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12 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 30, 2001

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By Arun uopau
Daily Sports Writer

After 40 minutes of Saturday night's game at Joe Louis
Arena against No. I Michigan State, the Michigan hock-
ey team was struck with conflicting emotions.
The Wolverines rebounded from a sluggish opening
stanza - which ended with Michigan State leading 1-0
- with a strong second period. A goal by John
Shouneyia gave Michigan a 2-1 lead at the 5:39 mark of
the second, but a pair of relatively soft goals by Troy
Ferguson and Jon Insana - the latter coming from just
inside the blue line - put Michigan State back on top, 3-
2 when the period drew to a close.
Consequently, Michigan entered the lockerroom for
the second intermission with mixed feelings., On one
hand, the Wolverines were upset that they were once
again trailing the hated Spartans.
But at the same time, Michigan could take some solace
in the fact that it had seized control of the flow of play in
the latter stages of the second period.
"Towards the end of the second period, it was our peri-
od - we outplayed them," Michigan forward Craig
Murray said. "We knew that they had just gotten a cou-
ple of lucky chances and the bounces went in."
The fact that the Wolverines dictated the play for most
of the second period made the 3-2 deficit a little easier to
swallow.
And yet, Michigan was faced with the prospect of hav-
ing to put at least one more puck past Miller, who had not
given up three goals in a game since Dec. 1.
"All of hockey is confidence," Swistak said. "If you
don't have confidence that you can come back and score,

you're really putting yourself in a hole. But this team
knew it had to have it."
As confident as Michigan might have been in the lock-
erroom, it couldn't possibly have predicted what would
happen at the start of the third.
A mere 14 seconds into the final frame, Andy Hilbert
streaked down the right wing and flipped a centering pass
to Mike Cammalleri, who was standing all alone in the
slot. Cammalleri didn't waste his opportunity, one-timing
the puck over a startled Miller's right shoulder to even
the score at three.
Before many fans had a chance to return from the con-
cession stand, the Wolverines had tied the contest. The
shellshocked Spartans never seemed to recover - they
took only six shots during the final period and failed to
get off a single shot in overtime before Hilbert slid a
puck between Miller's pads to end the game.
"It was four-on-four hockey, and you know they're
coming out to play that kiddie-bar-the-door-defend-the-
lead," Michigan coach Red Berenson said of
Cammalleri's goal. "Well,,,a minute into the period, they
didn't have the lead anymore. It was a huge goal."
AND THE WINNERS ARE: Sophomore forward Andy
Hilbert was named CCHA Offensive Player of the Week
for his performance in wins over Notre Dame and
Michigan State.
Hilbert had a playmaker in the 9-0 win over the
Fighting Irish and scored the game-winning goal in the
overtime thriller against Michigan State on Saturday
night.
In addition, freshman defenseman Andy Burnes was
selected CCHA Rookie of the Week, and Michigan was
chosen as the "Team of the Week" by USAToday.com.

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Josh Blackburn gave up two soft goals in
as the Wolverines came back against Mic

Carolina-
Duke best
ofinti guing
matchups
By Mike Hensch
For the Daily
FEB. 1, No. 6 NORTH CAROLINA AT
No.2 DUKE
Tobacco Road will be the host of yet
another instant classic between the Tar
Heels and the Blue Devils. Along with
bragging rights, the winner will sit alone
atop the ACC standings in the fiercest
rivalry in college basketball.
The Tar Heels are riding a 14-game
winning streak, while Duke is still
thanking a divine force for its 10 unan-
swered points in the final 54 seconds
against Maryland on Saturday (hmmm,
a possible point shaving scandal).
Look for sophomore sensation Joseph
Forte, averaging 20.7 points per game, to
battle to the end with Duke's Jason
Williams, who is averaging 21.3 points.
Both teams are stacked with All-
Americans, so whichever team stays out
of foul trouble may end up with the
advantage.
The infamous Cameron Crazies, who
even skipped the premiere of Survivor II
to camp outside Cameron Indoor
Stadium, will be the difference.
Duke 86, North Carolina 79 (OT)
JAN 31, MINNESOTA AT No. 17 IOWA
Minnesota will try to avenge a loss to
Iowa earlier in the Big Ten season.
Although the Gophers are 3-4 in Big Ten
action, do not let their conference record
fool you -they are 15-5 overall and still
in contention for a bid to the Big Dance.
The difference in the game may come
down to a battle of the boards, where the
Hawkeyes' Reggie Evans will reign
supreme over the small front line of
Minnesota. Evans leads all Big Ten play-
ers in rebounds with 11.9 per game.
Iowa came back from a 19-point
deficit this past weekend against
Indiana. Look for the Hawkeves'
momentum to carry them.
Iowa 69, Minnesota 60
FEB. 1, No. 22 SOUTHERN CAL AT
No. 1 STANFORD
Stanford is the only unbeaten Division

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first-place votes in parentheses

TeamR
1. Stanford (65)
2. Duke (5)
3. Kansas
4. North Carolina
5. Michigan State
6. Illinois
7. Arizona
8. Tennessee
9. Maryland
10. Wisconsin
11. Virginia
12. Syracuse
13. Florida
14. Georgetown
15. Iowa State
16. Wake Forest
17. Alabama
18. Iowa
19. Fresno State
20. Boston College
21. Southern Cal
22. Seton Hall
23. Notre Dame
24. Oklahoma
25. Georgia

Record
19-0
19-1
17-1
17-2
16-1
16-4
14-5
17-3
14-5
13-4
14-4
16-3
13-4
17-2
17-3
14-5
16-3
16-4
17-2
14-2
15-4
12-6
13-5
15-4
13-7

IPts
1,745
1,683
1,598
1,529
1,464
1,393
1,264
1,196
1,160
915
894
857
813
808
757
747
683
599
510
454
288
256
238
207
188

Pvs
1
2
4
5
3
7
12
6
8
15
13
11
14
10
17
9
18
21
22
23
25
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By Jeb Singer
Daily Sports Writer

EAST LANSING - It was an old-
school brawl, wrestled on a wooden
platform, in an old-school gym
between two traditional rivals. A clas-
sic difference-maker decided the out-
come - momentum. After losing to
No. I Minnesota 32-6 on Friday, the
No. 6 Michigan wrestling team defeat-
ed No. 8 Michigan State 20-12 in East
Lansing on Sunday.
"In a dual meet in an individual
sport, you wouldn't expect momentum
to play such a role," Michigan State
coach Tom Minkel. "You get on a roll
and teams start getting up. It is conta-
gious."
In a match with numerous momen-
tum shifts, the Wolverines stepped up
and seized the energy at the end.
"We lost some close matches, but I
think we responded well," coach Joe
McFarland said.
While both sides produced big wins
in crucial situations, in the third-to-last
match of the evening, No. 7 Charles
Martelli's 7-4 victory at 165 pounds
grabbed the momentum once and for
all and put the Wolverines in excellent
shape. The momentum see-sawed
numerous times after No. 16 Joe
DeGain's victory over No. 14 Nick
Fekete to start off the dual.

"Whoever comes out first wants to
get the ball rolling," Degain said. "That
was my responsibility tonight, to set
the fire."
Riding the high of Degain's win,
fourth-ranked heavyweight Matt Brink
kept the team going on a high note with
an overtime victory over Matt Lamb.
"After the flip, if I didn't take the
guy down, he would have had an
advantage," Brink said. "You can't take
that in to the tiebreaker. I wanted to
take care of it before that time came
around."
No. 4 Chris Williams started a
Michigan State run with a huge over-
time triumph against Michigan's sixth-
ranked A.J. Grant. No. 5 Pat
McNamara and No. 15, Mike Castillo
rode the Spartans' high as they defeat-
ed Foley Dowd and No. 19 Clark
Forward respectively. The momentum
tides were turned and Michigan State
was pulling ahead.
Teammates fed off of each win or
loss, swaying the direction of the
match. When the match looked to be
up in the air, DeGain was not worried.
He assumed the Wolverines would
grab the momentum and the match at
the end.
"I have confidence in our whole
team," he said. "If some guys drop a
match, somebody will be there to fill
in. Everyone who won stepped it up."

I team. It has also set a school record
with 19-straight wins. In 1997-98,
Stanford started the season 18-0, finish-
ing the year with a 30-5 record.
Southern Cal has struggled to put
teams away this year. But the return of
guard Jeff Trepagnier from an NCAA
investigation will give the Trojans some
needed experience on the court.
With the potent line up of Casey
Jacobsen, who is leading the Pac-10 in
3-point shooting at 50 percent, as well as
Jason and Jarron Collins, the Cardinals
will be too powerful for Southern Cal.
This is the one time when choosing a
Trojan may be deemed unsafe.
Stanford 79, Southern Cal 60
FEB. 3 No. 23 TEXAS AT No. 4
KANSAS
Texas is coming off its worst loss of
the season, an 80-52 pummeling at the
hands of Arizona. The future is not look-
ing too pretty for the Longhorns as they
must travel to Kansas this week.
Kenny Gregory leads the Jayhawks in
scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game.
Texas' fate may lie with the performance
of Chris Owens, who is leading the Big
12 in rebounds at 8.7 per game as well as
14.2 points per game.
The Jayhawks' home, Allen Field
House, is one of the premiere college
basketball venues in the nation. Kansas
rarely loses there, with an all-time home
record of 212-17.
Look for the Longhorns to fall prey to
the Jayhawks.
Kansas 76, Texas 68

JEFF HURVITZ/Datly
the second period, but had the last laugh
~hlgan State to win 4-3 in overtime.
omentum
Individual records
NAME REcoRD RANKING
A.J. Grant 21-8 6
Foley Dowd 22-8 -
Clark Forward 19-10 19
Mike Kulcyzeki 286 9
Charles Martelli 26-8 7
Andy Hrovat 233 8
Joe DeGain 17-9 16
Matt Brink 24-3 4
F '.e
Momentum does not just apply with-
in duals, but it is carried from meet to
meet. Sunday's win over the Spartans
will give the Wolverines reason to be
confident going into this weekend's
grudge match with fabled Iowa.
ALL-STAR CLASSIC: A.J. Grant and
Otto Olson competed yesterday at the
National Wrestling Coaches
Association All-Star Classic at
Franklin and Marshall College's
Mayser Gym in Lancaster, Pa.
Both lost their matches as No. 6
Grant lost to No. 2 Jody Strittmater of
Iowa 10-3 and No. 2 Olson fell 6-I to
No. I Josh Koscheckl of Edinboro.
Strittmater also pinned Grant at the
national duals last weekend and they
will wrestle again in Ann Arbor on
Friday.
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JOYCE LEE/Daily
gaining some momentum that carried
ich Browns
director Paul Dee said. "I think coach
Davis had a lot to give UM and I'm
pleased at the success we had."
Dee said offensive coordinator Larry
Coker has been named Miami's interim
head coach.
Just last week, the Browns said they
were focusing their search on NFL assis-
tants, all but ruling out the possibility of
hiring Davis, Oklahoma coach Bob
Stoops or Washington coach Rick
Neuheisel.
Browns owner Al Lerner shot d, .vn'
reports Davis was coming to Cleveland,
saying, "There is no Butch Davis."
Davis, 49, was in the fourth year of a
seven-year contract at Miami and had
nearly agreed to a five-year extension at
the university. Davis met with Dee last
weekend and said the sides only had to

Bitter Knight rants andw
raves in Playboy issue
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Former
Indiana basketball coach Bob
Knight continues to call university
officials "deceitful" four months
after he was fired.
In the March issue of Playboy
magazine, Knight says his onl4
regret is not leaving Indiana sooner.
"I talked to some people and
almost without exception they told
me to leave." Knight said in a 12-
page interview due to hit newsstands
Feb. 5.
"What I did in this situation was
think about the wrong things. When
I quit coaching, I envisioned being
able to stay around the university, to
help in any way they asked."
Instead, university presiden
Myles Brand fired Knight on Sept.
10.
That doesn't mean Knight, who
won three national championships
and made five Final Four appear-
ances at Indiana, is finished.
"I would really like to wind up my
coaching career working for people 1
really like and respect and who feel
the same way about me," he said. "I
want better final memories than
have right now."
Nurse's testimony
hurts Chmura 's case
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - A
nurse told jurors yesterday she
believed the teenager who accused
former Green Bay Packers star Mark
Chmura of sexually assaulting her at a
party after a high school prom.
Debra Donovan, a registered nurse
at a Milwaukee hospital, testified she
talked to and examined Chmura's
accuser within hours after the April 9
party. Donovan said she concluded
"the findings are consistent with what
she reported. I believe she was sexu-
ally assaulted."
Chmura's accuser, 17 at the time,
told police Chmura pulled her into the
bathroom,.pulled down her pants and.
had sex with her without her consent.
Defense attorneys contend the
teenager, who baby-sat Chmura's
children, hated Chmura and lied
about the incident. The 31-year-old
player could get up to 40 years- in
prison and $20,000 in fines if con-
victed.
Chmura was a three-time Pro Bowl
selection and appeared in two Super
Bowls with Green Bay. He missed
most of the 1999 season with a neckO
injury. The team cut him in June after
he was charged.
Invesco owns name of
Denver's new stadium
DENVER (AP) - Denver's new
football stadium sold its name for a
pile of cash that's a mile high.
Disregarding the wishes of they
mayor and many fans to preserve the
name simply as "Mile High
Stadium," the new home of the
Broncos will be "Invesco Field at
Mile High."
Invesco Funds Group, a financial
services company, will pay $120
million for 20 years to have its name
on the stadium. The Metropolitan
Football Stadium District Board
accepted the offer Monday in a 7-
vote.
Taxpayers are responsible for 750
percent of the burden to finance the
$400 million facility, which is being
built next door to the old stadium.
The Broncos begin play at their new
home this fall.
Mayor Wellington Webb led oppo-

sition to the renaming, saying Mile
High was a marketing asset for the
area. Webb and many fans also said
the rich history associated with the*
name was more important than cut-
ting the stadium's cost.

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Charles Martelli drives his opponent into the mat in the Michigan State competition,
the Wolverines to a victory over their instate rivals.

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Davis to co
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Butch Davis,
who returned the University of Miami to
national title contention, tesigned yester-
day to coach the Cleveland Browns.
Davis, who led the Hurricanes to a
No. 2 ranking last season, will be intro-
duced at news conference today at the
Browns' training facility, team president
Carmen Policy said.
"The Browns organization is extreme-
ly pleased to have Butch Davis as our
next coach," Policy said in a statement.
Davis had been listed as a possible
Browns coach since the team fired Chris
Palmer on Jan. 11.
WKYC-TV and WTAM-AM in
Cleveland first reported that Davis
would take the Browns job.
His agent, Marvin Demoff, said after
arrivino in Cleveland iht [atvis had not

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Jan. 29 standings
Team Record
1. Michigan State 21-2-4
2. Boston College 19-6-1
3. North Dakota 18-5-5
4. Colorado College 19-5-1
5. Michigan 19-6-4
6. St. Cloud 19-6-1
7. Minnesota 18-7-2
8. New Hampshire 16-7-5
9. Western Mich. 1665
10. Denver 14-10-3

Pts
591
551
527
474
441
394
365
306
271
207

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NCAA basketball
Yesterday's results
Top 25
No.11SYRAcusE 70, No.10 Georgetown 630
No. 4 Kansas at Missouri, inc.
Today's games -
No. 5 Michigan State at Michigan, 7 p.m.
Butler at No.10 Wisconsin, 9 p.m.
No. 8 Tennessee at No. 13 Florida, 9 p.m.
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