1981-82 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Team
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1981%E2%80%9382 Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Team
1981-82 Houston Cougars men's basketball
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ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1981-82 record25-8 (11-5 SWC)
Head coachGuy Lewis (26th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Terry Kirkpatrick
  • Don Schverak
Home arenaHofheinz Pavilion
Seasons
← 1980-81
1982-83 →
1981-82 Southwest Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
12 4   .750     23 6   .793
Houston 11 5   .688     25 8   .758
Texas A&M 10 6   .625     20 11   .645
Baylor 9 7   .563     17 11   .607
TCU 9 7   .563     16 13   .552
Texas Tech 8 8   .500     17 11   .607
Texas 6 10   .375     16 10   .615
Rice 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
SMU 1 15   .063     6 21   .222
+ 1982 SWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981-82 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in NCAA Division I competition in the 1981-82 season. This was the first of Houston's famous Phi Slama Jama teams, led by Rob Williams, Michael Young, Larry Micheaux, and future Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler. Another future Hall of Famer, Akeem Olajuwon, played sparingly off the bench that season.

Houston, coached by Guy Lewis, played its home games in the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas, and was then a member of the Southwest Conference.

Roster

Name [1] # Position Height Weight Year Home Town High School
Benny Anders 32 Guard-Forward 6-5 188 Freshman Bernice, LA Bernice
Dan Bunce 50 Center 7-0 235 Sophomore (RS) Conroe, TX Conroe
David Bunce 52 Center 6-11 225 Junior Conroe, TX Conroe
Eric Davis 12 Guard 6-2 180 Senior Chicago, IL Senn
Eric Dickens 14 Guard 6-1 168 Freshman Houston, TX Madison
Clyde Drexler 22 Forward 6-6 205 Sophomore Houston, TX Sterling
Reid Gettys 44 Guard-Forward 6-6 190 Freshman Houston, TX Memorial
Larry Micheaux 40 (41) Forward-Center 6-9 220 Junior Houston, TX Worthing
Akeem Olajuwon 34 Center 7-0 235 Freshman Lagos, Nigeria Muslim Teachers College
Gary Orsak 35 Forward 6-7 200 Freshman Alvin, Texas Alvin
Rodney Parker 10 Guard 6-0 200 Senior Houston, TX Davis
Dave Rose 24 Guard 6-3 185 Senior (RS) Houston, TX Northbrook/Dixie JC
Lynden Rose 00 Guard 6-3 175 Senior Nassau, Bahamas Jackson
Bryan Williams 54 Forward 6-7 215 Junior Inglewood, CA Palisades
Rob Williams 20 Guard 6-2 175 Junior Houston, TX Milby
Michael Young 42 Forward 6-6 210 Sophomore Houston, TX Yates

Regular season

NCAA tournament

  • Midwest
    • Houston 94, Alcorn State 84
    • Houston 78, Tulsa 74
    • Houston 79, Missouri 78
    • Houston 99, Boston College 92
  • Final Four
    • North Carolina 68, Houston 63[2]

Awards and honors

Team players drafted into the NBA

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References

  1. ^ 1981-82 SWC men's basketball media guide, p. 24
  2. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1982
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links


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