Texas Tech University confirmed this evening that Basketball Legend and Ring of Honor member Dub Malaise has passed away at the age of 76. Malaise was one of the best basketball players in Texas Tech’s storied history, including winning the Southwest Conference Player of the Year Award in 1965.
Malaise played three seasons for the Red Raiders. The 5′ 11″ guard from Odessa, Texas, was a scorer of the basketball. He recorded the second-highest career scoring average in program history at 20.3 per game. Malaise was also a multiple-time All-American in his time in Lubbock. This including a First Team Honor by Helms in both 1965 and 1966.
He was the first Red Raider to have ever been honored with the Southwest Conference Player of the Year in 1965 when he averaged 23.8 points per game. Malaise also averaged 9.8 free-throw attempts per game that season. He is the 20th All-Time leading scorer in terms of points with 1,420 in his three seasons with the program.
Malaise also recorded the only 50-point game in program history. This historic event came at the expense of the Texas Longhorns on February 19th, 1966. He tied a program record with 18 made field goals that day. Malaise also had three 40-point games and is the program leader all-time with thirteen 30-point outings as well. He is 6th all-time in free-throws made in program history.
Dub Malaise is one of only four Red Raiders honored in the Ring of Honor at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.