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Ice Hockey
vs. Ohio State
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

SPO RTS

Men's Tennis
vs. Purdue
Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Liberty Sports Complex

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, March 12, 1992

Page 5

M'

engineers victory

at Purdue,

70-61

Blue rebounding leads

Wolverines
by John Niyo
Daily Basketball Writer
WEST LAFAYETTE -
Michigan and Purdue didn't unveil
any surprise offensive strategies last
night, as the Wolverines prevailed,
70-61, and upped their record to 10-
7 in the Big Ten and 19-8 overall.
The Wolverines wanted to exploit
a height advantage, pounding the
ball inside and putting back missed
shots.
Meanwhile, the Boilermakers (7-
10, 15-14) wanted to find open jump
shots - which usually means get-
ting the ball in the hands of Woodie
Austin - the way they did in a 65-
60 victory over Michigan at Crisler,
Jan.15.
"We didn't want to lose to any
team twice this season," Chris
Webber said. "We've done that now,
except for Ohio State. We just
wanted to pay them back."
And they did it with defense.
After the teams traded baskets in
the early going - Purdue from the
outside and Michigan from inside
the paint - the Wolverines stepped
up the defense.
"Their pressure undid us,"
Purdue coach Gene Keady said. "We
didn't take the call at the hoop when
we should have. Their pressure made
us play tentitive."
After Austin, who finished with
20 points on nine-for-20 shooting,
hit a baseline jumper to put Purdue
up 17-14, Michigan went on a 10-0
run.
"They just turned up the pres-
sure," Austin said. "And they got
transition baskets off their steals.

to triumph
That was the turning point."
Michigan then was able to hold
off the Boilermakers the rest of the
way, thanks to a 37-24 rebounding
advantage. Purdue had out-re-
bounded the Wolverines in Ann
Arbor, 40-20.
"I had Steve Fisher talk at my
luncheon today, and he said, 'You
will not outrebound us tonight,"'
Keady said. "I guess they learned
their lession."
Fisher was also pleased with his
team's work ethic.
For Purdue, the loss destroyed
any hopes of making the NCAA
tournament. Keady had said earlier
in the week that his team needed to
win its final two games against
Michigan and Indiana to have a
chance at a bid.
MICHIGAN (70)
FO FT Rob.
Mn. M-A M-A 0T A F Pts.
Webber 34 6-16 0-1 4-10 2 2 12
Jackson 23 3-6 0-0 1-2 1 0 6
Howard 31 714 4-4 4-5 0 3 18
Rose 36 4-7 9-12 1-5 6 2 17
King 31 1-2 0-0 0-4 2 3 2
Pelinka 19 2-4 8-7 3-4 1 0 11f
Rlley 15 2-3 0-0 0-4 2 3 4
Voskuil 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Taley 4 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0
Hunter 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1
Totals 200 2-52 15-24 14-37 15 14 70
PURDUE (61)
FG FT Reb.
Mn. N-A N-A O -T A F Pt..
Martin 32 5-8 6-7 2-4 2, 2 16
Stanback 32 2-5 4-4 2- 0 3' 8
Riley 37 3-10 1-2 0-5 1 2 7
Trice 18 1-4 0-0 0.1 3 2 3
Austin 37 9-20 2-2 1-3 4 2 22
Waddell 21 0-1 0-0 0-2 6 2 0
Darner 13 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 3 4
Brantley 7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 2 2
McNary 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Painter 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 0
Totals 200 22-53 13-15 8-24 18 19 61
Michigan...-----28 42 - 70
Purduey.A-...-A-20 41 -- 61
At Mackey Arena; A-14,123 (paid)

Purdue's Woody Austin pulls in a rebound in front of Michigan's Ray Jackson during last night's
game. Jackson contributed six points toward the Wolverines' 70-61 victory.

No.1 Kass
doubtfu
for men
netters
by Adam Miller
Daily Sports Writer

Blue hitters head to California

And now, for the latest install-
ment of the ongoing saga of the
Michigan men's tennis team: As the
Kass turns.
When we left you last week, No.
1 singles player David Kass, stricken
with tendinitis of the right elbow,
was "definitely out" of the Wol-
verines' matches against Illinois and
Northwestern, according to coach
Arian Eisner. But then, lo and
behold, Kass played in both matches
and won both his singles contests.
Tomorrow, Michigan (2-1 in the
Big Ten, 2-4 overall) will host
Purdue (0-0, 7-1) at the Liberty
Sports Complex. And what do you
know?
"There's a high probability that
David Kass will not be playing,"
Eisner said. "We've been trying to
find a block of time for him to take
off. And with just the one match
(Michigan does not play Sunday, as
it did last weekend), this appears to
be the right time to do it. Right now,
we're not expecting him to play. But
things can change, just like they did
last week."
With or without Kass, Michigan
will have its hands full with the
Boilermakers. As a team, Purdue has
recorded three shutouts, winning by
an average of over six matches. Its
doubles tallies are even more im-
pressive. Purdue's No. I doubles
team of Scott Micus and Dan Poole
is 7-0, and Andy Berlinski and Mike
Gucciardo are 8-1 at No. 2. In all,
the Boilermakers have lost only four
doubles matches this season.

by Tim Rardin
Daily Baseball Writer
Last weekend, the Michigan
baseball team headed to Las Vegas
to play two doubleheaders, expecting
to get a dose of some perfect
baseball weather. Instead, the Wol-
verines were greeted by rain, and
lots of it. Though their plans to im-
prove on their 1-7 record were wash-
ed out, Michigan will try its luck
again in sunny California in three
games with Fresno State this
weekend.
For Michigan, the rainout could
prove detrimental down the road, as
it has not played a game in over two
weeks.
"(The layoff) just regressed our
program totally," Michigan coach
Bill Freehan said. "For all intents
and purposes, this is our first game."
The Wolverines, very young with
only five starters returning, did see
some bright spots from some veteran
players during their spring trip.
Juniors Scott Winterlee and Scott
Timmerman knocked in four and
three runs, respectively. Senior co-
captain Steve Buerkel added three
RBIs of his own behind a .344 bat-
ting average. Sophomore left fielder
Nate Holdren, who also plays inside
linebacker for the Michigan football
team, provided what little power the
Wolverines did display, with two
homers and six RBIs in only six
games.

"Our veteran players had good
spring trips for us," Freehan said.
"But we've still got a lot of areas of
improvement ahead of us."
The Wolverines are particularly
inexperienced defensively. With the
exception of Winterlee at third base
and Timmerman at second,
Michigan is very young in the in-
field. The outfield, which returns
'One of our goals is to
learn about ourselves
right away. We played
well at times, but we
still need to work on
the fundamentals.
We've still got a lot of
areas of improvement
ahead of us'
- Bill Freehan
Michigan baseball coach
only one full-time starter in center
fielder Buerkel, will likely include
football players Holdren and senior
Pat Maloney, in left and right field,
respectively.
"We knew we would have a
young team," Freehan said. "But one
of our goals is to learn about our-
selves right away. We played well at
times, but we still need to work on
the fundamentals."
The pitching is solid, despite los-
ing all-Big Ten starters Jason Pfaff

(9-3) and Russell Brock (8-6).
Junior right-handers Dennis
Konuszewski and Eric Heintschel
return to start for the Wolverines,
while senior co-captain Todd Marian
anchors the Michigan bullpen.
Fresno State should provide an
ideal opportunity for the Wolverines
to iron out some of their problem ar-
eas. The Bulldogs, currently 12-9,
return seven starters from a team that
went 42-23 last year, good for a
first-place tie in the Big West and a
trip to the College World Series.
Fresno State coach Bob Bennett
has been pleasantly surprised with
his team thus far, especially with the
pitching, which suffered the loss of
all-American Bobby Jones, who
went 16-2 with a 1.88 ERA last sea-
son.
"So far, our starting pitching hais
been pretty good," Bennett said.
"We've been up and down a little bit
because of our hitting, but I think we
have the potential to be a real good
hitting team."
Despite the Wolverines' early
record, Bennett expects Michigan to
provide quality competition.
"We don't know a whole lot
about them," Bennett said. "I know
they've gotten off to a slow start, but
they do have pretty good pitching.
Michigan has always had an out-
standing program. I think they'll be
a good ballclub, regardless of what
their win-loss record is."

Michigan captain David Kass notched two victories against Illinois last
weekend. Kass is again not listed to play this weekend against Purdue.

However, Purdue, which started
7-0, was bombed by Central Florida,
8-1, in its last match, and Michigan
would no doubt like to lengthen the
Boilermakers' skid.
"We're pretty enthusiastic now
that we've got two wins- under our
belt," No. 4 singles player Terry
London said.
No. 2 Dan Brakus, riding a three-
match singles winning streak, faces
the greatest challenge. He either
plays Micus at No. 1, if Kass sits, or
faces Berlinski, 9-1, in the No. 2
spot.

"Dan has been playing good,
solid tennis, and he's made the shots
when he's had to make the shots,"
Eisner said. "His serving, quite hon-
estly, hasn't been as consistent as
you would like it to be ... But I look
at the positive. He has come up with
the two wins even when he hasn't
played his best."
Brakus' teammates are also con-
fident in him.
"Dan said he's playing the best
tennis in his life," London said. "He
doesn't expect to lose either (singles
or doubles) Friday."

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Citizens Party of Michigan candidate, should respond
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Golfers swing south for tournament

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Leaving Kenya and
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of Africa". Saw 16 ele-
phants and three prides
of lion on the way to
Ngorongoro Crater.
Bringing photos' to
prove. Dan, sports
anchor on the nightly
student news, and I
both thank you for
faxing the big game
score. Hewaspsyched!

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by Brett Forrest
Daily Sports Writer

The Florida sunshine is calling,
and the Michigan men's golf team is
listening. This weekend, the Wolver-

The Wolverines already have
some tournament pressure under
their belts. The Florida course is laid
out in much the same way as the one
at Fripp Isle. Also, most of the

course last year and saw some simi-
larities with Fripp Isle.
"It's got the same type of setup
where you've got to put the ball in
the fairway," Kobane said. "It's

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