The Cougars will play in their first American Athletic Conference Tournament game on Friday
Selected as the Fifth Overall Pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft (Houston Comets)
Helped lead the Cougars to two of its greatest seasons in school history, compiling a 49-13 record and making back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament... one of the most decorated players in program history despite playing only two seasons after transferring from Clarendon Junior College... holds single-season school records in rebounds (362), rebound average (12.1 rpg) and offensive rebounds (142)... holds the career record for rebounds per game (10.7)... tallied a single-season record 22 double-doubles during the 2004-05 season and ranks second in school history with 35 career double-doubles.
All-Conference USA First Team (2004-05)
Naismith Trophy Midseason Candidate (2004-05)
Wade Trophy Preseason Candidate (2004-05)
All-Conference USA Second Team (2003-04)
Three-time C-USA Player of the Week
Led the Cougars back to the NCAA Tournament, marking the first back-to-back trips to the Big Dance in school history... averaged 18.8 points per game and set school records in total rebounds (362) and rebound average (12.1 rpg)... also led the nation in rebounds per game... bested her own school record from the previous season with 142 offensive boards... tallied 565 total points, ranking as the eighth most in single-season history... shot 48 percent from the field, connecting on 233 field goals, which places eighth all-time... put together 22 double-double performances, setting a single-season record and racking up the most in 20 years... matched career high in the third game of the season against Creighton (Nov. 24) with 34 points to go with a then-career best 18 boards... also set personal highs with eight free-throws on 11 attempts... tallied 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead Houston to an upset of No. 14 Purdue in West Lafayette on Nov. 30... rattled off 21 points and 16 rebounds in a loss to Wake Forest on Dec. 17, snapping the Cougars' perfect 9-0 start... game against the Demon Deacons began a streak of 10-straight double-double performances from Dec. 17 through Jan. 23... followed up with 27 points and 13 boards in a heartbreaking loss to Long Beach State... put together a 25-point, 17-rebound outing against New Mexico State on Jan. 3... enjoyed an all-around performance against UAB on Jan. 14, recording 15 points, 12 rebounds and career highs of six steals and four blocks... followed up with an unforgettable performance against USF on Jan. 16, posting 33 points while pulling down a school-record 20 rebounds in 37 minutes of play... went for 31 points and nine rebounds in an overtime victory over host Charlotte in the opening round of the C-USA Championship... tallied 22 points, 10 rebounds and six steals in a losing effort to Louisville in the semifinals... posted 12 points and five steals in the NCAA Tournament's opening-round loss to Boston College on March 20.
Was named Second Team All-Conference USA... Started both games of the NCAA Tournament... Pulled down 10 boards in the Lady Cougars' win over UW-Green Bay on March 20 in the First Round... Poured in 15 points in Houston's loss to UC-Santa Barbara on March 22... Was one of only two Lady Cougars to start all 32 games for Houston, averaging 29.6 minutes per contest... Houston's leading rebounder... Her 9.5 rebounds per game average is tied for 10th-best of all time and was the best average for a Lady Cougar since the Sallie Routt averaged 9.5 per game during the 1988-89 campaign... Her 299 total rebounds on the year ranks fifth all-time as the most rebounds recorded by a Lady Cougar in a single season... Was second on the team with 527 total points scored, an average of 16.5 per game... Led the team with a 52.5 field goal percentage (227-432)... Led the squad with 13 double-doubles on the year, with her last coming against Cincinnati on March 6 (18 pts, 12 reb)... Registered a double-double in three of the last five regular season games and three straight from Feb. 15-Feb. 22... Second on the team with 25 blocks on the year... Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds three times this season: vs Louisville (Jan. 25), at East Carolina (Feb. 15) and vs DePaul (Feb. 20)... Swiped a career-best six steals to go with 25 points and 15 boards against Louisville... Scored a career-high and game-leading 34 points in Houston's 67-59 win over Cincinnati in the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament on March 6... Had 26 double-digit scoring games in 2003-04, including seven games in which she scored 20-or-more points... Was named Conference USA Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 23 after leading Houston to wins over No. 11/12 DePaul on Feb. 20 and Marquette on Feb. 22... Made her Houston debut on Nov. 21 against Gonzaga at the Hawkeye Classic in Iowa City, registering her first double-double of the year with 19 points and 10 boards... Shocked the Bulldogs when she dunked in the first half... followed up with 20 points and 10 boards the following day in a thrilling win over Iowa.
PRIOR TO HOUSTON
Played under head coach Wade Scott at Clarendon Junior College in Clarendon, Texas... Was named Most Valuable Player... career best game in junior college came when she scored 49 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had 10 blocks.
Was the MVP for four years at S.V.G. Girls High School in Kingstown ST. Vincent under Vernette McDowall... Also ran track, competing in the 100, 200, 400, 800, high jump, long jump and the shot put.
Daughter of Evelyn Lyttle and Ian Cain... Nickname is "Saint"... also recruited by Texas A&M and Washington State.
LYTTLE'S CAREER HIGHS Points: 34, 2x, last vs. Creighton (11/24/04) Rebounds: 20, vs. USF (1/16/05) Assists: 5, vs. Middle Tennessee State (11/28/04) Blocks: 4, vs. UAB (1/14/05) Steals: 6, 3x, last vs. Louisville (3/5/05) Field Goals: 15, 2x, last vs. USF (1/16/05) Field Goal Attempts: 25, 2x, last vs. USF (1/16/05) Free Throws: 8, vs. Creighton (11/24/04) Free-Throw Attempts: 11, vs. Creighton (11/24/04) Minutes: 40, vs. Wake Forest (12/17/04)