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Sunday, December 5, 1982

Page 10

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By JESSE BARKIN
Party time is over.
After rallying from a seven-point
halftime deficit to defeat Northern
Michigan, 77-70, yesterday in a sloppy,
mistake-filled game, Michigan head
coach Bill Frieder proclaimed that he
was through shuffling players in and
out to give everyone a chance; it's time
to get serious.
"I'M ABOUT done experimenting,"'
said Frieder. "In the second half we
went "with Rellford, McCormick, Ike
(Person) and the guards (Eric Turner
and Leslie Rockymore), then we went
to the bench and thankfully the bench
did the job. It's time to start looking in
that direction.
"I made up my mind I was going to
play 10 men in the first half. It didn't
matter if they (the Wildcats) were up
by 30, I made up my mind. We
recruited a lot of kids and I said they
would get an opportunity," he added.
Turnovers and missed layups charac-
terized the Wolverine play in the first
half. While the Wildcats were working
the ball around looking for the open
shot, Michigan was fumbling the ball
away 13 times, including four turnovers
by Turner, who led all scorers with 24
points.
AT TIMES the Wolverines looked
tough but at others they looked terrible.
Midway through the first half, Turner
hit Rellford on the break for a layup.
Rellford was fouled on the play and

converted the foul shot for a three-point got a lift fro
play. But the very next time down the and the h
floor it was Turner again looking down- Jokisch.
court for Rellford, but this time he "WE WE
threw a lob over the 6-6 freshman's motions in t
head and out of bounds. "In the sec
Near the end of the half, after Nor- played fair]
thern had worked nearly one minute off forced som
the clock while nursing a 36-31 lead, baskets and
Michigan's pressure defense caused the Turner h
Wildcats to throw the ball away with buckets of1
seven seconds remaining. But instead the lead
of cutting the lead to three, Turner Rockymor
threw a pass intended for Rockymore, remaining.
but it was intercepted by Kevin Wildcats pr
Latimer who took it in for a layup as the when 6-8 c
half ended. out of the ga
A different Michigan team came out But after
to start the second half. The with 2:34
Wolverines played tough defense and stituting ag
'Cat-napping

past
m the leadership of Turner,{
ustle of freshman Paull
RE just going through the l
he first half," said Frieder.
cond half we came out and
ly well. We had intensity ...
ething, and got some easy
picked it up a little."
it the first three Wolverine
the half and Michigan took
for good, 46-45, on a
e jumper with 14:32
The killing blow to the
robably came with 9:43 left
enter David Traylor fouled
ame.
stretching the lead to 70-58
left, Frieder began sub-
ain and the Wolverines hung

' ats
on in the final minute of the game. Leo
Brown's two free throws with 14 secon-
ds left gave Michigan a seven-point
lead and iced the game.
"I THOUGHT we were in pretty good
shape the last 10 minutes," said
Frieder. "And the score wasn't what it
could have been. I tried to play some
people."
Frieder said that he was pleased by
the play of Turner, Rellford and
especially that of Jokisch, who scored
10 points in the second half. "He
worked hard and played under control.
He got some big boards and buckets."
Turner, who finished with seven
assists and nine turnovers in addition to
his 24 points, admitted after the game
that "maybe it was one of those days."
"Everybody was kind of down.
They weren't responding," said the co-
captain. "But I feel good because last
year we might have lost that game. We
pulled it out."
Kansas next
Michigan will face its toughest test
of the young season when the
Wolverines play host to Kansas at
8:00 p.m. tomorrow night in Crisler
Arena. The Jayhawks were un-
defeated going into last night's ac-
tion and are expected to be the top
contenders for the Big Eight title.

MICHIGAN
MinFG/AFT/A
Henderson ........ 15 2/3 0/1
McCormick ....... 16 1/3 0/0
Tarpley..........13 1/4 4/8
Rockymore.........29 4/11 2/4
Turner.............35 10/18 3/6
Person.............26 5/9 0/1
Reilford............22 3/6 3/5
Jokisch........... 14 4/7 2/2
Pelekoudas........ 18 0/0 0/0
Wade............7 0/1 0/2
Rudy .............. 1 0/0 0/0
Brown............. 1 0/0 2/2
Antonides.........1 0/0 0/0
Gibas............ 1 0/0 0/0
McFarland ........ 1 0/0 0/0
Team Rebounds
Totals............200 30/62 16/31

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4
4
9
4
6
6
3
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3
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0
0
3
49

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1
1
0
3
7
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0

PF Pts
0 4
32
3 6
0 10
4 24
0 10
2 9
0 10
2 0
1 0
0 0
1 2
0 0
0 0
0 0

NORTHERN MICHIGAN
MinFG/AFT/A R
Latimer........... 27 3/4 0/0 4
Wyers ............ 25 2/5 4/6 5
Traylor...........22 5/8 1/1 3
Harris ............ 33 6/11 2/2 4
Dickinson ......... 18 3/11 0/0 1
Sobutka..........141/5 0/0 2
Jenkins............20 4/12 2/4 2
Webb.............. 12 0/3 1/2 5
Simon ............. 21 2/6 0/0 4
Mattson ...........3 2/3 0/0 1
Summers.......... 3 0/0 0/0 0
Dahlin............2 0/0 0/0 0
Team Rebounds 3
Totals............200 28/68 10/15 34

A
4
0
3
0
0
2
0
0
0
0

PF Pts
5 6
5 8
5 11
2 15
1 7
2 2
1 10
1 1
3 4
36
1 0
0 0

11 29 70

Three-point field goals: Turner, Harris, Dickinson.
Mattson (2)
Attendance: 7,651

Doily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Michigan guard Eric Turner manages to evade Northern Michigan's Franz
Jenkins . . . this time. Turner had nine turnovers but scored 24 points in
Michigan's sloppy 77-70 victory over the Wildcats.

16 15 77

Halftime: Northern Michigan 38, Michigan 31

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KERRSE WORDS.
BY JOHN KERR
Michigan's task...
0 ..improve, or else

Wolverines break

Broncos, 2-

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O NJANUARY 6, 1983, the true test of the Michigan basketball team will
occur.
That's the day that the fun ends and the Big Ten season begins for the
young Wolverines when they travel to Evanston to meet Northwestern. No
more Akron, Cleveland State, or Northern Michigan. Just Indiana, Iowa,.
Minnesota and the like.
With yesterday's 77-70 victory over Northern Michigan, the Wolverines'
record stands at 3-0. Last season they didn't get their third victory until early
February in the 17th game of the season. There is no question that Michigan
is definitely a much better basketball team than it was a year ago. But from
watching the first three games, it is obvious that the Wolverines still must
make tremendous improvements if they are to compete at the same level as
most of the other Big Ten schools.
Bill Frieder is aware of this, saying that his squad "must improve in every
aspect of the game" if they are to be successful in the Big Ten. this is true,
but there are a couple of aspects that need help more than others. This was
expecially apparent yesterday in the game against Northern.
Michigan shot a pathetic 51.6 percent from the foul line yesterday and, at
times, played some horrendous defense. These have to be Frieder's main
concerns it this time.
Michigan's free throw shooting is foul
In the Big Ten, many games are decided in the final few minutes and foul
shooting can play a very important part in the outcome. For the season,
Michigan has made only 39 of 69 free throws - a measley 57 percent. If this
figure hasn't improved significantly by January, it is doubtful that many
close conference games will go Michigan's way.
Frieder thinks that the Wolverine's lack of prowess from the foul line is
due to a lapse in concentration. "It's (the missed foul shots) just mental
concentration and we've got to develop some of that on this team," he said
yesterday. "We don't have many players with mental toughness."
But he said his team will "just keep shooting them" in practice. "I think
when you have a lot of young kids you're going to have a lot of things you're
going to have to improve on," he said.
It hasn't just been the freshmen, though, who have been unable to sink the
free shots. No one has been absolutely dependable at the line for Michigan.
The Wolverines' top player, Eric Turner, has hit on only seven of 16 chances
from the line. But the sophomore guard says he has been working on it in
practice and thinks he will definitely improve.
"Shooting foul shots in a game is different from practice," he said. "I
think it's just a matter of getting a nice game shot 'down. I may just be
thinking about other things at the line. I'm aware that I'm missing and I'm
not happy about it. But I'm not really worried about it."
Frosh still learning 'D'
One thing Frieder and Turner should worry about is Michigan's lack of
defense. Yesterday, Northern Michigan players were continually finding
themselves wide open on offense, and took many unmolested jump shots.
Much of the problem is due to the Wolverine freshmen, who aren't used to
playing tough defense. It's something that is new to them since they didn't
have to do it in high school. But these freshmen will be seeing a lot of playing
time when the Big Ten season starts, so improvement is essential.
I mean, think about this. If household names like Northern's Bill Harris,
David Traylor, and Franz Jenkins can puncture the Wolverine defense,
imagine what Indiana's Ted Kitchell, Minnesota's Randy Breuer, or Iowa's
Michael Payne will do to it. Not a pretty thought, is it?
Michigan players seem to fall for every fake their opponents dish out. All it
takes is one little head motion for Richard Rellford or Leslie Rockymore to
respond with a 30-inch vertical leap.
Turner, who learned firsthand last what a tough defensive conference the
Big Ten is, says he thinks the Wolverine freshmen are doing a good job
defensively but still are not near the level that is required in conference play.
"I think they (the freshmen) are doing a great job (on defense)," Turner
said. "I think we all have to improve to do well in the Big Ten, though. I try to
tell them (the freshmen) that it's really tough and that they must work as a
team and as individuals in the Big Ten or we'll get burnt."
Get burnt is an understatement. Without defense the Wolverines will get
killed in the Big Ten.
- But Michigan has four weeks and seven games before the road game at
Northwestern. That's plenty of time to get the foul shots down and the defen-
se on the hall. These trouble snots had better improve though. because

By CHUCK JAFFE
Special to the Daily
KALAMAZOO - The Michigan
hockey team finally came of age last
night at Western's Michigan's Lawson
Ice Arena. The Wolverines showed the
defense that coach John Giordano has
stressed all season long, surviving a
last-minute Bronco flurry to come
away with an impressive 2-1 win.
Co-captain Brad Tippett scored both
goals, and was a whirling dervish on
defense to lead the Wolverines to the
team's third victory in its last six
games.
"TONIGHT IT went in, but last night
it didn't," the senior center said. "Two
goals is not enough to win a hockey
game, but holding the other team to
only one made the difference. that was
a big boost for us."
Tippett opened the scoring at 5:22 of
the first period. With Western's David
Bina in the penalty box, Michigan's Jim
McCauley unleashed a slap shot from
the right point. Western Michigan's
Glenn Healy stopped the puck but could
not control the rebound, which
Michigan's Ted Speers flicked to Tip-

pett in the left slot for the easy goal.
The two teams fought each other off
until 7:22 of the second period. With
Todd Carlile in the penalty box for high-
sticking, the Bronco's Stuart Burnie
took a face-off pass from Andy Atkinson
and fired a twenty-foot wrist shot into
the right corner of the net over
Michigan goaltender Mark Chiamp.
"WE DID NOT give up any goals,"
said Giordano. "You can't ask for more
than that, and even that goal came af-
ter two penalties in a row.
"The difference tonight," Giordano
added, "was that everybody came
back, everybody played the man, and
everybody did it every time. We
forechecked well tonight, jeez did we
ever forecheck well."
Tippett scored the game-winner just
1:15 after the Western goal. Chris
Seychel knocked down a high pass at
the Bronco blue line. McCauley took
Seychel's quick pass and found .Tippett'
alone at the left face-off circle for a wrist
shot that Healy gloved but could not
hold. ihe puck trickled into the net,
and all that was left was for the
Wolverines to play frantic defense and
hold on to their most impressive win of

the season.
THE CLOSEST the Broncos came to
scoring was a shat by Diego Odino
which hit the goal post. After that,
Michigan's Chiamp shut the door and
the Wolverines raised their season
record to 6-10.
"It felt good, and I thought we'd win
through the whole game," Chiamp said.
"The defense hardly made any
mistakes. That's the best game of the
year for us."
"Everybody that has made it this far

doesn't get nervous in a close game,"
Tippett added. "You just learn to work
harder and give it everything you
have."
The win marks the third consecutive
series in which the Wolverines have lost
the first game, only to come back and
win on Saturday night.
"We know what we did wrong on th4
first night, and we corrected it,"
Chiamp said. "We just have to keep
improving, and start playing this well
all the time."

Getting defensive

FIRST PERIOD
scoring: 1. M-Tippett (Speers, McCauley) 522.
Penalties: WMU-Gina (holding) 4:26, M-Tippett
(hooking) 9:22, WMU-MacDonald (tripping) 14:24:
WMU-Johannesen (slashing) 15:05.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 1. WMU-Burne (Atkinson) 17:22; 2. M-
Tippett (McCauleySeychel) 18:37.
Penalties: M-May (hooking) 3:27; M-Yoxhiemer
(tripping) 11:14; M-Grade (cross-checking) 14:31:

WMU-Grillo (roughing) 14:31; M-Carlile
(highsticking) 16:08; M-Goff (hooking) 19:33.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: None.
Penalties: M-Dries (highsticking) 4:47; WMU-
Dorion (highsticking) 4:47.
SAVES
1 2 3 - T
M-Chiamp ...........................6 9 4 - 19
WMU-Healy ........................17 7 3 - 27

Kentucky drops Villanova, 93-79*

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Derrick
Hord scored 26 points and Charles Hurt
added 15 yesterday to power third-
ranked Kentucky to a 93-79 college
basketball victory over fourth-ranked
Villanova.
It was the third straight victory for
unbeaten Kentucky while Villanova
record dropped to 1-1.
Both Hord and Hurt are 6-foot-6
seniors. Hurt was perfect on all seven
of his shots from, the field, with all but
SPOR TS OF THE DAIL 1Y:

two of his points coming in the first half.
Kentucky dominated most of the
game and appeared as if it would turn
the game into a rout, leading by as
much as 14 points early in the second.
But Villanova's big men, Ed Pinckney
and John Pinone, who were bottled up
Sin the first half by Kentucky's zone
defense, and guard Stewart Granger
finally started connecting and
Villanova reduced its deficit to 81-77
with about 1:30 remaining.

Illinois 75, Western
Michigan 59
CHAMPAIGN, (AP) - Derek Harper
scored 19 points and Bruce Douglas ad:
ded 11 points and 11 assists yesterday to
lead Illinois to a 75-59 non-conference
college basketball victory over Western
Michigan.
Illinois never trailed in the game but
was threatened midway through the
second half when the Broncos, 0-4,
pulled to within three points. Western
Michigan's surge came on a com-
bination of hot shooting from the field
and poor free throw shooting by the
Illini.
But Illinois, 4-1, got on track with a 12-
point run fueled by three baskets each
from Harper and Douglas for a 61-44
lead. The biggest Illini lead was 20
points late in the game.
Indiana 65, UTEP 54
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Ted Kitchel

scored 23 points yesterday 'as eighth-
ranked Indiana, overcoming a poor.
shooting first half, raced to a 16-poin
lead in the second period and bea
Texas-El Paso 65-54 in a non-conference
college basketball game.
The Hoosiers hit just 32 percent fron
the field in the first half and got ine'o
their final 11 points in that period fror
the free throw line for a narrow 28-21
lead at the intermission.
Randy Wittman, who had average(
29.5 over the Hoosiers' first two games
finished with 16 points, all but five in th
second half. Tony Brown added eigh
points for the Hoosiers.
UTEP, falling to 2-1, was led by Fret
Reynolds with 13 points and Judet
Wisconsin 64, Kansas
State 52
MADISON (AP) - Cory Blackwell
scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in a
9-minute second-half spree as Wiscon-
sin rallied to defeat Kansas State 64-52
Saturday afternoon at the UW
Fieldhouse.

Wings trip Devils, 6-2

By JIM DAVIS
Special to theDaily
DETROIT - Mike Blaisdell and
Danny Gare each tallied two goals and
the Detroit Red Wings came up with
four third-period goals, last night as
they defeated New Jersey, 6-2.
The victory broke a 14-game winless
streak for the Wings.
GARE SCORED his two goals,
Blaisdell scored his second of the night,
and Dwight Foster added another to
give Detroit the win.
Detroit opened the scoring midway
through the first period when Tom,
Rowe took a pass from Mark Osborne,
skated between the New Jersey defen-
semen, and slipped the puck past the
prone Chico Resch.
THE DEVILS came back with two
goals in the second, one by Jan Ludvig
and the other by Steve Tambellini.

Former University of Michigan icer
Rob Palmer assisted on Ludvig's goal.
Detroit knotted the score with half a
minute to go in the second period as
Blaisdell notched his first of the night
and seventh goal of the season on a nifty
pass from John Ogrodnick.
From that point on it was all Detroit.
Pistons fall
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC- The injury-plagued
Detroit Pistons battled Boston evenly
for three-and-a-half quarters last night,
but the Celtics finally wore the Pistons
down and posted a 119-112 victory at the
Silverdome. Nate Archibald scored a
driving three-point play to put Boston
up by one with 4:45 left and the Celtics
never looked back.
-MIKE MCGRAW

Heisman to Walker;

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Carter
NEW YORK (AP) -
Walker of top-ranked
whose sprinter's speed an
power have him on the
college football's all-tim
mark, finally won the
Trophy last night after tv
misses.
Michigan flanker Antho

takes fourth
Herschel the top ground-gainer in Southwest
Georgia, Conference history.
id bull-like Only a junior, the 6-foot-1, 220-
brink of pound Walker ranks third on the all-
e rushing time NCAA rushing list with 5,259
Heisman yards and needs only 823 yards next
wo narrow year to take over the top spot. It also
puts him in position to win a second
ony Carter Heisman. a feat accomplished

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