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Page Eight


Sunday, February Z, 19'75

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, February 2, 19~'5



full court
... fail miserably
N BASKETBALL, as in war, battle plans often look better on
the drawing board than when translated into practice.
Johnny Orr, the well known basketball theorist, invaded the
state of Indiana with two strategems in his arsenal that would
have been better off left at home. For the first time this year,
his Michigan Wolverines opened with a zone defense.
The Wolverines also unleashed a three-guard lineup con-
sisting of Steve Grote, Dave Baxter and Joe Johnson at the end
of yesterday's first half.
The Wolverines, who have had to overcome a height dis-
advantage all year, went right to a zone in the first minutes
of play, trying to bottle up the taller Boilermakers. The
plan backfired, however, as Purdue pierced the zone with
hot outside shooting, and out-rebounded Michigan 21-10 in the
first twenty minutes.
Fred Schaus, coach of the fired-up Purdue quintet, surprised
by Orr's new defensive strategy, said he was pleased by the
way his team handled the zone.
"We didn't work against a zone defense all week. In fact,
George Faerber (assistant coach and scout) was really im-
pressed with their man to man."
When Wayman Britt picked up his third foul, with about six
minutes left in the first period, Orr inserted Baxter in the lineup,
hoping to catalyze the Michigan fast break.
"Grote is a good rebounder, and we needed more quickness
to get us running," said Orr. "We figured they could bring the
ball up the floor better."
But this innovation didn't work. Freshman Wayne Walls, 6-6,
sophomore Gerald Thomas, 6-7, and senior John Garrett, 6-1,
continued to dominate the boards.
Schaus didn't analyze Michigan's strategy in the way Orr
had intended.
"It just gave them another shooter in the lineup, but we
have enough quickness in the corners, so it didn't bother us,"
he said. "I kinda liked it In a way because it helped our re-
bounding a lot."
Orr rationalized the 1-2-2 zone defense as an attempt to pre-
pare for the even taller Indiana squad Michigan must face to-
morrow. But the quickness of Jordan and Walls completely undid
Michigan's zone.
Time and again, Purdue's forwards broke loose under the
hoop to score uncontested layups, and Michigan failed to recover.
Even when Michigan's defense stiffened, the slow-down
tactics of guards Bruce Parkinson and Eugene Parker forced
Johnson and Grote to come out of the zone. At one point, at
the end of the first half, the referee warned Johnson that he had
to come out and check Parker, or he'd be hit with a technical.
Purdue also used the oldest and most effective strategy
for breaking a zone defense - hot shooting. Parkinson, who
usually hits about 38 per cent from the floor, blistered the
Wolverine defenses with excellent perimeter bombing.
The junior guard, subpar in the last few games, explained'
the drastic' changes he's made to crack his slump.
"I've tried a lot of things to correct what's wrong with my
shot," Parkinson said. "I've been concentrating on pulling up
and shooting instead of taking it all the way in."
"When you hit your first few shots," Parkinson added, "it's
easier to put the ball up there." In fact, his shooting forced Mich-
igan to switch back to its man-to-man defense in the last few
minutes of the opening period.
Although Orr's attempts to jazz up his game plan failed
badly, another Michigan weakness stood out just as clearly-I
atrocious offense from the forward positions.
Britt managed only six points, barely half his season's aver-
age, while John Robinson went scoreless. Substitutes Rick White
and Joel Thompson couldn't do much better, adding three and
two points, respectively.
In comparison, Purdue's cornermen produced 33 points while
outrebounding their counterparts 33-16.

Lack of height and rebounding strength has plagued the
Wolverines all season, proving fatal against Indiana, Minne-
sota, and now Purdue. If Michigan is to have any chance for
a strong finish in the Big Ten, and a possible berth in the NIT
as an at-large team, Johnny Orr's ouija board will have to start
giving some better answers.

Special To The Daily
Parkinson broke a season-long
scoring slump and sophomore
forward Gerald Thomas came
off the bench to dominate the
boards, as the Purdue Boiler-
makers sped past the Michigan
Wolverines 75-67 yesterday.
Parkinson, averaging 12 points
per game and shooting 38 per
cent from the floor going into
yesterday's game, broke loose
for 22 points, hitting nine of 14
shots. Thomas, who had been
laid low by mononucleosis, grab-
bed a game high nine rebounds
and chipped in 12 points.
Hoping to contain their tall-
er foes, the Wolverines opened
the game in a 1-2-2 zone de-
fense. But in the early go-
ing, the caroms went the
wrong w a y s, and Purdue
scored three times off offen-
sive rebounds.
And Parkinson, who is better
known as a playmaking guard,


decided to try his hand


as a1

Boiled over


3-9 0-0 7
0-2 0-1 2
9-17 3-4 5
5-9 3-3 3
6-15 6-7 2
1-2 1-4 4
2-6 0-0 1
0-3 2-2 3
0-0 0-0 1
26-63 15-21 40

4 61
2 0
4 21
4 13
3 18j
0 3
1 4
1 2
0 O
19 67
3 7
3 14
4 7
1 71
4 221
2 121
2 2
0 0
0 4
19 75

margin to seven, and there it
stayed until 4:27 remained.
Back in the game, Rick White
fought for an offensive rebound
and finally poked, the ball in,
making the score 67-61. But Pur-
W, Y due responded on an offensive
rebound by Walls.
NIGHT EDITORS: The Boilermakers regained
FRED UPTON LEBA HERTZ the ball, but Johnson stole it
back and laid it in, bringing
the score to 69-63. With the
momentum flowing to Mich-
With five mnutes gone, the strategy would enable the Boil- igan, Purdue wisely called
Wolverines held a 14-11 lead, ers to blow Michigan out of time out.
but in the next four minutes Mackey Arena, however, Mich- C.J. Kupec played another
Parkinson scored four times and igan pulled off a desperation fine game for Michigan, pacing
teammate Eugene Parker tal- rally. Joel Thompson entered the attack with 21 points. More
lied once. the ballgame, and began snar- importantly, he held Purdue
When the deluge ended, Pur- ing rebounds for the Wolver- center John Garrett to seven
due was up 22-16. The Boiler- ines. points, 14 under the Boilermak-
makers never trailed thereafter. With 14 minutes to go and er ace's average.
Michigan coach Johnny Orr the score 51-36 Purdue, C.J. Both coaches seemed dissat-
praised Parkinson's play but Kupec hit two long jumpers, isfied by the way their teams
admitted, "We didn't expect and guard Joe Johnson con- had played. Fred Schaus said
him to hit like that." The 14 verted a sateal. The Riveters re- he was "concerned" that his
unpleasantly surprising points sponded twice, but Kupec hit team hadn't taken better con-
contributed by Parkinson did again, and Johnson cashed in trol of the game when it had a
much to stake Purdue to a off the fast break. chance to put it away.
39-32 halftime lead. Purdue missed a shot, Mich- And Orr said, "I thought we
The Wolverines could not igan rebounded, and on the re- played better in the second half
match Purdue's 50 per cent first turn Johnson again drove the except for the first five min-
half shooting accuracy, hitting lane. He drew a foul and con- utes, but we missed too many
but 38 per cent from the floor. verted both tosses. That cut the easy shots."
To make matters worse,
the Boilermakers out-rebounded M .*.. ... .. ...:...............
Michigan 21-10, with Thomas,
center John Garrett, and for- i
wards W a l t e r Jordan and 1 der
IWayne Walls decisively out-
m ling their Wolverine coun-
terparts. n 'lwol1verinles 3-4
At 8:57 in the first half, Dave
Baxter replaced foul - plagued Uspecial to TeDatdy
Wayman Britt. Orr had gone DULUTH-The Michigan hockey team achieved yet an
too he thlree-g addffen e. ne other split this weekend as Minnesota-Duluth defeated
tor d ae three-guard fese. Coach Dan Farrell's dekers last night 3-2. The Wolverines
Orr said he made the move
to add quickness, since the best won Friday nght 9-2.
hope for the smaller Wolverines Tom Milani scored the winning goal for the Bulldogs
would be to run their taller foes midway through the third period. Duluth kept the pressure
into the hardwood. on the Wolverines the rest of the game.
The beginning of the second Michigan jumped out to an early lead, when Doug
half was a Wolverine night- Lindskog connected at 1:13 of the first period on a
mare. Through the first five pass from Pat Hughes. However, Duluth came back
minutes, P u r d u eboutscored to tie the score at the 11:24 mark of the same stanza
Michigan 12-4 and boosted its on a goal by Rodney Jones.
Jdto 15e pitws kigk In the second period, the game turned into a tight de-
Just when it was looking ke fensive struggle and it seemed both teams would enter
Purdue coach Fred Schaus' the second intermission tied. The Bulldogs disspelled that
notion, however, when Jones scored his second goal with
a mere second left.
First Period
;: SCORING: 1. M - D. Lindskog (Hughes) 1:17; 2. UMD - R. E
osu Wn some, lose some
Jones (Nelson) 11:24.
PENALTIES: 1. M - D. Lindskog (tripping) 4:40; 2. M - Hoene
(interference) 12:35; 3. M - Natale (interference), 13:56; 4. UMD-
27 points yesterday to lead Nelson (roughing) 16:57; 5. M - T. Lindskog (highstick) 16:17.
Michigan State to a 75-60 vic- Second Period '
MichganStae toa 7-60vic SCORING: 3. UMD - R. Jones (O'Brian, Arvidson), 19:59.
tory over Illinois in a region- PENALTIES: 6. UMD - Miani (tripping) 2:05; 7 M - Hughes
ally televised basketball game. (interference) 4:13; 8. M - Morrison (roughing) 9:09; 9. UMD --
Milani (elbowing) 15:37.
Furlow scored 13 of Michigan Third Period
State's first 15 points en route SCORING: 4 M - Werner (Debol, Manery) 1:11; 5. UMD -M-
to an early 15-6 lead as the Tani (M. Jones, Spoden) 9:31.
Spartans picked up their first G-MooA s 15 16 16' E47
Big Ten victory on the road UMD-Heinz 12 10 7 9--2
this season. >:.::::.:::;<;.::;::
"M' thincicids triumph




29-65 17-23

AP Photo
MSU CENTER Lindsay Hairston, never known for reticence,
airs a complaint about coach Gus Ganakas' technical foul in
the Illinois game yesterday. Hairston did, however, remain
for the duration of the contest, which the Spartans won, 75-60.

Officials: Charles Fouty and
lando Palesse
Crowd: 14,123
Purdue 39 36




By The Associated Press the points in the
COLUMBUS - Junior Scott streak.
May poured in 25 points last*
night to lead top-ranked Indiana
to a 72-66 Big Ten basketball 171 (W kyes b
victory over Ohio State. MADISON - D
The' t r i u m p h was the scored a career-r
Hoosiers' 23rd in a row, 20 of yesterday, leadin
them coming this season. In- to an 86-85 ove
diana, the nation'sslone un- over Iowa in Big
beaten major team, pushed T rball.
its conference lead to The triumph s
Ohio State, led by Craig Tay- game Wisconsin
lor's 24 points, fell to11-8 over- -the longest for
all and 5-4 in the Big Ten. in three decades.
Indiana wheeled awayfrom Koehler, sidelin
Ohio State with seven straight season with a se
points for a 64-58 lead with a !Jury, turned in'
little over seven minutes to pressivecollegiate
play. in helping the. E
Quinn Buckner had five of from behind.


Hoosiers' hot

a 1 e Koehler
-high 38 points:
ng Wiscsonsin
rtime victory
g Ten basket-
napped a 10-
losing streak
the Badgers
ed earlier this
vere ankle in-
his most im-
e performance
Badgers come
reshman Mike.
28 points yes-

terday to lead Minnesota to a
70-57 victory over Northwestern
in a Big Ten basketball game.
Thompson scored four points
early in the game to give the
Gophers a 6-2 lead which they
never relinquished.j
Minnesota climbed to a 35-22
advantage at the half with
Thompson getting 16 of his
points before the intermission.
The Gophers stayed on top
the rest of the way although
with some 11 minutes to play,
CNorthwestern -cut the lead to
45-37before the Gophers put on
another spurt led by Thompson
to take a comfortable 58-41
Spairtans roll
CHAMPAIGN - Terry Furlow
opened with a hot hand and
finished with a game high of

Big Ten
Conference Games

GOphers surg
Thompson scored

Indiana 9
Purdue 6
Minnesota 6
Ohio State 5
Michigan State 5
Illinois 4
Iowa 3
Northwestern 1
Wisconsin 1



Miclugan grapplers
grind Gophers, 29-2'


Yesterday's Results
Purdue 75, MICHIGAN 67
Michigan State 75, Illinois 60
Minnesota 70, Northwestern 57
Wisconsin 86, Iowa, 85, OT
Indiana 72, Ohio State 66




Freshman Harley Danner's superb per-
formance in the all-around competition led
the Michigan gymnastics squad to a re-
sounding defeat of injury-plagued Ohio State
yesterday, 207.50 to 191.80.
Danner outperformed the Buckeyes' su-
perb all-around competitor, Chuck Ewing,
amassing 51.90 points to Ewing's 51.45.
Wolverine Bruce Medd edged Bruce Kee-
shin, also of Michigan, to take third place in
the all-around.
M I C H I G A N 'S P O I N T total,
however, wasn't as impressive as Loken
would like it to be. "There tends to be a
letdown when the competitors aren't as keen
as we expect, due to the loss of some of their
key men," the Wolverine coach lamented.
The meet started with Michigan executing
a sweep of the first three places in the floor
exeurcises. Sncialist Randvu Sakamoto fin-

Smallenbarger tied for third place.
DANNER PLACED first in vaulting, ahead
of Ewing and Gary Maulding of OSU, who
tied for second.
On the parallel bars, Danner again topped
the field, finishing ahead of Buckeye Gary
Peters. Keeshin and Bob Johnson of Michi-
gan tied for third.
The parallel bars provided the only dis-
appointment of the day for the Wolverine
gymnasts, however, as they had fewer team
points than OSU in this event. "Our parallel
bar routines need much improvement," said
Loken after the match.
THE WOLVERINES polished off the Buck-
eyes with another sweep, on the high bar.
Bob Darden, Keeshin, and Medd finished in
that order.
The icitorv over Ohi;Mat Lrtivrethe Bluei

With five seconds remaining in
his 126 lb. match, Michigan
wrestler Rich Lubell was penal-
ized a point for stalling enabling
Mike MacArthur of Minnesota
to gain a 2-2 draw.
Unlike Friday's Iowa meet,
the match wasn't crucial. In
fact, it prevented a Michigan
shutout as all the other Wol-
verines went on to win, and the
Gophers were exterminated 29-2
at Crisler Arena yesterday.
The Maize and Blue matmen
came back from Friday's loss
to Iowa in fine style against a
Minnesota team that Michigan
Coach Bill Johannesen best
described as "s o m e w h a t
dow n."
Injuries in practice and a
shifting of personnel forced
many Gophers to wrestle "out
of their weight class," explained
Michigan Assistant Coach Cal
Noticeably absent was Min-
nesota's 150 lb. NCAA runnerup,
Larry Zilverberg. Wrestling in
place of the Gopher's injured
Crunch crunch
118-Jim Brown (M) dec. Craig
Johnson (Mn), 12-3
126-Rich Lubell (M) drew Mike
MacArthur (Mn), 2-2
134-Brad McCrory (M) dec. John
Hughes (Mn), 10-2
142 Bill Schuck (M) dec. Steve

Big Ten champ was Jim Menne
who succombed to Michigan's
John King, 10-7.
Wolverine Bill Schuck, losing
to Iowa's Brad Smith by a point
on Friday, made sure there was
no repeat yesterday. Schuck
literally attacked his man, Steve
Egesdal and took a 6-1 decision.
"Yeah," admitted Schuck
afterward, "I was fired up.
I'd rather have beat Iowa. I
just want to get my condition-
ing back."
The wrestling Wolverines may
need all the conditioning they
can muster when Michigan State
comes to town next Saturday.
Out to avengeah19-16 early
season loss, Michigan should
have its strongest lineup ever
for the meet.
Johannesen, wearing his "win"r
button yesterday, although for-
getting it was on against Iowa,
made a flat prediction.

Versatile Dave Williams re-
turned to action for the Mich-
igan track team yesterday, and,
led it to a victory in a triangu-
lar meet at the Multi-Sports
The Wolverine thinclads grab-
bed eight first places in run-
ning away from Bowling Green
and Notre Dame. Michigan fin-
ished with 85 points to 49%/
for Bowling Green and 27 for
Notre Dame.
WILLIAMS, coming off a leg
Ms magic
T h e Michigan women's
swim team finished their
dual meet season yesterday
by drowning Oakland Uni-
versity, 83-37. The victory
put the women's season
standings at 3 and 1.
Swimmers Debby Brevitz
and Kathy Knox, as well as
the women's freestyle relay
team, qualified at the meet
to compete in the March
NCAA championships.
injury, went out in his first
race of the day and won thel
440 in a Fieldhouse record time
of 48.7. Later, Williams blazed
to victory in the 300 edging Tim
LoDico of Bowling Green in a
time of 31.4. LoDico finished
in 31.9.

which also included Bob Mills,
Dave Furst, and Jeff McLeod.
Their winning time was 3:20.3.
Abe Butler of Michigan was
another multi-winner for the
Wolverines as he swept the long
jump with a jump of 22'11/2",
and the triple jump with a leap
of 46'8 ". The Maize and Blue
took a clean sweep of the triple
jump as Mark Bohlke finished
second and Mark Lonner third.
The Michigan high jumpers
mastered the field as Jeff
Swanson, a freshman, cleared
6'10" as did Doug Gibbs to make
it a 1-2 finish for the Wolver-
ines. Swanson finished first with
less misses. Jesse Myers tied
for third with Steve Edwards of
Bowling Green.
a great effort in the pole vault
as Jim Stokes, Ed Kukla, and
Terry Hart all cleared 15'6" to

grab the top three spots in that
The Wolverines' final first
place came in the 600 as Jeff
McLeod streaked to victory in
1:12.6. Bob Mills and Dave
Furst finished 2-3 to gain an-
other sweep for the successful
Michigan thinclads.
Coach Jack H a r v e y was
pleased with the performance
of his team, stating, "We
weren't really too worried about
losing but this is a good early
season meet and we performed
pretty well."
"Williams had -a good work-
out today," Harvey continued,
"and our high jumpers and pole
vaulters gave us a super effort.
Really, we were mixing people
in different events to see how
they work."
The Wolverines' next meet is
next Saturday at the Michigan
State Relays at East Lansing.

Wolverine swimmers
thunder past Toronto
The Michigan swim team pulverized a scrappy but out-
classed squad from the University of Toronto 74-40 yesterday
afternoon at Matt Mann pool.
The Wolverines, bouncing back from Friday night's loss to
Indiana, upped their dual meet record to 6-2.
Michigan coach Gus Stager used the meet to shift some of
his swimmers around, giving them the opportunity to swim in
some different strokes and have some fun," Stager said. "I
thought we had good, steady, decent swims."
The Toronto "Blues" jumped out to a quick lead by win-
ning the 400-yard medley relay but after that it was all down-
hill for the visitors.
Michigan freshmen Jim Black and Curt Wilson finished
one-two on the one meter board with Black racking up 268.8
Dave Eddy of Michigan took first on the three-meter with
306.8, followed by teammate Dave Walterhouse.
In the 200-yard freestyle, closest race of the meet, Toronto's

"We're going to take Michigan Finally, Williams led off the
State this time." victorious m i l e relay team


College Basketball
Maryland 98. N.C. State 97
Clemson 80, North Carolina 72
Notre Dame 96.Xavier, Ohio 58
Dayton 76, Chicago Loyola 63
Florida 101, Vanderbilt 90
Tennessee 105, Georgia 69
Holy Cross 73, Seton Hall 71
Oklahoma St. 74, Oklahoma 65

Evansville 109, DePauw 88
UTEP 53, New Mexico 52
Kansas St. 66, Kansas 56
Cincinnati 85, N. Illinois 69
Alabama 77, Auburn 53
Arizona St. 83, Arizona 81
College Hockey
Michigan Tech 5, Michigan State
4, OT


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