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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 24, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20553.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20553

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Transcript ■■■■■■ Being from Spain, my parents and I felt that I would receive a better education in the United States. And we felt pretty good about my decision to come to the Univer- sity of Houston, School is the most important thing. If I go back to Spain without my degree, my coming to Houston will have been a failure. I Cougars Suffer Worst Season Brooks1 man-to-man defense crumbles Angel Sanz Sophomore/Guard Economics The Cougar Cagers managed to get the most unwanted stat in Cougar history. The team headed by rookie Coach Alvin Brooks delivered the first losing season in 34 years. It was a season so draining to the Cougar fans, that many of them gave up after a 13-game losing streak. After finally posting a win against Rice, Brooks acknowledged the crowd, thanked them for coming and said things would get better. He came through, sort of, with a Southwest Conference record of 5 and 9. Still, the Cougars ended the season 8 and 18. The fault didn't entirely lie with Coach Brooks, but also with a young crew of players who remained after former Coach Pat Foster left for Nevada. Brooks looked to play more man-to-man defense than Foster. "We'll employ a full-court defensive style," said Brooks. "In the past, our bread and butter defense has been a match-up zone in the half court." The Cougars started with a definite disadvantage, losing defensive power Bo Outlaw and 1993's leading scorer, David Diaz. Brooks had to rely on Cougar veteran Rafael Carrasco, sophomore Jermaine Johnson, and newcomer Tim Moore to step up their game. In Brook's favor were senior Anthony Goldwire, 3-point threat Jessie Drain, and new guard Willie Byrd. "We have got a few guys who are trying to adjust to new roles on the team," Brooks said. Jessie Drain started several games the previous year, but found it hard to adjust this year's new line up. "We're still getting used to each other," Drain said. Anthony Goldwire had trouble adjusting, too. "I like playing the point better than two-spot, but the change has made this a very frustrating year," The season started well enough with wins in two exhibition games and against the Akron Zips and Southwest Missouri State, but then everything fell apart. Before the season, Brooks took a look at a hard schedule, with teams like UCLA and DePaul in the line up. He hoped that his team could meet each right out of the tunnel with an aggressive game, but Cougars couldn't make the effort to take charge, losing 13 games in a row, most of them by 5 or more points. "This has been terribly hard to get used to," said Rafael Carrasco about the losing streak. "Things just haven't fallen into place this year." The Cougars lost the first half of their SWC schedule, also. A game against the University of Texas lead to the worst loss in 25 years, 110-78. The Texas press took the roundballers right out of the game. "We practice real hard everyday," said Goldwire. "But when we get into the game, we have mental breakdowns." Even with some signs of encouragement late in the season, the Cougars couldn't put two wins together until the last two games of the season. The Cougars couldn't win the SWC title, but they could put on a good show at the conference tourney in Dallas, right? Wrong, dead wrong. Texas Tech pulled out all the stops and crushed the team, 110-86. Tech also seemed to get the best of each foul. "You don't have a chance to win when a team goes to the free-throw line as much as Tech did," Brooks said. Brooks has a hard mountain to climb, and many students and alumni watching his every move, but he has already recruited some of the state's top talent for the next few years. Hopefully, neither he nor the rest of us will have to endure another losing season.-Michael Edwards 296 <D Sports