Men’s Hoops Hits the Road to Face Tulsa

Feb. 5, 2016

HOUSTON COUGARS (16-6 • 6-4 American)
at TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE (14-8 • 6-4 American)
Time 2 p.m. • Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
Location Reynolds Center (8,355) • Tulsa, Okla.
Television ESPNU • WatchESPN
   Roy Philpott, PxP
   Brooke Weisbrod, PxP
Radio KPRC 950 AM • Listen Live
   Matt Thomas, PxP
Pregame show starts at 1:45 p.m.
Live Stats Live Stats
Series History Tulsa leads 26-22
• Houston won last
• Tulsa won six of last seven
• Second straight season
   & ninth in last 10 years teams play
Houston won last 81-66
   Jan. 27, 2016 (Hofheinz Pavilion)

Tulsa leads 15-7 in Tulsa
• Tulsa won last six in Tulsa
Tulsa won last in Tulsa 72-54
   Jan. 4, 2015 (Reynolds Center)
Game Notes Houston Notes
Tulsa Notes
The American Notes
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TULSA, Okla. – Winners of its last three games, the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program looks to extend that streak when it takes on American Athletic Conference rival Tulsa at 2 p.m., Sunday, inside the Reynolds Center.

The Cougars (16-6, 6-4 American) enter this weekend’s game on the heels of an impressive 71-68 win over No. 12 SMU on Monday inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Houston rallied from an 11-point deficit early in the second half to knock off the Mustangs and hand them only their second loss of the season.

It was the highest ranked opponent Houston defeated since a 69-67 win over No. 3 Memphis on Jan. 6, 1996.

With that win, Houston surged into a tie for fifth place with Tulsa in the latest American Athletic Conference standings.

This season, sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr., leads the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference with 17.3 points per game and was named the league’s Player of the Week on Monday. However, the Forest City, N.C., native’s status for Sunday’s game remains questionable after suffering a recent ankle injury.

Senior forward Devonta Pollard ranks second on the team with 12.7 points per game. Junior guard Damyean Dotson ranks third among the Cougars with 12.2 points per game but leads the team and ranks ninth in the league with 7.4 rebounds per game.

With his first point Sunday at Tulsa, Dotson will become a 1,000-point scorer during his collegiate career. The Jack Yates High product scored 731 points at Oregon (2012-14) and has scored 268 points during his first season with the Cougars in 2015-16.

Senior guard and UH graduate LeRon Barnes ranks second on the team with 5.9 rebounds per game, while freshman point guard Galen Robinson, Jr., leads the Cougars and ranks fifth in the league with 3.5 assists per game. Robinson was named The American Rookie of the Week on Monday, giving the Cougars the sweep of the league’s weekly accolades.

KPRC logo black on white

Fans can hear Sunday's Men's Basketball game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action. The pregame show begins at 1:45 p.m., Sunday.

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.

ESPNU logo The game can be seen on ESPNU with Roy Philpott calling the play-by-play action and Brooke Weisbrod providing analysis. Fans can see the game online by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Fans can follow live stats by clicking here.

Logo Tulsa

Tulsa owns a 26-22 lead in the all-time series, which began with a 50-45 Tulsa win on Feb. 10, 1951, in Houston.

This marks the second straight season and ninth time in last 10 years in which teams will compete as conference rivals. The teams squared off from 2005-06 to 2012-13 as Conference USA opponents.

Sunday’s game will be the second meeting of the 2015-16 regular season. Houston enjoyed an 81-66 win inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Jan. 26. That win snapped a six-game losing streak to Tulsa.

The Golden Hurricane own a 15-7 lead in the all-time series in Tulsa. Tulsa has won the last six home meetings against the Cougars in Tulsa

Houston’s last win in Tulsa was a 69-67 victory on Jan. 20, 2007.

2016 Faculty/Staff Night, Memphis UP NEXT
Following Sunday’s game, the Cougars play host to Memphis at 6 p.m., Wednesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Fans should note the earlier-than-usual starting time in the only regular-season showdown against the Tigers.

That game will be part of Faculty & Staff Night inside Hofheinz Pavilion presented by IBEW Local 716. ALL UH faculty and staff members can purchase tickets for only $5 with a current UH ID.

Current University of Houston students also have multiple chances at Wednesday’s game to win wonderful prizes. Five students will have the opportunity to win $10,000, while $25 Starbucks gift card and $50, $100 and $250 Visa cards also will be given away.

2016 Faculty/Staff Night, Memphis UH students must arrive early to the game to register for a chance to win prizes. Students can sing up at the Fax Experience table on the concourse at the top of the student section (Sections 112-114) in Hofheinz Pavilion.

Following Wednesday’s game, the Cougars face UCF at 2 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. It will be the first two of regular-season meetings against the Knights.

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.

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.



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