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Russell, Clawson Spark 'M' Win, 71-63

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Acting Sports Editor
Coach Dave Strack's hands, pink
as a rare steak with a rawness
no dishwater and detergent could
inflict, told you what kind of
game it had been for a basketball
Some coaches pull hair, others
scream abusively, and a few just
weep with heads in lap, but Strack
claps-sometimes maniacally-ex-
horting his team to SCORE,
SCORE, SCORE if the contest is
close. Last night against Tennes-
see (yes, they do play basketball
down there) he was at his mad-
clap best as Michigan struggled
to a 71-63 triumph.
"You shouldn't have to subject
yourself to this so early," moaned
Strack, hands clasped, after the
And it was something to be sub-
jected to, I'll tell you.
Negative Ball
Tennessee is college basketball's
avowed champion of negative bas-
ketball. The Volunteers don't go
out on the court determined to
score more than the opposition.
Their hardcourt weltanschauung is
to hold the enemy to zero or
close to it. This philosophy netted
80 per cent victories last season,
and the best defensive statistics
in the nation.
This kind of basketball is nuts
and bolts mechanical. It com-
pensates for lack of real talent.
But as Michigan showed, it gen-
erally can't beat ability. Cazzie
Russell does not respect defense.
There was probably no real
turning point in the court tete a
tete. Michigan was simply about
eight points better.
The Wolverines couldn't afford
to hide much against Tennessee

as they might have done against
some sacrificial lamb. They un-
veiled a full-court zone press, ala
UCLA, and harassed the Vols with
Bruin-like vigor. Michigan's big
man, Craig Dill or Jim Myers flap-
ped his arms and tried to intimi-
date the man taking the ball out
of bounds. John Clawson and John
Thompson covered the backcourt
area, Cazzie positioned himself at
the center line looking for the long
pass, and Oliver Darden played
goalie, in effect, spiking hopes for
an easy cripple. Strack admits that
some of the philosophy behind the
maneuver is similar to John Wood-
en's west coast formula. What the
defense also means-though does
not say it in so many words - is
that this year's team can run
miles further than last year's be-
cause Bill Buntin is gone.
Lean Post
Buntin was a magnificent play-
er, the best college center in the,
nation last season, but he had
midriff bulge which meant the
press was not a viable alterna-
tive. This year, Michigan's man
in the' post is built like a post so
the pressure will be on. '
Last night's unveiling not only
displayed a slick new defense but'
some old names in different roles.
John Clawson drilled eight for
16 from the field plus four of

six from the line for 20 big ones,
While Tennessee was surrounding
Cazzie, Clawson was taking aim.
John Thompson moved well at
guard, but Craig Dill was pushed
around in the pivot, snagging a
mere three rebounds. His replace-
ment, Jim Myers, operated aggres-
sively in his short opportunity and
stuck some pizazz into the zone
Still The Caz
But with all the strategems and
rookies it was still Cazzie that
made the show. He scored 29
points, plucked 10 rebounds, and,
flashed four assists. It took over
six minutes for him to record a
field goal, but he quickened the
pace after that. And Cazzie ex-
hibited the same gusto and flam-
boyance on the court that has
made basketball a continuous joy
at Michigan for four years.
As a corn-chip munching re-
porter from Knoxville blurted out
after watching Cazzie send a draft
down the Volunteers' backs, "he's
something else, ain't he."
Cazzie is something else. Ten-
nessee Coach Ray Mears wished
he were somewhere else, however.
The game was a zig zag affair
from the start. Michigan would
Crunch ahead, make grand indica-
tions of pulling a rout, and then
the Vols would call time, absorb

a Mears lip lashing, and go out to 64-61 lead. But Clawson popped
play like Batnen. from 20 feet, Cazzie converted a
A typical example of this dedi- free throw, and Darden plunked:
cated spurtiness came when the a layup off a Michigan semistall.
Strack finally stopped clapping.
For Tennessee it was one of
FbA Meeting those games you can say was good
The Michigan chapter of the for you with a week's recuperation.I
Fellowship of Christian Ath- Michigan annointed a couple Vol-
letes will hold a meeting to- unteer sophomores with the heal-
night at 10:00 in the Sports thy oil of noble lefeat. The game
Bldg. at 1000 S. State. Former also showed that Ron Widby, even
NFL star Dave Middleton will after only eight days practice (he
be a guest speaker at the meet- got a knee injury in football) is
ing. one of the better players in the
Wolverines held a 60-51 margin Ray Mears has written a book
with seven minutes left. Six free (what coach hasn't?) entitled "It's
throws and two jumpers later All a State of Mind."
Michigan was gasping with a lean Well, maybe.

By Tlhe Asocated JPress

PHILADELPHi1A -- F o u r t h -
ranked St. Joseph's of Philadel-
phia trounced Hlofstra 96-57 last
night in the second game of the
season's first basket ball double-
header at the Pales ra.
In the opener, Hubie Marshall
scored 42 points to lead LaSalle to
a 97-73 victory over Albright.
It was a team effort for St.
Joseph's, which started off just
the way they ended last season
with a 26-3 record.
Bill Cakes led the scoring. with'
20 points, followed by Cliff Ander-
son with 17, Matt Goukas 14 and
Tom Duff 12. Mike Pollack was
high for Hofstra with 16.1
St. Joseph's took charge in the
opening minutes and connected,
for seven straight shots to grab a
15-4 advantage. At one point, be-
fore the starting five was taken
out, the Hawks led by 41 points.
In the first half, which ended
with St. Joseph's ahead 42-21, the
Hawks ran up two 11-point strings}
in separate scoring sprees.
* * *
Jayliawks iWin
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Eighth-
ranked Kansas, led by Wale Wes-
ley's 20 points, broke it open in

Missouri had tied it up with 17
seconds left on a jump shot by
Ron Coleman who was the high
scorer with 27 points. The Tigers
went into a press with the Buck-
eyes leading 74-68 and started
catching up.
Ohio State had led from midway
of the first half, was ahead 31-28
at halftime and held a lead of as
much as 10 points, 48-38, in the
second half.
With the Buckeyes leading by
eight points, 70-62, with 2 minutes
and 50 seconds to go, a Missouri
sub, Henry Pinkney, hit a set shot,
then a jump shot to bring the
Tigers up to 66-71.
Ron Sepic led Ohio State scorers
with 18 points. Missouri was out-
rebounded 50-29, but outshot Ohio
State 42 per cent to 35 per cent.
* * *
Badgers Fall
MADISON, Wis. - Nebraska's
Cornhuskers, displaying an abund-
ance of offensive power, whipped
Wisconsin 101-88 last night in a
non-conference basketball opener
for both schools.
Senior Grant Simmons set Ne-
braska's blistering pace with 29
points and four other Cornhuskers
scored in double figures. They

Any More Volunteers?


12-24 5-7 10 1 29
3-10 0-0 2 3 6
1-3 0-0 3 2 2
8-16 4-6 6 4 20
3-8 2-5 12 4 8
3-4 0-0 2 1 6
0-0 0-0 0 1 0
30-65 11-18 38 16 71

G F It P 'T
McIntosh 2-9 6-6 5 4 10
Coffmann 0-0 2-5 1 4 2
Robbins 4-9 5-6 7 2 13
Bayne 4-5 0-0 7 4 8
Widby 9-19 5-5 7 0 23
Hend~rix 3-3 1-2 3 2 7
Totals 22-45 19-24 32 16 63
MICHIGAN 37 34-71
TENNESSEE 34 29-63

the last seven minutes of the first yielded scoring honors, however,
half and overwhelmed Arkansas to Wisconsin sophomore J o e
81-52 in the season's basketball Franklin who sank 30.
opener for both clubs last night. Nebraska pulled away midway
The Jayhawks led only 17-15 through the second half to open
after 122 minutes, before a 10-0 up a 72-65 lead on baskets by
spurt in a four-minute span made Willie Campbell and Nate Branch.
it 27-15. By halftime, it was 43-28. The Cornhuskers broadened the
Kansas is the Big Eight title margin to 91-73 for their largest
favorite, lead late in the game.
The 6-foot-11 Wesley drew his The two teams had traded
third foul with 5:36 left in the command in a tight first half with,
half and played less than three Nebraska leading 50-49 at inter-
periods. Bob Wilson, 6-foot-7 mission.
transfer from Western Michigan, Nebraska showed a solid de-
had 17 points for Kansas and Al fense under the basket, holding
Lopes had 14 before leaving with Wisconsin's two pivotmen to four
an injured ankle with 11:31 left. points while forcing the Badgers

down 28 rebounds to dominate the
Georgetown managed to stick
with the Cardinals through the
first half and trailed 32-26 at in-
termission. But Louisville overpow-
ered the Tigers in the first seven
minutes of the second half, pull-
ing to a comfortable 47-31 ad-
vantage with 13:22 remaining.
. * .
Irish Get Scare
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre
Dame shot a cold 29 per cent from
the field and had to come from
17 points behind to beat Lewis
College 75-69 last night in the
opening basketball game for the
Notre Dame led at 2-0 but
tralfed for more than 35 minutes
before regaining the lead at 67-65.
The Irish were down 39-22 with
three minutes left in the first half
and trailed 41-31 at halftime.
They were still 11 points behind
at 62-51 with 8:25 to play.
. Duane Szymkowski of Lewis
topped the scoring with 22 points,
hitting 9 of 22 shots from the
field. Jim Monahan led Notre
Dame with 15 points. Bob Bentley
sparked Notre Dame's closing
rally, coming off the bench and
scoring 11 points in the last five
* * *
Bradley Bats UMW
PEORIA, Ill.-With five players
hitting in double figures, includ-
ing 21 points each for Ernie
Thompson and Joe Allen, Bradley
opened its basketball season last
night by trouncing Wisconsin-Mil-
waukee 104-68.
Bradley zipped into a 9-0 lead
as UMW missed its first 11 shots
and the closest the losers came
thereafter was 19-10 as the ninth-
ranked Braves moved into a 49-24
bulge at halftime.
Eddie Jackson with 14 points,
Ron Martin with 12 and Walt
Slater with 10 supplemented the
Bradley attack. Four players hit
for doubles for UMW-Todd Fred-
enberg with 15, Dennis Murphy
14, Larry Reed 12 and Phil Micha-
lovitz 11.
Bradley made good on 47 of 94
floor shots for 50 per cent while
UMW hit only 28 out of 73 for 38
per cent.
* * *
Drake Dumps WJ
DES MOINES - Drake, looking
ragged in its season opening
basketball game, out-shot a short-
er William Jewell 96-68 last night.
The Bulldogs of the Missouri
Valley Conference, passing poorly
and shooting wildly at times, led
by as much as 31 points late in
the second half. Although they
were in from by 20 points at one
point in the first half William
Jewell cut the margin to 44-31 at
With the second half less than
four minutes gone Drake's lead
was cut to seven points, but the
Bulldogs shot in front 64-44 with
the second about half finished.
Bob Netolicky made 11 of 17
field goal attempts and added four
free throws to lead Drake with
-26 points. He also captured 17
rebounds as the taller Bulldogs
pulled in 83 rebounds to 47 for
William Jewell.
Drake, hitting only 34 per cent
from the field in the first half,
wound up with a shooting per-
centage of 42. William Jewell
averaged 33 per cent from the




J. B. McConnell led the Razor-
backs with 16 points.
K a n s a s out - rebounded t h e
shorter Southwest Conference clubj
66-44 and hit 45 per cent from
the field to .28 per cent. The
crowd of 9,500 was largest for an
opening night in several years.
M * *

to shoot from outside. The taller
Cornhuskers controlled the back-
boards with ease.
* * *
Indiana Takes First
cut down its fouling in the second
half and beat St. Joseph's of In-


-Daily-Jim Lines
Michigan's John Clawson (34) waited three years to get a
regular season start, and last night he was rewarded for his
trouble. Clawson played center in high school, guard at Michigan,
and was finally switched to forward. His 20 points against
Tennessee indicates he's where he belongs. Ron Widby is
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