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Sunday, January 13, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page

Suda. Jaury1,.99 HMCIGN DAL

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Gophers

freeze

cagers,

94-67

Bouncers turn in disappointing
performances in Wisconsin win

By KEITH WOOD
Michigan was colder than the
,sub-zero temperatures in nnta
polis last night. They shot an icy
29 ptr cent from the field as they
lost tot an aggressive team 94-67.
Michigan was never really in
the game as Minnesota jumped to
a quick 6-2 lead on two three
point plays. That was the closest
*the Wolverines ever came. Twice
they fought back to within four
but coulld not continue to put the
ball in the- basket.
In the first half Minnesota play-
ed nearly perfect ball, committing
only three turnovers while hitting
52 per cent fromthe field. Gopher
guards Eric Hill and Al Nuness
poured in 26 points leading the
way to Minnesota's 50-34 half-
time lead.
In the second half the Gophers
poured it on. Despite serious foul
trouble Minnesota continued tol
harass the Michigan offense. With!
over 13 minutes left four of Min-
nesota's starters had four fouls.
Once again Michigan was very
lax on defense. The Gophers con-
Mason may not
go to Wichita
Wichita State Athletic Director
Bert Katzenmeyer yesterday flat-!
ly, denied reports that former
Michigan assistant football coach
Tony Mason will be next year's
Shocker head football coach.
"There is absolutely no truth to
statements that Coach Mason has
accepted nor even been :offered
the job of head football coach at
Wichita," he emphasized. "My
present coach, Eddie Kriwiel, will
definitely remain on next year."
Katzenmeyer further denied
wire reports which quoted him as
saying that "Mason is the man I
want, and after him, I am through
looking." He also was supposed to
have'commented, "I can't answer
whether he'll accept. I pray that
he will. I firmly believe he is the
man we need to do the job."
When asked why Mason was on
the Wichita State campus, Katz-
enmeyer replied, "We're personal
friends. He came to Wichita to
help me analyze the football pro-
gram here, though not to discuss
his taking a job as coach."
Katenmeyer was Michigan's as-
sistant athletic director under H.
0. (Fritz) Crisler. Last year when
Crisler retired, Katzenmeyer mov-
ed to Wichita State ..
Mason coached under Bunip
Elliott from 1964 through last fall.
Many thought he would become
'Michigan's,head coach when El-
liott stepped down. When Glenn
(Bo) Schembechler was chosen for
the job, Mason was not asked to
remain on as a coach.
SCO
Michigan 67, Minnesota 94
Illinois 82, Northwestern 77
Ohio State 84, Wisconsin 69
Iowa 91, Indiana 72
Pennsylvania 72, Dartmouth 68
Princeton 73, .Harvard 62
Kentucky 88, Florida 67
Notre Dame 66, De Paul 60
Kansas State 87, Oklahoma 62
1.Colorado State U 64, Texas El Paso 63
'Wake Forest 88, North Carolina State 79
Cincinnati 87, Louisville 75
Miami University 77, Toledo 73
Texas A&M 73, Arkansas 68
Air Force 73, Navy 47
Texas Tech 88, Rice 82
La Salle 83, Syracuse 63
Bowling Green 75, Ohio 74

stantly went up the middle for
easy shots.
Minnesota's defense was a ma-
jor cause of Michigan's poor
shooting percentage. Rudy Tom-;
janovich, who had averaged 28.31
points per game before last night,
scored only 18. Dennis Stewart!
was high for the team with 19.
Part of Michigan's troubles may
have been that Richard Carter did
not make the trip because of tem-
porary ineligibility. Gopher coach
Bill Fitch said, "We planned our
defense with Richard Carter in
mind and any time you find a sub-
stitute in there it makes things
a bit easier."
Minnesota forward Larry Mikan
led the Gophers with 23 points
and 10 rebounds. Nuness had .20
points despite a bad case of the
flu and fouling with over three
minutes to go. Larry Overskei
came up with 19 points after a
poor performance against Illinois
in which he scored only five.
Minnesota outrebounded Michi-
gan 44-41 as they constantly were
able to obtain good board position.
Tomjanovich led all rebounders
with 11, but this was far below
his average of 17.t
Michigan's loss has to be blamed
on its, poor shooting. Tomjano-
vich had only seven of 20 from
the floor and four for nine from
the foul line. On one occasion
Stewart had five straight shots
at thebasket and missed them all.
Fitch said, "A poor offense makes
our .defense look better than it
~ally is. When a team is far be-
hind they are forced to take worse
shots."
Next Saturday Michigan plays a
home game against highly regard-
ed Ohio State. The question will be
whether the Wolverines can re-
gain their home court form or
whether they will continue to play
as in last night's disaster.
They also have to play Minne-
sota again in the future. Coach
MICHIGAN

Jaily
sport's
NIGHT EDITOR:
PAT ATKINS
Fitch said, "Illinois beat us by 20,
and I said I wish we could play
them again. We beat Michigan by
20 and I wish we only had to play
them once."
So Johnny Orr can at least take
solace in the fact that his team
has shown enough to still com-
mand respect even from their
conquerors. But it is not much to
console a man on a cold night,
GANGBUSTERS:

Special To The Daily
MADISON-The only thing that
could have stopped the Wolverine
gymnasts from beating Wisconsin
yesterday was the weather.
It almost did.
Because of delays, the gymnasts
straggled into the Madison arena-
half an hour after the meet was
scheduled to begin.
Wisconsin proceeded to pulver-
ize itself, losing to Michigan
184.45-155.85, with Mankato State
getting 117.8. As lopsided as :the
meet was, the Wolverines' score
was much lower than it should
have been.
Though rated as the team to
beat in the conference, the gym-
nasts looked more dead than dy-.
namic. They were unable to score
27 points in any single event, in-
cluding the trampoline. Of the six
events which count for NCAA
competition, the high bar, nor-
mally a weaker event, topped the
scoring.

RICH CARTER

AL NUNESS

HIGHBAR SPECIALIST Mike Sasich swings over the bar. in
showing the routine which netted him a 9.2 yesterday as the
gymnasts rambled past a hapless Wisconsin team 184.45-155.85.

ioneer
By BILL DINNER
The Denver Pioneers left no
doubt to their ability as they out
passed, out checked, and out
fought/Michigan to a 5-3 victory,
before a standing-room-only crowd
at the Coliseum last night. The
loss was the first for the Wolver-
ines in the WCHA after five'
straight wins.
For awhile the game resembled
the Saturday Night Fights more
than a hockey game.
Fights broke out seven times
during the course of the contest.
By the time Michigan was behind
4-0 midway in the second period
the fans were more interested in
blood and the Wolverines gave
their best trying to appease.
Fights, though, were not on'
everyones mind at the start. Mich-
igan grabbed the opening faceoff
and, with the exception of Pioneer
gody Gerry Powers, it looked as if
Michigan was going to blow Den-
ver off the ice.
Powers, however, seemed to be
unaware of) any Michigan super-
plan and calmly brushed aside
great efforts Dave Perrin, Merle
Falk, and captain Paul Domm.
But then someone forgot the
plan as goaly Kim Keough tripped
Craig Patrick and earned himself
a two minute penalty.
Things went from bad to worse
in the third period when Denver's
outstanding defensemen Keith
Magnuson, stole a Wolverine pass
and let loose a sizziling slap shot
at the blue line, the puck was de-
flected'by Phil Gross, just enough
to go through Keough. Now it was
2-0.

This last event was nearly the though, was the sidehorse. Usually
only one in which the Wolverines a lea'd weight on the team's total,1
performed up to expectations. yesterday it was only a heavy
Mike Sasich led the performers sinker, and Loken was not using
s crTack Icer strin with a 9.2. Ed Howard followed his top scorer to count. Jim Deboo
with an 8.95 and all-arounder competed exhibition and had a 9.8
Shortly afterwards Lynn Powis, Keough, who had no chance at Rick McCurdy scored 8.8. scare.
Shotl iEven Coach Newt Loken was Ed Howard led those who did
a spunky sophomore tipped in an the puck, dissatisfied with the performance count with an 8.7. While the 25.25
an around the net pass. Now it The Wolverines came out skat- of the team. "We actually ex- total for the event was nothing to
was 3-0.iing strong in the third period but pected to score two or three points gloat over, the performances of
The Wolverines were in sad their momentum did not last long more than we did." He blamed the the individuals showed that there
shape then but the pioneers had as the team was tired. loss on the attitude of the team. is still hope.
no intention of easing up, as Craig Denver made it 5-1 at 6:05 in "It's awfully hard to get up for a
Patrick fired a shot that left m the last period when Don Thisse Ieet when you know you've all FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Jacobs (M)
sprawlingrod wBobDoTremssn! '5
Keough sprawling, Bob Trem- tipped in a pass from Morrison. but won before you begin," he ex- .2Jensen (M), 8.95; 3. McCurdy,
bc piB chigan closkeded ueteanplained. "The confusion in getting SIDE HORSE - 1. John Russo (W),
nearly placed it in the net over Mcia lsdtegpwe to the meet also affected the per- 9.55; 2. Howard (Mi), 8.7; 3. McCurdy
Barney Pashak knocked in a lose 'formance of the team.", (M), 8.3.
FIRST PERIOD SCORING: Denver - puck at 7:03. RINGS - 1. Froeming (M), 9.15; 2.
Gilmore (Powis, Gould) 13:29. PENAL- . One of those who was most IcCurdy (M), 8.75; 3. Bradley (W), 8.6.
TIES: Mich - Keough (Tripping) 9:55; Merle Falk got credit for the affected was Michigan's top all- TRAMPOLINE - 1. Jacobs (M), 9,35;
Domm (Interference) 15:25. Denver - last goal when he fired in a cen- arounder. Sid Jensen, who totalled 2. Hunyzicker (M), 9.15; 3. Wright (M),!
Miller (Illegal Check) 4:42; Zenan (2 - tering pass from Dave Perrin at only 49.45 for all six events. This 8.45.
Roughing, 2 - High-sticking) 14:37;,VUTNl .M~ud M,905
Magnuson (Cross-checking) 16.53. - was the first time as a Wolverine 2. Bradley (W), 8.825; 3.,Rodney (M),
SECOND PERIOD SCORING: Mich - Michigan coach sumed up the he has scored below 50 points. 8.325.
Marra (Domm, Deeks) 15:01. Denver'- series when he noted, "We play- Sophomore Rick McCurdy finish- PARALLEL BARS - 1. Rapper (M),
Magnuson (unassisted) 6:42; Powis ed better than yesterday but we ed with a 49.85 total to outscore 9.30; 2. tie, Richards (M) and Bradley
(Pettinger) 8:24; Trembecky (Patrek) oud'g (W), 8.85.
14:18. PENALTIES: Mich - Marra (El- just couldn't get the puck into the Jensen. HIGH BAR - 1. Sasich (M), 9.2; 2.
bowing) 4:17; Marra (Roughing) 12:59. net." A bright spot for the gymnasts, Howard (M), 8.95; 3. McCurdy (M), 8.8.
Denver - Ward (Roughing) 12:59; -----
Powis (Boarding) 15:51. --R-NG:_M_------ ~
THIRD PERIOD SCORING: Mich V_
Pashak (Unassisted) 7:03; Falk (Per-
rin) 19:14. Denver - Thiessen (Mor-
rison, Hamilton) 6:05. PENALTIES:
Mich - Doug Heyliger (2 - SlashingI
10 - Misconduct) 15:13. Denver - Mag-
nuson (Elbowing) 18:21.
Saves I l '1 f .ji
Keough (Mich) 11114-26
Powers (Denver) 9 8 7-24 1
Scoring
Denver 1 3 1-5
Mich. 0 1 2-3

Both the ring and parallel bar
teams were well below their po-
tential. Both should be consistent-
ly scoring above 27, and neither
came close.
On the whole, the gymnasts
met a mediocre team and exhibit-
ed a poor score. When they meet
an outstanding team they are go-
ing to need more than a mediocre
score.
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