• Sophomore forward TaShawn Thomas started his 52nd consecutive game, every game of his collegiate career.



Following Saturday’s game, the Cougars return to action at 7 p.m., Wednesday, when they play host to Conference USA-rival UTEP inside Hofheinz Pavilion.


That game will be the second of three bobblehead doll giveaways. Athletics representatives will be giving away 1,000 free bobbleheads of former Houston Golf member and current CBS Sports broadcasting great Jim Nantz.