Men's Basketball Back to Work vs. Memphis

Feb. 8, 2016

MEMPHIS TIGERS (14-9 • 5-5 American)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (16-7 • 6-5 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
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Promotions Gameday Promotions
Time 6 p.m. • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Location Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston
Television ESPNU • WatchESPN
   Alex Faust, PxP
   Brooke Weisbrod, PxP
Radio KPRC 950 AM • Listen Live
   Matt Thomas, PxP
   Elvin Hayes, analyst
Pregame show starts at 5:45 p.m.
Live Stats GameTracker
Series History Memphis leads 30-13
• Memphis won last two, six of last seven
• 21st straight season teams will play
Memphis won last 62-44
   Jan. 11, 2015 (Hofheinz Pavilion)
Memphis leads 11-6 in Houston
• Memphis won two of last three in Houston
Memphis won last in Houston 62-44
   Jan. 11, 2015 (Hofheinz Pavilion)
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HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Men's Basketball program begins a 2-game homestand this week when it faces American Athletic Conference rival Memphis at 6 p.m., Wednesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.

Fans should note the earlier-than-usual starting time. Hofheinz Pavilion doors open, and tickets begin selling at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Although winners of two of their last three games, the Cougars look to return to their winning ways Wednesday after a tough 77-63 loss at Tulsa on Sunday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. The Golden Hurricane split the regular-season series against the Cougars after Houston enjoyed an 81-66 win on Jan. 27 inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Against Tulsa, junior guard Damyean Dotson posted 23 points to move past 1,000 points during his collegiate career. The Houston native and Jack Yates High product posted 731 points during his first two years at Oregon (2012-14) and has scored 291 points this season with the Cougars.

This season, Dotson ranks second among the Cougars with 12.65 points per game but leads the team and ranks ninth in the league with 7.1 rebounds per contest.

Sophomore Rob Gray, Jr., leads the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference with 17.3 points per game, but his status for Saturday's game remains questionable after suffering a recent ankle injury.

Senior forward Devonta Pollard ranks second on the team with 12.74 points and is third with 5.6 rebounds per game, while senior guard LeRon Barnes stands second among the Cougars with 5.8 rebounds per contest.

Wednesday's game will be the only time the Cougars face Memphis during the 2015-16 regular-season. While the Cougars play most of their American Athletic Conference rivals home and away, Houston will only face Memphis inside Hofheinz Pavilion this year and only traveled to East Carolina earlier this season.

2016 Faculty/Staff Night, Memphis PROMOTIONS
Fans will enjoy a pair of promotions for Wednesday's game against Memphis. As part of Faculty/Staff Night, University of Houston faculty and staff members may purchase tickets for only $5 with a current ID at the Athletics Ticket Office by Gate 1 of TDECU Stadium or at the Hofheinz Pavilion ticket windows.

Tickets start selling, and doors open at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

UH students will want to arrive early to register for a chance to win outstanding prizes at halftime. Five current UH students will have a chance to win $10,000 at halftime with other prizes including $25 Starbucks gift card and $50, $100 and $200 Visa gift cards being given away.

Current UH students must sign up at the Fan Experience table on the concourse at the top of the Student Sections (sections 112-114).

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.

2016 Faculty/Staff Night, Memphis

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.

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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 5:45 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.

ESPNU logo The game can be seen on ESPNU with Alex Faust 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 visiting UHCougars.com and clicking the GameTracker link or by clicking here.

Memphis logo

Memphis enters Wednesday's game with a 14-9 overall mark and 5-5 record in American Athletic Conference play. The Tigers are tied with UCF for seventh in the latest league standings.

Memphis has lost two of its last three games.

In its last game, Memphis claimed a 63-59 win over Cincinnati in Memphis on Feb. 4. The Tigers jumped out to a 39-24 halftime lead and held off the Bearcats to end a 2-game losing skid.

Against Cincinnati, senior forward Shaq Goodwin and freshman forward Dedric Lawson each posted 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Tigers.

This season, Goodwin leads Memphis with 15.0 points per game and stands second on the team with 8.1 rebounds per contest. Lawson is second among the Tigers with 14.3 points per game but tops the Tigers with 8.9 rebounds per game. Ricky Tarrant Jr., averaged 12.3 points and a team-best 3.4 assists per game, while Trahson Burrell ranks fourth with 10.0 points per contest.

Head Coach Josh Pastner is in his seventh year at Memphis and as a collegiate head coach. He has compiled a 162-67 record during his career, including a 7-3 mark against Houston.

Following Wednesday's game, the Cougars continue their homestand inside Hofheinz Pavilion when they face UCF at 2 p.m., Saturday, in the first of two regular-season meetings. The teams square off in Orlando on Feb. 24.

From there, the Cougars head east on Interstate 10 to meet Tulane at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 17 in New Orleans.

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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