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Houston Cougars NCAA Tournament History & Scores

Houston Cougars All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 26-24

The Houston Cougars are one of the most successfull historic college basketball programs currently in Conference USA having played in the NCAA Tournament regularly in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The Cougars won the Conference USA Tournament in 2010 to advance to their first NCAA Tournament since 1992. Historically, Houston has played in the Final Four five times finishing as runners-up in both 1983 and 1984 and are a 10-time Sweet 16 participant. Houston has also polayed in the NIT Tournament as recently as 2006 and the CBI Tournament in 2009.


1956 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Southern Methodist in regional semifinal, 89-74
  • Lost to Kansas State in third place game, 89-70

1961 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Marquette in second round, 77-61
  • Lost to Kansas State in regional semifinal, 75-64
  • Lost to Texas Tech in third place game, 69-67

1965 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Notre Dame in second round, 99-98
  • Lost to Oklahoma State in regional semifinal, 75-60
  • Lost to Southern Methodist in third place game, 89-87

1966 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Colorado State in second round, 82-76
  • Lost to Oregon State in regional semifinal, 63-60
  • Defeated Pacific in third place game, 102-91

1967 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated New Mexico State in second round, 59-58
  • Defeated Kansas in regional semifinal, 66-53
  • Defeated Southern Methodist in regional final, 83-75
  • Lost to UCLA in National Semifinal, 73-58
  • Defeated North Carolina in third place game, 84-62

1968 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Loyola (IL) in second round, 94-76
  • Defeated Louisville in regional semifinal, 91-75
  • Defeated TCU in regional final, 103-68
  • Lost to UCLA in National Semifinal, 101-69
  • Lost to Ohio State in third place game, 89-85

1970 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Dayton in second round, 71-64
  • Lost to Drake in regional semifinal, 92-87
  • Lost to Kansas State in third place game, 107-98

1971 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated New Mexico State in second round, 72-69
  • Lost to Kansas in regional semifinal, 78-77
  • Defeated Notre Dame in third place game, 119-106

1972 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Texas in second round, 85-74

1973 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Louisiana-Lafayette in second round, 102-89

1978 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Notre Dame in second round, 100-77

1981 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Villanova in first round, 90-72

1982 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Alcorn State in first round, 94-84
  • Defeated Tulsa in second round, 78-74
  • Defeated Missouri in regional semifinal, 79-78
  • Defeated Boston College in regional final, 99-92
  • Lost to North Carolina in National Semifinal, 68-63

1983 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Maryland in second round, 60-50
  • Defeated Memphis in regional semifinal, 70-63
  • Defeated Villanova in regional final, 89-71
  • Defeated Louisville in National Semifinal, 94-81
  • Lost to North Carolina State in National Championship, 54-52

1984 NCAA Tournament

  • Defeated Louisiana Tech in second round, 77-69
  • Defeated Memphis in regional semifinal, 78-71
  • Defeated Wake Forest in regional final, 68-63
  • Defeated Virginia in National Semifinal, 49-47
  • Lost to Georgetown in National Championship, 84-75

1987 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Kansas in first round, 66-55

1990 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to UC Santa Barbara in first round, 70-66

1992 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Georgia Tech in first round, 65-60

2010 NCAA Tournament

  • Lost to Maryland in first round, 89-77

 

 


 


 

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