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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, January 21, 1984
Knight falls.

on

Crisler
The Lineups
(11-4) Indiana (10-4)

By JEFF BERGIDA
The man went into Jenison
Fieldhouse Thursday night and started
four freshmen against Michigan State,
which had Sam Vincent back in its
lineup. His team was coming off a tough
home loss.
He left East Lansing, bound for Ann
Arbor, with a 70-62 win under his plaid
sportcoat.
THE MAN lost four starters and the
sixth man from last season's 24-6 team.
Most early season predictions placed
this year's squad somewhere in the
middle of the Big Ten.
The Indiana Hoosiers enter today's
game against Michigan tied for second
in the league with a 3-1 record (10-4
overall). As a team, Indiana is leading
the league in field goal and free throw
percentage and its league opposition is
hitting only 44.7 percent from the floor,
also tops in the conference.
Ever wonder if Bobby Knight could
win 20 games with a good high school
team?
FIRST-YEAR PLAYERS, Steve
Alford, Marty Simmons and Todd

Meier lead the Hoosiers into Crisler
Arena this afternoon and you won't be
able to guess their class standing by
watching them play. Knight has his
team playing as disciplined as some of
the great Indiana fives of the past. He
won't accept anything less - even from
freshmen.
"Sometimes I think I might be a little
hard on them when I try to evaluate
them,"'said Knight before the season
opener. But while his shove-the-
fundamentals-down-their-throats style
might offend some people, no one can
deny that he gets results.
And Knight hasn't changed his style
in '84. After early season setbacks
against Miami and UTEP, Indiana won
seven straight before blowing a 10-point
lead to league-leading Purdue at home.
Despite the fact that the Hoosiers
surrendered 22 consecutive points
during the game, one might think that
Knight would be willing to accept his
young team's losing to a conference
powerhouse. Then again...
"I DON'T think as long as I've been
here I've ever had a team outscored as
badly, even close to as badly," said the
twelve year head coach. "We lost any
concentration we had and any feel for
the game. We were the least com-
petitive of any team I've sent on the
floor.
"The next team that represents In-
diana in the next game will be com-
petitive. It won't be made up of the
same players, but it will be a com-
petitive team."
The next game was Thursday night.
MSU was overdue and healthy. The
Spartans took advantage of some
breaks and had the momentum heading
into overtime at home. Knight's kids
outscored their more-experienced op-
ponents, 10-2, in the extra period.
THE COACH benched 7-2 center Uwe
Blab in favor of the 6-8 Meier. Wiscon-
sin's player-of-the-year last season
responded with 10 points and some
tough play under the boards. Alford
continued to tear up the league with 21

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Michigan

(44) Tim McCormick.. (6-11)
(53) Butch Wade ....... (6-7)
(42) Roy Tarpley ......(6-11)
(24) Leslie Rockymore . (6-3)
(25) Eric Turner ........(6-3)

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(24)]
(51)
(30)'
(23)
(12)

Daryl Thomas ..... (6-7)
Marty Simmons ... (6-5)
Todd Meier .......(6-8)
Chuck Franz.......(6-2)
Steve Alford ....... (6-2)

SITE: Crisler Arena
TIME: 2:00p.m.
RADIO: WUOM (91.7 FM), WAAM (1600 AM), WWJ (950 AM),
WPAG (1050).
LAST YEAR: Indiana 93, Michigan 76, (Assembly Hall)
Michigan 69, Indiana 56, (Crisler)
SERIES RECORD: Indiana leads, 66-36

"It depends. I've used 30 lineups to
start a game with this season so I don't
really know."
Meanwhile, the Wolverines must
bounce back from that heartbreaking
62-60 loss to Ohio State Wednesday
night. Forward Tim McCormick says
he's over his illness and is ready for In-
diana.
"WE HAVE to play with more intensity
and play better defense, if we do that
we can beat them," said the 6-11
Clarkston native. "It's going to be a dif-
ficult game."
It's always difficult against Knight.
You know his team will be prepared in
every way. The coach explains his sub-
tle technique:
"Daryl Thomas is the nicest kid in the
world. I told him if I had a daughter
he's the kind of kid I'd love to have
going out with my daughter. I followed
that up by saying 'But I don't have any
goddamned daughters so I don't need
you to have this kind of personality.' "
How are you going to beat Attila the
Hun in a red sportcoat?

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.McCormick
... will start versus Hoosiers

Knightf
... even his suits are loud

points. Simmons (8 points, 7 rebounds),
Daryl Thomas (18,7), and senior Chuck
Franz also contributed. Will Knight
stick with a winning hand?

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'M' tankers dunk

Thinclads excel

By CHRISTOPHER GERBASI
Indoor school records by the
Wolverines' distance medley relay
team and pentathlete Melody Mid-
dleton highlighted the first night of ac-
tion at the Michigan Relays.
The relay team of Martha' Gray,
Joyce Wilson, Jennifer Rioux, and Sue*
Schroeder raced to a time of 11:34.0,
shattering the previous mark by almost
ten seconds.
MICHIGAN COACH Francie
Goodrich had not only hoped, but ex-
pected to. break the record. "As of this
past Monday, I thought they really had
a shot," she said. "I took a look at one
of their workouts and said 'we're ready
to fly. Wemayaswellgoforit.'
The anchor insthe relay, sophomore
Schroeder, ran an excellent 4:49 mile.
"Sue ran tremendously," saida
Goodrich, "I'm going to predict right
now that she'll be a contender in the Big
Ten (in the mile)."
Middleton, a senior, piled up 3646
points to capture the pentathalon for
the second straight weekend. She
finished second in the sixty meter hur-
dles, the high jump, and the 800-meter
run, her strong point.
GOODRIDGE ALSO wanted to see
signs of imporvement and strength in
the mile relay team.' The Wolverines
"A" team of Sylvia Qualls, Darlene
Fortman, Dedra Bradley, and Wilson
came through with a first place finish
and a time of 3:54.94.
Goodridge was particularly im-
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SUNDAY
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pressed with Bradley. "She's made a
grea t.impact," said the coach. "She's
a raw talent, just coming on and finding
out what she can do."
Michigan also received strong per-
formances in the high jump relay from
Dawn Rich and Angie Hafner. Rich and
Hafner finished first and second in-
dividually and combined for a height of
11' 2" for the team title.
In a repeat of last week's performan-
ce, Cathie Bridges competed in three
events and did well in all of them. She
won the triple jump with the distance of
31' 912", ran fourth in the sixty yard
dash and teamed with Middleton for a
second place finish in the long jump
relay.
The women's next meet is January 28
in Windsor. The men's portion of the
Michigan relays takes place at 1 p.m.
today. The finals are scheduled for 7
p.m.
V men ready for Relays
Brian Diemer will return to the Track
and Tennis . building today for the
Michigan' Relays but not as a
Wolverine.
The former 'M', track star, who
graduated last semester, will run as an
independent in the men's meet, which
only recognizes individual winners. No
team scores are kept.
While Diemer will gun for the mile-
run championship, some of his former
teammates will be working to improve
their times and better their marks. The
highijumpers are no exception.
"The high jump should be an in-
teresting and close event," said coach
Jack Harvey. "There are four in-
dividuals who clear over seven feet."
Probably Michigan's best bet for a first
would be David Lugin, who reached 7' 3
3/4" last week. His fiercest rival should
be Eastern Michigan's Dennis Lewis,
who has cleared 7'4".y
Harvey summed up the meet by
saying, "We're running pretty well and
we have a good chance for some out-
standing performances.E
- EDA BENJAKUL

Hurons, 4
$y PAULA SCHIPPER
Perhaps Eastern Michigan coach
Mike Jones summed it up best
before last night's swim meet:
"We'd like to beat Michigan very
much . . . We never have . . . We
won't tonight."
How right he was. The Wolverines
downed the Hurons easily, 69-42.
THE WOLVERINES, however,
were surprised by how good their
times were. Coach Urbanchek ex-
pected to win, but he had not planned
on his swimmers doing so well. Af-
ter all, Michigan considered this
only a practice meet for future com-
petition and the team suffered
through double workouts yesterday
for five and a half hours.
Every Wolverine qualified for the
NCAA Regional Championships.
One notable was sophomore Marc
Parrish, who has swam the most
consistant of the team members this
year. Last night, he made excellent
time in the 200-yard individual
medley, capturing first.
. Not to be outdone, freshman Jeff
Gordon may have notched the

69-42
fastest 1000-yard freestyle so far this
year in the Big Ten. -
Also impressive was Dave Ker-
ska, who grabbed first in the 100-
yard freestyle to take one of the
fastest times in the Big Ten this
season.
In diving, it was Michigan all the
way,earning the top three spots from
the one meter board, lead by Kent
Ferguson. Bruce Kimball edged
Ferguson -from the three meter
event, however, to take first by less
than a point.
"Obviously,' our . kid was
superior," Jones said of Miller
jokingly. Jones had not, expected
great performances from his team
because it had lost to NCAA second
division champions Oakland the day
before.
The Wolverines may have the
same nemesis tomorrow, too, as
they face Oakland this afternoon at
3:30. "Oakland's well balanced in
all strokes and could give us a run
for the money," said Urbanchek.
"If psyched and rested, they could
do it."

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Daily Photo by PAN HABIB
Leslie Rockymore unloads a jumpshot in early-season action. In Wednesday
night's 62-60 loss to Ohio State the junior guard scored 12 points on 6-10 from
the field.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

LoU sigi
ROCHESTER (AP) -- The, Michigan
Panters signed Michigan defensive
back John Lott yesterday, and released
eight players from their United States
Football League training camp, the+
club said.
The 6-foot, 178-pound Lott had
reached an agreement with the Pan-
thers on Wednesday, club spokesman
Tim Pendell said..
North Stars 8, Wings 5
DETROIT (UPI) - The Minnesota
North Stars extended the Detroit Red
Wings' losing streak yesterday to eight
games by drubbing the haplessWings 8-
5.
The Stars scored thefirst three goals
of the game in the first period on goals
by Tim McCarthy, Dennis Maruck and
Craig Levie. It was McCarthy's 28th
goal in 40 games.
DETROIT finally got on the board
late in the first period on the first of
Danny Gare's two goals of the efening.
Minnesota opened the second period
by scoring three times, in 33 seconds, a
club record. The first was scored by
Maruck at 5:59, then Steve Payne
scored twice. His first came just 7
seconds after Maruck's goal and the
second at 5:59.
Other goals scorers for Minnesota
were Neal Broten and Al MacAdam.
Also scoring for Detroit were Steve
Yzerman, John .Ogrodnick and Ron
Dugay.

is pact,
Pistons 116, Hawks 94
PONTIAC (UPI) - Isiah Thomas
scored 19 points and Kelly Tripucka ad-
ded 17 last night to spark the Detroit
Pistons to a 116-94 victory over the
Atlanta Hawks at the Silverdome.
Detroit used a 30-5 blitz in the first
quarter to build a 19 point lead and roll
to the 12th win in its last 16 games.
THE PISTONS fell behind 8-2, then
ripped off a 20-4 attack, keyed by Bill
Laimbeer's eight points, to charge
ahead 22-12. Detroit built the margin to
19 before Atlanta responded with an 8-2
spree to close within 34-21 at the end of
the quarter.
Hoopsters fall
Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - Michigan was never
in it last night as the Wolverine
women's basketball team dropped a
game at Ohio State against the
Buckeyes.
Michigan's record falls to 0-5 in con-
ference, 2-11 overall. Wendy Bradetich
was the Wolverine's leading scorer with
14 points. The, only other person in
double figures for Michigan was Sandy
Svoboda, who had 13 points
Michigan had a dismal first half,
being outscored 40-15 while shooting
only 21 percent from the field. The
Wolverines will get a chance to improve
their record when they meet Indiana
on January 22 at Bloomington, Indiana.

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Parrish and Bruzzese
... take first in dual meet

TRACK THE WOLVERINES THRU
THE BIG TEN BASKETBALL
SEASON ON WPAG
Y2LDI AN

'M' FA CES ILLINOIS, PURDUE:

Wrestlers,
By STEVE HUNTER
The Michigan wrestling team has a busy weekend
ahead of it. No, it's not throwing a Super Bowl party.
What the Wolverines are doing is going head-to-head
against Illinois and Purdue today and Sunday,
respectively.
Illinois,vthough finishing only eighth in the Big Ten,
managed to unset the Wolverines last year, and ac-

set for busy weekend

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optomistic because "(William) Walters is coming
around at 118 (pounds)" and the team as a whole is in
good shape due to vigorous training.
Bahr is confident: "We'll put our best against their
best, any day".
White Sox select Searer
NEW YORK (AP) - The Chicago White Sox an-

Mets General Manager Frank Cashen, stinging
already from criticism that he had blundered in not
protecting Seaver from the compensation pool, called
it a bad day for the business of baseball, a sentiment
echoed by Seaver.
DePaul 59, S. Florida 50
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The backcourt tandem of.

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