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Thursday, March 25, 1971

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Georgia

Tech

wrecks

Michigan,

78-70

Against
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Letting them tae . .
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By JOHN PAPANEK
Special To The Daily
NEW YORK
You give a man enough room and he'll beat you.
So went the story of the Wolverine's loss last night to
Georgia Tech in the NIT quarter-finals.
Playing in a typically un-Michigan like style, the Wol-
verines bored 9,442 fans at Madison Square Garden in what
coach John Orr called "one of our poorest games of the year."
Michigan played the entire game in a man for man de-
fense, but all too often a Yellowjacket got free for target
practice. Throw in with that sloppy offense, poor shooting,
forced shots and you have the makings of a lousy game.
Henry Wilmore, who had one of his more lack-luster nights
was guilty time and again for leaving his man, Bob Murphy,
wide open for 15-foot jumpers. Rod Ford, who usually draws
accolades as a top defensive forward, allowed his man, Tommy
Wilson to almost double his 8.1 points per game average with
15 .
Meanwhile, George Tech's superman Rich Yunkus was
continually getting around Ken Brady.
Cazzie Russell, late of Michigan fame and later of New York
Knicks fame, was among the few Wolverine rooters in the
crowd last night. "I was pretty disappointed that they lost,"
Cazzie said. "I think that they could have been a lot more
aggressive out there.
"I'll tell you, that Brady is big and tough, but he let him-
self get moved out a little too much. A skinny guy like Yunkus
-he should have eaten that guy up."
Asked about "the comparisons of him and Wilmore, Russell
sighed, "Man, Henry's got some moves I'd like to borrow for
tomorrow (the Knicks' playoff opener). Henry's just a sopho-
more and he and Brady have the potential to be really top
players. He's just got to learn a little more control with his
body."
"I give our team a lot of credit," said Tech Coach Wack
Hyder. "They adjusted real well to Michigan's tough man for
man defense which has made quite a reputation."
The Yellowjackets had quite a bit of success with their own
defense, which held the Wolverines to just 70 points, which
matches their low for the season.
"We had two defenses we used tonight," Hyder saId. "We
started with a 2-1-2 zone, but they closed in on it pretty
well."
"The other was our 'scatter and pray 1-3-1,' " added Yunkus,
and it worked pretty well. "Michigan was a real tough team, the
toughest we've faced except for Kansas."
Orr made some pretty strange strategy moves last night-
at least, he did things that he hadn't done before. One was
pulling Ford in favor of Ernie Johnson, early in the first
half.
"I just thought Rodney wasn't playing well and I wanted
him out of there," Orr said.
For a fleeting moment it looked as though this was the
move that Orr should have made many times over the season.
Johnson was getting inside to cover the boards while Brady
was being forced out by Yunkus. He drew an offensive foul
from Wilson and even turned in a spectacular whirling move
under the basket for two points.
But Ernie has not yet been able to overcome the problem
of stopping his feet along with the rest of his body. In the
space of four minutes, Johnson was called for traveling three
times.
Nothing the Wolverines could do seemed to work. Still,
Hyder and the Yellowjackets would not give up. Yunkus was
hurried back into the game atfer injuring his wrist, and the
engineers still hustled for every point.
"I heard what that team (Michigan) did to Ohio State,"
said Hyder. They were way out of it and came back to tie. This
was a big game and I was taking no chances.
"I was also a little worried because they were used to all
that northern food here. I asked for hominy grits, but couldn't
get 'em."
A lethargic Orr summed up his feeling. "I'm just sorry
you guys couldn't get to see us play the way we're capable of,
in either game, and I hope we don't have to come back here
next year." I wonder if he had any other place in mind.
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Special to the Daily
By ELLIOT LEGOW
NEW YORK -- Michigan's
most successful basketball sea-
son in five years came to an
abrupt end last night as the
Wolverines were defeated, 78-
70, by Georgia Tech in the
quarterfinals of the National
Invitational Tournament.
Outplayed throughout, t h e
lethargic Wolverines ended
their season with a 19-7 record
but made an inconspicuous
showing as the first Big Ten
team to be selected to partici-
pate in an NIT.
The Yellowjackets were led by
Rich Yunkus, their 6-9 center who
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scored 27 points and pulled down
16 rebounds and by a strong de-
fense which kept Michigan from
getting many open shots.
In the first half Michigan did
have the .good shots to take, but
couldn't make good on them as the
Yellowjackets took, a 33-31 half-
time lead. '
Michigan Coach Johnny Orr was
disappointed by his team's play
and went to the bench early to try
to find the right combination to
overcome the smaller and slower
Yellowjackets.
Orr pulled Rodney Ford after
only eight minutes of play after
Ford's loose defense allowed the
Yellowjackets to hit several easy

buckets as they pulled to a 15-9
lead.
Ernie Johnson, who spelled
Ford, helped out on thehboards but
made several mistakes of his own,
turning the ball over on three trav-
eling calls and one dropped pass.
Michigan's leading scorer this
season, Henry Wilmore was also
benched by Orr in the first half;
as he was also guilty of several
defensive lapses.
The only good offensive perform-
er for the Wolverines was center
Ken Brady who led the point pr.-
duction with 20 points, two more
than Wilmore. Orr thought that
Brady played very well, but Mich-
igan's big man was outrebounded
by Yunkus 16-8.
Georgia Tech succeeded where
many other teams had failed in
controlling the. Wolverines' usually
high scoring offense with a simple1
man-to-man defense most of the
way.
Although he reverted to the zone
at times, Tech's coach Whack Hy-

daily
spots
NIGHT EDITOR:
BOB ANDREWS
der credited the "help-out man-to-
man defense" with effectively sty-
mying Michigan in the second
stanza.
Tech pulled out of the tight half-
time lead in the first three minutes
of the second half to up their lead
to 43-35. From then on Michigan
was never able to get closer than
three points as Tech matched
them basket for basket.
Wilmore came to life for a few
minutes in the half, hitting five of
Michigan's first eight fielders.
But with little help from his
~nked-us
MICHIGAN
Wilmore 8-18 2-4 10 18
Ford 4-11 0-0 7 8
Brady 9-13 2-2 8 20
Grabiec 3-10 0-0 2 6
Fife 3-7 0-0 3 6

They Yu
GEORGIA TECH I

Wilson
Murphy
Yunkus
Samoylo
Thorne
Thompson
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6-13
7-15
12-23
3-6
2-7
1-3
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2-2
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4-4
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Totals 32-69

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teammates, Wilmore could pull
Michigan only to 50-47.
Wilmore failed to hit again in
the game and the Wolverines'
chances for a victory disappeared
as no one took up the slack. Orr
tried some more player switches
but again to no avail.
He pulled Ford with four minutes
to go and Tech on top 64-58 and
tried a three guard offense. But
Dan Fife's fifth foul two minutes
later put an end to that experi-
ment.
Then Orr tried to play without
a center as he substituted for
Brady, but by then the Jackets
were home free as they advanced
to the NIT semifinals tonight
against St. Bonaventure.
Tech proved that it is not a one
man team as three other starters
joined Yunkus in double figures.
Peanuts Murphy hit for 15 de-
spite a bad cough and an upset
stomach and Tommy Wilson added
15 with some{ good outside shoot-
ing.
No One beside Wilmore and
Brady hit in double figures for
Michigan and Rod Ford and Dan
Fife closed out their Michigan ca-
reers with only 8 and 6 points, re-
spectively.
Bonnies blast
Bows, -7364
NEW YORK (P) -St. Bonaven-
ture slammed the door on Hawaii's
comeback kids behind Carl Jack-
son's 13 second half points and a
stubborn defense to grab a 73-64
college basketball victory last
night and move into the semi-
finals of the National Invitational
Tournament.
The Bonnies landed a berth in
the Thursday night semifinals
against last night's second g a me
winner, Georgia Tech.
North Carolina and Duke, two
Atlantic Coach Conference teams,
are paired in the other semifinal
match Thursday night at Madison
Square Garden.
Hawaii's underdogs matched the
five-point favorites basket-for-
basket and pulled ahead 62-57 be-
fore Jackson took over. He scored
six points during a 10-0 Bonnie
surge as Hawaii was unable to
score for five minutes.
St. Bonaventure held the lead
at 69-62 with two minutes left
and were never headed.
Jackson finished with 15 points
while Greg Gary scored 20 for
St. Bonaventure; now 20-5.
John Penebacker had 18 for
Hawaii, 23-5. Nash closed with 15
points and 19 rebounds.

-AssociatedP ress
RICH YUNKUS (40),, Georgia Tech standout, grabs a rebound
from Michigan's Ernie Johnson in the first half of the Yellow-
jackets 76-70 National Invitation Tournament triumph last
night. Yunkus scored 27 points and had 16 rebounds to dominate
the play throughout the contest. Georgia Tech moves into
the NIT's semifinals tonight against St. Bonaventure.

SCORE AT HALF:
Georgia Tech-33
Michigan-31

Totals 31-68 16-22 15 78

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GREER BANGS 30:
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By The Associated Press were called by Mendy Rudolph and
BALTIMORE - The Philadel- Manny Sokol.
phia 76ers broke open a foul-"
plagued game with a 13-point Bruins bumped
string early in the third quarter CHICAGO - Bobby Hull's 44th
and walloped the Baltimore Bul-
lets 126-112 in the opener of a Na- goal of the year at 8:08 of the third
tional Basketball Association play- period gave the Chicago Black
off last night. Hawks a 2-1 victory 'over the Bos-
Trailing 62-61, the 76ers scored ton Bruins in a clash of National
13 points in the next 2:13 to go Hockey League divisional cham-
ahead 74-62 and take a 1-0 lead pions last night.
in the best-of-7 Eastern Confer- The Bruins, who have clinched
ence semifinals, the Eastern Division crown, lost
Veteran Hal Greer scored s i x the season series to the Western
of his 30 points during the string Division champion Hawks. Chicago
and made 12 in the third quarter won three of the six meetings,
as Philadelphia outscored Balti- while losing twice and playing one
more 35-21. Greer's running mate'. tie.
at guard, Archie Clark, scored nine Fred Stanfield opened the scor-
of his 16 during the same quarter. ing for Boston, scoring at 17:22 of
Gus Johnson and Wes Unseld the opening period but the Black'
returned to the lineup for Balti- Hawks tied it on Jim Pappin's'
more, the Central Division champ- marker after 7:49 of the second
ions, after a layoff because of period.
injuries and the Bullets were fur- * * *
ther decimated when guard Earl Penguins fly
Monroe was able to play only 1114
minutes after suffering bruised PITTSBURGH - Defenseman
ribs. Duane Rupp scored three goals last
Billy Cunningham scored 26 night, leading the Pittsburgh Pen-
points for the 76ers and L u k e guins to an 8-2 victory over the De-
Jackson pulled down 13 rebounds. troit Red Wings in a National Hoc-
Clark was credited with seven as- key League game.
sists and Greer with six. The victory kept the Penguins
Johnson and Kevin Loughery within striking distance of fourth
topped Baltimore with 19 points place and a playoff berth in the
apiece in the game which 62 fouls NHL's West Division. Pittsburgh,
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with five games left, trails fourth
place Philadelphia by six points.
Jean Pronovost and Keith Mc-
Creary had two goals apiece for
Pittsburgh and veteran Dean Pren-
tice got the other.
Tom Webster and Tom Miller
scored Detroit's goals.
* * **
Flyers downed
MONTREAL -- The Montreal
Canadiens capped celebrations of
Jean Beliveau night by defeating
the .Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 last
night in a National Hockey League
game.
Yvan Cournoyer with two goals,
John Ferguson, Frank Mahovlich
and Leon Rochefort scored for
Montreal, while Bobby Clarke,
Serge Bernier and Bob Kelly
scored for the Flyers.I

Special To The Daily
Michigan golf moved into full
swing yesterday as the touring
Wolverine 1 i n k s m e n trekked
through the opening round of the
Miami Intercollegiate Invitational
Open. The first round results are
about what was expected prior to
the beginning of the tournament.
Michigan golfers had a good day,
finishing their rounds with a four
man total of 295, low enough for
fifth place in the standings. The
leaders, by a vast margin are the
Florida Gators, with a total score
of 262, an average of 65.5 per man.
Two Gator golfers, Andy North
and Gary Kock, shot incredible
65s, one stroke off the course re-
cord on the par 71 course. The
second place team, Miami, com-
pleted the opening round 25 strokes
behind their cross-state rival at
287.
Third and fourth places also went
to Florida squads, Western Flori-

da and Biscayne College, which
checked in with totals of 292 and
294 respectively.
Under tournament rules, six duf-
fers from each squad qualify by
surviving a qualifying round and
participate for the record. At the
end of each round, the four lowest
scores for each team are counted.
The best round by a Michigan
golfer was turned in by Gary Bal-
liet, with a one under par 70. Un-
fortunately, Balliet didn't qualify
in the preliminary round and his
performance was not figured into
the Michigan score.
Rocky Pozza shot a 72, for the
top score of a competing Wolver-
ine, followed by Jim Robson at
73, Dan Hunter at 74 and Neil Spi-
talny at 76.
In all, Coach Bill Newcombe was.
pleased with his charges' show=
ing, and with two days of compe-
tition remaining, a third place
finish is not out of reach.

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