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hat much better toward tournament
time (if we win).
"These are big games for us. No
one on this team has a Big Ten ring,
and everybody wants one."
The key to what kind of momen-
tum the Wolverines come out of this
weekend with may turn out to be
the game in Iowa City.
Michigan is 8-2 overall and per-
ect in the Big Ten at home this sea-
son.But away from Crisler it is a
different story.
Three out of Michigan's five
losses have happened on the road.
And the Wolverines didn't even
come close against the Hoosiers in
Bloomington and, most recently, at
Illinois on Sunday.
The Wolverines shot a season-
low .333 from the floor against the
Fighting Illini in a game that saw
he Wolverines come out of the gate
flat and fall behind big, early.
Despite cutting the Illinois lead to
three by halftime, the Wolverines
did not score in the first four min-
utes of the second half and lost, 64-
All season, the Wolverines and
coach Brian Ellerbe have talked
about matching and surpassing
their opponent's intensity.
"I think our guys understand we
didn't come out with enough fire,"
Ellerbe said. "We need to create as
much energy as possible."
But the Wolverines realize that
they also need to just play some
good ball.
"We're playing good enough on
defense," Conlan said. "We're just
not executing (on offense).
"We definitely need to execute on
ffense. Because, if we don't, we're
just running around like chickens
with our heads cut off."
Unlike against some of the lower
echelon teams in the conference,
the Wolverines will probably need
superior defense and offense to
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placed second in the event with a per-
sonal best of 9.70.
Golder said that having already faced
Big Ten heavy-weights Penn State and
Iowa will give the Wolverines a slight
mental advantage going into Saturday's
"Before the final event (last week-
end) we were only behind Penn State
by nine-tenths of a point, and the
*uys really view Penn State as the
second strongest team in the Big
Ten," Golder said. "It helped them to

handle the Boilermakers and
Hawkeyes, which average 85.5 and
83.2 points per game, respectively.
One of the keys to stopping coach
Gene Keady's Boilermakers' attack
will be containing Purdue's all-time
three-point field goal leader Chad
A preseason candidate for the
John Wooden National Player of the
Year Award, Austin is a threat inside
and outside the arc, and on defense.
"He's the heart and soul of that
team," Ellerbe said.
The marquee matchup to watch in
the paint will be between Traylor
and Purdue center Brad Miller.
Traylor and the Wolverines will
not only want to keep the
Boilermakers' leading rebounder
and second-leading scorer away
from the basket, but also off the
free-throw line. Miller, who is
shooting 77.6 percent from the line,
has netted a team-leading 118 free
Brian Cardinal has the second-
most points from the charity stripe
with 67.
In fact, the Wolverines could do
well to keep all the Boilermakers
away from the stripe, as Purdue is
shooting a Big Ten-best 78.2 per-
cent from the foul line in confer-
ence play.
Traylor and the Wolverines would
also like to keep Miller and the
Boilermakers away from the free-
throw line.
"We got to get on those guys
(Austin and Miller) early," Conlan
said. "So that they don't get the rest
of the team going."
Should the Wolverines get off to
a good start offensively against
Iowa - something they have not
managed to do consistently on the
road - they may be able to frus-
trate the Hawkeyes, who seem to be
going in the wrong direction.
After starting the season 13-1, the
Hawkeyes are 2-4 in their last six
games, including yesterday night's
loss by one point to the Nittany
be a little more confident."
Illinois had a strong showing at the
Windy City Invitational earlier this
month. The Illini placed second under
Iowa with what has been their strongest
showing to date.
Michigan finished fourth at the same
invitational, but has since improved its
point total by three, putting the teams
into a deadlocked position in the nation-
al and Big Ten standings.
Tenths of points are what separated
the teams in each event, but as they
square off this Saturday there's only one
guarantee - one of them is going to

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will soon be available for
$20. The books are on sale
at the Daily's offices and
at local stores.

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The Michigan men's basketball team plays Purdue and Iowa this weekend - two
games whose importance dwarfs even center Robert Traylor's considerable bulk.

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