Men's Basketball on the Road to Face Texas-Pan American

Nov. 10, 2013

HOUSTON COUGARS (1-0 • 0-0 American)
Location UTPA Fieldhouse (2,500)
Edinburg, Texas
Television UTPA Video
Radio 950 AM KPRC • Listen Live
Matt Thomas, PxP
Elvin Hayes, analyst
Live Stats UTPA Live Stats
Series History • Houston leads 8-0 all-time
• Houston won last 96-71
    (Jan. 3, 2013 • Hofheinz Pavilion)
• Houston leads 6-0 in Edinburg, Texas
• Houston won last in Edinburg 65-59
    (Dec. 5, 1987)
Game Notes Houston Notes
UTPA Notes
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EDINBURG, Texas - Fresh off a season-opening win, the University of Houston Men's Basketball program returns to action at 7 p.m., Monday, when it meets Texas-Pan American inside UTPA Fieldhouse.

The Cougars enter their first road contest of the young season following a 76-70 win against Texas State inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Friday. Against the Bobcats, sophomore guard Danuel House led all players with 24 points and eight rebounds, while junior forward TaShawn Thomas posted 22 points with seven boards in the win.

In a close game that went back and forth, House drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key with just three seconds left on the shot clock and 22 seconds remaining on the game clock to double the Cougars' advantage.

Sophomore point guard L.J. Rose made his Houston debut a memorable one, posting 11 points with a game-high six assists as the Cougars won their season opener for the ninth time in the last 10 years.

Fans can hear the game live on 950 AM KPRC with Matt Thomas calling the play-by-play action and Basketball Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. Fans also can hear the game with a paid subscription to Cougar All-Access by clicking here.

Fans can watch Monday's game live with a paid to subscription to UTPA Video by clicking here.

Texas-Pan American brings an 0-1 record into Monday's game after dropping a 77-73 decision to Sam Houston State on Friday inside UTPA Fieldhouse.

Against SHSU, guard Shaquille Boga led the Broncs with 17 points. Forward Justin Leathers and guard Hurley Johnson each poured in 12 points, while forward Shaquille Hines added 10 points in the loss. Hines led the team with seven rebounds, while Leathers and forward Josh Cleveland grabbed six boards apiece.

Head coach Dan Hipsher is in his first year as head coach at Texas-Pan American. He has an 0-1 record during that time and has posted a 238-183 career mark.

Hipsher, who is a 1977 graduate of Bowling Green, previously served as head coach at Akron (1995-04), Stetson (1993-95) and Wittenberg (1989-93). This will be the first time that he has faced Houston.

Following Monday's game, the Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion for three straight home games. That stand begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, when Houston plays host to UTSA.

From there, the Cougars begin play in the Progressive Legends Classic. That tournament begins at 1 p.m., Nov. 17, vs. Lehigh and continues at 7 p.m., Nov. 21, vs. Howard.

All three home games will be shown live on ESPN3. As a member of the new American Athletic Conference, Houston will compete on television 28 times during the 2013-14 season.

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 cougarpride@uh.edu. 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.



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