Houston Clinches First-Round Bye in AAC Tournament With 88-61 Win Against UCF

Feb. 24, 2016

Final Stats

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Houston beat UCF 88-61 on Wednesday night to clinch a first-round bye at the American Athletic Conference tournament.

Devonta Pollard and Rob Gray Jr. scored 14 points apiece and the Cougars (20-8, 10-6) swept the season series against the Knights to become the 22nd team in school history with 20-plus wins in a season.

UCF led 22-21, but Houston used a 15-2 run late in the first half to pull to a 37-25 at halftime behind Dotson's 12 points on 53.1 percent shooting.

Houston pulled further ahead on a 20-4 run in the second half in which Eric Weary Jr. scored seven points and Dotson scored five, and won going away.

Danrad Knowles scored 13 points and Ronnie Johnson added 10 with seven assists for the Cougars.

Chance McFadden scored 15 points and Adonys Henriquez added 12 for UCF (11-15, 5-10), which has lost six straight.

Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars hit the road again to meet UConn at noon (CST), Sunday, inside Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. That game will be seen on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM. The Huskies claimed a 69-57 win inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Jan. 17.

The Cougars close out their regular season when they play host to Cincinnati at 8 p.m., March 3, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. That game will be part of Senior Night with the Cougars honoring guard Eric Weary, Jr., forward Devonta Pollard and guards L.J. Rose and LeRon Barnes.

Fans have a variety of ticket options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 3-Point Packs are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for complete information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

Fans also 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.

Current University of Houston students are admitted free to ALL Houston Men's Basketball game when presenting a valid ID at the doors.

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All-Session passes for the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship are now on sale. The league's annual postseason event will be held March 10-13 inside the Amway Center in Orlando.

All-Session passes begin at $175 for every game of the tournament. Fans can purchase All-Session passes to the 2016 American Athletic Conference Championship by clicking here.

Single-game tickets for Houston Men's Basketball's 2015-16 season begin at only $5 per game. Fans can purchase General Admission single-game tickets for only $5, while Reserved 2 seating is available for only $10 per game. Fans may buy Reserved 1 single-game tickets for $15 per ticket.

Fans can purchase single-game tickets by clicking here.

Tickets for groups of 10-24 or more can be purchased for as low as $12 per ticket in Reserved 2 for 18 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of more than 25 people can buy Reserved 2 tickets for only $10 per ticket

Groups of 10-24 can buy tickets for only $10 per ticket in Reserved 2 with prices plummeting to only $6 per ticket for groups of 25 or more.

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