Jalen Adams left UConn as the tenth all-time scorer in program history. Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier helped bring a title to Storrs and transformed into perennial All-Americans. Now, the two programs look to a pair of rising seniors to step into new roles: Christian Vital and Crystal Dangerfield.
The final week of conference play is upon us! Now, halfway through the first week of March, teams in The American are closing out their regular season schedules and getting ready for the conference tournament. Houston has controlled the conference for almost the entire season, while Cincinnati and UCF have not been far behind as each of the three clinched a first round bye in next week’s conference tournament.
Houston: In their two games, No. 9 Houston continued its fantastic season as it beat UConn and Tulane this past week. Houston (25-1, 12-1) took down UConn (13-12, 4-8) by the score of 71-63 Thursday. DeJon Jerreau showed out for Houston, dropping 18 points and dishing seven assists in just 22 minutes off the bench. Houston then beat down Tulane (4-20, 0-12) by 35 points Sunday. Led by Corey Davis Jr. and Armoni Brooks, Houston earned its 10th straight win. Davis put up 26 points with eight made threes, two assists and three boards in 30 minutes. Brooks added 24 points with six rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes. The Cougars allowed a combined 13 points from Tulane’s bench players compared to 23 from its bench.