Jasmyne Harris Named American Player OTW

Jan. 8, 2018

HOUSTON – Houston Cougar Women’s Basketball sophomore guard Jasmyne Harris has been named The American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her performances against Wichita State and Tulane, the league office announced Monday.

Harris opened the week with a 26-point night against the league’s newest member, Wichita State. Harris made nine field goals in the contest, including a 4-of-8 mark from beyond the 3-point line, while pulling down a pair of rebounds and collecting three steals in the team’s 73-55 victory over the Shockers.

Four days later, Harris helped lead the charge in Houston’s thrilling 98-92 comeback victory at Tulane. Harris scored a career-high 34 points, becoming the first Cougar since Porsche Landry in 2012-13 to post multiple 30-point games in a season. Harris shot 52.4 percent (11-of-21) from the field against the Green Wave, including 6-of-8 (75.0 percent) from beyond the 3-point line. Harris also pulled down a career-high tying 11 rebounds in the game, completing the sixth double-double of her career, and also assisted on eight baskets.

For the week, Harris averaged 30.0 points per game while pulling down 6.5 rebounds and averaging 5.0 rebounds per contest. The award for the sophomore is the second this season and of her career.

Houston returns home for a pair of American Athletic Conference games, beginning with a 7 p.m., tilt against Cincinnati on Wednesday, Jan. 10 inside H&PE Arena. The Cougars will follow that by welcoming No. 1/1 UConn to town on Saturday, Jan. 13 for a 2 p.m. start.

The contest against the Bearcats will air live on the internet via ESPN3, while Saturday’s matchup against the Huskies can be seen on the SNY Network and also on ESPN3.



Houston will play its 2017-18 home games inside H&PE Arena on the campus of nearby Texas Southern University while renovations continue on the $60 million Fertitta Center.

For the best value to enjoy all 13 regular-season home games, fans can purchase a Shasta Pass for just $80. With the Shasta Pass, fans enjoy admission into every Women’s Basketball home game as well as remaining Volleyball and Soccer contests and Softball games in the spring.

Single game tickets are also available for games throughout the Women’s Basketball season, starting as low as $3 for general admission and $20 for reserved floor seats if purchases are made online before gameday. Ticket sales on gameday or walkup sales begin at $5 for general admission and $20 for reserved floor seats.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting UHCougars.com/tickets or by clicking HERE, or by calling the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS.

Fans can receive daily information and in-game updates by following @UHCougarWBB on Twitter. Fans can also catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook page at facebook.com/UHCougarWBB.

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