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Page 7

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, February 7, 1985

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Purdue rides roller

coaster into Crisler

Purdue coach Gene Keady and his
veteran players know what it's like to
be the surprising team on top of the
One year ago, it was the Boiler-
makers who had an 8-1 conference
record at the midpoint of the Big Ten
season. The 1984 co-favorites, Michigan
State and Iowa, were buried in the
second division.
NOW IT'S Bill Frieder's Wolverines
who, along with Iowa, have confounded
the experts. Michigan's 7-2 mark places,

Inconsistent Boilers
out for another upset

it ahead of heavily-favored Illinois and
Indiana, which have records of 6-3 and
4-5, respectively. The Wolverines will
go for their eighth straight win tonight
as Purdue visits Crisler Arena.
Keady characterizes this season as a
roller coaster ride for his team. Purdue
jumped out to a 9-1 start (It's hard to
find a Big Ten team that didn't), in-
cluding victories over Kentucky, South
Carolina and Texas El Paso. The
Boilers then proceeded to lose three of
their first four conference games. The
third loss was an 81-65 drubbing at the
hands of Michigan at Mackey Arena.
Four wins in its last five games,
however, have brought Purdue back
above .500 at 5-4. Last Wednesday, the
Boilermakers thoroughly embarassed
fifth-ranked Illinois, 54-34, on national
television. The Illini managed only 15
points in the entire second half as
Keady shifted from various zones to
man-to-man defense on nearly every
"PURDUE WAS VERY impressive
against Illinois," said Frieder, who ex-
pects the Boilermakers to utilize some
offbeat defensive tactics tonight. "They-

're playing much better right now than
they were when we beat them in
Keady knows his team must play bet-
ter in order to defeat a Wolverine club
that has stomped on its last four op-
"They have a great starting five,"
said the former Pittsburgh Steeler run-
ning back. "Roy Tarpley has developed
into a great center. Butch Wade is a
tremendous strong forward and
(Richard) Rellford is shooting very
well which gives them another dimen-
sion they didn't have last year.
"BUT THE THING that really makes
them go is Gary Grant. Without him,
they would be in the middle of the pack
but with him, they're a potential Final
Four team."
Grant appreciates the praise but
modestly disagrees.
"We've got great guards here," said
the freshman who leads the eighth-
rated team in the country in field goal
shooting, free throw percentage and
steals. "If Garde Thompson had the op-
portunity to start, he'd go out there and
play just as good or even better.

(Leslie) Rockymore would do the
THE LAST meeting between these
two clubs was close for 25 minutes until
the Wolverines went on a tear, blowing
Purdue off its home court en route to a
16-point win. Tarpley had 23 points and
10 rebounds in dominating Boilermaker
center Robert Littlejohn.
"There were two or three things in
the Michigan game here that really
hurt us," Keady recalled. "We went to
a zone and (5-9 guard) Steve Reid got
caught on the weak side against (6-8,
:235-pound) Butch Wade.
"Wade really hurt us, we didn't have
our guards back to stop their fast break
and our forwards (James Bullock and
Mark Atkinson) didn't play well."
BULLOCK AND Atkinson turned in
sterling performances against Illinois.
Atkinson was named Gilette Player-of-
the-Game with 13 points and a season-
high nine boards.
"I don't think Mark gets as much
credit as he deserves," Keady said of
his senior forward. "He has really im-
proved his defense. He did a great job
on (Indiana's Steve) Alford and he works
as hard as anybody in practice."
If Purdue is going to give the
Wolverines a hard time, it will need a
big effort out of guards Reid, Mack
Gadis, and Troy Lewis. While Lewis, a
freshman from Anderson, Ind., has
developed into the team's third-leading

scorer, Keady is looking for more from
his backcourt tandem.
"THE MAIN THING I'm disappoin-
ted in is that I feel we have a lot better
shooting guards than what they're
showing," he said.
As far as the Michigan players are
concerned, they've adopted their
coach's attitude toward Big Ten
basketball - treat every opponent as if
it were the Philadelphia 76ers.
"They're going to be good and they're

going to be tough because they play
good defense," Antoine Joubert said. "I
want to beat them because I like Gene
Keady and he likes me, so it's a
challenge to me and I want to get him
Keady would be perfectly happy if
Joubert demonstrated his fondness by
having a poor game. Purdue's roller
coaster doesn't need another 90-degree

impressed with Wolverines

. ......... ...........

Judge rules backcourt

Usually when one part of a machine gets hot, it isn't too long
before the rest of it heats up.
Recently, the Michigan basketball machine has been
steaming, as the Wolverines have moved into the top of the
Big Ten standings and up to the number eight spot in the
national polls, meanwhile gaining recognition across the
WHAT MANY fail to realize, however, is how red-hot one of
the machine's major components, guard Antoine Joubert,
has become this season.
The former high school scoring machine has played in 18
games so far this season and has scored in double figures in
each of those contests. Last Saturday, the 6-5 sophomore
tossed in 24 points to help the Wolverines down Wisconsin.

toward the rookie superstar.
"HE'S EARNED his publicity, no one's just given it to
him," said Joubert of his backcourt partner. "He's a good
player and a good friend and I love the kid."
"Joubert has done a great job handling it," said Frieder.
"He had a lot of press as a high school player and as a fresh-
man, and now all of a sudden here comes Gary Grant and he
gets a lot of attention. I think he's done a phenomenal job. I
haven't seen him upset over it, I think he's accepted Gary
Another factor that Joubert has added to his game this
year is defense. Last year when he entered the Michigan
program, Joubert brought with him the reputation of a good
scorer who was a weak defender, a label that he did not think
was warranted.

Earlier in the season he scored 27
against . Ohio State, bringing back
memories of his senior year at Detroit
Southwestern when he averaged 31
points per game.
Joubert has averaged nearly 15 poin-
ts a game this season, second on the
team only to center Roy Tarpley. But
while these scoring feats are im-
pressive, the Judge has started to shed
his image as a scorer, or at least the
image that he is just a scorer.
JOUBERT has now started to take on
a new, multi-dimensional role for the

'He's a leader out
there. If things get out of
hand, he fixes them up.
He talks to me and tries
to make me a better
player. He gets me to do
things that help the
team out. I like that.'
- Gary Grant

grab Big Ten
lea4, 70-65
Stokes scored 18 points and Jeff Moe
continued his second-half heroics in
leading Iowa to a 70-65 victory over
Minnesota last night.
The victory gave Iowa sole possession
of the Big Ten Conference lead, at least
for a day, and avenged an earlier loss
at Minnesota.
AFTER A CLOSE first half, Moe
scored Iowa's first six points of the
second half to open up a 43-33 lead. Moe
ended the game with 12 points.
The Hawkeyes built a 12-point lead in
the second half before Minnesota,
behind the torrid shooting of guard
Tommy Davis, slowly began chipping
away and came within three points with
1:07 remaining in the game.
Moe was almost the goat of the game
when he committed two personal fouls
with less than a minute left and the
Hawks holding only a three point lead.
But Minnesota guard Marc Wilson
couldn't connect on the free throws and
Moe came back with two free throws of
his own to account for the final margin.
Big Ten Standings
Conf. Overall

"I USED TO play defense pretty good
in high school," claims Joubert. "But
people never really noticed it because I
make a lot of baskets. They would say,
'He's an offensive player and he can't
check people.' "
This year, he's proving the critics
wrong. In a contest with Minnesota, he
drew the assignment of guarding
Tommy Davis, then the conference's
leading scorer, and held Davis to a
mere five points. Then on national
television against Kansas, he stopped
Ron Kellogg, who was averaging 19
points a game. Joubert allowed the

Wolverines. This year, as well as being a scorer, he has
become a playmaker, a leader and most notably, a good
defensive player.
"I'll .tell you," said Michigan head coach Bill Frieder,
"he's playing extremely well overall."
One week ago against Northwestern, Joubert proved he
could set up the plays as well as make them as he dished out
13 assists, tying a Wolverine single-game record. On the
season, he has a team-leading 105 assists.
AS A TEAM leader, however, Joubert's talents go beyond
setting up plays. He is also an unselfish role model who has
warmed up to players like freshman sensation Gary Grant
"He's a leader out there," said Grant. "If things get out of
hand, he fixes them up. He talks to me and tries to make me a
better player. He gets me to do things that help the team out.
I like that."
Grant has received most of the media and fan attention this
season, something that would stir up most veterans, who are
used to getting the publicity. But Joubert feels no jealousy

Jayhawk forward only four points, while he himself scored 17
and added eight assists.
"I think Joubert didn't get near the credit that he deserved
for his performance (against Kansas)," said Frieder. "He
had a complete game. He made the big baskets, he had eight
assists, and Kellogg had what, four points?
BUT FRIEDER points out that there still is room for im-
provement in Joubert's defensive game.
"He's doing a great job guarding the wing players," said
the Wolverine coach. "But he's not doing as good a job guar-
ding the guards out on the floor. For example, he'll have a lit-
tle more problem with a Skiles or a Vincent or a Taylor or a
Stokes versus a kid like Kellogg or Davis, who plays
primarily the wing."
But Joubert is still a sophomore and still has time for some
more fine tuning on his engine, which should be okay, as long
as they keep him running hot.

Rogers deserts ASU

PONTIAC (AP)-Darryl Rogers,
who denied reports he was leaving
Arizona State University, was named
.:coach and director of operations
yesterday of the National Football
League's Detroit Lions.
The ASU coach, who used to coach at
Michigan State University, replaces
Monte Clark who was fired Dec. 19 after
seven seasons with the Lions.
"WE HAD hoped that we could wait
until the college recruiting was over,"
"'Russ Thomas, general manager of the
Lions, said in a prepared statement.
"It did leak, however, and we decided
to go ahead with the announcement on
Earlier, in Tempe, Ariz., Athletic
Director Dick Tamburo said Rogers
assured him during a 35-minute
meeting yesterday that he was not

heading for Detroit.
Rogers has been under fire for a 5-6
season with a young ASU team in 1984.
Rogers' four years in East Lansing
were the most exciting Michigan State
grid period since Duffy Daugherty's
glory days of the 1960s. The only
smudge was that the Spartans were on
NCAA probation for the first three
years, blocking a trip to the Rose Bowl
after the 1978 season.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Michigan guard Antoine Joubert gets a helping hand from Kansas guard
Mark Turgeon during the Wolverine's 96-77 rout of the Jayhawks. Joubert
had one of the best all-around games of his college career against Kansas,
providing 18 points and eight assists while holding Jayhawk forward Ron
Kellogg to only four points. Although his performance against Kansas was
overshadowed by teammate Gary Grant's 20-point outburst in the first half,
Joubert's consistent play was a key ingredient in the game, as it has been all
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