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Tuesday, December' 1, 1970


Page Seven

Tuesday, December 1, 1970 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

Are Wolverine basketball for-
tunes entering a new era of glory.
or is mediocrity still the hallmark
of basketball at Michigan?
Only time will tell, but the new
look Wolverines get their first
showing tonight when they host
nationally-ranked N o t r e Dame

--v AL





Brady will definitely start at
the pivot but his performances in
practice and in the freshman-var-
sity tilt last week have not been
quite up to earlier expectations,.
Orr admits he is "disappointed
with our rebounding. It's not as
good as we hoped."
Rebounding is primarily Brady's
responsibility, and it is possible


and their superstar, All-American that his one year layoff has cut jHIL T I
guard Austin Carr, in a game that down on his effectiveness. Brady
tips off at eight o'clock at Crisler was forced to sit out his freshman likely bench warmers to see action.
Arena. season with a scholastic ineligi- Johnson, if he doesn't start at for-
The Wolverines have what bility. ward, will spell Brady at center.
Coach Johnny Orr terms the best The other three Michigan start- Lockard, who performed well in
basketball team at Michigan since ers will be returning lettermen the freshman game, scoring 17
the days of Cazzie Russell. How- Dan Fife, Wayne Grabiec, and points, and Hayward are the spare
ever, he will be starting two Rod Ford. Grabiec, at 6-5, is a forwards and the 5-8 Hart is the
sophomores who have been highly good outside shot, but has de- backcourt spare.
touted, but have yet to perform fensive shortcomings. Orr plans to reduce his team's
under the game conditions. Fife, the team's captain, joins reliance on the fast break this
The answer to Michigan's cage Grabiec in the backcourt. The 6-2 year. "We're going to run when
problems is supposed to lie in the senior averaged 13.2 points last there's a turnover or a missed
laps of these two sophomores, season, and can be sharp from shot, but we won't always be run-
Henry Wilmore and Ken Brady, the outside; witness his seven of ning," Orr explained.
and their fellows, Ernie Johnson, ten shooting statistics against the The overall performance of the
John Lockard. and Leon Roberts freshman last week. varsity in their 104-82 victory over
who will be riding the bench to- Ford, at 6-4, the smallest center the frosh was very spotty, thus
night, in the Big Ten last year has been another damern Orr's ftiy-

-Daily-Mort Noveck
AUSTIN CARR (34) sets up for a rebound in Notre Dame's
87-86 victory over Michigan last year in South Bend. Carr, who
scored 37 points in last year's win, will lead the Irish attack to-
night in a return bout at Crisler Arena.
on this and that
Carr: The fighting part
of the Fighting Irish
eric siegel
THAT AUSTIN CARR comes to Crisler Arena tonight as one
of the most heralded college basketball players in the country
should come as no surprise to anyone.
Four years ago, as a senior at Mackin High in Washington,
D.C., Carr was /on every reputable scholastic All-American team,
,vas rated by many as the greatest high school player in America,
and was heralded as the greatest basketball player to come out
of the Washington area since Dave Bing, and possibly since Elgin
Today, as a senior at Notre Dame, you can substitute
"collegiate" for "scholastic" and "college" for "high school"
and all the accolades ring as true as ever.
"It was no secret that Carr was a great player then we
recruited him," Notre Dame Coach Johnny Dee said last
night. 'We knew when we recruited h:n he was going to be a
great player, and he's lived up to every bit of his potential."
Saying that Austin Carr has lived up to his potential is cer-
tainly true; it is also about the mildest praise he has received in
his three years at Notre Dame.
Dee himself accurately calls Carr "a super-player. If a coach
had two Austin Carrs on his team, he could coach reclining on a
tilt-back easy chair."
In two varsity seasons with the Irish, Carr has helped his
team to 41 victories against just 15 losses against some of the
toughest competition in the country. On the way to that mark,
the 6-3. 200 pound guard has picked up the unqualified praise of
the coach of every team he has played against, win or lose.
Adolph Rupp, who has probably seen more basketball
players in his coaching career than any man alive and whose
Kentucky team beat Carr and the Irish, mostly the latter,
102-100 last year, said, "Carr conducts a clinic out there. I
would say that he should be the outstanding player in the
country this year."
Villanova Coach Jack Kraft, who lost to Notre Dame by two
points in overtime last year, said of Carr, "He can dribble, he's
quick,, he's got great speed, he can rebound and he can shoot.
What more can you ask one guy to do?"
Michigan Coach Johnny Orr, who saw his team bow to the
Carr-led Irish 87-86 last year with Carr scoring 13 of the last 18
points, isn't quite as poetic, but he's equally pointed. "Carr's the
best player in the country," Orr said earlier in the year.
All three coaches will have a chance to see Carr in action
again this year, but Orr's chance comes first, and his team's
chances to upset the fifth-ranked Irish hinge to a great ex-
tent on their ability to stop Carr.
"We're not going to double-team him, triple-team him or
any of that stuff,' Assistant Coach Freddie Snowden said
yesterday. "We're going to play him tough, and try to deny
him the ball.
"If he makes 25 field goals and gets 50 points," Snowden
added, "there's not much we can do. But we're not going to send
him to the line."
Neither situation would be unprecedented. Last year, in the
first round of the NCAA regionals, Carr hit 25 field goals on the
way to a 61 point performance against Ohio University. He also
.Qit 218 of 264 free throws last year, including nine of nine against
Carr's free throw percentage of .826 set a school record,
and his 61 points was an NCAA record. He was second in
scoring in the nation last year behind Pete Maravich, averag-
ing 38.1 points a game. He was named the most valuable
player in the NCAA Mideast regional tournament last year,
scoring 97 points in two games, and he was also named the
MVP of the Sugar Bowl tourney, leading his team to a sec-
ond place spot behind South Carolina.
With 1106 points last year, Carr became only the sixth player
in NCAA history to score more than 100 points in a season.
Carr has been getting so much pre-season ink that it's be-
coming something of a problem for Dee. "He deserves every bit
l the publicity he's been getting," Dee said, "but we've been
trying to tone it down a little and make people realize there are
other players on the team, too."
Carr realizes that as well as anyone. He is a great in-
dividual player with a host of records, a team leader and a
good passer as well as a deadly shooter and a high scorer.
Here are the others: Sid Catlett, John Egart, Doug
Gemmell, Bill Hinga, Jim Hinga, Collis Jones, Bill Lucas,
' Jackie Meehan, John Pleick, Jim Regelean, Don Silinski, and
Tim Sinnot.
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Wilmore, a strong rebounder, moved back to his natural posi-
good inside shooter, and flashy tion at forward. He is probably
performer, is not a definite start- the Wolverines best defensive
er, however. Orr may go with player and averaged 14.5 from his
Johnson at the forward spot if he center spot last year.
and assistant coach Fred Snow- Johnson, Lockard, Harry Hay-
den decide to bench Wilmore. ward, and Dave Hart are the most

ism. But, Orr claims, "We're ready
for Notre Dame."
To be ready for Notre Dame
means being ready to take on one
of the toughest teams in the coun-
try. In all pre-season polls, the
Irish are ranked in the top ten,

and stand fifth in the AP listing. -
The prime reason for Notre
Dame's high ranking is Carr. The
6-3 guard from Washington, D.C.,
averaged 38.1 points as a junior
last season to rank second in the
nation behind LSU's Pete Mara-
vich. Against the Wolverines he
canned 37 last year to lead Notre
Dame to an 87-86 victory.
Orr will put either Dan Fife or
Rod Ford on Carr tonight, but
doesn't plan any special defense U
to handle Carr. Not that Orr dis-
counts Carr's value, but he fears
the consequences of leaving any
of the other Irish hoopsters un-
Joining Carr in the starting
lineup is a strong array of seniors
and juniors who would pose a real
threat even without Carr. Another
Washington prep star, Collis
Jones, is Notre Dame's top inside
threat. The 6-7 senior forward av-
eraged 19 points a game last year
and led the Irish in rebounding
with 12 per outing,
Helping Jones out on the boards
is 6-8 center John Pleick who av-
eraged nine points and seven re-
bounds a game for the Irish last
The defensive standout for the
Irish is their smallest man, 6-1
guard Jackie Meehan. Meehan on
ly averaged 3.2 points last season
but coach Johnny Dee values his
talents 'highly. "Meehan puts our
running game in motion, but even
more important, he's a great play-y.
maker." Meehan led the Irish in <>
assists with over 200 although he
only started late in the season.
The only new man in Notme
Dame's starting lineup is also their
only starting junior, Doug Gem-
mell. As a sophomore, Gemmell
averaged 3.9 points but only start-
ed in eight games.
Leading a very strong bench for
the Irish is former starter Sid
Catlett. Catlett, a senior who can
play at either center or forward,
averaged 8.6 points and 7.6 re-
bounds per game while starting
part-time last season. COLLIS JONES goes up
Hopefully Michigan will have Notre Dame and Michig
betternrebounding, better shoot-4..____ -
ing, and better defense than last ___
year's 10-14 team, but nobody
knows yet. Orr admits, "We didn't
play well against the freshmen,"
and says about his team's
strengths and weaknesses, simply IV
'we'll see."
As a preliminary attraction this
evening, Michigan's freshman bas-,
ketball team, led by guards JohnIY o u
Bridges and Mike Weaver, hosts
the Irish frosh in a six o'clock
contest, It will be the first regular
season game for the Baby Blue T EL S
and the first .for new freshman
coach Dick Honig.
- ----- a &" rM I

Blue puts six griders
don All-Big Ten squad

By The Associated Press
Michigan and Ohio State each'
placed six players and Northwest-I
ernl five as the top three teams ofI
the championship race dominated
the 1970 Associated Press All-Big
Ten football squad named yester-
The offensive and defensive
lineups were chosen by an AP
12-man board representing the
Big Ten area and AP football ob-
Michigan, tying with North-
western for second place, is rep-s
resented on offense by end Paul'
Staroba, tackle Dan Dierdorf and:
quarterback Don Moorhead; and1
on defense by end Phil Seymour;
and tackles Pete Newell and Henry

Hill. Dierdorf, who was also named time in the Oakland Coliseum.
to the Look magazine All-America Michigan quarterback Moor-
team, was unanimous while Hill head will be accompanied by Dier-
missed by one and Newell by two. dorf and linebacker Marty Huff.
Three players for champion and , In the Associated Press college
Rose Bowl-bound Ohio State were football poll, Notre Dame's stun-
unanimous choices-running back ning 38-28 defeat at the hands of
John Brockington, linebacker Jim Southern California the past Sat-
Stillwagon and defensive back urday dropped the Fighting Irish

Jack Tatum.
In other individual honors an-
nounced yesterday the Shrine
East - West Football Committee
released their selection of 28 play-
ers from 21 schools to represent
the East in the 46th annual char-
ity game Jan. 2.
Michigan a n d Northwestern
each will provide three players for
the game to be played for the firstj

------- - - -- ------
Dolphins rip Falcons
20-7 Morris stars

from fourth to sixth place yester-
day while Texas, Ohio State and
Nebraska held onto the top three
Michigan, all through at 9-1,
climbed from eighth to seventh
while Louisiana State slipped from
sixth to eighth despite a 26-14
victory over Tulane.
The Top Twenty teams, with first-
place votes in parentheses, season re-
cords and total points. Points tabulat-
ed on basis of 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-
j1. Texas 23 9-0 788
2. Ohio State 12 9--0 752
3. Nebraska 10-0-1 702
4. Arkansas 9-1 495
5. Tennessee 9-1 4381
6. Notre Dame 9-1 415
7. Michigan 9--1 372
8. Louisiana State 8-2 367
9. Arizona State 2 9-0 287
10. Auburn 8-2 237
11. Air Force 9--2 155
12. Stanford 8-3 95
13. Georgia Tech 8-3 95
14. Toledo 11--0 67
15. Dartmouth 9-0 62
16. Mississippi 7-2 49
17. Southern California 6-4-1 38
18. Penn State 7-3 32.
19. Northwestern 6-4 24
20. Oklahoma 7-4 23 !

the Friends


-Daily-Mort Noveck
p for two points in last year's game between

L I me -m A Nf

4-6 P.M.

ATLANTA (A) - Fleet Mercury .
Morris set up a touchdown and a i
field goal with a dazzling display I
of running last night as the Miami t
Dolphins remained in contentionf
for a National Football LeagueI
playoff berth with a 20-7 nation-i
ally televised victory over Atlanta.t
Morris returned the opening1
kickoff 49 yards to the Miami 45
where kicker Kenny Vinyard made
a touchdown-saving tackle, a n d
later set sail on a 27-yard sweep
to the Falcon 26 on a drive that
produced a nine-yard field goal byI
Garo Yepremian.
Miami is battling Oakland andj
Kansas City for a possible playoff
berth as the division runner-up
with the best record. The two
Western teams share their division
lead with 6-3-2 marks. Miami
trails Baltimore by 11, games in
the American Conference East.
Atlanta, which fell to 3-6-2,1
Ha--rst- -ig
To Please

trailed 13-0 at halftime, but dom-
inated play in the third period,
holding the ball almost 10 min-
utes on a drive that ended with a
fourth-down gamble when Bob!
Berry overthrew Art Malone by
inches at the goal line on a play
that caught the Dolphins by sur-

For the student body:





* Levi


WED., DEC. 2, 7:30 p.m. Residential College Rm. 126
'Black Power and Christianity"
The Reverend Albert B. Cleague Jr.
TUES., DEC. 8, 7:30 p.m. (place to be announced)
"Styles of Black Preaching"
Professor Warren, Vanderbilt University
(Particular emphasis on Martin Luther King, Jr.)
THURS., DEC. 10 (time and place to be announced)
"Black Theology and the
Renewal of the Church"
Professor James Cone, Union Theological Seminary
Author: "Black Theology and Black Power;" and
"A Black Theology of Liberation"








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