Oct. 6, 2010
HOUSTON - University of Houston men's basketball season tickets are on sale, and Cougar fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets now for an exciting 2010-11 season.
Under the leadership of new head coach James Dickey and his staff, the Cougars officially begin the season with the start of practice on Oct. 15. The Cougars tip off their schedule at 4 p.m., Nov. 6, when they play host to Abilene Christian in an exhibition game inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
Houston plays host to Nicholls State at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, inside Hofheinz Pavilion in its regular-season opener, the first of 16 regular-season home games. In addition to the Colonels, the Cougars meet Nevada, UTSA, Sam Houston State and Louisiana-Lafayette in non-conference games in Houston.
When Conference USA begins in early January, Houston fans will enjoy showdowns against league-rivals UTEP, Tulsa, UAB and crosstown-rival Rice.
The Cougars have enjoyed tremendous success inside their home facility in recent history. Houston has won at least 10 home games in each of the last six seasons, a first since 1972-78.
Fans also can buy the Family Fun Plan, which includes two adult and two youth general admission season tickets, for only $299. Additional youth season tickets can be purchased for only $75 each in the Plan.
Fans have several options when ordering their men's basketball season tickets. They can visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center by the UH Fan Shop, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Fans also can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or click the Tickets link at UHCougars.com to buy season tickets today.
THE HOME SCHEDULE
Sat. Nov. 6 Abilene Christian (exhibition) 4 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Nicholls State 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 14 Alcorn State (DH) 2 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 20 Northwestern Oklahoma State 2 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette 7 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 6 Nevada 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 11 UTSA 4 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 21 Sam Houston State 7 p.m.
Thur., Dec. 30 Rogers State 6 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 8 UCF TBA
Wed., Jan. 19 Tulsa TBA
Sat., Jan. 22 UTEP TBA
Tue., Feb. 1 Marshall TBA
Sat., Feb. 12 Tulane TBA
Wed., Feb. 16 SMU TBA
Sat., Feb. 26 UAB TBA
Sat., March 5 Rice TBA
ABOUT THE COUGARS
A year ago, the Cougars used a strong surge at the end of the season to win four straight games in as many days to claim the GMC Sierra Conference USA Championship title and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nearly two decades.
With seven returning players from that team and an award-winning signing class, Dickey and his coaches are planning for an exciting 2010-11 campaign.
Houston has enjoyed tremendous success in front of the hometown fans inside Hofheinz Pavilion during recent years. The Cougars have won at least 10 home games in each of the last six seasons, a first since the facility opened with nine consecutive 10+-win home seasons.