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What is the greatest number of
wins in one season for the
Michigan women's basketball
team?
(Answer, page 2)

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AP Men's Basketball Top 25
Bowl Griddes!
Athlete of the Week
Wrestling
Q&A
Bach's Score
Football
Men's Basketball
Hockey
Women's Basketball
Gymnastics

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Blue deviled by Duke once again,69-59

Michigan drops sixth in a row to Blue Devils
By ANTOINE PITTS Mike Krzyzewski said. "We didn't realize hard. If we continue to do that we're going to
Daily Basketball Writer the competitiveness and the talent level of win a lot of games."
i DURHAM, N.C. - In a game of tre- Michigan." Following Baston's dunk, Maurice Tay-
mendous runs, one team came up with one A Maceo Baston dunk put Michigan up, for picked up two quick fouls which sent him
final run and the last laugh. 51-46, with 12:41 to play. However, that to the bench with four personals, leaving the
Ninth-ranked Duke (5-1) used a deci- score would be Michigan's only bucket Wolverines without one of their better post
sive second-half stretch to turn a five-point over the next eight minutes. The Blue Dev- defenders.
deficit into a 10-point lead en route to a 69- ils ran off 15 straight points while the Wol- Duke's Erik Meek took advantage of the
59 victory over No. 23 Michigan (4-3) at verines looked for someone to go to. situation, working inside to score six during
Cameron Indoor Stadium. The loss marks "In the second half, we couldn't get a the stretch Taylor was forced to sit. Meek
the sixth straight time that the Blue Devils ball to go down," Michigan coach Steve also aided the Blue Devils on the defensive
have defeated the Wolverines. Fisher said. "That wears on you after a end, forcing the Wolverines to shoot from the
"It was a heck of a win for us against a while. We're disappointed, frustrated but perimeter where they struggled.
very good basketball team," Duke coach we'll take heart in the fact that we fought "Erik's been playing outstanding basket-
ball," Krzyzewski said. "I think he's in as
good a shape as anyone on our team, and he's
playing great defense."
Duke's outside game came alive during
the run which put Michigan away for good.
Cherokee Parks hit from outside, as did Ricky
Price. Chris Collins drove the lane and flipped
up a left-handed scoop shot to further excite
the Cameron crowd.
The Blue Devils kept working the ball
u iinside and began a parade to the free throw
line. Meanwhile, the Wolverines tossed up
long shots on the other end, choosing not to
force the ball into the paint. Krzyzewski's
game plan translated into a 29-8 free throw
advantage for Duke, which finished the game
by outscoring the Wolverines, 23-8, over the
J h last 12 minutes.
.s "They're a great ball team," Parks said of
the Wolverines. "It's no problem getting up
. 4 to play them. Everyone comes fired up and
.it's always been like that."
3 Equally as dazzling as the Blue Devils'
second half run was the stretch Michigan put
x lforth in the last portion of the first half.
The Wolverines trailed, 28-11, with 9:36
left in the first stanza as Duke looked to blow
K the game open early. However, the Wolver-
ines had other ideas and began to go to work.
Taylor brought down a driving baseline
dunk. Willie Mitchell came off the bench to
s~ : contribute three straight baskets, including a
A 3-pointer, to make it a 28-21 game. Michigan
wasn't finished there.
The Wolverines continued to go inside to
DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily Taylor and get out on the fast break. As
There was merriment and mayhem in Durham as the Blue Devils won their sixth straight
game over the Wolverines. See BEDEVILED, Page f

DOUGLAS KANTER/Daily
Duke's Eric Meek dunks over Michigan's Jerod Ward in the first half of Saturday's game.

Wins pus
By DARREN EVERSON
and TOM SEELEY
Daily Hockey Writers
KALAMAZOO - An early sea-
son injury kept Michigan right wing
Mike Knuble on the sidelines for four
games. Ohio State and Western Michi-
gan wish he was still there.
Knuble scored five goals for the
Wolverines (9-2 CCHA, 12-4 over-
all) over the weekend and helped
Michigan gain a share of the top spot
in the CCHA. Four of Knuble's goals
came in Friday night's 7-2 victory +
over Ohio State (0-8-2, 2-11-2).
Saturday's 4-3 win over Western
Michigan (5-5, 10-6-1) places Michi-
gan atop the conference standings for1
the first time this season. The Wol-
verines are tied for first place with
Bowling Green, one point ahead of+
the third-place Spartans.1

icers into first

Against Western Michigan,
Knuble picked up where he left off
against the Buckeyes. Eight minutes
into the first period, Knuble took a
Kevin Hilton pass and backhanded it
past Bronco goalie Brian Renfrew to
give Michigan a 1-0 advantage.
"Overall, it's just one of those
weekends," Knuble said. "I've been
getting off to good starts lately and I
just tried to keep it going from last
night."
Knuble's fifth goal of the week-
end closed out the senior's explosive
weekend, and from there freshman
Marty Turco took over.
The young goalie had a career-
high 33 saves in the victory and was
the difference as Western Michigan
outshot the Wolverines, 36-21. Previ-
ously, Turco's best performance came
two weeks ago when he stopped 31

Wisconsin shots at the College
Hockey Showcase. The Wolverines
won that game, 7-2.
"We had an opportunity to get
first place, so we were looking for key
performances, from not just our se-
niors, but from the whole team," Turco
said.
Michigan took a 4-1 lead at the
start of the third period when fresh-
man Bill Muckalt fired a shot from
the right face off circle that went past
Renfrew and found a home just inside
the far post.
But a Bronco stampede closed a 4-
1 Wolverine lead to a single goal with
just under 10 minutes to play. West-
ern Michigan's Jeremy Brown netted
his second tally of the night when he
deflected a Shawn Zimmerman shot
from the point past Turco and made
See FIRST PLACE, Page 8

JOE WESTRATE/Daily
Marty Turco makes one of his 33 saves against Western Michigan in the Wolverines' 4-3 win over the Broncos.

Wrestlers drop overtime
thriller to Fighting Illini

Nurture triumphs over nature
Law overcomes troubled past to achieve success

By TIM SMITH
Daily Sports Writer
A coin flip is used for football teams
to decide who will receive and who
will defend.
It may also be used to determine
who will be "it" in 'hide and seek'.
However, it is not usually the
method most desired to decide the out-
ome of a game or athletic event.
But in the No. 11 Michigan (0-1)
wrestling team's 17-16 loss to No. 21
Illinois (1-0) Saturday, the flip essen-
tially became the deciding factor after
two hours of hard-fought wrestling.
Leading 16-14 going into theheavy-
weight match. the Wolverines needed

the match, 2-1, and give the Illini the
victory.
"I was confident (in Airron going
into the match). I've watched him
wrestle all year, and he's done a good
job for us," Michigan coach Dale Bahr
said. "I don't know what his situation
was out there today, he didn't do any-
thing.
"He just stood around. He's got a
lot more offense than that and he can't
wait around until ten minutes have
gone in the match before he tries to
execute a takedown."
Richardson, who was wrestling in
his first dual meet as a Wolverine,
admitted that the imnortance of his

By RACHEL BACHMAN
Daily Football Writer
Ty Law is talking about a
simple transaction, a trade
of money for product, but it is
much more than that. For a star
cornerback on the Michigan
football team, it could have meant
his life.
He is talking about selling drugs.
"I'm not going to lie," he says.
"I did distribute. It was easy to fall
into it, because everybody was
walking around with $200-300 in
their pocket. I had about $5."

of our wits."
Aliquippa, Pa. used to have
bowling alleys on Main Street. It
used to have theaters and soda
fountains and hair salons - nearly
90 businesses downtown. Today it
has 56. Hit hard by the closing of
the town's major employer, LTV
steel conglomerate, the population
dropped from 22,000 to 13,000.
Many of the kids who were left
turned to either drugs or sports.
"A lot of people wouldn't
understand because they're not

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