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Page 10-Sunday, March 29, 1981-The Michigan Daily

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Ten, ACto meet in Philly finals

declaws LSU,

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Landon
Turner ignited Indiana in the second
half, and the Hoosiers earned a berth in
the NCAA basketball title game with a
67-49 victory yesterday over Louisiana
State.
The ninth-ranked Hoosiers, tight and
unable to get any momentum going in
the first half, ripped off the first 11 poin-
ts of the second half. Ray Tolbert grab-
bed an offensive rebound and hit a stuff
shot with 59 seconds gone, then Turner,
a 6-foot-10 junior, went to work.
HE HIT AN assortment of lay-ins and
short jump shots, scoring the game's
next nine points, and Indiana led 38-30
with 15:561eft to play.
Turner wound up with 20 points.
Turner had only seven points in the

first half on 3-for-8 shooting, but when
he found the range, it seemed to spark
the other Hoosiers. In a 4:39 stretch
that started with 13:40 to play, Indiana
outscored LSU, 12-2, taking a 52-34 lead
with 9:01 remaining.
TED KITCHEL, Randy Wittman, and
Turner each had four points in that
span, and they had broken free from
their first-half shooting slump.
The Hoosiers stretched the lead to as
many as 21 points, 62-41, on a pair of
foul shots by Isiah Thomas with 1:57
left.
Thomas, Indiana's All-American
guard, sat out practically the entire
second half after picking up his fourth
personal foul with 16:33 to play. Jim
Thomas, unrelated, came off the bench

for Knight and filled in with the
that is the trademark of Indian
ch. Though scoring only two pc
rebounded, he made two sig
steals, and he hounded LSU
Ethan Martin in the manner t;
Isiah Thomas should have been
do.
KNIGHT USED exclusively I
to-man defense, the defenset
brought him so much success i
years at Indiana, and it gave
second shot at an NCAA title.
In addition to his scoring, Tur
LSU's Durand Macklin to four
none in the second half.
Isiah Thomas scored 14 point
diana, and Kitchel added 10.
Carter led LSU with 10, and I
Mitchell, a freshman forwa
nine.
NEITHER TEAM WAS able
control in the first half, durin
there were five ties and]
changes.
Carter hit a 20-foot jump si
5:57 to play before intermission
LSU its biggest lead of the game
Indiana then ran off six poi
row, four by Isiah Thomas, an
26 with 4:28 to play in the first ha
LSU SCORED THE final fou
of the half, two each by Carter a
tin, to take a 30-27 lead into the c
room, but that moment of triun
fleeting.

success LSU went scoreless the first 5:06 of
a's ben- the second half, finally breaking the ice
aints, he on a jump shot by Carter with 14:54 to
;nificant play.
3 guard Kitchel then hit a pair of free throws
hat only as Martin picked up his third foul, and
n able to Carter responded with a six-foot
baseline jumper that made it 40-34 with
his man- 14:06 to play.
hat has IT WAS THEN that Indiana ended all
in his 10 hope of an LSU rally. Kitchel, who had
him his taken only two shots in the first half,
sank a 22-footer. Wittman, 1-for-6 from
ner held the field in the first half, hit consecutive
points, jump shots, and Turner added two free
throws that gave Indiana eight straight
s for In- points in 2:48 and a 48-34 lead with
Howard 10:52 to play.
Leonard Willie Sims, LSU's super sub, hit a
rd, had lay-in, and Indiana came back with four
more points on a 20-footer by Kitchel
to take and two more free throws by Turner
g which that capped the Hoosiers' 12-2 burst and
10 lead sidelined the Tigers until next season.
KNIGHT WAS ASKED in his wildest
hot with imagination, if he felt Indiana could
1, giving overwhelm LSU the way the Hoosiers
, 26-21. did in the second half,
nts in a "I've got a wild imagination, yes,"
d led 27- Knight replied.
alf. "No, I didn't expect it. But I thought
r points we were well prepared for LSU from
nd Mar- our game with Alabama-Birmingham
dressing in the second round of the tournament's
nph was Midwest competition. They play the
same type of game."
w

INDIANA

LSU

Mitchell ..............
Macklin..............
Cook .................
Martin ........... .
Carter ..............
Sims...............
Jones..............
Tudor .................
Bergeron............
Costello............
Black..............
Team Rebounds

fg/a
3/10
2/12
3/5
2/8
5/10
2/8
0/2
1/3
0/0
0/0
I/i

ft/a
3/4
0/0
0/0
3/3
0/0
1/2
0/1
4/4
0/0
0/0

Rf
10
8
5
3
s
2
2
0
0
1
3
41

PF Pts
3 9
1 4
5 6
4 7
3 10
0 5
3 0
3 6
0o0
0 0
02z

I g/a
Kitchel................3/8
Turner ................ 7/19
I. Thomas ............. 6/8
Whittman ............. 3/10
Risley ...............0/2
J. Thomas ............ 014,
Bouchie ...............0/1
Grunwald .............1/2
Brown................. 0/1
Isenbarger.............0/1
Franz...............0/0
LaFave .............. 0/0
Tolbert..............3/7
Team Rebounds
Totals ................. 23/63

ft/a R
4/4 6
6/7 8
2/3 2
2/2 2
1/2 2
2/2 9
0/0 2
1/2 2
0/1 0
0/0 0
2/2 0
0/0 2
1/2 6
2
21/27 43

A PF Pts

0
0
4
2
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
5

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20
14
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1
2
0
3
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0
0
2
7

"ArPhoto
LOUISIANA STATE'S LEONARD Mitchell rejects this attempt-by Hoosier
pivotman Ray Tolbert in the first half of yesterday's 67-49 Indiana NCAA.
semifinal victory in Philadelphia. A quick, leaping defense allowed the
Tigers to take a 30-27 edge into the locker room at halftime, but Bobby
Knight's gang played it stingy in the second half, holding explosive LSU to 19
points. Indiana's closest tournament game thus far has been a 15-point
lashing of Alabama-Birmingham.

Totals ................. 19/59 11/14
Halftime- LSU 30, Indiana 73
Attendance-19,000

11 22 49

14 15 67

Technical Fouls- LSU coach Brown

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Al Wood, a Virginia tied the score, 37-37, by out-
silky smooth forward, scored a career- scoring North Carolina 7-1 in the next
high 39 points and breathed new life into 1:54, getting five points from Lee
a listless North Carolina offense, sen- Raker, but then Wood went to work.
ding Coach Dean Smith's Tar Heels into BLACK HIT A 15-footer from the foul
the NCAA title game with a 78-65 vic- line, and Wood added a longer jump
tory over Virginia yesterday. shot. Wood hit another jumper and tur-
Wood scored 23 points in the second ned it into a three-point play when he
half, when the Tar Heels launched an was fouled by Virginia guard Jeff
11-point spurt that thwarted Virginia in Jones. A 12-foot turnaround jumper by
its first trip to the Final Four. Wood made it 46-37.
WOOD CAPPED that run with nine Another basket by Wood gave the Tar
straight points, giving North Carolina a Heels an 1-point lead, 48-37, and with
48-37 lead with 9:52 to play. Wood 9:52 to play, the Cavaliers never were
Championship game
Indiana (25-9) vs.
North Carolina (29-7 (NBC-TV)
.. ........ .. ................... . . . .*...
.r::: .::r:.:. .::*::::.:::::::::::::::::: . ..:.: _ __ __. .. . .. ....

several minutes later, out-scoring
Virginia, 6-2, over a 1:34 span, getting
four points from Worthy and two from
Wood to forge ahead, 20-19, with 3:52
left before halftime.
Sampson then hit a 10-foot tur-
naround jumper, and Perkins answered
with one free throw, tying the score, 21-
21, with two minutes to play. There
were three ties after that as the half en-
ded at 27-27.
North Carolina shot only 38 percent
from the field in the first half, as
neither guard, Black nor Mike Pepper,
were able to score. Black didn't even
take a shot.
IN THE SECOND half, however,
Black found the range and North
Carolina also found several chinks in
Virginia's zone defense. Perkins and
Wood each had several easy. lay-ins as
Sampson roamed the outer portion of
the free throw lane.
Jones, normally a playmaker and not
a shooter, almost singlehandedly kept
Virginia in the game in the second half.
He hit a baseline jumper that snapped
the Tar Heels' 11-point run, and seconds
later, he drove in for a layup and was
fouled, completing the three-point play.
That pulled Virginia within six, 48-42,
with 9:16 remaining.
Two baskets by Wood, sandwiched
around a jumper by Riker, stopped any
possible rally, and Coach Smith again
was headed for that elusive NCAA title,

the one he needs to cap a brillian@
coaching career.
"WE KNEW WE were capable of
beating them," Wood said. "We had
them down 16 at our place and 13 at
their place."
Virginia came back in both regular-
season games to defeat the Tar Heels,
the second time at Chapel Hill, N.C. in
overtime.
"We will trade those other two for
this one," said Smith.
"WE HAD SOME feeling, I don't
know if it was revenge, but each guy
took it personally to stop them," said 6-
9 freshman center Sam Perkins.
Virginia captain Jeff Lamp ex-
pressed his team's disappointment
when he said: "You work to win the
national championship all year, so it
has to be a big disappointment when
you don't reach your goal."
Jeff Jones, another senior, just gave
credit to the winning Tar Heels.
"THEY PLAYED very well an
when they got ahead, they kept at-
tacking and tried to increase their lead
instead of being content," Jones said.
Virginia Coach Terry Holland used
three guards to try and stop Wood, who
stands 6-foot-6. Othell Wilson, a 6-foot
freshman, was one of the three who
drew that assignment.
"We threw everything but the kitchen
sink at them, trying to stop Wood,"
Holland said. "But nothing worked."

scored the next four points for North
Carolina, and with the help of freshman
center Sam Perkins, closed out
Virginia's biggest offensive weapon, 7-
foot-4 Ralph Sampson.
Perkins, only 6-9 but with a reach
which spans 82 inches, outrebounded
Sampson, 8-6. Eacn had 11 points.
The first half ended in a 27-27 tie, and
when Jeff Lamp took home a driving
layup and Sampson hit one of two free
throws for a 30-27 lead 1:17 into the
second half, it looked like Virginia was
off and running.
JIMMY BLACK became the first
North Carolina guard to score a point in
the game when he was awarded a
basket on a goaltending violation by
Sampson. Black then hit an 18-footer
with 17:22 remaining, giving North
Carolina its first lead since the opening
half, 31-30.
Perkins scored a three-point play and
Black was awarded another two points
on goaltending by Sampson, completing
a nine-point spree that put North
Carolina ahead, 36-30, with 14:56 to
play.

able to get any closer than six points af-
ter that.
James Worthy and Black each had 10
points, and reserve Matt Doherty
scored eight for the Tar Heels. Lamp
and Raker topped the Cavaliers with 13
points apiece, and Jones had 10.
THE VICTORY gave Smith his third
chance at an NCAA title. He reached
the final game twice before, losing in
1968 to UCLA and in 1977 to Marquette.
He has taken the Tar Heels to the Final
Four six times without earning the
ultimate victory, although he has more
NCAA tournament victories than any
other coach, 27.
Virginia, meanwhile, was making
only its second appearance in the NCAA
tournament. In 1976 the Cavaliers lost
their first game to DePaul, 69-60.
Neither team was able to establish
any momentum in the first half, which
saw seven ties and six lead changes.
Virginia grabbed the biggest lead of the
first half, four points, at 10-6, when
freshman guard Othell Wilson ran off
six straight points within 1:49.
NORTH CAROLINA surged back

Ar oto
VIRGINIA'S RALPH SAMPSON (50) grabs one of his nine rebounds (above)
during the Cavaliers' 78-65 loss to North Carolina yesterday. Sampson
scored 11 points in the game. Below, North Carolina's James Worthy (52)
drives past Virginia's Jeff Jones during the second half of the ballgame. The
score was 27-27 at halftime, before Al Wood, who finished with 39 points, took
command. The Tar Heel's victory avenged two earlier losses this season to
Virginia.

NORTH CAROLINA
FG/a ft/a'
Wood .................. 14/19' 11/13'
Worthy ..............2 8 417
Perkins.............. 4/7 3/5
Pepper ................ 0/4 0/0
Black ................. 4/6 2/3
Doherty.............0/t 8/9
Braddock ............0/1 O0
Kenny...............1/1 0/0
Team Rebounds
Totals ................. 25/47 28/37,

VIRGINIA
fg/a ft/a

R
10
3
9
i
4
0
1
2
31

A
0
4
3
0

PF Pts
3 39
28
4 11
2 0
4 10
1 8
0 0
0 2

Lamp............... 7/18 4/4 7
Gates ................. 1/1 0/0 4
Sampson............3/10 57 9
Wilson ............... 417 0/0 2
Jones.............. 5/1 i/I 3
Stokes.................0/2 0/0
Raker.................59 3/3 5
Lattimore.............1i/1 0/0 1
Team Rebounds 2
Totals ................. 26/61 13/15 34
Fouled Out- Lamp, Raker
Halftime- Virginia 27. North Carolina 27
Attendance-18,276

4
0
J
n
0
0

5
4
3
4
3
3
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R A PF Pts

14 27 65

11 is 78

BASEBALL ROUNDUP:

Cards
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Tom Herr
had a triple and a single and drove in a
pair of runs yesterday as the St. Louis
Cardinals defeated the Detroit Tigers,
7-1, in exhibition baseball.
Morris gave up five runs on nine hits
in the six innings he workedbut still
maintained a respectable 2.73 earned
run average over the 33 innings he has
worked while compiling a 3-2 record
this spring.
THE CARDINALS broke a 1-1 tie in
the second and took the lead for good
when Steve Braun hit a leadoff double
and scored on Mike Ramsey's two-out
single.
The Tigers, who committed four
errors in the game, tied it, 1-1, in the
bottom of the first when Jim Lentine
singled, went to third on Al Cowens'
single and came home on a two-out
single by Lance Parrish.
i,7hit ;,.Cnr: DL ;h;lliv

bury Tigers,
Fisk followed with a blast over the left Pittsburgh scor
field wall against loser Larry Christen- in the fourth off st
son. mmIE

7-11
ed two unearned runs
arter Larry Gura.
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Squires accounted for the other
Chicago run which he drove in on a
single in the seventh.
Expos 5, Dodgers 1
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -
Gary Carter belted a two-run home run
in the fifth inning and rookie Tim
Wallach hit a solo shot in the eighth,
powering the Montreal Expos to a 5-1
triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers
in exhibition baseball yesterday.
Veteran Ray Burris worked the first
six innings to gain the victory. He scat-
tered eight hits, yielding the Dodgers'
only run in the fifth inning when Derrel
Thomas stroked an RBI single.
Montreal had grabbed a 2-0 lead in
the fourth against Rick Sutcliffe , the
Dodgers' starter and loser. Larry
Parrish trined tsn cenre Cnrter uhnw

THE r:WlNNlNG pitcher was Jir
Wright, who held the Pirates hitless fOr
the final three innings.
George Brett's sacrifice fly in the six-
th knocked in Willie Wilson for the
Royals' first run. Kansas City tied the
game at 2-2 in the seventh on a triple by
U.L. Washington and a sacrifice fly by
Dave Chalk.

Astros 12, Reds 5

I

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Cesar Cedeno,
still bothered by the playoff injury to
his right foot, doubled twice and singled
to pace a 15-hit Houston Astros attack in'
a 12-5 exhibition baseball victory over
the Cincinatti Reds yesterday.
Cedeno dislocated his right ankle and
had ligament damage in Game Three of

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