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FRIDAY MARCH 20, 1964

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Cagers Meet Duke in

'Wide Open' Tourney

Kansas State, UCLA
To Round Off Action
By TOM ROWLAND
Acting Associate Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
KANSAS CITY, Mo.-They're all here, and they've all got some-
thing to say.
Duke coach Vic Bubas: "We're a tougher team than when we
played them last time."
Duke star forward Jeff Mullins: "We've been looking forward to
this game for some time. We know what to expect."
Bubas: "This time we'll come out swinging."
Mullins: "We've got to beat them on the boards, and that's
what we'll do."
Frank McGuire, South Carolina coach: "I have to go with Duke.
They've got the size and speed, a tough rebounding team. And they
were in the semifinals last year. They got their feet wet."
Red McManus, Creighton: "Pick Michigan, because of their
strength, their physical power."
Tend to Michigan
Ralph Miller, Wichita: "I tend to go with Michigan-they've got
the good rebounding and are a real solid team."
Lots of talk here in rainy Kansas City yesterday. Duke, Michigan,
UCLA, and Kansas State all went through final drills at Municipal
Auditorium, and while everybody had their bit to say, nobody knew
much. With four big fingers in the championship pie, this weekend's
NCAA basketball finals shape up as one of the most wide-open affairs
in years.
A very small group of fans was on hand at the airport yesterday
morning when the plane carrying the Duke team skidded on landing,
slid across the field, and crossed a section of mud onto another run-
way. All 81 passengers, including the Eastern Regional champs dis-
embarked unscathed.
Bubas, Mullins, and Co. stepped out of the plane, grabbed their
bags, and in half an hour the Blue Devils were on the hardwood,
going through final plans for tonight's semi-final battle with Big
Ten co-champ Michigan.
Climb To The Top
A holiday ago-Christmas to be exact-the Wolverines stepped
over the Blue Devils on the Michigan climb to the top with an 83-67
pasting. Said Bubas then: "We ran and hid." Sobered Mullins in ar-
ticulate English: "We did not play very well. They didn't let us have
many rebounds."
From there Duke went on to win 19 of 20 games, including wins
over Tennessee, Davidson, and Villanova. Still in the statistics, the
Blue Devis have won 52 of their last 59 games over a two-season
stretch.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m., depending on whether your
watch is in Kansas City or Ann Arbor.
Coach Dave Strack and his 22-4 Wolverines could feasibly play
two games this weekend against foes they've already met. If the
Blue beat Duke tonight and UCLA conquers Kansas State, the Wol-
verines would face the Bruins for the national title in a dramatic
rematch of that same holiday-ago when UCLA handed Michigan its
first defeat of the winter.
Not Many Straw Votes
The Uclans, who held the number one spot in the national ratings
for most of the season, finished up with a healthy 28-0 record, but the
Bruins haven't drawn too many straw votes to take the NCAA title.
Duke and Michigan seem to be favored as the two, top teams in
an Associated Press poll of NCAA coaches. Says Dartmouth coach
Doggie Julian, "This is one ,of the closest fields I've ever seen. UCLA
is unbeaten. Lots of people like Kansas State. Michigan is so strong.
Duke is big.,Let's say the team that beats Duke wins it."
Only one coach made a quick, straight answer. Tex Winter,
Kansas State: "Kansas State."

Radio, TV
Plans Set
Wolverine basketball supporters
who aren't among the 500 or so
traveling to Kansas City to watch
the team in person will be able
to watch all of tonight's Duke
game and the championship finals
tomorrow night.
Officials of WWJ, radio and
TV, announced yesterday that to-
night's Michigan-Duke game Will
be broadcast and televised, start-
ing at 8:30. Tomorrow night sim-
ilar coverage at 10 p.m. is plan-
ned for the championship game.
Meanwhile, a telegram 50 feet
in length and including 2500
signatures of University students
will be presented to Coach Dave
Strack and the team in Kansas
City this morning.

-Daily-Jim Greiner
EASY TWO-Michigan's Oliver Dardeh. goes up for an easy lay-up in the Wolverines' losing effort
to the UCLA Bruins in the December Los Angeles Classic. Looking on (from left to right) are
Fred Slaughter, 6'5" center, Gail Goodrich, Bruin guard, Michigan's Bill Buntin, recently voted
most valuable player in the Mid-East Regionals and Larry "Trigger" Tregoning, hard-working for-
ward.
New Mexico, man in Van Heusen 417
Bradley Win1
NIT Contests
NEW YORK M -~- The New~
Mexico Lobos blew a 10-point lead
but never lost their poise and ral-
lied to defeat New York Univer-
sity 72-65 last night in the semi-
finals of the National Invitation
Basketball Tournament.
The Bradley Braves crushed Ar-
my 67-52 in the second game of
the NIT doubleheader and will
meet New Mexico in the cham-
pionship game tomorrow after-
noon.
After a 10-10 tie the Cadets fell
steadily behind and could not du-
plicate their previous comeback
triumphs over St. Bonaventure
and Duquesne.
Breaks Tie
Mike Lucero's basket from un-
derneath the net broke a 61-61
tie with 3:26 left and put the Lo-
bos ahead for good after they had
survived a furious NYU rally.
Happy Hairston had led the Vio- He's completely masculine and so-o-o
lets from a 37-27 deficit to a 57- attractive in the V-Taper fit. Slim
53 lead and had tied the score at and trim all the way. I like the
61-61 with 4:56 left.
Hairston played a tremendous casual roll of the Button-Down and'
game for the Violets who had up- the neat look of the Snap-Tab. For
set top-seeded DePaul in the quar- that smart authentic styling - sport
ter-finals. He scored 26 points and
grabbed 12 rebounds, but unfor- or dress-Van Heusen's really got it!
tunately fell and missed a lay-up
with two minutes left that would
have kept NYU close at 64-63.
Harge Gets 17
Harge, the "Big I," and the key
to New Mexico's chances, got 17 VAN H S
points, but 12 of them came in o a younger by design
the first half.
Lucero and Williams shared
high scoring for the Lobos. with V-Taper-for the lean trimn look.
18 points each.

-Daily-Jim Greiner
JUMPING JACK-Everybody's All-America, Cazzie Russell, goes
high for a jumper in December's game with the Uclans. Looking
on anxiously is Bruin Fred Slaughter. The Wolverines lost that
game by 18 points, but hope for a rematch this weekend.

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Tankers T Challenge Leaders in NCAAs

By JIM LaSOVAGE
Nine members of Michigan's
varsity swimming and diving team
will spend a few days of their
spring vacation at New Haven,
Conn., where the NCAA Swimming'
Meet will be held on March 26-28.
Coach Gus Stager will be tak-
ing Ed Bartsch, Rich Walls, Bill
Farley, Rees Orland, Geza Bod-'
clay and Tom Dudley, all of whom
placed high in the Big Ten meet
last March 5-7. Dick Kimball will
take his three finishers in the
same meet, Ed Boothman, Bruce
Brown and John Candler.
.Based on performances in the
dual meet season and the Big Ten
meet, the Wolverines' best hopes
for a first rest with Bill Farley in
the freestyle distances. He cap-
tured two first places in the Big
Tens, one in the 1650-yard and the

other in the 500-yard freestyle
events, tying and setting Big Ten
records with times of 17:36.0 and
4:57.6, respectively.
Walls also took two firsts in
freestyle events, in the 100- and
200-yard races. In the longer 200
distance, he set a new Big Ten
record of 1:47.0 in the prelimin-
aries. Farley finished third in-
this event.
Bartsch contributed two seconds
for Michigan in the Big Tens in
the 100- and 200-yard backstroke
races. In both events he was
touched out by less than a second.
In the 100-yard race, teammate
Orland finished two places be-
hind him.,
Stager will use Bodolay in the
breaststroke events. He placed
fifth in both the 100- and 200-
yard events in the Big Tens. Dud-

ley will back up Farley in the
distance freestyle events.
Coach Kimball's biggest threat
will be Ed Boothman, runnerup
of both the low (one meter) and
three meter boards in the Big
Ten meet. Behind him will be
Brown,, who took a fifth and a
sixth, and Candler, who added
points with a fourth and a ninth.
The Maize and Blue will have
formidable foes in Southern Cali-
fornia, Yale, and, once again, In-
diana. Southern Cal comes to New
Haven as the defending champion.
But Yale and Indiana are expect-
ed to make a strong challenge to
take the crown.
Indiana swept the Big Ten meet
from Michigan by a 50-point mar-
gin, and has the power and depth
to stack up quite a few points.
This is the first time the Hoos-
iers have been able to compete

since 1960 because of a suspen-
sion 'for illegal football recruit-
ing practices.
Yale continued its domination
in the East this year. The Elis
have an outstanding swimmer in
Steve Clark, who set a new NCAA
record in the 200-yard freestyle
of 1:45.5 in the Eastern Inter-
collegiate championships a week
ago.
The Hoosiers will bring with
them five individual Big Ten win-
ners in Ted Stickles, Pete Ham-
mer, diver Rick Gilbert, Fred
Schmidt and Chuck Ogilby. Gil-
bert, Stickles and Hammer each
collected two firsts.
Southern Cal will have NCAA
100 - yard backstroke champion
Bob Bennett, but will be missing
the services of two champions in
John Konrads and Per Ola Lind-
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