Smith: A tie, jacket and the passion of UH's Kelvin Sampson

“Playing for coach Sampson is really crazy. It’s up and down,” said Jarreau, who scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting and dished out seven assists. "He builds you up and then as soon as you start feeling yourself, he tears you right back down.

“He’s like a father figure to everybody. He’s a grandfather to everybody. He teaches you how to be a man and every day I learn something new from him. The best coach I ever had. Very intense. We can be up 30, 40. He’s still up, grabbing his tie.”

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