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ftp tour Hope Star SPORTS Official NIT Pairings Expected By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Marshall's Thundering Herd and the St. Peter's Peacocks have been paired in the opening game of the 1968 National Invitation Tournament, one of the two major postseason extravaganzas In college basketball. The official pairings for the eight first-round games In the 16-game tourney opening March 14 are expected to be announced this afternoon. However, the athletic directors at several of the participating colleges disclosed Wednesday night that they had been Informed of their first-round opponents. Their revelations showed these first round pairings: Thursday night, March 14 — Marshall vs. St. Peter's, 7p.m., EST. Second game pairing not disclosed. Friday night, March 15 — Kansas vs. Temple, 7 p.m. Wyoming vs. Villanova, 9 p.m. Saturday afternoon, March 16 — Army vs. Notre Dame, 2 p.m., expected to be televised. Second afternoon game pairing not disclosed. Saturday night, March 16 — pairing for 7 p.m. first game not disclosed. West Virginia vs. Dayton, 9 p.m. No Information was given out by the other teams in the field, Bradley, Duquesne, Long Island, Fordham, Oklahoma City and the Atlantic Coast Conference representative expected to be either Duke or North Carolina. "I have no comment on that," said Asa Bushnell, commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, when told that Eddie Barnett, athletic director at Marshall In Huntlngton, W.Va., had announced the pair- Ing with St. Peter's. The ECAC Is in charge of the NIT, "All the pairings, along wjth' what brackets the teams are in, will be announced Thursday afternoon," said a spokesman for Madison Square Garden where the games will be played. The information on the Kansas-Temple pairing came from KU at Lawrence, Kan., on the Wyoming-Villanova pairing from Wyoming at Lararnle, on the Army-Notre Dame pairing from Army at West Point and on the West Virginia-Dayton pairing from Robert Brown, the Mountaineers' athletic director at Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia only a few hours earlier had become the 15th team in the tourney which ends Saturday afternoon, March 23. The quarter-finals are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday night, March 18-19, with the semifinals Thursday, March 21. There were only a few major games played Wednesday night. St. Peter's beat Fairleigh Dickinson 106-80. Duquesne conquered St. Francis, Pa., 109-103, Texas-El Paso edged Arizona State 85-81 and Tennessee landed second place in the Southeastern Conference by defeating Auburn in overtime 63-54. George Reynolds, one of the starters for Houston's top. ranked and unbeaten Cougars, was declared ineligible for the NCAA championship tourney because he lacks sufficient credits to play in postseason 'games, RAN INTO A BIG CAVE CAVE CITY. Ky. (AP)-ll is syid that Mammoth Cave was dis» covered in 1799 by a hunter named HuMchins who was chasing a wounded benr. Lost By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS, Nev, - Denny Moyer, 159, Portland, Ore., stopped Eddie Coffey, 157, Her* mosillo, Mex,, 6, TOKYO - Ushlw&kamaru Ha* rada, 118, Japan, knocked out Tom Rico, 115%, Philippines, 8, Sanders Would Like to Do It Aga in MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Last year, Doug Sanders won the Doral Open Golf Tournament for the second time, and the $20,000 prize launched him on the biggest money winning spree of his career. This year, after a slow start, the dapper Georgian could again make the Doral a spring board-if he can stand off George Knudson, the redhot Canadian, and Jack Nicklaus, who plays Doral's "Blue Monster" course more consistently then any other pro. "Now that I'm back in Florida," Sanders says, "I should be getting a little sharper." Sanders, a former University of Florida player, needs the warm weather and the familiar course to get him off and running. In six tournaments so far on the winter tour, his best finish was a tie for 19th at Los Angeles. He has won only $5,300. Knudson, the 30-year-old Toronto star who climbed to the top of this year's money winning list with successive victories in tournaments of Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz., was drawing big galleries here. Billy Casper, the only two- time winner besides Sanders, skipped this year's doral to entertain U.S. troops in Viet Nam. Arnold Palmer also Is sitting this one out. That makes Nicklaus again a popular favorite. He has not won the tournament, but the long, demanding course Is made to order for his powerful game, and his six-year average score of 70.7' tops that of all players, "Including 1 Casper and Sanders. In a pro-am warmup Wednesday in calm sunshiny weather, the day's standout was Dudley Wysong; who shot a course- record eight-under-par 64. He hit 10 birdies and made two bogeys. Frank Beard, Dick Sikes and Bruce Crampton came in with 60s in the warmup, touring the 7,028-yard course at six under par. Sanders led the favorites with a 69, Nicklaus took a 71, and Knudson settled for 73. Started Away Unexpectedly PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A customer remembered an appointment Tuesday and zoomed his car away from the gas station. The trouble was, the gasoline pump nozzle was still attached to the car. The fire department said the pump was shaken loose and a spark started a $600 fire, which closed the station. Fair Housing Law Holds Up FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A recount indicates that a city fair housing ordinance has withstood a referendum aimed at repealing it. The ordinance officially passed by 30 votes, the Genesee County Board of Canvassers said Tuesday after a second re-count of the votes Jn the Feb. 20 election. Following the second recount, the vote was: 20,170 for the ordinance, 20, HQ against it. Battle for 4th Place in Pro Play By TUB ASSOCIATES £RESS the battle for fourth place in the National Basketball Assoclft« tlon'fi Eastern Division* rapidly Is turning Into a battle for thtrd place« Cincinnati, Detroit and Bftlti* more have been staging ft fu« Hous battle fof the final division playoff spot - the top four teams make the playoffs — but now they all are creeping up on thlrd*plaee New York, the Knicks were beaten by Boston Wednesday night for the second straight day, this time losing 103«9U Cincinnati, which beat Philadelphia 108*106,howls only 2% games behind the Knicks, Detroit, a 140-118 victor over San Diego, is just 3V 2 games back. In the only other NBA game Wednesday night, St. Louis downed Los Angeles 112*96, In the American Basketball Association, Denver edged Minnesota 102*100. The Knicks' point total was the same low one they had in losing to the Celtics the night before. The Celtics overcame a slow start and a 20-9 New York lead behind John Havllcek's 25 points and Bailey Howell's 24. Cazzie Russell led the Knicks With 24, Oscar Robertson scored 35 points and had two straight jump shots in the closing minutes to lead the Royals past the 76ers. Wilt Chamberlain appeared to tie the game in the closing seconds, but the buzzer had sounded. Chamberlain's 22 points led Philadelphia. The Pistons won their third straight on the strength of a big secon'd period. Eddie Miles scored 37 points, Len Chappell 25 and Dave DeBusschere 22 for Detroit while Henry Finkel had 26 for the Rockets, who lost their 25th game In 26 starts. Zelmo Beaty had 25 points and Don Ohl 21 as the Hawks ended the Lakers' seven-game winning streak and reduced their own magic number for clinching the Western Division title to two. Elgin Baylor led the Lakers with 20 points. Willie Murrell's basket in the closing seconds won the game for Denver. Murrell led the Rockets,::with, 21,.points. Mel Daniels '-"and -Don Freeman scored 24 apiece for Minnesota. Baseball to Open Play in Florida By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer The major league exhibition baseball season opens today with the New York Yankees opposing the Washington Senators at Pompano Beach, Fla. Five more games are listed for Friday with the remainder of the 20 big league clubs swinging into action on Saturday. The regular season opens April 8 in both the National and American Leagues. Mel Stottlemyre of the Yankees and Bill Denehy of the Senators were named as the starting pitchers for the opening game of the exhibition season. Stottlemyre had a 15-15 record last year while Denehy was 1-7 with the New York Mets and 3-3 with Jacksonville in 1967. Slugger Mickey Mantle also is expected to be in the Yankee lineup, but like most of the other starters probably will play only a few innings. Starting pitchers for some of the five games Friday also were named, Ferguson Jenkins will start for the Chicago Cubs against Ray Sadeckt of the Giants in the Chicago-San Francisco game at Scottsdaje, Ariz, On Saturday Ken Johnson will open for Atlanta against Los An* geles at West Palm Beach, There was good news for Cin« oinnati ancj Boston fans from the training camps Wednesday, Pitcher Jim Majoney and out» fielder Vada Pinson pf the Reds signed their contracts, Jim Lonborg Of the Bed Sox, winser of the Cy Yoijng Award as the outstanding pitcher in the AL for 1967, had the cast re» moved from his right knee, it had been injured in a skiing ac* cid,ent near Lake Tahoe, Nev f , last December, The i2*ganie w&fler expect* to be |bje to pitch before May 15 and asserted: "Skiing is ouj o| my life in the foreseeable fu» MPC (Win STMf ffWIM If IfHll Basketball the - JW« Craft's first entri? toJfct booming TO* ' stern - dr shortage are Jhe «H«PtK li CbrU- fcwltog market- stern - dri > p e fw Miuptog asJiwe- first baseman Wes Pirkjr of $hj Podgers sroacfced a tripie and g single to lead (tie regulars over the Reserves jja | U>s Ant geles intrarsquad game Wed* nev4ay at Vero Beach, Fj,a t Jqe MOAN'S twofryn trlsie ' the sevens g^ye the Joe long BY f HE ASSOCIATED NBA Wednesday's Results Boston 103, Ke^ York 9t Sti Louis 112, Los Angeles 8fl Detroit 140, San Diego 118 Cincinnati 108, Phiia'phia 106 today's Games , Boston at Chicago Los Angeles at san Diego Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati a( Cleveland SU Louis vs, Seattle at Port* land, ore, Friday's Games Detroit at Cincinnati Boston at Philadelphia San Diego at Los Angeles Baltimore vs. Seattle at Olympla, Wash, iO~ M* *•• ABA Wednesday's Results Denver 102, Minnesota 100 Today's Games Minnesota at Anaheim Pittsburgh at Oakland Indiana at Houston Friday's Games Minnesota at Oakland Houston at Dallas Kentucky at New Jersey Pittsburgh at New Orleans Island Still Rated at the lot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Although Its unbeaten streak was halted at 20 games last week, Long Island University finished in first place today in the final Associated Press small-college basketball poll of the 1967-68 season. The Blackbirds edged Kentucky Wesleyan, 142 points to 133 in the balloting by a regional panel of 16 sports writers and broadcasters based on games through last Saturday. Southwestern Louisiana placed third followed In order by Illinois State, McNeese State, Norfolk State, Pan American, Evansville, Indiana State and Trinity, Tex. The voting was on a basis of 10 points for a first-place vote, 9 for second down to 1 point for a lOth-place vote. LIU received eight votes for first place, two for second, five for third and one for seventh. Kentucky Wesleyan got five first-place votes, seven for second, three for fifth, and one for ninth. ••.« Kentucky Wesleyan also wasi the runner-up inlast year's finalJ poll which was topped by South? ern Illinois. The Salukis entered Jonesbqro Post Wins *By THE ASsoctAfBB PttlSS UffLE ROCK (AJ?>»JoneS* boro Unexpectedly unseated tn- other top * ranked teams art moved frohi underdog (o dark horse tft the Class AAA basket* ball tournament here Wednes* day, the Hurricanes hafided Bly* theville, ranked No, 3 Ifi the Associated Press High School poll, its sixth defeat 62*54, while Little Rock Central trounced Little Rock McClellan 59-38 and Pine Bluff downed El Dorado 59*53. In Class AA tournament play, LeachVtlle edged Merrill of Pine Bluff 65-64, Conway walked past Rogers 58*35 and Stuttgart | eliminated Camden Lincoln 59- | Blythevllle jumped out to a f 7*1 lead and stretched it to 1711 at the end of the first period. But Jonesboro rallied with 23 points and took a 34-25 half time lead. A fourth quarter rally by Ely- theville made it 51-51 with 2:39 left In the game. Then Jonesboro's Terry Ray hit for two more of his 16 points and put it away for the Hurricanes, who ten pulled ahead for good. Region 2AA Champions Conway never trailed In its 58-35 victory over outclassed Rogers. Dee Skaggs had 16 points for Rogers, including 12 in the second half while Steve Fulmer and Mike New hit for 12 each for Conway. A last second 25-foot jump shot by Joe Sharp lifted Leachville over Merrill 65-64, after Merrill blew a three-point lead with only 21 seconds left. Leach- vllle will play the winner of to- nights game between Harrison and Crossett Friday in the semi-finals. A 1-0 lead was as close as McClellan could come before Central wiped out the slim margin and took a commanding lead. The score was 19-11 at the end of the first quarter, 27-16 at the half and 39-27 at the end of the third period. A big second half pulled Pine Bluff over El Dorado. The Zebras trailed 32-29 at the half and were ahead by only one point, 46-45, at the end of the third period. '•' Stuttgart-took-a 19-9-lead tat- the end of the 'firstquarter-and stymied a third period rally in l«lf* iMfdrmatlen Fbf eeast far Wllweod Elevation of tike Elevation of Tailwater CondlHoft of Lake fishing Vlsitaltdfi for Week ftufflbef df Gates Open C.P.S, Plow Mbsqtiito Control 2S7.26 236,00 Cleat- Good 8,122 10 4,000 Hone the major division this season.! downing Lincoln 59-49. The Rice LIU was unranked a year ago. , St. Peter's, N.J., a major team, halted the Blackbirds 7059 last week. But LIU, an NIT entry, bounced back to defeat Duquesne, another NIT-bound club, 68-58 In its final regular season game. Kentucky Wesleyan won three games. LIU has a 21-1 mark and Kentucky Wesleyan is 23-3. Southwestern Louisiana and Illinois State each advanced one position In the last vote. McNeese State and Norfolk State both climbed two places. Pan American slipped from third to seventh after losing to Texas-Arlington. Evansville, sixth last week, dropped to eighth after Its setback by Depauw. Indiana State and Trinity, Tex., switched positions with Indiana State moving up to ninth and Trinity falllngto 10th. The final Top Ten with first- place votes in parentheses and total points through games of March 2: 1, Long Island U. (8) 142 2, Kentucky Wesleyan (5) 133 3, Southwestern Louisiana 110 4, Illinois State (2) 83 5, McNeese State 65 6, Norfolk State 63 7, Pan American 61 8, Evansvllie 37 9, Indiana State 30 10, Trinity, Tex, 23 Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Toronto 7, Philadelphia 2 New York 6, Detroit I Boston 5, Chicago 3 St, Louis 4, Pittsburgh 2 Montreal 2, Oakland o Today's Games Boston vs f Philadelphia at To. ronto Pittsburgh at Minnesota Oakland »t LPS Angeles Friday's Games No games scheduled •^wsTT-s-ser***- «e tanos a 64 victory over the Yogi Berras to the New York Mets* camp at St, Petersburg, Fla, Catcher -Johnny Steyensoa banged out a triple, two doubles and a single in the Cubs' camp game at Sopttsisjaje where Com* missloner William p, Eckert was 3 spectator, Leo Durocherj manager of the C^ was bU on the right kne§ by a line drive off {fee bat of citchjr Ra^ady Hundley in the drill, - Owls ' rapped it up by making 12 of Its fourth period points from the foul line. The Battle of lasted 13 days. the Alamo Henderson Winner of AID Crown PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Henderson won the right to represent District 17, in the na* tlonal NAIA tournament at Kan* sas City next week by defeating Arkansas College 84*51 here Wednesday night. The Reddles trounced Arkan* sas College 73*68 Monday, but dropped a 69*55 decision Tuesday night. Henderson wrapped up the series Wednesday when it abandoned its man*to*man defense at the half. The Highlanders trailed 33-32 at the mid-point In a see-saw battle. But when Henderson switched their defensive tactics, It outscored Arkansas College 13-0 during the first four minutes of the third period. Larry Ducksworth dropped In 32 points for the Reddles. Teammate Albert Brown had 19 and Danny Davis 16. Jim Haney had 19 points for Arkansas College, Maple Leafs Get Instant Dividends By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Round One on the National Hockey League's Trade of the Decade belongs to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs, who sent Frank Mahovllch to Detroit in an eight-player deal Monday, got instant dividends on the trade when each of the three players acquired from the Wings scored In a 7-2 Toronto romp over Philadelphia Wednesday night. Mahovlich meanwhile, was scoreless and on the ice for three New York goals as the streaking Rangers ripped the Red Wings 6-1. In other games, Boston rallied for a 5-3 victory over Chicago and climbed past the Black Hawks into third place, St. Louis topped Pittsburgh 4-2 and Montreal blanked Oakland 2-0. Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson and Floyd Smith combined for three goals and five points SLOT-CAR racing Is popular in Czechoslovakia, Here a car-model club In Prague has constructed a four-track racing circuit complete with automatic lap computers, •v vnl among them In Toronto's vlcto- and two assists but ry over the expansionist Flyers, wlpped out an early 3-0 The work of the newcomers lead and moved past the slump overshadowed two goals by Bob ing Black Hawks. »«• Pulford, who, like Mahovlich, Ex-Hawk Ken Hodge start has long been rumored as trade bait by the Leafs. Mahovlich had a less successful debut with Detroit against the Rangers. He and linemates Alex Delvecchio and Gordie Howe were on the ice for half of New York's six goals. Sld Abel, the Red Wings' manager-coach, was satisfied with the work of the Big M and his two other new men, Gary Unger and Pete Stemkowski. the comeback with his 20th goal of the year and then four thirtf^ period goals by Glen SatheV/ John McKenzie, Phil Esposit* 1 ' and Johnny Bucyk gave Bostoip the victory. ] ' Ab McDonald hit twice tSt* Pittsburgh but St. Louis bell-the Penguins. The victory gaV£ the Blues a four-point edge bfl" Pittsburgh In the battle fourth place in the NHL's Eas!? Division. The Blues trail third "I thought the three fellows place Los Angeles by one poiiftj; we got played better than the and are only two back of second rest of our team," said Abel, place Minnesota. w ; < Mahovlich, asked how it felt Goals by Henri Richard ard- to be playing with his new team- Ralph Backstrom, and shutoot 1 mates, said simply, "It felt dif- net-minding by veteran Gurtij?} ferent." 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