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Men's Basketball
vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
Tomorrow, 1 p.m.
Crisler Arena

SI

Women's and Men's Swimming .
hosting U.S. Open
Today and Tommorrow,
10 a.mJ6 p.m. (TNT)
Canham Natatorium

'M' sets two records in
first night of U.S. Open

By CHARLIE BREITROSE,
MARC DILLER
and BRETT JOHNSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITERS
Even though the Michigan men's
and women's swim teams did not
make any special preparations for
last night's U.S. Open Swimming
Championships, the Wolverines per-
formed well, posting two American
short-course meter records.
MichiganjuniorAleciaHumphrey
broke the American 200-meter back-
stroke short-course record in the
morning's preliminary with her time
of 2:09.56. Humphrey was two-tenths
of a second short of qualifying for the
NCAAs in March. The old American
short-course meet record time was
2:11.02 set by Linda Jezek in 1978.
Humphrey's time wasn't as good in
the finals, but she still posted a strong
first-place time of 2:09.92.
"I knew about the short-course
meter record time before tonight,"
Humphrey said. "Nobody has swam
the short course (in meters) for so
long in this country, so as a goal, I
was shooting for the American
record."
"I was really pleased with her race
this morning," Michigan coach Jim

Richardson said. "She was a little W
anxious tonight, but both swims were
solid."
Michigan sophomore Beth Jack-
son also fared well in the consolation
final. Jackson finished first with a
time of 2:15.75 in the 200 backstroke.
In addition to Humphrey's record,
Royce Sharp set an American record
of his own as he placed second to
Turkish native Derya Buyukunchu in
the 200 backstroke. Sharp's time of
1:59.10 was not quite good enough to
beat Buyukunchu, but it did eclipse
former Stanford swimmer Rick
Carey's 11-year-old record.
"I swam a lot better than this morn-
ing," Sharp said. "I was looking
around a lot this morning trying to
figure out where everybody was. To-
night, I just figured I'd get in my lane
and swim."
Freshman Tom Dolan, however,
notched the first Michigan victory of
the night. The Arlington, Va., native's
time, 3:51.72, nipped North York
A.C.'s Turlough O'Hare by a tenth of
a second in the 400 freestyle.
"I was really happy with the win,"
Dolan said. "I wasn't real sure how
well I'd do, but I felt real good and I
See U.S. OPEN, Page 15@0

MARY KOUKHAB/Daily
Michigan's Steve West competes in the 100-meter breaststroke last night at the U.S Swim Open at Canham Natatorium. West finished fifth.

BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
Fab Four's statistics
continue to soar
By TIM RARDIN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
As expected, the Fab Four of Juwan Howard, Ray Jackson, Jimmy King
and Jalen Rose have been carrying the Michigan basketball team thus far.
Through the first three games, the foursome has accounted for 86 percent
of the scoring; 84 percent of the rebounding and 70 percent of the minutes for
the Wolverines.
Non-starters have tallied just 14 points and 23 rebounds in a combined 97
minutes of playing time.
In addition, the four juniors have each stepped up their statistical presence
to make up for the loss of Chris Webber and the four seniors.
So far, Rose is nine points and 2.5 rebounds better a game than last season,
Howard is up seven points and four boards, Jackson has added two points and
three rebounds to his average and King has improved his scoring from 10.8 to
14.3 a game.
To save you some quick math, the Fab Four have added about 22 points and
nine rebounds to its collective average of a year ago.
EFFICIENT FIFE: Sophomore guard Dugan Fife has been mister efficiency
in his three games as a starter for the Wolverines, by doing just what Fisher and
his staff need him to do.
With the Fab Four carrying much of the load, Fife has basically been called
to run the offense, protect the ball and hit the open jumper when it's there. Thus
far, theClarkston, Mich., native has averaged 6.7 points a game while shooting
55 percent from the field - including an impressive 4-for-$ clip from three-
point range - in 27 minutes a ballgame.
And while the team has averaged 20 turnovers a game, Fife has lost the ball
just five times - the fewest among the starters - and has dished out seven
assists.
OH CAPTAINS MY CAPTAINS: After rotating captains for every game last
season, Michigan coach Steve Fisher decided to go with full-time team
captains this year. The day before the Tip-Off Classic against Georgia Tech,
Nov. 26, Fisher announced that senior Jason Bossard and Howard will be the
Wolverine co-captains for the 1993-94 season.
ROSE-Y NUMBERS: Not only did Rose return this season as the leading
returning scorer for the Michigan basketball team, but he came back as the top
point-producer among juniors in Division I college basketball with 1,152
points. Rose topped Texas' Terrence Rencher (1,144), Syracuse's Lawrence
Moten (1,101), Florida State's Bob Sura (1,056) and Michigan State's
Shawn Respert (1,037).
In addition, Rose's 28 points against Tulane Wednesday moved him past
his former teammate, Chris Webber (1,218), into sole control of 19th place in
career scoring at Michigan. Rose now has 1,225 points in his career.
See HOOPS, Page 16
Chinese Cuisine

Men cagers' homestand
continues with Mocs

By CHAD A. SAFRAN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
Following a big win, a team is
filled with joy, but then it goes into
the locker room and sees the sched-
ule. Suddenly, the happiness subsides
as reality is thrust in the squad's col-
lective face.
This is the daunting situation that
Tennessee-Chattanooga walks into
when it comes to Crisler Arena for
tomorrow's 1 p.m. matchup with No.
5 Michigan.
Led by shooting guard Chad
Copeland's 19 points, the Moccasins
(2-0) come into Ann Arbor having
knocked off Alabama Wednesday, 67-
57. It was the Crimson Tide's first
loss in a home opener in 32 years.
UTC harassed Alabama into 18
turnovers and held the Crimson Tide
to just 30 percent from the field with
its zone defense.
"They play a little more zone than
they have in the past," Michigan as-
sistant coach Jay Smith said. "They
really like to contain you, which a
zone is supposed to do, and control
the tempo."
While UTC coach MackMcCarthy
was partially satisfied with the vic-
tory, he knows his club is in an alto-
gether different situation when it
meets the Wolverines (3-0) for the
first time ever.
"We played good defense but we
are nowhere close to being a good
offensive team," said McCarthy, last
year's Southern Conference coach of
the year and the all-time winningest
coach in school history. "It was a big
win but we came back to earth after
reading the schedule."
The Mocs did win a school-record
26 games last season and made an
appearance in the NCAA tournament
before bowing out to Wake Forest in
the first round. However, they lost
three starters including conference
most valuable player Tim Brooks
(16.5 ppg) and 6-foot-8 forward
Daymond Woods, the team's leading
rebounder (6.8 rpg).
McCarthy will look to his two
returning starters, Gary Robb and
Brandon Born; to put points on the
board. Robb, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound
senior guard/forward, averaged 14.2

points a game a year ago and was
selected as the leading candidate for
Southern Conference MVP in the pre-
season by the media.
At 6-foot-7, Born is the team's
best shooter. Last year, he knocked
down 54 percent of his shots, includ-
ing 44 percent from three-point range.
In the Mocs two games this year,
Born has been virtually unstoppable
from the outside, nailing 72 percent
of his attempts (13-of-18).
A lack of experience and size for
the Mocs gives Michigan a distinct
advantage though.
UTC has five newcomers on its
active roster (John Oliver and Hiram
Thomas are being redshirted), includ-
ing four junior college transfers. One
of those juniors, starting center Roger
Smith - the Moccasins tallest player
at 6 feet 10 - has only played com-
petitive basketball for two years.
Michigan coach Steve Fisher will
most surely exploit that weakness with
Juwan Howard. The junior center is
averaging 11.3 rebounds a game while
shooting a very respectable 55 per-
cent from the field. Most of his bas-
kets have come in the paint.
"We always look for Juwan,"
Smith said. "He's a mainstay."
Howard is not the only one who
has been making baskets as if the
cylinder were the size of Lake Michi-
gan. Jimmy King has connected on
16-of-27 and Jalen Rose is hitting 58
percent of his shots.
But it is the Michigan defense that
has been the key in the three victories.
The Wolverines have totaled 35 steals
and have held their opponents to a
mere 43 percent from the field.
"What has been impressive when@
I've seen them on TV is that there is
more consistency on defense,"
McCarthy said. "This year they are
playing defense on every possession."
Although the Wolverines have
scored at least 80 points every game so
far, little scoring punch has come from
the bench. That is an illness the Michi-
gan coaching staff is seeking to cure.
"You want to build confidence,"
Smith said. "Thereare still somemm-
utes to be distributed. They've been
working hard in practice and we've
got to get them in more."

UGULAS KANTDily
Dugan Fife, in his role as Michigan's fifth starter, is averaging 6.7 ppg.

Grapplers hope to strike it rich in Las Vegas Classic

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beef and vegetables)

By RYAN WHITE
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
The Michigan wrestling team is
looking to step up to the table and spin
the wrestling roulette wheel this week-
end at the Las Vegas Classic.
The No. 10 Wolverines will be
competing in the tournament today
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ber somewhere between one and five.
"I'd be happy with a top-five fin-
ish in the tournament, and that would
keep us in the top ten in the country,"
Michigan coach Dale Bahr said. "If
the kids perform well we can finish in
the top five, at three or four."
This weekend also presents an
onnortunitv for team members to im-

"The top four or six (in each weight
class) will probably be ranked in the
top ten nationally," Bahr said.
The tournament - which Michi-
gan finished eighth at last year -
represents the first time this season

team scores will be kept. Bahr sees it
as a preview of a more important
tournament that will take place in
March.
"It's an early season, NCAA-type
tournament," he said. "They'll be run-
ning eight mats and 40 teams will be
there.'
Among the field will be some of

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