First place Wildcats on
tap for women cagers
by Ryan Schreiber
Daily Basketball Writer
The Michigan women's basketball team looks to extend its three-game
winning streak at Wisconsin and Northwestern this weekend.
Wisconsin (7-13 overall, 2-8 Big Ten) relies on Robin Threatt (13.5
points per game) and Michele Kozelka (13.4 ppg) for its scoring. In their
last meeting, the Badgers held the halftime edge over Michigan, 29-27,
behind Threatt's nine points and seven rebounds. Michigan (14-7, 6-5) still
pulled away for the 68-5 1 win.
However, Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege expects things to be different
tonight in Madison.
"The critical thing about Wisconsin is that they are extremely tough at
home," VanDeWege said. "Just because we beat them here does not mean
anything in terms of going in there on Friday. We have to respect them a
On Sunday, No. 15 Northwestern will provide a difficult game for the
Wolverines. In January, the Wildcats (18-2, 9-1) stomped on Michigan, 92-
"They're in first place alone, so we expect a tough game," Michigan co-
captain Carol Szczechowski said. "They're really a difficult team, but I think
it's realistic that we can beat them.
"They don't have anything like someone really huge inside that's tough
or someone from the outside that can dominate us."
The Big Ten's third-leading scorer Michele Savage (19.1 ppg) will return
at forward for Northwestern after sitting out last week. Her replacement,
0 junior guard Jeanine Wasielewski, scored a career-high 20 points against
Wisconsin last Friday to lead Northwestern to the 73-62 win.
Northwestern's depth could prove to be pivotal in their final eight
conference games, as they hold a half game lead over second-place Purdue.
Trying to extend its winning streak to four games, Michigan is coming
off an impressive upset of Ohio State last Sunday, 58-55.
"We're playing our best basketball of the year right now, so I obviously
feel good about that," VanDeWege said. "Now we're heading for a road trip,
and we've just got to avoid a letdown."
* Men tankers take on
OSU in final dual meet
The Michigan Daily - Friday, February 16, 1990 - Page 11
OSU next up on
rough road agenda
by Mike Gill
Daily Basketball Writer
Looking back is always a lot
easier than looking ahead. Looking
back, one can say Michigan should
have beaten Indiana and Iowa on the
road. Now looking ahead, the
Wolverines face their biggest road
Entering last night's -game
against Minnesota, the teams
Michigan still must play on the road
(Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan
State, and Purdue) have an 18-4
home record. The Wolverines' three
remaining home opponents (North-
western, Wisconsin, and Iowa) have
a meager 1-18 road record.
It's evident that much of the
Wolverines' Big Ten title hopes rest
on the success of their current two
game road trip. The trip started last
night in Minneapolis and concludes
Sunday in Columbus against Ohio
The Buckeyes, under first year
coach Randy Ayers, are out of the
race for the Big Ten crown at 5-6 in
the conference, 11-10 overall. Yet,
when they entered Crisler Arena
January 18, the Buckeyes almost
stunned the Wolverines, before fall-
Michigan (8-3; 18-4 overall
before last night) won the game in
large part because of the spark
Demetrius Calip provided off the
bench. Calip led all scorers by
scoring a Big Ten career-high 19
points, hitting six of nine from the
floor, two of three from behind the
three point line, and five of six from
the free throw stripe.
Calip, in the starting rotation
since Sean Higgins went down with
a foot injury two weeks ago, has
sparked the Wolverines to three
straight conference wins entering last
night's contest. The Wolverines
have become more patient with the
basketball and have worked the ball
inside to big men Loy Vaught and
Terry Mills for easier baskets.
Vaught leads the conference in
rebounding with a 11.8 average and
Mills is fourth, grabbing 8.1 per
contest. Vaught is averaging 14.6
points per game, Mills 17.3. Guard
Rumeal Robinson leads the Wolver-
ines with a 19.6 average.
The inside game will be a battle
though, with Ohio State frosh phen-
om, Jimmy Jackson, taking on the
Wolverine big men. Jackson, last
week's Big Ten Player of the Week,
is averaging 18.6 points per game,
eighth best in the conference.
Perry Carter also could prove to
be a nemesis. Carter is averaging
15.5 ppg, along with 7.5 boards per
game. The two will test the Wolver-
ines upfront advantage and depth.
Michigan foward Terry Mills, shown here battling Ohio State's Bill
Robinson, had 24 points in last night's 77-73 win over Minnesota. Mills
hopes to put up similar numbers in Sunday's game at Ohio State.
by David Schechter
Daily Sports Writer
Scarlet and gray is just another
color combination as far as the
Michigan swim team is concerned.
The Wolverines will compete
against Ohio State tomorrow in
Michigan's final dual meet of the
season. They aren't worried, though.
"This is a last chance tune up
before the Big Tens... but there real-
ly isn't anything on the line," Coach
Jon Urbanchek said.
Distance swimmers Scott Ryan
and Eric Namesnik, however, will
need to swim strong times in the
1650 meter freestyle to qualify for a
position for the conference champ-
For each event, the top eight
swimmers of the season qualify for
the Big Tens. Ryan and Namesnik
hope their times will be good
enough to earn them a spot, and
possibly qualify for the NCAA's.
"They need to swim fast in order
to get into the finals. This will be
their last chance to swim the
1650...that's probably going to be
the highlight of the meet" said
"I don't really think there is any
pressure. It's not a major deal if I
don't qualify for the NCAA's this
weekend in that event," Namesnik
Ryan also has some thoughts on
the big race: "It's either going to be
a good swim or a bad swim. We just
started resting... and when you start
resting you feel a little more
energetic. But you just can't tell
until that day," Ryan said. "I feel I
can swim a really good mile. But
I'm not under pressure.".
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Ten) moved into a second-place tie
with Michigan State in the
conference, a half game behind
Purdue. Minnesota (16-6, 7-5)
dropped to fifth place in the league.
It was the first home loss of the
season for Minnesota, which has
won 26 of its last 28 games at
Terry Mills scored 24 points for
Michigan, which never trailed.
With Michigan leading 53-50,
Robinson made a layup and a three-
point shot and Mills made two short
jumpers to give the Wolverines a
12-point lead with 10:10 left.
But Minnesota then went on a
16-7 run to cut the lead to three
Melvin Newbern completed a
three-point play to make it 75-73
with 1:21 left, but Robinson and
Tony Tolbert each hit a free throw in
the last 43 seconds to put the game
out of reach.
1. Illinois at Michigan State
2. Iowa at Indiana
3. Minnesota at N'western
4. Wisconsin at Purdue
5. MICHIGAN AT OSU
6. Louisville at Virginia
7. S. Miss. at S. Carolina
8. Miami(Fla.) at Fla. St.
9. Va. Tech at Cincinnati
10. Evansville at Dayton
11. Princeton at Yale
12. Nebraska at Kansas
13. Air Force at Hawaii
14. Mississippi at Auburn
15. Chaminade at AK-Anch.
16. Kansas St. at Iowa State
17. Boston Coll. at UConn.
18. Butler at Detroit
19. Furman at Marshall
20. Fresno St. at San Jose St.
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