Guy V. Lewis Bobbleheads Available for Season-Ticket Holders

Feb. 2, 2014

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HOUSTON - University of Houston Men's Basketball season-ticket holders may collect their Coach Guy V. Lewis bobbleheads at any of the Cougars' five remaining regular-season home games inside Hofheinz Pavilion, beginning with Wednesday's game against No. 12/7 Louisville.

Season-ticket holders can pick up their bobbleheads at Loge Box 3 of the upper concourse between sections 102 and 104, beginning with Wednesday's home game against Louisville.

Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m., Wednesday, inside Hofheinz Pavilion, and that game will be part of Guy V. Lewis Night. For the first time on the court that bears his name, Lewis will be recognized for his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in early September. Lewis, his family and former players will be honored in a pregame ceremony on Guy V. Lewis Court inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Fans should note that Lewis will be honored in a pregame ceremony around 7:40 p.m., Wednesday. Fans will want to be in their seats at that time for this special event.

In addition to the remaining Men's Basketball home game, Men's Basketball season-ticket holders also can pick up their bobbleheads at the Feb. 11 Women's Basketball game against Rutgers.

Fans who cannot make it to Hofheinz Pavilion may make arrangements for pickup at the Houston Athletics Marketing Office on the second floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center.

Fans who purchased one to three (1-3) season tickets will receive one bobblehead. Fans who bought four to five (4-5) season tickets will receive two bobbleheads. Fans who purchased six or more (6+) season tickets will receive five bobbleheads. Fans who purchased suites inside Hofheinz Pavilion for the entire season will receive 10 bobbleheads.

The Cougars showdown defending national champion and seventh-ranked Louisville at 8 p.m., Wednesday, will be part of Coach Guy V. Lewis Night inside Hofheinz Pavilion.

Other remaining Men's Basketball games are: Sunday, Feb. 9, vs. Temple (1 p.m.); Saturday, Feb. 22, vs. UCF (1 p.m.); Thursday, Feb. 27, vs. Memphis (8 p.m.) and Tuesday, March 4, vs. USF (7:30 p.m.). Fans also can pick up their bobbleheads at Women's Basketball's Feb. 11 game vs. Rutgers (7 p.m.)

Houston Men's Basketball Tickets are on sale NOW. Fans can purchase single-game, 3- and 6-game mini-plans by visiting or calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 713-Go-COOGS (462-6647) or 877-COUGAR-5 (268-4275) or by clicking here.

To secure parking spaces and to support student-athlete scholarships through Cougar Pride for the upcoming season, fans should contact Cougar Pride at 713-743-GoUH or email cougarpride@uh.edu. Fans also can visit UHCougars.com and click the Cougar Pride tab for more information.

After an award-winning playing career at Houston, Lewis served as an assistant for his coach Alden Pasche before assuming the head coaching position in 1956.

During the next 30 years, he assembled a resume that featured a 592-279 record, five NCAA Final Four appearances, including three straight from 1982 to 1984, six Southwest Conference championships, 14 NCAA Tournament appearances and 17 postseason berths.

He coached some of the greatest names in Houston and college basketball history, including 1968 National Player of the Year Elvin Hayes and All-Americans Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler in the early 1980s as part of the legendary Phi Slama Jama teams

In 1996, those three players were named part of the NBA's Top 50 Greatest Players list, making Lewis and North Carolina's Dean Smith the only head coaches to work with three players from that illustrious group in college.

To this day, Lewis remains one of only seven coaches in NCAA history to compete in nine or more Final Four games with one program (24, John Wooden, UCLA; 19, Mike Krzyzewski, Duke; 19, Dean Smith, North Carolina; 11, Adolph Rupp, Kentucky; 10 Denny Crum, Louisville and 9 Bob Knight, Indiana).

For his impressive achievements throughout his career, Lewis was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September. He joined Hayes, Olajuwon and Drexler as the fourth Cougar to be enshrined.



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