Cougars welcome Tennessee Tech to Fertitta Center

By | March 19, 2022

HOUSTON – The Houston women’s basketball will host the second rounds of the WNIT on Sunday with an afternoon matchup with Tennessee Tech.

Houston (17-15, 7-9) vs. Tennessee Tech (21-10, 14-4)
Sunday, March 20
Tipoff: 2pm CT
Houston, Texas
Fertitta Center

Radio: The Varsity Network (Chase Snyder)

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN EAGLES. Tennessee Tech is coming off a swift win against American Conference team SMU on Thursday evening 73-62. The Golden Eagles made it all the way to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship finals dropping the championship game 51-29 to Belmont.

100 WINS. head coach Ronald Hughey tallied his 100th career win in Houston’s 67-55 victory over East Carolina on Feb. 16 in the Fertitta Center. The win comes in Hughey’s eighth season with the Cougars.

THREE TIMES 20+. Layla Blair recorded her third-straight game with 20+ points in the Cougars loss to South Florida. All three of the games came in the American Conference Tournament where she should scored 22, 23 and 25 points. Blair has now recorded eight games this season with 20+ points, scoring a career-high 28 points against then No. 6 Baylor.

MIXING IT UP. Despite only losing one starter from last season, the Cougars have recorded 11 different starting lineups throughout the season. Faced with injury, Houston has had to rely heavily on its depth. Britney Onyeje has started all but two games this season after missing the games at Memphis and Louisiana Tech.

WNIT. This is the fourth out of last five years the Cougars have earned a bid to the WNIT and the first time Houston has advanced to the second round. Last season, the Cougars fell in the first round against San Francisco before beating Arizona State in the consolation final. With the win against LA Tech, Hughey holds a 2-3 record in the WNIT.

AMERICAN TOURNAMENT. For the second straight year, the Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Cougars, who finished sixth in the final standings, defeated the No. 12 seeded Cincinnati in the first round followed by a win against the No. 3-seed Tulane before losing to No. 2-seed USF.

Fans can buy tickets HERE. Parking will be available for $10 at the Stadium Garage and will enter the Fertitta Center at the Holman Entrance.

Houston Women’s Basketball fans are encouraged to become members of the Fastbreak Club. For more information or to sign up, fans should click HERE. To join the Fastbreak Club, fans may call Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH (46874).

Fans can receive daily information and in-game updates by following @UHCougarWBB on Twitter. Fans can also catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team’s Facebook page at

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