Long Season Ends on Bright Note
MIAMI, Miami, Jan. 24—Jack Margenthaler and Chet Oliver almost ruined
Miami's strategy of clogging up the free throw lane as they hit 10 of 16
field goal attempts between them from outside the circle, but the Hurricanes
hung on long enough to gain a 71-70 verdict.
FLORIDA STATE, Tallahassee, Jan. 25—The Florida State Seminoles ended
a two-day UH excursion into the Sunshine State on the same dismal note with
which it began as they took a 76-69 decision from the Cougars. Lyle Harger
scored 22 points and took in 8 rebounds.
TCU, Houston, Jan. 29—Houston returned home gratefully to greet its cousins
from Ft. Worth, The TCU Horned Frogs, with a present in the form of an 87-71
defeat. In seven games the Toads have never beaten UH. Harger swept the
boards for 24 rebounds and scored 27 points. Schverak racked up 23 points,
13 rebounds, and 5 assists.
TEXAS A&M, Houston, Jan. 30—DeWayne Bond, a 6-7 reserve center who
had scored only nine points all season, replaced Harger when he fouled out with
5:53 to play and scored six points to lead the Cats to a 58-57 win over the Ags.
Chet Oliver sank a free throw for the winning point.
NORTH TEXAS, Denton, Feb. 2—Chet Oliver and Lyle Harger sparked a
second-half comeback which overcame an eight-point halftime shortage and
dumped North Texas, 68-62.
TULSA, Houston, Feb. 9—Folly Malone and Eddie Winch were lost to the
Cougars as the result of poor grades and the loss, particularly of Malone's
smooth floor play, was painfully evident as Tulsa bopped the Cats, 76-69.
TEXAS WESLEY AN, Houston, Feb. 13—Houston gave Texas Wesleyan,
a power in small college basketball in the state, a shocking introduction to the
big time with a 125-74 defeat. Four school records were broken.
TRINITY, Houston, Feb. 16—Lyle Harger scored 50 points, tying Don
Boldebuck's school record for one game and out-scoring the entire Trinity team,
as the Cougars ripped the Tigers, 99-46.
LOYOLA (CHICAGO), Houston, Feb. 23—Loyola, which was to depose
Cincinnati as NCAA champion later in the season, had to display all its brilliance
to defeat Houston in the Cats' last home game, 62-58.
TULSA, Tulsa, Feb. 28—The host Tulsa Hurricane rolled up a quick lead over
UH and never lost it as it coasted to an 88-80 win. Tulsa hit 55% from the field.
DE WAYNE BOND
St. Charles, Mo.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma City, Mar. 1—Don Schverak swiped the ball
in the closing seconds and sank a lay-up to give the Cougars a 75-73 win over
NCAA Tournament-bound Oklahoma City. It was the Chiefs' first loss in 14
games, since UH beat them here in Houston.
Bronx, N. Y.