HOUSTON - Season tickets for the University of Houston Men's Basketball program's 2016-17 campaign are now on sale through the Houston Athletics Tickets Office.
For as low as $80, fans can purchase season tickets to all 16 regular-season game plus two exhibition contests during the final season inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Reserved 2 seating is available for only $130, while fans can enjoy Reserved 1 seating for $225.
The Cougars open the season on Nov. 5 when they play host in an exhibition game to UNC Pembroke, the alma mater of Head Coach Kelvin Sampson.
Houston opens the regular season at 7 p.m., Nov. 11, when it meets Morgan State inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars square off in 15 more regular-season home contests with games against 2016 NCAA Tournament participants UConn, Temple, Cincinnati and Tulsa as well as Rhode Island, Harvard and Cornell.
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HOW TO ORDER
Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order season tickets.
Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men's Basketball games with valid IDs.
Main campus students may purchase up to two (2) student guest tickets to each Men's Basketball game for $5 each, based on availability.
ABOUT the COUGARS
The Cougars, who finished 22-10 and competed in the National Invitational Tournament for the first time in a decade a year ago, return three starters this season, including All-American Athletic Conference Team performer and Yates High School product Damyean Dotson and All-Rookie Team member and Houston native Galen Robinson, Jr.
Houston was one of only two teams in the league, which defeated every American Athletic Conference rival at least once during the regular season.
With only the 15th 22-win season in school history, the Cougars boasted a 9-game improvement from their 13-19 mark in 2014-15. That total ranked as the 13th-highest improvement among 351 NCAA Division I schools in 2015-16.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
For the second straight season, the Cougars begin American Athletic Conference play with a 2-game road trip. Houston opens the conference slate on Dec. 28 at UConn in Hartford, Conn., and follow that with a New Year's Eve showdown at USF in Tampa, Fla.
The Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion to play host to Tulsa (Jan. 4) and Cincinnati (Jan. 7) and follow that with two straight road contests at East Carolina (Jan. 11) and at UCF (Jan. 14).
Houston closes out the month of January with home games in three of its final four contests. The Cougars meet Memphis on Jan. 19 inside Hofheinz Pavilion before squaring off at SMU on Jan. 21 in Dallas. From there, Houston meets Tulane (Jan. 24) and Temple (Jan. 28) with both games inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
After hosting UCF on Feb. 1 inside Hofheinz Pavilion, the Cougars travel to Tulane (Feb. 8) and then to Tulsa (Feb. 11) before playing SMU (Feb. 18) and UConn (Feb. 22) in back-to-back home tilts.
Houston meets Memphis on Feb. 2 in Memphis, Tenn., and takes on Cincinnati in Ohio on March 2 before celebrating Senior Night and the final regular-season home game inside Hofheinz Pavilion against East Carolina on March 5.
With the completion of the regular season, the Cougars head to Hartford, Conn., to compete in the American Athletic Conference Championship. That tournament opens March 9 inside the XL Center with the winner of the league's annual postseason event earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
A year ago, the Cougars tied for third in the league's regular-season standings and competed as the No. 2 seed at the American Championship.
FERTITTA CENTER COMING SOON
Thanks to a generous $20 million gift from University of Houston Board of Regents Chairman Tilman J. Fertitta and his family, the Cougars will compete in the Fertitta Center during the 2018-19 season.
Following the 2016-17 season, Hofheinz Pavilion will undergo a $60 million renovation. The Fertitta Center will feature a premium club area and a courtside club. The reconfigured bowl will move mid-court seating locations closer to game action with floor-level seating opposite the team benches for UH students.
Renovations include a new audio system, sports lighting and video boards as well as new concession stands and expanded restrooms. The facility's exterior also will be refreshed.
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.
Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops or by visiting the team's Instagram page at UHCougarMBK.