Jan. 4, 2013
|DELAWARE STATE (3-10 1-1) at HOUSTON (5-7 0-0)|
|Time||2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013|
|Location||Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) Houston|
|Series History||First meeting|
|Last Time||First meeting|
|Radio|| Listen Live
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Jeremy Branham, (play-by-play), Louis Ray (Color)
|Live Video||UH All Access|
|Game Notes|| Houston Notes
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HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's basketball team wraps up the non-conference slate by playing host to Delaware State at 2 p.m., on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars look to bounce back from a road loss at Texas Tech on Sunday, as early foul trouble plagued Houston down the stretch. The Cougars were back-and-forth with the Lady Raiders early on, but three starters played only nine minutes in the first half as Tech put together a 14-4 run en route to a 14-point lead at the break.
Freshman guard Jessieka Palmer led the Cougars with 13 points in 23 minutes of action, marking her first double-digit scoring performance since Nov. 24 and her fourth overall this season. Fellow freshman guard Alecia Smith added nine points and four assists in just 21 minutes.
Senior point guard Porsche Landry posted eight first-half points against Texas Tech, missing the double-digit mark for the first time this season. Landry, who ranks second in C-USA in 3-point percentage (41.9), needs only 11 points to move into 10th spot all-time in career scoring at Houston.
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Delaware State has dropped seven-straight contests since winning back-to-back games against Wilmington University and Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Lady Hornets have averaged nearly 55 points per game and shot 38 percent from the field while the opposition has scored almost 68 points per contest and shot at a 43 percent clip. Delaware State has turned the ball over 20.3 times per game while forcing 18.1 miscues from its opponents.
Sophomore guard/forward Tierra Hawkins (6'2'') leads the Lady Hornets with 17.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 47 percent (82-of-174) from the field. Sophomore guard Deanna Harmon is nearly averaging double digits in scoring with 9.4 points per game, while fellow second-year guard Jade Washington paces the squad with 3.1 assists per contest.
|HOUSTON 1,000-POINT CLUB|
The Cougars have met only one other current MEAC member since the 1975-76 season, defeating Coppin State by a score of 70-47 on Jan. 3, 1993 at a tournament in Louisville, Ky.
Landry tallied eight points in the first half at Texas Tech to up her career total to 1,271, and needs just 11 points to break into the top-10 all-time in career scoring at Houston, while also ranking third in school history with 387 career assists.