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Men's Tennis
vs. Cincinnati
Saturday,1 p.m.
Liberty Sports Complex


at Bowling Green
Friday, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green

Badgers snap Wolverines' nine-game win streak, 71-58

*Cheeseheads prove
'M' fans need overhaul
MADISON - How does that line go? "My love is like a red, red rose"? 6
Wisconsin fans may lack a Rose of their own on the basketball court, but
the stands were as red as the overworked flower of the same name last night at f <
*Wisconsin Fieldhouse.
So bedecked in their colors were the fans, so sincere were their chants that
the whole scene smacked of a pep rally in a high school gym. f
At one point during the night, the student section - f 3'
every last Badger booster-joined hands and
serenaded their fake-furred mascot with the school's
alma mater, "Varsity."
(Guess what, faithful readers: Michigan has an alma ,
mater, too, and it's not that series of vertical slugs and
"hails" 4nterrupted by singing.)
By Wisconsin students' volume and vigor, you'd .
RACHEL think they were cheering for the Big Ten leading
BACHMAN Wolverines, rather than their own players, who had lost
Bach's Score their last four games in a row. Before tipoff, they yelled
wildly, as if the surgeon general had just revealed swiss
cheese as the miracle cure for cancer.
Even the alumni did their part. When they suspected
Juwan Howard had traveled, three dozen pot-bellied, balding men in
expensive sweaters stood and twirled their hands in disgust. It looked liked a
landlocked synchronized swimming routine, but at least the guys were
* Is there a Michigan law barring those over 25 from standing up?
Obviously, the cheeseheads are doing something right. -
Inspired by our neighbors to the West, the following are a few suggestions
for making Crisler Arena more home-team friendly: r
1. Remove all seat cushions from Arena seats.
Let's face it, folks. Crisler's accommodations are more comfortable than a
nap afterThanksgiving dinner.
What Wolverine fans need is good old-fashioned discomfort. With
Wisconsin-like wooden bleachers, there would be much more motivation to
stand. Instead of this kind of scene:
"Pass the pillow I took from that Northwest flight, will ya?"
"Shhhhh! I'm trying to sleep."
We could enjoy this one:
Go Blue! Hey, you- what are you doing? You know, they don't sit ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/Daily
down at Wisconsin..."
Michigan forward Olivier Saint Jean corrals a rebound in last night's 71-58
See BACHMAN, Page 8 loss tq Wisconsin.
CM'lee loo to reviVe fiat power play

Wisconsin beats Blue
with superior defense

MADISON - Wisconsin coach
Stu Jackson said before last night's
game between his Badgers and No. 3
Michigan that the Wolverines had a
penchant for keeping themselves in
basketball games when they weren't
playing well.
That trait has allowed them to pull
out more than a handful of close con-
tests so far this season. But this time
around, Michigan (12-3 BigTen, 20-5
overall) couldn't keep it close enough,
long enough, as Wisconsin (7-8, 16-8)
ended its four-game losing skid with a
71-58 victory at the Wisconsin Field
"Wisconsin did to us what we have
been doing to otherpeople," Michigan
coach Steve Fisher. "They played out-
standing individual and team defense.
We never got into a flow."
After an Andy Kilbride three-
pointer put the Badgers up,51-47, with
8:05 to play, Jalen Rose responded -
as he is apt to do - with a three-point
play on the other end to cut the lead to
Rose's effort brought the Wolver-
ines closer than they had been since
Wisconsin led, 5-4, early in the game,
and it appeared as if Michigan was on
the brink of pulling out yet another
tight affair.
But that would not be the case this
time around.
"I thought Jalen was going to get on
a run and lift up everybody," Fisher
said. "We still had achance, but when
(Wisconsin) had to have a stop, or a
basket, they got it. We made arun toget
it to 51-50 and they weren't going to let
us win."
Indeed, theBadgerscameoutofan
official timeout and reeled off six un-
answered points - capped off by a
Grant Johnson putback - to extend
the lead back to seven with just over
five minutes to go.
Michigan would narrow the lead
back to two again after a Dugan Fife
triple, and a steal by Fife that led to a
pair of free throws from Rose at the
4:40 mark, but the Badgers answered
them as they did all game long.
A mini 4-0 run extended their lead
to six, but after a Howard free throw,

the Wolverines were still within strik-
ing distance.
That is until Brian Kelley, who
made his presence felt on the defensive
end all night, put back a Finley miss
and was fouled by Rose.
Rose exited with his fifth personal
and just 15 points, and Kelley's ensu-
ing free throw gave his Badgers an
eight-point cushion, 64-56, with 2:47
to play.
"Kelley's offensive rebound was a
monster, monster play," Jackson said.
After that, Michigan - despite a
fullcourt press, and achange to aquicker
lineup -could not climb back.
From then on, the Wisconsin de-
fense held the Wolverines toj ust three
points, while the Badgers scored 14 of
theirown tothedelightof some 11,000
Wisconsin fans in attendance.
"To hold off the No. 3 team in the
nation after a number of surges is a
heck of an effort," Jackson said. "We
did it defensively; we didn't zone, or
triangle-and-two or any of that kind of
Jackson 34 5-12 1-2 4-6 2 2 11
King 33 4-13 0-1 1-2 1 1 8
Howard 38 5-14 5-9 2-6 1 3 15
Rose 31 5-12 4-4 0-2 3 5 15
Fife 35 3-7 0-0 3-5 0 3 9
Saint-Jean 15 0-1 0-0 1-4 2 3 0
Ndiaye 8 0.1 0-0 0-2 0 3 0
Derricks 5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 1 0
Crawford 1 0-1 0-0 0-001 0
Totals 200 22-61 10-16 14-31 922 58
FG%: .361. FT%: .625. Three-point goals: 4-20,
.200 (Fife 3-7, Rose 1-5, King 0-5, Jackson 0.2,
Saint-Jean 0-1). Blocks: 2 (Howard, Saint-Jean).
Turnovers: 16 (Jackson 3, King 3, Howard 3,
Rose 2. Fife 2, Ndiaye, Derricks). Steals: 16
(Howard 5, King 3, Jackson 2, Rose 2, Fife 2,
Saint-Jean 2). Technical Fouls: none.
Kelley 23 4-7 1-1 48 0 2 9
Finley 39 5-11 8-11 0-6 1 1 20
Griffith 35 . 5-7 1-3 1-12 1 1 11
Webster 33 4-6 2-6 0-1 5 3 11
Kilbride 15 3-4 2-2 0-0 1 5 11
Petersen 17 2-5 0-1 1-2 0 1 4
Roberts 25 1-5 0-0 0-2.3 1 2
Johnson 5 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 1 2
Hoskins 7 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 1
McDuffie 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 1 0
Totals 200 2546 15-26 10.39 1116 71
FG%: .543. FT%: .577. Three-poat goals: 6.14,
.429 (Kilbride 3-4, Finley 2-6, Webster 1-1,
Roberts 0.3). Blocks: 6 (Griffith 4, Roberts,
Johnson). Turnovers: 20 (Griffith 5, Roberts 5,
Finley 4, Webster 2, Kelley, Kilbride, Petersen,
McDuffie). Steals: 5 (Webster 2, Roberts 2,
Griffith). Technical Fouls: none.
Michigan......... 26 32 - 58
Wisconsin........ 31 40 - 71
At: UW Field House; A: 11,500

There is no good time to slump,
but some times are better than others.
The Michigan hockey team, which
has lost three straight games, picked a
good time for its first slump of the
Two weeks ago, the Wolverines
Oclinched the Central Collegiate
Hockey Association's regular-season
title. Since then, Michigan has been
looking forward to the end of the
regular season.
"We were playing the last six
games for pride's sake, really,"junior
forward Mike Knuble said. "We might
have taken them a little lightly."
But the Wolverines realize that
their days of giving less than a com-
Oplete effort are over.
Michigan, who visits Bowling
Green Friday and plays Ferris State at
Yost Ice Arena Saturday, is entering

its final weekend of the regular sea-
son. The Wolverines will host aCCHA
first-round series next week, prob-
ably against either Kent or Ohio State.
"It's necessary for us to win this
weekend," Knuble said. "We wouldn't
want to go in on a down note."
One of the areas Michigan needs
to improve upon is its power play,
which was dominant in December
and January but has been merely
mortal lately. The Wolverines feel
that other teams have too much knowl-
edge of what Michigan will do on the
power play.
"Earlier in the season we were
basically winning games with our
power play," senior forward David
Oliver said. "But as the season goes
along you have other people watch-
ingyourgames. We havepeople(from
other teams) who come to Yost just to
watch our power play. People watch
us on television, they see the power

play over and over, and when you do
that, you can come up with a good
defense for us."
As a result, Michigan is making
some changes with a man-advantage.
"We've tried some new things in
practice," Knuble said. "We're mov-
ing people around and doing some
other things. Teams are trying to stop,
(center Brian) Wiseman and we want
to give him some more time with the
Coach Red Berenson, while dis-
appointed with his team's play as of
late, said he is not frustrated.
"We couldn't seem to get goals in
the games when we needed them,"
Berenson said. "But we haven't played
poorly in the games we have lost. On

the other hand, there are things we
could do better. We're giving up too
many goals."
Berenson also expressed frustra-
tion with the officiating. The coach
wrote a letter to the CCHA, and the
league responded.
"The CCHA likes our input,"
Berenson said. "I am not trying to
cause a problem with the league, but
we have had the same official for four
straight games. There is an unwritten
rule in our league that we don't have
the same official for two straight
games. That isn't fair to us or to him."
Michigan's attempt to end its los-
ing streak will be done without fresh-
man center Brendan Morrison, who is
out with a shoulder injury.

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