Rice scored more on UH Football than UH Basketball

Last night on the UH/Rice broadcast, Phi Slama Jama member Reid Gettys and play-by-play man Matt Pedersen talked about our story from yesterday. The one that went behind the scenes on post-practice comments and shooting, and how Emanuel Sharp was working diligently on his free-throw shooting. Always love when a basketball genius like Reid takes time to shout us out. Very much appreciated.

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Starns Shoutout. Starns Leland noted on the Cougar After Thoughts Show last night that Rice scored fewer points against Kelvin Sampson’s defense (39) than they did against Doug Belk’s defense (43). Oof.

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My Bad. Houston dominated Rice on Wednesday, 75-39. There was confusion in the arena as the scoreboard showed Rice with 38, but the official stats show 39.

GoCoogs goofed in a tweet, too, saying it was the fewest points in the 83-game series.

But I missed one: In 1987, UH beat Rice 71-36. That’s on me.

Back story on that clipping: It starts with Tim Hobby, who scored 13 for the Cougars that night.

Hobby’s story is unique: he came to UH from Alvin to play golf, then realized how stacked the early-to-mid 1980s golf teams were (Billy Ray Brown, Steve Elkington, Mike Standly, Billy Tuten, John Slaughter, and Zoran Zorkic). So he goes out to play for Guy V. Lewis’ basketball team, thanks to a kind word from Lynden Rose, member of the 1982 Final Four team, who had seen him play in pickup games. Hobby played two years and set the SWC record for three-pointers in a game (twice – vs. TCU and SMU).

After one season under Pat Foster, Hobby transferred to Baylor to play golf. He won the 1989 PubLinks and earned a spot in the Masters. He then became the Baylor golf coach before retiring 20 years ago in order to become the head pro at Sonterra in San Antonio.

And that story is brought to you by the error I made in a tweet.

Football Guy. Last night on the Cougar After Thoughts Show, Galen Robinson proved himself a pretty good football analyst. He broke down the situations with Willie Fritz and Dana Holgorsen:

Galen’s an entertainer. I keep telling him he will have a career in TV or even as the successor to Elvin Hayes on the radio when Big E decides to hang it up.

Free Willie. Here are Willie Fritz’s comments to the media during the second half of the game. Not a ton, but gives a little info on the timing of some things, why he hasn’t met everyone on the team in person, and some recruiting stuff.

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