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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 6, 1995 - 11

,Women cagers to battle
Spartans, Wildcats

By RAVI GOPAL
Daily Basketball Writer
This weekend, the Michigan
women's basketball team will face
two teams that are direct opposites of
each other in terms of experience.
Wichigan State and Northwestern
will play the Wolverines today and
Sunday, respectively.
The Wolverines' (0-2 Big Ten,
5-7 overall) opponent tonight, the
Spartans (0-1, 6-4), are led by the
senior threesome of Kisha Kelley,
Tanya Place and Chris Powers. The
5-10 Kelley averaged 19.0 points
and 8.8 rebounds per game last
; eason, garnering team Most Valu-
able Player honors in the process.
"Those three are experienced
players," Michigan coach Trish Rob-
erts said. "It's going to be a battle of
experience against youth."
Michigan State can score a lot
of points, but gives up a lot of
points as well. In their most recent
outing, the Spartans fell to No. 5
*Fenn State, 99-70.
Michigan State's up-tempo
game is keyed by the aforemen-
tioned three seniors. Aside from
this trio, however, the Spartans lack
depth. This could be their undoing
tonight.
"(The Spartans) just have certain
players, that if we can stop them,
then we can stop Michigan State,"
Roberts said.
The fact that the Spartans are a
loathed intrastate rival figures into
the Wolverines' equation for suc-
cess. Michigan's returning players
are up about the ogame, and are

looking to avenge two losses from
last year.
"There is that rivalry,"junior Jen-
nifer Brzezinski said. "We definitely
are more pumped."
Added sophomore forward Silver
Shellman, "I don't think we knew
what (the rivalry) was last year. After
we lost the two games, now we know."
The Wildcats (5-7, 1-0) bring a
very young team to Ann Arbor. Two
top players from last season, center
Patricia Babcock and guard Moira
Kennelly, have graduated. Last year
they combined for 29.9 ppg. Their
offensive production is sorely missed,
as evidenced by Northwestern's lack-
luster record.
Senior Maureen Holohan keys this
year's Wildcat attack. A second-team
All-Big Ten selection a year ago, she
averaged 16.7 points and five re-
bounds a game.
Besides Holohan, though, North-
western is green, as no less than nine
underclassmen dot its roster.
"They're down this year," Rob-
erts said of the Wildcats. "They're
very inexperienced, and are playing
up-and-down."
Northwestern's flex offense is its
main weapon. If Michigan can find a
way to combat this Wildcat weapon,
as it did last year when the Wolver-
ines were able to maintain a 14-point
lead going into the half at Evanston,
then Michigan could be looking at a
two-game sweep to begin the new
year.
"I think it's very possible that we
could come out of the weekend with
two victories," Brzezinski said.

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Continued from page 10
been doing."
However, Michigan's main ob-
stacle Sunday could be themfrustra-
tion that will come trying to score
against a stingy Nittany Lions de-
fense. The Wolverines have shot
above 50 percent only once this
season (against Detroit Mercy) and
face a team that has held its oppo-
nents to 36 percent shooting.
"We've been struggling - we
have not been playing well," Fisher
said. "I am not going to let them or me
or the staff get frustrated with our
play. If they play hard, and good
shots don't go in, there is nothing we
can do about it except to work on our
shooting.Ws
The Wolverines laid some of the

"We've been
struggling - we have
not been playing well."
- Steve Fisher
Michigan men's
basketball coach
season-long frustration to rest in
their victory over Purdue. Yet, after
a 6-5 pre-conference record, Michi-
gan knows that any hopes for
postseason play rests on whether it
steps up in Big Ten play.
"We have to be one of the top-
three teams in the conference in
order to have a chance at the (NCAA)
tournament," Jackson said. "I think
everyone is feeling the pressure. We
have to continue to build on the
things we did against Purdue."

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