Cougars Host Angelo State on Wednesday

Nov. 15, 2016

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Time 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016
Location Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston
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HOUSTON -- The University of Houston Men's Basketball program returns to action at 7 p.m., Wednesday, when it meets Angelo State in the team's second and final exhibition game of the season inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars enter Wednesday's game following a 93-52 win over Morgan State on Friday night inside Hofheinz Pavilion. In that game, junior guard and 2016 Preseason All-American Athletic Conference honoree Rob Gray led Houston with 22 points and four 3-pointers and added five rebounds with four assists and a pair of steals.

Making his Houston debut, junior forward Devin Davis scored 19 points with 12 rebounds to set career highs in both categories and record the first double-double of his career. The Indianapolis native joined the Houston in the summer after earning NJCAA All-America First-Team honors a year ago.

For his impressive performance, Davis was named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll.

Senior forward Danrad Knowles -- the Cougars' only three-year letterman -- scored 14 points with seven rebounds as the Cougars rolled to a 41-point, season-opening win for the second straight season.

This will be the Cougars' last home game for nearly two weeks. Houston won't return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion until facing Cornell at 4 p.m., Nov. 26.

Season tickets, single-game tickets, mini-plans and group ticket packages are available to accommodate all budgets. Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order tickets.

Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men's Basketball games with valid IDs. Main campus students may purchase up to two (2) student guest tickets to each Men's Basketball game for $8 each, based on availability.

For as low as $80, fans can purchase season tickets to all 16 regular-season game plus two exhibition contests during the final season inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 2 seating is available for only $130, while fans can enjoy Reserved 1 seating for $225.

Single game tickets begin at only $12 for American Athletic Conference games and $10 for non-conference games.

Fans can watch the video stream from Wednesday's game by signing up for Houston All-Access and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. A subscription to Houston All-Access is required to watch Wednesday's video stream.

Fans can follow live scoring by visiting UHCougars.com and following the GameTracker links or by clicking here.

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Wednesday's game will be Angelo State's first action in nearly two weeks. The Rams dropped a 95-55 decision at Texas on Nov. 2, in Austin, Texas

Against the Longhorns, guard Quay King led ASU with 15 points and three 3-pointers, while Devonte Pratt came off the bench to post 14 points with five rebounds. Forward Gustavs Puhovs led the team with six rebounds, including three off the offensive glass.

Cinco Boone is in his second year as head coach with the Rams. He led Angelo State to a 25-7 record a year ago in his first season as a collegiate head coach.

Prior to that, he served for two seasons as associate head coach with the Rams from 2013 to 2015.

Following Wednesday's exhibition game, the Cougars hit the road for the first time when they compete at the Gulf Coast Showcase inside Germain Arena in Estero, Fla.

The Cougars open that tournament at 6:30 p.m., Monday, against George Mason before facing the winner/loser of Kent State/South Dakota on Nov. 22. Houston closes out the regular-season tournament on Nov. 23 at a time to be determined.

JOIN the 50-50 CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men's Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.

Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.

To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook and Instagram pages.



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