1945–46 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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1945–46 Houston Cougars men's basketball
University of Houston classic logo.png
Lone Star Conference Regular Season Champions
NAIA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Lone Star Conference
1945–46 record 10–4 (8–2 LSC)
Head coach Alden Pasche (1st year)
Assistant coach Ned Thompson
Home arena Jeppesen Gymnasium
Seasons
1946–47 »

The 1945–46 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston in the college basketball 1945–46 season. It was their inaugural year of season play. The head coach for the Cougars was Alden Pasche, who was serving in his 1st year in that position. The team played its home games at Jeppesen Gymnasium on-campus in Houston and were members of the Lone Star Conference. Houston captured its first conference regular season title, and competed in the postseason in the 1946 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they were defeated by eventual national runner-up Indiana State in the second round.[1][2]

Roster[edit]

Charlie Manichia also served as Houston's first starting quarterback. Guy Lewis would later serve as an assistant for Houston from 1953–1956, and as head coach from 1956–1986.

1945–46 Houston Cougars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
31 Manichia, CharlieCharlie Manichia 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Houston, Texas
31 McPhail, BillBill McPhail
32 Dwyer, BobbyBobby Dwyer
F 33 Carpenter, CharlieCharlie Carpenter 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
So
G 34 Wiederman, SimonSimon Wiederman 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Sr
36 Swanson, BillBill Swanson
C 37 Lewis, GuyGuy Lewis (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
So Arp, Texas
38 Graham, BillyBilly Graham
F 39 Wells, WillieWillie Wells (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr Houston, Texas
F 40 Pratt, DickDick Pratt
G Brown, LouisLouis Brown 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Fr
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2011-02-09

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
City, State
Regular season
01/10/1946
no, no
North Texas State W 62–35  1–0
Jeppesen Gymnasium
Houston, Texas
01/17/1946
no, no
Sam Houston State L 40–41  1–1
Jeppesen Gymnasium
Houston, Texas
02/02/1946
no, no
Southwest Texas State W 62–57  2–1
Jeppesen Gymnasium
Houston, Texas
02/04/1946*
no, no
at Southwestern W 42–40  3–1
Unknown
Georgetown, Texas
02/08/1946
no, no
at Sam Houston State L 39–40  3–2
Unknown
Huntsville, Texas
02/09/1946
no, no
at Stephen F. Austin W 45–38  4–2
Shelton Gymnasium
Nacogdoches, Texas
02/16/1946
no, no
East Texas State W 54–51  5–2
Jeppesen Gymnasium
Houston, Texas
02/19/1946
no, no
Southwestern L 57–58  5–3
Jeppesen Gymnasium
Houston, Texas
02/20/1946
no, no
at Southwest Texas State W 62–55  6–3
Unknown
San Marcos, Texas
02/23/1946
no, no
Stephen F. Austin W 65–39  7–3
Jeppesen Gymnasium
Houston, Texas
03/01/1946
no, no
at North Texas State W 61–56  8–3
Unknown
Denton, Texas
03/02/1946
no, no
at East Texas State W 61–54  9–3
Whitley Gymnasium
Commerce, Texas
NAIA Division I Tournament
03/11/1946*
no, no
vs. High Point
First Round
W 63–34  10–3
Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
03/13/1946*
no, no
vs. Indiana State
Second Round
L 43–62  10–4
Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
*Non-conference game. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Houston U. Enters Playoffs". Victoria Advocate. 1946-03-05. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  2. ^ "Post Season Tourneys on Sked". St. Petersburg Times. 1946-03-11. Retrieved 2011-02-09.