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MARS DELIVERS GAME-WINNING GOAL
Michigan icers edge Badgers, 6-5
By MARK BOROWSKI was the play of Wolverine junior Jeff shuffling with his starting lineups. He pass from right win Ron Vincent pasta
The third-ranked Michigan icers sur- Mars, who scored the winning goal with put Mars on a line centering - Dennis sprawled Fricker. Fricker had entere
vived the intense play of the scrappy less than three minutes left in the May and Jeff Tessier to step up his the game less than one minute earlier
W isconsin Badgers last night on their game. team's checking. after his skate was repaired.
way to a 6-5 victory at Yost Ice Arena. MARS HASN'T seen much action this "We wanted a line that could check Michigan's power play then went to
The higest surprise of the contest year, but Coach Dan Farrell did some well. They played pretty well tonight ,.,k.whaniRndvA.. ,^

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and they did a lot of forechecking and
that's what we wanted. Mars scored the
winner, so it was a big night for him,"
Farrell said. This was the first time at
the line has been together since last
season when they played as a unit.
Michigan was forced to start number
two goalie Bob Sutton when Paul
Fricker's skate broke in the pre-game
warmup. The first five minutes of the
game looked very bleak for the
Wolverines, but Sutton consistently
made key saves to keep them in the
game.
THEN, AT 5:08, Blue defenseman
Tim Manning opened the scoring by
rifling a slapshot past Wisconsin goalie
Roy Schultz and it looked as though the
potent Michigan offense would start
taking control of the game. But a little
over a minute later, Wisconsin an-
swered back with a power play goal by
Livonia native Ron Griffin to tie the
score at one goal each.
Michigan continued to apply the
pressure around Schultz but it worked
to their disadvantage when Wisconsin
got a three-on-two breakaway. Todd
Lecy was left all alone and slapped a

wor wnen nanay neiler went ot for
elbowing. One minute later, the
nation's leading scorer, Murray Eaves,
smacked a Bruno Baseotto pass past
Schultz. Steve Richmond then scored
his first of two goals to end a wild first
period and give Michigan a 3-2 lead.
THE SECOND period was a complete
turnaround as both teams struggled to
control the puck and get any offense
going. Wisconsin capitalized on
Michigan's sloppy defensive play and
scored two goals. Fricker lost some of
his concentration and was struggling
through the entire period.
"He misjudged a few in the second
period but played well in the final
period," Farrell said.
Michigan, now 8-4-1 in league play,
traded goals with the Badgers within 16
seconds and that left the score tied at
five setting the stage for Mars' winning
goal.
Wisconsin returns to Yost tonight at
7:30 for the completion of the two-game
series with the second-place
Wolverines.

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, January 19, 1980--Page 7
M' Sports Shorts
Blue dominates net tourney
Four out of five Michigan players-Matt Horwitch, Michael Leach,
Jud Shaufler and Mark Mees-advanced last night to the quarterfinals in
the Penn Indoor Singles Championship, held at the Liberty Racquet Club.
Horwitch, the top seed, won both his matches convincingly, butLeach
(seeded second) had a close first set with Minnesota's Greg Wicklund. By
the final set, Leach was in gear and vosted a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Michigan's Jack Neinken lost to Iowa's best player, fourth-seeded Tom
Holtman, and will play at 1 p.m. today in the consolation round.
At 2:30 the four Wolverine quarterfinalists take to the court. Student
tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. -K.C. CHOTINER
Tankers top Purdue
The Michigan men's swimming team demolished the Purdue squad, 86-
19, in a meet held last night at Matt Mann Pool.
The Wolverines won 12 of 13 events. Purdue's Dan Ross took the Boiler-
makers only first place of the evening, winning the 100-yard freestyle in
.47.99.
The rest of the events belonged to the Michigan tankers, however. Bob
Murray's time of :20.66 in the 50-yard freestyle was good enough to win him
first place, as was the 400-yard medley squad's (Murray, Paul Griffith, Tom
Ernsting and Scott Crowder) 3:28.24.
Matmen chop down Sycamores
Even when it isn't close, wrestling can be a lot of fun when you're win-
ning and the Michigan grapplers seemed to be having a good time as they
breezed by Indiana State last night at Crisler, 27-12, raising their record to 5-
1-1.
Enjoyable as it was, the night was not without its controversy. Michigan
was plagued by stalling points, including a; call that cost Mark Pearson a
hard-fought bout.
Pearson led the 142-pound match by one point via riding time when he
and Sycamore entry Kurt Geib stepped off the mat, stopping the clock with
two seconds left. When play resumed, however, Pearson apparently stepped
backwards, and the referee called stalling, awarding two points to Geib as
time expired. Geib claimed the victory, 8-7.
Stalling aside, the Wolverines were impeccable. Tom Davids got the
Wolverines off to an impressive start with a 12-4 major decision and
Michigan never relented the lead.
Michigan battles Indiana at 7:30 tonight in Crisler.
-DAVE POMERANTZ
New grid aide on way?
Tim Davis, a three-year letter winner at middle guard for Michigan
from 1974-76, is headed back to his alma mater as an assistant coach, repor-
ted United Press International yesterday.
Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler could not confirm the appoin-
tment. He did say, however, that "we are talking to Tim Davis."
Davis has been an assistant at Miami (Ohio) University since
graduating from Michigan.

Simply Mars-velous!

v WISCONSIN'S TODD LECY scores over a falling Paul Fricker in the first
period of last night's 6-5 loss to the Wolverines at Yost Ice Arena. Looking
on is Dennis May (18), who assisted on Michigan's tying and winning goals.

FIRST PERIOD
Scoring-I. M-Manning (Eaves, Speers) 5:08;
1. W-Griffin (Vincent, Welch) 6:14; 2. W-T. Lecy
(Vincent, Johnson) 9:27; 2. M-Eaves (Baseotto,
Manning) 11:19; 3. M-Richmond (Milburn, Blum)
15:39.
Penalties-M--May (hooking) 5:42; W-Kaler
(elbowing) 10:37; W-S. Lecy (hooking) 12:37.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring-6.-W-Eithier (Campbell, Donor) 8:54;
7. M-Milburn (Lerg. Lund) 13:23; 8. W-Johnson
(Wallace) 14:09.
Penalties-M-Tessier (charging) 0:25;Mk
Speers (holding) 3:52; W-Vincent (cross-check-

ing) 5:29..
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring-9. W-Durocher (4:15); 10. M-Rich-
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring-9. W-Durocher 4:15; 10. M-Rich-
mond (Lundberg, May) 4:31; 11. M-Mars (Blum,
May) 17:08.
Penalties-W-bench (too many men on ice) 2:38;
M-Lundberg (roughing) 11:47; W-Campbell
(roughing) 11:47.
SAVES

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M-Fricker..............4
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II

BUCKS ARE NUMBER ONE: FRIEDER
Talen-rich OSU invades

Cagers' deliberate attack.. .
. a .different approach
By ALAN FANGER
CHAMPAIGN
Carl Rogers, a man to whom the science of psychology owes much
gratitude, has always stressed the element of change in an individual's per-
sonality. People, he says, perceive each event in a unique way, and form a
different behavior for each perception.
Now, while it may seem pretentious to apply complex psychological
theory to the world of college basketball, that jolly old professor has inciden-
tally created a linkage between his theory and the changing behavior of our
faltering Michigan cagers.
As a collective body, the Wolverines have approached and played each
of their five Big Ten contests differently. And, as we have readily seen in the
last week, their character is undergoing metamorphosis.
There was a time, not very long ago, when the Michigan basketball team
was one of consistent character. Its personality was shaped by a relentless
fast break which induced exhaustion, and eventually submission, in op-
posing teams. It even aroused the emotions' of the normally sedate Crisler
Arena loyalists.
Indeed, those were truly the glory days of Michigan basketball. I loved
to come to Ann Arbor and watch Joe Johnson, Rickey Green, and Wayman
Britt shift the Michigan offense into high gear.
Of course, this accelerated attack was made possible by strong reboun-
ders like John Robinson and Joel Thompson, men of seemingly limitless ver-
tical extension, who could wipe the glass clean (remember Thompson's
nickname: "Windex") and fire the outlet pass, thereby initiating the activity
which made basketball at Crisler a truly memorable experience.
Give usa (fast break'
But those fun-filled times have dissipated into faint remembrances, as
was painfully evident in Michigan's 80-69 defeat at the hands of Illinois here
Thursday night. The old spark has disappeared, only to be replaced by a
slower, more deliberate attack. It's one which punctures holes in fewer
defenses.
The Fighting Illini, who performed far better than their 2-3 record would
indicate, controlled the tempo from start to finish. Their offensive pace was
slow, as would be expected from a squad which might have problems
outrunning Jackie Gleason. Nonetheless, it was Illinois which combined
height, aggressiveness, and sharpshooting to,thwart one of those patented
Wolverine comebacks.
"We couldn't get any momentum going,
because they shot so well," explained Johnny
Orr after the game. "It's tough to keep your
momentum on the road.. . it's difficult for us to
get inside."
At least the Michigan coach has his finger on
the problem. A lack of height has contributed to
Michigan's rebounding woes in more ways than ?
one. Front line players, notably Paul Heuerman
and Thad Garner, have taken more than a lion's
share of punishment underneath the boards. It
wears them down tothe point where a deliberate
attack is the only means of avoiding total
exhaustion.
Against Minnesota the cagers encountered a
similar height disadvantage, but emerged with
positive results. The Gophers pursued the ball
with less intensity than their Illinois counterpar-
ts, and Michigan was finding more of the bucket Johnny Orr
(hitting on just 44.3 per cent of its shots Thur- ... changes strategy
sday). Unfortunately for Orr, the top five or six
teams in the conference have the depth necessary to regularly shuffle
players in and out of the lineup. This allows a team such as Illinois to draw
toward the ball like iron filings attract to a magnet.
While the fast break has temporarily vanished from the Wolverine at-
tack, the zone press has not. And it is this maneuver which breathed life into
these seemingly hopeless road encounters. Marty Bodnar has been the
catalyst, directing traffic and harassing opposing guards, even before the
ball is inbounded.
Rio' onnna-acio.,l *.1i,.n of. t +ha nac..a. 4e l., ii e+.in'nni,+ t ifMann

By DAVE JOHNSON
Having lost their last three conferen-
ce games and sinking quickly to the bot-
tom of the Big Ten standings, many
would expect the Wolverine cagers to
abandon ship. Especially with number
two-ranked Ohio State invading Crisler
Arena this afternoon at 3:30.
But according to assistant coach Bill
Frieder, Michigan has just begun to
fight.
THERE WON'T be changes in
coaching tactics. Nor will there be any
changes to the starting lineup. The
Wolverines just plan to play as hard as
they have over the last two weeks and
hope the ball bounces their way a few
times.
Damn the torpedos, full steam
ahead!
Despite its recent troubles, Frieder
Today's Michigan-Ohio State basket-
ball game is sold out,but WAAM (1600-
AM) will broadcast it starting at 3:30
p.m.
feels Michigan is playing as well as it
has in years.
"WE LOST TO great teams on their
own court," said Frieder in reference to
urecent Indiana, Purdue and Illinois
defeats. "One of the toughest things to
do is win on the road, especially in the
Big Ten."
And, in all fairness, the fact that
Michigan's last four opponents were
among the top-17 rated teams in the
country going into the season makes it
that much tougher.
"Fortunately, the next couple
weeks," said Frieder, "we're coming
into the part of the season where we
don't have to play above our heads to
win (Michigan State, Northwestern and
Wisconsin).
"I'M NOT saying that they're not
good," added Frieder, "but I don't
think they have a dominant center like
Purdue's Joe Barry Carroll."
But first things first. Ohio State is in
town and if the Wolverines look any fur-
ther up the road than their own Crisler
Arena this afternoon, another defeat
would be certain.
They're undoubtedly the number one
team in the country," said Frieder:
"Some teams are still undefeated but
Ohio State has lost only once despite
playing a much tougher schedule."
SUMMER CAMPS
The Ann Arbor "Y" is now accepting
applications for-staff positions at the
following camps:
Camp Al-Gon-Qulan: A resident
camp for boys and girls, located on
Burt Lake in northern Michiaan. Ji np
23-August 10. Senior staff positions,
ages 18 and above, available in fol-
lowing areas: horseback riding, sail-
ing, canoeing, trips, arts and crafts,
archery, woodworking, land sports,
swimming and waterskiing. Salary

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"WE'VE GOT a problem matching
up against them because of our
(smaller) size," said Frieder. "We're
gonna give up four to five inches a man.
"You just gotta appeal to the kids'
pride and come out and just play over
your heads and hope you play well J an 21-2
enough to beat 'em," added Frieder. Specia :.10am -6
Senior All-America guard candidate
Kelvin Ransey and junior center Herb
Williams head the list of Ohio State'sM-Pin Bow ng
four returning starters. Billiards: at V2 r(
THE 6-1 Ransey currently ranks sixthtthe
on the all-time OSU scoring list, and is a nion:OpE
sure bet to move into the number one
spot this year ahead of former OSU
great Jerry Lucas.----
Also back are last year's starting
junior forwards, 6-9 Jim Smith and 6-2
Carter Scott. But with the actluisition of
6-8 forward Clark Kellogg, everyone's
prep All-American last year, Scott has
been switched to the backcourt with
Ransey.
HEAD COACH Eldon Miller, in his
fourth year at Ohio State, concludes: 109 N. Main S1
"We have more talent and more ex- APPEARING TONIGHT:
perience than in any year sinceI have
been at Ohio State. Our veteran players BLUE FRO NT P
are more sound fundamentally and
have a better understanding of what we "Ann Arbor's original
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