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Monday. November 22. 1982The Daily Tar Heel5
Duke does bell ringing in Durham,
Devils shock bowl-bound UNC
Free throws key in first-game loss
UNC sloppy at stripe vs. St. John's
By JOHN DRESCHER
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. When James Naismith invented
basketball in this city 91 years ago, the game did not include free
throws. They were not added to the game until about five years
Saturday the UNC basketball team may have been wishing
free throws were never invented.
Carolina missed 17 of 31 free-throw attempts, including four
straight in the last three minutes of regulation, and lost 78-74 in
overtime to a gritty St. John's team.
It was a game UNC should have won. After playing a tenta
tive, sloppy first half in the first college basketball game of the
season, UNC picked up the intensity on both offense and de
fense in the second half. Down 32-28 at halftime of this, the
fourth annual Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, Carolina found
itself with a three-point lead with 2:29 remaining and point
guard Jim Braddock on the line. Braddock, an 83.3 percent
free-throw shooter last season, missed the front end of a one-and-one.
But UNC tapped the ball out and rebounded. Then
Michael Jordan missed two free throws. But UNC tapped the
ball out and rebounded. Then Buzz Peterson missed a free
throw. But UNC tapped the ball out and rebounded. Carolina
missed four straight free throws in 21 seconds - but still had the
ball and the lead.
When Matt Doherty finally hit two free throws 25 seconds
later, UNC had a five point lead with 1 :46 to play. "Later in the
season, we may have been helpless," said St. John's Chris
Mullin after the game. ."To be down five points to North
Carolina is not a good feeling'
But apparently UNC wasn't feeling too good itself. Or maybe
it was feeling too good. "I think we got a little bit too comfort
able and maybe let up just a little," said Jordan, who was
superb, scoring 25 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and occasional
ly bringing NBC's Al McGuire nearly through the roof with ex
citement. Whatever it was, Carolina continued to miss key free throws
and prove the best things in life aren't free. Doherty missed the
first part of a one-and-one with a three point lead and 23 seconds
remaining. After St. John's David Russell, who had 19 points
for the game, took the ball the length of the court and slammed
it home, UNC's Sam Perkins stood on the foul line with a one
point lead, 10 seconds to go and a chance to end the game.
Perkins, visibly tired much of the game because of a lack of
practice due to a knee injury, played a eame that most in-shape
centers would envy. He finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds,
and was the only UNC player to make better than half his free
throws but not this time. He made one of two, but then Red
man guard Kevin Williams, later named co-MVP with Mullin,
swished a 13-footer with two seconds left to tie the game.
Carolina, showing a lack of execution that plagued the team
through the first half, couldn't get a shot off and it was on to
overtime. But the overtime period was decided quickly when St.
John's opened up a six-point lead behind the offensive play of
Russell and held on for the four point win. By the way, Russell
made four-of-four free throws in scoring his 6 overtime points.
For the game, St. John's was 16 of 18 from the free-throw line.
How could a team that shot more than 69 percent from the
free-throw line last season shoot as poorly as UNC did Satur
day? "Well, I really can't explain that," Jordan said. "Yester
day (in practice), each side was hitting their free throws. Maybe
it was the atmosphere, maybe it was our concentration. I really
can't tell what it was
The missed free throws overshadowed what was a very good
second half for UNC. In the first half, UNC was passive on of
fense and sloppy in its execution. Fans in the first few rows kept
their hands up for protection from errant passes, and UNC's
pressing defense was token at best.
But in the second half coach Dean Smith, who continuously
shuffled players in and ou$ in the first half, settled on a few
combinations that clicked. One lineup that worked had Brad
dock and Jordan at guards, Perkins at center, and Doherty and
freshman. Brad Daugherty at forwards. Daugherty, who has
missed much of pre-season practice with an injury, made un
expected contributions of 9 points and 5 rebounds and showed
why he was such a highly recruited player. "The fact that we
were going to the line shows that they weren't stopping us,"
Braddock said. "We were doing what we wanted to do; what
stopped us was ourselves."
And Chris Mullin. The 6-6 sophomore guard hit 10 of 12
shots from the field, some from long distance, scored 22 points
and showed a willingness to take the tough shot. "He could run
for mayoraround here," St. John's coach Lou Carnesecca once
said of Mullin. Saturday's game surely raised his political popu
larity even more with the fans from New York.
Still, though, it came down to free throws. "Why did you
miss your foul shots?" a bright, intuitive reporter asked Smith
after the game.
"We wanted to practice our tipping out," Smith said.
In that they got a lot of practice.
By JACKIE BLACKBURN
Assistant Sports Editor
DURHAM After nine years, the
"Victory Bell" won't be ringing in Kenan
Stadium for a while. The bell will echo
about Wallace Wade Stadium and the
walls of Duke's gothic buildings, at least
until the next UNC-Duke confrontation.
Traps, draws and bootlegs puzzled the
Tar Heels all day Saturday. For the Blue
Devils, the pieces fell into place for. a
But Duke won more than just the Vic
tory Bell, the prize to the winner of the
annual rivalry; it secured a winning
season (6-5) by defeating Sun Bowl
bound North Carolina.
"I'm not thinking about a bowl game.
Our bowl game was today against North
Carolina," Duke head football coach
Red Wilson said. "We've been working
on our momentum. From the time we
came on the field to the time we walked
off, we were going to be charged up."
The Devils speared the Heels early in
the game. Six minutes had ticked off the
clock when Duke scored on its first pos
session. Tailback Mike Grayson capped a
78-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown
run straight up the middle. Grayson, a
5-6 junior who slipped through tackles
right and left, led Duke with 1 18 yards on
the ground. .
UNC retaliated on the next possession
with an 11 -play drive, sparked by a
39-yard pass completion from Scott
Stankavage to Mark Smith. Kelvin
Bryant capped the drive with a 4-yard
touchdown run. Bryant gained 160 yards
on 27 carries, to give him 915 total yards
on the year..
But the big plays of the half came in
the opening minutes of the second
quarter. UNC worked the ball to Duke's
31-yard line, when cornerback Johnny
Hill picked off a Stankavage pass. Quar
terback Ben Bennett then took control,
mixing pass plays and handoffs to com
mand the Blue Devils to North Carolina's
C's long-distance duo to run in nationals
By KURT ROSENBERG
Conflicting emotions swirl around
Glenn Sparrow just as the species that
bears his last name swirls around newly
discovered prey. The NCAA Cross Coun
try Championships will be held today at
Bloomington, Ind., and North Carolina's
top distance nmner would love to always
remember th plare as the'site of his most
memorable and most exceptional college
race. " - -
At the same time, Sparrow will be try
ing to forget. Bloomington also is where
the Indiana Invitational was held earlier
this season. It is painful for Sparrow to
think about, and it makes him even more
determined in his struggle to create future
memories and eradicate the ones that
haunt him at present.
"I think it's in the back of his mind to
erase what happened," his coach, Don
On Oct. 9, at the prestigious meet in
Indiana, he was a step behind the leader,
Clemson's Hans Koeleman. They were
both well ahead of the next man when,
with a third of the race left, Koeleman
took a wrong turn. Sparrow followed and
was never able to recover, finishing a re
spectable but still disappointing 11th.
What happened the first time at In
diana has been on the minds of Sparrow
and Lockerbie. To prevent history from
repeating itself, they went over the course
carefully after arriving in Bloomington
Saturday. Instead of the normal proce
dure of jogging the trails, Sparrow and
Lockerbie made sure of things by going
back over certain confusing areas more
than once and also running hard on the
weaving parts, simulating the actual race.
But Lockerbie stressed that he didn't
want Sparrow to become obsessed with
the course to the point where he would
not concentrate on the race itself.
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"You don't want to go over it too
much," the coach said. "He's not racing
a course, he's racing other people,"
One hundred eight-three other people,
to be exact. And for Sparrow to achieve
All-America status, he has to be one of
the top 25 Americans to finish. It will be
difficult, considering he was only 14th in
the District III (Southeast) Qualifier last
week. But he had been suffering from a
virus in that race, which proved to be his
worst of the season.
Sparrow's physical condition improved
last week and he was expected to be com
pletely ready for the most-important race
of his life.
"Hopefully, I've got my bad race over
with and I'll have my best race at the na
tionals," he said.
Lockerbie hopes so, too. "I think be
cause of his experience in the big races,
he'll run with the leaders," he said.
By KATHY NORCROSS
t Staff Writer
To look at the petite blonde junior, it
would appear that the wind could blow
her away. One would not guess that Joan
Nesbit is ranked No. 17 in the nation in
the outdoor mile, or that she had just
qualified for the nationals in cross coun
try. But knowing this, it would be a more
accurate assumption to say that she runs
with'the"Twmd rathHJthan being blown
around by it.
Nesbit was bora and raised in Fort
Wayne, Ind., so the trip to Bloomington,
Ind. for today's nationals will be rewar
ding, not only because she will be com
peting with the best athletes in the coun
try, but also because she will have her old
friends there to support her.
The ACC has become a power in
women's cross country. In last Saturday's
district qualifier meet, five of the top six
individuals Were from ACC teams.
Because Nesbit has run against these
athletes all season, she will be stronger.
"The only way you get stronger is to
run with the best,'' Nesbit said.
UNC had fewer meets this year, but
the quality of the competition improved.
Nesbit considers four of her races to be
crucial to her experience. In the Sept. 25
meet against Maryland, Wake Forest and
Tennessee, Nesbit placed fourth with a
time of 17:53. Four weeks later, in a meet
with the defending national champion
Virginia, Penn State and Maryland, she
placed fourth again. Entering the race
with hopes of breaking 18:00 on what is,
perhaps, the most difficult course in the
South, Nesbit ran 17:29, the sixth fastest
time on that course.
On Oct. 30, the ACC Championships
were held in College Park, Md. Nesbit
finished 12th and led North Carolina to a
fourth place finish. Her time was 17:03.
Last Saturday she ran iri the District III
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NCAA Qualifier and finished 16th with a
time of 17:37. She was the third in
dividual to qualify for the nationals.
Nesbit has established goals for her
race in Bloomington. She wants to finish
in the top 50, to run a fast time and to
beat Connie Jo Robinson of N.C. State.
Her ultimate goal is to shoot for Ail
American, the top 25. Coach Don Locker
bie believes she is in the running for the
honor. Seventeen girls from last year's
top 40 are returning; they are all from this
One factor in the race will be the cold
weather. Southern runners are not ac
climated to running in the 20 degree
temperatures. Also, the course is suppos
ed to be one of the toughest in the coun
try, but Nesbit does not mind.
"I'm a strength runner," she said. "I
like challenging courses."
"Getting to the nationals is a reward in
itself," Lockerbie said.
Volleyball stops Duke for ACC crown
From ttaff reports
The weekend wasn't a total disappointment for North
Carolina's teams. The UNC volleyball team won the
Atlantic Coast Conference championship Saturday night
by defeating Duke, 15-8, 15-9, 15-6, in the finals at
The Tar Heels lost then; first game to Clemson the
night before, 9-15. But they came back strong, winning
the next three, 15-11, 15-7, 15-10 to advance to the
Duke advanced by outlasting N.C. State, 15-10,
15-13, 10-15,5-15, 15-6.
For UNC, Laura Held and Donna Meier were named
to the all-tournament team, and Linda Kantz was named
to the second team. Duke's Twila Jackson was the most
valuable player, and Maryland's Sue Vance, N.C.
State's Martha Sprague and Joan Russon, and
Clemson's Judy Sacksfield rounded out the first squad.
They're off. The starter's gun sounded for the 1982-83
women's basketball season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in
Boone and the Tar Heels leaped from the gates like
thoroughbreds trampling Appalachian State 114-50
and setting three school records during the course of the
North Carolina's 114 points established a new record
for total offensive output, while the 50 field goals and
64-point mar girt of victory marked new highs in each of
The starting lineup for North Carolina consisted of
Cindy Miller, Henrietta Walls, Kathy Crawford, Pam
Hammond and freshman Pam Leake. Tresa Brown, a
6-2 junior who is being cautious because of a nose in-,
jury, came in to score, 12 points. Sophomore guard
Robyn HaUley also had 12 points off the bench. Leading
UNC's scoring attack was Crawford with 21 points.
Hammond added 12, while Leake, in her first game and
first start ever for coach Jennifer Alley, chipped in with
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II. On third and six, UNC outside line
backer Mike Wilcher caught Bennett
dropping back for a pass. The sack
forced Duke's John Tolish to kick a field
But again UNC followed with a touch
down, this one a 12-yard run by Ethan
Horton around the left side, giving UNC
a 14-10 halftime lead.
"They (Duke) did a good job of run
ning and executing," UNC head coach
Dick Crum said after his team dropped to
64 on the year. "Their play selection was
good. Maybe we got too much too
Wilson said he felt the Tar Heels had
expected his team to pass more. Before
Saturday, Bennett led the ACC with
2,760 yards passing and was ranked sixth
in the nation in passing efficiency. And,
although North Carolina had regained its
No. 1 position in total defense in the na
tion,' it didn't intimidate Bennett. He
threw to six receivers for 273 yards, com
pleting 25 of 34 passes. Mark Militello led
receivers with 136 yards.
The Blue Devils dominated offensively,
516 total yards to UNCs 345; they clearly
dominated the entire game.
"They didn't make any mistakes to
day," Crum cited as a key in the game's
In the third quarter, Puke kept UNC's
defense retreating. But they failed to
score, as Tolish missed a 21-yard field
goal attempt wide to the right.
North Carolina came charging back,
using a 47-yard gain by Bryant to set up
Brooks Barwick's 42-yard field goal. The
field goal, number 16 for Barwick, set a
new school record for most field goals in
On Duke's next possession, Wilcher
came from nowhere to sack Bennett as he
was throwing, Wilcher's third sack of the
day. Brent Clinkscale alternated at
quarterback with the shaken Bennett for
the next 1 1 plays until Bennett handed off
to fullback Greg Boone for a 12-yard
scoring run to tie the game at 17.
North Carolina held the ball for only
five minutes in the fourth quarter, and
only seven minutes in the second half.
Duke used all its time to put the game
away in the final quarter on a 5-yard TD
pass from Bennett to tight end Carl
Franks. Tolish missed the extra point on a
bad snap and later failed to add insurance
when he missed a 32-yard field goal at
tempt with 2:31 remaining in the game.
"I knew it was coming to me," Franks
said. "I wanted it badly. As it turned
out, it was the winning touchdown catch.
And I'll remember it for the rest of my
Color the day blue Duke Blue. Ben
nett surpassed Wake's Jay Venuto with
the most touchdown passes in a career
with 38 and became the only quarterback
in ACC history to pass for more than
3,000 yards. The fans were so ecstatic that
they tore down a goal post and carried it
up the student section in the stands and
out of the stadium.
But the loss didn't dampen any visions
of a Texas Christmas dancing around in
the Tar Heels' heads.
"They didn't do anything today that
disappointed us, except lose," Sun Bowl
President John Thompson said following
the game outside the team buses. "It's
not fair, to judge a team by one perfor
mance. Injuries have certainly hurt them.
A team can always regress their decision,
but we've formally invited UNC to the
The Sun Bowl highlights the game as a
rematch of the UNC-Texas game from
the Bluebonnet Bowl two years ago,
which the Tar Heels won 16-7. But coupl
ed with UNC's loss to St. John's in bas
ketball just following the football game,
many fans weren't kicking up their heels
about any bowl.
"After a loss like that (to Duke), the
kids are disappointed. But it is our in
tention to accept it (the Bowl bid)," UNC
Athletic Director John Swofford said.
"It was not a good day."
Short stuff is the best
stuff for Blue Devils
By MIKE DESIST!
Assistant Sports Editor
Good things really do come in small
packages, at least in Durham. Duke
started a pair of running backs on
Saturday that could very well have
been playing in the Land of the Giants ,
in a high school game, tech less ACC
football They formed a mini
matchup that could have proved lethal
to a mason. If ever a brick wall was to
be run through, one of these two
would do it. The hole would be small,
to be sure. But it would be there.
Greg Boone, a native of Bel Air,
Md., is listed at 5-9, 190 lbs. Head
coach Red Wilson concedes to Boone's
hometown, and acknowledges his full
back's weight, but has to smile when
asked about his height. Boone is more
like 5-7 lAt Wilson said. Tops.
Wilson said. Tops.
Mike Grayson checks in at 5-6, 178
lbs. With a tailback less than three in
ches taller than the San Diego
Chicken, Wilson would be smart to
distort the statistics a little and give the
junior a mental mile with a mere
scratch of the pen. But football isn't
played on paper, and Wilson knows
this. So do the Tar Heels, at least after
The duo was devilish from . the
beginning. On Duke's first offensive
play of the game, Grayson took a han
doff from quarterback Ben Bennett
and scooted around the left end, deep
into the UNC secondary, for 16 yards.
The stage was set.
"It was like sonw evil spirit was in
side of me and I accelerated, Gray
son said of the run...
Evil spirit indeed. Eight plays later,
after a nine-yard reception and a
12-yard jaunt off left guard, Grayson
went over from four yards out for the
first six points of the game. Then, ear
ly on in the second quarter, Grayson's
21 yards on a draw play put the ball on
the UNC 35-yard line, setting up a
John Tolish field goal five plays later.
. and a 10-7 Duke lead.
The Blue Devils' bonsai-version of a
California redwood barrelled his way
to 80 first-half yards on 11 carries, an
average of 7.3 yards a shot. Grayson
saw nothing special in his perfor
"We just came out to play ball.
plain and simple," he said, stating the
But the obvious worked to perfec
tion against a defense that had been
touted as the best in the nation for
most of the year. Duke took advan
tage of a quick and aggressive UNC
pass rush, designedjtq &QQ what the -Tar
Heels expected to. bejr iypicalghl
afr-briented offense o7 Bennett & Cot"
The Blue Devils countered with basic
up-the-middle attacking football, con
tinually catching UNC off balance
with traps, draws, and quick-hitters
run right down their throats.
"Everybody knows we're a passing
team and (they) try to make ad
justments to stop that," Boone said.
"And it left holes."
When it didn't, Boone made them
himself. Big may be bad, but Boone
can be worse if he wants to. And he
did. After runs of eight and 10 yards
in the Blue Devils' game-tying drive
late in the third quarter, Boone broke
loose for 18 yards to the Tar Heels'
11 -yard line, and then carried a good
deal of the UNC defense with him into
the end zone on the next play. Duke's
diminutive (at least on the gridiron)
dynamo added 19 yards to the cause
on the go-ahead drive just minutes
later, and almost broke the game open
with a 32-yard surge off left tackle to
the Tar Heel 4-yard line on a scries
that ended in a missed field goal at
tempt. Boone and Grayson combined for
223 yards (105 yards, 118 yards,
respectively) in a game won on emo
tion, emotion that their opponents
seemed to be lacking.
"I knew this was my last game play
ing with (Greg) Boone, and I wanted
to give it all 1 had," Grayson said.
For the senior Boone, it was his last
. game, period, at least in college. He
wanted to put out his best as well. And
he did just that in a game that they'll
be talking about for a long time in
People said that Duke was short on
talent in the backfield this year,
besides Bennett, that is. They were
right, in an unintentional and ironic
way, unfortunately for North
Carolina. It's heart, not height, that
matters most And Boone and
Grayson have plenty.
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