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Houstonian 1988 - Sports. 1988. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 5, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19238.

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(1988). Houstonian 1988 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19238

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Title Houstonian 1988
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
Date 1988
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1988, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript 'Formidable Squad' Surpasses Expectations Pat Foster is either remarkably shrewd or was genuinely surprised with his Cougars this year. In a preseason interview, Foster, coach of the men's basketball team, called 1987-88 a transition year, adding that "within two years, we would be a legitimate top-20 club." Yet by season's end, the Coogs had progressed from a middle-of-the-Southwest Conference team to one which finished in the Round of 16 in the NIT. So, Pat, which is it: bad-mouthing or an honest assessment of preseason talent? Actually, Foster's label of a "transition year" says more about the resilient strength of the UH program than the talent of this year's team. This was a squad with 1987's junior college player of the year, a member of the Brazilian National Team and a high- school Ail-American. And although UH team experience was near its lowest of the decade for the Cougars, the group coalesced into a formidable squad, with inside muscle and outside bombers. Still, the change from gangly foal to prom ising colt was painful and lengthy. The coming-out party was a nationally-televised game against the highly-touted Louisville Cardinals, late in the season. Playing before 19,000 of the home fans, the Cardinals quickly gained command of the game and were coasting toward the win when a problem threatened the outcome — Houston wouldn't die. Richard Hollis and Horace Chaney combined for several three-point goals in the last five minutes. And after trailing by as much as 19, the Cougars were within three with 11 seconds left. Although Houston lost the game, 73-69, they proved to themselves that they could compete — and beat — some of the best in the country. Less than 24 hours later, they returned to Hofheinz Pavilion and exercised that lesson on the shocked Virginia Cavaliers, beating the ACC representative by 23 points. Now, the steady Hollis (who scored in double figures in 28 of the 31 UH games) had company while leading the team. Chaney, who had emerged from an early-season slump, became one of the best three-point threats left in the league. After he left the team for seven days at midseason, point guard Randy Brown became the defensive captain, topping the team in steals and assists. And while he was relatively quiet on and off the court, it would be a mistake to overlook 7-foot-1 Rolando Fer- reira, who was the team workhorse in the paint. Things weren't so rosy for UH earlier in the year, though. The beginning of the season had more hiccups and bumps than grandpa's old Ford. The Cougars opened with three wins, none particularly difficult. Then UH played Nevada-Las Vegas in perhaps the biggest game at Hofheinz since Foster took over for Guy Lewis two years ago. The Rebels, a Final Four team a year earlier, were never really tested. While UH was suffering without a consistent outside threat, UNLV's Gerald Paddio was hitting seven three-pointers from the shooting guard spot. Ferreira had one of his most inspired games Sports 129