@UHCougarMBK
Post Game Quotes

Nov. 29, 2008

Recap |  Final Stats |  Notes

North Texas Mean Green (4-2), Houston Cougars (4-1) Nov. 29, 2008 - Hoffeinz Pavilion - Houston, Texas

HOUSTON HEAD COACH Tom Penders On Aubrey Coleman being confined to the bench in the first half due to foul trouble "It definitely constricts our offense, but it also constricts our defense, too. He's one of those guys who comes up with steals and rebounds that lead to fast breaks. Fortunately for us, Zamal Nixon gave us a nice lift late in the first half offensively, defensively and taking care of the basketball, which I thought was critical for our momentum going into the second half."

On not turning over the ball "North Texas, coming into this game, was turning a lot of people over. We weren't playing against Drano Tech tonight. They've won two road games and lost a really tough game at Oklahoma State. That was a really good basketball that we beat tonight. I think that we beat them marginally with our defense. Then we had 30 buckets and 22 assists, which is how the game should be played."

On Aubrey Coleman and Kelvin Lewis "Aubrey (Coleman) is still a rookie, but he plays so hard and is such a fantastic athlete. He hasn't had a breakout game yet, but what I like is he's not overdoing it. He took a questionable shot in the first half and he missed a couple of lay-ups, but in the second half, he put on a clinic. He and Kelvin together, they've taken pride in their defense and have shut down some really good ball players. Aubrey (Coleman) is just scratching the surface right now. He's a special player. I see him everyday and he's ready. It's just going to take one breakout game. Kelvin certainly has improved. When they moved the (3-point) line back, a lot of people said `there goes Houston's offense.' But we have a couple of guys that doesn't matter and we have an inside game, too."

 

 

On making adjustments at the half and taking control in the second half "It's a 40 minute game. Some nights we're going to start off fast and some a little slow. I liked the way we handled it. We didn't panic. There were a couple of times last year that we panicked. I liked the way this team focused. I'm not saying the first half isn't important, but half-time is when you make adjustments. Sometimes you won't need to, but we made some very good adjustments at halftime. The guys really stepped up in denying the wings and the high post, forcing them further out."

JUNIOR GUARD Kelvin Lewis On having 10 days off from games "We have been practicing for 10 days straight and we started this game off a little sluggish. Coach told us we need to pick it up in the second half to get a win."

On what Coach Tom Penders said at the half "He told us the shots are going to fall, but we need to pick up on our intensity on the defense. Once we picked up on our defense and they had tougher shots, the transition game opened up and we hit more shots."

On the help from the centers and forwards "There is a lot more help on the perimeter. It makes it tougher for their team because it wears them down because we have so many guys that can play defense. Qa'rraan (Calhoun) and Marcus (Cousin) are working hard in practice and it is showing."

JUNIOR GUARD Aubrey Coleman On Marcus Cousin "We make sure we post Marcus up. He gives us something every time that is why we run plays for him and try and get him open. If Marcus doesn't have anything, he will kick it out to Kelvin or me to drive. That is why we get something every time when we post Marcus up."

On what helped stop North Texas' shots "It was Desmond Wade that guarded all the point guards' shots. Kelvin and I would cut the wings off. If we cut the wings off and mix them up, they can't make their shots. That is what we plan every time."

On Houston's running game "If we play defense and have our running game going then we can't be stopped. We didn't have the running game going in the first half like we wanted. In the second half we had the running game, fast breaks and transitions working. Nobody can run with us when we have our running game."

Watch Houston Video
11/10/17
McNeese
McNeese
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
11/13/17
Lynn exhibition
at Lynn exhibition
Boca Raton, Fla.
6:00 PM
11/17/17
Drexel
vs Drexel
TBA
2:30 PM
11/18/17
vs Mercer/Liberty
TBA
2:30 PM
11/19/17
vs Mercer/Liberty
TBA
4:30 PM
11/20/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
11/25/17
UIW
UIW
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
11/29/17
New Orleans
New Orleans
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
12/02/17
Arkansas
Arkansas
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
6:30 PM
GameTracker
12/06/17
Fairfield
Fairfield
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
7:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
12/09/17
Saint Louis
at Saint Louis
St. Louis, Mo.
TBA
12/13/17
LSU
at LSU
Baton Rouge, La.
7:00 PM
12/17/17
Prairie View A&M
Prairie View A&M
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
3:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
12/20/17
Providence
vs Providence
Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
6:00 PM
12/28/17
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
6:00 PM
12/30/17
Temple
Temple
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
TBA
GameTracker Tickets
01/04/18
Wichita State
at Wichita State
Wichita, Kan.
TBA
01/11/18
Tulsa
Tulsa
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
6:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
01/14/18
ECU
at ECU
Greenville, N.C.
1:00 PM
01/17/18
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
7:00 PM
01/20/18
Wichita State
Wichita State
TBA
11:00 AM
GameTracker Tickets
01/28/18
USF
USF
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
2:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
01/31/18
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Highland Heights, Ky. (NKU campus)
6:00 PM
02/03/18
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
11:00 AM
02/08/18
SMU
SMU
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
8:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/11/18
Tulane
Tulane
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
2:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/15/18
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
6:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/18/18
Temple
at Temple
Philadelphia, Pa.
3:00 PM
02/22/18
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
8:00 PM
02/25/18
ECU
ECU
H&PE Arena (Houston, Texas)
2:00 PM
GameTracker Tickets
02/28/18
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
8:00 PM
03/04/18
UConn
UConn
TBA
3:00 PM
GameTracker
03/08/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/09/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/10/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
TBA
03/11/18
vs TBD
Orlando, Fla (Amway Center)
All Day
03/13/18
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/14/18
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/15/18
vs TBD
TBD
All Day
03/16/18
vs TBD
TBD
All Day
03/17/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/18/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/22/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/23/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/24/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/25/18
vs TBD
TBD
TBA
03/31/18
vs TBD
San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)
TBA
04/02/18
vs TBD
San Antonio, Texas (Alamodome)
TBA

#GoCoogs

#HTownTakeover


Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago


Instagram