HOUSTON, TEXAS (Dec. 14) -- This weekend the University of Houston women's basketball team travels to Honolulu, Hawaii, to join Detroit Mercy and Eastern Washington as participants in this year's Ala Moana Hotel Paradise Classic hosted by the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
Tournament action for the Lady Cougars begins on Monday, December 18, when they face Eastern Washington in the first round at 5:00pm (CT). They take on Detroit on Tuesday, December 19, at 5:00pm (CT) and close out the tournament against Hawaii on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00pm (CT).
This will mark the second time Houston has participated in the annual Hawaii tournament, as they joined Stanford, Miami and Virginia Tech in the 1996 event. The Lady Cougars posted an 0-3 record in that tournament with losses to the above schools.
Going into competition, Houston has never faced Eastern Washington, is 1-0 against the Lady Eagles of Detroit and is 2-0 against the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine.
The Lady Cougars are currently 4-4 on the season following their loss at No. 5 Georgia last Sunday.