Feb. 14, 2009
2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Tulane Green Wave (10-14 4-7 C-USA) at Houston Cougars (16-7 7-3 C-USA)
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009 Hofheinz Pavilion Houston, Texas
The Cougars' win, combined with Tulsa's loss at UCF on Saturday, moved Houston into a tie with UAB for second place in the latest league standings... UH enjoyed a 75-56 win against UAB on Jan. 10.
With Saturday's win, the Cougars improved to 10-2 (.833) at Hofheinz Pavilion in 2008-09... It marked the fifth consecutive season - all under head coach Tom Penders - that the Cougars recorded double-digit home wins.
The Cougars recorded five consecutive seasons with double-digit home wins for the first time since 1988-93.
With Saturday's win, the Cougars improved to 12-11 (.522) all-time against Tulane and have won four straight games against the Green Wave... In addition, the Cougars are improved to 7-3 (.700) against Tulane in Houston.
Saturday's game marked the 13th consecutive year that the Cougars played Tulane in basketball... The series has been played at least once every year since the 1996-97 season.
The Cougars return to action at 6 p.m. (CST)/7 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, when they face Conference USA-rival Marshall in the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, W.Va.
With 23 points, sophomore guard Zamal Nixon recorded the second 20-point game of his career and his first of the 2008-09 season.
Sophomore guard Zamal Nixon's 23 points fell one shy of matching his career high... The Brooklyn, N.Y., native scored 24 points against Arizona (Jan. 12, 2008).
With 23 points, sophomore guard Zamal Nixon more than doubled his previous season high... Nixon scored nine points at Conference USA-rival SMU (Feb. 11, 2009), at Conference USA-rival Memphis (Jan. 31, 2009) and against North Texas (Nov. 29, 2008).
With 15 field goal attempts, sophomore guard Zamal Nixon recorded a single-game high... His total topped his previous best of 13 attempts against Arizona (Jan. 12, 2008).
With three 3-pointers, sophomore guard Zamal Nixon tied his single-game high... Nixon recorded three treys at Conference USA-rival UCF (Feb. 20, 2008).
With four rebounds, sophomore guard Zamal Nixon tied his single-game best... Nixon grabbed four rebounds against Southern (Dec. 8, 2007) and against the College of Charleston (Nov. 18, 2007).
With four steals, junior forward Qa'rraan Calhoun set a single-game high... His total topped his previous high of three steals against Western Kentucky (Nov. 15, 2008) during the home opener.
Competing for all 40 minutes against Tulane, junior guard Kelvin Lewis played every minute of a game for the sixth time in 2008-09 and during his career.
With six free throws made, freshman point guard Desmond Wade set a personal best... His total topped his previous high of five set against Alcorn State (Nov. 18, 2008).
With six free throw attempts, freshman point guard Desmond Wade tied his single-game high... His total equaled his best against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Jan. 6, 2009) and against Alcorn State (Nov. 18, 2008).
With six free throws made and six free throw attempts, junior center Nick Mosley set career highs in both categories... His made total topped his best of three set at Conference USA-rival UCF (Feb. 4, 209)... His attempts total topped his previous high of four, done three times and most recently at Conference USA-rival UCF (Feb. 4, 2009).
After getting into early foul trouble, junior guard Aubrey Coleman's seven minutes played and two points were both season lows... Coleman previously played 17 minutes against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 13, 2008) and scored 10 points against Georgia Southern (Nov. 10, 2008) during the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer in the season opener.
Scoring two points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman saw his streak of 21 consecutive games with at least 10 points snapped.
HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTES
With Saturday's win, head coach Tom Penders moved into a tie with Norm Sloan (Presbyterian, The Citadel, Florida, NC State and Florida; 1952-89) for 29th place in NCAA Division I history with 624 career wins... Cam Henderson (Muskingum, Davis & Elkins, Marshall) ranks 28th in the NCAA Division I records book with 630 wins from 1920 to 1955.
With Saturday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 624-417 (.599) during his career... Penders also improved to 97-56 (.634) during his UH tenure.
With Saturday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 4-1 (.800) against Tulane during his career with all four games coming during his career at Houston... Penders also improved to 2-1 (.667) against Tulane in Houston during his career.
With Saturday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 46-26 (.639) in Conference USA games during his career... Penders also improved to 266-158 (.627) in all conference games during his career.