The Houston Cougars may be one of the scariest teams in college basketball, but this isn’t always the case. History has not been kind to the Cougars like their peers in the top five seeds.
In fact, in over 80 years of being on the show, the Houston Cougars have never won an NCAA Tournament. They came close a few times, but most were eliminated within the first few innings.
But Houston is in the Round of 16 Sweet and despite a tough game against No. 1 Arizona, could be a tough opponent to surprise the top-ranked team in the South. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look back at some of the best March Madness performances in team history.
As I mentioned above, Cougars never used any kind of crazy late March hardware. However, they have won the runner-up title twice in consecutive seasons. While an impressive feat, the point is that those were the 1983-1984 seasons. So it’s been a while.
On the plus side of things, Houston made it to the Finals last year for the first time since that ’80s tournament. They have two more wins to go to get there two years in a row.
As of this writing, WynnBET Sportsbook The Houston Cougars are listed at +1200 to win as the number one seed in the Southern Division. Part of me is surprised they aren’t a little bit longer considering they have to face No. 1 Arizona on Thursday night. A spot in the Elite Eight awaits a winner with the Wildcats currently a two-point favorite.
The Cougars had a tough break facing the No. 1 seed against Elite Eight. But Houston won’t be an easy win for Arizona, or any team in this league, thanks to their superb defense.
Arizona ranks third nationally for goal-scoring percentage in defense, second for opponents’ average goal-scoring rate, and third for effective away-field goals.
If the defense manages to lead them to a nasty win over Arizona, the Cougars will face off against winners Michigan vs Villanova in the Elite Eight.
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