Jan. 10, 2012
HOUSTON - University of Houston men's basketball fans won't want to leave the court at halftime during this weekend's home game against Memphis.
Team members from AcroDunk will electrify fans with their exciting, high-flying show on the court. This team, which has been featured on NBC's America's Got Talent, combines edgy street ball flavor with Cirque du Soleil showmanship.
Members have been trained by and continue to receive direction from Jerry Burrell, who previously worked as TURBO, the Houston Rockets' acrodunking mascot. Under his direction, AcroDunk continues to provide gravity-defying, acrobatic, slam-dunk action at professional and collegiate venues across the country.
The Cougars play host to Memphis at 8 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Before the Cougars meet Memphis, though, they head to the eastern end of Conference USA play to league leader UCF at 6 p.m. (CST)/7 p.m. (EST), Wednesday, inside the UCF Arena.
Fans can hear Wednesday's game live on SportsTalk 790 AM with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show is slated to begin at 5:45 p.m. (CST)/6:45 p.m. (MST), Wednesday.
Fans in Orlando can watch the game live on Bright House Sports Network with David Baumann calling the play-by-play action and Christian Laettner providing analysis. The game will be broadcast in the Orlando area only.
Fans can see and hear the audio and video streams live at UHCougars.com by clicking the All-Access tab and following the appropriate links to sign up for Cougar All-Access. A charge is required to hear games via Cougar All-Access.
Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office. In addition, fans also can purchase the Conference USA Pack, which includes eight exciting league games.
In the C-USA Pack, fans can buy Reserved seating to all Saturday men's home games for $99 with General Admission tickets available for only $75.
With the purchase of the Family Fun Plan, fans receive 2 adult and 2 youth general admission tickets to all Saturday C-USA games for only $159. Tickets for additional children are available for only $40 each in this Plan.
Fans can purchase their tickets by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking the Tickets tab and following the appropriate links or by clicking the Tickets link here.