The Michigan Daily-Sunday, January 29, 1978-Page 7
Orr empties bench in 92-73 rout
By DAVE RENBARGER
Contrary to popular belief, the
Michigan Wolverines are not a five-
man basketball team.
For the first time this season, the main-
stays of the Michigan bench made their
presence felt, providing the spark
behind yesterday's 92-73 Wolverines
triumph over their one-time arch
rivals, the Indiana Hoosiers.
Faced with an early 27-18 deficit
along with an acute rash of foul trouble
and a lethargic starting quintet, Coach
Johnny Orr went to his bench early in
the first half. He couldn't have been
happier with the result.
LEADING, THE CHARGE from the
sidelines was none other than Toni
Bergen, a frequent target of Crisler
Arena fans' jeers in years past. The
backup center turned those boo's into
thunderous cheers, registering six big
points in the final five minutes of the
first half to help erase a 30-22 Hoosier
Bergen teamed with fellow bench-
warmer Mark Lozier, to give Michigan
a 42-36 halftime lead, and after that the
Wolverines never looked back.
Dozier, subbing for . foul proned
freshman Mike McGee, notched eight
points during the 4:45 blitz as Michigan
outscored the Hoosiers by a total of 22-6.
Of their 44 first half points, non-starters
"It's the best game I've ever played
here," said Lozier. "Since I'm from In-
diana it's gratifying to do this against
THE VICTORY was a crucial one for
the second place Wolverines, upping
their conference mark to 5-2. Michigan
now faces the most grueling six day
stretch of its schedule. Monday night
the Wolverines host Purdue, before hit-
ting the road to play league leading
Michigan State on Thursday and Pur-
due again on Saturday.
"Our bench did a good job," said Orr
after the game. "We played a great
game. At times we had lapses, but
overall we played well."
After the halftime intermission the
hot shooting Wolverines did nothing but
extend their lead, McGee, who picked
up three fouls in the first three minutes
of the game, returned to action and
tallied twenty points to lead the
McGEE'S SHOOTING was again
sharp as he hit on eight of 12 floor at-
tempts. As a team, Michigan blistered
the nets at a 70 per cent clip in the
second half going 34-53 overall (64.2 per
Starting center Joel Thompson
followed McGee with 17 points, keeping
the Wolverines in the game by hitting 15
in the first half, In fact, Thompson was
the only Michigan player to score a
basket over the first 15:17 of the game.
Forward Alan Hardy chipped in with
14, and Lozier pumped in 12. Hoosier
Mike Woodson grabbed scoring honors
with 31 points, while backcourt mate
Wayne Radford netted 14.
Indiana coach Bobby Knight did not
grant post game interviews to any
reporters, but still managed to exercise
his vocal chords, interrupting play on
numerous occasions to argue with the
AT THE OUTSET the sloppy nature
of play suggested that the game
originally slated for Thursday evening,
be postponed yet another day. Both
teams had trouble finding the range
from the field and the Hoosiers were
especially plagued with turnovers.
Quite a few of the Indiana miscues
were caused by Michigan's stifling zone
press which Orr employed throughout
the game. During the second half the
Hoosiers apeatedly lost control of the
ball trying to break the press, and, with
7:53 remaining Michigan established a
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By ERNIE DUNBAR
Whatever happened to the classic basketball games the clashes between
perennial Big Ten powers Indiana and Michigan were supposed to produce?
As of yesterday afternoon, no one in the snow reduced crowd at Crisler
Arena would have believed that these same teams have played some of the
most memorable moments in Big Ten basketball the past six years.
You see, yesterday's 92-73 Michigan victory, was the first time in 12 con-
secutive meetings that either the Wolverines or the Hoosiers haven't been in
first place at this point in the season.
Yer both teams were even lucky to be playing at all, given the immense
amount of snow which played havoc with Michigan's basketball schedule.
First the game was supposed to be switched fro m itsriginal-starting time of
Thursday night to Friday night. Then from Friday to yesterday afternoon.'
All this switching in the starting time found both teams waiting by their
telephones to be told when this game would finally be played. The indecision
and sitting around definitely had an effect on the early portion of the con-
Both teams came out playing the sloppiest game to be seen yet this year
at Crisler. Errant passes, short shots, and a multitude of turnovers made the
first half seem like something short of an intramural game. This sloppy play
was reflected quite clearly in the statistics from the first half. Seven players
had committed three fouls or more, Michigan had 11 turnovers for the first
half, while Indiana was giving the wolverines the ball 15 times.
All told, Michigan racked up 14 fouls while Indiana collected 16 in the fir-
Ready and Waiting
Much of this weak play may be attributed to the fact that both teams
have been ready to play this game since Wednesday. The Hoosiers were in
town by original game time and the Wolverines were sitting in their apar-
tment and dorm rooms, waiting for Johnny Orr to tell them to lace up their
sneakers and tackle Indiana. But the call was not to come until two days
"This will be the third day we've run our pregame warmup," Orr said on
"We were high on Wednesday, we thought better than any time before.
We were ready to play. Then Thursday we had a let down and then we
thought we were going to play yesterday. Then today it was cancelled."
So Orr's conceding that the cancellationpostponement may have hurt
his team somewhat. But then he was quick to point out that Indiana was in
the same situation. Well, not quite. Wouldn't you much rather be sitting in
your apartment and relaxing in a familiar surrounding, rather than being
locked up in a Briarwood Hilton like the Hoosiers were?
Laying around a hotel
When you stay in a hotel and start laying around you kind of feel
sluggish," said Joel Thompson, who was the only Michigan player to score a
basket over the first 15:17 of the game.
I know the two postponements had an effect on the way I viewed yester-
day's ballgame. Being a member of the Greek community on campus it was
my duty all week long to take part in a function known as rush. It was to
culminate on Thursday with a party I was looking forward to miss by atten-
ding the basketball game.
But without the cooperation of Mother Nature I was supposed to be at a
party while moving my plans for an evening of Big Ten basketball back one
day. As it turned out the ladies of Delta Delta Delta sorority made for an en-
Then I woke up of Friday morning, all my classes cancelled, and only a
basketball game to salvage the weekend. But once again I-was disappointed
to the tune of one more postponement.
Well, by the time I slid into the Crisler lot the game had lost its flare. I
wasn't as fired up yesterday as I was prior to the starting time Thursday and
I'm sure the players must have felt the same way.
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Havicek set to quit
following 15th season
By The Associated Press
BOSTON-After 16 years as one of
the greatest players in National Bas-
ketball Association history, John Hav-
licek of the Boston Celtics is ready to
pack it in.
The Associated Press learned from
sources Friday night that Havlicek,
who will be 38 on April 8, will announce
today his retirement at the end of the
HAVLICEK, a former Ohio State
star, reportedly has another year to go
on a contract paying him more than
$250,000 a year. However, sources said
he has become disenchanted with ad-
vancing years and the Celtics' dismal
seasson, 14-29, which already has cost
Tommy Heinsohn his coaching job.
Although a star quarterback in high
school football, Havlicek stuck to
basketball at Ohio State. However, his
first goal after graduation in 1962, was a
pro football career as a wide receiver.
He survived until the Cleveland
Browns' final preseason cut that year.
Pro football's loss proved pro basket-
ball's gain as he immediately joined the
ALTIIOUGII ONLY 6-5 in a world of
giants, Havlicek has been a star at both
forward and guard, breaking virtually
every record in the Celtics' book.
He holds the NBA record for the most
games ever played-1,231. He also is
the only player in NBA history to score
more than 1,000 points for 15 con-
secutive seasons. And, with more than
25,000 points, he ranks third among the
league's all-time scorers, trailing just
Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Rober-
ALAN HARDY of the Wolverines and the Hoosiers' Steve Risley paint a portrait in determination and concentration durin"
yesterday's game at Crisler Arena. The victory over Indiana kept Michigan in a tie for second place in the Big Ten col
Score by Periods
MICHIGAN ............ 44
Indiana ................ 36
In an important Big Ten clash
yesterday, the Purdue Boiler- ,
makers defeated Minnesota 82-
74. The win keeps the Boiler- Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 7-9
makers in a tie for second place Sat., Sun., Wed., 1-3-5-7-9
with Michigan while Minnesota
drops into a tie with Illinois for
Monday night Purdue rolls into
Crisler Arena for the ti -breaking
clash. The game, origi ally to be
played yesterday, was postponed
due to inclement weather.
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TOM STATON of Michigan puts the pressure on Indiana's Mike Woodson. Both
were successful as Woodson piled in a game high 31 points, but Staton played a part
in a pesky defense 'that led the Wolverines to the big 92-73 win yesterday.
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