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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 28, 1986 FRIEDER'S FIND FROM FLINT SHINES
Rice checks in as reshman role player

By ADAM MARTIN
Glen Rice - Michigan basketball's
newest addition - is caught in the
middle.
Because of his surprisingly solid
play this year, Rice can be considered
a member of the Roy Tarpley-Butch
Wade-Rich Rellford era. But Rice, as
a freshman, represents the future of
Michigan basketball. Along with
veteran guards Gary Grant and An-
toine Joubert, Rice and a new clan of
Wolverine big men must emerge next
year if Michigan's success is to con-
tinue.
Rice of course has already
emerged, or surfaced at least. In 18
games the freshman from Flint has
averaged 6.9 points per game with
2.7 rebounds, and had provided head
coach Bill Frieder_ with offense,
speed, and rebounding off the bench
when the team needed a swift kick.
"I'll tell you what," said Freider,
"Rice means a lot. You can point to
three or four games that if it wasn't
for his performance, we probably
wouldn't have won.
"Comes in off the bench and hits those
two or three quick ones against Pur-
due (Rice sank three jumpers and a
tip-in in the first half), and how about
the two quick baskets against
Georgia Tech. You can just go on and
on. He's been productive and a big
reason for our success."
Rice's dilemma stems from his
position and his success. The ; 6-7

forward enjoys the role he plays for
the current Wolverine edition, but he
has a future to worry about also. As a
prized recruit, he almost has a
responsibility toward the
year afdter.
"I bring (the future) up
sometimes," Rice said. "I just sort of
sit back and think about what it's gon-
na be like next year.
"But then I try not to think about it
too much, until after the season."
Rice has plenty of time to think
about and work on his game, and he
knows better than anyone that he
must work hard to become a Big Ten
caliber starting forward. With his
drive, being a middle-man doesn't
hurt Rice; he has time and space to
improve.
But Rice also has a major respon-
sibility toward this year's 17-2, tied-
for-first-place-in-the-conference
Wolverines, and right now, his im-
mediate responsibilities are most im-
portant.
According to Freider, Rice under-
stands his role, and fills it. "(The role
Rice is playing) is what surprised me,
" said the sixth-year head coach. "I
thought we might have a kid who says
'I'm better than so-and-so, I should be
playing more'.
And yet he has stayed away from
the outsiders. He knows its a team
game, he knows there are three
seniors in the front line ahead of him.
He's accepted it, and as a result he's
been ready when called on."

Last year's Mr. Basketball from
Flint Northwestern High isn't as
happy. "I like the role I'm playing," he
said, "I'm sort of satisfied with the
way I'm playing, but I feel I could do a
whole lot better if I really put my
mind to it."
Rice's cerebral contribution becomes
clear in practice everday at Crisler
Arena, where he works, and works,
and works, hoping to learn what it
takes to attain greatness.
"I've been dreaming at times," he
said. "Sometimes. I've been wanting

to go out there and dunk like Michael
Jordan."
But instead of flying through the
air, Rice deals with reality- his
defense - where he knows he must
make fundamental changes.
"I get into the habit of where I've
been reaching with hands, and the
coaches are telling me to work on my
foot work," he said. "I usually foul
when I reach with my hands."
Where Rice has been more than
adequate is offense. He represents a
significant outside threat for opponen-
ts, and must be boxed out of the paint

or hell sky for a rebound. His 57.9
field goal percentage is second only to
Rellford's 58.3.
"I don't like him, he's dangerous,"
said Purdue coach Gene Keady.
"He's one of the most impressive
freshmen in the league, and he's a
limitless talent."
The limits Rice has yet to break are
mental. The flashes of brilliamce he
showed in non-conference contests in
Big Ten competition have waned
because the pressure forced him to
alter his game.
"It (the Big Ten-type game) was
tough for me, " Rice said. "I hadn't
really ever been in that situation

before. I noticed myself hesitating
when I got the ball. Like when I
hesitate about shooting, I was always
missing."
"When he gets the ball, it looks like
maybe he's a little disoriented," ad-
ded senior Robert Henderson. "It'll
come. He's a good player, but he's a
freshman, and all freshmen are going
to have some problems."
Problems, however, have not ham-
pered Rice from making a significant
contribution this year. While he
resol-ves them, Rice's problems sim-
ply solidify his "I am the future, but the
team needs me now" position.

4

Brewster rips mark;
3 runners to NCAAs.

LS & A SCHOLARSHIP
LSA Scholarship applications for Spring-Summer
1986 and Fall-Winter 1986-87 are now available
In 1220 Angell Hall.
To qualify for scholarship consideration, a student must be an LSA
undergraduate and have completed one full term in LSA. Sophomores
must have a U of M grade point of 3.7 or better and Juniors and Seniors
must have a GPA of at least 3.6. The awards are based on financial
need and on academic merit.

By EMILY BRIDGHAM
Although recovering from an
illness, Michigan's Chris Brewster
not only managed to run in Saturday's
Western Michigan Relays but
proceded to blast away the meet
record in the 3000 meter run and
qualify for the nationals. Brewster
was joined by teammates Omar
Davidson and Todd Steverson, who
also qualified for the NCAAs in the
500-meter dash, making Saturday's
meet a real success story for the thin-
clads.
"We definitely had a great day,"
said Assistant track coach Mike Shea.
"We expected this meet to be low-key
as far as performances go and really
didn't expect to qualify this many
people so early in the season.''
CLOCKED AT 1:02.04 and 1:02.15,
Davidson and Steverson grabbed first
and third respectively in the 500-
meter dash. These two later com-
bined efforts as the final legs in the
winning 1600-meter relay with a time
of 3:12.63.
Brewsters brilliant showing in the
3000-meter run placed him past
Marquette's Ken Hanson who was
third in nationals last year.
Brewster's time of 8:01.10 easily
destroyed the meet record of
Eastern's Roger Jones who ran it in
8:12.31 in 1979.
Also running the distance for
Michigan was freshman John Scherer
who supplied a Michigan first in the
5000-meter run in 14:33.84, marking
his first collegiate win for the
Wolverines.
Junior Butch Starmack easily out
flew the others in the triple jump win-
ning the event with a distance of 49'-
2"

"He was head and shoulders above
the others in all phases of his jump,"
said Shea. "He is a real success
story."
Flying over the hurdles for the
Wolverines, Thomas Wilcher crushed
any opposition in the 55-meter high
hurdles, clocking a time of 7:28
almost half a second faster than the
rest of the pack.
Seniors key women
Lead by veterans' Debra Bradley,
Angie Hafner, Sue Schroeder and
Chris Tuerk the women thinclads bur-
st to their season with fine showings at
the Eastern Michigan Invite last
Friday and the Rozemont-Horizon In-
vite on Sunday.
"The success of our season will lie
with the performance of our seniors,"
said head coach James Henry. "If the
senior come through the rest will
follow."
Bradley proved coach Henry
correct by winning the 300-meters,
grabbing second in the triple jump at
35'2", and placing sixth in the 55-
meter dash on Friday. Bradley con-
tinued to roll on Sunday, again taking
first in the 300-meters:
In the field events, Michigan
mangaged to claim first in both the
high and long jump.
Hafner flew to a height of 5'6" on
Friday to cap the event, and took
second on Sunday with 5'7".
Following Hafner's lead, Chris
Tuerk long jumped 17'4" on Friday
and 17'2" on Sunday to take first and
second respectively.
In addition, Sue Schroeder won the
1500-meters with a time of4:25.2.
EMILY BRIDGHAM

Daily Photo by STEVE WISE
Freshman forward Glenn Rice drives to the hoop earlier thisTseason
against Ohio State. Now a role player, Rice is looking to contribute even
more as the season progresses.

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By CHRISTIAN M. MARTIN
Last weekend the Michigan swim team finished
second to Indiana by a narrow twenty points in the
Purdue Invitational Tournament, a meet
highlighted by questionable officiating.
The two day extravaganza, which featured such
Big Ten swim lumnaries as Michigan, Indian, Pur-
due, Ohio State, and Michigan State, was not
decided until late on the final day, and even then
was shrouded by controversy.
"WE HAD a pretty good confrontation with In-
diana. Down there you have to fight the elements.
On the road you always go against a bench official,"
said Michigan head coach Jon Urbanchek. "We lost
40 points easy to penalties and disqualifications and
only lost the meet by 20 points. We took it on the
chin down there. But we will chalk it up to ex-
perience."
Indian coach Doc Councilman added, "There was
definitely a break in the rules in three individual
events. But they can't catch 'em all. It is like in
basketball there are some bad calls but things even
out. Anyway the officials were from Purdue, and
there is no love lost between Indiana and Purdue, it
would be like MSU officials going for Michigan."
Despite the controversy, the Michigan team

Tankers place 2nd]

INDIANA, OFFICIALS SINK WOLVERINES:

swam exceptinally well, and although it finished
second in the meet to Indiana, Urbanchek felt, "We.
gained on everybody this week."
MICHIGAN WAS led by senior Marc Parrish,who
won the 400-meter individual medley with a time of
a3:59.84 and the 200-meter breast stroke in
2:04.54; and by freshman Marty Moran, who won
the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly and combined
on the 400-meter medley with Mike Crease, Jan-
Erik Olsen and David Kerska.
Looking ahead to the prestigious Big Ten cham-
pionship at the end of February Urbanchek said,
"Our times superseed any-thing I expected. We are
way ahead of last year with times. I think Indiana,
Iowa and Michigan are all very close. We may have
the edge on paper, but, I think Iowa will be the team
to beat."
A sentiment that Indiana coach Councilman
echoed, "Michigan has a very, very, good team. I
think the Big Ten will be a real race between In-
diana, Michigan and Iowa. Michigan has the best
team they've had in years, I was impressed."
Women split weekend
Although the win-loss record from the weekend
would indicate one victory and one disappointment,

mntourney
in the eyes of Michigan womens' coach Jim Richar-
dson the venture was a success. The Wolverines
split a weekend road series with Illinois and In-
diana.
First they beat The Fighting Illini 83-57, on the
back of strong preformances by Suzy Rabbi, who
won the 100, 200, and combined with three others to
win the 200 yard freestyle relay. They then traveled
to Bloomington to face the rugged Hoosiers whom
they took to the limit in a very close 74-66 decision.
"WE HAD a very solid two days of swimming. I
can't complain about where we are," said Michigan
head coach Jim Richardson, "They (Michigan)
really surprised me in their ability to stay close."
True to form, all year Richardson has been more,
concerned with the team's preformance concerning
their potential despite the team they faced.
"We have to be concerned with swimming fast.
Swimming is not like football or basketball where
you can stop the other team," he said.
Richardson is concerned with the possibility of
burnouat on his team that only fields 12 swimmers
compared to the usual 20 to 21 that most Big Ten
teams carry. And he thinks it affects them in the
ratings.
-CHRISTIAN M. MAJITIN

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Georgetown 69
Providence 54
PROVIDENCE,R.I. (AP) - David
Wingate scored 20 points to lead 12th-
ranked Georgetown to a 69-54 Big
East Conference victory over
Providence College last night.
Georgetown took a 4-2 lead within th
first two minutes and was never
behind. The Hoyas took only 19 shots
in the first half, but made 13 of them,
and were up 35-25 at the break.
Reggie Williams got 11 of his 13 points
in the first half and Wingate con-
tributed 10 points.
Georgetown's zone defense limited
the Friars to one field goal in the final
seven minutes of the first half and to
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