The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - March 19, 1990 - Page 5
by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer
~ Heat wave ends
for Blue cagers
RALEIGH, N.C. - Michigan has been both
mentally and physically hot for the last month. Last
Saturday, the women's basketball team was hot once
again, but this time, only physically in the Wolverines
loss to North Carolina State, 81-64, in the second round
of the NCAA tournament.
The Reynolds Coliseum temperature was well above
70 degrees and the humidity matched the heat.
"It was hot our there, and I think that took a lot out
of both teams," North Carolina State coach Kay Yow
"I usually don't get very frustrated in the heat,"
Michigan co-captain Tanya Powell said. "We practiced
in it two days, so we were ready for it. It's just different
playing 40 minutes of basketball up and down the
It was the fourth straight game on the road for the
Wolverines. None of their last four games have been
played in the same area either (Iowa, Minnesota,
Oklahoma, and North Carolina). Although it was not
the decisive factor, the heat and road fatigue greatly
contributed to Michigan's tournament loss.
The Wolfpack received a first round bye in the 48
field tournament and gained the benefit of an extra week
of practice in Raleigh.
"For our team, my biggest concern was that we
haven't played in two weeks," Yow said. "I felt our
timing could be off."
N.C. State's timing was off for all of two seconds.
Their passes were quick and precise. Their lay-ups were
spectacular. And center Sharon Manning hit her post-up
hook with NBA proficiency.
The Wolverines timing was not as fortunate. Passes
were dropped and easy shots were missed. Yet at the
same time, the team never gave up. If the Wolverines
had gotten some bounces to go their way, they might
"I felt like we fought really hard," Michigan forward
Tanya Powell said. "You can tell because everybody
was tired. Nobody came out with a lot left."
It is incredible to think that Michigan can play with
North Carolina State, which is ranked 11th in the
country, has been in the tournament eight of the nine
years the NCAA has run the contest, and has the talent
of Manning and Andrea Stinson, who some call the
Michael Jordan of women's basketball.
"I think perhaps overall, player for player, our team
has more talent," Yow said. "But, I think Bud's done a
great job with the Michigan program bringing it to this
Much of the credit does have to go to Bud
VanDeWege. In his sixth season, he has brought a
program that never tasted a winning season to the ranks
of the NCAA's best.
But VanDeWege takes nothing away from the fact
that he has five talented seniors to work with.
"It was an attitudinal thing, not an Xs and Os,"
VanDeWege said of his team's turnabout. "It was just
five tough, competitive seniors that are great people,
who said, 'Hey, we're going out the way we've always
believed we could go out."'
Since February 4th, the season for the Wolverines
has been a dream come true. Michigan went on a seven
game winning steak that started the surge to its best
"I'm disappointed in the fact that we lost the
ballgame (to North Carolina State)," VanDeWege said.
"But it has been an incredible run with this team. In ten
years of coaching, I've never enjoyed myself anymore
than this last couple of months."
Now it's time for Michigan to cool down physically
Trying to avoid the outstretched arm of North Carolina State forward Andrea Stinson, Michigan's Trish Andrew
looks to score. Andrew, a rookie center, scored fifteen points but could not carry the Wolverines to a second
NCAA tournament victory.
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probably the most I've run down
court. I think a lot of it was just
Andrew had an otherwise
outstanding game. She led all
Michigan players with 15 points,
shooting 50 percent from the field.
She was also a force on defense
where she drew a tough assignment
in Sharon Manning.
Manning played with her typical
intensity. The 6-foot-3 inch junior
had a game high 10 rebounds and
added 13 points.
"It was rough inside, but I'm
used to it." Manning said. "I knew
going in that Michigan could
rebound. They have two big, tall
post players. We just had to box
The Wolverines fell behind at
half, 37-26, after the Wolfpack
applied a 1-3-1 halfcourt defense.
Though the strategy left Michigan
several open shots, the Wolverines
rushed their opportunities and missed
many clear baskets, shooting only
36.3 percent for the half.
"I think we took our shots a little
too quickly," VanDeWege said. "I
still feel we should have made more
of those, but I think they (N.C.
State) applied the right kind of
In the second half, it was
showtime for the Wolfpack. North
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Retirement of coach
ends the Golden era
by John Niyo
Daily Sports Writer
Illinois head women's basketball
coach Laura Golden is finally calling
it quits. After sixteen years as a
collegiate head coach, Golden has
decided to step down and pursue
other interests, effective May 31.
Golden leaves the Illini having
coached them to an 83-89 record in
her six years there, good enough to
make her the winningest coach in
school history. Over her entire career
she has piled up a 258-167 (.647)
turned on her.
"It was very frustrating because I
wasn't used to getting my shot
blocked and they did it quite a fev
times," Andrew said.
MISS JORDAN - North
Carolina State's junior forward
Andrea Stinson was the one creating
most of the havoc for Andrew an4
her teammates, as she blocked An-
drew twice and added 20 points,
seven rebounds and three steals as
Stinson has put up numbers like
that with regularity, and her smooth,
quick style has caused coaches
around the nation to compare hei
with another North Carolina hoops
"Andrea Stinson is without a
doubt the closest women's player to
a female Michael Jordan."
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A dejected Wolverine bench looks on as North Carolina State puts an end to Michigan's dream
Saturday afternoon in Raleigh. The 81-64 second round NCAA tournament loss gave Michigan a
Andrew consistently rejected oppon-
ents this season, tallying a whop-
ping 63 blocked shots on the year.
But against 11th-ranked North
Carolina State, the tables were
Carolina State capitalized on
Michigan's ten turnovers to run a
flashy fastbreak game led by guard
Krista Kilburn and forward Andrea
Stinson scored most her game-
high 20 points on the run,
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attempting reverse lay-ups and other We were all looking for each other."
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"It's fun, especially when it's It was team fun indeed. The
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teammates were looking for me and I with 13:29 left in the game on a
was looking for them. It wasn't like behind the back, no-look pass from
I was trying to take it one-on-one. Kilburn to Manning.
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