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Thursday, January 9, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Luck

helpful

in

overcomes
Indiana rally',

(Continued from Page 1)
turday before, Orr's cagers could
not hold ,on to a big lead. With
guard Joe Cooke and forward Ken
Johnson hitting for the Hoosiers,
Indiana went on top with little
over a minute left in regulation
time. It took a Maxey free throw
to propel the Wolverines into
overtime for the second straight
game before 10,833 screaming
fans.
One of the big reasons for the
Indiana comeback was Mike No-
land's defensive job on TomJano-
vich in the second half. Branaugh
and DeHeer had little success
guarding the junior but 6'6" No-
land was able to limit Tomjano-
vich to six points in the last ten
minutes of play, including the five
*minute overtime period.
Indiana had several chances in
overtime to put the game out of
reach ,after jumping off to a two
point lead with two minutes left.
Coach Watson's cagers just mis-
taked the game away. The Hoos-
iers were called for two three-
4 second violations, before Jeff
Stocks fouled Sullivan with ten
seconds remaining.
Sullivan, who has had trouble in
the past in one-and-one situa-
tions, calmly sunk the two shots
from the charity stripe to give the
Wolverines a 2-0 Big Ten record
and an 8-3 mark on the year.
The Wolverines, who have only
lost one game as an away team,
hope to stretch their conference
winning streak to seven when
they tackle Minnesota in Minnea-
polis on Saturday afternoon.
Besides Tomjanovich, who scor-
ed over half of the Wolverine's
points, the big scorer for Mich-
igan was Stewart, who scored 17.
second half andThe
The senior netted 13 in the
second half and four in the over-
time period. Maxey was next in
line with nine.
* The Hoosiers boosted a more
balanced scoring attack with four
players in double figures. Johnson
led Indiana with 21 while Stocks-
dale ganered 18. Branaugh netted
17 and Cooke had 15.
the short end of the
While they ididn't finish on
the short end of the score the
Wolverines were themselves out-
rebounded 63 to 53. TomJano-
vich led the field however, with
19. Johnson was his closest com-
petitor with 14.

By BILL CUSUMANI
Michigan's Athletic DJ
Don Canham may start ad
zng that you can get an ext
minutes of basketball with
ticket you. b u y to a Mi
game.
That certainly seems to1
case after the Wolverines
out their second straight ov
win with a heartstopping
victory over Indiana on T
night..
It was a game in whichl
gan coach Johnny Orr ad
that, "we were lucky to w
did not play very well." B
fans got their money's wor
more, as they did in the 99
ertime win over Iowa last
day, even though Orr wa
again strained.
However, South Carolina
Frank McGuire has often
that, "I would rather be
tllan good," and Orr prob
ready to echo that sentime
ter his ,team's narrow escap
Michigan had to be lucky
out Tuesday's contest. Th
verines shot only 45 per cen
the floor compared to the
son's average of 51 per cen
percentage from the charit
was only 61 compared to
the season. They were outre
ed by the Hoosiers (wh
eighth in the country in th
partment), and committed
personal fouls.
With statistics like tha
hard to see how Michiga
into the locker room with
tory' but the answer liesJ
name:uRudy Tomjanovicl
was the man that really
Michigan lucky.
The big fbrward poured
-points, some of them com
one of the greatest exhibit
offensive board work tha
spectators in the Events B
had ever seen. In addition
snapped in 19 rebounds and
ed in key defensive plays
commented, "I don't thin
ever seen a better perfo
than Rudy's. He is a sup
player."
Rudy was supergreat,t
did not completely domir
game that was marked by
play, a multitude of mistake

cager
O physical and mental. Several
irector er individuals took turns ho:
lvertis- the center stage of attraction
ra five While Tomjanovich was b
every ing in 28 points during the
chigan half, Michigan's other bigi
Dennis Stewart, went scor(
be the Stewart turned around in the
pulled ond half and overtime to tot
iertime points, including the basket
89-87 knotted the contest at 87-all.
'uesday wart also pulled in the cr
rebound after Indiana's Mike
land missed an off-balance
Mitted with 15 seconds to go.
[in. We Stewart couldn't explain
in. We second half turnabout. He sat
th and didn't do anything different it
-92 ov- second half. I try not to t
Satr- about it, the points will co
Satnr- And come they did for Ste
Ls onceand the Wolverines were I
that they did.
coach Michigan also was luckyN
s a i d Orr decided to put senior for
lucky Bob Sullivan into the game.
ably is put Sully in so we could run
ent af- inside," was Orr's comment
es. the game. Sullivan himself
to pull "I was surprised when I gc
e Wol- there," but he responded whe:
nt from pressure was on.
ir sea- Sullivan canned two free th
nt. The with only 10 seconds rema
y stripe and thus was the final 1ndiv
75 for to stand in the spotlight. He
bound- had three points for the cve
o rank but the final two put him it
hat de- hero's role along with Tom.
l more vich and Stewart.
Sullivan's heroics were
t it is marred by a mistake, but M
n went gan's luck held true. Just b
a vic- Sullivan stepped to the line
in one called time out. "I wish c
'h. He hadn't called time," he said1
made "usually the other team does
to get you nervous." But the
in 48 must only have calmed Sul
ing on as he coolly popped in the
ions of and then the second on the
t t h e and-one situation.
uilding The luck wasn't just all
, Rudy for Michigan; Indiana had s+
d turn- of the bad kind. The Hoo:
s. r r starting center, Bill DeHeer,
k I've hampered with 'a bad ankle,
rmance not start and was ineffective i
ergreat in action.
Indiana coach Lou WE
but he chose to start Mike Branaug
nate a his place and Branaugh wasn
sloppy to the job. When Mike Nc
es, both finally entered the contest

victory
oth- fronted Tomjanovich and helped
lding to lead the Indiana comeback.
. Rudy admitted that, "I wouldn't
last- have scored half as many if No-
first But these kind of breaks are
man, land had played the whole game."
eless. becoming a pattern for the Mich-
sec- igan basketball team. Someone is
al 17 continually hot and someone else
that is always coming up with the big
Ste- plays.
ucial A team needs some element of
No- luck to win, but it also has to
shot be good. The Wolverines h a v e
shown that they can shoot and
hi s score (number two in the country
d, I in that department) and they
n the certainly have not cracked under
hink pressure.
)me. So the question is whether
wart Michigan really is just lucky or
ucky whether they cause the mistakes
when by their opponents that help them
ward to win ball games.
"We Only future games starting with
him Minnesota on Saturday can give
after the answer to that question.
said But one thing is for certain: the
ot in Wolverines present a flying cir-
n the cus of basketball that is guaran-
teed to provide thrills, and may
Zrows give Orr and the fans a mass
ining heart attack before the season is
ideal through. Orr won't refuse -luck,
only but he probably is ready to find
ening .me easier way to win.

-Daily-Jay Cassidy
"BIRD" CARTER (25) PUTS THE MOVE on Iowa's Ben McGilmer in Michigan's 99-92 overtime
win over the Hawkeyes last Saturday. Carter was a key factor in the Wolverine's season-opening
win as he poured in 21 points and played a tough defense against Iowa's top scorer John Johnson.

RUDY

MICHIGAN
FG FT
Stewart, f 24-8 1-1
Carter, f 3-1 2-0
Tomjanovich, c 34-21 8-6
Fife, g 9-2 0-0
Maxey, g 8-4 2-1
Sullivan 1-0 4-3
Edwards 1-1 0-0
Henry 2-0 0-0
Bloodworth 1-0 0-0
Ford -3-2 1-0
Totals 86-39 18-11
INDIANA
FG FT
Stockdale, f 16-6 6-6
Johnson, f 19-8 9-5
Branaugh, c 14-7 5-3
Gipson, g 5-1 2-2
Cooke, g 16-7 4-1
DeHeer 7-2 3-1
Noland 6-3 2-1
Atkinson 1-0 0-0
Totals 84-34 31-19

R
10
3
19
2
2
3
0
1
0
1
53
R
6
14
9
7
6
4
2
2
63

PF
4
1
4
5
2
2
1
1
0
2
22
PF7
1
2
2
2
5
1
2
1
16

TP
17
2
48
4
9
3
2
0
0
4
89

This Weekend in Sports
FRIDAY
HOCKEY -- Denver at Coliseum, 8:00 p.m.
SWIMMING - Minnesota at Matt Mann Pool, 7:30 p.m.

i8 SATURDAY
21 BASKETBALL - Michigan at Minnesota
17
7 HOCKEY - Denver at Coliseum, 8:00 p.m.
15 WRESTLING - Northwestern at Events Building, 3:00 p.m.
5 SWIMMING - Big Ten Relays at East Lansing
7
0 GYMNASTICS - Michigan and Mankato State at Wisconsin
87 -

By KEITH R. WOOD from the floor. Mike Pratt did an MICHIG
One of the few groups in the excellent job of hall handling and Stewart 19-11
world that could be compared to scoring when he had the open Tomjanovich 25-12
Ohio State football fans would o14-9
be the Kentucky basketball fans. manovich and Stewart led Maxey 3-2
Kentucky, they will tell you, is the Wolverines in scoring, each Sullivan 10-7
basketball country. And Kentucky with 26 points. Fife scored 20. Bloodworth 4-0
's rich- Tomjanovich led the rebounding Henry 4-0
annually hosts the nation'sih rich- orboh.eas. McClellan 0-0
est holiday basketball tournament, with 17, high for both teams. Ford 1-0
the Kentucky Invitational. For Kentucky, Dan Issel scored Totals 84-45
This year the high-scoring,34 points and snared 12 rebounds. MICHIG
Michigan basketball team traveled Mike Pratt scored 20 points. Tomjanovich 23-14
to Lexington with hopes of up- The difference In the game may Stewart 15-7
tetting the talented Wildcats butwell have been Michigan's per- Carter 9-3
formance from the free throw Fife
the Wolverines had to settle for lie eoete' etcygm axey 6-1
and hirdline. Before the Kentucky gameHer -
a consolation victory and third Michigan was shooting near 80 sunivan 1i-4
place in the tournament. per cent from the line, but against Bloodworth 0-0
The opening game of the tour- Kentucky they did not shoot 60 Totals 77-36
nament placed Army against per cent. They outshot Kentucky
Bradley. T h e defense-minded from the floor with 45 field goals 28 points and mao,
Cadets forced Bradley to play a setting a new tournament record. Fife scored 23 point
slow game and managed to hand The final night of the tourna- L. C. Bowen wh
the frustrated Braves a 54-52 de- ment was more exciting than the only eight points ti
feat. first.
scored 31 points ag
Army played a deliberate game In the consolation, game Bradley verines.
taking advantage of the open shot played the kind of game it liked. Michigan could
on offense and constantly har- The Braves were able to run and pullayfomlt12
rassing Bradley on defense. The show more of their offensive pow- Wolverines led by
usually fast-moving Bradley, of- er than they did against Army. 1:24 left to go in ti
fense committed 23 turnovers. But Michigan did not slow down But Dave Lundstr
Army was led by Dick Simmons either. Tomjanovich and Fife con- Sylvester combined
who scored 17 points and Doug tinued where they left off theponsadwt
Clevenger who scored 14 points night before. Tomjanovich scored points and with
and grabbed off seven rebounds. -_maining. The scor
The second game was not ex- 93. With 14 secor
actly a display of defensive power .janovich scored on
as Michigan and Kentucky set Big Ten Standings Michigan a 95-93 1
three tournament records by roll- MBCHIGAN 2 0 1.000 12Bradley clled a
ing up a 112-104 score. ]Purdue 2 0 1.000 Drn h i
For the first ten minutes Michi- Northwestern 1 0 1.000 MDuring the tim
gan looked like they were going to o tate 1 0 1.000 Michigan huddle
upset the highly-ranked Wildcats. Illinois 1 1 .500 said he knew that
Dennis Stewart was scoring at will Michigan State 1 1 .500 try to feed the bal
on his long set shots and he was Iowa 0 1 .000 said he would cove
grabbing rebounds before Ken- Minnesota 0 1 .000 so no one else woul
tucky could get off the ground. Indiana 0 2 .000 shot. He would nt
But Kentuckyoften did not need Wisconsin 0 2 .000 nif h scored t
a second shot and soon pulled Wsosn0-2 .0 only be tied.
ahead of the Wolverines. Despite TUESDAY NIGHT RESULTS The Braves did g
Stewart's 17 points in the first MICHIGAN 89, Indiana 87 Bowen but he min
half, Kentucky held a 55-41 lead (overtime)
at intermission. Michigan State 77, Wisconsin 67
Michigan tried to make a come- Purdue 98, Illinois 84
back in the second half at one
time coming within three points
of Kentucky. Rudy Tomjanovich,
who was masterfully defensed by COME TO
Dan Issel in the first half began Studen
to find the range on his long t B
shots. Sophomore Dan Fife did a
tremendous job driving around the and visit
Wildcat's highly respected Mike NEFF
Casey. WELLIN
But Michigan's defense just SQUIRREL ANN
could not stop the Wildcats. Ken-
tucky shot a torried 57.5 per cent

Wolverines top Iowa in overtime

(Continued from Page 1)
Iany as ten points. But the
Hawkeyes came back in the sec-
and half to tie or lead by one
several times. On a break in the
last minute they took over the
lead 79-5 with only 20 seconds
left on the clock.

Michigan

pulled through as[

Tomjanovich scored on a tip-in
and Fife intercepted a Hawkeye
pass which Dennis Stewart put in
to tie the game 79-79.
Ini overtime, the Wolverines
took a four point lead right away
on two baskets by Tomjanovich.

Stewart, f
Carter, f
Tomjanovich,
Fife, g
Maxey, g
Sullivan, f
Henty, g
Ford
Edwards
Bloodworth
McClellan
Fraumann
Nicksic
Lundstedt
Totals

MICHIGAN
FG FT
10-4 2-1
4-2 3-3
c 24-10 10-8
11-9 5-4
10-7 1-1
6-3 0-0
4-3 1-1
2-1 4-4
3-3 0-0
3-1 0-0
I-0 0-0
4-0 0-0
6-1 0-0
0-0 2-1
88-44 28-22
MICHIGAN

Stewart, i
Carter,
Tomjanovich, c
Fife, g
Maxey, g
Sullivan
Henry
Edwards
Bloodworth
Ford
Totals

FG FT
15-8 1-0
3-1 2-1
24-12 9-5
9-4 4-3
13-2 5-5
4-3 3-2
.0-0 2-2
0-0 0-0
2-0 0-0
3-2 0-0
73-32 26-18

R
5
5
15
11
2
3
1
5
5
1
1
2
0
60
R
6
5
11
4
2
0
1
1
0
0
37
R
9
2
19
2
4
2
48

PF TP
1 9
1 7
0 28
3 22
3 15
1 6
0 7
1 6
2 6
2 2
0 0
0 0
1 2
0 1
15 111
PF TP
3 16
2 3
4 29
2 11
19
3 8
3 2
1 0
0 0
0 4
19 82
PF TP
5 16
4 21
2 26
3 25
4 11
2 0
20 99

Hawkins, f
Gardner, f
Borrevik, c
Newlin, g
Martin, g
Clark
English
Mahler
Hunter
Northcutt
Cook
Totals

UTAH
FG
9-3
7-2
14-5
15-8
13-6
9-3
0-0
2-0
8-4
2-0
0-0
79-31

FT
2-0
1-0
2-2
,5-4
'3-2
3-3
0-0
1-0
2-1
0-0
0-0
19-12

R
7
8
4
4
4
1
2
4
0
2
3
45
R
13
7
13
2
6
0
55

PF
3
2
2
3
2
A
1
2
2
1
0
18
PF
4
3
4
4
1
2
1
19

TP
6
4
12
20,
14
9'
0
0
9
0
0
741
TP
29
22
20
2
9
12
0
94

Cook, f
Kroll, f
Maloy, c
O'Neill, g
Moser, g
Huckel
Kirley
Totals

Iowa could only once get within
two points of Michigan in the
high scoring, foul-ridden over-
time.
Tomjanovich and Fife were the
heroes with 8 and 7 points re-
spectively in the five minute per-
iod that included 33 points and
12 fouls.
Iowa was at a disadvantage as
they lost four of their starters be-
cause of foul trouble. Ben McGil-'
mer and Dick Jensen left in the
last three minutes of regulation
play. In overtime, the Hawkeyes
also had to retire Johnson and
Glen Vidovic - a toothpick who
committed a technical in addition
to five fouls.
Tomjanovich and Hawkey e
guard Chad Calabria were high
for the game with 26 points. Fife
was second high with 25 and Car-
ter hit for 21.
Coach Orr felt the team's per-
formance and win against Iowa
was the most important of the
games thus far. "The last two
years we've lost our first Big Ten
game. By winning against Iowa
I think it will give the squad the
feeling that they can do it. It
helped build up our confidence."
He went on to explain that "we
have to win our home games to
be considered a contender.
"Against Iowa we got hot and
played real well. throughout the
whole game. We have to play like
that all the time to match the
competition in the Big Ten."

DAVIDSON
FG FT
22-12 5-5
12-7 11-8
20-9 5-2
1-0 2-2
8-3 4-3
10-6 0-0
0-0 0-0
73-37 27-20
IOWA
FG FT
11-8 6-5
5-2 3-2
9-1 0-0
20-10 8-6
11-7 4-3
9-7 2-0
3-2 2-2
0-0 0-0
0-0 1-0
0-0 0-01
68-37 26-18

As for improvement since Michi-
gan's first game against Northern
Illinois, Orr pointed out, "The
greatest change is In our ability
to play together as a team. The
team's attitude this year is ex-
cellent.
"The two new starters have al-
so been a contributing factor to
our wins. Fife really scores every
once in a while and Carter has
added a great deal to our defense.
Both are excellent passers."
Orr went on to predict, "If we
can beat Indiana and Minnesota
this week, I think we should be
put up there in the ratings.
"In t h e pre-season polls, we
were rated only sixth in the con-
ference. But I think we can win
the Big Ten title.
"A lot of unexpected things are
likely to happen before March 8.
I just hope there are some good
things for us in there."

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Stewart, I
Carter, f
TorxjAnovich, c
Fife, g
Maxey, g
Sullivan
Totals

FG
14-5
14-7'
22-11
9-7
9-5
3-0
71-35

FT
9-6
10-6
9-4
11-11
2-1
0-0
41-29

Vidnovic, f
Johnson, f
Jensen, c
Calabria, g
Phillips, g
McGilmer
Norman
Hazley
Nelson
Miller
Totals

R PF TP
7 5 21
3 5 6
11 5 2
6 4 26
3 3 17
4 5 14
1 1 6
100
0 0 0
0 0 0
930 28 92

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