The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, March 28, 1978-Page#
GIVENS GIVES 'EM TITLE
out Blue Devils,
By AP and UPI
ST. LOUIS - Explosive
Jack Givens continually finding
seams in the Duke zone, fired in
a near record 41 points last
night, and Kentucky's
pressure-proof Wildcats roared
to a 94-88 victory over the lIlue
Devils in the championship
game of the 40th NCAA basket-
The Wildcats, playing under what
Coach Joe Hall called the most intense
pressure of his six-year career at Ken-
tucky, clinched their fifth national title
behind a brilliant one-maa show by
The left-handed Givens scored 23 of
his points in the first half to power the
nation's No. 1 team to a 45-38 lead at in-
termission, then continued his one-man
assault on the basket in the second half.
Givens sank three baskets during an
11-2 burst as the Wildcats moved into a
66-50 lead with 12:42 left in the game.
That mountainous 16-point lead was
enough for Kentucky to withstand a
flurry by the Atlantic Coast Conference
playoff champions, who fought back
valiantly but could get no closer than
same building against Memphis State
in 1973. At that time, the building was
known as the St. Louis Arena; it is now
called the Checkerdome.
A crowd of 18,721 gave Givens a stan-
ding ovation, roaring his nickname of
"Goose," as the brilliant Kentucky
forward left the game.
The Blue Devils made a frantic rally
near the end of the game and cut Ken-
tucky's once-formidable lead to 92-86
after Hall had removed his seniors
from the lineup in the last half-minute.
Then, with 10 seconds left and Ken-
tucky's regulars back on the floor, Mike
Gminski hit a 15-foot jump shot to trim
it to 92-88. But Givens, Rick Robey and
company held to clinch the Wildcats'
After Kentucky broke Duke's full-
court press, James Lee, considered by
many the best sixth man in college
basketball, put the finishing touches on
the triumph with a dazzling slam dunk
in the closing seconds.
The victory was especially sweet for
Hall, who had insisted in his pre-game
press conference Monday that his
senior-studded team had faced almost
unbearable pressure during the season
because of its top national ranking for
all but two weeks of the year. He also
talked about pressure from the Ken-
tucky fans, who wanted nothing less
than a national championship from the
start of the season.
They were pinned with the label "the
Fold-up Five" by some of their hard-
line fans, even though they lost just two
games in 32 all year.
Hall, however, was greeted by the.
song, "My Old Kentucky Home," as he
stepped to center court to receive the
NCAA championship trophy, the bur-
den of the tough year having been lifted
from his shoulders.
Rick Robey finished with 20 points for
the Wildcats while ninth-ranked Duke
was backed by guard Jim Spanarkeli
with 21 and freshman Eugene Banks
For Banks, the game was played un
der difficult circumstances. According
to St. Louis police, at least two threats
were made on his life prior to the game.
Although there were no incidents
during the contest, extra security was
placed around the Duke bench. An
NCAA official later said he believed the:
threats were prank calls.
In fact, with a lead of seven points,
Hall began to substitute. Then, finding
his team's lead slowly eroding, he had
to let his regulars return to the game.
H e w ho leaps hest . . AP Photo Givens' performance was just three
Ha h h points shy of the record for an NCAA
Duke's Scott Goetsch grabs the rebound but Kentucky's James Lee (32) got the last laugh as the Wildcats grabbed the championship final set by Bill Walton,
NCAA title from Duke last night. Blue Devil Gene Banks looks on. who scored 44 points for UCLA in this
NEW TICKET OFFICE PLAN:
By LISA KAPLAN
In the wake of three straight
seasons of record ticket sales, the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics has implemented a new
football ticket ordering plan.
The biggest change in the
procedure is that students will pre-
order their tickets in the spring
rather than in the fall. In addition,
students, particularly seniors, will
no longer be faced with tremen-
dously long lines.
THIS ACTION has been taken by
the Board "in order to continually
insure students, who are our
primary concern, of the opportunity
to receive tickets," according to
Assistant Athletic Director Charles
Harris. "Every year there is the
potential that the demand for tickets
will be greater. We wanted to do
something to guarantee students the
opportunity to receive tickets."
The plan has been necessitated by
the increase in the average atten-
dance from-92,000 five years ago, to
104,000 this past year.
THE NEW procedure pis as
follows: early registrants will be
given a football application form at
l ticket lines are no more
the exit station at CRISP. Those who
do not register early can pick up
their applications at the ticket win-
dows at Crisler Arena between April
Applications must then be filed at
the ticket windows of Crisler Arena
starting Monday, April 3 to Friday,
April 28th. Mondays through
Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Failure to file during this time will
result in forfeiture of priority rights,
or possibly the opportunity to pur-
chase tickets at the student rate.
GROUP APPLICATIONS may be
filed if each application has a stam-
ped name and number: Football
seating priority will be determined,
as in the past, by class level, but now
on a random selection basis. Group
seating will be based on the lowest
priority student in the group.
Finally, tickets may be picked up
at the Track/Tennis Building bet-
ween September 5 and 8th.
Tickets must be picked up in per-
son and a valid ID card for the fall
term must be presented, in addition
to a driver's license, or some other
picture identification. Alts ough
students do not have to be enrolled
for the fall term to file an ap-
plication, they must be enrolled for
the fall term at the time they pick up
THOSE TICKETS not picked up at
this time will be distributed from the
Athletic Ticket Office from Sept. 11
to Sept. 15th.t
Seniors will not be able to circum-
vent the system by registering for
classes and then disenrolling in the
fall. If a student does this, he will be
charged a $50.00 disenrollment fee,
in addition to the cost of his ticket.
THE $24.00 charge for a season
ticket for six games will again be
billed to the student account. For an
additional $36.00, one may purchase
a spouse ticket, upon proof of
marriage. This payment for the
spouse ticket must be made when
the tickets are picked up.
According to Mr. Harris, the ad-
vantages of this system stem from
the fact that "It's easier for the
student. You don't havesto carry the
coupon through the summer. You
just pick them up in the fall."
When asked whether this new
format may upset alumni, Harris
remarked, "Our basic premise of
operation, because we are a univer-
sity and school, is to include the
students. Certainly, we'd like to, be
able to accommodate our faculty,
alumni, and general public, but our
first obligation is to students curreii-
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ron Brewer's 30-
foot jump shot at the buzzer gave the
Arkansas Razorbacks a dramatic 71-69
victory over Notre Dame last night in
the third-place consolation game of the
NCAA basketball championships.
THE RAZORBACKS, led by Marvin
Delph's 26 points, including three key
foul shots in the last two minutes, had
pulled into a 65-63 lead before the sixth-
ranked Irish made a dramatic rally.
Substitute Tracy Jackson scored a
field goal with 1:04 to go and Kelly
Tripucka hit another basket for Notre
Dame to trim the Razorbacks' lead to
69-67 with 37 seconds remaining.
WITH 22 SECONDS left, Alan Zahn
was fouled by Notre Dame's Bruce
Flowers, but missed the front end of a
one-and-one free throw opportunity.
Flowers grabbed the rebound and
passed to Jackson, who tied the game at
69 with a jumper at the 13-second mark.
The Razorbacks then brought the ball
downcourt, setting the stage for
Brewer's long, game-winning shot.
Brewer scored 20 points overall as the
fifth-ranked Razorbacks finished their
season at 32-4. Delph's game-high total
came despite the fact that he was sad-
dled with four fouls during the first half.
THE RAZORBACKS also played
most of the game without forward Jim
Counce, who suffered an abdominal in-
jury while driving for a shot late in the
Zahn and Sidney Moncrief each ad-
ded 10 points for the Southwest Con-
Dave Batton, scoring 13 of his points
in the first half, wound up with 15 to'
lead Notre Dame, 23-8.,Flowers added
12 points, Jackson had 11 and Tripucka
10 for the Irish.
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SPOR TS OF THE DAILY
By AP and UPI
LAKELAND, Fla. - John Tamargo's
two-run single in the top of the 11th in-
ning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5
victory over the Detroit Tigers yester-
day in exhibition baseball.
Mark Fidrych worked the first five
innings for the Tigers, permitting six
Cardinal hits and two runs.
The Tigers had taken the lead in the
ninth inning. But the Cards scored three
times against Detroit's reliever, Jim
Crawford, with the go-ahead run
scoring on a double by Ken Rietz.
Detroit tied the game at 5-5 with a run
in the bottom of the ninth on a walk by
Mark Wagner and a double by Steve
The Tigers scored three runs in the
second inning, one on a single by
Mickey Stanley, another on a single by
Milt May and one on a wild pitch.
Stanley also singled in a run in the four-
The loss was the Tigers' second
straight in 11 innings at the hands of the
Cardinals and their sixth this spring
against 13 wins.
Also yesterday, pitcher Vern Ruhle,
the Detroit Tigers' rookie of the year in
1975, was placed on waivers for the
purpose of giving him his unconditional
Ruhle had been battling to come back
from a sore shoulder that had him on
the disabled list and at Detroit's Evan-
sville, Ind.,, farm club most of last
The 27-year-old from Coleman,
Mich., was hit hard his first several
spring outings but said he felt good. In
his last performance, Saturday against
Philadelphia, he pitched two strong in-
ripped in eleven
Kuhn said yesterday.
Until the end of last week, it appeared
the A's would be sold by Charles 0.
Finley to oilman Marvin Davis and then
be transferred to Denver. But the deal
broke down Friday, and after a
weekend of trying to piece it back
together, baseball is pulling out of the
In Denver, Davis was frustrated and
angry but said he would try again to
buy a major league baseball team and
move it to Denver.
"Yes I'm ready to try again, only
next time it will be a cleaner and less
complicated deal," said Davis.
Davis said baseball people were
furious after Finley refused to go
through with the sale.
"He still couldn't or wouldn't
deliver," said Davis. "The baseball
people absolutely blew their tops. They
absolutely came unglued.
"They are going to let him go ahead
in Oakland and take the beating he's
sure to take," Davis said.
"When you stop and think of all the
expense and all the work Finley caused
everybody and then didn't deliver when
all of his terms were met, I just can't
"He's embarrassed so many people
who worked so hard to put the deal
together, with no conceTn for anybody
but himself," said Davis. "Everybody
in baseball is so mad they can't even
Crowns and courts
MEXICO CITY (AP)-The World
Boxing Council announced yesterday
of the WBC's ruling that Spinks
first defend his title against Nor-
Meanwhile, attorneys for Leon
Spinks said yesterday they will file suit
against the WBC today.
The suit, to be filed in U.S. District
Court in Las Vegas, contends the coun-
cil's "acts thus far are contrary to their
constitution," said Detroit lawyer
Lester D. Hudson.
Hudson,HSpinks' attorney along with
Edward F. Bell, said the WBC violated
its own Article 12 which says that the
boxer recognized as champion in his
weight division is required to defend his
title against a boxer ranked in the top
ten within six months after gaining the
Spinks, 24, won the title February 15
in a 15-round bout with the then cham-
pion Muhammed Ali. Spinks is still
recognized by the World Boxing
Association and New York state.
White Sox 2, Cincinnati I
St. Louis 7, D)ETROIT 5
Houston 9, Minnesota X
Philadelphia 5,. Los Angeles I
Boston 4. Toronto I
Cleveland 11, California 6
Oakland 9, Milwaukee:i
San Diego 12, Seattle:
San Francisco 5 Cubs 2
C'leveland '!K. Golden St. 88
G A Pts.
1. Lafleur, Mon......... 57 68 125
2. Trottier, NYI..........44 73 117
3. Sittler, Tor...........43 65 108
4. Lemaire, Mon........34 59 93
5. Perreault, Buf.........41 46 87
G Pts. Avg.
1. Gervin, S.A..........732002 27.4
2. Maravich, N.O.........50 1352 27.0
3. McAdoo, N.Y........72 932 26.8
4. Thompson, Den....... 71 1902 26.8
5. Abdul-Jabbar, LA ..... 54 1390 25.7
Off. Def. Avg.
1. Robinson, N.O. .....275 924 15.8
2. Malone, Houston ......380 506 15.0
3. Cowens, Boston......223 730 14.0
4. Walton, Portland......118 648 13.2
5. Hayes, Washington ... 300 675 13.2
G No. Avg.
1. K. Porter, N.J.........76 773 10.2
2. Lucas, Houston.......75 694 9.3
3. Sobers, Indiana: ....... 72 514 7.1
4. Van Lier, Chicago ..... 73 506 6.9
5. Nixon, L.A............. 73 505 6.9
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