Houston Hosts ECU on Sunday

Feb. 24, 2018

ECU PIRATES (10-16 • 4-11 American)
at #23/23 HOUSTON COUGARS (21-5 • 11-4 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
Time 2 p.m. • Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Location H&PE Arena (8,100) • Houston
Tickets BUY Tickets
Promotions Gameday Promotions Schedule
FREE UH pint glass while supplies last,
   redeemable after the game
Parking Parking Map & Info
FREE shuttle begins at 12:30 p.m.,
   in Lot 12A at TDECU Stadium
Television ESPN3
David Saltzman, play-by-play
Reid Gettys, analyst
Radio KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
Elvin Hayes, analyst
• Pregame show begins at 1:45 p.m.
Live Scoring GameTracker
Game Notes Houston Notes
ECU Notes
The American Notes
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HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Men's Basketball program returns to action at 2 p.m., Sunday, when it plays host to American Athletic Conference rival ECU inside H&PE Arena in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.

Fans will have only two more chances to catch the Cougars in town, starting with Sunday's game against the Pirates. Houston closes out the regular season when it takes on UConn at 3 p.m., March 4, inside H&PE Arena, where the team has posted a 13-0 record.

Houston has not enjoyed a perfect home record since the 1983-84 team went 15-0.

The Cougars look to sweep the regular-season series against ECU after taking a 65-49 win in Greenville, N.C., on Jan. 14.

With a win against the Pirates, the Cougars will clinch a First-Round bye at the American Athletic Conference Championship, which tips off March 8 inside Amway Center in Orlando.

Houston enters its penultimate home contest of the 2017-18 season following a tough 91-85 loss at Memphis on Thursday night. Senior guard Rob Gray led all players with 30 points and seven assists, and guards Corey Davis Jr. and Armoni Brooks posted 15 points apiece while combining for nine of the team's 11 3-pointers.

Gray leads the Cougars and ranks fourth in the league with 17.6 points per game and is sixth in The American with 4.3 assists per contest. He joins UConn guard Jalen Adams as the only players to rank among the league's top-six leaders in both scoring and rebounding.

Davis leads the Cougars and the league with 2.9 assists per contest and tops Houston and ranks 16th nationally with a .451 3-point field goal percentage. The Lafayette, La., native is tied for sixth in Houston single-season history with 23 straight games with at least one 3-point field goal made.

Junior point guard Galen Robinson Jr. ranks second on the team with 94 assists and is poised to become only the seventh player in Houston history with three seasons of 100+ assists during his career. With another six assists, the Westbury Christian product will join Derrick Daniels (4 times, 1988-92), Alvin Franklin (3 times, 1982-86), Reid Gettys (3 times, 1981-85), Ken Ciolli (3 times, 1975-79), Lanny Smith (3 times, 2003-08) and Rob Williams (3 times, 1979-82) as the only players to accomplish that feat.

The first fans at Sunday's game will receive a FREE Houston Basketball jersey pint glass, redeemable after the game.
Fans can purchase 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).

To avoid lines for the H&PE Arena garage, fans are encouraged to use the FREE parking shuttle. Shuttle service begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, 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.

• ECU brings a 10-16 overall record and 4-11 mark in The American into Sunday's game.
• Pirates stand in a tie with Tulane for 10th in the latest American Athletic Conference standings.
• In its most recent action, ECU dropped a 77-58 decision at home to SMU on Wednesday night... SMU recorded 11 3-pointers in the win and connected on 46.6 percent from the field while limiting ECU to 34.5 percent.
• Against SMU, junior guard Isaac Fleming posted 21 points and eight rebounds to lead all players and added four assists... Senior guard B.J. Tyson finished with 14 points two rebounds and three assists.
• This season, Tyson leads the Pirates with 14.7 points per game... Fleming stands second with 12.9 points per contest but leads ECU with 5.0 assists per game... Junior forward Kentrell Barkley averages 12.0 points per game to stand third but paces the team with 7.3 rebounds per game, while freshman guard Shawn Williams is fourth with 11.9 points per game.
• Head Coach Michael Perry is in his first season as head coach at ECU and his sixth season overall as an NCAA collegiate head coach... Perry took over as ECU's interim head coach on Nov. 29 following the resignation of Jeff Lebo.
• Has compiled an 8-12 record at ECU and is 70-87 during his career... Previously built a 62-75 record at Georgia State (2002-07). • Perry is 0-1 against Houston during his career following this season's earlier meeting in mid-January. • Perry has posted an 0-2 record against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers... The two coaches first met during the 2002-03 season in Sampson's Oklahoma tenure and Perry's first season at Georgia State. • 1981 graduate of Richmond
Fans can watch Sunday's game live on ESPN3 with David Saltzman calling the play-by-play action and Houston great Reid Gettys providing analysis. Fans can see 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 1:45 p.m., Sunday.

Fans also can hear the game online by visiting UHCougars.com/allaccess and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

• Following Sunday's game, Houston closes out its regular-season road schedule when it takes on SMU at 8 p.m., Wednesday, inside Moody Coliseum in Dallas... Game will be shown on ESPN2 and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
• From there, the Cougars will wrap up the regular season when they celebrate Senior Day against UConn at 3 p.m., March 4, inside H&PE Arena... Seniors Nura Zanna, Wes VanBeck, Devin Davis and Rob Gray will be recognized in pregame ceremonies... Game will be shown on CBS Sports Network and can be heard on KPRC 950 AM.
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.

To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

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.



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