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.12

Roster

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 Home town
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

Date Opponent Site


Result Record
Regular season
01/10/1946 North Texas State Jeppesen GymnasiumHouston, Texas W 62–35  1–0
01/17/1946 Sam Houston State Jeppesen Gymnasium • Houston, Texas L 40–41  1–1
02/02/1946 Southwest Texas State Jeppesen Gymnasium • Houston, Texas W 62–57  2–1
02/04/1946* at Southwestern Unknown • Georgetown, Texas W 42–40  3–1
02/08/1946 at Sam Houston State Unknown • Huntsville, Texas L 39–40  3–2
02/09/1946 at Stephen F. Austin Shelton Gymnasium • Nacogdoches, Texas W 45–38  4–2
02/16/1946 East Texas State Jeppesen Gymnasium • Houston, Texas W 54–51  5–2
02/19/1946 Southwestern Jeppesen Gymnasium • Houston, Texas L 57–58  5–3
02/20/1946 at Southwest Texas State Unknown • San Marcos, Texas W 62–55  6–3
02/23/1946 Stephen F. Austin Jeppesen Gymnasium • Houston, Texas W 65–39  7–3
03/01/1946 at North Texas State Unknown • Denton, Texas W 61–56  8–3
03/02/1946 at East Texas State Whitley Gymnasium • Commerce, Texas W 61–54  9–3
NAIA Division I Tournament
03/11/1946* vs. High Point Municipal AuditoriumKansas City, Missouri
(First Round)
W 63–34  10–3
03/13/1946* vs. Indiana State Municipal Auditorium • Kansas City, Missouri
(Second Round)
L 43–62  10–4
*Non-conference game.

References

  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. 







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