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What sport has the highest
accident rate? Skydiving? Wrong.
Bobsledding? Guess again. Touch
football? Way off. Try college
"College basketball," you say,
"where oversized men run around
in short pants, throwing a few
elbows and maybe skinning a
knee. What's so rough about
that?" Nothing, really, but you're
considering the wrong victims. It's
the fans and coaches who suffer,
not the players.
And what's the main cause of
the injuries? That whirling dervish
of hysteria and hooplah known as
tournament time.
Rat Race with Color
The NCAA tournament is some-
thing special. It is that lovable
rat race filled with pomp and color
where the spectator ceases to
spectate and where the most calm
lose their composure. But the tour-
ney is something the best team
in the country must endure to lay,

claim to the title of Number One.
The fever pitch, the rabidt
crowds, the unbearable pressure,t
and the 16 best college basketball;
teams in the nation are again
present as the season moves into
its last two weeks with the NCAA
Regionals beginning Friday night.
For Wolverine fans the hoop cap-
ital of the nation will be Iowa City;
where Michigan, Kentucky, West-
ern Kentucky, and Dayton will
battle it out for the right to move
onto the semifinals in College
Park, Md.
Hilltoppers on Rise
Tournament time is the right
time for surprises and the Mich-
igan cagers take on the biggest
one when they face the Hilltop-
pers of Western Kentucky on Fri-
day. Western Kentucky, ranked
tenth in the AP's final poll, upset
Loyola of Chicago in the districts
last Monday to earn its ticket to
Iowa City and the Hilltopper con-
vincing 105-86 win indicates that
this is not going to be just a joy

Western K e n tuck y, reigningt
Ohio Valley champs, are paced by
Clem Haskins, 6'3" forward who
scored 26 points against Loyola,
and Dwight Smith, a 6'5" guarda
who took game honors against thei
Ramblers with 29.
That's right, a 6'5" guard, and
Western Kentucky will not only
start one but two as Wayne Chap-
man also tops the tape at 6'5".
Rounding out the starting line-+
up are Steve Cunningham, a 6'5"+
center, and Greg Smith, Dwight's
brother, a 6'5" forward whose
jumping ability has earned him a
label as the Hilltoppers' best re-
Jorgenson Impressed
Michigan assistant coach Tom
Jorgenson scouted the Western
Kentucy-Loyola game and came
back a firm believer. "They're as
good as any team we've seen this
year. Haskins and Dwight Smith
are super-stars-they made their
conference all-star team and they
would have made it in the Big
Ten or any conference."
Elaborating on Smith, Jorgen-
son commented: "From a size
standpoint, Dwight. Smith comes
as close to Cazzie as any player
I've seen this year. He's not as
as good with his back to the
basket at the low post, but he's
quicker than Cazzie down the
court and he's very good on the
fade-away jumper."
The key to Western Kentucky's
24 victories this year (their two
losses came at the hands of Van-
derbilt and Dayton) is their de-
fense. Their zone defense kept Lo-
yola outside and held the Ramblers
to only 86 points, 12 under their
usual average. The Hilltoppers
rank eleventh in the nation in
total defense and have held their

opponents to a scant 66 points a overpowering, but whose shooting
game. ability is.
The citizens in the proud state The Kentucky quintet is a co-
of Kentucky also have another hesive unit which has been play-
pretty good team to crow about, ing together for two years now.
namely the Wildcats of Kentucky. Its passing is superb and it al-
Kentucky, the nation's No. 1 team, ways seems to find the open man.
has had a rebirth to prominence The 'Cats aren't an explosive team
after they suffered through their but they score steadily and at
worst season in 35 years in 1964. will. Besides, they are. steeped in
Key to their return is the leg- the tradition of xwinning and this
endary Baron of basketball coach- is just another obstacle Dayton
es, Adolph Rupp. Rupp came to will have to overcome when it
Kentucky 36 years ago and has meets Kentucky in the semifinals
merely won four NCAA champion- Friday night.
ships and 22 Southeastern Con- Second Time Around
ference titles since then. The Flyers from Dayton move
The Wildcats are a pretty hard into the Mid-East regionals for
team not to warm up to as they the second straight year. Last
reeled off 24 victories in a row year, they were eliminated by the
this year en route to the mythical Wolverines in the first game. Like
national championship. Their only last year, they are led by 6'11"
defeat was to a cautious Tennessee Henry Finkel, who is a proven re-
five that slowed down the game bounder and excellent shot. Op-
enough to silence Kentucky's erating close to the basket. Finkel
guns, which had rifled them into has hit on 63 per cent of his shots.
the top 20 in team offense. Giving Finkel help is 6'4" Don-
"Rupp's Runts," as they are af- ald May, a sophomore starter, who
fectionately called down Kentucky helped lead his Dayton Belmont
way, may not get many rebounds high school team to an Ohio state
but usually they are not needed. championship in 1964. One of his
The Wildcats are eighth in the teammates from that squad was
land in field goal percentage, hit- Bill Hosket, the 6'6" forward now
ting at a hot 50 per cent. playing for Ohio State.
Dampier Tops Shooters Dayton is the only unranked
Leading the sharpshooters is team of the four playing at Iowa
6'3" Louis Dampier, everybody's City. However, its 23-4 record
All-American at guard. Following speaks for itself and a recent 58-51
close on his heels is Pat Riley, a victory over Mid-American Con-
6'3" junior forward, whose 21.4 ference champs Miami of Ohio,
average is second to Dampier's which qualified the Flyers from
21.7. the regionals, has given the team
Feeding the big guns, Dampier momentum.
and Riley, is the specialty of both Hoop fever has definitely struck



Kentucky Remains First;
Michigan Climbs to Ninth

DANIEL CALLAHAN Associate Editor of the Commonweal, received his B.A. at Yale,
an M.A. at Georgetown, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard. Dr. Callahan has
been a teaching fellow in Roman Catholic udies in the Harvard Divinity School, a
visiting assistant professor of religion in the graduate school of Temple University
and a visiting assistant professor of Religious Studies at Brown University. He is the
author of The Mind of the Catholic Layman and Honesty in the Church. He is a
co-editor of Christianitj Divideds Protestant and Roman Catholic Theological Issues,
Federal Aid and the Catholic Schools, and Generation of the Third Eye. He has con-
tributed to a number of periodicals, including Commonweal, Commentary, Cross
Currents, Christianity and Crisis and Harper's.
He is married to Sidney Cornelia Callahan, author of The Illusion of Eves Modern
Women's Quest for Identity.

By The Associated Press
The Wolverine cagers, riding on.
the strength of their third consec-
utive Big Ten title, broke back
into the top 10 in the final Asso-
ciated Press basketball poll of the
1965-66 season.
Michigan received 93 votes, and
moved up to the ninth spot in the
ratings. Western Kentucky, slat-
ed to be Michigan's first oppon-
ent in the NCAA regional' Friday
night, made its debut in the Top
Ten after its stunning upset vic-
tory over Loyola Monday night.
The Hilltoppers, edging into the
tenth position, garnered 63 tallies.
(The UPI rated the Wolverines
Wildcats First
Narrowly missing a perfect sea-
son, Kentucky's Wildcats ran away,
with the top place in the poll.
The Wildcats were voted No. 1
by 39 of the 48 sports writers and
broadcasters on the nationwide
panel. Duke climbed back into the
second spot, jumping ahead of
Texas Western which, like Ken-
tucky, suffered its only loss of the
season on Saturday night.
Kansas, the Big Eight cham-
pion, moved up two positions to
fourth, St. Joseph's of Pennsyl-
vania advanced two places to fifth
and Cincinnati, winner of the
Missouri Valley crown,leaped from
tenth to seventh.
Others listed in the final rank-
ings are Loyola of Chicago, which
slipped from fourth to sixth, and
Vanderbilt, which dropped three

spots to eighth.
The voting was based on con-
tests through Monday night.
Kentucky- was toppled by Ten-
nessee 69-62 Saturday night, and
Texas Western lost to Seattle 74-
72. Both rebounded Monday night
-Kentucky whipping Tulane 103-
74 in its regular season finale, and
Texas Western downing Oklahoma
City 89-74 in the first round of
the NCAA tournament.
Eight in NCAA Tourney
Rated as the favorite for this
year's NCAA title, the Wildcats
are joined by seven other members
of the Top Ten in the struggle
for the championship. St. Joseph's
and Western Kentucky advanced
to Friday night's second round
games with victories Monday. St.
Joseph's earned its position with
a 65-58 win over Providence, while
Kansas clinched the Big Eight
crown withua 85-65 romp over the
Colorado Buffaloes.
The final Top Ten, with first-
place votes in parentheses, rec-
ords through Monday,, March 7,
and points on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-
3-2-1 basis:

forward Larry Conley and 6'5"
guard Tommy Kron. The only
sophomore to break into the
starting line-up is center Thad
Jaracz, whose 6'5" frame is not

and now it is time for loyal basket-
ball fans everyhere to participate
in that nail-biting, traumatic
nightmare known as the NCAA
tourney., ,


For Whom Will Hornback Root?


FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1966
Auditorium A



Kentucky (39) 24-1
Duke (3) 23-3
Texas Western (1) 24-1
Kansas (2) 22-3
St. Joseph's (1) 23-4
Loyola (Chi) (2) 22-3
Cincinnati 21-5
Vanderbilt 22-3
Western Kentucky 24-2


Acting Sports Editor
Bert Hornback is in danger of
committing sports treason, a rare
offense for a Michigan English
professor who specializes in nine-
teenth century literature.
Being devoted to his relatives,
faithful to an old coach, and loyal
to his favorite team, Hornback is
in a dilemma, and he is caught in
the middle of the court for the
big game. He knew it even be-
fore his father called him and ask-
ed for a scouting report -on the
Wolverine basketball team.
Risks Ban
Risking a permanent ban from
Bowling Green, Ky., his home
town, Hornback turned down his
His dad's name is Ted Horn-
back, and he is athletic director
at Western Kentucky, Michigan's
regional opponent Friday. If that
isn't enough, his former high
school coach, Johnny Oldham, is
now head coach for the Hill-
toppers; his grandfather was re-
gent at the school, and his uncle
is sports editor of the town paper.
The only things that could be
worse would be if his brother were
the . Western Kentucky president.
Luckily Hornback is only friends
with the president while his broth-

er is a happy, innocent third party
who teaches college in California.
An 'M' Fan
Hornback is a basketball fan,
and as a teacher at the University
of Michigan, he is a fan for Mich-
igan. "I just wouldn't be right to
give my father the information,"
he sighs. "I told him to call John
Benington (the Michigan State
coach). I just don't know who to
root for. I wished Western Ken-
tucky good luck, and I'm going to
do the same for Dave Strack."
Hornback also knows the Wol-
verine coach, as does his father
since Strack once played for him
in a prep all-star game. Last win-
ter the friendship could have solv-
ed the whole problem if Strack
had had some vacancies in his
The elder Hornback came to
Ann Arbor to visit his son and
had dinner with Strack during his
stay. Aware that his school was
going to be a winner the next
year, Hornback tried to convince
Strack to play the Hilltoppers.
Strack declined since he already
had a heavy schedule, but if the
meeting had taken place, neither
side would have any need for
Keats, Yeats and Russell
Despite his knowledge of fel-
lows such as Keats and Yeats,
Prof. Hornback is equally familiar
with people like Russell and Rob-
ertson. After being declared too
bad a shot to play guard and too

small for forward as a freshman
at Notre Dame, he decided ,to hit
the books. But in his free hours,
he served as a professional scout
for some of the leading college
His opinion of a team is not
just that of an enthusiastic fan.
He knows what to look for and he
probably is more familiar with
both Western Kentucky and Mich-
igan than anyone else.
"The game depends on us (that
means Michigan) getting the big
men inside," says Hornback. "They
(that means Western) play like
Kentucky and run like rabbits.
Clem Haskins has great moves and
is a deadly outside shot.
Michigan Stronger
"Michigan is stronger, and their
best bet is to drive 'as much as
possible. Western would be smart
to try a sliding zone so they can
double team Cazzie. They'll try to
outrun Michigan, too."
Hornback wants to see the game,
but he's also apprehensive. Aside
from being attacked by either the
Michigan fans or his father, he is
afraid he won't be able to contain
himself from calling Oldham "Os-
car." "That's his middle name and
he just hates it," chuckles Horn-
He plans to drive to the game
Saturday and root for both teams,
but "Friday, I -think I'll just sit
home quietly and watch on televi-


Angell Hall

Others receiving votes, listed
alphabetically: Boston College,
Bradley, Brigham Young, Colo-
rado State, Davidson, Michigan
State, Oklahoma City, Oregon
State, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is-
land, San Francisco, Southern
Methodist, Syracuse, Temple,


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