Mattress Mack sends 150 UH fans to Final Four game

The lucky winners got a free flight on a private jet to Indianapolis to watch the game!

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JAMES MCINGVALE: Everything's good. How are you?

- Dude, we've got our U of H gear, our fever. We're ready to go, excited about tonight.

JAMES MCINGVALE: U of H shirt on.

- There you go. So first question for you is you've kind of become really popular, I dare to say world famous for making these bets. Tell me about this latest one on U of H.

JAMES MCINGVALE: The latest bet is-- you know, I was talking to one of my gambling friends the other day about the future odds to win the NCAA title. And I thought 8 to 1 would be a good price on U of H. And it turned out it was 9 to 1.

So I decided to bet $1 million on the Cougars to win it all at 9 to 1. So a bet of $1 million returns 10. So I got my fingers crossed and 10 toes down pulling for the U of H Cougars, our hometown team.

- How exciting is that for you? I mean, you got the Astros, who were obviously doing really well. Now you've got U of H kind of in the national spotlight. What does that mean to you as a Houstonian and one of the faces of Houston, if you will?

JAMES MCINGVALE: I think all Houstonians are sports fans. We love our Rockets, love the Texans, love the Astros. And you know, we love U of H, and Rice, and all the other teams here. So having the fact that U of H might be able to get the elite spot in college basketball in the country is really exciting for all of us.

Four games to go, and we'll all be pulling very, very hard for those Cougars tonight when they play Syracuse. So go, Cougs. Wear that red. And we'll hope the Cougs are victorious the next four games and bring home a national championship to Houston. That would be spectacular.

- One more question for you, Mack. If you could go in the locker room today, if you could address the guys before the game, what would you say to them.

JAMES MCINGVALE: I'd say the entire city is proud of them. The entire city loves the way they fight. They never give up, as evidenced by their last game. And just keep it up. And I think the Cougars have a great coach.

They've got a great team. And probably most importantly, as Renew Couture would say, they have a great culture. So I would say, go, Cougs. Go out there and do your thing. Play your game, and let's bring home a win.