Nov. 26, 2010
HOUSTON COUGARS (4-1 0-0 C-USA) at TCU HORNED FROGS (3-2 0-0 MWC)
3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (7,201) Fort Worth, Texas
RADIO: Houston-ISP Sports Radio Network SportsTalk 790 AM KBME Brett Dolan, PxP; Elvin Hayes, analyst
Broadcast begins at 1:45 p.m.
AUDIO STREAMING: Live Audio
LIVE STATS: GameTracker
FORT WORTH, Texas - The University of Houston men's basketball team begins a season-long three-game road swing when it meets TCU at 3 p.m., Saturday, in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
This marks the second straight season that the Cougars will face the Horned Frogs on the hardwood. A year ago, Houston enjoyed a 105-81 win in Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars come into this game following a 78-65 win against Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday. Trailing by as many as 13 points in the second half, the Cougars rallied to tie the game and then used a 16-0 run during the final four minutes to close out the game and claim their seventh straight home win dating back to last season.
Against the Cajuns, senior guard Adam Brown scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Cougars, while sophomore forward Kirk Van Slyke and Kendrick Washington each poured in a career-high 17 points.
With his third 20-point game of the season, Brown moved into the team lead with 15.8 points per game. Senior forward Maurice McNeil continues to pace the team with a double-double, averaging 12.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Following this weekend's game, the Cougars continue their road tour at LSU on Tuesday night and at Sam Houston State on Dec. 4.
Saturday's game can be heard live on SportsTalk 790 AM KBME with Brett Dolan calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes making his debut with the team as an analyst. The pregame show begins at 2:45 p.m.
Fans can follow live stats from Saturday's game by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com.
TCU owns a 3-2 overall record but lost two of three games during the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament last weekend. The Horned Frogs dropped a 76-61 decision to Rider on Saturday, knocked off Bradley 74-68 and fell to Massachusetts 67-48 on Monday night.
TCU has posted a 2-0 record at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum this season with wins against Jackson State and SMU.
Junior guard Ronnie Moss leads team with 15.4 points, while freshman forward Amric Fields ranks second with 10.0 points per game. Junior guard J.R. Cadot is tops with 6.0 rebounds per game, while junior guard Hank Thorns leads the way with 7.0 assists per contest.
SERIES HISTORY vs. TCU
Houston owns a 47-23 (.671) lead in the all-time series, which began on Dec. 10, 1955. The Cougars have posted a 13-17 (.433) all-time record against the Horned Forgs in Fort Worth, Texas.
With 70 games played entering this weekend, this ranks as the third-longest series in Houston history, trailing only Texas A&M (83) and Rice (71).
The Cougars enter on a two-game winning streak against TCU. Houston has not lost to TCU since a 58-51 setback on Jan. 19, 2005.
The two teams met at least once every season from 1975-76 to 19959-96 as members of the Southwest Conference. The series continued as Conference USA members from 2001-02 to 2004-05.
The Cougars continue their season-long three-game road swing when they meet LSU at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in Baton Rouge, La.
From there, team meets area-rival Sam Houston State at 2 p.m., Dec. 4 in Huntsville, Texas. That game will be televised on the Southland Conference TV Network. Information about television listings will be released soon.
The Cougars return home to play host to Nevada at 7 p.m., Dec. 6, in Hofheinz Pavilion.