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    March 19, 2009

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    2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
    2009 College Basketball Invitational First Round
    Houston Cougars (21-12 • 10-6 C-USA) at Oregon State Beavers (14-17 • 7-11 Pac-10)
    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 • Gill Coliseum • Corvallis, Ore.


    TEAM NOTES

    • The Cougars end the 2008-09 season with a 21-12 overall record... It is the 19th 21-win season in school history and the third time in the last four years that the Cougars reached 21 wins.

    • Wednesday's game was the first time since March 11, 1966, that the Cougars faced Oregon State in men's basketball... The Beavers knocked the Cougars into the consolation game with a 63-60 win at the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional.

    • With Wednesday's appearance in the College Basketball Invitational, the Cougars competed in the postseason for the fourth time during the last five seasons, a first in program history since 1988-93.

    • Oregon State improved to 2-0 lead in the all-time series against Houston.

    • Wednesday's game was the first game on either team's home court in the all-time series.

    • The Cougars fell to 2-2 (.500) all-time when competing in the College Basketball Invitational.

    • The Cougars fell to 33-34 (.493) all-time when competing in all postseason tournaments... That breaks down as: 26-23 (.531) at the NCAA Tournament, 5-9 (.357) in the NIT and 2-2 (.500) in the College Basketball Invitational.

    • The Cougars are one of four teams to appear in both years of the College Basketball Invitational, joining Nevada, UTEP and Richmond.

    • The Cougars' 45 points was the program's lowest output since a 64-42 loss at Conference USA-rival UAB (Jan. 10, 2004).


    INDIVIDUAL NOTES
    • Senior center Marcus Cousin and senior guard DaShaun Williams competed in their final games with the Cougars.

     

     

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


    HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTESZ
    • Head coach Tom Penders fell to 629-422 (.598) during his career... Penders also fell to 102-61 (.626) during his UH tenure.

    • Head coach Tom Penders fell to 2-1 (.667) all-time against Oregon State during his career with the two wins coming during his stint at Texas.

    • Head coach Tom Penders fell to 1-1 (.500) all-time against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., during his career... Wednesday's game was his first game against the Beavers on their home court during his UH tenure.

    • Head coach Tom Penders competed in the 20th postseason tournament during his 35-year career... That breaks downs as: two College Basketball Invitational berths, eight NIT appearances and 10 NCAA Tournament berths.

    • Head coach Tom Penders fell to 15-20 (.429) in all postseason tournaments during his career... That breaks down as: 2-2 (.500) at the College Basketball Invitational, 12-10 at the NCAA Tournament and 1-8 in the NIT.

    • Head coach Tom Penders fell to 3-4 (.429) in all postseason tournaments during his career at Houston... That breaks down as: 2-2 (.667) in the CBI and 1-2 (.333) in the NIT.

    • Wednesday's game was the first time that head coach Tom Penders faced Oregon State in the postseason.

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