LOUISVILLE, Ky (Feb. 20) -- The University of Houston women's basketball team hung tough for the first half of its Conference USA clash on the road in Louisville Sunday afternoon, but the Lady Cougars could not keep pace in the second half and fell by a final score of 68-54 at Freedom Hall.
Houston played the Lady Cardinals to within a point at halftime 29-28, but Louisville would go on to convert on 16 of 17 free throw attempts in the second half and hold a 28-7 rebound advantage on UH's offensive glass to pull away for a 14-point league win.
The defeat was the seventh in a row for Houston as the Lady Cougars slipped to 6-19 overall and 3-12 in C-USA action. UH was paced by junior center ShaRonda Lasseter's 13 points and two blocked shots. Senior guard Kokeesha Randle added 10 points, including a pair of three pointers in 14 minutes of action.
Louisville's Alison Bass led all players in the game with 19 points and eight rebounds. The Lady Cardinals improved to 16-10 on the year and 9-6 in conference.
Houston will next meet UT-Pan American at home in Hofheinz Pavilion on Friday night, February 25. Tipoff will be at 7:00 p.m. in the final home game for the UH seniors.