Women's Basketball

UH coach recovering after hospitalization

Women’s basketball head coach Joe Curl was admitted to a hospital Saturday after experiencing pain in his chest. | Daily Cougar file photo

UH head women’s basketball coach Joe Curl was taken to a Dallas hospital Saturday evening with chest pains.

Curl, who is in his 12th season at UH, missed Sunday’s 73-67 win over SMU. Fourth-year assistant Wade Scott led the team with help from fellow assistant Tari Cummings and Chad Rickett.

According to a press release issued by the UH athletic department, Curl “is in stable condition and is expected to be released from doctors’ observation and return to Houston” by today.

Curl missed the 2007-2008 season after suffering from a heat attack.

The Cougars are 13-11 overall and 7-4 in Conference USA after Sunday’s win. They’ll next face conference rival Southern Miss at 8 p.m. Thursday in Hattiesburg, Miss. before facing Central Florida at 6 p.m. Saturday in Orlando, Fla.

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