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Saturday, March 14, 1964 THE ANN ARBOR NEWS Page Thirteen

Michigan Cage Tam One Step Closer

By Wayne DeNeff

has fallen and Michigan ap-
pears to be the team to beat
for the National Collegiate
Basketball Championship.

That's the way it looks here
in Minneapolis where the Wol-
verines pounced on defending i
NCAA champion, Loyola of'
Chicago, for an 84-80 victory
last night.

Tonight, the spirited Wolver-
ines, having just played one of
their finest games of the sea-
son, will take on the tourna-

One Down


Miller 7 2.5 16 Tregoning 7 0-0 14
Rouse 5 2.3 12 Darden 4 1-1 9
Hunter 11 3-6 25 Buntin 9 8-10 26
Egan 3 4-5 10 Cantrell 3 6-8 12
Coleman 7 3-4 17 Russell B 5-8 21
Wood 0 0-0 0 Pomey 0 0-0 0
Manzke 0 0-0 0 Myers 1 0-0 2

Totals 33" 14^23 80 Totals 3T 20^7 84

LOYOLA .---.,---._ 3A 44—80
MICHIGAN —„,---- 43 41—84

( LOYOLA (37): Rouse 14, Miller 7,
Hunter t, Coleman 6, Egan 3, Wood 1.

MICHIGAN (47): Tregoning 14, Buntin
13, Russell 7, Darden 6, Cantrell 3, Myers
3, Pomey 1.


LOYOLA (18): Hunter 5, Egan 5, Cole-
man 3, Miller 2, Rouse 2, Wood 1.

MICHIGAN (19): Tregoning 5, Dar-
den 4, Buntin 4, Cantrell 2, RusseH 2,
Pomey 1, Myers 1.

OFFICIALS: Lou Bello and Philip Fox.
ATEN DANCE: 9,948.

Deeken 5 0-1 10 Haley 7 1-1 15
Conley 7 3-3 17 Hilt 4 A.7 14
Nash 4 2-3 10 Storey 8 3-6 19
Mobley 8 1.1 17 Jackson 11 3-5 25
Kron 0 0.0 0 Gilt 1 1-3 3
Ishmael 1 0-0 2 Davis 1 5-7 7
Adams 0 0-0 0 Werick 0 0.0 0
Emory 5 1-3 11 Barry 0 0.0 0
Harper 1 0-1 2 Buck 0 0-0 0
Schoes 0 0.0 0
Brown 1 0.0 2

Totals 31 7-12 69 Totals 33 19-29 85

KENTUCKY ——-„—— 24 45-69
OHIO U „—-....__-—....40 45—85


KENTUCKY (38): Deeken 14, Nash 9,
Conley 5, Mobley 5, Embry 2, Kron 1,
I'lhmael l. Harper 1.

OHIO U (45): Jackson 11, Hilt 9,
Storey 9, Haley 7, Gill 5, Davis 3, Brown


KENTUCKY (20): Conley 5, Deeken 4,
Nash 3, Mobley 3, Tmbry 2, Ishmael 1,
Adams 1, Harper 1.

OHIO U. (ID: Hilt 4, Gil! 3, Davis
2, Haley 1, Jackson 1.

OFFICIALS: Louis Eisenstein and
Steve Honzo.


ment's cinderella team, Ohio
University (21-5), for the Mid-
east Regional championship.

Ohio, which had to go into
overtime to win the Mid-Amer-
ica Conference championship
and then into overtime again
to win a subregional game
with Louisville on Tuesday,
took a surprising 85-69 decision
over listless Kentucky in last
night's other game here.

A victory tonight will send
the Wolverines packing next
weekend for the semifinals and
finals to be played at Kansas
City Friday and Saturday.

Tonight's game, which starts
at 10 p.m. (Ann Arbor time),
will be telecast over Channel
4 and will be broadcast over
Ann Arbor stations WUOM
and WAAM. The Channel 4
telecast will be picked up at
11 p.m.

Michigan (21-4), playiny a
tough defensive game and
overpowering Loyola on the
backboards, 47-37, led almost
the entire contest but the
Ramblers were poised defend-
ing champs even in the face of
defeat. They kept up relentless

Coach Dave Strack's Wolver-
ines were more than a match
for their pursuers, however,
beating them back each time
they attempted to gain con-

The last five minutes were
packed with excitement as the
Ramblers suddenly cut the
Michigan lead from 74-64 to
74-70 on successive baskets by
the tournament veterans, Vie
Rouse, Ron Miller and Leslie

Cazzie Russell, dunked a
pair of free throws to make
it 76-70 but Miller countered
with another basket and Jim
Coleman got one driving down
the middle. Coleman was
called for charging in the play
and Capt. Bob Cantrell gave
Michigan a three-point 77-74
margin by dropping the free
throw in with 2:52 to play.

Larry Tregoning made a
beautiful steal to give the Wol-
verines possession at 2:43.

Michigan called time out and
returned to play looking for
the high percentage shot. Tre-
goning saw the opening and
drove for the basket making
the lead, 79-74.

When tough little John Egan
fouled Russell in an attempt
to get the ball with only 1:30
to play, Russell put the Wol-
verines in front, 81-74, by sink-
ing two in a one-and-one situa-

It looked like it was all over
but the Ramblers were far
from dead.

Rouse quickly retaliated
with a two-pointer, 81-76, and
an intentional foul was made
on Cantrell. Cantrell connected
on one of the two shots
awarded him to make it 82-76
at 1:10.

The Ramblers stormed down

the floor, put up a quick shot
and missed, but Hunter was
there with a tip in and it was
82-78 with about a minute to

Russell then twice missed
opportunities from the free
throw line. Rouse fouled by
T-t-i ••(.nine;, made it 82-80 with
l throws with :22 sec-
onds to play. The foul was the
fifth on Tregoning.

With 10 seconds left, Hun-
ter fouled Cantrell in a last
desperate bid to get the ball
but Cantrell made both free
throws to put the game out of

In addition to brilliant de-
fensive play, Strack got bet-
ter scoring balance which he
had been hoping for. Center
Bill Buntin and Russell were
leaders as usual with 26 and

SQUEEZE PLAY: Michigan's Cazzie Russell (in middle)
is caught between Chicago Loyola players John Egan (11)
and Ron Miller (42) as all three go for the loose ball in the
second period of the Mideast Regional Tournament game
which Michigan won, 84-80, at Minneapolis.

21 points, but forwards Trego-
ning and Oliver Darden com-
bined for 23 with Tregoning
netting 14 and Darden get-
ting nine. And Cantrell
chipped in with 12.

Another factor in the vic-
tory was Michigan's sudden
zone defense in the last few
minutes which bothered the
Ramblers. Strack credited as-
sistant coach Jim Skala for
suggesting the move after
Tregoning, Darden and Bun-
tin each had four fouls.

"What really helped us was
moving into a zone," said
^ Strack. "Then Tregoning stole
' the ball and this turned out
to be the critical moment for
us. Loyola Coach George Ire-
land said he didn't feel too
bad losing to a team like
Michigan. "We lost to a good
tf'flm. There is no disgrace

losing to Michigan," he

''I think if there is anything
contributing to our loss, it was
our poor shooting in the first
half," said Ireland. Loyola
shot .355 in the first half,
hitting on 16 of 45 field goal
attempts. Michigan, mean-
while, hit on .459 in the first
half on 17 field goals and in
37 shots.

For the game, Mic'r
shooting percentage Wo

73) while Loyola's was

. (33-88). Michigan made
up for its one less field goal
by scoring on 20 free throws
on 27 attempts to Loyola's 14
of 23.

Loyola's fast break was
well-contained and the Ram-
blers were never permitted to
get running like they have
against some foes.

Ireland gave Egan (5-10)
the defensive assi°niT>o"t on
the outstanding re,
Russell (6-5V2) and ^o"" did
a good job of keeping the ball
away from Russell in the first
half. In the second half, with
Miller taking Russell part of
the time, the Chicagoan got
loose for 17 points.

Tregoning played perhaps
his best game for Michigan
and it could not have come at
a more ouoortune time. In

addition to scoring 14 points,
Tregoning took down 14 re-
bounds and three of his bas-
kets were tip-ins.

Loyola (21-6), going into to-
night's consolation game with
Kentucky (20-5) at 8 p.m.
(Ann Arbor time), found out
early it would have trouble
driving on the Wolverines.
They effectively ganged up
on any Rambler when he
started for the basket. They
banged down seven shots,
three in a row in the first half.

High scorer for Loyola was
Hunter with 25. The other four

starters also were in double
figures but Cantrell held the
high-scoring Egan to 10.

By hitting on just about
all of their early shots, the
Ramblers jumped to a 12-6
lead. Michigan, with Darden
scoring seven points, had it
tied 14-14 after six minutes.
Then a tipin and a short
jumper by Tregoning made it
18-14 and the Wolverines
never lost the lead. They led
by as much as 14 in the first
half and by 11 in the second
half. Halftime was 43-36.

Egan and Hunter fouled out

late in the game.

In the first game, Ohio Uni-
versity had control of both
boards and played the Ken-
tuckians off their feet. Slick-
working guard Jerry Jackson
fired in 25 points while Ken-
tucky's Larry Conley and
Jerry ': shared their
team's a honors with
17 each.

Cotton Nash just didn't play
like an All-America for the

The Bobcats consistently
had position on rebounds and
shot .485 to Kentucky's .388.