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PENN STATE 67,
(16) Iowa 65
(14) SO. CAR. 74,
(17) WEST VA. 76,
(23) FLA. STATE 64,
N.C Sta 52
(25) MICH. ST. 84,
OHIO STATE 62
(1) TENNESSEE 102,
(17) Georgia 43
(2) Connecticut 81.
(5) Texas Tech 64.
OKLA. STAE 51
(6 EDE.J 66,
MA MI 86,
New York 82
SAN ANTONIO 109,
L.A. Clippers 86
January 29. 1998
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By Dan Stillman
Daily Sports Writer
This weekend is big for the Michigan basketball
team. In fact, it's probably fair to say tonight's game
against No. 10 Purdue at Crisler Arena and
Sunday's game at No. 16 Iowa constitute the most
important two-game stretch for the 19th-ranked
Wolverines in a
very, very long
Tonight These two games
No. 19 Michigan vs. may be even bigget
No. 10 Purdue than 6-foot-8, 300-
Crisier Arena pound Robert
8 p.m. Traylor himself.
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Virginia poses the first threat of the season to the
Wolverines in addition to being their home opener.
Cavs fir t up
By Mark Francescutti
Daily Sports Writer
No more tournaments for practice or individual glory. The
time has come for the Michigan men's tennis team to come
together and finally play matches that count, starting this
Sunday at home.
The first home competition of the year for No. 42 Michigan
and the first dual match of the season begins with a tough com-
petitor, No. 31 Virginia.
Virginia boasts some tough competition for the Wolvennes.
The Cavaliers have top singles and doubles tandems including
nationally ranked Hyon Yoo, who came away with a second-
place singles showing at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational.
*Bear Schofield joins up with Justin Smith to form a doubles
team ranked 42nd in the nation.
Virginia also gained two new players this season, Huntly
Montgomery and Brian Vahaly, who make up the seventh-
ranked doubles team for their region.
"Virginia's a tough team," senior captain Brook Blain said.
"Last year we saw them at a tournament, they had a good team,
so were expecting them to come in and have a good match+"
The Wolverines might have the experience edge after playing
See CAVS Page 14
No. 19 Michigan at No.
stand now in the Big Ten, after
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teams are playing,
it's possible to lose
one of these two
and still win the
Big Ten," Traylor
said, "But we don't
want to put our-
selves in that
The way things
Michigan State beat
.,.... i. 4Indiana last night, the Wolverines (5-2 Big Ten)
s .rtrail the Spartans by one 1/2 games. Also at 5-2 in
the conference and tied with the Wolverines for 2nd
are Purdue and Illinois. The Hoosiers conme in next
$ at 5-3, followed by Iowa (4-3).
All this means is that wins over both the
Boilermakers and Hawkeyes would put the
Wolverines in the driver's seat in the Big Ten race,
two losses would be devastating andaspiwol
be di tppoing but probably not impossible to
See JUDGMENT, Page 15A
Guard Robbie Reid and the rest of the Wolverines hope they won't be tripped up this weekend as two conference foes loom this
weekend. Michigan faces Purdue tonight at home, then travels to play Iowa on Sunday.
Swimmers look to topple Indiana
By Rick Freeman
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's swimming and
diving team will walk into Canham
Natatorium Saturday morning to find
things just a little different.
The scent of chlorine will still hang
in the humid air, but the lane markers
will be maize and blue instead of white
and the usually bare bleachers will be
spangled with fans and parents..
For nearly half the team members,
this will be the first time they've heard
starting bells since early December.
"We need to catch up," Michigan
coach Jon Urbanchek said, explaining
that a series of extra-mural meets,
including the 1997 World
Championships in Australia, has inter-
rupted the Wolverines'training schedule.
The split squad meets, the traveling,
the hectic schedules; they all come to
an end on Saturday. This dual is the
first of four conference meets, none of
which -requires travel any farther than
The high noon showdown, as
Urbanchek described it, will be the first
Big Ten meet for both the seventh-
ranked Wolverines and the unranked
Hoosiers. It also marks the first taste of
competition in more than a month for
some of the Wolverines.
But half the team is still recovering
from their recent jaunt to Texas for the
Dallas Morning News Classic - a trip
that came on the heels of their trip to the
1997 World Championships in
The swimmers who haven't seen
action since December practiced all
break, which in this sport means ...
well, lots of swimming. And lots of
See HOOSIERS, Page 13A
After separating for some time to participate in split squad meets, the Michigan men's swimming and diving team Is reunited
this weekend to face Indiana in the first conference meet of the season for the Wolverines.
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