THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1967
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(Continued from Page 1) The Wolverines tied the score Casey began hitting from the vich, who had a cold first half,
drawl, "the story of the ball game three times and were only two key and Michigan started throw- popped in 12 in the second stanza
was the first half when Michigan points down after the first ten ing away the ball with great to take down high point honors for
made 17 errors. We were able to minutes of play. Acting captain consistency. The W o1 v e r i n es the Wolverines with 17. Sullivan a'iLI
adeh ei otsn We we ae Jim Pitts led twxo quick bteaks and couldn't buy a basket and began wxas a close second wxith 14.C L ~ I
then put up the ball 106 times Ken Maxey executed a steal and resembling the jittery sophomore- Dave McClellan, who injured
to Michigan's 81." sprinted in for the lay-up during laden team of last year. his right ankle near the end of
And the man who led the Ken- a four minute spurt, in which the "We were much more jittery the first half but came back
ndte awolWolverines fought back from a than I thought we would be play- strong to play a spirited closing
s 1i5Parduewa -o -17-8 deficit to bring the gap to ing at home with an experienced
Casey who popped in 18 within two at 22-20. team. We were mentally a step
first half. He was con-: Rudy Tomjanovich was clean- behind the ball. Maybe we were
Snan n Att tha frail thrn.
openi iunrwing up the boards and stuffed
n the first half and drew three Kentuckv shots. Bob Sul-
most of his blood from there.
When asked about Casey, Strack
said dejectedly. "He certainly is a
great shooter. We just seemed to
>vIn the second half, however,
the Wolverines closed off the cen-
ter area and Casey turned play-
maker. Guard Phil Argento and
-Daily-Jim Forsyth center Cliff Berger took over the
WOLVERINE BOB SULLIVAN (20) contests a rebound with star scoring slack, popping in jumpers
sophomore Mike Casey (34) in yesterday's loss to Adolph Rupp's from the corners. Both scored in
Kentucky Wildcats. Sullivan finished the game with 14 points more center Dan Issel who netted
coupled with 6 rebounds. Casey led all scorers with 28 points. 18 points for the day.
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livan, who came off the bench with
about five minutes gone in the
game, put in three "garbage"
shots during the burst as the
Wolverines outscored the Wild-
cats 12 to 5. His last side arm
hook brought the Wolverines with-
in two. Then disastor struck.
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a little too tense, too tight," Strack
bemoaned. "The ball just seemedI
to slip out our hands.
The Wolverines did come back
in the second half but it was much
too little and much too late.
Pitts led the belated charge,j
finishing with 11 points for the
day. He made three baskets in
the first four minutes as Michi-
gan came fighting back from the
49-32 half score to bring the Wol-
verines within 10 at 54-44.
The Wildcats weren't to be in-
timidated and kept pace. Their
quick precision passes were too
much for the Wolverines who ap-
peared confused and out of pos-
ition much of the game.
Kentucky was able to move
without the ball, but Michigan
The only thing in the Wol-
verines' favor wastheir more bal-
anced scoring attack. Tomjano-
20 minutes, finished with 12.
Rupp was particularly impres-
sed with McClellan's aggressive-
ness. "He made three tip-ins over
(Thad) Jaracz in the second half.
He went right over him and you
have to remember that Jaracz is
not a small man at 6-5 and 222
The Baron also liked Tomjano-
vich who blocked six Kentucky
shots in the first half and 10 in
all. "We didn't block but one shot
in the first half," he added.
And his young team is the main
reason the Baron has not yet re-
tired from coaching. This is his
38th year at Kentucky and the
amazing Rupp is the winningst
coach in the nation with 766 vic-
tories and only 165 defeats in-
cluding yesterday's triumph.
What is more phenomenal is
that he has only lost one opener
in his career.
Strack has not been so lucky.
And yesterday was just another
opening day loss.
Michigan's very own version of the Houston Astrodome opened
yesterday featuring Michigan's very own version of the Houston
b And to Yost regulars, it seemed more like an "away" game.
But it was a festive occasion from the outset. The band played
the National Anthem but there wasn't any flag. Then, after the
players had taken their positions and were anxiously pawing the
court waiting for action to begin, President Harlan Hatcher
stepped to the microphone and delivered a concise history of
Michigan basketball arenas, re-living the memories of Waterman
Gymnasium, Yost Field House, and the construction of the Uni-
versity Events Building.
"We are happy that this building was completed before the end
of the Sesquicentennial Year" Hatcher beamed. Only two years after
Perhaps in order to make the transition less painful from
lovable old Yost to the sparkling new stadium, a leak developed in
the roof, requiring that a plastic tarpaulin be placed over several
rows of plush gold seats. An assist from Mother Nature, who provided
the rain, may be credited in this case to the construction crew, who
apparently supplied the hole in the roof.
Among other problems which have arisen, the home team's
locker room includes only 40 lockers. Which is fine for basketball,
but the football team, which is planning to use the facilities also,
should find trouble squeezing in the equipment of 75 men. As if
to compensate for this injustice, the showers have been built a
bit short for many basketball players, and, reportedly, the faucets
furnish only cold water.
Nor are several aspects of the new arena convenient for the fans.
One spectator, attempting to leave through the only exit leading from
court level, was stopped by a policeman and asked to show a pass. "I
had to show a pass to get in," he muttered. "Now I have to show a
pass to get out?"
That one exit leads past the "press room," an innovation which
keeps the press and other undesirables out of the locker rooms. The
respective coaches come into the room after the game to answer
questions, as did Dave Strack and Adolph Rupp after yesterday's
contest, who combined to produce the "Adolph and Dave Show."
Titans Next M' Foe
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A couple of last year's flunkies
return this season to Coach Rob-
ert Kalihan's University of Detroit
five and aim to make life miser-
able for the Wolverines Monday
night in, Detroit.
Ralph Brisher, 6'2", and Larry
Salci, 6'1", were first on the
basketball floor last year for the
Titans but last in the classroom.
Between them they averaged 37
points per game until the good
fathers noticed their final exam
scores which, probably were not
So they missed the second half
of last year and apparently con-
centrated on grades that are now
good enough to get them through
this season, at least. Along with
Brisher and Salci, both seniors,!
Kalihan will toss two other sen-
iors, Bruce Rodwin and Tom Rich-
ardson at the Wolverines: Rodwin
a 6'5" forward led Detroit in scor-
ing last year with 16.3 points per
game as the Titans went 10 for
25 in the win department.
Rodwin also averaged 13.4 re-
bounds a game and that was good,
enough to rank him sixteenth in
the country. Richardson, another
forward at 6'7" is the tallest of the
Titans and besides averaging 11
points a game he hauled down 12.8
rebounds a contest.
Jerry Swartzfager, 6'6" junior
is the other forward and the only
non-senior on the starting five.
Swartfager hit in double figures
for the Titians, much of last sea-
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They didn't have too much to talk about. Yesterday's game
was virtually no contest after the first ten minutes. The Wolver-
ines looked like they were in the middle of final exams, rather
than Just opening the season, and Rupp remarked "We definitely
had the better conditioned team, quicker and more mobile."
Ironically, Rupp's Wildcats had ended the Cazzie Russell era
of Michigan basketball two years. ago defeating the Wolverines in the
quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. And now they had ushered
in a new era of Michigan basketball, defeating the Wolverines in the
first game of the "Cazztrodome" era.
Kentucky was indeed a well-disciplined team. Watching the
movie "Ulysses" last night at a local theatre, the entire squad walked
out during a particularly torrid scene.
"We don't have anyone on our team who came to school just
to play basketball," Rupp proudly contends. "Some Northern
school have guys playing who can't even write enough to sign
their own autographs. Our players are all going to be doctors and
lawyers. They're clean-cut types."
The kind that feel right at home in sterile new Events Buildings.
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world-many of which can only be found at Saks Fifth.
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aside a special corner of our campus store for this un-
usual and timely collection-so that this part of your gift
shopping can be quick, easy and esthetically edifying.
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