#3/3 Men’s Hoops Ready for Kent State on Saturday
HOUSTON – After an impressive road win at rv/rv Oregon on Sunday and the Thanksgiving holiday, the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program returns to action when it meets Kent State at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, inside the Fertitta Center.
For the first time since February 1984, the Cougars rank among the nation’s Top-Two in both the Associated Press and USA TODAY Sports Coaches polls.
Houston enters their lone game this week following a gritty, 66-56 win at rv/rv Oregon on Sunday night. Freshman guard Terrance Arceneaux came off the bench to pour in a career-high 15 points, including eight straight points in the first half, while junior point guard Jamal Shead added a season-high 13 points with four assists and no turnovers in more than 35 minutes.
Saturday’s game marks the beginning of a stand which sees the Cougars playing in the Fertitta Center in five of their next six contests. Only a Dec. 3 showdown against rv/rv Saint Mary’s (Calif.) inside Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, in The Battleground 2K22 pauses a longer homestand.
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Fans may purchase single-game tickets for the Cougars’ 18 regular-season home games inside the Fertitta Center. Supplies are limited, and fans are encouraged to purchase soon before they run out.
To purchase single-game tickets, fans may call the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) during regular business hours or click here any time.
For the third straight season, the Cougars sold out of their season tickets for home games inside the Fertitta Center.
Fans who were unable to purchase season tickets in 2022-23 are invited to join the team’s 2023-24 Wait List as the Cougars prepare to enter the Big 12 Conference. To join the 2023-24 season tickets Wait List, fans can click here.
ABOUT KENT STATE
• Kent State brings a 5-1 record in 2022-23 into Saturday’s game. The Golden Flashes are 1-1 in road games this season.
• In its most recent action, Charleston hit a 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining in a 74-72 win over Kent State in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday.
• Against Charleston, senior guard Sincere Carry led all players with 25 points on 10-of-23 shooting and grabbed five rebounds with a team-high five assists. Senior guard Malique Jacobs totaled 15 points with four rebounds, four assists and four steals while senior forward Miryne Thomas added 12 points with three 3-pointers, six rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals. Sophomore forward VonCameron Davis came off the bench to snare a team-high seven rebounds in the loss.
• This season, Carry leads Kent State with 19.3 points and 6.0 assists per game. Jacobs stands second with 13.2 points per contest and leads the team with 4.2 steals per game. Thomas averages 12.5 points per game to rank third, and Santiago adds 10.8 points per contest. Hornbeak’s 6.8 rebounds per game leads the Golden Flashes.
• Head Coach Rob Senderoff is in his 12th season at Kent State and as a collegiate head coach.
• Senderoff has compiled a 224-141 record during his career
• Saturday’s game will be the first time Senderoff has faced Houston or Houston Head Coach Kelvin Sampson during his career.
• 1995 graduate of Albany.
SERIES HISTORY vs. KENT STATE
• Houston owns a 3-0 lead against Kent State in the series, which began Dec. 28, 1966, at the Holiday Tournament in Jonesboro, Ark.
• Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between the two teams since Houston took an 80-56 win at the Disneyland Freedom Bowl Classic in Irvine, Calif., on Dec. 7, 1991.
• Houston has won each of the previous three meetings by 12+ points.
at Home: Houston owns a 1-0 record against Kent State in Houston during the series.
• In the lone previous meeting, the Cougars claimed a 74-66 win in the Bluebonnet Classic in Hofheinz Pavilion on Dec. 13, 1969.
in Fertitta Center: Saturday’s game will be the first time Houston has faced Kent State inside the Fertitta Center.
• Fans can watch Saturday’s game on ESPN+ with Matt Pedersen (play-by-play) and Houston great Reid Gettys (analyst) calling the action.
• Fans can hear Saturday’s game on 950 AM KPRC or The Varsity Network app with Jeremy Branham (play-by-play) and Houston Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes (analyst) calling the action.
• Fans can follow live stats by visiting StatBroadcast.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
• Following Saturday’s game, the Cougars closes the month of November when they play host to Norfolk State at 7 p.m., Tuesday, inside the Fertitta Center. That game will air on ESPN+.
• From there, Houston travels north on Interstate 45 to meet rv/rv Saint Mary’s (Calif.) in The Battleground 2K22 inside Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. That game will air on ESPN2.
• All Houston Men’s Basketball games can be heard on 950 AM KPRC.
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