Oct. 19, 2009
HOUSTON - With less than a month before the start of the college basketball season, officials with the University of Houston Athletics Ticket Office announced several packages that go on sale Tuesday morning.
The Athletics Ticket Office is offering multiple package options that save fans money off the single-game cost. These multi-game packs can be purchased for as low as $40.
In addition, fans that buy new season tickets can select their exact seating location at the time of ordering. Season tickets start as low as $135 for all 15 home games.
Conference USA Pack
This package includes all eight home games against Conference USA teams. This season, the Cougars are scheduled to face Tulsa (Jan. 9), UTEP (Jan. 13), UCF (Jan. 20), Marshall (Jan. 30), Southern Miss (Feb. 6), SMU (Feb. 13), Memphis (Feb. 24) and Rice (March 3).
Pick Four Pack
With this package, fans can choose tickets to any four home games they would like to attend.
Both the Conference USA Pack and the Pick Four Pack include the Memphis and Rice games and gives fans the option to buy before they go on sale to the general public.
Fans can purchase tickets for all six home games played on either Saturday or Sunday this season.
That package includes games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Dec. 6), Mississippi State (Dec. 19), Tulsa (Jan. 9), Marshall (Jan. 30), Southern Miss (Feb. 6) and SMU (Feb. 13).
ATHLETICS TICKET OFFICE
Fans can purchase season tickets on-line at UHCougars.com by clicking the "Tickets" link, by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or by visiting the Athletics Ticket Office on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
The Cougars return four starters and eight lettermen from last season's team, which posted a 21-12 overall record and competed in a postseason tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons.
Leading the way are senior guards Aubrey Coleman and Kelvin Lewis, the top two returning scorers in Conference USA. Coleman, an All-Conference USA First-Team honoree and the league's Newcomer of the Year, averaged a team-high 19.4 points per game and was the only player to rank among the C-USA top-individual leaders in both scoring and rebounding.
Lewis tallied 18.0 points per game and ranked among the league leaders in scoring, free throw shooting, 3-pointers made and minutes played per game.
The Cougars will play 15 home games during the 2009-10 season, beginning at 7 p.m., Nov. 17 when they play host to Nicholls State inside Hofheinz Pavilion.