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by Ken Davidoff
Daily Basketball Writer
BLOOMINGTON - Looking for something salvageable from Michi-
gan's 93-92 loss to Indiana on Sunday? How about the fact that the
Wolverines limited the Hoosiers to .484 shooting? Well, it probably
doesn't help that much, but it does mark an improvement from the
previous Michigan-Indiana contest, when the Hoosiers shot .552. This
marked the highest percentage of any opponent all year.
"They came in and shot tough shots," Michigan center Juwan
Howard said of the first game. "They shot well from the field. No team
has shot that well against us because we have played so much intense
defense that we have made teams shoot under 50."
The Wolverines remain 0-1 in games in which they allow their
opponent to shoot over 50 percent.
AND SPEAKING OF SHOOTING: The Wolverines shot at a .579 clip,
tying their Big Ten season high set against at Purdue at Crisler Arena on
Feb. 7. They set their season high - .641 - at the Palace of Auburn'
Hills on Dec. 19 against Iowa State. Michigan also set its season record of
22 three-point shot attempts in one game.
ARE YOU SURE THOSE ARE FREE?: Michigan has been plagued by
free throw problems throughout the year, and Sunday's game was no
exception. The Wolverines converted 14-of-23 free throw opportunities,
only a .609 success rate. The Hoosiers did not do much better, converting
25 of 38 attempts for a .658 clip. Prior to the Indiana matchup, Michigan
had been shooting .683 in the Big Ten and .644 for the year.
SHINY HAPPY PERSON: Who was that white-haired gentleman with
the red sweater and considerable gut extolling praise on his players? Why,
it was none other than Indiana coach Bob Knight. Known more for his
profanity-laced diatribes than his praise, The General had only good
things to say about his squad.
"When we went into the lead, I thought our defense was pretty good,"
he said. "This was obviously an excellent win against a great team.
"We have won some games this season that we would not have won in
the past," he added. "The team has gotten a lot tougher."
PINE PRODUCTION: Michigan's bench has received a lot of attention
this year, but Indiana's reserves got the job done Sunday. The -Hoosier
quartet of Chris Reynolds, Brian Evans, Todd Leary and Pat Knight
contributed 50 solid minutes of play and 21 points. The Wolverines'
tandem of Rob Pelinka, James Voskuil, Eric Riley, Michael Talley and
Dugan Fife could only chip in 11 points for their team's cause.
"I was very pleased with the play off the bench," Knight said.
"Everyone contributed to the win."
THERE'S A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING: Before Sunday's game, you
could confidently forecast the Wolverines' destiny by checking the
halftime score. If they had the lead, they were guaranteed victors;
Michigan had an 18-0 record when winning at the half. Indiana put that
streak in check, as it trailed, 46-44, at the half. Incidentally, Michigan
holds a 1-2 record when trailing at the half and 0-1 when tied.
UNMASKED: Webber played without his mask for the first time since
by Jeremy Strachan
Daily Sports Writer
Sometimes, size and stature mean
This was displayed last weekend
by the Tennessee men's volleyball
team. The Volunteers muscled past
Michigan in the quarterfinal round
en route to the North-South Tour-
nament championship at the Univer-
sity of Kentucky.
Tennessee won the 24-team
tournament with sheer strength and
power. The Volunteers' two middle
blockers were both over six-foot-
three and made it very difficult for
teams like the Wolverines to score
"Their middles were just huge,"
Michigan coach Pam Griffin said.
"And the rest of the team just passed
everything we served. They were
Michigan State, Ohio State and
Illinois also represented the Big Ten
and all four members advanced to
the final eight of the tournament.
Those four teams are all expected to
contend for the conference title.
In preliminary play, Michigan
finished second in its pool behind
Tennessee. One of the Wolverines'
victories was a two-game triumph
"In the first game we were down
14-7 and came back one point at a
time and ended up taking it. 16-14,"
outside hitter Mike Rubin said. "In
the second game we were down
again 14-7 and came back and won
that one, too. They were a little sur-
prised. I've never seen a team lose
two close games like that in a match.
We must have had six, seven, or
eight side outs that game."
A few days prior to the tourna-
ment, the Illini had beaten Big Ten
favorite Michigan State.
After finishing pool play, the
Wolverines advanced to face Al-
abama in the preliminary round of
'This is definitely our
best performance this
season. We're peaking
at the right time.'
- Mike Rubin
Michigan volleyball player
"We lost the first game and came
back to win the next two," Rubin
said. "We won 15-13 in the rally
game. I thought we played incredi-
bly good. We took it one step at a
time, pass, set, hit. This is definitely
our best performance this season.
We're peaking at the right time."
"Our level of play picked up at
every stage of our game," Griffin
said. "We seemed to start out slug-
gish in every game, but overall we
played very well."
The Wolverines are looking for-
ward to spring break to heal some of
their injuries and prepare for the up-
coming tournaments in March. Start-
ing middle blocker Soren Juul has
been out with ankle problems and
several other team members have
nagging minor injuries. Only ten
players were present last weekend in
Steve Fisher barks instructions to Michael Talley Sunday at Indiana.
he broke his nose on Jan. 18. Michigan coach Steve Fisher said that
Webber had visited the doctor late last week, and he had been informed
that the nose was "Ninety plus percent healed." Voskuil continued to don
his mask after breaking his nose at Iowa on Jan. 31. Using the heavily
unscientific assumption that Webber's and Voskuil's noses heal at a
similar rate, Voskuil should be tossing his shield for the Wolverines'
game at Ohio State Feb. 28.
TREAT US LIKE THE KINGS WE ARE: To the dismay of the media
traveling with the Wolverines, Indiana's press room did not offer any pre-
game food. Not even water. Writers tried to soothe themselves with the
belief that surely the Indiana culinary staff was working diligently on a
halftime delight. But when the first half ended, the corps flocked into the
press center to see absolutely nothing. Renowned Detroit Free Press
columnist Mitch Albom looked as though his dog had just run away.
Media types actually purchased eats with their own money at the game, an
event unheard of among reporters.
"If I invite you to my house, I at least offer you a Coke," veteran
Detroit News columnist Joe Falls complained.
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ure out what I'm looking for."
Conspicuously absent from the
search committee roster, however,
are coaches from Michigan sports.
Despite their formal absence from
the committee, though, coaches con-
tacted yesterday said they were not
"I don't think that will be a big
problem," football coach Gary
Moeller said. "I'm sure there will be
coaches' input. It would be hard to
put one coach on (the committee)
because we have very different in-
Women's swimming coach Jim
Richardson agreed with Moeller.
"Well, I think it would have been
nice to have a coach on the commit-
tee," Richardson said. "But through-
out the process, I'm sure coaches
will have the opportunity to inter-
view some of the candidates."
Richardson, who chaired the
search committee that selected the
associate athletic director for wom-
en's sports last year, said he could
see how not having coaches on the
committee level could be both good
and bad, but said he was sure
coaches would have enough input.
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"The committee will pick the
type of athletic director, specifically
the philosophy, that we're looking
for," Richardson said. "The athletic
department has built up a philosophy
with Jack (Weidenbach) and (Asso-
ciate Athletic Director) Peggy
"I think that's the philosophy
Duderstadt is looking for," he said.
Bradley-Doppes, who was chosen
last year by the committee Richard-
son chaired, said the criteria for the
candidate will be appropriate to the
importance of the job.
"This is the number one position
in the country," Bradley-Doppes
said. "Michigan knows what it wants
and what it needs."
Womack would not elaborate on
the specific categories the committee
will be looking for, but he did offer
more general guidelines.
"I would guess that the commit-
tee would search for the person best
able to do the job, who would rec-
ognize Michigan's tradition for ex-
cellence in athletics and concern
about playing within the rules - ev-
erything that makes Michigan spe-
- Daily editors Josh Dubow and
Melissa Peerless contributed to this
This week's games
Tuesday. Feb. 16
Ohio St. at Iowa, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Feb. 17
Michigan at Penn St., 7 p.m.
Northwestern at Michigan St., 8 p.m.
Illinois at Indiana, 8 p.m.
Thursday. Feb. 18
Wisconsin at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Feb. 20
Minnesota at Michigan, 3 p.m.
Illinois at Penn St., 1 p.m.
Wisconsin at Ohio St., 8 p.m.
Iowa at Northwestern, 8 p.m.
Purdue at Indiana, 2:45 p.m.
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University of Michigan student
hockey season ticket holders can re-
serve their regular season seat loca-
tion for the Central Collegiate
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offs. Tickets can be reserved in per-
son at the Michigan Athletic Ticket
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with MasterCard or Visa. The dead-
line to reserve your seat for the
playoffs is February 19.
After a special request from the
Michigan Athletic Department, the
CCHA has agreed to permit Univer-
sity of Michigan students with sea-
son tickets to purchase their playoff
tickets at a discounted rate of $5.00
per game. In the past, students were
required to pay the full amount
($9.00) for CCHA playoff tickets.
If you want to attend the first
round games but do not have season
tickets, you can purchase tickets at
the normal rates of $9.00 for sideline
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The Wolverines will open the
CCHA playoffs Friday, March 12
against an opponent not yet known.
The series will be the best two-of-
three games. Game two will be
played on March 13, and if neces-
sary, the final contest will take place
Last season, Michigan began its
drive to the CCHA championship
game with a series sweep of Ohio
State, defeating the Buckeyes 4-2
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