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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, January 29, 1996 --58

oad treats Blue poorly
olverines have won only 4 of 10 while travelling
y Michael Rosenberg not been the only demons for Michigan
Daily Sports Writer on the road. The fans in Indiana and
IOWA CITY- This just in, courtesy Iowa are among the loudest in the na- Lif toug on
f the Fictional Memo Department: tion. the road. We have
,: Jack Kerouac The Wolverines have also had prob-
rrom: Steve Fisher lems with the officiating lately. Maceo lost two in a row
Re: On the road Baston, Robert Traylor and Maurice
Jack, Taylor all got into foul trouble in on the road.
Shove it. Bloomington, and Louis Bullock picked
Steve up four first-half fouls yesterday. IWinning on te
If the Michigan men's basketball "They did some things that we
coach hasn't read Kerouac's famous couldn't do," Traylor said after the In- road) is our next
book, "On the Road," he likely won't diana game. "They were getting away
anytime soon. At this point of the sea- with things that we couldn't get away challenge$.
son, Fisher wants nothing to do with the with. They got calls we weren't getting. - Steve Fisher
road. It might lead to some basketball But it's something you have to expect
a~a, where his team might have to on the road." Michigan basketball coach
play agame, andthatjusthasn't worked Bullock made similar claims about orous for the rest of the season. Michi-
very well lately. Michigan has lost six his fourth foul-a charge-yesterday. gan has only five remaining road games,
of its 10 games away from home, in- "I should have known I would get called and two of those - at Northwestern
cluding three of four in the conference. for that on the road," Bullock said. and Ohio State - should be fairly easy
"Life is tough on the road," Fisher Michigan's earlier road losses came victories.
said. "We have lost two in a row on the against Arizona', Georgia Tech, Wis- The good news for the Wolverines is
road. (Winning on the road) is our next consin and UNLV. The Arizona and that their next game is at home. The bad
challenge." Georgia Tech games were played at news is that it is against Purdue. The
The Wolverines lost, 99-83, at Indi- Madison Square Garden in New York, Boilermakers have won have two oftheir
a Tuesday before falling, 70-61, at but the Wolverines were clearly not the last three games against Michigan.
14a yesterday. In both games, Michi- fan favorite in either game. Arizona Michigan cannot afford to lose many
gan had to deal with an opposing player brought a large contingent of support- more games if it is going to win the Big
- or players - having a career game. ers, and Georgia Tech freshman Stephon Ten title. Penn State currently leads the
For the Hoosiers, Bryan Evans, Todd Marbury - a native New Yorker - conference at 6-1.
Lindeman and Neil Reed each played drew a large crowd. Of course, the season is still young.
spectacularly. Yesterday, the The flip side of the coin is that the "I guarantee Penn State will have a
Hawkeyes' Andre Woolridge scored Wolverines have dominated at home. hard time when they come (to Iowa)
28 points, tying his best performance as They have not lost since last Super and when they go to Indiana," Fisher
a collegian. Bowl Sunday against St. John's. said. "This may be a year when 13-5
The guys in the white uniforms have And the schedule is not quite so rig- ties for the Big Ten title."

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7
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Left: Michigan's
Maceo Baston
topples as Andre
Woolridge (5)
scores two of his
game-high 28
points.
Right: First-half
action yesterday
finds Iowa's Jess
Settles driving
around Baston
and Albert White.
AP PHOTOS

Medium-sized Hawkeyes are big rebounders

By Barry Sollenberger
Daily Sports Editor
IOWA CITY -The Iowa H awkeyes don't
boast the biggest lineup in the nation.
Their starting frontcourt consists of 6-foot-8
Russ Millard, 6-foot-7 Jess Settles and 6-
foot-5 Kenyon Murray.
But, man, can they re-
bound.
Before yesterday's 70-61
win over Michigan, Iowa it
was outrebounding oppo-
nents by 12.3 rebounds per
game, tops in the country. Notebook
Iowa has more than doubled
its opponent's rebounds in
six games, including wins
over Ohio, Drake, East Ten- --
nessee State, Northern Iowa,
Texas Southern and Morehead State.
Strong rebounding has been a trademark of
Iowa coach Tom Davis' teams during his 10
years at the school.
The Hawkeyes led the nation in rebounding
margin in 1987, 1989 and 1993. So how did the
Hawkeyes fare yesterday against the Wolver-
ines?
They went out and got outrebounded, 45-33.
"It sure looked to me like (the Wolverines)
gave an unbelievable effort," Davis said. "Es-

pecially in the second half. You saw the way
they went to the boards and how it got them
back in the game."
Yesterday marked the fourth time Iowa lost
the battle of the boards this season. The
Hawkeyes lost the other three times.
KINGS-BoaB: Iowa's Chris Kingsbury is
not afraid to let it fly from beyond the are. He
holds the school record for 3-point field goals
in a game (9), season (117) and career (207).
He also holds the top 11 slots in the Hawkeye
record book for 3-point field goal attempts in
a game.
Kingsbury also draw some oohs and ahhs
from the crowd when he fires from the 30-foot
range.
"Chris has the ability to maintain his form
all the way out to halfcourt," Davis said, at the
preseason media conference.
Kingsbury certainly didn't change his game
plan against Michigan.
ie attempted 10 treys and was successful
only once. For the game, Kingsbury was I for
13 from the field for three points.
"Chris had a lot of good looks," Davis said.
"I don't think he forced one ofthem. It wasjust
one of those days for him."
BU LL'S EVE: The Wolverines have their own
long-range bomber in the form of Louis Bul-
lock.

The freshman guard was 3 of 6 from down-
town against Iowa and finished with 15 points
overall. His three treys yesterday gave him 49
for the year and moved him past Dugan Fife
and Rumeal Robinson into fifth place on
Michigan's season list.
TURNOvERs!: The Wolverines again had
trouble holding onto the ball yesterday. Their
23 turnovers on the day give them 363 for the
season, compared to just 273 assists.
"We didn't do a good job with decision-
making," Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"It looked like all we had to do was shoot it,
and we would pass and turn it over."
The Hawkeyes' defense contributed to the
Wolverines' turnover woes. Iowa started the
game in man-to-man but switched to a zone
defense after Michigan grabbed a quick 12-5
lead.
"It was clear early that (man-to-man)
wouldn't work," Davis said. "Our zone was
really strong, no question about it."
BENCH-LESS: The Wolverines also got little
help from their bench yesterday. Willie
Mitchell (four points) and Robert Traylor (two)
were the only Michigan non-starters to score.
At the half, the Wolverine bench was a
combined 0 for 8 from the field, 0 for 3 from
3-point land and 0 for 2 from the line.
That's a lot of zeros.

MICHIGAN(61) -
FG FT RE
MIN M-A M-A
Taylor 33 7-15 3-56-4 I 1
White 20 4-6 4-4
Baston 21 3-4 1-2
Conlon 39 1-4 0-0 02 0 3
Bullock 31 5-13 2-2
Traylor 19 1-7 0-0
Mitchell 26 2-8 0-2
Fife 9 0-3 0-0
Morton 1 0-0 0-0 0
Oliver 1 0-0 0-0 00 0 0

RES
G-T
6-14
3-4
1-3
0-z
0-0
5-7
3-7
0-0
0-1
o-0

A
0
2
8
1
1
1
1
0
0

Fi
a
s
2
2
1
a

_I
PTS
17 #
13
7f
3'
15
2
4
0
0
0

No. 3 Kansas, No. 4 UConn roll

Totals 200 23-60 10.15 20-45 1321 61
FG%: .383. FT%: .667. Three-point goals: 5-15,
.333 (Bullock 3-6, White 1-2, Conlon 1-3,
Mitchell 0-2, Fife 0-2). Blocks: 5 (Taylor).
Turnovers: 23 (White, Conlon, Traylor 4, Bullock-
3, Taylor, Baston Mitchell 2, Fife, Morton).
Steals: 8 (Conlon 3, White 2, Bullock, Traylor,
Mitchell). Technical Fouls: none.

The Associated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. - Paul Pierce scored 25 points
and No. 3 Kansas used a 21-6 run early in the
nd half Sunday to blow open a close game and
i Nebraska 88-73 for coach Roy Williams'
200th career victory.
Kansas held a 36-35 halftime lead, but three
consecutive 3-pointers to open the second half
sparked the decisive run. Two free throws by
Jacque Vaughn gave Kansas its largest lead, 61-
43, with 12 minutes remaining in the game.
Kansas (16-1, 4-0 Big Eight) forced Nebraska
into 22 turnovers and outrebounded the Huskers
(15-5, 3-2) 42-33, including a 20-9 margin on the
( nsive boards.
.only Everett Case of North Carolina State has
more wins in his first eight seasons, with 213.
Williams can pass him by season's end.
No. 4 CONNECTICUT 76, VIRGINIA 46
HARTFORD, Conn. - Ray Allen scored 24

points and keyed a 17-0 run in the first half as No.
4 Connecticut beat Virginia 76-46 on Sunday and
extended its winning streak to a school-record 18
games.
Allen, who couldn't seem to shake a pesky
Curtis Staples in the first seven minutes, finally
got going with a 3-pointer and had 18 points before
halftime.
The Huskies (19-1) held the Cavaliers (7-9) to
7-for-27 shooting from the field in the first halfand
led 39-18 at the break. Virginia's leading scorer,
Harold Deane, didn't hit from the field until five
minutes into the second half.
Rashamel Jones added 12 points and Rudy
Johnson had I I for the Huskies, who held the
Cavaliers to their lowest point total this season,
two less than the 48 they scored against Vanderbilt.
Courtney Alexander finished with 10 points for
Virginia, which dropped its fourth straight game
and the sixth of its last eight.

IoWA (70)

Murray
Settles
Millard
Woolridge
Kingsbury
Koch
Helmers
Bowen
Glasper
Totals

MIN
31
28
23
34
29
14
10
14
17

FQ
M-A
6-9
2-6
1-7
10-13
1-13
1-6
2-2
1-2
1-2

FT
MA
1-2
6-8
0-1
5-5
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
0-0

RES
o-T
1-3
2-5
2-5
1-3
0.2
1-2
1-2
3-4
0-2

A
1
9
3
2
1
0
2
1
0

F
0
3
4
2
1
1
2
2
2

PTS
14
12
2
28
3
2
4
3
2
70

IOWA
Continued from Page 1B
Wolverines then called timeout to re-
group, a tactic that proved successful, at
least temporarily. Michigan's Albert
White nailed a 3-pointer, sparking a 11-2
burst that closed the lead to 54-47.
But then Iowa opened the gap once
again. Mon'ter Glasper hit a jumper.
Michigan's Maceo Baston made a free
throw, but Woolridge came back and
made a 3-pointer. The Wolverines would
score consecutive baskets only once more,
in the final 30 seconds of the contest. By
that time, it was hardly a contest.
Woolridge was a big reason why.
"We had a great game," said Iowa
coach Tom Davis. "The beauty of a point
guard isthatyoucan
have a really great
game without scor-
ing20. Youcanhave
a great game scor-
ing two."
Woolridge had a
really great game
while scoring 28,
tying his career-
high. He hit 10 of13
shots, including all Woorldge
three of his 3-point
attempts. Bullock guarded Woolridge in
the first half, but Travis Conlan covered
him after Bullock's fourth foul.
"Bullock getting in foul trouble prob-
,.L1_. 1 , , 1 l .,.:. -

200 250 13-18 14-33 1917

FG%: .417. FT%:.722. Three-point goals: 7-21,
.333 (Woolridge 3-3, Murray 1-1, Settles 2-4,
Kingsbury 1-10, Glasper 0-1, Koch 0-2). Blocks:
2 (Millard, Woolridge) Turnovers: 14 (Woolridge
5, Settles, Koch, Helmers 2, Murray, Millard,
Kingsbury) steals: 11 (Settles, Woolridge 3,
Bowen, Glasper 2, Millard 1) Technical Fouls:
none.
Iowa-....-.... 39 31-70
Michigan........... 30 31-61
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