Originally posted on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 10/26/11
The newness has worn off, now, which means that theoretically speaking the University of Houston basketball team should be a more congealed one in year two under coach James Dickey. "Everybody's bought in this time," sophomore forward Alandise Harris said. When he says this, he is wearing a regular tie that he has looped into the form of a bowtie, which will prove itself a merry distraction for the assembled media at UH's basketball media day on Wednesday. But Harris was not being (intentionally) diversionary, he was explaining in concise terms why he thought the Cougars lost so many close games last season. In conference play, Houston lost both its overtime games and was 2-5 in games decided by five or fewer points. This was part of a 12-18 season that included a 4-12 Conference USA mark. Year one for Dickey was about establishing something, and year two is about building on it. Theoretically. "I'm not sure we established it," Dickey said. "Certainly not the way we wanted ...
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