Houston named #1 seed in NCAA Tournament, will face Longwood in first round

The University of Houston Cougars have been named a #1 seed for the South Regional and will start their journey toward a national championship in Memphis. 

The Cougars first game will be against No. 16 Longwood on either Thursday or Friday at the FedExForum. 

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The Cougars are coming off a loss against Iowa State by a final score of 69-41 on Saturday in the title game. 

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 16: Houston Cougars head coach Kelvin Sampson yells in the second half of the Big 12 tournament final between the Iowa State Cyclones and Houston Cougars on Mar 16, 2024 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO. (Photo by Scott W

The Cougars will tip off against Longwood at 9:20 p.m. on Friday night.