(Houston, TX) -- The Cougars play basketball in the University of Houston's new facility tonight for the first time. The former Hofheinz Pavilion underwent a 60-million-dollar makeover, 20-million of which came from local billionaire Tilman Fertitta.
His donation is the biggest individual gift ever presented to Houston Athletics. The university honored Tilman on Thursday night at an invitation-only celebration, in which he was inducted into the UH Athletics Hall of Honor.
The Cougars take on the Oregon Ducks tonight, Saturday, at the new Fertitta Center.