I Tuesday, February 4, 1975
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, February 4, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine
HOOSIERS BELT BLUE, 74-48
By AL HRAPSKY ....... :.
Special To The Daily
BLOOMINGTON-Johnny Orr I
shook up his lineup and tried to
put new life into his Wolverines
last night, but the top-ranked' r
Indiana Hoosiers didn't notice NIGHT EDITOR1
as they registered an impres-NIT-O
sive 74-48 victory here in Assem- - BILL STIEG
bly Hall. ;::". :::>:
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The Hoosiers tenacious de
fense, which held Michigan
to its lowest point total since
1961, and great performances
by Bob Wilkerson and Kent
Benson proved decisive in
Michigan's fifth Big Ten loss.
Bobby Knight, coach of the
21-0 Hoosiers, had nothing but
praise for his team's defense.
"I thought our defense was bet-
ter in the second half than it
was in the first," he said. "We
took too many chances in the
first half, but there were parts
where we really played well de-
Playing a deliberate style of
offense, Michigan started the
contest with a three guard line-
up consisting of Steve Grote,
Dave Baxter and Joe Johnson.
But Grote picked up three quick
fouls, sustained a cut on his
face, and was replaced by Don
Johnston before three minutes
full court I
' ' RU SS
Hoo ping in Hoosierland:
A sight to beholda
By BILL CRANE
LAST SUNDAY night, Purdue University was described by one
Indiana University student as "exciting as a slab of concrete."
The stretch from West Lafayette to Bloomington is the
+same. Abandoned farms and deserted businesses pervade the
The satellite hamburger stands don't seem to do much
business, and For Sale signs on property have been posted
for so long that they're weather bleached.
But along the way, backboards mounted on garages remind
the weary traveler that he is indeed in Basketball Land, and, as
the road winds into Bloomington, one marked change in the
bleakness befalls him-Hoosiermania!
"Anytlh .ng short of a national championship will be disap-
pointing," one fan remarked. The people of Bloomington have
discovered, just as the Wolverines found out last night in their
74-48 ls, that their Hoosiers are exciting stuff.
The sign in an all-night grocery store read, "Yes, we havej
the 'Red-Hot Hoosier' issue of Sports Illustrated here."
The "Red-Hot Hoosiers" are, of course, Indiana's num-
ber-one basketball team, and apparently the latest edition of
that magazine in the area is moving as rapidly as the team's
victories wile up.
After that, the Hoosiers took second ha]
command on the shooting of aged only
Steve Green and Scott May, in- with abou
creasing their lead to 31-19 at maining.'
the half. C.J. Kupec kept the been com
Maize and Blue in the game, and lapsed
collecting 13 of his 17 points in situtes.
the first period. Johnny
Orr commented on the de- points in
liberate offense, which he to finish
hadn't used since his high- among M
school coaching days. "We de- "We go
cided we would try and open defense,"
the court, and delay the game "We've g
a bit," he said. "We thought patience.
our strategy was sound, but ers, and
we missed too many easy anxious tr
shots and free throws. We had "I thin
only about an hour to pre- imnoortant
pare, so I can't be disap- was the f
Indiana came storming, back capitalized
in the second half, as Wilkerson when weg
ripped the Wolverines apart first half,
with his shooting, while Benson
owned the boards. Not
Garnering a game (and sea-
son) high of 18 points, the 6-6
Wilkerson left the game with Brutt
about four minutes remaining, Grote
to a standing ovation that lasted Kupee
several minutes. Johnson
"F r o m o u r standpoint," Johnston
Knight said, "Benson and Wilk- Robinson
erson really played well. 'Ben- white
ny' played hard, and went to the Thompson
boards-it was better than he's Comstock
played in a long time. Wilker- K ma
son played steady throughout- , 'otals
he did well in all regards."
Orr, who has tried every-
thing from zones to slowdown Green
Itactics to salvage a win on Alas
the road this weekend,esaid Benson
"Indiana's a fine team,Bckr
there's no question about it. ilaskowski
We thought if we came in Ahifeld
here and tried to play them Crews
head on, we'd get blown outAbernathy
of the game. Noort
"We opened the floor pretty wisman
well," Orr continued, "we had Haymore
our ballhandlers in there pass- Kamstra
ing or cutting. It's the first Team
time I've ever tried this kind Totals
If, and Britt, who man-
y two points, exited
ut seven minutes re-
The game had long
npletely out of hand,
d into a battle of sub-
SRobin son hit 13
the last 13 minutes
second to Kupec
t overanxious early onI
ot to exercise more
We've got good shoot-
sometimes they getj
ying to widen the gap.
k perhaps the most
aspect of the game
act that we didn't get
us too much. They
d on our mistakes
got overanxious in the
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But the grocery store, urging its customers to read about By The Associated Press
,U's undefeated team, is only a layup in the game of excitement CHAMPAIGN - Mike Thomp-
Tickets for the balcony of Assembly Hall have been selling3
for $20, and go for as much as $25 for the better seats. The
largest crowd ever to see an indoor sporting event in the state]
of Indiana viewed the Hoosiers' latest home game against
McDonald's in Bloomington offers a Coke, fries and ham-
burger to ticketholders of any game in which Indiana holds its
opponent under 50 points.
Hoosiermania is a common affliction, with over 17,000 par-
tisans showing up for each home game. Coach Bobby Knight's
squad has severely whipped enough opponents so that some
ticketholders might presumably be bored-but not so. "Enthu-
siasm galore" is how an older fan described it.
Assembly Hall is packed for every Hoosier game and
high school cage games fill the radio airwaves each Friday '
night. At the end of the season the high school championship
pits teams, parents and friends alike against each other.
The prospect of having a national champion right on one's
own doorstep has caught the popular imagination. "The en-
thusiasm is genuine," one of Indiana's basketball student man-,
agters said. "Everybody wants to see the team do well.";
"If Indiana is playing its worst, and another team plays
its best, the game might be close," another fan said.
A Pizza Hut employe didn't seem to mind wearing his
ridiculous red and white striped Pizza jacket, for it resembles,
Indiana's warm-up pants.
Although the people in these parts don't like the recent
Sports Illustrated article about their beloved Hoosiers-
"who cares how much Knight swears?" one student said-
Hoosier interest in reading about the team runs highj
Naturally, the Athletic Department boisterously displays its
basketball team's number-one ranking. But there's nothing in
the Big-Ten like Indiana's uproarious crowd. The noise is deaf-
ening, and the clapping to "Indiana, My Indiana" is thrilling
Michigan's Wayman Britt added what was perhaps the best
perception of present Indiana emotion. Britt commented, "Every-
body walks around here with their heads held high."
son scored 19 points and Min-
nesota turned back a late Illi-
nois rally to post a 56-50 victory
The Gophers held their
share of second place in the
Big Ten with a 7-3 record and
boosted their overall mark to
Minnesota battled to a 25-23
halftime lead and then spurted
ahead 36-27 in the second half.
The Illini, led by Rick Sch-
midt, came back and eventually1
cut the lead to 50-48 before
Mark Landsberger and Thomp-j
son scored tohput the Gophers
Schmidt led Illinois with 17
and Tom Carmichael pitched
in with 12.
The loss left Illinois with a
3-7 record in the conference
and 7-11 for the season.
* * *
outstanding shooting exhibition,
worth 36 points, powered Mich-
N. Carolina 79, S. Florida 82
Alabama 86, Vanderbilt 72
U. of Detroit 101, Grand Valley 74
Auburn 62, Tennessee 59
Kentucky 77, LSU 76
Oral Roberts 90, Murray 79
Boston 114, Detroit 100
K.C.-Omaha 100, Philadelphia 87
igan State's swift Spartans to;
a 101-83 vi 4try over Ohio State
Furlow, a 6-foot-S junior
from Flint, hit 12 of 19 floor
shots and 12 of 13 free throws
for a career high output to
power the Spartans to their j
second victory over the Buck-
eyes this season.
Michigan State, now 6-4 in the
conference and 12-5 overall, hit
20 of their first 31 shots for
a 43-24 lead in the first 16 min-
Craig Taylor scored a career-
high 28 points for Ohio State,
dropping to 5-5 league and 11-9
WEST LAFAYETTE - John
Garrett, Bruce Parkinson and
Eugene Parker hit 18 points
apiece last night as Purdue
walked away from Iowa, 107-72,
in Big Ten basketball.
Purdue pulled away from
the Hawkeyes quickly and was
still building a lead at the
end of the game. The 35-point
spread at the buzzer was the
widest of the game and the
worst beating the Boilermak-
ers have ever given Iowa.
Larry Moore topped the Iawk-
eyes with 14 poinits, and Scott
Thompson, Fred Haberecht and
Bruce King added 12 each.
The Boilermakers hit 58 per
cent of their shots for the
game, slightly better the second,
half than the first, despite un-
limited substitution by Coach
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