HOUSTON - American Athletic Conference leader Tulsa used a strong second-half surge to rally from a halftime deficit and take a 57-44 win against the University Houston Men's Basketball team inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Thursday night in a game presented by Koch Industries.
Houston jumped out to a 34-29 lead at halftime, connecting on nearly 45 percent of its tries from the field. The Cougars appeared to extend their momentum, scoring on their first possession of the second half for a 36-29 advantage.
Unfortunately, Tulsa used a 17-2 run over the next 9:16 to take a lead it would never relinquish.
Sophomore forward Danrad Knowles posted 10 points with six rebounds to lead the Cougars, while junior point guard L.J. Rose added nine points with four rebounds and four assists. Freshman forward and Yates High product JC Washington came off the bench to grab a team-high eight rebounds.
Tulsa forward D'Andre Wright led all players with 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting and added six rebounds. Guard Rashad Smith totaled 12 points with a game-high 10 rebounds, while guards Rashad Ray and James Woodard chipped in with 11 points apiece.
The Cougars wrap up their four-game homestand following a week-long break from their schedule when they meet No. 23/23 SMU at 8 p.m., Thursday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Fans can hear Thursday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 7:45 p.m., Thursday.
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 Thursday's game live on ESPNU. Fans also can watch the game online by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links.
Fans can follow live stats by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com or by clicking here.
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Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Group tickets, mini-plans and single-game 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.
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.
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