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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 16, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Rivalry underscores unc us collision by Paul Shinn associate sports editor Morgantown w. A. A no matter How you slice it and no matter How much Carolina coach Dean Smith denies it there is no getting away from the natural or unnatural rivalry that will be resumed this evening in the Eastern regional playoffs. Carolina representing the Atlantic coast conference for the fourth time in six years opens tonight a doubleheader at 7 of clock with South Carolina this year an Independent for the first time when a suitable solution to eligibility requirements for athletes be compromised with the acc. Rut that won t be the Only rivalry on the docket. The University of Pennsylvania will play Villanova in the 9 of clock contest in what is probably the strongest regional Field of the four leading to the National finals. Carolina wound up the season ranked second by the associated press. Penn which made it to the regional last year before getting topped by Villanova to break a 28-game winning Streak is ranked third. South Carolina is ranked fifth and Villanova 15th. The winners play at 2 p. In. Saturday for the championship and the right to play in the Mcaa finals in los Angeles next week. The losers play at noon. While Smith tries to downplay the obvious situation Between the two schools he cannot make his players a a a a a forget that one Point loss to the gamecocks a year ago that sent Carolina to the National invitational tournament instead of the Mcaa playoffs. Even though the tar heels won the 16-team Field event it has t dimmed the memories and has Given them reason for trying it again tonight. A this thing has been gnawing at us All year even though we won the nit a said senior guard Steve Previs. A there was no Way we could recover from such a devastating loss to South Carolina. I remember the Way we looked and the Way coach Smith looked on the Bench after that loss. There was no Way to hide the while Previs talks about emotion and his backcourt teammate George Karl talks about a going All the Way Smith concerns himself with preparing his club for this next Challenge. Among the common opponents Pittsburgh notre Dame it Vid Clemson ung and Csc won them ail. The Only close one was a four Point South Carolina Victory Over Clemson. Both teams have the same records 23-4, not including Uncas three victories in a Spanish Holiday tournament which Are not counted in official Mcaa stats. The other twosome Are no slouches. Penn is 24-2 and Villanova 20-6. A this will be an excellent Field a Smith admitted a but we have played in some other regional which Rny a a a a a had talented teams. I think these teams have the Best records of any of the regional and the Winner should be Happy to escape. A i think South Carolina is in a Good position to escape because of their near upset getting into the regional. Something like that can be a help in the Smith likened the gamecocks to the Maryland terrapins who lost to the tar heels in the acc tournament last saturday. Both teams have big front lines excellent shooting and powerful rebounding. It is the rebounding that bothers Smith the most even though South Carolina was second Only to unc in National shooting percentage during the regular season. A if somehow we can get our share of rebounds which we did t get As much As we wanted against Maryland we will have a he said. Smith also said that attacking this year s Gamecock squad would be a Little different from last year since both John Roche and Tom Owens have graduated and gone to the pros. Roche was the Backbone of the us attack. Now South Carolina is going inside More to 7-foot Danny Traylor and 6-10 Tom Riker. The other starters Are Likely to be 6-7 Rick Aydlett 6-3 Kevin Joyce and 6-2 Bob Carver a without Roche and Owens South Carolina runs More and goes More to its inside game a Smith exp a a a a a planned. A they Are much More like n. C. State and Maryland were this rebounding has not been that bad for the tar heels this year though. Through 27 games they have out rebounded opponents by 202. Depending on which Side of the scorers table you sit there May be two keys to the game. One will be whether hiker with his hair trigger temper can stay out of fights and foul trouble. The other might be whether Uncas Bill Chamberlain recovers from his acc tournament performance which produced two Points total to Plav As he did in the nit last year after Dennis Wuycik injured his leg in the first part of the series. Most of the other players on both teams have been consistent during the season and it would be unexpected for them to falter at this stage. Penn and Villanova for those southerners who done to pay much attention to Yankee basketball come from the Pennsylvania area known As the a big five schools. Their rivalry is just As deep As that of acc teams. And Villanova has its own Cross to Bear this time around after being embarrassed out of last years Mcaa playoff Money when it was discovered that Star Howard Porter had signed a professional contract. Penn naturally remembers that one defeat. The 13,500 fans expected to watch tonight s games in person should have something to talk about when they a a a a a ii ii a Point Enterprise Dwight Lamar Bill Walton de Ratleff Jim Chones Tom Riker Walton Lamar head a a squad was the College division Leader last season when the raging Ca Juns were in that class and a Neva York apr Billj Lamar one of the Best shoot Walton a clan a lantern Jawed ers in the country in recent his Tower of strength and Dwight t could become the Only Lamar the nation s leading scorer from southwestern Lorn player to win the scoring title pears Well on his Way this year Siana. Were named today to the in both the College and univer now that they be stepped up to associated press 1971-72 All America basketball team. The two stars both dominating forces in their regions. Were joined by de Ratleff of Long Beach state Jim Chones of Marquette a and Tom Riker of South Carolina. Walton a 6-foot-ll Center and the cry Sophomore on the first team has been compared favourably to Hareem Abdul jabber Nee Lew Alcindore and Bill Russell in Days. A i it never seen a player year in College who makes the outlet pass and sity divisions. The 6-foot-l Ace major College status. He Saver the team s toughest Rebo unders. Aging 36 7 a game in his Junior Strong and Quick at 6-6. Ratleff year. Has been described As the Best Ratleff a Junior guard who College guard in America since averaged almost 22 Points a the Day of Oscar Robertson and game this year also was one of Jerry West. Walton player of year credits Bruin teammates All America Cage teams Section c pc suffers first defeat los Angeles a corned that his their Quot colleges a Bill. The associated press won t get the recognition they carefully chosen just named you player of the deserve because of him an ear jarring shriek jolted ton said. New York a thethurs., March 16,1972 1971-72 College basketball All America team As selected by. If or or the associated press on the teammates mates around. His words Are basis o v pcs rom Sporle writers and sportscasters of a rat team Bill Walton Urcla 6-foot-ll. Sophomore Hometown la boiling Springs High Point College a failed to hit in the clutch a according to Panther coach Chuck Hartman after Gardner Webb rallied for a 5-2 Victory wednesday afternoon. With the score tied at 2-2 going into the Bottom of the seventh inning the bulldogs took advantage of two High Point errors and went ahead two runs. Tile panthers were unable to come Back and the bulldogs spread the Gap by another run when Larry Lecroy walked stole second moved to third on a Fly Ball to right and came in on a passed Ball. In Croy was the Only player to hit a Home run a powerful smash Over the left Field Fence in the fourth inning. A offensively we made a couple of mental mistakes which Cut us out of a couple of runs a observed Hartman. High Point made three errors and the nine took advantage of them. A also we did no to hit in the clutch a Hartman noted. A we but Why does he Grin and asked his reaction to being laugh so much on the court in named the nation s Best Wal the heat of action a Why not its Only a game starts the fast break As Well the carpeted i Gla locker room a great Honor but my and games Are supposed to be c a said Urcla coach John Wood but the tall Youthful lad Cov teammates made it fun so we go out there to have in who coached Jabbar and ered with soap in the Shower Wal on is by he Smies in saw Russell play at san Hran merely displayed a wide Erin readily is relic ammo Alk end he onto carnal Ca h waft its a Kunii Mara. I. Cisco. All America honorable mentions and said softly a wow that s to report ers with his team did to i play at great. Bill Walton a clan a 6-foot-ll a xxx 19-year-old Sophomore is a m in in w w in rare Breed who thinks almost More of his teammates and their feelings than he does of himself. And Tommy Curtis raucous reaction to Walton a receiving the Apps highest individual College basketball Honor is typical of his teammates feeling for him. In the pressure cooker world Ragin cajuns face no. 4 Louisville Ames Iowa apr prolific Texas 19-7, and big eight con new York apr Honor of College basketball Walton is southwestern Louisiana and us Terence Champion Kansas Able mentions on the 1971-72 an anomaly. Dwight Lamar southwestern Louisiana 6-1, Junior Columbus Ohio. De Ratleff Long Beach state 6-6, Junior Columbus Ohio. Jim Chones Marquette 6-11, Junior Racine wis. Tom Riker South Carolina 6-10 senior Hicksville n. Y. Second team Barry Parkhill Virginia 6-4, senior Houston. Jim Price Louisville 6-3, senior Indianapolis ind. Henry Bibby Urcla 6-1, senior Franklinton n. C. Robert Mcadoo North Caro High Point s Jiffy Heads basketball tourney tonight left nine men on but Hartman complain much about his promising team which is now 3-1. The bulldogs had taken a two run Lead in the fourth inning but the panthers were Able to come Back with a run in the fifth and sixth inning. Bob Hickey drove in the trying run on a double after Catcher Bill in Degraf pushed runners to third and second on a sacrifice. But the bulldogs were Able to break the game open. A Gardner Webb is one of the finest Small College teams in the country a Hartman said. Although Marty Matusiak was the losing Pitcher for High Point Hartman was pleased with the Sophomore s performance. A Matusiak did a real outstanding Job for Hickey had the Best Day for the panthers with a double at the plate. High Point will Host its first and a single out of four times conference game against Atlantic Christian saturday followed by consecutive games against Otterbein sunday and monday. Mth Point Tomt 111 -1 4 i go t it i i t i i a i i Rotten Hupci Motu Piotr and u to Roo pm toil 7 and go a of i it a on h Phillip i evil Cray Matusiak or a the Gold medal basketball tournament continues at the Myca tonight with Jiffy of High Point going against Eddie ton of Walkertown at 6 15. Three other class c games follow which includes master i station of Statesville facing Winston Salem a hustlers at Hedrick Oil co. Of High Point took a close one in the nights Cap with a 66-62 Victory of Kings Pinnacle fire dept. Hedricks Mike Kivett was High with 13 Points while Bill Stone pumped in 25 Points for Pinnacle. Salvino paces Miller tourney Milwaukee api car men Salvino. 38. Chicago pro was the Leader by 72 pins after two rounds wednesday of the $80,000 Miller open Bowling tournament. The Holder of to professional bowlers association titles but a non Winner in four years spilled 2.776 to Lead 191 competitors. He s been called per shooter Dwight Lamar will state 18-8, it out in the Lina 6-9, Junior Greensboro n. 7 30, Ramseur Shell versus Sanford a Horton at 8 45, and College basketball All America the most dominating influence in limelight tonight in other game in the new Hilton c. Team As selected by the Assoc in the game since Lew Alem first round play in the inca a coliseum on the Iowa state Midwest regional tournament. Ated press on the basis of votes Dor now Kareem Jabbar yet he from sports writers and sports plays the game with a Grin and casters Henry Wilmore chuckle. Michigan Russell Lee mar a if you ask him How he feels shall Tom Burleson North about being named the nations their first year in the University and upped that Carolina state Bob Morse Best said Urcla coach division take a 24-3 record Penn Bill Chamberlain North John wooden a a he la probably and an eighth ranking into the jt77 a Tripucka. Tell you he owes it All to his regional opener against fourth-j1j2,1�1 bouncing of no. 12 mar third team Richie Fuqua Oral Roberts 6-3, Junior Chattanooga Tenn Brian Taylor Princeton 6-2, basketball University Campus. Southwestern finished second the raging cajuns playing nationally in scoring with a 97.8 Junior. Perth Amboy n. J Tom Mcmillen Maryland. 6 regular season average with a to. Sophomore Mansfield a. Price of Salisbury against Winston a Styron l a n Rise raping at to. In the four games played wednesday night High Point court clobbered High Point y by 72-54. Eli Bryant was High Carolina Lafayette Tracy Luke Witte Bud Stallworth Kansas 6-5, scorer for the winners with 30 Ohio and those Are his rated Louisville 22-3. Senior Hartselle Ala. Points while Danny Mcdonald state Harold Fox Jackson True Ville Greg Kohls Syracuse John Brown Missouri Alan Hornyak. Ohio state. Bob Nash Hawaii Fred Boyd Oregon state Steve Hawes Washington Kresimir Cosie Brigham Young Mel Davis St. Johns n y. Hank Siemio Towski Villanova Kevin Joyce South Carolina Arrie Berman. Brown Wendell feelings. He a very con a pair of a ranked teams game last saturday. Shall in a regional qualifying will Robinson w. Virginia 6 hit for 15 for the losers senior Uniontown a. Newest indians ready for Warpath by the associated press Diego in an exhibition game Rig in four runs in a 12-1 Romp three runs with a single and Start the season or. Sched 1 Johnson the american Over California. Joe Rudi Brant 2 to ,v22lan�2 Uay a a a Chanh i a a a a we greg.s7hu�rtaato Horn Quot Quot Nori Cash and Aurelio double As Houston blanked at and Lanta 4-0. Drews Kentucky Mike de most important wards Tennessee Tom Park ready right now. Or Kentucky Dennis Wuycik North Carolina Roy Ebron southwestern Louisiana. Ernie Digregorio Providence Marvin Barnes Providence Doug Collins Illinois indians Are years ago but a washout last ered for Oakland. Rodriguez cracked Home runs and wholesale tire of High Point took a convincing 88-61 Victory Over Winston Salem a paving under the hot Pace set by Glenn Bethea of 33 Points. Wayne Eller had 17 for paving. Conover y edged o u t Kannapolis Beauty Center with Freddie Lineberger hitting the bucket for 23 for the winners. The final score was 57-50. Norman Blake had the game High score of 33 Points distressed Over the poorest record in baseball last season. General manager Gabe Paul did a Little shopping Over the Winter and Carnie up with a couple of big names Pitcher season jolted his second Homer Rookie Carlton Fisk mired in Detroit thumped Kansas City which Jed the Kannapolis of of the Spring and added a a l-for-15 Spring slump 62. Lense. Single. And nobody said a thing snapped out of it with a two run four Pittsburgh errors two about his Hustle. State state Homer that gave Boston a 2-0 of them wild Pickoff throws by Johnny Bench As might be decision Over St. Louis the Pitcher Jim Nelsons helped the expected and Bobby Brooks As fifth straight loss for the Carri new York mets to a 9-4 Victory. Might not be expected both nals. Larry Finch Memphis Gaylord Perry and outfielder had two homers apiece in the Chicago cubs managed Corky Calhoun penn1 Alex Johnson. Wednesdays action Over the pirates. The Phillies took the Chicago Only one hit Over the first six White sox 8-6. Taking control Albe Mcguire. Marquette Ron Perry acquired from san Bench Cincinnati a slugging innings but packed nine runs in with a three run sixth inning Thomas Louisville boo Lack Francisco for Sam Mcdowell in Catcher connected twice their last two swings for an 11-2 against Joe Horlen by Marquette Ernie Fleming an Exchange of pitching super against Baltimore driving in Victory Over the Tokyo Lotte Don Sutton and Cavalier joins tar Heel staff. Fis. A we. Claude of Chapel Hill . Apr Quot no one la a must assume sudden three reds runs. Orion. Teen shared a five hitter As the the appointment of Tom Flet Cine u. I aul Stovall Arizona Sams position of leadership of Brooks a non roster out shortstop Rick Auerbach col los Angeles dodgers blanked Cher an assistant coach at the state John Williamson. New the staff. And he showed he fielder trying to win a spot with elected four consecutive singles a a Mexico state Richie Garner Manhattan Kermit washing ton american u. Was ready for that Challenge the Oakland a a drilled his Sec with six shutout innings in Ond and third homers of the Cleveland 8-2 Victory Over san Spring and added a single am As Milwaukee a 15-hit attack wore Down san Francisco 9-4. Johnny Edwards drove in Montreal 5-0. University of Virginia As Erie the new York Yankees suf football Recruiter for the uni feed their fifth shutout in 13 verify of North Carolina was Spring starts from Minnesota announced wednesday. Will play Here Elonis All America guard Tommy Cole will be in the lineup next tuesday night when the naia All stars play the Mcaa All stars in the annual boys Home invitational basketball game at High Point College gymnasium. The game is sponsored by the High Point Jaycees with proceeds going to the boys Home at Lake acc maw. Coleus entry was recently received As was the entry of Cliff Black the Star 6-4 senior at Atlantic Christian College. A wire photo

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