"Campbell was tremendous inside," said North Carolina Coach Dean Smith of Clemson's John (Moose) Campbell. "We expected him to get his dunks, but when he hit that 18-foot turnaround jumper I knew we were in trouble." Campbell, a 6'10", 245-pound senior center who averaged a mere 5.6 points and 4.5 rebounds last season, became The Moose That Roared as he had 28 points and nine rebounds in the Tigers' 93-76 romp. Clemson then beat Georgia Tech 56-48 in another ACC game.
An 88-82 loss at Virginia left North Carolina 0-2 in the ACC for the first time since the league was formed in 1953. The Cavaliers' Ralph Sampson picked up two fouls before four minutes had been played but managed to keep from fouling out, finishing with 21 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Jeff Lamp, who had 25 points for Virginia against the Tar Heels, had scored 21 during an earlier 64-59 victory over Wake Forest. The Cavaliers, playing without leading scorer Lee Raker, who was sidelined with a separated shoulder and a concussion, prevailed though they had just one field goal in the last 10½ minutes.
Duke brushed aside Colgate 73-44, forcing 30 turnovers while experimenting with a variety of defenses in preparation for the start of its ACC schedule this week. Gene Banks, who played 29 minutes, had 21 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists for the Blue Devils.
January 14, 1980
"It was a day I'll never forget," Drake Coach Bob Ortegel said. After his Bulldogs payed a visit to the White House and shook hands with President Carter, they left Onegel's hands shaking when they barely beat Georgetown 79-77 in double overtime. Drake wiped out an eight-point Georgetown lead as Lewis Lloyd poured in 12 of the Bulldogs' last 18 points in regulation time to knot the score. Lloyd ended up with 29 points.
Syracuse extended its home-court winning streak to 51 games by smothering Canisius and Seton Hall with a pressing defense. After Canisius took a 13-12 lead, the Orangemen resorted to their press, allowed only two second-half field goals and won 81-49. The press also numbed Seton Hall. Syracuse broke away from a 17-17 standoff and took its Big East opener 99-76 with Roosevelt Bouie getting 19 points, 15 rebounds and six blocked shots.
In another Big East matchup, Connecticut held a 34-33 halftime edge at St. John's, but the Redmen came out on top 83-73 as Bernard Rencher had 17 points and Wayne McCoy and Reggie Carter each scored 16.
1. DUKE (11-0)
2. ST. JOHN'S (9-1)
3. SYRACUSE (10-0)
It is not likely to become standard operating procedure, but at a glance one might suspect that SEC coaches have come up with a new approach to winning the big ones. Two weeks ago, Kentucky's Joe Hall suspended two key players before facing Notre Dame. Nonetheless, the Wildcats won. Last week, Tennessee's Don DeVoe handed out suspensions to two stars, Reggie Johnson and Chuck Threeths, for missing curfew after a 66-65 triumph at Mississippi. The result: the Vols upset Kentucky 49-47. Using a relentless man-to-man defense, Tennessee held the Wildcat guards to a total of 12 points and won when Howard Wood hit a baseline shot with two seconds left. The surprising Vols are now first in the SEC with a 4-0 record. Three days before, it was Kentucky that won with a late basket, Kyle Macy wrapping up a 21-point performance with a 25-foot shot at the buzzer to beat Auburn 67-65.
Vanderbilt also used a tight man-to-man to stun Louisiana State at Nashville for the second year in a row. Rudy Macklin scored 30 points for LSU, but Mike Rhodes picked up the Commodore attack, scoring 19 of his 29 in the last 20 minutes of Vandy's 77-66 victory.
On Saturday the Commodores lost to Georgia 88-66, and LSU crushed Mississippi State 80-58. Macklin's 10 rebounds, 12-for-12 shooting and 25 points paced the Tigers.
"I shoot to get hot and I shoot to stay hot," said Wisconsin Guard Wesley Matthews. "When I put that one up, it was all bottom-of-the-net." The shot Matthews was describing was a 20-footer with 47 seconds to go, and he put it up despite having gone 4 for 13 to that point in the Badgers' game against Indiana. When Matthews' shot hit bottom, so did the Hoosiers, 52-50. Wisconsin also defeated Northwestern 75-66.
Ohio State was off to a 2-0 Big Ten start, after rallying to beat Indiana 59-58 and Purdue 67-58. Buckeye freshman Clark Kellogg topped off a 14-point effort by sinking two free throws with seven seconds left to defeat the Hoosiers. The Boilermakers led Ohio State 45-37 with 13:11 to go and then collapsed. Joe Barry Carroll had 21 points for Purdue, but was held to just three rebounds, and neither he nor his teammates could stop Herb Williams of Ohio State as he tossed in 10 points in the final 12 minutes.
Perhaps because Earvin Johnson, who led Michigan State to the NCAA title last March, was on the bench in East Lansing when the Spartans took on Purdue, State nearly pulled off some magic, whittling a 74-65 deficit down to 74-73 before Carroll stopped the rally with some sleight of hand. When Terry Donnelly of the Spartans took a shot with three seconds left, Carroll leaped and with the merest flick of his wrist deflected the ball. Carroll also had 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Michigan won twice at home, beating Minnesota 71-67 and handing Iowa its first loss, 68-65. Vince Brookins of Iowa matched the 25 points scored by Mike McGee of Michigan, but the Hawkeyes had no one who could duplicate the performances of Center Paul Heuerman and Guard Marty Bodnar. Heuerman had 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Bodnar pumped in 10 of his 14 points in the second half to rally Michigan, which had trailed 39-34 at halftime.
Despite fouling out with 14 minutes left, DePaul's Mark Aguirre scored 22 points against Loyola of Chicago. That left most of the offense up to Terry Cummings and Clyde Bradshaw, who each scored 15 points as the Blue Demons won 80-75 for their seventh triumph by seven points or fewer.
1. OHIO STATE (9-1)
2. DePAUL (10-0)
3. KENTUCKY (12-2)
With 13:40 left and UCLA in front 49-41, Oregon State Coach Ralph Miller called a time-out. "He told us to use more pressure," Guard Ray Blume said later. "It was show-or-tell time and I decided to show." So did reserve Forward Jeff Stoutt. In the remaining minutes, Blume scored 15 points and Stoutt 17. Thus, though the Bruins outshot State .604 to .446 and held the Beavers' top scorer, Steve John son, to two points, they lost 76-67. UCLA hurt itself by committing 27 turnovers and missing 10 of 19 foul shots. Johnson redeemed himself with 33 points as Oregon State whipped USC 82-68, and UCLA regrouped to beat Oregon 76-62.
The word is out in the Big Sky that there's no use trying to run with Weber State. Both Boise State and Idaho slowed the tempo against the Wildcats, and both lost—but only after taking Weber into overtime. Boise State fell 66-62, and Idaho was beaten 42-41.
In WAC road games, Brigham Young defeated New Mexico 75-63, despite Lobo Kenny Page's 32 points, and edged UTEP 70-69 after Danny Ainge hit a free throw with 27 seconds to go.
1. OREGON STATE (13-1)
2. UCLA (8-3)
3. BRIGHAM YOUNG (11-3)
DePaul Coach Ray Meyer thought it would be a good idea to arrive at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium a day early so his team could get in a good workout. Only one thing went wrong with his plan: somebody forgot to bring the basketballs. So the Blue Demons rolled up Forward Terry Cummings' hat and used it in an impromptu practice. The following night, it was hats off to Mark Aguirre, who scored 34 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and enabled DePaul to win a battle of unbeatens by defeating Missouri 92-79. Next time out, Missouri led Lamar by only four points at halftime, prompting Coach Norm Stewart to lecture his squad about the need to be patient against the Cardinals' zone. Patience paid off; Missouri won 71-60.
Another coach who got his message across was Eddie Sutton of Arkansas. "I spent three days talking to the squad about the team play, about how each spoke fits into the wheel," Sutton explained. Two spokes who helped the Razorbacks roll against Southern Methodist were Alan Zahn and Scott Hastings, both of whom hit frequent layups to force the Mustangs out of their zone. Zahn finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while the 6'10" Hastings, an erstwhile forward, nailed down the starting job at center with 23 points and 13 rebounds as Arkansas took its Southwest Conference opener 84-69.
"I figured I had to start getting more aggressive," said Florida State's Elvis Rolle, who scored 30 points before fouling out during the Seminoles' 108-97 conquest of Tulane. Florida State won a second Metro Conference game, 75-73 at St. Louis, with Rolle getting 16 points and 11 rebounds, Murray Brown 21 points and 10 rebounds and Tony Jackson dishing out 11 assists. Breaking the 19th and final tie of the game, however, was Bobby Parks, who celebrated his 21st birthday with 16 points, 7-for-7 shooting and a decisive jumper at the buzzer.
Memphis State, which had struggled to take early-season games from the likes of Arkansas State and Murray State, continued its rapid improvement by beating Southwestern Louisiana 70-64 and upsetting Virginia Tech 70-69 in overtime in a Metro road game. The Tigers outrebounded Tech 43-29 and got 18 points from Hank McDowell, the last two on a 22-foot jumper as time ran out.
1. MISSOURI (11-1)
2. LOUISVILLE (10-2)
3. DRAKE (9-1)
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JIM McCLOSKEY: The 6'7" junior forward had a team-record 49 points—12 in overtime—as Loyola Marymount beat St. Mary's 104-100 and scored 29 more during a 108-94 victory over Santa Clara in WCAC action.