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CCHA standings
Team W L T Pts.
Michigan 16 4 1 33
Michigan State 14 3 3 31
Miami (Ohio) 12 6 3 27
Northern Michigan 12 8 3 27
Ohio State 13 9 0 26
Lake Superior 9 9 4 22
Ferris State 8 9 3 19
Notre Dame 8 10 3 19
Alaska-Fairbanks 6 16 1 13
Western Michigan 4 16 1 9
Bowling Green 3 15 2 8

Heading into this past weekend,
Michigan's big-time winter sports
teams were reeling. The
hockey team was swept last
weekend for the first time in
more than a year, and the
men's basketball team had
lost two in a row in its most
important regular-season
stretch to date. But after the
past weekend, Red Berenson
and Brian Ellerbe can start
their work weeks with smiles
on their faces. The hockey team swept
a home-and-home series against Notre
Dame and the hoopsters visited Iowa
and won convincingly.

Big Ten
Team
Michigan State
Purdue
Illinois
Michigan
Indiana
Iowa
Penn State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Northwestern
Ohio State

standings
Conf. Overall
8-1 15-4
7-2 19-4
7-2 15-7
6-3 16-6
6-3 15-6
4-4 15-6
3-5 10-8
3-6 10-11
2-7 9-11
1-7 8-10
0-7 7-13

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JOHN KRAFT/Daily
Ichigan's Matt Herr had a goal and an assist this weekend
a pair of games against Notre Dame.

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Icers win twice -
one big, one small
By Pranay Reddy
Daily Sports Writer
In the blink of an eye, the Michigan hockey team's weekend
could have ended in bitter disappointment - even after a
blowout road victory on Friday night.
The Wolverines (16-4-1 CC HA, 22-6-1 overall) pulled out a
5-4 overtime victory at home over Notre Dame (8-10-3, 13-13-
-Saturday night, after crushing the Irish, 7-2, in South Bend
Friday.
What turned out to be an exciting finish for Michigan fans
on Saturday was nearly a disaster for the Wolverines, who held
a 4-1 lead heading into the final period.
Michigan left wing Greg Crozier won the game in overtime
with his third goal of the night on a slap shot from the right
point.
"It was kind of a broken play," Crozier said. "I just picked
up the puck and saw three of the Notre Dame guys going to the
net, and I saw the goaltender come out.
"I just tried to shoot the puck as hard as I can."
With a comfortable three-goal lead in hand, Michigan coach
Red Berenson pulled starting goaltender Marty Turco at the
start of the third period in favor of backup Gregg Malicke, who
had seen action in just five games this season. And with the
lineup change, the Wolverines began flirting with disaster.
"I think Malicke came in and had a strong period, but he did-
n't get the support' Berenson said. The comeback "had noth-
ing to do with Malicke, that was just poor play in front of him.
"It was breakdowns defensively, and the penalty killing was
horrendous."
alicke started the period strong for Michigan, stoning a
akaway attempt by Notre Dame center Ben Simon just min-
utes into the thrid.
But with a high-sticking penalty on forward Scott Matzka at
6:59, Michigan's penalty-kill woes began. The Irish put in their
first man-advantage goal of the game on a one-timer by left
wing Dan Carlson on a cross-ice feed from right wing Brian
Urick.
Down two goals, the Notre Dame resurgence was in full
swing, as the Irish added a second goal just seconds later.
Notre Dame right wing Matt Van Arkel skated behind the net
and poked in a shot behind Malicke to bring the deficit to one
*1 with 10 minutes to spare.
With the defense continuing to slip, Michigan forward Scott
Matzka was whistled for a high-sticking penalty at 14:57 to
give the Irish their third power play opportunity of the period.
See IRISH, Page 4B

WARREN ZINN/Daily
Robbie Reid had five points and six assists yesterday.
Ell1rbe'proud)
after road romp
By James Goldstein
Daily Sports Writer
IOWA CITY - Iowa's ful-court and half-court traps were
supposed to fluster Michigan in rowdy Carver-Hawkeye
Arena, a place where the Wolverines haven't won since 1994.
Instead, Michigan used pressure of its own and the
Hawkeyes' trap proved to be no more than a trap ... for Iowa.
The Wolverines used a late
S Michigan 80 first-half surge, a few changing
defenses and all-around perfor-
Iowa 66 mances from their starters -
whose poised play proved crucial
when Iowa put on the pressure - to defeat the Hawkeyes,
80-66, yesterday in front of 15,500 fans at Carver-H awkeye.
The victory snapped the Wolverines' two-game losing
streak and improved their record to 6-3 in the Big Ten and 16-
6 overall. Sixteenth-ranked Iowa (4-4, 15-6) dropped its
fourth straight game, and third consecutive contest on its
home floor. The Hawkeyes hadn't lost three straight games at
Carver-H awkeye since 1991
See HAWKEYES, Page 4B
aliv4L ee oe wit/i Iowa win
OWA CITY -That thump you heard coming out of
Carver-Hawkeye Arena yesterday -- it was the sound of
the defibrillator paddles (you know, like the ones they
always use on E.R.) jumpstarting the Michigan basketball
team and reviving not only its Big Ten championship hopes
but its entire season.
Yesterday's game at lowa was
absolutely a must-win for the
Wolverines if they had any hopes of
staying in the Big Ten race. But it also
was a must-win for the momentum of
their season overall.
Sure, March is still a month away,' DAN
but after losing consecutive games to
Illinois and Purdue, it would've been STILLMAN
difficult for the Wolverines to recover Still the
had they lost to Iowa, consequently Man
losing all three games in a stretch in
which the Wolverines were looking to, at the very least, win
two out of three.
See STILLMAN, Page 4B

WARREN ZINN/Dadiy
All Iowa's Kyle Galloway could do was get out of the way of this Maceo Baston jam in yesterday's Michigan victory. Baston
scored 13 points and led all players with 12 rebounds.
'Reversal' for women's hoops
brings 'M' loss to Indiana

MARAGREL MYTR/Uaily
The senior women swimmers said goodbye to Canham
Natatorium this weekend.
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Seniors g out in
Ric ardson's 100th
Uma Subramanian
y-Sports Writer
A 68-6 record in Big Ten competition, 101 victories in 13
seasons and Big Ten champion swimmers in a variety of events
are some of the illustrious credentials of Michigan women's
swimming coach Jim Richardson. On Friday, Richardson
passed the century mark in victories when his team beat a

By B.J.Luria
Daily Sports Writer
As famous baseball player, coach and
philosopher Yogi Berra said, it was like
deja vu all over again.
Yesterday, the Michigan women's bas-
ketball team (6-5 Big Ten, 14-7 overall)
lost to Indiana, 67-58, in a game that was
eerily similar to the Wolverines' victory
in Bloomington two weeks ago. The
Hoosiers (6-5, 15-9) jumped out to a 12-
point half-
Indiana67 time lead
y e s t8yesterday
Mi;higU1 and made
their free
throws in the second half to hold off a late
Michigan run.
The last time these two teams met, on
Jan. 16, it was the Wolverines that
jumped out to the big halftime lead and
held on to win, 78-73.
"This game was probably just the
reversal of the game that was played in

Michigan scored the first eight points
of the game before its shooters went ice
cold for the rest of the first half, making
only seven of their 30 attempts.
"It was just not a very good night
shooting the basketball," Michigan coach
Sue Guevara said. "We left the lid on the
baskets for us in the first half. We had
good looks but they just didn't go."
During one 13-minute stretch in the
first half, the Wolverines were outscored
32-5, making just one field goal during
the Indiana run. Michigan cut the lead to
12 at halftime and came close to tying
late in the second half, but Indiana made
17-of-19 free throws in the half to ice it.
In addition to their shooting woes, the
Wolverines had trouble stopping
Indiana's Barnes. The senior center
scored 19 points and grabbed 10
rebounds while blocking two shots.
Barnes was 11I-of-12 from the charity
stripe, making crucial free throws.
With 4:13 left in the game, Stacey

Despite making the game relatively
close late in the second half - Michigan
actually outscored the Hoosiers after
halftime, 38-35 - the Wolverines had
trouble mounting any serious runs
throughout the game.
"We got it down to five and maybe
we'd have something go wrong defen-
sively and they'd get a three," Guevara
said. "Or, we'd get it down to five and
then we had an open look and we could-
n't score it."
In her first full game back from a knee
injury, Michigan's Pollyanna Johns
poured in 16 points and pulled down 13
rebounds, including nine offensive
boards. Though some people billed the
game as a Johns-Barnes showdown,
Johns downplayed the importance of the
matchup after the game.
"It was not like a Quacy Barnes-
Pollyanna Johns situation," Johns said. "I
went out there ready to play like it was
any other game."
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