HOUSTON – Season-ticket deposits for the 2015-16 University of Houston Men’s Basketball season are now being taken, and fans are encouraged to place their deposits soon.
Under the leadership of Head Coach Kelvin Sampson, the Cougars recently unveiled their 2015-16 non-conference schedule. The non-conference slate includes eight postseason squads and six 20-game winners.
Reserved 1 season tickets will soon be available for $250 per seat for all 18 regular-season home games, while Reserved 2 season tickets will sell for $150 per seat.
As an added benefit this season, fans who purchase Reserved 1 Men’s Basketball season tickets will receive the same number of Houston Women’s Basketball season tickets FREE.
For the first time in 2015-16, fans also can purchase $99 Anytime season tickets. With Anytime season tickets, fans will receive one ticket for each of the 18 regular-season home games.
From there, fans can use their Anytime season tickets any way they like. They can use one ticket for each home game or take 17 friends to one home game or any combination in between.
As always, current University of Houston students are admitted free with valid IDs to Houston Men’s Basketball games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Fans can view a Hofheinz Pavilion map with season-ticket pricing by clicking here.
Houston fans can connect with Fan Experience Headquarters by phone, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at 713-462-6647 and can purchase tickets online 24/7 at UHCougars.com/tickets.
Any deposit amount paid will be credited toward season-ticket costs once they go on sale. New season-ticket members who make a deposit will be contacted by a Houston Athletics Ticket Sales staff member to choose their seats.
Fans should also stay tuned to UHCougars.com and Houston Men’s Basketball social media sites for the latest information about ticket sales.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Although the Cougars’ American Athletic Conference schedule has not been finalized, the Cougars know their league opponents on their 2015-16 schedule. Houston will face Cincinnati, Memphis, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF and USF and home-and-away contests.
The Cougars will face Memphis in Hofheinz Pavilion only and meet East Carolina in Greenville, N.C., only, with both dates to be determined.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
The Cougars return six lettermen and four starters from last year’s team, which recorded 13 wins and knocked off defending national champion UConn inside Hofheinz Pavilion for the second consecutive year.
Battling injuries throughout the season, the Cougars enjoyed a late-season surge, winning four of their final five games, including the lone upset in the American Athletic Conference Championship First Round in Hartford, Conn.
Senior guard LeRon Barnes, the Cougars’ lone 3-year letterwinner, returns after ranking among The American’s top-10 leaders in both offensive and defensive rebounding, while senior forward Devonta Pollard enters the 2015-16 campaign as the Cougars’ top returning scorer with 11.4 points per game.
Junior forward Danrad Knowles ranked third on the team in both scoring and rebounding, and senior guard L.J Rose looks for his third 100+ assist season while wearing the Scarlet and White.
Houston also welcomes the return of junior guard Ronnie Johnson and junior forward Bertrand Nkali to competition. Both players practiced with the Cougars but sat out the 2014-15 season after Johnson transferred from Purdue and Nkali missed the year with an injury.
The Cougars will be boosted by the addition of six newcomers to the team, including freshman guard Galen Robinson (Westbury Christian/Houston); sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr. (Howard JC/Forest City, N.C.); junior guard Damyean Dotson (Oregon/Houston); junior forward Xavier Dupree (Paris JC/Houston) and junior center Kyle Meyer (Eastern Florida State College/Atlanta).
The Cougars open the season on Nov. 13 when they meet Montana Tech in their lone exhibition game inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Houston begins the 2015-16 regular season against Prairie View A&M on Nov. 18 and continues its homestand inside Hofheinz Pavilion with games against Florida A&M (Nov. 21), ULM (Nov. 28), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (formerly Texas-Pan American) (Nov. 30) and defending Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champion Murray State (Dec. 2).
After their lone non-conference road game at Rhode Island on Dec. 8, the Cougars meet Southeastern Conference foe LSU on Dec. 13 inside Hofheinz Pavilion. From there, the team opens play in the Global Basketball Classic First and Second Rounds against Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference regular-season champion North Carolina Central (Dec. 16) and against Eastern Illinois (Dec. 19).
Houston returns to Las Vegas for the second straight season, competing in the Global Basketball Classic Third and Championship Rounds inside Cox Pavilion. The Cougars meet Grand Canyon on Dec. 21 before squaring off against the winner/loser of the Marshall/Wyoming game on Dec. 22.
The Cougars close out their non-conference schedule when they play host to Nicholls State on Dec. 28 inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
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