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Men's Tennis
vs. Illinois
Fri., March 30, 2:30 p.m.
Track & Tennis Building

SPORTS

NIT semi-finals
Michigan vs. Virginia Tech
USA Cable Network
Monday, 6:30 p.m.

The Michigan Daily Sunday, March 25,1984 PageE
Wolves,Hokies soar into Garden

By JEFF BERGIDA
with wire reports
Start spreading the news...
Michigan coach Bill Frieder got an
early look at the city that never sleeps
yesterday when he flew into New York
for the NIT press conference. His team
will be longing to stray right through
the very heart of it upon arrival this af-
ternoon.
BUT THERE won't be much time for
sightseeing as the Wolverines prepare
to battle the Hokies of Virginia Tech,

tomorrow night at Madison Square
Garden. Coach Charlie Moir will be
bringing in a team that knows how to
win the close ones, as evidenced by its
performance thus far in the NIT. The
Hokies' three wins have come by a total
of nine points.
"They've all been nail-biters," noted
Moir, and he isn't kidding. After pulling
out a 77-74 victory over a fine Georgia
Tech squad, VTU got by South
Alabama, 68-66, and Tennessee, 72-68 to
advance to the final four.

The Lineup
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h+ 0 Perry Young .. ( ) F (40) Rich Reilford ...
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On their home court in Blacksburg,
Va., Friday night, the Hokies needed a
few breaks to come out with a "W."
They took the lead for good after a
technical foul on the Tennessee bench.
The Volunteers proceeded to turn the
ball over three times in the last two
minutes to hand Virginia Tech the vic-
tory.
TENNESSEE COACH Don DeVoe
was impressed with the Hokies' play.
"Virginia Tech did a good job early
with their defense forcing us to make
some mistakes," he said. "We got our-
selves in the fast play and that really
hurt us."
Moir's team has had an impressive
season in compiling a 21-12 record.
Virginia Tech clobbered highly-
regarded Memphis State during the
season and upset Louisville in the semi-
finals of the Metro Conference tour-
nament. Led by 6-4 guard Dale Curry,
who contributed 27 points against Ten-
nessee, and scoring forward Perry
Young, who added 17, the Hokies have
the talent to play with anybody.
But talking to Moir, one gets the im-
pression that Michigan will win this one
without breaking a sweat.
"I DON'T see too many advantages
that we have," he said. "Michigan is an
impressive team. We're going to need
all of our quickness to match up with

their line-up."
While Moircites Michigan's strength
as its major attribute, Wolverine guard
Eric Turner calls the running game the
key to Michigan's three NIT victories.
"We're getting into the transition
game a little more and getting into a
wide-open game," said the junior point
guard.j
SPEAKING TO reporters in NO
York, Frieder recapped Michigan's
season and once again noted that suc-
cess in the NIT is no small accom-
plishment.
"We beat three teams in the Final
Eight of the NCAA," Frieder said of his
team's victories over Dayton, Indiana
and Illinois. "So you can't call this a
loser's tournament.".
In the other semi-final tomorr
night, Notre Dame (20-11) batt
Southwest Louisiana (23-8). Digger
Phelps, head coach of the Fighting
Irish, feels that his club needs strong
play in three areas to prevail.
"WE MUST, have defense, reboun-
ding and good foul shooting to win,"
said the New York native. "I've told the
team that we can shoot 45 or 55 percent
from the floorand still win games if we
have the other three things."
Will Virginia Tech's little town bl
melt away? Or will Michigan make
brand new start of it?

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Wolverine center Tim McCormick raises his fist in exultation following
Michigan's 63-62 victory over Xavier Thursday night at Crisler Arena.

" n :a "::::: .. .. ::::.: i:i : :... ." "::::
By ADAM MARTIN 6-7 loss to Bronco Doug Eyssautier. The Wolverines succumbed to
"I wasn't at the top of my game and I Western at second and third doubles in
They looked a little sluggish at the was trying to hit flashy shots," two tight, three-set matches, but it was
Schreiber explained. '<I played an im- academic by then.
pulled out a convincing victory over mature match. Something wasn't Coach Brian Eisner was generally
Western Michigan last night at the clicking." The four year veteran did pleased with his squad's effort. "We
Track and Tennis Building. have a couple of chances to win it in the knew it would be a tough match
"This was an important match for last set, but couldn't come through. tonight," said Eisner. "We had a good
us,'"saidteamcaptainRossLaser,'we At second singles, Laser struggled performance; we played with a lot of
somewhat in his first set against intensity."
te n n i prety slid.WMU's Brian Herman, but got his act
DESPTE sold al-arundteamef-together in the second to win, 7-6, 6-2. "1
fort, a few Wolverines had their wasn't hitting any returns in the begin-
tou gthe match at first singles, ning," he said, "but once I got some
sOpeningtemahatnfertuites rhythm and consistency, I broke (Her-
sophomore Jim Sharton never quite got man) down."
on track, losing to Western's R. J. WOLVERINE freshmen John royer
Dunkle 1-6, 3-6. , and Todd Cohen had few problems at
r6 n c s "(Dunkle) had a real good serve, third and fifth singles, winning 6-4, 6-1, M
' said Sharton, "and I never got off the ~
mark. He played real well. I had an off and 6-2, 6-4, respectively. ,
day." Sixth singles player Hugh Kwok gave
SENIOR Rodd Schreiber also suf- Michigan a 4-2 lead going into the
ferd hrug a of dy t outh doubles matches by dumping Bryce:,:
fered through an off day at fourth Korowin in straight sets.
singles. Schreiber was ailing from Needing one more win to ice the mat-
stomach problems which prevented ch, Laser and Sharton delivered at first
him from practicing most of the week, douLerds, utn dwnveWestefrns Eisner
but he made few excuses for his 7-5, 0-6, doubles, cutting down Westerns ...gets solid performance
Dunkle and Mike Woody, 6-4, 6-2. ..gt oi efrac

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Big Ten eliminated:
Illini fall, 54-51;
Cavs clip Hoosiers.

Northwestern coasts in

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)-Sam Bowie
was "Mr. Clutch" for third-ranked
Kentucky yesterday, scoring 11 points
and pulling down 14 rebounds as the
Wildcats beat No. 6 Illinois 54-51 to ad-
vance to the Final Four of the NCAA
backetball tournament.
Kentucky, 29-4, will face the winner of
today's Dayton-Georgetown West
regional championship game next
Saturday in Seattle.
BOWIE'S CONTRIBUTION to the
Kentucky victory didn't show in the
halftime statistics, though. At inter-
mission, the fifth-year senior had not
scored a point and had only four
rebounds in the Mideast Regional
championship game.
"I wanted to put myself in a situation
where I could be the hero or the goat,"
said Bowie, who suffered a sprained
ankle with 14 seconds left in the game.
"I didn't score any points in the first
half, but I had a defensive assignment
against Efrem Winters. I think he had
three points at the half."
Kentucky led 49-44 when Bowie hit the
free throws with 4:28 remaining, but
Illinois forward Doug Altenberger hit a
long jumper from the right sideline and
guard Quinn Richardson added another
basket from the top of the key to cut the
deficit to 50-48 with 2:20 to play.
Beal ran his way out of the Illini's
pressing, trapping defense to hit a
layup with 43 seconds left.
Richardson hit another basket with 27
seconds left to make it 52-50, but Beal
made two free throws with 14 seconds
left to put the Wildcats up by four again.

Illinois, 26-5, had one last chance.
Altenberger hit one of two free throws
with seven seconds left, and the Big Ten
co-champion Illini got the rebound after
he missed the second shot but could not
score before the buzzer.
Virginia 50, Indiana 48
ATLANTA (AP)-Kenton Ede4
scored five straight points after making
a steal with 1:27 remaining to spark
unheralded Virginia to a 50-48 victory
over Indiana yesterday for the NCAA
Mideast Regional basketball cham-
pionship and a berth in the Final Four.
Virginia, in its first season since the
departure of three time Player of the
Year Ralph Sampson, was trailing 44-43
when Edelin swiped the ball from Dan
Dakich from the blind side, dribbl
three fourths the length of the floor an
hit a layup to put the Cavaliers ahead to
stay.
HE THEN HIT dne of two free throws
with 1:03 to play and drilled a pair with
47 seconds left to give Virginia a 48-44
advantage.
The teams swapped baskets by
Dakich and a pair of free throws by
Rick Carlisle before Indiana freshmen
Steve Alford cut the margin to 50-48
with 26 seconds remaining.
Virginia, 21-12, advances to the Fina
Four in Seattle next Saturday for a
game against the Midwest champion,
which will be decided today in St. Louis
when 19th ranked Wake Forest tangles
with No. 5 Houston.

By CHRISTOPHER GERBASI
Jeff Grayer and Glen Rice combined for 49 points to
lead Flint Northwestern to its first Class A
basketball championship, defeating Detroit South-
western, 64-43.
For Southwestern, the loss was their third straight
in the "A" finals.
GRAYER, 6-5, and Rice, 6-6, scored consistently
inside and drew numerous fouls. Grayer shot nine-for
-19 from the field and nine of 14 from the line for 27
points while Rice hit eight of 13 and six-for-seven at
the charity stripe for 22.
The Wildcats took control of the game with three
minutes left in the first half. They scored 11 straight

points, ignited by a breakaway dunk by Grayer after
a jump ball in Southwestern's end.
Two Flint steals led to a baseline jumper by Tim
Nunn and a fast break layup by Andre Rison and sud-
denly a close game was turned into a 33-22 halftime
advantage for Flint.
"THAT'S WHERE the game got away from us,"
said Southwestern coach Perry Watson. "At the
start, I thought we were in control, but the dunk got
them going. We got the shots we wanted, they just
didn't go in."
The Prospectors shot only 34 percent from the field,
compared to 45 percent for the Wildcats. Flint also
held a slight edge in rebounding, 38-35, led by
Grayer's 16 caroms.

The second half was all Northwestern, as the
Prospectors could draw no closer than 10 points. Rice
put the finishing touches on the victory with three
minutes left when he rebounded a teammate's errant
shot, slammed the ball home, was fouled and com-
pleted the three point play. The free throw gave Flint
a 53-40 lead and they coasted the rest of the way.
. NORTHWESTERN coach Grover Kirkland and his
team were elated at winning the school's first
basketball title.
For the Prospectors and standout senior Clarence
Jones the game represented yet another title shot
that fell short. Jones closed out a fine high school
career by scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

Oak .Park
By MIKE REDSTONE
The Oak Park basketball team must have been
reminded of the 1983 finals before yesterday's Class B
championship game. Like last year, the Redskins
went into the title game ranked first in the state and
were big favorites to win the Class B crown.
The similarities ended there, however. Oak Park.
confidently strode into Crisler Arena yesterday mor-
ning and dominated a pesky Saginaw Buena Vista
team on its way to a 63-53 win. The victory gave Oak
Park its first state title ever, and redemption for last
year's 52-49 upset loss to Crounna.
OAK PARK COACH Richard Griest's starters
proved to have too much height for the Knights as
both 6-7 center Tony Holifield and 6-6 forward John
Hoskins outrebounded the entire Buena Vista team in
the first half. The rebounding edge combined with
Holifield's five-for-eight shooting gave the Redskins a
31-23 halftime lead.
The only scare for Oak Park came in the third
quarter as the Knights outhustled the Redskins and
pulled within two points on an Archie Tullos steal and
layup with 1:04 left in the period.
Oak park remained patient on offense, however,
and buckled down on defense to outscore Buena Vista

takes

'B

10-0 in the first 3:38 of the fourth quarter to take a
"Knight-slaying" 50-38 lead.
Six-foot guard Fred Marchall led Oak Park with 19
points while Holifield added 18 points and nine
rebounds. Tullos, who will be playing for the Univer-

tit e, 63-54
sity of Detroit next year finished with a game-high 24
points for the Knights.
"I thought we should have won a little easier," said
Griest, whose team outrebounded Buena Vista 33-18.
"Other than that I really didn't see us making any
major mental mistakes."

Jets fly to class
(UPI) - Scott Johnson sank two free throws with
13 seconds left and Rodney Wells added one five
seconds later last night to give Powers North Central
a 65-63 upset victory over defending Class "D"
champion Detroit Fast Catholic.
. The foul shots spoiled a gallant comeback by East
Catholic.
Detroit East Catholic's all-state, Rick Hansen
scored 18 points, but only three in the second half to
go with 15 rebounds. Johnson led the game's scorers
with 22 points, nine in the final pleriod when the Jets
got 15 points but only two field goals.
Hamilton captures 'C'
UPI - Bill Vanderbilt broke a 42-42 tie with two

D title, 65-63
baskets in the final 4:30 and Tim Sneller protected the
lead with free throws last night to enable Hamilton to
snap Kalamazoo Christian's 47-game winning streak
and claim the Class C title with a 52-48 victory.
Bill Nieboer sank a 15-footer with 5:56 to play to tie
it, 40-40, and then made a pair of free throws with 4:36
left for a 42-42 deadlock.
BUT THE 6-5 Vanderbilt came right back with a 12-
footer with 4:25 left to put No. 3 Hamilton ahead for
good, 44-42.
Hamiton went into a delay game to get rid of a
tough zone defense played. by Kalamazoo Christian,
which had won 27 straight games without a loss in
defense of the Class C title it won with 20 straight
victories at the end of last season.

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SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:
Tigers deal Wockenfuss,

Wilson to Phils

LAKELAND, Fla. (UPI) - The
Detroit Tigers yesterday acquired lef-
thanded reliever Willie Hernandez and
lefthanded third baseman Dave
Bergman from the Philadelphia

Bergman batted .286 with six home
runs and 24 RBIs and 140 at bats last
season with the Giants.
Tigers cut Leach

Leach earned All-American honors at
Michigan where he led the Wolverines
to four successive bowl games in the
mid-1970s. He said that he would rather
find another job in baseball than at-

Tournament. Hurler Scott Kamieniecki
did not allow a hit until the fourth inning
while pitching a four hitter and picking
up his second victory on the season.
BG takes hockev title

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