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2009–10 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

2009–10 Houston Cougars men's basketball
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

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

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
2009/11/17*
7:00PM
Nicholls State W 92–60  1–0
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/11/21*
10:05PM
at Nevada L 112–99  1–1
Lawlor Events Center
Reno, Nevada
Great Alaska Shootout
2009/11/26*
10:30PM, CSS
vs. #25 Oklahoma W 100–93  2–1
Sullivan Arena
Anchorage, Alaska
2009/11/27*
10:30PM, CSS
vs. San Diego L 65–62  2–2
Sullivan Arena
Anchorage, Alaska
2009/11/28*
7:30PM, CSS
vs. Alaska Anchorage W 73–57  3–2
Sullivan Arena
Anchorage, Alaska
Regular season
2009/12/06*
2:00PM
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W 83–76  4–2
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/12/14*
7:00PM
Troy W 93–85  5–2
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/12/19*
1:00PM, CSS
Mississippi State L 70–64  5–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/12/21*
7:00PM
The Citadel W 81–58  6–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/12/23*
7:00PM
TCU W 105–81  7–3
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2009/12/29*
7:00PM
Louisiana Tech L 99–94  7–4
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/01/01*
1:00PM
at UTSA L 83–82  7–5
Convocation Center
San Antonio, Texas
2010/01/03*
1:00PM
at Iowa State L 82–75  7–6
Hilton Coliseum
Ames, Iowa
2010/01/06
8:00PM, CSS
at Rice
Bayou Cup
W 83–66  8–6 (1–0)
Tudor Fieldhouse
Houston, Texas
2010/01/09
6:00PM, CBS CS
Tulsa L 86–80  8–7 (1–1)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/01/13
6:00PM
UTEP W 75–65  9–7 (2–1)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/01/16
6:00PM
at East Carolina W 74–55  10–7 (3–1)
Minges Coliseum
Greenville, North Carolina
2010/01/20
7:00PM
UCF L 78–71  10–8 (3–2)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/01/23
7:00PM, ESPN2
at Memphis L 92–77  10–9 (3–3)
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee
2010/01/30
5:00PM, CSS
Marshall W 81–66  11–9 (4–3)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/02/03
9:00PM, CBS CS
at UTEP L 65–58  11–10 (4–4)
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, Texas
2010/02/06
5:00PM, CSS
Southern Miss L 57–55  11–11 (4–5)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/02/10*
7:00PM
at Western Kentucky W 74–72  12–11
Diddle Arena
Bowling Green, Kentucky
2010/02/13
4:00PM
SMU W 66–60  13–11 (5–5)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/02/16
6:00PM, CSS
at UCF L 68–65  13–12 (5–6)
UCF Arena
Orlando, Florida
2010/02/20
7:00PM
at UAB L 75–66  13–13 (5–7)
Bartow Arena
Birmingham, Alabama
2010/02/24
7:00PM
Memphis W 92–75  14–13 (6–7)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/02/27
7:00PM
at SMU L 94–83  14–14 (6–8)
Moody Coliseum
Dallas, Texas
2010/03/03
7:00PM
Rice
Bayou Cup
W 78–70  15–14 (7–8)
Hofheinz Pavilion
Houston, Texas
2010/03/06
7:00PM
at Tulane L 79–76  15–15 (7–9)
Fogelman Arena
New Orleans, Louisiana
C-USA Men's Basketball Tournament
2010/03/10
12:00PM
vs. East Carolina
First round
W 93–80  16–15
BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2010/03/11
12:00PM, CBS CS
vs. Memphis
Quarterfinals
W 66–65  17–15
BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2010/03/12
5:30PM, CBS CS
vs. Southern Miss
Semifinals
W 74–66  18–15
BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
2010/03/13
10:30AM, CBS
vs. #25 UTEP
Championship game
W 81–73  19–15
BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
NCAA Division I Tournament
2010/03/19*
9:34PM, CBS
vs. #20 Maryland
First round
L 89–77  19–16
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Spokane, Washington
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Standard Time.

Roster

External links

  • Official website
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