Friday, January 23, 981
The Michigan Daily
J.J. NETS 31
'M' slips by Illini in 20T, 80-76
By MARK FISCHER
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In yet another double overtime game, anag w
Michigan overcame a 14-point Illinois managed to wind
comeback and what Wolverine COACHMcGee (20 point
Bill Frieder called "a bunch of bizarre hacked by Range.
events" to defeat the Illini, 80-76 before In accordance.
11,555 fans at Crisler Arena last night.
The most "bizarre" sequence of sub par foul shoo
events came with 2:46 left in the second for 10), McGee mi
half, with Michigan leading 65-59. First second toss trick
Illinois' Smith hit a driving layup as he rim, however, giv
was fouled by Tim McCormick. 68-66 lead.
THEN CAME AN announcement ON THE ENSUh
from the sCrer's table stating that the the second bizarre
Illini had been the victims of a "correc- ter the ball was k
table error" 15 seconds earlier, when
Paul Heuerman committed Michigan's
seventh team foul, and Perry Itange ILL
was not given a chance to shoot the smith ..........48 9
bonus one and one. Johnson ......... 48 9
Range was thus then given his chan- Holcomb ........ 28
ce, which he took full advantage of by Tucker .......... 27 1
going two for two from the line. Then it Range .......... 37
was Smith's turn to shoot his charity Leonard ......... 2
3. . toss, which he sank. So when all the Griffin ........... 8
confusion was over, Illinois had pulled Team Rebounds.
within one, 65-64, as they scored five Totals ........... 3
Doily Photo by BRIAN MASCK straight points without Michigan ever Fouled out-Tucker
MIKE McGEE lays in two of his 20 points. having touched the ball. Technical foul-Michia
By GREG DeGULIS Wisconsin," explained Minnesota coach Brad
Buetow. "Our defense and goaltending were ex-
If scoring goals would be considered an art cellent," added Buetow. "They've been the
form by connossieurs, then the Minnesota question marks all year."
Golden Gophers' masterpieces would be Although Minnesota possesses the most high
displayed in museums across the country. The powered offense in all' of college hockey, on
potent Golden Gophers, who face off against the many occasions this season the defense allowed
Wolverines tonight and tomorrow, night at Yost, opponents to register goals faster than the offen-
can boast of the three top scorers in the WCHA. se could catch up.
Led by former Olympian Neal Broten (39 pom- Against Wisconsin, however, junior netminder
ts), his brother Aaron (35 points), and Steve Jim Jetland turned in two Fricker-like perfor-
Ulseth (37 points), the Gophers swept the mances to secure the sweep of the Badgers.
Badgers of Wisconsin last weekend in Min- Jetland recorded 32 saves on Friday night and 8
neapolis, 6-3 and 8-4, to pull within two points of saves in relief of junior goalie Paul Otsby in the
league-leading North Dakota. The double dum- third period of Saturday night's contest.
ping of Wisconsin granted Minnesota an 18-7 While Minnesota received consistent, intense
Y o st overall record including a 10-6 mark in WCHA hockey in the land of 10,000 lakes, the Wolverines
play. played Jekyll and Hyde in the home-and-home
"Along with the Denver series, we played with series with Michigan State in the Great Lake
the most intensity all year in the series against State. On Friday, Michigan totally dominated
eded to work the ball
wing possession, and
the clock all the way
mark, when Mike
s) was intentionally
with his evening-long
ting performance (6
ssed his first try. His
led gently over the
ing the Wolverines a
ING Illini possession,
event took place. Af-
nocked out of bounds
by McGee and Marty Bodnar at the
time line,-Illinois in bounded it to Craig
Tucker, who threw up a 35 foot prayer'
from the right sideline. Unfortunately
for Michigan, no one boxed out Illinois'
Derek Holcomb, who tapped in
Tucker's airball at the buzzer, thus
prolonging the contest.
The only things that the first over-
time proved was that both teams knew
how to work the ball around, b'ut that
neither squad could score, as the
scoreboard remained stagnant
throughout the entire five-minute stan-
za, at 66-66.
With 45 seconds gone in the fourth and-
final stanza, Bodnar stole the ball,
which 'Thad Garner then shipped air
mail to McGee for a fast break lay up,
to put Michigan up by two and give
them a lead they would never.
After Smith hit a short banker to~
bring the Illini within one with 1:49.
remaining, Michigan reeled off five
unanswered points to go up 76-70. The
Illini managed to do nothing more than
match the Wolverines bucket for bucket
until the remaining minute, producing
the 80-76 final.
While all this (and what led up to it)
-was happening, Johnny Johnson was
having the best game of his Michigan
career. The senior guard from Buffalo
shot 12 out of 14 from the field and 7 for 8
from the line for a game and career
high 31 points.
Led by JJ's 12 first half points and a
sizzling team shooting percentage of 71
percent, the Wolverines went into the
locker room at the intermission with a
Bodnar, Marty ..
Bodnar, Mark ...
Min fg/a ft/a
47 7/13 6/0
45 4/7 2/2
42 1/3 2/2'
41 12/14 7/8
43 3/7 5/6
24 1/2 0/0
3 0/0 0/0
s 1/1 0/0
4 0/0 0/0
250 29/47 22/28
6/7 9 22 76
14 13 80
Halftime: Michigan 42, Illinois 37
;an (6 men on floor)
the 10th place Spartans, 9-2, in front of 7,776 fags
at Yost. Then, on Saturday night, the Wolverines
fell to the Spartans, 4-3, in East Lansing as a sold
out Munn Ice Arena crowd roared their approval.
"I was disappointed," admitted Michigan
coach John Giordano in reference to the Satur-
day defeat. "I thought after the way we
dominated the way we did on Friday we could
come back on Saturday. We ran into a hot
goaltender (Ron Scott) and we missed a few
breakaways," said the coach.
Michigan goalie Paul Fricker will have to be a
"hot" goaltender as well when the Gopher
scoring display skates into Yost tonight. Min-,
nesota owns the top-rated power-play in the
WCHA and the WCHA player-of-the-week in
sophomore wing Butsy Erickson who accounted
for 4 goals and 3 assists last weekend.
"Everyone talks about the Brotens and
Ulseth," mentioned Minnesota coach Buetow.
"But Erickson is an excellent player who is way,
With the Gophers riding high, coach Giordano
has to decide which approach to take in defen-
sing the Wolverine goal. "We have to decide
between team speed or team hitting," explained
Giordano. "They have great offensive skills and
they break into the neutral zone a lot, creating
three on two breaks. They're so fast that if you
miss a hit they'll be right by you."
Michigan hockey enthusiasts must hope that
the Gophers do not 'get right by' the Wolverine
defense because a sweep by. Minnesota would
deflate the playoff balloon blown up earlier this
season. After the Michigan State split, Michigan
found itself with a 14-10 record including 8-8 in
WCHA, good for fifth place. The saving grace may
be the home ice advantage as Michigan operates
effectively at Yost while Minnesota sports a
mediocre 3-5 away record.
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By GREG DeGULIS
If the Michigan athletic department
awarded most valuable building awar-
ds, Yost Ice Arena would have to be the
top candidate for capturing the MVB
honors. Since its construction in 1923 as
Yost Field House, the State Street
structure has housed varsity football,
baseball, indoor track, basketball, and
ice hockey. In the last of several
physical changes, Yost now serves as
the home for the Michigan hockey
Built in the proximity of Ferry Field,
Yost Field House was designed to
facilitate the practice and competition
of intercollegiate athletics. Indoor
track, football, basketball, and even
baseball practices were conducted un-
der one roof. I
In a University publication, THE
BUILDINGS AND LANDS, it reports,
"To afford facilities for year round
training, it was necessary that the
building be of huge dimensions, with a
complete football gridiron." Construc-
ted at a cost of $563,168, the building
was named after Fielding H. Yost,
coach of the Michigan football teams
from 1901-1924, and Director of Inter-
collegiate Athletics from 1921 untihis
retirement in 1941.
Much to the football mentor's delight,
the Yost Field House plans included
ample space fot several sports. Accor-
ding to the publication, "Yost Field
House is, in reality, a building erected
over an immense playing field which
permits room for a seventy-five yard
dash at the center and an eight laps
running track around the balcony."
In addition to the intercollegiate
aspect of Yost, there existed a facet
devoted to the ex-jocks competing in
the intramural program. At night, the
Field House evolved into a scene
similar to Old IM now, with academic
athletes running around the hardcourts
FROM 1923-1966, Yost remained the
home of Michigan basketball and track.
Many exciting events filled the confines
of Yost including the powerful
Michigan track teams of the 1950's and
the Cazzie Russell -era of Michigan
basketball in the mid-sixties. In 1967,
however, with the completion of the
13,609 seat Crisler Arena in the shadow
of Michigan Stadium, the basketball
squad packed up their hightops and set-
Record Yost Arena crowd of 8,316 on March 1, 1980 watches the Wolverine
victory over Michigan State. Yost Arena is currently the largest collegiate
owned hockey facility in the nation with a capacity over 8,000.
tIed in their brand new home.
In addition, with the completion of the
warehouse-style Track and Tennis
Building in 1974, the indoor track team
sprinted from Yost Field House and
claimed a new home with the tennis
After the departure of both basketball
and track, Yost Field House activity
slowed considerably. Due to the
inadaquecies of the Ice Coliseum, then
the home of the Michigan hockey team,
the Athletic Department chose to tran-
sfer the hockey squad to Yost and turn
the Ice Coliseum into the Sports
Coliseum. In 1972, Michigan hockey
skated away from the 2500 seat
Coliseum into the renovated and
renamed Yost Ice Arena with a seating
capacity of 8100. At a price of $400,000,
Yost Field House completed its last
stage of metamorphosis and evolved in
to the largest college-owned rink in the
Last year, the Wolverines played
Michigan State before 8316 frenzied
fans to set the record Yost Ice Arena
So the next time you pass bythe Yost
Arena sign, don't be surpri ed if the
building changes again. Who knows,
maybe the golf team will invade next.
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