2008–09 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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2008–09 Houston Cougars men's basketball
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
Conference Conference USA
2008–09 record 21–12 (10–6 C-USA)
Head coach Tom Penders
Assistant coach Melvin Haralson
Assistant coach Kevin Lewis
Assistant coach Jerry Hobbie
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
« 2007–08 2009–10 »
2008–09 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Standings W L PCT W L PCT
#3 Memphis 16 0 1.000 33 4 .912
Tulsa 12 4 .750 25 11 .694
UAB 11 5 .688 22 12 .647
Houston 10 6 .625 21 12 .636
UTEP 10 6 .625 23 14 .622
UCF 7 9 .438 17 14 .548
Marshall 7 9 .438 15 17 .469
Tulane 7 9 .438 14 17 .452
East Carolina 5 11 .313 13 17 .433
Southern Miss 4 12 .250 15 17 .469
Rice 4 12 .250 10 22 .313
SMU 3 13 .188 9 21 .300

Rankings from AP Poll
† Conference USA Tournament winner

The 2008–09 Houston Cougars men's basketball team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH, represented the University of Houston in the college basketball 2008–09 season. It was their 64th year of season play. The head coach for the Cougars was Tom Penders, who was serving in his 5th year in that position. The team played its home games at Hofheinz Pavilion on-campus in Houston, Texas. The Cougars played in the first game of the NCAA Division I season in the 2K Sports College Classic.

Pre-season[edit]

The 2007–08 Cougars finished with a 24–10 record, and were invited to compete in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Houston defeated Nevada and Valparaiso, but was defeated in the semifinals by Conference USA rival Tulsa.

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
2K Sports College Classic
2008/11/10*
3:00PM
vs. Georgia Southern L 63–61  0–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, North Carolina
2008/11/11*
5:00PM
vs. Presbyterian W 76–57  1–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Durham, North Carolina
Regular season
2008/11/15*
3:00PM
Western Kentucky W 73–64  2–1
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2008/11/18*
7:00PM
Alcorn State W 110–57  3–1
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2008/11/29*
7:00PM
North Texas W 84–51  4–1
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2008/12/02*
7:00PM
at Middle Tennessee W 70–67  5–1
Murphy Center
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2008/12/13*
7:00PM
Mississippi Valley State W 92–58  6–1
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2008/12/20*
6:00PM
at Toledo W 71–63  7–1
Savage Hall
Toledo, Ohio
2008/12/28*
5:00PM
Iowa State L 71–67  7–2
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2008/12/30*
1:00PM
Massachusetts W 80–54  8–2
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/01/03*
3:00PM, CBS CS
at Mississippi State L 82–65  8–3
Humphrey Coliseum
Starkville, Mississippi
2009/01/06*
7:00PM
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W 85–65  9–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/01/10
7:00PM
UAB W 75–56  10–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/01/14
8:05PM
at UTEP W 94–86  11–3
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, Texas
2009/01/17
4:00PM
at Southern Miss L 83–76  11–4
Reed Green Coliseum
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
2009/01/21
7:00PM
East Carolina W 85–67  12–4
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/01/24*
5:00PM, FSN
at Arizona L 96–90  12–5
McKale Center
Tucson, Arizona
2009/01/28
7:00PM
UTEP L 62–55  12–6
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/01/31
12:00PM, CBS CS
at #18 Memphis L 83–68  12–7
FedExForum
Memphis, Tennessee
2009/02/04
6:00PM, CBS CS
at UCF W 97–69  13–7
UCF Arena
Orlando, Florida
2009/02/07
8:00PM
Rice
Bayou Cup
W 72–65  14–7
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/02/11
7:00PM
at SMU W 69–56  15–7
Moody Coliseum
Dallas, Texas
2009/02/14
7:00PM
Tulane W 83–64  16–7
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/02/18
6:00PM
at Marshall L 88–83  16–8
Cam Henderson Center
Huntington, West Virginia
2009/02/21
7:00PM
UCF W 77–72  17–8
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/02/25
7:05PM
at Tulsa L 77–68  17–9
Reynolds Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2009/02/28
3:00PM
at Rice
Bayou Cup
W 56–51  18–9
Autry Court
Houston, Texas
2009/03/04
7:00PM, CBS CS
#4 Memphis L 69–60  18–10
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/03/07
7:00PM
SMU W 89–77  19–10
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
2009/03/11
8:30PM
vs. SMU
First round
W 85–76  20–10
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee
2009/03/12
8:30PM, CSS
vs. UTEP
Quarterfinals
W 89–85 OT  21–10
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee
2009/03/13
3:00PM, CBS CS
at #4 Memphis
Semifinals
L 74–49  21–11
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee
College Basketball Invitational
2009/03/18*
9:00PM, HDNet
at Oregon State
First round
L 49–45  21–12
Gill Coliseum
Corvallis, Oregon
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

Roster[edit]

Name # Position Height Weight Year Home Town
Qa'rraan Calhoun 41 Forward 6'8" 215 Junior Hazlet, New Jersey
Aubrey Coleman 12 Guard 6'4" 200 Junior Houston, Texas
Sean Coleman 1 Forward 6'8" 190 Senior Houston, Texas
Marcus Cousin 50 Center 6'11" 250 Junior Baltimore, Maryland
Jason Hurns 35 Forward 6'4" 200 Junior Los Angeles, California
Kelvin Lewis 0 Guard 6'4" 190 Junior Fort Worth, Texas
Horace McGloster 21 Guard 6'7" 205 Sophomore Newark, New Jersey
Nick Mosley 4 Center 6'9" 220 Junior Beeville, Texas
Yan Moukoury 15 Forward 6'7" 213 Sophomore Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Zamal Nixon 2 Guard 6'1" 170 Sophomore Brooklyn, New York
Brockeith Pane 23 Guard 6'2" 195 Sophomore Dallas, Texas
Desmond Wade 3 Guard 5'9" 155 Freshman Linden, New Jersey
DaShaun Williams 11 Guard 6'3" 200 Senior Chicago, Illinois
Jamon Wilson 20 Guard 6'0" 190 Junior Houston, Texas

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