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Volume 3, Issue 1                                    University of Houston

Cougars return to action Sunday vs. Mustangs

By Jake McKim
Breaking News Staff

After more than a two-week break, the UH men's basketball team will head to Dallas on Sunday to face a tough Southern Methodist team.

The game is one that, rest assured, the Cougars want to win.

Sophomore forward George Williams said at the beginning of the season that the Cougars' main goal is to defeat all of the state rivals they face, including SMU, Texas, Texas Southern, Rice and Southwest Texas State. UH fell to Rice in the second game of the season, but the Cougars hope to salvage some of those early season hopes with a victory over SMU.

The athletic Mustangs boast a team that includes four returning starters from last year's 21-9 squad, which reached the National Invitational Tournament.

Among those solid starters are junior guard Damon Hancock, senior forward Jeryl Sasser and senior guard/forward Willie Davis. The 5-1 Mustangs are coached by Mike Dement and are coming off a 66-64 victory over Navy. Sasser was the hero of that game, hitting a running jumper with three seconds remaining. SMU's only loss this season came on the road against Tennessee.


Sophomore forward George Williams muscles his way through the lane during the Cougars' 61-59 loss to Louisiana State on Nov. 28. The men's basketball team next travels to Dallas on Sunday to face the Southern Methodist Mustangs.

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The Cougars are seeking revenge for last season's embarrassing loss to the Mustangs, 94-80, at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. at Moody Coliseum on the SMU campus. Tickets range from $7 to $17.

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