Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Houston Cougars

Head Coach: Kelvin Sampson

Team Mascot: Shasta

Year Opened: 1969

Capacity: 8479

City / State: Houston / Texas

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Bayou Cup: Houston-Rice

Rival Team: Rice Owls

Houston and Rice have an intense rivalry that spans a variety of sports. Bragging rights in the city of Houston are always on the line when the Cougars and Owls meet, and things became even more intense in 2002 when the Bayou Cup was added to the rivalry. Don’t miss the annual Houston-Rice game, as it’s always one of the biggest games of the year.

Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs

Rival Team: SMU Mustangs

The rivalry between Houston and SMU on the gridiron is a great one, and the two don’t like each other all that much on the hardwood either. While the football rivalry reigns supreme, there is enough bad blood between Houston and SMU that you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Houston-SMU basketball game.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Houston Cougars

Head Coach: Kelvin Sampson

Team Mascot: Shasta

Year Opened: 1969

Capacity: 8479

City / State: Houston / Texas

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