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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 12, 2004 - 3B

SATURDAY'S GAM

Indiana
Michigan

59
65

Indiana (59)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Branson 23 2-2 0-0 1-2 2 2 4
DeMuth 32 7-16 5-6 1-6 0 5 19
McKay 24 4-8 2-2 3-9 0 5 10
Valentin 35 5-12 0-0 0-5 3 3 11
Enterline 28 2-7 0-0 0-0 1 0 4
Hawkins 21 1-7 3-5 4-8 0 4 5
Stephenson 13 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 0
Boyd 12 2-3 0-0 0-1 0 2 6
Smith 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
Williams 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
S Totals 200 23.61 10.1310-32 8 23 59
FG%:.377. F7%: 769.3oint FG: 3-12, .250 (Boyd
2-3, Valentin 1-5, DeMuth 0-1, Enterline 0-1,
Stephenson 0-1, Williams 0-1. Blocks: 6 (McKay 3,
Hawkins 2, Branson). Steals: 4 (DeMuth 2, Hawkins,
Valentin). Tumovers: 15 (Enterline 5, DeMuth 3,
Valentin 3, McKay 2, Boyd, Stephenson). Technical
Fouls: none.
MICHIGAN (65k FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Pool 39 5-12 5-6 0-13 4 2 15
Reams 38 0-3 3-6 0.5 2 3 3
Smith 39 10-21 12-12 3-9 0 2 33
Hauser-Price 35 0.1 1-2 0-3 0 2 1
Gandy 36 5-7 2-2 0-1 2 2 13
Helvey 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Andrews 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0
Burlin 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0
McPhilamy 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Carney 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 2045 23-28534 8 14 65
FG%: .444. FT%: .821. 3-point FG: 2-9, .222 (Gandy
1-2, Smith 1-3, Pool 0-3, Reams 0-1). Blocks: 6
(Pool 5, Reams). Steals: 6 (Pool 3, Gandy, Helvey,
Reams). Tumovers: 18 (Gandy 4, Pool 3, Andrews 2,
Reams 2, Smith 2, Hauser-Price, Helvey). Technical
fouls: none.
Indiana......................26 33 - 59
Michigan.. ............33 32- 65
At: Crisler Arena
Attendance: 3,809
BIG TEN STANDINGS

WOMEN
Continued from Page1 B
minutes of play. Michigan would have 7
victory within reach, but then lose K,
by up to 10 points - eating away at4 , x
the self-assurance of the players.
"We really wanted to build confi-.
dence off of this game which meant -
that we needed to get a win," Bur-
nett said.
Although Reams only scored d -
three points, she was a valuable '-y
player behind the scenes.
Going into the game, Burnett3
knew that the Hoosiers' girl to
watch would be DeMuth. DeMuth>
has been averaging 20.3 points per
game for Indiana, close behind
Smith's average 21.5.
Burnett left the defending of
DeMuth to Reams - and the for- -
ward did not let her coach down.:
Reams held the Hoosier forward'
to just seven points in the first half.
DeMuth did end the contest with 19
points, but Reams held her to 7-of-
16 shooting. °
"N iki R eams jus t p lay ed an '
incredible defensive game on ,k't' b
DeMuth," Burnett said.
"We knew any Kathi Bennett- y MX
coached tean, we would have to
outwork ... and I'm really proud of
the kids for what I call the mental
toughness they showed in this v
game." SHUBRA OHRI/Daily
Michigan plays again Thursday Senior Stephanie Gandy charges down the lane against Indiana Saturday.
against Penn State. Gandy was one of three Wolverines to score In double figures, notching 13.
Blue's big three shine in win

J. BRADY MCCOLLOUGH
The SportsMonday Column
n two Big Ten games, Michigan point
guard Daniel Horton has scored a total
of 10 points. To understate things drasti-
cally, he hasn't been himself.
"I'm not frustrated," Horton said after
last night's 59-57 loss to Indiana. "I've been
playing all my life, I'll never get frustrated
with myself. I don't ever get down on
myself, because if I do, I'm the leader and
the point guard of this team, and the team is
going to reflect it if I get down on myself.
"I just have to keep my head up."
As admirable as it was that Horton stood
up for himself, the truth was hard to miss
once the bright lights of the camera were off
him and the recorders stopped rolling. As I
walked out of the Michigan lockerroom, I
snuck a glance over to Horton's locker, and
there he was: his head down, buried in his
long fingers. No tears, but obvious frustra-
tion with what has transpired this season.
Wasn't it just a year ago that the name
Daniel Horton was synonymous with
Michigan basketball's future? That the
droopy-eyed freshman from Texas single-
handedly turned this loser of a program
into a winner? That the No. 4 jersey was
suddenly "in" again?
Wisconsin (Jan. 8, 2003) -About 10
seconds left, Michigan down one, Horton
drives to the hole, puts up a runner ...
GOOD! Seven seconds left... Wisconsin's
Devin Harris goes coast-to-coast, puts it
up, blocked by Horton! Michigan wins!
While that Horton memory is one of my
favorites, there are many others from which
to choose. There's the time he led Michigan
with 17 points in the Wolverines' 60-58 win
over Michigan State. Or how about the time
he dropped 31 in a huge win at Purdue?
Horton was named Big Ten Freshman of
the Year. Tommy Amaker rewarded him with
a new playmate; it had to get old schooling
all the other point guards in practice.
Enter Dion Harris, 2002-03 Mr. Basket-
ball in the state of Michigan. A point guard
with a velvety floor game and a 3-point
stroke that could melt any hoops junkie's
heart, Harris would only elevate Horton's
game to the next level. Nothing like a little
competition to stir up a competitor, right?
But at the halfway point of the season, it
seems that Harris is getting more out of
their one-on-one battles in practice.
In last night's game, Horton scored his

DH Sr vs. DH Jr the most
intriguing subplot of season

first point on a free throw 30 minutes into
the game. He finished with seven points in
39 minutes, going 3-for-13 from the field
and 0-for-6 from behind the arc. Harris
played 31 minutes and was instant offense
off the bench, scoring 15 points on 6-for-l I
from the field and 3-for-6 from 3-point land.
Amaker put Harris in the game before the
under 16-minute timeout in each half, show-
ing the confidence he's gained in the quiet
kid who's anything but that on the court.
Michigan's blowout win over Northwest-
ern Wednesday night was similar to Indi-
ana, with Harris putting up 13 points,
Horton just three.
The last two games haven't been a total
microcosm of Horton's season, but his first
13 games have added heavy evidence to that
whole "sophomore slump" theory. The line
on Horton: 11.5 points per game and an
assist-to-turnover ratio of 39/45 (ouch!). The
line on Harris: 10.4 points per game and an
assist-to-turnover ratio of one (28/28). Har-
ris is shooting eight percent better than Hor-
ton from the field and from 3-point land.
No one in Crisler Arena will admit Hor-
ton is struggling or is playing any different-
ly than last season. But can Amaker be
happy with Horton's assist-to-turnover
ratio? That's a pretty crucial part of judging
a point guard's performance.
Horton was put in a tough spot the
minute Harris stepped on campus this fall.
Everyone expected Horton to equal if not
better his performance from last season. He
was named to the Preseason All-Big Ten
first team. And without a player of Harris'
caliber behind him, there wouldn't be as
much pressure on Horton.
Now, every Horton miss and Harris
make (both of which are becoming more
frequent) brings the same question to mind:
Is Horton Michigan's best point guard?
Last night, because of Indiana's small
lineup, Harris and Horton shared the court
for 30 minutes (against traditional Big Ten
frontcourts, Amaker won't have that luxury).
While Harris was one of the night's only
bright spots, Horton admittedly forced bad
shots and contributed to what Amaker
called an individualistic team. He was short
on a few shots, airballed one and missed an
open three with about 20 seconds left and
his team down by two. That's a shot the
Horton of old drains with ice in his veins.
"You can't just stop shooting," Horton
said, "especially when you've been suc-
cessful in the past."
Horton's got 14 Big Ten games to keep
shooting.
So does Harris.
J Brady McCollough can be reached at
bradymcc@umich.edu.

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

Big Ten
W L Pct.
4 0 1.000
3 0 1.000
2 1. .667
2 1 .667
1 1 .500
1 2 .333
1 2 .333
1 2 .333
1 2 .333
0 2 .000
0 3 .000

Overall
W L Pct.
11 3 .786
14 0 1.000
12 2 .857
9 7 .563
9 4 .692
10 3 .769
8 6 .571
7 7 .500
7 7 .500
7 6 .538
5 7 .417

By Josh Holman
Daily Sports Writer

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tomorrow
Illinois at WISCONSIN
Thursday, Jan. 15
Illinois at MINNESOTA
Indiana at IOWA
Michigan State at OHIO STATE
Northwestern at PURDUE
Penn State at MICHIGAN
Sunday, Jan. 18
Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE
Illinois at PENN STATE
Mnnesota at PURDUE
Northwestern at INDIANA
Wisconsin at IOWA
Thursday, Jan. 22
Indiana at ILLINOIS
Michigan at WISCONSIN
Michigan State at NORTHWESTERN
Minnesota at PENN STATE
Purdue at OHIO STATE

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Most teams hand out an MVP
award at the end of the year to the
player they depend on most. At the
close of its 2003-04 campaign, Michi-
gan's women's basketball team may
have to give out an MV3.
Coming into Saturday's game
against Indiana, Stephanie Gandy,
Tabitha Pool and Jennifer Smith had
accounted for-71 percent of the
Wolverines' scoring this year. But in
Michigan's 65-59 win over the
Hoosiers on Saturday, the MV3
increased that share, scoring a com-
bined 61 points - an astounding 94
percent of the scoring.
"I think we just took the open shots
today," Gandy said. "We all did a good
job of getting open, and our team-
mates did a good job of getting us the
ball where we could score."
The three Wolverines were the only
ones to sink a field goal for Michigan.
The other two scorers, junior Sierra

Hauser-Price and sophomore Niki
Reams, scored one and three points,
respectively - all on free throws.
"We want to get a lot of opportuni-
ties for four players," Michigan coach
Cheryl Burnett said, referring to
Gandy, Pool, Reams and Smith. "It
doesn't always mean they are getting
all the shots. Let's distribute then and
find some places for other people to
score. But the win is much more
important than any individual score."
Burnett may not have planned to
center so much of her team's success
on three players, but that's what has
happened. Not only are they Michi-
gan's scoring leaders, they've
emerged as the team's emotional
leaders. If one is off her game and the
other two can't respond, the rest of
the team is affected.
"I feel that Jen, Gandy and I are the
type of people that have to step up in
certain situations and in every game,"
Pool said. "If one person's not having a
good game, then somebody else has to
step up. I feel like we're a team, all

three of us."
All three brought their best game to
the table on Saturday. Pool was all over
the court, piling up the stat sheet with
13 rebounds, four assists, five blocks
and three steals - all team highs. The
junior also threw in 15 points.
"I feel like I did play a complete
game today," Pool said. "I gave my
teammates the ball and set screens to
get a teammate open. I felt like I
played a good game."
At times, it seemed like the MV3
was coordinating its attacks. Gandy
scored 11 of her 13 points in the first
20 minutes, guiding Michigan to a
seven-point lead at the half, while her
fellow senior Smith picked up the
slack in the second half, scoring 20 of
her game-high 33 points.
Such a lack of point distribution
could be a problem in the future, but
only if one part of the MV3 stops scor-
ing. If it keeps playing like it did this
weekend, Michigan may have to
change the name of one of its postsea-
son awards.

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