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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily
SCORES
College Basketball
Oklahoma 68, Kansas State 58
N. Illinois 82, W. Michigan 61
Nebraska 75, Oklahoma State 63
Kent State 67, Bowling Green 64
Albion 73, Kalamazoo60
Vanderbilt 71, Auburn 60
St. John's 93, Connecticut 82,
Rutgers 66, Long Island 65
Villanova 66, Seton Hall 53

Thursday, February 11, 182-

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By LARRY FREED
The last time the b
Wolverines tipped off against
tans of Michigan State, they
struggling ballclub (1-12) sad
a 10-game losing streak and
Big Ten record.-
However, when the Wolveri
3-7) enter Jenison Fieldhous
against the Spartans (9-11,4
will come in as the second h'ot
in the conference and threaten
Michigan State.for seventh ph
division.
"MICHIGAN IS playii
renewed confidence," said
coach Jud Heathcote. "I w
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playing ,a better defense and shooting
with more confidence."
Michigan This new-found confidence has ac-
the Spar- counted for the Wolverines' sudden
y were a surge, three consecutive home victories
dled with with the last coming against upper-
a winless division Illinois. Thad Garner, the fifth
leading scorer in the conference and
nes (4-14, this week's Big Ten Player of-the Week,
e tonight has paced the Wolverines, averaging
4-6), they 15.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per outing
test team However Garner's statistics are mat-
ning to tie ched - even bettered - by the Spar-
ace in the tans' All-Big Ten guard candidate
Kevin Smith, who is currently second
ng with and third in'the conference in scoring
Spartan (18.6) and assists (4.1) respectively.
Mould say These sparkling numbers have not
now is eluded Michigan coach Bill Frieder, who
will have Smith watched carefully.
ON "GARNER MIGHT guard him for
o 1 part of the contest, but then who does
(Dan) Pelekoudas guard? You could
EY: see it could cause match-up problems."
ANY Another defensive question mark for

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Frieder and the Wolverines stems from
the kneecap injury to Derek Perry,
which has sidelined the 6-6 forward for
today's contest.
"With Perry out we'll have to wait
and see on our defensive alignments to
see who they put in,'' Frieder ex-
plained.
WHATEVER defense Frieder
chooses must be able to stop the Spar-
tan front line, which outrebounded the
smallish Wolverines 33-27, including 16-
9 on the offensive board in the 64-62
MSU win at Crisler Arena three weeks
ago.
Another difference in the Wolverines'
loss lay in the bench strength exhibited
by the. Spartans, who brought ten
players in through the contest.
"We don't have the depth they do and
that hurt us last game, when they kept
shuffling in (Cleveland) Bibbens,
(Kurt) James, and (Evaristo) Perez,"
Frieder said.
BUT WHAT THE Wolverines lack in

mping
bench strength, they have made up for
in determination, as they have mainly
employed just seven players
throughout the bulk of the conference
season.
To be able to capture their fourth
close victory in five outings, Michigan
will need another stellar performance

0

MSU
from its freshman sensation Eric Tur-
ner, who is currently second in the con-
ference in assists with 4.3 per outing,
while pumping in over 12 ppg.
Turner's skills will again be tested
against hometown favorite Sam Vin-
cent, who he held in check with only
four points and one assist when the two
met in Ann Arbor.

THE LINEUPS
MICHIGAN MICHIGAN ST.
(4-14) (9-11)

(45) Thad Garner (6-7) ...... F
(23) Dean Hopson (6-7) F
(52) Ike Person (6-7) ........ C
(25) Eric Turner (6-3)...... G
(32) Dan Pelekoudas (6-1) .. G
GAME TIME & SITE: 7:35 p.m.,

........ (6-8) Ben Tower (29)
(6-7) Kurt James (30)
.... (6-9) Richard Mudd (24)
.......(6-2) Sam Vincent (11)
.......(6-2) Kevin Smith (5)
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By BOB WOJNOWSKI
In this his junior year at Michigan,
center Ike Person is going out of his
way to prove that good things do indeed
come to those who wait.
After averaging less than two points a
game as a reserve his first two seasons
in Ann Arbor, likeable Ike has moved
into the starting lineup this year and
has responded with 9.8 ppg and 7.4
rebounds per game, third in the Big
Ten. But more importantly, the bonds
that have sprouted out of the adver-
sities of a 4-14 team have made this the
most enjoyable season Person has ever
had.
"HONESTLY, IF we had gone 1-26, I
wouldn't have minded," says Person.
"I wduldn't mind because this is a great
team with a great attitude, and with
what we've been through and the at-
titude we've kept-it's unbelievable.
"This team is very close and it's the
first time we've been real close-we're
like a family. I'd take this team over
any team that I've been on."
But such was not the case early in his
Michigan career: Despite averaging 23
ppg his senior year at Barrington High
School in Illinois and being named to
the Chicago Tribune All-State team,
Person was ngt highly recruited. After
receiving offers from such schools as
Illinois State and Akron, Michigan
finally came calling, and Person was
listening.
"IT WAS THE biggest school that
was close to my home," says Person, a
native of Fairfield, Ala. "I knew I could
get a good education, get major com-
petition and good exposure."
And head coach Bill Frieder has an

explanation for why Michigan recruited
Person when no other Big Ten schools
wanted him.
"We liked Ike because he's a super
young man, and that's always impor-
tant for us in recruiting," he says'."We.
like to get class kids and he's a class
kid."
PERSON SPENT most of his fresh-
man year on the bench, but he did get
his one moment of glory when starting

basketball skills would probably be bet-
ter appreciated elsewhere.
"I WAS HAVING a hard time my,
freshman year and I really wanted to
transfer," he says. "But I talked to a
couple of people and they said to stick it
out-and it's paying off now. I had
regrets back then, but not anymore,"
Indeed not. When 6-11 Tim McCor-
mick was unable to return from off-
season knee surgery, the 6-7 Person
was handed the starting center position
and his worries over lack of playing
time instantly vanished.s s
After a rather inauspicious non-
conference debut, Person has come on
strong in the Big Ten. But the fact
remains that he is a forward playing
center, and as a result he is a basketball
player looking for respect.
"I DON'T think I get much respect;
the other centers say 'he's just a 6-7
guy' and I think a lot of them un-
derestimate my ability," he says. "But
it doesn't upset me--if that's what they
want to think, I'm going to go out and
bust my butt and do the best I can. And
if they can't respect that, then hey, I'm
not going to try to change their minds."
One person who needs no persuading
is Frieder, who is more than satisfied
with Person's play this season.
"He's always been a sound reboun-
der, and recently he's been. playing the
way we thought he could," says the
Wolverines' coach. "He's getting better
because he's getting more experience."
AND THAT increase in experience is
what Person feels has helped make this

season a personal success.
"Earlier I wasn't playing as con-
sistently as I should," he says. "I'm
getting more confidence in my play now
and I'm more relaxed out there. I'm
surprising myself right now. and I'm
really proud of what I'm accom-
plishing."
Many of those accomplishments have
come as a direct result of the fact that
Person is playing out of position.
"WITH MY shooting ability and
quickness, I have an advantage over
the average center because I am so
much quicker than they are," he says..
As for next season, when freshman
forwards Robert Henderson and Pail
Jokisch join the team, Person can only
rub his hands in anticipation.
"I'm looking forward to next season,
it's gonna be great," he says. "I think
that with what we've got this year and
what we're getting in next year-look
out."
AND Sd IKE Person, so unhappy just
two years ago, is now a content man. He
is playing and -he is revelling in the
knowledge that niow he, is an intrieate
member of the team.
"Last yeaf I didn't feel I was a part of
the team," says Person. "This year we
kind of look up to each other-nobody
looks down on nobody-and that's'what
a team takes.
"I'll never forget this year-it's been
so different from the last two years," he
continues. "I'm used to winning, but
you've just got to take the good with the
bad."

Ike Person
...content cager
center Paul Heuerman went out with
mononucleosis just before the game
versus Detroit. He responded with a 14-
point, eight-rebound performance in
Heuerman's absence.
But that was to be the only bright spot
in a dismal freshman year, as he
'finished with just 2.3 points and 2.4
rebounds per game. And when the
season was over, Person felt that his

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Michigan Hockey Statistics
Individual

Michigan Basketball Statistics

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PlayereG-S
Garner ................................ 18-18
Turner .............................. 18-18
Person ...........................18-18
Rockymore............................ 18-6
Hopson ....................... .....18-11
Pelekoudas........................18-14
Carter............................. 18-1
Rudy ............................... 6-0
Brown................................ 8-0
Hall..............................8-0
Team ...........................

FG-FGA
97-218
94-208
77-156
61-131
46-85
33-72
23-61
2-3
2-4
1-4

Pct
.445
.452
.494
.466
.541
.458
.377
.667
.600
.250

FT-FTA
54-70
41-70
23-36
17-22
16-41
19-27
5-8
0-0
0-1
0-0

Pct REB-AVG
.771 125-6.9
.586 39-2.2
.639 123-6.8
.773 45-2.5
.390 724.0
.704 27-1.5
.625 32-1.8
--- 1-0.2
.000 2-0.3
-3-0.4
66

Pts
248
229
177
139
108
85
51
4
4
2

AVG
13.8
12.7
9.8
7.7
6.0
4.7
2.8
0.7
0.5
0.3

A
34
78
19
10
16
62
3
1
0
0

No. Name, Pos. GP
7 Richmond, D.........29
16 Speers, C............29
14 Tippett, LW........ 29
18 Dn. May, RW........28
19 KobylarzC........ 29
5 Richter, D ...........28
25 Brandrup, LW. 23
21 Milburn, C.......... 22
3 Lundberg, D.........24
22 Krussman, LW......29
23 McCauley, RW. 29
11 Grade, LW.......... 27
6 Perry, D ........... 29
17 Yoxheimer, C......29
8 McIntyreC.........27
15 Reid, RW............25
4 Neff, D .............. 23
2 Dg;May, D ......... 11
27 Tessier, LW..........16
24 Hawkins, D.........13
26 McCrimmon, RW ... 7
30 Elliott, G ............ 18
35 Mason, G...........;13
12 Noren, C ............7
2 Huber, LW ..........'3
1 Chiamp, G...........3
'M' BENCH..........29

A Pts
24 29
10 28
16 28
9 19
6 17
9 15
10 15
8 11
10 11
4 10
6 10
5 9
9 9
3 8
3 8
6 8
1 4
2- 2
1" 1
1 1
1 1
'0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0

P/M
24/48
20/40
11/22
20/40
10/20
25/50
20/4 1
13/26
13/26
16/32
4/8
16/'32
6/12
15/30
8/16
3/6
13/27
4/8
2/4
1/2
3/6
2/4
1/2
0/0
0/0
0/0
2/4

GOALIE STATS

Goalie (Records)
P. Mason (7-4-1) .......
J. Elliott (7-54)........
M. Chiamp (1-0-0).....
MICHIGAN (15-9-5).
OPPONENTS (9-15-5) .

G
13
18
3
29

Mm.
630:19
1052:28
97;28
178015
1780:15

GA AvgSav
30 2.86 298
54 3.08499
6 3.70 36
91 3.07 833
100 3.37 775

Tem

MICHIGAN .........................18 459-994 .462 183-286 .640 554-30.8* 1101 61.2 228
OPPONENTS........................18 476-954 .499 259-383 .676 585-32.5* 1211 67.3 256
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MICHIGAN
1 2 3 OT
Goals ..:.............. 32 41 26 1
Shots on Goal .........285 277 291 22
Goalie Saves...........262 318 238 15
Penalties..............72 99 80 1
OPPONENTS
Goals...............31 32 28 0
Shots on Goal........293 350 266 15
Goalie Saves...........253 236 265 21
Penalties.............81 86 76 0

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Totals
106
875
833
252

91
924
775
243

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