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Houston Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Alcorn State (Nov. 18, 2008)

Nov. 18, 2008

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2008-09 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Alcorn State Braves (0-2, 0-0 SWAC) at Houston Cougars (3-1, 0-0 C-USA)
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 * Hofheinz Pavilion * Houston, Texas


TEAM NOTES

** With 110 points, the Cougars enjoyed their first triple-digit game since a 101-54 win over Prairie View A&M (Nov. 29, 2006).

** The Cougars' 59 first-half points were the most since the team scored 59 in the first half at Conference USA rival Tulane (Jan. 25, 2006).

** The Cougars' 110 points were the program's most since a 131-62 win over Florida Tech (Nov. 22, 2005)

** Tuesday's 53-point win was the biggest since the Cougars enjoyed a 131-62 (69 points) win over Florida Tech (Nov. 22, 2005).

** The Cougars' five turnovers were the lowest since committing four giveaways at Tulsa in the College Basketball Invitational semifinals (March 26, 2008).

** This marked the fourth straight season that the Cougars opened the year with a 3-1 start... In 2004-05, the Cougars began the season 2-2.

** With the win, the Cougars improved to 3-0 in the all-time series against Alcorn State... The Cougars also improved to 2-0 all-time against Alcorn State in Houston.

** Tuesday's game against Alcorn State was the first meeting between the schools since 1988.

** The Cougars now will take nearly two weeks off before returning to action at 7 p.m., Nov. 29, when they play host to North Texas in Hofheinz Pavilion... That game will end the Cougars' season-long, three-game homestand.


INDIVIDUAL NOTES
** With 17 points and 11 rebounds, senior center Marcus Cousin recorded his second double-double of the season and his career.

** With 20 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman recorded the first 20-point game by a Cougar this season.

** With 20 points, junior guard Aubrey Coleman increased his scoring total for the fourth straight game... Coleman scored 10 points against Georgia Southern during the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer (Nov. 10), 18 vs. Presbyterian in the 2K Sports Class consolation (Nov. 11) and 19 vs. Western Kentucky in the home opener (Nov. 15).

** With nine assists, freshman point guard Desmond Wade set a career high in that category... His total topped his previous high of eight assists set against Western Kentucky in the Cougars' home opener (Nov. 15).. Wade has now dished out a team-high 24 assists with only five assists this season.

** Sophomore guard Yan Moukoury made his season debut with the Cougars.

** Junior guard Jamon Wilson and junior forward Jason Hurns made their collegiate debuts with the Cougars.


HEAD COACH Tom Penders NOTES
** With the win, head coach Tom Penders improved to 611-411 (.598) during his career... Penders also improved to 84-50 (.629) during his UH tenure.

** Tuesday's game was Penders' first game against Alcorn State.

 

 

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