Established in 1945, the Houston Cougars men’s basketball team has come a long way. They have recently been ranked as #1 in the Associated Press and #2 in the country. Needless to say, the men’s basketball team has a track record of success.
The team boasts an incredible 108-53 regular season conference record going into the 2022-2023 season and has finished at least third since the 2014-2015 season. With games attracting hundreds and thousands of the most spirited students, alums and even public figures, it is no wonder they are known as UH’s Powerhouse.
Kelvin Sampson-coached Cougars have become some of the best college basketball players in America. The University is a member of the American Athletic Conference and has made 6 appearances in the NCAA D1 Final Four.
Tournament MVPs from the University include Ron Brewer, Mike Schultz, Rob Williams, Alvin Robertson, Micheal Young, Akeem Olajuwon, Todd Day, Dexter Cambridge, Lance Hughes, Chris Roberts, Kelvin Lewis, Gary Clark, Jarron Cumberland, Quinton Grimes, and Fabian White Jr. All of these players have been drafted into the NBA and are either current or former NBA players.
Tickets to watch the game can be found at https://uh.evenue.net under Houston Cougars Athletics. UH Students get in for free and children two and under do NOT require a ticket for admission.