The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 12, 1980, Image 8

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Page 8 THE BATTALION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1980 12th-rankedAgs confident as they By RICHARD OLIVER Sports Editor Before one could say “12th- ranked,” the Texas A&M University men s basketball team was on a plane heading for the East Coast Thursday. The reason for the departure is the First Union Invitational in Charlot te, N.C., which will present the Aggies with their first real bump in a so-far very smooth road. The tournament, which starts to day, will have four teams competing: Texas A&M, Davidson University, Wisconsin and the host, University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The Ags, 3-0, meet N.C.- Charlotte at 8 p.m. (Texas time) tonight in the nightcap of a twin bill; Davidson and Wisconsin play in the tournament opener. Today’s losers play at 6p.m, Satur day and the title game is set for 8 p.m. The tournament will be the start of a strange early-season nine-day road trip stretched over five weeks. A&M will not be back home until Satur- APRIL 4 MCAT THERE’S STILL TIMETOPR^H Call Days Evenings A Weekends UacatMMl Center TEST PREPARATION SPECIALISTS SINCE 1930 707 Texas Ave.-301C College Station 696-3196 CLASSES FOR APRIL MCAT START ON January 24 Call 696-3196 for more information. CINEMA l&ll All Seats $1.50 TJ theatres CINEMA l&ll FRIDAY & SATURDAY MIDNIGHT 1MZARDS An epic fantasy of peace and magic. day, Jan. 17, at G. Rollie White against SMU. Through the first three regular season games, the Aggies have shown why they are currently rank ed 12th in the nation in both the AP and UPI polls as they rolled over Maine, 66-57; Texas Southern, 61- 50; and Sam Houston State, 75-58. In a preseason exhibition, the Aggies defeated the Windsor Basket ball Club of Canada, 84-51. Through three games, senior co captains Rynn Wright and Vernon Smith are leading the Ags in scoring with 16.3 and 13.0 points a game respectively. The other three star ters and their averages: sophomore Claude Riley, 10.0; junior Rudy Woods, 8.3; and senior Tyrone Lad- son, 6.6 points a game. But the biggest surprise for Aggie fans has been the success of the Aggies’ bench, as freshman Reggie Roberts has netted eight points a game, junior Milton Woodley, four, and sophomore Roy Jones, one point. The average point spread between the team scorers signifies the strength of the Aggies bench, which has proved instrumental in A&M’s early season victories by spelling the often inconsistent Woods and pro viding some four comers stall offense expertise. After Monday night’s win over Sam Houston State before a partisan Aggie crowd of 6,079, Head Coach Shelby Metcalf was a little happier about his team’s defense, which had been a minor question mark before the season. “I thought we showed some im provement on defense,” he said. “We had a lot more intensity and hustle than in previous games. I thought Tyrone Ladson was out standing and I was pleased with the play of Rynn Wright. Rynn rebound ed well and he shot the ball well. Ladson really played tough on de fense and he ran our offense effec tively.” Ladson is a particularly pleasant development in the Aggies year thus for, due to his excellent ball maneuv ering as guard. His job has been especially difficult since he has been forced to step in the shoes of former favorites David Britton and David Goff. Britton now sits in New York City 210 Un. 846-6512 NOW SHOWING: U Where the Buffalo Roam 99 MIDNIGHT MOVIE THURSDAY-FRIDAY-SATURDAY R OOOOtKJOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ MANOR EAST 3 MANOR EAST MALL 823-8300 UAVES A HAPPY HOLIDAY WIT ME AN* OLIVE! p Skaggs shopping center/Across from A&M Robin! WILUAMS SHEU& DOVAUr isPoteVE AtlD isOLVEOYL mmmamuua'fammii Mllfillfflilfiiliii ill (WifiHill mi ttiKnn [Miratym hhism IPGlMffiNTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED r«WIAL WOT $t »UTAH FOA £3 MHIKHMi iOlll HI HID iwva . DOLBY STEREO Goldie Hawn in private benjamin STARTS DEC. 19 “Seems Like Old Times’’ Goldie Hawn • Chevy Chase (( FRI. AND SAT. MIDNIGHT Caddyshack” with Bill Murray Chevy Chase l, vauiuit? nttwn w or levy oneuse awaiting word on a pro career, and Goff is a graduate assistant coach with the Aggies. Following this weekend’s action in Charlotte, the Aggies go to the Virgi nia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. A&M plays James Madison in the opening game Dec. 19. Host Vir ginia Tech and Pittsburgh play in the other opening contest. Then, after a week off for Christ mas, the Aggies head to Billings, Mont, for the KOA Classic on Dec. 29-30. The University of Montana, Eastern Montana College and Cali- fornia-Irvine are the other three games. Next comes three SWC road games. On Jan. 3, A&M plays TCU in the nightcap of an SWC twin bill in Dallas’ new Reunion Arena, fol lowing the Arkansas-SMU opener. Then the Ags go to Waco to play Baylor on Jan. 6, and then to Lub bock to play Texas Tech on Jan. 10. Finally, it’s back home Jan. 17 to G. Rollie and SMU. All Texas A&M basketball games will be carried by radio stations KTAM (Bryan-College Station), KRLD (Dallas), KENR (Houston) and KM AC (San Antonio). 'OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAMPUS THEATRE Kent gives rankings Brian Joelson in singles and Tom Judson and Ron Kowal in doubles received No. 1 rankings by Coach David Kent for their performances during Texas A&M’s fall campaign. Behind Joelson in singles came Reid Freeman, Max King, Trey Schutz, Judson, Kowal and Leonard Smith. Following the Judson-Kowal duo in doubles came Freeman-Joelson and Jim Grubert-Schutz. Next action for the Aggies comes in the NCAA Indoor Singles Cham pionships Jan. 21-25 in Houston. The next dual match isn’t until Jan. 31 when Hardin-Simmons comes to A&M. 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