Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. SMU (Feb. 11, 2009)

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    Feb. 11, 2009

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    2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
    Houston Cougars (15-7 • 6-3 C-USA) at SMU Mustangs (7-15 • 1-8 C-USA)
    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 • Moody Coliseum • Dallas, Texas


    TEAM NOTES

    • With Wednesday's win, the Cougars improved to 39-22 (.639) all-time against SMU and have won six straight games against the Mustangs... In addition, the Cougars improved to 15-10 (.600) against SMU in Dallas.

    • Wednesday's game marked the fifth consecutive year that the Cougars played SMU in basketball... The series has been played at least once every year since the 2005-06 season.

    • The Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Saturday, when they play host to Conference USA-rival Tulane in Hofheinz Coliseum... That game will be part of a day-night doubleheader with the UH women's basketball team, which plays host to Conference USA-rival UTEP at noon, Saturday.


    INDIVIDUAL NOTES
    • With 14 points and 14 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin recorded his eighth double-double of the season and his career.

    • With eight double-doubles, senior center Marcus Cousin moved into a tie with junior guard Aubrey Coleman for the team lead this season.

    • With 14 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin recorded a career high... His total topped his previous best of 13 boards, done three times and most recently against Conference USA-rival UTEP (Jan. 28, 2009).

    • With 20 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded his 11th 20-point game of the season and his career... It also was Coleman's fourth straight game with at least 20 points.

    • With seven assists, sophomore guard Zamal Nixon tied his career high... His total equaled his best set against Middle Tennesse (Dec. 1, 2007).

     

     


    HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTES
    • With Wednesday's game, head coach Tom Penders moved into sole possession of 20th place all-time among NCAA Division I coaches with 1,040 games coached... Penders broke out of a tie with Ralph Miller, who worked 1,039 games at Wichita State, Iowa and Oregon from 1952 to 1989... Up next in the NCAA records book is John Chaney, who coached 1,053 games at Cheyney and Temple from 1973 to 2006.

    • With Wednesday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 623-417 (.599) during his career... Penders also improved to 96-56 (.632) during his UH tenure.

    • With Wednesday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 23-2 (.920) against SMU during his career (6-0 at UH; 17-2 at Texas)... Penders also improved to 3-0 against SMU in Dallas during his UH career and is 10-3 (.769) against SMU in all road games during his career.

    • With Wednesday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 45-26 (.634) in Conference USA games during his career... Penders also improved to 265-158 (.626) in all conference games during his career.

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