Page 8-Sunday, January 17,1982-The Michigan Daily
NINTH STRAIGHT LOSS FOR WOLVERINES
Gophers bounce 'M', 67-58
By BOB WOJNOWSKI
Special to the Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-In the final analysis, it was
simply Minnesota firepower overcoming
Michigan hustle, as the Gophers turned back
the Wolverines, 67-58, in Williams Arena
With 7-3 center Randy Breuer working inside
to score 18 points and forward Trent Tucker
bombing away from the outside to score 21, the
Gophers were able to overcome some
Wolverine slowdown tactics and hand
Michigan its ninth straight setback.
"WE CAN'T PLAY much better than that,"
said Michigan Head coach Bill Frieder, who saw
his squad drop to 1-11 on the year.
The Wolverines opened the game with a
spread offense-holding the ball for two
minutes in some stretches-and the tactic ap-
peared to frustrate the Gophers. At least the
crowd of 16,529 was slightly annoyed, as it taun-
ted the Wolverines with chants of "Boring,
The game was tied at every even number
through 12, until Michigan captain Thad Gar-
ner converted a three-point play on a short
jump hook with five-and-a-half minutes left in
the half to give the Wolverines a 15-12 advan-
tage. With less than 4:30 remaining, and
Michigan still leading, 17-14, Minnesota made
the key strategic move of the game, utilizing a
half-court trap to pressure the Michigan guard
tandem of Eric Turner and Dan Pelekoudas.
THE STRATEGY WORKED to perfection, as
the Wolverines turned the ball over three con-
secutive trips down the floor.
Meanwhile, the Gophers began getting the
ball inside to Breuer, and he responded with six
points in a 14-2 Minnesota binge that put the'
Gophers up, 28-19, at the half.
"Their trap was probably the most in-
strumental thing in turning the game around,"
said Frieder. "We were hanging in there until
about five or six minutes to go in the first half,
when their trap really bothered us."
MINNESOTA QUICKLY took command at
the outset of the second half. Breuer tipped in a
missed shot, guard Darryl Mitchell hit a 15-foot
jumper, and Tucker canned one from the
baseline to give the Gophers their biggest lead
of the game at 41-25 with 14-and-a-half minutes
But the Wolverines clawed right back. Tur-
ner nailed two 20-footers, and when reserve
center Willis Carter hit one from the baseline,
Michigan had completed a 10-0 string to pull to
From there, the lead fluctuated between
eight and 14 points, as the Gophers began to
score on the fast break with Michigan forced to
gamble on defense.
WHILE HIS SQUAD did win its third straight
to go to 11-2 on the year, Minnesota head coach
Jim Dutcher was not particularly ecstatic with
his team's play.
"We played well enough to win, and that's
about it," said Dutcher. "But give Michigan
some credit. They're a team that's in a horrible
slump; yet when you get down by 15, it's very
easy to roll over and lose by 30. But they did not
And Frieder, too, was pleased with the effort
his squad put forth.
"I'M NOT GOING to get on my kids when
they go out and play their butts off for 40
minutes and do the best they possibly can,"
said Frieder. "In the second half, when it
looked like they were going to blow it open, our
kids hung in there and battled right down to the
last damn minute."
Garner went the entire 40 minutes for
Michigan, scoring 21 points and grabbing a
game-high 10 rebounds. Turner, who also went
the distance until he fouled out with nine secon-
ds remaining, scored 11 points on four-of-seven
shooting and received some words of praise
from Tucker, who grew up with the Wolverine
freshman from Flint.
"I've known Eric since he was eight years
old, and I knew he was gonna be tough," said
the Minnesota senior. "He's extremely quick."
Before the game, the, Wolverines felt that if
they could out-rebound the Gophers, they could
beat them. Such was not the case yesterday, as
Michigan had 32 rebounds to Minnesota's 27..
Team Rebounds .....
Min FG/A FT/A R
40 9/19 3/3 10
31 4/10 1/2 4
32 5/10 0/0 5
40 4/7 3/4 0
39 0/1 0/0 1
14 2/5 0/0 5
3 1/1 1/2 1
1 0/0 0/0 0
25/53 8/11 32
Howell ..- .......
FG/A FT/A R
0/3 2/2 3.
9/17 3/6 1
6/8 6/7 4
4/4 1/2 3
6/12 3/5 3
0/1 0/1 5
0/2 2/4 4
0/0 0/0 0
25/47 17/27 27
MINNESOTA'S 7-3 CENTER Randy Breuer towers over Wolverines Ike Person (left) and
Leslie Rockymore as he prepares to take a shot during the first half of yesterday's game at
Minneapolis. Breuer scored 18 points in the contest, as the Gophers upended Michigan, 67-
10 21 58
14 iS 67
BLOOMINGTON (AP)- Ted Kitchell scored seven
of his game-high 20 points in a 19-8 second half spurt
that sent Indiana to a 66-61 victory over Ohio State in
Big Ten conference basketball yesterday.
The Hoosiers, who have defeated the Buckeyes 10
straight times at Assembly Hall, took the lead for
good, 33-32, with their first basket of the second half.
Randy Wittman, who had 10 of his 17 points in the
second half, then scored four points to open a 37-32
A CLARK KELLOGG field goal pulled the
Buckeyes to within three points. But Indiana respon-
ded with a Steve Bouchie .field goal and five con-
secutive points by Kitchell that helped produce a 50-
"38 lead with 9:36 to play.
Kellogg was high for the Buckeyes with 19 points,
and Larry Huggins was the only other Buckeye in
double figures, with 11.
Jimmy Thomas scored 17 for the Hoosiers, who
climbed to 8-5 overall and 2-2in the conference.
Purdue 56, Northwestern 51
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP)- Keith Edmonson
scored 20 points to lead a cold-shooting Purdue offen-
se, as the Boilermakers capitalized on free throw op-
portunities to down Northwestern, 56-51, in Big Ten
conference basketball yesterday.
The game was tied 12 times before freshman Jim
Bullock's free throw put Purdue ahead to stay, 39-38,
with 10:22 remaining.
Northwestern was then outscored, 9-2, as Purdue
opened a 48-40 lead, recording nine of the points from
the free throw line. Edmonson had Purdue's only 6:42
field goal in the spurt. Bullock and Ricky Hall each wits
had a pair of free throws, while Michael Scearce, cap
Kevin Stallings and Edmonson each made one at- left.
Iowa 78, Wisconsin 62 to
2 left in the first half, Iowa broke the game open
h a 13-2 spree. Two free throws by Kevin Boyle
ped the rally, making the score 35-22 with 2:14
owa shot 54 percent from the floor in the first half
take a 38-26 lead at the intermission. The
wkeyes added a 15-4 outburst to lead, 53-30, on a
rk Gannon layup with 14:32 left in the game.
owa, which employed a 1-3-1 zone defense against
Badgers, continued to increase the lead
oughout the second half. The game's biggest
rgin came at 62-34 on a layup by Todd Berkenpas
h 9:21 remaining.
MADISON (AP)- Bob Hansen scored 17
and Mike Payne added 12 to lead, the fifth
Iowa Hawkeyes to a 78-62 victory over Wisc
Big Ten basketball yesterday.
Iowa improved its conference record to 3-1
WISCONSIN WAS led by Brad Sellers at
Blackwell, with 14 points each. The Badgers f
in the Big Ten and 4-8 overall.
After the Badgers, who never led in the bal
had rallied to within 22-20 on a Sellers jump
Big Ten Standings
ell to 1-3
Iowa ..................... 3
Minnesota ................. 3
Ohio State ................. 3
Purdue .................... 3
Indiana .................... 2
Northwestern .............. 2
Illinois ..................... 2
Michigan State ............ It
Wisconsin .................. 1
- MICHIGAN ............... 0
Illinois 55, Michigan State 51
Ll game, CHAMPAIGN (AP)- Sophomore guard Derek
er with Harper drove in for a layup with five seconds
remaining to boost Illinois to a 55-51 victory over
Michigan State yesterday in a Big Ten Conference
Overall basketball game.
L Harper's game winning tally, his second basket of
2 the game, came after Illinois had called a time out
2 with the score tied at 51. Two seconds later, freshman
4 forward Jay Daniels added two free throws for
7 Illinois after the Spartans turned the ball over on a
-5 traveling violation.
7 THE GAME WAS close throughout. Illinois led by
4 four on several occasions, and Michigan State led by
8 five midway through the first half. The score was tied
8 at 27 at halftime.
MICHIGAN ...................................19 39 - 58
MINNESOTA...........................28 39 - 67
Blimps are hot...
ByBOBMinnesota 's not
A sportswriter's notes from the Great White North...
" Omigod it's cold. It's 20 below outside and maybe 20 above inside drafty,
cavernous Williams Arena. They say the "Barn" was originally built as a
blimp hangar; if it was, then they probably had more hot air in the blimps
than they bothered to pump into the arena yesterday.
- Direct quote from the Minneapolis Star: "While the rest of the country
gets to see number two ranked Missouri play Louisville, or Georgetown take
on Syracuse, we in TV basketball-poor Minnesota get the home team and
The home team is Minnesota and the, er, junk is Michigan. But wait, it
"This one should be a cinch for the Gophers. Whose on Michigan? Look
for Eric Turner to try a move or two."
Now that's outstanding journalism.-
" Omigod it's cold II. On the 20-minute freeway ride west from Bloomington
to Minneapolis, there were no less than 13 stalled cars in ditches and one
" Did you ever wonder how the TV networks can time it so that just when
they come on the air the home crowd is going berserk? Ah, so simple: "In
one minute let's welcome NBC with a cheer . . . in thirty seconds let's
welcome NBC with a cheer..."
" The basketball court in Williams Arena is elevated about four feet off the
ground so that the press sits eye level with the court. This lends itself to some
interesting views-and some fantastic intermission entertainment.
* When Michigan opened the game with a semi-delay offense, the crowd
began jeering, "Booooooring."
Strange, you'd think they'd have gotten used to boredom by now-living
in Minnesota and all.
* Oddly enough, the big refreshment seller here is the ice cream cone. They
even had a banner up which said, honest to God, "Ice cream welcomes
Who's on first?
* The public address announcer in the "Barn" may have put away a little bit
too much- antifreeze before the game. He variously identified Thad Garner
as Willis Carter, Willis Carter.as Thad Garner, Ike Person as Thad Garner,
Eric Turner as Dan Pelekoudas, and Dan Pelekoudas as Eric Turner.
* Mark Hall, who has just recently returned to action for Minnesota after
having previously been declared academically ineligible, was the subject of
.a nice little cheer by the Gopher fans late in the game. "We want Hall, we
want Hall, they chanted.
So do his teachers, so do his teachers.
" They have the most unique little halftime show up here in the Land of
Twenty-four little kids in gold uniforms emblazoned with "Golden
Dunkers," scurry out onto the court and bounce 24 little basketballs in
unison. And they even do it to music. Honest to God.
* The bus lines operate a little differently up here, too. When the Michigan
players came out of the locker room after the game and headed for the team
bus, they discovered that the bus had-disappeared.
Ordered to remain outside the gates for the entire game, the bus driver
had apparently grown weary of wait and decided to take off-with all the
A local schoolbus was eventually commandeered for transportation to
the airport while Minnesota's finest searched for the elusive team bus.
4 1 -11
Women tankers crunch Buckeyes
By KARL WHEATLEY
The Michigan women's swim team
won convincingly, 89-60, over the Ohio
State Buckeyes at Michigan's Matt
Mann pool yesterday. The Wolverines
jumped out to an early 15-1 lead and
mnaintained a sizable margin all after-
ioon, thanks to the strong swimming of
Sue Cahill, Denise Stuntzner, Melinda
Copp, and Tami Paumier.
This quartet' helped Michigan along
towards its final tally of 11 out of 17 fir-
st-place finishes, three new pool recor-
ds, one Wolverine varsity record, and
two times good enough to qualify
swimmers for the AIAW national
LEADING THE way for the
Wolverine tankers was Cahill, who won
every time she entered the water. She
started off the day with a 17:12.82 time
in the 1,650-yard freestyle event. This
was good enough for first place, and
qualified as her best time ever in that
event. Cahill went on to win both the
200-yard butterfly and 'the 500-yard
freestyle, swimming personal-best
times in both events. She then found the
energy to put her 800-yard freestyle
relay team into the lead in the second
leg of the event. It was a lead they
didn't relinquish, as the foursome of
Marion Stanwood, Cahill, Leslie
Beckstein, and Stuntzner went on to win
the event in 7:51.57.
Stuntzner also came up with nothing
but firsts yesterday. Stuntzner began
with a new pool record of 1:52.27 in the
200-yard freestyle. She also took first in
the 100-yard freestyle and swam on the
winning 400-yard medley relay team of
Copp, Paumier, Stuntzner, and Carolyn
Clymer. Stuntzner also swam the last
leg of the victorious 800-yard freestyle
Freshman Tami Paumier won, while
setting a new varsity record of 1:06.39,
in the 100-yard breaststroke, and added
on a victory in the 100-yard butterfly.
A surprising victory for the
Wolverines came when Vicki Kimball
topped a strong OSU diving squad to
win the one-meter competition.
"It turned out about how I thought it
would," said Wolverine head coach Stu
Isaac. "But we sat back on a lot of even-
ts and stopped being aggressive when
we got control of the meet." Isaac ad-
mitted that his swimmers were tired
but said, "I'm going to keep on them.
I'm staying on them for another week
or so to get them, really ready for the
Big Ten (Championships)."
Celtics slip by Pistons, 128-120
By KEVIN ANKOVIAK
and RANDY BERGER
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC- As Larry Bird goes, so go the Boston Celtics.
Down by 12 at half-time, the Celtics were spurred by Bird to a
128-120 victory over the Detroit Pistons last night. Sitting out
most of the fourth quarter with five fouls, Bird still finished
with 32 points, 24 of them coming in the second half.
"When you have five fouls, you just have to play a lot smar-
ter and try to contain your man," said Bird.
THE PISTONS, who kept it close in the first quarter, broke
the game open in the second period and went into the locker
room at halftime leading by a score of 75-63.
The difference in the second half was that the Celtics con-
tained John Long, who scored 21 first-half points but only
connected on four baskets in the second half.
The other key for the Celtics in the second half was that
they got their fast break in gear. "In the second half, we got
our break going and were able to match up effectively by just
taking it two points at a time," explained Bird.
SCOTTY ROBERTSON, coach of the Pistons, pointed to
the Pistons' lack of intensity on defense as their downfall in
the second half. "We didn't play the good 'D' or get the ball
inside offensively," he said.
The attendance of 20,140 was the third largest crowd in
The victory improved Boston's record to 28-9, while the
Pistons fell to 15-23.
By TAM BENTLEY
The tennis showdown begins at noon
today between Mark Mees of the
Michigan and Ernie Fernandez of
Ohio State in the finals battle for the
Nike Collegiate Indoor Singles Cham-
"It will be a tremendous finals mat-
ch," said Michigan coach Brian
Eisner. "The two players have very
conflicting styles. Mees' strong points
are his groundstrokes and his back-
court play, while Fernandez'
strengths are his serving, his volley,
Michigan's Ihor Debryn, an un-
seeded player, came through with
what Eisner termed "a tremendous
win" over fourth-seeded Adam Abele
of Purdue, 6-4, 6-4. "He had a very,
very good match," said Eisner.
Debryn lost his next match, though, 6-
3,6-2, to fellow Wolverine Mees.
A new addition to the Michigan ten-
nis squad is Brian Godfrey, a transfer
from Colorado. "I'm very pleased
with his progress and play," said
Eisner, "even though he lost today in
a tough match against Fernandez."
Ru cks may stay home,
By JOE CHAPELLE
Decisions concerning whether or not the athletic teams at
Ohio State will continue their travel schedules will be made
on a week-to-week basis, according to Assistant Sports In-
formation Director Claudia Dinges.
OSU President Edward Jennings ordered a complete
travel ban for the school's athletic teams Friday, including
the basketball and hockey squads. By yesterday, however,
said Dinges. "The state currently has a deficit of ap-
proximately $1 billion, and part of these funds must be made.
up from the state's allocations for higher education," con-
BECAUSE THE athletic department is financially in-
dependent of the university, it is not known what the depar-
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