Marshall Faces Houston on Sunday
Tip off starts at noon
Jan. 19, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall women's basketball is searching for its first Conference USA win of the season as it takes on Houston in the Cam Henderson Center on Sunday at noon.
Solid Defense Leads to First Conference Win
A stonewall defensive effort combined with three players earning double-digit point totals helped Marshall women's basketball push to its first Conference USA win of the season against Houston, 65-41.
Marshall is 6-10 (0-3 C-USA) after losing to Tulsa on Thursday in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Three Thundering Herd players earned double-digit point totals. Shay Weaver posted a team-high 12 points, while Suporia Dickens netted 11 and Chukwuka Ezeigbo totaled 10 points.
Weaver leads Marshall with 10.8 points per game and is the league leader in three-pointers made per contest with 2.7. She has a conference-high 43 made three-pointers this season. Chukwuka Ezeigbo follows with 8.6 points per game and leads the team on the boards with 6.2 rebounds per game.
Houston is 7-8 (1-1 C-USA) for the season and has yet to win on the road, tallying a 0-6 record in away games. The Cougars are coming off a 54-46 loss to UAB on the road this past Sunday. Porsche Landry is one of the Cougars best offensive weapons, averaging 17.3 points per game. She is third in C-USA in scoring. Yasmee Thomspon leads Houston with 9.6 rebounds per game and is nearly averaging a double-double with 8.7 points per contest.
Marshall leads the all-time series 5-3 and has won the past three meetings. Last year, the Herd knocked off the Cougars 65-41 in Houston, Texas. The Cougars have one win in Cam Henderson Center, dating back to the 2008-09 season.Marshall Athletics would like to thank Penn Station East Coast Subs for their continued support of the Marshall Women's Basketball team.