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MARCH 21 -22, 1958 LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
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iJo ari i a n i en / March 21 7:30 9:30 p.m. p.m. Kentucky vs. Temple Kansas State vs. Seattle
Schedule March 22 7:00 9:00 p.m. p.m. Consolation National Championship
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
'T'HREE teams no strangers to the championship round, headed by Kentucky, the only three-time winner, and one joining such company after four unsuccessful attempts that's the championship bracket for the 20th annual National Collegiate Basketball Tournament.
Whittled out of a 24-team field including all sections of the country (the original entry included 20 different states), this quartet of regional winners enters the final leg in pursuit of the James W. St. Clair Trophy, emblematic of the National Collegiate Basketball Championship
EAST CHAMPION Temple University (26-2), winner of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Conference. Owner of a 25-game winning streak. Third-place finisher in the 1956 national tournament.
MIDEAST CHAMPION University of Kentucky (21-6), winner of the Southeastern Conference. Three times national champion, making a record 10th appearance in the tournament.
MIDWEST CHAMPION Kansas State College (22-3), winner of the Missouri Intercollegiate (Big Eight) Athletic Association. National runner-up to Kentucky in the 1951 finals.
WEST CHAMPION Seattle University (22-5), an upstart independent led by Elgin Baylor, the nation's
No. 2 scorer. Four times a first-round and regional competitor, but never before a semifinalist.
Under the tournament plan of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, these four were screened by competition involving the entire 24-team field in a series of 20 first round and regional games.
From the time the National Collegiate Championship was inaugurated in 1939 until 1951, only the nation's top eight teams qualified for the national championship. In 1951, this tournament pattern was changed to provide that champions of certain conferences be automatically qualified for the tournament and the remainder of the field be made up of outstanding independents, or "at-large" institutions. Since 1951, the size of the tournament field has been tripled, making it truly a "Tournament of Champions."
Three of the 1958 semifinalists Temple, Kentucky and Kansas State jumped directly into regional play and won two games each for semifinals berths, but Seattle was required to hurdle three foes to earn the trip to Louisville.
Three high-scoring all-Americans grace the lineups of the semifinalists, headed by Seattle's Elgin Baylor, the nation's No 2 scorer with a 33.1 average. Others are: Kansas State's Bob Boozer, averaging 20.4 points per game, and Guy Rodgers of Temple, with a 20.1 standard.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
1957 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONS
Front Kmc (left to right): Hob Cunningham, Tommy Kcarns, Tony liutlm it h ami Coach McGuire. Hack Rote (loft to right): Pete llrennan, Joe Qiiigg anil l.ennie Kosenbluth.
2 THE CHAMPIONSHIP TRAIL
at NEW YORK MARYLAND 67 INDIANA 98, MIAMI (Ohio) 9
BOSTON COLLEGE 63 at CHARLOTTE TEMPLE 69
at NEW YORK
WEST VIRGINIA 84
at NEW YORK
MIAMI of OHIO 82
NOTRE DAME 94
TENNESSEE TECH 61
at LEXINGTON MIAMI of OHIO
at LEXINGTON NOTRE DAME
OKLAHOMA STATE 59
LOYOLA (LA) 42
OKAHOMA STATE 65
at LAWRENCE CINCINNATI
part owner of a summer camp in the Pocono Mountains.
In his six seasons at Temple, Litwack has produced a 115-47 record, this being 73-15 during the era of All-American guard Guy Kodgers.
9 KANSAS STATE WILDCATS
KANSAS STATE COLLEGE
Manhattan, Kansas 6,800
James A. McCain PI. B. (Babe) Lee Tex Winter Howard Shannon Big Eight Purple and White Wildcats
Back row: Howie Shannon, Freshman Coach Steve Douglas, Bob Boozer, Jack Parr, Wally Frank, Hotcard Rice, Larry Fischer, Bill Laude. Middle row: Glen Long, Dean Plagge, Bob Graham, Hayden Abbott, Bob Merten, Roy DeWitz, Coach Tex Winter. Bottom rotv: John Stow, Manager, Don Matuszak, Don Richards, Sonny Ballard, Jim Holwerda, Bill Euthridge.
"DEFORE the 1957-1958 season began, most people were ready to wrap up the Big Seven Conference Championship and send it by parcel post to the University of Kansas, led by 7-foot Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain. But Kansas State -wasn't ready to lick the stamps for postage. Instead, it intercepted delivery for itself.
Now 22-3 for the seasonit was 20-3 for the regular season and 10-2 in the conferenceKansas State makes its fourth National Collegiate tournament appearance. The Wildcats are 7-4 in tournament competition.
In winning the Big Seven Crown for Kansas State for the fifth time since 1947, Coach Tex Winter early in the season sorted out the top six players, labeled them his six "regulars" and leaned on them through all games.
The men: 6-9 senior center Jack Parr, 6-8 junior forward Bob Boozer, 6-3 senior forward Hayden Abbott, 6-3 senior guard Roy DeWitz, 6-foot junior guard Don Matuszak, and 6-8 forward-center Wally Frank.
Thus, this is a team with exceptional height, experience anji, of course, outstanding ability. Moreover, this is a team of balanced scoring, although the big men set the paceBoozer with a 20-point-per-game average and Parr with 14-plus.
Kansas State's power is attested to by the formidable schedule it has played. Outside the conference, the Wildcats met and conquered Indiana, Purdue, Iowa and Minnesota of the Big 10, Arkansas of the Southwest Conference and California of the Pacific Coast Conference. Indiana, Arkansas and California won their conference titles.
Highlight of the season was. according to Coach Winter, K-State's 79-75 conquest in a double overtime over Kansas on the Jayhawks' home floor. Although Kansas came back to win the season's finale 61-44 at Manhattan, the Wildcats already had [he conference championship tucked away.
Although as a team K-State never registered among the nation's leaders in any important category of game statistics, the Wildcats continued to win. Coach Winter attributed this to team balance.
Team captain and take-charge guy, six-foot junior guard Don Matuszak (pronounced Ma-TOOS-sac) is averaging 7.3 points. Excells in playmaking, passing-off, but can hurt in the clutch in scoring.
10 SEASON'S RECORD
Won 22 Lost 3
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Texas Western __________31
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Iowa State _________________54
Iowa State __________________70
Cincinnati # -------------80
Oklahoma State ________57
Roy DoWilz is the real hustle guy of the Wildcats. The 6-3 senior, averaging 8.2, is a clever dribbler and ballhandler, teas voted "most inspirational player" by his mates last season.
Wheelhorse of the Wildcats is 6-9 senior center Jack Parr, named Ail-American by the Helms Foundation as a junior. Averaging 14.3 points, has hauled down 241 rebounds, and shines as a feed-off artist.
Often called K-Slale's most under-rated player, 6-3 senior forward Haydon Abbott is a pre-med student. Averaging 7.7 points, is a speed merchant on the fast break.
Ail-American Bob Boozer is a 6-8 Ail-American forward averaging 20.4 points. Also leads the Cats in rebounds tvith 265. A commercial art student, he has just about every shot in the book, is agile, quick for a big man.
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THE LINE UP
NO. R W NAME POS. HT. WT. CLASS FIELD GOALS FREE THROWS FOULS
3 4 Bill Kennedy G 5-11 170 So.
5 5 **Guy Rodgers G 6-0 182 Sr.
10 10 *Tink Van Patton C 6-8 225 Sr.
1 1 30 Jack Peepe G 6-2 202 Jr.
12 12 Cliff Crispin G 6-0 183 So.
14 14 Gerry Lipson G 6-0 190 So.
23 32 Mel Brodsky F 6-2 180 Sr.
25 52 Pete Goss C 6-7 215 Jr.
31 24 **Jay Norman F 6-3 190 Sr.
33 22 **Dan Fleming F-C 6-6 210 Sr.
35 34 *Ophie Franklin F 6-4 170 Jr.
41 42 *Joe Goldenberg G 5-7 155 Jr.
45 44 Erwin Abrams C 6-6 190 So.
* Denotes number of major letters
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NO. W B NAME POS. HT. WT. CLASS FIELD GOALS FREE THROWS FOULS
00 5 **