The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1968 · Page 9
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Rupp Needs One Record Is Near By DICK COUCH Adolph Rupp's Wildcats have clawed their way back into the rough-and-tumble 110-1 with a 67-52 romp over visit- Kentucky | in S Florida and No. 9 Vanderbilt, only other nationally ranked team in action Monday night, topped Auburn 74-65 on the losers' floor for a 12-3 sea- Southeastern Conference basketball race. son mark.. Ahead for the Baron is a long' Jaraez canned 12 of 16 field trip down the country road—and I goal attempts and Casey 13 of 21 what shapes up as the biggest scuffle in his 38-year Bluegrass reign. Kentucky,: shunted from fourth to eighth place in The Associated Press ratings this Week after a 96-78 road loss to Florida, rebounded Monday night by thrashing Georgia 104-73 in a bruising SEC game. :• The victory gave "the Wildcats a 10-2 season record-and a 4-1 mark in conference play. Moreover, it was Rupp's 770th coaching triumph—one short of the all-time NCAA record held by ex-Kansas wizard.Phog Allen. . Rupp figures to catch Allen when Kentucky visits Auburn Saturday. But the magic 772nd victory could prove particularly elusive. The Wildcats' next stops on a four-game, road .trip will, be Knoxville,' Tenn.,_where powerful Tennessee has'Ydlled up 31 consecutive home-court • victories, and Baton Rouge, La., where the Maravich family appears to have a dynasty in the making, at Louisiana State. ' We've got 12 or 13 more games to go—and the road can be rough," Rupp said after torrid shooting by Thad Jaraez and sophomore Mike Casey swept the Wildcats to a surprisingly, easy verdict;over- Georgia. •Fdurth-rahkecf Tennessee remained unbeaten in the SEC and ran its over-all record to while-totaling 25 and 20 points respectively, in a rough game marked by an injury to one player and the ejection of another. Kentucky soph Dan Is'sel was helped from the floor after being spilled by the Bulldogs' Ray Jeffords while driving for the basket. Minutes later, on a. Georgia .fast break, Jim Lemaster of Kentucky whacked Jeffords and was tossed out of the game. Bob Lienhard, 6-foot-ll Georgia center, paced the visitors with 29 points^bittihg 23 in the second half. "We played a little basketball tonight," Rupp said. "I'd have settled for a one-point win. This game had me worried." Tennessee's Tom Boerwinkle outscored Florida's Neal Walk 27-16 .in a battle of 7-foot pivpt- men and the Vo.ls' 1:3-1 defense limited the tall Gators to four field goals in the second half. Boerwinkle put in 21 points in the,first;half.before getting into fou'iftrouble. Wa!k, : .who -brought a 27-point.".:average . into,, the game,. .-13 before-, intermission but..managed 'only':three free throws thereafter. ; ; .. •..':'., Bob.Bundy, a.surprise starter at center, led Vanderbilt past the .Tigers with 22 points aric nine .rebounds. Auburn rallied from. a,36-23 half time deficit and trimmed the Commodores' lead THERE'S THIS 6HQST THAT WONT GO AWAY' Amateur Status Faces Dangers By RON RAPOPORT : NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Ryun of Kansas, the world's fastest miler, and Dave Patrick of Villanova, presently rounding into the best shape of his sub- fcur-minute-mile career, may run the mile against each other Feb. 9. ;. 'The race Would probably be the high" point of the 1968 indoor track and field season,' And it could—in theory at leasts-cost Jim Ryun Ryun, Patrick and some 200 other athletes a chance .to go to the Olympics. . The Amateur. Athletic Union fired the latest round in its interminable battle with the National Collegiate Athletic Association Monday. The target was ttie.Feb. 9 track meet in New .York run by the U.S. Track and Field Federation, an arm of the '.NCAA. ,: ' .•:.•'.The meet, called the Madison Square Garden Invitational, will feature 'mostly college stars, •such as Ryun, Patrick, long-dis- taaef champion Gerry Undgren and pole vault record-holder Bob Seagren. But three of those..scheduled to .run—Tommie. Smith of,San. Jose State ; .Charlie Green of Nebraska and Wade Bell of Oregon —are rno longer eligible for college, competition, though 'they are still at their respective schools] ' • Tlie AAIJ maintains .If'must sanction' any : .rrieet. : in which non-collegians participate, The Federation will "absolutely not" ask for .such'.a-sanction,, a spokesman said Monday. ,. Col Don Hull, executive director of the AAU,. said that any athlete, competing in 'the meet will be reported to the International Amateur Athletic Federation, which in turn will suspend his eligibility for "international events such as the Olympics. "It would be automatic," Hull suid. "The IAFF has told us specifically that in their judgment all athletes competing in open competition not sanctioned by us lose their eligibility." As a practical matter, it is extremely unlikely that things would ever get that far. If 500 lop American athletes, including Ryun, were declared ineligible for the Olympics, the halls o! Congress would surely shake to such an extent that matters would be put right. . Still, the situation is serious and tiie next move apparently will come from the federal panel that for more than two years has been trying to settle the dispute. Theodore Kheelj the lawyer and labor negotiator who heads the committee, Monday reacted o the AAU pronouncement by saying the. decision of his committee "will be down before Feb. 9 and we think it should cover this or any other situation.' NEWTON, Mass. (AP) - Joe Yukica, new head football coach at Boston College, has added former Columbia star Bill Campbell, 28, to his staff. Campbell, captain of Columbia's 1961 team, was' named Monday to tutor BC defensive ends and linebackers. He served as an assistant under Buff Donelli at Columbia last year. ; to four points with 25 seconds to' 57-56 in overtime and Missouri i trimmed i Oregon Stale 68-56 in play. But Bundy and Ken Camp- upending Kansas .J67-66. Clem- bell broke- loose for the wrap-up baskets:The Big Eight Conference pro^ duced a pair of tight finishes, Kansas State nipping Colorado son edged Maryland 94-93 in a double overtime Atlantic Coast Conference struggle: Washington State trounced Oregon 85-66 and Washington- Pacific 8 Conference games; East Tennessee surprised Muray's Ohio Valley Conference leaders 74-67; Xavier, Ohio toppled Detroit 84-81 and South Dakota stung Creighton 90-82. ^_^ Byfli«vffl» (Aric.) Courier We*g - Tmafey, Jimmy 1», MM • Former Celtic Finds His Strategy Fails BOSTON (AP) - Bill Shar- nian, who starred for the Boston Collies before retiring to the coaching ranks, figures Ihe only way to beat his old team is to run, run, run. Sharman was convinced more than ever his strategy was correct as his San Francisco Warriors look two straight from the Celtics within the past month. Now he may not be so sure. The Warriors ran well, but found a stiff Boston defense too tough Monday night as the Celtics charged to a 111-102 victory after the Seattle, Supersonics belled the New York Knicks 129-113 in the opener of a National Basketball Association doubleheader at the Garden. ' No other NBA games were scheduled. "They ran pretty good on us at times, but it was just one of those nights for us," Boston Player-Coach Bill Russell said. "We didn't do anything we haven't done before. We just worked better." Two Boston rookies, 6-foot-7 Johnny Jones and Mai Graham, saw plenty of action and played key roles in the victory. Jones scored 10 points in 21 minutes of play, while Graham had 12 in 38 minutes. Russell let John Havlicek, 28, and Sam Jones, 27, take care of the Boston scoring as he conccn. trated on defense, outplaying Nate Thurmond, flussell, who played 43 minutes, scored 12 poiu'ts and had 21 rebounds. Thurmond.had 12 points and 21 rebounds. Rudy LaRusso and Fred Hotzel were San Francisco's big guns, LaRusso connected for 27 points before fouling out, while Helzel had 25. San Francisco led 77-75 until the Celtics caught fire with two minutes left in the third period. Boston clicked for 11 straight points to decide the issue. Seattle also came up with a hot stretch in defeating New York. The fledgling Supersonics came from behind and outscored the Knicks 37-16 in the last five minutes of the first half and the first five minutes of the third period to take command. Walt Hazzard led Seattle with 24 points, one more than Al Tucker. Bob Rule contributed 22.. Walt Bellamy and Cazzie Russell topped New York with 20 points each. Bill Bradley had 18-. . .*.. * * The Kentucky Colonels, who found the winning touch out West, continued to surge with a stopover in the South and now move East with their longest winning streak ever—three games. I Hot-shooting Jim Ligon tri^. gcred Kentucky to Us H5-1M| victory over Houston at Louis? ville Monday night which edgcn the Eastern Division cellar- dwellers to within 3'/2 games of New Jersey In the American Basketball Association. .,,..,._ In the only other ABA ginie;"" New Orleans, nipped Indiana ; 108-107 on Doug Moe's two frer.f throws with 13 seconds left to- play. v;.-,: The Colonels started tiheiM string last week with consecu-r live victories over Oakland ahdt- Anaheim on the West Coast ands returned home to make it threes straight as Ligon fired in. 30 points. Durcl Carrier had 24 arid" Randy Mahaffey added 20 for" Ihe winners. Wilbert Frazier Ied3 Houston with 26 points. ;•-'•-"' Kentucky travels to Pittif« burgh tonight and then to New:: Jersey Wednesday aa they bid for a playoff spot. -.a* Moe led t'ne first-place Buck*-; of the Western Division to thei(fe comeback win, firing in Jftri third-quarter points which got; '. New Orleans .to. within 83-60 aft-s er trailing 63-51 at the half. M» finished with 23. points white "m Rayl topped Indiana 21. ' Only Chevrolet puts so much in for the money you put out. Our lowest priced car-Nova Our lowest priced wagon-Nomad '-'•'"• -HardJo belifve. Nova's totally new looks. More powerful . engines. Yet still economical to buy. Its low price includes improved rear shock absorbers, and independent front coil suspension! together, they soak .up the road shocks. A wider front and rear tread gives you'.a smoother, steadier ride. 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