Cougars Start Homestand vs. Tulane

Jan. 22, 2017

TULANE GREEN WAVE (4-15 • 1-6 American)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (13-7 • 4-4 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
Time 8 p.m. • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
Location Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston
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Promotions Gameday Promotions
Don Chaney Jersey Rally Towels -- Given away while supplies last

$19.70 Tickets -- Purchase 2 tickets with 2 nachos and 2 drinks for only $19.70

1970s Night -- UH student groups dressed in best 1970s attire receives $200 for organization

First Responders Night -- Honoring Houston first responders for service to community... UHPD and UHFD were sent promo codes for tickets for their members.

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Carter Blackburn, play-by-play
Chris Walker, analyst
Radio KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
Elvin Hayes, analyst
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HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Men's Basketball program begins a three-game homestand when it plays host to American Athletic Conference rival Tulane at 8 p.m., Tuesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars meet the Green Wave for the first time this season on Tuesday. In Houston's most recent action, senior guard Damyean Dotson tied career highs with 25 points and six 3-pointers in an 85-64 loss at SMU on Saturday evening in Dallas.

This season, Dotson is one of only two players to rank among the American Athletic Conference top-eight leaders in both scoring and rebounding. The Yates High product ranks seventh with 15.1 points per game and stands eight with 7.2 rebounds per contest.

Junior guard Rob Gray posted 16 points at SMU and continues to lead the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference with 20.5 points per game.

After Tuesday's game, fans will enjoy only five more home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion before the regular-season finale on March 5. Following the 2016-17, Hofheinz Pavilion will undergo a $60 million renovation before becoming the Fertitta Center during the 2018-19 season.

Don Chaney Jersey Rally Towels -- Fans are encouraged to arrive early as Don Chaney Jersey Rally Towels will be given away while supplies last. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday.

$19.70 Tickets -- As the Cougars celebrate the 1970s on Tuesday, fans can take advantage of special ticket pricing. For only $19.70, fans can purchase two tickets with two drinks and two nachos. To take advantage of this offer, fans must visit uhcougars.com/tickets and sign up by 11 p.m., Monday.

1970s Night -- The University of Houston student group that comes dressed in their best 1970s attire will win $200 for their organization.

First Responders Night -- The Cougars will recognize and honor Houston First Responders for their service to our community. Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department were given promo codes for tickets for their members.

Single-game tickets and group ticket packages are available to accommodate all budgets. Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order tickets.

Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men's Basketball games with valid IDs. Main campus students may purchase student guest tickets to each Men's Basketball game for $5 each, based on availability.

Single game tickets begin at only $12 for American Athletic Conference games and $10 for non-conference games.

For this week's games, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and his coaching and support staffs will wear sneakers on the sidelines as a visible reminder about the importance of nutrition and physical activity in reducing cancer risk.

Since 1993, coaches and their supporters have raised more than $100 million for the American Cancer Society. For more information, fans can visit CoachesvsCancer.org

The Cougars will wear gold shoelaces in recognition of Princess Lacey's Legacy. Fans can purchase specially designed laces online by clicking here or in stores from Shoe Carnival in memory of Lacey. Funds raised will go to the Coaches vs. Cancer program and Princess Lacey's Legacy to continue the fight against pediatric cancer.

Tulane logo

• Entering Tuesday's game, Tulane has posted a 4-15 overall record and is 1-6 in American Athletic Conference play... Green Wave tied with Temple for 9th in the latest league standings.
• Tulane has won its last three games and eight of its last nine... Only an 82-67 win at USF on Jan. 11 prevents a longer streak.
• In most recent action, Tulane dropped a 78-61 decision to league leader Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans.
• Against Cincinnati, Tulane fell behind 38-22 at halftime and allowed the Bearcats to shoot 56.4 percent (31-of-55) from the field in the game.
• Guard Cameron Reynolds led all players with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting and added a team-high five rebounds... Center Ryan Smith finished with 15 points and three rebounds, while guard Melvin Frazier chipped in with 11 points and three boards... Guard Malik Morgan added a game-high six assists.
• This season, Reynolds leads Tulane with 15.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game... Kain Harris stands second with 11.9 points per contest with Frazier ranking third with 10.4 points per game... Morgan paces the Green Wave with 3.9 assists per game.
• Head Coach Mike Dunleavy is in his first season at Tulane and as a collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled a 4-15 collegiate record during his career... Posted a 613-716 record in 17 years with four teams as an NBA head coach.
• Previously served as head coach of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers (215-326 record, 2003-10); Portland Trail Blazers (190-106 record, 1997-01); Milwaukee Bucks (107-221 record, 1992-96) and Los Angeles Lakers (101-63 record, 1990-92).
• Tuesday's game will be the first time that Dunleavy has faced Houston during his career.
• 1976 graduate of South Carolina.

Fans can watch Tuesday's game on CBS Sports Network with Carter Blackburn calling the play-by-play action and Chris Walker providing analysis. To find CBS Sports Network in their local listings, fans can click here.

Fans can listen to Tuesday's game with Jeremy Branham calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis on KPRC 950 AM or by clicking here. Pregame show begins at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday. A subscription to Houston All-Access is required to hear the game online.

• Following Tuesday's game, the Cougars continue their homestand when they play host to American Athletic Conference rival Temple at 9 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Game can be seen on ESPNU and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• Homestand wraps up at 6 p.m., Feb. 1, when they Cougars take on UCF for the second time this season... Knights claimed a 77-70 win in Orlando on Jan. 14... Game can be seen on ESPNU and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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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