Jan. 6, 2009
2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (6-9 * 0-0 SLC) at Houston Cougars (9-3 * 0-0 C-USA)
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 * Hofheinz Pavilion * Houston, Texas
** The Cougars limited Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to 14.3 percent (2-of-14) from the 3-point line for a season low by any opponent... It topped the previous low of 21.7 percent (5-of-23) by North Texas (Nov. 29, 2008).
** The Cougars improved to 3-0 all-time against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... In addition, the Cougars improved to 2-0 all-time against the Islanders in Houston.
** Tuesday's game was the first time since Feb. 7, 2006, that the Cougars played Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in basketball.
** Tuesday's game was the first time since Jan. 7, 2006, that the Cougars played Texas A&M-Corpus Christi inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
** With Tuesday's win, the Cougars improved to 436-127 (.774) all-time inside Hofheinz Pavilion... The Cougars also won for the 16th time in their last 17 games... UH has not lost in Hofheinz Pavilion since an 89-77 decision against #1/1 Memphis on Jan. 30, 2008.
** The Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Saturday, to play host to Conference USA-rival UAB inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Saturday's game will be the league opener for the Cougars and the Blazers.
** With 14 points and 10 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin recorded his fourth double-double of the season and his career... He is tied with junior guard Aubrey Coleman for the team lead in that category.
** With 22 points and 10 rebounds, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded his fourth double-double of the season and his career... It also was his fourth double-double in the last five games... Coleman is tied with senior center Marcus Cousin for the team lead in that category.
** Junior guards Aubrey Coleman and Kelvin Lewis posted 22 and 20 points, respectively... It marked the second time this season that two Cougars scored at least 20 points in a game... Against Massachusetts (Dec. 30, 2008), Lewis scored 20 points, while junior forward Qa'rraan Calhoun scored a career-high 26 points.
** With 20 points, junior guard Kelvin Lewis recorded his team-leading sixth 20-point game of the season and the ninth of his career.
** With six steals, junior guard Kelvin Lewis doubled his previous single-game best... His previous high was three steals, done five times and most recently vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 18, 2008).
** Junior center Nick Mosley made the first start of his career Tuesday.
** With Tuesday's win, the Cougars also improved to 59-11 (.843) inside Hofheinz Pavilion during head coach Tom Penders' tenure.
** With Tuesday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 3-0 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi during his career.