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THE WEEK
Herman Weiskopf
December 12, 1977
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December 12, 1977

The Week

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1. KENTUCKY (1-0)
2. NOTRE DAME (3-0)
3. MARQUETTE (2-0)

WEST

San Francisco, which last season had a 29-game winning streak, had its latest string snapped at two. After defeating Tennessee 84-75 in the first round of the Fiesta Classic, the Dons were beaten 89-79 by Arizona State in the finale. The Sun Devils, who entered the tournament 0-2, started off by outscoring Iowa State 87-69. They then jolted the Dons, as tournament MVP Guard Blake Taylor directed the running game and State's front line limited San Francisco's potent forecourt of James Hardy, Doug Jemison and Winford Boynes to 23 points. Guard Chubby Cox poured in 26 points for the Dons, but the Sun Devils got 22 from Roy Joshua and a total of 25 points and 19 rebounds from Tony Zeno and Bill Kucharsky. Tennessee took third place by beating Iowa State 81-76, despite having to play without Captain-Guard Johnny Dar-den. Darden was hospitalized after nearly drowning. His life was saved when teammate James Meriweather pulled him from the bottom of a swimming pool and other players administered artificial respiration.

UCLA had two solid victories, 104-70 over Colorado and 88-79 over Santa Clara. The Bruins established Pauley Pavilion records by taking 52 foul shots and converting 42 of them against Colorado. David Greenwood, who scored 37 points and grabbed 21 rebounds during the two games, was at his best against the Broncos, sinking 11 of 16 shots, scoring 23 points and pulling down 15 missed shots.

With Jeff Judkins playing at guard for the first time as a collegian, Utah rumbled past Loyola of Los Angeles 85-77 and Southern Cal 93-67. Judkins, after three years as a forward, quarterbacked the offense and at times moved inside as he made 17 of 26 shots, grabbed 22 rebounds and dished out eight assists in the two wins. Lending a hand was freshman Forward Danny Vranes, who came up with 23 points and 17 rebounds.

Arkansas won twice at Hawaii, 79-60 and 78-53, as Sidney Moncrief had 51 points, Ron Brewer 30 and Marvin Delph 35.

Washington State smothered Northern Arizona 85-61. Washington defeated Arizona State 68-62 and Seattle Pacific 78-70. Colorado was upset 75-56 by Air Force, and Division II powerhouse Puget Sound stunned Seattle U. 68-64.

1. UCLA (4-0)
2. UTAH (2-0)
3. SAN FRANCISCO (2-1)

EAST

"It's cold and nasty up here, and the people have a funny accent," said 6'11" Ricky Gallon of Louisville before playing at Providence. Cold, too, were the Cardinals, who did not make any fast-break baskets and sank only 22 of 70 shots, while losing 57-51. Larry Williams missed all nine of his attempts, Darrell Griffith scored only 10 points, and Gallon had nine.

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