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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday Mnrth 23. 1 975

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DAYTON (T) -- Kentucky,
using two huge freshmen
centers in a very physical
game plan, ended the na-
tional championships
dreams of top-ranked In-
diana Saturday, defeating
the pieviously unbeaten
Hoosiers 92-90.
The victory puts Ken-
tucky in the NCAA's final
for the seventh time. The
Wildcats' four NCAA titles,
are second only to UCLA's;
nine.
For Kentucky, senior guards
Mike Flynn and Jimmy Dan
Conner scored 22 and 17 points,
respectively, on outside bombs
and driving jump shots. Fresh-
men centers Rick Robey and
Mike Phillips had 10 pointsi
each and did good battle on the
backboards.
"Indiana is a great ball team
but I think we wanted thisione
a lot worse than they did."
Robey said. "This game is
everything we've been working
for since that loss," he said of
Indiana's 98-74 romp over Ken-:
tucky last December.
For Flynn, the Kentuckyl
mission had taken longer than t
mere months. He and the
other seniors in a highly-tout-c
ed draft class made up for1
three years of frustration
when they were picked to win
and didn't.t
"This victory is kind of a
dream for the seniors on this

team. We've been working four
years to accomplish it. Beating
a top-ranked team and getting
into the finals is like a dream
come true," Flynn said.
Indiana's remarkable 6-111
center, Kent Benson, had a
game-high 33 points and 23 re-I
bounds for Indiana. He was the+
major factor in a frantica
Hoosier comeback which fell+
two points shy, but he could not
overcome Kentucky's balance.
Benson's tip-in with 24 sec-
onds remaining closed the gap
to 90-88. Then Kevin Grevey, a
second team All-American,
sank two free throws to give
Kentucky a four-point lead.

Laskowski scored for Indiana
with 14 seconds remaining to
close the Kentucky lead to 92-
90. But Indiana was unable to
get the ball back, and their un-
beaten streak disappeared.
Kentucky Coach Hall, win-
ning for the first time over In-
diana in five attempts, credited
his bench and a newly designed
defense with ending the Hoo-
siers' string.f
"Our bench wore them down,"'
Hall said, "and we changed
defenses for this game, We went1
from a 1-3-1 to a man-to-manĀ£
and it seemed to work."
Hall said he instructed his
guards to take quick shots in t

order to deny Indiana's sticky !
defense any chance to get set
up. "We wanted to be loose of-
fensively," said Hall, whose
team hit nearly 57 per cent of
its field goal attempts in th,
second half.
The Wildcats blew the game
open with a 16-4 surge in 41/2
minutes midway through -he
final half. Phillips and Grevey
each had two baskets in that
stretch, and Robey also had four
points as Kentucky Coach Hall
effectively alternated his cen-
ters.
Indiana, seeking the inspira-c
tion to send the Hoosiers toward

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a national title, started 6-7 for-
ward Scott May for the first
time since the All-American
suffered a broken left arm on
Feb. 22 against Purdue.
May, who scored 25 points
ir, the December victory over
Kentucky, made only one of
four shots in- 7% minutes of
play before leaving the game.
The victory ended a victory
string for Indiana which began
after a loss to Michigan last
year in the Big 10 playoffs.
"The better team just won.
That's all I can say," said In-
diana Coach Bobby Knight.
"We'll be back some day."

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From Wire Service Reports
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -'1hir-
r a n k e d Louisville conquered
Maryland's press and rode the
hot hand of guard Phillip Bond
to a 96-82 victory in the finals
of the NCAA Midwest Regional
basketball playoffs.
The triumph moved Louisville
into the national semi-finals for
the third time.
"THEY CAME in as the best
shooting team in the coun:ry
and we held them to 43 per
cent," said Louisville Coach
Denny Crum. "I thought i. was
wir defense that got us through
all ye r and it helped us again
tod. .
Maryland Coach Lefty Dlre-
sell agreed that the Terps'
shooting was sub-par. "We had
a lot of little ones that s -e'ned
ike they went in and then c ne
out,"' he said. '"Louisville is a
very fine team and could win
it all. I hope they do, since

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they beat us." 1 in the first half, as UCLA cooly
Maryland got off to a cold handled Arizona State's press-
start while Bond ignited Louis- ing defense and jumped to an
ville into an early lead. Louis- early lead.
ville hit 67 per cent from the With All-American Dave Mey-
field in the first five minutes of ers battling a variety of leg
the game while Marand hit injuries, Johnson handled +he
38 per cent. bulk of the Bruins' offense. He
repeatedly converted steals and
BOND, WHO finished with 23 rebounds into baskets as UCLA
points, picked up the scoring rushed to a 14-point bulge at
slack for Louisville's 'op scorer, 46-32.
Junior Bridgeman, wno hi only Johnson continued to blister
one point in the first half - nd the Sun Devils as the second
picked up his fourth foul after half started and with Wasoing-
fie minutes of the second half. ton blocking shots and graboing
Louisville, now 27-2, blew to4 rebounds, UCLA broke the game
its biggest bulge of th . game wide open. Soon the lead was 20
after eight minutes of tha sec- points, at 64-44, and the Bruins
ond half when the Cards took a were thinking about San Diego.
71-55 lead on a bucket by Eopho-
more Danny Brown. STATE, led by Lionel Hollins

point, the Sun Devils sliced the
lead to 13 at 70-57. But Drol-
linger came off the bench to
sink two quick baskets and with
Meyers helping Washington on
the backboards, the Bruins soon
had restored their big margin.
THEN WITH less than 10 min-
utes left to play, Arizona State
made one more run at UCLA.
Johnson quickly scored a bas-
ket and then soared high over
the defensive rim to grab a re-
bound. Washington spun off two
straight layups and the Bruins
were home free after that.
Arizona State, 25-4 and the
champion of the Western Ath-
letic Conference, was led by
Scott Lloyd's 20 points. Lionel
Hollins added 16. Rich Wash-
ington added 16 points for
UCLA.

Pairings for
NCAA Semi's:
KENTUCKY (25-4) v,<:
SYRACUSE (13-7)
UCLA (26-3) vs.
LOUISVILLE (27-2)

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MIKE FLYNN (24) of Kentucky scores yesterday in the Wildcats' startling upset of top-
ranked Indiana. Indiana's Kent Benson, falling away from Flynn, had a superlative ef-
fort yesterday, but a less than inspired performance by his teammates cost the Hoosiers
the game.

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and James Holliman, tried to
stay with the Bruins and a: one

L AKEWOOD TOPS CLASS B
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charge, cutting Louisvi'le lead
to 82-78 with 4:20 left in *he
game. '[ansas State topped
Louisville, with baskets by 3C41 SRS 7 L e W2
William Bunton and Bond, pull-
ed back ahead and stalled out
the final 2 "1h minutes
Allen Murphy supported Bond by S raCU
in the scoring with _:o points for
Louisville. Bridgeman and Bn- PROVIDENCE, R.I. (P)-Rudy Hackett scored 28 points, two
ton finished with 13 each.
Wesley Cox,, recoverng from of them on a left-handed shot over his head at the buzzer which
a hamstring injury, was a big sent the game into overtime, as upstart and unheralded Syra-
addition to Louisville'q lineup, cuse won the NCAA East Regional championship, 95-87, over
scoring 15 points. Kansas State yesterday.
"We've been the underdog in every tournament we've played,"
THE TERPS were le3 by John Hackett said. "I was a little worried when we went 1 ato the
Lucas 27 points, hn19Owengame 3 point favorites. We like to play the role of the under-
Brown with 19. dp.
The fourth-ranked Terps fin-do.
ished their season with a 24-5 The final five minutes of regulation was an incredible see-
record. saw battle. Chuckie Williams, who had a game-high 35 points,
seemingly gave Kansas State a victory when he hit a 20-foot

By AL HRAPSKY
Led by the shooting of Terry
"Sweet Dew" Duerod and Mor-
ris Wright, the Highland ParkI
Polar Bears overcame a bril-'
liant 34 point performance by
Flint Northwestern's James Per-
son to capture the Michigan
High School Class A basketball
title, 85-76, before a sellout
crowd here at Crisler Arena yes-
terday.

felt we could adjust to the full
court pressure because we work-
ed hard all week on it."
Although the Wildcats led
most of the first half and even
managed a seven point mar-
gin in the second quarter,
Highland Park exploded in the
final three minutes of that
period. Wright scored eight
points in that stretch-one
bucket at the buzzer-and the
Pnnr la oRe nuc t dnr-d Nnrth-

col egrove Ieads
Lakewood
By JON CHAVEZ
Yesterday's Class B final be-
tween Lake Odessa Lakewood
and Mt. Pleasant will not go
down in history as one of Michi-
gan high school basketball's
better final games.
A far cry from the River

For Lakewood, it was almost
the same story as Coach Rolly
krauss' team could 'hit only 13
of 31 first half shots and 42.1
per cent for the game.
But the Vikings had two things
going for them: 6-3 guard Greg
Colegrove in the first half and
6-2 forward Al Westendorp in
the second.
Colegrove, the least erratic of
his teammates, was deadly from
the outside, totaling 9 points
and adding seven rebounds in
boosting his team to a 27-18 half-
time advantage.
Mt. Pleasant, coached by
George Noch, took many bad
shots in the first and second
quarters but stayed close be-
cause of nine Lakewood turn-,
overs and the scoring of Forrest
Hawkins.
Kim Tillotson, who scored 28

points in the Oilers semifinal
victory over Wyoming-Godw;n
Heights, managed only two
points on free throws by the
hIalf. He didn't get his first field
goal until 6:24 of the third
quarter.
It was all Lakewood in the
second half. The taller Vikings
pulled away, mainly via the
free throw route.
A slew of Mt. Pleasant fouls

Jon n I stO ars
PORTLAND, Ore. (P}-Sopho-
more Marques Johnson tossed

In a nip and tuck battle, the a uuRouge-Muskegon Hights battles
Polar Bears wore down the western 15-2 to go into the of the past, horrendous shooting
Wildcats in the third quarter, lockerroom with a 48-42 ad- and poor floor play marked the
scoring on' several fast break vantage, t bcontest which saw the Vikings
opportunities, to take a com- The Wildcats battled back to of Lakewood high emerge vic-
manding eight point lead. North- within four points, 72-68 wth torious 69-4.
3:26 remaining in the contest, ros6-7
western's doom was sealed, on a driving layup by Pe son' Both Mt. Pleasant's Oilers and
however, w h e n backcourtman Bnt driving ap by cson- the Vikings seemed unable to
Eddie Simmons and Person got But Northwestern failed to capi-
talize on two straight Polar get over their championship
into foul trouble early in that Bear turnovers, and Person thn game litters. The former shot a
period and the Wildcat full court fouled David Draper, who COn- miserable 28.2 per cent for the'
press broke down. nected on a one and one opp :r- r game.
Grover Kirkland, in his second tunity.
year as head coach at North- After that, Wright canned two
western, said, "We felt we had; free throws, converted a t
to beat them with the press. point play, and hit a long jump-
And that's where we hurt them er to put the game out of reach,
the most. 81-70. Both teams then sub-
"Highland P a r k is very stituted freely.
quick," Kirkland said. "Once Usually playing a zone de-
they broke the press we couldn't fense, Northwestern surprised
recover in time and they had a both Pursiful and his charges
three on two fast break." with a man to man which in-
While Northwestern's press cluded occasional double coya-
forced the Polar Bears into erage of the high-scorin
turnover after turnover in the Deurod.
first half, Deurod and Person "Because Wright and Deurd
put on an awesome offensive shoot so well from the outside,"
disulay- said Kirkland, "we had to keepN
De'irod, responding to ch'mts constant pressure on them. The
of "Dew, Dew, Duerod," which man to man is geared to stop
echoed everytime he attemoted outside shdoters."
a shot, hit 8 of 11 from the floor Although Pursiful claimed that
for 19 first half points. Persen a severe muscle spasm which
connected on 7 of 11 for 141 forced Deurod to the ocnch r
markers, about a minuite early in the
Sixth-year H i g h 1aand Park t'ird quarter hampered "Sweet
coach Da rrell Plirsif'il s.,-id, Dew's" play, the 6'2" seoior
"We weren't concerned when finihed with 25 points.G
we zot behind in the first half Wrirht comolemented Dcm -
beca' se we were preporei I rod's performance w it h 23
noits, an Draper roll ^ed D1.
Tsrr sugar sweet Terry Thnmes and Eddie Sirn-
m As contriuted 14 each to the
HIGhlAND PAR Wildcats' cause.
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sent Lakewood to the line ftr in 20 of his game-high 35 points
20 points. Westendorp sank 9 of in the first half yesterday, lead-
9. ing UCLA to an 89-75 romp over
The Vikings, who outrebound- Arizona State in the West Re-
ed the Oilers 59-40 in winning gional playoffs and giving the
their first state title in the Bruins a berth in the NCAA
school's history, were 'ed by basketball tournament's semi-
Colegrove and Westendorp vith final round for the ninth con-
17 points each. secutive year.
lawkins and Tillotson had 13 jUCLA, which had its record
and 10 res ectivelyfort l ta . string of seven straight NCAA
Pleasant. y crowns snapped by North Caro-
lina State in last year's semi-
finals, will meet Midwest Re-
gional - winner Louisville n e x t
Saturday at San Diego.
JOHNSON, a slick 6-foot-6%1
forward, was all over the court

shot from the corner. The Wildcats led 76-74 and there were
only five seconds left.
BUT SYRACUSE, which upset North Carolina on Thursday
with a last-second shot by Jim Lee, pulled off another set of
heroics. Guard Jim Williams dribbled the length of the floor
and fed Hackett underneath the basket.
The 6-foot-9 senior turned and as the buzzer suonded let go
a five-foot, left-handed shot that sent the game into overtime
at 76-76.
Hackett sent Syracuse ahead 78-76 at the outset of overtime,
but Williams tied it at 78-78, the last time Kansas State was to
see a portion of the lead.
The Orangemen then rattled off six straight points to open
a 84-78 lead with two and a half minutes to play.
THE CLINCHER came when Lee drove and scored a layup
with 1:43 remaining and was fouled on the play. He completed
the three-point play and Syracuse had an insurmountable 87-80
lead.

MT. PLEASANT CLASS D CHAMPS

All

Saints

repeat

By RICH LERNER
Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart jumped to an
early lead, holding Allendale scoreless for the
first five minutes of. the game, and beat the
Oilers 65-55 to win the Michigan Class D high
school championship at Crisler Arena last night.
Allendale was obviously rattled in the first
quarter and did not get untracked until the
second stanza. "I think the nerves had some-
thing to do with it," said Allendale coach Ken
Pierce.
After the first quarter the teams played
on even terms. "That could've been the
game," said Sacred Heart coach Denny
Kuiper. "I credit it to our defense, but they
were tight too."
Trailing 11-4 after the first period Allendale
threatened to close the gap on many occa-
sions, but could get no closer than six points
away. Allendale lost many opportunities on turn-
overs.
"We made more floor violations today than
we did in the whole tournament," said Pierce.
The tandem of all-state center Dave Si-
mons and guard Bill Myler paved the way
for the Fighting Irish victory. Myler tossed
in a game-high 26 points, 21 of which came
in the second half, while Simons controlled
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Pierce said. "But their defense was too good."
Sacred Heart gives
Mt. Pleasant a split
By TOM DURANCEAU
Chet Walker . . . Dave DeBusschere
Ralph Simpson and now Bill Harris.
Bill Harris has put himself right up with
those greats of past Michigan high school bas-
ketball as he had another outstanding final,
leading Bay City All Saints to its second
straight Class C state championship; a 78-68
victory over Cassopolis.
Harris fired in 34 points, 24 in the first
half, to give the Lefty Franz coached squad
another title. Harris had 33 yoints in last
years final against Detroit Servite.
The contest started out at a blazing pace,
as both teams went running and shooting to the
extent that defense seemed to have left the
arena. Cassopolis broke out to a 17-11 lead 'mid-
way through the first period, mainly on their
fast break led by guards Roger Walters and
Bill Dugey.
All Saints called time out and then closed to
within four 21-17 at the quarter.
The Cougars then stormed ahead as Har-
ris began to shoot the eyes out the basket.
All Clinc. mniA ant t a fiv noint lead

D n erod
Wright
Ke(3 nnedy
Watkills
Richardson
Turner
Whiccehead
Olden
Do,0 tc h
Hart
Te:n)
Totals

1 -20 5-6 6
3-4 2-3 10
9-12 0-2 13
8-21 7-11 6
1-7 1-4 2
1-1 2-2 1
0-0 0-0 0
1-1 0-0 1
0-0 0-0 0
1-1 0-0 1
0-0 0-0 0
0-0 0-0 0
34-67 17-28 48

1 25
3 8
4 18
1 23
3 3
0 4

SCORES'

1 0 NCAA
1 2 Cincinnati 95, Notre Dame 87, ot
0 0 Central Mich. 88, Oregon st. 87
o 2 Syraicuse 95, Kansas St. 87, ot
0 0 N. Carolina 10, Boston College 90
0 0 Neveda-Las Vegas 75, Montana 67
Kentucky 92, Indiana 90
14 85 Louisville 96, Maryland 82
N UCLA 89, Arizona St. 75
F Pts NIT
0 2 Providence 85, St. John's 72

F LINT 'NORTIHWES'1n

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