Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Houston to face Rice at C-USA basketball tournament

Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2013 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 12, 2013) The Houston Cougars go into the Conference USA men’s basketball tournament as the number six seed and will face the Rice Owls in the 6:00 p.m. game on Wednesday.

The Cougars, who are 18-11 for the season and 7-9 in conference play will face an Owls team that is 5-25 for the season and 1-15 in conference.

The Owls lone win came against the Cougars by the score of 79-69 on Jan. 30 on their home court.

Houston won the second match-up at Hofheinz Pavilion by the score of 84-62 on March 6 and is riding a three-game winning streak going into Wednesday night’s game.

The winning of the Houston-Rice game will face Texas-El Paso, who is the No. 3 seed.
Houston will be led by TaShawn Thomas (#34, shown above) and Daniel House, who were recently named to the All-Conference USA team.

Thomas was named to the All-Conference USA First Team while House earned third-team honors.

In addition, House was also named Conference USA Freshman of the Year for 2012-13.
The Conference USA tournament is being played at the BOK Center in Tulsa.

All games in tournament can be followed at the Conference USA site by clicking here.

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