Jan. 7, 2008
DALLAS - Twiggy McIntyre (Sapulpa, Okla./Sapulpa HS/Kansas State) was named the Conference USA Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
McIntyre averaged a team-best 20.7 points per game and went 18-for-18 from the charity stripe as the Cougars (7-9, 1-1 C-USA) wrapped up a stretch of three games in five days.
She ended the week shooting .531 (17-of-32) from the field, and hit 10-of-22 attempted 3-pointers (.455). McIntyre also had 13 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals, while playing 36.3 minutes per game.
The Cougars went 2-1 at home including a 74-64 victory over defending C-USA regular season champion Tulane on ESPN2 Sunday. UH also rallied from a 26-point second-half deficit to knock off Lamar, 82-75, in overtime at Hofheinz Pavilion, marking the second largest come-from-behind victory in NCAA Division I women's basketball history. Houston lost to league leader UTEP, 79-61, Friday.
Of her 62 points scored, 56 came in the second half, including all 18 of her free throws. Her 10-for-10 effort from the line against Tulane tied a school record for free-throw percentage when attempting 10-or-more. McIntyre has made 22-straight free throws dating back to Dec. 28.
McIntyre leads the league with a 2.19 3-pointers made per game average and has hit a C-USA-best 35 treys in 16 games. The senior also ranks sixth in the conference in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game, as well as third in free throw percentage firing at an 83.9 percent clip.
This is McIntyre's first C-USA Player of the Week honor.
Houston returns to action at Hofheinz Pavilion Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. CST against crosstown rival Rice. The game closes out a season-long six-game homestand for the Cougars, UH's longest homestand since the 1996-97 season.
Fans can listen to a free internet radio broadcast of all UH games this year by clicking on the Stretch Internet Broadcast link at UHCougars.com. Streaming video for all home games will also be made available through the All-Access package at UHCougars.com.