Sparkling Season Ends on Sad Note
TCU. Ft. Worth. Jan. 25—Houston set a new school mark for road victories with
its eighth foreign win in Ft. Worth. Jack Thompson scored seven points in the last
two minutes to spark a determined rally which dumped Texas Christian 61-56.
TEXAS A&M. Houston, Jan. 30—A crowd of 7.500 squeezed into the Coliseum to
watch Big Red gain revenge over Texas A&M. Don Sehverak scored 25 points and
Folly Malone 23 to lead Houston to a 73-69 decision over the Farmers.
CINCINNATI. Houston, Feb. 1—The Cats hosted mighty Cincinnati, NCAA champion
this season and last, in Delmar Gymnasium and suffered their only home defeat of
the year. A cold first half cost Houston a 60-52 decision despite a late rally.
FLORIDA ST. Houston, Feb. 5—The Cougars trailed Florida State's Seminoles, a
group-of the nation's hottest shots, for most of the game before pulling out a victory
in Jeppesen Gymnasium. FSU ranked among the best in team field goal accuracy but
fell to Houston, 84-76.
MIAMI. Houston, Feb. 8—Don Sehverak tallied 17 points, all in the second half,
and Lyle Harger racked up 21 to pace the Cougars to a win over Miami's Hurricanes.
The Floridians had the tallest front line in the country but used it unwisely and fell,
NORTH TEXAS. Houston. Feb. 10—A capacity Jeppesen crowd watched the hot-
shooting Cougars top the century mark for the only time of the season and wallop
North Texas State. Don Sehverak had 22, Folly Malone 21, Houston 105, and North
CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, Feb. 16—Cincinnati's Bearcats, on their home court, turned
back the Cougars for the tenth time in ten games. The frustrated Big Red fell behind
early and trailed throughout the 59-47 defeat.
TULSA. Houston, Feb. 20—Houston celebrated its National Invitational Tournament
bid by walloping the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, tying the previous record for victories,
19, at the same time. Sehverak scored 22 points and Harger 20 to spark the team to a
SOUTHERN CAL. Houston, Feb. 23 and 24—The Cougars pinned two impressive
defeats on tenth-ranked Southern California in Delmar Gym to close out their regular
season with a mark of 21-5. The Big Red defense was responsible for John Rudometkin,
Trojan All-American, having two of his worst games as the Cats won, 56-51 and 76-68.
NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT. New York, March 17—Dayton's tall
Flyers handed Houston its worst defeat of the season in the first round of the NIT
on their way to the tournament championship. Bill Chmielewski popped in 32 points
and the Cougars fell, 94-77. to provide a sad ending to a sparkling season.
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