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THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1948

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Michigan

Faces

Holy

Cross

Cagers

Tonight

Hoop Nationals
To .Be Broadcast
Local basketball fans will get
a chance' to hear the Wolver-
ine-Holy Cross NCAA clash to-
night when John Rich of
WHRV takes to the airwaves
at 9:30 p.m.
Rich will utilize the facilities
obtained from the American
Broadcasting Company by Ned
Irish, tournament director. Fol-
lowers of the Michigan cagers
throughout the season will be
able to cheer them on as they
attempt to subdue the Crusad-
ers in Madison Square Garden.
The youthful WHRV an-
nouncer began his- basketball
broadcasting career last Janu-
ary 17 when he aired the Min-
nesota clash. Since then Rich
has broadcast all Wolverine
home games and during the
Iowa tilt his voice reached ls-
teners over seven stations.

Wolverines Ainto Dethrone
NCAA Titlists in Initial Tilt
Scribes Give Crusaders Four-Point Edge;
Pete Elliott Given Task of Halting Bob Cousy
By BOB LENT,
1ily Associate Sports Editor
EN ROUTE TO NEW YORK-Tonight's the night Coach Ozzie
Cowles puts the mid-western version of his particular brand of bas-
ketball on display before 18,000 fans in Madison Square Garden when
his Big Nine champs square off against the defending NCAA titlists
from Holy Cross.
Apparently bowing to the propaganda of Eastern cage superiority,
sportswriters in this section of the country have done little pounding
of the Wolverine victory drums. But the Garden's betting clientele
have made the Crusaders a cautious four-point favorite.
Backers of the Maize and Blue point to several factors that show}
Michigan's case is far from hopeless.
(1) One of the biggest myths circulating in these parts (that Holy
Cross has practically a home floor advantage) can be counted out
since the Crusaders haven't played a single ball game in the Garden
__ _ -- this season._

CA GER' S DREA1 RE. LIZED:
Harrison Leads Quintet
In Garde pTournatment
ByIRWI ZCKER ~~~~-~~~~~~~ ~~
y Rstate after graduating from high
Ever since he started scoring school with All-State basketball
baskets in Toledo schools, Bob laurels in 1945. Returning from a
Harrison has cherished the camp that sumer, Bob delayed
thought of playing some day on
the famous hardwood of Madison ..
Square Garden..
This dream will comc tr u
Thursday evening when the Wol-
verine cage captain leads his Big
Nine champion teammates against
Holy Cross in the NCAA elimina-
tion play-offs.t
"With the exception of Boyd

Don Robinson
Appointed New
Jayvee Coach
It was announced yesterday af-
ternoon that Don Robinson would
assume the duties of Jayvee
Coach and also act as scout for
the Wolverine football team next
year.
He succeeds George Ceithaml.
who has moved up to the back-
field coaching spot. Robinson and
Ceithaml were teammates on the
1941 and 1942 football teams.
This announcement leaves only
the end coach spot vacant in the
shakeup that has taken place on
the Michigan coaching staff.
Robinson played halfback in
'42. '43, and '46 before he grad-
uated in February of 1947.
In 1942 and 1946 lie was an
outstanding member of the Wol-
verine baseball squad. He was
elected captain of the 1943 team,
but entered the service before the
season rolled around.
He worked for a year at an in-
dustrial firm in Royal Oak, prior
to his appointment on the Wol-
verine coaching staff. His pres-
ent home is in Detroit, Michigan.
NIT CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Louis 65, NYU 52.
Consolation:
Western Kentucky 61, De-
Paul 59 (overtime)

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(2) It's true, the Crusade
high-scoring outfit has scor
over 100 points in two gam
but against who? Williman
State Teachers College andS
Anselm's. Against Grade A co
petition the Crusaders had
more believable 54 point ave
age. Michigan averaged
points in 12 Western Conferen
games.
(3) With the small Garden fl
and a height advantage of alm
two inches per man, Cowlesv
have a chance to put one oft
country's best defenses to good
On the Holy Cross side oft
ledger is a ball club that is ess
tially the same one they ra
through last year's tournam
with wins over Navy, CONY a
Oklahoma to clmax the sea
with 23 straight wins. The o
change in this year's starting li
up is Bob Cousy who moved
from the scrubs to becomet
squad's top scoring ace with a 1
average in 26 games.
The job of stopping Cousy w
undoubtedly fall to Pete Ello
Elliott is a specialist in stoppi
high scoring aces, but it
doubtful if (except in the case
Murry Wier) he has hada
tough a job as he will be fac
with tonight.
Even if Elliott stops Cousy',t
Wolverines still have to cont
with one George Kaftan. The t
lest cager in the Crusaders' sta
ing line-up, the 6'3" Kaftan b
last year's finals wide open w
a 30-point effort and holds a
point average for this season.
Forward Drmott O'Connell a
Guards Joe Mullaney and Fra
Oftring round out the starting i
which is currently sporting a
game winning streak. Al-Amet
can honors on the team went
Cousy who made the Coaches' s
ond team and Kaftan who m
the third team.
The game offers an interes
ing parallel in, the careers(
rivals coaches, Alvin (Doggi
Julian and Cowles. Both came
schools whose cage fortunes h
reached a low ebb.
In 1945 Julian inherited a te
that had won only 25 games in
starts in the previous six years.:
first year at Worcester, Mass. p
duced a 12-3 record and the fi
lowing year he had a Natio
champion. In three years, H
Cross has won 63 and lost 9 un
Julian.
Cowles came East from Da
mouth to a Michiga team t
hadn't even gotten within first
vision shouting distance of the:
Nine title, and in two year's tur
out. a Western Conference cha
pion. Cowles' Dartmouth tea
had a personal mastery over H
Cross, winning five of the
games they played.
Tonight Ozzie hopes to mak
six out of seven.
Championships in the Inte
national Center basketba]
tourney will be held Saturda
March20 at 4:00 p.m. as t
Turks face the Europeans f
the title.

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ROBERT COUSY
man to watch.

~'M' P'ucks ters
Relax on Trip
To Icee Playoff
Outlook Brighlteled
By Greer'sEligibility
By B. S. BROWN
(Special to The Daily)
ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUN-
TAIN ROCKET, March - 17-
Michigan's sixteen man hockey
squad started on the last leg of
its journey to Colorado SpringsM
four hours ago when it left Chi-
cago after being tendered a lunch-
eon by the Michigan Alumni Asso-
ciation at the Windy City Uni-
versity Club.
Arriving in Chicago three and
n nhalf hnu cni.rfii ln s+

McCaslin, none of us has ever set
foot in the Garden," says Harri-
son. "It's a new experience for the
rest of us-but we have tremen-
dous team spirit to make a good
showing anywhere."
Loss Provides Spark
The deadly-shooting Wolverine
guard, who gained All-Conference
honors this year, believes "the boys
really started to click" when Ohio
State handed them a 70-66 set-
back on the road Feb. 2.
"Even though we lost that one,
the team showed plenty of scoring
punch in the second half," he
added. "That was the touch we
needed to spark our offense the
rest of the season."
With confidence in their well-
balanced attack, the Wolverines
went on to chalk up a string of
eight straight victories.
Harrison Consistent
And it was Harrison's consist-
ent scoring that figured promi-
nently in Michigan's successful
championship drive. He deposited
140 points in 12 league tussles to
finish five tallies behind Mack
Suprunowicz, the team's top Con-
ference scorer.
However, in over-all competi-
tion this year, the Toledo-bred
cager was the biggest gun for the
Wolverines, sinking 221 points,
seven more than Mack, who played
one game less.
Runner-Up
Last year, Harrison finished be-
hind Suprunowicz in team produc-
tion. During the 1945-46 cain-
paign, his freshman year, he was
also runner-up in squad scoring,
trailing Glen Selbo.
He almost went to Michigan

BOB HARRISON
... leads team in Garden match.
* * *
his trip to East Lansing mainly be-
cause he didn't have enough bag-
gage to pack all his personal be-
longings.
The delay enabled him to think
more about coming to Michigan.
His high school coach, his friends,
and his mother (by far his most
avid fan) advised him to head for
Ann Arbor.
Michigan cage fans have been
thankful ever since.

Tom McNaII

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a- one nazinaours after thiwr depart-
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16 they were welcomed by 1Iomnr Eble To A ic
Hattendorf inembers of the board
nd in control of athletics and Harry 4Ki .fr W -M Ifles
tnk Kipke, former Wolverine grid, . .L E AIU~i
five cage and diamond star. Coacht
19 Vic Heyliger who was introduced An all campus gymnastics meet
eri- to the 150 alumni by Hatt endorf will be held tomorrow at the Intra-
to presented each member of his mural Building, Coach Newt Loken
ec- winning aggregation and gave a announced yesterday.
ade brief sketch of their accomplish- Competition in six single events
ments during the seasonand one all-around event has been
Discuss Cagers planned and anyone eligible to
of Back on- the train after the I compete in the I-M program may
e) luncheon the mid-Western hockey try his skill. Loken announced that
to champs showed little concern over ' 35 men already have signed up for
ad the forthcoming play-offis as thy the tourney to be held in the gym-
sat around discusir fl a 1,10Mich- nasYics room at t he Irtramiirat
igan basketball teams' clm tCc's ill Building.
am the Madison Square Garden tour- Loken stated that Fred Knight
73 nament this week-end, studying on the side horse, Gordon Leven-
His advance school assignments and son in the tumbling event, Edsel
ro- playing bridge. Buchanan on the trampoline and
fol- Heyliger expressed his satisfac- Pete Barthell in the all-around
nal tion with the National Collegiate event will be the men to watch.
oly Athletic Association's reversal on He went on to say that competi-
der the Ted Greer eligibilhty decision. tion would take place in the high
"It was all a misunderstand- bar, side horse, flying rings, paral-
trt- ing," Heyliger said. Ted hid, lel bars, tumbling, and the tram-
hat played two years for us when belpoline.
di- was in the Navy at Michigan but ; The all-around event, which in-
Big the ruling states that a man to be eludes the scores of five of the six
ned eligible shall not have played more other events has drawn four com-
im- than three years as a civilian stu- petitors. Seven men will compete
ms dent l ifor trampoline honors while five
oly PhysicallyFit!men will compete in high bar, fly-
six The entire squad is physically ing rings, and tumbling. Six will
fit following the plague of in- engage in the parallel bar compe-
e it juries that struck the Wolverines tition while three are listed for the
in the final games of the season. side horse event.
Jack McDonald, goalie had suf-
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i last game of the campaign with SERVICE WITH A SMILE!
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THURSDAY, March 18 - 9:30 P.M.
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WHRV
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