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Page 8-Saturday, March 5, 1983-The Michigan Daily

Cager collapse

nets loss

Ever hear of "shellshock?" Well, the
Wisconsin women's basketball team
discovered the effects of this dreaded
mental ailment last night, but didn't get
a bad enough case of it as far as
Michigan head coach Gloria Soluk is
"We came in lightly," said Badger
coach Edwina Qualls, "but we needed
the win for post-season play."
DESPITE THEIR overconfidence,
the visitors came back to erase a 12-
point lead with 14 minutes to go en route
to an 80-71 win. According to Soluk,
"The game was just another gift, we
had a nice lead but just went cold."
Actually, they didn't "just" go cold.
the Wolverines were halted by a zone
defense that had a core of giants to cut
off their inside game. Using Andrea
Adams (5-10), Michelle Lowman (6-2)
and Teresa Theder (6-4) inside, the
pressure was taken off the Wisconsin
guards and a running game was
"They were sending two players
downcourt without even worrying about
rebounding," said Soluk. "That gave
them the easy basket or a foul every
THROUGH most of the first three-
quarters of the game, Michigan (4-21)
could do no wrong.The team hit most of
its shots from the outside in the first
half, and almost every shot that fell

short was followed up with a rebound
bucket. Soluk was impressed with her,
squad's play in the opening half. "They
were so loose. They really had fun."
The Wolverines looked like a totally
different team than that which has
played through most of the season.
They shot 43.9 percent (18 of 41), but
that could just as well have been 65 per-
cent had they not gone inside so much.
Another difference was that during the
first stanza they never hit a long cold
spell. They only time they failed to
score for two minutes or more was-
when Wisconsin also was unable to put
the ball in the hoop, so they were not
really affected by the drought. At the
intermission the Blue cagers led, 41-33.
The real key to the early success was
rebounding, as the Blue out-caromed
the Badgers, 23-17. The Wolverines
were led by Wendy Bradetich and Terri
Soullier, with eight and seven, respec-
tively, in the half.

EVEN IN the first six minutes of the
second half, Michigan had no real
problems as it pulled out to a 57-45 ad-
vantage. But that was where the
trouble began. Wisconsin sent in their
largest front line and instituted a zone
defense. The size made the difference,
as evidenced by the sudden stopp-
age of Michigan's offense. The hoopster
went into a blue funk and failed to score
for the next six minutes, erasing most
of their lead.
In the following four minutes, both
teams had small runs of scoring, but
Wisconsin's was longer and the
Badgers took the lead 70-69 at 2:44.
"We couldn't hoop in the second
half," lamented Soluk, "I ,don't know
whether it was the pressure or what.
When (Amy) Rembisz fouled out (at
4:48) it hurt us inside. They hit three
buckets and took the lead:"
FROM THAT POINT on, it was all
Wisconsin. Soluk tried to use a quicker

lineup to score points and steal the ball,
but it was too little, too late. The
Wolverines only made one basket in the
remaining time on the clock. The
Badgers, a predominantly upperclass
team, showed their maturity and
scored the final two buckets in the last
20 ticks of the clock.
Despite the loss, Soluk was proud of
her team, citing its earlier 90-43, loss in
Madison. "We've really improved. Our
play tonight should really give them
some confidence. The freshmen didn't
play like freshmen tonight."
Michigan was led by Peg Harte with
29 points. Other players in double
figures were Orethia Lilly (16) and
Wendy Bradetich (14). The rebounding
was led by Bradetich with 10, Harte
(eight) and'Soullier (7).
The cagers next game is against
Minnesota tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at
Crisler Arena.

Tankers surface, 10 third

Daily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL

Michigan's Peg Harte (14) goes over Chris Pruitt (3) of Wisconsin in last
night's Wolverine loss.

Panthers show Blue look'

At yesterday's Michigan Panther
media day in the Pontiac Silverdome,
University of Michigan football fans
would have recognized many familiar.
faces. Besides the much publicized
signing of All-American wide receiver
Anthony Carter, the Panthers also lay,
claims to four other ex-Michigan grid-
However, unlike Carter, whom the
USFL team so desperately offered
millions of dollars, for Marion Body,
Andy Cannavino, Chris Godfrey and
Tony Osbun, the USFL represents
merely an opportunity to continue their
football careers. As is the case with a
majority of the players in the USFL,
which opens its inaugural season this
weekend, these four ex-Wolverines
would be at best marginal players in
the NFL. This explains in part why
these players are excited about suiting
up for the Panther's opening game on
Monday at Birmingham.
"TO ME THE USFL has been a God-
send and in the long run I think it's the
best thing for me," said Cannavino,
who before signing was working at a
health spa. He was cut last year by the
Philadelphia Eagles.
For former Michigan defensive back
Body, the decision to join the Panthers
was one of practicality. "I figured I had
a 50-50 percent chance of making it in
the USFL and maybe a 10 to 20 percent
chance of making it in the NFL, so I just
played the percentages," said Body,
who hopes to move up from the reser-
ved list to a starting position as the
season progresses.

Despite the opportunity the USFL has
provided for these ex-Michigan
players, it wasn't always so sure to
them that the league was going to make
it, especially during the opening of
training camp where over 200 players
vied for just 50 spots.
"MY FIRST impression was that
everything was very unorganized but
now everything is settled and things are
going good," said Osbun, who has been
switched from defensive end, where he
played at Michigan; to offensive tackle.
For Chris Godfrey, who for the last
two years has played for three NFL
teams, the key for the Panthers was
getting Anthony Carter.
"I get a good feeling now but I must
admit I was skeptical at first," said the
1980 graduate, who will start at one of-
fensive tackle. "I'm impressed with the

coaches and getting Carter surely helps
because it was a need we had to fill
at receiver and punt returner. Plus he's
bringing in a lot of ticket sales."
While the likes of Carter and Her-
schel Walker, who signed with the New
Jersey Generals, gives the USFL talen-
ted players, none of the former
Wolverines are ready to compare it
with the older and more established
"I think the talent is spread out in the
league which should make it com-
petitive, but everything is going to be
compared with the NFL which isn't
fair," added Cannavino, who is listed as
a probable starter at middle linebacker
in Monday's game. "We just want to
create our own identity and getting
Walker and Carter surely helps."

special to the Daily
INDIANAPOLIS-Last night, swimmers and fans alike
were on their feet filling the Indiana natatorium with
deafening noise. The center attraction was a spectacular 800-
yard freestyle relay race. The race was so close that any of
four teams could -have come out on top. The winner:
Kirstan Vandersluis, Bruce Gemmell, Gary Antonick and
Mark Noetzel joined forces to stop the clock at 6:36.60, a time
qualifying them for the NCAA meet.
"HECK YEAH I'm excited," said the sophomore Antonick
of his first Big Ten championship. Noetzel, a junior, had a
somewhat more subdued reaction to the victory. "It's been a
while but it was great."
By winning the 800-relay, the Wolverines moved past Ohio
State into third place with a score of 249. A fired-up Indiana
squad currently has possession of first place with a score of
"We've got a good momentum going for tomorrow," said
Michigan head coach Jon Urbanchek. "Every day we're get-
ting better."
COMING OFF a disappointing first day, the Wolverine
swimmers settled down and turned in some good performan-
ces. Gemmell, the defending Big Ten champ in the 400-yard
individual medley, had to settle for fourth place this year
but his time of 3:58.54 gave him his third qualifying mark for
the NCAAs. Although somewhat disappointed with his finish,
Gemmell is now looking forward to his year-long goal of a
quality performance in the NCAAs.
Rojer Madruga, a freshman from Indiana, set a blistering
pace and won the race with a time of 3:55.66, a new Big Ten

Vandersluis and Noetzel made waves for the second time in
the 200-yard freestyle as they finished fourth and fifth,
respectively, with times of 1:38.99 and 1:39.13. Earlier in the
day, in the preliminaries of the 200-free, Vandersluis turned
in a time of 1:38.67.
WHEN THE TIME flashed on the scoreboard, Urbanchek
remarked, "That was our first good swim of the meet."
Freshman Lance Schroeder finished seventh in the 100-'
yard butterfly with a time of 49.88.
In the 100-yard breaststroke, another freshman, Marc
Parrish made it into the finals and finished eighth with a time
of 58.84.
THE FIRST five rounds of the three-meter diving event
were held last night, as well. Michigan divers were very im-
pressive. Sophomore Bruce Kimball, coming off a disappoin-
ting fifth-place finish in the one-meter diving on Thursday,
currently leads with a score of 256.20.
"I wasn't thrilled with my one-meter performance but I
qualified for the NCAA and that's all that counts," said
Kimball. "I'm pretty confident for tomorrow (the final day of
three-meter competition). We'll just have to see how it goes."
Freshman teammate Mike Gruber is in fifth place and
Kent Ferguson, who finished second in the one meter, is in
Today's events are strong ones for Michigan, especially the
100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard butterfly and the conclusion
of the three-meter diving.
Urbanchek is confident that with his team's improving per-
formance, Michigan will be able to remain in third place. But
it appears that first-place Indiana and second-place Iowa are
too far ahead for the Wolverine swimmers to catch.

Tracksters trail IU in Big Tens

'M' netters fall to

Special to the D~aily
men's track team found itself chasing
Indiana after the first day of com-
petition in the Big Ten indoor cham-
pionships last night at Michigan State's
Jenison Field House.
The defending champion Wolverines
collected 18 points, as opposed to 28 for
the Hoosiers. However, the Wolverines
did manage to qualify nine for today's
finals while Indian's qualified just
MICHIGAN picked up 12 points in the
two-mile run, where Brian Diemer and
Bill O'Reilly placed second and fourth
to last years NCAA outdoor mile champ
Jim Spivey of Indiana.
Both Spivey and Diemer stayed with
the pack until the final four laps, when
Diemer burst into the lead followed
closely by his Indiana foe, his team-
mate O'Reilly and Illinois' Mike Pat-

ton. Diemer held the lead for the next
three-and-a-half laps with Spivey over
his outside shoulder. However, the
Wolverine senior couldnot holdboff
Spivey's tremendous kick on the back
stretch of the final lap and had to settle
for second place with a 8:46.01 time.
Spivey won the event in 8:45.65.
O'Reilly held onto fourth place in
8:56.08 to add four crucial points to
Diemer's eight and allowed the
Wolverines to outscore Indiana in that
event, 12-10.
"I KNEW that if it would be down to
the last quarter that would be it," said
Diemer. "That is why I took (the lead)
with four laps to go.
"He's a silent runner. I didn't
even know he was there."
Spivey beat Diemer in five other
matchups in their collegiate careers,
including last year's Big Ten indoor
one-and-two-mile runs. Tomorrow, they
square off again in the one-mile final.
Last night, both Spivey and Diemer
won their qualifying mile heats with
times of 4:07.59 and 4:08.84 respec-
"WHOEVER WON (the two-mile)
tonight was a good indication of who
will win the mile tomorrow," said the
confident Spivey. "Once you beat
someone, you can beat him again."
Don Passenger also qualified in the
mile for the Wolverines with a 4:07.83
clocking, and should be a key in

Michigan's chances. It looked as if
Passenger also had qualified in the
1000-yard final, but the Michigan senior
was disqualified on a controversial
foul in last night's preliminary. The
disqualification was protested by
Michigan coach Jack Harvey, but was
still pending final judgement late last
Michigan did manage to qualify
Jason Bryant for today's 1000-yard final
in a Wolverine season best time of
MICHIGAN also places two runners
in the finals of the 880-yard event and
three in the 600-yard run. Bob Boynton
turned in a season best '1:52.04 to go
along with Ron Simpson's 1:52.52 in the
880. Todd Steverson, Rob Grainger and
George Yoanides are the Wolverines'
600-yard finalists with times of 1:11.66,
1:11.73 and 1:12.10.
Derek Stinson managed to slip into
the 60-yard high hurdle finals with a
7.43 clocking.
Michigan got a somewhat disappoin-
ting showing from Derek Harper, who
failed to qualify for the 60-yard dash
finals and turned in his shortest leap of
the year (24'5%14") good enough for only
fourth place. Vince Bean placed fifth in
the long jump with a jump of 23'1014".
"In terms of qualifying, we got more
guys than we expected," said Harvey.
"It's just a question of where the guys
place tomorrow."

Wichita State


WICHITA, Kan.--Wichita State's
mens tennis team stung Michigan, 5-1,
last night in a dual meet at Wichita,
Wolverine Ross Laser, the team's
number three singles player, salvaged
the only Michigan victory of the
evening as he bested Dale Houston 6-1,
6-2. Other than that, the Wheat
Shockers completely dominated the
defeated Mark Mees, Michigan's top
player, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5. The Shockers'
second singles player, Paul Smith,
knocked off Tom Haney, 6-3, 7-5.
John Thorpe continued the home
team's success by edging Jim Sharton
4-6, 7-6, 6-3. In the number five match,
Andy Castle defeated the Wolverines'
Rodd Schreiber 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, and Wichita
State's Simon Norman, easily got past
Michigan's Hugh Kwok 6-1, 6-2.
Michigan's current dual meet record
is 3-7.
Women tracksters lead
MADISON - After the first day of
competition, the Michigan women's
track team topped the standings at the
Big Ten Championships at the Wiscon-
sin Field House in Madison.
With the completion of the long jump,
4 x 880-yard relay, two-mile-run, and

pentathalon events yesterday, the
Wolverines led with 32 points overall.
WISCONSIN and Indiana were close
behind, however, with 28 and 24 points,
Michigan fared well against their Big
Ten opponents in all four completed
events to take the early lead.
Senior Lorrie Thornton won the long
jump with a leap of 19'11%/4" only 1/4-
inch short of her career best.
THE WOLVERINE relay quartet of
Joyce Wilson, Sue Schroader, Martha
Gray, and Sue Frederick-Foster won
the 4 x 880-yard relay with a time of
8:49.64, a new Michigan indoor record.
That time also was good enough to
qualify that relay team for the NCAA
meet to be held in Detroit on March 11-
In the two-mile run, Michigan's
Melanie Weaver and Lisa Larsen took
fourth and fifth place respectively to
bolster the Wolverines' lead.
MELODY Middleton set a new indoor
school record while finishing third in
the pentathalon with a final score of
3,892 points.
Coach Francie Goodridge was
pleased with yesterday's performances
but concerned about today's final out-
"I feel wonderful about today and
scared about tomorrow," she said after
the completion of yesterday's com-
Other Wolverine runners competing
in today's finals include Frederick,
Foster in the mile run, Brenda Kazinec
in the 300-yard run and Joanna Ballard
in the high jump.

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Virginia Commonwealth 57, Western Kentucky 55
South Florida 66, South Alabama 59
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Brown 80, Harvard 70
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