The Cougars will take on the two-seeded Louisville Cardinals in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday
Houston 73, Memphis 67
Marche' Amerson notched a career-high 24 points and her fourth 20-plus point scoring game of the season
Head coach Todd Buchanan, sophomore forward Marche' Amerson, senior forward Destini Texada, and senior center Yasmeen Thompson met with local media at the annual event
The Cougars look to make noise in their first year in the American Athletic Conference
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
Saw action in 24 contests as a true freshman... Averaged 6.1 minutes per game... Led the team in free-throw percentage, at 78.6%... Shot 20.8% (5-of-24) from the field and 23.5% (4-of-17) from 3-point range... Totaled 25 total points, averaging 1.0 points per game... Also collected six assists, four steals and two blocks... Played an increased role down the stretch, averaging nearly 10 minutes per game over the final eight contests... Buried four 3-pointers on nine attempts (44.4%) in the final five games of the season while scoring 15 of her 25 points in that span... Posted three points in her collegiate debut at Mississippi State (11/9)... Was 3-for-4 from the free throw line against Creighton (12/8)... Followed that up with 2-for-2 effort from the charity stripe in Houston's win over Texas State (12/22)... Handed out two assists in five minutes of action against Tulane (2/2)... Played a season-high 15 minutes in Houston's comeback win at Rice (2/10), including a valuable nine minutes in the opening half as both starting guards battled foul trouble... Stepped up defensively against the Owls with a steal and a block... Shined in Houston's upset over league-leading SMU (2/24), posting a season-high six points, including her first-career 3-pointer and a 3-of-4 effort from the charity stripe... Matched her six-point effort in the regular season finale at Tulsa (3/7), going a perfect 2-for-2 from 3-point range, including a deep trey with under a minute remaining before the half to erase a once 10-point deficit... Knocked down third-straight trifecta to go with an assist in the opening round of the C-USA Championship against UCF (3/13).
BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz... Ranked as the No. 120 guard nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz... Two-time District 20-5A First Team selection... Helped lead Bellaire High to a 20-9 record in her senior season by averaging 10.4 points, 3.5 steals, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Full name is Bianca Natalia Winslow... Born on Feb. 17, 1994, in Cantu, Italy... Daughter of Rickie Winslow and Robin Davis... Has four siblings; Ced, Brandon, Joshua and Justise... Father, Rickie, ranks in the top-10 in scoring in Houston men's basketball history and started all four years at Houston from 1983-87, including his freshman season when the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Championship game... Wants to pursue a career in public relations upon graduation... Enjoys shopping, writing and singing in her free time.