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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1949)
By DICK CRAMER
' Emerald Sports Editor
* AX'cll, the basketball season is almost finished. The final Nor
- them Division games will be played this weekend with Oregon
.and Oregon State tangling both in Eugene and Corvallis and
Washington State winding up against Washington in Seattle.
Saturday's game gave Oregon State a big edge for the title
‘and a playoff with the winners in the Southern Division for an
' NCAA berth. The Beavers just need one more win to finish
•things up. or for the Cougars to drop one to Washington.
Slats Gill's quint will be gunning for a win this Friday night
here at McArthur Court, to tie up the title fight. But this week
end will probably wind up the same as the last two tilts, the
Ducks winning here and the Beavers coming through in Corval
Ducks Can Throw Championship Into Playoff
The Webfoots are pretty certain to bounce Oregon State on
Friday, at least it they play-as
►they did in the opening game of
• - the series. But the second tilt, in
^Corvallis, will be the one the
Beavers will win the pennant
with, unless they pull an upset
'the night before.
Oregon could, for the second
-year in a row, throw the Cor
vallis five into a playoff for the
top spot by. winning both
1 games. That is, if Washington
j State could get by Washington
i hat would be no easy matter, uregon state nas omy lost one
.Northern Division game on their home floor in the last 23 that
have been played there. That was last season when the Webfoots
bounced them 42-41.
This Oregon team could do that too. They have talent that is
still developing and tends to be a little erratic, but they also have
“"a lot of fire and scrap. They’ll give the Beavers a rough go in the
next two games.
Orr, White Best of Rooks
From the results of the Frosh-Rook games, it appears that
’Oregon State will get more material from their first-year team
- ' than Oregon will. Their two best prospects are forward Jackie
-Orr and guard Don White. Both of these boys can handle the ball
- - well, and can drop in counters.
• _ Orr is one of the better prospects to come out of the state this
I year. He’s tall, 6-feet 4-inches, well co-ordinated and a good shot,
1 as his 31 counters in the first game between the freshman teams
indicates. lie looks like a cinch for the Beaver varsity next year.
White was the Rook floor general and the key man in back
'court. He handles himself well on both offense and defense, and
- ' hits well on long two-handers. Originally a southpaw, he now
•shoots with both hands.
’ All-State Center Flops With Rooks
The biggest flop on either outfit was Bob Edwards, the 6-foot
~ ' 6-inch pivotman for the little Beavers. Last year he pulled down
'All-State honors while pacing Corvallis High to the state title,
. - but he didn't live up to that this season with the Rooks.
. His main forte in high school was his scoring, and he was very
T.-good at that. He didn’t work on the boards very well, but he
‘didn’t hve to. The Spartans had big Sam Baker to get rebounds,
■and Edwards didn’t pull in too many. He didn’t have to.
But with the Rooks, he hasn't found his old scoring stride.
The Frosh kept him well under control, the big kid getting only
nine points in four games. He doesn’t do much on the boards, so
it looks like he might just as well plan on intramural ball unless
he improves very rapidly.
Hunt Steadiest of Ducklings
Ken Hunt tops the Duckling list, the cool Marshfield kid be
ing one of the steadiest men on the team. He is a good floor man
and a better than average scorer.
- ' t Most of the other Yearlings have turned in fine performances
but haven’t been very steady. Bill Korpela usually turns in a fine
floor game and when he is hot looks like varsity material.
Bill Clausen could develop into a varsity eager with a little
more experience. He has improved during the year and with his
- - height could be a valuable addition to John \\ arren s squad.
- If he could only put the ball through the hoop, Bob Gilbert
- -would be a top-notch prospect. That and his erratic passing will
bold him back.
Jim Calderwood has turned in some good games, but like Kor
pela he is erratic in scoring. He was a fine high school eager and
.may well develop into a good college star. Jim Vranizan fits in
to the same category.
It's not official, but it looks like Roger Wiley’s 27 point splurge
against Washington is a Webfoot scoring record for one player
in a Northern Division tilt. Wiley also holds the individual rec
ord for the season, 219 points last year.
'Wildcat*. Want to Play in A/G/IA <7aafi*tey too-...
Top Teams Get NIT Offers
Cards the 'Boot'
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28—(AP)—The
St. Louis Cardinal baseball club
was notified today that, effective
April 1, it could no longer use
The notice was served by the Do
dier Realty and Investment com
pany, which owns the park and
which is controlled by the St.
A feud between the city’s two
major league clubs over use of the
park has been smouldering for
some time. The Browns have de
manded a higher rental fee than
the $35,000 the Cardinals are pay
ing annually and the American
league club management has been
irritated by the refusal of the Car
dinals to stop radio broadcasts of
their road games. This, the Ameri
can club has maintained, cuts the
attendance at Browns’ home games
Today’s action came in the form
of a legal notice inserted in the
Globe-Democrat. It notified the Na
tional league club that it has for
feited its park lease “because oi
an attempted assignment,” and de
clared the contract terminated.
Fennis Meeting Set
There will be a meeting for all
those interested in turning out foi
varsity tennis this afternoon at twc
o’clock at the McArthur Court ath
The tennis team will be coachec
this year by Saul Lesser, Webfool
letterman, who will act as player
coach. Lesser was appointed recent
Three of Oregon’s coaches in ma
jor sports are graduates of the Uni
NEW YORK, Feb. 28—(AP) —
Kentucky and St. Louis, the na
tion's first and second ranking bas
ketball teams, will renew their ri
valry in the National Invitation
Basketball tournament at the Gar
den early next month. I
Both were extended formal bids
today, St. Louis accepted prompt
ly, and it was reported reliably that
the Wildcats also had decided to
There was no official announce
ment immediately on Kentucky's
acceptance. But a high official said
the Wildcats had agreed to play.
Bernie Shively, director of ath
letics at Kentucky, said the school
is “considering” the N.I.T. bid.
Kentucky is understood to be keen
on competing in both the NCAA
and NIT tourneys.
Kentucky has made no bones
about its desire to meet St. Louis
once again. The Billikens (18-3)
handed Kentucky its only beating
of the season—defeating the boys
from the Blue Grass state, 42-40,
in the New Orleans Sugar Bowl
tourney last December. Since then
Alex Groza, Wah Wah Jones, Ralph
Beard and Co. have won 17 games
in a row and boasts a 25-1 record.
Asa Bushnell, chairman of the
NIT selection committee, who an
nounced St. Louis’ acceptance and
the issuance of the invitation to
Kentucky, said that some 12 to 14
other schools are being considered
for the other berths. He declined
to name the teams in the running.
There apparently would be no
official objections if Kentucky de
sired to enter both the NCAA and
Both Bushnell and A. K. Tebell
of the University of Virginia, chair
man of the NCAA third district in
which Kentucky must qualify, said
it would be okay.
There is no conflict in dates be
tween the tourneys. The eastern
NCAA playoffs will be held in
New York March 21-22 with the
finals in Seattle March 26.
Chorus rehearsal at Wesley
house will begin at 6:30 tonight.
Anyone interested in singing with
the group is invited.
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