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SPORTS _________
Pae8 Tuesday, March 10, 1981 -The Michigan Daily

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vs. Duquesne in

NIT

1981 MIT Matchups

By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
If came as no real surprise that the
National Invitational Tournament in-
vited Michigan to enter its post-season
affair. The Wolverines will host
Eastern Eight champion Duquesne (20-
9) ;at Crisler Arena this Thursday at 8
p.m. The surprise is that Purdue and
Minnesota were also given bids.
Most observers figured that the
Boilermakers, with a 10-8 Big Ten mark
(1-10 overall), and possibly the
Gophers, with a'9-9 conference mark
(17-10 overall), would receive an in-
vitation to fight for the national crown
in the NCAA tourney. After all, the top
four teams from the Big Ten were in-
vited to the NCAAs last year. It seemed
only logical that at least four teams
from the league would get bids this
year, too.
BUT THE NCAA selection committee

decided that only Indiana, Iowa and
Illinois were worthy of its tournament.
All of which is upsetting to Michigan's
Bill Frieder and the other Big Ten
coaches.
"I was very surprised that the NCAA
didn't take more teams from the Big
Ten," said Frieder. "I think that there
are some people, including the chair-
man of the NCAA Selection Committee,
that need to re-evaluate the way that
they pick the teams for the tournament.
They should look at what we (the Big
Ten) have accomplished in the tour-
naments over the past few years. They
should take into account that we tear
the hell out of each other during the
year, so we might not have a real im-
pressive record. But if they don't take
as many teams from the toughest con-
ference in the country as they do from
the others, then something's wrong."

The NCAA is required to invite the
champion from most of the nation's
athletic conferences, which means that
schools such as Long Island (which lost
to the University of Detroit earlier this
year), Mercer, and Ball State will all be
playing in the NCAA's. With all of the
automatic bids given, there is only
enough space for 22 at-large teams.
That leaves many top-notch squads,
such as Marquette, Duke, Syracuse,
and Drake, as well as the three Big Ten
schools, forced to accept the con-
solation of an NIT bid.
"I THINK the NIT has come out
looking super," said Frieder. "The
opening round of the NIT is going to be
better than the NCAA."
As far as Duquesne is concerned,
Frieder says, "They're good. They're
the champs of their conference, and
they have an outstanding player in (6-7

Bruce) Atkins. They're a very physical
team."
If the Wolverines beat the Dukes,
there is a chance that Crisler could be
the sight of Michigan's second-round
game. The NIT looks at the winners of
the first round and then decides on the
matchups and the sites, basing its
decision on where the highest attendan-
ce will be drawn, and who it would like
to see advance to the finals in New
York.
As of late yesterday, Michigan ticket
department officials reported that
ticket sales were "excellent." About
4,500 of the first-come, first-serve
tickets have been sold.
In addition to Michigan, both Purdue
and Minnesota will be hosting first-
round games. The Boilermakers will be
battling Rhode Island while the
Gophers will take on Drake.

FIRST ROUND
Tuesday's Game
Fordham (19-8) at Dayton (17-10), 8
p.m.
Wednesday's Games
Old Dominion (18-9) at Georgia (18-
11), 8 p.m.
Texas-Arlington (20-7) vs. South
Alabama (23-5) at Biloxi, Miss., 8 p.m.
American U. (24-5) at Toledo (19-9), 8
p.m.
San Jose St. (214) at Texas-El Paso
(17-11), 9p.m.
Drake (18-10) at Minnesota (17-10), 9
p.m.
Thursday's Games
Connecticut (19-8) at South Florida
(18-10), $ p.m.
Duquesne (20-9) at MICHIGAN (17-

10), 8P.M.
North Carolina A&T (21-7) at Duke
(15-12), 8 p.m.
Temple (19-7) at Clemson (20-10), 8
p.m.
Alabama (17-10) at St. John's (17-10),
Sp.m.
Holy Cross (19-9) at Southern
Mississippi (204), 8p.m.
Rhode Island (21-7) at Purdue (17-
10), 9p.m.
Friday's Games
Marquette (19-10) at Syracuse (18-
11), 8p.m.
Team to be determined at West
Virginia (20-8), 8p.m.
Team to be determined at Tulsa (21-
7),9p.m,

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1981 NC#; Pairings
(Thefingure before eah teamhis Its seaeang)

First round
March 12,13

Second round
March 14,15

Regional

BIiLLBOERD
Tickets for Michigan's opening round
NIT contest versus Duquesne at Crisler
Arena are currently on sale at the
ticket office on the corner of Hoover
and. South State. Tickets (on a first
come first serve basis) are five dollars
for the general public, and four dollars
for students and faculty witht iden-
tification. The game will be held on
Thursday at 8:00. For more infor-
maion call 764-0247.
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McGee receives national honors

Michigan's Mike McGee, the Big
Ten's all-time leading scorer, was
named honorable mention All-America
yesterday by the Associated Press.
McGee, who was edged out by
Michigan State's Jay Vincent in this
season's conference scoring champion-
ship, 24:1-23.8, also was named to UPI's
first team All-Big Ten, along with Vin-
cent, Indiana's Isiah Thomas, Illinois'
Eddie Johnson, and Iowa's Kevin
Boyle.

The most immediate concern for
McGee, however, entails Michigan's
upcoming NIT tournament com-
petition. "The scoring championship
didn't make too much difference to
me," said McGee. "If it was meant for
me, I would have got it. Now, I'm just
concentrating on the tourney.''
UPIAll-Big Ten
Eddie Johnson, Illinois, 6-8,
senior; Mike McGee, Michigan,
6-5, senior; Jay Vincent,
Michigan State, 6-8, senior;
Isiah Thomas, Indiana, 6-1,
sophomore; Kevin Boyle, Iowa,
6-6, junior.
Second team: Ray Tolbert, Indiana,
6-9, senior; Clark Kellogg, Ohio State, 6-
7, sophomore; Herb Williams, Ohio
State, 6-10, senior; Kevin Smith,
Michigan State, 6-2, junior; Claude
Gregory, Wisconsin, 6-8, senior.

UPI All-American Team
First Team
Isiah Thomas, Indiana, 6-1, sophomore;
Danny Ainge, Brigham Young, 6-5,
senior; Ralph Sampson, Virginia, 7-4,
sophomore; Mark Aguirre, DePaul, 6-7,
junior; Kelly Tripucka, Notre Dame, 6-
6, senior.
Second Team
Jeff Lamp, Virginia; Rod Foster,
UCLA; Steve Johnson, Oregon State;
Durand Macklin, Louisiana State;
Albert King, Maryland.
AP All-American Team
First Team
Mark Aguirre, 6-foot-7, junior,
DePaul; Kevin Magee, 6-8, junior, UC-
Irvine; Ralph Sampson, 7-4,
sophomore, Virginia; Danny Ainge, 6-5,
senior, Brigham Young; Isiah Thomas,
6-1, sophomore, Indiana.
Second Team
Al Wood, 6-6, senior, North Carolina;
Danny Vranes, 6-7, senior, Utah; Steve
Johnson, 6-102, senior, Oregon State;
Eric Floyd, 6-3, junior, Georgetown;
barnell Valentine, 6-2, senior, Kansas.

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S. Houston (21-8)
d"'; 4-seEast
12. LIsland (18-0
4. Tennessee (20.7)
6. Brig.Young (22-6) Bloomington, Ind.
0. Penn or PrinceMrh20&2
-3. UCLA (20-6)
7. Geo'town (20-11)
11.. Madis. (20-$)
22. Notre Dame(22-5)
8. Kansas St. (21-8) West p
9 . S .F . o r P e p p e r. heg n t . 2 -
5. Wyoming (23-5)
12. Howard (16-11) 4. Illinois (20.1)
6. Fresno St. (25-3) Salt Lake Cityi Ut.
Ill.N'eatern(23 ) _March 19-& 21
3. Utah (24-4)-
7. Idaho (25-3)
10. Pitt (18-11)
2. N. Carolina (25-7)
8. Creighton (21-8) Mdes
9. t. oseh (2-71. De Paul (27-1)
5. Boston Col. (21-6)
12. BallState (20-9
6. Maryland (20-9) aer 2-) Atlanta, Ga.
11. Tenn.Chat.(21-8)Mac19&2
3. Indiana(21-9)
1.s y.(-7)2. Kentucky (22 5) T
8. Lamar (24-4) Md etp
9. Missouri (22-9) - -
1. LSU (28-3)
5. Arkansas (22-7)
12. Mercer (17-12) l
6. Wichita St. (23.6) us(1) New Orleans, La.
11. South'n (17-10) March 20 & 22.
uamm-7)3. Iowa (21-6)
10. Miss. (16-13)
2. Ariz. St. (24-3)

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UPI Top Twenty
1. De Paul (35) 27-1................621
2. Oregon St. (6) 26-1 .............582
3. Virginia 25-3....................470
4. Louisiana St. 28-3 ...............468
5. Arizona St. (1) 24-3..............467
6. North Carolina 25-7 .............340.
7. Indiana 21-9 ....................293
8. Kentucky 22-5 ..................289
9. Notre Dame 22-5 ................285
10. Utah 24-4 .......................181
11. UCLA 20-6 ......................154
12. Iowa 21-6 .......................148
13. Louisville 21-8 .................108
14. Wake Forest 22-6 ................94
15. Tennessee 20-7 ..................93
16. Wyoming 23-5 ....... .........76
17. Brigham Young 22-6 .............56
18. Illinois 20-7 ......................54
19. Kansas 19-7 ......................51
20. Maryland 20-9 ...................42
SCORES
WCHA
MICHIGAN 5-5, Denver 2-4
Minnesota 5-5, Minnesota-Duluth 1-7
Colorado College 2-11, Wisconsin8-4
Michigan Tech 7-4, North Dakota 4-1

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