Saturday, 1 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
tY JULIE HOLLMAN
The road is a treacherous place to
be if you are a Big Ten basketball
eam. The unexpected can happen at
any time in foreign territory.
When Michigan plays the
University of Wisconsin in Madison
tomorrow (4 p.m.), the Wolverines
will be looking for their first Big
Ten road win and a chance to
establish dominance outside of
Crisler Arena. But just because the
Badgers are a lower-half conference
team, does not mean they won't give
Michigan a ferocious territorial
"I think Wisconsin is very typical
*of the so called bottom teams in the
league this year. They are much,
much better," Michigan coach Bill
Frieder said. "Wisconsin is an
outstanding basketball team and one
that is just on the verge of beating
anybody at any time.
"We have already gone into
strong, strong preparation and we are
going to put more emphasis on
Wisconsin than we did on Ohio
A State because we want our kids to
understand the importance of this
,game. We expect a tough, tough
"basketball game," he continued.
THREE PLAYERS who
'ould damage the Wolverines are
,forwards Danny Jones and Kurt
J'ortmann, and All-American guard
candidate Trent Jackson. Last year,
Friday, January 20, 1989
vs. Ball State
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
to break slump
BY ADAM BENSON
A changing of the guard takes place in Washington today, but don't
look for anything similar happening tonight in Evanston, where the
Michigan women's basketball team will take on Northwestern.
The Wolverines 0-4 start in the Big Ten represents coach Bud
VanDeWege's worst start in conference play since he began at Michigan
five years ago. The coach still believes that his team can produce at least a
couple points of light in what has been a hazy season for his club.
"This weekend, we are in a must-
win situation," VanDeWege said.
"After an 0-4 start, anytime you have
a close matchup you've got to win.
Northwestern and Wisconsin are in
similar situations and must feel the
SINCE the beginning of the
season, the Wildcats (5-7 overall, 1-2
in the Big Ten) have lost five players
from their roster. The team's second-
leading scorer last season, guard
Kelly Cole, will miss the remainder
of the season (stress fracture), and
Michele Savage, the team's leader in
scoring and rebounds is academically Spicer
"We've both started out worse than we thought," said VanDeWege
when comparing his team to the Wildcats, "and we're going with lineups
we didn't expect."
Northwestern coach Don Perrelli would not comment on the loss of
Savage, preferring to focus on the remaining players he'll send out to play
"As a team, we are playing as well as we have all season," Perrelli
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Michigan coach Bill Frieder spells out the game plan in recent Wolverine action. He will
need big performances out of both Glen Rice and Rumeal Robinson to beat the Wisconsin
Badgers in a game tomorrow afternoon.
Jackson was third in the Big Ten in
scoring with 19.3 points per game.
He is a threat to score from
anywhere on the floor but he must
be aggressive in order to be effective.
"Trent is a marked man for us
this year," Wisconsin coach Steve
Yoder said. "Sometimes he doesn't
let the game come to him and he
forces some things. But when he
does let the game come to him, I
think he's a very good player."
The improved play of Jones and
Portmann in the front court will be
matched against the heightened
productivity and aggressiveness of
Michigan's Terry Mills and Loy
Vaught. Both Vaught and Mills are
coming off one of the best games of
their careers against Ohio State last
Against the Buckeyes, Mills
reacted to the pleas of the Michigan
coaches to establish his inside game.
Mills finished the game with a
career-high 23 points. Vaught also
showed some new-found intensity
after Frieder assured the junior
forward following the Illinois game
that he was going to start him and
give him more than a one-game
chance to prove himself.
"Loy will readily admit that his
biggest problem is staying
motivated. But I think we've turned
the corner. I was glad to see the way
he responded against Ohio State,"
Frieder said. "I'm keeping after him
and I think that he's starting to
mature. He's staying alert out there."
Vaught ended the Ohio St. game
with 22 points and currently leads
the country in field-goal percentage
with 73.9 percent.
Michigan will most likely keep
the same starting five of Vaught,
Mills, Glen Rice, Rumeal
Robinson, and Sean Higgins against
Wisconsin. The Wolverines have
used a different starting lineup in the
last seven games. But now, with the
recent emergence of Mills and
Vaught, Frieder sees no reason to
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* IM' to swim in friendly
waters this weekend
BY JAY MOSES
Sometimes, a friendly face is a
The Michigan womens
swimming team, coming off a
humbling experience at the
Longhorn Invitational in Texas,
faces amiable foe Eastern Michigan
.Saturday at 2:00 at the Canham
"This is not a high-pressure
meet," Michigan head coach Jim
Richardson said. "But we both have
some goals in mind, some things
,we'd like to see."
Even the coaches are friendly.
y. MU coach Margo Mahoney worked
with the Michigan staff at Club
Wolverine, the Wolverines' summer
"We're very good friends,"
:Richardson said. "She knows our
swimmers very well, and we know
While Richardson concedes that
"the Hurons will not be Michigan's
1 toughest competition, he sees the
K meet as another important step in
accomplishing the Wolverines' goals
7 for the season.
"Every time you get up there is a
;chance to try and develop and work
toward what you want to do by the
end of the season," Richardson said.
Both teams will move some
swimmers into off events to make
the races closer.
The Wolverines expect to be
challenged by first-year swimmers
Melanie Nelson (breaststroke) and
Nicole Ray (distance).
Michigan is in the midst of its
most rigorous part of the season.
"The intensity in the workouts is
increasing," Richardson said.
All sights are set on the Big Ten
championships next month here in
Ann Arbor. Next week the
Wolverines will start resting in
But first, there is Eastern
Michigan to deal with. And, friendly
or not, come Saturday, the Hurons
are the rivals.
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