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Page 10--Thursday, January 31, 1980-The Michigan Daily
BLUE TO FACE WISCONSIN:
Cagers try for 'won on the road

By ALAN FANGER'
It was Jackson Browne who so ar-
tfully captured life on "the road" when
he recorded the song, "Nothing But
Time." There was, Browne said,
nothing but time between his Silver
Eagle Bus and the New Jersey state
line.
Looking at the recent misfortune
which has befallen the Michigan
basketball team, there seems to be
nothing but overtime and heartache on
the rough Big Ten basketball road. The
Wolverines' have dropped all four of
their out-of-town conference contests,
including two games which languished
into what is becoming a customary
post-regulation ritual.
.AND IF Johnny Orr and his Blue
cagers can't bounce back with a win
against Wisconsin tonight in Madison
(8;35 p.m. EST), there may be nothing
but the Big Ten cellar in Michigan's
immediate future. A Northwestern (2-6,
Big Ten) win over Minnesota at home,
combined with a Michigan loss, would
leave both the Wildcats and Wolverines
in the conference basement. Michigan
State (3-6) could also join that
unheralded group by losing to first-
place Ohio State in East Lansing.
,As bad luck would have it, the
Badgers are coming off a stunning 72-71
upset of the sixth-rated Buckeyes in
Columbus. It was their first victory sin-
ce January 25, and ironically, that win
came against another conference
powerhouse, Indiana.
"'They're a much better team, a
much more talented team (than their
record indicates)," said Wolverine
coach Johnny Orr. "No one quite
figured out how they lost five straight
games."
bRR IS most impressed with Wiscon-

sin's rebounding power, which is the
league's most potent. He says the
Badgers are "strong boarders, huge up
front;" that means forwards Mike
McGee and Thad Garner and center
Paul Heuerman will once again have to
work around a significant handicap in
height.
While height predominates the
Wisconsin front line, quickness, in the
form of guards Wes Matthews and Ar-
nold Gaines, is the backcourt's forte.

MEANWHILE, THE Wolverines
have had the "good practices and good
attitude" which Orr desperately
desired after the heartbreaks of the
previous week.
"We weren't playing up to par again-
st Michigan State, then we came back
against Northwestern and played ex-
tremely well until we made some
critical mistakes at the end and in the
overtime there," said Orr.
"I was down, the team was down," he

rielich has been heard to complain that
Matthews and Gregory were running
plays which permitted only them to
shoot, but that issue has been laid to
rest in recent days.

Big challenge awaits
Michigan matmen
By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
- -Just imagine the w v-rine football team having to play Alabama,
Southern Cal, and Ohio State jf'ht in a row. Sound nightmarish? Of course
this will never happen, but the IMnChigan grapplers face a similar challenge
starting tonight when they square off against Iowa State, then continuning
tomorrow and Saturday when they iheet Iowa and Minnesota, respectively.
All three schools have impressive redentials, indeed. Iowa finished fir-
st in the NCAA tournament last year, and t1ey currently are rated number
one in the country. Iowa State took second in the NCAA and holds the number
two spot in the rankings this year. As if that 5 not enough, the grapplers
must also contend with Minnesota, who took sev~pth in the NCAA last year,
and are ranked in the top ten this year, also.
Despire this seemingly insurmountable road block, head coach Dale
Bahr remains optimistic about his squad's chances. "Wtwant our guys to go
out and wrestle as tough as they possibly can," said Bahi. "If they wrestle
tough and stick close to those guys, I think we're going to beatthem."
' There will be a few changes in the lineup when the matmeg hit the road.
Eric Klasson, a sophomore, beat senior Steve Bennett in two pm%.tice mat-
ches this week, so Klasson will represent the Blue in the heav' yy ght
division. Also, Mark Pearson will return to his spot at the 142-lb. level aft
being replaced briefly by Lou Milani.
Both coach Bahr and assistant coach Joe Wells will be experiencing a
homecoming of sorts when they travel west. Bahr is a three-time All-
American and NCAA champion from Iowa State. After ,his illustrious
wrestling career, he became the Cyclones' assistant coach for four years,
prior to coming to Michigan. Wells is a 1970 graduate of Iowa, where he let-
tered in wrestling three times.
Although all three matches promise to be tough, the team is neverthelss
looking forward to the trip, because, as Bahr says, "It's fun to go against the
best."

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MICHIGAN
Mike McGee .....
Thad Garner .....
Paul.Heuerman ..
Marty Bodnar ....
Mark Lozier ......

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WISCONSIN
.. Claude Gregory
.... Joe Chrnelich
...... Larry Petty
.... Wes Mathews
.... Dan Hastings

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NBC's basketball announcing team of
Dick Enberg, Billy Packer, and Al
McGuire went so far as to call Mat-
thews "the most exciting basketball
player in the nation." Matthews is
currently third among Big Ten scorers
with a 20.4 points per game average.
Matthews has received plenty of
scoring assistance from forward
Claude Gregory, who is averaging 18.9
points per conference contest, as well
as 8.6 rebounds. Another forward, Joe
Chrnelich, as averaging nearly 11 poin-
ts a game.

continued. "But I think we're going to
give a great performance from here on
out. I don't know how many games we'll
win, but we'll be battling to the end."
WOLVERINE TALES: McGee, with
a pair of 30-point games against MSU
and Northwestern, vaulted into the con-
ference scoring lead with a 22.5
average. . . Embarrassing Statistics
Department - The Wolverines are nin-
th ih team shooting percentage (.461),
eighth in free throw percentage (.710),
and last in field goal defense (opponen-
ts average .542 against them) . . . Chr-
Big 10 Standings

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Conference

1.
2.

Ohio State
Indiana
Minnesota
Purdue

5. Iowa
Illinois
7. MICHIGAN
Wisconsin
MichiganSt.
10. N'western

W
6
5
5
5
4
4
3
3
3
2

L Pct.
2 . .750
3 .625
3 .625
3 .625
4 .500
4 .500
5 .375
5 .375
5 .375
6 .250

Overall
W L
14 3
12 5
12 5
12 5
13 4
14 6
10 7
11 8
9 8
7 10

Pct.
.824
.706
.706
.706
.765
.700
.588
.579
.529
.412

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PHILADELPHIA (UPI)-Julius
Erving scored a game-high 27 points
last night to lead the Philadelphia 76ers
to a 121-108 victory over the Detroit
Pistons and snap a three-game losing
streak.
Philadelphia scored 7 straight points
late in the first period to break a 22-22
tie and never relinquished the lead.
Detroit stayed closed until the 76ers
ran off 13 third-quarter points, 6 by
Maurice Cheeks, to take an 81-62 advan-
tage with 4:47 left. Philadelphia's
pressure defense forced Detroit to,
commit nearly 40 turnovers.
Steve Mix added 22 points for
Philadelphia and Henry Bibby had 18.
Leon Douglas topped the Pistons with
22 and rookies Greg Kelser added 20.
McGee honored
Michigan forward Mike McGee
produced the Big Ten's two top scoring
efforts of the year this past week in the
Wolverines' two overtime defeats to
Michigan State and Northwestern.
For his back-to-back, 30-point games,
the 6-5 junior from Omaha, Nebraska,
was selected as the Big Ten's Player of
the Week. McGee hit on 13 field goals
and four free throws in both games and
with his 60 point production, moved into
first place in the league scoring race
with a 22.5 average. McGee's efforts
narrowly edged out Northwestern for-
ward Mike Campbell who hit on 17 of 21
field goals in two games and finished
with 39 points for the week. Also
receiving honorable mention were Pur-
due's Keith Edmundson, Ohio State's
Kelvin Ransey, Illinois' Eddie Johnson
and Iowa's Kenny Arnold.
McGinnis to Indiana?
DENVER (AP)-Denver Nuggets
forward George McGinnis may be on
his way back home.
McGinnis, a native of Indianapolis
who later played at Indiana University
and for four seasons with the Indiana
Pacers, reportedly has been traded to
the Pacers, pending McGinnis' ap-
proval of the deal.
The Rocky Mountain News reported
yesterday that the Nuggets are expec-
ted to receive forward Alex English and
a No. 1 draft choice this year in ex-
change for McGinnis.
The no-trade clause in McGinnis' con-
tract apparently is the only hitch in the
deal.
Coach Donnie Walsh said Saturday
night that McGinnis had given his ap-
proval to a trade, but the News said
McGinnis now apparently wants a
financial inducement to agree to the
deal. Those talks involve McGinnis and
the Pacers, not Denver, according to
Nuggets General Manager Carl Scheer.
Prior to Tuesday night's game here
against Kansas City, Scheer released a

statement indicating that a trade for
McGinnis was "near completion except
for the condition in George's contract
concerning his approval of the trade."
McGinnis was expected to miss his
third straight game last night when the
Nuggets played at Phoenix.
Walsh said he didn't expect to have
McGinnis back in a Denver uniform
unless a deal cannot be completed
through the All-Star break this
weekend.
Indiana sent its own No. 1 choice in the
1980 draft to Philadelphia prior to the
1977 season for Mel Bennett, but the
Pacers have Boston's first selection via
the Earl Tatum trade in July 1978.
Toronto 6, Detroit 4
TORONTO (UPI)-Pat Hickey
scored a pair of first-period goals and
added an assist last night to power the
Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-4 decision
over the Detroit Red Wings.
Hickey opened the scoring at 10:18 of
the first period as he worked a 2-on-1
with Darryl Sittler before beating
goalie Jim Rutherford with ab20-foot
drive. Borje Salming scored his 12th
goal of the season 57 seconds later on a
blueline drive.
- Hickey collected his eighth goal in
seven games at 16:01 after he broke
behind the Red Wing defense and
scored on a shot that trickled over the
goal line after -a partial stop by the
Detroit goalie.
Toronto took a commanding 5-0 lead
after 40 minutes of play as Dave
Williams scored his 20th of the season
at 3:37 of the middle period with a low
wrist shot to the left corner.
Hickey and Wilf Paiement
collaborated on Sittler's 19th goal of the
year at 6:08 of the second period.
Detroit's Dale McCourt ruined Toron-
to goalie Paul Harrison's shutout bid
and spearheaded a four-goal Detroit
barrage at 2:49 of the third period after
he back-handed a rebound under the
crossbar for his 20th goal of the season.
McCourt added his 52nd point at 10:52
of the third with his assist on a goal by
John Ogrodnick. Jerry Butler scored an
unasisted goal at 11:44 for the Leafs but
Detroit winger Mike Foligno scored
twice at 13:57 and on a penalty shot at
14:09.
Texas alternative
DALLAS (AP)-The mayors of
Dallas and Fort Worth have offered to
co-host an alternative Olympics this
summer should the United States and
other nations decide against competing
in Moscow.
The offer was extended to the U.S.
Olympic Committee after the mayors
discussed the idea Tuesday.
Dallas Mayor Robert Folsom and
Fort Worth Mayor Woodie Woods said

they decided to make the offer after
they had "agreed to be supportive" of
an American boycott of the 1980 Olym-
pics scheduled to be held in the Soviet
Union.
Congress has gone on record against
U.S. participation in the Moscow Olym-
pies while Russian troops occupy
Afghanistan, and a House subcommitO.
tee said it is ready to explore other for-
ms of competition for American
athletes.
"Essentially, what I told them (the
Olympic committee) in the telegram is
that we would like for Dallas-Fort Wor-
th.to be given consideration, that we
have numerous facilities in our two
cities that would enable us to handle the
summer athletic events," Folsom said.
Included in the facilities, Folsomz
said, are the Cotton Bowl and Reunion?
Arena in Dallasa, Amon Carter Field in
Fort Worth, "seven or eight area
colleges, numerous junior colleges, the
swimming facilities at Southern
Methodist University and Loos
Fieldhouse, the Fort bVorth Convention
Center, and public schools facilities in
both cities."
UofD 68, EMU 63 Davi
DETROIT (UPI)-Jerry Davis
scored 22 points and Earl Cureton sank
crucial overtime baskets last night to
overcome Eastern Michigan's second
half surge and give the University of
Detroit a 68-63 non-conference basket-
ball victory.
After leading by 12 at halftime, 36-24,
and stretching the margin to as many
as 14 points early in the second half,
Detroit watched the lead evaporate as
Eastern outscored the Titans 16-2 too
knot the score at 42-42.
The Hurons, now 10-9, took a 58-52 ad-
vantage with 4:34 left in regulation
time. But the Titans, now 8-9, came.
back with six unanswered points to tie
the game, 58-58.
In the overtime, Cureton, who hd 18
points to lead Detroit, made two free
throws and hooked in the basket that
proved to be the winner.

SCORES
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Nebraska 59, Oklahoma 58
Maryland 63, Virginia 61
Syracuse 93, Temple 77
W. Michigan 62, Ball St. 60
Drew 80, N.Y. Polytechnic 49
Kentucky 64,Auburn 62
LSU 83, vanderbilt 81
Miami 83, Central Michigan 73
Detroit 68, Eastern Michigan 63
Kansas State 66, Missouri 64

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