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    2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
    #5/3 Memphis Tigers (27-3 • 15-0 C-USA) at Houston Cougars (18-10 • 9-6 C-USA)
    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 • Hofheinz Pavilion • Houston, Texas


    • Wednesday's attendance of 6,049 was a season high at Hofheinz Pavilion... It topped the previous best of 5,533 against Conference USA-rival Rice on Feb. 7 and was the biggest home crowd since 5,767 fans watched the Cougars take a 71-62 win against Rice on Feb. 23, 20098.

    • With Wednesday's loss, the Cougars fell to 10-22 (.313) all-time against Memphis... In addition, the Cougars fell to 4-9 (.308) against Memphis in Houston.

    • With Wednesday's loss, the Cougars dropped their ninth straight game against Memphis... UH has not defeated the Tigers since a 66-53 decision on Feb. 5, 2005, in Houston.

    • With its win on Wednesday, Memphis swept the regular-season series against the Cougars... UH fell 83-68 at Memphis on Jan. 31, 2009.

    • This is the 14th fourth 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 wrap up the regular season at 7 p.m., Saturday, when they play host to Conference USA-rival SMU inside Hofheinz Pavilion ... The Cougars enjoyed a 69-56 win on Feb. 11, in Dallas... Center Marcus Cousin and guard DaShaun Williams will be honored in pregame ceremonies as part of Senior Night.

    • With 19 points and 11 rebounds, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded his team-leading 11th double-double of the season and of his career.

    • Going 4-of-4 from the free throw line, junior center Nick Mosley has hit his last 20 free throw attempts... The career-long streak dates back to the UCF game in Orlando on Feb. 4, 2009.

    • Playing 30 minutes, junior center Nick Mosley set a personal high.. His total topped his previous best of 26 minutes against Memphis (Jan. 11, 2007).

    • Junior center Nick Mosley made the second start of the season and his career.

    • Junior guard Kelvin Lewis played all 40 minutes in a regulation game for the eighth time this season and during his career.

    HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTES
    • With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 626-420 (.598) during his career... Penders also fell to 99-59 (.627) during his UH tenure.

    • With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 1-9 (.100) against Memphis during his career with all of those games during his UH tenure.

    • With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 1-3 (.250) all-time against Memphis at Hofheinz Pavilion during his career.

    • With Wednesday's loss, head coach Tom Penders fell to 48-29 (.623) in Conference USA games during his career... Penders also fell to 268-161 (.625) in all conference games during his career.



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