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Page Eight
One on five ...
.. a futile strategy
MICHIGAN'S.81-64 drubbing of Michigan State yesterday proved
that it takes more than one player to play basketball.
Yesterday, Terry Furlow scored 38 points, more than all other
Spartans combined. His teammates contributed only 26 points
as Furlow took almost three times as many shots as anyone
else wearing green.
The Spartans' style of play looked like alley basketball-
give it to the best guy and hope that he scores.
This is obviously not the way any major college team
likes to play. How can any team expect to win playing, in
effect with only one player against five?
One player like Furlow, no matter how good he is, does not
a team make.
Other coaches can spot a one-man team and defend against
it without much trouble. "After the first ten to twelve minutes
we had control of the game," said Michigan coach Johnny Orr.
"Furlow-we expected-would score but we were able to cut
off the rest of State's team. He is as tough an offensive player
as we have seen, but he has to score 50 points for State to defeat
a really good team."
Balance proves best
But against a really good team, it is almost impossible to
score fifty. It's difficult against an average team.
Assistant coach Bill Frieder talked about the disadvan-
tages of a one-man offense after the last Michigan-Michigan
State game at Crisler. "I had talked to Terry before the
game," he said, "and he said he would break the Crisler
scoring record. I told him that I hoped he did, because then
we would win the game."
Michigan State's one man team looked pretty poor in con-
trast to the team concept the Wolverines were employing.
The strength of Michigan's team is in its teamwork. With
the possible exception of Rickey Green, Michigan has no super-
star or super-gunner. Yet, Michigan can still play even with any
team in the nation, as it proved last weekend when the Wolverines
shocked tfle nation with a near-upset of number-one ranked
Wolverines play team ' D


Sunday, February 15, 19 /t




Special To The Daily
zone press sparked an exp
second half running atta
lead the Wolverines to an
Valentine's Day massac
Michigan State here, 1
9,965 noisy fans at Jenison
House yesterday.
The resounding win leav
Wolverines in strong posit
capture second place in t
Ten and the NCAA berth
will almost assuredly a
pany that finish.
points for the Spartans, b
'~one man gang from Flint
simply not enough to den
: Wolverines their tenth Big
"Furlow is as tough a
.38 caliber

fensive player as we have
seen," said Michigan coach
igan's Johnny Orr. "But we were able
losive to cut off the rest of State's
.ck to team. He has to score 50 points
81-64 for State to defeat a really good
re of team."
before The Maize and Blue were
Field once again led by the play of
junior guard Rickey Green, who
es the scored 24 points, took down 10
ion to rebounds and was generally at
ie Big the front of the devastating fast
h that break.
ccom- For the first 10 minutes the
Spartans gave Michigan more
trouble than it could handle,
ed 38 taking a 31-26 lead on the
ut the strength of 12 points from Fur-
t was low, the Big Ten's leading.
y the scorer.
g Ten
THEN, LED by Green and
an of- substitute Alan Hardy, the Wol-
verines went on a scoring spree
that gave them a lead they
would not relinquish for the rest
F Pts of the afternoon.
5 13 In that stretch the Wolverines
4 5 scored nine in a row. Green hit
2 24 from the corner, and then
4 3 Hardy converted an offensive
1 15 rebound into a three point play.
1 0 He converted two more free
0 z throws only 10 seconds later.
0 0 After Dave Baxter's steal for
a lay-up and Green's block of a
20 81 Furlow shot and subsequent fast
P P break lay-in, Michigan led 35-31.
2 38
5 10 HARDY WAS a key player
3 4 for the Wolverines allhafter-
4 s noon, scoring a career high 15
2 2 points hitting on 6 of 9 shots
0 0 from the field. He earned many
0 z of those points with excellent
o 0 offensive rebounding.
0 0 "I just try to play my best
and some games just come out
21 64 better thanote the 6-6
0 1freshman said. "But more im-
S 64 portant than anything I did
individually was the way we


played in our zone press. It
made a difference."
The 'difference' that the zone
press made came after Phil
Hubbard's shooting, passing and
rebounding had given the Wol-
verines a 50-41 lead six minutes
into the second half. Michigan
captain and defensive specialist
Wayman Britt then committed;
his fourth foul.
low already had 23 points de-
spite Britt's shadow act. If he
could have exploded in Britt's
absence that nine point lead
could have evaporated in a
hurry. Lacking a defensive re-
placement of Britt's caliber, the
Blue went into their zone.
Furlow quickly hit a couple
of 25 footers, but then the zone
paid off, as State went over
three minutes without scoring a
Meanwhile, t h e movement
necessary for the pressing zone
carried over to thedoffense, and
the game's pace and Michigan's
scoring picked up simultane-
From 12:25 to 6:25 the Wol-
verines outscored State 14-5, the
last seven in a row and all of
those coming as a result of the

increased tempo.
HARDY HIT on a 10-footer
from the baseline (before MSU's
defense was well set up), Hub-
bard stole the ball and drove in
all alone, and then Green ran
past everyone but the MSU
cheerleaders on a fast break
three point play.
Following the spurt, Michigan
had a 68-52 lead, and the only
question left was what the final
margin would be-the Blue were
virtually running at will.
"They were up at the start of
the game, got behind and kind
of quit out there," said Baxter,
who played a strong game re-
placing the foul-plagued Steve
Grote. "We weren't getting de-
fensive boards or the outlet pass
in the first half, but once-we
got them moving they couldn't
keep up with us."
THE GAME was an encour-
aging sign for the Wolverines,
who have blown out two oppo-
nents on their own floors since
the disheartening Indiana loss.
"Anytime we can come up to
East Lansing and win we're
very happy," said Orr. "We're
getting very strong ,now and I
hope we can play that way for
the rest of the season."


6-11 1-2 2
in 2-7 1-2 8
8-14 0-3 12
11-22 2-3 1a
1-3 1-5 1
6-9 3-3 5
1-5 1-2 c
0-3 0-0 1
on 1-2 0-0
0-0 0-0 0
rer 0-0 0-0 0
36-76 9-20 49


Furlow 13-271
Wilson 5-10
Kelser 2-9
White 0-5
Chapman 2-10
Riewald 1-3
Rivers 0-1
Nash 1-1
Wiley 1-3
V'nd'b'he 0-0
Webb 0-0
Stoll 0-0
TOTALS 25-691
Michigan State
Attendance: 9965

12-13 9
0-0 7
0-1 12
0-1 3
2-2 1
0-0 3
0-0 1
0-0 0
0-0 1
0-0 0
0-0 1
0-0 0
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Daily Photo by KEN FINK
STEVE GROTE applies defensive pressure to MSU's Bob
Chapman in yesterday's Big Ten clash. Excellent defense was
a key to the Wolverines' second half surge, resulting in an
81-64 victory.

Michigan's tight defense, which is the backbone of their
attack, is a team defense.
Michigan's zone press and zone defense nearly resulted
in the downfall of Indiana. It blew the game at Columbus
wide open and did the same again today. To play a zone
involves communication between players. A zone depends By TOM DURANC
on double-teams and picking up the open man. In effect, it A hot Ernie Glanvill
involves all five players working together all of the time. cold Michigan offense
On offense, all five starters average in double figures. doom for the Wolverin
Green heads the list with over twenty points a game, but the last night, as they fel
other four starters are grouped between a 10.8 and 14.7 average. Denver Pioneers 7-2
Playing as a team, Michigan has proved it could win the the weekend series.
big games. Michigan State, however, cannot be expected to win Pioneer goalie Glanv
against the really tough teams if it plays like it has only one outstanding all night as
effective player ted away numerous
scoring attempts. The
Michigan, playing as a team, will see post-season tournament ines could only manage
action, barring an utter collapse. Michigan State will end the period goal and a mez
season with its last regular season game. third period goal.
Peper spices swim meet,
swam1p sunke-n Illini, 86-3


er drabs dekers

Michigan's mighty mermen
soundly thrashed a hapless Illi-
nois swim team 86-37, at Matt
Mann Pool yesterday.
In what was, for the most
part, a dull meet, Michigan's
Paul Foster continued his fine
work of late. Winning both the
100 and 200 yard backstroke
events, Foster maintained his
year of vast improvement and
plunging times. He clocked a

:55.04 and 1:59.46

in the two ing brought a smile to
of Coach Gus Stager.
From the fans' point

EAU Meanwhile the Denver offens
e and a cranked out five first period
spelled goals and a pair of third period
e dekers scores.
1 to the The Pioneers opened the
to split scoring with 4:07 gone in the
first period when winger Tom
ville was Zajac took a pass from be-
he turn- hind the net and fired it past
Michigan a startled Michigan goalie
Wolver- Robbie Moore. Mike Pazzelli
one first and Doug Berry assisted.
aningless Five minutes later an almost
identical play with the same
people figuring in the scoring
again clicked for the Pioneers.
Z 1 iZajac grabbed a pass from the
bespectacled Pazzelli and slip-
ped it past Moore again.
7Michigan cut the Denver lead
7t 2-1 on a goal by defenseman
Tom Lindskog midway through
the period. Dave DeBol grabbed
the face the puck in the corner and toy-
ed with it until Lindskog skated
Svi in close. DeBol then shovelled
of view, the puck to Lindskog who fired
day was it home.
Ipetition. The roof then fell in on the
Chelich, Wolverines as the Pioneers
t on an scored three more goals in the
aine fin- first period.
scoring The Pioneers leading scorer,
343.5. defenseman G r e g W o o d s,
meet up blazed a slap shot past Moore
e saying,I from the right side. Woods
't going scored after a wild scramble
nd they in frort of the Michigan goal
when Moore cleared the puck


e out only to put it on Woods'
St. Clair Shores native Craig
Roehl then haunted his home
state team by slamming home
a pass from linemate Alex Bel-
court and the Pioneers were up
Finally Dave Thompson drill-
ed a pass from Lindsay Thomp-
son past Moore with three min-
utes remaining, to put the Wol-
verines on the short end of a
5-1 margin after one period.
"That first period was the
story of the game," said a dis-
appointed Michigan coach Dan
Farrell. "We gave the puck
away in our own zone too
The Wolverines came out
skating in the second period,
something they did little of in
the first.
Time and time again how-
Michigan omelette
SCORING: 1. D-Zajac (Pazzelli,
Berry) 4:07; 2. D-Zajac (Berry, Paz-
'zelli) 9:06; 3. M-T. Lindskog (De-
Bol) 11:05; 4. D-Woods (Zajac, Bel-
court) 12:29; 5 D-Roehl (Campbell,
Belcourt) 16:03; 6. D - Thomson
(Robinson) 17:59.
PENALTIES: 1. M-D. Lindskog
(slashing) 11:25; 2. D - Sandbeck
(roughing) 11:25; 3. M - Maurer
(holding) 11:52; 4. M-Morrison (el-
bowing) 13:51.
PENALTIES: 5. M - R. Palmer
(roughing) 5:10; 6 D-Zajac (hook-
ing) 5:10; 7. M-DeBol (high stick-
ing) 10:11; 8. D - Hudson( high
sticking) 10:11.
SCORING: 7. D-Robinson (Hud-
son, Falcone) 7:46; 8. D - Woods
(Robinson) 17:54; 9. M-Rob Palmer
(Morrison) 18:30.
PENALTIES: 9. D-Zajac (elbow-
ing) 4:25.
1 2 3 TOTAL
MICHIGAN 1 0 1 2
{DENVER 5 0 2 7

ever Glanville was sharp for the
Pioneers, frustrating Doug Lind-
skog in particular on two occa-
sions from close in.
The most exciting play of
the scoreless second period
occurred when the Pioneers'
L i n d s a y Thompson broke
away with 2:00 minutes to
play in the period. Thompson
skated in on Moore unmolest-
ed but fired the puck over the
top of the net.
However in the third period
Dave Thompson got another
chance on a breakaway for the
Pioneers and this time it click-
ed. The goal came at 7:46 and
Denver was up 6-1.
Woods got his second goal of
the night when he drilled a shot
from the point past a screened
Moore at the 17:54 mark of the
third period.
Rob Palmer scored a Mich-
igan goal with the contest al-
ready long decided at 18:30.

Women cagers top
Chippewas, 69-59
Special To The Daily
MT. PLEASANT-The, women's basketball team bet-
tered its record to 8-4 in Mount Pleasant Saturday, clinching
a 69-59 victory over Central Michigan.
Michigan began to gain momentum with everything
even at 53-53 and 6:30 remaining. Taking advantage of
Central's poor passing, the Blue ignited a 16 point shooting
streak and contained the Chippewa offense to two lonely
points in the last four minutes.
"Overall it was a good game," said a pleased coach
Carmel Borders. "Our shooting percentage was good, and
we really hustled. I thought our offense adjusted well to
their defense.
On top at halftime 35-33, CMU owned the lead for only
eight minutes in the game, four minutes on either side of
the half.
Michigan's fifty per cent shooting highlighted the first
half, while the second was marred by Central's 25 turn-
overs, which proved fatal. Central Michigan coach Marcie
Weston told her team, now 6-7, "Turnovers, gang. That's
what killed us." And indeed they did. The Chippewas
gave up the ball no less than 43 times, assisting four
Wolverines to score in double figures.
High scorer Melinda Fertig tossed in 17, Lydia- Sims
and Carol Klomperan tallied 16 a piece, whit; Terry Conlin
scored 14 to bolster the Blue's 41 per cent shooting per-
Freshman Kathryn Young and sophomore Conlin con-
tributed ten and nine rebounds respectively for the Blue,
but Central outrebounded Michigan 53-32.
Michigan's next rivalry comes Wednesday February 18
against Wayne State, whose entire varsity is on scholarship.
"It will be one of the biggest games of the year, but we're
ready," said Borders. "We're up for it."

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FRESHMAN Ric Peper show- the biggest hit of the
ed the ability and confidence the 3-meter diving com
that had been lacking in recent Don Craine and Matt
weeks, breezing to a double both of Michigan, put
victory in the 100 and 200 yard amazing exhibition. Cr
breaststroke. Although the times ally eked out a victory
were a relatively slow 1:01.68 375.6 points to Chelich's
and 2:13.83, he easily outdis- Stager summed thej
tanced the rest of the field. in one succinct sentence
The best time of the meet was "We knew they weren
turned in by 200 yard butterflyer = to be very good, at
Fred Yawger. His 1:54.82 clock- weren't."

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College Basketball
MICHIGAN 81, Michigan State 64
Purdue 98, Ohio State 73
Indiana 58, Illinois 48
UCLA 78, Washington 76
Maryland 98, Clemson 89
Missouri 85, Iowa State 64
Rutgers 92, Manhattan 81 (OT)
Central Michigan 74, Eastern
Michigan 59
Navy 83, Penn State 81 (2 OT)
No. Carolina St. 87, Wake Forest 85
Notre Dame 97, West Virginia 77
Toledo 88, Western Michigan 80
Northwestern 75, Wisconsin 69
Florida 72, Tennessee 69
Vanderbilt 69, Kentucky 65
Louisville 85, Drake 73
Iowa 96, Wisconsin 82
South Carolina 79, Pitt 72
Syracuse 77, Colgate 68
Xavier 82, Detroit 80 (OT)
Marquette 68, Va Tech 61
La Salle 75, Villanova 72
Oral Roberts 74, Okla. City 71
No. Carolina 113, Tulane 106 (4 OT)
Princeton 49, Yale 48
No. Texas St. 107, SW La. 90
G. Washington 79, Duquesne 63
Penn 56, Brown 52
Columbia 84, Dartmouth 69
N Y. 101, Philadelphia 97 (OT)
Phoenix 112, New Orleans 9?'
Cleveland 114, Buffalo 111
Washington 108, Houston 89
Milwaukee 95, Chicago 89
Detroit 3, Minnesota 2
Los Angeles 2, Montrer..l2
Pittsburgh 4, New York 4
Chicago 5, Kansas City 4
Vancouver 4, Toronto 3
St. Louis 5, Atlanta 3
Big Ten

For the first time in Crisler
Arena's history, the Michigan
men's gymnastics team lost a
home dual meet. The nation's
top ranked squad, the Indiana
State Sycamores, led by Olym-
pic candidate Kurt Thomas,
bested the Wolverines by a
score of 214.90 to 213.50 before
roughly 1500 spectators yester-
Thomas dazzled the crowd
with his consistently high scor-
ing performance. The nation's
top all-arounder easily copped
all-around honors with a total
of 55.05 points to teammate's

Griffith's 52.65. Michigan's Har-
ley Danner was third with 52.05.
Michigan started out strong,
edging Indiana State in the
floor exercise and on the
rings, while losing by just
0.05 points in the pommel
horse event.
A smooth and artistic per-
formance by Randy Sakamoto
led Michigan to a very slight
lead over Indiana State as the
junior specialist earned a 9.15
individual score. "I felt really
good," Sakamoto said after the
meet. "It's probably the best
I've ever done."
In the pommel horse event,

Moore (M)
Glanville (D)

1 2
12 6
8 18



it was Indiana State's turn to
just barely edge Michigan as
the Sycamores hit for a team
score of 35.40 to Michigan's
3535. Consistent performances
by Doug Griffith, Thomas, John
Golbeck and Joe Childs pro-
vided the necessary points.
But Michigan co - captain
Poynton stole the show with
a st u n n i n g performance.
Poynton gracefully swung and
scissored his way back and
forth over the pommel horse
and upon completion, brought
the crowd and the entire
Michigan bench to its feet in
appreciation. Poynton scored
a meet-high 9.4 on probably
the most difficult of all events.
At this /point, both teams
held identical 71.35 scores. But
in the ring event, the tide turn-
ed toward the Maize and Blue.
The usual solid routine by Joe
Neuenswander plus strong show-
ings by Pierre Leclerc and Scott
Ponto gave the Wolverines the
edge, 36.00 to 35.95 for Indiana
"The tide turned after vault-
ing," Michigan coach Newt Lo-
ken said, when Michigan fell
behind 142.90 to 143.30.


USSR takes gold

By Reuter
The Soviet Union won the Olympic ice hockey
gold medal last night defeating Czechoslovakia's
courageous, influenza - weakened team in a su-
perb final battle.
The Russians came from behind with two goals
in the last five minutes to score a 4-3 victory
which gave them their fourth successive Olympic
CZECHOSLOVAKIA took the silver medal, but
won the roaring support of the crowd of 10,000
which packed the Olympic Stadium.
The Czechoslovaks took a 2-0 lead in the first

The Russians tied the score at 3-3 on a power
play with Alexander Yakushev sliding it under
the Czechoslovak goaltender from the corner of
the net.
THE WINNING goal came at 16:01 of the third
period with Valeri Harlamov netting a rebound.

West Germany beat the United States 4-1 in
their final Olympic ice hockey match to win the Michigan slipped further be-
bronze medal here today, hind after the parallel bar
"We ran into a hot goal tender and we couldn't event when Leclerc, Doug
beat him, althought we played probably our best Shokes, Harley Danner and
hockey of the tournament," American coach Bob Nigel Rothwell could only hit
Johnson said. for 34.95 points to 35.20 for
Ft _pr n . r.Indiana State. Leclerc slinned


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