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Saturday, February 26, 1972


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Satuday Febuar 26 197 TH MICIGA DALY Pge eve








Shrouded in controversy con-
cerning due process, racism, and
proper conduct on a basketball
court, Minnesota's big bad Gophers
tangle with Michigan's cagers to-
day in a game that will present to
the winner undisputed control of
the Big Ten lead and the easiesI
path to the championship.
The Gophers, apprised that
their appeal to the Big Ten ath-
letic directors had failed by a 7-0
margin to sway the decision of
Commissioner Wayne Duke, will
be playing without the services of
Ron Behagen and Corky Taylor,
who were banished as a result of
their roles'in the Minnesota fracas
with Ohio State. The focus for the
game has been clouded the entire
week by the uncertain status of
the Gopher duo.
The game presents the classic
confrontation of basketball philoso-
phies: the conservativie, defensive
orientation of Minnesota versus the
freewheeling running game that
the Wolverines employ.
Both teams lead the Big Ten in
their chosen pursuits. Favoring a
1-3-1 zone trap among a variety of
zones and traps, Minnesota's
scanty 57.5 points allowed is the
nation's7best defensive perform-
Although the Gophers currently
are cellar ranked in rebounding,
fans should be forewarned that the
statistic is most misleading. The
Gopher defense, anchored by 6-7
Clyde Turner, 6-8 Jim Brewer and
baseball pitcher - basketball walk-
on, Dave Winfield, is so awesome
and their offense so patiently slow-

down that few shots are left to be
rebounded since few shots are ever
arched basketward.
But this vital perimeter under
the boards is the area that has
caused Minnesota mentor Bill Mus-
selman some headaches this week
in planning for today's gundown.
"They (Michigan) may be the
strongest rebounding team we have
The difference between the
frontlines is the explosiveness of
the Michigan trio of Brady, John-
son and Lockard. Although not as
polished as their Minnesota coun-
terparts, the Wolverines are quick-
er, "more willing to make things
happen," as Wolverine assistant
coach Fred Snowden put it.
The Gophers, despite their
weight and height, are better out-
side shooters. Possessing a bit
more poise, they tend to wait for
the good high percentage shot.
The backcourt matchups seem to
favor Michigan. Wilmore and Gra-
briec are bigger and faster than
their Gopher opposites, Bob Nix
and sophomore Keith Young. Wil-
more, despite the fact that he has
not had ! the same stellar season
that he had last, still commands
the overwhelming respect of the
league and especially of Mussel-
Speaking of the danger of Wil-
more, Musselman responded, "If
we do not contest his every shot
and give him extra room, he'll kill
us from any place on the court.
Wilmore has every shot in the
book, has speed to burn, and can
rebound with anyone." This last
comment suggests the possibility
that Musselman may institute a
chaser to neutralize Hammerin'
The key to the game, according
to Snowden, is which team can
dictate the tempo of the game. If
the maplemen from the Twin
Cities can slow down the tempo,
forcing Michigan to play the Goph-
er deliberate style, then Minnesota
should be in fine shape at the con-
clusion of the contest.
However, if the Wolverines can
run and continue to gun with suc-
cess, then the big Gophers would
be forced to abandon their conser-
vative patient game and hustle
with Michigan. That deed is a trick

that Minnesota might not be able
to turn.
When asked which single player
must deliver his best performance
in order to insure a Michigan tri-
umph, Snowden replied without a
moment's hesitation, "Ken Brady."
Michigan's performance, he con-
tinued, was dependent upon Ken-
ny's neutralizing, though not ne-
cessarily dominating the Minne-
sota frontlinemen. If Brady can
rebound and shoot effectively, he
could open up the tight Minnesota
The battle between Brady and
Brewer for possession of the round-
ball may be the individual conflict
that will determine the result of
the most important contest yet
played in he Big Ten this year. A
Michigan defeat combined with
Purdue's Bill Franklin's decision
to turn pro (Minnesota has two
contests with the oBilermakers)
would put Minnesota in the driver's
seat, suspensions and all.

-Daiy-Role Tessen
MICHIGAN FORWARD Henry Wilmore. (25) looks on while teammate Ken Brady -fights for the
ball during the Wolverines 105-83 pasting of Illinois. Wilmore will attempt to duplicate his 31
point performance of that contest when the Wolverines take on Minnesota today.



fall gain

-Daily-Rolfe Tessem
WOLVERINE CENTER Ken Brady cans a layup in the Wolver-
ines thumping of Illinois two weeks ago while Bill Morris (35)
hopelessly,defends. Brady will be battling Minnesota's Jim Brewer
in the lane today as the two squads tangle for the Big Ten con-
ference lead.

Frosh set for Central

Fans have been looking for-.
ward to the clash of the Michigan
freshman basketball team with
Michigan State Monday night for
some time, but the Wolverines
can't afford to be looking ahead
when they take on Central Michi-
gan today at Crisler Arena in a
game preceding the Michigan-
Minnesota varsity duel.
The Wolverines have a perfect
10-0 record, but the CMU frosh
came very close to marring it
when the two teams met Feb-
ruary first in Mt. Pleasant. In
that contest, the Chips missed a
free throw with no time left on
the clock that would have given
them the game, and Michigan
came back to win in overtime,
10 -98.
Freshman coach Dick Honig,
however, thinks that his team will
definitely have their minds on,
the game at hand today, rather
than Monday's outing. "There's
no question that the team is eager
to play Central again. We didn't
feel we played our best ball at all
the first game."
Since that game, Central's lead-
ing scorer, Danny Roundfield, has;
edge State*
Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING - Despite an
uncharacteristic poor showing by
all-around man Ted Marti, the
Michigan gymnastics team downed
cross - state rivals MSU, 161.75-
160.65, in a meet held last night
at Jenison Fieldhouse. However, a
sparkling performance by Ray
Gura saved the day for the Wol-
The floor exercise was, as usual,
grabbed off by Ward Black as he
garnered a score of 9.2. Terry Boys
equalled him in this respect as
Michigan took an early 27.45 to
26.70 lead.
But the smile on Coach Loken's
face faded as MSU outscored the
Wolverines by one point in the
side horse. Despite Kaziny's classy
9.35 and Gura's 9.05, Michigan, as
a result of Marti's surprising and
unfortunate 7.45, could not match
State's consistency.
Faced with a situation they had
not encountered since Iowa, the
Wolverines broke the Spartan lead
with fine performances on the
rings by Sale and Falb. Michigan
State's Charlie Morse, swinging in
his last home meet to the stand-
ing ovation of the highly partisan
and boorish crowd, garnered a
9.25, good for second best.
aWith the score then tied, a rel-
atively unknown gymnast cata- -
pulted Michigan into the perma-
nent lead in the vaulting com-
petition. Peter Rogers received a
9.3 for his efforts and Michigan

led the Chippewas to four more
fine performances. The CMU
team.. 11-4 on the season, has
rolled up three wins by big scores,
and also came extremely close to
upsetting the Michigan State
frosh, losing 101-96.
In that MSU game, Roundfield
came up with one of the most in-
credible 'performances ever by a
CMU frosh, playing the Spar-
tans' heralded Lindsay Hairston
head to head and scoring 40
points, making 17 of 18 shots.
Roundfield, a 6-7 center from De-
troit Chadsey, has been averag-
ing 19 points. a game, grabbing
better than 12 rebounds, and
shooting a fantastic 70 per cent
from the floor.
But the battle Monday night at
East Lansing still remains first
i in the hearts of the Michigan
freshmen. The Spartan frosh,
now 7-1 after losing 98- 5 to Pur-
due last week, represent the first
opponent really in the same class
with the Wolverines, and besides
matching two of the better frosh
teams in the country in a tradi-
tional Michigan - Michigan St~ate
rivalry, the game offers one of
the state of Michigan's classic
basketball one-on-one rivalries:
Cainpy Russell vs. Lindsay Hairs-
When the two were in high
school. they were the two domi-
nant figures in the state, and
when Russell's school, Pontiac
Central, and Hairston's Detroit
Kettering played, their individual
duels were played up heavily by
the press.
Central took two of the three
meetings, but Kettering took the
final one, so this rematch has
been looked forward to for quite
awhile. However, the rivalry has
always been a friendly one, as
Camny and Lindsav are good
friends who at one time planned
to -o to the same colleoe.
Tronieslly. the roles of the num-
bor two men in the previous Rus-

sell-Hairston duels will be re-
versed for this contest. Joe John-
son used to be the ball handling
guard for Kettering, while Bill
Glover filled the same role for
Central. Monday the two will be
in the opposite positions, with
Johnson teaming with Russell at
Michigan, and Glover with Hairs-
ton at MSU.
Hairston, a 6-8 center, domi-
nates the Spartan frosh statistics
much as Russell does those of
Michigan, scoring 31 points and
hauling down 12 rebounds a
game. He is backed up by Glover,
who scores 21 points, and for-
ward Lovelle Rivers, who helps on
the boards with twelve caroms a

Special To The Daily
SOUTH BEND - The Michigan
Icers took it on the chin, in the
eye, and across the back once
again last night, as the Wolverines
dropped a 7-2 decision to Notre
Dame in their first appearance
ever in the new Athletic and Con-
vocation Center here.
The Irish opened up a 4-0 lead
after two periods and held on for
their first victory in five weeks,
and first home win in 1972.
Even so Notre Dame coach
Lefty Smith was convinced it
could have been more of a rout.
"I think the players respected
Bagnell as a goalie; they tried
to get too cute."
Michigan and Notre Dame each
have 24 points in the Western
Collegiate Hockey Association and
are tied for seventh place with
Colorado College.
Referees Chuck Meadows and
Jerry Walker called 19 penalties
in the game, ten of them in the
brutal third period.
Early in the game, the officials
were letting quite a bit of the
pushing go unpunished.
"A couple times Meadows was
looking at the other guy to make
the call," said Michigan coach
Al Renfrew. "He never did."
But towards the end the refs
sent three men from each team to

the penalty box within two min-
utes, causing- mass confusion
among the tkme keepers and dis-
gust among the 3,526 fans.
Michigan couldn't c o m p1a in
about not having enough chanc-
es to score during the contest,
The first stanza presented nu-
merous 'opportunities for the Blue,
but the period ended with Notre
Dame on the' long end of a 2-0
score. John Noble and Paul Re-
gan notched the first two Irish
tallies. The Wolverines' inability
to clear the puck out of their own
zone aided Notre Dame in taking
the lead.
Michigan did have scoring
chances, but Irish netminder
Mark Kronholm proved equal to
the task as Frank Werner, Bob
Falconer, "Punch" Cartier, and
then Werner again were robbed
on various plays.
Kronholm played a strong game
stopping 37 Wolverine shots. Only
two "fluke" third period goals
Smiling Irish
(Williams, Bumbacco) 3:09; 2., ND-Re-
gan (Nyrop, Cordesl 17:17. PENALTIES:
1. ND-Green (interference) :49; 2. M-
Skinner (interference) 5:03; 3. ND-No-
ble (tripping) 5:20; 4. M-Jarry (elbow-
ing) 11:05; 5. M-Werner (roughing)
19:21; 6. ND-Bumbacco (roughing) 19:21.
Delorenzi (Green, Steinborn) 3:09; 4.
ND-Delorenzi (Campbell. Conroy) 6:35.
PENALTIES: 7. ND -Green (holding)
11:00; 8: M-Werner (roughing) 4:53; 9.
ND-Campbell (roughing) 14:53.
ner (Straub, Neal) 2:55; 6. ND-Nyrop
(Larson, Williams) 8:55; 7. ND-Noble
(Bumbacco, Williams) 9:26; 8. M-Paris
(Werner, Trudeau) 11:44; 9. ND-Williams
(Noble, Bumbacco) 13:34. PENALTIES:
10. ND-Regan (highsticking) 3:28; 11.
M-Paris (highsticking) 3:28; 12. ND-
Delorenzi (tripping) 9:53; 13. ND-Noble
(interference). 13:59; 14.. ND -Schafer
(roughing- 4 minutes) 16:35; 15. M-
Dunbar (highsticking) 16:35; 16. ND-
Regan (highsticking) 17:00...

kept him from registering his
second shutout of the year.
The second period began to pro-
duce evidence as to why Michi-
gan has won only one game on
the road this season. The Wolves'
lapsed into some sloppy defensive
play, backchecking poorly and al-
lowing Notre Dame to get a num-
ber of two-on-one breaks.
Ray DeLorenzi. added two more
goals to the Irish total to stretch
the lead to 4-0. ,
Werner scored 'the: first Michi-
gan goal at 2:55 of 'the third per-
iod, his fifth of the year, on an
along the ice shot which appeared
Lo be deflected by a Notre Dame}
After the Irish made it 6-1,
Paul Andre Paris scored his 15th

of the season, a power -lay goal
on a rebound from a' Werner shot.
The third period produced , a
little more rough action. Paris and
Regan were involved in one high-
sticking scuffle, while Pete Dun-
bar and Rick Schafer tangled in
The play got exceptionally hot
in the final two minutes when
Bernie Gagnon took to harrassing
Notre Dame's Noble. No penalty
was- cled ,when Gagnon -hit No-
ble in' the face *ith his stick, but
Noble was thrown in the -box a
few seconds later for checking
Gagnon in the offensive zone. A
shoving match ensued, and Gag-
ion and Michel Jarry were also
sent out.

Grapplers seeking second place)

Special To The Daily
wrestling team bounced back from
a disappointing preliminary session
yesterday afternoon with some
strong grappling last night to re-
kindle their bid for second place
in the Big Ten tournament.
Michigan State, repeating what
they have done the past six sea-
sons, leaped out to a commanding
lead and has all but assured them-
selves another year in the Big Ten
throne room going into this after-
noon's 'finals.
The tournament, being held in
Indiana's magnificent Assembly
Hall, before a crowd of 2,000, finds
Michigan entering the finals with
three wrestlers having a shot at
individual titles.
Defending 150 pound champ
Jerry Hubbard surged past three
opponents to boost himself into
the finals for the second straight
year. He started the day by pin-
ning Indiana's Rich Thomas in
6:47, and followed that up by blast-

ing two old nemeses. Mark Malley
of Michigan State was the first
to fall, losing to the Michigan
sophomore 3-2. Hubbard then tast-
ed sweet revenge with a 5-3 dis-
posing of Iowa's Dan Holm.
Mitch Mendrygal weaved his
way past two unseeded foes to
gain a second berth in the finals
for the Wolverines. He whipped
Purdue's Brad Havig 5-0 .in the
semifinals to earn the 158 title
match against the Spartans' Rick
Today's 118 pound final will pit
Michigan's mighty - mouse Jim
Brown against the King-Kong of
Michigan State's team, Greg John-
son. Brown wrestled well to nudge
second-seeded Dan Sherman of
Iowa 6-5 in the semis, while John-
son has literally destroyed his
three adversaries. Johnson, two
time NCAA champion, recorded
two pins in times of 1:21 and of
3:56 and smashed Indiana's Marty
Hutsell 16-3.
Michigan's chances for a second
place finish seemed to disappear
after favored Bill Davids, Rick
Neff, and Gary Ernst all lost their
first round matches. But the skies
brightened when the Wolverines
placed three men in the finals and
had several advance well in the
consolation rounds. The chief rival
for second place. Iowa, did well in
the preliminaries, but faltered in
the semis and advanced only two
in the finals.
Michigan State's claim to the
title' is virtually assured as they
grabbed seven spots in the finals.
The big surprise of the meet has
been the two upsets turned in by
Hoosier hometown hero Jim Clary
in the 177 pound class. He upset
first seeded John Panning of M~in-
nesota 6-2, and followed it with

a heart-stopping overtime victory
over the fourth seed, Michigan
State's Greg Zindel.
Coach R i c k Bay expressed
guarded optimism over the battle
for second place with Iowa. "The
difference between second and
third will be decided by the conso-
lation matches," he commented.
Bay also remarked that "the sec-
ond place finish would be a great
accomplishment for this Michigan

Swimmers 'take a dip

Murray equals mark
at Michigan Open
The Wolverine track team, only a week away from the Big Ten
championship meet, took a night off from conference activity to
sponsor the first annual Michigan Open last night at Yost Field
House. Hosting teams from Eastern Michigan, the Ann Arbor Track
Club and Genesee State College, the Michigan thinclads tuned up
for the crucial clash with a number of outstanding races.
Literally getting the Wolverine attack off the ground, shot-putter
Steve Adams, one of the leading conference title contenders, hurled
the shot 59 feet to tie the Michigan varsity record of Dave Owen.
Highlighting a night that saw three new Yost Field House re-
cords, Eastern Michigan's Gorden Minty turned the premier per-
formance of the meet.
Capturing the two-mile title with a blistering 8:43.7 race, Minty
smashed Sid Sink's field house record of 8:48.2 set last year to out-
distance Britain's fine distance runner Paul Lightfoot, representing

Special To The Daily
DALLAS - The Michigan swim
team was treated to a rough brand
of Texas hospitality last night as
they dropped a crushing 68-45 meet
to SMU. Michigan's chances
against the Mustangs had appear-
ed to be fairly good.
The Wolverines could win but
four- individual events in the shel-
lacking. Two of the four blue rib-
bons came in the two diving
Probably the key to the final
outcome came , in the freestyle
events. The Mustangs captured all,
but one place in these short
sprints. The lone Wolverine who
placed was Dan Fishburn, who re-
corded his best time of the year
of 10:07.86 in finishing second in
the 1000 yard freestyle.
Another Wolverine standout was
sophomore Stu Isaac. The lanky
New York native also recorded
his best time of theyear (2:10.32)
in capturing the 200 yard breast-
stroke. Mike Whittaker garnered
a third here for the Wolverines.
Michigan's diving corps did a
great job in finishing 1-3 in the

two diving events. Joe Crawford
won the one meter with a score
of 316.90, while Dick Quint grab-
bed the three dieter with 324.95
points. Each total was the best
effort of the season for both Craw-
ford and Quint.
Another Michigan victory came
in the 200 yard butterfly. Byron
MacDonald won it for the Wolver-
ines with a time of 1:57.49. Augus-
to Gonzalez finished second.
The fourth and final Wolverine
victory came in the medley relay.
Coach Gus Stager's men should
have an easier time this afternoon
in Austin against the Longhorns
of Texas. It would tke a very con-
vincing triumph, however, to erase
memories of yesterday's debacle.'
For the Student Body:
P al le

Nice.. (1Co~rkv

Corky Taylor, Minnesota basketball plakter suspendeq followging the
now-infamous Ohio State-Minnesota brawl, arrives with his at-
torney Ron Simon for a meeting at which the Big Ten, athlete"
directors heard the rejnstatemeut appeal of Taylor and Ron .e
hagen. The directors denied the appear by a vote of 7-4

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