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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Announces 2020-21 Schedule

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POSTED: November 20, 2020 -- 4:32 p.m. CT

Friday afternoon, the Houston Cougars Men's Basketball program announced its complete 2020-21 schedule with tipoff times of 2 p.m., for a pair of home games inside the Fertitta Center during the first week.

Houston opens the season against Lamar at 2 p.m., Wednesday, before playing host to Boise State at 2 p.m., Friday, both inside the Fertitta Center.

For the first time in school history, the Coog will play a 20-game league slate, meeting each opponent in a home-and-away series.

The American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship will take place March 11-14 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. All games of the championship will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, including the championship final on ESPN.

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2020-21 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Schedule (schedule subject to change)

Date (Day)
Time (CT) / Result
Nov. 25 (Wed) W, 89-45. vs Lamar Fertitta Center

SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE (November 27 and 29)

Date (Day)
Time (CT)
Nov. 27 (Fri) W, 68-58. vs Boise State Fertitta Center
Nov. 29 (Sun) W, 64-53 (ESPN2). Texas Tech Dickies Arena (Fort Worth, TX)

Remainder of the nonconference schedule

Date (Day)
Time (CT)
Dec. 5 (Sat) 5 p.m. (ESPN+) vs South Carolina Fertitta Center
Dec. 9 (Wed) TBA (ESPN+) vs Sam Houston State Fertitta Center
Dec. 12 (Sat) 1 p.m. (ESPN+)< vs Rice Fertitta Center
Dec. 15 (Tue) TBA vs UCF Fertitta Center
Dec. 19 (Sat) TBA at Alabama Coleman Coliseum
Dec. 22 (Tue) TBA vs Temple Fertitta Center
Dec. 29 (Tue) TBA at Tulsa Reynolds Center
Jan. 3 (Sun) TBA at SMU Moody Coliseum
Jan. 6(Wed) TBA vs Wichita State Fertitta Center
Jan. 9 (Sat) TBA vs Tulane Fertitta Center
Jan. 14 (Thu) TBA at USF Yuengling Center
Jan. 17 (Sun) TBA at UCF CFE Arena
Jan. 20 (Wed) TBA vs Tulsa Fertitta Center
Jan. 23 (Sat) TBA vs Cincinnati Fertitta Center
Jan. 27 (Wed) TBA at Tulane Fogelman Arena
Jan. 31 (Sat) TBA vs SMU Fertitta Center
Feb. 3 (Wed) TBA at ECU Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Feb. 10 (Wed) TBA at Temple Liacouras Center
Feb. 14 (Sat) TBA vs Memphis Fertitta Center
Feb. 17 (Wed) TBA vs ECU Fertitta Center
Feb. 21 (Sun) TBA at Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena
Feb. 25 (Thu) TBA at Wichita State Charles Koch Arena
Feb. 28 (Sun) TBA vs USF Fertitta Center
Mar. 6 or 7 (Sat or Sun) TBA at Memphis FedExForum
Mar. 11 (Thu) TBA AAC Championship Dickies Arena

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