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ations on a theme:
Johnny 0 raps the refs
1 big bald guy with the gentle voice sitting behind his
desk, reflecting on Michigan's Tuesday night 79-75 loss to
Indiana could not have been Johnny Orr.
At least he wasn't the same Orr who cooked nimself
bright red at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington. That guy
went crazy, and made it clear after the game that he thought
the win was presented to the Hoosier by the grace of the three
officials working the game.
Now, he was changing the tune a little bit, but the
ideas behind the words could not be concealed. He thought
Michigan played well enough to win, but...
Actually, Orr was not the first man out of the Wolverine
dressing following the loss, and his contempt for the officials
was mild compared to the long list of unprintables hurled at
them by his assistant, Freddie Snowden.
When Snowden went over to do his post-game radio show
and tell all of Ann Arbor about the incompetence of the refs,
Orr emerged smoldering, and offered his critique.
"That was cheese officiating," Orr told the crowd of
reporters. "We made a great comeback in the second half.
fee, I hate to lose on something like that, It's disgusting."
Orr's major beef was legitimate-a pair of inconsistent foul
calls late in the game, when the contest could have gone
With Michigan trailing 76-73, Wayne Grabiec took a good
foul--a semiintentional lunge, to try to steal the ball from
Hoosier Kim Pemberton. The Wolverines were still under the
limit for one-and-one, so Grabiec expected a one-shot foul,
with Michigan regaining possession.
But official Charles Fouty ruled the'foul intentional and
awarded Pemberton two shots. Michigan caught up to within
two, 77-75, with help from Joby Wright; who dropped a layup
in the wrong basket.
Then came the call that burst Orr's bubble. Wright
grabbed Wilmore as he dribbled upcourt with the same idea
that Grabiec used, that is give Michigan one point instead
of a chance for two. Orr and Snowden shouted for two
shots, but Fouty signalled one. A shaken Wilmore missed the
shot, and the rest is in the books.
Orr, called the foul "a gutless call" after the game, and
clearly implied that it cost Michigan the game.
But yesterday afternoon, the other guy, the modest guy,
' lightened up a bit. "Indiana played a great game," he said.
"No, I don't think the officiating cost us the game. Our prob-
lem was that we couldn't get the ball when we were 4inning."
But he wouldn't let the officials off the hook for very
long. "I think they did a bad job. They just can't make mis-
takes like those two calls. I- guess they.get nervous after some-
thing' like the Ohio State-Minnesota affairs happens, espe-
cially in a place like Indiana, where they have some pretty
But if Orr wasn't blaming the officials for the loss,
what was he blaming it on? For one thing, he thinks that
the game was Michigan's most aggressive of the- season.
I know I've seen at least two better ones-Saturday's
trouncing of Minnesota and the Wolverines' victory over
Illinois a few weeks back.
He thinks that Wright made a lot of "real good baskets"
while it looked to me that Michigan was just allowing Indiana's
guards, Bootle White and Frank Wilson to get the ball inside
to Wright and Steve Downing. Purdue found success the same
way when it knocked off the Wolverines at West Lafayette.
The fact is that Michigan did not play a real good game,
V except for the first 10 minutes of the second half, when they
came aback to take the lead after an 11-point halftime deficit.
Grablec's outside shot was flaming and Wilmore was doing
another good job.
But for the failure of the Wolverines' front line to stop
Wright (26 points) and Downing (21 rebounds), coupled with
an abundance of errors, Michigan did not outplay the Hoosiers.
Even if Orr denies blaming the loss on the officials, he
heaped enough criticism on them to make them look like the
scapegoats. There's no doubt that there were some bad calls,
most of them in Indiana's favor, but that is not uncommon,
and usually goes along with the home court advantage.
When the tables were turned four weeks ago during Ohio
!States losing visit to Ann Arbor, Buckeye coach Fred Taylor
was livid about the officiating, while Orr, whose team went to
the foul line 50 times, said the officials wern't tough enough.
They might both take a lesson from Indiana's young
rookie coach Bob Knight. "I never comment on officiating,"
he said Tuesday night. "That's only one of many factors in the
game. You've got to assume that bad calls will even out. If
not, there's nothing you can really do about it, is there?"
Eastern continues to
gain in AP ranking
# By The Associated Press
MADISON-Gail Goodrich's 15-
foot basket with four seconds to go
last night gave Los Angeles a
109-108 National Basketball Asso-
ciation victory over Milwaukee,
upping their season margin to 3-1
over the defending NBA cham-
The Lakers fell behind 108-103
on a shot by Oscar Robertson with
1:35 to go before Jerry West
pulled Los Angeles within three.
Then the Bucks fell apart, as
Lucius Allen missed two free
throws and LA's Happy Hairston
connected to narrow the margin
Wilt Chamberlain then muffed a
chance to take the lead, missing
three consecutive free throws, but
Hairston grabbed the rebound and
fed Goodrich, who hit the winning
Milwaukee's Bob D a n d r i d g e
missed a 20-foot shot at the buzzer.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar paced all
z scorers with 33 for Milwaukee.
DETROIT - Spencer Haywood
and player-coach Lenny Wilkens
teamed with Dick Snyder to pace
the Seattle SuperSonics to a 116-
102 victory over the Detroit Pis-
tons last night..
The victory gave the streaking
Sonics sole possession of second
place in the Pacific Division of
the National Basketball 'Associa-'
It was Seattle's 11th victory in
their last 12 games and lifted them
a half game ahead of the idle
Golden State Warriors in their
torrid battle for the second and
final playoff position in the Pacific
Wilkens wound up with 28 points,
Haywood 27 and Snyder 23 as the
Sonics pulled ahead 56-48 at half-
time and extended their lead to
as many as 13 points early in the
Bob Lanier topped the slumping
Pistons with 32 points while Dave'
Bing and Jimmy Walker each
scored 19. The loss was the fourth
in a row and eighth in the last;
nine for the Pistons.
* * *
BOSTON-John Havlicek led a'
third-period explosion with 15
points last night as the Boston
Celtics rolled to their fourth con-
secutive National Basketball As-
sociation victory with a 115-105
triumph over the Cleveland Cava-
The Celtics, who led 53-47 at
halftime, scored 39 points in the
third period, pulling away to an
tasy victory. Havlicek received
scoring help from Dave Cowens
with eight points and Jo Jo White
with six in the outburst.
Boston, bidding for its first di-
visional title since 1965, led by as
MILWAUKEE'S KAREEM JABBAR makes an interesting road-
block as Los Angeles' Gail Goodrich tries to chase Lucius Allen.
In a showndown of the possible NBA championship, The Lakers
beat the Bucks, 109-108, in action last night.
NIT PICKS FIVE:
much as 21 points, 92-71, before
Havlicek topped all scorers with
31 points. Cowens contributed 29
and White 21.
Rookie Austin Carr was Cleve-
land's big gun, hitting for 27
points. Rick Roberson was next
* * *
PHILADELPHIA-Bob Rule's 20
points led a balanced Philadelphia
76ers scoring attack in a 108-99
victory over the Buffalo Braves
in a National Basketball Associa-
tion game last night.
Rule was one of seven 76ers to
reach double figures.- Substitute
Dave Nyohl's 19 points compli-
mented Rule's production and also
marked his best scoring effort in
a month and a half.
The 76ers broke a 4-4 tie in the
first period on a Fred Carter layup
and never were headed. They in-
creased their margin to 42-28 mid-
way through the second period.
Philadelphia stayed safely ahead
throughout the second half and
had several 15-point leads in the
Bob Kauffman and Elmore Smith
each had 19 points for Buffalo,
which lost its fourth straight game
and its ninth in its last 10 starts.
LOUISVILLE - Artis Gilmore
scored a career high 41 points to
lead the Kentucky Colonels to a
134-125 American Basketball Asso-
cation victoryover the Carolina
Cougars last night.
Gilmore, who leads the ABA in
field goal percentage, connected
on 16 of 19 shots from the field,
and also hauled down 20 rebounds.
High scorers for Carolina were
Stew Johnson and Wendell Ladner
with 25 points each. Caldwell
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By The Associated Press ho State in Pocatello.
Marquette University, 23-1 and The first round begins March
winner of 63 of its last 65 games, 11 with regional championships
and eight other teams have ac- March 16-18 and finals at Los
cepted invitations to fill at-large Angeles, March 23-25.
berths 'in the National Collegiate With the scramble for first-
Athletic Association's University round positions still wide open
Division basketball tournament, because of an unusual number of
an NCAA spokesman said yes- tight conference races competi-
terday. tion March 11 shaped up like this:
Nine of 25 starting spots in the East Regional - Middle Atlan-
tournament are filled by at-large tic Conference champion vs.
entrants. South Carolina at William and
Besides Marquette, ranked fifth Mary; S o u t h e r n Conference
in the nation, other Top Ten champion vs. Villanova at Prince-
schools to fill at-learge positions ton; Ivy League champion vs.
in the tournament are No. 8 South Providence at St. John's, N.Y.
Carolina, 20-4; No. 9 Marshall, Mideast Regional - Mid-Amer-
23-2 and No. 10 Florida State, 23- ica Conference champion vs. Mar-
4. quette at Tennessee; Ohio Valley
Others are No. 11 Southwest- Conference champion vs. Florida
ern Louisiana, 22-3; No. 13 Hous- State at Tennessee.
ton, 19-6; No. 15 Hawaii, 24-2; Midwest Regional - Southwest-
Providence, 17-5 and Villanova, ern Louisiana vs. Marshall;
18-6. Southwest Conference champion
Southwestern Louisiana a n d vs. Houston at New Mexico.
Marshall will square off in the West Regional - Weber. State
first round of the Midwest re- vs. Hawaii; Long Beach State vs.
gional at New Mexico State, Las Brigham Young at Idaho State.
Cruces, New Mexico, - St. John's University of New
The only other at-large team York, winner of four National In-
knowing its first - round oppo- vitation Tournament titles, was
nent is Hawaii, which meets Big chosen along with four other in-
Sky Conference champion Weber dependent college basketball pow-
State in the West regional at Ida- ers yesterday for the 21st annual
Gymnasts prepare fora
gTen title defense
By CHUCK DRUKIS Indiana, and Michigan State have
Michigan's gymnastic bubble will had up and down performances
be on the line this weekend when throughout the regular season.
they travel to sparkling Cham- However, with off showings by
paign, Ill., for the Big Ten tour- both the Wolverines and the Hawk-
nament. eyes, an upset can not be com-
The Wolverine dynasty of esthe- pletely discounted.
tic body control will bt after it's The formula for victory, accord-
eleventh Big Ten title in the past ing to Coach Loken is "staying
12 years. But the trophy will not with Iowa in the compulsories. If
be an easy one. The. only team we can build a little lead, I think
that beat Michigan in dual meets that we can hang on."
this season, Iowa, will provide a! The burden of pressure will lie
stiff r o a d b lo c k to Michigan's on the Michigan all-around men-
hopes. Ted Marti, Ray Gura, and Jean
The Hawkeye victory was the Gagnon.
first loss for the Blue in 47 dual Besides the all-around men,
meets, dating back to 1968. Since Michigan will need strong per-
then, the Wolverines have started formances from their individual
a new streak that now stands at event specialists.
five, but a decisive victory over Dick Kaziny is one of the best
Iowa would be sweet consolation. in the country on the side horse,
So far, the Iowa loss is the but he'll have to prove that in his
Blue gymnasts only blemish of the scores this weekend.
season while the Hawkeyes en- Mike Sale and Marty Falb will
joyed a perfect Big Ten rtcord. encounter stiff competition on the
"We've been working very in- rings, especially from Indiana.
tensely the last few weeks," said Murray Plotkin will need another
head coach Newt Loken. "I think fine display on the parallel bars.
we're ready for the weekend." Ward Black has, been improving
Tomorrow morning, all teams tremondously in the floor exercise
will perform the required Inter- and could add significantly to the
national Olympic routines that team score. Jim Scully will enter
have been stipulated by the NCAA. the tournament while at his peak
In the afternoon each team will on the high bar.
execute it's regular optional rou- Overall, Michigan's fate lies in
tines. the hands of teamwork. If several
For the compulsory and the op- members have off days, it's going
tional routines, the participating to be up to the team to pick up
schools will be divided into groups the slack.
of three. On Saturday, the top - -
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that will decide the championshin.
Besides Michigan and Iowa, only , 2 SHOPS
three other teams appear to have 0 61 1 E. University
a shot at the trophy. Minnesota, ' 615 E. Liberty
event at Madison Square Garden.
Joining the Redmen, already
holders of the record for most
NIT appearances and titles, were
Fordham, Syracuse, Niagara and
newcomer Jacksonville, Fla. Ben
Carnevale, president of the NIT
Selection Committee, announced
the field for the remaining 11
teams in the March 17-25 tourney
is still wide open.
Only a few years ago, many
collegiate conferences barred their
runnerup teams - the winners are
eligible for the National Colle-
giate Athletic Assiciation cham-
pionships - from playing in other
Now only the Pacific-8 still pro-
hibits such play.
The NIT said yesterday it hopes
to get some of the following
Two from the Atlantic Coast
Conference, including Maryland,
Virginia and defending
champion North Carolina.
Louisville or Memphis State
from the Missouri Valley Con-
Michigan, Minnesota or Ohio
State from the Big Ten.
Five more teams have been se-
lected to compete for the National
Collegiate Athletic Association's
College Division basketball title,
the NCAA announced yesterday.
The latest to accept invitations
were Biscayne College of Miami,
Fla., 17-9; University of Bridge-
port, Conn., 16-7; Gannon College
of Erie, Pa., 18-6; University of
Hartford, Conn., 18-5; and Univer-
sity of California-Riverside 18-8.
This brings to 25 the number of
teams selected to date. At least
35 are expected to compete in
regional tournaments, an NCAA
Regular and Styling
EVERY MONDAY -
Gerald Smith (52) of Detroit pops a soft jumper in last night's
79-71 victory over Duquesne. This win virtually insures the Ti-
tans of a NIT tournament berth.
ISC" Il IS SFor the Student Body:
Montreal 4, Buffalo 1
New York 4, California 1
Toronto 3, St. Louis 1
Seattle 116, Detroit 102
Boston 115, Cleveland 105
Philadelphia 108, Buffalo 99
Los Angeles 109, Milwaukee 108
S. Carolina 81, Creighton 64
Maryland 64, Wake Forest 56, of
Detroit 79, Duquesne 71
Western Mich. 100, Ohio U. 83
vllanova 78, Notre Dame 75
Toledo 70, De Paul 66, ot
Iowa 64, Okla. St. 62
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By The Associated Press
Tennessee State edged to within
six points of top-ranked Eau Claire
and widened its lead over No. 3
Louisiana Tech in the Associated
Press college division basketball
The Tigers who scored two vic-
tories last week for a 21-1 season
record, received three top votes
and 230 points from a panel of
sports writers and -broadcasters
while the Wisconsin team collected
six No. 1 votes and 230 points af-
ter running its record to 21-1 with
two triumphs. Louisiana Tech, 21-
3, was a distant third with 142
points and one top ballot.
Last week Eau Claire held a 47-
point advantage over Tennessee
State and Louisiana Tech trailed
the Tigers by only 50 points.
Cheyney State, fourth last week,'
plunged to No. 7 with one loss in
three tries in games through Sat-
urday. Akron, which split its two-
game card, fell from No. 8 into
oblivion in the season's next-to-
Moving into the No. 4spot was
Eastern Michigan, with one No. 1
vote with 132 points. Also moving
up one notch behind the Hurons
were Alabama State and Stephen
Trailing Cheyney State were
Western Washington and Evans-
ville who moved up one place each
to Nos. 8 and 9.
- Kentucky State squeezed into
the Top Ten as Akron's numerical
replacement. Although the ballot-
ing is to be based on games
through Saturday night, the Tho-
robreds' ranking received a hearty
boost with their 121-76 upset of
Ilastern Michigan Monday night.
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