'Holy smokes, that’s a basketball school’: UH alum Jim Nantz reflects on return, Fertitta Center atmosphere - Daily Cougar

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Great remarks.

Much of that pride showed after the game as Nantz spoke and took photos with UH fans and himself alike, posing with Houston’s signature Cougar Paw hand sign.

As he stood at center court after the fanfare had settled, Nantz looked around at the now-empty Fertitta Center and said the venue has “got a feel like a major conference setting” and could “mix it up with anybody.”

“You could put this setting in the SEC, the AAC, the Big 12, the Pac-12,” he said. “You could put it in any of those and it’d be one of the best settings in the conference.

“I don’t even want to use the term mid-major. This is absolutely top tier.”