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Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State
Thursday, 8 p.m..
Crisler Arena
Tickets on sale now

SPORTS

Men's Tennis
vs. Kalamazoo College
Thursday, 2:30 p.m.

The Michigan Daily Tuesday, March 13, 1984 Page 7

BIG TEN COACHES QUESTION DECISION

M 'forgotten by

NCAA officials

By PAUL HELGREN
It ain't the NCAA but Bill Frieder will
take it.
Michigan, which lost its final game of
the season to Northwestern, 54-52 in
. gvertime, was passed up by the NCAA
tournament selection committee Sun-
day afternoon. But the National In-
vitation Tournament was more than
willing to scoop up the Wolverines.
MICHIGAN (18-10, 9-7, Big Ten) will
{host Wichita State 8:00 p.m. Thursday
at Crisler Arena in the first round of the

NIT. Further pairings will be made as
the tournament progresses. Con-
sidering Michigan's stature it is con-
ceivable that the Wolverines could
retain the home court advantage until
the semi-finals at Madison Square Gar-
den in New York City, March 26-28.
Frieder, who despite Saturday
night's loss expected an NCAA bid, was
disappointed by the bad news but would
not criticize the decision.
"Naturally I'm disappointed,"
Frieder said hours after learning his

NIT Pairings
All times EST

First Round
Wednesday, March 14
Georgia at Tenn.-Chattanooga, 8
p.m.
Florida at South Alabama, 8 p.m.
St. Peter's at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Old Dominion at Notre Dame, 9 p.m.
Lamar at New Mexico, 10 p.m.
SW Louisiana at Utah State, 10 p.m.
Thursday, March 15
Florida State at North Carolina
State,8 j.m.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.
Nebraska at Creighton, 9 p.m.

Ohio State at Xavier, Ohio, 9 p.m.
Marquette at Iowa State, 9 p.m.
Wichita State at MICHIGAN, 8 p.m.
Santa Clara at Oregon, 11 p.m.
Friday, March 16
Boston College at St. Joseph's, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at LaSalle, 9 p.m.
Fordham at Weber State, 10 p.m.
Sights and pairings of later rounds
to be announced.

team would not be making its first ap-
pearance in the NCAA since 1977.
"Especially when so many teams with
more losses than us got in ...
"I THOUGHT we'd be in. We had 18
wins with a tough schedule. They took
other teams that were 18-10 and didn't
play as tough a schedule as ours."
One of those teams was Dayton, who
sported an 18-10 record and a 22-point
loss to the Wolverines earlier in the
season.
Two of the Big Ten coaches whose
teams made the tourney expressed
surprise at Michigan's exclusion. Pur-
due coach Gene Keady said, "I really
felt that Michigan should have gone.
I'm not sure of the understanding
behind it. I understand it was between
Dayton and Michigan but Michigan-
beat Dayton."
ADDED ILLINOIS coach Lou Hen-
son, whose team split with Michigan
this season, "I thought Michigan deser-
ved to get into the NCAA."
One coach who felt the selection of
three Big Ten teams was just was In-
diana coach Bobby Knight. "This year
we had three teams worthy of getting
into the NCAA," said Knight, whose
Hoosiers were the third team from the

conference to get a bid.
Frieder declined to directly criticize
the NCAA committee's decision. In-
stead he spoke of the Wolverines' ac-
complishments and his eagerness to
participate in the NIT tourney. When
asked if his team would be down after
the disappointment Frieder said, "I
don't think so. Our guys have come
back from disappointments all year."
Friders' Wolverines will have to be
ready to bounce back quick because
Wichita State is not a bad team at all.
Finishing third in the Missouri Valley
Conference, the Shockers ended their
season at 18-11. They are led by forward
Xavier McDaniel and guard Aubrey
Sherrod.
Final Big Ten Standings

1984 NCAA Basketball
Championship Playoffs
First Round Second Round 19"
March March -
Opening 15-16 17-18
Round Brigham Young MIDEAST
March 13 Ala Bgrmn ham
Kentucky
Morehead St Loouise "
No Carolina A&T Tulsa
Oregon St. Lexington. Ky.
West Virginia March 22-24
Maryland -
Vulanova
MarshaSe
Seattle.

Miami. 'NOWEST W*sn.
SMU Gogtw March 31
Nevada-Las Vegas
Prvnceton
San Dego Texas-EI Paso
Wastinton Los Angeles. Calif.
Nevada-Reno ' March 23-25
aoayton
Oklahoma

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

Conf.
15 3
15 3
13 5
10 8
8 10
8 10
6 12
6 12
5 13
4 14

Overall
24 4
22 6
20 8
18 10
15 13
15 13
15 13
13 15
12 16
8 20

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record
time

All-America honors were bestowed upon six Michigan
indoor track stars for their performances this weekend at the
NCAA Championships in Syracuse, N.Y.
The women's 3200-meter relay team of Jennifer Rioux,
Martha Gray, Sue Schroeder and Joyce Wilson won laurels
for finishing fifth among the twelve teams which entered the
event.
THE RELAY team's time of 8:44.42 established a new
school record, smashing the old mark of 9:00.73, whch was
set earlier this year by Gray, Rioux, Kelli Bert and
Schroeder.
Wilson was kind of a secret weapon for the Wolverines'
relay. She and Schroeder had also qualified in the 500 and
3000 respectively but Michigan head coach Francie
Goodridge decided to go all out in the relay. Obviously, the
strategy paid off, as the team nearly broke the collegiate
record in the event.
"It was a quality field and we had an excellent
performance," said Goodridge. "I certainly expected a time
in the 8:40's and knew we'd be up there. It was a great race."
THE TOP FOUR teams broke the collegiate mark,
showing the strength of the field. Tennessee finished first,
breaking a twelve-year-old world record. The Volunteers'
team raced to a time of 8:40.17, eclipsing the time of 8:41.6 set
by the USSR in 1972. Ironically, Goodridge was an alternate
on the United States' relay team at that meet in '72.

For Michigan's foursome, the All-America honors were the
culmination of an outstanding indoor season which saw them
involved in seven individual and team school records.
The meet was a crowning accomplishment for Gray, a
senior, and a sign of things to come from Rioux, a freshman.
Wilson had to overcome nagging injuries all season and she
still set two individual marks.
FOR THE MEN, long jumper Vince Bean and 1500-meter
runner Ron Simpson became All-Americans with fourth and
seventh-place finishes, respectively.,
Bean, a senior, capped his indoor career with a leap of 24'10
3/4". Teammate Derek Harper, who had been hot of late,
failed to reach the finals with his distance of 24'6" in the
preliminaries.
"Bean didn't jump as far as he did at the Big Tens, but he
was real competitive and had a good meet," said coach Jack
Harvey. "I thought Harper would make it to the finals and
get in there to score, but he didn't jump as well either. They
ran on a board runway, and nobody jumped as far as they
had coming in."
SIMPSON finished seventh in the 1500 but was only a little
over one second behind the winning time of 3:52.85 by Iowa
State's Bob Verbeck. Simpson's time was 3:53.98 and he
actually had a faster time, 3:46, in his qualifying heat.
Sprinter Thomas Wilcher ran a good prelim in the 55-meter
high hurdles, but lost out in the numbers game and didn't
make the finals.

Tourney
(AP) -Two-time tournament
champion North Carolina, 27-2, is
top-seeded in the East Regional,
which also includes Arkansas, 25-6;
Syracuse, 22-8, and four-time NCAA
champion Indiana, 20-8.
Georgetown, 29-3 and twice an
NCAA runner-up, travels to
Pullman, Wash., as the top seed of
the West Regional, where it will be
joined by Oklahoma, 29-4; 1966
champion Texas-El Paso, 27-3, and
two-time runner-up Duke, 24-9.

.fie'ld, set
In the Midwest Regional, sen-
timental favorite DePaul, 26-2 - with
70-year-old Coach Ray Meyer
heading for retirement - is seeded
No. 1. The Blue Demons, losers in
their opening tournament games in
1981 and 1982 and who failed to make
it to the tourney last season, will be
joined in the Midwest by 1983 NCAA
runner-up Houston, 28-4.
Kentucky, 26-4 and a five-time
NCAA champion, is the top seed in
the Mideast Regionals.

MSU icers gain top seed in NCAAs

r neBy MIKE McGRAW
Once again, CCHA .(Central
Collegiate Hockey Association) mem-
bers have come away surprised at the
pairings in the NCAA hockey tour-
nament. But instead of the usual alarm
expressed by the conference over the
yearly snub from the selection commit-
tee, this time the committee surprised
everyone by seeding two CCHA teams
higher than their Western Collegiate
Hockey Association (WCHA) counter-
parts.
Michigan State, the CCHA playoff
cmpion for the third year in a row,
got the automatic bid which goes to the
oouference champion. Despite ranking
eighth nationally before the playoffs,
Michigan State received the number-
pne seed in the Western region. The

Spartans will host first round action
against Boston College next weekend at
Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing.
BOWLING GREEN, ranked number
one almost the entire season, was
placed third and therefore will be on the
road next week against the number-two
east team, Boston University. Despite
winning the regular CCHA season the
last three years, this is Bowling Green's
first trip to the NCAAs over that period.
The other match-ups in the two-game
total-goals-scored first round are
WCHA champion Minnesota-Duluth
hosting Clarkson and North Dakota
playing at the current nationally top-
ranked squad, Rensalear Polytechnic
Institute (RPI).
Winners from next weekends series
will go on to the final four, played Mar-
ch 22-24 in Lake Placid. The semifinals
and championship of the tournament
will each be a single game.
THIS WAS the first year that the new
rule which guarantees two CCHA teams
bids to the eight-team tournament went
into effect. Four teams are taken from
both the east and the west. The num-
ber-one seeds in each region play the
fourth-seeded team from the opposite
region, and the second seeds host the
third.
Last year, the selection committee
took Minnesota-Duluth, the third-place
team in the WCHA instead of regular
season CCHA champion number-four
ranked Bowling Green. Then the com-
mittee seeded conference champion
Michigan State fourth in the west
behind all three WCHA schools.
This will be the Spartans third

straight appearence in the tourname
but the first time they will be playing
home. State lost to Harvard and N
Hampshire respectively in its last t
outings.
INTERNATIONAL
CAREER?
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will be on the campus
TUESDAY,
MARCH 20, 1984
to discuss qualifications for
advanced study at
AMERICAN
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and job opportunities
in the field of'
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Interviews may be scheduled at
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