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Kelvin and Kellen Sampson to Sit Out South Carolina Game due to COVID-19

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POSTED: December 5, 2020 -- 2:40 p.m. CT

The Houston Cougars Men's Basketball program will be without Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and Assistant Coach Kellen Sampson due to COVID-19 and contact tracing protocols when the Cougars face South Carolina on Saturday inside the Fertitta Center.

Both Sampsons are isolating in their respective homes and doing well with no symptoms.

Assistant coach Quannas White will serve as the Cougars' acting head coach against South Carolina.

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"Our staff has been a big part of our success, and I have complete faith in Quannas, our coaches and staff and all our young men," Sampson said.

Houston tips off against South Carolina at 5 p.m., Saturday, inside the Fertitta Center.

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