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Page 8-Sunday, January 9, 1983-The Michigan Daily
Hawks gun down cagers

KERRSE WORDS

BY JOHN KERR

(Continued from Page 1)

if tsyn 117n121

through the half - helped seal the it we WuJ
Hawkeyes' first conference victory. we probab
Michigan, however, did not give up as ONE AS
Turner, who tallied 19 of his team's 42 asuredly i
second-half points, spearheaded a against I'
furious late rally. After giving Wolverine percent of
supporters a scare when he injured his buoyed b
head in a collision with Carfino, a seven-of-e
healed Turner canned four consecutive line, Mic
field goals and four free throws. to proved 711
narrow the gap to five with 6:30 addition,
remaining. their dom
But fouls, which plagued the reboundin
Wolverines all afternoon, sealed their But th
fate as Hansen, who notched a career- Hawkeyes
high 24 points, sank nine free throws Greg Stok
down the stretch. (14) join H
IN- ALL, Michigan, which fell to 9-3 enough to
overall and 0-2 in conference play, record to 9
committed 29 infractions compared to Only Tin
Iowa's 16. points, joi
With these facts, Frieder found little Turner ad
consolation in his team's improvement pantsoia<
from its Big Ten-opening loss at North- points in
western. But all
"We need to improve in every phase of could cor
the game," said Frieder. "We played mance w
better than we did Thursday night, and, did on Thi
Bombs away!

ld have played this way then.
ly would have won."
SPECT the Wolverines must
mprove on is their shooting;
)wa they only connected on 42
f their attempts. However,
y Turner's slump-breaking
eight performance from the
bigan connected on an im-
percent of its free throws. In
the Wolverines continued
inance on the boards, out-
g the Hawkeyes, 49 to 39.
e balanced scoring of the
s, which saw Carfino (17),
kes (14) and Michael Payne
Hansen in double figures, was
up the Hawkeyes' overall
9-2.
im McCormick, who tallied 14
ned Turner in double figures.
ded six rebounds, four steals,
ssists to go along with his 32
the losing effort.
the shell-shocked Frieder
mment on Turner's perfor-
as, "He played better than he
ursday night."

;.

MICHIGAN
MinFG/A FT/A

IOWA
MinFG/A FT/A

R A PF Pts

Reliford ...........
Henderson ........
Person..........
Rockymore ....
Turner..........
McCormick ..
Wade..............
Jokisch............
Pelekoudas ....
Tarpley.........
Team...........

16
27
25
27
39
31
8
8
11
8

2/3
3/6
0/2
3/6
12/27
5/10
1/4
0/1
0/3
2/2

0/0
2/4
2/4
0/0
7/8
4/4
0/1
0/0
Oro
0/0

R
6
8
2
6
7
4
3
1
3
6
47

A
0
0
3
2
2
2
0
0
2
8

PF Pts
2 4
2 8
3 2
5 6
4 32
4 14
0 2
3 0
4 0
2 4

Gannon........
Hansen..........
Stokes..........
Carfino............
Banks...........
Payne...........
Anderson........
Berkenpas .......
Team...........

32
38
27
34
7
33
13
16

1/4
7/14
6/12
6/11
0/0
3/11
1/1
1/2

0/2
9/12
2/3
2/3
0/0
8/11
2/4
1/2

7
2
8
2
0
8
3
0
9

3
7
1
5
0
0
1

4
2
4
2
0
3
2
2

2
24
14
17
0
14
4
4

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AP Photo
Michigan forward Leslie Rockymore outjumps Steve Carfino of Iowa under
the boards during yesterday's 79-72 Hawkeye victory at Iowa City. Carfino's
three three-point field goals helped spark Iowa's first Big Ten victory this
season.

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Totals ............ 200 25/55 24/37 39 18 16 79
Three-point goals: Turner, Hansen, Berkenpas, Car-
fino (3)
Halftime: Iowa 30, Michigan 30
Attendance: 15,283

Three-oinplays..
... no longer prayers
IOWA CITY
A MAJOR CHANGE has occurred in Big Ten basketball, and it was never
more evident than in yesterday's Michigan-Iowa game here in Iowa
City. It's called the three-point play and it roasted the Wolverines in their 79-
72 loss to the Hawkeyes.
Michigan was leading, 28-20, with just over four minutes to go in the first
half yesterday when it discovered what kind of effect the new rule can have
on a game. Iowa's Bob Hansen hit a three-point shot from the corner to cut
the Wolverine lead to 28-23, and the Hawkeyes' Steve Carfino followed that
with two straight bombs in a 30-second span to give Iowa a 29-28 lead. The
results of Iowa's shooting spree were impressive-three baskets, nine poin-
ts, an eight-point deficit erased in less than a minute-and-a-half, and a crowd
that sounded like it had just witnessed the second coming of Jesus Christ.
But that wasn't the end. In the second half, Michigan's Butch Wade hit a
short shot to bring the Wolverines within five, 47-42, with just over 13 minutes
left. In the next 45 seconds the two teams traded baskets twice but, for the
Wolverines, there was a slight problem. While Eric Turner hit two conven-
tional field goals during that stretch, Iowa's Carfino and Todd Berkenpas
were nailing three-point shots. Each team had made two field goals but
Michigan came out two points short.
What happened in Iowa City, yesterday, was a far cry from what most Big
Ten observers expected. When the Big Ten adopted the three-point play last
summer, most of the conference coaches felt it would be used as a last-ditch
effort by teams to catch up. "The three-point play will have no effect on
college basketball," Indiana coach Bobby Knight said before the season. "It
will give us something to talk and write about but it won't affect the game."
Ha!
It's obvious that Knight won't be taking over for Jimmy the Greek in the
near future.
The three-point phenomenon didn't just hit the Hawkeyes. In yesterday's
Minnesota-Purdue contest, the Boilermakers made 16 field goals and eight
of them were three-pointers. Purdue lost, 54-48, but it appears that more
than one Big Ten coach has decided that the play can be integrated into his
normal offense.
On the surface, the three-point play would appear to benefit the
Wolverines and, maybe in the long run, it will. After all, Michigan has Tur-
ner and Leslie Rockymore, two very capable long-distance shooters.
Yesterday, however, Michigan made only one of seven three-point shots and
Turner was only one of five. Three of his misses late in the game were shots
that Turner was obviously forcing. Iowa successfully negated his three-point
shooting by dogging him whenever he got the ball in three-point territory.
Even with a potential three-point threat like Turner on his team, Bill
Frieder, to say the least, was not pleased with the rule after yesterday's
game, "You want to know how I honestly feel?" he asked. "I wish they'd
leave the game'of basketball alone and forget about the three-point play and
shot clock."
Just sour grapes? Well maybe, but Frieder has a point. And while Knight's
statement on the three-point play was obviously inaccurate, it should not
have been.
Knight would have been correct if the distance of the three-point shot in the
Big Ten had been set at 23'9"-the same as the NBA. Instead the conference
decided on 21' and will likely find out that any decent shooter can score from
that distance. The three-point shot, if it is to be part of the game, should not
be so easy to make that it becomes commonplace. The distance of the shot
should be set so a team that decides to bomb away is taking a real risk.
That's not the situation right now.
In the NBA, where the play is used almost exclusively late in the game, the
top three-point shooter might average 35 to 40 percent if he has a good year.
As it looks now the top man in the Big Ten could be around 50 percent. That is
just way too high.
The Big Ten, and all other conferences utilizing three-point shots, should
take a tip from the NBA. Set the distance at least 23 feet or forget about the
rule. Otherwise, college basketball could become a carnival.

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Totals............200 28/65 15/21

11 29 72

Illini cager
MADISON (AP)- Illinois' Derek Harper, held
scoreless in the first half, scored 13 points in the
second half yesterday to lead the Illini to a 61-54 Big
Ten basketball victory over Wisconsin.
Illinois, which boosted its overall record to 11-4,
sputtered frequently during the first half and trailed
27-23 at intermission.
BUT HARPER and Bruce Douglas took command
in the second period and led the Illini to their first
conference victory of the season against one defeat.
Douglas paced the Illini with 18 points.
Brad Sellers scored 21 points to lead Wisconsin,
which dropped to 0-2 in the Big Ten and 5-6 overall.
The Badgers committed numerous turnovers and
were out-rebounded at both ends of the court in the
second half. Their halftime edge quickly evaporated
as Illinois took a 30-29 lead early in the second half on
a lay-in by Douglas, who followed with two more
baskets to give the visitors a lead they never
relinquished.
George Montgomery chipped in 11 points and
Ephraim Winters added 9 for Illinois. Cory Blackwell
scored 12 and Ricky Olson added 8 for Wisconsin.
St. John's 76, Georgetown 67
NEW YORK (AP) - Seventh-ranked St. John's, led
by Chris Mullin and Billy Goodwin, extended its win-
ning streak to 13 yesterday with a hard-fought 76-67
Big East Conference victory over No. 17 Georgetown.
Mullin, a 6-foot-6 sophomore who had been kept out

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of a St. John's game for the only time in his career
against Georgetown last season, finished with 24
points, while Goodwin, a 6-5 senior, added 20 as the
Redmen boosted their record to 13-0 and dropped the
Hoyas to 9-4.
ST. JOHN'S IS3-0 in Big East play and Georgetown
is 0-1.
St. John's overcame an 8-0 deficit and took a 31-26
halftime lead in the incident-marred first half. Five
technical fouls were called, three against the Red-
men including two against reserve Kevin Williams,
who was involved in two scuffles with Georgetown's
7-0 sophomore Patrick Ewing.
St. John's victory avenged three bad beatings by
the Hoyas last season by a combined total of 62 poin-
ts.
Minnesota 54, Purdue 48
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Freshman guard Marc
Wilson led Minnesota with 17 points as the Gophers
beat 20th-ranked Purdue 54-48 in a Big Ten Conferen-
ce basketball game yesterday.
Minnesota, 10-1, held off the Boilermakers, 10-2,
who hit eight three-point baskets and only eight two-
point field goals. The Gophers outscored the Boiler-
makers 13-2 during an early stretch and took a 10-
point lead. But led by Curt Clawson's three three-
pointers, the Boilermakers cut the deficit to 20-19 at
the half..
THE GOPHERS built their lead early in the second
half, but again Purdue stayed within range on three-

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point baskets by Clawson and Steve Reid. Then,
Minnesota pushed its lead to nine midway through
the period.
But Purdue reduced it to three again with seven
minutes left and two with 4:30 left. The Boilermaker-
s limited the Gophers' 7-foot-3 center Randy Breuer
to one field goal in the second half.
Free throws down the stretch helped Minnesota
upend the persistent Boilermakers.
Also in double figures for Minnesota were Breuer
with 11 and Tommy Davis with 15. Clawson led Pur-
due with 17, while Reid scored 16.
North Carolina 87, Syracuse 64
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)- Michael Jordan scored
18 points and freshman Brad Daugherty added 15 as
No. 18 North Carolina pulled away in the second half
for an 87-64 college basketball victory over un-
defeated and ninth-ranked Syracuse yesterday.
The Tar Heels, who have won seven straight in
running their record to 10-3, rode three spurts to the
triumph. After the Orangemen, 11-1, took a quick lead
in the opening minutes, North Carolina ran off 10
straight points for a 14-7 edge. Syracuse rallied for six
ties, including 35-35 at halftime.
After Daugherty hit a free throw, Erich Santifer
scored five points to give Syracuse a 40-36 advantage
at the 18:47 mark. North Carolina responded with
eight unanswered points for a 44-40 lead with 15:26
remaining.

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Redskins scalp Detroit

4

WASHINGTON (AP)-Joe
Theismann's three scoring passes to
Alvin Garrett and cornerback Jeris
White's 77-yard dash for a touchdown
on the second-longest interception in
playoff history carried the Washington
Redskins to a 31-7 victory yesterday
over the mistake-prone Detroit Lions.
Twice in the second period
Theismann and the 5-foot-7, 178-pound
Garrett teamed to burn 5-11 right cor-
nerback Bruce McNorton for 21-yard
touchdown passes en route to a: 24-0
halftime lead. Then, with the first
possession of the third quarter,
Theismann and Garrett stung left cor-
ner Bobby Watkins on a 27-yard scoring
strike.
GARRETT, replacing injured Art
Monk, became the 13tV player in
National Football League history to
score three touchdowns in a playoff
game and the sixth to catch three TD
passes.
The Redskins, 8-1 during
strike-shortened regular season,gad-
vanced to the second round by
eliminating Detroit, at 4-5 the National
Conference's only sub-.500 team in the
playoffs. The 31 points were the most
ever scored by the Redskins in post-
season play.
Theismann completed 14 of 19 attem-
pts for 210 yards against the Lions'
defense, 10th against the pass in the
NFC.
IN A SEASON, marked by no-shows far
above the norm, the Redskins sold out
55,045-seat RFK Stadium, and every
one of the seats was filled.
The Lions, who had not scored in a
playoff game since 1957 (they were shut

Green Bay 41,
St. Louis 16
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP)-Lynn
Dickey passed for 260 yards and four
touchdowns, including a 60-yard strike
to John Jefferson for Green Bay's go-
ahead score in the first quarter, leading
the Packers to a 41-16 National Football
League playoff victory over the St.
Louis Cardinals yesterday.
Dickey also passed for touchdowns
covering 20 yards to James Lofton, 4 to
Eddie Lee Ivery and 7 to Jefferson,
while Ivery scored on a 1-yard run and
Jan Stenerud kicked two field goals as
the Packers advanced into the National
Football Conference playoff semifinals.
JEFFERSON, who did not catch a
touchdown pass during the regular
season, had six receptions for 148 yar-
ds.
St. Louis' Neil Lomax threw touch-
down passes of 5 yards to Pat Tilley and
18 to Mike Schumann, and Neil
O'Donoghue kicked an 18-yard field
goal. However, O'Donoghue missed 44-.
and 45-yard field goal attempts and had
a 44-yarder blocked by Gary Lewis,
who also deflected a conversion attem-
pt.
The Cardinals lost star running back
Otis Anderson, who sprained his left
ankle on the second play of the second
quarter and did not return after he had
rushed for 38 yards on eight carries.
Tilley, the Cardinals' top receiver, went
out with a sprained knee in the third
quarter.
Los Angeles 27, Clereland 10
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Quarterback
Jim Plunkett picked the Cleveland
secondary apart yesterday, passing for
386 yards as the Los Angeles Raiders
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teams.
Plunkett guided the Raiders on an 88-
yard, eight-play touchdown drive on
their second possession, with Allen's
first TD making it 10-3, but the Browns
tied the score on a 43-yard scoring pass
from Paul McDonald to Ricky Feacher
with 2:02 left in the first half.
Miami 28, New England 13
MIAMI (AP) - David Woodley
tossed a pair of touchdown passes to
Bruce Hardy and set up two other
scores with pinpoint passing yesterday
as the Miami Dolphins ended eight
years of post-season frustration with a
28-13 National Football League playoff
victory over the New England Patriots.
Woodley, a third-year pro who
averaged only 120 yards per game
passing during the strike-shortened
regular season, pierced the Patriot's
secondary for 246 yards on 16 of 19
passing.
His first scoring pass to Hardy, with
6:36 left in the second period, lifted
Miami into a 7-3 lead, and a 36-yard
completion to Duriel Harris set up An-
dra Franklin's one-yard touchdown run
for a 14-3 halftime advantage.

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Washington quarterback Joe Theismann takes a hit and fumbles the ball in yesterday's NFC play-off game between the
Redskins and the Lions. Detroit, however, could not do this well on very many plays as the Lions went down to defeat 31-
7.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
'M' matmen take tw

Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - Friday was a busy day for the
Michigan wrestlers.
The Wolverines traveled to Columbus, where they
fought their way through three dual meets against
Ohio University, Ohio State, and Nevada Las Vegas.
IN THE OPENING match-up, Michigan easily
rolled over Ohio, 31-12. The Wolverines were aided by

Junior Mike Der Garabedian won a major decision,
15-5.
"I was very pleased with the performances of Bill
Eldin, Tim Fagan, Greg Wright and Mike
Dergarabedian because they all wrestled hard and
did a good job out on the mat," said head coach Dale
Bahr.
The meet marked the first tim.e that Eldin wrestled
for Michigan. He is a transfer from the College of the

o of three
third quarter that put Atlanta in control as the Hawks
won their third National Basketball Association
game in three nights by crushing the Chicago Bulls
109-89 last night.
Johnson tallied eight points and Wilkins added
seven in the spurt that gave the Hawks a comman-
ding 82-55 lead. The Hawks had runs of 13-2 and 11-2
during that stretch.
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