Heartbreaking day for the Cougars all-around: WBB loses by a point on an odd play, MBB loses in OT at SMU, and baseball takes a bad loss to a team that will be quadrant 4 come tourney time.
Numbers and notes:
Deeper: Sasser was clutch – he scored 11 points in the final 5 minutes of regulation: a couple of 3-pointers and went 5/5 at the line. The three big free throws with 3 seconds left pushed the game to OT.
Sasser scored five more points in OT but missed two three-pointers including the one at the buzzer. Still, 16 points in the final 10 minutes of the game on the road for a freshman – get excited about his future.
And they lost by a point. How do you not attempt a three-pointer there?
So I looked at the team’s social media and sure enough – there it is.
A lay-up at the buzzer isn't quite enough as the Cougars fall at Temple by one.
— UH Women Hoops (@UHCougarWBB) February 15, 2020
It sounds like bad situational awareness.
Saturday, it was even worse. Much worse. In an 11-inning game, the Cougars managed just three hits (all solo home runs). Worse, UH had just four baserunners in the game.
Not time to panic yet but this is exactly what we saw last year. Hernandez is 4/8 with a homer and a double. The rest of the team? Hitting just .102 (6/59).
Defending the home court is paramount at the top of this league. The top four teams are 24-1 at home in the conference and just 12-12 on the road. UH was close to beating all three on the road but didn’t get it done. Tulsa is mission-critical on Wednesday night.