FORT WORTH, Texas – For the first time as a conference member, No. RV Houston punched its ticket to the tournament’s final four teams by defeating No. 6 seed East Carolina 73-63 in the quarterfinals of the 2021 Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship on Tuesday night at Dickies Arena. The No. 3 seed Cougars will meet No. 2 seed UCF on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. (CT) in the second tournament semifinal on ESPN+.
Laila Blair led all scorers in the game with 19 points (3-of-6 from beyond the arc) to go along with eight rebounds for Houston (16-6), and Miya Crump and Bria Patterson each chipped in 14 points.