Houston Ready for March Madness

March 11, 2018

HOUSTON - For the 20th time in school history and the first time since 2010, the University of Houston Men's Basketball program will compete in the NCAA Tournament.

Houston will compete as the No. 6 seed in the NCAA West Region and face No. 11 seed San Diego State on Thursday inside Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan. The two will square off at 6:20 p.m. CT on Thursday, March 15. The game will air on TBS (TV) and KPRC 950 AM (Houston radio).

Under the leadership of American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Kelvin Sampson, The Cougars (26-7) earned their place in the postseason event after one of the best seasons in decades.

The 2017-18 squad became only the sixth time in school history to enjoy 26+ wins in a single season and defeated three ranked opponents, including No 11/14 Wichita State in the Aaron's American Athletic Conference Championship Semifinals on Saturday afternoon.

Houston fans have the opportunity to request up to two (2) tickets per account online at UHCougars.com/tickets. Should tickets be available for sale, the credit card on file will be charged for requests made prior to March 12 at 3 p.m. CT. All tickets will be allocated based on the Cougar Pride Priority Point System, first by giving level and then by total priority points.

Important Dates to Remember
Ticket Requests Open - March 11 at 11 p.m. CT
Ticket Request Deadline - March 12 at 3 p.m. CT
Ticket Fulfillment Emails Sent - March 12 at 5 p.m. CT

Important Game Information
First Round vs. San Diego State -- Wichita, Kan. • March 15 • 6:20 p.m. CT
Second Round -- Wichita, Kan. • March 17
First Round Tickets - $100 each
Second Round Tickets - $100 each

As Houston advances in the tournament, Houston Athletics will provide updated information related to location, date, time and ticket pricing.

Fans with any further questions are asked to please contact the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713.462.6647 or tickets@central.uh.edu.

JOIN the 50-50 CLUB
Fans are invited to join the 50-50 Club to support Houston Men's Basketball. 50-50 Club members help fund program necessities and enhance the experience for our student-athletes.

Fans who join the 50-50 Club will receive embroidered team apparel, a signed basketball, invitations to practice, a tour of the $25 million Guy V. Lewis Development Facility, regular updates about the program and much more.

To join the 50-50 Club, fans can call 713-743-9742 or email UHMensBasketball@uh.edu. For more information about the 50-50 Club, levels of giving and benefits, fans can click here.

Fans can receive updates by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter and catch up with the latest news and notes on the team by clicking LIKE on the team's Facebook and Instagram pages.



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