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Blue tries to bounce back against Hoosiers
Wolverines face Indiana, nation's longest home winning streak
By RYAN WHITE
Daily Basketball Writer
The Michigan basketball team has,
quite simply, a very tough task in
front of it tonight when it faces Indi-
Not only must the Wolverines put
their 73-71 loss to Michigan State
Sunday behind them, but they must
try to end the Hoosiers' 50-game home
Michigan (4-2 Big Ten, 10-7 over-
all) will attempt to do both when it
tips off against
Indiana (3-2, 11-
, .' 6) at 7:30 p.m . in
. Assembly Hall.
The game will be
..: v: F ish e r sa id h e
streak to his
make a great to-
do about the 50-
plus victories in a row," he said. "We
used to go down saying how hard it
was to win in Indiana, and sometimes
you can psych yourself out if you're
In fact, the Wolverines have won
only three games at Assembly Hall.
They've lost lost 20.
"You have to go in there and play
terrifically good basketball if you want
to have a chance to win," Fisher said.
Aside from having to make his
team believe it can win in
Bloomington, Fisher also must try to
curb any ill effects from the two-point
loss to the Spartans.
"I'm really pleased with how hard
we've played lately," Fisher said. "We
just need to make sure that we don't
take a step back as a result of the
tough loss to Michigan State."
The game against the Spartans hurt
the Wolverines physically as well.
'I'm really pleased with
how hard we've played
lately. We just need to
make sure that we
don't take a step back
as a result of the tough
loss to Michigan
- Steve Fisher
Jerod Ward, Maurice Taylor and
Makhtar Ndiaye all left the contest
Ward's condition is the most seri-
ous. The freshman won't make the
trip to Indiana and had an MRI test
done on his knee yesterday. The re-
sults of the test won't be available
until later today.
Taylor returned to the game, while
Ndiaye did not, but both will be okay
to play. Fisher admitted that going
into Indiana on only one day's rest
when the Hoosiers have had nearly a
week to prepare, is not an ideal situ-
ation, especially with Indiana com-
ing off a 71-69 win over Penn State at
home last Wednesday.
"For us to put in a game plan that
is point specific is going to be impos-
sible to do," he said. "You have to be
prepared to go in and play hard, play
smart and hope you can survive."
Senior forward Alan Henderson
leads a Hoosier team that began the
season 2-4, but has since mounted a
9-2 record. He is averaging 24.1 points
per game and 8.9 rebounds.
Junior forward Brian Evans also
is scoring in double figures for Indi-
ana, knocking down 18.1 a game.
"Henderson is a four-year starter
and certainly one of the premier for-
wards in the country," Fisher said.
"He has always played well against
us and last year cleaned up the boards
at their place.
"Brian Evans has also created big
problems for us every time we've
Michigan seniors Ray Jackson and
Jimmy King are both putting up nearly
identical scoring numbers for the
King is leading the team in scor-
ing, averaging 15.8 points per game,
and Jackson is right behind him with
a 15.7 average.
"Ray is playing with immense
confidence," Fisher said. "His last
five games have been about as good
as anyone could expect from any
player. He's playing within himself,
playing tremendoulsy hard, with poise
The Wolverines dropped out of
the Big Ten's top spot with Sunday's
loss to the Spartans, but a win tonight
would put Michigan back on the right.
"I feel that Michigan State and
Indiana are probably the two best
teams (in the conference)," Fisher
said. "If we can go in and knock off
Indiana it would be a tremedous
road victory for us - for anyone
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Freshman Maurice Taylor and the Michigan men's basketball team are
looking to bounce back from Sunday's 73-71 loss to Michigan State when
they take on Indiana tonight in Bloomington.
Madden's natural trick
*helps extend Blue streak
By DARREN EVERSON
and BARRY SOLLENBERGER
Daily Hockey Writers
In many ways, hockey isn't played the same way it used to be. Players wear
helmets now, in addition to more padding. What it takes to get a hat trick has
While Michigan's John Madden can't do much about the equipment he has
to wear, he did manage to do something the old-fashioned way Saturday
against Notre Dame. The sophomore forward had a hat trick against the
* Fighting Irish, helping the Wolverines to a 9-3 victory.
As if that feat weren't impressive enough, Madden tallied all three of his
scores in just one period of play - a natural hat trick, the way it used to be
"The reason he plays well so often is because he works hard," Michigan
coach Red Berenson said. "He works hard every night out, and if you work like
he does, you're going to get results."
A SURE THING: With Saturday's dismantling of Notre Dame, the Wolver-
ines ran their streak of consecutive wins over the Irish to 13. Michigan hasn't
lost to Notre Dame since the Irish returned to Division I hockey in 1992. The
Wolverines outscored Notre Dame, 101-26, in those 13 wins and they now
lead the all-time series, 39-33-3.
"I'm getting kinda tired of talking about it, really," Notre Dame coach Ric
Schafer said. "We played exceptionally well, and we set the stage for a major
"I think there's a certain fatigue factor. These guys skate so fast. We don't
skate that fast. You've got to exert yourself fully just to keep up."
Michigan has also enjoyed continued success against Bowling Green.
Friday's 4-3 win extended Michigan's unbeaten streak against the Falcons to
10 games, dating back to February of 1992.
ALMOST A SURE THING: With Mike Knuble in the lineup, Michigan is just
this side of unbeatable. When the senior right wing is in action, the Wolverines
are 16-1 this season. Without him, they are a meager 2-3.
Michigan's only loss with Knuble was a 4-3 setback to Minnesota at the
College Hockey Showcase in the Golden Gophers home arena, the St. Paul
Civic Center. Michigan led the contest, 3-1, entering the final period. Knuble
notched a goal in that game.
CALLING GUINESS: The Notre Dame-Michigan game held at the Palace
Saturday drew a new NCAA record crowd of 20,889. The turnout was the
highest in any single regular season game, breaking the mark set in last
January's game between the Fighting Irish and Wolverines. That game, also
at the Palace, drew 20,427.
Even though the stands were not completely full, security at the Palace
turned away approximately 200 cars at the parking lot entrances and nearly
1,000 fans, according to local news reports. Although tickets to the contest
were sold at $7, the large showing was probably because fans could be
admitted for only $3 with a stub from the afternoon game between the Vipers
and Cincinnati. Also, Palace officials had distributed free tickets earlier in the
week when the Pistons game was postponed due to condensation.
1. Massachusetts (25)
2. Connecticut (8)
3. North Carolina (1)
11. Michigan State
12. Iowa State
14. Arizona St.
15. Wake Forest
20. New Mexico State
21. Georgia Tech
How they fared
beat Temple, 59-58
beat Seton hall, 86-81
beat Virginia Tech, 87-76
beat No. 13 Ariz. St., 85-72
beat Vanderbilt, 81-68
beat Providence, 60-59
beat Colorado, 91-77
beat S. Carolina, 88-73
beat N. Carolina St., 84-67
beat USC, 93-74
beat Kansas State, 79-73
lost to Villanova, 66-60
lost to No. 4 UCLA, 85-72
beat No. 24 Clemson, 69-60
lost to Okla. St., 85-70
beat No. 18 Ga. Tech, 88-85
beat DePaul, 92-82
did not play
lost to Nevada, 74-67
lost to No. 19 Virginia, 88-85
beat Wshington, 92-83
beat Tennessee, 62-47
beat No. 10 G'town, 66-60
The Blue icers beat Notre Dame 9-3 Saturday at the Palace of Auburn Hills
and hope to continue their winning streak.
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