HOUSTON – The University of Houston women’s basketball team will head to sunny St. Petersburg, Fla., for a pair of Thanksgiving weekend games against Portland and Florida on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
- Portland has lost three-straight games since winning two in a row to open the season.
- The Pilots have one win against a Division I opponent.
- The Cougars won their last Thanksgiving Week opening game, vs Arizona State in Cancun, Mexico.
- Houston is 1-1 in its last two Thanksgiving Week tournaments.
- Houston has received production from a different leading scorer each game this season (Blair, Hill, Patterson, Young).
LAST TIME OUT
- Four Cougars scored in double figures in the loss against Florida State.
- Houston forced overtime thanks to a layup with less than 10 seconds remaining by senior Tiara Young.
- Houston trailed by as many as 11 points in the game and came back to force overtime thanks to a 23-13 second quarter scoring margin and a 17-11 fourth quarter scoring margin.
- Junior Laila Blair posted a season-high 19 points to lead the Cougars in scoring for the first time this year.
- Graduate Tatyana Hill is one of two players in The American to post a double-double with a 20pts-10reb in a game.
- Hill ranks third nationally in offensive rebounds/game (6.0).
- Houston ranks fifth nationally in steals/game (16.3).
- Junior Laila Blair was a unanimous Preseason All-Conference First Team selection by The American coaches.
- The Cougars were picked to finish second in the league and received two first place votes in the Coaches Poll.
- Houston faces five teams in 2022-23 that received votes in the Preseason AP Poll. Kansas State, Florida, South Florida, UCF and Washington State.
- 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 Portland 0-0
home / away / neutral 0-0 / 0-0 / 0-0
Last meeting First-ever meeting
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