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$PORTSMonday Triva :~
When did Team Canada last
capture hockey's Olympic gold
medal?
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Inside SPORTSMonday
Men's Gymnastics
Track
The R.H. Factor
Women's Basketball
Hockey
Wrestling

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'M'hockey reaches for answers
Blue drops three in a
row, falls from No.1 1a

By ANTOINE PITTS
DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
OXFORD -With the CCHA title
already in its hands, the Michigan
hockey team faced the last extended
road trip of the regular season, looking
0o stay focused for the upcoming league
playoffs.
However, the Wolverines faced a
team, in Miami, still fighting for its
playoff position.
The Redskins (15-11-1 CCHA,17-
13-1 overall) clinched home ice for the
first round of the playoffs, sweeping a
pair of games from Michigan (23-4-1,
28-5-1) by identical 5-3 scores at
Goggin Ice Arena. The defeats gave
*he Wolverines their first three-game
losing streak in four years and dropped
them out of the No. 1 spot in the nation.
Miami goaltender Richard
Shulmistra stopped 41 shots Friday,
and another 33 Saturday - keeping
Michigan at bay when it had golden
opportunities to score.
"The real key to our success was
Shulmistra," Miami coach George
iwozdecky said. "He made some huge
saves for us when he really had to."
"I just go out and play, and if the
team lags and gives them lots of shots,
I try to respond," Shulmistra said. "If
they play strong defense and give me

18 shots, I try and stay awake and come
up big for them too."
Jason Botterill's 19th goal of the
season gave the Wolverines a 2-1 lead
halfway through the first period Satur-
day, but Miami scored the next three to
take a 4-2 lead into the third period.
Mike Stone pulled Michigan to
within one, scoring with 5:45 left in the
game. However, the Wolverines would
get no closer, as Shulmistra stymied
several Michigan scoring chances.
Marc Boxer's empty netter with six
seconds remaining closed the scoring.
"Their goalie played well and the
puck's not going in for us," Michigan
coach Red Berenson said. "One thing
you want to do is generate offensive
chances and you've got to capitalize on
them. I can't remember when we've
had as many good chances as we had in
this game."
The Wolverines had a chance to tie
the game with 4:21 left as Miami's
Trent Eigner was called for high-stick-
ing. Berenson called timeout to set the
strategy, but a Botterill penalty 24 sec-
onds later evened things up. Brian
Wiseman was whistled for interfer-
ence nearly a minute later and soon a
one-man advantage for Michigan
turned into a two-man advantage for
See MIAMI, Page 5

..........

Wolverine Warren Luhning stretches for the puck in Michigan's 5-1loss to Michigan State at Joe Louis Arena Feb.,19.

Rose sinks Itml;n- win
*streak runs to nine

Men swimmers win ninth
straight conference crown

By BRETT FORREST
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
The Michigan men's basketball
team is playing like a scratched record.
However, the No. 3 Wolverines are
skipping on a part they enjoy listening
to.
* Against Illinois (7-6 Big Ten, 14-8
overall) at Crisler Arena Tuesday, the
Wolverines (12-2, 20-4) started the
game sluggishly, stormed back to grab
a double-digit lead in the second half,
nearly allowed the opposition to climb
back into the game and needed Jalen
Rose to bail them out at the finish.,
Michigan won the game, 79-70, before
13,548 spring break fans.
Rose led all scorers with 24 points,
17 of them coming in the second half.
Illinois led by as much as six in the
earlygoing, but Michigan took over for
good, 13-12, as Rose converted his first
two free throws of the day at the 12:16
mark of the first half.
Michigan's lead ballooned to 18 in
the second half, but the Illini shaved it
to five points late in the game. Rose
would not let his team succumb.
"I turned to (Michigan assistant
coach Brian) Dutcher at one point and
said, 'Boy,he'sgood,"'Wolverine head
coach Steve Fisher said of his junior
guard. "He did it in a fashion where it

wasn't like he thought he was lucky."
Rose needed no luck at the 16:27
mark of the second half. He grabbed
the ball off of an Illini turnover on
Michigan's end and rambled down the
left side. Rose faked right, went left and
slammed home two to put Michigan
up, 48-35.
"I don't think there is anyone who
can guard him," Illinois coach Lou
Henson said of Rose. "I don't think the
pros could guard him. He's an excep-
tional player. He can hurt you in so
many ways, and he did it tonight."
From the 12:50 mark of the second
half until the 7:20 mark, Illinois
outscored Michigan, 13-9. Rose scored
all nine points, and Michigan still clung
to a nine-point advantage.
"Late in games we try to put the ball
in his hands," Michigan junior Jimmy
King said. "He makes the right deci-
sions, taking the shot or making the
pass. We look for him to do that."
"It's not old hat," Rose said,
downplaying his performance. "The
team did a good job getting me the
ball."
Illinois native Juwan Howard led
Michigan in scoring at the half with 10
points, and finished with 21. He tied
Rose for the game-high in rebounds,
See ILLINOIS, Page 4

By BRE JOHNSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
MINNEAPOLIS-The Michigan
men's swimming and diving team was
less dominant in its victory at the Big
Ten Championships compared to last
season's 788-477.50 triumph - but
just slightly.
The Wolverines took the lead after
the second event Thursday night,
amassed 744 points and cruised to a
154.5 point victory over second-place
Minnesota. The Gophers finished sec-
ond for the fifth year in a row.
Leading the way for Michigan was
1994 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year
and Freshman of the Year, Tom Dolan.
Dolan stood atop the winner's stand
three times in individual competition
- the 500-yard freestyle (4:16.85),
400 individual medley (3:46.97) and
the 1,650 free (14:51.79) - and once
more in a relay -the 800 free. All four
swims qualified Dolan for the NCAA
Championships in late March.
In the process, the freshman set the
University Aquatics Center poolrecord
in all three of his individual events and
Big Ten records in both the 500 and
1,650 freestyles.
"The 1,650 felt pretty good," Dolan
said. "Going in, Iwanted to go under 15
minutes, but I didn't really know how

fast I was going to go. It was a great
finish to my meet so I feel really confi-
dent going into NCAAs."
Despite Dolan's accomplishments,
the Big Ten coaches decided to spread
the wealth of the awards and named
Iowa's Rafal Szukala Swimmer of the
Meet. Szukala also had a tremendous
weekend, winning the 100 and 200
butterfly in pool-record times. His 100
time of :47.52 eclipsed a 10-year-old
conference record as well. Szukala was
surprised with his performance and the
award.
"I'm really happy with my best
time in the 100 fly," Szukala said. "The
record was great and very unexpected.
(Swimmer of the Meet) was even more
unexpected."
Dolan was not the only Wolverine
to have outstanding performances. Jun-
ior Gustavo Borges won both the 100
and 200 freestyles with times of :43.32
and 1:35.91, respectively, and placed
second in the 50 free with a time of
:19.95. Krzysztof Cwalina won the
event with a time of :19.75. Borges also
swam on four relays, anchoring three,
including the conference record-set-
tinig 400 free relay.
Sophomore Royce Sharp contin-
ued his dominance of the 200 back-
See M SWIM, Page 6

Jalen Rose tries for two against Minnesota Feb. 19.

No contest: women
tankers grab Big Tens

Aodest champion

By DARREN EVERSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
INDIANAPOLIS - Michigan's
catch phrase for the first day of the Big
Ten women's swimming champion-
ship was "just get through it." If the
Wolverines were to be truly challenged,
the competition would have to make its
Dove on opening night, since the races
Michigan excels at weren't scheduled
until the following evening.
Obviously this team's concept of a
tough day is one they win by 50 points,
since that was the margin. One might
wonder why the rest of the conference
bothered to show up the last two days.

Richardson was speaking of fresh-
men Rachel Gustin, Anne Kampfe and
Melisa Stone. All of them were named
to this year's All-Big Ten team, along
with sophomore Beth Jackson and jun-
iors Hooiveld, Jennifer Almeida and
Humphrey.
Humphrey, a seven-time All-
American, turned in a scintillating per-
formance in the 200-yard backstroke
on the meet's final day. Her time of
1:55.77 bested the old Big Ten record
by nearly half a second - a record that
was already hers. Even still, breaking
the record might have even caught her
by surprise.

By MARC DILLER
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
he adjusts her swim goggles to
her head before stepping onto
the blocks and at this, the
moment of preparation, she puts all
other distractions
behind her. She
stands apart from
everyone for a
few minutes, just :>
reflecting on the '<>
task at hand and K
psyching herself
up.
Standing on
the blocks now.

Humphreys focus leads
'M' women swimmers

This is Alecia's habitual
preparation for any swim race. In her
third season on the Michigan
women's swimming team,
Humphrey has managed to impact
the world of collegiate swimming
like few others
before'her.
While with the
team, Humphrey, a
junior backstroker
and individual
medley swimmer,
has already
amassed many
individual
accolades. She is a

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