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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, loss

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEN

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1953 PAGE SEVE?4

Kentucky, Duquesne Press
Hoosiers for Cage Laurels,

M' Cage Season Recalls
Memories of 1948 Title

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By WARREN WERTHEIMER
Indiana, Kentucky, or Du-
quesne; who will rule the collegiate
basketball world during the 1953-
54 season?
Most exp'erts, including the AP
pollsters, agree that the nation's
t top team will come from one of
these three, but it's when they
have to decide which one that all
the trouble arises.
qi * *
THE HOOSIERS have both the
first and second five back from
last .year's squad which captured
the Big Ten crown and then went
on to take the NCAA title.
Leading Coach Branch Me-
Cracken's cagers will be two
All-Amerjcans, 6-10 Don Sch-
lundt an 6-3 Bob Leonard, the
"Mr. Inside" and "Mr. Outside"
of the Indiana attack. Chuck
j Kraak, Dick Farley, and Burke
Scott round out the first team
which averages 6-4.

_ .. _

The Wildcats of Lexington are
returning to the basketball wars
after a year's absence brought
about by an NCAA suspension.
* * .*
IN 6-4 Cliff Hagan and 6-3
Frank Ramsey, the 'Cats have a
one-two scoring punch that can
be duplicated by few teams in the
country. Hagan, for his size the
best pivot man in the nation, toss-
ed in 51 points in Kentucky's '53-
'54 season opener.
The Iron Dukes of Pittsburgh
also boast a pair of All-Ameri-
cans, Jim Tucker and Dick Rick-
etts, standing 6-8 and 6-7 re-
spectively. Both are 20-point
average scorers and rank amofg
the country's top rebounders.
In addition Duquesne has a fine
crew of sophomores including
Siugo Green a 6-3 jumping jack
who, combined with Ricketts and

BOB LEONARD
. :. Hoosier floor-leader

and they've already upset powerful
Kansas this season, 69-65.
* * *
IN THE NEW Atlantic Coast
Conference, North Carolina State
led by Mel Thompson and Dave
Gotkin will rule the roost, with
most of their opposition coming
from Wake Forest, Duke and
North Carolina.
Unheralded Richmond may be
the surprise team in the South-
ern Conference but they'll have
to get past a good West Vir-
ginia five.
In the East, Duquesne will have
opposition from LaSalle and its
great All-American, Tom Gola.
Holy Cross, sparked by Togo Pa-
lazzi, Seton Hall and a dark horse
Niagara team will be near the
top. Cornell rates the role as pre-
season favorite in the Ivy League
with Yale close behind.
* * *
KANSAS and B. H. Born are the
choices in the Big Seven with arch
rival Kansas State accorded the
best chance of stopping them. Ok-
lahoma A&M and St. Louis are
the standouts in the Missouri Val-
ley, but keep an eye out for Wich-
ita and Cleo Littleton.
The topsy-turvy southwest
Conference should see TCU and
Rice in the thick of the title pic-
ture, while out on the Pacific
Coast California, UCLA, Oregon
State and Santa Clara are your
powerhouses.

By PHIL DOUGLIS
With the advent of the 1953-54
basketball season, manyaMichigan
cage fans naturally search into
the dark recessess of their minds,
trying to find out when the Wol-
verines last won a Western Confer-
ence cage title.
To set the faithful straight.
Michigan's last title was captured
in the 1947-48 season.
THE GAME that clinched the
hardwood championship was held
on March 2, 1948, when the rugged
Iowa Hawkeyes, sparked by All-
American Murray Weir, rolled into
Yost Fieldhouse .
Big Bill Roberts centered a
team that had Bob Harrison and
Pete Elliott at the guards and
the Mac Suprunowicz-Don Mc-

Intosh combine at the forwards.
It was this lineup that drove the
Wolverines into a comfortable
29-22 lead at half time, but the
Iowans came back in the second
half to tie it all up at 31-31.
It was here that Michigan show-
ed its resourcefulness by putting
subs Hal Morrill and Boyd Mc-,
Caslin in for Harrison'and McIn-
tosh. The subs effectively bottled
up Iowa's little thorn, Wier, and
the Wolverines marched on to a
51-35 victory that resulted in a
Big Ten title.
Delirium seized Ann Arbor,
Cowles was carried high above the
crowd on the shoulders of the
players, a special post game rally
was held at Hill Auditorium, and
Michigan was truly the "Champion
of the West,"

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Tucker, will give the Dukes the
best rebounding outfit in the land.
The Big Ten is expected to be
just about the strongest confer-
ence in the nation. Besides In-
diana, Illinois with 6-9 John
Kerr and Minnesota led by Ed
Kalafat and Chuck Mencel will
rank with the country's best
fives. Right down the line the
Western Conference is loaded,
LSU and Tulane figure to be
Kentucky's challengers for the
Southeastern Conference crown.
The Tigers with their 619 All-
American Bob Pettit probably will
be the No. 1 contenders, but Tu-
lane has a veteran team returning

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YEAR IN '54:

Michigan Football Attendance
Sags but Still Rates with Best

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Athletic Director H. 0. "Fritz"
Crisler quickly dispels the doubts
many had as they sat in a half-
filled Michigan Stadium week after
week during the past football sea-
son.
It was easy, sitting in the stad-
ium and recalling the packed
houses that consistently watched
the Wolverine gridders just a
few short years back, to wonder
what had happened to Michigan's

havn't yet been compiled) for
the six home games was the low-
est on the local scene since
1945, yet was sufficient to rank
the Wolverines among the grid-
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