|TULANE GREEN WAVE (13-10 • 4-7 American)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (18-5 • 8-3 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
|Time||5 p.m. • Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018|
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
|Location||H&PE Arena (8,100) • Houston|
|Promotions||Gameday Promotions Schedule|
• FREE UH Mardi Gras beads
while supplies last
• Mascot Madness Basketball Game
|Parking||Parking Map & Info
FREE shuttle begins at 3:30 p.m.,
in Lot 12A at TDECU Stadium
Brett Dolan, play-by-play
Mark Wise, analyst
|Radio||KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
Elvin Hayes, analyst
• Pregame show begins at 4:45 p.m.
|Game Notes||• Houston Notes
• Tulane Notes
• The American Notes
HOUSTON – The University of Houston Men’s Basketball program continues its homestand when it faces American Athletic Conference rival Tulane at 5 p.m., Sunday, inside H&PE Arena in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.
The Cougars enter this weekend’s game on the heels of a 67-58 win over SMU on Thursday evening. Trailing 57-50 with six minutes left in the game, Houston closed the game on a 17-1 run and did not allow a Mustang field goal over the final 6:50.
With that win, Houston improved to 18-5 overall and moved into a tie for second with No. 21/22 Wichita State for second place in the latest American Athletic Conference standings with an 8-3 mark.
Sophomore guard Armoni Brooks led all players with career highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds for the first double-double of his career. Senior guard Rob Gray posted 15 second-half points and dished out a game-high seven assists, while sophomore guard Corey Davis Jr. added 10 points in the win.
Gray, who was named one of 10 finalists nationally for both the Jerry West Award and the Senior CLASS Award, earlier this week, continues to lead the Cougars and ranks second in The American with 18.2 points per game. The Forest City, N.C, native also leads Houston with 4.4 assists per game and is one of only players to rank among the league’s top-four leaders in both scoring and rebounding.
With two treys in Thursday’s game, Corey Davis Jr. has now made at least one 3-pointer in each of his last 19 games. The Lafayette, La., native broke out of a tie with current Cleveland Cavaliers Assistant Coach Damon Jones for 10th place in Houston single-season history.
Fans can purchase mini-plans, flex plans and single-game tickets with single-game tickets starting at only $15. Fans can purchase tickets online at UHCougars.com/tickets or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
The first fans through the doors receive FREE UH Mardi Gras beads while supplies last. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., Sunday.
Fans will want to stay in their seats at halftime with the Mascot Madness Basketball Game tipping off.
To avoid lines for the H&PE Arena garage, fans are encouraged to use the FREE parking shuttle. Shuttle service begins at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, in Lot 12A near Gate 3 of the TDECU Stadium parking lot.
Shuttle return service begins immediately after the game and will run for one hour.
• Tulane brings a 13-10 overall record and 4-7 mark in The American into Sunday’s game… Green Wave stands in 10th in the latest league standings.
• In its most recent action, Tulane dropped a 91-89 decision in overtime at Tulsa on Thursday night.
• Was Tulane’s second straight loss and fourth in its last five games... Only a 71-69 win in overtime at ECU prevents a longer streak.
• Against Tulsa, Samir Sehic came off the bench to lead the Green Wave with 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting... Guard Jordan Cornish finished with 20 points, thanks to three 3-pointers, with five assists, while guard Cameron Reynolds added 17 points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals... Guard Colin Slater posted 14 points with a team-high seven assists in the loss.
• This season, guard Melvin Frazier leads Tulane with 15.6 points per game... Reynolds stands second on the team with 15.9 points per game but leads the Green Wave with 6.6 rebounds per contest... Sehic moved into third with 10.9 points per game, and Cornish ranks fourth with 10.3 points per game... Ray Ona Embo is the fifth Green Wave player averaging double digits with 10.2 points per game and leads the team with 3.3 assists per game. • Head Coach Mike Dunleavy is in his second season at Tulane and as an NCAA collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled an 19-35 collegiate record at Tulane and 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 is 1-2 against Houston during his career… Dunleavy is 1-2 against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers.
• 1976 graduate of South Carolina.
Fans can watch Sunday’s game live on ESPNU with Brett Dolan calling the play-by-play action and Mark Wise providing analysis. Fans can watch the game online by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Fans can hear Sunday’s game live on KPRC 950 AM with Jeremy Branham calling the play-by-play action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 4:45 p.m., Sunday.
• Following Sunday’s game, Houston wraps up its homestand at 6 p.m., Thursday, against No. 6/6 Cincinnati... Game will be shown on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• From there, Cougars hit the road again to take on Temple at 3 p.m. (CST), Feb. 18... Second of two regular-season meetings against the Owls after Cougars took a 76-73 win in Houston on Dec. 30, 2017... Game will be seen on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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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.
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