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toreft U, 1968 Hope M Star PORTS flkhhnma UrVldllUllld PRESS In III NEW YOftK Vfc; Bubas of Duke, victim of a slowdown which almost canceled the Blue Devils' postseason plans; figures he'll play Cleveland Pro Basketball THE ASSOCIATED Wednesday's Results Cincinnati 142, Seattle 123 Ne* York 130, Phll'phla 120 Chicago 100, Baltimore 96 Boston 144, San Diego 118 ^s Angeles 142, Sari Fran. 106 Today's Game st « ^^ Vs « Cincinnati at some run-and -shoot with Okla homa City tonight in a first' round game of the National Invitation Basketball T o u r- nam-Hit 1 at Midison Square Garden; Duke, ranked No. 11 In the final Uhited Press International ratings,' and the favorite in the 31st annual classic, takes the court following the 7 p.m. opener between St. Peter's and Marshall. The Blue Devils were bounced out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tourney last Friday night when North Carolina SWte, eventual loser to North Friday's Games Detroit at San Francisco Baltimore at Philadelphia Seattle at Chicago New York at Los Angeles Wednesday's Results New Jersey 96, Denver 87 Indiana 116, Minnesota 106 Today's Game New Orleans at Dallas Friday's Games Anaheim at Oakland Houston at New Orleans Denver at Minnesota Kentucky at Indiana Carolina for the title and NCAA Wednesday's College Basketball tourney bid, played a stalling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS game and pulled off a 12-10 Tournaments upset. The NIT committee, NCAA College Division however, went for Duke, which Quarter-finals finished with a 21-5 record. Ky . Wesleyan 90, Airier. Int. Bubas, Who received some 73 criticism by refusing to iress Ashland 45 cheyney St. 30 the stal ing State team, says he would do the same thing all over again. "This isn't a great pressing team," he said. "We're big and we got where we are by tough su 94 ^ Nev . southern 75 Trinity, Tex., 93, Evansville 77 NAIA Second Round Wilmington, Pa., 70, Mon- rebounding and working for the m0uth| N j. * 69 good shot. Anyway, we were Falrn , ont st. -97, New Haven ahead with a minute and a half to go and I was sure we'd win it. Bubas should have no such problems tonight against Oklahoma City, a running, shooting team which ranked fourth in the nation in offense with a 92.7 average. Rich Travis, a 6-fot-l guard who averaged 30 points a game, sparks the OCU attack. Duke has much the same team which flopped in last year's NIT when it was eliminated in its first game against Southern Dlinois, which went on to capture the NIT championship. Mike Lewis and Steve Vandenberg, both 6-7, lead the Blue Devils. Lewis paced them in scoring with a 23.4 average. Joe Kennedy, 6-6, rounds out the Blue Devils' front line, while Dave Golden and Ron Wendelin make up the backcourt. St. Peter's, humiliated by Southern Illinois 103-58 in the opening round last year, goes against a taller Marshall squad, 81 68 East . Micn< 94 H anover, tad. 1 Dickinson St. 70, St. Cloud SU 8 C ent. Wash. 85, AlcornAtM70 central, Ohio, SU 60, Valdos- a St 53 Drury 85 m Okla . state G9 oshkosh St. 82, East. Mont. 75 O If A A 011 Iff Of S A 1*6 I) t/ III A fffff i TW til 9 •*•" ' ^ j ,.| • • , : , . flOVOfS LIV6 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Cincinnati Royals are live, but the. Baltimore Bullets are dying. By beating Seattle 142-123 Wednesday night, the Royals remained one game behind idle Detroit in the fight for the National Basketball Association's final Eastern Division playoff spot. headed by 6-9 Bob Allen and 6-7 B "' w »en the Bullets were gunner George Stone. To add to beaten 100-96 by the lowly Chi- Peacock coach Don Kennedy's cago Bulls, they fell 2V 2 games Kennedy' troubles, 6-5 center Ken O"Dea, St. Peter's top rebounder are! No. 2 scorer, is suffering from an injured hip, but will play with a foamrubber protector. Elnardo Webster, 6-5, is St. Peter's leading scorer with a : 24.7 average while all five Marshall starters averaged in double figures this season, headed by Stone's 23.1. Maryhall, runnerup in the Mid- American Conference, compiled a 17-7 record this season while Pl ac£ L *» tne West by clubbing St. Peter's was 22-2, including &* Francisco 142-106 and Bos- the Metropolitan Conference ton crushed San Diego 144-118. mi e In the American Basketball The remainder of the 16-team Association, New Jersey beat field largest In NIT history, Denver 96-87 and Indiana topped swings in action Friday night Minnesota 116.106. and Saturday, Kansas plays behind the Pistons and their Payoff hopes were reduced to prayers for a miracle. And what miracles it will have to be. Baltimore has four games left: two with Boston, two with Philadelphia. Winning tnree of tnose P lus a sudden col- l a P se b X b° tn the Royals and Pistons Is what is needed. *n other NBA games, New York beat Philadelphia 130-120; Angeles clinched second Kansas Temple and Villanova meets Wyoming Friday night. Notre Dame faces Army and Long Island University, top-ranked I/PI small college' tangles with Bradley Saturday afternoon while Duquesne plays Forhdam and Dayton meets West Vjrgi- nia Saturday night. Detroit has five games left ' wo witl > Los Angeles, and one each with San Francisco Seat" e and B 05 * 00 ~ w W Ie ClncUi- « at * ^s three left - with St. Lo"» s . Philadelphia and New Y °J k - , . . . .... Seattle closed to within one point of Cincinnati in the third P 6 ^,,^ T fJ2, V ? n , ArsdaJ ! and Bill Dinwiddie Jed a spurt that kept the Royals comfortably ahead, Oscar Robertson scored 36 points while Bob Rule had 40 for the Sonics. A free throw by Clem Haskins and two fast baskets by Barry Clemens and Keith Erickson BCKTON f-APV- Boston Celt- broke a M '^ Ue for tne Bulls ics* Genera Kfenae AnioW and insured the Victory - ***** he fcW- led Chicago with 22 points while the National Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association this spring. U/Jir ff Hf The Knacks tightened their grip on third place in the East war can be wasn't one a the ABA 28 for the , who already - i cihp season under its belt. So there figures to be some serious bidding, but probably only where firstrround choices are con cerned," he added. Auerbach cited Houston s Elvin Hayes and Louisville's Westley Unsel4 as "a couple of pips," whose price will be hjgh. ing nine gamt-s with a palled w • B. . v H E . ^ ArcWe Cl ^ ^ slack with 25 atti 2 0 points as the i^^ s routed San Francisco with a 7845 opening half. John Havlicek's 34 points for fa ^ m to "»-»•* Records Do •«•'••" Not Count in Tourney By MARttN LADER UP! Sports Writer The trouble with a perfect record is that it doesn't mt-an a thinf in championship play. St, Bonaveflhife cftich Larry Weiss preferred (6 look upon the positive side of this nepUVe fact on the eve of the NCAA major college basketball regional championships. Welse sa$d there was 1m» mense pressure on the third- ranked Bonnies In the final gams-s of a 23M) regular season. "But the tournament Is a new season for us," he said. "The win streak Is no longer an issue. Tournament play is somothing else." St. Bonaventure engages fourth-ranked North Carolina (25-3) and sixth-ranked Colum« bia (22-4) faces ninth-ranked Davidson (23-4) in the Eastern regionals at Raleigh, N.C., Friday night. Every member of the nation's top 10 will be in action in the regionals this weekend, led by No. 1 Houston and defending NCAA champion UCLA, which is ranked second. Houston carries the onlyother unbeaten record with a 29-0 mark as it takes on eight- ranked Louisville (20-6) in the Midwest regionals at Wichita, Kan. The other contest pairs 14th-ranked Kansas State (19-7) and Texas Christian (14-10). UCLA, with only a loss to Houston to blemish a 25-1 mark, opposes 12th-ranked New Mexico State (22-5) and seventh- ranked New Mexico (23-3) plays nth-ranked Santa Clara (21-3) in the West regionals at Albuquerque, N.M. The final pairings send fifth- ranked Kentucky (21-4) against lOth-ranked Marquette (22-5) and East Tennessee (18-6) against Ohio State (18-7) in the Mideast regionals at Lexington, Ky. The first-round winners at each site will clash for the regional title on Saturday night with the four survivors going on to Los Angeles to decide the national title March 22-23. Houston and UCLA, the two heavy favorites for the championship, will meet in the national semi-finals March 22 if both get past this weekend. , The best match of this weekend very well could be between the Bonnies and North Carolina, who had a combined record of 48-3 and finished third and fourth in the -national rankings. Dean Smith, the North Carolina coach, said rebounding probably would prove the key. "We've depended a lot on the second shot this year," he said, adding that strength under the boards made this year's Tar Heel team "the best defensive team I've seen since I've been here." Key man in this department for the Atlantic Coast Conference champions is 6-11 Rusty Clark, but he'll come across a rugged foe in sophomore Bob Lanier, also 6-11. UCLA's path to the final four was made considerably easier when New Mexico possibly lost two of its best men for the playoffs. Ron Sanford, the second leading scorer and rebounder, will be unable to start because of a recurring knee injury and 6-8 center Greg Howard is ineligible under NCAA rules. The Bruins, led by Lew Alcindor, shouldn't have much trouble Friday night against New Mexico State and New Mexico should beat Santa Clara. lomon/eo Rated No. 1 in League NEW YORK (AP) - Daryle LamonJca, who Jed the Oakland Raiders to their first American Football League championship last season, was the No. ) passer in the league, Official statistics released today showed Lamonica, who gained 3,228 yards through the air, ranked No. 1 ahead of Kansas City's Len Dawsoni ^e }966 leader, Lamonica threw for 30 touchdowns, tops in the league, and completed 320 of 425 attempts. Dawson led in completion percentage *1 th 57.7 while New York's Joe Nanwtb finished third with the most completions, 2,o8, most yards gained, 4,007, and most average yards gained, 8.16. The standings are based on a complicated, formula which rates all of apasser'sstatistics. its 12th straight loss. The Rockets now have dropped ?9 of their last 30 games. Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED Wednesday's Results Chicago, A, 4, PWsbtifth 0 Washington 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Baltimore 2, Atlanta 1, It innings Cincinnati 5, Boston 3, to in' nlngs Oakland 4, New York, A, 1 St, Louis 6, Detroit 2 Los Angeles 3, New York, H* 2 Philadelphia 8, Houston 0 Chicago, N, 5, California 4,16 Innings Cleveland .6, San Francisco 5 Friday's Games Atlanta vs. Cincinnati at West Paltn Beach, Fla. Houston vs. Boston at Cocoa, Fla. Los Angeles vs. Baltimore at Miami, Fla., night New York, N, vs. Pittsburgh at St. Petersburg, Fla. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Clearwater, Fla. St. Louts vs. Minnesota at Orlando, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. San Francisco vs. California at Phoenix, Ariz. New York, A, vs. Chicago, A, at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., night Washington vs. Kansas City at Pompano Beach, Fla. Oakland Fans Will Hove to Be Patient By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Charlie 0. Finley has moved his Kansas City Athletics to Oakland with his eighth new manager In eight years and a cast of promising kids who will be scrapping to escape from the American League cellar. The financial future of the transplanted A's looks bright with a new 50,000-seat stadium and a heavy advance sale that indicates a sellout for opening day, April 17. The threat to the old established San Francisco Giants across the bay in windy Candlestick Park Is real. Nobody expects too much from the A's who have been In Sees Larger Crowds at Golf Meets Associated Press Sports Writer ORLANDO, Flft, (AP)- Arttold Palmer, whose blasting power and magnetic personality helped build the pro pit tour into a multlmliUon dollar opera* (lot), says he thinks tournament crowds in the future will be so huge that spectators will be assigned seats* "I think we eventually will see a golf tournament set up like a baseball or football game, where the spectators buy assigned setts,'* Palmer 'said before starting his bid today In the Citrus Open Golf Tournament, Palmer has won $953,177 in of* flciftl prize money playing golf and harvested many times that much in businesses built from his game. He said he thinks the Increased crowds will result In construction of Courses designed to provide spectators with a view of most of the holes. "I believe that courses wlllbe built so at least every other green Is around the clubhouse, and players will go out and back Instead of going way around like we do now," Palmer said. Palmer has won but onp of eight tournaments this yo«r, but his play in tuning up for this tournament has put him among the list of the favorites for the Citrus Open crown. He was the leading pro in the pro-am preliminary Wednesday with a 66, and he shot a 65 In a round at Puerto Rico Tuesday. Palmer is just one of several contenders for the $25, 000 Citrus title being defended by Julius Boros. Jack Nicklaus, still look- Ing for his first victory of the year, and South African Gary Player— making his 1968 U.S. debut— also are in the flashy field. 278 Points Scored in One Game ttwld* of catcher'* helmet h lop and ikfe paddlnj. Helo* ttte tide »te» of the helmet. toff* flffldo Making ItHsrdon Oakland 6? ROfT RAPOPOR? Associated Press Sports Wfltef Sal Bflfjlo Is making H hard for the CDklarri Athletics to send him to Vancouver. And Botr SdrcUiftbefg i« making H hard ' for the PhlUtHolphia Phillies to '• keep Mm inolstlvtm * BanJo smacked two hom«rs '; In Qafctanri's 4-t victory ew In6 J Ne* York Yankees In theif §*« ;| hlbltlon baseball pme Wedftif* l day. That mak** taur homers - 1 for the young third basorwn In two games, * Banrlo hit only nine homsrs all last par in 116 fr«rm<§ with th« Athletics* Vancouver farm club. In 41 contests with the big 1 league club he went homertess. Schellenbsrg's story Is *om>»« '*• thing else atrnln. His grand-slam \ \\omnf Wednesday was the biff \ blow in the Phillies' 8-0 triumph t over Houston. It was Ms second t Mm,- at bftt during the spring, I HAU.KR'S IIKLMRT: San Fr*i*Uco Ghmt e*iet*r Tow Milkr shown wtlklng off the Held with hi* mask and cap under Mi arm aid a his second homor and raised his protective helmet on hi* head, lie I* taking no chances of twin* *Mt- RBI total to lined by having an errant bal crack him In (he skull. night in the Independent Invitation Tournament at Giiern* "We can go only one way," said Manager Bob Kennedy, "At least this year. It Is going to be a challenge. Some of our players have been force-fed and It will take time and patience. But we have a good bunch of kids." Actually, the A's were 10th on merit last season. They were last in pitching, double plays and hit fewer homers, 69, than any club In either league. Perhaps the move to the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with its symmetrical layout and more convenient 330-foot foul lines will help the power production. Perhaps, too, it will put an added burden on the young pitching staff. Joe DIMagglo, the new executive vice-president, adds a little class to an operation that left Kansas City after 13 years. Kennedy, who managed the Chicago Cubs as head coach of a 12-man staff in 1963, 1964 and part of 1965, is feeling his way. He admits that most of his information on his athletes Is strictly hearsay. By the time he cuts his club to 25 for the trip home, he will know much more. "They tell me I have a good, young pitching staff," he said, "I know they can throw hard and have good strong arms. The rest will have to come from the exhibition games. We think we will be better." Jim "Catfish" Hunter, 1347, Jim Nash, 12-17, and Chuck Dobson, 10-iO, are his proven starters. The oldest of the trio is Dobson, 24. Eventually, Kennedy hopes to have five starters. He will pick the others from among Blue Moon Odom, 3*8, Lew Krausse, 7,17^ and left- handers Tony Pierce, 34, and Paul Llndblad, 5*8, George Laizerique, a 21»yearold Cuban who was 13*4 on the Birmingham farm, also will get a long look, Jack Aker, a workhorse relief man who was sensational in 1966 but a 3t8 flop }n 1967, is the key to the bullpen, Kennedy seems dedicated to youth on his club. He will go with Ramon Webster at first, John Donaldson at second and Sal Bando at third, All are second*year ment The shortstop will be Bert Campaneris who has led the league in stolen bases for the last three seasons. U the youth program works out Reggie Jackson, former Ari- jona State star, will be in right, Rick Monday, the 1104,000 draft, ee of 1965 in center and probably veteran Dan Cater in left. The catching is wide open. Jim Pagliaroni, the former ?:ln the second game Blevlns turned back the Texarkana Rebels 89 to 74 with Hicks leading the way with 36 points. Larry Walls made 28 for Texarkana. The Coaches team really warmed up last night scoring 154 points tor victory. Dean's Truckstop, the loser, scored what normally would have meant a victory, 124 points. Kenny Hughes made 39 for the Coaches while Clinton Kidd tossed in 41 for Deans. Malvern and DeQueen t 6:30; Perry's Truck Stop Blevins at 7:45 and In the 9 |o'clock game Stamps meets Lewlsvllle Beginners. Pittsburgh catcher, actually Is on a minor league roster but he appears to have recovered from the neck Injury that put him on the disabled list In 1967. ;;Pag or Phil Roof could be No, C although the entire organization is high on Dave Duncan, a 6./oot-2, 200-pounder who hit,188 on a trial last year. Duncan hit 46 homers in the minors in 1966 and is regarded as the man of the future. Hockey loop Countdown in Progress By HERSCHEL NISSENSON Associated Press Sports Writer The National Hockey League countdown still Is In progress but the Boston Bruins have had the New York Rangers' number all season. They proved It again Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory that left the two loams tied for second place in the East Division, one point ahead of fourth-place Chicago, which edged Pittsburgh 4-3. In other Wodnesoay night action: Philadelphia opened up a three-{)olnt lead over second- place Los Angeles In the West Division with a 4-2 triumph over Minnesota. St. Louis and Toronto fought to a 3-3 tie, leaving the third- place Blues four points behind Philadelphia and bringing the Maplo Leafs closer to playoff elimination. Detroit beat Oakland 4-2 In a battle for division cellar-dwellers. Johnny, Bucyk's 30th goal of thai-season with 4'^ -minutes^to' play provided the Boston victory, although the Bruins we>re outshot 40-22. Boston's Ed Westfall and New York's Jim Noll- son had traded second-period goals, Westfall's coming with his team shorthanded. Chicago built up a 3-0 lead over Pittsburgh on goals by Pit Martin, Eric Nasterenko and Pat Stapleton but needed Bobby Hull's 43rd goal of the season with 11 minutes left to hold off Pittsburgh. Philadelphia rammed three second-period goals past Minnesota's Cesare Manlago, who was playing with a broken Jaw, It was only the fourth victory in 14 games for the slumping Flyers and all four have come against the North Stars. Toronto, trailing St. Louis 3*2, pulled goalie Bruce Gamble with a minute to play and it paid off when newly acquired Paul Henderson scored the tying goal with 26 seconds left. Jlrn Roberts scored twice for the Blues, Including a breakaway goal with his team a man short. In his first time up Sunday, *> Schellenberg, who Isn't even on ) the Phillies' roster, hit a three- i run hom^r. I In other ganws Wednesday, j Cleveland edged San Francisco f 6-5, tho Chicago Cubs took Call- ! fornla 5-1, St. twills boat Detroit t 6-2, Washington nudged Mlnne- l sota 5-4 and Los Angeles outlast- ; «i the Now York Mets 3-2, ?, Also, the Chicago White Sox t blanked Pittsburgh 4-0, Balti* >: more beat Atlanta 2-1 ant! Cln-< clnnatl beat Boston 5-3 In 10 In- r nlngs. ' Bando drovp in all the Athlct- \ Ics' runs with a three-run homer In tho first inning and a solo shot In the eighth. Jim Bouton r pitched four hltlcss Innings for; the Yankees, extending his hit- > loss streak to eight Innings, < Woody Fryman, who allowed two hits In four Innings, Lurry tie when (he second-place Colton, who gave up no hits In Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Toronto 3, St. Louis 3, tie Boston 2, Now York I Detroit 4, Oakland 2 Chicago I, Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 4, Minnesota 2 Didn't Play But Pipers Win Crown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tho Pittsburgh Pipers won the Eastern Division championship of tho American Basketball Association without even getting into uniform. Tho Pipers backed Into tho ti- Minnesota Muskles were boaten by the Indiana Pacers 116-106 at Indianapolis Wednesday night. The Pipers have three regular season games loft, but they can three innings, and Jeff James combined (or tho shutout for the Phillies. Cleveland caught the Giants In a hurry on Duke Sims* lose all of them aixl still finish grand-slarn homer in the eighth ahead of the Muskles. The Pi pers announced they have tentatively scheduled tho first game of thoir best-of-5 playoff series with Indiana at Pittsburgh March 25. Indiana, t clinched,, Us thlrd- •, place playoff spoLJay defeating, the Muskiest Jim Rayl aid Reggie Harding combined for 60 points for tho Pacers, who made It 10 in a row on their home court at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. Rayl and Harding each scarSl 30 points. Mel Daniols led Minnesota with 20. New Jersey, tattling for the fourth and last playoff spot In the East, defeated Denver 96-87 t Teaneck, N.J., In the only other- ABA garno scheclulttl. TJu> victory gave the New Jersey club lead over last place Kentucky with three road games left to play. Free throws by Mel Nowcll and Hank Whitney brokn an 8383 tie (n the last threo minutes a»i put New Jersey ahead for good. Bob. Lloyd's 26 points and finally won In the ninth on a double and a pair of sacrifices. Adolfo Phillips, who had three hits for the Cubs, came up with a big one In the 10th, a single that drove In the winning run. Ted Savage had four hits tor doiBe paced an It-hit attack that beat Detroit for the Cardinals, Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton handcuffed the Tigers on one hit for the first six Innings. Washington's victory, its fourth straight, carru< when Frank Coggins was walked In the bottom of Uu* I Oth, forcing In fltmilu Allen with the winning tally. Wes Parker drove in one run and scored another for the fourth-place Dodgers who got four strong Ina two-giitne nlngs of pitching from Claude Osteen. Jack Fisher, Gary Peters, Hoyt Wllhelm and Wilbur Wood hokl Pittsburgh scoreless while Tommy Davis cracked out three hits for the White Sox. Don Buford's singk In the llth Inning sent home the win- paced the winners. Larry Jones ning run for the Orioles. It was topped Denver with 22. Baltimore's third straight ex- In the National Basketball As- tra-lnning garni), sociation, Now York beat Ptiila- Tommy Helms' two-run single fielphla 130-120, Cincinnati de- with two out In the 10th was the featecl Seattle 142-123, Chicago margin of victory for the Heds downed Baltimore 100-96, Los who hav« now won five of their Angeles whipped San Francisco last six gaint'S. Tony Perez 142-106 and Boston humbled Sun homered for Cincinnati. Diego 144-118. You are cordially invited to a Special Showing in •HOI* FRIDAY, MARCH 15th. • ROY FREEMAN PACTQWV fHPH*C«NTATIV« will b« lit thl» ftert with m«rt 1PO «tyl«t of of itfte, lt«tn*n far *vtiv e«6Mi*fif M«p In ttito ..! * ) * lo •j I

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