WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1966
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1906 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEiTEN
By HOWARD KOHN
Just what are the agrarian-
lovers of Michigan's famed agri-
cultural college producing in their
East Lansing experimental barn-
It's either that or Duffy
Daugher y and John Benington
have the closest alliance to Olym-
pus since the Greeks invented
After defying the unfriendly
prognostications of the football
critics and capturing the Big Ten
gridiron title last fall, Michigan
State is now causing looks of sur-
prise and consternation around
the conference cage circle. The
Jolly Green "Giants have non-
chalantly walked off with three
consecutive Big Ten wins and are,
tied for first with defending
Just How Good?
How good are the Spartans and
how long will their state of grace
"State is no flash in the pan;"
said Michigan freshman coach
Tom Jorgensen bluntly. "They1
were among my preseason selec-]
tions for title contenders, and I'm
not surprised by their perform-
"Sophomore Matthew Aitch and
John Baily have come through to
go along with their returning
corps of Bill Curtis and Stan
Washington," explained Jorgensen.
"Washington especially has
changed from a talented but erra-
tic player into a consistent high
scorer and team leader."
Coming to Michigan State un-
der the dismal shadow of a 1-13
conference record last year, for-
mer Drake mentor Benington has
been amazed by his team's surge
to the top.
"Our consistency off the back-
boards and our shooting per-
formance from the floor is a very
pleasant shock," gushed a happy
Benington after Baily's 24 points
led MSU to victory over Ohio
State last Saturday.
Benington's attitude today is a
far cry from last fall's pessimistic,
though seemingly rational, out-
look. "I don't see how we can be
a conference championship fac-
tor," predicted the new coach
when he saw his charges in prac-
tice then. "But I do think we can
surprise somebody this winter."
And so they have, following the
Duffy-blazed Good Luck trail.
Meanwhile, in Iowa City, the
Hawkeyes are also stuck in the
throes of a jinx that began when
their offensive football line col-
lapsed last fall and is continuing
on the hardcourt. "Hardluck
Iowa" is the forlorn moan that
echoed from Indiana to Iowa last
night after the Hawkeyes lost
their second Big Ten tilt to the
upset-minded Hoosiers. r
Rated by experts' before the
season as a definite threat for
championship honors, Iowa is now
buried in the second division with
a 1-2 mark.
"Iowa muffed an excellent op-
portunity for a fast start," com-
mented Jorgenson. "They had two
relatively easy road engagements
and lost both of them."
Wounded and desperate, the
Hawkeyes return home to face
none other than Benington and
crew this Saturday.
"It's a do or die situation for
them," said Jorgensen. "They
can't afford another loss so early
in the season."
One at a Time
Benington has a set policy of
"playing teams one at a time,"
but it's no secret that he'd enjoy
a big triumph over the Iowans
who twice trounced MSU last
While Iowa waits and ponders,
two other Big Ten contenders are
drilling in earnest for a crucial:
clash at Yost Fieldhouse. Michigani
and Minnesota meet Saturday in
a battle of Hudson vs. Russell,
challenger vs. champion and pride
"Although I won't say the game
will decide the championship, it
will be extremely important for
both teams," emphasized Minne-
sota coach John Kundia.
Saturday's match will mark the
last meeting between the two "M
for Mighty" quintets in the Rus-
sell-Hudson era. Michigan has
won three out of four since Cazzie
moved into a starting slot three
years ago, and the Gophers are'
smarting for revenge.
The Wolverines won the cham-
pionship both years while Min-
nesota ended up third and second.
Currently, Cazzie and Co. are tied
for the top spot with the Spartans
at 3-0, while Minnesota is in
fourth with an even 1-1 record.
Michigan State stunned the
Hudson-less Gophers in their
opener, but Hudson came back to
direct his teammates to a con-
quest of Indianalast weekend.
Lou Hudson, the "Mr. Every- injury to his wrist on Dec. 18
thing" man who was third in the sent Gopher title hopes plum-
Big Ten scoring race last year, is meting. But all was not lost, and
to the Minnesota Gophers what the 6'5" senior returned to the
12 inches is to a foot. His untimely lineup with a two-pound plaster
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cast extending from fingers to
elbow against the Hoosiers.
"His quick moves and innate
ability compensated for the in-
jury," explained Jorgensen who
scouted the game for the Wol-
verines. "He didn't try any jump
shots, but his left-handed layups
Watson Praises Hudson
Indiana coach Lou Watson was
even more effusive in his praise
of the one-armed bandit, "I don't
know whether there is another
player in the country who could
have done what I saw Hudson do.
I don't think Michigan has any-
body who can take Hudson and
stop him, one handed or not."
Hudson is teaming up with team
captain Archie Clark who "came
into his own while Hudson was
Caging the Cats'
Kentucky's unbeaten and ag-I
gressive Wildcats are making
steady strides towards the -top of
the Associated Press college poll.
With their impressive win over
previously third ranked Vander-
bilt 98-83 last Saturday, Baron
Adolph Rupp's Bluegrass bombers
have climbed to within three
points of first ranked Duke.
Duke, riding a 12-game winning
streak after losing to South Caro-
lina, clings to first place with 338
points. The Blue Devils collected
24 first place votes while Kentucky
posted 17. Duke, which has been
first for six weeks since their
double victory over UCLA, is slow-
ly losing its first place margin.
Following the Blue Devils and
Wildcats are St. Joseph's of Phila-
delphia, Providence and Vander-
bilt which slipped to fifth after
losing to Kentucky.
Kansas made the greatest gains
of the week, jumping to sixth on
the AP poll. Bradley follows clear-
ly in seventh with a 14-2 record.
Unbeaten Texas Western (12-0)
is eighth and Loyola of Chicago,
now 12-1, moved into the top ten
as the No. 9 team.
UCLA, the erratic defending
national champs, lost to upset
minded Stanford and slipped to
the bottom of the top,ten with a
While not being reinstated in
the top ten, Michigan's Wolver-
ines received votes along with two
other Big Ten teams, Michigan
State and Iowa.
Four of the top teams, includ-
ing both Duke and Kentucky, are
idle this week because of semester
The Top Ten, with first-place
votes in parentheses, won-lost rec-
ords through games of Saturday,
Jan. 15, and total points:
1. Duke (24) (14-1) 338
3. Kentucky (17) (12-0) 335
3. St. Joseph's (11-2) 323
4. Providence (12-i) 231
5. Vanderbilt (14-2) 212
6. Kansas (13-2). 168
7. Bradley (14-2) 160
8. Texas Western (12-.0) 134
9. Chicago Loyola (12-1) 43
10. UCLA (10-4) 31
out of the lineup" according to
Michigan will counter with a
hetereogenous five which has pro-
duced three thrilling victories.
Northwestern tangles with Ohio
State in the other weekend con-
test, while four Big Ten teams-
Illinois, Indiana, Purdue and Wis-
consin-beat a hasty retreat to
the books for semester exams.
Illinois, with a 3-1 mark, is the
only other prominent threat in
the scrambled Big Ten race. "The
conference is well balanced this
year, admitted Jorgensen. "It
isn't as tough as last year, but
the 1965 squads were. . . excep-
Commenting on the number of
losses the 1966 champion could
incur, Jorgensen replied, "It would
take a magician to predict that,
but I do think it will be difficult
for any team to go undefeated.
There are always those 'easy'
games which suddenly turn into
disasters, in addition to the 'rough'
If, by chance, both Michigan
and Michigan State should survive
the battle of the fittest and win
their initial 13 league games, the
two schools would meet in a show-
down in the season finale at East
Big Ten Standings
OLIVER DARDEN, MICHIGAN'S BIG "0," scores two of Michi-
gan's 93 points against Northwestern Saturday night. This
partcular Darden effort is 'a semi-hook pushed over the out-
stretched arms of Northwestern's 6'8" center, Jim Pitts.
Clemson 70, The Citadel 61
Bethany 62, Wheeling 52
Indiana Central 80, Hanover 67
Florida 74, Florida State 65
Bluffton 93, Cedarville 78
Wittenberg 70, Heidelberg 60
Salem 98, West Liberty 82
Muskingum 73, Kenyon 70
Greenville 73, Rose Poly 64
Florida A&M 109, Tuskegee Inst. 85
Georgia Southern 66, Stetson 62
Nebraska 83, Kansas 75
Winston Salem St. 94, Morgan St. 79
DePaul 81, Niagara 61
Gallaudet 109, Salisbury (Md) St. 87
Pittsburg (Kan) St. 74, St. Benedicts
Texas A&M 64, Texas 57
Eastern Illinois 84, Ball State 75
Furman 78, Wofford 75 (ovt)
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