Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another "Mouse that Roared" - 1984 edition

A year after the classic Louisville-Houston NCAA semifinal game, Houston returned to the Final Four, and this time made it to Championship Night. There, however, they ran into a Georgetown Hoya machine.

Although led by Patrick Ewing, John Thompson had recruited upgrades at the forward position, led by the unmistakeable image of Michael Graham (above), as the original 'power' forward, and Dunbar High School's Reggie Williams.

Graham's time at Georgetown was limited (he apparently failed exams during the spring of 1984), and transfered shortly thereafter to UDC. But he cast a long shadow on the era of Hoya Paranoia, even in his brief time in uniform.

Williams, in contrast, went on to a stellar Hoya career (including leading 'Reggie-and-the-Miracles' his senior season), and a lengthy NBA career.

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