2012–13 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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2012–13 Houston Cougars men's basketball
Houston Cougars logo.svg
CBI, Quarterfinals
Conference Conference USA
2012–13 record 20–13 (7–9 C-USA)
Head coach James Dickey (3rd year)
Assistant coach Alvin Brooks
Assistant coach Daniyal Robinson
Assistant coach Ronnie Hamilton
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
2012–13 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 Memphis 16 0   1.000     31 5   .861
Southern Miss 12 4   .750     27 10   .730
UTEP 10 6   .625     18 14   .563
East Carolina 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
UCF* 9 7   .563     20 11   .645
Tulsa 8 8   .500     17 16   .515
Houston 7 9   .438     20 13   .606
UAB 7 9   .438     16 17   .485
Tulane 6 10   .375     20 15   .571
Marshall 6 10   .375     13 19   .406
SMU 5 11   .313     15 17   .469
Rice 1 15   .063     5 26   .161
2013 C-USA Tournament winner
As of April 2, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA sanctions

The 2012–13 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cougars, led by third year head coach James Dickey, played their home games at Hofheinz Pavilion and participated as a member of Conference USA. The season marked the last for the Cougars as a member of C-USA as they joined the American Athletic Conference in July 2013.

The Cougars ended the regular season with a 3-game winning streak and a 7–9 conference record. This placed the team as the number six seed in the C-USA tournament and a matchup with cross-town rival Rice in the first round. The Cougars won the game 72–67 and advanced to the quarterfinals to face UTEP where they lost 69–80.

After the UTEP loss, UH officials looked into options for the team to play in either the CBI or CIT postseason tournaments to give the young team more experience.[1] The Cougars were later invited to participate in the 2013 College Basketball Invitational and paired up with Texas in the first round.[2] Houston defeated the Longhorns and advanced to the quarterfinals where they lost to George Mason in overtime.

A highlight of the 2012–13 schedule was that it featured matchups with five former Southwest Conference rivals (Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M).

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Joseph Young Guard 6–3 185 Sophomore Houston, Texas
1 Mikhail McLean Forward 6–8 205 Sophomore Houston, Texas
2 Brandon Morris Guard 6–0 185 Junior Alexandria, Louisiana
3 J. J. Thompson Guard 6–0 185 Sophomore Irving, Texas
4 LeRon Barnes Guard 6–6 195 Freshman Stonewall, Louisiana
12 Jimmie Jones Guard 5–10 160 Junior Plano, Texas
14 Tione Womack Guard 6–1 170 Junior Baltimore, Maryland
15 Leon Gibson Forward 6–9 245 Senior Los Angeles, California
20 Donald Brooks Guard 6–0 185 Junior Houston, Texas
21 Jherrod Stiggers Guard 6–5 210 Freshman Terrell, Texas
23 Danuel House Forward 6–7 195 Freshman Sugar Land, Texas
35 TaShawn Thomas Forward 6–8 215 Sophomore Killeen, Texas
45 Valentine Izundu Center 6–10 215 Freshman Houston, Texas
55 J.J. Richardson Forward 6–8 245 Junior Missouri City, Texas

Schedule[edit]

[3][4][5]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/06/2012*
7:00 PM
Concordia (TX) W 108–55  0–0
Hofheinz Pavilion (2,714)
Houston, TX
Non-Conference Regular Season
11/09/2012*
12:00 PM
Florida A&M W 81–76  1–0
Hofheinz Pavilion (6,108)
Houston, TX
11/13/2012*
9:00 PM
at San Jose State W 77–75  2–0
Event Center Arena (1,133)
San Jose, CA
11/17/2012*
7:00 PM
Grambling State W 87–47  3–0
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,178)
Houston, TX
11/19/2012*
7:00 PM
Louisiana College W 106–59  4–0
Hofheinz Pavilion (2,801)
Houston, TX
11/25/2012*
2:00 PM, CSNH
at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 77–75  5–0
American Bank Center (1,194)
Corpus Christi, TX
11/28/2012*
7:00 PM
at Prairie View A&M L 80–81  5–1
William Nicks Building (4,900)
Prairie View, TX
12/01/2012*
5:30 PM, FSN
Texas A&M L 59–70  5–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (6,423)
Houston, TX
12/04/2012*
8:00 PM, FSSW
at TCU W 54–48  6–2
Daniel–Meyer Coliseum (3,837)
Fort Worth, TX
12/08/2012*
5:00 PM
Texas Southern W 78–75 OT 7–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,513)
Houston, TX
12/15/2012*
7:00 PM
Louisiana–Lafayette W 85–63  8–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,268)
Houston, TX
12/22/2012*
3:00 PM
Chicago State W 79–57  9–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,113)
Houston, TX
12/29/2012*
3:00 PM
Prairie View A&M W 80–75  10–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,437)
Houston, TX
01/03/2013*
7:00 PM
Texas–Pan American W 96–71  11–2
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,113)
Houston, TX
Conference USA Regular Season
01/09/2013
7:00 PM
SMU W 78–67  12–2 (1–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,123)
Houston, TX
01/12/2013
2:00 PM
at Southern Miss L 54–73  12–3 (1–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (4,198)
Hattiesburg, MS
01/16/2013
6:00 PM
at East Carolina L 78–89  12–4 (1–2)
Williams Arena (5,087)
Greenville, NC
01/19/2013
5:00 PM
UCF L 75–79 OT 12–5 (1–3)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,577)
Houston, TX
01/23/2013
7:00 PM
Tulsa L 72–87  12–6 (1–4)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,197)
Houston, TX
01/26/2013
5:00 PM
UAB W 66–61  13–6 (2–4)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,135)
Houston, TX
01/30/2013
7:00 PM
at Rice L 69–79  13–7 (2–5)
Tudor Fieldhouse (2,532)
Houston, TX
02/02/2013
2:00 PM, TWC Texas
at SMU W 84–80 OT 14–7 (3–5)
Moody Coliseum (3,886)
Dallas, TX
02/09/2013
1:00 PM, CSS/CSNH
Tulane L 85–88  14–8 (3–6)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,307)
Houston, TX
02/13/2013
7:00 PM
UTEP W 79–61  15–8 (4–6)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,159)
Houston, TX
02/16/2013
3:30 PM, FSN
at Tulsa L 92–101 3OT 15–9 (4–7)
Reynolds Center (4,949)
Tulsa, OK
02/20/2013
8:00 PM, CSS/CSNH
at No. 21 Memphis L 74–81  15–10 (4–8)
FedExForum (16,791)
Memphis, TN
02/27/2013
8:00 PM
at UTEP L 53–63  15–11 (4–9)
Don Haskins Center (7,835)
El Paso, TX
03/02/2013
1:00 PM, CSS/CSNH
Marshall W 103–76  16–11 (5–9)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,935)
Houston, TX
03/06/2013
7:00 PM
Rice W 84–62  17–11 (6–9)
Hofheinz Pavilion (3,923)
Houston, TX
03/09/2013
7:00 PM
at Tulane W 96–94  18–11 (7–9)
Devlin Fieldhouse (1,670)
New Orleans, LA
2013 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
03/13/2013
6:00 PM
vs. Rice
First Round
W 72–67  19–11
BOK Center (5,743)
Tulsa, OK
03/14/2013
2:40 PM, CBSSN
vs. UTEP
Quarterfinals
L 69–80  19–12
BOK Center (5,976)
Tulsa, OK
2013 College Basketball Invitational
03/20/2013*
8:00 PM, AXS TV
Texas
First Round
W 73–72  20–12
Hofheinz Pavilion (4,407)
Houston, TX
03/25/2013*
6:00 PM, AXS TV
at George Mason
Quarterfinals
L 84–88 OT 20–13
Patriot Center (2,044)
Fairfax, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Season might not be over as UH explores postseason options, Houston Chronicle, retrieved 26 March 2013
  2. ^ Men's Basketball to Meet Texas in CBI Opening Round on Wednesday, UH Athletics, retrieved 26 March 2013
  3. ^ Men's Basketball Schedule, University of Houston Athletics, retrieved 2 October 2012
  4. ^ 2012-13 TV Schedule, Matt Sarz Sports, retrieved 2 October 2012
  5. ^ C-USA Men's Basketball TV Schedule Announced, ConferenceUSA.com, retrieved 9 October 2012