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By HOWARD KOHN and North Carolina for Da e feint play to the beat of Dixiei
Special To The Daily Stick's mistake-prone cagers. drums. For the slightly inebriat-
DURHAM--Bang' went Duke Evens Record ed, it was a feeling of compau-
Indoor Stadium last night. For Duke Coach Vic Bubas and ionsnip to watch side-step, arm
A slim-striped Dixieland band his nationally ranked Blue Devils flourishing "you 11 pull his arm
blasted out a "tear-em-up give- -knocked off the night before by he'll get to a referee."
em-hell" rebel song. Mini-skirted the upstart VPI Gobblers 85-71--- For both Strack and Bubas. it
cheerleaders exploded with a jerk. the bludgeoning evened their rec- was cj.aring the bench to checkj

Svishing the soft jumper, driv-
ing in under the basket and s1ip-
ping niioothly into position, Gol-
den drew compliments from both
"I was very much impressed
with him," praised Strack. "He did
a wonderful job coming off the


oening tip and ran past Bubas' foot jump shots," he explained.
h-'sitating Devils to an early 10-4 Bubas was certain that "confi-
lead, but Verga's breakaway lay- dence was the thing tonight." rhe
ups narrowed it to 10-9 and Reidy Blue Devils had been "awfully
;ut Duke ahead with a jumper tight" in their shocking loss to
with 6:38 gone. Virginia Tech.
The Wolverines, impatient to The Duke mentor now has five
rip through Duke's zone defense, days to prepare his basketball
ra n into foul trouble midway powerhouse for UCLA Friday.
through the half and Strack sub- Bubas is conceding nothing to
s iiuted freely. the respected Bruins, and insists
Ken Maxey replaced Bankey, "We'll have to be shown.
C. A. Adams went in for Dill, and SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR-
D .ve McClellan subbed for Ste- S

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Rabid Blue Devil fans yelled, "go ord at 1-1. on second and t.,ird stringers. A'- bench."
to hell VPI, Michigan, and UCLA." Duke's machine-gun riddlers together 28 players saw action. Golden teamed with fast-break-
Even the official used a gun I flashed through Michigan's bat,- Greatest Game of my Life' ing All-America Bob Verga to pull
instead of a buzzer. tle fatigued man-to-man defense For sophomore guard Dave Gol- the Wolverines out of position time
And, shot down by Duke's fired in rapid succession. den. subbing for starter Ron Wen- after time.
up Blue.Devils, Michigan was bur- It was Everett Dirksen debating delio. it was ihe "greatest ane . . .
ied in the historic ivy-covered with Elmer Fudd, the U.S. Selec- of my hie." scoring with 17 points, one b. hind
Indoor Stadium, which echoed and tive Service going to court with Bubas sent in Golden after Wen- shorward Bo eiys 1.
re-echoed the raucous sound of a Mvlario Savio, Cassius Clay meet- deain r ad again proved ineffecr ual flashy forward Bob Reidys 18.t
96-75 Duke victory ing Car Ward. in grduated Steve Vaceaks Michigan actually grabbed the
The loss, second in a row, for For the independent fan, after Ispot, and the 6' 19-year-old ou'i'p-
the Wolverines, finished a two- the first 15 minutes, it was, pleas- ed th'ough a game-leading 25
game sweep through Tennessee ant viewing, topsy-turvy, fake and 1 oints.
Cagers Host Huge Cougars

"Bloody nose lane" strikes again!
Or should it be "Bloody nose lane
the second"?
At any rate, Michigan fans
shouldn't get their hopes up too
high, because this passle of foot-
ball-tackle sized, physically de-
moralizing basketball p 1 a y i n g
monster is not colored Blue, but
instead comes from Houston, sixth
ranked in preseason press polls,
and the Wolversines' first home
opponent at 8 p.m. tomorrow at
Yost Field House. Tickets will be
on sale tomorrow at the Athletic
ticket office, adjacent to the IM
Cougar All-American
Leader of the visiting Cougars
is, junior All-America center El-
vin Hayes, a 6'8", 235-pounder.
Hayes, who Lou Mohs, general
manager of the Los Angeles Lak-
ers, has called a better pro pros-
peet than Lew Alcindor, was 11th
in the nation in scoring as a
sophomore last year, with a 27.2
point per game average, and also
10th in field goal percentage and
fifth in rebounding.
The other two players guaran-
teed of starting berths against the
Maize and Blue are an almost
Cazzie-sized guard, 6'5", 210-
* * *
Cougars Win, 86-75
1MN4AkOLIS rw)-Michgan's
next opponent, Houston, shook off
underdog Minnesota in the final
eight minutes to score an 86-75
win over the Gophers in a non-
conference basketball game yes-
The inexperienced Gophers nev-
ei led but pressed the Cougars un-
til Melvin Bell hit a three-point
play and Don Chaney followed
with five quick points. That ex-
panded a 69-66 edge to ,77-66 with
five minutes to play.
Bell scored 24 points and Chan-
ey 23 for Houston. Elvin Hayes,
6-8 center, added 18 in a face-
off with Minnesota's 6-7 center,
Tom Kondla. Paul Presthus and
Kondla; who fouled out with 9:41
to go, paced the Gophers with 17
points apiece.
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pound junior Don Chaney, a de-'
fensive specialist, and- co-captain
Leary Lentz, a 6'6", 210-pound
senior forward.
Happy Problems
Now comes the fun for Houston
coach Guy Lewis. He can go with
experience, playing senior Don
Kruse, a 6'8", 230-pounder at cen-
ter, switching Hayes to forward,
supposedly his more natural po-
sition. In addition, relatively
small (he's 6'2", 175 pounds) co-
captain Gary Grider can hold
down the other guard position be-
cause of his playmaking abiilty.

The only trouble with this align-
ment iQ where does it leave sopho-
more Melvin Bell, a 6'7", 235-
pound sophomore forward whof
averaged 24.2 points as a fresh-
man? Then what happens to 6'9",
235-pound soph Ken Spain, a for-
ward-center, who was the number
one freshman rebounder and num-
ber two scorer? '
On the bench, Houston is also
"hurting" for size with 6'7", 220-
pounder Andrew Benson, Theodis
Lee at 6'7" and 200 pounds, and
at 6'6", 215 pounds, Bob Hayward.


Likes Last Year's Record G TEN 7FA1VORJ
With almost everybody back ; E ' 11
from last year, and due to the in-
crease in experience, one would
normally expect that everybody in S
Houston would be hoping for a
national championship. But all
coach Lewis wants is a repetition Geo
of last year's 23-6 record.
duplicate tomorrow of what the y
New York Times labeled as a very By The Associated Press
nervously played basketball game 1 EAST LANSING - Soi:homore
between Houston and Dayton in Lee Lafayette hit 23 points and
Madison Square Garden last year. lifted Michigan State to a 63-51
This game seemed highly unusual, victory over Miami of Ohio in a
since the Cougar team, far from battle of defense-minded basket-
never being away from home be- ball squads last night,
fore, in fact has two-thirds of the Lafayette, who led all scorers,
team coming from out of state. also was tops in rebounding with1
Altogether, the Wolverines ap- 13.
pear up against it once again due The Redskins proved a matchi
to the schedule formulated several for MSU for 35 minutes, leading
years ago. For this game, the best 18-17, before the Spartans grab-
thing to do would be to wear stilts bed the lead and then hit 11
or elevator sneakers. straight points to stretch it to
Especially the guards. 31-22 by halftime.


'Picture Play' -___--_-_-_-_
A burning shotgun pass by
Max y to Bob Sullivan set up the ;
most impressive "picture play" of
the short season. Sullivan took the
ball going away from the basket: Christmas Gifts
and hooked in an over the head.
shot to pull Michigan even, 23-23.
6 P« from
Fiom :hen on the crusading Blue
Devils pressured the Wolverines
into an ever increasing rate of << r+:
mistakes to charge into a super-
loud 51-37 halftime lead.
Tn an undisputed show of back-°t
board strength, the Mike Lewis- !
eidy c1nabo elbowed Duke to a
33-14 advantage in rebounds by
the first half buzzer.
M Rebounding Weak " 4NCNl
Strack emphasized that Mich-..
again a major factor. The key to
igan's lack of rebounding was . °isSs°, , z.>flAIOVGV 1
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