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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 11

Series with Blue Devils may come to an end

By Naweed Sikora
Daily Sports Editor
Prior to taking his team down to
Duke this weekend, Michigan coach
Tommy Amaker was asked if he
wanted the Wolverines to eventually
adopt a style similar to how the
Blue Devils play and win.
"I think most people would like
to emulate them," Amaker said.
But can Michigan work toward
emulating Duke if the teams no
longer play each other?
A Michigan Athletic department
release dated May 23, 2000 said that
the rivalry between Duke and Michi-
gan was to be extended for four
years, meaning that the teams would
play each other next year, and the
year after that. The games are sched-
uled for Dec. 13, 2003 in Ann Arbor,
and Dec. 11, 2004 at Duke.
But at this weekend's game, Duke
coach Mike Krzyzewski joked that

as far as he knew, his contract said
the teams would not be playing any-
more. He added that if the contract
extends through 2004, they would
play those games as scheduled.
Since Amaker, who played at
Duke from 1984-87, became the
head coach at Michigan last season,
his mentor no longer wanted to con-
tinue the series. Krzyzewski doesn't
like coaching against his former
players and assistant coaches, and
Amaker is no exception.
"I coached against (Tommy
Amaker) last year," Krzyzewski
said. "I'd rather not play against
guys who have been on my staff or
who have been on my team. I don't
see where it's a lot of fun."
Michigan Associate Athletic Direc-
tor Warde Manuel, who is in charge
of scheduling, said that it would be
possible to cancel the remaining two
years on the contract if both schools'
athletic directors and coaches agree to

it, but he has heard nothing on the
topic from anyone.
"As of now, these games are con-
tracted and they will be played,"
Manuel said. "I don't know if
they've had discussions about can-
celing them."
Meanwhile, on the other side,
Amaker said he wasn't sure if he
wants to continue the series in the
upcoming seasons. While he still
views Krzyzewski as his guide and
teacher, he must decide whether
playing Duke while Michigan is in
the rebuilding process is the best
thing for the Wolverines.
The series, which was renewed in
1989, was competitive and exciting
for several years, with Michigan
even holding the edge during the
mid-'90s. But since 1997, Duke has
won five straight, and has even
embarrassed the program with sev-
eral long early-game scoring runs.
But the series does serve as a

Who: Michigan (0-6overall) vs. Bowling Green
(2-1 Mid-American Conference, 2-2 overall)
When: 7:05 p.m.
Latest: Michigan, the only 0-6 team in NCAA
Division I college basketball, will look to
avenge the Falcons'victory last year.
highlight each year on the Wolver-
ines nonconference schedule, which
is mostly made up of games against
smaller teams with much less
national prominence. And if the
Wolverines do improve in the next
few years with their highly touted
recruiting classes, this game would
be a valuable challenge and an asset.
Tonight, Michigan will attempt to
get its first win of the season as it
takes on Bowling Green (2-2) at
home. The Falcons are coming off a
two-point road loss to Northwestern.

Icers hope to reclaim GLI's MacInnes trophy

Sophomore Tabitha Pool led all Michigan forwards with 15 points last night in the
Wolverines' 96-65 victory over Oakland.
orner coac s to
old teamin 'M' win

By Gennaro Filice
Daily Sports Writer

ROCHESTER - Last season,
Eileen Shea-Hilliard stood on the
Michigan sideline as an assistant
coach under the tutelage of Wolver-
ines head
coach Sue . MICHIGAN 96
Last night, OAKLAND 65
S h e a -
Hilliard held a spot on the sideline,
but she was nowhere near Guevara;
Shea-Hilliard stood across the way
as the head coach of the Oakland
Golden Grizzlies. Shea-Hilliard has
been away from the Wolverines ever
since she took the job at Oakland on
Nov. 4, but still has trouble separat-
ing herself from the Maize and Blue.
"I had one time when I looked out
there and I was like, 'wait ...
black!"' Shea-Hilliard said. "When I
turned to look toward a free throw at
the other end, my eyes picked up
Michigan. It took me a minute."
Unfortunately for the ex-Wolver-
ines assistant, that case of mistaken
identity was the least of her prob-
lems as Michigan (6-1) slaughtered
her Golden Grizzlies, 96-65.
Although the final score of the
game dictated a Michigan blowout,
the first 15 minutes were far from
one-sided. Michigan quickly jumped
out to a 10-4 lead at 16:35 in the
Reams 30 7-12 4-5 2-7 2 3 19
Gandy 33 1018 0-0 7-8, 2 3 21
Bies 22 2-3 4-4 01 0 4 8
Pool 25 6-12 2-4 0-5 1 1 15
SBurlin 31 4-6 0-0 03 4 2 11
Cortis 30-2 0-0 1-1 0 1 0
Andrews 12 13 GO 0-1 2 0 2
Hauser-Price 14 4-5 11 12 2 1 9
Carney 9 02 0-0 1-3 0 3 0
Goodlow 18 2-7 3-3 2-7 0 1 7
McPhiiamy 3 2-2 0-0 00 0 0 4
Totals 200 38-72 14-17 16431319 96
4FG%: .528. FT%: 824. 3polt F: 6-15, .400
(Burlin 3-5, Pool 1-2, Reams 1-3, Gandv 1-3, Cortis
41, Carney 0-11. Blocks: 4 (Goodlow2,Reams,
Gandy, Pool) Steals: 12 (Burlin 3, Hauser-Price 3,
Reams 2 cPhillamy 2, Pool Goodlow). Turnovers:
11 (Gandy 2, Bies 2ePool 2, Goodlow 2, Hauser-
Price, Burlin, Reams). Technical fouls: none.
Oakland (65)
Batcha 36 2-4 2-3 39 1 4 6
Wilson 33 -13 1-1 00 2 1 21
Clint 30 4-12 2-2 1-3 3 3 10
MacApie 27 11 0-1 0-5 2 1 2
Wolfe 36 1-12 4-4 0-1 4 3 7
Hafeli 22 4-10 7-7 1-2 1 2 17
Holenka 1 00 40-0G0- 0 0 0
Tully 6 01 GO0-0 1 0 1 0
Bieszki 3 0-0 0-0 0- 0 0 0
Liebau 1 G0-0 O0-0.1 0 0 0
Lonlser 5 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0 2
Totals 200 20-53 120 8-27 13 15 65
FG%: .377. FT%: .900. 3point FG: 7-21,333 (Wilson
4-7, Hafeli 2-6, Wolfe 15, Clint 0-3). Blocks: 4
I(Batcha 2, Clint. Hafeli). Steals 7 (Clint 3 Batcha,
MacAl pine, Wolfe, Hafeli). Turnovers: 20 (lint 5,
* Wolfe 5, MacAlpine 2, Hafeli 2, Liebau 2, Batca, Wil-
son, Bieszki, Longer). Technical fouls: none.
Michigan .........................51 45 - 96
Oakland...........................39 26 - 65
At: 'Orena, Rochester
Attendance: 655
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first half with the help of two three-
pointers from freshman Mia Burlin.
But Oakland (2-4) charged back
with a 21-4 run. Trailing 25-14,
Guevara kept her team calm by
preaching hard play at both ends of
the floor.
"We talked a lot about defense,"
Guevara said. "I didn't think there
was any reason to panic. I was a tad
bit upset because of our defense.
Sometimes it's just a matter of ques-
tioning, 'Where's your heart?"'
The Wolverines responded by fin-
ishing off the first half with near
perfection. Michigan dominated
Oakland in these five minutes with a
19-0 tear.
"(During the run) our defense was
very good, and I think that we did a
better job of attacking the basket,"
Guevara said.
Michigan entered the lockerroom
with a commanding 51-39 lead at
the half.
Riding the momentum from the
end of the first half, Michigan rolled
through the final 20 minutes.
Junior Stephanie Gandy paced the
Wolverines with 21 points and eight
rebounds, while freshman Niki
Reams had a breakout performance
by adding 19 points and seven
boards. Guevara credits the duo's
success to some practice motivation.
"To be honest with you, I threat-
ened them," Guevara said. "I threat-
ened them yesterday in practice that
if they did not attack the basket, if
they didn't take that ball below the
free-throw line, I was going to sit
them. I told them both this because
both these kids are very good at
dribble driving, both of them have
very good steps and they're aggres-
Sophomore Tabitha Pool and
Burlin each contributed solid offen-
sive efforts with 15 and 11 points,
respectively. Sophomore Sierra
Hauser-Price also added a season-
high nine points off the bench.
Michigan played its third game
without center Jennifer Smith, who
led the Wolverines in scoring (20)
and rebounding (7.3) per game in
the first four games of the season.

By Bob Hunt
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan hockey team has won a lot of
championships over the past five seasons. Since
1996-97, the Wolverines have won two CCHA
regular season titles, two CCHA Tournament
Championships and an NCAA Championship.
But one thing has been out of the Wolverines'
grasp - the John A. MacInnes tro-
phy, which is awarded to the winner
of the Great Lakes Invitational. JOE Lou
"It's still on our goal board," wot: Great
Michigan coach Red Berenson said. tional
"But it's getting harder every year." when:7:05p
Michigan will get another shot 1:35 p.m. or
when it enters the event for the 33rd Dec. 29
time on the weekend of Dec. 28 at Latest: After
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. the late 80s
The Wolverines will play strug- the wolverin
gling Michigan Tech in the second wontheGLU
semifinal on Dec. 28 after Michigan
State faces Boston University in the first
matchup of the evening. The following after-
noon, Michigan will play in either the champi-
onship or third-place game against either the
Spartans or the Eagles.
The Great Lakes Invitational was created 38
years ago to create more exposure for American-
born players attempting to play in the National
Hockey League. Its founders believed that creat-
ing a tournament that would generate interest
from NHL scouts would do a lot toward achiev-
ing that goal.
Michigan started competing in the GLI one

t Lakes Invita-
p.m. Dec. 28;
r 5:05 p.m.
dominating in
and early 90s,
es have not
since 1996.

year after i's 1965 inauguration and has played in
the event every year since 1974.
The Wolverines dominated the event in the late
'80s and early '90s - winning nine-straight from
1988 to 1996 - yet have not won the holiday
tournament since. In the last two years, Michigan
has failed to make it to the championship game,
losing to Michigan Tech in 2000 and North Dako-
ta in overtime last year. But in both of those sea-

the second straight year the two forwards repre-
sent the United States. But their absence will
deplete an offense that struggled to put the puck
in the net, when Michigan was swept by North-
ern Michigan last weekend.

sons Michigan rebounded to make
the NCAA Frozen Four.
"We have to build on it or we have to
respond to not winning it," Berenson
said. "That's what we've tried to do at
Michigan whether we've got an injury
or we've had players missing is that we
say, 'let's turn this into a positive."'
Against Michigan Tech, the
Wolverines will try to avoid being
shut out of the GLI final for the
third straight season, something that
has never happened under Berenson.

The Huskies enter the game winless in eight
Western Collegiate Hockey Association games,
although they did record two ties. Michigan
Tech's only two wins of the season came in
noconference affairs against St. Lawrence and
Wayne State, who sit near the bottom of the East
Coast Athletic Conference and College Hockey
America, respectively.
But the 10th-ranked Wolverines will not be at
full strength because top scorer Dwight Helmi-
nen and offensive force Eric Nystrom will be
playing in the World Junior Championships in
Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia. This will be

Brandon Kaleniecki and the Wolverines will face Michigan
Tech in the first round of the Great Lakes Invitational.

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