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12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 22,1993

VOLLEYBALL
Continued from page 10
year. They only lost one match in the
conference last year."
Reimers and Lamoureux are
among the Big Ten leaders in hitting
percentage, with a.316and.308marks
respectively. Cook is also the leader
in digs. Thy Nitanny Lions' setter,
Davidson has the second best assists
per game (12.31) this year.
Ohio State has a very talented set-
terof its own, LauraDavis. The junior
leads the conference in assists and
was U.S. national "B" team member
last summer. Giovanazzi said that
Davis is the hub of the Buckeyes
offense.
"Laura Davis, in my mind, is the
best setter in the conference," he said.
"Probably one of the top two or three
in the whole nation. I think (Ohio
State is) a very good team and she just
makes them that much better.
"She has the ability to turn a bad
pass into a good play. Even when
they're not passing well they still get
good sets because she's that good. I
think in a lot of matches she's the
deciding factor. I think they run the
best offensive attack in the confer-
ence, for sure."
Michigan received another scare
in practice on Wednesday when
Sophomore middle blocker Shannon
Brownlee went down with an ankle
injury.
"I think when Shannon went down
(Wednesday) they wereall going: 'Oh

ohio State's) Laura
Davis, In my mind, Is
the best setter in the
conference - probably
one of the top two or
three in the whole
nation. I think the
Buckeyes are a very
good team and she just
makes them that much
better.'
- Greg Giovanazzi
M' women 's volleyball
coach
no,notanotherone,"'Giovanazzi said,
"but I don't think it was that severe."
Giovanazzi said he expects
Browlee to play in the two matches,
though she may not be at 100%.
One area that has not been consis-
tent in the Michigan game plan is the
setting. Erin McGovern and Julie
Scherer have been rotated in and out
of the starting position throughout the
season. At this time Scherer is
Giovanazzi's number one setter.
"Julie started last Saturday night,
played well," Giovanazzi said, "and
she started all week in practice. I
think she's playing her best volley-
ball of the season, so we're going to
go with Julie."

'Demolition Man'
Rodman makes
splash with Spurs

AP PHOTO

NEW YORK (AP) - Dennis
Rodman'sblond"do" won'tdomuch
longer.
The free-spirited San Antonio
Spurs forward has been sporting an
eye-catching bleached flattop during
the preseason, looking like Wesley
Snipes in the hit film "Demolition
Man."
If you haven't seen the hairdo yet,
better hurry.
"I'm going to another color real
soon," Rodman said after the Spurs
lost to the New York Knicks 95-75 in
an exhibition game Wednesday night.
The ex-Detroit Piston, already one
of the NBA's more eccentric-looking
players with tattoos on his arms and
leg, gave himself the coiffure.
The bleach "ate my scalp up," he
said.
Rodman didn't eat up the Knicks
in the loss, scoring only six points.
But he did have 14 rebounds, giving
him a 14.7 average in three exhibition
games.
Otherparts of his game were Rod-
man-esque - diving into the stands,
throwing elbows and missing all his
foul shots.
The Spurs acquired Rodman, the
two-time defending NBA rebound-
ing champion, from Detroit over the
summer. The trade for Sean Elliott
brought an end to Rodman's stormy
stay with the Pistons.
Detroit coach Don Chaney spoke
Wednesday in a conference call about
the disruptions Rodman caused last
season. The All-Starregularly missed
practices, drew a suspension and was
once found sleeping outside the Pis-

tons' arena with a rifle in his truck.
"There were too many distractions
that didn't allow us to compete. Mo-
rale-ise, we've cleaned up the Detroit
Pistons," said Chaney, an assistant
last season who took over for Ron
Rothstein.
Those comments didn't sittoo well
with Rodman.
"To hell with them," he said. "I
helped them win two championships,
now I'm the bad guy."
Rodman said he prefers to look
ahead to his first season with the Spurs
and put his seven-year career with
Detroit behind him.
Still, he couldn't stop knocking
the Pistons.
"I don't associate with those guys
anymore. I've got a lot of bad feelings
toward thatplace, their system," Rod-
man said.
The Spurs can only hope that a
change of scenery will bring out the
best in Rodman. He is paired along
the front line with center David
Robinson, giving the Spurs one of the
best defensive duos in the NBA. Rod-
man was named to the NBA's all-
defensive team in each of the last five
seasons.
His unusual antics may be better
accepted in San Antonio, where coach
John Lucas is somewhat of a former
free spirit himself. Lucas brought an
unconventional style of coaching to
the NBA when he took over last sea-
son, letting players run the huddle
during timeouts, for instance, to test
their leadership qualities.
"Rodman is the type of player
who will be good for me," Lucas said.

Dennis Rodman of the San Antonio Spurs, trying out the newest Wesley
Snipes look, cradles the ball at practice for an upcoming exhibition.
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DETROIT (AP) -Keith Primeau
had two goals and an assist before
picking up a game misconduct, lead-
ing the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-2
victory over the Winnipeg Jets on
Thursday night.
After matching his career-high
with three points, Primeau and
Winnipeg's Nelson Emerson were
ejected at 4:07 of the third period for
joining a fight between Detroit's
Darren McCarty and Kris King of the
Jets.
Primeau gave Detroit a 1-0 lead at
3:45 with the only goal of the first
period, beating Bob Essensa from the
deep slot.
McCarty, playing his eighth ca-
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reer NHL game, made it 2-0 at 4:29 of
the second, scoring his first goal from
the faceoff circle.
Emerson made it 2-1 at 6:11, but
Primeau moved the lead back to two
goals just 29 seconds later.
Terry Carkner intercepted a clear-
ing pass by Mike Eagles and fired a
shot that was tipped by McCarty, then
Primeau on the way to the net.
Steve Chiasson's second goal of
the year made it 4-1 with one minute
left in the second.
Teemu Selanne cut the Detroit lead
to two goals at 10:01 of the third with
his first goal since an opening-night
hat trick.
Sergei Fedorov and Ray Sheppard
scored at 11:22 and 13:57 to ice the
game for Detroit.
Detroit captain Steve Yzerman left
the game after injuring his neck in the
first period.
Yzerman was hurt in a collision
with Winnipeg's Thomas Steen. The
initial diagnosis was a pinched nerve,
but Yzerman was taken to Detroit's
Henry Ford Hospital for X-rays.
The game also marked the first
officiated by both of the Devorski
brothers. Paul, a six-year veteran, ref-
ereed the game while rookie Greg
was one of the linesmen.

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