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Page 8- The Michigan Daily - Saturday, January 14, 1984
M'infeeted with the winnmng Blues

By LARRY FREED
MADISON, - Poor Bill Frieder. His
secret is out. Now the whole conference
knows the Wolverines are going to be
serious contenders for the Big Ten
crown.
It's, one thing to win at home, any
team worth its Nikes is supposed to do
that, but when the Wolverines start
winning away from Crisler it's hard to
conceal that the team is a legitimate
contender.
THE VICTORY over Minnesota is an
indication that Michigan is a team to be
reckoned with in the league. In ad-
dition, a victory over the Badgers
would give Michigan its best conferen-
ce start since 1977.
That's the good news. But as Friederf
is always quick to point out, no Big Ten
game is a gimme - and that includes
the Badgers.
"Wisconsin is a much improved

team, even without (Brad Sellers)."
remarked the fourth year coach.
"(Wisconsin coach Steve Yoder) wasn't
that unhappy that (Sellers) left."
ALTHOUGH THE Badgers were hurt
with the 6-10 center's transfer to Ohio
State, Yoder has re-worked his offen-
sive attack around the scoring of for-
wards Cory Blackwell and Scott Roth.
The duo has accounted for over 40 per
conference contest.
"Blackwell and Roth have really
come on," Frieder said. "They have
been scoring a ton of points lately."
That fact was never more in evidence
than Thursday night when the pair
combined for 54 of Wisconsin's 81 poin-
ts, as Yoder's Badgers engineered an
upset win over Michigan State.
BUT IF the Wolverines can shut down
these two, the Badgers have little else
to counter with offensively. Michigan
should also be able to continue its
dominance on the boards over Wiscon-
sin's smallish front line of Roth (6-7),
Blackwell (6-6), and Jay Laszewski (6-
8).
"We have to take advantage of our
size inside and not let their scorers hurt
us," Frieder said.
The Michigan mentor, however, wan-
ts to leave nothing to chance and his
prescription for Big Ten success is
more than just points and rebounds.
"We have to get ourselves mentally
prepared," said the coach turned
physiciah. "We have to get good rest
and eat the right amount of food."
And now that Dr. Frieder's team is no
longer the best kept secret in the Mid-
west, he is evidently willing to divulge
his strategy for this season. Eat, sleep,
take two road wins and call him in the
morning.

Badgers to seek cure

Michigan - Minnesota Stats

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MICHIGAN .

MINNESOTA
Min FG/AFT/A

Min
Rellford..........13

McCormick ..
Tarpley .........
Turner..........
Rockymore........
Joubert...........
Wade............
Pelekoudas...
Henderson........
Team .............

29
33
36
36
26
20
4
3

FG/A FT/A R
3/5 0/0 0
4/9 3/4 6
8/10 1/2 12
3/11 0/0 6
5/9 2/2 1
5/6 4/6 1
0/2 0/2 3
0/0 0/0 0
0/0 0/0 1
4

A
0
0
2
5
2
1
0
0
0

PF TP
2 6
2 11
3 17
2 6
0 12
4 14
30
1 0
0 0

Brooks.............34
Dahke...........26
Shasky ........... 28
Wilson...........'31
Davis ...... ...... 8
Petersen...........24
Smith ............. 8
Jackson..........5
Skanes.............6
Team .............

9/14
3/7
2/3
9/9
6/16
4/6
0/0
0/0
1/2

0/1
0/0
0/1
z/4
0/0
0/10
0/1
010
0/1

R
3
3
9
3
5
2
1
1
0
1

A
1
1
1
2
.3
2
0
0
1

PF TP
3 18
1 6
2 4
S 12
3 12
28
0 0
0 0
1 2.

.Dutcher, Frieder pull magic...
...hocus-pocus with line ups-.
HOUDINI WASN't there, but both coaches had a few tricks up their sleeves
in Thursday night's 66-62 Michigan basketball victory over Minnesota.
Barely 24 hours after he said Jim Petersen's calf injury would keep the 6-10
forward out of this week's game, Gopher coach Jim Dutcher brought his big
man off the bench for 24 minutes of action. Petersen hobbled slightly but still
managed to score eight points on a 4-6 shooting night.
He also helped teammate John Shasky bottle up, Michigan's Tim McCor-
mick in the second half. McCormick bulled his way to nine points in four
rebounds in the first half of Thursday night's game. Sandwiched between
Petersen and the 7-0 Shasky, Michigan's senior center tallied only two points
in two rebounds after the intermission.
It wasn't a bad night's work for Petersen, a man Dutcher said "had the
type of injury that you couldn't hurry up and heal."
At the other end of the court, Wolverine coach Bill Frieder surprised every-
one by-removing two starters from the lineup that beat Iowa in Crisler
Arena last Saturday. Frieder substitut-
ed Roy Tarpley and Rich Rellford for
Butch Wade and Antoine Joubert.
Tarpley made Frieder look like a
genius. The 6-10 center hit eight of 10
shots - three hooks, two tip-ins, and a
pair of dunks - and finished with 17
points, twelve rebounds, and four
blocks.
On second thought, perhaps Tarpley
made Frieder look more like a slow
learner.' The fast-talking, faster-
scoring sophomore consistenly has
out-performed Michigan's other fron-
tline players and his start was long
overdue.
Rellford, on the other hand, fizzled.
He did not grab a rebound in 13
minutes of action.
A poor outing from the Riviera
Beach, Fla. native is nothing new to Jokisch
Michigan basketball followers.
Rellford regularly blows layups and - . stick with hoops
dunks. He rarely gathers a defensive
rebound.
If Frieder wants scoring he should go with Joubert. If rebounding is his
fancy, he should start Wade. Rellford provides neither ...
Minnesota's team has a definite Michigan flavor. Dutcher is a native of
Alpena and an alumnus of the Big U. He coached at Alpena Community
College and Eastern Michigan, and assisted Johnny Orr at Michigan before
taking the Minnesota job in 1975.
Senior forward Roland Brooks,who scored a game placement and career-
high 18 points in Thursday night s contest, graduated from Detroit Macken-
zie.
Freshman forward Kevin Smith is a product of Magic Johnson's alma
mater, Lansing Everett. Shasky teamed with the Wolverine's Paul Jokisch
at Birmingham Brother Rice.
"There are a lot of good basketball players in this state and Michigan and
Michigan State can't take all of them," Dutcher said....
Shasky, incidentally, is one of the conference's most improved rebounders
and defensive players. If the sophomore center learns a few moves at the of-
fensive qnd of the court, look out Big Ten ...
Rumors continue that Michigan's Jokisch will abandon the basketball
court to play for Bo Schembechler's football team. Don't believe them until
you hear them from his own mouth. Jokisch has not played much this year but
he loves basketball too much to quit the game...
Did Michigan State really lose to Wisconsin and Northwestern? Maybe
Spartan coach Jud Heathcote should arrange a scrimmage with my in-
tramural team The way ISU is playing, it couldn't win the 5-9 and under
league.
I =4

TOTALS........... 28/52 10/16
Attendance: 14,366

34 10 17 66

Blackwell
... Badger's big gun

TOTALS...........30/59 2/8 28 11 17 62
Halftime score: MICHIGAN 37, Minnesota 30

oopsters fade, fall to Gophers

games of the season, but still fell on the
By PHIL NUSSEL short side of the score to lower their

After last night's 81-75 loss to Min-
nesota in the. Big Ten home opener,
women's basketball coach Gloria
Soluk has to be wondering what it will
take for her team to win. The
Wolverines played one of their best

record to 2-9 overall and 0-3 in the con-
ference.
Offensively, Michigan was very im-
pressive in the first half hitting an in-
credible 76 percent from the floor and 10-
10 at the foul line (they set a new team
record hitting all 13 foul shots in the
game). Forward Wendy Bradetich set
the pace hitting 11 of 15 from the floor
along with four foul shots to round up 24
points. The Wolverines led at half, 48-
40.
IT WAS evident, though, that
Michigan would have to continue its hot
shooting if it hoped to win because the
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Badgers' inside game, fueled by last
season's Big Ten scoring champion
Laura Coenen, was dominating the
Wolverines.
The bottom fell out in the second half.
The Michigan shooting percentage
fell to 30 percent. "It wasn't that they
didn't have open shots," Soluk said.
"We had the same game plan and we
played the same offense. Our forwards
were open and I don't know what hap-
pened."
"I THINK our game plan was sound
and everything we lid was sound, but if
you can't score, then we can't win. And
we did not score in the second half."
The Wolverines held their lead six
minutes into the second half, 55-54, but
then the Badgers dumped in eight
unanswered points - six coming from
Coenen. The game was not over yet.
Michigan stayed close and after two
Orethia Lilly jumps shots, the team
took its last lead, 73-72 with 2:46 left.
Hopes for victory died when the
Wolverines failed to get the ball
throughthe hoop on the next few
possessions. At the other end of the
floor, Minnesota scored six unanswered
points to insure the victory.

DESPITE SOME encouraging per-
formances, such as center Sandy.
Svoboda's career high 18 points, Soluk
was anything but happy about the
game. "You don't feel happy when you
lose," she said. "I give the kids credit,
they adjusted to being without our cen-
ter (6-7 center Lynn Morozko is
academically ineligible), but they
shouldn't be happy about coming close.
If they do that, they are never going to
win."
As is the case with most games, this
contest was decided by the inside game.
By controlling the boards,,the Badgers
were able to get second and third shots
while only giving Michigan one chance
to score at the other end of the floor.
The Badgers, winning their third
straight Big Ten game, out-rebounded
the Wolverines, 39-24.
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Hot Pistons wax Bulls

115-104
By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC - Withstanding a 14-6
Chicago surge midway through the
fourth period, the first-place Pistons
turned back the Chicago Bulls, 115-104
last night in front of more than 15,000
fans at the Silverdome.
Detroit went on an 8-2 spurt, to open
the final quarter, taking a 92-81 lead,
but Chicago stormed back to within
three points, 98-95.
FOLLOWING a Detroit timeout with
4:50 to play, the Pistons came out hot
with yet another spurt and closed out
the contest. The loss dropped the-four-
th-place Bulls to 15-19.
Piston coach Chuck Daly was pleased
with the performance of his team.
"You've got to get your bunch (team)
to respond," said the first-year coach.
"It takes nine or ten people. Tonight we
got the right people in at the right
.time."
Kelly Tripuka and John Long scored
23 points each, supported by Bill Laim-
beer, Isiah Thomas (15 assists), and
Vinnie Johnson, who scored 22, 19, and
16 points respectively.
John Long was also happy after thd
game. "I think Chuck has done a fan-
tastic job bringing us together. We're
playing good team basketball.
Tonight the Pistons will be visiting
the Cleveland Cavaliers. Detroit is now
21-15 having won 10 of its last 12 games
and five of its last six road games.
Sabres 3, Oilers 1
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Edmon-
ton's Wayne Gretzky managed to keep
his National Hockey League con-
secutive-game point-scoring streak
alive but the Oilers saw their 13-game
undefeated string halted as the Buffalo
Sabres came away with a 3-1 decision
last night.
Buffalo goaltender Bob Sauve and the
Sabre defense frustrated the high-
scoring Oilers for 47 minutes before
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The Chicago Bulls' Quinton Dailey drives past Piston Lionel Hollins in action
last night.
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