JD is back: How the Cougars ascended

Movin' on up: How the Cougars ascended in the national rankings

Coming off a 27-win season, the University of Houston did not receive a single vote in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll.

Since November, the Cougars have put together one of the most impressive runs in the nation, going 25-1 to move into the top 10 for the first time since the end of the Phi Slama Jama heyday in 1983-84.