Houston Cincinnati Basketball

Houston's Devin Davis (15) drives against Cincinnati's Jacob Evans (1) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday in Highland Heights, Ky. Cincinnati won 80-70. 

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HOUSTON

The Houston Cougars women’s basketball team was able to push their current winning streak to three games this past week after recording victories over Tulane (72-48) and Wichita State (73-62) in American Athletic Conference play.

The Cougars have now won four of their last five games.

TULANE

The Cougars recorded their first sweep of the Tulane Green Wave since 2011 with Wednesday night’s victory at home.

Houston had a trio of players finish the game in double figures with Jasmyne Harris scoring a game-high 20 points with six rebounds and seven assists. Angela Harris scored 17 points and Octavia Barnes finished with 12 points. Serithia Hawkins had eight rebounds.

The 48 points allowed were the fewest this season for the Cougars. Their previous low came in a 77-53 victory over Columbia in December.

The Cougars finished with nine 3-pointers.

WICHITA STATE

The Cougars had to come back from a nine-point deficit in their win over the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday night in Wichita.

Jasmyne Harris made history on the first 3-pointer of the game when she recorded her 179th 3-pointer of the season, setting a new program record.

The Cougars outscored the Shockers 26-11 in the third quarter to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Jasmyne Harris finished with 24 points, scoring in double figures in 15 consecutive games. Hawkins finished the day with 18 points while Dorian Branch added 14 and Barnes had 10.

UP NEXT

The Cougars will get a perfect chance to build on their winning streak when they face two of the weakest teams in the AAC with Memphis (7-15, 2-7) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home before traveling to face Tulsa (8-15, 2-8) at 2 p.m. Saturday. Houston (18-6, 7-3) remains in fourth place in the standings.

MEN

Going up against the first-place Cincinnati Bearcats, the Houston Cougars fell short in their 80-70 loss Wednesday night on the road before recovering with a 69-65 win over Central Florida on Saturday.

CINCINNATI

Playing against the No. 8 Bearcats, Corey Davis Jr. led the Cougars with 18 points while Devin Davis added 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Cougars built a double-digit lead early in the game and were ahead by as many as 18 points after Davis drilled a 3-pointer at the 7:24 mark in the first half.

But the Bearcats responded with a 17-3 run to close the gap at 40-37 at halftime before taking over in the second half.

UCF

The Cougars grinded out a four-point win over the Central Florida Knights in Saturday’s game in Orlando, Fla.

Rob Gray scored 20 points to lead the Cougars, who moved to 17-5 overall and 7-3 in the AAC.

UCF managed to outscore Houston in the second half, 37-32, after trailing by nine at the half, but the Cougars held on.

Davis scored a late field goal for a 65-61 lead and added two free throws with 34 seconds left.

UP NEXT

The Cougars will be back at home for a three-game stretch, starting with an 8 p.m. contest Thursday against SMU. After that, the Cougars will take on Tulane in a 5 p.m. game Sunday where Houston will be looking for revenge from last month’s 81-72 loss to the Green Wave.

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