Broncos facing 'Cats tonight The Idaho Free Press t The News-Tribune, ThurKfcy, February Â», Wi -1 tottZÂ»%TM% Ihe Big Sky. A loss Ihis weekend and Bus Connor's team won't' see a Ihing. The Broncos will fate Weber Slate in Ogden Thursday nighl al 7:30 p.m. and Northern Arizona, Saturday night in Flagstaff at 8 p.m. BSU is 9-7 on Ihe year and 3-2 m Big Sky action. II will be the firsl league rematch for the Broncos on the road, and Weber State wants revenge for the 81-76 loss tagged on them last Friday night The Wildcats are 2-4 in the league and 7-10 overall. WSC came back after their loss lo the Broncos and dropped Idaho Stale in Pocatello 07-59 the next night. The two top scorers for coach Neil McCarthy's team are 6-8 forward Al DeWilt wh,o is averaging 16.4 ppg and 6-7 cenler Jimmie Watts who is averaging H.Sppg. Watts had 29 points againsl (he Broncos last Friday night while DeWitt had 'Â·*- Guard Kirt Huber. who is averaging 5 points per game had 20 againsl the Broncos. His backcourt mate will be 6-2 John Freed who is averaging 3.3 ppg. The other forward will be 6-6 Brad Tausheck who is averaging seven points per game. Till; WILDCATS ARK Â»-Â·-Â·Â«Â· -i* '2-1 ppg They have also been strong on (lie boards in averaging 4B.8 boards per game with their opponents gelling 39 9 rebounds. "We will have lo have Un same type nf effort against Hfber State that we had last Friday nighl hm- in Btiise " savs Connor. "We'll have (o play very hard. 1 Ihink we are bcllei- shooters than Weber Slate and Ihey are betler rebounders than wo are. Hopefully, we can offset Ihis by hilling Ihe boards hard." Connor said. Northern Arizona has alreadv won more road league games this year than Ihey have in Ihe past four years. Going into this season, 1VAU was 1-27 in league action on the road and are now 2- 'i in Big Sky road plav. The Axers sland 3-3 in Ihe league and like Weber Stale, are 7-10 on Ihe year. They heat Ihe Broncos 80-85 last Saturday nighl in Boise behind the 25-point effort of senior guard Nate Payne. "The Northern Arizona game is a must for us." Connor said. "We matchup good againsl them and nerd thnt victory to even-out that home loss." TIIK AXKBS WILL STAHT I'AYNK al one guard U7.2 ppgi with Tom DeBerry at the other backcourt spol. DeBerry had 20 poinls against the Broncos and is now averaging 14.9 ppg. The forwards will be 6-5 John P!W Nnrllicrn Arizona is averaging 8J.2 PPK while giving up 8-).!) ID Iheir nppviienls. Noise State's o-B center Pal Iliiki- is still ;i i]ueslionniiirk for Ihcgiinu's this week. Hoko., who did not (ilay last week, is avenging 20.2 ppg. IUh;isbecn hampprrd with a deep hip bruise. If llnke dors not start or play. Ihe chore will fall lo 6-7 freshman Mark Christiansen from W i 1 s o n v i 11 p. O r e g o n . Chrislianson had 12 poinls againsl Weber Stale and 10 agiiinst Northern Arizona last weekend. Â·rni-: (iVAKiis WILL HI-: K-I Sacramento junior James Smith H3.1 ppi;i and 6-2 Boise freshman Sieve Connor ita.-l ppgi. Smilh has been fishling Ihe flu Ihis week. The forwards will be lj-5 Terry Miller. Tarzana. California (12.4 ppg] and 6-5 freshman Trail Johnson from Seattle U0.3 ppgi. The Broncos are now averaging 81.4 ppg while giving up 85.5 (o (heir opponents. "Wi- ;irc still in a good posilion in (he Ic.'igiic bul need lo go on the road and git an efforl like some of Ihe other teams in the league are gelling," Connor said. Montana, at 60. is al home Ihis weekend against lionzaga and lilalin. Sparts defeat Irish on the road, 76-73 ByJocfarnicelli DPI Sports Writer As far as Gus Ganakas is concerned, the worsl is over for his .Michigan State team. The Spartans proved that Wednesday nighl as they he!d on to upset IGth-ranked Notre Dame. 76-73. in Ihe unfriendly confines of,South.Bond, Ind. .,, Michigan 'Stale had ' its problems early in the year. All the black players quit when Ganakas decided to play a freshman against Indiana and he had to go with junior varsity players until Ihe situation was resolved. But that's all in the past now and Ganakas. whose team is now 13-5, is looking forward to a possible post-season tournament, especially after upending Notre Dame. "We had our incident and we're really pulling it all together now." Ganakas said. "We've gone unnoticed and we've had no television exposure at all. It was a vicious game out Ihere tonight, a lot of pressure on both teams. Now we're Ihinking tournament. We are on the Ihreshhold of national prominence." Terry Furlow scored 20 poinls and Lindsay Hairston added 18 to pace Michigan State lo the victory. Michigan Slate led most of the game, taking its biggest lead at G5-55 on Kurlow's layup with seven minutes left. The Spartans also had to overcome a brilliant 31-point performance by Adrian Danl- ley. playing with a goalie-type plaslic. mask on. hjs face^to 'protect an" injury 'above his eyebrow. In other games involving ranked teams Wednesday nighl. Nevada Las Vegas, lied for the No. 16 spot with Notre Dame, downed Seallle. 77-63. and No. 18 LaSalle manhandled little Drexel. 80-63. Ricky Sobers led Ihe way with 20 poinls and Nevada-Las Vegas ran off ISslraighl points early in the second half to preserve ils undefeated West Coasl Athletic Conference record. The Rebels, who trailed by a point at halftime, shut out upset-minded Seattle for better lhan seven minutes in Ihe second half to take control. Seatlle slar Frank Oleynick. averaging 27 poinls a game, was held to 15, his lowest output of the season. Red-hot LaSalle hit 13 per cent of its second half shots lo beal Drexel. Joe Bryant and Charlie Wise had 14 poinls each for LaSalle, which had five players in double figures. Doug Romanczuk had 22 for Drexel. In other games, Massachusetts downed Boslon College, 80-71. Rhode Island upset Manhattan.- 89-83. Scion Hall beal Villanova. 9J-91, .Duke dumped Wake Forest, 75-68, ,Soulh Carolina, edged Pittsburgh; 64-62, Kansas Slate defeated Missouri. 91-84, Kansas crushed Nebraska. 72-44, .Oklahoma nipped Iowa Stale, 9189, Oral Koberls outlasted . Canisius, 100-93, Colorado whipped Oklahoma Stale, 83-62, San Francisco bombed Santa Clara, 98-78. and Santa Barbara lopped Long Beach State, 75-71. Alex English tipped in a shot wilh five seconds left to lifl South Carolina over Pittsburgh and freshman Mike Pyalts' 22 points helped Massachusetts upset Boston College. Scores COLLEGE Rich) 5* Ccltege ol Southern ld*ho Jl HIGH SCHOOL Rig by la Madiion 41 Shelley 13 tytnh Valley 51 Bonneville 10 Buhl iO West JeHerson 51 Firth 4? (overtime) Idaho F*iii 61 Skyttot i) Dutle 10 North Fremont u Telan 51 Ririe 19 Stigar-Silem si Sou fit Fremont SJ 3 n 0 r f c Allen ^quits' again DfCK ALI.K.V won't be bound for Atlanta Ihis spring after all. The Braves had paid the Chicago White Sox 15,000 in hopes of luring Allen nut of his unofficial retirement but Allen notified Braves General Manager Eddie Rnbinson Wednesday that he would not be playing for Atlanta. Robinson had visited the 32-year-old former first baseman al his Pennsylvania horse farm last month and came away believing that Allen would play for Ihe Braves in Ihe upcoming season. Wednesday, Robinson received a letter that from Allen declining the Braves offer. DICK GORDON, former wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, says that the Rozelle llule and dispute arising from it caused him to miss the entire 1972 National Football League exhibition season and the firsl four games of the regular season. Gordon took former Baltimore Colt John Mackey's place on the witness stand Wednesday before Ihe U.S. District Conn in Minneapolis in Ihe Rozelle rule anlitrusl (rial. Gordon, the man who iniliated the anii-lrust suit against (he NFL, said thai after playing out his option in 1971, he was unable lo negotiate a satisfactory contract in 1972. ROBERTSCHMKHTZ. owner of the Boston Celtics of Ihe NBA. has been indicted by a New Jersey grand jury for allegedly bribing an Ocean Counly mayor to gain approval for a $200 million housing development. Schmerlz, indicted along with his construction firm, issued an immediate denial of any wrongdoing in his dealings wilh Manchester Township Mayor Joseph S. Portash. WILLIE wist: won't play. He won't play in Sail f-ake City for (he Stars and he won't play for Ihe Virginia Squires. That's what the all-star forward has told Slars General Manager Bill Orwick, who has now (aken the sland (hat Wise either plays wilh one of (hose two clubs or he doesn't play at all. "Our sland now is lhat Willie can go lo Virginia or come back to Utah-period." Orwick said thai trades with olher clubs fell through because noneof Ihe teams would give up the players Utah wanted. IW.I.IK .TKAX'S Ijeeii traded. The New York Sets of Ihe World Team Tennis League received King today from Philadelphia Freedoms for rights (o Stan Smilh and Kerry Melville, plus an undisclosed amount of cash. King was one of those instrumental lasl year in getting thr WTT off In ils start and then led the Freedoms lo Ihe league's eastern division title. TIIK .NATIONAL KdOTltAI.I. I.KAdL'K Players Association wins one. 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