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The Michigan Daily | michigandaily.com I January18, 2011

"IBlue in sweep
of Ferris State

A lesson learned in the Hoosier State 'M' dismantled by

BLOOMINGTON -
here's a highway driv-
ing philosophy that usu-
ally never fails me: If I get
pulled over for speeding once, it's
highly unlikely that I'd get pulled
over again on
the same trip. LUKE
After all, in LASE
Indiana, speed-
ing on inter- On Men's
states is about Basketball
as common as
cornfields. So if
I was pulled over, I was just a really
unlucky driver. And if I kept going
the same speed that got me into
trouble, I'd probably be golden the
rest of the way, right?
I'm sure you see where I'm going
with this - fellow men's basketball
beat writer Zak Pyzik and I were
totally not pulled over twice for
speeding on our way home from
Bloomington on Saturday night.

And it was definitely not embar-
rassing to see the expression on the
second officer's face after he ran
the license and noticed that we had
been slapped on the wrist with a
speeding warning just 20 minutes
prior.
I sat in silence in the passenger
seat for the next hour of the trip,
clutching the $120 ticket in my
hands as Zak set the cruise control
to 65 and my mind starting wan-
dering.
I thought about a lot of things
- how my mom lied to me when
she said lightning couldn't strike
twice, how there are far too many
highway patrolmen in the state of
Indiana, howI wish flying wasn't
so damn expensive.
Eventually, Zak and I loosened
up and started making light of our
situation. What choice did we have?
We weren't going to mlope about
See PASCH, Page 3B

Indiana on the road
By ZAK PYZIK saw him, even though the refer-
Daily Sports Editor ees weren't looking at the play and
called no foul.
BLOOMINGTON - Frustra- "I don't pay attention to that,"
tion hit Michigan men's basket- Novak said about the crowd heck-
ball guard Zack Novak for the ling him for most of the game.
first time this The Wolverines' woes may have
season at the MICHIGAN 61 caused the type of frustration that
beginning of INDIANA 80 Novak and his teammates showed
the second in their fourth straight loss.
half in the Wolverines' 80-61 loss Indiana collected the first eight
to Indiana on Saturday night. rebounds of the contest and went
With Michigan trailing by on to outrebound Michigan, 37-18.
double digits, Novak got tangled What seemed like a game where
up with Indiana's Maurice Creek Indiana simply dominated pos-
and fell to the ground. Creek tried session and tempo, the Wolver-
to transition back to offense but ines couldn't even try to rebound
Novak shoved out his foot and because the Hoosiers didn't miss
tripped the Hoosier. shots. Indiana shot 68 percent
The 17,168-person crowd at from the field - missing just 14
Assembly Hall let the Indiana shots all game. And in fact, the
native Novak know that everyone See INDIANA, Page 3B

Junior guard Zack Novak had 10 points in the loss to the Hoosiers on Saturday.

* BACK ON TRACK
Michigan snapped a two-game skid and
defeated Wisconsin on Sunday. Veronica
Hicks notched a double-double en route to Big
Ten Player of the Week honors. Page 2B

TIME TO REBOUND
* After keeping it close against two of
the top teams in the nation, Michigan was
crushed by Indiana in Assembly Hall. Can it
rebound tonight at Northwestern? Page 4B

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