Raleigh Cougars

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Raleigh Cougars
Raleigh Cougars logo
LeagueUSBL 1997–1999
HistoryRaleigh Cougars
ArenaDorton Arena
LocationRaleigh, North Carolina

The Raleigh Cougars was a United States Basketball League team based in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1997 to 1999. The team included many well known players from local colleges. The team played its home games at Dorton Arena. The Cougars were owned by Clyde "The Glide" Austin, a former Harlem Globetrotters and North Carolina State basketball star, and Cozell McQueen, a former North Carolina State and Euroleague player.


In 1997 the team finished with a 14–12 record and advanced to the semifinals of the USBL Postseason Festival, where they lost to Atlantic City. In 1998, they had an 11–14 record and were eliminated in round one of the Festival. In 1999, their final year, the team finished with a 5–21 record.

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