Saturday, April 07, 2007

Coach Lewis Elected to COLLEGIATE Basketball Hall of Fame

Former University of Houston coach Guy V. Lewis, whose Cougars defeated UCLA in the Game of the Century, has just been elected to the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Missouri.

It is important to point out that the Collegiate hall is a relatively new creation, and is not the same thing as the long-established Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. The latter covers both college and professional ball.

Lewis's exclusion from the "big" Hall of Fame has outraged many, including legions of UH fans and a number of the game's top college coaches (you can count the present blogger among those who are miffed, too).


I got to see the HBO documentary on The UCLA Dynasty (cited in the entry below). There is a brief, though worthwhile, segment on the Game of the Century.