Men’s Basketball Hosts Tulsa on Wednesday Night

Jan. 26, 2016

TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE (13-6 • 5-2 American)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (13-6 • 3-4 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
Tickets BUY TicketsTickets Info
Questions? Fan Guide
Promotions Gameday Promotions
Time 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
Location Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston
Television ESPN News • WatchESPN
   Mark Neely, PxP
   Mark Wise, analyst
Radio KPRC 950 AM • Listen Live
   Matt Thomas, PxP
   Elvin Hayes, analyst
Pregame show starts at 6:45 p.m.
Live Stats GameTracker
Series History

Tulsa leads 26-21
• Tulsa won last six & seven of last eight
• Second straight season & ninth in last 10
   season will play
Tulsa won last 59-51
   American Championship Quarterfinals
   March 13, 2015 (Hartford, Conn.)

Houston leads 13-9 in Houston
• Tulsa won last two in Hofheinz Pavilion
Tulsa won last 57-44
   Feb. 5, 2015 (Hofheinz Pavilion)
Game Notes Houston Notes
Tulsa Notes
The American Notes
Social Media Facebook   Twitter

HOUSTON –The University of Houston Men’s Basketball team returns to action at 7 p.m., Wednesday, when they play host to Tulsa in American Athletic Conference play inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars enter Wednesday’s game on the heels of a tough 71-62 loss to USF last weekend inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Against the Bulls, sophomore walk-on guard Wes VanBeck posted career highs with 15 points and four assists to lead the Cougars. Junior forward Danrad Knowles added 15 points with a team-high seven rebounds.

This season, sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr., leads the Cougars and ranks second in the American Athletic Conference with 16.6 points per game. Senior forward Devonta Pollard stands second on the team with 12.5 points per contest.

Wednesday’s game showcases three of the top-4 scoring leaders in the American Athletic Conference. Tulsa senior James Woodard leads the league with 16.9 points per game, while senior Shaquille Harrison stands fourth at 15.6 points per contest.

Junior guard Damyean Dotson is third on the team with 11.7 points per game but leads the Cougars with 7.2 rebounds per contest and four double-doubles. Junior point guard Ronnie Johnson is fourth at 10.8 points per contest and ranks second among the Cougars with 5.4 assists per game, trailing only freshman point guard Galen Robinson, Jr.’s 3.4 assists per contest.

Fans have a variety of ticket options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 3-Point Packs are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for complete information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

Fans also can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.

Current University of Houston students are admitted free to ALL Houston Men's Basketball game when presenting a valid ID at the doors.

Single-game tickets for Houston Men’s Basketball’s 2015-16 season begin at only $5 per game. Fans can purchase General Admission single-game tickets for only $5, while Reserved 2 seating is available for only $10 per game. Fans may buy Reserved 1 single-game tickets for $15 per ticket.

Fans can purchase single-game tickets by clicking here.

Fans can purchase tickets to any three remaining home games in the 3-Point Pack. Reserved 1 seating for the 3-Point Pack can be purchased for $40 with Reserved seating available for only $30.

Fans can purchase the 3-Point Pack by clicking here.

Tickets for groups of 10-24 or more can be purchased for as low as $12 per ticket in Reserved 2 for 18 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of more than 25 people can buy Reserved 2 tickets for only $10 per ticket

Groups of 10-24 can buy tickets for only $10 per ticket in Reserved 2 with prices plummeting to only $6 per ticket for groups of 25 or more.

Administrators can find more information about group tickets seating and pricing by clicking here.

KPRC logo black on white

Fans can hear Wednesday's Men's Basketball game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday.

Fans can hear the radio broadcast online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links to Houston All-Access or by clicking here. A Houston All-Access subscription is required to listen to the game online.

ESPNews Logo

The game can be seen on ESPNews with Mark Neely calling the play-by-play action and Mark Wise providing analysis. Fans also can watch the game online by visiting WatchESPN and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Fans can follow live stats by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking the GameTracker link or by clicking here.

Logo Tulsa

Tulsa enters Wednesday’s game with a 13-6 overall mark and 5-2 record in American Athletic Conference play. The Golden Hurricane are tied for third with Temple in the latest league standings.

After losing its first two American games to open the conference, Golden Hurricane has won its last five games.

In its last game, Tulsa took advantage of 19 turnovers to take a 75-60 win against UCF on Sunday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. Against the Knights, senior guard James Woodard scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and six assists, while senior forward Brandon Swannegan came off the bench to pour in 17 points with eight boards. Junior guard Pat Birt and senior guard Rashad Ray each added 12 points.

This season, Woodard leads Tulsa with 16.9 points per game, while senior Shaquille Harrison is second with 15.6 points per contest. Harrison is tops with 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

Head Coach Frank Haith is in his second year at Tulsa and his 12th year as a collegiate coach. He has compiled a 236-146 record during his career with a 36-17 mark at Tulsa. Haith also assembled a 129-101 record at Miami (Fla.) (2004-11) and was 71-28 at Missouri (2011-14).

He is 3-0 during his career against Houston with all three previous meetings coming during the 2014-15 season.

Following Wednesday’s game, the Cougars close out the month with a 11 a.m. (CST) Jan. 30 showdown at East Carolina inside Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C.

From there, Houston takes on No. 8/NR SMU at 7 p.m., Feb. 1 inside Hofheinz Pavilion. That game will be part of a special celebration for the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl champion Houston Football team.

Football Head Coach Tom Herman will address the crowd inside Hofheinz Pavilion at halftime, and the Football team will be presented the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl championship trophy on Guy V. Lewis Court. Tickets start at only $5 and can be purchased here.

Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops.



There are no upcoming events.




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago