Track and field, basketball among this weekend’s sporting events


Women’s tennis kicks off the eventful weekend in UH sports when they take on the University of Arizona at the John E. Hoff Courts. | Justin Tijerina/The Cougar

The Cougars are in for another action packed weekend in the world of sports.


After three weekends on the road, the No. 44 women’s tennis team get things started as they host their first home match of the season Friday at noon against the No. 65 University of Arizona Wildcats.

The Cougars have Saturday off and are back on the hard court Sunday to face the No. 51 University of Oregon Ducks. The first serve is scheduled for noon. UH Athletics will provide pizza for students at both games.

Track and Field

Coming off another successful weekend, the track and field team has claimed the American Athletic Conference Track Athlete honor for the third week in a row.

Senior hurdler Issac Williams has been named the AAC Track Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Houston Invitational, and the track and field team is back in action for a Friday and Saturday double header. They’ll compete in both USA Track and Field Youth Championships in Houston and the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station.


With both the men’s and women’s basketball team coming off two home wins during the week, they look to grab more wins on the road.

After a victory over University of Central Florida, women’s basketball continues their short, two-game home stand when they host Tulane University on Saturday. Tip off is scheduled at 2 p.m. in Hofheinz Pavilion.

Coming off the biggest win of the Kevin Sampson era, the men’s basketball team hits the road to Oklahoma to take on the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. After knocking off No. 12 Southern Methodist University, the Cougars continue to make their push for the conference title. With Tulsa half a game up on the Cougars, a win would jump them up the standings and give the Cougars the sweep of the season series


Sunday marks the start of the three-day UCF challenge for the women’s golf team. The event will take place at Eagle Creek Golf Club in sunny Orlando. Sunday will be the first tournament of 2016 for the Cougars as they look to start out the year on a high note.

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