NCAA Tournament March Madness

#3 Houston

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Projected seed: 1 (automatic qualifier)

Houston has been a powerhouse throughout the season, consistently showing up with a defense that's virtually impenetrable, anchoring their path to success. Their relentless defense, the best in the nation, stifles opponents and turns games into one-sided affairs. The Cougars' resume boasts impressive wins over tough teams like Dayton, a known NCAA Tournament entity, along with hard-fought victories on the road against reputable programs like Xavier and BYU. Despite close, gritty losses to both Iowa State and TCU, Houston has maintained their dominance over top-tier opponents, notably securing confident wins against some of the Big 12’s finest such as Texas, Texas Tech, and bagging an important rematch victory over the Cyclones. This kind of performance positions them not just in the tournament but gives them leverage for a top seeding - consideration given to their balanced effort both at home and on challenging away venues. Their remaining matchups include against a formidable Kansas, offering them yet another chance to assert their supremacy and polish their already sparkling tournament credentials.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6ULM291W84-31
11/11TAM C. Christi155W82-50
11/13Stetson185W79-48
11/16(N)Towson166W65-49
11/17(N)Utah69W76-66
11/19(N)Dayton22W69-55
11/24Montana151W79-44
12/1@Xavier51W66-60
12/6Rice247W75-39
12/9Jackson St299W89-55
12/16(N)Texas A&M44W70-66
12/21Texas St189W72-37
12/30Penn221W81-42
1/6West Virginia148W89-55
1/9@Iowa St13L57-53
1/13@TCU40L68-67
1/17Texas Tech47W77-54
1/20UCF89W57-42
1/23@BYU27W75-68
1/27Kansas St73W74-52
1/29@Texas34W76-72
2/3@Kansas18L78-65
2/6Oklahoma St119W79-63
2/10@Cincinnati64W67-62
2/17Texas34W82-61
2/19Iowa St13W73-65
2/24@Baylor17W82-76
2/27Cincinnati64W67-59
3/2@Oklahoma41W87-85
3/6@UCF8975%
3/9Kansas1876%