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WATCH: Shirtless Houston Coach Kelvin Sampson Celebrates Win

Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars are heading to the Sweet 16 for a third straight NCAA Tournament, but unlike any time before, the head coach celebrated in an unusual fashion.

After No. 5 seed Houston’s 68-53 second-round win over the No. 4 seed Illinois Fighting Illini in Pittsburgh, Sampson’s players emptied their water bottles on their head coach leading the 66-year-old to peel off his shirt during the celebration.

OutKick’s Sam Amico reports that along with being fun to watch, Sampson has turned the Cougars into a consistent top-15 program after they had reached the tourney just one in 26 years before him.

Now, they have reached the Sweet Sixteen for the third straight year — that might just be something to celebrate.

The Cougars will next face the winner of Sunday night’s ArizonaTCU game. Arizona, of course, is the No. 1 overall seed in the South. The last team the Wildcats — or Horned Frogs — likely want to see is the Cougars.

You can also watch the clip below:


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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