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Baseball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Today, 3 p.m.
Fisher Stadium

SPORTS

Softball
vs. Northwestern
Friday, 3 p.m. (DH)
Varsity Diamond

WThe Michigan Daily

Tuesday, March 31, 1992

Page 9

Ready and Waiting
n M'cagers prepare to take next step toward national title

by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
Some of the Michigan players
could not describe their feelings after
their 75-71 overtime victory Sunday
over Ohio State. But the reality of
making the Final Four has begun to
sink in.
"I know it's been a dream of
mine," frosh Chris Webber said
yesterday. "I've worked hard enough
to say that if I'm not in that position,
I'm doing myself an injustice."
"It feels great. I'm really ex-
cited," frosh Ray Jackson said. "It
hit me, but it still hasn't really. I
talked to my parents after the game,
and they were really excited, and I
started to feel it then."
For members of this team who
were not in high school last year -
those who went through Michigan's
14-15 debacle - the feeling 12
months later is one to be cherished.
"We're at greatness now. We're
one of the final four teams in the

country. We're in the Big Show,"
senior co-captain Freddie Hunter
said. "Last year was really disap-
pointing. Now we're at where every
team in the country wants to be."
"Last year felt like we left some-
thing undone," junior Eric Riley re-
called. "I didn't feel as bad that we
had a losing season because we
didn't have the players. I just felt
bad we didn't play up to our ability,
didn't come together as a team.
"Today, I'm not satisfied, be-
cause I want to win the national
championship again. I want another
ring. I want a silver and a gold one.
That would look nice, to wear both
at the same time."
The Wolverines left most of their
celebrating on the court Sunday and
were surprisingly laid-back yester-
day. They have begun to focus on
their final mini-tournament.
"I feel we will come together and
prepare ourselves, talk about the

tough obstacles we will face in
Minneapolis," frosh Juwan Howard
said. "Our goal is to win the national
championship, not to wait until next
year, or the year after. Our motto has
been, 'Let's do it now."'
Michigan will have to learn about
a surprising Cincinnati team before
it can take that final step toward a
national title. Given that every
player finished each answer hergave
with a comment about getting ready
for the Bearcats, it appears they will
not fall into the trap of looking past
the semis and toward a possible re-
match with Duke for all the marbles.
"A whole lot of people said we
were too young and could not do it,"
Hunter said. "We just laugh and
scoff at them, because we know
within ourselves that we can. We
just have to go out and win. We re-
spect Cincinnati, but we're prepared
to take them down."

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'First-year center Juwan Howard tells the media yesterday that he and the rest of his teammates are not satisfied with
reaching the Final Four. The Wolverines are aiming for the national championship.

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HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

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by Ken Su gura
Daily Hockey Writer
Following Michigan's improbable 7-6 victory over
Northern Michigan, Mike Helber was asked what he
knew of his team's opponent in the Final Four, Wis-
consin. He had glibly fielded every question until then,
but the game-winning goal scorer was now stumped.
"I don't know much about them," he said, adding
that he was aware of the Badgers' second-place finish
in the regular season of the Western Collegiate
Hockey Association.
Yesterday, Helber's coach, Red Berenson, had
made progress on the topic of the Badgers.
"I found out more talking to one of their writers
than I found out from anyone else, really. They've had
a good season, they've got a great goalie, Duane
Derksen," he said. "They've got a balanced set of four
lines, not unlike Lake Superior."
Derksen is indeed a great goalie. The senior was
recently named the WCHA's Most Valuable Player
and a Hobey Baker Award finalist after posting a 3.30
goals against average and a league-leading .893 save
percentage.
To get to Albany, N.Y., the site of the Final Four,
Wisconsin definitely took the long route. Given the
West's sixth seed, the Badgers (26-13-2 overall) first
upended the East's third-seeded team, New Hamp-
shire, 4-2, and Saturday stunned the East's two seed,
St. Lawrence, 4-2.

'M9icers study
up on Wisconsin
"They're playing some of their best hockey of the
year at this part of the year, which is very important,"
Berenson said.
Wisconsin is perhaps best known for its former
coach, the late Bob Johnson. A legend in hockey cir-
cles, "Badger Bob" led Wisconsin to seven Final
Fours and four titles. His successor, Jeff Sauer, has ta-
ken the Badgers to NCAA titles in 1983 and 1990.
ICERS HURTING HAND OVER KNEE: Senior
Doug Evans suffered a bittersweet end to his Michi-
gan career. The defenseman hurt his knee as the
Wolverines (31-8-3) began their rousing comeback in
Sunday's West Regional game and will not be able to
play in Albany. Evans, who left the game after the in-
jury, has sustained ligament damage, although the
severity is still uncertain.
Also hurting is fellow defenseman Aaron Ward,
who took a spill during the game and suffered injury to
his wrist. Although he sported a cast yesterday, Ward
will be able to play Thursday in the semifinal.
BYE-BYE TO THE BYE?: Michigan was the lone
survivor of the four teams who received first-round
byes. Coaches, winners and losers both, questioned the
value of having the bye.
"Maybe the game sharpness that the teams got on
Friday, and then having Saturday to recover, helped
them playing better Sunday than teams that were just
sitting around waiting," Berenson said.

Wisconsin Hobey Baker Award Candidate Duane Derksen backstops the Wolverines' opponent in Thursday's Final Four.

Blue golfers suffer from
little outdoor practice

*by Dan Linna
Daily Sports Writer
Three weeks ago in Florida, the
Michigan women's golf team was
confident it was back on the right
track.
But the disparity arising from a
lack of available practice time along
with the reality of being a northern
school in a sport dominated by the
south became evident this weekend
as the Wolverines finished 14th
against a predominately southern list
of teams at the South Carolina
Women's Invitational.
"If we could have gone straight
from Florida to this tournament we
would have been OK," Michigan
coach Sue LeClair said. "We've just
needed to get outside to play."
The lack of practice due to
weather conditions was evident for
all of the Big Ten teams as
Minnesota, Ohio State and Indiana
joined Michigan as four of the bot-
tom six teams.
"I think we've just realized the
disadvantage of being in the north
and trying to compete against
southern schools," senior Erica

Zonder said. "We all had some good
holes but you can tell we haven't
been playing. I know we are a much
better team.
"By the time the Big Ten
Tournament (May 1-3) comes
around we'll be fine."
LeClair expects to see the Wol-
verines return to a better level of
play as soon as the team can start
practicing on their home fairways.
She also expects the other Big Ten
teams to get back on track.
"Ohio State played very well in
the last two rounds," LeClair said.
"Minnesota is going to be very good
also. Indiana has typically had strong
teams that shoot in the low 300s, but
this doesn't look like the typical
Indiana team."
While Michigan has had plenty
of practice indoors hitting off of
mats, the artificial surface can create
more problems than it is good for.
"When you are hitting off the
mats the club bounces off," LeClair
said. "Then when you hit the same
shot on grass the club sticks. We
didn't adjust and penalty strokes cost
us."

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