The game will be aired on SECN+ and fans can hear the contest against the Razorbacks live via the home for Houston Women’s Basketball Radio, UHCougars.com/wbbradio. Live statistics are also available through SideArm Stats, and the official Twitter account of Houston Women’s Basketball, @UHCougarWBB, will offer updates throughout the game.
The full WNIT Bracket can be accessed by clicking HERE.
SCOUTING THE RAZORBACKS
Arkansas enters Thursday’s contest with an 20-14 overall record, a 6-10 mark in SEC play. Arkansas defeated Georgia, South Carolina, and Texas A&M in the SEC tournament before falling to champion Mississippi State.
Arkansas has three players averaging double figures in scoring this season, Chelsea Dungee paces the Razorbacks with 20.2 points per game to lead the team, Malica Monk is second on the team with 12.4 points per game.
Arkansas is allowing opponents to score 69.7 points per game, allowing 41.8 percent shooting from the field and 30.2 percent from long-range.
Lot of info about Jazz in this interview. Says she’ll be back when they start practices up after the season. She is not off the team.
Houston Cougars Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ronald Hughey speaks with the media before Houston heads to Arkansas for a 7 pm Thursday WNIT matchup against the Razorbacks.
Coogs down 2 at the end of 3. Basically a back and forth game. Coogs can win this if they can get some stops.
Coogs lead by 2 with 40 seconds left. Arkansas ball.
And of course…OT. So many close games this year for this team.
Coogs go cold and fall 88-80.
Score: Houston 80, Arkansas 88
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Location: Fayetteville, Ark. | Bud Walton Arena
HOUSTON: The Cougars saw six players reach double figures in scoring, Barnes led the team with 19 points, Harris added 16, Blackshell-Fair added 15, Branch, Hawkins and Hill each recorded 10. Serithia Hawkins led the team in rebounds with eight and Barnes led the team in assists, with four. Barnes will close out her Houston career having hit at least one three-pointer in the last 22 games. Barnes will leave Houston with thr third-most three-pointers made in a single season at Houston with 56, followed by Branch in fourth-place with 51 and Harris in fifth-place with 49. Houston closes the season with 225 made three-pointers the second-most in single-season history at Houston.
ARKANSAS: Arkansas finished the game with three players in double figures. Chelsea Dungee led all scoreres with 37 points. Kiara Williams led the Razorbacks on the boards with eight rebounds and Malica Monk finished with two assists.
NEWS AND NOTES
* Houston concludes its season at 15-16 on the season and 9-7 in conference play. The 15 wins are the second-most under Head Coach Ronald Hughey.
* Arkansas held an advantage in freethrows attempting 19 more than the Cougars and hitting 17 more.
* The Cougars forced 18 Arkansas turnovers for its 26 game this season with at least 15 forced turnovers.
* Houston outscore Arkansas 20-6 in second chance points, 42-40 in the paint, and 17-15 off turnovers.
There are so many gifted recruits in the Houston area and I would love for our Cougars to be able to recruit a few. Let’s face it, if this were the men’s program coach Hughey would already be gone.
I like him and I like his attitude. I also think his recruiting is getting better. With the improved facilities recruiting should continue to get better.
Good thing is that we return Angela Harris and Branche along with some talented youngsters. Jazz Harris should also be back. And, we’re bringing in 3 six feet+ recruits.
This should be a solid team next year if Hughey can get buy-in. That seemed to be the main issue this season.
I hope they play Rice next year. It would be neat to see 6-9 Nancy Mulkey at the Fertitta Center.