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gNovember tournys reign
Check out the new men's basketball
AP poll online, as preseason touma-
ent season begins to heat up.
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TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 14, 2000

11

Carr cherishes
opportunity to
coach at Shoe
By Stephanie Offen
Daily Sports Editor
Quarterback Drew Henson says that if Michigan
coach Lloyd Carr could pick one scenario to end his
season, it would be the one that will take place this
Saturday.
The biggest rivalry in college football coupled with
a chance for a share of the Big Ten title makes this the
Ohio State-Michigan game Carr has anticipated all
season.
"You hope it goes down to the last few minutes and

SATURDAY
OHIO STADIUM -
Who: Michigan (11) vs.
Ohio State (2-2)
When: Noon
Latest: The winner will have
at least a share of the Big
Ten title
TV/Radio: ABC-TV (Channel
7); WJR 760 AM
only spans the amount of

someone on vour team finds
a way to win," Carr said.
But the tradition of this
rivalry isn't common knowl-
edge for some of the
Michigan players. Senior
running back Anthony
Thomas wouldn't comment
yesterday on his thoughts
about Woody Hayes and Bo
Schembechler, saving that
his knowledge of this rivalry
f time he played for his team.

Women close
preseason
with victory
By David Horn
Daily Sports Writer
Houston, we may have a problem. Last night at Crisler
Arena, the Michigan women's basketball team played its
final preseason exhibition against the Houston Jaguars ---- a
team made up of former college players. Michigan was vic-
torious, enjoying the better end of an 86-74 tally, but the
game was more competitive than the final score indicates.
Qnly the impressive play of senior guard Alayne Ingram
down the stretch kept the Wolverines out of reach for the
Jaguars, and ensured an undefeated preseason as they pre-
pare for their regular season opener, Friday night against
No. 9 Louisiana Tech.
"We were up by 12 at one point," Ingram said. "We let
them get back, and we let them get easy shots We didn't do
very well with penetration: We knew we had to tighten up
on defense, and that's what we tried to do."
After building steadily toward a 44-37 lead at halftime,
the Wolverines allowed Houston to creep back to within two
points with 7:16 remaining. Following a time-out, Ingram
scored a field goal on the Wolverines' second possession.
But after a turnover by sophomore LeeAnn Bies, Jaguar
sharpshooter Jlamika Jones buried a 3-pointer to make the
score 73-72. Ingram responded with a trey of her own,
putting Michigan back'up by four.
"We executed down the stretch in a tight' game,
Michigan coach Sue Guevara said.
Ingram finished the game with 22 points and three assists
in 37 minutes. She was one of five Wolverines with a dou-
ble-digit point total, but distinguished herself as the go-to
player on the offensive end and a leader on both sides of the
court.
"Alayne Ingram wants that role," Guevara said. "She and
(senior guard) Anna Thorius compliment each other so
well. Anna knows that when Alayne is hot, she can pene-
trate and she knows that Alayne is going to be spotting
ready. It's a nice combination of guards to have.
Thorius, despite Guevara's earlier wishes to keep her
minutes low, played all but the final minute of the first half.
Her 12 points and eight assists kept the Michigan offensive
attack balanced throughout the game. Her 39 minutes were
a concern for Guevara after the game.
"I don't want to do that, but we needed to win the game
today," Guevara said.
See JAGUARS, Page 14

DAVID KATZ/Day
Anthony Thomas and Michigan were able to pull out a 24-17 win last year against the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor. The road
will be tougher this time, with Nate Clements and 'the Kaiser,' Matt Wilhelm, anchoring a stingy Ohio State defense.
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And senior center David Brandt admits to never
watching college football while in high school. He said
he would sleep in on those cold November afternoons
while the two teams faced off.
But Carr will make sure that all players will know
the meaning of this rivalry by Saturday. If the intensi-
ty of the other players doesn't rub off on them, the
coach will tell the team stories of Ohio State memories
- of victories and mistakes that teams made -
throughout the week.
THE SHOE FACTOR: Ask any Michigan football play-
er and they will all have the response: "Ohio State will
be the loudest place we will play all season."
Last time the Wolverines visited the Horseshoe,
Michigan lost 31-16 and the fans made sure to rub it
in. The Ohio State fans' reaction is a memory the team
- especially the seniors - will never forget.
"The intensity of the crowd, the fans, just the way
the fans rushed the field, that sticks in my mind,"
senior offensive lineman Jeff Backus said.
Senior Steve Hutchinson added his memory of the
See RIVALRY, Page 13

By Mark Francescutti
Dally Sports Editor
Let's face it, John Cooper still wants to beat Michigan -
badly.
But after recovering from a dismal 6-6 season in 1999,
Cooper seems to feel more at ease with his team's standing and
the prospects of his Buckeyes in Saturday's game against
Michigan.
"I hope I'm not too relaxed, and I know I'm not," Cooper
said. "But I've come to know that the team that plays the best
that day wins the game - not the team that talks the most,
hypes the game the most."
Cooper may not hype up one of the greatest rivalries in col-
lege football, but his nine losses in 12 tries against the
Wolverines are haunting blemishes on the 63-year old coach.
This season, Cooper can relish the fact that his team is right
up there with the Wolverines. After last season's dropoff into
the bowlless realm at 6-6, the Buckeyes are 8-2 overall, and 5-
2 in the conference. Ohio State rests in a four-way tie with

Purdue, Northwestern and Michigan. The Buckeyes need only
a Purdue loss and a win over the Wolverines to earn a Rose
Bowl bid.
Most oddsmakers agree the Buckeyes are back as well,
posting Ohio State as a three-point favorite, the usual three
points of insurance given to a home team in a pick-em game.
That's much higher than last year when Michigan was favored
by 12 or 13 and won 24-17.
Cooper is playing his cards, if anything, cautiously. Cooper
said that running back Derek Combs and wide receivers Ken-
Yon Rambo and Reggie Germany all are questionable for the
Michigan game after suffering leg injuries in a 24-21 win at
Illinois.
"I cannot honestly tell you today on Monday if these guys
will play," Cooper told reporters. "However, from the injury
report I got, I think we'll be in pretty good shape."
Meanwhile, Carr doesn't seem to be taking the bait.
"That's baloney," Carr said of the injury report. "They'll all
play."
See COOPER, Page 13

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