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12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 10, 1999


"Duke was supposed
to be the cream of
the crop on the col-
lege level, so it was
exciting to be playing
against them."
- Loy Vaught

"It is probably the
biggest game of the
season and I am quite
sure they are up ort
and the are looking
forward to it
- Terry Mills


Robert Traylor:
Duke's dunk nightmare

Jamal Crawford:
Michigan's new trademark

Since 1989, the have combined for nine Final Fours, nine All-Americans and
three national championships in one of college basketball's greatest rivalries. Every
game had a meaning, every game was ...






- Ray Jackson, 1992


- 9(e 9-

"We proved
that we are a
top-five team.
- Terry Mills,

MichiMga rises
past Duke in
OT thrller
By Taylor I.ncoln
Daily Basketball Writer
ANN ARBOR (Monday, December
11, 1989) - Rumeal Robinson hung
suspended in mid-air, then seemed to
inexplicably shift to the left and rise still
higher as he put in a soft shot off the
The basket was called off when the
referee noticed that Robinson had been
the beneficiary of some illegal assis-
tance by teammate Loy Vaught ...
Robinson's apparent defiance of
gravity was symbolic of Saturday's
Duke-Michigan game, which seemed to
constantly eclipse itself in a display of
athletic superlatives.
Sean Higgins' two free throws in
overtime finally sealed the 113-108 vic-
tory with 1.9 seconds remaining - and
not a tenth of a second sooner.
It was a game in which the eighth-
ranked Wolverines (5-1) proved that
they belonged ...
The overtime was merely an encore
to an already exceptional performance.
In the first half. Michigan used a com-
bination of accurate shooting and bruis-
ing rebounding to open up an 18-point
lead ... "We've got kids who are win-
ners and who play hard," Michigan
coach Steve Fisher said.






- L.-


Duke outlasts Blue
Hurley's free throws win it in OT
By David Schechter
Daily BasketballWriter
ANN ARBOR (Sunday, December 15,
1991)- It almost happened in Ann Arbor.
The raw talent of a young Michigan bas-
ketball team forced Duke, the reigning
national champions, into an overtime dual
and almost shocked the world (again) in an
88-85 loss ...
After trailing by as much as 17 in the
first half, Michigan started the second half
with a 24-13 spurt ...
Rookie Chris Webber scored 12 of his
27 to spur the comeback. Webber outper-
formed Duke's celebrated inside force,
center Christian Laettner, who finished
with 24 points and eight rebounds.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who
recruited Webber intensely, loved what he
"Chris was outstanding," Krzyzewski
said. "Forget about 'Is he one of the top
freshmen?' because he's just one of the top
players. He's beyond his years."
After the game, the players in the
Michigan lockerroom were noticeably
quiet" but their spirits were intact.
"Duke is the No. I team in the country,"
guard Jalen Rose said. "But a couple plays
here, a couple plays there, and we would
have won."

- Steve Fisher, 1991



Michigan comeback
drowns Devils
By Danielle Runore
Daily Sports Editor
DURHAM, N.C. (Monday, December
9, 1996) - He didn't break the back-
board this time, just Duke's pride. This
dunk was even better, even more monu-
mental. And while it didn't destroy the
basket, it was certainly earth-shattering.
Robert Traylor took a pass from Travis
Conlan, put the ball on the floor for one
dribble and delivered a slam dunk with
6.2 seconds left that the Blue Devils
won't likely forget, giving No. 7
Michigan a 62-61 victory over 10th-
ranked Duke yesterday at Cameron
Indoor Stadium.
The lane "parted like the Red Sea,"
Traylor said.
Despite struggling with Duke's stifling
defense all afternoon, Traylor managed
to win the game for the Wolverines and,
in the process, destroy Duke's previous
stellar 103-1 home record against non-
conference opponents.
With the Devils up 61-60, sophomore
guard Trajan Langdon tried to hit
Roshown McLeod in the post ... but the
pass fell right into Maceo Baston's hands.
After a 20-second timeout and with just
19 seconds on the clock, Conlan drove
around a Duke defender and passed to
Traylor in the paint.

"This one was for
all the disbelievers
who said we
couldn't get it
- Robert Traylor, 1996

By John Niyo
Daily Basketball Writer
April 7, 1992) - Michigan's mis-
sion to shock the world a second
time came up short last night as
Duke held off the Wolverines, 71-
51, in front of 50, 379 at the Hubert
H. Humphrey Metrodome in
Christian Laettner and Grant Hill
teamed up to halt Michigan's fabu-
lous run in the tournament, and to
give the Blue Devils their second
consecutive championship banner.
They are the first team to repeat
since UCLA did it in 1973.
Laettner shook of a horrid first
half to help close out his stellar
career with a 19-point performance.
Grant Hill chipped in 18 points and
grabbed 10 rebounds ...
"I think he's their best player,"
Jalen Rose said, when asked if he
was surprised by Hill's play. "He's
a more versatile player than
Hill and Laettner were supported
by the play of Tournament MVP
Bobby Hurley, who finished with
nine points, but dished out only
seven assists ...
Chris Webber led the Wolverines
with 14 points and a game-high I1
rebounds ...
The Michigan squad was able to
hang in for a while in the second
half. Ray Jackson picked up a loose
ball and fed to Jimmy King, who
went in for an uncontested jam to
make the score 39-37 with 16:28 to
But then the fouls began to add
up ... And from that point on, it was
a matter of some frantic play by the
Wolverines and Duke capitalizing
on several easy baskets ...
"I feel we deserve it," Duke
coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Krzyzewski and the spoils of 1992.

Webber 30 6-12 2-5 4-11 1 4 14
Jackson 16 0-1 0-0 1-1 2 1 0
Howard 29 4-9 1-3 1-3 0 3 9
Rose 37 5-12 1-2 2-5 4 4 11
King 40 3-10 0-0 1-2 1 1 7
Riley 19 2-6 0-0 2-4 1 2 4
VoskI 15 1-2 2-2 0-3 3 2 4
Pelinka 10 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 2
Hunter 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Talley 1 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0
Bossard 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Seter 0 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0
Totals 200 22-58 6-12 15-35 13 17 51
FG%: .379. FT%:.500. 3-point FG: 1-11, .091. Blocks:
3. Steals: 8. Turnovers: 20. Technical Fouls: none.
DUKE (71)
an 32 2-3 1-2 2-4 0 1 5
G.Hil 37 8-14 2-2 5-10 5 2 18
Laettner 35 6-13 5-6 1-7 0 1 19
Hurley 37 3-12 2-2 0-3 7 4 9
T. Hill 35 5-10 5-8 3-7 0 2 16
Parks 13 1-3 2-2 2-3 0 3 4
Davis 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Ast 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
Clark 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 00 0
Blakeney 0 0-0 0-00-0000
Burt 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 25-57 14-21 14-37 '12 13 71
FG%:.439. FT%:.773. 3-point FG: 4-9, .444. Blocks:
4. Steals: 9 Turnovers: 14. Technical Fouls: none.
Michigan........ 31 20 -51
Duke.-..........--.-- 30 41 - 71
At: Metrodome, Minneapolis
Attendance: 50,379 (paid)

Michigan steals big-
time victory over
top-ranked Duke
By Mark Snyder
Daily Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR (Saturday, December
13, 1997) - In a sight becoming famil-
iar on the Ann Arbor campus,
Michigan fans swarmed a local play-
ing surface following a big-time victo-
Fortunately for the Wolverines, the
spontaneous action took place after an
81-73 victory over top-ranked Duke.
"Today was a lot of heart," Louis
Bullock said. "What you saw today
was a team coming together under
After trailing by as many as 17 early
in the second half, Michigan rebound-
ed with its best closing stretch of the
But Bullock took the comeback on
his shoulders after halftime and
impressed Duke coach Mike
"Bullock hit huge shots," he said.
"Two of his (3-pointers) came when
97 we had 10- or 12-point leads. Those
-- * count more."
The Blue Devils - 70-7 in their his-
tory when ranked No. 1 - played four
games in the top spot prior to facing
Michigan today.

"When I came to the
bench, ys would tel
me, ' e need you,
we need you."'
- Louis Bullock, 19

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