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Scaturd©y, March 15, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

MVichigan,

UCLA

By BILL STIEG
Special To The Daily
PULLMAN, Wash. - The
UCLA Bruins are awfully good
shooters, but that's not what
really worries Johnny Orr.
What happens when they miss
is Orr's biggest concern, and
there, in all probability, lies the
key to tonight's first round
West regional game between
Michigan and UCLA.
UCLA is blessed with a
plethora of talented basket-
ball players, and everyone
Tonight's Michigan-UCLA
basketball game will be
broadcast starting at 11:00
p.m. over radio stations WU-
OM (91.7 FM), WPAG (107.1
FM) and WAAM (1600 AM),
and over television station
WJBK TV-2, Detroit.
of them knows how to clean
the backboards.
The UCLA front line is 6-6,
6-9, and 6-8, and head coach
John Wooden can throw in a
seven-footer for good measure.
Michigan, on the other hand,
that be going with its less than
intimidating 6-2, 6-6, 6-8, group
that Orr has recently been call-
ing "the smallest major college
*lineup in the country."
Whether or not Orr's state-
ment is true, there's no doubt
Michigan will have its hands
full trying to keep the Bruins
away from the basket.
"Rebounding will tell the
story," admitted C. J. Kupec
yesterday. "We've got to take
our man and keep him off the
boards."
UCLA's most effective man
in the rebounding category is
6-8 forward Dave Meyers. He
has impressed the Michigan
coaches with his ability to grab
offensive rebounds.
For a while this week,
Michigan upset hopes were
fueled by rumors of a leg in-
jury that would sideline
Meyers tonight. But the ru-
mors are wrong.

Speedy BI
To no one's surprise, Meyers1
has recovered in time for to-
night's game.
Meyers, everybody's All-Ev-
erything - worked out yester-
day and looked as good as his
press clippings would indicate.
In fact, the entire UCLA team
looked good. Coach Wooden can
choose his starters from among
twelve high school All-Ameri-
cans.
Johnny Orr's squad does not
resemble Wooden's reservior of
raw talent. But Orr does pos-
sess some very dedicated indi-
viduals who in recent weeks
have been nearing the peak of
their game.
And Orr will need some
sterling , defensive efforts
from his players to pull off a
victory tonight.
John Robinson, who played
strongly in his last few Big
II
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ue face taller Br

code
" ances from Joe Johnson and
S- Steve Grote.
1111s Another edge the Maize and
Blue may have is its press. "We
ks and bank heard from scouting reports
and other sources that they
s, an edge are prone to mistakes on the
the back- press," Kupec said.
dre McCar- Michigan did not look sharp
ich are big, in practice yesterday, but Ku-
t Michigan pec maintains "We'll be ready
the usual to play." It will be a rough
e perform- night if they aren't.

Ten games, earned the unenvia- 1
ble task of boxing out Meyers.
At the other forward,
"guard" Wayman Britt, 6-2, is
assigned to 6-6 Marques John-
son, who averages 10.6 points
per game.
Orr and staff are hoping that
Britt can pull another job like1
he did against Notre Dame's
All-American Adrian Dantley
last year. Dantley managed
only two points in that game.
Kupec, at center, will guard
6-9 Richard Washington, a 14.8
scorer. Washington is described
as an excellent outside shooter
for a big man.
"He's probably their poorest
defensive player," says Kupec.'
"But offensively, he'd got a real ;
good jump shot."
UCLA's substitute at center
is Ralph Drollinger, a 7-1 giant,
who is strong defensively, and

relies on short hook
shots.
If Michigan has
anywhere it's in
court. UCLA's An
ter and Pete Trgov
strong drivers, bu
fans can count on
excellent defensive

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THE LINEUPS

MICHIGAN

UCLA

24
30
41
32
45

Joe Johnson (5-10)
Steve Grote (6-2)
C. J. Kupec (6-8)
Wayman Britt (6-2)
Johnny Robinson (6-4)

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31
54
34

Pete Trgovich (6-5)
Andre McCarter (6-3)
Richard Washington (6-9)
Marques Johnson (6-5)
Dave Meyers (6-8)

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BROWN, BRINK SPARKLE
grapp lers

Doily Photo lv KEN FINK
Wolverine forward Wayman Britt (right) overcomes some unusual defense by Purdue's Wal-
ter Jordan to score two of his fourteen points i, Michigan's 93-75 victory over the Boiler-
makers two weeks ago. Despite being only 6-2, Britt is one of the Big Ten's finest defensive
players. He will need a good shooting eye besides when Michigan faces the UCLA Bruins.
BLUE TRACKS TERS SHUT OUT:

By CLARKE COGSDILL "THE THING WAS that "We think Mark's improvingt
Special To The Daily Brink wrestled smart," said every match," said Michigan
Michigan coach Johannesen assistant coach Cal Jenkins.f
PRINCETON - Gaiety and "He could have stalled it out "We'll have him lifting weights
merriment reigned at the New and gotten away with it, but he all summer and we think he'sj
Brunswick Ramada Inn last just kept on coming. going to be a lot better nexte
night. Two Michigan wrestlers 'If he keeps wrestling like year."
became All-Americans. tIf ekeswetiglk er
Jim BrownAwhoeills wrthis," Johannesen continued IN THE TEAM RACE, Iowaf
Jim Brown, who will wrestle "he could make the consolation' has blown everyone else out of
for the national championship finals." the water. Four iiawkeyes have!
at 118 pounds tonight, was ex That will be a tall order: reached the finals, while no
peted to make it. But Dan Brink's next opponent will be other school claims more than
Brink, who will place no lower ; nst'sLryZivreg two title contenders. t
than sixth at 158, is a complete Minnesota's Larry Zilverberg, tWte onthaenders.
who has never had trouble with "We don't have it won yet,"
surprise. Brink in the past. said Iowa coach Gary Kurdel-
In his last consolation match meier. "It'll take a long strin
yesterday, Brink was pitted BROWN, on the other hand' meir It get us beat, but
against Missouri's Paul Berry, will be slightly favored over of quirks to get usmbeat, but
the surprise of the Big Eight Oklahoma's Shawn Garel for the well still go out tomorrow and
tournament. Berry had pinned 118-pound national champion-
defending national champ Rod shp. Grl h otiproe 3Ainrcnie
Kilgore of Oklahoma toplace man at his weight this year, 118-Brown (M) decisioned Gallo
(Hofstra) 11-11, 4-2; decisioned
second in the conference, and reached the finals with an 8-6 Guketlov (Montclair St.) 7-0
had upset sixth seeded Jon decsio ver Ia Stte's Mie 158-Brink (M) decisioned Ashley
Jackson of Oklahoma State in;Land. (wilkes Coll.) 4-3; won by forfeit'
the nationals. Land had previously knocked: over Houser (Tampa); decisioned
Most people didn't give Brink top seed Jack Spates of Slip- ry (Misso ) dicisioned Mc
a chance to survive. pery Rock into the loser's brac- Duffie (Hofstra) 11-4; lost by de-
Wrestling aggressively, Brink ket. cision to Froehlich (N'western)
muscled and charged his way The only sour note for the: 5-3I
toward the opponent, intimi- Wolverines came' when Mark Hwt.-Marsicano (M) won by for..
dating him to the point where Johnson was eliminated by by decision to Kaltbrenner (Ok-'
Berry did not shoot for a take- Northwestern's Dave Froehlich, lahoma) 8-1
down the entire match. The re- the Big Ten champ at 167. Today's Matches
sulting stalling point provided Froehlich placed fourth na- Jim Br)n vs Shawn Gare
the well - deserved margin of tionally last year and was seed- 158-Dan Brink vs. Larry Ziverberg
victory. ed seventh this time around. (Minnesota)

star
take it to them."
Typical of the Hawks' per-
formance has been 190-pounder
Greg Stevens' showing. Stevens
clobbered Wisconsin's Laur-
ent Soucie, who had defeated
Stevens for the Big Ten crown,
8-2 to reach the finals.
"He's our Cinderella story,"
Kurdelmeier said. "He wasn't
even on our first string last
year and now he's got a shot at
the national championship."
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By ANDY GLAZER
and RICH LERNER
- lb Th eDsef
DETROIT - Texas-El Paso.
seized the lead in the NCAA
indoor track championship last
night, with victories in the shot
put, 35-pound weight throw, and
triple jump, establishing them-
selves as heavy favorites to win
the title for the second consecu-
tive year.
T h r e e victories, combined
with an additional fourth place
in the shot put, gave the Miners
20 points, well ahead of second-
place Kansas (9 points).
Kansas coach Bob Timmons
virtually conceded the cham-
pionship to the Miners. "I don't
even know if we can hold on to
second place," he moaned.
The Jayhawks hold a three
point lead over Seton Hall. .
Michigan's small delegation
suffered through a disastrous
evening. The Wolverine mile
relay team, already crippled
by the loss of Jeff McLeod,
failed to qualify for this after-E

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noon's finals when Jim Grace
pulled up lame during his leg ......
of the race. I ail
Grace had b e e n running
strongly and was attempting toI
put Michigan into second place .: S r
behind Florida when the mis- '
hap occurred. NIGHT EDITOR.
"I was trying to pass him, RAY O'HARAj
(Eastern Michigan's man) and
he cut me off," said Grace,
grimacing in pain. "I had to ; "After the first three places,'
jump into the air and I hurt it's a wide open race," he add-
my leg when I came down." ed
ed.
Michigan's Big Ten 600-yd. Four of the seven champion-
champ, Dave Williams, failed ships won last night were cap-!
to qualify in his specialty. tured by foreigners. Shot put
Michigan's only remaining and 35-pound weight throw
hopes are freshman three- champs Hans Hoglund and
milers Mike MeGuire and Bill Peter Farmer of UTEP hail
Donakowski. from Sweden and Australia, re-
"I think if they (McGuire spectively. 440 champ Mike 4
and Donakowski) run a smart Sands of Penn State was born:
race and lay back they have a in the Bahamas, and two mile
chance to place fourth and titlist Nick Rose of Western
fifth. They can't go out and Kentucky is English.
try to run with the leaders," UTEP's Arnie Grimes set a
said Michigan distance coach meet record with a leap of
Ron Warhurst. 55-8 in the triple jump. Theo

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Hamilton of Kansas capturedc
the long jump and Utah]
State's Mark Enyeart won thec
880.
Eastern Michigan's mile re-a
lay team and defending 600
champion Stan Vinson both
qualified for the finals. Huron
60-yd dash man Hasely Craw-
ford advanced to the semifinals
and is headed for a showdown
with Tennessee's Reggie Jones,
Indiana's Mike McFarland, and
Iowa's Bobby Lawson.
Michigan football recruit
Harlan Huckleby of Cass Tech
excited the crowd with a bril-
liant anchor leg in the high
school mile relay.

r u t

Swami announces his
prep cage semi picks

By SWAMI ABDUL BEN-BOSI
Well sports fans, it's March, and that means
in Michigan it's the Al Bush lottery, or how to
get 4,000 people into a 3,000 seat gym. It is
otherwise known as the Michigan High School
Basketball tournament.
The quarterfinal round is history, and going
into the semis, there is only one defending
champion still in it, Bay City All Saints, in Class
C.
So on with the show. I guarantee that the
True Swami, Abdul Ben-Bosi will do better than
that phony in Detroit.
Class A HIGHLAND PARK (21-3) vs. DEAR-
BORN FORDSON (22-4) The Tractors of Ford-
son are known for their rugged defense, which
they used well against Lansing Everett. How-
ever, Highland Park has players that can put
the ball in the hoop with people hanging on both
arms. The Parkers killed Big Bad Berkley, but
they will have a tougher time with Fordson.
The Tractors will run out of gas here though.
Highland Park comes to Crisler.
FLINT NORTHWESTERN (19-6) vs. PLY-
MOUTH SALEM (22-2). Salem has more height
than the John Hancock Building with 6-9 Eric
Agardy and 6-7 Jim Ellingh m'sen. However
Po tiac Cntr41 hprdiv a nower in the tomh

in this one, but the Oilers will slide past Heights
in a barn burner.
LAKE ODESSA LAKEWOOD (24-1) vs.
JACKSON LUMEN CHRISTI (23-3). Lakewood
has been living on borrowed time for the last
two games, Flint Powers was a creampuff, Lu-
men Christi is a rock and the Jackson men will
roll .on to Crisler.
Class C BAY CITY ALL SAINTS (25-1) vs.
NEGAUNEE (21-4). These two teams last met
in a Class B quarterfinal game which lasted
three overtimes. The Miners from UP-land have
dug themselves in too deep this time and All
Saints, the State's number one 'C' school, goes
to its second straight final.
CASSOPOLIS (23-3) vs. HAMTRAMCK ST.
FLORIAN (21-4). Michigan's favorite city is
represented by St. Florian in this game. With
6-7 Kevin Williams controlling the boards for
St. Florian, it will be tough for Cassopolis to
prevail, despite their own All-Stater Roger
Walters. St. Florian wins to set up an all-Catho-
lic class C final with All Saints.
Class D CRYSTAL FALLS (23-3) vs. ALLEN-
DALE (17-8). Crystal Falls knocked off last
year's finalist, Harbor Spring's, in the quarter-
finals. Despite the distance from the Western
UP to Ann Arbor. they won't mind coming to;

_SCORES
NBA
Chicago 97, Detroit 94
Los Angeles 105, Milwaukee 104
Boston 103, Portland 98
Philadelphia 108, Phoenix 97
K C-Omaha 103, Washington 102
New York 103, Houston 94
Seattle 125, Buffalo 105
NHL
California 4, Detroit 2
Atlanta 1, New York Rangers 0
St. Louis 6, Kansas City 1
College Basketball
NCUT
Purdue 87, Missouri 74
Bowling Green 67, Tennessee 58
NCAA
Division II Championship
Old Dominion 76, New Orleans
College Hockey
NCAA
Minnesota 6, Harvard 4
Michigan Tech. 9, Boston U. 5
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