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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily- Sunday, December 9, 1984

'M'

dumps Flyers,

87-78

Tarpley andJoubert
lead Wolverine attack

By JEFF BERGIDA
Special to the Daily
DAYTON, OH-It was clear from the
outset of Michigan's 87-78 victory over
Dayton yesterday that this one would
be a struggle.
The 10,528 fans in UD Arena were
screaming as the Flyers scored on their
first two possessions and forced
Wolverine center Roy Tarpley into a
couple of early turnovers.
MICHIGAN would eventually run out
to leads of 24-14, 42-30 and 71-57, but the
tenacious Flyers clawed their way back
into contention every time. It would
take 21 points and 10 assists from An-
toine Joubert, both career highs, and a
personal-best 18 rebounds from Tarpley
to put Dayton away.
Michigan coach Bill Frieder said he
expected the Flyers to give his
Wolverines all they could handle.
"When you have that much experience
coming back from a team that got that
far in the NCAA (final eight)," said
Frieder, "you know it's going to be a
tough game."
Dayton center Dave Colbert did a
good job of filling up the middle in the
first half but Michigan began to pull
away on the strength of Joubert and
Gary Grant's outside shooting. The
Wolverines had a 10-point lead midway
through the half before they collapsed
for the remaining 10 minutes.
TARPLEY WAS frustrated by
Dayton backcourt personnel, who kept
slapping the ball out of his hands. It af-
fected his entire game. At one point
Joubert intercepted a pass under
Dayton's basket and saw the center, 3-9
shooting from the floor in the first half,
alone at the other end of the floor. Un-
fortunately for Michigan, Tarpley
decided to go for a walk before he
dunked.
"I wasn't aware of where I was on the
court," explained Tarpley, who still
wound up with 19 points.
While Michigan struggled, Don
Donoher's club slowly closed the gap.
Dayton outscored Michigan 14-6 over
the last 10:18 and trailed by only two at
the half.
"WE JUST PLAYED harder, got af-
ter them a little more," said Donoher,
who is now. 0-9 against Michigan. "I
think we were so cautious about their
inside game early that we were laying
back on their perimeter players.''
"In the first 10 minutes, we executed
our offense much better than we did in
the last 10 minutes of the first half,"
Frieder said. "We got sluggish and
started taking bad shots."
The Wolverines came out of the
lockerroom on fire. After a Colbert tip-.
in knotted the game at 30-30, Michigan
ran off 12 straight points. Dayton would
fight back and cut the gap to four twice,
but the inspired play of Joubert and
Richard Rellford kept the Wolverines
ahead.

RELLFORD HAD his second straight
strong game. In 21 minutes of playing
time, the 6-6 forward had 16 points and
five rebounds. His biggest play came
with Michigan ahead, 44-37. The Flyers
were breaking down court when Butch
Wade forced Dayton guard Steve Smith
to take a wild shot under the basket.
Garde Thompson took it the other way
and fed Rellford a perfect pass, which
the junior converted into a three-point
play. Instead of cutting the lead to five,
Dayton trailed by 10.
"Richard was the guy who really got
us going in the second half," praised
Frieder. "He made some big baskets
and some big free throws.''
Rellford gave teammate Wade credit
for the Wolverines' success on the of-
fensive boards, which was a major
reason for their 57 percent success rate
from the floor in the second half.
"WE HAD BIG Wade in the middle,"
said Iellford, who played in foul
trouble much of the game. "He'd tip it
and somebody would get it."
Michigan had built a 71-59 lead with
4:44 remaining when Donoher called
time out to set up a pressure defense,
which the Flyers would utilize the rest
of the game. The press worked well as
the Wolverines turned the ball over of-
ten and missed three important foul
shots. Dayton cut the lead to 76-72 at the
1:52 mark before the Wolverines settled
down. Michigan made 11 of its last 13
free throw attempts to send the Dayton
crowd home unhappy.
"Their pressure was good," Frieder
said. "It got rough out there."
SAID DONOHER, "I would not think
they'd have a lot of trouble if they had
Grant (who fouled out with less than
five minutes to play) out there with the
other guards."
With Grant on the bench, Joubert
took control. The Judge had 15 points
and six assists in the second half and
kept his head while the crowd did its
best to disrupt Michigan's offense.
"I like the pressure, it's fun," Joubert
said.
THE VICTORY improves Michigan's
record to 4-0. Dayton fell to 3-1.
The Wolverines now have four home
games coming up against weak com-
petition. The home stand begins Mon-
day night as the Broncos of Western
Michigan visit Crisler Arena.
Western was 4-22 last year but at 3-2
has nearly matched that total this
season. Coach Vernon Payne's team is
led by a pair of 6-3 forwards, junior
Donald Petties and sophomore Booker
James. Its tallest starter is 6-7 center
Pete Hansen.
Michigan will be more than happy to
face another Youngstown State after
the scare it got from Dayton.

By Steve Wise
Flyer fans are fowl...
.'M' bears badgering
DAYTON
he University of Dayton Sportsmanship Code says
"BE.COURTEOUS to the teams, officials, and
visiting fans; they are our guests." It also say "BE EN-
THUSIASTIC by 'rooting' for our Flyers, not 'booing' op-
ponents or officials."
Some how though, you get the feeling most of the fans at
yesterday's game have never heard of the "Code."
They weren't unusually crude. The Flyer fans simply
fed the Wolverines a healthy snack of afternoon abuse for
their first basketball meal away from the Crisler Arena
Bar and Grill.
The Wolverines stomached the experience fairly well,
serving the Flyers an 87-78 loss.
Faced with the noise and flailing arms, pom-pons and
instruments of the Dayton band, Michigan held steady,
hitting 11-of-13 free throws in the last two-and-a-half
minutes.
The clutch work at the line finally silenced the band,
whose sound was about as clean as the Huron river and as
crisp as the last few Frosted Flakes at the bottom of the
bowl.
But while the Wolverines marched to their own drummer,
enough of the crowd's sour notes floated to Michigan ears
to let the Wolverines know they were on foreign ground.
Relford couldn't believe
what his eyes heard
"I heard gestures out on the floor that I couldn't
believe," said Michigan forward Richard Rellford.
But Rellford said those gestures prompted Michigan to
make one of its own.
"(The fans) made you play harder," said Rellford.
"They were just hollerin' and talkin' trash, so we just
said, 'Let's show them what a good team we are."'
The Wolverines weren't the only victims of the spec-
tators' verbal assaults. The officials caught it too, and ac-
cording to Rellford they deserved it.
"I don't think the refs were up to par," said Rellford,
who fouled out with a minute-and-a-half left in the game.
"They could have given us a lot more calls."
Freshman Gary Grant was on the receiving end of
enough of those calls to put him permanently on the bench
with 4:44 to go. Experiencing for the first time the tougher
officiating standards of the visiting team, the Ohio native
said the zebras rained on his homecoming parade.
"I knew most of the players from Ohio, so I was just out
there trying to have a good time," Grant said, "but the
refs didn't let anybody have a good time. I got a couple
cheap (fouls) right away, so I couldn't keep the pressure
on their guards. But .(the referees) just kept calling
them."
Two of those infractions helped the Wolverines bring the
worst aspect of their game to yesterday's road show.
Crowd helped the Flyers
With a ten-point lead halfway through the first half, the
Wolverines scored just two points in about seven-and-a-
half minutes. It was the same kind of dry spell Michigan
experienced in its first two games.
The problem yesterday was that instead of getting at
least minimal encouragement from the usually quiet
Crisler crowd, the Wolverines had to contend with the
hostility and loud opposition of the savages of southwest
Ohio.
According to Michigan forward Butch Wade, the crowd
noise partly prompted the Flyersto their 1-2 burst during
the lull.
"I think it helped them," said the 6-8 junior. "It kept
their intensity real high. (But) we can't lose our intensity
when the crowd gets real loud."
Michigan coach Bill Frieder agreed that the Wolverine
lapse was disconcerting. He added, however, that yester-
day's "drought" wasn't as serious as the ones in other
games.
"Sometimes it takes the other team to get us going,"
Frieder said. "We didn't play that hard until they got
close. But that's what you have non-conference (games)
for."
Frieder also said overcoming the Flyers home-court
advantage was a victory in itself: "Any time you go on the
road, it's tough. That's why its a big win for Michigan. We
won a big game in their place with their crowd."

And if its any consolation to Dayton's fans, the Code
would call yesterday's Michigan win "a game with
respected opponents, not a fight with a bitter enemy."

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yesterday's game. Grant scored 10 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter.
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COLLEGE HOOP ROUNDUP:

Indiana Knights Bob with

BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Guard
Steve Alford broke from a scoring
slump with a season-high 24 points
yesterday as 11th-ranked Indiana,
giving Coach Bob Knight his 400th
career victory, beat Kentucky 81-68.
The victory evened the Hoosiers'
record at 2-2 for the season, while Ken-
tucky, with three starters held
scoreless, dropped to 1-3.
ALFORD, a 6-foot-2 sophomore and
a member of Knight's gold medal U.S.
Olympic team last summer, was held to
four points in Tuesday's loss at Notre
Dame and had just eight points in the
first half against Kentucky.
But he hit his first four shots of the
second period, helping the Hoosiers
build a 43-37 lead to 10 points, 59-49, with
12 minutes to go.
Kentucky pulled within five points
midway through the final half, but con-
secutive baskets by forward Mike
Giomi, center Uwe Blab and Alford
restored the Hoosiers' cushion. Indiana
then widened its lead to 17 points, 77-60,
with three minutes to go and coasted
the rest of the way.
Giomi and Blab also had season highs
for Indiana with 19 and 18 points, respec-.
tively. Kentucky was led by forward
Kenny Walker,kwho sat out much of his
first half with foul troubles, and fresh-
man Richard Madison with 16 points

half, ran off a 10-2 streak to expand the.
lead to 51-33 on a Mark Atkinson layup
with 14:26 left in the game.
THE BOILERMAKERS also out-
scored the Gamecocks 14-4 in a 2%-
minute span late in the half to take their
biggest lead, 83-55, on an Atkinson
basket with 3:12 left.
Freshman Troy Lewis finished with
14 points for Purdue, now 3-1. Todd Mit-
chell had 13 points and nine rebounds
for the Boilermakers, who outreboun-
ded South Carolina 22-4 in the second
half.

Brittain scored 18 points, and Moye
scored 10 second-half points to finish
with 14 for South Carolina, now 4-1.
Wisconsin 74,
Central Michigan 63
MADISON(AP)-Rick Olson scored 22
points, including eight straight when
Wisconsin broke open a close game in
the first half, leading the Badgers to a 74-
63 victory over Central Michigan,
yesterday.
Freshman Shelton Smith came off the
bench to score 16 points for Wisconsin,
which upped its record to 5-0, equalling
its best start since 1973-74.
The closest the Chippewas could come
in the second half was 11 points as Olson
scored 10 in the second half.
Dan Majerle led Central Michigan
with 12 points.
DePaul 95, Notre Dame 83
ROSEMONT, Ill (AP) - Dallas
Comegys and Tyrone Corbin led un-
defeated and second-ranked DePaul to
a 95-83 victory over previously un-
defeated Notre Dame yesterday.
Except for the first basket, the Blue
Demons led all the way and had leads
as high as 18 points late in the second
half.

400th win
State defeated outclassed UCLA, 86-70
yesterday.
The victory was the Tigers' first over
the Bruins in a four-game series dating
back to 1973.
The Tigers, 4-0, never were seriously
threatened as they jumped to a 6-0 lead
in the first two minutes and built a 41-33
halftime edge.
The Bruins, 1-3, were led by Craig
Jackson, with 13 points, and Montel
Hatcher, with 12.
Georgetown 82, UNLV 46
LANDOVER, Md. (AP)-Top-ranked
Georgetown, playing the racehorse
basketball and dominating both ends of
the court, humiliated 20th-ranked
Nevada-Las Vegas 82-46 yesterday in a
nationally televised game.
The 36-point loss was the worst ever
-suffered by Coach Jerry Tarkanian in
11 years at UNLV.
Tarkanian, whose team lost in over-
time to Georgetown during the regular
season last year and again in the
Western Regionals of the NCAA tour-
nament, would not say whether the
defending champs are as good as last
year.3
"Hard to say. This is a great team.
All I know is we got our butts kicked,"
he said.

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