Nov. 11, 2008
2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
Houston Cougars (1-1, 0-0 C-USA) vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose (0-2, 0-0 Big South)
Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 * Cameron Indoor Stadium * Durham, N.C.
** Tuesday's game against Presbyterian was the first meeting between the two schools.
** With Tuesday's win, the Cougars improved to 108-60 (.643) all-time during regular-season tournaments.
** This marked the third straight season that the Cougars competed in a regular-season tournament.
** This marks the first time that the Cougars have competed at the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
** The Cougars return to action at 3 p.m., Saturday, when they play host to Western Kentucky in Hofheinz Pavilion in their 2008-09 home opener.
** With 17 points, senior center Marcus Cousin recorded a career high for the second straight game... The Baltimore, Md., native scored 13 points in the Cougars' season opener against Georgia Southern on Monday.
** With nine rebounds, junior guard Kelvin Lewis recorded a career high... His total topped his previous high of eight rebounds against Conference USA rival Southern Miss (Feb. 27, 2008).
** Playing 39 minutes, junior guard Kelvin Lewis set a personal best... His total topped his previous record of 38 minutes, done three times and most recently at Conference USA Tulsa on March 26, 2008, during the College Basketball Invitational semifinals.
** Freshman guard Desmond Wade made his first start as a Cougar in Monday's game.
** Junior center Nick Mosley made his season debut with the Cougars.
HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTES
** With Tuesday's win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 609-411 (.597) during his career... Penders also improved to 82-50 (.621) during his UH tenure.
** Tuesday's game was the first time that Penders faced Presbyterian during his career.
** According to the best records, Penders has posted a 45-43 (.511) all-time record during regular-season tournaments... Results from his three-year stint at Tufts (1971-74) were incomplete... In addition, Penders has posted a 6-6 (.500) record during regular-season tournaments at UH.