|Item ID||Egyptian19660105Freshman2.tif |
|Title||Frosh Cagers Face Paducah Again Tonight After Month-Long Layoff |
|Description||Rounding out the starting lineup will probably be forwards Willie Griffin and Lynn Howerton and guards Creston Whitaker and Dick Garrett. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1966 January 5 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||Daily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) |
|Transcript||Frosh Cagers Face Paducah Again Tonight After Month-Long Layoff|
Southern's freshman basketball team will swing back into action tonight after a long layoff when they meet Paducah Junior College in an away game.
It will be the first game for Coach Jim Smelser's squad since its opening 79-66 victory over the Paducah team nearly a month ago at the Arena.
The first meeting between the two was fairly close as Southern could manage only a 35-29 lead at the half. But the Salukis opened up later to build up a 20-point lead midway through the second
half before Smelser began shuttling in reserves.
Only one change is expected in the starting lineup for Southern tonight. That is at center, where Rich Brueckner will replace Chuck Benson.
Brueckner was the main force in Southern's second half spurt in the first game when he scored 15 points. The 6-4 Nokomis native was also impressive with his floor game.
Rounding out the starting lineup will probably be forwards Willie Griffin and Lynn Howerton and guards Creston Whitaker and Dick Garrett.
Whitaker paced the frosh with 19 points in the opener while Garrett, his backcourt partner, added 14.
Griffin, a highly touted Detroit product, scored 18 points in the first game while Howerton had four.
The Salukis will be keying their defense around Paducah's Eugene Jones. The 6-7 center dumped in 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the first encounter. The only other starters in double figures in that game for Paducah were guard Bob Vannerson and forward Fred Howard.
After tonight's game the freshmen will have their next outing Saturday at St. Louis against Washington University.