Space City Shootout
NIRSA Region IV Basketball Tournament

Hosted by the University of Houston and Texas Southern University

Tournament Information

Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5, 2017

Brian Mills
Tournament Director - Registration
Phone: 713-743-9506

Trent Graham
Assistant Tournament Director - Officials and Operations  
Phone: 713-743-5576

Jeremy Lewis
Assistant Tournament Director - All -Tournament
Phone: 713-313-6897

Jessica Allen
Assistant Tournament Director - TSU Operations
Phone: 713-313-6881

Entry Fee
Late Registration
Feb. 4 – Feb. 24 | $350 NIRSA Affiliates

Non-NIRSA Affiliates
Jan. 2 - Feb. 24 | $350

Registration for a team without players
If your school wants to reserve a spot for this tournament, you can submit a blank entry form with school and school administration information and make a full payment for the team.

Payment for teams
Payment information should not included on entry form. We will call the team contact and make payment arrangements.

Roster updates/additions/subtractions

  1. Tournament Registration Form
  2. Player Certification Form
  3. NIRSA Code of Conduct
  4. NIRSA Waiver (1 per player/coach)
  5. UH Waiver (1 per player/coach)
  6. TSU Waiver (1 per player/coach)
  7. Photo release (1 per player/coach)
Adding players after team info has been submitted

If you need to add a player, you need to print the entry formplayer verification formcode of conductNIRSA waiverUH waiver, Photo release and TSU waiver  and have only the additional players on these documents. The documents must be approved by the IMS professional on campus and the players MUST be verified by the registrar seal and hours. This is the same process you did when you created your roster. YOUR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ADDED ON SITE WITHOUT ALL OF THE VERIFICATION PAPERWORK.

If you need to remove players, you need to email Brian Mills at and provide your school name, team name, and players to be removed. We will take it from there.

We are creating your rosters on 

    • School name is UH Space City Shootout Basketball Tournament
    • ADD Players who are at schools that use imleagues can add UH Space City Shootout Basketball Tournament as a school
    • UH will be creating rosters

Registration Updated

as of 2/22/2017

Women's Division 

0 spots remaining out of 16 max - WAILTIST ONLY
Confirmed/Paid Women's Teams
  1. Angelo State University - Rambelle Club
  2. Angelo State University - Vixen
  3. Baylor University Women
  4. HCC Southwest Eagles
  5. Lamar University Women
  6. Lone Star College Tomball
  7. Prairie View A&M - Game Changers
  8. SFA Women's Club
  9. South Texas College Lady Jaguars
  10. TAMU Commerce - #weOfficial
  11. TAMU Corpus Christie - Women's
  12. Texas Southern University Women
  13. UH Downtown Women
  14. University of Houston Women
  15. UT Rio Grande Valley Women
  16. UTSA Hoopers

Women's Waitlist

  • Tarleton State University

Men's Division

 10 spots remaining of 40 max
Confirmed/Paid Men's Teams

  1. Arkansas Fort Smith - Kitty Milk
  2. Arkansas Fort Smith - UAFS
  3. Baylor University
  4. HCC Southwest Eagles
  5. Lamar University Men's Club
  6. Lamar University Team Flight
  7. Lone Star College - Kingwood
  8. Lone Star College - Tomball
  9. Lone Star College - North Harris - Hurricanes
  10. LSU - club team (paid by NIRSA)
  11. Prairie View A&M - Game Changers
  12. Rice University
  13. SFASU Club team (paid by NIRSA)
  14. South Texas College Jaguars
  15. Southern Club Team (paid by NIRSA)
  16. Southwestern Assemblies of God University
  17. Southwestern University Men
  18. St. Edwards University Men's Club
  19. TAMU-College Station - Club Team (paid by NIRSA)
  20. TAMU - San Antonio Men
  21. TAMU-Commerce - Squad
  22. TAMU-Corpus Christi
  23. Texas Southern University Men
  24. UH Downtown Men
  25. UH Men 1
  26. UH Men 2
  27. UT-Austin - Texas Elite
  28. UT Rio Grande Valley Royalty
  29. UT Rio Grande Valley Trojans
  30. UTSA Men
  31. UT-Tyler Men

Mail Entry To:
Brian N. Mills
University of Houston
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-6056

Scan and Email Entry To:
Brian N. Mills
NOTE: Please password protect your PDF files and send a second email with the password.

Fax Entry To:
Brian N. Mills



  1. Officials Application (1 per official) - online registration opens January 9
  2. US Individual Vendor Setup (1 per official)
  3. Direct Deposit Form (1 per official)
  4. W9 (1 per official)

Deadline for official applications is Friday, February 3, 2017 by 12:00pm. We will follow-up with all applications by Wednesday, February 8, 2017. All selected officials must completed payroll paperwork by Friday, February 10, 2017. The payroll system at the University of Houston is a very slow process and so this is the page that will tell you exactly how to fill out the rest of this packet to make the process go as smoothly as possible. This will help us expedite the process (hopefully). It takes 30 days to process this paperwork, so we hope to get a jump on it. If you are selected and work the event, you should receive a paycheck by April 7, 2017.

Vendor Setup Coversheet

  • Fill in the Name, Phone #, and Email lines
  • Check One-Time Refund Recipient (UH will sign and date)


  • Fill out your name, address, city, state, and zip code lines.
  • Check Individual
  • Enter your social security number on Part 1
  • Sign and date Part 2
  • No other sections or lines need to be filled out

Direct Deposit Authorization/Advance Payment Notification

  • Section 1: check new setup
  • Section 2: fill in your social security number, your name, phone #, address, city, state, and zip
  • Section 3: fill out your financial institution name (name of your bank), city and state of the bank, routing number, account number, and the type of account
  • Section 4: check no
  • Section 5: sign, print and date
  • Nothing needs to be filled out by the official after section 5

Team and Player Eligibility

All teams and participants must be in compliance with NIRSA Championship Series eligibility guidelines. Click here for guidelines and rules.


Space City Shootout Tournament Rules

Team Captains Meeting

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm in the CRWC Rotunda Classroom.

Master Game Schedules

Refunds and Cancellations

Payment for registration will not be refunded once the early registration period has passed.

If the tournament is canceled for some reason, a partial reimbursement will be made to all teams.

Tournament Site of Play

University of Houston
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204

Texas Southern University
Recreation Center
3100 Clebourne Street
Houston, Texas 77004
Bldg 111 Student Recreation Center
Driving directions to the TSU Rec center

Regional Winners

Regional Champions will receive an automatic bid to participate in the NIRSA National Basketball Championships at The Ohio State University. Champions will also receive a travel stipend to play at the National Championship from April 21-23, 2017.

Hotel / Accommodations

Due to the Houston Rodeo, we were unable to work out confirmed room blocks. Hotels were not willing to allow room blocks for large groups if we could only confirm one night. If you have never attended the Houston Rodeo, this is a major month long event for the city of Houston with 10’s of 1,000’s of people attending on a weekly basis. Below are a number of hotels in the Pearland area. Pearland is south of UH on 288S or I-45S. Most of these are off of 288S.

Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks
2712 Southwest Fwy Houston TX 77098
(713) 523-8448

Hilton Garden Inn Houston Clear Lake NASA
750 W Texas Ave, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 332-6284

Springhill Suites By Marriott Pearland Houston TX
1820 Country Place Pkwy, Pearland, TX 77584
(713) 436-7377

Fairfield Inn & Suites Houston Hobby Airport 
8730 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017
(713) 436-7377

Holiday inn Express – Pearland 
13931 South Freeway, Pearland TX 77047

Comfort Suites Pearland 
2806 Miller Ranch Rd, Pearland TX 

Staff Hotel
Courtyard Marriott

11200 Broadway Street
Pearland, TX 77584