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Tuesday.; December 7, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Tuesday,, December 7, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Elev~n'

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By MICHAEL OLIN closely-fought overtime by an I
Michigna's cross-county rivals 87-82 margin.
from Ypsilanti, the Eastern Mich- The Hurons fared no better in
igan Hurons, invade Crisler arena their second game as they were
tonight to try and place the first sorely overmatched and outplayed.
scratch in the Wolverines' 2-0 by Purdue. The Boilermakers out-
record. scored Eastern 21-4 in the first
The Wolverines have not been six minutes of the second half and
hard-pressed in either of their glided home a 94-84 winner, after
first two games. In the season substituting freely along the way.
The Hurons, however, are not
to be taken lightly. It seems that
More Sports, Page 9 Eastern makes a point of getting
up for the Wolverines. After all,
opener against Notre Dame the Michigan's smaller neighbor has
cagers ran up a winning margin nothing to lose and everything to
of 18 points in coasting past the gain.
Irish 101-83. As Michigan Assistant Coach
Saturday night against 'Western Fred Snowden commented, "They'll
Michigan, the Wolverines had an play the best game they'll play all
even easier time of it, as Henry season right here against us, just
Wilmore pumped in 38 points to like they did last year."
lead the Maplemen to a 90-69 win. One of the prime reasons for
The Hurons on the other hand the Hurons' poor showing against
have had their problems, as they Purdue was the absence of team
take an 0-2 record into tonight's captain Lindell Reason. Reason
contest. At Toledo in their first saw only seven minutes of action
game, Eastern Michigan lost in a against Purdue after spraining his

thumb against Toledo. And in the
time he did play he was ineffective
due to the injury. The 6-4 junior
playmaker scored .19 against the
Rockets in the opener, hitting sev-
en of 15 from the field. His play-
ing status for tonight is doubtful.
The most potent member of the
Huron arsenal is super - soph
George Gervin. The lanky 6-7 De-
troiter, who leads the squad in
scoring with 61 points so far,
packs a mere 170 pounds on his
long frame. His lack of weight
poses problems, limiting his ability
to fight it out with the 'bigger
fellas' under the boards.
Eastern Coach James Dutcher
has said that Gervin is the best
sophomore he has ever coached.
And that includes three of his
athletes who have gone on to play
in the pros.
If Reason is unable to start at
guard, the Hurons just may move
Gervin to the backcourt and start
6-6 Leonard Cole at the forward
Jspot.

dlaily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
BILL ALTERMAN
Wolverine Ernie Johnson will be
assigned the task of guarding Ger-
vin unless Gervin does go to
guard, in which case Wayne Gra-
biec may take over. As a rule, how-
ever, "Johnson always draws the
tough defensive assignment," said
Coach Snowden.
Starting at center for Eastern
Michigan will be 6-6 senior, Earl
Dixon. Dixon played poorly against
Toledo, but last week against Pur-
due he pumped for 25 points and
13 rebounds.
Michigan will be starting, the
same five they've been going with
all year; that is, Wilmore and
Johnson at forward, John Lock-
ard at center, and Dave Hart and
Wayne Grabiec at the guards.
The Wolverine starters have
been spreading the scoring around
quite a bit as four of the five have
been in double figures in each of
the two games.
Overall, the game should be
fairly close, and the Wolverines'
ability to put it away early will
depend on shutting off Gervin.
As Coach Snowden aptly put the
game in its proper perspective,
"Last year we weren't sharp for
the game, coming off of the three
losses (to then top ten members
Notre Dame, Duke, and Kentucky).
but this year the game will be a
good one to watch. We're ready
and the squad has a real good at-
titude."
Coach, that makes all the dif-
ference.

SEEK THIRD WIN:
Frosh hope to scalp Hurons

GUARD FRANK WILSON (20) of Indiana goes down on one knee
to keep the ball away from Kansas players Tom Kosick (45) and
Aubrey Nash (25). Indiana won the inter-conference struggle,
59456.
49ers bo wS to K.C.,
Taylor scores twice

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By ELLIOT SEGEL
Michigan's freshmen cagers go
after win number three in tonight's
preliminary basketball game. This
time it is the Hurons of E astern
Michigan who stand in their path
towards an undefeated season. "
The baby Hurons come to Crisler
Arena seeking their first win, hav-
ing lost their only game this sea-
son to Toledo, 64-55. Against the
Rockets, the only players to score
in double figures were 6-7 center
Bill Sturtevant (12 points) and for-
ward Gary Kronenwett (16). Other
players slated to start against the
Baby Blue are 6-1 guards Tyrone
Miller and Melvin Carr, and 64
forward Pete Miller.

the Broncos to a dismal 37 per
cent shooting afternoon.
Needless to say, Coach Dick
Honig was quite pleased with the
outcome of the game. "That's a
very good freshman team we
beat," he said. "They're going to
beat a lot of teams this season."
The hottest Wolverine of all is
guard Joe Johnson. In the two
games the frosh have played he
has scored 57 points, hitting on a
fantastic 22 of 36 shots from the
field. In addition, he has continued
to dazzle the Michigan fans with
his drives and playmaking ability.

14 point, 17 rebound performance
coming off the bench which sparked
the Wolverines to victory against
WMU.
An optimistic Honig expects even
better things from the frosh.
"Everything is going well," he
said, "but we still have room for
improvement. We haven't even
neared our potential."
Anything can happen'in the
freshmen rivalry between Michigan
and EMU. But if the Baby Blue
do reach their potential tonight,
they should walk off the court with
their third victory in the bag.

-Daly-Tom Uolieb
WESTERN MICHIGAN'S Mike Steele (52) is on his way down.
Michigan's Henry Wilmore (25) is. still up there, Henry puts it
up. It's in! Michigan won last Saturday's game in Crisler Arena
90-69 and tonight take on Eastern Michigan.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Kansas City
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Football League teams.
Kansas City erupted in the sec-
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passing and three field goals by
Stenerud. The Chiefs took a 16-10
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Kansas City went 59 yards in
two plays, scoring on a 46-yard
pass from Dawson to wide receiver
Taylor. The 49er strong safety
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ORLANDO, Fla. (P) - "Not a'
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Nicklaus wrapped up pro golf's
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The victory, his fifth on the
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en Bear and vaulted him past
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the year, also well past Nicklaus
previous record of $211,566.66 set
in 1967.

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!speedy Taylor.
The score at 8:36 of the period
followed a 15-yard field goal by
Stenerud, which had tied the score
3-3.
Stenerud's kick came after a
76-yard Kansas City drive which
included a 55-yard third-down pass
from Dawson to tight end Morris
Stroud.
Bucks truck
t COLUMBUS - Sophomore Dan
Gerhard hit three straight long
jump shots in the closing .minutes
last night, helping fifth-ranked
Ohio State to pull away to a 71-60
victory over Utah State.
Gerhard and 7-foot Luke Witte
each scored 20 points for Ohio
State, now 3-0. -Jeff Tebbs, the
smallest Utah State starter, wound
up with 20 points for the Aggies,
now 1-2.
Tarheels toppled
PRINCETON - An aggressive
Princeton team outplayed North
Carolina all the way to stun the
second-ranked Tarheels 89-73, last
night.
s The loss was North Carolina's
first after two easy victories.
Princeton raised its record to 2-1.
The Tigers had four men in
double figures, with 6-foot-9 soph-
omore Andy Rimol. leading the
way with 23 points.
tr SCORES I
t College Basketball
rIndiana 59, Kansas 56
Notre Dame 83, western Michigan 77
Ohio State 71, Utah State 60
Princeton 89, North Carolina 73
rVanderbilt 82, Boston College 75
Western Kentucky 83, Old Dominion 80
West Virginia 87, North Carolina
t ! State 75
Wisconsin 67, New Orleans Loyola 66

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