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Wednesday, December 2, 1970


Page Seven'


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It was only an opener,
FIFTH RANKED Notre Dame defeated the unproven but
highly touted Michigan basketball team last night.
But the Irish hardly looked like the fifth best team in the
nation, and hopefully, the Wolverines didn't perform as they
will once they reach their peak. Both teams committed numer-
ous errors in the contest, 16 for Michigan and 2, for Notre
Dame, and both coaches were quick to point out that this was
the first game of the season for both squads.
"It was obviously our opening game," Notre Dame men-
tor Johnny Dee commented. "Neither team played exception-
ally well. We just happened to win, but we've been lucky on
the road."
Michigan coach Johnny Orr also acknowledged that his
team didn't play up to potential because of a lack of seasoning.
Hemade mention of the fact that "our team is a young team."
Michigan started two seniors, a junior and two sophomores
while Notre Dame was able to go with four seniors and a junior.
However, while both teams played sloppily throughout
the i game, Notre Dame was able to overcome some of its
first half mistakes and run away With what had been a close
game for the first 27 minutes of play. According to Orr,
"We played a hell of a game for the first27 minutes, but
even though they made mistakes, Notre Dame didn't lose
their poise in the second half and some of our players got
worn down."
Dee also attributed the victory to the fact that his team was
able to overcome its mistakes. "This is a real team. There's a
lot of togetherness. We weren't worried that we were down at
the half, but we talked about the mistakes in the first half and
went out and corrected them."
Collis Jones, who finished the game with 30 points and 12
rebounds, echoed his coach's feelings. "We weren't pressured at
the half. We knew what we had to do to win and we did it.
Even though we played badly inthefirsthalf we thought we could
beat Michigan."
He also reiterated the point that though the Irish won,
they weren't really pleased with their performance. "We
were a little tired. We never really got our running game
going and we missed a lot of short shots."
Austin Carr, heralded by many as the best player in college
ball this season, combined with Jones to dismember the Wol-
verines in the second half. He contributed 38 points and 13
rebounds to the effort, but he too was far from elated over his
"I wasn't up to par. It was our first game and we had some
lapses. We just have to concentrate more. We weren't going to
the boards that well either."
Though he did score 38 points, Carr only hit on 35%
of his shots from the floor. It took him 43 attempts to sink
15 field goals. However, excepting Jones, who hit for 57%
neither team shot that well. The Irish wound up hitting on
43.5% from the court.
But the Wolverines were even colder, as they sunk only
37.9% of their attempts. In the first half they were even worse,
with a 32% average. Orr acknowledged this, stating that, "We
were leading at the half, even with our poor shooting. If we
had hit we really would have had them, We just missed so
many easy shots."
Not that the Wolverines were all bad, however. Rodney
Ford hit for 53% and 17 points while guarding Carr, a difficult
enough assignment in itself. "Ford did a fine job," Orr com-
mented, "but you can do a good job on Carr and he'll still score
40 points."
Captain Dan Fife also had a fine performance, over-
shadowing Carr on defense. He stole the ball outright on
numerous occasions and forced other turnovers while sink-
ing 19 points on offense.
With all the miscues the game didn't really prove that
much, but as Dee said after the contest, "We'll improve and I
expect to see Michigan improve with every match."

Austin Carr and Collis Jones put
the Michigan Wolverines through
a combined 68-point meatgrinder
last night as Notre Dame raced to
a 94-81 win.
The Wolverines played a fine
game and held a 43-39 edge at
the half, then seemed to tire in
the second half in the face of a
constantdbarrage by Carr and
Notre Dame jumped to a 9-4
lead early in the game, but Michi-
gan shook off a series of early
mistakes to force a 10-10 dead-
lock on a jumper from the top of
the key by Wayne Grabiec. After
netting four of his team's first ten
points Grabiec hit a slump and
was able to score only one more in
the game.
Consistent scoring by Michigan
captain Dan Fife and 6-9 pivot
man Ken Brady kept the Wolver-
ines on even terms with the Irish
for most of the first half. Brady,
who finished the game with 20
points and 15 rebounds, dominated
the boards and Fife hawked the
ball all over the court, netting a
number of steals and forcing the
Irish guards into mistakes.
Jones, who hit his first six shots
from the floor, and Carr canned
15 and 18 points in the first half.
Austin moved smoothly around his
picks to pick up countless open
shots from 12-18 feet out. A fine
defensive job by 6-4 Michigan for-
ward Rod Ford forced Carr into
a few turnovers, however, and the
Notre Dame ace suffered an un-
characteristic fate of having four
of his shots stuffed by Ford.
Jones, hitting on what Michi-
gan mentor Johnny Orr later
termed "bad shots," worked off
Wolverine soph star Henry Wil-
more to pick up basket after bas-
ket from the left side.
With the score still tight at 37-
36 Michigan near the end of the
first half, the Wolverines broke
away for three quick buckets to
open up a 43-37 advantage. Jones
hit a hook for Notre Dame with
1:34 remaining to cut the gap to
43-39 at the half.
In retrospect, the key play in
the first half might have come
with 2:08 to go when Wilmore
picked up his third foul. His exit
romthe game took a large chunk
ofMichigan's offensive potential
off the court and was to hurt the
Wolverines in the second half.
Brady hit the right note as the
second half opened with a bucket
from in close with only 19 sec-
onds gone, but Notre Dame surged
Sbackat the tiringhWolverines as
Jones and Carr hit again and
Michigan fought back gamely
behind some spectacular shooting
by Rod Ford, but a surge by Carr
lofted the Irish into a 68-60 lead
and Michigan just couldn't catch
Notre Dame, the nation's five-
ranked team, seemed rusty in the
first half and turned in an over-
all sub-par effort.rCarr's perform-
ance was indicative of the team's
as a whole, as the 6-3 All-Ameri-
can cashed in on only 15 of 43
field goal attempts and was guilty
of five turnovers. Carr led the

Irish with 38 points and added 13
Jones supported Carr's starring
act admirably with 30 points and
12 rebounds. Once beyond Carr
and Jones, Notre Dame's individ-
ual scoring drooped to Jackie Mee-
han with 10 points.
Dan Fife was the most impres-
sive Wolverine and rivalled Carr
as the outstanding player on the
floor. Fife scored 19 points, picked
off seven rebounds, added seven
assists, and swiped the ball again
and again; in short, Fife did
everything but sweep the floor
after the game.
Brady, playing his first college
game after sitting out a year due
to scholastic ineligibility, was
tough in the middle and com-
pletely outclassed the Irish big
men. But he "semeed to tire" in
the second half, according to Orr,
and finished with only 7 of 20
from the floor.
The third Wolverine in double
figures was Ford with 17 points.

He also picked up nine rebounds
and turned in a fine defensive job
on Carr for the second straight
year. Ford held Carr to 37 points
in last year's 87-86 Wolverine loss
at South Bend.
Orr labeled Michigan's p o o r
shooting (only 35 for 93 from the
floor) and Wilmore's lack of play-
ing time as the main reasons for
his squad's defeat, but added that
Ihe was "very proud of the team's
Wilmore didn't play up to his
potential supersoph form, but was
hampered by fouls and a small
cut over his left eye which he sus-
tained in the first half. He fin-
ished with eight points.
Michigan will get out of the
frying pan into the fire Saturday
when they journey to Lexington to
do battle with the latest version
of Adolph Rupp's Kentucky Wild-
cats. Kentucky is the third-ranked
squad in the country according to
pre-season polls.

Carr, Irish truck to victory

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7-20 6-13
3-14 0-1
9-21 1-2
1-8 0-1
0-1 0-0
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Notre Dame


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TOTALS 35-93 11-23 57 21 81 Attendance 10,489

-Daily-Denny Gainer
AUSTIN CARR (34) of Notre Dame shoots over Wayne Gabriec (40) in last night's victory over the
Wolverines. Collis Jones (42) and Sid Catlett (43) of Notre Dame and Michigan's Henry Wilmore
(25) wait under the basket for a possible rebound. Carr, an All-Ameria, scored 38 points in leading
the Fighting Irish to victory in the season opener for both clubs.


Fresh men

blow debut

It was as if the Notre Dame
freshmen decided to give the Baby
Blue a head start. The game last
night had not. evenhstarted and
Michigan led 1-0. But the handi-
cap was not nearly enough as the
young Fighting Irish went on to
obliterate the Wolverine frosh,'
Michigan got the early point as
a result of a Notre Dame violation
of a controversial new rule pro-
hibiting dunking in pre-game
warmup. John Bridges hit on the
t e c h i n ca r~foul shot before the
opening jump.'
For the first 15 minutes it was
really a game. The Baby Blue, de-
spite being sorely outsized, rolled
along on the hot shooting hands
of John Bridges and Jim Taorm-
ina, both 6-3, and 6-2 Dave Clan-
cy. Michigan led for the last time
when Bridges' 18-foot jumper fell
through to make the score 17-16.
They kept the score close, and$


Jacksonville explodes, 132-88,
as Gilmore pumps in 50 points

with five minutes remaining in
the half they trailed by just 35-30.
But the sleeping giants of Notre
Dame awoke, and began a frantic
scoring spree from which the Baby
Blue would never recover. Led by
their 6-8 center John Shumate,
Notre Dame reeled off nine
straight points.
With Notre Dame leading by 22
with just 53 seconds left in the
half, Michigan's Mike Weaver and
John Lonchar combined for six
quick points and brought the Blue
to within a respectable 16-point
I"We were going real well until
we hit that spot in the last five'
minutes," recalled Dick Honig
after his coaching debut. "We had
to have the hot shooting, since we
couldn't compete inside with our
The brightest spot for the Wol-
verines was the performance of
Weaver, a 5-11 guard. He did not
start because of disciplinary rea-
sons, but was brought into the
game early in the first half. He
hit on his first shot, a high, arch-
ing 28-footer, and then went on
to become the game's high scorer
with 33 points.
In the second half, the best the
Baby Blue could do was pull back
to within 10, on a 20-foot jumper
by Lonchar with 17 minutes left.
But a steal and a layup by 6-6
Chris Stevens and a 15-footer by
Bob Valibus opened the gap once
Shumate and 6-7 forward Gary

Novak handled the brunt of the
scoring and savagely dominated
the backboards for Notre Dame.'
Shumate tossed in 32 points,
mostly on inside layups and tip-
ins, while pulling down 18 re-
bounds. Novak, who according to
Honig "was a man we wanted to
get very badly," showed an array
of medium range hooks and jump
shots, as well as an intimidating
game under the boards on the
way to picking up 26 points and
collecting 14 rebounds.
Bridges and Taormina were the
only other Michigan players to
score in double figures, with 18
Iand 11, respectively.
Whitten, who Honig says "fought
a tough but losing battle" against
Shumate, did manage to gather
13 rebounds though he scored only
four points.
Honig was disappointed, but he
said, "I realized the physical mis-
matches out there. I really think
we should have won, but we hit
that cold spot and just couldn't
shake it."
Michigan's lack of big men on
the freshman team doesn't con-
cern Honig terribly much. "Just
look at our varsity," he said, "we
have four or five big sophomores.
We went just for guards this
That being the case, the Baby
Blue better get their hot shooting
hands ready, because there is not
going to be much breathing room
against all those Big Ten giants.

Indiana, Badgers post victories

-Daily-Denny Gainer
Brady (15)_lays one in

By The Associated Press
omore George McGinnis scored 26
points and led Indiana University
to a season-opening 99-82 basket-
ball victory over Eastern Michigan
here last night.
The Hoosiers took an early lead
and never trailed after going in
front 14-13 on a tip-in by McGin-

By The Associated Press
ering Artis Gilmore led the
fourth-ranked Jacksonville D o 1 -
phins to a 132-88 season-opening
college basketball victory over lit-
tle Biscayne College last night.
Jacksonville, with two new
starters, was ragged in the first
half, but the 7-foot-2 Gilmore
pumped in 50 points and was the

same effective giant who led the
Dolphins from oblivion into the
runner-up spot to national cham-
pion UCLA last season.
He also grabbed 29 rebounds
and blocked 11 shots.
Gilmore's 7-foot partner, Pem-
brook Burros, hit 23 points.
Jim McCloud led Biscayne with
22 points.


Aparicio dealt for Andrews;
Texas crippled for Hog tilt


By The Associated Press
! LOS ANGELES-The Boston Red Sox acquired veteran short-
stop Luis Aparicio in a three-player trade with the Chicago White
Sox yesterday in the first transaction involving a major name at
the annual baseball meetings.
Aparicio, a 15-year veteran, moves to Boston in exchange for
second baseman Mike Andrews and shortstop Luis Alvarado.
In another trade, the New York Mets sent veteran relief pitcher
Ron Herbel to the Atlanta Braves for utility infielder Bob Aspromonte.
The Baltimore Orioles traded pitcher Tom Phoebus and three
minor league prospects to the San Diego Padres for pitchers Pat
Dobson and Tom Dukes.
0 AUSTIN, Tex.-The top-ranked Texas Longhorns faced a night-
mare yesterday: Three of their four leading candidates for All-
America may miss the big game with Arkansas this Saturday.
One is out for sure. Snlit end Cotton Snevrer broke his arm in the

Illini scalp Butler
MINNEOPOLIS-Fast running
Minnesota overpowered North Da-
kota 85-61 last night in a college,
basketball opener with heralded
6-foot-8 sophomore Jim Brewer
leading four Gophers in double,
figures with 20 points.
Brewer also pulled down 11 re-
bounds as the Gophers madej
George Hanson's coaching debut
a success. Olie Shannon added 19
points, Eric Hill contributed 16
and Tom Masterson 11.
North Dakota, under new coach
Dave Gunther, was led by Mahlon
Sanders with 11 points and Jon
Tufte with 10.
Minnesota, holding a 44-29 edge
in rebounds, went ahead to stay'
with 14:29 left in the first half
on Shannon's underhanded layup
which made the score 12-10.
Gophers go
CHAMPAIGN - Illinois con-
tinued its season-opener mastery
over Butler, rolling up a 113-102
college basketball victory here
last night with a new-look Illini
running game.
The Illini, playing before the
first of 11 sellout crowds inthe
16,128-seat Assembly Hall, com-
bined with the Bulldogs to set a
new court record for points by

Kennedy McIntosh led
Eastern Michigan rally in
cond period, scoring 15
team-high 22 points.

a brief
the se-
of his

Eastern Michigan had t h r e e
other players in double figures,
with 20 for Bill James, 18 for Lin-
dell Reason and 14 for Earl Dixon.
Joby Wright and Rick Ford were
the only other Hoosiers in double
figures, scoring 18 and 17 points

Badgers triumph
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's
Clarence Sherrod poured in 32
points to ,lead the hot-shooting
Badgers to a 102-84 victory over
Eastern Illinois in a basketball
opener for both schools last night.
The Badgers raced to a 48-36
halftime margin, and from then
on the gane never was in doubt.
Sophomore Leon Howard hit a
field goal with 2:20 to go and.
brought cheers from the, crowd of
5,403 as Wisconsin increased i t s
lead to 100-75.
Wisconsin broke a 14-14 tie early
in the first half and moved stead-
ily away from the visitors, who
were plagued with foul trouble and
inability to score from the field.
Northwestern clipped
EVANSTON, Ill.-Third-ranked
Kentucky got a king-sized scare
from Northwestern last night but
managed to roll to a 115-100 open-
ing basketball victory.
Kentucky led 55-52 at the half
but was tied up at 79-all with only
eight minutes to play. But the vis-
itors then broke loose with a 12-
point spurt to put the game be-
yond reach.
Tom Payne, the first Negro to
p 1 a y for Kentucky, scored 12
points in the first half, and saw
limited service in the second half
and he finished with 14.
Purdue plunked
LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Indiana
state defeated Purdue 82-80 in a
college basketball game last night,
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also had 20 to lead the Boilermak-
ers, and William Franklin added
* * *
Spartans stunned
EAST LANSING, Mich. - North-
ern Illinois, leading by up to eight
points for most of the game, held
off a late Michigan State charge
and scored a 76-75 basketball vic-
tory last night.
A free throw by sophomore Don
Hammill with 21 seconds remain-
ing was the difference in the rag-
ged game. Spartan Pat Miller mis-
sed a driving last shot as t i m e
ran out.
It was the first victory for the
DeKalb, Ill., team over a Big Ten
squad in basketball. Northern Il1-
nois had a 41-36 halftime lead on
the shooting of Cleveland Ivey,
who ended the night with 21
MSU finally tied the game at
58-all with nine minutes remain-
ing and led briefly. It was a see-
saw battle until the end. North-
ern got the ball with 55 seconds
remaining and scored the winning
point on a free throw.
Spartan Rudy Benjamin led all
scorers with 24 points.
Each team lost the ball on turn-
overs two dozen times in the sea-
son opener for both squads.
K-State licks TCU
MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas
State jumped out front by nine
points in the early moments and
went on to hand Texas Christian
a 79-70 licking in their basketball
j opener last night.

Mermen dive into new season,
seek to dethrone Hoosier title

The swim season approaches
and it is time for the Michigan
swim team to make its annual
run for second place in the Big
Ten. The Wolverines have fin-
ished as runner up in the con-
ference in each of the last ten
years, and they do not figure to
move up to the top this year.

second in the 200 yard individ-
ual medley and third in the 200
yard free style at last season's
Big Ten championships. In a
tremendous upset, he beat out
Fred Heckl (USC) and Mark
Spitz (Ind.) to win the 200 yard
freestyle in the NCAA champ-
Kinkead placed second in the
200 yard backstroke and won

in the three meter dive at the
NCAA match.
MacDonald, a junior, finished
high up in both the 100 and 200
yard butterfly events in both
the. conference and the nation-
al meets. He combined with Ma-
honey, Bello and sophomore,
McCarthy to compose a 400
yard medley relay team which
made All-American.

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