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Special To The Daily
spectacular show of basket-
ball yesterday, Michigan's
Wolverines blew Purdue off itsy
own court, 81-74. The win
made Michigan a strong fav-
orite to cop the Big Ten
Playing most of the game
without s u p e r Sophomore
Henry Wilmore who was
plagued with foul trouble, the
Wolverines featured an amaz-
ingly balanced attack with
three of its other four starters,
Ken Brady, Dan Fife and
Wayne Grabiec throwing in
19 points each. Wilmore did
manage to add 12 in the 21
minutes he played.
The game never lacked an excit-
ing moment, as the lead changed
hands 21 times, with six ties.
It was the first game that Michi-
gan won with high-scoring Wilmore





NIGHT EDITORS: Bill Alterman and Randy Phillips

er, then lost it again
ford dropped in a bac
Brady grabbed th
for Michigan on a t
Ford tied it at 50 with
A minute later, Bot
by Rodney Ford and
from Weatherford tc
ahead 62-60, and Frf
10-footer to stretch th
Tein a desperat

seeing so little
score tied at 25
Wilmore fouled
and went to the

action. With the
in the first half,
George Faerber
bench with three

To compound the damage, hot.
shooting Grabiec sank a 23-footer
a minute later and came up with a
turned ankle. He, too, headed for
the bench and it seemed as though
the Wolverines were in trouble.
Michigan, with Dave Hart and
Harry Hayward in lineup shifted
into a 1-3-1 zone and effectively
shut off Purdue's Bob Ford, who
had been scoring at a rapid pace.
Meanwhile, Purdue shifted into the

Half way home



-Associated Press
MICHIGAN'S DAN FIFE (24) attempts a blind side steal on
Purdue's Bob Ford in yesterday's 81-74 victory over the Boiler-
makers. Fife scored 19 points.



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4-4 2 29
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5-10 2-2 4
2-13 2-3 6
9-10 1-4 14
4-8 11-11 3
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T.. in,- Wdsaf V
the lead back, Coach.
Wilmore back into th
same 3-2 zone that had crippled and ney Ford closed the
nearly beaten Michigan last week with a free throw, ai
in Ann Arbor. ened it to one with
in An Aror.being fouled by Fran
A tap-in by Brady with 2:50 to go1 Brady dropped in s
in the half put Michigan up by one, after a perfect pass
35-34. As the clock ran down, the to make the count 6
next two minutes were wild. With with 4:00 left to play
2:47 left, Fife grabbed a rebound slim lead, until Pur
and emerged from a big crowd un- with two quick bask
der the Purdue basket, to race the 71. Grabiec sank a
length of the court and sink a layup. throws to put Michig
But a free throw by Larry WYea- With Purdue pass
therford and a layup by Bill Frank- around in the backc
t lin tied the contest at 37. tried for a steal, was
Then the Wolverines reeled off ing Weatherford and
. five straight points, capped by a the bench with his'
16-foot jumper by Hayward which Weatherford convert
he got off right at the buzzer. Mich- things up, 73-72 with
igan took a 42-37 halftime lead into ute and a half left.
the locker room. Grabiec hit another
Michigan came back in the see- 59 seconds left, and
ond half at full strength- Wilmore a three point lead..
with three personals and Grabiec missed a shot, Fifev
with a badly swollen ankle. Weatherford, and sI
Wilmore opned the scoring with line with a one-and.
a 20-footer, but before long he He quickly made bot
picked up that inevitable fourth fans started to leave
foul and the outlook was bleak Refusing to give up
again for Michigan, as 14,123 fa- sank an 18-footer to
natic Purdue fans shook the arena with 33 seconds left
in approval. to get the ball bac
Michigan had a six-point lead, Bill Kroc took an in
53-47 with 14:40 left, but Purdue got But he could have p.
some momentum, and behind Wea- man to foul.
therford and Ford shot into a 55-54 Fife went to the li
lead as the fans roared, and Michi- routinely sank his 1
gan called a time-out. enth free throws in
Coming back out in its 1-3-1 zone,! temps, to put the gan
the Wolverines regained the lead Hayword finished 1
on a Grabiec 18-footer, lost it, he finished the half,
gained it on another Grabiec jump- layup at the buzzer.
- . _ _ _

n as Weather-
ck door layup.
e lead again
ip-in, but Bob
a free throw.
b Ford snuck
d took a pass
o put Purdue
anklin sank a
e lead to four.
te effort to get
John Orr sent
he game. Rod-
gap to three
and Fife tight-
a pair after
a 10-foot hook
from Wilmore
i7-64, Michigan
due came up
ets to tie it at
pair of free
an up by two.
sing the ball
ourt, Wilmore
caught bump-
d was sent to
fifth persopal
ed to tighten
h just a min-
16-footer with
Michigan had
After Purdue
was fouled by
;trolled to the
-one situation
th and Purdue
, Weatherford
make it 77-74
. In an effort
k for Purdue,
tentional foul.
icked a better
ne again, and
0th and elev-
as many at-
,me on ice,
the game like
tossing in a



-~ ,s~w ~ .wts
up e deck,
Adversity or no
Michigan is 7-0




By RICK CORNFELD Wisconsin coach Bob Johnson
Special To The Daily said. "I can't understand the Wol-
MADISON - The M i c h i g a n verines' record. It was only a 2-1
hockey team, playing without in- game into the third period and
jured Punch Cartier and Rick we were playing good hockey."
Jackson, took barely a shot every As the
four minutes last night and lost As the game began, Michigan
"to Wisconsin, 4-1, in a hard- was not. An inept offense was for-
fought game. tunately not duplicated on de-
The loss further dims Mich- fense, and goalie Karl Bagnell
igan's chances of finishing out of made several difficult saves. Miss-
the cellar and in the playoffs of ed Badger chances also aided the
the Western Collegiate Hockey Wolverines.
Association, while W i s c o n s i n As an example of Wisconsin's
clinched a. playoff berth and play around the net, eight minutes
'noved into second place in the into the game\ Jim Boyd took a
league. hard shot from the right side
A record Wisconsin crowd of which bounced in front of the goal
8,234, the second record crowd where Jim Young was waiting.
Michigan has played before this Young took a big wind-up and,
year, watched the Wolverines' in- with visions of red lights reflected
ability to take advantage of the in his eyes, missed the puck.
Badgers' inexperienced goaltender, Five minutes later however the
4im Makey. This was the first full Badgers were more successful.
game Makey has played in a Lloyd Bentley skated at Bagnell
month and a half. and, seven feet in front, passed to
Still, the Wolverines played bet- Norm Sherry on his right. Bagnell
ter than they had the night before. went down on his knees, but too
"Michigan played well tonight," late. The puck was already by him.;

The Wolverines came out skat-
ing much better in. the second
period, and missed a good chance
when Paul Gamsby's breakaway
shot went off the goalie's arm sec-,
onds into the frame.
Seven minutes later Wisconsin
converted a three on one break-
away as Stan Hinkley, skating
down center, passed to Gary Win-
chester, who scored, from 20 feet,
The Wolverines, given credit for:
just six second period shots by a
scorer who must have failed first-
grade arithmetic, came , back a
minute later, when Brian Skinner
found himself with the puck on
the left point.
Skinner took his time sizing up
the situation, deliberated for a
while, then took a slap shot that,
when it hit Merle Falk's deflecting
stick, it hardly made a dent. Makey
however was screened so well he
didn't see the shot, much less
Falk's brilliant deflection.
The period ended with Michigan
unable to convert on a two-man
advantage, although not because
of lack of effort. The puck flew
everywhere but in the net.
Michigan continued to threaten
in the third frame, but the Badgers
put the game out of reach halfway
through. A goal by Winchester, on
which he took the puck from the
left side of the net, faked Bagnell
and scored from the right. and
another one by Jim Johnston did
the trick.
Johnston's came on a delayed!
MICHIGAN 0 1 0 -- 1
Wisconsin 1 1 2 - 4
First period - scoring - 1. W.
Cherry (Dool, Bentley) 13:15. Pen-
alties - 1. M. Connelly (interfer-
ence) 1:49: 2. W. Johnston (hi g h
sticking) 9:18.
Second period - scoring - 2. W.
Winchester (Hinkley) 7:28; 3. M.
Falk (Skinner) 8:29. Penalties - 3.
M. Jarry (roughing) 16:06; 4. W.
Boyd (boarding) 18:12; 5. W. Ericsen
(charging) 19:49.
Third period - scoring -- 4. W.
Winchester (unassisted) 9:47; 5. W.
Johnston (unassisted) 10:29. Pen-
alties - 6. M. Desmarais (elbowing)
Saves by Periods
Makey (W) 5 , 6 5 - 16
BagneRl (M) 15 13 12 - 40

Baby Blue o f/fed
The Michigan freshmen drop-
ped their sixth game of the
season here yesterday to Bowl-
ing Green State University,
118-93. The loss put the Baby
Blue two games under .500.
Next Saturday, the freshmen
will encounter a visiting squad
from Alpena Junior College,
coached by former Michigan
basketball player Larry Tre-
goning. The affair is sched-
uled for 12:00 at Crisler Arena.

"IF WE CAN WIN against this kind of adversity, we can win
any time," announced Freddie Snowden, the Wolvrines' as-
sistant coach, to a jubilant Michigan locker room after yesterday's
amazing win.
Th Wolverines had their fill of adversity this weekend, even
before they made it to West Lafayette for yesterday's contest with
the Boilermakers and in overcoming it they proved that they are
a championship caliber team.
A long bus ride, restricted practice time, and a near-tragic
accident on the road all could have left the Wolverines out of
shape both physically and mentally for their game.
And playing before a screaming capacity crowd and against
one of the Bib Ten's toughest team they had plenty of good excuse
- to fold under pressure. In addition they were confronted in the
game with myriads of pressure.
The biggest problem of all for Johnny Orr and his Wol-
verine players was trying to win with the team's superstar,
Henry Wilmore sitting on the bench for more than half of the
game. Michigan had been winning, most people felt, because
of Wilmore, and almost solely because of Wilmore.
Yesterday the Wolverines proved that they can without
Wilmore, and they can win on the road, that they can with
adversity of any sort going against them, and that they will
be a tough team to beat the rest of the way in the Big Ten.
"We're elated, we were super-good," Orr beamed after the
. game. "It was another team victory for us." Michigan's success
was indeed phenomenal as everyone on the court for the Blue
r played aggressively and played well.
Ken Brady showed his best performance of the season as he
hit for 19 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked at least four
shots. Brady in no way resembles the player he was in Michigan's
first game, only two months ago. In that time he has improved
immensely in his rebounding, shooting, and defensive abilities.
Yesterday Brady missed only one of his ten shots from the
field and came up with key rebounds on both ends of the court
and etwo particularly important blocked shots in the wild, closing
minutes of play.
Wayne Grabiec who suffered adversity of his own, when he
injured his ankle in the first half, came back in the second stanza
with 14 points and five rebounds although playing on a badly
swollen leg. He and fellow backcourtman Dan Fife showed the
Boilermakers that a zone defense cannot stop the Wolverines, and
were both instrumental in implementing Michigan's own zone.
Orr admitted after their game that Michigan had pre-
pared for possible foul trouble, working on a zone defense in
practices. The 1-3-1 defense the Wolverines threw on Purdue
kept the ball away from their front line, and Fife and Grablee
defended well outside.
Fife demonstrated to an extreme the cool the Wolverines
played with despite the pressure piled on them. Three times
in the closing minute Fife made good on both ends of one-on-
one free throw opportunities to keep Michigan ahead.
The crowd here at Purdue Arena was one of the most vocifer-
ous the Wolverines have had to face, but that did not faze them
either. Now victors in four road games, the Wolverines have only
three away contests remaining and have proved themselves cap-
able of winning on any court.
"We're 7-0 now and that's half of it", Orr declared elated-
ly in reference to the Big Ten race. No one is expected to go
undefeated in the Big Ten, in fact Iowa last season, was the
first team ever to do so. Two losses generally can be sus-
tained by a team that hopes to win the title.
In perhaps the most trying time of the afternoon, Michigan
played without both Wilmore and Grabiec for the last six minutes
of the first half, but still managed to outscore (13-9) and out
hustle the Boilermakers for the remainder of the half. Fife, Brady,
and Harry Hayward showed the hustle and determination that now
are a mark of the Wolverines.
A drastic change has occurred to Michigan basketball in less
than one season. It's not just Henry Wilmore, or just the sopho-
mores, or just any one item. The team now plays like a team. It
hustles, it fights, and it knows it can win.
_ Big Ten Standings

penalty, with a three-one Badger
break. On that one, Jerry Le-
febvre, slipped and fell just as
Johnston's shot came winging
over his fallen body.
Michigan coach Al Renfrew ex-
pressed frustration at his team's,
continued inability to win. "You
have those years, I guess," he said.'
"We just can't get the breaks we
Renfrew expressed anger at the
Wisconsin public address an-
nouncer, who fancied himself an
All-American cheerleader w i t h
announcements like, "Let's give
our Badgers the standing 6vation,
they deserve."j
"That's Little League :tuff,
Renfrew said. "Our kids are work-
ing their guts out and they have,
to listen to that stuff."
Johnson agreed, saying, "I think
it's bush."

Marquette's Jim Chones (22) gives a little rear-end action to
Detroit's Darryl Johnson in last night's game in Milwaukee.

Washington ties sprint record

-Special to the Daily-
crowd of 3,200 roaring approval,
Michigan State speedster H e r b
Washington repeated his perform-
ance of a year ago at the Michi-
gan State Relays posting a spec-
tacular victory in the 60-yard

Washington switched on his
blazing speed to post a world-
record tying time of 5.9, the fast-
est time ever posted on a dirt
track. Washington posted a sim-
ilar time in the NCAA finals last
year to take that title and tie a
mark held by several well-known
sprinters including John Carlos.
Michigan partisans had little
to cheer about in that event as
star Wolverine sprinter G e n e
Brown came out on the short end
of still another renewal of h i s
rivalry with Washington. He
failed to qualify for the semi-
The 240-yard shuttle hurdle re-
lay featured another exciting fin-
ish as a surprising Notre D a m e
team of Mike Dimick, Tom Mc-
Mannon, Dave Stickler, and Tom'
Utz nipped a Michigan S t a t e
team of John Morrison, W a y n e
Hartwick, Larue Butchee, a n d
Dave Martin to set a new meet,
Jenison Field House, and Ameri-
can record of 28.4. The old recordf
was set last year by Michigan
Earlier in the afternoon, the
Wolverines sustained one of their
several disappointments as a spec-
tacular shuttle hurdle relay team
of Godfrey Murray, Mel Reeves,
Reggie Johnson, and Greg Syphax:
saw their record performance of
28.4 nullified on the grounds that.:
Johnson started too soon.

Johnson was once again a party
to the decision as he fumbled the
baton handoff to Bolster and the ex-
change was not completed.
However, t h i n g s brightened
slightly for Michigan as super-
hurdler Murray provided the
sparse Michigan fans with a reason
to cheer with an 8.3 performancej
for a victory in the 70 high hurdles.

Ohio State
Michigan State


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Knicks end siX-gameslide

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Dick Barnett
pumped in 30 points as the New
York Knicks broke their longest
losing streak in four years with
a 114-97 victory over the Phoenix
Suns in the National Basketball
Association last night.
The Knicks. endingttheir six-
game spin, jumped to a 59-45
halftime lead as Barnett scored 20
points and Phoenix managed to
hit only 11 of 44 shots from the
The Suns, behind Connie Hawk-
ins, who scored 25 points, pulled
within 69-67 in the third quarter
before the Knicks took an 82-78
spread entering the final quarter.
From there, it was all downhill for
New York.

McGlocklin's first jumper with
3:08 remaining in the game lift-
ed Milwaukee into a 91-91 tie. Less
than one minute later, another
long one-hander gave the Bucks
their first lead of the game, 93-91.
Following Lew Alcindor's two
free throws and a bucket by Os-
car Robertson, McGlocklin's lay-
up boosted Milwaukee into a five-
point advantage, 99-94, and seal-
ed the Midwest Division leaders'
50th victory of the season against
11 defeats. Chicago, third in the
Midwest, dropped to 37-25.
McGlocklin's clutch shooting
capped Milwaukee's spurt after
being 15 points down, 76-61, with
3:40 left in the third quarter.
Alcindor led all scorers with 35

The Cavaliers blew a 10-point
lead in the second quarter, but
still led 84-80 heading into the
final quarter.
But Buffalo surged ahead, out-
scoring the Cavaliers 12-2 in the
first four minutes and 21 seconds
of the final quarter.
May hit for 13 points and Herm
Gilliam for nine for Buffalo in
the fourth quarter.
* * *
burgh Penguins, taking advantage
of two power play goals by rook-
ie Syl Apps in a 20-second span
of the first period, defeated t h e
Chicago Black Hawks 5-4 yester-
day in a National Hockey league

-Associated Press
WHERE'D IT GO? may or may not be what DePaul forward Paul
Gilliam is thinking. But if he expects to go in for a layup he
better turn around and go get the ball because that's what every-
body else is doing. Notre Dame annihilated DePaul 107-76.
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