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Tuesday, March 10, 1970

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Paae Nine

1

I

REBOUND RECORD

Gymnasts take Big Ten crown,

Rudy

ends

career
By PHIL HERTZ
Associate Sports Editor
Coach John Orr's Michigan bas-
ketball team wound up its season
Saturday night at Crisler Arena
with a 108-99 victory over Indiana,
but the show was stolen, as it has
been in most Wolverine cage con-
tests for the last three seasons,
by Rudy Tomianovich.
The Big T finished his illustrious
cage career with a 33 point, 22 re-
bound performance. It was thej
latter statistic that held the in-
terest of the 6837 fans in attend-
ance, as it enabled the Wolverine
All-American to set a new career1
rebounding standard for Michigan,f
surpassing the mark of 1037, held{
by the late Bill Buntin, by two.
Buntin had the advantage of
playing several extra games, since4
Michigan participated in the NCAA
tourney during Buntin's tenure
here.
TOMJANOVICH PULLED down
eleven rebounds in each of the]
two halves and erased Buntin's
mark with about a minute to playI
and was soon after removed from
the contest by Orr, whereupon thef
Crisler Arena crowd gave him a1
standing ovatios of about a min-
ute in duration - an ovation1
which might have gone on forever

in

victory

earn berth in N.CAA

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
JERRY CLARKE
if the referees had not kept the
game going during the uproar.
The rebounding mark climaxed
the Hamtramck senior's season
and complimented his numerous
other feats, including his becom-
ing number two scorer in Wol-
verine history (to Cazzie Russell)
and best scoring average in a sea-
son.
Tomianovich's farewell over-
shadowed an excellent perform-
ance by another departing senior,
Bird Carter. The Bird turned in
what may have been his finest
game in a Wolverine uniform,
scoring a career high of 27 points
and sparking the Wolverines out
to a quick lead, which grew to as
much as 19 and was never smaller
than seven.
ORR PRAISED his club after

the contest, saying "They did a
great job all year. They didn't
always get the credit they de-
served, but they had to play a
tough schedule and they were cer-
tainly physically undermanned.
They never gave up and they were
in every game they played this
season."
Besides Tomjanovich and Car-
ter, four others completed their
Wolverine cage careers Saturday.
Mark Henry and Rick Bloodworth
who shared a starting guard posi-
tion during the season, were both
given standilng ovations prior to
the start of the contest as were
forward Bill Fraumann and sel-
dom used guard Steve Fishman.
The first three all made tangible
contributions to the Wolverine
victory, which gave Michigan a
10-14 mark for the season, but it
was Fishman's performance that
caught the fancy of the crowd.
4l
WITH ABOUT two and a half
minutes to go in the game, the
crowd starting chanting, "We
want Fishman" and "Fishman
Now!" and with about a minute
to play Orr inserted the small
guard into the lineup causing a
huge roar for the fans. The little
guard quickly drew two fouls, but
gladdened the hearts of all Wol-
verine partisans when he sank an
underhand layup just seconds be-
fore his Michigan cage career
came to a close. Orr just grinned
after the contest when he was
asked if he ever considered red-
shirting Fishman.
Bil l b o a rd
Anyone interested in becom-
ing a football manager should
contact Neil Miller at 769-7396.

By CHRIS TERAS
Around sports circles, there are
a few factors that come up time
and again when evaluating the
ability of an individual or a team.
For a team, depth is crucial.
During the past gymnastics sea-
son, Michigan displayed its depth
time and again in overrunning 12
dual meet opponents, and Michi-
gan won the Big Ten title at Min-
neapolis last weekend for the
ninth time in the last 10 years, and
for the third consecutive season.
In a meet with tough judging,
the Wolverines managed a 161.05.
This score is great for almost any
other team, but is merely mediocre
for Coach Newt Loken's power-
house.
Looking at the scores, only Ted
Marti and perhaps Rick McCurdy
did as well as they have all sea-
son.
As it turned out, Michigan need-
ed no great scores from a few
competitors, for a lot of Wolver-
ines with below average (personal)
marks was easily sufficient to top
Iowa's 155.70.
THE COMPETITION began Fri-
day morning with each performer
doing a given routine. His score
was averaged with Friday night's
mark, and this number was aver-
aged with the Saturday's perform-
ance to determine his ranking in
the individual competition.
Everybody fared {badly in the
compulsories. Loken commented,,
"There were three reasons for the
low scores. One was the pressure
involved. Another was the con-
servative judging. Maybe the main
reason, though, was that no one
had performed these compulsory
routines all year."
Friday night, thq routines were
optional and the scores improved
somewhat, perhaps because t h e
competitors adjusted to the pres-
sure. At stake was the Big Ten
championship, the right to repre-
sent the conference at the NCAA's

in Philadelphia, and the all-
around title.
The squad with the highest
score Friday night was to be
the conference representative, but
this team may not have been Big
Ten Champion. This was because
of the way the championship was
determined.
One point was given for each
dual meet win, and points were
awarded for the Friday night fin-
ish with eight points for first
down to one for last.
LAST YEAR, Michigan captured
the title, but was not allowed to
go to the nationals, subsequently
won by Iowa, because the Hawks
had a higher score at the 1969
Big Ten Meet.
This time, however, the Wolver-
ines were too much for everybody,
and wilf appear in Philadelphia
April 2-4 to fight for the NCAA
crown.
Although' Michigan rarely did
worse than 161.05 in the regular
season, and although the individ-
ual performances were not out-
standing, the six event scores were
not unmentionable. Led by the
27.35 on the high bar, all but
rings and side horse failed to make
the 27.0 level as a pair of 26.10's
-were posted.
The side horse scare is some-
what disappointing, as it has been
most of the season, but the rings
total is highly disappointing.
It should be pointed out, how-
ever, that rings specialist, M i k e
Sale injured his shoulder during
his compulsory routine and was
unable to return for the meet out
of action for good. The injury is
not expected to prove serious.
IN ANY CASE, no other school
achieved a 27.0 in any event. Fur-
thermore, the rings and side horse

tourney
squads were strong runners-up to'
Wisconsin (26.15) and Illinois
(26.60), respectively.
While Michigan did dominate'
the final statistics, the meet was
relatively close after the first three,
events, vaulting, floor exercise, and
side horse. The Wolverines h a d
80.45 to 79.25 for the Illini, a n d
the Hawks' 78.70.
At the same time, the team title
was being determined, the all-
around title crown was at stake.
Adding the compulsory score to
Friday night's effort, Michigan's
Rick McCurdy came out on top
for the second straight year.
Partner Sid Jensen finished third,
one rung below last season's place.
McCURDY'S COMPULSORY,
mark of 46.90 in addition to his
52.30 made the winning total of
99.20.
On Saturday, four Iowa m e n
came up with good scores and won
five of the six individual crowns.
Only Rapper was able to break
the skein with his first Big Ten
parallel bars title, although he is
the defending champion in this
event.
For the most part, this individ-
ual competition provided a dis-
appointment to Michigan. T h e
top three finishers in each event
were given tickets to the NCAA
individual competition. A number
of Wolverines, though, performed
well all season, only to lose out
in Minneapolis. This group in-
cluded the following: George
Huntzicker, 'floor exercise, D I c k
Kaziny, side horse, Skip Frowick,
rings, and Ed Howard, high bar.
Michigan men who did make
the nationals are the following:
Jensen, vaulting, rings, and paral-
lel bars; Rapper, parallel bars, and
Marti, high bar.

The final bow

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Rudy honored again
Rudy Tomjanovich received the Bill Buntin Memorial Trophy
as the year's most valuable player last night at the 1970 Basket-
ball Bust sponsored by the Ann Arbor M Club. Dan Fife, a junior.
guard, was presented as the team captain for the '70-71 season.

Tomjanovich
Carter
Ford
Henry
Fife
Bloodworth
Grabliec
Hayward
Fraumann
Fishman
Totals

MICHIGAN
fg It
23-12 14-9
18-11 10-5
13-6 3-2
5-3 1-0
13-7 6-6
1-0 2-1
0-0 0-0
0-0 0-0
3-1 4-3
1-1 0-0
78-41 40-26

r
22
3
9
6
2
1
0
2
0
51

p
3
3
2
5
4
1
0
0
1
2
21

tp
33
27
14
6
20
1
0
0
5
2
108

Ford
Johnson
Wright
Atkinson
Harris
Gipson
B. Niles
Stocksdale
M. Niles
Morgan
Totals

6-4
10-4
12-7
9-3
15-6
7-3
5-4
6-3
5-2

INDIANA

5-5 4
4-2 10
5-2 6
3-3 3
8-8 5
0-0 2
1-1 5

3
4
5
1
S
3
2
2
I
27

13
10
16
9
20
6
9
10
4
2
99

4-4
0-0

2
4

2;1 0-0 2
77-37 30-25 47

PACERS PAY cPLENTY
Mount inks big pact with ABA

INDIANAPOLIS W) - Rick
Mount signed a contract with the
Indiana Pacers of the American
Basketball Association M o n d a y
night, two days after ending his
college career at Purdue.
The Boilermaker All-American,
greatest scorer in Big Ten history,
became the first of this year's col-
lege stars to turn pro.
Mike Storen, general manager of
the Pacers, joined Mount in the
signing, which was televised live
in Indianapolis. Storen said he
would .not disclose terms of the
contract.
The Indinapolis News had said
earlier the contract would be for
three years and about $500,000,
while the paper in Mount's home-
town of Lebanon estimated it at
$750,000.
Earlier yesterday, Storen had
said the team would attempt to
sign Mount this week regardless
of the current merger talks be-
tween the ABA and the National,
Basketball Association.

"I don't think we can afford to
wait," Storen said. "As far as I'm
concerned, until there is a merger,
there -is no merger."
Mount was the first of the 1970
college superstars to become fair
game to the pros.-
Pete Maravich of LSU, Bob
Lanier of St. Bonaventure, Calvin
Murphy of Niagara, Charlie Scott

of oNrth Carolina and Dan Issel
of Kentucky all are playing in
post-season tournaments.
"We'll talk to Rick and anybody
else," Storen had said.
The Pacers got ABA draft rights
to Mount last summer. The NBA
draft is scheduled later this

month.
There have been

reports that aI

Big Ten Standings
FINAL

Iowa
Purdue
Ohio State
Illinois
Minnesota
MICHIGAN
Wisconsin
MSU
,Northwestern
Indiana

MSU wins confere

By PAT ATKINS'
Executive sports Editor
It may have been Cliff Keen
day at the Big Ten wrestling
championships held here in Ann
Arbor over the weekend - but
Michigan State made it a Spartan
festival for the retiring Michigan
coach.
For the fifth consecutive year,
MSU took top honors with five in-
dividual champions and a record-
setting 96 points. Iowa finished
second with 65, and the Michigan
team was third at 42 points.
Early in the tournament, Mich-
Rick Bay, Michigan's assist-
ant wrestling coach for the
past four years, has been nam-
ed to succeed head coach Cliff
Keen. The appjintment be-
comes effective July 1, when
Keen officially retires.
igan advanced seven wrestlers in-
to the quarterfinals. Only two,
18-pound Jerry Hoddy and 126-
pound Tim Cech came out victors,
to all but squelsh Michigan's slim
darkhorse shot at first.
It was Cech's semifinal win over
MSU's Gary Bissell, the sixth time
in a row that Cech has beaten
Bissell, -which provided the most
excitement for Wolverine fans.
Down 3-1 at the start of the final
period, Cech escaped. He still
needed points to win and got
them, with time running out, on
a single leg takedown. The Michi-
gan squad swarmed around Cech
and carried him off the mat.

By comparison, Cec
pionship bout was easy.
OSU's Jim Humphrey r
second period, also aci
predicament points. H
to win 7-0 for Michi
first place finish an
Keen's 81st Big Ten C
Hoddy had to settlef
Michigan State's Greg
piled up a 7-0 lead bef
began to come on. With
minute left Hoddy clos
to 8-6 on a double leg
which set the crowd ro
Johnson switched the
Spartan cheers whenl
escaped. One point ridin
Johnson put the fina
10-6.
Michigan had fourc
ishers, a third place
Headrick at 150, and f
Ty Belknap at 134, J
at 167, and Therlon Ha:
Outmaneuvered b y
winner Dan Yahn after
first bout, Headrick fac
foe, Michigan State's R
in a battle for third.
Headrick pinned Oullet.
Belknap moved into
solation finals via a los
igan State's Tom Milk
knap completely domin
Milan of Indiana, win
but ran out against I
Briggs, 8-0.
Top seeded Jesse R
stopped by the clock, Io
Kirkpatrick and MSU's
lake. In his quarterfi
against Kirkpatrick, Ra
n't complete a takedow
the buzzer rang and los
4-3 defeat by Karslake

W L Pet. W L Pct.
14 0 1.000 19 4 .826
11 3 .786 18 6 .750
8 6 .571 17 7 .708
8 6 .571 15 9 .625
7 7 .500 13 11 .542
5 9 .357 10 14 .417
5 9 .357 10 14 .417
5 9 - .357 9 15 .375
4 10 .286 8 16 .333
3 11 .214 7 17 .292
ace mat title
h's cham- the Spartan took Rawls down at
Cech rode the edge of the mat in the closing
nost of the minute of the third period.
uiring two The first bout for Harris was
e went on against eventual winner Bill Pauss
gan's only of Northwestern. The 177-pounder
d became stayed with Pauss, and was be-
3hampion. hind only 4-3 going into the third
for second. period. Pauss rode Harris and
g Johnson worked for a guillotine, but had to
ore Hoddy settle for one point riding time
about one and a 5-3 win. Harris shut out his
ed the gap next two opponents, Denver Beck
takedown of Illinois and Pete Leiskau of
)aring. But Wisconsin, in the consolations, be-
yelling to fore being held pointless himself
he quickly by Steve LeVries of Iowa.
ng time for Other Wolverine participants
1 score at were Mark King in the 142 divi-
sion, Tom Quinn in the 158 divi-
other fin- sion, Jim Thomas at 190, and
for Lane Rick Bolhouse at heavyweight.
fourths for Both King and Thomas began
esse Rawls the tournament with the pairings
rris at 177. against them, having to face
eventual Michigan State grapplers Keith
taking his Lowrance and Jack Zindel in rat-
ced an old tails.
Zon Oullet, Quinn lost to first place finisher
At 4:24 Jim Axtell of Minnesota in over-
.h c time on a referee's decision. The
the con-
s to Mich- first win for Bolhouse was through
ovich. Bel- a referee's decision, but the fresh-
ated Mike man grappler then lost two close
ning 22-2, bouts, 4-2 against Northwestern's
owa's Dan Bill Galler and 2-0 against Iowa's
lawls was Mike Edwards.
wa's Bruce The Wildcats ended three points
Pat Kars- behind the Wolverines with 39
nal match
wls could- points. Ohio State had 33, Minne-
vn hold as sota 25, Wisconsin 16, Illinois 11,
A 4-2. The Purdue 10, and Indiana. 4.
e came as
Big Ten Champions
118 Greg Johnson (MSU) dec. Jerry
Hoddy (Mich.), 10-6,
126 - Tim Cech, (Mich.) dec. Jim
Humphrey (OSU), 7-0.
134 _- Tom Milkovich (MSU) dec.

merger of the league is imminent.
It would include a common draft
to end the bidding war between
the leagues for college talent. Lew
Alcindor of UCLA received more
than $1 million for signing with
Milwaukee of the NBA last year.
Mount ended his college career
Saturday with 2,323 points in
three seasons. He led the Big Ten
in scoring three times, and Pur-
due's 14,123-seat arena was full
for every home game of the Mount
era.
After his final game, Mount was
asked if he wanted to play for the
Pacers.
"It would be nice to play in In-
diana, but money's the big thing
right now," he said.
"I'm just praying they don't
merge," he added when discussing
the two league.
He also was asked what he
thought of some newspaper stories
saying professional basketball peo-
ple were doubtful of Mount's po-
tential to become a pro star.
"I like it," he said. "That gives
me a challenge, and I like chal-
lenges."
Seattle
franchise to
Milwaukee?
MILWAUKEE s) - Robert
Short, owner of the Washington
Senators, said last night he feels
so convinced the American League
will assign its Seattle franchiseto
Milwaukee today that he is ready
to buy season tickets.
"I want four good ones," Short
told the Milwaukee Sentinel.
The Sentinel sAid Short related
in a telephone interview : "I don't
see how we can take any other
action" at today's meeting in
Tampa, Fla., than to shift the
troubled Pilots to Milwaukee
County Stadium.
Scores
EXHIBITION BASEBALL
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 8, Pittsburgh 2
Montreal 9, Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 13, New York (N) 3
San Francisco 14, Oakland 4
New York (A) 3, Minnesota 0
Cincinnati 12, Kansas City 6
Houston 9, Boston 5
Chicago (A) 8, St. Louis 4
Cleveland 7, San Diego 5
Chicago (N) 7, Seattle 3
Today's Games
New York (N), vs. Detroit
Los Angeles vs. St. Louis
Atlanta vs. Minnesota
Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh
Houston vs. Boston
Montreal vs. Baltimore
Philadelphia vs. Chicago (A)
Chicago (N) vs. San Diego
San Francisco vs. California
Cleveland vs. Oakland
New York (A) vs. Washington
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