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Making the grade
Jennifer Brzezinski, a junior on the Michigan women's basketball team,
was selected to the GTE Academic All-District team as a starter who
achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3,20 or above.
Brzezinski led the Wolverines in scoring (12.6 ppg), rebounding (9.2 rpg),
blocks (1.3 bpg) and steals.(2.1 spg).

Page 8
March 2, 1995

Wolvenines declaw Wildcats ,81 -64


King lead
Blue into the
March is finally here. It's
the month that diehard
Michigan basketball fans
live for. And for the first time all
season, an NCAA tournament bid
seems a certainty.
Seniors Jimmy King and Ray
Jackson have been through the
March wars before, and it looks like
they are ready to roll again.
Last night, the senior co-
captains had one of their steadiest
combined performances of the
__...... __Jackson tallied
18 points on 8-
of-I2 shooting
from the floor.
>>King shot 7 of
9 for 16 points.
"I thought
Ray Jackson
PAUL did a really
BARGER good job of
Barger letting the
than Life game come to
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"He was really good tonight."
March means a lot more than
just another turn of the calendar to
King and Jackson. It means that the
Fab Five era is almost officially
over. One more game at Crisler and,
more importantly, one more crack
at the NCAA tournament.
Barring a major collapse, the
senior Wolverines will end their
careers somewhere in the field of
64. King and Jackson would not
have let it happen any other way.
They are playing their best
basketball when it really counts, and
by doing so they are building
confidence in their young teammates.
"They mean so much to this
team," freshman Maurice Taylor
said. "They do more than what
everybody sees on the court. They
help us off the court. They keep our
confidence level high."
King and Jackson's experience,
as well as that of junior Dugan Fife,
will be even more important as the
freshmen embark on their first trip
to the Big Dance.
Everybody remembers what
happened when King and Jackson
were freshman. Every Michigan fan
is hoping that the new crop of
freshmen can duplicate that feat.
Although a repeat performance
seems awfully unlikely, the
possibility is still there. King and
Jackson have a huge advantage since
they are the two most experienced
players in the entire tournament. The
Wolverines are the only team in the
nation to reach the Elite Eight in both
of the last two seasons
Every Michigan player, coach

Michigan shoots 66 percent in first half;
Zitzmann debuts in one minute of action

By Scott Burton
Daily Basketball Writer
At the end of the 1994-95 cam-
paign, the Michigan basketball team
may conclude that last night's 81-64
victory over Northwestern was one of
the most memorable games of the
The reasons for such an conclu-
sion will have nothing to do with the
result. After all, the Wildcats (5-20
Big Ten, 1-15 overall) didn't offer
more than a token challenge, and
Michigan (10-5, 16-11) put the game
away early in the second half.
But thanks to the quick blowout,
the game was marked by some of the
most unusual garbage-time play
Crisler Arena has seen in a long time.
Included in the melee was the Wol-
verine debut of 5-foot-6 freshman
walk-on Mickey Zitzmann.
Between colliding with a team-
mate and throwing up two badly-
missed three-pointers in one minute
of play, Zitzmann's performance
hardly was the beginning of an ac-
complished Division I career. But
despite being the victim of good-na-
tured ribbing from his teammates for
his play, Zitzmann couldn't have been
more elated.
"It was the zenith of my basketball
career," Zitzmann said. "I've been
telling the guys all along that they got
to get me in against Northwestern,
and they took care of it. I've been
looking forward to this game all sea-
Although Zitzmann'splaying time

was a source of excitement for the
whole team, his presence more im-
portantly signified that the Wolver-
ines had done their job in the game in
efficiently putting the pesky Wildcats
"We had to come in and play hard,
because if we didn't there is no ques-
tion they are capable of coming in and
beating anybody," freshman Maurice
Taylor. "We may have more talent
and athleticism, but we still had to
play good basketball to come out with
a victory."
Although the Wildcats stayed
within 10 points for most of the first
half, Michigan's high-percentage
shooting sparked the Wolverines to a
14-6 run to go into the lockerroom
with a 47-33 lead.
Michigan's starters shot a com-
bined 16 for 20 in the stanza, includ-
ing Ray Jackson's and Jimmy King's
5 for 5. In all, the Wolverines shot 66
percent from the field in the first 20
minutes of play.
Michigan increased the Wildcats'
deficit to 18 points after the first five
minutes of the second half. Unfortu-
nately, the first wave of garbage time
infested the game, and the Wolver-
ines failed to score for nine straight
possessions spanning six minutes.
However, the Wildcats could only
score six points in that span and never
cut the margin closer than 56-46. And
after a Maceo Baston dunk at 10:32,
the Wolverines ran off eight unan-
swered points to put the game away.
"Tonight was a confidence

builder," Jackson said. "I think we
grew and took a step forward as a
Stimulating that growth was the
return of freshman Jerod Ward. The
highly-touted forward had been side-
lined with a knee injury since Jan. 23.
He entered the game late in the first-
half to a standing ovation from the
Crisler Arena crowd.
Min. M-A M-AQ-T A F Pts.
Neloms 27 4-6 8.121.4 1 3 16
Chamberlain 28 3-9 3-44-8 1 4 9
Williams 32 2-5 0-21.5 2 2 4
Carlisle 21 2-10 0-01-3 2 0 4
Branch 24 4.8 .1-20-3 1 2 10
Lee 23 3.7 1-20-0 0 0 8
Duerksen 19 2-4 4-41-2 2 2 8
Kraft 20 1-4 2-21-4 0 2 4
Dean 6 0-1 1-20-0 0 0 1
Totals 200 21-54 20-3011-32 8 15 64
FG%- .389. FT%- .667. Three-point goals: 2-6, .333
(Branch 1-1, Lee 1-2, Carlisle.0-1, Duerksen 0-1, Neloms
0-1). Blocks: 2 (Branch, Kreft) Turnovers: 23 (Lee5,
Chamberlain 4, Duerksen 4, Neloms 3, Carlisle 2, Kreft
2, Williams 2). Steals: 2 (Duerksen, Neloms).
FG FT Reb.
Min. M-A M-A 0-T' A F Pts.
Jackson 27 8-12 0-01-5 3 4 18
Taylor 25 7-11 4-61-3 3 2 18
Ndiaye 27 2-7 0-03-8 2 2 4
King 30 7-9 1-21-1 2 1 16
Fife 23 3-5 2-20-1 1 3 9
Baston 22 5-9 0-14-9 1 3 10
Conlan 13 0-2 0-00-0 1 0 0
Mitchell 15 1-6 2.42-3 0 5 4
Ward 6 1-3 0-00-0 0 0 2
Crawford 7 0-2 0-01-1 0 0 0
Morton 3 0-1 0-00-1 0 0 0
Zitzmann 1 0-2 0-00-2 0 0 0
Lengemann 1 0-1 0-01-1 0 0 0
Totals 200 34-70 9-1516-40 13 20' 81
FG%-.486. FT%- .00 Three-point goals:4-11.364
(King 1-1, Jackson 2-4, File 1-2, Mitchell 0.1, Ward 0-
1, Zitzmann 0-2). Blocks: 5 (Baston 2, Conlan Ndiaye
Taylor). Turnovers: 22 (Ndiaye 6, King 5, Jackson 4,
Conlan 3, Baston 2. File, Taylor). Steals: 13 (Baston 3,
King 3, Ndiaye 3, File, Mitchell, Taylor. Ward).
Northwestern........33 31 -64
Crisfer Arena - A: 13,562

Maurice Taylor and the Wolverines moved one step closer to sealing an
NCAA bid with last nights win over Northwestern.

Moeller adds Campbell, Hoke
to fill vacancies on football staff

By Ryan White
Daily Sports Editor
Michigan football coach Gary
Moeller has filled the holes in his
coaching staff.
Last week, Moeller hired Erik
Campbell as the Wolverines' new
receivers coach and Brady Hoke to
coach the team's outside lineback-
Campbell is a former defensive
back for Michigan and played on the
Wolverines' 1986 Big Ten champi-
onship team. He was previously in
charge of the running backs at Syra-
cuse, and at age 29 he becomes the
youngest Michigan assistant.
Campbell played in four bowl
games for the Wolverines and played
briefly for the Green Bay Packers in
the National Football League in 1988.
Aside from Syracuse, Campbell
has also coached at Ball State and the
United States Naval Acadamy.
Hoke, 37, spent his last six years at
Oregon State as a defensive line and
inside linebackers coach. Hoke played
college football in the Mid-American
Conference at Ball State and was a
Second Team All-Conference line-

In adding Erik and Brady to our
staff, Michigan is getting two
tremendous coaches."
- Gary Moeller
Michigan football coach

backer in 1980.
He began coaching at Grand Val-
ley State in 1983 and was the defen-
sive line and special teams coach at
Western Michigan from 1984-86.
"In adding Erik and Brady to our
staff, Michigan is getting two tremen-
dous people who are outstanding
coaches," Moeller said. "Both of our
new coaches are also impressive in
their ability to communicate with play-
Hoke and Campbell replace of-
fensive line coach Les Miles who
took the offensive coordinator job at
Oklahoma State and secondary coach
Bill Harris who is now the defensive
coordinator at Stanford.
There are also some changes
among the coaches already on

Moeller's staff.
Defensive coordinator Lloyd Carr
will add the defensive secondary to
his responsibilities.
Kit Cartwright will drop receivers
to concentrate solely on quarterbacks.
Bobby Morrison will move to tackles
and tight ends, replacing Mike
DeBord, who will switch to coaching
the Wolverines' interior offensive
Carr will be taking over the defen-
sive backs hoping to solidify a defen-
sive backfield that was a major prob-
lem for the Wolverines last season.
He also has the problem of trying to
fill the void left by Ty Law who has
announced that he will play in the
National Football League next sea-

Amani Toomer will be under the tutelage of new receivers' coach Erik
Campbell next season.

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