vs. Coastal Carolina
Tonight, 8:10 p.m. (CBS)
at CCHA Championships
Tomorrow and Sunday
Tankers off to good start
Place seventh afterfirst day; 400 medley relay excels
' by Charlie Breitrose
Daily Sports Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - Heads or
tails. Just like flipping a coin, that
was the way the Michigan women's
swimming and diving team per-
formed the first day of the NCAA
"We're about 50 percent," Mich-
igan coach Jim Richardson said. "I
think 50 percent of our swims were
good and 50 percent of our swims
were a little disappointing."
The first day ended with Stanford
on top with a score of 213 followed
by Florida (134) and Texas (108).
The Wolverines placed seventh with
A key to the success at the
NCAAs is swimming well in the
morning preliminaries. Richardson
said he had mixed feelings about his
team's morning races.
"I think our SOOs (yard freestyle)
-I could have been better. Our IM's
aily (200-yard individual medley) were
s very good. That was the first time
we finaled two people in the 200
In the races in which the
Wolverines produced finalists, the
200 IM and the 400 medley relay,
the times were close or faster than
the seed times. However, in the
events where Michigan didn't pro-
duce, the swims were seconds off
the times entering the meet.
Senior freestyler Kirsten Silvester
reflected the disappointment in the
"It was a little slower than my
best time," Silvester said. "It was a
good race. I just got touched out for
a place in the consolation final."
Diver Carrie Zarse put the first
points on the board for Michigan,
finishing 14th in the 1-meter spring-
board. Michigan diving coach Dick
Kimball said Zarse had an off day.
"She didn't dive as well as she
can," Kimball said. "She missed one
dive, and that kept her out of the fi-
The Wolverines cashed in on
more points in the final of the 200
IM. Mindy Gehrs and Alecia
Humphrey finished seventh and
Humphrey led off the final fait
and was fifth after the backstroleO
portion of the race. But the back-
stroke specialist could not keep up
with the field in the breaststroke and
freestyle, eventually dropping to
"I'm not upset with it"
Humphrey said. "I'm putting it be-
hind me and getting ready to swim
the rest of the races. I'm concentrat-
ing on the backstrokes because I0
think those are going to be really
At the same time that Humphrey
was dropping back, Gehrs was
gaining ground in the breaststroke,
improving to fifth. However, she
was not able to hold on during the
freestyle and dropped back to sev-
The greatest success of the meet
for Michigan was the 400 medley re-
lay. The Wolverines finished fifth
after qualifying in eighth.
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Beth Jackson swims the backstroke at the Big Ten Championships. The Wolverines finished seventh in yesterday'
competition, the first day of the meet. Michigan is far behind runaway leader Stanford with two days to go.
Wrestlers in fifth after strong
showin at irst da of Ns
by Michael Rosenberg
Daily Sports Writer
AMES, Iowa - In a day which
featured more shocks than a
psychology experiment, the
Michigan wrestling team managed to
steer clear of upsets and found itself
in fifth place after the first day of the
NCAA wrestling championships.
In his opening match, Wolverine
Sean Bormet (158 pounds) came
back from a 4-3 deficit and pinned
Terry Watts of Fresno State. Bormet
also handily defeated Iowa State's
Earl Harrison, 9-0.
But the most important matches
for Bormet were the losses suffered
y other top 158-pounders. Ne-
braska's Matt Lindland, the top seed,
lost to Boston University's Earl
Walker, 13-4, in the first round.
Michigan coach Dale Bahr felt
confident about Bormet's chances of
winning the title.
"Sean can wrestle with anyone in
the country," he said. "There isn't
anyone he can't wrestle with. He's
in real good shape right now."
Walker was later beaten by West
Virginia's Doug Taylor, 12-9, in the
second round. Overall, four of the
top nine seeds at 158 lost yesterday.
Bormet will face Michigan State's
Dan Wirnsberger today.
Michigan's 12th-seeded Jason
Cluff (126), who fell behind early in
his match with John Ritchey of
Pittsburgh, went on to win, 13-5.
"I wasn't nervous when he took
me down, because I knew I'd win
the match," Cluff said. "I was real
confident the whole time."
Cluff then wrestled Cornell's
David Hirsch, the fifth seed, and
came from behind to win, 4-2. To-
day, Cluff will take on Ohio State's
Adam DiSabato, the fourth seed,
who is undefeated against Cluff.
Wolverine heavyweight Steve
King avenged a regular-season loss
to Jeremy Lay of Missouri in the
first round, pinning Lay in the third
"I was ahead when I pinned him,
so I'd have probably won anyway,"
King said. "But it's good to get those
King defeated Chris Maynor of
George Mason, 4-1, in the second
round. Next up for King is North'
Carolina State's Sylvester Terkay,
the top seed.
Lanny Green (177) won his two
matches yesterday as well. First, he
recorded a 15-3 win over Tennessee-
Chatanooga's Chad Dennis. He then
snuck past West Virginia's Dean
Morrison, 6-5. Green will face
Iowa's Ray Brinzer, who defeated
Green two~veeks ago at the Big Ten
Michigan's Brian Harper de-
feated Steve Woods of Maryland, 8-
2, in the first round, but fell in a last-
minute heartbreaker, 5-3, to
Lehigh's Steve Cassidy in the
James Rawls (142), who made
the tournament as an alternate when
Ohio State's Jim Scavuzzo pulled
out, was forced to wrestle third-
seeded Tom Shifflet of Edinboro.
Shifflet scored a takedown in sudden
death and escaped with an 8-6
"I knew Rawls would be real
tough," Shifflet said. "I've wrestled
him before, and he's given me
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and his monk-like vow before the
1989 championship run. To
onlookers, all the talk might signal
that Michigan does not intend to
have any fun in the Tuscon sun. On
the contrary, they said they plan to
have all of their fun at the McKale
Unfortunately for the Chan-
ticleers, the Wolverines' first-round
fun would come at their expense.
Despite the fact Michigan is ranked
third and seeded first, Coastal coach
Russ Bergman said he is not dis-
"We don't feel intimidated,"
Bergman said. "We've tried to make
our players understand that Mich-
igan is not that different from Ar-
kansas, Missouri, Boston College, or
a lot of other teams we have played."
Bergman will place most of his
hopes on big man Tony "Slam"
Dunkin. The senior finished the reg-
ular season averaging 23.9 points per
game, 6.4 assists per game and 45-
percent shooting from three-point
Backed by such impressive num-
bers, Dunkin feels no fear.
"I'm not intimidated by any-
body," Dunkin said. "I'm laid-back
off the court, but when I'm on the
court, I like to make as much noise
Earlier this month, Dunkin
earned his fourth consecutive Player
of the Year honor in the Big South
conference. The previous collegiate
record was three such awards, held
by 14 players, including Ralph
Sampson, Chris Mullin, Pete Mar-
avich and Danny Manning.
"Tony 'Dunkin" Dunkin is for
real," Fisher said. "He could play for
anybody. They're talking like a team
that gets no respect ... so they're
going to play like they have a great
deal to prove."
Sophomore Marquis "Keke"
Tulane holds off Kansas State at buzzer
Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson discuss their first round opponent Coastal
Carolina. Michigan faces off with the Chanticleers tonight at 8:10 p.m.
Last-second heroics in the NCAA
tournament usually involve a player
sinking a game-winning shot at the
Tulane's Pointer Williams made
his mark a little differently.
Williams reached in and stripped
the ball from Anthony Beane as he
attemped a 3-pointer with less than
two seconds left. A scramble ensued
and time ran out before Kansas State
could attempt another shot.
The 55-53 win for the Green
Wave (22-8) in the first round of the
Southeast Regional moved them into
the second round against Florida
State, an 82-70 winner over
"Normally, we don't like a player
to go for the ball like that because
you don't know what the referee is
going to call," Tulane coach Perry
The Green Wave's win was the
first "upset" of the tournament.
Tulane, the 11th seed, was a one-
point underdog to the sixth-seeded
St. John's beat Texas Tech 85-67
and Arkansas crushed Holy Cross
94-64 in the East Regional; Kansas
topped Ball State 94-72 and
Brigham Young got past Southern
Methodist 80-71 in the Midwest
Regional; Illinois edged Long Beach
State 75-72 and Vanderbilt ousted
Boise State 92-72 in the West
Hicks (18.7 points per game) and ju-
nior Mohammed Acha (15.1 ppg)
join Dunkin to lead the "Kickin'
Chickens." The threesome combined
for better than 73 percent of
Coastal's scoring and over half of its
A lack of depth is certain to hurt
the Chanticleers - only six players
averaged better than 10 minutes per
game this year. Size - the tallest
Coastal player is the 6-foot-7
Dunkin - also will pose a problem.
"They are huge," Bergman said.
"They look like an NBA team.
When you have seven-foot Eric Ri-
ley coming off the bench, who's pro-
bably going to be a first-round draft
choice, there aren't a lot of ways to
Coastal Carolina vs. Michigan
Time: Tonight, 8:10 p.m.
Place: McKale Center
Probable starting lineups
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Tony Dunkin, 6-7, Sr.
Mohammed Acha, 6-6,,
Marcus Key, 6-7, Jr.
Marquis Hicks, 6i-1, So.
Joey Hart, 6i-4, Jr.
Chris Webber, 6-9, So.
Ray Jackson, 6-6, So.
Juwan Howard, 6-9, So.
Jalen Rose, 6-8, So.
Jimmy King, 6i-5, So.
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