100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 30, 1972 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1972-01-30

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Page Seven

Sunday, January 30, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, January 30, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Wolverines

bomb

Bucks

f......{C" '""
' {: fem.}':"\- .:": '.
vX:

By JOHN PAPANEK
The Michigan Wolverines
managed to stumble toward a.
Big Ten basketball champion-
ship yesterday, when they
knocked off the ailing Ohio
State Buckeyes 88-78 for the
first time in their last nine
meetings.
But even though it was a'
big victory for Michigan, rais-
ing their conference record
to 5-1, and at least a tie for
the Big Ten lead, it came as
the result of some pretty un-
fortunate circumstances.
Ohio State staggered' into Cris-
ler Arena with their 7-foot center
;Luke Witte looking like Joe Pa-
looka and along with his 6-8
back-up Mark Wagar,, recovering
from a major concussion. They
were the most visible remnants of
last Tuesday night's battle royal
with Minnesota.
The Buckeyes were forced to
start sophomore Jack Wolfe at
center against 6-10 Ken Brady.
Wolfe has played enough in eight
previous games to take 13 shots, so
his experience is not very impres-
sive.
In a futile effort to stop Mich-
igan's awesome front line of

SUNDAY SPORTS
NIGHT EDITORS: AL SHACKELFORD and JOHN PAPANEK

Brady, John Lockard and Ernie
Johnson, Ohio State lost centers
Wolfe and Gary Kiracofe and for-
ward Mark Minor with five fouls
within a span of one minute in the
second half.
In all, the Bucks committed 32
fouls, sending Michigan to the
charity line 50 times, to tie a team
record. The 52 total free throws
made in the game broke the old
Crisler Arena record of 51 set by
the same two teams in 1968.
An angry Ohio State Coach
Fred Taylor, who has had an aw-
ful lot of problems since that de-
bacle at Minneapolis, gritted his
teeth as he talked about the of-
ficiating.
"There was a wide range of
personal fouls. It was a little bit
ridiculous," he said. "If they're
going to call them like that, they
ought to call them both ways."
Across the hall, a jubilant l

Johnny Orr must have seen a dif-
ferent game.
"There's no question about the
fouls," he said. "I think the of-
ficials did a good job."-
Things looked shaky in the
first half, when Wayne Grabiec,
still sizzling from his 31-point
performance against Iowa Tues-
day night, licked up three fouls
in the first 57 seconds.
But his absence was compen-
sated for three minutes later, when
Ohio State's hot-shooting guard
Alan Hornyak was forced to the
pines with a similar plague.
Meanwhile, H e n r y Wilmore
kept Michigan in the game, sink-
ing seven of seven from the free
throw line, hitting a 23-foot
jumper, stealing Buckeye Dan
Gerhard's dribble and driving full
court for a layup, and tipping in
his own missed shot to give the
Wolverines their first lead at 20-
19.

For the game, Wilmore drew
14 Ohio fouls and sank 16 free
throws to break his old Michigan
record of 15, scoring a game high
26 points.
The lead changed hands three
times, before Grabiec tied it at
37 with a pair of charity tosses.
Tvo foul shots by Mark Minor
and a breakaway layup by Ger-
hard put Ohio on top at half-'
time 41-37.
Michigan got the lead early in
the second half on a jumper by
Lockard that made the score 50-
48, but a minute later he was out
of the game after drawing his
fifth foul.
Meanwhile, Buckeyes Wardell
Jackson, Jack Wolfe and Minor
picked up their fourth foul and
the roof was ready to fall in on
Ohio.
Grabiec and Steve Bazelon
opened up a 59-55 lead, but as a
result of two quick Bazelon fouls
and Grabiec's fourth, Ohio tied
it up at 59.
Grabiec and Hornyak exchang-
ed 25-footers, then Wilmore led
an unanswered seven-point scor-
ing surge, including a pair of
identical 20 - footers and three
of four free throws, to put the
Wolverines up for good, 68-61.
In the next minute the roar of
the 13,609 Michigan partisans

swelled as fitst Minor, then Wolfe
and Kiracofe drew their fifth and
final fouls and marched off the
court like so many beaten war-
riors.
Some Michigan fans, always
hungry for B u c k e y e blood,
screamed for the Wolverines to
"pour it on". Greg Buss, doing
another fine job in relief of Lock-
ard, finished the assault with a
flurry of pinpoint scoring passes
to Wilmore, Grabiec and John-
son.
When the final buzzer sounded,
an ecstatic Orr grabbed his as-
sistant Freddie Snowden in a lov-
ing embrace, symbolic of their
first defeat of Ohio State since
coming to Michigan four years
ago.
"I'm elated," Orr said grinning
after the game. "It was a great
victory, but we've go eight more to
play."
But Taylor was angry, and he
looked as tired as his team must
have been. "We were pretty badly
outsized. We stayed with them in
the first half, but they just wore
us out," he said.
The major question stewing in
the minds of the fans and the
coaches is what difference Witte
and Wagar would have made in
the outcome og the game.
"That's just a matter of con-
jecture," Taylor said. "We had
two guys (Kiracofe and Chris
Reinhardt) who haven't even been
in a game this year (Reinhardt
has played about six minutes)."
Orr seemed to think that Witte
being out was a bit of poetic
justice. "Nobody had any sym-
pathy for us when we had to
play without Brady," he said.
In fact, Orr said yesterday that
he expected the efficials to have
sympathy for Ohio State because
of the fight.
"Yeah, I saw that in the paper,"
Taylor said. "That was a real nice
quote, wasn't it?;
"I think that they were really
afraid that the crowd might come'
down and start another one
(fight), that's all."
Buckoff!
MICHIGAN

--Daily-Terry McCarthy
SOARING LIKE A HAWK is Michigan's pride and joy Ernie "Big E" Johnson as the slim ball of
fire goes high to block this shot by the Buckeyes' Mark Minor. The Big E fired home 19 score-o's
and fascinated the crowd of 13,609 just as he ooh-ahhed the other fellows in the picture.
CAMPY CLICKS
BabyBlue burst Buck bubb

wro r o

out to lunch
mort noveck

rs rA 1 r r r r

A foul way

s

to wn a game
T1HELOCKERROOMS in Crisler Arena are less than 100 yards
apart, but after Michigan beat Ohio State yesterday.it was
more like '100 miles. The contrast between the two couldn't have
been more marked.
On one side of the hall Johnny Orr was holding court. It was
his first victory over the Buckeyes as head coach, and he was
making the most of it. As the overflow throng of reporters crowd-
ed around, Orr happily expounded on the Wolverine victory.
A few feet away the Michigan players joyously accepted
congratulations from the crowd of old alums And young ad-
mirers that had forced their way in past the guards. The room
was noisy as the players celebrated their rise into first place.
Across the hall it was deadly quiet. The Ohio State squad,
dejected after giving their all only to lose, was just interested in
dressing and getting away.
Around the corner their coach, Fred Taylor, was facing
the press. Unlike Orr's meeting, the air here was not congratula-
tory. It wasn't even sympathetic. Most of the writers did have
empathy for the Bucks who had tried so hard without their star
center, but Taylor wasn't ready for commiseration.
He was angry, and his mood set the tone. His players had
been charged with 32 fouls while the Wolverines got off with
18. Taylor thought that this was the difference in the game and
he wasn't happy about it. "If they're going to call them close,
they should call them at both ends of the court," he explained.
"Two to one is just a little out of range."
Orr had publicly stated that he was afraid that the officials
would favor the Buckeyes because of last Tuesday's riot at
Minnesota. However Taylor thought it went the other way. He
thinks that the officials were intimidated by the Michigan crowd,
stating that "the only sympathy the officials had was that the
crowd might come down on the floor."
Ohio -State had done a good job without Luke Witte. They
led at halftime and stayed in the game until their other start-
ers fouled out. Alan Hornyak and Wardell Jackson both sat
out part of the game after picking up their third fouls, but the
Buckeye reserves came through.
Though they had the advantage in height and in fouls, the
Wolverines couldn't chalk up the win until Ohio ran out of
energy. "We were giving away so much size and weight inside
that we were worn down," Taylor commented. "And we could
not do some things because of the foul trouble."
Winning hides many of the flaws in a game and Orr
had nothing but paise for the Michigan effort. The halftime
deficit was just shrugged off. "We were down at the half in our
last three games," he said. "It's a trait of this team to come
on strong in the second half. We really dominated the back-
boards in the second period and that really helped us."
Orr showed no sympathy at all for the Buckeyes. He
doesn't think that Witte would have made a difference anyway,
but commented that, "we didn't want our guys to feel sorry
for them. Last year we fel sorry because Jim Cleamons was in-
jured and it hurt us."
In contrast to Taylor's opinion, Orr felt that the referees did
a good job In fact, he thought the OSU players were getting
away with violations in the first half. "There was no question
of the fouls," Orr asserted. "They fouled us. I couldn't believe
that we couldn't get the ball up to the rim on a layup in the
first half and they weren't calling fouls."
Henry Wilmore took a record 22 shots from the free throw
line and according to Orr, "Wilmore deserved every one of the
22 he got and probably about 15 more."
He wound up with 26 points, but more importantly he looked
more at home playing guard. Wilmore brought the ball down
with ease, even against the press, and moved with more author-
ity than previously. He was helped by Wayne Grabiec who came
on strong after picking up three quick fouls. He had to guard
Hornyak and though Hornyak continued to shoot phenomenally
Grabiec managed to give him trouble without picking up any
more fouls until near the end.
Ernie Johnson also turned in a fine defensive effort on
Jackson. Jackson led the Bucks early in the contest but Johnson
shut him off in the later stages. In addition he knocked in 19
points and led the,team in rebounds with 14.
Though Ohio probably feels that the referees stole the game
for Michigan, the calls went both ways. John Lockard fouled
out early in the second half, and his absence hurt the Wolver-
ines. The refs called them pretty much as they happened.
Ohio State has a reputation for being a meek, defenseless
tam Aftr lta Tesdav thi rntatin i evn strnner. But

Johnson
Lockard
Brady
Wilmore
Grabiec
Hart
Buss
Bazelon
TEAM
TOTALS

FG
7-13
3-8
6-7
5-16
6-14
4-6
0-3
1-1

FT
5-S
1-2
3-11
16-22
2-2
2-2
2-2
1-1

R
14
7
12
8
5
0
2
1
6
54

PF
2
5
3
0
5
0
1
2

TP
19
7
15
26
14
2
2
3

By BOB ANDREWS
The Michigan Baby Blue over-
rowered the Ohio State freshmen
at Crisler Arena yesterday aft-
ernoon 101-57, and the win is
going to cost head coach Dick Ho-
nig a steak dinner for each and
every player. Sparked by Campy
Russell and Joe Johnson, who
combined for 54 points, the Wol-
verines easily surpassed the 30-
point-or-better winning margin
they had to meet to win the free
dinner.
With only a' 24-19 advantage
with 7:18 to go in the first half,
Russell and Johnson ignited a 12-
0 Michigan spurt to send the
Wolverines rolling. In addition to
their fine shooting percentages,
the two freshmen demonstrated
some nifty defensive play that
forced the Buckeyes into num-
erous turnovers.
However, the Buckeyes managed
to walk off the court at halftime
with only an eleven-point -deficit
as guard Barry Bonnell and for-
ward Jeff Smith found the range
for 10 points in the last five min-
utes.
With only a 44-33 advantage,
Honig was displeased with the
team's performance in the half.
"We weren't running our offense
well," stated Honig, "we stood
aroundsand looked tight. If our
forwards don't get free we get
into trouble."
However Russell seemed to be
sailing easy as he went into the
lockerroom with 21, while John-
son added 12.

their biggest incentive, the Wol-
verine starting five came out in
the second half and began ex-
tending their lead. Doug Ash-
worth and John Kantner comple-
mented Russell and Johnson with
some fine outside hitting.
-Midway through the half they
opened up a 64-44 margin as
Kantner made five straight points.
According to Honig, "Kantner
played the best game that I have
ever seen." Despite scoring only
11 points, his defense and play-
making was outstanding..
With about five and a half
minutes to go, Ashworth hit on
two ' free throws to give Michi-
gan the 30 point advantage they
needed at 85-55. The only task
left was to stay at that margin.
The only interest at the end
Buck off again!
MICHIGAN

was whether Michigan would once
again reach the 100-point plateau.
With 2:28 remaining, Honig re-
placed all the regulars and it was
up to the super-subs to score at
least six points as the score
was 94-55.
Super-sub Bill Ayler's playing
time was briefly interrupted late
in the game as he ripped his
shorts while going up for a re-
bound. Quickly running off the
court to change, he came back in
time to score the last five Wol-
verine points to close' out the
scoring. Honig commented on the
incident saying, "After all, we
needed a little comic relief in the
game."
For the Stunnt Body:

28-59 32-50

18 88

Minor
Jackson .
Wolfe
Ijornyak
Gerhard
Merchant
Kiracofe
Seikmann
Reinhardt
TEAM
TOTALS

OHIO STATE
FG FT R PF TP
3-8 5-6 9 5 11
5-9 4-4 5 '4 14
3-7 2-3 4 5 8
9-20 6-6 4 4 '24
5-11 1-2 3 1 11
143 0-0 1 2 2
1-4 2-2 7 5 4
1-9 0-2 3 4 2
1-2 $-2 2.,2 2
6
29-73 20-25 44 32 78

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
HENRY WILMORE (25) takes off on one of his patented twisting
dog shots as a whole host of cagers look on in admiration. Wil-
more, still sub-par from the floor, hit for 26 big points on five for
16 and-dig-16 of 22 from the foul-line. Can you recognize some
other players you know in this picture?
CLOBBER HAWKS:

Ashworth
Russell
Kupec
Kintner
Johnson
A~yler
Wolff
Rahn
McParlan
TEAM
TOTALS
Wenner
Weston
Andreas
Smith
Bonnell
Grau
Rickett
,Ehlen
Conkie
Keep
Stuckey
Carano
TEAM
TOTALS

FG FT R PF'
5-8 5-6 1 0
14-22 5-10 11 2
5-10 0-0 7 0
4-7 3-4 5 1
6-8 9-13 2 2
4-12 2-7 9 1
0-1 1-2 0 1
0-1 0-0 2 1
0-0 0-0 0 0
18
38-69 25-42 53 8

TP
15
33
10
11
21
10
1
101

OHI

SCORE BY PERIODS:
MICHIGAN 37
Ohio State 4

SAL
0 Jeai
" Bell
v Flar
/2o01

51-881

1 37-78 With a thick t-bone steak being

2

[0 STATE
FG FT R PF TP
5-10 0-0 3 5 10
6-15 3-3 4 3 15
4-14 1-2 11 r5 9
3-12 0-0 6 3 6
4-9 3-4 5 4 11
0-3 0-0 1 3 0
2-6 0-0 1 2 4
0-2 0-0 1 1 0
0-0 0-0 0 0 0
0-0 0-0 0 0 0
0-1 0-0 0 0 0
0-2 2-2 3 1 2
12
24-27 9-11 47 27 57
BY PERIODS:
44 57--101
33 24- 57

I

rns
Is
es
f
lATE.
it Liberty

CIECKN
state Street a

Gophers share first after, omp

SCORE
MICHIGAN
Ohio State

By The Associated Press ers. employed ball control most
IOWA CITY-A spirited and de- of the game and at times held the
liberate Minnesota team last night ball as much as a minute and one-
scored a 61-50 Big Ten Conference half before shooting.
victory over Iowa to move into a Clyde Turner's 19 points topped
tie for the conference lead. Minnesota.
Minnesota, using only five play- Minnesota built a 27-15 halftime
Murray CO ps honors
at MlichiganRelays

lead as Iowa shot a frigid 23 per
cent from the field. The closest.
Iowa came in the final half was
54-48 with 2:21 left.
Iowa was led by 21 points from
seven-foot center Kevin Kuniiiert.
* * *
Spartans triumph
EAST LANSING-Michigan State
sophomore guard Mike Robinson
pumped in 34 points in pacing the
Spartans to an upset 83-73 victory
over Indiana yesterday.
The Hoosiers, who were predict-
ed in pre-season to be Big Ten
title contenders, are now 0-4 in
conference action, l(hile the Spar-
tans are 2-3 with an 8-6 overall
record.
MICHIGAN 88, Ohio state 78
Michigan State 83, Indiana 73
Minnesota 61, Iowa 50
Purdue 78, Northwestern 75
North Carolina 92, Maryland 72
St. Bonaventure 76, Niagara 73
Penn 82, Princeton 59
Louisville 52, Bradley 46
Penn State at Pitt, inc.
Kansas State 70, Oklahoma 58
Kansas 57, Nebraska 55
Detroit 76, Boston College 68

Purdue edges
EVANSTON - William Franklin
scored 26 points last night to lead
Purdue to a 78-75 victory in a nip-
and-tuck Big Ten basketball game.
Mark Sibley led the Wildcat scor-
ing with 19 points.
BILLIARDS
TABLE TENNIS
BOWLING
FOOSBALL
UNION

REDUCED AIRFARES
Fly with a Reservation at
Spring Break on American Airlines to
NEW YORK
Space Available Only Through Feb. 3
REDUCED YOUTH FARE CARDS ALSO AVAILABLE
Contact UAC Travel, Union 763-2147

141

By SANDI GENISC
Highlighted by five r e c o r d -
cracking performances, the annualv
Michigan Relays got the Wolverine.
track team off to itsindoor sea-r
son debut in elaborate style. s
Igniting the noisy and numerous
spectators at the very start of lastj
evening's Individual competition,
Michigan State's outstanding new1
acquisition, Olympic hopeful Mar-1
shall, Dill, smashed the meet and1
Yost Fieldhouse records in the 300i
yard dash with a quick 30.6 sprint.
A few events later, Dill swept to
the second slot in the 60 yard
dash with a 6.1 clocking'behind
teammate and co - world record
h o 1 d e r Herb Washington who
posted a 6.0 race. Wolverine sprint-
er Gene Brown captured the third
spot with a 6.2.
Perennial M i c h i g a n standout
Godfrey Murray captured the out-
standing trackman award of the
evening with three consecutive 8.3
performances in the 70 yard high
hurdles. Murray's c l o c k i n g
smashed his old meet and field-
house marks of 8.4, set last season.
For the first time in the past

of his career with 58-11%/.
Ending the evening as it began,
with the final record - smashing
performance of the day, EMU's
mile relay team roared past a
strong Spartan team at the last
second to capture the winner's slot
with a 3:15.1 run.
In he same race, the Wolverine's
highly touted A-team of Reggie
Bradford, Geof Leplante, Kim
Rowe and Greg Syphax gained the
fourth spot at 3:17.2.

r r.

,I

ANNOUNCING
A new PRETZEL BELL policy
ENTERTAINMENT 7 NIGHTS A WEEK
Sunday thru Thursday-starting at 9:.30 P.M.4
Friday and Saturday-starting at 10:00 P.M.4
N/l f"VF7 t IIRCF4

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan