Palmer's 20 points lead Cougars to second road win
Houston looks to build off of 63-point exhibition win
Hughey Era starts with 63-point victory
The Cougars will take on the two-seeded Louisville Cardinals in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday
The Cougars will play in their first American Athletic Conference Tournament game on Friday
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Played in 10 games as a freshman... Averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game... Logged 13.2 minutes per appearance... Shot 41.9% from the field and knocked down 50.0% (2-for-4) of her three-point attempts... Was 11-for-13 (84.6%) from the free throw line... Scored four points, all from the free throw line, in her collegiate debut against Mississippi State (11/8)... Played a season-high 28 minutes against Northwestern State (11/13), with a personal-best 11 points... Also set highs of five rebounds and two assists against NSU... Scored four points in consecutive appearances, against North Texas (11/20) and Creighton (11/23)... Chipped in seven points against both Kent State (11/30) and Prairie View (12/1)... Scored two points in her last game of the season, against Texas State (12/15).
COLLEGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
Starred at nearby College Park High School in The Woodlands, where she earned District 14-5A MVP honors as a senior after leading the team in scoring (20.1 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg), steals (4.1 spg), assists (2.7 apg) and blocks (1.0 bpg)... Shot 49.2% (226-for-459) from the field and 73.5% (161-for-219) from the free-throw line... Holds College Park High records for points in a season (692) and points in a career (1,809)... Garnered District 14-5A Freshman of the Year honors in 2009.
Full name is Alexia Brionne Sanders... Born on Aug. 31, 1995 in Slidell, La... Daughter of Adolph and Kendra Sanders... Has one brother, Adolph Jr... Lists her father as her biggest influence... Wants to play basketball professionally or become a lawyer upon graduation... Enjoys drawing and watching television in her free time.