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Salukis Defeat Maryland to Split Carnival
Salukis Defeat Maryland to Split Carnival
Item IDEgyptian19680103Salukis.tif
TitleSalukis Defeat Maryland to Split Carnival
AuthorGeorge Knemeyer
DescriptionChuck Benson and Dick Garrett led the scoring for the Salukis with 18 and 14 points respectively.
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1968 January 3
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TranscriptSalukis Defeat Maryland to Split Carnival

By George Knemeyer

An overtime victory against the University of Maryland in the second game of the pre-Christmas Sun Carnival in El Paso, Tex., averted the Salukis first three-game losing streak in four years.
The score was 73-72, which gave the Salukis a split of the two games they played at El Paso, They lost the first game to the University of San Francisco, 71-55. The 16- point spread was the largest margin of a Saluki defeat since February, 1964 when Evansville defeated Southern 94-73, The game that started SIU on the two-game losing streak was a loss to Arizona, 65-50 on Dec, 16 in the Arena. It was the first loss in the Arena for the Salukis in 31 games, dating back to March, 1965, The Arizona game started out as if the Salukis would win the game handily as they jumped out to a quick 14-4 lead, with all five starting Salukis contributing to the scoring. Arizona quickly rallied for eight quick points to pull the score to 14-12 with 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
The lead then see-sawed back and forth with neither team taking a lead of more than four points for the rest Of the half. The Salukis had a lead of 28-27 with a little more than a minute left when Mickey Foster of Arizona scored two buckets, the last one a 30-footer with one second left on the clock.
The second half was a different story.
The Salukis cut the margin to 32-33 in favor of Arizona, when the Wildcats' strong offense and tight defense began to take its toll on Southern. Arizona's shooting spree provided a lead of 52-34 midway through the second half. The only Saluki to score during that time was Willie Griffin, who sank two foul shots. The Salukis had another cold
shooting night, as they hit only 33 per cent of shots as compared with the 52 per cent that Arizona shot. The Salukis were also outrebounded, 52-33.
Chuck Benson and Dick Garrett led the scoring for the Salukis with 18 and 14 points respectively. Benson also grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Salukis.
Southern took a five day respite before traveling to the Sun Carnival to meet San
Francisco in the first round. The score was 22-17 In favor of the Dons midway through the first half when San Francisco outscored 12 to 1 to take a commanding 34-18 lead with 5:15 remaining. SIU cut the margin to 38-28 at halftime on baskets by Juarez Rosborough, Garrett and Benson.
The second half continued much the same as the firpt
until with about eight minutes remaining In the game Garrett hit two jumpers and a layup by Griffin brought the score to 53-48, the Dons still leading,
Frisco called a timeout to regroup, and It must have worked because they outscored the Salukis the rest of the way 18-7, to give them the 71-55 victory.
SIU shot only 38 per cent during the game while the Dons burned the hoop at 60 percent efficiency. Although the Salukis took 17 more shots than San Francisco, they
scored two fewer field goals.
The big difference in the game might have been the fouls. Southern committed 21 fouls and the Dons capitalized on this by making good on 21 of 28 charity tosses. Southern could manage only 11 of 18 free throwa.
Garrett was the leading scorer for Southern with 20 points iind Benson was next with 10. Benson and Rosborough were the leading rebounders for Southern with eight apiece. SIU outrebounded the Dons 33-32,
The Maryland game found Garrett tying his career high of 28 points as a Saluki, He previously had scored 28 against St, Peter's In the NIT last year. |
Maryland Jumped to a 4-0 lead, but two Jumpers by Garrett and one by Howard Keene gave SIU a 6-4 lead.
The lead went back and forth until with the Salukis down 18-16, they outscored the Terrapins 9-1 to take 25-21 advantage. The Terps then rallied for seven straight and SIU was down by'one. Garrett's layup gave the Salukis the lead again, but the score was tied 30-30 when Garren and Benson hit two Jumpers to give Southern a 34-30 lead at halftime.
Southern's biggest lead of the half was five points, 46- 41, when Maryland rallied with eight straight points for a 49-46 lead. Southern came back to knot the score at 55- all with 4:46 left. The teams then traded buckets the rest of the way and the score at the end of regulation time was 63-63.
The overtime period started auspiciously for the Salukis with Bobby Jackson, Benson and Bruce Butchko hitting three from the field to push Southern to a 69 - 63 lead. Each team then traded buckets and then the Terps scored five to come within one point of the Salukis, 71-70.
With only 13 seconds left in the game, Garrett was fouled by Pete Johnsori, Garrett sank both ends of the one and one to give SIU a 73-70 lead. Maryland scored a basket in the final seconds
to make the final score 73-72. In addition to Garrett's 28 points, Benson chipped In with 13, The Salukis shot a respectable 47 per cent, the highest shooting percentage they've had this season.
The Salukis had 19 turnovers during the game;' and also committed 20 fouls. Southen outrebounded the Terps 49-30
The Salukis' next game is Saturday against Indiana State in Terre Haute,
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