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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 1951

Kentucky, Kansas State Win;leetforNCA

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K State Hot in 68-44 Rout,
luskies Topple Mormons


Wildcats Edge Illini, 76-74;
St. Johns Takes Third Place

Illini Takes Big Ten Gym Title
4> * * *

State decisively defeated Okla-
homa ACM by a 68-44 score here
last night to win the NCAA
Western Championships and
earn the right to meet the Ken-
tucky Wildcats in the finals of
the tournament at Minneapolis
Tuesday evening.
The Kansas State Wildcats
got off to a fast start and gar-
nered a.37-14 advantage at the
half time intermission..
The Oklahoma Aggies were
outclassed from the opening
whistle and never seemed to be
a serious threat to the Wildcats'
title bid.
Washington Wins
Lersity of Washington Huskies co-
rdinated their height advantage

with good shooting to bump Brig-
ham Young University's Cougars
80 to 67 for third place in the
Western NCAA playoffs tonight.
A capacity crowd of 10,500
turned out for the final game in
the eight-team playoffs which
featured Kansas State of the Big
Seven and Oklahoma A. & M of
the Missouri Valley Conference in
the championship finals.
Bob Houbregs, 6-foot 7-inch
vtener who led the scoring with
23 points, and six other Husky
teammates laid down a steady
barrage at the baskets that'had
BYU on the losing side almost
from the start.
Mike McCutchen and Doug Mc-
Clary each popped in 12 points
and Frank Guissness got 11 for
substantial scoring performances.
Roland Minson, 17 points, was
tops for BYU.\

Rolfe Claims Lack of Swiftness
May Hamper Tigers' Chances'

LAKELAND, FLA. - (R) - The
Detroit Tigers no. 1 weakness in
the forthcoming American League
campaign will be their lack of
That fact has stood out like a
sore thumb during their training
here. Manager Red Rolfe admits
he is worried about it.
"I SAID all last season that we
~were losing games because. of our
slowness,. both on the basepaths
and on defense. It's still true," he
Rolfe was far from pleased
with the way his Bengals hit in
the first two weeks of their
grapefruit league competition,
but he took comfort in the
thought that the hitting lapses
could be corrected.
'We're not getting base hits the
way we should, but I figure that
fellows like George Kell and Vic
Wertz will have their batting eyes
all set by the time we break camp
on April 5," the Tiger's pilot con-
* *
KELL HIT into four double plays
in the first" four exhibition games
and he also was afflicted with
what he laughingly called his
"shotgun arm."

"I always have been bothered
a bit by a sore arm in the early
days of spring training, but this
year I've had an unusual amount
of trouble. I throw the ball in
all directions like shotgun pel-
lets," he explained.
Kell got back in the groove dur-
ing the past week as both his hit-
ting and throwing improved daily.
Wertz also appearedtohave.hit
his stride in batting practice dur-
ing the last few days by blasting
the ball for the home run distance.
WERTZ HAD 27 homers last
season and set a goal of 30 for this
season. But now he has raised his
"I would like to hit 45 homers,
but will settle for 35," the big
outfielder said.
Looking at the ball club over the
past three weeks, it was difficult
to find any fleet-footed Tigers,
with the exception of Johnny
Groth and Hoot Evers.
The Tigers' slowness was glar-
ingly apparent in two games with
the Red Sox, who practically ran
rings around the Detroiters.
Rolfe conceded it was a tough
problem. "We were not a fast ball
club last year and all the fellows

Fix Scandal
Hits Former
NEW YORK -(P) - Don For-
man, former New York University
basketball player, was held last
night as a material witness in the
still-growing scandal over the fix-
ing of college basketball games.
Forman, who played guard at
N.Y.U., is from Jacksonville, Flor-
* * *
HE IS the 14th player or former
player involved in the fnvestiga-
tion of bribery by gamblers trying
to rig basketball scores at New
York's Madison Square Garden.
Forman acted as an interme-
diary between gamblers and
players on the City College of
New York team during the past
season, the prosecutor's office
said. General session Judge
Jonah J. Goldstein set $5,000
bail for the ex-N.Y.U. hoop star.
Forman, a spokesman for the
District Attorney said, tried to' es-
tablish "a corrupt 'contact with
players in behalf of persons anx-
ious to make a fix.' The fix' was
never consummated and the ac-
tion was only an approach."
first broke early this year, players
or former players at four New
York City schools have been in-
volved-N.Y.U., City College, Long
Island University and Manhattan
Forman is the second N.Y.U.
player involved. Two were from
Manhattan, six from Long Is-
land U., and four from City
College. Detectives pickedup
Forman at the home of rela-
tives in Brooklyn early today.
It was emphasized by the Dis-
trict Attorney's office that For-
man's case was in no way con-
nected with that phase of the in-
vestigation involving ex-convict
Salvatore T. Sollazzo's alleged
bribery of 11 players.
* * *
FORMAN WAS questioned re-
garding "another fixer, not yet
arrested," the prosecutor's office
Sollazzo is alleged to have
paid about $45,000 in bribes to
players and ex-players for fix-
ing games.
He faces not only a 13-count
bribery indictment but also pro-
ceedings to deport him to his na-
tive Italy.
Two City College players ar-
rested February 18, Edward Ro-
man and Alvin Roth, also were
questioned at the District Attor-
ney's Office yesterday.
OSU Freshman Betters
Free Style Tank Mark
COLUMBUS, O.- (P) - Dick
Cleveland, Ohio State freshman
fromHonolulu, set a newAmerican
record yesterday for the 75-yard
free-style swim. Cleveland maderit
in 35.7 seconds in an exhibition
during a YMCA sports carnival. It
bettered by three-fourths of a sec-
ond the 1944 mark set by Alan
Ford of Yale.

Special to The Daily
MADISON, Wisconsin-A strong
Illinois gymnastic team ran rough-
shod over the nine-squad field at
the Western Conference meet here
last night taking 64 points for first
Second place belonged to Michi-
gan State as Mel Stout topk five
events to be the individual ace of
the evening's competition.
* * *
MICHIGAN'S three man aggre-
gation of Ed Buchanan, Connie
Ettl, and Jeff Knight finished in
seventh with a half a point to their
The rest of the field finished
in the following fashion: Minne-
sota third, Ohio State fourth,
Iowa fifth, Northwestern sixth,
Indiana eighth, and Wisconsin
ninth. Purdue doesn't compete
in gymnastics.
Four bouncing off the trampo-
line Ed Buchanan was dethroned
in his specialty. The judges sub-
sequently called a disqualification
on Ed.
MICHIGAN'S other top-notcher,
Conie Ettl, did a good job in all
events but failed to place in the
high spots of his events.
The Spartans from East Lans-
ing really shone in their first
Big Ten gymnastic conclave as
Mel Stout set a torrid pace for
all competitors winning five
Stout's triumphs were in the fol-
lowing:' free exercise, high bar,
parallel bars, flying rings, all-
Dolan of Illinois in the side horse,
Bruce Sidlinger of Illinois in the
trampoline, and Bob Sullivan of
Illinois in tumbling.
Newt Loken, the Maize and
Blue's mentor had this to say
after the meet: "EttI, Buchanan,
and Knight Just want it to be

* . . tough break
known that they will certainly
try to vindicate themselves in
next Saturday's NCAA meet to
be held at AnnArbor's Intra-
mural Building."
Entered in this weekend's huge
display of gymnastic talent will be
the Illini contingent which has
won five NCAA pennants in eight
Also Michigan fans will have the
opportunity to witness the fantas-
tic Mel Stout of Michigan State.
Mel went all out int he Madison
meet to be the high overlord in a
quintet of matches.
Other tough squads headed
toward Ann Arbor wil be Army,
eastern intercollegiate champs,
Kent State, which features the all-
around titleholder Joe Kotys,
lForida State, California, and a
host of other fine gym aggrega-

Top Wings;
Take Third,
MONTREAL -- (P)-- The Mon-
treal Canadiens defeated the
champion Detroit Red Wings here
last night, 3-2, in a rugged, slash-
ing game to clinch third place in
the .National Hockey League stand-
And in Toronto Tod Sloan
sparked the Maple Leafs to a 4-1
defeat of the Boston Bruins be-
fore 13,306 fans, which assured
the Beantowners of finishing
fourth in the league.
* A*
MONTREAL is firmly entrench-
ed in third with 65 points, while
Boston trails at 62, with one regu-
lar season contest remaining for
Sloan tallied two goals to lead
the Leaf attack, but the Import-
ant action occurred around Al
Rollins and the defense corps at
the Toronto net.
Rollins allowed only one goal
while Detroit's Terry Sawchuck let
in three at Montreal. As a result
Rollins shot in front of the De-
troit rookie in the Vezina trophy
race by two goals.
ASIDE FROM the goalie duel, the
Detroit-Canadien battle featured
the fight for the individual goal
Award Kelly
DETROIT-(A') -- Len Kelly,
high scoring defenseman from
Simcoe, Ontario, yesterday was
named as the Detroit Red
Wings most valuable and most
sportsmanlike player.
It was the first time that the
two awards have gone to the
same man.
The soft-spoken red-haired
guard was elected to both hon.
ors by the Detroit Hockey Writ-
ers' Association. -
As most valuable he gets the
Hockey Writers' Trophy and as
most sportsmanlike the Citron
trophy. Last season the Hock-
ey Writers Cup went to Sid Abel
and the Citron to Kelly.
Kelly will receive his awards
at ceremonies preceding the
Montreal-Detroit game here
i I

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK-Shelby Linville's
nerve-stabbing goal in the last 18
seconds gave mighty Kentucky a
close-shave 76-74 victory over
Illinois last night in the eastern
finals of the NCAA basketball
The nation's no. 1 team and
heavy title .favorite thus qualified
to meet Kansas State. The title
game is set for next Tuesday night
at Minneapolis.
* * * ,
LINVILLE, who went in for
string-bean Bill Spivey when the
seven-foot All-America was
benched on excessive fouls with
three minutes to play, scored two
spectacular layup goals in the pul-
sating finish before a crowd of
16,425 at Madison Square Garden.
Scrappy Illinois, fighting the
two-time national champions
right down to the gun, took the
ball out of bounds after Linville's
climactic goal and made a des-
perate effort to level the fray.
Don Sunderlage, the team's
great captain and wheelhorse, took
a shot at the basket but the ball
bounded off the rim and for the
third time in history Kentucky had
shattered Illinois' hopes of a na-
tional title.
-* * *
THE WILDCATST also elimi-
nated the Big Ten representative
in the 1942 and 1949 tournaments.
The Western Conference
champions, completely unawed
by Kentucky's record of 30 vic-
tories in 32 games,, played the
Wildcats off their feet for the
first half, leading 39-32 at that
But Kentucky, with Spivey find-
ing his delicate feather touch
around the boards, stormed back
to tie the score 39-39 after two
minutes of the second half and
set the stage for the tremendous

personal fouls, he had thrown in
28 points, just four short of the
tournament record set by North
1950, and he had dominated both
boards in the second half.
Illinois, sparked by its headsup
duo, Sunderlage and unsung Rod
Fletcher almost matched Spivey
goal for goal. Fletcher, a junior
from Champaign, Illinois, who
usually confines himself to re-
bounding, scored 21 points, in-
cluding eight field goals. Sun-
derlage finished the evening with
It was Fletcher who was re-
sponsible for sending Spivey to the
sidelines with Kentucky clinging
to a precarious 70-69 lead and ,
three minutes to go.
Shifting into the pivot, he drove
for the basket and forced the fifth..
foul from the gangling Kentuckian
from Macon, Georgia. Fletcher',
missed his shot and then proceeded
to miss two important free throws.
Linville then put Kentucky
ahead 72-69 with a headlong
layup shot that didn't even hit
the rim. s
Ted Beach, Illinois' long shot
artist who didn't find the range
last night, tossed in a free throw
and then Irv Bemoras, sophomore
from Chicago, tied the score at
Linville then hit again-his sec-
ond time in as many minutes-only !"
to see Sunderlage knot thecount
again at 74-74 with a half minute
remaining. Here Kentucky took the
ball up the floor and Linville con-
nected from under the basket while
the crowd stood on its toes and
let out a rafter-rocking roar.
Three players fouled out for
Kentucky in the last half. Cliff
Hagan, the sophomore forward
from Owensboro, Kentucky, went 4
out at 4:40. Lucian Whitaker, a
crack floor man, followed Spivey
to the sidelines.
fllinois lost Bob Peterson, its six-
foot-eight, 230-pounds pivot man,
with six minutes left in the game.



Central Loop Ready for Action
Despite'50 Financial Losses


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By, The Associated Press
The Central League - almost
wrecked after big financial losses
last season - opens its spring
training program full blast this
coming week.
And pleased club owners are
wondering what the guys who said
"it couldn't be done" are thinking.
* * *
OF COURSE the six-team Class
A league must get the season
started and-what's more-must
complete it before the skeptics
will shut up.
But despite the threat of a
manpower shortage and possib-
ly more losses, the six clubs, four
of them from Michigan, are
hopping off for the south.
In fact, Saginaw is already lim-
bering up at Wintergarden, Flor-
ida. The other five are scheduled
to open their camps this coming
week in four different states.
teams have working agreements
with major league clubs, which
should ease the problem of getting
However, Flint, dropped by
the Detroit Tigers after the
Flint club won the pennant and
the playoffs last summer, isn't
so fortunate.
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line up a successor to the Tigers.
So they inserted an advertisement
in the sporting news asking for
players with Class A experience.
reported that 15 players have been
signed, 13 contracts are enroute
to players who have accepted
terms, and that six more players
without contracts will be ni camp
at Union City, Tennessee, starting
next Sunday.
A survey showed that most of
the clubs had about 15 to 20
players signed or lined up this
Muskegon's Clippers expected
about 15 players to report at Flor-
ence, South Carolina, next Fri-
day. Others are expected later
and the New York Yankees are
expected to chip in with some
farm hands, said Manager Jimmy
* * *
ured that 30 players will report at
Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Next
Tuesday, Manager Jack Knight
expected to get some players from
Nashville, Des Moines, and
Springfield, Massachusetts, under
a working agreement with the

scoring championship between
Maurice Richard and Gordie Howe
of the Wings.
The Rocket, besides cooling his
skates four times in the penalty
box, tallied the first Hub goal
and assisted on the winning
marker by Billy Reay at 18:35
of the second period.
But Howe evened the personal
matter at 16:20 of the first period.
The Detroit right wing finished off
a double relay from Ted Lindsay
and Red Kelly while Doug Harvey
was serving his major penalty.
RICHARD'S first goal in five
starts left him still trailing Howe
by one. The Canadien ace has 42
to Howe's 43.
The third period was especial-
ly rough and tough, as the Red
Wings fought to even the count.
Montreal clung to its margin
through a barrage of penalties
that had the partisan fans howl-
ing for the scalp of Referee
George Gravel.
Red Kelly accounted for the
final Detroit goal in the third per-.
iod on assists from Lindsay and

Field Paced
By .Virginian,
thur Doering, 34-year-old Rich-
mond, Ca., professional, who has
won only $80 on golf's winter tour
this year, shot a steady par 71
yesterday to take a three-stroke
lead at the halfway mark of the
$10,000 Greensboro Open Tourna-
ment with a 141 total for 36 holes.
Marty Furgol, L o n g Beach,
Calif., pro, whose first day 69 had
given him the lead by two strokes
over Doering and Jim. Milward
of Green Bay, Wis., fell off to 75
yesterday and dropped into sec-
ond place with 144.
He held' a stroke lead over three
other pros, Johnny Bulla, Verona,
Pa., Jim Ferrier, San Francisco,
and Lew Worsham, Oakmont, Pa.,
going into today's third round.
The tournament winds up on
Monday over the 6,718-yard Star-
m o u n t Forest Country Club
course, a par 71 layout.
Threats at 146, five strokes of f
the top end, were Glenn Teal,
Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Shields,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Jack Burke,
Houston, Tex.; Jay Hebert, Great
Necck, Long Island, N.Y.; Bob
Toski, Northhampton, Miss.; Earl!
Stewart, Jr., Dallas, Tex., and'
Roberto De Vicenzo, Buenos' Atres.
Milward all but blew himself
out of the tournament with a 78
for 148.
The gale-like winds which swept
the course yesterday again per-
sisted and kept most scores well
over par. A two-under 69 by
Shields was the day's best round.

Follmer, f 2 12 2 6
Bemoras, f 5 2 2 12
Peterson, c 3 2 5 8
Baumgardner, c 0 0 3 0
Fletcher, g 8 5 0 21
Beach, g 2 3 1 '
Sunderlage, g 6 8 2 20 t
TOTALS 26 22 15 74
lagan, f 3 2 5 8
Linville, f 7 0 4 14
Tsioropoulos, f 0 1 1 1
Spivey c 11 6 5 23
Watson, g 5 0 3 1Q
Whitaker, g 4 2, 5 11,
Newton, g 0 0 1 0
Ramsey, g 2 1 2 5
TOTALS 32 13 26 76
HALFTIME: Illinois 39, Ken-
tucky 32.
nois-Follmer, Bemoras, Peterson,
Baumgardner, Fletcher 4, Sunder-
lage 3.. Kentucky-Tsioropoulos,
Spivey 3, Whitaker 2, Ramsey 2.
* * *
Consolation Game
NEW YORK - (P) - Dead-eye
shooting from the outside by Jack
McMahon gave St. Johns a 71-59
victory over North Carolina State
last night for the third place con-
solation in the NCAA Eastern Bas-
ketball Tournament.
The game was played prelimi-
nary to the Kentucky-Illinois east-
em finals before a crowd of 16,000
at Madison Square Garden.
THE. ST. JOHN'S Redmen must
feel like they're in a rut. They won;
third place last week in the nation-
al invitation.
For threefourths of the way
it was a see-saw batle-tied 14
times and no more than four
points ever separating the con-
testants. Then St. John's busted
the game wide open on the re-
markable long range marksman-
ship of McMahon, 'with some
help from Al McGuire and Ray
MeMahon popped in 12 field
goals, almost all of them unerring
push shots from the corner or out-
side the keyhole, for 24 points.



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