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Thursday, December 4, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven

Thursday, December 4, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven

Against
The Wall
The Washington three
By ERIC SIEGEL
Special To The Daily
SOUTH BEND - For Michigan coach Johnny Orr, last
night's 87-86 loss to a highly regarded Notre Dame squad was
a bitter pill to swallow.
"We had a tremendous effort," Orr told the press in a low
voice after the game. "Everybody gave 100 per cent. I'm just
sorry we couldn't win it."
Indeed, throughout the game the Wolverines played inspired
ball; running the fast break, and when that didn't work, passing
against the Irish's floating zone until they worked for the
open shot.
Despite the Wolverines fine effort, however, frustration was
the name of the game at the final buzzer as the Irish, ranked
in the top twenty in most of the pre-season basketball polls,
battled back from a 49-40 halftime deficit, and then from an
eight point deficit witht10 minutes left in the second half, to take
the victory away from the Wolverines.
It was a trio of former high school stars from Washing-
ton, D.C. who spoiled the Wolverines' chances for an upset
and the names of the players are Austin Carr, Collis Jones
and Sid Catlett.
These three players were clearly the favorites of the crowd
and it's easy to see why. Together, they combined for a total
of 57 points, 32 of them coming in the second half.
The Notre Dame crowd pleasers are no strangers to each
other. They were all rivals in a tough, Washington Metropolitan
Catholic League when they played high school ball. In high
school they had the honors pour-in; All-Catholic League, All-
City, a couple of All-American Teams.
But now, they're playing together and as Jones put it, "I'd
much rather be playing with those guys than against them."
The three weren't together very long last night, however,
as Catlett, who had sprained his ankle earlier in the week sat
out the entire first half and part of the second half. Jones, for
his part, sat out part of the first period as he got in foul trouble
early in the game.
With 16:32 left and the Irish down by 9 in the second half,
Catlett came in and the Notre Dame crowd, which had been
silenced by the hot hands of Rodney Ford, Rudy Tomjanovich
and Bird Carter, came to life again.
And so did the Irish basketball team. With Catlett scoring
all of his six points in the first three minutes he came into the
game, and Carr and Jones hitting on jumpers and on the fast
break, the Irish started to whittle away at the Wolverines' lead.
Dee explained Catlett's usefulness to the team, saying,
"We're not a full team without him. He's a big man for us."
Carr, who led his team in scoring for the second night in a
row, hitting for 37 points, put it more succinctly. "Sid was the
difference for us in there tonight," the 6-3, hot-shooting junior
guard said.
Catlett might have made the difference on the boards, both
offensive and defensive, where he played a rough, but also a
good game, blocking, at one point, three shots in a row.
Outside the Michigan lockerroom after the game,
Orr could only shake his head and say, "Carr's a great
player. He's a great shooter and he has great moves."
Still, the performnce of Coach Dee's DC three couldn't
take away anything from the Wolverines. "I'm encouraged by
what I saw out there tonight," Orr said. "If we can stay with
them, we can stay with anybody."
And coach Dee was also impressed by the Wolverines per-
formance. "They have good speed, and they're a fine ball club,"
Dee said. "I expect to see them in the thick of the fight for the
Big Ten Title.

Cager
By BILL CUSUMANO
,ssociate Sports Editor
Special To The Daily
SOUTH BEND - The Four
Horsemen haven't been seen
around here for 45 years but
no one misses them. Notre
Dame now has a lone ranger
Austin Carr, and he shot
Michigan right out of the gym
last night as the Irish eked
out an 87-86 verdict over the
Wolverines.
Carr, a 6-3 junior from Wash-
ington D.C., poured in a career E
high 37 points, including 13 of
Notre Dame's last 18, to person-j
ally lead the come from behind
triumph. In addition to his late
heroics Carr also pounded home
20 markers in the first half to
keep Notre Dame within striking
distance of the Wolverines.
Utilizing tenacious defense, ac-
curate /shooting and a disciplined
attack against Notre Dame's 1-3-1
combination zone, Michigan had
the lead from the outset and ex-
tended its edge to 49-40 at the
half.
WHILE TIlE Wolverines were
popping in 44 per cent of their
shots and generally controlling the
tempo of the contest, the Irish
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slowing down the Wolverines on
the boards-Sid Catlett.
Catlett entered the contest with
17 minutes remaining. He had
been held out in the first h a 1f
because of a bad ankle and Irish
coach Johnny Dee really hadn't
planned to use him at all.
Catlett had other ideas, though.
He kept bothering' Dee and fin-

The Wolverines got a respite'
when Tomjanovich muscled in a
lay-up but Carr came roaring
right back. First he drew a foul
and calmly dropped both shots
Just seconds later he was back,
this time arching in a 25 foot set
shot. That knotted the count at
81.

Irish,
worth finally missing a forced at-
tempt from the baseline. N o t r e]
Dame surprisingly brought out the
zone for the first time all night
and, as Orr admitted, "We just
weren't able to work our play."
There could be some consolation
for Orr, though, as his club con-

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tinued to show the improvement
over last season first seen against
Detroit Monday night. They are
disciplined and hang tough. Un-
fortunately for them they ran into
a modern masked marauder in the
person of Carr and he proved to
be too much for even five men.

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were as cold as the snow out-
side and only Carr's scoring kept,
them from being blown out of the
game before the last 20 minutes.
Carr put on a spectacular show
of driving the baseline w h 11 e
Dan Fife and the Wolverine front
line of Rudy Tomjanovich, Rod-
ney Ford and Bird Carter put on
a fine display of shooting and
passing. Ford was particularly
brilliant, scoring 14 points, mak-
ing several steals, gaining assists
and even fed Carr spalding sand-
wiches on two occasions.
ASSISTING FORD was Tom-
janovich, Michigan's All-American
candidate, who had 15 points, and
Carter, who knocked in 11. Un-
fortunately for Michigan, the
three could not keep up the pace
in the second half.
As we did in the first," lament-I
ed Wolverine mentor Johnny Orr
after the game. And it was true
as Michigan's work on the offen-
sive board was not nearly as good.
But there was also another factor

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ally was sent into the contest. "I MICHIGAN CAME back on
put Catlett in to get himn off my Carter's jumper to take its last
back," Dee later commented. "He lead with three minutes remain-
wanted to play and he really lifted ing. Then it was Carr's show once
us up." again. He cashed one free throw
WHAT THE 6-8 junior did was to give Notre Dame a 84-83 lead
go to work on the boards. He grab- and then forced Fife into his
bed five rebounds, got six points fifth foul and hit those two to up
from in close and also blocked a the margin to three. Michigan
couple of shots while helping to wasn't quite dead as Rick Blood-
shut down the Wolverines under worth hit a foul and a jumper in
the basket. the last minute and a half but a
Carr began his one man assault free throw by the Irish's Mike
after Tomjanovich had dropped OConnell during that time prov-
a hook to hold Michigan's lead at ed to be decisive.
79-73. He then drove for one The Wolverines last chance for
bucket and dropped a soft jumper victory came with 20 seconds
for another to cut the Michigan remaining. But they were unable
margin to two. to get off a good shot, Blood-

MICHIGAN

Mark Henry
DanaFife
Richard Carter
Rick Bloodworth
Bill Fraunann
Wayne Grabic
Rodney Ford
Dave Hart
Rudy Tomjanovich
Totals

g
1-3
2-13
9-16
2-7
0-0
0-0
8-16
0-0
12-31
34-86

f
1-2
4-3
1-2
3-4
0-0
0-0
5-7
0-0
4-5

reb.
1
6
3
1
0
0
10
0
17

NO
tP Mike O'Connell
3 Tom Sinnott
8 Austin Carr
19 Jackie Meehan
7 Jim Hinga
0 Collis Jones
0 Sid Catlet
21 John Gallagher
0 John Pleick
28I Jay Ziznewski

TRE DAME
9
4-11
0-2
14-24
0-0
2-6
7-20
3-5
0-2
6-14
0-0
als 36-84 1

r
3-6
0-0
9-9
0-0
1-1
1-3
0-0
1-1
0-0
[5-20

reb.
4
0
12
2
4
13
5
2
18
0
66

tp
11
0
37
0
5
15
6
0
13
0
87

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18-25 44 86

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Bably Blue blast Notre Dame

PASADENA, Calif. (/P-Athletic
director Don Canham of the Rose
Bowl-bound University of Michi- By MORT NOVECK{
gan predicted Tuesday the Big Special To The Daily
Ten athletic directors will recom-
mend that its "no-repeat" rule Johnson stole the ball and ran
regarding that postseason classic down the court for a quick t w o
will be repealed. points the first time Notre Dame
Canha aseaedabu tried to move the ball up t h e
Canham was asked about the floor it looked like the Michigan
prospects at a luncheon tendered frosh cagers would have no trouble
in the bowl itself by the Tourna- froshegrsh oh noube
Inent of Roses and Southern Cali- ithe freshmen of South Bend.
fornia news media. With one minor exception this
"I think there is a distinct pos- proved true throughout the first
sibility the directors will ask that half but the fighting Irish lived
the rule be repealed when they up to their nickname in the se-
meet Dec. 10," Canham replied. cond half to make things a bit
The Big Ten some years back sticky for a while.
voted that none of its team could Their efforts proved futile, how-
play twice in two years in the ever, as the Michigan frosh walk-
New Year's Day attraction. ed off the court with a 104-82
Assistant athletic director Bump victory.
Elliott. a member of the Michigan Michigan completely dominated
team which blanked the University play in the opening minutes of the
of Southern California 49-0 in contest, jumping out to a quick
1948, predicted the coming Wol- 8-0 lead. Thanks to the initial
verine-USC game will be a crowd- efforts of Johnson and H e n r y
pleasing contest. Wilmore the Wolverines held total
"It certainly won't be a scoreless control of the backboards.}
tie," Elliott said. The Irish made things close for

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a while, taking a 11-10 lead, but'
Johnson stole the ball again and
Michigan remained in front for
the remainder of the period, us-
ually by about 6 points, and went
off the court at half time with a
44-35 lead.
When the teams returned to the
floor after the half the Wolverines
looked like they were going to be
able to maintain their lead.
The Irish had other ideas, how-
ever, and fought back to take the
lead 60-59 with about twelve min-
utes left to play.
Though they were able to keep
it close for a while Notre Dame
couldn't keep up with Michigan's
hustling freshmen team. Thirteen
minutes into the scond period the
blue began to move ahead again,
led by Wilmore and Johnson who
hit for 18 and 15 points respective-
ly in the second half.
By the time the game ended it
had turned into a rout for the
Wolverines who won their second

straight by a 104-82 margin,
Johnson was high scorer for Mich-
igan with 27 points followed by
Wilmore with 20 and John Lock-
ard and Steve Bazelon with 12
apiece.
The closing minutes of the con-
test provided a good opportunity
for the Wolverines to work on
their fast break as they moved
down the court untouched by Irish
hands.
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