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Houstonian 1992 - Sports. 1992. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 3, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19526.

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(1992). Houstonian 1992 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19526

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Transcript SAM MACK Senior forward makes a come-from-behind win, while leaving his troubles in the past W hen Sam Mack arrived on the University of Houston campus, not many people knew what to expect. Most people knew that he was a great basketball player, being voted to the Big Eight all-newcomer team at Iowa State, but was wondering when all that stuff in the past would ever be in the past." Mack left Arizona State after being kicked off the team, a victim of two other run-ins with the law. followed up with 32 points against #6 rated North Carolina. Mack brought in a new scoring threat, complementing Cougar veterans Craig Upchurch and Daniels. He also His next stop was at Tyler Junior brought the desire to win, and win at any Mack also came with some heavy bag- College, where he finally quieted down cost. gage. his actions off the court and heated up on In a game in College Station against Mack attended four colleges in the court. Catching the eye of Houston the Aggies, Mack decided to put on a show, five years, and resolved three run-ins coach Pat Foster. Mack began hitting three pointers, slowly with the law, not exactly making him role Foster took a lot of heat, giving pulling UH back into the game. He scored model of the year. the Chicago native with such a bad repu- 18 of the Cougars final 26 poin is loi a u mu tation one more chance at big time college B-Ball. "I knew there was something there that could backfire and hurt our ■ Teammate senior Derrick Daniels was some what wary of the new forward. "I was just plain scared of him when he first got" here. You hear a lot of rumors about a guy like that. You hear that he's been in the pen, that he robbed a Burger King, that he likes_ to mug people." "I thought, 'Hey man, I don't want to get on that guy's bad side.' But then when we were around him, we saw that he wasn't somebody to be afraid of. I 11 All I wanted to do this year in Houston was show people that I'm not just the guy they heard all the bad stories about/1 -UH Senior Forward Sam Mack Photo by Thomas Nguyen behind, much needed victory. The win kept the Cougars in a close race for the SWC title. Mack also took control of the SWC ""tournament bringing the Cougars from behind in a double overtime game against TCU and a killer game against Texas. After a nasty fall in the TCU game and a sleepless night with an team," said Foster. "But I really believed ice pack, Mack dragged Houston through a that we needed Sam to become the kind of team we wanted to be." Mack said, "All I wanted to do this year in Houston was to show people think Sam went out of his way to try to fit that I'm not just the guy they heard all the m,' said Daniels. While at ISU, he was arrested for armed robbery at a Burger King (no conviction), a fact that Rice fans would not let him forget. At a game in Autry Court, Rice students presented a sea of paper crowns from the establishment. After the victory, Mack took one crown back with him. "I still have it," he said. "It represents college basketball, and growing up, taking the good with the bad. If I let it bother me, I wouldn't have accomplished my goals as a person." "Sam smiled all day then," Daniels said. "But I was with him later on that bad stories about. I wanted to show everybody that basically, I'm a good person. Foster surrounded the 6-foot-7 senior with a team that hadn't yet been able to achieve the success it was due, and with several seniors on the squad, this was the year to do it. This was Mack's last shot, his last tough fight against Texas, scoring 28 points. Only due to a voting screw-up did Mack lose being named the tourney's MVR Then in a first round loss to Georgia Tech, Mack's inside game was the only thing keeping the game close. Mack has learned that his past will never go away, but all he can do is not repeat it. "I'm not trying to duck out on what happened," Mack said. "I realize that I was the one who made the mistakes and I'm the one who's going to have to live with them. I did it all to myself and nothing I say now year of eligibility and he set out to prove is going to change that." that he was coachable, able to act respon- Mack's ability to hit three pointers, sibly, and to be a leading scorer for the and his slashing moves to the bucket may Coogs. Mack was able to fulfill every promise. In his first home game, Mack scored 23 points coming off the bench make him a NBA star, but as a crowd favorite at Hofheinz Pavilion, Sam Mack tound a place he could call home.-John Silver and Michael Edwards night and that thing at Rice hurt him. He against highly rated Villanova. He then Basketball 129