Elvin Hayes, UH Set Scoring Records Vs. Valparaiso

On this day in 1968, #1 Houston destroyed Valparaiso, 158-81, at Delmar Fieldhouse. It was UH’s eighth-straight game scoring 100+ points. That streak eventually went to 11 games – every game between the Game of the Century and the end of the regular season.

Elvin Hayes set two still-standing school records that night: most points (62) and most field goals made (28). He also had 27 rebounds.

UH’s 158 points were an NCAA record at the time and, obviously, a school record (it still stands). The winning margin of 77 points also set a still-standing school record.

The Big E became the second-highest scoring player in NCAA history during the game. He finished with 2587 points, still 388 points shy of Oscar Robertson’s record.

Three other Cougars scored in double figures including Theodis Lee (22 points) and Don Chaney (20). George Reynolds finished with 19 and Ken Spain had 13 points.

Elvin talking to reporter Jack Penick after the game / Houstonian
Vern Lewis bursts into the Fieldhouse / Houstonian
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
South Bend Tribune
via Indianapolis Star

via Oakland Tribune

Widget not in any sidebars

Share post:

Cougar History
Cougar History
GoCoogs.com tells the stories from UH's glory days. Search our archive of Cougar History We strive to explore and preserve UH history through stories, photos, and oral histories.


More like this

Video Highlights: The Game Of The Century

Very little video exists publicly from the Game of...

Game of the Century: #2 Houston upsets #1 UCLA

Today in 1968, the University of Houston beat UCLA...

The Hype Before The Game of the Century

Guy V. Lewis started talking about it almost as...

Buildup To The Game Of The Century

Guy V. Lewis enthusiastically promoted #2 Houston's game in...