HOUSTON, Texas - The University of Houston women's basketball returns to their home court at Hofheinz Pavilion and looks to win its fourth-straight game overall and unprecedented third-straight over a C-USA foe for the first time in school history, as they host the Bulls of South Florida Sunday afternoon, January 21.
The Lady Cougars own an 11-6 overall record and are currently tied with Tulane atop the National Division of Conference USA with a 4-1 record in league play. Houston's four total wins against C-USA opponents are the most ever since joining the league in 1996-97. A victory on Sunday would improve Houston's overall season record to 12-6 and give them the most wins since closing out the 1995-96 campaign at 12-16.
Houston has won seven of their last 10 games, five of the last six and four of the last five games. Should they defeat South Florida, the Lady Cougars would rest six games above the .500 mark for the first time since the 1991-92 season when they posed a 14-3 record at the same point of the season and eventually closed out the year 22-8 overall.
The Lady Cougars face the Bulls for the second time this season on Sunday, as they opened conference play with an 82-59 win over South Florida on January 2 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa. That victory was Houston's first ever against the Bulls in eight meetings between the two schools since 1996-97, and the 23-point margin of victory in that contest was Houston's largest margin ever over a C-USA opponent. A win on Sunday would mark the first time in school history that Houston has swept both games of a season series against a C-USA opponent.
In other interesting Lady Cougar information, as of January 16, Houston was ranked 58th among women's hoops programs by the Collegiate Basketball News RPI ratings, and were second among C-USA schools only behind Memphis (54). In addition, for the first time this season the Lady Cougars received two votes in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 Women's College Basketball Poll that came out January 14.
For more information about the Lady Cougars, check out the Women's Basketball page at www.Uhcougars.com.