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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, February 27, 1995 - 5

'M' loses to State aft(

By Antoine Pitts
Daily Basketball Writer
The Michigan men's basketball
team finshed a season sweep of one
team but couldn't avoid being swept
by another.
The Wolverines defeated Indiana
61-50 last Sunday at Crisler Arena for
their first series sweep from the Hoo-
siers since 1988. Michigan couldn't
stop Michigan State from sweeping,
though, losing 67-64 Tuesday in East
Lansing.
Just like the previous meeting be-
tween the two teams, the game hinged
on a 3-point attempt at the end of the
contest.
The Wolverines gained possesion
S of the ball with just under seven sec-
onds left and set up Ray Jackson for a
potential game-tying 3-pointer. His shot
bounced off the rim, though, as time
expired.
"It was a good look," Jackson said.
"It just didn't go down.We just came up
short. We have to learn from it and keep
going forward."
In the Jan. 22 meeting in Ann Arbor
Maurice Taylor late 3-pointer missed
the mark giving the Spartans a victory
in that affair.
"There's two games that we defeat
Michigan where if they hit the 3-point
shot they either win or tie at the end,"
Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote
said. "Those are very tough games to
lose and very gratifying to win."
Michigan State scored only six

points in the last three eight but it
turned out to be enough. The Wolver-
ines turned the ball over five times
and made four of 11 shots in the same
time spans.
"We just didn't quite have
enough," Michigan coach Steve Fisher
said. "We played hard and I thought
for the most part played well."
Shawn Respert and Quiton Brooks
both finished the game with 21 points,
with Eric Snow adding 11 to go along
with 10 assists for the Spartans.
"It was an intense hard fought
game were we feel fortunate enough
to win in all honesty. We were out
rebounded, they shot better than we
did, yet it seems like we got a shot
from Shawn, a shot from Eric, a shot
from Quinton when we had to have
it."
The Wolverines were led by Ray
Jackson and Maurice Taylor with 17
points a piece. Jackson shot 7-for-7
from 2-point range in the game and
had 13 points in the first half until he
had to sit down with his third foul.
"Ray's like a lot of players - you
get points in spurts," Fisher said. "He
had a huge run going in the first half
until we had to take him out with his
third foul. I like the way he allowed
the game to come to him and not try to
force shots."
The series sweep ended a lot of
frustration for the Michigan State.
"It always feels good to beat Michi-
gan," Snow said. "They've controlled

Dr beating
us the past couple years and to go out
your last year and sweep them feels
pretty good."
The Wolverines came into the
game down just a game in the loss
column to the first-place Spartans.
The loss knocked Michigan out of
Big Ten titile contention for good.
"If we can't win it, we might as
well keep it in the state," Fisher said.
In Sunday's defeat of the Hoo-
siers, the Wolverines spotted Indiana
a 10-0 lead before getting back into
the game.
With the Hoosiers up 14-7, Indi-
We played
hard and / thouft
for the most pr
played well."
- Steve Fisher
Michigan basketball coach
ana coach Bobby Knight was assesed
a technical foul for arguing an
official's call. That seemed to open
the flood gates for Michigan.
The Wolverines went on an 18-6
run after the technical to take a 25-20
lead into the intermission.
"We started so slowly," Fisher
said. "Indiana was able to make it
happen. We were lucky to get back in
it after being down 10-0."
In the second half, the Wolverines

Hoosiers
blew the game open, leading by as
many as . Jimmy King pased Michi-
gan with 17 points.
"We got pretty good play from
(Charlie) Miller and (Andrae) Patterson
and really not a whole lot else," Knight
said. "We had a chance when we got
into the late 40's and to their credit, they
just shut the door on us.
The Wolverines held Brian Evans
and Alan Henderson to a combined
17 points on 6-of-27 shooting.
"I think they played well defen-
sively," Knight said. "I think they're
a pretty good defensive team."
The Wolverines dug themselves
in a hole early and seemed to be upset
at many of the officials' calls and no-
calls.
"We were frustrated," said Maceo
Baston, who led the Wolverines with
10 rebounds. "Coach told us not to
worry about the referees and keep
playing our game."
The game turned out to be a contest
of who could shoot worse. The Hoo-
siers shot 30 percent from the field but
Michigan didn't fare much better, fin-
ishing the game at 38 percent.
"They shot kind of like we do."
Fisher said. "Inconsistensy could be
the word for both of us."
The Wolverines got a scare when
Taylor left the game less than two
minutes into the second half with a
twisted right knee. He didn't return in
the game but was ready for Tuesday
night's contest at Michigan State.

EVAN PETRIE/Daily
Ray Jackson raises his hands in disgust during Michigan's 67-64 loss to
Michigan State Tuesday. The Spartans swept the season series.

BSKEIBLLNOTEBOOK
Ward may return from
knee injury this week 1
By Antoine Pitts
Daily Basketball Writer
It won't be much longer before freshman forward Jerod Ward returns to
the Michigan lineup. Ward began light workout drills last Thursday but needs
to pass a strength test at 100 percent before he can play.
Ward suffered a torn medial Meniscus in his right knee during the I
Michigan State game Jan. 22. He left the lineup averaging 6.9 points and 4.2
rebounds per game.
KxNG CuMBs: With five rebounds Tuesday against Michigan State. senior
guard Jimmy King became the 16th player in Michigan history with at least
1,000 points and 500 rebounds. Jackson surpassed the milestone early this
season.
King needs just 45 points to become only the ninth Wolverines with 1.500
points and 500 rebounds in a career.
LOOKING BACK...: Going into yesterday's game against Illinois the Wolver-
ines held an 8-5 Big Ten record. The last time Michigan had an 8-5 mark in
conference play was 1992 during the Fab Five's freshmen year. The Wolver-
ines fell to 8-7 that year before winning their final three league games and five j
more to make it to the national championship game.
JUD'S LAST HOORAH: With Tuesday night's win, Michigan State coach Jud
Heathcote finished his career against Michigan with an 18-20 mark.
"He's had a brilliant career here and everybody knows that," Michigan coach
Steve Fisher said. "He's going to go out a winner regardless of what happens toI
their team the rest of the season. He's been fantastic for college basketball."
Heathcote has a career record of 338-218 good for 61 percent.
"To run a program at this level is hard," Fisher said. "To do it under close
scrutiny the way he's done it - not many are able to survive for that length of
time. My hat's off to him."
DOUBLE-TROUBLE: Despite averaging only 17 minutes a contest, forward
Maceo Baston leads the Wolverines in double-doubles (more than 10 points
and 10 rebounds in the same game). He's registered four double-doubles on the
season, including one in yesterday's win over Illinois (10 points, II rebounds).

BIG TEN STANI
Records throug

Team

I

Michigan St.
Purdue
Michigan
Illinois
Minnesota
Indiana
Iowa.
Penn St.
Wisconsin
Ohio St.
Northwestern

DINOS ILLINOIS
continued from Page I
h Feb. 12 Illinois coach Lou Henson said. "But
we didn't shoot it very well too. They
didn't defend us on the free-throw line."
The Wolverines were sparked by
W numerous sources throughout the con-
test. Jimmy King had a spectacular
12 3 dribble-drive to the hoop in the first-
half. He finished with 12 points with
11 3 five rebounds and four assists.
King also connected with Jackson
9 5 for one of Michigan's three ally-ooops
on the day.
8 6 Although upstaged by Conlan's sec-
ond-half play, junior guard Dugan Fife
8 6helped silence Garris, Illinois' fierce
point guard.Ganis, who averages 16.2
8 6 points per game, scored four points in
the contest.
"Kiwane is a finesse player. He is
7 7 not an overpowering player," Henson
said. "He is not going to go over the top
7 8 of 6-foot-4, 6-foot-5 guys.
With the victory, and after
6 8 Minnesota's loss to Ohio State Satur-
day, Michigan (9-5 Big Ten, 15-11
2 13 overall) moves into third-place all by
itself with four conference games to go.
1 14 Illinois (8-6, 17-9) drops into a
fourth-place tie with the Golden Gov
phers.

Up next for the Wolverines: March 1
Northwestern Michig
(1-14 Big Ten, 5-19 (9-5 Big Ten, 1
overall)

Ray Jackson and Makhtar Ndiaye fight with Illinois' Bryant Notree,
Richard Keene and Shelly Clark for a loose ball in yesterday's game.

gan
5-11 overall)

MICHIGAN (61)
FG FT Reb.
MGn. M-A M-A O-T A FPts
Jackson 32 4-12 3-4* 1-3 3 3 12
Taylor 18 4-11 3-3 0-4 1 2 11
Ndiaye 33 2-7 4-6 3.7 3 4 8
King 36 6.14 4-7 2.8 0 2 17
Fife 21 1-3 0-0 1-1 1 1 3
Mitchell 16 0-1 0.0 1-3 0 3 0
Baston 23 3-5 2.7 6-10 0 4 8
Conlan 21 1-2 0-2 0-2 1 3 2
Totals 200 21-55 16-2916-42 9 22 61
FG%- .382. FT%- .552 Three-point goals: 3-8 .375 (Jack-
son 1-3. Ndiaye 0-1, King 1-2, Fife 1-2). Blocks: 4 (Taylor
Ndiaye, King. Baston). Turnovers 20 (Jackson 6. Ndiaye
3, King 3. Mitchell 2. Baston 2, Conlon 2. Taylor. Fife).
Steals: 11 (Jackson 3, Conlon 2, Taylor, Ndiaye, King.
Fife, Mitchell. Baston). Technical Fouls: none.
INDIANA (50)
FG FT Reb.
Min. M-A M-A O-T A FPts.
Patterson 28 5-9 4-6 2-6 0 514
Evans 38 2-14 0-0 5-6 3 3 5
Henderson 38 4-13 4-6 3-10 1 412
Miller 28 4-7 4-5 0.1 0 413
Hermon 21 0-5 1-2 1-6 2 1 1
Hart 12 0-1 2-2 1-2 0 0 2
Eggers 5 1-1 1-2 1.1 0 2 3
Knight 19 0-3 0.0 1-2 0 2 0
Reed 6 01 0-0 0-1 1 1 0
Lindeman 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Paul 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Totals 200 16-54 16-2317-41 7 23 50
FG%- .296. FT',', .696. Three-point goals: 2-13. .154
(Evans 1.6. Henderson 0-1, Miller 1-1, Hermon 0-2. Knight
0.2, Reed 0-1). Blocks: 7 (Patterson 3. Henderson 3.
Evans). Turnovers: 21 (Patterson 3, Evans 3, Henderson
3. Miller 3. Hart 3. Hermon 2, Eggers, Reed, Lindeman).
Steals: 6 (Henderson 2. Evans. Miller, Hermon. Lindem'an).
Technical Fouls: Indiana bench
Michigan-................25 36 -61
Indiana- .........,....20 30 -50
Crisler Arena: A-13,562
WHITE

MICHIGAN STATE (67)
FG FT Reb.
Min. M-A M-A 0-T A F Pts.
Garvaglia 32 2-8 0-1 1-3 0 3 4
Brooks 28 7-12 7-8 3-3 2 3 21
Feick 33 2-4 3.4 2-12 0 3 7
Snow 335-13 1-3 1-3 10 1 11
Respert 32 7-15 2-2 0-0 2 3 21
Kelev 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Weathers 18 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 1 0
Beathea 21 1-6 0-1 3-4 1 3 3
Polonowski 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 20024-5814-20 13-31 15 17 67
FG%- .414 FT%- .700. Three-point goas: 5-17. .294 (Resperl
5-11, Garavaglia 0-3, Brooks 0-1, Snow 0-2). Blocks:
3(Garavaglia, Brooks, Snow). Turnovers: 10 (Snow 2,
Respert 2, Weathers 2, Brooks, Feick, Kelley. Beathea).
Steals: 8 (Brooks 2, Snow 2. Weathers 2. Garavaglia,
Beathea). Technical Fouls: none.
MICHIGAN (64)
FG FT Reb.
Mn. M-A M-A 0-T A F Pts.
Fife 26 0-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 0
King 37 4-10 4.4 0-5 2 3 13
Ndiaye 22 1-5 0-0 2-6 0 3 2
Jackson 32 8-12 0-0 3-6 2 4 17
Taylor 29 8-14 1-3 1-4 3 2 17
Conan 12 0-1 0-0 1-1 1 3 0
Mitchell 13 1-3 0.0 0-1 0 2 2
Baston 29 4-6 5-9 3-10 0 2 13
Totals 20026-5310-16 11-36 9 21 64
FG%- .491. FT%- .62.5. Three-point goals: 42-13.. 154
(File 0-2, King 1-4, Jackson 1-5, Conlon 0-1, Mitchell 0-1).
Blocks 3 (Ndiaye.Taylor Baston). Turnovers: 18 (Baston
5, Taylor 4. Jackson 3, Fte 2. King, Ndaye. Conlan.
Mitchell). Steals: 3 (King 2 Jackson). Technical Fouls:
none
Michigan State.....36 31- 67
Michigan..... ....36 28-64
Breslin Center: A-15,138

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K
F
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t

MICHIGAN (63
Jackson
Taylor
Ndiaye
Fie
Baston
Conlan
Lengemann

FG FT Rob.
Min. M-A M-A 0-T A F
29 3-10 2-6 1-5 0 4
31 4-8 3-6 1-8 2 2
24 3-5 1-2 0-4 0 5
Ki33 4-6 4-5 1-5 4 3 1
19 01 2-2 0-1 0 2
23 3-3 4-4 2-11 1 4
24 2-4 2-4 0-2 5 1
Micel 20 3-5 0-0 0-1 0 2 7
1 0-0 0-0 0- 0 0 0
21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
200 22-41 16-23 5-38 14 23 6

Pis.
10
11
7
12
2
10
7
7
0
0
63

Mitchell's death stuns Wolverines
Former Michigan forward dies in apartment in Italy

Totals

FG%- .537. FT%- .696. Three-point goals: 3-9. .333 (Jack-
son 1-2. King 0-1. Fife 0-1, Conlan 1-3. Mitchell 1-2).
Blocks: 4 (Taylor 2 Ndiaye 2). Turnovers: 19 (Jackson 6.
King 4, Baston 2. Fife , 2. Mitchell, Ndiaye). Steals: 7
(Baston 2. Jackson, King, Fife, Conlan, Mitchell). Technical
Fouls: Ndiaye.

ILLINOIS (51)
Hester
Bennett
Clark
Keene
Garris
Gee
Turner
Notree
Heldman
Robisch
Totals

Min.
29
28
29
30
35
22
10
15

FG
MA
3-10
1-5
5-9
4-15
1-8
2-6
0-3
2-5
0-0
0-0

FT
M-A
2-6
0-1
4-4
0-2
2-2
2-5
0-0
0-1
0.0
0-0

Reb.
0-T
3-9
1-4
6-11
1.1
1-1
2-2
0-0
3-5
0-1
0-0

A
0
0
4
4
0
0
0
0

F1
4
5
5
2
2
3
2
0
0

Pts.
10
3
14
4
4
0
4
0
0

By Paul Barger
Daily Basketball Writer
With all of the excitement accom-
panying Michigan's important vic-
tory over Illinois, there was still an air
of remorse surrounding some of the
older players.
Sam Mitchell may have had a lim-
ited role during his brief career as a
Michigan basketball player, but his
teammates will never forget him.
Mitchell was
found dead in his
Fabriano, Italy
apartment Mon-
day. Police be-
lieve that 6-foot-
9 Kalamazoo na-
-. tive died after a
defective hot wa-
ter heater emitted
poisonous carbon
monoxide fumes.
Mitchell "He was my
boy," said Ray
Jackson, who
roomed with Mitchell at the begin-
nin o f cirksnn's freshman vear.

Mitchell played at Michigan for
the 1990-91 season, but his days as a
Wolverine were short-lived. He trans-
ferred during his sophomore season,
finishing his collegiate career for
Cleveland State and former Wolver-
ine assistant coach Mike Boyd.
The 1990-91 season was one of
the worst that Michigan has had in a
long time. The Wolverines went 14-
15 and were knocked out of the NIT
in the first round. However, Mitchell
looked like one of the more promis-
ing future prospects.
The forward was only one of five
"Hse was my boy.
ever since I heard
about it,1I haven't
been able to get it
out of my mind."
- Ray Jackson
- Michigan basketball player

Mitchell saw very limited playing time,
but was still considered an important
member of the squad. The sophomore
took his new role in stride.
"Nobody likes it, but Sam still
wanted to be a part of it," Jackson said.
"He helped me a lot. He eased my
tensions. You have to make the deci-
sions that are best for you and leaving
was best for him."
At Cleveland State Mitchell's ca-
reer took aaturn for the better. After the
1992-93 season he was honored as
Mid Continent Conference newcomer
of the year. His game devloped to a
point where upon leaving Cleveland
State he was able to become a player
Fabriano-Turboair in the highly com-
petitive Italian league. He averaged
12.2 ppg during his time in the NCAA.
There is nothing but praise from
the people that who knew Mitchell.
Everyone talks about him in the same
terms. Coaches and teammates alike
say that he was a caring individual
who kept everyone laughing.
"Sam was a great person," senior
Jimmv Kiniz said "He was in the vrime,

2001"l6 11.23 19-36 7 21 51

FG%- .295. FT%- .478. Three-point goals: 4-25, .160
(Hester 2-8, Keene 2-10, Garris 0-4, Turner 0-2, Notree 0-
1). Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 13 (Clarck4, Garris 3, Bennet 2.
Keene 2. Turner. Notree). Steals: 5 (Bennet 2, Hester,
Clark. Gee). Technical Fouls: none
Michigan........ ...28 35-63
Illinois ..........21 30-51
Crisler Arena; A-13, 562

Conlan and the freshman's confidence
in himself has grown.

L J
Hawkeyes, the Wolverines will only
be a better team.

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