Gameday Thread: Houston vs Memphis - Sunday at 5pm at Fertitta Center or on ESPNNews (W 90-77)

University of Houston Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and his 17th-ranked Cougars will help raise awareness about the issue of illiteracy in America and provide support for young children struggling to read in Houston, beginning with this weekend’s American Athletic Conference game against Memphis.
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The Cougars host the Tigers at 5 p.m., Sunday, inside the Fertitta Center in Coaching for Literacy’s Fight for Literacy Game. To raise awareness about the issues connected to illiteracy, Sampson and his staff will wear a green lapel pin and green wristband during Sunday’s game.
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Fans can support young students in Houston by pledging a donation for each assist recorded by the Cougars in games from Jan. 6-16. Fans can make a pledge by visiting .
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All funds raised will benefit children who take part in literacy programs in Houston. Fans also are encouraged to sign up to volunteer with local literacy programs by visiting .

Time 5 p.m. • Sunday, Jan. 6
Location Fertitta Center (7,035) • Houston
Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
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Game Notes Houston Notes

• Memphis has posted a 9-5 record in 2018-19 with a 1-0 mark in American Athletic Conference play.
• Tigers are tied for first in The American with Houston, Cincinnati, UCF, USF and SMU.
• Memphis is 0-1 in road games this season.
• Memphis has won its last four games and six of the last seven… Only a 102-92 loss to Tennessee on Dec. 15 prevents a longer streak.
• In its most recent action, Memphis opened conference play with an 85-74 home win over Wichita State on Thursday.
• Against Wichita State, senior guard Kyvon Davenport came off the bench to post 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and added five rebounds… Freshman guard Antwann Jones finished with 16 points, while senior guard Jeremiah Martin totaled 11 points with two rebounds… Freshman guard Tyler Harris led the Tigers with four assists with freshman guard Alex Lomax grabbing a game-high eight rebounds.
• This season, Davenport leads Memphis with 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game… Martin stands second with 14.6 points per game but leads the team with 4.1 assists per game… Harris ranks third among the Tigers with 14.1 points per game.
Head Coach: Penny Hardaway is in his first season at Memphis and as a collegiate head coach.
• Hardaway has compiled an 9-5 record at Memphis and during his career as a collegiate head coach.
• Sunday’s game will be the first time that Hardaway has faced Houston or Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during his career.
• 2003 graduate of Memphis.

And if you don’t head over to the Lady Coogs board, there’s this deal:


It will be a barn burner, Memphis can really light it up.

Go Coogs!


Memphis is a fun, super athletic & talented but raw team. It’ll be a shootout as far as they being aggressive on offense.

Now let’s hope everyone shows up and is loud!


Good crowd for the women’s game today


Hope we can get off to a better start than we normally do. That needs to get corrected before the tournament for sure.

Hmm…line has dropped 1.5 points to 8.5.

Too bad they lost by 20 :rage:

Watching pregame warmups; huge difference:

UH is running through a set workout plan with coaches running them through spots and drills.

Memphis is dunking and shooting threes with no set plan. One coach is standing there watching and saying nothing. Just left the court 45 minutes before game.

UH still running drills.


Considering we hadn’t been within 39 of them ever, I’d say that’s progress. Need to figure out how to shoot.

UConn is coming back to the pack a bit. They’re no longer invisible. Someone in the conference will beat them soon.

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Does Kellen still put on hoop gear and work out with the team in pre-game? I remember he did that the first year. Looked like he could still ball at least back then.

The bball years can fly away quickly when the youngins come.


Snagged my D. Holgorsen Red Bull… ready for some round ball! Let’s go Coogs!

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He’s in track pants and a t-shirt now and only passes and directs things.

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Freaking temple v Wichita going into OT and the ESPN app on my tv says the game hasn’t started yet.



Having the same issues. Frustrating.

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OOTC problems. Wichita and Temple in OT and I don’t see the game on the ESPN app like they usually do when delayed on a channel.

This is BS