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Women's Basketball Begins Preparations for 2012-13 Season

Oct. 2, 2012

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HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's basketball team held its first practice in preparation for the upcoming season on Tuesday afternoon at Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars kick off the 2012-13 campaign on Nov. 9 at Mississippi State and host Alabama on Nov. 13 in the home opener.

"We've waited and waited and put a lot of hard work in making changes and getting the kids we have here now," third-year head coach Todd Buchanan said. "Because everything is so different and new, the excitement is there and I was ready to get things started today.

"They continue to learn, and their attitude is tremendous right now," Buchanan said. "Anytime you can have a great attitude and be willing to learn, the sky is the limit for all of us."

The squad worked at a quick pace for three hours and Buchanan came away impressed with the team's conditioning and tempo.

"I want to have an up-tempo practice and be able to go from one drill or play into another very quickly, with them also understanding what we're trying to accomplish," Buchanan said. "I was pleasantly surprised with their ability to do that, and they did a nice job.

"(Co-Director of Sports Performance) Coach Kelly (Spriggs) has done a tremendous job with their conditioning in the offseason," Buchanan said. "We went a good three hours today and they handled it really well."

Buchanan looks to lead the Cougars back to postseason play after a 2011-12 campaign that saw five Cougars go down with season-ending injuries, including senior point guard Porsche Landry, who was granted a fifth year of eligibility for the upcoming season.

Landry, who leads all active players in Conference USA in assists (345), is joined by 10 newcomers, including four transfers and six freshmen.

 

 

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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