The Cougars (11-3, No. 26 KenPom) lost three of their top four scorers from last season’s Sweet 16 team, but they look like they’re headed back to the tournament because of two new additions: Quentin Grimes, the 6-5 sophomore who transferred from Kansas and was granted a waiver to play right away; and Caleb Mills, a chip-on-his shoulder, under-the-radar freshman from North Carolina who is the team’s third-leading scorer at 11.6 points per game. None of Houston’s top seven players is taller than 6-7, yet this team is ranked second in the country in offensive rebound percentage and 10th in block percentage. That’s Kelvin Sampson for you. The Cougars lost a couple of close ones at home to BYU and Oklahoma State, but they scored a critical win over Washington in Hawaii and will be very much in the race for the American’s regular-season title.