2019–20 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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The 2019–20 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cougars are led by sixth-year head coach Kelvin Sampson as members of the American Athletic Conference. They play their home games at Fertitta Center.

Previous season

The Cougars finished the 2018–19 season 29–2, including an AAC-best 16–2 record in conference play. They were the runner-up in the American Athletic Conference Tournament, falling 69–57 to Cincinnati in the final. The Cougars earned the #3 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament, where they went 2–1, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen before falling 62–58 to Kentucky. Houston's final overall season record of 33–4 set a program record for wins.

Offseason

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Landon Goesling 2 G 6'2" 170 GS Senior Bakersfield, CA Graduated
Armoni Brooks 3 G 6'3" 195 Junior Round Rock, TX Declare for 2019 NBA draft
Corey Davis Jr. 5 G 6'1" 190 Senior Lafayette, LA Graduated
Neil VanBeck 15 G 6'4" 200 Freshman Houston, TX Walk-on; left the due to personal reasons
Breaon Brady 24 F 6'8" 260 Senior Akron, OH Graduated
Galen Robinson 25 G 6'1" 190 Senior Houston, TX Graduated

Incoming transfers

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Tyson Cameron 5 G 6'3" 185 Sophomore Bothell, WA Idaho
Quentin Grimes 12 G 6'5" 210 Sophomore The Woodlands, TX Kansas

2019 recruiting class

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Caleb Mills
SG
Arden, NC Asheville Christian Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 5, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
J'Wan Roberts
PF
Killeen, TX Shoemaker High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 2, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Marcus Sasser
SG
Red Oak, TX Red Oak High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 23, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Houston Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  • "2019 Houston Basketball Commitment List". Scout.com. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  • "2019 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2019-09-06.

    2020 recruiting class

    Roster

    2019–20 Houston Cougars men's basketball team
    Players Coaches
    Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
    G 0 Marcus Sasser 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Red Oak Red Oak, Texas
    C 1 Chris Harris Jr. 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Sr San Jacinto JC Houston, Texas
    G 2 Caleb Mills 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS Fr T. C. Roberson Arden, North Carolina
    G 3 DeJon Jarreau 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Jr UMass New Orleans, Louisiana
    F 4 Justin Gorham 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Jr Towson Baltimore, Maryland
    G 5 Tyson Cameron Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Idaho Bothell, Washington
    G 11 Nate Hinton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Gaston Day School Gastonia, North Carolina
    F 13 J'Wan Robertws 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Shoemaker Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
    F 23 Cedrick Alley Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Klein Forest High School Houston, Texas
    G 24 Quentin Grimes Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Kansas The Woodlands, TX
    C 30 Caleb Broodo (W) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS So Dow High School Midland, Michigan
    F 35 Fabian White Jr. 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Atascocita High School Atascocita, Texas
    F/C 55 Brison Gresham 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr UMass New Orleans, Louisiana
    Head coach
    • Kelvin Sampson (UNC Pembroke)
    Assistant coach(es)
    • Alvin Brooks (Lamar)
    • Kellen Sampson (Oklahoma)
    • Quannas White (Oklahoma)

    Legend
    • (C) Team captain
    • (S) Suspended
    • (I) Ineligible
    • (W) Walk-on
    • Injured Injured
    • Redshirt Current redshirt

    Roster

    Schedule and results

    Date
    time, TV
    Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
    city, state
    Exhibition
    November 9, 2019*
    TBA
    Angelo State   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    Non-conference regular season
    November 12, 2019*
    7:00 pm
    Alabama State   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    November 15, 2019*
    8:00 pm, ESPNU
    BYU   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    November 19, 2019*
    7:00 pm
    at Rice
    Rivalry
      
                      Tudor Fieldhouse 
    Houston, TX
    November 22, 2019*
    8:00 pm, P12N
    at Oregon   
                      Matthew Knight Arena 
    Eugene, OR
    November 26, 2019*
    7:00 pm
    Houston Baptist   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    December 4, 2019*
    TBA
    Texas State   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    December 8, 2019*
    TBA
    at South Carolina   
                      Colonial Life Arena 
    Columbia, SC
    December 11, 2019*
    TBA
    UT Arlington   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    December 15, 2019*
    2:00 pm, ESPN2
    Oklahoma State   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    December 19, 2019*
    7:00 pm
    UTEP
    Diamond Head Classic campus site game
      
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    December 22, 2019*
    2:00 pm, ESPNU
    vs. Portland
    Diamond Head Classic Quarterfinals
      
                      Stan Sheriff Center 
    Honolulu, HI
    December 23, 2019*
    3:30 pm/6:00 pm, ESPNU/ESPN2
    vs. Georgia Tech/Boise State
    Diamond Head Classic
      
                      Stan Sheriff Center 
    Honolulu, HI
    December 25, 2019*
    vs. 
    Diamond Head Classic
      
                      Stan Sheriff Center 
    Honolulu, HI
    AAC regular season
    January 3, 2020
    6:00 pm, ESPN2
    UCF   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    January 6, 2020
    6:00 pm, CBSSN
    at Temple   
                      Liacouras Center 
    Philadelphia, PA
    January 11, 2020
    3:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
    at Tulsa   
                      Reynolds Center 
    Tulsa, OK
    January 15, 2020
    8:00 pm, CBSSN
    SMU   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    January 18, 2020
    3:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
    at Wichita State   
                      Charles Koch Arena 
    Wichita, KS
    January 23, 2020
    8:00 pm, ESPNU
    UConn   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    January 26, 2020
    1:00 pm, CBSSN
    South Florida   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    January 29, 2020
    6:00 pm, ESPN3
    at East Carolina   
                      Williams Arena 
    Greenville, NC
    February 1, 2020
    5:00 pm, ESPN2
    at Cincinnati   
                      Fifth Third Arena 
    Cincinnati, OH
    February 6, 2020
    8:00 pm, ESPNU
    Tulane   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    February 9, 2020
    2:00 pm, ESPN
    Wichita State   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    February 12, 2020
    8:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
    at South Florida   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    February 15, 2020
    1:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
    at SMU   
                      Moody Coliseum 
    Dallas, TX
    February 19, 2020
    8:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
    Tulsa   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    February 22, 2020
    1:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2
    at Tulane   
                      FedExForum 
    Memphis, TN
    March 1, 2020
    12:00 pm, ESPN
    Cincinnati   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    March 6, 2020
    6:00 pm, CBSSN
    at UConn   
                      Harry A. Gampel Pavilion 
    Storrs, CT
    March 8, 2020
    11:00 am, CBS
    Tulane   
                      Fertitta Center 
    Houston, TX
    AAC Tournament
    March 12–15, 2020
    vs.    
                      Dickies Arena 
    Fort Worth, TX
    *Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
    All times are in Central Time.

    Rankings

    Ranking movements
    Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
    NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
    Week
    Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
    AP Not released 
    Coaches

    References

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