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gymnasts Defeated; Louisville Tops MSU C,


Aga Takes Three Firsts as Penn State
ids Michigan's Dual-Meet Victory String

Cardinals Cancel State's First-Half Lead
With 12-Point Burst After Intermission



Special to The Daily

'lympian Armando Vega paced,
he star-studded Penn State gym-:
astic team to a 54Y/-41% vie-,
ory over the visiting Michigan
>ntingent before over 6,500 fans
ere last night.
The California star, who just re-
irned from a Moscow exhibition
eet, cornered the first place
FREE EXERCISE: 1. Vega (PS), 2.
Werner (PS), 3. Haysiett (M), 4.
Varion (M), 5. 1Montpetit, (M).
SIDE HORSE: 1. Cunningham (PS),
SMarion ( Mn), 3;Mpntpetit (M), 4.
Vega (PS), 5. Stall (M).
HIGH BAR: 1. CunnIngham (PS), 2.
Vega (PS), 3. Stall (M), 4. Montpetit
M), 5. Werner (PS).
PARALLEL BARS: 1. Vega (PS), 2.
ontpetit (M), 3. Marion (M), 4.
Werner (PS), 5. Dozauer (M).
STILL RINGS:1. Vega (PS), 2. Wer-
er (PS), 3. Maion (M), 4.'Stall (M),
. Dozaner (M).
TUMBLING: 1. Skinner (M), 2. Du-
aney (PS), 3. (tie) Brown (M) and
Werner (PS), 5. Salvador (PS).
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market with honors in free exer-
cise and on the parallel bars and
still rings.
His Nittany Lion compatriot,
Lee Cunningham, added two more
first places on the side horse and
parallel bars to eject the Wolver-
ines from the ranks of the unde-
feated dual meet teams.
Only One 'M' First
Bill Skinner, Michigan's senior
tumbling star, turned in what
Coach Newt Loken called the "fin-
est performance of his career" to

take the Wolverines' only first
place in tumbling. '
Finishing off with an almost
flawless routine, Skinner cinched
first place with four back flip
sommersaults followed by one
front flip. Second to Skinner was
Jim Dulaney, called one of the
finest Eastern tumblers compet-
ing today.
In other departments, however,
the Nittany Lion combination of:
Vega,\ Cunningham and Dave
Werner kept Michigan from fin-
ishing in the top tcw positions ex-
cept in the tunbling and parallel
bar events.
Not Good Enough

"Nino Marion's routine on the
sidehorse was very smooth," Loken
noted, "but he couldn't match the
performance of Cunningham and
Al Stall's work on the high bar
rated another Loken commenda-
tion when the Michigan junior
executed a difficult' double fly-
away trick to earn third place in
that event.
Richard Montpetit, the Cana-
dian sophomore, was the only
Wolverine artist to come close to
Vega when he came in second on
the parallel bars. Montpetit added
other points in free exercise, side-
horse and high bar.
In humbling the Wolverines,
Penn State made it two dual meet
wins over Michigan, winning at
home last year. In the 1958 per-
formance, howeve,r the man who
won for the Nittany Lions was
Werner, taking the final tumbling

STANDOUT SENIORS -- John Hutton (left) and Barrie Hayton,
two of only three Michigan seniors on the hockey team, stood
out on offense and defense respectively. Hutton led the team in
scorning with 37 points, and Hayton was one of the iron-man
sparkplugs of the Wolverine defense.
Hoc key Team To Lose
Only Three Graduates'
4 '.

Special to The Daily
EVANSTON - Only those pres-
ent in Louisville's dressing room at
halftime know what kind of ora-
tion Coach Bernard "Peck" Hick-
man delivered.
But the capacity crowd of 9,200
present here at Northwestern's
McGaw Hall each of two nights
this weekend knows Hickman gets
Last night Louisville won the
mideastern regional NCAA title
by storming onto the court after
the intermission to thoroughly
annihilate Michigan State, 88-81.
Go Home for Finals
Ironically enough, the Cardinals,
by virtue of their win, earned the
right to play on their own court.
They gained one of four berths
in the finals to be held at Louis-
ville March 20-21.
In last night's consolation game,
Kentucky smothered Marquette,
Louisville's two stunning upset
victories (76-61 over Kentucky
Friday evening and last night's
victory) undoubtedly gained for it-
self the claim to one of the most
,remarkable Cinderella teams in
mnodern cage history.
The Cardinals came into the
tourney with a highly unimpres-
sive 16-10 record, when compared
to, Kentucky (23-2), Michigan
State (18-3) and Marquette (22-4).
Beat Ranked Teams
Yet Louisville proved once
again thaturecords mean nothing
in tournament play as it knocked
off the nation's second- and
seventh-ranked teams on succes-
sive evenings.
In addition, Kentucky was the
defending champ. But the Car-
dinals gave every indication that
they intend to keep the huge
NCAA championship trophy in the'
Blue Grass state another year.
Coming from behind has become
old hat to Louisville and they ap-
peared to enjoy it. The great por-
tion of their losses occurred during
the early part of the season, for

it takes time to jell a sophomore-
laden unit into championship cali-
Lose Early Lead
And just as they have gained
momentum during the season, so
did they do the same thing against
MSU last night.
Louisville got the jump in a
hurry, connecting on its first three
shots from the field, to take a 7-1
lead with just 1% minutes gone
in the game. However, they cooled
off quickly for the rest of the half.
With State's Bob Anderegg mov-
ing all over the court and jumping
Johnny Green bettering his 'op-
ponents on the boards, the Spar-
tans forged into a 13-12 lead and
maintained it throughout the first
At one time they led by as much
as seven points, but Louisville cut
it to 43-40 at halftime.
12 Straight Points
Then the Cardinals, sparked by
the magnificent shooting of 6'5"
sophomore forward John Turner
and yearling reserve Buddy Leath-
ers, poured in 12 consecutive points
at the start of the second half.
State, Big Ten champions, now
trailing 52-43, were goners.
The Spartans threatened mildly
after shaking . their disastrous
slump, and crept within five, 60-
55. But Louisville's uncanny bril-
liance was not to be denied. They
fast-breaked weary MSU to death

and appeared to get stronger as
the game got older.
Enlarge Lead to 16
The Cardinals increased their
mhargin to the largest of the eve-
ning, 86-70, with 2:52 remaining.
By that time, it was too late for
MSU's full-court press to do much
good, even though the Spartans
scored 11 of the last 13 points in
the game.
Green and Anderegg closed out
their college careers with typically
great performances. Green led all
scorers with 29 points and all re-
bounders with 23, even though
State was outrebounded as a team,
52-50. Anderegg pumped in 22
Wildcats Rampage
Still smarting from last night's
bitter defeat, the Wildcats, went
on a first-half rampage against
Marquette in the preliminary
game, that included two bursts of
14 consecutive points each.
They stretched a 5-1 lead to
19-1 before the Warriors could get
their fik'st field goal with 14:55 left
in the half.
And after the Milwaukeeteam
battled themn even for a short
period, the Wildcats lengthened a
27-13 margin to 41-13.
KU built its halftime lead to
54-24 and easily coasted the rest
of the way, although Marquette
battled the Cats on equal terms
for the final 20 minutes.


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EGR Tankers
Win 12th Title
In 12 Years
East Grand Rapids earned an
unprecedented 12th straight Class
B state high school swimming title
last night at the Michigan Pool.
The team won only three of the
11 events and picked up most of
its winning 84 points from overall
Bill Wood contributed heavily to
East Lansing's 40-point total and
second-place finish by setting rec-
ords in the 100-yd. backstroke and
the 150-yd. individual medley.
Harold Stekettee of East Grand
Rapids was a double winner, set-
ting a record in the 400-yd. free-
style Friday night and winning
the 200-yd. freestyle last night.
River Rouge finished third with
36 points. Detroit Fitzgerald was
fourth with 35.
Finishing after them in order
were Ypsilanti Roosevelt, 25;
Ecorse, 23; Ann Arbor University
High, 16; Detroit Visitation, 15;
Wyandotte Riverview, 10.
Our Collegiate styles are
suave - smart - individualistic
near Michigan Theatre

Ice shavings from the Michigan
Coliseum :
Fortunately for Wolverine
hockey coach Al Renfrew, his loss-
es through graduation will be the
smallest in recent seasons.
Plagued with a lack of depth
throughout the just-completed sea-
son, Michigan was able to manage
only eight wins in 25 contests.
However, the bright side of this
picture is that the squad has only
three departing seniors.
Good Freshmen
While these'three, John Hutton,
Barrie Hayton and Don Gourley,
will leave a major hole for Renfrew
to fill, the coach believes that a
healthy freshman crop will be able
to fill the gap.
Hutton came into his own in his
last year of play and was chosen
by his teammates as the team's
Most Valuable Player. The senior
forward from Swift Current, Sask.
led the Wolverine scoring attack
this season with 10 goals and 27
assists for 37 points.
The highlight of the season for
Hutton was at East Lansing in the
next-to-last game. With the Wol-
verines trailing MSU in the last
five minutes of play, Hutton tallied
twice to spark a crowd-stunning
Hayton Steady
Perhaps Michigan's steadiest
performer at defense in the past
campaign was Barrie Hayton. Hay-
ton was known in Western hockey
circles as "bad boy" for his fierce,
competitive play.
He spent the equivalent of more
than four periods of play (86 min-
utes) in penalty boxes throughout
the Midwest. This was almost
double the time spent by his near-
est competitor in that department,
Hutton, who sat out 44 minutes.
Although better known for the
rough *side of his play, Hayton
functioned well as a playmaker for
the, Wolverines and gained in a
second-place scoring tie with Bob
White (30 points apiece) on the
strength of 24 assists.
Iron Man on Defense
The sturdy defensemarl was'
called on for a number of "iron-
man" stints this year since Ren-

Saves: Ch

frew frequently was forced to play
with three and even two backmen
through entire games.
The last departee was big Don
Gourley. The senior, wing did not
match his classmates in the scor-
ing department, but put out the
steady brand of play that marked
his entire three years as a varsity
~ Games G A T PM

25 19 9 28 17
25 13 11 24 12
25 9 21 30 39
25 6 24 30 86
24 10 27 37 44
22 513 18 28
24 6 7 13 14
20 16 6 22 26
22 1 0 1 4
18 2 2 4 8
15 0 1 1 6
9 1 1 2 13
4 2 5 7 4
342; Coyle, 402.

By The Associated Press/
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Cincin-
nati, with All-America Oscar Rob-
ertson the star, upset Kansas.
State, 85-75 in the finals of the
NCAA midwest regional basket-
ball tournament last night.

Robertson scored 24 points, fi
off his usual pace, but it was h
brilliant feeding and .control c
the ball thatcarried the Missou
Valley Conference championt
victory over the nation's No.
* . .

Cincy, West Virginia
Make NCAA Semis


Broad-Jumper Bird Achieves Success



Les Bird has been jumping for
a long time, but he has never
jumped as far or as well as he is
doing right now.
Bird is the broad-jumping sen-
sation who recently aided Michi-
gan's victorious cause in the Big
Ten track meet at Madison, Wisc.,
by leaping to a first place and a
Michigan record in the event.
The 6'5" Wolverine sophomore,
another of the great second-year
men to populate the Michigan
sports scene, flew 24'10%" and has
his sights seat even farther ahead.
Said Bird, "I expect to reach 25'10"
this season once we move outdoors.
After that, maybe the 26-foot
Begins Career at 11
Bird was born in St. Johns, An-
tigua, one of the British West
Indies, and began competition
early in life. Due to the English
system which stresses active par-
ticipation as soon as possible, he
started in track at the age of 11.
In high school, Bird was the most



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versatile man on the squad, broad
jumping, high jumping, and run-
ning in as many races as he was
physically able.
In June 1957, while competing ins
the West Indies Games, Bird met
Michigan track coach Don Can-
ham. It was also at this time that
he was soundly beaten in the
broad jump by Paul Foreman of
Jamaica, now on the Illinois team.
The youth from Antigua
achieved his revenge this season
by whipping Foreman twice, in
the dual meet with the Illini and
in the Conference championships.
Reaches Top Fast
Bird became eligible for varsity
competition this February and his
climb to success has been nothing
short of remarkable. He has lost
only once since becoming a sopho-
more, that being in the Michigan
State Relays.
This loss was a tainted one,
though, as Bird was disqualified on
fouls; no one bettered his distance.
Bird said, "since that time, I
have straightened out my form. I
no longer have to worry while
I'm in the process of jumping if
I am going to foul or not. I think
it was mainly psychological."
The result of this "straightening
out" has been a string of victor-
ies without a loss.
Olympics in His Future
Bird's main goal is to represent
his island in the 1960 Olympics.
He will have to do especially well,
he said, because Antigua is so
small that it is sometimes over-
looked in the selections.
Bird added, "The British West
Indies will now compete as a body
instead of each island individually.
I couldn't compete in the British
Empire Games because Antigua

could not afford to send a team.
I don't want to miss my chance
this time."
The -Olympics are a year and
one-half away, though. Nearer to
the present, Bird said, that he is,
looking forward to the Nationals
to be held at Lincoln, Nebr. in
June. He said that he also may
jump in the Pan-American Games
in Chicago this summer.
Bird claimed that his greatest
thrill in track has been his victory
in the Big Ten finals, but the high-
light of his life occurred in an-
other sport. He related ,"My great-.
est moment was when I was chosen
to represent Antigua in the cricket
match with Pakistan. At one time
I loved cricket more than track,
but since competing for Michigan,
track has become my favorite."

cruised to a 70-56 victory over St.
Joseph's of Philadelphia to win
third place in the NCAA eastern
regional basketball tournament
last night.
West Virginia, by defeating
Boston University in the cham-
pionship game, 86-82, will go to
the national semifinals next Fri-
day at Louisville.
Minneapols ,.
Beats Detroit
ST. PAUL, Minn. (A')-Minnea-
polis used excellent team play to
beat Detroit, 92-89, last night and
gain the openiig jump in the best-
of-three semifinal playoffs in the
National Basketball Assn. Western
A crowd of 1,500 fans at Ham-
line University Field House saw
Larry Foust and Elgin Baylor lead
the Laker scoring attack.

St. Johns, Bradley Qualify
For ,NIT. Semis Thursday



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NEW YORK - St. John's of
New York upset third-seeded St.
Bonaventure 82-74 in the National
Invitational basketball tourna-'
ment last night and joined top-
seeded Bradley in.next Thursday's
A crowd of 16,307 thrilled to an
equally exciting contest in the
first game of the night double-
header when Bradley piled up
an 11-point lead early in the sec-
ond half and then barely stavedF
off a furious late rally by Butlerj
to beat the Bulldogs, 83-77.
Montreal 8, Chicago 4
Boston 4, Detroit 2
Toronto 5, New York 0
San Francisco 5, Chicago (N) 1 7
Cincinnati 4, Detroit 1
Kansas City 5, Washington @_
Baltimore 5, Philadelphia 3 1
St. Louis 12, Chicago (A) 6
Los Angeles 9, New York 7
Pittsburgh 8, MilwaukeeI1
Tennessee A&I 97, Pacific Lutheran 87
SW Texas St. 87, Ft. Hays State 80
(third place)7
Canada 5,m United States 1 l


In an afternoon doubleheader
winding up the first round, New
York University wore down Den-
ver, 90-81, and Providence nipped
Manhattan, 68-66, on Johnny
Egan's 35-foot jump shot with six
seconds left, Providence plays
second-seeded St. Louis and NYU
meets fourth-seeded Oklahoma
City in quarterfinal games Tues-.
day night
Sophomore Tony Jackson kept
St. John's in the running in the
first half. He flipped in 27 points
on 12 field, goals and three fouls
and snared 116 rebounds.
Butler, thrown off on its shoot-
ing by a zone 'defense, fell be-
hind, 60-49, before finding the
range again on corner shots. But
the Missouri Valley runnersup
steadied and wrapped up the vic-
tory with accurate foul shooting.
NYU finally started its big push
with 14 minutes to go, breaking
away from a 53-all tie to win
going away. Cal Raisey, a 6'4"
NYU senior led both clubs with 27

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