Pollard Named The American Player of the Week

Feb. 15, 2016

American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, Devonta Pollard, Feb. 15, 2016 HOUSTON -- University of Houston senior forward Devonta Pollard was honored as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Cougars to a pair of league wins over Memphis and UCF.

Pollard, a native of Porterville, Miss., averaged 25.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as Houston moved to 18-7 overall and 8-5 in league play. It was the second time this season and third time during his career that Pollard received the league's weekly honor.

Pollard opened the week with a career-high 34 points on 14-of-24 shooting from the field, the second-highest field goals made total in American Athletic Conference history. He posted a Houston season high in points -- topping the 31 points from sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr., in wins against LSU (Dec. 13) and at East Carolina (Jan. 30) -- and became the 57th player in school history to score 30+ points in a game.

He followed that three days later with a game-high 16 points, including 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Pollard also grabbed three rebounds and posted two steals against the Knights.

Memphis forward Dedric Lawson was named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. Cincinnati forward Octavius Ellis, SMU guard Nic Moore, Temple guard Quenton DeCosey, Tulane guard Louis Dabney and Tulsa guard Pat Birt were named to the league's Weekly Honor Roll.

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Pollard and his Cougar teammates return to action at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, when they meet American Athletic Conference rival Tulane inside Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans.

Fans can hear Wednesday's Men's Basketball game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action. The pregame show begins at 8:15 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.

ESPNews Logo The game can be seen on ESPNews with Allen Bestwick calling the play-by-play action and Mark Wise 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.

Following Wednesday's game, Houston returns to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion to play host to American Athletic Conference leader Temple at 6 p.m., Sunday.

That game will be part of Blackout Weekend for the Houston Men's and Women's Basketball programs inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Houston Women's Basketball starts the weekend at 1 p.m., Saturday, against Cincinnati, while the Men's team plays host to American Athletic Conference leader Temple at 6 p.m., Sunday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The first 100 kids at the Women's game and the first 500 UH students through the doors for Sunday's Men's game will receive a FREE Blackout T-Shirt.

Fans can purchase specially created black T-Shirts for the games by visiting UHFanShop.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Houston Men's Basketball only has two remaining home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion during the 2015-16 regular season. The Cougars have posted an impressive 14-2 mark in front of the hometown fans.

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.

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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