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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEXI

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1,1966 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVEN

Cag e'rs
By CHUCK VETZNER
Once you learn to ride a bike
or swim, you don't forget.
Unfortunately for the Michigan
basketball team, the skilled re-
bounding doesn't 'work quite the
same way. It's a knack that some-
times you have and sometimes
you don't.
The Wolverines lost the art on
Saturday and almost lost a game
to lowly Wisconsin. And with the
team still sucking wind from that
effort, they have to remain coiled
for more jumping duty tonight at
8 p.m. when they host Illinois at
Yost Field House.
Assistant Coach Jim Skala has
scouted the Illini twice and comes
to the conclusion that one of the
best ways to beat them is on the
boards.,Skala, who relishes a good
rebound, also said the same for
the Badger encounter. The close
shave indicates the sagacity of his
advice.
But the statistics show there is
no reason for the Wolverines to
fret. Four of the five Illinois start-
ers don't measure up to the 6'5"
proportions of Michigan's John
Clawson. And get this. Clawson
is next to the shortest guy on the
Blue's starting team.
Even more hilarious, one of Il-
linois' forwards is listed at 6'1 1/2".
That's puny even for a decent
I-M team. This particular forward,
however, is a little above intra-
uiral caliber.

Take On Shorter Illini

BACK TO NINTH:
AP Rates M Again
Duke Retains First

His name is Don Freeman and
Wisconsin Coach Johnny Erick-
son calls him "probably the best
player in the league." Cazzie Rus-
sell and Lou Hudson might have
escaped Erickson's thoughts at the
moment that statement was made,
but Freeman is among the best.
"He's certainly among the top
five," nods Skala. "And as for
jumping, he plays like he's 6'6".
He just about jumps out of the
gym."
He might be too short for the
NBA, and a group called the Har-
lem Globetrotters are hoping
that's the case.
Freeman is averaging about 25
points per outing, pickup up
oodles of assists, and snaring more
rebounds than a fellow his size
should.
Another Illini who evens out
the rebounding story is center
Rich Jones, the lone starter taller
than Clawson. At 6'7", sophomore
Jones has been averaging 18
points a game in conference play.
Skala notes that many of his tal-
lies are off tip-in shots.
Jones replaces the graduated
Skip Thoren who was four inches
taller, but Illinois Coach Harry
Combes is pleased with Jones'
greater speed which enables the
team to do more running.
His main disadvantage is inex-
perience at playing with his back
to the basket, the spot a pivot
man is in. Many feel Jones wouldI

be more comfortable at forward
where he would be more able to
take advantage of a delicate jump
shot.
Guard Jim Dawson is only six
feet tall and is not the type who
dominates the backboards. But
his 17 points a game scoring aver-
age points out another character-
istic of the Illini.
They can shoot. Dawson, Jones
and Freeman give Illinois three of
the Big Ten's top scorers. Last
Friday, the team took on Notre
Dame after a long lay off for
finals. As a result, they should
have been rusty. The actual result
was a shellacking for the Irish
as the Illini's run and shoot tac-
tics netted 120 points.
Combes crew is still in the run-
ning for the title with a 3-1 rec-
ord, although a weak defense
should result in too many defeats
for them to win it all.
But if they're just getting into
the swing of things with their hot
shooters, the Wolverines had bet-
ter be braced for a determined
push. The Illini would like to help
Michigan forget what it's like to
be the champ.
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TV and Tickets
Michigan's basketball game with
the Illini will be televised via
WKBD, Channel 50, starting 45
minutes after the opening tip-off,
at 8:45 p.m. There are still some
tickets left for the contest.

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By The Associated Press
Michigan climbed back into the
Top Ten after an absence of sev-
eral weeks in the latest poll by the
Associated Press sportswriters yes-
terday.
The Wolverines, who slipped
from a No. 3 rating with three
consecutive losses over the holi-
days, have now won seven in a row,
including five in the Big Ten.
Michigan meets Illinois and In-
diana this week.
The Duke Blue Devils held No.
1 ranking in the weekly basketball
poll by rolling to their 13th
straight victory Saturday night at
the expense of North Carolina
State.
Beaten only by South Carolina
in 16 starts this season, Duke now
has a week off from active com-
petition until its game with West
Virginia Feb. 7.
Unbeaten Kentucky ran its win-
ning streak to 14 by beating Loui-
siana State and Auburn last week,
and remained on Duke's heels in
the No. 2 spot.
Of the 42 sportswriters and
sportcasters voting in the weekly
poll, 24 named Duke first, while
17 put Kentucky on top. The
other first-place went to Dayton,
which was unranked, despite its
upset victory over St. Joseph's of
Pennsylvania.
Vanderbilthedged past Provi-
dence into third place. The Com-
modores rolled over Louisiana
State with ease and Providence
boosted its record to 13-1 by
downing Niagara by 13 points.
Vanderbilt's game with Kentucky
Wednesday is one of the big ones
this week.

Loyola of Chicago defeated Mar-
shall, UCLA and Kansas State and
advanced to fifth place in the
rankings, followed by unbeaten
Texas Western, winner of 14
straight.
Idle Kansas, which returns to
action Saturday against Missouri,
moved up to seventh place and
St. Joseph's dropped from fifth
to eighth after its upset by
Dayton.
Cincinnati, which split even in
two games last week, slipped to
the 10th spot.
UCLA, national champion the
last two seasons, dropped out of
the Top Ten after its defeat by
Loyola of Chicago.
The voting with first-place
ballots in parentheses, records
and points on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-
3-2-1 basis:
1. Duke (24) 15-1 398
2. Kentucky (17) 14-0 386
3. Vanderbilt 15-2 276
4. Providence 13-1 271
5. Chicago Loyola 15-1 217
6. Texas Western 14-0 189
7.Kansas 14-3 108
8. St. Joseph's, Pa. 13-4 75
9. MICHIGAN 11-4 49
10. Cincinnati 14-3 30
Others receiving votes, listed
alphabetically: Boston College,
Bradley, Davidson, Dayton 1,
Fairfield, Florida, Houston, Lou-
isville, Nebraska, New Mexico,
Ok saho a City, Princeton,
Rhode Island, St, John's, N.Y.,
SanFrancisco, Syracuse, Texas
Tech, UCLA, Utah, Virginia
Tech, Western Kentucky,
Wichita.

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By STEVE FICK
He sniffled, coughed, and rasped
first-but pardner, when he said
it, he smiled.
"The team as a whole was very.
encouraging," commented coach
Don Canham, still suffering from
some of the results of last Satur-
day's trip to the cold, cold reaches
of Kalamazoo, while gloating over
others.
"Our performance (two firsts,
four seconds and eight thirds in a
meet where no team scores were
kept) looks even better when you
realize that our best miler, (Jim)
Dolan, and our best half miler,
(Cecil) Norde, were sick and didn't
run."
Clears 15'
Canham was especially happy
with George Canamare, who tied
for third in the pole vault with a

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a leg-lift machine and will prob-
ably be able to help the team quite
a bit this year.
Fast Dash
That 60-yard dash, by the way,
was won by Notre Dame's Bill
Hurd in the meet and fieldhouse
record time of 6.0 seconds (the
world record is 5.9). Hurd, a soph-
omore, runs with his arms held
straight and away from his body,
leaning forward more than most
runners--all of which makes him
look like a bird getting ready to
zoom off into the sky.
Other top performances were
turned in by Jack Harvey and
Steve Leuchtman, who copped
first and second places in the
shot put, respectively. Harvey's
best effort going 55'%".
Tom Kearney, a Michigan fresh-
man (running unattached in the
open division) clocked a 1:55.9
half mile to take second place in
that event, while Watler Norris
took second in the broad jump.
Third Places
Woody Fox, a sophomore, took
third in the high hurdles. Other
third place medals were won by
Brian Kelly in the three-quarter
mile, Elmer Morales in the 1000-
yard run, and freshman Steve
Bishop - competing unattached -
in the two-mile run.
Michigan freshmen performed
very well in the novice division,
too, claiming four firsts and
numerous other places.
Bob Johnson smashed the old
shot-put record with a toss - of
49'11/2", while Ron Kutchinski
reeled off a record 1:12.4 in the
600 to win that event. Larry Mid-
lam tied a novice record in win-
ning the 60-yard high hurdles in
7.5 seconds.
Gary Knickerbocker and Bill
Davis took first and third in the
high jump with heights of 6'6"

and 6'4", respectively. Jim Olson
took two places, finishing second
in the half mile and third in the
100-yard run.
Big Meet Coming
Both the freshmen and the var-
sity have another big meet this
weekend - the Michigan Relays,
which will be held in Yost Field
House.
Top teams such as Michigan
State, Western Michigan, Miami of
Ohio and many others will be
competing, with the novice divi-
sion going at it on Friday and the
open division on Saturday.

B aekborard
PielesDill
Tradition and Yost Fieldhouse
have their sacred spots in the
hearts of Wolverine fans, but for
Craig Dill the inherent glamour of
Michigan's a n c i e n t basketball
home is little compensation for a
severely cut ear.
Dill was injured yesterday dur-
ing practice when one of the
backboards shattered while he was
dunking the ball. Yesterday's was
the second backboard to meet such
an inexplicable end this season-
a phenomenon not altogether
pleasing to the basketball players.
Age and the low temperatures
(inside) are the two most plausible
reasons for the "explosion."
Dill was taken to the hospital,
but reports indicate that the in-
jury is not critical or permanent.
The 6'10" center will probably play
with a protective guard on his ear
in tonight's contest.

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mark of 15'-"much better than
what he was doing last year at
this time" -- and Roy Woodton,
who grabbed a first in the high
hurdles and a third in the lows,
also starting off the year with a
better performance than he did
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