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Men's and Women's Bowling Club
Home Match
Sunday, 9 a.m.
Colonial Lanes

The Michigan Daily

SPORT-S
Thursday, December 8, 1988
charges

Hockey
vs. Michigan State
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

s full court
SPRESS-
'M' receives gifts
all month long
BY STEVE BLONDER
The Bill Frieder Invitational Basketball
Tournament continued last night, as Central
Michigan attempted to dethrone the top-seeded
Wolverines.
The field is not open to just any team that dares
venture into Ann Arbor. The guest list is by
invitation only.
Frieder looks for teams that may test Michigan for
10 minutes or maybe one half, but don't mind getting
its butt whipped in the process. After all, Glen Rice
and Loy Vaught need someone other than teammates
to practice dunking on.
This year the tourney has an added twist. Frieder is
defying logic and taking his team to Kalamazoo
Saturday for a meeting with Western Michigan. The
last time he ventured out of Ann Arbor in December
to play one of the state schools was in 1981 when the
Broncos knocked off Michigan, 71-60.
BUT FOR MOST of the schools that line
Michigan's December home schedule, a victory is as
likely as the Chicago Cubs winning the pennant.
w So why do the schools subject themselves to
being embarrassed?
The wife of South Dakota State's assistant coach
said the Division II Jacks paid a visit to make some
money and get away from South Dakota. South
Dakota State had not played a Division I team since
being blown out by Iowa State, 83-39, in 1985. Just
by coming and playing Michigan, the Jacks were paid
somewhere between $3,500 and $12,000.
To small schools such as South Dakota State, that
money can come in handy, and it is more than the
school would make by playing a home game against
Frostbite Falls Minnesota.
THE MONEY ISSUE aside, are Michigan
Decembers that much better than December in South
Dakota?
The parade of Division II schools included Tampa
Monday night. For the Spartans, who held a 3-3
record against Division I schools over the past five
years, playing against top-ranked teams such as
Michigan provides an opportunity to earn some
respect.
"We got a lot of exposure out of the game. We
came here to show people we could play good
basketball. We played against the No. 2 team in the
country and had a good showing . We can hold our
heads up high," Spartan Drexel Deveaux said after the
loss.
For opposing coaches, playing top teams
accentuates their own teams' deficiencies. These
games allow coaches such as Tampa's Richard
Schmidt to gain a better understanding of their own
players.
"Any weaknesses you have will come glaring out
at you when you play a team much better than you
are. You can't get away with making mistakes," he
said.
MICHIGAN PLAYERS don't seem to mind
playing a non-conference home schedule that
resembles a church league more than the schedule of a
Division I power.
"These games give us a chance to discover our
roles on the team, and they let everyone get some
game experience," Terry Mills said.
So, does Frieder intend to toughen up the field of
his Invitational and give the Wolverine fans
something to cheer about other than what looks like a
Michigan highlight film?
"My schedule is the way I want it to be. I like my
schedule. You don't need to play 28 tough games," he
said.
Frieder is right about that, and he is working to
schedule a few preseason games against worthwhile
opponents. Next year, the Wolverines will travel to
Greensboro to meet North Carolina State, with a
home date against the Wolfpack scheduled for 1990.
But until then, fans will just have to put up with a
bunch of W's in the win column, and the sight of
Michigan's frontline slamming another one home.

'M'

past

Page 10
CMU

Win largest ever
vs. Central, 108-62

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BY ADAM SCHRAGER
A sports sage once said the game
of basketball is simple. You pass
the ball, you shoot the ball and you
rebound the ball, not in that order of
importance, of course.
The Michigan basketball team
proved this sage correct in crushing
Central Michigan, 108-62, last night
at Crisler Arena.
For the game, the Wolverines
out-passed the Chippewas, 19-12
(assists), out-shot the Chippewas 58
percent to 29 percent, out-rebounded
the Chippewas, 50-30. Central's
prominant example of this theory
was sophomore guard Jeff Majerle,
who recorded zero assists, two
rebounds and17 points on 6-of-22
shooting, three-of-13 from three-
point range.
"I knew we'd have trouble
scoring," said Central head coach
Charlie Coles. "If you have to
depend on the outside game as we did
tonight, you're going to be in deep
trouble."
While the Chippewas had as
much luck shooting the ball as
Ernest had in saving Christmas, the
Wolverines found the going just the
opposite. Glen Rice had 21 points
and Terry Millsl9, to lead six
Michigan players in double figures.
"I think we played extremely
well," said Michigan head coach Bill
Frieder. "We're coming ready to play
and not letting up at all. That's a
sign of character."
The game was basically decided in
the first eight minutes when the
Wolverines, led by seven points
from g'uard Higgins, jumped out to
al5-4 lead. The Chippewas fell even
further behind when Michigan pulled

to a 42-12 lead with 3:40 remaining
in the half.
Central didn't shoot much better
in the second half. Majerle and guard
Carson Butler, who scored 16 points
on 6-of-18 shooting, continued to
launch three-point shots in 'a
desparate attempt to put the
Chippewas close, but it was to no
avail. In fact, later in the half,
whenever Michigan touched the ball,
the Crisler crowd of 12,434 issued
derisive cheers of "Shoot! Shoot!"
"My shots just wouldn't go
down," said Majerle, whose brother
led the Chippewas last season and is
currently with the NBA's Phoenix
Suns. "It wasn't the defense, it had
nothing to do with that.
With the game almost over, the
fans became restless. Those who
remained, were rewarded for
perserverance when, in a burst of
energy, Mills found himself the
beneficiary of a three-point
opportunity. Unfortunatly for Coles,
he found himself the beneficialry of
a technical foul.
"I am only angry with one
person in this arena and he know
who he is," Coles said about the
referee who called the foul. "I wanted
to kill that guy and I still do.
"I think Michigan was very
lenient tonight. No, I'm not angry
with them for running up the score.
They probabley could have scored
200 points if they wanted to."
Reserve center Loy Vaught had
16 points. Shawn Higgins had 13,
and Kirk Taylor chippied in 11 for
the 7-0 Wolverines, who scored their
biggest victory over Central evef.
The previous record was a 104-63
Michgan shellacking in 1976.

Glen

Rice scored 21 points in Michigan's 108-62

DAVID LUBIUNER/Doily
win over CMU.

Center of attention
Vaught caught as Crisler favorite

BY ADAM SCHRAGER
"Wham, slam, jam. Vaught for
two and the fans are rocking and
rolling in Ann Arbor."
The above is something ABC and
ESPN analyst Dick Vitale would
have said after Michigan reserve
center Loy Vaught blocked a shot
and then received a three-quarter court
pass to go in for one of his two
dunks in last night's 108-62
trouncing of Central Michigan at
Crisler Arena.
The exciting and emotional dunk
shot has propelled Vaught from a
regular reserve to a fan favorite.
"I don't know why the fans are
cheering me," said the usually
modest Vaught. "Maybe it's because
I dunk a lot. The dunk is my favorite
shot. It gets my emotions going.
"The dunk is also the fans
favorite shot, so maybe that's what
gets them going. I don't know, but
I'm starting to feel like a poor man's
Dennis Rodman."

Rodman, the emotional, popular
Detroit Piston forward, is known for
his exciting play. According to
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder, it
is Vaught's emotion that has
inspired his 10-plus points and
eight-plus rebounds per game.
"The way we have balanced
scoring, it's almost impossible for
people to stop us," said teammate
Glen Rice. "Teams cannot prepare
for us because we have people like
Loy, who have been phenomenal
this season.-
"When he gets into it, he can be
impossible to stop," said Frieder
after Vaughttscored a career-high 24
points against South Dakota 'State.
"He's starting to run the floor and
that's what he needs to do. He's
having fun out there."
.One might think that Vaught was
not having too much fun when the
fans started to jeer and tantalize
Chippewas' guard Dan Majerle, to
whom the basket looked like a

tennis ball can. The fans abandoned
their chants for Vaught when
Majerle became a more enjoyable
target.
"It was a farce," said Vaught, who
scored 16 points on the night. "He
shot so much and missed so much
that it was like a joke out there. I
actually am glad he made a few at
the end. I felt sorry for him."
Someone who was also feeling
very sorry was Central coach Charlie
Coles, who couldn't help but
compliment the No. 2-ranked
Wolverines, including Vaught.
"This isn't an ordinary Michigan
team," said Coles. "It could be the
best collection of players ever on a
team without the great big man, the
7-foot skyscraper. You take
(Rumeal) Robinson, (Sean) Higgins,
Rice, (Terry) Mills, and now you add
Vaught to it ... (Vaught's) even got
another year left. What's he going to
be like then?"

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DAVID LUBLINER/Doa4y
Kirk Taylor added 11 off the bench

impact
Dance
Theatre

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (62)
Wilcox 1-3 1-2 3, Briggs 1-7 0-0 2, Sanders 2-7 2-2 6, Butler 618 0-0 16, Richmond
2-5 2-2 6, Pearson 0-3 1-2 1, Majerle 6-22 2-2 17, Munson 1-1 4-4 6, Avery 2-4 0-1 5,
Anglin 0-010-00,Waters 0-2 0-0 0, Booker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-72 12-13 62.
MICHIGAN (108)
Rice 9-16 1-2 21, Mills 6-9 7-8 19, Griffin 3-4 2-2 8, Robinson 3-7 4-4 10, Higgins 4-9
5-6 13, Hughes 2-3 2-2 6, Vaught 8-10 0-0 16, Oosterbaan 0-1 0-0 0, Calip 1-2 0-0
2, Taylor 3-4 3-3 11, Pelinka, 1-1 0-0 2, Koenig 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-66 24-27 108.
Halftime-Michigan 51, CMU 22. Three-point field goals-CMU 8-30 (Butler 4-13,
Majerle 3-13, Avery 1-2, Water 0-1, Briggs 0-1), Michigan 4-10 (Rice 2-3, Taylor 2-3,
Higgins 0-2). Fouled out- Pearson. Rebounds-CMU 30 (Wilcox Briggs, Pearson 4),
Michigan 50 (Rice10) . Assists-CMU 12 (Butler 4), Michigan 19 (Robinson 8).
Technical fouls-Vaught, CMU bench. Total fouls-CMU 22, MIchigan 16.
A-12,434

Shula denies he knew 3
of Duper's drug usage
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula said yesterday he did all he could in
1986 to end Mark Duper's associations with convicted drug dealers.
Sports Illustrated magazine reported in its Dec. 12 issue that Shula arii
team owner Joe Robbie were told more than two years ago abou'
photographs of Duper with Miami cocaine dealer Nelson Aguilar and other
dealers.
"The league and team officials apparently did little to stop Duper$
association with the dealers," the magazine said.
The NFL last week suspended Duper for 30 days for violating t66
league's substance policy.
"I was very disturbed," Shula said, by the implication that I was aware of
alleged drug use or consorting with drug dealers and didn't do anything abot
it.
"As soon as I was aware of the photographs that were taken of two of o
ball players with two convicted drug dealers, I immediately made the league
security department aware of this and called the ball players in. (I) talked to
them aboi ':having their pictures taken with these convicted drug dealers.
And that was the extent of what I could do."
Duper was warned to stay away from Aguilar after a photo surfaced
showing the two men and former Dolphin Nat Moore, team security
consultant Stuart Weinstein said.
Contrary to the SI article, Weinstein said, he did not tell Robbie aboq

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