Jan. 28, 2009
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
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.
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).
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.