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FAIDiAY, JAN 19, 145 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Hawkeyes Average 67.5 Points per Game;
Ives, All-Conference Forward, Leads Scoring

By BILL MTLLENDORE
As one of the hottest Big Ten
basketball races in recent years en-
ters a crucial phase, an underdog
Michigan quintet entertains unbeat-
en Iowa at 7:30 p. M. today in Yost
Field House, determined to upset the
high-flying Hawkeyes and remain
in the title free-for-all.
With two defeats already on the
record in four games played, the
Wolverines will retain only a math-
ematical chance for Conference hon-
ors if they lose to Pops Harrison's
veteran five. By upsetting the
Hawks, Michigan could stay in the
running,cprovided that the other
outfits continue their practice of
surprising the favorites.
Iowa Rated Tops
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's squad
has a hard job cut out for itself
against the Iowans, who are curren-
ly rated as the number one aggrega-
tion in the nation, by virtue of hav-
ing overwhelmed eight straight op-
ponents. In running up their vic-
tory string the Hawks have aver-
aged a phenomenal 67.5 points per
contest, while holding their foes to a
meager 36.1.
Boasting three veterans from last
year's five, which lost the Confer-
ence championship in the closing 70
seconds of the final game of the
campaign, plus two former members
of a National champion Utah Uni-
versity quintet of two years ago, Iowa
will enjoy a tremendous advantage
in experience over the Wolverines
when the two teams take the floor.
tonight.
Ives Leads Three Veterans
The trio of veterans is headed by
Dick Ives, leading Conference scorer
last winter and unanimous all-Big
Ten selection at forward. Ives again
is pacing his team in scoring, with
a total of 114 tallies in eight games,
an average of 14.2 per outing.
Co-captains Ned Postels and Jack
Spencer are the other two returning
members of the first five. Postels
teams with Ives at forward, while

Spencer holds down a guard posi-
tion.
The Utah duo is made up of the
two Wilkinson brothers, Clayton and
Herb. Clayton operates' at center,
and is seriously threatening Ives'
domination in the scoring column.
He has 104 points to date, and has
outpointed his teammate. in Iowa's
two previous Conference games. Herb
pairs up with Spencer at the other
guard spot, rounding out the start-
ing quintet.
Hawkeyes Have Two-Inch Advantage
Coach Harrison's first combina-
tion will enjoy an approximate two-
inch height advantage over the Wol-
verines, which should give Iowa am-
ple opportunity to use its favorite
fast-breaking tactics. The Hawks
also probably rate an edge in shoot-
ing skill on the basis of their amaz-
ing point output.
To meet the threat Oosterbaan
will adhere to the same lineup which
has started the last three contests.
Bob Geahan, who ranks second ~1
Big Ten scoring with 40 points in
four games, will be at one forward,
with John Mullaney at the other.
Veteran Don Lund is expected to
start at center, and Walt Kell and
Don Lindquist at guards complete
the first five.
Following tonight's tilt, Michigan
will trek to Columbus for a return
game with Ohio State tomorrow eve-
ning. The Bucks took the measure
of the Wolverines earlier in the
season. winning 44-41 in overtime..
Mama Takes Over!
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18.- (A)-1
Mrs. Fritzie Zivic, mother of three
children and wife of the former world
welterweight champion now in the
Army, disclosed today she had been
granted a promoter's license in Penn-
sylvania.
"It's just until Fritzie comes
home," she explained.

MERT CHURCH
Returning Star
oSwim Again
For Michig~an
Mowerson To Start
Against Northwestern
"Bob Mowerson, former member
of the 1936-37 swimming team which
captured National honors in 1936,
and both National and Conference
Championships in 1937, will swim
against Northwestern tomorrow,"
Matt Mann jubilantly announced to-
day.
Admitting that he was very pleas-
ed to have another freestyler of the
same calibre as Church and Fries to
place in the relays, Mann explained
that Mowerson had just returned
from the South Pacific, having been
discharged from the Army because
of malaria, and is now working for
his Masters.
Mowerson, who swam on the same
team as Tomski, Emmett, and Kir-
ar, was accustomed to swimming all
distances in the freestyle. However
he was most proficient as anchor
man in the 300 yard medley and 400
yard freestyle relay.
Mann declared that the addition
of another distance freestyler to the
1945 Wolverine roster will probably
mean a lot of unexpected points, be-
All students wishing admission to
the Northwestern Meet on Satur-
day, January 20, must present
their identification cards and pay
fifty cents. The meet is scheduled
to start at eight o'clock.

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cause Mowerson, who will be used
primarily in relays, will be able to
replace either Mert Church or Chuck
Fries in one of the two relays, and
thus give them sufficient rest to ex-
cel in the 50, 100, and 220 yard free-
style events.
The big question in the Wildcat
meet is still the outcome of the back-
stroke heats. Northwestern, which
centers most of its power around
Bob Tribble, last season's Big Ten
Champ in the 150 yard backstroke
event %nd Jack Sampson and John-
ny Whiston also promising back-
strokers, will try to notch up most
of their points in this delpartment.
Opposing them will be Wolverines:
Gordon Pulford, Bob Munson, and
Jack Pulkman. Pulford, who in the
Great Lakes meet was entered in the
opening leg of the 300 yard medley
and the 400 yard freestyle relay, be-
cause of Mowerson's return to the
freestyle relay, will probably be
able to go back to his old specialty
in the 150 yard backstroke.
Munson. who is voted by Mann as
one of the most improved men on
the squad will most likely enter the
300 yard medley relay, while Pulk-
man will team up with Pulford to
try and break the Wildcat Backstroke
strength.
(Conn and Quit,'
Joe Louis Says
CAMP SHANKS, N. Y., Jan. 18-
(P)-Staff Sgt. Joe Lewis, world
heavyweight boxing champion, said
today that "It's true that I am go-
ing to defend my title only once
after the war and that Billy Conn
will be my opponent."
The London edition of the Stars
and Stripes will say tomorrow in an
article by Pvt. Tony Cordaro, for-
mer Des Moines, Ia., boxing writer,
that Louis intended to fight only
once-against Conn-and then quit
the ring.

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