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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - February 1, 1999 -- 5B

Quote of the weekend
"Our front line is very young ... they had to make
adjustments, and they didn't."
- Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe on the way his
players responded to the play of Iowa's
experienced and talentedfrontcourt.

MIowa 81

Player of the game
Point guard Robbie Reid
Reid was on fire from long
distance, shooting 6-/or-11
from beyond the air. The senior
guard finished with 22 pints,
leading the Wolverines in scoring.



'Miciganas eadersa
Reid fires away in loss to Io ay aORN

ByJosh Kleinbaum
Daily Sports Editor
As any realistic hope of playing in a post-
season tournament slipped away in the sec-
ond half of Michigan's 81-68 loss to Iowa on
Saturday, one Wolverine was doing every-
thing he could to save it - and he moved
hiself up in the recordbook in the process.
iWith just under eight minutes to play and
the Wolverines trailing -------------
by 17, Michigan guard Basketball
Louis Bullock had the
ball in the left corner Notebook
beyond the 3-point line. --------
But Bullock was covered, and Robbie Reid
was open for a three to Bullock's right and
calling for the ball. Bullock gave it up, and
Reid hit his 136th bomb in his two years at
Mihigan, moving him into second place,
t Glenn Rice, on Michigan's all-time 3-
pointer list.
"My shots felt really good today," Reid
Hoosiers top
Lions in two
STATE COLLEGE (AP) - No one thought
Guyton's last-second 3-pointer was anywhere clos
not Guyton himself and most definitely not Ind
coach Bob Knight.
But Guyton's shot fell with five seconds left i
second overtime, capping a career day for the jii
d, who had 33 points as No. 20 Indiana (4-5
,,16-7 overall) rallied from 16 points down to
Penn State 98-95 yesterday.
"I just wanted to get a shot off. I threw it as hi
I could and hoped it would make it to the rim,"
Guyton, who scored 11 points in two back-and-I
overtime periods. "I was as surprised as everyl
else. A fall-away 3 at the buzzer is a tough shot, i
went in. I was lucky today."
Added Knight: "I thought Guyton's shot ha
chance of going in. I think it got caught in a wind
*uyton, whose previous high was 27 points,
scored all eight of Indiana's points in the first over
- including another long 3-pointer to force the se
overtime. Dan Earl led Penn State (2-7, 10-9) w
career-high 28 points
Andre Hutson, who scored a total of 13 points i
five previous games, had 14 as No. 8 Michigan
beat Northwestern 65-48 Saturday night.
Hutson, who was scoreless in two of those
g es, also pulled down eight rebounds as
tans won their seventh straight game. M
Peterson had 11 points for Michigan State.
Evan Eschmeyer had 15 points and nine rebo
for Northwestern (4-4, 12-6), which had its three-g
winning streak snapped.
T'Ile Spartans (7-1, 18-4) remained atop the Big
standings with their 14th win in their last 15 ga
Michigan State has lost only once in its last 23 h
games against Northwestern and the Spartans are
against the Wildcats at the Breslin Center.
Hutson ended a Michigan State drought of
t five minutes when he scored on a layup with
S Northwestern had scored nine straight poin
cut a 20-point Michigan State lead to 50-39 on a
of free throws by Eschmeyer.

said. "I missed a few early but I had confi-
dence in myself."
Reid was the bulk of Michigan's offense in
the second half, scoring 14 of Michigan's 30
parts, including four 3-pointers, several of
which were from well beyond the arc.
Reid's 137 career 3-pointers - he hit more
later in the game - still put him 185 off the
pace. The leader? Backcourt mate Bullock.
GOLD? Iowa coach Dr. Tom Davis has two
Jasons on his team, and, well, two Jasons is
just one too many, thank you very much.
His solution? Change one of their names.
So Jason Bauer is now Eddie Bauer.
"We've got a couple of Jason's, so we just
call him Eddie," Davis said.
After that little introduction, Davis went on
to refer to Bauer as Eddie several times in the
post-game press conference, but Bauer did
not try to sell flannels to any members of the

Eddie, who has his name on the sides of
Ford Explorers all across the country, had a
pretty good game for himself, too. He was
grabbing rebounds as if they were discounted
in the Crisler post-Christmas clearance sale,
leading both teams with nine. He also had
four assists and three steals to go with three
four-game losing streak that puts Michigan at
four games under .500 for the first since the
1981-82 season, when the Wolverines fin-
ished 8-19 and seventh in the Big Ten.
But Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe isn't too
concerned about his team's desire to win.
"I'm happy with the effort," Ellerbe said.
"Iowa is just very good. I don't think we did-
n't fight."
Where to go from here?
"There's been better days'" Bullock said.
"But we know we still have a lot of games
ahead of us. We're gonna keep our heads up."

Michigan guard Robbie Reid was the only one to have suc-
cess against Iowa, scoring 22 points.

Indiana's Luke Recker is trying to get in your living room as he dives for a loose bail in the Hoosiers' 98-95 dou-
ble-overtime victory over Penn State yesterday.

No.12 WisCONsIN 61, No.19 MuNEsoTA 50
Minnesota's Quincy Lewis may be the top guard in
the Big Ten, but Wisconsin's backcourt tandem held
their own on Saturday.
The Badgers' two fifth-year senior guards, Ty
Calderwood and Sean Mason, combined for 34 points
to lead the 12th-ranked Badgers to a 61-50 victory over
No. 19 Minnesota. Calderwood scored 18 points,
including eight of the Badgers' last 10 points as
Wisconsin (3-2, 19-3) pulled away in the final minutes.
Wisconsin needed big games from Calderwood and
Mason to offset a spectacular 28-point effort by Lewis,
the Big Ten's leading scorer.
While the Badgers didn't have much success con-
taining Lewis, who is averaging 25 points in Big Ten
play, they did manage to shut down the rest of the
Gophers. Minnesota (4-4, 13-5) got just 22 points from
the rest of its players and Lewis accounted for 15 of the
Gophers' 23 points in the second half.
No. 15 Omo ST. 64, ILLIOIs 61
Players are usually unhappy when they're whistled

for a foul. On Saturday, though, Ohio State's Brian
Brown said he was glad.
Brown fouled Illinois' Cory Bradford just before he
shot a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with 1.4
seconds left. Bradford then missed two free throws,
and No. 15 Ohio State escaped with a 64-61 victory.
"I was worried the referee wasn't going to call it and
(Bradford) was going to just continue to go by me and
obviously he hit the three," Brown said. "So I was a lit-
tle worried until the ref called the foul. He told me to
foul a little bit harder next time, make it more obvi-
Scoonie Penn and Michael Redd scored 15 points
apiece as the Buckeyes (6-3, 16-6) won only their sec-
ond road game this season.
Redd hit one of two free throws with 29 seconds left
to give Ohio State a 62-61 lead, and Brown made two
foul shots with five seconds remaining to seal the win
for the Buckeyes.
Bradford scored a career-high 29 points for Illinois
(1-8, 9-12) including 6-of-10 from 3-point range.

the boards
By Pranay Reddy
Daily Sports Editor
With the Michigan men's basketball
team on the ropes and about to be
knocked out by Iowa late in the second
half, it seemed like the Wolverines
were in serious need of a doctor.
Too bad the only doctor in the house
was sitting on the Iowa bench.
And it was obvious Dr. Tom Davis,
Iowa's basketball coach, had no plans
for resuscitating a very tired bunch of
Wolverines. In basketball - follow-
ing just a day's rest - the last thing
you want to face is a team centered dn
a stifling, full-court press defense and
bruising low-post play. Especially
when your squad's bench is as shallow
as Michigan's.
"Towards the end of the first half we
thought they were getting tired," Iowa
guard Jason Bauer said.
Which might explain why Bauer, a
6-foot-3 guard, was able to dominate
on the boards like he did. Bauer col-
lected nine rebounds during the game
-- an incredible number for Iowa
when you consider that there isn't one
Hawkeye among the Big Ten's top 20
in rebounding.
"He was an animal out there today,"
Davis said. "We'd miss a shot and he'd
go get it and bring it out."
More astounding, however, is that
fact that Bauer's nine boards were
more than half of Michigan's total of
17 for the entire game.
The Wolverines were grossly out-
played on the glass, losing the
rebounding battle by an astonishing
37-17 margin. Michigan center Peter
Vignier led the Wolverines with six
rebounds, but no other Wolverine had
more that two.
That list included forward Josh
Asselin, whose two rebounds were
well below his conference average of
5.6 rebounds per game.
"That's really been our focus lately,
to dominate the rebounding," Bauer
said. "That was the best our frontcourt
has played both defensively and offen-
sively all season."
In addition to dominating the glass,
Iowa's frontcourt of Jess Settles, Sam
Okey, Jacob Jaacks, Joey Range and
J.R. Koch was stellar on offense. scor-
ing frequently in the paint in ad aion
to making well-timed passes and cuts.
The quintet of paint prowlers com-
bined for 54 points and 22 rebounds -
an average of about 11 points and four
rebounds for each player. They five
also combined for 10 assists, with
Okey leading the way with five. But to
expect Michigan's rotation of Asselin,
Vignier and freshman Chris Young to
match up against Iowa's depth and
experience was asking the impossible.
"Their front line is huge, and
they're deep also," Michigan guard
Louis Bullock said. "They just pound
the glass. They're pretty physical,
probably one of the most physical
teams in the Big Ten."
That fact, combined with
Michigan's lack of rest from a
Thursday night loss to Illinois, was a
huge hurdle for the Wolverines, which
was not lost upon Davis.
"This league is so balanced that

Standings and Results
Conference Overall
Team W L W L..
Michigan State 7 1 18 4
Wisconsin 7 2 19 3
Iowa 6 3 15 4
Ohio State 6 3 16 6
Minnesota 4 4 13 5
Northwester 4 .4 12, 6
Indiana 4 S 17 7
Purdue 3 4 15 6
Michigan 3 6 9 13
Penn State 2 7 10 9
Illinois 1 8 9 12
Saturday's games:
Ohio State 64, Illinois 61
Michigan State 65, Northwester 48
Wisconsin 61, Minnesota 50
Iowa 81, Michigan 68
Today's game:
Indiana 98, Penn State 95 20T

Hawkeyes' pressure,
ontline too much

Continued from Page 113
score 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting for
the Hawkeyes. "We have the talent,
size and experience."
In addition to Jaacks' commanding
presence in the paint, the Hawkeyes'
post game was also bolstered by J.R.
Koch with 14 points, Jess Settles with
nd Sam Okey with eight. Starting
center Guy Rucker, whose 6-10, 270-
pound frame would have posed even
more problems for Michigan, did not
play because of a death in the family.
When Iowa wasn't using its preci-
sion interior passing to feed the post
players, the Hawkeyes were hounding
Michigan with their full-court press.
Although Michigan did a fairly effec-
job breaking the press in the first
, and finished the game with 14
turnovers to the Hawkeyes' 16, the
Wolverines were clearly drained by the
effort it took just to get the ball past
During one four-minute stretch in
the secnnd half. Iowa. spurred by two

seeing just five minutes of action, the
burden of breaking the press fell upon
Reid, fellow guard Louis Bullock and
forward Brandon Smith.
"They might have worn us down a
bit mentally," said Bullock. "They kept
bringing new guys in."
Bullock still managed to score 18
points, but didn't get his share of open
looks because of the disruption caused
by the press.
"It's tough when you're pressed,
because we didn't get to execute in our
halfcourt offense," Bullock said.
"That's where I get most of my shots."
In the second half, when Iowa's fresh
legs off the bench and stingy pressure
began to take a toll on the Wolverines,
Bullock was limited to just one field
goal. He scored on a tip-in with two
minutes gone in the second half, but
managed just five free throws for the
remainder of the game.
"He had 18 points, so it's hard to say
you shut him down," Iowa coach Tom
Davis said of Bullock. "But we made
him work and take some tough shots. '
And while the guards were strug-

IUWA (i8)
Settles 20 4-8 3-4 2-6 1 2 11
Koch 29 3-7 6-7 2-7 1 2 14
Bauer 27 1-2 0-0 5-9 4 3 3
Oliver 30 4-8 1.1 2-3 4 1 11
Mccausland 13 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 4 5
Okev 14 3-3 2-2 0-1 5 1 8
Price 4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 2
Jaacks 19 7-9 1-3 2-5 0 3 15
Henderson 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Luehrsmann 28 2-6 2-4 0.2 1 1 6
Range 15 2-2 2-3 3-3 3 1 6
Totals 200 29-52 17-2416-37 19 19 81
FG%: .558. FT%:.708. 3-point FG: 6-20- 300
(Koch 2-3, Bauer 1-2, Oliver 2-5, McCausland 1-3,
Jaacks 0.1, Settles0-3, Luehrsmann 0-3). Blocks:
0 Steals: 7 (Bauer 3, Settles. Okey, Price,
Luehrsmann). Turnovers: 16 (Range 4, Settles 3,
Oliver 2, Luehrsmann 2, Koch,Bauer, Okey,
Jaacks). Technical Fouls: none.
Asselin 21 4-6 2-2 1-2 1 5 10
Smith 32 3-8 4-6 0-1 1 1 10
Vignier 31 1-4 2-2 2-6 2 3 4
Reid 36 6-11 4-5 0-2 4 1 22
Bullock 38 6-13 5-6 1-2 4 2 18
Jones 5 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Taylor 6 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2
Oliver 9 0-0 0-0 0.1 2 1 0
Young 22 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 4 2
Team 2-0
Totals 200 2247 17.216 67 1519 68
FG%:.468. FT%:.810. 3point FG: 7-19, .368.
(Reid 6-10, Bullock 1-4, Taylor 0-1, Smith 0-2,
Jones 0-2). Blocks: 2 (Smith, Vignier). Steals: 3
(Bullock 2, Reid). Turnovers: 14 (Bullock 4, Smith
3, Vignier 2, Asselin 2, Jones, Reid, Taylor).
Technical Fouls: none.
Iowa..-....---..............39 42-81
Michigan-..--3....8. 30 - 68
At: Crisder Arena
Attendance: 12.403

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