1969 NCAA Tournament vs Marquette

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1969 NCAA Tournament vs Marquette - Early Cold Spell Fatal for Murray By JIM BOLUS...
Early Cold Spell Fatal for Murray By JIM BOLUS McGuirc. "And he always comes Courier-Journal Courier-Journal Courier-Journal & Times Staff Writer through." CARBONDALE, 111. Underdog basket- basket- With reserves playing the last few-ball few-ball few-ball teams don't achieve upsets bv having minutes. Marquette outscoicd Murray the opposition outscore them 16-4 16-4 16-4 in a 12-2 12-2 12-2 for the final 20-point 20-point 20-point margin. 41 2 -minute -minute stretch. As for the first came . . . And that's why Murrav State Univer- Univer- Notre Dame substitutes made the first sily was eliminated from the NCAA three baskets of the second half and not tournament yesterday, falling to na- na- until 4:34 showed on the clock, with tionally ranked Marquette 82-62 82-62 82-62 in a pre- pre- Miami holding a 52-41 52-41 52-41 lead, did an Irish liminary game of the Mideast Regional. rcSular hlt t"e mark- mark- Tnat came on an t u r;,. f r u i ki u j outside push by Jackie Meehan. JASJimJi t vp r q i t v itna The Iri suddenly found their shoot- shoot- t the Southern Illinois University Arena, th next fou'r shots fali in f()1. Miami of Ohio experienced better luck thm'a'nd trimming the Miami ead to in finding the upset formula as the Mid 54 51 with 2-53 2-53 2-53 10 g0 American Conference champion downed Mik w 5.9 ;ophomore then wcnt Notre Dame 63-60. 63-60. 63-60. to WOfk sinking fx o seven free Marquette, an at-large at-large at-large representative throws in the next two minutes to keep ranked 14th in the final Associated Press the Ohioans in front, poll, advanced to the Mideast Regional The little playmaker, who came off the tournament Thursday at Madison, Wis. bench to spark Miami, put in his last four Kentucky will provide the opposition, free throws with blood dripping from a In the other game of the regional, cut on his nose. Wren suffered the cut Miami will face Purdue, a team that beat wllcn hc was roughed up by a Notre the Ohioans 78-70 78-70 78-70 early in the season. Dame defender. "We picked a bad person to foul," said Thompson Gets 23 Points Notre Dame coach Johnny Dee, referring to Wren's cool hand. He finished with Although Murray's season came to an 12-for-13 12-for-13 12-for-13 12-for-13 12-for-13 at the foul line, all in the second end on a losing note, the Racers let !,f' and hls 16 Points wcre hlSh for ,he everybody know that they were here. At al1ic- al1ic- least half of the 9.500 fans on hand car- car- Lllkacs Miam star Too ricd Murray banners. George Thompson, a 6-foot-2 6-foot-2 6-foot-2 6-foot-2 6-foot-2 senior Another Miami star was 6-4 6-4 6-4 Frank forward, fired in 23 points to ignite Lukacs, who was primarily responsible Marquette, to its 23rd victory in 27 out- out- for holding Notre Dame's Austin Carr to ings. It marked the 76th straight game six points. Carr left the contest early in that Thompson hit double figure. As a the second half with a foot injury, team the Warriors fired in 55.7 per cent. Locke says Lukacs will be ticketed to Murray connected on 50 per cent, but defense Purdue All-American All-American All-American Rick Mount a cold spell in the first half really hurt in the Regional at Madison, Wis., on the Racers' chances of pulling an upset. Thursday. Murray led 16-15 16-15 16-15 after 6 minutes, 45 murray n seconds before the complexion of the Piayer fg ( ft ,ta reb pf tp game changed drastically. Working for vjrdon s 17 1 1 10 4 17 close-in close-in close-in baskets against Murray's man-to- man-to- man-to- man-to- Johnson . 472 3 4 4 10 man defense and getting its fast-break fast-break fast-break stee?y 0 4 2 2 1 2 2 clicking, Marquette built a 31-20 31-20 31-20 ad- ad- ' 3 5 3 3 s vantage in the next 4V2 minutes. Riiev 1101102 At that point, Murray coach Cal Luther sTson 0100000 called timeout and switched to a zone to To,sls " 52 " 13 31 18 62 keep the Milwaukee team from penetrat- penetrat- marquette 82 ing his defense and to help protect star Piaver 19 h it fta reb pf tp forward Claude Virden, who had picked ZZ?" 7 1 I 0 "9 no three fouls cDa 4 6 2 9 8 2 10 up uireu luuis. S(we 8 , 2 4 5 ,7 Bothered by a Marquette press, Murrav Memmger . 6 11 3 4 5 1 15 committed nine floor errors in the first ButiTe ' ? 2 0 0 0 2 2 half, compared to just four for the victors. g 000000 "We lost the ball game in the first 15 Biack 001 2001 minutes," Luther said afterward. "We McSnon 2 2 a 0 2 0 1 were sluggish, tight and erratic. When we Te,5 - 34 4, M u 3, 12 82 went to our zone trap, we made a dif- dif- Haiftime-Marquette Haiftime-Marquette Haiftime-Marquette 42-32. 42-32. 42-32. ferent game out of it." XTi. ns-m" ns-m" ns-m" 500 per " Mar" Attendance 9,500. Wren Goes to Work notre dame m Player fs fsa ft fta reb pf tp Trailing 43-32 43-32 43-32 at halftime, Murray came "'Z J '9 3 i 'I 5 11 out fighting in a typical performance that (Sore 5 15 3 1 J 1 had carried the Racers to victories in 22 Meehan 120021 2 of 27 games this season. acU.eM ' J S 0 1 2 3 a Murray steadily closed the gap and a Jones" " 1 5 3 3 1 5 free throw by Frank Streety cut Mar- Mar- pieick ' 0000000 quettc's lead tu 53-50 53-50 53-50 with 9:21 left. The TofaTs 22 s? it 2t 44? 19 to Racer fans cheered wildly, but that was miami, ohio t3 to be the closest their favorites could piayer f9 iga it 11a reb pi tp come the rest of the way. L'l?' ? ,5 ? ? 8, i ,1 , , - ', , , Williams 7 21 1 1 7 2 15 Thompson made 10 of Marquette s next loucks 3 8 3 5 14 4 9 11 points to push the bulge to 64-54 64-54 64-54 at bSrt " 3 1 1 2 7 the six-minute six-minute six-minute mark. wren 2 t 12 n 1 3 it , . , . , . . Team . 10 "When were panicky, we go right to Totals 20 56 23 27 45 17 tj George," said Marquette coach Al Damll'MaKi'-SH?'- Damll'MaKi'-SH?'- Damll'MaKi'-SH?'- Damll'MaKi'-SH?'- Shoo,in9 per",a9-No,re per",a9-No,re per",a9-No,re

Clipped from The Courier-Journal09 Mar 1969, SunPage 49

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)09 Mar 1969, SunPage 49
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