HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's Basketball fans can cheer their favorite team and make generous donations during the holiday season as the Cougars play host to home games during the Hofheinz Pavilion Holiday Party next week.
The Cougars continue their season-long, five-game homestand at 7 p.m., Tuesday, when they play host to Houston Baptist inside Hofheinz Pavilion. From there, the team begins play in the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Regional Round with showdowns against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (7 p.m., Dec. 17) and against South Carolina State (1 p.m., Dec. 20).
Fans are encouraged to bring a small toy or stuffed animal to the Houston Baptist and Arkansas-Pine Bluff games to donate. Following next week's games, Houston Athletics administrators will deliver all donated gifts to a local children's hospital.
Shasta Claus will be at the Houston Baptist (Dec. 16) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec 17) games to take pictures with fans during pregame and halftime on the upper concourse near the Holman Street entrance. Donated toys and stuffed animals can be dropped for delivery off under the tree with Shasta Claus.
UGLY SWEATER CONTEST
As fans look through their closets this holiday season, they also are encouraged to wear their best (and possibly ugliest) Christmas sweaters to the Houston Baptist (Dec. 16) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 17) games. Fans wearing the tackiest sweaters will be eligible for great Houston Cougar prizes.
BUY TICKETS NOW
Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Group tickets, mini-plans and single-game tickets as well as Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic tickets also are on sale now. For complete tickets information, fans can visit uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and follow the appropriate links or by clicking here.
To purchase tickets, fans 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.
All UH main campus students are admitted FREE to regular-season Men's Basketball home games with a valid student ID.
Fans also have a choice of a pair of mini plans when choosing their ticket options. With the Conference Pack, fans can purchase tickets to each of the Cougars' nine American Athletic Conference home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, starting at only $8 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Fans can choose the 3-Point Pack and pick any three of the Cougars' 17 regular-season home games with prices starting as low as $9 per game in the Reserved 3 section.
Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be purchased for as low as $9 per ticket in Reserved 3 (Section 101-102, 115-116, 126-128) for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Groups of 10 or more can buy tickets for only $14 per ticket in the Reserved 2 (Sections 103-104, 109-111, 117-119 and 124-125), while Reserved 3 seats (Section 105-108, 120-123) are available at $19 per ticket.
The ticket cost per person falls even more for groups of 25 or more. Group administrators are encouraged to call or visit the Athletics Ticket Office soon to secure their seats.
For a map of Hofheinz Pavilion group seating sections and prices, fans can click here. Fans can purchase group tickets online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Single-game tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 per game in the Reserved 3 section inside Hofheinz Pavilion. Fans can buy single-tickets in Reserved 2 for only $15 with tickets in Reserved 1 going for $20 per game.
CONTINENTAL TIRE LAS VEGAS CLASSIC TICKETS
Tickets for the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Championship Round inside Orleans Arena in Las Vegas are now on sale at the University of Houston Athletics Ticket Office, and fans are encouraged to make their purchases soon due to limited numbers.
Fans can purchase tickets to both of the Cougars' games in the Championship Round for $110. The Cougars open the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic at 9:30 p.m. (CST) Dec. 22, when they meet Boise State inside Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Depending on the outcome of the Boise State game, the Cougars will face Texas Tech or Loyola (Ill.) on Dec. 23 in a game televised on FOX Sports 1.
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