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Page 8-Saturday, January 23, 1982-The Michigan Daily

Hawkeyes
By RON POLLACK unlik(
Special to the Daily posse
IOWA CITY - The Iowa Hawkeyes Hawk
are not exactly what the doctor ordered some
to cure the woes of the Michigan sre
basketball team s he Hawkeyes have we're
more experience and height than the likes
Wolverines. In fact, the only thing that Last
Michigan has more of than Iowa, is wereh
losses. North
It's not a pretty picture for the throu
Wolverines, who will tipoff against the out a
Hawkeyes today at 4:05 EST. Certainly inold's
not one that Frieder would like to make in the
a habit of viewing in the future. So what IFI
can Michigan (1-12) do in an attempt to rebou
upset sixth-ranked Iowa (12-2)? with
"WE HAVE to do something different pions
offensively and defensively since we have
are the underdog," said Frieder. "We tainin
have to try to catch them off-guard." 'He
Frieder would also like to catch the "One
Hawkeyes taking his cellar-dwelling the co
club too lightly.. Such a possibility is he's g

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ely if the entire Iowa team "Boyle's onei
sses the same attitude as starting Frieder. "He's
eyes' center Michael Payne. Michigan guard S
ght now, they're ripe to upset why he's a goo
body," said the freshman, "So every ounce of efft
going to look at this game just fact, that's whyI
ve would a championship game." team. They're no
Thursday, however, the Hawks teams, but they
almost upset in Evanston by a 6-7. anyone."
hwestern team. Iowa trailed "He's as good ai
ghout that contest but finally eked there is in college,
49-48 victory, on guard Kenny Ar- who shared Most
layup with only nine seconds left Player and Most
game. honors for Iowa la:
THE talented Payne (11.2 ppg.) 7.3 BOYLE (7,8 pp
unds p.g. plays against Michigan and forward, but
the intensity befitting a "cham- ward, where he fe
hip game," the Wolverines may to play.
a great deal of difficulty con- "I like playi
ng him. because I have me
e's a fine player," said Frieder. at second guard,'
of the great freshmen centers in
untry. He's got a fine touch and
good around the basket. I think
hs only weakness is that he's a MICHIGA
e Payne quality which Frieder'
to mention was speed. Iowa head (45) Thad Gar
Lute Olson does not make the 24) Ges i
oversight. "He's as quick as any (24) Leslie Ro
r will be in the conference." (52) Ike Perso
NING PAYNE on the front line is (25) Eric Turn
rd Kevin Boyle, whose hustling (32) Dan Pelel
of play on both ends of the court GAME TIMEr
rained the praise of both Frieder RADIO: WAA
lson.

Wolverines

in a million," said
like a 6-7 (former
Steve) Grote. That's
d player. He gives
ort for 40 minutes. In
Iowa is such a good
t as talented as other
work as hard as
n all-around player as
" said Olson of Boyle,
Valuable Defensive
Inspirational Player
st season.
ig) plays both guard
he will start at for-
els he is better suited
ng forward more,
ore freedom than I do
'said Boyle. "I was

, limited. Defensively, I'll have the ad-
vantage of quickness this year. Last
year (at guard) I was playing against
guys who were quicker than me."
The other forward spot is manned by
6-7, junior Mark Gannon. The Iowa City
native is currently averaging 9.6 points
per game.
IN THE backcourt; the Hawkeyes
start Arnold, a senior, and sophomore
Steve Carfino. The two are averaging
8.8 and 8.4 points per game, respec-
tively.
But the talent on this Iowa squad does
not end with the starting lineup, a fact
of which Frieder is well aware.
"Any one of eight guys can hurt you,"
said the second-year Wolverines' men-
tor. "They 'have good personnel. You
can't neglect any of their first eight
players."

LINEUPS

LN (1-12)

IOWA (12-2)'

ner (6-7) ...... F ...(6-7) Mark Gannon
ckymore (6-4) F ...... (6-6) Kevin Boyle
n (6-7) .........C ... (6-11) Michael Payne
ner (6-3) ...... G ..... (6-2) Steve Carfino
koudas (6-1) .. G ..... (6-2) Kenny Arnold
& SITE: 4:05 p.m., Iowa Field House
M'AM 1600, WWJ-AM 95, WUOM-FM 91.7.

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Turner-Vincen flops.. .
...Wolverines plug away
By BOB WOJNOWSKI
THE CHEERLEADERS were all decked out-in their new duds and all-
for the arrival of the Spartans. And the season's largest crowd was on
hand; 12,202 paying customers and one dog that presumably got in for free:
On this night that had everything, they even played a basketball game-a
game won, not surprisingly, by the Spartans from East Lansing.
Ah yes, the game that turned out to be the infamous "Matchup of the
Freshmen that Never Was." Michigan's fabled Eric Turner, and Michigan
State's infamous Sam Vincent were scheduled to duel, but somebody forgot
to bring the guns.
Turner, the prize from Flint Central, fired away 10 times and eight of them
never caught net. He finished with four points, three assists, six turnovers
and five fouls. Meanwhile, Vincent, the Blue Chipper out of Lansing Eastern,
squeezed the trigger six times and hit home only twice. He finished with.four
points, one assist, four turnovers and four fouls.
"I know that he's (Vincent) tough because I've played against him
before," said Turner. "He didn't have too good of a game though, but I
didn't either. Those things happen you know."
And in this case, it was inevitable. Vincent will not dominate any game as
long as Kevin Smith, the Spartans' brilliant senior guard, is around to con-
trol matters. Smith scored 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting while playing the
entire 40 minutes.
Turner, too, has problems running an offense, but the cause lies not in his
running mate, but rather in his lack of one. He is a playmaker and not a
shooter., so he must make the plays.and hope others will shoot. Invariably,
though, little Eric is left to do it'all-thus his 45 percent shooting percentage
for the year.
-l2andcounting
So now the Michigan basketball team is 1-12 and counting and it is the hope
of the future that spurs the players on. They play with hustle and desire and
they never quit, as Thursday night's futile rally from a 15-point deficit
illustrates.
"Our kids fought back and I give them credit for that," said Wolverine
head coach Bill Frieder after the loss. "I don't care what you guys think, I'm
proud of 'em."
"I think Michigan is playing better and better and they're going to win
some games," said Michigan State head coach Jud Heathcote.
Indeed they will, if they ever can play for 40 minutes the way they often
play for five. This team seems always to fall way behind because it is too
small or too tired or any of a multitude of other reasons. But they seem
always to come back, only to fall just short.
And so the Crisler partisans are patient, quiet-they don't yet jeer. For
they know there is nothing more a team can do than to hustle and persevere
and that is what this team does.
As Frieder said when informed that his team went 11 and a half minutes
without a field goal in the second half, "We didn't do it on purpose."
The Turner-Vincent show may have flopped and the/Michigan team may
have fallen, but all is not fruitless when the hustle and desire remains.
Leach, Mees reach
tournament semifinals.

CENTER A SURPRISE STARTER:

Iowa frosh Payne-ful to rivals

Payne
... Iowa's No. 2 scorer

SCORES
NBA
Washington 110, Portland 97
Philadelphia 112, Indiana 105
San Antonio 115, Atlanta 107
Seattle 118, Boston 106
Chicago 108, Cleveland 93
NHL
Buffalo 5, Quebec 3

By RON POLLACK
Special to the Daily
IOWA CITY- College basketball
wasn't supposed to be this easy, or so
thought Michael Payne, Iowa's fresh-
man center. While most frosh spend
their initial college season riding the
bench, Payne has earned himself a
starting role with the highly-ranked
Hawkeyes-much to his surprise.
"I didn't expect even to be starting,"
said the 6-11 Payne, who will take the
opening jump for the 12-2 Hawkeyes
when they encounter Michigan today.
"I thought I'd be getting playing time

though. I didn't expect to contribute
right away like I am, and I certainly
didn't expect to be the team's second
leading scorer. I wasn't a scorer in high
school." -
PAYNE averaged 16.7 points per
game during his senior year in high
school, and while this is nothing to
sneeze at, it isn't the type of stat that is
usually associated with a prep All-
American. So it may be surprising to
some that Payne is Iowa's second
leading scorer with 11.2 points per
game. Michigan head coach Bill
Frieder, however, has not been sur-
prised by the Iowa box scores that he

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"I knew that he had the potential to
be a great scorer," said Frieder. "In
high school he didn't score or shoot as
much as most good big men because his
team was so good and so balanced."
Payne's high school (Quincy) posted a
33-0 record and an Illinois class AA
state championship in his senior year.
Payne also offers an explanation as to
why he has scored more than he expec-
ted to upon arriving at the Iowa City
campus. "They're getting the ball in to
me more than they did in high school,"
said Payne. "And in college I haven't
had three, four or five players converge
on me when I do get the ball.
"FURTHERMORE, I can use my
quickness in college, because in college
the players are the same size or bigger
than me. But in high school I was
playing against much smaller and
quicker players."
But Payne has done more than just
score points, as he leads Iowa in
rebounding (7.3 per game) as well. The
205-pounder notes that it has not been
an easy task to both rebound and score
in his first college season. "If I wasn't
scoring I could concentrate more on
rebounding, and if I wasn't rebounding
I could concentrate more on scoring,"
said Payne. "But I guess I have to go
hard at both of them and be in condition
to rebound and then get down court and
score."'
As a highly-touted freshman, a great
deal of pre-season attention was direc-
ted toward Payne. His scoring and
rebounding prowess so far this season
has done nothing to divert this attention
elsewhere. "There has been a lot of at-
tention placed on me, but I justtry not
to pay attention to what the papers
say," said Payne. "I just worry about
winning instead.
"IF I DON'T do well, I don't let it
bother me. I know I'm a freshman and
still learning."
This learning process recently in-
cluded something that Payne had very
little experience at-playing against a
taller opponent. Such was the 'case
when he went up against Minnesota's 7-
3 Randy Breuer on January 14 in Min-
neapolis.
"Its was a new dimension guarding
someone who is taller than me, from
the opening tipoff," said Payne of this
encounter. "In past high school all-star
games I'd switch onto a taller= man,
sometimes. But I wouldn't have to
guard him the whole game."

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Special to the Daily
PRINCETON-Two Michigan tennis
players figured prominently this week
in the Princeton National Indoor
Singles and Doubles Championships.
Mike Leach, seated fifth going into the
tournament, reached the quarterfinals
of the singles division before being
ousted by Dave Pate of Texas
Christian, 6-2, 6-4. Leach also teamed
with Mark Mees to advance to the semi-
finals, where they will play this
weekend.
Before losing to Pate, Leach easily
beat Howard Sands of Harvard, 6-2, 6-4,
and yesterday defeated Jean Desdunes
of Clemson, 6-2,6-0.
THE MICHIGAN doubles com-
bination of Leach and Mees defeated
Steve Feinberg and Mike Bodden of
Princeton, 6-1, 6-2 in the opening round
and then outlasted Mark Dickon and
Rick Rudeen of Clemson, 6-4, 7-5.
Yesterday the fourth-seeded
Wolverine team triumphed over Rich
Gallien and John Van Nostrand of Pep-
perdine, which put them into the semi-
finals. The tournament continues
today.
Bullets 110, Trail Blazers 97
LANDOVER, Md.' (AP) - Greg
Ballard led a balanced Washington at-
tack with 23 points as the Bullets
defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 110-
97 last night for their fifth consecutive
National Basketball Association vic-
tory.
Washington, which has won seven of
its fast eight games, took a 52-38 lead
while Portland shot only 35 percent in

the first half.= The Bullets lead by as
many as 17 points in the second half
before the Trail Blazers' closing rally.
76ers 112, Pacers 105
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Julius Er-
ving scored 24 points and Bobby Jones
added 21 as the Philadelphia 76ers beat
the Indiana Pacers, 112-105, last night.
It was the 76ers' 11th straight victory
against the Pacers during the past two
seasons.

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Tadrax 44, Illegal Aliens 34
5th Avenue Fanatics 37, Potass & Co. 32
The E'x-Riders 42, No Dice 31
Super Bowl 37, Sernob Anitos 27
TMS 54. The Fighting Rooster 33
DFG's 58, The Abuse Machine 27
G/F/S
Amalgamaters 61, Corpal Tunnel 31
Workas 34, Phids 31
Tools 41. The System 24
Co-Rec
UGLI-Stacks 55, AXE Murders 22
MMB 92, Chicago36
Women
Hunt 34, MSW7 W
Takeoff 38, ZTA 2
Fraternity
Alpha Phi Alpha 45, Sigma Alpha Mu 22
Residence Halls '
Corridor Bongers 58, Elliott 'A' 37
Oxford 'A' 35, Fletcher Hall 'A' 33
Huber 50, Adam 1rs 19

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