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Men's Basketball
vs. Wisconsin
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Crisler Arena
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Ice Hockey
vs. Kent State
Friday, 7:30 p.m
Yost Ice Arena

Tuesday, February 19, 1991

Page 8

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Purdue outlasts

Wolverines

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Phil Green

'M' falls to Boilermakers in double overtime, 83-77

Little-known Vosku il
shines in front of stars
It wasn't a Demetrius Calip dunk. It wasn't an Eric Riley blocked
shot. And it wasn't a 12-0 Michigan run.
None of these caused the first eruption at Crisler Arena last night.
It was super-recruit Chris Webber, and it was only halftime.
"WEB-BER, WEB-BER," the students screamed as the 6-foot-9
superstar from Detroit Country Day High School crossed the hard-
wood and Dick Vitale anxiously awaited an interview. As Webber re-
turned to his seat next to fellow high school superstar Jalen Rose, the
crowd erupted once again.
The entire arena: fans, press, and television crew cared more
about one high school player than an apparently boring ESPN Big
Monday package.
But after the intermission, a once lightly recruited Wolverine,
James Voskuil, garnered the crowd's attention. The 6-foot-7 shooter
played one of his best games as a Wolverine as he helped keep
Michigan in the game during the second half.
In the past, Voskuil has certainly not been a man of steel. He
spent his first season on the sidelines watching the eventual National
Champions, while missing action last year with an injury and spend-
ing the season as a redshirt.
He also began this season on the inactive list following foot
surgery. Since his return to the lineup, his clutch shooting and tough
defense have earned him a spot in the starting lineup.
Last night, screens by Sam Mitchell and Freddie Hunter
frequently opened Voskuil up for three-point shots, and short baseline
jumpers off inbounds passes. If a defender closed on him, Voskuil
impressively drove to the basket. He scored 16 points and corralled
six rebounds before fouling out during the second overtime.
The Wolverines have been looking for some scoring out of the
forward position all season. Lately, Voskuil has given them that. He
tallied nine points in each of Michigan's last two games and added a
then-career-high 14 against Iowa.
On past Big Ten teams, Kirk Manns (Michigan State) and Steve
Alford (Indiana) have benefitted from such plays with 20 point scor-
ing averages and All-American considerations.
While the unheralded Voskuil helped keep the fans alive, the su-
perstars, Webber and Rose, observed from the stands. They craned
their necks to see around standing Michigan students, and during a
brief Wolverine run early in the second overtime, the two discretely
slapped hands.
While Duke may have given Webber the perfect weekend last
week with an impressive victory over LSU, the Blue Devils couldn't
offer him what he received in Ann Arbor: double overtime Big Ten
basketball seated next to a high school rival and friend.
Neither Webber nor Rose plan on committing to a school until his
high school seasons are done. Along with Michigan and Duke, Web-
ber's list of choices include Michigan State, Minnesota and Detroit,
while Rose has narrowed it to UNLV, Syracuse, and Michigan.
However, these lists were compiled during halftime. If Michigan's
"unheralded stars" continue to shine, even in defeat, both Webber
and Rose can be nothing but impressed.
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by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer
Someone send EMS. Several
hearts stopped in last night double-
overtime Michigan loss to Purdue,
83-77.
The Wolverines (12-11 overall,
5-8 Big Ten) were able to send the
game into the first overtime period
when Michigan guard Demetrius
Calip hit a soft jumper on the run
with 1.1 seconds to knot the game
at 59-59.
The first overtime period began
with both teams trading baskets.
Calip, who led all scorers with 32
points, continued to take advan-
tage of his hot hand. He quickly
put Michigan up by one when he
popped a triple.
What was a mild annoyance
during the game turned into a ma-
jor headache near the end. Purdue
(13-10, 5-8) center Craig Riley
had a career game as he used his
wide body to dominate the paint.
His layup put the Boilermakers up
by two.
"Basically, I just didn't think as
much," Riley said. "I just took it
to the hole, and most often I got
fouled or made the bucket."
On the Very next possession,
Michigan forward Sam Mitchell
lost the handle on a pass and Pur-
due got the ball right back. With
21.5 seconds left, Calip was forced
to foul Purdue guard Matt Painter.
Painter split the foul shots. Michi-
gan guard Kirk Taylor then calmly
hit a three-pointer to re-tie the
game. Purdue was unable to score
on the next possession and the
game went into the second over-
time.
The final period began with a
barrage of Michigan points. Just
like he did in the first overtime,
Calip led things off with a triple.
He duplicated the feat. Purdue
then turned the ball over, allowing
Mitchell to dunk and give the
Wolverines a seven point edge.

MICHIGAN (77)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP

Hunter
voskuil
Mitchell
Calip
Talley
Pelinka
Tolbert
Taylor
Riley
Mclver

1-5
7-13
1-6
12-22
i-1
0-0
0-0
6-9
2-4
___-0

0-0
0-2
0-0
3-s
3-4
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-2
0-0

3
6
3
5
4
0
0
2
7
0

2
0
0
5
8
0
0
0

4
5
3
3
2
0
5
0

2
16
2
5
0
0
15
5
0

Totals 30-70 7-13 3 16 2 77
3-pt. goals: 10-22 (Voskuil 2-5, Calip 5-9,
Talley 0-2, Taylor 3-5, Mitchell 0-1). FG%- .429,
3-pt. FG%- .455, Fr%- .538. Blocks: 4 (Riley 3,
Voskuil 1). Turnovers: 10 (Talley 2, Mitchell 2,
Taylor 2, Riley 2, Voskuil 1,.McIver 1). Steals: 3
(Riley 1, Talley 1, Taylor 1).
PURDUE (83)
Player TFG FT R A PF TP
White 6.12 4:11 17 2 2 16
Oliver 5-11 9-10 6 3 1 20
McNary 2-4 0-0 2 0 3 4
Painter 5-6 3-4 5 3 2 15
Damner 2-6 0-0 2 34 5
Barrett 0-2 0-0 1 5 1 0
Stanback 0-1 0-0 2 0 0 0
Riley 7-11 9-12 7 I 4 23
Trice 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0

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Totals

27-53 25-37 43 17 17 83

3-pt. goals: 4-9 (Painter 2-3, Oliver 1-3, Darner 1-
3). FG%- .509, 3-pt. FG%- .444, FT%- .676.
Blocks: 4 (White 2, Oliver 1, Riley 1) Turnovers:
17 (White 4, Painter 3. Stanback 3, Oliver 2,
Darner 2, Riley 2, Barrett 1). Steals: 2 (white 1,
Darner 1).
Boilermakers.
Riley came off the bench to
lead all Purdue scorers with 23.
"They played not to lose in-
stead of playing to win," Riley
said.

KENNETH SMOLLER/Daily
Michigan guard Kirk Taylor drives to the basket last night against
Purdue. Taylor hit a three-pointer during the closing seconds of the first
overtime to tie the game for the Wolverines. However, his effort
was in vain as Michigan succumbed in the second extra period, 83-77.

"We did not do a good job
against the posting-up of Riley,"
Michigan coach Steve Fisher said.
"You have to make him catch the
ball outside the paint. Too many
times he was able to back the ball
in against us."
This was a crushing blow to the
chances of Michigan making the
NCAA tournament. The Wolver-
ines can only afford one more loss
all year, and even then it will be a
question of whether they can get
in.
"Our chances of making the
tournament are remote," Fisher
said. "Our kids are awfully disap-
pointed."

But the Boilermakers were not
done yet, as Painter nailed a three-
pointer.
"We didn't think we had to
come down and jack three-point-
ers," Painter said. "We took our
time and got good shots and after
that it was just a one-point game
and we took it from there."

Purdue forward Chuckie White
swatted away a Michael Talley
scoop shot and the Boilermakers
were off and running, forcing
Michigan to foul. Purdue converted
all of its free throws this time and
suddenly Michigan was in trouble.
With 4.9 seconds left, Riley
slammed home the win for the

Spartans pull upset,
sweep Blue spikers
by Caryn Seidman

Daily Sports Writer
As the year began, the Michi-
gan men's volleyball club declared
itself the team to beat this season.
Club member Rico Latham said
the team would come out with so
much power and force that that its
games would be a clash of the
titans
As these "titans" fought the
Spartans of Michigan State Satur-

day, they were unable to live up to
the expectations they had set for
themselves. Michigan lost to State
in three straight games, 15-12, 15-
13, and 15-10.
"It was not that State played a
stronger game," Wolverine Tom
Johengen said. "We simply played
worse than we expected."
In the second game, the
Wolverines were up, 10-0, only to
see that lead shrink to 13-6, and
then disappear at 13-15. The Spar-
tans were able to score nine
straight points against the Wolver-
ines, who were not playing like the
team that grabbed first place in the
Iowa-Big Ten Tournament.
"We broke down and started
making a lot of mental errors," Jo-
hengen said. "A lot of unforced
physical errors let State get back
into the game."
Team members attributed the
disappointing loss to two problems.
They said there was a lack of con-
centration, and they were not play-
ing with a lot of intensity.
"We are very disappointed," he
said, "not only because they are
our rivals, but they are the caliber
of team we like to measure our-
selves against."
The Wolverines appeared to
have learned from their mistakes,
as they swept Bowling Green in
their next match.

HOCKEY NOTEBOOK
Berenson, icers regroup
after weeKend spectacle
by John Niyo
Daily Hockey Writer

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Tempers have abated, and the fists have been dropped, but Saturday
night's fight between Michigan and Michigan State that had everyone
talking certainly isn't forgotten. Wolverine coach Red Berenson had
some afterthoughts on the weekend fracas.
"I think the thing that happened was that both teams were allowed
to leave the bench at the same time," Berenson said. "Friday, the ref-
eree had one team stay while the other went off. Saturday, that didn't
happen.
"There were still some emotions left on the ice at the end of the pe-
riod - but nothing major. What did it was that both teams came out on
the ice, especially Michigan State. Then you've got 40 guys out on the
ice together, and it's too late."
And in an attempt to clear up the incident - which resulted in
game suspensions for six Wolverines and five Spartans- Berenson
said that he had "been asked to attend" a hearing Wednesday, with
CCHA officials.
"It was an unfortunate incident," Berenson added. "That's not what
college hockey is about. I'm embarrassed because it was supposed to
be a showcase event for the league, and it was in front of the largest
crowd ever to see a CCHA game. They ended up seeing that."
The suspensions affect Michigan only for this Friday's non-league
matchup with Kent State. Goalie Steve Shields, defensemen Chris
Tamer, Aaron Ward, and Doug Evans, as well as forwards Kent Broth-
ers and Cam Stewart will all sit out Friday.
The shortage in numbers is becoming old hat for the Wolverines. A
rash of injuries, culminating with the loss of Denny Felsner and David
Roberts two weeks ago against Western Michigan, left Berenson
scrambling to fill holes.

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