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MEN'S
BASKETBALL
OHIO STATE 55,
Northwestern 40
(8) CINCINNATI 69,
St. Louis 56
(10) MARYLAND 73
Florida State 57
(25) Charleston 85,
Florida Int'l 81

SMU at
(5) UTAH, inc.
(24) UCLA at
(11) ARIZONA, inc.
Rice at
(13) N. MEXICO, inc.
Oregon State at
(22) STANFORD, inc.
Ala.-Birmingham at
(23) TULANE, inc.

WOMEN'S
BASKETBALL
GEORGIA TECH 72,
(9) Virginia 60
(10) Florida 77,
KENTUCKY 53
G. Washington 81,
XAVIER (Ohio) 64
(1) Connecticut at
GEORGETOWN, inc.

(3) Stanford at
OREGON STATE, inc.
Southern at
(13) LSU, inc.
PRO
BASKETBALL
MIAMI 106,
Indiana 90
NEW YORK 107,
Philadelphia 92

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Friday
February 14, 1997

12

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Hoosiers
remain a
threat to
Michigan
By Wil McCahill
Daily Sports Editor
After almost a week off, the
Michigan men's basketball team is
ready to get back to business. And
who better to go to work against than
rival Indiana?
Although the Hoosiers only
reached the .500 mark in Big Ten
play Tuesday, the team is getting
back to the form that helped it win
thepreseason NIT. Indiana (6-6 Big
Ten, 19-7 overall) is riding a two-
game winning streak, having clob-
bered both Ohio State and Penn
Stale on their recent visits to
Blcoomington.
FPor their part, the No. 14
Wolverines (7-4, 17-6) have revenge
on their minds, hoping to repay the
Hoosiers for a 72-70 loss Jan. 21.
" We didn't go down to Indiana
and play as hard and as smart as we
should have," junior forward Jerod
Ward said. "We need to come out
fro# the jump in this game and play
as hard as we can."
Sophomore guard Louis Bullock,
whse potential game-winning 3-
pointer clanged off the rim as time
expired in the last meeting, said that
the: key to beating Indiana this time
ardund will be to get everyone on the
same page.
"We really didn't execute until
late in the second half (in the last
meeting," he said. "We just have to
come out right off the bat and try to
execute our game plan."
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said
he is particularly anxious to have the
Wolverines rebounding better than
they have lately. Michigan has only
outrebounded an opponent once in
the last seven games, and has been
outmuscled on the glass the past four
contests.
"We've got to do a better job of
offensive rebounding," Fisher said.
"If we get more second chances,
we'll have more free throws."
He also said the big men need to
get the ball in the post more often
than in the first meeting.
"We're looking to have our post
players get a piece of the paint, then
throw it to them. We need to get
more post touches in the post, not six
feet off the blocks."
Feor the Wolverines to gain their
fourth-consecutive victory over the
Hoosiers at Crisler Arena - some-
thing that hasn't been done since the
early 1970s - they will need to
hold off an Indiana squad energized
by an injection of youth during the

Carr shuffles

coaching staff
3 change titles, 1 line coach hired

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
A game of musical coaches was
played at Schembechler Hall yester-
day, and when it was over, Michigan
football coach Lloyd Carr
announced that one coach had found
himself a new school and three oth-
ers had gained new job titles.
And there might be more to come.
"Anytime you make coaching
changes, you have to analyze your
strengths," Carr said in a news con-
ference. "That's what we've done."
Mike DeBord, assistant head
coach and interior offensive line
coach the past two seasons, is now
offensive coordinator, replacing new
assistant head coach Fred Jackson.
DeBord, who turned down an
offer in December to be head coach
at Western Michigan, will also
coach tight ends and tackles,
because former offensive line coach
Bobby Morrison has been moved to
special teams. Morrison may also
coach an offensive line position, but
Carr said he is hoping to find some-
one else.
"We still might have one move to
make," Carr said.
Terry Malone, a Detroit native,
has been hired to replace DeBord as
interior offensive line coach. He was
offensive line coach for Dan
Henning at Boston College in 1996
and had accepted the offensive line
position at Maryland in December.
But the decision to come to
Michigan was easy, he said. Malone
graduated from Detroit Catholic
Central High School in 1978 and
served as an assistant at Bowling
Green from 1986-95.
"If it had been any other place, I
couldn't have left (Maryland)," said
Malone, glancing down at his gold
watch with the Mid-American
Conference logo on its face.
"This is for the two champi-
onships we won at BG. I'm looking
forward to replacing it as soon as I
can."
Becoming offensive coordinator
shouldn't be a shock to DeBord. He
has been deeply involved with the
offense, working with tackles and
tight ends and often helping Jackson
call running plays.
He said his offensive philosophy
won't be too novel. He wants to
establish the running game, score

inside the 20-yard line, and disci-
pline an offense that turned over tho
ball 25 times last season.
"We need to be able to run the ball
to compete," DeBord said. "Our red-
zone attack is very important: too,
and everybody knows it.
"I enjoyed watching what Green
Bay did this year. their blocking
schemes, back sets. Brett Favre
makes plays, but they really'know
how to control the football. They'r
a ball-control team, and we havet
be, too."
As for Jackson, Carr said liis'new
job will help him become a head
coach.
"Fred will have a lot more admin-
istrative responsibilities, such as dis-
cipline and eligibility concerns,"
Carr said. "He is tremendously vell-
respected by players and staff,, and
he will still have an impact on the
offense."
Morrison, a former linebackers
coach, was rumored to be a candi-
date to replace Jim Herrmann on
defense.
Herrmann was promoted -from
linebackers coach to defensive coor-
dinator after Greg Mattison l ft in
December to become defensive
coordinator at Notre Dame, leaving
a position open.
But Carr said Morrison has *
"great love for special teams,'" the
Wolverines need a lot of work in that
area, and that another defensive
coach isn't needed.
"We have had the luxury to have
two defensive coaches in the past,"
Carr said. "This will not be a prob-
lem."
SITTING OUT: Starting defensive
end David Bowens, who, set
Michigan's single-season - sac
record with 12 last season, will no
participate in spring practice. He.has
"things he has to get cleared up,"
said Carr, who indicated one or-two
others may sit out as well. Sources
close to the team say one of those
players might be wide receiver
Tyrone Butterfield.
Tackle Jeff Backus went from 280
pounds to 241 after suffering a rup-
tured appendix recently and wi*
miss practice, as will Chris floyd,
who recently underwent shpiilder
surgery. Tackle Paul Tanious
(shoulder) will participate on ,a slim-
ited basis.

Guard Travis Conlan likes to hang out near the top of the key, but the Wolverines have been so poor on the offensive
rebounding front lately, they may need him - and every one of his teammates - to help out, regardless of position.

last few games.
Displeased with lack of perfor-
mance from his upperclassmen,
Indiana coach Bobby Knight has
called on freshmen A.J. Guyton and
Jason Collier to lead the team.
And both have given the General
what he ordered. Guyton tossed in
21 points from the guard spot in the
blowout of Penn State, and Collier is
averaging almost 10 points and six
boards per game as the team's main
big man.

Not that the upperclassmen should
be forgotten.
Junior forward Andrae Patterson,
hobbled recently by an ankle injury,
will bring his 15.3 points per game
off the bench.
And junior guard Neil Reed has a
history of big games against
Michigan, including a 20-point
effort in the last meeting. Junior for-
ward Charlie Miller is coming off a
season-high 22-point outburst
against the Nittany Lions.

Nothing could be further from the
Wolverines' thoughts, however. The
team has gotten its own house in
order this week, and that, Ward said,
is the key to paying the Hoosiers
back.
"We're not really worrying about
other teams as we are about our-
selves," he said.
"If we try to put more emphasis on
the things we do well, that'll cover
up a lot of things that the other team
does."

The times they are a-changin'
Several coaching changes for the Michigan football team were announced la a
press conference yesterday. Here is a breakdown of what's up:

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'M' soccer signs recruits

Coach Former title
Mike DeBord Assistant head coach/
Interior offensive line coach
Bobby Morrison Offensive line coach
Terry Malone Offensive line coach (B.C.).
Fred Jackson Offensive coordinator

Current title
Offensive coordinator
Special teams coach
Interior offensive line coach
Assistant head coach

From staff reports
Two new recruits will suit up for
Michigan women's soccer coach
Debbie Belkin next season: Erin Gilhart
from West Chester, Ohio, and Carissa
Stewart of Topsam, Maine.
Yesterday, both signed national let-
ters of intent to play for the Wolverines
in 1997.

Gilhart, a midfielder at Lakota High
School, was named to the 1996
NSCAA/Umbro national-level All-
American team and led Lakota to a No.
8 ranking in 1993.
Stewart, a goalkeeper, led Mt. Ararat
High School to a Class A state champi-
onship in 1996 and was an All-State and
All-New England selection.

Schedule
Today
Hockey vs. Notre Dame, Yost Ice Arena, 7 p.m.
Women's basketball vs. Penn State, Crisler Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Men's swimming and diving hosts the Michigan Open, Canham Nat., 5 p.m
Men's swimming & diving at U.S.S. Nationals, Buffalo, N.Y., all day
Women's swimming and diving hosts the Michigan Open, Canham Nat., 5 p.m.
Men's track and field at Eastern Michigan Invitational, Ypsilanti, all day
Women's track and field at Eastern Michigan Invitational, Ypsilanti, all day,
Women's gymnastics vs. Oregon State, Cliff Keen Arena, 7 p.m.

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