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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - February 3, 2002 - 3B

YESTERDAY'S GAME

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Michigan
Wisconsin

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56
68

third straight

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THURSDAY'S GAME

Michigan
Michigan State

in Big

Ten

56
73

No sympathyfor everyone
in LeBron James'scandal

Gueva-rant
"It's broke, and I gotta fix it." -
Michigan coach Sue Guevara,
referring to the current state of
her team, after losing three
straight Big Ten games.
YESTERDAY'S GAME
Michigan (56)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Goodlow 13 2-7 0-0 34 0 4 4
Gandy 31 3-9 1-2 1-3 3 3 7
Smith 36 6-12 4-6 2-7 1 3 18
Pool 28 2-9 00 15 2 5 4
carney 22 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 0 3
Reams 31 6-10 1-2 4-4 4 2 15
Burin 7 02 0-0 0-0 0 0 2
Bies 21 2-4 0-0 2-6 2 3 4
Andrews 7 0-1 0-0.1 3 0 0
Hauser-Price 10 0-0 1-2 0-1 1 1 1
Totals 200 2259 7-2 1433 17 21 56
FG%: .373. FT% .583 3-poIt FG: 5-18, .278
(Reams 2-2, Smith 2-3, Carney 1-2, Burlin 0-2, Good-
low 02, Gandy 03, Pool 0-4). Blocks: 2 (Bies,
Reams). Steals: 11 (Reams 3, Smith 3, Bies 2, Car-
ney, Hauser-Price, Pool). Turnovers: 14 (Bies 3,
Smith 3, Hauser-Price 2, Pool 2, Burlin, Carney,
Gandy, Goodlow, ). Technical Fouls: none.
WISCONSIN (68)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Gebisa, L. 33 8-11 0-1 2-8 1 4 16
Gebisa, E. 31 4-7 3-4 0-2 1 1 13
Ashbaugh 23 4-7 0-0 1-4 2 4 8
Rich 33 3-9 36 03 3 1 12
Seeger 26 2-4 4-4 1-8 5 2 8
Hefte 13 0-0 00 0-0 1 1 0
Wilson 19 01 3-4 0-2 4 0 3
Nicols 22 24 22 0-2 3 0 8
Totals 200 2243 15-216-32 20 13 68
FG%:.535. FT%:.714. 3-point FG: 7-11,.636 (Rich
3-6, Gebisa, E. 2-2, Nicols 2-3). Blocks: 4 (Gebisa, L
2, Ashbaugh, Wilson). Steals: 6 (Ashbaugh 2,
Gebisa, L., Nicols, Rich, Seeger). Turnovers: 18
(Gebisa, L. 4, Gebisa, E 3, Nicols 3, Seeger 3, Ash-
baugh 2, Hefte, Rich). Technical fouls: none.
Michigan ...................30 26 -56
Wisconsin............34 34-68
At: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Attendance: 9,442
THURSDAY'S GAME
Michigan (56)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
'Goodlow 27 7-9 1-1 2-2 3 4 15
Gandy y 27 2-11 0-0 2-3 3 1 4
McPhilamy 1 00 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Pool 37 5-11 0-0 1-11 2 0 13
Carney 30 02 00 0-1 6 2 0
Hauser-Price 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
Reams 16 0-3 2-2 2-2 1 2 2
Burin 4 0-0 0 01 000
Bies 17 2-3 0-0 1-3 0 3 4
Smith 35 8-15 0-0 05 0 4 18
Totals 200 24-54 33 929 16 16 56
FG%: .444. FT%: 1.000. 3-point FG: 5-15, .333 (Pool
3-7, Smith 2-2, Carney 02, Gandy 0-2, Reams 0-2).
Blocks: 5 (Pool 3, Goodlow, Bies) Steals: 5 (Pool 2,
Gandy 2, Hauser-Price). Turnovers: 16 (Carney 5,
Pool 3, Goodlow 2, Reams 2, Gandy, Hauser-Price,
Burin Smith). Technical Fouls: none.
MICHIGAN STATE (73)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0- A F PTS
Pagel 34 1-4 2-2 3-12 2 1 4
Haynie 39 4-8 3-4 02 7 0 12
Bowen 40 6-7 2-2 0-0 3 1 17
Bromfield 38 9-22 2-2 1-4 0 0 25
Shimek 34 3-8 34 4-9 4 1 9
Callier 5 0-4 00 2-3 0 0 0
Pusateri 1 0-0 00 0-0 0 0 0
Osmer 1 0-0 0-0 00 0 0 0
Roehrig 10 3-4 0-0 1-1 0 5 6
Totals 200 26-57 12-1412-33 16 8 73
FG%:.456. FT%: .857. 3-point FG: 9-15, .600 (Brom-
field 5-9, Bowen 33, Hayne 1-3). Blocks: 3 (Pagel,
Shimek, Callier). Steals: 11 (Haynie 4, Pagel 3, Brom-
field 3, Roehrig). Turovers: 9 (Bowen 3, Roehrig 3,
Pagel, Haynie, Bromfield). Technical fouls: none.
Michigan............30 26 -56
Michigan State....... .. 32 41 -73
At: Breslin Center, East Lansing
Attendance: 6,704
'M' STATS

By Brian Schick
Daily Sports Writer
For the third time this season, the Michigan women's
basketball team is "0-0."
After yesterday's 68-56 loss to Wisconsin, the
Wolverines dropped their third straight and wrapped
up the first half of the Big Ten season 2-6. According
to Michigan coach Sue Guevara, it's time to begin a
new season - again. Michigan began its first "new"
season after dropping the first two games of the Big
Ten season.
"Let's start over," Guevara said. "(We won't) focus
on 2-6, but focus on 0-0 and let's make a change (for
the second half)."
Wisconsin (4-5 Big Ten, 6-14 overall) was on fire all
over the court, shooting 54 percent from the floor and
64 percent from behind the arc. Michigan had no
answer for the hot hand of Badgers' guard Lello
Gebisa, who finished with 16 points on 8-for-11 shoot-
ing. For its part, Michigan (2-6, 11-8) could only shoot
a dismal 37 percent from the floor and 27 percent from
3-point range. For the second straight game, hot
perimeter shooting from their opponents killed the
Wolverines.
"We just struggled scoring from the perimeter," Gue-
vara said. "It came down to being able to stop them
from scoring (and we didn't)."
Freshman Niki Reams was one of the exceptions,
scoring 15 points and dishing out four assists. The
other exception was junior forward Jennifer Smith, who
controlled the post, dropping 18, including two 3-point-
ers.
While Smith continued to be the go-to player in the
post late in the game, senior center LeeAnn Bies was
absent from the lineup, as Michigan attempted to rally
from a double-digit deficit in the second half. Bies,
who has come off the bench in four straight games, was
picked as a preseason All-Big Ten selection and was
thought to be one of the best post players in the confer-
ence. Guevara indicated that Bies - who finished with
four points and six boards in 21 minutes - was out of
the lineup due to the fact that she wanted to run the
floor.
"I had to go with quickness," Guevara said. "To have
two big kids in when we're down 13 points and we're
pressing isn't going to get it done."

NATHAN PIER/The Badger Herald
Michigan's Sierra Hauser-Price (20) battles for possession
with Wisconsin's Stephanie Rich (11) in the Wolverine loss.
Two of the bright spots in this game were Michigan's
ability to dominate the offensive glass - pulling down
14 rebounds - and finishing with more assists (17)
than turnovers (14).
On Thursday in East Lansing, there were no bright
spots, and Michigan dropped its first game to the Spar-
tans since 1999. The 73-56 loss was capped by a seven-
minute scoring drought to end the game after
sophomore forward Tabitha Pool hit a trey to pull the
Wolverines to 58-56. Michigan State (5-2, 12-6) used
the same formula as Wisconsin, killing Michigan from
the perimeter. Michigan State guard Syreeta Bromfield
shot 5-of-9 from downtown and finished with 25
points. Michigan's guards couldn't answer one of her
shots, as all three of them went a combined 0-6 from
behind the arc.
The combination of outside shooting and denying
Michigan of its bread-and-butter high-low offense took
any chance of a comeback.
"I thought they did a nice job of defending us
inside," Guevara said. "We couldn't hit the outside
jumper, and unfortunately we paid for it."

e Chosen One was still driving
This Hummer H2 to basketball
practice Friday, and before long
someone else about his age will proba-
bly be driving a real Humvee into Bagh-
dad.
If LeBron James asked me for sympa-
thy, I would tell him to look in the dic-
tionary. He can find it there - between
shit and syphilis.
The people painting James as a victim
have lost touch with reality.
Barring legal action against the Ohio
High School Athletic Association, James
won't play high school basketball again.
Big deal. That's more time to spend talk-
ing with shoe company executives.
Untold millions of dollars are still wait-
ing for the consensus No. 1 pick in the
upcoming NBA Draft. If he gets bored
with the kids in his history class, he can
still chat on his cell phone with Kobe,
MJ, or Shaq.
It was always good to be King James,
and it still is.
Which begs the question: What good
came out of Friday's g
decision by the Bydecla
OHSAA? What is it ineligible th
they were hoping to OHSAA didf
accomplish?f
If they were hoping Of issuing
to double the media cir- parking
cus surrounding the prep scene in
Akron, it worked.
If they were hoping to stop the top=
ranked Fighting Irish from winning a
state title, odds are good they will be
successful on that front as well.
But if they were really hoping to pun-
ish James or the money-grubbing people
around him, they failed.
OHSAA commissioner Clair Mus-
caro said that because James accepted
two free "throwback" jerseys from a
local store he forfeited his amateur status
forever.
James is the first athlete Muscaro has
declared ineligible in his 14 years as
commissioner.
"I think this sends a message that we
are all about fairness," Muscaro told
reporters Friday. "We will treat him the
same as all our other athletes."
Really? I'm not sure which is harder
to believe: The fact that 'aWes Unsi6d
jersey costs $450 or that accepting one is
the worst crime ever perpetrated by a
prep basketball player in Ohio.
No one has ever treated James fairly.
Why start now?

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An OHSAA bylaw states that a player
is forbidden from "capitalizing on athlet-
ic fame by receiving money or gifts of
monetary value" over $100.
Never mind how impossible that law
is to enforce, the real story lies in the
bylaws that don't exist.
The OHSAA had no rules that pre-
vent "The Scholastic Fantastic LeBron
James Tour" from making stops in Cali-
fornia, New Jersey and North Carolina.
Nowhere in the bylaws is there a pro-
vision that halts pay-per-view deals or
limos to take King James to one of
many college arenas. His high school
charged tens of thousands of dollars in
appearance fees for each game. The list
goes on and on.
The professionalization of high
school and college sports is nothing new,
but steps can be taken to prevent another
school from using an athlete for money
the way St. Vincent-St. Mary's has.
If Muscaro is really interested in pre-
serving some variant of "fairness" or
"amateurism," he should address the real
issues that caused this
ig James issue to blow up in the
s week, the first place: Travel. Tele-
e equivalent vision. Money.
I Capone a In Michigan, games
cannot be aired on live
ticket. national television and
teams are not allowed to travel more
than 300 miles one way.
By declaring James ineligible this
week, the OHSAA did the equivalent of
issuing Al Capone a parking ticket.
Flying around the country and airing
games live on ESPN did more to tip the
scales in favor of St. Vincent-St. Mary's
than 10,000 "throwback" jerseys ever
could. Instead of looking to solve the
core problems it faced, the OHSAA
merely followed its overly simplistic and
arbitrary rules with blind vindictiveness.
The OHSAA did nothing to discour-
age future phenoms from coming to
Ohio and bastardizing amateurism again.
It did nothing to prevent parents from
being forced to drop $50 to see their
child play on Friday night. All it really
did was bring undo attention to itself.
There are no heros in this story; no
victims either. I don't feel James' pain; I
don't admire Muscaro's actions.
If either of these characters want my
sympathy, they know where to find it.

Blue overcoming injury

By Daniel Bremmer
Daily Sports Writer

EAST LANSING - The Wolver-
ines have been banged up all season,
but they're closer to being healthy now
than they've been in the last few weeks.
After missing all of last season due
to a staph infection, fifth-year senior
Raina Goodlow is
nearly back to full BASKETBALL
strength. Goodlow
averaged 5.7 points Notebook
per game for the
season before breaking out on Thurs-
day night with 15 points on 7-of-9
shooting.
"I'm definitely getting there," Good-
low said. "I just have to work on my
stamina. I'm still not 100 percent, but
I'm getting there."
During the first half against Michi-
gan State, Goodlow was on fire from
the right corner, connecting on all four
of her jumpers from 15 feet. Michigan
coach Sue Guevara expects Goodlow to
continue to provide her team with a
spark.
"Raina has come back with a hungri-
ness, a sense of urgency," Guevara said.
"She wants to help this team accom-
plish more than last year's did."
Another Michigan starter recovering
from injury is junior Jennifer Smith.
Smith averaged 20 points and 12
rebounds over Michigan's first four
games before being sidelined with a
knee injury for five contests. After re-

entering the starting lineup on Jan. 5
vs. Illinois, Smith has led the Wolver-
ines in scoring, averaging 12.4 points
and is second in rebounding with 6.6
boards per game.
"She's coming back," Guevara said
of Smith's recovery. "I would say that
today, we are closer to that post pres-
ence than we were three weeks ago."
DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME: Dur-
ing the final seven minutes of its loss to
Michigan State on Thursday, Michigan
failed to score while turning the ball
over five times. The result was a two-
point gap turning into a 17-point
canyon as the Wolverines fell to the
Spartans 73-56.
"The last six minutes we just could-
n't buy a basket," Guevara said. "We
just could not get any kind of penetra-
tion off our dribble drive, and then
defensively we broke down."
Michigan State senior Syretta Brom-
field led the Spartans with a game-high
25 points, including three buckets dur-
ing the Spartans game-ending 15-0 run.
Freshman Julie Bowen - a 47-per-
cent shooter from behind the arc this
season - was Michigan State's marks-
man, hitting on all three of her attempts
from downtown, including a shot-
clock-beating heave in the first half
from a foot inside of the Michigan
bench.
WHITE-OUT: The Breslin Center was
rocking on Thursday night, with over
6,700 in attendance to watch the Spar-
tan victory - the eighth-highest total

in Michigan State women's basketball
history.
"The crowd was awesome," Guevara
said. "I thought it was definitely a sixth
player. It was good basketball. The
crowd was into it, and that's the way it's
supposed to be."
"(The attendance) was 6,000, but it
sounded a lot more like 10,000 to be
honest with you," Michigan State coach
Joanne McCallie said.

Player G
Smith 14
Pool 19
Gandy 19
Bies 19
Reams 17
Goodlow 19
Andrews 18
Hauser-Price 17
Burlin 17
Carney 17
McPhilamy 11

Min
25.6
28.4
31.8
24.5
25.2
16.0
19.4
11.9
14.9
13.9
3.0

A
1.0
1.8
2.0
1.2
1.9
1.2
1.9
0.9
1.7
1.8
0.0

Reb
6.1
7.5
5.0
5.3
2.9
3.0
1.8
0.7
2.0
0.9
0.5

Pts.
14.1
12.0
11.6
11.1
7.7
6.1
4.4
3.8
2.1
1.0
0.9

The Sociology Department and the
American Culture Program present...

BIG TEN STANDINGS

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

Conference Overall
W L W L
8 1 18 5
8 2 18 3
5 2 12 6
5 3 16 3
5 3 14 5
5 4 13 6
4 5 6 14
2 5 11 8
2 6 11 8
2 7 9 10
1 9 6 14

Monday, February 3 " 3:30 P.M.
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room
"Facing Diversity: American Identity
and the New Challenges of
Religious and Cultural Pluralism"
The "cultural work" that ordinary Americans
engage in to make sense of people whose religious
traditions are radically different from their own.
- 3:00 P.M. RECEPTION -
Also, the Morikawa Lectureship presents...
"Christianity in the Third Millennium:
Seven Major Trends"
Sunday, February 2 " 4:00 p.m.
at First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor
For information e-mail tjmcginn@cdcpi.com

Prof Wuthnow is the
Director of Princeton's
Center for the Study of
Religion, Editor-at-Large
of Christian Century
and current President,
Society for the Scientific
Study of Religion.

I

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When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor
Coming off a 78-62 trouncing of Indi-
ana, the Hawkeyes (2-5 Big Ten, 11-8
noverall) will have to travel into Ann

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