Men's Basketball Announces Contest for New Season-Ticket Purchases

Sophomore guard Joseph Young

Oct. 18, 2012

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HOUSTON - Beginning Monday, University of Houston Men's Basketball fans who purchase new season tickets have a chance to win outstanding prizes in the Double Figures contest.

One winner will be chosen every weekday, Monday through Friday, from Oct. 22 until Nov. 2. Fans who purchase online or in person at the Athletics Ticket Office are eligible for that day's prize and for all remaining drawings.

The contest culminates with the grand prize on Friday, Nov. 2. The winner that day receives access to a suite for one game, VIP parking for the entire season AND an autographed basketball from the 2012-13 team. Other prizes include a Houston Basketball Team polo, an autographed ball or poster from the 2012-13 Cougars and much more.

The earlier fans purchase their season tickets, the more chances they will have to win. Fans who purchase before Monday will be eligible for prizes until they are chosen or the contest ends.

Day 1    Monday, Oct 22       Houston Basketball team polo
Day 2    Tuesday, Oct 23      VIP parking for 2012-13 season
Day 3    Wednesday, Oct 24    Autographed poster by 2012-13 team
Day 4    Thursday, Oct 25     Autographed ball by 2012-13 team
Day 5    Friday, Oct 26       Autographed ball from Head Coach James Dickey
Day 6    Monday, Oct 29       Courtside seats for a game
Day 7    Tuesday, Oct 30      Hofheinz shoot-around for 10 people
Day 8    Wednesday, Oct 31    (4) Tickets to the AD suite for a game
Day 9    Thursday, Nov 1      Access to a suite for a game
Day 10   Friday, Nov 2        Access to a suite for a game, VIP parking &
                              autographed ball by 2012-13 team

Men's Basketball season tickets are now on sale in the Athletics Ticket Office. Fans who purchase season tickets save almost 30 percent off the single-game cost with prices starting as low as $135 each.

With the Cougars' move to the BIG EAST Conference and a planned $40 million renovation of Hofheinz Pavilion, fans are encouraged to purchase their season tickets early. Premium seating options in the new facility will be given first to those fans with a history of purchasing season tickets.

"We will be loyal to those fans who have teamed with us as season-ticket holders," Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades said. "We must and will remember those fans who stood with us from the beginning as premium seating options are distributed."

To 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.

Fans can buy season tickets 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the red and white Tickets tab at UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or 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 cougarpride@uh.edu. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information or click here.

Under the leadership of Dickey and his coaching staff, the Cougars signed one of the nation's elite recruiting classes. This highly heralded group is ranked among the country's top 25 classes by three national media organizations.

As the program prepares to move into the BIG EAST Conference for the 2013-14 season, these talented newcomers will play key roles in the Cougars' success in, arguably, the best basketball conference in the country.

With the addition of national recruit Danuel House, the Cougars will have three recent members of the ESPU 100. House joins sophomores and 2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team members TaShawn Thomas and Joseph Young.

Thomas led the Cougars with 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game and added a team-high nine double-doubles during his inaugural season. Young returns as the Cougars' leading scorer with 11.3 points per game and ranked among the Conference USA individual leaders in 3-point field goals and 3-point field goal percentage.

The Cougars begin their schedule at 7 p.m., Nov. 6, when they play host to Concordia in their lone exhibition of the season. Houston opens the regular season at noon, Nov. 9, with both games inside Hofheinz Pavilion.



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