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rhe Michigan Daily
Memphis St. dumps Blue
With wire reprs Tigers eliminate 'M' from NIT
MSU still spells defeat for the
Michigan basketball team, though
his time it was Memphis State
University and not Michigan State
University that led to the
Michigan, which lost twice last
year against the in-state MSU, lost
a non-conference regular season
game for the first time since losing
at Tennessee in 1984.
The Tigers' 82-76 victory was
heir 39th straight at home, and
allows them to advance to the
Coca-Cola National Invitation
Tournament semifinals in New
York this Friday.
STARTING CENTER Marvin
Alexander led the team with 21,
giard Dwight Boyd had 18, guard
Vincent Askew and sixth man
Sylvester Gray each had 15.
Michigan was led again by Gary
Grant with 30 and Glen Rice with
Down 31-28 at halftime,
Memphis State roared to a 20-point
lead just past the halfway mark of
the second half before settling for,
the six-point victory against the
Michigan looked as if it would
take a six-point lead into the
lockerroom at halftime, but a three-
pointer at the buzzer by Boyd cut
the Tiger deficit to three.
MEMPHIS STATE came back
after intermission to score the first
four points and 10 of the first 12.
The Tigers never gave up the lead
the rest of the game.
A physical game from the start,
it looked much more like the style
of basketball Bill Frieder's
Wolverines have played the past
few years than did Friday's 115-107
victory against Bradley. That
seemed to help Michigan early as it
went up by eight points in the first
In the second half, however, a
combination of a less tenacious
Michigan defense, too many fouls,
and the inability to find Rice on
offense led to Michigan's downfall.
Memphis State went up early in
the first half, and led 8-5 after guard
John Wilfong scored on a feed from
forward Askew. But some rough
play under the eyes of lenient
referees seemed to put Michigan
into a Big Ten frame of mind, and
it dominated until just before the
FRIEDER QUESTIONED a
called charge on guard Grant, a non-
call that appeared to be a charge by
Askew, and a called pushing off on
center Mark Hughes.
After a break in the action,
Hughes rebounded a miss by
Alexander. Antoine Joubert fired up
a short jumper, and goaltending on
MSU forward Kenneth Moody
resulted in a 9-8 Michigan lead.
The Wolverines were able to go
up 17-10 with the help of two
jumpers by Rice, who scored 10
points in the first half to take up
where he left off Saturday night.
Michigan was able to extend its
lead to eight at 27-19, but let up
defensively in the final few minutes
1of the half.
The Wolverines next will take
on Ball State at Crisler Arena.
By DARREN JASEY
Sunday night Michigan goaltender Warren
Sharples entered foreign ground. For the
first time, head coach Red Berenson thrusted
im into the deadly realm of The Second Game
- the game that has tormented and demoralized
Michigan's other goaltender Glen Neary all
Michigan has not won The Second Game
all year. Berenson tried to change that by
inserting Sharples into The Second Game.
against Western Michigan Sunday night at Yost
The logic was sound. Sharples and Neary
ave alternated starts since the season began
ith Sharples getting the nod in game one and
Neary following up. Sharples backstopped the
Wolverines to a 4-3 victory in the first game
against the Broncos, raising his record to 4-3.
Neary's record stood at 0-6. So Berenson stayed
with the hot goalie.
"You always look for the win," said Neary
after Sunday's loss. "The team comes first and
the coaches thought that Warren played well (in
game one) and that it would carry over to the
ext game. It's the coaches' decision. If I were
the coach I would have done the same thing."
Berenson said, "You want to give them
experience and a chance to prove themselves,
Sharples plays two...
--- can't beat jinx
but on the other hand we want to win some Illinois-Chicago. The depleted squad lost 13-3.
games." Neary left sick after allowing seven goals in the
Winning games is something that Neary has first period.
yet to do for Michigan, but he has not had The Wolverines were on the brink of victory
mcuh help. His teammates have not provided in The Second Game two weeks in a row
him the support they have for Sharples. against the teams from Ohio, but suspicious,
"Glen hasn't been at fault for the games he Wolverine collapses led to overtime losses.
lost," said Sharples, hanging his head low after The Second Game even did its best to affect
Sunday night's defeat. a first game. Against Ferris State. It instilled
"Glen has been playing on the road (more) evil in the Wolverines and the Bulldogs. The
and we haven't played weli in front of him," result was a bench-clearing brawl that cost
said captain Jeff Norton. "You really have to Michigan the services of Norton for the next
feel sorry for him. We can't get him a win and week's first game, a 7-6 loss to Michigan
he's playing good." State.
But why do the Wolverines always play The most recent example of second-game
poorly in The Second Game? It's an sorcery came Sunday night with Sharples in the
unexplainable phenomenon. The Second Game net. Michigan and Sharples looked strong after
has been played only one more time on the road outscoring Western Michigan, 5-2, in the
than at home. second period. The Wolverines held a 6-4 lead
To add to the confusion, Neary said, going into the third period, and it looked as if
"Playing the second game is a lot better. You the Wolverines would finally win The Second
get to see who the sharpshooters are (in the first hGame.
game). That gives me a lot of advantage." But they didn't. Michigan played a shoddy
Whateve advantage Neary has never seems third period, allowing the Broncos to score four
to materialize. Indeed, Neary has been the unanswered goals.
number-one victim of The Second Game - a Now that Sharples' name has been etched
game that has played dirty tricks on him and the into the lore of The Second Game, Berenson is
team all season. not sure who will play next Saturday night
For starters, it brought about a terrible against Lake Superior State. The first game
sickness that dampened the team's chances at will probably have a lot to say about that.
Daily Photo by PETE ROSS
Gary Grant, shown here against Bradley, led all Michigan scorers for the
second straight game. Despite his effort, the Wolverines lost, 82-76.
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C CHA Standings
(Overall)..........w L T
Mich. State (12-1-1).........11 1 0
Bowling Green (11-2-1).....9 2 1
Lake Superior (9-4-1) ...8 3 1
Western Mich. (7-7). 6 6 0
Wilinois-Chicago (7.6-1)...5 6 1
Ohio State (4.9-1)..........4 7 1
MICHIGAN (4.10 ......4 10 0
Ferris State (4-11)..............4 10 0
Miami (3-11)......................3 9 0
5. Bowling Green..........11
7. St. Lawrence........5....
10. Lake Superior State .....9
M. Posma, WMU.......12
B. Shibicky, MSU. ..12
Pa. Lowden, FSC............14
R. Bryden, WMU.............12
WMPL Hockey Poll
(first place votes).........W L T Pts
1. North Dakota (9)..........12 2 0 99
2. Michigan State (1).......12 1 1 85
3. Minnesota.....................11 3 0 71
4. Boston College.............8 .2 0 65
B. Jones, UM ........14 10
P. Polillo, WML L. 12 7
W. Gagne, WMU.............12 7
M. Messier, MSU...........12 14
K. Miller, MSU..............12 7
P. Ysebaert, BGU............12 11
Greenlay, LSS.. 6
Essena, MSU. 7
Exelby, BGU..... 7
Depinto, U1C.... 4
Horn, WMU....... 9
EVANSTON (AP) - In a
dramatic turnaround from last
month, when interim Northwestern
University football coach Francis
Peay withdrew himself from
consideration as regular football
coach, Peay agreed late yesterday to
accept the positon as head football
coach under a five-year contract.
Doug Single, Northwestern's
director of athletics and recreation,
announced Peay's appointment at
the school's season-end football
"All of us at Northwestern are
delighted that Francis will continue
the fine leadership of our football
program that I have seen this year,"
Under Peay's guidance, the
Bowling Green 5, Ferris State 3
Lake Superior St. 5, Illinois-Chi. 4
Ohio State 11, Miami 3 (OT)
Michigan State 3, Maine 3 (OT)
MICHIGAN 4, Western Michigan 3
Ferris State 6, Bowling Green 3
Lake Superior St. 4, Illinois-Chi. 2
Ohio State 6, Miami 5
Michigan State 4, Maine 0
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