Men’s Basketball – Senior awarded for defense; UH absent from All C-USA Teams

Point guard Zamal Nixon’s pesky play on defensive earned him his first career selection to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team.
Nixon averaged 1.8 steals per game, giving him the third-best mark in the conference.
Other players selected to the defensive team were SMU forward Papa Dia, UAB guard Aaron Johnson, UTEP guard Julyan Stone and Southern Miss. guard Sai’Quon Stone.
No Cougars were present on any of the All-C-USA teams.
Dia, UTEP guard Randy Culpepper, Southern Miss. forward Gary Flowers, Tulsa guard Justin Hurtt, UAB guards Jamarr Sanders and Johnson rounded out the first team.
UCF guard Marcus Jordan, Rice forward Arsalan Kazemi, UAB forward Cameron Moore, UTEP’s Stone and Tulane guard Kendall Simmons were selected to the second team.

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