t l igttn
When was the last time the
Michigan hockey team lost to
'M' sports calendar
Q & A
Blue crushed by Hawkeyes
Wolverines' NCAA tournament hopes still in doubt
By Ryan White
Daily Basketball Writer
IOWA CITY-It's not a sure thing
Coming into yesterday's game
against Iowa, the Michigan basketball
team figured to solidify its NCAA Tour-
nament plans with a win against the
But with their own tournament lives
on the line, the Hawkeye's used a sec-
ond half surge to beat Michigan,89-69,
in front of 15,500 at Carver-Hawkeye
"It's frustrating because with 6:46
to go in the second half we were still in
position to win the game," Michigan
coach Steve Fisher said. "But they
scored five or six straight against us
and we were never back in it."
In fact, Michigan was down just
five, 62-57, when the Hawkeye's John
Carter slammed home an ally-oop to
put Iowa up by seven. And, after a
AP PHOTO Michigan turnover at the other end of
the floor, Chris Kingsbury hit one of
Hawkeye's up by ten and Michigan
was never able to cut the lead to below
double digets again.
Iowa's win was keyed by both its
outside shooting, the Hawkeyes hit 12
of 24 three point shots, and Michigan's
lack of defensive intensity.
The Wolverines had been holding
opponents to 38.5 percent shooting from
the floor before Iowa scorched Michi-
gan, hitting 55.6 percent of its shots.
It was the highest shooting percent-
age against the Wolverines since Ari-
zona State shot 59.6 percent from the
floor on Nov. 22.
"Our defense has been the key to us
winning all season," Michigan forward
Maurice Taylor said. "They played a
great game and we just played medio-
Jimmy King, who beat Iowa at
Carver-Hawkeye Arena last season
with a last second three-pointer, at-
tempted to answer the Hawkeye' s three
point shooting, hurrying three of his
own - all in the first half.
The Wolverines were a combined
8-26 in three-point shots. King was 3-
8, and Dugan Fife 2-9.
King finished the game with 13, as
did Willie Mitchell who hit two of the
three treys he attempted. Taylor led the
Wolverines with 14 points.
Kingsbury had 19 for the Hawkeyes
including a bomb that was so deep it
may as well have been launched from
one of the corn fields outside Iowa
City. Jess Settles also finished with 19
for Iowa and Jim Bartles finished with
"I think we played solid basketball
and I think that coincides with-us get-
ting a little healthier," said Iowa coach
Tom Davis who's team has been ham-
pered by injuries all season. "Michigan
has been getting better and better. So
we beat a good team today."
Michigan may be getting better,
but it returned to a bad habit from
earlier in the season - turnovers.
Iowa's press forced the Wolver-
ides into numerous give-aways trying
See HAWKEYES, Page 5
Willie Mitchell tries to steal the ball from Iowa's Chris Kingsbury in yesterday's Michigan loss.
his five three-pointers to put the
By Barry Sollenberger
Daily Hockey Writer
COLUMBUS - Ohio State never had a chance.
The No. 1 Michigan hockey team jumped to a 4-0 first
period lead and demolished the Buckeyes, 10-2, yesterday
at the State Fairgrounds in the regular season finale for
Friday night, the Wolverines shut out Miami (Ohio),
2-0, in Oxford.
Michigan outshot the Buckeyes and Redskins, 42-16,
*and, 30-16, respectively.
"I really like the way our kids played as a team this
weekend," Michigan coach Red Berenson said. "They
kept their heads and stayed out of the penalty box."
Yesterday, the Buckeyes spent a good deal of time in
the sin bin, especially during the first 20 minutes of play.
The opening stanza seemed like one long power play
for the Wolverines (22-4-1 CCHA, 27-6-1 overall). Ohio
State was whistled for eight penalties, totaling 24 minutes.
Apparently, the Buckeyes (3-22-2, 6-27-2) were trying to
make up for what they lack in talent with toughness.
It didn't work. Instead, Ohio State put goalie Tom
Askey on the wrong end of an avalanche.
Michigan assaulted the junior netminder with 16 shots
and four goals, all on the power play, in the opening
"I think that it's a mistake to play like that against
Michigan," Wolverine coach Red Berenson said. "If you're
going to take a lot of penalties against Michigan, then
you're going to pay for it."
While the Buckeyes had some trouble with the refer-
*ees, they had no clue how to stop Brendan Morrison.
The sophomore center registered a career high in
points for a game, scoring a goal and notching five assists.
His 22nd goal of the season was a nifty backhanded shot
on a breakaway that gave the Wolverines a 5-1 lead early
in the second period.
"I got the puck from the corner (on Michigan's end)
See ICERS, Page 4
Turco stops pucks an
By Darren Everson
Daily Hockey Writer
A nother game of hockey is drawing to a
close, but not because the clock says so. 4
You see, the lighting at Marty Turco's
backyard rink isn't too great, so as the sun over
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, fades away, so does '
By now, just about everybody has lost track of
the score, and who could blame them: The game is .
about five hours old. The score isn't important,
though; with only a few fleeting moments of hockey
left, everyone agrees that the next goal wins.
'Everyone' means just a few players now:
only the die-hard ones who are crazy enough to
play this bruising game without pads or hel-
mets from dawn to dusk. But even these kids
seem like they're all out of gas - except this
one named Turco, whose pure speed creates
a two-on-one chance.
"Should I shoot it or pass it off?" Turco
wonders. "This kid on my left has some
"Nah -This one's all me." -f
With a snap of the wrist, Turco
nearly knocks the net over with ,x
the game-winning goal. v '_V
Once again, she sends
"She was quite
the terror on the L
ice," says Vince
Turco of his
See TURCO, Page 8
Biggert claims individual Big
Ten title; Iowa takes conference
By Tim Smith
Daily Sports Writer
BLOOMINGTON - It was an all
too familiar scene at the Big Ten
wrestling championships Sunday.
The final match of each weight
class would be wrestled and a wres-
tler from Iowa would end up taking
the top spot on the podium with the
The Iowa windfall, albeit reneti-
And no matter how many Hawkeyes
marched up the first place podium
before him, they wouldn't be going
up there at 167.
After reaching the finals with wins
over John Mahoney of Wisconsin,
Matt Hardy of Penn State and a 10-5
decision over No. 5 Matt Nerem of
Iowa, No. 2 Biggert was set to face
Charles Gary of Illinois in the final.
With the score tied 2-2 after the
This time he once again had to put
everything on the line in the closing
seconds in order to manage an im-
probable pin with 16 seconds to go.
"I knew he was more tired than I
was because I wasn't tired at all,"
Biggert said of the final minute. "I felt
like I had to keep going and going
until I got that takedown," Biggert
said of the final minute.
"I shot in and he went over my
Michigan State 81, Michigan 59
with loss t
Women end season
By David Rothbart
Daily Basketball Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Michi-
gan women's basketball team's rocky
season rolled to an end Friday night
with the Wolverines' 81-59 loss to
Michigan State in the first round of
the Big Ten Tournament at Hinkle
The No. 11I -seeded Wolverines (3-
14 Big Ten, 8-19 overall) had dreams
mied Spartan forward Kisha Kelley,
an All-Big Ten First Team selection.
Kelley picked up her second foul four
minutes into the game, and Michigan
State coach Karen Langeland pulled
"We knew we'd need (Kelley) later
on," Langeland said. "We saved her
for the second half."
With theeSpartans' star on the
bench, the Wolverines took over.