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Men's Basketball Returns Home to Play Host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday

Jan. 5, 2009

GAME 12
TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS (6-8 • 0-0 SLC) at HOUSTON COUGARS (8-3 • 0-0 C-USA)
Jan. 9, 2009 • Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston, Texas • 7 p.m.


RADIO:
Houston-ISP Sports Radio Network • 790 AM The Sports Animal-Houston • Tom Franklin, PxP; Willis Wilson, analyst
TELEVISION: None
INTERNET VIDEO : Live Video Broadcast at UHCougars.com
LIVE STATS: GameTracker at UHCougars.com
GAME NOTES:
Houston Notes vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Jan. 6, 2009) in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Notes vs. Houston (Jan. 6, 2009) in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader
Conference USA Notebook (Jan. 5, 2009) in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader


HOUSTON - The University of Houston men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways when it plays host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christ at 7 p.m., Tuesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars come into the game after a tough 82-65 loss at Mississippi State on Saturday. In that game, junior guard Aubrey Coleman posted 11 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double in the last four games.

The Houston native is the only player in Conference USA to rank among the league's top-nine leaders in both scoring and rebounding.

Junior guard Kelvin Lewis continues to lead the Cougars with 18.4 points per game, while senior center Marcus Cousin leads the team and the league with 9.6 rebounds per contest.

This will be the Cougars' final non-conference home game of the season. Following Tuesday's game, the Cougars open their C-USA schedule when they play host to UAB at 7 p.m., Saturday.


RADIO/TV INFORMATION
Cougar Men's Basketball games can be heard live on 790 AM The Sports Animal or on the Internet at UHCougars.com with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Willis Wilson providing analysis. The pregame show is slated to begin 15 minutes before tip-off.


LIVE STATS
Fans can follow the play-by-play action by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com.


SERIES HISTORY
For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the Cougars meet Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on the hardwood. That year, the Cougars won both games in a home-and-away series.

In the most recent meeting, the Cougars enjoyed an 82-74 win in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Tuesday's game will be only the second game against the Islanders in Houston. On Jan. 7, 2006, the Cougars enjoyed an 86-83 win.


ABOUT TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comes into Tuesday's game after falling 69-48 at Florida State on Saturday. That was the Islanders' fourth loss in their last five games.

Tuesday's game also will be the Islanders' fifth straight road game and ninth overall this season.

Junior guard/forward Kevin Palmer leads the Islanders with 16.2 points per game, making him the only player on the team to average in double digits. Sophomore forward Demond Watt leads the team with 6.1 rebounds per contest.

Now in his 15th year overall and second season at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, head coach Perry Clark is 3-2 all-time against the Cougars. Tuesday's game will be his first game against UH with the Islanders.


HOLIDAY HOOPS AT HOFHEINZ

 Tuesday's game is a part of "Holiday Hoops at Hofheinz". For only $2, students of Houston-area ISDs can receive one ticket to either of those games. Students must present a valid ISD ID on game day for the discount.

Tickets also are available in advance at the UH Athletics Tickets Office.

 

 

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