1983–84 Houston Cougars men's basketball team

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1983–84 Houston Cougars men's basketball
University of Houston classic logo.png
SWC Regular Season Champions
SWC Tournament Champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 5
1983–84 record 32–5 (15–1 SWC)
Head coach Guy Lewis
Assistant coach Terry Kirkpatrick
Assistant coach Don Schverak
Home arena Hofheinz Pavilion
Seasons

The 1983–84 Houston Cougars men's basketball team represented the University of Houston. The Head Coach was Guy Lewis. The team played its home games in the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston, Texas, and was then a member of the Southwest Conference.

Roster[edit]

Name[1] # Position Height Weight Year Home Town High School
Marvin Alexander 22 Guard-Forward 6–4 190 Junior Houston, TX Worthing
Benny Anders 32 Guard-Forward 6–5 188 Junior Bernice, LA Bernice
Greg Anderson 54 Forward-Center 6–9 220 Freshman Houston, TX Worthing
Stacey Belcher 50 Forward 6–6 210 Freshman Houston, TX Yates
Braxton Clark 52 Forward 6–8 230 Junior San Francisco, CA Mission/De Anza CC
Eric Dickens 14 Guard 6–1 170 Junior Houston, TX Madison
Alvin Franklin 20 Guard 6–2 185 Sophomore La Marque, TX La Marque
Reid Gettys 44 Guard-Forward 6–6 200 Junior Houston, TX Memorial
Derek Giles 10 Guard 6–3 175 Senior Queens, NY Bayside
Akeem Olajuwon 34 Center 7–0 255 Junior Lagos, Nigeria Muslim Teachers College
Gary Orsak 30 Forward 6–7 220 Junior Alvin, Texas Alvin
Renaldo Thomas 12 Guard 6–4 200 Sophomore Gary, IN Roosevelt
James Weaver 24 Guard 6–4 190 Freshman Nederland, TX Nederland
Rickie Winslow 40 Forward 6–8 215 Freshman Houston, TX Yates
Michael Young 42 Forward 6–6 210 Sophomore Houston, TX Yates

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
November 19, 1983*
No. 3/4 vs. NC State
Hall of Fame Classic
L 64–76 
                    
Springfield, MA
November 26, 1983*
No. 3/4 No. 17/19 Kansas W 91–76 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
November 30, 1983*
No. 8/NR at Mississippi State W 68–62 
                    
Starkville, MS
December 3, 1983*
No. 8/NR Biscayne W 69–51 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
December 6, 1983*
No. 6/6 at No. 9/9 LSU W 100–91 
                    
Baton Rouge, LA
December 10, 1983*
No. 6/6 St. Mary's (TX) W 71–55 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
December 16, 1983*
No. 3/3 Stetson
Kettle Classic
W 92–71 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
December 17, 1983*
No. 3/3 Princeton
Kettle Classic
W 65–40 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
December 19, 1983*
No. 3/3 Texas Lutheran
Kettle Classic
W 129–65 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
December 21, 1983*
No. 3/3 at UC Santa Barbara W 89–79 
                    
 
December 25, 1983*
No. 3/3 vs. No. 10/8 Louisville
Chaminade Classic
W 76–73 
                    
Honolulu, HI
December 26, 1983*
No. 3/3 vs. Fresno State
Chaminade Classic
L 61–68 
                    
Honolulu, HI
January 5, 1984
No. 7/5 at SMU W 60–59 
                    
Dallas, TX
January 7, 1984
No. 7/5 TCU W 81–67 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
January 10, 1984
No. 7/5 Texas W 69–58 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
January 12, 1984
No. 7/5 at Texas Tech W 88–66 
                    
Lubbock, TX
January 14, 1984
No. 7/5 at Texas A&M W 70–64 
                    
College Station, TX
January 20, 1984
No. 4/5 Rice W 72–42 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
January 22, 1984*
No. 4/5 at No. 3/3 Kentucky L 67–74 
                  Rupp Arena 
Lexington, KY
January 28, 1984
No. 7/6 at Baylor W 84–58 
                    
Waco, TX
February 2, 1984
No. 6/5 Texas A&M W 87–65 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
February 4, 1984
No. 6/5 SMU W 76–57 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
February 9, 1984
No. 6/5 at TCU W 76–57 
                    
Fort Worth, TX
February 11, 1984
No. 5/4 at Texas W 74–63 
                    
Austin, TX
February 16, 1984
No. 4/4 Texas Tech W 78–53 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
February 18, 1984*
No. 4/4 Virginia W 74–65 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
February 22, 1984
No. 3/3 at Rice W 70–54 
                    
Houston, TX
February 26, 1984
No. 3/3 No. 11/11 Arkansas W 64–61 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
February 29, 1984
No. 2/2 Baylor W 80–65 
                  Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, TX
March 4, 1984
No. 2/2 at No. 12/12 Arkansas L 68–73 
                    
Fayetteville, AR
March 10, 1984*
No. 5/5 vs. Rice
SWC Tournament
W 53–50 
                  The Summit 
Houston, TX
March 11, 1984*
No. 5/5 vs. No. 8/8 Arkansas
SWC Tournament
W 57–56 
                  The Summit 
Houston, TX
March 17, 1984*
(2) No. 5/5 vs. (10) Louisiana Tech
NCAA Tournament
W 77–69 
                  Mid-South Coliseum 
Memphis, TN
March 23, 1984*
(2) No. 5/5 vs. (6) No. 16/NR Memphis
NCAA Tournament
W 78–71 
                  Kemper Arena 
St. Louis, MO
March 25, 1984*
(2) No. 5/5 vs. (4) No. 19/NR Wake Forest
NCAA Tournament
W 68–63 
                  Kemper Arena 
St. Louis, MO
March 31, 1984*
(MW2) No. 5/5 (E7) Virginia
NCAA Tournament
W 49–47 OT
                  Kingdome 
Seattle, WA
April 2, 1984*
 CBS
(MW2) No. 5/5 vs. (W1) No. 2/2 Georgetown
NCAA Tournament Championship
L 75–84 
                  Kingdome 
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Player Round Pick NBA Club
1984 Akeem Olajuwon 1 1 Houston Rockets
1984 Michael Young 1 24 Boston Celtics
1985 Reid Gettys 5 103 Chicago Bulls
1986 Alvin Franklin 4 80 Sacramento Kings
1987 Greg Anderson 1 23 San Antonio Spurs
1987 Rickie Winslow 2 28 Chicago Bulls

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1983–84 SWC men's basketball media guide, p. 18
  2. ^ 2016-17 Houston Men's Basketball Media Almanac. Retrieved 2016-Dec-18.
  3. ^ http://www.databasebasketball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?lg=N&yr=1984

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