Devonta Pollard Named The American Player of the Week

Dec. 7, 2015

Devonta Pollard

HOUSTON – After leading the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program to a pair of wins last week and a 5-0 start to the season, senior forward Devonta Pollard was honored Monday as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

In wins against UT Rio Grande Valley and Murray State, Pollard nearly averaged a double-double with 19.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. The Porterville, Miss., native led all players with 24 points and 12 rebounds against UTRGV for his first double-double of the season and the seventh of his career.

He followed that with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and a game-high three steals against Murray State on Wednesday as the Cougars improved to 5-0. Houston is one of only 13 undefeated teams remaining nationally.

Pollard, who received the award for the second time in his career, now ranks second among the Cougars with 17.2 points per game and leads the team with 7.2 rebounds per contest. He is one of only three players to rank among the American Athletic Conference’s top-10 leaders in both scoring and rebounding.

UCF’s Tacko Fall was named the league’s Rookie of the Week, while Octavius Ellis (Cincinnati), B.J. Tyson (East Carolina), Shaq Goodwin (Memphis), Dedric Lawson (Memphis) and Nic Moore (SMU) earned places on the Honor Roll.

Pollard and his Houston teammates return to action at 6 p.m. (CST) Tuesday when they meet Rhode Island inside the Thomas M. Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I., in their first road contest of the young season.

Fans can hear Tuesday’s Men's Basketball game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action. The pregame show begins at 5:45 p.m. (CST), Tuesday.

Fans can hear the radio broadcast online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links to Houston All-Access or by clicking here. A Houston All-Access subscription is required to listen to the game online.

The game will be shown regionally on Cox Sports/OSN. Fans should check their local listings to see if have Cox Sports/OSN or can watch the video stream at coxhub.com.

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Following Wednesday’s game, the Cougars will hit the road for the first time when they take on Rhode Island at 6 p.m. (CST), Tuesday, inside the Thomas M. Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. It will be the first meeting against the Rams since Nov. 13, 2006.

That game can be heard live on 950 AM KPRC with Matt Thomas calling the play-by-play action. It also can be seen in various markets on Cox Sports.

Fans have a variety of ticket options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 3-Point Packs are on sale now. To purchase tickets or for complete information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/tickets and follow the appropriate links or click here.

Fans also can call 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or visit the Athletics Ticket Office from 10 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To purchase tickets in person, fans can visit the Athletics Ticket Office located on the northeast corner of TDECU Stadium, just outside of Gate 1 off Cullen Boulevard. Parking is available in the TDECU Stadium parking garage with the first 30 minutes free of charge.

Single-game tickets for Houston Men’s Basketball’s 2015-16 season begin at only $5 per game. Fans can purchase General Admission single-game tickets for only $5, while Reserved 2 seating is available for only $10 per game. Fans may buy Reserved 1 single-game tickets for $15 per ticket.

Fans can purchase single-game tickets by clicking here.

Fans should note that single-game tickets for the Cougars’ Dec. 13 showdown against LSU inside Hofheinz Pavilion will not be available.

Instead, fans can purchase tickets for the LSU game as part of a 3-Point Pack, which includes a ticket to the LSU game and tickets to two other Houston home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Reserved 1 seating for the 3-Point Pack can be purchased for $40 with Reserved seating available for only $30.

Fans can purchase the 3-Point Pack by clicking here.

Tickets for groups of 10-24 or more can be purchased for as low as $12 per ticket in Reserved 2 for 18 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of more than 25 people can buy Reserved 2 tickets for only $10 per ticket

Groups of 10-24 can buy tickets for only $10 per ticket in Reserved 2 with prices plummeting to only $6 per ticket for groups of 25 or more.

Administrators can find more information about group tickets seating and pricing by clicking here.

Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops.



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