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;Page 8-Sunday, January 24, 1982-The Michigan Daily
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syty rLL4CK
special to the Daily
IOWA CITY - It has been said that
all good things come to those who wait.
So when the Michigan cagers had the
ball on offense yesterday against Iowa,
they waited ... and waited ... and waited
.. So much for old adages - Michigan
was routed by the Hawkeyes in the
Iowa Fieldhouse, 56-38.
The Wolverines' offensive output was
their lowest since 1951, when they were
held to 32 points by Michigan State. It
was the fewest points that Iowa had
given up since the 1948-1949 season
when it held the Ithaca Bombers to 26.
MICHIGAN head coach Bill Frieder
explained his squad's offensive
slowdown by saying, "I just think Iowa
is more talented than us, and I knew we
couldn't run with them."
Wolverine guard Eric Turner con-
curred that Iowa's strength dictated
that Michigan implement delay tactics.
"Because of the type of team we are,
we can't overpower anyone," he said.
"So we have to be deliberate and try to
get high-percentage shots."
Michigan may have made the effort
to take high-percentage shots, but it,
certainly didn't connect on a high per-
centage of them. The Wolverines only
hit 27 percent of their attempts from the

field.
"rHAT'S ATROCIOUS," said Frieder
with disgust. "It's hard to explain why
we shot that poorly. It's ridiculous."
-Iowa coach Lute Olson felt that his
team's play had a lot to do with
Michigan's low point total. "It was the
kind of game where, defensively, we
did an excellent job," he said.
'"Michigan had a tough time.
penetrating the zone."
Despite the difficulties that the
Wolverines had shooting, they
remained close to the Hawkeyes into
the early part of the second half,
trailing by a 29-21 count with 16:07 left
in the game. "We did very well
rebounding," said Wolverine center Ike
Person, noting that his team was only
out-rebounded by two. "That surprised
us. That's what kept us in the game. If
only we could have hit our shots..."
BUT THE Wolverines didn't hit their
shots, particularily during the next 8:34
of play in which they failed to score a
single point. During this same period of
time, the Hawkeyes tallied 10 points to
go up 39-21.
Particularily impressive was
sophomore guard Steve Carfino, who
was credited with assists on 11 of Iowa's
22 field goals, thus earning the praise of
Olson. "Carfino did a great job," said

flue,
Olson, "obviously with his assists, but
he also did a good job of pushing the ball
downcourt. And he did a good job on
defense with his quick hands."
"He's pretty quick, and you have to
be on your toes against him," said Tur-
ner, who guarded Carfino when
Michigan wasn't in a zone.
THE HAWKEYES also got a fine per-
formance from freshman backup cen-
ter Greg Stokes. The 6-9 Stokes snared
eight rebounds and blocked a shot in
only 23 minutes of play.
"In the first half, Greg Stokes had a
tremendous effect with his rebounding
and in the way he started the fast
break," said Olson. "His challenging
the ball (on defense) in the middle also
Low

6-38
played a big part in the game."
About the only bright spot for the
Wolverines, according to Frieder, was
their free throw shooting. Michigan en-
tered the game with a 61 percent free
throw mark, but against the Hawkeyes
connected on 14 of 16 shots from the
charity stripe. Turner a 52 percent free
throw shooter, hit on seven of eight
tosses from the foul line.
"I've been spending more time
shooting free throws, and the confiden-
ce is coming," said Turner. "In the
past, I'd go to the free throw line, and I
wouldn't concentrate when I was tired.
I now realize that the free throw line is
a place to concentrate and not rest."
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IOWA
MinFG/A FT/A R A PF Pts

0

- MICHIGAN

Gannon..........23 2/5

MinF
Garner ........... 40
Rockymore .......26
Person ...........28
Turner...........38
Pelekoudas........ 34
Carter........... 15
_Hopson ...........12
Brown ............ 3
Hall.............2
Rudy ..:......... 2
Team Rebounds
Totals ...........

FG/A FT/A R
3/12 1/2 10
1/8 4/4 2
2/9 2/2 5
3/6 7/8 1
1/4 0/0 2
0/2 ,b0/0 3
2/3 0/0 3
0/0 0/0 0
0/0 0/0 0
0/0 0/0 1
7
12/45 14/16 34

A PF Pts
2 2. 7
4 4 13
1 3 2
0 0
0 1 0
0 0 0
7 17 38

Boyle ..........
Payne...........
Arnold .........
Carfino.........
Stokes...........
Hansen ............
Dennard........
Anderson........
Berkenpas........
King ...........
Darsee..........

26
29
32
31
23
19
5
4
4
2
2

2/6
7/10
3/7
0/3
4/10
1/3
1/1
0/0
0/1
0/1

0/0
2/3
0/0
1/2
0/0
2/4
3/4
0/0
0/0
4/4
0/0

2
3
2
11
1i
0
0
0
0
0

0 4
2 6
2 4
1 15
3 6
3 2
1 8
0 5
0 2
0 0
1 4
00

Team Rebounds
Totals..............22/52 12/17
Michigan..................16
Iowa........................26

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AP Photo
MICHIGAN'S IKE PERSON rejects Iowa guard Bob Hansen's. shot in Big
Ten action in Iowa City yesterday. Little else went right for the Wolverines,
though, as Iowa cruised to a 56-38 victory.

20 13 56
- 38
- 56

Attendance: 13,365

' tull court
C PRESS
Boring basketball.. .
. .,the way it has to be
IOWA CITY
By JOHN KERR
ORGET COUNTING sheep. Give up drinking warm milk. Those old-
fashioned insomnia cures are nothing compared to the new one unveiled
in Iowa City yesterday by the Michigan basketball team. And boy, is this one
effective. Simply combine Iowa's superb zone defense with Michigan's
slowdown offense, throw in some pathetic shooting by the Wolverines, and
presto --13,365 fans struggle to keep their eyes open.
In fact,.the big moment of yesterday's 56-38 Wolverine loss came when the
Iowa public address announcer informed the Hawkeye fans that a nearby
county had closed all its roads. The crowd laughed for a minute, but that
wasni't the real joke. The real joke was on the court - it was the Michigan
basketball team.
The Wolverines hustle and play hard, but the truth is, they are obviously
very short on talent. And hence, the cure for insomnia. Because his team
has so little ability, Wolverine coach Bill Frieder must instruct his team to
be deliberateand, yes, boring on offense. "I justthink Iowa is more talen-
ted than us, and I knew we couldn'trun with them," said Frieder when asked
why Michigan chose to use the slowdown against the Hawkeyes. Indeed,
without that game plan Michigan will be blown out of almost every Big Ten
game. It's not a crowd-pleaser, but unless the Wolverines want to be
humiliated, it's a necessity.
And to Michigan's credit, the strategy has worked well at times. At Min-
nesota the Wolverines had the lead late in the first half and proceeded to lose
only by nine. And yesterday, had it not been for Michigan's 27 percent field
goal statistic, the game's outcome would have been very different.
Pros do it in a quarter
But this tactic has also produced some disturbing results, the most obvious
being the Wolverines, 38-point total output yesterday. Pro basketball teams
sometimes score that many points in one quarter. The last time Michigan
had as unproductive a day offensively was in 1951, when it could score only 32
points against Michigan State. And yesterday, Michigan went one eight
minute, thirty-four second span of the second half without scoring any. poin-
ts.
Another troublesome aspect was touched upon by Iowa coach Lute Olson.
Iowa, which had been in a zone defense throughout the first half, led 26-16, at
halftime. When the second half began, the Hawkeyes went into a man-to-
man in an attempt to force Michigan to open up. But the Wolverines refused
to comply and Iowa reverted back to the zone. "We decided if they wanted to
extend it (their offense) out and lose by 10, we'll take it," Olson said. Olson
makes a good point. It seems as if Michigan uses the slowdown offense not to
win but rather so it doesn't lose by much: The delay offense is an excellent
tool for the Wolverines, but once they begin to fall behind, they must aban-
don it. Michigan can't make a comback while stalling. Yet yesterday the
Wolverines didn't really open up and become less deliberate until late in the
contest. By then, it didn't really matter.
In fairness to Michigan...
In fairness to the Michigan team, however, one reason for its play
yesterday could have been the fact that the Wolverines didn't arrive in Iowa
City until 12:30 yesterday morning because of travel problems. Thus, they
djidn't have time to prepare for the contest.
Frieder defends his new cure for insomnia as a rising trend in college
basketball. "Every possession is so crucial," he said. "The days are over
Swhen other teams go in and blow teams out. I think a lot of the great teams
='in the country that are winning games with this type of ball.. .if they let go
they'd probably get beat."
Olson had other ideas about the slowdown game, though. "I think we have
to take a look at the possibility of a(shot) clock," he said. But the Iowa coach
wasn't upset with the Wolverines' tactics, saying he felt that Iowa's zone
defense, more than Michigan's offense, dictated the pace of the game. "I did
not really feel it was a slowdown type of games," the Hawkeye coach said.
"They just couldn't penetrate our zone."
But the fact is, Michigan was trying to slow the game down and control the
tempo. And although it makes for boring basketball, it is something that
Michigan basketball fans must get used to - at least this season.

Bucks top Wildcats in
OT thriller, 59-57

A

COLUMBUS (AP)
Granville Waiters' short jump shot at
the buzzer gave Ohio State a 59-57
double overtime victory over North-
western yesterday in a regionally
televised Big Ten basketball game.
The Buckeyes, who blew a 14-point
lead early in the second half, battled
back from a 56-53 deficit at the start of
the second extra five minutes. .
The Buckeyes gained possession on a
jump ball with 16 seconds left in the
second overtime.
Ron Stokes, a freshman guard,
passed the ball to the base line to
Waiters. His jump shot took one bounce
on the rim and fell through the basket,
pushing Ohio State's league record to 4-
2. The Buckeyes are 13-5 overall.
Indiana 77, Purdue 55
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Ted Kitchel
and Jim Thomas scored 18 points
apiece yesterday as Indiana, holding
Purdue to a single field goal over the,
final 10 minutes of the first half, built a
12-point lead at the intermission and
coasted to a 77-55 Big Ten conference
basketball victory.
The Hoosiers, winning their fourth
straight game, raised their conference
record to 4-2 and their overall mark to
10-5. Purdue fell to 4-2 in league play
and 7-8 for all games.

Randy Wittman added 16 points to the
balanced Indiana attack. Purdue was
led by Jon Kitchel, Ted's cousin, with 11
points and Russell Cross with 10
Michigan State 68,
Wisconsin 58
EAST LANSING (UPI)- Kevin
Smith's 20 points led four Michigan
State players in double figures last
night, as the Spartans defeated Wiscon-
sin, 68-58, in Big Ten basketball action.
The win evens Michigan State's con-
ference mark at 3-3 and 8-8 ov'erall,
while Wisconsin falls to 1-5 in the league
and 4-10 for the year.
JOINING SMITH in double figures
were Derek Perry with 14 points and
Cleveland Bibbens and Sam Vincent
with 13 each. Carl Golston paced the
Badgers with 17.
lhinois 64, Minnesota 57
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Gene Grif-
fith fired iri19 points to lead Illinois to a
surprising 64-57 victory over No. 5-
ranked Minnesota last night in Big Ten
basketball.
The Illini, who trailed by as many as
six points early in the second half, got
12 points from Perry Range and 10 from
George Montgomery.
Minnesota was led by Randy Breuer
with 15. Trent Tucker added 12 and
Darryl Mitchell11 to the Gopher effort.

Daily Photo by KIM HILL
PURDUE'S RUSSELL CROSS (right) snatches a rebound from Indiana's
Randy Wittman in Big Ten action in Bloomington yesterday. It was in a
losing cause though, as Indiana won, 77-55.

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Blue
grapplers
squeak
by Illini

By JEFF QUICKSILVER
After jumping to an early 13-0 lead, Michigan coach Dale
Bahr's wrestlers were once again forced to rely on the per-'
formances of their two big men, seniors Pat McKay and Eric
Klasson, as they pulled out a come-from-behind 19-18 victory
over Illinois last night at Crisler Arena.
The evening started out well for the Wolverine grapplers,.
as they grabbed victories in the first three matches.
Sophomore, All-American Joe McFarland extended his
record to 19-2-2 with a major decision over Illinois' Chris
Davis. After junior Larry Haughn took a 7-2 decision over
John Powers in the 126-pound weight class, sophomore Bill
Goodill (10-6) followed by pinning the Illini's Steve Duval at
1:09 of the second period.
AS EXPECTED, Bahr had nothing but praise for his first
three wrestlers.
"All three of them have been wrestling outstanding," said
Bahr. "With McFarland starting us off at 118, we can almost
be sure of jumping on top. And Haughn has vastly added to
our lineup with his fine performances at 126."
With a. 13-0 lead, things looked rosy for Michigan. The
tables would soon turn, however, as Illinois snatched vic-
tories in the next six matches to take an 18-13 lead.
IN THE 142,pound weight class junior Lou Milani was

decisioned by Mike Yates, 7-3.
The key point in the match for Illinois was Dan Unruh's
victory over Michigan's John Beljan (9-6) at 150 pounds. With
Beljan ahead, 4-1, in the second period and seemingly in con-
trol of the match, he unexpectedly got caught on his back
while attempting an offensive maneuver. The pin pulled
Illinois to within four points, 13-9.
"It was a shame that that happened to John. He was really
wrestling well," said Bahr. "It would not have been a close
meet had John not lost by that fluke accidept."
AFTER NEMIR 'Nadhir (17-4), who has been suffering
from a rib injury, dropped a 7-3 decision to Bruce Cochran,
the Wolverines saw their lead cut to one.
Then two weight classes that have been problem areas for
the Wolverines all year continued to haunt them. In the 167-
pound weight class,' freshman Scott Rechsteiner lost a 10-6
decision to Illinois' Trent Taylor.
With Michigan now trailing, 15-13, freshman Kevin Hill lost
a 10-7 decision at 177 in his bid to put Michigan back on top.
But, in what has become a regular part of the script for this
year's wrestling them, clutch victories by McKay and
Klasson, at 190 pounds and at heavyweight, respectively,
gave the Wolverines their triumph. McKay took a 4-0 decision
over Gregg Close, while Klasson (21-2) edged out the Illini's
Keith Paloucek, 3-0.

4

SPOR TS OF THE DAILY

Women cagers fall to

Special to the Daily
LEXINGTON, Ky.- The. Wolverine women's
basketball team fell to Kentucky here yesterday, 98-
71. Peg Harte's 27-point performance spaced
Michigan, but it wasn't enough to overcome the ex-
plosive Wildcats.
Harte had a hdt hand early, scoring six baskets to
boost the Wolverines to a 13-12 first half advantage.
The lead swung back and forth and was tied, 19-19, at
the 13:16 mark. But then Kentucky broke into the lead
and did not relinquish it for the rest of the game. At
the halftime intermission, the score stood at 45-32 in
favor of the Wildcats.
DIANE DIETZ followed Peg Harte among
Wolverine scorers with 11 points. Senior co-captain
K.D. Harte and Connie Doutt both pumped in 10 Doin-

ts, while Kent State and Western Michigan compiled
130.6 and 128.35, respectively.
Beckwith took four other first places for the
Wolverines with scores of 8.9 in the vault competition,
9.1 on the uneven bars, 9.15 on the balance beam, and
8.75 in the floor exercise. Michigan's Dayna
Samuelson took second in the all-around event with a
score of 32.8.
THE WOLVERINES had two other second-place
finishers. Cindy Shearon took second in the vault with
a score of 8.7, while Patty Ventura was runner-up to
Beckwith with a score of 8.35 on the balance team.
It was definitely the best away meet of the year
for us," said coach Sheri Hyatt. The Wolverines'
current record of 9-1 marks their best start ever.

Kentuck
Woodruff, with a 1:37.7 time in the 600-meter run, and
Brenda Kazinec, with a 40.8 in the 300-meter. Melanie
Weaver and Sue Frederick tied for first-place honors
in the 1,500 with a 4:32.5 mark. The mile and,.800
meter relay teams also claimed victories.
Michigan totaled 145 points, finishing well ahead of
second-place Western Michigan, which tallied 119.
Eastern Michigan ended up with 117 points. Ferris
State, Southwestern Michigan College and Bradley
finished well out of the picture, with less than 30 poin-
ts each.
Womerf tanker's win
Special to the Daily
-AIS(N Th mew uMpitnwmnrsi n

SCORES
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Iowa 56, Michiganp38 .
Michigan St. 68, wisconsin 58

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