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Saturday, March 27, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Pann Nine

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Villanova challenges UCLA
for national championship

Cinderella Yellowjackets face
North Carolina for NIT title

By AL SHACKELFORD
Woo-woo chugga-chugga clang-
clang!
It's that UCLA express, steam-
ing toward its fifth straight NCAA
crown, piloted by superb forwards
Sidney Wicks and Curtis Rowe.
Will the Bruin express be stopped
by long-shot Villanova?
Chances are slim, although Vil-
lanova played a whale of a game
Thursday night at the A-dome in
nippingda great Western Kentucky
team 92-89 in double overtime. Vil-
lanova simply outgunned the Hill-
toppers, shooting 49 per cent from
the floor to Western's meager 37,
per cent.
UCLA looked as formidable as
ever in trouncing Kansas 68-60.
Henry Bibby emerged' from his
shooting slump to score 18, mostly
from outside, and Wicks whittled
Jayhawk forward Dave Robisch
to a splinter in scoring 21. To add

press with his deft ball-handling.
Rowe, often referred to as "the
other forward" on the Bruin squad,
outbattled Jayhawk sequoias Ro-
bisch and 6-10 Roger Brown on the
boards, collecting 15 caroms. He
backed up Bibby and Wicks with 16
points.
"My goodness, I don't know when
we've had so many turnovers,"
commented Bruin trainer Johnny
Wooden. UCLA, bothered by the
Kansas press on occasion, turned-
the leather over 24 times in one
of its less awesome floor perform-
ances.
Kansas Coach Ted Owens blamed
his team's loss on missed charity
tosses, saying, "We didn't take ad-'
vantage of our chances." Kansas
hit a poor 12 for 23 from the line
compared with UCLA's 22-30. The
imperturbable Wicks calmly tossed
in 11 of his 13 chances.
Villanova parlayed the deadeye

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insult to injury, the smooth 6-8 shooting of
Wicks broke Kansas' full - court towski into

husky Hank Siemionk-
their second straight

upset win. Just one week ago The
Wildcast bumped off undefeated,
Penn by a startling 90-47 count.
iiemiontkowski netted 31 points
in a fine display of shooting from.
about 15 feet out. Villanova Coach
Jack Kraft commented after the
game, "We designed our offense
so that whoever was guarded by
Jim McDaniels would get the 15-
foot shots. We didn't think Mac
would come out too far on de-r
fense." This Krafty strategy paid
off as the Big "S" hit again and
again while McDaniels, Western
fine 7-0 center, stood near the key..
All-America forward Howard
Porter was a monster for Villanova
in the second overtime as he swat-
ted a pair of Western .hots out of
bounds and sent the 'Cats into an
89-87 lead with a corner jumper.
Western got fine efforts from
Jerry Dunn (25 points) and Jim;
Rose (18 points) but just couldn't
match the torrid Wildcats from
the field.
Western Kentucky's loss prob-
ably deflated many Bruin-haters
who saw the aggressive Hilltopper
press as the weapon whicn could
have stopped UCLA. The Bruins
numerous turnovers against Kan-
sas demonstrated their weaknesst
for a tough press.
Villanova must do two things to
defeat UCLA today: continue their
fine shooting and stay out of foul
trouble. Basically a five-man team,
the Wildcats almost blew the West-
ern Kentucky game after Siemionk- in
towski fouled out with a few sec-
onds left in regulation time. Joe -Associated Pres s
onnplad sllanova s sixball this UCLA BRUIN Kenny Booker (left) battles for a rebound with
year, particularly in the East re- Kansas center Roger Brown (55) in Thursday's NCAA semi-
gionals against Penn, but can't per- finals in the Astrodome. UCLA won the contest and will meet
form as well as his starting mates. Villanova today to determine the national champion.
Sonics win rights to Haywood
ending legal hassle -withB

NEW YORK W)--Georgia Tech's
big Rich kid gets a shot at the
North Carolina roulette wheel to-
day in the finals of the 34th Na-
tional Invitation Basketball Tour-
nament.
It's Rich Yunkus' crack outside
shooting against North Carolina's
free-wheeling substitution system,
often termed Coach Dean Smith's
"roulette players."
"We'll get blown out if we don't
play our game," Smith said yes-
terday on the day before the
championship at Madison Square.
Garden.
The game he's talking about is
a high-pressure, man-to-man de-
fense, board strength with a trio
of fluid, agile front-liners and a
quick-striking fast break.
It's also the game that Yunkus
says Georgia Tech must stop.
"We can't let them control the
boards," said the blond, 6-9 center
with one of the best outside shots
in the country. "If they get the
board play, they'll run us out with
that fast break."
Smith's system of shuttling

daily
sports
14IGHT EDITOR:
BILL ALTERMAN
players in and out of a game has
been the key to North Carolina's
three victories in this classic-a
90-49 sweep of Massachusetts in
the opener; the 86-79 quarter-
final success over Providence and
a 73-67 triumph over Duke in the
semifinals Thursday night. .
"When the players get tired,
they let me know by holding up
their fists-and I send in fresh re-
inforcements," said Smith.
The Tar Heels' balance has been
pointed out dramatically in this
tourney. They lost leading scorer
Dennis Wuycik to injury in the
first game, and still asserted them-
selves.

Among the North Carolina cast
are 6-foot-6 Bill Chamberlain, 6-8
Dave Chadwick and 6-11 Lee Ded-
mon, a quick center who will have
the job of guarding Yunkus, a 27-
point-a-game scorer.
North Carolina guards George
Karl and Steve Previs, one of the
quickest backcourts in this 16-
team tourney, will be charged with
holding off Georgia Tech's Frank
Samoylo and Jim Thorne. Georgia
Tech's Tommy Wilson and Bob
Murphy will battle one-on-one with
the Tar Reels forwards.
The Tar Heels, who won the
regular season Atlantic Coast Con-
ference crown, appeared only once
before in the NIT. They were
eliminated in last year's first
round.
Georgia Tech also m'nade only
one other appearance, in 1970, and
dropped a quarter-final match
after an opening-round victory.
The Yellow Jackets made it into
this year's finals with victories
over LaSalle, Michigan and St.
Bonaventures.

Schoolboy crowns at stake.
as March madness peaks
By AL SHACKELFORD
March madness reaches its climax today with the four finals of,
the Michigan state high school basketball championships at Crisler
Arena.
The featured game will pit Detroit Kettering against Flint North-
ern in the Class A finals at 8:30 p.m. Kettering, led by 6-9 All-State
center Lindsey Hairston, nailed Campy Russell and his number-one
ranked Pontiac Central squad 70-67 last Saturday to win a favorite's
role in tonight's contest.
Michigan basketball fans may be viewing a future Wolverine in
Hairston, who is currently being courted by the school's recruiters.
Other Kettering starters are high-scoring Conniel Norman and Rick
Higgs at the forwards and Joe Johnson and Howard Robinson at
guards.
Flint Northern finished'second to Pontiac Central in the power-
house Saginaw Valley Conference and clipped Kalamazoo Central
52-40 last Saturday in the semifinals. A lack of height may plague
Northern tonight, as they have only one starter over 6-3.
Center Tom McGill leads Northern scoring with a 23-point
average while forward Wayman Britt has grabbed 16 caroms a game
to lead the team in that category. Lending good outside shooting and
floor leadership to Northern is 5-11 guard Ron Polk.
Perennial champ River Rouge is favored to clobber Muskegon
Heights in the B finals at 11:30. Rouge has piled up one of the finest
records in the history of schoolboy basketball and turned out such
stars as Willie Betts, Frank Price and Bill Kilgore.
The Class C finals will feature a battle of the undefeateds as
Stockbridge (23-0) faces Shelby (23-0). This will be Stockbridge's
first trip to the finals, but Shelby has been here before.
Jesse Campbell, a 6-8 center, brings 28-points and 25-rebounds
a game stats into today's 4:30 C final. Campbell and his smaller
mates have guided Stockbridge to the number-one ranking in Class C
this year, one notch ahead of challenger Shelby.
At 3 p.m. Covert will tangle with Freesoil in the D final. Covert
grabbed 'the title a few years back behind giants Jim Sarno and
Maurice Armstrong, but fields a smaller, better-shooting team this
year. Freesoil boasts a 6-4 All-State center in Rich Shereda.

IN IRISH INVITATIONAL
Michigan netters crush Florida

Special To The Daily

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SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Michigan's defending
Big Ten Tennis Champions traveled to South
Bend yesterday to compete in the Irish Invita-
tional Tennis Tournament. This was the first in-
tercollegiate action for the Wolverines this season,
and they didn't wait long in asserting their tal-
ents by routing Florida 8-1 in t h e i r opening
match.
The Gators are usually one of the b e t t e r
southern tennis teams, but they were completely
outmanned as Michigan took five singles matches
and all three doubles competitions. The only loss
came at the sixth singles slot where Mike Ware
defaulted to Florida's Mike McCafferty after split-
ting the first two sets.
Michigan's victory was so complete that none
of the top five singles players were even extended
to three sets.
, In number one singles, Junior Joel Ross de-
feated the Gatoc's Ray Heidema 6-4, 7-6. The
second set was decided using the tie breaker sys-
tem. Tim Ott, who recently outdueled Dick Ray-
reby for the second position in a challenge match;
easily handled Rick Knight 6-2, 6-4, Ravreby de-
cisioned Bruce Bartlett 7-5, 6-4. Freshman Kevin
Senich made his varsity debut with a convincing

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6-4, 6-4 victory over Rusty Addie. Ramone Al-
monte, Wolverine captain, picked apart Bing No-
bles in the number five singles match and came
out on top 6-0, 6-2.
According to Michigan Coach Brian Eisner,
"Ware developed severe stomach cramps and had
to default. He also had to be pulled out of number
one doubles, but (Doug) McClaury did a great job
in his place."
Ott and McClaury, both tremendously power-
ful servers, downed the Gator team of Bartlett and
Hiedema 6-3, 6-2. In the second doubles match
Senich and Almonte were extended to the limit
but still managed to-emerge with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
victory over Knight and Addy.
Ravreby and Ross completed the romp as they
tore past Nobles and McCafferty 6-3, 6-2.
Eisner remarked that he "was very happy with
the ovorall performance." He added, "The doubles
combinations will be switched around during the
tournament. We'll use a different number one
team each time."
The Irish Invitational also includes the squad
of Indiana and host Notre Dame. Michigan meets
the Irish today at 8 a.m. in what Eisner expects
to be an "outstanding match." Notre Dame has
a 3-2 team record.

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NEW YORK (P) - The National
Basketball Association said yester-
day Spencer Haywood, a center
of controversy in his two years
as a, pro, can play with Seattle at
a cost of $200,000 to the Super
Sonics.
The outhof-court settlement, in-
cluding the $200,000 fine by the
League, was announced by NBA
Commissioner Walter Kennedy
and ended a series of legal hassles
involving Haywood, the Sonics and
the NBA.
"All litigation now pending in
reference to the Haywood-Seat-
tle SuperSonics case in the Fed-
eral Court is to be immediately
dismissed with prejudice," said

NCAA COMPETITION:
Indiana dominates swimming;
Esteva bests teammate Stamm

AMES, Iowa (P) - Southern blistering 6:39.0 clocking, shatter-
California's 800-yard freestyle re-1 ing the old American mark of
lay team smashed the American 6:47.2 also set by the Trojans in
record by more than eight seconds, 1970.
but Indiana, behind record-shat- In the second day of the three-
tering Gary Hall, continued to build day NCAA aquatic show at Iowa
a huge team lead in the 48th NCAA State, two other American records
swimming and diving champion- were fashioned and a five NCAA

ship last night.
The Southern Cal quartet of
Andy Atrenk, Kim Tutt, Tom Mc-
Breen, and Jim McConica outlasted
Indiana's foursome to win with a'

Cowboys
ahead in
*wrestling
AUBURN, Ala. iP) - Mighty
Oklahoma State, sending five into
championship matches, virtually
clinched its 27th National Colleg-
iate Athletic Association wrestling
championship last night.
The Cowboys built a 73-52 bulge
over defending champion I o w a
State, which earned two finals
spots.
Iowa State, which also won in
1969, could gain a tie if all OSU
wrestlers lost and the Cyclones
won each match by a fall.
Two Cowboys won on referee's
decisions, Darrell Keller over,
Navy's Lloyd Keaser at 1 4 2
pounds, and Jay Areson at 150

marks fell both in the afternoon
preliminaries and the evening's
six-finals program.
Hall became a double winner,
copping the 400-individual medley
with an American mark of 3:58.2
and in the afternoon trials, fresh-
man Tom Bruce of UCLA posted
a 100-breastroke American mark
of 56.8.
It was the second victory in
American record time for Hall who
also won the 200-yard individual
medley ;Thursday in 1:52.2.
Although Indiana made a stirring
battle against Southern Cal in the
800-freestyle relay, with Jim Mc-
Conica, the Trojans newly crowned
200-freestyle champion, staving off
Hall on the anchor 200 leg, the
Hoosiers were disqualified when a
team member jumped in the pool
before the other teams had
finished.
Indiana's clocking of 6:39.5 also
bettered the former American re-
cord and Indiana's own NCAA re-
cord of 6:48.8 in the afternoon pre-
lims.
Although the relay disqualifica-
tion took away 26 points, Indiana
has compiled 239 points for a 74-
point lead over Southern Cal 'after
the meet's first 11 events.
Hall's second victory in the three-
day meet came after Spaniard San-
tiago Esteva of Indiana upset

ed in 51.71 seconds and Stamm in
51.73.
Indiana, carrying a wide team
point margin into the second night
of the three-day meet, also had a
new champion crowned in Mark
Spitz, who captured the 200-yard
butterfly in 1:50.1, slightly slower
than his own American and NCAA
record of 1:49.5.
Defending champion Brian Job
of Stanford retained his 100-yard
breaststroke title by leading all
the way to defeat UCLA freshman
Tom Bruce, who set an American
and NCAA record of 56.8 in the
afternoon prelims. Job's title-win-
ning time was 57.2, with Bruce
clocked at 57.6.
The 200-yard freestyle crown'
went to Jim McConica of South-
ern California, whose teammate,
Frank Heckl, edged out Indiana's
John Kinsella for second place.
McConica led after the first 100
yards and Kinsella, who Thursday
set an NCAA mark of 4:27.3 in the
500 freestyle, never could cut down
McConica's early lead.
In the afternoon's five-event
individual trials, Indiana produced
a total of 12 qualifiers including
no fewer than five for the 12-man
finals in the 400-individual med-
ley.

'Kennedy in a statement. The term
"with prejudice" means an issuer
is legally dead.
However, there still is. other
legal action involving Haywood
which has not been settled.
"This the NBA action does not
affect our breach of contract suit
against Haywood nor our $10
million damage suit against the
Seattle SuperSonics," said a
spokesman for the Denver Rock-
ets of the American Basketball
Association. Haywood, who was
rookie of the year and most val-
uable player in the ABA last sea-
son, jumped to the Sonics this
season from the Rockets with
whom he had a $1.9 million con-
tract.
Kennedy also said the Sonics
would participate in all rounds of
the NBA's college draft next Mon-
day and that "all protests filed
by NBA teams in reference to
games in which Haywood partici-
pated have been dismissed."
"It clearly appearing that Hay-
wood's contract with the Denver
Rockets of the American Basket-
ball Association is invalid," Ken-
nedy said, "a settlement was work-
ed out in meetings with the league,
its counsel and counsel for Hay-
wood."
The crux of the NBA's case
against Haywood and Seattle was
its constitution and by-laws which
prohibit a club from signing a
player until his college class grad-
uates.
Haywood, who signed with Seat-
tle last Dec. 28, was an Olympic
ace and a sophomore star at the
University of Detroit and his col-
lege class does not graduate until
June, 1971.
During the various legal ma-
neuverings, Haywood managed to
play in 33 games for the Sonics.
In Seattle, owner Sam Schul-
man of the Sonics said he felt the
I NBA would "show compassion and
minimize the fine over the years."
Bullets win
PHILADELPHIA (P) - The crip-
pled Baltimore Bullets apparently
took a miracle cure as they came
back to rout the Philadelphia 76ers
119-107 last night to even their
National Basketball Association
semifinal playoff series at one
game each.

Special to the Daily
PHOENIX - Michigan's ace
right-hander Jim Burton put on
another good pitching perform-
ance yesterday but received little
support from Wolverines batsmen
and came out a. loser, 2-1 to Wyo-
ming.
Burton scattered ten hits and
only walked one but suffered his
first loss after two wins. The de-
feat was Michigan's fourth against
five victories on their spring trip
which they close out today against
Wyoming.
In the bottom of the ninth three
Wyoming singles loaded the bas-
es but Burton retired the next two
and seemed to be out of the jam.
But a passed ball by catcher John
Lonchar let Gerald Stearns cross
the plate with the winning run
for the Cowboys, and gave Bur-
ton his loss.

WYOMING
Bulloch 2b
O'Daniels lb
Stearns 3b
Meyer ss
Madia cf - rf
Onjack c
Martoglio rf
McKenzie If
Corbin if - rf
Daniel ph
R. Sullivan cf
Wiatrak ph
Jones p

Meanwhile ,in Los Angeles, the
Buffalo Braves of the NBA ask-
ed U.S. District Judge Warren J.
Ferguson, who ruled that Hay-
wood could playdwith the Sonics,
for permission to pick Haywood at
Monday's college draft.
Ferguson said he could not ap-
prove or deny the request until
such a draft is made.

Carrow 3b
Bowen cf
Rafferty ss
P. Sullivan lb
Roberts if - rf
Mulvihill c
Lonchar ph - c
DeCou rf
Kettinger ph - If
'Kocoloski 2b
Burton p

MICHIGAN

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Totals 36 2 10
Errors - Rafferty, Bulloch, Meyer
3. PO - A Wyo., 27-16; Mich. 26-10.
DP - Wyo. 3. LOB - Wyo. 10,
Micli. 9. RBI - Madia, Kocploski.
2b - Martoglio, Stearns 2. SB -
Roberts, Onjack. Sac - Roberts,
Burton, Madia.
rhe
MICHIGAN 010 000 000-1 6 1
Wyoming 000 001 001-2 10 4
PITCHING
ip h r er w so
Burton (I, 2-1) 82 10 2 1 1 8
Bones (w, 1-0) 9 6 1 1 3 3
HBP - Roberts by Jones. Pass-
ed ball - Lonchar. Umpires - Meh-
ren, Ashby. Time 2:20. *Two out
when winning run scored.

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