vs. Chicago State
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
vs. Central Michigan
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
The Michigan Daily Monday, December 9, 1985 Page 8
TARPLEY AND GRANT LEAD 91-68 ROMP
Blue rocks socks Mocs
By ADAM MARTIN
It had to happen sooner or later. Af-
ter a sloppy, poor rebounding effort
last Wednesday against Youngstown
State, the Michigan basketball team
finally blew out a smaller, weaker
team, decisively trouncing Division II
Florida Southern, 91-68, Saturday at
Size and defense called the tunes for
the 6-0 Wolverines, who shot at a bet-
ter-than-respectable .628 clip in the
first half, while running up 10 steals
and 18 blocked shots for the game.
Redford ......... 19
Wade ............ 19
Tarpley ......... 23
Thompson ....... 18
Henderson ....... 17
Rice ............ 23
Gibas ........... 1
R A PF Pts.
4 0 1 12
8 0 1 7
6 0 3 19
4 12 4 14
2 3 0 2
6 0 0 9
7 1 2 14
2 1 2 2
3 1 1 4
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
44 25 14 91
"IN THE FIRST half, our intensity
and togetherness were great," said
satisfied Michigan coach Bill Frieder.
"Everything worked and the team
"(Michigan's) defensive effort and
their intensity won the game for
them," added Florida Southern coach
George Scholz. "Michigan's defense
prevented us from scoring in the
beginning. We had to get a bucket and
then cover it up, it was tough."
Nothing was tougher than the
Michigan defense in the first 11
minutes when the starters got most of
their relevant time. After the two
teams pulled even at two, the
Wolverines went on a 16-0 fast break
spurt, generated mainly by guard
Gary Grant's perimeter defense and
Michigan's running game.
"I WAS GETTING steals and my
big men were really running the
floor," said Grant, who pickpocketed
Southern five times. "Our big men
were beating their big men down the
floor, and creating a lot of good
situations for us."
One of those big men, Roy Tarpley,
created several situations himself,
swatting away 10 Moccasin shots and
fully intimidating Florida Southern.
With 9:15 left in the first half and
Michigan up by 22, the senior center
showed everyone in Crisler the essen-
ce of intimidation, blocking three
Florida shots on the same possession,
and then charging down the floor to
convert an Antoine Joubert alley-oop
into a righteous slam.
"EVERY GAME I do a different
thing," Tarpley said. "This time I had
a lot of blocked shots. They just kept
shooting it in my face so I had to keep
slapping it back."
"He had a lot of them scared to take
shots they normally would take," said
sixth-man Robert Henderson, who
contributed nine points in 17 minutes
Tarpley led all Michigan scorers
with 19 on seven-of-10 shooting from
the field and five-of-seven from the
MUCH OF THE big men's offense
came from ceaseless offensive
rebounding, which, according to for-
ward Rich Rellford, was a welcome
"We rebounded a lot more today, so
we sort of counteracted our perfor-
mance from Wednesday night (when
Michigan was outrebounded, 40-31),"
he said. "Size was the biggest thing.
We used it real good. We really
crashed the boards and got a lot of of-
To Florida Southern's credit, the
Moccasins hung tough, despite
playing against a better-than-20-point-
deficit most of the semi-contest.
Scholz was most impressed by . his
club's last 25 minutes, when the Mocs'
hustle at times frustrated the
IN THE SECOND half, the Moc-
casins managed to outscore the
Wolverines by five 44-39, and, in ef-
fect, Michigan could only trade
buckets with Florida Southern for 20
"I was happy with our play at the
end of the (first) half and in the
second half," said Scholz. "(William)
Wilcox (12 points) showed the rest of
the guys that you can play with a team
like Michigan. You may not beat 'em-
but you can play with 'em, despite
Junior forward John McNulty den-
ted the Michigan defense for 15 points
to lead all Moccasins and complement
Wilcox's work. 5-11 guard Jerry Johnt
son poured in 11, despite several
rejected efforts, and center Ted Ken-
nedy (no relation) had 10.
BUT WHATEVER Florida
Southern accomplished, it seemed
doomed from the start. Michigan for-
ward Butch Wade explained why.
"They ain't that big, and they ain't
that strong. We just overpowered
them inside," said Wade.
"They didn't lay down," added
Frieder. "They're scrappy and they
work hard, but we just did what we
wanted to do."
Totals.........200 39/72 13/19
McNulty......... 25 7/16 1/1
Kearney ........28 3/5 0/0
Kennedy.........19 4/7 2/2
Johnson........ 29 5/10 1/1
Gyori........... 28 0/7 0/0
Wilcox .........256/18 0/2
Holder........... 21 4/6 0/0
Luke.............14 1/2 0/0
Buckley, J.......6 1/4 0/0
Buckley, B....... 3 1/2 0/0
Hartje............2 0/0 0/0
Totals............200 32/77 4/6
Cougars blow in
Tonight, (Crisler Arena, 7:30
p.m.) Michigan battles Chicago
State, another non-conference
team. The Cougars were 16-11
last year as an independent,
and have eight lettermen retur-
ning from last season's team.
At home, Chicago State has won
its last 63 consecutive games,
and is touted as a dangerous
club. Again, however, Michigan
will enjoy a distinct size advan-
tage, as every Cougar but one
stands under 6-7.
13 15 68
Daily Photo by JAE KIM
Florida Southern's William Wilcox gets a hand on the ball as Michigan
forward Robert Henderson goes up for a score. Henderson had nine
points on the day, helping Michigan to a 91-68 victory.
Special to the Daily
' AWith outstanding individual efforts
FA6TORY CLOSEWUTs " from Scott Moore, Greg Nelson, Tony
Y. Angelotti and Mitch Rose, the men's
S o ort ng gymnastics team made a fine showing
at the Wisconsin Open on Saturday.
. ;!"" Moore was the top Wolverine per-
G IfTs! ~ former in both the floor exercise and
'U.the vault, scoring 9.2 and 9.3 respec-
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While no team scores were com-
663-6771 ., piled in the weekend tourney,
Michigan coach Bob Darden em-
phasized the importance of the tour-
nament in providing practice for in-
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Busted Broncos take 'M' on ice
By ADAM OCHLIS
According to his birth certificate,
Michigan hockey coach Red Berenson
aged another year Saturday night, but
he probably became an old man after
watching his Wolverines (5-11, 8th in
the CCHA) drop a pair of games to
Western Michigan this past weekend
by scores of 8-6 and 6-4.
Michigan had the perfect oppor-
tunity, and the break they so sorely
needed, to end what is now a six-game
losing streak and a 10 game road
losing streak when Bronco head coach
Bill Wilkinson suspended eight
regulars for violation of team rules
regarding the drinking policy. Sub-
sequently, Western played with only
15 players, three of which had yet to
see any ice time before the weekend.
Despite his team's failure to
capitalize on the situation, Berenson
questioned how shorthanded the
"It's been overdone," the birthday
boy said. "They're playing three
lines, we're playing three lines. And I
don't buy it.
"They spend half the night stalling
and the slow line changes and what
not. There were a lot of delays in the
game that took away any fatigue fac-
Friday's game in Kalamazoo was
classic 1985 Michigan hockey. Both
teams came out strong in the first
period, tallying two goals apiece
before the intermission. Tim Makris
played a decent 20 minutes in net for
the Wolverines, but with Berenson
rotating his three netminders period-
by-period since Ohio State two weeks
ago, freshman Mike Rossi replaced
Makris to start the second period.
As has been the custom all season,
"the period" as it is now called, did
the Wolverines in. The Broncos stam-
peded their way to five consecutive
goals, as Michigan stood around, ob-
viously impressed by how well
Western could skate and shoot.
Defenseman Wayne Gagne led the
barrage by notching his first of three
goals in the period (he added a fourth
later to go along with his 1 assist) af-
ter only 43 seconds had elapsed.
Then Western (12-6, third place in
the CCHA) went on to set records.
Four goals in a matter of 7:04 and
three in a span of 1:21 are all Bronco
"It seems that every time we get a
couple goals scored against us, we fall
apart," said left winger Tom Stiles.
"We've had a good first period in
just about every road game, but then
there is usually a point in the second
period where for some reason we find
ways to put ourselves in a hole," said
Berenson of "the period" in which the
Wolverines have been outscored 42-22.
A valiant Michigan comeback in the
third period made the score close, but
the Bronco lead was insurmountable.
Saturday's game in Ann Arbor was
an extremely well played classic, but
the fact remains, the Wolverines
failed to put a 'W' on the board.
With Bob Lindgren, who playeda
solid third period in net Friday, bet-
ween the pipes (Berenson admitted
Friday's game that the goalie rotation
is over for now), Michigan played a
strong 60 minutes.
As the dreaded second period ap-
proached with the Wolverines down 2-
1, Michigan fell into the usual pattern.
With only 5:14 gone in the stanza, the
Wolverines were down, you guessed
it, 4-2 after one goal each by Western's
Bob Worden and Dan Dorion. A
dominating left winger who proved he
is a definite player-of-the-year can-
didate, Dorion tallied two goals and*
seven assists in the series.
The Wolverines did not fall corm-
pletely into the second period collap-
se, however. Led by the heart and soul
of the team, Brad McCaughey,
Michigan tied the score at four on two
goals by the Ann Arbor native.
Western's winning goal in the third
period was scored by Jeff Wenninger
on a spectacular pass from Dorion
behind the net.
"It's a really big win especially withC
the eight guys out," said Dorion. "I
can't really believe it that we swept
them, but worse things have hap-
pened, right? (Michigan) has a really
good team, the only thing they're
lacking is a little goaltending."
Daily Photo by JAE KIM
Michigan right wing Billy Powers fights four Western Michigan defenders in Saturday's game at Yost Ice Arena.
Powers scored a goal in Friday night's 8-6 loss. The Wolverines also lost Saturday night, 6-4.
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