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THE MICHIGAN -DAILY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1963

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Strack Has Cautious Cage

Hope

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By BILL BULLARD
While national magazines, Wol-
verine fans, and assorted other
basketball "experts" are all raving
about the fantastic collection of
athletes Michigan will be able to
place on the basketball court this
season, Coach Dave Strack is at-
tempting to interject a little cau-
tion onto the scene.
"Our team hasn't done anything
to deserve these ratings," Strack
says. "We've yet to win a game.
We don't even have a winning
tradition to fall back on."
Despite these words of caution
Strack is the first to admit that
he is hopeful of improving on
Michigan's 16-8 overall record and
8-6 Big Ten mark of last season.-
Starting his fourth year as head
coach, along with his assistants
Jim Skala and Tom Jorgensen,
Strack has guided a skyrocketing
rise in basketball fortunes at
Michigan. With records of 6-18
and 7-17 in his first two seasons
here, Strack's squad improved to
a 16-8 effort last season.
Maximum Potential
"What I hope to do this season
is get the maximum potential out
of this team," Strack says. 'We
hope to reach this goal by the
time the Big Ten season opens.
"We'll have an exciting team to
watch. But I'm making no pre-
dictions of either greatness or of
failure for the team.",
One thing about the growing
optimism surrounding the Mich-
igan basketball team this season
which Strack finds highly pleas-
ing is student interest. Says
Strack, "You can't measure how
valuable this student enthusiasm
is.
"I'd take a six-point deficit at
the start of a game rather than
give up crowd support. I've
coached here when the field house

was empty and when it's been full.
Believe me, there's a tremendous
difference."
Three Sure Starters
Getting down to personnel,
Strack disclosed that he had three
starters settled on with four oth-
ers in contention for the two re-
maining spots. The starters are
senior Captain Bob Cantrell (5'10",
165 pounds) at guard, junior Bill
Buntin (61", 232 pounds) at cen-
ter and sophomore Cazzie Russell
(6'5", 218 pounds) at the other
guard.
Juniors Larry Tregoning (6'5",
195 pounds) and George Pomey
(6'4", 190 pounds) and sopho-
mores Oliver Darden (6'7", 215
pounds) and Jim Myers (6'8") 200
pounds) will fill in at the two for-
ward positions.
Cantrell, a little play-making
sparkplug from East Chicago,
Ind., has been a regular for the
past two seasons. Averaging 10.3
points a game in 14 Conference
contests last season, Cantrell was
also sharp on defense.
Buntin was the most pleasing
surprise for Strack last season.
Virtually unknown in high school
at Detroit Northern after break-
ing a leg and sitting out his senior
year, Buntin came on to be the
top sophomore in the Big Ten and
one of five All-Conference selec-
tions.
He finished fourth in scoring
among Big Ten shooters with a
23.5 per game average. In re-
bouding, he was tops in the con-
ference, hauling in 15.4 rebounds
per contest.
Soph Star?..
Russell, a high school All-
American, was one of the most
sought after ballplayers during
his prep career. He has been men-
tioned as one of the best sopho-
more prospects in the Big Ten

this season as well as in the na-
tion.
After Buntin's great sophomore
year, some observers have been
speculating on Michigan's chances
of again having the best sopho-
more in the Big Ten, meaning
Russell. "Sure, Russell has the
potential to be one of the best
or the best sophomore in the Big
Ten," Strack said. "He is much
more heralded than Buntin ever
was.

"But you can never be sure
about these things. I wouldn't have
said before last season that Buntin
would have been as good as he
was.
"The Big Ten is not an easy
league for a sophomore. A sopho-
more is always a question mark.
You have to see how he reacts to
playing in Yost Field House and
the other arenas. For every Buntin
there are dozens of Jimmy Rayls

(former Indiana star) who have
terrible sophomore seasons."
With the graduation of starting
forwards Tom Cole and John
Harris and substitute John Oos-
terbaan, Strack has two openings
at the corner spots. Harris was
injured part of the season so Tre-
goning and Pomey gained valuable
experience although Pomey gained
a lot of his at guard. Darden and
Myers are the inexperienced con-
tenders for the jobs.
"Each of the forwards has cer-
tain attributes that we like,"
Strack says. "I had hoped that
five starters would emerge like
last season. But this hasn't hap-
pened,
"One player will impress me as
an outstanding rebounder, an-
other as a good shooter, another
as alert on defense. But we just
haven't had anyone consistent
enough as an all-around player to
label a starter yet."
Good Bench
Besides these starting candi-
dates, the Wolverine bench is deep
with players who should see ac-
tion this season. At guard, senior
lettermen Doug Herner (5'10", 160
pounds) and Tom Ludwig (5'11",
168 pounds) and sophomores John
Clawson (6'3", 180 pounds) and
John Thompson (6'0", 155
pounds) are ready.
Herner was a starting guard
last season after seeing much ac-
tion also as a sophomore. Ludwig,
a reserve guard last season, saw
some service and was valuable to
the team in several instances.
Clawson and Thompson are a
pair of All-Staters from Illinois.
Both have shown abilities as
sharpshooters and as fast, aggres-
sive players on both offense and
defense.
Three football players are pos-
sible additions to the squad. For-
ward Steve Smith (6'6", 225
pounds) has indicated that he
will turn out for basketball prac-
tice next Monday after football
season is over.
Forward Bill Yearby (6'2", 220
pounds) and guard John Rowser
(6'0", 175 pounds) are possible
additions to the team, although
neither has been approached by
the basketball coaches nor have
they indicated their intention yet.
With this kind of a team, Strack
says that it's a definite possibility
that he may substitute more than
in the past. "I think maybe we
played Buntin too much last sea-
son," Strack commented. "We
might rest Bill more this season
now that we have adequate re-
placements.

"Who we'll replace him with
depends on whether we want to
substitute a forward or a guard
into the lineup. If we want to put
a forward into the game we'll!
move Meyers over into the pivot.
If we want a guard substitute
we'll move Russell up to center.
Darden has also been working at
center."
Michigan had the best rebound-
ing team in the Big Ten last sea-
son. Now with Cole, the fifth lead-
ing rebounder in the Conference
gone, the forward replacements
will determine how well the Wol-
verines are at grabbing the ball
off the boards.
Strack points out that how good
Michigan's rebounding at any one
point depends on who's in the
game. If two good rebounders are
on the court at the forward spots
then this aspect of the game will
be going good for Michigan. The
same goes for shooting or defense
or any other part of the game.
The same type of offense and
defense will be used that Strack
has taught here for the past three
years. Strack says that he hopes
to utilize the talents of the players
to a greater extent in trying for
improvement.
Old Philosophy
As to the possibility that the
team may run more and use the
fast break more frequently, Strack
says, "We'll use the same philoso-
phy as we have in the past and
that is to keep the ball under
control. We could use our strong
rebounding and fair team speed at
times on our fast breaks.
"It's important to utilize the
fast break to our advantage. But
I don't consider it our primary
offensive weapon."
Strack says that the team has
looked better in shooting this year
than last when it was third from
the bottom in the Big Ten with a
.404 average from the floor. "Our
shooting has been better so far
in practice. But that's because
we've been getting the shots clos-
er in," Strack said.
Asked to name the teams to
watch in the Big Ten race this
season, Strack answered "the nine
others. The bottom few teams
from last season have been
strengthened and there's no clear
cut favorite for the champion-
ship," Strack said. "Ohio State
has the best player in the Confer-
ence in Gary Bradds but all the
other teams are ;tough.
"We had nine league games last
season that went down to the last
minute or 30 seconds before they
were decided. I look for many such
traumatic moments this season.
"I'm a believer in Big Ten bas-
ketball. Play in the Big Ten is of
high caliber. If you let up for one
game, you lose. I don't think our
conference takes a back seat to
anyone."

GRID SELECTIONS
Twenty-seven shopping days left 'til Christmas. Twenty-three
school days left 'til the end of final exams. But-shed a tear-there
is less than ONE day left in the year's last grid picks contest.
Yes, believe it or not, football season is almost over, and with
it go another sterling grid picks year. Remember when: Gerry Lurie,
of 2015 Washtenaw Ave., gained campus-wide recognition as the win-
ningest-losingest grid picker (with a 4-16 record last week)? Dr.
Hazel Losh, Michigan's famous astronomy professor and football fan,
topped all but one of the Daily sports staff with a 16-4 record? The
Daily Libels crumbled the Michigan Densians and the Union Mal-
contents? Well, it's all history now.
But wait!
Never fear!
You still have until 9 p.m. tonight to go into the record books
as this week's top grid picker. Not only that, but you'll also receive
two free tickets to the Michigan Theater, which is currently show-
ing "Take Her, She's Mine," in its held-over feature.
The place to pick up and submit your entries? As always, it's
the historic Daily office, 420 Maynard St.
This week's guest prognosticator is Ron Kramer, editor of the
'Ensian.
As usual, the last big football weekend of the season features
many traditiopal clashes. Tomorrow's grid picks games are no ex-
ception, as all but four contests are big rivalries.
THIS WEEK'S GAMES
Consensus Picks in CAPS
(Consensus, 108-72-.600)

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Ohio State at MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS at Michigan StateI
WISCONSIN at Minnesota4
PURDUE at Indiana!
Notre Dame at IOWA
Penn State at PITTSBURGH
Dartmouth at PRINCETON
Harvard at YALE
Oklahoma at NEBRASKA
North Carolina at DUKE

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Florida at MIAMI (FLA.)
S.M.U. at BAYLOR
RICE at T.C.U.
Oregon State at OREGON
U.C.L.A. at S. CALIFORNIA.
California at STANFORD
Wash. St. at WASHINGTON
Utah at UTAH STATE
Tennessee at KENTUCKY
MISSOURI at Kansas

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RON KRAMER (Guest Selector, 117-63-.650)-Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Purdue, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Dartmouth, Yale, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Miami,
SMU, TCU, Oregon, Southern California, Stanford, Washington, Utah, Kentucky,
Missouri.
STAN KUKLA (115-65-.639)-Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue,
Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Yale, Oklahoma, Duke, Florida, Baylor, Rice,
Oregon, Southern California, Stanford, Washington, Utah State, Kentucky, Mis-
souri.
CHARLIE TOWLE (98-62-.619)-Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Purdue, Iowa,
Pittsburgh, Princeton, Harvard, Nebraska, Duke, Miami, Baylor, Rice, Oregon
State, UCLA, Stanford, Washington, Utah.State, Kentucky, Missouri.
TOM ROWLAND (110-70-.611)-Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Pur-
due, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Dartmouth, Harvard, Nebraska, Duke, Miami, SMU,
Rice, Oregon State, USC, Stanford, Washington, Utah, Kentucky, Missouri.
BOB ZWINCK (Contributing Sports Editor, 110-70-.611)-Michigan, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Harvard, Nebraska, Duke,
Miami, Baylor, TCU, Oregon, Southern California, California, Washington, Utah
State, Tennessee, Kansas.
MIKE BLOCK (Associate Sports Editor, 109-71-.606)-Ohio State, Illinois,
Wisconsin, Purdue, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Yale, Oklahoma, North Carolina,
Florida, Baylor, Rice, Oregon, Southern California, California, Washington,
Utah, Kentucky, Kansas.
DAVE GOOD (Sports Editor, 109-71-.606)-Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin,
Indiana, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Harvard, Nebraska, North Carolina, Flori-
da, Baylor, Rice, Oregon, Southern California, Stanford, Washington, Utah, Ten-
nessee, Kansas.
PERRY HOOD (108-72-.600)-Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre
Dame, Perin State, Princeton, Yale, Nebraska, North Carolina, Miami, Baylor,
Rice, Oregon State, Southern California, California, Washington, Utah, Tennessee,
Missouri,
JIM BERGER (Associate Sports Editor, 107-73-.594)-Michigan, fllinois,
Wisconsin, Purdue, Iowa, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Harvard, Oklahoma, Duke,
Florida, Baylor, TCU, Oregon, Southern California, Stanford, Washington, Utah
State, Kentucky, Missouri.
BILL BULLARD (104-76-.578)-Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa,
Pittsburgh, Dartmouth, Harvard, Oklahoma, Duke, Florida, SMU, Rice, Oregon,
Southern California, California, Washington, Utah State, Kentucky, Missouri.
GARY WINER (100-80-.556)-Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue,
Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Yale, Nebraska, North Carolina, Miami,
Baylor, TCU, Oregon State, Southern California, Stanford, Washington, Utah
State, Kentucky, Kansas.
LLOYD GRAFF (100-80-.556)-Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue,
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Southern California, Stanford, Washington, Utah State, Kentucky;, Kansas.

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