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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, February 15, 1983

-~ t fsi Seelt
By LARR YMISHKIN
Chief Illini gets the wrd .. .
. .. cagers alive and well
AS I SEE IT, the Michigan Wolverines finally played up to their potential
on Saturday with a 74-67 revenge victory over Michigan State. Thus,
serving notice to the rest of the Big Ten teams that the Wolverines will be
tougher the second time around.
The folks down at Illinois, however (Michigan's next opponent), already
know about that, following a recent phone conversation between Sparty, the
MSU mascot, and Chief Illini after Saturday's game.
Sparty: Hi ya Chief, how are things down at Champaign?
Chief: Not too bad, but what's this I hear about you guys losing to those
"arrogant asses" in basketball? They're only supposed to win in football.
Sparty: I guess you know that better than anyone! What was it, first and
goal from inside the five ...
Chief: Okay, okay. Don't rub it in. I haven't seen you out in Pasadena for a
while either. But what happened on Saturday.?
Sparty: You wouldn't believe it. We figured the game would be a piece of
cake. Not only were those maize and blue fools on a five-game losing streak,
but we really stuck it to them the week before in. . . ah.. .in.. .ah ...
Chief: You mean in Ann Arbor?
Sparty: Yeah, yeah, there. I've never been able to say the name of that
place since I was rejected from school there and had to come here.
Chief: Not smart enough huh? That's probably why you lost to them.
Sparty: Real cute. No, really, you wouldn't believe how well they played. I
mean this was not the same team we faced the week before. Those
Wolverines were making baskets as fast as they could get-their hands on the
ball. In the second half alone they shot 55 percent from the field. Hell, they
came out after halftime and blew us away.
Chief: Who were their big guns, as if I can't.guess.
Sparty: Well, Eric Turner got his 21 points and the big guy, Tim McCor-
mick had an impressive 19 points and eight relpunds.
Chief: I don't understand, what happened to Sam Vincent and Kevin
Willis? Couldn't they slow those guys down?
Sparty: Arse you kidding? Vincent could only get 17 and Turner shot over
him all night. And McCormick was even more impressive. Not only did he
hold Willis to only eight points, but he also forced him to take poor shots.
Willis was three-for-12!
Chief: Why didn't you guys just foul them? Everyone knows Michigan
can't make the big free throws.
Sparty: Chief, you must be smoking that peace pipe too much or
something. They shot over 76 percent from the line. McCormick alone hit 11
of 12 and Turner made nine-of-12. And they made the free throws down the
stretch, unlike last week when they folded in the last few minutes.
Chief: Well, we'll be ready for them. We'll just let Derek Harper run all
over Turner and Efrem Winters control the boards.
Sparty: Yeah, well if Vincent and Willis couldn't do it, don't believe that
Harper and Winters can do it.
Chief: No problem. If all else fails we'll just get the crowd so fired up and
loud that those young Wolverines will be psyched out and mess up.
Sparty: Hey, we can get just as loud as you guys and that didn't seem to
faze them a bit. In fact, I think it probably fired them up. And let's not forget
all the impact your "loud" fans had on their football team - they stopped
you guys on four straight downs.
Chief:d-Enough about the football game already. We beat them last time
and we can do it again.
Sparty: Yeah, that's what we thought. I'm telling you, these guys are
tough.
Chief: I still say we'll walk over them.
Sparty: Let's bet on the game then - I'll take Michigan.
Chief: What are we betting?
Sparty: The winner doesn't have to play them in football next year, but the
loser has to play them twice.
Chief: Uh, what were those shooting percentages again?
Sparty: 47 percent from the field and 77 percent from the line .. . (Click).
Hello, hello, Chief, are you there? Damn, that would have been a good bet.

Isaac's no missing Pei

By JESSE BARKIN
Something interesting happened to Isaac Person
this weekend in East Lansing -he played.
The 6-6 senior had previously been all butbanished
from the court during Big Ten play, but in the
Wolverines' 74-67 victory over Michigan State on
Saturday, Person not only played,22 minutes, but he
also started. Going into the game against the Spar-
tans Person had started only one Big Ten game (at
Iowa), and had scored a conference total of just seven
points.
But sometime during practice the week before,
coach Bill Frieder decided to go with the forgotten
man on the Wolverine bench, and Person responded
with seven points and turned in a fine defensive effort
against Spartan sharpshooting guard Sam Vincent.
"WE TOLD the guys on Monday and Tuesday that I
was going to juggle the lineups around," said Frieder
yesterday before practice. "It depended on the com-
petition during the week and what it looked like. We
rotated it around and then sometime on Thursday we
decided to go with Ike.
"I thought it would give him aspark.., and we
needed the team leadership," he added. "One of the
big guys (Frieder started only one guard - Eric Tur-
ner) had to guard one of their guards. Ike did a good
job in the first half. He set the tone for the game."
''I learned I was starting the day before the game,,,
said Person. "We were losing, and needed something
to give us a lift, and that's why I think he took the
chance.
IT DEFINITELY WAS a gamble. The Wolverines
had lost five straight games, including three con-
secutive home defeats to Purdue, Illinois and
Michigan State, and something was definitely
needed. But the way Person had played so far this
season, he surely could not have expected too much.

Last season, Person was a starter for the
Wolverines and averaged 9.8 points a game and 6.2
rebounds while playing against much taller and
stronger Big Ten centers. With the comeback of cen-
ter Tim McCormick this season, Person was able to
move back to his natural forward position and was
expected to be a team leader and probable starter.
But as the season unfolded, Person did not play up
to his and Frieder's expectations. After playing
poorly against Oklahoma State earlier in the year, he
lost his starting position and his playing time had
decreased ever since.
IN THE BIG Ten season, Person scored his only
field goal against Indiana, after the outcome had

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alreadybeen decided. Person' was justifiably down,. ,
but he was not out.
"I was kind of upset (at not getting playing time) :
for maybe one game or so, but I realized it was gonha
be like this for the rest of the season, so I just had toji
make the best of it," he said. "I still had a job to do
being a leader for the guys, especially in practice. I.
tried not to think negatively, but to concentrate 'ofr,;
being positive.'
When his chance finally came again - in the forn'
of a starting assignment at Michigan State - Person
was ready.
"When I was out there playing I felt very con-
fident," he continued. "I think I showed the coaches '
that I still can contribute and I'm looking for a good
game on Thursday (at Illinois). I was looking for that
game that would bring back some confidence, and,
now I have that game behind me."
Besides Person, Frieder juggled the lineup even
more last Saturday, inserting 6-8 freshman Paul
Jokisch for the first time in the Big Ten season..,
Taking the seats on the bench were Dan Pelekoudas-
and Richard Rellford.
"NOTHING'S PERMANENT," said Frieder about,
his lineup changes. "We'll go game-to-game, half-to-,
half and decide what lineup will work best for each.
particular game. We've got enough guys that we can.
adjust."
One reason he inserted Person is that he wanted to
make sure Pelekoudas could play well enough whewr
he got in. "I don't think Dan can go 40 minutes and be
effective for 40. So the best thing to do is not start"
him. Then, when we need him for stability, he'll .be,
fresh off the bench."
And this strategy, along with a newly regained cOt-
fidence, might just keep Person off the bench a little,
more for the remainder of the season.
4M

Isaac Person lays it up and in.

I CCIIEI Scorecard I

JOHN PRINE 4

CCHA STANDINGS
Team (Overall) .........W
Bowling Green (22-6-4)* ... 21
Michigan State (25-7)* .... 21
Ohio State (22-5-5)*........ 19
Michigan Tech (19-15) .... 17
Northern Michigan (16-13-3) 15
Miami (14-14-1)..........13
Ferris State (13-16-3)...... 10
Notre Dame (10-18-2) ..... 10
Western Michigan (10-21-1) 9
MICHIGAN (12-20) ....... 9
Lake Superior (11-21) ..... 9
Illinois-Chicago (6-25-1) + . 6

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4
7
5
11
10
14
15
16
18
19
19
21

T1
3
0
4
0
3
1
3
2
1
0
0
1

Pts
45
42
42
34
33
27
23
22
19
18
18
13

Bjork, ND .............................
Samanski, BGSU ......................
Paul Pooley, OSU...................
Kane, BGSU.....................
Bissett, MTU .........................
Ponath, NMU..........................
Murphy, MTU .........................
Perry Pooley, OSU . ... ,........ .
SEYCHEL, MICH................
Hamway, MSU ........................
Leading Goaltenders

24
23
22
22
22
18
23
22
22
22

27
26
25
24
24
28
21
21
20
20

51
49
47
46
46
46
44
43
42
42

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Goalie, School GP
Scott, MSU........................ 32
Dougan, OSU......................... 24
Poeschl, NMU ........ ............... 31
Collins, BGSU ........................... 14
David, BGSU ..........................18
Tompsett, MTU ......................... 18
WDOM-CHSB MEDIA POLL

Avg
2.46
2.71
3.32
3.53
3.55
3.55

*-Clinched home-ice advantage for
first-round playoffs
+ Eliminated from playoffs
THIS WEEK
Lake Superior at MICHIGAN
Miami at Bowling Green
Michigan State at Ferris State
Northern Michigan at Michigan Tech
Notre Dame at Ohio State
Western Michigan at Illinois-Chicago
Friday's results
NotreDame 4,Bowling Green 4 (OT)
Miami 4, Illinois-Chicago I
Ferris State 4, MICHIGAN I
Michigan Tech 6, Michigan State 3
Northern MichiganhI *Lake Superior 0
Ohio State 6. Western Michigan 2

SP-RTS 00 TRPF
MEN'S BASKETBALL
at Illinois, Feb. 17
at Purdue, Feb. 19
MEN'S HOCKEY
LAKE SUPERIOR, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
LAKE SUPERIOR, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
ILLINOIS, Feb. 18,7 p.m.
PURDUE, Feb. 20,2 p.m.
MEN'S WRESTLING
at Wisconsin, Feb. 20.
MEN'S GYMNASTICS
at Los Angeles, UCLA Invitational,
Feb.18
at Houston, Houston Baptist, Minne-
sota, Feb. 21
WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
at Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Central
Michigan, Northern Michigan,
Feb.19
MEN'S INDOOR TRACK
at Kalamazoo, Central Collegiate
Championships, Feb. 18-19
WOMEN'S INDOOR
SYsTRACK AND FIELD
at Ypsilanti, Huron Invitational,
Feb.18
MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
at Michigan State, Feb. 19
WOMEN'S SWIMMING
at Schroeder Swim Center, Big Ten
Championships, Feb. 24-26

AP Top Twenty

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

UNLV..........(31) 2
Indiana...........(13) 1
North Carolina ..... (4)
Houston............ (5)
Virginia .............
St. John's........(1)
Arkansas............
Villanova ...............
Louisville ...............
UCLA ...................
Kentucky ...............
Missour.... ..........
Memphis State ........
Georgetown .............
Wichita State........
Iowa ....................
Syracuse................
Boston College..........
Oklahoma............
Ohio State...............

22-0
9-2
21-4
20-2
19-3
20-2
20-1
17-4
21-3
17-3
16-5
19-4
18-3
16-6
18-3
15-6
16-5
17-4
18-6
15-6

1,031
1,012
931
918
813
809
731
676
673
602
521
513
445
271
260
249
175
125
85
78

Saturday's results
Notre Dame5, Bowling Green 3
Miami 8. Illinois-Chicago 5
Ferris State 7, MICHIGAN 4
Michigan State 5, Michigan Tech 4 (OT)
Lake Superior 3, Northern Michigan 2
Ohio State 6,Western Michigan
Leading Scorers
Player, School G A
Hills, BGSU .......................... 32 45
BrowneOSU ........................... 35 31
Kobryn, OSU ....................... 16 48
SPEERS, MICH ...................18 38
TIPPETT, MICH.................. 18 37

Team Pts.
1. Minnesota (10) 28-6-1 ...........100
2. Providence 26-5-01................77
3. Wisconsin 23-9-3..............69
4. Ohio State 22-5-5..................57
5. North Dakota (20-11-1)...........49
6. RPI (17-7-0).......................47
7. Michigan State (25-7-0).........40
8. Bowling Green (22-6-4) ............ 36
9. Minnesota-Duluth (24-12-1) ....... 34
10. Harvard (13-6-1)...............23
Others receiving votes: Boston
College, Michigan Tech, New Ham-
pshire, Yale.
DON'T BLOW UP.
DON'T BURN OUT.
Come to a workshop
on relaxation and stress
management presented by
the peer counselors of
Counseling Services.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 16
Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
Place: Room 3100, Mich. Union
Te reserve a place, please
call 76-GUIDE
YOU CAN HELP
YOURSELF.

MICHIGAN THEATRE
FRIDAY, MARCH 4.8:00 P.M.
Reserve Seating - $8.50 & $9.50
Available at Michigan Theatre box office

Pts
77
66
64
56
55

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tutors: 'M' club supports you") the
Daily incorrectly reported that
Michigan football player Dave Hall
had been academically tutored by
Greg Helmer, a senior LSA student.
Hall has never received any
assistance from Helmer.

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