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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Saturday, January 22, 1983

Page 6

WITTMAN, KITCHEL LEAD HOOSIERS
Inconsistent Blue faces No. 2 IU

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By LARRY MISHKIN
Special to the Daily
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The chan-
ces of Michigan winning today's
basketball game with the Indiana
Hoosiers in Bloomington are roughly
equivalent to the chances that the
falling Soviet satellite will drop in the
Diag.
That's not to say that the Wolverines
won't win, but they've never beaten In-
diana in Assembly Hal in the 11 years
it's been open. In fact, the last time a
Michigan hoops team won in
Bloomington, was in 1965 when coach
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Bill Frieder was studying for his MBA
degree at Michigan.
THERE'S NO reason this afternoon's
game (4:00 p.m.) should be any dif-
ferent.
Coming off an 89-85 win against
Michigan State on Thursday, the
Hoosiers, ranked second in the nation,
are 13-1 and 3-1 in conference play. The
senior-laden team has lived up to its
pre-season billing and is a good bet to
go far in the NCAA tournament.
The Wolverines, on the other hand,
saw their Big Ten record fall to 2-3 and
their overall mark to 11-4 following

their 75-68 loss to Ohio State on Thur-
sday. Much of the inexperience that
Frieder predicted would be a factor this
year with five freshmen, is beginning to
show.
THIS inexperience could prove to be
fatal again as the young Michigan
squad must play in the unfriendly con-
fines of Assembly Hall, where a full
house of 17,000 die-hard Hoosier fans is
as common as a tournament appearan-
ce by a Bobby Knight-coached team.
Besides the crowd factor though, the
Wolverines will have their hands full
trying to shutdown the high-powered
Indiana offense that has been averaging
74.5 points a game during the Big Ten
season. The bulk of the Hoosier attack
comes from their high-scoring forward
tandem of Randy Wittman and Ted Kit-
chel who are averaging 22.9 and 24.0
points a game respectively. The key to
a Michigan victory would be to shut-
down one, or both, of the two, but
Frieder knows that will not be easy.
"Both are great players, great.
shooters and capable of having big
games," said the Michigan coach. "We
have to do a good job on both of them
without letting the other players get
loose. You have to remember they
played on the national championship
team a few years back."

TEAMING UP with Wittman and
Kitchell in the front court will be 7-2
center Uwe Blab, averaging 8.7 points
and 3.1 rebounds a game. The West
German native recently won back the
starting spot from Steve Bouchie who
was averaging a meager 3.8 points.
The Hoosier backcourt is lead by Jim
Thomas, another member of Indiana's
1981 National Championship squad.
Thomas, averaging nine assists a
game, will be joined at guard by either
Tony Brown or Winston Morgan.
KNIGHT realizes, however, that
despite Indiana's recent success, the
Hoosiers can't be too cautious.
"Where you really have to be careful
now," said the Indiana coaching
legend, "Is that even though we're back
home, we have to play. We can't just

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show up and expect good things to hap-
pen. We have to play as well as we can
play."
Indiana may have an additional ad-
vantage over the Wolverines this year.
The new, three-point play that has
haunted Michigan all year could kill it
again as Indiana has used the new rule
better than any other team in the con-
ference, (nine for 11). Wittman is a
perfect five-for-five from behind the
bonus line and Kitchel is nearly as
good, shooting at a four-for-five clip.
Playing the optimist, Frider said, "I
hope both of them will have a bad
game." But checking himself, the
realist added, "I don't think that's ever
happened before."
You can't sell this man any satellite
insurance.

THE LINEUPS

MICHIGAN
(15) Robert Henderson.. (6-9)
(40) Richard Rellford.... (6-6)
(44) Tim McCormick... (6-10)
(25) EricTurner......... (6-3)
(24) Leslie Rockymore..(6-4)

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INDIANA
(24) Randy Wittman.....(6-5)
(30) Ted Kitchel......... (6-8)
(33) Uwe Blab........... (7-2)
(20) Jim Thomas......(6-3)
(31) Tony Brown......(6-2)

Campbell knows how to score.. .
.. ,take note, Reliford
By JIM DWORMAN
E VERY COLLEGE basketball team needs a Tony Campbell.
Not the Campbell with the droopy eyelids. Nor the one whose shorts
don't fit right and jersey always is untucked.
You see, Tony Campbell does not look like a ball player. He does, however,
play like one. The 6-7 forward scored almost at will as he led Ohio State to a
75-68 victory over Michigan Thursday night in Columbus.
And that is why every team needs a player like Campbell - he scores with
remarkable proficiency.
The junior's points came from inside and out, whether covered or not.
More often than not he is guarded, but it really doesn't matter because Cam-
pbell is a take-charge player on offense. When the Buckeyes need a basket
they look for him and he looks for the ball.
And when he gets the ball, his opponents look out.
Campbell abused Michigan's Richard Rellford and Butch Wade for 23
points. He shot over them, under them, and through them.
"He's a great player," noted Wolverine coach Bill Frieder. "He worked
hard to get good shots and he hit them."
Rellford, Frieder hopes, will someday become Michigan's answer to Tony
Campbell. "That would be nice," the third-year head coach said. "And
Rellford's that type of player. But you've got to remember - he's only a
freshman."
It shows, especially when he's on the same court as the Ohio State star.
* Campbell hits his layups. Rellford misses some of his.
" Campbell shoots with confidence. Rellford does not.
" Campbell powers his way to the basket. Rellford often avoids contact.
There is nothing unusual about any of this. Freshmen will play like fresh-
men. The question is, will Rellford ever play like Campbell?
Probably. Rellford will hit his layups as soon as he realizes how difficult it
is to miss a straightforward dunk. He already possesses an air of confidence.
He simply has to transfer it from the lockerroom to the basketball court. And
his shot is as smooth and accurate as Campbell's.
Add to this Rellford's physique, 230 pounds spread over a 6-5 frame, and
what you have is a bundle of dynamite waiting to explode.
Where and when he detonates is a matter of speculation. It took Campbell
three years to become an outstanding collegiate player. He learned by wat-
ching teammates Herb Williams, Jim Smith, and Clark Kellogg perform.
Rellford has no trio of teammates to study. Michigan's senior forwards
shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Williams, Smith, and Kellogg.
Instead, Rellford could learn by watching Campbell.
Thursday night, he had an excellent view.

Game time is 4:05 p.m. at Assembly Hall. The game will be
broadcast on WAAM (1600 AM) and WWJ (950 AM).

Cagers fall despite a lot of Harte

By MIKE BERRES
On a night when the Michigan Pep
Band played with as much excitement
as the wdmen's basketball teams, Ohio
State defeated Michigan, 82-62, in Big
Ten play last night at Crisler Arena.
The Buckeyes quickly assumed a
commanding lead in the first half and
never allowed the Wolverines to get
closer than nine points after just six
minutes had been played. Ohio State
was able to control the offensive boards
during the entire first half, usually get-
ting more than one shot.
"I THOUGHT that we played tight in
the first half," said Michigan coach
Gloria Soluk. "They're big inside and
that hurt our game plan which was to
try and get inside for the short shot off
the screen."
The Wolverine women were led in
both scoring and rebounding by Peg
Harte. The sophomore grabbed nine
rebounds and scored 31 points to match
her career high she notched earlier in
the season against Michigan State.bd
Soluk also singled out Sandy Svoboda
for playing a good game in a losing ef-
fort.
"Our bright spot was Svoboda," she
said. "We need play like that from
Amy (Rembisz) and Sandy. They both
seem to be playing with little more con-
fidence," said Soluk.
The Buckeyes had very balanced
scoring as ten women scored at least
three points each. Theresa Busch came
off the bench to pace them in scoring
with 14. Julie Plank, Carol Hamilton,
and Carla Chapman also scored in
double figures. Francine Lewis pulled
down eight rebounds for the Buckeyes
who are now 4-0 in the Big Ten and 12-2
overall.
Ohio State had a 15-point halftime
lead due mainly to some torrid
shooting. They hit 53 percent for the
game while the Wolverines shot just

below the 40 percent mark. The contest
was decided at the half though as the
Buckeyes used their substitutes for
much of the second half.
Michigan fell to 1-4 in the Big Ten,
and 3-12 overall. Soluk added that the
play of Orethia Lilly also hurt the
Wolveirnes' effort.
"We look to her as a leader and
tonight she didn't have it," she said.
"Lilly was under a lot of pressure."

Redskins down leers, 5-1

By MIKE MCGRAW
Special to the Daily
OXFORD, Ohio - A landmark victory occurred for Miami
of Ohio last night as they defeated Michigan for the first time
in the school's hockey history, 5-1.
But one has to wonder whether it really was the Wolverines
on the ice. Except for the maize and blue uniforms, the
visiting team bore little resemblance to the offensive-minded
hockey team seen in Yost Arena.
MICHIGAN was plagued by sloppy passing and stick-
handling in the Miami zone and totalled just 17 shots on goal
for the game.
"We were holding the puck too long. They beat us to the
puck and played the body real well," said Michigan coach
John Giordano. "One day we'll play great and the next day
we're terrible. It's discouraging as hell. We had our best
week of practice all year and came up with the worst perfor-
mance."
Almost the entire first period was played in the Michigan
end of the rink as the Redskins dominated play and outshot
the Wolverines, 12-3.
HOWEVER, OF Michigan's three shots, one went in.
Goalie Jon Elliott was perfect on the other end and Michigan
left the ice on top, 1-0.

amassed three goals in 2:31.
Mike Neff went off the ice at 32 seconds on a very
questionable call and the Redskins took almost the entire two
minutes to cash in. After keeping the puck in the Michigan
end the whole time, Steve Wheeldon put in a rebound after
Elliott made two saves from close range.
A minute later, Dave Corrigan took a pass that split two
Wolverine defenders and skated in alone to put Miami up, 2-1.
RICK KURALY ended the onslaught as he tapped in Mark
Beaton's shot from the blue line. Before the period ended,
another Dave, this one McClintock, scored on a slow shot
from the left point that just eluded a screened Elliott.
Midway through the third period, Mike Kirwin finished the
scoring for Miami as he fired in a rebound.
"I'm not taking anything away from Miami, but we beat
ourselves tonight," said Giordano. "I know we can play bet-
ter than thata"
FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: 1. M-Speers (Tippett, Goff) :52.
Penalties: M - McCrimmon (checking from behind) 8:27; Miami - Moore (inter-
ference)I11:24; Miami - Channell (tripping) 12:38.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 1. Miami - Wheeldon (Morris, McMillin) 2:25; 2. Miami - Corrigan
(Moore) 3:55; 3. Miami - Kuraly (Beaton) 4:56; 4. Miami- McClintock (Easdale)
17:17.
Penalties: M - Neff (tripping) :32; M - Downing (roughing) 4:08; Miami - Moore
(slashing) 9:49: M-Don (sla hing ):49: Miai -Kein (trinin) O

Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
Michigan's Peg Harte (14) goes up over Ohio State's Yvette Angel (10) and
Theresa Busch (32) during the Buckeyes' 82-62 victory last night at Crisler
Arena. The sophomore matched her career high with 31 points.

Ted Speers got the tally for Michigan ju
the game. Speers took a bounce pass from
slammed the puck past Miami goalie Al C
right face-off circle.
THE WOLVERINES were swept under b
in the second period, and Miami, aidedl

SCORES
NBA
Philadelphia 130, Seattle 117
Boston 117, Chicago 106
New Jersey 105, Cleveland 98
Kansas City 115, Houston 108

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ist 52 seconds into m
Brad Tippett and Miami - Beirns (highsticking) 13:30.
THIRD PERIOD)
Chevrier from the scoring: 5. Miami - Kerwin (Corrigan, Block) 10.32.
Penalties: M- Carlile (interference) 3:20; Miami-Kuraly (high-sticking) 7:45;
red wave early M-Goff (slashing) 7:45; Miami-Kuraly (high-sticking) 16:11; M-Goff (roughing)
by rd 16:11, Miami-Bench (too many men on the ice - penalty served by Moore) 17:01;
by two penalties, M-Stiles (tripping) 20:00.
Grapplers stop Hoosiers
By STEVE HUNTER victory over the Hoosiers and upped the
Wolverine's record to 4-3 overall and 2-1
What has more pins than a witch doc- in the Big Ten. Indiana dropped to 4-7
tor's voodoo doll? The Wolverine overall and 2-4 in the conference.
wrestling tandem of Scott and Rob Although Michigan has traditionally
Rechsteiner. been weak in lower weight classes, 126-
Rob recorded his eighth fall of the pound Mike DerGarabedian managed
season during Thursday's dual meet to decision Jim Colias 6-4. While this
with Indiana, tying his younger brother was a far cry from his major decision
Scott. over Lehigh's Damian Butler last Sun-
ROB'S WIN paced Michigan to a 23-15 day, it does show that DerGarabedian
may be Michigan's one consistent win-
ner in the lighter weights.
At 134 pounds, Greg Wright managed
R to escape with eight seconds left for a
E draw with Hoosier Ken Taroli, who is
CE still undefeated in the Big Ten.
Indiana's second victory came when
142-pounder Dave Delong decisioned
the Wolverine's fifth-year senior, Mark
THAN YOU THINK Pearson, 6-2.
At that point the Wolverines fought
u share the fare back to notch four consecutive wins in
the persons of Tim Fagan (5-4
decision), Scott Rechsteiner (7-2
b ride costs $3.20-80 decision), Kirk Trost (8-6 decision), and
hare. Rob Rechsteiner (pin).
Michigan head coach Dale Bahr,
however, was not pleased with the
Michigan win. .y
"We're fortunate to get past Indiana
because we didn't wrestle well
overall," he said. "I hope we can im-
prove and do a better job on the road in
nlr next matches with Illinnis (Satur-

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