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Men's Swimming
vs. Ohio State
Today, 3:00 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool


Men's Indoor Track
Central Collegiates
Track and Tennis Building

The Michigan Daily Saturday, February 16, 1985 Page8


Shasky to Gopher it against Blue

Special to the Daily
MINNEAPOLIS-John Shasky made
the trek from Birmingham, Michigan to
the University of Minnesota in 1982 in
hopes of continuing the Gophers'
tradition of large and dominant cen-
ters. Following Kevin McHale, Mychal
Thompson, and Randy Brewer, all first-
round NBA draft choices, put a lot of
pressure on the 7-0 center, but in his
junior year, Shasky has come into his
The graduate of Brother Rice high
school has more than doubled his offen-
sive output over last season, when he
started 27 games but averaged only 6.6
points per game. Thus far in 1985,
Shasky is scoring 15.4 per Big Ten game
entering this afternoon's clash with Big
Ten-leading Michigan at Williams
"I WASN'T really ready last year to
play like a McHale or a Brewer,"
Shasky said in an interview yesterday
after Minnesota's practice. "I was still
pretty young and I needed another
year. Now I'm playing closer to that
Shasky impressed the Michigan fans
last month. He was the only bright spot
in a 97-56 overtime thrashing of Min-
nesota, a win that helped propel the
Wolverines on to their current ten-
game winning streak. The Michigander
led all scorers with 18 points and also
contributed fourboards. He says that
game is history and that the Gophers go
into today's contest with a clean slate.
"You have to forget about that," he
noted. "So many things went wrong. It
was just one of those games."
ROY TARPLEY guarded Shasky at
the outset of the last game, and Min-
nesota's pivot man did most of his
scoring in the first half. When Michigan
coach Bill Frieder put reserve forward
Robert Henderson on Shasky, he was
much less effective.
"Henderson gave me a lot of
trouble," said the 1982 all-state center.
"He's a good defensive player."
Minnesota will use a variety of zones

today in an attempt to shut down the
Big Ten's most prolific scoring attack.
The Gophers, coming off a 73-64 victory
over Michigan State Wednesday night
which halted a four-game losing streak,
hope to control the pace of the game.
"I THINK the most important thing is
to slow them down," Shasky said.
"We've got to get them into a half-court
game and try to stop the break."
Jim Dutcher's club is finally settling
back into a regular routine after a
series of mishaps that saw two stars
disappear from the team and another
get slapped with a misdemeanor.
Forward Mitchell Lee was formally
charged with third degree sexual
assault last month, and Dutcher
removed him from the roster. Fresh-
man guard Todd Alexander, who will
start in the back court today, was
caught using a money-machine card
that did not belong to him. Finally,
Lee's front court mate Kevin Smith, a
Lansing resident, broke his thumb in a
game against Indiana and is out for the

THIS FORCED Dutcher to move his
leading scorer, guard Tommy Davis,
into the small forward spot to replace
Smith. Freshman George Williams has
been inserted at power forward while 6-
1 senior Marc Wilson has been brought
off the bench to take Davis' former
position. Wilson was a starter last year,
but Alexander won his job during pre-
season practice.
But the presence of different cour-

tmates won't diminish Shasky's en-
thusiasm this afternoon.
"I always get extra excited to play
Michigan and Michigan State," he said.
"It's kind of a personal thing. I played
against (Antoine) Joubert twice in the
(Detroit) City Championship. I played
against (Leslie) Rockymore and Tar-
pley too."
It'll be old-home week for Shasky. He
only hopes his team will be more im-
pressive than they were the last time.


Michigan's Garde Thompson pushes the ball across the midcourt during last
week's 96-85 victory over Purdue. Thompson hit two quick buckets off the
bench Thursday night to key the Wolverines' final surge that defeated Iowa.

MICIGAN (19-3, 10-2) MINN. (12-9, 5-6)

ppg Ppg*
(6-6) Richard Rellford (10.4) F (6-9) George Williams .. (1.4).
(6-8) Butch Wade.......(7.4) F (6-4) Tommy Davis ... (19.3)
(6-11) Roy Tarpley .... (19.4) C (7-0) John Shasky ..... (13.6)
(6-5) Antoine Joubert . (15.0) G (6-1) Marc Wilson ...... (9.3)
(6-3) Gary Grant ...... (13.9) G (5-11) Pat Alexander... (7.0)
*As of Wednesday's game vs. Michigan State
SITE: Williams Arena
TIME: 2:05 EST
RADIO: WUOM (91.7 FM), WAAM (1600 AM), WWJ (950 AM),
WPAG (1950 AM).
LAST MEETING: MICHIGAN 97, Minnesota 56 (Jan. 17 at Crisler)

Shask y
...seeks revenge

icers freeze Buckeyes, 4-1

By Jeff Bergida
In recognition of St. Bill...
...it's about time.
I'M NOT EVEN going to pretend to be impartial today. It's time to canonize
Bill Frieder in print, and, with the help of Iowa's outstanding coach,
George Raveling, this column is going to do exactly that.
Unless you're a computer major or had a mid-term Friday, you probably
know by now that Michigan's 56-52 victory over Iowa Thursday night put
the Wolverines in a position to control their own destiny. Winners of ten con-
secutive games, Michigan will take its first Big Ten title in eight years if the
club goes 5-1 the rest of the way.
You've heard about GaryGrant, the brilliant freshman, and about Roy
Tarpley, who may be the best center in the Big Ten. You've read about Butch
Wade's rebounding exploits and Antoine Joubert's clutch shooting.
But what about the coach? When discussing other powerful teams, all you
hear about is how Dean Smith makes North Carolina go or how John Thom-
pson is a brilliant motivator. St. John's Lou Carnesecca is an expert of
strategy, while Psycho Knight can put a high school team on the court and
win the Big Ten title.
Frieder's team is ranked third in the country, but is he respected in Ann
Arbor the way Smith is in Chapel Hill or Knight is in Bloomington? The way
Bo Schembechler is in Ann Arbor? Be serious.
Shaky Jake has gotten more respect than Bill Frieder.
When he's winning, nobody says a word about Frieder. But when he lost
three straight road games last year, it was "he substitutes too much," "his
offense doesn't move," and "he's wasting his talent." Fans and spor-
tswriters can be really ignorant.
A packed room of media people got the facts straight when Raveling spoke
after Thursday's game. The second-year Hawkeye coach, clad in black and
gold warmups, delivered a monologue that demonstrated what a quality
person he is.
"The first thing that I would like to say," Raveling began, "is that I'm the
youngest coach in terms of longevity. But in the time that I've been in the
league, it's beco me apparent to me that Bill never seems to get a lot of credit
for his ability to coach.
"He's probably in one of the most difficult coaching situatons as we, as
coaches, see it. It's very difficult to coach a team that has a lot of talent. A lot
of times you can screw that talent up, and I think he's done a great job with
giving them enough rein to utilize their individual abilities."
People just assume that a lot of talented players can win without coaching.
Sorry fans, that's only in baseball. Basketball is a team game in which
players with huge egos must be blended into a finely-tuned unit.
Think it's an easy job? Ask Lou Henson, outstanding coach whose ultra-
talented Illinois club is mired in a slump.
Frieder is winning because he has earned the respect of his players. Iowa
was leading 49-44 Thursday when Frieder replaced Gary Grant with Garde
Thompson, who quickly swished two jumpers that regained momentum for
Michigan.-Selfish players would be sulking about being pulled, but Grant left
with his head held high.
"I was tired, and I have faith in coach, and I have faith in Garde Thom-
pson," he said.
You don't get an attitude like that without coaching, and:
"It's sad that he doesn't get more credit for the outstanding coaching job
that he's doing with this team," Raveling said.
"It's a very versatile basketball team-certainly deserving of its national
ranking. I haven't seen a lot of teams in the country that have the offensive
balance that they have.
"The other aspect that I believe Bill has not gotten credit for is that they're
a much better defensive team than they ever get credit for being."
Not only is Frieder an excellent coach, but he is ALSO A GREAT GUY.
Because the game was so big, Iowa's sports information department could
only accomodate one Daily reporter in its press box. So Frieder came up
with a ticket to get me into the arena.
The seats were up in the nose-bleeds, but I was just happy to be there.
Then, just as the teams were about to go back to the lockerrooms after war-
mups, Jan Frieder came up to one of the Daily reporters on the court and
said, "Excuse me. My husband wants to talk to you."
And, five minutes before the biggest game he's ever coached, Frieder
asked, "Are you guys all taken care of? Where are the seats you got?"
Informed that the tickets were barely within the stratosphere, Frieder
pulled two courtside seats out of his pocket and said, "Here. These may be
Raveling concluded his statement: "Not that I have to defend Bill or
anything like that, but it's high time that somebody recognized that the guy
is doing a helluva job."
Thanks, George. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Special to the Daily
COLUMBUS - Penalties and
flagrant checking littered the action
last night as the Michigan hockey team
outbattled Ohio State, 4-1, in Columbus.
Twenty four penalties, including a
ten-minute misconduct and a double
minor were handed out as both teams
put on a display of "cheap shot"
Between the pushes and shoves,
Michigan did play some excellent
hockey, though. Solid defense, clutch
goaltending, and some deft passing
keyed the Wolverine victory and
pushed their record to 10-18-1. The win
shed some optimism on the playoff
hopes of the Wolverines, who have
stopped shaving in hopes that facial
hair will bring some luck.

MICHIGAN goalie Mark Chiamp was
nearly impeccable in the net, turning
away 41 shots.
"We had a little extra edge," said
Michigan head coach Red Berenson.
"That comes from scoring the first goal
and getting good goaltending."
"This was my best game," said
Chiamp. "The defensemen cut down
the angles well, and I could see every
MICHIGAN jumped out to a 2-0 lead
halfway through the first period. After
an impressive defensive stand by
Michigan's penalty-killing unit, the
Wolverines managed an attack.of their
own. Left wing Doug May brought the
puck down the ice and passed off to Ray
Dries. The Michigan captain centered
back to May, whose snapshot deflected
off the post before settling in the left

corner of the net.
"We knew they were going to be
ready," said Dries, "but all 20 guys
played hard and Chiamp just played out
of his mind."
"Michigan came out strong and we
panicked," said Ohio State head coach
Jerry Welsh. "By the time we got set-
tled it was too late."
THE FIRST and second periods were
both marred by nine penalties which
overshadowed most of the scoring ac-
tion. When Wolverine Chris Seychel
was sent to the box in the opening stan-
za for roughing after the whistle, he
became a marked man. OSU and
Michigan both engaged in more-than-
aggressive checking from that point on,.
including an altercation that sent
Buckeye Don Perkins sprawling into
the Michigan bench. The defenseman
was slapped with a charging violation
and Mike Rousseau joined his team-
mate in the penalty box for interferen-
Brad Jones had opened the scoring.
for the Wolverines just 49 seconds into
the contest. Paul Kobylarz took the
puck behind the left side of the net
before sliding a pass to Jones out front.
The 6-1 center hammered a shot past
Ohio State goalie Bob Krautsak's to
notch the goal.
Ohio State got on the board in the
second period on a Joe Tracy slapshot
from the center of the left circle.
Chiamp was screened on the play by his
own defensemen and stood motionless
as the puck flew past him and into the

Michigan added a pair of goals in the
third period to seal the victory.
Freshman Joe Lockwood smacked a
slapshot past Krau tsak at the 8:47
mark after taking a sharp pass from
Dries in the corner.
Defenseman Jeff Norton capped the
scoring for the Wolverines midway
through the final frame on a duplicate
play. Jones laced a pass from the left
side of the ice to the 6-2 freshman who
promptly rifled it into the Buckeye net.

A late season surge?

Scoring: M-Jones (Kobylarz) 00:49; 2. M-May
(Dries) 10:16.
Penalties: OSU-Erickson (high sticking) 4:17;
M-Seychel (roughing after whistle) 5:09;
OSU-Perkins (roughing after whistle) 5:09;
M-Kobylarz (tripping) 8:35; M-Norton (cross
checking) 9:57; M-Lorden (holding) 13:08;
OSU-Rousseau (face mask violation) 15:56;
OSU-Rousseau (interference) 18:33; OSU-Perkins
(charging) 18:33.
Scoring: 1. OSU-Tracy (Erickson. Beaudin)
Penalties: M-Dries (holding) 4:32;
OSU-Perkins (tripping) 6:13; M-Macnab

(roughing) 10:38; OSU-Gryba (slashing) 10:38;
M-Neff (hooking) 11:05; OSU-Tillotson (charging
and roughing) 13:03; M-Carlile (roughi'ng) 13:13;
OSU-Shortt (hooking) 14:04; M-Neff (holding)
Scoring: 3. M-Lockwood (Dries, Stiles) 8:47; 4.
M-Norton (Jones, Kobylarz) 10:24.
Penalties: OSU-Perkins (cross checking) 3:53;
M-Neff (high sticking) 6:35; M-Kobylarz (high
sticking) 12:04; OSU-Gruhl (misconduct) 15:50;
M-Jones (cross checking) 18:35.

1 2
MICHIGAN...................2 0
Ohio State....................0 1
M - Chiamp 42; OSU- Krautsak i9



.. . a superb effort

Ten member co-ed squad
To cheer football and basketball
CLINICS: 6:30 p.m., Coliseum
Mon. -Thurs. Feb. 18-21
Mon. - Thurs. Mar. 4 -8

Hawks prey on women cagers

With a shout of "defense!", the Iowa
Hawkeyes broke out of their pre-game
huddle last night, and after 40 minutes
of hard-nosed basketball at Crisler
Arena, the Lady Hawks lived up to their
word with a convincing 79-49 win over
Sporting the best defense in the Big
Ten (second in the nation), the
Hawkeyes clamped an aggressive man-
to-man defense on Michigan that forced
the Wolverines into 19 turnovers and
held them to a meager 37 percent
shooting percentage from the field.
"WE WERE just outclassed

Van De Wege blamed the com-
bination of poor rebounding by
Michigan and Iowa's quickness for let-
ting the Hawkeyes pull away in the
second half.
"Our rebounding was terrible," he
said. "We didn't box out well, and we
didn't protect the ball well. Every
mistake we made, they (Iowa) were
right there to pick it up. They're a quick
Michigan, which fell to 1-11 in the big
Ten (7-15 overall), was led by Lorea
Feldman and Kelly Benintendi, both
with 11 points. Van De Wege also
singled out Benintendi for her strong

MICHIGAN ended its regular season
by drowning EMU, 92-34, at Matt Mann
Pool yesterday. It was the third
straight win for the Wolverines, who
finished up at 4-5. The Hurons fell to a
dismal 0-8.
Particularly encouraging was the
return of team captain Melinda Copp.
Copp, who has been out of action for
about a month with an injured shoulder,
returned to win the 200-meter
FreshmanDeeLynn Overmyer's per-
formance resulted in a pleasant sur-
prise for Michigan. DeeLynn, one of the
swimmers competing in an off-event,

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