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*Wednesday, March 17, 1971


Page Nine

~Wednesday, March 17, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Poge Nine

Michigan linked

Kn Lks wallop

tucky State, the NAIA champion,
apparently was passed over for a
bid to the National Invitation Bas-
ketball Tournament because of a
threat py Michigan to back out ofj
the NIT, the Lexington Herald said
NIT officials denied it and Don
Canham, Michigan athletic direc-
tor, called the report "an absolute
"We chose teams on the basis
of records and quality of oppo-
nents," Ben Carnevale, chairman
of the selection committee for the
tournament in New York. "There
were teams considered ahead of
Kentucky State."
The NIT is scheduled to start
March 20 in New York's Madison
Square Garden.
The Herald quoted Lucias Mit-
chell, coach of Kentucky State, as
saying that he was told twice that
Michigan would withdraw if his
team were invited.
'I sympathize with the commit-
tee," Mitchell was quoted by the
paper. "They've got to protect
their tournament. If all the big
teams started backing out, they'd
be through.
"The big schools just don't like
to be beat by the smaller schools
and we think we could have won

(rue us,
Mitchell said he learned of Mich-
igan's threat from a New York
writer and a scout for the Phoenix
Suns. "With all those people say-
ing it, it's got to be more than a
humor," he said.
Kentucky State, in winning the
NAIA or small college champion-
ship, finished the season with a 31-2
record, including a 14-game win-
ning streak.
Mitchell said after his team had
clinched the NAIA title, members
felt sure they would be invited to
the NIT. "Our kids were really
looking forward to New York and
the NIT," he added, explaining
the team's disappointment.
Canham termed the report that
Michigan threatened to pull out
"ridiculous . . . absolutely stupid."
"We play NAIA teams in base-
ball and basketball," he said. "We
have no concern who plays in thel

By The As ess
NEW YORK ew York
Knicks broke on *terly and
demolished the Los Angeles Lakers!
115-82 in National Basketball As- f
sociation play last night.
The final 15 minutes of the
game were played in semidarkness
when most of Madison Square
Garden's lights - along with the
scoreboard clocks and public ad-
dress system-failed.
New York outscored the Lakers
14-3 late in the opening period to
take a 27-17 first-quarter lead.
The Knicks were ahead 71-58+
when the power went out and held
an 80-63 advantage starting the
last quarter. The Lakers scored 1
the first three points, then New
York reeled off 11 in a row to
cruise to a 25-point lead.
Walt Frazier's 22 points, Bill
Bradley's 21 and Dave DeBus-
schere's 18 and 20 rebounds led
the Knicks. Willie McCarter top-
ped Los Angeles with 19 points.
Bulls mount
CHICAGO - Tom Boerwinkle'
and Jerry Sloan clicked for 20
points in the final period last night
to lift the Chicago Bulls to a
113-99 triumph over the Baltimore
Bullets in a National Basketball
Association contest.
The victory, the 50th for the
Bulls, increased their margin over
third-place Phoenix in the mid-
west division playoff battle to
three and one-half games with
four remaining.
Leading 86-85, the Bulls out-
scored Baltimore 12-2 in a three-
minute period to put the game 'out
of danger.
Sloan wound up with 24 points
while. Boerwingle had 26. Earl
Monroe led the Bullets with 24.
* * *
Hawks claw
Hawks roared back from an 18-
point deficit last night behind the
scoring of Lou Hudson and Pete
Maravich to defeat the Philadel-

phia 76ers 130-125 in a National
Basketball Association game.
Hudson tied the Philadelphia
Spectrum record for a visiting
player with a 43-point night and
Maravich added 28 points as the
Hawks pulled away in the final
Atlanta held a 92-89 lead enter-
ing the last quarter and led by as
much as 11 points when Maravich
canned 16 points and Hudson 14
in the final 12 minutes.
Philadelphia's biggest lead was
39-21 at the beginning of the sec-
ond quarter. Atlanta trailed by
only 62-57 at the half ,and took
3:35 left in the third quarter.
Archie Clark and Luke Jackson
had 26 points apiece for the 76ers.
* * *
Cas click
CLEVELAND - Bobby Smith
scored a career-high 37 points last
night to lead the Cleveland Cava-
liers to a 108-103 victory over the
San Francisco Warriors in a Na-
tional Basketball Association game.'
The Warriors were in front, 80-
78, at the end of the third period
and in its lead to 85-78 in the first
two minutes of the fourth quarter1
before Cleveland, sparked by Smith
and Walt Wesley, rallied.

Smith and Wesley each scored
10 points in the fourth period. Jeff
Mullins led San Francisco with 34
* * *
Pacers race
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Indiana
pulled away in the third quarter
last night downing Pittsburgh 130-
119 in the first game of an ABA
doubleheader with Freddie Lewis
and Roger Brown in the chief scor-
ing roles.
Kentucky met New York in the
second game of a benefit for the
late ABA referee Andy Hershock.
It was tied at 63-63 in the second
half before Mel Daniels' goal sent
the Pacers ahead for keeps.
Brown scored 39 and Lewis 29 for
Indiana with Stew Johnson hitting
39 and John Brisker 28 for the Con-
In other pro basketball. games
last night, Cincinnati came roaring
back to down Buffalo 113-102. The
win, sparked by rookie Nate Archi-
bald's 25 points, kept the Royals'
playoff hopes alive.
Dan Issel fired in 39 points to
lead Kentucky to a 122-104 win over
New York.

-Associated Press
The net is my destination
Red Wing goalie Roy Edwards (30) stares behind to watch teammate and former Michigan great
Red Berenson (7) fight it out with Boston's John McKenzie (19). The action took place last night
as Boston murdered Detroit 11-4.
owbo passer incarcerated

Henry Cooper loses crown
open air stadium approved
i LONDON - Joe Zugner, Hungarian-born boxer, outpointed
Henry Cooper last night to win the European and British heavy-
weight title.
Cooper, nearing 37, was cut and bruised around both eyes but
staged a tremendous finish over the last three rounds.
A crowd of 6,000 as Wembley indoor stadium booed the verdict.
Cooper conceded nearly 16 years to ,his opponent and more than
20 pounds in weight. Cooper weighed 189 pounds and Bugner 212.
It was the first time Cooper had lost to a Briton for 13 years.
Bugner is a naturalized Briton. Referee Harry Gibbs scored the fight
731/4 points to Bugner to 731/2 points to Cooper.
* * :
" BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Erie County Legislature gave a go-
ahead yesterday on a state agency's proposal for an open-air sports
stadium, which seemingly has won the approval of Buffalo Bills' owner
Ralph C. Wilson.
The lawmakers, by a 13-6 vote, declared their intention to build
a 65,000-to-80,000 seat stadium in suburban Hamburg. The State
Urban Development Corp. last week suggested that a "no frills stad-
ium" be built there at a cost of between $23 million and $27.5 million..
* a *
0 LOS ANGELES - Spencer Haywood testified yesterday he
never could understand how his six-year contract with the Denver
Rockets totaled the $1.9 million claimed by the American Basketball.
Association club.
Haywood was the opening witness as testimony started in the
U.S. District Court jury trial of the Rockets' breach of contract
suit against the controversial pro basketball standout.
The pact was broken down in court to show the Haywood would
be paid $51,000 a year for two years, then four years at $75,000 a
year with $10,000 a year invested over a period of 10 years.
Haywood testified he "kept asking" Rocket President D. W.
Ringsby "to show how the contract provides $1.9 million."
"The pay totaled $450,000. I wanted to see how the $100,000
was going to pan out to $1.5 million," he said.
- ~* *
0 CHICAGO - Coach Dick Motta of the Chicago Bulls denied yes-
terday reports he accused the Milwaukee Bucks of letting up in a Na-
tional Basketball Association loss to the Phoenix Suns Sunday at Madi-
son, Wis.
"I didn't accuse Milwaukee of doing, anything," said Motta, whose
Bulls are battling Phoenix for a playoff berth in the NBA's Midwest
Division. The Milwaukee Bucks have the divisional title sewed up.

DALLAS, Tex. AP - Dallas
Cowboys quarterback Craig Mor-
ton was arrested by Dallas police
Sunday and booked on a misde-;
meanor charge of "indecent con-
duct and abusive language."
Morton said the charge was ri-
diculous and his lawyer said it was
not a legal one.
Officers D. E. Mayner and R. C.
Hawthorne said they arrested Mor-
ton after they saw him standing
beside a parked car at an all-night
service station and urinating.
Mortondsaid he was innocent of
such conduct.
iinid Mets
LAKELAND, Fla. (A) - Mickey
Stanley's wrong-field grand slam
homer carried the Detroit Tigers
to a 10-4 exhibition victory over the
New York Mets yesterday.
Stanley's blast polished off a six-
run Tiger rally that broke a 2-2
deadlock and sent Mets starter
Jim McAndrew to the showers.
Pinch - hitter Claude Molinare
singled to lead off the Tiger fifth
and Dalton Jones and Gates Brown,
followed with singles to account
for the Tigers' first two runs of the
big inning.
Aurelie Rodriguez singled and
Bill Freehan drew a walks to lead
the bases, setting the stage for
Stanley's homer off relief pitcher
Charlie Williams.
Jones also homered for the Tig-
ers, a two-run shot in the eighth.
Donn Clendenon and John Milner
had round trippers for the Mets.

He was taken to jail and later+
released on a $50 bond. His case
comes up in municipal court April
"It's so ridiculous, it's absurd,"
he said Tuesday. He was wearing
a cast on his right elbow from a
recent operation.
Morton's lawyer said, "This is
a foolish thing. Indecent conductl
is not even a legal charge..I don't
know what it it. I'm confident we'll
have this matter thrown out when
the hearing is held."
"Nothing like that ever hap-
pened" Morton said. "We pulled up
to get some gas and I got out of
the car. My date was driving and
I told her to pull closer to the gas
pump. Then the two policemen
came up and told me I was under
"I thought they were kidding. I
said I hadn't done anything. They
told me to get in the car. I still
though they were kidding.
"Then one of them grabbed my
right arm and bent it behind my
back. I told him to take it easy, I
just had that arm operated on.
"They made me get in the patrol
car and we drove off. I admit

that's when I started using abu-
sive language. I was pretty darned
upset. This whole thing is a farce."
Dallas Cowboy president Tex
Schramm was out of the city and
unavailable for comment.
Al Ward, the assistant general
manager, said, "I 'have no com-
ment. I have 'to check with his

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