HOUSTON – The University of Houston women’s basketball team put together its most dominant win of the season, its largest margin of victory over Tulane all-time, and its biggest win since 2005 with its 82-36 dismantling of the Green Wave on Sunday in Fertitta Center.
Houston (8-13, 5-3 American) led by as many as 48 points and led the game wire-to-wire as four different Cougars scored 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.
Junior There Blair became Houston’s 29th 1,000-point scorer in the second quarter on a running floater from the baseline. The guard finished the game with 13 points.
Fellow junior Kamryn Jones scored a game-high 16 points, tying her career-high from Jan. 15 at Tulsa.
As a team, the Cougars dished out a season-high 21 assists, including a career-high seven from junior Tae’Lor Purvisand a season-high six from Blair.
Houston jumped out to a 19-5 lead in the first quarter, the fewest points allowed in a first quarter this year by the Cougars. Houston held Tulane (13-9, 3-6 American) to single digit scoring in three different 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 did not make a three-pointer and the first time since 2021 that Houston has not allowed a three-pointer.
Houston has not allowed its last two opponents to score 40 points and won its first game since 2005 by more than 45 points (last vs Saint Louis, Feb. 2, 2005). Houston’s 49 second half points are the most in a half this season.
The Cougars will head on the road for a Wednesday night matchup against the Memphis Tigers at 7 p.m. CT in Memphis, Tenn.
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