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Synchronized Swimming
Saturday, 1 p.m.
CCRB

SPORTS

Women's Basketball
vs. Northwestern
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena
Page 9

The Michigan Daily

Friday, January 23, 1987

Ailing tankers host

M'

wary of

Indiana,
By ALLEN GELDERLOOS
The women's swim team will
face one of its toughest challenges
of the year tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.
as Big Ten rivals Indiana and
Wisconsin visit Matt Mann Pool
for a tri-meet.
Before learning that four of the
Wolverines' top swimmers are
questionable for tomorrow's meet
due to injuries and illness,
Wisconsin head coach Carl
Johansson wasn't optimistic;.
"We couldn't beat Michigan
with a stick," Johansson said. "Our
strengths lie in the same events as
Michigan's but they're just a little
better in those events."
Michigan will be hurt most in
the distance freestyles with the

Visconsin
losses of Stacy Fruth and NCAA
qualifier Gwen DeMaat.
"We're going to keep our line-up
the same but we won't be as
dominant in our strong events as
we had hoped," said Michigan head
coach Jim Richardson.
"This is a chance for our other
swimmers to come through. They
will have to come through at Big
Tens, so this is a great
opportunity."
Christi Vedejs, Candice Quinn,
and Ann Colloton have helped
Michigan dominate the 100- and
200-yard breaststrokes. Vedejs, last
year's Big Ten champion in both
races, will be faced by the Badgers'
Amy Justesen, Big Ten champion
of two years ago.

By RICK KAPLAN
The Wisconsin Badgers are one
of the most important teams on the
schedule for the Michigan
basketball team.
Tomorrow's game at the UW
Fieldhouse in Madison is crucial
not because the Badgers are a tough
team, but for the opposite reason.
Wisconsin (10-10 overall, 0-7 in
the Big Ten) is struggling. In a
conference that houses four of the
nation's top ten teams (Iowa,
Purdue, Indiana, and Illinois), the
Wolverines (12-6, 3-3) cannot
afford to lose to the Wisconsins and
Northwesterns.
After Michigan's win over
Syracuse last Sunday, Michigan
coach Bill Frieder stressed the
importance of sweeping
Northwestern (which the
Wolverines downed 87-73
Wednesday) and Wisconsin.
"If we could win those two on
the road, then (the Syracuse) victory
becomes a very important victory
because of the possible NCAA
(tournament) berth," Frieder said.
T H E Badgers are returning
home with a positive attitude -
well, as positive as possible for a
team in the throes of an eight-game
losing slide.
"We've got the toughest part of
our schedule out of the way," said
fifth-year Wisconsin coach Steve
Yoder. "We played No. 2, No. 4,
No. 6, and No. 8 in the country all

in one stretch with nob
between. That part of thes
is over with. I would ho
with Michigan State and M
and Northwestern coming
can be more competiti
hopefully get a win or two.
The Badgers should hav
or two already, but toughl
followed them around. M
defeated Wisconsin 69-67
buzzer in the conference op
both teams. A week later,
center Ken Norman sank a
the final second to hand W
a 68-66 loss at home.
WISCONSIN is led
senior center J.J. Web
Milwaukee-area High Scho
of the Year in 1983, W
currently fourth in the Big
rebounding, averaging 8.2
per game. He has a 14.2 po
game average, 16th highes
league.
Guard Mike Heinen
scrappy defensive player,

Badgers
body in the Badgers' backcourt. The 6-3
schedule senior is fifth in the conference in
pe now assists (4.7 pg). Shelton Smith,
4ichigan Heineman's backcourt partner,
up we averages 13.7 ppg. Off the bench,
ye and third guard Trent Jackson is the
team's top three-point shooter. The
ve a win sophomore from Bolingbrook, Ill.,
luck has hit seven of 11 three-pointers in a
innesota game against Indiana last week,
7 at the tying the Hoosiers' Steve Alford for
pener for the Big Ten record. Alford hit seven
Illinois triples in the same game.
ashot in Senior Rod Ripley (6.5 ppg) and
isconsin freshman Danny Jones (9.2 ppg)
round out Wisconsin's starting
by 6-7 forward line. Ripley led the Badgers
er. The in rebounding last year, but Weber
ol Player leads the team this year.
Veber is
Ten in
caroms
pints per 9 .

Weber
... Badgers' big man

Women cagers plan to attack 'Cats

st in the
man, a
anchors

By SHELLY HASELHUHN
Which comes first, talent or
experience?
The women's basketball team
(1-4 Big Ten, 8-6 overall) looks to
the former to carry it through
tonight's game against the
Northwestern Wildcats (2-4, 8-7) at
Crisler Arena.
The matchup should not be
confused with Michigan-
Northwestern football games, in
which the Wolverines send the
Pussycats home with their tails
between their legs.
"It should be a closely fought
game," said Michigan head coach
Bud Van De Wege. "Both teams are
very similar in their levels of play,
and even size-wise."
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advantage towers over Michigan
like a purple plague.
"We must play consistent
offense against their experience to
pull off a win," said Van De Wege.
"We can't go stretches without
scoring and (with) lapses on
defense."
Head coach Don Perrelli, who
holds a career winning percentage of
.685, is in his 11th season of
collegiate coaching and his third at
the Wildcat helm. Van De Wege, in
his third season with the
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Northwestern comes into Crisler
Arena after a three-point loss to No.
3 Tennessee last Tuesday. Earlier in
the season, the Wildcats lost to No.
2 Auburn by two points.
'Leading the Wildcats tonight are
senior guards and team-high scorers
Joanne Palombo (13.2 points per
game) and Ann McNamee.

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