Page 10 -The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, December 2, 1987
Underdogs to shoot
BGSU comes to Crisler tonight
By JEFF RUSH
Somewhere along the line,
Michigan basketball coach Bill
Frieder decided to get even.
Tired of being the grimacing,
grainy-voiced little guy among
basketball's giants, Frieder himself
has established a tradition of pick-
ing on those smaller than him.
It's December in Ann Arbor,
which means it's time for the an-
nual parade of lightweights through
Crisler Arena, each hoping to land a
lucky punch to knock out the big,
bad Michigan Wolverines. Most
likely Michigan will beat these
teams so badly that the losers
barely will be able to pick up their
check on the way out.
Is that Frieder cackling some-
where among the ceiling beams at
OK, TO BE FAIR, it should
be pointed out that Frieder keeps
his team home in December for a
reason - his players, like everyone
else on campus, are finishing
classes and worrying about exams.
And since Frieder isn't willing to
travel anywhere in December, no
big name teams are willing to'
travel here. So who ends up in Ann
.Bowling Green - No, this is
not a phrase that was coined to de-
scribe Earl Anthony's winnings on
the professional bowlers' tour.
-(Fill in the, blank) Michigan
University - As in Central, East-
ern, Western, and Northern. Want
to play Michigan in basketball?
Open up a school and just make
sure to include Michigan in the
'Austin Peay - True, the Gov-
ernors (along with Central Michi-
gan) made it to the NCAA Tour-
nament last year. But who was
Austin Peay, and where is the
school located? You don't have to
know the facts here, just the con-
cepts. Can they play basketball?
One thousand words or less.
-Grambling State - Sure, they
can play football. Head coach Eddie
Robinson has won more games
than any other football coach. But
basketball? This team was beaten
by 50 points by something called
Southern last year in the final game
of the Southwest Athletic Confer-
ence's postseason tournament.
Ouch. Even Robinson's football
teams don't win by that big a mar-
TONIGHT'S game (7:30
p.m., Crisler Arena) pits the
Wolverines (2-1) against Bowling
Green (1-0). The Falcons eked out a
win Monday night over Findley
Bowling Green was the surprise
of the Mid-American Conference
last year, finishing third after being
picked to finish last. Assistant
coach Brian Ellerbe gave credit for
the team's success to first-year head
coach Jim Larranaga, a former as-
sistant to Terry Holland at Virginia
during Ralph Sampson's playing
days with the Cavaliers.
Larranaga is back for his second
season, but without last year's top
scorer, and with seven incoming
players. Two of those players, Billy
Johnson and Juan Street, were high
school teammates of Michigan's
Terry Mills at Romulus.
"I think it will be a fun game,"
said Street. "I always did want to
play against Terry."
STREET said that the two
were close in high school, but that
he has not talked to Mills for some
time. But even though Mills didn't
play last year (as a result of Propo-
sition 48), he was a big influence
"It hurt a lot to see him sit out,"
said Street. "That kind of inspired
me to work hard to prepare for my
Street, a 6-7 forward, and John-
son, a 6-3 guard, probably will not
see much action, but another
Michigan native, 5-10 junior guard
Joe Gregory, probably will start.
Gregory, from Redford Bishop
Borgess, averaged 9.7 points per
game last year.
Another reunion of sorts will
take place between Bowling Green's
6-6 senior swingman Anthony
Robinson, who played high school
basketball with Gary Grant at Can-
ton McKinley. Robinson is the
Falcons' leading returning scorer,
averaging 13.4 ppg last year.
Bowling Green's second leading
returning scorer is 6-6 senior for-
ward Steve Martenet, an Academic
All-American in business/pre-law
and a possible Rhodes Scholar can-
Sophomore guard Rumeal Robinson injured his left.foot during the second half of Michigan's 78-76 win over the
University of Alabama-Birmingham last Sunday. His status for tonight's home opener is uncertain.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Billt
Mallory credits his staff and players1
for Indiana's 8-3 season and Peachf
Bowl berth for his second straight
selection as Big Ten Football Coach
Mallory beat out George Perles of3
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the award yesterday. He has taken the
Hoosiers from an 0-11 season his
first year in 1984 to a runner-up fin-
ish in the Big Ten and victories over
both Ohio Stateand Michigan for
the firsttime in the school's 103-
year football history.
"I certainly appreciate the honor,"
Mallory said in a telephone inter-
view after a recruiting trip. "I accept
this type of thing on behalf of our
The Hoosiers finished 6-2 in the
Big Ten after losses to Michigan
State and Iowa, compared with a 3-5
conference record a year ago. Indi-
ana's record has improved each of his
"It's been people - it's my staff
and players, people working hard to
get themselves better," Mallory said. 4
"They've put a-lot-of effort and hard
work into this program. It's not a
one-man job, to be sure.
"Last-year we were 6-5, had a
winning season and got into a bowl.
Going into this season, I would
hope to have some good strides
In the balloting by sportswriters
and broadcasters who cover Big Ten
football, Iowa Coach Hayden Fry
won third place for leading the
Hawkeyes to a 6-2 league mark -
tied with Indiana - and 9-3 overall.
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