Houston – The Houston women’s basketball team posted its season-high, Tulane’s all-time winning margin and its biggest win since 2005 with an 82-36 upset of the Green Wave at the Fertitta Center on Sunday.
Houston (8-13, 5-3 American) led by as many as 48 points, leading the game wire-to-wire, with four different Cougars scoring in double figures.
Aided by a season-best shooting performance from beyond the arc (50 percent), Houston posted its most efficient field goal shooting mark of the year (54.4 percent). The Cougars hit 12 three-pointers from five different players, including three three-pointers from three different players.
Jr Blair there He became Houston’s 29th 1,000-point scorer in the second quarter. The guard finished the game with 13 points.
Young fellow Kamryn Jones She had a career-high 16 points since Jan. 15 at Tulsa.
As a team, the Cougars dished out a season-high 21 assists, including a career-high seven from the junior. Tai Lor PurvisAnd a season-high six from Blair.
Houston jumped out to a 19-5 lead in the first quarter. Houston held Tulane (13-9, 3-6 American) to single-digit scoring in three separate quarters and forced Tulane into 27 turnovers.
Entering the game averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game, Tulane went 0-15 from beyond the arc. For the first time since 2020, the Green Wave didn’t make a three-pointer and for the first time since 2021, Houston didn’t allow a three-pointer.
Houston has not allowed its last two opponents to score 40 points and won its first game by 45 points since 2005 (last vs. St. Louis, Feb. 2, 2005). Houston’s 49 second-half points are the most in a single half this season.
The Cougars are on the road against the Memphis Tigers on Wednesday night at 7 pm CT in Memphis, Tenn.
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