Jan. 17, 2011
HOUSTON - After leading the Cougars to their fourth win in the last five games, University of Houston freshman forward Alandise Harris was honored Monday as the Conference USA Freshman of the Week.
Playing all but three minutes, Harris scored a career-high 19 points with 11 rebounds for the second double-double of his career at SMU last weekend. The Little Rock, Ark., native led the Cougars in field goal attempts, free throws made, free throw attempts, rebounds and blocks.
With the Cougars clinging to a 1-point lead late, he grabbed an offensive rebound, put it back up and was fouled. Harris calmly stepped to the charity stripe and drained both free throw attempts to give Houston a 3-point cushion with just 13 seconds remaining.
He finished the game 7-of-8 from the free throw line against the Mustangs and has connected on 16-of-18 free throw attempts in the last two games.
It was the first C-USA Freshman of the Week Award for Harris.
SMU's Papa Dia was honored as the league's Player of the Week.
Harris and his Cougar teammates return to action this week with a pair of home games against C-USA rivals at Hofheinz Pavilion. The brief homestand begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, when the Cougars meet Tulsa and continues at 7 p.m., Saturday, with a league showdown against UTEP.
Fans can hear all Cougar Men's Basketball games live on SportsTalk 790 AM with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes serving as analyst.
Cougar men's basketball tickets are available now. Fans also can purchase the Pick-4 Pack for only $28. That ticket package is good for fans' choice of any four of Houston's remaining home games.
Fans also can purchase the Houston Hoops 4-Pack for the UTEP (Saturday) and UAB (Feb. 26) games at Hofheinz Pavilion. For only $48, fans can receive 4 general admission tickets, 4 small drinks, 4 hot dogs and 4 hats (selected styles) from the UH Fan Shop for only $48.
If more than four tickets are needed, each additional ticket purchased will cost only $12 each and will receive the extra items.
The Houston Hoops 4-Pack will not be available on game days at the Hofheinz Pavilion ticket windows.
Fans have several options when ordering their men's basketball tickets. They can visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center by the UH Fan Shop, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Fans also can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or click the Tickets link at UHCougars.com to buy tickets today.