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10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 27, 1998

No. 20 Syracuse blows out
Georgetown in Big East fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - With no
legitimate center facing him, Etan
Thomas went right to work and had the
best game of his career.
The sophomore center scored the first
six points for Syracuse and surpassed
his career high before the end of the first
half. He had 17 points at the break, and
finished with 23 as No. 20 Syracuse
routed Georgetown 84-66 last night.
"It felt good to get started like that,"
said Thomas, who had been averaging
9.8 points per game. "They have confi-
dence in me to score down low now."
Thomas was 8-for-1 I from the field
and defied his 53 percent free throw
percentage by making 7 of 10 from the
line. The Big East's leader in blocked
shots, Thomas batted away six more as
the Orangemen (16-4, 6-3 Big East)
broke a two-game losing streak.
"We've had two bad games in a row,"
said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim,
referring to losses to Notre Dame and
Connecticut. "And then you come on
the road here and we've got another
road game (at Pittsburgh), so this was
obviously a very, very, very big win for
us."
The loss snapped a two-game win-
ning streak for Georgetown (1 1-7, 4-
6), which is danger of finishing with
a losing record in Big East play for
just the second time in the John
Thompson era.
"The best sound I heard all night was
that final buzzer," Thompson said. "The
best thing about that game was that it

was over."
No. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA 79
FURMAN 52
Herbert Lee Davis thinks things are
starting to fall like last year for No. 13
South Carolina, especially from 3-point
range.
"We have guys who can shoot the 3,
but it was shocking to me that we hadn't
been doing it," said Davis, who hit three
of South Carolina's season-high 11
long-distance shots in a 79-52 victory
over Furman last night. "Last year, we
did it all the time. We got used to it."
South Carolina's BJ McKie scored 14
of his 16 points in the first half, when
the Gamecocks made nine threes and
led 44-20.
Even South Carolina's sloppy play
in the second half-- the Gamecocks
didn't score for more than five min-
utes after the break -- did not help
the Paladins (7-13), who were held to
their second-lowest scoring total this
season.
The Gamecocks hadn't been up to
Furman to renew the state's oldest rival-
ry since 1982. They have won nine
straight in the series by an average of 21
points.
No. 11 PRINCETON 59, NEW JERSEY
50
Princeton coach Bill Carmody wasn't
ready to grant College of New Jersey a
rematch next season at Trenton.
"I'm like Rocky, don't want one,"
Carmody quipped last night after his
11 th-ranked Tigers beat the Lions, a

Division Ill team, 59-50 in their first
game after a 16-day layoff.
Brian Earl scored 16 points, including
five in an 8-0 run to start the second
half, as Princeton (14-1) looked rusty
following the lengthy exam break.
"We're going to lose to every team in
the Ivy League if we play like this,"
Carmody said. "They were tough, they
came in here and wanted this game
more than we did. They looked like the
Division I players physically and we
looked like little boys."
Princeton annually schedules a
Division Ill opponent as a warmup
before returning to Ivy League play. It
was the first time the Tigers played
nearby New Jersey (14-2), which is
ranked No. 5 in the Division Ill coach-
es' poll.
While the loss could hurt Princeton's
ranking, the players were more con-
cerned about their poor performance.
"We've developed a level of pride
with this program in the way we play,"
guard Mitch Henderson, who termed
the effort Princeton's worst of the year,
said. "That's what we're concerned with,
and tonight was just awful."
Trailing by nine at halftime, the Lions
missed their first nine shots after inter-
mission. The 8-0 run at the start of the
second half gave Princeton a 41-24 lead.
An 11-2 burst pulled New Jersey within
43-35 with 8:30 left, but Princeton
scored five straight and 12 of the next
14 to open a 55-37 lead with 2:33
remaining.

AP f-HCTO
Georgetown's Jameel Watkins and the Hoyas fought for this rebound with Syracuse's Ryan Blackwell in yesterday's game.:
The Hoyas didn't put up much of a fight in the game, however, as the 20th-ranked Orangemen cruised to an 84-66 victory.

Thank you for the memories, Michigan; they

've

made this.place special

Sometimes the best thing in the world isn't an object,
it's not something you can buy. It doesn't come in
pretty package, and it's not something you can hold.
It's abstract, but it is the most comforting thing in the
world, the only thing that can bring a smile to your face.
It's a memory, and it will last forever,
long after material possessions are
thrown away, lost or ruined.
This all occurred to me as I
walked by Moe's Sport Shop for the,
umpteenth time last week. The regu-
lar renditions of 'The Victors!' and
other famous Michigan Marching
Band tunes were blaring outside the DANIELLE
shop like usual, but for the first time RUMORE
in four years, I didn't just walk by. I Rumore
stopped and listened to the music Has It
and that's when it hit me: This is Has __t_
really over, it really is.
I realized that all the things I have come to love in three
and a half years at Michigan will no longer be a part of my
life. There will be no more Moe's, no more Stucchi's, no
more Pizza House chipatis, no more football Saturday's as
a student, no more Michigan Theater, no more Meijer, no

more house parties, no more 'M' in the Diag, no more
Diag. And there will be no more Michigan Daily.
The truth is, as graduation nears, I can't help but think
about my future away from Ann Arbor. But the one thing
that comforts me, the one thing that made it possible for
me to continue walking by Moe's with a smile, is knowing
that all of my memories will stay with me long after I
leave.
I know school will end in three months - and I guess I
am starting to accept that - but what I am positive about
is that the memories I have of this place will remain forev-
er, in my heart and in my soul. They have become a part of
me, and for that I feel fortunate.
Many of my Michigan memories will be of the great
sports moments I have witnessed, and about the ones I
have covered as a sports writer at the Daily.
I walked into the Student Publications Building a week
before classes started my freshman year and said, "I want
to be a sportswriter." Someone assigned a story to me and
I started writing.
My stories were just words at the time, but as the years
went by and I watched the Michigan hockey team-win the
national title in Cincinnati in 1996, Robert Traylor break
Duke's hearts in Durham, N.C., on a dunk in the final sec-

onds in late 1996, and then the football team win a nation-
al title a few months ago, I realized that being a writer at
Michigan means being a part of history, of tradition and of
dreams.
There are 107 years of Michigan memories in the
Student Publications Building. So many great journalists
have come and gone and left their mark on Michigan his-
tory through the words they wrote 10, 20, 50 and 100
years ago. They have left memorabilia and stories. It
became clear to me that I was part of something special at
the Daily, a part of something that will form the memories
for future Daily writers as they formed for me.
As the other football writers and I drove down the ravine
to the Rose Bowl the day of the game, one of the writers
said, "Guys, this is as good as it will ever get," and he was
correct. As I become a professional sports writer, I may
have the opportunity to cover more Rose Bowls, maybe the
NBA Championships or even the Olympics, but the words
will not be a part of history and they will not be a part of
tradition as they always were at the Daily. The Daily has
offered me unbelievable opportunities, and I hope it offers
the same joy to others.
There are other memories from Michigan that will also
last a lifetime - memories of Michigan traditions and

buildings, friends and life in the dorm, missing home aid
then realizing this was home.
When I arrived here, I wasn't entirely convinced that
this. was the place for me. I knew what James Earl Jones
had said in that "Welcome to Michigan" video that every-
one sees at least five times at orientation. the one where he
says Michigan is home to the leaders and best. I had lis-
tened to numerous alumni say the same thing, but I wasn't
so sure. I am so glad that I figured it out before it was too
late.
So in ending my last column at The Michigan Daily, I
want to thank the University of Michigan. I want to thank
it for giving me the four greatest years of my life. I want to
thank it for giving me the memories that will last forever. I
want to thank it for its spirit, its history and tradition that
no other school can compare to.
Someday when I come back to visit, I will spin the cube.
read a Daily, step on the brass 'M', stop by Pizza [louse
and Zingerman's, too, and stand on the steps of the
Michigan Union before I head to Michigan Stadium to
relive a memory or two. I hope others feel the same way.
Thanks again, Michigan. You have made me proud.
- This is Danielle Runores final column. She can he
reached via e-mail at drunmore aui ,ch.cdu.

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Continued from Page 10
"I thought we controlled the
tempo for the majority of the game,"
Mazzoleni said.
Muckalt was held to a single point
on the weekend. He recorded an
assist on Friday.
POLITICALLY INCORRECT: The
past weekend marks the first ever
meeting between the RedHawks and
the Wolverines.
Until this season, Miami's nick-
name was the Redskins.
But due to the potentially offen-
sive nature of their name, Miami
decided to change the name from
Redskins to RedHawks - an animal
that doesn't exist, incidentally.
Miami even boasts a large, skating
RedHawk mascot - a big eagle-like
creature with lockjaw replete with
high-pitched quacking noises.
Although it was a nice and politi-
cally correct gesture - unless
you're a duck - Miami still hasn't
made all the necessary changes just
yet. A Native American still appears
on Miami's jerseys, and the old logo
still remains on the ice at Groggin
Ice Arena.
The more things change, the more
they stay the same.

CHA
Leaders

AL --2

Goaltenders (at least 15 games)
Goals-against average -Chad
Alban, Michigan State, 1.32
Save Percentage - Alban, .917
Total saves - Matt Barnes,
Western Michigan, 575
Wins - Marty Turco, Michigan, 20
:Non-goalies
Goals - Bill Muckalt, Michigan, 25
Assists - Terry Marchant, Lake
Superior and Muckalt (tie), 20
Points - Muckalt, 45
Power play goals - Muckalt, 11
Game-winning goals - Muckalt, 7
Hat-tricks - Sean Berens, Michigan
State and Muckalt (tie), 2
Penalty Minutes - Bryan Fuss,
Lake Superior, 106

RELIVE MICHIGAN'S
ROSE BOWL WIN AND
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Savor the Wolverines' first national
championship since 1948 for years
to come with a glossy, full-color poster of The
Michigan Daily's front page.
The poster sells for $5 and is available at The
Michigan Daily's offices in the Student
Publications Building at 420 Maynard St. and at
select retail outlets in the Ann Arbor area. Add
a poster of Michigan's Rose Bowl-clinching win
over Ohio State for an additional $2.50.
In addition to the two posters, a
special edition book written and
produced by The Michigan Daily
will soon be available for pur-
chase. The book recaps
Michigan's historic national.
championship season and is
available in black and white
for $10 and in color for $20.
Look in The Daily for details
on the book's arrival.
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