|HOUSTON COUGARS (6-1 0-0 American)
at ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS (6-1 0-0 SEC)
presented by Maintenance Supply Headquarters
|Time||6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016|
|Location||Bud Walton Arena (19,200) Fayetteville, Ark.|
Adam Amin, play-by-play
Jon Sunvdold, analyst
|Radio||KPRC 950 AM
Jeremy Branham, play-by-play
|Game Notes|| Houston Notes
The American Notes
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Houston Men's Basketball program returns to action at 4 p.m., Saturday, when it plays host to Prairie View A&M inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Cougars (5-1) will be looking for their third straight home win to open the 2016-17 season. Houston has won handily in its first two games in front of the hometown fans, taking a 93-52 win over Morgan State in the season opener on Nov. 11 and following that with an 83-53 win over Cornell on Nov. 26.
Houston enters this weekend's contest on the heels of a tough 84-65 loss at LSU on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, La. That loss snapped the Cougars' five-game winning streak to open the season.
Junior guard Rob Gray led the Cougars with 19 points, including 15 in the first half, while guard Damyean Dotson added 13 points with six rebounds. Junior forward Devin Davis finished with 12 points and four rebounds, while senior center Bertrand Nkali added four points with a career-best eight rebounds and a team-high three blocked shots.
This season, Gray leads the Cougars and ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference with 18.8 points per game. Sophomore point guard Galen Robinson Jr. stands second in the league with 5.8 assists per game, while Dotson is tied for second with 3.0 3-pointers per contest.
Fans can watch Tuesday's game on SEC Network with Adam Amin calling the play-by-play action and Jon Sundvold providing analysis. Fans also can see the game online by visiting WatchESPN and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
Fans can listen to Tuesday's game with Jeremy Branham calling the action on KPRC 950 AM or by clicking here. A subscription to Houston All-Access is required to hear the game online.
Entering Tuesday's game, Arkansas has posted a 6-1 record this season with wins in each of its last three games.
In its most recent action, Razorbacks claimed a 99-62 win over Austin Peay on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.
Against APSU, freshman forward Adrio Bailey came off the bench to post 14 points on 7-of-8 shooting and tied with senior forward Moses Kingsley for team-high honors with seven rebounds... Kingsley added 13 points with team highs of five assists and three blocked shots with senior guard Dusty Hannahs finishing with 13 points as well... Junior guard Jaylen Barford totaled 12 points, and freshman guard C.J. Jones had 11 points in the win.
This season, Hannahs leads Arkansas with 16.1 points per game. .. Barford is second with 11.6 points per game, while junior guard Daryl Macon ranks third at 10.6 points per contest... Kingsley adds 10.4 points per game with a team-best 7.9 rebounds per contest... Junior guard Anton Beard paces the Razorbacks with 3.3 assists per game. Head Coach: Mike Anderson is in his sixth season at Arkansas and his 15th year as a collegiate head coach.
Anderson has posted a 108-65 record with the Razorbacks and is 308-163 during his career.
Previously compiled a 111-57 record as head coach at Missouri (2006-11) and an 89-41 mark at UAB (2002-06).
Tuesday's game will be the first time that Anderson has faced Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during his career.
1982 graduate of Tulsa.
Following Tuesday's game, the Cougars return to the friendly confines of Hofheinz Pavilion to play host in four straight home games.
That homestand begins at 12:30 p.m., Saturday against No. 21/25 Rhode Island and continues against UT Rio Grande Valley (4 p.m., Dec. 17); Liberty (7 p.m., Dec. 21) and Harvard (7 p.m., Dec. 23).
For Saturday's game against nationally ranked Rhode Island, the first 500 current UH students with valid ID receive free t-shirts. Doors open at 11 a.m., Saturday.
Season tickets, single-game tickets, mini-plans and group ticket packages are available to accommodate all budgets. Fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and follow the appropriate links or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) to order tickets.
Current University of Houston main campus students are admitted FREE to all Men's Basketball games with valid IDs. Main campus students may purchase up to two (2) student guest tickets to each Men's Basketball game for $8 each, based on availability.
For as low as $80, fans can purchase season tickets to all 16 regular-season game plus two exhibition contests during the final season inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 2 seating is available for only $130, while fans can enjoy Reserved 1 seating for $225.
Single game tickets begin at only $12 for American Athletic Conference games and $10 for non-conference games.
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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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