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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily -Sunday, January 20, 1985

pluck the

Hawkeyes clea



jumper at buzzer

sinks Iowa in triple overtime

(Continued from Page 1)
Coach George Raveling. "I give
Michigan a wealth of credit for hanging
in under the adverse conditions of the
first half."
After Joubert missed a lunging jump
shot, Iowa's Payne drove upcourt and
deposited a 25-footer to knot the score
57-57 with 25 seconds left in regulation.
At 11 seconds Michigan called timeout
to set up its last shot. Gary Grant's last-
second buzzer shot caromed off the
front of the rim to send the game into
BOTH TEAMS traded shots in the
overtime before Al Lorenzen tipped in
his own rebound to put the Hawkeyes
ahead 59-57. Rellford's corner shot
knotted the score, but then Michigan
missed a golden opportunity when
Rellford missed an easy layup.
Stokes pumped in a hook shot to again
put Iowa in front, but Joubert followed
a Gary Grant steal basket to match
Stokes' shot.
With Iowa setting up its last shot,
Grant stole the ball to force the second
IN THE SECOND overtime, wun-
derkind Grant started the scoring off
for the Blue, but some big Iowa defen-
sive plays set up buckets by Greg
Stokes and Andre Banks as Iowa pulled
ahead 65-63.
Entering the last half minute,
Joubert solidified the score 65-65 again
setting up a last second shot for Iowa.
Stokes' long bomb bounced off the rim,
however, and the marathon contest
went into its third extra period.
Gary Grant, shining like never before
in front of the national cameras, drop-
ped a soft 12-foot jumper to open the
final period. The Wolverines then stif-


fened on defense and maintained con-
trol of the ball, grabbing rebounds at
both ends of the court before yielding
possession to Iowa with 1:34 to play.
AL LORENZON went over Tarpley to
deadlock the score 67-67 entering the
final minute. Then with all eyes upon
him, and Crisler shaking and swaying,
Tarpley banked in the last split second
hook shot.
Michigan looked shell-shocked right
from the opening tipoff. Iowa guard
Andre Banks, filling in for the injured
Jeff Moe, connecting on a 15-foot-jum-
per to start a 10 point Hawkeye surge.
The Wolverines, meanwhile, ap-
peared to be suffering from stage fright
in front of the national cameras. Ten
Michigan shots hit rim, the back of the

backboard, air, and just about anything
but the net before a Robert Henderson
layup finally put the Blue on the board
at the 13:42 mark.
The Wolverines shot a pathetic 32
percent in the first half, while Iowa, led
by Payne and Stokes with eight points
apiece, notched 62 percent shooting.
The Hawkeyes also outrebounded
Michigan, 20-10, in the first stanza.
Iowa let their lead slip to six points,
16-10, but then matched theWolverines
bucket for bucket and then some,
ultimately building back up to a 30-18
halftime lead.
Leslie Rockeymore paced Michigan
with six points in the half.

Grant Joubert
... defensive star ... hits some clutch shots

ySO eist
By Steve Wise

T HE CHALK talk ends in the Iowa basketball team's
"Any questions?" asks Hawkeye head man George
"YEAH COACH," says a player from the back of the
room. "Could you explain the difference between the din-
ner fork and the salad fork again?"
The above scene never happened, but the ,Hawkeyes
came within one of Emily Post's well-groomed hairs of
receiving a seven-course menu of social training to sup-
plement their normal instructional diet.
Iowa had planned to give its players seven two-hour
seminars teaching them things like how to deal with the
media and how to act properly in restaurants, hotels and
airports. The only thing that prevented the Hawkeyes
(saved would be a better word) from holding the social
classes was an NCAA rule that
_- says athletes can receive no
privilege or service not of-
fered to all students.
What didn't seem to occur to
whoever decided to hold the
seminars is that in one sense
they would have been
somewhat demeaning to the
athletes involved, and in
another sense would have
been a misuse of time and
The demeaning part is the
idea of implying to a college
student that he's such an un-
Rareling cultured hick that he needs
etiquette training. Iowa would
have been saying to its
players, "Sure, we respect you abilities on the court, but
other than that we'll treat you like little kids."
And the Hawkeyes don't act like pre-schoolers, at least
not the ones I've met. But I've only met a couple, so I
asked some other writers, and they agreed that Iowa's
basketball players indeed act like adults with reasonable
Still, none of us knows whether the Hawkeyes slurp their
soup or loosen the caps on salth shakers, so I checked it

Manners and media...
... what's demeaning?
out with the folks who served them breakfast yesterday.
"They were calm," said Greta Jackson, hostess at the
Briarwood Hilton's restaurant. "They -weren't rowdy like
I would expect a basketball team to be. They handled
themselves just like the average (person from the)
"I didn't see anything," said waiter Chris Dansel. "If
something would have stuck out, I would have noticed."
Dansel did notice that the players tipped "about
average" and avoided junk food. All that without etiquette
The other part of the seminars' focus was to show the
players "how to look good in an interview session," ac-
cording to Kris Hofacker, director of communication
development for the consulting firm which was to teach
the course.
"If you get out in this area, the college team is all that's
happening in sports," said Hofacker, who holds a Ph.D.
from Michigan's communication school. "They're very
well covered."
"If you're 18 years old and dealing with the media,
that's a hard job for someone who hasn't had professional
experience or very much life experience," she added.
Point taken. But seminars from a consulting firm are
not necessarily the vehicle through which players should
be getting that experience. As members of a big-name
basketball team, they are performers, but they're also
students. If they can talk about literature in an English
class, then they ought to be able to discuss a basketball
game. If they can't, then Iowa is working on the wrong
The best way to keep an athlete from seeming like a
dumb jock is to make sure he or she isn't dumb. The
money the Hawkeyes might have forked over to the con-
sultants could probably pay for some additional academic
counseling or tutoring, and the time they would have spent
in the seminars could have been devoted to additional
study halls.
The program actually could have done the players a
disservice if it allowed them to improve their images,
rather than simply growing as students and human
Maybe, having avoided the seminars, they should sim-
ply tap into the manners they already possess and say,
"Thank you.''

Iowa's Andre Banks drives hard to his right as Gary Grant digs in on defense.


Bucks nip IU, 86-84

COLUMBUS (AP) - Uwe Blab
missed a short hook shot with two
seconds left yesterday for eighth-
ranked Indiana, helping Ohio State
spring an 86-84 Big Ten basketball vic-
tory over the Hoosiers.
Blab, who scored a game-high 31
points, took a pass from Stew Robinson,
wheeled and fired. His shot bounced off
the rim and time expired before In-
diana could get off another attempt.
end of a bonus free throw situation to
give the Hoosiers a shot at forcing over-
time. Instead, Indiana dropped to 11-4
overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten.
Dave Jones, a reserve guard, came
off the bench to sink eight of 10 shots
from the floor and score a team-leading
19 points for Ohio State, 11-3 overall and
3-2 in the conference.
The Buckeyes, scoring the most poin-
ts on Indiana this winter, almost blew
an 11-point lead with 11:51 remaining.
The Hoosiers crept to within 76-75 on
Blab's hook shot with 3:08 to play.
Joe Concheck, regaining his starting
forward job, scored 16 points for Ohio
State while Dennis Hopson had 15,
Taylor 14 and Ronnie Stokes 10.
Illinois 55,
Northwestern 43
EVANSTON (AP)-Anthony Welch
scored 16 points and Efrem Winters ad-
ded 14 yesterday to lead 11th-ranked
Illinois to a 55-43 victory over North-

The victory was the fourth straight
for the Illini as they increased their
record to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the Big
Ten. Northwestern lost its fifth straight
and fell to 4-11 overall and 0-5 in the
four-point leads in the first half, the last
at 14-10 before the Illini ran off 10
straight for a 20-14 advantage which
they never relinquished.
Purdue 72, Wisconsin 68
MADISON (AP)-James Bullock,
Steve Reid and Todd Mitchell led Pur-
due back from a nine-point second-half
deficit yesterday as the Boilermakers
rallied for a 72-68 victory over Wiscon-
Bullock scored 20 points, including a
three-point play that tied the game at
53-53 with 7:15 to play-just 2:09 after
Wisconsin had built a 53-44 lead, its
biggest lead of the game.
REID SCORED 15 points, including
the last three in Purdue's 12-0 run that
gave the Boilermakers the lead for
good at 56-53 with 6:49 to play.
Included in the string was a technical
foul on Wisconsin's Rick Olson, who
scored 16 of his 18 points in the second
Mitchell, who had 13 points, then
scored Purdue's next eight points and
Purdue never looked back.

rinnesota 81, Mich,. State 7
Tommy Davis' 18 second-half points cu
short a Michigan State rally as Min
nesota took an 81-ml75 Big Ten basket
ball victory from the 19th-ranked Spar
tans last night.
Davis, who scored 23 points in th
game, also sank two crucial free throw
with 21 seconds remaining to give th
Gophers a 6-point lead, 77-71
Davis' performance outshined a
valiant second-half effort by the Spar
tans' backcourt duo of Scott Skiles a
Sam Vincent. Skiles scored 21 of h.
game-high 25 points in the second hall
and Vincent scored 16 of his 20 after the

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Michigan thinclads bare the cold,

fare wel

The only scantily dressed Michigan:
students who were smiling last night
were the members of the Wolverine
track team. The thinclads performed
surprisingly well in the Michigan
Relays yesterday, winning two events
and finishing second in four others.
Head coach Jack Harvey, hesitant
about his team's chances of success
before -the meet, said he felt satisfied
"I WAS MORE encouraged than
before," he said. "We knew this would
be a struggle, but we did well. There
were some nice highlights."
The brightest highlight of all was the

winning time was slow.
HARVEY SAID he was also pleased
with Scott Crawford. The sophomore
placed second in the long jump and
fourth in the high jump.
The Wolverines finished second in
three other events. Todd Steverson was
runner-up in the 600 yard run, and the
mile relay and the sprint medley relay
teams each finished second in their
Rick Swilley and Thomas Wilcher
placed third in their sprint events.
No team standings were kept yester-
day, but Eastern Michigan and Western
Michigan won nearly half of the events
between them.

over Louisville in Freedom Hall since
1976, lifted the Tigers to 13-1 overall and
3-1 in the conference. Louisville fell to 9-
6 and 2-2.
Freshman guards Vincent Askew and
Dwight Boyd keyed Memphis State
with 16 and 11 points, respectively, as
they made up for a lack of production
from Memphis State's big men,
Georgetown 65,
Pittsburgh 53
Ewing turned in a dominating second-
half performance at both ends of the
court as top-ranked Georgetown, after

St. John's 66, Boston
College 59
BOSTON (AP) - Guard Chris Mul
hit the 20-point mark for the 50th time
his intercollegiate career and fourth
ranked St. John's rallied in the final si
minutes yesterday for a 66-59 Big Eas'
basketball victory over 15th-ranke
Boston College.
Mullin, an All-American guard anc
1984 U.S. Olympic star, scored 24 poin
ts, including 16 in the second half, wher
St. John's overcame a 10-point defici1
and went onto its 13th victory an
eighth in a row since an upset b3

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