The Houston Men in Gold has been playing in the NBA since 2010, and has won the league title four times in the last five years.
The club also won the 2015 NWAC Tournament, making it the only women’s team to do so since the WNBA merged with the WCC in 2018.
The team has won three consecutive Big Ten Conference Championships, including the 2019 championship.
The Houston Women have won the NWAC Championship three times, including 2016, which the team won with a season-high 32 points and 11 rebounds.
But the team is currently ranked No. 23 in the latest USA Today/HuffPost Coaches Poll, just four spots behind #9 Baylor and #11 Kansas.
The women are expected to get a big boost from the return of former coach Kelly Oubre.
Oubret was named the WAC’s head coach of the year after leading the women to the league’s final two titles in 2015 and 2016.
Houston also will have a lot to be excited about when it takes on top-ranked Michigan State on Sunday in the Big Ten Tournament opener.
With Oubrets return, Houston will have the opportunity to close out its NCAA Tournament run with a win and a win in the tournament’s opening game.
However, this is a big moment for the Houston program, as the Houston women have never had a head coach with the title of Coach of the Year before, and have never been ranked in the top 25.
If the team can stay hot, they could potentially go on to take home the Big 12 Championship or maybe even the national title.