Watch Parties Set for Men's Hoops NIT First Round Game

March 14, 2016

ATLANTA -- University of Houston Men's Basketball fans will have plenty of options for places from which to cheer for the Cougars in the Houston area during the team's NIT First-Round matchup at Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.

The Cougars received their first postseason NIT invitation since 2006 on Sunday night and will take on the Yellow Jackets at 8 p.m. (CST), Wednesday, inside McCamish Pavilion.

Fans can join fellow Houston faithful at any of the following locations to watch the Cougars' game against Georgia Tech.

Lucky's Pub (801 St. Emanuel St., Houston, TX 77003)
The Official Watch Party For Students - Calhoun's Rooftop Bar and Grill (4701 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77204)
Brooklyn Athletic Club (601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77006)
The Republic Smokehouse and Saloon (1910 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002)
Ragin Cajun (4302 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX)
Lucky's Pub Cypress (27126 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77433)

Under the leadership of Head Coach Kelvin Sampson, the Cougars have engineered one of the nation's biggest turnarounds from a year ago. Finishing 13-19 in 2014-15, Sampson has led a 9.5-game improvement this season to tie for 12th nationally.

Sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr., leads the Cougars and the American Athletic Conference with 16.3 points per game, while junior guard Damyean Dotson is one of only three players to rank among the league's top-12 leaders in both scoring and rebounding.

With a win against Georgia Tech, the Cougars would advance to the NIT Second Round to take on the winner of the No. 1 seed South Carolina-No. 8 seed High Point game at a date and site to be determined.

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Fans can hear Wednesday's Men's Basketball game live on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis. The pregame show begins at 7:45 p.m. (CST), Wednesday.

Fans can hear the radio broadcast online by visiting UHCougars.com and following the appropriate links to Houston All-Access or by clicking here. A Houston All-Access subscription is required to listen to the game online.

ESPN2 logo Fans can watch the game live on ESPN2 with Tom Hart calling the play-by-play action and Cory Alexander providing analysis. Fans can watch the game online by visiting WatchESPN and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.

Fans can receive the latest news and notes by following @UHCougarMBK on Twitter. Fans also can discuss the latest Houston Men's Basketball news and notes on the team's Facebook page by clicking LIKE at HoustonCougarMensHoops.



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