|HOUSTON BAPTIST HUSKIES (4-3 0-0 SLC)
at HOUSTON COUGARS (4-1 0-0 American)
|Tickets||BUY Tickets Tickets Info|
|Time||7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014|
|Location||Hofheinz Pavilion (8,479) Houston|
Brett Dolan, PxP
Rich Zvosec, analyst
|Radio||KPRC 950 AM Listen Live
Matt Thomas, PxP
Elvin Hayes, analyst
|Series History|| Houston leads 11-0
First meeting 1996-97 season
Houston won last meeting 87-60
(Nov. 17, 1996)
Houston leads 11-0 in Houston
Houston won last meeting in Houston 87-60
(Nov. 17, 1996)
|Game Notes|| Houston Notes
Houston Baptist Notes
The American Notes
The Cougars wrap up their season-long, five-game homestand with three games inside Hofheinz Pavilion this week. Following Tuesday's game against Houston Baptist , the Cougars face a quick turnaround with a Wednesday showdown against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
From there, Houston meets South Carolina State for the first time in school history at 1 p.m., Saturday, to wrap up a busy week. Both the Arkansas-Pine Bluff and South Carolina State games will be part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Regional Round.
While the Cougars have played only five games through the first 32 days of the season, the team will quickly make up for any lost ground. Houston will compete in three games over a five-day stretch and will play five games in eight days before the Christmas holiday.
The Cougars enter this week's game as winners of their last two games. Houston enjoyed a 72-58 win over Texas-Pan American on Dec. 4 and followed that just two days later with a 71-59 win against Abilene Christian, both inside Hofheinz Pavilion.
This season, junior forward Devonta Pollard leads four Cougars in double digits with 14.8 points per game. Junior guard Eric Weary, Jr., stands a close second with 14.2 points per game, while junior guard Jherrod Stiggers ranks third with 13.6 points per contest. Junior guard Cavon Baker ranks fourth with 11.2 points per game.
Junior guard LeRon Barnes leads the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference with 8.4 rebounds per game with Pollard a close second at 8.2 rebounds per contest.
As a team, the Cougars also lead the league with nearly 10 3-pointers per game and stand 11th nationally with 9.8 treys per contest. Stiggers leads the team and ranks 33rd in the country with 3.2 3-pointers per game.
HOFHEINZ HOLIDAY PARTY
As fans prepare for the holiday season, they are encouraged to bring a small toy or stuffed animal to the Houston Baptist and Arkansas-Pine Bluff games to donate. Following this week's games, administrators will deliver all donated gifts to a local children's hospital.
Shasta Claus will be at the Houston Baptist (Tuesday) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Wednesday) games to take pictures with fans during pregame and halftime on the upper concourse. Donated toys and stuffed animals can be dropped off for deliver under the tree with Shasta Claus.
Fans who wear their best (and ugliest) Christmas sweaters to the Houston Baptist and Arkansas-Pine Bluff games will be eligible for great Houston Cougar prizes.
RADIO / TELEVISION
Fans can hear Tuesday's game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Basketball Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Fans also 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.
Fans can watch Tuesday's game live on ESPN3 by visiting WatchESPN.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. Brett Dolan will provide the play-by-play action, while Rich Zvosec will provide analysis.
Fans can follow live stats by clicking the GameTracker link at UHCougars.com or by clicking here.
ABOUT HOUSTON BAPTIST
Houston Baptist owns a 4-3 overall record. In their most recent action, the Huskies claimed a 99-84 win over Arlington Baptist inside Sharp Gym for their third win in the last four games.
Against Arlington Baptist, the Huskies shot 62.9 percent from the field, including 64.5 percent in the first half alone. Center Ricmonds Vilde led the Huskies with 14 points and 16 rebounds, while guard Marcel Smith added 13 points and a game-high eight assists. Jourdan Stickler came off the bench to pour in 12 points, while forward Reveal Chukwujekwu totaled 11 points. Cody Stetler added 10 points in the win.
This season, Colter Lasher leads the Huskies with 10.3 points per game. He is the only one of 16 players to average double-digit points. Anthony Odunsi ranks second with 9.2 points per game, while Vilde is tops with 7.3 rebounds per contest. Odunsi and Smith are tied for the team lead with 2.1 assists per game. Head coach Ron Cottrell is in his 24th year at Houston Baptist, posting a 427-329 record during that time. He has compiled an 0-3 record against Houston during his career.
BUY TICKETS NOW
Fans have a variety of tickets options to accommodate any budget. Season tickets, 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.
Season ticket packages start for as low as $99 in the Reserved 3 section for 17 regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion. The Memorial Hermann Family Plan, which includes two adult and two kids' season tickets, can be purchased for only $399 in the Reserved 2 section for the entire regular-season home schedule.
Fans can purchase season tickets online by visiting uhcougars.com/mbbtickets and following the appropriate links or by clicking here. To view a map of Hofheinz Pavilion with season ticket pricing, fans can click here.
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.
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.