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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

_ .

Purdue

kills

Tar

Heels;

UCLA

slips

by

Drake

Mount leads
way with 36
By LEE KIRK and
PHIL HERTZ
Purdue's underdog Boiler-
makers scorched the nets with
a 24-5 blitz early ip the second
half and coasted to a shock-
ingly easy 92-65 victory over
bridesmaid North Carolina in
the first of two NCAA semi-
final games played at Louis-
ville's Freedom Hall.
It marked the third time in as
many years that the Tar Heels,
who led only once in the entire
game, had lost in either .the semi-
finals or finals of the NCAA play-
offs.
Purdue, led as usual by Rick,
Mount who had 36 points, com-
pletely^ dominated all phases of
the game. They controlled both
backboards and forced an unbe-
lievable 28 turnovers from the
normally well - disciplined Tar
4 Heels.
The game started slowly with
both teams tight and sloppy. Then
little Bill Keller popped in three
straight field goals to start Purdue
rolling and Moupt began to hit
and Purdue surged to a 35-24 lead.
North Carolina was unable to
do anything right during this
stretch, and Purdue's all-confer-
ence-forward Herman Gilliam was
doing a great job on Charlie
Scott, North Carolina's All-Ameri-
can, holding 'him to just two field
goals in the first 18 minutes, and
15 points overall.
When Purdue Coach George.
King took Mount out for a rest,
the Boilermakers faltered and
North Carolina began to move. Led
by Bill Bunting and Scott the Tar
Heels pulled to within four, 39-35,
at the half.
At the start of the second half,
the teams exchanged buckets, and
Swhen N orth Carolina's Bunting
sank a layup, the score was 44-41,
Then Mount, the blond bomber
from Lebanon, Ind., burned in six
straigh$ points to ignite the fire
and Purdue was off to the races.
N o r t h C a r o l i n a, troubled
throughout the game by cold out-
side shooting, went completely
cold while the Boilermakers could
do no wrong. Mount and Gilliam
set George Faerber and Keller up
for easy baskets with brilliant
passes and Purdue had a 76-54

Bulldogs run with Bruins
but late rally falls short

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Michigan nine hit western trail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. UR)

- Defending champion

UCLA,

pushed to the limit by upstart Drake, fought off the Bulldogs
85-82 last night and moved to within one step of a record
third consecutive national collegiate basketball title.
UCLA will play Purdue in, the NCAA championship game
Saturday afternoon.
Drake, a 13-point underdog, spotted UCLA an early 11-2
advantage, then reboundsed to make a game of it.
The Bulldogs, who had to survive a playoff for the
Missouri Valley Conference title, finally caught UCLA at 37-
37 just before halftime intermission and fought the Bruins on
equal terms for the first 10 ,
minutes of the' second half. -
Drake had two brief leads, at qj
43-42 and 45-44, and had the
game tied four times-the last at
59=59.
John Vallely of the Bruins broke
that with a driving layup and the sportS
dead-game Bulldogs had had theira
last look-in. NIGHT EDITOR
Leading 69-66, UCLA reeled off ELLIOTT BERRY
a sring of nine consecutive points
--seven of them by Vallely-estab-
lished a 78-66 margin and held on
from there although Drake puleld UCLA spurted to its 12-point lead
to within one point with 10 se- with about four minutes to go, and
conds left came charging back. McCarter hit
Vallely, a 6-foot-2 backcourt two quick basekts and Willie Wise
man, led UCLA's scoring with 29 added another before UCLA could
of UCLA, is having a difficult points and 7-foot-i Lew Alcindor put together a field goal and a
to as he is surrounded by Drake's added 25. Willie, McaCrter top- free throw.
per. As a team UCLA also had ped hard-running Drake with 24. McCarter and Lynn Shackelford
the Bulldogs, 85-82. Drake, ranked No. 11 nationally, traded baskets and UCLA's lead
was dead-game all the way. The was cut to nine, at 83-74, with
King said his bench provided Bulldo s refused to wilt when time running out.
the key to the victory. 'He also But still. the fantastic Bulldogs
singled out Mount, saying, "He stayed alive. Wise put in a shot
made some fantastic shots." BULLETIN from the corner, McCarter hit two
King hadto admit that he was more baskets and the lead was
surprised with the ease of the vic- Hockey's Golden Jet, Bobby down to three, $3-80. The Bull-
tory. "We expected North Carolina Hull broke his own all-time dogs then gained possession with
to give us a tougher battle mWe single season record for goals 18 seconds to play.
alWgys try to run and they made as he tallied number 54 and Dolph Pulliam broke through on
the mistake of trying to run with 55 in' last nights' 5-5 tie be- a fast break and the margin was
us.a tween Chicago and Boston. The one point with less than 10
Tar Heel Coach Dean Smith Bruins' Bobby Orr also estab- seconds left.
admitted that the Boilermaker lished a new NHL record for UCLA put the ball in play and
fas ur de enade hmbles ut goals by a defenseman in one Shackelford, fouled at the buzz-
of our defense"whicthemyerthe season when he picked up his er, calmly dropped in two free
understatement of the year. He 21st- with less than a minute throws while his teammates filed
also said that Purdue wass"the remaining in the game. off the court.
most fantastic long-range shoot-____
ing club I've ever seen."
Temple upsets Tennessee mI

By DAVE HANNES
"If I had it to do over again I
wouldn't have scheduled so many
games but we'll just have to do the
best we can under t h e circum-
stances."
The speaker is Wolverine base-
ball coach Moby Benedict discus-
sing Michigan's prospects on its
annual spring trip to Arizona. The
club will play a formidable sch-
edule of 12 games in just nine days
with six single games and three
doubleheaders against four of the
finest teams in the nation.
Benedict's regrets about the trip
are due to the fact that his three
top pitchers who were expected to
return didn't, signing p r o con-
tracts and leaving the team with
a v e r y unexperienced mound
corps.
"Certainly our pitching is my
biggest worry";' admits the Michi-
gan mentor. "I'm afraid that our
sophs might run out of gas al-
though they all have good arms.
"We h a v e three other things'
working against us also. First
when we play Arizona State (this
afternoon) it will be our opening
game and their eighteenth. Second
the boys have had to practice in-
doors where you just can't accom-
Home Schedule
April 5-Detroit (2)
April 8-Bowling Green
April 11-Freshmen-Varsity
(2)
April 12-Freshmen-Varsity
(2)
April 14-Eastern Michigan
April 15--Notre Dame
April 19-Michigan State
MYay 9-Wisconsin (2)
May 10-Northwestern (2)
May 13-Western Michigan
May 23-Minnesota (2)
May 24-Iowa (2)

LEW ALCINDOR, super center
time finding a teammate to pass1
Al Williams (41), and Don Dra
their troubles before defeating#
lead. North Carolina never recov-'
ered and Purdue expanded their1
lead to as much as 31 points in
the waning minutes of the contest.
Mount had strong scoring from
Keller, who pumped in 20. Faerber,
Gilliam, and Frank Kaufman
overcame the Tar Heels height'
advantage to completely dominate
the offensive and defensive back-
boards throughout the contest.
Gilliam seemed completely recov-
ered from an ankle injury that
had hobbled him for the past
month. Gilliam was all over the
floor causing turnovers and setting
up Purdue's sharpshooters, and
was brilliant on defense.
Purdue, the nation's. leading of-
fensive team, was supposed to be
only average on defense. Yet' it
was their ballhawking defense that
provided most of the difference in
the game.
North Carolina's Rusty Clark,
who scored 20, and Bunting, who
had 19, gave the Boilermakers
some problems inside, but their
plethora of turnovers kept the Tar
Heels from taking full advantage
of this. The Boilermakers, alter-
nating between a 2-3 zone and a
man to man, seemed to have
North Carolina perpetually off
balance.
North Carolina, normally al
strong defensive club, was ham-
pered by the loss of starting guard
Dick Grubar, their best defensive
player. His knee injury left Caro
Tina with no one capable of guard-'
ing Mount, or for that matter'
Keller.

Roby Benedict
plish that much. And third we'll3
be playing all twelve games away
from home - a disadvantage that
hurt us last year."'
Benedict blames mistakes on de-!
fense for helping to take the Wol-
verines to a dismal 1-9 record on£
their last spring trip, stating "Ev-
ery time we made a mistake it
seemed to cost us t w o or three
runs. As far as this spring tripi
goes I'd have to say that because
we re not close to being ready ourz
pitching will be our main concern.
"Our defense may be weak fromI
time to time when the, boys won't'
react properly or quickly in. cer-
tain situations and when our shal-
low pitching staff is severely test-
ed. I'm not too worried about our
hitting though. We'll have some
good days and some bad ones at
the bat but that will work itself
out eventually."
In the nine day trip Michigan
will play Arizona State, Arizona,
Southern Illinois, and Wyoming,
four teams that will provide tough

competition for Coach Benedict's
club. The Wolverines will p 1 a y
five games each with the Arizona
nines and single contests with the
other two,
Arizona State, which has pro-
vided the Oakland Athletics with
such stars as Reggie Jackson, Rick
Monday, and Sal Bando, recently
defeated the expansion Seattle Pi-
lots of the American League 5-4,
and ranks with Arizona's Wild-
cats as one of the two best teams
in the Southwest. Wyoming had a
losing season last year but returns
15 lettermen to what should be a
greatly improved club.
Southern Illinois might be the
best team t h a t the Wolverines
face this season. Last year the Sa-
lukis came one out from winning
the national title before bowing to
Southern California in the final
game of the NCAA World Series
4-3. Cheered on by the presence of
its four lovely batgirls, Southern ,
Illinois boasts the return of 13 of
16 lettermen, three of whom were
All-Americans,
In summing up the Wolverines
chances on the twelve games Ben-
edict says, "We'll certainly' have
some problems, especially with our
sophomore pitchers, but the boys-
will gain some real good exper-
lence. We'll be a lot better team
when we get home than we are
now.
SCOR ES
Exhibition Baseball Scores
Boston 5. Detroit 4
Philadelphia 9, St. Louis 7
New York (A) 4, Minnesota 2
Atlanta 5, Kansas City 3 (10 inn.)
Houston 10, Montreal 7
Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 0
Chicago (N) 9, Oakland 2
San Francisco 8, San Diego 5
California 4, Cleveland 1
Only games scheduled.
N H L
Montreal 5, Pittsburgh 3
Boston 5, Chicago 5
Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 2

NORTH CAROLINA
FG FT Reb. Ass. PF
Bunting 7-13 5-7 7 2 2
Scott8 6-19 4-6 6 6 3
C Ak7-9 '6-1 9 1 2
Fogler 1-4 0-0 2 1 2
G. Tuttle 2-4 0-1 3 1 3
Delany 0-2 0-0 1 2 '4
Dedman 0-1 0-1 4 2 2
Brown - 1-4 0-0 1 0 0
Gipple 0-3 0-0 1 0 0
Chadwick 1-2 0-0 2 0 0
R. Tuttle 0-1 0-0 0 0 0
Egglston 0-0 0-0 ' 0. 0 0
Totals 26-62 15-25 37 15 18

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19
16
20
2
0
2
0
0
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By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Temple ran off
10 straight points behind Joe
Cromer and John Baum late in
the second half and upended
favored Tennessee 63-58 last night
in the semifinals of the National
Invitation Basketball Tournament.
Boston College, biding its time,
beat underdog Army 73-61 in the
opener of the Madison Square
Garden doubleheader.
Temple, which won the first NIT
in 1938 in its" only appearance in
the final, and has been frustrated
in six other trips to New York,
and BC, reaching the final for
the first time in three tries, meet
for the championship Saturday
afternoon on national television.

Tennesee and Army will play for
third place.
With Bobby Croft and Rudy
Kinard of Tennessee waging a
scoring duel against Cromer and
teammate Eddie Mast, Tennessee
pulled ahead 49-44 after nine lead
changes in the see-saw second
half.
Then Cromer hit for five
straight points for a 49-all tie.
Bill Strunk put the Owls ahead
and Baum completed the string
with another five for a 54-49
spread with 1:45 remaining.
Tony Brocchi's two free throws
with 62 seconds to play gave
Temple a decisive 59-53 lead over
the pressing Vols as the Owls ran
their record to 21-8.

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