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I've ever had a team work harder."
Jepsen wreaked havoc inside
throughout the game, with 19 points
and 16 rebounds, and also helped put
Michigan in foul trouble. He was the
leader as Iowa's front line outscored
Michigan's heralded contingent of
Loy Vaught, Terry Mills and Sean
Higgins, 30-15, in the second half.
"They beat us up on the offensive
boards and got all sorts of post
baskets," said Michigan's coach
Steve Fisher, who has seen his team
lose a similar lead against Indiana
and threatened to do so several other
times this season. "Instead of hold-
ing our ground, we backed away."
Even in the overtime, Michigan
did not seem in danger of losing.
The Wolverines led by three and
forced Iowa to run the shot clock
low with two minutes remaining, but
Iowa guard Troy Skinner was able to
get free for a game-tying three-
pointer, knotting the game at 76.
"(Robinson) kind of got tripped
up. Wade (Lookingbill) saw me and
made a good pass and I put it in,"
It wasn't until 38 seconds re-
mained in regulation that Iowa
pulled even for the first time since
very early in the game. Forward
Michael Ingram drove between
Vaught and Mills and put the ball in
off the backboard. The play was one
of several tough baskets scored by
Ingram and Jepsen in the second
"Their primary thing was getting
the ball inside," Mills said. "We had
a lot of guys with four fouls."
Michigan had a chance to win the
game in regulation, but Higgins
missed an open three-pointer from
the top of the key. The miss was
Higgins' fifth in five attempts from
outside the three-point circle, sym-
bolizing a poor shooting perform-
ance for the Wolverines, who shot
only 46 percent from the field.
Fisher was not concerned with
the shooting very much. "It's more
than missing shots," he said. "I can
accept that. It's the second and third
shots we allowed that upsets me."
Early in the game, it appeared
very unlikely that Iowa would be
able to put it into overtime. Mich-
igan saw its 14-0 run matched by an
Iowa 12-0 run. But the Wolverines
controlled the rest of the half,
rallying behind 22 points by
Robinson, including 18 points in the
final 8:36 to lead 44-33 at the inter-
Last year the same two teams
battled to a double-overtime game in
Iowa City, but Michigan won.
Despite the similarities of the two
games, Saturday's game did not
remind Fisher of the 1989 encounter.
"The end result doesn't," Fisher
said. "Last year we were the ones
yelling, screaming, slapping high
fives. I guess what goes around,
by Mike Gill
Daily Basketball Writer
IOWA CITY - Saturday's game
against Iowa, which Michigan even-
tually lost in overtime, 78-76, left
Rumeal Robinson fuming at the
"They shouldn't get paid for
that," Robinson said afterwards of
the officials' performance.
No one fouled out in the game,
but Michigan suffered the most
damage from the referees' whistle.
Four of the Wolverines' eight play-
ers who saw game action picked up
four fouls. Iowa only had two play-
ers with four fouls out of the twelveQ
players inserted into the action.
The foul trouble hurt Michigan's -
"They played harder, especially
inside," Michigan coach Steve Fish-
er said. "Regardless of whether you
have foul trouble inside, you have to
stalk your opponent."
But Robinson's beef concerned
the way the game was called.
"The referees set the tone,"
Robinson said. "In the first, they
said, 'no pushing.' We got a lot of
pushing calls. The second half they
(Iowa) came out and all they did was
push underneath the basket.
"A fight probably should have
broke out. The job they did was
However, Les Jepsen, who sunk
two free throws in overtime to give
Iowa the win, saw the game other
ways. "I thought they actually called
a couple touchy fouls," Jepsen said.
"I'd rather play rough. That way you
don't foul out."
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ourselves it's happening because - and then eliminate
the because," rookie coach Steve Fisher said.
Eliminating the because.
Can Loy Vaught point to the reason behind all the
"No, I can't," Vaught said. "It's something every-
one's thinking about. The question's on everyone's
mind. I'm sure coach Fisher is thinking about it, but I
can't pinpoint it."
"They go in and get that pep talk and we go out and
we're not as ready as they are," Vaught said. "That may
lead to some of it."
So now we see a different Fisher than before. Last
season, he received the reputation of a master motivator
who brought out the best in a team of constant
underachievers. That rap has reappeared again.
And don't forget last year. Against the Hawkeyes in
Iowa City, the Wolverines dropped a 20 point lead but
came back to win in double overtime, 108-107, with
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"I guess what goes around comes around," Fisher
said. "It came around tonight."
Does Terry Mills know why it's happening?
"No, not that I can understand," Mills said. "It's not
supposed to happen."
But Iowa's Wade Lookingbill might have had the
answer. After all, he saw such a demise up close and*
personal. And he had the foresight to see it coming.
"We studied the Indiana tape a lot," Lookingbill said.
"They were up by about 20 against Indiana and Indiana
came back and beat them.
"They have a history of...not folding but they have
so much talent they kind of coasted. Oh, I don't know if
I should say that."
Say it. Maybe that's just it. Michigan is so good
they turn the autopilot on and off. Saturday, the pilot
died and could not be restarted.
"I think they got tired," Lookingbill added.
The Wolverines rely on their starters. The minutes
are piling up. And as they pile up, leads evaporate.
So, it's a loss. A loss that needs explaining. A loss
that does not make sense.
"Where do you start tomorrow," Mills was asked.
"I don't know," he replied. "It's
something we're going to have to
rely on the coaching staff to do."
The face of Fisher afterwards
looked drawn and weary. The wear,
of the game, maybe the season,
"Okay men let's go," he told the
remnants of his team still left in the
He tossed his can of Coke away.
The search for answers begins.
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