Friday, March 18, 2011

Houston Women’s Basketball Wraps up First Day in Waco

WACO, TEXAS (March 18, 2011) The University of Houston women’s basketball team wrapped up a busy Friday as they continued preparations for its NCAA Tournament First Round matchup against West Virginia on Sunday afternoon.

Making their fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history, the Cougars will meet Big East Conference member RV (AP)/#25 (Coaches) West Virginia at 4:10 p.m., Sunday, inside the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Fans can hear that game live on with Jeremy Branham calling the play-by-play action and Rusty Laverentz providing analysis. Fans also can watch the game live on ESPN2 with Pam Ward calling the play-by-play and Stephanie White as analyst.

Following a two-hour practice inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Friday morning, the Cougars hopped on a bus for the two-and-a-half hour trip to Waco. Before they left, first-year head coach Todd Buchanan, his coaching and support staffs and the Cougars were greeted by fans, the Cougar Brass and Houston Athletics Department staff members.

After unpacking and settling into their hotel rooms, the Cougars enjoyed an early dinner at a local restaurant and returned to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.

On Saturday, the Cougars will enjoy their first taste of March Madness since 2005. While Buchanan and his support staffs with work through early morning administrative meetings, the Cougars will visit the Ferrell Center at 10:45 a.m., Saturday.

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