Jan. 31, 2009
2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Houston Cougars (12-7 3-3 C-USA) at #18/19 Memphis Tigers (18-3 7-0 C-USA)
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 FedEx Forum Memphis, Tenn.
With Saturday's loss, the Cougars fell to 10-21 (.323) all-time against Memphis and lost their eighth straight game to the Tigers... In addition, the Cougars fell to 3-13 (.188) against Memphis in Tennessee.
Saturday's game was the 344th time that the Cougars competed on television... The Cougars fell to 191-153 (.556) all-time when appearing on television.
With Saturday's loss, the Cougars dropped their third straight game... This is the first time since Dec. 30, 2006 - Jan. 11, 2007, that the Cougars lost three consecutive games.
Saturday's game marks the 28th consecutive season that the Cougars faced at least one ranked opponent... The Cougars fell to 67-159 (.296) all-time against ranked teams... The Cougars also fell to 1-7 (.125) all-time against teams ranked No. 18 in the Associated Press poll.
This marks the 15th consecutive year that the Cougars played Memphis in basketball... The series has been played at least once every year since the 1994-95 season.
The Cougars return to action at 6 p.m. (CST), Wednesday, when they meet Conference USA-rival UCF in Orlando... That game will be televised live on CBS College Sports, UH's second straight and third of five regular season games overall on television this season.
With 35 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman set a career high... His total topped his previous high of 28 points set against Iowa State (Dec. 28, 2008).
With 35 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman became the 51st player in school history to score at least 30 points in a game.
With 35 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded the first 30-point game of his career.
With 26 field-goal attempts, junior guard Aubrey Coleman set a career high... His total topped his previous best of 24 attempts against Iowa State (Dec. 28, 2008).
With two 3-pointers, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded a career best... His total topped his previous high of one, set against C-USA rival UAB (Jan. 10, 2009).
With five 3-point attempts, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded a career best... His total topped his previous high of four, set at Arizona (Jan. 24, 2009).
Junior guard Aubrey Coleman played all 40 minutes in a game for the third time during his career... He previously accomplished the feat against Conference USA-rival East Carolina (Jan. 21, 2009) and against Iowa State (Dec. 28, 2009).
Sophomore guard Zamal Nixon made his first start of the 2008-09 season and only the second of his career... It was his first start since facing Toledo (Dec. 4, 2007).
With Saturday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 1-8 (.111) against Memphis during his career with all nine meetings coming during his UH tenure... Penders also fell to 0-6 against Memphis in Tennessee during his career.
With Saturday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 42-26 (.618) in Conference USA games during his career... Penders also fell to 262-158 (.624) in all conference games during his career.