Men's Basketball Drops Sunday Decision to Memphis

Jan. 11, 2015

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HOUSTON - University of Houston junior guard Jherrod Stiggers scored a team-high 13 points as the Cougars dropped a 62-44 decision to American Athletic Conference rival Memphis on Sunday afternoon inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Stiggers finished the day with three 3-pointers and added four rebounds with a pair of steals. He sank at least one trey in his 26th consecutive game, tying former guard Kelvin Lewis for the third-longest streak in school history. The Terrell, Texas, native recently became only the fourth player in school history to make 200+ 3-pointers in his career.

Memphis grabbed a 27-21 lead at halftime and held a 33-24 advantage when Markel Crawford sank a pair of free throws. However, the Cougars rallied with six of the game's next eight points and moved to within 35-30 when junior point guard L.J. Rose buried a pair of free throws with 13:50 left.

Unfortunately, Memphis went on a 19-5 run during the next eight minutes to seize control of the game.

The Tigers connected on 43.4 percent of their 53 shots from the field while limiting the Cougars to just 33.3 percent and forcing 18 Houston turnovers.

Sophomore forward Danrad Knowles added eight points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Cougars, while Rose dished out a game-high-tying four assists.

Memphis forward Austin Nichols led the Tigers with 16 points and seven rebounds, while Crawford totaled 12 points and three assists with a pair of 3-pointers. Kedren Johnson finished with 10 points and four assists in the win.

Houston fell to 7-8 overall and 0-4 in American Athletic Conference play, while Memphis improved to 9-6 overall and 2-2 in the league.

Houston hits the road again to meet East Carolina at 6 p.m. (CST), Wednesday, inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C.

Fans can hear Wednesday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action. The pregame show begins at 5:45 p.m., (CST), Wednesday.

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 Wednesday's game live on ESPNU with Mike Couzens calling the play-by-play and Brooke Weisbrod providing analysis. Fans also can see the game online by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Fans can follow live stats by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com or by clicking here.

Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets as well as Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic tickets also 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.

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.

To order mini-plans online, fans can visit UHCougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

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.

To order single-game tickets online, fans can visit uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops.



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