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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball 2020-21 Schedule

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UPDATED throughout the season

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) W, 77-67. (ESPN+) vs South Carolina Fertitta Center
Dec. 9 (Wed) POSTPONED vs Sam Houston State Fertitta Center
Dec. 12 (Sat) POSTPONED< vs Rice Fertitta Center
Dec. 15 (Tue) POSTPONED vs UCF Fertitta Center
Dec. 19 (Sat) CANCELED at Alabama Coleman Coliseum
Dec. 20 (Sun) W, 88-55. (ESPN+) vs Alcorn State Fertitta Center
Dec. 22 (Tue) W, 76-50. (ESPN+) vs Temple Fertitta Center
Dec. 26 (Sat) W, 63-54. (ABC) at UCF Addition Financial Arena
Dec. 29 (Tue) L, 65-64. (ESPN2) at Tulsa Reynolds Center
Jan. 3 (Sun) W, 74-60. (ESPN2) at SMU Moody Coliseum
Jan. 6(Wed) W, 70-63. (ESPN+). Get ESPN+ vs Wichita State Fertitta Center
Jan. 9 (Sat) W, 71-50. (ESPNU) vs Tulane Fertitta Center
Jan. 14 (Thu) POSTPONED at USF Yuengling Center
Jan. 17 (Sun) W, 75-58. (ESPNU) vs UCF Fertitta Center
Jan. 20 (Wed) 7 p.m. (ESPN+). (Get ESPN+) vs Tulsa Fertitta Center
Jan. 23 (Sat) 11 a.m. (CBS) vs Cincinnati Fertitta Center
Jan. 28 (Thu) 8 p.m. (ESPN2) at Tulane Fogelman Arena
Jan. 31 (Sat) Noon (ESPN) vs SMU Fertitta Center
Feb. 3 (Wed) 5 p.m. (ESPN+). (Get ESPN+) at ECU Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Feb. 10 (Wed) 6 p.m. (ESPNU) at Temple Liacouras Center
Feb. 14 (Sat) 3 p.m. (ESPN) vs Memphis Fertitta Center
Feb. 17 (Wed) 7 p.m. (ESPN+). (Get ESPN+) vs ECU Fertitta Center
Feb. 21 (Sun) Noon (ESPN) at Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena
Feb. 25 (Thu) 6 p.m. (ESPN / ESPN2) at Wichita State Charles Koch Arena
Feb. 28 (Sun) 3 p.m. (ESPNU) vs USF Fertitta Center
Mar. 6 or 7 (Sat or Sun) TBA (CBS) at Memphis FedExForum
Mar. 11 (Thu) TBA AAC Championship Dickies Arena

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