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Tuesday, February 17, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine'

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By TOM CAMERON .4
An unspirited Michigan bas-
ketball team slumbered to their )O
tenth straight victory over East-
ern Michigan last night, 94-76, in a
front of a small crowd of 5,867 P0 ri
at Crisler Arena.H T
"We played just like the NIGHT EITOR.
crowd, head coach Johnny TOM DURANCEAU
Orr said, referring to the scat-
tered and relatively unenthu!
siastic spectators. Eastern when you know they
Michigan led by only two: have lost so many games."
points midway in the first half,,
but then reeled off four straight We tried everything I
baskets to take a ten point lead could think of to motivate
which they carried into the them (hisplayersY," Orr said,
locker room when the half "but it was to no avail. I
ended. don't think they heard me."
"I've been in this business
In the second half the Wol- long enough to know that it is
verines slowly pulled to a 19 harder to nr fnr-

The lack of fans braving the
rainy weather added insult to:
the game. "Everyone told me
that Eastern would draw for
us," Orr said.
However, by not playing a
conference game last night, the
Wolverines took a stronger hold
on second place as Purdue lost
to Indiana. Michigan now holds
a two game advantage over
Purdue and Michigan State with
only five conference games re-
maining.

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point lead but a determined
Eastern team came back with
12 straight points to reduce
that lead to only six in a five
minute span.
Michigan's Rickey Green took
control of the next five minutes

tiuuvwp, cpa c r a game
like this than it is to prepare
for Indiana."
This was the first time that
Orr had to play a non-confer-
ence game in the middle of a
season and the nine-year coach
was obviously not happy about

.

IPF,

-TONIGHT-
HAPPY HOUR

though, and scored 14 points of it.
his own to put Michigan up by "There was nothing for us to
14 and the game was virtually gain in a game like this," he
I over as only 80 seconds re- said. "In, December' it is a dif-
mained. I ferent thing-teams don't have
Green took scoring honors for any records yet."
the game with 25 points-the
eighth straight:.ime he has led IcHIGAN
the team in the scoring column. Bt'-0- 4 F Pts
Phil Hubbard added 24, John Robinson 7-15 2-4 12 3 16
Robinson scored 16, and Dave Hubbard 12-19 0-4 13 4 24
Baxter hit for a career high 14 Green t8-17 9-10 4 0 25
Grote 2-4. 0-1 1 5 4,
points. Bob Riddle: led the Baxter 51 4-4 5 1 14
Huirons with 18. Hardy 2-3 0-0 0 0 4
"No one was up for the Bergen 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
game," said Green. "It's really atmsonsonf o-o o-o i0 0 3
hard to get up for a team like Team 4
TOTALS 39-80 16-25 48 16 94

AP Photo
Pfffffft !-
Indiana's super sub Mert Nurd expresses his intelligence to Coach Bobby Knight after Knight
yanked him out of the game for assaulting the cheerleaders during a game with Alaska.
Tech. "Rip my jersey but not my straw hat," Nurd reportedly yelled to Knight after the
incident.

A c il
S. . .A comical coachj
By ANDY GLAZER
ANN ARBOR (XYZ) - The Michigan Wolverines rallied from
a ten point halftime lead and went on not to lose to the East-
ern Michigan Hurons, 94-76, before 7,742 empty seats at Crisler
Arena last night.
ANN ARBOR (XYZ) - The Michigan Wolverines moved to
a ten point halftime lead, held off a surprising rally by East-
ern Michigan and went on to defeat the Hurons 94-76 before 5,8671
rain-braving fans at Crisler Arena last night.
Like they say, there are two ways of looking at every-
thing. While last night's basketball mismatch may not have.
.been an aartistte snessa sme interestin A oservatinsu can

IU escapes
Purdue upset

EASTERN MICHIGAN'
FG FT R F Pts
Jones 6-12 4-8 7 1 16+
Riddle 8-14 1-1 7 5 17
Reynolds 2-4 0-0 2' 3 4
Hoff 2-5 0-0 2 3 4
Weaver 8-12 0-1 2 4 16,
Brooks 3-3 0-0 0 0 6
Schubert 3-3 1-2 2 2 7
Person 2-3 0-0 0 3 4
W~alden 1-21 0-2 1 1 2
Bradley 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Aash 0-1 0-0 0 0 0
Harris 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Team 8
TOTALS 35-59 6-14 34 22 76
SCORE BY PERIODS
MICHIGAN 38 56 94
Eastern Michigan 28 48 76
Attendance; 5867

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WEST LAFAYETT'E, Ind.-
Top - ranked Indiana rallied
from an 11-point deficit in the
first half Monday night and, led,
by All-American Scott May'sI
25 points, edged Purdue 74-71 in
Big Ten basketball action.
May, a 6 foot 7 forward, had'
just six points' in the first peri-
od as Indiana's starters got
into early foul trouble against
Purdue's fired up attack.
But the Hoosiers, now 22-0,
battled back from a 27-16 defi-
cit with four reserves in the
lineup and pulled within -two.
point late in the first half.

Bu cke yes ,f(a11
C H A M P A I G N, Ill. -
Rich Adams drilled in 29 points
to lead Illinois to a 91-73 vic-
tory Monday night over Ohio
State in a Big Ten basketball
contest. The score was tied at
16 all early in the first half
when the Fighting Illini got
rolling and ran it out to 28-18.
They stayed in control the rest
of thegway, piling uo a 48-37 ad-
vantage at the half.
The match left Illinois 7-7 in
conference play and 14-9 over-
all, Ohio State. fell to 2-11 in the
Big Ten and 6-15 on the year.

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vGtilLCfl* tO VD ~lt an mde.INDIANA'S STARTERS were
b. .back in at the beginning of the
*.There is just so much that a coach can do for his players. second half and the Hoosiers
The Wolverines' zone press, which nearly beat Indiana and de- led by May and Tom Aber-
molished Michigan State, was almost totally ineffective against a nethy, outscored the Boilermak.
comparatively inept EMU team. ers 10-2 to take the lead for
"When you don't move the press does nothing," said a be- good.
calmed Michigan coach Johnny Orr. "You can't just stand there The Hoosiers, 13-0 in the Big
and hope that they fumble the ball. We tried everything to mo- Ten, widened their, lead to 10,
tivate them, but I don't think they heard me." points before Eugene Parker
t The NCAA's ideas of how to make money needs some re- and Walter Jordan' sparked a
working. Last night's game was not on the original Michigan late Boilermaker rally that
basketball schedule; it was added because the NCAA decided to closed the gap to one point
allow its member schools one additional game for revenue pur- with four seconds remaining.
poses. With the sparsecrowd, the Michigan Athletic Department TWO FREE throws by May
just about broke even on the game. two seconds later gave Indiana
"Everyone told me, 'Eastern's gonna draw, Eastern's gonna the victory.
draw,"' said Orr. "Well, next time I'm not going to listen." Purdue, topped by Parker's
" Johnny Orr is one of the most realistic - and funny - 23 points and Jordan's 14, fell
coaches to be found anywhere. Witness some of his post-game to 8-5 in the league and 13-9
remarks: over-all.
"There was nothing for us to gain by playing this game.
If you can think of something, tell me, but I can't."
(To the assembled reporters) "I want to thank you all for
coming tonight I'm surprised to see any of you here on a night
like this. Is there anyone here not from Ypsi or Ann Arbor?
Really? Well, hell, nice to see ya."
(Commenting on a Walt Jones dunk that was allowed by
the referees in the first half). "I don't know how you can have
three Big Ten officials and not see a dunk. But I guess when
you have a game like that you can't expect the officials to be FEATL
up for it either."
The Wolverines return to the real world on Saturday, when
the third place Purdue Boilermakers come to town. There will BKA IN !
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{SCORES
College Basketball
MICHIGAN 94, EMU 76
Illinois 91, Ohio State 73
Indiana 74, Purdue 71
Minnesota 98, Wisconsin 74
Notre Dame 92, Butler 79
Marquette 75, Tulane 63
Auburn 73, Tennessee 72
Baylor won the 1974 South-
west Conference football cham-
pionship, its first since 1924.
Jockey Mike Venezia rode his
first winner on March 19, 1964,
a filly named Julia Bellerina.
Pitchers on the St. Louis Car-
dinal roster show a major
league record of 87 wins and 74
losses for 1974 activity.

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