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Houston Cougars Watch Party Set for Friday in Fertitta Center

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The Saxenian Family

POSTED: March 26, 2019 -- 11:52 a.m. CDT

Houston Cougars' men's basketball fans who are unable to travel to Kansas City can enjoy the Cougars' run in the NCAA Tournament with their friends during the FREE Academy Sports and Outdoors UH Sweet 16 Watch Party inside the Fertitta Center on Friday Night.

With win over Georgia State and Ohio State last weekend in Tulsa, OK, No. 11/9 Houston punched its tickets to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the first time since 1984.

The Cougars (33-3) face No. 7/7 Kentucky (29-6) at 9 p.m., Friday, inside the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO.

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Sponsored by KHOU 11 and hosted by KHOU Htown Rush contributor Chinedu Ogu, the Watch Party begins with Fertitta Center doors opening at 6 p.m., Friday. Fans are invited to watch the North Carolina-Auburn game in the first game of the Midwest Regional beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, before the Cougars take the court.

Parking will be available in the TDECU Stadium Garage off Holman Street for only $5. Fans should enter the Fertitta Center through the Sideline Club entrance off Holman Street.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and fans can buy the latest team apparel at the Fanatics Team Shop in the Sideline Club.

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Spirit of Houston, Cheer and Cougar Doll members as well as Sasha will be on hand to add more fun to the party.

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