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Men's Basketball Outlasts Tulane 68-63 in Overtime

March 4, 2015

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Devonta Pollard scored 17 points and hit all six of his free throws in overtime to lift Houston to a 68-63 comeback win over Tulane on Wednesday night.

Pollard, who finished 9 of 10 from the line, scored Houston's first six points in OT to give the Cougars 65-62 lead with 2:24 left. Tulane cut the gap to three with 1:22 to go before Cavon Baker stretched Houston's advantage by going 1 of 2 from the line and Eric Weary Jr. put it out of reach with a pair of free throws with just a tick left on the clock.

Tulane missed five shots from the field during the OT period and hit just 2 of 6 from the line.

Jherrod Stiggers also scored 17 and Baker added 11 for Houston, which sank 26 of its 33 free throws.

Louis Dabney and Payton Henson led Tulane with 15 points apiece.


UP NEXT
Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion for their final regular-season game against American Athletic Conference rival East Carolina at 3 p.m., Sunday.

Fans should note the 3 p.m., Sunday starting time. The starting time for Sunday's game was recently changed from earlier printed schedules and pushed back to accommodate the ESPNews broadcast.

Prior to Sunday's game, forward Mikhail McLean and student managers Cason Broers and Mario Villegas will be recognized as part of Senior Day activities. Fans will want to be in their Hofheinz Pavilion seats by 2:45 p.m., Sunday, as the Cougars thank these young men for their dedication through the years.

Fans can hear Sunday's game on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the play-by-play action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 2:45 p.m., Sunday.

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 Sunday's game live on ESPNews. Fans can see the game online by visiting WatchESPN and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Fans can follow live scoring by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking the GameTracker link or by clicking here.


BUY TICKETS NOW
Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Group tickets 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.

GROUP TICKETS
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
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.

To order single-game tickets online, fans can visit uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

STAY CONNECTED
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