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Tar Heels art objects as season opens;
UNC defeats OSU in Charlotte, 94-63
LeRoy Neiman, famous sports artist, sketches some
drawings of Carolina's basketball team during the 94-63 win
over Oregon State in Charlotte Saturday. He sat on the floor
under one of the baskets with a friend during the game and
sketched the Tar Heels, since they're ranked so high, he said.
His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and Playboy.
.Staff photo by Sam Fulwood III.
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By PETE MITCHELL
CHARLOTTE Gazing over the shoulder of famous
sports artist LeRoy Neiman as he sketched his impressions of
Saturday's UNC-Oregon State game, you get an interesting
view of the Tar Heels in their season opener.
Neiman, whose sports art has appeared in such publications
as Sports Illustrated and Playboy, pulled out his pad and
pencils, borrowed a Carolina cheerleader's jacket for his high
heeled, fur-clad escort to kneel on and sat underneath the Tar
He had to remember the extraordinary Phil Ford from last
year and the slashing, driving Mike O'Koren, but for most of
the country, this year's Tar Heels are a bunch of no-names.
Neiman pulled out a long, pencil-thin cigar from his jeans
jacket, lit it but got back to his etchings in a hurry as the
hulking Geff Crompton lumbered down the court in his
direction. Neiman and his lady friend exchanged incredulous
glances. They hadn't remembered him from the NCAA finals
in Atlanta last April, but then, a whole lot of things are
different about the squad this year.
The obvious is the absence of Walter Davis, John Kuester
and Tommy LaGarde from Coach Dean Smith's top five. Not
so obvious are some subtle, but significant, stylistic
differences which give the 1977-78 Heels a different
complexion from the start.
"I guess the biggest difference this year is that we know
we're in for a battle every game," O'Koren said, after leading
all scorers with 21 points Saturday night. "We still think we
can beat anybody, but last year we felt we could just walk out
on the court and win."
Indeed, the Tar Heels played every second against Oregon
State like it was their last. They're a ballhawking, diving,
gambling bunch of swashbucklers on both offense and
defense. M ost agree Carolina will rely on speed and a pressing,
scrambling defense without the steadying force Davis
provided and lack of bulk inside.
"With Walter and Tommy last year, every time we threw it
to them it was an automatic two," said Rich Yonakor, UNC'g
sophomore center. "We don't have that this year; we ve gotta
work harder for our points."
Mainly because of the contagious antics of O'Koren and
Yonakor, Carolina should be more outwardly enthusiastic
Neiman was feverishly reproducing the scene at the end of
the first half when the Tar Heels had rattled off 18 straight
They gathered at the foul line before Ford would complete a
three-point play. Yonakor and O'Koren were
characteristically jumping up and down, slapping hands,
freshman Al Wood and John Virgil had wide-eyed smiles on
their faces and the whole bench was up clapping and waving
"Yeah, I think we'll show ouremotions more this year "said
Yonakor. "The guys that left weren't like that on the court or
off. It seems like everybody's jumping around and showing
enthusiasm this year."
"1 just get into the game," O'Koren commented. "I don't
know about the other guys, but it helps me to go wild out
Talent-wise, and in terms of potential, this year's Tar Heels
arefrighteninglygifted.For once, Smith can look past the
seventh rriatTwith confidence. Virgil seems to have lost his
timidness, Wood can soar, Jeff Wolf is making fewer mistakes
and Dave Colescott and Ged Doughton appear to have
learned a lot from John Kuester at guard.
"I think Coach Smith feels he can go rigjit down the bench
and not lose anything," Tom Zaliagiris said. "Our depth might
not be why it looks like we're scramblers; everybody can go all
out all the time."
When it was all over and Carolina had secured a 31-point
season-opening win over the Beavers, Neiman took a final
puff on his cigar and strolled out of the Charlotte Coliseum,
leaving his drawings behind for the swarming kids. His
impressions meant little to him, but for those sizing up UNC's
new look in 1977, his art work was invaluable.
ACC teams unbeaten as season opens
By United Press International
While North Carolina was opening its
season with a 94-63 win over Oregon
State Saturday in Charlotte, the other
teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference
also were opening play against non
Sophomore forward "Hawkeye"
Whitney scored a career-high 35 points
Saturday in N.C. State's win over
Appalachian State. Coach Norm Sloan
had a chance to use many of his newly
recruited freshmen and said he
especially was pleased with the play of
guard Kenny Matthews and center
Johns Hopkins didn't have a player
over 6-4 and had no answer for Duke's
swarming, hanging defense. Duke
forward J im Spanarkel scored 1 8 points
and much-heralded freshman Eugene
Banks added 14 in his first college game.
Rod Griffin poured in 22 points to
lead Wake Forest to an 83-79 win over
UNC-Wilmington. The teams played to
a standoff during the second half, but
Griffin hit two free throws with 2:33 left
to put the Deacons ahead for good at 75
72. The Deacons hit eight free throws,
four of them by Griffin.
Stan Rome led Clemson with 18
points in the championship match at the
1PTAY Tournament. Neither Clemson
nor Rhode Island could manage more
than a six-point lead until with nine
minutes to go, the Tigers hit a 20-6 spurt
to go in front 71-63 to stay.
Virginia won the VMI Tipoff
Tournament by whipping the host team.
Center Steve Castellan scored 20 points
and guard Jeff Lamp added 18 in the
On Monday, Oregon State will be at
Wake Forest and Georgia Southern will
be at N.C. State. Duke hosts
Washington Tuesday night. On
Wednesday, Clemson visits Furman,
Carolina plays host to Oregon State and
Randolph-Macon goes to Virginia.
Maryland visits Penn State Thursday.
The Big Four Tournament gets
underway Friday at Greensboro with
Carolina against Duke and Wake
Forest playing State. The championship
match will be played Saturday.
Also Saturday, Clemson hosts- the
Citadel, Virginia welcomes Old
Dominion and Maryland plays in the
AIA at Anaheim, Calif.
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