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- The Michigan Daily - Sunday, February 17, 1985
P Go hers Butchered on last minute lai
T ly sore 21ayn


T a rpescores
in 11th straight win

(Continued from Page 1)
foul shots to make it 62-60, explained
that the Wolverine forwards had been
working well on the offensive boards all
"WE WERE getting position in the
first half but the shots were missing in
such a way that they would bounce way
out around the free throw line," said the
Lansing resident, who had seven boar-
ds in 14 minutes. "So it was just a mat-
ter of time before the odds went our
The fifth foul on Williams meant that
Minnesota coach Jim Dutcher had to
go to his depleted bench and insert 7-0
Paul Van Den Einde. Having confused
Michigan all afternoon with varying
zones, the Gophers were now limited on
"When we got down to the end, we
were out of options," said Dutcher
whose eigth-place club is now 5-7 in the
Big Ten, 12-10 overall. "With Van-
DenEinde in there, there's only one
zone we can play and that's the one-two-
two. (Williams) is the guy who plays
the baseline in our one-three-one and

Paul can't play that."
BILL FREIDER'S club quickly took
advantage. The next time they had the
ball, the Wolverine's pounded the boar-
ds as a team to tip in a Rellford miss
and tie the contest for the first time sin-
ce the 11:45 mark. Henderson got credit
for the hoop but nobody was sure who
tipped it.
"Both Roy (Tarpley) and I had a
hand on that," Henderson said.
The biggest play of the game
developed after Henderson's basket.
Alexander took the inbounds pass and
was called for a charge into Grant. A
Tarpley tip-in soon followed and
Michigan had a 64-62 lead.
"THAT WAS a bad, bad call," said
Dutcher. "It's the one that put them
ahead and it was no charge. Jesus, the
guy slides and falls."
"I knew it wasn't a charge," Alexan-
der added. "I had at least a foot-and-a-
half to get around him. He stuck his

knee out and did a good job acting."
Responded the accused freshman,
"He went into the corner and I wasn't
going to let him out. I was going to fake
like he charged into me. But is was, a
good call. He had some contact on me. '
THE GOPHERS tied it up for the last
time at 0:59 when VanDenEinde, a thir-
ty seven percent foul shooter, made two
free throws. Tarpley, the game's high
scorer and rebounder with 21 and 15
respectively, was disqualified on the
play for committing his fifth foul.
The first 14 minutes of the second half
consisted of three surges, two by the
Gophers. Eight straight points from
Wilson helped Minnesota establish a 46-
41 lead. The Wolverines ran off six in a

row to lead by one but Minnesota
responded with a string of eight.
"When we caught them in the middle
of the second half and then they went
back ahead," said Freider, "you start
to think that possibly you've made your
surge and now you're not going to get
It was pretty scary for a while. But
Freider could smile after the game.
Dutcher's emotions were summed up in
one word.
"Frustration," he said. "Because it
was there and we had great oppor-
But Dutcher was facing a great team.
And great teams come back from ad

The magic number is four


A PF Pts
0 3 11


Rellford ........... 17
Wade .............. 32
Tarpley ...........34
Thompson ......... 8
Team Rebounds..







Shasky ............
Alexander .........
Jackson ...........
VanDenEinde .
Team Rebounds "..
TOTALS ........





A PF Pts
2 2 17
2 54
2 2 9
4 3 8
1 4 16
1 0 6
0 0 4
12 16 64

TOTALS...........200 27/64 12/15 35 10 16 66

200 25/45 14/16

TechnicaIs: M-Tarpley
Halftime score: Michigan 34,Minnesota 32
Attendance: 15,162



Michigan guard Gary Grant goes up for a dunk in action against Kansas
earlier this season. The freshman star scored 12 points and handed out
four assists in yesterday's 66-64 Wolverine victory.

IOWA CITY (AP) - Michigan State
guard Sam Vincent scored 23 points, in-
eluding the game-winning basket, as
the Spartans defeated the 11th-ranked
Iowa Hawkeyes 57-55 yesterday in a Big
Ten Conference game.
Iowa had a 31-29 lead at halftime, but
Michigan State scored the first nine
points of the second half and never gave
Conf. Overall
MICHIGAN..........11 2 20 3
Iowa .................. 8 4 19 6
Illinois ................ 8 5 20 7
Purdue ................ 8 5 17 6
Ohio St................ 7 5 15 7
Michigan St..........7 6 16 7
Indiana ...............6 6 14 8
Minnesota ............. 5 7 12 10
Wisconsin ............. 2 11 11 12
Northwestern..........1 12 5 18


up the lead. Iowa came within one p
twice and had a chance to tie the g
with seven seconds left, but Jeffl
missed on a last-second jump shot.
The Spartans shut down Iowa ce
Greg Stokes, who scored 11 points
cluding only two in the secondr
That basket brought Iowa within
point at 53-52 with 44 seconds left.
MSU's Darryl Johnson then hit
free throws and Vincent scored hisf
basket for a 57-52 lead. Iowa's Mic
Payne hit one jumper and StokesI
free throw to end the scoring.
Purdue 76, N'Western5
Freshman Todd Mitchell producedf
of his season high 16 points as Pur
scored the final eight points in thef
half, taking the lead for good on the
to a 76-57 victory over Northwester
Big Ten Conference basketball yes
Senior Jim Bullock, hitting nineo


point from the field, had a game-high 20 poin- tory 'o
ame ts as Purdue topped the Wildcats for the double
Moe 13th straight time at Mackey Arena. LaF
A JUMPER by freshman Troy Lewis pass f
nter broke the game's fifth and final tie and foulc
, in- Purdue took a 30-28 edge'late in the first throug
hhalf. fourth
one Mitchell followed with two free had s
two throws and a field goal and Bullock's I11in
final basket gave Purdue a 36-28 halftime
advantage. CHA
hael A Bullock layup on a fast break with wardI
hit a 13:52 remaining ignited a 10-2 Purdue No. 15
spurt and the Boilermakers went on to attack
57 open a 20-point advantage. Ten g
The victory moved Purdue to 17-6 Illir
four overall, and 8-5 in the Big Ten. playe
rdue N'Eastern 76, Badge
first Ohio State 7 Ten.
way Nor
rn in EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (UPI) - nine f
ster- Andre LaFleur's 17-foot jumper with Ton
two seconds remaining yesterday witha
of 11 propelled Northeastern to a 76-74 vic- the Il

ver Ohio State in the nightcap of a
e-header at the Meadowlands.
Fleur, who scored 14 points, took a
rom Wes Fuller at the right of the
circle and his jumper swished
gh to give Northeastern, 14-8, its
consecutive victory. The Huskies
quandered a 17-point lead.
iois 68, Wisconsin 49
AMPAIGN (UPI) - Reserve for-
Ken Norman scored 17 points and
5 Illinois used a balanced scoring
k to defeat Wisconsin 68-49 in a Big
ame yesterday.
nois, which had three other
rs in double figures, improved to
and 8-5 in the conference. The
ers fell to 11-12 and 2-11 in the Big
man scored seven of Illinois'last
ield goals.
ny Wysinger, who left the game
an injury, scored 6 points to help
lini to a 31-19 halftime lead.

...So Shoot Me

By Joseph R. EWING


Winning the close ones...
.the mark o a great team
WI3AT if Michigan only beat Minnesota by two points yesteday afternoon,
that really doesn't matter. Forget about how the Golden Gophers, who
were totally humiliated last nfonth in Ann Arbor by the Wolverines, 97-56, led
for most of the contest. That doesn't change anything. Big deal if Michigan
shot a putrid 36.3 percent from the floor in the second half (42.2 percent for
the game). That's not what counts.
The thing that really counts is the tally mark in the win column, and how
the Wolverines were able to get it. What really matters is that Michigan was
able to grab a 'W' when it was looking like it was going to be handed an 'L'.
The fact that it might not have been the prettiest victory of the season
doesn't affect the Big Ten standings, or Michigan's bid for the NCAA playof-
fs. The fact that they survived the game does.
The win, coupled with a triumph in Iowa Thursday night and Michigan
State's upset of the Hawkeyes yesterday, opens up a huge margin between
the first-place Wolverines and the second-pluce Hawkeyes in the Big Ten.
race. Now all Bill Frieder's squad needs to do is come out on top three of
their final five games to win their first Big Ten title since 1977. The victory,
Michigan's 20th of the season, should also help Michigan keep its lofty spot in
the national rankings and insure'the Blue their first NCAA tournament birth
in eight years.
Remember Northwestern?
Although the Wolverines may have had to come from behind against the
eighth-place Gophers and may have blown some crucial opportunities
during the game, the mistakes they made were not indicative of their level of
ability or maturity. What indicated how good and how mature the
Wolverines are as a team is the fact that they were able to overcome those
mistakes and stage a comback against a Big Ten opponent. The Big Ten has
always been a tough league to win in. There have been several times in the
past when one of the lower teams in the standings has destroyed conference
title and NCAA dreams of one of the top teams with an upset. In fact, just last
year all Michigan needed to gain a spot in the NCAA tourney was to win their
final game at lowly Northwestern, but the Wildcats refused to die and sent
the Wolverines to the NIT instead.
"This is a great league," said Frieder. "All ten of those teams are capab-
le of beating you if you don't play well."
So just being able to make it through a game like yesterday's without
choking is an accomplishment in itself for the Wolverines. And it also shows
that they've taken another step on the road between being a good team and
being a great team - they've learned to stay in a game when they're losing.
A new experience
It's easy to win when you go into a ball game and dominate throughout the
contest, like Michigan has done most of the time this season. The hard part is
winning when you're not in control of the game, as was the case yesterday.
The way the Wolverines have done this is by taking every game seriously
and not letting their record or past performances go to their heads.
"If you've been around this league," said Frieder, "you know to take them
one at a time and not to look back at scores and rest on your laurels. Every
game is a new ball game and it really doesn't matter what's happened to you
You've got to be prepared for a game situation like the Wolverines faced
yesterday, you can't just walk into it blindly and expect to win. Needless to
say, the Wolverines were ready for the Gophers.
"I thought it was going to be a tough game," said Frieder. "I really did. I
think they've done a good job up here (at Minnesota). In the face of a little

Sooners down Tigers , - ,'

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - All-
American Wayman Tisdale and every
other Oklahoma starter scored in
double figures yesterday to power the
fourth-ranked Sooners past scrappy
Missouri 88-84 in a hard-fought Big
Eight Conference basketball game.
The Sooners' victory stretched their
record of consecutive Big Eight
regular-season victories to 23 and tied
Missouri's conference mark of 11
straight league road victories. The
Sooners are now 21-5 overall and 10-0 in
the Big Eight.
The Tigers erased a big first-half
deficit behind the torrid shooting of
senior forward Malcolm Thomas, who
scored a game-high 33 points.
A bucket by Darryl Kennedy gave
Oklahoma an 82-80 lead and, with 27
seconds remaining, Anthony Bowie
took a pass from Kennedy and hit a
short jumper for an 84-80 advantage.
Virginia 62,
Georgia Tech 55
Sophomore Tom Calloway scored a
season-high 16 points as Virginia built a
13-point halftime lead and was never in
serious trouble thereafter in surprising
No. 6 Georgia Tech 62-55 yesterday in

an Atlantic Coast Conference basket-
ball game.
The victory was only the second in 10
ACC games for Virginia, which im-
proved its overall record to 14-11.
Georgia Tech, which had won eight of
its last nine games, fell to 7-4 in the con-
ference and 18-5 overall.
Olden Polynice added 14 points and
Tom Sheehey 13 for the Cavaliers.
N.C. State 85,
North Carolina 76
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Anthony
"Spud" Webb scored nine of his 20 poin-
ts in the final five minutes as North
Carolina State broke a second-half tie
and pulled away to an 85-76 victory over
13th-ranked North Carolina yesterday
in Atlantic Coast Conference basket-
Webb scored on an inside jumper
with 5:19 left that enabled the Wolfpack
to tie the game 68-all.

Memphis State 70, Florida State 68
Duke 81, Notre Dame 69
Syracuse 76, Louisiana State 64
SMU 72, Louisville 64
Iowa State 72, Kansas 70
UNLV 99, California Irvine 89
Boston College 62. Villanova 61
Washington 60, Oregon State 45

Associated Press
University of Virginia's Mel Kennedy (21) goes to the hoop after getting
around Georgia Tech's Jack Mansell yesterday. Virginia won the game, 62-
55, upsetting the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets.

Trackmen take title over EMUS 1 04-76

The crowd at the Track and Tennis Building rose to
its feet to cheer on Chris Brewster as he glided over
the finish line to win the two mile run in yesterday's
Central Collegiate Championships.
Brewster's victory was not good enough to qualify
him for the NCAA Championships in that event, nor
was it even a record-breaking time, but it did lead the
Wolverines to a team championship in the sixteen
team field.
MICHIGAN dominated the final team standings
with 104 points. Eastern Michigan finished second
with 761/2.
Coach Jack Harvey admitted that the victory was a
pleasant surprise. "The team (Michigan) that ran
here today was a much different team than I've seen
in the last three weeks," he said.

by the Wolverine runners, was a one-two finish in the
5000 meter run. Dave Meyer won the event with a
time of 14:17.63 followed by teammate Bill Brady at
Junior Todd Steverson won the 600 yard run in 1:10.32
for the Blue, while Tom Wilcher managed to pull off
second place in the 60 yard high hurdles in 7.42 secon-
Bob Boynton and Ron Simpson recorded second
and fourth place finishes in the 880 yard run with
respective times of 1:52.72 and 1:54.12. Rollie Hudson
ran 2:12.20 for third in the 1000 yard run. According
to Harvey, the surprise of the meet was Scott
Crawford's fourth place in the high jump. Crawford
who jumped 6'10", was performing with an injured
hamstring muscle.
Harvey was oleased with his team's effort.

three meter diving events.
Michigan won the meet 66-47 and bettered their
record to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten, while Ohio
State drops to 6-6 and 3-2.
ADDING TO THE Wolverine win were standout4
performances by both Marc Parrish and Bruce Kim-
ball. Parrish rose to the occassion in the 400-yard in-
dividual medley, chalking up a 4:02.54 time, while
Kimball managed a third and first place finish in the
one and three meter events.
"The diving was at its best," said head swim coach
Jon Urbanchek. "Ferguson and Kimball deserve the
Urbanchek only echoed the sentiments of head
diving coach Dick Kimball who said that Ohio State
would be a tough competitor.
"OHIO STATE has some great divers," said Kim-s

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