Men's Basketball Looks to Rebound vs. TCU on Saturday

Junior forward Kirk Van Slyke

Nov. 24, 2011

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 Time  7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, 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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 Series History  Houston leads 47-24
 Last Time  TCU won 79-63 • Nov. 27, 2010
 Daniel-Meyer Coliseum • Fort Worth, Texas
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HOUSTON - The University of Houston men's basketball team looks to rebound from its first loss of the season when it plays host to TCU at 7 p.m., Saturday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Cougars enter this weekend's contest on the heels of a tough 76-74 loss to Oakland on Tuesday. Against the Golden Grizzlies, junior forward Kirk Van Slyke (28) and sophomore forward Alandise Harris (21) each posted career highs with Van Slyke's eight rebounds leading the Cougars as well.

With their impressive performances, Harris and Van Slyke moved into the top two places on the Cougars' scoring chart. Harris leads the team with 18.3 points per game, while Van Slyke ranks second at 17.8 points per contest. Van Slyke joins with freshman forward TaShawn Thomas in the team lead with 7.5 rebounds per game, while redshirt freshman guard Joseph Young tops the team with 5.0 assists per contest.

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.

The Cougars own a 47-24 lead in the all-time series, which began during the 1955-56 season. The series was played at least twice every season from the 1975-76 to the 1995-96 seasons as members of the Southwest Conference.

Houston has won two of the last three games, but TCU can boast of the most recent success after taking a 79-63 win on Nov. 27, 2010, in Fort Worth.

The Cougars are 26-6 al-time against the Horned Frogs in Houston. Houston has won five of its last six home games against TCU. Only a 55-54 TCU win on Jan. 13, 2004, prevents a longer Cougar winning streak.

TCU brings a 3-2 record into Saturday's game following a 80-69 loss to Mississippi on Monday. That was the Horned Frogs' second straight loss after a three-game winning streak to open the season.

Against Mississippi, J.R. Cadot and Amric Fields each posted 18 points to lead TCU. Hank Thorns added 12 points with five rebounds, while Adrick McKinney finished with 10 points. Cadot also paced the team with 12 rebounds, while Thorns totaled a team-high five assists.

This season, Thorns leads TCU with 11.8 points and 4.8 assists per game. Cadot ranks second on the team with 11.2 points per contest and leads the team with 8.0 rebounds per contest.

Head coach Jim Christian is in his fourth year at TCU and has posted a 41-60 record during that time. He is in his 10th year overall as a head coach and has posted a 179-118 record during that time. Christian previously served as head coach at Kent State.

Christian has posted a 1-0 record against Houston during his career.

The Cougars wrap up their homestand when they play host to LSU at 7 p.m., Tuesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion. That Game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.

From there, the team opens the month of December at 7 p.m., Dec. 3, when it meets Texas A&M-Corpus Christi inside Hofheinz Pavilion.



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