Thursday, January 20, 2000 - The Michigan Daily - 15A
Quote of the game
"They're the most talented team we've played
-- and we've played Ohio State."
- Northwestern coach Kevin O'Neill, whose team
dropped to 0-4 in the Big Ten and 4-12 overall.
The Wildcats now must battle conference leader
Michigan State in back-to-back games.
Ellerbe gives time to
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Player of the game
Michigan guard Jamal Crawford
Aftter the media suggested rumors of his
potential transfer; the freshman responded with
a 20-point outburst.
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final time, with 2:14 left in the con-
Wtest and Michigan comfortably ahead
by 27 points, the kid was just having
a good time.
Michigan guards Darius Taylor,
Ramal Hunter and Herb Gibson
picked up some rare playing time
during those last 174 seconds, and
the more familiar Wolverines gig-
gled and cheered from the bench.
"It was nice to see the guys we call
the 'Soul Patrol' get some minutes,"
*Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe said.
"That 2:14 went quick though. I
would have liked to see one of them
At ease with his teammates on the
bench, Crawford peeked out from
behind a sweat-drenched towel,
laughing with -not at - teammate
Gavin Groninger as the latter picked
up an awkward foul with the clock
winding down on the Wolverines'
12th victory of the season, already
equal to last season's total.
FAMILIAR FACES: Best known for
his pose on a football field of dreams
in Pasadena as he clutched roses,
Charles Woodson returned to Ann
Arbor yesterday, and made a cameo
appearance at Crisler Arena with four
minutes remaining in the first half.
Woodson, who won the Heisman
Trophy during Michigan's magical
national championship run in 1997,
appeared in the Bank One 'Dash-for-
Cash' shooting competition along
with ex-teammate Marcus Ray, dur-
ing an official's timeout.
Woodson made a quick layup, but
Ray couldn't find his touch, misfir-
ing on all but one of his shots. The
former strong safety finally scored at
the buzzer, before play resumed in
the first half.
Winners of the promotional
'Dash-for-Cash' receive $100 from
Bank One. It is not clear whether or
not the football players actually
stood to win any money.
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And for the first 20 minutes it
worked, as the Wildcats earned 27 of
their 42 points from beyond the arc.
Most of the shots were uncontested, the
result of breaking Michigan's full-court
press and rushing the ball up the floor
in odd-man situations.
"We had a very difficult time defen-
sively in the first half," Michigan coach
Brian Ellerbe said. "They screened
very well and they have three guys that
But in the second half, when
Michigan started getting hands in the
faces of the Northwestern shooters,
order was restored.
It may not have looked like two
rebuilding programs out there yester-
day night. That's because only one is
FG FT REB
MN N -A tvA O-T A F PTS
Jones 31 4-5 24 2-7 2 1 10
Blanchard 25 64$ 00 0-3 2 3 14
Assein 20 2.4 0.2 3-6 0 3 4
Crawford 27 6-14 5-6 1-3 5 1 20
Gans 31 4-5 0-0) 0-4 5 3 10
Taylor 2 0-0 0-0 0-0000
Hunter 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Gibson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Groninger 17 3-4 0-0 1-1 0 1 8
Smith~ 21 M4 3-3 2-3 1 1 15
Young 13 2-2 4-6 3-60 2 8
Vignier 9 2-2 0.0 1-2 2 0 4
Totals 200 34.53 14-2113-35 17 1S 93
FG%: .6421FT1 ,.667 3-point FG: 11-17, .647
(awf23-7, Groninger 2-2s Banfiard 2-2, Gaines 2-
2. Smitth 2.3, Jones 0.1. Blocks: 4 (Smith 2, Crawford,
Assehn)> Steals: 8B(Crawford 3, Jones 2, Asselin,
Groninger, Smith). Turnovers: 20 (Blanichard 5, Asselin
3, Crawford 3,Gaines 3, Groninger 3, Jones, Smith,
Vignier). Techicat Fouls: none.
Northwetern..... ....42 28-70
.............49 44 -93
At Ortter Arena
Leon Jones, Jamal Crawford and the Michigan defense clamped down in the sec-
ond half last night, allowing the Wildcats only 28 points.
Minnesota steamed by Cornell, Purdue
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Purdue's
Jaraan Cornell scored a season-high
25 points and Brian Cardinal added
18 as the Boilermakers defeated
Minnesota 74-69 yesterday night to
win their third straight game.
Cornell hit 8-of-13 shots, includ-
ing three 3-pointers, to become
Purdue's career 3-point shot leader.
Cardinal and Minnesota's Joel
Przybilla were named co-winners of
the Big Ten's player of the week
honor on Monday, and both had big
games again on Wednesday.
Cardinal had 15 of his points in the
first half as Purdue (3-1 Big Ten, 12-5
overall) took a 39-29 lead at halftime
and never trailed in the second half.
Przybilla notched his fifth straight
double-double with 13 points and 16
rebounds but it wasn't enough for the
Gophers (2-3, 10-5), who lost their
Przybilla made just one of I I foul
shots and the Gophers, who rank last
in the Big Ten in free-throw shooting,
made only seven of 22.
Dusty Rychart scored 19 points to
Back-to-back 3-point shots by
Cardinal and Cornell sparked a 12-2
run by Purdue as the Boilermakers
took an Il-point lead at 39-28, their
largest lead of the first half..
Rychart scored eight quick points
during a 17-6 run as Minnesota got
as close as two points at 48-46 with
12:26 to play.
The Boilermakers then scored 12
of the next 16 points - five by
Cornell - to build their lead back
into double figures at 60-50 with
7:15 to play.
Cornell's three 3-point shots gave
him 215 for his career and moved
him past Chad Austin (1995-98) as
the school's all-time leader.
Purdue held Przybilla to just three
points in the first half, using forward
Mike Robinson on one side of him
and center Greg McQuay on the
PENN STATE 76, WIscONSIN 61:
Joe Crispin scored a career-high 31
points to lead Penn State to a 76-61
victory over Wisconsin yesterday
Jarrett Stephens added 15 points
and 12 rebounds for Penn State (3-2,
11-5) while Jon Crispin and Titus
Ivory each added 12 points.
Mark Vershaw had 14 points for
Wisconsin (1-4, 9-8) and Jon Bryant
The Nittany Lions won their third
in a row and scored more points then
any other team against the Badgers
Wisconsin, which leads the Big
Ten in scoring defense (opponents
average just 56 points) gave up its
first lost to Penn State in four tries.
In the first half Wisconsin scored
the first two points, but Penn State
went on an 18-3 run and never
looked back, leading 35-22 at the
Penn State, up 10 points with
15:38 to go in the game, had a 17-3
run to put the game out of reach.
Joe Crispin increased his consecu-
tive free throw streak to 26 after
going 6-for-6 from the free throw
line. Crispin's 31 points - including
5-for-8 from 3-point range --
marked the highest point total by a
Penn State player since Pete Lisicky
had 30 against Penn in 1996.
This Saturday, the Nittany Lions
wil travel to Champaign to battle
- From staff and wire reports
MICHIGAN 93, Northwestern 70
Purdue 74, MINNESOTA 69
PENN STATE 76, Wisconsin 61
Michigan State at Ohio State, 7 p.m.
Northwesmat Midigan State, 12-07 p.m.
Indiana at Purdue, 2 pm.
Ohio State at St. John's, 4 p.m.
Penn State at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Michigan at Iowa, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
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