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WOLVERINES GAIN YEARSFIRST NCAA BID
By TIM MAKINEN
Bobby Knight tried over spring break
o rearrange the furniture in Indiana's
Assembly Hall, only to earn a one game
suspension for his reckless interior
design. Meanwhile, the Georgetown
Hoyas ripped apart the number-one
ranked Redmen of St. John's in a
hyped-up, heavily promoted national
But the most important basketball
news came quietly out "of Ann Arbor.
Last Thursday night, Bill Frieder's
Michigan Wolverines captured the Big
Ten Championship, bringing the title
back to Ann Arbor for the first time sin-
SUCCESSIVE victories against
Michigan State and Wisconsin sealed
the conference championship, while an
additional win on Saturday against
Northwestern boosted Michigan's con-
secutive victory streak to 14 games and
set a single season record for the
Michigan (14-2 in the Big Ten, 23-3
overall) also became the first team in
the nation to qualify officially for the
In the first half of the clincher against
Wisconsin, though, the Wolverines did
not appear to be a tourney-tuned team.
Sloppy play on Michigan's part and a
stiff Wisconsin zone kept the game
tight, and the teams went into the in-
termission with the score knotted at 34.
THE BADGERS could not sustain down-to-the-wire 75-73 win over t
their intensity in the second half, cross-state rival Spartans in hot a
however, and the Wolverines gradually humid Jenison Field House. T
pulled away to a convincing 88-68 vic- Wolverines appeared to have the gar
tory. Michigan center Roy Tarpley led under control with 3:52 to play wh
the Blue with 21 points while freshman Grant's pair of free throws builtt
Gary Grant contributed 19 markers and Blue lead to 11 points, 61-50.
10 assists, MICHIGAN State mounted a furi
With just under a minute left in the comeback behind the shooting of gu
contest, a banner was unfolded which ds Scott Skiles and Sam Vincent, only
hailed the victors and the sellout Crisler see its hopes dashed when Skiles'
Arena crowd rose to its feet to cheer the foot shot at the buzzer missed its ma
champions. The Big Ten title belonged Vincent was virtually unstoppable w
to the Wolverines. 34 points, while Antoine Joubert, bei
"I don't think anybody would have disciplined for missing a practi
given us any kind of chance of (winning came off the bench to pace Michig
the Big Ten) after our Indiana game with 18 points.
here," said Frieder, referring to the The Northwestern contest,
season-opening 25-point loss to the relatively easy 87-66 win for t
Hoosiers. "But (after) the Indiana Wolverines, was memorable not for a
game, bouncing back the way we did one play - although Grant did give
against Ohio State, the win at Purdue tremendous alley-oop pass to Richa
after a tough loss at Illinois, coming Rellford - but rather as the last ho
from behind to win in triple overtime at game for seniors Leslie Rockymore a
home (against Iowa), winning con- Gerard Rudy.
sistently on the road, all of those things ROCKYMORE started the contest
are the reasons we won." route to an 11-point performance, a
"But we came out on top. Our kids Rudy saw his first and only action of t
deserve a world of credit because season, having been hobbled with
they're the ones who did it. They didn't stress fracture in his foot for most of t
fold when they developed a little lead to year.
get somebody else back in the picture." Both players received standit
Michigan began the break with a ovations as did the champion squad.
Frieder and Tarpley land
a large load of .laurels
From wire reports
The Wolverines' gig Ten basketball
championship is becoming just one
award in what could be a crowded 1985
Michigan trophy case.
Coach Bill Frieder has been selected
as NCAA District 4 Division I Coach of
the Year and Roy Tarpley, the
Wolverines' leading scorer, Player of the
ear by the U.S. 'Basketball
DICK FENLON of the Columbus
Dispatch, chairman of the District 4
'Selection Committee, said Tarpley,
Michigan's junior center averaging 19.4
points, and Indiana Olympian Steve
Alford, a 6-2 sophomore guard
averaging 18 points per game, were the
top vote-getters in the district.
Also named to the District 4 squad
were Alfredrick Hughes of Chicago
Loyola, the -nation's leading scorer;
Tyrone Corbin of DePaul, Sam Vincent
of Michigan State, Uwe Blab of Indiana,
Efrem Winters of Illinois, Ron Stokes of
Ohio State, Ron Harper of Miami Ohio
:and Dan Palombizio of Ball State.
Tarpley was also named Big Ten
player of the week by the Associated
Press yesterday for the third time this
TARPLEY helped the Wolverines
... named region's best
oclinch the conference title last Thur-
sday when he scored 21 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds in an 88-68 win
On Saturday, the 6-foot-11 Detroit
native also scored 21 points and pulled
down 14 rebounds, as Michigan blasted
Also receiving consideration for
player of the week was senior guard
Sam Vincent of Michigan State. Vince-
nt, the league's leading scorer at over
23 points per game, scored a total of 46
points, and added 10 assists, against
Wisconsin and Northwestern last week.
Those numbers helped Vincent share
the third award Tarpley received last
night, United Press International's
Player of the Week.
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Daily Photo by BRAD MILLS
Roy Tarpley puts up a fadeaway jumper over the outstretched arm of
Michigan State's Ken Johnson. Tarpley's 15 points helped the Wolverines top
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