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Sports Monday Trivia
What is the only NCAA
Division I men's sport
without a postseason
tournament?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

Inside Sports Monday
Sports Calendar 2
Ice hockey coverage 2-3
Men's basketball coverage 4
Women's basketball coverage 5
A look at Rumeal Robinson 6
Wrestling coverage 7
Men's swimming coverage 7

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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday- March 12, 1

*Men go
west for
attempt
*to repeat
by Taylor Lincoln
Daily Basketball Writer
Before Steve Fisher was hired for
the permanent coaching job at
Michigan, he had eyes on the
coaching opening at his alma matar
-Illinois State.
Now, one national championship
later, Illinois State will make a bid
to end Fisher's first full season. The
-See Page 9 of the News section
for tournament bracketing.
third-seeded Wolverines will play the
fourteenth-seeded Redbirds Friday in

Women
earn first
NCAA
invite
by Theodore Cox
and Phil Green
Daily Basketball Writers

El

Hockey
awaits
NCAA
decision
by David Hyman
Daily Hockey Writer
The Michigan hockey team
moved a step closer to gaining its
first bid to the NCAA
Championships since 1977 with a 5-
4 victory over Bowling Green in
yesterday's CCHA consolation
playoff game.
"We hope that winning this will
give us the opportunity to
continue," Wolverine coach Red
Berenson said. "It was a big step for
our program and another step would
be just deserved," he added referring

Fisher: Faces alma matar
first-round action in the West
regional.
"I'm out to get them because
they didn't retire my number,"
Fisher said, who scored a total 64
points in his career at Illinois State.
He could not recall what his number
wore.
See Men, Page 8

For the first time ever, the
Michigan women's basketball team
received a bid to the NCAA
tournament and the team has
graciously accepted. The 10th seed
Wolverines will play 7th seed
Oklahoma State Wednesday night in
Stillwater, Ok. in the Midwest re-
gionals.
The team had just arrived at
Metro airport returning from its 80-
69 regular-season ending victory in
Minnesota when they found out the

VanlJeWege: Oklahoma St. next
news from coach Bud VanDeWege
who had just called Michigan's
sports information department.
First-year center Trish Andrew
described the scene: "We had been
waiting forever for our luggage at
the airport. We finally had all gotten
on the bus and he (VanDeWege)
said, 'While we're waiting I have
See WOMEN, Page 8

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Michigan

rolls

over

Berenson: Bid forthcoming?
to Michigan's first-ever entrance into
the CCHA Final Four and probable
NCAA berth.
Bids will behawarded around
10:30 p.m. tonight.
In order to be considered in the
bidding process, the Wolverines
needed to finish ahead of Bowling
Green. This is due to the fact that it
See HOCKEY, Page 8
Iowa
Blue
wins
easy,
127-96
by Taylor Lincoln
Daily Basketball Writer
It was too late to win the Big
Ten title, but soon enough to
salvage third place as the Wolverines
turned in one of their most lop-sided
victories of the season, 127-96, over
Iowa.
The win, coupled with Minn-
esota's loss to Ohio State, gave
Michigan sole possession of third
place. Michigan also set a Crisler
Arena record for points scored.
Starting with seven straight
points by Demetrius Calip, who
scored a career-high 22, Michigan
(22-7 overall, 12-6 Big Ten) led
from the start and expanded its lead
throughout the first half. The first
half high-point was a 27 point lead
with just under two minutes left.
Iowa (12-16, 4-14) mounted several
mini-comebacks in the second
twenty minutes but never got closer
than 17.
"I kept thinking we'd make a
run," Iowa coach Tom Davis said.
"We'd get it down to 20 and I
thought maybe we could get it in the
teens and make them sweat a little,
but they'd jump back on us."
Michigan coach Steve Fisher was
See IOWA, page 5

JOS EJUAIE4UafIy
Michigan celebrates a goal in yesterday's CCHA playoff consolation
game against Bowling Green. The Wolverines defeated the Falcons 5-4
to gain third place.
Ieers rebound
Win over Falcons lends
consolation for OT loss

by Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writer
In beating Bowling Green 5-4
in the consolation game yesterday,
the Michigan hockey team (24-12-
6) could return to the 12-team
NCAA tournament for the first
time since 1977.
A weekend earlier Michigan
swept past Western Michigan for
its first ever opening-round victory
in the CCHA playoffs. Then, the
Wolverines had to face top-ranked
Michigan State on Saturday, a
tough, emotional game in which
the Spartans won in overtime 4-3.
"We played a solid game and
overall it was a very even game,
either team could have won it,"
coach Red Berenson said.
Michigan State scored two
power play goals in the first period-
and-a-half and led 2-1 going into the
third period with the only
Wolverine score coming from Mike
Moes at 1:37 in the second period.
Then at 7:12 into the third,
Moes scored again as he shot past a
sliding Steve Beadle to tie the game
at two goals apiece. Four minutes
later Denny Felsner passed to Alex
Roberts shot scored from almost
mid-ice to give Michigan a 3-2 lead
with 8:51 remaining.

Unfortunately, the emotions
weren't enough as Spartan Peter
White took passes from Bryan
Smolinski and Shawn Heaphy to
tie the game at 3-3 with five
minutes to go.
At 4:23 in the overtime the
hopes of a CCHA championship
ended for Michigan as Smolinski
took the puck down the ice with
White behind him. Defenseman
Mark Sorensen was all alone and
dropped to block Smolinski's shot
but that allowed White to take a
clear shot and put the puck past
goalie Warren Sharples for the
game winner.
"That overtime goal was pinched
by the defenseman not having a
forward with him," Berenson said.
"He made a good play but he slid
into Sharples. It comes down to
that you can't give up two-on-ones
on overtime."
After that loss to Michigan
State, the Wolverines had one last1
chance to prove themselves to the
NCAA selection committee, the
consolation game against Bowling
Green who lost to Lake Superior
State.
Michigan needed to rebound
both physically and mentally to
prove that they were deserving of a

See GILL, Page 4 Michigan center Terry Mills slams in two of his 24
points in Saturday's 127-96 victory over Iowa.
Wrestlers

fini s
sixth 1in
Bi~g Ten's
by Matt Rennie
Daily Sports Writer
EVANSTON- While many
people have spent time searching for
the fountain of youth, Michigan
wrestling coach Dale Bahr could
have used something to tack on a
few years to his team.
With six of their ten wrestlers
competing for the first time in the
conference championships, the
Wolverines finished a distant sixth at
the Big Ten tournament behind
champion Iowa.

Women
split last
4 games
by Theodore Cox
and John Niyo
Daily Basketball Writers

There was a note posted on the
Michigan locker room blackboard,
'Be ready for a battle tonight.' The
note forecasted the final four Big Ten
games for the Wolverines.
Michigan emerged with a draw -
two wins and two losses -
finishing the season with a record of
19-9 overall, 11-7 in the Big Ten.
Michigan started the series with
an easy 76-62 win over Illinois in a
game that was done by halftime. The
Wolverines rolled off 13 straight
points in the last three minutes to
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