The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 8, 1955 · Page 7
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I TUWDAT, MAHCH 8, ItW BLTTOBttLLB (AM.) COURIER NXWB PAGE 8EY1N LaSalle Meets West Virginia Tonight in NCAA Tournament Dons Remain in First Place in AP Final Poll »J JOHN CHANDLER The Associated Presi The San Francisco Dons, leader in The Associated Press poli of college basketball powers for the last four weeks, remained in the No. 1 spot today after a close ballot duel with Kentucky. With San Francisco, Kentucky and other teams headed into tournament play, the final regular- season poll of the nation's sports writers and sportacasters brought out a heavy vote. A total of 171 votes were cast, 6a n Francisco receiving 67 for first place and Kentucky—which finished the 1954 season as No. 1— collecting 58. On points, based on 10 for first, 9 for second, etc., San Francisco received 1,424 and Kentucky 1,388. Lagille Third LaSalle, heading into defense of Its NCAA title scramble along with San Trancisco and Kentucky, clung to the No. 3 place with 1,043 points. A couple of late upsets juggled the top 10 rankings, as the conference championships were decided. Iowa, rulers of the Big Ten «nd ranked only No. 12 last week, leaped all the way into the No. 6 place. Minnesota, beaten by Iowa and then by Wisconsin, skidded from No. 8 to No. 11. UCLA, In ninth place last week, lost a pair to Oregon State as the Pacific Coast race was decided, and dropped to No. 13 with the Northern Division champions tak- Ing over the No. 10 spot. Marquette, fourth a week ago, dropped to eighth after being defeated by Notre Dame. NC State Movei Up North Carolina State moved \up a notch to No. 4 after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tourney. Duquesne jumped from No. 8 to sixth. Utah remained No. 7 and Dayton advanced a notch from 10th to ninth. The leaders, with first place votes In parentheses: 1. San Francisco (67) 1424 2. Kentucky (58) 1358 3. LaSalle (5) 1043 4. N. C. State (3) 788 5. Iowa (15) 734 6. Duquesne 605 7. Utah (4) 581 8. Marquette (4) 499 9. Dayton (3) 306 10.'Oregon State (5) 286 11. Minnesota 244 12. Alabama. (1) 151 13. UCLA 131 14. George -Washington 114 15. Colorado (1) 110 16. Tulsa (2) 108 17. Vanderblit (1) 34 18. Illinois 82 19. West Virginia (1) 76 20. St. Louis 63 Training Camp Briefs Musial Seems to Be Ready For Another Good Year At The Plate ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. M — Stan (the man) Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals' slugging 80-grand outfielder, had some bad news for National League pitchers today: he's ready for another good year at the plate. Musial, who is starting his 13th aeason with the Cards, has been rifling hits all over Lang Field alnce the club opened spring training. The man said he is in as good condition now an he ever was. "I'm not going to try for homers. Just give me those hits this year." Musial said. But Stan may increase his homer production (35 last year) anyway since the right field pavilion screen at Busch at- dlum in St. Louis has come down. He belted 10 hits off the screen last year. ^Ix-Time Batting Champ The 34-year-old Musial, a six- time National League batting champion, has said he feels he has three or four more years In a drive to reach the 3,000-hit club. He'll need 582 to become the seventh player'to, reach this goal. Coach Dixie Walker, who was a good hitter with Brooklyn in his playing days, feels Musial can look to the future with confidence. "I don't see why not," Walker said. "For one thing, Stan hasn't been bothered with too many injuries that might tend to slow him down at the tall-end of his career. And also, he always seems fit anc eager to go. I see no reason why Musial can't play until he's 40 — if he wants to." KC Rookie Pitcher Show* Up Good in Training WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., (/ A rookie pitcher, Carl Duser, has the Kansas City A's manager and conches talking In superlatives. "It's almost unbelievable the progress that boy has made," commented Manager Lou Boudreau after Duser hurled three innings in an intrasquad game yesterday and gave up one weak hit. "When he -LOPIDA - WEW OftOFANS AND THE eUlECOAJT "*£~**~4 Now! Greyhound gives you the finest bus service ever to the South's favorite winter vacation spots with luxurious new Sccnicruisera and Air-Suspension Highway Traveler*. Greyhound offers many low cost, expcnec-ptid tours that include hotels, IOW fMtt J«{ »AC«T1O« MUM* Ml»ml ... IM.15 X. Orl'i ,.|9.M D. [tench . 16.35 Blloli .... 10.09 St. r'buif 17.9<l Mobil. ... |.M Memphis State Faces Penn State By OKLO ROBERTSON The Associated Fre*> LaSalle's Explorers, led by three-time All America Tom Gola, open defense of their national intercollegiate basketball title tonight, meeting West Virginia's Southern Conference champions in one of eight preliminary games scheduled for four cities. Actually, the NCAA Tournament gets under way before the field of 24 is completed. The Ivy League, which ended In a three-way tie as Princeton defeated Brown 58-39 last night, will decide its representative at Rutgers tomorrow night when Columbia meets Princeton. Columbia eliminated Pennsylvania 73-71 in a game played after the Princeton-Brown contest. The Ivy champion will not swing into NCAA action until Friday when it has the unenviable task of facing the LaSalle-West Virginia winner at Philadelphia. Duke Meets Villanova LaSalle (22-4) and West Virginia (19-10) wind up a triple-header at New York's Madison Square Garden. Williams, (17-1) New England representative, takes on Canisius (16-6) in the first game and Duke (20-7), runner-up to Ineligible North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference, meets Villanova (16-9). The other preliminary round games will be played at Lexington, Ky., El Reno, Okla., and San Francisco. reported at the Sanford, Fla rookie camp he was the most awkward looking pitcher you ever saw. He didn't even know how to stand on the mound." Duser was with Lancaster, Pa., in the Piedmont League last season. Coach Harry Craft said he has a terrific fast ball and a good curve that's continuing to improve. 3 Cards On Casualty List ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. «P) — The St. Louis Cardinals wound up with two pitchers and an outfielder on the casualty list yesterday after going through the first few days without an injury. Veteran hurlcr vic Raschl has a lame back, outfielder Tom Burgess a strained tendon in his right hand and sophomore pitcher Vordon Jones a sprained ankle. Marquette, which had th« unique regular season record of losing its first and last games but winning 22 in between, takes on Miami of Ohio (14-8), the Mid-American champion, at Lexington. The other game matches Penn State (17-8), third in last year's championship, and Memphis state, a small college powerhouse which put together a string of 16 straight in compiling a 17-4 record. Doni Meet West -i'»a> San Francisco's Dons, the nation's No. 1 team with a 23-1 record and featuring All America Bill Russell, swing into action against West Texas (14-7), Border Conference representative, at San Francisco. On the same card, Idaho State (18-7), Rocky Mountain Conference titleholder, tackles Seattle (19-5) in the fifth meeting of the year between the two teams. Seattie holds a 3-1 edge. The last two at-large teams to be selected for the championship, Bradley (7-19) and Oklahoma City (9-17), battle it' out at El Reno. From the four sites the winners will move into Friday's regional playoffs at Philadelphia, Evanston, 111., Manhattan, Kan. and Corvallis, Ore. Finals will be held In Kansas City March 18-19. Rookie To Pitch Cards Opener ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (#) Larry Jackson, righthanded rookie has earned the right to pitch the St. Louis Cardinals opening Grapefruit League game against the New York Yankees here Thursday. Jackson gave up only one hi and struck out three during a two- inning tour on the mound in an in tra squad game Sunday. The Red Schoendiensts and Stan Musials played to an 11-inning 1-1 draw. Jackson won 12 and lost 6 for Rochester last year. JUNIOR HIGH TIGERS — The Caruthersville junior high basketball team finished the season with three wins and eight losses. Team members are (left to right, front row), Richard Chaffin, Chuck Grooms, Billy Sawyer, Jerry Thompson, Jerry Rayburn (back row) George Hollowell, Larry Barnett, Eddie Wyatt, Wayne Collins, Jimmy Mitchell and Coach Jack Hopke. The team scored 277 points to 294 for opponents. Eddie Wyatt was high for the season with 43 points. (Photo by Sanders) Santee, Dwyer Lead US Pan-American Team HOUSTON (ffi— The U. S. 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Both gained victories in the East but the duel reached a climax with their wrestling match finish in the Wanamaker Mile in Madison Square Garden. Record of 4:00.6 Santee, the Kansas star, holds the American record of 4:00.6. , Also in the race will be Bob McMillen, the former Occidental run- I ner. ] Most of the 34-man United States j team leaves tomorrow by plane for Mexico City for the March 12-26 Ban-American games. Santee will compete in an indoor meet in Milwaukee March 12 and then fly to Mexico. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Ronnie Delaney, 149'/2. Akron, Ohio, outpointed Sugar Al Wilson, 147, New York, 10 Brooklyn — Gil Turner, 15o l /2. Philadelphia, stopped Joe Miceli 147, New York, 8 Toronto— Earl Walls, 193%, Toronto, drew with James J. Parker, 210, Paterson, N. J., 12 Delaney Whips Wilson; Wants More Money Bf ED CORRIGAN NEW YORK («—Ronnie DelaMf lefthanded middleweight, 1* ft sensible young man. 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