|NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS (1-4 • 0-0 SBC)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (4-1 • 0-0 American)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
|Time||7 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017|
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
|Location||H&PE Arena (8,050) • Houston|
|Parking||Parking Map & Info
FREE shuttle begins at 5:30 p.m.,
in Lot 12A at TDECU Stadium
|Radio||KPRC 950 AM|
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
Elvin Hayes, analyst
• Pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m.
|Game Notes||• Houston Notes
• UIW Notes
• The American Notes
HOUSTON – Fresh off a dominating win, the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program continues its season-long, four-game homestand when it plays host to New Orleans at 7 p.m., Wednesday, inside H&PE Arena in a game presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters.
The Cougars play the second game of the homestand following an impressive 97-58 win over UIW on Saturday night. In the first meeting against the Cardinals, six Cougars scored in double figures led by senior guards Rob Gray’s and Wes VanBeck’s 16 points apiece.
Senior forward Devin Davis finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for his second straight double-double and the third of his career, while freshman forward Fabian White Jr. posted a career-high 14 points with a game-high 12 rebounds for the first double-double of his career.
With his performance Saturday, White became the 14th Houston freshman in school history to record a double-double and the first since Danuel House in 2012-13. For his impressive effort, he was named the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for the first time in his career.
Gray continues to lead the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference with 23.8 points per game, while VanBeck stands second with 13.8 points per contest. Davis averages 11.2 points per game to rank third but leads the Cougars with 7.6 rebounds per contest.
The Cougars have outrebounded each of their first five opponents to start the season and have not outrebounded six straight opponents at any point in a season since early in the 2001-02 campaign.
Fans can purchase season tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets with season tickets for as low as $100 and single-game tickets starting at only $12.
Fans can purchase tickets online at UHCougars.com/tickets or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
Fans can park for $5 while spaces are available in the TSU garage adjacent to H&PE Arena. Fans wishing to pay for parking should enter the garage off Blodgett Street.
Fans also can use the FREE parking shuttle to H&PE Arena during the 2017-18 season. Shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m., Friday, in Lot 12A near Gate 3 of the TDECU Stadium parking lot.
Shuttle return service begins immediately after the game and will run for one hour.
Fans can watch Wednesday’s game live on FloHoops. Fans can see the game online by visiting FloHoops.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Monthly and annual subscriptions to FloHoops are available to watch a variety of top-tier high school and collegiate events.
Fans can hear Wednesday’s game live on 950 AM KPRC with Jeremy Branham calling the play-by-play action and Hall of Fame legend Elvin Hayes providing analysis. Fans also can hear the game online by visiting UHCougars.com/allaccess and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
ABOUT NEW ORLEANS
• New Orleans brings a 1-4 record into Wednesday’s game after falling 55-52 at South Alabama on Sunday evening.
• Privateers dropped their first three games of the season before taking a 74-67 win over Spring Hill in New Orleans on Nov. 24.
• Against South Alabama, forward Travin Thibodeaux posted 14 points with three rebounds to lead the Privateers… Freshman guard Troy Green came off the bench to post 11 points with six rebounds, while sophomore guard Bryson Robinson added 10 points with a pair of assists... Senior guard Michael Zeno led all players with 10 rebounds, including four off the offensive glass, while Freshman guard Lamont Berzat led both teams with five assists.
• This season, Thibodeaux leads New Orleans with 14.6 points per game.... Senior forward Makur Puou ranks second on the team with 10.0 points per game but leads the Privateers with 6.2 rebounds per contest... Green is tops with 2.2 assists per game.
• Head Coach Mark Slessinger is in his seventh season at New Orleans as an NCAA collegiate head coach…. Has compiled a 78-102 record during his career.
• Wednesday’s game will be the first time that Slessinger has faced Houston or Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during his career.
• Following Wednesday’s game against New Orleans, the Cougars continue their homestand with games against Arkansas (6:30 p.m., Saturday) and Fairfield (Dec. 6) inside H&PE Arena.
• Media and fans should note that the starting time for the Dec. 6 game against Fairfield was changed from earlier published schedules... That game will tip off at 11 a.m., Dec. 6, as part of Education Day with elementary students from around Houston ISD attending the game.
• Houston returns to the road to face Saint Louis at 7 p.m., Dec. 9, in St. Louis, Mo.
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.
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