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14 The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 10, 2000

Freshmen lead Blue lineup

Pistons to retire
Dumars No. 4

DETROIT (AP) - Tonight, the
Pistons will honor Joe Dumars by retir-
ing his No. 4 jersey.
Dumars retired after the end of the
1999 NBA season and moved into the
Pistons' front office as vice president of
player personnel.
After being drafted by the Pistons with
the 18th selection in the first round of the
1985 NBA draft, Dumars went on to play
1,018 games in 14 seasons for Detroit.
Dumars was a member of the Pistons
back-t©-back championships in 1989
and 1990. He was named NBA Finals
MVP in 1989 as the Pistons swept the
Lakers to capture their first NBA title.
He retired as the team's all-time lead-
ing 3-point scorer with 990 and he fin-
ished as the second all-time leading scor-
er with 16,401 points. Dumars ranks sec-
ond on the Pistons' all-time list for assists
with 4;612, second in steals with 902,
third in- field goals made with 5,994,
third in -field goals attempted with
13,026, third in free throws made with
3,423 and third in free throws attempted
with 4,059.
Magic in trouble
DETROIT (AP) - Police are.
investigating a complaint from a mas-
sage therapist who says she was inap-
propriately touched and kissed by a
lient. The woman's lawyer says the
:lient was Magic Johnson.
Police refused to confirm that the
>ubject of the investigation was the for-
mer NBA great.
Marty Singer, an attorney for
Johnson, said police had not yet con-
acted Johnson. He called the allega-
ions "pure nonsense."
Lee Turner, a lawyer for the 32-year-
nassage therapist, said his client met
:he 40-year-old Johnson at a party Sept.
29 and agreed to give him a massage
or a fee at his hotel room.
Marino set to retire
Reports have stated that Miami
Dolphins quarterback, Dan Marino,
gill announce his retirement on
Monday.
After playing for the Dolphins for 17
years, Marino was offered a one-year
2ontract for the starting quarterback
>osition with the Minnesota Vikings.
Marino never won a Super Bowl,
Juring his career but he became the
nost prolific passer in NFL history,
,ompleting 4,967 passes for 61,361
cards -- all NFL records.
feStvts as of 11 p.m. - Home team in CAPS.
Standings updated as of Wednesday.
NCAA Basketball
Yesterdays results: (24) KANSAS 84. Kansas St. 60
G.Town 76 (12) SYRACUSE 72 (23) MIAMI 61. Notre Dame 58
SLU 68. (1) CNCINNATI 58 (11) FLORIDA 89, Mississippi 67
(21) UConn 79. Seton Hai 64 Clemson at (3)DUKElate
(6) TEMPLEk71. V. Ti, 52 Vitanova at (19)ST. )OHNS. late
(13) TULSA 71. Rce 51 (2) Stanford at (9)ARIZONA.late
NBA Standings

By Dena Beth Krischer
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan baseball team
hopes to freshen up its 3-6 record -
and freshmen up its lineup - when
it faces Charleston Southern (13-8)
today and tomorrow before chasing
after Kent State (5-2) on Sunday.
While to some, the Wolverines'
poor start might be cause for alarm.
But Michigan coach Geoff Zahn
isn't too concerned. Last spring, the
Wolverines started the season 4-5
before going on to place fourth in
the conference and win the Big Ten
Tournament.
But being that it's months before
the Big Ten Tournament, right now
the Wolverines' main focus is to find
the lineup with the best defense.
And what's surprising is that most of
that power is coming from the lower
end of the stick - as in the fresh-
men.
"I like the freshmen," Zahn said.
"In particular (Brock) Koman and
(Jordan) Cantalamessa."
Two years ago, while Zahn was
recruiting sophomore pitcher Bobby
Wood in Colorado, he put stars by
two names on that team's lineup:
Koman's and Cantalamessa's.
"The more I followed them, the

more I liked them," Zahn said. "It
worked out that we were able to get
those two."
Third baseman Koman and utility
player Cantalamessa, the duo from
Colorado, go way back. Koman
grew up about an hour away from
Cantalamessa and Wood.
Cantalamessa and Wood played
against each other in little league
and then joined forces at the Cherry
Creek High School. The two "picked.
up" Koman to play on their team in
Englewood and since then, they have
been pretty close.
The two freshmen both recorded
their first career hits in their first
career starts last week in Florida,
and they share the team lead with
three multiple-hit games. Koman is
the only Wolverine to record four
hits in a game after blowing Xavier's
pitching staff out of the water, going
4-for-4 on the day.
Koman leads Michigan with his
.358 batting average and 12 hits -
the only Wolverine to reach double
digits in the hit column. He is one of
only three Wolverines to start in all
nine games - six at third base and
three as designated hitter.
"I'd like to be playing third,"
Koman said. "I take my defense very
seriously and I want to be the best

defensive player that I can."
Cantalamesssa leads Michigan with
four doubles and a .276 average. The
freshman didn't start in game one
against Jacksonville, but has started
every game since - three at second
base, two at designated hitter and
three in left field.
"I'll play anywhere as long as I
can get in the game," Cantalamessa
said.
The Colorado freshmen epitomize
what this year's team appears to be
about - youth.
Although it isn't set just yet, the
probable line up for South Carolina
includes Koman at third,
Cantalamessa in left, freshman
Jordan French at first base and
freshmen Blake Rutkowski and Gino
Lollio in center and right field
respectively.
Starting five freshmen in the line-
up may be a laughing matter to
opponents, but there really isn't any-
thing funny about it. The freshmen
are hungry to play and ready to dig
their spikes into the dirt.
"There's only so much we can do,"
Cantalamessa said. "If we just go
out and give it our all, things are
going to happen, and we'll beat
teams. We have the talent, we just
have to go out and play."

DANA LINNANE/Dai9
With all the young talent starting on the Michigan baseball team this season
pitcher Bryan Cranson (above) will be asked to provide some senior leadership.

SE IATLAM -W L PCT GB
Miami 37 23 .617 -
New Yre- 36 24 .600 1
Philadelphia 3325.569 3
Oriando ,29 32 .475 8.59
Boston 2535 .417 121
New Jersey 25 36 .41012.5s
Washington 2042 .323 189
E-CENTRAL W L PCT GB
Indiana 41 19 .683 -
Toronto 35 25 .583 6
Charlotte 33 28 .541 8.5
Detroit 29 30 .49211.5
Milwaukee 29 32 .47512.5
Cleveland 25 35 .417 16
Atlanta 2336 .39017.59
Chicago 1347 .22027.5
W-MIDWEST W L PCT TB
Utah 39 20 .661 -
San Antonio 38 22 .633 1.5
Minnesota 3525 .583 4.5
Denver 26 34 .43313.5
Dallas 2436 .40015.5
Houston 2436.40015.5
Vancouver 1843 .295 22
W-PACIFIC W L PCT GB
LA Lakers 50 11 .820 -
Portland 4614 .767 3.5:
Phoenix 39 21 .650 10.5
Seattle^ 37 25 .590 13.5
Sacramento 35 25 .58314.5
Golden State 16 42 .276 33
LA Chppers 12 49 .197 38
Yesterdays results:
INDIANA 127. Pea.o 119 (OT)
SAN ANroao 105. ATLANTA 79
MfNIt5sOA At DALLAS.t
HoustoN A T UAH. GArT
Los Amrties AT GOLDEN
STATE, tAt

HOME AWAY MlK
22-6 1517 Lost 2
25-7 11-17 Lost 1
20410 1315 Won 3
1613 1349 Won 2
19-11 6-24 Won 2
1812 7-24 Won 1
13.18 7-24 Won 2

HOME AWAY
27-2 14-17
20-11 15-14
23-8 10-20
21-9 8-21
16-15 13-17
1&11 7.24
16-12 7-24
9-21 4-25
HOME AWAY
23-8 15-12
23-7 15-15
20-12 15-13
20-12> 622
13-15 11-21
1&r16 &20;
9-20 9-23

STK
Won 2
Won 7
Lost 1
Won 1
Lost 1
Lost 1
Lost 3
Won 1
STK
Won 5
Won 1
Lost 1
Lost 3
Lost 5
Lost 1
Lost 6

HOME AWAY STm
284 22-7 Won 16
24-5 22-9 Lost 2
26-5 12-16 Won 5
189 1816 Won 1
236 12-19 Won 3
10-19 6-23 Lost 3
9-20 3-29 Lost 4

NHL Standings

W.CENTRAL
St. Louis
Detroit
Nashville
Chicago

W L 7
43 16 7
40 20 8
23 38 6
24 36 7

RT PTS
0 93
1 89
6 58]
2 571

OOME AWAY
21-8-4 22-8-3
24-8.2 1642-6
12-1&3 11-20.3
12-19-3 12-17-4

W? 1n*VESr W L T?
Colorado 31 27 10
Edrtnton - 25 27 15
Calgary 28 31 8
Vamouver 23 31 13
W4%clFIC W L T
Daltas 36 24 6
Ph)nix ' 33 26 7
LosAngeles 31 27 8
Sarlose 28 32 9
Andheit 28 30 10
ENRTHST ' W L T
Toronto 37 23 7
Ottawa 33 22 11
Montreal 29 31 7.

RT PTS HOME AWAY
1 73 19-10-3 12-17-7
8 73 15-9-9 10-186
5 69 19-9-6 9-22-2
7 66 13-9-4 10-12-9
RT PTS HOME AWAY
3 81 18-13-2 1811-4
1 74 18-11-2 15-15-5
3 73 16-12-4 15-154
7 72 16-15-3 1247-5
2 68 15-14-6 13-16-4
RT PTS HOME AWAY
3 84 22-85 15-15-2
2 79 1&9-5 15136
2 67 811-4 814-2

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