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NCAA Basketball Tourney bids
To be announced
Today at 5:30 p.m.

SPORTS
Sunday, March 11, 1984

Men's Swimming
Wolverine Invitational
Today and tomorrow, 3:00 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool
Page 7

The Michigan Daily

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

illini annihilate

Bc

CHAMPAIGN (AP) - Efrem Win-
ters scored 25 points and Bruce Douglas
added 18 yesterday to boost seventh-
ranked Illinois past Wisconsin 81-57 and
Iinto at least a tie for the Big Ten con-
ference championship.
The winner of the league's crown will
be determined Sunday when Purdue
plays at Minnesota. If the Boilermakers
lose, Illinois will have its first outright
Big Ten championship since 1952.
If Purdue wins; the Illini will tie for
first place with the Boilermakers.
Illinois last tied for the championship in
1963, with Ohio State.
Illinois finished the regular season
with an overall record of 24-4, the most
victories ever by an Illinois team. The
Illini were 15-3 in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin finished 8-20 overall, and 4-
14 in the conference, giving the Badgers
at least a share of the Big Ten cellar for
the second consecutive year.
Indiana 53, Ohio St. 49
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Freshman
guard Steve Alford scored 17 points
yesterday as Indiana, turning back a
furious rally in the closing minutes,
beat Ohio State 53-49 in their final Big
Ten Conference basketball game of the
season.
The Hoosiers finished in third place in
the conference with a 13-5 record and
wound up 20-8 overall, giving Coach
Bob Knight his tenth 20-victory season
in 13 years at Indiana. The Buckeyes
finished in fifth place at 8-10 and ended
up 15-13 overall.
Indiana clinched the victory with two
free throws by Uwe Blab and one by
Alford as Ohio State was forced to foul
in the closing seconds. Blab finished
with 12 points, while Ohio State was led

by Troy Taylor
pbell with 12.

with 14 and Tony Cam-

Meyer will take a record of 723 vic-
tories against 353 losses into the up-
coming NCAA tournament, his last
hurrah as a coach.
Duke 77, North Carolina 75
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Sopho-
more David Henderson sank four free
throws in the last 42 seconds to propel
16th-ranked Duke into the finals of the
Atlantic Coast Conference basketball
tournament with a 77-75 victory over
top-ranked North Carolina yesterday.
The Blue Devils, who lost a double-
overtime decision to the Tar Heels in
Chapel Hill one week ago, will play 14th
ranked Maryland who defeated Wake
Forest, 66-64 in the other semi-final
test.
Duke will be in its first ACC tour-
nament final since 1980, when it lost a
73-72 decision to Maryland. For North
Caroliina, it was the first ACC loss after
15 victories over league rivals.
Michael Jordan scored 22 points and
Matt Doherty added 20 for the Tar
Heels, who fell to 27-2.
Maryland 66, Wake Forest 64
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Adrian
Branch scored 12 points in the second
half to give Maryland another shot at
the elusive Atlantic Coast Conference
tournament title as the 14th-ranked
Terrapins held off No. 19 Wake Forest
66-64 Saturday.

idgers
Maryland Coach Lefty Driesell ear-
ned his sixth ACC tourney final and the
Terrapins will face No. 14 Duke, which
knocked off topranked North Carolina
77-75 in the other tournament semifinal.
Maryland led by as much as 11 in the
first half and claimed a 33-20 halftime
lead. Wake Forest got hot at the start of
the second half and turned a possible
runaway into a battle.
Branch and Coleman scored 16 points
apiece while Len Bias added 15 for
Maryland.

Big Ten
Standings

Winters
... pumps in 25
DePaul 64, Marquette 49
CHICAGO (AP) - Kevin Holmes and
Tyrone Corbin helped Coach Ray
Meyer celebrate his retirement party in
his final home game after 42 years at
DePaul's helm with a 6 49 triumph
over Marquette yesterday.
The victory gave the fourth-ranked
Blue Demons a season-closing 26-2
record and all but clinched a top seed in
the upcoming NCAA tournament.
Holmes scored 17 points and Corbin
added 16 helping to drop Marquette to a
16-12 record for the year.

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

Conf
WL
15 3
14 3
13 5
10 8
8 10
7 10
6 10
6 11
5 13
4 14

Overall
WL
24 4
21 6
20 8
18 10
15 13
14 13
15 11
13 14
12 16
8 20

Ray Meyer, DePaul's head basketball coach, cuts down a net following his
last home game victory. DePaul defeated Marquette, 64-49, for Meyer's
723rd career victory.

MOTOR CITY ROUNDUP:
Pistons bounce Bullets, 115-100

ONE SMALL VOICE
By Jeff Bergida

lichigan to NCAA's?. ..
.. .Frieder has fingers crossed
EVANSTON
When Brent Musberger goes to "THE BIG BOARD" at 5:30 this afternoon
on CBS, millions of college basketball fans, players and coaches, anxiously
will be awaiting word on whether they've qualified for the NCAA tour-
nament. The 29 teams that have already gained automatic bids will find out
the identity of their first round opponents and the site of their opening contest.
When Bill Fri'eder switches on his TV set, he will be expecting his
Michigan Wolverines to be named one of the elite 53. Time after time, the
fourth-year head coach has said that 18 wins and a fourth-place finish in the
Big Ten would clinch an at-large berth. Michigan has achieved both of these
goals.
But while coaches around the Big Ten, most notably Eldon Miller of Ohio
State, Minnesota's Jim Dutcher, George Raveling of Iowa, and North-
western's Rich Falk, have stated that the tournament will take four teams
from their conference, others outside the league are less convinced.
The USA Today, in its rundown of possible participants in the NCAA,
awarded three positions to the Big Ten. Those would go to Illinois, Purdue
and Indiana. Before it lost to Creighton in the Missouri Valley Conference
tournament, Illinois State's coach said that his team should get a bid before
Indiana. CBS' Billy Packer is pushing for seven Atlantic Coast Conference
teams while he writes off the Big Ten, saying that its basketball players look
like football players.
While every team wins a'conference tournament this weekend gets a bid, an
issue arises when an upset occurs. For instance, everybody expected Mem-
phis State and Louisville to be the two teams from the Metro Conference to
gain the NCAA nod. But Virginia Tech surprised the Cardinals in the tour-
nament before losing to the Tigers in the finals. If Virginia Tech had gone on
to defeat Memphis State, then the NCAA committee would have had to invite
that team as a conference champ and then decide how many at-large bids to
award.
Because Louisville and Memphis State are prestigious, nationally-ranked
schools, the odds are that they both would have received bids unless three
teams from the Metro would have made it instead of two. One less spot would
be available when the people in Kansas City got around to looking at
Michigan.
Plug in the Panasonic
That brings us back to Ann Arbor and coach Frieder's Panasonic. The
main reason he keeps telling reporters that his team has earned a spot in the
NCAAs, aside from the fact that he really believes it, is that Michigan's
position is not assured and he wants to emit as much positive publicity as
possible. ,How would it sound to the committee if they heard Frieder saying,
'Well, we have a good shot as long as Cal-Irvine doesn't upset UNLV in the
PCAA."? Yet while the Saginaw native won't say it, he's got to be worried
about conference tournament upsets.
And Frieder is keeping an eye on the results around the nation. Friday af-
ternoon, he mentioned that Georgia Tech had-lost to Duke in the ACC, giving
the Yellow Jackets one more loss than the Wolverines. He added, "If
Virginia loses tonight, (it did) that'll give them, 11 losses." Before last
night's Northwestern game, Michigan was 18-9..
Therefore, despite the fact that Eric Turner, Roy Tarpley and company
form one of the top 53 clubs in the nation, it still pays for Michigan fans to
watch the results outside the Big Ten. Having a personal stake in the
Wolverine's success (I'd like to cover an NCAA regional), I find myself
listening closely to the results of games I normally wouldn't even notice.
It's gotten to the point where I started panicking when I heard that West
Virginia (18-11) upset Temple (25-4) Friday night in the Atlantic 10. The
Owls' outstanding record will probably gain them an at-large bid and this
left an opening for St. Bonaventure to win the conference.
That's right, I'm actually lying awake at night worrying about St.
Bonaventure. For the life of me, I couldn't name one player on St. Bonaven-

By JIM DAVIS
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC - It wasn't a classic battle,
but the Detroit Pistons beat the
Washington Bullets, 115-100, last night
at the Silverdome, and the large crowd
got to see the bonus it wanted, the
Chicken.
The win, their fourth in a row, places
the Pistons in a tie with Milwaukee for
first place in the NBA's Central
division.,
WHILE THE quality of basketball
wasn't great, the chicken was his usual
spectacular, to the delight of the an-
nounced crowd of 25,381, the largest
crowd in Pistons' history - in front of
the chicken, that is.
The Pistons started slowly in the first
half, hitting only 37 percent of their
shots, but stayed within range. Jeff
Ruland led Washington to a 30-26 lead
after one quarter hitting 11 of his game-
high 24 points.
Detroit took the lead for the first time
and never gave it up when Kelly
Tripucka hit two free throws midway
through the second quarter.

TRIPUKA POURED in 10 of his 21
points in the period, helping the Pistons
to a 49-47 halftime lead.
The Pistons may have been cold from
the field in the first 24 minutes. but
when they finally heated up in the third
quarter, it was all over. The period saw
them build a two-point halftime margin
to as much as 12, and later by as many
as t7.
"I think the key (to the game) was
John Long's play in the second half,"
said Piston coach Chuck Daly. "His
shooting kind of got us the lead."
By the fourth period, Detroit was in
command led by Long, who registered
12 points in the final stanza, and Earl
Cureton off the bench. Long finished
with 22 points. "It feels great to have
my rhythm back," said the former
University of Detroit star.
Cureton finished the game with 13
rebounds and eight points. "When you
have guys who can come off the bench
and give the starters a lift, it helps,"
said Cureton, another former U-D star.
It sure helped last night.

Tigers 6, Twins 3
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Rusty Kun-
tz, who recently was traded from Min-
nesota to Detroit, belted a ninth-inning
home run and scored twice as the
Tigers won their first exhibition game,
6-3, over the Minnesota Twins yester-
day.
Detroit, 1-4, took advantage of the
wildness of rookie relief pitcher Rich
Yett to score three runs in the fifth and
sixth innings.
Detroit ace Jack Morris fired four
scoreless innings to earn the victory
and four relievers held Minnesota
scoreless until the ninth, when a pair of
errors led to three unearned runs.
Barbaro Garbey contributed two hits
and two runs while Dwight Lowry and
Marty Castillo added two hits apiece for
the Tigers.
MSU wins CCHA title
DETROIT (UPI) - Michigan State's
Newell Brown scored two goals and
Spartan goaltender Norm Foster stop-
ped all 23 Western Michigan shots as
Michigan State blanked the Broncos, 5-
0 in the championship game of the Cen-

tral Collegiate- Hockey Association
playoff last night at Joe Louis Arena.
A record playoff crowd of 17,515 wat-
ched the Spartans dominate the Bron-
cos, scoring one goal in the first and two
in the last two periods. Despite the set-
back, Western Michigan goalie Glenn
Healy turned away 29 of Michigan
S'tate's 34 shots and 89 in two tour-
nament games, earning the playoff's
Most Outstanding Player honor.
GORD FEGEL, DALE Krentz and
Jeff Eisley also scored for Michigan
State, which earned home ice in next
weekend's quarter final round of NCAA
playoff.
The Spartans are now 32-10 while
Western Michigan finishes at 22-18-2.
Goalie Foster received All-
Tournament honors for his performan-
ce as did teammates Eisely on defense,
Brown and Fegel. Western Michigan's
Dan Dorion was the other all-
tournament forward, while Bowling
Green's Dave Ellett received honors at
the other defense box.

Tourney time

MICHIGAN

NORTHWESTERN
MinFG/A FT/A

R A PF TP

Min FG/A FT/A

Turner .........42
Joubert........ 38
McCormick .32
Tarpley ......... 45
Wade............ 20
Rellford ......... 35
Pelekoudas ...11
Rockymore. 2
Team Rebounds .
TOTALS ........225
Attendance: 8,092

2/8
6/10
1/3
5/10
0/0
3/7
0/0
0/1

2/2
2/2
4/5
7/9-
1/2
2/2
0/0
0/0

R
0
6
4
5
7
0
0
3

A
4
2
0
0
0

PF
1
i
4
2
4
5
0

TP Goode........
6 Aaron .........
14 Schultz...
6 Murray.
17 Watts..........
Petersen ......
8 Pitts'..........
0 Fuller.......
0 Team rebounds

45
44
31
12
45
40
7

4/10
9/16
2/4
1/1
3/4
3/4
0/0
0/0

0/2
2/5
0/1
0/0
2/3
4/5
2/2
0/0

4
6
0
s
'0
3

3
3
0
0
7
0
0
a

2
3
4
4
4
0

8
20
4
2
8
10
2
0
54

ToTALS'...... 225 22/39 10/18 21 13 20
17/39 18/22 26 9 21 52
SCORING
1 2 OT T

MICHIGAN .......
Northwestern .....

25
19

25
31

2
4

52
54

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