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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-FGRebounds
##PlayerFGFGAFTFTATotPFTPATOBLKSMIN
24David Greenwood *813144517222139
35James Wilkes *3500056110121
31Gig Sims *0100420111013
22Raymond Townsend *11100222220026
24Roy Hamilton *916121419630436
14Brad Holland5800028210020
32Darrel Allums670210412020127
50Marvin Thomas110020200001
55Kiki Vandeweghe2400404011017
TEAM3
Totals346728302470141347200
FG%1st Half: 14-28 .5002nd Half: 20-39 .512Game: .507DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw%1st Half: 1-5 .2002nd Half: 1-3 .333Game: .2502
Arkansas
Tot-FGRebounds
##PlayerFGFGAFTFTATotPFTPATOBLKSMIN
42Jim Counce *0122302350239
44Marvin Delph *11141110223030140
30Steve Schall *4700248121220
10Ron Brewer *5148105018540040
32Sidney Moncrief *71371311221111039
20Alan Zahn1100232110021
24U.S. Reed000200000001
TEAM3
Totals28501828361274111625200
FG%1st Half: 19-30 .6332nd Half: 9-20 .450Game: .560DEADBALL REBOUNDS
F Throw%1st Half: 4-5 .8002nd Half: 14-23 .608Game: .6423

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

Score by Periods1st2ndTotal
UCLA294170
Arkansas423274


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