@UHCougarWBB
Lady Cougar Explosion Ends Skid






  • TotalCast Stats

    HOUSTON (Feb. 25) - The University of Houston Lady Cougars ended their eight-game losing streak in large fashion with a 92-38 whipping of Texas-Pan American in front of a season-high 3,417 spectators at Hofheinz Pavilion. It was the home finale for Houston, as the Lady Cougars improve to 7-19 overall while the Lady Broncs drop to 6-21.

    The Lady Cougars had a balanced attack in the dismantling of UTPA, as four players scored in double figures led by junior ShaRonda Lasseter's 14. Junior Cathy Lida chipped in 12 while the tandem of junior Monet Sykes and Claire Stavropoulos added 10. It was a career-high 10-spot for the freshman Stavropoulos.

    The 54-point win over Pan Am was the largest margin of victory for the Lady Cougars since whipping Prairie View A&M by the same amount, 90-36, on January 3, 1996. The 92 points were not only the most points scored by a Joe Curl coached team at UH, but also the most since the Lady Cougars knocked off TCU, 99-81, in the same season on January 17.

    Houston's smothering defense forced the Lady Broncs into 36 turnovers and a miserable .271 (13-48) shooting from the field. Even more impressive was the Lady Cougars performance after building a 55-25 halftime lead-U of H held UTPA to only .179 (5-28) shooting in the second half and outscored the Lady Broncs 37-13.

    The crowd at Hofheinz-which was also the third highest crowd in school history-witnessed the smothering Lady Cougar press cause chaos with the Texas-Pan American squad. Houston jumped out to a football-like 21-0 lead before UTPA scored its first basket of the game at the 14:47 mark. The Lady Cougars kept up the pressure, not allowing UTPA to hit double digits in scoring until less than seven minutes left in the first half.

    The second half was much of the same, as the Lady Cougars' intensity never waned in the face of Curl's multiple substitutions. Despite only shooting .333 (10-30) in the second half, Houston never allowed UTPA any semblance of offense, even increasing its lead to a maximum of 56 points, 88-32, before going basket-for-basket down the stretch.

    Houston concludes its 1999-2000 regular season when it travels to Tampa, Fla., to take on South Florida in a key Conference USA matchup. A win by the Lady Cougars clinches fifth place in the National Division. The C-USA Postseason Tournament begins next week in Louisville, Ky.

  • 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

    #GoCoogs

    #HTownTakeover


    Twitter

    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago


    Instagram