was shaken by the loss to illness of 6-foot-8 Center Dick Moreshead and the departure from school of outstanding Forward Larry Isenberg. The Terriers' makeshift attack will now rely on 6-foot-5 transfer Larry McNulty and sophomore Adam Florczak. But without a tall center or any depth, Coach John Burke can't expect too much.
Colgate's sound defense, a fast backcourt and some good percentage shooters should give the Red Raiders another winning winter. Bob Duffy, the big scorer for Coach Howard Hartman, is backed by John Doyle and John Durkee at guard, but there is a lack of tall and experienced help for Mel Watkins up front.
SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST: Coach Peck Hickman had a team that was a peck of trouble for everyone last season. Only two starters return to
but they are impressive ones; 6-foot-8 Center Bud Olsen and Guard Jadie Frazier, who sank 45% and 52% of their shots last year. Muscular sophomore Ron Hawley is a sure starter at forward and another new man, Ron Rooks, who has strengthened his jumping by wearing weights around his ankles in practices, will help at guard.
A good fast-break forward, Frank Snyder, is the only returning starter at
, but with able sophomores Coach Bob Vanatta's boys won't finish much worse than last season's 20 and 3. The best sophs are George Kirk, a 6-foot-2 guard, and Bob Neumann, a 6-foot-5 forward. Two young centers, Jamie McMahan and Don Drewell, lack rebounding finesse, so State may have to slow down its run-and-shoot offense.
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also is, "Look out for the sophomores," and the warning is justified. The only two experienced starters, Guards Darryl Tschirn and Bob Weber, may not even keep their jobs. Bob Luegers, a strong 6-foot-7 center who can drive, leads the sophomore contingent. His classmates, Gene Turni and Ken Ryan, will start at forward, completing a smooth and fast forecourt.
Captain Paul Tagliabue will lead an experienced
team that has senior starters Bob Sharpenter (6 feet 7) at center and Jim Carrino at guard. Vince Wolfington, out last year with a broken wrist, adds height and depth to the forecourt, with a sophomore, Jim Christy, a possible starter at guard.
, playing a major independent schedule though a member of a small conference, will have its excellent playmaker, Julie Cohen, at guard to operate behind a very tall (and very inexperienced) front line. Not many rebounds should elude 7-foot-1 Mike McCoy, 6-foot-9 Lou Alix and 6-foot-8 Lee Woods. Finesse has been replaced by muscle.
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Coach Bud Kennedy has a 6-foot-6 forward, Dave Fedor, with All-America potential, and an exceptional shot in Center Ray Swain, as well as the rest of his starting lineup from last season. The guards, Jack Davis and Dale Ricketts, will lead State's already disciplined and careful offense—an offense that will be improved through experience.
might have been one of the top teams in the Southwest, but Captain Tommy Thomson came down with hepatitis and the loss is enough to make Coach Guy Lewis sick himself. Now veterans Don Schverak, a 6-foot-4 forward who has recovered from a knee operation, and Jack Thompson, a guard, need assistance. Most likely sources are Bob Vasquez, a sophomore guard, and two junior-college transfers, 6-foot-10 Center Pete Petrou and 6-foot-6 Forward Folly Malone.
Abe Lemons, coach of
, has called his team "slower than grandma's go-cart." He had his players wear gloves during early scrimmages to force them to concentrate on ball handling. But the team actually has good speed, adequate shooting and a most promising sophomore, 6-foot-5 Bud Koper, who can play forward or guard. He will take the pressure off 6-foot-9 Center Bill Johnston and two returning starters, Guards Larry Jones and Gary Hill.