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Women's Volleyball
vs. Indiana
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Bloomington

S

Hockey
vs. Miami (Uhio)
Tomorrow, 7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

The Michigan Daily hursdayovember 17,1994 Pae 13

Cagers snack on Polish nation s
Top rookies make Blue debut, King leads scoring in 94-80 rout

By RYAN WHITE
Daily Basketball Writ
The Michigan men'st
team's highly touted fresh
isn't going to need a second
make a good first impressio
The five freshmen-
Conlan, Maceo Baston, Willi
Maurice Taylor and Jerod
accounted for more than h
Wolverines' offense in Mich
son opening, 94-80, exhibitio
the Polish National Team.
0 "I think we played real w
as a group," said Mitchell, w
nine points. "When coachI
cruited us he told us that wx
:F going to play, and we did."
In fact, Fisher used l
a W.kG3 &game at Crisler Arena to tak
'We're going to b
13 good team. Right
a we're just asking
r ourselves, "How
team are we goirn
be?"'
- Steve1
JONATHAN Michigan bas
Jerod Ward dunks home two of his 16 points last night.

E the players that make up the nation's
er top recruiting class. He substituted
basketball freely throughout the night and had up
man class to four of the five freshmen in the game
1 chance to at the same time.
)n. Fisher has said that he wants to
- Travis avoid comparisons between this group
eMitchell, and 1991's Fab Five; so did he pur-
Ward -- posely keep at least one freshman on
half of the the bench at all times?
igan'ssea- "It was not a conscience decision
n win over on my part," Fisher said. "But it prob-
ably was on (assistant coach Brian)
ell tonight Dutcher's (part) - who kept telling
vho scored me 'Put him in, take him out."'
Fisher re- Jerod Ward, last season's Naismith
ve were all Award winner as the nation's top high
school player, was the first of the new-
ast night's comers to get on the board. He took an
te a look at inbounds pass from Ray Jackson and
slammed home the first points of his
* a Michigan career. Ward led all the fresh-
now men with 16 points.
Taylor finished with 14 points,
Mitchell with nine, Baston knocked
good a down eight and Conlan had two.
Fisher was cautiously pleased about
Ig to the performance of his recruits, and his
team in general.
"There were sparks from all of our
Fisher new kids," Fisher said. "I think that
ketball maybe we got a little bit lazy thinking
that 'Maybe if I can get out there, I can
coach get the dunk."'

Fisher also noted the team's early
defensive intensity.
"We probably took as many charges
in the first half tonight as we did in the
first half of last season," he said.
For all the hoopla surrounding
Fisher's latest No. 1 recruiting class,
the Wolverines were led by a familiar
face.
Senior Jimmy King was the top
scorer in the game with 22 points in-
cluding three three-pointers.
Poland was led by 6-foot-7 guard
Adam Wojcik who made all three of
the three-point shots that he took and
finished with 19 points.
Poland spent last week on the east
coast losing games to Maryland, Vir-
ginia, North Carolina State and Duke,
and King said that they looked tired out
on the court.
Fisher wasn't happy with what he
called a lack of intensity at times, but
admitted that it was atough game to get
up for.,
"I looked up and I couldn't tell who
eight was and who nine was on the
other team," he said.
Poland did manage to keep the game
close for a while. With 8:56 left in the
first half the Wolverines were only up
by a point, 27-26. Michigan then went
on a 12-2 run that putitahead by double
digits for good.

The night. howe er, belonged to
the Wolverines iate't gr up of five.
"I think we playe ;petty wcl and I
think we liveduptothe Cocaledhype,"
Taylor said.
Up next for the Wolveryes is a trip
to Hawaii for the Maui Classic and a
first-round game against Tulane.
"We're going to be 3 good team,"
Fisher said. "Right now we're just ask-
ing ourselves, 'How good a team are
we going to be'?'

BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
By ANTOINE PITTS
Daily Basketball Writer
Before the regular season has even begun, the Michigan men's basketball
team has been hit with a pair of injuries. Two players are now out indefinitely,
but Michigan coach Steve Fisher need not worry about it depleting his bench.
Sophomore guard Bobby Crawford and forward Olivier Saint-Jean will
both be out of action for at least the next month, but there are plenty of able bodies
to take their places in the rotation in the meantime.
The Wolverines found out Tuesday that Crawford will need four to six weeks
I1o recuperate from a torn medial collatoral ligament in his right knee that he
suffered in practice last week,
Saint-Jean is still recovering from off-season knee surgery and there is a
question whether or not he will play at all this season. More will be known on
his condition the first week of December.
Unlike last season when the Wolverines had just seven scholarship players
at the beginning of the year, Fisher has more than enough players already on
the bench.
Nine Wolverines saw action against the Polish National Team and Fisher
hopes to use as many players or more as the season moves on.
"We probably plan to play all the guys you saw tonight plus Bobby and
4!livier when they come back," Fisher said. "We've got lots of bodies that we
want to utilize.
"I'm not used to going with 10 players. I'll try to play everyone fewer minutes
and get more people in there."
With Crawford out, freshman guard Travis Conlan will be asked to come in
to back up Dugan Fife at the point guard slot.
"Stuff happens and people need to step up," Conlan said. "This is my chance."
ON FOREIGN SOIL: With last night's victory over Poland, the Wolverines
kept their perfect record against teams from different countries intact. Michi-
gan has also defeated national teams from Australia, Cuba, Russia, Croatia
*ind the Ukraine in exhibitions.
The only exhibition loss on the Wolverines' record came two seasons ago at
the hands of Athletes in Action. After Michigan returns from Hawaii, it plays one
more exhibition Nov. 28 against High Five America.
How MUCH LONGER CAN THEY Go?: The first game of the season gave
Michigan's freshmen their first time to strut their stuff in front of the Crisler
Arena fans. It also gave them a chance to get used to the long, baggy uniforms
that have come to symbolize Michigan and the rest of college basketball for
the past few seasons.
Jerod Ward remarked at last month's media day that he felt the long
horts might get in the way of his knees and bother him. Several of the
WVolverines looked like they had enough material in their uniforms to
clothe a whole family.
"I didn't order them, but they're all right as long as we win," Conlan said. "The
shorts are really baggy and the shirts come out of them a lot."

'M' hit with injuries
before season starts

POLISH NATIONAL TEAM (80) MICHIGAN (94)

Tomczyk
Jankowski
Tomaszewski
Kondraciuk
Grezechowiak
Wojcik
Bzczesdniak
Olszewski
Wierzgacz
Blumczynski
Kosciuk
Totals

M-A
1-5
6-8
7-9
2-9
1-2
6-10
00
4-9
4-2
0-1
1-2

FT
M-A
1-2
4-4
2-2
0-2
3-4
4-5
0-0
2-2
0-2
2-2
0-0

REB
O-T
0-3
1-6
3-6
0-0
0-2
0-2
0-0
0-1
1-2
1-3
a-0

A FPTS
1 5 16
0 1 16
1 3 4
4 0 4
4 5 19
2 0 0
2 4 11
1 0 0
1 0 2
2 2 2
192S 80

Jackson
Ward
Ndiaye
King
Mitchell
Fife
Taylor
Baston
Conlan
Totals

FG
M-A
4-11
7-12
2-7
8-17
4-7
1-3
712
3-5
1-2

FT
M-A
1-2
5-6
3-8
-2
0-0
22
0-0

REB
O-T
0-2
3-7
3-6
2-6
2-2
1-3
0-3
36
0-2

A
5
3
2
2
1
3
0
1

F PTS
2 11
1 16
4 9
3 22
3 9
4 3
2 14
2 8
0 2

37-76 15-24 19-41 1721 94

28-5713-25 9-33

FG%: .491. F% .720. Three-point goals: 6-
11, .545 (Tomczyk 1-2, Jankowski 0-1,
Kondraciuk 0-1, Grezechowiak 1-2, Wojcik 3-3,
Olszewski 1-2). Blocks: 2(Jankowski 1, Wojcik
1). Turnovers: 26 (Tomczyk 4, Jankowski 4,
Kondraciuk 2, Grezechowiak 8, Bzczesniak 1,
Olszewski 1, Wierzgacz 3, Blumczymski 2,
Kosciuk 1). Steals: 3 (Kondraciuk 1,
Grezechowiak 1, Wojcik 1). Technical Fouls:
none.

FG%: .487. FT%: .625. Three-point goals: 5-
14,_357 (Jackson 0-3, Ward 1-3, King 3-5,
Mitchell 0-1, Fife 1-2). Blocks: 6 (Niaye 3,
Mitchell 1, Taylor 1, Baston 1). Turnovers: 17
(Ward 3, King 5,Mitchell 3, Fie 2, Taylor 3,
Baston 1). Steals: 5 (Jackson 2, Ward 1, King
1, Fife 1). Technical Fouls: none.
Polish National Team.. 35 45 -80
Michigan .........48 46 - 94
At: Crisler Arena A: 13,222

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Maurice Taylor tries for two in his first action in Michigan's baggy shorts.

Berenson
jands three
more top
recrits
From staff reports
Michigan hockey head coach Red
erenson has announced the signing of
hree recruits, all of whom are Ameri-
:an players who attend northeastern
private schools.
Defenseman Andrew "Bubba"
3erenzweig of Loomis Chaffee Acad-
emy in Windsor, Conn., is joined by
eft wing Greg Crozier of Lawrence

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