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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, Jonuary 10, 1969

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By BILL CUSUMANO
The major point of discussion
uring the collegiate football sea-
in was the predominance of
:oring. The gridders have now
ft the sports scene but apparent-
- they have left their scoring an-
cs to their counterparts on the
asketball court.
LSU's Pete Maravich is cur-
mntly running ahead of the pace
e set last year when he led the
)untry in scoring with a record
3.8 average. After his first nine
ames this season the skinny
iior has raised his production
46 points per game and deserves
he adjective of unstoppable.
Supposedly Maravich was going
concentrate more on his pass-
ig this year and help the Tigers
> win more. But either his team-

mates are not open or coach Press
MIaravich has decided to stay with
the sure points that Pete can pro-
duce. Whatever the case the re-
sults have been successful and
LSU has established itself as a
threat in the Southeastern Con-
ference.
While Maravich is shooting his
way to another scoring title, he is
not the only one giving the fans
thrills with his shotmaking abili-
ties. The man who finished second
to Maravich in last year's scoring
battle is once again in the 'run-
ner-up position.
That person is, of course, the
fabulous leaper, 5-10 Calvin Mur-
phy of Niagara. Murphy is pop-
ping away at a 38 point clip but
it is doubtful that he will ever be
able to catch Maravich.

Miaravich and Murphy both
have the reputation of being gun-
ners as does the man who holds
down the number three slot in
the scoring derby, Rick Mount of
Purdue. Mount has been hitting
for slightly under 32 points per
contest while establishing the Boi-
lermakers as a strong candidate
for the Big Ten championship.
Mount, Murphy and Maravich
all prove the adage that a player
has to shoot to score, but other
players among the top ten scorers
prove that an ace point-getter can
also be a complete player. Spencer
Haywood, 6-8 sophomore from the
University of Detroit is the prime
example.
Haywood currently is close be-
hind Mount in scoring average
while also leading the country in

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rebounding andholding down the
number nine spot in field goal per-
centage. Marvin Roberts of Utah
State, also a 6-8 soph, is the num-
ber six scorer with a 28 point
average and in addition leads his
club in rebounding.
Three forwards, Ed Siudut of
Holy Cross, Bob Portman of
Creighton and Elnardo Webster
of St. Peter's. have established
themselves as top rebounders be-
sides being high scorers. Webster
ras also gained great praise for
his jumping abilities and defen-
sive talents.
Usually big men dominate the
scoring in basketball but Mara-
vich, Murphy and Mount prove
that the backcourt men can get
as many points as the next guy.
They are joined in this by 6-foot
guard Rich Travis of Oklahoma
City. Travis has used his quick-
ness and deadly jump shot to rack
up a 28 point average.
The other member of the top
ten is also a guard, Bob Tallent
of George Washington. Two years
ago Tallent was dismissed from
the Kentucky team by Adolph
Rupp and called "no talent" Tal-
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lent by the Wildcat coach. Those
words have come back to haunt
Rupp since Tallent transferred to
George Washington and became
a star.
Making the elite list in scoringt
has become a difficult task since
at least a 28 point average is re-f
quired. However, the leaders can-T
not sit back complacently as there
dozens of shooters ready to taket
their places. Just recently Michi-t
gan's Rudy Tomjanovich pouredt
in 48 points against Indiana to1
raise his average to 28.3 and he
surely will be in the top ten when
new statistics are released.
As the individual averages show3
it is a season dominated by of-
fense and by the time it is over
the colleges may ring up new billsl
for replacing worn out nets. t
Tomjanovich's performance in-f
dicates the number of great play-l
ers and shooters that' are now
present on the basketball courts of
America. Any number of them
are capable of reproducing the
Michigan star's output and vaul-
ting into the upper echelon of
point producers themselves. All ofl
this just goes to make the fan-
tastic achievements of Pistol Pete
Maravich and company even more
impressive. To lead in scoring now
a player not only must shoot, but t
be great.r

By ROD ROBERT
Gophers are not especially not-
ed for their swimming ability and
the Minnesota Gophers are no ex-
ception.
For all practical purposes, the
excitement generated at Matt
Mann pool tonight will come from
individual races, not from compe-
tition between the two teams. In
the water, a pack of Wolverines
completely outclass a herd of Go-
phers. But when the best of each
are paired off, there's going to be
a lot of splashing.
Having a s o 11i d performer in
nearly every event, Michigan is
expected to win rather handily.
In fact, Coaches Stager and Kim-
ball are both expected to juggle
their line-ups -- experimenting
with 'M' tankers in their off-
events. Diving Coach Dick Kim-
ball will use four divers, instead
of just his top two.
But a few Gophers that can
swim are going to dunk their Wol-
verine competitors. Marty Knight,
Jim Lindquist, and Dave Lund-
gren are not coming to Ann Ar-
bor for s o m e light water fun.
They're coming to drown Michi-
gan's top swimmers.
Gary Kinkead and Juan Bello,
M's two best, are going to have
their hands full with individual
medley specialist Marty Knight.
Knight held the conference rec-
ord in the 200 individual medley
until the Big Tens last year, where
he finished third in that event,
just a shade behind Bello. The
Minnesota veteran will also be a
threat to capture first in either
the 200 freestyle or 200 backstroke.
Jim Lindquist and Dave Lund-
gren, members of Minnesota's
third place 400 freestyle r e l a y
team at the Big Ten's last year,
will be here to stop Michigan's
promising sprinters. Sophomores
Bob and Greg Zann and Junior
Bob Harmony, will be getting their
first taste of varsity competition
tonight.
Coach Stager may take the op-
portunity this meet to find an-
other good backstroker. So far
this season, Kinkead has been the
only top notch performer in the
dorsal event. Michigan will need
somebody else if it is to do wf 11
in the backstroke relay tomorrow
at East Lansing.
Although Minnesota didn't have
much in the distance freestyle
last year, Stager feels that they
might surprise in the endurance
events.
"Bob Mowerson has an excel-
lent summer program for distance
freestylers. He's got an Olymplc

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we won't have similar facilities
until next year."
Commenting further, Stager
showed high regard for the Min-
nesota mentor. "Mowerson h a s
done a great job with the material
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By KEITH WOOD
HI there, Sports Fans! Ding-
a-ling. Once again it's time for
Woody and his Daily Sports Re-
port.
Featurette. Ding-a-ling.
It appears that the Hoover
Movers, that awesomely powerful
basketball team representing the
Michigan Daily, will once again
dominate court action this sea-
son. Word has spread that the
Movers have picked up a Wake
Forest reject, Bombin' Bill Cusu-
mano, to bolster their already po-
tent offensive attack. Cusumano
was picked up from a hustlin'
North Carolina red light district
to make up for the loss of high-
scoring Joel Block who has been
lost for the season because of a
severe hand injury inflicted while
trying to open a bottle of wine.
Player-coach Bill Levis says,
"Cusumano handles a tennis ball
with great skill on a dunk shot,
but it will taye a little time before
we can get him used to a basket-
ball.."
There are other reasons for'
suspecting that the Movers are
once again title-bound. Returning
this year is Lloyd Graff who is
called by opponents the dirtiest

that he's had. Talent isn't quite
so thick up in Minnesota. It takes
a great coach to come up with
the likes of Marty Knight."
It's too bad for Mowerson that
they're aren't more Gophers that
can swim like Knight.
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player in basketball. He is in-
comparable when it comes to com-
mitting nasty fouls while the ref
isn't looking.
Five-foot eighteen-inch John
Gray has been impressive in prac-
tice, blocking forty per cent of
his teammates' shots. Gray also
stars offensively. While playing
junior varsity ball for Dobbs Fer-
ry High in New York he shot for
the best percentage in the state
from the field. Gray shot one-for-
one before being lost for the sea-
son after he received a knee in-
jury which resulted from falling
on the court while tying his shoe.
Rounding out the Movers are
Dunkin' Dave Weir and Dug Hel-
ler who put on a fantastic show in
pre-game warm-ups.
Coach Levis is still looking for
someone to fill a vital spot on de-
fense. Losin' Bob Lees has been
grabbing rebounds with all the
deftness of a senile water buf-
falo. "And frankly," Levis com-
ments, "he stinks."
So, if you want to play some
basketball join the Daily Sports
Staff. And if you can't play bas-
ketball, the Daily could use some
hockey players too. This year they
plan on trying single-runner
skates.
If you are of the opposite sex
they could also use some cheer-
leaders to bolster their morale.
Join the Daily and you, too,
can ring your chimes. Ding-a-
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