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Onday, January 26, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Michigan

zones

MSU,

75-70

By JOEL BLOCK
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING-Times change,
people change, and so do basket-
ball teams. The Michigan cagers
showed a complete reversal in all
phases of their game yesterday as!
they earned a 75-70 "defensive"
victory over Michigan State at'
Jenisbn Field House.
The Wolverines were a differ-
ent team than the one which had;
run up a three game losing streakI
in the last two weeks. Rudy Tom-
janovich, their top shooter whose
26.7 scoring average topped even
Lew Alcindor, was forced to play
fifth fiddle to Dan Fife (19
points), Bob Sullivan (18), Den-
nis Stewart (18), and Ken Maxey
(12). Tomianovich notched only
7 points, the lowest total in his
college career.
Michigan's defense also did a
turn-about, in both form and
effect. Head Coach Johnny Orr
used what might be called aa
"kaleidoscope" zone; where the
formations changed from a 1-3-1
to a 2-3, to a 3-2 and back to a
1-3-1 again all within a matter of
minutes.
After the game, Orr admitted.
that, "it was the first time in my
college career that I've used a
zone. But I was pretty happy with
it." Orr should be; MSU's 701
points was the lowest figure the
Wolverines have allowed all year.a
But you would have had trouble
convincing Orr of the effective-
ness of his "kaleidoscope" zone af-
ter the first half yesterday. The
Wolverines were leading by a
point, 35-34, on the feeble strength
of two last-minute foul shots by
Ken Maxey.
Things started out well, though,

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NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL CUSUMANO

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to work on the scoreboard, scoring
nine straight points in a two and
a half minute period. It vias a
moment of glory for senior guard
Harrison Stepter, as he pumped
in six of his seven points.

Fouled out: Lafayette
Shooting percentage: Michigan, 52%,
Michigan State, 38%.
Free throw percentage: Michigan,
58%, Michigan State, 46%.

For the rest of the half it was his zone. "It's supposed to be a
cat - and - mouse basketball, or 1-3-1, but it changes depending
rather dog-eat-dog. The Wolver- on the opponents' offensive for-
ines would move ahead on fast mation.
break garbage shots, but State "I used it because everybody
kept pace using their rebound was telling me that we were get-
supremacy at their end of the ting beat inside under the basket.
court. The Spartans led 26-16 in Lafayette did get his rebounds (he
rebounding for the first half, with ended up with a game high total
center Lee Lafayette' doing the of 16), but he didn't get his
major damage grabbing 10 of buckets (14)."
them. The "kaleidoscope" zone was
At the start of the second half, beneficial in other ways. "A zone,
the Wolverines again took charge, any zone is good in that you don't
scoring five straight and later ex- foul much, with it," Orr pointed
tending their lead to eight with out in the locker room. "State
five minutes gone. never got the bonus shot in either
For the next 10 minutes the half, and that helped a lot."
Spartans chopped slowly away at State, in fact lost the game at
the Michigan lead. But with six the foul line, as Michigan made
minutes left to play, Lafayette was nine more foul shots than the
caught for too eagerly hugging Spartans.
Fife on a loose ball and left the Orr had more praise for the
court with his fifth foul. new-found zone. "And our, fast
This left the backboards in the break works a lot better off the
hands of the, Wolverines (they zone. Today we didn't make any
outrebounded State 35-32 in the mistakes on our breaks, and got a
second half), and Michigan moved lot of easy baskets:"
out again to an eight point lead, - ~
70-62, with three minutes left to
play,
State then put on a futile press,
but it remained just that, futile,
as Michigan evened its Big Ten

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
BOB SULLIVAN {20) takes a rebound away from Michigan
State's Jim Gibbons, during yesterday's game. Sullivan had one
of his better games, as he snared 11 rebounds and scored 18
points. Michigan players are Mark Henry (23), Dan Fife and
Dennis Stewart.

for the Wolverines as they forged!
an 11-2 lead in the first five min-
utes. Michigan kept the nine point
bulge during the next five minutes
but then fell prey to its custom-l
ary "dizzy spell," resulting from<
maintaining too high a lead overa
a worthy opponent.1
With the score 19-10, State wdnt

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record at 3-3, while State took its
third loss against two victories.
After the game, Orr discussed

TRIAL RUN:
Michigan swimmers sink Salukis

By ROD ROBERT

took the 200 yard backstroke with'
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SUNDAY, 7:00-11:00 P.M.
Beatles' "Yellow Submarine"
$3.99 ($5.79 list)
Many other great buys
SCs University Discount Store
1 st floor, SAB

a2 u5. eiiort . eit er swimmer
Michigan's swim team downed .
had come close to these times so
Southern Illinois 62-42 yesterday far this seo
at Matt Mann Pool as Wolverine
Coach Gus Stager used the occas- Stager commented on th eir per-
ion to test 'some of his back-up formances. "Those two finally
men. Depth will be an all-impor- made up their minds to swim a
tant factor for Michigan against race. All O'Connor and Mertz had"
two tough dual meets against In- to do was decide for themselves
diana and Southern Methodist that they were going to win. So
next month, so the Michigan men- just look what they did.
tor decided to see what he has ! As expected, Southern Illinois
to work with, showed strength in the freestyle
Michigan's top swimmers saw events. Tim Hixon won the 1000
only limited action throughout the| yard free with a 10:13.59, finish-
meet. Lee Bisbee, Tom Arusoo, and ing more than half the length of
Bill Mahoney were in only one the pool ahead against runner-up
event, while Juan Bello and Gary Mike Allen. Allen, however, was MIKE O'CONNER TOM MERTZ
Kinkead entered two. Divers Jay in third place with two laps left,
Meaden and Dick Rydze didn't The Michigan Sophomore sprinted Maholey didn't e v e n swim the Tom Arusoo in the 200 yard but-
even compete. his last 50 to take second. Vern event. Sophomore Tom Look took terfly, winning with a 1:57.3
Stager had mixed emotions to- Dasch took the 200 free for, the second for Michigan. clocking. Still, Stager said of Kin-
ward the results of the individual Salukis, while Scott Conkel was
performances. He admitted, "there the SIU winner in the 100. Star Juniors Juan Bello a n d kead, "I had hoped he would go
were some disappointments." Michigan speedster Greg Zann Gary Kinkead each won the only after the record."
individual race that they entered.
,The Wolverine mentor, however, captured first in the shortest free- el speditoa158.2tvctoy n te In the only diving event of the
was very pleased with Mike 0'-: style race, winning the 50 in 22.25. Bello ed io a 158l victoy ie meet, Al Gagnet took the one me-
Connor and Tom Mertz. O'Connor The last Southern Illinois vic- Kinkead touched o u t teammate ter board,
won the 500 yard freestyle with tory came in the 200 yard breast-
a fine 4:57.4 clocking, while Mertz stroke, but Wolverine "Willie"

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400-YARDP MEDLEY RELAY - 1.
MICHIGAN (Kinkead, Ma honey, Bis-
bee, Peach); 2. SOUTHER ILLINOIS.
Time-3:3.89.
1000-YARD FREESTYLE-I, Hixon
(SI); 2. Allen (M); 3. Steiner (SI).
Time-10:13.59.
ONE METER DIVING-1. Gagnet
(M); 2. Cashmore (SI); 3. McKee (M).
Points--238.55'
200-YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Dasch}
(SI); 2. B. Zann (M); 3. Kirchner (M).
Time-1:48.38.
50-YARD FREESTYLE - I. G. Zanna
(M;2Conkel (SI); 3. Harmony (M).
Time--22.25.
200-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY -
1. Bello (M); 2. Reid (SI); 3. Hiller
(M). Time-1:58.12.

200-YARD BUTTERFLY - 1. Kin-
kead (M); 2. Arusoo (M); 3. Glenn (SI).
Time - 1:57.32.
100-YARD FREESTYLE - 1. Conkel
(SI); 2. Dasch (SI); 3. Peach (M).
Time-49.22.
200-YARD BACKSTROKE - 1. Mertz,
(M); 2. Reid (SI); 3. Ulrich (SI). Time
-2:05.32.
500-YARD FREESTYLE - 1. O'Con-
nor (M); 2. Mixon (SI); 3. Allen (M).
Time-4:57.42.
200-YARD BREASTSTROKE - 1.
Serier (SI); 2. Look (M); 3. Hays (SI).
Time-2 :19.13.
400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY - 1.
MICHIGAN (G. Zann, Kircher, B.
Zann, Bello); 2. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.
Time-3:14.56.

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