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Men's Basketball on the Road to Meet USF on Saturday

Jan. 3, 2014

HOUSTON COUGARS (9-5 • 1-0 The American)
at USF BULLS (9-5 • 0-1 The American)
Location Sun Dome (10,411) • Tampa, Fla.
Television CBS Sports Network
Brent Stover, PxP
Bob Wenzel, analyst
Radio 950 AM KPRC • Listen Live
Matt Thomas, PxP
Live Stats Live Stats
Series History • USF leads 10-9
• First meeting since March 9, 2005
• Houston won four of last five
• USF won last 69-64
    (March 9, 2005 • FedExForum)
    Memphis, Tenn.
    C-USA Championship)
• USF leads 5-4 in Tampa, Fla.
• Houston won last in Tampa
    62-50 • Jan. 22, 2005
Game Notes Houston Notes
USF Notes
The American Notes
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TAMPA, Fla. - The University of Houston Men's Basketball program opens the year 2014 when it meets American Athletic Conference rival USF at 3 p.m. (CST)/4 p.m. (EST), Saturday, inside the Sun Dome.

The Cougars (9-5 • 1-0) enter this weekend's game on the heels of a thrilling 75-71 win over No. 17/15 UConn on Tuesday night inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Junior forward TaShawn Thomas broke a tie with two free throws with nine seconds remaining and then blocked UConn's game-tying, layup attempt five seconds later to seal the win.

Sophomore guard Jherrod Stiggers added 17 points with a game-high three 3-pointers, while redshirt freshman forward Danrad Knowles posted 13 points with a game-high nine rebounds.

With the win against the Huskies, the Cougars claimed their first win against a nationally ranked opponent since 2010-11. It also was Houston's second win against a ranked opponent in their last three tries.

The Cougars also knocked off their highest-ranked opponent since a 69-65 win over No. 15/13 Arizona inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Dec. 3, 2005.

This season, Thomas leads the Cougars with 17.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. The Killeen, Texas native is the only player to rank among the league's top-two leaders in both scoring and rebounding.

Stiggers stands third on the team with 10.1 points per game and ranks among the league leaders with 1.9 3-pointers per game.


BUY TICKETS
Tickets are on sale NOW. Fans can purchase single-game and 3- and 6-game mini-plans by visiting or calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-Go-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or by clicking here.

To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH or email cougarpride@uh.edu. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information.


ON THE AIR
Saturday's game can be seen live on CBS Sports Network with Brent Stover calling the play-by-play action and Bob Wenzel providing analysis. Due to the television broadcast, video stream will NOT be available through Cougar All-Access.

Fans can hear Saturday's game live on 950 AM KPRC with Matt Thomas calling play-by-play or by clicking here. The pregame show will start at 2:45 p.m. (CST)/3:45 p.m. (EST), Saturday.

Fans can follow live stats by clicking the Live Stats link at UHCougars.com or by clicking here.


ABOUT USF
USF enters Saturday's game after dropping an 88-73 decision at No. 18/18 Memphis on Tuesday in its first American Athletic Conference game.

The Bulls have lost three of their last four games. Only a 61-57 win at Bradley on Dec. 28 prevents a longer streak.

Against the Tigers, forward Victor center John Egbunu led all players with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Victor Rudd added 17 points with eight rebounds, while guard Corey Allen, Jr., posted 15 points. Martino Brock came off the bench to total 13 points and a pair of steals.

This season, Rudd leads the Bulls with 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Allen, Jr., stands second with 12.6 points and 3.3 assists per contest. Anthony Collins leads the way with 5.9 assists per game.

Head coach Stan Heath is in his seventh year at USF and his 13th season overall as a head coach. He has posted a 94-115 record at USF and assembled a 206-192 overall career mark.

Heath previously served as head coach at Arkansas (2002-07, 82-71 record) and at Kent State (2001-02, 30-6 record). Saturday's game will be the first time that he has faced Houston.


UP NEXT
Following Saturday's game, the Cougars return to Hofheinz Pavilion when they play host to Cincinnati at 8 p.m., Jan. 7. Fans should note that Guy V. Lewis Night has been moved from the Cincinnati game and will be held prior to the Cougars' Feb. 5 contest against defending national champion Louisville.

From there, the Cougars will take a break from their schedule before meeting No. 16/14 Louisville at 6 p.m. (CST), Jan. 16 inside Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.

 

 

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at Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ark.
6:00 PM
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12/10/16
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Hofheinz Pavilion
12:30 PM
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12/17/16
UT Rio Grande Valley
UT Rio Grande Valley
Hofheinz Pavilion
4:00 PM
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12/21/16
Liberty
Liberty
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
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12/23/16
Harvard
Harvard
Hofheinz Pavilion
7:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
12/28/16
UConn
at UConn
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
2:00 PM
GameTracker Audio
12/31/16
USF
at USF
Tampa, Fla.
11:00 AM
Audio
01/04/17
Tulsa
Tulsa
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
01/07/17
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
01/11/17
East Carolina
at East Carolina
Greenville, N.C.
5:00 PM
Audio
01/14/17
UCF
at UCF
Orlando, Fla.
3:00 PM
Audio
01/19/17
Memphis
Memphis
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
01/21/17
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
5:00 PM
Audio
01/24/17
Tulane
Tulane
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
01/28/17
Temple
Temple
Hofheinz Pavilion
9:00 PM
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02/01/17
UCF
UCF
Hofheinz Pavilion
6:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/08/17
Tulane
at Tulane
New Orleans, La.
7:00 PM
Audio
02/11/17
Tulsa
at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla.
5:00 PM
Audio
02/18/17
SMU
SMU
Hofheinz Pavilion
5:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/22/17
UConn
UConn
Hofheinz Pavilion
8:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
02/26/17
Memphis
at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
4:00 PM
Audio
03/02/17
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
6:00 PM
Audio
03/05/17
East Carolina
East Carolina
Hofheinz Pavilion
3:00 PM
GameTracker Audio Tickets
03/09/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/10/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/11/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/12/17
vs TBD
Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
TBA
03/14/17
vs TBD
Dayton Ohio
TBA
03/15/17
vs TBD
Dayton, Ohio
TBA
03/16/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/17/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/18/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/19/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/23/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/24/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
03/25/17
vs TBA
TBA
TBA
03/26/17
vs TBD
TBA
TBA
04/01/17
vs TBA
Glendale, Ariz.
TBA
04/03/17
vs TBD
Glendale, Ariz.
TBA

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