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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 11, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Burleson remembered7 and Maryland paid Price it n it a a St l it of Greensboro . Apr the men who shunted 7-foot-4 Tommy Burleson to a second team berth on the Atlantic coast conference All Star basketball team announced by the Atlantic coast sports writers association three Days before the Start of the championship tournament last week unwittingly May have helped him and his North Carolina state teammates win the acc title. Burleson the quiet Man from the Mountain country of Western North Carolina played against Maryland like a Man who had something to prove. He scored 38 Points equalling his career High output against Virginia two years ago As a Sophomore to Lead the Wolf Paek to a heart pumping 103-100 overtime Victory Over Maryland. The classic struggle Between two fired up. Running teams produced the greatest number of Points in 21 years of acc tournament history. It propelled n. C. State. The nations no. I team into the Mcaa Eastern regional against Providence opening thursday night at of All places states Home court in Raleigh Reynolds coliseum. Furman and Pitt Are the other Eastern teams. The two winners will meet for the regional title saturday afternoon then join three other regional champs in the last two rounds of the National event March 23 and 25, Back at the Greensboro coliseum. Burleson a regular season statistics were 17.3 Points and 11.7 rebounds each a fraction below his Junior year figures. He played on the 1972 u. S. Olympic team and on the 1973 victorious . Team in the 1973 world University games in Russia. But somehow he seemed to be Low Man on the totem pole hard As that May be to visualize for a 7-foot-4 Man. All America super Star David Thompson and 5-foot-7 backcourt Pepper pot Monte Towe usually grabbed the headlines As n. C. State bounced Back from its Only loss to Urcla to claim the no. I spot in the National poll. For example in the heroic super sunday struggle at Raleigh last Jan. 13, Thompson contributed 41 Points in a stirring 80-74 Victory Over Maryland. Burleson hitting Only three of 19 shots was limited to 13. His opponent at Center ten Elmore matched his 13 Points and his defense contributed to Burleson s troubles. It in remember this one a Long time a Burleson said later. When the writers All Star team was announced his name was listed with the second team a week earlier Burleson had played one of his finest games scoring 22 Points grabbing la rebounds and blocking three shots to Lead an 83-72 Victory Over the Arches of Arch rivals nationally ranked North Carolina. Coach Norman Sloan in a rare gesture gave his big Man the game Ball in the dressing room. Sloan told newsmen a a i get darned tired of people saying the things they do about Tommy. He a the dominating Center in the acc and in any game he a Maryland ranked no. 4. Raced to an Early 13-Point Lead saturday night and was on top at the half 55-50 with its third straight half of better than 60 per cent shooting and aggressive Man to Man defense. Thompsons 21 Points in the half kept state from being blown out and gave him 101 in too minutes against Maryland this season. Burleson scored 22 Points in the last half to Lead the charge that produced a 97-All regulation tie and walked off with the outstanding tournament player award in a vote of coaches. He matched Elmo res 13 rebounds and hit 18 of 25 so Burleson on so victorious . State players gather for Post game picture a wire photo Maryland nixes nit the High Point Enterprise after Victory Over Kentucky Baltimore Apt a Maryland a fourth ranked basketball team has made its last decision As a group. It has unanimously turned Down a bid to play in the National invitation tournament. With that out of the Way its time for individual thoughts Tom Mcmillen the 6-11 Forward who owns All of Maryland s career scoring records has to decide whether to delay a pro basketball career while he accepts a Rhodes scholar shop. And the teams defensive Leader 6-9 Center Len Elmore will probably have to decide Between lucrative offers from the rival National and american basketball associations. But the terrapins who finished 23-5. Will spend some of their future moments thinking about 25 crucial seconds of playing time in the 67,500 seconds of this near miss season. In saturday s 103-100 overtime loss to North Carolina state in the Atlantic coast conference tournament finals they were unable to get a decent shot off in the final nine seconds. The sequence was eerily reminiscent of their first game of the year when trailing by one Point they lost the Ball to Urcla in the games dying moments. A just think where we would be now if we had just made those two shots a Mcmillen mused. A victories Over two number one ranked teams in the same year a that would have been something the Terrapin losses All came to teams ranked in the top six. They dropped three games to . State one to sixth rated North Carolina and one to then top ranked Urcla. Maryland officials say they put no pressure on the players to accept the bid Wolf Paek terms top All tourney Greensboro . Apr Maryland and North Carolina state the two finalists in the Atlantic coast conference basketball tournament have dominated the All tournament team selected by conference sportswriters. States one two punch of David Thompson and Tommy Burleson were joined on the first team by Maryland a John Lucas to Howard and Tom Mcmillen. Thompson was the Only unanimous selection. Lucas was one vote shy of unanimity and Burleson was named on All but four of the first team ballots. Howard barely edged states Monte Towe for the first team backcourt. Towe was joined on the second team by Maryland big men Len Elmore and Owen Brown and by Virginia a Gus Gerard and Billy Langloh. Which would have let Maryland return to the site of its first major National prominence. It won the nit with a rousing 100-69 Victory Over Niagara in 1972. But the players apparently agreed with Elmore the team s All time leading rebounded. A a it a a second rate tournament for he said. A a we be been playing with runners up too Long. A coach lefty Driesell said in a Telephone interview that he knew the players wanted to reject the bid immediately after the loss to no state. During a Long and emotional stay in the locker room he asked them to think about it Over night. A i told them i wanted them All to be Able to say later on that they had made the right Driesell said. A i said they probably would t be getting much sleep that night anyway so they could sit up and talk about it among themselves. Roberts likes Cougar chances Page 3-b mon., mar. 11, 1974 by Paul Shinn associate sports editor Greensboro the cougars Are still in it but like the grains of Sand in an hour Glass time is running out. Running out that is. For first place in the Aba s Eastern division before the regular season ends. Carolina held that spot last year but this time around things have been considerably different. Making the playoffs is no problem. That a in the bag. What the cougars want to do is make the Best of their few remaining games to gain position on the other top clubs in the East new York and Kentucky. Sunday afternoon the cougars gave up the summer weather outside to Knock off the first place Kentucky colonels 94-91 and keep their chances alive in the dwindling season despite losing to san Antonio last week. New York beat Virginia yesterday to leave Kentucky Agostini Streaker top Cycle racing by Phil Homer Daytona Beach Fla. A it has been said that there Are three portions to a race. The before during and after. Sunday for the 33rd edition of the Daytona 200 motorcycle Road race before an estimated 65,000 fans two of those portions stood out a before and after. Prior to the two wheeled classic the folks in attendance were treated to a worlds record. A girl Riding a motorcycle wearing Only her birthday suit set the Mark for a single Streaker before the largest crowd and let baseball come up with something stranger than that. The Young lady who by the Way was not caught Rode the entire Tri Oval turn in front of the main grandstand unsheathed so to speak. After the 200, Giacomo pronounced Jack a to Agostini Winner of what now has become the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world was besieged by his countrymen on pit Road at Daytona International Speedway. Besieged May not be the right word. Remember those old Jeff Chandler movies when the Bugle Calls and 8,-000 extra All Heli Bent for leather Gallop across the open Prairie that a what happened. Agostini a 29-year-old motorcycle racer who holds 13 world racing titles was mobbed by the european visitors some seven plan loads of them who crossed the Atlantic for the Daytona race. Standing about 5-9, with a face that would make any girl swoon Agostini exhausted and almost Over come by the warm Daytona weather gave his own rundown on the first race he had Ever competed in in this country. A yes i had a plan a Agostini said a it was just to go to go As fast As i thereupon he almost passed out. When revived a bit Agostini said that racing for so Long 180 Miles in such heat 82 degrees was not quite proper. A in Europe in a not used to this heat. It is too warm to while Agostini was saying those words to reporters no. 2 and no. 3 finishers Ken Roberts and Hurley Wilvert two californians were standing below. What do they think of the 200 and the heat a just Normal a replied Roberts a Yamaha rider like Agostini. Quot no sweat a said a no sweating Wilvert who was astride a Kawasaki. A hell this Wasny to anything out of the Ordinary for Agostinis chief opposition came from american Veteran Gary Nixon who repeatedly passed the favorite son of Bergamo Italy. However on the 36th Lap of the 47-Lap event Over Daytona a 3.84 mile course Nixon in the Lead popped the Wall coming out of the infield to the left High banked turn. He Hurt his wrist and Pride but not much More. From there on Agostini cruised to an easy Victory. His Speed was 105.010, a record and a whole lot faster than that of the lady Streaker. Hsc sets relay swimming record in first place by the Barest of percentage Points with Carolina two games out in the Overall standings. There Are still some games to be made up in the lost column though for the cougars to repeat As Eastern champs. Marvin Roberts who came to the cougars late in the season has adjusted Well to the running system of coach Larry Brown. He chipped in la Points and 12 rebounds in the win. And he is High on Cougar Hopes for the future. A i think we have an excellent Chance in the playoffs a he said. Quot we do some things that no other clubs in the league do. I think defense will carry us More than offence the rest of the Way. If we can stay healthy it will also be a big help. Naturally we d like to finish first but if we can to we still can think about the playoffs and the Money they will the cougars went through one stretch in the fourth Quarter when it appeared they might not get the Victory they needed. Kentucky had been trailing most of the game but just about the time a lot of the nearly 7,000 fans who turned out were about to Call the game Over the colonels made a mad dash and Cut an la Point deficit to four at 91-87 with 3 55 left. It was shortly after that when Kentucky coach babe Mccarthy Drew his second technical foul of the evening and was asked to leave the game. He protested a charging Call against Lou Dampier. He seemed to have a Gripe but he must have gone beyond the Bounds of proper criticism Mack Calvin hit the technical to put the cougars up by another Point and then Tom Owens hit from the Baseline at 1 31 for a seven Point advantage. The cougars were Content to run As much time off the clock As possible in the closing moments to protect the slim margin. Kentucky countered by putting in John Roche for possible three Point Field goals and to Speed up the offence. Center Artis Gilmore turned out to be the big Man. However with 24 Points and 20 rebounds. His inside game was better than anything the colonels could produce from the outside. Forward Dan Issei added 22. Carolina put four men in double figures with Jim Chones leading the Way with 18. Calvin hit 17. Kentucky had a poor shooting performance in the first half which might have been brought on because it had played four games in four Days. Coming into the game Kentucky had won eight of its last nine. The Only loss was to the cougars last week in Raleigh. The cougars have won six of their last eight and Are two game above .500 since losing Billy Cunningham to kidney surgery. A anytime you play the two contending teams and beat them it is an important win a commented Larry Brown. A there Are so few games left. Whether we can make it to first place is doubtful. But our enthusiasm has been great. And our defense has helped us a great Deal lately. A a i done to know what happened to us again san Antonio. I can to say we were Down because we weren to playing a top club. We have been up and Down against teams Owens said he thought the team might have had a letdown against the spurs after the big win Over Kentucky last week. A we were in the game most of the time a he said a but we took some bad shots. We took some from too far out too. A i think new York will lose some More games and right now we Are playing our Best Ball. In order for us to take Over first place we Are going to have to play with the same intensity on the Road that we play at the cougars done Tallin survives doral Eastern Durham the High Point swim club 200 freestyle relay team for girls 13-14 set a state record in sundays wrap up of the new South invitational swim meet. The swimmers were Martha Overman Sylvia Wells Laura Bell and Laura Schultheis. The time of 1 50.57 broke the old Mark of 1 50.7. The girls 11-12 had a first in the same event with Marlene Mcdowell Carol Shacklett Penny Megginson and Susan Foster swimming. In other relay events the boys 10-under had a second in the 200 free and the girls seniors finished second. In individual events John Armfield had a first in the boys 8-under 25 Butterfly and 25 freestyle. Molly Millis had a second in the girls senior too Butterfly and the 200 individual Medley. Carol Shacklett was second in the girls 11-12 50 freestyle while Doug Mcdonald was fourth in the boys event for 13-14 Ages. Dick Cottam had a fourth in the 200 Medley for senior boys. Mark Lovette was fourth in the senior boys too Butterfly and Doug Mcdonald fourth in the 13-14 boys too Fly. There were 25 teams entered from various states in the three Day meet. Miami apr Quot it was an unexpected pleasure a buddy Allin said. Quot i was just trying to hang in there and make a Good Check. I did no to think i had any Chance of winning. There were just too Many Good players up there and i was just trying to hang but one by one some of pro Golf a great players fell victim to the Waters Woods and woes that make up the 7,065-Yard Blue monster course at the doral country club and the Tough Little Allin emerged As the Winner of the doral Eastern open sunday. Allin who won numerous decorations As an artillery officer in Vietnam had a final round 67 and his 272 total was 16-under-Par and a record for the course that gobbled up the challenges of Tom Weiskopf Jerry heard australian Bruce Devlin and Bobby Nichols. Again until Friday night in Greensboro against Utah. New York plays Indiana tonight at Home. Kentucky i of Kiel. 37 7-16 b 0�l�v .34 4 10 Gilmore Oom if we i Lorn set of Quot Thomo Bobbin Boche Jon ill it 8 93 4 2 2 2 s 6� a it o 0 0 0 0 0 of 2-2 u-20 i. 9 a 4 i. 2 c i Reb. A. To 7 0 27 7 i la 20 d 24 1 3 4 2 0 to 2 0 2 5 0 0 play save Cas Call us 885-2101 free delivery smut cleaners launderers 1670 English Tei 885-2101 totals 3-Cemt pc a do i Robert Hohf no 33-7a a Pompier Carolina mfg 5? to 71 Roch 03. 3 9 35 5 g in 3 Fis 35 is 19 a 3 17 3-10 71 2 a 19 4 7 75 30 0 3. �T�4 it Reb. A. To 3-4 5 so 12 3 la 1 i 2 2 v 3 i c 0 0 0-0 7 0-0 3 4 8 no 4097 to l s 44 to 94 mom re Llu it oof a totals _ 3 poet pc com 0-1 Kentucky. 2 it font. Technical foul coach Brown offi Cio drunker and Clark attendance 4. 94 75-91 18-94 Cooch Mccarthy <2 1 Savi up to heard a Winner a week ago finished second with a 68-273. He lost his last Chance for Victory when he sliced his drive into the gallery on the 18th Fairway hit a woman Spectator in the head and bogeyed the Hole. The Victory was Allins third in his four years on the pro tour and was Worth $30,-000 from the total purse of $150,000 in other Aba action yesterday san Diego knocked off Denver for the second night in a Row 114-99 and climbed within 12 games of the fourth place rockets san Antonio slipped by Memphis 99-94 and Indiana wiped out Utah 126-103. In saturdays games Kentucky beat Indiana in overtime 113-108, san Diego beat Denver 100-% and Utah took Virginia 109-103. 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