100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 28, 2002 - Image 11

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 2002-01-28

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 28, 2002 - 3B

Michigan

78
92

Illinois

THE DOWN-LOW
GUEVA-RANT:
"(Illinois coach) Teresa (Grentz)
ain't no dummy. If you have
seven players (playing against
you), you are going to press and
try and wear us out."
KEY STAT:
The Illini shot the lights out of
Assembly Hall. They sank 58.3 per-
cent of their field goals, including
10-of-18 shooting from behind the
3-point line and 68 percent during
the second half. Illinois' starters
averaged 29.8 minutes, compared
to Michigan's starting five which
rested for just five minutes total.
YoU KNEW IT WAS OVER WHEN:
After staying close in the first half,
the Wolverines fell victim to a 14-4
run at the beginning of the second
half. The Illini run gave them a 16-
point lead with 13 minutes to play
in the contest.
TURNING POINT:
Down 34-27 with five minutes left in
the first half, Illinois nailed a 3-pointer
to put it up by double digits before
halftime.
THE DAILY'S MVP:
Michigan center LeeAnn Bies, who
tallied 36 points on the afternoon.
Bies' leadership and confidence have
been questioned this season, but yes-
terday her true colors shined through.
Box SCORE
MICHIGAN (78)

Oesterle
Smith
Bies
Hauser-Price
Ingram
Jara
McPhilamy
Totals

MIN
40
37
39
35
40
7
2
200

FG FT REB
M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
2-9 141 2-7 6 3 5
5-11 3-3 2-6 5 1 13
15-256-7 5-9 2 3 36
0-3 2-2 2-0 2 4 2
9-18 3-4 0-2 5 2 22
0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
316616.17 11-26 20 15 78

FG%: ..470 FT .882 3jlnt FG: 1-9, .111 (Ingram).
Blocks: 3 (Oesterle, Smith, Bies) Steals: 12 (Bies 4,
Hauser-Price 3, Ingram 2, Oesterle 2, Smith).
Turnovers: 12 (Hauser-Price 3, Jara 3, Bies 2,
Oesterle 2, Ingram, Smith). Technical Fouls: none.

New 'M'
lineup
has heart
By Jim Weber
Daily Sports Writer
CHAMPAIGN - Michigan coach
Sue Guevara has questioned her
team's effort this season - but she
didn't question the hearts of her five
starters yesterday.
Despite losing 92-78 to Illinois,
Michigan's starters played all but
nine minutes after Guevara suspend-
ed Stephanie Gandy, Tabitha Pool and
Katrina Mason for a violation of team
rules.
After the game, Guevara said that
she would stick with yesterday's start-
ing lineup (Heather Oesterle, Jennifer
Smith, LeeAnn Bies, Alayne Ingram
and Sierra Hauser-Price) for the rest
of the season and did not rule out fur-
ther penalties unless Pool, Gandy and
Mason did what she asked of them
this weekend.
The suspensions cost the Wolver-
ines 31 percent of their offensive pro-
duction and left the team with only
seven dressed players.
As for those that did play, they left
all of their energy out on the floor.
"Everyone played their hearts out
tonight," Oesterle said. "We really
came together as a team out there
tonight. We played like we had noth-
ing to lose. We only had seven peo-
ple."
Michigan's fatigue handicapped
them throughout the game.
The Wolverines were slow defen-
sively and allowed the Fighting Illini
to hit seven 3-pointers in the first half
and 10 for the game. Illinois used a
full-court press during the first half
to further tire Michigan's starters.
ILLINI
Continued from Page 16
she poured in a career-high 36 points
and pulled down nine rebounds in
the game.
Bies set another career mark as
she recorded her 1,000th point as a
Wolverine. Her 1,009 points put
her 14th in all-time scoring at
Michigan.
"I did a lot of things well, but I
tend to focus on the things I need
to improve on," Bies said about her
performance.
There was not much she could
have improved upon yesterday, as
she dominated the game from start
to finish. Ingram converted on six
of her eight attempts in the first
half and was perfect from inside
the arc. Bies also had a hot hand as
she connected on 7-of-12 shots
from the floor in the first half.
With Michigan's depleted bench,
the Illini pressed for much of the
game, forcing the Wolverines into
eight first-half turnovers.
But when Michigan was able to
break the press, its post players
found good looks at the basket.
"Illinois had too much and we
had too little. It would have been
nice to give our kids a little rest
and a little fresher legs," Guevara
said.
The Illinois press allowed Michi-
gan to score easily, but it also
turned the game into a shootout.
Both teams were clicking on
offense throughout the game with

the edge going to the Illini and
their superior 3-point shooting. In
the first half alone, the Illini con-
nected on seven 3-pointers and shot
a blistering 54 percent from behind
the arc.
Unfortunately, Michigan brought
this on itself, as the game plan was
to force the usually poor 3-point-
shooting Illini into taking outside
shots.
"We were going to try to force
them to hit the 3-point shot - they
hit it," Guevara said.
The press also had an effect on
Michigan's fatigue level. With just
seven players in uniform for the
game, Guevara had limited substi-
tution abilities.
Ingram and Heather Oesterle
played the entire 40 minutes of the
game and all five starters played
more than 35 minutes. The exces-
sive time the Michigan starters
spent on the floor led to defensive
letdowns and a weary offense.
"They kept on bringing new
players in every two minutes,
pressing us and I think it wore on
us," Oesterle said.

DANNY MOLUSHOK/Daily
Stephanie Gandy, along with Tabatha Pool and Katrina Mason, was suspended by
coach Sue Guevara for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

"Teresa (Grentz) - she ain't no
dummy," Guevara said. "If you have
seven players (on the opposing team),
you are going to press and try and
wear us out."
Illinois' plan worked.
The Illini, whose starters played 42
fewer minutes than Michigan's, went
on a 14-4 run to push the lead to 16
with 13 minutes remaining.
During the second half, Ingram
lost her shooting touch, going 3-of-10
from the field - a stark contrast to
Illinois' 68 percent mark from the
field during the second stanza.
Guevara said that Oesterle was
playing on a "bum knee" after tearing
her ACL last season, but she still
played the entire 40 minutes for the
first time in her career.
"I'm definitely not used to playing

that many minutes but the thing is, I
had to play 40 minutes," Oesterle
said. "(The knee) is not really ready
for me to play that many minutes."
Michigan hung tough throughout
the game. Despite being greatly
fatigued, the Wolverines climbed to
within 10 points with six minutes to
play. Bies led the way for Michigan
with a career-high 36 points but still
wasn't completely satisfied with her
performance.
"I could have scored 40," Bies said.
I missed a lot of puppies (layups)."
Aside from Bies, Michigan had
few options offensively throughout
the game. Two of yesterday's starters,
Hauser-Price and Oesterle, have com-
bined to average fewer than five
points a game. They combined for
just seven yesterday.

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED

Illinois (92)
MIN
Vana 27
Dallas 33
Marcauskaite20
Guthrie 31
Hunter 38
ssenmann 2
Yanni 9
Hagberg 13
Williams 23
Blackburn 4
Totals 200

RAPHAEL
GOODSTEIN

For magic carpet ride,
is it Bledsoe or Brady?

Are the New England Patriots a
team of destiny? Yes. But not
because they'll be 6-10 next
year yet find themselves in Sunday's
Super Bowl, but because Tom Brady
sprained his knee, allowing star back-
up Drew Bledsoe to replace him.
Bledsoe will go down as the best
backup quarterback since Steve
Young was holding the clipboard for
Joe Montana. Don't think the Chica-
go Bears weren't

FG
M-A
3.5
7-10
4-6
6-11
7-11
0-0
1-3
0-2
6.11
1-1

FT
M-A
4-4
2-3
0-0
0-0
2-3
0-0
0-0
2-2
2-4
0-0

REB
0-T
3-8
2-9
1-1
2-4
0-4
0-0
2-3
0-3
0-2
0*0

cially on turf - shut down the Eagles
for much of the game.
With the Super Bowl played on
turf in New Orleans' Superdome, it
would be futile for the Patriots to
try the same game plan, as they
don't have as good a defense or a
playmaker like McNabb. The Patri-
ots will need to come out and set up
the run with the pass and hope that
they make a couple of big plays and
get a couple of

A
5
1
3
2
9
0
1
1
3
0

F PTS
2 11
3 16
4 8
1 14
3 21
0 0
0 3
3 2
0 15
1 2

Team:I
1. ConnecticutI
2. TennesseeI
3. StanfordI
4. Oklahoma
5. Duke .
6. VanderbiltI
7. South CarolinaI
8. Louisiana TechI
9. WisconsinI
10. PurdueI
11. Kansas StateI
12. Texas TechI
13. TexasI
14. Iowa State
15. BaylorI
16. Virginia Tech
17. GeorgiaI
18. FloridaI
19. Colorado StateI
20. Colorado!
21. North Carolina
22. Auburn
23. Minnesota
24. Boston College!
25. Old Dominionl

Last week:
beat Notre Dame 80-53, beat No. 24 Boston College 79-56
beat No. 22 Auburn 66-53
beat Arizona 76-62, beat Arizona State 62-48
beat Texas A&M 72-40
beat No. 21 North Carolina 102-82, beat Florida State 57-38
lost to No. 18 Florida 63-51, beat Louisiana State 64-53
lost to Arkansas 7446
beat Tulsa 77-46, beat Rice 88-42
lost to Indiana 70-63, lost to Penn State 27-25
beat Illinois 86-77, beat Iowa 82-68
beat Kansas 72-59, beat No. 12 Texas Tech 76-63
lost to No. 11 Kansas State 76-63
beat Missouri 73-51, lost to No. 15 Baylor 80-70
lost to No. 20 Colorado 86-73, beat Nebraska 82-71
beat Texas A&M 95-61, beat No. 13 Texas 80-70
lost to Syracuse 75-59, lost to Notre Dame 64-57
beat Mississippi 79-69, lost to No. 18 Florida 73-64
beat Vanderbilt 62-51, beat No. 17 Georgia 73-64
beat Wyoming 57-49
beat Iowa State 86-73, beat Missouri 7&56
lost to No. 5 Duke 102-82, beat Virginia 40-29
lost to Alabama 7870, lost to No. 2 Tennessee 66-53
lost to Ohio State 70-66, beat Indiana 75-58
beat Villanova 60-40, lost to No. 1 Connecticut 79-56
beat North Carolina-Wilmington 63-39

watching yester- The question Is, which
day's game and quarterback is better suited
wondering "What if to lead the New England
we had a backup Patriots to the Super Bowl
quarterback - or title.
for that matter, a
starting quarterback - that was half his career, thr
as good as Bledsoe?" When Jim Favre and Gre
Miller went down, Shane Mathews for playing po
promptly stepped in and eliminated too surprising
his Bears from the playoffs. out.
In fact, after their quarterback play Bledsoe's P
was exposed by the Eagles, the rumor more pass-ori
mill heated up with talk that the capable of ma
Bears are interested in trading for moment and c
Bledsoe this offseason. putting up big
But I digress. has one of the
The question is, which quarterback NFL, and he's
is better suited to lead New England over a game. A
to the Super Bowl title? inate yesterday
I know that Brady is a clutch quar- impressive, an
terback, and as a Michigan fan and preparation we
student, I'd like to see him lead New Let's take a
England to the title. But winning the found themsel
AFC and winning the Super Bowl are controversy. H
two completely different tasks. The Bledsoe was tl
St. Louis Rams are much, much bet- back, was as g
ter than anyone in the AFC, and the anyone, with t
only reason New England has any Warner and ha
chance is because anything can hap- Super Bowl ju
pen in a one-game season. But in that
Brady had a Pro Bowl year, guid- against the N
ing the Patriots - who were 5-11 backer Mo L
last year with Bledsoe as the starter and sheered
- into yesterday's AFC title game. lungs. The inj
Against the Rams, New England for seven gam
will need to score 30-plus points. Brady stepp
And simply put, if Brady plays at went 5-2.
less than 100 percent, the Patriots With the far
are not going to put up those kind of new star, New
points. Brady, and ro
The Philadelphia Eagles' defended game.
the Rams' offense about as well as a New Engla
defense can yesterday - it held them should start D
to 29 points. Philadelphia tried to while it was ti
establish the run so that it could set Brady over B]
up the pass. But ultimately, the Eagles injury - even
lost because they couldn't make the in a one-game
one big play they needed to pull off need a homer
the upset. And that was with Donovan Gibson.
McNabb, as hot, mobile and big-play
capable as any quarterback. But the
Rams defense - a fast unit that clos- Raphael Go
es on the ball as well as anyone, espe-
eGeV1
ves Gophers v.

turnovers.
Yes, Brett Favre and
Green Bay tried this
and lost 45-17 last
week, with Favre hav-
ing the worst game of
owing six interceptions.
en Bay are notorious
orly on turf, so it wasn't
to see them get blown
atriots are a naturally
ented offense, one
king a big play at any
ertainly one capable of
points. Bledsoe still
five best arms in the
still capable of taking
Although he didn't dom-
y's second half, he was
d another week of
could only help.
look at how the Patriots
ves in this quarterback
[eading in to week two,
he Patriots' star quarter-
good a pocket passer as
he exception of Kurt
ad led New England to a
tst five years ago.
week two game
ew York Jets, line-
ewis drilled Bledsoe
blood vessels in his
jury sidelined Bledsoe
nes.
ed in and the Patriots
ins excited about'the
England stuck with
de him into last week's
rd coach Bill Belicheck
)rew Bledsoe. Because
the right move to start
ledsoe following the
;n after he recovered -
e season, when you
run, you send up Kirk
odstein can be reached at
raphaelg@umich.edu.
ctory

35.6012-1611-35 25 17 92

FG%: .583 FT%: ..750 3-point FG: 10-18, .556
(Hunter 5, Guthrie 2, Williams, Yanni, Vana). Blocks:
6 (Hunter 3, Marcauskaite 2, Blackburn). Steals: 6
(Dallas 2, Marcauskaite, Guthrie, Hunter, Williams)
Turnovers: 19 (Dallas 4, Hunter 4, Williams 3,
Guthrie 3, Marcauskaite 3, Vana 2). Technical fouls:
none.
Michigan .......................41 37 78
Illinois...... .......48 44 92
At: Assembly Hall, Champaign
Attendance: 8,967

Strong second half

gl

'M' STATS
Through Jan. 27

Player
Bies
Ingram
Smith
Gandy
Pool
Oesterle
Mason
Jara

G
20
19
20
19
19
17
18
19

Min
31.8
37.6
30.5
29.4
25.0
19.8
8.6
15.6
9.4
3.1
26.0

A
1.9
4.5
1.7
1.8
1.8
1.7
0.2
1.7
0.5
0.0
2.4

Reb
9.2
3.2
7.4
4.5
4.4
3.8
2.9
1.6
0.8
0.8
5.6

Pts.
16.8
14.6
12.9
10.5
8.3
3.8
3.2
1.7
0.9
0.0
8.8

Hauser-Price 12
McPhilamy 9
Goodlow 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Lindsay
Whalen scored 22 points yesterday to
lead No. 23 Minnesota to a 75-60 win
over Indiana, assuring the Golden
Gophers their first winning season in
eight years.
The game was played before a Min-
nesota women's record crowd of
11,389. Because of water damage to
their home court in the Sports Pavilion,
the Gophers played at Williams Arena.
Minnesota (5-3 Big Ten, 15-4 over-
all) outscored Indiana 19-4 in the final
4:45 and beat Indiana for just the sec-
ond time in 11 meetings since 1994.
The Gophers have not lost consecu-
tive games all season. Indiana (3-6, 9-
11) has lost six of seven.
Kadidja Andersson tied a career high
with 18 points for Minnesota, while
Corrin Von Wald added 16. Jill Chap-
man scored 26 points for Indiana, 18 in
the second half.
Minnesota was hurt in the first half
by cold shooting and Indiana's deliber-

ate play. But the Gophers came out surge to br
strong in the second half, making five Iowa ha
of their first six shots. They took a 49- streak agai
38 lead on Von Wald's twisting layup point wine
and free throw with 12:21 left. tory in last
The Hoosiers, behind Chapman, tied champions
56-56 at 4:45 but the Gophers scored Penn St
15 straight points in a three-minute 49: Kelp
span to seal the outcome. Barnes sco
No. 10 Purdue 82, Iowa 68: leading Per
Mary Jo Noon had 19 points and 11 No. 9 Wisc
rebounds Yesterday, helping No. 10 Pur- Stephani
due beat Iowa 82-68 and set a school a 7-0 run t
record with 22 straight wins at Mackey 49 with 2:
Arena. chance tor
The Boilermakers (7-2, 16-3) broke baugh was
the record set during the 1997-98 to and Tanist
1999-00 seasons. Their last loss at home throws to sc
came to Louisiana Tech on Nov. 20, Jess Str
2000. They also have won 20 straight for the Lad
home games against Big Ten teams. ing three
Kelly Komara scored 19 points, rebounds.
Shereka Wright had 14, Laura Mead- Wiscon
ows 13 and Erika Valek 12 for the Boil- second hal
ermakers, who used a late first-half ing 12 of t

eak open the game.
ad a three-game winning
nst Purdue, including a 15-
earlier this season and a vic-
t year's Big Ten tournament
hip game.
tate 63, No. 9 Wisconsin
y Mazzante and Rashana
red 16 points each yesterday,
nn State to a 63-49 upset of
onsin.
e Rich hit a 3-pointer to cap
hat closed Wisconsin to 57-
03 left. The Badgers had a
move closer, but Emily Ash-
called for an illegal screen,
;ha Wright made both free
ecure the Penn State win.
om finished with 13 points
dy Lions (13-8, 5-3), includ-
3-pointers. Barnes had 13
sin's offense faltered in the
f, with Jessie Stomski scor-
the Badgers' first 14 points

after halftime.
No. 1 Connecticut 79, Boston
College 56: Sue Bird had 23 points
and Asjha Jones matched her career
high with 21 points Saturday night to
lead top-ranked Connecticut to a 79-56
victory over Boston College.
The pair helped UConn (8-0 Big
East, 22-0 overall) recover from one of
its worst shooting halves of the season.
The Huskies shot 38 percent from the
floor on 12-of-31 shooting and held an
eight-point lead at the break.
Jones scored nine points in the
Huskies' 18-6 run to open the second
half and UConn cruised the rest of the
way. Bird had four points in the spurt,
including a layup off her own steal.
UConn led by as much as 26 down the
stretch.
The Huskies dominated inside with a
43-37 rebounding edge over the Eagles
(15-4, 6-2). Jones led the Huskies with
13 rebounds had three of UConn's nine
blocks.

Field-goal percentage leader
Bies 114-214 .533
Free-throw percentage leader
Ingram 39-48 .813
3-point percentage leader
Ingram 40-94 .426
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Conference Overall

Team
Purdue
Wisconsin
Iowa
Illinois
Minnesota
Penn State
Ohio State
Michigan State
Indiana
Michigan
Northwestern

W
7
7
6
6
5
5
5
3
3
2
0

L
2
3
3
3
3
3
4
6
6
7
9

W
16
16
13
12
15
13
10
12
9
12
4

L
3
3
6
6
4
8
10
6
11
8
16

A look at the
underside of U of M
www.universitysecrets.com

GO GREEK!

FRATERNITY RUSH! Brotherhood

Leadership

Yesterday's Results:
No. 8 Wisconsin 49, Penn State 63
No. 25 Minnesota 75, Indiana 58
Michigan State 75, Northwestern 58
No. 11 Purdue 82, Iowa 68
Illinois 92, Michigan 78
UP NEXT:
IOWA
Time: 7:00 Thursday
Location: Crisler Arena

If you missed the Mass Meeting, you can still register for RUSH at
www.umich.edu/~ifc

Coed Service.
There's nothing we don't do.

CHAPTER RECRUITMENT EVENTS:
7:00pm to 10pm each night

- -9

-t %---- r I --- riGl

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan