Tuesday, December 5, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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WILMORE PACES 68-57 WIN:
By GEORGE HASTINGS
Someone asked Michigan basket- *
ball coach John Orr last night dl
whether he thought his team had
progressed to where he thought
they should be at this point in the
season. Orr's reply was, "Well,
we got two wins."N
And despite an incredibly cold NIGHT EDITORS:
shooting night, the loss of two ELLIOT LEGOW
starters on fouls, and a zero FRANK LONGO
point production from sophomore
sensation Campy Russell, the Beavers was even worse. During
Wolverines did manage to plod one stretch of the first half, both
to their second straight win last teams went two minutes and 26
night over Oregon State at Cris- seconds without registering a sin-
ler Arena, 68-57. gle point, while the Wolverine
Actually, the win was more the went even longer, nearly six min-
result of a great individual effort utes, without swishing the netting
from the Wolverines' other star, once.
Henry Wilmore, who at times sin- The Wolverines shot a poor 40 per
glehandedly kept the inept Michigan cent from the floor, including 33
offense barely alive, scoring 26 per cent in a horrid first half, gav
points and ripping down nine re- the ball away an exorbitant 23
bounds, most of them on the offen- times, and watched the referees
sive board where the Blue needed call a huge total of 49 fouls, 2C
it most. of them on Michigan.
Wilmore's heroics were the only The Blue's best outside shooter;
high spot in a slow, defensive game Russell, couldn't hit anything, miss.
in which the Wolverines' offense ing all eight of his attempts fror
was bad but that of the visiting the floor as well as two tries al
the charity line. He then picked up The game then settled down to
two quick offensive fouls at the a dead heat, with OSU unable to
start of the second half, which generate enough offense to pull
gave him five for the game and closer than seven, and Michigan
sent him off the court with 17:05 unable to stretch its margin to
left in the game. I more than 11. The Beavers were
Orr was then forced to revert to further crippled by the loss of two
his old reliable stack offense, with of their big men, 6-11 Steve Erick-
Wilmore back at forward and look- son and 6-9 Neal Jurgenson.
ing like his old self, flashing his Finally, with the score 60-53 and
moves, drawing fouls, and scoring 2:12 left on the clock the Wolver-
from the inside as if he had never ines stalled away a minute and a
made that switch to the guard po- half to seal the verdict. A last-
sition. he second flurry of points, including
Meanwhile, at the other end of a four-point play by Wilmore in-
the court, the Beavers were strug- volving an intentional foul, left the
gling even more as they played
without their top scorer, Rick
Plante, who was out with the flu.
Without an outside shooting threat,
their offense stalled, and when
they finally did get off a shot over
the tenacious Michigan defense, the
results were usually horrendous as
OSU shot a blistering 31 per cent
for the contest.
The game started off slow,
and got even slower as the first
half progressed. Wilmore con-
tributed 10 of the first 16 Mich-
igan points, as the Wolverines
moved out to a 16-10 lead.
Then the six-minute draught
set in, but strong defensive ploy
kept the Wolverines in the game
as the Beavers could only gain
a 20-16 advantage during the
Finally, C.J. Kupec, coming in
to spell foul-plagued Ken Brady,
broke the spell with a tip-in, and '
the Wolverines "surged" out to a
15-5 scoring advantage in the last
five minutes of the half to open up
a 31-25 lead at the intermission.
With Wilmore back in the groove
in the opening moments of the
second half, the Wolverines threat-
ened to break the game open, zip-
ping out to a 42-30 advantage de-
spite the factathat they saw Russell
exit with five personals and Brady
hit the bench with four.
Wilmore again was the domi-
nant force, scoring 10 of the first..
15 and hitting the offensive,
boards hard. Ernie Johnson also
helped pick up the slack on the HENRY WILMORE goes up for:
boards, as his 11 carems led all Oregon State hands in last nig
Overall, the performance was not
the most impressive ever by the
Wolverines, and, if Michigan con-
tinues to play as it has during its
first two tests, it won't even get by
thirteenth - ranked Brigham Young
Thursday, much less the powers of
the Big Ten.
Yet, the Wolverines did win a
game against a fairly tough team,
without any points from Russell,
and despite a general 'off night.
They have yet to find their po-
tential, and they have 32 long days
to get ready for Ohio State.
Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
Kupec and Kantner (40) on the press
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By BOB McGINN Chuck Rogers, who hit seven of,
A three-pronged Western Mich- ten from the field and canned fivej
igan scring attack spelled defeat gift tosses for 19 points. But it was
for a scrappy seven man Michigan a pair of non-scholarship battlers
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Varsity-Reserve unit last night,
' aForwards Dale DeBruin and S.L.
Sales, along with deadeye guard
Jimmie Harvey, each drilled 20
points to overcome a determined
comeback bid by Coach Dick
Honig's Wolverine 'Seven.'
The Broncos vaulted to a com-
manding 23-9 advantage in the first
seven minutes before the Maize
and Blue came to life. What had
signs of becoming a total rout be-
came an enjoyable contest, es-
pecially in the late stages of the
The Baby Blue
point parade by
were led in the
UCLA s tays
in top spot!
in cage pol
By The Associated Press
It's UCLA and the 19 dwarfs.
The Bruins have won 48 straight,
including a 3-0 start on a new
season, and yesterday were again
unanimously voted No. 1 in The
Associated Press major college
UCLA bagged all 35 first-place
votes from writers and broadcast-
ers in a continuing landslide of the
magnitude that would even make
them happy at the White House.
Next mountain for Coach John
Wooden's unbeatables is the 60 in
a row set by the University of San
Francisco in the Bill Russell era of
The nation's top five remained
intact with Florida State taking
second, followed by Maryland, Min-
nesota and Marquette.
Michigan rose from 19th to 18th
with its first victory.
The Top 20
who drew the most praise from
"Those t w o walk-ons, (Don)
Johnston and (Scott) Mason, sure
came to play. And they didn't even
know the o f f e n s e," marveled
The pair, elevated yesterday
from the freshman club, ignited
their lethargic tendered team-
mates with superb performances.
The 6-5 Johnston entered the
debacle midway through the
opening canto and immediately
made the Wolverines at least re-
spectable on the boards. Hauling
down 14 rebounds, Johnston also
garnered 16 points.
Mason, meanwhile, who could
become the first Michigan athlete
to walk-on and make three teams
(football and track besides basket-
ball), impressed with his tenacious
After trailing by 12, 56-44, at
intermission, Michigan charged to
within five with nine minutes left.
A foul - plagued Wayman Britt
spearheaded the surge with some
sharp fast-break passing. He , had
picked up his fourth personal just
six minutes into the game.
But the Broncos caught fire and
weren't to be denied. Five clutch
gift shots by steady playmaker
Steve Penhorwood cemented his
Honig's cagers battled their tall-
er foes to a virtual standoff on the
boards, grabbing only one less,
47-46. Western's boarders were led
by 6-9 freshman Paul Griffin, whc
helped his Shelby high school team-
to two consecutive Michigan Class
The big guy was highly sought
after last winter and WMU may
have captured his services only
after agreeing to a package deal.
Griffin's coach at Shelby, 27-year-
old Eddie Douma, currently guides
his prize pupil at the Kalamazoo
Final stats reveal that the Wol
verines fired off 19 more shots than
Western, but could hit on only 3
for 40 per cent. The Baby Broncos
emerged the victors because they
were far better marksmen, hitting
55 per cent. Harvey, incidentally,
connected on ten of 18, the major
ity coming from long range.
By DAN BORUS
MICHIGAN'S OFFENSE LAST night could aptly be termed
'Five Characters in Search of a Play."
Although the vaunted Wolverines easily downed the Oregon
State Beavers, their play at times resembled an absurdist play.
To say the offense sputtered is a bit of an understatement for
in the first half the men of Michigan went a good six minutes
without netting a point, either from the field or from the charity
stripe. Fortunately the Beavers had chosen to duplicate the
The forwards seem to implant themselves deep in the hole
of Crisler Arena and dared Oregon State to dig them out. The
Beavers were content to let the Wolverines play this game all
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Daily Photo by ROLFE TESSEM
a layup over a pair of unidentified
ht's Wolverine victory. Wilmore,
e him all-conference the past two
ist the Beavers.
Coach John Orr did not let the occasion go unnoticed,
-_ "We just stood around on offense," he said. "Our guards did
n not get the ball to our forwards in the first half because our
31 forwards were just not moving around. When the forwards
s did move around, they did not get the ball into the pivot.
y We just did not run our offense well."
g "It was just one of those things," said forward Ernie John-
son. "I saw Ken (Brady), but I did not get it to him."
Although the Wolverines were cold (if you can believe it,
Campy Russell did not connect on anything he threw hoopward),
the lack of aggressive play was what made their performance
last night so unsatisfying. Most of the movement that was finally
: generated was away from the bucket. All of this is quite surpris-
s ing when you consider that the Beavers slapped on a simple
13 man-to-man defense.
1 With the personnel that the Wolverines can put on the
16 court, last night's game should have been gravy. The Wolverines
$ were probably man for man better than their opponents, but
3 simple fundamental aspects like a pick and roll seemed to
escape the Wolverines. Although they went to the stack, they
, didn't stick with it.
ti The fast break was also a casualty of the poor Michigan
offensive showing. Though the quick and big Wolverine for-
,o wards swept the boards clean, the outlet pass left a little bit
o to be desired. The Michigan rebounders had a tendency to try
to dribble through the maze of orange jerseys instead of
2 snapping a short toss to darting little guard Joe Johnson or
z old dependable Henry Wilmore. As a result the big men were
met by a bevy of Oregon defenders, ready and willing to
swipe the ball.
Another symptom of the offensive sputtering was the lack
of discipline on the in-bounds play. An in-bounds play is used by
almost every junior high team in the country and is designed
for the cheap bucket. Usually a pick is set and the team's best
shooter finds himself with a full court open and the clearest
shot of the game. Needless to say, Michigan didn't pull one all
Not all of last night's play can be relegated to the basketball
wastebasket, as there were a few bright spots for the Wolverines.
C. J. Kupec, finding his basketball legs after a fall workout
on the grid-iron, came off the bench and did a creditable stint,
f illing in for the foul-plagued Ken Brady. His tip-in with 3:52 left
t n the first half broke the scoring drought, and probably assured
1- him of more playing time with the big boys.
:o But the big story on the positive side of the ledger was,
as it has been for the last two years, Henry Wilmore. Wil-
more, moved back to the familiar forward slot, in the sec-
ond half, wreaked havoc on the Beavers, tossing in a game
high 26 markers. Taking a great deal of punishment down
under, as he does every game, Henry opened up the vital
area around the bucket and dazzled the crowd with solid
play. Unlike Saturday's ballgame, Wilmore took no shots that
were beyond his reach and those he did miss rolled agoniz-
ingly close to the hole before kicking out.
Certainly the Wolverines can not be expected to be quite as
dazzling as all those press clippings. But one sad fact stands out
thus far. While most teams go straight for the jugular, this
squad tends to go for the arteries and in the Big Ten that could
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showing the fine form that made
years, poured in 26 points agains
Iowa trips Kentucky;
OSU rally nips Irish
By The Associated Press !eyes struggled past Notre D
LEXINGTON--Neil Fegebank led 81-75, in college basketball a
a second half surge that propelled Hornyak also delivered six p
the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 79-66 upset as Ohio State scored eight str
victory over Kentucky last night. in the final four minutes of re
Fegebank was outscored by two: tion play to send the game
of his teammates, but it was his I t9
y 1. UCLA 35
2. Florida State
v 4. Minnesota
6. N. C. State
7. Long Beach State
10. S. W. Louisiana
11. Memphis State
12. Oral Roberts
13. North Carolina
15. Ohio State
16. Kansas State
17. Southern California
20. (tie) Houston
12 points and brilliant floor play,
after halftime that built the Hawk-'
eye leadptoas much as 15 points.
Iowa pulled away from a 42-42
tie with half a minute gone in the
second period on a lay-in by Candy
LaPrince and a 10-foot jumper by
Seconds later a six-point splurge
gave the Hawkeyes an eight-point
margin and they were never ser-
iously threatened again.
* * *
Bucks win in of
SOUTH BEND - Senior guard
Allan Hornyak scored half of Ohio
State's 12 points in overtime here
last night as the 15th-ranked Buck-
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Illinois 80, Valparaiso 62
Ohio State 81, Notre Dame 75, ot
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Iowa 79, Kentucky 66
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