Dec. 19, 2007
Houston - University of Houston senior forward Dion Dowell's left-handed slam dunk in the middle of the first half against Kentucky was named ESPN's "Play of the Day".
Dowell, who led Houston with 19 points, caught the ball on the right side of the free throw line before driving through the lane and slam-dunking the ball with his left hand to give UH a 16-14 lead.
Houston never trailed again as the Cougars went on to defeat the Wildcats 83-69 in front of 8,517 in Hofheinz Pavilion on Dec. 18. The win improved Houston's record to 10-1 and that is the best start for a Cougar team since 1983-84.