Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Mississippi State

Jan. 3, 2009

2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Houston Cougars (8-3 * 0-0 C-USA) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (9-5 * 0-0 SEC)
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 * Humphrey Coliseum * Starkville, Miss.


** With Saturday's loss, the Cougars suffered their first defeat against Mississippi State... UH entered Saturday's game on a five-game winning streak against the Bulldogs.

** Saturday's game was only the second all-time meeting in Starkville, Miss., and the first since a 68-62 Cougar win on Nov. 30, 1983.

** Shooting 26.7 percent (21-of-76) from the field, the Cougars posted a season low in that category... It was the first time that UH show below 30 percent in a game since shooting 25.5 percent (14-of-55) at Memphis during the Conference USA Tournament championship game (March 10, 2006).

** The Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Tuesday, to play host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi inside Hofheinz Pavilion... It will be the first of two home games for the Cougars next week with Conference USA-rival UAB visiting Houston at 7 p.m., Saturday.

** With 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded his third career double-double.

** Junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded his third career double-double in the Cougars' last four games.

** With three double-doubles, junior guard Aubrey Coleman tied with senior center Marcus Cousin for the most double-doubles in 2008-09... Coleman and Cousin are the only Cougar players to record a double-double this season.

** With four steals, freshman point guard Desmond Wade tied his career high... He equaled his mark at Toledo (Dec. 20, 2008).



** With Saturday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 616-413 (.599) during his career... Penders also fell to 89-52 (.631) during his UH tenure.

** Saturday's game was the first time that head coach Tom Penders faced Mississippi State during his career.

** Mississippi State was the 231st different opponent that Penders has faced during his career.

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