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THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2001

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FILE PHOTOS
Introducing the UO Michigan football recruiting class: Blast froilha st:
ly Baraka, RB: Descrbed b .oach that his mother would let him come to Ann Here's a est and busts of
L iyd Carr as ha g ;t d s Xplo- Arbor. the 1997 re * class of four years
:. .....Alex Ofili, DL: An Ypsilanti native, attended ago.
Spencer Bri San Carr's summer camp.
Best:
ego Stat mis- Lawrence Reid, LB: Carr compares him to
son. former Wolverine standout Ian Gold. Anthony na
Markus .' :B ot~r e Sean Sanderson, FB: Carr visited with his Michgan s all ttm ' leader in
Michigan family for 11 hours in one d y touchd ns.n rushg Iards.
Kyle Eas, Thoy esntative of Joey SarantQ$e LB: High school teammate Mauc af
h M Projected as .te t'Ind early-sec-
the Michigan class from IInoits4 . , of Baraka's also plays basketball;ond round pic in th[ yeas NFL draft.
Braylon t ard. Wf: Garr has known Ernest Shazor: Thefirst member to commit
.about Edward."_." he was "about knee- to this year's recruiting class.. Busts:
high." . Dan Simells, OL: Carr describes him as
Leo Henige, OLxit t X15 pounds, but "one of those kids." Hmmm. Ray Jacksor FB
Was projected as the n4tne .
Carr says that het far der. Dave Spytek, DL: Carr's description: "He's Michigan fullbaol but r irteiUy|carry-
Marlin Jacksonq:DB Lilo Baraka and a Spytek which means he's tough." ing the ball foaytAe Gcinnati B (.ats.
Unest ShZ *USA To High School All- Adam Stenavich, OL: Smallest member of Patrick M*iliff,
A eians.the offensive line recruits. Highly recruited fr California now
- bac k in-u p Ken:S n nat Oregon
z, OL: The second of Michigan's Jacob Stewart, DB: Reminds Carr of Cato backing-up Ken Si
tw plus-pound off rilnemen. June, current Michigan safety. William Peterson, D
Tim saquoi, WR: Thi e the wide David Underwood, RB: Promised Carr that A, key contributor in e defensive back-
receiver class for the crg year. he would be coming this past summer. field, he was dismise from the team for
Patrick Massy, DL: Plays for the best high Pierre Woods, DL: Carr is extremely stealing money frorn ripper.
sdhool basketball team in Ohio. impressed with his height and basketball Demetrius Smith, RBV
A back-up who was dismissed from the
Scott McClintock, LB: Carr never thought abilities. team under enigmatic circumstances.
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Blue jets east to halt "
Crusaders' long streak

By David Roth
Daily Sports Writer
Not everything requires an explana-
tion. Like why not to take a shortcut
through a minefield.
But some things do require a bit more
reasoning.
Especially when student-athletes are
going out of town on a school night.
Playing 12 Big Ten games in a row
before tonight and then at least five
straight afterward, it's hard not to wonder
why the Michigan women's basketball
team is jetting to Worcester, Mass. to
play Patriot League foe Holy Cross
tonight at 7 p.m.
"We played them last year here, so we
owed it to them to play them at their
place," Michigan coach Sue Guevara
said. "To be honest, we tried to get them
to schedule it next year, but they didn't
want to do it.
"We could not get (the game played
in) the non-conference schedule (earlier
this season) because everything was so
jam-packed. We had two byes in
February so we took the earliest one we
Scould"
Though the game is non-conference.

HART CENTER
Who: Michigan (14-8) vs. Holy Cross (15"7J -
When:7 p.m.
Latest: The Wolverines deviate from their Big
Ten schedule to take on a Holy Cross team
that is tearing up the Patriot League with pii.
straight wins.
the Crusaders (15-7 overall) are a viable
opponent who have won nine in a row
and currently sit atop their conference,
undefeated. Michigan, on the cusp of
being considered worthy of a postseason
bid, knows that a contest late in the Sea-
son can make or break it. -
"This game is big," Guevara said.
Guevara doesn't expect her teams
intensity to dwindle, although
Michigan's history with Holy Cross isn't
quite as rich as it is with teams thatthe
Wolverines get to see a couple tirmes a
year.
"There is no doubt this game will
receive the same focus" as conference
games, Guevara said. "We have tb'get
our team defense better. I want'this
whole darn team to step up."
A strong Holy Cross team will
See CRUSADERS, Page 1

By Raphael Goodstein
Daily Sports Editor

STATE COLLEGE - In last night's do-
oradie game, the Wolverines died, losing 77-
66 to Penn State.
Michigan's 18 turnovers dampered its
chances of winning.
"We can't turn the ball over," junior cen-
ter Chris Young said. "We had 18 turnovers
in the game, 10 at
the" half, that's MICHIGAN 66
what lost the
game for us. WeC( PENN STATE 77
weren't careful
with the ball, we threw it all over the place."
'Young said that free throws played a large
role in the loss as well.
"When we go to the line, we have to take
advantage. I missed a couple free throws,
we missed a couple free throws here and
there, when we get to the line, we have to
take advantage."
-Young finished the game perfect from the
ffkd and with 17 points, two shy of his
career high. He carried Michigan (3-7 Big
Ten, 9-12 overall) through stretches of the
first half.
Penn State attempted 36 free throws, to
Michigan's 17 attempts. Penn State convert-
ed 28 of those attempts to Michigan's 13.

"We got to the free-throw line and that's
really important, especially when we're not
shooting well from behind the line like
tonight." Penn State coach Jerry Dunn said.
Penn State was 3-for-17 from 3-point range.
"Twenty-eight-to-13 sums that up,"
Michigan coach Brian Ellerbe said of the
discrepancy in free throw attempts.
Michigan could not stop Gyasi Cline-
Heard or Joe Crispin, as the two scored 21
and 20 points respectively. The Wolverines
knew stopping Crispin would be tough, but
did not expect Cline-Heard to play so well.
"I thought Gyasi played pretty well in the
first half," Ellerbe said.
The loss means Michigan needs to win its
four remaining home games - one of
which is against No. 14 Iowa - and either
win at Indiana or at No. 4 Michigan State in
order to qualify for the NIT before the Big
Ten Tournament. Both sites have been very
tough on Michigan in the past.
Michigan would likely play either Illinois
or Michigan State in the second round of the
Big Ten Tournament, so a run is unlikely.
What makes the loss even tougher for the
Wolverines is that the Nittany Lions were
beatable - Michigan was within five points
for nearly the entire game.
The game marked the second time this
season that freshman Avery Queen played

Michigan's Leon Jones and Penn State's Titus Ivory dive to the floor for a loose ball.

all 40 minutes of the game. Queen played all
40 minutes because his backup, freshman
Maurice Searight, had the flu.
Searight refused to comment.
"It's pretty tough," Queen said. "He
should be ready" for Sunday's Indiana
game.
"It's tough for Queen," Young said. "He

had to chase Crispin around through 15
screens on every possession. To stay in there
and go through that for 40 minutes is
incredibly tough and is going to wear on
anyone."
Queen finished that game with eight
points on 3-for-9 shooting. More important-
ly, he finished with three turnovers.

Iowa upset by
Buckeyes, 69-6.8
IOWA CITY (AP) - Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien l1@
adjusting his offense, but in the end it was mostly guards
Brian Brown and Brent Darby causing too much chaos for
No. 14 Iowa.
Brown scored 20 points and hit all four of his 3-point
attempts and Darby added 15 points as Ohio State defeated
the Hawkeyes 69-68 last night.
"We keep tweaking our offense. Tonight, we got a lot of
looks from our perimeter guys," O'Brien said. "We went back
to getting some fade screens for our guards and it was big that
our guys made the shots."
Iowa coach Steve Alford said Brown and Darby couldn'te
stopped.
"I thought that our guards were poor on defense all night. I
think that is about as bad as we have been in the backcourt,
defensively," he said. "I thought that in the second half; Ohio
State showed how badly they wanted to win this game."
Sean Connolly scored I1 points and Ken Johnson added 10
points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots for Ohio State (6-
5 Big Ten, 15-8 overall), which has won three of four. '-
"Ken Johnson brings everything to this team," Brown said.
"He's our go-to guy. He's definitely the key to our defens."
Iowa (6-3, 17-5), playing its first game since learning
leading scorer Luke Recker might be out for the rest of ie
season with a knee injury, got a season-high 27 points from
Dean Oliver and 14 points and 11 rebounds from Reggie
Evans.
"We are not as tough without Luke Recker," Alford said.
"Our players have to handle situations better and I have to
coach better. I thought I got out-coached during the last five
minutes of the game and that is something that I need to look
at."
Iowa still had a chance to win in the final 21.6 seconds, but
Ryan Hogan's off-balance, one-handed leaner missed with 4.3
seconds to play to preserve OSU's 68-65 lead.
WISCONSIN 73, Purdue 54
MADISON (AP) - Roy Boone outscored Purdue by him-
self in the first half and finished with 20 points in No. 16
Wisconsin's rout of the Boilermakers last night.
Kirk Penney added 17 points and Andy Kowske scored 14,
his best output since scoring 21 in the season opener, and
grabbed 11 rebounds for the Badgers, who led 45-17 atfhalf-
time.
The Badgers (6-3, 15-5) broke it open with a 26-3 first-llf
blitz - runs of 11-0 and 15-0 on either side of Joe Marsll's
3-pointer. -
Boone, who scored 18 in the first half, had eight poits in
the run, which he capped with a steal and a dunk that lefhim
left him posterior in the lane and the Boilermakers (5-5,,(j-8)
desperate and dumbfounded.
The Boilermakers sorely missed 6-foot-10 junior center
John Allison, their leading rebounder and shot-blocker who
was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot Monday.
Wetzel and Garrity weren't necessarily asked to produce
like Allison, only to avoid costly mistakes. And they didn't,
committing an offensive foul here and a turnover there that
helped the Badgers build their 28-point halftime lead.

Newcomers test waters on road

By Kristen Fidh
Daily Sports Writer
No longer will it use rusty, old equipment in the Intramural
Sports Building.
It is no longer considered "just another club sport"
In its first season as part of Michigan's varsity athletic com-
munity, the water polo team is well-prepared for its first inter-
collegiate test.
"It's all extremely exciting and the team, I know, is excited for
the tournament to get going this weekend," coach Amber Drury-
Pinto said.
Travelling east, the 18th-ranked Wolverines will face No. 19

Villanova on Friday, No. 12 Massachusetts and Hartwick on
Saturday and No. 9 Hawaii on Sunday.
Michigan's veteran club players who have remained on the
team this season combined with the coaching staff and fresh-
man recruits to make school history.
"It's an exciting thing to do," said Drury-Pinto on her duty to
raise the team into a national competitior.
Along with assistant coach Bernice Orwig, goaltender of the
silver-medal winning American Olympic team, the coaching
staff has sharpened offensive and defensive strategies.
Villanova lost 43 percent of its offensive power last season to
graduation. As a result, Michigan is not as worried over injured
and mono-striken goalie Camille Clarendon.

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Who: Michigan vs. Villanova Friday, Massachusetts and Hartwick
Saturday, Hawaii Sunday
When: 8:15 p.m. tomorrow, 1:20 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday
Lastest: This weekend marks the beginning of the Wolverines'
inaugural season as a varsity program.
"We basically have to be aware of what the other team is
thinking' Orwig said. "We always start out with a pressed, per-
son-to-person defense because that is the best way to try and
figure out what the other team is doing offensively"'
Facing Massachusetts' All-America goalie, the Wolverines
also need to be offensively prepared.
"We want to keep possession of the ball and keep our eyes out
when players are open," Orwig said.
While many collegiate programs have been varsity for many
years, especially schools in California, this is the first season
the NCAA has sponsored the sport.
But, even though it is its first year competing nationally,
Michigan fully expects to be a threatening force.
"We are making sure that the girls understand what we want
to accomplish on offense and what we want to do on defense
against experienced teams," Orwig said.

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