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Blue sneaks past Big Dog, Purdue
Rose manages to help
in unexpected ways
EST LAFAYETTE -- Although last night's contest between
Michigan and Purdue wasn't for all the Big Ten marbles, it
would decide who could hold onto them until the next game. The
winner would be sole possessor of first place, alone atop the conference
In a game this large, you would expect to see a battle between the teams'
best players. You would think Purdue's mammoth point producer, Glenn
.Robinson, and Michigan's unorthodox swingman, Jalen Rose, would come up
huge for their squads.
You would probably even hope to see the two All-
Americans go nearly bucket for bucket in an effort to
push the game to the brink.
Well, my friend, you would be way off in those
Please do not misunderstand. Once again, Robinson
was the man for Purdue. The junior forward led all
sscorers with 36 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
BRETT The "Big Dog" seemed to touch the ball on every
FORREST Boilermaker offensive possession and was clearly the
Forrest most outstanding player of the game.
Fires So, you would not be mistaken on this end.
It was Rose who did not live up to his side of the
bargain. He was absolutely putrid on the offensive end of
the court throughout Michigan's most important game so far this season.
"(Purdue) really focused on Jalen," Michigan point guard Dugan Fife said.
"They double-teamed him sometimes. They weren't giving him shots that a lot
of teams give him."
Rose went 0-for-5 from the field in 19 minutes of first-half play. By
comparison, Robinson tallied 23 points in the same amount of time. Rose
finished with nine points - well below his season average of 21.5 - and
breaking his string of 22 straight double-digit scoring affairs.
"I think (Rose) was involved," Michigan coach Steve Fisher said. "It's just
that Jalen couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight. The guy we did want to get
involved more was Juwan Howard."
The Wolverine center was more than involved, scoring a team-high 17
points and hauling down a game-high 17 boards.
Howard and the rest of the Wolverines showed throughout the game how
they can be a solid team.
While Robinson kept canning shots and grabbing boards, Rose could not
find his range. He knew it, and wanted to find another way to help.
With 18:00 to go in the second half and Michigan down by seven points,
Rose asked Fisher for a favor.
"I asked coach, 'Can I guard Glenn?' He said, 'Go ahead.' I figured I could
make (Robinson) work as hard as he could for every inch of the floor.
"I was involved. My shot just wasn't falling. That's another reason I asked
to guard Glenn. Offensively, my shot wasn't going in. His was."
Rose made the right choice. He docked the lion's share of defending
Robinson in the second half, and made stops when ultimately necessary.
The rest of the Wolverines notably were not oblivious to Rose's struggles.
Along with Howard, several players left their marks on the arena floor.
Fife played a smart game, scoring 12 points and hitting two clutch three-
pointers in the second stanza. Freshman Olivier Saint-Jean was a factor as
well, finishing fourth on the team in scoring with eight points.
While Rose was an apparition on the offensive side, Robinson could do no
wrong. However, it took yet another huge effort from the big man for the
Boilermakers to have a real chance at victory.
Michigan came together as a group. Rose found a way to contribute, and
the Wolverines were more than a little fortunate in the end.
Howard effort shocks
By TIM RARDIN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
WEST LAFAYETTE - As he is
apt to do, Glenn Robinson carried his
Purdue teammates through much of
last night's game against Michigan,
collecting 36 total points.
But with his No. 8 Boilermakers
(5-3, 17-3) down a single point, the
man they call "Big Dog" could not tip
in an Ian Stanback baseline miss with
less than four ticks left, giving the No.
13 Wolverines (6-2 Big Ten, 14-4
overall) a crucial road victory, 63-62,
and sole possession of first place in
"We won. I'm still not sure as to
how or why," Michigan coach Steve
The how of Michigan's victory
had everything to do with its sudden
rebounding resurgence, particularly
on the offensive end. The Wolverines
amassed a season-high 24 offensive
rebounds, none more important than
Juwan Howard's sixth, off a Leon
Derricks miss with 21.1 seconds left.
Howard grabbed the rebound, and
muscled his way up for the putback as
Stanback fouled him, giving the Wol-
verines the lead, and eventually the
Howard had 17 boards on the night.
"Our shots weren't falling, and
our free throws weren't falling," said
Jalen Rose. "If we don't offensive
rebound, we don't win tonight's
and that's what beat us tonight,"
Purdue coach Gene Keady said.
Offensive boards abounded
throughout the game for both teams,
including the last sequence for Purdue.
After a timeout with 14.4 seconds
left, the Boilermakers passed the ball
to Matt Waddell coming off a back
screen, but he wasn't able to get off a
shot. Robinson was to be the second
option coming off a back screen. When
that didn't work, Waddell skipped it
to Stanback in the right wing for the
Robinson then missed the first tip,
and Cuonzo Martin came up short on
the second try.
"We were hoping someone else
(besides Robinson) would shoot it,"
Rose said. "Our chances were 90 per-
The fact Robinson did get involved
*in the play despite Michigan's at-
tempts to keep him out of it is testi-
mony to just how good he is.
Despite being guarded by several
different players in the first half,
Robinson had 23 of Purdue's 34 points
at the break. And with 8:31 remaining
in the game, he gave the Boilermak-
ers their biggest lead of the game, 53-
42, with a driving layup.
But then Dugan Fife stepped up
for the Wolverines.
With an airball chant rolling
through the crowd, as a result of his
previous miss from behind the arc,
Fife canned a three-pointer cuttting
the Purdue lead to eight, 53-45, with
Then, down 55-47, Fife was touled
by Porter Roberts. Fife made the first
to cut the lead to seven, but after a
miss on the second, Derricks grabbed
the offensive rebound and found Fife
planted firmly behind the arc along
the left baseline.
He knocked it down with 6:21 left,
pulling the Wolverines to within five,
"Fife did a great job of beating us
tonight. We had them where we
wanted them," Keady said. "We had
an 11-point lead, and it should've
been a 21-point lead."
After notching two free throws,
Rose then nailed a running eight-
footer in the lane to give Michigan its
first lead since a 24-23 edge with five
minutes left in the first half.
The bucket for Rose gave him
only nine point for the game, after a
dismal first-half showing. He had only
one point at halftime, shooting 0-for-
5, and just 2-for-12 for the game.
However, Rose wasn't the only
Wolverine who struggled during the
Michigan committed eight turn-
overs in the first nine minutes of play.
The Boilermakers had 10 turnovers
of their own, and didn't score until
Robinson made a free throw nearly
three minutes into the contest.
"By no means was it a pretty game,",
Rose said. "But we kept pounding the
boards and kept it close."
Despite his poor scoring effort, Jalen Rose helped Michigan to its sixth Big
Ten win, a 63-62 triumph over Purdue, last night.
FQ FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 4T A F PTS
Jackson 31 340 1-2 4-6 0 1 7
King 26 3-10 0-0 1-1 4 5 6
Howard 35 7-12 3-5 6-17 1 3 17
Rose 39 2-12 5-10 4-7 3 3 9
Fife 20 3-5 3-4 1-4 0 0 12
Saint-Jean 19 4-8 0-1 1-2 1 5 8
Ndiaye 7 1-2 0-2 0-2 0 1 2
Derricks 15 1-4 0-0 3-7 2 2 2
Totals 200 24-63 2-24 2452 1120 63
FG%: .381. FT%:.500. Three-point goals: 3-17,
.176 (Fife 3-5, Rose 0-4, Jackson 0-3, King 0-3,
Saint-Jean 0-2). Blocks: 3 (Howard, Jackson,
King). Turnovers: 18 (Fife 5, Howard 4, Jackson
3, Rose 2, Derricks, King, Ndiaye, Saint-Jean).
Steals: 7 (King 3, Saint-Jean2, Derricks, Rose).
Technical Fouls: none.
FG FT RES
MIN M-A M-A O-T A F PTS
Robinson 3813-29 7-14 4-9 1 2 36
Martin 31 4-11 0-0 3-6 2 3 8
Stanback 29 1-4 1-2 3-7 0 2 3
Waddell 33 4-8 0-0 2-3 4 2 9
Roberts 26 2-6 0-1 0-3 5 3 4
Jennings 8 1-2 0-1 0-2 0 0 2
Brantley 8 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 4 0
Dove 9 0-2 0-2 1-1 0 0 0
Darner 15 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 0
McNary 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0
Totals 200 25.65 8-20 18-40 12 20 62
FG%: .385. FT% .400. Three-point goals: 4-12,
.333 (Robinson 3-7, Waddell 1-1, Martin 0-3,
Darner 0-1). Blocks: 0. Turnovers: 13 (Martin 4,
Robinson 4, Brantley, Darner, Dove, Jennings,
Waddell). Steals: 8 (Robinson 2, Stanback 2,
Waddell 2, McNary, Roberts). Technical Fouls:
30 33 -
34 28 -
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Gillooly pleaded guilty to racketeer- "Denial is
ing yesterday and struck a deal with The truth about
prosecutors to testify that his ex-wife, now been revea
Tonya Harding, "gave the OK for the Harding, whl
assault on Nancy Kerrigan." WinterOlympic
Under the deal, Gillooly will be in Norway, issue
exempt from any other charges, in- yesterday to ag
eluding those that may grow out of a speculation and
federal investigation. He agreed to that she was inv
serve 24 months in prison and pay a assault."
$100,000 fine. "Jeff Gilloo
Gillooly's lawyer, Ron Hoevet, pear to evidence
said his client hoped Harding would of abusive coen
also admit her involvement in the rupt Tonya Hard
plot. her career," the
plea bargain; Harding continues to deny allegations
no longer plausible.
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rumors that suggest
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duct intended to dis-
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said she didn't learn
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ple close to her were
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Kerrigan. Harding has not been
In court, a somber Gillooly spoke
quietly and responded to Multnomah
County Circuit Judge Donald Londer
with short answers. He said he under-
stood the charge against him.
"What is your plea?" Londer
"Guilty," Gillooly said, nodding
his head slightly.
In a later statement to reporters,
Hoevet said Gillooly attended a Dec.
28 meeting with the three other men
charged in the attack to discuss how
to prevent Kerrigan from competing
in the U.S. Figure Skating Champi-
onships in Detroit.
"After the meeting, while driving
toward home, Tonya approved the
plan that had been discussed and gave
the OK for the assault on Nancy
Kerrigan. The final decisions was hers
to make," Hoevet said.
Hoevet was asked what words
Gillooly said Harding used to apj
prove the plan, and he said, "As I
understand the quote, it's 'OK, let's
go for it,' or 'OK, let's do it."'
Gillooly, 26, confessed to seven
crimes in the attack, including two
counts that Hoevet said involved
Harding - conspiracy and perjury.
Harding won the national champi-
onship after Kerrigan was struck on
the right leg, forcing her to withdraw.
Both women were named to the Olym-
Gillooly said he asked Harding's
bodyguard, Shawn Eckardt, to send
alleged hit man Shane Stant and al-
leged getaway driver Derrick Smith
to Detroit to club Kerrigan on the
Hoevet said the FBI received an
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hopes that she will now do what he
has done and move quickly to resolve
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