The Michigan Daily-Friday, January 18, 1980-Page 13
By SCOTT M. LEWIS
Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN-They battled back at
Marquette. And Indiana. And Toledo.
But last night at Illinois, the Michigan
Wolverines couldn't overcome a big
second-half deficit and a rabidly hostile
crowd as they fell to the Fighting Illini,
80-69, extending their losing streak to
The cagers spotted Illinois an 18-8 lead
in the first ten minutes and spent the
rest of the evening in a valiant, but
futile attempt to catch up. The closest
Michigan could come was four points,
before the Illini regrouped and won the
contest going away.
The home team was bolstered by two
factors-domination under the boards
and a screaming, chanting Assembly
Hall gathering of 14,746 which often
ade it impossible for the players to
*ar each other and their coaches on
In the end, though, it was the Illini's
hustle which sealed the contest. When
Johnny Johnson sank an 18-footer with
10:49 left, slicing a ten-point deficit to
four, 57-53, the signs -were present for
another late Michigan rally.
This time, however, the home club
slammed the door. Eddie Johnson, who
led all scorers with 23 points, forced in a
*nk shot to put the margin back at six.
The Illini then ran off three more
baskets, hiking the lead to a seemingly
insurmountable 65-53 with 7:41
But Michigan, whose team dictionary
doesn't include the word 'quit,' set off
on a 10-5 spurt, Keith Smith's 20-footer
bringing the score to 70-65 at 1:50.
The Wolverines could have made it
HIRD STRAIGHT LOSS:
even closer when the Illini came down-
court on their next possession. James
Griffin, the 6-10 center who tallied 19
points, was fouled by Marty Bodnar and
went to the line in a one-and-one
situation. He missed, but Illinois' Neil
Bresnahan outmuscled Thad Garner
for the rebound, tipping the errant shot
to put his team in front by seven with ,
only 1:28 left.
lie +Jtiicligatn ? t1l
Orr's counterpart, Lou Henson,
praised what he labeled "a total team
effort. It was one of our better ball
games," said a relieved Henson. whose
Illini (12-5 overall) snapped their own
two game drought and improved their
conference mark to 2-3. "I wonder now
if we could put two good games back-to-
Michigan, which entering,last night's
contest was ninth both in field goal per-
centage and field goal defense in the
Big Ten, continued to experience dif-
ficulty in these areas. The Wolverines
clicked on only 31 of 70 attempts for 44
percent, compared to 59 percent (36 of
61) for the Illini.
Mike McGee,rebounding from a sub-
par, performance last Saturday, led
Michigan with 21 points. Heuerman had
14 along with seven rebounds and John-
son added 10 coming off the bench.
From the outset it was apparent what
Illinois was trying to do-take advan-
tage of its superior size. Griffin hit 8 of
16 field goals and Johnson made good
on 11 of 13. Guard Reno Gray chipped in
with 17 points canning 7 of 11 shots.
After Illinois seized its 18-8 lead, the
Wolverines couldn't significantly
shrink the buldge. McGee's driving lay-
up at 9:18 of the half did slice the lead to
five, 21-16, before Illinois gained an
eight point spread. Marty Bodnar's
twisting jumper just before the half en-
ded made it 40-34 at the intermission.
Michigan hopes to end its losing skein
Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Crisler Arena,
and the task won't be easy. The op-
posion: Ohio State, 5-0 in the Big Ten
and ranked second in the nation.
Blue coach Johnny Orr, who saw his
team slip to 2-3 in the Big Ten and 9-5.
overall, tried to explain Illinois'
superior board play, whichresulted in a
42-29 rebounding edge. "It's difficult for
us to get inside," said Orr, "it's a tough
job for him (6' 8" Paul Heuerman). He
went after the ball hard. It's jsut hard
to get it.
Smith ......... 27
Griffin ........ 38
Gray .......... 36
Judson ........ 31
Bresnahan .... 17
Bontempe ..... 5
Westervelt .... I
Richardson .... i
Fouled Out: Smith
5/10 0/0 5
11/13 113 9
8/16 3/5 6
7/11 3/4 3
3/5 0/0 6
1/3 0/0 6
0/0 0/0 0
0/2 1/2 0
1 /1 0/0 0
0/0 0/0 0
36/61 8/14 42
19 Garner ........
6 Bodnar, Marty
0 Johnson .......
1 Lozier .......
2 Bodnar, Mark .
0 Garris .......
80 Team Rebounds
3/10 0/2 7
7/13 0/0 7
3/9 0/0 4
4/11 0/0 2
4/8 2/2 1
1/2 0/0 1
1/1 0/0 0
0/1 0/0 1
0/0 0/0 0
31/70 7/12 29
Min. FG/A FT/A R A PF
34 8/15 5/8 2 2 4
0 AP Pholt
0 Detroit Piston forward Terry Tyler (41) battles Greg Ballard of the Wash-
ington Bullets for the ball during the first half of last night's NBA classh at
69 the Pontiac Silverdome. Tyler's persistent harassment resulted in a jump
Halftime: Illinois 40, Michigan 34
HOOSIERS SUBDUE IOWA
Purdue cagers stifle Wildcat bid
LONG PACES 110-107 WIN
Pistons edge Bullets
By The Associated Press
WEST LAFAYETTE - Junior forward Drake Morris
scored a career-high 29 points and senior center Joe Barry
Carroll claimed Purdue'scareer rebounding 'record last
night as the 11th-rated Boilermakers held off Northwestern
68-63 in Big Ten college basketball.
Carroll, who had his 55th consecutive game in double
gures, scored 19 points and pulled in 13 rebounds. His last
rebound gave him a career mark of 959 - one more than
Terry Dischinger's old standard.
SOPHOMORE JIM STACK scored 15 of his 21 points in
the second half as the Wildcats overcame a 10-point deficit to
open a 54-50 edge with 6% minutes to play.
Purdue, 11-3 overall and 4-1 in league play, moved ahead
62-56 with an eight-point streak which featured two baskets
apiece by Morris and Carroll..
TWO FREE THROWS by Stack cut Northwestern's
deficit to 62-60 with 1:18 remaining and Purdue went into a
control-style passing game, which assured the victory.,
The loss left the Wildcats at 6-8 overall and 1-4 in league
Indiana 81, Iowa 69
BLOOMINGTON-Ray Tolbert scored 18 points and
Butch Carter added 17 last night as 19th-ranked Indiana beat
No. 13 Iowa 81-69 in a Big Ten Conference basketball game.
Isiah Thomas finished with 14 points and Landon Turner
added 12 before fouling out late in the game.
INDIANA OUTSCORED the Hawkeyes 15-4 midway
through the first half and went on to take a 38-29 halftime
Iowa never came closer than nine points in the second
half. Another 12-4 Indiana burst, including six points by the 6-
10 Turner, put the Hoosiers ahead 56-39. t
KRAFCISIN LED Iowa with 16 points. Vince Brookins ad-
ded 15 and Kevin Boyle chipped in 12 for the Hawkeyes, now
2-3 in the conference and 11-3 overall:
Indiana, reaching its highest point leve since leading
scorer Mike Woodson was sidelined with a back injury a
month ago, raised its conference record to 3-2 and its overall
mark to 10-4. -AP
Ohio St. 75,,Minnesota 70
COLUMBUS-Herb Williams and Kelvin Ransey scored
11 of second-ranked Ohio State's points in overtime last night,
leading the Big Ten Conference leaders tok a 75-70 basketball
victory over Minnesota.
THE BUCKEYES, 12-1 overall and 6-0 in the conference,
overcame 12-point deficits early in the second half and took
the lead on Ransey's two free throws with more than two
minutes left in regulation.
However, Minnesota's Mark Hall hit two free throws 10
seconds later to tie the game at 64-64 and forced the overtime.
Williams, a 6-foot-10 junior center, scored three field goals
and two free throws in the overtime and Ransey, a 6-1 senior
guard, added a basket and a free throw to keep the Buckeyes
in the league.
By DAVE POMERANTZ
Special to The Daily
---PONTIAC - It wouldn't be sur-
prising if John Long sold tickets and
mended uniforms because he certainly
did everything else in the Detroit
Pistons' rousing 110-107 victory over the
Washington Bullets at the Silverdome
Long ignored his fourth foul that he
claimed midway through the third
quarter to stop the tenacious Bullet
barrage in the closing minutes.
With the Pistons down by one and
time running out, Long reverse-tipped
an errant Bob McAdoo jumper for the
go-ahead, stay-ahead points. Said Long,
"We hung in there. I felt we had control
down the stretch, (On the winning tip) I
was on the right side, and everybody
was boxed out. I just lot the position
and went up."
McAdoo led all scoreres with 29 poin-
ts, and Long chipped in 24. Greg
Ballard led the Bullets with 24.
Eric Money paced the Pistons to a 28-
27 first quarter advantage, when
McAdoo was cold. "We are starting to
feel comfortable on offense. I'm lear-
ning my teammates' moves. It's going
good right now," said Money, who
finished with 18 points.
The trade winds seemed to blow at
Detroit's back all night. In the second
quarter, a misdirected Phil Hubbard
outlet pass was deflected off another
Piston and landed at Long's feet, who
was alone beneath the basket for an
Like death and taxes, the former
Michigan star Hubbard could be coun-
ted on to cause a quick turnover every
time he re-entered the game.
Nonetheless, he logged 22 m minutes,
much of that down the stretch.
The sparse 6,095 on hand really came
to life when McAdoo alley-ooped to
Terry Tyler, who converted the perfect
lob with a spectacular sky-dunk. The
Pistons led at the half 57-53.
The Bullets came out of the locker
room running and gunning, but the
Pistons had an even better fast-break,
as they clung to an 84-79 third quarter
edge. The showdown was set.
Kevin Grevey hit two in a row as the
Bullets tied at 84. They re-knotted the
score at 86, 88, and 94 before Mitch
Kupchak put the Bullets up by two.
Again the game flip-flopped, with
Long adding four points on a follow-up
tip and a fade-away jumper. Then Long
almost went from the hero to the goat
with 55 seconds remaining, and the
Pistons clinging to a one-point lead.
Long was called for charging -as he
looked for the good shot.
Bgllard, the NBA Player of the Week,
was fouled with 38 seconds to go and
made both free throws. Washington led
Then came Long's true heroics.
McAdoo's soft jumper with six seconds
left on the shot clock hit the front of the
rim to set up the tip.
Elvin Hayes, who had an off night,
put up an air ball and McAdoo corralled
while being fouled. McAdoo iced it with
10% off all
at the Union
I 'PISTOL PETE' GUNNED DOWN
Jazz-put Maravich on waivrs
By the Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY-Pete Maravich,
whose crowd-pleasing wizardry with a
basketball was largely ignored by the
Utah Jazz this season, was placed on
'givers yesterday by the National
Asketball Association club.
Jazz spokesman Dave Fredman said
the team's ownrs had reached a set-
tlement with the 31-year-old guard on
the remaining 2 years of his contract.
FREDMAN REFUSED to disclose
the amount of the settlement, but
Maravich reportedly was owed $1.8
million. Fredman said the settlement
allows the Jazz to spread payments to
Maravich over a longer period than
ecified in the five-year contract he
signed in August, 1977.
Maravich was unavailable for com-
"We are pleased to get the settlement
resolved in a manner which is good for
both Pete and the Jazz," franchise co-
owners Sam Battistone and Larry Hat-
field said in a prepared statement.
'"Pete Maravich has been a very big
part of the Jazz since its inception into*
THE OWNERS SAID they hoped the
6-foot-5 Maravich would realize "his
wish of playing on >a championship
team. While our basketball people felt
that Pete did not fit into our playing
plans, it was felt that he still had
productive years ahead of him on the
basketball court and the Jazz did not
want to inhibit him from continuing his
It is doubtful that any other NBA
team will pick up Maravich during the
48-hour waiver period, mostly because
that team would have to pick up his
After he becomes a free agent,
however, Maravich can negotiate with
any NBA team. That team would have
to pay the Jazz some nominal figure, as
low as $1.
MARAVICH PLAYED in only 17
games for the Jazz this season,
averaging 17.1 points a game. He sat on
the bench for his last 28 games.
"Pistol Pete" was the all-time
Purdue 68,Northwestern 63
Illinois 80, MICHIGAN 69
Indiana 81, Iowa 69
Ohio State 75. Mi,7nesota 70 (OT)
Michigan State 62. Wisconsin 61
Detroit 110. Washington 107
leading collegiate scorer while at
Louisiana State University. Hewas a
local favorite with the Jazz when the,
franchise was in New Orleans, and his
25-point NBA average is eighth-best in
Maravich has' reportedly wanted to
play with the Philadelphia 76ers, who
need a shooting guard to replace the in-
jured Doug Collins.
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