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Saturday, February 27, 1971 0

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday. February 27. 1 971w

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Michigan's cagers, trailing Ohio
State by a half game in Big Ten
play, will battle the Buckeyes, Illi-
nois and Michigan State over spring
The big game will come this
afternoon when the Buckeyes bring
their 9-1 mark to Crisler Arena.
Ohio State will be playing withoutl
captain Jim Cleamons, who frac-
tured his wrist last Saturday
against Northwestern.
Allan Hornyak (33.1) and seven-
foot center Luke Witte (18.4) will
provide most of the offensive punch
for Ohio State. Other Buckeye
starters will be forwards Mark
Minor (7.1) and Mark Wagar (5.6)
and guard Dave Merchant.
Cleamons' absence didn't seem
to hurt the Buckeyes in their Tues-
day game with Iowa, as they
emerged with a smashing 80-71!
win. That game, coupled with
Michigan's 88-79 loss to vengeful
Indiana, vaulted the Buckeyes into
first place.
The name of the game for Ohio
State seems to be the masterful
coaching of Fred Taylor; on paper
the team's personnel is not that
On March 2, Michigan will invade
Champaign-Urbana for a game
with nose-diving Illinois. The Illini,
after winning four of their first
five Big Ten games, have done
an about-face and lost their last
About the only bright spot in
Illinois' drab season has been the
steady play of senior guard Rick
Howat. Deadly from the outside,
Howat has scored at a 22.3 clip
while providing leadership for his
disorganized team.
Nick Weatherspoon and Nick
Conner, dubbed as possible super-
sophomores in pre-season, have
played below expectations. Wea-
therspoon, averaging 14.6 points








and ten rebounds a game, has hadI
some exceptional afternoons. In!
one early Big Ten game he man-
handled Minnesota star Jim Brew-
er, outscoring him 27 to 6 and
matching him in rebounds.]
Trading playing time at center
are 6-10 Jim DeDecker (4.8) and
6-8 ballerina Greg Jackson (12.0).
Neither has been particularly im-
pressive this season.
The fifth Illini starter is 6-4'
swingman Fred Miller (10.2), who
has been uncomfortable this year
playing in the backcourt.
The final basketball game over'
spring vacation will feature the tra-
ditional mismatch between preda-
tor Michigan and prey Michigan
State in a March 6 game at Cris-;
ler Arena.
As usual, the Aggies (or Spar-
tans, if you will) are nothing to
write home about. Playing with
limited talent, they have stumbled:
to a Big Ten mark of 3-7. They did
rise up mightily on one oc:asion

to hand
Ten loss
erage of,
has been
from his

Ohio State its only Big
by 82-70.
Rudy Benjamin h a s
the Spartans with an av-
22.1 per game, and lalejy
getting a little more help
teammates. He is a fake-
speedster in the Henry

Wilmore-Fred Brown mold.
Bill Kilgore, a 6-7 soph from
River Rouge, has backed Benja-
min up with stats of 14.4 and 12.9
rebounds a game.
The other three starters in the
State lineup are local boys like
Kilgore. Alma's Paul Dean (3.6),
Detroit's Ron Gutkowski (7.9) and
Menominee's Pat Miller (11.7). The
team's sixth man is Brian Breslin
(8.9), a forward from East Lan-
The Spartan squad also features
guard Gary Ganakas, the son of
Coach Gus Ganakas. At 5-5 Gary
has the distinction of being the
smallest player in the Big Ten and


possibly even in the

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Big Ten Standings

All Games

-Daily-Mort Noveck
WAYNE GRABIEC (40) shoots from the outside in a game against
Harvard played earlier this season. The 6-6 sharp-shooting guard
often devastates zone defenses with his accuracy. Grabiec carries
a 12.6 scoring average into today's game against Ohio State.

Ohio State....................... 9
MICHIGAN ....................... 8
Iowa ............................... 3
Michigan State .................... 3
M innesota ......................... 3
W isconsin .......................... 2


L Pct.
1 .900
1 .889
2 .778
3 .667
5 .444
6 .333
6 .333
7 .300
7 .222
8 .111


Gymnasts set new mark



-Daily-Mort Noveck
HENRY WILMORE (25) battles for a rebound with a taller Eastern Michigan player in a game won
by Michigan this year 70-64. Wilmore leads the Wolverines in scoring with a 24.7 average as Michigan
begins an importqnt series of three games over the next eight days. Ohio State invades, Crisler Arena
today in what may be the decisive game in deter mining the Big Ten championship.
Fgh ting Icers blouv it again

Ohio Stat

The Michigan gymnastics squad
gave coach Newt Loken a fitting
birthday present last night by es-
tablishing a new National Colleg-
late Athletic Association dual-
meet record in crushing the Mich-
igan State Spartans 165.0-158.9.
A crowd of over 2000, largest in
Michigan gymnastics history, wit-
nessed the win.

The Michigan score breaks the'
old NCAA dual-meet record of
164.55, which had been held joint-
ly by the Wolverines and I o w a
State University.
The meet also served as a tune-
up for the Big Ten meet, to be
held March 5-6 at Ohio State
Michigan established its new re-
cord without the aid of any.one

Standard of excellence

Gura (M), 9.25 (tie); 3. Uram
(MSU), 9.1.
SIDE HORSE - 1. Kaziny (M),
9.3; 2. Gura (M), 9.2; 3. Gluck (M),
RINGS - 1. Falb (M), 9.25; 2.
Sjogren (M), 9.1; 3. McCurdy (M),
Balhorn (MSU), Morse (MSU),
9.05 (tie).
LONG HORSE -- 1. McCurdy (M),

Gura (M), 9.35 (tie) 3. Black (M),
PARALLEL BARS - 1. Johnson
(M), 9.15; 2. Plotkin (M), M a r t i
(M), 9.05 (tie).
HIGH BAR - 1. McCurdy (M),
9.2; 2. Scully (M), 9:15; 3. Uramn
(MSU), 9.1.
ALL-AROUND - McCurdy (M),
54.1; 2. Gura (M), 53.9; 3. Uram
(MSU), 53.0.

outstanding performance by anI
individual. The Wolverines won
with balanced shooting, scoring
27.25 or above in each of the six MICHIG
events. .Minnesot
Led by identical 9.25's by Ray
Gura and Ward Black in floor ex-'
ercise, Michigan took a,. 27.5 to
26.75 lead after the first event.'Michigan
That was as close as State e v e r Mhigan
came to leading the meet.O
Honors in the other events went
to Dick Kaziny on side horse (9.3),
Monty Falb on rings (9.25), Gura
on long horse (9.35), Bob Johnson
on parallel bars (9.15) and Rick
McCurdy on high bar (9.2).
McCurdy, Gura and Ted Marti
also finished first, second and
third, respectively, in the all-
around competition.
"The team proved itself very
well tonight," coach Loken com-
mented after the meet. "This was
quite a climax to a fine dual meet
Loken's concern is expressed
over the format of the Big Ten
meet, wherein every member of
the squad must participate in the
Olympic compulsory competition,
equivalent to all-around competi-
Though the compulsories count
for only one-fourth of the Big Ten
competition score, Michigan has
been averaging only in the neigh-
borhood of 150 for the event while
a 160 is considered good for an
event score.

tern at Indiana
AN at Illinois
a at Ohio State

N Michigan State at Purdue
Illinois at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Iowa
Indiana at Wisconsin
Purdue at Michigan State
Northwestern at Iowa

State at MICHIGAN Iowa at Indiana
e at Northwestern Illinois at Purdue.
Wisconsin at Minnesota

Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - The Michigan,
icers lost to Minnesota 7-3 last
night in a penalty-marred, disor-
ganized game.
As the first period began the dis-
organization typical of Michigan
this season was apparent on both
The line of Rick Mallette, Gary
Connelly, and Julian Nixon finally
began to pick up the play for
Michigan, pick up penalties that is.
The Gophers, unfortunately, took
advantage and began really chal-
lenging goalie Karl Bagnell.
They were rewarded for their
efforts at 18:11 when Wally Olds
slapped home a screen shot from
retains PGA
lead with 138,

30 feet while Connelly was in the
penalty box.
A little over a minute later,
Minnesota made it 2-0
The Gophers began the second
period like they ended the first.
At 47 seconds into the frame,
Dean Bais was camped at the cor-
ner of the net to tip in Olds' per-
fect shot from the point.
The Gophers received another
penalty for too many men on the
ice at 4:07. Things were quiet on
both the penalty and scoring fronts
for eight minutes and then, at
12:12, Gagnon checked Saunders!
near the Minnesota blue line.
Gagnon went, on his way but
Sanders was ready for battle.
Sanders dropped his glove and;
Gagnon began to defend himself.
Jarry came to aid Gagnon with a
little roughing and then Gary Con-
nelly came off the bench to act as
the avenging angel.
Connelly dropped his gloves and
went directly for Sanders who will-
ingly took him on. They wrestled'
to the ice, then a ref sat on top
of them. The penalties were hand-
ed out with Sanders and Connelly

both being banished for the game
and for today's contest.
Each team also had two oth(
players receive penalties. Those
given Michigan involving Jarry
and Gagnon caused confusion, with
5:11 left in the second period, con-
cerning who was to get out of the
box when.
The referees decided to postpone
the remaining five minutes aW1
tacked it on to the third period in
order to send everyone to the locker
room to explain the penalties.
For Michigan it would have been
better if they had postponed the
remainder of the game, as the
Gophers came on the score three
more goals to put the game out sf
the Wolverines' reach.
New From Levi!
For the Student Body:
DIi ~~~j

This Week in Sports

BASKETBALL--Ohio State at Crisler Arena, 2 p.m.

Crisler Arena,I

HOCKEY-at Minnesota
LACROSSE-at Virginia Tech
BASKETBALL--at Illinois
HOCKEY-Michigan State at Coliseum, 8 p.m.
GYMNASTICS--Big Ten Tournament, at Ohio State
TRACK-Big Ten Championships, at Wisconsin
WRESTLING-Big Ten Tournament, at Purdue
SWIMMING-Big Ten Championships, at Ohio State
BASKETBALL--Michigan State at Crisler Arena, 2 p.m.
HOCKEY-at Michigan State
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL-Intramural All-Stars at Crisler Arena,
SWIMMING-Big Ten Championships, at Ohio State
WRESTLING-Big Ten Tournament, at Purdue
TRACK--Big Ten Championships at Wisconsin

Detroit 127, Buffalo 122 o.t.
Phoenix 108, Philadelphia 94
Boston 136, Atlanta 129
Baltimore 114, Portland 97
Georgia Tech 99, Tampa 72
Case Tech 69, Bethany 66
Dartmouth 99, Cornell 88
Harvard 85, Columbia 66
Villanova 67, Temple 65
Clemson 54, Wake Forest 64
Penn 96, Brown 82
Princeton 108, Yale 64


GYMAT.IS-Bi Ten Tournamet, tTOio State
GYMNASTICS-Big Ten Tournament, at Ohio State

Stickmen open with southern tri

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
RAY GURA hangs from t h e
parallel bars in a meet earlier
this year. Gura finished second
in the all-around in last night's
record setting performance. On
the way to his 53.9 perform-
ance he tied for first in t w o

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla Out-toughed 'UU 1Jorll
(A) - Charged-up Jack Nicklaus
churned in with his second con- FIRST PERIOD SCORING:1.
secutive 69 and pulled away to a (Minn) Olds (Peltier, Sarner) 18:11;
two-stroke lead yesterday in the 19:27.
second round of the PGA Nation- SECOND PERIOD SCORING: 3.
al championship. (Minn) Blais (Olds, Antonovich)
The Ohio strong man, gunning 0:47; 4. (Minn) Carlson (Olds) 2:09;
for is econ PG tite t g0 ith 5. (Mich) Gagnon (Jarry) 2:34; 6.
for his second PGA title to go with (Minn) Sarner (McIntosh, Peltier) PRE-SH RUN K
his two U.S. Open, two British 19:14.
Open and three Masters champ- THIRD PERIOD SCORING - 7.
ionships, was two strokes in front (Mich) Nixon (Mallette,rFalconer)
of veteran Miller Barber, who had 21:56; 8. (Minn) CPeltier (Sarner)-
51; 9. (Minn) Carlson (GambucCKMATE
68 for 140 and was alone in sec- ci, Thoemke) 15:25; 10. Slack (Car-
ond. tier, Gamsby) 16:35.
Arnold Palmer, still seeking the Score by periods-
MICHIGAN 0 1 2- 3 _________________
old magic that made him the most Minnesota 2 3 2 - 7
popular player of his generation, Saves - MICHIGAN (Bagnell)
had a struggling 71 for 146 and 16 10 6 -- 32 State Street at Liberty ,
was eight strokes off the pace. Minnesota (Erickson)
7 4 15 - 26 ____________________
"Well," the 41-year-old master -
mused, "there aren't any really
spectacular scores up there yet. If
I can stay just reasonably close,
well, there's always a chance."
Gibby Gilbert, who rejoined the
tour last season after several years
as an assistant club pro, was alone
in third place with a 67 for 141.
Yearbook Photo Meeting
ere 1:00 p.m. Wednesda
Ie March
AT MAKES IT Please bring examples
and/or portfolios

By BILL ALTERMAN 'units working together and we're
Some of you may go.home, and out to win the games."
some of you may not; Some of you Michigan lost a number of top
may eat a lot and some of you may players. from last year but Ka-
sleep but regardless of where you men feels they have found some
are one thing is certain - it adequate replacements. The most
won't involve physical exercise. tragic loss, of course, was t h e
death of midfielder Bob Gillen in
But lo, there are some of you an automobile accident over the
out there who do indeed plan on summer. Also lost due to grad-
having a physically rigorous break. uation and what not were defense-
(The reader murmurs, "what the man John Synhorst and attack-
hell is this all about?) These wun- man Tom Middaugh.
derkinds are members of the MvngTim odfugh.e
Michigan lacrosse team who will Moving in on defense to re-
be making their annual spring trip place Synhorst will be sophomore
to the southeast next week. 'Pete Lodwick who will team
up with veterans Tim Cotter and
Despite the loss of several key Dave Fischer.
nloavpe frnm 'r id la+ ,aar. rCn' n a n h, -,

men and sophomores will see ac- workouts on the band blacktop.
tion on this trip. Even so, Kamen reports almost
North C a r o 1 i n a was ranked the entire 40 man club sport team
number seven in the nation last makes it to the daily practice ses-
year and Michigan will be hard- sion.
p'essed to keep up with them. Even after the break, Michigan
Rather Kamen sees Duke as the will be on the road and the first
real test of the ability of the Wol- home game will not be until March
verines. "How well we do against 31 against Bowling Green. The
Duke will determine how a mid- Yellowjackets were ranked fifth in
east team can do against an east- t nation last ear an
eme team."s yaradhol
ern tem." ;provide an interesting matchup
Traditionally the eastern teams for the Wolverines.
are far and away the best in the
country.<;::> ;: ....:. :>>:: r :":=:=:::::-::,
One newcomer to the team is NHi
sophomore Chuck Patton from
Caughnawanga, Canada. Patton,
4r -79 -r ..m i eo no.. v nEast Division

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