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  • Houston ready to take its next step, and it looks a lot like its last one: Win and advance to another Final Four

    The Athletic "Having finished up player workouts on a recent Friday afternoon, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson was looking forward to a neighborhood party to be hosted later that evening by his son, Kellen, who is also his top assistant. Kellen bought 30 pounds of crawfish for the occasion, and he and his wife,..." May 11

  • 5 best 2021 NBA Draft prospects in Final Four, ranked

    Clutch Points "The Final Four of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is set after the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled past the USC Trojans and UCLA’s Cinderella run continued following a narrow victory over Michigan. This weekend will present players with the..." April 03

  • 2 bold reasons Houston will win the 2021 National Championship

    Clutch Points "The year started with Gonzaga and Baylor side-by-side in the Associated Press Top 25, and it stayed that way for most of the season. Now, as the Final Four approaches, Gonzaga and Baylor are two of the four remaining teams and are the heavy favorites to meet in the National Championship. The..." April 02

  • NCAA announces Final Four tipoff times

    The Score "The Final Four schedule is officially set for Saturday evening's doubleheader in Indianapolis. First up, No. 1 Baylor takes on No. 2 Houston at 5:14 p.m. ET. The Bears, regaining their early season form following a tough stretch, will face a Cougars..." April 01

  • Will top seeds Gonzaga and Michigan join Houston and Baylor in the Final Four?

    ESPN "Half the men's Final Four was set on Monday night, as the Houston Cougars and Baylor Bears kept their national championship hopes intact. Now it's on to Tuesday's NCAA tournament matchups, with the top overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs and an increasingly..." March 30

  • Houston owes no one an apology for historic road back to Final Four

    New York Post "Even though the jury remains out on them, the Houston Cougars owe apologies to no one. Houston advanced to its first Final Four in 37 years with its 67-61 Elite Eight win over Oregon State on Monday night in a game they inartistically turned from blowout, with a convincing first half,..." March 30

  • Mattress Mack Places The Largest Bet of The NCAA Tournament On The Houston Cougars

    Total Pro Sports "Mattress Mack is an absolute God in the city of Houston for what he does when people are in need. When he’s not providing hot meals or shelter to people in need, Mack has also became known as one of the biggest sports gamblers in the country. He was back at it again this week..." March 27

  • 10 NBA Prospects You Need To Watch in the NCAA Tournament

    Complex "If you’re a college basketball junkie, you’ve come to the wrong place.  If you’re an NBA fanatic who only tunes into college basketball when it’s NCAA Tournament time, we’re glad you’re here.  While college basketball die-hards..." March 16

  • Memphis-Houston men's basketball's game postponed due to COVID-19 issues

    USA Today "The Memphis basketball team will not make the trip to No. 8 Houston due to its issues with COVID-19, the American Athletic Conference announced Thursday.  No makeup date has been set.  The Tigers, whose home game against Cincinnati (originally set..." February 11

  • Finding the flaws for the top 10 national championship contenders

    CBS Sports "No college basketball team is perfect. Most of them have at least one flaw -- many of them more than one. But it takes just six consecutive wins to reach the pinnacle of college basketball in March Madness. It's all about minimizing blemishes, maximizing strengths, banding together for a..." January 27

  • Houston guard Caleb Mills, the AAC Preseason Player of the Year, transferring from Cougars

    CBS Sports "AAC Preseason Player of the Year Caleb Mills is transferring from Houston, the school announced Tuesday. Mills led Houston in scoring as a freshman last season, helping lead the team to a 23-8 record and share of the AAC title. But the 6-foot-3 guard had dealt with an ankle..." January 05

  • Caleb Mills steps away from Houston Cougars basketball team for personal reasons

    ESPN "Houston guard Caleb Mills is stepping away from the program for personal reasons and will not play in Sunday's road game against SMU. The school announced Sunday that there is no timetable for the 6-foot-3 Mills' return. "Caleb, our coaching..." January 03

  • Houston coach Kelvin Sampson says all 15 players on the team have had COVID-19

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Cougars men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson said on a media call Thursday that every single player on his team has had COVID-19. Sampson revealed that news as the team prepares to play short handed against Alcorn State on Sunday. Sampson explained the team —..." December 17

  • No. 7 Houston pauses basketball activity due to COVID issues

    Click 2 Houston "The University of Houston Men’s Basketball program has paused all team-related activities due to recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing, Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman announced Tuesday morning. " December 08