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Cavs Fall, 91-78

McAdoo, 'Heels Kayo Wahoos


The chef at this year's
Virginia-North Carolina Chapel
Hill soiree was Robert
McAdoo, the main course was
Spalding sandwiches, the
Cavaliers ordered nine and the
price was high: a 91-78 Tar
Heel victory.

McAdoo, the 'Heels' 6-9
center, did indeed block nine
Cavalier shots and his
commanding presence inside
made a Carolina win inevitable.
He scored 24 points, snatched
off 13 rebounds and
intimidated almost everybody.
Every time a Wahoo took a
short shot you kind of
expected to see McAdoo's
large, black hand up in the air
slapping it earthward.

Aside from the McAdoo
dominance both teams played
exciting and at most times
excellent basketball. The Cavs,
in fact, played one of their best
games of the season. The
shooting was adequate
considering all the blocks, the
rebounding was good and the
Carolina press was handled
with ease. Against almost any
other team Saturday night's
effort would have produced a

There was no stopping the
UNC inside game. The Tar
Heels had a 37-32 edge in
rebounds and a 21-9 advantage
in layups. Those 21 lay ins
contributed to an overall 61
per cent shooting mark for
Carolina. Many of the
one-footers went to Tar Heel
forward Dennis Wuycik, a
scrappy 6-6 senior who clawed
and elbowed his way to 20
points. Other high-scoring
Carolinians were guard George
Karl, deadly from the foul line
in the second half, with 18
points and forward Bill
Chamberlain who had 12.

Barry Parkhill led Virginia
with 19 points and played his
best game in weeks. He was
mainly responsible for the
shattering of the Carolina
press, did a good job on
defense and still found time to
lead the team in scoring.
"Thank God we had him," said
Cavalier coach Bill Gibson

Carolina double-teamed
extensively on Parkhill and,
late in the game, this strategy
began to catch up with them.
Forward Frank DeWitt was the
beneficiary as he was able work
himself open for 12 of his 18
points in the last six minutes.
DeWitt was the Cavs' best
percentage shooter, hitting on
eight of fourteen shots.

Fifteen Cavalier points were
rung up by Scott McCandlish
as the Cavalier center and
co-captain continued to be
well-served by his new aggressive
style. He did a good job of
staying with the high-jumping
McAdoo as could have been
expected of him, contending
with him nicely for 12

Reserve forward Bob
McKeag, given much extra
playing time because of Jim
Hobgood's heel injury,
responded well to the challenge
by scoring 12 points and
hitting five of his ten shots,
many on long baseline jumpers.

Those were the only
Wahoos to make double figures
but no member of the team
could be said to have had a
really bad game. "Virginia
played with a lot of poise,"
said Tar Heel coach Dean
Smith, "They also played us as
tough as anyone has this year
here at Carmichael." Smith
wasn't damning the Wahoos
with faint praise as his team
will almost surely go through
the season undefeated at home.

Gibson was able to find a
small fault in his team's
performance, he felt his press
should've caused more
turnovers, but summarized that
"North Carolina played a great
game. I can't take anything
away from them." He
concluded that "Our kids have
nothing to be ashamed of."

A better consensus could
not be found. 8,200 people
saw the game in person and
thousands more on television
and none of them could have
thought the Cavaliers rolled
over. The discouraging thing
about the game was that they
played so well and still lost,
leaving many wondering if
THE Wahoos' moment of
revenge against the boys in
Blue will ever arrive.

It just may not, but there
were times during the game,
especially at the opening of the
second half, when the squads
played on equal terms. On the
basis of the first two games,
however, if Virginia is to play
Carolina tough (say around
ACC tournament time) a way
will have to be found to check
the 'Heels inside. UNC never
trailed Saturday night and the
game was tied only at 0-0.

The Maryland game will
decide third place in the league
and, should Carolina falter
against State Or Bucky Waters'
rampaging Blue Devils, it could
decide more than that.
Hopefully the injured Hobgood
will be close to full strength for
that one. Until then, keep an
eye on the late scores and
watch Wednesday's N.I.T. bids.

North Carolina now stands
astride the six other conference
teams with a 8-2 ACC record
with the Cavs immediately in
arrears at 8-3. Duke and
Maryland are presently tied for
third with 6-4 marks. Carolina
has games left at N.C. State
and at home against Duke with
the Wahoos' lone contest
before the tourney a road game
against Maryland Saturday