Garrett Scores 46 As Southern Romps
|Item ID||Egyptian19680302Garrett.tif |
|Title||Garrett Scores 46 As Southern Romps |
|Author||Dave Palermo |
|Description||Let it be known that Friday night, March 1, 1968, Dick Garrett had his finest hour.|
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1968 March 2 |
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|Transcript||Garrett Scores 46 As Southern Romps |
By Dave Palermo
Let it be known that Friday night, March 1, 1968, Dick Garrett had his finest hour.
The hot-shooting forward scored 46 points as the SIU cagers closed their season with a record-breaking victory over Centenary College, 130-67.
SIU ended the season with a 13-11 record while Centenary is now 3-23.
Garrett's point total eclipsed the SIU record held by Charlie Vaughn of 43 points. Vaughn set the former record in 1959 against Tennessee A. & I.
Garrett's performance also earned him the Individual scoring record In the SIU Arena. His 30 field goal attempts wiped out the Arena record of 26 set by Jack Lynch of Lamar Tech in the 1966 NCAA Regional.
His 19 field goals set both a school and Arena record. The old record was 16 each, Vaughn held the school record while Walt Frazier set the Arena record.
Garrett hit on 19 of 30 shots from the field and eight of eight from the free throw line.
After a first half that saw the Centralia native score 22 points, Coach Jack Hartman gave him the go-ahead for the record.
Garrett stationed himself off to the right side of the court and, going one-on-one on Gentleman forward Mike Tebbe, began hitting with remarkable accuracy while the crowd cried out "shoot."
With 42 points to his credit and 6:55 remaining in the game, Garrett drove the baseline but his shot rolled off the back of the rim and into the hands of reserve Andy Kukic. Kukic shoveled a pass to the awaiting sharpshooter and Garrett scorea on a short jumper to set the school record.
Just 18 seconds later Garrett made good on a 20-footer to account for his final total, Hartman called time out and, with the thunderous roar of the fans flooding the Arena in tribute, sent in Rex Barker to replace an exhausted Garrett.
The tremendous Individual accomplishment of Garrett could not have been possible had not the team been performing just as remarkably.
The 130 points scored by the Salukis let the old team scoring record of 128 set by Southern in 1958 against Eastern Michigan fall by the
They also set an Arena scoring record that was formerly held by Evansville's 111 points in the 1966 NCAA regional.
The team's 64 points in the first half and 66 in the second eclipsed two more records that were held by SIU. The first half scoring record was 51 in a game against Northeast Missouri State in 1965. The second half record was 64 set in 1965 in a 89-68 victory over Wichita State.
The 53 field goals scored by the Salukis wiped out the old record of 43 held by Southern against the Puerto Rico Olympians in 1966.
Southern made 26 of 39 shots in the first half for a , 67 percentage and finished the game with 53 of 86 for a , 61 percentile.
Three seniors also closed out their varsity careers in the game and all three had a hand In the heroics.
Howard Keene left the game to a standing ovation with 10 points, Bobby Jackson hit on four important points while the Salukis were aiming for the record, and Andy Kukic canned a layup with Just 14 seconds remaining to set the record.
Other Saluki scorers were Chuck Benson with 17, Bruce
Butchko, 12, WlUIe Griffin, 10, Craig Taylor, seven, Kukic, seven, Juarez Rosborough, six. Bill Steppe with five, Charles Hughes, two, and Rex Barker, two.