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Sunday, January 18, 1976



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CHALK UP one for team play, good sportsmanship, and the
All-American attitude - Michigan's good guy beat Michigan
State's hot dog.
Theretwas a superb duel between two outstanding basketball
players yesterday: fiery Terry Furlow, the nation's third leading
scorer, against the Wolverines' soft-spoken defensive wizard
Wayman Britt.
Britt beat Furlow . . . at both ends of the court.
Defensively, Michigan's captain held Furlow to 13 points,
over 23 points below his 36.6 Big Ten average.
Britt shackled the Spartan prima donna without a field
goal for sixteen long minutes of the first half. Forcing
Furlow to take bad shots, Britt kept his old high-school
teammate from moving to the basket. He stifled his usually
awesome scoring attack.
Furlow shot a miserable 26 per cent from the floor, mostly
due to Britt's swarming defense. "When shooter has a tight de-
fense on him," Michigan assistant coach Bill Frieder explained,
"it really makes him work for that open shot, and once he gets
it, he shoots too quickly and takes something off it. He ends up
missing shots he normally wouldn't."
But Michigan didn't win the game only because of Britt's
defensive play, but also because of his work on the offensive
Britt breaks zone
In addition to his constant instructions while the team was
on offense, Wayman pumped in 18 points to lead the Wolver-
ines in scoring. His exceptional outside shooting helped break
a tough Spartan zone defense in the second half - something
that the Wolverines couldn't do in the first half.
But for Wayman, it wasn't necessarily one of his better
games, "I've played better," he said as he relaxed after the
game. "I played better against Indiana's Scott May."
Orr was more impressed with Britt's play. "Britt was bril-
liant. I've never had a player who has worked any harder than
he has the past three days. He's a great player but has never
got the individual recognition he deserves."
Britt is that type of ballplayer. He does his job well every
game. He defenses some of the best players in the nation, his
true value never showing in the statistics.
"I'd take a player like Britt over a scorer like Furlow any
day, said Frieder, who coached both players on Flint North-
ern 's state champion high school team. "Britt is a winner at all
times. He has character, dedication, and is sincere about bas-
ketball. He respects his teammgates and coaches.
'Furlow is great when you want someone to score 40
points in a game, but Britt is the one you want to win
games . . . He's a winner."
It's nice to see a ballplayer like Britt come out on top. It's
especially sweet that he beat someone like Terry Furlow.
Furlow has had personality problems in the past. In highI
school, Frieder barred him from the varsity in his junior year
because of his attitude. Last season, he was put on probation
by the Big Ten for striking Iyllinois' Rick Schmidt, and was
almost charged with assault for a fight with a graduated team-
mate, Peter Davis, during a pickup game last summer. Furlow
insists he's changed this year, but was back to his old antics

By ANDY GLAZER when Britt committed his fourth winning. After he did mat I sat
foul, four and a half minutes down and said 'he's going to
Rickey Green stole the ball later, MSU called yet another miss this shot, he's so worried,
from Terry Furlow with 17 sec- strategy planning time-out, with about everything else.'"
onds remaining and moments 10:35 left. Miss he did, and the Wolver-
later converted two free throws Leading 51-48, the Spartans' ines had a chance to freeze the
toa gtrilithe Michign Wolverineis new strategy was to go to a game away. But with a minute
ia tillinge66-63awinaor Mich-rspread offense to let Furlow left, excellent defensive pres-
igan State, yesterday at Crisler work one on one with Britt,. in sure by Furlow and Chapman
Aferea.tethe hope that either Furlow forced Steve Grote into a five
After seeing their 15 point would start scoring or that Britt second violation, and Furlow
halftime lead eroded to a one would foul out. won the ensuing jump ball. But
point deficit, the Spartans got Britt couldn't expect much Green's steal iced the game
lef band bk wee t hohelp, either; Phil Hubbard, the soon afterwards.
the bal fr onetryiast shotl alast line of defense, also had The first half was clearly
victory when Green made his four fouls. Michigan's most dismal effort
steal. of the season. "We just got
Wayman Britt played one of BUT BRITT continued to play those turnovers early, and just
the best games of his career, defense as stubbornly as ever, never g o t untracked," said
holding Furlow, the nation's allowing Furlow but two baskets Michigan assistant coach Bill
thir lading F rr, te atmnr in the next nine minutes. Mean-,Frieder.
t1h3 poi t hile scoring a game while, the Wolverines w e r e Turnovers indeed - in the
g1 ointshie scstarting to wear down a State game's first two and a half
high 18 himself. team that had four players (Fur- minutes Michigan managed a
"I'VE NEVER had a player low, Grey Kelser, Benny White personal foul on Hubbard, a
work as hard as Wayman has and Bob Chapman) go the full technical foul on Grote (who
the past three days," said Mich- 40 minutes. had been elbowed by Chapman
igan coach John Orr, "and it Green, Hubbard, Britt and while lying on. the floor), four
paid off, because Wayman Britt David Baxter each scored four turnovers and no points.
was simply brilliant today." points in that nine minutelStill MSU was having'offen-
Britt's superb effort might stretch, during which a Britt sive problems of its own, and it
have gone unnoticed in the jumper, with exactly seven mm-looked as if the fans would be
gloom of defeat had not the Wol- utes remaining, put Michigan treated to one of the lowest scor-
verines played one of their best on top 56-55. The Wolverines led ing halves in Crisler Arena his-
halves of the season in coming for the first time since 18-17 tory when the Spartans caught
back from a 41-26 halftime in the first half. fire. They outscored Michigan
deficit. Britt finally fouled out with 17-4 in the last three and a
"We told them they had to go 1:31 remaining and the score half minutes of the half.
right out and cut that lead down 64-63, Michigan. On the foul;, to them at the half that
in the first three or four min- Furlow was to go to the line for "I ind tae if the won. thad
utes," said Orr. "We had to a one and one, but before he did;I.didn'ta theywanesthd
catch 'em quick or we weren't so he called the departing Britt Orr, "but that I wanted them
going to catch them at all." back and told him to "get out to play hard a d not be ashamed
The Blue did just that, com- of here, we're going to win of their performance afer the
ing out flying in the first four now." game
minutes as Green, Britt and "We just had to go out and
Johnny Robinson each scored "I THOUGHT he was childish play our hardest," said Joel
twice as Michigan outscored about the whole thing," said Thompson. "And we did."
MSU 12-4. The fast break, which Britt of his former high school The Michigan varsity-reserves
had been shut down by turn- teammate. "I stopped thinking beat MSU Jayvees, 78-58, as
overs in the early minutes, was about the him versus me thing Dave Stavale led the way with
moving.' at halftime, because I was stop- 20 points. Rick Leach added 14
A SPARTAN time-out slowed ping him and we still weren't in his basketball debut.
the Michigan momentum, and
Furlow Way-Layed DeBOL G

MICHIGAN STATE'S star forward Terry Furlow is surrounded by three Wolverine defend-
ers, John Robinson (45), Joel Thompson (20), aad Alan Hardy (42). Furlow was- held to a
season low of 13 points by the troublesome Michigan defense. The Wolverines edged the Spar-
tans 66-63.




9-19 0-0 2 5 18
n 3-5 1-1 5 3 7
4-9 0-0 12 4 8
6-12 3-4 7 4 15
4-9 0-0 2 4 8
2-4 0-0 1 2 4
n 2-6 2-2 3 1 6
0-1 0-0 0 0 0
30-65 6-7 38 23 66
5-19 2-4 4 2 13
1-1 0-0 7 S 2
8-14 2-4 10 1 18
9-12 0-0 2 2 18,
n 3-13 4-4 4 2 10
0-1 2-2 2 0 2
26-60 11-14 35 12 63
ne score: Michigan State
Agan 26





Fur ow
41, Mich

A crowd of 4420 devotees con-
verged upon Yost Temple last
night, hoping to witness the re-
vival of Michigan hockey. They
got what they wanted, and pro-
bably more than they expected,
as the Wolverines opened the
floodgates and poured in ten
goals to beat Notre Dame 10-3.j
It was difficult to believe that

the same two teams played on
Friday night, with Michigan
falling 4-3 in overtime.
"It's strange, but we real-
ly didn't play any better than
Fridy," noted coach Dan
Farrell after the game.
"When things are going yourI
way, they all seem to fall

key to the Wolverines' win.:
They produced 14 shots on goal,
hardly an imposing amount.
But exactly half of those at-,
tempts found their way into the
net behind Irish goalie John
Peterson, who had been the
hero in a 5-3 Notre Dame vic-
tory over the Wolverines in:

Furlow promises
Furlow had asked Frieder what the scoring record at Crisler
Arena was, and assured him that he would break the mark of
48 points held by Rudy Tomjanovich. During the game, when
Orr yelled to the referee for a traveling violation on Furlow, the
belligerent forward marched up to Orr and said, "That's my
cross-over move, coach." But his crude antic was his handshake
with Britt after Britt fouled out.
As Wayman described the incident, he was about to
walk off the floor when Furlow sarcastically held out his
hand. Britt ignored the gesture, but turned around when Fur-
low called to him. As Britt turned to shake his former team-
mate's hand, Furlow backed away saying, "'You get outta
here. Now we're going to win."' Finally he slapped at'
Britt's hand.
"I thought that it was really immature of him," Britt said.
"We're both grown men now. When you shake hands, you
should mean it.
"I tried to be a good sport the whole game," Britt continued.
"I wouldn't have done anything like that. It was very childish.
"You never know how people will react to you. I really have
to question our friendship now. It shouldn't be like that."
Yes, it's always nice to see the nice guy finish first.


Attendance: 13,202

Meyer paces
By ERNIE DUNBAR Baumgartner and Mark Foster
Michigan trackmen started off posting a winning time of
the indoor season by breaking 7:39.9.
or tying five varsity, fieldhouse WOLVERINE hurdler Arnett
and meet records last night in Chisholm paced Michigan's rec-'
the Michigan USTFF Invita- ord-breaking performance int the'
tional Relays, at the track-tennis shuttle hurdle relay, and *quali-'
building. fied for the NCAA indoor cham-I
Grey Meyer led the way for pionships with his winning time
the Wolverines as his time of of 8.3 in the 70 yard high hur-
13:34.3 in the three-mile run dIes. Don Wheeler and Charles
broke the existing fieldohuse, Crowther followed Chisholm in
varsity, and meet record of the hurdles to complete a Mich-
13:42.6. Meyer also ran an im- igan sweep.
pressive anchor leg in Mich- --
igan's two mile relay teamed
with M i k e McGuire, James

io dace." South Bend, was shaky through- ;
The second period was the out the game. He made eigh-
teen saves in two periods, al-
lowing nine goals. He was fin-.
ally replaced by Len Moher,
B i c r star of Friday's game, in the
third period.
But Peterson's shaky play
wasn't the only reason for the
Shotputter Randy Foss was Michigan rout. The Wolverines
another fieldhouse record break- had more than their share of

gan leader in defenseman scor- Moore finished the game with
ing. 43 saves and drew frequent
The outcome of the game was gasps of amazement from the
never really in doubt, as Mich- crowd. Even the small Notre
igan scored the first seven Dame contingent appreciated
goals of the game. Notre the senior's efforts. Moore vis-
Dame's offensive thrusts were ited with the Fighting Irish
turned back by Robbie Moore. fans, and came away with a
Moore was forced to make Notre Dame hat as a souvenir.
20 saves in the first period, Notre Dame finally found
and he frustrated the fighting the range with two goals late
Irish more than once from in the second session. But the
point blank range, preserv- 7-2 deficit was as close as the
ing the Wolverine momentum. Irish got,
Michigan gymnasts
trample Ohio State

er as he won the shotput with j
a toss of 52' 7".
Michigan dominated the high
jump with Doug Gibbs, Jesse
Myers and Pete Running plac-
ing one, two, three. Gibbs' win-
ning jump was 6' 10".
A Michigan mile relay team
of Jeff McLeod, Jim Grace,
Dave Furst, and Williams ran
to a fieldhouse record time of,

Dave DeBol was the most
obvious. He accomplished the
feat in less than half a game,
as he scored both the Wol-
verine goals in the first per-
iod and added his third with
9:24 gone in the second stan-
Mark Miller and Bill Thay-
er each scored a pair of goals
in the fun-filled second period.
Thayer's goals were indicative
of' the excellent play all night
of the Cormier-Thayer-Hoene
Leading the assist parade was
Pat Hughes 'with three. John
McCahill got two, .as did Doug
and Tom Lindskog. Tom's two
assists gave him 85 points in
his college career, establishing
himself as the all-time Michi-

Michigan's gymnastic squad
recorded their first duel meet
victory of the season yesterday,
stinging the Ohio State Buck-
eyes, 199 to 191.95 in Columbus.
"The team did pretty well, but
needs lots of tightening up be-
fore our meet with Minnesota
next weekend," Wolverine coach
Newt Loken commented. Loken
stated before the meet that the
team was aiming "in the neigh-
borhood of 204" team points.
Wolverine tumblers finished
first in five of the six events.
Chick Stillerman took top
honors in the floor exercise
while co-captain Jerry Poyn-

ton won the pommel horse
e v e n t. Joe Neuenswander
grabbed first place on the
rings, Harley Danner wrapped
up first place on the parallel
bars and Bob Darden swung
to the top spot on the horizon-
tal bar.
Richard Wewland captured the
Buckeyes' only first place-vhen
he scored 9.45 in the vaulting.
Danner finished second with a
score of 9.2.
Danner, the defending con-
ference all-around champion
nabbed top honors in the 6ll1
around as hetallied 50.2 mdl-
vidual points, to nip Ohio State's
Chuck Ewing who finished with

Wolverines stroke past
Michigan State twice

latmen seize

The Wolverine tankers had no trouble with
Michigan State yesterday, both the men and the
women easily defeated their Spartan adversar-
ies. The men won 71-52, while the undefeated
women's swimming team posted a 78-53 deci-
sion, at Matt Mann pool.
Diver Don Craine, who was acting captain
for the Wolverines, showed why he is nationally
ranked. On the one meter board as his final
dive, Craine executed a difficult triple-twisting,
one-and-a-half somersault, with a degree of dif-
ficulty of 3i0, well enough to score two 7.5's out
of a possible ten. That dive was Craine's ride to
"THAT'S MY favorite dive," he commented,
"and I always save it for last. People who have
been competinlg around here,'know it's com-
Craine also breezed to first place on the
three-meter board. According to Craine, his
key to success is the number of difficult dives
he does compared to his opponents. When he
executes a dive with a difficulty factor of 3.0,
his onnonents generally do easier 2.8 dives.

He brought home first places in the 200-yard
individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle,
plus a second in the 1000-yard freestyle.
Tom Szuba finished first in both the 200-yard
freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke, - as he
continues to lead the Wolverines meet after
Joe Bauer, who according to Stager is almost
at the level of Szuba and the other consistent
point-getters, finished first in the 100-yard free-
style and second in the 200-yard freestyle.
Other Wolverines who swam well were John
Dally (still recuperating from an illness), Rob-
bie Helt, Brian Wyle, Fred Yawger, and Larry
.EARLIER, THE Michigan women took first
place in 11 of 15 events, including the first six
of them, to beat the defending Big Ten cham-
pions. Those six winners all had times which
qualify them for the AIAW championships in
Senior captain Kathy Knox won the 50-, 100-,
and 500-yard freestyles. She lowered the stand-
ard in the 100 by .05 seconds.
Chris Den Herder, a triple winner, broke her

By PATRICK RODE The Hoosiers came on strong major decision from Shuster.
in the lower weight categories , -Michigan's coach Bill Johan-
The Michigan wrestling team keening even with the Blue up nesen was happy with the In-
posted three more victories by to 150 lbs. Here, Churella sub- diana victory, saying "they're
easily defeating Big Ten rival died Dave Welch, 22-4, gaining a good team and they can hold
Indiana, and independents Pitts- a major superior decision worth their own, especially in the low-
b'igh and Illinois State. The five team points. er weights." It was in these
matmen raised their. dual meet jlasses that Michigan hoped to
record to 9-2 for the season. MICHIGAN retained its lead wrap up its win over Pitt.
Outstanding performances by from that point on. At 177, John- It was not to be. Amos Good-
captain Mark Johnson, freshman son won by fall a mere 51 sec- low provided the only Blue vic
Mark Churella, Harold King, onds into the match. His victory tory before Churella's superior
and Steve Shuster paceda 29-9 was quickly followed by a King decision. And the Wolverines
trouncing of Indiana. major superior decision and a didk. not take the lead until Brad
.::: :... .: .. ::" .:.: lba-'s ,ecision at 158 lbs.
BOTH S IDES complaied
fbo -t the officiating as the meet
SCO RES d'- loped. Confusion was espe-
SC .;ti bnalo Jnohn}1lfiSns


' College Basketball
CMCHIGAN 66, Mich. State 63
MICHIGAN J.V. 78, Mich. St. J.v. 58
Y> t Indiana 83t. Illinois 55
a Iowa 8, Wisconsin 7t
Northwe4ern 85, Minnesota 77

Louisville 95. 1rake 479
'Tennessee 93, Florida 84
Auburn 94, Georgia 70
Rutgers 105, Bucknell 8?
Hoaly Cross 84, Boston Col. 83
Rhode Island 75, Povidence 73,
Alabama 113, LSU 75

clatiy-notaoi in /jm - uI
match, which he eventually won.
And the meet wasn't decided
111.11l the heayweight match.
Steve Sh"ster, a 190 lb. second
strnger filling in for injured
"' Marsi'-ano, came through

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