Page 8- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 2, 1986
By ADAM OCHLIS
It was an old fashioned blow
Michigan basketball fans, who
had listened to coach Bill Frieder
gripe for the last three weeks that
his Wolverines couldn't play
defense, shoot, or play with
emotion were treated to a clinic, as
Michigan pounded on a hopeless
Ball State team, 90-57, at Crisler
Arena last night.
This one was never in doubt.
After Mark Hughes replaced Loy
Vaught with Michigan leading, 8-5,
the Wolverines ran off 32 of the
next 39 points, including runs of
12-0, 11-2, and 9-3. The Cardinals
didn't score their tenth point until
4:16 was left in the half. At that
point, Michigan (2-1) had tallied
GARY GRANT led the
barrage, scoring 14 of his team-
high 24 in the first 20 minutes
while holding Ball State's best
player, Derrick Wesley, to five
points on one-for-ten shooting in
the first half.
Garde Thompson, who showed
no effects of a knee injury that kept
him out of last week's game
against Memphis State, chipped in
with eight points in the half,
including two three-point shots.
Michigan stormed to a 46-19 lead at
the break, shooting 69 percent from
the, field as opposed to 22 percent
Grant, Rice play
games with Cards
for the Cardinals. Michigan switched from a man-to-
"In the first half, we played the man defense to a 1-3-1 half-court
best we've played all year and that zone trap. Grant put ferocious
includes practice, scrimmages, and pressure on the ball, causing Ball
games," said Frieder. "We played State into numerous turnovers and
with some poise. We got good easy fast break buckets.
shots. We didn't take bad shots. We THOMPSON began the 12-0
ran the offense. We worked run with a three-pointer. Grant (9-
defensively and we were decent on 11 shooting) followed a Cardinal
the boards." travelling violation with an 18-
All .that was left in the second footer, and Thompson (10 points)
half was to wait for Wolverine hit another three pointer, forcing
forward Glen Rice (22 points, 14 in Ball State's coach, Al Brown, to
the second half) to connect on one call a timeout.
of his crowd-pleasing, two-handed A steal by Rice led to a layup by
tomahawk dunks. And with 6:18 Antoine Joubert (12 points), who
left in the contest, the Flint native then stole the inbounds pass and fed
did just that, bringing those fans Grant for another easy basket to put
remaining from an announced the game out of reach.
11,415 to their feet. "(During the timeout) Frieder
The game started slowly as Ball told us to play aggressively and to
State tried to contain tempo and lull push the action to them," said
the Wolverines to sleep. On their Hughes, who scored a career high
first three posessions, the Cardinals nine points. "He saw that they were
didn't attempt a shot, or even begin just holding the ball and we have
to run their offense, until only 10 such quick guards in Grant and
seconds remained on the 45-second Thompson that we were able to
shot clock. pressure them into mistakes."
But after a timeout with 11:55 "We weren't able to handle their
left in the half, and after Frieder change in defense - that was the
inserted Hughes into the lineup, difference in the ballgame," said
Brown. "We had not seen that trap,
and we had not had an opportunity
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON.
Michigan's Antoine Joubert (11) dribbles past David Eha (23) of Ball State during the second half of the
Wolverines' 90-57 trouncing of the Cardinals last night. Rebounding from a pre-season knee injury, Joubert.
aided the winning cause by scoring 12 points and adding seven assists.
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Play a real schedule...
...Vitale hates cream puffs
By SCOTT G. MILLER
T he parade of stiffs has begun at Crisler
Arena. Creatures from the movie Night of the
Living Dead are not marching through Ann
Arbor, but some of the worst teams in college
basketball are coming to town.
In a month that could be termed "destructive
December," Michigan faces a potpourri of
powerhouses. Ball State, Central Michigan,
Illinois-Chicago, Western Michigan, Kent
State, Bowling Green, and Northern Michigan
compose the majority of the Wolverines' bum-
of-the-week pre-Big Ten schedule.
Critics of this schedule are more vocal than
President Reagan detractors. The Daily wanted
to question all-world expert, political science
professor Raymond Tanter on the schedules'
relevance to East-West political balance. Tanter,
however, unexplainably could not be reached for
So the Daily tried to contact the world's
foremost basketball guru, Dick Vitale. Calling
the country's most popular toll-free number
"Dial Dick Vitale," this reporter got nothing
but busy signals. The conversation probably
would have gone as follows:
"Dick, would you comment on Michigan's
"Bill Frieder and Jimmy Boeheim
(Syracuse's coach) are you listening? Get those
cream puffs off your schedules and don't be
afraid to lose in December."
"But Dick, the Wolverines need these easy
victories to get to the NCAA tournament."
"HEeeey baby, playing tough teams in
December makes a club battle-tested for the
"But Dick, Michigan players aren't taking
these teams lightly. Many of them are trying to
show they deserve starter status during the Big
"Michigan played Ball State last night. It's
like a beauty contest between me and Robert
Redford. I win hands down every time. Are you
going to try to tell me anything can be proven
against a team that defeated St. Mary's of
Orchard Lake, 79-76, the night before?
COoome on baby, be serious.
"The Glen Rices of the. world need
competition if they want to make Dickie V's
all jam team. Rice is from that basketball
hotbed FLiiint, Michigan."
"But Dick, coach Frieder can't travel f* in
December because of exams. At Michigan, a
player's eligibility must be recertified in
January. Other schools only have to certify
their players in September."
"COooooome on baby, I have miy scouts n
Ann Arbor. A fellow professor of hoopology
tells me the Wolverines have a game against
Bowling Green during exam week. At least
Frieder is bringing his club to the Great Alaska
Shootout next season."
"But Dick, don't you think Frieder is
waiting until next season to play a 'harder
schedule because his team will be better?"
"Sure, but this year's guys need experience
too. I can hardly wait to see those members of
my all-intramural team, Rumeal Robinson and
Terry Mills, see their first college action."y
Michigan guard Gary Grant (25) cans an early three-pointer which
helped the Wolverines explode to a 46-19 halftime lead over Ball State.
Michigan cruised to victory in the,
leading 24 points.
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Smith 29 6/10
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Eha 19 1/2
Nichols 17 0/1
Haynes 19 2/4
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