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National Collegiate Athletic Association. University of Houston Basketball NCAA Tournament Guide - Page 10. 1968. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 30, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/546/show/540.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association. (1968). University of Houston Basketball NCAA Tournament Guide - Page 10. University of Houston Sports Championship Publications. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/champ/item/546/show/540

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Title University of Houston Basketball NCAA Tournament Guide
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
Publisher National Collegiate Athletic Association
Date 1968
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  • Basketball
  • College sports
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  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • University of Houston
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  • programs (documents)
Language English
Physical Description 16 page document
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Original Item Location ID 2009-006, Box7, Folder 5
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Transcript SPEAKING OVT Elvin Hoyes— Going Up htJuv^JuujgaeWLTO* GROSS Lew Alcindor has never allowed anybody to push him against a wall to determine accurately what fraction of an inch over 7-1 his head reaches. They have measured the smudge prints on the glass backboajtfs his fingers have left. These are 11 feeft from the floor. When Houston abruptly severed UCLA's 47-game winning: streak recently, Elvin (Big: £) Hayes, almost a half foot shorter, but considerably more muscular and visceral than the Big A, consistently leaped over Alcindor at both end* of the floor to dominate the big: guy in Houston's big: Dome before the biggest crowd ever to see a college basketball game. Hayes (6-8) challenged and won. How high is up for Hayes? "We really don't know," says coach Guy Lewis, whose clothes cover the colors of the spectrum and whose eyes shine with the Cougars No. 1 ratings "We have never really measured. £11 I know is that when we beat Marquette in the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii, Elvin had 15 blocks as- well as 45 points. When we beat Texas Tech, Gene Gibson (the coach) said if they gave credit for blocked shots, Elvin'd be averaging 100 points a game." For those interested in numbers, devotion to the trust requires the disclosure that Hayes has averaged 33 points plus per game as Houston has won 19 straight this season and 20 in a row since losing to UCLA in last March's NCAA semifinals. Big E canned a big 48 against Fairfield Monday night, net exactly the caliber of opposition to rank with the Bruins, but more of a warm up for the Cougars' meeting with Marshall of W. Virginia in the opener of tomorrow night's Madison Square Garden doublehcader. Just as Alcindor was put in the show- %^ case last Friday and S&turday against Holy Cross and Boston College, Hayes now undergoes additional dissection as this season's likely No. 1 pro draftee. They are two different people, from two different parts of the country witn two different outlooks upon life—Alcindor already nationally known and courted as far back as his sophomore season in Power Memorial High, Hayes an unknown from Eula Britton In Rayvilie. La. Lew didn't have to build a reputation. "I," said Hayes, "had to make a name for myself. Nobody knew me." This isn't precisely accurate. They knew Hayes in the Bayou country. They also knew him at Texas Southern, a Negro university little more than a block away from Houston's campus. Isaac Morehead, then TSU coach, advised Lewis, whose team had not yet become integrated, about him. "He's up at Rayville," said Morehead, "and he's got everything to become another Bill Russell." "If he's that good why tell me about hi**?" Lewis asked. Morehead laid it on the line. "I'd like to have him, but I can't get him. His coach went to Grambling, two of his sisters went to Southern. I don't want him at either place. We've got to play both of them. Anything I can do to help you get him, just call on me." HAYES Actually, Grambling was bending every effort to get him. | The Knieks' Willis Reed, for instance, did his student teaching at i Minden, La., wt*en he was a Grambling teentor. He drove the 751 miles to Hayes' home to persuade him. Hayes visited a week at I Grambling, along with other possible recruitees. "One day," said Willis, "I was In the gym doing my Job, cleaning up, and Haye* was in there shooting. "Hey, Elvin/' said Reed, "you want me?" "Get your gym shoes and come on ont here. I'll take you one-on-ene," said the high school senior to the college All-America. "Another time," said Willis. "Hershel West, who was at > Grambling and came from Rayville, told me. 'This kid's really ; good. He does a lot of big talking, but he can back it up.'" Reed laughed as he relished a recollection. "One day Elvin j told West, 'Get Reed for me.' Hershel said to him, 'Man, you're no good. Stay in your own class or I'll really send Reed over to take -care of you.' That's all Elvin needed to hear," said Willis. "'Get that cat up here,' he said. I'll eat him up. I'll eat him alive.'" *Tftat_ what I lifced about him," said-Willis. *He was an ag-J gre^sive player. Here he was still in high school and I was an i All-America and he was big-mouthing it, but believed what he said. He always reminded me of Lucious Jackson (of the Philly 76ers) who went to Bastrop. He piays a lot like him." Yesterday Em Bryant of the Knicks visited with Reed at his home in Springfield Garden, where they talked about Hayes. "I want to see him have a good night at the Garden," said Willis. "He's going to make a little money out of it. The one against UCLA didn't hurt him any. Another one here and it could be a lot of money;" As time is measured, it isn't too long ago when Hayes enrolled at Houston and, like the country boy he was, would awaken ! at dawn to wait for the chow line to open, He couldn't understand how pthers would sleep until 8 a.m. 'As talent is measured, Elvin won't have to wait on chow lines, when theiNBA andAEA fight {pr his, body.,tf*w high is up fo^vblayesT.Vou don't measure it in inches. You ^Qigb4jt ,U*.£0l& ln%\$ irfi.»»v Vrt < -■'< »,«.• *. <■'.«•«