The late Gary Reist led the 1970 Southwest Conference championship men’s basketball team in season scoring. A three-year basketball letterman (1969-70-71) and a four-year golf letterman (1968-69-70-71), he was inducted into the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame in 1982. Read more (see page 3).
His 1970 Southwest Conference championship team advanced to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, losing to New Mexico State, 101-77, in the first round on March 7, 1970 in Fort Worth. (Thanks, Joe Graves!) The team will be honored during halftime of the Men’s basketball game vs. North Texas this Saturday, January 30. Read more.
Way to go, Bryant Wilkinson, John Wolda, Bev Schorre, John Montana, Joe Welsh, Harvin Moore, Jim Woodward, Peter Fasullo, Steve Lukingbeal, Clarke Anderson, Donald Bowers, Bob Toone, Ted Richard, Rod Boane, Ben Mayberry, Rick Behrend, Rick Sheridan, Sallie Schwall, Jim Woodruff, Greg Williams, David Ownby, Nancy Burch, Betty Bixby, Kirwin Drouet, Jim Tyler, Jeff Farney, Barney McCoy, Mike Ross, Bob Reinhold, Ann Bixby and Kyle Wendel!
Next trivia question tomorrow!