TULSA, Okla. (AP) - James Woodard and Shaquille Harrison scored 18 points apiece and Rashad Smith added 16 as Tulsa defeated Houston 72-54 on Sunday.
Smith surpassed his season-high of 13 points with 14 in the first half as the Golden Hurricane (9-5, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) opened a 37-28 lead on their way to their fourth straight win.
Woodard had 14 points and Harrison 13 in the second half as Tulsa remained in control. The Golden Hurricane shot 49 percent despite missing all 10 3-point attempts and were 26 of 36 from the foul line, 17 of 24 in the second half. Smith grabbed nine rebounds as Tulsa owned the boards 41-26.
Harrison had a streak of five-straight 20-point games end.
Houston returns to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion for a busy week in Houston. The Cougars play host to American Athletic Conference-rival UCF at 6 p.m., Tuesday, and meet Memphis for the second time this season at 1 p.m., Sunday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Fans should note the earlier 6 p.m. tipoff time Tuesday to accommodate the ESPNews broadcast.
Fans can hear Tuesday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday.
Fans also can hear the radio broadcast online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links to Houston All-Access or by clicking here. A Houston All-Access subscription is required to listen to the game online.
Fans can watch Tuesday's game live on ESPNews, by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or http://es.pn/1Gzmnkbby clicking here with Mike Crispino calling the play-by-play and Fran Fraschilla providing analysis.
Fans can follow live stats by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com or by clicking here.
LOS COOGS NIGHT
Tuesday's game will be part of Los Coogs Night to celebrate Hispanic heritage. The first 100 fans in attendance at Tuesday's game will receive a free Los Coogs t-shirt with other related in-game elements as part of the festivities.
BUY TICKETS NOW
Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Group tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets are on sale now. For complete tickets information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or by clicking here.
To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.
All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.
Season ticket packages start for as low as $99 in the Reserved 3 section for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Memorial Hermann Family Plan, which includes two adult and two kids' season tickets, can be purchased for only $399 in the Reserved 2 section for the entire regular-season home schedule.
Fans can purchase season tickets online by visiting uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. To view a map of Hofheinz Pavilion with season ticket pricing, fans can click here.
Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Fans can choose the 3-Point Pack and pick any three of the Cougars' 17 regular-season home games with prices starting as low as $9 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for as low as $9 per ticket in Reserved 3 (Section 101-102, 115-116, 126-128) for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $14 per ticket in the Reserved 2 (Sections 103-104, 109-111, 117-119 and 124-125), while Reserved 3 seats (Section 105-108, 120-123) are available at $19 per ticket.
The ticket cost per person falls even more for groups of 25 or more. Group administrators are encouraged to call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office soon to secure their seats.
For a map of Hofheinz Pavilion group seating sections and prices, fans can click here. Fans can purchase group tickets online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Single-game tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 per game in the Reserved 3 section inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Fans can buy single-tickets in Reserved 2 for only $15 with tickets in Reserved 1 going for $20 per game.
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