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colle National round-up By FRANK AP Sporte Writer Aritmas* coach Eddie Sirtton got technical... and woke up hi* fourth^nted Art«»j bwke t- ball team. "I don't sdvU* t technical us strategy In a close game," Sutton aid Monday night, "but were are times when it's worth getting one. That w*« in evi- dene* tonight." HAndin-Simmons, trailing 472 *f Wftlm., rapidly pulled wMin 16 polnu before Sullon drew two technical foul*. "I wasn't so upset with the referees when I got the techni- cals. I was more upset with the team, and the crowd was kind of dead, too," Sutton said. "Bu( after the fouls, it was a better game." Steve Schall scored the next six point* to make it 73-49 for the unbeaten Razorbacks, who cruised to an 86-65 victory and improved their record to 7-0. Eighth-ranked Louisville trimmed Dayton 69-63 in the only other game Involving n ranked team Monday night. "The technicals really got them going," observed Coach Jim Shuler of Hardln-Simmoris. W. Sidney Moncrlef had 25 points and 11 rebounds for Arkansas, which scored the gome's first 13 point*. Marvin Delph added 16, Steve Schall had 14 and Ron Brewer 13 while Danny Thomas led the Cowboys with 18 points. found its 'crucial moment" Just after the- intermission. Dayton carried a 2^28 lead into the dressing room, then "the key period came right after halftime," said Dayton Coach Don Dorwher. "They scored on three of their fint four tries and we got rilch." Done her was mildly surprised that either team got any points in the opening period HP labeled the first half a.«s "simply an eiercise in grow inefficiency 1 by both teams " Things were different in Uie second 20 minutes, especially after the "crucial moment" for I/wisville, 5-1. Bobby Turner scored 16 of his 18 points after intcrmi.Mion, including the first six points d the second half, to pace the Cardinals. Krv Giddinga had 21 points for the Flyen, 6-3. Elsewhere in college basketball Monday night, Enimett Ijewls hit an 18-foot juml shot with three seconds remaining to carry Colorado pn.it Jark.scm- ville, 62-41; Ted Williams scored 21 points, including the 1.000th point of his college career, to help lift Toledo over San Diego Slate, 75-66; Nebraska raised its record to 7-0 with a 63-49 triumph over Minnesota, and Paul DawWns scored 23 points, five of them in overtime, to give Northern Illinois a 63-60 triumph over New Orleans. In Liberty Bowl Buskers are saved by QB MEMIHIS, term. (AP) Randy Garcia, Nebraska's No. 2 quarterback, came to the Liberty Bowl Monday night planning to spend the evening on the sideline nursing a head cold. When Garcia took the field in the fourth quarter, Nebraska got well. Garcia came off the bench with his team trailing by 10 points and threw two fourth- quarter touchdown passes that gave the Cornhuskera a 21-17 victory over North Carolina. Garcla's game-winning TD pasa to Tim Smith covered 33 yards and came with 3:16 left in the game. Tom Sorley started at quarterback for the favored Corn- huskera but Injured his elbow In the third quarter and couldn't grip the football properly. Enter Garcia, who completed all three of his passes for 56 yards. His 11-yard TD pass to wingback Curtis Craig cut the North Carolina lead to 17-14 with 10:51 remaining. The TD pasa to a wide-open Smith came six plays after defensive tackle Dan Pensick recovered a fumble at the North Carolina ;«. "We had been running a lot and we felt it would be a good call," said Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne, when asked about the pass to Smith. "They blitzed the corner and they almost got him. Randy happened to see him out of the corner of :his eye," : H was Garcia, a senior, who :complet*d seven of 11 passes for 123 yards in the Corn- makers'31-24 upset of Alabama in the second game of the season. He and Sorley shared the starting assignment until Sorley took over in the final few games. "It was a great way to go out," Garcia said. "1 was just glad I could get in Uie K«me and help out." "Even though this wasn't the greatest season Nebraska has ever hod, to me it was one of the greatest wins we've ever had because we really showed a lot of heart," Osborne said. "The difference in the game was the two big pass plays," said North Carolina Coach Bill Dooley. "That's the way Nebraska does things — they run at you and run at you and, boom, hit you with a pass." Nebraska was the first team to score more than 14 points against North Carolina, which led the country with an average yield of 7.4 points per game. North Carolina quarterback Matt Kupec, who threw- two touchdown passes, saici the turning point in the game occurred on the first play of the fourth quarter. North Carolina, leading 17-7, recovered a Nebraska fumble at the Tar Heels' 49 and reached the Nebraska 23. On second down, Kupec's pass was batted into the air by linebacker Lee Kunz and intercepted by tackle Barney Cotton. Nebraska drove 74 yards in 11 plays with Garcia tossing to Craig for the TD after fooling the North Carolina defen.se with a play-action fake. North Carolina had another chance after BUI Mabry recovered a fumbled punt at the Nebraska 26. On fourth down, Kupec tried to scramble but fumbled and Pensick recovered Holtz not pleased KAYETTKVlLLE.Ark. .AP) — Arkansas Coach Ixni Holtz said he was not pleased with his team's Orange Bowl preparations Monday ;uid said the Hogs will work until they get things right. Holu said if the Razorbacks don't improve their concentration Tuesday and accomplish what they need to get doiu-, he won't allow Uie team to go home early for Christmas. "We'll work until we ^et it right,." Holtz said. linebacker William Hampton bruised & kn?e and probably will mij,s practice Tuesday. Hogs still in fifth spot UA wins 7th, 86-55 f> H> Krr,Ujrky> Wjldtals ran en,!'<> Tinr * nnsimas 'iinner next Sun -toy w,f f - in the knowledge U;a- !>-, r .y arf the top-ranked !•-•;! m in rolk-fc-e basketball, ac- rordmj; it, voting by a naUon- '*''!<.' panel nf sport* writers ."ifi'i broadcasters. Th<- WiMnit*. who have a 7-4) record. r.-fv-ivc-d 4<< of the 60 firM-pUre votfs and 9% point* n this «,.•!*'<, balloting con . '•'"> »'>' Tl«- Associated '; Marquofte's Warriors, 5- -j. .•<•<! -he other first-place «>tc arid held .second place. Kentucky beginning its third <onw!( utivr week atop the [•aik. .spent In.st week scoring lopsided victories, over .South' Carolina, Portland Slate and St. John's. N.Y. Marque ttc, the defending NCAA champion, moved up from third place after brr-e/irif.' to an 86-54 triumph over Howling Green in its only game. The Warriors had Hf>r> points. North Carolina, Arkansas and Notre Dame rounded out the top five. The Tar Heels, 6-1, moved up from fifth to third place after a victory over Cincinnati, which helped drnw f><>4 points from the voters. Arkansas didn't play, but didn't fall from the No. 4 spot it rparhr-d last wf>?k on ft 6-0 rcrorfi Notre f>ame, 5-i, slipped from second after a w-pr.mt road loss to Indiana, but its 55fi points were 94 better than that of N,, f, Indiana Slate. f,~o, which moved up a notch from last week with an 81-72 victory over Eastern Michigan. UCIJV, 1/ouisvjlle, Nevada- I^is Wgas and Syracuse filled out the Top Ten. They were followed by San Francisco, Cincinnati. Holy Cross, Providence, Detroit, Kansas, Utah, Alabama, Virginia and Maryland. Michigan. Purdue and Kansas State dropped out of the rankings. UCLA, 6-1, moved up a notch to seventh while Louisville, 4-1, trimmed Purdue 6W>6 'and moved up two spots to eighth. Nevada-I^is Vegas won three times, raising its record to 9-0 am! maintaining its ninth-place position, while Syracuse advanced into the Top Ten from 12th place. Syracuse, San Francisco and Cincinnati were closely bunched at the top of the Second Ten. Syracuse, 8-1, had 237 points: San Francisco 235, and Cincinnati 232. RE: Playoffs Losers wish FAYF.TTKVlLLE.Ark. .AP. — Arkansas' Sidney Moncrief pumped in 25 points here Mcr. day night as the fourth-ranked Roorbacks rolled over Hardin- Simmons W5-65 in a non-conference game. The win upped Arkansas' record to 7-0 while the Cowboys dropped to 5-3. Moncrief, a 6-4 junior, has led the Hogs in scoring for the past five games. In addition to his 25 points here Monday night, he grabbed 11 rebounds. Marvin Delph added IB points, Steve Schall hit 14 and Ron Brewer had 13 for the Hogs. Danny Thomas led the Cowboys with 18. In the beginning it looked like things would be easy for the Razorbacks, who scored the game's first 13 points. Hardin- Simmons then pulled to 22-12 before Moncrief hit a free throw and three stuffs after Razorback steals to help increase the margin to 33-13 Arkansas coach Eddie Sutton flooded the floor with reserves during the final five minutes of the half, but the Hogs still maintained a 47-23 lead at the break. The Cowboys came back in the second half and quickly pulled to within 16. Midway through the period, Sutton was called with two technical fouls. The fouls apparently inspired the Razorbacks because Steve .xrhall then scored six points to fuel the Hogs to a 73-49 lead and it was easy the rest of the way. Sutton later explained about the technicals. "I wasn't so upset with the referee when I got the techni- cals," he said. "I was more upset with our team, and the crowd was kind of dead. After the fouls, it was a better game." Cowboy coach Jim Shuler agreed. "The technicals really got them going. They seem to deserve their ranking,"he said. HARDIN-SIMMONS (55) Wood 20-04, Dadney 1 3-4 5, Watson 6 5-6 117, Meggett 5 1-1 11, Thomas 9 0-2 18, Battee 0 00 0. Williams 00-00. Pond 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 9-13 55 ARKANSAS (86) Delph 7 2-2 16, Counce 1 0-0 2, Schall 5 4-7 14, Brewer 5 3-1 13, Moncrief 9 7-9 25, Zahn 1 0-0 2, Watley 2 1-2 5, Reed 1 2-2 4, Bennett 0 0-0 0, Crockett 00-00, Young 1 1-2 3, Bates 0 2-2 2, Tarver 0 0-0 O.Totals 32 22-30 86. Halftime — Arkansas 47, Hardin-Simmons 23. Fouled Out — Watson. Total fouls — Hardin-Simmons 22, Arkansas 13. Technical fouls, Arkansas Coach Sutton 2. A — 6,210. Misses hurt By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer Chicago is In and Washington is out. Baltimore is in and Miami is out. By the margin of a last-gasp field goal that was good and an apparent fumble that was not, the Bears and Colts squeezed into the National Football Ix>ague playoffs that begin Saturday. The Dolphins and Redskins aren't exactly thrilled about that, since they will be home for the holidays next weekend instead of getting started in the Pete Rozelle post-season tournament. Here's the playoff lineup: In .Saturday's American Football Conference first round, Oakland plays at Baltimore and Pittsburgh at Denver. On Monday, in the National Football Conference's first round, Chicago plays at Dallas and Minnesota id IMS Angeles. The winners advance to the conference championship games Jan. 1 and those survivors move on to the Jan. 15 Super Bowl at New Orleans. The complicated NFL tie- break formula required that the Bears win their final game against the New York Giants Sunday to squeeze past Washington for the NFC wild card playoff berth. It was no simple job on an icy slick field that made footing treacherous. Placekicker Bob Thomas probably never will forget that field. Four of his placements -three field goal tries and one extra point - misfired in the rain and sleet at Giants Stadium, With time rapidly running out, Thomas got one more shot in overtime and connected on a 28-yard field goal that gave the Bears a 12-9 victory and put them in the playoffs. The victor)' gave Chicago a 95 re con!, the same as Washington. The Bears' edge, however, was in conference points differential. Chicago's figure was 4$ and Washington's number was 4. But the way George Allen, coach of the Redskins, sees it, the formula wasn't exactly fair. Allen thinks the tie should been decided on total points scored in the season, not just in conference games. It is no coincidence that if total points differential in the entire H-game schedule was the deciding factor, the Redskins would have had the edge. 7-2. Thai, of course, would require a change in the rules. And changing the rules is something lhai crossed Miami Coach Don Shula's mind when a quick whistle saved «n apparent Bert Jones fumble on Balti- more's winning touchdown drive against the New England Patriots. "It was evident that Jones fumbled and New England recovered," said Shula, who, like Allen, watched his club's playoff hopes disappear on teley vision. Shula said the play might' have been blown dead under an NFL rule that ends a play if an official inadvertently blows his whistle while the action is cond tinuing. "It shouldn't stop the play," said Shula. DALLAS (AP) — Everybody tried to tell Efren Herrera no damage had been done. But the saucy former UCLA placekicker from Guadalajara, Mexico couldn't accept solace.' He had missed three make- able field goal tries Sunday as the Dallas Cowboys closed out their regular season with a 14-6 victory over Denver. The blown field goals cost Herrera the National Football League scoring title. "There is damage ... there is mental damage," said Herrera. "Tilings have been happening all year, little things. Now I'm afraid I'm to a point where I go out expecting a bad snap or something to happen." Also, there was fiscal damage. Herrera was in line for a $5,000 bonus if he led the National Football League in scoring. Herrera can certainly sympathize, with Chicago placekicker Bob Thomas, who missed three field goals agains thte New York Giants before he made the one that counted, boosting the Bears into the National Conference playoffs against the Cowboys Monday-Dec. 26. "My attitude is bad." at a glance Top 20 By The Associated Press The Top Twenty teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, season records and total points. Points based on 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7^5-4-3-2-1: 55 Nebraska 63, Minnesota 49 Oklahoma 91, Tulsa 70 Utah St 80, W Texas St 62 SOUTHWEST Arkansas86, Hardin-Simmons 69 FAR WEST Fullerton St 77, Aurora 47 Gonzaga 87, Lewis-Clark St. 1. Kentucky! 49) 2.Marquettet 1 ) S.NCarolina 4. Arkansas S.NotreDame 6.IndianaSt 7. UCLA 8.1x)ui.sville 9.Ne\-LV lO.Syracuse 11. San Francisco 12. Cincinnati IS.Holy Cross 14. Providence 15. Detroit 16.Kansas 17.Ulah IJi.Alabama Hi. Virginia 20.Maryland .^ 7-0 996 5-0 856 6-1 664 6-0 658 6-1 556 6-0 462 6-1 447 4-1 333 9-0 308 8-1 237 6-1 235 5-1 232 5-0 151 5-0 129 6-0 111 6-1 58 5-1 52 4-1 40 5-0 39 6-1 38 (•ol !<>g<> scores EAST Boston St 87, Colby Niagara 89, Cal ersfiekl 78 Temple 95, Buffalo cr\t tnroi 77 St-Bak- 66 Idaho St 100, Cal-Santa Barbara 68 Montana 64, Pacific, Cal. 61 Oregon 70, Seattle Pac. 55 San Diego 96, Term-Martin 68 Santa Clara 82, Washington 75 Wyoming 105, E Montana 81 EXHIBITIONS Athletes in Action 106, W Virginia 104 NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Divison W L Pct.GB Phila 19 10 .655 — NYorit 16 13 .552 3 Buffalo 12 15 .444 6 Boston 10 17 .370 8 NJersy 7 23 .233 12H Central Division Wash 17 11 .607 — Cleve 16 12 .571 l SAnton 16 13 .552 1V4 Atlanta 15 13 .536 2 NOrlns 12 18 .400 6 Houstn 10 17 .370 6H Phoenix at New York Detroit at San Antonio Atlanta at Chicago Washington at Los Angeles s Boston at Portland Denver at Seattle Wednesday'* Games Houston at New Jersey Phoenix at Philadelphia Atlanta at Indiana San Antonio at Milwaukee Boston at Golden State Briefs Appalachian St 68, Tenn-Chattanooga 78 Davidson 82, W Carolina 76 I/ouisville 69, Dayton 63 Mississippi St 82, S Mississippi 79 Richmond 53, Randolph-Ma- Con 46 S Florida 69, Stetson 63 Toledo 75, San Diego St 66 UNC-Charlotte 59, Georgia St 47 MIDWEST Illinois St 90, Cent Michigan 78 Michigan St 72, Middle Tennessee St 51 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division Denver Chcgo Mlw K.C. Ind Detroit 18 17 17 12 11 10 11 11 14 17 16 17 .621 .607 .548 .414 .407 .370 2 6 6 7 Pacific Division Port 22 4 .846 Pnnix 17 10 .630 GoldSt 13 16 .448 Seattle 14 18 .438 LosAng 12 17 .414 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Houston at Buffalo n MONTREAL - The scheduled eight-game exhibition series involving National Hockey league teams and two touring club teams from Czechoslovakia — Kladnoand Pardu- bice — had not been officially canceled, but there was no confirmation that the series was on. The series was put in doubt when John Ziegler, NHL president and chairman of the board, sent a telegram to officials of the Czechoslovak Ice Hockey Federation, demanding that the Czechs confirm their participation in the series by noon, EST, Tuesday. The Czechs said last Wednesday that Kladno would not play the Detroit Red Wings Jan. 2 and that Pardubice would not meet the Philadelphia Flyers Dec. 26 unless two former Czechs under contracts to those teams — forward Vaclav Nedomansky of Detroit and de- fenseman Rudolf Tajcnar of Philadelphia — were restricted from playing in the games. Ziegler informed the Czechs that the NHL would not let any outside body dictate to it which players its member clubs could use and gave the CIHF its noon deadline. FOOTBALL KANSAS CITY -Tom Bettis, Uie interim head coach of Kansas City of the National Foot- Hope Star sports Page Eight Tuesday, December 20. J97 APgives out The real awards By BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer The votes for Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and other such prestigious awards are being cast and counted around the nation these days, with the results expected in the coming weeks. So, to get a jump on the National Football League's soon- to-be-announced roster of honorees, The Associated Press presents the First Annual Extra Points Supernumerary and Sundry Awards: —The Darth Vader "May The Force Be With You" Award: To The NFL's mathematical geniuses for coming up with a schedule formula which begins, at the top left-hand corner, with Al playing at home against D2, D4, B4 and Cl and visiting Dl, D3, Bl and C4 ... and not so much as a cameo appearance by R2D2 and C3PO. —The George Allen "The Future Is Later" Award: Retired permanently by Coach George Allen (who may be involuntarily retired by Washington) for mortgaging the Redskins' future for perhaps the next decade. —The Come Back Player of the Year Award: To San Diego defensive end Leroy Jones, who ran six yards the wrong way with a Kansas City fumble, then came back and ran 17 yards the right way to score a touchdown. —The "We Were Only Kidding, Guys" Award: To Pittsburgh's fans, who celebrated the first game of the season, a nationally televised 27-0 romp over San Francisco, by chanting, "We want Oakland! We want Oakland!" They got 'em the next Sunday — and the Raiders beat the Steelers 16-7. —The Take The Money And Run Award: To O.J. Simpson, who insisted he would never, ever again play in Buffalo, then pulled a reverse when the Bills gave him enough money to buy his own airport to run through — and cwho is now saying things about how he doesn't want to ever again play in Buffalo. —The Give The Money And Run Award: To ABC, CBS and NBC, for signing the bottom of a blank check and turning it over to the NFL, which endorsed it, thus depriving millions of wives and children of the attentions of millions of husbands and fathers on several weeknights instead of just Monday nights (r.s well as Sundays, occasional Saturdays and holidays). —The Muhammad Ali Award: To Joe Greene, who said he would like to place his fist in an official's face, then clammed up and cooled off when Pete Rozelle thinned his wallet. —The Yellow Brick Road Award: To John McKay and Tampa Bay, for giving unrealistic hope to their fans, who will demand at least three victories from their Buccaneers next season. —The Accentuate The Positive Award: To Tony Dorsett, who might consider taking Step No.2 in the name-pronunciation game next year by calling himself Anthony Dorsett. -The "We'd Put Mustard On Him If We Could Catch Him" Award: Billy Johnson, one of the few guys who deserves to make all those hot dog moves in the end zone because of all those moves he makes before he gets there. —The Spirally Grooved Cylinder Award: Shared by line judge Vince Jacob and referee Fred Silva, whose misjudgments spirally grooved the Houston Oilers and Miami Dolphins out of the playoffs. ball League, was fired by Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt. Bettis, who took over in mid- season when Paul Wiggin was fired, guided the Chiefs to a W record. COLLEGE KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dewitt Jones, who led Abilene Christian University to the Division I football championship in his first season of collegiate coaching, was named the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Coach of the Year. Jones was selected by a narrow margin over Otis Delaporte of Southwestern Oklahoma State. TENNIS ADELAIDE, Australia — Victories by Vitas Gerulaitis and Roscoe Tanner paced the United States to a 24) lead over Australia in a $44,000 winner- take-all tennis tournament. Gerulaitis defeated Tony Roche 6-2, 3-S, 6-1 and Tanner bested John Alexander 6-4, 7-$ GENERAL JERSEY SHORE, Pa. - William H. "Pat" Shaw, once a contender for the world heavyweight professional wrestling crown, died at Jersey Shore Hospital after a recent illness. He was 70. Shaw, who fought under the name Pat O'Shocker, at one time grappled with famed wrestlers like Joe Savoldi, Jim Londos and George Zaharias. Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Fired Tom Bettis, interim head coach. VIKINGS Signed Dave Shaw, defensive back, to four one-year contracts. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Signed Jack Patera, head coach, to a three-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERS Signed Dallas Smith, free agent defenseman. BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES Named Gene Michael, first base coach. COLLEGE CARSON _ NEWMAN COLLEGE - Named Ron Case, head football coach MURRAY STATE - Named Mike Gottfried, head football coach. solunar tables , -, u wiu ^ fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these tunes, if you wish to find the best sport that each Ly Date Uec.20 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 25 Day Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday A.M. Minor Major 12:35 1:20 2:00 2:40 3:25 4:10 P.M. Minot Major 7:10 7:50 8:30 9:15 10:00 10:45 1:05 1:45 2:30 3:10 3:55 4:40 7:30 8:15 8:55 9:40 10:M 11:05

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