1952 NAIB Tournament Final

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1952 NAIB Tournament Final - re Attendance Boost Shown, Receipts Are Up and...
re Attendance Boost Shown, Receipts Are Up and According to the Avid Baskethall Fan, the Caliber of the Teams Entered Was I op-Notch. F ROM every angle, the“now stands a! eleven victories fourteenth annual Na^and four losses, tional Association of In- Purcell a Standout, tercollegiate Basketball There are many fine memories tournament which ended Satur- carry away. Bennie Purreil day night at the Municipal Au- 0f Murray was one of the best ditorium was a whale of a sue- all-around men in the tourney, ICess. and he justly received the out- Attendance was up, receipts standing player award. Forrest showed a gain, and best of all—Hamilton of Southwest Missouri in the eyes of the basketball iansjcarVed a niche with his 2-handed —the caliber of the teams was jump shots. »..,, u „ i «-- Taka if frnm those J C (Spider) Maze Ol South* high ClaSS. lake 11 Trom inose *'• 1 . who have watched the tourneyjWest Texas prooaniy was me since its inception in 1938, the best ‘ big man of ihp event _/ and jhp although he was listed as only quality Of the teams ann me > competition last week was the b best: since the war. Another angle won’t be forgot* ten and that was the almost Can i bange Tune Now. unprecedented display of comic When you talk to veteran hall handling and stalling by tournament followers, they al- Portland university in humbling rPraI! Tha sreat games £™,ne’Thee highly city,teams of pre-war days. Now amu*s*inR to spectators,’ touched they can change their tune and off a wave of discussion among talk about the 1952 tourney. coaches and others close to the With Southwest Missouri State game. Was Portland justified in of Springfield clinching the title resoi-tin^ to burlesque tactics p o when it had the Pipers down and Í ,11 out? Coaot’ Jo<‘ Hui,nn of Ham: ■ < tourney T'üine didn't think so, and he had gn'rVanatta^Bearrw¿re° n°it £ "l,.mbt'r ol suPP°rlers in that ^n\nv ,,hsam.p J statement of the week Siven any chance of winning- Ithey would get past the came „hen Coach Vanatta re- [second round. but DO farther, ceived the championship trophy: Big powers like Hamline, Mur- “They’ve been calling us a I ray and Southwest Texas loomed Cinderella team all the way, *n most consideration. I m going to hold onto this fro- six But to watch an underdog out-phy.real tight, and I just hope ^ move steadily along with dis- it doesn’t vanish at midnight.” play of fine basketball and final-; It was 11:55 as he glanced at ly iiain the top honors, was just the clock high up in the arena. about the best thing the average Trophy No Dream, fan could imagine. It s nev er, But Southwest’s triumph wasn’t ¡quite as thrilling when the fav- a drparn^ j| was rpaj and rjg^f. orite comes through. fully earned, and what more can Springfield became the fourth a Coach and a team ask? Missouri team to win the crown. So the Springfield Rears will Southeast of Cape Girardeau mark time until March 29 when on in 1943, Tarkio in 1940 and thev return to the Municipal Warrensburg in 1938. Auditorium to meet the N. C. Coach Vanatta has brought A. A. champion in the first five teams to the tourney, four round of the Olympic play-offs, of them from Central college of And you can bet the “Cinderella Fayette. His tournament record Kids” will have plenty of hackers. [:■■ "--'r-iTrrr--- ——m : — -------------------— — g So w< W ST. LOUIS BOWLER HIGH Leading N. A. I. B. Scorer,. FIRST PLACE IN LEGION TOURNEŸ TO J. DWYER WITH 731. GIG I T F TP Julian. Southwest Mo. ..5 46 16 13 toa Hamilton, Southwest Mo. 5 45 14 16 104 p McCormick and Goldherjr. kansa« Citi. Roll I.2ÍS to Take the head in the Pott hies. Poison. Whitworth 3 40 19 JO Mare, southwest Texas 5 37 19 14 Beshear. Murray state 5 3 4 14 14 Ik*, soutbwe Mo. 5 3« 9 Jt F ritsche, Hamline ..... 3 32 in 2 Purcell. Murray s.tate .5 2R 12 13 Henning. Lawrence T'h. 3 26 16 8 McGllverjr* Porttand 5 24 19 1 » Lampley, Murray Mate 5 27 13 12 Johnson, Portland ..... 5 28 11 21 Miniers, Portland ..........5 27 J2 Î6 Kileen. I,awrence Tech. 3 29 7 10 99 95 83 81 74 68 67 67 67 67 6# 65

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  1. The Kansas City Times,
  2. 17 Mar 1952, Mon,
  3. Page 15

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