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Sports Monday Trivia
Prior to the Buffalo Bills, what
was the last team to represent
the AFC East in the Super
Bowl?
(For answer, see page 2)

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Rose's heady play
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Only motivation
for Blue: victor
by Ken Davidoff
Daily Basketball Writer
Accompany me, if you will, on a journey through
time.
The year is 2053. Kids around the land go bonkers
upon the arrival of the new, improved Mr. Evolution
Potato Head (no pinkies), while United States President
Hillary Clinton-Flowers III insists that PLO leader
Yassir Arafat will fall from power within the week. In a
secluded Sherman Oaks, Calif., mansion, 80-year old
Jalen Rose sits around the fireplace with his grandchil-
dren.
"Grandpa Jalen, Grandpa Jalen," little Juwan shouts,
"tell us about the time you beat Ohio State to reach the
Final Four."
With a smile, the elderly gentleman recalls that glori-
ous day in Lexington, Ky., when the Fab Five made its
mark with an upset 75-71 victory over the Buckeyes.
"Hey, Jinx," rude young Jimmy barks, "I understand
you guys took a trip to Hawaii once. Give me the story
on it, or else I'll call the media and tell them you're
mean to your grandchildren."
Again, Rose reaches into his memory bank and re-
lates the tale of how the much-maligned Wolverines
surprised their critics with impressive victories over
Nebraska, North Carolina and Kansas to capture the
Rainbow Classic.
"Hey, J, whaddya say?" croons the poetic Chris,
"What about the day you hit two treys to beat Lou
Henson and his toup6e?"
The basketball legend scratches his noggin and at-
tempts to retrieve this particular image. But it cannot be
found. Sixty years after it occurred, this contest cannot
be remembered.
As well it shouldn't.
Saturday night's Michigan triumph will not go down
See MOTIVATION, Page 6

by Ryan Herrington
Daily Basketball Writer
Like a squeaky wheel constantly
reminding the driver it's there,
Illinois just kept making noise.
What was once a 19-point
Michigan lead had slowly dwindled
down to seven with 2:43 remaining.
Led by Andy Kaufman's 21 second-
half points, the Fighting Illini
clawed back into the game, leaving
the sellout Crisler Arena crowd a bit
nervous.
But the anxiety of the Wolverine
faithful would subside as Jalen Rose
applied the grease that ultimately si-
lenced the Illini. While the sopho-
more point guard led Michigan (4-1
Big Ten, 15-2 overall) in scoring
with 25 points, it would be his
poise at running the Wolverine of-
fense that would give Michigan a
76-68 victory Saturday night.
"The only time I had a comfort
level in those last seven minutes
was when Jalen had the ball because
I knew a good decision would be
made," Michigan coach Steve Fisher
said. "He needs to know that he has
to demand the ball (down the stretch)
and others need to know that i"
those situations he's got to have it."
Rose calmed a flustered Michigan
squad, patiently controlling the
tempo of the game in the final few
minutes. He was in command
throughout the game, adding five re-
bounds and five assists to his 10-for-
14 performance from the floor.
"In the beginning of the season
- for whatever the reason - the
shots weren't falling," Rose said. "I

just felt better tonight. But I don't
base the game on how much I score.
I take pride in being a winner. "
For much of the contest, the
Wolverines looked to be crusing to
another lopsided victory. After open-
ing the game somewhat sloppily,
Michigan picked up the pace with
the substitution of Ray Jackson into
the lineup at 9:25 in the first half.
Jackson - who had been side-
lined for almost a month with a dis-
located left shoulder - quickly re-
turned to the fold, scoring eight
points and helping spark a 24-12
Wolverine run late in the half.
Michigan entered the lockerroom at
the intermission with a comfortable
40-29 lead.
Michigan came out in the second
half and continued to put pressure on
the Illini, extending the lead to 59-
40 with a little under 13 minutes
remaining in the game. But then the
Wolverines became a little lax on of-
fense.
"We got a 19-point lead by run-
ning," Fisher said. "But now the lead
goes to 15 or 14 and you pass up
that shot you took when you were
19 ahead. You spread the floor, you
get the rebound, you make the extra
pass. We did not do that until they
cut it to seven or eight."
Illinois took advantage of the
Michigan lapse. After a dismal two-
for-11 shooting from the floor in the
opening stanza, Kaufman found his
range, going eight-of-13 in the sec-
ond half.
"We need to have him have some
See ILLINOIS, Page 6

Terrific Trio
Michigan's Chris Webber (left), Ray Jackson (right) and Jalen Rose attempt to block Illinois'
Andy Kaufman as he drive the lane in Saturday's 76-68 Wolverine victory. Rose led Michigan in
scoring with 25 points and upped the Wolverines record to 4-1 in the Big Ten (15-2 overall).

Michigan skates to easy victory
Notre Dame falls, 7-1, in near-flawless Wolverine performance

by Tim Rardin
Daily Hockey Writer
NOTRE DAME - While it would ap-
pear that offense was the key for Michigan
in its 7-1 victory over Notre Dame, it was
the defense that proved to be the story.
The defense did more than shut down
the Irish, (4-14-2 CCHA, 6-16-2 overall)
limiting them to a single tally and just 24
shots on goal, but it also had a significant
hand in scoring for the Wolverines (13-4-
2, 17-4-3).
"Our defense did a good job in getting
the puck through," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "I thought they were re-
sponsible for four of the seven goals."
One of those goals - the Wolverines'
first - came just 3:34 into the game.
Center Mark Ouimet won the face-off at
the left circle and dropped the puck to de-
fenseman Al Sinclair. Sinclair sent the

puck screaming in front of the Irish goal,
where Dave Roberts was standing to
knock the loose puck home.
"We've been working in practice a lot
in getting the puck off the boards, just
getting it through," said Sinclair, who
notched his first point of the season on the
goal. "Roberts was there, so I tried to put
it somewhere in the vicinity."
That goal was the beginning of the end
for Notre Dame, whose fate would be
sealed for good in the second period.
Trailing just 3-0 going into the second
stanza, the Irish found themselves down,
5-0, and out less than two minutes in.
Defenseman Chris Tamer struck first for
the Wolverines, beating Irish goaltender
Greg Louder stick side from the right side
of the crease.
"I think it was a deflected pass and I
picked it up in front of the net," Tamer

said. "The goalie had a good angle on me
and I was going to pass, but I kept on go-
ing to the side and put the shot in."
Tamer, with his highsticking penalty in
the first period, broke Alex Roberts'
Michigan record of career penalties with
his 192nd.
"I was in the box and I read it some-
where that I was going to break it," Tamer
said. "I guess there's not many more
penalty records to break."
Just 35 seconds after Tamer's goal,
right wing Dan Stiver scored his 12th goal
of the season to give the Wolverines the
five-goal cushion. That line of Stiver,
Ouimet and Roberts would continue to do
damage all night, assisting or scoring on
five goals in all.
After his assist early in the first period,
Ouimet scored twice himself in the period,
See HOCKEY, Page 7

SHARON MUSHER/Daily
Forward Mark Ouimet streaks by a Bowling Green defender in last weekend's CCHA action.
The senior scored five points in Michigan's 7-1 victory over Notre Dame Saturday.

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'M' tankers top Purdue
" in record-setting style

Silver

Bullet

by Charlie Breitrose
Daily Sports Writer
Purdue's Lambert Pool was boil-
ing over this weekend. But the
Boilermakers were not the ones
making waves. The Michigan
women were hot, setting four new
pool records.
The Wolverines won the two-day
dual meet with Big Ten foe Purdue
by a score of 210.5-176.5.
Freshman Beth Jackson posted
impressive performances against a
field of swimmers from Purdue,
Penn State and Ohio University.
Friday, she posted a pool record
time of 57.98 seconds in the 100-
yard backstroke, while Saturday she
set another record in the 200 back-
stroke (2:05.07).

a time of 3:53.63. Despite breaking
the pool record, Gehrs did not swim
her fastest times of the season.
"I wasn't real happy with my
performance," Gehrs said. "I was
swimming tired."
This was the final meet for the
Michigan women before beginning
their taper for the Big Ten meet. The
team was worn out by the hard prac-
tices it has been putting in since the
beginning of winter break.
Gehrs felt that the team per-
formed well under the conditions.
Not only were the Wolverines fa-
tigued from workouts, but they were
missing swimmers as well. Coach
Jim Richardson chose to rest the
swimmers that had made NCAA
cuts (Kathie Deibler, Lara Hooiveld

by Antoine Pitts
Daily Sports Writer
Earlier this year, during halftime of the
first home football game, all of the
Michigan Olympians were honored on the
field. The band played "The Olympic
Fanfare" as each athlete was introduced to the
Michigan Stadium crowd.
For many it was probably the first time
they had heard of, or even seen one curly-
haired sophomore swimmer from Brazil. And
when those in attendance got their first
glimpse of Gustavo Borges, it is likely he
made a memorable impression. After all, it
is not every day you meet a 6-foot-8
swimmer.
But first impressions, of course, do not
always give you the full story. For behind
that large frame is a two-time NCAA
champion and an Olympic silver-medalist:
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Silver medalist
Borges leads Vl'

800-yard freestyle relay teams, and swims
the freestyle leg of the 200-, and 400-yard
medley relay teams.
"He would be like a franchise on any
club," Urbanchek said. "In the course of
three days (in the conference and national
meets), he's got to swim fourteen times as
hard as he can."
Last season, Gustavo made quite an
impression for any swimmer, let alone a
freshman. He set two conference records in
winning the 100 and 200 freestyle events at
last February's Big Ten Championship.
Three of the four relays he swam in also
finished first. His performances easily earned
him Freshman-of-the-Year honors in the Big
Ten.
Seven weeks later at the NCAA
championship he won both of those
individual events again, this time setting a
schoo1 record in the 200 freestvle, oualifving

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