Health and Physical Education Arena

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Health and Physical Education Arena (H&PE Arena) is an 8,100-seat multi-purpose arena in Houston, Texas on the campus of Texas Southern University.

H&PE Arena

It was designed by Houston architect Willie C. Jordan Jr. and built in 1989 and is home to the Texas Southern University Tigers basketball and volleyball teams.[1][2] The arena played host to Houston Cougars men's basketball games during the 2017–18 season, as well as all Houston Cougars women's basketball home games in the same season,[3] due to renovations of their arena, and hosted both teams for the first month of the 2018–19 season due to construction delays to the Cougars' home arena.[4] Originally, the plan was to play most of the Cougars' men's conference games as well as a non-conference game against Arkansas at Toyota Center, with the remainder of the games at TSU.[5] However, all of the games were eventually scheduled for H&PE Arena.[6] H&PE Arena had previously hosted Houston's first-round game against Akron in the 2017 National Invitation Tournament due to the renovations at UH.[7][8] The arena also hosted home games during the 2018 JBA season for the Houston Ballers of the Junior Basketball Association.

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  1. ^ Editors, of ESPN. ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: [The Complete History of the Men's Game]. New York, NY: Ballantine Books. p. 215. ISBN 9780345513922. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Coach Mike Davis Is Playing It Forward at TSU". 10 March 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Cougars Announce 2017–18 Non-Con Schedule" (Press release). Houston Cougars. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  4. ^ Duarte, Joseph (March 4, 2018). "UH will begin next season at H&PE Arena while Fertitta Center is being finished". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ UH plans to play 2017–18 home basketball games at Toyota Center, TSU Houston Chronicle
  6. ^ 2017-18 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Schedule
  7. ^ "Akron to play Houston in NIT First Round". 11 November 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  8. ^ Cougars Ready to Go in NIT First Round

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