Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 16, 1984
By JEFF BERGIDA
Way back in the fall, the grid exp
were saying that the Illinois foot
team couldn't match up with the
guns of the Big Ten.
In rapid succession, Iowa, Ohio S
and Michigan fell to the Illini. Lou]
son, Illinois' basketball co,
delighted in telling anyone who w
listen that people in Champaign tho
his football counterpart, Mike W
could "walk on water."
WHEN THE Illini got decimate
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the Rose Bowl the flocks turned their
erts attention to Henson and his team. And
tball what they've seen is the seventh-ranked
big team in the nation. Illinois is 10-1 in the
conference, tied for first with Purdue, 1M ichiga (
tate and 19-2 overall. It is leading the con-
Hen- ference in rebounding, scoring defense, (40) Rich Rellford.
ach, and margin of victory. All this from a (44) Tim McCormic
ould team whose best player (Derek Harper) (42) Roy Tarpley
ught went hardship and is now member of (24) Leslie Rockym
hite, the Dallas Mavericks.?(25) Eric Turner ..
din Can Lou Henson walk on water? SITE: Cris ler Arena
d in "No," said the nine-year veteran with
a laugh, "we're just like every other TIME=8:00 p.m. ES
team in our league, if we don't play RADIO: WUOM (91
well, we'll get beat." WPAG (107
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clHENSON BRINGS ther seenth best LAST MEE TING: I
H N O BR N St e s v nh b s ' -Inclub in the country into Crisler Arena' S "N '1
tonight to face Michigan. Bill Frieder's 1
Wolverines gave the Illini more than SERIES RECORD:
they wanted to handle last month in
Champaign, sending the game into four
overtimes before bowing, 75-66. hyr odsld
"We feel fortunate and lucky to have "They're a good solid
won in Champaign," said Henson. "I ballclub and what makes t
was really impressed with Michigan. I is that they have so many g
like the club and I think Frieder is a fine beat you," Frieder noted.
coach." (Efrem) Winters, then (I
Michigan enters this contest four berger or (Bruce) Doug]
games behind Illinois and Purdue in the you. You take care of then
loss column. The 5-5 Wolverines have still got (George) Montg
been up and down this season but can't even neglect Quinn Ri
Frieder, in complimenting his opposing Richardson, the Illini's s
number, says the critics should relax. guard, is averaging sev
"He's (Henson) done a great job and game and has improved
is certainly a candidate for Big Ten since the start of his senior
coach-of-the-year as well as national "I THINK just because
coach-f-the-year," said Frieder. "But more experience and mor
to show you how people have to be in my game," said the 5-11]
patient, it took until this year for him to Illinois also plays Michi
have a winning record (overall) in the this important road trip bui
Big Ten. He's been there nine years and says the team is ready.
his record is 80-75." "It's going to be a tough
MICHIGAN'S COACH cannot afford we have the experience to h
to be patient if his team is going to commented. "Michigan is
make the-NCAA tournament. General tougher game than Mic
concensus seems to be that a 19-9 because they have better at
record will qualify. The Wolverines
have to go 6-2 the rest of the year to MICHIGAN'S efforts of 1
achieve this mark which makes win- sparedy Tarpley. Wle th
ning every home game a must. This fir- have been disappointing
st one may be the toughest.h
cruise toward Crisler
13-7) Illinois- (19-2)
..... (6-6) F (24) Efrem Winters .... (6-9)
k .. (6-11) F (22) Doug Altenberger z (6-4)
... (6-10) C (23) George Montgomery (6-8)
ore. (6-3) G (25) Bruce Douglas ... (6-3)
.....(6-3) G (21) Quinn Richardson (5-i1)
.7 FM), WAAM (1600 AM), WWJ (950 AM),
levision (Channel F, 19).
Illinois 75, Michigan 66 (Jan. 28 at Assembly
Illinois leads, 5i-49.
hem so good
guys who can
"If you stop
jas can beat
en points a
a great deal
gan State on
road trip but
handle it," he
going to be a
late have been
in the big
games, these two big men fave flourished
"Rellford might be our most con-
sistent player and Tarpley just keeps
getting better and better," said
But if Michigan is going to beat
Illinois, it will need a strong defensive
efforts from Tim McCormick. The
Illini front line, Winters, Altenberger
and Montgomery, is averaging 15.0,
11.8, and 10.4 points respectively. The
Wolverines cannot afford to give up
many second shots and McCormick,
who has struggled at times, must assert
himself under the boards.
"WE'RE HOPING that Tim will have
a second half in the Big Ten like he did a
year ago," said Frieder. "He really
improved a lot over the second part of
the (1982-83) season."
Henson expects a tough game in Ann
Arbor but has one request.
"Whatever we do, I want this one to
end in regulation," he joked. "You
don't get paid for overtime, do you?
Well, neither do Frieder and I."
When you're on top of the Big Ten,
you can laugh a little.
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Michigan is looking for Richard Rellford's spark versus Illinois. Here, the
sophomore forward leaps above Dayton's Roosevelt Chapman and Ed
Young in a game earlier this season.
Michigan Basketball Statistics
DAYS A WEEK
438 W. Huron
Rudy ................. .,....
A ntonides ...........
Stamina key for Reilford
695-34.8 294 1:375 68.8
606-30.3 212 1231 61.6
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By JIM DWORMAN
If University President Harold Shapiro ever wants to prove
that smaller is better, all he should do is point to Rich
The Michigan basketball team's sophomore forward shed
15 pounds in the off season and the result has been increased
stamina and improvement in nearly every aspect of his
"HE'S IN BETTER shape, he's played better defense, his
offense is better, he's a better free throw shooter and his con-
centration is better," said Michigan coach Bill Frieder of
Rellford. "It's called being a sophomore instead of a fresh-
It is more like being a Cutlass instead of a Delta 88.
Although last year's program listed him at 230 pounds,
Rellford said his weight hovered closer to 235. At 6-6, Rellford
looked as if he ate teammate Roy Tarpley's training meals as
well as his own. When he walked out of Thano's Lamplighter
carrying two large pizza back to West Quad, you wondered
what he planned to do with the second.
RELLFORD APPEARED sluggish on the basketball
court. He missed his layups. Passes bounced off his hands
and feet. Opponents stole rebounds out of his grasp. He tired
after four or five trips up and down the court.
"Coming in last year I was lackadaisical," Rellford said.
"The conditioning and all of the running we had at the begin-
ning of the year, I didn't think it was worth it."
Rellford learned his lesson quickly. When the Riviera
Beach. Fla. native returned to his home last summer, he
worked to correct his stamina problem. His daily ritual con-
sisted of two hours of basketball in the morning, a run along
the beach and two more hours of basketball in the afternoon.
NEXT ON THE agenda was the National Sports Festival in
Colorado Springs, Colo. Rellford averaged about 14 points
per game for the bronze-medal winning team.
He returned to Ann Arbor after the festival and continued
to work on his game. The communications major met
regularly with Tarpley, his roommate, and Eric Turner to
practice their skills.
Rellford's efforts paid off. He weighed in this fall at 220
"HE CAME BACK in better shape - last year he was
never in shape - and he worked hard during the non-
conference season," Frieder said. "He can play for
longer periods of time. He played the first 17 minutes on
Saturday against Michigan State and did a good job.
"On the road trip at Purdue and Illinois (Jan. 26-28), we
realized he could play more. We watched the films and saw
that he could run longer. We assumed that we'd have to give
him rest every six or seven minutes."
Rellford, too, noticed his new-found endurance. He gives it
partial credit for his improved outside shooting.
"WHEN WE PLAYED State, I really wasn't tired," the
aspiring television commentator said. "I can hit the jumper
when I'm not tired."
The talkative Floridian burned the Spartans by hitting five
of six field goal attempts. Frieder summed up Rellford's.
shooting performance best.
"Four of those baskets he could never have made last
year," the fourth-year head coach said. "He hit two jumpers
off the transition. One basket he hit while being fouled. And
he made a layup without travelling. Last year he would have
screwed those up.'
Cager Quincy Turner transfers;,
By PAUL HELGREN
Former Michigan guard Quincy Tur-
ner has transferred to the University of
Texas-El Paso and will sit out one and a
half years before joining the basketball
team in the fall of 1985.
Turner left Michigan at the end of last
semester, quitting the team Christmas
day. Apparently his decision to attend
UTEP was something of an accident.
"THAT JUST happened by coin-
cidence," Turner said in a phone inter-
for UTEP i
view yeserday. "It's funny. I've
thought about that I didn't even know
where El Paso, Texas was until I got
Turner's availability became ap-
parent to the UTEP coaching staff
when he was not on the Michigan roster
for the Sun Bowl Classic in El Paso
December 27. Tim Floyd, an assistant
coach, called Turner and asked him to
visit the campus. Floyd had seen
Turner play two years earlier at a
basketball camp in Indiana.
"He's a good person and a good kid.
He hasn't been any trouble," Floyd
said. "He'll play point guard for us.
He's a good shooter from 15 feet and a
TURNER said he left Michigan
because he felt he wouldn't get a chance
to play much. The 6-2 lefthander had
seen only brief action in five games for
"I just didn't feel I was going to fit
in," he said. "I went to school to play
basketball and then for school. I didn't
think I was going to play basketball
there (at Michigan) - for a couple
of years, anyway."
Turner is enrolled for this semester
and could have played as early as next
January. But if he did this he would
only have two and a half years of
eligibility. By waiting until the fall of
1985 Turner can play three years for the
Miners. Also, their starting point
guard, junior Lester Goodwin, will have
graduated, leaving the door open for
"They have two other guards," Tur-
ner said, "but neither is a point guard. p
think I'll be able to work my way into