Senior guard Zamal Nixon
Nov. 29, 2010
HOUSTON COUGARS (4-2 0-0 C-USA) at LSU TIGERS (4-2 0-0 MWC)
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 Pete Maravich Assemby Center (13,215) Baton Rouge, La.
RADIO: Houston Sports Network SportsTalk 790 AM KBME Tom Franklin, PxP; Elvin Hayes, analyst
Broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m.
AUDIO STREAMING: Live Audio
LIVE STATS: Live Stats
BATON ROUGE, La. - The University of Houston men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways at 7 p.m., Tuesday, when it meets LSU in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Cougars come into Tuesday's game following a tough 79-63 loss at TCU on Saturday. In that game, senior guard Adam Brown led four Cougars in double digits with 14 points, including four 3-pointers. Forwards Alandise Harris and Kendrick Washington each came off the bench to post 12 points in the loss.
Brown leads the Cougars with 15.5 points per game and ranks among the top-10 Conference USA individual leaders in scoring and 3-point field goal percentage. Senior forward Maurice McNeil ranks second on the team with 11.7 points but leads the Cougars - and ranks third in the league - with 9.3 rebounds per contest.
Senior guard Zamal Nixon is tops on the team and ranks second in C-USA with 6.0 assists per game.
Tuesday's game can be heard live on SportsTalk 790 AM KBME with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Cougar legend Elvin Hayes as an analyst. The pregame show begins at 6:45 p.m.
Fans can follow live stats from Tuesday's game by clicking the Live Stats link at UHCougars.com.
LSU enters Tuesday's game as winner of its last two and three of its last four games. In their most recent action, the Tigers claimed an 80-65 win at South Alabama on Sunday afternoon.
Andre Stringer led the Tigers with 21 points and four 3-pointers, while Ralston Turner added 17 points. Aaron Dotson added 15 points and four treys of his own to pace the Tigers.
The Tigers have posted a 3-1 record at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with wins against Northwestern State, Tennessee-Martin and Centenary. Their lone loss was a 62-53 decision against Nicholls State on Nov. 16.
Stringer leads the Tigers with 16.7 points per game, while Turner ranks second with 12.2 points per contest. Dotson is a close third with 11.7 points per game. Storm Warren tops the Tigers with 6.8 rebounds per game, while Stringer leads with 3.0 assists per contest.
Tuesday's game will be the first time that head coach Trent Johnson has faced Houston during his career.
SERIES HISTORY vs. LSU
Houston owns a 9-5 (.643) lead in the all-time series, which began Dec. 22, 1962. This will be the first meeting since an 84-83 Houston win in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 29, 2005.
The Cougars have won each of the last three games, but those games have been close with none decided by more than nine points. Houston has not lost to LSU since an 80-51 decision in Baton Rouge, La., on Jan. 8, 2003.
The Cougars are 2-2 all-time against LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Tuesday's game will be the first game on the Tigers' home court since Jan. 8, 2003.
Tuesday's game will be the first time that head coach James Dickey has faced LSU during his career.
The Cougars wrap their road swing at area-rival Sam Houston State at 2 p.m., Saturday, in Huntsville, Texas. That game will be televised on the Southland Conference TV Network. Information about television listings will be released soon.
Houston returns home to play host to Nevada at 7 p.m., Dec. 6, in Hofheinz Pavilion.