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Baseball
vs. Wayne State
Tuesday, 2 p.m.
Fisher Stadium
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Softball
vs. Ohio State
Friday, 3 p.m.
Varsity Diamond

Monday, April 3, 1989

Page 1D

Adam Schrager

Fisher, Wolverines had final
play diagrammed all along
SEATTLE - Whenever a team executes a play perfectly, as Michigan'
did in the final seconds of its 83-81 national semifinal victory over Illinois,
everybody marvels at the coach for diagramming such a play in the huddle.
Rumeal Robinson's penetration led to a Terry Mills three-point attempt
from the corner, which was subsequently followed by Sean Higgins'
'rebound basket' at :01. Just as it was planned on interim coach Steve
Fisher's blackboard, right?
"Oh sure it was planned," a straight-faced Mark Hughes said. "We wanted,
Terry to take a three-pointer. We knew he would miss it, so we sent Sean
underneath to rebound it in. It worked, didn't it?"
No Michigan fan is complaining, because the execution of the play was
so precise. Since Fisher took over, the Wolverines have been preforming
exactly as their coach has illustrated. In fact, Fisher highlighted this point
when he said after the game that Mills "missed the shot the right way."
The diplomat that Terry Mills is, he has tried to downplay his picture-
perfdct roll in Saturday's victory. According to him, he was only doing his
job.
"They doubled down on our other shooters, so even if I wanted to pass'
off, I couldn't have," Mills said. "Coach would have probably gotten angry
if I passed the ball. After all, I was only following the set play.
"I heard a yell behind me when I shot the ball going, 'No, no. Not that
shot."'
It must have been an Illinois fan. They were very loud Saturday. But as
hard as they tried to break Mills' 'rhythm', there was no chance that hd
would not miss long by four feet, give or take a foot. Fans must realize that
basketball is an exact science.
"Terry has missed those before so I was kind of surprised coach Fisher did
not send more people to the offensive boards," Mike Griffin said.
A dejected Illinois squad agreed that they did all they could to stop "Helter
Skelter," Fisher's name for the play.
"We played good defense on the final play," Kenny Battle, who scored ,
game high 29 points, said. "It was just a long rebound to Higgins. We had;
good position. We just couldn't do anything about it."
"It was a terrific moment that I think all of us will cherish forever,
Fisher said.
Definitely so, and he is no April Fool.

Associated Press
Glen Rice is at the celiter of the celebration after Michigan's 83-81 win over Illinois.

The Hall
Cortinued from Page 1 in a
press conference yesterday. "I think
that they're an unu ual team because
they present the three areas you're
very concerned with: size, strength
and quickness."
While Carlesimo may be overly
and openly worried, Michigan in-
terim coach Steve Fisher is a little
calmer, but also leery of the 31-6
Pirates.
"Seton Hall.is going to be a great
opponent," Fishe? said. "As I

watched a little film and looked at
their statistics, what jumps out at
you is their defense, obviously.
"They gave Southwest Missouri
two field goals in the last nine. and
half minutes; Evansville had no field
goals in the last 7:11 of their game;
Indiana had two field goals in the
last eight minutes and Vegas got
only fourteen points in the last 13
minutes. That "sa'ys it all about
Seton Hall's defense."
While the Pirates' defense has
been difficult for their opponents on
the whole, they have continually
harassed the other team's offensive
star throughout the tournament.

They held Evansville's Scott Haffner
to 6-of-19 shooting, Indiana's Jay
Edwards was 4-of-11, Nevada-Las
Vegas' David Butler shot 6-of-15 and
Puke's Danny Ferry managed 13-for-
29 shooting, after going 8-of-11 in
the first half.
Glen Rice is the Hall's next de-
fensive project. Rice, who needs 29
points to*break former Michigan star
Mike McGee's all-time Big Ten
scoring record of 2,439 points and
25 points to break the all-time
NCAA tournament record held by
Bill Bradley, is yet another of Car-
lesimo's worries.
"You have to realize that you're
not going to stop a Glen Rice," Car-
lesimo said. "Our goal is to make
him work harder and maybe shoot
from one foot further than where he

normally shoots from."
Both teams enter tonight's con-
test unsure of the role they will
play. Until this moment, Seton Hall
and Michigan have been underdogs
in most of their recent contests, but
this has not affected the attitudes of
either team's players.
"We have been the underdog
throughout the whole tournament,"
Pirate forward Daryll Walker said.
"They might say we're the underdog,
but we're not. We know what we
can do."
"I think (playing for the national
championship) is a credit to coach
Fisher and my teammates," Wol-
verine forward Loy Vaught said. "We
are playing our best basketball now
and this is our chance to silence all
the critics."

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Victory
Continued from Page 1
Rice continued his tournament
frenzy, scoring 28 points to lead the
Wolverines and to pull within 28
points of the all-time Big Ten
scoring record.
Michigan used its size and
strength to dominate the boards
against the Illini, who had used their
quickness to keep the Wolverines off
the glass in the teams' previous
meetings.
"We still could have gotten the
win if we get a rebound," Illinois
coach Lou Henson said. "But how do
we get the rebound with three guards
in there? That's how they won the
basketball game-we couldn't get
the ball off the boards."
A tight Wolverine defense held
Kendall Gill to only 11 points.
Entering the game, Illinois (31-5)
was 18-0 with Gill in the lineup.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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9. U-M undergraduates, in teams of 2 to
4, will work on the solution of a prob-
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four real-world problems. They can
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Winning teams will share up to 5300 in
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Registration:
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contact Prof. Carl Simon (763-3074).

Illinois jumped to a 16-8 lead.
early in the first half, before
Michigan went on an 11-2 run
midway through the half with Gil
sitting on the Illinois bench.
"We weren't patient enough ort
offense, and they played great.
defense," Illinois' Stephen Bardo
said. "They just wouldn't let us pull
away like we did in the previous
games."
The teams traded baskets for the
remainder of the half, and Michigar
took a one-point lead into the locker
room.
"I was legitimately upset with,
our kids at halftime," Fisher said:
"We told the kids we were
disappointed they didn't have-an 8=
to-10 point lead."
The teams traded baskets and leads
for most of the second half, and a'
Kenny Battle hook gave the Illini
their final lead of the game, 72-71,,
with 4:46 to go. Battle led the Illini~
with 29 points.
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