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12A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 12, 1995

BASKETBALL
Continued from page "A
Fisher said. "I would anticipate that
he could play anywhere on the perim-
eter. We've got to find a way to get
him shots."
Fisher said that freshman Albert
White (6-6,230) can play outside and
on the frontline. The Inkster native
averaged 31 points and 15.9 rebounds
his senior season.
"Albert White is a phenomenal ath-
lete and I think he's most effective in
and around the basket," Fisher said.
"He'll give us versatility and he's
able to play all over the place."
Three Wolverines have transferred
over the past year. Leon Derricks left
for Detroit last season, Bobby
Crawford is now at Rice and Makhtar
Ndiaye made his move to North Caro-
lina over the summer. All three were
upset over a lack of playing time.
The defections leave Michigan with
a 10-man roster. .
"We've had more transfers in the
last two years than I'd like in a life-
time," Fisher said. "I'm afraid that's
the way of the world.
"I'd almost prefer a roster with
about 10 players. It gives more play-
ing time to everyone."
1995-96 Michigan
'basketball schedl
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1216Wshington
12/18 Cleveland State
1/1 a&---t Michiga8n Stt
( 1121Penn State
1/31 Purue &,
2/22 a entt
2/24 Minnesota
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Blue travels to Tarheel Invite
for first team meet of season

By Jennifer Hodulik
For the Daily
The Michigan men's tennis team
will be tested for the first time this
season when it heads to Chapel Hill,
N.C., for the Tarheel Invitational this
weekend.
Although some Wolverines have
played several individual matches thus
far, the entire team will be in action as
12 players are slated to compete. This
should serve as an indicator of what
to expect from the Wolverines
throughout the year.
"The quality of competition will be
very good," said Michigan coach
Brian Eisner, the Big Ten Coach of
the Year last season. "We are con-
cerned about our seniors playing top-
flight players in terms of their im-
provement."
The seniors include Peter Pusztai
and John Costanzo, who alternated at
the No. 1 and 2 singles positions last
year. They are expected to be among
the four best players in the region.
Both were All-Big Ten selections
last season and combined for a record
of 55-24 in singles matches and 20-11
as a doubles tandem.
This duo is joined by the other three
top players from last season. Senior

"Ifeel ,good
about.. our team
with the top five
players returning"I
Brian Eisner
Michigan men's tennis coach
Geoff Prentice is in the fifth spot,
while sophomores David Paradzik and
Arvid Swan are at the third and fourth
spots, respectively.
Prentice and Swan will also be ex-
pected to make a contribution as
doubles partners after compiling a
record of 19-1 1 last season.
"I feel good about the strength of
our team with the top five players
returning," Eisner said.
Joining the veteran core will be
several freshmen, including Jake
Raiton and William Farah.
"This match is very important in
the development of our young players
in that some will be competing for the
first time," Eisner said.
The results of the Tarheel Invita-

tional-will be counted toward NCAA
individual ratings, but will not be of
any consequence in determining the
team's standing.
Because the NCAA regulates how
many competitions a team may trave
to, this match is significant in that it is
one of 25 team events for Michigan.
Eisner hopes to improve on las
year's second-place conference fin-
ish. Michigan enters the season ranked
No. 26 in the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association preseason poll.
The Wolverines will not begin their
Big Ten Conference dual matches
until Jan. 20 against Penn State.

Peter Pusztal and the Wolverines enter the season ranked 26th.

Atlanta goe
Associated Press
Add Javy Lopez to the Atlanta
Braves' roll call of last-inning heroes.
Lopez hit a three-run homer in the
10th inning, capping yet another dra-
matic rally as the Braves beat the Cin-
cinnati Reds 6-2 Wednesday night and
took a 2-0 lead in the National League
playoffs.
Atlanta's second consecutive extra-in-
ning win put the Reds in a near-impos-
sible situation. No team has won the NL
pennant after losing the first two games of
the championship series at home.
"It's a very uncomfortable feeling,"
Reds manager Davey Johnson said.
"We've got to score more runs. Our
offensejust hasn't produced that many."
Three-time Cy Young Award winner
Greg Maddux will start Game 3 at At-
lanta on Friday night, opposedby David
Wells.
The Reds pulled out every offensive

s up 2-0on Cincinnati
trick they could think up against starter None of it was going to stop him from
John Smoltz, who has beaten them three winning a game the Cleveland Indians
times this season. They finally got him absolutely had to have.
out of the game following the seventh Hershiser maintained his perfect ca-
with the score tied at two. reerrecordinthepostseason,and Manny
But the NL's top extra-inning club Ramirez homered twice and went 4-
failed for the second consecutive night. for-4, leading the Indianspast Seattle 5-
Mark Portugal, relegated to the bullpen 2 Wednesday night and tyingthe Ameri-
for the playoffs, started the 10th by can League playoffs at one game apiece.
giving up a single to Mark Lemke, a Showing the form that once made
walk to Fred McGriff and a single to him baseball's best pitcher, the 37-year-
David Justice, loading the bases. old Hershiser allowed four hits in eight
Portugal then bounced a breaking ball innings and improved to 6-0 in playoff
for awildpitch with Ryan Klesko at bat to and World Series competition. His only
let in the go-ahead run, and Lopez fol- blemish came in the sixth inning when
lowed Klesko with a first-pitch homer Griffey tied a postseason record with
high off the left-field foul screen. his sixth home run.
Cleveland 5, Seattle 2 The best-of-seven series goes back to
Orel Hershiser would have none of it. Jacobs Field for Game 3 Friday night.
Not the Kingdome noise, not the fire- Mariners ace Randy Johnson, finally
works set off after Ken Griffey Jr.'s able to get some time off this week,
home run, not the momentum the Se- starts on four days' rest, opposed by
attle Mariners were starting to build. Charles Nagy.

AP PHOTO
Atlanta's Rafael Beiliard tags out Cincinnati's Thomas Howard as he tries to steal
second last night.

I

BIG TEN
Continued from page 10A
Since Joe Paterno arrived at Penn
State 30 years ago, the Nittany Lions
have only lost three games in a row on
four occasions.
Thanks to two consecutive home
losses this season, Penn State is all
but out of contention for a return trip
to the Rose Bowl. If the Nittany Lions
hope to earn a bid to the Citrus Bowl,.
they had better win this game.
Although Purdue's offense has put
up some big point totals, it has been
negated by the defense, as evidenced
by last week's 39-38 loss to Minne-
sota.
The Penn State offense should have
a field day against a Boilermaker de-
fense that has surrendered nearly 30
points per contest.
Expect a big game from Penn State
quarterback Wally Richardson, who
already has 1,077 yards and eight
touchdowns on the season, and wide
receiver Bobby Engram, who has
caught 28 passes for 461 yards and
four TDs.
In addition, the powerful offensive
line should open up some gaping holes
for running backs Mike Archie and
Curtis Ends.
Purdue might be pumped for this
game but the Nittany Lions aren't
dropping three games in a row. It's

just not happening.
Penn State 42, Purdue 20
Indiana (0-2, 2-3) at Iowa (1-0, 4-
0)
Don't look now, but the No. 23
Hawkeyes are putting together quite a
season underveteran coach Hayden Fry.
They are undefeated and are riding high
after a 21-7 win over Michigan State in
East Lansing. Iowa now returns to Iowa
City for a homecoming date with the
punchless Hoosiers.
The Iowa offense is turning out to
be one of the strongest in the confer-
ence. Quarterback Matt Sherman is
44 of77 for 809 yards and five TDs on
the season. Tailback Sedrick Shaw is
quickly becoming one of the premier
backs in the league.
On the other side of the ball, Indi-
ana is going 'to have a rough after-
noon. Tailback Alex Smith is out with
fractured ribs and quarterback Chris
Dittoe will likely miss Saturday's
game with a sprained knee, leaving
the throwing duties to Adam Greenlee.
With a win Saturday, the Hawkeyes
could vault into the top 20 and virtu-
ally assure themselves a bowl bid.
Iowa 24, Indiana 6
Michigan State (0-1-1, 2-2-1) at
Ilinois (1-1, 3-2)
Although it's being played on arti-
ficial turf, this game should prove to
be a grind-it-out, old-fashioned Big
Ten brawl.

Neither team has a particularly
strong offense, but All-World outside
linebacker Simeon Rice and Butku
Award candidate Kevin Hardy shouk
give the Fighting Illini the needed
boost to win the game. The duo, whici
has given opposing offenses fits al
season, should give the Spartans al
that they bargained for.
Ifthe Illini had an offense, they wouk
win this game without a problem. Un
fortunately for Illinois, its attack is av
eraging only 15.6 points per contest.
Expect the defenses to score abou
as often as the offenses.
Illnois 13, Michigan State 12
Northwestern (2-0, 4-1) at Mini
nesota (1-0, 3-1)
Could Northwestern be, dare it bt
said, Rose Bowl bound?
Well, let's see. Last time the No.1'
Wildcats went into the stadium of
traditional powerhouse and beat
"real team" (Notre Dame), they
dropped the following game to ai
inferior team (Miami (Ohio)). Las
week, Northwestern did the unthink
able and went into the Big House an
shocked Michigan.
Logic, then, would say that th
Wildcats will lose to the Golden Go
phers, another inferior team. But is i
fair to compare the Fighting Irish ti
the Wolverines? Better yet, is Minne
sota comparable to Miami?
Northwestern 24, Minnesota 22

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A victory over Wisconsin this weekend could propel Ohio State toward its first trip to the Rose Bowl since 1985.

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