The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, February 02, 1979, Image 9

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THE BATTALION FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1979 Page 9 )Y Aggies tied for first place Troubled Cougars come to town By MARK PATTERSON Battalion Staff in gei^BThe entire Southwest Conference ^ lesspBwondering what has happened to apsiri|he Houston Cougar basketball ne mi Jam. 'isionjLast year’s post-season tourna- Electrtjroent champion is stumbling edistoBrough this season with a 11-11 laloftJark, 3-7 in conference play. pThe obvious problems the team is res came into focus Wednesday headJght when Houston traveled to It oiF'Tt Worth to face TCU. The Tie RuBougars dropped a 67-61 game to It is L the Horned Frogs, to date the lone gnmai perence win for TCU. The loss lense j ppped the Cougars into seventh 3ftl, e y [ace in SWC play. noistuR r'We just got out-shot against :ion (Ini pU. Houston Coach Guy Lewis 1 (J e t e jj laid of the game Wednesday night, lirectioi Pf weren't out-played, but if you 2 oftlit t score you can’t win. the Ini [ Needless to say, we weren’t too dg].; Sgh at practice today. All we tried to do was regroup from last night. We won’t even think about the J&M game until tomorrow (Fri- But that’s not to discount the meat a her ope: Una*! He saii led to i is pa AY ECIAI Steak -avy es anti other importance of the game. The way A&M’s been playing you can’t take them lightly. But all our guys are trying to forget TCU today.’’ The Cougars are also trying to forget the last time they faced the Aggies this season, back in early January in Hofheinz Pavilion. The Cougars managed five second-half points in losing 69-43. “The last time we played was just one of those things,” Texas A&M Coach Shelby Metcalf said. “It wasn’t all us. They had to contribute something. When you hit only 2-of-27 shots (from the field) it’s not all the defense.” “ Talent wise, they’re very capable of playing good basketball. They had Arkansas down by 21 at the halt be fore they lost to them (scoring only 12 points in the second half). But Houston can be explosive on of fense.” Their explosiveness hasn’t been too evident this season. But Coach Lewis is clear on what the Cougars’ problem is. “It’s easy to see what our prob lem’s been this season,” Lewis ex plained. “We’ve had too many in juries at our center position and ha ven’t been getting any inside play. “Were not a big club and not a big rebounding club, so when we don’t shoot well we don’t do well.” One player that has supplied a consistent offensive punch to the Cougar attack is junior Ken “Juice” Williams. Williams is currently ranked fifth in the conference in scoring, carrying a 18.8 per-game scoring average. Williams is joined in the Cougar starting line-up by Victor Ewing (averaging 15.8 point per game), George Walker (13.7), Ken Ciolli (6.6) and Leonard Mitch ell (5.2). Mitchell draws the task of guarding Rudy Woods in Saturday s televised game. “Realistically, we don’t have any body that can stop Woods,” Lewis admitted. “If we try, we re just whistling Dixie. But we can’t con centrate all our effort on Woods. If we do, they’ll come at us from somewhere else. “They have shooters that can score from anywhere on the court. Their guards will hit from the out side or their forwards will take the ball inside and score. They just come at you from everywhere.” The Aggies have been showing off their power in their last few ball games. Yet Metcalf still thinks the Aggies haven’t return to the form they exhibited earlier in the season. ‘We are playing well, but we played very good ball back in De cember, Metcalf said. But right now we’re playing as well as we’ve played in conference.” Because of the television cover age, tip-off Saturday is scheduled for 2:40 p.m. f TTf iniiiiim [orns fall to Porkers T anjtv® United Press International ■AUSTIN — Texas Coach Abe a mp |>J-* mons and Arkansas’ Eddie Sutton hat J ded game in a little more Llternat : r nt , Iema ; ll y f ' ash ion — shaking pels — than they did the first half conji-J Longhorns coach had harsh *totlieJ rds ^ or routerpoints. 'allontiB^ r ^ ansas landed Texas its first ie sizeiJ eat ' n SP ec i a l Events Center r and J urscla y n ight, a 68-58 decision, esbesij er t ^ le coat ’hes engaged in a .^jJJving-shouting scene as the teams af noJ re E 0 ' n £ to the dressing rooms at Bftime. ar has !B eirions to °^ a on ® pu h on his (feu- and spoke of Sutton and their ia . Ttipounter. vine , E He s a chickens Lemons If he tries to talk to any of my (lasers again I’ll knock his a— off. He called Moore a dirty player shoved him.” iutton denied touching the Texas lyer. iThe incident started just after le ran out in the first half — with Arkansas leading 25-17 — when "Mxas guard John Moore tried to pv a charging foul and was ran ser by an Arkanas player. Iutton approached Moore sternly [d Lemons entered the conflict, le coaches began pushing each • and continued with a verbal lault as players and uniformed irds separated them, he Razorbacks held on in the :ond half to take the win and drop has into a first place tie with Texas IcM. After the game Lemons and Iutton shook hands and walked off idc by side. n the Arkansas dressing room villbfJjSutton was asked if the incident m)d ruin his relationship with mons. IT hope not,” he said. “I hope he ng P r cools down and we can be good theU.Jnds. l0na ' 1 f "I told John he was too good a lia w' 1 mayer to take a cheap shot like that, er W< J should not have said anything to It was uncalled for, but Abe 'mpletely lost his poise and grab- d me by the coat. ' “In the second half, I knew it was jiny responsibility not to incite any- ing, and I told my players to just sit on the bench and be calm. I did not even question any of the offi cials’ calls.” 1 Sidney Moncrief led the Razor- >ack.s’ win with 26 points. [ Texas and Texas A&M now are 8-2 in SWC games and the Long- jorns are 15-5 for the season. Ar- iansas moved to 6-3 in conference and 14-4 overall. I Thursday night’s upset brings about several critical games in the remainder of the SWC schedule, mong them will Texas A&M’s trip Arkansas Feb. 6 and Texas’ trip to Texas A&M Feb. 12. 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