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The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 9, 1988- Page 33--

'Mgoing
south for
Alabama
tourney
BY LORY KNAPP
Wouldn't it be great to take off,
the weekend before finals, to a
warm, sunny place to play
basketball?
: This is just what the Michigan
women's basketball team is doing
this weekend as they travel to the
University of Alabama-Birmingham
for the . Lady Blazer Classic
Tournament.
Michigan, (2-1), will be facing
teams in this tournament that it has'
never played before. But Michigan
head coach Bud VanDeWege 'is
confident. "We're going down there
with the idea in mind that we're
going to get a tournament cham-
pionship."
A TROPHY from a major
holiday tournament would look great
in the showcase at Crisler Arena that
has not seen any additions during
VanDeWege's tenure as basketball
coach. The Wolverines have always
come up short in final games.
.Michigan, looking to end this
streak of tournament losses, will
open the competition Friday night
against a Tulane(1-1)
With seven returning letter-
winners, Tulane is the toughest
competition that the Wolverines will
face.
The Green Wave is led by junior.
guard, Carmen Jones, who is aver-
aging 17.5 points a game.
Jones' scoring will be countered,
however, by Michigan guard,
Tempie Brown. Brown, who had. 17
points against Western Michigan
Tuesday night, currently leads the
Big Ten in scoring.
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Tulane in the first match-up, they
will face the winner of the Austin
Peay-Alabama-Birmingham game for
the championship.
Austin Peay, 0-2 this season, is
coming off of a 7-17, 1987 season.
UAB has not fared much better, as
they are also 0-2 for the year.
"UAB and Austin Peay are
struggling," said VanDeWege. "They
are teams we are capable of beating."
Michigan definitely has the talent
to win the tournament, they need
only to produce. The team hopes to
return from Alabama with more than
just amsunburn- maybe even a
tournament trophy.
Blue Banter
- Guard Tempie Brown currently
leads the Big Ten in scoring, aver-
aging 22.0 points per game.
- Brown has played the last two
games with sprained ligaments in
her left thumb.
- Carol Szczechowski, guard,
leads the Big Ten in both assists
(9.0 per game) and steals (5.5 per
game). .
- Tanya Powell and Brown are
No.'s 1 and 2, respectively, in free
throw percentage in the Big Ten.

Defense the key to
women cagers' season
BY ADAM BENSON
It's crunch time.
After last weekend's loss to Central Michigan, the Michigan women's
basketball team can not afford to make another mistake during the non-
conference season. The Wolverines are under pressure that makes finals look
like a day in Disneyland.
The NCAA selection committee historically has looked down on upset
losses as they sort out the final few bids in the their .post-season
tournament. A second loss to a Mid-American Conference team may
devastate the Wolverines tourney dreams, not to mention the young team's
confidence.
But one would not have known that last Tuesday's Western Michigan
game was so important by the Wolverines' first-half play.
"I didn't feel like we came to play tonight," Michigan coach Bud
VanDeWege said after the game. "It's nice to be able to win on a night that
you don't really look like your ready to play."
CONCERNING VANDEWEGE the most was Western guard
Ruthanne Wisniewski, who scored 11 first-half points. The Wolverines
spent halftime plotting how to stop her.
Leslie Spicer, possibly Michigan's best defensive player, felt that the
entire team deserved credit for the defensive improvement. "We came up
with the steals that we needed and we played pressure defense when we
needed to. In the second half, we changed the pace and took over like we
should have."
Wisniewski slumped to only six points in the second half. Michigan
now hopes that they can carry that upbeat feeling out of its 72-63 victory
and into the University of Alabama-Birmingham tournament this weekend.
"We're a team that has to play emotional and very intense," VanDeWege
said. "We need the spark out there and we got it in the second half. We
didn't have it in the first half."
MICHIGAN GUARD Tempie Brown felt the win was an example of
what the Wolverines could do when they shut down the opponents offense.
"We started out pretty sloppily in the first half. Bud came into the locker
room and gave us a definite pep talk. We knew if we just executed, we could
win this game, and win it handily."
The Wolverines' defense created one new fan, Bronco coach Jim Hess.
"We felt coming in that Michigan would be one the tougher non-conference
teams we'd play," he said. "We're not a team that really turns the ball over
that much, but tonight we made some mistakes that were forced by their
defense. I think they'll do real well. This might be the year they crack that
top four (in the Big Ten)."
Michigan's defense will be tested this weekend, when the Wolverines
play Tulane. But the true test will come next Tuesday, when Michigan
hosts Auburn, last season's NCAA runner-up. This game will tell Michigan
fans and players if their defense is ready to contend with the finest women's
teams in the country.

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Robinson tries to shake and bake past South
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do the same Saturday against Western Michigan.

Broncos
Continued from Page 12
time, but now our players have t
prepare for early finals," he said.
Blue Banter
- Frieder has decided to redshirt
first year players Eric Riley and
James Voskuil. Riley, a 7-foot
center from Cleveland, and Voskuil,
a 6-7 forward from Grand Rapids,
will each have four years of
eligibility remaining.
" With 21 points against
Central, Glen Rice moved past
Henry Wilmore into sixth place on
Michigan's all-time scoring list

with 1,653 points. The game
marked the 55th time in 56 games
Rice has scored in double figures.
o - Michigan has been hot from
the field so far this season,
shooting over 57 percent in every
game. The only team to shoot
better than 50 percent against the
Wolverines this season, was
*Memphis State, which connected
on 51 percent of its shots.
- The Wolverines 108-62 victory
over the Chippewas Wednesday
night, marked the largest margin of
victory Michigan ever has posted
against Central. The previous high
of 43 was set in 1976.

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Rocker tops Messner

BY MICHAEL SALINSKY
WITH WIRE REPORTS
For the second time this week,
Michigan's Mark Messner came
close but didn't quite get the trophy.
Tracy Rocker, of Auburn, won
the Lombardi Trophy last night as
the top lineman in- the nation.
Messner, Nebraska's Broderick Tho-
mas, and Alabama's Derrick Thomas
were the other finalists.
Earlier this week, Rocker won.
the Outland. Trophy as the best
interior lineman. Messner was also a
finalist for that award.
Rcker had 101 tackles for an
Auburn defense that led the nation in
scoring defense and total defense.
Messner only had 66 tackles, but
a Michigan-record 25 of those were
for lost yardage. For his career, he

had 275 tackles and 36 quarterback
sacks. Messner's Rose Bowl start
against USC will be his 49th
straight for the Wolverines.
"He was facing some pretty stiff
competition," said teammate and
fellow defensive lineman, Brent
White. "Everybody in competition
with him was basically 10 to 20
pounds heavier than him."
Messner, at 244 pounds, is
relatively small for the defensive
line. Despite that, he earned All-Big
Ten recognition all four years at
Michigan, and yesterday, he was
named to AP's 1988 All-American
team.
"He shouln't hang his head,"
White said. "He's done a hell of a lot
here.".

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