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McGEE LEADS OFFENSE AND DEFENSE

Blue whips Wildcats in

By SCOTT M. LEWIS
* One streak is over. Hopefully for
Michigan, a different type of streak is
in the works. '
The Wolverine basketball team,
which had played four consecutive
overtime games during the past two
weeks, di'dn t need any extra sessions
yesterday as they outclassed and
outhustled last-place Northwestern, 70-
.57, before 9,842 patrons at Crisler
Arena.
9rTHE VICTORY, Michigan's second
straight, avenged an 85-82 triple over-
time loss tothe Wildcats last Saturday
and evened the Wolverines' conference
record at 5-5, two garmes behind the
leader. Northwestern, meanwhile,
slipped to 2-8 and seems ready to take
permanent sihelter in the Big Ten
basement, their home for most of the
1970's.
Michigan, apparently tiring of the
heart-pounding, drama-filled finishes
Owhich have characterized its games
this season, slammed the door on Nor-
thwesternearly in the second half. At
19:07 the game was tied at 35. Eight
minutes later, the Wolverines had jum-
ped to a 55-43 lead, at one juncture
holding the visitor scoreless during a
four-minute span.
An alert, aggressive Blue defense,
spearheaded by junior forward Mike
McGee, held the Wildcats to 24 points
aftel' the intermission. The Wolverines
successfully cut off-the passing lanes,
forcing Northwestern to take several
forced shots.
ACTUALLY, THE Wildcats' shot
selection wasn't a whole lot better in
last week's win, but the results cer-
tainly were. Northwestern hit on 46 per
cent of its field goals, compared to 61
per cent last Saturday in Evanston.
McGee, who again earned game_
scoring honors with 26 points, did a
magnificent job in containing Jim
Stack, Northwestern's leading scorer.

The frustrated sophomore, who carried
a 15 ppg average entering yesterday's
contest, managed only one of eight field
attempts for two points.
Wolverine coach Johnny Orr hailed
McGee's -defensive work. "When he
gets fired up to do something, he goes
out and does it," said Orr, whose team
lifted its overall record to 12-7. "He
,doesn't get enough credit for his defen-
se.

few of those."
This time the coach did ins
'designated foul shooter', Mar
nar, for the final two minute;
Northwestern's only option was
the Wolverines, then hope M
would fail in the one-and-one sit
Bodnar, however, answere
challenge, sinking five of seve
the line.
"I told him if he hit seven h
have made me look like a geniu
said. "He said he didn't want m
too good."
NORTHWESTERN coach Ri
also discussed foul shooting du
post-mortem, but from a differ
spective. "To be successful we
go to the free throw line," s
second-year mentor. "Every i
got the ball inside, it got knocke
I thought there were five or six
there. They got away with a lot
With the exception of McGee,
Ten scoring leader, none
Wolverines reached double
Center Paul Heuerman, battling
followed McGee with eight pRoin
backup pivot John Garris added
Heuerman, the team's leadin
last Thursday at Wisconsin, wa
in the first half yesterday by 7-
Brian Jung. However, hs o
spurt in the opening eight
NORTHWESTERN

regulation
helped Michigan gain control of the
game.
sert his Garris, the 6-9 sophomore whose
rk Bod- game has been improving in recent
s, when weeks, played only 12 minutes, but still
s to foul grabbed four rebounds and blocked two
ichigan shots.
uations. IT WAS a Garris specialty - the
ed the ferocious dunk after an 'alley-oop' pass
en from - which gave Michigan its first lead of
the afternoon, 33-31, with 2:16
ie would remaining in the first half.
us," Orr A large part of'the first half was an
e to look exercise in lethargy. Michigan spent
most of the opening twenty minutes
ich Falk chipping away at a deficit which never
fring the exceeded five points.
ent per- After the game Orr made a little pitch
have to for his journalistic talents. "I'll be
said the broadcasting the (NBA) All-Star Game
time we (today) and I'll try as hard as I possibly
'd away. can to find something nice to say about
fouls in the Detroit Pistons," he said. The
inside." Pistons, you'll recall, offered former
the Big Wolverine standout Phil Hubbard a
of the sizable contract if he passed up his final
figures. year at Michigan and turned pro.
g the flu, Michigan's next assignment will be
ts, while far more demanding - sixth-ranked
3 seven. Ohio State. The Buckeyes, 6-4 in the Big
g scorer Ten, will be teeming with revenge when
s stifled the Wolverines invade St. John Arena
0 center Thursday. The Maize and Blue stunned

a ~
..strong off bench
"TAKE (FOR instance) someone in
the Big Ten whom you consider a good
defensive player. If Terry Donnelly or
someone from Indiana holds a player to
a few points, you say it's good defense.
If Michigan does it, then the other guy
wasn'tshooting well," he joked.
Another major factor in the
Wolverines' win wastheir abilityto
draw fouls and connect from the line.
Michigan made 22 of 30 foul shots, while
Northwestern hit only five of nine.
In at least two of its overtime losses,
clutch foul shooting by Michigan might
have reversed the verdict. "It's a
shame we lost those overtime games,"
reflected Orr. "Had we had our free
throw shooters in, we might have won a

ofnsive
minutes
Mulil

Ca

Min.
Stack.......... 37
Campbell .......38
Jung .......... 15
Roberson......28
Gibson ........ 25
Rathel.........24
Jenkins........16
Grady .........23
Gretfi....... I
Lumpkins .......1
Anderson.......i
Blackard ...... 1
Team Rebounds
Totals .......

FG/A FT/A R
1/8 0/0 8
6/10 2/2 4
2/3 0/0 4
8/14 1/2 2
1/4 0/0 1
5/8 2/3 3
0/3 0/0 0
3/5 0/2 10
0/0 0/0 0
0/I O/0 .0
0/0 0/0 ,0
0/0 0/0 0
4
20/50 5/9 36

A
0
0
2
0
0
i
0
0
0
0
Q

PF
.3
2
'2
4
3
:3
0
0
0
0

P

ts.
2
14
4
17
2
12
0
6
0
0
0

OSU, 75-74, on January 19.
Icats
MICHIGAN
Min. FG/A FT/A
McGee.........39 11G20 4/7
Garner........35 1/7 4/6
Heuerman. 27 4/6 0/0
Bodnar, Marty 23 2/4 2/2
James......... 5 0/0 2/2
Johnson ....... 24 3/7 0/0
Lozier ......... 26 1/2 2/2
Garris ......... 12 2/4 3/4
Person.........5 0/1 0/0
Bodnar, Mark. 2 0/0 5/7
Smith.......... 1 0/0 0/0
Brown......... 1 0/0 0/0

R
5
,5
5
2
0
2
4
2
1
2

A
1
0
3
0
0
0
0
0

PF Pts.
2 26
3 6
1 8
1 6
0 2
2 6
2 4
2 7
0 0
0 5
0 0
0 0

0 Team Rebounds
Totals......... 24/51 22/30
57 Halftime: 3533 Michigan
Attendance: 9,842

7 13 70

5 20.

BULLETIN

I

At the end of two periods last night at Denver University Arena, the Michigan
hockey team trailed the Pioneers 4-2 in WCHA action. Center Dan Lerg tied the
game at 1-1 for Michigan in the first period but Ed Beers and Vince Magnan sent
Denver to the dressing room with a 3-1 first period lead. After Darrell Morrow put
the Pioneers ahead 4-1 in the second period, Lerg notched his second goal of the
game to close the gap to two.
The Wolverines could use a split in the series if they hope to close the gap on
first. place North Dakota and maintain their grasp on the second rung in the
WCHA.
The Pioneers got power play goals from Ed Beers and Bill Stewart on Friday
night to down the Wolverines 4-2 in the series opener. Beers and Vince Magnan
scored in the first period for Denver, Glenn Johnson had a second period tally and
Stewart's goal came in the final frame. Dan Lerg and Bruno Baseotto scored for
Michigan.
In a WCHA matinee yesterday, Michigan Tech coach John Maclnnes recorded
his 500th career victory as the Huskies upended first place North Dakota 6-4.
VIRGINIA UPSET:
Terr~tapins dump Dk

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-Greg
Manning, whose last-second shot
defeated Duke last season, scored a
career-high 26 points while leading
S 12th-ranked Maryland to a 101-82 vic-
tory over the fifth-ranked Blue Devils in
an Atlantic Coast Conference game
yesterday.
The Terps, now 8-1 and leading the
ACC by two games over North
Carolina, got their fast break game
rolling in the second half after taking a
36-28 lead at halftime despite having
Albert King and Earnest Graham in
foul trouble.
KING FINISHED with 16 and
Graham 12 at the Terps increased their
record to 16-3.
Duke, now 5-4 in the ACC and tied for
third with Virginia and Clemson, was
SCORES
College Basketball
MICHIGAN 70, Northwestern 57
SWisconsin 70. Ohio State 67
Michigan State 68, Illinois 59
Iowa 73, Minnesota 63
Purdue 56, Indiana 51
Maryland 101, Duke 82
Virginia Tech 69, Tulane 68
Wake Forest 79, virginia 77
Georgetown 84, Connecticut 64
Baylor 60, Rice 57
Florida St. 54, Cincinnati 52
Oklahoma 56, Kansas St. 55
Kentucky 83, Tennessee 75
Toledo 87, Western }ichigan 68
Penn 62, Columbia 57
Clemson 61, S. Carolina 60
Mississippi 71. Alabama 65
Louisiana St. 75, Mississippi St. 63
W. Virginia 68, Pittsburgh 66
Yale 80, Dartmouth 67
DePaul 102, North Texas St. 71
Syracuse 89, Providence 69
Notre Dame 105, Davidson 71
Women's Gymnastics
Ohio State 130.65, Michigan 130.6
Men's Gymnastics
Ohio State 267.35, Michigan 263.9
!ICollege Hockey
Mich. Tech. 6. North Dakota 4
Notre Dame 4. Wisconsin 3

led by Gene Banks with 21 points. He
fouled out with 2:57 remaining.
- The Blue Devils now are 11-4.

-AP

Wake Forest 79,

Virginia 77 .
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.-Alvis
Rogers' 18-foot jump shot with one
second remaining gave Wake Forest a
79-77 upset victory over 13th-ranked
Virginia yesterday in an Atlantic Coast
Conference contest.
Rogers' shot came after guard Mike
Helms had missed a jump shot which
had been designed to be the last shot of
the game. However, Helms' shot boun-
ced off the rim and Rogers grabbed the
rebound, glanced at the clock and then
hit on his jumper.
HELMS SPARKED Wake Forest
both defensively and offensively in the
scond half as he tallied 19 points, while
guard Benny McKaig scored 12 points
and handed out six assists. Guy Morgan
led the Deacons in scoring with 21
points. Rogers had 16 for the game and
added 11 rebounds.
Lamp led Virginia with 24 points and
Lee Raker added 22. --AP
Kentuckv83, Tennessee 75,
LEXINGTON-Klye Macy scored 22.
points as third-ranked Kentucky sent
archrival Tennessee to its fifth con-
secutive Southeastern Conference
defeat with a 83-75 college basketball
victory last night.
The Wildcats jumped to a 22-6 lead as
freshman center Sam Bowie scored
seven of his nine points, but the Volun-
teers clawed back to trail just 74-71 on
Reggie Johnson's six-foot jump shot
with 2:48 remaining.
Jay Shidler added 14 points for Ken-
tucky and Fred Cowan scored 13. John-
son led-all scorers with 28 and Wood ad-
ded 14.

No OT, no heartache,
but lots o ree throws
By ALAN FANGER
There would be no overtime, no heart-stopping, last-second shots, no
heart-sinking, last-minute free throws. Johnny Orr didn't even come out to
midcourt to do his victory shuffle.
Through some strange occurrence, Michigan played only forty minutes of
basketball yesterday when they defeated Northwestern, 70-57 at Crisler
Arena. And that suited the dean of Big Ten coaches just fine.
"WHOA, BOY," were the first words uttered by Orr in the post-game
press conference.,There was a welcome sense of relief which accompanied
every word thereafter. Indeed, the strings of tension that pulled so tightly on
the Wolverines in the previous two weeks had loosened just a bit.
For the first twenty minutes of the contest, it appeared as if those strings
would continue to be drawn at their tightest. Wildcats Rod Robersora nd
Mike Campbell were hitting several shots from outside, and those shots that
went astray of the bucket were usually picked off by forward Jim Stack. It
was enough to keep Northwestern within two points at halftime, 35-33.
Then, without advance notice, the Wildcats came up with a mild bout of
foulitis. Michigan was the benefactor of 23 second-half trips to the free throw
line, and the Wolverines converted on 17 of those chances. According to
Northwestern coach Rich Falk, that proved to be the difference in the game.
"THEY HAD-THIRTY free throws-that's the story of the game, right
there," said Falk. "They were 22 of 30, and we were five of nine. That's a lot o
point difference.
"I want to give great credit to Michigan," he continued. "They're
playing with a lot of incentive right now."
The incentives, to be certain, were present at all times. For th
Wolverines, there was the chance to avenge the triple-overtime loss to the
Wildcats a week earlier. There was the opportunity to boost their conference
record to 5-5 and possibly to move up in the Big Ten standings. And there was
the chance for them to win another game in front of their home fans.
At halftime, Orr was concerned his troops weren't taking advantage of
these incentives. He thus instructed his team to return to a fundamental
basketball function--rebounding.
"I TOLD THEM at halftime that we had to go to the boards better than
we were doing in the first half," said Orr. "We had to hit the boards more.
We haven't been aggressive enough on the boards lately."
His message had some effect, as the Wolverines pulled down 18 second-
half rebounds, compared to a first-half total fo 12. The surge in "boards"
came at a fortunate time, too-Michigan shot only 37.5 per cent in the final
twenty minutes.
While Mike McGee returned to form with a 26-point performance, Orr
singled out center Paul Heuerman as a key figure in the Wolverines' suc-
cessful maintenance of their second-half lead.
"He's a good shooter, you know. Once we got it into him, he put in the
baskets for us. And he was sick, you know," Orr said.
IT WASN'T the first time Heuerman had played in less-than ideal
health. The 6-8 junior battled mononucleosis throughout'late December and
early January, but he managed to earn himself a Big Ten Player-of-the-
Week award for his performance in the first two conference encounters.
Heuerman's play wasn't the only surprise of the afternoon. When the
sta'rting Blue pivotman finally submitted to the ravages of influenza,
sophomore John Garris picked up where his predec6ssor left off. Garris
tallied seven points and four rebounds in only 12 minutes of action.
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MICHIGAN FORWARD Mike McGee (40) goes in for a layup while guarded
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all scorers with 26 points to key the Michigan victory.
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