Men’s Basketball Returns to Action on Saturday

Nov. 25, 2015

ULM WARHAWKS (2-1 • 0-0 SBC)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (2-0 • 0-0 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
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Time 7 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015
Location Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) • Houston
Television ESPN3 WatchESPN
   Randy McIlvoy, PxP
   Reid Gettys, analyst
Radio KPRC 950 AM • Listen Live
   Matt Thomas, PxP
   Elvin Hayes, analyst
Pregame show starts at 6:45 p.m.
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Series History Series tied 2-2
• First meeting since Dec. 15, 1999
ULM won last 82-81
   Monroe, La. (Dec. 15, 1999)
Houston leads 2-0 in Houston
Houston won last 98-64
   Hofheinz Pavilion (Dec. 28, 1995)
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HOUSTON - Fresh from a week-long break in their schedule, the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program returns to action at 7 p.m., Saturday, when it plays host to ULM inside Hofheinz Pavilion in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.

Houston (2-0) enters this weekend’s game after a 97-52 win over Florida A&M on Saturday inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Junior point guard Ronnie Johnson came off the bench to post 20 points with four assists and a pair of steals, while freshman point guard Galen Robinson, Jr., and sophomore guard Rob Gray Jr., poured 17 points apiece with Robinson’s eight assists leading all players.

With their 97-point performance against Florida A&M, the Cougars became only the third team in school history and the first since 1982-83 to post back-to-back games with 95+ points to open a season.

Thanks to their offensive outburst, the Cougars rank second nationally with 103.5 points per game and are tops in the country in scoring margin (+43.0) and field goal percentage (57.9). Johnson tops the nation with an 87.5 field goal percentage, missing only two of his 16 attempts this season.

Johnson, senior guard LeRon Barnes and Robinson rank 1-2-3 in assist-turnover ratio in the latest American Athletic Conference statistical standings. Johnson has dished out 10 assists with only one turnover, while Barnes has posted six assists with only one giveaway.

This season senior forward Devonta Pollard leads the Cougars with 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Johnson stands second with 18.5 points per contest, while Gray ranks third at 14.5 points per game. Junior guard and Yates High product Damyean Dotson is the fourth Cougar averaging double digits with 12.0 points per game.

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Houston Football fans who show their 2015 season ticket card OR a ticket stub from Friday’s Sam Hairston Jr Salute to Service Game against No. 16/15 Navy at the doors will gain FREE admittance to Saturday’s Men’s Basketball game against ULM.

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Fans can hear Saturday's Men's Basketball game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m., Saturday.

Fans 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.

2014-15 ESPN3 logo Fans can watch Saturday's Men's Basketball game live on ESPN3 with Randy McIlvoy calling the play-by-play action and Houston great Reid Gettys providing analysis. Fans can see the game online by visiting WatchESPN and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

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

Fans have a variety of ticket options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 3-Point Packs are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for complete information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

Fans also 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.

Single-game tickets for Houston Men’s Basketball’s 2015-16 season begin at only $5 per game. Fans can purchase General Admission single-game tickets for only $5, while Reserved 2 seating is available for only $10 per game. Fans may buy Reserved 1 single-game tickets for $15 per ticket.

Fans can purchase single-game tickets by clicking here.

Fans should note that single-game tickets for the Cougars’ Dec. 13 showdown against LSU inside Hofheinz Pavilion will not be available.

Instead, fans can purchase tickets for the LSU game as part of a 3-Point Pack, which includes a ticket to the LSU game and tickets to two other Houston home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 1 seating for the 3-Point Pack can be purchased for $40 with Reserved seating available for only $30.

Fans can purchase the 3-Point Pack by clicking here.

Tickets for groups of 10-24 or more can be purchased for as low as $12 per ticket in Reserved 2 for 18 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of more than 25 people can buy Reserved 2 tickets for only $10 per ticket

Groups of 10-24 can buy tickets for only $10 per ticket in Reserved 2 with prices plummeting to only $6 per ticket for groups of 25 or more.

Administrators can find more information about group tickets seating and pricing by clicking here.

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ULM enters Saturday’s game with a 2-1 mark. This will be the Warhawks’ first action since an 80-64 win at Northwestern State on Nov. 19.

Against Northwestern State, ULM raced out to a 46-32 halftime lead and never trailed. The Warhawks outrebounded the Demons 49-27.

Forward Majok Deng led five Warhakws in double digits with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Travis Munnings posted 14 points with 10 rebounds, while guard Justin Roberson flirted with a quadruple -double with 11 points, nine rebounds, six assists and five steals. DeMondre Harvey came off the bench to total 11 points and seven rebounds in the win.

This season, Deng paces the team with 16.3 points per game. Munnings stands second on the squad with 10.7 points per game but leads the Warhawks with 9.0 rebounds per contest. Jamaal Samuel is third with 10.3 points per game, while Roberson tops the Warhawks with 4.0 assists per game.

Head Coach Keith Richard is in his sixth year as head coach at ULM. He has posted a 50-105 record with the Warhawks during that time. Richard is 200-222 in 15 seasons as a collegiate head coach after previously assembling a 150-117 record at Louisiana Tech (1998-07).

Saturday’s game will be the first time that he has faced Houston.

Following Saturday’s game, the Cougars will continue their 5-game homestand when they play host to UT Rio Grande Valley (formerly Texas-Pan American) at 7 p.m., Monday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

That game can be heard live on 950 AM KPRC with Matt Thomas calling the play-by-play action and Houston legend and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. Brett Dolan provides play-by-play, and Houston great Reid Gettys offers analysis on the ESPN3 broadcast.

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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