Zone Draws Attention As Bevo Battle Nears With the memory of last week’s overtime loss to Oregon j State still in their minds, the Webfoot cagers ran through a stiff scrimmage Wednesday afternoon in preparation for the second Beaver tussle in McArthur court tomorrow night. A capacity crowd of 6,600 fans is expected for the first home appearance of the Webfoots against their arch rivals from Corvallis. Coach Hobby Hobson worked his squad yesterday against a zone defense, fully expecting mentor Slats Gill to use that system tjiis weekend. The Web foots ran up 6i) points against the Beavers last Saturday in Corvallis, some of which was against a zone. It was the first time this year that type of defense has been thrown against the Oregons. It proved effective, but the Ducks in sist that they wilt be able to pene trate any type of defense Gill chooses to use Friday. Same Starters Hobson will probably use the same starting five that has taken the floor thus far this season, but Forward Dick Wilkins and Guard Reedy Berg have shown well in early week workouts and both are expected to see considerable action against the Orangemen. Captain Stan Williamson's 4(> points in three conference games establishes him as one of the leading scorers in the league to dale and high man on the squad during conference play. Lanky Ken Hays is next with 34 points in a trio of games, followed by Ed I»ick with 28, Roger Wiley with 27, and A1 Popick with 24. Dick contihues to lead the squad in scoring with 158 in 14 games and he is followed closely by Wil liamson who has collected 157. Hays has 149, Wiley 145, and Popick 102. Beavers Recovered Releases from Corvallis report that all of the Beavers have fully recovered from the stomach flu that hit the squad last week. Gill will be able to start his regular five consisting of Alex Peterson and Cliff Crandall at forwards, ■Red Rocha at center, and Lew DAN TORREY ... sensational Ore gon State freshman, Is ticketed for a lot of action at a guard spot to morrow night when the Beavers in vade McArthur court. Beck and Morrie Silver at the guard posts. Freshman Dan Torrey is giving Silver a run for his money, how ever, and may crowd Oregon State’s star transfer out of the starting five. Huskies Dump Vandals Again MOSCOW, Jan. 15 (AP)—The University of Washington’s un defeated basketball team tonight completed a four-game conquest of Idaho, trimming the hapless Van dals Vandals 69 to 49 to move into first place in the northern division, Pacific Coast conference. It was the Huskies’ 12th straight victory and gave them a half-game margin over idle Oregon State. Vandals Lead Early •The Vandals led most of the first half, putting up their most effec tive battle to date in defense of their northern division title, but the speed, shooting ability and ball hawking of the Huskies proved too much in the second half. Jack Phoenix, the Vandals’ 6 foot 9-lnch center who sat through last night’s game on the bench, did not suit up tonight. |Coach Guy Wicks said he had “no comment.” Jack Nichols, Husky center, opened the scoring with a field goal in the first minute of play and kept Washington within striking Oliver Sees Rule Changes; Lauds Aiken's Appointment Hopes of a return to a more wide open style of football were ex pressed by Gerald A. (Tex) Oliver yesterday as he reviewed the work of the NCAA and American Foot* bal Coaches association proceed ings in New York last week. Oliver, who resigned as Oregon football coach last fall, was present at the New York sessions and served on the rules committee of the coach es association. He was also elected third vice-president of the associa tion. According to Oliver much discus sion occurred over proposals to eliminate the rule prohibiting the defensive team from running with fumbles and laterals that touch the ground. Also considered was the elimination of the rule declaring the ball dead as soon as the ball car rier’s knee touches the ground. Pros ITse Changes Both of these suggested modifi cations have long been in effect in professional football. The fumble rule was introduced into college football during the heyday of Pop Warner and his wingback systems |to favor ball handling. The rule on the ball being dead upon the runner’s knee touching the ground <vas originally intro duced to eliminate injuries result ing from piling on the ball carrier. Although neither of these propo sals were accepted, it was Oliver’s opinion that they would eventually return to college football. Rule changes which the coaches’ association did recommend to the NCAA included a proposal declar ing blocked kicks as dead as soon as blocked on extra point,, and an amendment bringing the ball in 20 yards from the sidelines instead of the present 15 before putting the ball in play. Pleased With Aiken Oliver also expressed his approv al of the appointment of Jim Aiken, former Nevada coach, as Oregon’s grid mentor. While not being too well acquainted with him personal ly, Oliver was impressed with his fine record, and has heard many compliments in Aiken’s behalf. Aik en also attended the New York ses sions last week. Oliver refused to his discuss fu ture plans saying an announcement would have to wait until a later date. Aiken Expected Today distance throughout a long Idaho rally. Huskies Up at Half After taking a 7 to 4 lead with three minutes gone on counters by Fred Quinn, Grant Hortensen and John Evans, the Vandals held the lead through most of the period. With seven minutes left to play Nichols and Bob Jorgensen started a rally. Jorgensen gave the Hus kies a 28 to 27 lead with two min utes left. In the last minute Mer lin Gilbertson and Sammy White dropped in three field goals each to give Washington a 34 to 28 halftime advantage. The second half was all Wash ington's as Jorgenson put on a spectacular long shot demonstra tion to .tally six field goals for the period and take scoring honors with 18 points. Substitute Freely In six minutes the Huskies ran the lead' up to 46-34 and with eight minutes to play the tired Vandals were trailing 59 to 38. Then both schools substituted complete teams and the reserves finished the game. Gilbertson and Nichols added 13 each to Washington’s total. Evans had 13 for Idaho. Lineups: Washington (69) (49) Idaho White (5).F. (13) Evans Gilbertson (13) F... (6) Mortenson Nichols (13) ....C_ (4) Carbaugh. Jorgensen (18) G (9) Quinn Taylor (5) .G. (4) Taylor Substitutions: Washington, Ea thorne (3), B. Eckmann (1), Van denberg (4), Mallory (4), Roberts (3), J. Eckmann, King. Idaho: Dillard. Geisler (2), Gano (1), Merrey, Ryan (2), Rainey, Walsh, O'Connor (2), Fredekind (6), Chris tensen, Cal-Stanford Series On SD Hccp Slate PCC STANDINGS Southern Division W. L. Pet. California . 2 0 1.000 Stanford . 1 1 .500 U.C.L.A... 1 1 .500 U. S. C. 0 2 .000 This week the Stanford Indians and the California Bears hold the spotlight in the southern division basketball race. The Golden Bears of California play host to the pow erful Stanford Indians at Berkeley Friday and Saturday. The Indians will have to play heads-up ball if they intend to knock California off the top rung of the conference standings. Califor nia toppled southern California twice last week by soores of 42-38 and 53-47 to mak up its seventh and eighth consecutive victories in con ference competition over a two year span. ThevIndians filled the area with question marks last week as they split a pair of tussles with the pow erful UCLA Bruins and may give the defending conference champs a stiff argument. BASKETBALL Army 56, Williams 50. Navy 71, Gettysburg 39. Chicago 59, Illinois Tech 32. Rhode Island State 96, Brown 71. Mississippi State 52, Mississippi 31. Colgate 59, Rochester 45. Colby 52, Maine 45. Vermont 64, Norwich 40. Duke 65, Wak§ Forest 32. Hampden Sydney 47, Randolph Macon 45. Will Be Introduced At Game Tomorrow Jim Aiken, newly-appointedjf football coach for the Oregon Web foots, is expected to arrive on the University campus sometime to day. He arrived in Portland late yesterday where he stayed over night with a friend and former coaching colleague, Rube Betchel. It is expected that Aiken will contact President Harry K. New* bum sometime this morning in forming the president of the exact time of arrival. Plans Changed It was originally planned to pre sent Aiken at a press confernce this afternoon, but when President Newbum announced the appoint ment earlier this week these plana were changed. According to the present pro gram, Aiken will be introduced to Oregon rooters during the Oregon Oregon State game at McArthur court tomorrow night. With Aiken in the Oregon coach ing role, Webfoot fans can be as sured of a wide-open style of play during the coming football cam paign. He is known as a strict fundamentalist on the gridiron and stresses a strong passing attack. Nevada Ranks High During the 1946 season his Ne vada Wolfpack eleven led the na tion in passing and ranked third nationally in total offense. Aiken is known as an inspira tional leader for his athletes, and has won wide acclaim as a bril liant speaker during off-gridiron hours. During his stay at Nevada ha used both the T-formation and single wing offense, and in his three years at Akron relied on the double wing. Carnegie Tech 51, Case 43. Columbia 50, Yale 39. Texas 56, Southern Methodist 36. Penn State 52, Bucknell 45. Fordham 41, Villanova 39. N. C. State 69, Clemson 21. Georgia Tech 55, Auburn 42. Cornell 39, Canisius 36. Bates 61, Bowdoin 42. Cincinnati 53, Miami (O.) 46. South Carolina 62, The Citadel 35.