The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 07, 1979, Image 13

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ot-so-simple NIT tips off this evening
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deciphering schedule
\ugh as competition
United Press International
„W YORK — It used to be so
imple when the entire National In-
vitgion Tournament took place in
^“ison Square Garden, where it
Miw in order to be one of the four
earns to play in the semifinals
h 19 in the traditional New
site, you have to be smart
gh to figure out the schedule as
s being good enough to beat it.
e second-round schedule and
sites of the oldest national
>tball tournament in the nation
announced Monday and they
Bseem a little confusing, but it’s
^giart of the NIT’s 3-year-old ef-
boost multi-regional interest
Je tournamnet.
[rst-round action begins this
with seven games Wednesday
d five games scheduled for
Thursday. All six second-round
1 it faip&s will be played Monday,
n carpt The winner between Nevada-
Reno and Oregon State will play the
)ebbieFinpexas A&M-New Mexico survivor,
rhlwinner of the St. Joseph’s-Ohio
State matchup will face the Rhode
stuc ^ Island-Maryland victor,
oneahlj},,, winner of the Wagner-Old
liwiM Dominion contest will face the
Clenison-Kentucky survivor and the
mmi State-Mississippi State win-
) y th* nerlneets the Indiana-Texas Tech
leaminjl jhe Northeast Louisiana-Virginia
rut lih vieftr will meet the St.
But a siBonaventure-Alabama winner and
robler t he|Ho ly Cross-Dayton survivor
t- fees the winner of Thursday night’s
■time ea^Bhup between Purdue and the
can gradH
ial StllO \T mm •
fo™.Betters win
its to ct^Be Texas A&M women’s tennis
>t be team boosted its season record to
Mluesday with a 9-0 victory over
Steph en F. Austin State University
in Nacogdoches.
J u . stl In singles action for the Aggies, it
was Maylyn Hooton over Helena
Agitirre6-3, 6-1; Pam Hill over Les
lie |)avis 6-1, 6-2; Kathleen Sissom
over Jennie Wehrneger 6-2, 6-0;
Judy Willard over Susie Locke 5-7,
' lc , eS 6-l|6-3; Ferol Hinkle over Mary
Travis 6-1, 6-3 and Mary Guerra
Mid-America Conference runner-
up, either Central Michigan or To
The location of the second-round
games will be as follows:
If New Mexico wins, the Lobos
will be the home team in the second
round regardless of their opponent.
If Texas A&M beats New Mexico,
however, the Aggies will advance to
the second round on the road,
either at Oregon State or at
If Maryland beats Rhode Island,
the Terrapins will host the second
round at College Park, Md. If
Rhode Island wins, the Rams would
either host St. Joseph’s in the sec
ond round or travel to Ohio State.
The winner of the Kentucky-
Clemson game will host either
Wagner or Old Dominion in the
second round.
If Indiana beats Texas Tech, the
Hoosiers will be at home for the
second round. If the Red Raiders
beat Indiana, they would either host
Alcorn State or travel to Mississippi
An Alabama victory over St.
Bonaventure would make the Crim
son Tide the host team against
either Northeast Louisiana or
Virginia in the second round. If the
Bonnies win, they would either host
Northeast Louisiana or play at
If Purdue wins, the Boilermakers
host the second round. If Dayton
beats Holy Cross and Purdue loses,
the Flyers host the second round. If
Holy Cross wins and Purdue loses,
the Crusaders either host Central
Michigan or travel to Toledo.
Two of the six third-round teams
will receive byes.
Texas A&M’s Rynn Wright goes up for a stuff against Texas
Tech in the SWC post-season tournament last week. The
Aggies will play New Mexico in the opening round of the NIT
Thursday in Albuquerque.
Battalion photo by Mark Patterson
i about f|
of a
oveij Donna Eaton 6-4, 6-1.
In doubles, Hill and Hooton de-
-jated Davis and Wehrneger 6-4,
6-3;j Sissom and Alexis Hefley de
feated Aguirre and Jean Jones 6-0,
'• ‘D "|fO and Willard and Susan Schilling
( lefeated Travis and Eaton 6-3, 6-0.
, Aggies host Texas Thursday
' an !,,*P m. on Texas A&M’s varsity
2 worfe ou | Si
im theBT
ie said,
or them
and otto
luggers win
! "Last weekend, the Texas A&M
women s rugby team defeated a
Hly organized Sam Houston State
University team by a lop-sided score
32-°. y
ftate champions for two years,
^JAggies tightened their hold on
■■Texas Rugby Union Cup with
Ithelvictory over SHSU.
JMhe Aggies began strong with a
holid team effort in the first half re-
HB n S in a commanding 30-0 lead a
ISb me ^ e Y increased their lead
l||lt torin g five tries and kicking one
Haries ^f ersion in the second half.
, 0 ” March 18, the Aggies will host
-8663 ■1979 Texas Trials to determine
||||20 best women ruggers in the
Br These women will compose
I exas Women’s Select Side and
I represent Texas in touring
,■petition around the nation.
le Aggies now have a 19-1 sea-
n i ecor< -| as (-j^y p re p are f or fhg
• H. Annual TRU Cup Finals in
9 a.m.-5
msc main
Sponsored^ & ^
Lobo mania runs rampant
United Press International
Mexico fans don’t call themselves
“maniacs” for nothing.
The Lobos, who annually duel
with such better known basketball
powers as Kentucky and UCLA in
attendance average at home games,
drew better than 16,000 fans per
game this season, despite the fact
the Lobos finished third in the
Western Athletic Conference be
hind Brigham Young and Utah.
From all accounts, Thursday’s at
tendance for New Mexico’s bout
with Southwest Conference
member Texas A&M in an opening
round game of the National In
vitational Tournament, will be bet
Students, who were limited to no
more than two tickets per person,
started lining up outside the Uni
versity Arena Sunday afternoon,
shortly after New Mexico received
the NIT call. By morning, the last
person in line was looking at a four-
to-five-hour wait to the ticket win
Some of the more ingenious spent
the night outside the arena in sleep
ing bags while others joined friends
in “linepooling,” alternating shifts
every three or four hours.
UNM student Ernest Bishop,
who along with several friends was
holding down the front of the line,
summed up the feelings of the Lobo
“We wanted to be No. 1,” said
Bishop. “We re maniacs.”
By the time the ticket windows
closed Monday night, only 4,500 of
the 18,000 available seats remained.
But that wasn’t the only problem
facing university officials.
The school had promised season
ticket holders they would get the
first opportunity to purchase tour
nament tickets. However, numer
ous non-season ticket holders pur
chased tickets during the crush
Monday and the university was try
ing to make sure the remaining
4,500 tickets went to persons who
held regular season tickets.
Should New Mexico beat Texas
A&M, the Lobos would be at home
for a second round game.
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