WOL VERINES FALL, 67-64
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, December 6, 1979-Page 9
AP Basketball Top Twenty1
Fired-up Rockets nip Blue cagers
Preseaon favorite Indiana, impressive
notch while Kentucky fell to fifth.
BY MARK MIHANOVIC
Special twThe Daily
TOLEDO - The Michigan
Wolverines were close last night, but
they didn't get to smoke any victory
cigars. They battled a physical Toledo
Rocket team down to the wire before
succumbing, 67-64, before a frenzied
Centennial Hall crowd of 9,221.
With Toledo leading 65-6$ and forty-
five seconds to play, Rocket point-
guard Jay Lehman stepped to the foul
line to ice the game. He missed,
however, and the Wolverines had the
ball and a chance to win.
They ran the clock down to the 10-
second mark, but then Toledo forward
-Dick Miller picked off a Mark Lozier
pass for his seventh steal of the game.
Miller passed off-to Lehman, who was
fouled and proceeded to can the final
two free throws and put it away, 67-64.
Out of the Blue
By Geoff Larcom
Title IX and Pistons.. .
.. cheers for both
HE LAST FULL week of school in December ... brother, you can
After a term of "I'll do it tomorrows," those academic duties you've
religiously put off finally come knocking at the door. Uggh.
But it is December, and the holidays, as well as the end of school, are not
that far around the corner. Keeping that lighter side in mind, a little praise
regarding two recent sports happenings seems in order.
The long-awaited clarification of Title IX has been issued by the Depar-
tment of Health, Education and Welfare, and the new provisions set forth
seem to have struck a solid middle ground.
The guidelines, as proposed by HEW Secretary Patricia R. Harris, state
that colleges now will not be required to equalize per capita spending on
male and female athletic teams.
This statement differs considerably from that proposed by former
Secretary Joseph Califano in 1978, which said colleges must provide a
proportionate share of their total athletic spending for women athletes.
Thus, if 30 per cent of all varsity athletes were women, their department
would receive that percentage.
The new policy simply stipulates that women receive scholarship
benefits according to participation. That is, if 30 per cent of the varsity
athletes of a given school are wonen, that group must receive 30 per cent of
the available scholarship funds.
The change in policy appears quite sensible. It's obvious that the finan-
cing of a major college basketball program, not to mention the enormous
amount of money needed to support a football program such as Michigan's,
would exceed that required by any women's sport.
Califano's guidelines, had they been followed, would have made the
financing of any major college football program an impossibility. In this
respect, the new provisions are much more realistic.
Yet the original intent of the 1972 law is preserved, that being to insure
women athletes "equitable treatment." Such things as the scheduling of
games, practice time, facilities, equipment and travel will, Harris says, be
observed in determining if violations have occurred.
" This would hopefully alleviate situations such as women traveling by
bus to a certain location, while the men are able to fly. It would mean that a
women's basketball game could not be cut short in order to start a men's
contest on time, as happened two years ago in Crisler Arena.
And with 95 full scholarships being provided for football and 12 full rides
for basketball, along with those funds used for other men's sports, the new
guidelines will entail some additional fund raising by the Michigan athletic'
The amount of men participating in intercollegiate sports at Michigan
approximately doubles the number of women, yet less than ten women
athletes are on full scholarship here. It doesn't take a mathematician to see
that compliance will result in more funds for women's athletics. From this
corner, the policy seems a first step in the right direction.
Adubato fine choice
Obviously of not as much national importance, yet still praiseworthy, is
the Detroit Pistons' retaining of Richie Adubato has head coach at least until
the end of this season.
Adubato has been in coaching since 1960, serving at both the high school
and college level during that time. He has made coaching his life, and after a
year and a quarter under Dick Vitale, has had NBA bench experience as
To hire either Willis Reed or Dave Bing, who were also being considered,
would have been a crime. Bing had never coached in college or the NBA
previously, while Reed had mixed results during his stint with New York.
Both have made a career out of playing marvelous basketball. Yet that
hardly guarantees the ability to handle 12 individual talents in a league
where the players' salaries dwarf those of the man supposedly in charge.
My Christmas wish for Adubato is that he be given more than a year to
prove himself. I'm sure Dick Vitale would agree.
"It was a good basketball game,"
Michigan coach Johnny Orr said after
the game. "We had an opportunity, and
we didn't take advantage of it. We have
to give them credit for that.
"We were going to wind it down to
twelve seconds and then go for it, but
we just stood around."
The Wolverines battled back from a
51-41 deficit with fourteen minutes left
in the game. Michigan center John
Garris sank a 20-footer to bring the
score to 53-47. Rocket forward Dick
Miller laid in two of his 18 points with
nine minutes left to make it 57-49, and
then Mike McGee took over.
McGee, the game's leading scorer
with 26 points, hit a three-point play and
a six-foot jumper to bring the
Wolverines back 59-56. Keith Smith
then sank a 22-foot bomb and it was a
one-point ball game.'
The Wolverines couldn't quite disrupt
the ballhandling of Lehman, however,
as he dribbled off much of the last six
minutes. Smith fouled him three times
in the last four minutes, Lozier fouled
him tiwce, Lehman sank seven of 10
from the charity stripe in that period,
nullifying the efforts of Garris, who hit
a layup to make the score 63-62 and then
a tip-in for the Wolverines' final points
at 64-63, Toledo.
"We did a super job on defense,"
Toledo coach Bob Nichols explained.
'They (Michigan) can score, and our
defense stopped them pretty well. And
Lehman's ballhandling at the end was
Garris played an impressive game in
the pivot for the Blue, hitting six of
seven from the field to join McGee in
double figures with..12 points as well as
snaring five rebounds.
Both teams shot well from the field,
Michigan connecting on 58 per cent to
Toledo's 55 per cent. The Rockets
scored most of their points inside
throughout the game, with forward
Knuckles knocking in 19 on nine of 12
from the field to go along with Miller's
18. Lehman added 15 points, nine of
them at the free throw line.
. Michigan had led for most of the first
half. An eight-point spurt shot the
Wolverines out to an early 16-10 lead
before Toledo started clawing back. A
Miller rebound and bucket cut the
Michigan lead to 18-16, and they just
hung on from there.
A Lehman drive put Toledo ahead, 33-
31, and they never trailed from there,
entering the locker room at halftime on
"Toledo played very well; they did a
job shutting (Marty) Bodnar off;" Orr
commented. "But you hate to lose,
especially when you've got it in your
Both Michigan and Toledo are 2-1.
The Wolverines travel to Milwaukee
Saturday to face 18th-ranked Marquet-
0-52 winners over Miami of Ohio in its 1. Indiana (28).........1-0 1,118
pener, retained the No. 1 position in 2. Duke (18) ............. 3-0 1,098
he Associated Press college basket- 3. Ohio St. (7) ............ 1-0 1,027
all poll after the first week of the 4. Notre Dame (1).......1-0 907
eason. 5. Kentucky (5)........... 3-1 874
The Hoosiers collected 28 of a 6. Louisiana State........1-0 866
ossible 58 first-place votes and 1,118 7. UCLA............... 2-0 706
ut of a possible 1,180 points in the 8. North Carolina.......1-1 647
iationwide balloting of sports writers 9. St. John's ............. 2-0 571
Lnd broadcasters. Indiana, which held 10. DePaul .............. 0-0 560
slim 12-point lead over Kentucky in 11. Syracuse ............1-0 559
he preseason poll, has a 20-point edge 12. Purdue ............... 1-0 542
ver Duke, this week's runnerup. 13. Virginia............2-0 514
The Blue Devils, who beat Kentucky 14. Louisville ..........1-0 475
arlier in the season and captured Nor- 15. Oregon State..........2-0 259
h Carolina's Big Four championship 16. Marquette ............ 1-0 216
ast weekend, were tabbed No. 1 on 18 17. Georgetown ........... 1-0 200
allots. 18. Brigham Young......1-1 174
Ohio State and Notre Dame, Nos. 4 19. Kansas .............. 1-0 144
nd 5 in the preseason, each moved up a 20. Iowa .................. 1-0 101
Rockets too hot for Blue
Min FG/A FT/A
28 3/9 1/2
:37 9/12 1/2
38 8/13 2/4
33 2/7 0/0
38 3/7 9/11
7 0/1 0/0
13 ' 2/2 0/0
3 0/0 0/0
3 0/0 0/0
FG/A FT/A R
12/20 2/3 6
3/6 0/0 5
1/ 1 0/1 4
0/3 4/4 0
4/9 0/1 2
2/3' 0/0 1
6/7 01,0 5
1/1 0/0 '0
0/0 0 2
29/50 6/9 27
27/49 13/19 25 19 13
Halftime: Toledo 35, Michigan 33 '
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TORONTO (AP)-The California
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option with the Kansas City Royals and
became a free agent, to a three-year
"This is like the end of a 10-year love
affair with Kansas City and the people
of Kansas-City,". said Patek, 35. "It's
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this past season following a troubled
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"Their offer was a joke, an insult," he
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