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Against the sorrowful backdrop of this past weekend's tragic events, we did cover the week's Cougar news, including a pair of wins for Cougar men's basketball. We also talked a bonkers AAC race, and how this coming week's games will shine light on the rest of said race.
Houston Cougar men's basketball made a statement this week, stunning Wichita State on the road after taking care of business against SMU at home. We're talking what worked this week, and reevaluating the rest of the season with Houston suddenly the conference favorite(?).
We got news this week and most of it was quite... not great. Leading off, we try and be circumspect about the Houston Cougar career of D'Eriq King as he announced that he would pursuing a graduate transfer at another institution. Of course, we also address what this means going forward for Clayton Tune and the 2020 Cougar team.
Cougar men's basketball dropped a frustrating game in Tulsa and we talk about that, along with a tough road trip that awaits this weekend in Wichita. The Cougar women's shooty hoopers faced the human wood chipper of UConn and get a more manageable AAC opponent this weekend.
PLUS, TRACK AND TENNIS!!!!
It didn't sneak up on us, but a change is in the air now that its here. That's right, AAC play has kicked off for Cougar men's and women's basketball. The Cougar men's shooty hoopers opened their conference account by beating a game UCF team at the Fertitta Center and outlasting the Temple Owls on the road.
Not to be overlooked the women's shooty hoopers split a pair home conference games with strong positives and lingering flaws on display in roughly equal parts, as that young team figures out who they are in 2020.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!
- Cougar alums in the NFL playoffs
- A closer look at the absurd rebounding ability of Cougar men's basketball
- Another stat deep dive on the absurd 2019 Cougar football schedule, with the 2019 AAC season in the books
Its a new year and a new decade so we returned with some fresh listener questions to weigh in on with all of the knowledge and spicy hot takes we can muster.
And of course we didn't overlook the week that was for Cougar women's basketball, plus looking ahead to the start of AAC play for both the men's and women's basketball programs in the coming days.