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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily 4
full court
PRES

Tuesday; January 27, 1981

Lack of consistency ... ..i
. . mark of Big Ten

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UPI Top
1. Oregon St. (31) 15-0.............680
2. Virginia (7) 16-0 ................557
3. DePaul 16-1 ....................497
4. LSU (2) 17-1 ....... .........489
5. Kentucky 13-3 ..................351
6. Wake Forest 15-1 ...............336
7. Arizona St. 14-2.................324
8. Utah 17-1.......................258
9. Notre Dame 12-3 ................246
10. UCLA 11-3 ......................177
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11. N. Carolina 14-4......... 171
12. Iowa 12-3 ......................141'
13. Maryland 13-4 .......... ...100
14. S. Alabama 16-2 ................94
15. Tennessee 13-3....... ..........93
16. Brigham Young 15-3 ............71
17. Indiana 11-7 ..................63
18. Kansas 14-2......................62
19. Connecticut 13-2 ...............48
20. MICHIGAN 12-3 ................45

By GREG DeGULIS
Sitting on a nondescript table in a rather bare
room in one corner of anitquated St. John Arena,
All-Big Ten center Herb Williams met with the
press in a casual atmosphere following the
Buckeyes' 69-63 defeat of Michigan Saturday
night. Sensing Williams' jovial mood and aware of
the giant center's easy-going nature, the mid-
western.scribes conducted a court-side chit-chat
with the OSU center which revealed a lot about the
current Big Ten season.
What got Ohio State going in the second half?
Did the crowd help. at all? Was this your best
game? Are you as surprised as we (media)
are over the Big Ten upsets? Do the team
members follow the conference race closely?
THE QUESTIONS asked, as well as the incon-
sistent play of the Buckeyes, symbolize. what has
been the norm over the first third of the Big Ten
season - we have come to expect the unexpected.
Atcording to Wolverine mentor Bill Frieder, the
Buckeyes possess "the finest front line in college
basketball," yet Ohio State has floundered for
much of the season with a 9-6 record. With a 4-2
record in the Big Ten, though, the Buckeyes find
themselves tied for the conference lead with Iowa,
Purdue and Indiana.
Why? There exist a few explanations, including
the numerous home losses in the conference so
far, the balance among the top seven league
squads, and the intense team defense played in the
Big Ten.
Home sweet home?
The home court advantage received a lot of at-
tention before the Big Ten season as one of the

main ingredients for victory in the conference.
Last year, the Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers
captured only four road wins but took all nine
home games to finish 13-5. This season, every Big
Ten team has lost at home, shattering the myth
that the champion must not falter in friendly
surroundings. Michigan, winner of two overtime
contests at home, succumbed to the Iowa
Hawkeyes at Crisler Arena on January 17 for the
Wolverines' only loss in Ann Arbor.
IN AN EPIDEMIC of the home-court blues last
weekend, Iowa, Purdue, and Illinois all lost on
their own hardwood to continue to buck the trend.
"If the home team goes out there unprepared,
they're going to lose," explained Frieder. "The
kids are mentally tougher, and being on the road
doesn't seem to bother them as much."
At Ohio State, however, the St. John Arena
crowd's exuberance about the Buckeyes' awesome
shot-blocking transformed into OSU's "sixth
man," to steal an Al McGuire term, and the
Scarlet and Gray completely dominated the un-
dersized Wolverines for a five-minute stretch.
Shot after shot had "Rejection' written all over it,
and the shouts of coach Frieder became exercises
in futility. Even the unemotional Williams let fly
with a jubilant fist amidst the roars of the Buckeye
faithful as a reminder that there's still no place
like home.
Another explanation for the squeeze-box con-
ference bottleneck lies in the balance that exists
among the top seven Big Ten teams. Thus far, no
team has displayed any consistency or dominance
over any other. The NFL cliche of "on any given
Sunday" now applies to "on any given Thursday
or Saturday" for the Big Ten.

Up for grabs
"THE BALANCE IN the league is a real credit
to the conference," Williams related. The roller-
coaster play of conference leaders Ohio State and
Iowa must give gray hairs to Eldon Miller and
Lute Olsen (although the latter has quite a head
start). The Hawkeyes, after handily disposing of
Michigan and Indiana on the road, suddenly got
lost in the cornfields of Iowa City and were beaten
by Minnesota, 60-48.
Yet another reason for the topsy-turvy Big Ten
start is the excellent team defense played by most,
of the clubs. In the nationally-televised Indiana-
Ohio State contest, the entertaining announcing
team of Dick Enberg, Billy Packer and McGuire
frequently commented on the ferocious team
defense displayed by the two Big Ten squads. It
was refreshing to see good defense, Packer en-
thused.
As any Michigan fan will attest, the respective
defenses of Iowa and Ohio State thwarted
Michigan's attack. With Kevin Boyle setting the
example, the Hawkeyes scrambled all over the
floor to force Michigan out of its offense. In
Columbus, the shot-blocking of Williams and
Clark Kellogg turned away any semblance of an
inside game for Michigan. The result: Two con-
ference losses and a 3-3 mark in Big Ten play.
So, after one third of the Big Ten season, the
recipe for the conference title appears to be game
preparation and intense team defense. Sounds like
it comes out of an Indiana cookbook.

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BIG MEN' ROLL TO VICTORY:
'M' pins Illini Purdue

By CHUCK JAFFE

All season long Michigan wrestling coach Dale Bahr has
been waiting for a performance like the one his team gave
last week. The grapplers, who exhibited so much early
season promise only to struggle through their schedule,
dominated two dual matches over Big Ten opponents Purdue
and Illinois on Friday and Saturday nights.
The three heaviest positions scored the most points for the
Wolverines. Bahr described Rob Rechsteiner, Pat McKay,
and Eric Klasson as "the most consistent wrestlers on the
team, along with Joe McFarland. Those guys are our back-
bone."
The three biggest grapplers recorded two wins, one by pin,
in the two dual matches. Rechsteiner raised his record to 15-5
with a decision against Purdue and a pin against Illinois.
One-hundred ninety-pounder McKay and heavyweight
Klasson both scored pins against their Purdue opponents and
decisions over the Illini grapplers. Klasson raised his per,
sonal record to 20-3, which ties him with McFarland for most
victories on the squad.
McFarland scored decisions in both his weekend matches,
as did Nemir Nadhir, while 167-pounder Steve Pierce won his
match against Purdue.

PINNING IT DOWN: Michigan lost two wrestlers per-
manently last week. According to Bahr, Bob Siar has drop-
ped out of Michigan for academic reasons, while co-captain
Bill Konovsky was dismissed from the team. Siar and Konov-
sky both wrestled effectively for the Wolverines last year
prior to suffering knee injuries . . . Bahr expects Larry
Haughn to finally challenge Bill Goodill at 134 pounds this
week. Haughn has been kept out of action this year for a
number of reasons, the latest of which is a bout with the flu ...
Mike DerGarabedian had 'his arm taken out of a cast on
Friday and could wrestle as, early as next week.
DerGarabedian suffered a cracked bone in his elbow a month
ago . . . Pierce will take over for Konovsky at 167 pounds.
Pierce has wrestled at 158, but Bahr recently moved Nadhir
to 158, where he ways the latter wrestles better. Pierce is
considered somewhat small for 167 pounds, but his perfor-
mance against Illinois proved to Bahr that he can do the job.
.. The Indiana match, which was supposed to be held last
Thursday at Indiana, was cancelled. Most of the Indiana
wrestlers were sick, so the team will try to reschedule the
match ... The Wolverines square off against Michigan State
this Frid1ay at Crisler Arena. The Spartans edged the
Wolverines earlier this year by an 18-16 score.

Sports on Tap
HOCKEY
January 30-31 at Colorado College
MEN'S BASKETBALL
January 29 at Northwestern
January 31 at Wisconsin
MEN'S GYMNASTICS
January 31 MICHIGAN STATE,
7:309p.m.
February 1 WISCONSIN, 1:30 p.m.
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK
January 31 at Western Michigan
Relays
MEN'S SWIMMING
January 30 INDIANA, 7:30 p.m.
SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING'
January 31 at College Association
Meet, Columbus
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
January 27 at Wayne State
January 31 INDIANA STATE,
2 p.m.

Jana
Janu

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
ury 31 at Windy City
Invitational, Chicago
WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK
ary 31 WESTERN MICHIGAN
6 p.m.

Intramural Top Ten: Basketball
Women's
ERNITY 'A' 4) Pathogens Fraternity Dazzlers 38, TKO Limited 17

FRATI

1) Alpha Phi Alpha
2) Beta Theta Pi
3) Zeta Psi
4) Kappa Alpha Psi
5) Fiji
6) Lambda Chi Alpha
7) Phi Beta Sigma
8) Sigma Phi Epsilon
9) Sigma Alpha Epsilon
10) Sigma Nu
GRADUATE
1) Legal Luckouts
2) Spartans
3) Invisible Hands
4) Financial Operations
5)DSDB
6) Law Gold
7) Thunder Chickens
8) P.E. Grad
9) Hose Bags'
10) Med-2
INDEPENDENT (COMPETITIVE)
1) Big Dogs
2) Powerhouse 80
3) Studs From Apt. C
4) Dorks
5) Madcats
6) The G.C.'s
7) White Whales
8) G-Kats
9) Arbory Pirates
10) The Geeks
RESIDENCE HALL 'A'
1) Fisher
SHuber Huberites
3 ) Gomberg A
4) Kelsey House Roots
5) Allen Rumsey
6) Abeng
7) Huber Rockets
8) C.A.M.M.
9) Gomberg C
10) Delta Eagles
WOMEN'S (COMPETITIVE)
1) King Pins
* 2) Dazzlers

5)
1)I
2)
3).
4)3
5)l

Happy Hoopsters
CO-REC (COMPETITIVE)
Couzens Co-Rec
Nitwits
Superstars
Fubars
Evans Scholars

SCORES
SUNDAY
Basketball
Independent
(Competitive)
Hi-Line Kitchens 51, Stern Gang 42
NFI 46, Hatchets 40
The Players 2, Show Biz Kids 0 (forfeit)
Spud Boys 28, Kelley's CRM 26
Sleepers 2, Linden 0 (forfeit)
Bruens 2, Boom Gang 0 (forfeit)
The MC's 30, Swank 28
Superstar,
White Shadows 62, Strong Raiders 52
Flying Dutchmen 2, Positrons 0 (forfeit)

'A'
Zeta Psi 74, Delta Upsilon 24
Alpha Delta Phi 37, Acacia 31
Sigma Nu 83, Delta Pappa Epsilon 30
Lambda Chi Alpha 26, Triangle 25
Alpha Phi Alpha 88, Trigon 16
Beta Theta Pi 56, Phi Delta Theta 39
'B'
Aloha Phi Alpha 35, Zeta Psi 21
Fiji 43, Acacia 21
Graduate
Spasms 46,Epidemics 45 (OT)
MBA Blue 39, L-Soul 31
Hose Bags 38, MBA Green 23
Green Backs 50, Nu Sigma Abscesses 22
HCV 44, Chops 18
Apocalypse Now 35, Oyocs 3)
HRSI Sled Dummies 28, Mean Machine 25
Yo, Adrian! 36, Financial Operation 31
Thunder Chickens 48, Phi Rho Sigma 33
DSD 'A' 62, Med 128
Agent Orange 31, Med. 1130
Co-Rec
Good Ytroupe 64, St. Mary's 15
Basket Cases 28, AFROTC 21
Dragons 46, Boogie Oogies 30
D.I.R.T. 2, We Have a Ball 0 (forfeit)
Nitwits 114, Evanscholars 23

Lakers 52, Bogdy Busters 15 - V IV ",off right at Rick's!
Chi Omega 2, Delta Dunkers 0 (forfeit) FEB. I
Couzens 35, Mavlies 11
Residence Hall
Delta Eagles 39, Hinsdale Hoop 21
Fisher 29, Reeves 265-
Huberites 56, Shemps 39

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