McKiver, Dowell Named To All-Conference USA Men's Basketball Teams

    Senior guard Robert McKiver was honored with second straight All-Conference USA First Team selection Monday.
    Senior guard Robert McKiver was honored with second straight All-Conference USA First Team selection Monday.
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    March 10, 2008

    HOUSTON -- After helping lead the University of Houston men's basketball team to the program's winningest season since 1991-1992, seniors Robert McKiver and Dion Dowell were named to All-Conference USA teams, as announced by the league office on Monday.

    For the second straight season, McKiver earned a spot on the All-Conference USA First Team. The New Haven, Conn., native recorded 20 or more points in 16 games this season, including seven games with 30 or more points.

    McKiver set a C-USA record pouring in a career-high 52 points in Houston's victory over Southern Miss on Feb. 28. He became just the fourth player in school history to record 50 points in a game, while his point total also was the highest posted in NCAA Division I play this season.

    McKiver currently leads the conference in free-throw shooting (.866) and ranks second in scoring (23.1 ppg) and steals (1.77 spg).

    Dowell was Houston's other representative, being named to the All-Conference USA Third Team.

    Dowell leads the Cougars with three double-doubles this season after scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against UTEP on March 8.

    The Texas City native has recorded five 20-point and five double-figure rebounding games this season. He leads the Cougars in blocked shots (51) and rebounding (6.7 rpg).

    All Conference USA First Team
    Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis, Guard
    Stefon Jackson, UTEP, Guard
    Robert McKiver, Houston, Guard
    Derrick Rose, Memphis, Guard
    Robert Vaden, UAB, Guard

    All Conference USA Second Team
    Joey Dorsey, Memphis, Forward
    David Gomez, Tulane, Forward
    Jermaine Taylor, UCF, Guard/Forward
    Ben Uzoh, Tulsa, Guard
    Jeremy Wise, Southern Miss, Guard

    All Conference USA Third Team
    Dion Dowell, Houston, Forward
    Robert Dozier, Memphis, Forward
    Markel Humphrey, Marshall, Forward
    Jon Killen, SMU, Guard
    Lawrence Kinnard, UAB, Forward



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