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TEMPE, Ariz. - Bill Frieder's
new address is in Paradise Valley,
And the former Michigan coach
indeed thinks he has found paradise.
Frieder loves everything about
his new employer. He loves the fa-
cilities, the school, the crowd. You
would expect that after a decade as
coach of the Wolverines, he would
miss something about Michigan.
But does he?
"Nothing. I mean, Ann Arbor is
a great town, but I love it down
here," he said. "If you put Ann Ar-
bor out here with weather like this,
you'd have the perfect situation."
He doesn't harbor ill feelings to-
wards Bo Schembechler, the man
who fired him. "Bo made his deci-
sion - you saw what he did last
week (in firing Ernie Harwell). Guys
like that have to do the spectacular.
"I made a career decision," he
said. "I announced it to be up front
with everyone, and so there wouldn't
be any speculation during the tour-
nament. I fully intended to coach my
team, but it wasn't allowed."
The 1990-91 Sun Devils include
seven players who were not with
Frieder's team last year. He has
molded the talent into a cohesive
unit with a 10-2 record.
Long known as an all-recruit, no-
coach head man, Frieder has fought
hard to change that image. "That's
getting worn," he said. "I think it
was something (Dick) Vitale started.
But I know I'm a good coach, and if
you ask anybody that played for me,
they'll tell you."
However, Frieder is still tireless
when it comes to recruiting. He has
a five-year timetable for building
Arizona State into a national power
and after a 15-16 record last year, it
appears that his team may have ar-
He left Michigan to undertake a
new challenge, but says that he en-
joys Tempe so much that after the
five years, he probably won't move
on, but instead "I'll get another five
Ohio State's Jim Jackson drives against Wolverine guard Michael Talley
Saturday. Jackson led all scorers with 16 points in the Buckeye victory.
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Daily' Basketball Writer
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Eric Riley stuffs a Marquette shooter in the Wolverines' 89-81 victory at Crisler Arena Dec. 22.
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by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State
coach Bill Frieder calls Texas a "big
untapped resource" of basketball
talent. Michigan certainly can attest
to that, having tapped the Lone Star
State recently for star players.
First-year Wolverine forward
Rich McIver was Texas Class 4A
player-of-the-year in 1990, and this
year Steve Fisher has commitments
from two of Texas' best guards,
Jimmy King and Ray Jackson.
Coach Tom Penders recruited
both King and Jackson for Texas,
but said that in the end, "both of
them just said they wanted to leave
He said that Michigan should be
very happy to have both players, but
remains cautious about Jackson.
"King's an oustanding player. He's
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extremely quick, and is a scorer.
He's got good skills. A lot of Texas
kids have a lot of raw talent.
Jimmy's a little advanced, I think.
"Ray Jackson is a great athlete,
but not yet a basketball player. He
could develop into a fine player, but
he's not as advanced as Jimmy.
Hopefully, for Ray's sake, they
don't have to play the same
position. But in time, Ray should be
a really good player.
Michigan placed one player
on the all-tournament team, senior
guard Demetrius Calip. Calip scored
19 points in both of Michigan's
The MVP was first-year Sun
Devil Jamal Faulkner, who was
clearly the crowd's favorite. Faulkner
had 38 points, 13 rebounds and 5
blocks over the two games.
Boston Celtics scout Rick
Weitzman was in attendance on the
first day of the ASU/Tribune
He said of senior captain
Demetrius Calip: "He's a much
better player than I thought he was."
Weitzman liked Calip's quickness
and leadership abilities.
But the Wolverine that Weitzman
took most notice of was first-year
forward Sam Mitchell. He was
impressed with Mitchell's
combination of size and skills.
"He's still raw," he said, "but
he's gonna be a player."
After Michigan State's 85-70 trouncing of Michigan last Thursday night,
Wolverine forward Sam Mitchell came out of the lockerroom and stood-by
the bleachers with his head in his arms waiting for the bus back to Ann
Michigan fans came up and congratulated him on his performance.tie
ignored them as his eyes fell to the floor. Mitchell dances the most wher ie
wins, and hurts the most when he loses.
Mitchell, along with center Eric Riley, is beginning to feel the pressure
of a three-guard lineup. As the lone big men on the court, they have to be
everywhere in order for Michigan to beat the likes of the Spartans and Ohio
"We have to play a bigger lineup: Sam, Rich and me or Seter, another
big-man, because the guards are just too small," Riley said after the
Michigan State loss. "It was (Steve) Smith, (Matt) Steigenga, (Mike)
Peplowski, (Dwayne) Stephens, they were too big. It was overwhelming."
And Michigan looked overwhelmed. None of the Spartans Riley
mentioned were under 6-foot-7, and they were much, much strong6r.
Michigan coach Steve Fisher put it best: "When they shoved, we moved."
The lack of an interior game has forced Michigan to shoot from the
outside - where unfortunately the Wolverines are mediocre at best.
If a defender knows his opponent can't go inside, he'll be in his ftce
bothering every jumpshot. A bothered Michigan squad has shot 38 and39
percent respectively in its last two games - including several airballs.
Ohio State offered a slightly smaller lineup, but it still dwar d
Michigan's. While keeping up defensively by cutting off passing lanes, the
Wolverines had nowhere to go offensively, with many of its points comifig
If Fisher wants to continue using three-guards, they will have o
penetrate more to force the defense back. Michigan also has to run more
screens. Riley is not a reliable post-up player because he is not strong
enough to get the ball in where he can take a high percentage shot. He can,
however, shoot over just about anyone, so the key is getting him the ball
near the basket - meaning Michigan has to move constantly underneath.
The Wolverines also need to run their full court press more often and
more aggressively. They have the legs off the bench, so fatigue should nrt
be a factor. Michigan is faster than most teams and should be able to play
better in a wide open game.
On the same note, the Wolverines need to concentrate on making sound
passes and catching the ball. Unforced turnovers have been a problem all
Ohio State pressed Michigan in the second half and made the Wolverints
look silly, trapping players in the corners of the court. There is no excuse
for a three-guard offense having trouble bringing the ball down the floor'
if anything a press should be to Michigan's advantage.
If the guards don't step it up a notch, Mitchell's long, drooping face
could become a fixed expression.
unkind to Fisher
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by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. - Let's hope
everyone isn't treated like this when
visiting old friends.
Ex-Wolverine coach Bill Frieder
welcomed his former club to the
ASU/Tribune Classic on December
28-29, but Michigan only came
away with third place in the
The much-anticipated meeting
between Frieder's past and present
clubs never materialized, as Arizona
State crushed Pennsylvania and then
beat Texas to win the tourney title.
Michigan lost to Texas in the
opening round but Demetrius Calip
scored 14 of his 19 points in the last
7:30 to lead the Wolverines past
Penn in the consolation game, 84-
"I think I became a little eager. I
just wanted to make sure that this
wasn't a close game. The team
(Penn) gets close, and they begin to
build confidence, and that's
something I didn't want to build for
this team," Calip said.
Penn stayed with Michigan in the
early going, trailing 19-16 eight
minutes into the game. Playing a
Princeton-like game, the Quakers
got several baskets on back door
"They did what we expected, but
we didn't defense it as well as we
wanted to," Calip said. "They did a
good job of executing."
But the Wolverines then reeled
off 12 in a row, en route to a 42-29
halftime lead, and were never
threatened the rest of the way.
Michigan had to play for third
place following a tough 76-74 loss
to Texas. Rob Pelinka had a chance
to win the game for the Wolverines,
but his three-pointer from the top of
the key missed as time expired.
Kirk Taylor also had a chance to
tie the game, but his short jumper
was partially blocked with 17
seconds left. Guillermo Myers
missed a one-and-one to set up the
"We had opportunities, but not
quite enough at the end," coach
Steve Fisher said. "We fought hard
and overcame a lot, but it just didn't
Trailing 47-34 early in the second
half, the Wolverines slowly fought
back to take a 63-60 lead with 7:46
remaining. Kirk Taylor led the way
with more aggressive play, scoring
13 of his 16 points in that stretch.
Player TFG FT R A PP
Tolbert 4-4 4-4 2 0 2 14
Seter 0-0 2-2 5 0 2 2
Riley 3-7 6-6 11 1 4 12
Calip 6-16 7-7 5 5 2 19
Talley 5-8 2-2 1 1 1 13
Mitchell 2-8 4-4 5 1 0 8
Taylor 5-11 0-3 4 3 2 10
McIver 3-5 0-2 5 0 2 6
Pelinka 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0
Bossared 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Dobbins 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28-60 25-30 41 11 16 84
3-pt goals: 3-8 (Tolbert 2-2, Talley 1-1)
FG%- .467, 3-pt FG%- .375, F%- .833.
Bks.: 7 (Riley 2, Seter 2, McIver 1,
Mitchell 1, Taylor 1). Turnovers: 14.
Steals: 9 (Taylor 2, Mitchell 2, Calip 1,
Pelinka 1ITalley 1, Tolbert 1, Seter 1).
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Player TFG FF R A PF JP
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Player TFG FT R A ,L_
Tolbert 1-3 0-0 1 0 0 2
Seter 0-0 0-0 0 0 1, V
Riley 3-9 6-7 11 1' 5 ,12
Calip 9-20 1-2 4 1 2 19
Talley 1-5 0-0 7 2 5 2
Mitchell 5-6 4-7 4 2 4 14
Taylor 6-16 2-3 9 4 1 6
McIver 2-5 2-2 5 0 1 8
Pelinka 1-7 0-0 2 2 3 3
Totals 27-71 15-21 50 12 22 ,Z4
3-pt goals: 5-18 (Calip 227, Taylor 2-4,
Pelinka 1-5) FG%- .390, 3-pt FG%- .278
F'T%- .714. Blks.: 2 (Mclver 2). "
Turnovers: 16. Steals: 6 (Calip 4, Pelinka
1, Mitchell 1).
Cmbridge 2-13 0-0 4 2 2
Collie 8-11 0-1 8 0 3 46
Myers 4-10 4-6 10 2 3 12
Williams 4-13 3-3 7 4 2 11
Wright 5-12 0-1 3 5 3 14
Jeans 1-1 0-0 3 1 1 2
Burditt 3-5 1-2 5 1 3 -
Dudek 1-1' 0-3 1 0 0
McCoy 2-7 2-2 0 3 3 -8
Totals 30-73 10-19 47 18 20 76
3-pt. goals: 6-16 (Wright 4-7 McCoy 2-
4). FG%-.411, 3-pt. FG%-.375, FF%-
.556. Blks: 3 (Myers 2, Burditt 1).
Turnovers: 16. Steals: 7 (Wright 3, Myers
2, Cambridge 1, Williams 1).
Halftime: Texas 45-3 1.
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