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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, January 22, 1997-13

HOOSIERS
tlid > Peg. 11
red a bst 27, hitting on 8-of-
11 3-pointers.
Following Reed on the Indiana
sccard was freshman point guard
A.J. Guyton, who scored all of his 15
points in the second half.
Indiana built its lead to 11, 42-31,
going into halftime and maintained a
double-digit lead for most of the sec-
ond half, reaching its maximum of 15
V65-50 with just under 10 minutes
remaining.
.Then Michigan went on a 10-0 run,
sending a scare into the raucous
Assembly Hall crowd. But layups from
Reed and Mujezinovic, followed by a
frey from Reed, brought the lead to 72-
62.
The Hoosiers went silent offensively
after that, missing their last nine shots
and allowing Michigan one final spurt.
Baskets from Brandun Hughes,
ylor and two from Maceo Baston set
the stage for a thrilling final three min-
utes.
However, neither team would score
after that. Bullock had another wide-
open three with 90 seconds left, and
Mujezinovic picked off a Ward pass
with just under a minute to play. With
eight seconds remaining, the stage was
set for Bullock's final 3-point attempt.
Hughes pushed the ball up the court
'd immediately found Bullock stand-
ing behind the arc, at the right of the
key. Without a Hoosier within an arm's
length of him, Bullock let it go.
"He arched it a little more than he
normally would," Fisher said. "But I've
seen him make more of those than he
misses:."
Taylor led the Wolverines with 16
points, his highest output since he tal-
lied 19 against St. John's, 12 games
,9o. Baston netted 14, hitting every
shot he took - three field goals and
eight free throws.
"We allowed external things to frus-
trate us. Rather than dealing with what
youcan control, we fretted and worried
and complained too much.
"We gave them too many things that
good teams don't do.'
ICHIGAN (70)
FS FT RNO
MIN M*A *A TA F PS
Taylor 37 5.12 6-8 2-6 0 1 16
Ward 27 4-10 0-0 3-4 1 3 10
Traylor 13 3-5 1-2 1-1 1 5 7
Bullock 35 4-13 0.0 13 2 3 10
Conlan 28 03 44 03 4 1 4
Baston 27 3-3 8-8 3-9 0 2 14
Hughes 32 448 0-01-3149
Vignier 1 0-0 00 00 0 0 0
Totals 200 23-6419-2212-319 19 70
FG%: .426. Fr%: .864. 3-point F: 5-17,
.294 (Ward 2-6, Bullock 2-6, Conlan 0-3,
ughes 12). Blocks: 1 (Traylor). Stols: 3
ard, Bullock, Conlan). Technical Fouls: 1.
INDIANA (72)
FG FTURB
MIN E-A MAOT4A FPTS
Miller 40 37 44.92410
Mujez'vic 27 4-6 1-1 1-5 2 3 9
Collier 11 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 4 4
Reed 37 7-16 3-4 1-5 2 3 20
Quyton 30 512 2-2 1-3 2 0 15
s .28 37 3 4 1-2 4 0 10
Mandeville 17 2-4 0-0 1-3 1 4 4
Eggers 10 0-1 0-2 0-2 1 0 0
Is 200 2655131711314 1872
G% .473. FT%: .765.3-point F2: 7-21,
.;33 (Miller 0-2, Reed 3-9, Guyton 3-7,
Lewis 1-2, Mandeville 0-1). Blocks: 2
)er. Steals: 2 (Mujez'vic, Eggers).
~cbnical Fouls: none.
-Michigan ..........31 39 -70
; Indiana------42 3072
At: Assembly Hal
' A: 17,310

Knee injury keeps
Patterson sidelined
Baston way above career clip at foul line

By Aan Oldenb'.h
Daily Sports Editor
BLOOMINGTON - The much-anticipated
Maurice Taylor-Andrae Patterson matchup
never materialized.
Patterson, Indiana's 6-foot-8 power forward,
who leads the Hoosiers in both scoring (16.4
points per game) and rebounding (7.4 rebounds

per game), suffered an injury
to his left knee in practice
Monday and sat out last
night's game.
But Indiana coach Bob
Knight may have had other
plans for Patterson anyway.
The junior from Abilene,
Texas, posted conference sea-
son-lows in points (nine) and
rebounds (four) in Indiana's

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last game, a 70-53 loss to Purdue on Saturday.
KEEP THOSE CHAIRS DOWN: Everyone
remembers Knight's most infamous tirade, and
the Assembly Hall staff has done something to
prevent it from happening again.
Eleven years ago, Knight became so incensed
at a referee during a game that he tossed one of
the folding chairs from his team's bench across
the floor.
At first, the chairs were chained together to
prevent anyone from picking them up.
Since then, the arena crew has loosened its
grip on the seats. They are now held together by
wire.
But that just means that Knight will have to
bring a pair of wire cutters to games.
THAT'S WHY THEY CALL 'EM FREE: Michigan
has historically been a poor team from the foul
line. But one Wolverine is trying to do his part
to change his end of the bargain.
Maceo Baston hit all eight of his free-throw
attempts last night, raising his success rate this
season to 70.5 percent. Over the last four
games, Baston is 15 for 18, a .833 clip. Coming

into the season, Baston was a career .627 shoot-
er from the charity stripe.
Overall, the Wolverines were shooting .664
for the season from the line coming into last
night's game.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY!: Yesterday was
Indiana forward Haris Mujezinovic's birthday,
and he received a great birthday present - a
win over rival Michigan.
"It was happy, real happy,"
he said, as he held a personal
post-game pizza.
Hopefully he got some
cake, too.
Before tipoff, the Indiana
pep-band sang "Happy
Birthday" to the 23-year-old
tower from Sarajevo.
And then he stepped onto
the court against the Baston
Wolverines and finished with nine points on 4-
of-6 shooting. He also grabbed five boards.
SUPER SCORING: For the first time since the
1989 national championship team, Michigan
has five players averaging in double figures in
scoring.
Louis Bullock leads the way at 15.7, followed
by Taylor at 12.3 and Robert Traylor with 11.6.
Baston has pushed his average into double fig-
ures just recently, and is at 10.5. Jerod Ward'
career-high 19 against Purdue last Thursday
helped put him over the hump, where he cur-
rently sits at 10.1.
And if Brandun Hughes had scored two m'ore
points last night, he would have also joined the
"10-point club." Hughes is currently averaging
9.8 points. Hughes had boosted his average in
Sunday's win over Iowa, when he scored 18
points.
The last time Michigan had six players aver-
aging more than 10 points was in 1955.
The Wolverines finished that year in a tie for
sixth place in the Big Ten.

WARREN ZINN/WaiY
The Michigan bench watches with eager anticipation as Louis Bullock attempts to defeat Indiana with a
last-second 3-pointer. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the shot was no good and Michigan lost..

RUMORE
Continued from Page 11
with his players and with frustration.
And for a while, he had every right to
rant and rave. The Hoosiers were doing
a number on the Wolverines and there
was nothing Fisher could do.
The Wolverines had a goal - win
three straight - to get back into con-
tention for the Big Ten title.
And they didn't get the job done, and
he was disappointed.
It began with early foul trouble,
which essentially killed the Wolverines.
But it didn't kill their chance to win.
It just killed their minds.
The whistle blew early and often and
it put Michigan in severe foul trouble
early on. Robert Traylor had three fouls
by 9:44, and Ward, after the technical,
had three by 7:51.
And that was just the first half.
"We had all the opportunities in the
world and didn't take advantage of
them," Traylor said.
Maybe not, but a lot of the time, win-
ning comes from within, from maturity
and overcoming adversity.
For a while, the Wolverines had a
legitimate gripe.
Some of the calls were just bad, and
the early foul trouble prevented
Michigan from playing aggressively
and with intensity in the low post and
when going after loose balls.
You know intensity is lacking when
Travis Conlan, one of Michigan's best
defenders and most scrappy players,
watches a loose ball as it lands in an
opposing player's hands, as he did in the
first half.
But this game was big and it meant a
lot to the Wolverines. They needed to
get past their early frustration. They
needed to adjust, because it was a
Michigan-Indiana basketball game at
Assembly Hall, where basketball is as
much a part of life as waking up in the
morning and plowing the fields. Where
this rivalry runs deep, deeper than most

places in the country. Where it really
matters.
It was a Big Ten game.
"We allowed external things to frus-
trate us;' Fisher said. "You can't lose
your composure. Young kids don't
always react the way you want them to
under stressful situations.
The Wolverines should have sucked it
up and found a way to hang in and fight,
because they had to deal with some
inevitables anyway. And it didn't help
that they were hanging their heads when
that time came.
The inevitables are also known as
Indiana's patented screens.
Fundamentals and Indiana basketball go
together like peanut butter and jelly, so
the Wolverines had to know they were
coming.
The Hoosiers nailed 51.7 percent of
their shots in the first half, mostly
because of excellent screening. Indiana
is the screening team, the team with
more screens than a Home Depot.
The screens are so good and subtle
that if the Hoosiers are burying their
shots, it's usually pretty tough for them
to lose.
Roseanne Barr could bury a few with

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