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How many consecutive
Sweet 16 appearances has
North Carolina made in the
NCAA tournament?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

'M' Sports Calendar
Wrestling
Men's Gymnastics
Women's Gymnastics
Q&A
Sheran My Thoughts
Men's Tennis
Men's Basketball
Ice Hockey

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The Michigan Daily-- Sports Monday March 23,1992
LSSU tops Michigan, 3-1
Victory gives Lakers second-straight CCHA title

by Ken Sugiura
Daily Hockey Writer
DETROIT - It wasn't supposed
to turn out this way. Michigan had
set out the goals it wanted to achieve
- proving itself to Michigan State
and Lake Superior State, winning
the Central Collegiate Hockey As-
sociation regular-season title, a
fourth straight Great Lakes Invita-
tional title - and had met them all.
Certainly Michigan would
achieve this last goal, a CCHA play-
off title, before setting off for the
NCAA tournament. It didn't turn out
that way.
The Wolverines had two strikes
against them yesterday, and it was
enough to doom them against Lake
Superior in the title tilt, 3-1.
Strike No. 1 was Laker goalie
Darrin Madeley. The tournament
MVP stopped 24 of 25 shots. In
addition, he keyed a Laker defense
that snuffed out two third-period
power plays, the second of which

featured one minute, 22 seconds of a
sixth attacker.
"Obviously, Darrin Madeley had
a lot to do with the difference,"
Laker coach Jeff Jackson said. "Our
whole effort is backboned by him."
The second strike was the roll of
the puck: Lake's first two goals
wobbled over the goal line. Like-
wise, the puck fairy decided not to
help the Wolverines. Despite con-
trolling much of the game, Michigan
couldn't find the back of the net.
And so for the second straight year,
the CCHA final at Joe Louis Arena
ended with the Lakers (26-9-4
overall) downing the Wolverines
(31-8-3) in a classic match.
"For the most part, I thought our
team played hard and they played
well," Michigan coach Red Beren-
son said. "It was a great game to
play in, to coach, and I'm sure it was
a great game for the fans."
With the score knotted at one, the
teams emerged from the locker-

rooms and played out the final
stanza in dazzling fashion. The title-
winning play began with Clayton
Beddoes who scored the overtime
winner in last season's 6-5 overtime
CCHA title contest. At 9:02, Bed-
does pushed a loose puck towards
linemate Paul Constantin in the slot.
"The puck was going to the guy
in front, who was wide-open, and I
went out and hit it away," Michigan
goalie Steve Shields said.
Shields' and Constantin's sticks
clashed, and the puck hopped over
Shields and rolled into the empty
net.
After a futile Michigan power
play, in which it could not muster a
shot on goal, Brian Rolston finished
out the scoring.
Rolston caught defenseman Doug
Evans cheating in, raced by him and
took a laser-like pass from Con-
stantin at the Michigan blueline.
Virtually alone as he entered the
See LAKERS, Page 5

KMISTO FrR . ILLE TTEalJy
Michigan's Doug Evans and the rest of the Michigan squad look on dejectedly as Lake Superior State is awarded
the CCHA trophy, yesterday. The Lakers defeated the Wolverines, 3-1 to take the playoff title.

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Wolverines " bring,
verdict in early
ATLANTA - The game was never really in doubt.
Michigan vs. East Tennessee State? Blowout City,
right?
People didn't know what to expect from this
Buccaneer team that upset Arizona - the team in the
region that potentially posed the most problems for the
Wolverines - in Friday's first round.
A few observers thought ETSU
Albert might be able to give Michigan a
Lin run for its money. But that never
happened, because this game, for
all intents and purposes, was over
early. The outcome never was in
question.
And for the Wolverines, that
meant a chance to show off their
collective athletic abilities. It
appeared sporadically in the first
half, but during one stretch in the
second, and continuing until the
Bucs began fouling, it was there
full blast. The run-and-gun style
that so suits this team was in full
swing. It was Showtime.
The glimpses with which Michigan teased the fans
in the first half only made them more hungry for what
was to come. TheWolverines had three dunks before
the break - two alley-oops and one follow-up - but
the most impressive hoop didn't draw any rim.
Guard Jimmy King stole the ball midcourt and took
See LIN, Page 7

by John Niyo
Daily Basketball Writer
ATLANTA - Consider it mis-
sion accomplished, for now.
Tremendous inside play keyed
Michigan as it slammed a 102-90
victory over East Tennennesse State
into its suitcase and headed back to
Ann Arbor with an invitiation to the
Sweet 16 in Lexington.
The sixth-seeded Wolverines will
face the No. 2 seed, Oklahoma State,
Friday at the Southeast Regional in
Rupp Arena.
Chris Webber lead the way,
throwing in a career-high 30 points
and grabbing nine rebounds. That
combined with Juwan Howard's 23
points to stop the outsized
Buccaneers.
"That was our game plan,"
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"We tried to use our strength and
size inside."
That strategy worked to perfec-
tion in the early going agaisnt
ETSU, which starts just one player
taller than 6-foot-5.
Howard and Webber scored eas-
ily, knocking down 12 of Michigan's
first 14 points, as Michigan jumped
out to a 14-5 advantage.
"Once they got it in there, they
just turned around and dropped it
in," ETSU forward Rodney English
said.
Fisher felt that much of the credit

belonged to the Michigan guards.
"Our guards-Jalen (Rose) and
Jimmy (King) in particular- made
that happen," Fisher said. "They
made the right decisions on when
and how to get it in there and when
not to."
Michigan extended the lead in the
first half.
Rob Pelinka came off the bench
to hit consecutive three pointers, and
a three-pointer by Webber made it,
37-22, with 8:24 left until halftime.
Howard continued to score ina
variety of jump hooks and easy lay
ups in the lane, finishing the half
with 16 points, and Michigan led,
54-34, at the break.
But it was the lack of 3-pointers
from the Buccaneers-they hit 11 of
19 in the first 20 minutes against
Arizona Friday night-that was most
noticable.
"We dug ourselves a hole early,
ETSU coach Alan LeForce said.
"We just didn't move the ball around
or shoot the ball as well as we
hoped."
And Michigan was there to
bother them when they tried to
launch, allowing four treys on nine
attempts, and 7-for-16 shooting in-
side the stripe in the first half.
"I've never played against any-
one who got after me the way they
did," said English, who finished with
See Buccaneers, Page 7

Michigan center Juwan Howard drives past East Tennessee State's Greg Dennis. Howard
scored 23 points en route to the Wolverines' second-round NCAA tournament victory.

Women tankers take
seventh at NCAAs

Heads up
by Andy Do Korte
Daily Hockey Writer

play for icer

by Kim DeSempelaere
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's swim-
ming and diving team returned from
Austin yesterday not only with great
tans but also with a seventh place
finish in the NCAA Championships.
Stanford dominated the entire
meet with first place finishes in
nearly every event and a final score
of 735.5 points. The top three indi-
vidual swimmers at the meet were
Stanford's Summer Sanders, Jenny
Thompson, and Eileen Richetelli.
Texas, Stanford's closest
competitor, was nearly 80 points
behind with 651 points. A distant
third, Florida (294.5) caught SMU
(285) and Arizona(272) by small
margins.
The three-day long competition
started out well for the Wolverines
as they had captured eighth place by
the end of the first day. Senior
Mindy Gehrs took seventh in the
200-yard individual medley and
Katherine Creighton grabbed the

sixth-place finish in 1:42.35.
"Everyone was really happy with
the way they swam," Humphrey
said. "Most everyone had swam
faster or equally as fast as they did at
the Big Ten meet."
Gehrs took two of the three high-
est individual places for the
Wolverines, with a fourth-place fin-
ish in 400 IM in 4:14:39 and a fifth
place finish in the 200 butterfly in
1:59:67.
"I was really happy with my per-
formance, I did better than I ex-
pected," said co-captain Gehrs.
Both first year swimmers at the
championships, Humphrey and
Hooiveld swam as well or better
than many veterans. Hooiveld cap-
tured sixth in the 200 breaststroke
(2:14:53) and tenth in the 100
breaststroke (1:02:23). Humphrey
placed ninth in both the 200 back-
stroke (1:57:70) and the 100 back-
stroke (:54:91).
"It wasn't really that hard for me

Going into the 1991-92 hockey season,
senior right wing Ted Kramer held the third
spot on Michigan's all-time penalty and
penalty minute lists with 129 penalties for
296 minutes.
Kramer's three-year achievement resulted
from developing a penchant for
extracurricular activities, making poor
decisions on other penalties and earning a
reputation which placed him under the close
scrutiny of referees. He was also 35th on the
all-time scoring list but that often went
unnoticed by the fans.
While a hockey team does need its
enforcers, Kramer knew he had gone too far
at times and decided to change his ways.
"I took a lot of stupid penalties,
retaliation penalties," Kramer said.
"Sometimes I would get so involved, I
would lose control. I hurt the team a lot, and
I know I did. Coach (Red Berenson) and I
have had some conversations. I really wanted
to be a smart player on the ice and I didn't
want to take dumb penalties, because as a
senior, I think you need to take responsibility
on the ice and not lose control like I did my
first three years."

Senior Ted Kramer
adds mental touch
to his physical play

understands it. He's a better two-way player
than when he started."
"When he started" is a relative
statement. Ted Kramer began his hockey
career when he was six years old, and at that
point, no one plays defense.
"Ted starting skating when he was six,"
Ted's mother Janet Kramer said. "It seemed
like as soon as he started, the kids in the next
older age group wanted him to skate with
them."
Living in Findlay, Ohio, the number of ice
rinks is limited. And like a number of young
hockey players, he needed committed parents
to make certain he would get to a rink.
Kramer played in Findlay until age 10,
and then the commutes began. For a few years
he played on a team in Toledo, but that was
just the beginning. During his first three high
school years he played in Detroit - two
hours away.
"We'd leave at six and go to practice or
games and get home around one. I did
homework in the car and got up around seven
the next day. We probably went to Detroit at
least five times a week."
The early years in Detroit, Kramer began
to see where his hockey skills might take
him. "When I was in ninth or tenth grade, I

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