Aubrey Coleman Named C-USA Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week

March 2, 2009

HOUSTON - After helping lead the University of Houston men's basketball team last week, junior guard Aubrey Coleman was honored Monday as the Conference USA Rookie of the Week.

It was his sixth weekly award from Conference USA this season and his fifth Rookie of the Week honor.

Coleman scored 12 points and added a game-high five steals during Wednesday's loss at C-USA rival Tulsa.

He followed that with his team-leading 10th double-double at Conference USA-rival Rice on Saturday. The Houston native recorded 12 points with a game-high 12 rebounds to lead the Cougars to a 56-51 win against the Owls.

During the Cougars' 15-2 run in the final 5:22, Coleman added four points to help UH rally from an 8-point deficit and earn their sixth straight win against the Owls.

This season, Coleman leads the Cougars with 19.7 points and ranks second on the team with 7.9 rebounds per game. He is the only player in the league to rank among the top-four individual leaders in both scoring and rebounding.

Marshall guard/forward Markel Humphrey and UCF guard Jermaine Taylor shared the C-USA Player of the Week award.

The Cougars wrap up the regular season with a pair of home games during the final week of the regular season. UH plays host to No. 5/3 Memphis at 7 p.m., Wednesday, and then closes out the regular season at 7 p.m., Saturday, against Conference USA-rival SMU during Senior Day. Both games will be played inside Hofheinz Pavilion on the UH campus.

Fans can purchase their tickets by calling 713-GO-COOGS or by stopping by the Athletics Ticket Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Fans always can purchase tickets by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking on the Tickets links.

Memphis Game
For Wednesday's game against Memphis, doors are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m., and UH students are encouraged to arrive early. Student guest tickets go on sale Monday morning in the Athletics Ticket Office. Students can purchase up to four guest tickets with their valid Cougar 1 ID.



Students get in free at the Cullen Street entrance with their valid Cougar 1 ID

In addition to student seating, plenty of good seats remain available for the Memphis game for only $20. Fans can order tickets on-line, 24 hours a day, seven days at week, at UHCougars.com, or by calling 713-GO-COOGS.

SMU Game
Free admission is available to approved groups of 10 or more people for the regular season home finale against Conference USA-rival SMU on Saturday. For more information, please call the Marketing Office at 713-743-9453.

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