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MEMORABLE GAME NO. 4

BY ANDRES FOCIL
MEMORABLE GAME NO. 4

MEMORABLE GAME NO. 4 No. 5 ARKANSAS 74, No. 2 UCLA 70 March 16, 1978 NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal at Albuquerque, N.M.

It had been an incredible year for Arkansas. The Razorbacks repeated as Southwest Conference champs but had to nervously await an NCAA at-large bid when they were eliminated from the league tournament by Houston in the semifinals. The “Triplets,” Ron Brewer, Sidney Moncrief and Marvin Delph, were the ringleaders of one of the greatest teams in school history.

Still, the Hogs were underdogs and a new kid on the NCAA block when they faced second-ranked UCLA in the third round at Albuquerque. David Greenwood was the leader of the Bruins, who weren’t far removed from their incredible string of NCAA championships.

UCLA was stunned as Arkansas roared to a 40-22 lead that was cut to 42-29 by halftime. The Bruins didn’t panic. They pressed the Hogs and took a 60-58 lead.

Brewer tied the game with two free throws, Steve Schall hit a short turnaround and Delph drilled a jump shot to put the Hogs back in front. By game’s end the Razorbacks were going strong.

Delph sizzled by hitting 11 of his 14 shots, finishing with 23 points. Moncrief had 21 and Brewer 18. Greenwood finished with 17 for UCLA.

The victory moved the Razorbacks a step closer to their eventual trip to the Final Four.

Arkansas 74, UCLA 70 West Regional * Sweet 16 * March 16, 1978 University Arena * Albuquerque, N.M. * Att.: 17,750

UCLA
Tot-FG Rebounds
##Player FG FGA FT FTA Tot PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
24 David Greenwood * 8 13 1 4 4 5 17 2 2 2 1 39
35 James Wilkes * 3 5 0 0 0 5 6 1 1 0 1 21
31 Gig Sims * 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 1 1 1 0 13
22 Raymond Townsend * 1 11 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 26
24 Roy Hamilton * 9 16 1 2 1 4 19 6 3 0 4 36
14 Brad Holland 5 8 0 0 0 2 8 2 1 0 0 20
32 Darrel Allums 6 7 0 2 10 4 12 0 2 0 1 27
50 Marvin Thomas 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
55 Kiki Vandeweghe 2 4 0 0 4 0 4 0 1 1 0 17
TEAM 3
Totals 34 67 2 8 30 24 70 14 13 4 7 200
FG% 1st Half: 14-28 .500 2nd Half: 20-39 .512 Game: .507 DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw% 1st Half: 1-5 .200 2nd Half: 1-3 .333 Game: .250 2
Arkansas
Tot-FG Rebounds
##Player FG FGA FT FTA Tot PF TP A TO BLK S MIN
42 Jim Counce * 0 1 2 2 3 0 2 3 5 0 2 39
44 Marvin Delph * 11 14 1 1 10 2 23 0 3 0 1 40
30 Steve Schall * 4 7 0 0 2 4 8 1 2 1 2 20
10 Ron Brewer * 5 14 8 10 5 0 18 5 4 0 0 40
32 Sidney Moncrief * 7 13 7 13 11 2 21 1 1 1 0 39
20 Alan Zahn 1 1 0 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 21
24 U.S. Reed 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
TEAM 3
Totals 28 50 18 28 36 12 74 11 16 2 5 200
FG% 1st Half: 19-30 .633 2nd Half: 9-20 .450 Game: .560 DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw% 1st Half: 4-5 .800 2nd Half: 14-23 .608 Game: .642 3

Officials: Henry Nichols, Charles Fouty Technical fouls: None Attendance: 17,750

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
UCLA 29 41 70
Arkansas 42 32 74


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