The Michigan Daily-Sunday, February 14, 1982-Page 9
By RON POLLACK
Special to the Daily
EVANSTON - A trip to the lost-and-found
department would seem to be in order for both
the Michigan and Northwestern basketball
teams after last night's 45-44 Blue cager vic-
tory. While there, both squads would probably
look for the opportunities that they lost in the
context. s3ut one player need not make such a
trip - Eric Turner. The 6-3 Blue freshman's
game high 22 points paced the Wolverines who
defeated the Wildcats for the second con-
secutive time this season.
"WE WEREN'T producing," said Turner.
"So I figured I had to take over and the fellas
started looking to me."
With 14 seconds remaining in the game, Tur-
ner iced the contest for Michigan when he took
a Thad Garner pass and laid it in where upon he
was fouled. He hit the free throw to put the
Wildcat guard Jim Stack then narrowed the
score to 44-42 and nine seconds remaining on a
Then, with five seconds left in the game, Dan
Pelekoudas extended the Wolverine lead to
three points when he hit the front end of a one-
and-one. Stack then cut the Michigan lead to
the final score on a layup at the buzzer.
EARLIER IN the contest, it appeared that
missed opportunities would come back to haunt
the Wolverins. In the first half, Northwestern
went nine minutes, 20 seconds without a point.
Yet, when the first-half buzzer sounded, the
Blue hoopsters only led, 22-16.
"That bothered me," Frieder said. "We had
several chances to go up, 20-6, but we blew one
opportunity after another to build a cushion. A
lot of that was carelessness. We really had a
great opportunity to go up more."
In the second half, the Wildcats came stor-
ming back, taking a 26-24 lead on a Michael
Jenkins 15-foot jumper. With 9:54 remaining in
the game, Northwestern went up by its biggest
margin of the night, 34-27, on an Andre Goode
But that's when Turner took over. With the
score 36-29, Turner proceeded to score the
team's next 10 points over a period of three
minutes, 10 seconds to put Michigan up, 39-36.
"We were having problems with our offen-
se," said Frieder. "We couldn't do anything
right. But finally Eric took over.
In the second half, the Blue cagers scored
only 23 points. Eighteen of thoge came from
Turner. The only other person to score for
Michigan in the second half was Pelekoudas.
The win marked the first time that the
Wolverines have tasted victory away from
When asked about that, Frieder said, "Damn
right it's special. We're glad to win on the
The only other players, besides Turner, who
scored in double figures were in Northwestern
uniforms. Sharing scoring honors for the Wild-
cats were Stack and Goode, who both had 12
points. The game's leading rebounder was
Wildcat center Bob Grady, who pulled down
The Wolverine victory broke an eighth-place
tie between the two squads. Michigan now
stands at 4-8 in conference play, 5-15 overall.
Northwestern's loss dropped its record to 3-9 in
the Big Ten, 7-14 overall.
Min FG/A FT/A
R A PF Pts
Hopson ...................... 21
Garner ...................... 40
Person ...................... 35
Turner .................... 38
Stack ........................ 38
Grady...... .............. 37
Schultz ................. ....8
6/12 0/0 4
5/9 2/4 6
3/9. 0/0 8
1/3 2/3 5
3/6 0/0 1
1/5 0/0 2
0/2 0/0 0
1/2 0/3 2
0/1 0/0 0
20/49 4/10 31
MICHIGAN POINT GUARD Eric Turner (25) and Northwestern's Michael Jenkins scram-
ble for a-loose ball in last night's action at Evanston. Turner went on to score 22 points and
the Wolverines won their fifth game of the season, 45-44. f
Totals........................ 18/39 9/14
Halftime Score: Michigan 22. Northwestern 16
9 14 45
9 20 44
Hot Hoosiers blast Hawke yes,
... an objective view
I TSEEMED appropriate that my final column would
appear on Valentine's Day-for it has been a labor of
love for me to report the Michigan sports scene the last
two and a half years. To categorize myself as a terminal
sufferer of "Go Blue" syndrome would be an under-
statement. But having to cover Michigan athletics with
an objective eye forced me to look beyond just the
players' performance on the field. Championships were
easy to report, but the motivation and strategy behind
those championships was the challenge.
And now that the challenge has been completed, I feel
that I can honestly deem, sans "Go Blue" fedora, the
Michigan athletic program as the finest in college spor-
Whether it was Jin Paciorek homering in the ninth,
Mike McGee connecting from 25 feet out, or Anthony
Carter snaring a touchdown pass with relative ease,
there was always one underlying element to every
Michigan athletic performance-integrity.
Integrity is the bottom line of the Michigan athletic
program and, because of that, only a special type of
athlete received the opportunity to don the Maize 'n'
Bo Schembechler prides himself in recruiting the
football player who, though he may not boast as immen-
se natural skills as others, possesses the desire and
determination to work harder than most in order to suc-
Academics vs. Athletics
Such is the general philosophy of the Michigan athletic
program-the combination of a young person's
dedication to hard work with a high level of competition
in an effort to mold an individual of strong character.
Funny isn't it-How the above belief parallels that of
Michigan academics. Yet, there are many on campus
who feel that athletics' sole purpose is to offer an excuse
to get drunk in the stadium stands on a fall Saturday af-
The idea of a university is to blend a variety of ac-
tivities (academics, athletics, etc.. .) for the purpose of
educating. And when a high level of excellence can be
reached in each area, the university, as a whole,
benefits. For an example of this, a person need look no
further than Michigan.
Looking back, I see many persons who made coverage
of Michigan sports memorable. So in keeping with the
spirit of the day, and more importantly because I'm too
cheap to mail out cards-here are some Valentine
To Don Canham-A little more accessibility to infor-
mation for student reporters. We're trying to do a job
To Bo Schembechler-I'm sure you'll have a fine time
in Pasadena next New Year's.
To Bill Frieder-You're going to get the last laugh in
a couple of years so milk it for all its worth.
To Michigan basketball fans-A national champion-
ship in 1984 or 1985. With the group of freshmen Frieder
has coming in, along with returnees, the outlook for
Michigan basketball has never looked brighter.
To Bobby Knight-r know that you wanted to come
here to coach.
Diane deserves it
To Bud Middaugh-In my opinion, you are the best
coach at Michigan. And I'm sure you'll have a fine team
in Omaha come June.
To Diane Dietz-Hopefully, you'll get the recognition
you deserve as probably Michigan's finest woman
athlete in history.
To Steve Smith-Now that the monkey is off your
back, you can go out and perform like everyone knows
BLOOMINGTON (AP)- Ted Kitchel put
on an awesome display of offense for the
second straight game, and the Indiana
Hoosiers romped to a 73-58 victory yester-
day over fifth-ranked Iowa in a Big Ten Con-
ference basketball game.
Kitchel scored 33 points, including In-
diana's first 13 in the second half, then led
the Hoosiers on the 14-4 spurt that gave
them a 57-44 lead with 9:21 to play.
THEN THE Indiana defense took over, led
by Jim Thomas and freshman Winston
The victory avenged a lopsided 62-40 loss
at Iowa last week and kept alive Indiana's
Big Ten title hopes. The Hoosiers now are
14-7 overall, 8-4 in the conference.
Iowa dropped to 18-3 overall, 10-2 in the
INDIANA'S 14-4 burst began with five
straight points by Kitchel that put Indiana
up by 13. The Hoosiers later stretched that
margin to as many as 20 points, 68-48, on a
three-point play by Morgan.
The Hoosiers were plagued by foul trouble
as junior guard Randy Wittman bowed out
with eight minutes to go. Morgan played the
last nine minutes of the game with four fouls
and center Uwe Blab sat out the final 10
minutes of the game in foul trouble.
But Kitchel, who scored 34 points in Thur-
sday night's victory over Illinois, Morgan
and Thomas were able to pick up the slack.
Thomas had a pair of steals in crucial
situations, and he also contributed impor-
tant rebounding punch from his guard
Minnesota 53, Purdue 52
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP)- Darryl Mit-
chell brought Minnesota within one point on
a rebound basket with 16 seconds to go
yesterday, then sank a pair of free throws
with one second remaining to lift the ninth-
ranked Gophers to a 53-52 Big Ten Con-
ference basketball victory over Purdue.
Mitchell, a 6-foot-5 senior, finished with 18
points as second-place Minnesota pulled
within one game of Big Ten leader Iowa, a
73-58 loser at Indiana.
PURDUE'S RUSSELL Cross had given
the Boilermakers a 50-46 lead on two free
throws with 1:28 to go. But Minnesota's Jim
Petersen hit the first of two foul shots a half-
minute later, and Trent Tucker tipped in the
second attempt to pull the Gophers to 50-49.
Purdue regained a three-point lead on a
layup by Ricky Hall with 30 seconds
remaining before Mitchell's clutch rebound
basket sliced the lead to one. The Gophers
then intentionally fouled Purdue's Curt
Clawson, a sophomore reserve who had not
shot a free throw all season, and he missed
both attempts with nine seconds remaining.
Minnesota got the ball and with one
second left Mitchell was fouled by Cross.
Tucker and 7-3 center Randy Breuer, who
fouled out with about six minutes to go, ad-
ded 11 points apiece for the Gophers, now 9-3
in Big Ten play and 17-4 overall. Purdue,
falling to 6-6 in the conference and 9-12
overall, was led by Keith Edmonson with 20
points and Cross with 15.
Ohio State 51,
Michigan State 46
EAST LANSING (AP)- Freshmenguar-
ds Troy Taylor and Ron Stokes sank six
straight free throws in the stretch to secure
Ohio State's 51-46 Big Ten basketball victory
over Michigan State yesterday.
The triumph was Ohio State's first in
Jenison Fieldhouse since 1971, and coupled
with an earlier triumph in Columbus, was
the first time since,1965 the Buckeyes have
defeated the Spartans twice in the same
THE VICTORY improved Ohio State's
record to 7-5 in league play and 16-8 for the
season. Michigan State fell to 5-7 in the Big
Ten and 10-12 overall.
The Buckeyes rolled to a 9-2 lead at 13:59
of the first half, but Michigan State rallied
and settled for a 24-24 tie at intermission.
Michigan State took control early in the
second half and held leads of 3 points on five
occasions. The Buckeyes regained the lead
for good with 6:55 to go on a tip-in by 6-foot-
11 Granville Waiters. A pair of free throws
by Stokes and Taylor upped the lead to 47-42
Big Ten Standings
with 29 seconds remaining.
Sam Vincent countered with two free
throws for the Spartans to make it 47-44 with
24 seconds left. Taylor then sank two more
free throws and Waiters scored on a dunk at
Illinois 68, Wisconsin 60
MADISON (AP) - Illinois, led by James
Griffin with 23 points, held off a late second-
half challenge by Wisconsin for 68-60 victory
in Big Ten basketball yesterday.
Wisconsin's John Bailey scored 20 points,
all but two in the second half rally.
WISCONSIN, trailing by 20 points at 41-21
with 12 :38 left in the game, came back to
trail by four at 64-60 with 38 seconds left.
The Badgers had the opportunity to cut
the gap to two points after Griffin missed a
layup with 22 seconds left and Brad Sellers
rebounded for Wisconsin. But with 12
seconds left, Sellers missed two shots and
Greg Dandridge missed another shot and
the Illini pulled down the rebound.
Craig Tucker was fouled by Wisconsin's
Cory Blackwell and scored two free throws
to make it 66-60. Griffin added a dunk at the
Ohio State ..............
Michigan State ..........
MICHIGAN STATE'S BEN TOWER (number 20) battles for a loose ball with Ohio
State's Larry Huggins (rear) and Troy Taylor (right) during the first half of yester-
day's Spartan-Buckeye contest.
SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:
'M'-tankers rally to win
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS- After seven events, things did not look
bright for the Michigan men's swimming team which found
itself down by one point against the Ohio State squad last
The Wolverines rallied to win the last six events, though,
and handily defeated the Buckeyes, 68-45.
Overall, the tankers won 10 of 13 events and set five meet
Ron Merriott claimed two of the records, which were also
season bests. His first came in the one-meter dive in which he
compiled a 362.55. The second came from his three-meter
dive in which he received 374.92 points.
Fernando Canales set another meet record and swam his
best race this year in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing the laps
Canales was also a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay
squad which set the fourth meet record with a time of 3:05.59.
He was accompanied by Kirstan Vandersluis, Tom Dudley
and Mark Noetzel.
The final competition record came from Kevin Williamson,
who wmnn thUMf-lvardfrP fat i nQ94 1A
THE CAVALIERS, now 24-1 overall and 9-1 in the ACC,
struggled against a Clemson defense that limited 7-4 All-
American Ralph Sampson to just seven points. However,
Sampson led all rebounders with 13.
Gilliam topped all scorers with 18 points.
The Tigers trailed by seven points entering the second half.
With 1:51 remaining, the score was knotted at 54-54. Clem-
son's Horace Wyatt missed the front end of a one-and-one and
Cavalier substitute guard Ricky Stokes cleared the rebound.
North Carolina State 62, Notre Dame 42
SOUTH BEND, Ind. '(AP) - Guard Sidney Lowe had a
game-high 13 points last night as North Carolina State,
holding Notre Dame scoreless for the final five minutes of the
first half and to just five points in the first 12 minutes of the
second period, overwhelmed the Irish 62-42.
The victory lifted North Carolina State to 18-6 for the
season. Notre Dame, which beat the Wolfpack 71-55 a year
ago, fell to 7-13.
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By JESSE BARKIN
special to the Daily
PONTIAC- Portland forward Calvin Natt scored
25 points to lead the Trailblazers to a 128-120 victory
over the Pistons last night at the Pontiac Silverdome
before a crowd of 14,199.
The Pistons took a 102-96 advantage into the fourth
quarter and shot an anemic 26 percent from the field
in the final period as Portland banged their way to the
win on the support of forward Michael Harper and
center Mychal Thompson, who outmuscled the
"WE LOST the ball game up front," said Piston
coach Scotty Robertson. "I thought Michael Harper
played very well. He m'ade some big offensive
rebounds at critical points."
The Pistons trailed 117-115 after Kent Benson's tip-
in, but then Blazer guard John Paxson hit back-to-