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28 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday -- March 27, 2000

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
" Edited by Michael Kern and Ryan C. Moloney
Lacrosse buries Purdue, 25-1

Two Big Ten teams advance to Final Four

The eighth-ranked Michigan
men's lacrosse club kicked a dead
horse this weekend, as it pounded
Purdue 25-1 Saturday at Ooseterban
Fieldhouse, improving its record to
8-3,
The 25-1 romp was "not as close
as the score would indicate,"
Michigan coach John Paul said.
"This was one of those games that
both teams just want to get over
with."
In the first quarter alone,
Michigan tallied 1I goals, won all 12
faceoffs, collected 16 groundballs to
Purdue's five, and outshot the
Boilermakers 20-3.
Michigan was led by senior cap-
tain Jeff Hadwin's seven first-quarter
goals. Hadwin scored one more early
in the second before Paul let him
bow out.
By the second quarter, the
Wolverines had already emptied
their bench, and concentrated on
maintaining possesssion instead of
scoring. But they couldn't help
themselves, scoring a lofty seven in
the second period.
"Both teams knew it would be a
long night," Paul said.
By the fourth quarter, Paul
switched his players from their nat-
Women's hockey
ranked second in
national poll
Michigan's varsity hockey team is
not the only club near the top of its
game.
The women's hockey club is sitting
compfortably near the top of the
American College Hockey Association
poll at No. 2 after finishing in first
place in their league tournament two
weeks ago. Penn State tops the list at
No. 1.
The Central Collegiate Women's
Hockey Association tournament, which
was held March 17-19, pitted the
Wolverines against some tough teams.
Michigan competed against Lake
Superior State in the first round, and
after being down 2-0, the Wolverines
came back to win it 3-2.

ural positions. Junior Wesley
Martvus, normally , a defender,
notched his first goal of the season
with the switch.
"It felt great to finally get one in,"
Martus said. "Throughout the season
a few opportunities had come up, but
I never capitalized. This game gave
me a chance to score and have my
friends stop making fun of me."
The lopsided match also gave
freshman goalie Jeremy Menkowitz
game experience. Menkowitz played
the entire second half, but only had
to push one shot aside.
Michigan's victory extended its
conference winning streak to 19
games. The win keeps the Wolverines
firmly atop the CCLA rankings with
a 5-0 conference record.
None of Michigan's upcoming
games are against soft opponents, as
next week's homestand will include
games against No. 6 Virginia,
Virginia Tech, No. 9 Arizona and No.
12 Illinois.
"I've liked our attitude through
this stretch of lopsided wins," Paul
said. "The guys keep playing hard
and working to improve. There's no
doubt we understand the importance
of the next two weeks."
- David Roth
The second round was a clean sweep
against Ohio State - the Wolverines
won 15-0. In the last round, they faced
Western Michigan, one of their archri-
vals, and won 4-1.
Other teams competing in the tourna-
ment included Michigan State and
Bowling Cireen. Western Michigan
placed second in the tournament behind
Michigan.
Tory DeLceuw and Jodi Berris
attribute the Wolverines' success to
strong defensive strategies.
"We have goalies on the team who
really go out there and make key plays
- they stop the goals - and guard
the post in a way that makes it hard for
other teams to score;' DeLeeuw and
Berris said.
This past season the Wolverines had
a 16-3-1 record, making them tops in
their league going into the tournament.
In the last two years, the Wolverines
have placed third at the tournament.
- Rhonda Gilmer

AUBURN HILLS (AP) - The
Spartans can slambodies with the best of
them. Add patience to their game and
they are almost unbeatable.
The top-seeded Spartans used another
late run to beat Iowa State 75-64 in the
Midwest Regional final Saturday night,
advancing to the Final Four for the sce-
ond straight year.
"Coach always says tough players
win," said senior forward Morris
Peterson, who scored all but five of his

18 points in the second half. "And I
thought down the stretch, we showed
how tough we were."
No. 8 WISCONSIN 64, No. 6 PURDUE
60: As improbable as it seems, it's "On
Wisconsin!" The pesky, patient Badgers
are headed to the Final Four, a journey
they last made 59 years ago.
"What can I say?" Wisconsin's Jon
Bryant said. "Who would have thought
this was possible? A month and a half
ago, we were just trying to get into the

tournament. But here we are going to the
Final Four."
No. 8 NoRTH CAROLINA 59, No. 7
TULSA 55: Well, look at North Carolina
now. The supposedly misguided team
that some said didn't even deserve to be
in the NCAA tournament is headed to
the Final Four, led by a coach who sud-
denly seems like a genius.
College basketball's least likely under-
dog capped its stunning turnaround by
beating Tulsa 59-55 yesterday in the

South Regional.
No. 5 FLORIDA 77, No.3 OKLAHOMA
STATE 65: Florida wore down yet anoth-
er higher seeded team to advance to the
Final Four for just the second time ever.
With seven sophomores and freshmen
in the 10-man rotation, the fifth-seeded
Gators beat third-seeded Oklahoma
State and its seven seniors yesterday in
the East Regional championship game.
The Gators will play North Carolina,
on April 1.

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2 Iowa State tiasiti sNATIONALinaii2Temple 2 Temle
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t H ETEF &THEWEEK
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: Tim Siciliano
Hometown: San Marcos, Calif.
High School: San Marcos

Sport: Swimming
Year: Sophomore

Why: Siciliano had a first-place finish in 400-meter individual medley at
the NCAA Championships with a record time of 4:06.02, obliterating both
American (4:11.72) and U.S. Open (4:13.35) records.
This feat was also good for 20 team points,
increasing the team score to 61.
Background: Siciliano is also a 1999 individual medley NCAA Champion.

Fifteen students
arrested in post-
loss Purdue riots
WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) - Fifteen
people were in custody yesterday after
Purdue fans overturned a dumpster and
started bonfires after the Boilermakers'
loss in the NCAA tournament.
More than 300 students took to the
streets Saturday night and early Sunday
after the Boilermakers' 64-60 defeat by
Wisconsin in the West Regional final.
Students wandered around the campus
causing damage, before police in riot
gear used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
The 15 being held at the Tippecanoe
County Jail appeared to be students,
Indiana State police said. They were
booked on charges of public intoxica-
tion, resisting law enforcement and dis-
orderly conduct. One was jailed for
attempted arson.
Police arrested several others and
released them at the scene. Those stu-
dents face mandatory court hearings.
The scene was mild compared to a
disturbance Thursday involving 5,000
students.

St. John's Barkley
declares NBA
eligib 'ty
JAMAICA, NEW YORK (AP) -
After a sophomore season filled with
controversy, St. John's point guard Erick
Barkley announced today that he will
forego the final two years of his colle-
giate career, declaring himself eligible
for the NBA draft in June.
Barkley twice was suspended by the
NCAA this season and was involved in
a lockerroom scuffle with senior guard
Bootsy Thornton at halftime of a Big
East semifinal game against Miami.
Although he led the Red Storm to its
first Big East Conference tournament
title since 1985, the 6-foot-1 Brooklyn
native scored 14 points without an assist
in an upset loss to Gonzaga a week ago
in the second round of the NCAA
Tournament.
Barkley was named to the All-Big
East First Team this season.
In 1998-99, he was a member of the
conference's All-Rookie squad after
helping the Storm to the "Elite Eight" in
last year's NCAA Tournament.

UBURN HILLS, Mich. -
Isn't it nice to play at home?
That's essentially what this
weekend was for Michigan State -
two home games along its red-carpet
path to the Final Four.
Michigan State's survival was
music to the ears of Craig Thompson
and the tournament selection com-
mittee, who made sure to slot the
Spartans as the No. I seed in the
Midwest Region so that the NCAA
would have at least one marquee
team in the Final Four.
Perhaps the most entertaining
moment of Michigan State's victory
over Iowa State on Saturday hap-
pened in the last 10 seconds of the
game.
Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy,
livid at officiating that essentially
cost them the game, did what every
coach in America would like the
opportunity to do just once - storm
the court and tell the referees what he
thinks of them.
Eustachy was ejected for his
overzealousness - and also for mak-
ing contact with one official, chasing
all three members of the crew all over
the court and using potty language.
Some will undoubtedly call
Eustachy's behavior "unsportsman-
like", "disgraceful" or "conduct detri-
mental to his school." These are pco-
ple that don't know the game.
I take it a different way. I call it
loyalty, loyalty shown by Eustachy to
his players. As their coach, Eustachy
is the man designated to fight for
them, lobby for them and stick up for
them.
'The referees ripped the Cyclones
off and cost them a trip to the Final
Four. Shaking hands and saying "it's
the breaks" might be appropriate in
Little League, but there is too much
at stake to take things that lightly.

Marcus Fizer's "moving screen," a
call that was made 46 feet from the
basket with 4:01 remaining in the
game, was ridiculous. Fizer didn't
move; he was run into and staggered
backward after the collision.
Instead of Iowa State having the
ball, up three points with under four
minutes to go, Michigan State shot
the one-and-one as a result of the
foul, cutting the lead to one.
Later, the referees couldn't decide
whether or not to call a block or
charge on Iowa State's Paul Shirley,
who caught a lob pass two feet away
from the basket and knocked over
Charlie Bell. But Shirley's feet hadn't
touched the ground yet, and Bell
undercut him.
If the foul was called on Bell,
Shirley would've shot a one-and-one.
Instead, a double foul was called,
which resulted in Shirley's fifth per-
sonal and disqualification.
When Iowa State fouled the
Spartans, who already owned a six-
point lead with just 10 seconds left,
Eustachy knew the game was out of
hand.
So he made his point, behaving
horrendously to match the quality of
the officiating. He cared about his
team, about the young men that had
fought hard for him all year. In honor
of that dedication, he fought for
them.
Ten years from now, memories of
the game will have faded a little. But
those who were on the Iowa State
bench will never forget that their
coach laid himself on the line for
them.
Buried deep beneath Eustachy's
madman rage was a reservoir of loy-
alty - something I choose to com-
mend, rather than condemn.
- Chris Duprev can be reached via
e-mail at cduprey( umich.edu.

NATIONAL SCOREBARD
Baseball spring training scores

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5, Boston 4
Cincinnati 4, Tampa Bay 2
St. Louis 15, Cleveland 11.
Detroit 7, Atlanta 3
Houston 11, Kansas City 10
Kansas City 7, Toronto 3
NY Yankees 12, Minnesota 5
Montreal 8, Baltimore 4
Texas 7, Philadelphia 6
NHL standings

CACTUS LEAGUE
Anaheim 14. San Diego 11
Milwaukee 8, Chicago White Sox 8
San Diego 11, Colorado 7
San Francisco 14, Oakland 5
Arizona 18. Seattle 6

CENTRAL
St. Louis
Detroit
Chicago
Nashville
Colorado
Edmonton
Vancouver
Calgary
PACFIC
Dallas
Los Angeles
San Jose
Phoenix
Anaheim
NORTEHUS
Toronto
Ottawa
Buffalo
Montreal
Boston
ATLANTIC
New Jersey
Philadephia
Pittsburgh
NY Rangers
NY Islanders
SOUnEST
Washington
Florida
Carolina
Tampa Bay
Atlanta

W L T
48 17 9
44 22 9
29 37 8
29 43 7
W L T
35 29 11
2831 16
28 34 14
30 37 9
W L T
41 25 8
35 30 10
32 34 9
35 32 7
31 33 12
W L. T
41 27 7
37 26 11
31 34 10
31 35 9
23 34 18
W L T
42 26 8
3923 12
32 34 8
29 36 11,
22 45 8
W L T1
41 23 11
40,30 5
31 33 10
17 48 8
13 53 7

T PTS HOME AWAY
a 105 228-6 26-9-3
99 259-3 19-13.6
68 13-19416-1&4
66 13-223 13.21-4
T PTS HOME AWAY
82 21-12-4 1417-7
3 80 17-12-9 11-19-7
78 16-19-412-15-10
74 19-12 11-25-3
T PTS HOME AWAY
94 21-143 2011-5
84 19.15.4 16.15-6
780 20-15-312-19-6
2 79 20416.2 15-1&5
2 76 17-14-7 14-19.5
T PTS HOME AWAY
92 23-11-5 18-16-2
? 87 21-11.5 16&15.6
375 20-13-5 1121-5
74 16-16.5 15-19-4
3 7011-17-10 12-17-8
r PTS HOME AWAY
5 97 26-9-3 16.17-5
3 93 22.9.7 17.14.5
78 21-10-7 11-24.1
72 15185 1418&6
L53 9425-4 13-20.4
T PT'S HOME AWAY
L94 245.-7 17-18.4
i90 21-10-3 17.20.2
72 1&-15-5 15-18-5
49 11-21.4 6.27.4
37 &25-3 5284
Los Angeles 4. ATLANTA 1
Phioenix at ANAHEIM, late

EASTERN
Miami
New York
Philadelphia
Orlando
Boston
New Jersey
Washington
CENTRAL
X-Indiana
Toronto
Charlotte
Detroit
Milwaukee
Cleveland
Atlanta
Chicago
MIDWEST
X-Utah

NBA standings
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY
43 25.632 - 25-7 18-18
4226.618 1 29-8 13-18
40 28.588 3 25-11 15-17
3436.486 10 20-13 14-23
30 39.435 13.5 22-12 8-27
2939.426 14 20-14 9-25
2546.352 19.5 15-20 1026
W L PCT GB HOME AWAY
47 22.681 - 31-4 16.18
39 29.574 7.5 23.13 16-16
38 31551 9 25-10 13-21
36 33.522 11 24-11 12-22
3237.464 15 18-17 14-20
2742.391 20 19-15 8-27
25 44.362 22 18-17 7-27
14 54.206 32.5 10-24 4-30

Sm
Won 1
Won 2
Won 5
Won 3
Lost 3
Lost 2
Won 2
ST
Lost 1
Won 1
Lost 1
Lost 1
Lost 3
Wan 1"

W L PCT GB HOME AWAY STK

47 21.691 -

X-San Antonio4425.638 3.5

Final Four scalpers shipped out of town

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Scalpers
banned from selling NCAA Final Four
tickets in Indianapolis have taken their
business across the county line.
At the prodding of the NCAA, offi-
cials passed an ordinance outlawing tick-
et scalping in Marion County. The ban
applies only to the Final Four.
"Seeing a bunch of hawkers is not an
appealing atmosphere," said Maribeth
Smith, an organizer with the NCAA.
The desire is to make this a wholesome,
environment. This is college sports."

The police did come around to give
out copies of the ordinance to make sure
everyone is aware, said Ticket Source's
Trena Goble.
The 1998 ordinance allows ticket
holders to sell their tickets - but only at
face value, or for a small profit. The
price of the ticket can't be raised by more
than SI10 under the rule.
The Indianapolis Police Department
plans to have officers stationed in loca-
tions where scalping has been rampant,
including outside the RCA Dome.

Minnesota
Dallas
Denver
Houston
Vancouver
PACIFC
X-LA Lakers
X-Portland
X-Phoenix
Sacramento
Seattle

42 26618 5
29 40.420 18.5
2742.391 20.5
2544.362 22.5
19 50.275 28.5
W L PCT GD
5812.829
5117.750 6
44 24.647 13
40 28.588 17
40 29.580 17.5

26-8
27.8
22.12
16.19
21-14
17-17
10-24

2 1-13
17-17
2014
13.21
6.28
8-27
9-26

Won 4
Won 2
Won 5
Lost 2-
Lost 4
Lost i
Lost 1

HOME AWAY STK
31-4 27-8 Won 5
25-7 26-10 Woni
29-6 19-18 Lost 1
27.6' 13.22 Won 1
21-13 19-16 Lost 3

Golden State 17 52.246 40.5 10-24 7-28 Lost 4
LA Clippers 14 57.197 44.5 10-24 4-33 Lost 7
X-Clinched Playoff Berth

Yesterdays suf~t-
St. Louis 1 CHIcAGo 1 (OT)
Colorado 2. DALLAS 1(OT)
DETROIT 8. NY Rangers 2
PHILADELPH-IA 3, Pittsb~urgh 1
Montreai 3, TAMPA BAY 1

Yetenways results:
ORLANDO 94. Miami 69
Phiiadepsha 111. INDIANA 101
Denver 112, NEW JERSEY 110
Houston 123. Chicago 78

LAeLawrs90 SACRAMENrO 89
MILWAUKEE 99, Boston 84
MINNESOTA 106. Toronto 101 OT
Goiden State at PHOENIX. late
New York at PORTLAND, late

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