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Page 10-The Michigan Daily-Monday, February 1, 1988
Syracuse win avenges last year's upset by Michigan

Seikaly, Orange squeeze Blue, 89-71

(Continued from Page 1)
After a 13-4 Michigan spurt cut the lead to 59-55,
Rumeal Robinson picked up a loose ball and streaked
up the court. He went up, laid the ball in, and got
fouled. It looked as if the Wolverines had a chance to
cut the lead to one on the three-point play. But Grant
was called for offensive interference and Robinson con-
verted only one of the free throws.
What could have been a one-point Syracuse lead
stood at three, and the Wolverines never could creep
any closer.
"They called the foul and I didn't know it was going
in," Grant said. "At the last second I tried to put my
hand back, but my momentum just carried it through
and tapped it."
Syracuse outscored Michigan, 30-15, from that
point on.
DERRICK COLEMAN and Steven Thompson
also played a big role in the Orange's crush.
Coleman, the Detroit native, had a point to prove to
his family, friends, and fans. He proved it with 18 of
them, on seven-of-eight shooting from the field. The
one miss came on a desperation heave from midcourt at
the end of the first half. He also grabbed nine rebounds
and pestered the Wolverines for six steals.
"He had a big game," said Syracuse coach Jim Boe-
heim. "It was an emotional game for him. If you ask
him what one game he wants to play all year long, this
would be the one."
Thompson was the recipient of many charity bas-
kets as Michigan was preoccupied with trying to bottle
up Seikaly. Thompson was often left undefended and
scarred the Wolverines with 12 points, eight of which
came in the final 10 minutes of game.
"I can- score like that if teams play Seikaly that
way," Thompson said. "Seikaly was having a good ball
game and they were double teaming him. That was
leaving me wide open under the basket."
BUT IT WAS SEIKALY who did the most
damage. When his team trailed in the first half by as
much as six, Seikaly scored 13 straight points, and 16
of the 20 Syracuse points, to knot the game at 29.
The second half held more of the same as Seikaly
literally slammed the door shut on Michigan. "I just
had a good game," Seikaly said. "I worked hard to try
to get the ball inside and their big men didn't allow me
anything easy. It just looked easy."

-Associated Press
led all scorers

Syracuse's Rony Seikaly rips down a rebound while Michigan's Terry Mills looks on. Seikaly
yesterday with 33 points.

full court
SPRESS
For the momen4
Coleman ,is king
By SCOTT SHAFFER
Special to the Daily
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Sometimes one moment
can sum up a whole game. Other times, it can
symbolize a season.
But in the Michigan-Syracuse basketball game
yesterday, there was a play that represented the entire
careers of the two players involved.
With two minutes left to play and a Syracuse vic-
tory imminent, Michigan's Terry Mills chased a
loose ball, reaching for it at the same time as Derrick
Coleman of the Orangemen. The two struggled for it
briefly, and Coleman emerged with the prize.
IT WASN'T AN EARTHSHAKING play,
and it had nothing to do with the game's outcome, an
89-7 1 win for Syracuse, but Coleman's taking of the
ball was visual shorthand for the paths that these two
have travelled since early 1986.
Back then both starred for Michigan high school
teams. Mills grabbed rebounds and headlines for
Romulus, while Coleman held the spotlight at De-
troit Northern. The two were the leading candidates
for Michigan's Mr. Basketball award, given to the
state's top prep player.
That prize went to Mills, who chose to stay home
and play for the Wolverines. Coleman, the runner up,
decided the state of Michigan just wasn't big enough
for the two of them, so he bolted to Big East country.
"To be honest, we recruited Derrick but he made it
clear that lie wasn't going- to go where Mills went,"
said Wolverine coach Bill Frieder.
FRIEDER, acknowledged as one of the best re-
cruiters around, had been wooing Mills since junior
high school. "I've known Terry for seven or eight
years now, so we were way ahead on him," he said of
the decision to pursue Mills.
But a funny thing happened on the way to Crisler
Arena. Mills was unable to achieve the necessary
college board scores and thus couldn't get into Crisler
without a ticket.
All Coleman did in his first year was start every
game for the Orangemen, averaging 8.8 points and
helping them reach the NCAA finals, where he pulled
down 19 rebounds in the loss to Indiana.
COLEMAN DID RETURN HOME once
last year, scoring 16 and grabbing 11 rebounds in a
loss to Michigan, but this was the first time he and
Mills met head to head at the college level. The stats
were comparable, 18 points and 9 rebounds for Cole-
man compared to 21 and five for Mills.
In the same manner that he wrested the ball away
from Mills, Coleman has taken much attention away
from him since their high school days.
Coleman denied that the meeting with Mills had
any extra significance. "I don't want to prove any-
thing to anybody. I know what I'm capable of doing,
so case closed," he said of the matchup afterwards.
His actions, however, belied his words.
After a wild celebration during the game's final
time-out, he ran halfway down court and stepped over
a press table to greet his family, a 17-person en-
tourage that flew in from Detroit.
Coleman had won the battle; but Mills was
honorable in defeat. He emerged from a slump that
had plagued him for several games.
MILLS' WORDS prior to the game proved
prophetic. "Sure he's going to play a tough game,
and I'm going to be there to hold my own. But the
outcome is going to be on the rest of the team," he
said earlier in the week.
They are casual friends, having roomed together at
the Dapper Dan High School Classic in Pittsburgh.
And they chatted briefly before the game.
"Everybody wants to hype it up like me and him
always want to fight or something. It's been going
on ever since high school," said the 6-9 Coleman.
If Mills continues to develop, all the hype and
comparisons between the two will continue on into

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The win avenged the Orangemen's defeat at the
hands of Michigan last January. At that time Syracuse
went into Crisler ranked in the top five. This year,
Michigan hit the road ranked No. 8, only to be on the
losing end.
The one bright spot for the Wolverines was Terry
Mills' play. Mills, who has struggled recently, looked
good on the offensive end, tallying 21 points. The

sophomore demanded the ball later on in the game and
made his verbal outcries heard on the scoreboard.
Frieder didn't appear to be terribly distraught after
the game. "We lost to a quality team on their floor.
That's no disgrace. If you have character, you learn
from those losses and bounce back from them," said
Frieder.

Men's track gets second win

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BY JOHN McDERMOTT
In its first scored meet of the season, the
men's track team trounced Notre Dame, 78 to
44, and Northwestern, 96 to 25. Michigan
placed first, second, or third in nearly every
event.
John Scherer led the way for the Wolver-
ines with two first-place finishes. He ran a
8:14.95 in the 3000-meter and 4:08.23 in the
mile.
Michigan got a first in the 800-meter also
as Rollie Hudson ran 1:52.95. Tom Fitzsim-
mons was second in that event with a time of
1:53.29.
Claude Tiller (first, 48.6) and Andrew
Diller (third, 50.4) got points for the

Wolverines in the 400-meter. Wiley Boulding
(first, 31.64) and Phil Ferguson (third, 32.14)
placed in the 300-yard dash, Neal Newman
(second, 1:13.21) and Darren Jones (third,
1:13.60) in the 600-yard.
Michigan dominated the field events as
well. Dave Irvine won the pole vault and
teammate Steve Kent tied for second. Rory
Stace and Calvin Goodson placed in the long
jump. Goodson also finished second in the
triple jump. The Wolverines took two of the
three places in the shotput with heaves by J.J.
Grant and Jeff Watson.
Michigan is now 2-0 and will be in action
next on Saturday, February 6 in East Lansing
for the Spartan Relays.

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