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Sunday, February 20, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Sunday, February 20, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

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Victory, yes bt.
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EVANSTON
AS ENTERTAINMENT, Michigan's 81-75 win over Northwest-
ern last night ranked about midway between the Radio City
Rockettes and test patterns. As basketball, well . . . it was
strictly from hunger
With- the exception of Ernie Johnson, and sometimes John
Lockard, every Wolverine played like he was on downers, a stark
turnabout from last Saturday's explosive performance against
Illinois
Henry Wilmore, 14 of 23 from the floor against the Illini
last week and seemingly back in All-American form, had a
horrible night against the aggressive Wildcats. He hit on only
four of 13 from outcourt, made ten turnovers and misfired on
a series of aborted passes into the middle in the first half. On
one particularly frustrating occasion Wilmore drove haltingly
to the key, had his shot stuffed and then, regaining the ball,
had his dribble punched out of bounds.
Wilmore's poor play might have been partly attribu-
table to Friday's shocking signing of Marquette's Jim Chones
by the ABA's New York Nets. Not only are Wilmore and
Chones friends from last summer's Pan American games, but
Michigan Coach Johnny Orr said after last night's game
that, "Agents have been contacting Henry."
"I'm sure Henry was thinking about that coming up here,"
added Orr.
Michigan looked as if they were going to blow a golden
opportunity last night. With Ohio State scorched by Illinois
and the chance to bump off conference leading Minnesota this
Saturday at home, the Wolverines needed only a win over North-
western to climb into the Big Ten driver's seat: And a win over
Northwestern, a band of basketball nonentities harvested from
the midwestern flatlands, shouldn't have been such a task.
When hardworking Barry Hentz converted a three-point
play to tie the score at 63 with 6:38 to go, and fouled out Lock-
ard in the process, things looked queasy for the Wolverines.
Hentz and Greg Wells, who combined for 50 points mostly from
Inside, were threatening to take the play away from Michigan.
But in the end, Northwestern's impotence and jittery floor game
kept them from pulling off the upset.
In all, the Wildcats turned the ball over 20 times. Mark
Sibley, an aggressive but usually dependable floor man, was
whistled for eight errors, mostly on bullet passes which sailed
into Wolverine hands. Michigan actually outbumbled the Wild-
cats, garnering an atrocious 21 miscues.
The Wolverines barely won the battle of the boards,
as Wells continually outfought Michigan's huge front line
and finally wound up with twenty caroms. Michigan's board
strength was diminished when Ken Brady hit the bench with
first half foul trouble and Lockard had to play it close to
the belt with three. Orr shifted Wilmore to forward and
stuck Dave Hart in the backcourt.
The Wolverines' lackluster performance on the boards and
from the floor resllted more from a general disorganization than
any other one thing. Michigan stood around in the lane while
the shorter Wildcats played volleyball around the basket, and
didn't have any success running their nebulous patterns on
offense. Much of Michigan's first half scoring came either from
Wilmore's foul shooting or Johnson's flailing shots. The Wol-
verines often found gold in unexpected hills last night, as even
Brady tossed in a soft jumper from the key at one point in the
first half.
Michigan's erratic rags to riches play continues to puzzle;
-it seems the Wolverines still haven't found the right offensive
combination. With Wilmore and Wayne Grabiec in the back-
court, Michigan hasn't been able to move the ball consistently
for the good shot. Last night Wilmore again proved that his
studies at guard are not yet complete. When Orr moves Wil-
more to forward, his customary position, the 6-3/2 New Yorker
often threatens to foul out the whole opposing team, but Michi-
gan loses rebounding power with Brady on the bench.
A happy note to last night's blah affair was Wilmore's
hurtling of the 1,000 point barrier. With his 22 point perform-
ante against the Wildcats, Henry has now scored 1,008 points
as a Michigan Wolverine.

Erratic

By JIM EPSTEINr
Special To The Dailyj
EVANSTON - Michigan mov-
ed a step closer to the Big Ten
championshiplast night with an
81-75 win ovei Northwestern but
lost ground in its year-long
struggle for consistency on the
court.
The Wolverines were fortunate
that their epidemic of ineptitude
struck while playing the Wild-
cats, a team with pathetic play
as a trademark. The teams stum- t
bled, tripped, and flailed theiri
way through the first twentyE
minutes; with Michigan finishingf
on top 35-34 when the dust clear-
ed.

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John Lockard also picked up
three quick fouls and followed big
Brady to the pines. Greg Wells, a
6-7 sophomore, played a good
first half finishing with 12 points
and 13 rebounds.
After a quick 7-2 Michigan lead
at the outset the game settled in-
to an even, if sloppy, contest for
the remainder of the half.
Wayne Grabiec, playing before
a pseudo-hometown crowd, failed
to connect on any of his seven
shots in the first half. For his ef-
Wildcats clawed
MICHIGAN

fort the Downers Grove native re-
ceived a placque at halftime from
a local Chamber of Commerce.
The Wolverines found the
range on only one field goal in
the last six and one-half minutes
of the half with only Wilmore's
free-throw shooting keeping the
game even.
To open the second half Brady
hacked Wells to pick up his fourth
personal and retired to the bench
for twelve minutes of meditation.
A minute and a half later Lock-
ard picked up his fourth with a
well-placed elbow.
Hentz reeled off twelve of the
next 14 Wildcat points as Michi-
gan relied on the good grace of
the referees to offset some hot-
shooting by Lockard.
Wilmore, Johnson, and Grabiec
hit for quick baskets and Lockard's
jumper with 9:02 remaining in the
game gave Michigan its biggest
lead of the night at 61-52.
The Wildcats then tallied eight

straight points before Lockard
tipped in his own shot to give
Michigan a 63-60 lead with 6:52
remaining.
Sixteen seconds later Lockard
bumped Hentz and fouled out of
the game. Hentz' la'up and ensu-
ing foul shots tied the game at 63.
But Brady put the Wolverines
ahead to stay at 64-63 with a foul
shot. With 2:48 left and the Wol-
verines leading only 68-67 Wilnore
laid one in from underneath to
run his1 career scoring total to
1001 points.
After a Mark Sibley jumper,
Michigan reeled off six straight
points to put the game, on ice.
Wilmore's 22 points led the tean
with Johnson and Lockard tallying
18, and Brady 10 in only 18 min-
utes of play. For Northwestern
Hentz' 31 points led with Wells
finishing with 19 and Rick Sund 11.
Michigan shot a poor 40.8 'er\
cent from the field to 41.7 per
cent for the Wildcats.

The Wolverines shot a Cavalier-
like, 29.7 percent from the floor
in the first half, just below the
hot-shooting Cats' 31.6 percent.
Henry Wilmore, who finally seem-
ed to be adjusted at guard against
the Illini last week, suffered
through an erratic floor game as
well as a poor shooting night.
The former All-American can-
didate hit only one of seven shots
from the field in the first half
and took a cue from teammate
Dave Hart by turning the ball ov-
er ten times during the. course of
the game.
Wilmore finished the game
with 22 points, primarily in the
strength of 14 of 16 free throws
from the free throw line.
For the Wildcats, center Barry
Hentz tallied 31 points and garn-
ered nine rebounds. Hentz played
oppositeErnie Johnson for much
of the game as Michigan center
Ken Brady was in constant foul
trouble.
Brady picked up three fouls in
the first ten minutes of the game
and spent the remainder of the
first period gathering splinters
languishing on the Michigan
bench.

Johnson
Lockard
Brady
Wilmore
Grablec
Hart
Buss
Bazelon
Teaffi
Totals

FG-
FGA
8-16
8-15
3-5
4-13
3-15
3-5
0-1
0-1

iFT-
FTA REB
2-4 12
2-5 8
4-4 10
14-16 10
0-0 3
0-0 2
1-2 1
0-0 1

PF TP
4 18
5 18
4 10
2 22
2 6
06
0 1
1 0
3
18 81

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NORTHWESTERN

-Associated Press
SPACED-OUT ERNIE JOHNSON watches benignly as North-
western's Rick Sund drives the lane in an uncontested lay-up.
Johnson and his teammates shook their lethargy in time to beat
the Wildcats and remain in the thick of he Big Ten race.

Sund
Wells
Hentz
Kachan
Sibley
Ashbaugh
Douglass
Otis
Berg
Team
Totals

FG- FT-
FGA FTA REB PF
4-10 3-3 3 4
8-14 3-6 20 5
11-19; 9-11 9 2
3-7 0-0 0 1
4-13 0-3 6 4
0-4 0-1 3 0
0-2 0-0 0 1
0-1 0-0 0 3
0-2 0-0 1 1
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Wisconsin

By FRANK LONGO
In a complete reversal from the
previous night, the Michigan
icers, pucksters, hockey team
(choose one) outskated and out-
hustled Wisconsin for a 6-4 vic-
tory at the Coliseum last night.
Led by Randy Neal, who scored
two goals, the Wolverines busied
Badger goalie Jim Makey with 46,
shots, while Karl Bagnell notched!
47 more saves in his belt at the
Michigan end.
"Bagnell was good in the third
perioid when he had to be." prais-
ed Badger mentor Bob Johnson.
"Michigan hustled and did a very
good job."
"Everybody worked hard," com-t
minted coach Al Renfrew. "It
feels good to beat them."
The win kept Michigan in a tie
with Colorado College for seventh
place in the WCHA.

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Michigan came out hitting in
the first period, and although re-
ferees Paul Duffy and Stan Du-
bois called only three penalties,
the fact that all were against the
Wolverines was indicaive of which
was the more aggressive team.
The scrappiness which was
missing Friday night appeared to
the forms of Wolverines Bob Fal-
coner and Michael Jarry, who
weren't about to be pushed
around by the bigger and heavier
Badgers.I
"Tonight they had to take a
look whe rever they were." said
Falconer, "or they were going to
get ..." He didn't finish.
After a penalty to Bernie Gag-
non for roughing was successfully
illed off, .thetWolverinese went
two goals up. It was the first of
two such situations and twice
Wisconsin came back to tie the
score.
Neal opened the scoring at
11:34 with a screen shot from

Paul-Andre Paris, whose open, long shots which went just wide
shot was blocked by Makey. were all that kept the score from
But "Punch" Cartier came bar- increasing.
relling in to flip the puck over the "The whole team just felt bet-
sprawling goalie and put Michi- ter tonight," a happy Bernie Gag-
gan ahead, adding a little victory non remarked. And, as an after-
jig on the side. thought, "But we should have
Paris scored his twelfth goal of scored more goals."
the season at 0:42 of the third
period when Gagnon poked th Wisconsn agee
puck out in front from a melee of FIRST PERIOD SCORING: 1. M-Neal
players. Paris was all alone and (Cartier, Lefebvre) 11:34; 2. M-Gagnon
wasn't to be denied.n (Jarry) 16:58; 3. W-Young (Winchest-
er, Erickson) 17:17; 4. W - Arundel
By the 13:07 mark Wisconsin (Rotsch, Talafous) 18:08; PENALTIES:
had tied it up on goals bycPat 1. M-Gagnon( roughing) 8:11. 2. M-
dt Straub (interference) 12:00; 3. M-Gag-
Lannan and Tim Dool. Butth non (slashing) 17:24.
Wolverines went ahead for good SECOND PERIOD SCORING: 5. M-
on a Julian Nixon tally at 14:02. Cartier (Jarry, Paris); PENALTIES: 4.
W-Folk (cross-checking) 3:26; 5. W-
The game became even more ex- Cherrey (holding) 19:44.
citing when, instead of waiting for THIRD PERIOD SCORING: 6. M-Paris
the customary 5 04r 55 seconds (Gagnon) :42; 7. W-Lannan (Talafous,
h s5Erickson) 5:37; 8. W-Dool (Lannon)
remaining mark, Johnson pulled 13:17; 9. M-Nixon (Falconer) 14:02; 10.
his goaltender with 1:24 left. M-Neal (Jarry) 19:01; PENALTIES: 6.
Jarry tipped the puck ahead to' M-Werner (highstickng) 2:34.
eal, whojscoredintotheh enSAVES
n -Makey 5 20 15 - 40
net from just inside the Badger M-Bagnell 14 14 19 -- 47

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GOPHERS GRAB LEAD
Illini slip by faltering Bucks

By The Associated Press
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois, mak-
ing, good on 34 of 46 free throws,
upset Ohio State's Big Ten bas-
ketball front-runners 64-62 yes-
terday.
The score was tied eight times 1
in the first half, including 25-25
at intermission, before Allan
Hornyak hit 4 field goals and 2
free throws in a spurt that push-
ed 0OSU ahead 44-33.
Illinois went in front 53-52 on
a pair of charities by Jim Krelle
but the Bucks, with Hornyak,
Jack Wolfe and Mark Wagar
combining for six points, gained
a 58-53 edge.
In the final 48 seconds of the
game, Nick Weatherspoon capped
an Illinois rally with an 18-foot!
jump shot for a 63-62 lead and
the Illini protected it until the,
buzzer.
%Big Ten Sfn i~

Gophers bite badgers
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minne-
sota Gophers, knowing O h i o
State's loss had given them the
Big Ten basketball lead, squan-
dered a 12 point lead but held on
to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers
76-73 last night on Clyde Turn-
er's 29 points and Dave Winfield's
free throw shooting.
Winfield, who scored 12 points.
sank four important free throws
in the last two minutes to slow a
Badger rally, and Turner scored
his most important basket of the
night when he followed up a Win-
-field-missed free throw and tip-
ped it in to give the Gophers a
76-70 edge with 25 seconds to
play in the game.
Spartans smothered
lii s 22 points and 19 by Dennis
Gamauf paced Purdue to a 92-68
Big Ten collegiate basketball vic-
tory over Michigan State yester-
day.
The Boilermakers took advan-
tage of MSU's cold-shooting sec-

ond half to pull away for their,
10th victory in 18 games and
fourth in eight Big Ten contests.
Hoosiers hustle
BLOOMINGTON - Indiana
converted timely free throws late
in the game yesterday to beat Io-
wa, 86-79, in a Big Ten college
basketball game.
The Hoosiers scored their last
seven points from the free throw,
line, all within the final two min-
utes, enroute to their fourth
straight conference victory, after
losing their first four. Indiana is
12-6 overall.

just outside the face-off circle to iiscon 202z-4
the right of Wisconsin's Makey, Wisconsin kept its goalie on the MICHIGAN 2 1 3 - 6
and five minutes later Gagnon bench after the face-off, and two Attendance: 3,500
put one in from almost the exact,
same spot.
Both goals were high in the left South Quad W est Quad
hand corner of the net.
Badger Jim Young poked theewberr Barbour
puck past Bagnell after he had
made one save for Wisconsin'sr dents
first goal at 17:17 and Dave res.
Arundel tied it up with a ,screen
slap shot from the point 51 see- W E'D TO EE Y U
onds later. Bernie Gagnon was in
the penalty box for slashing dur- TUES., FEB. 22, 7 p.m. SOUTH QUAD
ing that one.
The prettiest play of the night DINING ROOM 1
set up the only goal of the second
period at the 20 second mark. -
Jarry crossed in front of thef
two Wisconsin defensemen draw-
ing them both towards him, and BUSINESS STAFF
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MICHIGAN 7 2
Ohio State 7 3
Indiana 4 4
Purdue 4 4
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