Gallery: Last game in Hofheinz leads to Cougar win
March 7, 2017
Redshirt junior Rob Gray led the Cougars in points with 24 and added 2 offensive rebounds and 2 defensive rebounds. | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
The Cougars contained the ECU Pirates to only 19 points in the second half, allowing Houston to end the game with a 20-point lead. | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
The Cougars had eight steals on the night with sophomore guard Galen Robinson Jr. having one of his own. | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
Redshirt senior guard Damyean Dotson struggled from beyond the arc, going 1-for-9. The entire team, however, went 10-25 (40 percent). | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
It was senior night in Hofheinz. Cougar fans said goodbye to center Kyle Meyer, Damyean Dotson, Bertrand Nkali, Xavier Dupree and Danrad “Chicken” Knowles. | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
The Cougars totaled an impressive 51 rebounds compared to ECU’s 32. | Justin Cross/The Daily Cougar
Head coach Kelvin Sampson said that this senior class is dear to him because they signed for Houston at a time when the program was not that great. | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
At halftime, UH Chancellor and President Renu Khator, Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek and Board of Regents Chairman Tilman Fertitta ceremoniously broke ground for the new Fertitta Center. | Justin Cross/The Daily Cougar
The Cougars turned the ball over only 13 times, compared to ECU’s 16. | Thomas Dwyer/The Daily Cougar
The Cougar men’s basketball team played the last game ever in Hofheinz Pavilion in a 73-51 victory against the ECU Pirates on Sunday.
Following the conclusion of this season, Hofheinz Pavilion will go through a $60-million renovation. Because of a $20-million donation from Board of Regents Chairman and alumnus Tilman Fertitta, the arena will be renamed the Fertitta Center.
In Hofheinz’s 48-year history, more than 700 men’s basketball games have been played, and the court even hosted the Houston Rockets once. Sunday’s game shut the historic facility’s door for the last time.