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AThe Michigan Daily ( michigandailycom January 9, 2012

Wolverines maul Badgers from start to finish

Daily Sports Editor
On Sunday, alumni of the
Michigan men's basketball team
congregated at the Crisler Cen-
ter for the dedication of the new
practice building, the Player
Development Center. Wolverine
great Cazzie Russell challenged
the team, claiming that now that
Michigan has first-class facili-
ties, the production on the court
has to follow.
Message heard.
With a No. 18 Wisconsin team

in desperate need of a win com-
ing to town, Michigan held firm
in "the House that Cazzie Built"
and routed the Badgers, 59-41,
to give Michigan coach John
Beilein his first win against Wis-
"Ofthe jerseys that were hang-
ing, three of them (Russell, Rudy
Tomjanovich and Phil Hubbard)
were here and it was really nice,"
Beilein said. "They only spoke for
about 30 seconds each, Cazzie
maybe for a minute. And it was
probably better than any locker
room speech that any coach can

ever give. Because (the current
players are) looking at tradition,
they're looking at history, pride."
The Wolverines out-Wiscon-
sined Wisconsin by playing stin-
gy defense, hustling to earn extra
possessions and hitting free
throws to give the Badgers their
third-straight loss.
In a game played at a slow
pace - characteristic of Wiscon-
sin coach Bo Ryan - Michigan
(3-1 Big Ten, 13-3 overall) held
the Badgers to just 31-percent
shooting and forced their lowest
output of the season - 13 points

fewer than the previous low.
At the half, the Wolverines led
25-19 behind a balanced scor-
ing attack. And five minutes into
the second half, Wisconsin was
still stuck at 19. Michigan was
able to gain some distance on the
Badgers, starting off the second
frame on a 7-0 run.
Freshman point guard Trey
Burke befuddled Wisconsin's
star point guard, Jordan Taylor.
The All-American - who had
been averaging 20 points per
game in Big Ten play - couldn't
find an open shot against the

Columbus native. He scored just
12 points and managed only one
assist to three turnovers - the
inverse of his assist-to-turnover
ratio for the season.
"Trey did a phenomenal job
on Jordan Taylor," said sopho-
more forward Tim Hardaway Jr.
"And that's what we expect for
him throughout the whole entire
season. Just him being himself,
taking the challenge and being
a freshman who he is, he's not
going to back down from no one.
So great job on his part."
Burke also took it to the Bad-

gers offensively. He pulled off
two crafty drives in the second
half to extend the Wolverine lead
to 17 with 10 minutes remaining.
He finished with 14 points.
"I told Trey before the game;'
said senior guard Zack Novak.
"He's a young guy, he doesn't
know everything yet. I went up
to him, I go 'I haven't beat them
yet, soget it done for me."'
Hardaway Jr., who hasn't been
able to buy a jump shot the past
couple weeks, came through
with a couple of 3-pointers to
See ROUT, Page 30

Burke impresses in showdown
' with Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor

Janecyk carries Michigan
in weekend split with LSSU

Daily Sports Editor tion fc

Standing in the hallway out-
side of the visitors' locker room
at the Crisler Center, dejected
Wisconsin point guard Jordan
Taylor fielded questions fol-
lowing his team's 59-41 loss to
Michigan on Sunday.
The Wolverines' fresh-
man point guard Trey Burke
had just completed his media
rounds and pushed his way
through the swarm sur-
rounding Taylor. On his way
through, he reached past the
crowd and extended a closed
fist to his senior counterpart.
Taylor acknowledged,
pounded his fist and gave
Burke the courtesy head nod
- a tip of the hat of sorts to the
youngster who helped Michi-
gan snap a 10-game losing
streak to the Badgers. It was a
pair of the best point guards in



on I sharing an apprecia- matchup because of the poten-
or each other's game. tial Morris-Taylor showdown
o disrespect to (former at the point guard position.
igan point guard) Darius The two were widely expected
-is), but he almost makes to be the top floor generals in
better," Taylor said of the Big Ten, and a couple of the
. "He just does some best in the nation.
s, maybe he knocks down But even with Morris'
a little better than Dari- departure, the matchup was
plenty hyped. Just last week,
Burke and Taylor were named
top-20 finalists for the Bob
Cousy award, given at the
ie just does end of the season to the top
point guard in the country.
me things ... Ohio State's Aaron Craft was
the only other point man in
little better the conference to receive the
an Darius." Last week, Burke made it
very clear to his coaches that
he intended to stick with Tay-
lor on the defensive end.
ore Morris declared for "Yeah, I wanted to guard
011 NBA draft, analysts him," Burke said after the
ans were excited for this game. "The way he uses his
Michigan-Wisconsin See BURKE, Page 3B

Daily Sports Writer
Sophomore goalie Adam Jane-
cyk looked like a different player
in Saturday night's game against
Lake Superior State.
The night before, Michigan
coach Red Berenson thought Jane-
cyk looked
scared when LSSU 2
he was asked MICHIGAN 4
to take to the
goal after LSSU 2
fifth-year MICHIGAN 2
senior start-
ing goaltender Shawn Hunwick
was after taking a puck to the
The last time Janecyk saw play-
ing time was in October, when
Hunwick was ejected from the
Northern Michigan game. By the
time Janecyk made his first career
start for the Wolverines on Sat-
urday, though, he was ready. He
anchored the team well, despite

Sophomore goalie Adam Janecyk made his first career start on Saturday, making
34 saves in Michigan's shootout loss.

the 2(
and fa

the 2-2 shootout loss, after a 4-2
win on Friday night.
"There were a lot of question
marks about Janecyk, and I think
he showed us that he can play
(and) he can give us a chance,"
Berenson said. "He was more in

sync with the game. Tonight he
was smooth and in position. He
looked confident."
Janecyk was tested early on
Saturday when Michigan (6-6-4
CCHA, 12-8-4 overall) went on
See JANECYK, Page 30

* The NHL has contacted Michigan to
start talks on using Michigan Stadium for
the 2013 Winter Classic. Page 2B

The Wolverines dropped Ohio State
for the third consecutive time on Friday,
improving to 13-3 this season. Page 2B

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