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The Michigan

Hoosiers handle Mi

Special to the Daily
BLOOMINGTON-The Bloomington
jinx goes on.
There were no last second heroics
last night, no buckets without any time
left on .the clock, no new idols in
Michigan basketball folklore to pay
homage to.
Instead, Indiana took advantage of
numerous missed opportunities by the
Wolverines, to win its twelfth game in a
row over Michigan in Bloomington, 68-
62, before 13,073 vocal fans in Assembly
ONCE AGAIN, Michigan failed to put
the ball through the hoop when the op-
portunity was there. The Wolverines
shot a pitiful 34.4 percent from the field
in the first half, managing to stay
barely afloat thanks to Alan Hardy's
hot hand. Hardy was four of five in the
first half and Michigan trailed the
Hoosiers by only six at intermission, 35-
But the opening minutes of the second
half belonged to Indiana. The Hoosiers
broke out of the gate with a 16-4 tear in
the first five and a half minutes to take
command, 51-35..
looked slim. Center Phil Hubbard
picked up two quick fouls in retreat to
the bench at the 17:61 mark with four
personals, sending Paul Heuerman into
the game.-

However, characteristic of their play
lately, the Wolverines refused to play
dead. Slowly, the Hoosier lead dwindled
despite urgent pleas from Indiana
coach Bobby Knight.
HUBBARD DIDN'T sit on the pines
for long. Coach Johnny Orr sent his top
rebounder back in after a two and a half
minute rest, and the senior from Can-
ton, Ohio responded with some less-
than-cautious play to start the
Michigan comeback..
Indiana, which turned the ball over 28
times during the course of the contest,
seemed willing to let the victory slip
away, a symptom that has plagued the
Hoosiers before.
Michigan pulled within six points on
five occasions. With just over four
minutes left, in the game, Mark Lozier
pickpocketed the ball and fed fast-
breaking Mike McGee downcourt.
McGEE PICKED up his dribble at
the foul line with Indiana's Butch Car-
ter closing in. This time McGee's shot
lipped out of the hole and the
sophomore forward fouled Carter trying
to get the ball back.
Carter made both ends of the one-
and-one, thus making what could have
been a four-point lead an eight-point
advantage with 3:48 left.
"McGee missed the layup and I
thought he was fouled,".Orr said after-
wards, "but it wasn't called so it wasn't
a foul."

McGEE ALSO thought he was
pushed. "He kind of pushed me and
knocked the shot off rhythm a little bit.

Y--Friday, February 2, 1979-Page 11
ball back to the Hoosiers. Garner tu'r-
ned the ball over five times in only
seven minutes of play.
NEXT CAME an errant pass that
landed out of bounds. A three-on-two
*break developed but too many passes
resulted in no basket. Usually reliable
Marty Bodnar missed a wide-open
bomb, then came McGee's missed
layup and it was bye-bye ballgame.
"We missed a lot of easy ones," Orr
remorsed. "When I saw the stats at
halftime (11 of 32 field goals, 7 of 13 free
throws, 11 turnovers), I was amazed
that we were still in the game."
anything but ectastatic with the out-
come. "I've never believed a win is a
win. To me, it's a matter of how well
you play from the beginning to the end.
And I'm not at all satisfied with the way
we were playing from the beginning to
the end."
Mike Woodson led all scorers with 23
points for Indiana, followed closely by
Landon Turner's 21 points. The forward
tandem also combined for 18 of the 40
Hoosier rebounds.
McGee poured 19 points through the
hole, with Hubbardnex.at13 points and
a team-high 10 boards.

Mike !Woodson

I don't know if it was really a foul, but
there was contact.
"I thought it was in anyway."
This was but one in a long line of
missed opportunities in the final stanza.
With nine minutes left and Michigan,
within six points, Thad Garner was
called twice for travelling, giving the

INDIANA'S MIKE WOODSON and Michigan's Keith Smith scramble for a loose
basketball during last night's action in Bfoomington. The Hoosiers won, 68-62,
upping their record to 12-9. Michigan fell to 10-7 overall; both teams are 4-5 in
the Big Ten.

Fatal Hoosier hex


Grapplers host top ranked teams

Woodson....... 37 11/16 1/2 10 5 3
Turner ......... 35 9/14 3/4 8 0 5
Tolbert........40 4/12 4/4 4 4 1
Carter ......... 29 3/5 2/2 6 2 3
Whittman... 40 2/4 0/0 2 5 2
Eells .......... 16 0/0 0/0 2 1 2
Risley......... 3 0/0 0/1 0 1 .0
Team Rebounds 8
Totals........200 29/51 10/13 40 18 16
Fouled Out: Turner
Halftime: Indiana 35, MICHIGAN 29
Att. 13,073



ts. McGee.
23 Hardy ........
21. Hubbard..
12 Staton.......
8 Smith.......
4 Bodnar, Marty
0 Garris .......
0 Garner...
Heuerman ..
68 Lozier.......
Team Rebounds


n. FG/A FT/A
.7 7/19 5/5
5 5/9 1/4
6 4/12 5/6
2 4/9 0/0
8 0/4 2/4'
'2 2/4 0/0
I .0/0 0/0
7 2/3 0/0
4 0/0 0/0
8 0/1 1/2

5 '*0 3
10 0 4
2 5 2
0 2 1
02 1
26 13 1


Michigan's streaking wrestlers are
making final preparations for one of the
biggest weekends of their season. The
Wolverines, currently 10-2 and ranked
tenth in the nation, take on number-one
ranked Iowa Friday night and seventh-
ranked Minnesota at Crisler Arena
Saturday night.
The grapplers are healthy and
peaking for this weekend's meets. "We
can't peak all season," points out Coach
Dale Bahr. "But we worked harder this
past week; we're picking up the tempo
for the ranked teams." Bahr continued,

"We are attempting to peak for the next
three matches," referring to Iowa,
Minnesota, and Michigan State on
Iowa may be more than a formidable
opponent. "We don't have the overall
strength to beat Iowa," commentedt
Bahr. "We hope to be at that level in
four to five years." For this match
Bahr is, "looking for a 100 per cent ef-
fort from the team."
The Hawkeyes have a strong winning
tradition. "Iowa in wrestling is similar
to UCLA's domination of basketball in

the past," stressed Bahr. Although vic-
tory is not out of the question, Bahr
hopes to "let Iowa know they have been
in a match." Hustle and a good effort
are the keys to Michigan's success.
The match against Iowa will be
highlighted by some exciting confron-
tations in the heavier weights. Two of
these could be Big Ten championship
At 167 pounds, All-American Mark
Churella (32-1) will meet Iowa's Mike
De Anna (15-3). The other preview will
feature Bud Palmer, (15-7-1), a former
All-American, against Steve Fraser


Spartans down Buckeyes in OT,
Johnson plays despite hurt ankle

By the Associated Press
EAST LANSING-Earvin Johnson
scored 15 points after suffering a
sprained ankle last night as Michigan
State dealt seventh-ranked Ohio State
its first Big Ten loss, 84-79 in overtime.
The Spartans led 64-60 with 48 secon-
ds remaining when 5-foot-9 guard Todd
Penn sank an 18-foot jumper for the
Buckeyes and Jim Ellinghausen was
fouled by Johnson away from the play.
ELLINGHAUSEN sank both ends of
a one and one to put the game into over-
points in overtime came on free throws.
For the game, Johnson scored 23
points. Gregory Kelser had 21 and Jay
Vincent 19 for the Spartans. Kelvin
Ransey of OSU was high with 25 points.
The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 8-1
in the conference, 13-5 overall, but Ohio
State still is atop the Big Ten. MSU is 5-
4in the conference.
Illinois 67, Minnesota 57
CHAMPAIGN-Levi Cobb scored 19
points and Mark Smith added 18 to lead
14th-ranked Illinois to a 67-57 Big Ten
win over Minnesota last night, snapping.
a three-game losing streak.
THE ILLINI, 17-4 on the season and 5-
4 in the conference, recorded their first
victory over the Gophers after 13
straight losses. It also marked the 300th

career win for Illini Coach Lou Henson.
The Gophers fell to 8-10 on the year,
and 3-6 in the conference. They were led
in scoring by freshman Trent Tucker
with 17 points.
Illinois outscored Minnesota 16-2 in
the last seven minutes of the first
half-with guard Rob Judson hitting a
30-footer at the buzzer-to build a
commanding 39-20 halftime lead.
Iowa 70, Wisconsin 64
MADISON-Ronnie Lester, taking
advantage of Wisconsin's switch in tac-
tics, scored 20 of his 25 points in the
second half yesterday to boost Iowa to

a 70-64 Big Ten basketball victory over
the Badgers.
THE HAWKEYES outscored Wiscon-
sin 14-4 to forge a 46-35 lead with 11:05 to
play after Wisconsin coach Bill Cofield
switched from a first-half zone to a
man-to-man format to open the second
Joe Chrnelich scored three quick
baskets to get Wisconsin to within 48-42,
and the Badgers were down only 56-54
with 4:22 to go. Then 'Iowa went to a
four-corner game that produced layups
and drew fouls, securing the lead.

(30-4) in the 190 weight class. These two
wrestlers finished third and sixth
respectively in last year's NCAA tour-
The 177-pound matchup between
Michigan's Bill Petosky and Iowa's
Dave Fitgerald should be a "good mat-
ch", observed Bahr. The heavyweight
battle will also highlight two fine grap-
plers; Wolverine Steve Bennett and the
Hawkeyes' John Bowlsby.d n
Saturday's match could be even more
important to Michigan. Minnesota and
Michigan are very equal. "If each team
wins the matches they should, then it
will be very close," said Bahr. 4
Michigan's next four matches will be
against the number one, seven, sixteen,
and three ranked teams.
"We hope to at least split those four,
although the number one (Iowa) and
number three (Wisconsin) teams are.
stronger. than we are," observed Bahr.
Again the meet will pit strength against
strength in the heavier weights. Bahr
explained that "from 150. and up, Min-
nesota is very strong." The two key
Gopher grapplers are Dan Zilverberg
at 158 and Jim Becker at heavyweight.
Both have done well against Michigan
in the past, according to Bahr. "Zilver-
berg beat Churella last year and'earlier
this year, Becker defeated Bowlsby
The weekend will not mark the end of
Michigan's crucial dual meet schedule,
however. Next Thursday the grapplers
have a chance to avenge an early loss to
the Spartans. Coach Bahr summed up
the team's feeling. "We want to beat
State, because that loss was our poorest
performance of the year. We will be
ready, we've improved and we want to
prove that we are the more improved
As for this weekend, however, there
are two outstanding matches in town,
the Iowa meet tonight at 7:30, and the
Minnesota matchup tomorrow at 6:00
following the basketball game.
Pistons top
Cavs, 120-116
By the Associated Press
RICHFIELD, Ohio-Bob Lanier
and M.L. Carr both poured in 29 points
to pace the Detroit Pistons to a 120-116
National Basketball Association vic-
tory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Carr's final two points put Detroit
ahead 117-112, but Campy Russell, who
had 29 points, and Austin Carr, who had
26, came up with quick baskets to cut
the Pistons' edge to 117-116 with 21
seconds left.

200 24/61 14/21

Leslie Park Golf Course
Tues.-Thurs. 10-6, Fri.-Sat. 10-10, Sun. 8-6
Closed Mondays
Big changes
ftrte Bttr
The ew ilage Bell
Stop by one evening.

Cauthen finally wins,

By The Associated Press
ARCADIA, Calif. - Steve Cauthen,
the 18-year-old Triple 'Crown-winning
jockey who had fallen into a deep
slump, broke his 110-race losing streak
yesterday with a victory in the fourth
race at Santa Anita.
The win, aboard Father Duffy, ended
the dry spell that began Jan. 2. '
It was Cauthen's third race of the day.
His mount in the first race was scrat-
ched. He finished dead last in the
second and did not ride in the third.
Cauthen rode Affirmed to the Triple
Crown for three-year-olds last year.
Brown quits Nuggets
DENVER - The Denver Nuggets
called a press conference last night,
presumably to announce that Larry
Brown is giving up the head coaching
Boulder radio station KBOL quoted a

source close to the National Basketball
Association team as saying Brown will
resign for health reasons and assistant
coach Donnie Walsh will take over his
(sonka released
New York- The Giants decided
yesterday not to exercise the option
year of Larry Csonka's contract. The
power running back who rushed for
over 1,000 yards in three consecutive
years with the Dolphins and .had two
100-plus yard performances in the
Super Bowl, is now free to negotiate
with any team.
Csonka, meanwhile, has indicated he
would like to return to the Dolphins or
play for Miami's former offensive line
coach, Monte Clark, at Detroit.
If Csonka signs with another NFL
team, the Giants will not receive any



Big Ten Basketball
Indian 68, Michigan 62
illinois 67, Minnesota 57
Iowa 70, Wisconsin 64
Michigan St. 84, Ohio St. 79 (OT)
College Basketball
;Notre Dame 66, Xavier, Ohio 57
Temple 92, Hofstra 70
Clemson 110, Colgate 73
'Detroit 120, Cleveland 116°





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