Feb. 11, 2008
HOUSTON - After helping lead the University of Houston men's basketball team to a pair of conference wins last week, senior guard Robert McKiver was honored Monday as the Conference USA Player of the Week.
In wins over Tulsa and Tulane, McKiver averaged 29.0 points per game while hitting more than 45 percent of his shots from the field. He also connected on nine 3-pointers while nailing all but two of his 19 free-throw attempts.
The New Haven, Conn., native recorded his fifth 30-point performance of the season after tallying 33 points, including 26 in the first half, to help lead the Cougars to a 92-81 win over Tulsa. His total was the most scored against any C-USA opponent this season.
Three days later, McKiver scored 25 points - the third-highest point total in a C-USA game this season - with four steals and three assists against the Green Wave.
This marks his second weekly honor of the 2007-08 season and the fourth of his career.
McKiver and his Cougar teammates return to action at 8 p.m., Wednesday, when they travel to Tennessee to meet No. 1 Memphis.
Fans can hear the game live on 790 AM The Sports Animal with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Carl Dukes providing color analysis. The pregame show is slated to begin 10 minutes before tip-off.
The game will be televised live on CSTV (DirecTV channel 610/Dish Network channel 152) with Tom Hart calling the play-by-play action and Steve Lappas adding color analysis.
Fans always can follow live stats at UHCougars.com by clicking on the GameTracker link.
Following the Memphis game, the Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion to meet C-USA rival SMU at 7 p.m., Saturday.
Fans who purchase in advance can buy a Family Four Pack, which includes four reserved tickets and four T-shirts, for only $40. The offer will not be available at the door and is only good while supplies last.
Fans who buy the Family Four Pack in advance will receive vouchers that allow them to pick up their T-shirts at the marketing table behind section 108 on Saturday.
Fans also are invited to arrive early and receive free photos with Shasta and Sasha beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the concourse on the Holman Street Side of Hofheinz Pavilion.
Fans can purchase their tickets by calling 713-GO-COOGS or by stopping by the Tickets Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center. Fans always can purchase tickets by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking on the Tickets links.