MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Devonta Pollard had 17 points, but Houston lost to Memphis 73-54 in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams Wednesday.
Avery Woodson hit six treys and finished with 23 points, both career-highs, to help Memphis (8-4, 1-0) get the win.
Woodson finished 8 of 13 from the field. Austin Nichols had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for his third career double-double. Trahson Burrell chipped in 12 points for Memphis , which has won five straight and six of its past seven games.
Memphis led 37-35 at the break, and opened the second with an 18-1 surge to make it 55-36 with 12:53 to play, and the Tigers led by double digits the rest of the way. Houston missed 10 of 11 shots during the span.
Houston continues their American Athletic Conference schedule when it faces Tulsa at 1 p.m., Sunday, inside the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Okla.
Fans can hear Sunday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas providing the play-by-play action by visiting UHCougars.com and following the Houston All-Access links or by clicking here. Pregame show is slated to begin at 12:45 p.m., Sunday.
Fans can watch Sunday's game live on ESPNews or by clicking here.
From there, Houston continues its road swing when it plays at 1 p.m., Jan. 4, at Tulsa before returning to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion to play host to UCF at 6 p.m., Jan. 6.
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Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets as well as Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic 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.
Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Fans can choose the 3-Point Pack and pick any three of the Cougars' 17 regular-season home games with prices starting as low as $9 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
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 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.
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