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Page 8 - Sunday, January 8, 1984 - The Michigan Daily
Michigan survives late Iowa surge

It was like a toy
store and they just
kept bringing more
toys in. They ought
to have a rule that
you're only allowed
so many good
players.'
- Iowa Head Coach
George Raveling
(Continued from Page 1)
reversed in the second half.
"I TOLD our kids in the locker room
that I didn't think they'd play nearly as
hard in the second' half because
psychologically they think the game is
over," added Raveling. ""I told our
guys to just go out and be the aggressor,
to change roles."
In the second half, Michigan was for-
ced to slow the tempo down because of
Iowa's trapping defense and the fact
that Frieder had four players in foul
trouble. Thus, what looked to be a romp
for Michigan turned into a typical Big
Ten nailbiting finish. Iowa narrowed
the Wolverines' lead to 51-47 with over
three minutes left, then things got a lit-

tle crazy. Michigan went to the free
throw line four times in the last two
minutes with a chance to put the game
away. Each time they came up empty.
Iowa, however, also blew their chan-
ces as they committed three turnovers
in the crucial moments. Joubert finally
put an end to the madness as he sank
two free throws after being fouled,
securing a big win for the Wolverines.
"IF RAVELING thinks we have the
most talent then he should have no
problem winning the next fifteen games
because they're a damn good basket-
ball team," said Frieder. "They just
happen to be on the road."
With their win over highly regarded
Iowa, the young Michigan team may

have made believers out of the rest of
the conference.
"This is quite a leap for us because,
for the first time, we're real legitimate
contenders for the Big Ten title," added
McCormick.
However, the question that still
remains unanswered is whether the
Wolverines can win on the road in the
Big Ten. Over the last two years
Michigan has only won one game,
which came against Michigan State
last year away from home. Michigan
will have the chance to improve that
record when they travel to Minneapolis
Thursday to play the always tough Min-
nesota Gophers.

Hawkeyes Pierced

IOWA
MinFG/A FT/A R

MICHIGAN
MinFG/A FT/A

A PF TP

Joubert ...........
McCormick .......
Wade............
Rockymore ....
Turner..........
Tarpley ...........
Rellford ...........
Henderson ........
Pelekoudas......
Thompson .........

33
27
18
32
37
22
10
13
18
I

1/3
5/6
4/5
3/9
5/8
4/9
0/2
1/1
0/0
0/0

2/3
2/2
0/5
0/1
1/5
0/0
0/0
0/1
2/2
0/0

R
1
3
2
1=
6
2
1
0
0

A
3
1
0
8
2
0
0
2
0

PF TP
3 4
4 12
4 8
16
3 1i
2 8
1 0
2 2
3 2
0 0

Anderson .......... 6
Payne...........30
Stokes ............ 39
Fullard............ 2
Carfino............ 36
Banks ............. 20
Lohaus.............27
Boyle..............3
Berkenpas.........26
Snedeker...........10
Fort ............... I

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

0/0
2/4
4/8
0/0
0/0
1/2
2/2
0/0
2/2
0/0
0/0

0
6
5
0
2
2
6
0
5
0
0

0
2
0
2
0
2
0
2
0
0

0
4
5
0
0
3
3
1
1
0
0

0
8
s
0
8
I
8
0
16
0
0

TOTALS...........200 23/43 7/15 23 17 23 53

TOTALS..........200 19/41 11/18 28
Halftime score: MICHIGAN 30, Iowa 15

11 19 49

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Michigan guard Antoine Joubert (11) looks to go by Iowa's Michael Payne (42). Joubert's two free throws at the en'd of
the game sealed a 53-49 Michigan victory.

Attendance: 13,609.

Wildcats upset Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Nor-
thwestern forward Art Aaron pumped
in 22 points and freshman guard Chris
Berg added 21 to lead the Wildcats to a
76-69 Big Ten basketball victory over
Michigan State last night.
The surprising Wildcats kept the lead.
most of the first half, taking advantage
of the middle of a Spartan man-to-man
defense. But after Northwestern took a
five-point lead 21-16, Michigan State
guard Darryl ohnson hit six suc-
cessive points to give the Spartans their
first lead with 4:59 remaining before in-
termission.
MICHIGAN State, a preseason pick to
challenge for the conference title, led
28-27 at halftime.
Northwestern kept pace with the
Spartans in the second half with several
inside baskets.
Two baskets by Berg gave the Wild-
cats a 56-50 lead with 6:17 remaining.
The Spartans could not stop Aaron in-
side, as Northwestern made it 65-57
with under 3:00 remaining.
THE WILDCATS iced the game, hit-
ting 11 of 12 free throws down the stret-
ch.
Junior forward Andre Goode added 17
points for Northwestern, which im-
proved its overall record to 8-3, 1-1 in
the Big Ten.
Sophomore guard Scott Skiles led all
scorers with 22 points for Michigan
State, which fell to 7-4 overall and 1-1 in
the conference.
Junior forward Ken Johnson, playing
in his second game since transferring
from Southern California, added 15
points for the Spartans. Darryl Johnson

and Kevin Willis hit for 12 and 10 points,
respectively.
The Spartans travel to Madison
Thursday to play Wisconsin before
playing the Minnesota Gophers next
Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats will play
their third consecutive road game as
they play at Iowa next Thursday before
returning home to play George Mason
Saturday.
Illinois 63, Wisconsin 62
MADISON (AP) Bruce Douglas
scored four of his 10 points early in
overtime and four other Illinois players
posted double figures as 14th-ranked
Illinois held off upset-minded Wisconsin
63-62 yesterday in a Big Ten college
basketball opener.
With the score tied 54-54 after
regulation, Douglas hit a layup to put
Illinois ahead for good. After Doug
Altenberger made a free throw,
Douglas connected twice from the free
throw line to put the Illini up 59-54 with
2:42 left in overtime.
TWO MORE Altenberger free throws
and two by Quinn Richardson gave the
Big Ten Standings

Illini a 63-58 lead.
But baskets by Wisconsin's Cory
Blackwell and Rick Olson narrowed the
gap to 63-62. Illinois' Efrem Winters, a
76 percent free throw shooter, failed on
the first shot in two straight 1-and-1 op-
portunities, giving the Badgers a chan-
ce to win the game.
However, Olson's short jumper boun-
ced off the rim with 4 seconds left and
Illinois held on for the victory.
George Montgomery, Altenberger
and Richardson scored 12 points each
and Scott Meents added 11 points to
lead Illinois, 11-1 overall and 2-0 in Big
Ten play. Blackwell added 17 points for
the Badgers, 4-7 overall and 0-2 in the
conference.
Purdue 72, Minnesota 69
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -
Center Jim Rowinski muscled in a
career-high 25 points yesterday as Pur-
due, taking advantage of repeated Min-
nesota errors, broke a close game in the
second half and held off the Gophers in
the closing seconds for a 72-69 Big Ten
Conference college basketball victory.

Purdue, now 2-0 in the conference and
9-3 for the season, led most of the game
but never took control until a 14-2
scoring burst midway through the
second half.
THREE straight turnovers by Min-
nesota led to six consecutive points by
the Boilermakers, whose lead when to
64-51 on a basket by the 6-foot-8 Rowin-
ski before the Gophers' final rally. Two
baskets by Marc Wilson and a three-
point play by Tommy Davis in the final
minute helped Minnesota make it close
at the end.
Jim Bullock and Greg Eifert aded 12
points apiece for Purdue. The Gophers,
falling to 0-2 in the Big Ten and 8-3
overall, were topped by Wilson with 22
points, Davis with 18 and Roland
Brooks with 14.
Free throw shooting kept Minnesota
close in the first half, and 10 of the
Gophers' 12 points during a four-minute
stretch midway through the period
came from the foul'line. A pair of free
throws by Wilson gave Minnesota its
first lead at 20-19 eight minutes before
halftime.

By LARR Y FREED

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MICHIGAN ...........
Illinois ................-
Purdue .............
Indiana .............
Michigan State.......
Northwestern.........
Ohio State.........
Iowa...............
Minnesota .............
Wisconsin .............

Conf.
2-0
2-0
2-0
1-0
1-1
1-1
0-1
0-2
0-2
0-2

Overall
10-2
11-1
9-3
8-3
7-4
8-3
7-4
7-5
8-3
4-7

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB,
Michigan's Butch Wade hauls in a rebound from Iowa's Greg Stokes in
yesterday's triumph over the Hawkeyes.

USg
UNCwin Stat braggin righs

RALEIGH (AP) - Sam Perkins scor-
ed 16 of his game high 22 points in the
second half as top-ranked North
Carolina coasted to its 10th victory, 81-
60, over North Carolina State in an
Atlantic Coast Conference basketball
game yesterday.
The loss dropped 12th-ranked North
Carolina State's record to 10-4 and 0-2 in
ACC play. It was the undefeated Tar*
Heels' ACC opener.
ALL-AMERICAN Michael Jordan
and freshman Kenny Smith each added
18 points, and the Tar Heels pulled
away in the second half after leading 34-
31 at intermission.
After North Carolina State's Lorenzo
Charles hit on a drive to pull the Wolf-
pack within 34-33 at the start of the
second half, Perkins, a 6-foot-10 senior,
led North Carolina's 15-2 spree which
gave the Tar Heels a 49-35 advantage
with 14:06 to play, Perkins scored
seven in the run.
The defending NCAA champion
Wolfpack wasn't through yet. Ernie
Myers' jumper cut the Tar Heels' lead
to 55-47 with 9:49 remaining. But that
was the closest N.C. State could come.
The Tar Heels then went on a 14-4
spurt, capped by three-point play,
giving them a 69-51 advantage. During
that time, Charles, N.C. State's leading
scorer with 20 points, missed the front
-- a L- - - - --.._ __

half, shooting eight for 11 from the
floor. Freshman Tim McCalister
scored 26 for Oklahoma, 20 in the
second half to balance Tisdale.
FOR THE Orangemen, 8-3, Rafael
Addison led with 24 points. Sean Kerins
scored 21 points, 14 in the second half
for the Big East squad.
Oklahoma, representing the Big

Eight, led from the start and never was
tied again after the game was
deadlocked at 10-10.
Syracuse was down by 14 points, the
Sooners' largest lead of the game, with
3:43 left, but closed within seven points
while limiting Tisdale to two points
down the stretch.
Oklahoma also got 12 points from
FI"

Darryl Kennedy and 11 from Calvin
Pierce.
Boston College 74,
Villanora 63
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Junior
guard Michael Adams scored a career-
high 34 points and went over the 1,000
mark as 17th-ranked Boston College
defeated big East rival Villanova 74-63
yesterday in the first game of a
Palestra college basketball
doubleheader.
Penn State faced Temple' in the
second game.
ADAMS HAD 14 points in the first
half as the Eagles, 10-2 overall and 2-0
in the Big East, took a 36-30 lead by in-
termission. BC took its biggest lead at
54-42 on a free throw by Roger Mc-
Cready with 10:12 left in the game.
Kentucky 96, LSU 80
BATON ROUGE (AP) - Melvin
Turpin poured in a season-high 35 poin-
ts and anchored Kentucky's awesome
front court to lead the second-ranked
Wildcats to a 96-80 victory over No. 9
Louisiana St. in a Southeastern Con-
ference basketball game.
Kentucky, 10-0, never trailed. It built
a 25-10 lead in the first 10 minutes as
Turpin scored 12 points.
THE 6-FOOT-11 senior center had 25

Cagers grow up..
.. .teamwork triumphs
T'S A FACT of life. Everyone must go through it - growing pains. And not
since Peter Brady's voice changed during the Brady family singing debut,
has there been an exhibition of such a maturing transition as there was
yesterday afternoon at Crisler Arena.
A boisterous sell-out crowd of 13,609 witnessed the Wolverine cagers un-
dergo their most stressful test of the season against pre-season conference
favorite Iowa, which they passed with flying colors, downing the Hawkeyes,
53-49.
Actually they almost passed the game away.
Let's start this growing success story from the beginning. The Wolverines
stormed out to an early 20-3 lead, and playing their best basketball of the
year threatened to blow out Steve Carfino and Co. right back to Iowa City.
Then suddenly like a car in wintry Ann Arbor, Michigan stalled. The
Hawkeyes cut into the 15-point margin, and before you could say Todd
Berkenpas Iowa was only trailing by five.
Even Antoine Joubert stopped smiling.
The crowd, which reached a demonstrative peak earlier in the game,
became deathly quiet as thoughts of choke started to go through their minds,
and as fast as the Wave vanished, so did the Wolverines' success at the foul
line. Eric Turner, Leslie Rockymore and Joubert all stepped to the stripe
and proceeded to come up empty.
"Our free throw shooting really fell off," said Bill Frieder in the under-
statement of the afternoon.
But just as it appeared the Wolverines were going to blow the game due to
inexperience, the youngest person on the court, Joubert, calmly canned two
free throws to ice the game away.
Everyone suddenly started to smile again - especially Antoine Joubert.
"I was a little nervous," said the freshman phenom. "I had missed the.fir-
st one, so I tried hard to make the next one, which I did."
Another smiling face in the winning locker room belonged to the fourth-
year coach, who suddenly finds himself atop the league for the first time in
his career. "Antoine never played in a ball game like that before. He made
some mistakes, but he played a great game and sunk those key free throws."
But as Frieder was quick to point out, it was a team victory. "This was a
great win," said the Flint native. "They really rose to the occasion when we
were in trouble. Eric had another great game, but I can't say enough about
everybody."
That seems to be the key right there. In the past Michigan probably would
have lost this type of game, but they are no longer a one-man show. This
transition above all else has allowed the team to Turner around the corner to
a mature - and serious - Big Ten threat.
"Team defense has been the key," said the former one-man show. "Now
everybody is looking to help each other out, as well as containing their own
man."
Indeed defense has been the difference, as the Wolverines only allowed 50
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