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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1967 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/18119/show/17824.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1967 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/18119/show/17824

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1967 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 20, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/18119/show/17824.

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Title Houstonian 1967
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Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Transcript 1966-67 Cage Season Seems Sensational From Start The Cougars began the 1966-67 season at home and in the seventh slot in the wire service polls. During the regular season the Big Red traveled from Portland to Miami with stops in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Indiana, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canyon, Texas. The Coogs also played 12 home games and four in*the tournament winning all of them. UH's home mark boosted the Big Red's home win skein to 38, a new school record. UH moved around in the polls too, occupying every position from ninth to third and ending the campaign ranked sixth nationally by the UPI. Before the season even began UH seemed a sure bet for an invitation to the NCAA tournament. The wealth of talent returning from the 1965-66 squad and the fine sophomore prospects up from the tough freshman team promised trophies for the team and traumas for the opposition. The Big "E", Elvin Hayes, had made all the all- american teams as a sophomore and seemed a sure bet to become the top scorer and rebounder in UH history before the season's end. Hayes scored his 1453rd. point and pulled down his 864th. rebound before a capacity home crowd February 25 to set both the career marks. Creighton was the victim that night. Don "Duck" Chaney was another sophomore who had received a lot of notice in the all-american polls. His defense, ball handling and scoring made him invaluable. As a junior, his steals and dunks proved the turning point in many UH games. Senior co-captains Leary Lentz, and Gary Grider brought poise, experience, and solid scoring ability to the talent-rich Cougars. Lentz was often the unsung hero, spending much of his time guarding the top emeny scorer. But the "Tree" placed on the UPI Honorable Mention list in his last year in Cougar land. Grider was the best free throw shooter on the team and was a steady defender and ball handler throughout the year. Don Kruse, the "Teddy Bear", showed fabulous ball handling ability in 1965-66 and again in 1966-67. He made many assists and was almost a third guard when UH faced a tight pressing defense. Melvin Bell, Ken Spain and Vern Lewis became stars in their first seasons on the UH varsity. Bell was a sensation. As a freshman he had broken Haye's scoring record, as a sophomore, he was the team's third leading scorer and started almost every game despite a bad knee. Andy Benson, Niemer Hamood, Theodis Lee, Elliot McVey and Dave Starks also contributed the team effort that gave the squad a 23-3 mark during the regular season wins. UH was a "run and gun" team again but slipped from first in the national scoring derby to a close second in 1966-67. However, the Coogs had an improved defense. The Cougars size and mobility made for great rebounding, a varied offense and a defense that produced many turnovers when it collapsed or sagged on always harried opponents. Elvin Hayes shows the kind of all-out effort that won him first team all-american honors and has made him the top UH scorer and rebounder. 160