Only Two Big Games Remaining for Men's Basketball at Home in 2008

Dec. 18, 2008

HOUSTON - Only two home games remain for the University of Houston men's basketball team in 2008, and fans can enjoy both of them for the price of one game.

The Cougars have returned home to enjoy the Christmas holiday with family and friends and get ready for a pair of key home games against perennial powers in Big 12 Conference member Iowa State and Atlantic 10 Conference member Massachusetts.

The Cougars face Iowa State at 5 p.m., Sunday inside Hofheinz Pavilion. As of Dec., 23, the Cyclones had posted a 7-3 record and will face South Dakota State on Saturday before traveling to Houston.

That game will be part of a doubleheader with the women's basketball team, who faces Akron at 2 p.m. One ticket will give fans admission to both Cougar games on that day.

UH director of athletics Dave Maggard announced that the Cougar men's basketball game against Massachusetts was moved to 1 p.m., Tuesday, to better assist fans who wished to watch the Cougar Football team face Air Force in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth on the morning of Dec. 31.

In addition, Maggard said that the Cougars' game against UMass would be part of Fan Appreciation Day with FREE admission to all fans. Seating will be available in all areas in which season-ticket holders have not purchased tickets.

No ticket is required to attend the UMass game.

UMass has posted a 4-6 record this season as of Dec. 23, including a 61-60 upset at No. 25/23 Kansas on Dec. 13. The Minutemen play host to IUPUI on Dec. 27 before their showdown against the Cougars.

The Iowa State game and the Cougars' game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Jan. 6 also are a part of "Holiday Hoops at Hofheinz".

For only $2, students of Houston-area ISDs can receive one ticket to either of those games. Students must present a valid ISD ID on game day for the discount.



Tickets also are available in advance at the UH Athletics Tickets Office.
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