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Sunday, February 20, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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(Continued from Page 1) py Russell to take tenth place.
very well, and the combination With 1090 points, Green owns
of those two things gives you the highest total for a two-
that kind of score. year career in the school's his-
"When you're down by 10 on tory.
the road you've got to make
your move early," added Dut- DUTCHER PRAISED Green,
cher, "and we didn't." whom he helped recruit during
Minnesota got a less than his tenure as a Michigan assist-
brilliant performance from sen- ant coach.
ior guard Ray Williams who fin- "Rickey was a great talent a
ished with 16 points but account- year ago; now he's a great col-
ed for nine of his team's turn- lege player," said Dutcher.
overs, largely on travelling vio- "He's much better because he
lations. plays within his game now. He
"Ray doesn't have any in- shoots off of picks, he has that
betweens." said Dutcher. "Ei- penetrating drive, his shot Se-
ther he's super or he's God- lection is just so much better,
awful, and he wasn't super to- "A year ago he'd try to dash
day." off and take things into his own
hands more often."I
"MICHTr ,N JUST PLAYED Michigan now stands at 13-2
very well." said Williams. in the Big Ten and 20-3 overall.
"There's nothing more I can Minnesota, ranked 15th in the
say. I think we niaved too can- country going into yesterday's
tionsly. Tings js t didn't go gane, drops to 11-3 in the con-
riolht for its today." ference and 20-3 overall.
Behind Tornnson and Wil- MICHIGAN'S varsity reserve
li-s for Minnesota was Phil
"Flip" aiinders with eight
noints. Ke-in McHale and o- Ophers to
borne Lockhart scored sixd
anie'e. (That trio. Saunders.
McTiale and Lockhart, totalled MICHIGAN
38 noints in the game at Min- FG/A FT/A R A TP
nennolis). Robinson 3-8 2-3 6 2 8
Gards Rickev Green and staton 7-9 2-2 7 2 16
St"'P Grote rotund'r wit th Hubbard 11-18 6-9 14 1 28
Green 8-19 0-0 3 9 16
Michigari scoringr with 16 T)O>in Uts Grote 6-10 4-4 0 1 16
aniece. John Rohincon added J. Thompson 1-4 0-0 1 0 2
eight and grnbahd six r-hounds. Bergen 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
Baxter 1-1 1-2 0 0 3
Grote moved into sixth nlice Team 3
in Michioan's all-time scorine' Team
list whi Green moved ahead TOTALS 37-69 15-20 35 15 89
of former Michigan great Cam- Attendance 13,609

team thrilled the pre-varsity
game fans with a 77-70 victory
over highly touted Henry Ford,
the nation's 10th rated junior
college team.
Michigan, now 8-3, trailed by
up to 13 points. during the sec-
ond half, but whittled away at
Henry Ford and took a lead it
never relinquished with 1:40 to
play.
Bul Van De Wege hit a base-
line jumper that propelled the
Wolverines to a 70-68 edge.
A few minutes earlier Michi-
gan's John Romas, the game's
high scorer with 33 points, hit
a jumper from just past the
charity stripe to tie the game
at 66. Michigan had trailed in
the game since midway in the
first half when the score was
tied at 31.
"This was just a great win for
us," said Wolverine Coach Dan
Fife. "It was a total team ef-
fort, we kept coming back and
playi-g hard."

iged here. . .
MINNESOTA

FG A
McHale 3-7
Williams 6-17
M. Th'pson 15-23
Lockhart 3-10
Lockhart 3-10
Saunders 4-6
Winey 1-3
Foschi 0-0
Team
Score by Periods
MICHIGAN
Minnesota

FT/A
0-0
4-4
2-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

It
2
4
14
3
3
1
3

A
5
3
2
I
1
1

T'P
6
16
32
6
6
8
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0 0 Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
5 MIiL;. N GUNJRT STEVE GROTE is not intimidated by Minnesota center M ic h a e l
Thompsoo as he drives tow3rds the basket in action from yesterday's basketball game.
38 32 70 Grote, who tallied 16 points, moved into sixth place on Michigan's all time scoring list.

Big Ten
By KATHY HENNEGHAN
Michigan hangs onto first
place in the Big Ten with re-
maining contests with Michi-
gan State, Illinois and Pur-
due. Minnesota and Purdue
are virtually tied for second,
but the Boilermakers must
play Indiana in this after-
noon's televised clash.
Minnesota cannot advance
to a post-season tournament
because of an NCAA proba-
tion, but the conference
championship is a real pos-
sibility.
A Big Ten champion oth-
er than Minnesota would
advance to the NCAA Mid-
east first round in Bloom-
ington, Ind. on March 12.
The runnerup, other than
Minnesota, could receive an
at-large bid and go to eith-

Lowdown
er the East or West.
Should Minnesota finish
first or second in the con-
ference, only one Big Ten
team would advance to the
tournament according to
Michigan assistant Bill Frie-
der's "reliable source".
A -r-cial game in the race
is next Thursday when Pur-
due travels to Minnesota.

DEKERS SWEEP, 7-6:

. e . u. rses to occasion
JOHNNY ORR couldn't come up with enough compliments
to bestow upon his players yesterday.
"When we're going good and doing it right, we're the best
team in America. We were very patient, we rebounded well,
we shot well . .."
Less than a week ago, however, after a very disappointing
loss at Indiana, the same coach brought up the many weak-
nesses that plagued his team that day.
"The better teams in the country (which excluded
Michigan) can hang with a set lineup. We were very im-
patient, we broke down offensively, we missed so many
little shots .."
And there you have an indication of the two-faced nature
of this team. Although Orr hedges when this problem is brought
up ("We're winning and that's what you're supposed to do")
there's no doubt that inconsistency has plagued the Wolverines
all season. Just when it seems that they are reaching their
peak, they drop back to mediocrity with a disappointing per-
formance.
"We've been a little inconsistent," said co-captain Steve
Grote. "But I can't think of any reasons why. If someone
could figure it out, he could make a million bucks."
But like the 4.0 student who prefers to cram for a test
at the last minute, Michigan has come through impres-
sively in the crucial games this season. The team may
get burned on the less meaningful quizzes, but when it
comes time to show its stuff, Michigan aces the test every
time.
"It seems that every single year we come down to the
end and we've got to win like we did today," said Grote. "And
it seems like every time, we end up playing well like this.
I wish it didn't come down to that. I wish we could just win
all our games, and not have to do this every year."
Is Rickey a team player?
Although it's -easy to look back and say "Why didn't we
go all out in that game we lost?" it's a near-impossible
thing to do for many players.
Just about every Michigan player has suffered through
poor games this season, when he individually stands out as
playing badly. In the Purdue game and the two Minnesota
contests, however, individual performances, good or bad, have
been overshadowed by a superb team performance.
Obviously it's natural for a team to play at its best
against top-notch competition, but is it absolutely neces-
sary for the same team to play below par against the
poorer teams?
Maybe. Take Rickey Green and Phil Hubbard for example.
"Rickey played with a lot of poise out there," said Orr
yesterday. "He didn't try to take on the team by himself.
He's just an excellent team player."
But is Rickey really the team player that Orr claims he
is in ALL of Michigan's games this year?
In the team's three losses thus far, Green has hit only
18 of his 56 shots for 32%. If Green hadn't been so intent
on winning those by himself, maybe the Wolverines wouldn't
have lost all of them.
In contrast, when Rickey takes good shots, Michigan wins.
He's hit 50% from the field in Michigan's victories.
Green himself gave some reasons for this discrepancy.
"Against the good teams, you don't think about being tired,
but against the mediocre teams you do," he said.
Although most players can't avoid taking this attitude
into the games, there are a select few who go into every
game as if it means a national championship. In turn, this
ntensity brings consistent performances emery game of the
year.
Hub sets sparkling example
And nobody has been more consistent this year than Hub-
bard.

Conference

MICHIGAN
Minnesota
Purdue
Indiana
Iowa
Illinois
Michigan St.
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Ohio State

W L
13 2
11 3
10 3
7 6
6 7
6 8
5 9
4 10
4 10
3 11

All
W L
20 3
20 3
16 6
12 10
14 8
14 12
8 15
8 14
6 17
8 15

By JOHN NIEMEYER
Special To The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - The Michi-
gan hockey team survived an
offensive free-for-all here lastI
night to beat Minnesota 7-6.
Michigan's third-place confer-
ence standing was solidified by
the win, enhancing its chances
of a home playoff berth.
Minnesota Coach Herb Brooks
termed it, "the shootout at the
0-K Corral." It was a complete
turnaround from last night's de-
fensive struggle, a real thriller.
Only an open-net goal by Kris
Manery with 49 seconds left as-
sured the victory for Michigan.

I

end of two periods. Then, six-
and-a-half minutes into the third
period, Dan Lerg stole an er-
rant Gopher pass and put it into
the net. This put the Wolverines
on top to stay 6-5.
This play particularly dis-
pleased Brooks, who said, "We
coughed up the winning goal on
a stupid clearing pass." The
loss p - .ie pressure on Min-
nesota, now fighting for any
playoff spot.
Like Friday night, the first
period was mostly defense.
Minnesota got off to a quick 1-0
lead, as junior Bruce Lind hit a
45-foot slap shot at 1:33.
The Gophers put offensive
pressure on Michigan's goalie
Rick Palmer several more times
during the period. Palmer rose
to the occasion with several
amazing saves to shut off the
threats.
THE Minnesota defense stifled
the Wolverines offense, allowing
only seven shots on goals in the!
period. A Dan Lerg shot slipped
by Gopher goalie Paul Joswiak,
however, as the period ended in,
a 1-1 tie.

past,
scored four goals apiece.
The Wolverines started the
scoring at the 18-seceond mark.
Bill Thayer rammed a shot off
the post and Kip Maurer flipped
i: in.
Minnesota's Tim Harrer an-
swered right back. He took the
puck from the face-off and hit
an unassisted slapshot on the
right side.
The momentum then turned to
the Ble. Inside 10 seconds,
Greg Natale and Dave Debol
both beat Joswiak.
NEXT came Minnesota's turn.
They hit on a power play goal

Jinny,
the s:ore at four apiece.
Michigan's Manery then cap-I
italized on the power olay and
gave the Wolverines a 3-4 lead,
which soon vanished again. Min-
nesota's T. J. Gorence tied it
with yet another power play
goal at 18:39.
Notable for Michigan, junior
defenseman Dan Hoene played
tonight with a broken jaw. The
Duluth native suffered a lacer
ation of the lip in Friday night's
contest. Routine x-rays showed
that his jaw was shattered as,
well. Some wire and a special
face mask allowed Hoene to

l ITHE TEAMS were tied at the

Women tankers Win Big Ten
O '
Wile men upset by MSU
Special To The Daily handed the Blue tankers their only his second and third in-!
MADISON, Wis. - Led by first setback of the season after dividual losses this season.
Katy McCully, voted the meet's seven consecutive wins. Chelich pointed out "They
outstanding swimmer, the Mich- The Wolverines surged to a (MSU's divers) looked good, and'
igan women's swim team won quick 14-7 lead as they won rhe I could have done better. But
its second straight Big Ten medley relay followed by a Gor- really, everybody is so close
Championships here last night. don Downie win in the 1000- that it depends on who has a
The Wolverines compiled 92 yard freestyle. But the hosts better day."
points, easily outdistancing MSU didn't waste any time coming: Led by Downie, a triple won-
(817) and Wisconsin (545). ner for the second time in a
In the 1650 freestyle, Michi- . week, Michigan tried to come
gan's Lori Hughes finished first Roth dies back. Down by 14 points after"
with a new Big Ten record set- Joe Roth, star California the 200 yard butterfly, the Blue
ting time of 17:26.62. Chris Den- quarterback, died of can- almost pulled it out as they
Herder came in second with a cer yesterday. Roth, who finished the meet with two
tine of 17:59.55. Both girls have was 21, suffered from a Downie victories, a sweep in the
now qualified for the National rare form of cancer that 200 yard breaststroke and a win
ATAW meet at Providence, R.I., had originally plagued him in the freestyle relays.
next month. three years ago. Bt it was too little too late.!
McCully was victorious in Head coach Guis Stager wast
the 100 yard freestyle also set- back as they reached the wall also disappointed with the re-
ting a new Big Ten record first in the next six events, pil- sult;.
with a time of 53.05. The 200 ing up a 48-27 lead. "We workel hard at the be-
yard breast-stroke saw Michi- Leading the way for MSU ginning of the week, but ended'
gan's Karen Bockstahler Place was the dynamic diving duo 1n srewing aromund too m ich.
second and Wolverine Karen of Jesse Griffin and Dave No one would take this meet
Rydland third with respective Burgering, trading first and seriously. We swam like OhioI
times of 2.30.025 and 2.32.066. 1 second places in the one and State swam against us (Michi-
Michigan diver Chris Seufert three m e t e r springboard oan previouslv defeated the{
finished third with 428 points events. Michigan diver Matt Buckeyes 83-40)."
behind defending n a t i o n a l Chelich placed third twice, -DAN PERRIN
champ Peggy Anderson' from. ..
Wisconsin. The tankers also won .:::...:::.:: ...:;.:: ::::F:"
the 400 yard freestyle relay with
another Big Ten record setting
time of 3:35.87.±
McCully ended up the comae-
tition scoring five individiial
firsts and two relay firsts.
Hughes placed first individually',.
three, times arid twice on relay.* K, ,
teams. The divers as a whole'
performed quite well in placing
six divers .n the ton 16.
Coach Stu Isaac felt the divers
gave the squad "a good point
advantage over second place
MSU which helped put the meet
away.
"This (tie Big Ten mieet) was
a three day eaten*. The differ-

(!k
7
i .

and a short-handed goal to tie play, however.
... and greased over there
First Period ing) 0:58; Mich. -- McCabill (trip-
Scoring: 1. Minn. - Lind (Ver- ping) 6:26; Mich. - Natale (hold-
chota, Vannelli) 1:33; 2. Mich.-Lerg ing) 8:57; Mich. - Morrison (hold-
(Kawa) 12:41. ing) 12:07; Minn. - Gorence (hold-
Penalties: Minn. - Harrer (trip- ing) 15:24; Mich. - McCahill (hold-
ping) 3:27; Mich. - Pachuizok (in- ing) 18:32; Mich.-Coffman (rough-
terference) 15:52. iug) 18:32; Minn. - McClanahan
Second Period (roughing) 18:32.
Scoring: 3. Mich.-Maurer (Thay- Third Period
er, Manery) 0:18; 4. Minn. - Har- Scoring: 11. Mich. - Lerg ("has-
rer (unassisted) 0:27; 4. Mich. - sisted) 6:43: 12. Mich. - Manery
Natale (Debol, Miller) 3:46; 6. Mich. (Thayer, Rick Palmer) 11:19; 13.
- Debol (Coffman) 3:56; 7. Minn. Minn. - Vannelli (Lind) 19:36.
- Verchota (Vannelli, Lind) 12:44; Penalties: Mich. - Natale (high
8. Minn.-Vannelli (Verchota) 16:05; stick) 13:21; Minn. - Joswiak (de-
9. Mich. - Manery (unassisted) lay of game) 15:34.
17:11; 10. Minn. - Gorence (Miche- Saves
letti, Vannelli) 18:39. Palmer (Mich.) . 13 it 9-33
Penalties: Minn. - Hayek (rough- Joswiak (Minn.) . 6 9 10-25

The second stanza was an of-
fensive circus, as both teams

TITANS FALI IN 2 OT's

"It
ter sai

game."
uquse sU oever
makes
By The Associated Press ?of a one-and-one to send the and Bruins tied for the lead in "Hu
PITTSBURGH - Dusquene game into its second overtime the Pacific-8 Conference bas- center,"
scored eight consecutive points, tied at 81. Detroit's John Long ketbnll race at 8-3 with three I tain (In
four by Norm Nixon, to upset was the game's high scorer with games remaining. center
the 15th-ranked Detroit Titans, 32 points.* of a ti
95-88 in double overtime, yester- * * * Louisville loses And
day. Bruins bounced MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Met- of the
The Dukes in snapping De- EUGENE, Ore. - Greg Bal- ro Conference leading Louisville rest of
trost's 21-game win streak were lard scored 28 points, including Cardinals were upset, 87-77 yes- all the
led by Nixon's 29 points. The 16 in the first nine minutes of terday by a resurging Memphis i On
the second half, as Oregon 17-7 State team. closert
score at 76 on a 17-foot jump- upended third-ranked UCLA 20-4 Sophomore forward James
er wi three seconds to play Saturday for the second time Bradley's 24 points, 20 coming
to send the game into the first in the first half, enabled the
overtime. this season, 64-55. Tigers to snap a three-game los- game
Nixon missed the back end The upset leaves the Ducks ing streak and to avenge ait ber t
.-.........,...'......'......,... .... .... ... earlier season loss to Louisville. e y
*ain.

doesn't matter who I play against," the humble cen-
d after the game. "I just go out and play my own
rnd it's this attitude that provides the consistency. What-
Hub lacks in size at the center position, he more than
s up for in quickness, hustle and determination.
bbard presents special problems for us unlike any other
said Minnesota coach Jim Dutcher. "We can con-
ndiana's Kent) Benson, but Hub is a forward playing
and has that extra inside quickness. We have a devil
me keeping him off the boards."
, hopefully for Michigan's chances for the remainder
season, Hubbard's attitude will cause an epidemic the
the team will catch. Another upset loss could cancel
effort put out by Michigan yesterday.
the other hand, every ensuing victory brings Michigan
to its first undisputed Big Ten title since 1966.
This week we met and decided that the rest of the
s would decide whether we're number one or num-
wo," said Tom Staton. "We know that from now on
ygame is crucial, and there's no way we'll let. up
. We feel that every game is going to be like we're
ng in the tournament."
if yesterday was any indication, Michigan's chances
ching and succeeding once they reach the tournament
very, very good.
,t keep thinking of Atlanta, men.

Forward Valavicius
quits Hoosier squad
Iowa's Bruce "Sky" King (right) bats a loose ball away
from Michigan State's Bob Chapman in the Spartans' 81-79
victory at East Lansing yesterday. Chapman's 27 points in-
cluded two late free throws which iced the contest.
In other Big Ten action yesterday, Ohio State's Kelvin
Ransey led a 13-straight-point burst late in the game at
Champaign propelling the Buckeyes past Illinois. Meanwhile

ITennessee triumphs
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Mike
:Jackson hit a 15-foot 'jump shot
to break an 81-81 tie and sendI
Tennessee to 92-89 conquest ofI
fourth-ranked Alabama in an

playir
And
of reac
appear
Just

The 14th-ranked Vols held on ":"
to first place in the SEC with _ _
13-1 league mark. Tennessee SCOt.uz ~RS
'is 19-4 over-all. '4:9
Ernie Grunfeld had 26 points COLLEGE BASKETBALL Princeton 59, Harvard 4
for he ols whle Brnad MCHIAN 8, Mnneota70Citadel 75. E. Carolina 72
for he ols whle ernrd MCHIAN 9, innsot 70Clemson 68, N. Carolina State 66
rKing and Jackson each added, Ohio State 64, Illinois 60 Providence 75, LaSalle 62
2.Northwestern 98, Wisconsin 88 Penn State 79, Pittsburgh 77
Michigan"---- Stateo. ,..wai n ~ oe isiA- -- n ,, a n

Reginald King hit 25 points
for the Crimson Tide, which
now is 19-3 in all games and

M chigan State 81, Iowa 79
Duquesne 95, U. of Detroit 88 (2 OT)
Oregon 64, U.C.L.A. 55
Rutgers 89, Cincinnati 70

Rhode Island 95, Maine 75
Brown 66, Cornell 65
Syracuse 79a, St. John's N.Y. 55
Kansas 74, Nebraska 66
Oluivet 57. Roue 56i

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