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Tarple, Grant shine as streak hits nine
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"HEY, WE MISSED SOME layups,
we missed some free throws, the deflec-
tions went to them," he added. "Yet
we're in this ball game and if we score
in this first possession we're going to be
right back in it."
And that's exactly what Michigan
did. Seventeen seconds into the second
frame freshman Gary Grant hit a jum-
per from the corner to tie the contest at
26. After exchanging a couple of
baskets the Wolverines went on an
eight-minute, 16-4 tear that got the
crowd of 13,609 at Crisler all riled up.
During that run, which put Michigan
on top 46-35 with 6:46 left, guard An-
toine Joubert was the hero, scoring
eight points and adding an assist
despite being hampered by a bad ankle.
In fact the ankle which Joubert injured
Thursday night against Purdue, was so
bad that it almost kept the 6-5
sophomore out of the contest all
"THERE WAS A little doubt (about
playing)" said Joubert after the game.
"I got treatment last night and I got
treatment yesterday. I just sat at prac-
tive (on Friday) because i couldn't
"We were very close (to not playng
him)," said Frieder. "It just went
down to how he warmed up. He didn't
practice yesterday and he had swelling
last night. Personally I didn't think he
was going to be ready."
Joubert finished the afternoon with 10
points, six rebounds and six assists.
One of those assists came with four
minutes left and helped spark a 9-1
Wolverine run that put the game on ice.
DURING THE second half Michigan
shot considerably better from the floor,
hitting on 56 percent of its attempts.
"They shot well in the second half,"
said Frieder. "I don't think they took
one bad shot in the second half."
But offense was no the only area the
Wolverines shined in the second stanza.
They also played like demons on defen-
se, allowing Illinois to hit on only 36.3
percent of its shots from the field and
out-rebounding the Illini, 18-11.
"WE DID play a great second half,"
claimed Frieder, "There's no question
about it. The kids responded, they ar-
ced, they sparked, they played
"We took our time (in the second
half)," said Joubert. "We played good
defense. When we had the lead we
Roy Tarpley led the Wolverines with
17 points, while Grant added 14.
THE LOSS was Illinois' third straight
in the conference. On Thursday, the
Illini were upset by Michigan State in
East lansing, 64-56. Before that, they
were shocked at Purdue, 54-34, on
January 30. Illinois head coach Lou
Henson placed most of the blame for
the skid on the illinis' failure to com-
plete their shots.
"It's a thing that's been with us this
year," said Henson. "We haven't shot
the ball very well, that's why we
haven't been winning. We've done the
other things, but we haven't shot."
The Illini have also had to play
without starting center George Mon-
tgomery, who broke his foot early in the
second half at michigan State.
"MONTGOMERY IS by far our best
rebounder, the best defensive player
and best ball handler other than Bruce
Douglas," said Henson. "So we're hur-
ting without him. I think he could have
done a lot for our ball club today.
But Montgomery's replacement Scott
Meents, didn't do that bad of a job him-
self for the Illini, leading them with 14
points and five assists, as well as
hauling in three rebounds.
"I think the biggest thing there was
that they didn't have the depth that they
had before," said Frieder of the Illini
who were down to eight players
following Montgomery's injury. "You
could see that Meents gives them more
offense, he was killing us in the first
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Wolverine guard Antoine Joubert cuts past Illinois forward Anthony Welch in Saturday's action. Joubert contributed 10
points and six assists in Michigan's ninth straight win.
BIG TEN ROUNDUP:
Boilers lance Spartans
EAST LANSING (AP) - Freshman
guard Troy Lewis scored 18 points, in-
cluding the game-winning jump shot
with three seconds left, as Purdue
squeaked past Michigan State 66-65 in
Big Ten college basketball action last
Lewis scored 12 points in the second
half, including the rebound jumper with
three seconds remaining that gave the
Boilermakers their victory margin.
The.Spartans took the lead, 65-64, on a
nair of free throws by Sam Vincent with
18 seconds remaining. The senior guard
led all players with 20 points.
After taking a 2-0 lead, Purdue trailed
for the rest of the first half. But the
Boilermakers came up with a 10-point
run in the second half to take a41-39 lead
with 13:19 to play.
Ohio State 78
MADISON (AP)-Rick Olson scored
32 points and Scott Roth tallied all but
two of his 21 points in the second half as
Wisconsin snapped a nine-game losing
streak in a 92-78 Big Ten basketball vic-
tory over Ohio State yesterday.
Having trailed by as many as nine
points late in the first half, Wisconsin
rallied to a 58-52 lead with a 19-9 spurt
opening the second half.
Olson scored eight points and Roth
six during that span. Ohio State
regained a 63-62 lead with 8:26 to play
on a drive by Ronnie Stokes but, paced
by four Roth baskets, the Badgers rip-
ped off a 19-5 run to take a commanding
Wisconsin, which also got 16 points
from J.J. Weber, upped its record to 11-
10 overall and 2-9 in the Big Ten. Ohio
State, 14-6 and 6-5, was led by Troy
Taylor with 23 points and Stokes with
Indiana 78,Northwestern 59
EVANSTON (AP) - Uwe Blab
scored 24 points and Steve Alford added
21 as Indiana pulled away with an early
second-period surge en route to a 78-59
Big Ten basketball win over North-
western last night at McGaw Hall.
Indiana now has won three in a row
and is 14-7 overall, 6-5 in the league. The
loss was the fourth straight for the
Wildcats and dropped them to 5-16
overall and 1-10 at the bottom of the Big
The surprising Wildcats shot 52 per-
cent in the first half and built a 33-32
lead at intermission. Indiana connected
on 44 percent of its attempts from the
floor in the first half, including a slow-
starting 3-of-9 performances from
The sophomore guard also missed his
first free throw of the evening to snap a
streak of 30 straight.
But the Hoosiers came out smoking
in the second half and outscored Nor-
thwestern 20-4 in the first seven
minutes to build a 52-37 lead. Blab had
10 points in that streak.
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Richard Rellford brings the ball up court while Illini guard Bruce Douglas
defends. Douglas, however, was stymied by the Michigan defense, making
only four of 10 shots from the field.
Min FG/A FT/A
TOTALS ...... 200 25/52
7/12 36 16 14 57
winters ....... 33
Altenberger ... 33
Douglas ....... 39
TOTALS ...... 200 19/47
7/14 25 12 16 45
Halftime Score: Illinois 26, MICHIGAN 24
Michigan State center Ken Johnson takes to the air in an effort to block the
shot of Purdue's James Bullock in action last night at Jenison Field House in
East Lansinig. The Boilermakers pulled out a tense 66-65 victory over the
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Big Ten Standings
W L W L
MICHIGAN ........... 9 2 18 3
Iowa .................. 8 2 19 4
Illinois ................ 6 5 18 7
Michigan State.........6 5 15 6
Ohio State ............. 6 5 14 6
Purdue ................ 6 5 15 6
Indiana ............... 6 5 14 7
Minnesota ............. 4 6 11 9
Wisconsin ............. 2 9 11 10
Northwestern..........1 10 5 16
St. John's 70, Villanova 68
Kansas 75, Memphis St. 71
Duke 70, Maryland 62
Auburn 75, Tennessee 60
Clemson 98, South Carolina 81
Fresno St. 63, Nevada - Las Vegas 52.
N. Carlina St. 82, SMU 78 (OT)
Loyola, 111. 127, Detroit 100
Tulsa 87, Wichita St. 75
W. Michigan 71, C. Michigan 69
W. Virginia 73, Rutgers 57
Virginia 74, Lousville 65
Missouri 73, Iowa St. 70
Syracuse 65, Notre Dame 62
Washington 67, UCLA 61
Pittsburgh 80, Seton Hall 68
Party time at Crisler...
. ,even Frieder joins in
By TIM MAKINEN
B ill Frieder smiled. In fact, the Wolverine coach didn't just smile, he
beamed and he laughed, and if my eyes weren't failing me, Frieder even at-
tempted a high-five with Michigan forward Richard Rellford.
Frieder, the eternal pessimist, the man who finds fault in 11-point victories
such as last Thursday's win against Purdue, had every reason to be happy.
His Wolverines had just downed the hated Fighting Illini of Illinois, boosting;
Michgan to the top of the Big Ten.
If ever the Wolverines deserved a moment of exaltation,a moment of self-
gratification, even perhaps a moment of legendary Michigan arrogance, it
was during yesterday's 57-45 squelching of Illinois.
Big Ten-style basketball had returned to Crisler Arena and Michigan was
equal to the challenge. This was not the weak variations of Purdue, Michigan
State, or non-conference Kansas. It was truly physical, defensive-oriented,
grueling basketball. The Illini, in their hideous orange and blue jerseys,
scrapped and fought and kept things tight for the most part. But Michigan
clawed right back and snared the victory.
And with 48 seconds remaining in the contest, a 16-point lead, and the sold
out Crisler crowd in near pandemonium, F-rieder and the Wolverines took
their special moment. Illinois called a time out, the Wolverines converged
on Frieder, and a party atmosphere ensues.
Rellford hugged teammate Butch Wade. Wade grabbed Roy Tarpley.
Tarpley high-fived Gary Grant. Antoine Joubert, busy flashing the number-
one signal to the crowd, then was pulled into the frenzy. Every Wolverine
got into the act, arms swinging, index fingers extended high.
In the middle of it all was Frieder, laughing, grinning, and soaking in the
It's a long difficult season, and Frieder must be given his moments of joy.
If the Michigan coach occasionally worries unnecessarily and says silly
things like, "Northwestern and Wisconsin are tough, they really scare me,"
it's because his concern for the Wolverines is paramount to almost
The man eats, sleeps, and breathes basketball. In preparing for a confron-
tation with the highly-ranked Illini, that means Frieder has either an upset
stomach, a restless night, congestion, or any combination thereof.
Yesterday's victory was just what the doctor ordered.
In fact, when the Illinois time out finally expired, the Michigan party went
on. Frieder had to call another time out to restore order.
"We were just all juiced up," said the fifth-year coach, "and we didn't get
our assignments, so we took another time out so we could get them. We
didn't want to go crazy and give (Illinois) 55 points or something."
Added Wolverine Garde Thompson, "We knew the game was over. We just
wanted to'have a little time for the team to be together and just joke around
and have a little fun. You don't really have that much opportunity during the
year to have something like that."
The moment should be preserved forever. The Michigan players, "The
Best Ten in the Big Ten" as one banner proclaimed, bonded together in the
second half yesterday and demonstrated what unselfishness means. Illnois
a school which has been a thorn in Michigan's side in all sports for the past
few years, virtually falls to the wayside in the Big Ten race.
The victory was the 19th of the season
against one loss overall and 11-0 in the
Big East for St. John's. The 19th-ranked
Wildcats slipped to 15-6 and 7-4.
Villanova cut St. John's lead to 61-59
with 3:04 to go. But Bill Wennington,
who scored 14 points, and Mullin
followed with field goals for a 65-59 lead
with 1.22o n nlna
The 6-foot-5 junior forward connected
for 12 points in the first half to help the
Jayhawks take a 34-28 lead at the in-
termission, then made eight of his first
nine shots in the second half as Kansas
appeared to be cruising to victory.
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lu lG11, as L1e woupac upset
fourth-ranked Southern Methodist 82-78
yesterday in college basketball.
Gannon collected 10 points in the final
13 minutes of regulation to help bring
the Wolfpack, 14-7, from a 63-51 deficit
to a 71-71 tie.
The Wolfpack held the Mustangs, 18-
4. scoreless for the final R:14 of