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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, January 9, 197

WOLVERINES HANG ON, 66-63:
Badgers c
(Continued from Page 1) mayed hometown fans accom-
fouled him, and Thompson was panied the third-ranked Wolver-
forced to hang onto the rim.Ines into the l r

ome

close

full court
Something's funnyA
...,at Crisler
By TOM CAMERON%

preventing an injury.
"I've had knee trouble since I
was a freshman,," said the jun-
ior jumper. "From now on, if
anybody undercuts me, I'll hang
onto the rim again."
Even more bizarre was that
the officials didn't give Thomp-
son credit for the basket. Ac-
cording to Johnny Orr after-
wards, neither of the three ref-
erees saw the ball go in.
"HOW CAN THREE guys not
see the kid dunk the ball?"
voiced Orr, who ripped the of-
ficials after the game. "Four-
teen thousand people saw the
dunk go in . . . only three
stons didn't.
"That set the tempo for the
whole game," he added.
Thompson made one of the
two free throws, and Wisconsin' s
Joe Chrnelich made both of his,
converting a possible 7--0 Mich-
igan lead to a 5-2 ballgame.
MICHIGAN WAS called for
technicals on dunks twice more
in the game, once more on
Thompson and once on Robin-
son, both also for grabbing thel
rim.
Tough defense and lackluster
shooting prevailed the remain-
der of the first half, and Michi-
gan left the floor holding a
flimsy 27-22 lead.
A round of boos from the dis-
The Badge

"I DON'T think we deserved
that," said an obviously disil-
lusioned Baxter. "When we
don't play well we need the sup-
port of the fans. But when they
boo us - that's crazy. We're
their players."
"We can't be as up for every
game, every night," said Steve
Grote, who played despite a
broken nose, which was giving
him trouble.
Those who expected Michigan
to blow out the pesky Badgers
after halftime, didn't get their
wish. Instead, Gregory took fire
for the Badgers, and propelled
them to a 39-33 lead with 13:06
left in the game.
WISCONSIN EMPLOYED a
sagging man-to-man defense
throughout, cutting Michigan off
inside and forcing the fifteen
footers which just wouldn't fall.
"We've been sagged on be-
fore, but we'd been able to hit
the outside shots," said Staton.
"But this time we just weren't
executing."
Staton finished with seven re-
bounds, six assists and two
steals for the afternoon. Center
Phil Hubbard totaled fifteen re-
bounds to pace the Wolverines.
WISCONSIN, however.1
grabbed ten more rebounds than'
Michigan, limiting the Blue to
"slally jist one shot every time
it had the ball.
?r Blunder

The Badgers had a chance to sive rebound in heavy traffic,
increase its lead to eight, but ! brought the ball to midcourt,
Green came up with a key steal and found Green free under the
and moments later Robinson basket. Green tossed in a te-
was free for his technical- verse layup to pad Michigan's
marred dunk shot. lead.
Chrnelich missed the free Key free throws in the final
throw - only one was awarded two minutes sealed the victory
this time, as opposed to the iwo for Michigan.
shots awarded on Thompson's This was Michigan's first un-
technicals, an inconsistency no expected challenge in the
one has been able to explain, in- rugged Big Ten. "All games
cluding Orr. will be tough from now on,"
said Orr. "I was happy with our
AFTER TWO key buckets by play down the stretch. Five
Hubbard, Staton hit one of two years ago we never would have
free throws to tie the game at come back."
40 apiece. The Badgers' play shows that
The lead see-sawed until Hub- they are a team to be reckoned
bard put Michigan ahead for with in the Big Ten. Coach Bill
good, 52-51, with a free throw at Cofield started four freshmen
4:09. yesterday, and their play ap-
Staton and Green came up peared like anything but that of
with a key play with just under inexperience.
three minutes remaining to The Wolverines, now 2-0 in the
avert any comeback hopes on Big Ten and 9-1 overall, have a
the part of Wisconsin. week to rest until they travel to
East Lansing to batle the Spar-
STATON GRABBED a defen- tans next Saturday afternoon.

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Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
MICHIGAN'S TOM STATON (23) is stopped on drive by Wis-
consin's Jim Smith (13) holding Staton's arm. Staton missed
the layup, but hit on one of the resulting free throws to tie
the game up at 40 midway through the second half.

Robinson
Thompson
Hubbard
Green
Grote
Baxter
Staton
Hardy
Team
Totals

FG/A
5-12
1-5
7-12
8-18
1-7
1-5
1-7
0-1

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

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6
0
15
2
2
1
7
2
4

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0
0
3
2
0
6
0

T ChrnelIch
Gregory
Sydnor
16 Falk
22 Gaines
4Pearson
3 J. Smith
5 Brey
0 B. Smith
Team
66 Totals

WISCONSIN
FG/A FT/A
1-5 4-6
9-13 6-8
0-3 0-0
4-14 3-3
3-9 2-2
1-4 4-5
3-8 0-0
0-0 0-0
0-0 2-2
21-56 21-26

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Orr calls officials
'incompetent'
By TOM CAMERON
"It's the most incompetent thing that we've ever seen,"
growled the usually soft-spoken Johnny Orr about the of-
ficia'ing at yesterday's game.
"'The ball goes through the basket and no one sees it?
People like that shouldn't be allowed in the league. How
can three guys not see the kid dunk the ball," said ram-
paging head coach. "'They should not be officials."
Orr was ticked off with the way the officials early
in the game mishandled two plays involving Joel
Thompson grabbing the rim while dunking and being
fouled at the same time.
On the first dunk, the officials did not count the bas-
ket, evidently saying that Thompson never scored, "Four-
teen thousand people saw the dunk go in . . . only three
stoops didn't," Orr said.
The officials then gave Thompson two free throws, and
Wisconsin two free throws on the technical before jumping
the ball at mid-court (due to the false double foul.)
In the second situation, almost a carbon of the
first, the officials counted the basket, gave Thompson
two free throws and Wisconsin two free throws.
Later in the game, Johnny Robinson was also called for
grabbing the rim. The basket counted and one free throw
was awarded Wisconsin.
Orr, asked after the game if he received any explana-
tion, said, "No, I don't know why. If they didn't see the
guy dunk the ball, how do you expect them to explain
anything?"
The NCAA rulebook stipulates only one free throw to
be awarded on such technical fouls.

C RISLER ARENA was a strange place yesterday afternoon.
" Hallucinations ran wild.
Maybe it was the lights or maybe it was in the Bonino-
zone. But those things I saw on the court could not have
really happened, could they?
A mediocre Wisconsin team giving highly-touted Michigan
a serious scare?
Three Big Ten officials out-and-out blowing rule inter-
pretations?
Michigan shooting only 35.8% at home?
Wisconsin, who did not hit a field goal for the first 11:32
of the game, still in the game at the half?
I thought I was on drugs. What do they put in those cokes
anyway?
Yet it all really happened. How? Why?
You might expect that Michigan lacked enthusiasm
going into the game. Afterall, Wisconsin had just been
beaten badly (84-61) by a so-so Michigan State team and
had only a 4-5 record.
Indeed, Orr said he had some problems motivating the
team. "The staff knew it was going to be difficult getting
the team up for this game. They (the players) saw in the
papers Michigan State beat them by 23.
"We were not on time for the pre-game meal and we
were late getting here (Crisler) and getting dressed. All that
stuff accumulates for a poor performance."
Tom Staton is probably Michigan's best cheerleader. He
gets excited everytime Michigan completes a pass. But even
he felt something may have been missing from the game.
"We were motivated at first, but then they called the
technicals on Joel and it slowed everything down," the
hustling sophomore said.
And that is what got Orr so-o-o-o hot under the collar
about after the game. He specifically mentioned twice that
the "three stoops" changed the tempo of the whole game.
The officials are always looked at as the poor fall guys
for the coaches, the guys who are always wrong. They are
brave men who sacrifice themselves to try to put some order
into the game and never get any thanks, only thousands of
people hating them.
Officials unexcused
But these guys have no excuse. They totally blew a simple
rule straight from the book and that's what they get paid
$130 a game for. They missed a dunk shot, disallowing it be-
cause no one saw it go in. Their inconsistency in their call-
ing was blatant to every one in Crisler.
These guys get paid for knowing the rulebook and hav-
ing vision. It looked like this team had a lack of both.
This is not to get down on all Big Ten officials. Many
of them are quite fine and work much harder than what
they get paid for. These three, however, were exceptions.
But the game was filled with exceptions. Like the excep-
tionally poor shooting of the Wolverines. How did they ex-
plain it?

24-67 18-32 44 11

2 63

FIGHTS MAR 8-7 VI

CTORY
Colorado

Dekers edge
By JOHN NIEMEYER "The Col rado players were Th
attacking Maurer and DeBQl. offr
The Michigan Hockey Team It's strange that two of the the
staved off a late comeback at- least penalized players on our play
tempt by Colorado College last team were out there fighting swer
night in Yost Ice Arena to take unless it was premeditated," man
a bloody 8-7 decision over the Farrell said.
Tigers in a game marred by 32 He went on to call the refer- But
penalties. eeing "Brutal" and the play of the f
Up 5-1 after the second peri- the Colorado team, "Bush." brewi
od, the Wolverines looked to be The contest began innocently both
assured of an easy victory, but enough as Colorado College chan
the Tigers came back with 6 goalie Scott Owens did his im-
gol nth ia saz. personation of a seive with pae
The comeback was spurred Michigan tallying four goals, Frear
by four power play goals two by Mike Coffman. Ear
scored while key Michigan
players sat in the box. The Bloody bat
first two of which came while
Ben Kawa sat out with a five- First Period I Pracht
minute major for high stick- Scoring - MICH. - Rob Palmer Maure
(Thayer, Coffman) :34. MICH. - Pracht
ing. Coffman (Thayer, DeBol) 5:47. DeBol
A third came as Kris Manery MICH. - DeBol (Pachoizuk, Mc- Feams
watehed for Interference and Cahill) 15:54. MICH. - Coffman - DeB
finally one as both Manery and (1,e3,1, Thayer) 16:44. Penalties - (rough:
DanyHoene sebvthmajorys.ndMICH. - Hoene (tripping) 2:57.
Dan Hoene served majors. MICH. - Manery (roughing) 6:04.
Hoene was hit with a game Col. - Hanson (roughing) 6:04. Scori
disqualification for spearing and MICH. - Thayer (interference) 7:08. rich, N
is utmaicll inliibe orMICH. - Natale (tripping) 7:47. (Mauer
is automatilyimeligi forMICH. - McCahill (interference) rich (
Friday night's contest against 9:14. Col. - Owens (tripping) 10:04. Reilly
Michigan Tech. Manery's elli- MICH. - McCahill (interference) Col. -
gibility pends a decision by the 19:28. Col. - Feamster (elbow) MICH.
g 117:03. C.-
Michigan coaching staff. 1s:03.rco:.
Second Period 11:46.
Michigan Coach Dan Farrell scoring - Col. - Hanson (De- Wheel
was particularly displeased lich, Straub) 4:45. MICH. - Coff- son, D
with the entire contest, feel- man DeBol, Pachoizuk) 12:29. Pen- - Mag
alties - MICH. - Natale (inter- Kawai
fig that attacks on Michigan ference) 1:09. MICH. - Manery Coffma
players were flagrant with (high sticking) 1:58. MICH. - Mc- gee (hi
the intent to put some key Cahill (tripping) 4:20. Col. - Feam- gee (m
players in the penalty box, ster (holding) 6:05. MICH. - Kawa (misco
which eventually triggered the (slashing) 14:41. Col. - Hanson ery (in
(cross checking) 14:41. MICH. - Hoene
comeback. Maurer (elbowing) 15:15. Col. Maner

e second period started
much the same way as
Tigers scored a power
goal. The Wolverines an
ed with a goal by Coff-
giving him a hat trick.
by the end of the period,
fireworks that had been
ng all evening erupted as
Maurer and DeBol ex-
ed punches with Colorado
rs Rick Pracht and Dave
nster respectively.
ly in the game, the Wol-
tie
(roughing) 15:15. MICH. -
r (roughing) 15:15. Col. -
(roughing) 15:15. MICH. -
(roughing) 19:49. Col. -
ter (roughing) 19:49. MICH.
Bo1 (roughing) 19:49. Feamster
ping) 19:49.
Third Period
ing - Col. - Hanson (Haed-
Magee) :26. MICH. - Maurer
ry, Thayer) 2:19. Col. - De-
Pracht, Knoke) 2:59. Col -
(Kronschnabel, Pracht) 6:49.
- Pracht (Delich, Knoke) 9:53.
- Turner (Miller, Lerg) 10:00.
- Pracht (Delich, Christoffers)
MICH. - Manery (Maurer,
er) 16:22. Col. - Reilly (Han-
elich) 19:53. Penalties - Col.
gee (elbowing) 1:04. MICH. -
(highsticking) 2:28. MICH. -
an (holding) 8:07. Col. - Ma-
iighsticking) 17:08. Col. - Ma-
isconduct) 17:08. Col- Pracht
nduct) 17:08. MICH. - Man-
nterference) 16:57. MICH. -
(spearing) 17:25. MICH. -
y (misconduct) 17:25.

verines had been able to stiffle
the Tiger power play, but the
constant assault, especially
when having to play two men
down for several minutes, fi-
nally proved too much for
Michigan.

' , I

Grapplers pin Salukis, 41-3;
Nine match victories key rout

Staton: "I don't know..
Baxter: "I can't explain it.."
Green: "I don't know. I've never
at the same time."
Grote: "Who knows?"
Robinson: "Who can?"
Only Johnny Orr speculated. "We
leasing the ball a little too fast."
One of those nights

seen everybody off
might have been re-

By PATRICK RODE
The Michigan wrestling team
started the new year off on a
good note yesterday with a 41-3
drubbing of Southern Illinois
University, holding the Salukis
to only one match victory.
The Wolverine attack, which
featured some changes and sub-
stitutions, was anchored by pins
from Amos Goodlow at 126
pounds, Mark Churella at 150,
Harold King at 190 and Heavy-
weight Mitch Marsicano.
"I'M PLEASED with the
team's performance," said
Michigan coach Bill Johannesen.
"We played above our competi-
tion. If we can do that all the'
time, we'll be tough to beat."
Yesterday's match also fea-
tured a superior decision by
team captain Mark Johnson who
won the 177 lb. match, 18-1.
Michigan's sole loss came
at 118 pounds where Todd
Schneider, wrestling for the first
time since he was injured in the
Southern Open in November,
was defeated in the final period
by John Gross,. 7-3.
Freshman Lou Joseph, who
was wrestling for the varsity for
the first time, notched his first
victory by defeating Paul Hibbs

8-3 in the 142 pound class. Senior
George Kelley was also victor-
ious substituting at 158.
BRAD HOLMAN, wrestling at
167 lbs., poured it on in the late
going of his match to down op-'
ponent Russ Zintak 6-1, scoring1
an escape, a takedown, and a
two point near fall.
In the 134-pound weight class,
Rich Lubell scored the narrow-
est victory of the day. John
Starr took Lubell down tnce
during the match but Lubell re-
turned with two escapes to leave
the match even at the end. Lu-
bell took the victory on riding
time.
"Southern Illinois has got a
long way to go," remarked Jo-
hannesen. "They've been good
in the past but this year theyre
BILLBOARD
The Michigan women's track
and field club is holding an or-
ganizational meeting at the
Track and Tennis Bldg. Monday
at 4:45 p.m. All those interested
are invited.
The lacrosse club has a mass
meeting Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 8
p.m. in the Wines Field lockerI
room at the corner of Division
and Hill. l

rebuilding and going to take
their lumps."
Michigan's dual meet record
now stands at 3-0 while SIU falls
to 1-9. Michigan opens its Big
Ten season this week with a
home confrontation with North-
western.
118-John Gross (SIU) dec.
Todd Schneider, 7-3
126-Amos Goodlow (M) won by
fall Sill Ramsden, 4:38
134-Rich Lubell (M) dec.
Jon Starr, 3-2
142-Lou Joseph (M) dec.
Paul Higgs, 8-3
150-Mark Churella (M) wbf.
Clyde Ruffin, 2:46
158-George Kelley (M) dec.
Dennis Shumaker, 11-4
167-Brad Holman (M) dec.
Russ Zintak, 6-1
177-Mark Johnson (M) sup. dec.
Tom vizzi, 18-1
190-Harold King (M) wbf.
Mike Spinnelli, 5:36
Hwt.-Mitch Marsicano (M) wbf.
Ken Karowski, 2:32

It was just one of those nights. It probably will never hap-
pen again this whole year - the next five for that matter.
Every Michigan player was off. It was like the rim repelled
the ball.
Green's 8-18 shooting, Thompson and Baxter's 1-5, and
Grote and Staton's 1-7 highlighted Michigan's devastating
35.8 from the floor. It was almost terrifying coming from
a team averaging over 50 per cent.
"It will happen," assistant coach Bill Frieder said of
the shooting. "But it's a good team that comes back to win
a game like that."
No disagreement here. Michigan should be complimented
that the defense held together and they did pull out the vic-
tory. A win, afterall, is a win.
And should the Wolverines ever make it to the NCAA play-
affs how many will really remember the scare that the young
Wisconsin team gave the Wolverines in the second game of
the Big Ten season?
* * * * * *

ONE PLAYER'S LOGE
ILLOGICAL CALLS: They
when Joel dunked because
son only used one.

CAL EXPLANATION OF
gave Wisconsin two free
he used two hands where

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MOTT SNAPS WINNING STREAK
J.V. cagers dumped, 73 -68

BOILERMAKERS BELT BUCKS

By HENRY ENGELHARDT
Michigan's varsity reserve lost
their first game after 10 con-
secutive victories yesterday aft-
ernoon, dropping a hard fought
73-68 decision to the Mott Com-
munity College varsity squad.
Like the recent Ann Arbor
winds, Michigan's shooting was
ice cold. The Wolverines hit only
28 per cent of their field goal
attempts, missing 66 shots in 91
tries.
They had the opportunity to
win the game, but couldn't get
the ball through the hoop in the
late going.
Michigan trailed 69-66 with
two minutes and 20 seconds
left but managed only one
field goal the rest of the way,
despite stealing several Mott
passes and dominating the
frenzied play.
An uphill battle all day, Mich-
igan took the lead for the first
and only time with just under

utes of the game.
The same squad, now 2-1 on
the year, which scored 105
points against Central Michigan
and 85 versus Olivet managed
but 26 in the first half yesterday
and trailed at that point by
eight.
Coach Fife blamed the de-
feat on the Christmas lay-
off. "We were off over two
and a half weeks, just start-
ing practice again this week,"
he said, "while Mott played
over Christmas.
"I worked them real hard in
practice and they may have
been a little bit tired, but they
played super in the second
half."

One of Bo's boys, freshman
John Wangler played in his first
game as one of Fife's fellows.
He paced the squad with 16
points and directed the offense
in place of Dave Stavale, who
transferred to Western Michi-
gan.
Sophomore Don Kooy led all
rebounders, pilfering 15, he also
added 14 points. Tennessee na-
tive Cornell Williams tossed in
13 points and pulled down 10
boards.
Next Saturday is a big game
against Michigan State in East
Lansing. But as Fife said,
"When you only play 12 games,
they are all big ones."

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Big Ten Standings

W L Pet.

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Hoosiers sti
By The Associated Press
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Freshman swingman
Mike Woodson, demonstrating equal versatility
inside and out, scored 24 points yesterday as In-
diana routed Illinois, 80-60.
Indiana raced to a 28-10 lead midway
through the first period. After that, the
Hoosiers led comfortably in evening their
conference mark at 1-1.
The Hoosiers, unable to cope with zone de-
fenses against other opponents, forced Illinois
from its zone late in the first half with Wood-
son leading the offensive surge. He had 16
points in the opening period.
Indiana led 48-30 at the half and led by as ,
many as 30 points in the second period.
* * *
Bucks boiled
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Purdue missed 17 of its
first 18 shots yesterday and then rallied behind
Wafer Jordan's 29 points to beat Ohio State,
82-65.

omp Illini
State stalled
EAST LANSING - Sophomore center Bob
Klass hit two free throws with nine seconds re-
maining to give Northwestern a 70-68 victory
over Big Ten opponent Michigan State last night.
Billy McKinney led the balanced North-
western attack with 18 points. Klass finished
with 15, and junior forwards Tony Allen and
Bob Svete added 12 each.
Bob Chapman scored a game high 24 points
for Michigan State, and sophomore forward
Greg Kelser had 19.
* * *
Gophers gallop
MINNEAPOLIS - Four Gophers scored in
double figures as Minnesota won its Big Ten
opener 78-68 over Iowa last night before 17,509
fans at Williams Arena.
The victory was the 10th straight for the
nationally-ranked Gophers.
Ray Williams scored 13 of his 20 points in the
first half as the Gophers built a 12-point lead
after trailing 18-16, but Iowa came back to

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Illinois................... 1
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Northwestern .......... 1
Iowa 0
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Marquette 65, South Carolina 54
Kansa~s 77, Missouri 72

Boston 109, Buffalo 106
New York Knicks 102, Phoenix 95

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