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NFL road teams won
conference championship
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*FULL COURT*
* PIRESS
One year later,
F6ive still fab
by Adam Miller
Daily Basketball Writer
On the eve of Michigan's Final Four berth last year,
a new t-shirt design sprang up in Ann Arbor. Covered
with block 'M's and miniature basketballs, the shirt
displayed a catchy message:
"Do It. Again."
Saturday at Crisler Arena, the Wolverines almost
did.
Not quite a year ago, Michigan went to Notre Dame
and came away with a 74-65 victory. What makes that
game important, of course, is that it was the first game
that saw the Fab Five - Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson,
Jimmy King, Jalen Rose, and Chris Webber - debut as
a starting unit, and that the rookies scored all 74 points.
Rose led the way with 20 points, King scored 19, Web-
ber added 17, Howard notched 14 and Jackson chipped
in the remaining four.
In this weekend's rematch, a 70-55 Michigan romp,
the sophomores scored all but nine points. But for a
Rob Pelinka layup and two James Voskuil treys in the
first half, and a Voskuil free throw in the second, his-
tory would have been repeated.
Well, not exactly. If you examine the box score,
you'll notice that the fivesome were only a foursome
Saturday, as Jackson remained sidelined with a shoulder
separation.
"We definitely miss him," King said. "He's one of
the starters."
From the result, you'd hardly know that. Michigan
exploded on a 25-2 run midway through the second half
to turn a tight game into a blowout and highlight film
festival, including King's high-flying alley-oop recep-
tion from Rose at the 12:28 mark.
Make no mistake: the team will benefit greatly from
Jackson's return. But it is a credit to the remaining
players, and perhaps the most important sign of the
See MICHIGAN, Page 4

Second-half explosion
jump-starts Michigan

by Ryan Herrington
Daily Basketball Writer
While there was no sonic boom
heard in the vicinity of Crisler Arena
Saturday, something did indeed
seem to explode during the second
half of the Michigan-Notre Dame
basketball game - the. Wolverine
offense.
After an opening 20 minutes of
play in which the Michigan offense
looked rather lethargic, the Wolver-
ines (2-1 Big Ten, 13-2 overall) took
charge of the game four minutes into
the second half. Michigan went on a
thunderous 24-4 run which pushed a
slim five-point halftime cushion into
a runaway 70-55 victory for the
Wolverines.
"I was really impressed by
Michigan to surge back the way they.
did," Notre Dame coach John
MacLeod said. "For them to come
back like they did says a lot about
them."
The run came during an 11-
minute span in which the Wolver-
ines appeared unstoppable. Chris
Webber led the way, contributing 13
of his 15 second-half points during
the run, including three emphatic
fastbreak dunks.
"We just came out flat," said
Webber, who ended the game with a
team-high 22 points. "We just didn't
give the effort we did in the first half
that we did in the second half, so
we've just got to be consistent with
that effort, but we will."
Webber was a perfect 6-for-6 in
the second half, including three
afiy buckets from behind the three-point
line. He also led the team with eight
rebounds.

While Michigan's offense took
off at just the right time, Notre
Dame's play seemed to fizzle. The
Irish (7-6) turned the ball over 13
times in the second half (27 times
total) and at the same time shot for a
higher percentage from the three-
point line (40 percent) than from the
floor (39 percent).
"In the second half we weren't
knocking down the open shot like in
the first half," Notre Dame point
guard Ryan Hoover said. "We made
a lot of unforced turnovers, we trav-
eled a lot, and we let Michigan get
the break going. That was something
we were trying to avoid and then
they got the crowd going and then it
just kind of got away from us."
Hoover led the Irish with a game-
high 23 points. However, his sup-
porting cast was much less visible as
no other Notre Dame player scored
more than eight points.
What made Michigan's second-
half surge most impressive was its
virtual lack of any offense in the first
half. The Wolverines shot 44 percent
from the field and turned the ball
over nine times, allowing the Irish to
remain in the game. At one point late
in the half, Notre Dame took a one-
point lead on a Hoover three-pointer.
"In the first half, we got some
really good shots but they weren't
going down," Jalen Rose said.
"It was beginning to become a
sloppy game (in the first half),"
Juwan Howard said. "I think the
Notre Dame game plan was to sag
off on the big man and let (the
guards) hit the jump shot. I saw that
See IRISH, Page 4

Chris Webber dunks during the first half of Saturday's game against Notre Dame. Webber
broke his nose in practice yesterday and is questionable for tomorrow's game at Minnesota.

Stanford swimmers hold off Blue comeback

by Brett Johnson
Daily Sports Writer
It ended the way all great sports
events should end. Two top teams
heading into the final event with the
match undecided.
Although it was only a regular-
season dual meet, the Michigan
men's swimming and diving team's
meet at Stanford (3-0 overall) Friday
afternoon fit this bill.
The No. 2 Wolverines (3-1)

trailed by six points going into the
final event. They needed to finish
first and third in order to beat the
No. 1 Cardinal. However, just as top
teams do, Stanford found a way to
win. When all was said and done,
Stanford's 400-yard freestyle relay
team of Erik Maurer, Bill Schell,
Eric Diehl and Joe Hudepohl had set
a new pool record with a time of
2:58.99 and given the Cardinal a 15
point victory, 129-114.

Although it was a close meet, tri-
captain Brian Gunn was a little dis-
appointed with the team's perfor-
mance.
"It kind of put a damper on the
weekend," Gunn said. "It shows us
we have a way to go. In a couple of
events, we got beat up."
Michigan was able to take the
lead twice during the meet thanks to
the divers. The first lead came after
the one-meter diving event where

the Wolverines were able to sweep
the top three spots thanks to Eric
Lesser, Brad Lambert and Jeff
Jozwiak, respectively.
Michigan's diving team grabbed
the lead for the Wolverines a second
time after the three-meter diving
event. Lesser, once again, took top
honors, and Abel Sanchez finished
second to give Michigan a slight
three-point advantage. However, the
See SWIMMING, Page 3

Little
by Tim Rardin
Daily Hockey Writer IA/h

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Michigan center Mark Ouimet skates up the ice in Saturday's 4-0
Wolverine victory against Bowling Green at Yost Ice Arena
Defensespe'ial tea
key'Micers sweep

by Brett Forrest
Daily Hockey Writer

Michigan hockey can succeed
in many fashions. The team can
use its speed, its offensive guns or
even its toughness to manufacture
"W' S"
This weekend the Wolverines
(12-4-2 CCHA, 16-4-3 overall)
grabbed four points on the
strength of their special teams and
defense. Michigan beat Ohio State
(6-12, 11-15), 5-1, Friday and

period Saturday. The Wolverines
were ahead in the game 1-0 on a
David Oliver power-play goal at
7:01 of the second period when
referee Roger Graff called
Michigan's Pat Neaton for cross-
checking at 11:06.
Graff then called Michigan
penalties at 12:43 and 14:02 which
left them down two men on two
separate occasions for a total time
of 1:04. Penalty-killing masters
Mike Stone and Rick Willis led

"He's too small."
"He's not strong enough."
"He's not physical enough."
These are the things that skeptics have been
saying about Brian Wiseman again and again
throughout his hockey career.
"I've had a lot of struggles throughout my
hockey career, in juniors and minor hockey -
people saying I'm too small, I can't handle
checking, I won't be able to handle junior
hockey," Wiseman said. "A lot of schools
didn't recruit me because they thought I was
too small to handle college hockey. I just like
to prove those people wrong."
And that's exactly what the 5-6, 175-pound
junior center for Michigan's third-ranked
hockey team has done.
At every level he has encountered thus far,
Wiseman has shown that he can not only
compete, but excel.
Prior to his career as a Wolverine, Wiseman
played Junior B hockey for the Chatham Mic
Macs, and led the Western league in scoring
with 70 goals and 77 assists. Wiseman
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for the opportunity from Coach Berenson to
come."
Coach Berenson's glad he did.
As a freshman in 1990, Wiseman amassed
58 points(25 goals, 33 assists) en route to
being named the Central Collegiate Hockey
Association (CCHA) Freshman of the Year.
Did someone say Brian Wiseman couldn't
handle college hockey?
Last season, Wiseman tallied 71 points, and
coming into this season, was a "Sporting
News" pre-season all-America candidate and
one of "The Hockey News'" early favorites to
win the Hobey Baker Award as the best
collegiate player. Thus far, Wiseman has
totaled 25 points in 19 games, and has
continued to establish himself as one of the
conference's and nation's top players.
"He came in here as a real smart offensive
player," Berenson said. "He's been successful
in the CCHA from day one, the minute he
stepped on the ice."
"He has great intelligence on the ice,"
Michigan State head coach Ron Mason said.
"He has great moves, and he's great with the
puck. He's the type of player that's very

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