HOUSTON – The University of Houston women’s basketball team will open its American Athletic Conference slate against SMU on Friday in Fertitta Center at 7 p.m.
- This is Houston’s third of three-straight home games.
- Graduate Tatyana Hill is 3 points away from the 1,000-Point Club (997 points). She will be the 28th Cougar to reach 1,000 career points.
- This is both team’s conference opener this season.
- Junior Laila Blair has scored 20-plus points in each of the last two games.
LAST TIME OUT
- Laila Blair (21pts) has scored 20-plus in back-to-back games. Blair is the second Cougar this season to accomplish the feat (Tiara Young, 3 games).
- Houston led by as many as eight points against Washington State.
- The Cougars pulled within three points in the fourth quarter.
- Britney Onyeje tied a career-high with five three pointers made.
- Houston concluded its non-conference schedule 3-10.
- Houston ranks fourth nationally in steals per game (14.2) and fourth in turnovers forced per game (25.2).
- The Cougars ranked 18th nationally in offensive rebounds per game (15.9).
- The Cougars have played the most overtime games in the country (4). Only Lipscomb has gone to overtime three different games.
- Blair is within 100 points of joining the 1,000 Point Club (906).
- Junior Laila Blair was a unanimous Preseason All-Conference First Team selection by The American coaches.
- Blair has scored 10-plus in 11 consecutive games.
- The Cougars were picked to finish second in the league and received two first place votes in the Coaches Poll.
- Blair was one of three players in The American in 2021-22 to make six 3-pointers in one game and the only player in the conference with two games of six-plus 3-pointers made.
- Blair finished eighth in the league in scoring in 2021-22 (13.3 ppg).
- Graduate Tatyana Hill finished seventh in the league in rebounding in 2021-22 (7.3 rpg).
Houston record vs SMU 39-26
home / away / neutral 18-12 / 19-12 / 2-2
Last meeting W, 63-36, 2/26/22, home
Streak Houston, 2
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