Wednesday, March 20, 1968
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Royals Tip '76ers in Overtime
PHILADELPHIA - Cincinnati
moved into a tie for fourth place
and a possible playoff berth by
defeating the Philadelphia 76ers
131-130 in an overtime National
Basketball Association game last
Cincinnati is deadlocked with
Detroit. Both teams play games
tonight The Royals will be in New
York and Detroit visits Boston.
If the teams are still deadlocked
after the game, they will meet in
a one-game playoff in Detroit Fri-
day night to decide the coveted
Wilt Chamberlain missed a last-
second, desperation shot after
Philadelphia cut Cincinnati's lead
to one point with 28 seconds left
in the overtime.
A three-point play by Bob Love'
with 58 seconds left had pushed
Cincinnati in front 131-127.
A free throw by Chamberlain
and two by Bill Cunningham with
28 seconds to go made things tight.
Cincinnati then held on to the ball
and failed to get off a shot before
the 24 second clock expired.
*. * *
Irish Win in NIT
NEW YORK - Notre Dame
overcame Larry Newbold's one-
man show and nipped Long Island
University 62-60 in the National
Invitation Tournament last night
on reserve George Restovich's bas-
ket with two minutes left.
Dan Obrovac's siz free throws
in the final two minutes lifted
Dayton past Fordham 62-61 in
the opening game.
Dayton meets Notre Dame and
St. Peter's N.J, faces Kansas in
tomorrow night's semifinals
Restovich's basket gave the Irish
a 61-58 lead but there was plenty
of action to follow, and LIU wast-
ed two chances in the final 40 sec-
onds in its bid to become second
straight No 1 small college team
to win the NIT.
Closed the Gap
Newbold, who hit 23 of his 35
points in a second-half drive that
carried the Blackbirds back from
a 41-28 deficit, closed the gap to
61-60 with a basket with 68 sec-
onds remaining. LIU got the ball
back seconds later, but Newbold
lost it on a drive.
Notre Dame ran out all but four
seconds of the remaining time be-
fore Jim Derrig was fouled and
made one of two free throws. LIU
had a final chance but Newbold
missed from the corner, only the
third shot he missed in the half
after hitting 10 field goals.
Notre Dame, paced by Bob
Whitmore's 16 points and Bob
Arnzen's 12, led 36-28 at halftime.
Whitmore finished with 23
points and Arnzen 16.
Drops in Two
Dayton's obrovac. in foul trouble
himself early in the opener, drop-
ped his first two decisive charity
tosses with 2:48 remaining and
gave the Flyers a 57-56 lead they
Two more free throws came with
45 seconds left for a 59-56 lead and
the final two made it 61-58.
But Dayton, a heavy favorite
with an 11-game winning streak
going still almost blew the game
in the final seconds.
Frank McLaughlin came quickly
down the court and hit a jumper
with six seconds left and when
Dayton threw away the ensuing
inbounds pass McLaughlin had
one more chance but missed from
Fordham, which never reached
the semis in five previous tries,
surprisingly jumped in front at the
start and the Flyers didn't catch
up at 36-all until early in the sec-
ond half on Obrovac's basket.
Only the steady scoring of sec-
ond-team All-American Don May,
who finished with 28 points, kept
the floudering Flyers in the game
until Obrovac took over in the
Pro Players Ask Rights
* CHICAGO - The National Football League's Players
Association presented a list of demands to management yester-
day in the first formal collective bargaining session in pro
The demands included a grievance and arbitration pro-
cedure, no discrimination to any athlete because of race, re-
ligion or national origin, and the right to negotiate individual
player salaries reserved for the individual player and owner.
" NEW YORK - The Philadelphia Flyers said yesterday
that repairs to the roof of their wind-damaged arena will be-
gin today but unless there is some guarantee the repair work
will be approved the National Hockey League team will make
arrangements to hold its playoff games elsewhere.
" MIAMI - The National League's three-man expansion
committee will meet here today to discuss increased sentiment
for enlarging to 12 teams by 1969. This would match the move
of the American League which will field 12 teams next year.
The National League previously planned to do so by 1971.
0 KANSAS CITY - Joe Allen of Bradley and Tom Boer-
winkle of Tennessee head a seven-player contingent named last
weekend to the NCAA Olympic basketball tryout squad.
UCLA, Houston Keyed for Semis
Boycotts Are Often
After a week of muddling through rules and regulations, the Big
Ten finally decided to have a playoff to determine the conference
representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Michigan State immediately disagreed with the decision.
The Spartans feel they are the rightful representative to the
national tournament. Because of this, they have threatened to boycott
the playoff. Such a move would be not only foolish but extremely
The boycott would be foolish because eliminating themselves
from competition would not gain the Spartans any moral victory, but
would just eliminate any chance of competing in the nationals.
Whether or not Michigan State is correct in its interpretation of the
NCAA rules, a decision by the national committee stated that the
Big Ten could determine its representative by any method it chose.
Thus, a proposal which was passed by the conference athletic directors
calling for a playoff, is legal.
Even assuming, for the moment, that the NCAA directive
had not been sent to the Big Ten, the Michigan State position
cannot hold its ground. In its September meeting, the gymnastics
coaches voted down a measure to accept the NCAA rules of com-
petition and decided to determine the conference champion by
P a different method.
Briefly, this method counted dual meets and the conference meet
as equal parts of the conference championship. Because the three
schools reversed their positions in each area, they ended in a three-
way tie. The NCAA rule which was voted down stated that the winner
of each conference meet is conference champion and is entitled to
be representative in the national championships. Michigan State
argues that this NCAA rule can't be modified and thus it is the quali-
According to Michigan State's logic, it was possible for Iowa
to win the Big Ten championship outright, and still make the Spar-
tan team the one eligible to compete in the national tournament.
This result is absurd, even Michigan State's Coach George Szypula
admits, "In such a case we wouldn't have brought up the question."
th If he wouldn't have brought up the question then, what makes
the present situation any more, applicable?
Disregarding the legal aspects, though, it is still unsports-
manlike for the Spartans to demand their representation with out
consenting to a playoff.
Originally, the interpretation given by all three coaches (or at
least the voiced opinion) was that in case of a tie, all those teams
involved could advance to the national tournament. This sentiment
was even expressed by Szypula before the Big Ten meet. Satirically
he had stated, "With our luck, we'll win the Big Ten meet, Michigan
will place second, 'and Iowa third. Because of the resulting three-
way tie, the Daily will come out two days later with a report on col-
lusion between the three schools to get all three into the NCAA's."
Even after the Big Ten meet, itself, Szypula expressed the same
emotions. With his arms around the coaches from Michigan and
AV Iowa, he exclaimed, "This is just great. All three of us deserve to go
to the nationals and this way we'll be able to."
When later told that only one team could represent the Big Ten,
he changed his tune, "We knew after the meet that we were the
representative. If the other coaches didn't read the rules, that doesn't
make it right."
This attitude is wholly inexcusable. To state one thing, and
then turn around and say that something else is right, is a poor
image to present to players and fans. While it is considered only
slightly improper to say one thing and do another in government,
it is deplorable that college sports competition employ such
It is certainly in everyone's best interests, legally and morally,
for the Michigan State gymnasts to retract their juvenile actions, and
agree to compete in the Big Ten gymnastic playoff. Let us hope that
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By The Associated Press
UCLA and Houston continue to
prime their plentiful weapons for
a showdown in Los Angeles Friday
night, while upset winner Ohio
State and North Carolina rest up
for their half of the doubleheader.
The semifinal winners play
Saturday night for the NCAA
basketball crown won by UCLA
three of the last four years, in-
The awesome Houston club took
Texas Christian apart 1103-68 for
the NCAA M i d w e s t Regional
crown last Saturday night, mak-
ing it 32 straight victories since
UCLA and Lew Alcindor beat
Houston in the NCAA semifinals
last year at Louisville.
The graceful 6'9 /2" Elvin Hay-
es, averaging 37.7 points and op-
erating with shaved head and
goatee, showed why he was voted
Player of the Year with 74 points,
49 rebounds and several blocked
shots in his two games.
The Alcindor-led Bruins, No. 2
and beaten only by Houston in a
regular season game at the Astro-
dome, demolished Santa Clara 87-
66 in routine fashion to win the
Far West Regional and set up the
rematch with Houston.
"There is no use crying about
it now," said Alcindor about his
eye injury and the 71-69 loss. "I
just want to be prepared. I hope
we're ready to play."
Alcindor'averaged 26.2 points
"I expect UCLA to stay with
their press because they have
more speed, quickness and depth
than we have," said the Cougar
coach. "We will try to cut off Al-
cindor's passing lanes to the cor-
nerman and bother him all we
can at the same time."
UCLA coach John Wooden,
early in the week, had said, "I
really can't say whether we'd be
better off running or stalling
against Houston. I'm surprised
nobody hasustalled against them
before. Maybe that's the best way
to play them."
Asked if he'd be surprised if
UCLA stalled, Lewis chuckled,
then laughed and answered, "Very
The semi-final game between
the two schools Friday night will
be broadcast by Sports Network,
Inc. and carried locally over
WJBK, Channel 2 beginning at
Sports Network also will tele-
cast Saturday's finals. WWJ-TV,
Channel 4, will carry the cham-
pionship and the consolation
games beginning at 9:30 p.m.
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Guy Lewis, coach of the top
ranked, unbeatenCougars, said
yesterday he expected a better
game this time, explaining: "I
think UCLA will score more points
and shoot better. We'll shoot bet-
ter and I really feel we'll have a
high scoring game."
Lewis laughed off any sugges-
tion that UCLA would stall
agains his basketball forces Fri-
day and predicted a high scoring
Cincinnati 131, Philadelphia 130
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