I was stuck in a waiting room today most of the morning and saw the UH / Channel 11 promo several times and was surprised they did not mention the free ticket with the donation. Not that this should be the motivation but probably more people watching Channel 11 than getting the Channel 11 / UH Sports twitter feed? Found it odd they did not throw that in the promo for TV unless they decided after the fact to offer the free ticket.
ABOUT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
• Prairie View A&M brings a 2-8 record into Sunday’s game after a 77-73 loss at Tulsa on Thursday… Was Panthers’ fifth straight loss… Prairie View A&M has not won since a 71-56 win over Georgia State on Nov. 22.
• Panthers have posted an 0-8 record on the road and have yet to play a home game this season with both wins coming at a neutral site.
• Against Tulsa, Prairie View A&M rallied from a 10-point deficit at halftime to score 49 second-half points but fell short in a 77-73 loss.
• Junior guard Gary Blackston led all players with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and added three rebounds with three assists and four steals… Junior guard Dennis Jones and senior forward J.D. Wallace totaled 12 points apiece with Wallace’s 10 rebounds leading all players… Senior forward Zachary Hamilton added 11 points with five rebounds in the loss.
• This season, Blackston leads the Panthers with 18.0 points and 2.7 assists per game and ranks second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per contest… Hamilton stands second with 16.0 points per game, while Jones ranks third with 10.6 points per contest… Wallace leads the Panthers with 7.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.
• Head Coach Byron Smith is in his third season at Prairie View A&M and overall as an NCAA collegiate head coach… Has compiled a 21-34 record during his career.
• Enters his second full season with the Panthers in 2017-18… Served as interim head coach for the final 12 games of the 2015-16 season, compiling a 6-6 record.
• Two year letterman with the Cougars from 1989 to 1991, scoring 1,051 points in 62 career games… Ranks 42nd on Cougars’ career scoring list.
• Smith is 0-1 in his career against Houston and 0-1 against Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during their careers.
• 1991 graduate of Houston.
Van Beck in for Galen today
Wish this was an espn3 game. Thanks for the pbp Patrick!
8-8 with 15:43 to play in the half.
Little sloppy so far.
18-16 PV with 11:50 to go in the half.
They’re hitting their shots and we’re turning the ball over too much.
24-22 Coogs with 8-19 to go.
Brooks hit a couple of threes, but too many turnovers are keeping PV in the game.
37-30 with 3:56 left in the half.
Coogs finding some offense now.
Corey Davis is money.
44-39 Coogs at the half.
Too many turnovers and the interior defense is lacking today as we’re giving up way too many layups.
49-48 PV up with 18:18 left.
Coogs getting out-hustled right now.
Not being able to pull away from PV this late is a problem.
52-49 PV with 15:59 left.
PV hitting their 3s. Gray needs to take this one over.