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'11' Cagers Na me
Tilotson Tops Poinigfetters; r
Burton Paces Rebounders I

By RUDE DIFAZIO
Cool and easy Jack Lewis yes-
terday was voted captai of the
Michigan basketball team for
' t; 1958-59.
The junior guard from Chicago
succeeds center Pete Tillotson,
who was named most valuable
player for 1957-58.
Lewis undoubtedly aided his
cause with his standout play
against Iowa Saturday in the final
game of the season. In the last
three minutes he hit eight straight
free throws to insure Michigan's
95-92 victory over the Hawkeyes.
Lewis finished the season as the
Gym S uad
Seeks Cure
For ,Jitters
By TOM WITECKI
The Michigan gymnastics team
is practicing hard to improve on
the performances it gave the past
weekend in losing to Illinois and
winning over Indiana.
The squad's 76-36 defeat at flli-
nois was due in part to a great
performance by Illinois' Abe
Grossfeld and in part to the tense-
ness of the Wolverine gymnasts.
An all-around gymnast, Gross-
;feld took four firsts, a third, a
fourth, and a fifth in leading the
Illini to victory. Commenting on
the performance of the Illinois
star, Coach Newt Loken said,
"Grossfeld is the best all-around
gymnast in the country."
Tenseness Causes Slips
The tenseness of the Michigan
gymnasts led to many slips . and
falls which resulted in loss of
points .The tautness of the gym-
nasts was especally noticeable in
the trampoline :event where on
several occasions the Wolverine
trampolinists disqualied them-
selves by losing control of their
direction and landing on the edge
of the trampoline.
Theteam was a little more re-
laxed for Saturday's meet at In-
diana and cane out on top by
the score of 64-48. It should be
noted tht Michigan's two Big
Ten champions, Ed Gagnier and
Ed Cole, were unable to compete
in either meet because of injuries.
Squad Remains Busy
The squad has lost no time in
trying to improve on the past
weekend's performance. Monday,
normally a quiet day in the gym-
nastics practice room, was a busy
one this week as the entire squad
was hard at work polishing up
their routines.
Although he is still unable to
work out because of his chest in-
jury, Captain Gagnier attended
Monday's practice lending, his
moral support and giving helpful
hints to other gymnasts on how to
improve their routines.
The team will have two meets
against this weekend, facing Navy
Pier Friday night, and Wisconsin
Saturday afternoon. Both meets
will be held at the I-M building.

number four scorer on the team
with a 9.5 average for all 22
games.
Tillotson Averages 18.8
Tillotson finished the season as
the club's leading scorer with an
18.8 average. He was crosely fol-
lowed by M. C. Burton with 17.3.
In Big Ten play Tillotson was
sixth in scoring with 18.7, while
Burton was eighth with 17.4.
Burton had the top free throw
mark on the squad, hitting 111
out of 133 for 83.5 per cent. Last
season that would have placed
him in the top fifteen in the
country.
.He also led the team in re-
bounds.
1958-59 Prospects High
Prospects for next year received
a boost in the arm Saturday with
the play of guard Terry Miller.
The sophomore insurance sales-
man along with Lewis, could pre-
sent Coach Bill Perigo with a
policy providing the benefits of a
higher scoring guard duo next
season.
Outside.of the Big Ten schedule,
four of the teams Michigan played
have gone on to greater heights.
Only one of the four, Nebraska,
did the Wolverines beat, 81-57.
The Cornhuskers, however, in the
last two weeks have upset both
Kansas and Kansas State.
Pittsburgh in NCAA
Pittsburgh, who beat Michigan
in the first game of the season,'
72-62, played Miami (Ohio) last
night in the first round of the
NCAA mid-eastern regional tour-
nament and lost.
Wyoming, who dumped the
Wolverines, 78-66, over the Christ-
mas holidays, meets Seattle to-
night in the first round of the far;
west regional.
Butler, who trounced Michigan,
85-65, plays this week in the NIT.
Jim Mosby was named senior

STARS IN WIN;-Guard Jack Lewis (45), Michigan's new basket-
ball captain, is shown here as he scores two points against Iowa
in the season's finale last Saturday. Lewis' eight free-throws late
in the game put the contest on ice for the Wolverines.
Sigma Chi, ZIJ"T Win,
Advance in I Playoffs

By GARY GUSSIN
What started to be a tight de-
fensive battle turned into a con-
test to determine who could stay
hottest longest, as Sigma Chi edged
Sigma Nu, 24-23, in I-M social
fraternity "A" basketball last
night.
In the game, a semi-final match
in the first place playoffs, Sigma

manager for next year's basketball Nu took a slight 9-7 lead at the
season. half, only to see Sigma Chi surge
BIG TEN HONORS:
Two Recent Mat AwardS
Highlight Keen's Career

By AL SINAI
During his 33 yr. coaching ca-
reer at Michigan, Wolverine ,
wrestling coach, Cliff Keen, has
been thrilled many times by his
teams and as received many
honors.
"But my greatest thrill and
honor is having two of my boys
win the "Outstanding Wrestler of
the Big Ten Tournament" award
two years in succession," he said.
Keen has good reason to be
proud since this award is cer-
tainly a reflection of his coaching
ability. The two boys he was re-
ferring to were Mike Rodriguez,
an All-American and last year's
157-lb. Conference champion, and,
Max Pearson, winner of the Big
Ten 130 lb. championship two
years in a row.
Rodriguez Won Award
Rodriguez . capped his brilliant
career by winning the Outstand-
ing Wrestler award at last year's
Big Ten Conference meet, and
Pearson ended his active wrestling
in a blaze of glory by being
awarded the trophy at this year's
meet which was held at Cham-
paign, Illinois.

This year, Pearson wrestled
everywhere from 130 lbs. to 147
lbs. Only once did he wrestle at
his normal 130 lb. weight, and
that was against Michigan State's
Don Stroud, whom he defeated
easily.
"A fine team man," says Coach
Keen. "Max wrestled anywhere
we asked him to without ever
complaining."
Rodriguez wrestled out of his
weight, too, but not as much as
Pearson. Keen recalls the time
when the 157 lb. Rodriguez was a
sophomore and beat a 191 lb.
former heavyweight champion in
a dual meet.
Rodriguez's Style Unorthodox
Rodriguez's style was a bit un-
orthodox as compared with the
perfectionism of Pearson. Both
boys were great students of the
sport and possessed almost every
hold in the book.
"Rodriguez reacted so fast and
viciously in his matches that it
was a beautiful physical thing to
behold," says Keen. "Pearson was
scientific and methodical in his
ways, and did everything easily
and gracefully."

AP POLL (FInal)
1. W. Virginia
x. Cincinnati
3. Kansas state
4. San Francisco
5. Temple
6. Maryland
7. Kansas
8. Notre Dame
9. Kentucky
10. Duke

Pts.
1400
1214
981
935
910
852
501
479
358
350

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