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Tuesday, February 5, 1974


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Tuesday, February 5, 1974 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven




Michigan's wrestlers squeaked
through to their narrowest victory
of the season last night, downing
the sixth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners
17-15 before about 3,500 enthusias-
tic fans in Crisler Arena.
Despite the thin margin, it was
one of the Wolverines' better per-
formances of the year.
Oklahoma pulled a minor sur-
prise before the match, benching,
134-pounder Cris Antonetti, insert-
ing Shawn Garel at 126, and mov-
ing r e g u 1 a r 126-pounder Norm
Hatchett up to 134.
The maneuver half-worked. Ga-
rel combined a takedown and 2-
point near-fall toward the end of
the second period of his match
with Rich Valley to move out to
a 5-0 lead.
As Michigan mat mentor Rick3
Bay pointed out: "You just
can't afford these 4-point mis-
takes when you wrestle against3


this caliber of competition."
Hatchett endured a bleak fate.
Billy Davids manhandled him
for six near-falls on the way to
an amazing 29-S superior deci-
sion, the widest point margin for
any Michigan wrestler this year.
The extra point from Davids'
superior decision formed one-half
of the winning margin. The other
half came from Rob Huizenga's 12-
2 superior decision trashing of Tim

The Maize and Blue went be-
hind the eight-ball in the first
match, when Jim Brown suffer-
ed his first loss of the campaign
against Oklahoma's Gary Breece,
one of the nation's outstanding
men at 118 this year. The loss,
although disappointing, did not
"I haven't been feeling as well
as Ishould," the composed Brown
post-mortemed. "He's the first
truly tough kid I've had all year.
I needed a match like this to find
out where I stand; I feel I can
beat him next time.'"
Following Davids' success, the
u n d e r appreciated Bill Schuck
scored a takedown with a minute
and a half left in his match with
Sooner Brian Beatson to clinch a
3-2 decision that put the Wolver-
ines ahead for the first time.
Wolverine Captain Jerry Hub-
bard's 10.2 win over Frank Peck,
Huizenga's superior decision, and
Dave Curby's close-but-convinc-

11:32, and stayed in contention the
rest of the way. Brink made a
valuable contribution to Michigan's
cause by avoiding a fall or super-
ior decision.
The same could be said of
167-pounder John Ryan, who as-
tounded just about everyone by
riding out Oklahoma's outstand-
ing Jeff Callard for the entire
second period of their confron-
But Ryan's moment of glory
came with 1:20 left in the match,
when Callard put a headlock with
the elbow exposed to bring the De-
troit Catholic Central alumnus to
the 'brink of doom. Ryan fought
desperately for more than a mm-
ute from his back, and even his
coach thought he wouldn't make
it-but the three points he denied
the Sooners made all the differ-
The top-ranked grapplers will
face another formidable foe this }
Saturday, when they visit East
Lansing to put their 24-meet win
streak in jeopardy against the Michigan'
fifth-ranked Spartans. with a mi

eu on the road Blues
If someone suggested back in November that'with the Big
Ten basketball schedule half over, Michigan would be in first
place with MSU only a half game behind, most "experts" would
have questioned his -knowledge of Big Ten basketball. Both
teams lost a great deal of talent from squads that had gone only
6-8 the year before, and they also possessed the two most
murderous schedules in the league.
But now, as a result of a long jump shot by the Spartans'
Mike Robinson in East Lansing Saturday, the seemingly un-
likely scenario described above is now fact. Michigan, with
a sparkling 6-1 record, is tied for the Big Ten lead with
Purdue, while MSU at 6-2 along with Indiana at 5-1 are a
mere half-game off the pace. Completing the first division
of the Big Ten is Wisconsin, which had a bad week, but
at 3-3 is still not out of the picture yet.
With the conference leaders jammed as tightly at the top
as they are at the season's halfway mark, it seems likely that
the race for the Big Ten crown is going to go down to the
wire. It's a good time to sit back and take a look at the
schedules of the contenders.
When Wolverine coach John Orr moaned at the beginning
of the year how tough a schedule his team faced, many report-
ers ignored him. They mistakenly assumed that any kind of a
schedule was going to be tough for the Wolverines this season.
But a closer look at the Michigan line-up of conference games
proves that Orr wasn't kidding.
Indiana eases in
Perhaps the best way to look at the Big Ten schedule is in
terms of games among the five top conference powers. Evaluat-
ing the schedule on these terms, the Wolverines appear to
easily take the cake for the toughest line-up. Michigan must
play eight games this season against the other four contenders,
taking on each home-and-home. On the other hand, the other
four leaders have only six games against first-division teams.
But even among the other four contenders, there are
varying degrees of difficulty in schedule. In the Big Ten,
where you play matters just as much as who you play, and
the various teams play a different number of their key
games at home and on the road. Michigan State, for exam-
ple, has to play four of their six "toughies" on the road,
making those contests even rougher.
Indiana, on the other 'hand, was blessed with the easiest
schedule. Of their six important games, four are at home. Fall-
ing in the middle are Purdue and Wisconsin, who each play three
big ones at home and three away.
But what of the Big Ten games still left on the schedule?
Who has the easiest time remaining? Again, the answer
seems to be the Hoosiers, who have four tough contests left,
but play three of them at home. "Indiana, without a doubt, is
the team to beat," Orr says. Wisconsin has a similar line-
up, but with their 3-3 record, they're going to have to win
all of them.
Purdue and Michigan State both have three key games re-
maining, one of them at home and two away. And once again,
the Wolverines appear to have the toughest road ahead of them,
since they play only one contender at home from here on in,
and three on the road.
Title pressure mounts
Several key games appear to be shaping up. Indiana plays at
slumping Wisconsin next Monday night; their last really difficult
road contest of the year. If they get by that game unscathed,
the Hoosiers will be in the driver's seat. The following Satur-
day Michigan is at Indiana and Wisconsin at Purdue, in games
the visitors will almost have to win.
The next weekend the pressure will be on the Wolverines
again, as they play both Purdue and Wisconsin, while Michigan
State journeys to Indiana. Then finally, on the last day of the
season with the conference crown probably on the line, Purdue
invades Indiana while Michigan must travel to Michigan State.
The stakes are high for these final pressure games. The
Big Ten winner, of course, wins a shot at the NCAA Mideast
regional, where such friendly adversaries at Notre Dame
and Marquette should greet them. The second-place finisher
cops an automatic bid to a tourney for second-place teams
from the major conferences, held in St. Louis. Third and
perhaps even fourth finishers could be rewarded with bids for

New York's NIT tournament.
But Orr's sights, of course, are set on the Big Ten title.
To win, he says "We'll probably have to go 12-2, or 11-3, which
might tie it and force a playoff." To do that, though, the Wol-
verines will have to win some big games on the road, especially
at Indiana.
This year marks the last time the schedule will be a major
factor in the Big Ten race. Beginning next season, the confer-
ence will go to an eighteen-game schedule, with everybody play-

s Bill Shuck (right) faces Oklahoma's Brian Beatson (left) in early action in the 142 pound contest. Shuck scored a takedown
Minute and a half gone in the third period to pull out a vital 3-2 win for the Wolverines.

, .




ing 3-2 conquest of visiting Jim By RICH LERNER Steve Ad
Elrod provided the remainder of THE MICHIGAN track express ines' las
the Maize and Blue's 17 points, impressively sped past Notre 57'9". M
When Ernst stepped on the mat, Dame and Bowling Green in South with a h
Michigan was ahead 17-12, and Bend this past Saturday. Michigan
the Saline giant needed only to scored 67 points, BGSU-51, and FRESH
avoid being pinned to clinch the Notre Dame-44. The Maize and the first
evening. Blue captured 10 'out of 15 events yard run
That's about all he did. Sooner with Bowling Greentsnaring three faded. T
Bill Kalbrenner hurled nim to the and the remaining two events fall- determine
mat at the 1-minute mark, scoring ing to Notre Dame. nucleosis
one of those decisive four-point Jim Howe paced the Wolverine McDona
takedown-near fall plays. onslaught, winning both the 60-yard ster to
dash and the 300-yard run. Howe beating]B
The Wolverines could not haveI topped off his performance by run- Jesser
afforded the luxury of Ernst's ning the lead leg in the victorious both slea
setback had it not been for strong mile-relay team which includes
performances by two men who Jeff Macleod, freshman T r i s
were expected to lose-Dan Brink Carta, and anchorman Dave Wil-
and John Ryan. liams.
Brink at 158 figured to have Howe earned enough points to
about as much chance as a Water. win his letter solely on the basis
gate burglar in Judge Sirica's of Saturday night's performance.
court against tough Oklahoman Abe Butler also won two events, I
Rod Kilgore. The gutty Wolverine springing 22'10 " to take the long
scored the match's first takedown jump and 45'3%" in the triple By
j umn Butler surnrised track coach

dams garnered the Wolver- to place second and fourth respec-
t victory, putting the shot tively. This height is a new per-
like Lantry placed third sonal record for Saunders. Terry
heave of 51'8". Hart failed to clear his opening
height in the pole vault and failed:
HMAN Andy Johnson led to place. Ed Kulka continued to
three laps of the 1000- improve by finishing second with
in before he mysteriously a mark of 14'0".
he cause was subsequently All in all, the South Bend meet
ned to be a case of mono- was a successful tune-up for the
Bowling Green's Craig track team. Yesterday co-captain
ld out kicked Bill Bol- Kim Rowe returned from the
take the mile in 4:12.9, Commonwealth Games. in New I
Bolster by a second. ; Zealand and will run in the MSUj
Myers'and WillhSaunders relays in East Lansing this Satur-
ared 6'6" in the high jumpday.

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128-Gary Breece (OK) dec. Jim;Dixon Farmer by placing third in EAST LANSING - Notre Dame
Brown (M), 6-2. the 60, the first time he ever reserve freshman forward Bill
126-Shawn Garel (OK) dec. Rich competed in that event.rPaterno threw in a 20 foot shot
valley (M), 6-4. withone second left here last night!
134-Bill Davids-(M) sup. dec. Norm IN THE 880-yard run, Bob Mills to give the Irish a thrilling 91-89
147-in Schuk (M) dec. Brian e wre-to-wre to wn the event win over Michigan State, before a,
Bertson (OK), 3-2. 1:57.5. Williams, who has lb i t t e r 1 y disappointed capacity
150-Jerry Hubbard (M) dec. Frank ready qualified for the nationals in crowd of 12,500 at ancient Jenni-I
Peck (OK), 10-2. the 600, went out to do the same son Field House.
158-Rod Kilgore (OK) dec. Dan in the 440 and succeeded, winning Paterno's bucket spoiled a bril-
Brink (M), 7-5. the event in 48.9 seconds. In the liant effort by the upset mindedt
167-Jeff Callard (OK) dec. John Ry- 600, Macleod, a freshman from y
an (M), 6-0. Jamaica, broke the tape in 1:31.1 Spartans, and came only after a-
177-Rob Huizenga (M) sup. dec. to gain another Michigan wa1. final minute in which it looked
Tim Kerns (OK), 12-2. in ic an r like MSU might be able to dupli-
Keith Brown, distance man from
190-Dave Curby (M) dec. Jim ElrodI cate its last second victory of
(OK), 3-2. ) Shaker Heights, Ohio, broke open Saturday oversPurdue.
Hwt.-BiI Kalkbrenner (OK) dec.i the two mile at the 11/2 mile mark After Notre Dame center John
Gary Ernst (M), 8-4. l and held on to win in 9:16.0. 1ig9Shumate had tied the game at 89-89
with 1:12 to go, Michigan State
Sin k held the ball fo'r the final minute,
Gophers "I and every fan in the screaming
EUY/ t Y I ./ i".A. throng was sure the Spartans in-,
tended to go to Purdue game-hero
" e Mike Robinson for the last shot.
J~ctderblt tps ┬žiide But Spartan forward Terry
Furlow spoiled a great game-
long performance by unaccount-
By The Associated Press a 6-foot-6 senior, dropped in two ably taking a long 25-foot shot
MINNEAPOLIS-Dennis Shaffer free throws with eight seconds left1 with ten seconds left,.which miss-
scored 22 points and Pete GilcudI last night to give fifth-ranked Van- ed the rim. Notre Dame then got
hit his first five basket attempts derbilt a 67-65 Southeastern Con- the ball down to Paterno for
and picked off 11 rebounds last ference basketball victory over No. the game winner, only his fifth
night as the Minnesota Gophers 8 Alabama in a battle of the and sixth points of the night.
pulled away on late free throw league's co-leaders. Terry Comp- The Spartans proved, though,
shooting to down Ohio State 56-51 ton gave Vandy its first lead of that they were a match for the
in Big Ten basketball, the game at 64-63 with 31 seconds number three ranked Irish. They
SHAFFER HIT 9 of his 29 shots left. burst out to a quick 12-2 le1 d inE
from the field, while Gilcud follow- the game's first 2 minutes, drill-'
ed up four of the misses for baskets THE VICTORY broke the logjam ing in their first six Shots. But
and finished with 10 points. Phil at the top in the SEC race, leaving Notre Dame started throwing the!
Filer added 11 points for the Vandy with a 9-1 conference rec- ball inside to Shumate, who
Gophers, now 9-8 for the season ord and Alabama at 8-2. brought his team right back, and
Vandy is now 17-1 for the year into a 43-39 lead with Shumate
The teams were never separated and has won seven straight games. garnering 21 points by intermis-.
by more than four points until the The defeat snapped a nine-game sion.
finish, as the Gophers successfully winng streak for Alabama, now IMSU turned on the juice again
stalled out the last three minutes 15-3 overall, at the beginning of the second
and ended their scoring with six stanza outscoring Notre Dame
free throws as the Buckeyes tried ,;:ra:F.. 10-2 to take a brief lead. But the
S d Top Irish, with Shumate now effective-
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-Lee Fowler,- ply covered by State's Brian Bres-
1. CLI46 6~1976lin, began to go to" their guards,
1. UCLA 46 16-1 976 Gary Brokaw and Dwight Clay,
2. N. Carolina St. 15-1 830 and slowly inched out to a 76.671
S li a du s 3. Notre Dame 1 15-1 776
Su lvan dub 4. N. Carolina 15-2 643 lead.
Vanderbilt 1 16-1 507 But the Spartans gamely came
uMaryuat 17-2 466 back, going on yet anotherI
. Alabama 15-2 377 streak this time out-pointing the
Wn9. Long Beach St. 16-2 298 visitors 14-2 to gain an 81-78 mar-
; 10. Pittsurghe 17-1 242 gine.thfive minutese fitse
. -" 7V! L7 N 1 . dana t7-s ttog

and tuck until the final minute
thrills. The game was marked by
some of the best shooting by two
teams ever seen in Jennison.
Notre Dame shot a fantastic 63
per cent from the floor, while
the home team was not far be-
hind with 59 per cent.
For Notre Dame, Shumate led
with 27, despite being held ta i ii
the second half by a rotating group
of MSU forwards.

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LRj) aIIiiUuOF
Walton, wearing sandals and blue
jeans, accepted the top award this
country can give an amateur ath-
lete yesterday, insisting: "I would!
not be as good as I am without
our team."
The two-time All-American bas-
ketball star and player of the!
year was presented the James E.
Sullivan Award for 1973 by David
Rivenes, the president of the Ama-
teur Athletic Union.
Walton, who has played in just
one losing game since his junior
vjar , in- high -.I h l n pr.aneapti 24

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14. S. California 14-3 110
15. Louisville 14-3 105!
16. MICHIGAN 14-3 78
17. Kansas 13-4 42
18. Texas-El Paso 15-3 20
19. Oral Roberts 16-3 13
20. Md.-East. Shore 19-0 11
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