Humbled in Houston

Feb. 3, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas ( -- A big fourth quarter for Houston proved to be the difference in the UCF women's basketball team's 64-55 loss Wednesday night.

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The game featured nine lead changes heading into the final period, and the Cougars' 11-2 run early gave them a healthy 9-point lead with seven minutes remaining.

The Knights (5-17, 2-9) fought back with nine unanswered to tie it up at 52, but Alecia Smith's and Marche' Amerson's back-to-back 3-pointers was the dagger that UCF couldn't recover from. In the end, Houston outscored UCF, 24-14, in the fourth quarter.

With leading scorer Zykira Lewis in foul trouble (she finished with 3 points), freshman Kayla Thigpen stepped up with 14 points on a 6-of-9 showing from the field. Sophomore Aliyah Gregory added 11 points.

Houston's win snapped the Knights' winning streak in the series at six games and delivered the Cougars' (5-16, 1-9) first conference win of the year.

Up Next
? UCF travels to SMU for Saturday afternoon's matchup on the American Digital Network.
? The Knights are 5-10 against the Mustangs but won last year's game in Dallas, 61-57.