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Jan. 28, 2009

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2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
UTEP Miners (12-8 • 3-3 C-USA) at Houston Cougars (12-6 • 3-2 C-USA)
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 • Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, Texas


TEAM NOTES

• With Wednesday's loss, the Cougars fell to 5-9 (.357) all-time against UTEP... In addition, the Cougars fell to 4-1 (.800) against UTEP in Hofheinz Pavilion.

• Wednesday's game was the first time that UTEP defeated the Cougars in Houston, snapping a four-game losing streak there... Earlier this season, the Cougars snapped a seven-game losing streak in El Paso with a 94-86 win on Jan. 14.

• Wednesday's attendance of 3,917 was a season high... It topped the previous high of 3,623 against Massachusetts on Dec. 30, 2008.

• This is the fourth consecutive year that the Cougars played UTEP in basketball... The series has been played at least once every year since 2005-06.

• The Cougars return to action at noon, Saturday, when they meet No. 18/19 Memphis in Memphis, Tenn....That game will be televised live on CBS College Sports.


INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• With 15 points and 13 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin recorded his team-leading seventh double-double of the season and of his career.

• With 15 points and 13 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin moved out of a tie for the team lead in double-doubles this season... Cousin recorded his seventh double-double of the season and his career against the Miners.

• With 13 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin tied his career high... He equaled his total set against C-USA rival East Carolina (Jan. 21, 2009 and against Georgia Southern (Nov. 10, 2008).

• With five steals, freshman point guard Desmond Wade set a career high... His total topped his previous best of four steals set at Mississippi State (Jan. 3, 2009) and at Toledo (Dec. 20, 2008).

• Senior guard DaShaun Williams made his second start of the season and the 12th of his career.

• Senior guard DaShaun Williams played all 40 minutes in a game for the second time during his career... He first accomplished the feat at Conference USA-rival UAB (Feb. 20, 2008).


HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTES
• With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 620-416 (.598) during his career... Penders also fell to 93-55 (.628) during his UH tenure.

• With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 4-5 (.444) against UTEP during his career... Penders also fell to 3-1 (.750) against UTEP in Hofheinz Pavilion during his career.

• With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 42-25 (.627) in Conference USA games during his career... Penders also fell to 262-157 (.625) in all conference games during his career.

 

 

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