The Coogs travel to Atlanta to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets tomorrow in the NIT first round. One year after winning only 13 games, the Cougars stunned many naysayers and won an incredible 22 games in Coach Kelvin Sampson’s second season on Cullen Boulevard.
The Coogs were upset in the AAC tournament quarterfinals by Tulane last week. Hopefully the game against the Green Wave will serve as a motivator for the Coogs to come out swinging in the NIT tournament.
Sophomore guard Rob Gray, Jr., leads Cougars and the American 16.3 points per game and is on track to be the Coogs’ first conference scoring champion since Aubrey Coleman in 2010. Gray needs a strong game for the Coogs to have a chance against the Yellow Jackets.
Coog fans: Be sure to fill out your NIT brackets! (click here if you need one).
Television / Radio
The game begins at 8pm CST and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and WatchESPN online. Houston area residents will be able to listen to the game on KPRC 950 AM with Matt Thomas calling the action and Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes providing analysis.
• Lucky’s Pub (801 St. Emanuel St., Houston, TX 77003)
• Calhoun’s Rooftop Bar and Grill (4701 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77204) (Official Student Watch Party)
• 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)