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SATURDAY MuK.MM,. FEBRl'AK V 23, 197i) "1 estern anam-i eis 'Headlines OVC All-Star Choices illl, U1"R1KR-J01"RNAL I.UlbVlLl.L. KY. w t By JOHN FLYNN Courier-Journal A Times Staff Writer By landslide margins, Jim McDaniels and John Oldham have been selected as the top player and coach in the Ohio Valley Conference by The Courier-Journal & Times. No player and team have ever dominated the respected OVC more thoroughly than McDaniels and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, who were glued together by Oldham this season after suffering through uncountable sophomore problems. When informed of his award, the easygoing Oldham attributed it to experience. Not his own, he hastened to add, but the experience of his players. "Experienced players can do wonders for a coach," said Oldham, smiling. McDaniels, meanwhile, topped an All- Davidson, Richmond Gain; Penn Ivy King from f and Special Dispatches semifinals of the College Athletic Con- Top-seeded Davidson scored 29 points ference tournament, in the last 10 minutes of the first half and Centre's Buddy Baker took game scor- went on to rout William & Mary 78-54 ing honors with 25 points as his team in the semifinals of the Southern Confer- suffered its 17th loss in 24 starts, ence basketball tournament at Charlotte, Seventh-ranked Penn whipped Colum- N. C, last night. bia 71-57 at Philadelphia to clinch the . , . . . , , . Ivy League championship and a berth Davidson will meet Richmond in the . ' h CAA tt. The victory championship game tonight Richmond , 24th . 25 and itg mh eliminated George Washington in the . th nation,s j t coll other semifinal 77-69. winning streak. In the NCAA, Penn will play Niagara Centre Bows in Semifinals jn the opening round of the East Re- 1 gional at Princeton, N.J. The tourney winner advances to the Columbia, losing for only the fourth NCAA tournament, meeting St. Bonaven- time in 24 games, was led by Jim Mc- ture next Saturday in the opening round Millian's 33 points, of the East Regional. CENTRE 66 WASHINGTON & LEE 93 Superior shooting and rebounding Dewit'r F? "2 T3 cartw'ght F? "0 Ti6 carried Davidson to its 32nd straight ,arrw"r " s 0-5 10 Neerels 5 0-0 10 win over a conference rival. Davidson Kinman 0 1-1 1 Fauber 9 3-3 21 is ranked No. 11 nationally. , -- ? f 235 ' 2 U Partin 1 2-2 4 Stone . .... 3 2-2 B At Louis, top-seeded Washington & ? 11 gu'tsW" 11 ? ,Lee hit 54 per cent from the field in peden i o-o 2 Mcciure .... 3 o-o romping past Centre College 93-66 in the H$Le-washington IVee " 41 1,",3 " I Kentucky Slate, .Wesleyan Vic i Murray Keys NIT Hopes ! On Victory Over Western By JOHN FLYNN i Courier-Journal & Times Staff Writer ', Beating Western Kentucky is incentive enough, but with a possible National Invitation Tournament bid riding on the outcome, Murray State coach Cal ! Luther may have to give his players tranquilizers before tonight's game. ', The game will be played at Murray, traditionally a hazardous stopover for the reigning Ohio Valley Conference champions who have pride, a 14-game ', winning streak and an unbeaten OVC season riding on the outcome. Murray, on the other hand, is hopeful ; that the NIT will look on it favorably i if it beats Western an NCAA tournament entry. However, no team has trimmed the Hilltoppers since Kansas ; turned the trick back on Dec. 20. ! Murray was one of Western's 14 con-jsecutive victims, the Hilltoppers winning 85-75 at Bowling Green on Jan. 19. ! "Of our six losses that was the only 'game in which we were manhandled," I said Luther, who' has great admiration 'for Western's talent. "Western is the ibest team in the OVC in many years." This praise, or . soft-soaping if you I prefer, should not fool the Hilltoppers. i The last time a Western team compiled IU Visits N orthtveslern It's Swim ; By RUSS BROWN i ' '' ' : Courier-Journal Times Staff Writer George King, who once figured that 1 three losses would be good enough to win, the Big Ten championship this sea- son," runs smack into hard reality today. J. If Iowa hands King's Purdue team that i third conference setback in the 4 p.m. ; (EST) showdown at Purdue Arena in IWest Lafayette, Ind., coach Ralph Milker's surprising Hawkeyes will win their ', first outright title since 1956. ' As the Big Ten champ, Iowa would re-i ceive a bid to play in the NCAA Mideast j Regional at Columbus, Ohio, where it would play the winner of a game next ; Saturday between Western Kentucky and ! Jacksonville. ! Iowa, performing beyond King's and ! High. School Bafketltall Summeries LINCOLN 1 23 24 21- 86 , TAYLORSVILLE . . 23 30 19101 Lincoln Huey Pi ater 24, David Hill 34. Taylors-i villa Steve Greer 12, David Shelburne 19, Dick Green-i well 30, Randy Goodlett 13, Martin Henry 19. ! GARRARD COUNTY 13 20 15 2070 J SHELBYVILLE - 18 13 19 1444 I Garrard County Larry Hurt 32, Dunn 23. Shelby-(. villa Burch Kinsolving 22, Lee Kinsolvlng 11, Tony I Payne 12. ! OWEN COUNTY UK 11 1457 j HENRY COUNTY 15 27 15 3087 I Henry County Llovd Penniston 12, Tom McAllister i 19, Steve Taylor 14, Glenn Norvell 1. Ownn County ; John Sanders 12, Steve Miller 12, Lewis Brock 15. HART COUNTY 24 25 25 2094 I FRANKLIN-SIMPSON 22 15 18 2833 Hart County Jerrv Faulkner 27, Myron Coats 15, Terry Comoton 32, John Estes 14. Franklin-5impson . Emmelt Brisgs 12, Bred Grow 15, Donnie Bland 23, Rick PHI H, jim Griffin 22. OVC first five that includes Murray State's Claude Virden, last year's Player of the Year, high-scoring Howard Wright of Austin Pcay, tough veteran Mike Kret.er of East Tennessee and a surprise, Morehcad State's Jim Day. McDaniels expressed surprise and pleasure at being named the Player of the Year. "I really am proud," he said, "because there are fine players in the OVC. 1 never expected to be selected." He shouldn't have been surprised, not after the year he has had. The 7-footer leads the OVC in scoring (28.7), shooting percentage (.565) and rebounding (13.9). More importantly, Western has been a big winner under his leadership. "Mac has improved in every department over last season," said Oldham, a significant winning streak, Murray ended it. At Murray, of course. That was in 1967 when Murray demolished a string of 21 Western victories in the finale of the regular season. Murray also has its memories. .The Racers, for instance, have won 28 consecutive games at home. And guess who beat them the last time? Yep, Western in 1966. Murray's problem tonight is figuring out a way to keep Western off the boards, although Luther said his team currently is playing "beautiful ball." "We're down to eight players," the coach said, "but we're, playing better defense than at any time last season. These kids just keep hustling." Western, likewise, has been playing great defense. For instance, Jim McDaniels and Clarence Glover combined for 13 blocked shots iii last Monday's 76-63 victory over Dayton. Elsewhere tonight in the OVC, East Tennessee, still hoping to finish in a tie for second place with Murray, hosts Eastern Kentucky; Morehead plays at . Tennessee Tech, and Middle Tennessee visits Austin Peay. Eastern has split 20 games and follow- Past Iowa everyone else's expectations, will lake an 11-0 Big Ten record into the clash. Defending champion Purdue, at 9-2, is the only team with a chance to overtake the leaders. And even if Purdue reverses a 94-88 loss at Iowa City on Jan. 3, King admits its title hopes will still be slim. After today, each team will have two games remaining, Purdue at Michigan State and at home against Minnesota and Iowa against Ohio State at Iowa City and at Northwestern. "Even if we beat Iowa, I'd have to think our title chances are somewhat slight," he said. "Iowa has good momentum going and has 'been playing very well." At any rate, Purdue, winner of seven in a row since being upset at Northwestern Jan. 24, would appear to have an excellent chance of postponing its Big Ten funeral for at least a few days. First, the Boilermakers have not lost Conference BIG TEN CONFERENCE Tesm W. L. Team W. L. Iowa 11 0 Michigan 4 7 Purdue 9 2 Wisconsin 4 7 Ohio State 7 4 Indiana 3 S Illinois i 5 Michigan State 3 8 Minnesota 6 5 Northwestern 2 9 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Team W. L. Team W. L. Western Kentucky 12 0 Middle Tenn. . . ... 5 8 Murray 9 4 Morehead ... 4 t East Tennessee . 7 5 Tennessee Tech - 4 8 Eastern Kentucky 6 6 Austin Peay 2 10 "and the happy prospect is that he'll continue to got better because he has such a good altitude about everything." McDaniels, however, expressed concern over his rebounding. "I know I can do better than 14 a game," said Mac. "My knees have been bothering me and I may have spurs removed from both of them this summer." Here's a look at the other first-teamers: Virden Sure to be a high professional draft choice, Claude's production has dropped off slightly this season although he still is, averaging 19.8 points and shooting 48.2 per cent from the field with his snake-like moves. 1 Wright The 6-2 Louisvillian is second only to McDaniels in OVC scoring with a 27.4 average built against stacked defenses. He has the best range of any shooter in the conference and, like Virden, is sure to be tabbed in the pro fessional draft. Krctzer A shooter by reputation, the 6-5 native of New Jersey prides himself on playing defense. He averages 20 points a game, usually takes the opponent's toughest inside player and is as consistent as any performer in the conference. Day He wrote the most unlikely story of the 1969-70 season by developing from a two-point scorer as a sophomore into Morehead's top player under the careful teaching of first-year coach Bill Harrell. He's averaging 22 points and over 10 rebounds and promises to get better next season. The second unit of Eastern Kentucky's Willie Woods, Middle Tennessee's Ken Riley, Murray's Jimmy Young, Western's Jerome Perry and Morehead's Ron Gathright has everything except size. Riley and Perry are the tallest at 6-4, Fred Towns Chester Brown ing tonight's clash with East Tennessee, coach Guy Strong's team will close out the season against Tennessee Tech at home Monday night. Morehead, meanwhile, has a 12-10 record with two games remaining, including tonight's visit to Tennessee Tech and Monday night's home game with East Tennessee. Middle Tennessee also has incentive for tonight's match with Austin Peay. By winning, Middle would record its 15th victory, the most for a Middle team since 1952. Small college fans will keep an eye peeled on Owensboro tonight where jXentucky Wesleyan plays Kentucky State. It is a meeting of two of the finest small college teams in the nation. It will be the final tuneup for Wesleyan and Kentucky State before they enter tournament play, Kentucky State in the NAIA and Wesleyan in the college division of the NCAA. Kentucky State will host the District 24 NAIA playoff Monday and Tuesday, while Wesleyan will host the Souih Regional of the NCAA meet March 6-7. Thomas More, which has won eight in a row since a one -point loss to Bellar-mine, will wrap up; its regular season at home against St. Lfeo. if or Drown at home since early in the 1967 season including a streak of 23 Big Ten wins. And the six-point loss to Iowa earlier came while starting guard Larry Weath-erford and reserve forward Bill Franklin were sitting out a one-game suspension. That setback also occurred before King shuffled his lineup and came up with a smaller, quicker unit that has yet to lose. "We're much faster now than we were the first time," said King. "And that speed will be important because Iowa likes to run. It punches the ball down pretty quick and uses a pressure defense to hurry the game up. We have the speed to offset theirs. One of the reasons they've been so successful is because most teams don't." Besides that speed, Purdue will also have to contend with Iowa forward John Johnson, whom King calls "a great one." The 6-foot-7 senior's 27.7 scoring average leads an explosive Iowa offense that .ranks third in the country behind Jack Standings SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Team W. L. Team W. L. Kentucky 14 1 Vanderbllt . 7 S LSU 10 5 Florida - 6" 10 Georgia . .'- 10 6 Ole Miss ,...:j,:f 10 ' Auburn . 9 6 Alabama 4 11 Tennessee 9 4 Miss. State . 2 13 , MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Team W. L. Team W. L. Drake .12 2 St. Louis 5 B Louisville .10 2 Bradley 4 9 Cincinnati 11 3 Wichita 2 11 North Texas 9 4 Memphis State .... 1 13 Tulsa 6 8 but with players like Woods, a leaping 6-3 defensive standout; Young, a spirited driver and outside shooter; Gathright, a defensive ace, and the bullish Riley and Perry, great size is not necessary. The McDanielses, Virdens, Wrights, Kretzers and Days of tomorrow are usually found on the freshman teams and with this in mind, The Courier-Journal & Times chose the top five yearlings in the conference. Murray State has two of them in 6-3 Lcs Taylor of Carbondale, 111., and 6-4 Fred Towns of St. Louis, who off their freshman performances are expected to step into "varsity jobs next season. Each is averaging 21.5 points for the once-beaten Murray freshmen. Joining them on the All-Freshman five are Charles Mitchell of Eastern Kentucky, 6-10 Chester Brown of Middle Tennessee and Denton Willard of East Tennessee. Mitchell, an explosive 6-3 native of Louisville, is averaging 30 points and is ranked alongside Taylor and Towns as potential stars of tomorrow. Brown, an unpolished but nevertheless imposing Alabaman, is being counted on to lead Middle Tennessee out of the wilderness. He is averaging an impressive 20 rebounds and 16 points and, according to Middle coach Jimmy Earle, "looks even better when he works against our varsity." Willard, a 6-2 Virginian, is leading the East Tennessee frosh with a 21-point average. He's hitting 50 per cent from the field and 80 per cent at the line. "This is not a good year for freshmen in the OVC," said East Tennessee freshman coach Larry Castle, "but Willard's going to be a good one." OVC All-Star Selections Varsity Player, College Ht. Jim McDaniels, Western Kentucky 7-0 Claude Virden, Murray 6-4 Howard Wright, Austin Peay 6-2 Mike Kretzer, East Tennessee 6-5 Jim Day, Morehead 6-7 Freshmen Player, College Ht. les Taylor, Murray . ' 6-3 Fred Towns, Murray 6-4 Charles Mitchell, Eastern Kentucky 6-3 Chester Brown, Middle Tennesse 6-10 Denton Willard, East Tennessee 6-2 Rising Star LOUISVILLIAN Charles Mitchell works out against one of his Eastern Kentucky ' freshman -teammates. Mitchell, a Seneca graduate, is averaging 30 points high among the players on The Courier-Journal 8s Times' AU-OVC Freshman team. for Gasping Purdue sonville and Kentucky with a 95.4 average Johnson scored 28 in the first meeting. George ' Faerber, a 6-5Ms junior, will guard Johnson and King is confident he can do the job. Of course, Iowa's defense will have its hands full too trying to contain Rick Mount, who fired in 53 points in the Jan. 3 game. Mount is averaging 34.6 overall and 39.3 in the Big Ten. He needs 111 points Eastern Swimmers Lead In State College Meet. Special to The Courier-Journal RICHMOND, Ky.- -Eastern Kentucky University moved into a big lead during the opening session of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Swimming Championships here last night. Eastern, collecting 294 points to second-place Kentucky's 219, won six of the seven events, .setting five meet records. . ' The meet concludes tonight with nine more events. Ashe Advances at Maeon MACON, Ga. (AP) Top-seeded Arthur Ashe, of the United States rallied in the final set yesterday ' to defeat Zelko Franulovic of Yugoslavia and advance to the, semifinals of the third annual Macon International Tennis Tournament. i I ' v.' . .. ... X-";... . . ( t. v3- xt i X : TV ii "C '"' Player of Year Jim McDaniels obliges aulograph-seeker. John Oldham Howard Wright Wt. Class Scor. Avg. 215 Jr. 28.7 195 Jr. 19.8 177 Sr. ' 27.4 190 Sr. . , 20.0 215 : Jr. 22.0 Wt. 190 210 200 210 162 Scor. Avg. 21.5 21.5 30.0 H.o ; 21.0 Hometown Carbondale, III. Sikeston, Mo. Louisville (Seneca) Clanton, Ala. Salem, Va. Movwl McGrady Sets Another World Record NEW YORK (AP) Invincible Martin McGrady, the soft-spoken schoolteacher, shattered his own 600-year world record, his ninth successive triumph of the year, with an incredible 1:07.6 clocking last night at the 82nd annual AAU indoor track and field championships. McGrady, of Washington, D. C. bettering a world mark for the fourth consecutive time, whipped Olympic 440-meter champion Lee Evans again, for the third time. Evans of San Jose, Calif., was also caught under the former mark set by McGrady of 1:08.5 set two weeks ago in Louisville at the Mason-Dixon games. Evans, three yards back, ran 1:08 flat. AAU TRACK WINNERS Triple iump Norm Tate, New York, 53-4'j; women's long iump Chi Cheng, Los Angeles, 21-034; women's high iump Debbie BriU, Canada, 5-11; 35-pound weight George Frenn, N. Hollywood, Calif., 70-5'!; shot put Brian Oldfield, Chicago, 63-10; women's shot put Mary Jacobson, Oregon, 46-9; Women's 80 Francie Johnson, Michigan, 2:10.;5 women's hurdles Miss Chen, 7.6; women's 60 Miss Chen 6.7; 60 hurdles Willie Davenport, Texas Striders, 7.1; long iump Tate 26-434; 60 Charlie Greene, U.S. Army, 6.0; women's 440 Kathv Hammond, Sacramento, 55.2; women's mile Kathv Gibbon, Phoenix, 4:58.5; women's 220 Diane Kummer, Chicago, 54.9; 1000 Juris Luzins, William & Mary, 2:06.2; 3-mile Art Dulong, Holy Cross, 13:19.6; 600 Martin McGrady, Washington, 1:07.6 (world recrod); mile Marty Liauori Villanova, 4:00.9; high iump Otis Burrell, Southern California, 7-fi; 2-mile relay Chicago Track Club (Bob O'Conner, Ken Sparks, Ralph Schultz, Lowell Paul), 7:30.9; women's sprint medley relay Atoms Track Club (Gail Fitzgerald, Linda Reynolds, Linda Cordy, Pat Hawkins, 1.46.3. 2-mile relay Chicaqo Track Club 7:30.9; mile relay Washinqton Sports International (McGrady 47.0) 3:14.4; pole vault Bob Seaqren, Southern California Striders, 17-2. in his last three outings to set an all-time conference scoring record. Jerry Oliver, the Indiana assistant whose team has lost twice to Iowa and once to Purdue, saw the first Purdue-Iowa game and predicts a Purdue win today. And about Purdue's championship chances, Oliver added: v "They're slim and none. Purdue will win its final two games, but someone still has to beat Iowa and I don't know who it would be." While Purdue and Iowa are battling it out, Oliver will be in Chicago, where IU will meet Northwestern in an 8:S0 p.m. (EST) game. The Hoosiers, 7-13 overall, have a 3-8 Big Ten record and are ' struggling to avoid their third straight last-place finish. Today's College SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Alabama at Mississippi State. Auburn at Tennessee. Florida at Georgia. Louisiana State at Ole Miss. Vanderbllt at Kentucky, afternoon. MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE Athletes in Action at Cincinnati. Drake at Louisville, afternoon. Memphis at Wichita. ' North Texas at Tulsa. , i St. Lou.s ot Bradley, afternoon. OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Eastern at East Tennessee. Middle Tennessee at Austin Peay. Morehead at Tannesse Ta, Western at Murray. OTHER KENTUCKY TEAMS Centre in consolation round of College Athletic Conference at St. Louis. Staff Photo 1 1 it MIKE KRETZER An all-around standout McGrady, the 23-year-old fomer Cen: tral State Ohio speedster increased his record to 27 victories in 29 outings since first establishing the world mark in 1966 of 1:09. McGrady's win overshadowed the dramatic, elbow-tossing victory by Vil-lanova's Martin Liquori. Liquori, pointing an accusing finger at Polish rival Henryk Szordykowski at the tape, following their bruising elbowing episode, jarred each other on the turn following the gun which signifies the final turn around the 11 laps. Liquori was clocked in 4:00.9, Szyordykowski in 4:02.1. Officials, after viewing a replay of the race on television, felt Liquori should have been disqualified but the referee, Stan Wright, overruled and declared Liquori the winner and there was no disqualification. Cooper's TKO Highlights Portland Boxing Action Ernest Cooper, a classy 120-pounder, scored a a second-round technical knockout over John Cowherd of Owensboro as the Portland Boys' Club defeated Owensboro 8-4 at the Portland" center last night, It was the main event of an amateur boxing show. AMATEUR BOXING RESULTS Charles Cooper 53, (P) tko over Dino Robinson 53 in second round; Steve Raines 55 (P) dec. Robert Smith, 54; Andre Clay, 85, (P) dec. Jimmy Calhoun, 85; David Tolliver, 85 (O) dec. Terry Cooper, 80; Vincent Darby, 85 (P) dec. Terry Simmons, 85; Kurt Rollark, 100 (P) dec. Ricky Johnson, 98; Terrv Tyler, 125 (O) dec. Wayne Buckner, 124; Ronnie Jack-sen, 135 (O) tko over Steve Vincent, 132, in second; James Parker, 130 (P) dec. Bill Harris, 129; Edward Coooer, 90 (P) tko over Tracy Calhoun, 92, in first: Don McGaughy, 135 (PJ tko over William Fountain, 130, in second; Ernest Cooper, 120 (P) tko over John Cowherd, 120 in second. Good Shepherd Outguns ( . Country Day 64-57 Special to The Courier-Journal FRANKFORT, Ky. Hot-shooting Frankfort Good Shepherd whipped Louisville Country Day here last night 64-57. The winners hit 52 per cent of their shots from the field. Country Day came within five points with a minute to play 60-55 but could pull no closer. Alan Matthews led the losers with 31 points, 21 of which were scored in the second half. LOUISVILLE FRANKFORT COUNTRY DAY 57 GOOD SHEPHERD 4 Player FG FT Ml 0 1 4-8 0-0 2-4 0-0 Player FG FT TP Matthews Staten Brown Maier .... Hume Smith 12 3 5 . 1 0 . 1 Konnwly Hay Ahlen Serafinl Woodrum Butler . .. 4 5 . 5 . 8 .. 4 0 U 14 u 4-4 2-2 1- 3 0-1 3fl 2- 3 12 M 11 1 11 Totals 7 22 13-24 Totals 12-19 LOUISVILLE COUNTRY DAY 4 15 1957 FRANKFORT GOOD SHEPHERD 10 It Basketball Schedule Kentucky State at Wesleyan, St. Leo at Thomas Moore BIG TEN CONFERENCE Indiana at Norlhwestrrn. Iowa at Purdue. Michiaan State at Ohio State, afternoon. Minnesota at Illinois. Wisconsin at Michiqan. OTHER INDIANA TEAMS Evansville at Southern Illinois. Notre Dame at Dayton. OTHER GAMES California at UCLA. Florida Stale at Miami. Fla. North Carolina at Di'ke, afternoon. L- Final in Middle Atlantic Conference ' Tournamaitt at Philadelphia. ' Final In Southern Conference Tournament at Charlotte. Ti Qiai-) r-i ir-t f i-itui- ri it f i r i il f h-i i r -M - - "1 'M

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