THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1964,
TIDE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1964 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NCAA Tourney in 'M' Cagers' Future?
Georgia Tech Tops Vanderbilt
By TOM WEINBERG
The proverbial "we play them
one at a time" has hit the Michi-
gan campus and basketball coach
But, with the Wolverines sitting
pretty on top of the Big Ten
standings, Strack, like everyone
else, can't help but look to the
future and the possibility of the
National Collegiate Athletic As-
The national championship is
just ten games away: six in the
Big Ten, two in the NCAA region-
al and two more at the NCAA
Backtracking a month, in order
for the Wolverines to even gain a
berth in the NCAA's, they must
win the Big Ten. To do this, they
can afford to lose just one more
game. Ohio State is nestled just
a shade behind the Strackmen,
with two losses in the conference,
compared to one for the leaders.
Just One Loss
Even if Michigan were to lose
one game, it would be certain to
go to the NCAA's, since Ohio
State went two years ago, a biti
more recently than the 1948 ap-
pearance of coach Ozzie Cowles
and the Wolverines.
Michigan has what appears to
be a downhill schedule yet to play,
but Strack is always quick to
point out that when a team is on
top, everyone else is gunning for it.
The Wolverines meet inconsist-
ent Indiana this Saturday at Yost,
then face a stern test in an experi-
mental Tuesday contest at Min-
nesota; then it's up to Wisconsin
Feb. 22; a week off; then the Yost
rematch of last Saturday's Wol-
verine shooting display against
j Illinois on Feb. 29. The last two
games are against Iowa and Pur-
due, the Hawkeyes on the road,
Boilermakers at home.
Ohio State still has three at
home and three on the road. At
St. John, Wisconsin, Indiana and
Michigan State will try to break
the 32-game Buckeye Big Ten
winning streak. The Bucks will
travel to Iowa, Northwestern and
The Big Ten champion plays in
the Mideast regional of the NCAA
tournament. The division is com-
posed of the Southeast Conference
champion and two other teams to
be selected from preliminary
Kentucky and Vanderbilt, both
with 17-2 records, ranked third
and seventh nationally this week,
are fighting it out for the SEC
crown. One of them will be the
entry in the regional to be held
at Minneapolis, March 13 and 14.
The other two teams in the re-
gional will have to win one game
during the week of March 7 to be
eligible. The four first round
teams are: the Ohio Valley con-
ference champions, probably East-
ern Kentucky or East Tennessee
State; the Mid-American confer-
ence champs, probably Ohio Uni-
versity; and two at-large repre-
sentatives which will probably be
Loyola of Chicago, the defending
national champions, and one other
among DePaul, Notre Dame, and from the East, probably Duke, St.
Memphis State. Joseph's or Villanova.
Michigan, or whoever wins the The other bracket for the finals
Big Ten, will face one of the first includes the Midwest winner,,
round winners March 13, then probably the Missouri Valley
that winner meets the other win- champions, and the winner of the
ner for the regional championship West Coast regional, most likely
March 14. UCLA. If they get that far, the
National Finals Uclans will have to face the
The winner of the Minneapolis Midwest champions on Friday
regional will then move on to night, March 20, then come back
Kansas City for the semi-finals the next night to play in the finals
and finals March 20 and 21. The against the East-Mideast winner.
pairings for the finals are drawn But all that's a long way off.
up already and the Mideast cham- "All we're worrying about right
pion is in the somewhat easier now, is Indiana," according to1
bracket, paired against the entry I freshmarn coach Tom Jorgensen.
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA-Georgia Tech down-
ed Vanderbilt 75-71 in an overtime
ha .ikotbh Il nan a in e4 niht to mnvn
seven-game winning streak in the
nightcap of a basketball double-
header at the Palestra.
uinto a gan fi aaet i wi tho Ke- Jones, who injured his hip last
into a first-place tie with Ken- Saturday in an upset loss to La-
tucky in the Southeastern Confer- Salle, scored 22 points. Five came
ence. in the last 2% minutes when Du-
Tech's R. D. Craddock scored 20 quesne, trailing by as much as 18
points before taking a fall which points in the second half, pulled
put him out of the game with a to within five points of the Wild-
concussion and severe head lac- cats.
erations. Craddock, attempting a Villanova, in winning its 18th
driving layup, flipped over and game in 20 starts, built up a 13-
was knocked unconscious with 1:35 point halftime lead mainly on the
left in the regular game. He was shooting of Jones
high scorer for the Yellow Jackets.
Statistics Show Cage Rebirth
Newsome Breaks Mark
KALAMAZOO - Manny New-
some set two Read Field House
scoring records as he led West-
ern Michigan to an upset 81-67a
Mid-American Conference basket-
ball victory over Toledo last night.
He scored 45 points to surpass!
his previous home court high of
44 earlier this season. He hit on
21 of 33 shots for a new field-
house mark, and sank three of four
foul shots in equalling his pre-
vious high point performance
against Michigan State.
Villanova Snaps Streak
ed Villanova, with Wally Jones
back in action, defeated Duquesne
73-63 last night to snap the Dukes'
330 Nickels Arcade
NYU Wins by One
V YORK-New York Uni-
fought off a determined
Carolina team to squeeze
69-68 victory last night in
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Artist's Gallery--Now Showing
Sue Hodges and Helen Cohen
A close examination of the sta-
tistics of the Wolverines' first 18
games serves to explain why they
suddenly are a national power.
Last year, in the pre-Russell
days, Michigan hit on just over
40 per cent of its shots. This year
it's 48 per cent.
Both Cazzie Russell and Bill
Buntin are ahead of the all-time
Michigan scoring record set by
Buntin last year. Russell is the
top scorer with 24.2, and Buntin
has 23.3, compared to his 22.3 of
The improvement in accuracy
is the key to the Wolverines' suc-
cess thus far. Every man on the
team has improved his shooting'
since last season. In fact, six of
the seven top scorers are all shoot-
ing better than last year's leader,
Tom Cole with .442.
Buntin has gone from .426 last
year to .529 this season, and such
an improvement is worth about
three points a game.
Marked improvement also can
be spotted in the Michigan cap-
tain, Bob Cantrell, whose percent-
age has jumped from .382 to over
.47, despite the lack of driving,
close-in shots this year.
Larry Tregoning, whose con-
tact lenses proved to be a worth-
while expense, has shot .448 com-
pared to a scant .342.
One marked area of improve-
ment is in the free throw shooting
department, where the team, aid-
ed by Russell's phenomenal .872
has jumped from .665 to .725.
Buntin has made a leap from .696
to just under 80 per cent.
In rebounding, Buntin is be-
hind the pace he set last year in
the Big Ten, but more balance has
put the team ahead. Last year, the
16-8 Strackmen nabbed 54 per
cent of the rebounds. This year,
they are among the leaders in the
nation in rebound percentage,
with a .561 recovery rate. It should
also be noted that a larger per-
centage of these rebounds have
come under the opponents' bas-
ket as Michigan has missed fewer
One other noticeable plus for
the Wolverines is the tendency to
foul less. Last year, with Buntin
leading the conference, Michigan
was the most whistle-prone team.
This year, Buntin has fouled fewer
times and the team is now tied for
The Evans Scholars needed.
their high series of the season
last night to down Beta Theta Pi
and capture the social fraternity
Leading by only fifteen pins
after two games, the Scholars to-
taled 988 in the final game to
emerge with a 2628-2545 victory.
Benior Bil Lee, bowling both right
and left-handed, led the winners
with a 559 total.
Utilizing a respectable 867 total
in the opening game, the Scholars
jumped to a quick fifty-seven pin
lead. But, a hot Beta five sliced
the margin to fifteen, and it was
still anybody's match.
High for the losers was Lionel
Endsley with a 541 series.
the second fewest personals in the
Below are the current statistics
for the Wolverines with compari-
sons to last year's where appli-
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Tri State (Ind) 62, Olivet 51
Louisville 97, Xavier (Ohio) 91
Michigan Tech 104, Northland 67
Georgia Tech 75, Vanderbilt 71 (ovt)
Western Michigan 81, Toledo 67
Penn State 76, Carnegie Tech 51
West Virginia 86, Pittsburgh 84
St. John's (NY) 73, Canisius 70
Alma 98, Calvin 85
Seton Hall 75, LaSalle 68
Findlay 93, Central Michigan 78
Army 84, Rutgers 48
Ions, 81, Niagara 64
Air Force 95, St. Michael's (NM) 56
St. Joseph's (Pa) 71, Bucknell 63 (ovt)
Eastern Michigan 69, Wayne State 63
Albion 101, Hope 87
NYU 69, North Carolina 68
Syracuse 83, Fordham 59
Wake Forest 85, Virginia Tech 82
Adrian 71, Kalamazoo 61
Dayton 90, Detroit 84
Bowling Green 82, Kent State 68
Deraul 72, Marquette 69
Windsor (Ont) 109, Lawrence Tech 91
Vilianova 73, Duquesne 63
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE - Skip Thoren, Illinois center, is caught
between Michigan's Oliver Darden (55) and Bill Buntin (22) as all
three fight for the rebound. Standing by are Michigan's Larry
Tregoning (35) and Don Freeman (15). The Wolverines' rebound-
ing is one factor in their 16-2 record so far this season.
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