Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Saturday, December 8, 1984
Blue hopes to fly
)ast Dayton today
By JEFF BERGIDA
Special to the Daily
DAYTON, OHIO-Don Donoher's
Dayton Flyers, Michigan's opponents
today in its first road game of the
season, are a lot better than
Youngstown State. In fact, eight short
months ago, the Flyers faced off again-
st Georgetown for the right to advance
to the Final Four.
Donoher lost only one starter from the
club that made the finals of the NCAA
Western Regional by upsetting LSU,
Oklahoma and Washington. The Flyers
were 12-2 on their home court during
the 1983-84 campaign, including vic-
tories over DePaul and Notre Dame.
THIS ONE COULD make the 3-0
Wolverines break a sweat.
"It'll be a good test for us," said
Wolverine coach Bill Frieder, who
directed Michigan to an 85-84 victory
the last time the clubs met in UD
Arena. "They'll try to control the tempo
so they can keep us on defense."
Still, despite its success last year,
nobody is going to confuse Dayton with
Illinois or Duke.
The one starter who graduated from
that team was All-America guard
Roosevelt Chapman, a 22-point scorer
who also led the club in rebounds. Even
with Chapman, Michigan slaughtered
the Flyers, 82-60, last December in
Crisler Arena. The Wolverines have
never lost to Dayton, racking up a 10-0
mark over the length of the series.
FINALLY, DAYTON suffers from
the same disease which has plagued all
of Michigan's opponents thus far-ter-
minal shortness. Flyer center, Dave
Colbert, is listed at 6-8 and, while the
Dayton front line would match up well
with Georgia or Youngstown, Michigan
will have a distinct height advantage
for yet another forty minutes.
The Flyers are extremely well-
coached. Donoher, who's had the
Dayton job for 20 years, has taken over
Ray Meyer's title of dean of midwest
coaches. Bobby Knight thought enough
of the Toledo native to make him one of
the three assistant coaches on the U.S.
Despite his 565 games of experience,
Donoher claims that he hasn't come up
with a way to shut down a club with a
big height advantage.
"IT'S A PROBLEM for us anytime
we have to go up against a bigger club,"
said-the Dayton mentor. "There's only
so much that we can do defensively and
there's always a burden on us to
execute our offense."
"I think the key for us is to generate
our own offense. I just don't think
there's a whole lot we can do to stop
Among those players who will be trying
to stop the Wolverines are three star-
ters from last year's, 21-11 club, junior
forward Damon Goodwin, senior guard
Larry Schellenberg and sophomore
guard Dan Christie. Donoher has been
especially impressed, however, with
the play of Colbert, a transfer from
"COLBERT'S PLAYED very well for
us," he said. "He's an all-around
player. (He) doesn't excel in any area
of the game but isn't deficient in any
While Donoher is trying to decide
what kind of a team he has this year,
Frieder has been looking at some of his
club's weaknesses. He claims to have
found one in the front line play thus far.
"We haven't had great consistency
from our forwards," Frieder said.
"(Roy) Tarpley's been steady and our
guards have been good."
ALTHOUGH FORWARD Rich
Rellford came up with a 20-point effort
Wednesday against those un-
forgettable Youngstown St. Penguins,
Frieder is not convinced that the
Riviera Beach, Fla. native is ready for
"In all honesty, Rellford's always
done well in those type of games and so
has (Leslie) Roc'kymore," he said.
"But they've got to learn to do it against
the bigger, stronger type of players that
we'll meet later on.
"Rellford's got to go 110-percent. If
you put (Steve) Stoyko's guts and head
on Rellford's body, you've got a great
Frieder should be happy with what
he's got, a big front line that should
keep Michigan breezing through the
... Frieder hopes for more
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Freshman guard Gary Grant gets set to launch an alley-oop pass to forward Rich Rellford during Wednesday night's
game. Rellford converted the slam dunk and Michigan overwhelmed Youngstown State, 103-73. Hustling back on the
play are Youngstown's Ray Robinson and Michigan's Roy Tarpley.
Dukecals on nigt to defend
charges of cheating in Big Ten
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (UPI) - Big Ten Commissioner
Wayne Duke wants to meet with Indiana basketball coach
Bobby Knight to discuss Knight's allegations of cheating in
the conference, Duke said.
Following a Thursday meeting discussing Knight's
charges and his recent boycott of two Big Ten gatherings,-
Duke said he wanted to meet with Knight "at the earliest op-
portunity and talk about this in a positive fashion."
"WHENEVER a representatative of one of our institutions
makes such a charge, it is his professional responsibility to
provide us with information and ours to act on it," Duke
Knight, without pointing to specific schools, has alluded to
cheating in the Big Ten. He has received recent support from
Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps and former DePaul coach
"What Bob is protesting, some of the illegal recruiting in
that league, it's happening," Phelps said recently. "He's
aware of it. I'm aware of it and it's time people in the right
corners get aware of it."
Meyer wrote recently in a column in the Chicago Sun-
Times that Knight is an honest person and he tended to
believe his accusations of illegal recruiting.
COLLEGE HOOP ROUND UP:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Tom
Schafer and Ken Norman combined for
50 points to help 7th ranked Illinois whip
Columbia University 72-48 last night in
the opening game of the Illini Classic at
the Assembly Hall.
Illinois, 8-1, will play the winner of the
New Mexico State - American Univer-
sity game in tonight 's championship
Illinois, with a substantial
height advantage over Colum-
bia, got the builk of its scoring from its
forwards and centers. Columbia's
tallest player is 6-foot-7.
The Illinois outscored the Lions 39-20 in
the first half. They outrebounded the
Lions 18-8 and out-shot them 61 percent
to 39 percent in the first 20 minutes.
Illinois' 6-9 forward Efrem Winters,.
who was guarded by 6-3 Todd Williams,
hit four baskets in the first five minutes
of the game.
Even though Illinois rested its
regulars and used a three-guard lineup
for most of the second half, the team
maintained a lead of 20 points or more
throughout the final period.
Columibia, 1-3, was led by Mark Set-
tles and Tom Gwydir, each with eight
Syracuse 84, Maine 65
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -
Sophomore guard Dwayne Washington,
returning to last year's form, scored 21
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points last night as 12th-ranked
Syracuse bombed Maine 84-65 in the fir-
st game of the Carrier Classic college
The Orangemen, 3-0, who have
qualified for the finals every year in the
eight-year-old tournamnet, will go for
the title Saturday night against the
winner of Friday's other game mat-
ching Bowling Green and Lamar.
Junior Rafael Addison and freshman
Michael Brown each scored a pair of
baskets early in the second half to help
Syracuse overcome a sluggish start.
Syracuse held a slim 39-32 halftime
lead, but Addison scored 10 of his 16
points in the first 12:19 of the second
stanza and Brown finished with 12 poin-
ts, his first double-figure performance
for the Orangemen.
Rockhurst 84, Quincy 69
QUINCY, ILL, (AP) - Joe
Monochino connected for 27 points as
Rockhurst defeated Quincy 84-69 in non-
conerence basketball last night.
Quincy led at halftime 38-37 and the
game remained close until the last five
minutes when Rockhurst pulled away
and increased their lead with accurate
free throw shooting. Henry Felton and
Mike Sievers led Quincy with 15 point
Rockhurst improved its season mark
to 7-1, while Quincy fell to 2-5.
Blinois Tech 92, Milwaukee
CHICAGO (AP) - Will. Recchia
scored 20 points to lead the Illinois In-
stitute of Technology to a 92-64 non-
conference win over the Milwaukee
School of Engineering las night.
After a nip-and-tuck first half, IIT, 1-
5, took a 38-32 lead at intermission.
In the second half, IIT shot 44 perced-
nt and never trailed. Andy Griffis led
Milwaukee 2-8, with 16 points and a
game-high nine rebounds. James
Houston added 10.
Texas-El Paso 83,
W. Illinois 49
'CARBONDALE, ILL, (AP) -
LemuelClanton led a balanced attack
with 15 points as Texas El Pas routed
Western Illinois 83-49 last night in the
opening game of the Saluki Shootout
college basketball tournament.
Dave Feitl and Lester Good win ad-
ded 14 points apiece for the winners as
Texas El Paso improved its season
record to 3-1. Feitl also pulled down a
game-high 11 rebounds.
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cancer than now live in the
City of Los Angeles.
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