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Thursday, February 22, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page P ?in-e

Thursday, Fbruary 22, 973 THE MICIGNDLYae ln

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the first The Joliet Jester grappled success-
of a two-part analysis of Michigan's fully in the East-West meet and
chances in the Big Ten wrestling also tied the school mark of 12
championships to be held Friday and dual meet victories in a season.
Saturday in Minneapolis. Gary Ernst broke Jim Brown's
By JIM ECKER team point record by pinning Glenn
Vissers of Wisconsin. His 48th
"Goal Number One: Perfect Rec- point came in his 11th dual meet
ord 12-0-ACCOMPLISHED! Goal victory in as many starts. The'
Number Two: Win The Big One." Saline -heavyweight declined his
"The Big One," translated for All-Star nomination in lieu of a
infrequent visitors to Crisler Arena "bulkier" opponent for Olympic
!and the wrestling locker room, un- bronze medalist Christ Taylor.
folds this weekend in Minneapolis. Every Wolverine wrestler en-
Yes, grappling fans, it's time for tered in the Big TensTournament
the Big Ten Wrestling Champion- I compiled no worse than a .667 win-
ships. ning percentage in the conference.
In the next two days, ten guys Brown, Hubbard and Ernst repre-
representing the Michigan wrest- sent but a portion of Michigan's
ling team vie for conference hon- scoring punch. As Hubbard point-
ors with their Big Ten brethren. ed out, "The key to winning this
The Wolverines enter the tourna- tournament is depth. And we've
ment as "odds-on-favorites" to got it."
take their tenth loop crown. Michi- When the tournament seedings
gan looks fairly tough. are released late tonight, the story
"Yeah, we can win this thing if of Michigan's depth will become
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strange things can happen in a divisions' four seeds. When every
tournament like this. You never one of your wrestlers is rated no
know." worse than fourth out of ten, that's

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
RICH STUCK

glory
matman just drops down into the
loser's bracket where the third
and fourth place finishers are ev-
entually decided.
But there are some special rules
for the loser's bracket also. The
loser of the rat tail match becomes
ineligible for the consolation tour-
ney if the victorious rat tailer sub-
sequently loses his quarterfinal
match.
Also, no grappler wrestles the
same opponent twice. In a sched-
uled rematch,the previous winner
receives an automatic victory and
advances to the next round.
It's all somewhat confusing, but
one thing is certain. The team that
wins the Big Ten Tournament will
possess the conference's top wrest-
lers. Check tomorrow's Daily for a
division by division analysis of
the Wolverines and their chief op-
ponents.

who grapples in the "rat tail" pair-
ings.
With ten matmen in every brac-
ket, two opening round bouts are
necessary to avoid giving out byes.
These so-called "rat tails" are de-
sirable because of the conference
scoring system.
The tournament rewards every
victory with an "advancement
point." A win-by-fall credits an-
other point, while a superior de-
cision counts another half-point.
Conceivably, a "rat tailer" could
pickup two additional team points
by wrestling the extra match.
The third and fourth seeds are
ineligible for the "rat tails." These
two positions are on opposite ex-
tremes of the pairings and wrestle;
along the path indicated above.
The first and second seeds go in
one of three positions.
The first seed draws either posi-
Aion A, B or C, while the second,
seed moves into one of the X, Y
or Z slots. The actual position is
determined by a random selection.
The number one seed's drawing
includes the bracket's seventh and
tenth best wrestlers, while thesec-
ond seed's drawing includes the
eighth and ninth. So if one of the
favorites does receive the extra.
match, it's easy pickings for a'
couple of team points.
The conference champion is very
simply decided. by the team which
garners the most points. Besides
the advancement, win-by-fall and
the superior decision points, credit
jgoes to the four top finishers in ev-
erv division.
A champion gets ten points; the
runnerup receives seven. The third
and fourth place finishers collect
four and two points, respectively.
Understand? Well, consider this.
The tournament is run under dou-
ble elimination rules. A grappler.
does not pack up and go home aft-~
er his first loss. The vanquished

Photo courtesy of Michigan Sports Information Department
Dan Farrell
PISTONS WHIP LAKERS

Dan Farrell selected
as new hockey coach
"We will stress defense and try to get the players who can
play the type of defense I expect." Those are the words of Dan
Farrell, named yesterday as the new head hockey coach for
Michigan.
Farrell, assistant coach at Michigan Tech for the past five
seasons, will replace Al Renfrew next season. Renfrew, who has
been head mentor for 16 seasons, will take over as Michigan
ticket manager when Don Weir retires this summer.
Farrell, 35, played forward for Tech from 1957 through 1960.
Besides aiding Tech head Coach John MacInnes for three sea-
sons, managing the school's summer hockey squad and taking
care of the majority of the Huskies' recruiting duties, Farrell
also coached Tech junior varsity squads to a 38-13-1 three-season
slate.
"This is certainly a great opportunity and a challenge to
develop a hockey program at Michigan," Farrell commented.
"Ann Arbor is a great geographic area for recruiting players, a
solid hockey town and, of course, Michigan has everything to
offer academically. With a couple of good recruiting years we
can turn the program around."
--_- "I believe in sound, physical de-
fensive hockey and that is whit
the fans will see," added Farrell.
Renfrew's coaching record for
his first 15 seasons was 217-180-10,
but with five road games. remain-
ing this, year, the team's mark
Renfrew's coaching career at Mich-
to an 83-67 margin going into the igan would have to be an NCAA
fourth period. championship in 1964.
When the Phoenix margin reach- Commenting on the coaching
ed 86-69 with 10:25 left, the Bullets change Farrell said, "I have noth-
rallied to outscore Phoenix 15-2 ing but praise for the job Al has
and close to within 88-84 with just done at Michigan. His work in the
under seven minutes left. ticket department together with his
Baltimore came no closer than responsibilities in' coaching and
91-88 as the Suns won their first recruiting, however, were just too
game here since February 1970. much for one individual."
Elvin Hayes tied his season high While the Wolverines struggle to
with 23 points and grabbed 16 re- finish this long, fruitless season,
bounds for the Bullets. Teammate everyone now has something to
Wes Unseld, who sat out the final look forward to in the form of Dan.
seven minutes, added 18 points. Farrell.

Redskins shock

Tr

By The Associated Press iod behind the shooting of center Jim O'Brien and freshman John;
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Miami Bob Lanier, who scored 15 of his Lucas quickly went ahead in the
University of Ohio hit 57 per cent 25 points in the first 10 minutes, second half..
of its shots and upset sixth-ranked1 saw the Lakers pull within two In Maryland's eight - point run-
gNorth Carolina 102-92 in an inter-, points in the third period and off, O'Brien and Lucas scored four
sectional basketball game last within one in the fourth. pit pee
night. ;Then, clinging only to an 84-831 Reub aeconez.e uqen
The Redskins, leaders In the advantage, the Pistons broke loosei with 22 points, while Jack Wojdow-
Mid-American Conference, took aI with Curtis Rowe, John MengelI ski scored 18 and Lionel Billingy
4-0 lead in the first minutes and and Don Adams accounting for 12 113.
forged ahead by 11 points at 26-15 points in a row and the closest the Maryland now has an 18-4 re-
midway in the first half. Lakers could come the rest of the cord, while Duquesne is 13-7.
North Carolina fought back and wav wa fiveponints depinte the

took its only lead of the game 48-
47 with three minutes left in the
half, but Miami was in front 55-50
at intermission.
Miami stayed on top the entirej
second half although North Caro-
lina twice cut the deficit to one
point.
The Redskins were ahead 73-61
with 12 minutes left to play when
the Tar Heels staged their last big
threat. Sparked by Bobby Jones'
and George Karl, the Tar Heels
narrowed the gap to 73-70 with 11
minutes to go.
But Miami's Rich Hampton and
Phil Lumpkin hit quick baskets
and the Redskins never were seri-;
ously threatened again.
It was only the fifth loss for
North Carolina in 25 games. Mia-
mi brought its record to 14-8.
* * *

fact that Lanier fouled out with
five minutes remaining.

Sun burst

If those sound like typically cau-
tious words from a supremely con-
fident coach on the eve of judg-
ment day, you're right. Consider
the credentials attending the Wol-
verines' grappling fortunes.
1) One dozen consecutive dual-
meet victories. By steamrolling
-through 12 regular-season foes,
}Michigan matched the mark estab-:
4ished by Cliff Keen's 1964 confer-
ence champs. This season's high-
lights include triumphs over three
of last year's top ten NCAA fin-
ishers (MSU-No. 2; Penn St.-No.
7; and Ohio U.-No. 8) and the
suspension of the Nittany Lions' 38
meet consecutive. victory string.:
The Penn St. victory was Michi-
gan's 300th career triumph.
2) A 9-0 conference record. No'
Wolverine wrestling club ever went
unmarred through nine league af-.
fairs. The resounding 27-6 thrash-
ing over MSU marked the first
Spartan spearing for Michigan
since 1967.
3) A slew of individual records,
and honors for three outstanding
grapplers.
Jim Brown copped a Midlands
title, wrestled in the East-West
grappling classic, was mentioned
in Sports Illustrated (oops), and
broke two records in one night in
a dual meet against Wisconsin.
At 7:40 P.M., Feb. 16, the Akron
rubberman set a new record of
most team points in a dual meet
season with 47. One hour and 35
minutes later, he set a record for
holding a record the shortest time.
At 9:15 P.M. Gary Ernst scored
his 48th point to erase Brown's
record by one.
Jerry Hubbard eclipsed former
NCAA heavyweight'champion Dave
Porter's career dual-meet record
with his 31st collegiate triumph,
notched in the Michigan St. meet.
NBA Standings

depth.
The seedings are extremely im-
portant in the Big Ten Tourna-
ment. Besides serving as an indi-
cation of each divisions top wrest-
lers, the seedings also determine

Gail oodbrichi with 129points, BALTIMORE - Charlie Scott
and Wilt Chamberlain with 18, pac- and Dick Van Arsdale combined
ed the Lakers. d for 53 points as the Phoenix Suns
The Pistons had six players in snapped a four-game National Bas-j
double figures.s pd f eains~s
doube fgurs. ketball Association losing streakj
by defeating the Baltimore Bullets
Terps treble 107-98 last night.
PITTSBURGH - Eighth-ranked The Suns broke a six-game Bal-
Maryland, down two points at timore winning streak at home but
halftime, rebounded behind Tom withstood a Bullet rally in the
McMillen's 28 points and defeated fourth quarter for their 30th Na-
Duquesne81-71 last night in a col- tional Basketball Association vic-
lege basketball game.{ tory of the season.
The Terps jumped out to an Scott scored 15 of his 27 points in
early 20-10 lead against Duquesne's the third quarter as the Suns ex-
zone defense, but the Dukes switch- ploded from a 54-45 halftime lead
ed to a man-to-man and narrowed -_- _ _ ___ ___
the gap, finally taking a 28-26 lead.
The Dukes closed out the half on H
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DETROIT - Dave Bing and Cur--
tis Rowe each scored 19 points last
night as the Detroit Pistons defeat- S lO L
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a National Basketball Association
game. NHL
It was only the second time this St. Louis 5, Minnesota 2
season the defending champion Montreal 4, Chicago
Lakers, riddled by injuries, had N. Carolina St. 74, Duke 50I
lost three games in a row. Maryland 81, Duquesne 71
They played without All-Stars Miami (Ohio) 102, N. Carolin
Happy Hairston and Jerry West, Detroit 06, Los ANBA
, Dtrot 16, osAngeles 98
who were left at home, and with- Phoenix 107, Baltimore 98
out Keith Erickson, who suffered Houston 139, Seattle 107
a sore finger at Chicago Tuesday ABA
night Kentucky 125, Memphis 109
The Pistons, after rolling up a Atlanta 2, Toronto2
16-point lead late in the first per- Montreal 4, Chicago 2

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THE DETROIT PISTONS All-
Star guard, Dave Bing (21) scis-
sors off a pick set by teammate
John Mengalt (15). The Pistons
helped by Bing's 19 points went
on to defeat the Lakers 106-98
last night.
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