The men's tennis team has begun7
the season with five convincing
February 16, 2004
TUMBLERS KEEP ROLLING
The women's gymnastics team upsets No. 8 Utah, extending its
home winning streak to four matches.
THE SPORTSMONDAY COLUMN
J. BRADY MCCOLLOUGH:
Ron Warhurst's caring
tutelege fuels Michigan's
dynamic track duo.
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Friday: MICHIGAN 4, M i ; Saturday: MICHIGAN 8, io) 5
'M' storms to top of CCHA with sweep
By Shmad Mattu
Daily Sports Writer
First place in the Central Collegiate Hock-
ey Association was up for grabs Saturday
night, and one team was ready for the open-
When the puck was first dropped, Miami
played with the intensity it failed to bring in
the beginning of Friday's 4-1 loss to Michi-
gan. Midway through the first period the
RedHawks had outshot the Wolverines 12-1.
But it only lasted for about a dozen min-
utes. From then on, for every one good play
the RedHawks made, almost immediately
afterward, they would make one or two bone-
And did Michigan ever capitalize.
Its 8-5 win may have been sloppy and may
have left Michigan coach Red Berenson dis-
pleased, but with the home sweep the Wolver-
ines are now one point ahead of Miami in
"I think we did send a message," said T.J.
Hensick, who gave Michigan control of the
game with a two-minute flurry. "Going into
the weekend, we wanted to emphasize that
we're the team to beat in this league and I
think we showed that. Last night was a big
win and then it carried over into tonight. I
think confidence and momentum will help us
as the season goes on with our next six
Miami's Matt Christie opened the scoring
at 11:50, but 20 seconds later the RedHawks
gave Michigan a powerplay. While on the
man advantage, forward Milan Gajic nestled
into his sweet spot on the ice - the left face-
off circle - and ripped a one-timer past Red-
Hawks goaltender Brandon Crawford-West to
even the score.
Miami still had some mettle and retook the
lead 2-1 when RedHawk Matt Davis weaved
through Michigan's defense and poked the
puck through goaltender Al Montoya's legs.
Michigan's response was just as swift.
With the puck along the boards, defenseman
Eric Werner swooped in on the right side and
quickly fired a pass across the ice to center
Dwight Helminen, who snapped a wrister for
And that was when Hensick went to work
and personally delivered Miami a message on
See REDHAWKS, Page 4B
Hockey program all 'business on ice
September, at the beginning of my tenure as a Michigan hockey That was the final straw. I had to know. Did this team really deserve
beat writer, I was constantly bombarded with one description of the acquaintance of this vaunted noun? This noun that's mindlessly
the team from experienced followers: tossed around the sporting world like it's George Steinbrenner's
"They're straight business in everything bankroll.
they do - Red Berenson runs it like an I turned to an old Internet friend for assistance: Dictionary.com.
NHL squad." I typed in "business" to see if the "B" word had any parallels with
Having been fanatical about sports since the Wolverines on ice.
almost the zygote stage, I've steadily heard The results were astounding, freakish and even eerie. All 11 defini-
"business" applied to sports. Yet, I've never tions of the noun perfectly corresponded to everything in the last week
truly grasped this noun's true relevance to involving Michigan hockey, and followed chronologically to boot!
anything that didn't involve a cubicle, three- GENNARO With every connection rapidly unfolding in front of my eyes, I felt like
piece suit or TPS report. FILICE I was in the final scene of "The Usual Suspects." I dropped my porce-
Business and sports. Sure, the association Nuthin' But a 'G' lain coffee cup and ran home in search of Keyser Sdze - I mean -
is frequently made: "This team is business- Thn the truth about Michigan hockey.
first." But is there really a group of athletes Is Michigan hockey really business-oriented?
that embodies the upstanding, honorable, white-collar workers of Here are each of the 11 possible definitions of the word "business"
America? and their comparisons to the last week of Michigan hockey. I know
From everything I've heard all season, the answer to this question many people will read this in the morning, so hold your Starbucks
sports sweaters of maize and blue. Following this weekend's sweep of double latte tight.
Miami, the 'B' word surfaced numerous times in-Yost Ice Arena. Definition 1: The occupation, work or trade in which a person is
"This weekend, Michigan took care of business." See FILICE, Page 4B
AIMnoa t trtteto p h u kTONY DING/Daly
:r:y h ouh h e Freshman TJ. Heick, ght, jumps into junior Brandon Rgers's arms after scoring a powerplay goal In the first
period of Saturday night's 8-5 win over Miami.
Cagers can't escape
early Penn State run
0 MEN'S BASKETBALL
hurt with loss to Iowa
By Josh Holman
Daily Sports Writer
STATE COLLEGE - It was no
secret to the record 15,389 fans in
attendance at the Bryce Jordan Center.
women's basket- M cHI
ball team looked
outmatched by No. 8 Penn State com-
ing into the game. Before the Wolver-
ines walked off the court with a 73-44
loss, it was obvious that the Wolver-
ines were beaten in every aspect.
"We had a lack of preparation," sen-
ior center Jennifer Smith said. "We
had a lot of turnovers. We should have
ome nut mwith more intensit. We did-
very good team and give up incredibly
easy layups, it's very hard to then play
from behind," Michigan coach Cheryl
The Lady Lions continued to pour it
on in the second half.
It wasn't just behind the Big Ten's
all-time leading scorer in senior Kelly
Mazzante, either. While Mazzante did
lead the team in scoring, she scored
just 16 points, more than five points
below her season average.
Penn State's decimation of Michi-
gan was truly a team effort. Eight of
the nine Lady Lions that played
scored. Five of them - Jess Brungo,
Jennifer Harris, Jess Strom, Tanisha
Wright and Mazzante - scored in
By Bob Hunt
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's basketball
team went to Iowa City in need of
change. A change
in its shooting
woes, its ability
to hold a lead, its offense against a
zone and its way of holding onto the
It got none of the above.
Michigan continued the struggles it
has been plagued with all season in
its 69-61 loss to Iowa Saturday at a
sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The
69-61 loss greatly damages the
(6-5, 13-5) used hot 3-point shooting
to go on a 24-9 run, and increase the
lead to as much as 11. The Hawkeyes
hit five of their eight 3-point attempts
in the second half following a 2-for-
12 effort in the first.
"It was the difference in the ball
game and it kind of took the life
out of us," said Michigan coach
Tommy Amaker of Iowa's long-
Iowa used a tight zone in the sec-
ond half, and Michigan was unable to
create any good shots, something that
has stymied the Wolverines all sea-
son. The Wolverines shot 2-for-10
from beyond the arc and 7-for-29