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Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Tip-Off Dinner Sells out in Less Than 3 Days

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POSTED: September 14, 2022 -- 5:08 p.m. CT

Less than three days after tickets were made available, Houston Cougars Men's Basketball fans have sold out the program's annual Tip-Off Dinner.

Entering his ninth season at Houston, Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and the Cougars will host their preseason event on Wednesday, November 2.

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m., inside the UH Hilton (4800 Calhoun Rd., Houston 77004). Dinner and the program start at 7 p.m., with Head Coach Kelvin Sampson introducing the 2022-23 Cougars as well as his coaching and support staffs.

As part of the program, Sampson and the Cougars will recognize Houston letterman and long-time broadcasting great Bill Worrell for his years of support of the program.

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Worrell was a three-year letterman with the Houston Baseball program from 1964 to 1966 but is most known for his award-winning broadcasting career. In appreciation of his time behind the microphone and his long-time support of the University of Houston, he was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor in 2016.

With a voice recognizable by Houston sports fans, Worrell served as the television voice of the Houston Rockets for more than three decades and had a role in the Houston Astros booth for 20 years.

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