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NftFiir . Hope Star SPORTS Duke Stall Completes NIT Lineup I • ' • I : • Mft (Mfj ST"» rTMtlB If Bfwf 76ers Take Title for Third Year ' By TOM SALADfNO Associated Press Sports WrHer NEW YORK (AP) «. the Eastern Division title of the Na* tional Basketball Association remains in Philadelphia for the third consecutive year—but 76- er Coach Alex Hannum isn't saying whether he'll be back for another try. the 76ers, defending NBA champions, clinched the crown Sunday afternoon with a 119-108 victory over the New York Knicks and Cincinnati knocked off second-place Boston 137-111, eliminating the Celtics. Philadelphia has a 7'/2 game edge, with a 57-18 record. Boston Is 50-26 In the 82-game schedule. In other games, Sunday, Detroit beat St. Louis 133-121, Baltimore bombed Los Angeles 118-89 and San Francisco turned back Seattle 118-112. In Saturday's action, St. Louis tripped Chicago 115-109, Seattle got by San Diego 115-111 and Los Angeles nipped San Francisco 137-132 in overtime. In American Basketball Association contests Sunday, Indiana topped New Orleans 113-105, Houston walloped Oakland 12294, Pittsburgh whipped New Jersey 122-105 and Dallas edged Anaheim 112-110. The 76ers apparently didn't expect to clinch Sunday, as the dressing room was bare of champagne, with only soda pop in sight as a happy Hannum went around shaking hands with his players and murmuring "great, just great. We did It again. Hannum answered reports that he would leave the 76ers after the playoffs to go to another club by saying, "I'm complimented that my name has been mentioned for another job. I have not resigned here. My contract Is up at the end of the season and 1 will negotiate-wtttnthe" 76ers or posslBly somebody else. "Right now I'm extremely happy and am thinking only of the 7Gers and the playoffs. That's all that's on my mind right now. Let's just wait and see what happens." What happened Sunday was a big second-period for Philadelphia, triggered by Hal Green and Bill Cunningham, sending the 76ers from a 27-25 lead after one quarter to a 50-33 margin midway in the second. , Greer chipped In 13 of his 28 points and Cunningham 10 of his 18 in the spurt, The Knicks, trailing by 29 points, 98-69, entering the final period gave a sellout crowd of 19,500 an exciting finish as they got to within 113-107 with l'/ 2 minutes left before Wilt Chamberlain put the clamps to the bid. Chamberlain poured in Philly's last six points to ice the verdict. Big Wilt had 28 points, on 11 of 15 from the field and six of 12 foul shots. He also added 27 rebtunds and 10 assists. Connie Dierking scored 36 points in leading Cincinnati past Boston. Oscar Robertson contributed 29 points as the Royals built a 34*19 lead and never were headed, Larry Siegfried was high for the Celtics, with 23, Eddie Miles paced Detroit's triumph over St. Louis with 35 points and Dave Bing added 30, Lou Hudson led the Hawks with 24, The Pistons moved to within two games of third-place New York in the Pastern Division while remaining one-hair game ahead of fifth-place Cincinnati, Baltimore stormed out to a 96'66 thiro>period lead over Los Angeles and coasted in as Ray Scott, Kevin Loughery and Earl Monroe scored 39, 22 and 31 points, repecUvely, for the winners, Porker Golf Tun Downs Into Turn TULSA, pkia. (AP) « The University Of Arfeflsas golf team defeated, the University of Tulsa an<i Northeastern, State College in a tri|np|ar roatcti here Saturday. , The R^orfcacks 40WWe4 T9U sa U l /2-8V ; 2 and Ngrtoeasterq Wz4%> fe & e other pitch, Tulsa defeated $0.rtkeji§tern J7«" 2. ; ••" ; ' The day's Jow rpujad, * over-par 73, wpa By MIKE RBGBf Assofilftted Press spef is Writer buke, stilled for a coupli t! fl »H^i,' C > rt natf e filch fi««H* dayV «ft*Uy ««*M«I «» N§ * Saturday s Collefe Bkb Results ^-j f ftv mn oft fouffiaffiinl PRESS flft| . |ftd flow t nft Hhey are in. Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED Midwest Kan. St. 49, Okia. St. 47 Mich. 71, Iowa 70 Mich. St. 62, Dl, 59 Wichita SI, 85, fulsa 81 Purdue 68, Indiana 64 Kansas 91, Iowa St* 58 Northwestern 77, Wis. 75 Far West UCLA 72, So. Calif. 64 Stanford 64, Ca. 51 S nt Fr C l ar 8 a67 kl A rdiW 62 & NcArfieTd'^nTh^eTt £ n i« r «V i ? «*i w- Tuesday night on a neutral Pacific 75, San Jose State 74, ^ J p ^ & (Q bfeik a tle the Blue Devils hope for a fist getaway, But the NCAA, already spe«d« ing along with one weekend of pity completed, still is waiting for Its list team only three days before this weekend's regionals when its tournament tempo really quickens* Either low» or Ohio State will be the last team to qualify for (ot) St. Mary's, Cal. 86, Cal. Santa Barbara 74 Portland 94, Gonaaga 82 Oregon State 93, Oregon 54 Tournaments NCAA Midwest Regional College Dvlsion Evansville, Ind., 79,S.W., Missouri 73 Consolation Lincoln, Mo., 92, So. Color. 77 NCAA Mideast Regional College Dvision Championship Ashland 61, Norfolk State 51 Consolation Denison 90, Roanoke 77 NCAA Northeast Regional College Division Championship Am. Int. 79, Buffalo St. 64 NCAA South Central Regional College Division Championship Kentucky Wes. 66, Tenn., 56 Consolation Oglethorpe 82, Bethune-Cooke- man 70 NCAA East Regional College Division Championship CHeyney State 72, Wagner 57 Consolation Phila. Textile 105, Muhlenberg 94 NCAA Great Lakes Regional College Division Championship Ind. St. 98, 111. St. 93 Consolation S. Dakota St. 86, Depauw 84 Union, NCAA Southwest Regional Q OOGollege Division ?" * Championship Trinity, Tex. 87, Pan American 83 , Consolation Jackson St. 75, McNeese 71 NCAA Eastern Regional First Round Columbia 83, La Salle 69 Davidson 79, St. John's, N.Y., 70 St, Bonaventure 102, Boston Coll. 93 NCAA Mideast Regional NCAA Mideast Regional First Round Marquette 72, Bowling 71 for the Big Ten title and decide the automatic bid to the tournament* Tournament officials took their time filling the NIT field, Not Influenced by Duke's 12-10 loss to stalling North Carolina State Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship tournament, the officials waited until North Carolina bombed State 87-50 Saturday night for the title and then took the Blue Devils over runner-up State* Duke, one of the favorites, helps open the NIT Thursday night against Oklahoma City, 20-6, a team that averages 90 points per contest. Marshall, 17-7, and SU Peter's, N.J., 2U2, another pair of hot-shot clubs* play the first game of the opening doubleheader with the first round of the 16-team field to be completed Friday night and Saturday afternoon and night with twin- bills. Iowa missed one chance at the title last Saturday night by losing to Michigan 71-70 at home after falling to make up a 16- point deficit. ' Regardless of the outcome of the Iowa-Ohio State playoff the winner is not expected to survive the regional at Lexington, Ky., in which fourth-ranked Kentucky is favored. The Big Ten representative meets East Tennessee, 19-6, which got this far by beating Florida, State v7 9-69 at Kent, Ohio, lastuSaturday. : :\ . Marqiwtte; 22»fy after nudging Bowling Green 71-70 at Kent, takes on Kentucky in the second game at Lexington Friday night. Houston, top-ranked at 29-0, is favored to handle ninth-ranked Louisville, 20-6, Friday night at Wichita, Kan., and then beat the winner of the meeting between Texas Christian, 14-10, and Kansas State 19-7. Houston got through the first round with a 94-76 victory over Chicago Loyola at Salt Lake Green City last Saturday night as Elvin Hayes hit 49 points and took E. Tenn. St. 79, Florida St. 69 i» ^ "bounds. Kansas State 57 72 NCAA Western Regional First Round N. Mexico St. 68, Weber St. Houston 94, Chicago Loyola 76 NCAA Pacific Coast Regional College Dvision Championship Nev. So. 79, Cal. Irvine 74 Consolation San Diego St. 79, Cal. Davis 50 Atlantic Coast Conference N. CarolSaaT^CaroUnaSt. nla Loy?l»77<8. clinched the Big Eight title at home that night with a 49-47 decision over Oklahoma City. UCLA, No. 2, is the choice at Albuquerque, N.M. The Bruins, 25-1, open against Ntw Mexico State, 22-5, with New Mexico, No. 7 at 23-3, opposing Santa Clara, 22-3, in the other game there Friday night. New Mexico State ousted Weber State 61-57 at Salt Lake City while Santa Clara won the WCAC title by whipping Califor- PRESS Championship Paducah 96, Utica 62 Consolation 69 Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED ' NBA Eastern Division W, L, Pet. G.B, Philadelphia 57 18 ,760 Boston .50 26 New York 38 38 36 40 36 41 35 41 Detroit Cincinnati Baltimore ,658 ,500 ,474 ,468 ,461 T/3 33% points. Sharing |hj ptbjr were Tulsa's Mjkg B|ti!er$4t awi Ross Eider, both wjtft 745. The East regional at Raleigh, mtlort JC AtmeUc Associate |J.C, I..* .JJ, « CJ-gJ, No, 10, at 23-4, and St, Bonaventure, No. 3 at 23.0, collides with Cumber^nd^Tenn"" 74 Owen N ° rth Carolini, No, 5, at 25A Cumbeiiand, lenn., R, wen ColumWa r ^ aQhec , tne reglon , ai by routing Lasalle 83.69 be* fore Davidson overcame St, John's, N,Y,, 79,70, last Saturday afternoon at College Park, Md, The Bonnie? eliminated Boston College 102,93 at Kings* ton, B,U The winners Friday night play Saturday night for the right to the semifinals Friday, March 82 at LQ§ Angeles with the finals there Saturday, March 83, The NTT first round continues FrWay night when Kansas, i9»7. meets Temple, 19*8, Cuba Also Threatens to Boycott MJAMJ (AP) « Cuba will not participate in the ojypipjcs this year if South Africa Js permitr te4 to sen4 team,*, the president 119 New'Vork # *» ^**» °iy m i-1c Cominit- •'« tee says. He accused. South Afrj- laltimore 119, Ips Angeles 89 c * <rf * M truta| practice of ra- San Francisco JJ8, Seattle U2 cial discrimination " Today's Games * Havana radio broadcast Boston at Seattle Sgn4.»y quoted hfywl Gonzale? Cincinnati at Chicago G f m as spying: "Cum wjii Tuesday's fi»m«5 aot participate w the Qsmss if Chicago vs. Philadelphia 3t ^"^ ^fg* kW* Jroppe4." §6§ §QQRte§ scnedu^ecl for Q?toberiu OnPoge i 27 3lV? 39 Western Division St, Louis 55 35 ,688 LosAngeles47 39 ,618 San Fraricis(43 34 .558 Chicago 35 49 ,338 Seattle 31 54 .?80 SanPiego 15 63 ,193 Saturday's Results St. Louis us, Chicago 109 Seattle 115, San Diego 111 Los Angeles 137, San Francis co 133, overtime Sunday's Results Cincinnati 137, Boston Ul Detroit 133, St. Lpujs '"" Philadelphia 108 PAIN IN THE NECK, but kicking Is legal when boxing In Thailand, where the sport goci over big with spectators. All-Journey Teams Are Announced LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Each of the four teams in the finals of the state Class AAA and Class AA high school basketball tournaments placed two m&ion the alUtournament teams here Saturday night. Fort Smith Northside, which beat Fort Smith Sotithsido 46-44 to win the Class AAA championship, landed Aimer Lee and Jerry Jennings on the hor team t Lee also was named the outstanding tournament player. Southside's representatives were Robert Stephens and Robert Bennett* Trry Hankton, the outstanding Class AA tourney player, and Lrry Crook made the team for Crossett, which won the Class AA title by defeating Marianna 61-45. Marianna had Mike Sawyer and Joe Wood. Others on the Class AAA team were Michael Peterson of Little Rock Horace Mann, Joe Searles of Pine Bluff, Ben Robinson of Blytheville, Jerry Schmidt of Little Rock Central, Steve Hudson of Jonesboro and Bob Murphy of North Little Rock. Rounding out the Class AA team were Walt Henderson of Stuttgart, Ronnie Keith and Preston Tate of Leachviile, Lon- Independent Tournament of Guernsey Guernsey's Gym will be the scene of some top notch basketball this week as Hope Independent basketballers play host to the district tournament here. There are 16 teams from Southwest Arkansas entered and will begin to. see action tonight (Mon- Crossett Wins State Tourney fJTf LK ROCK (A?) - CfdS- s«m r s Eagles, Posted by the 23- pbifif performance of Terry Hsnkton, became the first fte* gfon 4AA team to win the Class AA State Tournament by defeating Marlanna 61*45 here Saturday night. Crossett defeated Greene County Tech, Harrison and LeachvUie to reach the tourna* fnent finals, Ait three usually field state championship con* tenders. "We had such a good start against Leachviile," said Cros* sett Coach Ted Lyons after his Eagles had beaten Qarianna. "When We found out we could play with them, the boys really got after it. "But as far as the best game is concerned, i guess we played our best four quarters tonight," Lyons said, "Yes, it had to be." Crossett led 2941 at the half and held a 23-point margin entering the final period. The Eagles led by three at the first stop but Hankton scored eight of his 13 first half points in the second period. The Porcupines scored only three points In the second peri' od. Mike Sawyer scored 17 points, Including 11 in the final period, for Marianna. Perry's Truckers Down D«Qu«m Saturday night Perry's Truckers sharpened up for the Independent Tournament by defeating OeQueen at Guernsey 109 to 87. High .man for DeQueen was Self with 31 points. Loe led Perrys with 38 while Massanelli had 28 points. ti^Lt. * | MrCH If, nie Webber of Searcy, Mike New of Con way, Roger Morris of Harrison and Kenneth Clemmons of Pine" Bluff Merrill; •• Sportsmanship awards went to Stuttgart and Jonesboro. day) at 6:30 when Dean's Truckers meet Bpdcaw. At 7:45 the Magnolia Mohawks take on the Lewisville Beginners. At 9 p.m. the Texarkana Cougars face Ashdown in Monday's final game. EthibHIoft By fttE ASgOCfAfEO PRESS Sunday's fiesylts Los Angeles 4, AtllAti 0 Cineinnftti 3, ChicSfo, At, i Houston vs, WJshiflfton tt Co- toft, Pit*, pfxfc Nat York, Nt| i, §U Louis I (14 innings) ..-• • Philadelphia 7, Plttsbuf fh 6 CaiifofnU 3 ( Chicago, NL, l Cleveisrtd S, Sun Ffiaetsto 4 Boston 14, Oakland 4 Minnesota 5, Detroit 4 Mew York, AL, 7, Baltimore 7 (13 innings) Today's GftffiiS Atlanta vs* Minnesota at Wtst Palm teach, Fla,, night Cincinnati vs« Pittsburgh at Fort Meyer, Fla« Houston vs» N*w York, NL at St, Petersburg, Fla, Los Angeies vs« Chicago, AL, at Sarasota, Fla, Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Kla, St« Louis vs, Boston at Winter Haven, Fla« Chicago, NL, vs. Sin Francisco at Phoenix, Aria. New York, AL, vs. Washing. ton at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. California vs. Cleveland at Tucson. 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