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Thursday, February 4,1982
Hard-luck 'Cats face
By RON POLLACK
Tonight's basketball game between
Michigan (2-14) and Northwestern (6i-
11) will probably have little bearing on
what team wins the Big Ten title, but it
could decide who the conference titlist
for hard luck will be.
Michigan has lost five games by one
or two points. Transportation problems
on the road and a bout with food
poisoning did nothing to dispel the
notion that the Wolverines are plagued
by bad breaks.
NORTHWESTERN HAS also lost its
share of close games. "One free throw
here, a rebound there, and a shot or two
that fall and we could have 12- or 13
wins," said Wildcats' head coach Rich
Falk. "We feel we have enough talent to
play with anyone in the league."
"They've (Northwestern) just had
(45) Thad Garner .....(6-7)
(23) Dean Hopson ..... (6-7)
(52) Ike Person........(6-7)
(25) Eric Turner ...... (6-3)
(32) Dan Pelekoudas .. 6-1)
........ (6-8) Jim Stack
.... (6-10) Andre Goode
........ (6-9) Bob Grady
.... (6-6) Gaddis Rathel
.. (6-2) Michael Jenkins
bad luck," said Michigan head coach
Bill Frieder. "They are three
calls-some of which were bad-from
being 5-3 and in the first division. They
should've and could've won all three of
those (against Iowa, Ohio State and
Michigan State). So as far as I'm con-
cerned, we're playing a team capable
of being a first division team that
kicked the hell out of Indiana (75-61 on
January 10)-and no one does that."
Leading the way for the ill-fated
Wildcats against the Wolverines will be
6-8 forward Jim Stack. The senior,
from Oak Forest, Illinois leads the
Wildcats in scoring (15.0 ppg) and is
second in rebounding (5.9 per game),
assists (39) and steals (15).
"I THINK HE'S outstanding," said
Frieder of Stack. "He's one of the great
shooters in the league. He always has
good games versus Michigan. The first
thing we have to do, is keep him from
absolutely killing us."
"You just have to work like heck on
him," continued Frieder. "You have to
try to keep quickness on him and try to
keep him from getting the ball. But
those are hard things to do."
The Wildcats' other starting forward
will be freshman Andre Goode. The 6-10
Goode is averaging 7.6 points and 4.8
rebounds per game.
"HE'S (GOODE) done a good job,"
said Frieder. "He's given them some
scoring and rebounding, and as a
freshman he's been consistent."
Joining Stack and Goode on the Nor-
thwestern front line is 6-9 center Bob
Grady (9.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg). Noting that
this trio'saverage height is 6-9, Frieder
pointed out that Michigan's lack of
height 'may continue to hinder the
"Our problem in so many of these
to join cager squad
By RON POLLACK
The rebuilding process that the 2-14 Michigan basketball team is currently
undergoing received a shot in the arm yesterday when 6-9 Robert Henderson
gave a verbal commitment to Michigan. The highly-touted center from Lan-
sing Eastern is averaging 23.5 points per game.
"He's got a lot of natural ability," said Michigan head coach Bill Frieder.
"He's a good jumper and rebounder. He's a good scorer, and we've needed a
big scoring forward for some time-and he's that.
Wolverine freshman Willis Carter, who played against Henderson in the
semi-finals of last year's Michigan high school state tournament, also spoke
highly of Michigan's newest addition.
"He's a good shooter, a good rebounder and he's very smart," said the 6-8
Carter. "He makes few mistakes. His game is all-around. But scoring down
low is his best (attribute)."
LANSING EASTERN head coach Paul Cook also noted that the
Wolverines got a highly talented recruit in Henderson. "I thinkhe would fit
into anyone's program," said Cook. "He's the best (high school) basketball
player in the state of Michigan, and Michigan needs help up front."
Henderson's announcement made him the third recruit to verbally com-
mit to Michigan. The Wolverines had already received committments from
Birmingham Brother Rice's Paul Jokisch (6-8) and Detroit Cooley's Roy
Tarpley (6-9 ). The height of these three players will give Frieder a luxury
that he hasn't enjoyed this year.
"We have to get players into this program that will make it resemble a
basketball team," said Frieder. "We need centers playing center, forwards
playing forward, and guards playing guard. We haven't been able to do that
this year. This (the verbal committments of the three prep cagers) will
allow us to do that simply because we will have more height."
HAVING WON the recruiting wars for Henderson, Jokisch and Tarpley,
Frieder noted that he is assembling an impressive group of players. "I think
it's (recruiting) off to a great start," he said. "But we need a couple more
quality players to make this program what people expect it to be, and what I
want it tobe."
Two high school players who certainly qualify as quality players are
Patrick Ford and Richard Rellford. Michigan is reportedly a strong conten-
der for the services of both players. Rellford is a 6-5 swingman from Riviera
Beach, Fla. Rellford attends Suncoast High School-the same school that
produced Wolverine football sensation Anthony Carter.
In addition'to Michigan, Rellford has made official visits to Kentucky,
Maryland, St. Johns and Hawaii. Rellford is believed to be leaning toward
Ford, a 6-6 swingman from Detroit's Cass Tech, is said to have narrowed
his choice down to Michigan and Michigan State, with the East Lansing
school having the inside track.
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...Wildcats' top scorer
games has been to keep the other team
off the boards," he said. "It'll be a
problem Thursday, as it will the rest of
NORTHWESTERN'S backcourt con-
sists of 6-6 junior Gaddis Rathel (10.2
ppg) and 6-2 junior Michael Jenkins (5.6
ppg, 41 assists). Rathel leads the Wild-
cats in steals with 16, but Frieder is not
overly concerned with how his inex-
perienced backcourt will handle
Rathel's quickness on defense.
"I THINK that (freshman) Eric Tur-
ner has done a better job handling the
ball, and (Sophomore Dan) Pelekoudas
has been more steady," he said. "So it
shouldn't be a problem, although it
might turn out to be."
Northwestern has done a good job on
defense and rebounding this year, ac-
cording to Falk, but must still do better
in other phases of the game.
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MAC schools status undecided
COLUMBUS, (AP) -Commissioner
Fred Jacoby says the reclassification of
the Mid-American Conference to
Division 1-AA may have been
The National Collegiate Athletic
Association announced Tuesday 39
schools, including six from the Mid-
American, will be dropped from
Division 1-A to Division 1-AA for the
1982 college football season.
THE NCAA LISTED the Mid-
American members dropping to the
lower classification as Ohio University,
Kent State, Bowling Green Ball State,
Eastern Michigan and Northern
The status of Miami and ,Western
Michiganremains to be settled, while
Central Michigan and league champion
Toledo will remain in Division 1-A.
Jacoby, in a prepared statement, said
all 10 of the Mid-American teams will
remain in Division 1-A in football until
Sept. 1 with their status dependent on
King coach suspended
NEW YORK (AP)-National Hockey
League President John Ziegler announ-
ced yesterday that Los Angeles Kings
Coach Don Perry has been suspended
for 15 days for ordering Paul Mulvey to
leave the bench during an altercation in
a game Jan. 24 against Vancouver.
In addition, the Kings have been fined
$5,000 by the league.
Under Ziegler's order, Perry cannot
attend team practices nor exercise any
other duty for the Kings or its minor
league affiliates during the period of his
PONTIAC (AP)-Last night's
scheduled Detroit Piston game with the
Boston Celtics was postponed after win-
ter storms plugged freeways and sur-
face streets in the Detroit area for the
second time in four days.
It marked only the second time since
the Pistons moved to Michigan from
Fort Wayne, Ind. in 1957 that a home
game has been postponed, club officials
A makeup date for Wednesday's
game will be announced in a few days,
the club said.
Michigan Basketball Statistics
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REB-AVG Pts AVG
115-7,2 214 13.4
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413-915 .451 151-241 .627 497-31.1* 977 61.1
428-855 .501 239-350 .683 545-34.1* 1095 68.4
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Georgia 87, Florida 73
Louisville 61, Tulane 56
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Mississippi 55, Tennessee 53 (OT)
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