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January 15, 1987 - Image 8

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Page 8-- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, January 15, 1987



to avenge


MSU losses

(Continued from Pagei1)
a defeat would give the loser a 1-4
Big Ten record and bleak prospects
for winning the conference title.
Besides having identical conference
records, the two teams field similar
three-guard oriented teams.
Johnson has replaced the departed
Scott Skiles as the Spartans top
offensive threat. The Flint native
averages a team leading 23.5 points
per game and tallied 29 points in
Michigan State's win over Ohio
State Saturday.

"(Johnson) has been in pressure
situations before because he's a
senior," said Buckeye coach Gary
Williams. "He definitely knows
how to play the game and just goes
out and gets things done."
Senior Vernon Carr (11.7 ppg)
and freshman Kirk Manns (7.6) also
start in the backcourt. Sophomore
Todd Wolfe will see extensive duty
after his 15-point effort against
With experienced guard play on
both sides, the contest may be
decided in other areas.

game could well be decided by
which team's limited inside offense
or defense comes to play," said
Heathcote. "We almost mirror one
another in terms of how we play
and in terms of strengths and
Before the season, Heathcote
planned to bolster his inside game
by moving last season's starting
center Barry Fordham to power
forward and starting redshirt transfer
George Papadakos in the pivot. The
7-0 Papadakos (3.5 ppg) foiled
Heathcote's designs.

"We have been very disappointed
with George," said Heathcote. "He
has just not had the physical
strength and toughness to log much
playing time. We thought by now
he would be contributing more than
he has."
Michigan's inside game has been
contributing more recently. Center
Mark Hughes scored 11 points,
many coming from the outside in
Monday's loss to Indiana.
Unfortunately, Hoosier center Daryl
Thomas countered with 22 points
from the inside.
"I've told you all along we have

limitations on the inside," said
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder.
"It's getting better offensively. But
when you got your center who
should be a power forward and your
power forward who should be a
small forward, you have problems
against a great team like that

Michigan's biggest problem
heading into tonight's game is
coming back from the crushing
one-point defeat to Indiana.
"We have to bounce back
quickly and not worry what has
happened," said Frieder. "We have
to get our attitudes good and go out
and work hard."

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Backstroker Mike Creaser,
starting off the 400-yard medley
relay took the lead in the first
length of his swim and the men's
swim team never looked back,
overwhelming Oakland University
last night at Matt Mann Pool, 128-
"I thought (the meet) was a great
swim for Michigan," said senior
Dave Kerska.
The Wolverines, completely
dominated the meet as they took the
top three places in six events and
allowed the Pioneers only one first
place finish.
FOLLOWING the opening
relay, Bjeorn Warland, Bill Kopas,
and Jon Teppo took the top three
places in the 1650 as they raced
among themselves.
"I was really happy with the
distance men's performance
tonight," said head coach Jon
Urbanchek. "They were all under
16:00 and had good splits."
Lee Michaud, diving in his first
meet this season, led the Wolverine
divers to a sweep in the one meter
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about the performances.
"We're going to have to be a lot
better by Big Ten's," he said. "We
just need a few more meets to work
things out."
Another triple featured the
closest race of the night as Jan-
Erick Olsen touched out teammate
Brent Lang in the 200 individual
medley, 1:54.58 to 1:54.60. Olsen
also captured the 200 breast in a
Freshman Bill Hayes led the
divers to another 1-2-3 showing in
the three-meter diving with
Michaud and Mike Bayerl close
Junior Alec Campbell, along
with Dave Goch and Zeb Esselstyn,
turned in a "good effort" with
another sweep in the 200 fly
(1:53.6) making the score 100-32.
The 500 free again highlighted
Warland as the native Norwegian
swam to a 4:38.1 victory with
Michigan's Mats Nygren and Jon
Teppo close behind, 4:38.5 and
4:39.4, respectively.
The team travels to Ypsilanti
Friday to meet Eastern Michigan.

Portfolio review: Sunday, January 18, 1987.
Bring your own B&W photos. 5:00 P.M. at
Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard.
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