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Page Seven






Of ublicity..
.. .and Dale Kelley

0NE OF THE problems with playing for a loser is that no
matter how good you play you tend to be ignored. Over the
past three seasons Michigan has become accustomed to seeing
their all-American Rudy Tomjanovich slighted. Yesterday ano-
ther prime example of the overlooked player wandered into
the Events Building in a Northwestern uniform.
The player was little Dale Kelley, the 5-11 Wildcat guard,
Kelley went into yesterday's game with a 23.7 scoring mark,
fifth best in the Big Ten, and despite his size was second to
backcourt partner Don Adams in rebounding for Northwestern.
The little guard also is quite a whiz with a basketball in his
hand. He drives incomparably, and often seems to float
through the air 'as he moves toward the basket. In addition,
he seems to have a knack of finding an open teammate for a
# lay-up.
A notable example of the latter occurred in the waning se-
conds; of yesterday's contest. With the contest out of reach,
most players with an oven shot would take, it without a second
thought, but Kelley disdained an open 25 foot jumper to hit
a teammate for a lay-up. The player, however, botched the
pass and his playmaking went for naught.
This too is an indication of why Kelley has had trouble
getting noticed. Kelley may be too good for his team. The
players, at times, seem themselves to be surprised at some of
the Galesburg, Illinois senior's moves and passes. Among his
teammates only Adams is averaging in double figures, and the
team has won only six of its 18 contests this season.
THE WORKINQ PRESS has never been known for its
' ability to find the good player on the poor team as Rudy Tom-
janovich and Johnny Orr will attest to.. Orr insists that Tom-
janovich is the Big Ten's number one player - better than
Purdue's Rick Mount, but Mount plays for a winner. The pub-
licity has been coming to Rudy only in the last few months
when people have begun to put together his cumulative records.
Rudy, however, has been aided by his size and rebounding abil-
* ity. As a guard, Kelley could supply only points to impress the
image makers.
Yesterday Kelley showed 6704 fans at the Events Building,
many of whom had probably never heard of him before, how
to play basketball. The Wildcat star hit on 12 of his 17
field goal attempts and wound up with 34 points. He also led
the Wildcats in rebounding with 14 - an unfathomable num-
ber for a sub-six-footer. His efforts kept Northwestern even
with Michigan for a half, but a 20 point second half performance
was negated when his teammates were able to make practically
no contribution.
Both Michigan Coach Johnny Orr and his Northwestern
counterpart Brad Snyder were free with their praise of Kelley.
Orr said, "He killed us in Evanston and he did it again today.
He's really great." Snyder chimed in with "He played a great
game. Ke, kept us in there." The Northwestern coach also prais-
ed Kelley's rebounding efforts, noting "He went to the boards
real well."
TWO OF KELLEY'S opponents also spoke highly of him.
Dan Fife said, "He just ate me up. He's better than Dean Mem-
inger (one of the .nation's better publicized guards, who plays
for a winner at Marquette) because he's quicker." Tomjanovich
added, "I couldn't understand how you could foul him when he
was dribbling until I had to pick him up on a switch. Now I
* * *
COMMENTARY ON ; yesterday's Michigan - Northwestern
game would not be complete without an examination of the
p first Michigan basketball crowd since the Daily's Cusumano
b asted the fans, the cheerleaders and the band. To no one's
surprise, there was little change.
The cheerleaders seemed to be trying harder. They were
out on the court during the introduction of the players attempt-
ing to exhort the fans to new heights without success. The band
seemed particularly uncooperative and the cheerleaders com-
plained after the game that they could not even secure 'the aid
of the drummer in developing the cheers.
The fans were as quiet as usual. During the first half they
were in such a deep slumber that not even the old reliable
Michigan fight song, "The Victors," could rouse them.
AFTER VICTORY seemed assured in the second half, the
fans, as is usual, came on, and treated the song as more than
a prime opportunity to stretch their legs.
The crowd reacted like a good basketball crowd for only one
sustained period yesterday, and that oddly enough was during
halftime when fthe athletic department provided the fans with
a midget basketball game between two teams in the Ann Arbor
Pioneer High School league.
The fans were suddenly fans. They got on the refs, pulled'
for their individual young favorites and generally had a good
time while the Bombers crushed the Knicks, 13-8. As one wit
in the press box commented, "There's the answer to Michigan's
crowd problems, hire midgets."

For the first 18 and a half
minutes of yesterday after-
noon's game against North-
western at the Events Build-
ing', Michigan's Rudy Tom-
janovich had scored a total of
only six points.
"I just couldn't get my shots in
at the beginning of the game,"
Tomjanovich said afterwards. "I
strained my arch against Purdue
last week, and I only got to prac-
tice once all week. I guess it hurt
my timing a little at first."
There was nothing wrong with
Tomianovich's timing during the
rest of the game, though. Tomjan-
ovich scored seven points in the
last minute and a half of the first
half, and then added 19 in the
second stanza to lead the Wol-
verines to a 95-84 victory over
Northwestern's Wildcats,
Tomjanovich also collected 19
rebounds against the Wildcats,
with 12 of those coming in the
second half as the Wolverines
turned a close game into a run-
Special To The Daily
DULUTH - The University
of Minnesota at Duluth com-
pleted a sweep of a weekend
series by defeating the Michi-
gan icers 5-2 last night.
away by outscoring the Wildcats
49-38 after going into the half
with the score tied, 46 all.
DESPITE RUDY'S fine per-
formance, however, the senior for-
ward does not deserve all t h e
credit for t h e Wolverines' win.
Michigan was aided by a balanced
scoring effort that saw three of
its starters besides Tomjanovich
finish the game with double fig-
"We always get a good game
f r o m Tomjanovich," Michigan
Coach Johnny Orr said after the
game. "When we win, it's when we
get some scoring from the other
guys out on the floor."
In the first half, t h e "other
guys" on the floor were Bird Car-
ter, Dan Fife and Mark Henry.
Fife, who finished the game with
15 points, scored eight of those in
the first half, while Henry tallied1
all of his eight points on lay-ups


and short jumpers in the first 10
minutes of the game.
But it was Carter who really
kept the Wolverines in the game
during Tomjanovich's dry spell.
The 6-1 forward, who had a great
day with seven of 11 field goal
attempts and six of seven free
throws, scored 11 of his points in
the first half.
Carter made all his free throws
in the half. M o r e importantly,
however, were the Bird's f o u r
jumpers from along the baseline.
Carter's shooting helped neutral-
ize the effectiveness of the Wild-
cats' zone defense. As Northwest-
ern Coach Brad Snyder said, "We
didn't think Carter could shoot
that well."
Carter's hot-shooting m i g h t
have come as a surprise to Snyder,
but Northwestern's zone was no
surprise to Orr. "We thought
they'd play a zone," Orr s a i d.
"They had used it before."
THE WOLVERINES played like'
they expected the zone, too, as'
they waited until they had a good
shot or worked the ball to a free
man underneath t h e basket to
build up a seven point lead, 26-
19, with 10:17 left in the first
In fact, Michigan bombed the
Northwestern net the entire half,
hitting on 20-of 40 field goal at-
tempts and adding six of eight
from the free throw line.
BUT DESPITE their hot-shoot-
ing and their mastery of the
Wildcats' 2-3 zone, the Wolverines
could not maintain their early
lead. Led by 5-11 Dale Kelley, who
finished the game as high scorer
with 34 points and added 14 re-
bounds, and 6-6 Don Adams, who
had a dozen points in the first
half, the Wildcats came clawing
back to knot the score at 33 all
with 5:31 left in the half.

It wasn't until more than ten
minutes later, with 14:07 left in
r the game, that the Wolverines
were able to shake loose from the
A couple of minutes earlier,
Snyder had pulled Adams from the
game when his taritng forward
drew his fourth foul. The effects
of his loss weren't immediately
apparent, however, as Kelley took
up the slack for his teammate,
scoring eight points in the first
half dozen minutes of the second
But Adams' loss took its toll a
litte later, as the Wildcats aban-
doned their 2-3 zone and came out
in a man-to-man defense.
TOMJANOVICH then started
going to the basket more, collect-
ing rebounds and finding the
range from tne outside. Tomjano-
vich repeatedly cleared the boards
and hit on two long jumpers in a
row as the Wolverines blitzed the
Wildcats for 13 points in a row
to take a 70-58 lead with 11:31 left
in the game.
Rodney Ford, who collected 12
of his 16 points in the second half.
helped out during that spurt by'
scoring on taps and a lay-up.
After the Wolverines' 11 point
spurt, the Wildcats were through.
They never got within nine points
of Michigan, as Tomjanovich,
Carter, Ford and Fife k ept hit-
ting from the floor and foul line.
In all, the Wolverines hit just half
of their field goal shots and over
70 per cent of their free throws.
MICHIGAN ALSO neutralized
Northwestern's r e b o u n d i:n gl
strength in the second half. The
Wildcats out-boarded the Maize
and Blue 29-20 in the first half,
but the Wolverines, matched them
in the rebounding department in,
the second half, with both teamsj
collecting 23.
In fact, in the second half, the
Wildcats' only bright spot was
Kelley. "He's great, he just tore
me up out there," said Fife, who
was called upon to guard the 5-11G
Kelley, who hit on 12 of 17 shots
from the floor and grabbed off 14
rebounds, even impressed Tom-
janovich. "He was great," saidl
Tomjanovich, the only man on thet
floor who had a better day than
the Wildcat senior.r


-Daily-Randy Edmonds
Tom janovich grabs the ball

Frosh whip Tartan babies

Right on Rudy


ch 31-15
Total 79-39





16-3 1-1
8-5 0-0
3-0 0-0
11-4 9-6
17-12 16-10
15-8 1-0-
2-0 0-0
1-1 2-1
3-0 0-0
Totals 71-33 29-18



Playing most of the game with-
Dut three of their five regular
starters, the Michigan freshman
basketball team defeated the frosh
from Wayne State 101-84 in their
prelude to the varsity contest yes-
Missing from the court when the
game began were John Lockard,
Ernie Johnson and the squad's
leading scorer, Henry Wilmore. Ac-
cording to freshman coach George
Pomey the trio was benched for'
arriving late to the game. "It's a
purely disciplinary thing," he
Although the five that did start
for the Wolverines played well,
something was definitely missing
as the frosh were unable to fol-
low their usual pattern and break:
the game open immediately.
The contest started slowly for
Michigan as Wayne took a 7-2
lead after two minutes and, held
it until the game was 490 seconds
>ld when the Wolverines took the
lead for the first time, 24-23.
The Michigan comeback was led
by reserves Dave Sukup and John
Roszypal who came off the bench
to get things going.I
Wayne stayed with the frosh,
however, and although the baby
blue pulled out to a seven point
lead, 30-23, the period ended in a
43-43 deadlock.
Michigan took the lead as the
second half started but was un-

able to move out to any sort of
definite advantage. About five
minutes into the period, though,
the break came when Pomey sent
Wilmore into the battle.
Wilmore proceeded to score 14
paints in 11 minutes and assisted
by the rebounding of Lockard and
Johnson, took the team from a
two to a 20 point lead, 73-53. Wil-
more dazzled the crowd with his
ability as he hit on 5-7 from the
floor and 4-4 at the line. ,
The streak finished off the Tar-
tans and although they continued
to scrap they were never able to.
close the gap to less than 13. Once
Wilmore was removed the game
descended back to its previous
level with neither team really able
to dominate the other.
Both teams had balanced scor-
ing attacks, as only one member
of each squad failed to score. Bob
Solomon was high for Wayne with
27 followed by John Boger with
12 and Vic "Cool Cat" Moses with
Bob Rhodin was high f o r
Michigan with 19. Trailing h i m
were Greg Buss with 17, Steve
Bazelon with 16, Wilmore with
14 and Leon Roberts with 10. The
totals for Rhodin, Buss and Baze-
lon were their season highs.
Pomey commented after t h e
game on their performances, say-
ing that he was pleased with the
job that Buss did and that he was
progressing well. Although he felt
that Bazelon played fairly well

and did a good job ion the boards,
he still made too many mistakes.
Pomey was also pleased with the
way the team ran the fast break,
stating that "this got us several
easy baskets."
With the win yesterday the
frosh's record is now 6-2. Only
three games remain on their sched-
ule, two of them against commun-
ity college teams. Their season fin-
ale, against Henry Ford Com-
munity College, originally sched-
uled to preceed the Wisconsin
game on Feb. 28, has been chang-
ed to follow it.
Ohio U. 107, Western Mich. 68
North Carolina State 71, Virginia 66
Davidson 73, Virginia Tech 66, o.t.
Villanova 92, St. Joseph's 65
Maryland 81, Georgetown 71
Wash, St. 89, So. Calif. 72
Duke 82, West Virginia 70
Georgia 94, Vanderbilt 90
Louisville 71, N. Texas St. 60
St. John's, N.Y. 54, Army 44
Penn 96, Dartmouth 68
Cincinnati 77, Memphis State 63
Duquesne 70, Providence 66
Oklahoma 62, Oklahoma State 57
New Mexico 64, Air Force 61
Florida 70, Auburn 68
Tulsa 70, Bradley 61
Nebraska 84, Kansas 73
Iowa State 89, Missouri 78
Westminster, Pa. 95, Slippery Rock 64
Calvin 71, Kalamazoo 65
Colby 84, Norwich 67
Goshen 83, Huntington 58
Hampden-Sydney 69, W. Maryland 65,


Ralph, off,' MSU


By The Associated Press
MADISON - Hot-handed Clar-
ence Sherrod tallied 30 points as
the surging Wisconsin Badgers
toppled Michigan State 89-79 in a
Big Ten basketball game yester-
The Badgers held high-scoring
Ralph Simpson to 15 points, and
were never headed after the first
few minutes as they racked up a
third straight victory. They are
now 3-3 in the Big Ten and 8-8
Simpson, who entered the game
with a 31-point average, couldn't
seem to get untracked, and the
Spartans trailed 48-35 at the half.
Teammate R u d y Benjamin
sparked a Spartan rally in the
second half and helped pull the
visitors to within three points be-
fore Sherrod and Lloyd Adams
took charge. Adams wound up
with 21 points.
The defeated dropped Michigan
State to a 2-5 Big Ten mark and
to 6-11 for the campaign.
Wisconsin coach John Powless
went all the way with his five
starters, except for the final min-

ute; when Adams fouled out and way in the half on consecutive
was replaced by senior Dave Zink. baskets by Glenn Vidnovic, Dick
* * * Jensen and Johnson.
* * *


P'urdue squeaks
COLUMBUS - All-American
Rick Mount scored 32 points and
hit two free throws with five sec-
onds left to lead Purdue to an 88-
85 Big Ten basketball victory over
Ohio State last night.
Mount drilled 18 of his 32 points
in the second half helping the
Boilermakers to a 5-2 league rec-
ord and 12-5 for all games.
Jim Cleamons scored 24 of his
28 points to power a second half
Buckeye rally. Ohio State drop-
ped to 4-3 in the Big Ten and 13-
4 over all.
Purdue shot 53 per cent from
the loor to Ohio State's 52.6 and
held a 43-29 bulge in rebounding.
Purdue's front line of George
Faerber, Tyrone Bedford and Bob
Ford combined for 28 rebounds.
Dave Sorenson contributed 24
points to the Ohio State attack,
16 in the first half. Larry Weath-
erford added 20 points for Purdue.
P u r d u e commanded 13-point
leads several times in the first
half and led 43-3 2 at halftime be-
fore an Ohio State rally sent the
Buckeyes to a 75-72 lead with five
minutes left.
Cleamons' steal and lay up cut
the Boilermarker margin to 86-85
with nine seconds to go. Jody
Finney fouled Mount and the six-
foot-four Boilermaker star con-
verted a one and one free thr'ow
* * *
Hawkeyes fly
son led a second-half runaway
Saturday that gave Iowa a 104-89
Big Ten basketball victory over
Indiana and kept the Hawkeyes
in front in the conference race.
Johnson, a 6-foot-7 senior, and
Brown, a 6-3 junior, had 33 and
23 points respectively, scoring
from all over the court.

Irish eke
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre
Dame, led by Austin Carr's 38
points, captured a 96-95 double;
overtime basketball victory over
Marquette yesterday.
Ninth-ranked Marquette led 81-
79 with five seconds left in the
first overtime period when Notre
Dame's Tom Sinnott deflected an
inbound pass to Carr. Carr scored
a layup as the buzzer sounded.
Notre Dame scored first in the
second overtime and never trailed.
Carr's 38 points gave him 675
for the season, a Notre Dame rec-
ord. The old mark of 654 was held
by Tom Hawkins.
Dean Meminger, with 27 points,
was high scorer for Marquette, 14-
3 for the season. Notre Dame is
!1aravich nipped
ITUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A rough,
wide open basketball game ended
in a brawl between players and
fans and a 106-104 Alabama vic-
tory over Louisiana State yester-
day despite a Southeastern Con-
ference record 69 points by LSU's
Pete Maravich.
Maravich, who played the en-
tire game on sore legs, poured in
47 points in the second half to
raise his record college basketball
career scoring total to 3,157. The
69 points broke a conference game
mark of 59 set by Maravich two
years ago against Alabama.
The loss gave LSU a 6-3 SEC
mark and a 12-6 overall record.
Alabama is 3-7 in the league and
6-12 for the season.



Pistons squelch SuperSonics

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Dave Bing scored
32 points and Otto Moore added
a career high of 27 as the Detroit

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Professional Standings


Pistons squandered a 20 point lead
and then rallied in the final two
minutes to beat the Seattle Super-
Sonics, 113-109, last night in a
National Basketball Association
The Pistons, playing without
coach Bill Van Breda Kolff, who
was ejected by referee Bob Rakel
In the, second period, stormed
ahead 76-56 in the third period.
But Seattle bounced back, and
with Barry Clemens and Tom
Meschery pacing the drive, the
SuperSonics caught the Pistons
and went ahead twice, the second
time at 106-104 with 2:46 left in
the game.


New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles

East Division
29 10 10
27 12 11
27 12 12
26 15 8
25 17 6
21 21 8
West Division
24 18 7
12 21 17
16 25 8
10 24 14
14 30 8
9 35 5

68 174 112
65 174 126
65 192 195
60 147 128
56 147 108
50 150 149


Yesterday's Results
Montreal at Minnesota, Inc.
Oakland 1, Toronto 5
Detroit 2, Boston 2
Philadelphia at Chicago, inc.
Los Angeles 1, Pittsburgh 3

149 115
127 150
116 159
138 168
112 172
106 189

Los Angeles 31 26 .544 1% !
Phoenix 27 33 .450 7
San Francisco 25 33 .431 8
Chicago 26 35 .426 8Y2
Seattle .23 37 .383 11
San Diego 19 36 .345 12i
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 113, Seattle 109
New York 121, Cincinnati 114
Los Angeles at Phoenix inc.
Philadelphia vs. San Francisco
at Oakland
Today's Games
Milwaukee at Baltimore, afternoon
Cincinnati at Boston, afternoon
Atlanta at Chicago, afternoon, also
will finish 124-124 tie of Nov. 6
San Diego at Los Angeles
Philadelphia at Seattle
Eastern Division
SW LPc t.G

Big Ten
Standings t
W L Pet.
Iowa 6 0 1.000
Illinos 5 2, 714





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