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Page 8-Sunday, February 6, 1983-The Michigan Daily
MSU trips Blue,

(Continued from Page 1)
Before the Spartan streak, Eric Tur-
ner had almost single-handedly kept
the Wolverines in the game via
Michigans re-vamped offense.
"We changed our offense a lot this
week," said Michigan coach Bill
Frieder. "We're trying to get more
production, and we haven't been get-
ting scoring from the forwards, so Tur-
wnr has to shoot."
THE 6-3 GUARD took that advice and
went trigger happy. In total he fired a
career-high 30 times ending the evening
with a game-high 25 points, to go along

with seven assists and two steals, much
to the delight of the boisterous sell-out
crowd of 13,609.
Bat matching the Flint native was his
old high school rival Sam Vincent, who
also tallied 25, while engineering the
Spartan attack.
"He played well, and it wasn't a sur-
prise to me that he did," Turner said.
"I think he's rounded out his skills a lit-
tle better than last year."
WHILE TURNER and Vincent's one-
on-one battle was a draw, the Spartan's
other four won the game that counted.

Derek Perry (16 points) and Scott
Skiles (13) joined Vincent in double
figures. Turner, meanwhile, was the
lone Wolverine to hit in double digits.
Turner and company once again
showed the effects of the Leslie
Rockymores loss. After juiiping out to
an early 14-13 lead the Spartans an-
swered back with an 18-4 run midway
through the opening stanza. Michigan,
however, answered right back to close
the gap to five and trail 35-30 at inter-
mission.
The second half saw both teams settle
into a seesaw physical battle. But after
Turner's steal and length-of-the-floor
drive, which put Michigan back on top,
55-53, the Spartans ran out the game
over the tired Wolverines.
"IN THE LAST few minutes we got
tired," Frieder said. "We made some
mental mistakes down the stretch°.
The lack of depth at guard hurt us,
when Danny got tired."
The loss dropped Michigan back into
the Big-Ten cellar with a 2-7 record,

70-65
while falling to 11-8 overall. But the
third-year coach still remains op-
timistic.
"We're going to catch somebody
sometime, these kids are too coachable
not to win a few games."
ANOTHER REASON for the high ex-
pectations was the resurgance of Paul
Jokisch. The 6-8 forward, who had not
seen much action of late, came off the
bench to spark the Wolverines with a
nine-point, three-assist, two-steal per-
formance.
"He's been playing well," said
Frieder. "He had his best week of prac-
tice."
Jokisch's all-out hustle was one of the
reasons Frieder looks ahead to the
future. "It's amazing that these two
teams are in the standings where they
are. We're getting better, but we're a
year or two away yet."
But the more immediate future holds
a return match with the Spartans in
East Lansing, and Michigan will have a
hard time changing the losing script.

full court
f PRES
Turner s not Superman...
forwards must score
By JESSE BARKIN
Basketball is a big-man's game, but from watching theWolverines lately,
one wouldn't know it.
Guard Eric Turner led the team in scoring with 25 points, yesterday, net-
ting 12 of 30 shots as the Wolverines lost to Michigan State, 70-65. That's
right, 30 shots. As at team, Michigan fired 62 times.
Imbalance? Yes.
After the loss of guard Leslie Rockymore (and his 13.4 scoring average),
the Wolverines had to pick up the scoring slack from somewhere, but the
question was where. Before Rockymore was injured, Turner was leading
the Big Ten in shot attempts; now he is running away with this dubious
honor. The answer, though, is not to try to pick up the missing points from
Turner, but to move the ball-inside and get some offense from the forwards.
"We changed our offenses a lot this week" said head coach Bill Frieder.
"We're trying to get more production, and we haven't been getting scoring
from the forwards."
No kidding. Point production from the corners has been almost
nonexistant this Big Ten season. Starters Richard Rellford and Rob Hen-
derson average only 5.8 and 5.9, respectively, and relief from the subs has
simply not come in the form of jump shots swishing through the nets. The
Big Ten is a rough-and-tough conference where games are won in the tren-
ches, and this is where the Wolverines are losing big.
Oh, the Michigan forwards are tough, alright, outrebounding their op-
ponents 35.9 to 33.1, but as far as putting the rock in the hoop, the frontcour-
tmen are getting pushed around. How many layups have the Michigan gian-
ts missed this season? How many two-foot turnarounds?
Part of the problem lies in the offensive scheming of the squad. Few
teams win in Big-time basketball with guard-oriented offenses. But the
Wolverines managed (barely) because of the offensive firepower of the Tur-
ner-Rockymore tandem. But now things have changed. Turner cannot do it
alone, no matter how many shots he takes.
"He's got to score 25, but he has to get it with 20 shots, not 30," said
Frieder. "But I'm not faulting him; he made some great shots."
How true. Turner is not the problem. He knows he muj score more,
but he also tries to get the forwards more involved in the offense. The
problem is that the others are just not there for him. Frankly, it is time for
the Michigan forwards to set their minds past rebounding and defense-they
must score.
One of the problems is that Frieder's forwards, Henderson,Rellford,
Butch Wade and Paul Jokisch, are freshmen. But this deep into the season,
they should no longer use that as a crutch.
Henderson has a good, albeit slow-coming, outside shot, but has been
hesitant in using it all season long. On top of this he jammed his thumb three
weeks ago and has been in a shooting slump ever since. Rellford possesses
an accurate jump shot also, but has had problem getting open to use it. In-
side he has all the moves, only many of them include travelling first and
getting his shot blocked before he brings the ball above his waist.
Wade has been a nice surprise for Frieder offensively, getting more than
his share of offensive rebounds, but he has also surprised his opponents by
missing easy layups. In addition, he has the bad habit of putting the ball on
the floor inside and getting it knocked away. Finally, Jokisch seems to have
a knack of getting open inside an converting, but his eratic, out-of-control
play hampers the effort.
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MICHIGAN
Min FG/A FT/A

MICHIG4N STATE
MinFG/A FT/A R

Henderson ........
Rellford ...........
McCormick.
Turner..........
Pelekoudas.....
Wade..............
Jokisch..........
Person..........
Team Rebounds ...
TOTALS ..........

19 2/4

23
33
40
37
23
18
7

1/2
4/9
12/30
2/6
3/6
3/5
0/0

0/0
4/4
0/0
0/1
2/2
0/1
3/4
0/0

R
4
4
9
5
0
7
2
0
4

A
1
0
7
8
0
3
1

PF Pts
0 4
3 6
2 8
4 25
57T
2 6
29
1 0

Perry.............30
Ford.............. 8
Willis ............22
Vincent.......... 39
Skiles ............. 38
Mudd............22
Tower...........21
Polec............19
Gawood.......... I

6/11
0/1
4/6
9/17
3/3
1/6
0/4
0/0

4/4
0/0
0/0
7/12
2/2
0/0
0/2
0/1
0/0

7
1
6
2
3
7
2
0

0
0
0
6
0
2
2
0

2
2
4
3
3
2
0

A PF Pts

16
0
25
13
6
2
0
0

27/62 9/12 35 20 19 65

Team Rebounds 2
TOTALS........... 28/59 13/21 35 11 18 70
Three point goals: Turner, Pelekoudas, Skiles
Halftime score: Michigan State 35, Michigan 30
Attendance 13.609

Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
Michigan's Dan Pelekoudas (32) finds himself in heavy traffic as Michigan
State's Scott Skiles (25), Kevin Willist (42), and Ben Tower (20) eye the
rebound. The Spartans handed Michigan its fifth consecutive loss, 70-65.

BIG TEN ROUNDUP:
Hoosiers bury Minneso

BLOOMINGTON(AP)-Uwe Blab
scored 11 consecutive points in the first
half, sparking the sixth-ranked Indiana
Hoosiers to a 76-51 victory over No. 17
Minnesota yesterday in their battle for
first place in the race for the Big Ten
basketball championship.
Ted Kitchel led Indiana scoring with
19 points and the 7-2 Blab finished with
15 while sitting on the beach with foul
problems for about half the game.
MINNESOTA, WHICH was led by
Randy Breuer with 19 points, jumped to
an early 14-6 lead before the Hoosiers
moved ahead by outscoring the
Gophers 19-7 in a seven minute span.
Blab had his spurt during that streak,
which gave Indiana a 25-17 advantage.
Steve Bouchie, who took over at cen-
ter when Blab picked up his third foul
with 8:01 left in the first half, then
sparked an 11-2 Indiana spurt with six
points.
Big Ten Standings

Illinois 78,
Northwestern 62
CHAMPAIGN (AP )-Illinois, paced
by 17 points from froward Anthony
Welch, moved into a tie for second
place in the Big Ten with a 78-62 victory
over Norhtwestern yesterday.
The win was the fourth in a row for
the Illini and improved their record to
6-3 in the conference and 16-6 overall.
NORTHWESTERN'S loss was its

last seven games. The Wildcats are 3-6
in the Big Ten and 12-7 overall.
.Illinois dominated the first half,
shooting 53 percent from the floor and
outrebounding Norhtwestern, 20-6. The
Illini led at halftime, 44-24.
Northwestern narrowed the- gap to
within 13 points late in the game, but
only after Illinois had installed a lineup
of substitutes.
Ohio State 82, Wisconsin 69
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Eldon.
Millar shin C~~n~n'e nlnhl nn

a.,76=51
ran his finger down a statistics sheetsto
Ron Stokes' naem after the Buckeyes'
82-69 Big Ten decision last night over
Wisconsin.
"When you're four for five from the
floor, nine of 11 at the foul line, your
team's third-leading rebounder and
have six assists and no turnovers in 30
minutes, you've had a pretty good
night's work. I'd say that's outstan-
ding," Miller said..I
THE 5-11 sophomore guard came off
the bench to spark Ohio State with 17

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worst of the year and the sixtn in the millervni Mates Ua.xetUai 'cacn points, his highest total this season.
'Mnnastss ready to challenge
top-rated opponent's once again

Indiana ............
Minnesota........
Purdue .............
Illinois .............
Ohio State ..........
Iowa ...............
Michigan State......
Northwestern .....
MICHIGAN........
Wisconsin........

Conf.
W L
7 2
6 3
6 3
6 3
5 4
4 5
4 5
3 6
2 7
2 7

Overall
W L
17 2
15 3
15 4
16 6
13 6
13 6
11 8
12 7
11 8
7 11

By PAUL RESNICK
Play it again, Sam.
After losing to Nebraska and Ohio
State last week, two of the top five
finishers in last year's NCAA cham-
pionships, the Michigan men's gym-
nastics team will take on two more,
Okalhoma and Iowa.
OKLAHOMA KNOCKED off four-
time defending NCAA champion
Nebraska two week ago, notching a
season-high team score of 277.95. Iowa
is undefeated this season including a 2-0
Big Ten mark, and sports a season high
of 274.65. The Wolverines best score
is 270.5. Also competing will be Kent
State, which normally scores in the 264
to 265 range, said Michigan coach Newt
Loken.

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THE GREAT PIZZA CHALLENGE

"The kids are loving it," said Loken.-
"They are thrilled to death at com-
peting with the best teams in the
country. We are not intimidated by
them."
Michigans top gymnasts compare
favorably with those of both Oklahoma
and Iowa.
IN ALL-AROUND competition,
Wolverine Milan Stanovich, with a high
of 55.70, is right up there with Brett
Garland of Iowa (55.75) and Robbie
Mahurn of Oklahoma (55.95).
Stanovich is also tied with Hawkeye
Stuart Breitenstine for the best vaulting
mark, 9.8.
Iowa's Bob Leverence leads the
field on pommel horse, with a 9.7.
Breitenstine has the top floor exercise
score, 9.75.
On the rings, Michigan's Rick Kauf-
mann has recorded the high mark, 9.7.
Look for another Wolverine on the
paralled bars, Dino Manus, who has a
9.6 to his credit.
SOONER MIKE Sims boasts the best
high bar score of the crew, 9.7.
The reason Oklahoma and Iowa have
been able to amass higher team scores
than Michigan is depth. Even though
their best marks are just 9.4 to 9.8, both
teams average better than 9.1.
Because Michigan has competed
against such high-quality competition
this season, the team's improvement has
not shown up in its won-lost record.
"The Big Ten is the strongest conferen-
ce in the nation," said Loken.
The spectators who show up for
today's 1:00 match at Crisler Arena
may not see a Wolverine victory, but
they certainly will see high-caliber
gymnastics competiton.

Kai f mann
... Michigan's All-American ring
specialist
Women tumblers host meet
The Michigan women's gymnastics
team will attempt to continue its
season-long quest for improvement
today as the Wolverines host Bowling
Green, Oklahoma and Kent State at
1:00 at Crisler Arena.
Michigan is coming off a second-
place finish in a match between Ohio
State and Eastern Michigan, and coach
Sheri Hyatt is looking for continued im-
provement against a tough Bowling
Green squad.
"We hope to continue to improve and
put four events together," Hatt said.
"I think Bowling Green will be tough
just looking at the scores they've posted
this year."
Wolverine top all-arounder Kathy (
Beckwith says she is looking forward to
suc9essfully completing some new
moves in her routines, and believes that
the Wolverines' level of confidegce, and
also their scores, has been steadily
rising.
-AMYSCHIFF

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