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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 211967

......TE:I HI.N..L STRDYDCE BE ,.6

'Baron
By JOEL BLOCK
Michigan's cagers host Ken- '
tucky in their new Events Build-
ing at 1:30 this afternoon in a
contest which may prove to be a
game of blind-man's-bluff. Or
even follow-the-leader.
"We know nothing about what
kind of team Kentucky has this
year," says Wolverine Coach Dave
Strack.
"I haven't got any information
on Michigan," replies Kentucky's
Adolph (Baron) Rupp.
"We're going into this game
sight unseen," reiterates Strack.
"We haven't scouted them and I
don't think they've scouted us.
Both teams have played freshman-
varsity'games this season but there
was no agreement made to ex-
change films of those games."
Strack adds, "Sure we played
them two years ago in the NCAA
tournament, ,but both teams had
different personnel then." Southea
Only Pitts see, play
Says the Baron, "The only Mich- infom
igan player they've got now that he t
I've seen before is Jim Pitts. But dwhich
that was only for a few minutes in
our 84-77 win over them in the Kentu
NCAA quarterfinals. But from zone def
what I saw, he's a very fine ath- man. M
lete. basically
"Our problem," he continues, "is when it
that there is an unwritten law in just ha
the Big Ten, just as there in our can ke
conference, that members should super-c]
not, release scouting information Rupp
about other members to non-con- offensiv
ference teams. variatio
"Consequently, we haven't been bewilde
able to obtain a film of one of picks, a]
the games they played last year. fenser
One of our fellow members in the working

Brings

Wildcats

To

Open

Arena,

Season

KENTUCKY
(34) Mike Casey
(55) Thad Jaracz
(44) Dan Issel
(12) Jim Lemaster
(32) Steve Clevenger

p os.
F
F
'C
G
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MICHIGAN
Dave McClellan (42)
Rudy Tomjanovich (45)
Dennis Stewart (40)
Ken Maxey (44)
Jim Pitts (24)

THAD JARACZ

astern Conference, Tennes-
yed them last year; but the
tion they gave us didn't
omuch because they used a
efense against Michigan
we don't employ."
ucky will use either a 1-3-1
dense or else guard man-to-
:ichigan's Strack says he's
y a "man-to-man coach"
comes to defense, and he'll
ve to hope that his players
ep up with the Wildcat's
harged offense.
has his boys run a basic
e pattern which has eight
ns, most of which use a
ring combination of passes,
nd screens. The Baron's of-
resembles the well-oiled
s of a fine watch, and if

the Wolverines are going to break
it, they might have to run down
its mainspring.
The mainspring in question
could be Wildcat sophomore center
Dan Issel. Issel is Rupp's most
highly touted newcomer, a 6'8"
lad who hails from Batavia, Il-
linois. He's got a nice, soft shot
which will be hard to block for
anyone but a Bill Russell. His re-
bounding strength is good but his
greatest asset, says Rupp, is his
speed.
"For his size, he's extremely
quick and agile. By the time he's
a senior he'll be one of the best
big men in the country," states the
Baron.
Run & Shoot
Michigan might choose to run
with Issel and his cohorts and
that's where follow-the-leader
could take over for basketball.
"We plan to run on them as
much as we can," says Strack. "I'm
not having my boys hold the ball
and if Adolph tells his boys the
same thing, we'll have a high-scor-
ing game on our hands. If I were
a spectator, I'd surely try to get
out and see this game. It's going
to be a good one."
Besides being well-padded and
comfortable, the seats are also well
spread out and recessed from the
court. This means that the un-
earthly roar which closely-packed
'Yost Field House produced to aid

many a home court victory could
be missing.
"The home court advantage is
a concern for everytcollege coach,'
states Strack. "I'm delighted we're
finally going to be able to play in
the new building and I hope the
crowd reaction won't be muted.
"We had great crowds at Yost
and I must say they surely helped
the team.,
Baron Rupp has lost only one
opening game in his 37 seasons
of coaching and doesn't plan on
losing another for another 37
years. This year's team has all the
tools to keep this streak and also
maintain Rupp's career winning
percentage of 80-plus per cent.
"This is a young team," he de-
clares, "and we don't know all our
strengths yet, except the obvious
advantage of better height over
last year."
Issel, at 6-8, is the tallest
starter. He will be complimented
by 6'5" forward Thad Jaracz, who
played center for Kentucky's 1965
NCAA runners-up, and sophomore
Mike Casey, who stands 6'4" and
is claimed to be Rupp's 1967 ver-
sion of All American Pat Riley.
In the backcourt are two sen-

when the Wildcat's were trying
out Michigan's new court, the 6'2"
junior was plopping in 20-foot
jump shots with disturbing regu-
larity. The splint on his finger
didn't seem to bother his drib-
bling or passing either, indicating
that he could also help the
Kentucky cause if the need should
arise.
Sitting on the bench alongside
the Baron will be Cliff Berger, a
6'8" senior center whom Rupp has
used in the past for added re-
bounding strength against taller;
teams. He had a leg injury last
year which hampered his jump-
ing ability and left all the board-,
ing responsibility to Jaracz.
That and other injuries such as
Pat Riley's weak back (condition;
so serious he had to have surgery
the week after the season ended)
and Jaracz's brief spell of anemia;
during the season caused Rupp to;
suffer his worst season ever - 13-
13.
Rupp has called his team "a
fine group of young basketball]
players." But he also has ad-]
mitted, "The problem with going
with sophomores is their lack of
experience, a disadvantage which
will show up early in the season
against the tough ball clubs we've;
scheduled." T h i s inexperience
showed up in the Wolverine'si
record last year; it may show up
in the Wilcat's performance this
afternoon.]

MSU, OSU Handle
Coast Teanms Easily

*

*

STEVE CLEVENGER

ior holdovers, 6'3" Jim Lemaster!
and 6'1" Steve Clevenger. Mike
Pratt, a 6'4" sophomore, was
scheduled to have a shot at one
of those positions but he came
down with the flu this week. He's
been edged out of a starting spot
but Rupp said yesterday, "I'll have
to see how he is at game time and
decide if he's ready to play."
Another possible starter, guard
Phil Argento, f r a c t u r e d his
finger in practice on Tuesday and
was demoted to a reserve role.
Yesterday afternoon t h o u g h,

*

By The Associated Press
EAST LANSING, Mich.-Mich-
igan State's defending co-Big Ten
champions cut down California
State of Fullerton with a wither-
ing defense and posted an 80-49
victory yesterday in the basketbell
opener for both teams.
The Spartans, forcing Cal State
into numerous errors, bolted 'to
a 43-20 halftime lead and coasted
the rest of the way.
MSU Coach John Benington
substituted freely in the game
and reserve Haywood Edwards
topped four Spartans in double
figures with 15 points.
Cal State's Joe Ware took high,
point honors with 21 points. Lee
Lafayette, MSU's 6-foot-6 junior
forward expected to be the big
man in the upcoming Big Ten sea-
son, had an off night, hitting on
only four of 16 floor shots for
10 point.s
But Tom Lick, a 6-foot-10 jun-
ior center, picked up the slack,
hitting for 10 points and hauling
down 17 rebounds as the Spartansj
held a strong 69-46 edge on the
boards.
MSU hit on 35 of 100 shots for
35 per cent floor shooting while
Cal State connected only 15 times
from the floor in 62 shots for a
24 per cent mark.
* * *
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio
State's Buckeyes rolled over the
University of California at Davis,
95-52, here yesterday.
The Bucks ran up 17 straight
points after the Aggies scored
the first basket of the game, OSU
led 17-2 with 8:30 to play in the
first half and steadly increased its
lead thereafter.
The Aggies, last season's far

10

Western Conference champs with
a 21-7 record, trailed 51-21 at the
half and were lagging 74-31 when
OSU Coach Fred Taylor sent in
his second team with 11:43 to
play.
Eighteen Buckeyes saw action
in the game and 10 scored. High
man was OSU's Bill Hoskett with
15 points. He was backed up by
Dave Sorenson and Bruce Schan-
bel. with 14 each.
Aggie leader was Al-Steed, with
15, and substitute Frank Stone-
barger, with 10.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-All-America
Westley Unseld, instructed by new
Louisville basketball Coach John
D;omo to shoot more this season,
did just that yesterday, pouring
in a school record 45 points as
Louisville defeated Georgetown,
Kentucky, 118-86.
Besides breaking the old single
game high of 44 points, Unseld
also snared 29 rebounds, one short
of another school record that he
set last year.
A combination of Louisville's
fast break and Georgetown's slop-
py ball handling against a full
court press enabled Louisville to
build up a 50-39 halftime lead.
Butch Beard had 16 points and
sparked Louisville's drive late in
the first half.
* ' * *
DAVIDSON,; N.C.-Tenth-rank-
ed Davidson opened its basketball
season by shooting at a 61 per
cent clip to whip Bucknell 91-70
last night.
Sophomore Mike Maloy scored
19 points and senior Rod Knowles
16 to lead the Wildcats.

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By ANDY BARBAS
In an attempt to speed up
action in basketball, the NCAA
had modified three rules presently
on the books, but not strictly en-
forced.
The first change involves move-
ment of the ball in the mid-
court area, If a player has control
of the ball for five seconds in
the mid-court area and is closely
guarded during that time, a jump
ball will be called. The mid-court
area will be marked by three-foot
lines on each side of the court.
Paint Lines
The painting of these lines is
the second rule change. Previous-
ly, the referee had to guess
whether or not the player was
within the mid-court area. The
HEATED GRANDSTAND

other boundary for the mid-court
area is the center division line.
The third rule change also in-
volves the mid-court play. If the
team responsible for action does
not attempt to move the ball out
of the mid-court area for ten
seconds, or does not attempt to
gain control of the ball in the
mid-court area within ten sec-
onds, that team will receive a
technical foul. The team respon-
sible i sthe team with the lower
score, or in case of a tie score,
the defensive team.
When Coach Dave Strack was
asked if the new rules would af-
fect the Wolverines' strategy, be
answered, "It probably won't; we
usually don't play a slow game.
It may hurt some teams, though,
who employ a stall."
Not Happy
Coach Strack, however, wasn't
happy with the other major rule
change made by the NCAA, the
so-called "no dunk rule." Under
this rule, it will be illegal for a

player to touch the ball when it
is above the basket. This makes
it illegal for a player to stuff the
ball through the hoop.
Strack wasn't as concernedj
with the stuff occurring after a
breakaway, but with the rebound
dunk. "It's quite a moral boost
for a player to go up after a re-
bound and shove it into the
basket. It will also make rebound
scoring all that much harder."

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SPORTS SHORTS:
Senior Circuit Votes Expa sion

MEXICO CITY - The National
League announced yesterday the
unanimous decision to expand to,
12 teams not later than 1971.
The announcement, read to
newsmen by Dave Grote, publicity
director of the league, said ex-
pansion would be into two cities1
with ownership meeting the terms
and conditions now being prepar-
ed.
The league said the cities to1
receive the expansion clubs have
not been decided upon yet. Six+
cities have applied, Grote said,
and there was one informal ap-
plication.
The cities are San Diego, Dal-1
las-Fort Worth, Buffalo, Milwau-
kee, Toronto and Montreal. Den-+

ver made the informal applica-
tion.
Although the American League
will field 12 teams in 1969 - add-
ing Seattle and Kansas City to the
circuit-placing pressure on the
National League to similarly ex-
pand, the announcement was a
surprise.
* * *
MEXICO CITY - Baseball deals
by which a player is traded for
"a player to be named later" were
outlawed during the playing ses-
sion at yesterday's joint meeting
of the major leagues.
Commissioner William D. Ec-
kert lined up with the National
League to put through the rule
change. The American League had

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This action was aimed at deals
such as those made last year by
which the New York Mets sent
Ken Boyer to the Chicago White
Sox for an unnamed player and
the White Sox' similar deal with
Cleveland for Rocky Colavito.
PITTSBURGH - A judge bar-
red LaVerne Tart of Oakland, the
top scorer in the American Bas-
ketball Association, from playing
with the Oaks for the rest of
the season yesterday.
Judge John G. Brosky of Al-
legheny County Common Pleas
Court ruled that Tart, who had
a 27-point average, must play
for Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in the
Eastern Basketball League, or not
at all.6
He ruled that Tart's contract
with Wilkes-Barre last season
gave that team an option to his
services this season.
Tart was the second player
restrained from playing with the
Oaks. Earlier Rick Barry, the top
scorer last year in the National
Basketball Association, was barred
because of a contract with the
San Francisco Warriors.
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