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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, February 28, 1980--Page 9-
HAWKEYEING NCAA BID

Lacklester Iowa hosts

By STAN BRADBURY
Iowa coach Lute Olson said before the
basketball season started, "Our team
will be built around the talents of Ron-
nie Lester with the ball." Well, it hasn't
quite turned out that way as the poten-
tial All-american guard has missed
over half the year with a knee injury.
The Hawkeyes have been able to win
without Lester. They have depended on,
and received, outstanding play from
their 'other' players - especially Steve
Krafcisin, Kenny Arnold, and Kevin
Boyle.
WITH OR without Lester, the
Hawkeyes are going to be tough tonight
in Iowa Field House when they face the
Michigan Wolverine hoopsters. And the
Hawkeyes say they can taste a bid in
the NCAA, even with their 8-8 con-
ference record (17-8 overall).4
"If we win our last two (they host
Illinois on Saturday) I think we have a
good chance of going to the NCAA tour-
nament. If we're not on the 48 top teams
that they (the NCAA selection commit-
tee) pick then I'll eat the microphone,"
said Olson in a recorded interview.
The sixth-year mentor continued, "I
think we have the type of ballclub that
can compete with anybody and I
thought you could see that at Ohio State
last week when we only lost by one point
because of poor free throw shooting.
"BUT WE have had a lot of problems
against Michigan," Olson understated.
The Wolverines have beaten Iowa 10 of
the last 11 meetings and six straight
years in Iowa City.

As much as Iowa wants a victory,
Michigan wants it as much or more.
"We certainly would like to win one (of
the two remaining games) because that
would make us reach all our goals that
we started for at the beginning of the
year," said Michigan Coach Johnny
Orr.
Michigan set out to: Improve their
record from last year; improve their

things and they're still battling
Orr added that Krafcisin, Ar
Boyle would be the backbon
Iowa attack, even though it is
Lester could make his retur
hardcourt after practicingv
team all week.
Krafcisin, a 6-10 junior cen
been the biggest surprise of th
He leads the balanced Hawkey

THE LINE UPS

Michigan
." 9quite a bit in picking up the slack in the
nold and absence of Lester. Arnold has hit foi
e of the 12.3 p.p.g. and is the team leader in
possible assists with 107 for the year. Boyle, a 66
n to the forward known for his defense, has hit
with the for an average of 12.1 p.p.g. during his
sophomore season while leading the
nter, has team in steals.
he group. Joining Boyle in the Hawkeye from,
ye attack line is Steve Waite, who has ably used
his 6-10 frame to pull 6.2 rebounds per
contest and score an average of 7.4
points.
Getting the starting nod in the absent-
ce of Lester in the backcourt is 6-5
freshman guard Bob Hansen - more
known for his steady ball handling than'
his 5.5 p.p.g. scoring average.
le (40) MICHIGAN WILL continue to go with
ie (42) the same starting five which featurs
te (52) the improved scoring of guard Johnny
;in (54) Johnson but the lagging point produc
ld (30) tion of Mike McGee. During McGee's
en (34) scoring slump, which started over two
games ago in the second half of the
Michigan State game, he has fallen .1
points behind Jay Vincent in the Bi
Ten scoring race.
,erage in Orr did make note of one ming
oints per change in the team. He said that Mark
ative also Bodnar has moved up to the number
one guard off the bench.
has done

(40)
(45)
(15)
(24)
(34)

MICHIGAN
Mike McGee....
Thad Garner .....
Paul Heuerman..
Marty Bodnar ....
Johnny Johnson ..

IOWA

(6-5).
(6-7).
(6-8).
(6-3).
(6-4).

.F.
,F.
.C.
.G.
.G.

. .(6-6) ...... Kevin Boy
. .(6-10),... ..Steve,Wai
. .(6-10) .. Steve Krafcis
. .(6-2) .... Kenny Arno
. .(6-5) ...... Bob Hanse

:Daily Photo
WOLVERINE CO-CAPTAIN Marty Bodnar (24) lays in an easy two earlier
this season. The consistent play of the two-time Big Ten all-academic guard
is the main reason Michian is at the threshold of post-season play. The
Wolverines face Iowa tonight.at 8:30 on channel 50.
Blue places two on
afll-acadeicBig Ten

Big Ten record over last season; and
earn a post-season tournament bid. A
victory at either Iowa or Minnesota
would ensure the completion of all three
events, that is if the National In-
vitational Tournament officials in New
York don't foul things up.
ORR SAID, "I think we're going to do
a good job and hopefully get one of the
games. Iowa's tough because of their
quickness. They've had some injury
problems, but they've overcome these

in scoring (four players av
double figures) with a 12.3 p
game average. The Chicago na
leads the team in rebounding.
ARNOLD, A quick guard,1

Orr sees Mli

ichigan

I

Big Ten Scoring Statistics

Michigan cagers Marty Bodnar and
Paul Heuerman were among those
selected to the 1980 Big Ten all-
academic basketball team, selected by
midwest writers and broadcasters this
week.
Bodnar was the Big Ten's second
leading vote-getter with 94, behind Nor-
thwestern center Mike Campbell (113).
This year's team includes three
elections from last year's squad in ad-
dition to a choice from the 1978 quintet.
Those returning from 1979 are Bodnar
(3.6 GPA-economics), Iowa's Steve
Waite (3.4-finance) and Rob Judson
(3.5-education) of Illinois. North-
' western's. C2amp ell (3.9-economics)
-was one of thegnedia's =choices in 1978.
Heuerman (3.4-communications) is
the lone newcomer.
Purdue supplies three players to the
second team with Keith Edmonson,
Mike Scearce and Brian Walker, the
atter a first-team selection in 1979.
, Also named to the second team were
Indiana's Glen Grunwald and Brian
Gibson of Northwestern.
Other Big Ten basketball performers

cited for their excellence in the
classroom and accorded honorable

1. Vincent, MSU...............
2. McGEE, MICH...............
3. Matthews, WIS ..........
4. Carroll. PUR..............
5. Williams, OSU .................
6. Gregory, WIS ..................
7. Johnson, ILL ..................
8. Ransey, OSU ...............
9. McHale, MINN ................
10. Krafcisin, IOWA.............
11. Carter. IND.................
12. Roberson, NU..............
13. Thomas, IND ..................
14. Campbell, NU .................
15. Charles,MSU..................
16. Smith, ILL................
17. Hall, MINN.................
18. Arnold. IOWA..................
19. Boyle, IOWA.................
20. Edmonson, PUR............
21. Stack, NU ................
22. Kellogg. OSU ...............
23. Scott, OSU.......... ......
HEUERMAN, MICH.........
25. Morris. PUR ...................

FG-FGA
132-262
139-308
115-246
116-251
122-229
103-246
115-249
102-206
105-208
95-172
89-153
96-171
83-160
92-163
86-127
70-139
81-150
72-171
82-169
74-164
78-182
7 1-178
73-135
63-119
64-131

Pct
.504
.451
.467
.462
.532
.419
.462
.495
.520
.552
.582
.561
.519
.564
.677
.504
.540
.421
.485
.451
.429
.398
.540
.529
.489

FT-FTA
86-112
58-86
78-91
66-99
49-74
79-106
40-59
42-56
34-46
46-77
48-64
30-42
51-71
28-35
36-68
67-79
40-54
52-69
28-43
42-54
27-38
35-44
29-36
49-63
46-60

Pct
.768
.674
.857
.667
.662
.795
.678
.750
.739
.597
.750
.714
.718
.800
.529
.848
.741
.754
.651
.778
.711
.795
.805
.778
.767

Reb
127
66
43
145
146
137
128
69
141
120
67
54
59
94
128
87
32
52
104
62
81
115
44
124
81

Pts
350
336
308
298
293
285
270
246
244
236
226
222
217
212
208
207
202
196
192
190
183
177
175
175
174

Avg
21.9
21.0
19.3
18.6
18.3
17.8
16.9
15.3
15.3
14.8
14.1
13{9
13.6
13.3
13.0
12.9
12.6
12.3
12.0
11.9
11.4
11.0
10.9
10.9
10.8

HI
36
30
30
28
26
27
26
19
27
23
22
27
28
21
24
21
22
27
24
22
21
19
18
17
29

NIT bid in the bag
By ALAN FANGER possible first-round gamf
The Michigan basketball coaching March 5 or 6, at a site to bE
staff and several sources within the
Athletic Department said yesterday Michigan is currently t
they're confident the Wolverines will place in the Big Ten with
receive a National Invitation The Wolverines have an-
Tournament (NIT) bid, regardless of of 1540.
the outcome of their two remaining
games.
"I think we're going to get the (NIT) W PACE
berth whether we win them (the The University of Michig
games) or not," said head coach of the Society of Autor
Johnny Orr yesterday. Michigan plays gineers presents a
at Iowa tonight and at Minnesota es
Saturday. Iowa and Minnesota are also
candidates for post-season tournament For studentsi
bids. the general p
NIT officials 'said they have advised 7:00 P.M. Thurs., Ma
the University Athletic Department to Rm. 325 West Engine
begin the printing of tickets for a

e to be played
i determined.
ied for fourt
an 8-8 record
overall marl
gan Branch
motive En-
Gass
and
Fublic'
arch 13
eering

Bodnar
... academic athlete
mention include Illinois' Kevin
Westervelt, Iowa's Greg Boyle,
Michigan State's MichaelLongaker,
Northwestern's Brian Jung and Steve
Walker of Purdue.

FIELD GOAL
G
1. Charles, MSU .... 16
2. Carter, IND...... 16
3. Campbell, NU 16
4. Roberson, NU ..16
5. Krafcisin, IA ..... 16
6. Hall, MINN....... 16
7. Williams, OSU ... 16
8. McHale, MINN .. 16
9. Thomas, IND ...16
10. Vincent, MSU 16
11. Ransey, OSU .... 16
12. Boyle, IOWA ..... 16

AVERAGE

FG
86
89
92
96
95
81
122
105
83
132
102
82

FGA
127
153
163
171
172
150
229
202
160
262
206
169

Pct
.677
.582
.564
..561
.552
.540
.532
.520
.519
.504
.495
.485

REBOUND
1. WIlliams, OSU ..
2. Carroll, PUR ....
3. McHale, MINN..
4. Gregory. WIS ..
5. Johnson, ILL ....
Charles, MSU .....
7. Vincent, MS ....
8. Tolbert. IND .....
9. Krafcisin, IOWA
10. Kellogg. OSU ..
11. Chrnelich, WIS...
12. GARNER, MICH

AVERAGE
G No Avg
16 146 9.2
16 145 9.1
16 141 8.8
16 1:17 8.6
16 128 8.0
16 128 8.0
16 127 7.9
16 121 7.6
16 120 7.5
16 115 7.2
16 112 7.0
16 110 6.9

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MICHIGAN MAY MAKE IT:
Choosing NIT field -no easy task

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BY ALAN FANGER
This Sunday, at 2 p.m. or a few short
minutes thereafter, Pete Carlesimo will
become a victim of circumstance.
For about 50 to 55 minutes, he will
(wildly shuffle papers, scribble names
and numbers, and engage himself in a
igorous debate with four other men,
WHEN THE smoke clears around 3
p.m., he will emerge with a list of the 32
teams which will be invited to play in
the National Invitation Tournament
(NIT).
Carlesimo, who is the NIT selection
committee chairman, says that he
doesn't particularly enjoy working
'under the gun" on a Sunday afternoon.
In fact, if it wasn't for the secret inner
workings of a little old tournament run
by the NCAA, he could finish his
weekend in a relaxed state.
Carlesimo and his committee base
much of their selection process on the
expected choices- the NCAA committee
will make at 2 p.m. Sunday. But expec-
tations and reality often part company,
he woefully admits.
"We (the committee) are often very
surprised by the selections," said
Carlesimo. "We have to try and guess
what they're going to do.4
"Last year, we were surprised with
at least five of their selections."
CARLESIMO CITED several factors

"We're certainly interested in Iowa,
Michigan, and Minnesota, and we're
also looking at Illinois," said
Carlesimo. "We could also consider
Wisconsin, if, let's say, they win both of
their games.
"It all depends on several things. It
looks like the NCAA will definitely take
three teams. I have a feeling it could be
four. It's going to depend upon what
,Big Ten Standings

Indiana and Northwestern killed any"
hopes the Spartans had for receiving a
bid.
If the Wolverines lose to both Iowa
tonight and Minnesota on Saturday,
they will remain in strong contention
for a bid, according to Carlesimo. Now
that the NCAA tournament has expan-
ded its field to 48 teams, "We feel we
can justify double losses," he said.
Furthermore, Carlesimo and sources
within the University Athletic Depar-
tment indicated that Michigan, if given
a bid,rmay play its first-round gamein
Crisler Arena, despite the fact that
most University students will be out of
town for Spring Break.
"If we can't find a neutral site, then
the team with the better record of
drawing crowds will be the host team,"
said Carlesimo.
ALTHOUGH Michigan has drawn an
average of slightly more than 11,000
fans per game at Crisler (2,600 less than

capacity), Carlesimo said any teamf
that draws more than 9,000 fans to its
home games would be considered as a
possible game host.
The first three rounds of the NIT
will be played at various sites
throughout the country, with pairings
determined by region. The semi-finals
and finals will be played in New York's
Madison Square Garden March 17 and
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Conference

Ohio State ....
Indiana ......
Purdue .......
Iowa .........
MICHIGAN ..
Minnesota ....
Illinois......
Wisconsin ....
Michigan State
Northwestern

W
11
11
10
8
8
8
7
7
6
4

L
5
5
6
8
8
8
9
9
10
12

Overall
W L
19 6
18 7
17 8
17 8
15 10
15 10
17 11
15 12
11 14
9 16

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f tot

Feb. 18-29

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Tonight's Games
Illinois at Northwestern
MICHIGAN at Iowa
Michigan State at Minnesota
Ohio State at Purdue
Wisconsin at Indiana

1ateImj iiiel
gathering place

happens in the next few days."
A WEEK earlier, Carlesimo
speculated on a possible Michigan-
Michigan State rematch in the tour-
nament's opening round. But losses to

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