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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1948
SCagers

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Up Big

Nine

Lead,

Trounce

Purdue,

46-35

Hi-Lites of Game That Put 'M' Cagers on Top
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Action. in Lead
Gaining Battle
By PRES HOLMES
The camera staff of The Micli-
igan Daily has combined with the
sports staff to present several
photo highlights of the Michigan-
Indiana basketball game, the
game which gave Michigan the
lead in the Western Conference
for the second time this year and
also marked the first time in over
two decades that a Wolverine
quintet has ruled supreme in Big
Nine .Basketball after the three
quarter mark in competition.
Michigan dumped the touted
Hoosiers, 66-54, in champion-
ship style and seem headed for
their first undisputed title in
21 years. The Wolverines had to
share their 1929 cup with Wis-
consin, and it is necessary to
go back to 1927 to find Mich-
igan in sole possession of the
Conference championship.
Then followed the lean years,
not only in financial circles, but
for Michigan quintets. They con-
sistently held the position of
the on-looker-occupying- a sec-
ond division berth perennially.
Then came the revolution, or
rather the renovation. To be even
more explicit Ozzie Cowles ap-
peared on the scene.
Last year, in Cowles' first sea-

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Harrison Dumps 13 Points
To Pace Wolverine Scorers

(Continued from Page 1)
in 16 points to lead all scorers for
the evening. He sent home four
buckets and two free throws in the
first half, but his mates trailed at
the intermission 28-20.
In fact, the first half developed
into quite a scoring duel between
Butchko and Mack Suprunowicz,
the cat-like Wolverine forward
and top point maker in Michigan's
three previous tussles.
Suprunowicz clicked for five
baskets out of 17 floor attempts
in the initial half. However, he was
held scoreless throughout the sec-
ond session.
Coach Ozzie Cowles' victorious
outfit moved along at a steady,
methodical pace in the first half,
never falling behind. Harrison's
set neatly swished the cords a few
seconds after the opening whistle
to start Michigan's drive to its
fifth straight conference win.
28 Per Cent
The Wolverines connected on 14
out of 46 floor shots in the first
half, and missed all its three foul
shot chances. Their over-all shoot-
ing for the night read 21 hits out

Halftime score-Michigan 28;
Purdue 20.
Free throws missed: Michigan-
McIntosh, Roberts, Harrison 3; El-
liott. Purdue-Williams, Axness 2,
Butchko.
BULLETIN
CLEVELAND, Feb. 23-(/P)---
The Cleveland Browns tonight
gave up draft rights to Bob
Chappuis, Michigan's great
halfback.
Details of the deal were not
revealed, but Coach Paul Brown
said the All-America Confer-
ence campions traded their
draft rights to Chappuis to an-
other Conference club for play-
ers to be named later.

of 5 attempts-for a 28 per cent
accuracy range.
Purdue cagers found the basket
on only nine occasions in the first
half, missing 25 floor shots. After
that, they could only hit on six of
their ensuing 41 tries-for a 22.7
percentage.
Michigan saw an early 12.5 lead,
dwindle until the Lafayette lads
climbed to within a two-point dif-
ference, 18-16, on Norrie Caudel's
leaping one-hander. That was the
closest Purdue ever came to the
league-leading Wolverines, for the
Ann Arborites found the target
again to zoom to a 28-20 edge at
half-time.
Purdue, which absorbed a hu-
miliating 98-54 thrashing at the
hands of Illinois last Saturday
night, missed the services of one
of its regulars, Capt. Bill Ber-
berian, a leg injury in the Illinois
tiff kept him out of uniform to-
night.
Dick Axness, he Boilermaker's
top offensive threat, was limited
to one basket and one free for his
night's work. You suggested it-
Pete Elliott guarded him pretty
closely.

Daily-Lipsey.
WEARING THE VICTORS' SMILE,... Don MacIntosh (10) and
Hal Morrill lead the way up to the Wolverine locker room.

JUST KIBITZING
By DICK KRAUS
Daily Sports Editor'

Daily-Lipsey.
WE'LL GIVE YOU A TIP... Bill Roberts (6) puts his height
to use and taps the ball out of Michigan territory. Don Ritter
(7) Hoosier Hot-shot watches and waits for his chance to net
a bucket.

son, Michigan garnered a .500 av-
erage in Conference play. Not im-
pressive, but good enough so that
the pre-season prophets in the
fall of '47 gave Michigan the
handle of "The team to beat."
Coach Cowles'quintet has
proved these would-be experts
correct. They are the team to beat
but only two teams have man-
aged to do it this season, and as
a result Michigan's cagers lead
the league.
The Wolverines had the Hou-
dini's worried at the beginnin-
of the season. They got off to a
wobbly start against Minnesota
by edging the Gophers 43-41.
Their second contest was against
the cellar-dwelling Wildcats and
Michigan lost this one 51-48.
It looked like Michigan was
on the way when they handed
the Wisconsin quintet their first
loss of the season with a 43-
38 upset. Then they dumped
Northwestern, but the following
week Ohio State wound up on
the long end of a 70-66 score
to give the dopesters and Mich-
igan fans another case of jitters.
With a record of 3-2 and Illi-
nois, Purdue, Indiana and Minne-
sota ahead of them things looked
gloomy for any title aspirations
the Wolverines might have had.
The cagers turned on the steam
though and won four straight to
capture the Conference pace-'
maker position.
Michigan has two games left to
play, since they retained their
league lead with their 46-35 win
over Purdue last night, and must
win them both to win an undis-
puted title. A split would give
them a tie and loss of both would
give Michigan the runner-up slot
behind Iowa's quintet.

FRITZ CRISLER, the nation's top football teacher is also just about
the nation's tops when it comes to handicapping winners, (coach-
ing winners, that is), and one of his selections-Mr. Ozzie Cowles-
bids fair to take all the marbles in this 1948 cage derby.
No one has been able to saddle a winner from this Michigan
basketball stable in a long long time, but Ozzie, the erstwhile top
dog of the Ivy League, has his entry out in front and winging as the
field turns into the home stretch.
When Cowles got here a year ago, he had Pete Elliott and Bob
Harrison from the 1945-46 squad, a long clumsy sophomore, Bill
Roberts, a transfer from Dartmouth, Boyd McCaslin, and a slightly
terrific, but green, freshman, Mack Suprunowicz.
For a whole year he schooled his charges chiefly on the niceties
of keeping the other guy from throwing the ball through the bucket.
Operating on the theory aimed at getting more shots than the
other guy, Ozzie worked on defense, defense and still more defense.
In the process he turned Pete Elliott into one of the best guards
in the business, converted Harrison into a better than average de-
fensive player without hamstringing his scoring abilities, performed
a remarkable teaching job on Roberts, turning the big clumsy New
York stater into an acceptable ball player.
With Suprunowicz, a great natural ball player, and McCaslin, this
quintet moved fast down the stretch of last year's campaign, closing
with a® brilliant victory over a tough Ohio State club at Columbus.
It only took a few games this cage year to show Cowles that
his club needed something. He found it in Don McIntosh, an I-M
league hotshot a year ago. Ozzie moved the 6-3 in. sophomore in to
the pivot slot on offense, dropped Roberts out to a forward spot,
which usually draws the enemy's biggest men away from the basket.
McIntosh, deadly accurate from around the free throw circle
with his hook shot, combines with Suprunowicz and Harrison to give
Cowles three consistent scorers.
Whether or not Ozzie's boys bring home the Big Nine bacon
by turning back Iowa next Monday night, there ain't no doubt about
the direction of Michigan basketball from here on out, it's up, straight
up.
Badger Five Beats Wildcats

Daly-Lmanian'
ON THE CHIN . . . Irv Wisniewski takes a hard one as the myriad of hands grope for the elu-
sive ball. Just in case you're wondering that's the ball in the upper right hand corner, not
the moon beaming eerily down.

Daily-Lmanian
UP IN THE AIR...?. Mack Suprunowicz catches Bud Watson (12)
of Indiana flat-footed as he leaps up to swish another two-pointer
for the Wolverines.

Big Nine Standings

Hold Those Bands !

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Iowa.........
Wisconsin......
Illinois .........
Ohio State ....
Purdue .........
Minnesota......
Indiana ........
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LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS
MICHIGAN 46, Purdue 35.
Wisconsin 59, Northwestern 54.
Ohio State 60, Indiana 45.
This Week's Games:
Illinois at Northwestern.
Purdue at Indiana.
Minnesota at Iowa.
Ohio State at MICHIGAN.

DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
.members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
urdays).
Notices

WINS POPULARITY CONTEST

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24,
VOL. LVIII, No. 98

1948

their new 1948 license numbers. If
students desire to retain their
driving privileges, the 1948 license
should be reported to Mr. Gwin or
Miss McDowell in Rm. 2, Univer-
sity Hall either by postcard, in
person, or by phone (6115).
College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts; Schools of Educa-
tion, Forestry, Music and Public
Health: Students who received
marks I, X, or 'no report' at the
close of their last semester or sum-
mer session of attendance will re-
ceive a grade of E in the course
or courses unless this work is made
up by March 9. Students wishing
an extension of time beyond this
date in order to make up this
work should file a petition ad-!
dressed to the appropriate official
in their school with Rm. 4, Univer-
sity Hall where it will be trans-
mitted.
Student Loan Frints: All re-
maining prints will be displayed
in Rm. 206, University Hall the
week of February 23 from 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. for students wishing to
rent a picture or to secure an ex-
tra print for the semester. Rental
fee, 50 cents. Each student must
present his identification card.
Varsity Debating: All debaters
check bulletin board, 4th floor,
Angell Hall.
Tle Board of Examiners of the
Newark, N. J. Board of Edu-
cation, announces examinationsi

for teachers in Kindergarten and
Elementary Grades. Applications
must be filed by March 1. For fur-
ther information call at the Bu-
reau of Appointments.
University Community Center,
Willow Run Village.
Tues., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Garden
Club. New members invited.
Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Wives'
Club Board; 8 p.m., Plays and
Games Group.
Thurs., Feb. 26, 8 p.m., The Arts
and Crafts Group.
Sat., Feb. 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.,
Wives' Club Tea for new wives at
WRV.
Lectures
Thomas M. Cooley Lectures.
General topic: "Our Legal Sys-
tem and How It Operates. Sec
end Lecture: "Operation of Stan-
dards," by Burke Shartel, Professor
of Law. 4:15 p.m., Tues.. Feb. 24,
Rm. 120, Hutchins Hall. The pub-
lic is invited.
University Lecture: Grove Pat-
terson, editor-in-chief of the To-
ledo Blade, will speak on "The
Fifth Freedom" at 8 p.m., Wed.,
Feb. 25, Rackham Amphitheatre.
The lecture is open to the public.
Mr. Patterson will also address
journalism students on "Social
Responsibilities of the American
Newspapers" at 3 p.m., Rm. E,
Haven Hall. Coffee hour, 4 p.m.
in the News Room.
(Continued on Page 4)

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Bulletin
HOUGHTON, Mich., Feb.
23-(/P)-Michigan Tech scored
in every period to win an easy
4 to 0victory over Colorado Col-
lege in a hockey game tonight.
* * *
Michigan will face each team
twice in completing its 1948
season.

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Wisconsin kept alive its slim Big
Nine title hopes by coming from
behind to down Northwestern, 59-
54, while OSU's revitalized Buck-
eyes defeated favored Indiana, 60-
45.
The Badgers were forced to
overcome three Wildcat leads in
the second half, but Bob Mader,
Wisconsin forward scored 14 of his
evening's total of 19 points to

lead the Cardinal and White to
victory.
Scoring honors for the night,
however, went to a Northwestern
guard, Bill Sticklen. A long shot
artist, >ticklen dropped in 23
points.
At Columbus, the Buckeyes
promised Michigan a tough con-
test, as they trounced Indiana,
60-45, to gain their fourth consec-
utive Conference triumph.

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