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MICHIGAN
ATHLETICS
SCOREBOARD
L A S T W E E K
MONDAY (FEB. 4)
Women's Basketball: Michigan State 61, Michi-
gan 46.
TUE SDAY (FEB. 5)
Men's Basketball; Michigan 76, Ohio State 74 (OT
THURSDAY (FEB. 7)
Women's Basketball: Michigan 72, Illinois 69
FRIDAY (FEB. B)
Men's Golf: Mchigan3, Minnesota2
Men's Golf: llinois4.5, Michigan 0.5
Softball:Michigan 6, Marshall
Women's Swimming Michigan161, Toledo 80
Wrestling:OhioState24,Michigan 12
Women's Tennis: CahillI7, Michigan 0
Women's Gymnastics: Michigan196.925, Ohio State
196.250
Men's Ice Hockey:Notre Dame7, Michigan 4
SATURDAY.(FEB. 9)
Men's Golf: Northwestern 3.5, Michigan1.5
Men's Basketball: Wisconsin 65, Michigan 62
(OT)
Softball: Michigan10, Florida Atlantic 2
Men's Swimming: Michigan168, Michigan
Water Pol LongBeachState8, Mihigan A
Men's LacFosse:PenSaeEEES Mihia 6
Men's Golf: Michigan 3.5, Purdue 1.5
Softball: South Florida 3, Michigan 2
Water Polo: Michigan11, Santa Clara 6
WomTe'sTeFFis: Michigan 4, Virginia 2
Mns Ice Hockey: Nyt Dame 6, Mihigan 4
SATURDAY (FEB. 9)
'Softball:Michigan4, Samford0
Women's Water Polo: Michigan15, Cal State
East Bay 12
Woen's EBaskeba Mchigan67, Purdue s6
MeF's TenFniOsDue5 MichiTgaF U
Wrestling: Michigan 24, Michigan State 15
Women's Tennis: Michigan 4, Vanderbilt 2
Water Polo: Loyola Marymount 9, Michigan 7
N E X T W E E K
Woen's Golf La Puerto Rico Classic, 7 a.m
TUES.DAY (FEB. 12)
Women's Golf: Lady Puerto Rico Classic, 7 a.m.
Men's Basketball: Michigan at Michigan State, 9
p.m. (East Lansing)
FR IDAY (F EB. 15) '
Baseball: MichiganatCaifornia,4:30 p.m. (Berke-
ley, Calif.)
Womens Golf: Mash Up Invitational, TBA (Tal-
lahassee, Fla.)
SATURDAY (FEB. 16)
Women's Track: Silverston Invitational,10:30
Men's Track: Slverston Invitational,10:30 a.m. ()
Softball: Michigan vs. Toledo, 11 a.m. (Boca Raton,
Fla.)
Women's Basketball: Michigan vs. Michigan State,
12 p.m. C)
Men's Swimming: Michigan First Chance Meet,
12 pFm. ( )
Women's Tennis: Michigan vs. Texas A&M,12
p.m.(")
Men's Lacrosse: Michigan at Bellarmine, R p.m.
(Louisvile)
* Softbal: Michigan vs. LIU Brooklyn,1 p.m.(Boca
Raton, Fla.)
Men's Tennis: Michigan at Notre Dame,S p.m.
(South Bend)
Baseball: Michigan at California, 4 p.m. (Berkeley,
Calif.)
Men's Gymnastics: Michigan at Ohio State, 2:30
p.m. (Columbus)
Women's Gymnastics: Michigan vs. Penn StateS
Women's Golf: Mash Up Invitational, TBA (Tal-
lahassee, Fla.)
SU NDAY (F EB. 17)
Softball: Michigan vs. Maryland, 9 a.m. (Boca
RatonR Fla.)
asebal: Michigan at California, 2 p.m. (Berkeley
Calif.)
Softball: Michigan vs. Massachusetts, 11 am. .
(Boca Raton, Fla.)
Men's Simming: Michigan First Chance Meet,
12 pUm.(")
Men's Basketball: Michigan vs. Penn State,12
p.m.(')
Men's Golf: Puerto Rico Classic, TBA (Rio Grande,
Puerto Rico)
Wrestli ng NWCA National Duals, TBA (Corval-
is, Ore.)
Women's Golf: Mash Up Invitational, TBA (Tal-
lahassee)
- (') All home events are eligible to earn points

forthe Athletic Department's H.A.IL program.
BIG TEN MEN'S
BASKETBALL
STANDINGS
Big Ten Overall
Indiana 9-2 21 - 3
Michigan State 9-2 20- 4
Michigan 8-3 21 - 3
Wisconsin 8-3 17 - 7
Ohio State 7-4 17 - 6
Minnesota 5-6 - 7
Purdue 5-6 12 -12
Illinois 4-7 17 - 8
Iowa 4-7 15 -9
Northwestern 4-7 13 - 11
Nebraska 3-8 12 - 12
Penn State 0-11 8 - 15
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TEAM
1. FLORIDA

DOMINANCE
RATING
2.710

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3. MIAMI (FL) 1.985
K.5. MICHIGAN 1.874
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I 7. PITTSBURGH

Senior forward Nya Jordan posted her fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds Sunday.
Jordan, olverines

earn big road

By GLENN MILLER Jr.
Daily Sports Writer
After a big win against Illi-
nois on Thursday, the Michigan
women's basketball team was
out to prove it was back on track.
On Sunday, the Wolverines upset
No. 13 Pur-
due, 67-56, MICHIGAN ° 67
to revive PURDUE 56
themselves
after recent struggles in confer-
ence play.
Michigan (7-4 Big Ten, 18-6
overall) outplayed Purdue (7-3,
18-5) from the opening tip to the
final whistle, holding the Boiler-
makers' offensive attack to 38.2
percent from the floor. Despite
committing 14 turnovers - two
more than Purdue commited -
Michigan compensated for its
extraneous giveaways by con-
necting on 53 percent of its shots
from behind the 3-point line.
The Wolverines raced out to an
early 17-4 lead in Mackey Arena,
but the Boilermakers battled
back, and trailed by just three.
points at the end of the first half.
After jostling with a tight margin
midway through the second half,
late free throws helped Michigan
pull away with the victory. It was
the Wolverines first win in West
Lafayette since Feb. 8,1998.
"We came out strong to start,
but we knew Purdue would come
back with their runs," said Michi-
gan coach Kim Barnes Arico.
"They went up in the second half,
and I was really proud of our com-
posure and how we stuck togeth-
er. We are really happy to get the
win; it had been a long time at
Purdue."
Senior guard Kate Thompson
struggled with efficiency from

beyond the arc, but managed to
lead Michigan's offense with 22
points on 6-of-16 shooting. Typi-
cally known for her defensive
skills, senior forward Nya Jor-
dan contributed 16 points and 11
rebounds - her fourth double-
double of the season.
"I know when the season first
started I was feeling a little pas-
sive, and coach wanted me to be
more aggressive," Jordan said.
"I've just been playing with
no fear and going after every
rebound I can get."
The Boilermakers finished
with three players in double dig-
its, though the Wolverines effec-
tively contained Purdue's major
"People don't
come in here
and win at
Purdue."
offensive threats. Junior guard
Courtney Moses and freshman
guard April Wilson tied for a
team-best 12 points in the game.
Junior guard KK 'Houser, who
averaged 10.3 points entering the
game, was held scoreless against a
physical Wolverine defense.
"We really worked on pack-
ing it in and encouraging their
guards to take outside shots,
with the exception of (Courtney)
Moses," Barnes Arico said. "We
were going to live and die by that.
If they made shots, we were not
going to be successful."
Thompson's 3-pointer to start

upset
off the afternoon affair not only
sparked Michigan's early offen-
sive spurt, but it also placed her
into the program's record books.
With 91 all-time 3-pointers,
Thompson is now the all-time
leader in 3-pointers made in a sea-
son. She tied Carmen Reynolds'
record of 85 3-pointers during the
Illinois game and added six more
to her total against Sunday.
"It's a tremendous honor, espe-
cially to be in the same category
as Carmen Reynolds," Thomp-
son said. "She was one of the best
3-point shooters when she was
here at Michigan. I played under
her a lot and always admired how
good she was."
Barnes Arico has stressed
the importance of controlling
the glass all season and it paid
dividends against Purdue. The
Wolverines outrebounded the
Boilermakers, 34-24, and are now
13-2 when outrebounding their
opponent this season.
Aside from earning its first
win over a ranked opponent this
season, Michigan's upset of Pur-
due helps the Wolverines remain
competitive in the Big Ten stand-
ings after dropping four out of
their last six games. In what is
becoming a logjam for a spot on
the Big Ten podium, Michigan
must carry Sunday's momentum
into its next game against Michi-
gan State at home.
"People don't come in here
and win at Purdue," Barnes Arico
said. "For us to be able to come in
here and do that,'especially after
beating Illinois, and follow it up
with this win, it says a lot about
our program and where 'we are
now. I think it is a great win; it is
a quality win; it is an NCAA win
for sure."

11. GONZAGA
S13. VCU
15. COLORADO STATE
-
17. OHIO STATE
19. MIDDLE TENNESSEE
21. MEMPHIS

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1.493
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1.267
1.242
1.205

23. BUCKNEL L 1.176
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BUCKY
From Page 1B
overtime. Michigan coach John
Beilein knew his team had a foul
to give, but Wisconsin guard Ben
Brust got a perfect inbound pass
from forward Mike Bruesewitz
and was able to turn the corner
before Michigan forward Caris
LeVert could foul him.
Brust, needing to pull the ball
up from below his waist to get a
clean release, hit a 40-foot run-
ning shot to send the game into
overtime. Like Hardaway, Brust
was smothered on the shot -
LeVert had good positioning,
Brust just hit the tough shot.
"We tried to foul," Beilein said.
"That was the instruction coming
out... (Brust) turned the corner on
Caris and we couldn't get it off in
time."
In overtime, both teams strug-
gled to score. Michigan missed
five of its six shots of the extra.
frame, including an open transi-
tion layup from McGary after
he forced a steal. After the game
Beilein said that the Wolverines
missed 14 easy points in layups,
but that it wasn't related to the,
energy at the Kohl Center.
"It has nothing to do with
being here," he said. "Some days,
you just miss layups ... there's not
a science to this. Sometimes, they.
just miss them."
The score remained tied until
Brust hit another 3-pointer with
40 seconds left in the extra frame
to win the game. The last basket
scored was just the third com-

bined made shot of overtime.
Burke, just like in a road loss to
Ohio State earlier in the year, had
a deep 3-pointer rim out with a
chance to tie the game. The fans
rushed the court, and Michigan
still hasn't won in Madison since
1999.
"I thought we fought all the
way until the end," Burke said.
"They just ended up with the
momentum today."
The first half of the game was a
little bit more routine.
As expected, Michigan started
the game, and the first half, off
slow. Wisconsin refused to break
their slow-paced offense, work-
ing the ball around the perimeter
over and over again until the per-
fect shot presented itself. For a
while, it worked, because Michi-
gan couldn't get the ball out in
transition, and the Badgers were
hitting their 3-pointers.
But Wisconsin's shots stopped
falling, and despite shooting just
over 38-percent from the floor in
the firsthalf, and just 3-for-9 from
beyond the 3-point line, the Wol-
verines kept clawing back.
Even with the slow start, a 7-0
run late in the half helped Michi-
gan go into the locker room with
a one-point lead after being down
by as much as eight earlier in the
stanza.
Neither team could pull away
in the second' half, though, as
Wisconsin's 3-pointers were
matched with Michigan's transi-
tion layups.
Michigan was led by Burke,
who was the catalyst for push-
ing the ball against a team that

wanted nothing to do with tran-
sition. He finished the game with
a game-high 19 points, and tied a
season-high with five rebounds.
Burke needed 21shots to score his
19 points, but was still vital to the
game because he pushed the ball
when the Wolverines needed it.
Again, the spark off the bench
was McGary. The big man made
multiple 18-footers, a range he
hasn't shown much this season,
and finished with 12 points on
6-for-10 shooting. With regu-
lar starter Jordan Morgan still
injured, and replacement starter
Jon Horford ineffective for most
of the contest, McGary provided
stability in the post.
Horford started the game, but
scored justtwo points in his seven
minutes of play. Stepping up in his
place was Bielfeldt, who played
a career-high 18 minutes, often
paired up with McGary.
"We said, 'Max is doing itevery
day, let's go give him a shot,' "
Beilein said. "Everybody can't be
on the scout team, and he's very
good. I really love what Max did
today."
In the midst of a brutal stretch
that has Michigan playing three
ranked teams in eleven days -
including three out of four games
on the road - a win in Madison
would have been huge. Instead, a
40-foot desperation shot has the
Wolverines needing a big win in
East Lansing on Tuesday night.
would have been huge. Instead, a
40-foot desperation shot has the
Wolverines needing a big win in
East Lansingon Tuesday night.

HEAVE
From Page 1B
By looking solely at the
stat sheet, Michigan probably
shouldn't have won this game.
But after Hardaway hit the
shot before Brust's prayer - a
heavily contested 3-pointer to
give Michigan the three-point
lead with 2.4 seconds to go
- this was a game the Wolver-
ines needed to have.
This isn't to say Michigan
necessarily did anything
wrong - Brust hit a hell of a
shot, and sometimes you just
have to give credit to the other
team.
But depending on what hap-
pens Sunday, Michigan could
drop as far down as fourth
place in the Big Ten.
They are more than half-
way through a brutal four-
game, 11-day stretch, one that
includes three road games and
three games against ranked
teams. After Saturday in Madi-
son, the Wolverines have lost
two of their last three. That
makes the last game of the
gauntlet, at Michigan State on
Tuesday, all the more impor-
tant.
It's about as close to a must-
win game as there can be for
early February. A win means

Michigan splits its toughest
week-and-a-half of the season,
so crucial for NCAA Tourna-
ment seedingand for the state
of the team going into March.
A loss in East Lansing
means one Michigan win in its
last four games - something a
team trying to win the Big Ten
and earn a No. 1 overall seed
can't afford to do.
If Brust's shot doesn't go in,
there isn't as much pressure to
win in the hostile Breslin Cen-
ter on Tuesday. If Hardaway's
shot is the last made bucket of
the game, Michigan remains
close to the drivers' seat of the
Big Ten, regardless of what
happens against Michigan
State. If Brust doesn't get a
perfect inbounds pass, Michi-
gan can foul, giving Wisconsin
much less time to get a shot
off.
If, if, if.
College basketball isa
funny, fickle game, one where.
a team's season can potentially
swing in an instant.
It'll be up to the Wolverines
to make sure their season isn't
decided by a crazy, half-court
shot that probably shouldn't
have gone in.
- Cook can be reached.
at evcook@umich.edu or on
Twitter at @everettcook

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