2009–10 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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2009–10 Houston Cougars men's basketball
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Conference USA
2009–10 record 19–16 (7–9 C-USA)
Head coach Tom Penders
Assistant coach Melvin Haralson
Assistant coach Kevin Lewis
Assistant coach Jerry Hobbie
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
Memphis 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
UAB 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Marshall 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Tulsa 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
Southern Miss 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Houston 7 9   .438     19 16   .543
SMU 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
UCF 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
East Carolina 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Tulane 3 13   .188     8 22   .267
Rice 1 15   .063     8 23   .258
2010 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in the college basketball 2009-10 season. It was their 65th year of season play. The head coach for the Cougars was Tom Penders, who was serving in his 6th year in that position. The team played its home games at Hofheinz Pavilion on-campus in Houston and are members of Conference USA. The Cougars finished the season 19–16, 7–9 in CUSA play. They won the 2010 Conference USA Tournament, earning them a place in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1992. They earned a 13 seed in the Midwest Region where they were defeated by Maryland in the first round. Head coach Tom Penders retired at the end of the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Result Record Site
Regular season
2009/11/17* Nicholls State W 92–60  1–0 Hofheinz Pavilion
2009/11/21* at Nevada L 112–99  1–1 Lawlor Events Center
Great Alaska Shootout
2009/11/26* vs. #25 Oklahoma W 100–93  2–1 Sullivan Arena
2009/11/27* vs. San Diego L 65–62  2–2 Sullivan Arena
2009/11/28* vs. Alaska Anchorage W 73–57  3–2 Sullivan Arena
Regular season
2009/12/06* Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W 83–76  4–2 Hofheinz Pavilion
2009/12/14* Troy W 93–85  5–2 Hofheinz Pavilion
2009/12/19* Mississippi State L 70–64  5–3 Hofheinz Pavilion
2009/12/21* The Citadel W 81–58  6–3 Hofheinz Pavilion
2009/12/23* TCU W 105–81  7–3 Hofheinz Pavilion
2009/12/29* Louisiana Tech L 99–94  7–4 Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/01/01* at UTSA L 83–82  7–5 Convocation Center
2010/01/03* at Iowa State L 82–75  7–6 Hilton Coliseum
2010/01/06 at Rice
(Bayou Cup)
W 83–66  8–6 (1–0) Tudor Fieldhouse
2010/01/09 Tulsa L 86–80  8–7 (1–1) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/01/13 UTEP W 75–65  9–7 (2–1) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/01/16 at East Carolina W 74–55  10–7 (3–1) Minges Coliseum
2010/01/20 UCF L 78–71  10–8 (3–2) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/01/23 at Memphis L 92–77  10–9 (3–3) FedEx Forum
2010/01/30 Marshall W 81–66  11–9 (4–3) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/02/03 at UTEP L 65–58  11–10 (4–4) Don Haskins Center
2010/02/06 Southern Miss L 57–55  11–11 (4–5) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/02/10* at Western Kentucky W 74–72  12–11 Diddle Arena
2010/02/13 SMU W 66–60  13–11 (5–5) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/02/16 at UCF L 68–65  13–12 (5–6) UCF Arena
2010/02/20 at UAB L 75–66  13–13 (5–7) Bartow Arena
2010/02/24 Memphis W 92–75  14–13 (6–7) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/02/27 at SMU L 94–83  14–14 (6–8) Moody Coliseum
2010/03/03 Rice
(Bayou Cup)
W 78–70  15–14 (7–8) Hofheinz Pavilion
2010/03/06 at Tulane L 79–76  15–15 (7–9) Fogelman Arena
C-USA Men's Basketball Tournament
2010/03/10 vs. East Carolina
(First round)
W 93–80  16–15 BOK Center
2010/03/11 vs. Memphis
(Quarterfinals)
W 66–65  17–15 BOK Center
2010/03/12 vs. Southern Miss
(Semifinals)
W 74–66  18–15 BOK Center
2010/03/13 vs. #25 UTEP
(Championship game)
W 81–73  19–15 BOK Center
NCAA Division I Tournament
2010/03/19* vs. #20 Maryland
(First round)
L 89–77  19–16 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Houston Cougars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Lewis, KelvinKelvin Lewis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Fort Worth, Texas
G 1 Coleman, SeanSean Coleman 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Houston, Texas
G 2 Nixon, ZamalZamal Nixon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Brooklyn, New York
F 3 McNeil, MauriceMaurice McNeil 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr New York, New York
C 4 Mosley, NickNick Mosley 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Beeville, Texas
G 5 Haywood, NickNick Haywood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Monroe, Louisiana
G 11 Wade, DesmondDesmond Wade 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Linden, New Jersey
G 12 Coleman, AubreyAubrey Coleman 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Houston, Texas
G 20 Wilson, JamonJamon Wilson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Houston, Texas
G 21 Tellis, CoryCory Tellis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Friendswood, Texas
F 23 Clark, BryceBryce Clark 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Fort Lauderdale, Florida
F 24 Broughton, KahmellKahmell Broughton 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Carteret, New Jersey
G 31 Brown, AdamAdam Brown 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr San Antonio, Texas
F 32 Van Slyke, KirkKirk Van Slyke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr The Woodlands, Texas
F 40 Washington, KendrickKendrick Washington 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Fr Shreveport, Louisiana
F 41 Calhoun, Qa'rraanQa'rraan Calhoun 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Hazlet, New Jersey
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2009-11-27

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