THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By JOHN KAHLER
bility, and Wolverine quickness'
It's too bad more people produced a series of successful
didn't show up at Crisler Are- fast breaks that stunned the Bad-
na last night. The Michigan gers. And Wayman Britt not only
Wolverines put on a powerful contained his taller foe; he domi-
exhi*ition of basketball com- nated him, contributing rebound-
pletely outplaying the Badgers ing strength on the defensive
of Wisconsin by a score of boards.
83-75. C. J. Kupec hit for Michigan's
Wisconsin brought probably the first bucket, and Joe Johnson con-
tallest team in the nation into Ann verted on a three point play to
Arbor, last night, with a starting start Michigan rolling. A Badger
lineup that ran 6-11, 6-11, 6-8, 6-6, press gave the Wolverines minimal
and 6-5. In attempting to defense trouble, as Johnny Orr's cagers
these giants coach Johnny Orr was simply went around their Badger
forced to set up a series of mis- } defenders.
matches, the most blatant being
5-10 Joe Johnson on 6-6 Marcus AT THIS point, Wisconsin coach
McCoy and 6-2 Wayman Britt on John Powless elected to go with a
6-11 Kerry Hughes. faster lineup, putting Lamont Wea-
ver, a mere six-footer, into the
IT LOOKED for a while like the game. But it made little difference.
height advantage might cause Joe Johnson put on quite a display
Michigan some, serious problems, of ballhawking for the home crowd,
as 19th ranked Wisconsin rolled floating through the key for one
out to an early 10-1 lead. But all layup and drawing a foul from
that concern proved unnecessary. Weaver in the process.
The Wisconsin guards lacked mo- The disciplined Badgers continu-;
ed to lead for most of the half, how-
ever. It took a pair of Kupec free
throws to send Michigan into the
locker room holding a 42-40 advan-
tage following one hell of a first
Wisconsin had used a zone on
Michigan in the first twenty min-E
utes. Among other things, the
zone contained Campy Russell
fairly well, as Campy hit on only
two buckets in the first half. How-
ever, Powless switched his team
to a fateful man-to-man in the sec-
Koehler told a somewhat differ- have both an advantage and a dis-
ent story. "Russell gave me a advantage in being a short for-
cheap shot across the throat. I ward. I'm quicker than the people
merely shoved him back, but the I'm guarding."
refs didn't see him hit me. He and IN ADDITION to their rebounds,
Britt were threatening me the en- Russell and Britt were the high
tire game. point men for Michigan with 25
The most amazing statistic of and 16 tallies, respectively. McCoy.
the entire game was rebounding. and Gary Anderson led Wisconsin
Michigan outrebounded Wisconsin with 17 points.
45 to 32 with Britt and Russell tied
for the individual honors with 11 If there were any doubts in the
popular mind that Michigan was
apiece. After the game, Britt gave a gni fte cten ths
some insight asthw eplda, genuine fidle contender, this
som iseigas to how he pulled gime should dispell them. A
off a seemingly impossible feat. tough schedule still lies ahead, but
"It was just hard work, determi- in the immortal words of Tug Mc-
nation, and position. Actually, I Graw, "Ya gotta believe."
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Goliaths bite the dL
Russell 10-26 5-5
Britt 6-12 4-6
Kupec 5-9 3-4
Johnson 4-9 3-4
Grote 7-9 1-2
Worrell 1-3 1-2
Totals 33-68 17-23
Hughes, Kerry 4-7 0-0
Koehler 3-6 4-5
Hughes, Kim 6-15 1-2
15 rechnical Fouls:
3 consin (Koehler)
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MICHIGAN'S, C.J. KUPEC (41) and Steve Grote (30) harass Wisconsin's Kim Hughes (45) as the Badger
center looks in desperation to pass off to an open te ammate. The action took place at Crisler Arena last
night as the Wolverine cagers ripped Wisconsin 83-75 to remain in the thick of the Big Ten race.
THAT DECISION proved disas-
Ust trous to the Badgers. With the
score tied at 51-all, Campy con-
7-11 3-3 7 3 17 nected on the next ten Michigan
7-17 3-5 4 2 17 buckets. When the binge ended
4-6 0-0 0 4 8s
1-1 0-0 1 0 2 Michigan was up 61-55 and in com-
0-1 o-o 1 0 0 mand of the game.
32-64 11-15 32 18 75
Michigan bench; Wis- The majority of Campy's bas-
kets came on shots of 18 feet or
more, and in no case was a Wis-
BY PERIODsconsi defender within reasonable
42 41 83 distance of him. One shot, in fact,
40 35 75 swished after Campy had slipped
0 and fallen twice while dribbling the
ball. After Lionel Worrell and Kim
Hughes traded buckets, Russell
converted two foul shots and work-
ed loose underneath to receive a
Johnson mnss that put Michigan up
by ten, 67-57.
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SPARTANS SPEAR ILLINI
The 'little'. Wolverines.
... outrebound the big guys
By MARC FELDMAN
"IT'S A GREAT FEELING to look out on the court at the end
of a game and have your whole team on the floor," sighed a
relieved Johnny Orr moments after his upstart Michigan basket-
ball team had taken its fifth Big Ten victory of the season, an
83-75 thrashing of the Wisconsin Badgers at Crisler Arena last
The Wolverines, who have acquired a reputation for having
ice water in their veins by winning four out of five games
decided by two points or less, actuallyadidn'tneed any last
second heroics to pull still another relatively tight game out
of the fire.
The Badgers are probably the tallest basketball team in
captivity with the 6-11 Hughes twins, 6-8 forward Dale Koeh-
ler and a pair of 6-S guards in Marcus McCoy and Gary
Anderson, and It appeared to the pre-game prognosticators
that it would be a battle of Wolverine speed and quickness
against Badger height.
However, no one told the Wolverines to be timid on the
boards. As improbable as it may seem the Wolverines, giving
away an average of five inches per man, outrebounded the
"We knew we could win if we got the defensive rebounds,"
analyzed Orr. "We've outrebounded every team we've played
all year except UCLA and Purdue. I don't know why-maybe
the ball bounces to us most of the time and we catch it."
Michigan forward Wayman Britt, who has become accustom-
ed to huge height disadvantages at his corner position, faced
his biggest differential in guarding 6-11 Kerry Hughes last night.
But amazingly, the diminutive Britt outrebounded his Badger
counterpart 11-2 (the 11 caroms representing a season high)
and outscored him, 16-8.
'The Flint native wasn't picking his rebounds off the
floor either. "Britt really jumps well," Orr said. "He was
outjumping those big guys. You know, some people say a
guy his size can't play college ball but he just plays with
super desire. He's a great kid, and he works hard."
But it was a team effort that enabled Michigan to remain
solidly entrenched in second place in the Big Ten. This em-
phasis on team play could be seen most graphically in the
For the game, Michigan hit 33 field goals, and 25 of those
baskets were set up by a teammate. Joe Johnson had a seasonal
team high with nine passes himself, Campy Russell had six, and
C. J. Kupec, five.
Kupec had just seven rebounds, but his advantage in mo-
bility over his .plodding Wisconsin counterparts was obvious in
the latter stages of the game when he. participated in the Michi-
gan ball control patterns. Twice in those final moments Badgers
tried to take the ball from him near the top of the key, and
he responded by hitting Russell a. couple of times underneath
for four quick points.
Both teams played extremely well in the first 20 min-
utes, with the Wolverines rallying late in the half for a 42-40
intermission edge. Each team went easy on the fouls, easy on
the, turnovers, and heavy on the teamwork.
Russell, who was held to six in the early going, really
turned it on in the second half and finished with a game high of
25 points. The Wolverines trailed 51-49 with five minutes gone in
the second half before Russell put on one of those one-man shows
that have become characteristic for the Pontiac junior.
In the next five minutes, Russell scored 14 of Michigan's
18 points in an 18-6 spree that opened up a 67-57 Wolverine lead.
But McCoy led the Badgers back to'within five points, 71-66,
forcing Michigan to call time, and brace for another frantic finish.
"We made a change just then, putting Russell on McCoy
and Britt on Koeher and maybe it was luck, but neither
of them scored apoint the rest of the way," Michigan's boss,
It's too bad that only 8,230 of the Crisler faithful braved the
Ann Arbor tundra to come see the game. Each team basically
played its style but the Wolverines meshed their forte, speed
with suprising board work, forcing the Badgers to play catch-up
ball most of the second half.
The Bodgrs who had lost jst twice in thirteen games be-
fore lst night (one-point rod lsses to Indiana and Marquette),
are still a big factor in the conference race, and Orr was quick
By The Associated Press tans over Illinois in Big Ten bas- Kinney's eight points.
COLUMBUS - Frank Kendrick's ketball last night. From then on the lead changed
two free throws with one second' The Spartans began their surge four times before Minnesota went
remaining last night gave Big Ten with 8:29 to go in the first half ahead to stay 55-54 on two free
basketball leader Purdue a 67-65' when Cedric Milton made a tip-in tosses by Dennis Shaffer at 2:07.
victory over Ohio State. to put Michigan State ahead for In making their Big Ten record
Kendrick, asenor forward, §ank the first time at 20-19. Hairston 1-4, the Gophers' hit .548 from the
both ends of a ed-o nfr who finished with 19 points, then floor. Shaffer hit 25 points, 12 in
throw situation after being fouled reeled off nine straight points to the last half, while Rick McCut-
'by the Buckeyes' Wardell Jackson. head the Spartans on their way. cheon added 18, a dozen in the
The ictoy 1first half.
The .victory pushed the Boiler- Michigan State expanded its 45-M innesota was 11-11 from the
makers' conference record to 6-0 32 halftime lead to 18 points on six foul line, and Shaffer was 9-9.
and their over-all record to 12--5. occasions in the second half before McKinney topped Northwestern
Ohio State now is 1-4 in the Big taking its largest lead of the night with 10 points in each half. The
Ten and 6-8 over-all, at 85-66. Wildcats, 1-6, made only .426 per
Freshman Larry Bolden missed Fouls plagued Illinois as its top cent of their floor shots.
two free throws with four seconds scorers bowed out of the game in
remaining and Purdue grabbed the the second half. Mlini senior guard
rebound. After a time out, Purdue; Jeff Dawson, who- had 21 Points,
passed the ball twice to Kendrick If i1d out with 6:33 to go and
in the Boilermakers' front court, teammate Rick Schmidt, with 14
where Jackson committed the cost- points, left with 5:16 to play.
SMiKe Robinson led the Spartans
Kendrick's free throws ruined a in scoring with 26 points. The Spar-
valiant comeback by the Buckeyes, tans raised their Big Ten record to
who trailed by 14 points in the 5-2 and their over-all mark to 10-6.
first half and by 10 points with 10 Illinois fell to 4-10 over-all and 1-4
minutes to play. in the conference.
Bruce Parkinson led Purdue with
18 points, one more than Kendrick.W lct
John Garrett, the Boilermakers' Gophers singe Wildcats
6-foot-1l center averaging 23 points, EVANSTON - Phil Saunders'
wa l tn 'two free throws in the final 19
seconds iced a 57-54 Minnesota vic-
By LESLIE RIESTER
The Michigan women's basketball
team came from behind last night
to overcome a scrappy Toledo Uni-
versity, 43-37. Sparked by Lydia
Sims' eight fourth quarter points,
the Wolverines pulled back from
a 22-12 halftime deficit to gain the
WISCONSIN attempted to rally
their forces. McCoy, now in the!
front line in place of Kerry Hughes,
started 'getting loose underneath.
But Johnny Orr countered that by!
simply switching his defenders,
moving Russell onto McCoy and
transferring Britt to Dale Koehler.
Following this move, McC6y was
heard from no more.
A near fight between Russell and
Koehler marred the closing minute
of the game, with Koehler assess-
ed a technical for his part in the
proceedings. Russell claimed later;
that Koehler piled onto him when
he was on the floor scrambling for
the ball with another Badger
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clutch free throw shooting put
the Wolverines ahead to stay,
Sims fouled out in the midst of
Michigan's rally, but the Wolver-
ines never faltered. Toledo cracked
under the pressure, committing
three straight fouls to seal the
game for Michigan.
Sims finished with 18 points for
Michigan. Gilfillan and Vander
chipped in with seven and six re-
spectively. Jan Sabin was high for
Toledo with 12.
In the preliminary game, the
Varsity Reserves couldn't over-
come a cold first half, and fell to
Toledo's Varsity Reserves 53-27.
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State stampedes Illinois
'EAST LANSING - Junior center
Lindsay Hairston keyed a 19-3
burst by Michigan State midway
through the first half, setting the
stage for a 93-82 romp by the Spar-
By DAVE HILLYER
Michigan's Varsity Reserve bas-
ketball team lost its second game
in a row yesterday, by a score of
74-55. Grand Rapids Aquinas turned
back the Baby Blue last night to
lower the V-R.-team's record to 6-2.
Randy McLean of Michigan led
both teams with 19 points. He had
help from Kent Storey, Daryl Car-
ter, and Les Brown who each gar-
nered eight. McLean and Carter
had ten rebounds apiece for the
AQUINAS JUMPED out in front
21-14 and was never topped the
rest of the way. The nearest the
Wolverines could get to the lead
was four points, early in the sec-
tory over Northwestern in a Big Michigan was ice cold in the first
Ten basketball game last night. half, hitting only five of 43 shots.
A teaMeanwhile, Toledo's 5-10 center,
After the Gophers took a 31-24 Jan Sabin, put in six of her 12
halftime lead, Northwestern went points to give the Rockets a ten
ahead 50-49 with 5:47 to go in a point halftime lead.
10-point spurt topped by Billy Mc- In the second half, Michigan's
tight zone press forced Toledo
into numerous mistakes, but the
4 fa Wolverines just couldn't capital-
3s ize until the fourth quarter.
Michigan coach Victor Katch was
ecst giving full praise to his
- , tam'shustle and desire. "If we'd
4 ",hit as many shots in the first half
as we did in the fourth quarter,
we would have put the game away
'ond half. But baskets by Bob Schie- by halftime."
ser and Mark Kaufman upped the Sophomores Gray Gilfillan and
lead once again and not even Mc- Debbie Vander came off the bench
'Lean's efforts could change the fi- in the third quarter to aid the Wol-
nal outcome. verine cause. Both played tough
McLean, who didn't start either defense, hawking the ball and forc-
half, played his second strong ing Rocket turnovers.
game in a row. Last week against Things began to click for Mich-
Toledo he had 12 points and 8 re- igan in the fourth quarter. Gilfilian
bounds in a losing cause. Yester- sank five of her seven points as
day, in the second half, he scored the Wolverines s t a r t e d moving
11 points, after being inserted with more aggressively.
15 minutes left on the clock. Down 29-26, the Wolverines'out-
COACH BILL Frieder of the shot Toledo to take a 31-30,
young Wolverines had praise for lead. The teams traded baskets
the Aquinas team: "They just shot before some tough defense and
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