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Houston makes history by facing only double-digit seeds en route to Final Four

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No. 2 Houston's path to its first Final Four appearance since 1984 has come with its challenges. Those roadblocks just haven't come in the form of the opposition's seed.

The Cougars became the first team in NCAA Tournament history to face only double-digit seeds en route to the Final Four after knocking off No. 12 Oregon State.

Houston faced No. 15 Cleveland State, No. 10 Rutgers, and No. 11 Syracuse before Monday's matchup. The Cougars beat their low-seeded foes by an average of 14 points per game.

Houston has yet to face a team ranked higher than 20th in KenPom rankings this season. However, the program will face either No. 1 Baylor or No. 3 Arkansas in the Final Four. If the Cougars advance, they could potentially meet undefeated Gonzaga in the championship game.

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