TAE MICHIGAN DAIIN
lcers Cinch Second Spot with 5-3 Win
'M' Coliseum Will House
WCHA Playoffs March 1-3
play a two-game series with North
Dakota at Grand Forks while MSU
and Michigan play in a home-and-
A Michigan sweep coupled with
a Minnesota sweep would leave
Minnesota in undisputed control
of fourth. If Michigan State splits
and Minnesota sweeps, there will
be a tie, and the position will be
decided on total goals for and
against each in league play.
Assured of Second
With last night's win, the Wol-
verines assured themselves of sec-
ond place in the WCHA. Even a
loss to Denver wouldn't have made
any difference in the playoff
structure for Michigan.
The playoffs are set up so that
the first and -fourth teams .play
each other the first night, and
the second and third place teams
play the second night. The two
winners and two losers clash the
third night, and the two teams
that will represent the WCHA are
picked by a league selection com-
Even if Michigan had lost last
night, they still would play Den-
ver, since neither- team had a
chance for first or fourth place.
Denver coach Murray Armstrong
is rather confident about the play-
offs. If there was to be an award
for the most improved team over.
the season, Denver would cer-
tainly get it.
After beginning with four losses
to first-place Michigan Tech, Den-
ver's sophomore-laden group has
suddenly found itself. Its prune
accomplishment was "knocking
off" Michigan. Also Denver's two
wins iat MSU last weekend were
a major blow in Michigan State's
"The boys have certainly come
along way," said Armstrong, "Our
goalie, Larry Beauchamp, was sort
of a question mark at the begin-
fing, but he's come along."
Beauchamp probably had his
worst hour during the first Micl .
igan Tech series when he allowed
16 goals in two night. His im-
pressive performances against
Michigan within the last two
weeks have proved that Michigan
will have its work cut out in its
opening playoff game.
As for the playoffs, Armstrong
doesn't have any pre-picked fa-
vorites. "I think Tech man-for-
man is the strongest team this
year, but in this league any one
of the top four teams can easily
knock off any other team in .any
The coach of the defending
NCAA Champions, was also the
Junior Hockey coach of Michigan
captain Red Berenson. Comparing
the Berenson of today with the
Berenson of junior hockey, Arm-
strong said, "when I coached Red
he was a 'good' hockey player, to-
day he is a 'great'. hockey player."
ABOUT TO SCORE-Michigan wing Jerry Kolb is about to score
the last goal of the game at 19:52 of the final period. The goal
gave Michigan an insurance tally and increased their victory
margin to 5-3.
Wisconsin Trips Ilin
MS-U Loses to Iowa
By The Associated Press
undisputed possession of second
place in the Big Ten basketball
race by fighting off a late Illi-
nois rally last night for a 103-101
victory. Ken Siebel scored 28
points and Tom Hughbanks 27 in
leading the Badgers to their eighth
triumph in 10 conference starts.
The Badgers led by 13 points
with 4/2 minutes to play. Then
Hughbanks was sidelined with five
personal fouls and the visiting Il-
lini began a determined drive
which just missed.
With 20 seconds left, Bob
Starnes cashed a pair of free
throws for Illin, 's to make the
score 103-100. Then with four sec-
onds remaining Lan Ostrom fouled
Small converted his first free
throw, then deliberately bounced
his second off the rim to give his
mates a chance to top the re-
bound. However, in the wild
scramble, the ball took a sharp
bounce out of bounds and the gun
Wisconsin trails only undefeat-
ed Ohio State in the Big Ten. Il-
linois, which had a chance to tie
Wisconsin for second, dropped to
fourth place with a 6-4 record, as
Purdue moved up with a 7-4 mark.
IOWA CITY - Iowa outlasted
Michigan State 59-51 last night
in a cold battle of Big Ten also-
The Hawkeyes, ahead 28-18 late
in the first half, dropped behind
36-35 when they went without a
field goad for eight minutes of
the second half.
JoeRedigtn'. jmpsht luu' x~" il 9111 zL110 .1r son (Staub, Wilson) 5:36; M-BUaD-
Joe Reddington's jump sho kingly replied when asked about cock (Pendlebury, Kolb) 12:07; D-
sent the Hawkeyes ahead to stay this move, "He's (Johnston) not Johnston (Staub, Wilson) 16:30; D
at 37-36 however, as Michigan one of best forecheckers, we would- Beatty (Fragomini, Williamson)
State-tied for last in the Big Ten not waste a good one on Red." Penalties: M - Kartusch (high
-shot only 28 per cent from the Armstrong was Berenson's coach sticking) 9:07; D-Lacomy (high
field. Iowa finished with a 35 per in Junior "A" hockey at Regina, sticking) 9:07; D-Dowhan rou
Wieng). 13:54; M--White (roughing)
cent field goal mark. Sas. 13:54.
Top Iowa scorer was Don Nel- Michigan goalie Butts had a Third Period Scoring: M-Wilkie
son with 21, seven less than his harder time than his counterpart, bunassisted) 9:52Kolb(Pendle-
Big Ten average. Pete Gent -led Bob Gray, who played in the nets Penalties: None.
the Spartans with 10 points. Saturday night. Butts had to make MICHIGAN 2 1 2-5
The victory was Iowa's fourth 25 saves as compared to Gray's 18. DENVER 0 3 0-3
in 10 conference games. Michigan Beauchamp also had a more dif- Saves: -
State now has a 2-9 Big Ten mark. ficult evening. Saturday he was teauchamp (D 12 12-23
AGAINST MSU, WISCONSIN
Butterflyers Spark Tankers
By DAVE GOOD
When Michigan swimming
coach Gus Stager started the sea-
son with four sophomore butter-
flyers, he knew they would have
to take over for graduating Big
Ten and NCAA titlist Dave Gil-.
landers. ' f ;
Three of them turned in their
best times of the year over the
weekend in surprisingly one-sided
wins over Michigan State (59-46)
and Wisconsin (72-33), but the
fourth Jeff Longstreth, might not
be ready for the Big Ten Meet at
Bloomington next week.
Longstreth missed" the Minne-
sota and Iowa State meets two. . ..;:>..
weeks ago with the flu. "I don't
think he's going to make it," Sta-
ger said. "He missed a week of
practice just before exams. It just
came at the wrong time."
Best So Far
Jeff Moore entrenched his posi-
tion as Michigan's number-one -Daily-Bruce Taylor
man at 200 yds. with a 2:04.0 ef- THRASHING IN-Junior Steve Thrasher comes in with a big
fort Friday, coming in second be- lead on the butterfly leg of the'victorious medley relay team
hind Michigan State's Carl Shaar, against Wisconsin Saturday. Thrasher's unofficial split was :53.9
the third-place finisher in last as the Wolverines timed -:46.5.
year's Big Ten Meet.i
"Jeff should have won that best of the four at 100 yds., com- vidual medley aaginst the Spar-
race," pointed out Stager. "He had ing in right behind in 2:07.8. . tans, won the 100-yd. freestyle
it in his hand to win it and just On The Way against Wisconsin and swam on
didn't do it." Moore and Shaar "They're coming down. I just the 400-yd. freestyle relay teams
laid back while Michigan's Carlos don't know if they're coming down both days.
Canepa set the. early pace. When fast enough," commented Stager. Stager would like to use him on
Canepa tired, they both sprinted, Junior Steve Thrasher, probably the medley relay at Bloomington
with Shaar winning in 2:02.3. the most versatile man on the if he can get away without swim-
Enn Mannard and Bob Shaefer team, opened some eyes with a ming him in the individual medley.
slammed the event against the :53.9 split on the butterfly leg of Wolf No Problem
Badgers the next day, Mannard the 400-yd. medley relay Friday. The Wolverines' other individual
winning in 2:06.7 and Shaefer, He also placed second in the indi- medley man is Fred Wolf, who is
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