Cougars tip off vs. Beavers at 6:15 p.m. (CDT) Monday on Equality Court inside Lucas Oil Stadium
INDIANAPOLIS – Winners of its last 10 games, the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program will face No. 12 seed Oregon State at 6:15 p.m. (CDT) Monday on the Equality Court inside Lucas Oil Stadium in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
The sixth-ranked Cougars earned their ticket to the Elite Eight with a 62-46 win over (11) Syracuse on Saturday night inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. Allowing only 46 points and 28.0 field goal percentage shooting (14-of-50), the Houston defense set school records in NCAA Tournament play.
Senior forward Justin Gorham scored 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, including four offensive boards, for his team-leading eighth double-double of the season.
Junior All-American guard Quentin Grimes led all players with 14 points and four 3-pointers, while sophomore guard Marcus Sasser totaled 12 points with a game-high four steals.
Monday’s game will be only the third time Houston has faced Oregon State and the first time since a 49-45 loss in the CBI First Round in Corvallis, Ore., on March 18, 2009. The Beavers hold a 2-0 lead in the all-time series against the Cougars.
With a win over Oregon State, Houston will advance to the NCAA Final Four for the sixth time in school history and the first time since 1984.
• Fans can watch Monday’s Elite Eight game on CBS with Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst) and Jamie Erdahl (reporter).
• Fans can hear Monday’s Elite Eight game on KPRC 950 AM with Jeremy Branham (play-by-play). The pregame show begins at 6 p.m. (CDT)
• Fans also can hear the game on Westwood One with Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and P.J. Carlesimo (analyst) calling.
• With a win over (12) Oregon State, the Cougars would advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the sixth time in school history and the first time since 1984.
• There, the Cougars would face the (1) Baylor-(3) Arkansas winner from the South Region.
• Tip times for the Final Four will be announced in the near future.
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Houston Men’s Basketball fans can join the season ticket priority wait list for the 2021-22 season inside the Fertitta Center with a $75 deposit today. To place a deposit for the 2021 season, click here or call 713-GO-COOGS (462-4667).
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