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THE MICHiGAN DAILY Sunday, February 10, 1974


Sunday, February 10, 1974






Robbie Moore-occupation: Goal-
mder, Michigan Wolverines. Hob-
y: it must be witchcraft. With
4oore making save after incredible
ave last night, the Michigan icers
rhipped top-ranked Michigan Tech
.3. .
Don Fardig was the late hero,
coring two goals in the final per-
>d to lead the Wolverines to their
.rst sweep of the Huskies since
BUT FARDIG got the chance to
e the hero l a r g e l y through
oore's efforts. If the Wolverines
ad been trailing by six when he
cored then nobody would have
ared. And it could have been 7-1
oing to the final stanza. Six times
n the first two periods a Tech
layer had nothing but Moore be-
veen himself and paydirt; six
mes they came away with noth-
ig but frustration.
The game started much as the
riday game (a 5-4 Michigan win).
t 1:54 of the first period, Doug
indskog tipped in a beautiful pass
ram Angie Moretto to give the
Tolverines the lead.
Moretto cruised in on the right,
aited until Huskie netminder Jim
Varden committed himself, and
hen slid it right to Lindskog for
ne of the easier goals he will
ever score.
THE WOLVERINES manag-d t.,
old that 1-0 lead for the remaind-
r of the period. "Managed" is
he only word that applies: Tech
ad more shots on goal (15-9),
pent more time in Michigan ice
tan anywhere else, and generally
ontrolled the flow of play. But
hey could never get past More.
At 4:00 Moore stopped Mike

Usilato on a breakaway; at 16:50
Usilato and Steve Jensen broke in
with a beautifully timed two on
one. They got the same result :hat
collegiate hockey's leading scorer,
Mike Zuke, got when fired at
Moore from 12 feet out in the slot
which was the same result Bob
D'Alvise got on his breakaways
at 17:30 and 19:35. Absolutely noth-
SEVEN MINUTES into the sec-
ond frame, Warden, named third
star of the game, started a rash of
great saves by stopping Don Dufek
on a semi-breakaway. He was un-
touchable for the rest of the
stanza, thwarting Kris Manery
twice at the 10 minute mark, and
a Randy Neal breakaway at 16.25.
Fired up by the job their goal-
tender was doing, the Huskies
finally got on the board. Usilato
scored the goal, a carbon-copy of
The two teams came out a bit
tentative in the third, and it was
no wonder after all of tne hard
work they had put in to be tied at,
1-1. It looked like goals were going
to be scarce-neitherside wanted
to give away an easy one But
finally the Wolverines got rolling,
and it was Fardig and Boo Fal-,

came at 18:25, when Greg Fox
dove to the ice to prevent the
puck from going to Steele, who
would have had an easy break-
Michigan coach Dan Farrell was
understandably exuberant follow-
SPORTS ing the game. As he sat happily
exhausted in his office, he spoke
about what the win could mean
ROGER ROSSITER to the Wolverines. "What a lift to
our team," Farrell said, "we
might have gained ourselves a
coner who did the damage. playoffsspot tonight. This was the
g first series we swept all year in
FOUR MINUTES into the period the conference, and it should be
they had a two on one that was a great lift for our series (Colora-
stopped. In the next 50 seconds do College) next weekend.
they each took a shot before Far- "You know, I felt all year that
dig softly slid the puck past War- we could play against anybody,
den off a Falconer feed. They were but we just haven't been able to
at it again three minutes lacer--atj do it."
7:56 Falconer rebounded a Fardig Robbie Moore was even happier:
miss, and the Wolverines had a "This puts in pretty good shape.
3-1 lead. We beat number one in the nation
twice- so what does that make
The lead was short-lived, thankswhh
to some poor officiating. Paul usPretty good, Robbie. Pretty
Paris went off on a terrible trip- r ggood.
ping call at 8:50, and 24 seconds
later D'Alvise cut the margin to Who's invincible?
3-2. Wise almost tied the game two SCORE BY PERIODS
minutes later when his semi-break- 1C2E3BF
away shot hit the post, and when Michigan Tech 0 1 2z3
Greg Natale went off for a cross- Michigan 1 0 3 4
check, Bill Steele whipped home a SAVES
wrist shot to knot the count. tNI rden a,12 tot.
d~AJ V~tU1 1 3d IJ O

The Huskies' Zuke, apparently
frustrated at being held to one
lonely assist in the series, took a
foolish slashing penalty at 13:46.
The penalty gave Don Fardig the
opening he needed. Five seconds
later he fired a rifle-like wrist shot
past Warden for the game winner.
to protect, and they did a good
job of it. The unquestionable key

(AiT) warden4 17 1U 36
(M) Moore 15 14 10 39
SCORING: 1. M--D. Lindskog (Mo-
retto, Neal) 1:54.
SCORING: 2. MT-Usitalo (Vorlicek,
S. Jensen) 17:33.
SCORING: 3. M-Fardig (Falconer)
4:50; 4. M-Faiconers(Fardig, Hughes)
7:46; 5. MT-D'Alvise (Steele, Nahir-
gang) pp, 9:14; 6. MT-Steele (Nahr-
gang, Usitalo) pp, 10:58; 7. M- Fardig
(Moretto) pp, 13:51.

DOUG LINDSKOG (foreground) and Michigan teammate Angie Mo retto steam toward the Michigan Tech goal followed in close pur-
suit by Huskie Bob D'Alvise in last night's 4-3 Wolverine victory at Yost Ice Arena. The victory was Michigan's second straight over
the nationally top ranked and WCHA leading Huskies. The series s weep was Michigan's first of the season and kept them in the thick
of the WCHA playoff race.

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Wolverines relax, run.

. .

By GEORGE HASTINGS of Michigan's usually aggressive
Like Woody Hayes' football team, defense. "At the start of the game,
Ohio State had a bunch of big, our defense just wasn't as tough'
mean-looking guys, and they wore as it has been," said Joe Johnson.
red uniforms. But the caliber of But finally, the Wolverines got
play of the basketball Buckeyes untracked. Michigan came up with
bore little resemblance to that of several steals to get the fast break
their football counterparts yester-i started, and in the final six min-

He did have special prais
Russell, though. "Campy ha
excellent game for us, pl
guard, forward, even center
C. J. was in trouble," he,
Russell had subbed for Kup
center at the end of the first

The easy victory brought the
e for Wolverines' overall record up to
d an 15-3, and kept Michigan on top
aying of the Big Ten with a 7-1 mark.
when Ohio State dropped to 6-12, and 1-7
said. in the conference, their *worst
ec at marks in years.

.. .have a good time
"E EHAD A lot of fun out there. The coaches just told us to
go out and have a good time, so we did" related a happy
Michigan guard Joe Johnson after he and his Wolverine team-
mates had put on a virtuoso performance for the Crisler Arena
crowd and a regional television. audience by humbling Ohio
State, 91-68, yesterday afternoon.
The Wolverines, tied' for first in the Big Ten with a 7-1
record and possessors of a fine 15-3 overall mark, parlayed their
running game with strong board work from co-captains Campy
Russell and C. J. Kupec, for the impressive victory.
Russell and Kupec teamed for 34. rebounds and were con-
stantly either triggering fast breaks with accurate outlet heaves
or leading the break themselves with driving layups and out-
side jumpers. The Buckeyes were unable to defend against the
Michigan guns and couldn't compete on the boards with the
Wolverine leapers.
A main ingredient in Michigan's success this winter and
a tribute to Coach Orr, has been his team's ability to over-
come a lack of height and a big goon in the middle with team-
work and speed.I
When' Michigan runs, the whole team runs. Thus, when
the center, as well as the guards and forwards can pull up and
make that 18-footer with consistent accuracy, the opposition
must alter its defensive pattern and leave the middle relative-
ly wide open for driving.
The 6-8 Kupec performs this chore marvelously for the
Wolverines as his outside shooting, passing, and defensive re-
bounds get Michigan rolling to many an easy basket. This
has been especially obvious the past two Saturdays against
"weak sisters" Illinois and OSU, with Kupec taking in a total
of 32 rebounds and scoring 34 points in those games.
Russell, who succeeded in putting on a good show for his
television audience, compiled still another impressive stat sheet
with 22 points, a career high of 19 rebounds, and seven assists.
Indeed, the degree of Michigan's team play could be seen once
again in the assists column with a total of 29, eight by ace play-
maker Johnson.
"We need the good passes to make us go", commented
the tiny Detroit junior. "Everybody deserves to score so I
give up the ball. That's my main job."
Johnson did his job quite well right after the lone queasy
moment of the game when Kupec, who has yet to foul out all
year, picked up his third personal with 2:45 to go in the first
half, and Michigan holding a scant 37-32 advantage.
Combining with Wayman Britt and temporary center Rus-
sell, Johnson led the Wolverines to a 10-2 burst to assume a more
comfortable 47-34 lead at the half.
Russell triggered a couple of breaks with rebounds and Britt
canned one jumper and followed that with a layup off a John-
son feed. Johnson hit Lionel Worrell for another bucket and
came down on the Wolverines' next possession to score from the
top of the key. Rick White's buzzer shot increased the lead to
Veteran Ohio State mentor Fred Taylor had to be suf-
fering in those early moments of the second half when the
Wolverines outscored his-'Buckeyes, 18-4,, to increase the Ohio
State deficit to 27 points just five minutes after intermission.
Most conspicuous by his presence on Buckeye bench for the
entire game was Captain Wardell Jackson. Jackson, a 6-7 senior
forward, was the fifth leading scorer among returning Big Ten
players and his disappointing play - as well as that of other
upperclassmen - has made Taylor go to his younger players.
"These guys have to perform every time they put on a
uniform whether it's practice or a game. When I say perform,
I mean defense and all aspects of basketball", Taylor asserted.
"Basketball's a 94-foot game."

day, as Ohio State was blown off utes of the half Michigan turned a when Kupec sat out with three MICHIGAN FACES another weak
the court at Crisler Arena by the 31-28 lead into a comfortable 47-34 fouls. "He scored well, rebounded opponent when they take on North-
Michigan Wolverines, 91-68. halftime margin. Russell, who had very well, and got some assists." western at Crisler Monday night.
Led once again by Campy Russell 15 points at half, and Britt sparked RUSSELL AND KUPEC were If Orr can keep his team from
and C. J. Kupec, the Wolverines the 16-6 Wolverine surge. even more effective hitting the looking ahead to next Saturday's
outshot, outrebounded, outdefensed IMMEDIATELY AFTER the in-: backboards than they were in scor- crucial battle at Indiana, the Wol-
and outran the inept Buckeyes in termiss ion the Blue really began ing. Their combined count of 34 verines ought to be able to go into
the second half and led by as many to turn on the heat. Dominating carems came close to matching their stretch drive for the Big Ten
as 36 points before the Ohio State both boards and revving up the OSU's entire output, as Michigan title with an 8-1 conference record.
reserves cut the final margin. running game, the Wolverines' thoroughly outrebounded 0 h i o No ti tod
Russell, the Big Ten's second- swept by the bewildered visitors|State, 62-41.
leading scorer, ran up one of his 18-4 in the first five minutes, and' Beyond the two big guys, it was MICHIGAN
biggest statistical days as he suddenly Michigan had a 27-point Grote, Britt, and Johnson who ' eG F R PT
a a ay asy.. Russell 9-21 4-6s 19s 1z2
dumped in 22 points, hauled down 65-38 lead and the game was a really made the difference in the Britt 6-11 0-0 6 2 12
19 rebounds and even found time rout. contest. The trio teamed to hit Kupec 8-19 0-0 15 3 16
to contribute seven assists. Orr felt that his team played as 18 of 33 shots as each scored 12 Johnson 6-12 0-0 1 2 12
oit hl rt dd i -Grote 6-10 0-1 6 1 12
KUPEC ADDED 16 points and 15 well at the start of the second half poits, while Britt added six re- Rogers 3-5 0-0 4 1 6
boards, while Steve Grote, Wayman as at any time this season. "We bounds, Johnson eight assists, and Worrel 3-3 1-2 1 0 7
Britt, and Joe Johnson each fin- were nearly perfect for five minutes Grote five assists. White 1-3 0-0 0 1 2
ished with 12. In fact, all five there," Orr commented while I ALSO ENCOURAGING was the Whitterern0-0 0-0 3010
Michigan starters had reached shaking his head. play of Michigan's top two sub- Ayler 0-0 0-0 1 1 0
double figures with ten minutes THE MICHIGAN MENTOR did stitutes, Lionel Worrell and Chuck Johnston 1-1 0-0 0 2 2
left in the game. not let his team slow up. With Rogers, who each saw twelve mm- t otlS 4TATE
The Wolverines started the con- Russell dancing around on the in- utes of playing time. Worrell sank FG FT R P T
test slowly, however. For the side, Kupec bombing from long- all three of his floor shots and a Andreas 9-1 2-4 6 3 20
game's first fourteen minutes, distance, and Johnson handing out free throw for seven points, and Taylor 3-9 0-2 8 16
Michigan had to struggle to merely the assists, the Michigan lead Rogers chipped in six points and Repella 3-8 0-0 6 3 6
stay ahead of the Buckeyes. slowly increased. four rebounds. Bolden 7-21 2-4 3 3 16
Michigan coach John Orr had With seven minutes left, Britt hit For Ohio State, theperformances egeeier 2- 0-0 2 1 4
stressed all week that he thought, a lay-up to make it 80-49 and with of Andreas and Wenner were the Team totals 32-82 4-10 41 16 68
OSU was a better team than their a 31-point lead, the cautious Orr biggest bright spots as they hit for score by Periods
1-6 record showed, and for a while, declared victory. Lloyd Schinnerer 20 and 12 points, respectively.1MHIGSA TE 35 33-68
it looked like maybe he was right. entered the line-up, and the rest Guard Steve Bolden had 16, but Att.-9132
The Bucks' bruising front line of of the bench soon followed. The ten of those were in the final three
6-7 Bill Andreas, 6-6 Steve Wenner, subs upped the tally to 88-52 before minutes, and he mad only seven ! "
and 6-10 Craig Taylor was giving relaxing in the final minutes. of 21 shots. W illia is
Michigan trouble on the boards andu After the game, Orr seemed to
picking up a substantial share of have run out of the things he has
tsbeen saying all year about his
THE BIGGEST reason Ohio State team's play. "There's not much I'S11IES
stayed close, though, was a lack can say," he shrugged, "we played II
FOOS ERSRUMPIV irhin" R V.Miriiao Ki

Doily Photo by ROLFE TESSE
Campy for two


. miciga
Alabama 73

By The Associated Press 1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.-Indiana'si
12th-ranked Hurryin' Hoosiers, with
reserves playing about half the
game, blasted Illinois 107-67 in Big:
Ten basketball yesterday behind'
sophomore Scott May's career-high'
22 points. '
Indiana, scoring more than 100,
points for the first time in Coach.
Bob Knight's three-year tenure, led
51-32 at halftime. Indiana's biggest
lead was 42 points, 107-65, with less
than a minute to go.
Rick Schmidt provided Illinois'
only offense, scoring a game-high
29 points, 17 of those in the second
period. Quinn Buckner added 13
points, and Steve Green 12 in the
balanced Hoosier attack.'
May, a 6-foot-7 starting forward
who played just over 16 minutes,
hit 11 of 12 shots from the field to
pace the hot-shooting Hoosiers. As
a team, Indiana connected on 461,
of 89 shots~for .517.

Notre Dan
N. Carolin
d o p Notre Dam"n
en loat tI 91am aS. Carolina
ermakers overpowered Minnesota's game losing streak for Wisconsin height disadvantage to begin with, Buffalo 10
Gophers 64-45 yesterday and re- and extended the hapless Hawk- lost 6-foot-9 center Jim Collins on Atanita 99
tained a share of first place in the eyes' winless string to eight con- fouls less than four minutes intol
Big Ten basketball race. secutive games. Wisconsin had lost the second half. Iowa also lost(Montreal7
Kendrick gave the Boilermakers its previous two games by one Candy LaPrince, the game's lead-' Boston 5,1
the burst they needed at the start j point margins. ing scorer with 26 points, and for- Los Angel,
of the second half. He scored eight The Hawkeyes, at a severe ward Larry Parker on fouls. Vancouve
consecutive points to push Purdue ~-- ~~~_ - -_.
to a 38-25 bulge and the Boilers' INDIANA'S 97TH STRAIGHT
added steadily to the lead the rest
of the way.
Dennis Shaffer, the Big Ten's -
leading scorer, paced the Gophers Hoosiers owr Itt 1
w ith 15 points- w ell below his aver- age of 23 points a game. Phil Filer
age of 23 points a game. Phil Filer
was next in Minnesota scoring with Special To The Daily the previous best.
nine. BLOOMINGTON - There should be something Most disappointingly f
The Gophers, playing their de- in the Constitution to prevent what happened to odS tu
liberate ball control offense, liter- Michigan's swimmers here yesterday. "We swam Ten record holder Stu Isa
ally dug their own hole in the Sae' adadwst
second half. They were unable t one of our best meets," claimed coach Gus Stager, Stager's words, and was it
work for the easy shot and the but the Hoosiers still won all dual meet events and Isaac came back to w
ballhawking Boilermakers repeat- crushed the Maize and Blue, 88-35. stroke, which didn't count
edly picked passes off and turned "Right now," Stager continued, "the way by posting a fine 59:07.02
them into, easy layups. Indiana is swimming I'd' have to say that if you thenationals.
Kejndrick nmulled dan '17re Itnn-r~ k alte nthertnn cswxim3 tea~msin the naitin th

an 78, E. Michigan 55
'3, Tennessee 54
te 87. Duke 68
a St. 111, Furman 91
La 81, Dayton 68
S. Illinois 78
75, Marquette 69
3, New York 100, ot
9Cleveland 90
8, Philadelphia 75
7, NY Rangers 2
Philadelphia 3
!s 2, St. Louis 1.
Minnesota 1
r 5, Detroit 4


Special To The Daily
EAST LANSING-Last night, in
the cold wastelands of central
Michigan, an unknown Wolverine
trackster, Dave Williams, outran
the national 600-yard indoor record
holder, MSU's Bob Cassleman.
B'efore this meet, William, a
junior, had been narrowly defeated
twice by Cassleman. Yesterday,
Williams took a comfortable lead
and managed to keep it throughout
the race.
"It was purposely a slow race,"
Williams said. "I was waiting for
him to catch up because he (Cas-
sleman) can out-kick me, but he
never did."
Cassleman's American record is
1:08.2 and last night's winning
time was 1:10.4.
State's Marshall Dill set a world
record for the indoor 300 with 29.3.
The second-place finisher, Kent
State's Bill Mason, finished at
least 20 yards back at 30.4.
Coming off a bout with mono,
Wolverine Andy Johnson ran third
in the 1000-yard run, clocking

.nn en
for the Wolverines, Big
ac "screwed around," in
oppled by Indiana fresh-
he 200-yard breaststroke.
in the 100-yard breast-
in the dual meet tally,
which qualified him for

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