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Page 10-Sunday, January 8, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Wisconsin rall
ices Blue, 54

Special to The Daily
MADISON-Two quick third-
period goals, just 29 seconds apart,
by Wisconsin's Mike Eaves andTom
Ulseth lifted the Badgers to a 5-4 vic-
tory over Michigan in front of
another capacity crowd of 8,662 here
iast night.
Those two goals erased a 4-3
Michigan lead when Mark Miller
scored for the second time in the
game late in the final period.
BOTH TEAMS played an exciting
second period for the first sixteen
At 12:26 of the period Wisconsin
scored the tie-breaking goal when
Debol served up the puck on the
proverbial silver platter to the
Badgers Mark Johnson, right in
front of Palmer. Johnson made the
most of the opportunity, powering
the puck by the unprotected
Wolverine goalie.
Then in the next four minutes both
Michigan and Wisconsin stunned the
crowd with amazingly inept plays.
Mike Eaves, one of Wisconsins top
scoreis, skated in on Palmer with
the Wolverine defensemen draped
all over him. Eaves' seemingly in-
nocuos shot slid off Palmer's stick

and skate and dropped into the net.
lead disappeared faster than you
could say "dribbled past Dibble ...,"
and that is exactly what happened.
Less than two minutes apart,
Michigan captain John McCahill and
Mark Miller drilled long slap shots
towards the Badgers net. Both times
Dibble allowed the puck to slip right
through his leg, and the game was
tied with only one period left to play.
Michigan skated, checked and
shot with much more proficiency
last night compared with Friday
night's effort. But the result after
the first period was the same, a 1-1
BOTH TEAMS played solid, tight

checking hockey throughout the
period. But a couple of defensive
lapses were turned into goals.
The Wolverines scored first again
when Dave Debol lifted the puck
over a sprawled Badger goalie Mike
Dibble just over four minutes into
the game. Dibble first stopped a slap
shot from the blue line but was
unable to contain Debol and Ben
Kawa. The two Michigan players
took a couple of swipes at the puck
before Debol connected.
The Badger's Les Grauer tied the
game eight minutes later when he
scored through a screen on Blue
goalie Rick Palmer.
And again Wisconsin held the
territorial edge, outshooting
Michigan 25-12, but this time the
Wolverines were up to the challenge.

W eil, almnost.00

Scoring: 1. M-Debol (Kawa, Hoene) 4:35; 2.
W-Graurer (Mark Johnson. Lecy) 12:0:3.
Penalties: 1. M-Romanchuk (interference)
13:40; 2. M-Turner (holding) 13:40; 3. M-Mc-
Intosh, Thayer (roughing) 17:18; 4. W-Brad
Johnson (hooking) 19:22.
Scoring: 3. W-M. Johnson (B. Suter,
Graurer) 12:26; 4. W-Eaves (B. Johnson, Ul-
seth) 16:30; 5. M-McCahill (Coffman, Turner)
17:03; 6. M-Miller.(Manning, Lerge) 18:38.
Penalties: 5. W-Kavolinas (holding) 4:42; 6.
W-J. Suter (roughing) 8:36; 7. M--Manning (in-

terference) 8:57; 8. M-Turner (roughing)
14:03; 9. W-M. Johnson (roughing) 14:03.
Scoring: 7. M-Miller (Oiver, berg) 12:22; 8.
W-Eaves (Welsh, Graurer) 14:08: 9. W-Ulseth
(Welsh, Kavolinas) 14:37.
Penalties: 10. -Manning (tripping) 3:55: 11.
W-Ulseth (tripping) 4:02: 12. M-Turner (high
sticking) 7:22: 13.1M-Turner (hooking) 12:43.

Palmer (M).................24
D)ibble (W)................II

10 14 -48
11 6-281

AP Photo
illini cager Levi Cobb gives Indiana's Mike Woodson the elbow and takes the ball in yesterday's game at Bloom-
ington. Illinois went on to upset the Hoosiers, 65-64.



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Roman holidays...
. . . at Badger Coliseum
T HE SCOREBOARD READ: Wisconsin 8, Michigan 2 after 'Friday's
game. But it might as well have been 8,662 (that night's attendence)
,The fans of Wisconsin's hockey team had just as much to do with the
Badger's resounding victory as Mark Johnson's hat trick or Julian Baretta's
The fans can be cool, demeaning, demanding and sometimes vicious.
But they are also clever, enthusiastic fans, active from the opening faceoff to
the final buzzer.
They turn any hockey game at the Coliseum into a Roman holiday with a
carnival atmosphere waiting for the Christians to be thrown to the lions.
They used to arrive at 6:15 for the 7:30 games, but now Wisconsin coach
Bob Johnson laments that it is fashionable for them to reach their seats at
7:29 - just in time for the show to begin.
The Coliseum is a plush arena with theatre-type seats and a good view of
the event from every seat. A red-coated orchestra blares out snappy little
dities to perk up the already sky-high crowd (including a purposely off-key
rendition of "The Victors"). No one would mistake them for the Salvation
Army band, that's for sure.
Fans get into the act
But it isn't just the sell-out audience or the University entertainment or
even the usual Badger victory that makes the evenirg such a smashing suc-
It is the fan participation that really makes any game a treat to watch,
especially for a visitor who isn't exposed to it game after game. It is similar
to the awe a person fells when viewing his or her first football game in the
massive Michigan Stadium.
But it isn't quite the same thing.
At a football game it is easy to get caught up in the immensity of the
crowd. 100,000 people is 100,000 people, plain simple. But try to recreate that
gura with 8,000 people. It can be done, and Madison is proof.
The first clue that you are in for an unusual night of hockey comes from
the many signs hanging from the balcony around the arena.
"Eaves(y) does it!".extolls one sign.
"Go Big Red," declares Snoopy.
"When you've said Wisconsin, you've said it all," says a third one.
Then there is the huge caricature of a goalie with holes in his stick and he
is patched up with band-aids. In letters at least four feet long above him is
the cry, "SIEVE" jumping out at you.
With the band and the signs in place the crowd is ready to go.
"Rose Bowl, Rose Bowl," they whooped, hoping to shake up the
In the balcony one maniacal fan started yelling a variety of derogatory
remarks, drawing the ire of the fans around him, who booed and told him to
shut up. However, he did manage onehumorous line (to Wisconsin fans) ran-
ting, "I wonder if Washington has a hockey team!" He got his laugh and
a little applause so he bowed to the people and sat down.
"Vaaa-Var-Eeee "
But the band, famous for its antics, came up with the best lines of the
night including a musical take-off of Michigan goalie Rudy Varvari's last
name, to the tune of an automobile commercial in which a well-known singer
croons to a car.
They also honored Varvari with a chorus of "Happy Birthday" while
waving goodbye. ("At least you had a good first period.") The band mixed
their humor with non-stop drum cadences and more music.
Watching the game at the Coliseum is something special even if I am
from enemy territory.
You have to admire the way these people prepare for the game. It starts
with the P.A. announcer's opening line:
"Good evening hockey fans."
(Crowd roars.)
"Tonight, Wisconsin plays Michigan, and we will have to be literally and
figuratively on 'de ball' (Debol)."
(Crowd groans')
And even when the game is over, alittle bit of light music floats over the
empty coliseum. It is Charlie Chaplin's famous song "Smile Though Your
Heart is Aching."

From Wire Service Reports
BLOOMINGTON, - Center Rich
Adams sparked Illinois to a 10-point
halftime lead and the Illini held off a
furious Indiana charge yesterday to
upset the 11th-ranked Hoosiers 65-64
in a Big Ten college basketball game.
Indiana, falling to 9-2 overall and
1-1 in the Big Ten, had a chance to
win in the closing seconds. Trailing
by just one point, the Hoosiers got the
ball with eight seconds left when
Illinois' Reno Gray was called for a
charging foul, but a bad pass by
Indiana guard Jim Wisman ended
the threat.
Adams, a 6-foot-9 senior, led the
Illini with a game-higp 21 points.
Sophomore guard Mike Woodson
paced the Hoosiers with 17 points, but
only four of those came in the second
With Adams hitting six of seven
shots and scoring 15 points, Illinois
took the lead for good at 7-6 and built
a 41-31 halftime cushion.
Illinois, now 7-4 overall and 1-1 in
the Big Ten, led by 12 early in the
second half before Indiana rallied
behind senior Wayne Radford, who
scored 13 of his 16 points after the
Indiana closed within two points
with more than 10 minutes left in the
game, but six straight points gave
the Illinis some breathing room at
The Hoosiers charged again in the
last five minutes, with Radford
scoring eight points. Baskets by
Radford and Wisman pulled Indiana
within three, but a pair of free throws
by Illinois reserve forward Mark
Smith upped it to five again.
The two teams traded baskets

upsets I
before a Radford jumper with 22
seconds left cut the Illinois lead to
three. The Illini failed to get'the ball
inbounds within five seconds and
freshman center Ray Tolbert con-
nected to bring Indiana within one.
Adams was supported by Gray and
sophomore forward Levi Cobb with
10 points each. After Woodson and
Radford, sophomore Glen Grunwald
added 12 points for the Hoosiers.
Illinois shot 26 of 50 from the field
for 52 per cent while Indiana hit just
28 of 57 for 42 per cent. The Illini
control the rebounds, 38-30. ,
MSU cruises
EAST LANSING - Earvin "Magic"
Johnson's 18 points and six assists led
Michigan State to its second straight.
Big Ten victory last night, a 74-63
decision over Wisconsin.
Johnson also led his teammates at the
free throw line with a 10-for-10 perfor-
mance. In all, the Spartans converted
26 of 37 free throws as the Badgers
committed 30 fouls.
Michigan State took a 30-24 halflime
lead in a sluggish first half, but opened
up leads of 14 to 17 points in the second
half. Johnson scored 14 of his 18 points
and Greg Kelser 11 of his 17 in the
second half.
Arnold Gaines and Wesley Matthews
led Wisconsin with 13 and 11 points
Michigan State is 10-1 overall and 2-0
in the conference. Wisconsin is 4-6 and
"I think we were a little flat tonight,"
MSU Coach Jud Heathcote said. "We
tried to get ourselves going by pressing
in the first half and we tried to fast
break, but we had too many turnovers.
"Their control of the tempo of the
game had a lot to do with our poor of-
fensive output. Wisconsin also played a
very aggressive man to man defense."

"The turning point of the game was
when there were two or three question-
able calls midway through the second
half," said Wisconsin Coach Bill.
* * *
Purdue rolls
Jordan scored 20 points and a trio of
Purdue teammates added 16 points
apiece yesterday, leading the Boiler-
makers to an easy 87-62 Big Ten
basketball victory over Northwest-
Purdue led only 33-26 at half-time
but outscored the Wildcats by 19
points within the first 12 minutes of
the second period and coasted to
Freshman Drake Morris came off
the bench during that second half
surge and scored 12 of his 16 points in
a five-minute stretch. Sophomore
center Joe Barry Carroll and senior
guard Eugene Parker also scored 16
as the Boilermakers raised their Big
Ten record to 2-0 and their overall

mark to 7-4.
Northwestern, now 0-2 in the
conference and 4-7 for all games, got
only 31 points from its starters. Mike
Campbell, a 6-foot-10 sophomore,
came off the bench with 14 points to
lead the Wildcats, while senior Tony
Allen added nine.
Buckeyes upset
COLUMBUS - Ronnie Lester sank
seven of eight free throws in the last
minute last night to help Iowa to an 87-
75 Big Ten basketball victory over Ohio
Lester scored 31 points, including 13
of 16 foul shots, to help the Hawkeyes
square their conference record at 1-1
and hand Ohio State its first home loss
in seven games this season.
Clay Hargrave added 17 and Steve
Waite, a 6-foot-9 freshman center, ad-
ded 13.
Herb Williams, a 6-11 freshman cen-
ter, and Kelvin Ransey scored 20 points
each for Ohio State, 1-1 in the league
and 8-3 overall. Ransey fouled out with
4:02 left.

oosiers, 65-64

Top-ranked Kentucky romps
By The Associated Press
GAINSVILLE, Fla. - Top-ranked Kentucky blended Kyle Macy's 20 points
with tenacious zone and man-to-man defenses for an 86-67 Southeastern Confer-
ence basketball victory over Florida yesterday.
It was one of the biggest margins the Wildcats ever managed in Alligator Alley
and kept their season record perfect at 10-0 and 2-0 in the conference. Florida fell to
8-4 with an SEC mark of 1-2.
Macy's 16 points in the first half put Kentucky in the lead at intermission. Florida
closed within three points with 14:41 left on a layup by Ric Clarson, who led the
Gators with 17.

But then.Kentucky's Jack Givens and
James Lee began hitting. Givens had 19
points, all but one in the second half and
Lee scored 16:
Three' steals and Clarson's outside
shooting gave Florida its biggest lead
at 16-10 in the first 32 minutes before
Kentucky chilled the Gators with a
temporary zone defense and Macy's
accurate shooting from 15 and 20 feet
* * *
Tar Heels cruise
hit five straight field goals over a 4%-
minute stretch in the second half last
night to help power North Carolina's
second-ranked Tar Heels past Virgin-
ia's 13th-ranked Cavaliers 76-61 in At-
lantic Coast Conference basketball.
The Tar Hells, running their record to
12-1 and 2-0 in the ACC.
Ford finished with 25 points and Mike
O'Koren with 18 for the Tar Heels, who
also suffered 15 turnovers after inter-
mission that made little difference in
the final outcome.
Jeff Lamp had 16 points and Marc
Iavaroni and Lee Raker 12 each for the


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