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/, I1 9/ THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Wolverines

stagger

past

W ildcats,

82-81

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The best laid schemes .. .
gang aglee
By AL SHACKELFORD
Northwestern's domesticated Wildcats might have walked
away from Crisler Arena the upset winner over Michigan yester-
day had Coach Brad Snyder not made a serious mistake.
Snyder wasted his team's last time-out with about two minutes
left in the game. As a result, his Wildcats spent the last 15 seconds
of the game behind 82-81 and scrabbling around the floor like
decapitated chickens. Don Crandall threw up a desperation shot
at the last second but it fell a good two feet short.
Comment after the game on his questionable use of the
last time-out, Snyder said that plans had been mapped to feed
guard Mark Sibley in the event of a last second shot.
"We decided ahead of time to get the ball to Mark," said
Snyder. "He was red-hot and we'd been trying to feed him for the
last ten minutes of the game."
Snyder's plans blew up in his face when the Wildcats couldn't
get the ball to Sibley and instead began to toss it around without
any plan of attack. The sphere finally ended up with Crandall in
the extreme right corner, and the Wildcats' 6-3 forward is by no
means the man to take anybody's last shot. Going into the game
he was hitting a hot 36 per cent from the floor.
The eleventh hour boner, costly as it was for North-
western, was lost in the shuffle amidst Michigan's numerous
bumbles. The Wolverines were leading the Wildcats 67-49 with
9:30 left, but came apart at the seams and were outscored
32-15 the rest of the way.
Michigan's downhill slide was caused both by a defensive
breakdown and Sibley's heroics. A mix-up in defensive assign-
ments left a Wildcat open to pepper away unpressured; Sibley
and Barry Moran each converted some big buckets from close in.
Sibley put a kink in Michigan's offense by pressuring Dan Fife
so that the Wolverine guard had trouble getting the ball to Henry
4 Wilmore, the offensive whirlwind. Dominating play at both ends
of the floor during the final eight minutes, the 6-1 Sibley pulled
off a few steals and, according to Michigan's Johnny Orr, "shot
our eyes out."
Defensive troubles, difficulty handling the zone, too few
shots for Wilmore-the elements which almost did Michigan
in yesterday-are problems which have been re-occurring
lately. Although these problems seem mechanical, Orr indi-
cated after the game that Michigan is getting the traditional
"front-runner headache."
"The reason we weren't smooth today is the 6-0," commented
Orr. In other words, everyone is gunning for the Wolverines and
the Wolverines are getting a little nervous. Orr at least said he is
"more nervous" now that his team has six wins under its belt.
Complacency, another problem Inherent in winning, also
may have zeroed in on Michigan. Orr was not pleased at his
squad's lack of aggressiveness against Northwestern (Michi-
gan was outrbounded 4843) and indicated that the Wolverines
were la little too loose before the game.
"The players were joking around and laughing during the
freshman game," said Orr, and added that their consequent un-
aggressive play did not surprise him.
One Wildcat who found Michigan aggressive enough was
gunning guard Ron Shoger. Averaging 25.2 in previous Big
Ten games, the stooped Shoger could garner but 12 against the
defense of Dan Fife and later Wayne Grabec, Michigan's tw9
guards hounded Shoger so unmercifully that he found only
eight opportunities to fire away from the floor, and converted
only four of his seven attempts from the foul line.
Yesterday's game may have seen a slight switch in the
coaching strategy of the Orr-Fred Snowden tandem. The play-
ing time of Dave Hart was sheared to the advantage of Harry
Hayward whenever a guard was needed from the bench. Hart,
whose small stature handicaps his ability to direct Michigan's
offense, appeared only briefly; Hayward saw quite a bit of
second-half action. While he had an unharacteristically bad
day from the floor (1-7), Hayward handled himself well and
may be the answer to Michigan's third-guard problem.
Still, as Orr commented, "any win is a good one." Yester-
day's cliffhanger put the Wolverines at 6-0 in the Big Ten and,
coupled with Purdue's 85-81 conquest of dangerous Indiana, make
them look more and more like the real thing. Every week those
dreams of seeing the Wolverines in the NCAA Tournament come
March get harder to put down.
Hoosiers knock off WR
trackmen with late n

By ELLIOT LEGOW
Michigan's basketball team sur-
vived a frantic Northwestern
comeback effort and eked out a
82-81 victory yesterday to keep
their hold on first place in the
Big Ten basketball race.
The spirited Wildcats, winless in
their six conference battles, surg-
ed back from an 18 point deficit
in the last ten minutes to give
Michigan fans as well as coach
Johnny Orr cause for a nervous
collapse.
The issue wasn't decided until the
final buzzer when a desperation
shot from the corner by North-
western's Don Crandall missed
connections and fell into the arms
of Wolverine center Ken Brady.
Michigan seemed to have an
easy victory in hand after an ear-
ly second half spurt built the
Wolverines' lead up to 67-49 with'
9:45 remaining. But then things
changed.
Orr explained simply, "They
took the aggressiveness away
away from us. Our defense broke
down, it was great in the first
half, but then just broke down in
second half. We had the aggress-
iveness and then just lost it."
Northwestern outscored Michi-
gan 15-1 over the next four min-
utes to pull back within range at
68-64. One important factor in
this spurt was that Michigan
guard Wayne Grabiec fouled out,
and Brady was playing with four
fouls.
The Wolverines came back to

SUNDAY SPORTS
NIGHT EDITOR: AL SHACKELFORD

life and held the lead by no fewer
than six points until Crandall
moved Northwestern to within
three at 80-77 with a free shot
with 1:25 remaining. The Wild-
cats stole the rebound of Cran-
dall's second shot and fed it into
Barry Moran who dropped in a
layup to make the count 80-79.
Dan Fife was fouled as Michi-
gan came down court, and the
Wolverine sank both free shots
to put Michigan back up by three.
But The Wildcats moved back
within one when Moran dropped
in another bucket with less than a
minute remaining.
The aggressive Northwestern de-
fense pressured Michigan and
forced Rod Ford to throw a pass
away. The Wildcats tried to set
up their offense for a last shot
attempt, but Rich Sund's jumper
missed with fifteen seconds to go.
Michigan's Henry Wilmore grab-
bed the carom, but stepped out of
bounds to give the ball back to
Northwestern under the basket.
No good shots were gives to the

Wildcats and Crandall was forced
to pump his long jumped in des-
peration.
"We played great in the last
fourteen seconds," Orr said. "We
didn't really give them a shot.
They didn't even come within five
feet of the basket."
Until the Northwestern rally
yesterday's game followed the pat-
tern of Michigan's last four con-
ference wins. The first half start-
ed out fairly even, but the Wol-
verines moved ahead 23-16 mid-
way through the stanza and fin-
ished the rather lackluster half
on top 40-33.
Then they put on their typical
second half rally to pull into a big
lead, led as usual by Wilmore. The
sophomore sensation hit for nine
points in the whole first half, but
added nine more in the first seven
minutes of the second as Michi-
gan built up its 18 point margin.
During Michigan's ten minute
end-of-game slump, the Wolverines'
had trouble passing the ball into
Wilmore. Rich Sund played a tight
defense on Wilmore all day and the
Wildcats also were keeping two
men on Fife toprevent him from
passing off to Wilmore underneath.
Fouls again caused trouble for
Michigan and Orr again waged a
verbal battle with the referees,
drawing one technical, foul as a
result. Fife, Grabiec, Brady and
Ford were all in foul trouble at
one time or the other, and at
game's end all starters save Fife
had four or five fouls.
Fife picked up three violations
in the first eight minutes of the
game, but missed only three min-

utes and never picked up a fourth
foul.
Grabiec and Brady had more
problems with the referees and
Orr was forced to go Ernie John-
son and Harry Hayward to spell
his starters, Hayward, making his
season's debut at guard, played
effective defense, but was cold
from the floor.
Ford and Wilmore each scored
22 points to lead the Michigan at-
tack and Brady helped out with 17
points and a game high 12 re-
bounds.
Mark Sibley led Northwestern's
balanced scoring with 16 points,
and hit 12 of his points during the
Wildcat rally, during which time
he also came up with several key
steals.
Barry Moran and Barry Hentz
added 15 apiece and helped the
smaller Wildcats to a 48-43 re-
bounding advantage. Sund hit 10
points in the first half, as well as
playing a strong defensive game.
Now winners in eleven of their
last twelve outings and sporting a
season mark of 12-4, th Wolverines
will take their 6-0 mark to West
Lafayette Saturday for a game with
Purdue.
A barnburner

MICHIGAN

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
Henry Wilmore snaps off a rebound

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Wilmore 7-18
Ford 10-14
Brady 6-9
Fife 3-9
Grabiec 4-s
Hart 0-1
Hayward 1-7
Lockard 0-0
Johnson 0-1
Team
TOTALS 31-67

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ILLINI DOWN GOPHERS:

Pu rdul
By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON - Purdue,
slowed down Indiana and held
sophomore George McGinnis to 21
points to score an 85-81 Big Ten
basketball victory over the Hoos-
iers yesterday.
The victory pushed the Boiler-
makers to 4-1 in the conference,
while Indiana fell to 2-2.
Indiana took a 23-16 lead mid-
way through the first half before
Purdue switched to a zone defense
and caught up with the Hoosiers.
The Boilermakers built up a 38-33
halftime lead and never trailed
again.
Indiana moved to within one
point, 73-72, with 3:13 left in the
game.
Weatherford led all scorers with
28 points
Purdue is 11-4 overall, and In-
diana is 10-4.

pummels

Indiana

NORTHWESTERN
Moran 5-12 5-8
Sund 5-15 0-0
Hentz 5-14 5-5
Shoger 4-8 4-7
Sibley 6-11 445
Ludy 1-3 0-0
Crandall 4-5 3-8
Berg 0-0 0-0

11llini ignite
CHAMPAIGN - Sophomore
Nick Weatherspoon pumped in
27 points yesterday to lead Illi-
nois to a 93-78 victory over Min-
nesota in a Big Ten basketball
game.
The Illini trailed only in the
early minutes before jumping to
a 31-20 lead which Minnesota
narrowed to one point at 38-37 be-}
fore the Illinois spurted to a
44-37 halftime advantage.
Illinois blasted to a 61-49 lead
early in the second half but the
Badgers, led by Ollie Shannon,
kept coming back and once shav-
ed the Illini advantage to three
points at 65-62 before Weather-
spoon and Rick Howat ignited
another Illini rally.
Any chance the Gophers had of
catching up was lost when Shan-

non, who finished with 25 points,
fouled out with a little more than
five minutes to play.
From then on the Illini were in
complete command as they post-
ed their fourth Big Ten triumph
against one loss. Minnesota suf-
fered its sixth straight conference
loss.
* * *
Badgers broiled
MADISON -- On-rushing Iowa
fought back from a nine-p o i n t
deficit to over-haul Wisconsin in
the final two-and-one-half min-
utes yesterday for a 93-91 Big
Ten basketball victory.
The Hawkeyes, winning their
third conference outing in a row,
tied it up at 84-all on a Fre d
Brown jumper, then got quick
baskets from Gary Lusk and Ken
Grabinski to open an 88-84 lead.

Wisconsin closed to within a
point at 90-89 with 33 seconds left
to play on a pair of free throws
by Bob Frasor, but Lusk retaliat-
ed with three gift shots of his
own in the waning seconds.
Brown maintained his scoring
average with 28 points, followed
by Lusk with 24. Wisconsin's
Clarence Sherrod, a former back-
court mate of Brown's at Mil-
waukee Lincoln High School; had
24.
The Hawks climbed to a 3-2 Big
Ten record and 8-7 over all, while
Wisconsin fell to a 1-4 and 6-8.
Bucks buoyed
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Turn-
abopt is fair play, but it h u r t
Michigan State's Spartans Satur-
day as guards Allen Hornyak and
Jim Cleamons paced Ohio State's
cagers to an 87-76 Big Ten bas-
ketball win at East Lansing.
Last week, MSU downed Ohio
82-70.
MSU coach Gus Ganakas sum-
med it up after the game:
"There were two big differences
in this game from last week's,"
Ganakas said. "The first was
Ohio's controlling the tempo of the
game and the second was the play
of Jim Cleamons.
"Last week, Rudy Benjamin
dominated Cleamons, but tonight
it was the other way around. Clea-
mons dominated his team's at-
tack."
Big Ten
Standings

10
13
9
I
4
0
7,
4
,48

15
10
15
12
16
2
1
0
81
81

Team
Team
MICHIGAN
Northwestern

30-68 21-33
40 42
33 48

Frosh massacre Auburn Hills

By JIM EPSTEIN
Michigan's freshmen cagers ut-
terly demolished a motley crew
from Auburn Hills Community
College yesterday by a 120-59
score.
Coach Dick Honig pulled h i s
regulars with more than half of
the second half remaining. The
reserves, playing approximately 12
minutes, amassed over 40 points
in continuing the rout of the vis-j

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3

of seven straight points before Au-
burn cut loose. After hitting for
their first bucket with nearly four
minutes gone, the Auburn squad
averaged almost two points a min-
ute, finishing the half with 26
points. The Wolverines managed;
50.
Auburn started a 6-10 center,
but Michigan, with Jake Whittenf
the tallest man at 6-4, still out-
rebounded Auburn 74-53.

By SANDI GENIS
Michigan's track team got a taste of big time
competition yesterday afternoon as they squared
off against Big Ten outdoor champs Indiana,
but it was a hard one to swallow as the
Wolverines came out on the short end of a 74-
66 score.
After taking a quick lead after the first four
events, the Wolverines' lack of depth and some
surprisingly good Indiana distance runners
squelched Dave Martin's and Michigan track
fandom's upset hopes.
Leading the Wolverine early challenge, Mich-
igan freshman Mike Pierce posted his second
successive outstanding performance with a 4:12.3
run for first place in the mile run, setting a new
meet record, eclipsing the old mark by 3.6 sec.
Rick Storrey, a two-time NCAA All-America,
*finished on his heels to give the Wolverines
another three points for second place.
Another member of Michigan's outstanding
freshman contingent, Jamaican speedster Kim
Rowe, picked up another five points with a first
in the 440 yard dash. Wolverine track captain
Lorenzo Montgomery finished third with a time
of 50.5.
Hurdle ace Godfrey Murray avenged fresh-
man teammate Mel Reeves' win over him last
weekend in the Michigan relays, capturing

field for a surpris
Among the finis
verine middle di
cond in the Big T
who was appeari:
Cornwell copped
Dispelling the
bare-footed high
been having prob
to clear the bar a
meet record.
But typifying V
Red, Mike Goodr
finish in the 300.
the Wolverine's b
break the meet a

itors. John Bridges led Michigan with
The Auburn squad was crippled 24 points, 16 in the first h a If.
by academic ineptitude, which Bridges played only 13 minutes of
sidned fplu r of their starters. the opening period and about 26'
Fromtheplayof he suad itminutes in all.
wasn't exactly evident who the re- Forward Terry Tyler h a d his
maining starter was. second consecutive outstanding
The Baby Blue ran off a string performance, pumping in 19,
points and snaring 12 rebounds.
* John Bernard also pulled down 12
lt/rIqJ~.IUAuburn was an unnecessary prop
for the first five minutes of the
second half, as the Baby Blue out-
pointed the visitors 21-2. The only
eet sp u rt scorer for Auburn in the first
eight minutes of the half was 5-8
sing victory in the 600-yard run. guard Gary Roberts, who hit for
hers hnine points.
he outdistanced was Wol- By the end of the eight minute
stance ace Norm Cornwell, se- span the score was 93-39 and the
Ten in that event for two years, Michigan subs w e r e having a
ng in his first meet this season. merry time. In all, the Wolverines
third with a run of 1:13.1. took Auburn 70-28 in the second
gloom somewhat, Wolverine half.
jumper John Mann who had Honig, grinning widely, s a i d
simply, "We were just physically
lems jumping of late, managed and basketball-wise better than
at 6-10 to cop first and set a new them."
While he had no' delusions about
the comeback spirit of the Big the calibre of the opponents, Hon-
ich led an Indiana one-two-three ig was pleased with his team's per-
yard run that essentially broke formance: "You have to play well
back. Goodrich also managed to _
nd Yost Field house record with
1T HE RETINAL CI

Casey
Bernard
Taormina
Sylverton
Amaradio
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Ususan
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MICHIGAN
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5-6 3-3 3
3-5 2-4 12
5-13 0-0 5
2-7 4-6 6
4-5 0-0 2
0-1 0-0 3
2-4 1-3 3
5
50-98 20-29 74
N HILLS
8-14 0-1 10
0-8 1-1 5
2-9 4-6 6
4-5 2-2 1
0-13 2-10 7
0-3 0-0 1
3-9 0-1 3
0-1 0-0 0
5-18 0-0 6
0-0 1-2 0
0-0 0-0 1
mn 13
22-80 10-23 53
50 70 -
26 28 -

to score 70 points in a half, re-
gardless of who you are playing."
Michigan again had a host of
hoopsters in double figures. Aside
from Bridges a n d Tyler, Kevin
Casey, Jake Whitten, Dave Clancy
and Jim Taormina were the big
point producers.
For the day, the freshmen shot
50-98 from the floor, an average
of 51 per cent, with Auburn Hills
guiding only 22 of their 80 shots
in, for an anemic 28 per cent.
The victory for the freshmen
brings their record to 4-5. They
will go after a .500 record next
week against a .tough Bowling
Green squad at Bowling Green.
Baby Blue blaize
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Tyler 8-19 3-4 12 19
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Purdue
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Indiana
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Northwestern

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MICHIGAN'S KEN BRADY lays
a shot up over Northwestern's
Barry Hentz (53) in yesterday's
Michigan victory over the Wild-
cats. Barry Moran (34), of
Northwestern jockeys for posi-
tion under t h e basket. Brady
had a good offensive game for
the Wolverines with 17 points,
and also snagged 12 rebounds
to lead Michigan. The Wolver-
ines, now 6-0 in Big Ten play
held onto first place in the con-
ference with their narrow 82-
81 victory.

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
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MICHIGAN 82, Northwestern 81
Purdue 85, Indiana 81
Iowa 93, Wisconsin 91
Ohio State 87, Michigan State 76
Illinois 93, Minnesota 78

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an outstanding 30.5 performance.
Earlier In the afternoon, Goodrich had pulled
off another great performance, beatingGene
Brown and teammate Mike Hiller in the 60 yard
dash, in a finish fraught with controversy.
In the final two field events, the Wolverines
picked up two second place finishes as Steve
Rosen leaped 43-11%/ in the triple jump and Bob
Mitchell vaulted 14-6 in the pole vault. Larry
Wolfe, Wolverine vaulting star attempting a
comeback after being injured last season failed
in his attempt to place.
In a desperate comeback effort, Wolverine
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