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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY,

THE MICITIGfX1DAILY STINDA V.,

Storm Past

Wolverines,

75-68

Record Crowd of 9,775 Sees Ohio State
Pull into Tie with Illinois for Big Ten Lead

By LLOYD GRAFF
A sudden flurry of eight points
by Ohio State shortly after Michi-
gan center Bill Buntin's fourth
foul of the game proved decisive
in yesterday's 75-68 loss to the
Buckeyes.
Played before a record crowd
of 9,775 at Y t Field House, the
game lowered Michigan's Big Tn
record to 4-4 and dropped the
Wolverines into the middle of the
pack.
Ohio State moved into a tie
for first place with Illinois, both
at 6-2.
Bra dds Breaks Tie
Brawny Bill fouled his adversary
in the pivot, Gary Bradds, with
7:08 remaining in the contest
with the score tied, 58-58. Bradds
looking somewhat like a bald eagle
with an enormous wing span, sunk
his charity toss for one of the 34
points he amassed in the game.
Larry Tregoning scored 14 sec-
onds later on a jumper from the
corner, putting Michigan in the
lead, 60-59. Then the Buckeyes
abruptly seized the initiative and
cashed in four consecutive Michi-
gan miscues to open up an in-
surmountable margin, 67-60.
Four Quick Ones
Dick Ricketts, Doug McDonald
and Jim Doughty clicked on jump
shots, and then Dick Reasbeck
pilfered a pass by Bob Cantrell,
and drove for a lay-up to account
for the eight markers.
The game, billed as a rematch
I between Buntin and Bradds, was
dominated by the Buckeye junior
just as their first meeting was.
This time Bradds commanded a
34-21 scoring advantage and a 14-
10 rebounding edge.
Tom Cole, with 16 points, was
the only Wolverine besides Buntin
in double figures, while Bradds
got support from Reasbeck (16)
and McDonald (10).
Gasoline, Not Water
Following the game, Michigan
coach Dave Strack commented
that the Buckeyes had the mo-
mentum, "but we added the fuel
to their fire at the critical time
with our mistakes."
After pulling into the lead, Ohio
State mentor Fred Taylor in-
structed his charges to "put the
game in the icebox," which they
did.
The Wolverine cages were the
epitome of frustration as they
dashed across the court hoping
for a steal or an Ohio violation.
Neither came. The last resort was
to foul again, but the desperation
tactics were of no avail as Michi-
gan could pull no closer than
six points.;
Take Halftime Lead
The first half of the "spurty
game" as Strack described it,
found the Wolverines leading, 39-
31, after twenty minutes. Brilliant
foul' shooting, 13 out of 15, pro-
vided most of the margin.
Buntin scored 15 of his 21 points
in that half, coming on a variety
of hooks, jumpers, and lay-ups.
The Bradds versus Buntin duel
was extremely close in this half
as the Ohio center notched 16
points.
Michigan was down, 26-18, with
six minutes left in the half. Sud-
denly Michigan exploded, in much
the same way as the Buckeyes
did in the second half. John Har-
ris snatched a rebound, one of
15 he got to lead both teams, and
then popped in a lay-up.
'M' Jumps Ahead
From this point until the buzzer
the Wolverines picked up 21
points while limiting Ohio State
to a meager 5. Taylor remarked
afterwards that Harris 'certainly
didn't play like he had a bad
ankle."
Michigan employed a 1-3-1 of-
fense much of the time, keeping
Tom Cole in the center spot while
Buntin played on the baseline.
Ohio State combated it with a
sagging man-to-man defense.
Ohio gambled on Michigan's
outside shooting, which has been
notably weak in recent games in

an attempt to smother Buntin in
the middle. The calculated risk

payed off as Doug Herner and
Bob Cantrell could manage just
13 points between them.
Improve Rebounding
The Buckeyes also got the bonus
of added rebounding position by
using the sagging defense. Ranked
ninth in conference rebounding,
they gained a 44-40 advantage on
Michigan, which is number one in
this department. Taylor said it
was the Bucks' "finest rebounding
game of the year."
Ohio State shot at a 44.8' per
cent clip to Michigan's 36.9. In
other contests the Wolverines have
often been able to compensate
Bradds Nails Cagers

for a low shooting percentage but
not yesterday as they could mus-
ter only 65 shots to their oppon-
ents' 67.
Bradds, the Ohio State meal
ticket for this season led the
way by hitting 14 of 24 from the
field, largely on turn-around jump
shots from 10 to 15 feet out.
Reasbeck, his gunnery mate,
notched 6 of 14 from the outside
to hinder Michigan's attempt to
crowd Bradds underneath the
boards.
OSU Big Attraction
The massive crowd was the
largest in the history of Yost
Field House, breaking the old
mark set at last year's OSU game,
and found people sitting just
about everywhere but the mid-
court line.
Reserve seats were sold out by
Thursday and general admission
tickets were gone an hour before
gametime. The venerable struc-
ture was half-filled by 11:15 with
eager students who were deter-
mined to get a good vantage point.
Roly-poly Jim Enright, dean
of Big Ten referees, added his bit
of color to the basketball spec-
tacular as he officiated with his
usual flair. Strangely enough, the
rotund referee has officiated three
of Michigan's four conference
losses, which certainly could not
put him in the Santa Claus cate-
gory for Strack and his team.

Cole
Harris
Buntin
Cantrell
Herner
Tregoning
Pomey
Ludwig
Totals
McDonald
Doughty
Bradds
Ricketts
Reasbeck
DeVoe
F latt
Bowman
Totals

MICHIGAN
G F R P T
5-11 6-7 5 4 16
3-13 3-4 15 2 9
8-17 5-6 10 4 21
3-11 2-2 0 1 8
2-9 1-2 2 0 5
3-4 3-3 3 4 9
0-0 0-0 1 0 0
0-0 0-0 0 1 0
24-65 20-24 40 16 68

OHIO STATE
G F R
4-10 2-2 7
3-9 1-3 6
14-24 6-9 14
3-6 2-2 4
6-14 4-4 5
0-2 0-0 2
0-1 0-0 1
0-1 0-0 0

P T
5 10
1 7
2 34
2 8
3 16
3 0
1 0
0 0

30-67 15-20 44 17 75

MICHIGAN 39 29-68
OHIO STATE 31 44--75

-Daily-Bruce Taylor
BRADDS SCORES AGAIN-Ohio State center Gary Bradds shows
the hustle that enabled him to score 34 points and grab 14 re-
bounds against Michigan yesterday. Here he is making a layup
early in the game. Also shown are Tom Cole (31) and Bill Bun-
tin (22).
FIDWELL STARS FOR GRADS:
Frosh Cagers' Balance

mer Michigan greats John Tidwell
and M. C. Burton, who scored 21
and 14 points, respectively. Both
Tidwell and Burton missed part of
the first half. Merle Shanks, for-
mer Oberlin star, added 16 for the
losers.
The game was enlivened consid-
erably by the passing of Russell,
who surprised both his opponents
and teammates with his accurate,
seemingly blind throws.
With less than two minutes left
and the score 82-77, the Law Club
was pressing the freshmen. But
Bill Yearby blocked a layup at-
tempt and then Darden made a
clutch drive shot to put the game
I out of reach. Shanks hit for two
free throws and Burton sank a
-jump shot to close out the scoring.
This is considered to be the
best freshman team in Michigan
history. The five starters are all
high school all-staters, and fresh-
man coach Tom Jorgensen still
has enough on the bench to work
in another five regularly into the
games.

I1

-Dauiy-Bruce Taylor
JUMPING JOHN-Wolverine forward John Harris, rebounding
here, had no trouble yesterday with the ankle he sprained a week
ago. Harris, a senior, jumped well enough to lead both teams with
15 rebounds in the team's second loss of the season to Ohio State.
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