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Wednesday, February 3, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THE MICHIGAN DAIlY

Page Nine

Cagers

blister

Boilermakers,

notch

Against

Fife beats Purdue.. .
. * ,depsite the refs
By MORT NOVECK
T TOOK two years, but Dan Fife finally beat Purdue. The
senior guard suffered through four losses to the Boilermak-
ers before his team came up on the winning side, but last night's
game more than made up for the drought.
Fife played a strong game, sinking 15 points and picking
up 6 rebounds and five assists. He also finished the game
without a turnover, the only starter on either team to do so
in a game marked by 44 miscues. But he almost didn't stay in
the game long enough to enjoy it.
In foul trouble most of the night, Fife spent almost
11 minutes on the bench and it was lucky for Michigan
that he stayed in the game as long as he did.
He picked up his third foul with 10:44 left in the first
half. At the time the Wolverines were leading by four, 23-19.
When he came back in five minutes later, the score was knotted,
29-29.
"We had them on the run then," noted coach Johnny Orr,
but we had trouble after Fife left. It really hurt us when he
got in foul trouble." The reason for the trouble was the Purdue
zone, which proved hard to penetrate after Fife left the game.
Dave Hart came in for Fife, but had trouble handling his way
through the Boilermaker defenders. He also had problems pass-
ing the ball past the tall Purdue defenders. Unable to pass
over them, he had to commit himself and as a result had several
of his feeds intercepted.
Fife returned to the game with five minutes left in the
first half and managed to survive the period without pick-
ing up any more personals. The Wolverines thereupon began
to pull away again, but had their charge stopped by two
technical fouls, one to center Ken Brady and the other
to the Michigan bench.
Brady got his technical after picking up a run of the
mill personal foul. Disgusted with the call, Brady muttered
his opinion of the decision under his breath which the nearest
referee interpreted to be "profane", and slapped the technical
on him. Immediately after play resumed the ref came up with
another brilliant call, giving one to Orr the first time he rose
from the bench.
Orr later denied that the foul was on him, but irregardless,
it made little sense. Purdue coach George King spent more time
off the bench than on it in the half, but wasn't even reprimand-
ed.
It seemed throughout much of the first half that Purdue
wasn't allowed to commit fouls. The Wolverines were slapped
with seven plus the two technicals. The Boilermakers only got
A~ five, four of them coming with less than five minutes to play
in the period.
As Orr put it, "the refs made me mad in the first half.
Those technicals were unreal. They were beating on Henry
underneath and they didn't get fouls called."
Things evened out somewhat in the second period. The of-
ficials started noticing some of the Purdue violations. But be-
fore they did they slapped Fife with his fourth foul. This time
when he returned to the bench Michigan was up by five. When
he returned with twelve minutes to go they were up by seven, but
the Boilermakers had pulled to within two immediately after his
exit.
Coming in with four fouls hanging on his head, 12 minutes
to go and a still close game should have put some pressure on
Fife. But he claimed that it didn't. "I know that we've got
enough bench strength that I just went in and played my
regular game." Amazingly, the officials allowed Fife to play his
game for another eleven minutes without finding an excuse to
put him out of the game. When he was ejected with 49 seconds
left Michigan was up by 12 and it didn't make any difference.
The Wolverines definitely missed Fife when he was on
the bench but it wasn't due to poor performance from any of
the other starters. Henry Wilmore wound up with 23 points,
less than usual, but then he only got seven tries from the free
throw line, about half his normal quota. He also was hamp-
ered by the physical punishment that the officials allowed
Purdue to inflict on him.,
Brady finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds in one of
his better performances, but surprisingly was outrebounded by
Wilmore who snagged 14. Brady has been improving continually
since the start of the season and says "my reactions and tim-
ing are finally coming back. I felt all right out there tonight."
Johnny Orr certainly felt all right after the game. Purdue,
as he put it, "was big, strong and aggressive", but his team beat
them. "It was a great victory," Orr noted as usual. But then
when you're 5-0 they're all big.

By JOHN PAPANEK
The Michigan Wolverines
strengthened their hold on firstJ
place in the Big Ten last night
with an impressive 85-69 trounc-
ing of Purdue, previously unbeat-
en in the conference. The Wolver-
ines upped their unblemished con-
ference record to 5-0 and, coupled
with Illinois' loss to Iowa, hold a
full game lead over the pack.
Coming back from a ragged first
half, Michigan, led by Henry Wil-
more, Dan Fife, and Ken Brady,
opened up the game in the final
10 minutes. Wilmore fell slightly
below his season's average of 25.4
in scoring 23 points while Fife,
plagued with foul trouble most of
the game provided the offensive
punch and much of the defense
that the Wolverines needed.
Brady played a great part in
the win; his 18 points and 13 re-
bounds were secondary. The big.
sophomore harrassed P u r d u e 's
third leading scorer, Bill Franklin,
driving him into foul trouble and
holding him to only eight points,
nearly half his average.
"Brady did a great job," said
Purdue coach George King. "He
got our big man in trouble and
that's his job."
Officiating, often an anathema
for Michigan and particularly for
coach John Orr, played its part
once again. "The officiating was
unbelievable," Orr commented, re-
membering particularly the three
foul calls on Fife in the first 10
minutes of the game. That forced
Fife to the bench which meant
that Michigan was losing a good
deal of offense and defense.
With Fife out and Dave Hart in
his place, Purdue's leading scorer,

sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
RANDY PHILLIPS
Larry Weatherford, became freer
more often and Purdue was get-
ting more points up on the board.
Weatherford was the game's lead-
ing scorer with 26 points.
To make matters worse, Purdue
shifted to a 3-2 zone that immed-
iately crippled Michigan. The
Wolverines had trouble getting the
ball inside to Wilmore and Ford.
They watched a 23-12 lead dis-
appear and had to struggle for the'
remainder of the half.
Michigan finally got a substan-
tial seven point lead with a min-
ute left when Brady committed a
personal and was slapped with a
technical. Purdue's Bob Ford con-
verted both free throws for the
personal and Weatherford con-
verted the technical.
Then another technical was
called, this one on the Michigan
bench and Weatherford made that
one, too. The four-point play com-
plete, Michigan's lead was a slim
36-33 at halftime.
Michigan came out for the sec-
ond half ready to combat the
Boilermaker zone. They kept the
ball in the back court forcing
Purdue to go out and try to get it.
But the Boilermakers didn't go
after the ball ahd the official

fifth
called a technical on them for
"lack of sufficient action."
Fife sunk the free throw, and
Wayne Grabiec stole Purdue's in
bounds pass and dropped a 22-
footer to put Michigan up 41-35.
Weatherford hit on a 20-footer but
Wilmore countered with a tap-in
of a Grabiec miss.
Then, with only three minutes
gone by, Fife drew his fourth per-
sonal and went back to the bench.
Michigan could have easily fallen
behind. Thanks to Wilmore it
didn't.
After a 25-footer by Weather,
ford that cut Michigan's lead to
two, 43-41. Wilmore took a fast
break pass from Grabiec and drove
on Franklin, drawing the big
man's fourth personal.
A minute later, Wilmore hit
Rodney Ford with a perfect lead
pass for two points. Then he drew
fouls from Weatherford and Jim
'Rogers, and topping off his show,
put an incredible move on Weath-
erford for another two points.
Result: Michigan lead by nine,
58-49 with 12 minutes remaining
in the game.
Fife came back in the game, and
the nine-point Michigan lead was
its smallest for the remainder of
the game. Fife fouled out with 49
seconds remaining and went to
the bench with a standing ovation
from the 12,123 fans.
"Our zone was helping, but they
just pecked away at it," said King
after the game. "Our offense was
just awful. Our shooting percent-
age (33.8) was our worst this
year."
Assessing Michigan's f u t u r e
King said, "Michigan won three
games on the road and that's quite
a shot in the arm. But I don't
think anyone has a hold on first
place.nWe're capable of being a
contender and so are, Illinois and
Indiana."
Meanwhile, Orr just whistled
the same old tune. "It was a great
win, they were big, strong and
tough. The officiating made me
mad in the first half, but in the
second they let them play."
Orr's charges will try to up that
Big Ten record to 6-0 Saturday
against Northwestern at Crisler
Arena.
Bi Ten
Standings

MICHIGAN SUPERSTAR Henry Wilmore (25) brings the ball upcourt on a Wolverine fast break. Rod
Ford (43) and Purdue's Bill Franklin (23) race alongside. Although at times last night Wilmore had
trouble controlling the ball, his 23 points led Michigan to its fifth straight Big Ten victory.
REBOUNDS KEY
Fresh-men -1topple Toledo

Leaking Boilers

By JIM EPSTEIN
The small, but spunky Michigan
freshmen avenged an earlier loss
to Toledo by grounding the Rockets
75-64 at Crisler arena yesterday.
After trailing throughout most
of the first half, the Baby Blue
closed the gap to one at the inter-
mission and outscored the taller
Ohioans 44-32 in the second half.
According to coach Dick Honig,
the difference between last night's
victory and the 88-78 loss of three
weeks ago was Michigan's im-
proved rebounding. Outrebounded
by 31 at the Rockets' home pad,
the Wolverines bettered Toledo by
12 yesterday.
Behind by 10 points after eight
minutes of the first half, the fresh-
men warmed up and moved ahead
four minutes later on a feed from
John Bernard to Jake Whitten.
From that point the game was a
give and take affair until the Blue
broke it open with eight minutes
left.
Jake Whitten, the 6-4 center,
again pulled down a lion's share of
the caroms, 13, one over his aver-
age. Whitten also contributed 11
Baby Blue brilliant

points, one of five Blue shooters
to break into double figures.
The real standout was 6-2 for-
ward Terry Tyler who, according
to Honig, "played the best ball for
us that he's played all season in
the last ten minutes of the game."
During those ten minutes Tyler hit
for 16 points on eight field goals.
Tyler finished the night with 25
points in all, and in addition, led
the team with 14 rebounds.
Jim Taormina, who had a hor-
rendous night against Toledo last
month, came back strong last night!
with five of seven shots from the
field before fouling out with ten
points.
Both teams had appalling shoot-
ing percentages, Michigan sinking
only 35 of 85 shots, while Toledo
could manage but 27 of 74. Of To-
ledo's 27 field goals, 10 of them'
were credited to Mike Parker, a'
powerful 6-4 forward.
Parker missed only six shots,
and added ten rebounds. Three
other Rocket starters had miser-
able performances from the field.
Bob Conroy connected on only 4
of 12, Steve Berce was 4-14, but
Rich Davie shot like he played for
the Cavaliers, seeing only five of.
his 21 shots find the mark.
Honig once again employed his
"stall offense" last night and again
it proved a tonic for what ailed his!
team. Struggling to maintain their
one point lead with ten minutest

left, Honig halted the cagers' run
and shoot attack and changed to a
slow-down offense.
The innovation was good for a
string of eight straight points, and
the game.
The freshmen, now 3-5, tangle
next with a team from Auburn
Hills, before the varsity game on
Saturday.

Wilmore
Ford
Brady
Fife
Grabiec
Hart
Hayward
Johnson
team
TOTALS
Ford

MICHIGAN
fg ft r
9-19 5-7 14
4-10 2-3 8
5-6 8-13 13
4-S 7-9 6
5-13 1-1 7
4-7 0-1 2
0-1 0-0 0
0-0 0-0 0
4
31-64 23-34 54

tp
23
10
18
15
11
8
0
0
85

Faerber
Franklin
Weatherford
Gamauf
Price
Rogers
Kroc
Longfellow
team
TOTALS
MICHIGAN
PURDUE

5-13
4-8
10-26
0-3
0-8
2-4
0-1
0-3
27-80
1
36
33

3-3
0-1
6-7
2-2
0-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
15-21
2
49
36

10
3
6
2
4
'2
0
1
7

13
8
26
2.
0
4
0
0

PURDUE
fg ft

47 69
final
- 85
-- 69

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For 6 14 -51 6 PRU 3 - 6
Iowa surprises Illinois, 92-84;
Marquette streaks by Wisconsin

By The Associated Press
IOWA CITY - Iowa rode a
career high 36 points from Fred
Brown and some sharp free throw
shooting to a 92-84 Big Ten bas-
ketball upset of Illinois last night.
The defeat was the Illini's first
in four Big Ten games and left
Lowa 2-2 in the conference and
7-7 overall. Illinois, which had
edged 12th-ranked Notre Dame
last Saturday, fell to 9-4 over-,
all.
Brown scored 25 points in the
first half as Iowa erased a 10-
point deficit and crept within 2
points 44-42 at intermission.
Brown then added 11 points and
some key steals in the final half.
Iowa connected on 28 of 30
free throws, compared to Illinois'sI

MICHIGAN FROSH
fg ft
Bridges 6-12 t1-0i
Tyler 12-30 1-1
Clancy 5-11 0-0
Whitten 4-12 3-4
Lonchar 2-6 1-3
Casey 0-1 0-0
Bernard 1-4 0-0
Taormina 5-7 0-1
team
TOTALS 29-85 5-9

Parker
Repp
Conroy
Berce
Hodak
Phillips
Davie
Iarbauer
Harsha
Alsup
Kristie
TOI
MICHIGA
Toledo

TOLEDO FROS
10-16 1-2
2-6 0-1
4-12 1-2
4-14 5-7
0-0 0-0
0-0 0-0
5-21 3-8
0-0 0-0
1-2 0-1
1-3 0-1
team r
TALS 27-74 10-21

f
0
14
7
13
5
8
65
10
10
10
0
0
2
0
0
16
53

tp
12
25
10
11
5
0
2
10
75
21
4
9
13
0
0
13
0
0
'2
2
64
75
64

16 to 28. The Illini out-shot Iowa
47 to 43 per cent from the field,
but were out-rebounded 49-46
with Kevin Kunnert's 8 leading
Iowa.
* * * *
Warriors on wrarpath
MADISON - Marquette's top-
ranked Warriors, paced by Gary
Brell's 30 points, rolled past arch
basketball rival Wisconsin 89-75
f last night.
Coach Al McGuire's Warriors
jumped to an 8-0 yead and held
a 50-25 halftime advantage in
running their winning string to
29, longest in major college bas-
ketball. They are 17-0 for the sea-
son.
Marquette dominated the game
over the Badgers, who had lost
to the Warriors by only one point
earlier in the season. Marquette
outrebounded Wisconsin 28-13 in
the first half.
Badger star Clarence Sherrod
scored only six points in the first
half. He finished with 18 points,
having been averaging 25.3 per
game.
* * *
Bulldogs bark
DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake's
Bobby Jones scored 22 points and
Tom Bush added 21 as the Bull-
dogs ran their winning to five
games in a row last night by
downing independent DePaul 93-
~i ,"
Scores
College Basketball
Kent State 93, Bali State 87, o.t.
Virginia 92, Washington & Lee 70
Texas Christian 89, Texas 87
Davidson 70, Virginia Military 39
Queens, N.Y. 68, MIT 63
Colby 70, Tufts 56
Lafayette 87, Bucknell 73
Marquette 89, Wisconsin 75 '
Villanova 99, St. John's, N.Y. 82
Cincinnati 78, Richmond 71
Wisconsin-Milwaukee 74, Stetson 73
Dartmouth 69, Connecticut 62
Georgia So. 71, Armstrong State 58
Texas 84, Rice 68

80 in a non-conference basketball
game.
The contest was tied seven times
in the first half before Jones'
jump shot pushed Drake to a 38-
36 lead which grew to 46-37 by
halftime.
Bush pulled down 14 rebounds in
leading Drake - now 14-4 over-
all -- to a 31-31 edge in the re-
bounding against the smalled De-
mons, who fell to 5-13 with the
setback.

MICHIGAN
Illinois
Ohio State
Purdue
Indiana
Michigan Stal
Iowa,
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Northwestern

Well fokes we wood like to tell all of you reeders who are job
hunters at one and the same time that you have come to the right place.
And no wonder. People know that if they win they get a stomach
settling Cottage Inn pizza and a free Bowling game at the Union for
self and friend, providing that you can find the bowling alleys but we
heard rumors that it is in the basement someplace.
Come to 420 Maynard St. right behind the gals at Helen Newberry
to apply and if it is before midnight Friday you can also enter the
pickings but if you get the job that makes you illegitimate. We pay real

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Yesterday's results
MICHIGAN 85, Purdue 69
Iowa 92, Illiis 84

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31 44
32 32

CAVS KEEP CLICKING:
Pistons nip Baltimore, 116-113

good and the working conditions
nice fokes you get to meet.
1. Northwestern at MICHI-
GAN (pick score)
2. Purdue at Indiana
3. Minnesota at Illinois
4. Ohio State at Michigan
Statef
5. Iowa at Wisconsin
6. Creighton at Notre Dame
7. North Carolina State at
Virginia
8. Florida at Auburn
9. Pennsylvania at Columbia
10. Western Kentucky at
Middle Tennessee

couldn't be better and just think of the
11. Yale at Dartmouth
12. Maryland at Duke
13. Xavier at Detroit
14. South Carolina at Clemson
15. Mississippi at Kentucky
16. Ohio U. at Western
Michigan
17. Jacksonville at Oklahoma
City
18. Marquette at DePaul
19. SPECIAL: Indiana at
MICHIGAN, track
20. SUPER SPECIAL: Iowa at
MICHIGAN, wrestling

By The Associated Press 11 victories in 59 games this sea-
DETROIT - Otto Moore and son. It also gave Cleveland the
Dave Bing led a late Detroit Pis- 12-game series against the Braves.
ton flurry which produced a 116- The Cavs broke the game open
113 National Basketball Associa- in the second period, stretching
tion victory over the Baltimore their eight-point first-quarter lead
Bullets last night. to as many as 19. They led 57-42
1 After the lead had changed hands after the first half, in which War-
16 times, Bing broke a 100-100 tie ren scored 16 of his 22 points.
with 4 minutes to go. Bing then The Braves closed within six at
wih 42dinutesh to ore B intsn 93-87 late in the game but John-
chipped in with three more points son, who hit 15 of his 21 points in
while Moore hit on seven to put the second half, scored with 2:02 to
the Pistons in front by five points pate e atWse o
with :30 emaiingplay, then fed Walt Wesley for a
with 2:30 remaining' pair of baskets that iced the vic-
But then Earl Monroe led a Bal- tory.
imore comeback and when Wes * * *
Unseld hit on a three-point play R als routed
with 14 seconds to play, Baltimore 1503
moved to within a point 113-112. NEW YORK - Willis Reed, out-
Then Howie Komives sank two played for three quarters by rookie
free throws to put the game out of Sam Lacey, came to life early in
reach for Detroit with eight sec __
onds to go.
Bing topped the Detroit scor- Professional Le
ier with 9 in4 xhilo M.ru h4A

the final period and led the New
York Knicks to a 115-108 victory
over persistent Cincinnati Royals
last night in a National Basketball
Association game.
Although the Knicks never trailed
after baskets by Dick Barnett and
Bill Bradley put them ahead 31-30
at the end of the first quart!,*, they
couldn't shake the stubborn Royals
and led only 88-86 entering the final
session.
With the score 92-88, Reed started
the decisive run with a basket and
hit six of the Knicks' next eight
points for a 100-90 spread.
Reed finished with 27 points, but
had at least four shots blocked by
the 6-foot-10 Lacey, who also
scored 27 to keep the Royals in the
game.

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BOBBY WASHINGTON (17), Cleveland Cavaliers' 6-0 guard battles
with Buffalo Braves' 6-10 center for a rebound in an a NBA game
last night. The surprising resurgent' Cavaliers who have now won
four of their last five, belted the Braves, 101-91.

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