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

SPORTS

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

The Michigan Daily Friday, January 17, 1992 Page 10

'M' women cagers shoot
for Wildcats, Badgers

Wolverines ramble
their way to Illinois

by' Tim Spolar
Daily Basketball Writer
After suffering two losses at
home to open the Big Ten schedule,
the, Michigan women's basketball
team thought things could only get
better. That was until it looked at
the. schedule.
i Coming off tough defeats to
Purdue and Illinois last week, the
Wolverines face an uphill battle
this weekend, traveling to North-
western and Wisconsin. While
Michigan may still be feeling the
sting of dropping two home games,
coach Bud VanDeWege hopes the
oily lingering effects will be a
renewed commitment to team focus.
r "Whether you're coming off
victories and feeling high, or you're
coming off a loss and you're feeling
down, you can't get too high or too
low because you've just got to turn
around and play two more the next
week," he said. "You just don't have
too long to dwell on whatever hap-
pens. Their confidence was a little
shaken after the Illinois game, but
they've worked hard all week and I
think we're ready."
The Wildcats (1-1 in the Big Ten,
7T3 overall) will provide Michigan
wth its first opportunity to dis-
play the fruits of its, labor tonight.
Northwestern has managed to
relieve some of the offensive burden
from the shoulders of defending Big
Ten scoring champ Michele Savage.
While Savage, a senior forward,
continues to pace the team at 17.9
points per game, sophomore center
Patricia Babcock and first-year
guard Maureen Holohan are not far
behind at 14.4 and 12.7, respectively.

This improved balance, combined
with potential Big Ten rookie of the
year Moira Kennelly's conference-
leading 8.2 assists per game, enables
Northwestern to patiently run its
half court offense.
"Northwestern is one of the best
half court teams in the conference,
in terms of execution," VanDeWege
said. "They really know how to get
(Savage) the ball and they work to
get it to her in places where she is
going to be most productive. We
hope to use our zones going into the
game, but if we have to match up, we
have the height to put on her."
The Wolverines will complete
their road swing with a Sunday
afternoon match in Madison. Sim-
ilar to last weekend, Michigan will
face a totally different offense in its
second game. While the Wildcats
will attempt to slow the game
down tonight, the Badgers' run-and-
gun style usually turns the game
into a shootout.
"This should be the highest
scoring game of the year," Van-
DeWege said. "Last year, we scored
90 and 86 points in the two games
and came away with a split. They're
a team that is coming into their
own, with the group of Robin
Threatt, Mynette Clark, and
Michele Kozelka having played
together since their freshman year.
What's different about them this
year is a really tough defense."
Wisconsin's combination of
lightning offense and stingy defense
has produced an average scoring
margin of +11.3 points per game and
a 4-1 home mark.

by Albert Lin
Daily Basketball Writer
In the old days, basketball play-
ers used to step onto the court ready
to put the ball into the basket. And
they would go about their business
quietly, letting their play do all the
talking.
But this is the '90s, and athletes
nowadays run their mouths as much
as the rest of their bodies. Sure, the
game still includes the old favorites
- shooting, rebounding, passing,
and defending - but now a new el-
ement has been added. Talking. More
specifically, trash talking.
No one knows for sure how the
art of trash talking started. Deep in
the heart of some city, players began
to taunt each other on playground
courts, and as these players grew to
become the stars of today, the art
followed.
Today, talking junk seems to be a
prerequisite for being a top player.
It starts at the top, with people like
Larry Bird and Charles Barkley in
the NBA, and it continues on the
next closest level, major college
basketball.
And the Michigan Wolverines
may be one of the biggest practi-
tioners in the NCAA. Watch Chris
Webber yap after a monster dunk.
Watch Jalen Rose turn toward the
opposing bench and open his mouth
after knocking down a jumper.
Michigan coach Steve Fisher does

not think his players do much
talking, and that if they do, it is all
blown out of proportion. But other
Big Ten coaches disagree.S
"I'm a little concerned," North-
western's Bill Foster said. "I've
seen more this year than any year
I've been in coaching - I think I can
fairly say that. ... I think that it's
something we have to get more
control of, get a little better handle
on as coaches, and I think eventually
there's going to be rules coming in.
"I don't know how you do that,
how you put a muzzle on people,
but I think before you do that, we
need to make sure it's limited a lit-
tle bit more, because it can lead to
something that could be very dan-
gerous."
The Wolverines are in a mini-.
slump with two consecutive losses,
and part of the reason may be the.
uproar over trash talking. The,
players feel that they are playing:
too uptight, and that their game has
been affected.
"When we're playing hard, play-
ing loose, we're a better team. When
we're out on the floor, we're able to
take it up a notch," frosh Jimmy,
King said. "The key is controlling
the tempo, controlling our emo-
tions. When we're out on the floor
pumping our fists, getting excited "
we're at our best. We just have to
get back to that mode."
Michigan (1-2 in the Big Ten, 9-3
overall) hopes to get back on track
tomorrow afternoon at Champaign
against Illinois. The Fighting Illini
(1-2, 7-6) have only eight.
scholarship players due to NCAAd
violations. On top of that, they lost '
last year's leading scorer, Andy
Kauffman, who is academically inel'
igible for the entire season.
Lou Henson's club is led by
sophomore center Deon Thomas,
who is averaging 18.7 points per
game, fourth in the league. In addi-
tion, Illinois boasts last week's Big
Ten Player of the Week, Tom.
Michael, who had two 20-point
games. Michael added another 20,
Wednesday in a loss at Iowa.

KRISTOFFER GILLETTE/ Daiy
The Wolverines' high-flying offense, here represented by the airborne
Jimmy King, has been grounded in recent games.

Blue wrestlers launch homestand

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by Tim Rardin
Daily Sports Writer
"There's no place like home,
there's no place like home."
OK, so it's not Kansas, but Ann
Arbor is where the ninth-ranked
Michigan wrestling team will be
for six of its next eight meets,
including tomorrow's triple-dual
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meet with No. 16 Purdue, Illinois,
and Central Michigan.
The action starts at noon, with
the Wolverines battling Illinois,
and the Boilermakers facing Cen-
tral. Afterwards, the Wolverines
will take on Purdue while the
Chippewas face Illinois. The final
match pits Michigan against Cen-
tral at 3 p.m.
Michigan coach Dale Bahr ex-
pects to give some non-starters a
chance to wrestle.
For the most part, the Wol-
verines' starting lineup is solid and

healthy. The only question mark lies
at 118 pounds, where Michigan
suffered its only defeats last week-
end when redshirt frosh Matt Stout
started. Bahr hopes that rookie Dan
Leemaster will be ready to compete
tomorrow in place of Stout.
"We're at a stage now where we
want less structure and less pres-
sure," Bahr said. "We're looking to
improve our techniques and con-
ditioning and work on those areas
where we've had some weak-
nesses."

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and member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School
An interactive discussion...
"Shaping the Health
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FeMonday, January 20,1992
E.MedicalPresentation/Discussion 4 - 5 p.m.
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A commemorative Symposium and related events
January 15 - 24, 1992

Wednesday, Tanuary 15, 1992
Candlelight Memorial Service
Speaker: Rev. Robert Eckert
Community A.M.E. Church,
Grand Rapids
Trotter House, 1443 Washtenaw
7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Tanuary 18, 1992

"The Rise of the New Afrikan Nation"
Speaker: Kwame Kenyatta
Director: Malcolm X Center,
Detroit
Angell Hall, Aud. B
5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 20, 1992

9:00 a.m. - Opening Address
Dennis Archer,
Former Michigan Supreme Court
Justice

8:00 pm. - Closing Address
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Professor, Black Studies,
California State-Long Beach

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