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Sunday, February 22, 1970

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Rudy,

Cagers

destroy

Gophers,

95-87

By PHIL HERTZ
Associate Sports Editor
Rudy Tomjanovich played
perhaps the best basketball of
his three year Michigan ca-
reer yesterday afternoon at
Crisler Arena (formerly t h e
Events Building) and led his
Wolverine teammates to a 95-
87 triumph over the favored
Minnesota Gophers.
The Hamtramck senior poured*
37 points,. 21 in the first half,
through the hoops and pulled down
O 24 rebounds in leading the' Wol-
verines to their second straight
victory and their ninth victory in
twenty contests. The Wolverines
are now 4-6 in Big Ten play.
The ,Minnesota loss ended the
Gophers' fleeting hopes for a con-
ference championship. They are
now 12-8' overall and 6-4 in the
conference.
THE OPENING moments of the
contest were marked by a plethora
of* turnovers and ..a dearth of
points. Michigan was finally able
to break the ice after about,. a
minute and a half of play a n d
spurted to a 6-0 advantage, but
the Gophers fought back and the
two teams traded baskets until
there were eight minutes remain-
ing in the half.
Then with Minnesota holding
a 29-28 lead, the Wolverines reel-
ed off eleven straight points to
take a 39-29 advantage from which
they were never headed.
The Michigan margin.went as
high as thirteen points and as low
as one. The latter occurred twice.
Once the Gophers drew to with-
in 51-50 and a little later creeped
to 60-59. Each time, however, the
Wolverines ran off a skein of
points to preserve their lead, and
in the second case the resulting

SUNDAY SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR: JERRY CLARKE

SENIORS STAR:
Gymnasts clobber Illini

seven point margin remained more
or less intact for the remainder of
the cage contest.
Minnesota Coach Bill F i t c h
summed it up after the contest,
"Midhigan was the better team out
there." The Gopher mentor also
noted, "Basically ballhandling was
our weak point. I also thought we
didn't go to the boards as well as
we could have."
THE STATISTICS bore him out
on both accounts. Minnesota com-
mitted 20 turnovers compared to
Michigan's even dozen, and the
Wolverines stayed withthe taller
Gophers onl the boards - both
teams pulled down 57 rebounds.
"We were hurt with everyonej
having four fouls," was anotherI
of Fitch's complaints. Two of his
big men, Larry Overskei and Lar-
ry. Mikan, who combined for 25
points and 27 rebounds, fouled out
of the contest.
The Gophers' other starting for-
ward, Jerry Pyle, finished with
four fouls as did high scoring
guard, Ollie Shannon. The only
starter who was relatively foul
free was 6-1 Eric Hill, who in the
words of Michigan coach was
"simply terrific." Hill eventually
scored 33 points and had ten re-
bounds.
Fitch's problems with the ref-
erees also resulted in a technical

foul late in the first half. The
Minnesota coach later said, "I've
been coaching a long time and I've
had a lot of technicals called on
me. I thought everyone was de-
served until today's. If he called it
for what I said, he was wrong. If
he called it for what I thought,
he was 10Q per cent right."
ORR WAS in a different mood
after the game. Ecstatically he
commented, "It was a good one to
win. They're all good to win.
Everyone we put in there did a'
good Job."
The latter was evident in the
performance of reserves, Rick
Bloodworth, Wayne Grabiec, and
Bill Fraumann, all of whom turn-
ed in, very capable performances
when \called upon by Orr.
Likewise most of the starters
made worthy contributions, par,
ticularly Rod Ford, who shook off
a sluggish first half to score seven-,
teen points and grab ten rebounds.
Ford, however, saw a streak ofC
twenty-five co ns e cu tijve free
throws end during the second half.
Orr also claimed that the ple-
thora of fouls, about which Fitch
complained also hurt Michigan.
He pointed in turn to Minnesota's
turnovers as "the big difference
in the game. "The Michigan men-
tor praised the team's defensive
efforts and rebounding, comment-
ing, "We went to the boards real
well 'and' I thifik our defense is
really starting to play well."
Orr perhaps summed it up best
with this comment, "Your offense
looks good when you put the ball
in the basket."
Yesterday Michigan's offense
looked good, and so did just about
everything else.

By JERRY CLARKE
With the team's four seniors all
scoring personal highs, the Michi-
gan gymnastics team yesterday
destroyed previously unbeaten Il
linois, 164.35-158.90. Performing in
his last home meet, team captain
Ron Rapper posted a 9.6, the high-
est score of the day to lead the
Wolverines, who solidly reinforced
their position as favorites for the
national championship.
In fact, Illini coach Charlie
Pond was so impressed with the
team that he confessed his belief
that "If they can get by us in the
Big Ten meet, I don't see any way
that they will not be NCAA titI-
ists."
Based on today's performance,
getting by Illinois again, should
be little problem. Except for Ken
Barr, John Roemer, and Gene
Kalin, the visitors were unimpres-
sive. Barr was the starr of the
meet with his superb 9.55 on the
tough side horse. Roemer scored
9.25 in vaulting, while Kalin fin-
ished second to Rapper on the
parallel bars with a 9.3.
Michigan opened the meet with
a dazzling display in the long

horse, or vaulting, event. All four
performers scored over nine, lel
by George Huntzicker at 9.25 and
Sid Jensen at 9.2. Huntzicker then
brought the crowd to its feet with
a 9.5 floor exercise routine, the
best of his career.
The side horse once gain proved
to be the weak event for the Wol-
verines, as they managed to score
only 26.15. Illinois got its only vic-
tory of the meet on this event, as
Barr and Ed Raymond led them
to a 26.45 score.
Skip Frowick, a freshman netted'
his personal high on the rings, as
he hit 9.2 to finish second to Jen-
sen's 9.3. Rick McCurdy had a 9.1
to complete the sweep for Michi-
gan.
Rapper's amazing performance
on the parallel bars overshadowed
a strong routine by Jensen, who
hit 9.25. After this event, the team
had a 136.55 total, and needed 28
on the high bar to break the exist-
ing record of 164.5.
They didn't make it, but Mich-
igan gave final proof of its.
strength by having five performers
score over nine. That number
matched the Illinois total for the
meet. Ed Howard tied with Jensen
for first at 9.3, closely followed by
McCurdy with a 9.2. Jim Scully
scored 9.05, while Ted Marti, who

worked in a non counting role,
netted a 9.25.
For Jensen, it was a new career
high in the all-around, as he
totaled a phenomenal 54.85. Mc-
Curdy scored 53.55, while at the
two Ilini competitors, Ed Ray-
mond and Bob Swonick, tied with
51.5.
Wolverine Coach Newt Loken
was delighted with the result of
the meet, although he still hopes
"to get the side horse scores up."
He was especially pleased by the
floor exercise team, whose 27.85
total was the highest event score
of the day.
Still unbeaten
VAULTING -1.Huntzicker (M) and
Roemer (1), tie, '9.25; 2. Jensen (MW)
9.2.
FLOOR EXERCICE -- 1. Huntzicker
(M) 9.5; 2. Jensen (M) 9.2; 3. Butts (I)
and Mackie (M), tie, 9:15.
SIDE HORSE -- 1. Barr (I) 9.55; 2.
Raymond (I) 9.05; 3. Gura (M) 8.8.
RINGS - 1. Jensen (M) 9.3; 2. Pro-
wick (M) 9.2; 3. McCurdy (M) 9.1.
PARALLEL BARS - 1. Rapper (MW)
9.6; 2. Kahn (I) 9.3; 3. Jensen (M) 9.25.
HIGH BAR - 1. Jensen (M) and
Howard (M), tie, 9.3; 3. McCurdy (M)
9.2.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Jensen (M) 54.85;
2. McCurdy (M) 53.55; 3. Raymond (1)
and Swonick (I), tie, 51.5.
TEAM TOTALS - Michigan 164.35;
Illinois 158.9.

-Associated Press
Rudy bags two against Gophers

WOLVERINES FALL, 25-8
Spartans topple Grapplers

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_________________ ~Iu

IN THE YEAR OF

Red hot Rudy

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

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Carter
P ord
Fife,
Henry
Bloodworth
Fraumann
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Overskei 8-3
Pyle 6-2
Mikan 17-8
Hill 26-14;
Shannon 17*6
Regenfuss 6-2
Masterson 1-0
Bowser 0-0
Total 81-35

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By PAT ATKINS
Executive Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING - A determin-
ed Michigan wrestling squad yes-
terday afternoon succumbed to the'
glittering green wealth of Mich-
gan State's wrestling steamroller,
finally losing by a 25-8 margin be-
fore a raucous Jenison F i e 1 d-
house crowd.
The team, kept alive by fren-
zied efforts from Tim Cech at 126

Against.
The slump
iat is no more
By ERIC SIEGEL
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, a basketball player by the name
of Pete Maravich appeared before a home crowd at the
Louisiana State University Colesitim for the last time in his ca-
reer, netting 64 points in a losing cause.
Meanwhile, in Ann Arbor, another basketball player by the
name of Rudy Tomjanovich christened the newly-named Cris-
ler Arena with a 37 point, 24 rebound performance, leading the
Wolverines to a 95-87 victory over the Minnesota Gophers.
The game was not the last one Tomjanovich will play be-
fore a home-town crowd, but it certainly was one of his better
ones. Rudy's point total was the second highest of his career,
and his rebound mark was only three away from the record he
set in the old Events Building three years ago against Kentucky.
Tomjanovich made it clear from the start that yesterday
was going to be something of a self-proclaimed "Rudy Tomjan-
ovich Day." In the first five minutes of play he had six points,
with four of those points coming on long jumpers and the other
pair when he worked around Gopher center Larry Mikan, took
a pass from Rodney Ford under the basket and dumped the
ball through the hoop.
By the time the first stanza was halfway done, Tomiano-
vich had added seven more points on a pair of jumpers, a hook
shot, and a free throw. By the end of the first half, he had 21
points, and his aim was so deadly that when he missed a shot,
it seemed that the day that hell froze over had finally come.
RUDY WAS NOT quite as hot in the second half but he.still
finished the afternoon with 15 of 27 from the field for 55.5 per
cent, and his fine shooting was a welcome change from his sub-
par performances in the three previous games against Evans-
ville, Wisconsin and Toledo.
"I was just off in my shooting," Tomjanovich explained. "I
worked pretty hard at it during the past couple of days .I stayed
after practice a couple of days and just worked on my shooting,
and I guess it paid off."
Gopher Coach Bill Fitch gave an indication of the way
Tomjanovich's extra practice paid off rrom the Minnesota point
of view. "We kept him away from the offensive boards like we
wanted to, but he killed us from the outside, especially in the
beginning of the game," Fitch commented.'
The Gophers couldn't keep Rudy away from the defensive
boards, though. The Wolverines' senior repeatedly snapped the
ball away from the Gophers' 6-7, 6-6, 6-6 front line. And Tom-
janovich was as authoritative in his control of the defensive
boards as he was deadly in his shooting from the floor. When
Rudy 'came down with a rebound he came down hard, and his
flailing elbows served notice to the boys from the north country
to keep their distance.
IN ALL FAIRNESS to the Gophers, it should be pointed
out that their big men played much of the game with one ear
tuned to the referees' whistles, and as Fitch said after the game,
"You can't play the game right when you're afraid of fouling
out. That applies to Tomjanovich as well as to us."
But it should also be pointed out that the Gophers drew
most of their fouls trying to stop Rudy from driving in on the
asrt or trying to keen him off the boards. Mikan, for ex-

Baby Blue blast Oakland
Lockard's 29 leads way

By ELLIOT LEGOW
With six players hitting in dou-
ble figures, paced by John Lock-
ard w i t h 29 points, Michigan's
freshman basketball team rolled
to an e a s y 113-79 conquest of
Oakland Community College yes-
terday.
The Wolverines leaped into a
32-12 lead after nine minutes of
play and were never in any dan-
ger from t h e n on. The closest
Oakland ever got was ten points,
62-52.
Everyone on the team had am-
ple opportunity to play as Coach
George Pomey pulled his starters
early in both halves. With just
nine minutes gone by in the first
half and the Blue already lead-
ing by 20, Pomey let the substi-
tutes take over.
In that nine minute span the
Wolverines were led by Lockard
who played aggressively on the
boards and shot for ten points
on inside shoqts and tips.
Henry Wilmore also scored ten
points during those frantic open-
ing minutes on his patented full
court drives and fancy layup
shots.
LOCKARD finished the first
half with 21 points, already over
his previous game high of 17, al-
though he sat out five minutes of
the half. In the starters'. ab-
sence, Oakland narrowed the lead
to ten points, but Pomey put the
starters back in to finish the half
-and they built the lead to 58-43.
A temporary cold spell marked
the beginning of the second half
as the Wolverines committed five
turnovers in just three minutes.
But Lockard and Wilmore g o t
things moving again and the Ba-
by Blue outscored Oakland 29-9
over eight minutes to expand their
margin to 32 points.
Pomey then removed the last of
the starters, but over the final,
eight minutes of the game, the
Michigan 'substitutes still manag-
ed to outscore Oakland's primar-
ily unchanged lineup.
Rob Rhodin hit 12 for the subs
and John Rozypal had his finest
day of the season with 10 points.
THE FINAL statistics for the
game clearly show how complete-
s

BULLETIN
EUGENE, Ore. (/P) - Un-
heralded Oregon pulled off the
college basketball upset of the
year, stunning top-ranked UCLA
78-65 Saturday night and snap-
ping the Bruin's 25-game win-
ning streak over two seasons.
ly Michigan dominated the game
against Oakland's lineup of fresh-
men and sophomores. The Wol-
verines shot 54% from the field
while holding Oakland to 32%.
Michigan's four big men, Lock-
ard, Wilmore, Ernie Johnson, and
Leon Roberts shot at a 63% clip
and combined for 76 points.
Following Lockard's 29 point
performance for the Wolverines
w e r e Wilmore with 20 Roberts
with 15, and Johnson who scored
12 despite sitting out half t h e
game.
The Baby Blue who now stand
8-2 for the season have one more
game on tap this season. Their
originally scheduled c o n t e s t
against Henry Ford Community
College next Saturday has been
cancelled, but a replacement game
has been scheduled for this
Thursday night when the fresh-
men will meet Alpina Community
College in a 7:30 contest at Cris-
ler Arena, admission free.
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and Lane Headrick at 150, trailed
12-6 going into what assistant
coach Rick Bay called "The piv-
otal match." It came at 167 with
Michigan's Tom Quinn meeting
Pat Karslake.
"If Quinn could have won, the
win we expected from Jesse would
have tied the match,"said Bay.'
"At that point we would have
probably lost the 190 match, lead-
ing in to the heavyweight."
But it didn't turn out that way
for the Wolverines.
Michigan State's Karslake, un-
defeated at the start of the match,
breezed through the first period
relatively quickly. The final two
periods, however, were a n o t h e r
story, as the m a t c h dragged
through one warning and two stal-
ling penalties against Quinn, and
an abundance of false starts on
the part of both wrestlers.
Quinn, leading 2-1 at the start.
of the period, quickly escaped and
his troubles then began. H is
stalling gave Karslake two quick
points and Quinn suddenly found
himself in a tie smatch. In the
closing seconds of the third per-
iod, Karslake escapedand t ok
Quinn down at the edge of the
mat. Tlhen, With ten seconds left,
Quinn got an escape, and this,
coupled with two points for rid-
ing time, allowed him to tie the
bout.
The Michigan bench was irritat-
ed by both the stalling penalties
and the false starts. "Quinn's
style of wrestling is not huckity-
buck, hell-bent for leather," said
Bay. "He's a somewhat conserva-
tive wrestler, and he let Karslake
set the tempo of the match. The
referees interpreted it as Quinn
stalling, but you can't really fault
the ref for that."
Bay also disagreed with the re-

feree's interpretation of the rule
for false starts. "Although there's
nothing official on it, it's generally
accepted that after the third false
start the offending wrestler's op-
ponent is awarded a point. When
there are twelve false starts and
no points awarded, no call for de-
lay, then something is wrong."
The Spartan's Greg Johnson
rode Michigan's Jerry Hoddy the
whole third period to sew up the
opening match and start both the
Michigan State team and the
crowd roaring. ,But then T i m
Cech's come from behind to win
over Gary Bissell, last year's Big
Ten runner-up, momentarily stall-
ed the Spartans.
The next two matches were loss-
es for Michigan to put the match
at 9-3. Lane Headrick at 150
strongly chased State's Mark Mal-
ley, and gained the Michigan vic-
tory on one point riding time.
"We were hoping to win two
of the big three matches," M ay
said, "but we got only one, and
that put us in the hole."
It was a hole that Michigan
was not to climb out of.
Green Meanies!
118 POUNDS -1Greg Johnson (MSU)
dec. Jerry Noddy (MW) 5-1.
126 POUNDS - Tim Cech (M) dec.
Gary Bissell (MSU) 4-2.
134 POUNDS - Tom Milkovich (MSU)
dec. Ty Belknap (M) 7-2.
142 POUNDS .- Keith Lowrance
(1WU)dec. Mark King (M) 9-3.
150 POUNDS - Lane Headrick (M)
dec. Mark Malley (MSU) 3-2.
158 POUNDS - Rick Radman (MSU)
dec. Jim Sanger (M) 8-4.
167 POUNDS - Tom Quinn (M) tied
Pat Karslake (MSU) 6-6.
177 POUNDS - Jerry Malecek (MSU)
dec. Jesse Rawls (M) 7-4.
190 POUNDS - Jack Zindel (MSU)
pinned Thurlon' Harris (1W) 4.58.
HWT. - Vick Mittelberg (MSU) dec.
Rick Bolhouse (M) 6-3.

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