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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, January 13, 1974

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, January 13, 1974

Wolverines

hang

on,

nip

Minnesota

66-65

By MARC FELDMAN -
Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - The 18th-.
ranked Michigan Wolverines
staved off a frantic Minnesota
rally in the closing minutes to SUNDAY
post a nerve-jarring 66-65 Big SNA
Ten victory over the Golden
Gophers at Williams A r e n a NIGHT EDITORS: JIM EC:
yesterday afternoon.
The 10-2 Wolverines led by 16
points, 55-39, with under nine min- the left baseline and sliced the
utes to play before foul trouble Michigan advantage to 63-58 with
and the hot hands of Gopher guard 1:52 left. 14 seconds later Campy
Rick McCutcheon and Flip Saun- Russell was whistled for charging,1
ders got Minnesota moving. bringing the 11,216 fans who
McCutcheon, who scored 17 of braved 20-below zero temperatures
his 20 points in the second half, to their feet.#
controlled almost all the time They sat down temporarily wheni
the Gophers had it. His driving C.J. Kupec made the defensive
moves to the hoop brought a tor- gem of the game, blocking a
rential succession of fouls from Saunders shot into the waiting
Michigan guards Joe Johnson 'hands of Grote. Showing great,
and Lionel Worrell. poise, Grote ran the club in John-
Burdened with just two fouls son's absence and drew McCutch-
midway through the second stanza, eon into a foul with 58 seconds
Johnson picked up three personals remaining.
in a 1:48 span to foul out with over GROTE MADE the first, and
seven minutes still remaining. when the second was off the mark.
Then McCutcheon went to work on Kupec tipped it in for a 66-58 lead.
the reserve Worrell, inducing four But the tenacious Gophers still
fouls from the freshman guard in had time for one last rally, scor-
just a little over four minutes. ing seven points in the final 37
All these fouls and foul shots seconds to cut Michigan's victory
had a corrosive effect on' what margin to one thin point when the
had been an imposing Michigan final horn sounded.
lead. Suddenly, the visitors led by Dennis Shaffer hit a three-point
just five points, 59-54, with 4:13 play after Wayman Britt missed
on the clock. from the line and Charlie Sims
After Wolverine Steve Grote came back with a ten-footer with
hit a couple of free throws to up 22 seconds left. Saunders fouledf
the lead to seven, Saunders sand- Grote 12 seconds later, but Grote
wiched a couple of errant shots missed the free throw and thej
around a Michigan turnover. The Gophers cleared the boards and
Wolverines then played ball con- called time.
trol and ate nearly a minute off With a three-point lead Mich-
the clock before turning it over igan Coach Johnny Orr ordered
once again. his players to keep their hands
McCutcheon and Grote exchanged off the Gophers, so Pete Gilcud's
braces of free throws before the buzer tip-in only finalized the
irrepresible Gopher guard drove score.
- _ _E--x - _- lainin- the near-fatal col-

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SPORTS
KER and BRIAN DEMING
exhibition for most of the after-
noon.

McCutcheon came back for the
Gophers with a couple of jump-
ers but the Wolverines went on
a 13-4 tear to assume the 16 point
lead. Russell tallied seven, John-
son four, and Kupec two during
the spurt.
Michigan showed its painful lack
of depth when Johnson and Wor-
rell fouled out and starting for-
ward Britt had to move to the
backcourt, a position he had not
played since the second day of
practice in October.
Johnny Orr said, "A win is a

Campy Russell, who scored a win, especially when it's on the.
game-high of 23 points, meshed his road." The Wolverines won, but
consummate skills with his team- the lack of frontline substitutes
mates and dominated play at both will haunt the Wolverines many
ends of the court. Seemingly play- times before this Big Ten season
ing all three positions, Russell is over.
triggered fast breaks with long out-
let heaves, gunned from long and Golden Gophers
short range, and hit his teammates tarnished
with efficient passes.
Russell made 11 of his 19 shots, MICHIGAN
including a number of off-balance GroteFG FT R F iTP
jumpers with Gophers hanging al so10-4
over him. He also pulled down 11 Kupec 4-8 6-7 12 2 14
rebounds. The Wolverines led by Britt 2-9 0-1 2 4 4
nine points on several occasions Russell 11-19 1-3 11 4 23
in the first half, with Russell and Rores 1-1 0-0 0150
Kupec leading the way. Team 6
The junior co-captain combined TOTALS 25-52 16-22 37 25 66
for 22 points and 14 rebounds in MINNESOTA
the opening period before a basket FG FT R F TP
and two free throws by Shaffer cut Mccutcheon 6-11 8-13 6 5 20
the Michigan lead to 34-29 at half- Saunders 5-16 4-4 1 4 14
time Gilcud 3-5 0-0 10 3 6
time Sim 2-5 2-2 2

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Michigan threatened to blow the.
game open six minutes inta the
second half when Russell and
Grote scored on passes from Britt
and Kupec, and Grote canned a
couple of free throws for a 42-31.
lead.

Shaffer 7-18 5-5 5
Filer 0-4 0-0 2
Dungy 0-0 0-0 0
Team 7
TOTALS 23-59 19-24 37
SCORE BY PERIODS
MICHIGAN 34
Minnesota 29
Att. 11,296

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AP Photo
MICHIGAN's BATTLING BACKCOURTMAN Steve Grote (30) wedges around Minnesota center Peter Gilcud (32) and after Gopher guard
Rick McCutcheon (22) during the Wolverines convincing 66-65 victory y esterday. Grote's clutch foul shooting down the stretch kept Minnesota
at bay and helped Johnny Orr's scrappy crew to remain unbeaten in Big Ten play.
FALCONER FLOURISHES

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By BILL STIEG

In an abrupt turnabout last night,
the Michigan hockey teamrebound
ed from a lackluster loss Friday
and rolled to a convincing 6-2 vic-
tory over North Dakota.
Led by Bob Falconer's four
goals, the Wolverines decisively'
outplayed the Fighting Sioux be-
fore an enormously pleased crowd
of 4,287 in Yost Ice Arena.
In every facet of the game, Mich-
igan completely outclassed their
opponents to hang onto a three-
point lead over the Sioux in the
battle for the eighth and last play-
off in the WCHA.
Though Falconer was definitely

Northw
to slugg

By CLARKE COGSDILL

. I

Special To The Daily
EVANSTON - Michigan's top
ranked wrestlers may have scored
their least impressive duel meet'
victory when they overcame a
tough pack of Northwestern Wild-
cats 22-12 here, yesterday. Yet it
may also prove to be the most
significant.
THE MAIZE AND BLUE were
forced to the limits of their re-
sources by a team which was gen-
erally regarded as no better than
fourth in preseason Big Ten rank-
ings as it led by a mere one point,
13-12, after seven of the day's
ten matches had been completed.
"I'm disappointed we ware so
f 1 a t," post - mortemed Michigan
wrestling coach Rick Bay. "But
I'm not surprised-we had some
pretty lackadaisical practices this
week and the guys might have
come into here just a bit over-
BADGERS UPSET
Swimme r
Special To The Daily
MADISON - Wisconsin swam to
a 70-53 upset victory over Mich-
igan here yesterday in a meet fea-
,turing only four Michigan vic-
tories. Coach Jack Pattinger'ss
Badgers splashed to victory in nine
events on their way to triumph.
The Wolverines opened the meet
with wins in the 400 yard medley,
relay and the 1000 yard freestyle
as the team of Chris Hansen, Stu
Isaac, Fred Yawger, and Paul
Foster nipped the Wisconsin squad
by a second in the relay and Norm
Semchyschen swam to a 9:51 win
in the freestyle.

gndekers pound
the scoring hero of the contest, P e t e r Waselovich. Waselovich Later in the period, Pete Dun-
several of the Wolverines also play- steered away the first shot, but bar scored his first goal of the
ed great games. In the nets, Rob- Falconer quickly flipped the re- season, and Paul Paris added an-
bie Moore was his usual outstand- bound out in front where it hi an other tally with a long slap shot
ing self, not losing his shutout until unsuspecting Sioux defender in the from the blue line.
the third period. chest and bounced into the net. By now the crowd realized Micn-
Angie Moretto, one of Fal- A little more than a minute igan had wrapped up the game and
coner's linemates, had a fine later, Falconer was lucky again began to root for Moore's first
night and picked up three assists. when Pete Fox's slap shot from the shutout of the season. But at 6:38
On defense, Tom Lindskog made point glanced off his skate aid slid of the final stanza, NoDak winger
several good plays to stymie the past Waselovich for another goal, Tom Evans beat the diminutive
North Dakota attack. making the score 2-0 when the goaltender with a slap shot from
Michigan dominated the opening period ended. ten feet out.
play, but was unable to score until At 7:40 of the middle period, Fay- Michigan regained the five goal
12:38 of the first period when coner gained his hat trick with a lead less than two minutes later,
Falconer picked off a NoDak pass quick shot from close in when though, as Moretto and Falconer
at their blue line and skated in Moretto set him up after winning clicked again in one of the most
for a clear breakaway on goalie a face off in the Sioux zone. exciting plays of the game. The
_______- ---- two Wolverines broke into the
Sioux zone with one defender back
-Ken Gibbs. Gibbs made a beau-
ester succum bs kno lf falling stab at the puck and
~LI5i11 UI5 U111J S knocked it away from Moretto, ap-
parently breaking up the threat.
But Moretto, recovering the puck
amazingly quickly, centered it back
m n to a waiting Bob Falconer, who
sh B um neatly flipped it into the upper left
hand corner of the net. As the
crowd roared its approval, a frus-
confident." had been expected to get. trated Gibbs violently pounded his
But Bill Davids, who scored "I think that getting that win stick against the boards, smash-
Michigan's only pin of the after- they didn't expect at 126 kind of ingkitgintseer ds.Hsa-
noon viewed matters from a dif- turned them on," Bay noted is dis- ig it into several pieces. His ac-
ferent perspective. "This meet did cussing several of the other entire Siouxteam exerinte
not mean anything," the defending matches. entightn
Big Ten 126-pound runnerup em- Bill Schuck and Dan Brink, both last night.
phasized. "We know we can do it of whom lost heart-breakers in the g North Dakota scored one more
if we have to-and we will." third period, were the principles goal late in the game on a pow-
IN FACT Davids' pin Nas one of the Wildcats' newfound spirit. der to finish the scoring.y
of the keys to the eventual Wol- BUT THE Maize and Blue vet- Michigan coach Da Farrell ex-
verine triumph. It came immedi- erans had some spirit of their ownIiian othe taringarrellight
ately after Jim Brown had gar- which enabled them to do what h plained the startling overnight
nered a disappointing - by his they had to do when they had to change in his clubs performance.
standards-decision over Wildcat do it to transform a cliff-hanger'"re h ear et nd thi
Don Anderson, and Tom Space, into a comfortable victory. morning," he related, "and we
rushed into action following a last Team captain Jerry Hubbard, Sioux ambushed
minute injury to regular 126-pound- admittedly wrestling below par,'
er Rich Valley, dropped a tough was still able to come back from SCORE BY PERIODS
7-5 verdict at the hands of NorthIa quick 2-0 deficit-the first time MICHIGAN 2 3 1-6
western freshman Harry Earl. he has trailed at any time in North Dakota 0 0 2-2
A pin counts the same ;n team match this season-to -ompile a FIRST PERIOD
scoring as two regular decisions. 15-5 superior decision over Dave sCORING: 1. M-Falconer (unassist-
Thus Davids' accomplishment sub- Perse which was far more im- ed) 12:38; 2. M-Falconer (Fox Moret-
stituted nicely for the pin Valley pressive on the scoreboard than to) 13:44.
______ _ _ the action had been on the mat. SECOND PERIOD
T(Then,after John Ryan, weaken- SCORING: 3. M-Falconer (Moretto)
7:40; 4. M - Dunbar (Blianzy, Dufek
BLUE: ed by a crash weight reduct'on 12:29; 5. - Paris (Palmer, Kardos)
program, was destroyed 12-3 by 16:52.
Northwesterner D a v e Froehlich, THIRD PERIOD
Hibbard called a quick impromptu SCORING: 6. ND -- Evans '(Cruise)
s d u n k ed ! with the three whose actions were 6:38; 7. M - Falconer (Moretto, Fox)
to determine the outcome - Rob 8:06; 8. ND - D. Drader (Kompon, De-
Huizenga, Dave Curby, and Gary Piero) 14:08.
Ernst.SAS
Tankers sunk THE IMPACT was obvious. Non Waselovich (ND) 19 8 8-35
400 YD. MEDLEY -Michigan (Han- of the three had any difficulty in ATTENDANCE: 4287
sen, Isaac, Yawger, Foster) 3:34.4. thoroughly dominating their respec ..:.'. 1 1*11
1000 YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Semchys- tive opponents, to sew up the >'F: ':>'
chen (M), 9:51, 2. Ihmoff (W), 3. Fish- match.
bar (M). "avin those three coming in
200 YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Horner " ig t
(W), 1:44.1, 2. Evans (W), 3. Downie at the end is a big edge i our C
(M). favor," Bay remarked jubilantlv. COLLEGE BASKETBALL
ONE ETE DIV - . Cre (), -<<MICHIGAN 66, Minnesota 65
ONE METER DIVE - 1. Cyre (W), "A team has to be up on us pretty Indiana 52, Wisconsin 51
50 YD. FREESTYLE - 1. Lynch (W), good if they can expect to ;et by Purdue 91, Illinois 69
22.2, 2. Aranha (M), 3. Striedel (W). those guys and still beat us." Michigan State 83, Ohio State 75
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - 1. Szuba The ' eNorthwestern 87, Iowa 67
(M), 1:157.6, 2. Isaac (M), 3. Rein- TheC tats meow Western Michigan 105, U of D 89
schreiber (W). .118--Jim Brown (M) dec. Don An- Central Mich. 80, Kent State 72
200 YD. BUTTERFLY - 1. Rein- derson (N), 8-1. North Carolina St. 96, Clemson 68
schreiber (W), 1:55.4, 2. Szuba (M), 3. 126-Harry Earl (N) dec. Tony Space Notre Dame 87, Xavier 44
Jarney ( E4). (M), 7. yAkron 61, Eastern Mich. 49
THREE METER DIVE -- 1. Huber 134-Billy Davids (M) pinned Dave Providence 75, Cal-Irvine 51

loosiers

SOuX
straightened out some problems.
There was definitely a change in
attitude for tonight's game. I made
damn sure of that."
Whatever the reason, the Wol-
verines played a completely dif-
ferent type of game last night -
hustling and scrapping and com-
pletely dominating the contest.
Next weekend the team travels to
Wisconsin where they can probably
use all they can get of the same
kind of play shown last night.

lapse in the closing minutes, Orr-L--J
commented, "We lost our momen-
tum just like Indiana did against special To The Daily margin held up for much of the
us last week and it was hard for YPSILANTI - Michigan's Var- second half, as both teams were
us to become aggressive again. sity Reserves came through with running a good pattern offense.
Without Johnson, our quarterback, ygo atenofne
yan excellent defensive performance Michigan led atthe half, 27-21.
an ae ihBitpaigot~Ilast night and smothered Eastern EMU closed the margin to one
gosie" aMichigan 64-43. The victory was early in the second period, but
the fifth of a so-far undefeated Michigan promptly put on another.
The freshman Grote was respon-~j W o 1 v e r i n e season, and came surge that put the game away for
sible for what little offense Mich- against an opponent that was gen- keeps. Kent Storey and Daryl Car-
igan did generate down the stre ach erally considered to be the toughest ter took command of the boards at
tallied in the final nine minutes Michigan will play this year. that point, making strong con-
I of the game, Grote scored seven The Baby Blue harassed Eastern tributions to the Wolverines, overall
and set up another two with a into an abyssal 32 per cent shoot- 42-30 rebounding advantage.
court-length pass. He finished with ing night, and held the Huron's Storey played a strong game for
19 points, 13 'after intermission. leading scorer, Ted Hipsher, to an the Baby Blue, finishing with 16
With the exception of the open- 0 for 2 night from the field. points and 7 rebounds. Bill Burress
ig seven minutes, Michigan led With the score tied at six-all added 10 points and 7 rebounds,
all the way, taking the lead per- early in the game, Michigan held while Randy McLean grabbed 5
manently at 10-9. The Wolver- Eastern scoreless for six minutes boards in his Michigan debut.
inees put on a fine basketball and moved out to a 15-6 lead. That JOHN KAHLER

Purdue skips

By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON-Indiana, which
squandered a seven-point halftime
lead, scored its last five points
from the free-throw line yesterday,
including one by John Laskowski
with 27 seconds left, giving the
Hoosiers a 52-51 Big Ten basket-
ball victory over Wisconsin.
Indiana, tied with Wisconsin
for the No. 13 ranking nationally,
led 32-25 at the half but saw its
margin disappear in the second
half as the Badgers rallied to tie
the game at 51-51 with 34 seconds
to go.
Laskowski, who had scored two
of the Hoosiers' final free throws
before his game-winning toss, fin-
ished with 14 points to lead the
Hoosiers after coming off the
bench. Sophomore Scott May add-
ed 11 points for Indiana, all in the
first half.
Gary Anderson topped the
Badgers with 18 points.
The victory gave Indiana a 9-3
overall record, while Wisconsin
fell to 9-2. Both teams now stand
1-1 in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers were strong off the
boards in the first half, using a
26-13 rebounding advantage to con-
trol the action. But the Badgers
outrebounded Indiana 19-9 in the
final period to make the game
close.
* * *

i
r

scored 23 points and paced Purdue
yesterday to a 91-69 victory over
Illinois in a Big Ten basketball
game.
The defeat, the worst suffered
at home by Illinois since a 90-71
loss to Indiana in 1972, left the
Illini 4-5 for the season and 1-1
in the Big Ten. Purdue is 9-4
overall and 3-0 in the conference.
Kendrick, a 6-foot-6 senior, was
high scorer for Purdue.
Sophomore reserve Dennis Graff
scored 17 points to lead the Illini,
mostly in the second half. He sank
four consecutive free throws after
a fight erupted in the waning mo-
ments of the match.
Purdue broke on top midway
through the first half, leading 20-
16 with 10:40 to go and racing
to a 43-29 halftime lead.
The Boilermakers opened the
widest margin of the game midway
through the second half, taking a
75-46 lead with 6:46 remaining.
* * *
Spartans sparkle
EAST LANSING-Junior center
Lindsay Hairston paced, Michigan
State with his shooting and de-
fense yesterday, leading the Spar-
tans to an 83-75 Big Ten basketball
victory over Ohio State.
Hairston, who led the Spartan
scoring with 17 points, tallied
four of MSU's 10 straight points
as they broke a tie and built up
a 51-41 lead with 13:41 left in
the game.
Ohio State, which held an eight
point bulge midway through the
first half, came back to tie the
score at 59-59 behind the shooting
of center Bill Andreas, whose
Big Ten
Standings j

seven points led
spurt. He had 21

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ri

game. After
Then Michigan State's Perry the Wil
Furlow scored on a jumper with on a jum
9:32 left to give the Spartans the Willie V
lead, at 61-59, they never re- for thex
linquished. Iowa t
In the first half Ohio State built and 24 b
up a 25-17 edge, but Michigan seven st
State tied it 32-32 and went on to center B
build a 39-34 margin at intermis- in five,
sion. halftime.
Michigan State is now 1-1 in Startin
conference play, and 6-5 overall, the sec
while the Buckeyes are 0-2 in Big broke t
Ten play, and 5-7 for the season. scoringI
* ** * first fou
Iowa's
Wildcats win points,s
EVANSTON - Northwestern led Prince,f
Iowa by at least 12 points through- of the g
out the second half of a Big Ten guardS
basketball game yesterday, defeat- up 17.

three minutes of play,
deats pulled ahead 10-8
mp shot by junior forward
Williams and didn't trail
rest of the game.
ied the game twice at 22
efore the Wildcats ran off
raight points, with 6-foot-8
Bryan Ashzaugh dumping
at 6:08 minutes left until
ing with a 41-35 lead in
cond half, Northwestern
the game open by out-
the Hawkeyes 14-4 in the
ir minutes.
leading scorer with 25
senior -guard Candy La-
fouled out toward the end
ame. Hawkeye sophomore
Scott Thompson racked

slip

by Badgers;
past Illinois

Boilers bubble
CHAMPAIGN - Frank

the comeback ! ing the Hawkeyes 87-67 for their
points for the first conference victory.

KendrickI

1Wgymnasts control
Big Ten Invi11tational
by LEBA HERTZ Fernandez (also of Indiana) fin-
and TOM PYDEN ished third with 9.05 points.
The Michigan gymnastics team Michigan did a fantastic job on
came out of the Big Ten Invitational the side horse. Jerry Poynton in
with accolades from Newt Loken placing first scored a praiseworthy
that "All the hard work paid off." 9.25 points. Teammate Rupert Han-
Except for one event, the Wol- sen finished second with a fine
verines garnered first place in score of 8.95.
every category. In the high bar, Michigan again
In the All-Arounds, all three win- placed first and second with Medd
ners were from Michigan. Pierre garnering first with 9.05 points
LeClerc, who was sensational in and Bruce Keeshin second with
the optionals, placed first with a 8.85.
total of 96.55. Bruce Medd finished In vaulting and the parallel bars,
second with a score of 95.95 and the only winners were Michigan
Jean Gagnon third with 94.85 men. Vaulting produced an ex-
points. tremely close finish. LeClerc just
Randy Sakamoto of Michigan, beat out teammates Gagnon and
who qualified in the' optionals J. P. Bouchard who tied for second
with a leading 9.05, won the floor with 9.15 points. LeClerc garnered
c~r. k<, ----t-- ..-An fo nc 017..1 ,inintR,

ORES
St. Bonaventure 84, Duquesne 71
Alabama 85, Mississippi St. 68
Oklahoma 65, Kansas St. 63
LSU 84, Vanderbilt 81
New Mexico St. 80, Tulsa 75
NHL
Detroit 6, Los Angeles 0
New York R's 6, Vancouver 1
Pittsburg 5, Buffalo 2
Montreal 7, Boston 3
New York I's 4, Minnesota 3
Toronto 4, St. Louis 2
SEIOR BO nWL.

Conference

All Games
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Purdue

3-0

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