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.1 PRO BASKETBALL uiiiiiiiuniuiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiniuiiiiiuiiiuiniiiiiiiiiiii By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Boston 50 12 .806 New York 48 17 .738 3tt Buffalo 18 44 .290 32 'Mladelphia 7 59 .106 45 . Central Division Baltimore 40 21 .655 -Atlanta 36 28 .563 514 Houston 24 39 .381 17 NerthwMt Arkaruoi TIMES, Tuts., Feb. 20, 1973 · 11 PAVITTIVILLI, AIXKAMfA* Top Indiana By Percentage Points Cleveland 33 39 .371 17V4 Gophers Lead Big Ten Golf Greats Arnold Palmer, left, breaks up in laughter Monday while talking with Jack Nicklaus at the National Awards Dinner of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association in New York. The two were among five cited at the dinner as all-time golfing greats. The olher three honored were Ben Hogan, the late Bob Jones and (he late Walter Hagen. Nicklaus also received trophy as the 1972 Player of the Year. Specs Solve Problems For Arnold Palmer Western Conference Midwest Division Milwaukee 44 20 .688 -Chicago 38 23 .623 4 Detroit 27 35 .435 Ifi K.C.-Omaha 31 36 .463 14Ms Pacific Division Los Angeles 48 14 .774 -Golden State 37 25 .597 11 Piioeriix 29 33 .468 19 Seattle 20 45 .308 29V4 Portland 16 46 .28 32 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Phoenix at Boston Kansas City-Omaha at Buffalo Cleveland vs. Milwaukee at Madison, Wis. · Portland at New York Los Angeles at Chicago Atlanta at Golden State Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Phoenix at Baltimore Los Angeles at Detroit · Seattle -vs. Houston at San Antonio Only games scheduled ABA By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "We feel like we should be in first place. We're the best team," Minnesota Coach Bill Musselman said of his fourth- ranked Gophers. · And, thanks to a helping hand from upstart Ohio State--or perhaps slippery hands by Purdue--that's where Minnesota found itself today, mainly perched atop the Big Ten Conference basketball standings. "You can't count this team out," Musselman said after the 3ophers, trailing Illinois by three points at the intermission, rallied for an 82-73 victory Tuesday night. "We were 1-2 in the league and we were down at halftime tonight but still came back." Now they're 7-2, percentage points ahead of lOth-rated Indiana, which boosted its record to 8-3 with a 75-65 victory ovei Michigan Purdue, State, which And No. 17 started the night's action atop the Big Ten, .umbled to third at 7-3 as the Buckeyes thumped the Boilermakers 102-79. In other games involving teams in The Associated'Press Top Twenty, 12th-ranked Southwestern Louisiana smashed Arkansas State 109-78, No. 18 Alabama bounced Vanderbilt 87-78 and 19th-rated Virginia Tech was knocked off by Richmond 94-93 in double overtime. ' ' M i n n e s o t a could play against UCLA every day of the week," Illinois Coach -Harv Schmidt said. His Illini had lost to the top-ranked, untouchable Bruins by only seven points in the Sugar Bowl Tournament. Senior center Steve Downing's 26 points and 18 by soph reserve forward John Laskowski paced the Hoasiers past Michigan State. Downing got 15 n the first half, then Laskowski took over with 14 the rest of the vay, Wardell Jackson and Luke Witte combined for 5tt Buckeye points in the upset of Purdue, a ragged affair in which 61 fouls turnovers were com- and 49 mitted. It was Dwight Lamar's last home game for the 12th-ranked Ragin' Cajuns. They gave him a huge trophy-- and Lamar responded with a gift of his own. He scored a game-high 28 points against Arkansas Southwestern Louisiana f i n - ished unbeaten in the Southland Conference for Hie second year in a row. Alabama kept its Southeastern hopes alive Conference by beating title Vanderbilt, but the Crimson Tide remained one-game behind unranked Tennessee, an 87-83 vic- ,or over Florida, in the SEC standings. Kentucky, with sophomore Kevin Grevey scoring 4D joinls, beat Georgia 99-86 and rails Tennessee by Hi games n the SEC. Eddie Voelker's layup after a steal with eight seconds left ?ave Tennessee its victory over Florida. Voelker came off the bench to spark the Vols in ths waning seconds. ·Ray Amann took only threa shots--two in the extra periods--from the floor for Richmond and he made all of them, to the chagrin of Virginia Tech. 'Amann's first shot in the overtime periods, was a tipin with 1:18 left in the first extra period. That tied the score and sent the game into another overtime. Then he sank a tipin with 11 seconds to play in the second extra period to win the gama for the Spiders. NEW YORK (AP) - If your golf game goes spur, don't necessarily consult your pro, contact your oculist, suggests Arnold Palmer. "Spectacles have given me a better depth perception," the fairway immortal from Latrobe, Pa., said Monday at the annual National Awards Dinner of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. "I think glasses might improve the games of a lot of players, even some of the younger ones, but most avoid spectacles as if they were a plague. They're too much trouble." Palmer, 43, wore large, steel- rimmed specs in winning t h e Bob Hope Classic at Palm Springs, Calif., nine days, ago --his first tournament triumph since the Westchester Classic in the summer of 1971. The popular golfing millionaire was one of five all-time greats honored at the dinner at the Americana Hotel. The others were Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hog-an, the late Bob Jones and the late Walter Hagen, chosen by a poll of national golf writers. Jones and Hagen were repre- Slalom Runs kick For Pro Skiers ; DETROIT (AP)' -- ·· gold at the ends of rainbows '', don't exist, but professional ··skiers are - finding more and '' more pots of gold at the end of ; their slalom runs--if they're : good enough. The money to be had on the pro tour has ballooned ever ' since television cigarette advertising was banned a couple years ago and the tobacco companies sought other outlets for their ad revenue. With the money pouring in, ' pro skiing is burgeoning. Spider Sabich gets perhaps as much publicity himself as the -entire sport got a few years · ago. And the decision of famed '. former Olympic skiing Gold ;Medalist Jean-Claude K i 11 y of ·France to compete has helped "the business further. · The Benson Hedges ciga- '.Tetle company is the umbrella ;sponsor of the Grand Prix tour. · There are other sponsors in- ·'volved, from ski equipment 'manufacturers to hamburger '.franchises. According to publicity Bob Tracey, Benson Hedges has provided a pot of $90,800 .this year which will be divided according to a point system at the end of the 15-event series. The winner will pocket $40,000--not to mention all the purses he may have won during the tour. By contrast, last year's tota! pot after nine races was $25, 000, with the winner collecting $10,000. Although there has been some form of tour for more than 10 years, today's series -began in late 1970 and Billy Kidd was champion after three races. Sabich was the champ in the nine-race series in 1971 'winning $21,000, and again las year when he won $50,600. Prize money is-only one in entive. Just as golfers are aid for lending their names to ;olf equipment; skiers are paic or lending theirs to ski equip ment. "I'd say if Sabich was tc make $50,000 on the tour he'd make another $100,000 on en .orsements," said Bob Beattle xecutive director of the Inter national Ski Racers Associ ation. The ISRA is the organ zing body for pro ski racinf and it sanctions the tou events. Television has helped creat popular interest in the sporl 'and the TV story is growing, Beattie said. "We're workin on a larger package for nex year...But we're not pushing i a the point we get ahead of th development of the sport." The tour doesn't just stop a the better known resorts sue as Aspen, or Vail, Colo. ' recently competed at St. Pan Minn., and also at Beech Moun tain, N.C. No matter how steep or we! snown the hills, Duncan sau "the great equalizer is the $20 000 at the end of the race.". mted by their look-alike sons, icklaus also received a trophy s the 1972 Player of the Year n the strength of his five tour- dment triumphs and more than .$320,000 official winnings. Byron Nelson, the golf king of le mid-19405, received the fea- Jred Gold Tee Award for his ontributions to the game. The '-year-old Nelson was a tour ar for 15 years but reached is peak in 1945 when he won 18 our tournaments. 11 in a row, records still unmatched in le Professional Golfers Associ- tion records. "My greatest pride w a s in naking the money, list in 113 traight tournaments," Nelson aid. "At that time, only 15 ualified for the money." It is a record that has es- aped such stars as Nicklaus, 'aimer and Gene Littler, the ame stylist from San Diego *o received the Ben Hogan \ward as the player who over- ame a physical handicap. Lit- ler underwent a cancer oper- ition last April. Carolina Kentucky Virginia Mew York Memphis Utah Indiana Denver Dallas San Diego East W. L. Pet. G.B, 46 19 ' .708 -42 23 .646 4 32 31 .508 13 24 40 .375 21'/i 20 43 .317 25 West 42 24 .636 -38 27 .585 3"A 33 30 .524 IVi 22 39 .361 17V4 20 43 .317 20% Monday's Games New York 128, Dallas 99 Utah G9, San Diego 89 Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games New York vs. Carolina at Greensboro Virginia at Memphis Indiana at Dallas Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Memphis at Kentucky San Diego at Denver Only games scheduled The Family of the Year Award went to former world ennis champion Ted Schroeder. a six-handicap player; his vife, Ann. four times champion of the La Jolla Calif. Country Club, and sons John,' Richard and Robert, all scratch or low handicap players. Spring Strike Keeps Players Closed Out District Cage Tourney Under Way DECATUR -- A full slate of games marked the schedule in the junior girls-senigr boys District I Basketball Tournament here Monday. In junior girls action' St. Paul d o w n e d Greenland 21-17. Darlene Galloway had 16 points for the winners while Lynn Eldridge managed 15 f o r Greenland. Decatur eliminated Farmington 44-3. Dorita Eddington had 10 p o i n t s for Decatur while Reba Stevens managed 11 for Farmington. Pea Ridge dropped Winslow in senior boys play with Gary Brown scoring 17 points for the winners. Gentry edged Kingston 88 : 78 Big 10 Teams Looking For High Rankings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Big Three in the fight for the Big Ten championship also are battling for a high spot in the national major-college basketball rankings dominated by UCLA and North Carolina State. Minnesota, 16-2, ·. remained fourth in The Associated Press' Top Twenty poll released today while Indiana, 15-5, moved from llth to 10th despite splitting two games that dropped it into third place behind Purdue and Minnesota in the Big Ten Conference. Purdue, 14-5, which broke a first-place tie with Indiana, last week joined the Top Twenty, being named 17th in nationwide voting by sports writers and sportscasters. UCLA, 21-0, won three times last week and received 39 first- place votes and 816 points while second-place' North Carolina State, also 21-0 after two victories, got the other two first- place ballots and 740 points. Long Beach State, 22-1 stayed third with 637 points. Minnesota received 560 points and Mar quette, 20-2, continued fifth with 537 points. Completing the Top Ten were Revson Leads Unique Competition Frazier No Mark Spitz ROTONDA WEST. Fla. (AP) -- Smokin' Joe Frazier is hungry for a rematch' with heavy- w e i g h t boxing champion George Foreman, but he's not quite ready to challenge Mark Spitz. "My big aim in swimming was to keep from drowning," said the 215-pound Philadelphia strongboy. "It was like I was throwin' punches at the water and the water kept hittin' back." Frazier and nine other athletes of note are participating in the first annual Superstars Carnival, matching skills in sports other than their specialties. Joe tried swimming ... briefly. He plunged into the pool for a 50 - meter heat race and began flailing away, like lie would after backing a ring opponent into a corner. Race driver Peter Revson stroked away at a quick pace with skier Jean-Claude Kllly and pole vaulter Bob Seagren in reasonable pursuit. Frazier just kept on swingin'. New York Nets Power Past Dallas 128-99 18 rebounds and added 24 points, Carolina; Providence, moved from eighth to and Farmington Greenland 66-49. eliminated Foreman Comes Horn HOUSTON (AP) -- Georg Foreman, the teen-aged stre kid who made it to the wor heavyweight boxing champio ship, comes home today. Houston plans a welcome home party for Foreman, who knocked Joe Frazier down six times and won a second-round technical knockout Jan.' 22 in Jamaica. NEW YORK (AP) -- Marvin Miller, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and John Gaherin, chief negotiator for the baseball club owners, will meet again today in an effort to settle the baseball contract dispute before the scheduled start of spring training March 1. It will be the fourth consecutive day of negotiations, but both sides are maintaining silence as to what progress--if any--has been made. "There will be no statements issued until there is something to announce," said Dick Moss, attorney for the Players Associ- a t i o n , following Monday' :hree-hour meeting at Gaherin's office. The talks shift to ^-Year-Old Golfer Hopes To Play In Doral Pro-Am MIAMI (AP) -- At 93, Le-l motto Smith still isn't able to shoot his age on the golf links. But his score is getting better all the time. "I think my putting will improve now that I've got my eye fixed," said the wealthy Bal Harbour, Fla., resident. "And I've never been healthier." . Healthy means well enough to be entered as a contestent in the March 7 pro-amateur prelude to the Doral-Eastern Open Golf Tournament. As he did last year, he'll hit the first ball. His 1972 entry came after he made a $30 donation to Doral's American Cancer Fund. A tournament worker, Sally Shepherd, called to tell him he was entitled to play..She wound up driving his golf carl. "We're honored to have him play, 1 ' · said proTam chairman Arti'Bruns. "He inspires us younger players to keep prac ticing." Blue-eyed and a sharp dresser with quick smile and soft, Isllvery hair,' Smith' plays nine Miller's office today, starting al 2 p.m., EST. Participants in Monday's meeting, along with Gaherin Miller and Moss, were Nationa League President Chub Feeney and American League Presi dent Joe Cronin. Joe Torre, the St. Louis Cardinal player rep also sat in. The two points of difference are salary arbitration and the reserve clause. North which seventh; Maryland, which advanced to eighth from 10th; Houston, which dropped from seventh to ninth, and Indiana. St. John'.; of New York, ninth last week, headed the Second Ten, followed by Southwestern Louisiana, Kansas Slate, Memphis State, New Mexico, Missouri, Purdue, Alabama, Virginia Tech and Jacksonville. Brigham Young, 20th last week, dropped from the rankings. The Top Twenty, with first- place votes in parentheses, season records and total points. Points tabulated on basis of 2018-16-H-12-10 etc.: UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -For the New York Nets, there was some good and some bad. First the good. Billy Paultz scored 26 points and grabbed John Roche leading the Nets past the Dallas Chaparrals 128-99 Monday afternoon. Now, the bad. Brian Taylor, a top candidate for rookie of the year honors in the American Basketball Association, dislocated two fingers in a collision with Dallas' Gene Kennedy during the second period. Taylor won't travel with the Nets to Greensboro, N.C. f o r tonight's g a m e against the Carolina Cougars. Neither will forward Tom Washington, who hurt a knee over the weekend a n d didn't suit up for the Dallas game. With 3:03 to go in the third period, Taylor drove to the basket against Kennedy. They col- ided, and Taylor fell to the floor with a resounding thud leard throughout the Nassau bliscum. At first a broken wrist was feared, but those X rays proved negative. The doctor's report is a dislocation of the middle and ring fingers of the right hand. "He will be out for about two weeks," said Dr. Allan Levy, the Nets, team physician. The game against Dfllla's 'was an easy one. The Nets outscored the visitors 30-15 in the second period and coasted home. They outrebounded Dallas 54-35. In the only other pro basketball game, All-Star forward Willie Wise scored 43 points to lead Utah to a 99-89 victory over the San Diego Conquistadors in an ABA 1 night game. By winning the Stars increased their lead in the ABA West to 3'/4 games over idle Indiana. After 20 meters, Smokin' Joe 'as 10 meters behind. At the halfway point, he looked like a man in need of a life preserver. Frazier threw up his hands and said: "I quit!" Spitz' seven gold medals were safe. Revson won the swimming event along with tennis, beating hockey star Rod Gilbert 6-1 in the finals, and piled up 23 overall points in Monday's action. Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench, still recuperating from lung surgery, captured a one-game bowliiig tournament despite rolling a puny 131 game, and was second by ona stroke to pro bowler Jim Stefanich's 41 in a nine Viole golf event. Bench was runnerup to Revson with 21 points. Seagren hoisted 170 pounds to upset Frazier in weighllifting and the slendnr 175-pound Call- fornian was second in swimming with' 17 overall points going into today's final five events. Revson won $6,900 ?4onday in the $122,000 Suoerstars competition. Bench got $o,300 and Seagren, earning his first mon- e'y as an athlete, bagged J5.100. Biathlon To Begin OSLO (AP) -- Policeman Ragnar Tveiten, a veteran of nternalional competition, will ucad a six-man Norwegian :eam at the 1973 World Biathlon Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., March 1-4. Melbourne Wins State Cage Title CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- Janet Cooper scored seven points n the final minutes as Mel- journe defeated Highland 46-38 lere Monday night to win the over-all girl's high school state basketball championship. Melbourne was the state ilass B champ and Highland was Class A champion. Miss Cooper finished with 22 joints for the night. Sandra Ha- ,ey scored 16 points for Mel- oourne. Kim Tucker had 20 and Clara Sample 18 for Highland, which had defeated Melbourne twice in regular season games. Boxer Is Critical PHOENIX. Ariz. (AP) -Charley Jacobs, a welterweight from San Diego, is listed in critical condition today from injuries apparently received in a boxing match here. Jacobs collapsed Monday night a short time after he was knocked out by Johnny Rico of Tucson in the fifth round of 1. UCLA (39) 2. N.C. State (2) 3. Long Beach St. 4. Minnesota 5. Marquette 6. No. Carolina 7. Providence 8. Maryland 9. Houston 10. Indiana 11. St. John's, .NY 12. SW Louisiana 13. Kansas St. 14. Memphis St. 15. New Mexico 16. Missouri 17. Purdue 18. Alabama 19. Va. Tech 20. Jacksonville 21-0 816 21-0 740 20-1 637 16-2 560 20-2 537 20-4 412 18-Z 327 17-4 195 18-3 192 15-5' 172 18-3 150 19-2 144 18-3 129 19-4 115 21-3 95 17-4 14-5 16-4 19-4 15-3 Connors-Gottfried Advance Easily In Indoor Tourney SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- had to work hard in advancing Topseeded Jimmy Connors of Los Angeles and fourth-seeded Brian Gottfried of Miami have advanced virtually untested to the third' round in the $50,000 National Indoor Tennis Championships. Two other seeded Americans and two of the remaining three seeded foreigners posted first round victories Monday. Former champion Hie Nastase of Romania, the top-seeded foreigner and tournament favorite, plays today for the first time. Neither Connors nor Gottfried THE Great Imperial IS THE LARGEST SELLING CIGAR IN THE WORLD from Monday's second-round action. Connors, a 20-year-old former NCAA singles champion, was not at his best as he coasted to a 6-3. 6-0 victory over Edison Manderino of Brazil. The left- handed Connors is not scheduled to face more singles competition until Wednesday. Gottfried overwhelmed Ian Fletcher of Australia, 6-3, 6-2. KING EDWARD their bout. eight-round semi-main holes a couple of times a month and scores 60 to 64. He hits drives about 135 yards and his 'avorite clubs are the three- wnod and the five-iron. "Blindness in my right eye made me develop. a short 5ackswing because I couldn't see the ball when I'd take a full pivot," said Smith. "But I had an eye operation last October and I can see perfectly." But S m i t h has never been able to shoot his age. He didn't start playing until he was 50. "At my best I was a middle 80s shooter. Bowling was my first sport. I was a pro b u t ' I learned to take it easy on the customers. I'd led them win enough to keep their interest." EXPERT WATCH REPAIR S W I F T S 27 North Block St. NOTICE TO VOTERS OF FAYETTEVILLE If you ore not satisfied with the present form of city government, come by Richard Mayes Auto Service, 1641 No. Leverett to sign or circulate a petiion to call for election to change to Mayor-Council form. Your Help Is Needed Now. RICHARD MATES Chairman, Better Government Committee Less cash, more carry. Consider the Jim Beam half gallon: (1) The World's Finest Bourbon Since 1795 costs less per drink. (2) There's a handle on it. Easy to carry, easy to pour. (3) There's less chance of running out; less need to run out for more. A sensible way to enjoy the Bourbon that has been a family art since 1795. 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