Men's Basketball Team Plays Host To Toledo Tuesday Night At 7:00 PM In Hofheinz Pavilion
Dec. 3, 2007
Houston - The University of Houston men's basketball team will try to win their seventh straight game and improve its record to 8-1 when the Cougars play host to the University of Toledo on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars enter the game coming off an 83-68 victory over Middle Tennessee State last Saturday nigh in Hofheinz Pavilion. Houston began its winning streak against Marist, and also beat Charleston, Texas Southern, Grambling State and Costal Carolina.
Toledo enters the game looking to snap a six-game losing streak after suffering a 78-52 loss at No. 11 Pittsburgh last Saturday. The Rockets have played against teams that own a combined 40-9 record this season. Toledo has had a winning record in nine of the last 10 seasons under head coach Stan Joplin. The Rockets have also won 10 or more Mid-America Conference games nine times during that span as well, including last year when Toledo won the West Division with a 14-2 mark.
HOUSTON VS. TOLEDO
LOOKING AT THE COUGARS
The Cougars are led by preseason All-Conference USA selection Robert McKiver, who is averaging 20.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.
Senior forward Dion Dowell averages 12.8 points per game and is the team's rebounding leader with an 8.4 average.
Senior point guard Lanny Smith leads the team in assists with 4.3 per game after handing out five assists against both Grambling State and Coastal Carolina. He sat out the Middle Tennessee game with the flu.
Freshman guard Brockeith Pane is averaging 15.3 points per game and has scored in double figures during seven games this season. He scored a career-high 26 points against Grambling State. Pane also led the Cougars with 20 points against Texas Southern.