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Men's Basketball Ready to Face Harvard on Tuesday

Nov. 23, 2014

HOUSTON COUGARS (2-0 • 0-0 American)
at HARVARD CRIMSON (2-1 • 0-0 Ivy)
Time 6 p.m. (CST)
Location Lavietes Pavilion (2,159) • Cambridge, Mass.
Television Ivy League Digital Network
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Radio KPRC 950 AM • Listen Live
   Matt Thomas, PxP
Live Stats Live Stats
Series History First meeting
Game Notes Houston Notes
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Winners of its first two games, the University of Houston Men's Basketball program looks to continue that streak when it squares off against Harvard at 6 p.m. (CST), Tuesday, inside Lavietes Pavilion.

The Cougars (2-0) enter their final game before the Thanksgiving holiday after a 72-57 victory during the home opener against Morgan State inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday night. Despite cool shooting from the field, Houston outrebounded Morgan State 62-36 to roll to the win.

It was the first time Houston snared 62+ rebounds in a game since pulling down 65 against Nevada on Dec. 2, 1989, a time when no current Houston men's basketball player was alive and assistant coach Kellen Sampson was only 4 years old.

Junior Devonta Pollard, the reigning American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, led the Cougars with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the first double-double of his career. Junior guard Cavon Baker added 12 points with 10 boards of his own for his first double-double, while junior guard LeRon Barnes recorded 11 rebounds of his own. All three student-athletes enjoyed new career highs in rebounds with their totals.

With that performance, Pollard, Barnes and Baker became the first Houston trio to grab double-digit rebounds in the same game since George Williams, Patrick Okafor and Louis Truscott accomplished the feat against TCU on Jan. 15, 2001.

This season, Pollard leads the Cougars with 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while hitting 50 percent of his shots from the field. Stiggers, who now needs only 335 points to become the school's 45th 1,000-point scorer is second at 13.5 points per game, while Baker stands third with 13.0 points per contest.

While it's early in the season, Pollard already ranks second in the American Athletic Conference with both his scoring and rebounding averages.

RADIO / TELEVISION
Fans can hear Tuesday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Fans also can hear the radio broadcast online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links to Houston All-Access or by clicking here. A Houston All-Access subscription is required to listen to the game online.

Fans can watch Tuesday's game live on the Ivy League Digital Network by clicking here. A subscription is required to watch the game on the Ivy League Digital Network.


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ABOUT HARVARD
Harvard enters Tuesday's game with a 2-1 record. In its most recent action, the Crimson claimed a 71-49 win against Florida Atlantic on Thursday.

Against Florida Atlantic, senior guard Wesley Saunders came off the bench to score 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting with a game-high six assists. Senior forward Steve Moundou-Missi added 14 points with six rebounds, while junior forward Evan Cummins led all players with 10 rebounds.

This season, Saunders leads the Crimson with 19.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game while hitting 58.8 percent of his shots from the field. Moundou-Missi ranks second on the team with 10.0 points per contest. Junior guard Siyani Chambers tops the team with 5.2 assists per game with Saunders a close second at 5.0 assists per game.

Tommy Amaker is in his eighth year at Harvard, posting a 141-73 record during that time. He also is in his 18th year as a collegiate head coach, compiling a 317-211 mark.

Amaker previously served as head coach at Michigan (2001-07), amassing a 108-84 record with the Wolverines. He entered the head coaching ranks at Seton Hall (1997-01), compiling a 139-71 mark.

Tuesday's game will be the first time that Amaker has faced Houston.

UP NEXT
Following Tuesday's game, the Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion to open the month of December with a five-game homestand. That stand begins at 7 p.m., Dec. 4 against Texas-Pan American and continues against Abilene Christian (Dec. 6), Houston Baptist (Dec. 16), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 17) and South Carolina State (Dec. 20).

The last two games of the stand will be part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Regional Round.

BUY TICKETS NOW
Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets and mini-plans also are on sale now. For complete tickets information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or by clicking here.

To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.

All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.

SEASON TICKETS
Season ticket packages start for as low as $99 in the Reserved 3 section for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Memorial Hermann Family Plan, which includes two adult and two kids' season tickets, can be purchased for only $399 in the Reserved 2 section for the entire regular-season home schedule.

Fans can purchase season tickets online by visiting uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. To view a map of Hofheinz Pavilion with season ticket pricing, fans can click here.

Fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.

All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.

MINI PLANS
Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.

Fans can choose the 3-Point Pack and pick any three of the Cougars' 17 regular-season home games with prices starting as low as $9 per game in the Reserved 3 section.

To order mini-plans online, fans can visit UHCougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

GROUP TICKETS
Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for as low as $9 per ticket in Reserved 3 (Section 101-102, 115-116, 126-128) for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $14 per ticket in the Reserved 2 (Sections 103-104, 109-111, 117-119 and 124-125), while Reserved 3 seats (Section 105-108, 120-123) are available at $19 per ticket.

The ticket cost per person falls even more for groups of 25 or more. Group administrators are encouraged to call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office soon to secure their seats.

For a map of Hofheinz Pavilion group seating sections and prices, fans can click here. Fans can purchase group tickets online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

STAY CONNECTED
Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops.


 

 

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