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Friday, December 8, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PageEiever~

Special to The Daily
4Uniondale, N.Y.-6'1l" Yu-
goslavian center Kresimir Co-
sic led a second half Brigham
Young comeback with a game
high 27 points and 15 re-
bounds to spark his Cougars to
a hard fought 83-77 win over
the Michigan Wolverines here
at the Nassau Coliseum last




at the end of the game with the
nderstatement that "they hurt us

Asserting himself in the second ontebad ntescn alf
half after a poor opening two Cosic and the BYU forwards were
periods, Cosic enabled the Cougars bad in the first half but down the
to wipe out a nine point Michigan stretch, they were getting two or
half -ti-me lead with his sweeping three shots every time down the
hook shots and control of both the floor."
offensivg and defensive boards.- Michigan controlled the tempo of
Coach Johnny Orr lamented the the game throughout the early go-
dominance of the~ Cougar big men ing as the Wolverines held the lead
. .. slays the Wolves K
-ohn papanek.....
T EBEST OF collegiate basketball" proclaims the masthead
on the program they sell for a quarter at the new Nassau
Coliseum. It's the brain child -of Dan Sherick Coliseum Sports
Productions, Inc.-to book top notch college basketball teamns in
this sparkling new arena only 30 miles from where the local
*doubleheaders fill Madison Square Garden.
So what happened? The Coliseum succeeded in hosting one
of the most exciting games imaginable, and 4,434 people, most
of them left over from the St. Agnes-Long Island Lutheran game,
watched it.
Too bad they 'couldn't appreciate it.
Most of them were pulling for Kresimir, call me "Kresh",
Cosic and the rest of his lily white Brigham Young teammates
against the mighty bad black boys from Michigan. Cosic,
indeed, owned most of the game, his 6-11 frame ripping the
backboards to shreds while sinking tip-ins and awkward
looking hook shots over the bigness of Michigan's Ken Brady.
"lie's pretty good," Brady allowed. The Big Fella spent most
of the game 10 to 15 feet away from the basket where Kresh took
most of his shots. Cosic only hit on nine of 22, but most of his
damage was done after the ball clanked off the rim. Two, three
tips, until Sosic or one of his teammates grabbed the ball be-
fore the shot dropped.
But Brady thought the big Yugoslav was getting some royal
treatment from the officials.
"It's pretty hard to play someone when the referee is al-
ways talking to you. He'd say 'Give himn room, 15' or 'Watch
your hands, 15.' He' called a couple of bad fouls on me and
missed a lot of his. It seems like they always protect the stars.
"He didn't surprise me, though. I read up con him a little
bit and he played like I thought he would." But Cosic was so
devastating that Johnny Orr pulled Brady for a spiell fn the
second half for C. J. Kupec, who, Orr hoped, would put a little
more muscle to Cosic.
But that plan failed, as Kresh, along witht forwards Kalevi
(obviously nicknamed "Moni") Sarkalahti and Brian Ambro-
zich grabbed everything off the backboards but the rims.
"I dldnt' think they'd be so much stronger than us up
front," a disappointed Orr said after the game, "but in
that second half they sure were. At one point we went into
a zone ,(Michigan was leading 73-69) and it really screwed
them uip. They took three bad shots, but got three tipins.
Sd we just couldn't run.
"There's no doubt that was the best team we have
played. In the first half we were very good and Brigham
Young wasn't so good. But in the second half they played
very, very well, and our breakdown in rebounding lost
it for us."
It is ironic that such a breakdown in rebounding should lose
the game for Michigan, a team supposedly strong in that
respect. Granted, Brady was drawn away from the basket for
most of the game by Cosic, but he did little to regain position
and Campy Russell and Ernie Johnson could not handle forwards
smaller than themselves. Sarkalahti is 6-8, but a 'shade smaller
than Johnson, and Campy's man, Ambrozich, is only 6-5.
"I didn't know," moaned Henry Wilmore, "I just don't know.
Their forwards just werent' that good, and our big men had
position. It's just that the ball was bouncing better for them.
Two or three of those rebounds and the momentum changes."
But when the momentum changed most was when Wilmore,
enjoying the best game he has ever played as a pure guard,
fouled out with the score tied at 75 and just four minutes left.
After that, the Cougars outscored Michigan 6-2 and before you
could spell Kresimir Cosic (or even pronounce it) it was all over.
But Orr, nevertheless, was optimistic. He had a superb
offensive performance from Wilmore, Russell and Ernie Johnson,
and a very good defensive one in first half.
"But if you're going to be a great team you have to get the
ball and make shots," he Orr-ated. "But we showed them that
we can play good basketball."
Now all they have to do is play.

for the first thirty minutes of the
contest until Brigham Young tied
the score for the .first time at 61-
all. The teams proceeded to trade
baskets until Michigan assumed a
four point lead, 73-69, with 5:50
left on two baskets by Campy Rus-
That lead was short-lived for the
Wolverines. "Moni" Sarkalahti and
Doug Richards scored two quick
Cougar buckets and the count was
tied again, 73-73.
Richards and Michigan's Ken
Brady matched hoops but the spark
of the Michigan offense all night,
the incomparable Henry Wilmore
was called for an offensive foul,
with just over fournin nute left
Cosic swished the free throws for
a two point lead.
John Kantner replaced Wilmore
at guard but the sophomore's jump
shot was rebounded by the Yugo-
slavian hero. The Cougars played
deliberately for the next minute
but Cosic's shot was off the mark
and taken down by Russell. Russell*
missed, but the Wolverines still
ha anothr cac to ti h cr
from BYU.
However, Johnson's pass inside
the key was picked off by the
Cougars and Cosic upped the lead
to four with a tip-in of Belmont
Anderson's shot with 1:45- left.
Michigan still had another chance
For the scoop on the AP All-
America football team flip back
to page 9 and take a look.
to draw within two but Ken Brady
was called for an offensive foul
underneath, giving the ball back
to Brigham Young with 90 seconds
Doug Richards missed the foul
shot after a Joe Johnson foul but
Johnson came down and missed as
time began to run short. BYU set
up a four-corner offense to stall

the time away and Russell fouled
Sarkalahti with 30 seconds to go
and the rugged 6'8" forward from
Finland converted the tosses to give
the Cougars a safe six-point lead.
The teamwork and movement on
offense that was lacking in Michi-
gan's wins over Notre Dame and
Oregon State enabled the Wolver-
ines to lead for the entire first
half and take a nine-point edge into

lue, 83-7
helocker room. buckets in the game.
Ernie Johnson was in perpetual Michigan shot an exceptional
motion on offense, darting in and 66.7% in the first half and 51.7%'
out of the key and -getting free for the game but although thel
underneath for picture-book has- Cougars hit only 34 of 82 shots
kets. Johnson's baskets were set their advantage on the boards, out-
up by some beautiful passing by rebounding Michigan 25-15 in the
the Wolverine guards, Joe Johnson crucial second half and 49-37 for
and Wilmiore who combined for the game, spelled the difference.
six assists in the first half. Johnson Wilmore and Russell sparked the
setup toal f igh Woverneremnants of the Michigan attack
setup toal f eghtWolerie i the second half as Henry wound
- up with 18 points on 8-13 shooting
Sfrom the field and a perfect pair
from the line. Russell scored 13 of
Shis 23 points after intermission but
when Wilmore fouled out the spark
was gone.
Cagers. Cos iced

E. Johnson
J. Johnson




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Confident finmen


By The Associated Pres a goal in the second minute of the- Philadebphia 76ers 117-102 i1i
BUFFALO -- Gerry Meehan and game and *the Sabres, who now ]ational Basketball Associgtion
Rene Robert each scored twice last have 11 wins and three ties at game last night, snapping~ a three-'
night as the Buffalo Sabres ran, homie, moved to a 5-0 lead befre 'game losing 'treak for the $uns.
their home-ice unbeaten streak to Tim Ecclestone ruined B~ufalo ,The 76ers, who. have won just,
14 games for the season with a 6-1 goalie' Dave Dryden's bid for 'a three of 28 games, twice closed toq
National Hockey League victory shutout with a goal i~t 2:56 -of Athe 'within one point, but the Suns ptill
over the Detroit Red Wings. final period. '- *' >Med away each time.
Meehan opened the scoring with Hugh- Harris and -Craig I ainisaS'_______________
___ __ _ _ - also scored for the Sabres. I
Bues beaned SC OR SE I
BiOSTON-ik tWalton continued
nd veterait goalie Eddie Johnston COLLEGE BASKETBALL
duajilsearned his second shutout last CUNY 71, Pace 67
night as the Boston Bruins extend- Manhattan 96, St. Peter, N.J. 78
e- t-irunbeaen str-eak to -10 Harvehl 122; 5grfl~fle4
yrsgaewiha- National, Eockey S9p~ Rock 90 Pit-Jonto6
Greg Scott was the state champ League victory over het.LusKansas 69, INiurray State 63
in the butterfly last year with a Blues. N. Texas St. 84, GeorgIa st. 58
time of 51.26 for the 100 yards and Walton scored on a brilliant un- Monmouth, N. J. 68, Bloomfield 72
even bettered - that as he became assisted effort in a three-goal- first Memphisr St. 87, s. Florida '73 -'
number two on the All-America period and then tallied4 agahic in - r NHL
team with a time of 51.1. the finale. He has 14 goals, I2 jt "h1t 5,~s s~ Lous~sot
George Congreve, another fresh- hB at1 ae. e o 4 anurtjo 6, itroit 1
man, also figure etofinish strong Te Bdruins moved into' asti Atlaita 5, Vacouver 2
styl hewstestt cham ad place in the NHL East, four points Phoenix 1)1, Philadelphia 102
antll-Aerca. h tte ap behind front-running Montreal. Atlanta 94, ChIcago 89 (ot)
In diving the Illini have only one Suns shine New England 4,
real good man, Neil Peterson. De-: PITTSJ3URIIH Phdenix, with Mi *est i1O l*"
spite the fact that Michigan's top Neil Walk -ahd Charlie Sct C lom- &, ueE*!
diver, Joe Crawford, is not going bining for 52 points,. defeated the sVir lnik 132, Iitdian 129
on the trip,i i sld be c e~ piks --------- ''--~-.
ingsforMiciga's uicde quad. 1-"-

Temaize and blue-trunked swim
team hits the road this weekend
for a pair of meets that should be
easy workouts for Gus Stager and
crew. Tonight the tankrs splah
mee up wih a e stron e Illinois
to having the talent that Michigan
has on its roster.
That's the thing about swim
meets. Everybody on both teams
knows what everybody on the other
teamn can do in their best races.
So, in order to determine a win-
average timeshof everyodparswim-
ming in the meet and see which
team comes up with the best times.
Occasionally a swimmer will
have an exceptionally good race
and sometimes he will make a mis-
take and come up with a real bad
time, but that seldom happens to
change the results.
Unless teams are very close to-
gether as far as individual pre-
vious times, it is easy to predict
a winner every time. There are no
big upsets in swim meets.
"We don't expect any trouble at
all," said Coach Stager while re-

flecting on the meet at Purdue.
Purdue is one of the worst teams
in the Big Ten and none of their
swimmners seems able to give Mich-
igan any trouble at all.
Luarryr Krauser a d Mrrbas thld
Bolemaer wllpu o display
Kr akers raceis the 209 individ
ual medley b'ut it is still doubtful
that he can measure up to the likes
of Michigan's Torn Szuba or Don
Peterson. Woidrund also cannot
compare his times favorably with
his Wolverine competition.
Coach Stager's confidence is ex-
mores and freshnumenhe itaking
on the trip. Instead of the usual
team, Stager is bringing along
freshmen Mike Dimond and Ian
Pesses, and sophomores Pat Ste-
vens and Mike Sexton. These strok-
ers will be able to get the experi-
ence they need if they expect to
star for the team in future years.
Moving on to Illin territory the
competition becomes a bit tougher,
but there will still be time for a
few fun switches. Michigan's Stu
Isaac, along with a few of his
teammates, will not be swimming
their best strokes.

This should make the meet a
little bit more of a real coiftest. As !
diving coachDc Kmal 're-
marked, 'I think it will be a real
interesting meet,"' but this is only
Michigan's top swimmearsseanddiv-
ers are not making the trip and
because of the switches.
Illinois does have a good team,
though. They placed high in the
Western Division of the Big Ten
Relays against mediocre competi-
tion. Since different point systems
were used, however, it is foolish
to compare the Western results
withthe bEastern s(which Michigan
Comparing relay times, though,
Michigan beat Illinois in all but
one event and according to Stager
the relays are the real indicator
of team depth.
Besides some pretty decent re-
turnees from last year the Illini

Kinmball cautions, though, that
"anything can happen when you
go into a strange pool."
Coach Stager thinks the Illinois
meet will be much tougher. than
the clash with the Boilermakers.
The Illinois contest is "another

have an amazing amount of fresh- 'situation" said Stager, trying to
man talent on their team. Russ hold back his confience.
Meyer, who was the Illinois state "We are going into the meet a
champ last year in -the 200 indi- little shorthanded and I am con-
vidual medley and seventh on the cerned." Nobody else around here
high school All-America list last Iis concerned though, and it is
year, is certain to be tough, as he 'really doubtful that the old coach
has been timed in 52.8 for 100 is.

Room and Board
in Co-Ops
on North Campus
and Central Campus
Places for Men and Women
Winter term 1973

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