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Who holds the Michigan record
for most goals in an ice hockey
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

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The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday

Blue comes back to
winning ways of old'
by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer
MADISON - "It must be awful covering Michigan this year," the
Badger Herald sportswriter said to me at halftime Saturday in Wiscon-
sin's Fieldhouse.
He was gloating - the Badgers were up 35-21. Michigan looked piti-
ful, so I had no comeback or response.
"Now you know how I've felt for the last three years," he quipped.
* I really didn't.
Michigan may not have the talent Wisconsin does, but Michigan
knows how to win. "Hail to the Victors" is more than just a song.
I watched Michigan come back and erase a 14-point lead, led by a
walk-on named Freddie Hunter, a beanpole named Eric Riley, and a
bunch of tiny guards. I witnessed Michael Talley drive and lay in a
bucket with just 11 ticks left on the clock to send the game into over-
My eyes expressed disbelief as Kirk Taylor and James Voskuil both
calmly nailed three-pointers in the overtime session to put Michigan
ahead. And then I watched forgotten guard Tony Tolbert take charge
0 with seconds left, to give the Wolverines a slim lead.
But then a mistake. A chance for Wisconsin to take back what
should have been theirs in the first place. With no time left on the
clock, Badger guard Larry Hisle Jr. was fouled by Talley on the in-
bounds pass. Wisconsin was in the bonus, so Hisle had two shots. The
game was in his hands. He could win it, tie it, or lose it.
He choked.
Wisconsin blew another one. Michigan won in dramatic fashion like
so many times in its proud tradition. See FULL COURT, Page 6

January 21, 1991
Missed free throws
lead to Blue victory

by Phil Green
Daily Basketball Writer
MADISON - There was no
time left on the overtime clock.
Wisconsin trailed by one point,
and he had two foul shots - Larry
Hisle Jr. was living every player's
dream opportunity.
As his second miss rolled off
the rim, Hisle's dream became the
Badgers' nightmare. Michigan (9-7
overall, 2-4 Big Ten) had come
back from a 14-point halftime
deficit to defeat Wisconsin (8-7, 2-
3), 69-68, in overtime.
"When I shot the first one and
missed, I said it was all right be-
cause I'd hit the second and send
it into overtime again," Hisle said.
"I guess it wasn't meant to be."
However, during Saturday's first
half, nobody could have dreamed
overtime would be necessary.
The Badgers thoroughly domi-
nated Michigan while building a
35-21 halftime advantage. On ev-
ery possession, Wisconsin's guards
penetrated at will, creating easy
baskets or a Michigan foul and a
Badger trip to the charity stripe.
Patrick Tompkins proved to be,
the main beneficiary, scoring 10 of
his game high 19 points during the
opening half in which he went to

the foul line nine times. Mean-
while, Wolverine center Eric Riley
picked up three fouls.
"We were moving the ball re-
ally well and were getting inside
shots," Tompkins said. "Our inside
game is strong compared to Mich-
Wisconsin also shut down
Michigan's offense. The Wolver-
ines couldn't get the ball inside,
and they were held to 36 percent
shooting. Demetrius Calip, Kirk
Taylor, and Riley, the team's three
leading scorers, combined for only
six points, and they didn't get into
the scoring column until a Riley
bank shot with just under eight
minutes remaining.
"We told them to play harder
(in the second half)," Michigan
coach Steve Fisher said. "Don't try
to get back a 14-point deficit in
six, seven minutes. When the first
timeout comes, let's be within 10;
second segment let's be within
five, and tied with them or ahead
by the five-minute mark."
Behind Taylor and the other
guards, Michigan opened the sec-
ond half quickly. The Wolverines
used an 18-6 run to cut their deficit
to four. The Badgers and the

Michigan center Eric Riley defends Patrick Tompkins of Wisconsin. Riley
was the first Wolverine to foul out in Saturday's overtime victory.

" Icers sweep slumping Falcons
Michigan winning streak up to eight - BG loses ten straight

by John Niyo
Daily Hockey Writer
The holidays are long since
past but it seems obvious that the
new year has been a happy and
joyous one for the Michigan
hockey team. Red Berenson and
the Wolverines have eagerly
hopped on the new train set they
got for Christmas and are now rac-
ing down the tracks, picking up
momentum along the way.
And Bowling Green made the
mistake of stopping in the middle
of the tracks this weekend as
Michigan (17-4-3 CCHA, 20-5-3
overall) crushed the Falcons, 9-1,
Friday in Bowling Green (9-13-2,
11-15-2) and 6-2, Saturday in Yost
Ice Arena.
The sweep extended the
Wolverine winning streak to eight
in a row, while Falcon coach Jerry
York and his "Little Engine That
Couldn't" lost its tenth in a row. It
is the longest losing streak in
Bowling Green history. Not surpris-
ingly, Berenson wants one of those
streaks to continue.
"I just hope we're not peaking
right now; peaking too early,"
Berenson said. "I hope we don't go
into a slump like they're in."
But York, after facing Lake Su-

perior State (ranked number one in
the nation) last weekend, doesn't
think they will.
"They're truly a national
power," York said. "They're like
Lake Superior. Michigan really has
a great hockey team. This is
Coach Berenson's best team ever
by a. mile. He's had some great
players in the past, but he's never
had this many on the same team
Senior center Don Stone stuffed
the first lump of coal into York's
stocking both nights. Only :45 into
the game Friday, Stone took a
pass from defenseman Patrick
Neaton and fired it by Falcon
goalie Angelo Libertucci. The next
night it was Don Stone again, this
time at :46, when he skated across
the crease and flipped it in for an-
other early Wolverine lead. And
both nights it was only the begin-
ning of an onslaught.
Friday, junior Denny Felsner
fed David Roberts who caught
Libertucci straying too far out of
the net and angled Michigan's
second goal behind the rattled
goalie at 3:00 - a scene league
coaches are becoming accustomed
"The Ouimet line is a truly ex-

ceptional one," York said. "Those(z
guys move the puck so well.
Somebody is always there for the
puck. We don't have guys like that.
We don't have the people with the
flat out speed to take over a
Bowling Green drew closer
when Martin Jiranek, one of the............................:
few Falcon players who seemed ...3
able to break free at all against the
Wolverines, scored an unassisted
goal, his 19th of the year, at 13:01.
Jiranek's slapshot was wide of the
mark, but Michigan goalie Steve
Shields (16-3-3) was unable to get
a handle on the rebound and it.
trickled in for Bowling Green's
only goal.
After that it was all Michigan
and all David Roberts. Uncon-
tested behind the net, Roberts sat
back and waited until he found
Ted Kramer in front of the net for:
an easy power play goal that put
Michigan up 3-1. Goals by Mike
Stone and Tim Helber rounded out
the scoring in the first period. # w
Roberts scored twice more 'u
while both teams were a man short
to notch his second hat trick of the
season - and sandwiched in be-
tween was Denny Felsner's nation- Forward Ted Kramer attempts to block a Bowling Green shot en route to a 9-1 victory Friday night.
See FALCONS, Page 7




Men swimmers drown

by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer

If you ask a coach which is;
more important, athletics or
academics, he will always say
school. But deep in his heart, he
knows his job depends on his
win-loss ratio. Coaches need
every edge they can get - and
rules restricting their actions
take many of the edges away.
An athlete spends more time
with a coach than all of his or
her teachers combined. Coaches
have enormous influence. It is no
wonder athletics have become
more important than studies in
many instances.
A coach doesn't have time to
think about how much a player
knows about physics and French.
All a coach looks for is passing
grades -most of his or her

'M' coaches speak on
NCAA changes


regain control of athletics. That
is exactly what happened last
week at the 1991 NCAA
Convention in Nashville, Tenn.
The 95 proposals voted on
last week will not only affect the
student-athlete, but, more
importantly, the coaches, who
will have to prepare for
numerous changes. Assistant
coaches are going to be laid-off,
scholarships will be reduced by
ten percent, supervised practice
and playing time will be limited
to 20 hours a week, sea sons will
be shorter, and the list goes on
and on.
Michigan coaches reacted in
a typical manner this week after'
being notified of the future
changes. Most of them were
pleased with the convention's
direction, but everyone seemed

Stanford an
by Andy De Korte
Daily Sports Writer,
A new Wolverine rivalry has1
been growing over the past four
years between two perennial top+
ten teams. The fifth-ranked Michi-
gan men's swimming team has
now won four straight meets in the
last four years against No. 2 Stan-
ford University.
Michigan also extended its
winning streak to two over No. 9
University of California-Berkeley
Golden Bears during the weekend
stay in California.
On Friday, the Michigan
swimmers and divers overpowered
the Cardinal, 132-111, winning
eight of thirteen events. Following
this incredible performance, Wol-
verine head swimming coach Jon
Urbanchek's wishes were fulfilled

d Berkeley
"But it wasn't that we swam
exceptional. Our divers were just
Michigan divers ate up both
opponents, gaining 32 points out of
a possible 38 against Stanford and
30 against Berkeley. Eric Lesser
won the 3000 meter dives both
days and split the honors with Jeff
Jozwiak on the 1000 meter board
to combine for 48 points.
"We didn't do anything special.
We have just been practicing hard,
and we all came up to the chal-
lenge," Jeff Jozwiak said.
The divers could not win the
meet alone, however. The World
Championship medal winning trio,
Eric Wunderlich, Eric Namesnik,
and Mike Barrowman, were joined
at the vanguard by Brian Gunn.
Wunderlich swam with the tenac-

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