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Sunday, March 1, 1970


Page Seven

Sunday, March 1, 1970 THE MICHiGAN DAiLY Page Seven










By The Associated Press




-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Tomjanovich drives the lane

Sports Editor,
The appearance of head foot-
ball coach Bo Schembechler at
yesterday afternoon's basketball
game at Crisler Arena warmed the
spirits of 7963 Michigan partisans,
and the whistles of the men in the
striped shirts often. inflamed, the
passions of the Wolverine fans.
Nothing, however, could warm.
up the shooting of the Wolverine
cagers, who connected on only 36
of 92 field goal attempts for a
dismal 39 per cent and dropped a
Big Ten basketball game to the
Wisconsin Badgers, 90-86.
The loss scuttled the Wolverines'
chances for a break-even season
this year, leaving them with a
record 9-13 with only two games
left to play.
"We shot poorly," commented
Michigan Coach Johnny Orr. "We
took 92 shots, which must be some
kind of record for us, but we
just couldn't put the ball in the
THE WOLVERINES' failure to
connect from the floor was es-
pecially disappointing, as the
Maize and Blue took 33 more shots
than the Badgers but hit only
three more field goals. The Bad-
gers, on the other hand, were red
hot, sinking just under 56 per-
cent of their field goal attempts
and hitting on 24 of 29 from the
free throw line.
Wisconsin's hot-hand, coupled
with a 50-42 advantage on the
boards, enabled the Badgers to
overcome a tendency to give the
ball away to the Wolverines. The
Badgers were charged with 21
turnovers, 11 in the first half,
compared to; eight for the Wol-
The Wolverines hawking full-
court press didn't help them much
when it came to totaling up the
score, though, as they repeated-
ly failed to turn Wisconsin turn-
overs overs into Michigan points.
"We'd go out there and steal the
ball and then we'd miss the easy

DENVER - The Michigan
hockey team defeated Denver
University last night by the
score of 4-2. The Wolverines
scored one goal in bothythe first
and second periods and added
two more in the third to wrap
up the win.
The scores were by Gagnon
in the first period, Slack in the
second period and Shaw and
Falk in the third.
shot under the basket," Orr com-
plained afterwards.
Missed shots, under the basket
and otherwise, were especially
costly to the Wolverines in t h e
first half, as the Badgers took a
54-43 lead into the lockerrodm at
the end of the half. Michigan took
12 more shots from the field than
Wisconsin in that half, but man-
aged to put the ball in the. bas-
ket only 17 times, twice less than
the Badgers.
The Wolverines showed some im-
provement in their shooting in the
second half, hitting on 19 of 42
from the floor, but they could only
narrow the Badgers margin by
four points.
gers were able to keep the Wolves
off their back was a 6-1, 160
pound guard named Clarence
Sherrod. Sherrod was the Bad-
ger's leading scorer with 28 points,
15 of them coming in the first
More important than his scor-
ing, however, was Sherrod's ball
handling. Sherrod repeatedly
broke the Wolverines' press, and
allowed Wisconsin to play slow
down ball for much of the second
"Sherrod was terrific," Orr said.
"He's a great ball-handler. I'd go
into a slowdown too if I had
Wisconsin Coach John Powles
also noted the value of Sherrod's

LAFAYETTE - Iowa won the
Big Ten basketball title yester-
day by coning from behind in the
final minutes to defeat Purdue
108-107 despite a record 61 points
by the Boilermakers' Rick Mount.
The ninth-ranked Hawkeyes went
ahead to stay on John Johnson's
jump shot from the right corner
with 27 seconds to play. That made
it 106-105, and Glenn Vidnovic
added two free throws with 10
seconds left.
Iowa then let Mount drive down
the middle for a layup just before
the buzzer. The Purdue All-Amer-
ican had already broken the Big

* * *S

COLUMBUS - A nine-foot re-
bound shot by Bob Gale with two
seconds to play gave Michigan
State an 82-80 upset victory over
Ohio State in Big Ten basketball
here yesterday.
The seventh place Spartans,
beaten 89-66 by the Buckeyes in
their last encounter at East Lan-
sing, put together a steady team
performance headed by sopho-

more Ralph Simpson's 29 points,
and were never out of contention.
They led throughout the first
half except for a brief one-point
deficit and enjoyed a 39-30 edge
at one time. After a 46-40 half-
time deficit Ohio State rallied
and went ahead 61-59 on a three
point play by Jody Finney who
led the Buckeyes with 28 points.

* e * *
Btg Red sea pled

Ten single-game scoring mark of
57 points set by Dave Schellhase
of Purdue against Michigan in
The Hawkeyes pushed their con-
ference record to 12-0 as they
snapped Purdue's 30-game home-
court winning streak. The second
place Boilermakers are 9-3 in the
Big Ten with two games remain-
ing for both teams.
Four Hawkeye starters, led by
Johnson with 26 points, had 20
or more points. Chad Calabria had
25, Fred Brown 23 and Vidnovic



EVANSTON-Northwestern got
a three-point play from seldom
used sophomore Paul Douglas with
4:33 left to play last night to go
ahead to stay and score a 75-66
victory over Indiana in a Big Ten
basketball game.
Indiana rushed to an early 9-4
lead but Northwestern rallied to
take a 28-26 halftime lead. The

scored was tied 10 times in the
second half before Douglas put
Northwestern ahead to stay.
Don Adams paced Northwestern
with 22 points and Dale Kelley
added 14. Kelly now has 515 points
for the season to set a Northwest-
ern record, erasing the previous
mark of 505 set by Joe Ruklick in

By Phil Hertz

The deadly troia .
.. strikes again
SEVERAL WEEKS ago a story ran in The Daily attributing
the following quote to "Big Al" Kaufman: "The only thing
worse than two Big Ten referees are three Big Ten referees."
Big Al did not observe yesterday's 90-86 Michigan loss to
Wisconsin, but if he had, he undoubtedly would have spent yes-
terday afternoon and last night reiterating his quote.
To say the least, the refereeing/ during yesterday's contest
left something to be desired. Whether the decisions affected .the
final outcome is only conjecture, but nearly everyone in attend-
% ance at Crisler arena was singularly unsatisfied with the work
of the trio of Tom Ballaban, Pat Sheedy and Orlando Palesse.
Among the most dissatisfied observers of yesterday's game
was Michigan cage coach Johnny Orr. You could just see the
Wolverine mentor suffering on the bench, at least when he was
not galloping down the sidelines to protest a call. Orr was par-
ticularly upset at the treatment given super-star Rudy Tom-
janovich whenever he got near the basket, and he seemed to get
more fed up with the reffing as the game reached the con-
SHORTLY BEFORE the end of the contest, the Michigan
press led by little Dave Hart, seemed to confine Wisconsin's
superb guard Clarence Sherrod in the backcourt for an in or-
dinate amount of time, but the referee refused to call a ten-
second violation despite Orr's exhortations, whereupon the
Michigan coach pulled off his sport jacket and stomped back to
the Michigan bench, where he joined enraged Wolverine assis-
tant Freddie Snowden and suffered through the concluding min-
ute-and-a-half of the defeat.
As the game ended, Orr walked slowly off to the runway
leading to the lockerrooms. There he waited until IPe three
' referees arrived in the area. Then Orr reportedly pointed his
finger at one of the referees and said, "That was the goddamn
worse officiating I've ever seen." Orr was considerably more re-
strained when he met the press a short time later. In fact, he
refused to directly attack the trio of referees.
He did, however, leave little doubt that he disagreed with
some of the group's decisions. The Michigan mentor, who was
considerably more subdued after this defeat than after past
Wolverine failures this season, commented, "It doesn't do any
good to complain about the officiating after the game. It might
happen again Tuesday at Minnesota-heaven forbid that, but
it might happen."
LATER THE WOLVERINE coach praised the efforts of
Sherrod, who he termed a terrific ballplayer, but at times Orr
indicated he thought the Milwaukee junior was walking or
palming the ball. Orr also indicated that Al Henry, the 6-9
Wisconsin pivotman, did an excellent job, but once again he
had a jibe for the officials. This time Orr said, "Henry did a
great job, especially on offense. He sure blocked a lot of shots,
but I thought a lot of those blocks were goaltending violations."
Orr still seemed to be harping on the subject a little later
in his press confeence when a Wisconsin writer asked him
why Tomjanovich spent so much of the afternoon working on
the outside. Orr's response was, "Rudy went outside because he
was getting beat up inside."
Complaining about the referees is old hat for losing coach-
es, but there certainly was no paucity of poor calls during
yesterday's game. Al Henry's blocks were at times blatant pins
of layups, but it seemed none of the refs had enough ambition
to blow the whistle.
It is perhaps important to note that the decisions were far
from being a one-way street. The Wolverines were called for
only two more fouls than the Badgers, and John Powless, the
Wisconsin coach spent a good part of the afternoon off his
team's bench yelling at the officials. Powless' only comment
after the game was "In a coaches' position, you can't say
THE FINAL SCORE might have changed only a little yes-
terday with different refereeing - certainly the Wolverines
have played better this season, and teams seldom win contests
in which they shoot 39 per cent-but I'm getting tired of watch-
ing blatant violations and blatant fouls going unnoticed by not
one, not two, but three referees.
Orr said after the contest, that "I'm against this three ref-
eree system. It adds little effectiveness to the game. I'm voting
against it when we're polled after the season." The three referee
system is being used experimentally in the Big Ten for the sec-
ond year, and must be approved again after the season before
it can be used next season.,

-Daily-Dave Beall
Al Henry (54) hooks for two

Illini victorious

ball-handling skills. "Our game is
control and we were fortunate
that we tok an early lead and
were able to play our game. When
a team's down, it's fighting the
clock, too, and our game is to go
out there and take part of the
clock off."
SHERROD'S PLAY was partic-
ularly frustrating to the Wolver-
ines in the last seven minutes of
the game. Wisconsin, led by Sher-
rod and big Al Henry, who scored
25 points and pulled down a team-
high of 13 rebounds, padded their
half-time margin to 75-60 with
7:43 left to play.
But then Michigan's Rudy Tom-
janovich, who scored 35 points to
move past Bill Buntin into second
place on the all-time Wolverine
scoring list, hit on five long jump
shots in a span of a little over
three minutes to help the Maize
and Blue pull within six points,

Night Editor: ELLIOT LEGOW

During that span, Orr replaced
Dan Fife with spunky 5-8 Dave
Hart, and gave the sophomore
guard the responsibility for guard-
ing Sherrod. Hart, however,
couldn't stop Sherrod, as the Bad-
ger junior scored five points in five
minutes on three of three foul
shots and a driving lay-up, and
also spearheaded the Badgers'
slowdown with his dribbling and
"Sherrod was playing with a
bad foot," Powless said. "He was a
doubtful starter until eight min-
utes before the game, but he was
still great. If he doesn't make the
All-Big Ten team, it'll be a crime."
Powless also praised Tomjano-
vich, "He's not only an All-Big Ten
player, he's 'a real All-American,"
Powless said.
In addition to his 35 points,
Rudy collected 19 rebounds, and
needs only 28 more to surpass the
career record of 1037 held by Bill
Curses, foiled again

CHAMPAIGN-Rick Howat's 15-
foot jump shot in the final sec-
onds lifted Ilinois to a 75-73 Big
Ten basketball victory over Min-
nesota yesterday afternoon.
The decision hiked the Illini to
a 7-5 conference mark and into
sole possession of fourth place.
Minnesota dropped from a share
of that spot with 6-6.
The game was tied seven times
before Greg Jackson hit five points
to put Illinois on top 39-35 at
Illinois led by as many as eight.
points in the second half until the
Gophers tied it 73-73 in the final
39 seconds on Eric Hill's free
throw stemming from a technical
called against Illinois' Mike Price.
Price exchanged some words with
an official.
After Hill's charity, the Illini
spent 36 seconds setting up a play
which paid off on Howat's shot
from the side of the key with three
seconds remaining.
Fred Miller, collecting four fouls

in the first half, scored 11 points
in each half. Howat totaled 19.
Jackson hit 14 before fouling out
at 7:44 of the finale. Larry Mikan
and Eric Hill each bagged 19
points for theGophers.
Big Ten
r Standings
Iowa 12 0 1.000
Purdue 9 3 .750
Illinois 7 5 .583
Ohio State 7 5 .583
Minnesota 6 6 .500
Wisconsin 5 7 .417
MICHIGAN 4 8 .333
Michigan St. 4 8 .333
Northwestern 3 9 .250
Indiana 3 9 .250
Yesterday's Results
Wisconsin 90, MICHIGAN 86
Michigan St. 82, Ohio St. 80
Iowa 108, Purdue 107
Illinois 75, Minnesota 73
Northwestern 75, Indiana 66

Red Wings rally to tie Rangers


By The Associated Press
DETROIT -- Bruce MacGregor
tipped in Wayne Connelly's slap
shot with 24 seconds to play and
the Detroit net empty for a six-
man attack to give the Red Wings
a 3-3 tie with the New York
The Red Wings took the lead
first on Nick Libbett's short-
handed goal at 10:09 of the first
period, and then on Gary Berg-
man's power-play goal at 18:30,
15 seconds after Ratelle's 25th of
the season, a turn-in of Rod Seil-
ing's centering pass.
But Detroit couldn't hang on
and the injury-riddled Rangers
went ahead on Nevin's 14th goal
of the season. It was set up by
Larry Brown, one of the replace-
ment defensemen.
Bruins blitz Hawks
BOSTON - The Boston Bruins
got rolling on Phil Esposito's early
goal and wore down the Chicago
Black Hawks for a 3-0 National
Hockey League victory last night.
as goalie Gerry Cheevers fash-
ioned his fourth shutout..
The Bruins, whose only two loss-
es in their last 16 games were to
Chicago, nailed down the decis-
ion on third period goals by Gar-
net Bailey and Johnny Buyck.
Cheevers turned in a tremen-
dous performance for two periods,
and then had an easy time in the
final 20 minutes. He finished with
28 saves.
The victory moved the Bruins to
within one point of first place New
Georgetown 73, Penn State 66
St. Peter's, N.J. 137, Manhatten 112
Kent State 92, Northern Illinois 85
Missouri 84, Nebraska 63
Virginia Tech 80, West Virginia
Bradley 82, St. Louis 74
St. John's, N.Y. 64, NYU 53
Pittsburgh 76, Carnegie-Mellon 55
Ohio U 78, Bowling Green 76
Duke 91, North Carolina 83
Boston College 86, Holy Cross 73
Grinneli 64, Ripon 56

A. Henry

York, which tied Detroit 3-3, in
the NHL's East Division. The less
snapped Chicago's four game win-
ning streak. It was only the se-
cond defeat for the surging Hawks
in their last nine games.
* * *
Knicks roll on
NEW YORK - The New York
Knicks staged a second-half
breakaway to beat the injury-rid-

dled Baltimore Bullets 115-101 last
night and cut their magic number
to seven to clinch first place in the
Eastern Division of the National
Basketball Association. ,
Dave DeBusschere was the Knick
leader, scoring 23 points on 10-18
from the field. He scored eight
in the third session as the Knicks,
tied at 68-68 after Baltimore put
on an 11-0 burst, went to a 91-77




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Fouled out:1

15 5-5 35
9 0-0 18
2 2-4. 6
4 4-5 12
4 1-2 9
0 0-0 0
0 0-0 0
0 0-1 0
2 0-0 4
0 2-2 2
Totals 36 14-19 86
43 43-86
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Professional Standings


Eastern Divisii

T Pt. GF

New York 34 13 13 81 21
Boston 33 13 14 80 221
Montreal 31 16 13 75 19
Chicago 32 20 7 71 19
Detroit 30 18 11 71 18
Toronto 24 24 11 59 18
Western Division
St. Louis 29 22 8 66 17
Pittsburgh 23 29 8 52 14
Philadelphia 15 25 20 50 16
Oakland 17 31 9 43 13:
Minnesota 10 30 18 38 15
Los Angeles 9 42 8 26 12
Yesterday's Results
St. Louis 3, Montreal 2
Los Angeles 3, Toronto 3, tie
New York 3, Detroit 3, tie
Boston 3, Chicago 0
Philadelphia 6, Minnesota 2
Pittsburgh 3, Oakland 2
Today's Games
Toronto at Minnesota, afternoon
Chicago at New York, afternoon
St. Louis at Boston
Los Angeles at Philadelphia

0 141
28 177
96 1541
0 139
3 155
4 183
5 143
6 188
5 182
2 198
8 202
5 231

Eastern Division
W L1
New York 54 15
Milwaukee 49 22
Baltimore 43 28
Cincinnati 31 39
Boston 30 39
Detroit 28 45
Western Division
Atlanta 40 32
Los Angeles 38 33
Phoenix 33 40
Chicago 32 39
Seattle 30 41
San Francisco 27 43
San Diego 23 44
Yesterday's Results
New York 115, Baltimore 101
Chicago at Seattle (inc.)
Today's Games
Los Angeles at Boston
San Francisco at Detroit
Baltimore at Philadelphia
Phoenix at Atlanta
Cincinnati at Milwaukee
Chicago at San Diego



igan, None.
Total fouls: Wisconsin 19, Michigan

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.606 12
.443 231/
.435 24
.384 28
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.535 1%
.452 7 Y
.451 7 Y
.423 9%
.386 12
.343 14%





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