FORT WORTH, Texas – Dickies Arena will host the Southwest Showcase presented by Simmons Bank for the first time on Sunday, November 29. The double header event will be played between Texas Tech University vs. University of Houston and Sam Houston State University vs. Boise State University.
Texas Tech and Houston rivaled each other for many years beginning in 1972 when Houston joined Texas Tech in The Southwest Conference. The teams most recent match up in 2014, resulted in an 82-69 victory for the Houston Cougars, breaking a nine-game matchup win streak for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Sam Houston State and Boise State will take to the court for the second time in program history. The first match up took place in 1987 with a 73-66 victory for Boise State.
“We are excited to revive some historic basketball matchups at Dickies Arena,” said Trail Drive Management Corp.’s Matt Homan, president and general manager of Dickies Arena. “In collaboration with the NCAA, health professionals and government leaders we have implemented extensive procedures and protocols to protect the health and safety of the student athletes, coaches and fans. We look forward to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests and bringing great games to Fort Worth.”
Tipoff, on sale dates and television broadcast information for all three games will be announced at a later date.
About Dickies Arena
Dickies Arena is a 14,000 seat, spectacular multipurpose venue located adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the State of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations. The arena is owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity, Trail Drive Management Corp. (TDMC). The state-of-the-art arena hosts concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and is home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances. For more information, visit www.DickiesArena.com.