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*In what was billed as the "greatest two days of basketball" ever in Rupp Arena, the Kentucky Wildcats beat a very tough Georgia Bulldog team 81-72 before 23,982 fans on the first day. It was run-and-gun time when the two teams hit the floor, with the Cats getting the better end of the break, jumping out to a 43-33 halftime lead. However, the Dogs did not quit, getting within six points with 9:29 to go. The two teams battled the rest of the   way,   but   it   was   UK which
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prevailed on the shoulders of Jim Master and Kenny Walker. Master did the scoring and ended up with 14 points on the day, while Walker crashed the boards and finished with ten. Charles Hurt scored 15 points to lead the Cats. Georgia guard Vern Fleming scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Dirk Minniefield scored his 1000th point to join that list of players, along with teammate Derrick Hord, who scored his 1000th point earlier in the season.
?In a very touching ceremony, the Kentucky fans bid farewell to seniors Charles Hurt, Dirk Minniefield and Derrick Hord as they made their final home appearance before a Rupp Arena record 24,185 screaming fans in a 69-61 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers. The seniors had to fight off the tears as the crowd gave a roaring tribute, capped off by each receiving hugs from the coaching staff. Kentucky grabbed an early 28-20 lead, then watched as the Vols outscored them 14-2 to take a 34-32 lead into the
locker room. Kentucky came out storming and took the lead early in the second half, a lead which they never lost. Kenny Walker stole the show, leading Kentucky with 19 points and ten rebounds as a national television audience looked on. Walker was voted MVP by the NBC commentators. The win guaranteed the Wildcats their 34th SEC title and kept their winning streak alive at seven.
?Kentucky ran out of miracles as it dropped the final game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament 75-69 to Tennessee in overtime. Playing for the fourth straight night, UK led early behind the shooting of senior Truman Claytor and took a 44-37 lead at the half. The Vols battled back against the weary Cats and UK could not pull off the win in the final minutes of regulation, when a Kyle Macy jumper wouldn't fall. Claytor led UK with 27 points and was named to
the all-tourney team. Macy was named the tournaments MVP.
?The Kentucky basketball team received an invitation to the National Invitational Tournament and it was announced they will meet Clemson on Wednesday night at Rupp Arena. Clemson is 18-9 on the year while UK is 19-11.
?UK's Ralph Beard and Cliff Hagan were named to the All-Time SEC first team. Frank Ramsey, Dan Issel, Alex Groza and Wah Wah Jones made up the second team. Louie Dampier and Cotton Nash were on the third team. Former Kentucky Coach Adolpli Rupp was named the All-Time Coach in the SEC.
?UK fell once again as Florida tripped the Cats 75-66. Florida's Gene Shy led the Gators with 30 points. Kevin Grevey had 34 for Kentucky but no one else had double figures.
Wildcat Quiz
Memorial Coliseum Records
Bob Burrow
1. When Memorial Coliseum opened up, Kentucky was in the midst of a 129-game homecourt winning streak still the nation's longest such string. How many of those games did UK win in the Coliseum before losing there?
a) 30
b) 40
c) 45
d) 49
2. The most rebounds in a single game collected by a player in Memorial Coliseum is held by which player?
a) Cliff Hagan
b) Bob Burrow
c) Bob Barber
d) Elgin Baylor
3. How many rebounds did that player get?
a) 18
b) 24
c) 29
d) 34
4. Did Kentucky ever lose two games in a row at Memorial?
Yes or No
5. Did Kentucky ever lose three games in a row?
Cliff Hagan
Yes or No
6. The largest crowd ever to watch a Kentucky game at Memorial was against which SEC opponent?
a) Tennessee
b) LSU
c) Georgia
d) Vanderbilt
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7. Which player holds the record for the most points in a single game scored in Memorial?
a) Louie Dampier
b) Pete Maravich
c) Teddy Klaren
d) Dan Issel
8. In 1954, Linville Puckett put up a desperation 53-foot, 6-inch jumper that holds the Memorial Coliseum record for the longest field goal made. Did that shot win the game for Kentucky when they played Mississippi State?
Yes or No
9. When the Memorial Coliseum winning streak was snapped (question one), which team pulled the trick?
a) Ohio State
b) Dayton
c) Georgia Tech
d) Alabama
10. Were any national attendance records set while Kentucky played in Memorial?
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SEC Title Could Be Decided This Weekend
Down the stretch I Yep, the Southeastern Conference regular season race could go right down to the very last game, and still not decided.
Although Alabama and LSU haven't been mathematically eliminated (as of Sunday), it's apparent Kentucky and Auburn will duel it out for the regular season title during the final two weeks.
If either wins the league outright, the deciding factor will probably come this weekend as both Kentucky and Auburn hit the road for the final time this season.
Auburn travels to LSU Saturday and then to Ole Miss on Monday. Kentucky journeys to Georgia on Saturday and meets arch rival Tennessee on Monday. It wouldn't be surprising to see Auburn either split or sweep its two games. Kentucky is likely to split, but could lose both.
And that's not just being pessimistic. Auburn could be upset by LSU although the Tigers are having to go without injured Leonard Mitchell and the uncertain status of Steffond Johnson who was suspended for the Alabama game last week. If Auburn can avoid the LSU ambush, then the Plainsmen are in great shape for a 15-3 league title and that would assure them of at least a tie, no matter what UK does.
Ole Miss isn't going to beat Auburn in Oxford and Mississippi State and Alabama won't turn the trick in Auburn. The Crimson Tide would love to return the favor of the home team losing, but there will be too much Charles Barkley.
And now to Kentucky.
The Wildcats' 58-54 win over Vanderbilt was anything but beautiful. Sure, it was a win and a win is certainly better than any loss. And, of course, to be a good team you have to win those when you don't play well, especially on the road.
Quite unimpressive was the zone defense which the Cats played and the inability of the much taller Cats to dominate the boards in the second half. A rerun of that game in Athens Saturday could spell SEC loss No. 4.
On the bright side, Georgia hasn't been knocking down many doors in recent weeks. At times, the Dogs have played well but fell just a few points shy at the end. Last week, the Bulldogs bombed Alabama, but returned to their ole ways by losing big to Auburn on the road.
Nevertheless, Hugh Durham has enough talent to beat anyone else in the SEC when the game is staged in Athens. The fact that this game is being televised nationally will do nothing less than to fire up the Bulldogs.
For Kentucky to win, the Wildcats will have to give an effort similiar to the one at LSU way back in January. Anything  less   and  UK   will leave
Athens a loser and most likely a No. 2 finisher in the SEC.
Even with a win, UK will not be out of the woods yet. Two nights later, UK must play at Stokely Athletics Center where Kentucky has won only once in their eleven meetings with the Tennessee Vols since Joe Hall has been coach at Kentucky.
That lone win came in 1978 when UK won the national championship and even then, the win did not come easily.
Tennessee has been a second division club all season, but you can always throw out the record book when these two schools meet in anything. In fact, the Vols pushed the Cats for most of the game in Lexington, until a blowout   in   the   wanning minutes.
If Kentucky ever beats the Vols in Knoxville again, this should be the year, but we've said that before too, like last year, and the year before and the year before. We might be making the same statement again in 1985.
All in all, the Wildcats' backs are to the wall as far as their 35th SEC regular season championship is concerned. About the only way UK can view the race is to win every game and hope that someone upsets Auburn. That isn't likely to happen, but there are no alternatives.
Don't be surprised if UK bows to Georgia by five, and then holds off Tennessee   by   four   in Knoxville.
Recruiting is starting to heat up again on the basketball scene as the April signing date approaches and some of the top stars remain unsigned around the country.
Kentucky seems to be concentrating on super guard Gary Grant of McKinley High in Canton, Ohio. The blue-chipper is considered to be the finest point guard around the country and a three-way battle involving Michigan, Ohio State and Kentucky is emerging.
UK associate coach Leonard Hamilton was in the northern Ohio city again last week watching the youngster play. UK assistant Jim Hatfield is concentrating on West German Gun-thre Behnke. Other players are being watched, but those are the big two right now.
Kentucky Head Coach Joe B. Hall was in Portsmouth, Ohio, last weekend watching 6-10 junior Mike Scott of Greenup County play. He should be one of the top players in Kentucky next winter.
Officiating in the Southeastern Conference has come under heavy fire from practically every corner this season and there are some who say the college game is so fast-paced that it's
Regardless of the reason, something has to be done to restore some creditibility to the fellows in stripe shirts. For one thing, fans and coaches alike are questioning whether or not officials can keep pace in a collegiate game when working basketball games as many as three days in a row.
Fouls, particularly on blocking and charging, have been totally inconsistent all season and college players are having a very difficult time of determining how officials are going to call a game, whether a whistle is going to be blown every time someone rubs another player or if they're going to let them mix it up.
Kentucky fans are still pointing to two plays which involved questionable calls this season, and, ironically, both involved Sam Bowie.
The first one was when Bowie slammed home an offensive rebound in the Tuscaloosa game with Alabama with the score tied late in the contest. The official ruled that Bowie charged into an Alabama player and nullified the goal. The foul was Bowie's fifth and he left the game with some four minutes remaining.
From television replays, it appeared that there was no foul.
Even Alabama writers wondered aloud as evidenced by 'Bama Magazine editor Kirk McNair: "Almost everyone agreed that an official's ruling was the key play in Alabama's 69-62 win over Kentucky. With the game tied at 56 under four minutes to play the Wildcats' Sam Bowie went in for an apparent follow-up slam dunk. However, he was whistled for a foul -his fifth - before the shot and Alabama survived the scare to go on to a 69-62 win. There may have been a question about whether the call on Bowie was a good one, but it's almost unquestionable that it was to Bama's advantage to be at home. That's not the kind of call likely to be made in Lexington."
And Kentuckians might well agree UK isn't likely to get a favorable call like that in Tuscaloosa either.
The other call was made a few days later in Lexington when Bowie was whistled for a foul that apparenlty had been made by another Wildcat several feet away.
Bowie lost his composure and reacted very violently, to the extent of deserving a technical foul. This time, none was called although two officials were looking directly at him. One official was quoted later as saying that a technical was not called because they thought an error was made in the call against Bowie. Humm?
Yes, something needs to be done about officiating in the league. Perhaps, we're like typical fans. We know something is wrong but we don't have the solution. That job is for the SEC office which is paid to provide officials
which are capable of calling consistent and fair games, whether a team is at home or on the road.
By the way, the best officiated game I've seen this year was the Kentucky game at'Florida back in January. The officiating was never a factor in the outcome of the contest. And that's about the only game I can say that for. And there are no sour grapes here folks, because you know that Florida won that contest.
HITS AND MISSES. . . Those in the power deny it, but SEC television fans must be wondering if the outside forces have had any input into the selection of instant replays on recent television games in the conference. There appears to be a noticeable absence of instant replays on controversial plays in recent weeks from SPI Productions as compared to the number of instant replays earlier in the year. Sometimes, instant replays can provide fans with a pretty good impression whether an official's call was a good one or not. . . Here's hoping Katharine Hall, wife of Coach Joe B. Hall, has a speedy recovery. She was hospitalized last week with a virus and missed the Vanderbilt game in Nashville. . . How good was UK's football recruiting? Well, a well-known Texas scouting service lists Joe Curry, Mark Higgs, Bill Allen, and Ivy Joe Hunter among the South's Top 125. Hunter, by the way, is rated as the second best running back in Florida and the fifth best back in the entire South which includes the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. We'll have a complete listing of Max Emfinger's Dixie 125 in next week's issue. . . A special congratulations to former UK assistant Joe Dean, Jr. who has just bagged his first conference championship at Birmingham Southern. His club finished the regular season at 21-6 and won both the Southern States Conference and NAIA District 27 regular season titles. His team held a one-game lead over Athens (Ala) going into the final game of the season on the road against Athens. Southern won the title outright by beating Athens (the league's preseason favorite) 55-53. Southern was ranked fourth in the preseason poll and won 18 of its last 21 games. Dean's team now prepares for the league tourney and an automatic berth in the NAIA Playoffs. "It's been the happiest time of my life," said Dean after the title-clinching game, "I never dreamed we'd be where we are today." Southern is only two victories away from the national NAIA tourney in Kansas City. 4
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The Vanderbilt Commodores staged; an uphill battle for almost 39 minutes, tied the game with 37 seconds left but failed to make the key plays in the waning seconds. In the end, Kentucky pulled out its second consecutive victory in the final seconds.
The win kept Kentucky on pace with Auburn in the Southeastern Conference race. Both teams have three losses while Auburn would try and equal UK in the win column on Monday night against Tennessee. Kentucky is off until Saturday, when they travel to Georgia.
Kentucky is now 11-3 in the SEC and 20-3 overall, marking the 10th time Joe Hall has won 20 games at UK. Vandy fell to 11-12 overall and 6-8 in the league. The Commodores are battling for one of the league's top six spots, since the bottom four must play a first-round game in the SEC tournament in Nashville March 7-10.
The 1981 SEC tourney was the last time Vandy defeated UK. The Cats won earlier this year by 67-46. This one was nowhere like that one, as 15,626 fans thought an upset was in the making. It was in making but it was not in the end as Vandy lost its fourth straight.
Important Numbers
Vandy felt it lost this one, rather than Kentucky won it. They pointed to poor foul shooting as the reason. A 72.6 percent foul shooting team before the game, Vandy made just eight of 17. The final miss was by Brett Burrow, with the score tied at 54 and 30 seconds remaining.
Other than that, Vandy played the gameplan to perfection. They slowed the tempo and answered every Kentucky run. A team known for its killer streaks, Kentucky never could put Vandy away. The best indication of Vandy's neatness was a mere two turnovers, none in the second half.
Kentucky solved some of its recent turnover habits, committing only eight. However, two were crucial ones late against the press. Kentucky won the board battle by 28-23, but Vandy outrebounded UK by two the second half.
As has often been the case this year, Kentucky won by outshooting the opponent. The Cats hit 60 percent (24-40), coming off a 66 percent outing
against Florida. UK hit 70.6 percent (12 of 17) the second half, after hitting 76.2 the second half against Florida. Vandy shot 46 percent from the field.
Turpin Was On
Melvin Turpin turned in one of those spectacular offensive games he occasionally comes up with. He scored 16 points in the second half and finished with 22. Hitting shots from all over, Turpin made 11 of 15.
Kenny Walker and Dicky Beal both had ten points. Walker stayed in foul trouble while Beal got his second career start and played all but one minute. It was his third straight game in double figures. Sam Bowie had eight points and a game-high nine rebounds.
Interestingly, Kentucky's reserves did   not   try   a   single   field goal.
Senior forward Jeff Turner paced Vandy with 17 points. It was his hot shooting from the wings late that enabled Vandy to even matters. Burrow scored 12 points with a solid second half. Sharpshooter Phil Cox had averaged over 20 points a game
Key stats? Bowie's five rebounds gave UK a 17-10 edge on the boards. There was a total of just five turnovers. Vandy was one of five at the line, UK five of five. Turner picked up what looked like was a crucial third foul with 14 seconds in the half. That would turn out to be his final foul.
Hall Pleased With UK's Poise
Kentucky Coach Joe. B. Hall made the following comments after his team defeated Vanderbilt 58-54 Sunday afternoon:
Hall: "Turner did a good job for them, especially down the end. Turpin and Bowie both tried to put pressure on him but he did a good job. Vandy did a great job. They kept the pressure on us. They banged the boards. If we had had a four-point lead down the stretch, we might have thrown the ball around a little more. We were trying to get a four-point lead, then back it out.
Key Contributors:
Turner 17 pts.
Bowie 9 rebs.
since not getting a field goal earlier against UK. He again had his shooting problems Sunday, hitting just three of eight. However, Cox did have two crucial steals which turned the momentum to Vanderbilt.
First Half Draught
Kentucky jumped on top 12-6, with Turpin scoring three buckets and blocking a Cox shot which gave Beal a layup at the other end. The score was 16-10 when both teams went cold. UK went over four minutes without scoring, as Bowie, Turpin and Walker all had two fouls. Vandy went over six minutes without a field goal and with only one point. Walker's three-point play on a follow shot finally moved UK in front 21-11, with 7:11 left.
As would be the story all night, Vandy scraped its way back. UK went to a zone and Vandy found the range. Jeff Gary hit the second of two jumpers to get Vandy within 23-19. UK's Jim Master hit his only two field goals of the night, then Tom Heitz added a pair of foul shots and UK led 29-21 at the half.
The strategy was just to get ahead and stay ahead.
"I was pleased with our performance today. We did not play bad at all. Vandy just played very, very good. They hit well and they were hustling their defense. They stayed with their gameplan real well and everything we changed, they adjusted to. They played unbelievable. They did a good job but we won the game.
"I thought the key was our ability to score down the stretch and stay ahead because Vandy was putting the pressure on. We did a good job maintaining our composure."
The Tense Ending
Walker's windmill slam gave UK a 34-28 lead. UK was coasting with 42-32 lead on Beal's jumper from the key. Turpin rebounded and the Cats seemed to be moving away. However, Cox's stripped Turpin after the rebound and, as the Vandy play-byplay sheet describes it, "Cox valiantly and bravely ignores Turpin's presence and hits the layup."
Turpin's radar was on, scoring: 12 of
14 UK points. It was 48-38 when Cox made the defensive play again. UK had a fast break going when Cox pilfered a Beal pass. He drove the court and hit Gary for a layup. Vandy was back in business, with Walker on the bench with four fouls.
Beal beat the press and fed Turpin for a dunk and it was 50-41. However, two UK turnovers against the press and Gary's wing shot made it 50-46. Turner's jumper made it 50-48. At 3:10, Bowie drove the lane for a short jumper and it was 52-48.
Turner matched that from outside. Bowie missed for UK but Turpin put it back in at 2:04. At 1:48, Turner connected again. UK killed the clock until Master was sent to the line with 53 seconds to go and UK nursing a two-point lead. Master missed. Turner missed from the wing, but Bobby Westbrooks rebounded. On his follow shot, a controversial goaltend was called on Bowie. It was 54-54, with 37 seconds left.
UK beat the press and Turpin hit a short jumper at 30 seconds. However, he was whistled for charging Burrow. The Radcliff, KY. native missed the foul shot and Walker boarded. At 23 seconds, Beal was fouled. He made both for a four-point cushion. Vandy missed twice before Walker rebounded and this one was history.
Big Sam Confused Over Goaltending
Sam Bowie (On his goaltending call which let Vandy tie the game at 54-54): "I guess the official saw it from a different view because I really did not understand it. It was a big play at that particular time. If we get the clean block and get the ball, then the momentum changes our way. I would like to watch the tapes. From where I was from and from what the other players said, I did not think I goaltended any tonight."
(On blocking shots): "If you block a shot but knock it out-of-bounds, you really have not made any progress. The other team gets the ball back so it is not really a turnover. So I try to keep it in play and give us a chance to get the ball back."
When you are up by ten points with six minutes to go and you are on the road in the SEC, you can't consider calling it quits. The game of basketball can change so quick. Turner got a hot hand and started hitting from everywhere. That was a key. There were also a couple of times we had some crucial turnovers. I know I made a missed judgement on one pass. I thought Melvin was going in for a lob but he was not and I threw it. That was a crucial mistake. But this turned out to be a good victory for us because it was a tense victory. That makes you grow up. Sometimes in those 19 and 20 point blowouts, you can learn bad habits.
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Playing Against UK Has Its Aftereffects
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Beal Confident At Foul line
Dicky Beal - "I knew they would foul me. I did not shoot well at the line the last game. I just had to go up there with confidence. I felt good and I wanted to go to the line. When I went two for six against Florida, I was not n-.illy concentrating. I just have to get up there and look at the rim. Hopefully they will go in.
"Vanderbilt was using the whole 45 seconds when they had the ball. Thev would shoot the last ten seconds. They did a real good job. I thought they shot the lights out and played a great game. When Walker got that one dunk, we thought we had the momentum. We were outragious, as far as emotion. But Vandy came right back with a basket. Somebody else had a real nice dunk and three-point play, then Vandy got another basket. There was enthusiasm out there but they just kept coming back and they had their fans behind them. You can't say enough about the way they played."
(On starting for the first time this year): "I was keyed up. It helps to know you are going to be in there playing earlier but I did not approach the game any differently. When they introduced the starting lineups, I did not know where I was supposed to go. I had to ask somebody.
"They (Vandy) played the press really well. We made some bad decisions at the end. But I don't think we had more than ten turnovers (actually eight), which is very good."
Turpin: High Scorer
Melvin Turpin - ' 'They were moving the ball around very well. Somebody would try to help out on defense and they would get the ball around before we got there. It is always hard to win on the road.
"When I take my first shot, I can almost tell if I am going to be on. Today, after the first one, I felt just like I did against LSU (when he scored 35 points on 15-7 shooting). When I took my first shot, I was off balance but I made it so I knew it was going to be a good night.
"In the second half, they were sending everyone to the boards. It was hard to find someone to block out. They have some guys who are really quick and can get up."
By winning at Vanderbilt last Monday night, Auburn not only managed to keep track with Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference race but the Eagles managed to do something few teams have done this year.
They won their next game after playing Kentucky. Auburn became only the fourth team (of the first 12 UK played) to win their next game and only the third to win their next SEC game.
It's no secret that opponents in the SEC get mentally fired up for Kentucky. Coaches and players a-round the league admit as much while virtually every school sets a season attendance mark when the Cats visit.
The danger of that is that a team can't get psyched back up for its next game. Auburn Coach Sonny Smith said that was his worry after his team left Lexington and headed to Nash-
"Everybody gets higher for UK than any other team. It's no trouble getting a team up for Kentucky. You could get someone out of a coma to play Kentucky," said Smith.
"But it makes for a difficult situation when you play the second game of the road trip."
Perhaps it is only coincidence but the numbers bear out the worries expressed by Smith. And some of the losses handed teams after playing UK would have to be called major upsets, such as Vandy winning at Auburn.
Here is what the team that played UK did following Kentucky's first 12 SEC games:
(1) Ole Miss lost at home to Vandy (2) LSU lost at Tennessee (3) Alabama lost at Vandy (4) Miss. State beat Tennessee at home (5) Auburn lost at home to Vandy (6) Florida lost at Tennessee   (7)   Vandy   beat South
Carolina in a non-conference game (8) Georgia lost at Vandy (9) Tennessee lost at Ole Miss (10) Alabama won at home against Vandy (11) Miss. State lost at Tennessee (12) Auburn won at Vandy.
Auburn also became the First team to win the second-game ot a road swing when UK was the First game. If it is true that teams are flat after playing UK, the benefactor has often been Vandy. Teams usually visit Nashville after Lexington.
Newton Says Vandy Fell Short At Line
The following quotes were made by Vanderbilt Head Coach CM. Newton after his team lost to Kentucky 58-54:
"I think there's a very simple explanation of the loss and that is that we couldn't hit our free throws. It wasn't just one or two players but the whole team. Nobody every tried to miss a free throw, though.
"We are an excellent free throw shooting team but we just couldn't get 'em down. If we hit our free throws we are going to be very, very happy but instead it's a very, very disappointing loss.
"We really believed that if we did our thing and did it well, we could win
the game. I thought we did what we felt we had to do to win that game, which was to make Kentucky play a half court game. We felt like we needed to get to the free throw line and to keep them off the line. John Bostick (assistant head coach) did an excellent job of preparing us.
"Jeff Turner came up with some big, big plays down the stretch as did (Phil) Cox and Jeff Gary."_
Dale Brown Finds Magic Off Bench
LSU Coach Dale U. Brown dusted off the bench and found his own magic potion when the Tigers edged Ole Miss in Oxford. Viewing virtually all of the 1984 SEC action from the bench, LSU's Steffond Johnson, who likes to be called "Baby Magic," supplanted the injured Leonard Mitchell in the Tiger lineup against Ole Miss and responded by setting personal records of points scored (20), rebounds (15), steals (5), field goal percentage (9 of 10 for 90%), and minutes in four SEC games prior to Sunday's game, played only 14 minutes in four SEC games prior to Sunday's game. 6
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The Cats' Pause Scouting Report
Wildcats' Statistics Vs. Georgia
Sam Bowie	5	29-53	54	7	13-15	86	6	44- 8.8	13	71	14	2	1	6	170	34
Melvin Turpin	7	29-46	63	0	8- 9	88	8	41- 5.8	18	66	9	4	2	1 1	119	17
J im Master	7	32-67	47	7	29-31	93	5	7-1.0	18	93	13	2	22	17	238	34
Dicky Beal		5-1 1	45	4	2- 3	66	7	4- 0.5	2	12	1	7	7	8	55	8
Bret Bearup	5	1- 7	14	0	4- 7	51	1	5- 1.0	6	6	1	2	1	3	44	9
Tom He i tz	6	2- 4	50	0	8-10	80	0	11- 1.8	3	12	2	0	0	4	40	7
Troy McKinley	4	0- 1		--	0- 0		-	2- 0.5	1	0	0	0	0	0	20	5
Kenny Walker	3	13-21	61	9	5- 6	83	3	21- 7-0	11	31	10	3	5	7	75	25
Roger Harden	3	3-11	27	2	4- 5	80	0	3- 1.0	4	10	3	3	10	2	35	12
Winston Bennett	1	1- 5	20.	0	2- 2	100	0	4- 4.0	0	4	4	0	3	0	20	20
James Blackmon	1 .	2- 2	100.	0	0- 0	---	-	1-1.0	SH	4	4	0	2	0	9	9
Paul Andrews	1	0- 1	---	-	o- 0	---	-	1- 1.0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	2
LeRoy Byrd		0- 0	---	-	o- 0	---	-	1-1.0	0	0	0.	0	0	1	1	1
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