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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 9, 2000 - A

2000 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

Trouble in Big D,
this time hockey
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars
goaltender Ed Belfour spent more
than six hours in police custody this
morning after being arrested and
charged with assault and resisting
arrest following a scuffle with a
security guard at an upscale hotel.
Dallas police had to spray
Belfour with mace to get him to
release a security guard from a
headlock, according to a police
report. He was then taken to Lew
Sterrett Justice Center and released
about 7:30 a.m. after posting $500
bond, said Ed Spencer, a spokesman
for the Dallas County Sheriffs
Office.
"We are concerned for Eddie and
for everyone involved," said Stars
owner Tom Hicks. "I know our team
leadership will make the correct
judgments about any consequences
which may be necessary to impose
on our player."
Porter to remain
sidelined
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The
NCAA yesterday refused to restore
the eligibility of Auburn basketball
star Chris Porter, who said he took
$2,500 to help his mother financial-
ly not knowing it was being routed
from an agent.
The university was preparing an
appeal yesterday in hopes that the
senior forward can return to the team
for the postseason, athletic director
David Housel said.
ROdman waived
-by Mavericks
DALLAS (AP) - Dennis
Rodman needed only 29 days to
wear out his welcome in Dallas.
_The Mavericks gave up on their
biggest drawing card Wednesday,
giving him his release hours after he
lashed out against owner-in-waiting
Mark Cuban.
At 38, Rodman's career may be
over. He won five championships,
three with Chicago and two in
Detroit, and seven rebounding titles.
Yet for everything he accomplished
on the court, he'll be remembered
for off-court antics such as showing
at a book signing wearing a wed-
ding dress.

T ,urs
Mar. 9

Fri.
Mar. 10

Sat.
Mar .11

Sun.
Mar. 12

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(4) Illinois
1:0p.m.
(S) Indiana
Game 8
2:30 p.m,
(1) Ohio State
(8) Michigan Game 5
Game 1
2 pym.
(9) Penn St
(2) Michigan St. x m Game 10
(7) Iowa Game 6
7:40 p.m.3
Game 2G
4:30 p.m.
(18) Minnes t Game 9
30 min, after
game 8
(3) Purdue
(6) Wisconsin Game 7
10 P.m.
Game 3
6 p.m.
All games played at United Center, Chicago.
(11) N'wes rn All tipoff times are Eastern Standard Time.
Games 8 9 and 10 are televised on CBS.

Daily Sports Editor Chris Duprey scouts the key matchups in Michigan's
first-round Big Ten Tournament contest against the Nittany Lions.
Point guard: Kevin Gaines vs. Joe Crispin
Cris in went wild in the team's only meeting. But it
wasn't e Crisp in, whom Gaines guarded extremely
well. e hot shooter was Joe's brother Jon Crispin,
who came off the bench to help the Nittany Lions
send the February game into overt ime. Gaines should
be strong again on Joe Crispin, just like last time.
Advantage: MICHIGAN
Shooting guard: Gavin Groninger vs. Titus Ivory

Two inconsistent shooting guards
go at it. Groninger has shown more
versatility over the past couple
garnes, displaing the ability to drive
and shoot off the dribble, as well as
nail his trademark 3-pointer. If
Groninger can play well enough to
equal Ivory on both ends of the
court, consider that a win for the
Wolverines. Advantage: EVEN

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Small Forward: LaVell Blanchard vs. Tyler Smith-
At times the past two games, Blanchard has favored
his tender knee, and he will likely still not be 100per-
cent for today's game. But a hobbled Blanchard is
twice the player of a ready-to-roar Smith. As long as
Blanchard' doesn't let the wiry Smith drift outside for
open threes, there shouldn't be a problein.
Advantage: MICHIGAN
Power forward: Brandon Smith vs. Jarrett Stephens

Stephens was an absolute beast, scoring 34 points on
15-for-20 shooting in the first game. He is more muscular
than any Wolverine, and will e able to push around who-
ever he wants in the low post. Smith won't be left alone
on Stephens - he'll have plenty of help, and he'll need it.
Michi an has to hold Stephens under 25 this time.
Ad vantage: PENN STATE

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Other gaes, are1tLvIsed oUESP netor.
Other games are televised on ESPN networks.

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Ellerbe set up what
Dol aeLEN HERDER
Continued from Page 16A
hardened expert if he thought Michigan was headed for
the Dance, and you would get a yes or a hedge at worst.
After the first suspension, Michigan was reduced to a
bubble team.
But the second suspension destroyed the Wolverines.
No more Crawford to the rescue. No more shot at the
automatic bid. Ellerbe's fault? Probably not.
It hurt so much because expectations were so high.
And -just as in 1998 - it was Ellerbe that set the
stage for those expectations, by managing so well the
talent he had to work with.
The Rose Bowl was enough to secure George Perles.
The Gulf War was not enough to secure George
Bush. And the Big Ten Tournament alone will probably
not be enough to secure Brian Ellerbe.
But maybe it should be -- at least for one more shot.
- David Den Herder can he reached at dden aumich.edu

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er: Josh Asselin vs. Carl Jackson
Asselin returned to the starting lineup against Iowa
and hit huge for 22 points. He is potentially
Michigan's best weapon in the post, he just doesn'
always play like it. Chris Young will most likely gethis
minutes off the bench in this one. Asselin shoutdb
able to handle Jackson, but he'll have a second chore:
helping out down low on Stephens. The {7arn my
hinge on whether Asselin can handle bot tasks.
Advantage: MICHIGAN

Prediction: Michigan 77, Penn State 73

Results as o 11p.m. - Home team in CAPS
NCAA Basketball
Yesterday's championships: Today's championships:
Mid-Atlantic Patriot
BAL4 STAE 61. Miami (OH) 58 Layfayette vs. NAvy 4:30 p.m.

Today in the Big Ten Tournament
Match-up Time Season Series Results
(9) Penn State 2:00 p.m. MICHIGAN 89, Penn State 87 (OT)
(8) Michigan
(7) Iowa 4:30 p.m. 'MINNESOTA 85, Iowa 82
(10) Minnesota IoWA 71, Minnesota 59
(6) Wisconsin 7:00 p.m. Wisconsin 62, NORTHWESTERN 46
(11) Nortwestern
ment's winningest coach.
TOUU RNEY Michigan plays Penn State in t e
Continued from Page 16A first round of the 2000 tournament
Ellerbe's 1997-98 team was a No. 4 this afternoon. As No. 8 and 9Seeds,
seed in the Big Ten Tournament, en this is supposed to be today's closest
route to winning it all. Last season, game. And given the team's only
the Wolverines were a paltry No. 10 meeting this season -an 89T87
seed. but they knocked off No. 7 Michigan victory in overtime at
Purdue in overtime to advance past Crisler Arena - that assumption
the first round. could be right on target.
With a 4-1 lifetime record in the But if somehow Ellerbe finds a way
Big Ten Tournament, Ellerbe is tied to win a game or two this weekenid,
with Michigan State's Tom Izzo for don't be surprised. Sinatra seemsto
the newly necessitated title of tourna- describe Ellerbe aptly.

LOUIS BROWN/Daly
Coach Brian Ellerbe helped earn himself the Michigan coach-
ing position with a 1998 Big Ten Tournament crown.

Miami
New York
Philadelphia
Olando,
Boston
New Jersey
Washington
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Charlotte
wtaukee
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Cleveland
Atlanta
Chicago;

NBA Standings
W.LPCT _ & OME AWAY
37 23.617 - 226 15-171
36 23.610 .5 257 11-16
3325 .569 3 20-10 13-151
28 32 .467 9 1513 ,13-19'
24 35.407 12.5 18&11 6-244
2436.400 13 17-12 ;7-241
1942 .311 18.5 12-18 7-241
W I, PCT GB HOMEAWAY
4119.683 - 27-2 14-171
3425 576 6.5 2041 14-14
33 27 .550 8 23-8 10191
29 31..483 12 16.15 136
2830.483 12 209 8-211
2535 .417 16 1811 7-241
2336 .39017.5 16-12 7-241
1346 .22027.5 9.21 :4-25

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Lost 2
Won 1
Won 3
Won 1
Won 1
Lost 2
Won 1
STK
Won 2
Won 6
Won 2
Won' 1
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Lost 1
Lost 3
Won 1
STK
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Won 1
Lost 2.
Lost 2
Lost 5
Lost 1
Lost 5
SmK

No.21 Connecticut rolls
Buzzer beaters and blowouts are a sign of March

W-MIDWEST W L PCT G
Utah 39 20 .661 -
San Antonio 3822.633 1.5
Minnesota 3525.583 4.5
Deliver 2633.441 13
Dallas 2436 .40015.5
Houston > 24 36.40015.5
Vancouver 1842.30021.5
ACI W L pT< G
LA Lakers 50 11 .820 -
Portland 4613.780 3
Phoenix 3921.650 10
Seattle - 3725.59013.
Sacramento 34 25 .597 15
GoldenState 1642 .276 33
LA Clippers 12 48 .200 37E
Yesterday's results:
Bos*o' 112. Milwaukee 101
PHILAaELPHIiA 107. Vancouver
WASWNGTON 118. New York
113 (OT)
m130.Denver 116
NEw JERSEY 115. Portland 103

HOME AWAY
23-8 15-12
23-7 15-15
20-12 15-13
20.12 6-21
13-15 11-21
1616 .20
9.20 9-22
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NEW YORK (AP) -
CONNECTICi 70, BoSTON COLLEGE
55: Connecticut opened defense of
its Big East tournament champi-
onship with a 70-55 thumping yes-
terday of Boston College.
Jake Voskuhl led the Huskies with
16 points and I1 rebounds while
Kevin Freeman had I I points and 1I
rebounds. Khalid El-Amin scored 14
points and Albert Mouring added 12.
Connecticut outrebounded the
undermanned Eagles 46-26.
The Huskies (No. 22 ESPN/USA
Today, No. 21 AP), national champi-
ons a year ago and winners of their
last two conference tournaments and
three of the last four, dominated after
a slow start and Boston College
could not overcome long scoring
droughts.
GEORGETOWN 70, WEST VIRGINIA
67: Kevin Braswell's 3-pointer with
.2 seconds remaining gave
Georgetown a 70-67 victory over
West Virginia yesterday and kept
alive the Hoyas' steak of being in the

quarterfinals of all 21 Big East tour-
naments.
Braswell, who finished with 19
points, took an inbounds pass under
his own basket with 6.2 seconds left,
dribbled up the left side and as the
defense backed away let go from just
beyond the 3-point line. He finished
3-of-8 from beyond the arc.
West Virginia's final chance was a
long pass that bounced off the hands
of Marcus Goree about 30 feet from
the basket.
SETON HALL 85, PROVIDENCE 65:
Eight days off was what Seton Hall
needed to snap a four-game confer-
ence losing streak.
Darius Lane scored 22 points and
the Pirates beat Providence 85-65
Wednesday in the opening round of
the Big East tournament.
It was Seton Hall's first game
since a Feb. 29 loss to St. John's, the
last of four in a row to conference
opponents.
VIRGINIA TECH 51, FORDHAM 48:
Virginia Tech, playing without its

leading scorer and rebounder, held
Fordham to two points over the last
10 minutes of the game, and beat the
Rams, 51-48, in the opening game of
the Atlantic 10 Conference
Tournament yesterday.
Trailing 49-48, Fordham (14-15)
played for the last shot with 31 sec-
onds left in the game. But the Rams
turned the ball over with 6.9 seconds
remaining.
Brendan Dunlop made both of his
free throws for the winning margin.
Teremun Johnson's 3-point attempt
at the buzzer fell short.
MASSACHLSETT.s 77, DUQUESNE
52: Monty Mack scored 27 points
and Shannon Crooks added 18 to
lead Massachusetts to a 77-52 victo-
ry over Duquesne in the first round
of the Atlantic 10 Conference
Tournament yesterday.
Massachusetts (16-14) scored the
first I points of the game and never
trailed, leading by as many as 17
points in the first half and 29 in the
second half.

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