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Tuesday, February 18, 1969,

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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TusaFeray18 99TH IHGAAL

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Chameleon
By ROBIN WRIGHT
The chameleon-like Michigan
cagers revealed a more likeable TI
side in their 86-85 win over the
Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday.
After winning eight of the first
eleven games of the season, the HOCKEY-Noj
Wolverines had fallen into a rut, WRESTLING-
giving up five of the next seven SIMN -
games to such mediocre teams as SWIMMING-
Minnesota, Northwestern, Mich-
igan State and Loyola.
But beginning with last Tues- BASKETBALL-
day's win over tenth-ranked Il-
linois and Saturday's triumph HOCKEY-No
over the' Hawkeyes, the Wolver- SWIMMING-
ine's are on their way to what GYMNASTICS
Coach Johnny Orr described as INDOOR TRA(
a "great comeback." "We s t i ll
have a good chance at the Big taking advantag
Ten title." teammates can d
"We probably can only tie for It was a strong
the title with the few remaining beat the Hawkey
games. There's no way a team all five starterss
with four losses can take the con-figures, with Ru
ference outright. But if we can and Bob Sullivan
win the rest of the games we'll Michigan' on 26 a;
s R. Copi then have a chance at a play-off
against game for the championship." Dennis Stewar
in Sat- The Wolverines have five re- Ken Maxey evenl
ie a big maining games, featuring t h r e e rest of the points
toughies on the road against In- 12 respectively.
linois, Purdue and Ohio State. successful on 35
rPurdue and Ohio State are the a 50.7 per cent
last two games of the season. Hawkeyes scoring
Orr commented on the sched- sistent, with onl
ule, "It'll be rough, but if we can double figures. o
play like we have in the last two for a 44 per Cen
games for the remainder of the The Wolverine,
season, I think there is a definite usually good free
possibility that we could win the ances from Tomi
owly slid title. six of seven fro
"The biggest change in the team Sullivan who wi
icized for has been their playing together five out of seven
potential. as a unit. I think lately we've 66.7 per cent to o
ests Ren- played as a unit the best we Hawkeye BenT
eague can have in three years. chance to tie to
hings are "The boys have thrown some Vidnovic's Big Te
great passes and have been able cord of 34 consecu
s left in to hit the open men better. The a mark of 30 fr
season, whole success lies on the boys into the game, M

Cagers pull
hs Week in Sports
F R I D A Y
rth Dakota at Coliseum, 8:00 p.m.
-Minnesota at Events Building
Ohio State at Matt Mann Pool, 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY
-Michigan at Illinois
rth Dakota at Coliseum, 8:00 p.m.
Big 10 Freshman Meet at Matt Mann Pool, 1:30 p.m.
-Michigan at Illinois
CK--Iowa at Yost Field House
e of what their 1 cessful on the first three attempts.

color chang

-Daly-Thoma
BOB SULLIVAN puts on .another one of his amazing moves to garner two more pointsa
Michigan State. Sully came through with 21 big markers, including the winning bucket,i
urday's contest . at Iowa. Since his' return to the starting lineup he has proven himself to b
spark for Michigan basketball.
FRUSTRA TION IN SPADES:,

lo."
team effort that
yes Saturday as
scored in double
udy TomJanovich
high scorers for
and 21 points.
t, Dan Fife and
ly distributed the
with 14, 13, and
Michigan w a s
of 69 shots for
average. The
was not as con-
y three men in
n 33 of 75 shots
nt average.
es 'also had un-
throw perform-
anovich who hit
n the line and
as successful on
n. Michigan shot
owa's 76 per cent.
McGilmer had a
eammate G 1 e n
n free throw re-
Ltive shots. With
ee throws going
cGilmer was suc-

but missed on his fourth and final
free throw of the game.
Michigan has been a home-
breaker to Iowa for the last two
years. The Wolverines have brok-
en down the Hawks for their only
two homecourt losses in the two
seasons-both times killing t h e
Hawks' title hopes.
Last year in the final Big Ten
game of the season, when Iowa led
the conference with a one game
advantage, Michigan downed the
Hawkeyes 71-70 to force a play-
off with Ohio State. Ohio State
won the game and the title.
Orr tried to explain the differ-
ence in the team's playing that
resulted in the Iowa win. "It was
essential that we rebound well in
order to beat them. We did a
good job even though we only had
one more rebound than they did.
"I think that in the last thirty
seconds it came down to the team
that had the most character. Max-
ey's steal and Sullivan's rebound,
in the last few seconds proved
that we have that character."

Gopher split thwarts Icers

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
MICliGAN'S DENNIS STEWART puts up an easy shot for two
points against Michigan State earlier this year. Stewart's board
work and timely scoring helped the Wolverines to gain the upset
86-85 victory over Iowa on Saturday.

By PETER KENT
The Michigan icers traveled to
frustrating Minnesota this week-
end, and could do no better than
gain a split in the two game ser-
ies. The Wolverines played some
fine hockey, but fell victim to
Bill Klatt and the Gophers on
Friday, 4-3. But Brian Slack's two
goals paced Michigan as it gamed
revenge with a 4-2 Saturday night
victory.
The turning point in the first
clash came just 58 seconds into
the first period as Klatt scored
his first goal. From that point
the Wolverines were forced to play
come-from-behind hockey, but
never mustered the sauce to
catch up.
Barry Pashak tied the score in
the first period, only to see "Min-
nesota get one of its many breaks
and recapture the lead. Michigan
goalie Jim KeoughI made a fan-
tastic 'save; but the puck bounced
off his face and sat in front of
the open net. Keough was shaken,
and Rick Yurich rushed in and
took advantage of the situation,
tapping the puck home'for Min-
nesota's second marker. "It was a
big break in the game," noted
Michigan mentor Al Renfrew, "but
there was nothing we could do."
Dave Perrin scored twice, his
second goal bringing Michigan' to
within one, 4-3. However, the last
eight minutes of the game saw
no more scoring, though a Mich-
igan shot bounced off the post
with just nine seconds remaining.
"It was a tough loss," commented
Renfrew, "but a well"' played
game."
Michigan had several deficits
to overcome. But Minnesota, par-
ticularly noted for their speed, al-
so houses the biggest rink in the
WCHA. The Wolverines were
forced to 'play Saturday's contest
without the help of Paul Gamsby,
who came to blows with a Min-
nesota player late in Friday's
game. "Nevertheless," explained
Renfrew, "the squad was mentally,
'up' for the game and rose to the
occasion."
After two periods of evenly
played hockey the Gophers held

a 2-1 advantage. Then the Wol-
verines came to life, and played
their best period of the weekend,
led by Brian Slack's two tallies.
There was much more intensity
in Saturday's come-from-behind
win, but the big difference had to
be the fact that the breaks went
to Michigan. Keough played an-
other outstanding game, matching
Friday night's total of 34 saves.
"The squad is dedicated and
have displayed courage in recent
games," pointed. out Renfrew. "It's
the team that gets the breaks
that will win the game." Renfrew
was particularly referring to, the
previous Saturday's game at Mich-
igan Tech as well as this series.
The Wolverines outplayed Tech
at their rink, but the breaks went
the wrong way. The winning goal
came on a heavily screened
shot which was ;deflected off

Keough's stick and narr
into the net.
Michigan has been crit
not playing up to itsl
"This is not true," cont
frew. "Any team in the le
beat any other team if tl
going their way."
There are four game:
the regularly scheduled
North Dakota this week
Wisconsin next. All game
played at the Coliseum,
advantage. Yet, the icers
to play as consistently
have in the last three
they hope to continue tJ
ning ways. North Dakot
leading the WCHA, sp
13-5 record. Michigan is
fourth with Minnesot
showing eight wins and e
es although Minnesota
two ties.

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Iowa
Mich. State
Indiana

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Standings
Northwestern 3 6 '.333 4z
Wisconsin 3 6 .333 41
Minnesota 3 6 .333 4
Today's Games
Ohio State at Illinois
Purdue at Indiana
Iowa at Michigan State

end and
es will be
a definite
will have
as they
games if
heir win-
a is now,
orting a
tied for
a, each
ight loss-
also has

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL CUSUMANO

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BALTIMORE, (A. - The Cin-
cinnati Royals held Baltimore to
four points in the last five min-
utes and scored a come-from-be-
hind 117-112 National Basketball
Association victory over the Bul-
lets last night.
The victory by Cincinnati was
the third without a loss in Balti-
more this season and cut the Bul-
lets' Eastern Division lead; to 21/2
games over idle New York.
* * *
BALTIMORE (M) - Flynn Ro-
binson scored 43 points and as-
sisted on nine other baskets as
the Milwaukee Bucks upset the
Atlanta Hawks 123-111 in the
opener of a National Basketball
Association doubleheader 1 a s t
night.

Milwaukee blew a 14-point lead
during a cold shooting stretch at
the start of the fourth quarter but
went on a 10-0 sreak to win going
away after Atlanta had pulled to
within 97-96.
* * *
MONTREAL (R) - Phil Espo-
sito's assault on the National
Hockey League scoring record will
have to wait awhile. Boston's slick
center won't be doing any scoring
for the next two games.

Esposito will miss Wednesday's
game against Pittsburgh and
Sunday's against New York be-
cause of a suspension handed
down yesterday by NHL President
Clarence Campbell.
Esposito, who has 92 points-
five short of 'the NHL record
shared by Bobby Hull and Stan
Milita, both of Chicago-became
incensed when Sloan called a two-
minute slashing penalty against-
him in the Philadelphia game.

'

NBA
Milwaukee 123, Atlanta III
Cincinnati 117, Baltimore 112
College Basketball
Niagara 83, Long Island U. 75
Kentucky 85, Georgia 77
Notre Dame 94, Butler 90
Duke 100, Virginia 81

SCORES
Florida 65, Tennessee 63
ohio U 103, Chicago Loyola 92
West Virginia 86, Richmond 78
St. Bonaventure 81, Kent State 58
Iowa state 76, Missouri 74, o.t.
W. Kentucky 90, Tennessee Tech 54
Auburn 60, Alabama 53
E. Kentucky 91, Austin Peay 82
Middle Tennessee 82, E. Tennessee 78

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Besides, they wrinkle
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(1931-1968)
"Who can ever
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darned things?"
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(1921-1968)
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