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trzm " ,,,, THE CUUUKK.juniXAL LOUISVILLE, KY. SATURDAY MOKMN;. MARCH 13. I71 Southern Cal blocks UCLA path firing o open today at six-sites jr&0, t &u ' Associated Press College basketball? Man, we've got it. From coast to coast today, the chips are on the line in a list of crucial games that will be instrumental in the eventual crowning of a national collegiate champion. The NCAA Tournament, which will , conclude in the national final two weeks . hence in the Astrodome in Houston, gets ' underway at six sites. Two of the games, both in the Mideast Regional at South Bend, Ind., will be nationally televised .(Channel 3 in Louisville). Marquette will meet Miami of Ohio at 2 p.m. and Western Kentucky will play Jacksonville at 4. In addition, pre-tournament showdowns are scheduled in two conferences. UCLA will play Southern Cal in a final regular-season game in Los Angeles (Channel 32, 5 p.m.). If UCLA wins, it will move into NCAA play to defend the national crown it has won the past four years. If it loses, a playoff will be needed Monday night to decide the Pacific-8 NCAA representative. Powerful Sidney Wicks, the guy with the baleful glare, will be the one to watch in the UCLA-Southern Cal game. Above all the members of the nation's top-ranked team, he poses the major problem for USC coach Bob Boyd. "I've felt for the last two years," says Los Angeles Laker general manager Fred Schaus, "that Sidney was the best forward in college basketball and I'm not so sure he isn't the best forward in all of basketball." The praise comes high and from all areas. Even the man who will try to slow Wicks, USC's Ron Riley, admits Wicks "is one of the quickest men for his size I've ever played against." At 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds, Wicks is a muscle man but his great assets are timing and jumping ability. With them, he can literally jump over taller people, then spin up a variety of shots. And the stare? He won't admit it's just an act but to those who believe he means it, that stare is scary. That and the Wicks reputation intimidate more than the man himself. Souhern Cal's top guard combination of junior Paul Westphal and senior Dennis (Mo.) Layton can shoot the ball, play defense and run the fast break. Senior forward Chris Schrobilgen is a good rebounder and defends tenaciously. Forward Joe Mackey is a dead-eye shooter and center Riley is a great re-bounder. But Wicks is the man to beat. And if he's stopped, there's always Curtis Rowe, Wicks' running mate at forward and the gv; coach John Wooden says "has never played a bad game at UCLA." In addition to the two games at South Bend, these games are on today's NCAA schedule: East Regional Ivy League king Pennsylvania vs. independent Duquesne at Morgantown, W.Va.; St. Joseph's, Pa., the Middle Atlantic Conference champion, vs. Villanova at University Park, Pa., and Southern Conference titleholder Furman vs. independent Fordham at St. John's, N. Y. Midwest Regional Southwest Conference champion Texas Christian vs. independent Notre Dame and independent Houston vs. independent New Mexico State at Houston. West Regional Brigham Young, Western Athletic Conference champion, vs. independent Utah State and Big Sky winner Weber State vs. Long Beach State at Long Beach. 3 dy! NCAA Penn. NCAA tourney pairings JJoigt fl 'unfurls' Jjy 15 lengths EAST REGIONAL C5 J " March 13 West Virginia Duquesne ; St. Joseph's No. Carolina State, March 18 Atlantic Coast Conference it March 13 Philadelphia Villanova Furman No. Carolina Sfafe, March 18 March 13 New York Fordham Ho. Carolina Sfafe March 29 Ack Ack gets his chance today in rich Santa Anita Handicap Western Ky. MIDEAST REGIONAL Houston March 25 March 13 Noire Dame i it Jacksonville Miami 0. Georgia, March 18 Kentucky -'March 13 Noire Dame Marquette Georgia, March 18 Ohio State TCI) MIDWEST REGIONAL : March 13 Houston "Hotre Dame I EASTERN I Georgia March 20 1 , . n.i ! Houston March 27 I NATIONAL W PLACE Houston Wichita Sfafe, March 18 Missouri Valley Conference Jlarch 13 Houston ... New Mexico State Wichita Sfafe, March 18 Kansas Wichita Hate March 20 WEST REGIONAL Brigham Young March 13 Utah State Houston March 25 Ufah, March 18 Pacific-8 Conference Weber State March 13 Utah Long Beach State Utah March 20 Utah, March 18 Pacific U. NATIONAL CHAMPION From AP and Special Dispatches Mrs. Stephen C. Clark Jr.'s Hoist the Flag, last year's juvenile champion and winterbook favorite for the Kentucky Derby, made his sophomore debut in an overnight race at Bowie Race Course yesterday and won by 15 lengths in the fastest time of the meeting. Running the six furlongs in 1:10 35, Hoist the Flag was untouched by jockey Jean Cruguet's whip while carrying 122 pounds. He worked out seven furlongs in 1:23 15. The son of Tom Rolfe Wavy Navy was 1-9 on the board and paid $2.20, $2.20 and $2.10. After breaking last in the five-horse field, Hoist the Flag sprinted to the lead in the first sixteenth of a mile and it was merely a matter of how far he would pull away before reaching the finish. Bay Shore next objective Ford Stable's To The Man finished second at $2.80 and $2.10, and Backsliding was third at $2.10. Hoist the Flag was first in all four starts at Belmont Park last year, but was disqualified in the Champagne Stakes after scoring by three lengths over Limit to Reason. Trainer Sidney Watters Jr. said Hoist the Flag will be shipped to Belmont Park over the weekend to prepare for next Saturday's seven-fuflong Bay Shores Stakes at Aqueduct. "If everything goes well," Watters said, "he'll go in the Bay Shore, the Gotham (April 3), the Wood Memorial (April 17) and then to Kentucky for the Derby on May 1." 'Shoe' to ride Ack Ack Another of the nation's thoroughbred stars will be in the spotlight today when Ack Ack goes postward in the $112,700-added Santa Anita Handicap. Not since the redoubtable Round Table went to the post in 1958 has any starter in the "Big-'Cap" commanded as much attention as Ack Ack, now owned by the Forked Lightning Ranch of Buddy Fogelson and his actress wife, Greer Garson. Bill Shoemaker, who was aboard when Round Table won his test under high-weight of 130 pounds, also will ride Ack Ack, who is similarly weighted. "The Shoe" will be seeking his seventh Santa Anita Handicap triumph. Ten others also are entered in the famed lyvmile race, which will have his 34th running, and Ack Ack's task looks tough despite his three victories in four starts at the meeting to date. Cougar II main threat Samuel J. Agnew's Terlago and Robert K. Miller's Hanalei Bay, 117 each. Cougar II will have the services of Laffit Pincay Jr., leading rider at Santa Anita. WESTERN CHAMPIOK Second top weight of 125 pounds goes to Mary F. Jones' Cougar II, a Chilean- bred who, with Shoemaker up, has won . , two grass stakes at Santa Anita this Tierbx candidate InwetUOSltX winter. Others include Clement L. , Hirsch's Figonero, 122, and Mrs gets win on aisquaiijicaiion HALLANDALE, Fla. (AP) Beach Bay held off favored Impetuosity to finish first by a half-length in the feature race at Gulfstream Park yesterday but was disqualified for interfering with the place horse. Impetuosity, a Kentucky Derby nominee, became the official winner with Beach Bay second. Prince of Truth closed fast for third and Derby candidate Sids Bid finished fourth. Impetuosity, ridden by. Eric Guerin, paid $7, $3.80 and $2.80. Beach Bay returned $4.20 and $3.20, and Prince of Truth paid $5.60. Time for the seven furlongs was 1:22 45. Wi Associated Press A ivinner? Don't bet on it! THE BRIGHT OUTLOOK enjoyed by jockey Johnny Rotz aboard pacesettijig Ellen's Voyage at the turn for home soon faded in yesterday's first race at Aqueduct. Projective, on rail, was the winner under Mike Venezia while Ellen's Voyage finished out of the money. Gate opened for mass signings? Judge throws out NBA 4-year rule LOS ANGELES (AP)-A federal judge said yesterday he has issued an order in the Spencer Haywood case invalidating the National Basketball .Association's rule against signing college athletes before their class graduates. U.S. District Court Judge Warren J. Ferguson ruled the NBA's four-year rule violated the Sherman Antitrust Act and said he will enjoin the league from enforcing it. The ruling could have widespread repercussions for professional basketball and football. Ferguson said the order, recorded in the court minutes Wednesday, grants OVC honors Mac, Oldham; Western places three on team Special to The Courier-Journal 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. Western Ken-tucky's star 7-footer, Jim McDaniels, and its coach, Johnny Oldham, swept Player ;'. of the Year and Coach of the Year honors ' in the Ohio Valley Conference in the ' annual poll of coaches. The results of the poll were announced here yesterday. McDaniels, who joins fornjer Western standout Clem Haskins as a repeat winner, was a unanimous choice in the balloting. It was the fourth time in all that Oldham has been voted the top coaching honors. His championship team at Western this season was his sixth in the conference. McDaniels, Jerry Dunn and Jim Rose from Western were named to the all- JOHNNY OLDHAM Felljw OVC coaches say he's best conference team. Murray State placed Les Taylor and Jimmy Young and all other OVC teams, with the exception of East Tennessee, had one player honored. They were George Bryant of Eastern Kentucky, Jim Day of Morehead, Larry Noble of Austin Peay, Wayne Pack of Tennessee Tech and Ken Riley of Middle Tennessee. Underclassmen on the team are Bryant and Dunn, both juniors, and Pack and Taylor, who are sophomores. The unit includes the league's top four scordrs, paced by McDaniels with a 29.2 average going into today's NCAA Tournament game , with Jacksonville at South Bend, Ind. ' i Exacta pays $3,688 BOWIE, Md. (AP) An exacta payment of $3,688.40 was paid at Bowie Race Course in the fifth race when : Bonnie Nose and Diaz finished one-two yesterday. , Both horses were 60-1 shots and there were 17 winning tickets on the 12-7 combination. Audubon gets 44 days for June 4-July 24 meeting Special to The Courier-Journal HENDERSON, Ky. The Kentucky Trotting Commission has granted Audubon Raceway 44 summer racing dates from June 4 through July 24. . Track president Judson Pearson. also announced a $37,000 stake program designed to attract the top harness horses in the Midwest. Seventy-five horses are now at the track and fans are invited to watch them train any morning. Haywood's motion for a summary judgement against the NBA. The order was sought by a battery of attorneys representing the Haywood interests, among them Beverly Hills attorney Frank Rothman. Haywood, being sued by Denver of the American - Basketball Association in a breach of contract suit after he jumped that team for Seattle for the NBA on Jan. 2, in turn filed an anti-trust suit against the NBA. It concerned the NBA's rule that no college player can be drafted until his college class graduates, a four-year period. Denver had signed the 6-foot-8 Haywood out of Detroit University as a financial hardship case following his sophomore year in college, and his college class won't graduate until June. Signed as hardship The breach of contract suit is to start Monday here, with the anti-trust suit to follow. Rothman explained that the judge's ' ruling has no bearing on the anti-trust litigation. "AH that remains of the antitrust action is to determine the amount Haywood has been damaged," Rothman said. Rothman earlier represented Haywood before the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that the controversial star could finish the season with Seattle. Haywood, the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year in the ABA last season, had signed with Denver for $1.9 million, and then later claimed that only a small portion of the money promised him was in cash. He refused to play early this season until the matter was settled, and then chose Seattle. 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