Men's Basketball Back in Action on Tuesday at TCU
Dec. 3, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - The University of Houston Men's Basketball team looks to return to its winning ways when it faces Big 12 member TCU at 8 p.m., Tuesday, inside Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The Cougars (5-2) enter Tuesday's game on the heels of a tough 70-58 loss to Texas A&M inside Hofheinz Pavilion. In the Aggies' first visit to Houston since the 2003-04 season, sophomore point guard J.J. Thompson posted a career-high 16 points with three 3-pointers to lead the Cougars.
Redshirt freshman guard Jherrod Stiggers added 11 points with three treys of his own, and freshman sensation finished with 10 points and a game-high six rebounds. House, a native of Sugar Land, Texas, and product of Hightower High, has scored in double figures in each of the last six games, making him the only Cougar to accomplish that feat.
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Sophomore guard Joseph Young ranks second on the team with 13.8 points per game and stands among the C-USA leaders in assist-turnover ratio, assists per game and free throw percentage.
ON THE AIR
Fans can hear Tuesday'a game live on 950 AM KPRC with Tom Franklin calling the play-by-play action and Houston legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing the analysis. The pregame show is slated to begin at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday.
Fans can hear the audio stream live at UHCougars.com by clicking the All-Access tab and following the appropriate links to sign up for Cougar All-Access. A charge is required to see and hear games via Cougar All-Access.
Fans should note that Tuesday's video stream will NOT be available on Cougar All-Access due to the television broadcast.
Fans can follow live stats by clicking the GameTracker link or by clicking here.
TCU brings a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game and has won its last two and four of its last five contests. In their most recent action, the Horned Frogs enjoyed a 61-52 win against Southern Utah on Thursday in Fort Worth.
This marks the fourth straight season that these two teams will meet on the hardwood. The series was played at least once every year from 1975-76 through the 1995-96 season as members of the Southwest Conference. The Cougars and Horned Frogs played again regularly from 2001-02 through 2004-05 as Conference USA foes.
Against the Thunderbirds, guard Kyan Anderson led all players with 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field and six assists, while forward Devonta Abron added 17 points and five rebounds. Adrick McKinney came off the bench to score seven points with a game-high seven rebounds.
This season, Anderson leads TCU with 13.1 points 3.5 assists per game. He is the only Horned Frog to average more than 8.5 points per contest. Abron is tops on the team with 6.3 rebounds per game.
Head coach Trent Johnson is in his first year at TCU and has posted a 6-2 record during that time. He is in his 15th year overall as a head coach and has posted a 232-187 record during that time. Johnson previously served as head coach at Nevada (1999-04) and Stanford (2004-08) and LSU (2008-12).
Johnson, who is a 1986 graduate of Boise State, has posted a 2-0 record against Houston during his career. LSU claimed a 73-57 win in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 30, 2010, in the most recent meeting.
Following Tuesday's game, the Cougars return home for six straight home games, beginning at 5 p.m., Saturday, when they meet Texas Southern inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
That game will be part of a doubleheader with the Houston women's team, which plays Creighton at 2 p.m., Dec. 8.
From there, the stand continues with games against Louisiana Lafayette (7 p.m., Dec. 15); Chicago State (3 p.m., Dec. 22); Prairie View A&M (3 p.m., Dec. 29); Texas-Pan American (7 p.m., Jan. 3) and Conference USA-rival SMU (7 p.m., Jan. 9).
Single-game tickets for all remaining home games and a variety of ticket packs to suit any budget are on sale now.
To purchase tickets, fans can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by online at UHCougars.com.
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