Men's Basketball Continues Homestand vs. Utah Valley on Monday

Freshman forward TaShawn Thomas

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 Time  7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, 2011
 Location  Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston, Texas
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 SportsTalk 790 • Houston IMG Sports Network
 Tom Franklin, PxP; Elvin Hayes, analyst
 Broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m.
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Nov. 13, 2011

HOUSTON - The University of Houston men's basketball team looks to improve to 2-0 for the second straight season when it plays host to Utah Valley at 7 p.m., Monday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

In their last game, the Cougars scored 13 straight points on five straight shots to open the game and never looked back in a dominating 88-42 win against Grambling State on Saturday inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Making his collegiate debut, redshirt freshman guard Joseph Young led all players with 18 points and seven assists, while freshman forward TaShawn Thomas added 13 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three assists during his first game in the Scarlet and White.

This will be the second game in a near month-long homestand at Hofheinz Pavilion for the Cougars. Houston will play host to 18 regular-season home games in 2011-12.

Fans can hear all Cougar Basketball games live on SportsTalk 790 AM with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes providing analysis.

Fans also can watch the video stream live at UHCougars.com by clicking the All-Access tab and following the appropriate links to sign up for Cougar All-Access. A charge is required to watch games via Cougar All-Access.

Fans can follow live scoring by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com.

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 the Tickets link above.

Monday's game will be the first meeting between the two teams.

Utah Valley brings a 1-0 record into Monday's game following an 80-53 home win against Simpson on Friday. Against Simpson, senior guard Isiah Williams led the Wolverines with 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting. Senior forward Geddes Robinson added 18 points on 6-of-6 shooting with a game-high 12 rebounds.

Head coach Dick Hunsaker is in his 10th season at Utah Valley and has posted a 168-97 record with the Wolverines. Now in his 18th year as a collegiate head coach, he has posted a 335-170 record during that time. Hunsaker previously served as head coach at Utah (2000-01), Manchester (1995-98) and Ball State (1989-93).

Following Monday's game, the team will make its lone road trip of the month when it meets Arkansas at 7 p.m., Friday, inside Verizon Arena in N. Little Rock, Ark. That game will be televised on Fox Sports Net and on ESPN3.com, the first of nine Cougar games on television this season.

The team returns to Hofheinz Pavilion to face Oakland at 7:15 p.m., Nov. 22. That contest will be part of a doubleheader with the Houston women's team, which plays host to Oral Roberts at 5 p.m.



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