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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule for 2022-23 Season

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POSTED: August 3, 2022 -- 10:43 a.m. CT

Houston Cougars men's basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson announced the Coogs' non-conference schedule Wednesday morning. The 2022-23 non-conference schedule includes nine home games inside the Fertitta Center.

Nine of the Coogs' 13 non-conference opponents won at least 19 games in 2021-22 with Northern Colorado (22), Oregon (20), Kent State (23), Norfolk State (24), Saint Mary's (26) and Virginia (21) finishing as 20-game winners.

Eight teams played in the 2022 postseason with Texas Southern, Norfolk State, Saint Mary's and Alabama competing in the NCAA Tournament and Oregon (NIT), Virginia (NIT), Northern Colorado (CBI) and Kent State (The Basketball Classic) playing in their respective tournaments.

Six schools finished among the Top Three in their respective conferences with Norfolk State capturing the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season title.

Here are the NET (as of last season, April 4, 2022) rankings of the Coogs' non-conference opponents:

Home: Northern Colorado (203), Alabama (32), ORU (160), Texas Southern (196), North Carolina A&T (286), Norfolk State (169), Kent State (138), North Florida (275), McNeese State (313).

Away: Oregon (76), Virginia (68).

Neutral: Saint Joseph’s (182), Saint Mary’s (19).


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THE SCHEDULE

The Cougars open the season when they meet Northern Colorado on Nov. 7 inside the Fertitta Center. From there, Houston will hit the road to compete at the Veterans Classic against Saint Joseph's on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Md., in a game airing on CBS Sports Network.

From there, the Cougars return to Houston to compete in the Cougar Classic. The Cougars open that event against Oral Roberts on Nov. 14 inside the Fertitta Center. Oral Roberts takes on Texas Southern on Nov. 15 inside H&PE Arena on the TSU campus with the Cougars meeting Texas Southern on Nov. 16 inside the Fertitta Center.

It will be the first time Houston faces Texas Southern since the 2012-13 season.

After a road game at Oregon on Nov. 20, in Eugene, Ore., the Cougars meet Kent State (Nov. 26) and Norfolk State (Nov. 29) inside the Fertitta Center.

Houston then opens the month of December against Saint Mary's (Calif.) as part of The Battleground 2K22 inside Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The Cougars have enjoyed tremendous success inside that facility with an 8-0 record there, winning back-to-back American Athletic Conference Tournament titles as well as non-conference showdowns against nationally ranked Texas Tech and Oklahoma State during the last two years.

Houston returns home to play host to three straight games inside the Fertitta Center against North Florida (Dec. 6), Alabama (Dec. 10) and North Carolina A&T (Dec. 13) with the last contest played as part of the Coaches vs. Racism Game.

The Cougars meet Virginia on Dec. 17 in Charlottesville, Va., before closing out the non-conference slate against McNeese inside the Fertitta Center on Dec. 21.

2022-23 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Non-conference Schedule

(schedule subject to change)

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Venue
Network
Nov. 7 Mon TBA vs Northern Colorado Fertitta Center TBA

VETERANS CLASSIC (Annanoplis, MD, November 11)

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Network
Nov. 11 Fri 5 pm St. Joseph's CBS Sports Network

COUGAR CLASSIC (Houston, TX, November 14 - 16)

Participating teams: Houston, Oral Roberts and Texas Southern

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Venue
Network
Nov. 14 Mon TBA Oral Roberts Fertitta Center TBA
Nov. 16 Wed TBA vs Texas Southern Fertitta Center TBA

Non-conference schedule continued

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Venue
Network
Nov. 20 Sun TBA at Oregon Matthew Knight Arena TBA
Nov. 26 Sat TBA vs Kent State Fertitta Center TBA
Nov. 29 Tue TBA vs Norfolk State Fertitta Center TBA

BATTLEGROUND 2K22 (Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, December 3)

Participating teams: Houston, Saint Mary's, ...

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Network
Dec. 3 Sat TBA Saint Mary's (CA) TBA

Non-conference schedule continued

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Venue
Network
Dec. 6 Tue TBA vs North Florida Fertitta Center TBA
Dec. 10 Sat TBA vs Alabama Fertitta Center TBA

COACHES VS RACISM

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Venue
Network
Dec. 13 Tue TBA vs North Carolina A&T Fertitta Center TBA

Non-conference schedule continued

Date
Day
Time (CT)
Game
Venue
Network
Dec. 17 Sat TBA at Virginia John Paul Jones Arena TBA
Dec. 21 Wed TBA vs McNeese Fertitta Center TBA

American Athletic Conference schedule: the 18-game conference schedule will be announced at a later date

2022 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship – Dickies Arena – Fort Worth, TX

First Round - Thursday, March 9

Quarterfinals - Friday, March 10

Semifinals - Saturday, March 11

Final - Sunday, March 12

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