UH tips off March Madness redemption vs. Georgia State

TULSA, Oklahoma (KTRK) -- The University of Houston Cougars tipped off their NCAA tournament redemption journey Friday in their first round matchup with the Georgia State Panthers.

UH rightfully earned a No. 3 seed in the Midwest Region of the Big Dance, with head coach Kelvin Sampson leading the Coogs to a 31-3 season and the AAC regular season championship.

Houston faces the winner of No. 6 Iowa State vs. No. 11 Ohio State.

In 2018, the Cougars exited the tournament after a last second shot by Michigan buried UH in the second round.

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