Page 10-Sunday, January 7, 1979-The Michigan Daily
MICHIGAN TURNS SOUR IN SECOND HALF:
Upstart Hawke yes shock Blue,
By GEOFF LARCOM
It was said time and time again
b)efore the basketball season
began-there are no easy games in the
Big Ten this year. For once, the pre-
season dopesters hit it right on the nose.
Yesterday's game between Michigan
and Iowa served only to produce more
believers, as the Hawkeyesrstole away
with a 85-79 shocker over the 12th-
ranked Wolverines before a stunned
crowd of 13,315 at Crisler Arena.
-JUNIOR ALL-BIG Ten guard Ronnie
Lester was the adhesion that held the
Hawkeye upset machine together, as he
converted on both ends of three one-
and-one foul attempts in the last
minute-and-a-half to preserve the Iowa
lead and even Michigan's Big Ten
record at 1-1. Surprising. Iowa is now
The Wolverines still led, 68-67, with a
litle more than six minutes to play.
Then Lester went to work.
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The speedy backcourt ace hit on two
short jumpers and sank two foul shots
as the Hawkeyes opened up a five point
Iowa then went into a four-corner
delay offense, forcing the Wolverines to
foul the Hawkeyes in an attempt to
But each time Iowa rose to the oc-
casion as guards Dick Peth, Tom Nor-
man and Lester each sank a pair of free
throws in the last 30 seconds to 'keep
the door shut on the frustrated
"NORMAN, LESTER and Peth are
all around 80 per cent at the line, so it
was ideal for us for them to shoot in that
situation," said Iowa coach Lute Olsen.
'Nuf said. Lester was 13 of 16 from the
line in the contest, while Peth converted
on five of six and Norman canned his
only two attempts.
Despite the fact that Lester led all
scorers with 29 points, Olsen was quick
to point out the win was a team effort.
And it truly was, as Hawkeye center
Steve Krafcisin and forward William
Mayfield (16 points) continually picked
and screened for Lester.
"He's quick," Blue guard Marty
Bodnar said of Lester. "It's hard
enough to stay with him one-on-one, but
when they pick for him it's almost im-
MICHIGAN'S SCORING was
unusually balanced, with Alan Hardy
topping the Wolverines with 18 points,
16 of them coming in the first half. Blue
forward Mike McGee garnered only 17
points, considerably below his 25 per
game average, while Phil Hubbard
pumped in 15.
"I think the key for anybody to beat
Michigan is to stop McGee and Hub-
bard," said Olsen. "That was our first
And stop the two Michigan stars the
Hawkeyes did. Both McGee and Hub-
bard had difficulty putting the ball in
the hole with any regularity, each
shooting considerably less than 50 per
cent from the field.
After the Hawkeyes jumped out to an
erly 10-4 lead, the Wolverines roared
back on Hardy's first half heroics to
lead at the half, 44-38. But Hardy gar-
nered only one bucket during the
second half, while sitting on the bench
for six minutes.
"THEY ADJUSTED well to hardy in
the second half, and shut him off," ex-
plained assistant coach Bill Frieder.
"We put Thad Garner in there because
he gets our zone moving."
Thus the Wolverines were left in the
second half with nobody holding the hot
hand, while their playmaker, freshman
guard Keith Smith, was forced to play
tenatively with four personal fouls
while trying to guard Lester.
"I thought the foul trouble took away
a lot from our offensive game. I like to
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By The Associated Press
EAST LANSING - Michigan State
survived a lesson in long-range
shooting by Minnesota freshman Leo
Rautins and rallied for a 69-62 Big Ten
Conference basketball,'victory yester-
Rautins, a 6-foot-8 forward from
Toronto, hit seven of eight shots from
outside the key in the first half. The
Gophers led 36-29 at half over first-
ranked Michigan State, then scored six
straight points as the second half
From that 13-point deficit, 42-29, the
Spartans went on a spree, outscoring
the Gophers 27-8 before slowing the
tempo with about eight minutes
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Ron Charles led the Michigan State
comeback with 11 points in the second
half and a game-high total of 19. Jay
Vincent added 16.
Minnesota started three freshmen.
Junior Kevin McHale, a 6-11 forward,
led the Gophers with 19 points and
Rautins had 14.
Gopher coach Jim Dutcher conceded
that playing three, and sometimes four
freshmen, hurt against the veteran
"They were pressing kind of an inex-
perienced group," he said. "The full-
court, man-to-man really bothered us."
The Spartans are 9-1 overall and 2-0 in
the Big Ten, while Minnesota fell to 5-6
Indiana 63, Purdue 54
BLOOMINGTON - Junior forward
Mike Woodson scored 20 points and In-
diana University converted 13 straight
free throws in the second half to repel a
Purdue rally yesterday as the Hoosiers
grabbed a 63-54 Big Ten basketball vic-
Indiana's free throw string, including
four each by guard Butch Carter and
forward Steve Risley, started after the
road-weary Boilermakers chopped a 34-
26 halftime deficit to 48-44 on a tip-in by
center Joe Barry Carroll with more
than five minutes to play.
The victory lifted the Hoosiers'
record to 9-5 overall and 1-1 in the Big
Ten. Purdue, dropping to 10-4 overall,
fell to 0-2 in the conference with key
matchups ahead in the next week
against Big Ten powers Michigan and
Illinois 74, Northwestern 56
EVANSTON - Mark Smith pumped
in 16 points and undefeated and fourth-
ranked Illinois swept past North-
western 74-56 yesterday for its 14th
straight basketball victory and second
on the road in Big Ten conference play.
Illinois again employed a stifling
defense and a balanced scoring attack
in setting up the victory before a stan-
ding room-only crowd of 7,122.
The Illini ran up a 27-14 lead early in
the first half as they connected on 10 of
their first 14 shots from the field. Nor-
thwestern cut this margin down and left
the floor trailing 31-23 at the half.
Midway in the second half, Illinois re-
established its 13-point lead at 50-37.
Then the Illini, led by Smith and Rob
Judson, who finished with 12 points,
outscored Northwestern 16-4 in a span
of six minutes to grab a 66-41 lead which
clinched the outcome.
OSU 82, Wisconsin 71
COLUMBUS-Kelvin Ransey and
Herb Williams combined for 43 points
last night to lead Ohio State to an 82-71
college basketball victory over Wiscon-
sin in Big Ten Conference play.
Ransey poured in 24 points, marking
the 43rd straight game that he has
reached double figures. Williams added
19 to help the Buckeyes remain un-
defeated in the conference.
Big Ten Standings
Conference All Games
W L W L
Illinois.......2 0 14 0
Michigan St. 2 0 10 1
Iowa .........2 0 10 2
Ohio State 2 0 7 4
MICHIGAN 1 1 7' 3
Indiana.... ..1 1 9 5
Wisconsin... 0 2 6 5
Purdue ....... 0 2 10 4
Minnesota . 0 2 5 6
Northwestern 0 2 4 7
Iowa 85, MICHIGAN 79
Illinois 74, Northwestern 56
Michigan State 69. Minnesota 62
Indiana 63, Purdue 54
Ohio State 82, Wisconsin 71
MICHIGAN at Purdue
'Indiana at Minnesota
MichiganState at Illinois
Northwestern at Wisconsin
Ohio State at Iowa
Lester hurls screwball.
SWolverines strike out
By GARY KICINSKI
T HERE GOES THE no-hitter, as they say.
The Iowa Hawkeyes jolted the Wolverines' out of their sleep
yesterday, rudely waking Michigan from its dream of getting the Big Ten
season off to a perfect start.
With a pair of home games for openers and three road games coming up
against mediocre Purdue and weak sisters Wisconsin and Northwestern, a 5-
0 start would not have been totally unrealistic to expect.
The favorable early schedule could have put the Wolverines out in front
of the league as Michigan State was last year, forcing the others to play cat-
ch-up. But the Hawkeyes, eighth in the conference last season with a 5-13
record, quickly showed Michigan that nothing in the Big Ten can be taken for
granted any longer.
Ronnie Lester, the Hawkeyes sensational junior guard, utilitized his ex-
treme quickness and fine shooting touch to forge the Iowa squad into the
lead. And even more importantly, Lester refused to snap during the game's
waning moments. Five times in theslast 6:15 of the game Lester stepped to
the free throw line with a one-and-one situation. Four times he sank both
shots, and three of those occasions came within the last 1:22.
Lester's steady nerves contributed significantly to his game-high 29
points. He hit 13 of 16 free throws on the afternoon and netted 8 or 14 field goal
"I was just trying to concentrate on hitting the free throws," said Lester.
"I heard the crowd screaming and saw them waving and stuff, and I just
tried to block them out."
Michigan's freshman guard Keith Smith, faced with the task of trying to
guard Lester, did his best to keep up with him but fouled out with 6:15
remaining. Johnny Johnson and Mark Lozier tried their hands at controlling
Lester but were equally unsuccessful. When the Wolverines were forced to
keep fouling late in the game they were forced to keep fouling Lester, as he
was the primary ball-handler in Iowa's four-corner offense.
Many of Smith's fouls on Lester were purely the result of aggressive
defense and involved only incidental contact. "I put my hand on him and
they'd whistle me down," said Smith, who scored just three points on the day
and had just one assist. "I thought my foul trouble took away a lot from our
offensive game. I like to penetrate and pass the ball off quite a bit. But once
you get three or four fouls the coach doesn't want you penetrating any more
because its easy to pick up those offensive fouls."
While Lester's performance made the Hawkeye scoring ledger lopsided,
only Alan Hardy of the Michigan starters was able to shoot better than 50
percent. Hardy seemed to be the lone Wolverine not fazed by Iowa's 2-3 zone
defense, and accounted for most of Michigan's first-half offense.
Hardy hit on eight of nine field goals in the first half, accounting for 16
points. With Hardy, the Wolverines shot 51.3 percent from the floor in the fir-
st half. Without him the figures read 39 percent, as Mike McGee, Phil Hub-
bard and Marty Bodnar combined for a sickly 7-for-23.
Curiously though, Michigan's only hot hand spent six important minutes
on the bench early in the second half. The Wolverines' lack of punch during
this period prompted some fans to start up a "Har-dy, Har-dy" chant. When
the 6-6 center returned to the lineup with ten minutes left his effectiveness
stayed on the bench, as he connected on just one of two field goals in the
remaining time to finish with a team-high 18 points.
Iowa's William Mayfield, a friend of Hardy's since their high school
days in Detroit, was one who wordered about that. "I was surprised that he
was on the bench so much in the second half, especially after going 8-for-9 in
the first half. He was their best shooter," he said.
Michigan coach Johnny Orr said Hardy "ran out of gas." Hardy, though,
seemed somewhat miffed, at first refusing to comment on the situation and
then saying, "I guess I just have to trust Orr's judgment. If that's what he
said, I guess that's right."
Whatever the reason, Hardy's scoring punch was not adequately picked
up by anyone else and the Wolverines went down to their first defeat of the
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Women mop up Northern, 90-44
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By LIZ MAC
The young, supposedly inexperienced
women's basketball team sure didn't
play that way yesterday, blowing out
the Northern Michigan Wildcats, 90-44,
at Crisler Arena..
Both the offense and the defense were
on target for the Wolverines, who
chalked up their highest point total thus
far while holding the Wildcats to a mere
16 points in the second half.
"WE FINALLY did it. Our defense
made the difference," said freshwoman
Diane Dietz, referring to the lopsided
score. She and Katie McNamara
shared scoring honors with 16 points.
Other scoring leaders for Michigan
were Terry Schevers with 10 and Bren-
da Venhuizen and Abby Currier with 8
apiece. Northern's top scorer was Lori
Juntila, who had 10 points.
Michigan grabbed an early lead, and
aided by Dietz's 14 first-half points and
a 53.8 team shooting percentage, led 48-
28 at the half. The second half was no
contest as the Wolverines substituted
freely and consistently scored unan-
swered buckets. "We have a super ben-
ch," said coach Gloria Soluk of her
subs, who collectively scored 33 points.
IT WAS THE defense that truly did
the job for the Blue cagers. Paced by
Schevers and Penny Neer in the first
half and Venhuizen and Yvette Harris
in the second, the team forced tur-
novers which stympied Northern's of-
"We've been concentrating on our
defense. Everything just fell into
place," said freshwoman Kris Hansen.
"They had to go to a man-to-man
when we got so far out in front, and they
couldn't adjust to it," Venhuizen said.
"Our fast break went well, too."
The cagers host Dayton on Monday.
Game time is 7:00 at Crisler.
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