Houston Hosts Tulsa on Thursday

Jan. 9, 2018

TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE (10-6 • 3-1 American)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (12-3 • 2-1 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
Time 6 p.m. • Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Location H&PE Arena (8,100) • Houston
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FREE ticket to ALL
   college students who show
   current, valid ID

Parking Parking Map & Info
FREE shuttle begins at 4:30 p.m.,
   in Lot 12A at TDECU Stadium
Television ESPNU
Jason Benetti, play-by-play
Reid Gettys, analyst
Radio KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
Elvin Hayes, analyst
• Pregame show begins at 5:45 p.m.
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Tulsa Notes
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HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Men's Basketball looks to return to its winning ways when it hosts American Athletic Conference rival Tulsa at 6 p.m., Thursday, inside H&PE Arena in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.

As the $60 million renovation of Fertitta Center continues, the Cougars have posted a 7-0 record inside H&PE Arena on the campus of nearby Texas Southern University this season.

Thursday's game will be the only time the Cougars face Tulsa during the regular season. Houston has won three of the last four games against the Golden Hurricane, including a 64-61 decision inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Jan. 4, 2017, in the most recent meeting in Houston.

The Cougars enter Thursday's game on the heels of an 81-63 loss at No. 9 Wichita State on Jan. 4. That setback ended Houston's four-game winning streak and was only the team's second loss in the last 13 games.

Senior guard Rob Gray leads the Cougars and ranks second in the American Athletic Conference with 18.6 points per game. Senior forward Devin Davis ranks second among the Cougars with 11.5 points per game but leads Houston with 6.7 rebounds per contest.

Junior guard Corey Davis Jr. is a close third with 11.1 points per game, while junior point guard Galen Robinson Jr. paces the Cougars with 3.7 assists per game.

Fans can purchase mini-plans, flex plans and single-game tickets with single-game tickets starting at only $12. Fans can purchase tickets online at UHCougars.com/tickets or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
ALL college students can receive one FREE ticket to Thursday's game by showing a current, valid ID at the door.

Fans can park for $5 while spaces are available in the TSU garage adjacent to H&PE Arena. Fans wishing to pay for parking should enter the garage off Blodgett Street.

Fans also can use the FREE parking shuttle to H&PE Arena during the 2017-18 season. Shuttle service begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, in Lot 12A near Gate 3 of the TDECU Stadium parking lot.

Shuttle return service begins immediately after the game and will run for one hour.

• Tulsa brings a 10-6 overall record and 3-1 mark in The American into Thursday's game.
• Thursday's game is the only time the Cougars will face Tulsa during the regular season.
• In most recent action, Tulsa dropped a 76-67 decision at Memphis in Memphis, Tenn... Tigers outscored Tulsa by 10 points in the second half.
• Golden Hurricane has won three of its last four games.
• Against Memphis, sophomore forward Martins Igbanu scored a team-high 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line... Senior forward Junior Etou added 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with a team-high six rebounds and tied for the team lead with senior guard Jaleel Wheeler with three assists.
• This season, Etou leads Tulsa with 17.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game... Taplin stands second with 11.9 points per game but leads the Golden Hurricane with 3.9 assists per contest... DaQuan Jeffries ranks third on the team with 10.0 points per game and averages 5.3 rebounds per contest to stand third among the Golden Hurricane.
• Head Coach Frank Haith is in his fourth season at Tulsa and his 14th season overall as an NCAA collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled a 68-46 record at Tulsa and is 250-175 during his career.. Previously built a 129-101 record at Miami (Fla.)(2004-11) and was 53-28 at Missouri (2011-14).
• Haith has posted a 4-3 record against Houston during his career with all seven previous meetings coming during his Tulsa tenure.
• Haith is 4-3 against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers with all seven previous meetings coming during his Tulsa tenure.
• 1988 graduate of Elon.

Fans can watch Thursday's game live on ESPNU with Jason Benetti calling the play-by-play action and Houston great Reid Gettys providing analysis. Fans also can watch the game online by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Fans can hear Thursday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Jeremy Branham calling the play-by-play action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Fans also can hear the game online by visiting UHCougars.com/allaccess and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

• Following Thursday's game, the Cougars will hit the road for a pair of games... The swing begins at 1 p.m. (CST) Sunday, when the Cougars take on ECU inside Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C... Game can be seen on ESPN3 and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• From there, Houston heads east on Interstate 10 to take on Tulane at 7 p.m., Wednesday, inside Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans... Game will be shown on ESPNews and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• Cougars return to Houston to complete the regular-season series against No. 9/9 Wichita State at 11 a.m., Jan. 20, inside H&PE Arena... Game will be played on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century between No. 1 UCLA and No. 2 Houston inside the Houston Astrodome.
JOIN the 50-50 CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men's Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.

Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.

To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook and Instagram pages.



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