Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 15, 1976 · Page 32
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CREELEV (Calo.) TRIBUNE Mat., Mircli IS. 1171 Hubert Green stuns field at Doral MIAMI (DPI) - Hubert CJrwn didn'l win in a walk, he won in a crawl. He won so big Jack NicUaus could hardly believe it. "Good gracious, did he beat us by six strokes?" Nicklaus asked looking at the leader board after the 5200,000 Doral Open Golf Tournament Sunday. Six strokes it was, the biggest winning margin of the year, breaking the 1976 best of four set by Ben Crenshaw at the Hawaiian Open. Green's amazing 18-under- par, four-round 270 over the par 72 Doral "Blue Monster" course also was a tournament record, besting Buddy Allin's 1974 record by two shots. Tied for second at 276 were Nicklaus and Mark Hayes. Nicklaus shot his second straight 68 Sunday and the long-ball hitting Hayes carded a 71. Crenshaw (71) was another stroke back at 277. Despite his easy win. Green took his ninth career win in seven years on the tour in stride and insisted he would not be satisfied with his cureer until he won one of the four elusive "major"tournaments. 'To me a great player is the guy who performs well when we're all together," he said. "You gotta win the majors. You gotta win more than one major to be a great player." Green said the turning point in the final round came on the par five 12th hole, when he sank a 20-foot putt for a birdie. Hayes, playing in the same threesome, had a 15-footer for an eagle three, but missed it, taking a birdie four. "I could hear him breathing heavy before we putted," Green joked. "I knew if he made his putt and I missed mine, tliere would be a three-stroke swing and he would be back in it. But I knew if 1 made my putt it would break his spirit. That hole hurl Mark a lot." Another hole that hurt Hayes was the par four 18th. He was in sole possession of second place, a stroke ahead of Nicklaus, coming in, but he three-putted for a bogey five. A finish atone in second place would have meant a check for (22,800. Instead he had to settle for J18.500 sharing second and third money with Nicklaus. Nicklaus said he blew his chance to win his second Doral crown in four years when he struggled for pars on the par-5 mh and 12th holes. "I lost a chance to get it at 10 and 12. I got three birdies and an eagle on the first hole (one of four par 5 f s). But on 8 was one under for the tournament, on 10 I was one over and I was even on 12," said Nicklaus. Alabama shocks North Carof/no in first round of NCAA playoffs IN THE SAND -- Doral Open winner Hubert Green hits out of a sand trap on the 10th Green Sunday in Miami. Fla. Green won $40,000 after setting a tournament record 18 under par 270. (AP Wirephoto) Misecivius leading Providence in NIT NEW YORK - Bob Misecivius is not the easiest name in the world to pronounce, but it's spelling success for the Providence Friars in the 39th National Invitation Tournament. The Providence strongman with the tricky name is the main reason his team is in Tuesday night's quarter-finals against Louisville. "Misecivius is a young player with little experience and he can sometimes keep both teams in the game at the same time," says Providence Coach Dave Gavitt. "He sometimes tries to do too much on offense -- but he did what he was told Saturday night." Misecivius was as tough to handle as his name, scoring 16 of his 20 points in the second half, leading Providence to an 84-68 romp over North Carolina A4T in the opening round. Three other first-round games were staged at Madison Square Garden, and Kentucky beat Niagara 67-61, North Carolina-Charlotte trimmed the University of San Francisco 7974 in overtime and Holy Cross turned back St. Peter's 84-77. The results set up a quarterfinal doubleheader tonight matching North Carolina- Charlotte against Oregon and Holy Cross against North Carolina Slate. Along with the Providence-Louisville match Tuesday night, Kentucky will face Kansas State. Providence and Louisville met earlier in the season and the Kriars beat the Cardinals 63-60 with a weapon Gavitt calls the "spread offense." He used it Saturday night against North Carolina AT, positioning the 6- foot-nine, 230-pound Misecivius out past the kay Instead of under the basket. And the tactic spreadeagled the Aggies, allowing the big center to cash in on several easy, "back-door" baskets. Gavitt plans to spring it on Louisville again Tuesday night, so it's no secret weapon as far as the Cardinals are concerned. James Lee led Kentucky with 20 points, while Jack Givens added 16. Niagara was paced by Andy Walker's 18. By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Quick, Bear Bryant, if you really know how to walk on water now's the time to tell C. M. Newton. Perhaps taking a cue from Bryant's Alabama footballers, who finally won a postseason contest last season, Newton's eighth-ranked cagers registered the school's first-ever triumph in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball tournament Saturday, knocking off fifth-ranked North Carolina 79-64. That sends the Crimson Tide on to the next round of the talent-laden Mideast Regionals at Baton Houge, La., where waiting in the wings is none other than unbeaten, No. 1- ranked Indiana. The Hoosiers walloped No. 17St. John's90-70and led an advance of the top four teams in The Associated Press ratings. Second-ranked Marquette whipped Western Kentucky 7960; No. 3 Rutgers, the nation's only other undefeated quintet, had the scare of its life before nipping Princeton 54-33 and fourth-ranked Nevada-Las Vegas with a 74-64 victory over San Diego State. Leon Douglas, a 6-foot-10 center who was the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Year, keyed Alabama's victory over North Carolina with 35 points and 17 rebounds. Now, it's on to Baton Rouge, La., to meet the mighty Hoosiers Thursday night. "We're playing (he best team in the country, without any question," Newton said. "This is a great opportunity for us and a great challenge for us." This is the lineup for Thursday's rcgionals: East, at Greensboro, N.C. Rutgers vs. Connecticut and VMI vs. De Paul. Mideast, at Baton Rouge, La. -- Indiana vs. Alabama and Marquette vs. Western Michigan. Midwest, at Louisville, Ky. Notre Dame vs. Michigan and Missouri vs. Texas Tech. West, at Las Angeles - Nevada-Las Vegas vs. Arizona and UCLA vs. Pepperdine. The regional finals will be Saturday. The two big upsets of Saturday's opening round came at Charlotte, N.C., where unheralded VMI stunned ninth- ranked Tennessee 81-75 and similarly unranked DePaul turned back No. 13 Virginia 6960. At Providence, R.I., Rutgers edged Princeton and Connecticut outlasted Hofstra 80-78 in overtime. Alabama and Marquette won their games at Dayton, Ohio, while Indiana came through at South Bend, Ind., along with No. 16 Western Michigan, a 77- Iowa matmen win second NCAA title Missouri's 69-67 win gives Tigers a big lift LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Missouri's tirst triumph ever in post-season basketball competition has given the Big Eight champions a psychological lift they admit they needed. "They're gonna have to look out for us now," declared Tiger guard Willie Smith just moments after Missouri came from behind to defeat Washington, 69-67, in the NCAA Midwest subregionals Saturday. In the other subregional contest here Saturday, Notre Dame used a last-second tip-in and a controversial judgment call to slip past Cincinnati, 7978. Thursday night in Louisville, Ky., Missouri goes against Texas Tech of the Southwest Conference and Notre Dame plays Michigan of the Big Ten in the regional semifinals. Missouri and Washington both played raggedly. The Tigers, obviously tense and uncertain, shot poorly in the first half and committed numerous turnovers. But the Huskies eventually lost 4 men to fouls. "That was one of the worst games we've played all year," said Smith, who led all scorers with 21 points. The most telling foul came with 57 seconds left in the game when James Edwards, Washington's 7-0 center, was charged with his fifth That sent Missouri's Jim Kennedy to the foul line and the junior forward sank a pair of free throws that gave the Tigers a two-point lead that held up t h r o u g h t h e f r a n t i c f i n a l seconds. "Whether it was on him or me, 1 can't say," Kennedy said. "There was a lot of shoving and pushing going on out there all day. They called it on him and I don't have any control over it fi;hnr way " "1 got elbowed, no doubt . nhnut i t . " said Kdwards. "I guess the refs just saw it differently. But we were getting calls we had never seen before." Brian Hansen led the Huskies of the Pac-8 with 14 points while Edwards had 12. The Notre Dame-Cincinnati game also turned on a controversial call in the final seconds. Notre Dame's Don Williams, who kept the Irish afive with three straight Buckets down the stretch, made a 15-footer to pull the Irish to within one. They immediately called time out, and Cincinnati followed suit. With eight seconds remaining Cincinnati's Hal Ward, having, difficulty putting the ball in play, tried to call time. The inbounds pass rule states that although a player has five seconds to put the ball in play. Ire cannot request a time out after a count of three. The ball was handed to the surprised Notre Dame players. Their pass found its way to Bill Palento, who let fly with a door-die 20-footer that hit the rim and was tipped in the Toby Knight. "One thing I admire about these kids is that they don't quit," said Notre Dame Coach Digger Phelps. "That's one outstanding thing about the people at Notre Dame. They never quit." Adrian Dantley, Notre Dame's two-time All-American junior forward, led all scorers w i t h 27 points. Cincinnati placed three men in double figures, paced by Brian Williams' 19. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - University of Iowa wrestling Coach Gary Kurdctmeicr doesn't think he's quite realized the Hawk- eyes have won their second consecutive NCAA Wrestling Championship. "1 expect we've been cheated out of the excitement of winning. It will be a slow coming realization. But it's better to do it this way," Kurdelmeier said here Saturday, after Iowa cap- lured the title in afternoon consolation finals. An aflernoon victory was nothing new to the Hawkeyes, who won the title last year at Princeton in almost the same way. Iowa overcame the challenge of Big Eight champion Iowa State, which had won six previous titles, when Hawkeyc Tim Cysewski decisioned Indiana's Sam Komar, 6-5, in the 134- pound consolation division. After that there was no way any team in the 46th annual NCAA tournament could close the point-gap. Iowa ended the tournament with 123.5 points to Iowa Stale's 85.75. It was a two-team race all the way, and the standings ended with Oklahoma State in third place with 64.5 points, followed by Wisconsin, M; Ixjhigh, 55.25; Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, 53; Minnesota, 43; Michigan, 3fi.25; Oklahoma, 34.25; and Penn Slate, 23.25. Iowa Stale coach Harold N'icliuls blamed some of (lie Cyclones' problems on two-team nalure of the race. "As far as I can see," Nichols said, "we didn't gel any help." Nichols expected more Iowa wrestlers to be knocked out of the competition by oilier teams, but the Hawkeyes placed four wrestlers in the finals and walked away with three individual titles. Chuck Yagla successfully defended his title in the 150-pound division by decisioning' Iowa Stalp's PP(P Oalea, 5-fl. a f t p r reaching Ihe finals by scoring three falls and one decision. Yagla had Galea on his back with a half minute to go in the match and nearly got a fourth pin. Yagla also was selected by coaches as the outstanding wrestler in the tournament, which he came to without one loss during the year. The match that riveted the attcnlion of the crowd of 6,000 was when 134-pound Mike Frick of Lehigli defended his title by a 7-4 defeat of Michigan State's Pat Milkovich, who won national titles in 1972 and 1974 at 126- pounds. Frick and Yagla were Ihe only 1975 titlists to repeal, and Frick expected it lo be easier. Wisconsin surprised the field of 110 contenders by winning three national championships. At 126, Jack Reiuwaud lieci- sioned California-Santa Barbara's Harold Wiley, 9-fi. Reinwand was the wild card pick from the Big Ten. At 158-pounds, Wisconsin's Lee Kemp took Washington's Tom Brown, 4-0, and his team- male Pat Christenson followed by decisioning Iowa's Dan Wagcmann, 9-7. Expectations for Arizona Slate University, which brought a 15-0 dual meet record to the tournament, dimmed quickly. ASU ended with only l(i.5 points lo lie Brigham Young University fur 2W place. Thu unl ASU wrestler to get to semi-finals was 150-pounder Roye Oliver, who spill a pair of con- solalion matches and finished fifth in his division. Iowa's other titlists were Brad Smith at 142-pounds, who decisioned Gene Costello of Slippery Rock, 12-4, and Chris Campbell at 177-pounds, who decisioned Mark Johnson of Michigan, 9-4. The other individual titles went to 118-pounder Mark Digiralamo of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, who decisioned Iowa State's Donny Jones, 14-4; 190- pound Evan Johnson of Minnesota, who decisioned Iowa State's Frank Santana, C-G in overtime; and heavyweight Jimmy Jackson of Oklahoma State, who decisioned Greg Gibson of Oregon, 5-3. 67 winner over Virginia Tech in Rebels with 24 points and overtime. Jackie Robinson added 20. At Lawrence, Kan., seventh- UCLA's Richard Washington ranked Notre Dame needed the collected 25 and the Bruins luck of the Irish to nose out No. broke open a tight game with 15 Cincinnati 79-78 and No. 10 San Diego State in the second Missouri shaded No. 11 Wash- half after leading by only three ington 69-67. Michigan, ranked at the intermission.' 14th, squeaked past Wichita Notre Dame, despite Adrian Stale 74-73 al Denton, Tex., Dantley's 27 points, trailed Cin- while No. 19 Texas Tech cinnati most of the way but the trounced Syracuse 69-56. Bearcats turned the ball over At Tempe, Ariz., No. 18 Ari- when they failed to Inbound it in zona downed Georgetown 83-76 the allotted time with eight and Pepperdine defeated Mem- seconds left and a one-point phis Stale 87-77. Nevada-Las lead. Notre Dame's Toby Vegas and UCLA won at Eu- Knight then tipped in a missed gene, Ore. shot in the final second. The Indiana-Alabama scuffle Tennessee, minus South- could turn inlo a showdown eastern Conference scoring between Douglas and the Hoo- champ Bernard King, out wilh slers' Scott May, AP College a thumb injury, fell to VMI Player of the Year. May, who despite Ernie Grunfeld's 36 was hampered by a broken points. The winners shot a blis- wrisl when Indiana was tering 66 per cent and Will eliminated in the regional finals Bynum, Ron Carter and John of last year's NCAA Tourna- Krovic combined for 56 points, ment, scored 33 poinls as the Missouri's Jim Kennedy Hoosiers pulled away from made two free throws and Will- stubborn St. John's with a 29-10 ie Smith and Scott Sims one spurt midway through the apiece in the final minute as Ihe second half. Tigers, behind 36-30 at the half, overtook Washington. De Paul Rutgers perfect record was trailed y . ma fa f[ve a( m jeopardy in the closing ha ,ni me but Ron Norwood rnl- seconds but the Scarlet , ied ( h c B , ue Demons Kmghts, who led by 0 early in scorj 2 , of Ms 2(J . . h Ihe second, half, survived when second half ^ Princeton's Pel? Molloy, a Michigan came from 12 HUlc-used reserve guard, points down in the second half missed Ihe first part of a one- and nosed out Wichita State on and-one situalion with four Rickey Green's 20-foot baseline seconds left. jump shot with six seconds left. Nevada-Las Vegas, which Western Michigan trailed Vir- averaged HO.a points a game ginia Tech by 13 but caught up during the regular season, took on Jeff Tyson's basket wilh 40 a 48-39 halftime lead over Boise seconds left in regulation time, and poured it on in the second ty^n then added five of his 25 half. Eddie Owens topped the points in the overtime. Adams State wins NAIA wrestling title Two oilier champions, Larry McCoy of Indiana University of P e n n s y l v a n i a , and Lanny Davidson of Eastern Washington, also successfully defended their titles in the 167 and 177 pound class respectively. Native Americans get enough in NCAA indoor meet to raise EUINBOUO, Pa. ( U P I ) Adams Slate of Colorado won Ihe N A I A wreslling championship Saturday night for tliy fourth lime in the last five years and national champion Craig Kelso of Adams successfully defended his ti'.le in the 190 pound class. Adams Stale scored 83't; points in defending ils championship while Eastern Washington Slate was second wilh 70',:, poinls, Central State of Oklahoma was third with 60';' poinls and Grand Valley Stale of Michigan fourlh with 51 ',·: points. Glenn Guerin of Taylor University of Indiana, Ihe NAIA champion at I2fi pounds, was selected the o u t s l a n d i n g wresllcr and Curt Burns of Easlern W a s h i n g t o n was Other team finishes included Wisconsin-Whitewater, 48!i points; Taylor 4W, points; Bcmidji Stale of Minnesota, «!i poinls; California of Pennsylvania, 41',i; Wisconsin- Parkside 38*,; Pacific University of Oregon, 34y ; Concordia of Minnesota, 32; host learn Edinboro, 3114; Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 30'z; and Southern Oregon.29!j. A total of 406 wrestlers By LARRY PAI.ADINO AP Sports Writer DETROIT ( A P ) Foreigners had their turns on the winner's platform at the 12th National Collegiate Athletic Association Indoor Track Championships -- but Americans made enough significant contributions to bolster U.S. hopes for the Summer Olympics. Some critics seemed concerned that foreigners were honing their track talents with United States college teams at the expense of America's Olympic efforts. But there were enough native-American winners in Ihe weekend meet at Cobo Arena in Detroit lo, perhtps, slave off some of the more severe criticsm. Texas-E; Paso UTEP, which got a meet record-setting performance from its Kenyan distance medley relay quartet Saturday, easily coasted to its third straight championship -an unprecedented feat. The Miners, who had 17 points after Friday's seven finals, wound up with 23 after the last 11 final events Saturday to easily outdistance the is points by Villanova. Tennessee was third wilh 14, followed by Washington State and Illinois with 13 each, Auburn wilh 12, plus tang Beach State, Kansas State and Western Kentucky with 10. There were 122 teams competing and 58 managed at least a point. Earl Bell of Arkansas State, a 20-year-old junior from Jonesboro, Ark., turned in what was probably the most impressive performance of the meet by successfully defending his pole vault title with a meet record leap of 18!(| feet to conclude the competition. He narrowly missed three tries at a world mark of 18-4. Another American, Long Beach Slate's Dwight Stones, won the high jump with a meet mark of 7 feet 3 inches. He failed three times at 7-4V ( . Stones recently set the world record of 7-6'£. Villanova's Mark Belger, a 19-year-old from long Island, set one of Saturday's five meet records with a 2:07.29 in the 1,000-yard run. The old mark of 2:07.4 was set by Duke's Bob Wheeler in 1971. Other Americans to win Saturday were Louisiana State's Allen Misher of Houston, with a 60-yard high hurdles time of :G7.29, and Auburn freshman Harvey Glance of Phoenix City, Ala., wilh a winning GO-yard dash of : 06.21. Tennessee got a winning mile relay time of 3:16.03 from Americans Lamar Prcyor, Mike Barlow, Ronnie Harris and Jerome Morgan, while W i s c o n s i n ' s home-grown quartet of Mark Randall, Steve Lacy, Mark Sang and Dick Moss captured (he two-mile in 7:26.79. Irishman Eamonn Coghlan gave Villanova a triumph in the wins hopes mile with a 4:01.48 clocking. Englishman Nick Rose defended his two-mite crown with a meet record of 8:30.91 to beal the mark of 8:33.6 set by Villanova's John Hartnett in 1974. The 600-yard run winner, Charles Damiga of New Mexico, is a sophomore from Uganda, East Africa. He was clocked in 1:10.58. UTEP's impressive distance medley relay team, which finished three-fourths of a lap ahead of runnerup Princeton, consisted of Paul Njorofic, Joe Gichongeri, James Munynla and Wilson Waigwa. The Miners had two winners Friday, triple jumper Arnold Grimes and 35-pound weighl thrower Emmitt Berry -- both from the United States. selected NAIA Coach of the participated in the tournament Year. and took part in 549 matches. Scoreboard Saturday'* College Basketball Results By IHE ASSOCIA1 bD PRESS TOURNAMENTS NCAA Divisional First Round East Regional CoroiKticul 80. Hofstra ?fl, OT DCP.1UI 69, V.rqinM 60 Rutgers 54. Pnncclon 53 VMI 81. TPnn*sipc '5 Mideast Regional Aliib.in-.rt 79, N Cflrol-n* ft4 Inl.ana W. St John's M Y 7ft M,lrquMte 79, W Kentucky 60 W Mirhioan II. VifQ.nia lrh ft7 Midwest Regional Missouri 4?. Washington tl Mith-iM" To. Wichita St 73 Noire Diime 79, Cincmnali , h A f l , S r W , West Region Ariiona S3, Gcorqelown 7ft Nevada L.is Vends 103. Boise St 76 Pepperdinc B7. Memphis St U UCLA 7*. San Diwjo St n DlviHonll New Enqland Regional Championship Consolation Rochester Tpch II, RPI 74 South Regional Championship Miles Col 37, Transylvania HI Consolation LeMoyne Owen 87, Sewnnce 96 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship Srrrtn'rn 70. Wirter.er 6S Consolation M.insl.r'd St 73. Grove C.ly W Great Lakes ChampionsMp Willpnherq ftl. ASh'and 49 Midwest Rcgionals Championship AiKlustiWrt 79, fop 70 Consolation S rrpwn 96, Cornell CM H8 NIT First Round Holy Cross 84. St. Peter's 77 KeniiKKv *'. Nlaqva Al PrOvid-:np 84. N Carolina AB.T 68 UNC Cl-nrioltr 79. Ssr. Fr.wtiico It, OT N A I A Championship Cdpp.n St H. Hrnderwn SI 9] Consolation M.vymoiint 7g. Lincoln Memorial )i NCCAA

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