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der 30 seconds. The Wolverines'
shot clock, by contrast, sees the bot-
tom side of 30 about as often as they
wear the yellow jerseys.
Michigan's defense slowed the
Falcons' offense as well.
"Michigan doesn't play a real
pressure defense" Falcon coach Jim
Larranaga said. "They protect the
basket with all that size and make
you shoot it. Then if you miss they
gobble up the rebound."
In the second half, when Bowling
Green began forcing shots, the
Wolverines really took over the
glass. Six Wolverines had at least
four rebounds; Jimmy King led with
The Wolverine firepower sur-
faced despite playing three games in
"There was fatigue playing our
third game like this, plus practices,"
center Juwan Howard said. "Plus we
have a lot of guys staying up 'til 2
and 3 a.m. studying for finals."
Chris Webber paced Michigan
with 21 points, and Howard, King
and Jalen Rose all scored in double
Gymnasts get ready
Women tune up for title defense tomorrow
by Tom Bausano
Daily Sports Writer
Cliff Keen Arena will once again
be ignited by the fiery power and
grace of the Michigan women's
gymnastics team as it opens its sea-
son tomorrow night at 6 p.m. in the
Coed Mixed Pairs Intrasquad.
Tomorrow night's competition
will have a brand new format. The
men and women will combine to
form six teams of four gymnasts.
The gymnasts will compete in the
event of their choice, and three
scoreswillscount toward the team's
After the first round, two teams
will be eliminated and the process
will be repeated until the final rota-
tion, when two teams will compete
head-to-head. Only one gymnast will
compete at a time, allowing the au-
dience to focus on each athlete's
The meet has been designed to
not only entertain but educate the
audience. Throughout the competi-
tion, explanations of the varying ex-
ercises and ro.oines will be given.
Before many of the events, athletes
will give interviews, introducing
themselves to those in attendance.
Other attractions include a dismount
contest and tag-team floor exercise.
"We're just planning on having a
good time with this meet, and just
do the best that we can," Beth
Wymer said. "It's a meet to relax."
This may be the only meet all
year they can relax if they hope to
repeat as Big Ten Champions and
Men to show o
by Scott Burton
Daily Sports Writer
All of the new faces on the
Michigan's men's gymnastics team,
and many of the members of last
year's nationally ranked squad, will
be showing off their moves tonight
at 6 p.m. in a intrasquad meet at
Cliff Keen Arena. And although the
Wolverines will be doing a pared-
down exhibition, they look forward
to the event as an exciting showcase
of this year's talent.
"Both coaches are trying to show
earn a bid to the national tournament.
that eluded the team last year.
"Last year's success was due to
staying together and focused as a.
team," Ali Winski said. "We don't
worry about what tricks other team$
are throwing or how other teams are
scoring. We just worry about the job
we have to get done and helping each
other out. That is what is going td
carry on to this year and make ul1
even more successful."
)ff old, new
off their new freshmen - that's baj
sically what this is all about, trying
to get a competition atmosphere ii
front of a crowd," returning gymnast*
Ben Verrall said. "But they're going
to try to keep it fun."
Along with the freshmen, tbi
meet will feature three former na-
tional qualifiers - Verrall, Jorge
Camacho, and all-American Brian
Winkler. Another former national,
qualifier on the Wolverines, Royce
Toni, is still recovering from arn
injured back and will sit out the
"Friday is just going to be a real
good meet for the men, being that
we are going to test the guys in front
of a judge and in front of an audi-
ence, and will add a little more pres-
sure to what they already put on
themselves," Michigan coach Bob
"Our emphasis Friday night is
going to be basically on composure
and consistency and the technical'
execution of what we do," he added.
Senior Debbie Geiger performs on the uneven bars last year in Keen Arena.
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