Saturday, November 20, 2010

Houston Men’s Basketball Set to Play Host to Northwestern Oklahoma State

(HOUSTON, TEXAS) The University of Houston men’s basketball team returns home to Hofheinz Pavilion this weekend to start a brief two-game homestand.

The Cougars play host to Northwestern Oklahoma State at 2 p.m., Saturday before meeting Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m., Tuesday. Earlier this season, the Cougars opened their schedule with back-to-back home wins against Nicholls State and Alcorn State.

The Cougars (2-1) enter this weekend’s game on the heels of a 60-54 loss at Louisiana Tech on Wednesday, snapping Houston’s two-game winning streak. Against the Bulldogs, senior forward Maurice McNeil posted 11 points and nine rebounds, falling just oneboard shy of his third straight double-double to begin the season.

Junior guard Darian Thibodeaux added 11 points with three rebounds and two assists, while senior guard Zamal Nixon added seven points, two rebounds, four assists and a steal.

Senior guard Adam Brown leads the Cougars with 17.3 points per game with a team-high five rebounds, while McNeil ranks second on the team with 14.0 points and a team-high 11.3 rebounds percontest.

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