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HOUSTON UPSETS ARKANSAS

Gophers subdue Purdue

From Wire Service Reports
MINNEAPOLIS-Mychal Thompson
scored 22 points and dominated both
ends of the court in the second half to
lead Minnesota to a 79-72 Big Ten
basketball victory over visiting Purdue
yesterday.
Thompson had five points, three
assists, two blocked shots and six
rebounds in the final 81/2 minutes to lead
the first-place Gophers from a 57-all tie
to a 10-point lead in the final minute.
THE SENIOR All-American center,
playing in -front of seven professional
scouts, led both teams in scoring and in
rebounding with 16. He also had three
assists and blocked three shots.
The Gophers, 11-3 in the Big Ten and
15-7 over-all, got balanced scoring with
guard Osborne Lockhart finishing with
21. He was followed by Kevin McHale
with 14 and Dave Winey with 10.
Purdue, which had defeated con-
ference co-leader Michigan State by 19
points in its last game, led only twice
but tied the score seven different times
in the second half.
GUARD EUGENE Parker led the
Boilermakers, 9-5 in the Big Ten, with
21. He was followed by Joe Berry
Carroll with 14 and Wayne Walls and
Walter Jordan with 12 each.
* * *
HTos sty-mied
HOUSTON -Houston's three-guard

offense, fueled byt Ken Williams and
Cecile Rose, led the Cougars to an 84-75
upset victory over No. 1 ranked
Arkanas yesterday in a Southwest Con-
ference basketball game that sent the
Hogs to only their second defeat of the
season.
WILLIAMS, WHO only recently ear-
ned a starting poisition, scored 20 points
to lead the Cougars and Rose, who ad-
ded 19 points, kept the Cougars ahead
late in the second half when Arkansas
cut Houston's lead to 71-70 with 4:09 to
play. ,
Houston had led 51-39, its biggest ad-
vantage of the game, with 15:54 to go
when Arkansas' Marvin Delph, who
scored 14 points in the second half, star-
ted the Hogs' belated rally. Delph
finished with 22 points.
But after Steve Schall sank two free
throws, cutting Houston's lead to 71-70,
successive baskets by Mike Schultz and
Williams put Houston back in command
and the Cougars went into a stall with
2 :38 to play.
ARKANSAS' record dropped to 25-2
and 13-2 in the SWC, while the Cougars
improved their season mark to 21-7 and
are 11-5 in the SWC.
* * *
Hawkeyes pierced
CHAMPAIGN-Rob Judson's basket
with six seconds left yesterday lifted
Illinois to a 77-76 victory over Iowa in a
Big Ten basketball game.
Iowa held a 37-35 halftime lead but
Illinois came back in the second half to
take leads of 39-38 and 49-47 on a basket
by Eddie Johnson.
THE ILLINI held the lead until Iowa
battled back to tie the game at 61-61 on
a pair of free throws by Clay
Heargraves and again at 75-75 on a pair
of free throws by Tom Norman.
Iowa's Ronnie Lester, who led all

scorers with 25 points, broke the tie
with his ninth straight free throw of the
game to give Iowa a 76-75 lead but he
missed the second of a one-on-one and
Illinois came back to win it on Judson's
basket.
Johnson, a freshman, led the Illini
with 20 points while Mark Smith added
17 including 11 of 13 from the free -throw
line. Rich Adams added 11 for the Illini
and Judson finished with 10.
ASIDE FROM Lester, Vincent
Brookins was the only other Hawkeye
in double figures, finishing with 11 poin-
ts.
Illinois boosted its conference record
to 6-8 and is 12-11 over-all. Iowa slipped
to 4-10 and 11-12.
'Cats in basement
EVANSTON-Arnold Gaines hit four
pressure free throws in the final 17
seconds yesterday to enable Wisconsin
to nip Northwestern 81-80 in a Big Ten
basketball contest.
Wisconsin led 44-42 at half, but Nor-
thwestern began to pull away in the
second half behind the shooting of Pete
Boesen, who gunned in a career-high 20
points.
NORTHWESTERN led by as many
as nine points in the second half before
foul problems changed the tide as Mike
Campbell, Bob Klaas and Boesen all
fouled out for the Wildcats.
Claude Gregory, who led Wisconsin
with 19 points before fouling out, Bill
Pearson, with 17 points, and Gaines
spearheaded Wisconsin's comeback
drive.
Wisconsin hiked its conference
record to 4-10 and overall mark to 8-14
Northwestern is 3-11 in the Big Ten and
7-16 on the season.

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DETROIT RED WINGS' Dennis Hextall puts the choke on Philadelphia Flyers' Orest Kindrachuk while Red
Wing Reed Larson and Flyer Tom Bladon watch the action. 42 penalties totaling 136 minutes were called during the
Flyers 4-2 victory. Despite the loss, Detroit remains in the thick of the race for the final NHL playoff berth

along with the Pittsburgh Penguins,
BILLBOARD
Next Tuesday's Michigan-Western
Michigan worhen's basketball game,
originally scheduled to be played in
Kalamazoo, is now slated to be a home
game, to be played at 7 p.m. in Crisler
Arena.
The Department of Recreational
Sports has announced an athletic clinic
dealing with problems related to condi-
tioning and injuries. All limping and
wheezing joggers should report to
Room 2230 of the CCRB at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 21st.

the New York Rangers, and the Cleveland Barons.

GOOD OMEN FOR BIG TENS:

Blue cinde
By JAMIE TURNER
YPSILANTI - If happiness is win-
ning track meets even though your
squad is weakened by injury and ill-
ness, coach Jack Harvey must be satis-
fied with his team's performance in the
Central Collegiate Conference Indoor
Track Championships held here the
past two days.
With a number of his best athletes
stricken with the flu bug and distance
runner Mike McGuire still out with a
stress fracture, Michigan nevertheless
was able to outpoint the host Eastern
Michigan team 132 to 112.5.
"It was nice to win this," said Harvey
afterwards, "but the Big Ten Meet in
two weeks is really our big meet. We've
got a lot of work to do, but there were
some good performances."
The Wolverines showed all-around
strength throughout the meet, and were
particularly solid in the field events,
where they placed first in both the-long
jump and pole vault and grabbed third
in the shot put.
"(Jim)tStokes did real well (in the
pole vault) and (James) Henry did an

rmen cop
excellent job in the long jump," stated
Harvey. "It was a difficult place to
jump (for Henry) due to the shortness
of the track and the condition."
Henry easily passed the rest of the
competition with a jump of 24-5%,
almost two feet better than the runner-
up. Stokes meanwhile, set the only meet
record with an effort of 16-7. Randy
Foss finished third in the shot, losing to
the eventual Most Valuable field per-
former, Bruno Pualetto of Central
Michigan.
The biggest problem for the
Wolverines during the meet was incon-
sistent showings in the middle distance
races. Expected to clean up in the mile,
440, 880, one and two mile relays, the
best Michigan could do was Tim
Thomas' second in the 880.

CCC crown
"We need a lot of work in the middle
distances," said Harvey, but we've got
two weeks and we should improve."
Arnett Chisholm won an exciting 60
yard high hurdles by one tenth of a
second over Kevin Jackson of Eastern
in a time of 7.3. The closeness of the
race was testified to by the fact that the
eight finalists were separated by a
margin of only four tenths of a second.
The other Michigan winner was Bill
Donakowski, who came back from a
disappointing fourth in the mile to win
the two-mile run in a time of 8:53.35.
Harvey was voted coach of the meet
for his efforts. He now comes back to
Ann Arbor to prepare to host the
Michigan Invitational next weekend
before he takes his charges to the Big
Ten meet in West Lafayette.

Ole! Canales breaks
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records in

By BILLY SAHN
Michigan's men's varsity swimming
team got revenge for last year's loss to
W O N DUER~ING lUrival Michigan State yesterday at Matt
Mann Pool. The Wolverines dunked the
0 Spartans 81-32.
to eat tonight? TELPIDED MEET left the
Wolverines with first places in12 of the
13 events including both diving events.
The Spartans took first and second in
B ELL 'S has great the 200-yard butterfly, and that was it.
izza & grinders! The home pool advantage which State
swimming coach Dick Fetters admitted
S. State & Packard-995-0232 to before the meet was quite evident.
nfrom i I a.m. to a.m."Michigan swam better than I thought
open they could," said the Spartan coach.
FREE DELIVERIES from 4:30 p.m. Among the standouts for Michigan
was frosh sprinter Fernando Canales.
Canales set two pool records: the first
in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of

blue romp
1:39.04, and the second in the 100-yard
freestyle with a time of 45.60. Canales
also anchored the victorious 400-yard
free relay team which finished with a
time of 3:09.14.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS of the meet
included a double first place perform-
ance by sophomore Kevin Morgan in
the 200-yard individual medley
(1:56.16) and the 200-yard breaststroke
(2:12.04). Sophomore Scott Weir
finished first in the 200-yard backstroke
(1:57.77) easily beating out State's
Mike Rado. Weir also led off the
Wolverine's first place 400-yard medley
relay.
The Wolverine tankers will now have
two weeks to gear up to the Big Ten's to
be held at Illinois. Although Indiana is
the probable winner, the race for
second place will be nip and tuck.
Among those that Michigan must con-
tend with is Wisconsin, who earlier this
season beat Michigan by one point.
"It's going to be a very close race for
second place this year. Michigan will be
pursuing Wisconsin all the way," said
Spartan coach Fetters.

Daily Photo by PETER SERLING
DIVI R MATT CHELICH rests on the sideline between dives yesterday at the
Michigan-Michigan State swim meet. Chelich, the NCAA 1-meter diving cham-
pion, contributed to the Wolverine's 81-32 win by taking first places in both the
1-meter and 3-meter dives. Chelich and his teammates now move onto the Big
Ten's in early March hoping to gain an invitation to the NCAA's at the end of
the month.

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The five most dangerous words
in the English language.

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Arnie close
in Australian
tourney
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -
Arnold Palmer led the third round of
the $50,000 Victorian.Open Golf tourna-
ment yesterday and saidhe is confident
he is about to win his first major tourna-
ment in three years.
Palmer took a 4-under-par 68. With a
three-day total of 213, that put him in
third place behind Australian Vaughan
Somers, who led by as much as five
strikes Saturday, but finished with a 74
for 211.
"Two strokes off the lead is not a big
number," Palmer said after the round.
"I've got a good shot at it now.
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