2010–11 Houston Cougars men's basketball team
|2010–11 Houston Cougars men's basketball|
|2010–11 record||12–18 (4–12 C-USA)|
|Head coach||James Dickey|
|Assistant coach||Alvin Brooks|
|Assistant coach||Daniyal Robinson|
|Assistant coach||Ulric Maligi|
|Home arena||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010–11 Conference USA men's basketball standings|
|† 2011 CUSA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2010–11 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in the college basketball 2010–11 season. It is their 66th year of season play. The head coach for the Cougars was James Dickey, who was serving in his 1st year in that position. The team played its home games at Hofheinz Pavilion on-campus in Houston and are members of Conference USA.
With a win over #19 UCF during mid-season play, Houston defeated a nationally ranked opponent at home for the first time since the 2005 season.
Trumaine Johnson played ten games with Houston during the season, but left the team due to "personal reasons" on January 14, 2011.
|2010–11 Houston Cougars men's basketball team|
This season, Houston had five incoming recruits. Freshman Joseph Young, who is the son of Phi Slama Jama-era Houston player and former NBA player Michael Young, had originally committed and signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play at Providence, but chose to play for Houston instead. Although Young requested a release from his NLI, Providence head coach Keno Davis denied it. Young then appealed to the National Letter of Intent advisory committee, but the denial was upheld. Due to the rules of the NCAA, Young is being treated as a transfer student, and is required to sit-out for all games this season. However, he will be eligible to play during the 2011–12 season.
Trumaine Johnson transferred to Houston from San Diego where he played as a guard. Johnson cited racial discrimination against the University of San Diego, and is currently suing the school. Johnson played ten games with Houston until he sustained an ankle injury. Following the injury, he remained with the team for the next four games, but did not play. On January 14, 2011, it was announced that Johnson had left the team for personal reasons.
Houston had several other recruits, but granted releases to them prior to the beginning of the season. Marial Dhal, a 7' 3" center from Uganda, originally committed to Houston on May 1, 2010 and signed an NLI, but was granted a release after head coach Tom Penders stepped down from his position. He then committed, and began play for Canisius. In a similar fashion, Devon Lamb, who had verbally committed to Houston on February 15, 2010, chose to play for Lamar also due to a change of staff.
Fabyon Harris of Chicago originally committed on May 10, 2010, and eventually signed an NLI to Houston, but was granted a release for "personal and family" reasons on August 16, 2010. He then committed to playing for Howard College in the NJCAA, but was dismissed from the team before the season began following an arrest in which Harris had shoplifted a television from a Wal-Mart retail store in Big Spring, Texas with two other teammates.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Little Rock, Arkansas||Central HS||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||230 lb (100 kg)||Jun 16, 2010|
|Scout: Rivals: N/A 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 89|
|Dallas, Texas||Kimball HS / Navarro JC||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||173 lb (78 kg)||May 1, 2010|
|Scout: N/A Rivals: N/A 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 40|
|Houston, Texas||Yates HS||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||Aug 23, 2010|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 93|
|Houston, Texas||Second Baptist||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)||203 lb (92 kg)||Apr 28, 2010|
|Scout: N/A Rivals: N/A 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 86|
|Humble, Texas||Kingwood HS / San Diego||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||190 lb (86 kg)||Jul 16, 2010|
|Scout: N/A Rivals: N/A 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 40|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Unranked Rivals: Unranked|
|2010/11/06*||Abilene Christian||W 71–68||0–0||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/11/12*||Nicholls State||W 63–62 OT||1–0||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2009/11/14*||Alcorn State||W 88–68||2–0||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/11/17*||at Louisiana Tech||L 54–60||2–1||Thomas Assembly Center|
|2010/11/20*||Northwestern Oklahoma State||W 81–58||3–1||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/11/23*||Louisiana-Lafayette||W 78–65||4–1||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/11/27*||at TCU||L 63–79||4–2||Daniel–Meyer Coliseum|
|2010/11/30*||at LSU||L 57–79||4–3||Pete Maravich Assembly Center|
|2010/12/04*||at Sam Houston State||W 75–71 OT||5–3||Bernard Johnson Coliseum|
|2010/12/06*||Nevada||W 64–61||6–3||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/12/11*||UTSA||L 63–68||6–4||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/12/18*||at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||L 78–81 OT||6–5||American Bank Center|
|2010/12/21*||Sam Houston State||W 75–73||7–5||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2010/12/30*||Rogers State||W 85–48||8–5||Hofheinz Pavilion|
|2011/01/05||at Southern Miss||L 73–85||8–6
|Reed Green Coliseum|
|2011/01/08||#19 UCF||W 76–71||9–6
|2011/01/15||at SMU||W 70–68||10–6
|2011/01/19||at Tulsa||W 64–57||11–6
|2011/01/29||at East Carolina||L 70–74||11–9
|Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum|
|2011/02/05||at Tulsa||L 71–76 OT||11–11
|2011/02/19||at UTEP||L 64-76||12-13
|Don Haskins Center|
|2011/02/22||at Memphis||L 58-69||12-14
|2011/03/02||at Tulane||L 77-80||12-16
|Avron B. Fogelman Arena|
|C-USA Men's Basketball Tournament|
|L 87-97||12-18||Don Haskins Center|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.
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- Skrbina, Paul (2010-08-16). "Hyde Park grad Fabyon Harris granted release from Houston". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
- Helfgot, Mike (2010-08-25). "Hyde Park grad Fabyon Harris arrested". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-11-22.