The Rice Owls defeating the Houston Cougars 79-69 on Wednesday night wasn't surprising. Or rather, it shouldn't have been surprising. Not to anybody who has actually watched both teams play this season.
The Cougars are the more talented team. They're more athletic. They have speed, size, and length ... More >>
It's been a tough season for senior Houston shooting guard Darian Thibodeaux. The team's been a disappointment. And coming into Wednesday's home finale against the Tulane Green Wave, he'd been mired in a slump that saw him having gone six games without hitting a field goal while having missed his la ... More >>
The Houston Cougars defeated the SMU Mustangs 62-59 on Saturday night. The leading scorer, with 27 points, was Joseph Young, son of UH legend and current director of basketball operations Michael Young. The radio analyst for the game was former Cougar legend, all-time NBA great, and basketbal ... More >>
It was all right there for the taking. A win and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles would take sole possession of first place in Conference USA. A win and Southern Miss head coach Larry Eustachy would earn his 400th victory as a head coach.
But on a misty, drizzling, miserable Saturday night in the ... More >>
The Houston Cougars dashed off to a 13-0 lead against the Rice Owls on Wednesday night. The offense worked to perfection. There was some decent defense being played. But as the teams went into a timeout only 7:45 into the game, one couldn't help but sense doom hanging over the Hofheinz Pavilion cour ... More >>
John RoyalRice's Arsalan Kazemi battles for position under the Rice basketNo coach wants to have to draw up a play with 2.3 seconds left that, if it works, merely ties the score and sends the game to overtime. But such was the position Rice Owls coach Ben Braun was in last night, his Owls do ... More >>
Sure he's smiling now. But wait until the season startsIt may seem like it's been awhile since Mack Rhoades and the Houston Cougars hired James Dickey to take over the men's basketball program.But in many ways, the time has been flying by as Dickey and his staff have attempted to se ... More >>
Coach Greg Wise watches over the Yates players. Photos by Bryan WilliamsWhen the Houston Press was looking for a photographer to take pictures of the Yates basketball team for this week's cover story, "Third Ward High," we found the perfect guy: Bryan Williams, a member of the University of Houst ... More >>