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