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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, December 7, 2000 9A

FRANCESCUTTI
ntinued from Page 5A
Tttle easier to the successful busi-
nessman with an MBA from
Michigan, who can use the depart-
ment's AAA credit rating to find
the funds he.needs.
He sure won't be able to please
everyone. Coaches are rightfully
selfish (they think that their sport is
more important than any other).
nd no matter how hard Martin
es, Michigan probably can never
have the best facilities in every-
thing.
Tougher, stickier situations await
Martin as well, from a struggling
basketball program to possibly find-
ing;a replacement for Nike as an
athletic equipment sponsor.
But Martin seems willing to at
east try -- regardless of whether
it's track, football or swimming,
El '1 always seemn to lend an ear.
Anid even if dreams don't come
true for Martin, at lbast we can say
that someone's listening.
-Mark Francescutti can be
reached at mfiancesCuminch.edit.

Champs chomp chumps

EAST LANSING (AP) - Some of the faces
have changed, but the result remained the same.
Second-ranked Michigan State beat No. 9
Florida, 99-83 last night in a rematch of the
national championship game.
Freshmen Zach Randolph scored 27 points and
grabbed seven rebounds while Marcus Taylor had
15 points and seven assists. Senior Charlie Bell
added 20 points.
Michigan State (6-0) extended the nation's
longest winning streak to 17 games and earned its
34th consecutive victorv at the Breslin Center.
The Spartans beat Florida 89-76 in the title
game in Indianapolis.
Both teams lost two star players to the NBA
draft, but returned plenty of talent to be consid-
ered top 10 teams.
Florida (3-1) led for the first five minutes of the

game, but Michigan State was in control for the,
rest of the game. The Gators trailed by double dig-
its for the almost the final eight minutes of the
game.
Brent Wright led the Gators with. 18 points.
Teddy Dupay returned from a one-game suspen-
sion to score 17 while being booed throughout the
game.
Florida got off to a good start. It led by as much
as six and did not trail until Bell made a 3-point-
er five minutes into the game to give Michigan
State a 13-12 lead.
Michigan State led 48-40 at halftime.
The Spartans and Gators played on the same
court as they did at the RCA Dome in
Indianapolis last April. Michigan State purchased
the floor after its championship victory and gave
it a new paint job.

AP PHOTO
The Gators brought their "A" game to Lansing for a rematch
of April's championship, but it wasn't enough to top State.

Top ten matchups highlight hoops week

Basketball recruit
.ispended 5 games
Michigan basketball recruit
Dommanic Ingerson was suspended for
three games and five days from the
Santa Barbara High basketball team for
grabbing his jersey and flashing a
thumbs-down signal in a game this past
Friday.
ingcrson's outburst followed his
ejection from a game for drawing two
technical fouls after a similar outburst.
&erson is notorious for trash talking.
The senior wrote an letter to his
teammates apologizing for the scene.
Ingerson's coach, Jeff Lavender, told
the Santa Barbara News-Press, "If he
does anything like this again, he's off
the team for good."
Ingerson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard,
averaged 22 points per game last sea-
son and is averaging 30 a game this
icon,
e is considered a top-30 prospect
nationally by most recruiting services.
The Michigan basketball program
had no comment.
- Staff reports

By Seth Klempner
Daily Spors Writer
No.3 KANSAS Ar No.I11 Wxid: FoREST
THURsnAY, ESPN 7 rt.x.
After a sub-par season last year,
Kansas coach Roy Williams turned
down the offer to coach his alma mater,
North Carolina, _
knowing that he ACROSS THE
would have one of
the most talented TOP 25
teams in the nation
this year. With a 7-0 record and No. 3
ranking in the nation, it looks like
Williams made the right decision.
The Javhawks are led by center Erie
Chenowith who spent the offseastm
sharpening his skills and adding weight
to his 7-foot-1 frame.
Kansas' deep backcourt is led by
shooting guard Kenny Gregorv who is
big enough to play the two- or three-
position and is best off the dribble but
can hit the jumper.
Wake Forest will match Kansas'
strong frontcourt with Darius Songaila
and Rafael Vidaurreta, both of who play
physically despite being out-rebounded
by Michigan.
The Demon Deacons moved Robert
O'Kelley to his natural position ofshoot-
ing guard, which forced the 13-points-
per-game guard to make better shot
selections.
Kansas 65, Wake Forest 60
No.5 ARIZoNA xv No. 15 CON N rlCul
SxiuNRD,"', CBS 4 .t.i
It wasn't too hard for (Connecticut
coach Jim Calhoun to find adequate
replacements forthe departed Khalid Fl-
Amin and Jake Voskuhl with a freshman
class that includes small forward Caron

Butler and point guard Taliek Brown.
Butler is a versatile player with good
court awareness kNIho has the ability to
drive to the hoop or spot up for a quick
jumper. Brown wvas one of the best all
around point guards coming out of high
school. He has a pass-first mentality but
still averaged 22.5 points per game in
high school and can press on defense.
Arizona, on the other hand, is arguably
the most talented in the nation. The
Wildcats will have their full team for the
first time this season when forward
Richard Jefferson returns from a one-
"ame suspension. L oren Woods will
also make his return, having missed the
first six games of the season with a
NCAA imposed suspension.
Arizona 89, Connecticut 76
No. 9 IllNois xr No. 7 SvroN HAiL
SvrviRAY,: CBS 2
New Jersey's main exports include
industrial waste, rock and roll and bas-
ketball players. This year, Seton Hall has
kept the local talent and is one of the best
teams in the nation because of it.
Freshman Eddie Gritfin is a mini-
Kevin Garnett and was the top recruit in
the nation. Unfortunately, in a game
where he had a triple-double he also
sprained his knee, but is expected to
return by Saturday's game.
Illinois may have the best frontcourt in
the Big Tn. The lllini are led by Marcus
Griffin and Brian Cook who combined
for 19.7 points per game last year. Cook
is an athletic plaver with excellent defen-
sive skills who can run the court.
Ilaxing a forward as fast as Cook
makes thinus easier on loint guard Frank
Williams. The sophomore is a great
improviser and likes to push the ball up
court. Bill Self ill also allow him to

play faster than former coach Lon
Kruger did last year allowing Williams
more chances to make plays.
Seton Hall 70, Illinois 68
No. 17 WIiscoNsIN A TEMPLE
DEc. 14, ESPN2 7 P.M.
Wisconsin is a team of surprises. No
one expected the Badgers to beat Arizona
in the NCAA tournament, make it to the
Final Four or persevere after coach Dick
Bennett quit three games into the season.
They have accomplished all three.
The Badgers depend on a system that
requires relentless defense, patient
offense and physical play. Six-foot-9,
leading scorer Mark Vershaw shoots 52
percent from behind the are and averages
3.3 assists per game. Apparently no one
told him he is a power forward.
Temple has played worse than expect-
ed. It has lost four-straight games. While
two of those loses were to undefeated
Duke, the Owls also lost to local rival
Villinova .on Tuesday. Unfortunately,
Temple doesn't get a chance to heal
going against the physical Badgers.
To make matters worse, starting guard
Quincy Wadley (10.3 points per game)
suffered a sprained shoulder in the first

half of Tuesday's game.
Wisconsin 63. Temple 54

POWER PLAY
Continued from Page 5A
"We can't play straight-up offen-
sive hockey just because they don't
take many penalties." Cammalleri
said. "We like to play run-aid-gui
but we also need to stick to our
defense."
CAMAuI.LRI NS. KOtMIsAHK i
National pride was on the line, sort
of, when Cammalleri and Mike
Komisarek squared off in a post-
practice ganie of one-on-one vester-
day.
Cammalleri, selected to try out for
the Canada Junior National team,
and Komisarek, picked to play for
the U.S. counterpart, played a tight
match until Cammalleri was able to
maneuver the puck past Komisarek
and into the open net.
Cammalleri proceeded to sing "0,
Canada" to a smiling Komisarek
"Tough loss for Komo,"
:amnimahleri said with a gin, "but hie
should gert used to it."
SYRACUSE
Continued from Page 5A
much with a scrappy Syracuse team.
The Orangewomen are "quick
jumpers and aggressive to the board,"
Guevara said. "Rebounding is about
effort and positioning.
A combination of two of Michigan's
big three -- Jennifer Smith, Raina
(loodlow and LecAnn Bies - will be
on the floor as much as possible.
"I would rather they adjust to us than
go smaller." (uevara said.
Even if Syracuse does shut down
Michigan under the basket, the
Wolverines look to their sharp shooters
as a back-up plan.
"Most of our games, we're tallet,'
freshman forward Stephanie Gandy
said. "When they double-team the post
people, we look for our (outside) shots."
These teams haven't met since 1982,
so there is not much history between
them. But anytime the Big East and Big
Ten clash, there's a certain buzz.
"It's nice to look at every conference,
(Candy said. "You get to see more things
that you don't get to see in the Big Ten."

As of Nov. 27, 2000
first-place votes in parentheses
Team Record Pts
1. Duke (60) 5-0 1,740
2. Kansas (1) 5-0 1,583
3. Michigan State (8)3-0 1,579
4. Stanford 4-0 1,550
5. Arizona (1) 3-1 1,473
6. North Carolina 3-0 1,410
7. Tennessee 3-0 1,266
8. SetonHall 2-0 1.238
9. Illinois 4-1 1.197
10. Florida 10 1.100
11. Notre Dame 3-0 1,016
12. Wake Forest 4-0 771
13. Maryland 1-2 741
14. Oklahoma 5-0 728
15. Southern Cal 3-0 590
16. Connecticut 3-1 552
17. Temple 4-1 491
18. Utah 3-1 463
19. St. John's 3-1 439
20. Syracuse 4-0 363
21. Virginia 3-0 340
22. Cincinnati 2-1 336
23. Wisconsin 1-1 329
24. Dayton 2-1 266
25. Arkansas 3-1 212

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Murphy suspended for
using a fake I.D.
O UTH1 BEND (AP) - Notre Dame
-American Troy Murphy won't start
Saturday's game against Miami of Ohio
as part of his punishment for using fake
identification to get into a bat.
"He's accepted responsibility for his
mistake," coach Mike Brey said yester-
day. "We said that we would have to as
a program do something, and he sup-
ports that."
Murphy, 20, was one of 147 minors
for being inside the bar in October.
Murphy admitted to being inside the bar
and having a fake I.D., but said he was
not drinking. Murphy said he does not
drink.
Bob Davie re-signs
with Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND. (AP) - Notre Dame
coach Bob Davie signed a five-year con-
tract Tuesday, two days after the Irish
*e invited to their first major bowl in
five years.
Notre Dame will play Oregon State in
the Fiesta Bowl.
"We're moving in the right direction,"
athletic director Kevin White said. "Bob
and I have spent a lot of time looking at
the last seven or eight months and have
forged a plan to move forward."
NCAA basketball
Yesterday's results
No. 2 MicH. ST. 99, No. 9 Florida 83
No. 19 VIRGINIA 90, Ohio 71
No. 7 ILLINoIS 85, Wisc. Milwaukee 44
No. 17 Maryland 109, STONY BRoOK 59
No. 20 Wisc. 61, Wisc. GREEN BAY 53
Today's games
No. 3 Kansas at No. 11 Wake Forest
SM U at No. 6 Tennessee
Denver at Ohio State
0 NHL
Yesterday's results
NY RANGERS 3, Washington 2
PHILADELPHIA 6, Tampa Bay 3
COtUMBUS 5. Anaheim 2
Toronto 3, DETROIT O
Boston 3, PITTSBURGH 2
NY Islanders 4, FLORIDA 1
Carolina 5, ATLANTA 3
EDMONTON 4, Nashville 0
Vancouver 1, PHOENIX 1
Ilas at San Jose, INC.
,ow Jersey at Buffalo, ppd. snow
Today's games
Minnesota at Chicago
Nashville at Calgary
Dallas at Los Angeles
NBA

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