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Page Eight

THE MICHIGAN GAILY

Sunday, ionuoey 30, 1977

PageEigh THEMICHGAN AIL

--,

full court
Loss at Northwestern . ..
brings out faults
By KATHY HENNEGHAN
EVANSTON
IT HAD TO HAPPEN one of these days. Michigan almost
squeaked through its tiring seven-games-in-fourteen-days
stretch without a loss. But the Northwestern Wildcats, ninth
in the Big Ten going into yesterday's game, beat the Wol-
verines and beat them convincingly, 99-87.
Since the Purdue game at Crisler a week ago Thursday,
Mihigan seems to have played just well-enough to win. John-
ny Orr's squad barely got by three second-division ball clubs:
Illinois, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Still, a win is a win, by
2points or 20.
But this time the effort fell short. The Wildcats beat
Michigan at its own game. They ran circles around Orr's
tired crew and shot the lights out of McGaw Hall, hit-
ting 61% from the floor, to Michigan's 39%.
Defensively, the Wildcats did the job on, the Wolverines,
wearing them down and forcing hurried shots.
"They (the Wolverines) rely on pressure defense," explain-
ed Northwestern coach Tex Winter. "If you cyan break down
the pressure,tthey're not thattgood defensively. We can break
their defense down."
"We made them move around before they took the shot,"
said Northwestern guard Billy McKinney, the game's high
scorer with 29 points.
"If they were tired I'm glad they were," said Winter.
"Everyone was convinced' they weren't that much better than
us."
Key weaknesses evident
Orr made no excuses.
"Don't even ,mention the number of games," he said. "The
team beat us. I'in no crybaby."
So the Wolverines remain precariously perched atop the
Big Ten standings. They have until Thursday to prepare for
Indiana. Don't let that 9-7 record fool you; the Hoosiers are
better than you think.
"We have not had time to work on fundamentals," said
Orr. "We'll take today off and get ready for Indiana. The
thing that bothers me is that I don't think we've been get-
ting any better, especially since the Purdue game."
He's right-there's room for improvement.
Michigan's free throw shooting has been erratic.
Sometimes it's downright terrible. In the first half yes-
terday, the team made' 9 of 20 attempts for a sickly 45%
from the line.
*Tom Staton, for one, has not been sharp in the past
few games. The 6'3" guard-forward is not the defensive stal-
wart he, was, and he's popping up shots that may be out of
his range. Add those missed lay-ups and what do, you get-a
lack of confidence or a lack of concentration?
*ubIt's always a bad omen when Phil Hubbard fouls out.
Hub. is indispensable to the Michigan attack. But it's not only
that Hubbard is so good - there is no good back-up for him.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and Tom Ber-
gen just isn't strong. At best, when number 53 sees action he
looks for his shot and scores a few points. All too often though,
when Berg's man beats him, he'll foul the guy.
A few days to regroup
Yesterday Bergen fouled Bob Svete twice in the last 1:05
after Svete scored. Svete missed free throws both times and,
granted, things already looked bad for the Blue (92-85 North-
western), but is Bergen a guy you want in there at the end?
He's not nearly the threat Hub is, nor do his teammates.
have confidence in him.
Why not use Joel Thompson in the pivot more often? He's 1
not as likely to make the silly fouls he made a year ago and
brr is the first to admit he's intimidating on defense.V
"I wouldn't mind being in at center if Phil was in foul
trouble," said Thompson. "I would have liked to have been f
in there at the end. I hadn't been doing much offensively, i
partly because we hadn't been playing as a team much, n
but I felt I could have controlled the boards." s
S
Now Michigan-can take some'time to reevaluate its strengths t
aid' weaknesses.
"I hope we can regroup. We have some weaknesses especi-
ally defense and free throws," said Michigan assistant Bill
Frieder.
"I hope this one loss won't lead to another."

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a game high of 13 rebounds drew h
fifth foul with the. Wolverines behin
2 81-74.
MICHIGAN MANAGED to pull with
four, 83-79, but with three minutes to g
Baxter missed a jumper and then foul
McKinney, who converted both free throe
and Northwestern led by six, 85-79.
After Robinson had a shot blocked, Mi
Kinney turned the ball over to the W
verines.',
But the Wolverines failed to capitaliz
as Grote missed from the corner, a
Tom Staton fouled Wildcat Pete Boese
Boesen hit both tosses and Michig
had its work cut out for it, trailing 87
with 2:07 to play.
STATON FOLLOWED with a jump
in the corner with 1:58 to play, but foul
Boesen while pressing on \ the inboun
pass. Boesen missed the first b a on
and-one situation, but Wildcat Tony All
grabbed the rebound.
teGrote fouled McKinney ten seconds i
ter and the senior guard hit one of ti
attempts.
Michigan tried to come back, but aft
Grote missed a 12-footer, Allen droveI
for an uncontested lay-up securing the t1
Sset with 1:28 remaining.
Both teams threw up hurried shots f
the remainder of the game, and Mic
gan's winning streak had been snapped
nine.
"WE BEAT THEM at their own game
Winter said afterwards. "It helped wh
Hubbard fouled out, but we had the m
mentum going for us."
"I think the turning point was th
T we took the floor with an attitude th
14 we could beat them," Winter added.
11 "I think we were in a better fram
29 of mind," said McKinney. "The victor
10 up there might have hurt them. We wer
4 embarrassed to hell losing by 37. Yo
o might call that revenge."
McKinney, a senior from Zion, Illinoi
s3 hit on ten of eighteen shots from the fiel
and' nine of twelve free throws in his3
F minutes of action.
_99
87 "McKINNEY WAS absolutely pheiiom

his
7d,
in
, ,
ed
ws
c-
ol-
ze,
nd
n.
an

enal and today we just couldn't stop him,"
Orr said. "He just did a great job. We've
played against him eight times now and
this is the first time he's hurt us."
"There is not a better open court bas-
ketball player in America than McKin-
ney," said Winter. "Rickey Green is sec-
ond."
"It lets people know there is another
good guard in the Big Ten," McKinney
said.
THE WOLVERINES had a rough time
getting untracked in the first half and the
lead see-sawed back and forth until Mich-

igan took its biggest lead of the game,
20-16, on a 15-foot jumper by Grote with
12:37 remaining in the first half.
The senior co-captain led the Blue scor-
ing attack with a season-high 20 points,
14 in the first half.
The scrappy Wildcats managed to grab
their first lead of the game, 23-22, on a
short jumper by Bob Klass two minutes
later. With 7:58 left in the first half Mich-
igan took its last lead of the game, 26-25
as Hubbard swished a jumper from the
key.
From then on, it was all Northwest-
ern.
MICHIGAN WAS PLAGUED°with foul
trouble throughout the first half, as Grote
and Green picked up three fouls each and
Robinson and Hubbard two fouls apiece.
In the first 20 minutes, Michigan hit
only nine of 20 free throws while North-
western connected on nine of eleven.

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AP Photo
ANOTHER SCORING CHANCE goes down the drain, as
Rickey Green and Northwestern's Bob Svete tangle for
a loose ball under Michigan's basket during the 99-87
Wolverine loss at Evanston.

79
Surprise victoryr{
aer R l V tr
ed
lifts Wildcat faithful
en
By HENRY ENGLEHARDT shots going 'round and 'round the rim
[a- *~., special to The Daily before falling into the hands of anxi-
EVANSTON, Ill. - I almost felt ous Wildcat rebounders, the hometown
e happy for the Northwestern fans, that fans similarly shook their heads in dis-
packed drafty McGaw Hall. belief.
p- Almost. With but two scant minutes remain-
Th ing, and Northwestern in' total com-
THE WILDCATS convincingly beat mand, people around' me asked, "can
or the Wolverines, the nation's number we do it. Can we really be beating
:t two team, when thb traditional patsies Michigan?
awoke from their slumber and slit the BILLY McKINNEY, Northwestern's
high-flying Michigan balloon. All-American, danced in the arms of
Northwestern, a school that helps teammates and coaches after waltzing
en make other teams ranked, rose up with through the Michigan defense to prove
its might and wounded pride and push- to the fans that: yes, a victory of
at ed Michigan, forcing the bullies from mind-boggling proportions belonged to
at Ann Arbor to taste defeat. the purple and white.
I witnessed Michigan's debacle The, warmth of the triumph could
amongst the howling, truly frenzied not even be chilled by.the intense cold
re Northwestern students. and wicked Lake Michigan winds. "We
ry did it," cried one crazed Wildcat boost-
re "WHEN WE COME to a game we er, "The school. known only for their
expect to lose," one Wildcat co-ed ex- brains finally won something athletic."
s, plained. "You guys expect to win, it's For a little while anyway, North-
d : so'much sweeter beating Michigan be-. western students can hold their athletic
36 cause they're always the best." heads high. They finally experienced
As stunned as I was by Wolverine the thrill of victory.
m --::::::::::::::..................................:........... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*. ... . .-

Blue steps
MICHIGAN

in kitty litter
NORTHWESTERN

T ompson
Robinson
Hubbard
Grote
Green
Staton
Hardy
Baxter
Lozier
Bergen
Team
Totals

FG/A
1-4
2-7
7-15
8-16
5-13
1-6
3-6
4-9
0-2
0-0

FT/A
2-3
6-8
5-10
4-7
5-6
0-0
1-2
2-3
0-0
0-0

II
1
13
8
4
1
8
0
0
1

A
2
1
1
4
2
3
0
0

T FG 'A
4 Sv.ete 8-9
10 Allen
19 Klaas 5-1
20 Marifke 2-7
15 IMcKinney 10-18
2 Campbell 5-7
7 Hildebrand 0-
10 Boesen 1-
0 Cartwright 0-1
0 Team
Totals 38-62
87 i---
Score by
Northwestern ....
MICHIGAN......

f

FT 'A
1-3
0-1
1-2
6-7
9-12
0-0
4-5
2-3
0-0

R
8
8
3
1
0
4
t)

A
1
0
0
23 .

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31-78 25-39 43 15

6
23-33 42
y Periods
1
45
. 39

Fouled out: Hubbard, Green,
Baxter, Boesen.
Attendance: 6,233

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BLUE DROPS' TO FOURTH:

Big Ten Standings

By BOB MILLER
special To The Daily
GRAND FORKS, N. D. -
Michigan's hockey team in the
midst of its worst slump of the
season, was handed its worst
oss of the year, 8-2. last night,
dropping both games of the
week end series.
Nothing the Wolverines did
ast night could save them
rom the onslaught of the Fight-
ng Sioux. North Dakota did
not score in the first period, but
lammed in four goals in the
econd and four more in the
hird to rout Michigan.
The game started off much
like Friday night's contest
with the Wolverines taking
the early command with
many close-in chances, but

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Conference

All

I Sioux goalie Pete Waselovich
turned away everything he
encountered.
Also similar ,to Friday night,
it was the second period that
led to the Wolverines' down-
fall.
Brad Becker, Mark Taylor,
Don Swartz and Bob DePiero
made the most of their chances
and when the smoke cleared,
North Dakota was ahead 4-0.
Dave Debol converted on a
Kris Manery pass during a pow-
er play at 16:20 putting Michi-
gan on the board. Debol scor-
ed on another power play at
16:13 of the third period, but
by then the Sioux were ahead,
8-1.

in the year, now we aren't get- raced down the right side with
ting any of the breaks." he only Manery in hot pursuit.
said. Manery tripped belure, but
Although the Wolverines while sliding on his derriere,
lost by six goals, Farrell as- DeIure tedRick Paltp Mic h
sessed his team's play as left the crowd of 5,260 at the
good enough to wm if we Winter Sports Building roaring
did t give up so many with approval.
I Debol then scored his second

W
MICHIGAN............8
Purdue.............7
Minnesota.. .................6
Indiana ........................... S
Iow a ......................... .. .. 3
Michigan State ................... 3
Ohio State 2
Illinois..................... 2
Northwestern .................... 2
Wisconsin....................2

L
1
1
3
4
C S
6
6
6
7

W
15
13
15
10
11
6
7
10

L
2
4
1
7
5
11
10
10

4 13
6 11

Although it
tic, there wa
this comment
42 shots at W
breakaway th
a disallowedg
into the net b,
Both coache
for the North
er.
"He played

Purdue nips

Illini;

Mnny tops OSU

North Dakota coach Rube outshot them
Bjorkman opened up a little reli.
more than usual after the "Pete plave
game, his way of showing pure ries," Bjorkn
emotion. worn out clic
"I know how disappointed solid team eff
Michigan is, we went through
that last week," he said, re- Leading 4-1
ferring to the Sioux' two loss- ods, the Figh
es at Duluth. still not satis
"We played an excellent salted the ga
series. I wouldn't want to have goal in the 19
to pick the stars at the end of the final perm
the game, everyone played
well," Bjorkman added. A crowning
Michigan coach Dan Farrell Dakota came
was baffled by Michigan's third period. P
scoring slump. "We were scor- ed, DeLure t4
ing like North Dakota earlier teammate To
Going down . .

sounded sarcas-j
as some truth to
t. Michigan took
Waselovich, one a
at failed, another
goal that washit
by a high stick.
es had high praise
Dakota netmind-
a super game, we
badly," said Far-
d an excellent se-
nan said, "its a
he, but we had a
ort."
1 after two peri-
hting Sioux were
fied. Joe DeIure
me away with a,
9-second mark of
od.
glory for North
at 10:04 of the
Playing shorthand-
ook a pass from
m Goddard and

TIinc lads

By The Associated Press
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's
Walter Jordan scored 17 points Saturday, in-
cluding three free throws in the final minute
to choke off an Illinois rally, and the 18th-
ranked Boilermakers held off the Illini 66-
63 in Big Ten basketball.
Purdue, 7-1 in the conference and 13-4 over-
all, trailed only once in the game, 2-0, then
ran off nine straight points to take the lead
for good.
The Boilermakers held an 11-point ad-
vantage, 41-30, at halftime and took several
12-point leads in the second period before
Illinois rallied behind Rich Adams.
Illinois slowly closed the gap to 63-
59, then came within two points, 63-61,
as Adams stole the ball and hit a basket
with 1:46 remaining.
Jordan, a 6-foot-8 junior, hit two free
throws a half-minute later, then connected
on another free toss with 13 seconds to go
before Audie Matthews hit the final basket
for Illinois in the closing seconds. .
Adams finished with 19 points and Mat-
thews wound up with 15 to lead the Illini, now
2-6 in the Big Ten and 10-10 overall. Tom
Scheffler and Bruce Parkinson added 14
apiece for the Boilermakers.
* *7*
MINNESOTA 77, OHIO STATE 67:

Williams, who scored only three points
in the Gopher victory at Indiana Thursday
night, contributed 21.
Minnesota, which is ranked 13th in the
nation, boosted its record to 6-1 in the
Big Ten and 15-1 for the season.
WISCONSIN 87, MICHIGAN STATE 83:
MADISON, Wis. - Bill Pearson and Bob
Falk broke open a close game in the third
overtime Saturday as Wisconsin struggled
to an 87-83 Big Ten basketball victory over
Michigan State.
After Michigan State's Daniel Riewald
missed a free throw with 29 seconds left in
regulation time and Falk failed to connect
on a 25-footer, the game went into its first
overtime period with the score tied 59-59.
Pearson, a reserve sophomore forward,
drew a foul 15 seconds into the third over-
time and started the Badgers on the way
to a five-point lead with a solo free throw.
Pearson was fouled again with 3:44 left
and connected on two more free throws,
and then Falk made it 82-77 by drawing a
goal-tending call on a lay-up with 3:23 to
play.
INDIANA 81, IOWA 65:

First Period
Scoring - No scoring.
Penalties - ND - Burggraf
(roughing) 7:29. ND - Lamoureux
(holding) 13:40. M - Manery
(tripping) 16:57.
Second Period
Scoring - 1. ND - Becker (Tay-
lor) 2:18. 2. ND - Taylor (La-
moureux) 10:29. 3.~ND - Swartz
(DePiero, Zaparniuk) 11:16. 4. ND
- DePiero (Gliniany, Marpenf)
14:09. 5. M - DeBol (Manery,
Maurer) 16:20...........
Penalties - M Pacholzrik (high-
stick) 2:32. M - Lerg (slashing)
8:37. ND -- Himmelright (inter-
ference) 11:40. M -- Turner (el-
bowing) 13:11 ND -- Himmelright
(crossichecking) 14:56.
Third Period
Scoring - 6. ND - Delure (Mi-

goal to end the scoring.
TJ

UMBLERS SPLIT

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hulka, Goddard) 0:19. 7. ND -
Mihulka (Taylor, *Iimmelriglfl)
6:30. 8. ND - Zaparniuk (Myers,
Swartz) 7:37. 9. ND - Delure (De-
Piero, Goddard) 10:04. 10. 1W -
DeBol (Maurer) 16:13.
Penalties - M - Lerg (rough-'
ing) 3:06 ND - Swartz (roughing)
3:06 M - bench minor served by
Blanzy 5:50 ND - Himmelright
(high-stick) ND - Cox (rough-
ing) 10:42 M - Turner (roughing)
10:42 ND - Himmelright (slash-
ing) 12:425ND - Zaparnuik (trip-
ping) 15:53 M - Coffman (hook-
ing) 17:20.
Saves

By DAVE RENBARGER
Michigan S t a t e' s distance-
running superstar Herb'Lindsay
pulled off an impressive double
victory yesterday, but his Spar-
tan teammates were. no match
for the Wolverine thinclads, as
Michigan scored a 77-54 dual
meet triumph in the chilly
Track-Tennis Building.
Running despite a slight cold,
Lindsay captured both the mile
and the two mile. In the mile,
the senior's time of 4:06.0
qualified- him for the NCAA fi-
nals next month in Detroit,
while his two mile clocking of
8:48.6 established a new meet
record.
"If you beat Herb Lindsay
in a race," said Michigan dis-
tance coach Ron Warhurst,
"you know you've beaten the
best. Greg Meyer (runner-up
in the mile, 4:06.8) and Dan
He i k ki n e n (third place,
4:09.9) both ran great races."
Wolverine Billy Donakowski
followed Lindsay across the fin-
ish line in the two-mile with a
time of 8:52.6.
Michigan dominated the field
events, sweeping all five first
places and grabbing 34 points
out of a possible 45.
In the pole vault, junior Jim
Stokes cleared 16 feet for the
second week in capturing first
place honors. He barely missed
on three attemnts at the NCAA
qualifying standard of 16-6.
"It's just a matter of time
before Stokes hits 16-6," said
head coach Jack Harvey.
High jumper Doug Gibbs'
lran of 6-8 tonped the field,
while teammate Rabdv Foss
b aved the shot 55-5 for an-

Wheeler clocked in at 3.6, il -
lowed closely by Chisholm's 8 7.
"Chisholm has beaten Neeley
before," noted Harvey. "I'm riot
too concerned about them right
now. They'll come around."
The 880 yard run provided
another close race, as Mich-
igan's Dave Furst outlegged
Spartan Keith Moore in the
stretch to break his own meet
record.
Furst covered the half mile
in 1:53.1, while Moore's 'time
was 1:53.5. On his heels was
Wolverine Greg Thomas, 1:53.7.
All three surpassed Furst's
previous meet record of 1.54.2.
In the 1000 yard run, Moore
was again beaten out at the
tape, this time by Mihnigan's
Andy Johnson. Johnson's time
of 2:13.0 edged the Spartan run-
ner by .2 seconds.
MSU's Tim Klein fared well
in the middle distances, grab-
bing a first in the 600 and a
second in the 440. Michigan's
James Grace prevented Rlei
from doubling, winning the
440. 49.8 to 49.9.
Michigan sprinter Doug Hen-
nigar won the 60 yard dash and
finished second in the 300.
In the meet's final event,
Michigan State's mile relay
team defeated Michigan'^ onar-
tet, but State was disqualified
because of an illegal baton ex-
change.
Coach Harvev wasn't overly
nleased with the performance
of his defending Big Ten cham-
nions, despite the 23 point vic-
torot margin.
"We had some decent ncr-
for-andces. but nothing ra llv
creat" he said. "We weon't

139-122.25.
In their portion of the meet,
the men cracked the 200 bar-
rier for the first time this sea-
son in totally dominating the
Spartans. The tumblers record-
ed many individual highs in
their best performance of the
year.
Nigel Rothwell, topped the
all-arounders in leading the
Wolverine effort with 51.05
points. He defeated highly re-
garded Spartan all-arounder
Jeff Rudolph in continuing his
return from a shoulder in-
jury.
Rothwell was pleased with the
showing, his high of the sea-
son, but was surprised at his
performance. "I did better than
I expected, and I'm pleased to
have won. Just the feeling that
I did well makes me happy,"
he said.
Other season highs were reg-
istered by Carl Badger in vault-
ing, Brian Carey on the pommel
horse, and Bruce Schuchard
with 45.90 in the all-around,
which was his career best.
Coach Newt Loken exuded
happiness at the results. "All
the specialists clicked on their
events, and the all-arounders
had a great night," Loken
said. "We're right on line to
peak for the Big Ten cham-
pionships."
But Michigan's women gym-
nasts were outclassed by the
more experienced Spartan'tum-
blers in their half of the twin-
bill.
"We're doing really well for
a school in it's second year of
varsity gymnastics," said as-
sistant coach Don McElreath.

N. Dakota
(waselovich)
Michigan
(Palmer)

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9 6 10-25

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II SCORES

College Basketball
Northwestern 99, MICHIGAN 87
Minnesota 77, Ohio State 67
Purdue 66, Illinois 63

LSU 77, Auburn 73
Mississippi 90, Florida 83
UNC-Charlotte 76, Florida St. 65
Utah 59, Texas-El Paso 49

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