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Wednesday, February 28, 1968,


Page Nine

It was Michigan's "Dedication and
Game" for its new basketball (11
arena 'and the Wolverine cagers Jum
took it to heart as they sweptto H
a very "dedicated" 104-94 victory one
over Purdue last night in the non
Events Building. Tea
It was like the sanctification of Gill
a new high temple, - and the rest
league-leading Boilermakers play- of
ed the parts of sacrificial lambs. oni
All the high priests were there boui
-ABC sportcaster Bill Flemming, I
Big Ten Commissioner Bill Reed 11,4
(called "still the best sports editor som
The Daily ever had" by Flem- dovw
ming), NCAA President Marcus M
Plant, University President Rob- the
ben Fleming, Big Ten Assistant Ge(
Commissioner and Examiner John out
Dewey, Regents Robert Brown and him
William Cudlip, and Dan Dworski, thri
architect of the new-born Events I
Building. tha
Chief executioner for the Wol- way
verines was Rudy Tomjanovich, the
who chopped 'em up with an as- aga
sortment of 30-foot jump shots its
and fly-through-the-air tip-ins. T
He finished with 30 points and onl;
15 rebounds. nex
TomJanovich was ably assisted kno
by a quartet of hatchetmen--Jim 1:0
Pitts (22 points and 12 rebounds), his
Bob Sullivan (21 points, seven re- give
hounds, ard a collection of as- lea

U pset
s), Dennis Stewart (18 points Mount's or
[15 rebounds), and Ken Maxey It lasted
points, including two clutch Stewart f
npers in the second half). and two m
[igh-point man for the bludge- ovich san
d Boilermakers was soph phe- Mount fre
m Rick Mount with 35 points. verines a1
ammates Bill Keller and Herm In the
liam popped in 23 and 20 points reverted t
pectively but Purdue's battery fense, a
centers (four of them) could Mount's sc
y produce six points, eight re- 24 in thef
ands, and nine personal fouls. second. Pu
It didn't take long for the zone, an u
425 Wolverine fans to sense defense, b
nething special was happening strophic f
wn on the basketball court. Tomjan
With only four minutes gone in corralledI
first half, Purdue Coach zone cah s
orge King quickly called a time- ly leavesl
with the score 17-8 against The hole
n and Jim Pitts at the free as he scor
ow line shooting for more. to match
It was probably not the score first.
t really bothered King, but the The W
y Michigan racked it up. Twice quished th
y broke fast breaks for lay-ups to 14 poin
inst a Purdue team noted for play.
speed. After the
the Boilermakers were stunned Dave Stra
y momenetarily, and took the ed a heck
Kt 12 minutes of the half to home in a
ot the score at 37-all. Then with it's just gr
4 remaining, Mount hit one of "These
characteristic bank shots to been our
e the Boilermakers their last Purdue ga
d of the game; the first was over Minn



pening jump shot.
d only 13 seconds until
loated in a 20-footer;
.ore baskets by Tomjan-
ndwiched around two
e throws gave the Wol-
52-49 half-time lead.
second half, Michigan
o a 1-2-2 zone on de-
maneuver which cut
coring production from
first stanza to 11 in the
urdue also went into a
unusual 2-3 "box" zone
ut the result was cata-
or the Boilermakers.
ovich, like Mount, was
by the zone; but if a
top one player, it usual-
hoes for someone else.
s were open for Sullivan
ed 15 in the second half
his six markers in the
olverines never relin-
heir lead, expanding it
its in the last minute of
game, Wolverine Coach
ck enthused "We play-
of a game. We won at
a big game for us and
last two games have
best this year." (The
me and the 105-92 win

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
GET THAT BALL! Michigan's Jim Pitts (24) and Ken Maxey
(44) do just that as two Boilermakers stand by and simmer with
their feet flatly affixed to the floor. Unfortunately for Purdue,
the same scene was enacted many times last night in the newly-
dedicated Events Building, the net result being that Purdue lost

F rosh Five Overwhelm Toledo

first place and Michigan climbed
spot in the Big Ten.

from the cellar to the eighth

The Michigan freshman basket-
ball team nailed the lid on a per-
fect campaign last night as they
clobbered the Toledo frosh, 105-84.
Despite the fact that they played
only a three-game schedule, the
yearlings went undefeated beating
both Michigan State and Ohio
State prior to last night's contest.
To Tom Lundstedt poured, in 26
points to lead' the offensive dis-
play, while Rod ford added 23.
Ford pulled down 13 rebounds, best
for either team.

Big Ten Standings

Iowa 8
Ohio State 8
Purdue 7
Northwestern 7
Illinois 6
Wisconsin 6
Michigan State 5
Indiana 3
Minnesota 3



"You can ask me anything,"
grinned freshman coach George
Pomey in the post-game confines
of the locker room. "Because right
now I feel like I have all the an-
Anybody who saw the game
would have inclined to agree.
The junior Wolverines shot a
strong 47 per cent (Toledo hit 40
per cents), out rebounded the visit-
ors 56-32, were credited with only
12 turnover to 20 for Toledo, and
never really gave them a winning
Moving to a steady four to six
point advantage early in the first
half, the freshmen held on, then
suddenly went on a spree with
three minutes remaining.
Behind the rebounding of Ford
and Lundstedt, and Ford's fade-
away jumpers (he recorded 20
points in the first half), they led
52-41 at the intermission.
The second half was simply
more of the same. But Dan Fife
and Mike Rafferty picked the
scoring reins. Each finished with
17 points, Fife notching 14 in the
final frame, and Rafferty 11.
Better Defensively,
"We really did a much better
job on them defensively in the sec-
ond half," commented Pomey. "We
were picking them up faster, and
switched off on the man-to-man
more smoothly."
Part of the victory must be at-
tributed to the frosh bench, used
reguarly throughout the first half.
Toledo, led by Butch Lowe and
Statve Shay, was forced to rely
heavily on its starting five. Lowe

and Shay, who scored 30 and 22
points respectively, received littlel
aid from their teammates.
Pomey pointed out the difficulty
of "gettirig up" for the game.1
"When you only play three games
in a season each contest isealmost
an anti-climax after all the prac-

Tomnjanovich, f
Stewart, f
Sullivan, c
Maxey, g
Piltts, g
Edwards. f
Henry, g
Bloodworth, g
FG Pct. 46.2

14-32 2-2'
8-16 2-6
7-13 7-10
5-10 1-1
7-19 8-12
0-0 0-0
1-1 0-0
0-0 0-0
42-91 20-31

15 2 30
15 4 18
7 2 21
2 1 11
12 1 22
1 1 1
0 1 2
61 12 104

Gilliam, f
Bedford, f
Johnson, c
Mount, g
nester, g
Reynolds, f
Bavis, c
Reasoner, c
Suerth, c

52 52-104
49 45- 94

FG Pet: 52.3
Attendance: 11,425

Nortlwestern Here Saturday

14-32 2-2
5-12 0-3
1-3 0-2
16-33 3-3
11-16 1-1
0-1 0-0
0-1 0-0
0-0 0-0
2-2 0-0
44-84 6-12

Monday's Results
Ohio State 95, Illinois 75
Yesterday's Results
MICHIGAN 104, Purdue 94
Iowa 77, Michigan St. 58
Wisconsin 94, Minnesota 82
Northwestern 73, Indiana 66
Saturday's Games
Northwestern at MICHIGAN
(130 p.m.)
Illinois at Iowa
Minnesota at Michigan State
Indiana at Ohio State
Purdue at Wisconsin

Associated Sports Editor
While most Michigan students NORTHWESTERN POS.
will try to enjoy what is laugh- (45) Mike Weaver (6'5") F
ingly called spring vacation this (10) Don Adams (6'6") F
weekend, the Wolverine cagers .(40) Jim Sarno (6'8") C
will cldse out their home basket- (21) Terry Gamber (6'1") G
ball schedule against Northwest- (32) Dale Kelley (5'11") G
ern Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Michigan, which had trouble and junior Texrv Gamber return
getting untracked earlier in the fiom last year s :,arting five tnat
season, has won four of its last finished i' ' wIt!" a fifth place
seven games. finish in the conference. And
The Wolverines hope to close Weaver, has nad trouble holding
the home season with their third onto his stv uing job as Coach
straight Big Ten victory in the Larry Glass has often gone witt11h
Events Building. two juniors and three sopho-
Northwestern has been in a mores.
slump as of late losing two in a
row before last night's win over The nunidbe'n one sophomore on
Indiana. Their record now is 12-9. teWcaer n ne of th top
A year ago, Northwestern de- ewcomers i he Big Ten is 5'll"
feated Michigan 105-82 behid guard Dale Kt iley. X~elley curi-
Srently ranks seventh in the con-
the shooting of Jim Burns, who ference in scoring with 19 points
has since graduated. . ere gae .i
This year, the Wildcats wil pergame.
bring an almost completely re- Also in the backcourt is the
vised starting lineup to Ann Ar- 6'11" Gamber. The junior guard, a,
bor. Only Captain Mike Weaver mainstay for Northwestern last

Dual Mat Runaway Unlikely
IThough 'M', MSU Favored
By PAT ATKINS going to be a tougher tournament Big Ten champions and the man-
Big Two Tournament? than last year," noted Assistant who-pinned-Porter in the arsenal.
Last year's Big Ten wrestling Coach Rick Bay. "Either State, Dale Anderson at 137, Dale Carr
tournament ended with that result Michigan, or Northwestern could at 145. and Mike Bradley, who was
as Michigan and Michigan State (also NCAA runner-up at 177, com-
shared all the first place honors, LOS ANGELES ) -UCLA prisethe first group, with Jeff
the Wolverines acquiring four and Athletic Director J. D. Morgan Smith ompeting his first Big
State five of the individual weight said Tuesday that scholastic Michigan State probably thinks
championships, reasons caused three Bruin teyh ateiraly
The defending champion Spar- Negro starters, Lew Alcindor they have three winners already
tans got into the 1968 tournament, Lucius Allen and Mike Warren'Andthey expect Smith to get to
held Friday and Saturday at Iowa to turn down Olympic invita- the finals to wrestle Porter," states
City, as odds-on favorites to hang [ions. Bay.
onto the first place glory they B ey.
garnered last year. But this year Hawkeyes, however,
the divisional first place club win the championship, with Iowa, would be quick to voice opposition.
shouldn't be as exclusively. Ohio State, and Indiana right up They have one of the best heavy-
Individual depth on more Big near the top." weights in the conference in Dale
Ten teams is the key change. The Spartans' credentials are Stearns. Dave Porter has had to
"There's no question that it's impressive, with three two-time wrestle hard to decision him. "And
___.......- -at 145 they have a fellow by the
I name of (Don) Yahn who beat
M icl'va ., isco sin G et. MnU'Carr," added Bay
Another stumbling block in the
Spartan's drive, Northwestern,
1odAsTr k Favoritespresents a team "that is really
N oa A s ir - V~strong in some weights," accord-
ing to Bay. "There are three dvi-
By MARK HALPERT al mediocre performances, but sions that they could win-123,
This is the best track team we've fired up enough at the end to 152, and 160."
ever had at Michigan," gloated grab the Big Ten title with a In the 123-pound division,
Coach Canham but reurning to jump of 6'99. Wayne Watson has beaten Michi-
earth, he added, "the Big Ten is t Rick Hunt won the Big Ten tilte gan's Steve Rubin. Russ Schneider
earh, e dde, "heBigTenistwo years ago, and if he can will probably wrestle in the 152
also the best it's even been." bounce bcak from his recent lay slot, with last year's runner-up,
Wisconsin and Michigan are off he may be in the thick of the Otto Zeman, at 160.
looked upon as co-favorites, but battle, also. Toughest?-Wolverines
Minnesota and Michigan State "Russell has come back strong State's roughest opposition will
have all the horses to make this after his injury," commented Can- probably come from the Wolver-
weekend's Big Ten Track Champ- ham after broad jumper Ira Rus- ines. "We expect (Lou) Hudson,
lonships at Columbus a four-team sell had jumped 23'11'/2" in last (Fred) Stehman , who is a defend-
dog fight. week's meet. ing Big Ten champion at 150,
Star half-miler Tom Kearney This jump is half a fott fur- (Pete) Cornell, and Porter to be
will be sidelined by a bruisded ther than any other Big Ten com- really tough in the tournament,"
Achilles tendon, but his three petitor has done; but if Russel fal- redicted Bay "And if Rubin
cohorts on Michigan's two-mile re- ters, Warren Bechard and Carl keep coming along thAeway he
lay team will split up and try to Flowers, both of whom usually haes heminllnhwtoybeat
grab places in the 600, 880, and triple jump, may be able to pick eoff tHenson (137) and Wayne
1000-yard runs. up the slack. HafHnson (160) 7illano pcknu
In the 600-yard dash, Jamaican Ah, Football! will al pick up
loetpoints for us," he added.I
Alex McDonald and Canadian Jon George Hoey recorded the lowest Depth doesn't stop with these
Reynolds will carry Michigan's time of the Big Ten season last teams. Ohio State and Indiana
hopes. McDonald is very capable weekend when he covered the sixty also have a full measure of out-
at this distance, and Reynolds is yard dash in :06.1, only two standing wrestlers. For the Buck-
strong enough to grab another tenths of a second off the world eyes, Big Ten runner-up Roger
place. record. Young will try to take the 14
Wisconsin's Ray Arrington has Sophomore Solomon Espie has division title this year. "He and
to be the favorite in the 880, but been improving rapidly and if he Hudson are probably the favorites
if he falters, he may find Mich- peaks in this meet he may also in that divispol," said Bay. Tom
igan's fine sophomore Paul Arm- be able to score additional points. Kruse 177), "who is tough because
strong passing him on the stretch. Hurdlers Nelson Graham and Kr's (177),r"hodis,"ough becaust
Armstrong has scored two con- Larry Midlam are the best1 one- he's so unorthodox," according to
secutive times of 1:53.2 against' two punch Michigan has ever Bay, and Ed Cummings (17) re
mediocre competition,.and this had, but they will havestoedo other notables on the Ohio State
will be a good test of his nettle. better than ever to beat out Wis- team.
Running Ron consin's Mike Butler and India- Indiana sports some outstanding
Ron Kutschinski and Taimo na's Bob White of Indiania. wrestlers like 123-pounder Tim
Leps will represent Michigan in "We'll be coutning on a lot of McCall, 130-pounder Everette Bar-
the 1000-yard run. Kutschinski is men to score points, and if they nard, who has twice beaten Rubin,
nationally recognized, and re- do I think we can be right in the 137-pounder Jim Lantz, and 160-
corded a time of 2:10.7 in last thick of the title fight," com- pounder Gene Denisar, a runner-
week's meet at Indiana, after be- mented Canham. up in the Midlands. =
ing laid off with a leg injury for -----
two week.
The high jump and the broad
jump are very strong events, with
Michigan three deep in potential
High jumper Gary Knicker-
bocker has cleared 6'10" this sea-
son, end has been a consisten 6'8"
jumper. ted ae
Clarence Martin never seems to t
a do well until it counts. Last year
he started the season with sever-





Rudy Tomjanovich (6'7")
Dennis Stewart (6'6")
Bob Sullivan (6'4")
Jim Pitts (6'3")
Ken Maxey (5'9")

season, is hitting for 14 points a
contest this year.
Starting in the forecourt will be
Weaver and soph Don Adams in
the corners with Jim Sarno the'
Rebounds are Northwestern's
best weapon against Big -Ten op-
ponents. With Sarno, 6'8" at cen-
ter, they lead the conference with
44.9 per game, slightly ahead of
the Wolverines.
Michigan, however, has shown
tremendous improvement in this
department, topping it off with
the 61 garnered against Purdue
last night. This follows the Min-
nesota game last Saturday in
Minneapo s, when the Woi ;erines
out-rebounded their foe, 50-27.


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