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Page Eight


Saturday, January 10, 19-76


First of all, there aren't any
tickets left. The last one was
sold over a month ago.
So all 13,609 seats in Crisler
Arena will be filled today for
the battle royal between Mich-
igan and Indiana. At stake:
First place in the Big Ten, In-
diana's undefeated record and
number one ranking . . . and a
lot of pride.
The last time Crisler sold out
was-naturally-last year's In-
Today's Michigan - Indiana
basketball game will be
broadcast over radio stations
(1600), WPAG-FM (107), and
WRCN (650 AM, sound only
on cable channel I.)
diana game. The Hoosiers whip-
ped the Wolverines 90-76 in that
game and 74-48 a month later in
The Hoosiers were then on
their way to an undefeated
regular season, winning 31
times before Kentucky upset
them by two points in the fi-
nals of the Mideast Regional.
They're back at it again this
season, atop both polls and un-
beaten t h r o u g h 11 games.
They're back with four of last
year's starters, a 6-7 "guard"
who jumps center and a great



time before falling, and just
last Saturday Ohio State's
tough zone defense allowed a
mere 65-64 win.
But still, they haven't lost a
Big Ten game in two years.
The Hoosiers are bigger and
stronger than Johnny Orr's Wol-
verines, and four of the starters
are seniors who know how to
win under the toughest circum-
Indiana's patient, precise of-
fense has scored 84 points a
game, while their notoriously
physical defense allows only 64
a game. Even casual fans know
the lineup:
-Leading scorer and rebound-
er Scott May (24 ppg) and ag-
gressive board-crasher Tom Ab-
ernethy at the forwards;
-Team leader Quinn Buckner
(10 ppg) and 6-7 defensive nui-
sance Bob Wilkerson at the
-And 6-11 Kent Benson (16.1
ppg), perhaps Michigan's big-
gest worry, at center.
Put them on the same court
and they play together on of-
fense and defense like few

players may be worn out.
More importantly, Michigan
had only yesterday to prepare
for the Hoosiers, since the Wol-
verines had a game Thursday
at Wisconsin.
So what will it take for
Michigan to upset Indiana this
year? Above all, according to
Orr, Michigan will have to
play its best game of the year.
More specifically, he wants to
give the Hoosiers a taste of the
Wolverines' s p e e d and fast
"If you can get them running
and shooting, you'll be better
aft as a rule," said Orr. "We'll
have to get them running, and
spread them out a little bit."-
Indiana will try to stop just
des "Our biggest concern is to
ge. maintain some kind of control
est over the game," says the
, a Hoosiers' coach Bobby Knight.

Kent Benson

Scott May

coach who can't stand losing.
But lose they might, some
say. Especially this year, espe-
cially against Michigan and es-
pecially in Ann Arbor.
"Indiana is going to have a
lot of trouble against a quick
opponent like Michigan, espe-
cially in front of their crowd at
Ann Arbor," says Northwestern
coach Tex Winter, who has lost
to both teams in the last week.I
Indiana has had a few close
calls this season. Miserable
shooting let Notre Dame come
within three, 63-60. Kentucky
sent the Hoosiers into over-

But then, Michigan has a f
things going for it today besi
the h o m e court advanta
Namely, one of the quick
starting fives in the country

MINNESOTA-DULUTH'S Dave Longevin (right) manages to keep Michigan's Dave DeBol on
the wall and off the puck in action last night at Yost Ice Arena. Duluth led all the way until
the final period, when Michigan outscored them, 4-0, and won the contest, 8-6.

cers com e bck in wild one

A four goal outburst in the ,
final period allowed the Michi-
gan hockey team to escape '
with an 8-6 victory over Min-'
nesota-Duluth last night at Yost
Ice Arena. The battling visitors
outplayed the Blue icers for
two periods, leading 6-4 at the
end of the second period.,
Yet it wasn't enough as the
Michigan defense regrouped af-
Milwasukee 102, Detroit 9S
Boston 118, Washington 113
Chicago 107, Buffalo 100
Philadelphia 109, Los Angeles 106
California 5, Washington@0
Atlanta 1, Chicago 1
Minnesota 6. Notre Dame 3r
College Basketball
Soton Hall 79, Hawaii 75
Princeton 62, Harvard 57
Duke 91, Georgia Tech 71

ter its lethargic play, and thirdi
period goals by Angie Moretto,
Gary Morrison, Dave Debol and
Kris Manery gave the Wolver-
ines the win.
Most of the 3,757 spectators
looked on in shock for two per-
iods, not believing that the
Michigan team was the same
one that took the ice against the
powerful Czechoslovakian Na-,
tionals last Tuesday night.
THE GODS smiled down on
Michigan last night, leaving
Coach Dan Farrell and his
charges breathing with a sigh
of relief. Bulldog coach Gus
Hendrickson, still in a state of
shock following the final period
onslaught, could only mutter in
disbelief: "We had them on the
hook and we let them off. I.
don't know how it happened."
For two periods, it was all
Minnesota - Duluth. The Bull-'
dogs came out hustling and
forechecking w i t h restless
abandon. Michigan goalie Rick

Sports of the D 1
Tumblers take off
The Michigan gymnastics team will get a taste of their Big
Ten competition for the upcoming season, as they participate
in the Big Ten Invitational at Columbus, Ohio today.}
The meet, in which no team points will be scored, features
only three other Big Ten gymnastic squads, Indiana, Ohio Statek
and Michigan State.
"I'm anxiously looking forward to the invitational," said
Michigan coach Newt Loken. "It'll give us an opportunity toI
see what shape we're in. The team is real enthusiastic."
Except for high bar specialist Bob Creek, who is nursing
an ankle fracture, and Harley Danner, who is sidelined with a
knee injury, the entire Michigan squad is healthy for the first
time in two seasons.
Competing in the all-around will be freshman Nigel Rothwell,
Pierre Leclerc, Richard Bigras and Bob Darden.
Giants step to Toronto
The San Francisco Giants have been sold for $13.25 million
and will be moved to Toronto for the 1976 season pending
approval of nine of the other 11 National League teams, the
Giants announced yesterday.
Charles Rupert, oxecutive vice president and secretary-j
treasurer of the Giants, said that directors of the NationalI
Exhibition Company had agreed to sell the baseball franscise
to Labatt's Brewery of Toronto.
Giants' President Horce Stoneham was not available for
comment, but Rupert said the Giants would seek approval of the
sale at the major league meetings in Phoenix next Wednesday.
National League President Chub Feeney said he would have
no comment on the sale until the meetings.

Palmer, substituting for the;
sick Robbie Moore, faced a fur-
ious onslaught for two periods
as the visitors peppered the1
net with 36 shots.
The sophomore from Grosse1
Pointe had his shaky moments,
letting in six goals, but as Far-
rell readily admitted, "He
didn't have much help."
. Minnesota-Duluth tallied first
when, in the opening stanza, de-
fenseman Dave Langevin shot
a blistering slapshot, from the
left point which Palmer kicked
out. Palmer, however, was left
on his knees as the puck bounc-
ed out to the Bulldogs John
Rothstein, who flinped it over
the sprawled netminder at 6:28.
MICHIGAN quickly retaliat-
ed with a Bill Thayer wrist
shot from in front of the net
which eluded Bulldog goalie
Rick Heinz. Freshman Dan
Cormier picked up the assist
with a pinnoint pass that found
Thaver waiting with oven arms.
Desnite its inept play, Mich-
igan found itself with a brief;
2-1 lead when, at 13:07 of the
first period, Kris Manery drill-
ed home a slanshot from the
left side that found its way just
inside the outer nole for a
power nlav goal. Greg Natale
and Rob Palmer assisted on theE
Michigan had a chance to
Widen its lead when Dan Hoene
fond himself with a break-
'way, only to be hooked by
Ninnesota's Curt Gils. The
Blldoes pennlty killing team
ka' relentless nnd, al n with
Hain7, sh'intpd the WOlIerines.
The tenacious 'Milldozs tied
t1 game at 17:33 when Tom
Milani, an ever present, figure
on the ice last night, set un
teammate Mike Newton with a
cr;*e: 1. D-Rothct-,n (Hpn- c
drickson, Langevin) 6:28; 2. M-
Thaver (Cormier) 6:48; 3. M-Man-
ery (Natalem, R. Palmer) 13:07; 4.
D-Newton (Milani, Hendrickson)
17:33; 5. D-Langevin (Milani, New-
ton) 17:53.
Penalties: 1. M-Morrison (ei-
bowinf;) 9:54; 2. D-Langevin (in-
terference) 11:05; 3. M-Morrison
(high-stick 15:39; 4. M-Morrison
(roughing) 15:39; 5. D-Giles (hook-I
ing) 17:21.
scoring: 1. D--Milani (unassist-
ed) 1:27; 2. D-Henderson (Egan)
10:45; 3. M-Moretto (Morrison)
11:48; 4. D-Milani (Rod Jones)

duck in front of the net.
Newton quickly deked Pal-
mer and the game was tied
until 20 seconds later, when
Langevin found the range
thanks to some good passing by
Milani and Newton to make it
3-2 for the visitors.
MILANI opened the second
period with a bang when he
stole the puck in the Michi-
gan zone, skated to his left and
flipped it over Palmer at the
Gals glide
The wvomen's swimming
team raised its record to 3-0,
defeating previously unbeat-
en Bowing Green University,
74-57. Kathy Knox emerged a
triple winner in the 100, 200,
and 500 freestyle. Laura
Adams and Sue Gottlieb also
paced the Wolverine victory.

periods of action.c
The third period arrived andE
with it came a different game.
Michigan suddenly began to
forecheck and hound the visitors!
all over the ice. Kris Manery,
the first star of the game, was
the catalyst, constantly putting
pressure on the now weary
THE TIDE turned early
when, at 1:10 of the final per-
iod, Milani was sent off the
ice for tripping. Twenty sec-I
onds later it was a 6-5 game '
when Angie Moretto took a pass
in the slot from Debol and put
it home. Kip Maurer also as-
sisted on the power play goal.

Quinn Buckner

Michigan State
Ohio State



Tankers victorious;
win Big Ten opener

1:29 mark. Minnesota-Duluth
opened up a three goal bulge at
10:45 when a Keith Hendrick-
son slapshot slid through goalie
Palmer's legs.
Angie Moretto gave new life
to the almost dead Wolverines'
when he made a beautiful re-
bound goal off a shot by team
mate Gary Morrison at 11:48F
to narrow the gap to 5-3. The
omninotent Milani tapped in a
shot in a goalmoith scramblet
over the inert Rick Palmer. I
One of the brightest moments
for the partisan fans came at
14:54 when a crisp centering l
nass from Dave Debol, who
never seems to have a bad;
game, fond a gleeful Rob PaI-
mer all alone from 15 feet on
the right wing. Palmer blazed
the nick into the barren net,
le.N'ine the Blue with a two-'
goal deficit at the end of two


MADISON-The Michigan men's swim team came through
in a high-pressure meet in Madison to knock off the Badgers last
night, 68-55. Excellent performances from Alan McClatchey,
Gordon Downie, Joe Bauer, and Tom Szuba bolstered the Michi-
gan attack. Diver Don Craine also contributed immensely to the
Wolverine total.
Bauer was somewhat of a pleasant surprise to coach Gus
Stager, as the junior from Ann Arbor finished third in the 200-
yard freestyle with a time of 1:43.8 and first in the 100-yard
freestyle with a 47.6 clocking.
Downie had quite a chore set up for him last night, since
he was entered in the 1000-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle,
and the 100-yard freestyle.
The junior from Williamsville, New York, performed his task
exceptionally well by finishing second in the 1000-yard freestyle
at 9:44.2, first in the 200-yard freestyle with a 140.7 clocking (an
automatic acceptance into the NCAA championships), and fin-
ally, a second-plade finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a 47.7.
McClatchey was another main cog in the victory. The junior
from Perth, Scotland, finished first in the 1000-yard freestyle at
9:43.9, second in the 200-yard butterfly two seconds behind top
Wisconsin swimmer Brad Horner's 1:50.6, and first in the 500-
yard freestyle at 4:40.6.
Senior Tom Szuba had two outstanding showings. le
finished first in both the 200-yard individual medley and the
200-yard backstroke, with times of 1:54.4 and 1:54.7. The
backstroke time was a new Michigan record, breaking the
old 156.3.
Senior diver Don Craine finished first on both the one and
three meter boards. He had 305.265 points on the lower board
and 317.62 points on the higher board.
Freshman diver Matt Chelich, competing in his first Big
Ten meet, finished third on the one meter board less than one
point behind Wisconsin's Gil Cyr.
Diving coach Dick Kimball commented on Chelich, "I was
very pleased with Matt, because it was a pressurized meet. He
did very well on the one-meter board."

deep bench and a good attitude "We would not like to get into
bolstered recently by three a running contest with them.
straight conference victories. "It's pretty much the same
"I think we have a good thing we always look for-es-
chance to beat them," said cap- tablishing a game in which we
tain Wayman Britt. "We've been can do the things we do best,"
working hard, and we're a good Knight said.
team-one of the best in the Michigan guard Steve Grote
country. If we p 1 a y hard also sees a battle of game plans.
enough, we can beat them. In- "I don't care who we play or
diana can be beaten." what they're ranked. We'll play
Michigan, w i t h newcomers the same game we always
Phil Hubbard at center and play," Grote said. "They'll have
Rickey Green at guard, have to stop us. We'll go out there
amazed coaches everywhere it and play the same game that's
plays, with a great fast break given us 20-point victories in
and quickness that's been hard1 the last two games."
to stop. Where is Indiana weak?
Only nationally-ranked Ten-'pehsintsosdeho-
nessee and Nevada-Las Vegas Cing.erharpshnts utsieshoot
heat Michigan, and those were Green and John Laskowski
road games for the Maize and graduated, putting the burden
Blue. of outside work on May.
A fatiguing schedule may
work -gainst the Wolverines. None of the other starters are
Today's game is Michigan's great threats beyond 15 feet,
fourth in eight days, and the which may have been why the
coaches are worried that the Ohio State z o n e gave the
Hoosiers trouble.
nce All Games Where is Michigan weak? A
Pet. WV L Pct.; lack of muscle may let the
1.000 9 2 .818 11osiers push Michigan around,
1.000 91 2 1.0001 'nd foul trouble has haunted the
1.000 11 0 1000 IWolverines all season.
1.000 6 4 .600 Indeed, a sky-high Michigan
.667 . 8 3 .727 teanm may be a bit over-zealous
.500 9 2 .818 trying to jam up Indiana's of-
.333 9 2 .818 ftnse. Fouls could especially
.333 6 6 .500 hurt in the pivot, where fresh-
.333 5 5 .500 man Hubbard is up against All-
.000 7 4 .636 American Benson.
.000 4 6 .400 Michigan is atop the Big
Ten with a 3-0 record, 9-2
Today's Gamnesoverall. Its home record in
two-plus seasons is 31-1.
Indiana at MICHIGAN I Indiana has won 45 of its last
Ohio State at Michigan State ?o games. It stands second in
Iowa at Minnesota the Big Ten with a 2-0 record,
Wisconsin at Purdue 11-0 overall.
Northwestern at Illinois No wonder it's sold out.

(32) Wayman Britt (6-2) F

(42) Scott May (6-7)

(45) John Robinson (6-6) F (33) T. Abernathy (6-7)
(35) Phil Hubbard (6-7) C (54) Kent Benson (6-11)

(30) Steve Grote (6-2)

G (20) Bob Wilkerson (6-7)

(24) Rickey Green (6-2) G (21) Quinn Buckner (6-3)

de losers

13:47; 5. M-Rob Palmer (DeBol)
Penalties: 1. D-Milani (charg-
ing) 5:00. 2. M-Bench (too many
men) 7:15.
Scoring: 1. M-Moretto (DeBol,
Maurer) 1:30 PP; 2. M-Morrison
(Moretto, Kawa) 9:55; 3. M-DeBol
(Hughes, Miller) 14:10; 4. M-Man-
ery (Rob Palmer, D. Lindskog)i
Penalties: 1. D-Milani (tripping)
1:10: 2. M-Hughes (high-stick)

Palmer (M)
Heinz (D)

12 3 T
20 10 13 43
11 11 19 41
Attendance, 3,757 '



Johnson joins Tigers

Mixed matmen

The Detroit Tigers announced yesterday that Alex Johnson, By RICK BONINO
the 1970 American League batting champion, has signed with A revamped Michigan wrest-
the team for the coming season. ling team travels to North-
The 33-year-old brother of former Michigan football star western today to face a rebuilt
Ron Johnson was signed as a free agent after being released Wildcat squad, thus beginning
by the New York Yankees in September. a long two months of Big Ten
Johnson, who was Willie Horton's high school teammate at competition.
Detroit Northwestern, has a career batting average of .290. The Wolverine grapplers will
Last year, playing mostly as a designated hitter for he be handicapped by the absence
Yankees, Johnson hit .261 in 52 games. of freshman 126-pounder Amos
Ap Goodlow, suspended for this

Rick Emerson at 158 and heavy-
weight Steve Schuster.
Some new old faces also re-
turn to the Michigan lineup.
Rick Lubell (3-0) and Karl
Briggs (4-1-1), both sidelined'
recently with injuries, are back
to bolster the Blue contingent,
now 5-2 in dual meet action.
THE WILDCATS, picked to:

meet Wildcats
Northwestern's prize returnee famous names, Johannesen isn't
is Pete Dombrowski, fourth in taking them lightly.
the Big Ten at 150 last season. "Northwestern always gives
Dombrowski could give Michi- us a good meet for some rea-
gan freshman Mark Churella son," Johannesen said. Michigan
(6-1) a rough time unless the downed the Wildcats 26-8 in a
Wildcats decide to use Dom-'( dual meet last season.
browski at 158.
Churella defeated Dombrow- THE WOLVERINES will again
ski, 5-2, during the holiday Mid- leave some ailing comrades at
land'' tnornament at Northwet home. Heavyweight Mitch Mar-

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