UH notebook: Men’s basketball team falls at LSU

The Cougars are still unable to figure things out on the road, suffering a 73-57 loss to LSU on Tuesday.

The Cougars hope to avoid falling to .500 in Saturday’s game against the Bearkats and improve upon their 0-3 record in road games. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

UH (4-3) tied the game 20-20 with 9:23 in the first period, but were down 38-28 at halftime.

Adam Brown led the Cougars in scoring with 15 points. He also added seven rebounds and three assists. Kendrick Washington came off the bench to score 10 points and grab six rebounds. Maurice McNeil had nine points and nine boards, while LSU guard Ralston Turner led the Tigers with 15 points.

The Cougars will try to cure their road blues Saturday at Sam Houston State in Huntsville. The team returns home Monday to play Nevada in a game that will be televised on CBS College Sports.

At the half Quick Change, a magician duo of David Mass and Dani Askeeva will perform tricks and illusions for fans during the intermission.

Landry notches award; Horned Frogs await

Guard Porsche Landry was rewarded for her outstanding play in the Cougars’ wins against Louisiana Tech and Oral Roberts earning C-USA Player of the Week on Monday.

She scored 20 against the Bulldogs and 31 over the Golden Eagles. She also averaged four assists and three steals in the wins.

The Cougars are in Fort Worth today to play TCU at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, the team returns to host Texas A&M Corpus-Christi and UTSA on Sunday and Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Diver gets recognized; team heads to Austin

Senior diver Lacey Truelove was awarded Conference USA Diver of the Week on Monday for her performance at the Phill Hansel Cougar Classic Invitational.

She won the 3-meter dive with a score of 366.45, an NCAA “A” qualifying score. In the platform diving event, Truelove outperformed Audra Egenwolf from No. 18-ranked SMU with 287.50 points, also an NCAA qualifying score. Truelove placed fourth in the 1-meter dive, scoring 270.85 points.

This was the second time in Truelove’s career that she won the accolade. Truelove and the rest of the diving team get back to action today through Saturday for the Texas Invitational in Austin.

Head diving coach Jane Figueiredo said this is one of the most significant meets of the season.

“All the top schools will be diving at Texas,” Figueiredo said in a release. “This is the meet that we’re peaking for.”

Apart from host No. 3 Texas, No. 5 California, No. 24 UCLA, Boston, Harvard, Purdue, TCU, Miami, Wyoming, North Texas and Miami will be competing at the meet.

Fans can check for live coverage of the meet.

Camp moved back a week

The UH softball team has moved the Cougar General Skills Winter Camp date from Saturday, Dec. 4 to Saturday, Dec. 11. This date has been moved for the younger participants.

For high school participants, the date remains the same, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. Participants can register online at for a fee of $85.

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