Houston Hosts Senior Day in H&PE Arena

March 3, 2018

UCONN HUSKIES (14-16 • 7-10 American)
at #25/rv HOUSTON COUGARS (23-6 • 13-4 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
Time 3 p.m. • Sunday, March 4, 2018
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

SENIOR CEREMONY begins at 2:35 p.m.

Location H&PE Arena (8,100) • Houston
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FREE UH resuable grocery bag
   for first 250 fans
Parking Parking Map & Info
FREE shuttle begins at 1:30 p.m.,
   in Lot 12A at TDECU Stadium
Television CBS Sports Network (Channel Finder)
John Sadak, play-by-play
Steve Wolf, analyst
Cassie McKinney, sidelines
Radio KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
Elvin Hayes, analyst
• Pregame show begins at 2:45 p.m.
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Game Notes Houston Notes
UConn Notes
The American Notes
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HOUSTON – The University of Houston Men’s Basketball program looks to cap a perfect home season when it takes on American Athletic Conference rival UConn at 3 p.m., Sunday, inside H&PE Arena in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.

The Cougars, who are ranked No. 25 in the latest Associated Press poll, have won each of their 14 home games in 2017-18. With a win against the Huskies, the 2017-18 team will become the first Houston squad with an undefeated mark in front of the hometown fans since the 1983-84 team went 15-0.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early as Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and the Cougars recognize four special young men in a Senior Day ceremony beginning at midcourt at 2:35 p.m., Sunday. Forwards Devin Davis and Nura Zanna and guards Wes VanBeck and Rob Gray will be honored with their families prior to tipoff.

During the last four years, these young men have led the Cougars to three postseason appearances, 79 victories – including 50 home wins – and 20-win seasons in three of the last four years.

More importantly, all four members of the senior class have received or will earn their degrees in the next few months.

Houston enters this weekend’s game on the heels of a 69-56 win at SMU on Wednesday night. Senior guard Rob Gray led the Cougars with 19 points and nine assists and moved into the Cougars’ top-10 career scoring leaders with 1,551 points.

The Forest City, N.C., native is the only player to rank among the American Athletic Conference’s top-3 leaders in both scoring and assists and currently stands as the league’s career scoring leader.

Junior guard Corey Davis Jr. added 17 points, thanks to five 3-pointers, and has drained at least one trey in each of the last 25 games, tying with Robert McKiver for the fifth-longest streak in Houston history.

Sophomore guard Armoni Brooks finished with 12 points and three 3-pointers against the Mustangs and joins Davis among the league’s top-2 leaders in 3-point field goals made per game.

With Wednesday’s win at SMU, the Cougars swept the regular-season series against the Mustangs and defeated SMU for the first time in Dallas since the 2012-13 season.

The 2017-18 Cougars also became only the 14th team in school history to record 23+ wins in a single season.

The first 250 fans at Sunday’s game will receive a FREE UH resuable grocery bag.
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.

• UConn brings a 14-16 overall record and 7-10 mark in The American into Sunday’s game.
• Huskies stand in eighth in the latest American Athletic Conference standings.
• In its most recent action, UConn enjoyed a 72-66 win over Temple on Senior Night in Storrs, Conn., on Wednesday night... Huskies rallied and outscored Temple 40-32 in the second half.
• Against Temple, guard Jalen Adams led all players with 25 points, including 5-of-9 from behind the arc, and eight assists... Forward Terry Larrier added 13 points with seven assists, and guard Antwoine Anderson finished with 10 points... Guard Christian Vital totaled seven points with a game-high 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals.
• This season, Adams leads the Huskies with 18.4 points and 4.6 assists per game... Vital stands second on the team with 14.7 points per game but leads the Huskies with 5.4 rebounds per contest... Larrier ranks third with 13.8 points per game.
• Head Coach Kevin Ollie is in his sixth season as head coach at UConn and overall as an NCAA collegiate head coach.
• Has compiled a 127-77 record at UConn and during his career.
• Ollie is 3-5 against Houston during his career… Ollie has posted a 2-4 record against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers.
• 1995 graduate of UConn.
Fans can watch Sunday’s game live on CBS Sports Network with John Sadak calling the play-by-play action, Steve Wolf providing analysis and Cassie McKinney reporting from the sidelines. Fans find CBS Sports Network in their local listing 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 2:45 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, the Cougars begin the postseason when they compete at the 2018 American Athletic Conference Championship, beginning March 9 inside the Amway Center in Orlando.
• Houston’s opponent, seeding and game time will be announced with the completion of the regular-season standings.
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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