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Quote of the weekend
"Gary's team came out with their backs against the wall. We
didn't have defensive intensity. I can't put my finger on why."
- Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe

Michigan 51
Maryland 82

Michigan 83
St. John's 97

SportsMonday - December 4, 2000 - The Michigan Daily - 5S
Player of the game
St. John's forward Anthony Glover
Glover scored 27 points and grabbed five
rebounds for the Red Storm in their 97-83 win
over Michigan yesterday.

II________________I___J

Blue size advantage
2nowhere to be found
By Dan Williams Yesterday Glover, tormented th
Daily Sports Wrter Michigan defense, utilizing his superi
quickness. He scored 27 points on 10-o
WASHINGTON - In the preseason, 20 shooting.
it deceptively appeared that Michigan "I was hot," Glover said. "They coult
would have a size "advantage" against n't stop me in the paint, and why not ke(
most of their opponents with 6-foot-9 going to your bread and butter?"
Chris Young, 6-foot-1 I Josh Asselin and Glover liked to receive the ball fuith
7-foot-2 Josh Moore all seeing substantial from the hoop than Baxter and then tak
playing time. This weekend, that advan- Michigan's big men off the dribble. H
.tage pertained to inches alone, as 6-foot-8 successfully created open shots for hin
"Lonnie Baxter and 6-foot-6 Anthonm self seemingly at will and took over th
Glover overmatched Michigan's post trio. second half as St. John's defeate
Baxter, Maryland's primary offensive Michigan, 97-83.
option i Saturday's game, kicked off the Chronic foul trouble confounde
DB&T Classic with a three-point play Michigan's woes as the team attempted
nd never looked back. He continuously both thwart Glover and avoid fouling ou
slalomed through Michigan' s defense en MooreAsselin andYoung all finished th
route to 17 points and a 82-51 walloping game with four fouls.
- f the Wolverines. "They're very good players" Ellerb
"We took it to them," Baxter said. "We said of Baxter and Glover. "They'
pounded the glass" juniors with a lot of experience.
Baxter benefited from sensational post "We made some good defensive play
position, ofhen receiving the ball within individually, but until we make them as
five feet of the basket. Entry passes from team, we're going to have a tough tim
Maryland guards Steve Blake and Juan defending.
Dixon left Baxter at point-blank range for On the other side of the cour
his turnaround shot. Michigan was occasionally successfu
When Michigan adjusted to play a 2-3 underneath in both games, but neve
one defense, the Terrapins' seasoned developed a rhythmr. In the first half of th
halfcourt game easily found the soft spots Maryland game, the Wolverines just fe
in the zone, and Baxter was again the three post passes to their big men.
recipient of intelligent passes that made "We've got big guys, we were just tak
his work eass. ing shots from the perimeter too quick.
Baxter finished the night 6-of-14 from sophomore guard Gavin Groninger said
the field and 5-of-5 from the strike. The "It's tough to get the ball inside oit thy
numbers are not mind-blowing, but he first side, but if you reverse it, it's a lo
became less of a factor when Maryland easier. But we never got to that point."
cruised to victors' There's reason for solemn concem for
Baxter's immediate success opened up the Wolverines with No. I Duke next on
the perimeter for Ma-yland's sharpshoot- the schedule. If Michigan is to upset the
ers as well. Dixon knocked down two 3- Blue Devils on Saturday, they will have to
pojnters, his first twb of the season, and slow down Carlos Boozer and Shant
Maryland as a team shot 45 percent from Battier, two of the best big men in the
the floor. country.

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- GRADE: D+
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t. Terrapins dowr
ie offensive rebot
Michigan shot 35
te and had way too
're get an offensive r
GRADE: C
VS
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ci By Michael Kern
e and Dan Williams
d lily SportsWriters
- WASH INGTON
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nament title in the I
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Averaging 25
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to /hcive a c/tneast
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ER INSIDE; SPREAD
BIG MEN: Michigan's
re outmatched by the
didate, who exploded
he dominated the paint.
important, all three
s fouled while guard-
ight spot for Michigan
verines held Baxter to
ds.
e only played half the
O CRASH OFFENSIVE
ve rebounding has
for Michigan all sea-
eld its owsin against the
low, grabbing 15
ands. Unfortunatel,
percent from the field
many opportunities to
ebound.

CHRIS YOUNG MUST CONTINUE
SCORING TO SPREAD MARYLAND
DEFENSE: Young scored eight points,
six below his season average.
What's more, interior players Josh
Asselin and Josh Moore scored just
two points. Total.
GRADE: D
LV s t BLA NCHARD NiLS' CREATE

GOOD SHOTS FOR HIMSELF: The
sophomore star was 3-of-13 from the
field, scoring only eight points. He
needed to be the best player on the
floor and wasn't. Blanchard just drew
three free-throw attempts, making
only one. Blanchard will need to play
better in Michigan's next game at
Duke.
GRADE: C-

yland takes BB&T title

- No. 13 Maryland
tournament champi-
ngton 71-63 in the
me of the BB&T
win its second tour-
ast three sears.
ant Brown, George
ving to win its third
year's.
points per game,
ed the tournament
d consecutive year.
efeated the Terrapins

in last year's championship game.
"This was a gut check for us,"
Maryland coach Gars Williams said.
"They always come after us every time
we play them."
Junior Byron Mouton led the scoring
for Maryland with 18 points, including
a buzzer-beater 3-pointer at the end of
the half to give the Terrapins a six-point
lead.
"Byron has been coming off the
bench but started this weekend,"
Williams said. "ie has handled both
really well. He gives us a toughness in
the backcourt that we didn't have last
sear."
Mouton was named to the all-tourna-
menti teamtialiottg with Drossni,
Maryland junior guard Juan Dixon, St.
John's junior Anthony Glover, and
Michigan freshman forward Bernard
Robinson who averaged 19 points per
game this weekend to become
Michigan's season scoring average
leader
TEMi MEETING: Michigan coach
Brian Ellerbe was disturbed by what he
felt was a lack of effort and intensity in
Saturday's loss to Maryland. After the
game, he spent an unusually long
amount of time speaking with the play-
ers.
The players also held a long players-
only meeting after that to discuss what
they should do to improve play on the
court.
"Its just a question of us playing as a
team, and until we do that, we're going
to struggle," sophomore guard Gavin
Groninger said on Saturday.
"People need to trust other people to
get them open and we need to run our
stuff. We were taking quick shots"
Much like the loss to Wake Forest,
sophomore LaVell Blanchard shot
poorly from the field Saturday, going
just 3-for-13.
"LaVell is going to struggle offen-
sively until he learns to use his team-
mates," Ellerbe said.
It yesterday's game, Blanchard took
fewer shots and made a higher percent-
age of what he took.

AP PHOT
St. John's skipper Mike Jarvis was joined Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe in
expressing some concern with the weekend's officiating.
"There's a law that deals with reflexology," Jarvis
pontificated. "Many times, actions elicit an equal and
opposite reaction. When Reggie got hit in the throat,
maybe because his hands were up, that triggered off a
sensory reactions that maybe caused his hands to come
down. Unfortunately his hands came down in an area
that is very private, very sacred."
- Mike Jarvis
on the physics of physical play

SRA'.MARYLAND (82)
F0 F REBs
MIN MA MA 0T A -FPS
Moutn -: 05 1-4 44 0 2 356
Motis 1 5-i0us i3 0 a' 4
Bater 200 6-4 55 2-s 0 4- 7
Dixon 2s 7-t0 3-3 16 2 1 9
Blake 25' u-i0 - a n2 -2 0 2 '
Mcal 4 1.t -20- :0 t 54
Nichoas 18 -4 00 12 1 3
Mier 20 24 0201t3 0 2 4
cepsas S 2at -- 0 -i4
Ma1 ieci '14 2-it 1. 5.7 1I ;t-5
oden S 2 04 .2 0 5
Wico 1t 3as3.at-6e0 1 .9
Tots one0u9es 21-9- 3 19 8 2
FGO 446.FTv% 724.3 -pont FG: t1,300Dixon2 -
3, Ntchnlas1t2. Mutn -, Mins0.1,iBater 0a,
Slae itt, Mier itt. Bocks: 7 (Maris 20 Baxter 2.
Hldien 2, Sake. Steas it (Bater 30.Dioust3 Sake ,
McCal.Tuoest12(Sake 4 Wiox 0. Mutn,-
Dixon, Nichoas, Mier, Mardeschi Technical fouls
Mile
MICHIGAN (51)TE
F0 FT 5E5
MIN MA MA OT A F PTS
Banhat d 5 31O1'3.9 t 3'5
Young -ae6. -e 2-2 4e it 4' 8
Mone 14 t1 it0-20-3,t 4° 0
Queen 2t 26 i0 - a a2 2 1 '4
Robnson 33 B-4 34 3-7 1 3 20
Jonesm 1iS 114 1t2 t1 1 2 .0
seanght 1to 0it - 1 tt it 2'0 it
rntger 205 2-7 .n o-3 t12 6
Asein 2404 -itO -it 4 0it;4 0.t
Tots e20020547i155-39 9 2351
FG~mk 35. Ft5'm:.47. s-pot FO. 4.5;2t
iGtnnger 2-5 Biancard 3 Robnsn 1 3Quee -
, ines 52 Bocks: >Monre) Steas ttBancard ,
Queen,Jones eanight. Assei).Turosuese 24 (ueen
, Robinson 4, Seaght 4, Banchard 3, Young 2,
Groninger2 Asset ,onesTechnical fouls: none
Michigan 23 28 - 1i
Marya nd . 45 37 -82
At MCI center, Washington
Attendance:16,681
ST. JOHN'S (97)
FO FT RE5
MIN MA M A T A F FST
Glove 37 1 020 s7-t 2-5 0203 27
Shw 31 5-7 4-5 -3 0 0 19
Cuffe 9 2-5 01-i.itt it
Conk 037 5-l i- 0-28 i 420
esie 7 8.1O037 1it 3 2t9
Fodham 7 14 nitto3t0 0 2
Kera 17 -2 24 0 i 2 4
Bagua 65 0it-i - i-it 1m i
Emane it0 i-12 m0 it-n0 itQ a2 2
Dakie 9 it-1 it-S45-5 t 0i
tas 200 360 224- 911-04 15 22 97
FG%: 52. FT5. 3. punt FG: 7-14,.500 IShaw s-
1, Cok 2-5, Fdarm a u-iEmanue i-i. Bncks: 4
iKeia s2, .ShaFamgua Steas Gtoer ,Sha 2,
Cok 20 Jesie , Eritam, Oakiel Tunvesmit
(loer 5 Cok , Shaw,ese, Dakite. Tecnical
fouls:none.
MICHIGAN (83)
FG FT REB
MIN MA MA OT A FPTS
Robinsonm 00 4-10 -it 3- 0 4 1t'
Blanchard 285 10 7- 8 4-9 2 4 7m
Youg 17 -0 -4 -in it4 7
Queen 27 5- 0-0 02 a'-0 4
Grninger 9250 0403 5
oes 21 -4 -i0-0 1 0 s
Seaight 14 o02 - 0-2 n it
Assein 14 0.4 2-0.1-4 it3085
Moore 07 2 - 4k -7 1-4
Totals 200 24-55 28-32 10-37 12 28 83
FGa:.436 FT%: .875. 3-point FG: 7-14, 500
(Robinson 2.3, Queen 2 0. Blanchard 13, Groninen1
3. Jones 1-1, Seartg it-1). Blocks: 2 ones, Moore)
Steas: 3 YSunli20Queen Turnovers: 18 (Assein 4.
Roinson , Blancad , roninger2aJones 2, Searight
2, Mone 2, Quen. Tehnical fous 5enc.
Michigan .34 49 -83
S.Johns ..36s61 -97
Ar MI Center Wasington
Atedance. it,97
Conference Over
Team W L_< W I'-
Michigan State 0 0 5 0
Iowa 0 0 5 0
Minnesota 0 0 5 1
Illinois 0 0 5 2
Wisconsin 0 0 3 1
Penn State 0 0 3 1
Northwestern 0 0 3 2
Ohio State 0 0 3 2
Indiana 0 0 3 3
Purdue 0 0 2 2
Michigan 0 0 2 3
Yesterda's results:
NO. 19 ST. JOHN'S 97, MICHIGAN 83
Saturday's ames:
No. 14 Maryland 82, Michigan 51
NO.8 Illinois 76, KANSAS STATE 56
No. 2 MICHIGAN STATE 97, Illinois-Chicago
58
Today's games:
Morris Brown AT MNNESoTA, 8 P.M.

Tomorrow's games:
Pittsburgh at Penn State, 7:30 p.m.
Northern Iowa at Iowa, 8:05 p.m.
Wisconsin at Wiseonsin-Green Bay,
8:05 p.m.
Indiana at Notre Dame, 9 p.m.
Saturday
Michigan vs. Duke
Cameron Indoor Stadium, 9 p.m. fESPN) ;
Michigan visits Duke in a highly
anticipated showdown with the
nation's top-ranked team. Duke
enters Saturday's contest with a
7-0 mark on the heels of
Saturday's win over Temple. The
Blue Devils were paced by Jason
Wiliams whot netted 30 points,
including eight 3-pointers.
A year ago Michigan nearly sipped
past No. 13 Duke before falling
104-97 in front of a national
television audience. However,
the last time Michigan visit-
ed famed Cameron Indoor
Stadium it suffered the
third-worst lost in pro-
gram history.
Michigan's 108-64
setback in 1998
snapped a three-game win
streak dating back to 1995.
Michigan is 7-14 all-time
against the Blue Deils.
Duke is led by Williams,
who averages 17.4 points
per game in the backcourt
as welt as Carlos Boozer
and Shane Battier, whot aver-
age 16.9 and 15.6 points per
Sgame, respectively.-

"I think we played hard today, but we
definitely still have to come together,"
Groniger said. "We've still got a lot to
work on. We still didn't play very well.
But the good thing was we played with
more effrt."
OFFICIAL DISASTER: Both Ellerbe
and St. John's coach Mike Jarvis lamn-
basted the tournament's officiating fol-
owing yesterdav's game.
Illerbe's team continues to struggle
staying out of foul trouble- - Michigan
sutered from a 51-42 personal foul dis-
advantaae.
It seems the NCA A's attempt to mon-
itor contact more closely continues to
bother the Ws'tlverines.
"I think the officiating in the tourna-
ment was questionable," Ellerbe said.
"The first few possessions of 'our
Maryland game you couldn't touch
anvone, and we were in foul trouble
agiin (yesterday)."
IEllerbe did say that the onus was on
Michigan to adjust to the officiating.

Jarvis's complaints pertained more to
St. John's loss to George Washington
Saturdays- a game that was marred by
a number of cheap shots, including a
jab from St. John's Reggie Jessie to the
groin of George Washington's Brown.
"There s a law that deals with reflex-
ology "Jarvis pontificated. "Many
times, actions elicit an equal and oppo-
site reaction. When Reggie got hit in
the throat, masbe because his hands
Versie up, that triggered off a sensory
reactions that maybe caused his hands
to come down. Unfortunately his hands
came down in an area that is very pri-
vate. very sacred.-
"The judgement of the three gentle-
men in black and white was inconsis-
tent," Jarvis said later in the press con-
ference.
Afterwards, he was asked if two of
the officials were last minute replace-
ments, as was reported.
"I have no idea what planet they
came from," Jarvis said.

uP PHOTO
nar Cook netted 20 points for St. John's as he helped the Red Storm take a
first-half lead from which they never looked back.

BB&T
Continued from Page 1B
game. "We have to care about each other
and show some emotion. If you watch
this game, there's no emotion."
PMichigan came out slow from the
;ginning, falling behind by seven in the
'uirst four minutes, and never really got
mio the game. For the secdd straight
half, the Wolverines shot poorly frou
the field, connecting on just 35 percent
of their shots. Ellerbe was so displeased
' with the performance that the team held
a long meeting to discuss priorities after
the fame.
"We didn't make a lot of good plays
:and gase them a lot of easy opportuni-
" Ilierbe said. "We didn't have the
:wnsity to compete with what they
'dish."
For the Wolverines, things don't get
any easier with a game at Cameron
Indoor Stadium against No. 1 Duke next
on the slate. Ellerbe and his Wolverines'
will take advantage of the entire week
hbefore Saturday's game to prepare for
their fourth-straight ranked opponent.
"We need a day off to collect our
faghts and evaluate some things,"
rbe said.

WEEKEND S BEST

S S ' :H.'PIo 25FAE

HERo OF THE WEEK:
Tubby Smith
At least someone can win a must-
win game. The Wildcats went to
the Dean Dome on Saturday facing
the prospect of a 1-4 start and dis-
mantled No. 6 North Carolina 93-
76. The win ended the Wildcats'
worst start in 16 years. North
Carolina retired Vince Carter's 15
during halftime.
SODERBERG BALL
Dick Bennett might be
gone, but that didn't
prevent Brad Soderberg !
(below) from leading
No. 20 - -

Wisconsin to a 61-46 win over
Xavier Saturday.
Bennett resigned as Wisconsin's
coach this past week following a
win over No. 13 Maryland.
A SIGNO F THINGS TO COME
No. 1 Duke routed No. 17 Temple
93-68 on Saturday. The win comes
days after the Blue Devils beat the
Owls 63-61 in the preseason NIT.
Duke made 17 3-pointers.
Michigan plays at Duke Saturday. j
WHERE THERE'S A Will,
THERE'S A WAY:
No. 10 Florida found
a way to over-
come poor
shooting from
the field to beat
the Blue Demons
83-76. Matt Bonner and
Brett Nelson scored 17 and 16
points, respectively. The Gators
played without point guard Teddy
Dupay, who was serving a suspen-
sion for violating team rules.
Wisconsin's Brad Soderberg
AP PHOTO

Team
1. Duke
2. Kansas
3. Michigan State
4. Stanford
5. Arizona
6. North Carolina
7 Tennessee
8. Seton Hall
9. Illinois
10. Florida
11. Notre Dame
12. Wake Forest
13. Maryland
14. Oklahoma
15. Southern Cal
16. Connecticut
17 Temple
18. Utah
19. St John's
20. Syracuse
21. Virginia
22. Cincinnati
23. Wisconsin
24. Dayton
25. Arkansas

Rec
5-0
5-0
3-0
4-0
3-1
3-0
3-0
2-0
4-1
1-0
3-0
4-0
1-2
5-0
3-0
3-1
4-2
3-1
3-1
4-0
3-0
2-1
1-1
2-1
3-1

This weekend's results
beat Temple 93-68
beat Illinois State 80-61
beat llinois-Chicago 97-53
beat Long Beach State 86-63
beat St. Mary's (Calif.)101-41
lost to Kentucky 93-76
beat West Virginia 79-78
beat LaSalle 63-54
beat Kansas State 76-56
beat DePaul 83-767.
beat Vanderbilt 77-74
beat South Carolina State 66-55
beat George Washington 71-63
lost to Mississippi 60-55
beat Utah 65-60.
beat New Hampshire 97-70
lost to Duke 93-68
lost to Southern Cal 65-60
beat Michigan 97-83
beat Virginia Tech 88-68
did not play
did not play
beat Xavier 61-46
lost to Marshall 67-65
beat Memphis 74-68
AP PHOTO

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