|HOUSTON COUGARS (16-7 7-4 American)
at TULANE GREEN WAVE (4-19 1-10 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
|Time||7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017|
|Location||Avron B. Fogelman Arena
in Devlin Fieldhouse (4,100)
Ted Emrich, play-by-play
Malcolm Huckaby, analyst
|Radio||KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
|Live Stats||Live Stats|
|Game Notes|| Houston Notes
The American Notes
HOUSTON -- Fresh off a week-long break from its schedule, the University of Houston Men's Basketball program looks to extend its winning streak when it takes on Tulane at 7 p.m., Wednesday inside Avron B. Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse.
The Cougars come into Wednesday's game on the heels of an 82-64 win over UCF on Feb. 1 inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Houston avenged a loss to the Knights earlier this season.
With that win, the Cougars have won their last three games and surged into a tie for third in the latest American Athletic Conference standings.
Against UCF, senior guard Damyean Dotson poured in career highs of 31 points and seven rebounds to lead the Cougars to the win. He became the 58th different Cougar to score 30+ points in a single game and became the first Cougar to sink 7+ treys in a game since Jherrod Stiggers buried eight 3-pointers against Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 28, 2014.
With his impressive performance, Dotson has now made at least one 3-pointer in all 23 games to date, tying with Richard Hollis for the fifth-longest streak in school history.
Dotson moved into fifth in The American scoring race with 16.2 points per game and stands 10th with 7.3 rebounds per contest. He is one of only two players to rank among the league's top-10 leaders in both categories.
Junior guard Rob Gray continues to lead the league with 20.3 points per game and is the only Cougar to score 12+ points in every game in which he has competed this season. Houston has not had a conference scoring champion since guard Aubrey Coleman led the Cougars, Conference USA and the nation with 25.6 points per game in 2009-10.
Fans can watch Wednesday's game on ESPNews with Ted Emrich calling the play-by-play action and Malcolm Huckaby providing analysis. Fans can watch the game online by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Fans can listen to Wednesday's game with Jeremy Branham calling the action on KPRC 950 AM or by clicking here. Pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m., Wednesday. A subscription to Houston All-Access is required to hear the game online.
Entering Wednesday's game, Tulane has posted a 4-19 overall record and 1-10 mark in American Athletic Conference play... Green Wave stand in 10th place in the latest league standings.
Tulane has lost its last seven games and 12 of its last 13 entering Wednesday's contest, including a 74-65 setback at East Carolina on Saturday... Last win was an 82-67 victory at USF on Jan. 11.
Against East Carolina, four Tulane starters posted double-digit points, but it would not be enough... Junior guard Cameron Reynolds led the Green Wave with 16 points and tied for team-high honors with six rebounds... Freshman guard Ray Ona Embo recorded 15 points with three rebounds and four steals, while sophomore guard Melvin Frazier totaled 13 points with six rebounds... Senior center Ryan Smith added 10 points with six rebounds... Senior guard Malik Morgan finished with six points, four rebounds, four steals and a game-high 12 assists.
This season, Reynolds leads Tulane with 16.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game... Junior guard Kain Harris stands second with 10.4 points per game, while Frazier ranks third with 10.1 points per contest.. Morgan leads the team with 4.1 assists per game.
Head Coach Mike Dunleavy is in his first season at Tulane and as a collegiate head coach.
Has compiled a 4-19 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).
Dunleavy has posted an 0-1 record against the Cougars during his career after Houston's 65-51 win in Hofheinz Pavilion on Jan. 24.
Wednesday's game will be the first time that Dunleavy has faced Houston on his home court during his career.
1976 graduate of South Carolina.
Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars hit the road again to take on Tulsa at 5 p.m., Saturday, inside Reynolds Center in Tulsa Okla.
Second meeting between the two teams after the Cougars claimed a 64-61 win in Hofheinz Pavilion on Jan. 4... Game can be seen on ESPNU and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
From there, Cougars play host to rv/rv SMU at 5 p.m., Feb. 18, inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Cougars look to split the regular-season series after the Mustangs took an 85-64 win on Jan. 21 in Dallas.
Game can be seen on ESPN2 and heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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.
COACHES vs. CANCER 3-POINT CHALLENGE
The Cougars are currently participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge. Houston fans are invited to visit pledgeit.org/cvc-houston and pledge a dollar amount for every 3-pointer the Cougars make from Feb. 1 to March 5.
The funds raised will help the American Cancer Society continue its mission to improving and saving lives by doing the most to help people with cancer today and working tirelessly to find cures for the disease tomorrow.
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.
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.