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WISCONSIN
Continued from page 9
Wolverine center.
After the game, Fisher was
humble in talking about the victory.
"I am not only pleased with
winning," he said, "but in the way
were winning."
That "way" was quite evident in
Madison. Rather than play down to
the level of their opponents, as this
team has been known to do in the
past, the Wolverines attacked the
Badgers on defense, causing Wis-
consin to shoot a dismal 39 percent
for the game.
Michigan ended the first half on
a 10-2 run to give it a 12-point ad-
vantage. Last year, the Wolverines
seemed content to sit on such a lead,
often allowing their opponent back
into the game. Saturday, Michigan
came out of the locker room as if it
was behind by 12, going on an 8-0
run to open the second half. The
Wolverines went for the jugular.
Their frontcourt did the cutting.
Ironically, Wisconsin might have
been the cause of its own demise.
"We came up here a year ago and
got shellacked by 20 points for a lot
of reasons," Fisher said in the
postgame press conference. "I think
since that game a year ago in Wis-
consin we have been a different
team. Same bodies, but different
people in those bodies."
Only time will tell if the
"different" team that came to play
last week against Purdue and Wis-

MEN'S INDOOR TRACK
Rookies showcase their talents

by Tonya Broad
Daily Sports Writer
In a sport where maturity usually pays off, the
freshman were the strong point this weekend.
During the Michigan men's indoor track and field
intrasquad meet Saturday, the freshmen were able to
show their stuff.
Posting respectable times, freshmen Scott MacDon-
ald and Theo Molla placed first and second in the mile,
with Molla going on to win the 3,000-meter run as well.
Rookie Todd Burnham took the 400, and Trinity
Townsend, Brian Renaldi and Andre Hewitt paced a 1-
2-3 finish in the 600. Andy Schoelch also took top hon-
ors in the 200.
Despite the strong freshman showing, Wolverine
coach Jack Harvey is still apprehensive about the re-
maining season.
"We had a few bright spots," he said. "The freshman
crew ran pretty well, but we have a long way to go."
Overall, Harvey felt it was a good practice meet,
considering many team members found it hard to work
out over winter break due to lack of facilities in their

hometowns. However, he said there are some weak-
nesses that need to be addressed, sighting short sprints-
as the main problem.
"We could use some help in the sprinting depart-
ment from football players," he said. "But if we'll see
them or not is another question."
One question that remains to be answered is what
will happen once there is significant competition and
scores are kept.
The freshman runners looked strong Saturday, but
the seniors need to come through in the end, especially
in the field events to keep Michigan competitive in
meets. Harvey is taking this all in stride.
"We're more concerned with improving over the
next few weeks before our first scoring meet," he said.
"We need to get another week of training to get a better
idea of where we stand."
The Michigan men's track team will continue to run
in open meets, that are not scored, including next
week's at Eastern Michigan and the following week at
the Michigan Relays.

consin will continue to appear.
Nevertheless, Michigan took its
first step toward the conference title
this week. The Wolverines beat a
good Purdue team on the road and
then beat a Wisconsin team it had to
defeat if it is to take the conference
title.
Two conference games down, 16
to go. And Michigan's got to be
smiling.

The Wisconsin defense had trouble defending 6-8 guard Jalen Rose. Rose
had 18 points and 6 assists including this driving lay-up in the first half.

MICHIGAN
Continued from page 9
Michael Finley and Tracy Webster,
were the lone Badger standouts.
Webster shot 3-for-9 from three-
point range and sliced through the
Michigan defense with picks from
his teammates to score a game-high
25. Finley, the only other Badger to
score in double figures, added 17
points.
"We were a little undermanned in
there," Wisconsin coach Stu Jackson
said. "From our standpoint, I
thought their rebounding was a big
factor in the basketball game. They
got more offensive rebounds than
we got rebounds."
Unfortunately for coach Steve
Fisher's team, they also led Wis-
consin in turnovers, 21-17. While
some of the second-half turnovers
can be attributed to loose play with a
big lead there was no easy excuse
for the 11 first-half turnovers.

Five turnovers in the first five
minutes led to Wisconsin's biggest
lead, 10-4. When Michigan over-
came its turnovers, the tide turned
with three first-half spurts. During a
4:39 stretch starting at the 15:06
mark the Wolverines went on a 15-1
binge. Moments later, Michigan
started another 8-0 run. The Badgers
would never lead again.
The 6-foot-8 Rose was yet an-
other tall thorn in Wisconsin's side.
While the height and weight advan-
tage of the Wolverine big men were
a problem for the Badgers, they had
no one to match up with Rose.
"They're big, real big," Webster
said. "You just have to play strong
fundamentally and box out. I think
this year Jalen was a real difference.
He was in control, yelling not to
rush when they didn't have to, some-
thing they might not have done last
year."

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