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Men's Basketball to Meet Texas in CBI Opening Round on Wednesday

All-Conference USA First-Team and USBWA All-District VII Team member TaShawn Thomas

March 17, 2013

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HOUSTON - Competing with one of the nation's youngest teams, the University of Houston Men's Basketball returned to the postseason Sunday when it accepted an invitation to compete in the 2013 College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick.

Houston will play host to Big 12 member Texas (16-17 • 7-11 Big 12) inside Hofheinz Pavilion at 8 p.m., Wednesday. It will be the first time since the 2000-01 season that the Cougars have faced Texas on the hardwood.

This will be the 31st season in which the Cougars have competed in the postseason but the first time since 2009-10. It also will be the program's third appearance in the CBI with previous berths in 2009 and 2008, when it advanced to the semifinals in the first year of that tournament.

The Cougars (19-11 • 7-9 C-USA) recently advanced to the Conference USA Championship quarterfinals while competing as the No. 6 seed, the program's highest since 2008-09. With a win against the Longhorns, the Cougars will enjoy their first 20-win season since 2008-09 despite having a combined six letters earned among all 15 student-athletes on the 2012-13 squad.

In addition, five of the team's top scorers are freshmen or sophomores, led by All-Conference USA performers Joseph Young (17.9 ppg) and TaShawn Thomas (16.8). Two of the top players in the league, Thomas and Young recently were named to the 10-man USBWA All-District VII Team, comprised of the top players from all leagues in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

 

 

Previous CBI champions include Tulsa (2008), Oregon State (2009), VCU (2010), Oregon (2011) and Pittsburgh (2012). The Cougars were eliminated from the CBI by the eventual champions in 2008 and 2009.

With a win against Texas on Wednesday, the Cougars advance to the CBI Quarterfinals, to be played Monday, March 25. Houston would face the winner of the George Mason-College of Charleston game on Monday, March 25. Game time for that game will be announced at a later date.


CBI TICKET PRICES
Call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647)
877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275)
Contact Cougar Pride Office Suites
$35 Floor Seats
$20 Adult Reserved
$15 Youth Reserved
$15 Adult General Admission
$10 Youth General Admission (3-HS)
$15 Reserved Groups (15+)
$10 General Admission Group (15+)
$5 UH Student
$10 UH Student Guest (limit 4 per person)
TICKETS INFORMATION
All tickets not held by season-ticket holders will be available on-line beginning Sunday night. All Houston season-ticket holders may call to reserve their seat locations beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, and will have until noon, Tuesday, to do so. Unpaid locations will become available to the general public at 1 p.m., Tuesday.

To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by online at UHCougars.com.

Fans interested in purchasing suites or floor seats are asked to call the Cougar Pride Office at 713-743-GOUH (4684) or contact by email at cougarpride@uh.edu.

Thanks to generous donations from UH Alumni Association and other Cougar Pride donors, the first 1,500 UH students with a valid Cougar card will be admitted to Wednesday's game for free on first-come, first-served basis. Students may purchase up to four guest tickets for $10 each beginning Monday morning by presenting their valid Cougar Cards at the Athletics Ticket Office.

Due to the short time between opening sales and game date, NO tickets will be mailed.


PARKING
Cougar Pride Season Priority parking lots around Hofheinz Pavilion will NOT apply for the College Basketball Invitational. There will be NO reserved donor parking for the College Basketball Invitational.

$10 cash parking will be available in these lots: 15C Named Lot, 15C Lot, 16B/C Lot and the Stadium Parking Garage


ON AIR
Once again, AXS TV (formerly HDNet) will serve as the primary television outlet for the CBI. AXS TV, which is owned and was founded by Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, reaches in excess of 38 million homes. To find AXS TV, click here.

In the greater Houston area, fans can find AXS TV on these channels:

DirecTV	        340 (HD) • 1340 VOD
Dish Network    362
AT&T U-verse    1106
Verizon FIOS    569
The CBI presented by Buick is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, Legends Classic, Gotham Classic, and All-American Championship. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit gazellegroup.com.


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TBA
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