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Sunday, January 28, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

E oge Nine-I

The Michigan swim team took a giant
step in its preparation for Indiana, the
Big Ten Championships, and the NCAA
Championships by demolishing perennial
Southwestern C o n f e r e n c e champion,
Southern Methodist, 81-32, yesterday at
Matt Mann Pool.
The Wolverines passed their first major
challenge of the swim season with flying
colors by winning all but two events
against a strong Mustang teani, recently
conquerors of NCAA runners-up Southern
THE KEY TO the meet was the open-
ing event, the 400-yard medley relay. In
non-Big Ten meets, relays score 7-0, so
the winner would have a decided edge
going into the individual -events. Real-
izing the importance, the team of Chris
Hansen, Stu Isaac, Ray McCallough, the
outstanding swimmer of the meet, and
Jose Aranha turned in the best time of
the year with a clocking of 3:31.3, whip-
ping SMU by five seconds.

smash h)
McCullough tursned in the two biggest
upsets by beating the Mustangs' Ray Ince
and Paul Tietze in both the 50 and 100-
yard freestyle. Ince and Tietze had the
best times in the nation in both events
going into yesterday's meet.
"BY A RACE standpoint," stated a
happy Michigan coach Gus Stager, "the
two swims by McCullough were the best."
In the 50, McCullough pulled off a
superb turn to nip Tietze with a time of
:21.7. "I came out of the turn and was
shocked to see Tietze behind me," said
the victorious senior. "From then on, I
knew I had him."
The 100-yard freestyle saw McCullcugh
ease away from Ince and Tietze to win
with a clocking of :47.8.
"But the two best performances time-
wise, in my estimation," Stager explain-
ed, "were Larry Day's swim in the but-
terfly and Dick Quint's diving." As the
old master said, those were outstanding
efforts by two members of the swim team
of whom a lot is counted upon.

~gh y-ra tet
DAY FLASHED by SMU's John Rubot-
tom early in the 200-yard butterfly and
stopped the clock at 1:56.39 for his best
of the year. Quint, who has been diving
better with each meet, garnered an in-
credible 342.50 points in winning top hon-
ors off the three-meter springboard. Sev-
eral dives by Quint earned marks of
eight and higher. Joe Crawford won the
one-meter events and finished second to
Quint in the three-meter.
One new varsity and two new pool
records were established by the same
swimmers who previously held them. Tom
Szuba, swimming easy in two other races,
broke the record he earlier set in the
500-yard freestyle by 0.6 seconds. His,
4:42.22 was good enough to beat John
Thorburn handily.
STU ISAAC set a new pool record in the
200-yard breaststroke, eclipsing his old
mark with a new time of 2:11.16. Pat
Bauer swam his best race ever, finish-
ing second and beating SMU's nationally
ranked Larry Driver.


Dan Fishburn missed another record
in the 1000-yard freestyle by only a sec-
ond. His 9:57.6 was just shy of Carl
Robie's top time set a ;ouple years ago.
Isaac also won the individual medley
going under two minutes for the second
consecutive time. Hansen and teammate
Paul Foster went 1-2 in the backstroke
with Hansen's winning time at 1:58.33.
STAGER HAD praise for all his swim-
mers, even those who didn't win. "I
thought everyone swam well. Bauer was
super in the breaststroke, doing his best
time ever. Steve McCarthy, even though
he didn't win the 200 (freestyle), still
swam a smart race. Don Peterson con-
tinues to improve and so does Mark
SMU's only, wins came in the 200 free-
style with Thorburn taking the laurels
and the final event, the 400-yard freestyle
relay, where the Mustangs are nearly in-

MICHIGAN'S DAN FISHBURN, in the foreground and Tom Szuba (back) take off from the block at the
start of the 1000-yard freestyle in yesterday's impressive 81-32 win over Southern Methodist at Matt
Mann Pool.



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full court

It's not over

. but almost

"T20 HAVE ABILITY is nothing, to use your ability is some-
That's what the chalkboard read in Michigan's somber dress-
ing room yesterday, as the players and coaches silently filed by,
It had been a crushing afternoon, and it must have been ex-
tremely difficult to walk by with the words glaring down on
Coach John Orr was in one corner, beseiged as usual by
the endless stream of reporters. He looked stunned; beaten.
The season which had carried with it such hope for this
much-maligned man had turned into a nightmare.
"We're not out of it yet," he said, and it sounded sort of
strange coming from a coach whose club two weeks ago had
just whipped bitter rival Michigan State for the Big Ten lead.
The question after that one was not can Michigan do it, but
how can they do it.
"It's a question of desire," Orr continued. "I certainly think
we're capable of winning the rest of our games. But I'm very
disappointed. I just don't know what we could have done dif-
ferently today."
Ernie Johnson, though, could think of a few things. Speaking
very candidly, the shocked 6-8 senior tried to explain why this
team just hasn't put it together. -
"It always seems like we're outhustled at the end of each
game. The other teams are more hungry than we are. If we
play together, we play well. One man can't do it alone," he
"Sure, we still have a chance, but this was the big one
today," Ernie added. "At home and everything, we were
supposed to win. But we played like it wasn't a big game or
something. If I knew the problem, I'd tell you."
You can point out all sorts -of reasons for Michigan's defeat
yesterday. Campy Russell turned in another one of his lack-
adaisical performances, sinking just two of nine shots and
failing to hustle after loose balls on several occasions. Joe
Johnson sat out 13 minutes after suffering a cut eye and was
ineffective the rest of the day. And other than John Lockard,
the forgotten man, and his sparkling first half play, Orr didn't
receive much from the four reserves he sent into the fray.
But the Wolverines shot 49 per cent from the floor and 85
per cent from the line, figures which bear out the fact that
the Maize and Blue didn't play that poorly.
No, the reason Michigan finished on the short end of the
score yesterday was the Indiana Hoosiers.
After spurting out to a 27-18 lead, Indiana's smooth-operating
senior cornerman John Ritter suffered a mild concussion in a
rebound struggle underneath. Although he had but one bucket,
Ritter's loss deprived Knight of one of his two veterans who can
be so valuable in the vital games on the road.
Three minutes later the Hoosiers' sensational freshman
guard, Quinn Buckner, drew his fourth personal, almost simul-
taneously with powerful soph Steve Green's third.
"We've never had foul trouble like that before," Knight
commented later. "So we had to use our untried people in a
pressure situation."
Into the breach stepped soph John Laskowski, and freshmen
Trent Smock and Tom Abernathy. They had to be intimidated
by the veteran Michigan players and the unusually vociferous
crowd of 13,600, right? Apparently Indiana's freshmen are dif-
ferent than others, because they all played as if they had been
in dozens of those situations before.
Abernathy, especially, drew praise from his coach. "He
simply played an exceptional second half for us," Knight en-
thused, "and he wasn't even listed in the program. He'll be
there next week,"
Perhaps the most aggressive of the Hurryin' Hoosier
yearlings was the muscular 6-2 Buckner. His press clippings
were the equal of Russell's during his high school days, but
Buckner doesn't take greatness for granted. His hard-nosed
defense and flashy steals drew waves of appreciation from
the Michigan fans, who aren't accustomed to seeing their
"superstar" playing up to his potential.
The battle of the pivot between Indiana's 6-8 senior strong-
man Steve Downing and Ken Brady was almost a standoff.
True, the Hoosier outscored Brady 22-12, but he took 13 more
shots, and three of his buckets resulted when the Wolverines
were desperately double-teaming all over the court in the late
Downing summed up his teammates feelings as he relaxed
in the locker room later. "This has to be our biggest win so far,
mainly because it was on the road. But I'll tell you something,
it's a lot easier plaving here than it is at some place like Minne-

The Big Ten title hopes of
the Michigan Wolverines were "'_
dealt a severe blow as the In-
diana Hoosiers utilized the
sterling performances of two UNDAY
freshmen to bounce the Wol-
verines 79-73 in yesterday's NIGHT EDITORS: GEORGE H
barnburner at Crisler Arena.
Quinn Buckner, a 6-2 guard,!
passed and defended with the ease
and poise of an old pro and Tom on Ernie Johnson's two free throws
Abernathy, who had played but with 2:19 remaining and the gameI
five minutes the entire season, all but over.E
netted 12 key points as the Hoosiers The Hoosiers simply played a
employed one of their patented better sagging defense and were
scoring streaks in the second half much more willing to switch than
to down the hard pressing Wol- expected. Wilmore's shooting from
verines. the baseline and three Brady lay-
Michigan had the second half ups constituted the second half
shots but as Coach John Orr scoring for the Maize and Blue.
said, "We just couldn't make More importantly, the Hoosiers hitI
them when they counted." Lead- the boards exceptionally well. In
ing the scoring draught was the key portion of the second half,
Campanella Russell, who could Michigan did not get a second
garner but two first half field chance.
goals. The game began as a real rip-
"Joe Johnson and Campy were roaring affair. Two players were:
not making them in key situa- felled in the first half and Indiana
tions," a dejected Orr said. "And guard John Kamstra joined the:
we weren't getting any offensive number with a torn Achilles ten-
rebounds to keep us in the ball don in the second half. The Hoos-
game. Campy did not play well." iers were hardest hit, losing start-
The turning point of the game er John Ritter to a mild concus-
seemed to come at 11:11 in the: sion and blurry vision midway
second half with the score knotted through the first stanza.
at 61 apiece. Indiana coach Bobby Joe Johnson also left the game
Knight inserted Buckner, who had in the first half with a cut over
drawn four personals in the first the eye which required seven
half of the contest. stitches.
From there it was, all Indiana. But the Hoosiers did not play
Buckner seemed to be all over the crippled. Riding the hot shoot-
court-intercepting passes, forcing ing of guard Jim Crews, another
the bad shot, or setting up the freshman, and the passing of the
bucket with a crisp bounce pass. omnipresent Buckner, the Hoos-
For a stretch of two minutes, the iers built a 27-18 advantage. For

a while it looked' as if the Wol-
verines should take up a game
like hopscotch.

The seemingly poised Hoosiers! back to put the Wolverines ahead
suffered a lapse in play, turning 41-39, an advantage they carried to
the ball over on errant passes and the dressing room.
clumsy fouls. Surprisingly the lead- "We were happy to be trailing
ing bad guy was Buckner, who only by two at the half," Knight
More sports; Page 7 The second half started off just
as bruising and as close as its
predecessor. The lead see-sawed
hacked Joe and Wilmore on suc- frequently before the Hoosiers put
cessive plays and promptly took a it away with their late scoring
ride on the pines, burst.
Leading the charge at this, point With starters Ritter and Green
was an unlikely hero-John Lock, out, the latter through the foul
who was substituted into the game route, Knight got a great re-
because, as Orr put it, "the for- sponse from an unknown, Aber-
wards (Ernie and Campy) were nathy. The 6-6 forward, whose
not playing well," almost single- name was not even in the pro-
handedly put the Wolverines on gram, banged in ten second-half
top by a 34-27 count. In the space points mainly on offensive re-
of two minutes the 6-5 forward, who bounds.
has had a disappointing season to Down the hall in the Michigan
date, blocked two shots, got three dressing room things were not be-
key defensive rebounds, converted ing taken as lightly. "We gotta.
a pair of free throws and two win 'em all now and we won't if
buckets. we stand around like we sometimes
The momentum had turned, did today," Orr said softly. "And
Crisler Arena was bubbling over someone's got to knock off In-
in ecstasy, and the Wolverines diana." You can bet that, whoever
had managed an amazing sixteen they list in the program, that won't
straight points against the flust- be an easy task.
ered Hoosiers. "I have never had

to go to my bench because of foul
Itrouble before," Knight stated,
"we were just too sloppy.
"You got to give Michigan
credit, though. It takes a tough
club to come back from a nine
point deficit."
But Knight's Hoosiers are a
tough club themselves and within
two minutes knotted the tally at
37 all. Downing added a layup and
the Hoosiers were back on top 39-
Greg Buss tallied with a jumper
when the Indiana defense over-
compensated and Wilmore came

Daily Photo by DENNY GAINER
INDIANA HOOSIER Jim Crews (45) cowers in the shadow of All-
America Henry Wilmore (25) of Michigan during yesterday's
cage duel at Crisler Arena. Crews' teammates had little to be
afraid of, however, as Indiana ran away late in the second half
to a 79-73 win:

Wolverines could only watch was
the Hoosiers ripped off eight
straight points.
Big Steve Downing contributed a!
layup and Buckner a jumper in thes
scoring effort. Super-sub Johnj Russell
Laskowski hit two one-and-one situ- Johnson
ations to account for the rest of the J: Johnson
scoring. From then on, the game wilmore
was locked in the Hoosiers' win Brittar
column. Kupec
But the big second half story was Buss
the lack of Michigan offense. Henry Team
Wilmore and Ken Brady accounted Totals
for all but four Michigan points
and the first of those were notched Ritter

'M' Quint Bucked








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9-23 4-6 15
6-10 0-0 3
6-11 1-3 5
1-4 4-5 2
0-3 0-0 1
0-0 0-0 0
1-5 0-0 1
6-10 0-0 6
34-75.11-16 43

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3 12
4 13
2 6
2 0
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Buckeyes stun Purdue





28-57 17-20
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R F TP Indiana
1 1 2. Attendance-13,609.



'W thinclads debut successfully

By The Associated Press
Hornyak pumped in 34 points yes-
terday, leading Ohio State to at
79-73 Big Ten basketball victory
over 20th-ranked Purdue.
Hornyak scored 14 of Ohio
State's first 24 points as the
B u c k e ye s led 24-8 midway
through the first half. After that,
Purdue switched to a 3-2 zone
but could pull no closer than 12
points the rest of the half.
Hornyak finished the half with
20 points as the Buckeyes took a
46-31 margin at the intermission.
In the second half, Purdue pulled
within six at 62-56 with nine min-
utes to go, but Ohio State scored
six straight for a 12-point lead and
was never seriously threatened
after that.
In the last eight minutes, Ohio
State had only one field goal but
hit 11 of 13 free throws.
Frank Kendrick and John Gar-
rett each had 20 points to lead
TheBoilermakers had a chance
to close the margin by five points

late in the game when Hornyak biggest margin, 68-59, but Bryan
was called for a personal foul Ashbaugh, one of three Wildcat
and a technical. scorers to hit in double figures,
But Purdue missed the tech- scored on five free throws and a
nical free throw, the first of a layup to close the gap.
1-and-1 foul shot and then lost Ashbaugh finished with 17 points,
the ball on an error. eclipsed by teammate Mark Sib-
"They came to play and took it ley's 20 who took the game-scor-
ing honors. Sund, who didn't start,
a ended up with eight.
IJI PEd. * * *

The Michigan Relays, the Wol-
verine track squad's annual sea-
son debut, is characteristically a
mediocre indicator of things to
come for the Blue thinclads. Gen-
erally it is too early in the season
to make predictions. However,
many Michigan tracksters went
home with smiles on their faces
last night, as indeed there were3
many bright spots in the season
Some of the bigger smiles were
probably on the faces of Steve Ad-I
ams, Greg Syphax, and Godfrey
Murray who were all individual
winners for Michigan. Murray, the
Jamaican Olympian, although fail-
ing to qualify in the 60-yard dash
breezed home with a victory in
the 70-yard high hurdles in 8.3,
j a meet record. Syphax easily won
the 300-yard dash in 30.8.
Adams won the shot-put in 59'-
5". Although bothered by an ar-
thritic finger, Adams comment-
ed: "I was hoping for over 60
feet, but I can't complain, as I
haven't been able to throw enough
lately. Our next big meet is the
MSU relays and I hope to get it
out over 60 there."
, Michigan's other Olympian Kim
Rowe did very well running a 48.6
quarter-mile in the distance med-
lev and a 47.3 in the mile-relay.

3 1/4", good for second behind John lays including a half-mile leg in
Craft of the Chicago Track club. the vicinity of 1:52. Wottle was
Nowacki, the Wisconsin high 1 perhaps somewhat tired from a
school state champion, jumped performance in San Francisco the
6'10" and took second on more night before.
misses to John Mann, a former Coach Dixon Farmer comment-I
Michigan star. Mann, who also ed: "It was on the whole very
went 6'10" was named the out- pleasing, especially in the field
standing field event performer. events. One of the best perform-
A modern day record crowd of ances came from senior Al Corn-
3.217 watched the meet in Yost wall who you don't hear much
Field House. Although he did from but put together two 1:55
nothing spectacular, much of the
crowd came to see Dave Wottle of half miles. He's done a yeoman's
Bowling Green. Wottle ran two re-: job."

to us right from the start," said
Purdue Coach Fred Schaus. "We
weren't aggressive enough. They
got all the loose balls and jumped
on us real good. If we made the
key plays down the stretch, we
still could have won."
Schaus, whose Boilermakers suf-
fered their first home loss of the
season, added, "Ohio State came
to life today and really played well,
and I wasn't surprised. We got
22 more shots and 14 more re-
bounds and the turnovers were
even. And we still lost-amazing."
Buckeye assistant Coach Bob
Burkholder said, "We were due for
a good shooting night and got it
in a pressure situation. Hornyak
has played real well at both ends
in the last couple of games."
* * *
Badgers bumped
EVANSTON-Rick Sund hit a 25-
foot jumper with one second left
yesterday to lead Northwestern to
a come-from-behind 74-73 Big Ten
victory over Wisconsin.
The final score was the only
time Northwestern led after a 38-383
tie at half.
With 5:52 left, Wisconsin guard
Gary Anderson hit a layup that
put the Badgers ahead by their

Gophers gorge
tossed in 26 points and pulled down*
16 rebounds and Bob Nix contri-
buted 20 points last night as the
eighth-ranked Minnesota Gophers
overpowered Michigan State 93-77
in a Big Ten basketball game.
The Gophers jumped into a 6-0
lead and never trailed in winning
their 12th game in 14 starts and
lifting their conference record
to 2-2.
Michigan State, led by Mike Rob-
inson's 27 points, fell to 9-6 for
the season and 2-4 in the Big Ten.
Big Ten Standings ;~

Ohio State
Michigan State





Yesterday's results
Indiana 79, MICHIGAN 73
Northwestern 74, Wisconsin 73
Ohio State 79, Purdue 73
Minnesota 93, Michigan State 77

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