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Jones Captures Season Conference USA Honors

Standout freshman Chandi Jones named C-USA Freshman of the Year; Senior Sykes named to Second Team All-Conference

Chandi Jones

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Despite missing the final nine games of the regular season due to injury, the University of Houston freshman sensation Chandi Jones still remained the nation's leading freshman scorer in Division I women's basketball (twelfth overall) and her overall numbers-including 429 total points and a 21.5 per game average-shattered all Conference USA freshman scoring records.

Recognized for her outstanding season and her impact on the Lady Cougars' turnaround this season, Jones was named C-USA Freshman of the Year at the annual awards banquet on the eve of the start of the Conference women's basketball tournament. In awards voted on by the conference head coaches, sports information directors and one media representative from each of the 12 C-USA schools, Jones was also named to the First Team All-Conference as well as the All-Freshman Team. Lady Cougar senior Monet Sykes, who was the team's leading rebounder, was named to the Second Team All Conference.

Monet Sykes
The award for Jones was the first such award given to a Lady Cougar since current Houston senior ShaRonda Lasseter was named C-USA Freshman of the Year for the 1998-99 season. She also is the first Lady Cougar to be named to the All-Conference First Team since Houston has been a member of Conference USA, and the first time overall since Pay Luckey was named to the First Team All-Southwest Conference Team in 1995-96.

This year's C-USA women's basketball tournament is hosted by Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and play begins with four first-round games on Friday, March 2. Houston is the No. 3 seed and earned a first round bye. They play on Saturday, March 3 and will take on either Saint Louis or Memphis at 6:00pm.


 

 

St. Edwards
St. Edwards
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
Southeastern Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana
Hofheinz Pavilion
4:00 PM
UNLV
at UNLV
Las Vegas, Nev.
8:00 PM
Long Beach State
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif.
7:00 PM
Texas State
Texas State
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
Mercer
Mercer
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
UTRGV
at UTRGV
Edinburg, Texas
7:00 PM
College of Charleston
College of Charleston
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
Texas Tech
at Texas Tech
Lubbock, Texas
TBA
Rutgers
Rutgers
Hofheinz Pavilion
TBA
UL-Lafayette
at UL-Lafayette
Lafayette, La.
11:00 AM
UTSA
vs UTSA
San Antonio, Texas
TBA
Central Arkansas
vs Central Arkansas
San Antonio, Texas
TBA
Alcorn State
Alcorn State
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
Tulsa
Tulsa
Hofheinz Pavilion
3:30 PM
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:00 PM
UCF
UCF
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
2:00 PM
Temple
Temple
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
TBA
UConn
at UConn
Hartford, Conn.
11:00 AM
Tulane
Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
East Carolina
at East Carolina
Greenville, N.C.
3:30 PM
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
TBA
USF
USF
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
East Carolina
East Carolina
Hofheinz Pavilion
2:00 PM
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
7:00 PM

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