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Uncc Basketball Team #47879

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 25, 1977
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(Studio) UNCC basketball team to play in NCAA semifinals Saturday in Atlanta.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Charlotte, North Carolina) (Film courtesy NBC Sports.) UNCC Mean Green basketball team almost won NIT last year and last week gained NCAA semifinals by beating number 1 ranked Michigan. Star player is Cedric "Cornbread" Maxwell; coach is Lee Rose, former coach at Transylvania Univ. in Kentucky. Effect of UNCC's wins on town and people cited. [MAN - team did what people said they couldn't.] [Bar owner Jim HAAS - says town needed something like this to bring it to public's attention.] Recent growth of Charlotte noted. School expenditures on basketball noted; some big schools have refused to play team. [ROSE - says there's no pressure on his team and they enjoy playing.] [BUS DRIVER - compares team to Jimmy Carter and race for president]
REPORTER: John Martin

Martin, John;
Walters, Barbara

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