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Monday. November 22. 1982The Daily Tar Heel5 Bpobts 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 Editor 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 later. 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 23-17 win. 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 UN C's long-distance duo to run in nationals By KURT ROSENBERG Staff Writer 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 Lockerbie said. 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. ' ' ' i :-' '' ; J ;' . - 1 r ' A v, It li i i i ii if miiini, SS-: mm n minnfft Glenn Sssrrow "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 :-:-- . - -.o:::-: I 1 mm?, "... 5 ";; 1 , i v. - , s J- , Joan Nssbft 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 area.. 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 Charlottesville, Va. 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 finals. 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 game. 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 those categories. 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. 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The sack forced Duke's John Tolish to kick a field goal. 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 early." 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 outcome. - 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 a season. 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 life." , 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 bowl." 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 Saturday. 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 mance, however. "We just came out to play ball. plain and simple," he said, stating the obvious. 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 Durham. 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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