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Hockey
vs. Miami
Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

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Women's Swimming
at Big Ten Championships
Today, all day
Indianapolis

.Wolverines dunk Hawkeyes,89-76
Rose has best effort of season,
FO REST leads Blue to seventh win in a row

r-orrest Fires
eMichi an
will win
NCAAs
*this time
can picture it now. Jalen Rose
and Juwan Howard embrace on
theCharlotte Coliseum floor. They
are consumed by a horde of teammates,
coaches and fans. Flashbulbs explode
as thousands of partisan voices reach a
crescendo.
You see, this is the year Michigan
finally does it. Yes, you read thatright.
The Michigan men's basketball
team will win the 1994 NCAA title.
The Wolverines have just about
everything a team needs to make it
through the grueling three-week tour-
nament - and come home toting the
winner's plaque.
'All-important experience
In this regard, Michigan's starting
five is the envy of every coach south of
Toronto and northofTijuana. Between
*Howard, Rose, Jimmy King, Ray Jack-
son and Dugan Fife, the rotation has
played in acombined nine Final Fours
and 54NCAA tournament games. They
have a record of 45-9 in those games.
'The ability to overcome inaus-
picious circumstances
This season Michigan has seen two
starters stricken with the chicken pox,
a key reserve break his hand and two
more starters suspended for a team
policy transgression.
Not to mention that at the outset of
the season there were absolutely no
experienced players coming off the
bench, the starting point guard had
never canned a basket in his college
career and four of the team's first six
Big Ten games were on the road.
When a team has a tiny bench, it
proves to be extremely painful to losea
starter for a road game. Michigan lost
two. Howard and King came down
with the chicken pox after a loss at
Indiana, and the Wolverines' season
looked all but doomed. They fell to
Minnesota Jan. 20, but with Howard
back, beatIllinois-again on the road.
They have not lost since.
The team was without two starters
again, Feb. 5. Jackson and King were
*suspended for violating team policy,
but Michigan cameouton top atMichi-
gan State.
Often the first man off the bench,
freshman Bobby Crawford fractured
his handJan. 26 and missed five games.
Still, Michigan marched on unbowed.
*Players stepping up
Another freshman, Olivier Saint-
Jean has erased the question mark that
gresided near his name. The Frenchman
has "come into his own as aplayer," as
coach Steve Fisher is likely to say these
days.
Then there's MakhtarNdiaye, who
is certainly rough around the edges.
But he, Howard and Leon Derricks
haveprovided solid depth inside-an
important quality that was nonexistent
in the early going.
Still, the biggest factor is Fife.
He has shown himself to be the key
component in Michigan's long-term
potential for success. The sophomore
is a cool head in the oftentimes mael-

strom of pandemonium that is a Big
Ten basketball game.,
Michigan has been known to make
the dumb play from time to time, and
this year is no exception. However,
with Fife in the starting lineup, the
errors are less frequent and not as costly
as last season.
'Winning the close ones... away
from Crisler too
What is the NCAA tournament's
biggest draw? Close finishes. Half of
Michigan's Big Ten wins have been
by a margin of four points or less.

By RACHEL BACHMAN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
The numbers were very kind to
Jalen Rose last night. Or, more accu-
rately, Rose's numbers were kind to
Michigan as his near triple double
lifted his team over Iowa, 89-76.
Rose scored 19, had 11 assists and
eight rebounds to go along with six
steals and a pair of blocks as the Wol-
verines (10-2 Big Ten, 18-4 overall)
won their seventh consecutive game.
"I said earlier in the week that this is
his team," Iowa's Kenyon Murray said.
"He proved (it) tonight."
"He can hurt you so many ways,"
said Iowa coach Tom Davis, whose
club is now just 3-8 in the conference,
9-11 overall. "Inside, outside, with the
ball, without the ball, offensively and
defensively."
Rose said it was his best overall
performance of the season.
"If Rose doesn't hurt you, (Juwan)
Howard does," Davis added.
The junior center joined Rose on
the offensiveend, scoring a game-high
24 points, including 16 in the first half
as he hit eight of 11 field-goal
attempts.
The game's first 10 minutes were
marked by the crowd's audible dissat-
isfaction with the officiating. Iowacom-

mitted no fouls until Jess Settles' foul
at the 8:14 mark in the first stanza.
The Wolverines had seven in the same
stretch of time.
The Hawkeyes finished the game
with 13 fouls to Michigan's 22.
On the topic of the game's ques-
tionable calls, RayJackson responded,
"You've just got to play well regard-
less."
Despite the lopsided foul tally, how-
ever, the Wolverines led most of the
first half. They pulled out to their big-
gest lead of the opening 20 minutes
after Jackson's layup made the score
12-3 with 15:05 to go.
Iowa then went on a 13-5, and
IOWA (76)
FG FrE
MINMH-A H-A O-T A F PTS
Murray 31 5-10 2-3 0-5 4 2 12
Settles 30 712 0-0 2-51214
Winters 33 4-8 7-9 1-4 7 1 16
Glasper 26 1-7 1-2 1-2 2 2 4
Bartels 29 4- 3-4 3- I 1 12
Skillett 13 0-2 0-0 1-1 3 2 0
Millard 17 4-7 3-4 041 0 1 11
Kingsbury 21 3-6 0-0 0-4 2 2 7
Totas 200 28-8 16.22 1"1 2113 76
FG% .483. FT%:.727. Threellpolat goals:4-13,
.308 (Winters 1-1, Bartels 1-3, Glasper 1-3,
Kingsbury 1-, Millard 0-1, Settles 0-1, Skillett 0-
1). Blocks: 1 (Winters). Turnovers: 21 (Winters
5, Glasper 3, Kingsbury 3, Murray 3, Settles 3,
Millard 2, Skillett 2). Steals: 7 (Glasper 3,
Kingsbury 1, Murray, Settles, Winters). Technical
Fouls: none.

then an 8-2 run, pulling within one of
Michigan with 10:10 to go. It wasn't
until the 2:44 mark, when Winters
sank both his foul shots, that the
Hawkeyes took their first lead, 34-33.
"They never give up," Howard
said of Iowa's play. "They like to
fight."
The Wolverines regained momen-
tum, and Dugan Fife's driving layin
bumped and bobbled around the rim,
then fell to give Michigan a44-37 edge
going into the lockerroom.
After a shaky start to begin the
second half, Michigan smoothed its
rough edges.
See BASKETBALL, Page 8
MICHIGAN (89)
re Fr m
Jackson 31 7-13 34 1-8 1 3 17
King 31 6-13 0-0 3-4 1 2 14
Howard 37 11-18 2-2 4-9 6 3 24
Fife 33 1-3 0.0 0-2 6 3 2
Rose 40 7-15 0-0 1-811 3 19
Nd"ay 8 0-2 0-0 0-1 04 0
Saint-Jean 13 3-3 1-2 0-0 0 3 8
Crawford 3 1-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 3
Derricks 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 2
Totals 200 37-71 68 2-35 2722 89
FQ%: .521. FT%- .750. Three-Wont goals: 9.20,
.450 (Rose 5.9, King 2-6, Saint-Jean 1-1, Crawford
1-2, Fife 0-2). Blocks: 5 (Rose 2, Howard, King,
Ndiaye). Turnovers: 15 (Fife 3, Jackson 3,
Crawford 2, King 2, Derricks, Howard. Ndiaye,
Rose, Saint-Jean). Steals: 13 (Rose 6, Fife 3, King
3, Jackson). Technical Fouls: none.

JONATHAN LURIEDaity
Jimmy King slams home two of his 14 points in last night's Michigan win
over Iowa, The Wolverines swept the season series from the Hawkeyes.

Iowa........37 39 - 76
Michigan....r.;:,44 45 - 89
At: Crisler Arena; A: 13,394

Women's swimming begins quest
for eighth consecutive Big Ten title

By DARREN EVERSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
The seven seniors on the Michigan
women's swimming squad have expe-
rienced nothing but success during their
careers in Ann Arbor. After winning
the Big Ten championship each year
throughout their time with the Wolver-
ines, they would be heartbroken by
anything less than a victory at this
weekend's conference championship
meet in Indianapolis.
Leading the Wolverines in their
quest for their eighth straight Big Ten
title is the quartet of Alecia Humphrey,
Tara Higgins, Lara Hooiveld and Anne
Kampfe. Higgins is a senior co-captain

and one of the team's top individual
medley (IM)swimmers.
Humphrey, last season's Big Ten
swimmer of the year, is Michigan's
best backstroker. Australian-native
Hooiveld is especially strong in the
breaststroke, while freshman Kampfe
has been effective in theIM'sand in the
200-yard backstroke.
Unlike other intercollegiate varsity
sports, not all of the Big Ten teams
faced each other this season. Michigan
is a perfect 6-04in conference competi-
tion and 8-0 overall. The Wolverines
will, however, face strong competi-
tion, particularly from standouts
Jocelyn Jay of Ohio State and Garland

O'Keefe of Indiana.
O'Keefe is the Hoosiers' star swim-
mer, a senior and a former national
finalist. She's an individual medley
(IM) specialist with herstrongestevent
being the 400-meter IM.
Jay, however, dominates in what-
ever she chooses to participate in. The
Buckeye won three of the ten events in
Ohio State's Jan. 29 meeting with
Michigan, while the rest of her team
only placed first in one other race.
Primarily alongerdistance swimmer,
Jay's strongest eventmight be the 1000-
yard freestyle, which she often wins by
double-digit second margins.

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