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vs. Ohio State
Friday (7:30) and Saturday (3:00),
Yost Ice Arena


Men's Swimming
vs. Eastern Michigan
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool
Page 9

The Michigan Daily
M' neuters Cats

Thursday, January 7, 1988


in Big Ten
(Continued from Page 1)
"They really did a terrific job,"
said Wildcat head coach Bill Foster.
"They're a well-rounded team. They
played nice and loose, very confi-
dently. They showed championship
Michigan took total control of
the game in the second half,
outscoring Northwestern, 44-30.
Vaught scored the first six points of
the second half and the Wolverines
continued to build on their lead.
Michigan led by as much as 28
points late in the game.
A HIGHLIHGT of the second
half came when Grant fed Rumeal
Robinson with a picture-perfect al-
ley-oop to up the score to 90-64.
Robinson returned the favor on
the Wolverines' next possession
when he lofted the ball to Grant for
an alley-oop layup.
"It feels good that we won like
we did," said Grant, who passed
Rudy Tomjanovich to take over the
third spot on Michigan's all-time
scoring list. "We're going to miss
(Demetrius) Calip and Sean Higgins
because they both are great basket-
ball players
"So we just feel that we just have
to concentrate now without them,
and just do the little things to help
our team win."

MICHIGAN led at the half, 48-
39. With Mark Hughes starting in
place of Mills, who -has battled the
flu all week, the Wolverines led by
as much as 11 points.
Several Wolverine baskets came
off an effective full-court press
spearheaded by guards Grant and
Robinson. Grant dropped in 15
points in the first half.
"I thought our press was very
good," Frieder said. "We had to do
something to get the tempo of the
game going. The press was the key
to the first half."
"We gave up too many transition
points," Foster said. "I thought we
would handle the press a little bet-
Morris and Schwabe were largely
responsible for preventing Michi-
gan's lead from climbing even
higher. The pair scored 27 first-half
The first half also marked the de-
but of Michigan first-year guard Kirk
Taylor. Taylor, whom Frieder origi-
nally was going to redshirt before
losing Higgins and Calip, scored
seven points in the game.
Hughes also made his debut in
the uniform No. 34. His bag was
stolen Tuesday when the team ar-
rived at O'Hare International Airport.
Fortunately, it did not prove to be a
a nmn

Higgins to
miss season
(Continued from Page 1)
"He missed three classes when
the team went to the Alaska tour-
nament. If you add one or two to
that, that's too many," he said.
Higgins' father, who played
basketball for Eastern Michigan
University and the Detroit Pistons,
saw this incident as a valuable
learning experience.
"Naturally we're disappointed,
but that's just a part of growing up
and a part of the real world. It's
something that he has to deal
with," Earl Higgins said. "He's
upset, but he's taking it like a
Higgins was one of the most
highly recruited high school
basketball players in the country
last season. In an unusual and ex-
tremely controversial situation, the
6-8, 195 pound swingman from
Los Angeles originally signed to
play close to home with the
UCLA Bruins.
But he later claimed that he did
so under duress because his step-
father had threatened him with a
baseball bat.
The NCAA began an investiga-
tion and subsequently released
Higgins from his binding letter of
intent enabling the Wolverines to
add depth to their lineup.
Taylor is expected to step into
the Wolverine backcourt and help
out with his ball-handling and de-
fensive abilities.

Daily Photo by SCOTT LITUCHY
Sean Higgins dribbles the ball upcourt in his final game of the season against South Florida. The swingman
was declared academically ineligible yesterday after failing to achieve a 2.0 grade-point average in the fall

'M' icers split in holiday tournaments

When Bob Barker doesn't invite
you up on stage and you're stuck in
contestants' row, The Price is Right
offers you a consolation prize.
Whoopee! Lee Press on Nails and a
year's supply of Beef-a-Roni.
That's basically what the Michi-
gan hockey team (13-11, 9-9 Central
Collegiate Hockey Association) had
to fight for in taking third place at
two separate holiday tournaments.
In the Great Lakes Invitational at
Detroit's Joe Louis Arena (Dec. 29-
30), the Wolverines succumbed 6-0
to Wisconsin in the opener before
bouncing back with a hearty 7-3
beating of Michigan Tech (10-13-1)
in the consolation round. Wisconsin
won the tournament with a 4-3 win
over Michigan State.
JUST AS the Michigan football
team was mounting its momentous
drive to defeat 'Bama down in
Tampa, the Wolverines were slipping
off the horse at the Yale Hockey
Classic in New Haven, Conn.
Michigan fell behind 4-0 in the
first period of an eventual 6-3 loss to
Cornell. The Wolverines again won
the losers' bracket by defeating host
Yale .(0-10), in blowout fashion, 7-1.
In the championship, the Big Red
rubbed out New Hampshire, 5-2.

Michigan captain Todd Brost was
named to the GLI all-tournament
team for his two goals and one assist
in the Wolverine win over Tech.
Junior defenseman Myles O'Connor
and senior forward Billy Powers were
named to the all-tournament team at
the Yale Hockey Classic.
COMING into the Great Lakes
Tournament, the Wolverines were
rolling, having won four in a row
with series sweeps over both Boston
College and Miami of Ohio. Perhaps
the Grinch stole some of the
Wolverines intensity, as they looked
weak versus Wisconsin and even
worse in the first period against Cor-
"I think our team thought it was
going to be easy," said Michigan
head coach Red Berenson following
the loss to Cornell. "They thought
they were going to come in and run
that team out of the building... we
let up a bunch of bad, rebound goals
in the first period and put ourselves
into a deep hole."
In fact, the Big Red outshot
Michigan 21-4 in the first period,
knocking Warren Sharples from the
Wolverine net. (Sharples was also
the victim of 39 Wisconsin shots in
the GLI). Sophomore Glen Neary re-
placed Sharples at the start of the

second period.
MICHIGAN came out of the
locker room a different team. Hard
work by Billy Powers put the
Wolverines on the scoreboard at 46
seconds of the first period. Bryan
Deasley tipped in a goal on the
power play to make it 4-2. Powers
then scored for the second time, just
15 seconds into the third, pushing a
Brost rebound past Cornell goaltender

Corrie D'Alessio, the tournament
The Wolverines continued their:
good play against Yale in the
consolation game.
"It was a matter of pride," said
Senior assistant-captains Brad
McCaughey and Joe Lockwood,
injured before the Yale tournament,
are out indefinitely.

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