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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 22, 1980-Page 7
Iowa and Purdue: NCfinalists?

* Can the Cinderella


One of the characteristics of the
annual NCAA basketball tournament is
the appearance of at least one "Cin-
derella" team-an under-rated team
that was not thought tQ be a contender
' or the title-in the final four.
Last year the Cinderella team was
Penn. Seeded next to last in the East
Regional, the Quakers fought their way
to the regional crown, only to be rudely
disposed of by eventual national cham-
pion Michigan State.
This year's final four contains not
one, but three teams that weren't con-
sidered among the pre-tournament'
favorites. Purdue, UCLA and Iowa.
q urdue is ranked twentieth in the
ation while the Bruins and Hawkeyes
are nowhere to be found on the national
charts. Louisville, ranked number two
behind DePaul, is the only team left in
the tourney that was thought to be a
legitimate contender.
So while Purdue and UCLA battle it
out in one of today's semifinal games,
Iowa, must contend with the high-
flying Cardinals. But playing against
e best should not seem like anything
new to coach Lute Olson's Hawkeyes.
Iowa has already disposed of such gian-
ts as third-ranked Syracuse and num-
ber 11 Georgetown..
The question is, how much longer can
Ronnie Lester and his mates continue
to dispose of the cream of the college
basketball world? Probably not too
much longer.

pull it out?
The Cardinals of Denny Crum showed
last week that they are the best team in
the final four by totally devastating
LSU, 86-66. Under the leadership of first
team All-American Darrell Griffith,
Louisville appears to be at the peak of
their game right now.
Even Crum can't hide his optimism
about his squad. "This has been an out-
standing team," said Crum. "They've
far exceeded the expectations that I
had for them at the beginning of the
If Iowa, listed as six point underdogs
going into the game, are going to upset
the Cards, it will most likely be Lester
leading the way. The senior guard from
Chicago's Dunbar High has spent about
half of this season on the bench with a
knee injury, but when he has been
healthy, the Hawks have only lost one
game. In addition to Lester, another
positive factor on Iowa's side is the fact
that no one outside the Big Ten has been
able to beat them. At least not yet.
Olson recognizes the fact that his
team is a decisive underdog. "This
week in Indianapolis they'll probably
be talking about the other three teams,
but that's all right," said Olson. "These
guys (Iowa) just won't quit. I don't
think they know how."
So with nothing to lose and everything
to gain, the Hawkeyes must be looking
forward to today's game.*-But for the
fourth place team in the Big Ten, it's
going to be an uphill battle.
Prediction: Louisville by 10.
High School Basketball
Willow Run 65.Flint Beecher 60
Saginaw-Eisenhower 61. Wyoming Rogers 56
Grand Rapids S. Christian 79. Bronson 62t
Reed City 56, Ecourse 55
Exhibition Baseball
Montreal 9.Detroit(B)
Minnesota 5, New York Mets I
Texas 6. Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 1. Chicago White Sox 7
Toronto 6. Philadelphia (B) 5, 11 innings
Kansas C'iy 9. Cincinnati :3
Boston 7. Los Angeles 6
St. Louis 10. Houston 4
Milwaukee 14. Cleveland :
Oakland 2, Seattle 0I
California .Xhicago:l
San Diego 1. San Francisco 0
Pittsburgh 6. Detroit (A) :3
Baltimore 14. New York kA )o

Purdue faces Kili and The Kids

It will be Kiki and The Kids vs. Joe
Barry and the Wrecking Crew.
The UCLA Bruins, unranked and
fourth in the Pac-10, will take on the
Purdue Boilermakers, 18th ranked in
the bountry and third in the Big Ten,
Saturday in the NCAA semi-finals at
Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.
Neither team was given a chance to
advance to the illustrious "final four,"
but 'through excellent coaching and
some fine team play, the two teams
have been able to stifle the od-
The two teams do have a contrasting
syle of play. UCLA relies on the
cumulative efforts of its entire team
while the fortunes of Purdue rise and
fall with the performance of 7-foot-1 All-
American center Joe Barry Carroll.
So far in this tournament, the senior
from Denver has been able to rise to the
occasion. He has scored a total of 89
points in four games for an average of
22.1 ppg and alto has cleaned off the
boards for an average of nine rebounds
a contest.
Purdue head coach Lee Rose knows
the value of his big man and intends to
use him to the utmost.
"He's the franchise," said Rose. "It's
very important that we go to Joe Barry
as often as possible. He's gotten us this
far so it makes sense to stay with

something that works."
This is the second team that Rose has
led to the semi-finals. In 1977, he
coached surprising North Carolina-
Charlotte to an upset victory over tour-
nament favorite Michigan and earned a
trip to Atlanta to play in the semis, only
to lose to eventual champion, Marquet-
It is difficult to imagine UCLA being
considered a Cinderella team con-
sidering their past national champion-
ships but such is the case in this year's
NCAA's. Quite a fury erupted when the
Bruins were chosen for the tournament
over Pac-14 third place finisher,
Washington State.
However, that was forgotten when
the Uclans upset top-ranked DePaul,
77-71, -during the - second round. That
victory was attributed to timely free-
throw shooting near the end of the
game. Many observers considered that
win a fluke and that they would meet
their match against the more physical
Ohio State Buckeyes.
But once again, the Bruins laughed in
the faces of their detractors by
defeating the Bucks, 72-68. They advan-
ced to the semis by thoroughly handling
the Atlantic Coast, Conference com-
petition, Clemson, 85-74.y
Why has the Bruins performance
been such a shock? Two of their starting
five are freshmen and they play with a 6

foot 6 center.
First-year backcourt players, Rode
Foster and Mike Holton have matured
with experience as the season wore
down. Foster averaged 11 points a
game during the regular season.
During the tournament, he's averaged;,
15 points.
The biggest surprise has been the
play of Michael_ Sanders in the pivot.
The 6-6 sophomore has averaged 16
points a game in the NCAA's and just
under 12 rebounds. The team is led by
senior third-team All-American for-
ward Kiki Vandeweghe and senior for-
ward James Wilkes.
UCLA assistant coach Keith Glass
was naturally concerned about his ;
team's lack of height on the front line.
"We're always concerned about our Y.
smallness but we've played well with
bigger teams since we installed San-
ders into the lineup," said Glass.
"Remember Ohio State and Clemson
both had extremely big forward but we
handled them."
"We'll probably put Wilkes on Carroll,.,
since he's probably our best defensive
It's obvious that Joe Barry Carroll
will.dictate who will win this game. If
he gets at least 25 shots off today, the
Boilermakers will waltz their way into
the finals Monday night.

... Hawkeye sparkplug

Moeller returns to
Bop's footbal staff
Gary Moeller, the former Michigan defensive coordinator who served
as head football coach at Illinois the last three seasons, has returned to Bo
Schembechler's staff as the Wolverines' quarterback coach, the Daily lear-
ned yesterday.
Moeller replaces Don Nehlen, who became the head coach at West
Virginia last December.
SCHEMBECHLER ALSO named Lloyd Carr, an assistant to Moeller the
last two season, as 4he-new defensive backfield coach. Carr replaces Jack
Harbaugh, who left last week to become the defensive coordinator at Stan-
In three years at Illinois, Moeller compiled a 6-24-3 record. He was
released shortly after the completion of the 1979 season and was replaced by
former California head coach Mike White.
CARR SERVED AS defensive back coach at Eastern Michigan before
joining Moeller's staff in 1978. Prior to his Eastern assistantship, Carr ser-
ved as head coach at John Glenn High School in Westland.
THE RETURN OF MOELLER and the addition of Carr completes
Schembechler's organization of his staff for the 1980 season. The Wolverine
coach earlier named former Michigan middle guard Tim Davis as middle
guard and defensive tackle coach.
While Schembechler was doing some shuffling among the coaching
ranks, he received some somber news concerning wolfman Stuart Harris.
Harris suffered a knee injury during conditioning drills early in the week,a
and the speedy junior is expected to miss the duration of spring practice.
Prepsters tip-off

Euro peans
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-Offi- in the issue and estim
cials of 18 Western European Olympic dorses President C
committees meet here Saturday to request it would lead
discuss a possible boycott of the Olym- by many Western E
pic Games in Moscow. But before the tees.
conference began, some officials said
they do not expect the meeting to OTHER EUROPE
produce a firm position on a boycott. fered similar commen
"One shouldn't expect too much of Col. F. Don Miller,e
Saturday's meeting," Robert von Bose, of the USOC, will a
director of the Dutch committee, told meeting here.
the Associated Press on Friday. "I amhere as an
He predicted his Western European called upon, I will gi
colleagues will continue their wait-and- the USOC," he said Fr
see attitude until the U.S. Olympic Twenty-two West
Committee (USOC) has made up its committees have been
mind about a boycott. the meeting, but four
"AS LONG as the USOC doesn't say dora, Greece, Portug
"no" to participating in the Moscow not be here.
Games, we (Western European com-
mittees) will wait with our decision." A SPOKESMAN
He said the USOC holds a key position Olympic Committee,

mated that if it en-
Carter's boycott
to similar moves
uropean commit-
AN officials of-
executive director
attend Saturday's
observer and, if
ve the position of
ernm European
n invited to attend
r-those from An-
al and Italy-will
for the Belgian
the organizer of

are scheduled to be held from July 19 to
Aug. 3 in the Soviet capital.
Adrien vanden Fede, secretary-
general of the Belgian committee, said
he's hoping a meeting of European
committees scheduled for Rome in May
will produce a final position on any
boycott action.
He and Miller said Olympic officials
worldwide are discussing privately a
range of conditions the Soviet Olympic
Committee must meet before they can
agree to attend the Moscow Games.
Saturday's meeting comes on the
heels of a meeting of Western European
sports ministers in Strasbourg at which
only the Netherlands, Great Britain and
Portugal supported boycott action.

to. boycott?

Blue players score
in Al-Star voin
A number of Michigan players were included in the results of the Denver
Post WCHA All-Star team, as the 28th annual rankings were released yesterday.
Making the second team was forward Murray Eaves, the 5-10, 185 pound
sophomore from Windsor, Ontario. Eaves also finished third to Minnesota's Tim
Harer in the Most Valuable Player category.
Paul Fricker, the frosh sensation in the net for the Wolverines this year,
finished second in the balloting for Outstanding Freshman honmors, behind the
16.5 points of Aaron Broten of Minnesota, and missed winning an Honorable Men-
ton for best goaltender by a mere one point, as Bob Iwabuchi from North Dakota
won with 33 points to Fricker's 32.
Dan Lerg, the senior from Southfield, was awarded an Honorable Mention, as
the Michigan forward finished in eighth place in the voting with 12 points. Team-
mate Bruno Baseotto also received recognition for his outstanding play this
season, as he wound up twelfth in that category with 5 points.
Two Wolverine defensemen scored points in their category, as junior Tim
Manning from Dearborn Heights finished eighth with 9 points and junior John
Blum from Warren wound up tenth with a 6 point total.
Michigan coach Dan Farrell garnered fourth place honors in the Coach of the
Year voting, ending up behind Brad Buetow of Minnesota, John Gaspalrini of Nor-
th dAkota and Jeff Sauer of Colorado College with 9 points.
League champion North Dakota dominated all aspects of the rankings, as the
first and second sting All-Star teams included four North Dakota players in their
ranks. Members of the first team were Wisconsin's Roy Schultz (goalie), Dave
Feamster of Colorado College (defense), Howard Walker of North dAKOTA
(defense), Tim Harrer of Minnesota (forward), Mark Taylor of North Dakota
(forward), and Greg Meredit of Notre Dame (forward).
The only repeater from the 1978-79 All-Star team as Feamster, who was a
second team choice last year. Of the seven underclassmen on last year's team,
four left the WCHA this season to play in the Winter Olympics-Mark Johnson
(Wisconsin), Mark Pavelich (UMD), and Steve ChristOff (Minnesota) for the U.S.,
and Kevin Maxwell (North Dakota) for Canada.

the meeting, said the non-participation
by those four committees is unrelated
to the boycott question.
Miller said the three-day USOC
meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo.,
which starts April 11, may not produce
an American decision whether to go to
Moscow or not.
THE USOC, he said, yke any other
Olympic committee, has until May 24 to
make up its mind. The Olympic Games

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TAKING STOCK March 24--7:30 p.m.
Conference Room 5--Michigan Union
This session will explore the meaning of "Responsible Patriotism." What is
patriotism? Are there things worth killing for? Worth dying for? What
authority do you respect?

Ypsilanti Willow Run and Saginaw
W senhower advanced to the Michigan
igh School Athletic Association Class
B Championshipes at 11 a.m. today, and
Grand Rapids South Christian and
Reed City will battle it. out for the
Classs C title at 8:30 today in Crisler
The Class A and D Championships
will also be played in Crisler at 2:30 and
7:30 p.m. respectively.
In the opener, Willow Run jumped out
to a 17-11 first quarter margin but Flint-
Beecher came back to take a 34-29 half-
time lead. Carl Banks, Beecher's fine
senior forward, scored 14 of his game-
high 21 points in the first half.
Johnnie Bailey of Willow Run tied
Banks for the scoring honors with 21,
despite sitting out much of the first half,
came on strong to lead the Flyers to a
-60 victory.
Saginaw Eisenhower knocked off
Wyoming-Rogers 61-56 as cold shooting
plagued the Golden Hawks, Eisenhower
shot a torrid 61.5% from the floor as
compared to Rogers' 39%.
The game's leading scorer and

reboudner, Steve Chappell of Rogers,
scored 17 points and grabbed 15
rebounds. Troy Davis of Eisenhower
led the Commanders with 16 points, all
on long range field goals.
i The Sailors of Grand Rapids South
Christian used 38 points and 12 reboun-
ds from 6-8 Paul TenBrink to trounce
the Bronson Vikings 78-62 in the first
Class C semifinal game. TenBrink
scored 25 in the second half as South
Christian built up leads of as many as 25
"I think they were intimidated by our
big men," said victorious coach Tom
Dykema. "Rebounding has been our
strong point all year and it was
In the nightcap, number one ranked
and undefeated Reed City nipped Ecor-
se 56-55 on a free throw by Chuck
Holmquist with less than one second
remaining. Holmquist was fouled by
Ecorse's John McPhaul in a wild
scrabble after a missed free throw
Scott Fredrick, who had tied the game
on his previous charity toss.
"We didn't play good basketball, but
Ecorse had something to do with it,"
said Reed City mentor Jerry Ernst.


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