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8- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 28, 1995
'M'icers must face Spartans shorthanded Pe

By Danielle Rumore
Daily Sports Writer
Coming off the College Hockey
Showcase in Milwaukee, the Michigan
hockey team will have to deal with a
little more than a weekend split and the
loss ofleft wing Jason Botterill tonight.
The No. 4 Wolverines (7-1-0
the almost certain loss of right wing
Bill Muckalt, who is suffering from a
foot injury.
"Unless there's a miraculous re-
covery, which I don't expect, (he
won't skate). We didn't know any-
thing about it until today," Michigan
coach Red Berenson said yesterday at
practice. "He tried to skate but he
couldn't push off on it.
"This is not good, with Botterill
and Muckalt out."
The Wolverines lost Botterill last
Friday during their 7-3 victory over
Wisconsin. Botterill was ejected from
the contest after being called for fight-
ing and received a two-game disquali-
fication. He served the first part ofthe
disqualification during Michigan's 3-
2 loss to Minnesota in the Showcase
This is the second time this season
that Botterill has been called for fight-
ing and has received game disqualifi-
cations as a result of the penalty. He
will miss tonight's action against in-
state rival Michigan State (7-2-0, 10-
4-0) at Munn Ice Arena at 7 p.m.
"These (upcoming) games are huge
games and we can't afford to lose
players," Berenson said.
Muckalt injured his foot off the ice

The Titans are led by 6-9 junior
Leon Derricks, who left Michigan
after the 1993-94 season.
STREAK ENDS: Fisher's decision to
start freshman Louis Bullock against
Arizona ended senior Dugan Fife's
streak of 65 consecutive starts. Fife
was inserted into the starting lineup
against Georgia Tech Friday.
Sophomore Maurice Taylor is the
only Wolverines that has started in all
five contests. Bullock and fellow
freshman Albert White have started
three times this year.
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on Ron Oliver got his first basket as a
Wolverine last night. Oliver turned
down scholarship offers from South
Alabama and Miami (Fla.) after aver-
aging 18 points per game during his
senior season at Little Rock High
School in Arkansas.
Ryan DeKuiper scored his third
point of the year on a foul shot. His
first bucket came in the final minutes
against Weber State.
TV TIME: Tomorrow'sagame against
Ball State will be televised at 7:30
p.m. by Prime Network. Next
Tuesday's contest at LSU will be aired
by ESPN at 7:30 p.m.
The Dec. 9 clash with Duke is sched-

Michigan forward Bill Muckalt may miss tonight's game because of a foot injury.

Sunday and tried to skate in practice
yesterday. He had too much diffi-
culty, though, so he headed to the
lockerroom during practice.
"It looks like he just has a forefoot
sprain, so it's not his ankle," athletic
trainer Rick Bancroft said. "It was a
freak thing. He twisted his foot. I
would say his status is questionable
(for tonight)."

The Spartans are also coming off a
weekend split at the Showcase. They
lost to Minnesota Friday, 6-5, and
beat Wisconsin, 5-4, Saturday.
"They looked good this weekend
and they played well," Berenson said.
"They had four power-play goals. The
power play looks really good."
Michigan State returns 16
letterwinners from last season's

squad. The Spartans are led by senior
center Anson Carter. He was Michi-
gan State's leading goal-scorer a year
ago with 34 and has tallied nine goals
this season.
"They really look like a much bet-
ter team than last year," Berenson
said. "Their forwards are much-im-
proved. Their defense also looks bet-
ter, maybe because of the forwards."

Continued from Page 7
The Dec. 28 game will cap a season
that was successful in many respects,
as far as Carr is concrned, but also
one that may ultimately be a disap-
For the third straight year Michi-
gan aimed for first place in the Big
Ten, and for the third straight year the
Wolverines missed, this time by three
"Our goal was to win the Big Ten,
and if we didn't, we wouldn't have
any excuses," Carr said. "And we
don't have any excuses.
"It is a season that we're proud of,
but it's not a season that we're satis-

fled with."
Instead, Northwestern will face
Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl, and
that's something that doesn't sit so
well with Carr.
Michigan obviouslyhadagreatdeal
to do with the Wildcats' Rose Bowl
bid, as the Wolverines' win over Ohio
State sent Northwestern to Pasadena.
When asked about his thoughts on the
Northwestern-Southern Cal matchup,
Carr paused, with a grimace on his
face and no words flowing from his
Carr then took a drink of water and
paused again, the water not able to
dissolve the distaste of having some-
one other than Michigan in the Rose
Bowl. He spoke briefly about North-

western-Southern Cal, saying,
"there's a lot of ways to look at it,"
but that was basically it.
He must not have had anything nice
to say.
are several Wolverines on the All-Big
Ten teams, but one seems to be miss-
ing from the first team.
Michigan tailback Tshimanga
Biakabutuka made the league's sec-
ond team, as Ohio State's Eddie
George and Northwestern's Darnell
Autry were named the first team
tailbacks. The selections were made
by the conference coaches.
Irons, a linebacker, center Rod
Payne and linemen Jon Runyan and
Jason Horn made the first team, as

did defensive backs Charles
Woodson and Clarence Thompson.
Woodson also was named Freshman
of the Year.
George and Northwestern line-
backer Pat Fitzgerald were named
offensive and defensive players of
the year, respectively.
PLAYERS OF THE wEEK: Biakabutuka
and Woodson were named Big Ten
players of the week for their perfor-
mances against Ohio State Saturday.
Woodson interceptedtwo of Bobby
Hoying's passes, including one that
ended the Buckeyes' final drive.
Biakabutuka rushed for a career-high
313 yards, the second-best single-
game effort in Michigan football his-

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Mitchell 24 428 1-2 1-411 9 Woer 37611 2.4 2-333 16
Taylor 28 6-10 0-0 0-2 2 3 12 Martin 31 2.11 2-2 1-5 1 5 6
Baston, 25 6-7 3-4 2-71 11 Taylor 37 6.8 0-0 1511312
Bullock 24 5-7 2.2 12 5 0 15 Roberts 33 3.8 00 0332 9
Conan 28 4-5 0-0 0-252 12 DeVan 27 1-5 0-0 0-122 3
Fife 22 0-4 0-0 02 31 0 Brandt 14 1-4 0-0 0-11 2-2
Ward 23 5.10 1-4 24231 11 Hamilton 6 0.1 0-0 1-1 00 0
Taylor 11 2-5 1-2 2-4 01 5 Churctill 7 1-2 0-0 0-2 01 2
White 11 1-2 0-0 0-200 2 tdekunle 4 0-2 0-0 1-101 0
Morton 1 0-1 0-0 2-2 00 0 Foo 3 1-200 0-0 00 2
Oliver 1 1-1 0-0 00 00 2 Mcolelland 1 0-0 0-0 00 00 0
DeKupier 1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 Totals 200 2154 44610.28 1119 52
Szyndare 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 FG5%:.389. FT%t .667. Three-poit goals: 6-23,_261
Tostals 200 3440 9-6 1134 2010 84 (Roberts 3. Wooster 2-5, 0e0an 1-4, Martin 0-3,
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.583 (Conlan 4-4,Bullock3-3, Fite 0-2, Ward 0-2. McCelland).Turnoves: 21 (DeVan 9, Martin 5, Taylor
Mitchell 0-1). Blocks: 8 (Mitchell 2, Taylor 2, Traylor 5, Churchill 2, Brandt, Roberts, Wooster). Steals: 2
2, ston 1, Fite 1).Tuovers: 12 (Mitchell 3, (RobertsTaylo).Technical Fouls: none.
Bullock 2, Taylor 2, Ward 2, Conlan, White). Stalos: 50. Fancis......27 25 - 52
9 (Morton 2, Warl 2, Baston, Bullock, Conlan, Fife, Michigan.... 38 46 - 84
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