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Men's Swimming and Diving
vs. Stanford
Tomorrow, 7 p.m., and Saturday, 5 p.m.
Canham Natatorium

SPORTS

Wrestling
vs. Illinois, Purdue, and Central Michigan
Saturday, Noon
Cliff Keen Arena

The Michigan Daily Thursday, January 16,1992 Page 5

OF ULL C 0 URT"
PRESS

Purdue

boils Michigan, 65

-60

Weather brings out
worst in Wolverines
by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer

Austin's 19 kills late
Wolverine comeback

by John Niyo
Daily Basketball Writer

M

The weather was terrible. Snow piled high, all over the ground. With
more coming down. In years past, it would be expected that students re-
main in the comfort of their homes rather than brave the conditions.
But this is a new era of Michigan basketball. The program has been reju-
venated by the best recruiting class ever. And the thousands who did the
U.S. Postal Service proud - through rain, sleet and snow (OK, just snow,
but lots of it) - expected to see their team win its Big Ten home opener.
They got a ballgame, the first at Crisler since Dec. 21, but they didn't
like what they saw. They didn't see the running, gunning, high-flying team
they were used to seeing. In fact, they booed the Wolverines off the court at
halftime.
What they saw was excellent offensive execution - by the other team.
The bad guys. The Boilermakers. They saw 30-40 seconds run off the shot
clock, and then a basket.
A perfect example of Purdue patience came on its second possession of
the game. Center Cornelius McNary got the ball on the left block, a short
bunny for most. But only 10 seconds had run of the clock, so McNary
kicked the ball back out. The Boilers didn't score on that possession, but the
next time down, McNary hit a short fadeaway over Chris Webber.
"Purdue runs a very structured offense. The type of offense they run,
they like to get a lot of easy baskets," Wolverine point guard Michael Tal-
ley said. "We just have to play intensive defense for 45 seconds, and hope to
get the turnover."
And therein lies the problem. It's not that the Wolverines didn't try.
They did. But only for 30 seconds at a time. Or 40. But never the entire 45.
The slow-down made Michigan work extra hard, and never allowed the
Wolverines to get into their game, which at this point is to run. The game
plan used to include rebounding, but even that went south last night, as
Purdue held a 40-20 edge off the glass.
"I thought the defense was OK, we just gave up too many offensive re-
bounds," frosh Ray Jackson said. "They would run 40 seconds off, get the
rebound, then run 40 more."
Despite what Michigan coach Steve Fisher says, his team has a very lim-
ited halfcourt offense. The basic scheme is to try to get the ball into the
post, and then play inside-outside ball for a good shot. But young players
are easily frustrated, and after one entry down low, they tend to resort to
one-on-one moves.
On the other hand, Purdue would rotate the ball. Set screens. Wait pa-
tiently for the good shot. And as the clock ran down, invariably the young
Wolverines would lose patience, and the Boilermakers would get an easy
shot.
Fisher maintains that his team plays a "passing game," but its last two
outings seem to indicate otherwise. The Wolverines were able to over-
power opponents during the preconference schedule, but now they have
been rudely introduced to Big Ten basketball. It's time for Fisher to wake
up and give his team at least a little structure. Otherwise, Michigan fans

Don't blame Steve Fisher if he doesn't want to see
the Purdue Boilermakers in Ann Arbor for a while.
That's because when they come to town they end up
leaving with a victory. And last night's Michigan-Pu'
due contest was no different.
The Boilermakers (2-1 in the Big Ten, 10-5 overall)
used their controlled style of play, and a tremendous
rebounding advantage to walk away with a 65-60 vic-
tory. It was the fifth straight win for Purdue over
Michigan, and the third in a row in Ann Arbor.
Michigan (1-2, 9-3) was outrebounded by the hus-
fling Purdue squad, 40-20. It was a deficit that left
Fisher wondering.
"We were beaten badly on the boards for the second
game in a row," Fisher said. "We just gave them way
too many putbacks."
Many of those putbacks came in the first half,
which Purdue dominated from start to finish.
"I think with our experience we just had a better
idea of where the ball was going to go," senior center
Craig Riley said. "We got position early, and we
'I was a freshman once. You
learn to play hard every day. I
think they kind of take the Big
Ten lightly. But as the season
goes on, they'll be real good I
think.'
- Woody Austin
Purdue guard
blocked out well. It was something we've worked on
hard in practice for the last two weeks."
Purdue trailed for a total of 41 seconds very early in
the first half, but took an 8-6 lead and never looked
back.
"We had guys with a little more experience," se-
nior guard Woody Austin said. "We came out and took
the crowd out of the game early, got rid of the noise.
That was one of the things we came in here and wanted
to do."
Austin, who finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds,
was the floor leader for the Boilermakers, continuing
to improve as the season progresses. He was academi-
cally ineligible for the second semester last season, but
he has returned to form.
Austin and his Boilermaker teammates frustrated a
young Wolverine team, using the 45-second clock and
countless picks and screens to get open shots.
"They did just what we expected them to do,"
Fisher said. "We told our kids to play tag with them,
but they would get caught on a pick and they'd get
caught on a pick. We just can't do that."
Austin felt that the Michigan first-year players
may have been a little too confident.
"I was a freshman once," Austin said. "You k&rn
to play hard every day. I think they kind of take theig
Ten lightly. But as the season goes on, they'll be real
good I think."
Jalen Rose was stopped cold for the first time this
season. He was held without a field goal untilVhe
started a Michigan run in the final minutes.
Michigan closed to within three points, 56-53, fol-
lowing five consecutive points by Rose, who finished
with 12. But that is as close as Michigan got.
Keady said stopping Rose was part of the Boiler-
makers' game plan.
"We just wanted to force him to beat us from the
outside," Keady said. "We didn't want him to be able
to drive, and get fouled, and get those free throws."
Rose hopes that Michigan can improve in a hurry.
"Pretty soon we'll bounce back," Rose said. "I'm
just waiting for the day. I hope it will hurry up and get
here."

Wolverine forward Rich McIver tries to deny Purdue center Cornelius McNary during
Michigan's 65-60 loss to the Boilermakers.
Blue runners to be tested at
first indoor meet of season

ay stop making that trek to Crisler.
URDUE (65)
FG FT Rub.
Mi. MA M-A O-T A F Pts.
arner 31 1-5 2-2 0-2 3 3 5
tanback 34 6-12 1-2 5-8 0 2 13
loNary 24 5-6 0-0 2-3 0 2 10
ustin 30 9-19 0-0 3-8 2 3 19
addell 32 3-5 3-3 0-2 4 2 10
ley, 19 1-2 0-0 1-4 1 3 2
ainter 18 1-1 0-0 1-2 2 0 2
artin 5 1-1 2-2 1-310 0 4
rice 7 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 0 0
otals 200 27-52 8-9 16-40 15 15 65
FG%- .519. FT%- .889. Three-point goals:
-7, .429 (Darner 1-3, Austin 1-2, Waddell 1-2).
earn rebounds: 1. Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 25
Waddell 8, Austin 4, Trice 4, Darner 2,
tanback 2, McNary 2, Painter 2, Riley). Steals:
Technical fouls: 0.

MICHIGAN (60)
FG
Min. M-A
Webber 30 6-13
Voskuil 19 0-6
Howard 15 2-3
Rose 33 3-11
Talley 23 2-6
King 27 2-7
Riley 22 6-7
Jackson 12 2-4
Hunter 1 0-0
Pelinka 7 0=1
McIver 11 2-2
Totals 200 25-57

FT
M-A
0-2
0-0
1-2
5-5
2-3
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
9-14

Rob.
O-T
3-4
0-2
2-2
1-2
0-0
0-1
_1-1
3-3
0-0
0-0
1-3
13-20

A
2
2
1
3
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
11

F Pts.
1 12
20
2 5
4 12
3 6
0 4
1 12
0 4
1 0
0 0
0 5
14 60

FG%- .439. FT%- .643. Three-point goals:
1-12, .083 (Rose 1-4, Webber 0-1, Voskuil 0-3,
Talley 0-2, King 0-2). Team rebounds: 2. Blocks:
1 (Mciver). Turnovers: 12 (Webber 2, Howard
2, Rose 3, King 2, Jackson 2, Pelinka). Steals: 7
(Webber 3, Voskuil 2, Rose 2). Technical fouls:
0.

by Bernadette Ramsey
This weekend the men's and women's track
teams will journey to Bloomington for their
first meet of the indoor season. Both Michigan
teams will be competing against Indiana and
Kentucky.
"Indiana is a good team and I'm cautious
about predicting an upset," Michigan men's
coach Jack Harvey said. "We should, however,
match up really well against Kentucky.
Individually there are some bright spots, but
as a team we still have not quite come
together."
Harvey feels they are strong and should
have good showings in the high jump, pole
vault, and the track events. But Harvey warns,
"Indiana has a guy named Kennedy in the mile
and the 3000 meter that could cause some
problems."
Names to look for from Michigan will be
all-Americans Brad Darr in the pole vault and
Dan Reddan in the high jump. Darr holds the
Michigan record of 18 feet 1/2 inch. Reddan
has been posting marks over seven feet and is
expected to do the same this weekend.
On the women's side, Michigan coach
James Henry's biggest concern is keeping the

team healthy.
"As a team we are looking good," Henry
said. "Last year we had 14 members fall prey
to injury and now some of them are coming
back to haunt us."
During the intrasquad meet many of the
women passed or came close to their best
times. According to Harvey, preseason
standouts include Karen Harvey, Kristi
Westerby, Richelle Webb, and Kelly Chard.
Harvey performed well in cross country
and posted a time of 2:14 in the half-mile.
Westerby set a personal best of 2:13 in the 800
meter.
"If we were giving an outstanding athlete
award away it would have to go to Kristi,"
Henry said.
Webb and Chard have posted times of 7.32
in the 60 meter and 3:58 in the mile,
respectively.
Henry hopes the performances at the
intrasquad meet are indicators of good things
to come should they manage to ward off
injury. Both coaches hope to have good, solid
showings from their teams and believe this
will be a very competitive meet.

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Through January 16, 1992

Men's Hockey Standings

Conference Games

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Michigan St.
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Miami (Ohio)
Illinois-Chicago
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This Weekend's Matchups:

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The Fourths
Featuring Local Jazz Musicians
in Live Performances 6-8 pm
Thur, Jan 9th
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Friday. January 17
Michigan at UIC
BGSU at Ferris St.
Miami at Michigan St.
Ohio State at Western

Saturday. January 18
Michigan at UIC
BGSU at Ferris St.
Miami at Michigan St.
Ohio State at Western

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