The Michigan Daily Thursday, February 2, 1984 Page 7
'M' CAGERS HOPE TO EXTEND MSU SKID
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By PAUL HELGREN
If ever a team was ready to end a
losing streak, it's Michigan State.
.The Spartans are like a pack of
hungry dogs, smarting with the pain of
seven straight losses and eager to feast
again. With the return of top-dog Sam
Vincent to the lineup, and with hated
rival Michigan coming into East Lan-
sing tonight, State is ready to satiate its
hunger for victory.
Nobody is more aware of this than
Wolverine coach Bill Frieder.
"WHAT CONCERNS me," said
Frieder, "is that Vincent is back. With
him they beat Iowa (Jan. 4). We're not
playing a 1-7 team. We're playing the
team that beat Iowa."
I yincent injured his ankle in that
game and missed the next six. State lost
11 six. He returned for 13 minutes
aga nst Purdue Saturday and scored 16-
points, but the Spartans fell, 72-54. State
coach Jud Heathcote said his prize
junior's ankle is "about 85 percent of-
fensively and about 75 percent defen-
With Vincent's 16.4 scoring average
back in the lineup, State is hoping to
earn some respectability out of what
has been a frustrating season. Co-Big
Ten favorites along with Iowa, the
Spartans have flopped but are looking
to turn their season around. The home-
and-home series with the Wolverines
(the teams rematch Feb. 11 at Crisler)
is where they want to start.
"We've been pointing to this (game)"
said Heathcote. "We've looked on this
like we have to win. This is a big game
for Michigan, too. They have to win if
they have any hopes for a (conference)
FRIEDER AGREED with his fellow
coach. He said Michigan needs to win
both games if it entertains any hope of
making a run at the title. A split will not
do. "We have to win both games or else
win all our home games," Frieder
Frieder's team has problems of its
own. The Wolverines have lost four of
their last five, including tough road
losses to Purdue and Illinois last week.
Their record stands at 4-4 in the Big
Ten. With Illinois and Purdue on top
with 6-1 records, every Wolverine loss
is a costly one.
Frieder is making another lineup
change, hoping to find the winning
combination. Leslie Rockymore's total
collapse from outside (3-22 from the
field in the last three games) was
enough to convince Frieder to make a
change in the backcourt. The fourth-
year coach tabbed senior Dan
Pelekoudas to replace the Rock.
Still, Michigan's slump is nothing
compared to the Spartan's famine.
Although Vincent's absence had a lot to
do with the dive, Heathcote pointed out
a few other contributing (or non-
* KEVIN WILLIS: Willis twisted an
ankle in December and since then has
not showed the form that made him the
league's leading rebounder last year.
"He still favors the ankle," Heathcote
said. "He's been kind of what I call a
fader. He stays away from the physical
contact and as a result his game has
* KEN JOHNSON: The 6-9 transfer
from USC was not allowed to play with
the team until Jan. 1 and his game has
showed it. He has not lived up to his pre-
season billing as a dominant rebounder.
0 SCOTT SKILES: Skiles is
averaging 16.6 points per game, but
was lost without Vincent in the back-
court. "I think maybe he's been trying
to do a little too much at times - trying
to score, make the big plays. With the
loss of Sam, the weight of the world was
on his shoulders." The weight became
too much at Purdue. Skiles was held to
four points in his worst game of the
Add to this a weak supporting cast of
Larry Polec, Ben Tower and Richard
Mudd, and maybe the Spartan downfall
is not as unpredictable as it seems.
Heathcote himself. warned the media
before the season that his team was
overrated. But evenhe did not forsee a
7-10 record for his team at the end of
"I'm not saying we're giving up," he
said. "But our title aspirations are out
the window. Our hopes to finish in the
first division are very dim."
But a win against Michigan would go
a long way in easing some of Heath-
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SERIES RECORD: Michigan leads, 69-46.
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Michigan center Tim McCormick (44) slams one home over Michigan
atate's Ben Tower in last year's 70-65 Wolverine loss at Crisler Arena.
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Boilermakers nail NU
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EVANSTON (AP) - Ricky Hall
scored 16 points and reserve James
Bullock added 14 last night to lead 16th-
ranked Purdue to a 52-44 Big Ten
basketball victory over Northwestern.
The triumph gave the Boilermaker a
7-1 record in the Big Ten and pulled
them one-half game ahead of Illinois
which plays at Iowa Thursday night. It
also gave Purdue a 13-4 overall record
while Northwestern fell to 9-9 and 2-6 in
JIM ROWINSKI, Purdue's leading
scorer, did not make a point. He picked
up two quick fouls in the first two
inutes and went to the bench. Bullock,
filling for Rowinski, led the Boiler-
n aker attack and scored 10 of his points
a4 Purdue hammered out a 26-17 half-
'he Boilermakers held a 14-12 lead
with five minutes to go in the half
before going on a 12-4 spree with Ricky
H'li scoring six points in that stretch
ircluding a 3-point play on a steal.
Faculty and Staff:
Rowinski picked up two more quick
fouls early in the second half and again
went to the bench but the Boilermakers
fired to a 34-21 lead on the shooting of
Hall and Greg Eifert.
Art Aaron, who led all scorers with 17
points, got hot and helped pull-North-
western within two points at 38-36 but a
basket by Bullock and four straight
points by Curt Clawson gave the
Boilermakers breathing room.
La1y Poho o yBIAN MASCK
Dan Pelekoudas, who will start for Michigah tonight, did not have much luck
on this shot last year. MSU's Kevin Willis (42) rejects it while fellow Spar-
tans Scott Skiles (25) and Ben Tower (20) move in.
The Writers-In-Residence Program ht the
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Tuesday, February 7, 1984 -8 p.m.
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