4 Total Updates since February 8, 2012
about 1 year ago Article 0 comments
The Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls will take their talents to Memphis for the 2012 C-USA tournament. Here is the official schedule and bracket for Wednesday.
about 1 year ago Update 0 comments
On March 3rd another season will come and go for the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls. Neither team has a record that's worthy of any real national recognition, and neither team has a player that would raise an eyebrow at the annual NBA draft this June. That leads me to ask one simple question. Why?
Being an outsider, its easy for me to ask this question. I know nothing of the history of these two programs, well outside of the Phi Slamma Jamma days back in the 1980's with Olajuwon and Drexler. As far as Rice is concerned....I've seriously never heard of anyone ever coming out of that program.
In an area like Houston, in a city and a state filled with talent, is it that difficult to get these two programs on the rise? Do coaches refuse to come to H-Town to build up a program? With Houston joining the Big East and Rice being involved in the merged Mountain West/C-USA merger, both programs could benefit from the additional spotlight.
As for Saturday, March 3rd, its the battle for H-Town once again as this will be the last time Rice and Houston face each other as conference members. Make it memorable Arsalan Kazemi and Jonathon Simmons, H-Town will appreciate it.
Here are the conference standings for C-USA for the week of February 26th.
(updated 2.26.2012 at 2:40 AM EST)
|Southern Miss. Golden Eagles||10||4||23||6|
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane||10||4||17||11|
|Central Florida Knights||9||5||20||8|
|Marshall Thundering Herd||8||6||17||11|
|Tulane Green Wave||3||11||15||13|
|East Carolina Pirates||3||11||12||15|
over 1 year ago Article 0 comments
Conference USA doesn't have one team ranked in the Top 25 and could be facing the future of being a one-team bid, do they deserve more?
over 1 year ago Update 0 comments
Rice fell behind 13-0 to start but finished the game on a 16-7 run to knock off the Houston Cougars 79-71 Wednesday night. The Owls rallied and took their first lead 26-25 on a Jarelle Reischel three-pointer with just over three minutes remaining in the first half. Things would remain close from there until Rice used a 9-0 run to take a 72-64 lead with just 2:35 remaining.
Houston was led by Jonathon Simmons who finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Alandise Harris and Joseph Young each finished with 13 points. The loss drops Houston to 11-12 overall and 3-7 in conference play.
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