The Michigan Daily-Friday, February 29, 1980-Page 11
NIT BIDS UP FOR GRABS:
Iowa blows out
By DAVE JOHNSON
he Iowa Hawkeyes bolstered their
bid for NCAA post-season play with an
impressive 83-67 victory over Michigan
last night before a packed Iowa Field
Michigan, on the other hand, cast
some gloom upon their own NIT tour-
nament hopes, losing for the first time
on Hawkeye hardwood in seven years.
Playing catchup throughout most of
the game, the Wolverines finally pulled
*head of the Hawkeyes 47-45 with 14:27
to play in the second half. But for the'
next 10 minutes Iowa, still playing
without all-Big Ten guard Ronnie
Lester, blew away Michigan 25-6 to put
the game on ice.
The hot-handed Hawkeyes, who con-
nected on 14 of their first 16 shots from
the floor in the second half, shot an in-
credible 65 per cent-78 per cent in the
L 6-10 CENTER Steve Krafcisin led all
scorers with 23 points and nine reboun-
ds. Many of his baskets came from un-
der the bucket as Michigan had dif-
ficulty defensing the taller Hawkeyes.
Lester's season-long replacement,
sophomore Kenny Arnold, pumped in 18
points for Iowa, and freshman Bob
Hansen and junior Vince Brookins ad-
ded 12 each.
Thad Garner and Mike McGee led the
Wolverine attack with 18 points each,
ten straight by Garner as Michigan
pulled ahead midway through the
second half. As a unit, Michigan shot a
modest 48 per cent.
Michigan took an early 4-0 first half
lead on a pair of McGee jumpers before
the Hawkeyes got on the board. Iowa
then pumped in nine unanswered points
before Johnny Johnson hit an 18-foot
jumper to close the gap to three, 9-6.
The Wolverines cut it to 15-14 with
13:25 left in the first half, but the
Hawkeyes pumped in eight straight to
shoot out to a nine-point lead.
Orr immediately called time-out and
substituted Keith Smith and Mark
Lozier for Johnson and Marty Bodnar
in hopes of obtaining penetration.
With three minutes left in the first
half, Mark Bodnar entered the contest
and immediately responded with a pair
of jumpers to cut Michigan's deficit to
four, before Vince Brookins hit one at
the buzzer to put Iowa ahead 41-35 at in-
The second half opened much like the
first. The Wolverines outscored the
Hawkeyes 14-6 to grab a 49-47 lead
before disaster struck Michigan.
Iowa sandwiched four buckets (three
by Arnold) around Michigan's two to
take a lead they never relinquished, 55-
53. Seconds later Garner drew his
fourth foul, causing Michigan Coach
Johnny Orr to replace the Wolverines'
leading rebounder (and scorer, at that
time) with freshman Ike Person with
12:11 to play.
The Hawkeyes immediately pumped
in nine straight before McGee hit a 15-
foof jumper to make the score 64-55
with five minutes to play.
The final 16-point margin was the
largest of the game.
Iowa's victory leaves it all alone in
fourth place in the Big Ten at 9-8 and 18-
8 overall, very much in the picture for
an NCAA post-season tournament bid.
Michigan remains fifth place at 8-9
and 15-11 overall, and still in NIT
contention, one game behind fourth-
place Minnesota. The Wolverines must
defeat the Gophers at Minnesota this
Saturday, or else they will finish with
the same conference and overall record
of a year ago.
The last time Michigan faced
Minnesota, the Wolverines edged the
Gophers on January 3 in a game it was
expected to win. The Gophers were
picked to finish ninth in the conference.
INDIANA STAYS TIED FOR 1st
Buckeyes bounce Purdue, 64-60
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) - Herb
Williams and Clark Kellogg scored 19
oints apiece last night as ninth-rated
Ohio State edged No. 18 Purdue 64-60 to
set up a showdown for first place with
Indiana in the Big Ten basketball race.
Kelvin Ransey hit a pair of free
throws with 19 seconds, giving the
Buckeyes their final points after Pur-
due turned the ball over while trailing
JOE BARRY Carroll, who led the
Boilermakers with 17 points, scored
with 20 seconds remaining and Purdue
gained possession of the basketball
when Ohio State was unable to get the
ball inbounds within five seconds.
However, Purdue also was unable to
get the ball in within the allowed five
Ohio State, 12-3 in league action and
20-6 overall, moved ahead for good as it,
outscored Purdue 11-2 during a four-
minute span of the second half. The
surge began when Purdue was holding
48-44 after a Drake Morris advantage.
Im Smith tied the game at 48 midway
in the half and Carter Scott put his team
ahead for good at 50-48.
A FRIE throw by Williams, who had
11 of his points in the second half, and
two more by 'Ransey put Ohio State
ahead 55-50 i 5:58 remaining and
Purdue never drew closer than two
Purdue, 10-7 and 17-9, goes against
Michigan State on Saturday in the con-
encefinale for both teams.
Big Ten Standings
Indiana 61, Wisconsin 52
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Indiana's
Isiah Thomas scored 18 points and Mike
Woodson added 16, including nine free
throws in the final five minutes as the
13th-ranked Hoosiers beat Wisconsin
61-52 last night.
Indiana's victory, coupled with Ohio
State's 64-60 victory at Purdue, left the
Hoosiers and the Buckeyes tied for the
Big Ten lead going into Sunday's
nationally televised season windup
THREE WISCONSIN starters fouled
out after the Badgers had rallied from a
10-point deficit in the first half to a
three-point lead midway through the
After Joe Chrnelich departed the
game, Indiana's Landon Turner hit two
free throws to close the gap to one.
Moments later, a basket by Ray Tolbert
and two free throws by woodson put In-
diana back into the lead to stay, 45-44,
with five minutes remaining.
Illinois 90, N'Western 66
EVANSTON (AP)-Eddie Johnson,
hitting 11 of 12 shots from the field, and
Mark Smith, chipping in with 24 points,
led Illinois to an 90-66 victory last night
over the Northwestern Wildcats.
JOHNSON, CONNECTING on all
eight shots from the field in the first
half, finished with 25 points and helped
boost the Illini to an 8-9 conference
record in the 103rd meeting between the
Northwestern, suffering its 13th
conference loss against just four wins,
had just one bright spot as junior guard
Rod Roberson scored all of his 21 points
in the second half including 14 in a row.
After grabbing a 38-24 halftime lead,
Illinois reserves James Griffin and Neil
Bresnahan lifted the Illini to a 61-51
bulge with 8:40 remaining.
Iowa 83, MICHIGAN 67
Indiana 61. Wisconsin 52
Ohio State 64, Purdue 60
Illinois 90,Northwestern 66
Minnesota 87. Michigan St. 73
Duke 68. N. Carolina St. 62
LSU 95, Florida 82
N. Carolina 75, Wake Forest 62
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Tu blers lose inal
meet; Big Ten's next
By LEE KATTERMAN
A year ago at this time, the Michigan men gymnasts were battling Illinois for
third place in the Big Ten. In exactly one week, that battle will resume in
Bloomington, Ind., but with higher stakes.
The Wolverines and Illini are just two of four teams within striking distance of
the Big Ten crown, which will be decided at Indiana next weekend. The other two
contenders are Minnesota and Ohio State, who finished one-two last year,
"It's going to be a real dogfight," said Michigan coach Newt Loken, "as close
as any championship in recent memory."
The Wolverines enter the championships with an 10-6 duel meet record, finish-
ing the season with a surprising defeat at the hands of Michigan State last night,
This year's title race is a little hard to decipher, since all four teams have been
defeating each other almost indiscriminately.
Pay close attention, because this isn't easy to follow. Michigan has beaten both
Illinois and Minnesota, but lost to the Buckeyes in Columbus. However, both
Minnesota and Illinois have turned around and defeated Ohio State on their home
Of the four, Ohio State has a slight edge in the best-scores department, having
tallied 267 against Michigan. The Wolverines and Gophers are close with 266's and
Illinois brings up the rear with a season high in the 264 range.
Michigan's performance next weekend also plays a part in reaching the NCAA
Championships set for April. "We think the Big Ten (meet) will play an important
factor in the selection committee's decision," he said.
Contrary to past seasons, there will not be a regional meet for teams and
individuals to qualify for the finals. Instead, a committee of five coaches in each of
the country's four regions will nominate five teams from their region. Then a
national committee will hand out invitations to ten of those 20 teams and to
selected individual: standouts for the national finals.
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Indiana ...... 12 5
Purdue ....... 10 7
Iowa ......... 9 8
Minnesota 9 8
rinois ..;....8 9
CHIGAN . 8 9
Wisconsin .7 10
Michigan State 6 U
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