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Blue blasts Boilermakers

(Continued from Page 1)
4mbining for eight baskets in ten
Ittempts. A late run cut the lead to 41-35
At the intermission and gave Purdue
'hope entering the dressing room.
At didn't last long. The Boilermakers
fiad possession and a chance to chop it
4 four when a patented Grant steal and
slam set the Wolverines off on a 26-10
run that gave the club ample margin

with which to pull its folding act.
TARPLEY proved once again why
you can't try to defense him with a
mediocre center. Purdue's Robert Lit-
tlejohn (five minutes, two points) lived
up to his reputation as the worst star-
ting pivotman in the Big Ten while Tar-
pley was tearing up the court.
"I had a hot night," said the 6-11 cen-
ter who was nine-of-12 from the floor
and 13-for-17 from the line. "I was hit-

First-place Michigan
raises mark to 8-2

ting all the open shots. It felt like I could
do anything."
Things began going downhill when
Frieder took Tarpley out of the game
with a 23-point lead. Purdue, which had
managed only 16 points in the first 12:30
of the second act, scored 23 in the next'
four minutes, thanks to the aforemen-
tioned sloppiness.
"WE SHOULDN'T have tried to do
what we did," said Grant, who still
managed 12 points, six assists and three
steals. "We tried to go behind our
backs. We wouldn't have done that if
the score was close."
"When you get a lead like that," ad-
ded Joubert, who had another hot
shooting night and finished with 16,

"you tend to relax. Sometimes you lose
the ball but there's no problem because
we'd make up for it."
Keady, who saw his club's record
fall to 14-6, 5-5 in the Big Ten, joined the
ranks of the Big Ten coaches who see a
bright future for the first-place
Wolverines.
"You'd have to say that they're the
best team we've played so far," said
Keady, echoing the words of North-
western's Rich Falk and Steve Yoder of
Wisconsin. "They're playing very well
as a team and that's what counts."
Keady couldn't understand what
Frieder was so upset about. He'd be
thrilled to be 8-2 and have Joubert and
Grant fumbling their way to double-
figure victories.

And your school's ugly too

Min
Bullock........30
Atkinson ...... 28
Littlejohn ..... 5
Gadis .........18
Reid .........21
Lewis..........32
Mitchell ....... 28
Robinson ...... 12
Stephens ...... 15
Arnold ........ 9
Fisher......... 1
Stack.......... 1
Team rebounds

PURDUE
FG/A FT/A
5/11 0/0
4/6 0/0
1/1 0/0
5/9 0/0
3/6 0/0
8/12 6/10
3/6 1/2
3/4 0/0
5/10 0/0
0/2 3/4
0/0 0/0
0/0 0/0

MICHIGAN

R
5
3
2
1
2
1
1
4
3
4
0
0
2

A
1
5
0
2
4
3
2
3
2
1
0
0

PF Pts
3 10
2 8
0 2
2 10
1 6
2 22
5 7
3 6
1 10
1 3
1 0
0 0

Min
Rellford ....... 22
Wade.......... 34
Tarpley ....... 36
Joubert ....... 35
Grant ......... 32
Henderson .... 13
Thompson..... 21
Rockymore .... 6
Stoyko ........ 1

FG/A
8/10
4/8
9/12
7/10
5/9
1/3
2/5
2/3
0/0

FT/A
1/1
1/2
13/17
2/4
2/3
0/0
0/1
0/0
0/0

R
6
7
10
4
3
0
1
l
0

A
0
2
3
3
6
1
4
0
0

PF
4
2
3
2
4
0
0
2
0

Pts
17
9
31
16
12
2
4
4
0

Team rebounds

1

TOTALS ...... 200 38/60 19/28 33 19 17 95
Halftime score: MICHIGAN 41, Purdue 35

Gary Grant performs some fancy ballhandling in
led the Wolverines against Purdue with six assists.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
last night's game. Grant

TOTALS ...... 200 37/67

10/16 28 23 21 84 Attendance: 13,609

RIG TEN ROUNDUP:

Spartans outpoint Illinois, 64-56

4
lib

Daily Photo by BRAD MILLS
Butch Wade erupts uncontested toward the basket as Purdue's (left to right)
Troy Lewis, Herb Robinson and Mack Gadis watch helplessly.
1.

INS'
BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS
Independent "A-A"
The Judges 55, Corn Packers 36
Cherry Busters 49, D G C 44
Those Big Dudes 48, Campus Crusade 38
WW 56, The Time 49
The victors 50, Bitchhorses 45
Independent "B-A"
DAILY LIBELS 58, Spitfires 39
Golden State Warriors 63, Geeks 42
Bombers 54, Big Men 35
Thomas Plaza 63, Rim Reckers 52
Running Rebels 39, Magumbo Hunters 30
Tchabuki Warriors 38, Gassers 22
Guttersnipes 38, IOU 35
Independent "B-B"
Jabberslammers 39, Weber's Gang Plus One 31
vacancies 49, D E C 47
Fraternity "A-A"
Alpha Phi Alpha 65,Kappa Alpha Psi 46
Phi Delta Theta 38, Sigma Alpha Epsilon 36 (2 OT)
Evans Scholars 44, Sigma Phi Epsilon 34
Delta Tau Delta 40. Alpha Epsilon Pi 39
Fraternity "B-A"
Zeta Beta Tau 33, Chi Phi 32
Fraternity "B-B"
Phi Kappa Psi 27, Lamda Chi 25
Residence Hall "A-A"
Kelsey Roots A 62. 5th Lewis Fast Break 30
Residence Hall "A-B"
Ghost Butlers 35, 5th Douglas Lice 33

CORES
Residence Hall "B-A"
MoJo Risen 39, Huber Z 31
Residence Hall "B-B"
WQ Chicago B 32, Taylor Scrap 15
Co-Rec A
Black Panthers forfeit over Blades
NITWITS 120, In Memory of Mel 34
Co-Rec B
Guts 98, Wall Streeters 32
G/F/S
Baggies 38, High Ballers 30
Pine Brothers 68, Dysperined 44
Pisces 49, B P L 42
Well Hung Jury 27, P F Flyers 22
Recreative
Wasted Potential 39, Michigan Growers Assn. 37
Rat Patrol forfeit over Poster Children
5-9 and Under "A"
Animals 73, The Sleepers 52
Sigma Phi Midgets 38, Short-n-sweet 33
5-9 and Under "B"
The Refridgerators 61, Singha's 44
Gang of Six forfeit over Slime
Ice Hockey
Rangers 8, Bedrock Bombers 2
Tempest 6, Windbreakers 4
Sigma Alpha Mu 6, Flash Figures 0

EAST LANSING (UPI) - Guards
Scott Skiles and Sam Vincent combined
for 44 points last night to help lift
Michigan State to a 64-56 Big Ten upset
victory over sixth-ranked Illinois.
The win raised the Spartans to 6-4 in
the Big Ten and 15-5 overall. The Illini
fell to 6-4 in the league and 18-6 overall.
AFTER posting a 32-26 halftime ad-
vantage, Skiles took Michigan State up
by eight points, 34-26, in the first minute
of the second half.
The Spartans held on to a sizeable
lead until forward Ken Norman hit
three straight baskets with 11:02 left to
cut Michigan State's advantage to 46-
45.
The Illini finally tied the game at 48-
48 with 8:19 remaining on a jumper by
Doug Altenberger but Skiles hit two 15-
foot jumpers " to put Michigan State
back into a four-point lead, 52-48, with
6:29 to play.
THE SPARTANS increased their ad-
vantage to six points, 56-50, with 4:25
left on a slam by Vincent and held onto
that lead the rest of the contest.
After the Illini scored the first basket
of the contest the Spartans combined
tough inside rebounding and hot
shooting to hold onto the lead the
remainder of the first half.
Skiles put Michigan State at a 21-15
advantage with 8:43 left in the opening
half but center George Montgomery
converted a three-point play with 5:43
remaining to tie the score at 24-24.
Center Ken Johnson gave the Spar-
tans a 26-24 lead with 5:30 to play and
Vincent scored Michigan State's final
six points of the half to give it the half-
time advantage.
Skiles paced Michigan State with 24
points and Vincent added 20.
Forward Efrem Winters led the Illini
with 16 points.
Indiana 58, Wisconsin 54
MADISON (UPI) - Steve Alford

scored 30 points last night and Uwe
Blab added 14 to lead Indiana to a 58-54
Big Ten victory over Wisconsin.
Alford was 10-10 from the free
throw line.
THE VICTORY lifted the Hoosiers'
record to 5-5 in the Big Ten and 13-7
overall. It was the ninth straight loss
for Wisconsin, which dropped to 1-9
in the conference and 10-10 overall.
Wisconsin cut the lead to 52-51 with
2:05 left on a Mike Heineman shot. But
the Hoosiers hit free throws down the
stretch to seal the win.
Indiana scored the first four points of
the second half to make it 38-29 and
later Wisconsin went on an eight-point
run to cut the lead to 40-39.
INDIANA had led 34-29 at the half.
The Hoosiers outrebounded the
Badgers 24-13 and outshot them 55 per-
cent to 36 percent. Alford was Indiana's
hottest shooter, scoring 16 first half
points while Blab added 10 and 6
rebounds.
J. J. Weber led the Badgers in the fir-
st half with 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Ohio State 63,
Northwestern 60
EVANSTON (UPI)-Joe Concheck
hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with 40
seconds left to give Ohio State a 63-60
Big Ten victory over Northwestern last
night, after the Buckeyes had blown a
Big Ten Standings

14-point second-half lead.
The win improved OSU's Big Ten
mark to 6-4, 14-5 overall, while North-
western fell to 1-9 in the league, 5-15
overall.
OHIO STATE, led by Troy Taylor's 18

points, held a 58-44 with 7:25 left in th4
game. Northwestern, led by Shawn
Watts' 13 points, reeled off 14 straight
point to tie it at 58-all with 2:17
remaining.

MICHIGAN ...........
Iowa ................
Michigan State......
Illinois ................
Ohio State .........
Purdue ................
Indiana ...............
Minnesota .............
Wisconsin .........
Northwestern.........

Conf
W L"
8 2
8 2
6 4
6 4
6 4
5 5
5 5
4 6
1 9
1 9

Overall
W L
17 3
19 4
15 5
17 6
14 5
14 6
13 7
11 9
10 10
5 15

Associated rress
Michigan State's Ken Johnson manages to get off a shot despite being double
teamed by Illini defenders Anthony Welch (right) and Scott Meents in action
at Jenison Fieldhouse last night.

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Legend

Retires

Iowa State's Nichols calls it quits
after 37 years as wrestling coach

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By JON H ARMANN
"He was kind of like a godfather. A hard man to go see, but
when you needed something that was kind of desperate or
whatever you got in to see him and he came through."
That's how Iowa head coach extaordinaire Dan Gable
describes wrestling under Harold Nichols, the 68-year-old
legend who brings the Iowa State Cyclones to Crisler tonight.
Since 1954, Nichols has guided his team to seven NCAA
championships and eight first place finishes in the brutal
Big Eight conference.
THIS IS Nichol's 37th and final season coaching, and
tonight will be his last match against Michigan. The Cresco,
Iowa native has compiled a 453-73-11 record with the
Cyclones and a 490-91-14 career mark. The Legend has also
coached wrestlers to 37 individual
NCAA titles.
Discussing his retirement, Nichols
said, "I'm going to be helping my
son, who wants to go into Christian
work. I'll also take over my
wrestling equipment business - we
have a lot of competition with (Cliff)
Keen and his son - we get a lot of
stuff from them."

Education was also earned in Ann Arbor.
The Legend was offered the Iowa State coaching job in 1954
after serving in the Air Force during World War II and spen-
ding five seasons at the helm of Arkansas State. He went to
work at once, turning ina perfect 8-0 record for his debut at
Iowa State.
Because he had so much success as coach, Nichols soon
becamefirmly entrenched at ISU. "Years ago, I would have
liked to go back to Michigan as coach," he said. "But after
Cliff Keen had left Michigan I was pretty well established
here."
IN THE SPRING of 1964, Nichols met the first of his
plethora of proteges - none other than current Wolverine
head coach Dale Bahr, when he came to Bahr's home on a

recruiting trip. Nichols visited Bahr several times, convin-
cing him to attend Iowa State.
Gable, whose 152-7-2 record at Iowa makes him The New
Legend, is another of Nichol's proteges. Gable wrestled un-
der Nichols for four years, running up an unbelievable 181-1-0
record before his graduation in 1971.
Describing Nichols' regime, Gable says "What he gave me
was an environment that was conducive to winning as long as
I was a very motivated athlete."
"I'VE TAKEN a lot of his things that I thought were very
good in the coaching aspect and tried to put them into my own
program. A big portion of my wrestling training for my
athletes has been patterned after Iowa State."
Bahr gives a similar critique of The Legend: "He's a very
organized person. I think his basic philosophy was to get a lot
of good kids in the room and to have 'em working with each
other all the time and learning from each other."
Nichols is a man of few words - he hardly ever talks accor-
ding to Bahr - and he says his secret to success is simply
"hard work." But his deeds have done more talking than the
most loquacious coach could ask for.
NICHOLS ESPECIALLY enjoys the one-on-one com-
petition of wrestling. "You're dealing with individuals and
you compete that way," he said. "You work with them as in-

in his last two showdowns. "We came close, 16-12, a couple of
years ago," said Bahr. "We feel this year's team has an ex-
cellent chance of beating Iowa State."
Bahr wouldn't mind beating up on them, to put it mildly:
"I'd like to beat Nick in a dual meet." he said. "It's nothing
personal, it's just the idea that you'd like to prove to the old
master that you can develop a team that can beat his team.
It's going to be my last chance to go head-to-head with him."
Nichols feels less pressured to succeed. "It's not any dif-
ferent than before. It's a meet versus Michigan. Dale wants
to get it done because it's my last year. It's gonna be hard to
beat Michigan because they're so strong in the first three
weights."
INDEED THEY are. John Fisher should have his hands
full with John Thorn (33-4-3), but the advantage at 118 and 134
goes to Michigan. Iowa State has a good chance of taking the
middle weights, with such names as 142-pound All-American
Joe Gibbons.
But Bahr gives his team the edge in the bulkier classes. "I
think our heavier weights are a tad bit tougher than theirs.
We've beaten their 67-pounder, their 77-pounder, and their
90-pounder."
According to Gable, the key for him and Bahr in taking on
Nichols lies in not getting emotional. "I really don't want to

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