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Men's Basketball
vs. Penn State
Tomorrow, 8 p.m.
Crisler Arena

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Women's Basketball
vs. Indiana
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

Four 'M' players earn CCHA honors
Botterill, Morrison, Schock and Sloan named to All-Rookie Team

By ANTOINE PITTS
DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
Now that the CCHA regular sea-
son has ended, the time to reward
those individuals who excelled dur-
ing the year has come.
The first awards, announced Mon-
day, include four members of the
Michigan hockey team. Two Wolver-
ine forwards and two defensemen
earned spots on the CCHA All-Rookie
Team.
Forwards Jason Botterill and
Brendan Morrison, along with
defensemen Harold Schock and Blake
Sloan, were voted to the team by head
coaches from around the league. The
CCHA Rookie of the Year will be
announced March 17.
"I think it's deserving for all four
of them," senior captain Brian
Wiseman said. "It's a tribute to the
coaching staff for going out and get-
ting the players."
Ferris State defenseman Andy
Roach as well as forward Curtis Fry
and goalie Bob Petrie - both from
Bowling Green - were also named
to the team.
Botterill scored 19 goals and added
18 assists for the Wolverines. His 32
points in league games topped all
CCHA freshmen. Botterill skated on
Michigan's first line with seniors
David Oliver and Wiseman for most
of the season.

Schock
Among highlights for the sea-
son, Botterill recorded a hat trick in
his third game as a Wolverine and
notched two game-winning goals.
He also represented Canada at the
World Junior Championships in
December.
Morrison, who missed the last
three games of the s-ason due to a
shoulder injury, tallied 18 goals and
21 assists to finish fourth on the team
with 39 points. Morrison scored 10 of
his goals on the power play.

"Coming into the season, we didn't
know what to expect of the league,"
Morrison said. "We got off to a great
start and that helped a lot."
Schock and Sloan stepped into a
Michigan defensive unit that had lost
David Harlock, Chris Tamer, Pat
Neaton and Aaron Ward. The two
rookie defensemen made their pres-
ence felt right away with the Wolver-
ines.
"There was some pressure,"
Schock said. "That's one of the things
I liked about Michigan. I liked that I
could come in right away and get
some playing time."
Schock appeared in all 36 games
and had the league's top plus/minus
rating for blueliners at +24. He led all
Wolverine defensemen with 14 points.
"I was surprised but happy at the
same time," Schock said of the
award.
Sloan received more votes than
any other rookie defenseman. He
notched two goals and three assists
while starting most of the season with
sophomore Steven Halko on
Michigan's top defensive line.
Sloan also played in the World
Juniors, representing the United
States.
"I think Blake and Harold have
played well," Halko said. "They had
big shoes to fill and they came in and
did the job."

The last Wolverines to make the
All-Rookie team were Oliver,
Wiseman and Ward following the
1990-91 season.
"We lost a lot of guys from last
year, so they had some pressure on
them," Wiseman said. "They came
into Michigan with a higher skill level
than most freshmen players at other
schools."
Other accomplishments for the
Wolverines in their first league cham-
pionship season since 1991-92 in-
clude having the CCHA scoring cham-
pion in Oliver, and topping the
league's special teams on both ends
of the ice.
Oliver took the scoring title with
52 points --two better than Michigan
State's Steve Guolla and league-lead-
ing assist man Wiseman (38).
The Michigan power-play unit led
the league, converting on 57 of 191
attempts (30 percent).
The Wolverine penalty killers held
opponents to 29 goals on 187 power-
play opportunities for a league-best
85 percent.
The All-CCHA and All-Academic
teams will be announced next Mon-
day.
Awards for Player, Coach and
Rookie of the Year, as well as awards
for defensemen, will be announced at
next Thursday's CCHA Awards Ban-
quet.
AP BASKETBALL POLL
Here are the Top 25 college
basketball teams. First-place
votes are in parentheses.

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THE SPORTING VIEWS:
Talk on trash talk is getting tedious

JONATHAN LURIE/Daily
Michigan forward Brendan Morrison puts a lick on a Miami Redskin earlier
this season. Morrison was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK:
Wolverines halfway
here over the weekend

4

By BRENT McINTOSH
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Recycling trash is a popular cause at this fine institution;
the media, though, is taking the process a bit too seriously.
I'm not talking about trash in its physical form. What
I'm complaining about is the trash that the Michigan
men's basketball team is relentlessly accused of talking.
The local media can't get enough of it. The national media
can't get enough of it. Frankly, I've had enough of the
media's obsession.
Take the Wolverines' Sunday loss to Purdue as an
example. The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News and
(sigh...) the Daily all spent at least a paragraph relating
the Wolverines' alleged verbal barrage. The Ann Arbor
News ran a whole article on it.

Here's my point: it's just not newsworthy anymore.
There were no technical fouls called for the talk. It didn't
show up in the box score. And it wasn't one-sided.
It was obvious from the stands - from row 35, no less
- that each squad performed its share of on-court diplo-
macy. The only team that draws the complaints, though,
wears Maize and Blue.
Perhaps Juwan Howard said it best when he told
Channel 7, "Here you all go with that trash-talking.
You're just trying to start a controversy. There wasn't any
trash-talking out there."
Sure there was, Juwan, but it was nothing outside the
bounds of today's acceptable basketball behavior. Trash
talk happens - it's not an issue anymore. The media
needs to quit trying to make news where there is none.

School
1. Arkansas (61)
2. Connecticut (1)
3. Missouri (1)
4. N. Carolina (2)
5. Duke
6. Purdue
7. Arizona
8. Michigan
9. Mass.
10. Kentucky
11. Kansas
12. Temple
13. Syracuse
14. Louisville
15. UCLA
16. California
17. Florida
18. Indiana
19. Marquette
20. Minnesota
21. Saint Louis
22. Ala.-Birm.
23. Oklahoma St.
24. Penn
25. Texas

Rec. Pts.
24-2 1,619
26-3 1,507
24-2 1,485
24-6 1,413
22-4 1,337
25-4 1,294
25-4 1,276
20-6 1,141
25-6 1,027
23-6 971
24-6 894
21-6 879
21-5 859
24-5 855-
20-5 731
21-6 654
23-6 546
18-7 409
22-7 398
20-10 392
22-4 339
22-6 322
21-8 252
23-2 159
22-7 97

by J.L. ROSTAM-ABADI
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
EVANSTON - Nearly one and a
half months have passed since the
Michigan women's basketball team
led at halftime. Last weekend, the
Wolverines achieved this feat not
once, but twice. At Huff Hall, the
Maize and Blue led the Fighting Illini,
32-28 at the half. Two days later,
Michigan left the Wildcats behind,
finishing the first half ahead, 38-35.
But that's where the good news ended.
POST PREDICAMENT: With only
three post people on the team, prob-
lems develop when any of them get
into foul trouble. Such was the sce-
nario this past weekend. Center Jen-
nifer Brzezinski collected her fourth
foul before the midway point of the
second half in both games.
"In the last few games,
(Brzezinski) has really turned up her

game a notch," Michigan coach Trish
Roberts said. "When she went out
with her fourth foul, that was when
there was a change in the game."
DYNAMIC DUO : Freshman point
guard Jennifer Kiefer and fellow fresh-
man guard Amy Johnson are
Michigan'svery own Barney and Fred.
"(Johnson and Kiefer) are excel-
lent young players," Northwestern
coach Don Perrelli said. "I felt that
they basically controlled the game."
HoME SWEET HOME?: Well, not ex-
actly. The two Illinois natives, Johnson
and Kiefer, were the first to admit things
didn't go the way they hoped.
"It was hard," Johnson said tear-(
fully. "I knew there were going to be
a lot of people there. And I just wanted
to win these two games that we played
here so bad. Kiefer too, she wanted to
win these two games, and it just didn't
happen."

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