The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 19, 1986 · Page 13
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Sports The Salina Journal Sunday, January 19,1986 Page 13 Are glory days at an end for Marymount? '• When Marymount College decided !to change from an all-girls school to a :co-educational institution in 1969, the Readers at the college were looking ;for a program that would immedi- - ately put male students in the halls of the dorms and administration build- •ing. ; They 'found it in the men's bas- ketbaU program. - ; Larry Muff, now the business Tmanager for Salina Family Physic- lians, was hired as the school's first ; athletic director and he in turn hired ;Ken Cochran away from Kansas ; Wesleyan to become Marymount's first basketball coach. - :. The Muff-Cochran "marriage" turned out to a successful one. The two men complemented each other to the tee and produced a basketball program that was second to none in NAIA District 10 and the midwestern part of the country during the 1970s. The program also brought in the male students, many from the East Coast, but also plenty from the state of Kansas and the surrounding area. "The basketball program came about basically to sell co-education. To let the world know that Marymount was not a girls' school anymore, that it was a co-educational institution," said Cochran, who resigned after the 1980-81 season. ."That's what we sold. And pretty soon everyone in the United States :knew there was a Marymount College located in Kansas as well as . California andNew York." . But the Spartan program is on the ; critical list at the present time and ; could be "terminated" Monday by ;the Marymount Board of Trustees if MC President Dan Johnson has his ;way. ; Johnson is proposing drastic cuts in the MC program which will turn it - from one of the best in the district to certainly one of the worst in three or four years. Manning Scorches nets jagainst OSU By STEPHEN WHITE Sports Writer LAWRENCE — Quite a number of teams are probably looking ahead to -the day Danny Manning's basketball -career at the University of Kansas -comes to an end. -:, But none are likely as anxious as - the Oklahoma State Cowboys. 'J ^ In three games against OSU, the 6: 11 Jayhawk sophomore has averaged 25 points while shooting an eye; popping 94.1 percent (32 of 34). ;" In his latest display, Manning set ;dlne Big Eight record and came - tyithin a field goal of matching an- other as he tossed in 21 points Saturday to lead the eighth-ranked Jay: hawks past OSU, 95-72, in their conference home-opener at Allen Field House. : ' With Manning canning his first six - shots, Kansas raced to leads of 10-2, : 16-4 and 22-10. - i After a short breather, Manning returned to add two more baskets by halftime to erase a 14-year-old conference standard for field goal accuracy in a half. Manning's 8-for-8 first-half performance eclipsed by one the former mark of Colorado's Joe Creighton, set in 1972 against Iowa State. • A pair of second-half jumpers left Manning with a perfect 10 for the game, one shy of the conference mark, shared by Kansas State's Joe Bright and Eddie Elder, who each - Registered 11-for-ll efforts last sea- gon. • "In the games against Oklahoma §tate, I've gotten the ball in great position. My teammates have done a great job of getting me the ball," Manning said. v "Danny struggled early (in the Season)," KU coach Larry Brown 8aid of last season's Big Eight new- Corner of the year. ' j ' "I think his biggest problem is - fre've got seniors and he thinks it's a - genior team, that the seniors should - Qe doing the scoring. He had a lot of " (problems with that. But I think he's - Doming out of that now and he's ." starting to assert himself — and we : need him to do that." I • The conference's next newcomer lef the year may have been discovered Saturday as well. OSU's Alan ftannister, a 7-4 freshman from England, dropped in 22 points in his second straight start for the troubled Cowboys, who two weeks ago lost -their leading scorer (Muhammad Akbar, an academic casualty). - ; Warding off Kansas 7-1 senior cen- -fer Greg Dreiling with his left hand, I Bannister displayed a soft right-hand I hook which accounted for 18 of his 22 '. points. Dreiling, frustrated by Bannister's Harold Bechard JOURNAL SPORTS EDITOR Basketball at Marymount has always been fast, furious and intense. Those three ingredients, along with a strong scholarship program, produced a record from 1970-86 which would rank in the top five of the NAIA, whose membership contains over 500 schools. The accomplishments of the Spartan program in the last 16 years have been impressive: • 384 wins and 93 losses for an .805 winning percentage during the 197086 period. • A perfect 30-0 regular-season record the first year (1971-72) the Spartans were eligible to compete in the NAIA, the only time that has ever happened in the 46-year history of the organization. • A 36-game winning streak during the 1971-72 seasons. • A 106-game homecourt winning streak against college competition, a streak which spanned more than nine years at four different gyms in Salina. • Five NAIA District 10 championships (1973-75-76-79-80). • A third-place finish in the NAIA National Tournament in 1976. • Two stories on the MC program by Sports Illustrated magazine. • The only small-college team in the United States to play the Russian Olympic Team during the Russians' two-week tour of America in November of 1975. "I really believe that during the time we were going to the national tournament and being competitive, we were one thing that everybody pulled together for," Cochran said. "Even though Sauna people had their own interests, they were very interested in Marymount basketball. "I don't think it was 'I'm a Catholic and I'm interested in Marymount.' It was more like 'I'm from Salina, Marymount's from Salina and I'm proud of it.'" Sixteen years have produced a bundle of memorable games at Marymount. Here are some of them. • March 12, 1973 — Marymount appears for the first time in the NAIA National Tournament, losing a 74-73 decision to Slippery Rock (Pa.) in the first-round of the tournament which was held for the last time in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium. • Nov. 30,1973 — Jimmy Hearns, Marymount's All-America forward, drills in a 10-foot baseline jumper at the buzzer to give the Spartans an 8179 victory over nationally-ranked Gardner-Webb (N.C.) in Hays. The game helps dedicate Fort Hays State's brand new Gross Memorial Coliseum. • Nov. 28, 1975 — The Russian game at Smoot Gymnasium. A standing-room only crowd of more than 2,500 watched as the Russian Olympic Team battled back from a 17-point deficit in the first half to win a thrilling 78-75 decision. • Dec. 26,1975 — Marymount wins a 114-109 double-overtime decision over powerful Pikeville (Ky.) in the first round of the Quincy (HI.) Holiday Tournament. Hearns hits a fall- away, one-handed bank shot from 15 feet at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Marymount would then win its semfinal game by two points over Wisconsin-Parkside and lose the championship game by one against Henderson (Ark.) State. Six of the eight teams in the tournament would qualify for the NAIA National Tournament three months later. • Jan. 16,1976 — Marymount fans begin the tradition of standing until the Spartans sink their first basket. Marymount whips Benedictine, 9172. • March 12, 1976 — Coppin State (Md.) wins a heart-stopping 82-81 decision over the Spartans in the semifinals of the NAIA National Tournament as 6-11 center Joe Pace hits a 20-foot game-winning shot with seven seconds remaining. Marymount would eventually finish third Kansas guard Mark Turgeon plays tight defense against Oklahoma State's Mitch Jones. methods, drew the first of two technical fouls whistled against the Jay- hawks after they'd taken a 28-point lead (72-44) midway through the second half. "There were things going on today I've been getting penalized for for years," Dreiling said. "They were going on today and no-one was being penalized." Brown concurred. "You're not allowed to use your offhand to gain an advantage," Brown said. "Every time they (Bannister in , particular) did it, I asked them (the officials) to watch it, but they never called it. "It's called every tune in the pros, and it's a point of emphasis in college this year, but nobody ever calls it. I think that's what got Greg so upset, and me too," said Brown, who drew the other technical when he stormed over to the Oklahoma State bench with 8:00 remaining. "Larry thought one of my coaches was pointing at him, but he wasn't," said OSU head coach Paul Hansen, referring to a hand gesture made by assistant coach Mickey Weiberg, who was trying to coax an official into calling another technical on KU. "It was all in good intensity (fun)," Weiberg said. "All we were trying to do was work the officials.'' Emotions aside, Brown was impressed with Bannister. "He shot the ball very well, and they do a good job getting him the ball where he can shoot it. He's going to be a force in the league before long," Brown said. Terry Faggins and Andre Ivy each added 13 points for OSU, which dropped to 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Though its defense fell short of last Saturday's mugging of SMU (when Kansas led 38-10 at halftime), the KU offense kicked into a gear even the torrid Jayhawks hadn't yet experienced this season. In taking a 45-26 lead into intermission, the Jayhawks connected on 21 of 26 shots — a sizzling 80.8 percent. With reserves mopping up the final seven minutes, KU's shooting percentage dropped to a mere 59.4 percent in the second half. That left the 'Hawks with a 69.0 accuracy mark for the contest — their best since shooting 72.4 percent in a 91-80 victory at Nebraska last season, which ranks as KU's best effort ever. "We played well. I thought we needed to play well because we've got such a big week ahead," Brown said. Ahead for the Jayhawks, 16-2 overall and 2-0 in the Big Eight after their 26th consecutive homecourt victory, are homecourt dates Tuesday and Saturday with seventh- ranked Oklahoma and 18th-ranked Louisville. Oklahoma is the last visitor to have won at Allen Field House. "I remember my sophomore year. They (Oklahoma) beat KU here to win the conference championship," Kellogg said, referring to a 92-82 overtime Sooner victory in February of 1984. "That's something you remember the rest of your life because they cut down our nets." "It's the biggest — the game so far," Dreiling said. The Sooners will come to Lawrence unbeaten in 17 outings. OSU (72) Faggins Ivy Bannister Jones Taylor Manuel Gilliam Andrews Young MIN 34 37 40 27 19 23 16 3 1 FG 6-11 4-8 10-16 2-2 3-4 1-3 3-8 0-1 0-0 FT 1-3 5-10 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 1-1 0-0 3-4 R 3 5 3 1 2 5 3 0 2 F 5 3 2 3 1 4 1 0 1 TP 13 13 22 4 6 4 7 0 3 TOTALS KANSAS (95) Manning Kellogg Dreiling Hunter Thompson Marshall Piper Turgeon MIN 25 27 28 25 25 20 16 12 Jerry Johnson 70-0 Barry Hull Campbell Jeff Johnson TOTALS HALFTIME 6 4 3 2 200 FG 10-10 6-8 3-4 4-5 7-14 4-6 1-2 3-6 2-4 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 40-58 — Kansas FT 1-2 4-4 3-4 1-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-3 2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 15-26 R 3 2 5 5 3 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 32 45, OSU F 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 21 26. TP 21 16 9 9 14 10 2 7 2 2 3 0 0 95 TEAM in the tournament with a 31-3 record. • March 6,1978 — Marymount wins its 100th consecutive game at home against college competition as the Spartans cruise to a 102-72 victory over Southwestern. • Dec. 9,1978 — Marymount's 106- game homecourt winning streak ends as Kansas Newman's Leroy Leep hits a 23-footer with three seconds remaining to give the Jets a 7170 victory in Smoot Gymnasium. 200 29-58 14-23 24 20 72 • March 7, 1979 — The Spartans stage the greatest comeback in school history by coming from 18 points down with 13:42 remaining and 13 points down with 7:45 left to play against Kansas Newman in the District 10 finals at Emporia. The Spartans win the game in two overtimes, 99-97, as MC's Jerome Bennings sets a school scoring record of 43 points (he also grabbed 17 rebounds). • March 12, 1979 — Marymount upsets No. 1-seeded Grand Canyon (Ariz.), 79-74, in the first round of the NAIA Tournament and reaches the third-round before falling to Midwestern State (Texas), 77-76, in a controversial ending. • Dec. 3,1984 — Harold Garner hits a six-footer with one second remaining to give the Spartans a stunning 67-66 victory in Hays over defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Fort Hays State. • Feb. 12, 1985 — The Spartans travel to Topeka and shock Washburn, ranked No. 2 in the nation, 7168, as Garner and Curtis Smith score 15 points each. There are more highlights — many more — but you get the picture by now. Cochran said the success of the basketball program has always been an excellent advertising tool for the college. "In 1976, we measured the amount of publicity we received and it was amazing," Cochran said. "We took all the press we got on the road and at home along with the video coverage and it was well over $350,000 worth of free press that just the basketball team gave the college. "Sometimes it's very hard to measure advertising, but I think they (Johnson and the board of trustees) are going to get it measured real (See Glory, Page 15) Coleman directs KSU past Buffs From staff and wire reports BOULDER, Colo. — Norris Coleman played the self-proclaimed game of his life Saturday night against the Colorado Buffaloes. The 6-9 freshman poured in a KSU freshman and CU Events Center-record 39 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Kansas State to a 77-69 overtime Coleman victory over Colorado. Coleman's heroics helped the Wildcats improve to 1-1 in the Big Eight Conference and 134 overall. Colorado dropped to 0-2 and 8-7. "All around, I think this is the best I've ever played," said Coleman, who broke Curtis Redding's freshman record of 34 points (set in 1977 against Kansas). "We pulled together as a team and this win was a team effort." It may have been a "team" victory, but Colorado head coach Tom Apke said Coleman was the player who sent his Buffaloes down to de- KSU (77) Eddie Coleman Mitchell Green Wright Simmons Underwood TOTALS CU (69) Williams Bullard Downs Reid Lee Penix Kuosman Wilke Yowell TOTALS MIN 23 43 41 39 38 28 13 225 MIN 40 39 39 39 35 10 6 9 8 225 FG 1-5 14-24 5-8 2-9 7-18 0-0 1-3 30-67 FG 5-14 10-15 6-14 2-4 5-13 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 29-64 FT 0-2 11-15 0-2 4-4 2-4 0-1 0-1 17-27 FT 2-2 0-0 5-6 2-2 2-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 11-16 R 6 14 10 6 6 4 0 46 R 12 6 9 4 4 3 0 0 0 38 F 2 3 3 2 4 4 0 ie F 5 3 3 5 2 1 0 2 2 28 TP 2 39 10 8 16 0 2 77 TP 12 20 17 6 12 0 0 2 0 69 HALFTIME — KSU 36, CU 27. REGULATION — 63-63. TEAM REBOUNDS — KSU 1, CU 1. ASSISTS — KSU 12 (Mitchell, Green, Wright 3), CU21 (Reid 10). TURNOVERS—KSU 11, CU 12. OFFICIALS — Rick Wulkow. Rich Eichhorst, Ron Grissem. A — 6,382. feat. Coleman scored 13 points in the first half, 16 in the second and 10 in the five-minute overtime period. "Unfortunately, we didn't have an answer for Norris Coleman," said Apke. "We didn't stop him. That was the difference in the game." K-State head coach Jack Hartman (See KSU, Page 18) Frederick burns Threshers' zone REBOUNDS — OSU 11, Kansas 7. ASSISTS — OSU 13 (Gilliam 4), Kansas 28 (Hunter 9, Kellogg 6). STEALS — OSU 5 (Ivy 3), Kansas 14 (Manning, Dreiling 3). TURNOVERS — OSU 18, Kansas 15. TECHNICAL FOULS — Dreiling, Kansas coach Brown. OFFICIALS — Ron Zetcher, Wayne Unruh, Gerry Harris. ATTENDANCE—14,900. ByBRADCATT Assistant Sports Editor NORTH NEWTON - David Frederick's eyes Lit up Saturday night when he got his first glimpse of Bethel's 2-1-2 zone defense. "I knew if they went to a zone tonight, I'd be getting the ball," said Frederick, Kansas Wesleyan's 6-3 senior guard. And when Frederick gets the ball anywhere within 25 feet of the hoop, he can be considered dangerous. Saturday night, he was lethal. He poured in a season-high 30 points to lead the Coyotes to an 88-68 Kansas Conference victory over the Threshers. The win was KW's third road triumph in eight days and improved the Coyotes' KCAC record to 7-1, keeping them tied for first place with Tabor, a 64-54 winner Saturday over Southwestern. The game also served as a "Welcome Back" contest for Coyote head coach Jerry Jones, who missed Wesleyan's previous four games during his father's illness and subsequent death. "I liked being back," Jones said. "It was good to be with these kids again." KS. WESLEYAN (88) Gray Deering Pleiman Frederick Phox Walters Brown Woods Hutiler B.Smith White E.Smith Porter Crockett TOTALS FG 2-13 3-6 6-7 12-25 2-5 3-4 1-1 2-8 0-1 3-7 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 34-80 FT R 0-5 17 2-3 4 2-4 6-7 2-2 0-0 0-0 4-6 0-0 0-0 2-3 2-2 0-0 0-0 TP 4 8 14 30 6 6 2 a o 6 2 2 0 0 20-32 52 30 88 BETHEL (66) FG FT R F TP Rundeen 4-5 2-9 8 2 10 Hiebert 3-9 6-10 7 3 12 Schultz 5-7 0-1 2 4 10 Unruh 5-12 1-2 7 4 11 Roman 5-10 2-4 3 2 12 Voth 1-1 0-0312 Schunn 2-3 2-2036 Washburn 0-1 0-0110 Schroeder 0-2 1-2311 Sauerwein 0-2 0-0210 Denno 2-4 0-0044 TOTALS 27-56 14-30 46 26 66 HALFTIME — Wesleyan 44, Bethel 34. TEAM REBOUNDS — Wesleyan 4, Bethel 10. ASSISTS — Wesleyan 17 (Phox 7), Bethel 18 (Unruh 3). TURNOVERS — Wesleyan 11, Bethel 25. The kids gave Jones a scare late in the contest when Bethel chopped a 16- point deficit early in the second half down to three points with 6:48 remaining. "I was concerned, but it's like Cotton Fitzsimmons always said, (See KW, Page 17)

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