Nov. 2, 2011
HOUSTON - Excitement continues to swirl around the University of Houston Men's basketball team as the 2011-12 season opener draws closer... both on the court and off.
For the first time in recent history, administrators sold out of courtside seats in Hofheinz Pavilion. With such a high demand, Cougar Pride administrators reviewed the facility and opened 30 additional floor seats for interested fans.
"We are excited about the 2011-12 basketball season and thrilled that so many of our fans are looking to be as close to the action as possible," Houston Associate Athletics for Development Jeramiah Dickey said. "With such a high demand, we were pleased to make room for additional courtside seats and plan to sell out of those as well. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Cougar Basketball program, and our fans sense that and want to be a part of it."
For more information or to purchase floor seats, please contact the Cougar Pride Office at 713-743-GOUH (4684).
The Cougars take their first step of the 2011-12 season when they play host to Concordia at 7 p.m., Tuesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The team opens the regular season at 7 p.m., Nov. 12, when it plays host to Grambling State.
Season tickets are now available at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office. General admission season tickets begin as low as $135, while reserved seating season tickets start as low as $195.
Families also will enjoy the Family Fun Plan. For only $299, families receive two adult and two youth general admission season tickets. Additional youth season tickets in the Family Fun Plan can be purchased for $75 each.
In the Satisfaction Guaranteed plan, fans who purchase men's season tickets by Nov. 30 and are not satisfied with their game-day experience can return their remaining tickets by Feb. 1 and receive a full refund.
Fans can order their season tickets by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or by visiting UHCougars.com and clicking the Tickets tab and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
Four veterans will be joined by eight newcomers on the men's team in 2011-12. Sophomore forward Alandise Harris is the Cougars' leading returning scorer and rebounder from a year ago and will be joined in the Houston frontcourt by junior forward Kirk Van Slyke.
Senior guard Darian Thibodeaux was the only player to start all 30 games last season and finished second in school single-season history, hitting 44 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Off the court, sophomore Mikhail McLean was named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.