The Michigan Daily
Tuesday, December 9, 1986
Friday and Saturday, 7:30
Yost Ice Arena
Bill Frieder 'Invite'
'M' OFFENSE INEPT IN UPSET
The Western Michigan Broncos
may be surprised to learn that they
expected to play Kent State
tonight at Crisler Arena at 7:30 in
the finals of the Bill Frieder
"Next week is my
tournament," the Michigan coach
said last Saturday. "We're playing
Western in the first round, but
Kent State isn't playing anybody.
They got a bye. They are going to
play the winner, which hopefully
will be Michigan. If we don't win
Monday night, then we are going
to bring in Western to play Kent
Jokes aside, the Wolverines
will battle the 3-1 Golden
Flashes. -Rick Kaplan
University of Michigan
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By JEFF RUSH
A late Michigan rally fell just
short of overcoming a 16-point
second-half lead by Western
Michigan last night as the Broncos
upset the Wolverines 62-59 at
A three-point basket with four
seconds left by Western guard Steve
Amundson broke the 59-59 tie.
Antoine Joubert's last-second
attempt to tie was off the mark,
leaving the Broncos with their first
win of the season against three
Michigan (4-2) had fought back
from a 47-31 deficit to go up 57-
53, but Western then ran off six
straight points. Grant fed Glen Rice
for a slam to tie the game at 59
with 50 seconds left.
The Broncos then let the clock
Min FG/A FT/A3R A PF TP'
Joubert 40 7/17 0/0 3 4 3 14
Rice 31 1/10 0/0 13 2 3 2
Hughes 16 3/5 1/2 7 1 3 7
Grant 37 6/17 1/2 3 3 4 16
Th'pson 22 2/5 0/0 2 2 4 6
Oo'baan7 1/2 0/0 0 1 1 2
Griffin 22 3 5 0/0 0 0 * 6
Vaught 6 1/5 0/0 6 1 0 2
Kramer 19 2/3 0/0 0 1 1 4
Team Rebounds 3
Totals 200 26/69 2/4 42
Min FG/A FT/A R
James 38 5/13 4/7 9
Amunsn 38 5/9 0/0 5
B'mg't 29 29 8/12 6
St'back 40 2/6 1/2 1
Bolden 36 3/10 1/2 9
Riik'n 11 2/4 0/1 2
Mahaley 8 0/1 0/0 1
Team Rebounds 3
15 19 59
Totals 200 25/55 9/17 35 9 11 62
Three-point goals: WMU - Amundson,
2/4; Bolden, 1/4. UM - Thompson, 2/5;
Grant, 3/8; Joubert, 0/3; Kramer, 0/1;
Scoring 1 2 T
WMU 34 28 62
MICHIGAN 28 31 59
run down before Amundson sank
"WE WERE not going to call
a timeout and allow Michigan to
decide how they were going, to
,defense us down the stretch," said
Western coach Ven Payne.
"Any one of our kids could have
taken that shot. We executed really
Amundson explained that his
shot came off a set-up play that
would have allowed any of the five
Broncos on the floor to take the
"If Randy (Bolden) was open at
the top he would have taken it,"
said Amundson. "But he saw me
open, so he passed it."
The wide-open Amundson
swished it through the net for a
three-pointer from the left side.
THE WIN was anything but
lucky, according to Wolverine
coach Bill Frieder.
"We didn't shoot well to begin
with and you have to be able to
shoot the ball in to have a chance,"
said Frieder. "That and our problem
guarding (center Tony) Baumgardt
inside was the balgame."
Baumgardt led the Broncos with
19 points, all coming from the
inside at the expense of Michigan's
young frontline. The 6-9
sophomore recorded his highest
scoring effort of the season.
"Coach (Payne) talked to us this
afternoon about exploiting their
inside game because they were so
inexperienced," said Baumgardt after
the game. "I knew I'd get the ball
but I didn't know I'd get it that
"They were looking for him,"
said Michigan center Mark Hughes.
"They were moving the ball real
well, passing it around and
reversing it and catching him down
low, and we were having trouble
with our weak-side help."
FRIEDER SAID his front-
line players "are all having
problems defensively with the big
Michigan didn't get much help
on offense from the three-guard
combo that scored 84 points against
"Garde (Thompson) didn't hit the
shots and Gary (Grant) and Antoine
(Joubert) didn't hit enough of
be a significant
year for the
iaH Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Michigan center Mark Hughes (55) battles Western Michigan's Tony
Baumgardt for possession of the bill last night's game at Crisler Arena.
The Wolverines were upset by the Broncos, 62-59.
them," said Frieder.
The three scored 36 points
between them. Grant led the team
with 16, Joubert had 14, and
Thompson had six. The low output
didn't hurt Payne's feelings.
"There are three guys on that
floor that worry me - Thompson,
Joubert, and Grant," said Payne.
"Anytime the ball is in one of their
hands, that's bad. Anytime it's in
someone else's, that's good."
Payne said it was in Western's
game plan to leave Rice virtually
unguarded. The sophomore forward
responded by shooting one-of-10
from the field.
MICHIGAN'S offense was
absent from the start. When the
Wolverines weren't shooting the
ball (and missing), they were
throwing it away or fouling
Thompson, coming off his best
game ever as a Wolverine, threw
the ball away twice early and
committed his third foul of the
game with 4:20 left in the first
half. He sat out until after
Michigan went up by five three
times in the first half, leading 7-2,
18-13, and 20-15, but sloppy play
prevented the Wolverines from
stretching the lead any farther.
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By SHELLY HASELHUHN
The women's basketball team
clinched third place honors at the
Investors' Classic this past weekend
in Charlottesville, Virginia behind
second-place St. Johns' and tourney
host and champ Virginia.
Michigan (3-1) started off on the
wrong foot with a humiliating loss
to the sixth-ranked Cavaliers 74-39.
The combination of Virginia's
rebounding and Michigan's poor
shooting put the Wolverines into
an early hole. The team shot an
average of 24 percent, and
Michigan's top scorer in the game,
junior Lorea Feldman, was held to a
mere 12 points. The Cavaliers
dominated the Wolverines with 10
steals and 56 rebounds to
Michigan's 35 rebounds.
"Virginia is the best team we've
played in my three years at
Michigan," commented head coach
Bud VanDe Wege. "Their defense
made it very difficult for us to
THE WOLVERINES re-
grouped for a victory in the
consolation game, defeating
Virginia Commonwealth 70-47. It
was Feldman who took charge with
...impressed by Cavaliers
basketball teams, came up:
penniless against the Wolverines:
VCU just committed too many-'
turnovers in the game (20) to stay:
above water. Likewise, in the first.
half Michigan's started dismally,'
shooting only 33 percent.
"We didn't play real well in the
first half, but we came on strong in
the second half, and started to do the:
things we're capable of doing. It:,