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Traylor, Baston combine for
43 points in Michigan win
2 Jim Rose
Daily Sports Editor
Robert Traylor was polite after the game, but he wasn't
going to lie. When asked if he was surprised at how lousy
the Spartans' performance was in Saturday's basketball
game at Crisler Arena, he paused and looked down, as if
thinking of a way to deflect the question courteously, then
thought better of it and simnlh
By Fred Link
Daily Sports Writer
arty Turco has come a long
way since he played his first
game as a Wolverine.
In his Michigan debut in the 1994
Blue-White game, 'Turco gave up 8
goals, and many fans left wondering
whether Turco could fill the shoes of
his predecessor, Steve Shields, who
had recorded more victories than any
other goaltender in NCAA history.
Michigan coach Red Berenson did-
n't like what he saw from his fresh-
man goaltender that night either, and
in the Wolverines' first game he start-
ed senior netminder Al Loges.
"Marty did not look good in the
Blue-White game," Berenson said.
"And Loges played in our first game
and I can't remember whether we won
or we barely won, but I put Marty in
the next night and he did the job."
Michigan defeated Colorado
College 5-4 that night, and since then
Turco has been in goal for 144 of
Michigan's 149 games.
"Marty has always had to hear
about Steve Shields," Michigan cap-
tain Matt Ierr said. "He's worked
really hard for the past three years and
now its his time to shine"
See TURCO, Page 68
Following his record-breaking victory, Marty Turco circled the ice alone, basking in the glory of his singular achievement. Turco became the
NCAA's all-time victory leader, surpassing predecessor Steve Shields, who played the four seasons prior to Turco.
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In a game that was more lop-
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visiting Michigan State simply rolled over. In front of a
sellout crowd of 13,562 fans, Michigan won, 79-69,
thanks in part to dominant interior performances by
Traylor and frontcourt mate Maceo Baston.
Traylor (8-of-12 shooting) had 20 points and I I
rebounds, while Baston (8-of-13) had 23 and eight
boards. The Wolverines went to their inside game early
and often, and led by as many as 20 in the first half.
The victory moved Michigan to 3-1 in Big Ten play
3-4 overall), and came on the heels of a disappointing
d loss to Indiana last Tuesday. Michigan State dropped
to 2-1 in the conference (9-4 overall).
"This is a very important win for our basketball team,"
Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe said. "I'm pleased that we
were able to come back from Indiana and play as well as
we did early in the game."
While Michigan's offense was powered by the big men,
the defense revolved around stopping Michigan State
point guard Mateen Cleaves, who came into the game
leading the Big Ten in assists (7.5 per game) and leading
Spartans in scoring (15.7 points per game).
'leaves made just four of 19 shots in the game, and
though he ended up with 14 points and five assists, his I-
of-8 performance from the floor in the first half helped
Michigan take command of the game from the outset.
Louis Bullock was matched up on Cleaves for most of
the afternoon, and though Bullock managed just 10
points in the game himself, Ellerbe was more than happy
with the junior's defense.
"That was the key to the basketball game, without
question," Ellerbe said twice. "We knew coming into the
game that we would have to contain Cleaves, and Lou did
ery good job of doing that."
he Spartans were led by Jason Klein, who hit four 3-
pointers and wound up with 17 points. Only two other
Spartans - forward Andre Hutson and Cleaves - man-
aged to score in double figures.
"Right now, Michigan is a better basketball team than
we are," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said after the
game. "If they keep playing the way they are, they're
going to be tough to beat in this league."
The Spartans got in foul trouble early, and Michigan
cashed in at the free throw line. Even though the
*lverines made less than 65 percent of their free throws
(25-of-39), they still made as many as the Spartans
"We had some kids that played OK, and we had some
kids that didn't play so well," Izzo said. "Michigan's
handed it to us two years in a row - now it's been three
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By Chris Farah
Daily Sports Writer
KALAMAZOO - The Michigan hockey
team did a lot of shattering this weekend - both
of records and of glass.
Michigan goaltender Marty Turco took care of
the record-shattering. With the Wolverines' victo-
ry Friday night over Bowling Green, 4-2, at Yost
Ice Arena, Turco broke the NCAA record for
career wins with his 112th victory in four years at
Michigan. The senior surpassed former Michigan
netminder Steve Shields, who ended his career as
a Wolverine with Il1 victories in 1994 - the
year before Turco's arrival.
"I'm more thrilled for this program," Turco
said. "Recruiting is great. There's high expecta-
tions. There's a lot of great players who have
come here. ... But it's year-in and year-out suc-
cess, and you've got the backing of a great pro-
gram, a great school and obviously a great
But the smashing didn't end with just the
record. Michigan (13-2-1 CCiA, 19-4-1 overall)
played a bone-crushing game against Western
Michigan (4-12-1, 5-16-2) on Saturday night and
barely skated away with a victory, winning in
overtime at Lawson Arena, 4-3.
Michigan defenseman Dave Huntzicker did the
shattering honors Saturday, when he and Western
defenseman Brent Lovett collided into the boards
at 2:15 in the second, smashing the glass. Shards
of the pane rained down on the ice, forcing play to
stop for several minutes.
The incident was indicative of the entire
evening, which featured 25 penalties, including
one game disqualification to Michigan center
Matt Herr for checking from behind at 4:07 in the
Despite the hard-hitting nature of Saturday's
contest, Michigan coach Red Berenson said the
Wolverines played even better than they did dur-
ing Friday's record-breaking game.
"I thought our team could get more focused
See SWEEP, Page 4B
Bill Muckalt scored on this play after grabbing the puck out of midair. He had
a hat trick in the Wolverines' 4-2 victory.
M' npped by Illini
after upending Purdue
By Andy Latack
Daily Sports Writer
CHAMPAIGN It's unfortunate
for the Michigan women's' basketball
team that moral victories don't show up
in the standings.
The Wolverines endured a harsh
crowd and battled back from a 13-point
deficit before falling, 66-63, to No. 11
Illinois yesterday at Huff Hall.
Poor free-throw shooting by Illinois
in the final minute left Michigan a
chance to send the game into overtime,
but Anne Thorius' running 3-pointer
glanced off the rim as time expired.
"I thought we had them right where
we wanted them," Guevara said of the
ame's final minite. "But we had a few
tried to get the ball to center Pollyanna
Johns, who found herself double-cov-
ered. As the shot clock wound down,
Michigan guard Ann Lemire missed a
pull-up jumper, and the Wolverines
were forced to foul.
"We were trying to get the ball into
Johns, because (Illinois center) Alicia
Sheeler had four fouls on her," Guevara
said. "Lemire got a good shot off, it just
didn't go in."
Michigan fouled Illinois guard
Melissa Parker, who missed both free
throws, but the referee ruled that Johns
had deflected the rebound out of
bounds. Illinois' inbounds pass was
then tipped to Sheeler under the basket
for a lavup. iving the Illini a three-
By Mark Snyder
Daily Sports Writer
Less than a month after the NCAA
presented Michigan with its findings
regarding the basketball program, pos-
sible sanctions have emerged.
In the back-and-forth process that
often characterizes NCAA investiga-
tions, Michigan has entered the penal-
According to the Detroit Free Press,
the Michigan Athletic Department has
recommended that two campus recruit-
ing visits be taken away, reducing the
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