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Men's Basketball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena


Women's Basketball
at Bowling Green
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Bowling Green


The Michigan Daily'

Tuesday, December 10, 1991

Page 9

Slamometer gives Blue
by David Schechter
Daily Basketball Writer
Was this really Crisler Arena, or were you sitting behind the link fence
that surrounds your local playground black top?
Last night's game was pure basketball entertainment, and no one was
afraid to admit it.
"I've been coming to games since Gary Grant was here, and I always re-
embered that the crowds were really bad during finals time," said frosh
hris Webber, king of the Crisler playground. "But we had a great
crowJd...We have to reward them and dunks is how you do it."
Michigan's 112-62 drubbing of Chicago State was the perfect time for a
certain sportswriter to invent a new statistical device. Enter the
The Slamometer takes into account the Wolverines' biggest liability
(turnovers) and their strongest offensive asset (slam dunks).
Here's how it works: Let's say you're Chris Webber (which will prob-
ably never happen, but let's just say), and you scored 16 points on eight
field goals last night while committing two turnovers.
Break down those numbers, and you see that seven of your eight field
Noals came off slam dunks, and five of those jams came from alley-oops
(way to get the crowd going).
On the Slamometer a dunk is worth one point, an alley-oop is worth
two points, and turnover is worth a negative point. If you're still enough
of a basketball freak to be following this confusion, you'll begin to realize
that you (Chris Webber) had a real pretty game with a shattering 10 on the
And you might have even broken the damn thing if you didn't have to sit
out the last ten minutes of the second half.
On the other hand if you were Chip Armer (which is much more likely
to happen), you scored a zero on the Slamometer. Your one dunk worth one
-,point, is negated by your one turnover.
But at least you got in the game.
Fisher likes the spontaneity of the flying dunk, but admits that
sometimes it's a one of the team's set plays.
Of course, the rest were sheer playground improv.
Unfortunately, you probably won't see much of the Slamometer in
games to come. Why? It's just not that easy to dunk over a team like Duke.
Even if you are Chris Webber.


Michigan slam

,s Chicago St.
' C cgbyJohn Niyo ines' 16 dunks intched the number
Daily Basketball Writer of miscues.a
The annual thrashing of Chicago "We talked about decisions,
State by the Michigan men's basket- making better decisions with the
ball team took place last night, as ball," Fisher said. "We tried to
the new-look Wolverines pounded make the plays too quickly before,
the Cougars, 112-62. The last time a rather than making an extra pass.
Michigan squad topped the century We've got good passers, so hope-
mark was a year ago against this fully this is going to be a sign of
same team, 102-78. things to come."
Fittingly, Michigan's regular- James Voskuil, who shot 7-for-7
season debut showcased the five from the field, started the dunkfest
Wolverine newcomers in front of a with a rebound slam for the first
crowd of 10,313 at Crisler Arena. two points of the game.
All five scored in double figures, But turnovers helped the
with Jalen Rose's 19 points leading Cougars keep the score from getting
the way. out of hand early on. When King,
"They're playing a lot of min- who finished with 11 points and
utes, so they're gonna score some," four rebounds, picked up his third
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said. foul at 10:25, the score was 22-13.
"We start three of them. I see Michigan scored the next seven and
Jimmy King getting more comfort- went on to lead 52-31 at the inter-
able, and Ray Jackson was our best mission.
player against Detroit. And when A 32-10 run to start the second
they get an open shot, you expect half, keyed mostly by the first-year
them to make it. It's hard to keep players, turned the game into a
them down. " laugher in a hurry.
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Michigan's Jalen Rose paced the Wolverines with 19 points last night in
their 112-62 victory against Chicago State.

Women cagers end Mid-American tour

Literally. Much to the delight of
a loud student section - bolstered
by the new seating arrangement -
the Wolverines provided a little
showtime with alley-oop dunks
over and above the outmanned
Cougars. The Wolverines shot .644
and never trailed in the contest.
"They weren't that tall and we
ran the break tonight," said rookie
Juwan Howard, who had 12 points
and eight rebounds to go with six
blocks. "We ran the break real well,
I thought, and we spread the floor
Michigan held a height advantage
at -every position - 6-foot-7 Rose
was guarding 5-foot-8 frosh Ryon
Malone at times - and that caused
Chicago State coach Rick Pryor and
his team to forget their usual full-
court pressing style.
"We attempted to press, but
they turned it into a dunk contest,"
Pryor said. "They were bigger than
us. They were just throwing it be-
hind us."
The bright spot, according to
Fisher, was the smaller number in
the turnover column following last
night's game. In fact, the Wolver-


200 20-68 18-33

39 10 2462.

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Player Min. FG FT R A PF TP
Thames 31 3-13 1-2 4 1 4 7
Burcy 28 6-17 4-7 3 1 2 16
Barnes 18 0.2 0-2 7 0 4 0'
Malone 32 2-9 4-7 6 2 0 9
Clark 26 4-11 1-4 2 2 3 11
Rice 23 4,5 2-3 5 1 4 101
Sims 18 1-9 2-2 3 0 3 5,
Ross 16 0-1 4-6 1 3 4 4
Stubbs 8 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 0


by Ryan Herrin gton
Daily Basketball Writer
The Michigan woman's basketball team
hopes the third time is truly the charm when it
travels to Bowling Green tonight to face its
third consecutive Mid-American Conference
(MAC) opponent at Anderson Arena.
Seeking their first road victory of the season,
the Wolverines (1-2 overall) will attempt to
.bounce back from their two previous road con-
tests- losses to other MAC foes Central
Michigan and Toledo by margins of one point

and 20 points, respectively.
In contrast to Michigan's slow start, Bowl-
ing Green (5-1) has jumped out quickly in 1991.
The Falcons were victorious in their first five
games of the season, including a 75-72 upset over
then-No. 10 Purdue in the season opener. Even a
121-95 loss to Providence has not dampened
coach Jaci Clark's attitude about her team.
"We have played extremely well so far,"
Clark said. "We have had no injuries to report
yet and we're in good shape."
Bowling Green is led by junior Andrea

Nordmann, who has averaged 15.2 points and
eight rebounds per game thus far in the cam-
Lori Albers is leading the team in scoring
with 17.8 ppg although she has not yet cracked
the starting lineup this season. This past
weekend Albers shined, scoring 28 and 31 points
in the Falcons' two matches.
"We are looking forward to playing
(Michigan)," she said. "It's going to be a hard
fought game, an up-and-down game. It'll be a
good game for us."

3-pt. goals: 4-17 (Clark 2-6. Sims 1-3, Malone 1-
4, Burcy 0.3. Thames 0-1). FG%- .294. 3-pt.
FG%- .235. FT%- .545. Blocks: 1 (Thames).
Tumover: 24 (Malone 8, Clark 4, Rice 3. Ross 3?
Burcy 2. Barnes, Sims, Stubbs, Thames). Steals: Q.
Player Min. FG FT R A PF TP
Webber 27. 8-10 0.0 11 5 1 16
Voskuil 16 7-7 2-3 4 3 4 17
Howard 21 6-7 00 8 3 2 12
Rose 21 7-10 3-4 1 4 2 199-
Talley 24 4-9 3-7 1 4 1 11°
Jackson 17 5-6 0.1 4 1 3 1C
King 17 4-7 1-2 4 1 4 11e
Riley 16 3-5 0-0 7 1 3 6'
Hunter 14 0.2 0.0 1 5 3 0(;.
Pelinka 12 1-4 0 -0 1 3 1 2-
Mitchell 6 1.4 2.3 3 2 0 4
Seter 5 0.0 1-2 3 1 0 1'
Armer 4 1-2 0-2 0 0 2 Z
Totals 200 47-73 12-24 49 33 26 112
3-pt. goals: 6-13 (King 2-2, Rose 2-3. Jackson 1
1, Voskuil 1-1, Talley 0.3, Mitchell 0-1, Pelinka.
0-1, Webber 0.1). FG%- .644. 3-pt. FG%- .462.
Fr%- .500. Blocks: 12 (Howard 6,Webber 3,
Riley 2, King ). Tumovers: 16 (Rose5, Pelinks
2, Riley 2, Webber 2, Armner, Howard, Jackson,
King, Mitchell). Steals: 5 (Jackson 2,Hunter,
Talley, Webber).

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by Dan Linna
Daily Sports Writer
While the numbers may have
shown defeat for the Michigan
men's volleyball team, the presea-
son match was a victory in prepara-
tion for the upcoming regular sea-
The Michigan club team traveled
to Lapeer High School where it
played Ohio State's varsity team in
its final preseason match.
The Maize and Blue jumped on
the Buckeyes and led for most of the
first game before falling, 15-11.
*Ohio State continued the run to take
the second game, 15-7. The
Wolverines then regrouped in time
to salvage the final game, 16-14.
"They outsized us dramati-
cally," Wolverine coach Tom
Johengen said. "They had one person
at 6-foot, and then their starting -
lineup was 6-4, 6-4, 6-5, 6-7, 6-4.
Then, we have Rico Latham at 5-9,
Steve Arellano at 5-9, and Chris
Pierce at 6-foot. Given the size ad-
Wvantage, we played very well."
The Wolverines' defense and
blocking were not at their best
against the Buckeyes, but the offense
picked up the slack.
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incredible job hitting against a big
double block," Johengen said. "They
were able to either get by the block
or tool the block and hit the ball off
their hands for a lot of points."
One of Michigan's goals for this
season is to develop more of a fol-
lowing for the team. This is one of
the steps in their ultimate goal of
achieving varsity status. With this
goal in mind, the team felt that it
was important to prove that it
could compete with teams at the
varsity level.
"Their whole team may have
been a lot taller, but we hung with
them," Arellano said. "It wasn't
like we were blown off the court by
this big varsity power. Ball Sate and
Ohio State are two of the powers in

the Midwest, and we played with
them and showed them that we are a
club team but we are playing at
their level. That should answer
some questions; we're not playing
bad volleyball."
With the preseason now behind
them, the Wolverines feel confident
in their progress. A meeting last
week helped the team in its effort to
become a more cohesive unit. With
exams approaching and the break
following, the team doesn't have
any more official practices planned
until the winter term begins.
"We saw how well we are capa-
ble of playing, and then we saw
what else can happen," senior Mike
McCune said. "I guess it is good to
end the preseason this way to give us
incentive to work over break."

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