The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 5, 1986 · Page 13
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The Salina Journal Sunday, January 5,1986 Page 13 Heels close old arena with victory over Wolf pack College basketball By The Associated Press Top-ranked and unbeaten North Carolina shut the door on Carmichael Auditorium and North Carolina State at the same time in Saturday's 90-79 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball victory. Brad Daugherty scored 28 points and Kenny Smith chipped in 12 points in the second half to spark the Tar Heels in their final appearance in Carmichael before heading to their new arena in two weeks. The 14-0 Tar Heels had to rally in the first half to take the lead and then hold off a Wolfpack threat in the second half. They accomplished the latter by shooting 62.9 percent from the field in the second half on 22 of 35 from the field. "We played great offense in the second half," North Carolina coach Dean Smith said. "Our defense in the first half kept us in it." Smith said the Tar Heels needed the tough scrap with the stubborn Wolfpack. "I feel very good about the win and the way it came about," he said. "State did a great job of hanging in and scoring against our defense." N.C. State coach Jim Valvano didn't let the ceremony of the last game in Carmichael go without his own personal recognition. After shaking Smith's hand at midcourt, he took a basketball and scored a layup for the last basket in the 20-year-old building. In the locker room, Valvano credited his team with hanging tough. "I thought we would come here and play well and we did," Valvano said. "What we've got to learn now is to handle the runs during a ball game, the good teams coming back." The Tar Heels had to rally from a ID-point deficit in the first half as N.C. State's Charles Shackleford and Chris Washburn led an early charge. A Shackleford jumper from the post with 13:02 left in the first half gave the Wolfpack a 19-9 edge. North Carolina came back with 10 unanswered points to tie the score, but a Washburn-led run pushed N.C. State to a 30-23 edge with 6:59 left before intermission. Back came the Tar Heels, however, with a 12-point spree and a 35-30 advantage en route to a 39-36 halftime lead they would never give up. Nate McMillan scored five points to guide the Wolfpack, now 8-4 and 11, on its final charge to wipe out most of a 63-53 lead. N.C. State got to within 65-63 on Walker Lambiotte's reverse layup with 9:16 remaining. Smith scored four of North Carolina's next eight points and the Tar Heels took a 73-67 with 6:11 left. Five more unanswered points, four by Daugherty, put the game out of the Wolfpack's reach. Joe Wolf added 14 points for the Tar Heels, who were playing their last game in 10,000-seat Carmichael Auditorium before moving into the 22,000-seat Student Activities Center on Jan. 18. Steve Hale scored 13 pouits for the Tar Heels in their ACC opener. Washburn scored 21 points for the Wolfpack, while McMillan added 16 and Shackleford, 10. • MICHIGAN 78, OHIO ST. 68 — At Columbus, Ohio, guard Gary Grant scored 23 points, including 19 in the second half, to lead No. 2-ranked Michigan over Ohio State in a Big Ten Conference game; Michigan, now 14-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, outscored Ohio State North Carolina's Steve Hale tries for a reverse lay-in against North Carolina State's Nate McMillan. 17-6 in the opening five minutes of the second half to break open an eight- point game. Grant scored 10 of the Wolverines' first 13 points in the second half. Richard Rellford scored 18 points and Roy Tarpley 10 for Michigan. Ohio State, now 74 overall and 1-1 in the conference, was led by the 25 points and 15 rebounds of 7-foot forward Brad Sellers. • SYRACUSE 96, SETON HALL 75 — At Syracuse, N.Y., seniors Rafael Addison and Wendell Alexis scored 19 and 16 points respectively, as fourth- ranked Syracuse defeated Seton Hall in the Big East Conference. The victory was the 10th straight — all at home — for the Orangemen. The last two have been league games. Seton Hall dropped to 0-2 in the Big East and 9-6 overall. Andre McCloud led Seton Hall with 17 points, and teammates John Morton and Daryll Walker added 14 and 13, respectively. • GEORGIA TECH 64, VIRGINIA 61 — At Charlottesville, Va., Georgia Tech scored the game's final 11 points, including four by Mark Price, as the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets rallied from an eight-point deficit to defeat Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Georgia Tech, improving to 11-1 with its 10th straight victory, was led by Price with 18 points. Virginia, falling to 8-4 overall and 0-2 in ACC play, got 17 points from center Olden Polynice and 14 from forward Tom Sheehey. Andrew Kennedy and Mel Kennedy each added 10 for the Cavaliers. Georgia Tech found itself against the wall with just over five minutes to play. A reverse layup by Sheehey at the 5:12 mark provided Virginia with an eight-point lead, 61-53. That proved to be the last basket of the game for the Cavaliers as Georgia Tech, taking advantage of the fact that it had only three team fouls at the point, used an aggressive pressure defense to force Virginia into crucial turnovers. • OKLAHOMA 103, SE LOUISIANA 66 — At Norman, Okla., Tim McCalister paced Oklahoma's attack as he poured in 31 points to lead the seventh-ranked Sooners over Southeast Louisiana in the championship of the Sooner Invitational. Daryl Kennedy added 21 points to help lead the undefeated Sooners to their 13th win of the season. Southeast Louisiana never led as the Sooners twice upped their margin to 42 points. Oklahoma lead by 20 points going into halftime. With 10:53 remaining, both benches emptied and Anthony Bowie was ejected from the game following an altercation involving both teams. The Governors fall to 5-8. • LSU 90, MISSISSIPPI ST. 84 — At Baton Rouge, La., sophomore forward John Williams scored 29 points as Louisiana State won its 14th straight regular-season game by defeating Mississippi State in a Southeastern Conference game. Williams' 20 second-half points enabled the 8th-ranked Tigers to hold off a stubborn Bulldog squad that tied the Tigers four times in the final period but never managed to pull ahead. The victory improved LSU to 14-0 — equaling its best start ever — and 2-0 in the SEC, while the Bulldogs fell to 3-8 overall and 0-2 in conference play. Mississippi State was paced by freshman guard Greg Lockhart, who scored 26 points. • ST. JOHN'S 78, PITT 75 (OT) At New York, Walter Berry scored 26 points and Shelton Jones scored six of his 10 in overtime as lOth-ranked St. John's defeated Pittsburgh in a Big East Conference game. The Redmen, 14-1, won their 12th straight game but were forced to an overtime session for the second straight time. Curtis Aiken, who made 10 of his 11 field-goal attempts in the game and finished with 23 points, made a long jumper but Jones converted an alley- oop pass from Rowan and Berry made one free throw to offset,Shepherd's dunk at the buzzer for the final margin. • GEORGETOWN 110, PROVIDENCE 79 — At Landover, Md., Reggie Williams scored 23 points as llth-ranked Georgetown ripped Providence in a Big East Conference game. The victory evened Georgetown's record in the Big East to 1-1. The Hoyas, 10-2 overall, had come into the game with a two-game losing streak. Providence, 8-4 overall including three straight losses, fell to 0-2 in Michael Jackson joined Williams in double figures for the Hoyas with 16. Freshman Jaren Jackson had 18, a career best. • KENTUCKY 80, VANDERBILT 71 — At Nashville, Term., Kentucky forward Kenny Walker scored 25 points as the 12th-ranked Wildcats held off a frantic second-half rally by Vanderbilt to post a Southeastern Conference victory. The win in their SEC opener allowed the Wildcats to improve to 10-1 for the season. Vanderbilt is now %4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Kentucky appeared to have the game put away in the first half behind the inside power of Walker and the outside shooting eye of guard Ed Davender. But the Wildcats had to survive a Commodore comeback that saw Vandy pull within five points on three occasions in the final 7:36. « IOWA 60, ILLINOIS 59 - At Champaign, 111., Iowa freshman Roy Marble hit a free throw with 30 seconds remaining to give the Hawkeyes a Big Ten victory over No. 14-rahked Illinois, ending a 31-game home- court winning streak for the Illini. Illinois missed a chance to win when a 15-foot corner jump shot by Anthony Welch fell short with five seconds remaining and Iowa grabbed the rebound. Illinois fell to 10-3 on the season and 1-1 in Big Ten play. Iowa improved its record to 11-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Illinois guard Bruce Douglas had tied the game at 59-59 with a minute to go when he hit a jump shot from the corner. Douglas' basket marked the 12th time the score was tied in the last 12 minutes of the game. Iowa was led in scoring Gerry Wright, who had 18 points, Al Lorenzen with 13 and Marble with 11. Illinois was led by Welch, who led all scorers with 23 points. Ken Norman added 12 for the Illini. • NOTRE DAME 77, LA SALLE 63 — At Philadelphia, sophomore guard David Rivers scored 24 points and sparked a second-half surge as nth- ranked Notre Dame defeated La Salle. The Irish, 7-1, trailed 34-33 at halftime, and a jumper by Larry Koretz gave the Explorers a 36-35 edge two minutes into the second half. Notre Dame then went on 15-6 tear, ending with a layup by Donald Royal for a 50-42 advantage with 11:27 remaining. Chip Greenberg scored four straight points for La Salle, but Notre Dame ran off eight in a row, four by Rivers, and La Salle never again got closer than 11 points. Ken Barlow scored 16 points and Joseph Price 13 for Notre Dame, while Greenberg had 25 and Eric Lee had 12 for La Salle, now 6-7. • LOUISVILLE 94, WYOMING 62 — At Louisville, Ky., Billy Thompson scored a career-high 30 points to lead four Louisville players in double figures as the 18th-ranked Cardinals routed Wyoming a non-conference game. Thompson, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, scored 18 of his points in the first half as the Cardinals took a 46-34 lead at intermission. Thompson hit 13 of 14 shots from the field. The Cardinals improved their record to 7-3, while the Cowboys fell to Notre Dame guard David Rivers drives around La Salle's Gary Jones. Sophomore forward Herbert Crook added 13 points for Louisville, while freshman Kenny Payne added 12 points and senior guard Milt Wagner 10. At the outset of the second half, Thompson and guard Jeff Hall each scored two goals in a 13-4 run that built the Cardinals lead to 59-38. Fennis Dembo, a 6-4 sophomore forward, then scored 12 of Wyom- ing's next 14 points to pull the Cowboys to within 65-52 midway through the second half. That was the closest Wyoming could get as they were dominated on the boards by the taller Cardinals. Dembo led Wyoming with 23 points. • VIRGINIA TECH 85, WESTERN KENTUCKY 71 — At Blacksburg, Va., Dell Curry scored 26 points, including 12 in the first 7V 2 minutes of the second half, as 20th-ranked Virginia Tech ripped Western Kentucky. Curry, who had missed one game and a week of practice after spraining both ankles, was only 2 of 10 from the field in the first half but hit 8 of 13 shots after intermission when the Hokies blew the game open. Tech, 11-2, raced to a 13-6 lead with 12:41 left in the first half, but the Hilltoppers battled back to tie it at 1414 on Bryan Asberry's jumper with 8:35 to go. Tech then took the lead for good on Tim Anderson's bucket and expanded its advantage to 34-23 at the half. Bobby Beecher added 16 points and eight rebounds for Tech while Keith Colbert contributed 13 points and Roy Brow nine. Billy Gordon and Ray Swogger paced the Hilltoppers, 8-3, with 10. points each. Steve Miller had 9 points and 13 rebounds. • MISSOURI 82, SO. INDIANA 75 — At Columbia, Mo., Derrick Chievous scored 25 points as Missouri overcame a fierce upset bid and a 4336 halftime deficit to defeat the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles. Sophomore guard Lynn Hardy sparked a 21-8 scoring run with eight points to help the Tigers erase the early deficit midway through the final period. Southern Indiana regained a 67-66 lead on junior forward Andre Jackson's two free throws with 5:04 left in the game. The Screaming Eagles got into foul trouble and Missouri then hit 10 of 12 final free-throw attempts in the final 4% minutes to raise its record to 11-4. Junior guard Stephen Jackson led the Screaming Eagles, 6-4, with 28 points. Guard Jeff Strong poured in 15 points for Missouri and freshman forward Mike Sandbothe had a career-high 13 points and 12 rebounds. • ILLINOIS ST. 65, DRAKE 61—At Normal, 111., freshman guard Todd Starks scored four points and added a pair of steals to help Illinois State defeat Drake in overtime Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game. Starks spoiled Drake's first two possesions in the extra period by stealing a pass and stripping the ball away from Bulldog forward Melvin Mathis underneath the Drake basket. At the other end of the court, the 6-3 Starks assisted on a Tony Holifield basket to give Illinois State a 57-57 tie. He then hit a pair of freethrows to give the Redbirds a two-point lead and then with 59 seconds left in over- tune, he helped put the game away with a 15-foot jump shot to give ISU a 61-57 lead. Seven-foot center Bill Braksick was the leading scorer for the Redbirds with 18 points, despite sitting out 10 minutes of the second half. Junior forward Derrick Sanders had 12 of his 16 points in the second half for ISU, now 5-6 and 1-0 in the MVC. Drake's David Miller led the Bulldogs,.now 9-4, and 1-1, with 19 points. Neither team had more than a three-point lead in the first half, but a last second shot by ISU's Jon Pemberton gave the Redbirds a 27-26 halftime advantage. Rockets remain tough at home NBA roundup Philadelphia's Julius Erving gets past Houston's Akeem Olajuwon for a slam dunk. By The Associated Press Lewis Lloyd's 21 points paced a balanced Houston scoring attack, and the Rockets turned 24 Philadelphia turnovers into 24 points in a 115-100 victory Saturday night. Ralph Sampson and Akeem Ol- ajuwon each had 19 points and Rodney McCray and John Lucas finished with 18 and 17 points, respectively, as the Rockets extended a home winning streak to 17 games. Charles Barkley led Philadelphia with 19 points as the Sixers ended an eight-game winning streak, the last five on the road. Neither team had more than a five-point lead until early in the fourth quarter when Houston took a 100-90 lead after Sampson's two baskets, Lloyd's three-point play and an alley-oop dunk by McCray. • PACERS 106, CLIPPERS 77 — At Indianapolis, Herb Williams scored 12 of his 16 first-half points in the first quarter as Indiana defeated the Los Angeles Clippers. Steve Stipanovich scored 18 of his season-high 25 points in the first half to lead Indiana and Williams finished the game with 19 as reserves got considerable playing time after Indiana built its lead to 19 midway in the third quarter. Indiana took the lead for good 10-9 on Vern Fleming's layup. Stipanovich, who also had a game-high 15 rebounds, followed with a layup and a Williams jumper gave Indiana a 14-9 advantage with 5:51 left in the opening period. Marques Johnson had 21 points to lead the Clippers. • NETS 125, CAVALIERS 106 — At East Rutherford, N.J., Darwin Cook had 15 points and 11 assists and sparked a third-quarter spurt that carried New Jersey over Cleveland. Cook tallied six of his points and added a pair of assists during a 16-2 Nets' burst that turned the game around. With New Jersey trailing 79-78, Cook hit an 18-foot jumper. He then fed teammate Buck Williams for a layup and added another long jumper to give New Jersey an 8479 lead. Lonnie Shelton interrupted the spurt with a basket for Cleveland, but New Jersey came back to score 10 straight points as the Nets opened a 94-81 edge. Mike Gminski, who led New Jersey with 22 points, had four during the run. World B. Free, who led all scorers with 28 points, tallied 12 in the first period to stake Cleveland to a 35-30 lead. Williams added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, while Albert King and Darryl Dawkins each had 18. • MAVERICKS 119, JAZZ 106 — At Dallas, Mark Aguirre scored 30 points, and Rolando Blackman added 24 as the Mavericks defeated Utah. Aguirre, who scored 24 of his points in the first half, helped apply the pressure early as the Mavericks, who had not played in a week, steadily wore down a Jazz team that had lost to the Lakers in Los Angeles Friday night. Dallas led after every quarter, and after going ahead by as many as 22 in the third period, the Mavericks never allowed Utah closer than 11 points. Thurl Bailey led Utah with 19 points while Adrian Dantley added 16, more than 14 below his season average. • ATLANTA 111, CHICAGO 100 — At Chicago, forward Dominique Wilkins scored 27 points, including 18 in the first half, to lead Atlanta over the Bulls. The victory was Atlanta's third in a row, while Chicago saw its three-game winning streak come to an end. Orlando Woolridge had 21 points for the Bulls. He was followed Quintin Dailey with 18 and Sidney Green with 15. • BUCKS 119, KNICKS 86 — At Milwaukee, Terry Cummings scored 25 points and Sidney Moncrief added 18 to lead the Bucks to their sixth consecutive victory. Patrick Ewing led the Knicks with 21 points and James Bailey added 16 for New York,_ which lost its fourth straight game. Lister added 16 points for the Bucks.

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