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70 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Joel block -
Events Building fiasco
Yesterday's thrill-packed game between Michigan and
Illinois set basketball back some twenty years.
But it advanced the cause of football another 100.
A total of 50 turnovers were committed by both teams, and
if you apply a little elementary division to that fact you'll find
out another interesting one: the two teams averaged one turnover
every 48 seconds of play.
Now if that doesn't impress you, I mean depress you, then
consider the fact that both teams were only taking a shot every
25 seconds or so.
Not only was the quantity of mistakes unusual but so was
the quality. Both the Wolverines and the Illini had troubles
getting the ball out of their own end of the court. The guards
often threw bad out-of-bounds passes when no one was press-
Now getting to the part about football.
On Nov. 8 I traveled down to Champaign to witness what I
thought would be a football game between Michigan and Illinois.
To my surprise no football game was ever played. The Wol-
verines conducted a 60-minute scrimmage against Illinois' famed
THE SCORE ENDED Michigan 57, Illinois 0, but it could
have been 157-0 as the Wolverines were scoring at will.
I've always wondered how the Fighting Illini could have
fallen so low after the Butkus-Grabowski years but yesterday's
basketball game showed the answer:
Harv Schmidt has been stealing football players for the
Illini basketball squad. Yes, it's all true; sport fa4hs. The Illinois
coach, under sever pressure to start basketball moving at Il-
linois, has gone to the heavyweights.
Greg Jackson, the center, is Schmidt's most noticeable
strong arm. Jackson stands 6-8 and weighs 255 pounds. The only
person who might be able to move him under the boards would
be an Ed Budde, Winston Hill, or Ron Mix (the AFL is in this
JACKSON WILL alternately try to steamroller towards the
basketor else stop short, do a dainty little pirouette and hook
the ball oh so gently into the basket (much to the chagrin of
Rudy Tomlanovich who had a box seat to Jackson's performance
all game long).
Schmidt's other lineman is Randy Crews, who wears, yes,
a crewcut, is 6-5 and 239 pounds and unfriendly on the basketball
He is also quick for a man of his considerable bulk and
Schmidt uses him as a watchdog over the opponent's big man.
He covered and stopped Ohio State's Dave Sorenson in their
win over the Buckeyes.
Yesterday, Crews worked on Tomjanovich, and according
to Schmidt, without much success. The stat sheet bears out
- Schmidt's opinion as the big T got 31 points and 22 rebounds
while Crews was fouling out with four minutes left to play.
Crews' inability to stop Rudy prompted Schmidt to call
Tomjanovich "the best player I've seen all year."
COMPLIMENTS like Schmidt's, however, are no solace for
Tomjanovich or any of the other Wolverines. Illinois physically,
battered them in the first 10 minutes of the second half and the
Wolverines' traditional late-game come-back traditionally fell
One interesting facet of the Wolverine return from an 18-
point deficit to a two-point deficit at game's end, was the per-
formance of reserve guard Mark Henry.
With a minute and a half remaining, the fllini were com-
fortably ahead 71-61. Henry then scored seven of Michigan's
last 12 points, including a couple of suicide lay-ups on drives
right into the middle of the Illini defense..
By PHIL HERTZ
There was 1:28 left in the con-
test and Illinois, leading the Wol-
verine cagers, 71-61, called time
out to collect its thoughts before
proceeding with the last minute
and a half of play. ,
At that moment the afternoon
reached its culmination. T h e
cheerleaders sat silently at o n e
end of the court; Michigan Coach
Johnny Orr talked hurriedly to
his players; and a middle-aged
lady sitting midway up in section
two across from the Michigan
bench appraised the situation and
began a solo rendition of the Vic-
tors. The cheerleaders took up the
tune and suddenly the 8405 fans
at the Events Building were on
their feet singing the famed Mich-
igan fight song, in what had to be
an impossible attempt to prod the
Wolverines into a miraculous
come-from-behind victory. .
The school spirit also seemed
to strike the Maize-and-Blue, and
especially Mark Henry, who scor-
ed seven of his 11 points during
the waning seconds of the contest,
at the same time, and the Wol-
verines began another of their fu-
tile comebacks. The Illini margin
sank to 71-64, then to 75-71, and
finally to '5-73, but alas time ran
out on the galant Wolverine come-
back, allowing Big Ten leading Il-,
linois to escape with a 75-73 vic-
The last-minute drive saved the
Wolverines from what could have
been a rather embarrassing after-
noon. The Illini, led by 6-8, 255-
pound junior pivotman G r e g
Jackson a n d junior guard Rick
Howat, led throughout the first
half; but the Wolverines, control-
ling the backboards for one of the
few times all year and taking ad-
vantage of Illini foul trouble -
three Illinois cagers eventually
fouled out - managed to s t a y
close, and trailed only 38-34 at
The Wolverines might have been
a bucket closer had not sloppy
play, which was characteristic of
Michigan all afternoon, allowed
Illinois reserve guard Bob Wind-
miller to get off a two-hand set
shot from mid court which swish-
ed as the buzzer went off. T h e
a . 111
eventual closeness of the contest was the cold
gave second-guessers some f o o d Michigan's s:
for thought. phasized and
As the second half got under most whirlwi]
way, closeness was the last thing. successful.
on Michigan's minds as the Wol- Friday Orr
verines, hitting their one-a-game cold spells,
cold spell were outscored at one plagued Mich
point by a 20-6 margin putting the games (five
game under wraps, 62-44. During Northwestern
the first nine minutes of the half the Wolverin
only Rudy Tomjanovich put the due to Michi
ball through the hoop for the but the fact I
Wolverines. The Michigan captain with Illinois
finished with 31 points, hitting must cause C
better than fifty per cent from to answer the
the floor, and pulled, down 22 re- proved fatal 1
bounds, tops by a Michigan player season.
Orr praised Tomjanovich' de- fidence notin
fensive effort as ,well, noting, "He got to start
did a good job." However, the ef- sooner or late
fort was riot enough to hold Jack- tal attitude w
son in check. The big junior en- you after you
joyed, according to Schmidt, "his ones as we ha
best day all year." Jackson wound
up with 26 points and 14 rebounds. > : -|Rhj
The story of the game, however, a| |To a
Baby Blue trample
on Broncos, 105-74
R. Crews 2-8
By MORT NOVECK '
Burying their opponents in a
barrage of points as deep as the
precipaitation outside, the Mich-
igan freshman cagers snowed their
rivals from Western Michigan
105-74 in their mismatch preceding
the varsity contests yesterday.
Though the Baby Blue started
out cold they soon thawed out, hit-
ting 14 points in a row to bring
the first half to a close, and went
off the court with a 47-33 halftime
lead. In explanation of the squad's
malady in the opening minutes,
Freshman Coach George Pomey
said, "We went away from our of-
fensive pattern. When everybody
is out there playing one-on-one
there is no chance for a rebound,
and we've got to do it on the
Though he was pleased with his
team's 14 point halftime lead
Pomey told his squad, "to dry and
see if they could run it up a lit-
This they did as they continued
hitting at a rapid pace in the
second stanza. Pomey was able
to substitute freely throughoutthe
period using his entire team.
Every player on the squad ex-
cept one scored.
Henry Wilmore was high for
the Wolverines with 24 points fol-
lowed by Leon Roberts with 18
and John Lockard who hit for
17. Pomey was quite pleased with
Lockard's performance saying
that, "John was looking good in
practice all week. We worked with
him and we're happy with what he
Ernie Johnson, the team's lead-,
ing scorer (averaging 27.2 be-
fore yesterday's game) had an off
day, scoring only four points and
spending more time on the bench.
than normal According to Pomey,
"It was just one of those days.
Ernie's had some real good games
and you have to expecta bad one
Thoughthe Michigan perform-;
ance was far from perfect, Pomey
was satisfied with the team's play,
saying "We played better for a
longer period against Western
than in any other game. It's hard
to get the squad up for a 'game
against a team like the Broncos but
they made a good effort. I just
wish we could play Central again
(the only team the Frosh have
lost to) since Western beat them
and we had an easy time with
third i mee
Last Friday, Michigan partici-
pated in the first International
Invitational Women's College
Swimming and Diving Meet, which
took place at Waterloo, Canada.
In all,nine schools entered the
affair including Michigan State,
Waterloo, York, Bowling Green.
The Michigan girls placed se-
cond with 76 total points, which
was a good deal behind Michigan
State who compiled 121 points.
Waterloo finished third with a
total of 38 points.
The Wolverines finished strong
in the one and three meter diving
events. Lani Loken placed first in
both events. In the 50 and 100 yard
breast stroke,.Cook captured first
Grapplers crush Hurons
By ALAN KAUFMAN
Michigan's wrestlers ventured
over to nearby Ypsilanti yester-
day, and scored an impressive 30-
7 victory. They revived an old.
Wolverine wrestling team tradi-
tion - the team's lightest and
heaviest wrestlers turned in out-
Jerry floddy, Michigan's 118
pounder faced Eastern's Kevan
Wilson in the meet's opening.
match. Hoddy immediately took
the initiative, but his efforts did
not produce a takedown until the
last 30 seconds of the first period,
as Wilson was effective in counter-
ing numerous attempted single and
double leg takedowns.
WILSON STARTED the second
period . in the up positions, but
Hoddy quickly escaped, and con-
tinued his pressure tactics. As the
period wore on, Wilson wilted un-
der Hoddy's onslaught, and Hoddy
was able to secure another take-
:The third period began with
Hoddy leading 5-1, and he soon
stretched his lead to 8-3. The des-
perate Huron grappler, realizing he
could no longer ombat Hoddy's
single and double leg takedowns
by wrestling defensively tried an
Wilson's first attempted arm-
drag failed, and Hoddy was able
to get another takedown as a re-
sult. Wilson soon escaped, and
quickly tried another armdrag.
Hoddy countered by driving into
Wilson's body, thereby preventing
him from completing his man-
euver. Hoddy then forced Wilson
to the mat, and used a cradle to
pin Wilson with 19 seconds re-
maining in the match.
RICK BOLHOUSE, Michigan's
'freshman heavyweight, did his
part in reviving old traditions by
tying Eastern's Tom Jackson, who
had previously whipped the Wol-
TIE FIRST PERIOD ended
with neither wrestler able to score.
Jackson started the second period
din the, down position, and quickly
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Jesse Rawis on top of the situation
wrestler was able to hold on. At 1
this point both wrestlers were
standing up, with Jackson's arms
encircling Bolhouse from behind.
BOLHOUSE THEN hooked his
leg around his foe's knees in an
attempt to achieve a step-behind
reversal. Th Eastern heavyweight
countered by spreading his long
legs, and this nearly forced the
Wolverine freshman to give up his
After several seconds of strain-
ing, Bolhouse was able to bring
his opponent's legs closer together.
This allowed him to grab Jack-
son's other knee, and force him to
the mat. All Bolhouse needed to
complete his reversal was to break
loose from Jackson's encircling
grasp, which he subsequently did,
but the match ended in a tie.
The Michigan team let out a
giant roar when Bolhouse accom-
118 POUNDS - Jerry Hoddy (M) pin-
ned Kevan Wilson (EMU), 7:41.
126 POUNDS - Jim Hagan (M) dec.!
Dave Jackson (EMU}, 12-4.
plished this move, and the grin-
ning freshman was mobbed by his
teammates when the match ended
-in spite of the fact that' Jack-
son had escaped soon after he was
reversed to gain the tie.
MICHIGAN HAD a scare at 177
when Jesse Rawls was nearly pin-
ned in the first period, but Rawls
came back in the second period
to score a fall. The other matches
were romps for the Michigan team,
except for the match at 150. The
150 bout was a close battle, with
Michigan freshman Mitch Men-
drygal coming back from a 7-4
deficit to decision Tom Bluhm
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