Nov. 18, 2009
HOUSTON - After defeating UT-Arlington on the road Tuesday night, the University of Houston women's basketball team will play finally return home to open its home schedule Thursday when it hosts Oregon State 7 p.m. at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Houston is off to a 2-0 start for the second season in a row as the Cougars, led by a second straight 27-point outing by junior guard Brittney Scott, beat the UT-Arlington by the count of 78-74 Tuesday night at UTA's Texas Hall
In addition to Scott's performance against the Mavericks, junior forward Courtney Taylor recorded her 27th career double-double against UTA, scoring 25 points to go along with 10 rebounds. The accomplishment is her second in just two games this season leaving her just one double-double shy of tying Sonya Watkins and Vickey Finch for third on the UH all-time double-doubles list.
Oregon State (1-0) won its season opener last Friday against Cal Poly 71-61 at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Ore., as junior guard Talisa Rhea led all scorers with 20 points.
The all-time series between Houston and Oregon State is tied at 1-1. The two teams met early last year at Gill Coliseum with the Beavers walking away with a 69-47 victory.
Following the Oregon State game, the Cougars will begin a four-game road stand that starts with them heading to Baton Rouge, La., to face LSU before a trip to play Miami, in Coral Gables, Fla. Houston will then participate in the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo., where it will face Delaware followed by Texas State or Colorado State.
In addition to the exciting basketball action, the first 250 fans to enter Hofheinz Pavilion for the Oregon State game will receive an official Pulse of the Pride bracelet.