HOUSTON - As the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program continues its summer workouts, the Cougars learned their 2018-19 American Athletic Conference opponents in an announcement from the league office Thursday.
Under the current matrix, teams face seven of its 11 opponents twice and the remaining four opponents once each, two at home and two on the road.
The Cougars, who finished among the Top 25 in both national polls a year ago, will face Cincinnati, ECU, UCF, USF, SMU, Temple and Tulsa in home-and-away games. Houston will meet Memphis and Wichita State in home games inside the Fertitta Center only while squaring off at UConn and at Tulane in road games only.
The team’s non-conference schedule will all be announced soon with the complete conference schedule, game times and broadcasting networks coming at a later date.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE MATRIX
|Team||Home Only||Away Only||Home & Away|
|Houston||Memphis, Wichita State||at UConn, at Tulane||Cincinnati, ECU, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, UCF, USF|
|Cincinnati||USF, Tulane||at ECU, at Temple||Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, UCF, UConn, Wichita State||ECU||Cincinnati, Temple||at SMU, at UCF||Houston, Memphis, Tulane, Tulsa, UConn, USF, Wichita State|
|Memphis||SMU, UConn||at Houston, at USF||Cincinnati, ECU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, Wichita State|
|SMU||ECU, Tulsa||at Memphis, at Temple||Cincinnati, Houston, Tulane, UCF, UConn, USF, Wichita State|
|Temple||Cincinnati, SMU||at ECU, at Wichita State||Houston, Memphis, Tulane, Tulsa, UCF, UConn, USF|
|Tulane||Houston, UCF||at Cincinnati, at UConn||ECU, Memphis, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, USF, Wichita State|
|Tulsa||UConn, USF||at SMU, at UCF||Cincinnati, ECU, Houston, Memphis, Temple, Tulane, Wichita State|
|UCF||ECU, Tulsa||at Tulane, at Wichita State||Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple, UConn, USF|
|UConn||Houston, Tulane||at Memphis, at Tulsa||ECU, Houston, SMU, Temple, Tulane, UCF, Conn|
|USF||Memphis, Wichita State||at Cincinnati, at Tulsa||ECU, Houston, SMU, Temple, Tulane, UCF, UConn|
|Wichita State||UCF, Temple||at Houston, at USF||Cincinnati, ECU, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa, UConn|
ABOUT THE COUGARS
Under the leadership of The American and NABC District 25 Coach of the Year Kelvin Sampson, Houston returns three starters and seven lettermen from the 2017-18 team, which posted a 27-8 overall record, tied for second in The American with a 14-4 mark and captured the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory in more than 30 years.
Senior guard Corey Davis Jr. was named to The American All-Tournament team and ranked second among the Cougars with 13.1 points per game. The Lafayette, La., native became only the fourth player in Houston single-season history to drain 100+ treys in a season and buried at least one trey in 29 consecutive games for the third-longest streak in UH history.
Senior point guard Galen Robinson Jr. looks to become only the second player in school history with four 100+ assist seasons during his career, while junior guard Armoni Brooks was named as The American Sixth Man of the Year after averaging 9.3 points per game as a reserve.
SECURE YOUR SEASON TICKETS in the FERTITTA CENTER
University of Houston Men’s Basketball fans are invited to purchase 2018-19 season tickets as the Cougars compete in the $60-million Fertitta Center for the first time. Fans may purchase season tickets for the 2018-19 season for as low as $175 with a variety of premier seating options available.
University of Houston graduates from the previous five academic years qualify for special Young Alumni pricing at only $125.
Fans now have the opportunity to take their first steps toward the 2018-19 season by placing a $30 deposit on season tickets at uhcougars.com/mbbdeposit or by calling 713-462-6647.
For more information on the Fertitta Center Seat Selection Process, fans can visit uhcougars.com/fertittacenter or call the Cougar Pride Office at 713-743-GoUH (4684).
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.
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.