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Joubert did just that holding the 6-4
sophomore to eight second-half points.
"Number eleven did a heck of a job on
him," said Moir. "With his size, he did a
much better job than I anticipated he
BESIDES Curry, another reason why
the Wolverines fell behindby as many
as nine in the first half was the play of
Eric Turner. The junior from Flint was
0-5 from the floor and committed three
turnovers. He finished with six points
and the same number of miscues.
Butch Wade's eight rebounds and
eight points helped keep the Wolverines
close at the intermission. "He gave us a
big lift," noted Frieder. "I've been
concentrating a little more," added the
popular power foraward.
Michigan came out strong in the
second half but the Hokies just wouldn't
bend. When a Joubert free throw put
the Wolverines up 67-62 with eight
minutes remaining, things were looking
dim for Virginia Tech.
BUT THE freshman missed his second
foul shot and two Curry baskets
surrounding a pair of free throws put
Michigan in the hole once again. The
score bounced back and forth for the
last six minutes and the infamous
Wolverine ball-control offense was
responsible for a costly turnover, but
size prevailed, as a 41-25 rebound
margin proved to be the key to victory.
Joubert finished with 17 points while
Tim McCormick added 15 points plus 12
rebounds, playing on a sprained ankle
acquired in practice yesterday. The 6-
11 senior limped off at the 15:12 mark of
the second half but later returned and is
expected to see action tomorrow night.
Richard Rellford, also playing on a
bad leg, was not as successful. In 21
minutes of playing time, the small for-
ward contributed only five points and
two rebounds while committing four
fouls. Fortunately for Michigan,
Wade's 12 points, 11 boards negated
Rellford's anemic performance.
PERHAPS the biggest thing about.
this win was the way the Wolverines
didn't panic when they were down. "I
was pretty sure that if we kept playing
our game, that some of their shots
would stop falling," said McCormick.
Team Rebounds ...
Sweden s star Browne..
... enjoys NIT victor
- NEW YORK
LEO BROWN enjoyed last night's 78-75 Michigan
victory as much as anybody else. The former Crisler
Arena crowd favorite did a whole lot of cheering while-
old teammates came from behind to beat a tough Hokie
After every Wolverine basket, Brown whooped it up
and slapped hands with a lot of old friends: Ex-
Wolverine Rob McFarland, old AAU coach Rocky
Watkins and a guy who spent two years in the gold
section of Crisler chanting LEE-OG0O.
Brown stopped in town on the way back to his
Mansfield, Ohio home. He could not resist the rare
opportunity to see the Wolverines play in the National
Invitation Tournament. Moreover, it was a rare
opportunity to see Michigan play at all.
There was no such thing as ESPN where Brown had
been. The 6-8 forward was returning from Sweden,
where he recently cmpleted his first professional
Leo averaged 30 points per game for a 25-8 Lulea team
in Northern Sweden. He shot 55% from the field for a
team that finished fourth in the Swedish league's first.
It was quite a change from his career at Michigan,
where Brown rarely played for a team that lost more
than its share of games. In fact, his success turned what
began as a one-year venture to Europe into perhaps a
"When I went, I only looked to do it for year," Brown
said while he watched the Wolverines creep back from a
44-40 halftime deficit. "After Michigan, I just wanted a
chance to play. But I liked it so much, I'm looking to do it
for at least another year."
The "it" that Brown did was a lot more than play ball.
He coached four teams, including a championship
women's squad, and enjoyed the Swedish lifestyle.
"Once you adjust to not having English newspaper or
televisions, it is a great place to live," he said. It's a
beautiful, clean country - with gorgeous women - and
boy, do the people like to drink. They drink and get like a
wino in the gu ter. They don't know how to drink
"They drink too much every Wednesday and Satur-
day. They call Wednesday 'Little Saturday':"
Apparently, the Swedes -like alcohol more than
basketball. Brown said he usually plays before less than
1,000 fans. Basketball in Sweden compares to soccer in
the U.S., according to Brown. He added that the Swedes
are more anamourous with hockey and soccer.
Of course, when Ike Person averages 41.5 points a
game (no kidding), you wonder what type of basketball
the Swedes play.
"They've got some tall players but they don't play at
all in the summer," Brown said. "Their bodies aren't
developed like Americans... "
TOTALS...........200 29/63 20/26 41 17 19 78 Totals.............200 29/52 17/22 25 15 19
Michigan center Roy Tarpley chases down Virginia Tech's Al Young last night in the Wolverines'
78-75 National Invitational Tournament victory over the Hokies at Madison Square Garden in New
York. Tarpley and crew now advance to the tournament finals on Wednesday.
Virginia Tech ..............
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
DETROIT (AP) - Center Dwight Foster
will be out of the Detroit Red Wings' lineup
for at least a week because of injuries, the
National Hockey League club said yester-
Foster reinjuried his right shoulder and
broke a toe during Saturday night's 9-7 loss
to Los Angeles, the team said in a
statement. Foster missed five games after
separating his shoulder on Feb. 28.
Yanks re-sign Gamble
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - The
New York Yankees announced yesterday
that a contract to re-sign free agent Oscar
__ Gamble has been worked out, provided the
outfielder-designated hitter can pass
several physical tests.
Gamble, 34, batted .261 with seven home
runs and 26 runs batted in during 74 games
for the Yankees last season. He opted for
free agency after the season but remained
THE YANKEES said Gamble must pass a
battery of physical tests, administered
yesterday, before he would be signed. The
results of those tests may not be known for
a week to 10 days, the team said.
Financial terms of the contract were not
Gamble will work out at the Yankees'
minor league complex in Hollywood, Fla.,
pending the test results.
LAKELAND, Fla. (UPI) - Right-handed
pitcher Jerry Ujdur was given his uncon-
ditional release Monday, team officials an-
Ujdur, 27, was the team's fourth selection
in the 1978 draft.
He spent parts of four seasons with
Detroit and went 10-10 with a 3.69 ERA in
Stallions 27, Bandits 9
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Cliff Stoudt ran for
one touchdown and set up another with a 47-
yard pass to Joey Jones as the Birmingham
Stallions rolled to a 27-9 United States Foot-
ball League victory
Bandits last night.
over the Tampa Bay
The triumph was the fourth straight for
the 4-1 Stallions, who spoiled the debut of
Tampa Bay rookie quarterback Wayne
Peace. The Bandits, 3-2, dropped their
second straight decision before a crowd of
37,899 that watched in intermittent rain.
Stoudt ran two yards for a touchdown in
the second quarter and used his 47-yard
completion to Jones to set up Leon Perry's 1-
yard scoring plunge for a 20-9 lead with 2:11
left in the third quarter.
Irish lucky with 65-59 victory,
cruise into final with Michigan
By JIM DWORMAN
Special to the Daily
NEW YORK - Notre Dame will be
Michigan's opponent in tomorrow
night's NIT championship game. The
Irish earned that right with a 65-59 vic-
tory over Southwestern Louisiana in the
second game of last night's semifinal
Notre Dame had leads of up ,to 11
points early in the second half but found
itself trailing with 7:40 left in the game[
when USL forward Graylin Warner hit
a jumper from the base line after a
steal. Two-and-a-half minutes later,
however, the Irish regained the lead for
good when Tom Sluby canned a jumper
te give his team a 54-53 advantage. The
Ragin' Cajuns scored just six points the
rest of the way, while ND hit for 11.
THE IRISH hit 17 straight free
throws in the second half to aid their
Sluby, a senior. guard, dumped in 26
points to lead all scorers. Irish center
Ken Barlow contributed 13 points and 12
Alonza Allen led the Cajuns with 20
points, while George Almones chipped
SOUTHWESTERN Louisiana (23-9)
will play- Virginia Tech (21-13 in
tomorrow's 6:30 p.m. consolation
Notre Dame (21-11) now looks for-
ward to the 9 p.m. final against
Michigan. Irish coach Digger Phelps
assessed the Wolverines after his
"They have excellent personnel,"
said Phelps. "They had a tough road
trip in the last week of the season or
else they would have been an at-large
team in the NCAA's. They have a
strong front line. I recruited (Robert)
Henderson and (Paul) Jokisch and they
don't even play. They would play for us.
That tells you something about their
The last time Notre Dame' played
Michigan, the Irish won a 53-52 decision
at the Pontiac Silverdome in the 1981-82
University of Southwestern Louisiana
guard Alonza Allen, second from right,
watches the ball after it was passed by
Joseph Price of Notre Dame during the
first half of last night's NIT game. The
Fighting Irish went on to defeat South-
western Louisiana 65-59 at Madison
Square Garden in New York.
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