Houston Basketball’s public schedule for this week


The Houston Cougars have a jam-packed week heading into the Midwest Regional in Kansas City. Friday, the #1 Cougars will play #5 Miami and then, assuming a win, would play either #2 Texas or #3 Xavier on Sunday. When adding up the seeds of those teams left, the Midwest is by far the hardest remaining region.

Top Remaining Seed3112
Next Remaining Seed4523
Next Remaining Seed7634
Next Remaining Seed91558

The Midwest has been almost exclusively chalk, except that #5 Miami beat #4 Indiana in the second round. Here’s the public schedule – drawn from media info, arena info, team info, and more – for the Coogs (as it currently stands):


11:30 – Kelvin meets with the media via Zoom. Expect quotes and tweets and some videos;
4:30 – Players meet with the media after practice. Video, quotes, and local TV news segments.


11:00 (approx) – Basketball departs for Kansas City;
Sometime in the afternoon – the team will head to T-Mobile Center for shoot-around.


1:10-1:25 – Selected players for the NCAA-mandated press conference;
1:25-1:40 – Kelvin Sampson for his NCAA-mandated press conference;
1:50 – 3:35 – Houston practice at T-Mobile Center (first 15 minutes open to the media).


3:15 – T-Mobile Center opens to the public;
6:15 – 5-seed Miami vs. 1-seed Houston
Postgame – Two players and Kelvin Sampson appear from each team for questions in the media area (winner goes first);
At the same time – media may enter the locker room to interview players that are not at the press conference;
If UH wins – team returns to the hotel; or
If UH losses – team departs for Houston depending on plane availability. Otherwise, they would return home Saturday morning.

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3:40-4:20 – UH/Miami winner press conference with two players and head coach;
4:05-4:20 – UH/Miami winner’s players available in breakout rooms.


1.5 hours to tipoff – T-Mobile open to public;
TBA – Midwest Region Final tipoff
Immediately after game – postgame celebration (trophy, net cutting, photos);
15 minutes after game – postgame press conference with losing team’s players and head coach;
At the same time – media may enter the locker room of the losing team to interview players not at press conferences;
5-minutes after postgame celebration – postgame press conference with winning team’s players and head coach;
At the same time – media may enter the locker room of the winning team to interview players not at press conferences;
TBA – Teams fly home.

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