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No. I UMass survives upset scare
Top-ranked Massachusetts remained the only unbeaten team in major
college basketball by squeaking past Pittsburgh, 79-71, in overtime last
night at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. The Minutemen (17-0) received 27
points from Carmelo Travieso. Pittsburgh lost for just the 11th time at
home in the past six seasons. Massachusetts set a school record with
its 17th straight victory.

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Wednesday
January 24, 1996

INDIANA 99, MICHIGAN 83
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Indiana's Brian Evans scores two of his 29 points last night in Bloomington
Bullocks bkhtest game
overshadowedbydefeal

Indiana torches
nets, Wolverines
By Brent McIntosh
Daily Sports Editor
BLOOMINGTON-Somebody hadto run out of ammu-
nition - it just happened to be Michigan.
The Wolverines faced off with Indiana last night in a
classic Old West gunfight: Fire away from a distance, keep
shooting and don't run out of ammo. When the dust cleared
from the main drag they call Assembly Hall, only the home
team was left standing.
The Hoosiers (4-2 Big Ten, 11-7 overall) hit 12 of their 18
3-point shots en route to a 99-83 win, knocking the Wolver-
ines (4-2, 14-5) back out of the Big Ten first-place tie they
had climbed into Sunday.
"I'm sure Michigan feels that they weren't very good
defensively tonight, but we just had an offensive game
tonight that was like old times," Indiana coach Bob Knight
said, referring to the five national championship banners
strung from the roof of Assembly Hall. "We haven't shot
AP PHOTO that well in a long time. That's been a mark of good teams
t. that we've had."
The Hoosiers have not always been a good team this year
-they have been consistently inconsistent. But last night,
they looked like the favorite to win the Big Ten title.
Sophomore Neil Reed lit up the Wolverines for 26 points, all
but two from behind the arc, and senior Brian Evans went for
29 on 10-of-14 shooting.
"Brian played as well tonight as he has since he's been
here," Knight said. "He scored, he rebounded, he had 11
assists."
siers Even center Todd Lindeman, who was averaging 3.5
em. points per conference contest before last night's game, came
ed. to play against his home state. The 7-foot senior had 17
points and played terrific defense.
var "Lindeman had a career game," Michigan coach Steve
after Fisher said. "I don't think he's had a better game.
around "Sometimes you have nights like that, where you get in
shot. the flow and you look like you could beat the Harlem
e man Globetrotters. (Indiana) did that tonight - they could have
lled a beat, if not the Pistons, at least Vancouver."
.rs on Michigan senior guard Dugan Fife suffered a hip pointer
last night but is expected to play Sunday at Iowa.
I go Not that the Wolverines didn't have their bright spots.
t Maceo Baston had 15 points, but the real story for Michigan
"Who was Louis Bullock. The freshman guard hit his first five 3-
11 is a pointers on his way to eight treys, 6-of-6 from the line and
game a Wolverine season-high 27 points.
g "I just got good looks at (the basket)," Bullock said. "I
to was looking more aggressively tonight."
e arc. The first half was reminiscent of classic Indiana-Michi-

B LOOMINGTON - This
should be about Louis
Bullock. It should be about
how, with the rest of the Michigan
men's basketball team picking up
fouls like so many Makhtar
Ndiayes, Louis Bullock decided to
stick to the basics.
Of course, the freshman guard's
definition of "the basics" is a little
different from
yours or mine.
Bullock scored
19 desperately
needed points4
in the first half-
against Indiana
last night to
keep Michigan
in the game. MICHAEL
Instead, it is ROSENBERG
about frustra- Roses are
tion. Bullock Read
had a hot _____________
hand. Indiana
had eight. Everywhere Michigan
turned, some Hoosier was making
some ridiculous shot. Partly it is
Michigan's fault, but partly it is just
that Indiana caught fire. Indiana
made 12 of 18 shots from 3-point
range.
"We had no answer for the way
they shot the ball from the perim-
eter," Michigan coach Steve Fisher
said. "We got frustrated and that
frustration led to some quick shots
by our post players, and that hurt
us."
This should be about Louis

Bullock. About how the Hoos
dared the freshman to beat th
Instead, it is about Neil Re
Indiana's sophomore guard
launched a 3-point shooting w
with Bullock and won. Timea
time, Indiana moved the balla
the floor until it had an open:
Time after time, Reed was th
with the open shot, and he dri
Hoosier-record eight 3-pointe
the night.
How Reed was so open wil
down as one of history's grea
mysteries, right up there with
shot JFK?" and "What the he]
Hootie?" Reed came into the
shooting 48 percent from long
range. Michigan allowed him
take I1 shots from beyond th
"Everybody did a real good
said Indiana guard Neil Reed.
"Bullock hit some shots, buts
didn't beat us."
This should be about Louis
Bullock. Instead it is about M
Taylor. Taylor, the team's bes
player, scored just eight point
just nine shots in just 23 minu
the last five minutes of the ga
Taylor watched while Fisherr
Neal Morton - Neal Morton
and Robert Traylor in and out
lineup.
"I thought he played hard,"
Fisher of Taylor. "We were j
all kinds of guys. He played h
He just didn't play well."
For Taylorto play well, he3
See BULLOCK, P

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utes. In
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Michigan's Robert Traylor consoles Maurice Taylor during the Wolverines' loss to Indiana last night.

gan battles. Reed and Bullock staged a
shooting exhibition, nailing five treys
apiece and playing "You can't top this"
for 20 minutes straight.
The break found Indiana up 46-43.
From there, the Hoosiers slowly pulled
away, trading threes for twos and turning
the ball over only twice. The game was
effectively done when Reed knocked
down his second 3-pointer in two min-
utes to give Indiana a 12-point lead with
4:08 left.
Reed answered what the Cream and
Crimson fans had been worrying about
all season: the Hoosiers realized that
they don't have to pass it to Evans to
score - they can actually put it in the
basket themselves.
And, withalittle help from Evans,
they did that last night - much to the
Wolverines' collective chagrin.

Big Ten Standings
Team
1. Penn State
-Purdue
3. Indiana
Michigan
5. Michigan State
6. Iowa
Wisconsin
_.8. Minnesota
9. Ohio State.
Northwestern
11. Illinois

Conference
4-1
4-1
4-2
4-2
3-2
3-3
3-3
2-3
1-4
1-4
1-5

Overall.
13-1
14-3
11-7
14-5
9-8
14-4
11-7
10-7
8-6
6-8
12-6

Tonight's games
Ohio State at Illinois
Northwestern at Michigan State
Minnesota at Wisconsin
No. 19 Purdue at No. 14 Penn State

Saturday's games
illinois at Northwestern
Indiana at No. 14 Penn State
Michigan State at Minnesota
Ohio State at No. 19 Purdue

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MICHIGAN (83)
FQ FT RES
MIN M-A M-A O-T A F PIS
Taylor 23 4-9 0.0 4-523 8
Baston 27 5-7 5-7 3-3 0 4 15
White 24 1-7 3-4 0-3 0 0 6
Conlan 29 2-6 0-0 1-3 2 1 6
Bullock 36 7-14 6-6 1-4 3 1 27,
Traylor 20 4-5 1-2 4-6 2 5 9
Mitchell 23 3-12 2-3 3-3 4 3 9
Fife 16 1-3 0-0 1-1 22 3
Morton 2 0.0 0-0 1-1 0 2.0
Totals 200 2763 17-22 18-29 1521 83
FG%: ..429. FT%: .773. Three-point goals: 12-
28 29 (Bullock 7-11, Conlan 2-6, Fife 1-
1,Mitchell 1-5, White 1-5). Blocks: 1 (White)'
Turnovers: 18 (Baston 4, Taylor 3, Traylor 3.
White 3, Conlan 2, Bullock, Fife, Mitchell).
Steals: 4 (Conlan 2, Baston, Fife). Technical
Fouls: none.
INDIANA (99)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A O-T A F PTS
Evans 40 10-14 6-8 3-8 11 2 29
Patterson 21 2-7 4-4 0-3 4 4 9
Lindeman 29 8-11 1-8 3-3 0 5 17'
Miller 38 3-5 2-2 1-3 5 1 8
Reed 40 9-14 0-0 1-2 4 1 26
Mandeville 14 2-3 0-0 1-4 1 2 4
Mujezinovic 10 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 0 4
Eggers 6 1-2 0-0 2-5 0 1 2
Lemme 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 0
Totals 200 37-59 13-22 12-30 2717 99
FG%: .627. FT%: .591. Three-point goals: 12-
18, .667 (Reed 8-11, Evans 3-4; Patterson 1-2,
Miller 0-1). Blocks: 4 (Lindeman 2, Miller,
Patterson). Turnovers: 14 (Evans 4, Mandeville
2, Miller 2, Mujezinovic 2, Eggers, Lindeman,
Patterson, Reed). Steals: 7 (Lindeman 2, Miller
2, Reed 2, Mandeville). Technical Fouls: none.
Michigan. 43 40 - 83
Indiana... 46 53 - 99
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