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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, January 6, 1983

Page 7

WILDCATS OFF TO BEST START IN 45 YEARS

Michigan Basketball Statistics

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Imp roved Northwestern to test M'

By JESSE BARKIN "
Northwestern fans must seriously be
thinking about changing their allegian-
es. Whatever happened to the good old
d'ays when the Wildcat athletic teams
Pimped woefully home after a game,
notching another mark in the right
hand side of the won-loss column?
First, the Wildcats win three games
in the football season, increasing their
win total from the previous two seasons
f0) an infinite number of times. And
now... and now, Northwestern opens
the Big Ten basketball season tonight
against Michigan sporting a 9-1 record,
its best start in 45 years!
BUT DON'T let the record fool you.
Pcnly six of the Wildcat games have
been against Division I schools, and

none of them will ever be confused with
basketball powers. But the Wildcats
are much improved over last seasn
when they finished ninth in the Big Ten,
and will be ready to face the Wolverines
tonight in DePaul's Alumni Hall.
The Wildcats return the bulk of last
year's 8-19 (4-14 in the Big Ten) club,
including second team All-Big Ten for-
ward Jim Stack, 6-7 Art Aaron, and
sophomore center Andre Goode.
Aaron leads the team with a 17.3
scoring average and Stack is con-
tributing 14.7 for Northwestern. Goode,
a 6-10 postman from Rockford, Ill. is the
team leader on the boards, grabbing 8.5
a game.
IN THE backcourt, 6-2 speedster
Michael Jenkins returns at point guard
and is joined by 6-6 senior Gaddis
Rathel.
Though the Wildcats have not seen
championship competition thus far,
their impressive record has spread
confidence throughout the team, accor-

ding to coach Rich Falk.
"We have confidence in our chances
to win," said Falk. "That was the
biggest thing we wanted the players to
accomplish during the preseason - we
wanted the players to get confidence
and learn what it takes to be consistent
winners.
"WE'RE READY for the start of the
Big Ten season. In order to win con-
sistently in this conference, and against
Michigan, we'll have to play like a top
20 team, because that is the quality
basketball played in the Big Ten."
Michigan coach Bill Frieder concurs
that confidence will be no problem for
the Wildcats. "They don't just think
they're going to beat us, Northwestern
thinks they're going to win the con-
ference."
The Wolverines' task will be to
neutralize the Wildcat's forwards,
Stack and Aaron, and more importantly
to play as well as they are capable of
playing. The difference between the

two team's idencal 9-1 records ubing
that Michigan has faced' some for-
midable opponents such as Penn, Kan-
sas and Oklahoma State, in addition to
lesser teams such as Northern
Michigan and Vermont.
Frieder will start the team that rolled
over Penn - Richard Rellford, Robert
Henderson, Tim McCormick, Leslie
Rockymore and Eric Turner.
"My biggest concern is that we're
very young, and our young kids don't
know how hard you have to play in
the Big Ten, especially on the road,"
Frieder said. "Whether our guys are
ready, I don't know."

PLAYER
Turner..............
Rockymore..........
Person.............
McCormick ...........
Relford ..............
Jokisch.............
Henderson..........
Tarpley.............
Pelekoudas............
W ade..................
Antonides..........
Brown ..............
Rudy ..................
Gibas .................
McFarland..........
Team .................
MICHIGAN...........
OPPONENTS .........
3-point shots:
Turner
Rockymore
MICHIGAN
OPPONENTS

G-S
9.9
10-10
10-6
10-9
10-7
10-1
10-4
10-2
10-1
x-1
6-0
6-0
6-0
6-0
6-0

FG-FGA
63-113
63-136
38-83
28-50
35-70
29-58
28-56
23-42
9-18
8-15
3-6
0-5
1-2
0-1
0-1

PCT
.557
.463
.458
.560
.500
.500
.500
.548
.500
.533
.500
.000
.500
.000
.000

FT-FTA
25-50
14-24
15-20
33-43
17-25
9-12
9-11
12-21
6-11
2-8
0-0
2-2
0-0
2-4
0-0

PCT
.500
.583
.725
.767
.680
.750
.818
.555
.444
.250
1.000
.500

REB-AVG
30-3.3
37-3.7
57-5.7
67-6.7
39-3.9
34-3.4
59-5.9
43-4.3
20-2.0
17-2.1
2-0.3
6-1.0
0-0.0
0-0.0
0-0.0
25"

PTS
155
140
91
89
87
67
65
58
24
18
6
2
2
2
0

AVG
17.2
14.0
9.1
8.9
8.7
6.7
6.5
5.8
2.4
2.2
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.0

A
65 -
26
12
6.g
5:
4
28
0
0
0
0
0

10
10

0 328-656 .500 146-231 .632 436-43.6 806 80.6 159
0 254-597 .425 157-238 .660 323-32.3 672 67.2 103
4-7 (.571)
0-1 (.000)
4-8 (.500)
7-30 (.233)

From a Wolverine to a Panther?
Carter considers USFL's offer

THE LINEUPS
MICHIGAN NORTHWESTERN

. WAaron
p.. . Wildcat scoring leader

(9-1)
(35) Robert Henderson .. (6-9) F
(40) Richard Rellford ... (6-6) F
(44) Tim McCormick ... (6-10) C
(25) Eric Turner.........(6-3) G
(24) Leslie Rockyriore .. (6-4) G
Game time is 8:30 EST at DePaul's

(9-1)
(6-7) ........Jim Stack (25)
(6-7) .......... Art Aaron (24)
(6-10) ...... Andre Goode (44)
(6-6) ......Gaddis Rathel (33)
(6-2) .....Michael Jenkins (3)
Alumni Hall

Pistons pound Cavaliers

BLOOMFIELD HILLS (UPI) - All-
America wide receiver Anthony Carter
of Michigan said yesterday he would
seriously consider signing with the
Michigan Panthers of the new United
States Football League.
"I'm glad to be able to have the op-
portunity to be drafted by a pro team,"
said Carter, who set an NCAA record
for all-purpose yardage for Michigan in
his just-concluded career. "I'm also
glad to be drafted by a Michigan team.
"RIGHT NOW I don't know what I'm
going to do," he said. "I haven't talked
it over with my mom and I haven't got
an agent."
Carter was in Houston Tuesday when
he learned the Panthers put him on
their protected list of 26 territorial
players. He was talking with Dr. Jerry
Argovitz, agent for Billy Sim s of the
Detroit Lions among others, but did not
reach any agreement on represen-
tation.
Right now Carter is "going out to the
Hula Bowl and have a nice time out
there before I select an agent."
THE USFL training camps will open
at month's end so Carter will have to
select an agent before then if he is to
seriously consider signing with the new
league. The NFL draft is not held until
April 26-27.
"Money is not the reason I would con-
sider the league," Carter said. "It

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really doesn't matter whether I play in
the USFL or the NFL. The USFL will
get by whether I come in or not."
However, he did seem intrigued over
the opportunity to play in an area where
he made a name for himself
collegiately and for the chance to start
out with a new league.
"RIGHT NOW I think I'm going to get

an agent. The sooner the better, it's
tough to sleep at night because of the
new league.
"But I'm very much considering this
league," Carter said, "because it has a
lot players I already know. If
everything works out for the best, I'll be
a Panther."

By PAUL HELGREN
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC - Coming off a tough 1-5-
load trip, a tired and injury riddled
Detroit Pistons team badly needed an
easy win. The Cleveland Cavaliers fully
cooperated, as the Pistons coasted to an
easy 130-116 victory at the Silverdome
last night.
Vinnie Johnson lead the Pistons with
26 points. Terry Tyler added 24 points
and Bill Laimbeer had 22. World B.
Free topped all scorers with 27.
PISTON COACHI Scotty Robertson
rested his starters for much of the
name, a luxury he has not been able to
afford recently.
"I was concerned about fatigue,"
Robertson said, "I tried to rotate the
big guys as much as I could."
The win evened the Pistons record at
18-18 while the Cavaliers dropped to 4-
27. Piston guard Isiah Thomas left the
gme with about eight minutes to go
with a "bumped" knee. The injury was
not serious but rather a good excuse for
homas to get some much needed rest.
Other Pistons were also, worried
about fatigue. Center Bill Laimbeer
said the team was "concerned about
the fatigue factor, because if we have a
dogfight, we'd be in trouble. They pret-
ty much backed off and let us play our
game."

The Pistons next game is Friday
against the division leading Milwaukee
Bucks at Milwaukee.
MSU upsets Iowa
IOWA CITY (UPI) - Center Kevin
Willis and guard Sam Vincent each
scored 18 points last night to lead
Michigan State to a 61-59 upset win over

No. 8 Iowa in the Big Ten opener for
both clubs.
The loss ruined the Hawkeyes' debut
in their new $17 million Carver-
Hawkeye Sports Arena, which was sold
out with 15,283 fans. Iowa dropped to 8-
2 overall, while Michigan State im-
proved its mark to 8-3 overall.

Caps, Jensen stop Wings 5-2

O yez, Oyez!

By JIM DAVIS
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Five different
Washington players scored goals and
former Detroit goalie Al Jensen, the
game's number one star, shut down the
Red Wings 5-2 last night at Joe Louis
Arena. The loss was Detroit's third in a
row.
The third period was the key, as Bob-
by Gould, Alan Haworth, and Mike Gar-
tner netted goals early in the period as
the Capitols completely dominated the
action.
DETROIT'S Dwight Foster scored
his tenth goal midway through the third
period, but it was too little too late.
Detroit's Reggie Leach began the
scoring at 7:47 of the opening period.
From a face off, Jim Schoenfeld dum-

ped the puck around the boards when it
took an off bounce and kicked out in
front of the net, to the stick of Leach,
who deposited it for his eighth goal of
the season.
Four minutes later the Cap's Doug
Jarvis took a Dennis Maruk pass from
behind the net and tipped it home, tying
the score 1-1.
WASHINGTON'S other goal came in
the second period on a shot by Bobby
Carpenter.

Wing's coach Nick Polano was not
happy with the tears play. "Some
people just have to learn how to play
harder. We have to knock people
down." He also was not pleased with
the officiating. "He (referee Andy van
Hellemond) called four penalties on us
before he called one on them."
The Wings will have a chance to
regroup when they go to Calgary Satur-
day night to play the Flames.

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