The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 26, 1986 · Page 23
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The Sallna Journal Sunday, January 26,1988 Page 23 Dutcher resigns amid allegations against Gophers University of Minnesota basketball coach Jim Dutcher was in a somber mood Saturday when he announced his resignation. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - University of Minnesota basketball coach Jim Dutcher resigned Saturday, one day after three of his players were arrested in an alleged sexual assault. "I think the program needs new direction," Dutcher, the Gophers' head coach since 1975, told a news conference. "You can always look at where you are and where you want to be, and where you're heading and I'm not pleased with the direction we're heading," said Dutcher, who guided the Gophers to the Big Ten championship in 1982. University President Kenneth Keller told reporters he accepted the resignation "with regret." No decision has been made about Dutcher's replacement, Keller said. Keller said Minnesota has forfeited its scheduled Big Ten game with Northwestern Sunday because of the seriousness of the allegations. Minnesota forwards Mitchell Lee, Kevin Andre Smith and George Williams were arrested Friday in Madison, Wis., during an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a woman at a motel where the Gopher players were staying. It was the second time in a year that Lee had been arrested as a rape suspect. He was acquitted 12 days ago in the previous case, which involved a University of Minnesota student. "Several of the players in our men's basketball team have been accused of, have been charged with second-degree assault and one of them for the second time," Keller said. "Sexual assault — rape — is not only a crime, but in fact it's an offense against all of us as human beings," he said. "It's not to be excused. It's not to be explained away." Keller said university officials would be gather- ing information in the next couple of days to determine what further action should be taken. "We have to be sure that it (the season) continues with our full support and our full confidence and that is the purpose of the investigation that we will conduct in the next couple of days," Keller said. Men's Athletic Director Paul Giel, with tears in his eyes, said he would accept the decision to forfeit the Northwestern game and would be discussing appointment of an interim coach with Keller and Frank B. Wilderson Jr., vice president of Student Affairs. "Jim Dutcher is a class person and a darn fine basketball coach," Giel said. "But because of the kind of person he is, I guess I'm not surprised at this decision of his, because he would put the University of Minnesota above all." Dutcher, 52, said he submitted his resignation, effectively immediately, "with a lot of regret." "We've got some fine young men in our program. And I felt badly leaving," he said. "It's been a real great 10-and-a-half years for the Dutcher family." Dutcher, a former head coach at Eastern Michigan, became the Gophers' coach before the 197576 season. He succeeded Bill Musselman, who was forced out after the university admitted in 1975 that it had violated 111 NCAA rules, mostly for recruiting. Dutcher's best season at Minnesota was in 197677, when the Gophers compiled a 24-3 record. But since the team had been placed on probation for three seasons, from 1975 to 1977, the NCAA declared all games forfeit and said the record should read 5-27. Dutcher holds a 190-112 record at Minnesota, and is 312-162 overall in 16% years as a head coach. Lee, 20; Smith, 21, and Williams, 19, were arrested Friday after police stopped the team from leaving the Dane County Regional Airport. Other team members also were questioned but later freed. The three were booked into the Dane County Jail on a count of second-degree sexual assault and were held without bond, said Madison Police Officer Joe Durkin. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Dane County Assistant District Attorney Steven Tinker said a decision would be made by Monday whether to bring formal charges against the three. An 18-year-old Madison Area Technical College student reported to police about 7 a.m. Friday she had been attacked in The Concourse Hotel downtown, Durkin said. The team stayed there after defeating Wisconsin 67-65 in a Big Ten basketball game Thursday night. Lee, a 6-foot-9 sophomore forward from Carol City, Fla., was found innocent of third-degree criminal sexual conduct Jan. 14 in Minneapolis. He had been accused of raping a female student in January 1984 in the dormitory where they both lived. Lee started 15 of the Gophers' first 16 games his freshman year and started the first 14 games this season. He did not play during his trial and has not started since rejoining the squad, which is 3-3 in Big Ten play and 13-6 overall this season. Smith is a 6-7 starting forward from Lansing, Mich., and was a prep All-America selection in 1983. Williams, a 6-9 sophomore forward from Oakland, Calif., is also a starter for the Gophers. Tar Heels thump Georgia Tech By The Associated Press North Carolina's big man, Brad Daugherty, outdueled Georgia Tech's 7-foot John Salley Saturday to lead the top-ranked Tar Heels into first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball race with an 85-77 victory. With nu- College basketball merous pro scouts in attendance at the Dean E. Smith Student Activity Center, Daugherty, a 6-11% senior, connected on 10 of 17 short-range shots from the floor for 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Tar Heels snapped No. 4 Georgia Tech's 15- game winning streak and boosted their record to 20-0. Joe Wolf, a 6-10 junior who had been averaging 8.1 points a game, scored a career-high 22 points as the Tar Heels increased their conference mark to 5-0. The Yellow Jackets dropped to 16-2 and 5-1. "Nobody said it would be easy, nor did we expect it to be, and it wasn't," North Carolina coach Dean Smith said. "It doesn't mean a lot in the conference standings. We still have to go to Georgia Tech and to Duke. There's still a lot of basketball left. "You can never let up against a great team like Georgia Tech. They didn't seem awed by the new building at all.... We have to thank Steve Hale and Kenny Smith for getting it inside to Joe Wolf and Brad Daugherty." Wolf made 10 of 11 field goal attempts and pulled down eight rebounds. Salley, a senior, scored 11 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field and grabbed five rebounds. Tech Coach Bobby Cremins said, "I thought we were ready for their trapping defense, but we really didn't handle it well. I thought we handled it very, very poorly. "I think they are a great team," Cremins added. "They really hurt us inside. They took us out of our offense. The one bright thing is we didn't give up." The Tar Heels, beaten three straight times by Tech last year, moved ahead 40-26 and were in front at intermission 42-31. In the second half, the Tar Heels, with Daugherty's power game inside leading the way, built up their biggest margin at 72-58 as Tech's big men, Salley and 6-8 freshman Tommy Hammonds, were ineffective. North Carolina's Warren Martin is pressured by Georgia Tech's John Salley (left) and Antoine Ford. • ST. JOHN'S 68, PITTSBURGH 67 — At Pittsburgh, Walter Berry poured in 34 points, 22 in the second half, as eighth-ranked St. John's rallied from a 15-point deficit to edge Pitt. Ron Rowan hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with 1:06 to play for the winning basket as the Redmen, 19-2, won for the 17th time in 18 games after rebounding from a 22-7 first- half Pitt lead. Rowan's basket made it 68-66 before Keith Armstrong cut the Redmen's lead to one point by making one of two free throws with 41 seconds left. Pitt rebounded, but Demetreus Gore missed a 22-foot shot with three seconds left, preserving St. John's sixth victory in seven Big East" games. • VIRGINIA TECH 86, FLORIDA STATE 73 — At Blacksburg, Va., Dave Burgess' dunk with 4:53 remaining put 20th-ranked Virginia Tech ahead for good as the Hokies, who blew a 19-point second half lead, won their third Metro Conference game in four outings. The Hokies improved to 16-3 overall while the Seminoles fell to 7-10,1-3 in the Metro. Virginia Tech led 38-31 at intermission and opened the second half with a 14-2 surge to take a 52-33 lead with 15:05 remaining. • KENTUCKY 74, TENNESSEE 57 — At Lexington, Ky., junior forward Winston Bennett scored a career- high 26 points, including three three- point plays, to power llth-ranked Kentucky past Tennessee. Kentucky hiked its record to 16-2 overall and 7-1 in Southeastern Conference play while Tennessee fell to 10-7 and 3-5. After Tennessee center Rob Jones connected under the basket to start the second half, Bennett completed a three-point play and scored again on an inside power move to give Kentucky a 36-28 lead with 16:54 to go. Tennessee closed the gap to 42-36 on Sam Arterburn's rebound basket at 12:33, but Bennett countered with a three-point play 19 seconds later to push Kentucky's lead to nine points. • MICHIGAN STATE 91, MICHIGAN 79 — At East Lansing, Mich., senior guard Scott Skiles scored 40 points to power the Michigan State Spartans to an upset over No. 6 Michigan. In the first half, Skiles hit nine of 12 shots, adding six of seven attempts in the second half. Most of his baskets were from 20 feet and beyond. Michigan State improved to 3-4 in the Big Ten and 12-5 overall. Michigan sagged to 5-2 in the Big Ten and 17-2 overall. The Spartans began taking control when Michigan center Roy Tarpley committed his third personal foul with 11:37 left in the first half. Behind Skiles' long-range shooting, Michigan State gradually pulled away, gaining an 11-point edge, then took its largest lead of the half, 44-29, with 30 seconds remaining on jumpers by Darryl Johnson and Skiles. • SYRACUSE 80, CONNECTICUT 67 — At Syracuse, N.Y., Rafael Addison scored 21 points, and Wendell Alexis and Dwayne Washington each added '16 points Saturday night as ninth- ranked Syracuse overcame pesky Connecticut. Both teams committed turnovers throughout, including passes out of bounds yards from other players. But Syracuse broke from a 34-30 half time lead with a 16-5 run midway through the second period to win its 15th game in 17 starts. The Orangemen improved to 6-1 in the league to remain tied with St. John's for the lead. Connecticut dropped to 10-6 and 2-5 with the loss. • BRADLEY 74, CREIGHTON 56 — At Omaha, Neb., Jim Les' 16 points led a balanced Bradley attack as the Braves beat Creighton to improve their record to 7-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Mike Williams added 15 points, Hersey Hawkins 14 and Greg Jones 11 for the mh-ranked Braves, 20-1. The victory was their llth straight and seventh in a row on the road. Kenny Evans scored 19 points, Reggie Morris 16 and Ed Johansen 10 for Creighton, which dropped to 6-10 overall and 2-4 in the Valley. /KU (Continued from Page 19) Kimbro got the rebound for the Cards. Louisville coach Denny Crum called a timeout, and then a second timeout, to design a play. Billy Thompson prepared to inbound the ball from under the KU basket with :04 remaining. His pass went to Wagner, but Wagner suddenly broke upcourt away from the pass, and Hunter pounced on the ball to preserve KU's 28th straight homecourt win, tying the Allen Field House record. "That last play at the end was just a matter of miscommunication," Wagner said. "We had two things set up," Crum said, "because we didn't know if they would pressure us." The victory was KU's second of the season over Louisville. The Jay- hawks, now 19-2, beat the Cards 83-78 in November in the semifinals of the Big Apple NIT in New York. The loss was the second straight for Louisville, which dipped to 11-6. The victory, in the final game of a rugged non-conference schedule, also wrapped up a 3-0 week for the Jayhawks in which they also beat fifth-ranked Oklahoma and Missouri. "It's a great feeling to have gone through a tough week and be able to come up with three wins over three good teams," Calvin Thompson said. "Today's win wasn't the prettiest, but as a team we couldn't be any happier." Kansas takes its 4-0 Big Eight Conference record on the road for a pair of games this week, Tuesday at Iowa State and Saturday at Kansas State. ravel lips INTRODUCING CLUB 6O TWA Getaway Vacations will be launching a new and exciting I tour program for Seniors age 60 years and older in 1986. The I itineraries are tailored for older Americans, featuring Grand 1 Tours, Regional Holidays Club 60 interludes and Tour Cruise I Vacations. Offered in two price categories, First Class and I SeniorSaver — your clients are assured of Getaway's top quali-1 ty and superb value. Provided in Club 60: Ann Greene TRAVEL SAVINGS AND DISCOUNTS '500 worth free air travel - a certificate worth '500 of free I air travel on TWA will be presented to the winner of the Club 60 contest on each tour departure. | Also included — •No fee BankAmerica Travellers cheques. •Free cocktail or headset in-flight. •Passport photo discounts. •Countdown shopping and dining discounts. 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With 8:52 remaining in the half, Jeff Grayer, Iowa State's leading scorer, and Chris Logan, an NU reserve forward, were ejected from the game for fighting. Iowa State's offense sagged with the loss of Grayer and the Cyclones never came closer than 15 points. During the game, Hoppen became the No. 3 scorer in Big Eight history and the No. 2 scorer in Nebraska history. Bernard Day added 14 points and Brian Carr had 13 for Nebraska, now 12-5,2-2 in the Big Eight. Jeff Hornacek had 14 and Gary Thompkins had 12 for the Cyclones, now 12-6, 3-2 in the conference. IOWA STATE (58) Virgil 2-8 0-0 4, Grayer 0-3 1-21, HIM 3-6 1-2 7, Thompkins 6-8 0-2 12, Hornacek 6-15 2-2 14, Rhodes 2-5 0-1 4, Parker 0-4 0-0 0, Robinson 3-7 4-5 10, Spinks 1 -1 0-0 2, Moss 1 -1 0-2 2, Schafer 1 -9 0-0 2. Totals 25-67 8-16 58. NEBRASKA (75) Day 7-10 3-3 17, Matzke 1-1 2-2 4, Hoppen 10-13 4-8 24; Marshall 2-7 2-2 6, Carr 3-9 7-7 13, Bailous 1-35-67, NeubertO- 1 0-0 0, Jackman 2-2 0-0 4, Marti 0-1 0-0 0, Logan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-47 23-28 75. Halftime — Nebraska 41, Iowa St. 24. Rebounds — Iowa St. 34 (Robinson 8), Nebraska 35 (Hoppen 13). Assists — Iowa St. 15 (Virgil 7), Nebraska 26 (Carr 8). Fouled out — Hill. Total fouls — Iowa St. 20, Nebraska 16. Technical fouls — Grayer (ejected), Hill, Logan (ejected). A — 10,479. /ou (Continued from Page 19) leading (4947 with 14:49 left) for the first time since 19-17 at the 9:35 mark of the first half. The Sooners, however, regained the lead on a bucket by McCalister and four points from Johnson. Oklahoma was never headed after that, but never put the Wildcats away, either. The Sooners led by seven points (82-75) with 38 seconds remaining and seemed to have the game under control. But Wright hit a pair of free throws with 30 seconds left and, after Kennedy turned the ball over, Coleman was fouled at the 0:18 mark. Coleman sank one free throw to make it an 82-78 game. Davis was then fouled at the 0:15 mark and missed the front end of a one-and-one. Wright came down and hit a hanging eight-footer in the lane to pull K-State within two (82-80) with six seconds remaining. But Davis drilled home one free throw three seconds later to complete the scoring. "We are a good free throw shooting team, but we missed some down the stretch that could have hurt us," Tubbs said. "Luckily, we didn't go completely cold." WAL-MART AUTO CENTER Don't Miss Our Auto Service Specials Ad Each Sunday In Entertainment Section. HOMELITE CHAIN SALE Fits Most Saws NEW CHAIN TO FIT UP TO 16 INCH BAR $999 NEW CHAIN TO FIT 18 & 2O INCH BARS SAVE 5O% OFFER ENDS 1-3 1-86 TRAVEL in the Sears Center 825-2191 WE TRADE BARRAGREE RENT-ALL sum 1001$: Illlj 827-0847 or 827-6011 1800 8. Broadway

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