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.ary 28, 1970


Page Seven




Michigan's erratic cagers host
Wisconsin this afternoon in a'
game which will provide a back-
drop for Rudy Tomianovich's con-
tinuing assault on all-time Wol-
verine career scoring and rebound-
ing marks.
RUDY NEEDS only 18 points to
pass the late Bill Buntin's 1725
point total and move into second-
place behind living legend Cazzie downer 1
Russell, who collected 2164 in his seek to
illustrious career and is not likely Wisconsi
to be caught for quite a while. Wisconsi
Tomjanovichl is also closing in on tailspin'
the all-time rebound mark, need- their las
ing only 50 carons in his last three Nnrthwe



loss to lowly Indiana, will
avenge a 104-94 loss to
n Feb. 14 at Madison.
n will try to pull out of a
which has seen them drop
t three games to Indiana,
strn .ndt hin Sttat

The Michigan hockey team
dropped a 3-2 decision to the
University of Denver last night
in Denver. The Wolverines'
overall record in the WCHA
dropped to 9 wins and 12 loss-
es. The icers still maintained
seventh place in the league.
games to catch Buntin. Today's
game may well be the last chance
many Michigan students will have
to see Rudy in action, as the Wol-
verines final home game is against
Indiana March 7, over the spring
Michigan, coming off Tuesday's

THERE ARE marked similari-
ties in the two teams: both are
down in the Big Ten slums with
4-7 marks and both are 9-11 over-
all. Erratic play has accentuated
the seasons of both, and both
Michigan, with a fine freshman
team, and Wisconsin, with four
starters returning next year, are
looking to the future.
Wisconsin destroyed Michigan
inside in that recent 104-94 loss,
with their front line of Lloyd
Adams, Lee Oler and Albert Henry
netting 58 points and 36 rebounds.
Tomianovich battled the bigger
Badgers, scoring 28 points and

grabbing 16 rebounds, but the
Wolverines were outhustled and
outplayed, and on national tele-
vision yet.
6-1 JUNIOR guard Clarence
Sherrod is outhooping the rest of
his Badger teammates with a 22.2
scoring average and figures to
make a run for all-Big Ten honors
this year. Manning the other guard
spot will be defensive ace Bob
Fraser, scoring at a prolific 4.8
pace, with Adams, Henry and Oler
up front.
?MICHIGAN continues to play
like X the Unknown. After look-
ing impressive in resounding vic-
tories over Toledo and Minnesota,
the Wolverines turned around and
played dead in a 101-93 loss to
Indiana, The Hoosiers were warm-
ing the cellar spot at the time and
weren't supposed to whip Mich-
igan or anyone else. Only .Rudy
Tomjanovich has played with con-
sistency for the Wolverines; but
one great player does not a win-
ning season make.
A win for Michigan would mean
sixth place for the gallant cedar-
courters and a slim chance at at-
taining the first division. The Wol-
verines are currently two games
behind Minnesota and Illinois,
each of whom are the proud pos-
sessors of awe-inspiring 6-5 marks.

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi

Wolverines break down the court


the /ei !
Bill Cusumano_
a better

Rambling Bucks crush Pistons


The fearless NCAA, known at other times as the
supreme fools, have struck again. Teams and pairings for
the upcoming basketball tournament have been announced
and, as usual, they are horrible.
The NCAA seems to lack a basic knowledge of geography.
This year's regionals will see Jacksonville, a Florida team, play-
ing in the Mideast, New Mexico, a western team, playing in the
Midwest, and they tried to put Marquette, always a Mideast
club, into the Midwest. Marquette's coach,' Al McGuire, destroy-
ed that plan by refusing the invitation so the NCAA was left with
a second rate Dayton team,
The way the tournament is set up the regions are grossly
unfair. The easiest region of them all is the West, where UCLA
is now a virtual cinch to win and make the final four. The
UCLAns have the tough task of getting by clubs like Utah, Utah
State and Long Beach State. Yes, Long Beach State. A few
years ago it was only a junior college and the schedule isn't
of much better quality today. But they are one of the independ-
ent teams chosen. The club that should be playing out west is
New Mexico State but it will be goofing around in Forth Worth
where it doesn't belong.
The strength of the regions is highly disparate and the
4 Mideast and East suffer the most. The powerful Mideast
independents and Big Ten and Southeastern champions
bump each other off and the same circumstances exist in
the East with its independents and the Atlantic Coast
Conference winners.
Meanwhile, UCLA gets a cakewalk in the West and the
Midwest rarely has more than one strong team a year, The only
strong conference in it is the Missouri Valley and the only
traditionally tough independent is Houston, an MVC drop-out.
What is needed is a change in the regional set-up. Here is
the way I'd like to see it work.
The country should be kept in four divisions but they should
be changed to East, South, Midwest and West. The Eastern
regional could consist of the champions of the- Ivy League,
Yankee Conference, Middle Atlantic Conference and a Con-
erence of the New York City schools, if one ever develops. Added
to them could be the best of the many Eastern independents,
such as Boston College, Villanova, St. Bonaventure, Niagara, Holy
Cross, Penn State, etc.
A Southern regional could have the winners in the
ACC, the Southern Conference, the SEC, the Southwestern
Conference and the Ohi6 Valley Conference. The independ-
ents could be chosen from among Florida State (if they
ever get off probation), Houston, Jacksonville, Virginia
Tech, West Virginia, etc.
In the Midwest the conferences represented would be the
Big Ten, Mid-American, Missouri Valley and Big Eight. Such
independents as Notre Dame, Marquette, Creighton, Detroit (if
Spencer would come back), Dayton and others are present to
round out the field.
Out West the Pacific 8, Western Athletic Conference, Big
Sky Conference and West Coast Athletic Conference would be
the leagues represented. The independents could be chosen from
among New Mexico State, Utah State, Seattle, Colorado State,
Air Force and maybe even Long Beach State.
Such a set-up would create more natural sectional rivalries,
undoubtedly be more pleasing to fans and cut down on some of
the ridiculous travelling that teams now do. The only bad
thing which might arise is thati someone might get a home
court advantage. However, this happens already under the pre-
sent system so the obvious solution is not to pick regional sites
until the participants have been decided.
The last change I would like to see is the pairing of the
final four. At the present time the Western winners play
the Midwest champions and the East and Mideast square
off. This is extremely unfair to the East and Mideast since
they are traditionally powerful and thus knock each other
off. At least now the semi-final game is played on Thurs-
day; allowing a team a day's rest before Saturday's final.
Formerly, clubs would go into the last game exhausted from
a tough semi battle.
But the present draw still favors the West and Midwest.
Traditionally only one team from either area is strong and
usually has a laughter on the way to the finals. When San
Francisco was king it had no opposition from the Midwest and
the same was true in reverse when Cincinnati ruled the Mid-
west. Now the situation has reversed again and UCLA has
the easy round, the exception coming when they had to clash
with Houston.
'T'he~ C-i-mv1Pc,. Arnd vat ha.~ thing, in c is, hnrd a, rwn

By The Associated Press
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee
Bucks crushed the Detroit Pistons
131-113, behind Lew Alcindor and
Jon McGlockin in a National Bas-
ketball Association game yester-
Breaking away from a 22-19
lead, the Bucks rambled to a
73-57 halftime margin with Al-
cindor scoring 23 points. Mil-
waukee continued to increase its
advantage throughout the last two
periods until Coach Larry Cos-
tello cleared the Bucks' bench.
The largest margin was 29
points, 123-94, with four minutes
Crews suspended
The Daily Illini reported yes-
terday that senior forward Ran-
dy Crews of the Illinois basket-
ball team was suspended for to-
day's game against Minnesota.
The suspension followed action
by the Intramural Protest Board
concerning complaints that dur-
ing an IM game Crews m ad e
anti-Semitic remarks toward a
referee and spit in the referee's
ear and overturned a bench.
Crews denied these actions. Illi-
nois coach Harv Schmidt said
he suspended Crews for "activi-
ties not representative of our
remaining in the game. The vic-
tory avenged last week's loss to
Detroit, the only time this season
the Pistons have beaten Mil-
Alcindor finished with 33 points
to lead both teams. McGlockin
added 26 and Flynn Robinson 23
for the Bucks.
Leading Detroit were Jimmy
Walker and Dave Bing with 21
and 19 points, respectively.
Baltimore sacks Atlanta
BALTIMORE - Jack Marin
scored a career high 41 points,
before and after a scuffle with
Atlanta's Bill Bridges, and led the
injury-riddled Baltimore Bullets
to a 114-107 National Basketball
Association victory yesterday.

After Marin pumped in 18 first
quarter points while sinking nine
of 12 shots, he became involved
in a shoving match with Bridges
and then fists started to fly..
Baltimore's Wes Unseld grabbed
Bridges and Player-Coach Richie
Guerin of the Hawks went after
Ray Scott as Walt Bellamy of
Atlanta and Baltimore's Gus
Johnson exchanged words.

Atlanta, down 67-52 at half-
time, rallied to within 94-88 early
in the fourth quarter before Earl
Monroe hit three baskets for Bal-'
timore and fed Al- Tucker for an-
other to make it 102-88.
Monroe scored 34 points before
fouling oct and had seven assists.
Marin, who grabbed 10 rebounds,
missed only six of 24 shots from
the floor.

Joe Caldwell led the Hawks with
22 points, Jim Davis had 19, Bel-
lamy 16 and Bridges 15.
* * *
Suns outshine Celtics
BOSTON -- Dick Van Arsdale
and Connie Hawkins combined for
66 points in leading the Phoenix
Suns to a 134-125 victory over the
Boston Celtics last night and

This Weekend in Sports
BASKETBALL-Wisconsin, at Crisler Arena, 2:00 p.M.
HOCKEY-at Denver
WRESTLING-at Minnesota
TRACK-MSU, at Yost Field House, 4:00 p.m.
U of M SKI CLUB trip to
Pico Peak
j Killing ton
Round Top
~Sign up Mon., March 2, Union, 7:30
$68 for transportation and room and board
due at meeting
Daily Classifieds Get Results

-Daily-ThomasM. Copi
Rudy goes for another two

Otto Moore of the Pistons at-
tempts a shot as the Milwaukee
Bucks' Lew Alcindor tries to
prevent him from doing so. Al-
cindor and his teammates were
successful in stopping the
Piston's attack as they defeat-
ed them 131-113. Besides his de-
fensive plays,,Alcindor f o u n d
time. to score 33 points.

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Eastern Division
W L3
53 15
49 22
43 27
a 36 34
31 39
30 39
28 45
Western Division




Eastern Division
ndiana 45 15
Centucky 31 28
'arolina 29 31
ew York 31 34
ittsburgh 21 39
4iami 17 44

Atlanta 40 32 .560 -
Los Angeles 37 33 .529 2!,
Chicago 32 38 .457 7'
Phoenix 33 40 .448 7',
Seattle 29 41144 .
Seattle 29 41 .414 10',
San Francisco 27 42 .391 12
San Diego 23 24 .345 141
Yesterday's Results
Milwaukee 131, Detroit 113
Phoenix 134, Boston 125
Baltimore 114, Atlanta 107
Philadelphia 125, San Diego 111
Chicago at Los Angeles, inc.
Seattle vs. San Francisco at Oakland,
Today's Games
Baltimoretat New York
Chicago at Seattle


New Orlean
Los Angele

Western Division
34 25
33 25
n 34 29
is 31 27
s 26 35



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Today's Games
Indiana at Denver, inc.
Carolina at Dallas, inc.
Miami at New York, inc.
Los Angeles at New Orleans, inc.
Today's Games
Miami at Kentucky, afternoon
Los Angeles vs. New Orleans at
Lafayette, La.
Dallas at Pittsburgh
New York at Washington

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