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Remembering the journey: UH basketball celebrates a historic season

Making the Final Four for the first time in 37 years isn’t the first thing that comes to Kelvin Sampson’s mind when he looks back on the 2020-21 Houston basketball team.

Rather the smaller moments come to the forefront of Sampson’s mind when he reflects on the Cougars historic season like eating gas station chicken salad, potato chips and honey buns as the team meal on a February afternoon when the entire city of Houston was without power and water or only having six guys available to practice due to COVID-19 protocols.

“Everything we went through shaped us and formed us but I’ll remember the journey,” Sampson said.