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Sports Monday Trivia
In the four major profesional
sports leagues, six pairs of
teams share a nickname.
Name them.
(For answer, see page 2)

Iid POrS:,Monday
'M' Sports Calendar 2
AP Top 25 2
Bowl Griddes 2
Athlete of the Week 2
Blame it on Niyo 3
Q&A 3
Men's Basketball 4
Ice Hockey 5
Women's Basketball 6
Swimming 7
Wrestling 8

The Michigan Daily- Sports Monday December 7, 1992 Page 1





Blue falls
to Duke

Michigan fails
to find big Mo
by Ken Davidoff
Daily Basketball Writer
DURHAM, N.C. - Jalen Rose hits a turnaround 14-
footer to cut the Duke lead to 16-14. After the Blue
Devils can't convert on their end, the Wolverines at-
tempt an alley-oop to even the score. But it fails, and
the next thing you know, Bobby Hurley hits a three-
pointer to make it 19-14.
Juwan Howard converts a powerful dunk for a 58-50
deficit, and the home squad calls a timeout. Michigan
scores again and then steals the ball from Duke, but
James Voskuil fumbles the ball on the fast break. Hur-
ley answers with another three-pointer.
Momentum. To physicists it's just another term to
throw out at dinner parties, but to basketball coaches
it's the stuff of which victories are made.
The Blue Devils had plenty of momentum Saturday
night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Wolverines were
so far away from acquiring it they might as well have
watched the game on television from Ann Arbor.
Basketball games are often decided by streaks from
the team which can be "in its zone" for the longest pe-
riod of time. Last Tuesday in Houston, Michigan pulled
off a 10-0 run late in the game to come from behind
against Rice. If not for that stretch, Michigan is 0-2
right now.
Saturday night, the Wolverines did manage an 8-0
run, but they weren't playing Rice. It takes more than
See MOMENTUM, Page 4

by Andy De Korte
Daily Basketball Writer
DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke
vs. Michigan saga has a new chap-
ter. While Part III could not be de-
scribed as a masterpiece, the theme
was largely unchanged from the last
two - Duke won its third straight
game against Michigan and its Fab
Five, 79-68.
Saturday night, the Blue Devils
maintained a relentless defensive
furor, with all-American Grant Hill
leading the way with seven re-
bounds. Fellow all-American Bobby
Hurley and his 20 points keyed the
efficient offense.
The never-dull Wolverines con-
tinued to champion unbridled en-
thusiam on offense, far outdistancing
Duke in thunderous dunks and fist-
pumping antics. The more mundane
aspects, though, like holding on to
the ball and shooting free throws,
illustrated Michigan deficiencies that
had cost them in the past.
Duke, ranked fourth nationally,
trounced the top-ranked Wolverines
See DUKE, Page 4

Duke's mascot holds up a sign celebrating the Blue Devils' 79-68 victory over Michigan, their third in a row against the Wolverines.


"'M' icers split with MSU

by Chad A. Safran
Daily Hockey Writer
Whenever Michigan and Michigan State
tangle on the ice, a hard-hitting hockey
game is almost certain. In the Wolverines'
3-1 loss to the Spartans Saturday, the hit-
ting went from body checks to fisticuffs.
Despite a well-played game on both
sides, the scene following the contest
turned ugly as a lengthy melee ended the
series in which the Wolverines had won the
opening game, 4-3.
Both benches emptied and the capacity
crowd at Munn Ice Arena displayed its dis-
approval of the situation, showering the ice
with boos and half-filled cups of soda.
For the coaches on both sides, the inci-
dent was not a positive ending to the week-

"It was not good for the league and not
good for the game," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "I don't know who was at
fault at the end. It wasn't planned."
"It is too bad that it takes away from us
trying to prove that we don't need fighting
in college hockey," Michigan State coach
Ron Mason said. "It's too darn bad that it
marred what was a real good college
hockey game."
The brawl resulted in a major fighting
penalty and a game disqualification for
Wolverine defenseman Aaron Ward and
the Spartans' Bart Turner.
Despite the fight following the contest,
the game was a classic in every sense of the

With the game tied at one and a little-
over five minutes to play in the game, the
Spartans gained control of the puck in their
own zone and defenseman Nicolas Per-
reault yelled "Ice it! Ice it!" Unfortunately
for the Wolverines, Michigan State did not
dump the puck.
Spartan defenseman Steve Norton spot-
ted Rem Murray at center ice. Murray fed
the puck to teammate Bryan Smolinski.
With the Wolverine players in hot pursuit,
Smolinski unleashed a 60-foot blast that
went through the five-hole of Michigan
goaltender Steve Shields to put the Spar-
tans ahead, 2-1.
"(Murray) dropped it on my forehand,"
Smolinski said. "I was lucky Shields just
See ICERS, Page 5


of the


Ex-Irish wrestler continues success at 'M'

by Paul Barger
Daily Sports Writer

Notre Dame's loss is Michigan's gain.
Two days before the 1991 national
signing day, the Notre Dame athletic
department announced that it was shutting
down its wrestling program. Team
members scrambled to find squads that
would take them at such a late date. Most
of the wrestlers did not experience the
luck that their school is noted for having.
But there was one exception.
Steve King wrestled at 190 pounds for
Notre Dame for two successful seasons
beginning in 1989. As a freshman he
compiled a 21-17-1 record, pinning his
opponents five times. The first-year starter
headed off to the NCAA Western
Regional and came away with the overall
title for his weight class. With that
accomplishment he earned a spot in the
NCAA National Championships. King
managed two victories there to cap off the
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given King all-American status as a
King was ready to make that next step,
primed and ready to compete for the Irish
after his redshirt junior year. But he never
got the chance.
King's wrestling team was terminated.
He had to transfer to a different school.
And while there are always positives and
negatives in a change of this magnitude,
so far there have been many more goods
than bads.
"It was a very bad time for me," King
said. "It has worked out great. I am happy
to be here at Michigan."
When making his decision on which
school to transfer to, King says he had
three criteria. First, and foremost, was a
good academic program. Next, he
considered the quality of the wrestling
team. Finally, he searched for a very good
coaching staff.
At Notre Dame, King was a business
major about to begin his senior year. He
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And as a newcomer at a large
university, King feels he can devote his
time to his studies and to his wrestling.
"It is like starting all over again," King
said. " With only two years left in college,
I am not going to have many friends
outside of the team. This way I can really
concentrate on the two more important
things (wrestling and studying)."
King's favorite part of this change in
his life comes from the team spirit he's
found among the wrestlers at Michigan.
He says they want their teammates to win
as much as they want themselves to win.
And, King says, he is looking forward to
this dual meet season, which begins Jan.
9, because he knows that he will have nine
teammates pulling for him.
The coaching staff has been one of the
biggest bonuses for King. Head coach
Dale Bahr and his staff know what it will
take for King to compete for a national
title. Bahr has coached 24 all-Americans
in his 14 seasons at Michigan. He has also
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Michigan's Tannisha Stevens scored 10 points in the Wolverines' 79-68 loss to Indiana State.
First-half woes bury
'M' Women, 79-68

by Rachel Bachman
Daily Basketball Writer

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The clock
wound down painfully.
"Twenty seconds left! Don't let them
score!" assistant coach Sandy Thomas
yelled to the winded members of the
Michigan women's basketball team.
But that order didn't come just before
the final buzzer of a tight contest. Instead,
it was at the end of the first half of Michi-
gan's 79-68 loss to Indiana State on Satur-
dav night

and expect to win ballgames," said head
coach Trish Roberts.
While the Wolverines missed key
layups and jumpers, the Sycamores' de-
fense stopped all-Big Ten center Trish An-
drew. She made only one of her nine shots
from the field during the first twenty min-
"The kids really took it to her and
weren't afraid to go against her and the re-
sult was getting her into foul trouble," ISU
head coach Kay Riek said.
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