Sept. 11, 2013
HOUSTON - As the University of Houston Men's Basketball team continues to prepare for the 2013-14 season in the American Athletic Conference, the program announced several adjustments to its schedule on Wednesday.
The Cougars' non-conference showdown against Texas A&M on Dec. 4 will air on FOX Sports Net. It will be one of 21 televised games for Houston this season. That includes all 18 American Athletic Conference games, starting Dec. 31 against UConn inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
In addition, one game time was announced and another game time was adjusted for television. The Cougars' first American Athletic Conference road contest at USF will tip at 3 p.m. (CT), Jan. 4, in Tampa, Fla.
Also, the Cougars' Jan. 19 game against Rutgers inside Hofheinz Pavilion has been moved up to a noon tip to accommodate television. That game will air on CBS Sports Network.
Men's Basketball fans can purchase season tickets now for an exciting 2013-14 home season inside Hofheinz Pavilion. General Admission tickets start for as low as $195, while the Memorial Hermann Family Fun Plan of two adult and two youth General Admission tickets can be purchased for only $399.
Competing in the new American Athletic Conference for the first time, the Cougars will play 17 home games inside historic Hofheinz Pavilion this season, including games against NCAA Tournament participants Temple, Memphis and defending national champion Louisville.
The season-ticket package also includes both games of the Lone Star Showcase inside Toyota Center on Dec. 21. Houston meets crosstown-rival Rice at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 21 with Texas A&M facing Oklahoma in the nightcap.
Purchasing Houston Men's Basketball season tickets provides admission to both games of this exciting twinbill.
The season opens at 7 p.m., Nov. 5 with an exhibition contest against St. Thomas. The regular season tips off at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8 against Texas State with both games inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
HOW TO ORDER
To renew and purchase season 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 and following the appropriate links.
Fans also can purchase/renew season tickets by clicking here.
To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GOUH or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information.
The renewal deadline is Oct. 1. A renewal reminder will be sent to season-ticket holders in September. For fans' convenience, administrators established a three-installment plan for those who purchase season tickets (initial payment date, Oct. 1 and Nov. 1).
Fans are encouraged to purchase their season tickets early for the best seats in the house.
2013-14 SEASON TICKET PRICES
|Price Type||Reserved||General Admission|
|Faculty/Staff & H-Association||$250||$180|
|Memorial Hermann Family Fun Plan^||NA||$399|
^ - Memorial Hermann Family Fun Plan includes 2 adult and 2 youth General Admission tickets. Additional youth tickets in the Memorial Hermann Family Fun Plan can be purchased for $99 each
& - Recent Graduate discount is for graduates within the last three years from the UH Main Campus. Any graduate from May 2011 - May 2013 is eligible
ABOUT THE COUGARS
Nine lettermen and three starters return for the Cougars in 2013-14 after posting a 20-win season and advancing to the College Basketball Invitational Quarterfinals a year ago.
Junior forward TaShawn Thomas posted 16.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game to rank among the Conference USA's top-five leaders in both categories and was named to the league's First Team and All-Defensive squad.
After averaging 12.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game during his inaugural collegiate season, forward Danuel House was an easy selection as the C-USA Freshman of the Year.