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    Zamal Nixon

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Brooklyn, N.Y.

    High School:
    Boys and Girls

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 170

    Position:
    G

    Birthdate:
    01/07/1989

    Experience:
    3L

    Major:
    Sociology

    Zamal Nixon

    06/14/2013

    Farewell to Conference USA: Houston Men's Basketball

    A look back at 17 years of Houston Men's Basketball in Conference USA

    Career | 2010-11 Game-by-Game | 2009-10 Game-by-Game


    Career Statistics

    Season

    GP-GS MPG FG 3FG FT RPG A B S PPG
    2007-08 31-1 13.7 61-148 19-60 41-69 1.2 37 3 23 5.9
    2008-09 30-13 15.7 57-147 22-66 36-47 1.0 49 2 20 5.7
    2009-10 31-2 16.1 62-156 15-54 45-63 0.9 56 5 33 5.9
    2010-11 30-29 33.5 95-213 26-72 94-102 2.6 141 17 129 10.3
    Totals 101-25 16.6 204-512 62-206 134-192 1.2 182 13 97 6.0

    Game Highs
    Points 29 at UTSA (1/1/10)
    FG 12 at UTSA (1/1/10)
    FGA 19 at UTSA (1/1/10)
    3FG 7 vs. SMU (3/7/09)
    3FGA 9 vs. SMU (3/7/09)
    FT 12, 2X vs. Marshall (3/9/11)
    FTA 12, 2X vs. Marshall (3/9/11)
    Rebounds 6 vs. NW Oklahoma State (11/20/10)
    Assists 11 vs. Sam Houston State (12/21/10)
    Steals 5, 2X vs. Nevada (12/6/10)
    Blocks 2, 2x vs. Rice (3/3/10)
    Minutes Played 41 vs. Nicholls State (11/12/10)











    • 2010-11 C-USA All-Defensive Team

    SENIOR (2010-11)
    Stood third nationally with a 92.2 free throw percentage, falling only 0.7 percent short of the top spot... Finished as the team leader in free throw percentage and assists and ranked third in scoring... Ranked among the Conference USA individual leaders in scoring (30th), assists (3rd), free throw percentage (1st), steals (3rd) and assist-turnover ratio (5th)... One of only three players to compete in all 30 games... Returned to the starting lineup after a preseason ankle injury against Nicholls State during the season opener... Finished with five points, five assist and three steals in 41 minutes against the Colonels... Did a little of everything against Alcorn State... Recorded eight points with four rebounds and career-bests of 10 assists and five steals against the Braves... Posted 10 points with a game-high eight assists, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes against Northwestern Oklahoma State... Led all players with six assists against Louisiana-Lafayette... Added two rebounds and a steal against the Cajuns... Posted 14 points at Sam Houston State... Finished with a game-high five steals against Nevada... Scored 10 points with three rebounds and two assists against UTSA... Totaled 10 points with eight assists, two rebounds and four steals at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Dished out a game-high 11 assists with nine points, two rebounds and three steals against Sam Houston State... Led all players with seven assists and added a pair of steals against Rogers State... Scored 10 points with a game-high eight assists at Southern Miss during the Conference USA opener... Led all players with 17 points and added five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 38 minutes against No. 19/18 UCF... Led the Cougars with 14 points against Tulsa... Went 12-for-12 from the free throw line against the Golden Hurricane... Led the Cougars with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with three 3-pointers and four assists... Recorded 10 points with two rebounds and two assists at East Carolina... Came off the bench for the first time at Tulsa to score 12 points with six rebounds and four assists... Led the Cougars with 17 points and went 11-of-11 from the free throw line against Tulane... Finished with 11 points, three rebounds and a team-high six assists at NR/RV UTEP... Posted 11 points and went 5-of-6 from the free throw line at Memphis... Missed his final free throw attempt to see his streak of 21 consecutive free throws made snapped... Finished with 11 points, five assists and two steals against UAB... Scored 20 second-half points, including five 3-pointers, and added a team-high six assists at Tulane... Made the most of Senior Day against Rice... Finished with a game-high 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting and added four assists, a blocked shot and steal against the Owls. C-USA Championship: Led the Cougars with 21 points and tied a C-USA Championship record with 12 free throws made without a miss against Marshall... Added three rebounds and four assists against the Thundering Herd.

    JUNIOR (2009-10)
    Made his season debut against Nicholls State during the season opener... Scored two points with two rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals against the Colonels... Helped spark the Cougars' rally against No. 25 Oklahoma during the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout... Scored seven points with three assists and a pair of steals in 16 minutes against the Sooners... Dished out five assists against Troy... Came off the bench to score 16 points, including a pair of 3-pointers with two assists and three steals against Louisiana Tech... Led all players with a career-high 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting at UTSA... Added three 3-pointers and two assists in 34 minutes off the bench against the Roadrunners... Came off the bench to score 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting with our rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals at East Carolina... Posted 10 points and nailed all four free throw attempts as a reserve at Memphis... Came off the bench to post 15 points with three assists and three steals at UAB... Finished with seven points, three assists, two blocks and four steals against Rice. C-USA Championship: Posted nine points during the quarterfinals against Memphis.. Recorded seven points, including a 3-pointer, with two assists in 11 minutes against Southern Miss during the semifinals... Totaled 13 points, including two 3-pointers, with four assists in 25 minutes against No. 25/21 UTEP during the title game. NCAA Tournament: Tallied 10 points with a 3-pointer and two assists in only 16 minutes against No. 20/20 Maryland.

    SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
    Moved into the starting lineup in the second half of the season... Competed in 30 games with 13 starts with all of those coming in the final 15 games... Finished fifth on team with 5.7 points per game... Made his season debut against Georgia Southern during the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer... Drilled all free throw attempts against Alcorn State... Scored nine points with three assists against North Texas... Dished out four assists and grabbed a rebound against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Started at point guard at No. 18/19 Memphis... Finished with nine points and a steal against the Tigers... Started his second straight game at C-USA rival UCF... Dished out seven assists with only one turnover and added nine points in 26 minutes at C-USA rival SMU... Scored a game-high 23 points with three 3-pointers against C-USA rival Tulane... Also added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and only one blocked shot against the Green Wave... Finished with and hit all five free throw attempts at C-USA rival... Also added two assists and a pair of steals against the Owls... Enjoyed a career night against SMU during the regular-season finale... Nailed seven 3-pointers on the way to 21 points and added seven assists with only one turnover against the Mustangs. C-USA Tournament: Recorded 17 points with a game-high three 3-pointers against SMU during the first round... Also dished out a game-high five assists with no turnovers in 35 minutes against the Mustangs... Scored 15 points against UTEP to help lead the Cougars into the semifinals. College Basketball Invitational: Scored 12 points with a pair of 3-pointers while playing 36 minutes at Oregon State during the first round.

    FRESHMAN (2007-08)
    Competed in 31 games with one start against Toledo... Finished third on team with 37 assists... Recorded one steal against Kentucky... Collected two steals in his first start against Toledo... Dished out two assists against Charleston and VCU... Netted six points at UMass... Tallied 10 points against Texas Southern... Netted 11 points against VCU... Scored 12 points against Grambling State... Tallied nine points and a season-best four rebounds against Southern... Netted 12 points and three steals against Arkansas-Pine Bluff... Recorded 14 points and a career high of seven assists against Middle Tennessee... Scored a career-best 24 points against Arizona... Collected two steals against UTEP... Scored seven points against Marshall... Blocked one shot against Memphis... Netted six points against Tulsa... Scored 17 points off the bench at UCF... Tallied eight points and one steal at Memphis.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Lettered for head coach Ruth Lovelace. Senior (2006-07): Averaged 16.3 points, 5.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game.. Helped lead the Kangaroos to a 30-4 record and a No. 75 national ranking... named to the All-City First Team and was an All-Public School Athletic League (PSAL) selection after helping Boys and Girls win a Brooklyn AA co-championship... Tallied 20 points, eight rebounds and six steals in a 75-74 loss to Abraham Lincoln in the PSAL AA Championship Game... Chosen as the MVP of the Stop DWI Holiday Classic after scoring 13 points in a 73-71 victory over Baltimore's Towson Catholic in the championship game... Garnered MVP honors at the Kangaroo Classic after tallying 23 points against Eagle Academy... Ranked among the Top-Seven seniors in New York and was chosen to the All-City Second Team by nyhoops.com... Was an All-Metro New York Seventh-Team selection and was one of the Top-Five seniors in New York by Hoopscoop.com... Scored 12 points in the Michael Jordan All-Star game at Madison Square Garden. Xavier High School: Played three seasons where he averaged 6.7 points, and 2.1 assists as a junior in 2005-06... Helped the Clippers win the 2006 Catholic City High School championship.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Zamal Fred Nixon... Born Jan. 7, 1989 in Brooklyn, N.Y... Son of Pamela and Fred Nixon... Majoring in sociology... Recruited by Tulane, Wichita State, VCU and Fairfield.



    Career Statistics
                                     Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
    Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
    2007-08   31-1    424/13.7   61-148  .412   19-60   .317   41-69   .594   7-29    36  1.2  34-0   37  54   3  23  182/5.9
    2008-09   30-13   470/15.7   57-147  .388   22-66   .333   36-47   .766  14-17    31  1.0  55-2   49  30   2  20  172/5.7
    2009-10   31-2    499/16.1   62-156  .397   15-54   .278   45-63   .714   7-22    29  0.9  46-0   56  28   5  33  184/5.9
    2010-11   30-29  1005/33.5   95-213  .446   26-72   .361   94-102  .922  11-67    78  2.6  81-2  141  69   7  53  310/10.3
    TOTAL    122-45  2398/19.7  275-664  .414   82-252  .325  216-281  .769  39-135  174  1.4 216-4  283 181  17 129  848/7.0
    
    

    2008-09 Game-by-Game Statistics

    |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ vs Georgia Southern 11/10/08 9 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1.0 vs Presbyterian 11/11/08 5 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 ALCORN STATE 11/18/08 8 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 3-3 1.000 0 0 0 0.7 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 1.3 NORTH TEXAS 11/29/08 17 3-7 .429 1-4 .250 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 0.5 2 0 3 1 0 0 9 3.3 at Middle Tennessee 12/2/08 3 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.6 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY S 12/13/08 8 0-3 .000 0-2 .000 2-2 1.000 1 1 2 0.7 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 2.5 at Toledo 12/20/08 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 MASSACHUSETTS 12/30/08 7 3-4 .750 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 2.9 at Mississippi State 1/3/09 13 1-3 .333 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3.0 TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHR 1/6/09 18 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 0.7 0 0 4 1 0 0 2 2.9 at UTEP 1/14/09 3 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2.6 at Southern Miss 1/17/09 10 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.6 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 2.6 EAST CAROLINA 1/21/09 5 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 at Arizona 1/24/09 4 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 1-4 .250 1 0 1 0.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.3 UTEP 1/28/09 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.5 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.1 at Memphis 1/31/09 * 27 4-9 .444 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0 1 1 0.6 3 0 0 3 0 1 9 2.6 at UCF 2/4/09 * 11 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 1-1 1.000 0 0 0 0.5 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 2.6 RICE 2/7/09 * 10 1-3 .333 1-3 .333 0-0 .000 0 2 2 0.6 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 2.6 at SMU 2/11/09 * 26 3-8 .375 1-3 .333 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 0.6 3 0 7 1 0 1 9 2.9 TULANE 2/14/09 * 32 9-15 .600 3-5 .600 2-2 1.000 3 1 4 0.8 2 0 3 1 0 2 23 4.0 at Marshall 2/18/09 * 18 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 0.7 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 4.0 UCF 2/21/09 * 25 1-7 .143 0-2 .000 3-4 .750 2 0 2 0.8 2 0 4 0 0 1 5 4.0 at Tulsa 2/25/09 4 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.9 at Rice 2/28/09 * 32 2-8 .250 1-3 .333 5-5 1.000 1 2 3 0.9 2 0 2 1 0 2 10 4.2 MEMPHIS 3/4/09 * 22 2-6 .333 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 1 0 1 0.9 4 0 2 3 0 1 4 4.2 SMU 3/7/09 29 7-11 .636 7-9 .778 0-2 .000 0 3 3 1.0 3 0 7 1 0 0 21 4.8 vs SMU 3/11/09 * 35 6-17 .353 3-8 .375 2-2 1.000 2 1 3 1.0 3 0 5 0 0 2 17 5.3 vs UTEP 3/12/09 * 21 4-9 .444 1-4 .250 6-10 .600 1 1 2 1.1 5 1 2 2 0 1 15 5.6 at Memphis 3/13/09 * 27 1-6 .167 1-4 .250 0-0 .000 1 0 1 1.1 4 0 2 2 0 1 3 5.5 at Oregon State 3/18/09 * 36 4-11 .364 2-7 .286 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 1.0 4 0 2 4 0 2 12 5.7

    Totals......................... 13 470 57-147 .388 22-66 .333 36-47 .766 14 17 31 1.0 55 2 49 30 2 20 172 5.7
    Games played: 30 Minutes/game: 15.7 Points/game: 5.7 FG Pct: 38.8 3FG Pct: 33.3 FT Pct: 76.6
    Rebounds/game: 1.0 Assists/game: 1.6 Turnovers/game: 1.0 Assist/turnover ratio: 1.6 Steals/game: 0.7 Blocks/game: 0.1


    2007-08 Game-by-Game Statistics

    |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date GS Min FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ vs VCU 11/15/07 25 4-10 .400 0-3 .000 3-3 1.000 1 1 2 2.0 2 0 2 1 0 0 11 11.0 vs Marist 11/16/07 19 4-8 .500 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 2 2 2.0 4 0 1 1 0 0 9 10.0 vs Charleston 11/18/07 22 3-4 .750 1-1 1.000 1-3 .333 1 3 4 2.7 1 0 2 2 0 1 8 9.3 TEXAS SOUTHERN 11/21/07 23 4-11 .364 2-6 .333 0-3 .000 1 2 3 2.8 1 0 0 1 0 0 10 9.5 GRAMBLING STATE 11/24/07 17 3-4 .750 1-1 1.000 5-9 .556 0 1 1 2.4 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 10.0 COASTAL CAROLINA 11/26/07 7 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8.3 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 12/01/07 31 3-9 .333 2-6 .333 6-7 .857 0 2 2 2.0 2 0 7 3 1 0 14 9.1 TOLEDO 12/04/07 * 15 1-4 .250 0-1 .000 1-4 .250 0 0 0 1.8 1 0 2 3 0 2 3 8.4 SOUTHERN 12/08/07 17 2-5 .400 1-2 .500 4-5 .800 1 3 4 2.0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 8.4 KENTUCKY 12/18/07 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.6 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 12/29/07 18 4-8 .500 1-3 .333 3-5 .600 0 2 2 1.8 1 0 0 3 0 3 12 8.0 at Massachusetts 01/02/08 13 2-4 .500 0-0 .000 2-6 .333 0 2 2 1.8 2 0 1 3 0 3 6 7.8 ARIZONA 01/12/08 34 8-13 .615 0-3 .000 8-12 .667 1 0 1 1.8 2 0 3 6 0 0 24 9.1 at SMU 01/16/08 7 0-4 .000 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 8.4 UTEP 01/19/08 11 1-5 .200 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 1 1 1.6 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 8.0 at Rice 01/23/08 9 1-3 .333 1-1 1.000 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.6 3 0 1 4 0 1 3 7.7 MARSHALL 01/26/08 10 3-5 .600 1-2 .500 0-0 .000 0 2 2 1.6 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 7.6 MEMPHIS 01/30/08 6 0-3 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.6 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 7.2 at UCF 02/02/08 31 5-10 .500 3-8 .375 4-5 .800 0 1 1 1.5 1 0 3 2 1 1 17 7.7 TULSA 02/06/08 16 2-6 .333 0-2 .000 2-2 1.000 0 1 1 1.5 1 0 1 3 0 0 6 7.7 at Tulane 02/09/08 13 1-6 .167 0-1 .000 0-2 .000 0 1 1 1.5 1 0 2 2 0 2 2 7.4 at Memphis 02/13/08 17 3-6 .500 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 1 1 2 1.5 0 0 0 2 0 1 8 7.4 SMU 02/16/08 13 3-4 .750 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 1 2 3 1.6 2 0 2 3 0 1 8 7.4 at UAB 02/20/08 3 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7.1 RICE 02/23/08 9 1-2 .500 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.4 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 6.9 SOUTHERN MISS 02/27/08 4 0-2 .000 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.7 UCF 03/05/08 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.4 vs UTEP 03/13/08 7 1-3 .333 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0 0 0 1.3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 6.3 at Nevada 03/18/08 11 2-4 .500 1-3 .333 2-2 1.000 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 1 0 1 7 6.3 VALPARAISO 03/24/08 9 0-3 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 6.1 at Tulsa 03/26/08 3 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0 0 0 1.2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5.9

    Totals......................... 1 424 61-148 .412 19-60 .317 41-69 .594 7 29 36 1.2 34 0 37 54 3 23 182 5.9
    Games played: 31 Minutes/game: 13.7 Points/game: 5.9 FG Pct: 41.2 3FG Pct: 31.7 FT Pct: 59.4
    Rebounds/game: 1.2 Assists/game: 1.2 Turnovers/game: 1.7 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.7 Steals/game: 0.7 Blocks/game: 0.1

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