SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1967
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1967 THE MICHIGAN DAILY -. a ~w
From Ann Arbor:
Curd and Bunk Look
At Game, TV-Style
From East Lansing:
Low Blood Pressure, Big 'H,'
Silly Putty, and Dear Old 'Dad'
By CHUCK VETZNER
Today at 1:30 in - Yost Field
House the Michigan basketball
team will play Michigan State.
The game will =not be televised.
This is unfortunate because no
one will get to say
". .one of the great rivalries
in all basketball."
"Right you are Bunk Milkinson.
You might say this is one of those
games where you can throw out
the records. Michigan State is tied
for the lead in the Big Ten, and
Michigan is tied for last in the
conference. But it won't mean a
"Right you are Curd Growley.
And here's an interesting anecdote
about the game. We asked the
The office of Ticket Manager
Don Weir reported yesterday
that all seats for today's battle
have been sold, and cautioned
that those who have already
purchased tickets arrive early
in order to avoid a mass crowd-
out right before the game.
Game time is scheduled for
1:30 p.m. No local television
stations will be carrying a
Spartan's top rebounder, big 6' 7"
Matt Aitch how he pronounces his
name, and hie told us 'like the
eighth letter of the alphabet.'
"Ho-ho. Thanks, Bunk. You
know the rivalry between these
two schhols is almost unbelievable.
And although in the all-time to-
tals Michigan has won 50 times
while Michigan State has won on-
ly 33 times, you know they'll be
playing to win today.
"Right, Curd. And you know this
mammoth arena here brings back
a lot of memories to both of us,
I'm sure. The likes of Cazzie Rus-
sell, V. Murinus, Bill Buntin. They'
all got their start here."
Not to Mention .
"That's the scientific name for
a bat, Curd. I just did that for
laughs. I was going to throw in F.
Pigeon. That's .
"Right, Curd. I figured it was
too obvious." But getting to a ser-
ious note, this lovely place does
have a lot of history. Who could
ever forget Doug Herner driving
in for a basket to beat the Spar-
tans with only one second showing
on the scoreboard?
"Bunk, I believe that game was
played at Jenison Field House in
East Lansing. Besides, why do you
keep calling this place beautiful.
"We always call stadiums beau-
tiful. Have you ever heard an an-
nouncer call one a snake pit?"
"And both coaches really have
their teams fired up for this en-
counter. As you all know, the
Spartans defeated the Wolverines
in the final Big Ten game of the
season last year. And even though
Michigan had already won the
conference title, it's the kind of
loss that . . Well, I guess you
could say it .hurts their pride."
"Yes sir, Curd. You can call it
"Thanks, Bunk. So Michigan
will want to win this game even
more to get back at their Southern
neighbors, especially with the Wol-
verines hoping to upset MSU's title
East is East and ...
"Curd, you're absolutely right.
Michigan will really be out to beat
their Eastern neighbors."
"Bunk, in the few minutes we
have left, it might be a good idea
to look at some of the interesting
highlights of the game."
"Well, of course, we shouldl
mention that Michigan State is
located so close to Michigan that
the two are arch-rivals."
"That is a good point to bring
up. Bunk, I was looking at some
statistics and came across an in-
teresting item-that is, the simi-
larity between Aitch and the Spar-.
tans' fine sophomore forward, Lee
Lafayette. Aitch ranks tenth in
the league in scoring averaging
20 points a game, while Lafayette.
is just Ahead of him at 20.5 points
'Right, Lafayette is in ninth
place in scoring. I think we could
also mention the dissimilarity be-
tween Michigan's Ken Maxey and'
Craig Dill. Dill is quite a bit
"Yes, and we can contrast this
to Aitch and Lafayette who are
almost the same height."
"But even though the sopho-
more is an inch shorter, he's
leading the Big Ten in rebounding
with 17.5 a game."#
Like Uncle, Like Nephew?
"Another interesting think isI
that Art Baylor is related to Elgin,
Baylor. In fact Art is his ne-
"But of course that won't mean
much since Elgin won't be playing
-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
FRESHMAN GUARD RICK BLOODWORTH driyes past two unwary Michigan State defenders in
last night's Michigan frosh victory. The redheaded Bloodworth, who hit for a team high of 20
points last night, engineered the Michigan victory by popping in seven crucial points in the over-
time period. Bloodworth, one of three freshmen Wolverines on tender, was an All-Stater at Fern-
dale High last year.
Bloodworth Leads 'New Blue'
Past State in Overtiome, 7-6
By DENNIS CHASE
Associate Sports Editor
Michigan State News
That is the moniker they pin-
ned on Michigan State basketball
Coach John Benington when he
attended San Francisco Univer-
sity in the early 1940s. The name
has stuck and no wonder. Bening-
ton looks more like your old man
than your old man does.
But there is another reason for
the nickname. Benington took ov-
er a Spartan basketball team in
1964 that had won only one game
the year before, and MSU was get-
ting more of a reputation for los-
ing basketball games than for
But last year Benington led the
team to a 17-7 overall record, 10-
4 in the Big Ten, good for second
place behind . . . ahem, well, just
Great White Father
He has been "Old Dad", "New
Dad", "Granddad" and Father
Time" as far as the Spartans are
concerned. This year he has the
Spartans tied for the Big Ten
lead, and 7-3 in all games, and
there is no question that he is a
superb handler of men and a fine
His two best players from last
year, Stan Washington and Bill
Curtis, have graduated, and Ben-
ington has turned their two as-
signments over to 6-7, 236-pound
ceiter Matthew Aitch and 6-6,
206-pound forward Lee Lafayette.
Washington averaged 18 points
per game last season, and Curtis
16.4. So far, Aitch has averaged
18.3, and Lafayette 16.9, despite
the many problems of both play-
Aitch stays in shape about as
long as silly putty stays around.
Over Christmas vacation, he be-
came slow and chunky. 'He has to
run a lot to keep playing, or he
loses his timing," said Benington
at the time, and, to this day, the
coach keeps Aitch running the'
longest and the hardest at prac-
Lafayette is not without his dif-
ficulties either. "He has low
Benington said. "Apyway. he tires got three points and Rymal scor-
easily, and we have to constantly ed 15.
watch him at the end of most Neither Benington nor his as-
games to make sure he's okay." sistants are taking the Wolverines
Lafayette played the whole game lightly.
against Illinois and Iowa. Bening- "Michigan is in the same boat
ton says he has no idea why, but we could have been in," Bening-
Lafayette looked better at the end ton said. "They've played two
of the games than at the begin- games on the road and tough
ning. Northwestern at home. I visualiz-
And Benington is a inaster ed us being 0-2 playing at Illinois
"strategist." and against Iowa. We're in much
Benington's strategy worked last better shape than I anticipated."
Gus Ganakas, Benington's as-
Saturday against Iowa. Leadtingsistant coach who scouted the
Hawkeye scorer Tom Chapman Wolverines last week in their loss
had been averaging over 20 points to Illinois, agreed. "They can score
a game, but was making most of 90 points with ease, as they've
his oins fom ne ornr. en-been scoring a lot of points while
his points from one corner. Ben- losing,'' he' said. "They're not go-
ington told guard Steve Rymal to ing to be in last place very long.
crowd Chapman when the Hawk- They're the best last place team
eye went into that spot. Chapman I've ever seen."
By JOEL BLOCK
Led by a fantastic second half
performance by guard Rick Blood-
worth, the Michigan freshman
team battled through a hectic five
minute overtime period to beat
the Michigan State frosh squad,
75-69 last night.
Bloodworth scored 16 of his
team-leading 20 points after the
halftime intermission, including 7
out of Michigan's 10 points in
the overtime period.
MSU guard Steve Kirkpatrick
had tied the score at 65-all with
only five seconds left in regula-
Then with 2:30 left in the over-
time period, Spartan freshman
guard Lloyd Ward hit on a free
throw to give Michigan State a
Just a Little Time
It took only ten seconds for
Bloodworth, a Ferndale High pro-
duct, to get to work. He plopped
in a 15 foot jump shot to bring
the Wolverines within one point
of the Spartan freshmen.
Within another ten seconds,.
Bloodworth took a pass from cap-
tain Mark Henry and swept in
from the right side and put the
ball in to put Michigan ahead
A minute later, with 1:40 left
in the period, Bloodworth made a
repeat performance of the layup,
this time getting the feed from
reserve forward Chick Dobson. The
basket gave the freshmen a three
point lead and the game as they
added four free throws to bring
the score to 75-69 at the buzzer.
The game started out at a
snail's pace with the first half
being marked by multiple turn-
overs on both sides. At the 10:00
mark of the first half the score!
stood at Michigan 11, Michigan
Along with the several bad
passes was a flury of fouls by
Michigan freshman center Mike
Lawson and MSU guard LaMarr
Thomas. With less than five min-
utes gone after the tipoff both
were pulled out of the game with
three fouls apiece.
Bloodworth and 6'7" forward
Rudy Tomjanovich were both cold
from the field and freshman
coach Dick Honig took both out
for substitutions in the first
With 7:30 left to play the Wol-
verines pulled away to a 25-18
lead. They managed to hold their
lead for the rest of the half and
went into the locker room with
a six-point margin over the
Henry was th esparkplug in the
first half, popping 15 foot jumpers
for 11 of his 15 total points. Tom-
janovich added nine points and
intimidated the Michigan State
offense by snuffing five Spartan
At the second half tip, it looked
like the Wolverine freshmen were
going to run away with the game.
Tomjanovich got the tip to Law-
son who, in turn, fired the ball
into Bloodworth for an easy layup.
Michigan got another quick
bucket as Bloodworth intercepted
an errant MSU pass and streaked
all the way down the court for
two more points and a 10 point
Suddenly Thomas and Ward got
their shooting eyes back and they
pumped the Spartans to a 54-47
lead with 13:30 left in the second
Three minutes later, Honig put
the freshmen into a zone press,
trying to force the Spartans into
the same mistakes they were mak-
ing in the first half..
It worked. Within four minutes
Bloodworth stole the ball five times
from the MSU guards and Tom-
janovich intercepted two passes.
With six minutes to go the two
combined to regain the lead for
Michigan. Bloodworth frisked
Ward of the ball, faked around
another Spartan defender and laid
the ball up. It bounced a little
too hard off the backboard and
Tomjanovich looked like a volley-
ball player as he spiked the ball
through, making the score 57, State
The Wolverines increased their
lead to 63-60 with just 2:25 left
in the game. But costly mistakes
gave the Spartans an opening to
tie the score at the end of regu-
After a time-out, they took too
long to put the ball in play and
MSU freshman forward Bob Gale
converted the Wolverine miscue
into a basket. Ward made one of
two free throws with a minute
left to knot the score at 63-63.
Again Bloodworth came througn
with a clutch layup, taking a pass
from Fraumann to put the Wol-
verines ahead 65-63. With 10 sec-
onds left in regulation time, State
called a time out with the ball
under the Michigan basket.
Blew It for the Blue
"That's where I blew it for us,"
said freshman Coach Honig. "I
had forgotten that they were still
shooting fouls without the one-
and-one bonus. I should have tolei
one of the guys with one or two
personals to foul someone on their
team. Then they would have gotten
only one foul shot and we would
have won by a point."
What did happen was the layup
by guard Steve Kirkpatrick which
forced the Wolverines to go into
the five minute overtime period
to win the game.
Forward Bill Fraumann made
himself obnoxious to the Spartan
offense as he scrapped for the ball
and swept the defensive boards
time after time.
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IN THE BIG TEN:
'Cats Chase Hawke yes
As Gophers Meet Ohio
Limited by semester breaks to
but three games, Big Ten basket-
ball action today includes the two
teams tied : for the conference
leadership with identical 2-0 rec-
ords, Michigan State and North-
In addition to the scheduled
encounter between Michigan State
and last place Michigan, Coach
Larry Glass' Wildcats will set out
to extend their conference record
to 3-0, as they go against Iowa's
Hawkeyes in Evanston. Iowa, cur.-
'ently 1-1 in conference action,'
saw their lone defeat last week
when they bowed to the Spartans,
79-70. By virtue of the calibre of
the team that meted out Iowa's
setback, Northwestern, led by con-
ference scoring leader Jim Burns,
cannot take the highly-regarded
In the other conference match,
cellar dweller Minnesota will meet
Ohio State in Columbus. Ohio
State, led by junior center Billy
Hosket, fell last week to Indiana
by one point, 81-80, and is other-
wise considered a possible dark
horse contender for the Big Ten
crown. Minnesota, plagued by in-
experience, has not been able to
get off the ground this season,
standing, like Michigan, 0-3 in
Wisconsin; Indiana, Purdue, and
Illinois remain idle, a full slate
of conference games not scheduled
until Feb. 7.
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M' Draws Blood
G F P T
6 2-5 3 14
6 1-2 5 13
2 0-1 4 4
9 2-5 0 20
5 5-6 2 15
1 3-4 1 5
1 2-3 0 4
MICHIGAN STATE FROSH
G F P T
Gale 7 3-5 3 17
Thomas 2 0-1 5 4
Gibbons 7 4-6 5 18
Kirkpatrick 2 0-2 2 4
Bince 1 1-4 1 3
Steenken 0 0-0 1 0
Totals 29 11-24 21 69
MICHIGAN FROSH 26 49-75
MSU FROSH. 32 37-69
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