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SU NDAY (JA N. 13)
Wrestling Wisconsin19, Michigan 16
Men's Basketball: Ohio State 56, Michigan 53
Women's Basketball: Michigan 54, Wisconsin 43
T HU RS DAY (JAN. 17) "
Men's Basketball: Michigan83, Minnesota 75
Women's Basketball: Michigan 67, Northwestern
.F R IDAY (JA N. 18)
Women's Swimming: Michigan 163, Ohio State
Women's Tennis: Michigan Invitational
Wrestling lowa33, Michigan 10
Men's Swimming: SMU Classic: First Place after
Day UOne
e Hokey: Michigan 6, Lake Superior State 4
Women' Gymnastcs: Michigan197.350, Iinois
Me's Tennis Michigane4, CU 3
Woren's Water PoUCLA 12 Michigan 3
Ice Hockey:Lake Superior State3, Michigan 2
Men's Swimming'SMU Classic:Second Place
Men's Gymnastics: Windy City Invitational: First Place
Women's Wate Polo: San Jose State 9, Michi-
gan 6
Women's Water Polo: San Diego State 11, Michi-
gan i0
SU N DAY (N OV. 11)
Women'sBasketball: Pennstates9, Michigan 49
Men's Basketball: Michigan vs. Purdue 7 pm (*)
Women's Basketball: Michigan at Indiana 7 pm
Mens ennis: Michigan at Santa Clara1 pm PT
Women's Water Polo: Michigan at Stanford 3 pm
PT (Palo Alto)
Women's Swimming: Michigan at Michigan State
6 pm (East Lansing)
Men's Ice Hockey: Michigan at Western Michigan
7ptn (Kalamnazoo)
Women's Tennis: Michiganvs. Brown10am()
Women's Water Polo: Michigan at San Jose State
11 am PT (San Jose)
Women's Tack: Mihigan vs. Michigan State 6
pm (Allendale)
Men's Track: Michigan vs. Michigan State 6 pm
Women's WaterPolo: MichiganatCalifornia6 pm
PT (Berkeley)
Women's Gymnastics: Michigan vs. Minnesota,
Central Michigan, Iowa State 6 pm CT (Min-
Men'sGymnastics:Michiganvs. Stanford7pm
Men's Ice Hockey: Michigan at Westen Michigan
7:35 pm (Kalamazoo)
Men's Tennis: Michigan vs. Boise State or Cali-
A fornia am or pm(erkeley)lWomen's Golf:
Alumni Mach TBA(Naples)
Women's Basketball: Michigan vs. lowa 2 pm ()
Wrestling- Michigan vs. Northwestern 2 pm ()
Men's Basketball: Michigan at Illinois 5 pm CT
Women's Tennis: Michigan vs. South Carolina or
Missouri TBA(')
- (*) All home events are eligible to earn points
for the Athletic Department's HAI.L program.
Bie Ten Overall
Michigan State 5 1 16 3
Michigan 4 1 17 1
Indiana 4 1 16 2
Wisconsin 4 1 135
Minnesota 3 2 15 3
Ohio State 3 2 13 4
Purdue 3 2 10 8

Iowa 2 3 13 5
Northwestern 2 4 11 8
Illinois 1 4 14 5
Nebraska 0 5 10 9
Penn State 0 6 8 10
@blockm bball

From Page lB
said Penn State coach Coquese
Washington. "We just didn't
want to give them open shots."
While Ryan strived to pres-
sure Lucas throughout the
game, Lucas had her way on
the floor with 12 points in the
first half. Sheffer dominated
the paint for the Wolverines
with 10 points in the first half,
though senior forward Nikki
Greene controlled the glass
with seven rebounds.
Thompson started off hot,
nailing two three-pointers to
start the game, though she fin-
ished the half shooting 2-for-
7 due to Bentley's limiting
"We were trying to spy,
especially Kate Thompson,"
Lucas said. "She' s a great
shooter so we were trying to
spy her."
Sheffer led an 8-2 run mid-
way through the first half to
put Michigan within one point.
After nailing a 3-pointer and
two layups, Sheffer then took a
charge to ignite the Wolverine
defense. Penn State recovered
with an 8-1run of its own going
into the break, leading the
Wolverines 32-24.
"I thought Rachel did a tre-
mendous job inside and showed
a great toughness about her
tonight," Barnes Arico said.
"She wasn't getting her shots
to fall, but she really did a great
job. Greene has weight, height,
everything on her and Rachel
really held her own and got her
into foul trouble."
Michigan opened the second
half with eight straight points,
but Lucas would respond with
her team in foul trouble. Green
picked up a flagrant foul to
open the second period, her
third personal of the game,
forcing herto the bench early.
The Wolverines were able to
slow down the clock as it found
itself in the bonus more than
midway through the second

period. Freshman guard Madi-
son Ristovski's free throws
were valuable in cutting the
difference and bringing Michi-
gan within a point of the lead.
After a back-and-forth bat-
tle, the Lady Lions pulled away
on an 8-3 run that gave them a
nine-point lead. The Wolver-
ines struggled to recover and
shot poorly down the stretch
despite Lucas on the bench.
In the end, Penn State's tena-
cious defense and rapid scoring
was too much for Michigan to
handle in the final minutes of
the game as the Wolverines
conceded their first conference
"The thing about Penn State
is that they score in bunches,"
Ryan said. "I think it was just
one of those games where their
runs just came at a bad time for
Michigan was outrebound-
ed in the game, 41-34, yet the
teams finished even on turn-
overs with 15 a piece.
"I mean we average about 15
(turnovers a game) and you're
playing a team like Penn State
that presses you the entire
game and forces teams to 25
turnovers a game," Barnes
Arico said. "So if we can keep
it to under 15, we think we put
ourselves in a really good posi-
tion in the game."
The season is far from over
for the Wolverines, who still
have the opportunity to record
one of the best seasons in pro-
gram history. Michigan has
been resilient through its first
five conference games, but will
need to continue to improve
if they hope to remain in the
national spotlight.
"Our league is incredibly
strong, and tonight we faced
the top of our league. But
there is no bottom, so if you
don't bring your game night in
and night out you can lose to
any opponent in our league,"
Barnes Arico said. "We have a
short turn around, but this was
a great Penn State (team) we
faced tonight."

From Page 1B
house team of the Big Ten in No.
8 Penn State. It was a chance to
show the nation and the Big Ten
that the Wolverines were not a
young newlywed couple looking
,for attention. They were here to
make a long lasting impression.
Something old
"This senior class is coming
off of three years of things that
hadn't been done in a longtime,"
said Michigan coach Kim Barnes
Arico at Michigan media day
in October. "We owe it to them
to make it the bestyear we can
make it."
And all season longthe Wol-
verines have done that. The
five-member senior class of
guard Jenny Ryan and forwards
Rachel Sheffer, Kate Thompson,
Nya Jordan and Sam Arnold
have carried the scoring burden
due to the team's lack of depth.
The quintet has accounted for
80 percent of the team's scor-
ing, with the trio of Thompson,
Sheffer and Ryan averaging 15.8,
12.4 and 11.4 points per game,
Scoring has not been the only
area thatthe senior class has kept
steady for Michigan, as the group
has averaged over 23 rebounds
per game, including 6.1 for Jor-
dan and 5.8 for Sheffer.
Butthe most outstanding
statistic for any senior and any
player on the team has been
Thompson's shooting from
beyond the arc. Through 17
games, she has averaged 3.88
triples per game and is on the
path to break the school record
for 3-pointers in a season. Com-
ing off a game in which she made
a school-record seven 3-pointers,
she would be as important as
ever in Michigan's game against
Penn State.
Something new

For a team coming off its
first NCAA Tournament in 11
years, winning is not something
routinely associated with the
Wolverines. It is associated with
Barnes Arico.
Fresh off of a Sweet Sixteen
appearance with St. John's last
season, and three consecutive
NCAA Tournament appearances,
Barnes Arico came to Michigan
with an idea in mind - building a
championship program.
Without a doubt, Barnes Arico
has done just that, leading the
Wolverines to their best start in
program history while tyingthe
program's mark for consecutive
games won.
With her 15-2 start, Barnes
Arico is already tied for the
second-most wins by a first-year
head coach in Michigan history
and in the process, became the
first Michigan coach to win her
first two conference games, let
alone her first four.
Under her up-tempo coach-
ing style, the Wolverines were
thriving. They were finding the
open person on the offensive end
and shooting the nation's 10th-
best percentage from the field.
Despite their lack of height and
depth, they were still managing
to outrebound opponents by six
rebounds a game.
Barnes Arico was finding ways
for her team to succeed.
Despite its hot start, Michi-
gan still wasn't drawing a large
crowd appropriate for ateam
with 15-2 record, but with a
matchup of Top-25 teams, the
Wolverines finally gottheir wish
on Monday night.
"You're always going to have
those loyal fans, but if you start
winning, you'll get more and
morepeople," Barnes Arico said.
"It always makes a big difference
to have that crowd."
Even with the black curtains
in the upper sections in use
to limit the seating capacity, a
three-fourths full Maize Rage

was loud and proud to cheer on
its home team in a game widely
promoted by the Athletic Depart-
With an autograph session
with star football players at five
o'clock, free pizza for all students
in attendance and the event being
designated as a five-point activity
on the H.A.LL application, the
2,842 people on hand made up-
the biggest home attendance of
the season.
And as the game progressed
with ups and downs, the crowd
got loud. When Thompson made
a 3-pointer in the opening min-
utes, the crowd went wild. When
a call didn't go their way, the fans
let the referees know their opin-
ion. For the first time this season,
a team other than the men's bas-
ketball team had a lively Crisler
Center crowd on its feet.
Something blue
It seemed that the Wolverines
had it all locked down. The fami-
lies were present. The rings were
ready to be exchanged.
It seemed that if Michigan had
anything for certain, it would
be something blue.,But just as
quickly as love can come, it can
easily slip away too.
And on Monday night, the.
team inblue postponed Michi-
gan's wedding. With fans in
white supporting Penn State and
upstagingthe bride-to-be, Michi-
gan shot a season-low 28 percent
from the field. Meanwhile, the
Lady Lions' two preseason Big
Ten first-team players, Alex Bent-
ley and Maggie Lucas, combined
for 35 points while toying with
the Wolverines' hearts from start
to finish in their 59-49 victory.
But not all is lost for Michigan;
a team that was just a few made
jumpers from going on its honey-
moon. The season is still young
and as in any break-up, you have
to move on to bigger and better
For the Wolverines, the bigger
and better things start with Indi-
ana on Thursday.

From Page 1B
through the rest of the stanza
- they effortlessly killed off
its first penalty a couple of
minutes later.
But as the period started
to wind down, the -Lakers
regained their confidence, and
started peppering junior goal-
tender Adam Janecyk with
shots. It seemed to be a matter
of time before Lake Superior
State (8-9-1, 13-12-1) found
the back of the net - and they
did, with an effortless back-
hand from the slot with a little
more than one minute left in
the frame.
When the whistle blew at
the end of the first period, a
skirmish broke out between
junior defenseman Jon Mer-
rill and a Laker, resulting in a
Michigan pen'alty kill to kick
off the second frame.
Once again, the penalty-
kill unit killed off the penalty
without batting an eye, and
Michigan dominated posses-
sion in the second period with
countless grade-A scoring
opportunities, though they
just couldn't bury the chances.
That is, until senior for-
ward A.J. Treais' one timer
off a beautiful feed from soph-
omore forward Alex Guptill's
turnover in the neutral zone
found twine to simultaneous-
ly put the Wolverines up 2-1
and end the captain's scoring
drought that had lasted since
But once again, Michi-
gan's lead was short lived as
the Lakers knotted up the
game minutes later on the

man advantage to finally end
the Wolverines' perfect pen-
alty kill, which-had thwarted
three Lake Superior State
penalties up to that point.
Where Michigan's defense
had appeared strong before, it
started to collapse upon itself
in the final period. Though
Janecyk was on the receiving
end of some puck luck, that
didn't excuse the miscues
that brought the puck dan-
gerously close to crossing the
line, including a turnover in
the neutral zone that lead to
a Lake Superior State break-
But Janecyk's luck couldn't
last forever, and the Lakers
slammed in a rebound goal to
put them up 3-2, a score that
would stand, with 13 minutes
remaining in the game. After
that, the Wolverine offense
started to pick itself up, but
was unable to create the same
quality looks at net that they
had earlier on in the game.
"We just needed one shot
to get by them and that never
happened," Bereason said.
"We got some good shots and
some good looks and the puck
never went in. We got (some)
good chances (but) it's tough
to buy a goal. Tonight, we
were lucky to get two."
And the Wolverines, who
had been on cloud nine the
night before, could barely
find the words to explain how
the game slipped out of their
"I thought we deserved to
win this game," Treais said.
"(We) just didn't bury our
chances and they got lucky
on a few rebounds. That's the
way it goes sometimes."

From Page 1B
been around the show since
they have been playing college
basketball. This allows the pro-
ducers of the show to track cer-
tain players, like Burke, before
they even begin college.
This is the third time Burke has
been featured on "The Journey,"
but it's the first time this season.
Generally, each individual seg-
ment runs about six minutes, so
it's a telling sign of Burke's young
career that he has already been
featured three times in less than
two full seasons.
In this week's episode, foot-
age from Burke's senior season
of high school was shown as part
of the show. Even though Burke
wasn't highly recruited before
he became a Wolverine, the pro-
ducers of "The Journey" filmed
Burke in high school and held

onto that footage for three years.
In the scene, Burke is dribbling
the ball in his Northland High
School jersey at the top of the
key. The camera unfocuses for a
couple seconds, revealing Beilein
sitting behind him, intently
watching his future floor general.
"We had kind of known about
Trey a year earlier, because we
had gone to do a story about Jared
Sullinger, whose dad just hap-
pened to be Burke's coach," said
Bill Friedman, a senior producer
at the Big Ten Network. "We
shot the game and saw this kid
was really good. At the time, he
had been a Michigan commit, so
we kind of sat on that footage. It
worked out."
The show wouldn't function
without the amount of access it
is granted. "The Journey" shoots
around 15-25 hours a week, even
thoughthe showisjust ahalfhour
- closer to 22 minutes with com-

Friedman and the other pro-
ducers of the show have wit-
nessed Michigan's ascension over
the last three seasons, from Big
Ten also-ran to national contend-
er, and he had good things to say
about the progress of the Michi-
gan program over the last three
"It's been really neat for us to
see how the program has grown,"
Friedman said. "Beilein is very
embracing of what we try to do,
his assistants are great people,
and the players are well-spoken,
engaging people. That's what's
fun to be around. You don't have
to worry about his team, because
they all have their heads on
"That's one of the things that
comes across to us loud and clear
when we visit Michigan. They are
really fun to be around."
If you missed it, the episode
re-airs Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and
at11 p.m.

Michigan upsetsBuckeyes

By ERIN LENNON battle in the 1,000-yard freestyle
Daily Sports Editor from sophomore Adrienne Bicek,
one of her two individual victo-
On aFridayeveninginCanham ries on the night.
Natatorium, when the maize and And while the Buckeyes
blue of the Michigan pep band swept the 200-yard freestyle
stood side by side with parents and snagged first-place finishes
sporting scarlet and gray, it was in a majority of the individual
clear that the Buckeyes were in events, several second- and third-
town. place finishes by the Wolverines
The Michigan women's swim- secured the win. Michigan took
ming and diving team entered both second and third in the 200-
the meet boasting a 20-3 all-time yard fly, 50-yard freestyle, 100-
record against its arch-rival.No. yard freestyle and the 200-yard
15 Ohio State came into its first backstroke.
Big Ten meet with just one loss on Senior Deirdre Jones, who
the season. The Wolverines were placed second in both her free-
2-4 overall and had lost to each style events, was a catalyst in Fri-
ranked opponent they had faced day'svictory.
this season. " "(Swimming against Ohio
But whether it be football, bas- State) gets us really competitive
ketball or track, when these long- and makes us almost desperate
time rivals meet, numbers are all to win," Jones said. "Even the
but void. So was the case on Fri- people who aren't big stars on the
day night, when No. 25 Michigan team are trying to make the effort
outswam the Buckeyes, 150-133. to get those few points."
"Whenever we beat Ohio State, Added Bottom: "This speaks to
it's a big win," said Michigan the future. Most of those (placing
coach Mike Bottom. "You can talk finishes) come from young swim-
to any (Michigan) team here, any mers. We're a first-year program,
player. When you beat Ohio State, if you look at it that way. Some of
it's a big win." the things that we're doing right,
The Wolverines opened up the their starts, their finishes, their
meet with a win in the 200-yard turns - those are all improving
medley relay and after a 40-lap as we go."

A first-place finish from break-
out freshman Marni Oldershaw
in the 200-'yard individual putthe
Wolverines up by just 17 points
headed into the final heat of the
Between the band, the cowbell
and the booming crowd, it wasn't
so hard to imagine Canham Nata-
torium as the Big House on a crisp
Saturday afternoon.
"It was an absolutely incred-
ible feeling," Jones said. "We
like to say that the last relay is
both where the meet starts and
the meet ends, because it usu-
ally comes down right to that. We
knew that OSU would be compet-
itive withus downtotheveryend,
and it literally came down to that
last leg of the relay."
Three swimmers into the 400-
yard relay, lanes four and five
were in a dead heat. Off the block,
freshman Ali DeLoof sprang out
within a millisecond of the Buck-
eye to her right and the anchors
began their glides beneath the
surface. And 50.75 seconds later,
DeLoof touched the wall, two-
tenths of a second ahead of her
"I think you can see it in this
team," Bottom said. "We don't
have a top end, we have ateam."

Thurs., Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m.


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