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JUST THE PRESCRIPTION THE DOCTORS NEEDED
William F. Reed
February 12, 1979
Since Dr. Stanley Frager started hypnotizing Louisville's star Darrell Griffith, the Docs of Dunk have been operating on defense, as well
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February 12, 1979

Just The Prescription The Doctors Needed

Since Dr. Stanley Frager started hypnotizing Louisville's star Darrell Griffith, the Docs of Dunk have been operating on defense, as well

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Going into the season, Crum felt that Louisville could be a national contender if the Cardinals were able to win frequently while giving the four freshmen enough playing time to become acclimated to the college game. The only way to do that was to shorten some upperclassmen's turns on the court. "It was a big sacrifice for them," says Crum, "because their stats would be better if they played more. But they all wanted our team to be the best it could be, so they sacrificed." Now, says Crum, Louisville's biggest assets are its depth and unselfishness.

Without a true center—McCray is a forward playing out of position—the Cardinals win by looking for the open man and using a helping, hustling man-to-man defense. Except for two bad halves, one at Ohio State, the other at home against Mississippi State, Louisville has been remarkably poised, given its youth. Even when the Cardinals fall behind, they never seem to get shook.

After beating Cincinnati 88-85 last Saturday, Louisville had an 11-game winning streak and a two-game lead in the Metro Conference. However, the Cardinals have a recent history of playing well in February and then collapsing down the stretch in March. Of course, that was before Frager's hypnosis, Griffith's defense and McCray's passes. Says Williams, Louisville's only senior, "I'd say we're playing up to about 60% of our potential. If the young players keep coming on...." He smiled a blissful smile. Hold that thought, Dr. Jab, and for heaven's sake, concentrate....

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