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Sunday, February 13, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Nage Nine

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Classy
By ELLIOT LEGOW to pull
Michigan's c a g e r s put to "We
gether their greatest team ef- day,"s
ge . gny Orr
fort of the season yesterday them,
and trounced: Illinois 105-83 to est ganr
stay in the middle of the Big Orr C
Ten title chase. player
Fine individual performances by five put
all five starters and a true team Henry
effort on offense, defense, and re- guard
bounding gave the Wolverines their while t
largest point total and victory mar- his 23
gin of the season as they rebound- with'ni
ed from last week's loss to Purdue ing floc

cagers

crumple

Illinois

to a 6-2 conference record.
weren't to be denied to-
said Wolverine Coach John-
. "We are very proud of
this was one of our strong-
mes of the year."
couldn't single out any one
for special praise for all
it on excellent performances.
Wilmore came to life at
and poured in 31 points
hitting a phenomenal 14 of
shots and also was credited
ne assists for his outstand-
or play.

"Wilmore was absolutely great,"l
Orr beamed. "He got tired of peo-1
ple saying he couldn't play guard.
This was the first time since hel
got hurt that he really 'did it'." 1
"Wilmore, (Ernie) Johnson, and;
(Wayne) Grabiec really passed
beautifully," Orr said as the Wol-
verines succeeded continuously at
hitting the open man.
Grabiec had four assists and also
grabbed seven rebounds while scor-
ing 19 points on his outside shoot-
ing. Johnson's five assists were
concentrated midway in the sec-
ond half when the Wolverines roll-
ed out to a 20 point advantage.
From the start it was obvious
Wilmore was hot as he pumped
in four of his first five shots to]

keep the game -even for the first
ten minutes.
Illinois Coach Harv Schmidt who
had little to be happy about after
the game did praise his team's
start. "We had the tempo for the
first ten minutes, but we turned
it over a couple times, and let
them get, the easy layups."
The break in the game came
just after the ten minute mark
when Illinois took its last lead,
20-19. Michigan then outscored the
Illini 13-2 while shutting them out
from the field for nearly three
minutes to spurt to a 32-22 lead.
Three consecutive steals, first
two by Wilmore and then one by
Johnson seemed to be the turning
point in the game. All three re-

sulted in Wolverine baskets and
with Ken Brady and John Lockard
dominating play in the Illini end
the Wolverines kept pouring it on.
Lockard played his best half of
the season as he scored 12 points,
took down four rebounds, and con-
nected on all five of his field shots.
A knee injury restricted Lockard's
mobility against Purdue last week
but yesterday he was in fine shape.
Near the end of the first half
the Illini cut the lead back to six,
36-30, but another torrid streak by
Michigan in the last five minutes
propelled the Blue.to a 49-36 half-
time edge.
Wilmore was the key to that
streak, too, as he scored six more
points, two on a full court drive
for a layup, and finished the half
with 18 points, on nine field goals.
For the first half Michigan shot
an incredible 61 per cent of its
shots, twice the percentage the
Wolverines made in the initial
stanza at Purdue, while holding
Illinois to 36 per cent.
lliniiniiniini ....

--,ad t t 'eect4'

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The Wolverines .. .
. off the hook
ohn papanek
E WAY THINGS in the Big Ten are going this basketball
campaign, nobody really knows what the heck's happening
frin one day to the next.
lere's Michigan, picked by many to rank with the top ten
back in the preseason polls, and for a while, a long while, it was
struggling to keep its head above water.
Before last Saturday, the Wolverines were on top of the
conference, with a 5-1 record, thanks largely to the melee at
Minnesota, which left front-runner Ohio State disabled enough
to buckle under Michigan's muscle.
But last week, the Wolverines took a bruising from Purdue,
and damned if it didn't look like they were all but washed up.
The truth was that nobody had' seen Michigan play a good'
game all year.
Well, all that changed yesterday. The Wolverines put it
*ll together, rebounding, running, shooting, and even passing
their way to easily the best game the Maize and Blue has
played all year.
So that should help to take some people off the proverbial~
hook.
Let's start from the top. Johnny Orr, who has seen his team
win some tough ones and lose some easy ones, now knows what
his team can do, and he really might not have to be embarrassed
If Michigan ,manages to make some noise in that Big Ten
Championship race.
Beating a down-trodden Ohio State, which many observers
felt Was the superior team, was kind of an empty way to get
into contention. And the loss at Purdue added credence to that
idea. But now things look a bit different, and it may be that
Miohigan deserves to be where it is.
"That was by far our best showing yet," a happy Orr
noted. "We just weren't to-be denied. Their defense didn't
make a bit of difference. Whether they pressed us or zoned
us, pur passing was just super. I wish we could play like that
all year."
Michigan shot at a 55 per cent clip, their best of the year,
while everyone on the court was making Bob Cousy passes.
And considering the play of Henry Wilmore, let's take him
down off the rack, too. Tabbed in the preseason as a can't
miss All-American (after grabbing that honor as a sophomore),
Henry just has not been playing up to par.
Before yesterday, he had only played one "super-game" -
his 38 point show in Michigan's ,first home game against
Western Michigan, plus a 22-point first half agaiist Ohio Univer-
sity before he injured his knee.
Wilnore played the kind of game his name warrants,
hitting 14 of 23 shots and rifling nine assists. Henry's All-
American chances may have been hurt when he switched
to guard, but he's becoming more and more at home now,
thanks to some intensive tutoring.
"I've been learning a lot .about playing guard from the
other guards, especially Dave Hart, and Greg Buss," he said.
"Hart was playing defense on me in practice this week, and
he'd play hard and tell me the things I was doing wrong. He
might be the reason I played so well today."
So, you can add the Michigan Athletic Department to the list
of who gets off the hook, because it's tough to convince the
country that someone should be an All-American when he isn't
playing like one.
"Wilmore was absolutely great, there's 'no doubt," Orr
trumpeted after the game. "Ite got tired of people saying that
he couldn't play guard."
Wilnore is convinced now that guard is his position.
"I think with the way (Ien) Brady, (John) Lookard and
(Ernie) Johnson have been playing, I'm most valuable to the
team at guard. The coaches told me to control the ball more
than I have been. I've been looking for the pass to the
forwards too much. Now, I'm setting up and looking for
my shots.
"This was definitely my best game of the year," he con-
tinued. "I wasn't thinking about what the other guard would
do, I made him think about what I was going to do."
And then Orr, who was genuinely happy about a game for
the first time this season, shuffled into the lockerroom for a
little friendly kibbutzing.
(To Wilmore): "I told everyone I was going to give you
one more chance at guard." Then he screeched at Johnson,
"Ernie Johnson! Five assists! What's he trying to do, Henry,
take over the back court?" Then he roasted Lockard: "Johnny
Lock! You would have had five more baskets if the ball didn't
keep slipping off your hands!"
Well, it's good to see the big family happy again, but
gloomier days lurk ahead, and in the Big Ten, gloomy days us-
ually accompany road games. It's Northwestern, Indiana, Mich-
igan State and Iowa in unfriendly territory, and those games
will determine just how super the Big Blue Machine really is.

The second half was simply
more of the same as the Wolver-
ines ran their fast break the best
they have all season and showed
no self-interest with their fine pass-
ing game.
Olympic hockey
The U.S. claimed a silver
medal in hockey last night to
close out the Winter Olympics.
The medal came as a result of
Sweden's upset loss to Finland
Sunday afternoon and the
U.S.S.R.'s 5-2 dumping of Czech-
oslovakia later that day.
llinois' top scorer, forward Nick
Weatherspoon finally came to life :h ::i' {>
in the second half to score 17
points, and finished with 23 but
his hot streak wasn't nearly enough
to lead the Illini past the inspired
Wolverines.
Schmidt employed a variety of
defenses, and a variety of com-
binations of players in an attempt
to shut off the Michigan attack ; . ;:1 },;'. " ;;.: ;. .;s>,z>{ '; z p,< "}- i,"
but as Orr said, "It didn't make r, .; }:
any difference what kind of defense,;: ;: : {" ยข}.". ? . \ <
they used today. When you're op- Daiy-Roife Tessem
erating it doesn't make any dif- Lockard eases it through-swish!
ference."
GOPHERS BURY CATS
Buckeyes weld Riveters

Johnson
Lockard
Brady
Wilmore
Grabiec
Hart
Bazelon
Buss
Whitten
Amaradio
Bernard
Team
TOTALS
Veatherspoon
Foster
Conner
Krelle
Schroeder
Morris
Roberson
Dedecker
Cohen
Rucks
Wente
Team
TOTALS
MICHIGAN
Illinois

MICHIGAN
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5-4 4-3
17-9 6-4
12-6 5-2
23-14 4-3
16.7 5-5
3-1 0-0
1-0 0-0
2-2 0-0
1-1 0-0
0-0 0-0
0-0 0-0
80-44 24-17
ILLINOIS
fga fg fta ft

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6
13
17
6
7
1
1
0
0
0
0
4
55
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8
5
4
2
1
4
2
3
0
1
1
42
49
37

pf
4
4
3
3
1
0
2
0
0
0
0

tot
11
22
14
31
19
2
0
4
2
0
0

17 105

20-8
11-4
7-4
12-S
4-1
13-3
6-1
3-1
3-1
0-0
1-1

8-7
3-3
2-1
5-4
0-0
4-3
1-0
2-1
0-0
0-0
0-0

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pf
4
5
1
3
1
2
1
2
1
0
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23
11
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20
22
9
12
3
0
2

-Daily-Rolfe Tessem
HENRY WILMORE (25) goes up for the shot, but Jim Krelle (25)
and Bill Morris of Illinois seem intent on stopping him. The tactic
rarely worked, however, as Wilmore score 31 points.

80-32 25-19

20 as
56-105
46 i3

Huskies hustle leers

By JOEL GREER
Special To The Daily
HOUGHTON-With the elimina-
tion of the red line in collegiate
hockey, practically all of the games
result in high scoring affairs. But
when a goaltender is unusually hot,
an evenly played game is easily
turned into a rout.
It was Michigan Tech's Morris
Trewin who played spectacularly
between the pipes last night as he
led the Huskies to "a misleading
8-3 victory.
In complete opposition to the
Student Ice Arena crowd, Huskie
coach John MacInnes was first to
admit that the score failed to in-
dicate how close the game should
have been. "It was no 8-3 game
by any; means," commented the
former Michigan goaltender. "It
was more like a 4-3 game, and I'm
not saying who should have had
the four."
Both squads had trouble defen-
sively close, but Trewin suc-
cessfully handled the Wolverines'
point blank shots, while Bagnell
was less fortunate. "Trewin had
an excellent night," MacInnes add-
ed, "he showed more confidence

dailly
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
MICHAEL OLIN
out there tonight than he has in
the last month and a half."
The Huskie win, their second
straight over the hard-luck Wol-
verines, gives them a firm hold on
sixth place with a 10-10 league
record and 28 points. The Wolver-
ines, who finally put together two
well-played] road games, dropped
to a 9-13 slate with 22 points in
their quest for a spot in the WCHA
playoffs.
Already trailing 4-1 the Wol-
verines saw their playoff hopes
nearly take a serious tumble.
Vastly improving Bob Falconer
crashed to the ice in a heap after
colliding with Jim Nahrgang. Un-
conscious from the pain Falconer
stayed in a prostrate position

while Michigan trainer Mike Wil-
lie administered care to his in-
Jured ankle. Falconer was re-
moved from the ice on a stretcher
and taken to a nearby hospital
for X-rays.
Fortunately for Michigan it
was later learned that the ex-
pected hairline fracture hadn't oc-
curred.
The Huskies scored first while
shorthanded, suggesting the em-
barrassment that was to plague
the Wolverines all night. Mike
Usitalo outdistanced Michel Jarry
to the puck which was cleared
from the Michigan Tech Zone.
Usitalo hit Gary Crosby with a
perfect centering pass and Bag-
nell was easily beaten.
Michigan got the equalizer mo-
ments later as Detroiter Frank
Werner deflected home Bucky
Straub's shot from an almost im-
possible angle. The Huskies
snatched the lead for good on a
play that made Jerry Lefebvre
wishehe hadn't gotten out of bed
yesterday morning.
FIRST PERIOD SCORING: 1. MT-
Crosby (Usitalo) 11:29; 2. M-Werner
(Straub, Neal) 13:50; 3. MT-Nahrgang
(unassisted) 15:00; PENALTIES: 1. MT-
Nahrgang (interference) 0:36; 2. MT-
N.hrgang (hooking) 11:15; 3. M-Wer-
ner (hghsticking) 14:27; 4. MT-Wise
(highsticking) 14:27.
SECOND PERIOD SCORING: 4. MT-
Hartviksen (Wise, 1'Alvis) 7:06; 5. MT-
D'Alvis (Wise, Hattviksen) 12:20; 6.
MT-Stamler (Chestolowskl, Lorimer)
19:43. PENALTIES: 5. M-Bagnell (hold-
ing) 5:56; (served by Nixon); 6. MT-
Abbey (interference) 8:08; 7. M-Cartier.
(holding) 17:07.
THIRD PERIOD SCORING: 7. MT-
Chestolowski (Mott) 3:58; 8. M-Tru-
deau (Gagnon, Skinner) 10:33; 9. MT-
D'Alvis (Pushie, Nahrgang) 16:07; 10.
M-Neal (Straub, Werner) 17:19; 11. MT-
Crosby (Lishinski, Nahrgang) 19:1&.
PENALTIES: 8. M-Jarry (slashing)
14:27.
SAVES
Trewin 11 14 10-35
Bagnell 13 12 13-38
~Attendance3,450

By The Associated Press;
COLUMBUS-Luke Witte grab-'
bed the rebound of a missed foul
shot and put the ball in the bucket
with 58 seconds remaining to give
the Ohio State Buckeyes a hard
earned 64-62 Big Ten basketball
victory over Purdue yesterday.
The Buckeyes were forced to
shoot outside against the Purdue
zone with Hornyak, Witte, Dan
Gerhard ~ and Mark Minor doing.
most of the damage. Witte, despite
sitting out much of the first half
with three personal fouls, con-
tributed 17 points to the Ohio State"
attack.
Bob Ford, who had been aver-
aging nearly 20 points per contest,
was held to 6 by Minor. Franklin,
the Big Ten's leading rebounder
and scorer, settled for 1 six re-
bounds.
Gophers gallop
EVANSTON -- C 1 y d e Turner
pumped in 25 points and the Min-
nesota Gophers played one of
their best games of the season last
night to whip Northwestern 78-5
and retain a share of the Big Ten
basketball lead.
The Gophers, still playing with-
out Ron Behagen and Corky Tay-
lor, who were suspended in the
fight with Ohio State last month,
took a 12-1 lead at the outset and
never trailed.
Northwestern managed to pull
within two points in the first half
and trailed only 30-24 at the half
but Turner opened the second half
with eight straight points to send
the 19th-ranked Gophers winging.
Hoosiers hike
MADISON - Indiana squandered
SCORES
SCORES
NHL
Boston 5, Buffalo 1
Montreal 6, Los Angeles 5
New York 8, Pittsburgh 3
Toronto 3, California 0
Chicago 3, Detroit 3
Minnesota 5, Philadelphia 1
St. Louis 5, Vancouver 4
NBA
Milwaukee 123, Golden State 100
New York 106, Cleveland 91
Chicago 117, Atlanta 106
Detroit 113, Buffalo 87
Phoenix 117, Cincinnati 95
Portland at Seattle, inc.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Minnesota 78, Northwestern 55
Eastern Michigan 105, Stout 88
Ohio State 64, Purdue 62
Indiana 84, Wisconsin 76
Long Beach State 85,,San Diego St 68,
Georgia 98, Vanderbilt 91
Michigan State 100, Iowa 91
Marquette 79; Air Force 56

a 13-point second-half lead and was
forced intosan overtime to turn
back Wisconsin 84-76 in Big Ten
basketball yesterday.
The Hoosierg jumped to a quick
lead at the outset of the extra.
period and won going away by'
sinking eight of 10 free throws in
the overtime.
Wisconsin took a lead early in
the game, but Indiana fought back
to knot the score at 33-33 at half-
time. The game was tied 68-68 at
the end of regulation play.
Junior John Ritter led the bal-
anced Hoosier, attack with 17
points, penetrating Wisconsin's de-
fense close . to the basket for im-
portant second half baskets.

State stomps
IOWA CITY.- Sophomore Mike
Robinson poured in 38 points and
Michigan State survived squander-
ing a 21-point lead last night to
down Iowa 100-81 in a Big Ten
Conference basketball game.
Michigan State moved to 4 55-41
halftime lead and twice held 21-
point leads in the first three min-
utes of the second half. Iowa, how-
ever, reeled off 16 straight points
to take a 72-71 edge with 9:25 left.
Robinson, who had 23 points in
the second half, scored the Spar-
tans' go-ahead basket with 8:58
left and Michigan State then' added
five straight points for a 78-72 lead.
Iowa never again got closer than
three.

t. __

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By MARC FELDMAN
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING - "We were
beaten by a superior team."r
These were Michigan's coach
Rick Bay's solemn words moments
after his matmen were disposed of
by the awesome Michigan State
Spartans, 25-6.
Although Michigan was a decided
underdog in the clash of Big Ten
talents, a few breaks might have
given the Wolverines a chance for
a surprise.
Bill Davids, Rick Neff, and John
Ryan each' absorbed close defeats
in their bouts which could have
turned the tide. Each match was
tight all the way and a few ques-

'M' TRUCKS ON:
Spartans streak to dash marks

tionable escape calls by referee
Mike Koval seemed to have some
bearing on the outcome.
The Michigan victories were gar-
nered by Jerry Hubbard at 150
and Mitch Mendrygal at 158. Both
wrestlers had lost to their State
counterparts before and gained re-
venge in the most exciting matches
of the evening.
Midway through the final period
of Hubbard's match, he was lead-
ing by a 5-3 count. Then Mark
Malley scored a takedown to knot
the score and suddenly Hubbard
was writhing in pain with a sprain-
ed ankle and time was called.
This turn of events did not draw
any sympathy from the overflow
crowd at the Men's Intramural
Building.
Hurriedly, the Michigan trainer
taped up Hubbard's ankle. Hub-
bard seemed inspired when he re-
turned to the match, and within a
minute, he wrapped up the victory
with an escape and takedown.
Mitch Mendrygaldavenged a one-
point loss to MSU's Rick Radman
last season by scoring a 4-2 vic-
tory over his nemesis.
Freshman Jim Brown put up a
good fight, against two-time NCAA
champ Greg Johnson at 118 pounds
before bowing 11-5.
Grizzly bears?
118-Greg Johnson (MS) defeated
Jim Brown (M), 11-5
126-Pat Milkovich (MS) defeated

By SANDI GENIS
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING - Pandemonium reigned in
Jenison Field House last night as Spartan super-
stars Herb Washington and Marshall Dill brought
the Partisan crowd to their feet with two world
record smashing performances.
Washington, the former world's record holder
in the 60 yard dash with 11 others at 5.9, claimed
the title solely for himself crashing through the
tape &t 5.8.
in the 300 yard dash Olympic hopeful Dill

strides behind Murray to take second with an
8.5 performance.
Commented Michigan assistant coach Ken
Burnley, "We are pleased with Godfrey's Big
Ten mark, but we are talking about running
against the best and Godfrey has to improve his
technique."
Another Wolverine team sparkled as Eric
Chapman pulled the Wolverine two-mile relay
team to the fastest time on a flat track this sea-
son, 7:32.1. Chapman posted a fine 1:51.9 half
mile leg.

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