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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5289.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5289

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Transcript p. Ryan Honceaux y Senior guard Shamahn McBride skies to the hoop in the opening game of the season against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. McBride was the second leading scorer on the 1997-98 team. Photo by Patrick Bernard "We Just fought." Sophomore guard Kenny Younger's words expressed the hard work and fustration that surrounded this season, With the uncertainty of their coach's future, the team was hard pressed to concentrate on the work at hand. he Cougar men's basketball program, once revered across the country struggled through another lackluster year. Coach Alvin Brooks and his staff put his team into position to win many C-USA games down the stretch, but due to one reason or another, the Coogs could not pull off a win. The men's program under Brooks never reached its potential in his fifth season at the University of Houston. His teams have constantly struggled, and exalt the 1995-96 record of 17- 10 as the re-kindling of a storied basketball powerhouse. However, Brooks' overall numbers do not lie: he hovered around a .400 record throughout his stint at the University of Houston. Brooks also became the first Cougar coach to lose twenty games in one year during his final season with Houston. UH's history in basketball, with three straight years in the Final Four and a total of 18 times in the NCAA tournament, does not set the stage for the last few years under Brooks' helm. The university was touted with one of the top 10 recruiting classes in 1994, only to have two of that class stay until their senior year. This year's team jumped out to a quick start before fading fast. After a 7-0 run to start the season, the team only won two more times in the final twenty-two games. This year's squad did not win a Conference USA game on the road, and struggled in winning at home in Hofheinz down the stretch. In five of its final seven home loses, the Cougars had a chance to win in the final minute of the game, only to blunder in one way or another. A few standouts for the 97-98 team were senior Galen Robinson, who as a preseason All C-USA team, finished as the team's leading scorer at 13 points per game. Robinson finished the season as a third team All While no one doubted the effort or enthusiasm of C-USA selection and pondered his options as he the 1997-98 Cougars, the physical and emotional entered himself into the NBA draft. drain of the program's uncertainty was obvious. Shamahn McBride was the other senior Photo by Pete Medrano leader on the young team. He led the team with twenty-five points vs. Sam Houston State University. Also, several freshmen stepped up to try and help the team as it struggled through a long season. Chad Hendrick andTreva Crosby showed great progress throughout their rookie years. Hendrick started in all seven games of the early winning stretch, but had his time cut Continued on pg-89 Basketball