The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 30, 1983-- Page 9
'M easting on non-conference oes
SChippewas next on cagers' menu
N.C.A.T. no contest . .
F . Frieder provides highlights
F THEY WOULD have just dropped those initials it would have been
la much better game.
That's North Carolina A & T - as in No Contest At T'a1.
It was a funny game. On the other hand, it was an ad for a tougher non-
conference slate, as an inflated crowd of only 10,805 yawned through the con-
test which was never in doubt from the opening tip. Yet, it was also an ad for
a lollipop pre-season, one which could help land the Wolverines in the
But while the slowly maturing Michigan cagers gain confidence feasting
on ball clubs such as this, they'll need more Big Ten-like opponents to give
them the necessary seasoning.
All this, however, is not to put a damper on a game which did furnish some
For instance, Bill Frieder eclipsed an unofficial Crisler Arena record
when he drank 17" cups of water during the game. I'm surprised he didn't
have to use a personal time-out during the second half. Unfortunately, he
also broke another mark, when he missed the garbage can six straight times
with the empty cups.
I told you the game wasn't all that exciting.
It did have its moments, though, which visibly pleased both the fans and
"I thought we played a little better than we did on Saturday," said
Frieder, master of the understatement. "We had spurts throughout the
game...when we were very good."
Most notable was the play of birthday boy Roy Tarpley, who did
everything (career hign 17 pts, eight rebounds, and six blocked shots) except
what he promised his mother.
"I was trying to hit 19," said the newly-turned 19 year-old. "That's what I
told my mother when I talked to her before the game. I'm disappointed that I
Despite her son coming up two points short of his birthday wish, I'm sure
Mrs. Tarpley was still beaming with pride, just as the Jouberts were last
night, and with good reason.
Although he probably made no pre-game parental promises, the freshman
sensation did not disappoint. For the second straight outing he played with
the poise of a veteran, rallying the team with some consistent play. The
Detroit Southwestern grad did find time, though, for a few sparkling efforts,
which brought standing ovations from the Crisler faithfuls.
But the man who seems to have a monopoly on the big play is the flashy
Floridian Rich Rellford. Like Joubert and Tarpley, he too seems to be
playing with great confidence. In addition, he seems to have harnassed his
potential, evidenced by the misfired alley-oop that he turned into a smooth
But the Riviera Beach native did find time to perform two flawless slams,
a rarity last season.
Not even NC A & T's leading scorer Jimmy Brown's father, football Hall of
Famer Jim Brown, could have come out of retirement and help his son's
Not even an inspirational speech from the school's most illustrious alum,
Jesse Jackson, could have helped the over-matched Aggies.
However, not was all cheery for the Wolverine Cagers Monday night. In
fact, while Mrs. Tarpley and Joubert were glowing with pride, it was a good
thing the Pelekoudas' were not on hand to witness the abuse their son took.
Mercilessly booed from the time he stepped off the bench, the senior was
harassed by much of the student body. It was a sad display, and one which,
rightfully,drew skern words from Frieder.
"I was disappointed over the fans booing Pelekoudas," angrily stated the
fourth-year coach. "We're going to need him down the stretch.. .He's a 4.0
student who's busting his butt off out there.
This sad note is only matched by the fact that North Carolina A & T is a
shoe-in for a second straight NCAA berth.
That's NCAA - as in Not Choosy About Anyone.
rally buries Irish
By JEFF BERGIDA
After looking at the size of his front
line players, one might be tempted to
advise Central Michgian coach Dick
Parfitt to let his team stay in Mount
Pleasant today and save the bus fare to
Logically, the Chippewas, who
finished third in last weekend's Spartan
Cutlass Classic at East Lansing, should
be no match for Michigan. CMU's
regulars are all 6-7 or smaller and 6-2
Greg Washington, a transfer from
Michigan, sees a lot of time at forward
despite his stature.
BILL FRIEDER'S troops, even
without the presence of Tim McCor-
mick who is still "very doubtful" for
tonight's game with a sprained ankle,
will tower over the opposition from the
Mid-American conference. 6-10 Roy
Tarpley, 6-8 Butch Wade, and 6-9
Robert Henderson should have a field
day against the undersized Chippewas.
But CMU may have a weapon that
could even things up a bit. After losing
by 21 to Michigan State last Friday
night at Jenison Fieldhouse, a game
James Mitchell who had 16 points
against MSU in the consolation game
(9-12 from the floor). They lost Melvin:
McLaughlin, the leading scorer in MAC
last year, to graduation and must boun-
ce back from a 10-17 record in 1982-83.
Downstate from Mount Pleasant,
Frieder was not especially thrilled with
his team's performance against North
Carolina A&T Monday night despite the
16 point margin of victory.
"Our rebounding has been horrible,".
said Frieder. "They (N.C. A&T) got 22
offensive rebounds . . . and that's"
ridiculous. Our guys are not boxing out-
or moving their men away from the
boards." Frieder does not feel that Mc-
Cormick's absence justifies such num-
One would think that Michigan's
rebounding will improve tonight again-,
st the undersized Chippewas except for
the fact that N.C. A&T wasn't a whole
lot bigger than CMU, as the Aggies'
biggest starter was 6-8.
Frieder is expected to stay with Mon-
day's starting lineup in tonight's mat-
ch-up which is scheduled to tip-off at
which MSU coach Jud Heathcote felt
was closer than the score indicated, the
Chips came back to defeat Fairfield of
the ECAC-Metro conference, shooting
an amazing 76.96 percent in the
That translates into 30 of 39 from the
field. If Central shoots anywhere near
that rate tonight, Michigan will get a
FRIEDER, NOT surprisingly, does
not take CMU lightly. "The thing about
them is that they lost pretty good on
Friday and they bounced back to win
Saturday," said the Michigan coach.
"For a young team to take a beating
like they did and then come back the
next night is an indication of their
The Chippewas are led by guard
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
The Wolverines may have to do without the rebounding of center Tim Mc-
Cormick in today's game. McCormick is shown here grabbing a rebound
against Athletes in Action.
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BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Freshman
forward Marty Simmons scored 22 poin-
ts last night, including eight during a 28-
4 sport in the second half that carried
Indiana to an 80-72 college basketball
victory over Notre Dame.
The Irish, who led by 1.2 points during
the first half, still led by nine after Tom
Sluby scored the first basket of the final
period. But the Hossiers erased the
deficit with a run of 12 straight points,
including four apiece by Simmons and
sophomore Mike Giomi, and never
trailed the rest of the way.
NOTRE DAME got two more baskets
by Sluby, but freshman Todd Meier
started another string of 14 straight
points by Indiana and the Hoosiers took
a 15-point lead, 53-38, midway through
the period. Two free throws by Jim
Dlolan ended Indiana's spurt with 9:38
Nineteen of Indiana's last 27 points
were on free throws, and the Hoosiers'
biggest lead was 17 points before the
Irish rallied in the final three minutes.
Junior center Uwe Blab added 15 and
freshman guard Steve Alford finished
with 14 for the Hoosiers. Sluby led
Notre Dame with 18 points, while
freshman Scott Hicks added 12.
n THE VICTORY evened Indiana's
record at 1-1 for the season, while Notre
Dame suffered its first loss in three
In the first half, Indiana was able to
score from under the basket, but poor
outside shooting and Notre Dame's
domination of the rebounding got the
Irish the lead midway through the
Pistons 103, Cars 93
PONTIAC (AP) - John Long scored
23 points, and Detroit outscored
Cleveland 11-2 during a 3:30 stretch
third quarter. Isiah Thomas had 10
points for the Pistons during the spurt.
Bucks 94, Bulletts 88
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Marques
Johnson and Bob Lanier scored four
points each during an 11-point
Milwaukee streak in the fourth quarter
as the Bucks overcame an 11-point
deficit and defeated the Washington
Bullets 94-88 in a National Basketball
Association game last night.
Milwaukee, the leaders of the Central
Division, who beat Washington by 17
points in Milwaukee on Saturday,
trailed 69-58 late in the third quarter
before rallying to win their third
1. Kentucky (24).........1-0 988
2. N. Carolina (24) ...........1-0 986
3. Georgetown (3)..........2-0 868
4. Memphis St............... 2-0 819
5. Iowa .................1-0 706
6. Maryland .................1-0 612
7. N. Carolina St.............4-0 602
8. Houston ..................1-1 589
9. UCLA ....................2-0 562
10. Oregon St................0-0 454
11. Michigan St.............. 2-0 442
12. Louisiana St.............1-0 417
13. Georgia .................2-0 333
14. Arkansas ................2-1 299
15. Boston College..........0-0
16. DePaul .................1-0
17. Fresno St...............1-1
18. Wichita St................1-0
19. St. John's ... ..........2-0
20. Va. Commonwealth ......0-0
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