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Hope ||p Star SPORTS Leachville MFC (MR) SfMr rfWMii ly Offfft Kansas S., Iowa Assured of a Tie By ED SdffUYLER JR, Associated Press sports Writer Kansas State:and Iowa; now assured of first-place ties in their respective conferences, must wait until Saturday to do something about 4 cllnching titles, But Columbia and Princeton will settle that problem tonight* Eighth-ranked Columbia and Princeton will play off for the Ivy League championship at neutral St. John's Alumni Hall in New York. Princeton forced the playoff by beating Columbia last Saturday night in the final regular-season game. Columbia Is 20-4 and Princeton 20-5 over-all. Each is 12-2 in the Ivy. Kansas State clinched a share of the Big Eight Conference championship Monday night when Gene Williams tipped in a shot with with five seconds left for a 63-61 victory over Iowa State at Ames, Iowa. This gave the Wildcats a 10-3 conference mark and kept them one game ahead of Kansas, which edged Oklahoma 85-80 at Norman, Okla. Kansas State is at home against Oklahoma State in its final regular-season game Saturday while Kansas plays at Iowa State. Kansas State, however, is assured of an NCAA berth. The worst K-Stato can do is tie Kansas for the title, and K^tate beat Kansas twice in their home-ancWiome series. This would determine the champion in the event of a tie, and no playoff would be necessary. . Sam Williams broke the game wide opening by scoring eight points within 58 seconds midway through the second half as Iowa clinched a Big Ten tie by trouncing Minnesota 91-72 at Minneapolis. Iowa, now 10-3 in the conference, needs ,tp beat Michigan in, 1 "^ m "»™ its-'Ifei^aj4:easQpfioaJie at Ipw A c ei ^. th "*# Tym Still Men's Termis Champ RANDOLPH, Mass Bill :Tym of Fort Meyer Beach, Pla,, 'Blili is the New England men's indoor tennis champion. Tym, who was top-seeded, retained the title by rallying for a 2-6; 6-3, 8'6 victory over Chum Steele of Cambridge Sunday at the suburban indoor tennis center, Steele was the No, 2 seed. Houston Still Rated Top Cagers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three, and possibly four, members of the Top Ten major college basketball teams begin play this week in the NCAA tournament, but two others might have to fight each other Just to get in. Top-ranked and unbeaten Houston, third-ranked and unbeaten St. Bonaventure and No. 10 Davidson help get the NCAA tourney under way Saturday. Columbia's eighth-ranked Lions also will play Saturday if they can beat Princeton in an Ivy League playoff tonight. If not, Princeton will play La Salle at College Park, Md. Davidson will meet St. John's, N.Y., also at College Park; Houston takes on Chicago Loyola at Salt Lake City, Utah, and St. Bonaventure battles Boston College at Kingston, R.I. But North Carolina and Duke, Nos. 5 and 6, must compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, which determines the NCAA representative. The teams played last Saturday, and the outcome was North Carolina's second 87-86 loss of the week. The first was to South .Carolina and, coupled with the second, knocked the Tar Heels from third to fifth. Duke, on the other hand, rock- LITTLE RdtK (AP) - Favored Blytheville and underdog Joftesboro survived harrowing finishes Monday and earned first round vittories, along with Little Rock Horace Mann, in the Class AAA state tournament, BlytheVilleedged Spririgdtle 44«41; Jonesboro knocked -off Hot Springs 47-15, and Mann defeated Fayettevllle 67*61, The Class AA teams had things a little easier. Pine Bluff Merrill blasted Subiaco 68-48; Crossett defeated Greene County Tech 64*43, and Leachville trouched Magnolia 63*51, Fort Smith Northside, the fav* orite In Class AAA, swings into action this afternoon against Jacksonville. Fort Smith Southside plays Little Rock Hall at 6:30 and North Little Rock takes on Texarkana at 0:30 in other AAA games. Harrison, the defending champion in Class AA, plays Rus- sellvllle at 12:30, Camden Fairview goes against Marlanna at 3:30, and Valley Springs meets Searcy at 8 in the AA bracket. Blythevllle led Springdale 2312 at the half but the Bulldogs gained the lead early in the fourth period, Blytheville led 4241 with 10 seconds remaining. Danny Trammell lost the ball in the final seconds and fouled trying to get it back as time ran out. Ben Robinson, who paced the Chicks with 18 points, hit two free throws for the final margin. Trammell led Springdale with 14. Jonesboro led 37-32 entering the final period and protected its lead throughout the final eight minutes. The Hurricane led 46-45 with 37 seconds left and could have iced the game but Robert Currie missed two free throws in the final 10 seconds. Hot Springs' Kenny Quast missed from in close in the final seconds and fouled In an attempt to get the ball back. Terry Ray had 15 for Jonesboro and Steve Hudson added 13. Alton Baldwin scored 14 for Hot Springs and Richard Oliver had 13. Mann's Michael Peterson scored 28 points, including 20 in Btttlc«ffboll Pro Basketball By THfe ASSOCIATED NBA Monday* s Results No games scheduled Today's Games Boston at New York San Diego at Philadelphia Baltimore at Seattle Si, Louis vs. San Francisco at Oakland Detroit at Chicago Wednesday's Games New Yok at Boston St, Louis at Los Angeles San Diego at Detroit Philadelphia at Cincinnati ABA Monday's Results Denver 108, Dallas 98 Houston 130, Oakland 120 New Orleans 128, Indiana 118 Today's Games Pittsburgh at Anaheim Oakland at Dallas Indiana at New Jersey New Orleans at Kentucky Wednesday's Game Minnesota at Denver Monday's College Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS South VanderbiH 115, La. State 86 Tennessee 63, Miss. State 51 Louisville 107, Bellarmine, Ky., 58 Tulane 88, Virginia Poly 78 Midwest Iowa 91, Minnesota 72 Kansas 85, Oklahoma 80, OT Missouri 60, Okla. State 58 Ohio State 67, Illinois 64 Kansas St. 63, Iowa State 61 Southwest Houston 107, West Texas 76 Far West Utah St. 71, Portland 69 Idaho St. 92, Montana St. 83 Seattle 67, Texas-El Paso 51 Weber State 83, Montana 63 Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College Henderson 73, Arkansas College 68 High School State Tournaments At Little Rock Class AAA Jonesboro 47, Hot Springs 45 Blytheville 44, Springdale 41 LR Horace Mann 67, Fayetteville 61 Class AA Leachville 63, Magnolia 51 Pine Bluff Merrill 69, Subiaco 48 Crossett 64, Greene County Tech 43 rap' l 'up IN tie;' Ohio State, in second place a game back, closed its regular season on the road Monday night by nipping Illinois 67-64. Top-ranked Houston and No. 9 Louisville, the pnly two mem- ber.5,*pf iThe Associated Press Top Ten to see action, both closed out their regular seasons with easy victory. f losing to Princeton/ has an NCAA spot but doesn't close its regular season schedule until Saturday against Southern California. In (his week's poll, Kentucky moved up one notch to fourth, New Mexico remained seventh, and Louisville held onto No. 9. Marquette, No. 8 last week, dropped out after losing to Xa- the second half,-as the Bear- r»Vm^j?$VW? ^m^^^S^^ 1 ^^- cats;,br 9 kaVJiway:,from a^9, City'gSturday 1 to wrap 'up tile tl- ,.„* an NCAA c^ K»» *1SS? third <l uarter tie - Russell Hall scored 22 and Jerry House 17 for Dayetteville. Merrill led 38-25 at the half after jumping off to a 13-point first period lead. Kenneth Clemmons scored 32 and Donnie Wilson 25 for Merrill. Tim Dempsey had 13 for Subiaco. Crossett led GCT 15-2 at the v i«r nM,, n ^ w . - »« 1.1 end of the first period and held Houston, 28-0, smashed West vler » Ohio, and Western Michi- a 33 . 12 ^ an(age at the half> Texas State 107-76 at Canyon, f n j', 1116 Davidson took over T H ankton led 26 for the Tex., as Player of the Year El- »'e 10th spot after winning three B " y n€U1Kl °" ieu ™ Ior ine vin Hayes poured in 39 points S a .mes in the Southern Confer- and grabbed 27 rebounds. en ™ tournament. T^e Top Ten with first-place votes in parentheses and total points through games of March 2 :'•'.; i I;-.' Houston (24) 2.'UCLA (3) 3. St, Bonaventure 4; 'Kentucky 5< • North Carolina Duke Eagles. All-American Westley Unsold scored 30 points arid cleared 23 rebounds as Louisville, 20-6 and the. Missouri Valley champion, romped 107-58 over Bellarmine at home. In'.-- other games, Vanderbilt thrashed Louisiana State 115-86, Tulane topped Virginia Tech 88- 78,YUtah State edged Portland 71-4$, and Seattle whipped Texas El«Paso 67-51 in home-court triumphs.. Louisiana 'state's All-Anieri« cari f tpete -Maravich scored 42 points and became the greatest sco/lng sophomore, with: 1,138. Only.'';pne major-college player has Scored more In one season — Frank. Selvy of Furman with 1,209 in 1954, -Maravich's 43,8- point per 'game average is a record,;^ ',-:\;^ ; '.' '.:. - . 6; 7. 8. 9, 10, New Mexico Columbia Louisville Davidson (1) 267 255 212 176 151 113 94 69 67 45 Somerset Is Star of Win by Houston National fockey By TWE^ASSOQIATEO PRESS : ,>fon$ay's Results No games scheduled : —Today's-Gaine Montreal at tos Angeles Wednesday's Games Montreal aj Oakland Philadelphia and Toronto Petroit at New York Boston at Chicago Pittsburgh at St. U>uis Alabama Has Hew Coach of Basketball TUSCALOOSA, Ala, (AP) In a quest for the Southeastern Conference basketball crown, Alabama has named C« M, New. ton, veteran coach at Transyj, vanla College, as head basketball coach, Newton succeeds ftayden RJ, ley, who resigned after eight seasons with the Tide's basket, ball team, Lt, Col. William Harrett Travis commanded the Texans at the battle of the Alamo. ; S01UNAR TABLES ly Richard Alden Knight i Th* schedule of Sojpar Periods, as printed below, has fee*o token /ropi Richard flWeu Knight's SO{<UNAB TABLES Slim ^WdSyi ».$# m will be fishing in good territory pr hunting in gPQd.fP.ver during these times, if you wish to filld. fhp bj8s$ sj0$ that each dj£-has to offer. rhP MsJ9ftWi«l$ are sjtown in boldface type. These fefilfl 8J yif (fefs «JteWfl g«4 list for an hour mi -4 half (?r two ti.9tf/§ tteereifter TJ$ Minor Periods, shown in re- (ilJir.-tyftt Iff <Jf §omewi»sr shorter duration. Tlws- MARCH 5 6 7 9 9 10 wt -«:» 19:35 145 T- l.'iO ?:35 3:25 440 44* By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Willie Somerset of Houston acts as if he doesn't want to see the season end, and his 41-point performance Monday night was a step toward prolonging it for the Mavericks, The 5-foot-9 guard shot Houston into a lead and kept the Mavericks in front en route to a 130-120 victory over Oakland in an American Basketball League game at Houston, The triumph tightened Hous. ton's hold on fourth place, the last playoff spot, in the Western Division to two games over the Anaheim, its hold on second place with a 108-98 home victory over third-place Dallas, but the Rockets failed to gain on leading New Orleans, which tumbled Indiana 138-118 at Fort Wayne, Ind,, In the only other game, There were no National Bas. ketbajj Association games, wjth the season ending March g?, Houston's two.game lead looks more substantial every day, Somerset's scoring put the Mavericks into an early lead and when the Oaks pulled within 68«64, he took over again, and shot Houston into a 95*81 spread, Jim Hadjiot had §8 points for Oafcjand. penver, $/z games behind New Orleans and now ?V? ahead of Pallas, shot Wo a 64*50 &ajf, time lead and then had to hang on. Lirry Jones scored 30 points and Lpnnie Wright 23 for Pea? yer while John Beasley had 27 for the Chaparrels, New Orleans, Josing ?547, ran Off a J6»? spurj and raced away from Jadigfla as Jaefcie More* Ian4 an4 jimmy Jones each hij 25 points, Freddie Lewis scored ?6 for tjbe Pacers, *Pynch , That Counted Was a Left By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The punch that regained the world middleweight championship for Nino Benvenuti was a left cross, "my best punch," as he put it. The punch floored Emlle Griffith for an atuomatic eight count in the ninth round and was a major factor in Benvenuti gaining a close, but unanimous 15- round decision Monday night. Griffith, who now has lost twice to Benvenuti in their three title fights, conceded it was an authentic knockdown "not a shove like in our first fight," but said it was a right that floored him. Told that a replay of the punch on a TNT Communications monitor at was a left, ringside Griffith „,..,. "might have r been a but the :, too." he staggered Benevenuti and drove him across the ring with just one minute left on the clock. That earned Griffith the last round on all three official scorecards, but it wasn't enough. The new champion kept reporters waiting outside his dressing room door for 45 min» utes, but then he laughed when asked If Griffith had hurt him in the last round, "No, no, He didn't hurt me, { as just surprised that he had so much stuff left," Nino himself seemed tired when he was rushed past the waiting reporters anxj ordered "don't Jet anyone in f " When they finally were admitted Benvenuti was seated on a table alongside his pretty wife, GiuJiana, She kept silent while Nino answered questions, "' Nothing wrong with my ribs tonight/' he replied to one qijes* (ion. Last Septemberi when he lost the title to Griffith in ou> 4oor Shea stadium! Nino said his ribs had been hurt ifl an earlier round, Whit atput another title fcpuj; with Griffith? *'l ca/i't say now," N|no re* plied, "I'm going on a brief va» catioq with my wife, 1 * He smiled at her aj$ leaning over, gave her a- kiss, w We plan to return to our hproe in Italy w $ weefc,. Then we can talk about a rematch.*' Benvenuti. Frazier Winners By HAL BOCK Associated Press Spofts Writer NEW YORK (AP} « Nino Benvenuti is once again mid* dleweighf Champion of the world and Joe Frazier rules fts heavyweight king of at least part of it today after a record' setting boxing doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. A crowd of 18,096 paid $683,503, an indoor fight gate record, to watch the stylish Ben* venuii outlast Emlle Griffith for a unanimous decision and Fra* zier stalk and pound blubbery Buster Mathls Into submission in the llth round* Frazier, fighting for recognition by New York, Massachusetts, Maine, and Illinois as heavyweight champ, wore Mathls down with punishing body blows before finally dropping the big guy from Grand Rapids, MichL with a short, stiff left hook in the llth* Mathls, his white trunks covered with blood, fell into the ropes heavily* He stumbled to his feet at the count of nine but Referee Arthur M e r c a n t e stopped the fight. The time was 2:33. "This ought to- prove who owns who," a jubilant Frazier shouted In his dressing room. Joe, who won the Olympic heavyweight title in 1964, twice lost to Mathis as an amateur. The defeats were the only blemishes on his record. Frazier, the one-time butcher boy from Philadelphia, bloodied Mathis' nose in the third round, and then concentrated on the big guy's body In the middle rounds. The stiff body punches tore into Buster's ample mid-section and took the steam out of the 243'/ 2 pound Mathls' fast start. Yancy Durham, Frazier's manager, had advised the 24- year-old slugger to work on Mathls' body. "Beat him around the belly," Durham had told Frazier, "and he'll eventually give up." So Joe, giving up 39 pounds to Mathis, pounded away and from the sixth round on it seemed obvious he was in complete control. Mathis, badly shaken by the defeat, said he. was stunned at losing the way he did. "I thought I as ahead," he said, "then I pulled back from a left hook and got tagged." Jimmy Iselln, wealthy young head of Peers, Inc., which has managed Mathis' career, said that if Buster continued fighting, it would be against tougher opponents. Dove Bing Is Still Setting Torrid Pace NEW YORK (AP) _ Dave Bing of Detroit continues as the National Basketball Association scoring race, but Baltimore rookie Earl Monroe and Elgin Baylor of Los Angeles are putting on the pressure. Bing leads Monroe by 139 points and Baylor by 148, according to league statistics released today, in games through last Sunday, Bing had poured in 1,883 points to 1,744 for Monroe and 1,735 for Baylor. Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia has the top field goal percentage, ,579, and leads in rebounds with 1,671. Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Is the free throw percentage leader, ,870, and Len Widens of St, Louis has the most assists, 614, East Hockey Division Going Great NEW YORK (AP) ~ The Na. tionai Hockey League's senior East division is enjoying its best rase in years and the tension is spilling over into the scoring race, Just two points separate the top four scorers with New York's Rod Gilbert and. Jean Batelle battling Chicago's Stan M&ita and Bobby Ml for the top spot, Gilbert and. Mikita share the lead todjjy with 73 points apiece while Ml Hid RateUe are tied at 71, Mikita, of cour&e. Ijascap, tu.recj the scoring title three o( the Jast four years with Ml break ing his teammate's string by taking it in 1966. Boston's PbilEsposito,! by Chicago during the Jjplds down fifth place with 69 points, three more tlWft Be, trot's Qordje Jlowe, JQi&nny Bu* cyfc and Fred Shield of ton share tee seventh $j,ot 6| points, eijicago«s Ken ram has 59 ajid Ale* Pfijve?ch|o of Detroit 58. !OS A COUPLE OF POWERHOUSES from the Blucgrass State arc awaiting results of the NCAA's first round basketball playoffs. Brian Brunkhorst (upper left) and his Mar- qiictte teammates must defeat Mid-American Conference champion Bowling Green iJn order to get a crack at Thad Jaracz (upper right) and SEC king Kentucky In the Mid- east Regionals at Lexington. Corky Bell (lower left) and Loyola also have their work cut out. The Ramblers must beat top-ranked Houston to play Butch Beard (lower right) and Louisville, the Missouri Valley tltllsts. In the Midwest Regionals at Wichita. Cougars End Season With a Victory HOUSTON (AP) - Guy Lewis, college basketball's coach of the year, Is a fidgety man who twists towels and drinks at least 20 cups of water during every game. As usual, two soft drink cases holding 48 paper cups of water were at Lewis' feet Monday night as his University of Houston Cougars completed their regular season schedule with a 28-0 record by defeating West Texas State, 107-76, at Canyon. Just two hours before the tip- off Lewis had won The Associated Press coach of the year award in run-away fashion. With 322 sports writers and broadcasters voting, Lewis collected 122 votes to 34 for John Wooden of UCLA;- the 1966-67 season win-" ner. Lewis' award came just three days after Elvin Hays, the pace setter for the high scoring Cougars, captured the player of the year award with a landslide victory over UCLA's Lew Alcindor. Houston had held the No. 1 national ranking since snapping UCLA's 47-game winning streak Jan. 20 with a 71-69 victory before a record crowd of 52,693 in the Astrodome. Both Lewis and Hayes say Ml » ht By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NE W YORK- Nino Benvenuti, 160, Italy, outpointed E m i i e Griffith, 1541/2, New York, 15; Benvenuti regained world middleweight t i 11 e. Joe Frazier 2041/2, Philadelphia, stopped Buster Mathis, 243V 2 , Grand Rapids, Mich., 11. TOKYO - Hiroyuki Ebihara, 113V2, Japan, stopped Changar Magalanes, 114%, Mexico, 4. their honors belong to the team and they agree the UC LA victory may have turned a good ball team into a great one. "They were confident before that game and when it was over they just oozed with confidence," Lewis said. "Since the. UCLA game we've worked better for the good shot," Lewis said. 'U've thought we, had, good team play, since, the Jvlsa Cage 19 Years Quits TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Joe!*' Swank, head basketball coach'/' at Tulsa University for 19 years'," his resignation* Monto become head coach at Centenary of Shreveport, La., Swank said the resignation was effective March 10. * The announcement came as a. surprise to university officials?? Swank's Hurricane is out of the running in the Missouri Valley Conference this year, but finished second last year and went to the National Invitational Tourney in New York. UCLA game it has been the best I've ever seen on a college team, particularly for desire and an ability to give the ball to the open man." Lewis, who will be 46 on March 19, was Houston^ first great athlete. He was co-captain of the school's first two basketball teams and both of them reached the NAIA playoffs in Kansas City. He became freshman coach in 1953 and head coach in 1956. Go Swisher Sweets- New Taste Sensation BY KING EDWARD America's Largest Selling Cigar can test drive a Guthss S for fun, You can buy one for $ 2632. ManuUcluier's Suggested Retail Price lor the Cutlass S 6-cylmder Sports Coupe including Federal ticise Tax and suggested dealer delivery and handling charge (trans portation charges, accessories, optional equipment, stale and local taies additional) 5J •j. A'.'/ n Hall the lun of owning Culloii S is in slatting, cruising, cornering, braking, even parking it I Which you'll only wanl to do long enough to take in those great lines. The reil of the fun is in knowing you can buy ihii beautifully bedecked Qldimobile for Such Q modes) pfice- Minui yovr valuable trade-in, ^ naturally. So head for your Oldimobile dealer's and slip into the low-ilung. low-priced youngmobile that has eyes (and sales) popping from Pittsburgh lo Podunk. It's your turn. Cul loose in a Cullojs today) .31; givt ©yi ypyng whtfli a whirl Privf g yeung JAMES MOTOR CO. 304 E-THIRD-HOPE

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