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January 22, 1978 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 21, 1978-Page 7


Blue b
Usually the Michigan cagers only have nine
thigs to worry about throughout a Big Ten
:season, but now a new member has been added
:to the list - the weather. And to make matters
amore complicated, the Wolverines are wishing
;for good weather - not at home but in Columbus.
"We're just hoping we can play the game on
,Monday," said assistant coach Bill Frieder of
;Yesterday's rescheduled Ohio State-Michigan
basketball contest. "There's a chance they may
,et more snow. If we don't play it on Monday or
I'uesday, then we'll have to play it after a
aturday game."
IF THE GAME is not played tomorrow or
;'uesday, then Michigan and Ohio State will be
pt a definite disadvantage. In the Wolverines'
Fase, the toughest part of their schedule comes in
4he next three weeks, so if they have to add
another game the chances of fatigue would be
But if the game is played tomorrow night
(7:35) as planned, Michigan will be facing a
team that is tough at home. The Buckeyes have
gnly lost once inl St. John's Arena this year, 87-75,
to Iowa.
Ohio State coach Eldon Miller commented on
home court advantage. "I don't think it's very
important. It will be as important as you want to
make it," Miller said.
THE BUCKEYE MENTOR is more concerned
with his team's resiliency after its 77-63 loss to


OsU, snow

Indiana on Thursday dropping OSU to 2-3 in the
Big Ten. "It's just like you have to do every day.
When you get knocked down, you have to get
back up and get going," Miller said.
Ohio State's man who gets things going is
freshman center Herb Williams. Williams aver-
ages 18.4 points and 12.3 rebounds (Note: all Ohio
State statistics are from before the Indiana
game). "He's been scoring," Frieder said. "He
posts well inside and is an excellent rebounder.
They look to go to him quite a bit."
The other inside man on the Buckeye's 1-2-2
offense is sophomore Jim Ellinghausen, the
former Plymouth Salem standout. He scores 6.5
points a game and nets 6.5 boards a game.
Freshman Jim Smith substitutes for Elling-
hausen. Smith averages 5.8 points and 4.6
THE REST OF THE offense rotates with one
point man and two wingmen. Usually sophomore
Kelvin Ransey is at the top. He hits for 15.4 a
game. The two wingers are senior Mike Cline
and freshman Ken Page. They average 8.5 and 10
points, respectively.
Junior Fred Poole, 3.4 point average, and
freshman Carter Scott, 8.5 average, are used
often as substitutes for the wingmen.
The offense operates with the top three men
weaving back and forth trying to create an open
lane to the basket. The inside men meanwhile
are either posting inan attempt to get someone
free, or they are moving to get open on the inside

for an easy layup.
The Buckeyes also use the four corner offense
when they want to mix things up. Then, they will
quickly go back into the 1-2-2 with the hopes of
shaking someone free.
"OUR BIGGEST concern," Frieder said, "is
how we defense them. They've'got the shooters
outside and the big men posting inside." He
added that Michigan's defensive goal is 65
points. "We've been at that or under it all year,"
he added.
On defense, the Buckeyes use the 2-3 and 1-3-1
zones plus man-to-man defense. "They'll mix
them up. And they will press you. We'll just have
to adjust to what they do," Frieder said.
Some of the other areas which Michigan must
perform well are rebounding and controlling the
game's tempo. "I think when we let Wisconsin
set the tempo it wasn't good for us. But every
game is different, so it just depends on the situa-
tion," Frieder said.
One of the keys to the Wolverine attack will be
the bench, which has been the case most of the
year. "This is the type of team that we have con-
fidence in all 12 players in our program," he
Frieder went on to explain the substitution
strategy. "Like Ohio State, they've got a three
guard offense. So, we might come with a smaller
guy say for (Tom) Staton's replacement. Where
against Wisconsin we came with the bigger
man," Frieder added.
)............ G...........Kelvin Ransey (6-1)
......... ...G ................ Ken Page (6-3)
8).......... C .......... Herb Williams (6-11)
............ . F ........ Jim Ellinghausen (6-7)
. ............. F . ...........Mike Cline (6-4)

Sports ofThe Daily
Bruins wallop Red Wings
By The Associated Press
BOSTON - Boston's line of Peter McNab, Wayne Cashman and John
Wensink clicked for three goals yesterday to spark the Bruins to a 7-1 victory
over the Detroit Red Wings before the smallest Boston Garden crowd in nine
With Boston's Logan Airport closed by snow, the Red Wings arrived an
hour and a half before the game after flying from Detroit to Manchester,
N.H. and riding a bus for an hour to Boston.
The crowd of 8,463 was the smallest for an NHL game in Boston since
Feb. 9, 1969.
The Bruins spotted Detroit a goal by Paul Woods early in the first period
but came back on a power play score by Terry O'Reilly and Bobby Sch-
mautz' 23rd goal of the season for a 2-1 lead at the end of one period.
Cashman and Wensink made it 4-1 in the second period on similar scores
as,Peter McNab got the puck to them from pileups in front of the net with
Detroit goalie Jim Rutherford down.
* * * * * *
Holtz tabbed top coach
KLAHOMA CITY - In the closest race in the 21-year history of the
award, Arkansas' Lou Holtz has been named Coach of the Year in voting by
* members of the Football Writers Association of America.
Holtz, whose Razorbacks finished 11-1 and ambushed Oklahoma in the
Orange Bowl, won by a 16-vote margin over Fred Akers, whose Texas
Longhorns pinned the only loss of the season on Arkansas and were top-
ranked in the nation until they lost to Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl.
A total of 31.coaches received votes, but it was strictly a two-man race.
Dan Devine of Notre Dame was a distant third.
Holtz was in his first season at Arkansas after coaching the New York
Jets one year. He took the pro job after successful stints at William and
Mary and North Carolina State.
- His Razorbacks lost to Texas, 13-9,'but finished third nationally after
axing Oklahoma, 31-6.
Unknown heads Crosby field
PEBBLE BEACH - Tommy McGinnis, an off-the-board and almost off
the tour longshot in a field of the game's greatest players, fought his way to a
2-under-par 70 that lifted him into a 3-way tie for the lead yesterday in the
second round of the rain-delayed Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Tourna-
The skinny, graying McGinnis, still competing only because he was
granted an extension of his playing rights, finished 36 holes with a 139 total
and tied for the lead with Ray Floyd and Hale Irwin. Irwin shot a 70 and
Floyd a 69 in the celebrity field at Spyglass Hill, probably the toughest of the
three soggy Monterey Peninsula courses used for this unique event.
Tom Watson, the 1977 Player of the Year and defending title-
holder here, had he lead alone until he double-bogeyed the final hole at
Spyglass and dropped back into a group at 140, one shot off the pace
halfway through the event.
Johnny Miller disqualified himself for signing an incorrect
scorecard after Friday's first round. He signed for a 76, actually shot 77
and didn't realize the error until he saw the scores in the newspaper.
Jack Nicklaus took a 74 and, with a 151 total, appears likely to miss
the cut when the field is trimmed to the low 60 scorers after Sunday's
third round.
Arnold Palmer, with a 77, is still higher - 152. He and amateur
partner Gerald Ford are very much in the race in the pro-am
competition, however.
Bulldogs scare top-ranked 'Cats
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Jack Givens shot top-ranked Kentucky out
of a slow first-half start yesterday afternoon and the unbeaten Wildcats
withstood a late Mississippi State rally for a 75-65 Southeastern
Conference basketball victory.
Down 23 points at one time in the second half, Mississippi State
closed to 69-63 with 1:08 left in the game, mostly on the long-range
baskets, of freshman Greg Grim. Grim scored 15 points in the last nine
minutes of the game.
But Kentucky put the game away with six straight free throws with
six straight free throws by Kyle Macy, Jay Shidler and Truman Claytor,
and increased its record to 14-0 overall and 6-0 in the SEC.
Givens wound up with 21 points, 13 of them in an eight-minute span
in the first half, when Kentucky broke a 12-12 tie and surged to a 36-22
halftime lead.

David Baxter (6-3
Tom Staton (6-3).
Joel Thompson (6-
Alan Hardy (6-6).
Mike McGee (6-5)

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
KATTLING FOR a loose ball in last year's Michigan-OSU cage clash are Phil
Hubbard (right) and Buckeye sparkplug Kelvin Ransey. Ransey will be back to
lead the OSU attack when the Blue cagers travel to Columbus tomorrow. Ilub-
bard however, still languishes on the bench recuperating from knee surgery:
Monday's tip-off time is 7:35 p.m.


By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - Panama's Roberto
Duran dramatically ended a close
fight with a 12th-round technical
knockout yesterday of Esteban De -
Jesus of Puerto Rico to win the undis-
'puted lightweight boxing champion-
ship of the world.
The fight was virtually even until
Duran connected with a short right
hand, putting DeJesus down. The
'Puerto Rican got up, only to run into
a barrage of blows and was helpless
when co-trainer Manny Sciaca en-
tered the ring and called for referee
Buddy Basilico to stop the bout.
DURAN, NOTED as a street
fighter before he turned pro, recov-
ered from a DeJesus left hook in the
12th to score the knockdown blow
that meant the ending of their third
DeJesus had outpointed Duran
when they first met in 1972 but was
knocked out in the 11th round of a
rematch two years later.
The ending this time came after
two minutes, 32 seconds of the 12th in
a bout scheduled for 15 rounds.
Duran, a 2-1 favorite, won his 61st
victory in 62 fights and scored his
51st knockout.

TKO's Dejesus

THE TITLE FIGHT was a bruising
battle from its start to the sudden
finish, although all three judges had
Duran ahead after 11 rounds, by
margins of threee to five points.
Duran opened faster than usual to
score with both lefts and rights in
close battling before DeJesus went to
a long-range strategy.
Duran was warned for a low blow
in the fourth round and scored well in
the 10th when he physically spun
DeJesus into the ropes and blasted
him with punches to both the body
and head. The previous round, the
Panamanian appeared to be taking
command of the close fighting.
THE LOSS WAS only the fourth in
54 fights for DeJesus, who had won
the WBC title in 1976 and defended
successfully three times with knock-
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Duran's -purse reportedly was
$250,000, with DeJesus getting $150,-
000 for this bout to determine one
world champion in the 135-pound
Duran showed a swelling under his
right eye in the fifth round and at the
end of that stanza DeJesus was
spitting blood. Other than that, there
were no visible marks and neither
boxer went down until Duran scored
with the right in the 12th.
"I wasn't surprised that DeJesus
went down, because that's why they
call me 'Stone Hands,' " Duran said
through his interpreter.

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.Tar Heels grab ACC lead
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina guard Phil Ford scored 23
points yesterday to lead the fifth-ranked Tar Heels into undisputed
possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 85-71
victory over Maryland.
The victory boosted North Carolina's overall record to 15-2 and put


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