By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (February 13, 2011) With a 1:45pm CT start at Hofheinz Pavilion on the campus of the University of Houston, the Houston Cougars women's basketball team
(19-4, 10-0 C-USA) face the East Carolina Pirates (11-12, 5-5 C-USA).
The Cougars and Pirates are meeting for the 10th time since 2002, as Houston
holds an 8-1 advantage in the series. The Cougars are 4-1 against East Carolina
at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Houston improved to 10-0 in Conference USA action with a 71-51 victory against
Rice on Thursday, marking the best-ever start in league play.
The Cougars have jumped out to the second-best start in school history at 19-4
Courtney Taylor was named the C-USA Player of the Week for the fourth time this
season after posting 21 points and 18 rebounds at Tulane.
Taylor set the all-time Houston rebounding record (1,012) at UAB on Jan. 20. Taylor
has posted 15 double-doubles this season to push her career total to a school record
55, which also ranks fourth in C-USA history.
Taylor currently places fourth nationally in double-doubles and fifth in rebounds per game (12.1).
Brittney Scott surpassed Houston great Chandi Jones as the all-time 3-point shooter at UAB on Jan. 20.
Scott looks to make her 85th-consecutive start on Thursday, which dates back to the beginning of the 2008-09 season.