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THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine

Thursday, [December 11, 1975

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By TOM CAMERON
The Michigan basketball team *
burst out to a 17-4 lead and held
off three South Carolina charges
in the second half to post its
second win, 91-82, at Crisler L7p
Arena last night. NIGHT EDITORS:
The Wolverines, after leading TOM DURANCEAU
by eight at halftime, jumped to RICK BONINO
a 17 point lead early in the sec-I .......":
ond half. However, Alex Eng-f.a
lis hand a hot-shooting Eddie fron Mike Iunleavy and
Dirgueris came up with 14 un- ensuing scramble, knocke
answered Gamecock scores to ball high into the air. He
whittle the Wolverine lead to slapped the ball backwards
62-60 with ten minutes remain- his head while falling dow
ing.| flung it with two hands ov
Michigan charged back with head to Phil Hubbard for
balanced scoring and within game clinching layup
three mnutes regained a 13 "South Carolina did keep
poiint lead 73-60. ing back," commented
But an unrelentless Game- Grote, "but it's a sign of a
cock team against came back team to pull away after.
to cut the lead to five and it never see one open up s
took the heroic efforts of and the other not catch u
Ricky Green to put Michigan takes a good team to re
in control of the game. like we did."
With less than one minute to Grote and Green domi
play, Green tipped the ball away the opening action of the g
Green with en cv

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Gamecocks

accounting for the first 15 Mich-
igan points.
"We lost the game In the
opening three minutes of the
game," said South Carolina
coach Frank McGuire. "We
were supposed to control the
speed of the gametbut we
L.didn't. We took three bad
shots - that was the end of
the game."
n the Nonetheless, Greene's efforts
d the were needed to help hold off a
then 76.9 shooting percentage by
over South Carolina. The junior col-
n and lege transfer produced 27 points
er his to lead the Wolverines and add-
r the ed six assists. He also stole
two Gamecock passes to set up
corn- baskets in Michigan's 11-point
Steve surge midway in the second
good half.
You "I'm real happy with the way
trong everyone played," said Orr. "I
ip. It have nothing but praise. for ev-
cover eryone. Green played just an
excellent game."
nated Orr was also happy with the
dame, play of his senior forward, Way-
man Britt.
"Wayman did an excellent job
on Nate Davis," Drr praised.
"And he shoots real well against
b 2 the zone."
5 2 Britt held Davis, who had
4 4 been averaging 16.7 points per
3 2 game and 9.7 rebounds. He also
1 5 added 20 points to help open
4 4 the stiff Gamecock zone de-
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o e ;1fense.
0 1 Even Grote returned to his
34 24 scrappy defensive play he dis-
50-821 played last season and fouled
51-91 out before the game was over.
"The first two games," Grote

commented, "I wasn't playing The foul trouble seemed to
aggressive, but was in foul trou- hurt Hubbard's efforts. He got
ble anyways. So I though, what in trouble early and had to lay
the heck. I didn't play well the off English, which gave the sen-
first two games, so I thought ior forward room to travel.
if I'm going to get into foul 1le was taken out late in the
trouble anyways, I might as first half and Orr said, "We are
well play aggressive and at least not the same team without Hub-
play good while I'm in. We have bard in the lineup."
the people to come off the bench English took the scoring
anyways." honors for the game with 30
But most of the Wolverines points against Hubbard.
were in foul trouble during the a
game as the referees called a "Hubbard has been given a
tight game. big assignment," Orr said. "He
had to cover Bernard King last
In addition to Grote fouling week and English tonight."
out, both Hubbard and Joel Hubbard ended up with 15
Thompson had four fouls and points for the game but man-
John Robinson another three. aged only fourrebounds. Robin-
The Wolverines totaled 24 fouls son led the team with eight re-
T bounds and added nine points
while South Carolina totaled while playing with a sore leg
20. muscle.
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South Carolina
fg-fga ft-fta pts rb
English 14-21 2-4 30 9
Davis 2-6 2-2 6 5
Sherwood 0-1 0-0 0 1
Truitt 2-7 6-6 10 2
Dunleavy 5-11 6-6 16 3
Dirugeris 6-7 2-2 14 3
Greiner 2-3 2-6 6 8
Augustus 0-0 0-0 0 2
Gause 0-0 0-0 0 0
Grevey 0-0 0-0 0 0
TOTALS 31-56 20-21 82 35

Michigan
f fg-fga ft-fta pts
4Britt 9-19 2-3 20
Robinson 3-4 3-3 9
1 Hubbard 6-9 3-5 15
0 Green 11-18 5-8 27
3 Grote 5-6 0-1 10
4 Thompson 2-3 0-0 4.
Baxter 2-7 0-0 4
3 Hardy 1-2 0-2 2
3 Staton 0-0 0-0 0
1 TOTALS 39-68 13-22 91
1 t SCORE BY HALVES
South Carolina 32
0 MICHIGAN 40
20 Attendance: 8,379

Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
MICHIGAN'S STEVE Grote fires off a pass to a Wolverine teammate during last night's 91-
82 victory over South Carolina's Gamecocks. The junior guard from Cincinnati, Ohio scored
10 points before fouling out in the second half. He finished the game with one rebound and
four assists.

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P RE S

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
urd e star sidelined

L -- I Bruce Parkinson, Purdue's'
All-Big Ten guard, will be out of
action for at least eight weeks
poised performcance. . . and likely for the rest of the
season Purdue basketballI
.by Michigan's cagers day. Fred Schaus said
Parkinson fractured a bone
By ANDY GLAZER in his wrist in last Thursday'sl
91-83 loss to Rutgers. Doctors
TT WAS SO much like last year, it was almost scary. X-rayed the wrist Friday and
saw no break but additional!
There was the Michigan basketball team, jumping out to .-- -
a big early lead against the respected but not overpowering foe.
After six minutes of play last night, Michigan led South
Carolina 17-4. W in n

pictures taken Wednesday re-
vealed the fracture, Schaus!
said.
"I FEEL very sorry for
Bruce," Schaus said. "He was
in great shape and wanted this
to be his best year. It's a hell-
uva blow for the ball club, but:
he's the one I feel sorry for
now."
Schaus said Parkinson, who
missed the Boilermakers' last
game against West Virginia,
would be in a cast for six weeks
and would require at least an-
other two weeks before he could
use the wrist.

has lost an estimated $8 million
over the past six years as White
Sox owner.
AN HOUR after the Veeck
announcement, the White Sox
began to clean house by trading
left-handed pitcher Jim Kaat,
a 20-game winner last year, and
minor league shortstop Mike
Buskey to Philadelphia for
pitchers Dick Ruthven and Roy
Thomas and infielder - outfield-
er Alan Bannister.
The long-lasting feelings that
Veeck had aroused during his
previous ownerships, in which:
he often relied on circus-like
promotion stunts, may have ac-
counted for his first ballot de-
feat during the four-hour ses-
sion at the major leagues' win-
ter baseball meetings.
"I'm just glad to be back in'I

baseball and I'm delighted my
partners have accepted me
again. I just hope the White Sox
will be successful," Veeck
said.
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ISCORES
NBA
Boston 111, Milwaukee 98
Phoenix 105, Houston 91
Kansas City 100, Atlanta 9#
College Basketball
Kentucky 91, Miami (0) 69
San Diego St. 81, Purdue 79
Maryland 93, Georgia Tech 65
Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 2
Chicago 7, Washington 2
N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 2
Montreal 3, Toronto 3

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Then the respected but not overpowering foe would come s He said Parkinson would be
back in the middle to late second half to make it a close game. enlg ills ;replaced inthe starting lineup
by freshman Kyle Macy, who
With nine and a half minutes to go last night,South Caro- scored 21 points and added five
lina's Alex English hit on a lay-up, the Gamecocks 14th From wire -service Reports assists against West Virginia.
straight point, to cut Michigan's lead to 62-60. Mickey Redmond tipped in a AP
shot by defenseman Rick La- * * - A
The two teams would then trade baskets for several minutes Pointe at the 14:39 mark of the
until Campy Russell or C.J. Kupec hit two straight buckets to last period to give the Detroit PPCk back
wrap things up with 21 seconds to play. Or, better yet, Joe Red Wings a 3-2 National Hock- It took two ballots to do it, but
Johnson would hit a jumper with three seconds to go to win 78-77. ey League win over the Pitts- Bill Veeck was approved yes-
burgh Penguins. terday as the new owner of the
Following English's lay-up, the Wolverines scored 11 con- The victory snapped a three Chicago White Sox of the Amer-
secutive points to give them a lead that would not dwindle to game Red Wing losing streak ican League.
less than five the rest of the evening, and was the first for Coach Alex Veeck, who once owned the
s Delvecchio after he relieved White Sox and before that the
Hold on a minute, that's not in the script, former Coach Doug Barkley of St. Louis Browns and Cleveland1
his duties last week. Bill Hoga- Indians, headed a group of
"How many times," asked Wolverine Steve Grote, "do you boam and rookie Dennis Polon- some 40 investors who paid $9.
see a team break out to a 15 point lead early and then win by ich scored the Wing's other two 75 million to buy the majority
40? Rarely. Trailing teams almost always come back-but it's goals. interest from John Allyn, whoZ
the ability to pull away again that's the mark of the good team.
"Even good teams sometimes find it hard," Grote con-
tinued, "look at Tennessee. They had us by 16, we caught Exclusively at Wilkinson's-
them and they never were able to pull away again-they only I
won by a point. _

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"I think it's just a hell of a good sign that we were able to
pull away."
Grote's point is well made. That was fine, poised basketball
the Wolverines played last night. A poised effort that really
shouldn't be expected of a team that lost ,its two co-captains to
graduation and is starting two new ballplayers, Phil Hubbard and
Ricky Green.
New players help
It was fine play from both of these new players down the
stretch that keyed the victory. Hubbard played almost the entire
second half with three fouls, not getting his fourth unil there was
1:33 to go and the game's outcome more or less certain.
"Hubbard played well on defense last night," offered
Michigan coach Johnny Orr. "His man got, a lot of points,
but Phil picked off a lot of passes going inside. He helped us
tremendously by not getting into bad foul trouble-because
face it, we're a different team without him in the line-up."
As for Green, well, it is difficult to find adjectives to describe
the class with which he played last night. The junior college
transfer scored a team high 27 points, handed out six assists and
almost single-handedly broke South Carolina's collective back
with steals that were converted into baskets at 62-60 and 69-60.
"Green is just a great ballplayer," said Orr, "he's making
the change from junior college ball to the team play of major
college ball very quickly."
One not so new player contributed mightily to Michigan's
success-senior captain Wayman Britt.
The Flint, Michigan native scored 20 points, most on either
long, accurate jumpers or clever backdoor plays underneath,
and handed out a game-high seven assists. More importantly, he
limited Gamecock star Nate Davis (a 16.3 scorer until last night)
to a measly six points.

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