Nov. 3, 2013
|ST. THOMAS CELTS at HOUSTON COUGARS|
|Time||7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013|
|Location||Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479)
|Series History||First Meeting|
Under fourth-year head coach James Dickey, Houston has been practicing since Oct. 4.
Nine lettermen, including three starters, return for the Cougars, who finished 20-13 a year ago and posted the program's first 20-win season since 2009. Leading the way for the Cougars is junior forward TaShawn Thomas, who recently was named to the Preseason All-American Athletic Conference Second Team.
Thomas averaged 16.9 points and 9.8 rebounds a year ago and needs only 120 points in 2013-14 to become the 43rd player in school history with 1,000 career points.
Sophomore guard Danuel House was named the 2013 Conference USA Freshman of the Year after averaging 12.4 points per game during his inaugural collegiate season, while sophomore guard Jherrod Stiggers set a Houston freshman single-season record with 67 3-pointers in 2013-14.
The regular season tips off at 8 p.m., Friday, against Texas State. Inside Hofheinz Pavilion. That game will be a part of a doubleheader with the Houston Women's Basketball program, which squares of against Mississippi State at 5:30 p.m., Friday.
General Admission season tickets start for as low as $195, while Reserved season tickets start at only $280. Families can purchase the Memorial Hermann Family Fun Plan of two adult and two youth General Admission tickets for only $399.
Fans also can purchase season tickets by visiting or calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-Go-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information.
Fans should remember that purchasing Men's Basketball season tickets will help their standing in the Cougar Pride Priority Point System, which determines seating priority in the new Houston Football Stadium when it opens in August 2014.
Fans receive two Priority Points per sport per account when purchasing Men's Basketball season tickets, and every Priority Point improves each fan's ranking in the System.