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Women's Swimming
vs. Michigan State
Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool

SPORTS

Men's Basketball
vs. Northwestern
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, January 28, 1986

Page

Michigan matmen maul Northwestern

By PETE STEINERT
If anyone was second guessing the
wrestling team after its 1-2 start, they
better take a second look.
Michigan, 6-2 overall and 5-0 in the
Big Ten, wonn its fifth straight last
Saturday, beating a good North-
western team, 26-14, in Evanston,
TRAILING 9-4 after the first three
matches, wins by Rickey Moore (142
pounds) and Tony Latora (150) put
the Wolverines back on top, 10-9.
Michigan's finishing trio of Kevin Hill
(177), Scott Rechsteiner (190), and
Kirk Trost (heavyweight) put the
match away by outscoring their op-
ponents, 10-0 in the final matches.
"The turning point in the meet
came at 142 aand 150," said Michigan

head coach Dale Bahr. "Those two
guys (More and Latora) were the key
to the victory. If we were to lose a a
couple of those middleweight mat-
ches, it would have been much closer.
"In addition, I always feel comfor-
table if it's close coming into those
last three matches. If we're within six
to ten points, I feel we have a faily
good chance of winning."
BAHR HAS good reason to have so
much confidence in Hill, Rechsteiner,
and Trost. The three are a composite
15-0 in the Big Ten annd are all ranked
in the top ten in the country in their
respective weight classes.
Rechsteiner leads the team in wins
(30) as well as pins (13).
At 126, Doug Wyland had his hands

full with Northwestern's All-
American, Steve DePetro. DePetro
has wrestled at 134 as well as 126 and
was much larger than Wyland.
Despite losing the match, 7-3, Bahr
Wyland wrestled an excellent match.
134 continues to be the Wolverines'
achilles heel. Ron March replaced an
inconsistent Kyle Garcia (1-8), but
the results were the same. March lost
to the Wildcats' Joei Bales by a
technical fall.
AT 167, senior Steve Richards may
have emerged as the Wolverine star-
ter. "He's doing a fine job for us,"
Bahr said. "He tied a good kid in
Mike Kraft. We may be better off with
Richards in there and (Joe Pantaleo
and (Mike) Amine it out at 158."

Despite the Wildcats' Number 10
ranking by Amateur Wrestling News
and a 9-2 record, Bahr felt confident
coming into the meet. "We
thought our team had been coming
along the last couple of weeks and felt
pretty good about eating them.
"Conditioning has a lot to do with it,
We're winning matches in the last
period when other teams are getting
tired, and that is a tribute to how hard
the kids are working. The extra
workouts they're putting in are
paying off with victories."
Michigan continues its road trip
this week with stops at Jowa State on
Thursday and Minnesota on Satur-
day.

Latora
... gives Wolverines lead

Moore
... "key to victory"

Blue Lines
n*
Jones lacks confidence...
... but not talent
By ADAM 9CHLIS
H E WILL finish this season as Michigan's leading scorer for the
second consecutive year, his 60 points place him third in the CCHA in
total points, and the fact that he is only a junior makes his accomplish-
ments even more impressive. But for reasons that do not show up in the
scoresheets, Michigan center Brad Jones is having only an average
season.
When you mention Jones's name around the Wolverine hockey
program, empectations reign supreme. After all, the Sterling Heights
native was an honorable mention selection on the CCHA All-Rookie team
,his freshman year and followed that last season with 21 goals and 27
assists. With no less tha 10 games left in this season, Jones already has
more points (23-37-60) than any Wolverine since 1979.
But a lack of consistency has spawned many critics of Jones, who claim
that the 6-0, 193 pounder should be posting Gretzky-like numbers.
"He's already one of the top players in the league and I think he can be
even better than that," said Michigan head coach Red Berenson, perhaps
the biggest critic. "He could be a dominant force in the league."
Both Jones and his coach believe that the problem is confidence and the
fact that Jones does not possess much of it. Jones claims that Berenson
has more confidence in him than he does in himself, but the Wolverine
"head man thinks otherwise.
"What I'm talking about is 100 percent confidence; to do what he's;
capable of doing each and every shift," said Berenson.
Indeed, a lack of intensity goes gand in hand with not believing in one's
-own abilities, and while Jones has dominated games at times throughout
the season, he has seemed to sleep walk through games at others.
Such was the case this past weekend when Michigan split a series with
Michigan State. Friday night in East Lansing, it was hard to tell Jones
was even on the ice except for the three penalties he accumulated. His
one meaningless assist late in the third period did little to combat a 7-5
Spartan victory.
Saturday night, however, behind a Yost Arena record crowd, the Brad
Jones who Michigan fans know and cheer showed up. With three goals
and one assist, Jones was unquestionably the best player on the ice as he
led the Wolverines to a 5-3 win. On one occasion, he out-skated "the
great" Joe Murphy to a loose puck and went in uncontested to score a
crowd pleasing short-handed goal.
While he acknowledges that it was his finest moment as a hockey
player, Jones realizes that he has to perform that way every night,
especially with the loss of fellow centerman Chris Seychel for the balance
of the season with a knee injury suffered Friday night.
"It comes down to me. It's something within me that I'm having a
;challenge with that I've got to learn to work 100 percent game-in and
game-out, and until that happens I'm not going to be satisfied," saia
Jones.
"He had a good game but he's capable of doing it every game instead of
in peaks and valleys," said Berenson.
While his own stats do not necessarily tell the true story, his importance
ot the team shows up in the numbers. Consider the following:
eMichigan is 11-6 this season in games Jones has scored at least one
goal, 3-1 when he scores at least two.
bMichigan is 7-3 in games he has tallied at least three points (he is
currently averaging 2.54 points per game) and 6-0 when he notches four
points or more.
*(Most importantly) The Wolverines have a dismal 1-11 mark when
,jtheir star center has not scored a single goal, and 0-6 when he fails to not-
'ch a point.
When Michigan needs a big goal, everyone looks to No. 11.
"It's quite obvious from his stats that he's our leader out on the ice.
When he's going, the team's going and when he is scoring we're not going
to lose," said winger Billy Powers who has obviously done his homework.
"Like Brad has said, he'd like to be more consistent and I think with his
consistency we're going to win a lot more games."
Time are tough for the Doug Flutie look-alike. It is rare for an athlete
of his caliber to be criticized for not doing better than he has. Jones just
~ hopes this past week is a step in the right direction.
"I hope this gets me over the hump," he said. "I've been struggling the
past few games (only two goals in six games prior to Saturday). I just
have to come into every series like I did coming into this game."
Nothing Jones does in his career, however would impress the highly
respected but arrogant Ron Mason, Michigan State's head coach.
I've never been a Brad Jones fan," said Mason who will talk about the
fine attributes of his own squad forever if you let him. "To me, Brad
Jones looks good when he's skating down the ice with lots of skating room
but that's the only time I ever see him."
How fitting it would be for Jones and Michigan to face Mason and his
Spartans in the CCHA playoffs that are just around the corner.

'M' drops to eighth in UPI poll

After being upset by cross-state
rival Michigan State, 91-79, Saturday
night, Michigan has fallen four spots
to eighth in this week's United Press
International Coaches Poll.
The Wolverines, 17-2, have lost two
of their last three, but still lead the
Big Ten by one-half game over In-
diana and Purdue.
North Carolina, 21-0, retained its top
ranking and became the first team
this season to be unanimously chosen
No. 1 in the UPI poll.
Michigan, 5-2 in conference play,
will be home for two games this week
after playing its last three games on
the road. The Wolverines will host
Northwestern Thursday and Wiscon-
sin Saturday afternoon. Indiana and
Purdue are both 5-3 in the Big Ten.

UPI Top Twenty
1. North Carolina (41) (21-0) ......615
2. Memphis State (19-0)...........509
3. Georgia Tech (16-2) ............459
4. Duke (17-2) ....................458
5. Kansas (19-2) ..................452
6. Oklahoma (18-1) ...............381
7. St. John's (19-2) ...............332
8. MICHIGAN (17-2) ..............280
9. Kentucky (16-2) ................275
10. Syracuse (15-2) ...............241
11. UNLV (19-2) ..................228
12. Georgetown (15-3) ............179
13. Bradley (20-1)............107
14. Texas-El Paso (17-3)........66
15. Louisville (11-6)............59
16. Indiana (13-4).............56
17. Louisiana State (16-3).......51
18. Notre Dame (12-3)..........33
19. Virginia Tech (16-3) ........... 20
20. Pepperdine (16-3) (tie).........16
Purdue (16-5) ................. 16

Gophers edge Blue
netters in regionals

Special to the Daily
Paced by strong singles play, the
Michigan Tennis team took two of
three matches in the regional tour-
nament competition over the
weekend. The regional meet qualifies
teams for the National Indoor Team
Championships. The Wolverines
defeated Wisconsin, 9-0 Friday and
Purdue, 7-2 Saturday, but dropped a 5-
4 decision to Minnesota in the finals.
Leading Michigan's sweep of
Wisconsin was John Morris, who
trounced John Zerweck, 6-2, 6-2.
Other singles winners for the
Wolverines included Dan Goldberg,
who defeated Chuck Swayne, 7-6, 7-6
and Jum Sharton, who edged the
Badgers' Tim Klein, 7-6, 3-6,7-5.
MICHIGAN ALSO swept the

Badgers in doubles competition as
Wisconsin won only one set.
Michigan's strong play continued
Saturday, as the Wolverines pounded
Purdue, 7-2. The Wolverines won five
of six singles matches and took two of
three doubles matches en route to the
victory.
"I'm very pleased with our perfor-
mance," said head coach Brian
Eisner. He added that the team
seemed to be playing better and
looked forward to playing Minnesota
in the finals.
DESPITE another strong showing
in singles competition, the Wolverines
lost to Minnesota 5-4 in the finals.
Michigan took four of six singles mat-
ches but dropped all three doubles
matches against the Gophers.

Doily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Michigan State's Larry Polec drives by Robert Henderson Saturday
night during the Spartans 91-79 upset of Michigan. As a result, the
Wolverines fell to eighth in this week's UPI Coaches' Poll.

Gophers charged in rape ease

(Continued from Page 1)
when she was brought by police to the
Dane County Airport as the team was
about to fly back to Minneapolis.
THE ARREST was the second for
Lee, and came only 10 days after the
6-foot-9 sophomore forward was found
innocent of sexually assaulting a co-ed
in her Minnesota dormitory room a
year ago.
Keller ordered the team to forfeit its
scheduled game at Northwestern
Sunday to allow time for an in-
vestigation.
Dutcher, shouldering the burden of
his players' actions on and off the
court, disagreed with the University's
decision to forfeit the game, feeling it
penalized the other players. He
resigned as coach Saturday but will
finish the year as an advisor.
DUTCHER'S Minnesota teams
compiled an overall 190-112 record
and won the Big Ten title in 1981-82.
The Gophers were 13-6 under him this
season. Prior to taking the Minnesota
job 10-and-one-half years ago, he was
an assistant coach at Michigan and
head coach at Eastern Michigan.
Michigan head coach Bill Frieder

believes Dutcher made the wrong
decision in leaving the program.
"I think he should have stayed at
Minnesota and suspended the three
players," said Freider. "He's been a
credit to their program and I'm sorry,
he's gone. His loss will affect the con-
ference because the team won't be the

same."
ATHLETIC director Paul Gitl,
Keller, Dutcher and other school of-
ficials met for a half hour Sunday with
the eight remaining members of the
team. Keller questioned the athletes
to be sure they understood their roles
representing the University.

Giel and Dutcher both were upset
by the Madison incident but said they
opposed . the idea of ending the
season. Players from the Minnesota
football team may be used to fill out
the team.
Frieder agreed that ending the
season would not be proper.

' , x~
<<Y, z

Lee

... facing first and second degree rape charges

__,

CCHA Scorecard

Duke sends Harvard to
the back of the class, 89-52

CCHA Standings

0 (Overall)
Bowling Green (228) ....
A Michitan State (198-2) ..

w
20

L
4

T
0

Pts
40

5. Harvard............
6. Boston College ........
7. Bowling Green ........
8. North Dakota.........
9. Northeastern.........

10
16
22
18
16

4
7
8
11
9

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2
0
1
1

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43
36
28
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FRIDAY'S RESULTS
Michigan State 7, MICHIGAN 5
Western Michigan 11, Ohio State 7
Illinois-Chicago 5, Ferris State 3
Lake Sunerior 6. Miami 2

SATURDAY'S GAMES
MICHIGAN at Illinois-Chicago
Bowling Green at Western Michigan
Lake Superior at Ferris State
Miami at Ohio State
"N-r-hn.n..r-va tMir..au mta

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