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Blame it on Niyo
'M' icers avenge earlier losses
Blue scores 8-1,11-1
by Chad A. Safran
Daily Hockey Writer
DETROIT - The anticipated
showdown between Michigan and
Michigan State Saturday night at Joe
Louis Arena never materialized.
Michigan came to town toting rifles
while Michigan State only carried
The Wolverines handed the
Spartans their worst loss in coach
Ron Mason's tenure at the school, an
11-1 thrashing. It was the conclusion
to a big weekend for Michigan coach
Red Berenson's club. The previous
evening, Michigan crushed Illinois-
The Wolverines made sure the
Spartans never had a chance, firing
in five goals on nine shots in the first
period. Michigan blasted 47 shots on
goal to Michigan State's 13.
Much of Michigan's success on
the night was a result of the play-
making of forward David Roberts.
Having to make up for the loss of
linemate Mark Ouimet, who was
whistled for a five-minute spearing
penalty and given a game miscon-
duct near the conclusion of the first
period, Roberts continued to add to
his Michigan career-record assist
total, contributing on five of the 11
Wolverine goals. He gunned in his
11th goal of the season in the third
period. It was a season-high point
total for Roberts
Several of the assists came off
moves that even left Berenson a lit-
"(Roberts) hasn't had a great
year," Berenson said. "You see he
can make great plays. Every so often
he comes up with a move you
haven't seen before. He's been an
important playmaker more so than a
goal scorer this year."
Ouimet's absence did not matter,
as Michigan continued to shred the
Michigan State defense and pepper
Spartan goalie Mike Buzak with
shots throughout the second period.
Forward Mike Knuble scored the
first of his two goals on the night in
the second period, splitting the pipes
for his 13th tally of the season, and
his first goal in ten games.
It was a relief for Knuble, whose
goal scoring the Wolverines will
need down the stretch.
"I was real happy," Knuble said.
"I felt a little extra spring in my step.
The guys on the team have been real
supportive. (The goals) didn't go in
at the beginning, but then I got some
Two other Wolverines blasted in
two goals apiece. Dan Stiver came
up with one tally in the first and a
shorthanded goal off the rebound of
a Roberts shot in the third. It was
Michigan's third shorthanded goal in
its last four games.
David Oliver also notched two
goals. The second, his 23rd of the
season, was a bullet that hit the
twine in the net before Buzak had a
chance to move.
All but four players had a point
for Michigan, including goaltenders
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Long history accounts
or 'Mblowout victory
by Brett Forrest
Daily Hockey Writer
DETROIT- They say revenge is a dish best served cold. The platter
Michigan force-fed Michigan State Saturday was more than just frosty. It
was seasoned by years of blowouts, kneaded by outward displays of Spar-
Michigan, an early power in college hockey, owned Michigan State in
the early years of the Spartan program. The Wolverines won the first NCAA
hockey championship in 1948 and reached the semifinals in each of the first
ten years. They were champions from 1951 to 1953 and 1955 to 1956.
During these years of NCAA domination, Michigan had a 27-0-1 record
against Michigan State.
The Wolverines continued to field quality squads throughout the 1960s
and '70s with the sporadic occurrence of losing seasons. With the arrival of
coach Ron Mason in East Lansing in 1979, however, the relationship be-
tween the Michigan and Michigan State hockey squads forever changed.
Mason, a winning coach in his 13 years at the helm of Lake Superior State
and Bowling Green, turned the Spartan program around. Michigan State
won the national crown in 1986 and has been in the semifinals five of the
past nine seasons.
While the Spartans were rising to national prominence, the Wolverines
were sinking into a malaise never seen in Ann Arbor. From 1983 to 1987,
they suffered through five sub-.500 seasons. During this, reversal of fortune,
MSU ruled Michigan, winning 21 of 25 games between the two teams.
Things have evened out in the recent past. Michigan has improved
steadily over the last five seasons while Michigan State has maintaineda
consistent level of excellent play. The Spartans held a slim advantage from
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Michigan's Mark Ouimet celebrates after a goal in Saturday's 11-1 victory over Michigan State at the Joe.
" Emotional Hawks
by Andy De Korte
Daily Basketball Writer
IOWA CITY - Iowa's style of
play echoed its state's geographic
features - steady. The Wolverine
basketball team more closely resem-
bled the hilly terrain of Michigan -
up and down.
Even keeled, the No. 11 Iowa
Hawkeyes (3-2 Big Ten, 13-4 over-
all) dropped fifth-ranked Michigan
(5-2, 16-3), 88-80.
The last Wolverine peak, a 75-73
lead, held the key to the game. After
struggling throughout the first half,
the team had regained a two-point
advantage and looked poised for a
game-clinching run after the official
timeout at the 3:59 mark. Little did it
know it would not enjoy the lead
again. The tide had turned.
"Definitely, I thought the game
was ours," Michigan forward Chris
Webber said, "but they have a great
team and they proved me wrong.
They have a great coach and he
made some great moves at the end."
The end has seen a number of
remarkable finishes from Michigan
this season. As often as not, the
Wolverines take charge of a small
lead, turn on the jets and then ride
out of town with a victory.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines,
Iowa never let up. Pressing the in-
bounds passes yielded quick Iowa
points on two occasions. The pres-
sure forced the Wolverines into a
helter-skelter style that helped cause
"I think our press has been effec-
tive all year," Iowa coach Tom
Davis said. "It's amazing that we are
as effective as we have been espe-
cially in the last few games with all
the changes we've had to make."
The personnel change Davis re-
ferred to was the replacement of the
late Iowa standout Chris Street.
While his death had an obvious ef-
fect on the crowd, and thus in-
directly on the game, no one wanted
to say the game hinged on emotion.
"We came out 9-0 in the first
half," Webber said. "Emotion didn't
have anything to do with that. Emo-
tion didn't win this game. Iowa out-
All-America center Acie Earl had
a lot to do with that. Earl dominated
inside on offense as well as defense,
scoring 19 points and out-blocking
by Ken Davidoff
Daily Basketball Writer
In the big picture, a college
basketball team isn't all that
different from a television show.
First, you select the personnel to
create and mold the program. Then,
'you recruit the talent. You toy with
the cast and the format as you see
fit, and with some luck, you
experience three or four years of
With success comes attention.
However, only so much can be
focused on such a small aspect of
one's life. Thus, generally one or
two members of the organization
initially attract the brunt of the
publicity. For "Cheers," Ted
Danson and Shelley Long garnered
the early press clippings. People
only wanted to talk about Jerry
Seinfeld before they began to
appreciate the entire "Seinfeld"
ensemble. And when it came to the
Michigan basketball squad - Fab
Five era - you either talked about
Chris Webber and Jalen Rose, or
you didn't talk about anyone.
If the program proves promising
enough, though, there will
eventually be a demand to get to
know the other components that
make it work.
"If they're part of an ensemble
series, it just lends itself that these
are people who are also making an
impact who we haven't had a
chance to get to know yet," USA
arrives in prime time
vaulted into the spotlight. And
considering his high school success
and his importance to the Michigan
basketball program, it's hardly
"Juwan is probably one of the
most improved players," teammate
James Voskuil said. "His jump
shot, his confidence, he's coming
up big in big games, and that's what
we have to have."
"It seems to me like he's playingx
with more confidence," good friend
and fellow Fab Five member
Jimmy King said. "His turnaround
jump shot is unstoppable."
"I'm not surprised that he's
doing this," coach Steve Fisher
said. "I'd be surprised maybe if he
The numbers alone tell quite a
story: 14.1 points per game, an
improvement of 3 over last year.
7.2 rebounds per game, 1 more than
his rookie campaign. 14 steals, only
one less than all of last season. And
a .510 shooting percentage, after
only netting 45 percent of his shots
But the real story lies in
Howard's transition from high
school, where he alone held star
billing, to college, where he must
often sacrifice his own glamour for
the good of the team.
Howard enjoyed an illustrious
career at Chicago Vocational High
School. He made Chicago's all-City
league three times, and USA Today