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Houstonian 1996 - High Voltage. 1996. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 27, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15423.

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(1996). Houstonian 1996 - High Voltage. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15423

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Title Houstonian 1996
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
Date 1996
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1996, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript o o Recapping the 1996 season Going into the Southwest The Cougars were 2-6 in their first Conference's swan song season, the eight games, with the only bright point being University of Houston men's basketball team a near upset of then- No.4 Arizona Dec. 2 (a boasted a proud tradition, with superstars 73-69 result). such as Alvin Hayes, Hakeem Olajuwon, Starting Moore's and Gowdy's third Otis Birdsong and Clyde Drexler who lead game back, it was a different story, the team to many outstanding seasons. Brooks placed Gowdy into the start- However, this was not the case for ing point guard spot and Kenya Capers, the the two seasons prior to this one. For two years that had UH fans crying, an undersized, inexperienced group that had Tim Moore and little else compiled a 17- teams' leading scorer at that point, become the Cougar's sixth man. Capers responded by becoming one of the top reserves in the league. photo by Brian Dear 38 record, the worst two-year ecord in Cougar basketball history. But this season would be different. Third-year coach Alvin Brooks recruited 7-foot-2 Adrian Taylor, the tallest athlete ever to play at the University of Houston, and 6- foot-8 Anthony Knox to take care of the undersized label. Add that to the return of injured red-shirt Kenya Capers, and an extra year of experience for guard Damon Jones and forwards Moore, Kirk Ford and Glen Robinson, and these Cougars were ready to roar. But the first snag in their re-emergence happened when Moore, Robinson and The Cougars responded by winning 15 of their next 18 games. The "Cardiac Coogs" began winning by a few points a game and had to overcome double-digit leads in six of their conference games to win them. Their wins were habitually heart-pounding, stomach-churning, nail- biting, edge-of-your-seat affairs. Their season was highlighted by a stunning 69-67 upset of then-No. 3 Memphis before conference play began and an 86-76 win over Texas in the last regular season game to finish second in the conference. All-SWC First Team selection Moore led UH and the league in rebounding (10.9) and led the Cougars in scoring (17.3). Including Moore and Capers, Houston sport- newly acquired point guard Lonzell Gowdy ed one of the most talented lineups in the were declared ineligible for the fall semester league, with Ford (14.4 points a game and and the first six games of the season. 78.8 percent shooting from the line), Jones (Robinson would miss the first 12 until he (11.9 points and 57 three-pointers at 34.1 completed an extra class during the winter percent shooting) and Robinson (7.7 points break.) on 53 percent shooting from the floor). The second happened when Taylor But in the end, the "Cardiac Coogs" suffered a separated shoulder and was side- had a heart attack. lined for six weeks, then for the whole sea- When the Cougars entered the SWC son when he injured it again after playing for Dr Pepper Post-Season Classic as the No. 2 only 15 minutes. seed facing the Mustangs, the debate was t\mt t/t m 4JIC4J VOIMCtf IllllW