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Houston Cougars Basketball Tickets
Team: Houston Cougars
League: NCAA Division I
Home Games: Fertitta Center
Coach: Kelvin Sampson
NCAA Championships: None
All Time Greats: Elvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler
Houston Cougars Basketball TicketsThe Houston Cougars have been playing men's collegiate basketball since the 1945-1946 season. In that time, the team has won numerous regular season and conference tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament 21 times. Past standout players Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon were both part of the legendary 1982-1983 "Phi Slama Jama" team that won 26 games in a row and finished with a 31-3 record. Even though the team lost four starters from the 2018-2019 season, head coach Kelvin Sampson is preparing the team for yet another championship run. Brison Gresham and Chris Harris Jr. will be the defensive backbone of the 2019-20 team. The duo combined for 75 blocked shots last season. Sampson has expressed confidence in Caleb Mills, who will be joining the team as a freshman. The Cougars will want to get revenge on Kentucky, which knocked them out during the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament last year. Fans should look forward to the Diamondhead Classic in late December around Christmastime. The Cougars will compete against Portland and either Georgia State or Boise State. As the team builds momentum, the talents of the new recruits will become clearer. Buy your Houston Cougars tickets at StubHub using the secure payment platform.
How much are Houston Cougars basketball tickets?Early season tickets are competitively priced, with the cheapest tickets available for out-of-conference opponents. Higher-priced tickets can be had for Cougars games against conference opponents like Memphis and Tulsa.
Where do the Houston Cougars play?The Houston Cougars play at the recently renovated Fertitta Center. The Fertitta Center is the home of the University of Houston's men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball teams. The Cougars rechristened the arena with a close victory against the Oregon Ducks in 2018.
What conference do the Houston Cougars play in?The Houston Cougars play in the American Conference. The team won the conference regular season title in the 2018-2019 season. The Cougars were runners-up in the American Conference championship game. In the 2018-19 season, the Cougars had a phenomenal conference record of 16-2. The Cougars were previously part of Conference USA; the team won that conference's tournament in 2010.
How big is the Houston Cougars arena?The Fertitta Center has a capacity of 7,100 seats. Although the current capacity of the renovated venue is less than that of its predecessor, the Hofheinz Pavilion, the Fertitta Center has a brand-new audio and video system. High-tech video screens are located throughout the arena. Fans will now be able to sit 10 feet away from the action on the court. There are also 30 concession stands for hungry and thirsty fans.
Who is the Houston Cougars' head coach?The head coach of the Houston Cougars is Kelvin Sampson. He used to be an assistant coach for the NBA's Houston Rockets. Sampson has the distinction of taking four different schools to the NCAA Tournament. Under Sampson's leadership, the 2018-19 season was one of the best seasons in the history of Cougars basketball. He has garnered more than 100 wins with the Cougars, including a victory against SMU last season that marked the 600th overall win of his career.
Have the Houston Cougars ever won a national title?The Houston Cougars have never won a national title. They were runners-up in 1983 to North Carolina State and in 1984 to Georgetown. Sampson hopes to bring a national title to the Cougars in the upcoming season.
What was the Houston Cougars' record last season?The Houston Cougars' record last season was 33-4. The team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament.
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