The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 31, 2005 - 5B
WHAT DID YOU SAY?
"It's good to see Purdue get
(its) first Big Ten win."
- Michigan coach Tommy
Amaker after yesterday's 84-
55 loss to the Boilermakers.
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
The forward punished Michigan
on the scoreboard and the glass,
leading all players with 21 points
and eight rebounds.
31 minutes and was
only effective starter,
points on 5-for-10
Keady happy to finally
be out of Big Ten cellar
By Brian Schick
Daily Sports Writer
WEST LAFAYETIE - As Michigan can attest, don't judge
a team by its record.
Purdue was 4-13 overall and winless in the Big Ten heading
into yesterday's game against the Wolverines, but its record didn't
reflect how competitive the Boilermakers have been throughout
this season. Purdue had played the top three teams in the Big Ten
- Illinois, Michigan State and Wisconsin - and lost each game
by single digits.
Purdue coach Gene Keady is in his last season after 25 years at
Purdue, and this season has not been going as he anticipated. But
he was relieved after yesterday's 84-55 win over Michigan gave
the Boilermakers their first win in the Big Ten.
"I'll be honest," Keady said. "I wasn't sure if we were going to
win another game (this season). I'm happy to get this win, as we're
not in the cellar any longer."
A team that has been near the bottom of most statistical catego-
ries in the Big Ten this year, Purdue exploded for its second-high-
est offensive output of the season. The Boilermakers were led by
David Teague, who had a career high 14 points on 6-for-8 shoot-
ing. The junior hadn't scored in double figures since a 17-point
game against Illinois on Jan. 8.
"Our backs were against the wall at 0-6, and something had to
give," Keifer said. "I think we took them out of their game, and
that was key."
Keifer wasn't the only player who was able to find good shots
against Michigan's defense. The Boilermakers shot 52 percent
from the floor and 43 percent from behind the arc. Three other
Purdue starters finished with double figures in points: Carl Landry
with 19, Brandon McKnight with 18 and Teague with 14.
"I thought Purdue battled together very well throughout the
entire game," Michigan coach Tommy Amaker said. "It's good to
see Purdue get their first Big Ten win."
The Boilermakers' win was helped dramatically by their ability
to draw fouls and make free throws. Purdue went to the charity
stripe 36 times and hit 28 foul shots - good for 78 percent as a
team. McKnight was a perfect 8-for-8 and Keifer went 9-for-10.
Michigan went to the line 18 times and hit just nine free throws.
Purdue controlled almost every aspect of the game. The Boiler-
makers were fierce on the glass, grabbing 36 rebounds, including
11 on the offensive end. Purdue had more defensive rebounds (25)
than Michigan's total rebounds (24). In addition, the Boilermakers
distributed the ball very well, dishing out 20 assists with just 12
"Everyone knows we're a good team," Landry said. "Every
team we've played, we played close. We just clicked today."
200 21-539-189-241123 55
FG%: 39.6 FT%: 50.0 3-.point FG: 4-15,
.267 (Hunter 2-3, Harris 2-8, Andrews
0-1, Coleman 0-1, Harrell 0-1, Wohi 0-
1). Blocks: 5 (Sims 3, Hunter 1, Petway
1). Steals: 3 (Andrews, Bell, Harrell).
Turnovers: 12 (Wohi 3, Harris 2, Sims 2,
Andrews, Bell, Brown, Petway, TEAM).
Technical fouls: Petway.
SPARKS OFF THlE BENCH?
Yesterday's contestant Pudue turned out to be a frg one for Wolverine walk-.ons Michilgans bench usuaIVy out-~
scores that of its opponets, but rarely does it have as critical a role as it di n eseray.Here is a brcakdm8wi of how
the reserve players stacked up
f Sherrod Barrel], Johni Andews,, Dai Wohl and Ashtytn Bell combined for 46 minutes ofplaying time. in the second
half while typical starters Courtne Sims, RonColeman and D iHarris spent a total of 161 minutes on the floor.
* Wol, a 5-foot-l I.guard, grabb~ed faux defensive rebou~nds, two more than Sim.swho is a foot taller.
f The aforemnentioned quintet of walk~ons also notched si\ asists, while the trio of starters' logged jut thce
f Andrews, Bell and Harrell each had one steal - which is on~e more than aiwonie else on the team could trnua;e.
200 25-4828-36 11-36202284
FG%: 52.1 FT%: 77.8 3-point FG: 6-14,
.429 (Teague 3-7, McKnight 2-4, Price
1-1, Ford 0-1, Hartley 0-1). Blocks: 3
(Ware 2, Landry) Steals: 5 (Teague 2,
Kiefer, Landry, McKnight). Turnovers: 12
(Landry 4, Carroll, Davis, Ford, Liddell,
McKnight, Price, Teague, TEAM). Techni-
cal fouls: None.
Michigan.................. 26 29 - 55
Purdue..........42 42 - 84
Purdue coach Gene Keady helped end Purdue's six-game losing streak yesterday,
putting a stop to the longest string of losses in his 25-year career in West Lafayette.
Blue rises Hortod
leadership on court
At: Mackey Arena
By Eric Ambinder
Daily Sports Editor
WEST LAFAYETTE - Michigan
guard Daniel Horton remains suspend-
ed indefinitely after being arraigned
on domestic assault charges on Jan. 24.
While Horton is legally
allowed to travel with
the team, he was not on
the sidelines yesterday
when Michigan played
"We miss him bad,"
guard Dion Harris said.
"He's one of the older guys on the team.
Certainly, he's competed his three years
of being here, so we miss him a lot."
Harris said he had no idea when
Horton will return to the team. How-
ever, the sophomore wasn't sure
whether or not Horton's play would
have even made a difference against
"The bottom line is, with or without
Daniel, we could have kept this game
closer than it was by coming out here
and being tough," Harris said.
But without Horton - who leads
the Wolverines in assists per game (4.1)
- Harris has had trouble finding open
shots. During the seven games that Hor-
ton has missed this season, Harris has
shot just .333 from the field.
Not surprisingly the sophomore strug-
gled to find a rhythm in the first half,
shooting just 2-for-l1. Harris admitted
that he was forcing some shots early in
an attempt to jumpstart his team.
Yesterday, Michigan had just 11
assists - its third-lowest output of the
season - while committing 12 turn-
"I think they missed Horton a lot with
his ball handling and his expertise of scor-
ing," Purdue coach Gene Keady said.
THE OTHER COACH K: Michigan coach
Continued from page 1B
But now it appears that the pro-
gram has begun to slide backwards
by not living up to expectations this
year and, at times, not looking like
Amaker's players are giving 100 per-
cent at all times. This has nothing to
do with making the NCAA Tourna-
ment this season - I'll grant him
a pass because of the injuries this
season. But to have his team come
out flat in a winnable road game is
With nine games left on its regu-
lar season schedule, Michigan and
the coaching staff can prove what
it wants to do with this season:
Tommy Amaker played under Keady on
the 1991 Pan Am Games team that won
a bronze medal.
"I still refer to him as 'coach Keady,"
Amaker said. "It's always been an
honor for me to have a chance to play
Keady will retire after the end of
this season - his 25th as Purdue's
head coach - and assistant coach Matt
Painter will replace him next season.
The legendary coach said that he has
been disappointed with the way his
coaching career may come to an end.
The Boilermakers are just 1-7 in con-
ference play this season. He joked that
other teams are getting back at him and
his team for years of success in West
"Why am I getting paid back all in
one year?" Keady said. "It's just one
of those things that quirked in life that
happens with good kids and good atti-
tudes. They are going to turn it around
and keep it going I hope."
Keady, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and
Eastern Illinois's Rick Samuels are all
tied for the second-longest coaching
tenure in the nation with one school.
Syracuse's Jim Boeheim has coached
the Orange for 29 years.
NOTES: Michigan converted just
9-of-18 free throw attempts against
the Boilermakers yesterday. Purdue
converted on 28-of-36. Both teams
combined for 45 fouls ... The Wol-
verines were out rebounded 36-to-
24. Purdue was ninth in the Big Ten
in rebounding margin (-1.2) coming
into the game ... The Boilermakers
came into the game knocking down
just 41.4 percent of their shots this
season. They connected on 52 per-
cent of their shots against Michigan.
Keady is 29-29 all-time against the
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Big Ten Overall
The Wolverines have suffered two tough losses since junior standout Daniel Horton was suspended.
Continued from page 1B
Up 42-26 at halftime, Purdue was
the clear aggressor in the first half. The
Boilermakers got to the line 15 times to
Michigan's four and out rebounded the
Wolverines 17 to 12. Michigan's 5-foot-
11 guard Dani Wohl led the Wolverines
with three rebounds at halftime.
Sophomore Brent Petway picked
up two quick fouls early in the game
and forward Chris Hunter sat for most
of the first half with a leg injury. The
duo combined for just eight minutes
before intermission. With the bulk
of Michigan's interior defense on the
bench, Purdue forward Matt Kiefer
Kiefer - who averages 10.3 points
per game - dropped 13 points before
halftime. The forward went 5-for-5
from the field and converted on all
three of his free throw attempts. The
junior finished with a game-high 21
points and grabbed eight rebounds.
"He was just active around the
basket," Sims said about Kiefer's
first-half performance. "That's really
all that I can remember."
The Wolverines had trailed by just
four, 25-21, with a little over five
minutes remaining in the first half.
But the Boilermakers went on a 17-5
run to close the half, capped by a 3-
pointer by David Teague as the first-
half clock expired.
Purdue opened the second half
with a 15-5 run. Keady called that
span a "killer" for the Wolverines, as
the Boilermakers put together three
consecutive 3-pointers by Teague,
forward Carl Landry and Kiefer.
The Boilermakers came into the
game ninth in the Big Ten in scoring
offense. Their 84-point outburst was
their largest Big Ten scoring output
of the season.
"We were completely beaten -
there is no other way of saying it,"
Amaker said. "You got to give (Pur-
due) credit for playing the way that
they did - not hanging their heads,
being in the situation they have been
in. Having that kind of energy and
execution was tremendous. Certain-
ly, we thought we were playing for
some of the same things in differ-
ent ways. Losing on the road in this
manner is very difficult."
THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS:
PURDUE 84, Michigan 55
IOWA 72, Indiana 57
MICHIGAN STATE 92. Oakland 75
Wisconsin 76, PENN STATE 50
Ohio State 65. NORTHWESTERN 52
Illinois at Michigan State
Penn State at Indiana 6 p.m.
Northwestern at Wisconsin 7 p.m.
Purdue at Ohio State 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Michigan 8 p.m.
Wisconsin at Minnesota
Michigan at Ohio State
Michigan State at Iowa
Purdue at Northwestern
AP TOP 25
Week 11 (Jan. 24 - Jan. 30)
3. North Carolina
5. Wake Forest
8. Boston College
9. Oklahoma State
15. Michigan State
beat Minnesota, 89-66
beat Virginia 100-65
beat Virginia, 110-76
lost to Pittsburgh, 76-69
beat Miami, 94-82
beat Texas, 90-65
beat Arkansas 68-67
beat Georgetown, 64-49
lost to Oklahoma, 67-57
beat Arizona State, 79-70
lost to Washington State, 70-63
beat Tulane, 105-69
lost to Iowa State, 74-66
beat Georgia 75-47
beat Oakland 92-75
lost to Kansas, 90-65
The margin of difference in
yesterday's rebounding battle.
Purdue controlled the boards
with 36 rebounds in comparison
to Michigan's 24 boards.
The Golden Gophers have taken on the role as
the upstart team in the conference, currently sit-
ting at fourth place in the Big Ten standings with
a 4-3 record. Their performance has been quite
a surprise, considering they were the worst team
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