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vs. Ohio State
Friday, 7 p.m.



Women's basketball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.

Women tankers blow
out; men opt to fly out
Humphrey sets 200-backstroke record
The members of the No. 4 Michi- in 1:54.65 -- six seconds ahead of her
gan women's swimming and diving closest competition - and broke her
team left the 1994 Speedo Cup East mark by over one second.
Invitational with a first place title, a Her time was the third-fastest in the
Big Ten record, a Michigan record history of the event. The two spots
and multiple qualifications for the above her are held by former Olympi-
NCAA championships in March. ans Lea Loveless and Whitney
The Wolverines beat their closest Hedgepeth.
competition by over 300 points. South "I wasn't really surprised,"
Carolina placed second with 629.50. Humphrey said. "I have shoulder
Senior captain Alecia Humphrey problems, so this summer I started a
broke the Big Ten and Michigan new training program and I think that
records for the 200 backstroke that has helped."
she set last year. Humphrey finished - Rebecca Moatz
Men place third after leaving meet early
They wanted to race to the finish turned out we didn't."
line but had to race to the gate instead. As a result, Harvard won the meet
The top-ranked Michigan men's with a score of 832.5, followed by
swim team had to settle for third- Florida with 792. The Wolverines
place at the Harvard Invitational this were next, tallying 783.
weekend, because their early flight However, Michigan led the meet
forced them to leave before competi- after the first day of competition, and
tion was completed. won every event on the second day
The Wolverines decided to exit the before their departure. Overall, the
meet early, missing the crucial relay Wolverines won nine out of the meet's
events, in lieu of staying an extra night. 14 events, and Urbanchek was pleased.
"We didn't want to come home "We only had ten bodies while the
Monday and miss morning classes, so other teams had full crews,"
we decided to come back Sunday Urbanchek said. "Yet, we still had a
night," Michigan coach John pretty good competition and came up
Urbanchek said. "We thought we had with some great swims."
enough cushion to win the meet, but it - Nicholas J. Cotsonika
The Great Lakes Invitational is conducting a challenge in cooperation with
the Daily. Grand Prize: A night for two at the Westin Hotel in Detroit and
two tickets to each day of the GLI at Joe Louis Areha Dec. 29 and 30.
15 First Prizes: Two tickets to each day of the GLI.
To win, drop off your answers at 420 Maynard. This challenge Is cumula-
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have the greatest chances of winning.
Today's question:
What two teams played In the longest game In NCAA hockey history?:

'M' tinkers, toys
with Detroit, 87-76 -
Ward's 9 points ignite first-half run

Daily Basketball Writer
Steve Fisher used his fifth starting
lineup of the season as the Michigan
men's basketball defeated the Detroit
Titans 87-76 in front of a sparse crowd
at Crisler Arena last night.
The initial unit was unsuccessful
as the Wolverines (4-2) allowed the
Titans to get out to an early lead.
Then freshman Jerod Ward came
in, for the first time displaying the
talent that made him the nation's top-
rated high school recruit last year.
The forward scored nine points and
had seven rebounds in only nine min-
utes of first-half play.
"I saw good things from Jerod,"
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"(This was) his best game so far. I think
Jerod benefited the most (this game) on
how he perceives he'll fit in."
The Wolverines were down, 12-7,
5:08 into the game when they went on
a 19-2 run. From that moment on
Michigan never trailed.
Detroit (1-3) was forced into what
seemed like an endless amount of
traveling violations and all-around
poor decisions, committing five turn-
overs in the first four minutes. The
Titans managed only one field goal
and three points in over seven min-
utes of play during the heart of the
Michigan run.
"Defense usually starts good
things for us," guard Bobby Crawford
said. "We forced them to miss a lot of
shots and make mistakes."
Michigan took a 45-29 lead into
the half, holding Detroit to 38.5 per-
cent from the floor and out-rebound-
ing the Titans, 27-11.
The Wolverines lost some of their
intensity in the second half as Detroit
was able to convert on many second-
chance opportunities. The Titans had
eight offensive rebounds in the second
half after being held to four in the first.
"We have to play hard for 40 min-
utes," junior Dugan Fife said. "I don't

think we played as hard in the second
half. Detroit hit some big threes."
Detroit was deadly from 3-point
range, canning 13 on 28 attempts.
Terrence Porter led the Titans with
five 3-pointers.
Michigan's lead was cut to 13, 69-@
56, with 7:30 remaining. Three-point-
ers by Wolverine guards Fife and Jimmy
King were answered by Detroit's
Michael Jackson and Porter.
Porter nailed another three with just
over four minutes remaining to trim the
Michigan lead to nine. But that was as
close as the Titans would come.
The win gives Michigan its first
back-to-back victories of the season,
providing the team with much-needed
confidence heading into Saturday's
game with archrival Duke.

Michigan's Jerod Ward shoots over Alex Renner-Thomas during yesterday's
87-76 victory over Detroit. Ward had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Women cagers face Eastern

Daily Basketball Writer
Two young teams on their way up
collide tonight at Bowen Fieldhouse
in Ypsilanti when the Michigan
women's basketball team plays neigh-
borhood rival Eastern Michigan.
The Eagles and the Wolverines
posted miserable records last season
but have high hopes for this year's
campaign. Both teams are centering
their rebuilding efforts around tal-
ented young players.
Michigan (2-3) is led by sopho-
more guard Amy Johnson, who has
scored 28 points in each of the Wol-
verines' last two games.
Eastern Michigan (2-2) relies on
point guard September Silvers to con-

trol the offense. The 5-foot-5-inch fresh-
man has tallied 11 assists in four games
this season. With the two victories, the
Eagles doubled last year's win total.
The Wolverines have also recov-
ered from a catastrophic '93-94 season.
Already, Michigan is one win away
from matching last year's victory total.
Despite early season success, coach
Trish Roberts expressed concern about
the ability of her eight freshmen to
endure their fourth game in nine days.
"They're not used to playing this
often," Roberts said. "It's physically
(and emotionally) exhausting."
In last year's contest, the Eagles
drove up to Crisler Arena and were
ambushed by an understaffed Michi-
gan squad, 76-62.

Pickett 29 4-9 3-4 2-6 4 4 13
LeGardy 24 2-5 4-6 3-3 1 0 8
Renner-Thom14 0-2 0-0 1-3 0 2 0
Alexander 26 3-7 0-0 0-2 1 4 6
Jackson 38 2-7 3.5 0381 9
Robinson 28 5-8 0-0 2-3 3 2 13
Jenkins 8 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2
Domke 8 1=5 1-2 0-0 0 3 4
Porter 13 5-8 0-0 0-2 0 1 15
Turner 12 3-3 0-1 2-4 0 4 6
Totals 200 26-58 11- 2231 1723 76
FG%: .448. FT% .611. Three-point goals: 13-
28.464 (Porter 5-7, Robinson 3-3, Jackson 2-5,
Pickett 2-6, Domke 1-5, Alexander 0-1, Jenkins 0-
1). Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 19 (Jackson 5,
Alexander 4, Pickett 2, LeGardy 2, Robinson 2,
Renner-Thomas, Jenkins, Domke). Steals: 3
(Alexander, Jackson, Domke). Technical Fouls:
Jackson 30 5-9 1011 1-7 6 1 20.
Mitchell 18 4-10 0-0 4-5 1 0 8
Ndiaye 15 1-2 1-3 1-4 1 3 3
Fife 24 1-3 0-0 0-2 2 5 31
King 34 5-12 3-4 1-5 2 2 is
Taylor 16 3-6 4-5 1-3 0 3 101
Ward 24 6-12 0-0 5 48 2 2 13
Crawford 19 1-1 0-0 0-1 2 2 3
Baston 13 4-4 3.8 2-2 0 4 11
Conlan 5 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1
Morton 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Fields 1 0-0 0-0 0.1 0 0 0
Totals 200 30.58 22-33 18-43 1622 87
FG%: .508. FT%: 667. Three-point goals: 5-11,
455 (King 2-3, Ward 1-1, Crawford 1-1. Fife 1-3,
Mitchell 0-1, Jackson 0-2). Blocks: 4 (Mitchell,
Ndiaye, Taylor, Conlan). Turnovers: 17 (Ndiaye 5,
Jackson 4, Fife 2, Ward 2. Mitchell, Taylor,
Crawford, Baston). Steals: 3 (Jackson, King,
Baston). Technical Fouls: none
Visitors........ 29 47 - 76
Home........45 42 - 87
At: Crisler; A: 13,247




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