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

SPORTS

Women's Basketball
at Indiana
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Assembly Hall

The Michigan Daily

Friday, February 22, 1991

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Redless Blue takes
on Golden Flashes

Cagers look to end *

by Matt Rennie
Daily.Hockey Writer
It may seem that Michigan
hockey coach Red Berenson's
one-game suspension will place
his assistant Mel Pearson in a dif-
ficult position. But at least he
won't be all alone on the bench.
Almost, but not quite.
It will indeed be a lonely
bench tonight when the Wolver-
ines take on Kent State at Yost
Arena. Berenson and six Wolver-'
ines will be serving one-game
suspensions, which are the result
of each individual's role in last
Saturday's brouhaha with Michi-
gan State.
Pearson will only have 17
players at his disposal for the
game, including 10 forwards, five
defenders, and two goalies.
Seldom-used Mike Semack will
dress for the Wolverines as a
backup to starter Chris Gordon.
Rookie Steve Shields, who
usually starts between the pipes
for Michigan, is one of the six
suspended players.
Berenson said the hockey of-
fice was contacted by several ath-
letic entrepreneurs, who offered to

serve as Gordon's understudy in
return for the opportunity to don
the Maize and Blue.
While Berenson turned away
all the wanna-be Wolverines, the
Wolverine coach also had the op-
tion of asking Tim Keough for his
services. Keough quit the team
earlier this season to concentrate
on his studies. However, Berenson
hoped no action would be neces-
sary.
One lineup change of a posi-
tive nature is that sophomore for-'
ward David Roberts is expected
to return to the ice after missing
three games with a shoulder in-
jury.
Berenson hopes to have all his
players, with the exception of
rookie forward David Oliver
(broken leg), back at his disposal
when the Wolverines open the
CCHA playoffs a week from to-
day. Michigan will have home-ice
advantage against either Ohio
State or Illinois-Chicago.
"We can't worry about who
we're playing," Berenson said.
"We have to play the same game
against anybody.- "

season on
by David Schechter
Daily Basketball Writer
Even though the NCAA tour-
nament is out of the picture for the
women's basketball team, it isn't
about to give in.
Over the next two weekends,
the Wolverines (3-10 in the Big
Ten) play four conference games,
and they hope to benefit from the
lack of pressure of a must-win sit-
uation looming over their heads.
"Thankfully, the players have
solid goals. They're thinking in
terms of winning games and
haven't resigned to just letting the
season finish out," coach Bud
VanDeWege said. "They want to
accomplish something before the
season's out."
With the momentum the team
built last weekend by defeating
Illinois and giving nationally-
ranked Purdue a difficult forty
minutes, the Wolverines are far
from giving up.
"Our confidence is actually in
as good of shape as it has been in
a long time," VanDeWege said.

high note
Unfortunately for Michigan,
their next two games are on the
road. Maybe even more unfortu-
nate is that tonight's opponent, In
diana, is still in contention for an
NCAA bid. The Hoosiers don't
want the Wolverines to come be-
tween them and the tournament.
The less difficult end of the
weekend series will be against
Ohio State on Sunday. Earlier this
season, Michigan gave the Buck-
eyes a battle at Crisler, but after
captain Carol Szczechowski
fouled out in regulation, the
Wolverines fell in overtime.
Although next week's games
are both at home, the Wolverines
have the misfortune of playing the
hottest team in the conference. Af-
ter a rocky conference start, the
young Iowa Hawkeyes are coming
on strong.
"I would have said after we
played them down there, 'Yes, we
have a chance to beat them nextl
time,' but right now it depends on
how we come out of this week-
end," VanDeWege said.

JOSE JUAREMDalty

Defenseman Patrick Neaton skates away from MSU rightwinger Dwayne
Morris last Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.

TM basketball titles decided

Netters head west to face top-ranked opponents

by Ken Davidoff
Daily Sports Writer

by Eric Sklar
Daily Sports Writer

Next week, many students will
be off bathing in the Florida sun.
The members of the Michigan
men's tennis team aren't so lucky
- they have to settle for Califor-
nia.
However, their trip to the
Golden State will not be all fun
and relaxation, as the Wolverines
(6-1, 1-0 in Big Ten) will face
three top-ranked opponents in UC-
Irvine, UCLA, and Pepperdine.
These tough teams do not faze

Michigan coach Brian Eisner,
though. "We're going out there
with the expectation of winning,"
he said.
The Wolverines are led by
David Kass (14-5 overall, ranked
ninth in the nation), Dan Brakus
(14-6), and John Karzen (12-4).
The Brakus/Kass team leads the
doubles lineup with a 6-3 record.
The competition begins Febru-
ary 26, when Michigan will square
off against UC-Irvine, which is
ranked No. 25 in the country.

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The Anteaters boast a 4-2
record, but only No. 2 singles
player Mike Roberts (4-1, 8-4
overall) has an impressive record
in dual meet play. Rookie Brett
Hansen-Dent is ranked No. 32 in
the nation with a 9-6 overall
record, but is only 2-4 in non-tour-
nament matches.
The next stop for the Michigan
squad is Los Angeles, where it will
face UCLA on February 28. The
Bruins are currently ranked second
in the nation with a 10-0 record.
"Of the three teams, UCLA is
the strongest," Eisner said. "They
are very established, and they
have a lot of players that are back
from last year."
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all), Fritz Bissell (8-1, 18-6),
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David Nalnkin (9-1, 16-2), and Ja-
son Sher (9-0, 13-2) lead a
formidable singles lineup for the
Bruins.
The last stop on the team's
West Coast tour is Pepperdine.
The Wave has compiled a 7-0
record, and is ranked No. 13 in the
country. Alejo Mancisidor (6-1),
Ashley Newman (6-1), and Ar
Nathan (7-0) lead the squad in vic-
tories, and the Wave's top three
doubles teams are all undefeated.
"We're going to have to get
good performances throughout the
lineup (for all three meets)," Eis-
ner said. "All those teams have
different strengths and weaknesses,
and the team that can win the
close matches is the team that is
going to win."
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weren't executing," Simms said.
"Michigan's pressure made us turn
the ball over."
A Demetrius Calip steal led to
a Tony Tolbert lay-up which
helped spark Michigan to a 16-3
run. The Wolverines established
their first substantial lead of the
game and took 37-30 advantage
into the intermission.
"I thought our defense in the
first half was the difference. They
only had 19 shots with 12
turnovers," Michigan coach Steve
Fisher said. "Some quickness with
our perimeter people ... got us
some steals and easy baskets."
After expanding their halftime
advantage into double figures, the
Wolverines allowed Wisconsin
back into the game. The Badgers'
strong inside game came to life,

There were alley-oops, wild
crowds, buzzer-beating shots, and
celebrities in the stands. No, it
wasn't the Final Four; it was the
Intramural A Basketball Champi-
onships, but the two games
matched any past college duels in
excitement and intensity.
Wednesday night showcased
the final matches of all leagues,
but the two that stood out were the
Independent and Fraternity A
games. In the former, The Sliths
defeated the Lother and Hill Peo-
ple by a 47-44 score, while ZBT
beat EAM in overtime, 33-32, in
the nightcap.
Although the Sliths never
seemed to be in danger of losing
the game, they never really domi-
nated, either. At one point in the
third quarter, the Lother and Hill
People tied the score at 20-20, but
the Sliths. whose team consists

primarily of football players, im-
mediately retaliated with a perfect
alley-oop to power forward/wide
receiver Derrick Alexander.
Alexander and Alfie Burch ledw
the way with ten points each,
while Dave Reynolds and Rick
Keith paced their squad with ten
apiece.
It appeared that Sammy, led by
Mike Yaker's ten points, had its
match under control, as it headed
into the fourth quarter with a 24-18
advantage. However, the Zeebs
came back and drew even wher
Ron Robinson hit a jump shot as
time expired.
Both teams missed two free
throws in the overtime, and it ap-
peared a second period would be
necessary. However, ZBT Craig
Blumenfeld was fouled with no
time left and, with the crowd on its
feet, he calmly sank his first shot
to win the game. A.

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while their defense stiffened and
Michigan's shots stopped falling.
Michigan went five minutes
without a basket, while Wisconsin
maneuvered the ball inside almost
at will. A Tompkins lay-up con-
cluded a 10-0 Badger run, pulling
them within one, 44-43.
"In the second half, I thought
they spread the floor a little bit,
pushed it inside, and we weren't
nearly as good defensively until
the last five minutes," Fisher said.
After sloppy play by both
teams, the Badgers took the lead
on an Ellenson jumper. And follow-
ing a Larry Hisle lay-up, their ad-
vantage reached four, 59-55. Yet,
Wisconsin couldn't pull away.
"Every time we took a small
lead, we'd come back and turn it
over, or somebody would do some-
thing uncharacteristic of that per-
son," Wisconsin coach Steve Yo-
der said.

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Men's Track
Michigan men's track coach
Jack Harvey enters Saturday's
Big Ten Championship indoor
meet in Iowa City with a practi-
cal outlook.
"Realistically, we can't win,"
Harvey said. "Our goal is to be in
the top three, but I guess I'll be
disappointed if we finish lower
than fourth."
The prospects are better for
seniors Brad Darr and Neal New-
man. Top-seeded Darr vaulted a
career best 17'10 1/4" a few
weeks ago to qualify for the
NCAA Championships. Newman
is seeded second in the 800 me-
ters, an event for which he has al-
ready earned a ticket to the
NCAAs.
"We have improved as a team
over the last few years," Harvey
said, "but our problem has been a
lack of quality depth."
-Kevin Sundman,
DailySports Writer

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Cancellation
Michigan's wrestling match
with Morgan State tommorrow
(February 23) has been cancelled,
coach Dale Bahr announced.
Morgan State will be unable to
travel to Ann Arbor because of a
scheduling conflict involving its
conference championships.

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