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C-HOOP.....Sa 1/31/09
Posted on: 01-31-2009

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@ W. LAFAYETTE, IN:     Michigan held a slim 1-P
margin after a low-scoring 1st-H at 26-25, but
the Wolverines were overwhelmed after the
intermission and lost a Saturday men's hoops
matinee at Purdue, 67-49.
    The #16 nationally ranked Boilermakers had a
2nd-H run of 27-7 to blow the game open at 54-36
by just past the mid-point of the second stanza.
    Michigan was outscored 40-20 after Manny Harris
(5-P) was ejected early in the 2nd-H for elbowing
Boilermaker Chris Kramer in the nose. UM was already without Zack Novak who was
serving a one game suspension for a flagrant elbow in this week's loss to Ohio State.
    However, Purdue was undermanned too, playing without PG Lewis Jackson who
was sidelined by a concussion. Kramer (7-P), who suffered a possible broken nose, did
return to the game wearing a face guard once his nose stopped bleeding.  
    E'Twaun Moore was game-high for Purdue with 17-P. Robbie Hummel added 13-P and
JaJuan Johnson 11-P.
    DeShawn Sims and Jevon Sheppard both scored 10-P for UofM.
    Purdue improved to 17-4 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten. The Boilermakers are 17-0
when holding their foes under 64-P.
     Michigan is now at 14-8 and 4-6. The Wolverines have lost five of six overall and four
consecutive conference road contests.


UM H-COACH JOHN BEILEIN:   "[The ref] thought Manny threw his elbow into
Kramer's nose. I argued that he was just transferring his position. Kramer is
such a great defender and plays on people so tightly, but Manny was just trying
to transfer his position."

PURDUE GD CHRIS KRAMER:   "I was out, then I woke up and there was a pool of
blood around me... We don't retaliate, we just get 'Ws'."

PURDUE H-COACH MATT PAINTER:   "I told our guys at halftime that this was a
gut-check game. We've been in tough, pressure situations before, and I'm proud
of my guys."


@ MATTHAEI BLG GYM:     Cole Moore made a layup with 3.5-sec to play to
give Ashland a 60-58 men's basketball victory at Wayne State Saturday afternoon.
    The WSU defenders held Ashland scoreless for more than six and a half minutes
down the stretch to erase a 7-P defecit and tie the game at 58-all before Moore's
winning bucket.
    Kale Richardson was game-high for the Eagles with 24-P and Tyler Rosenberger
added 16-P. Moore had 8-P with a game-high 8-RB.
    Shane Lawal was the only Warrior in double figures with 20-P. Jerry Oden was
next best with 9-P.
    Wayne fell for the fourth time in five games to go to 7-11 on the season including
5-9 in GLIAC action. Ashland evened its records at 9-9 and 7-7.


@ YOUNGSTOWN, OH:     The Detroit Titans had to go to overtime to finally get their
first Horizon LGE men's basketball win in 11 tries Saturday night, 68-64 at Youngstown
    UDM let a 4-P lead slip away over the final 28-sec of regulation when Eulis Stephens
made his first, but missed his second free throw. Vytas Sulskis of Y-State hit a pair
of free throws with 22-sec to play and also sank a layup with 12-sec remaining to tie the
game at 55. Mikko Niemi of the Penguins missed a long 3-ball try at the buzzer and the
Titans had new life.
    Stephens' (7-P) jumper gave Detroit the first basket of overtime and Ryan Janer's
3-ball (for half of his 6-P) put the Titans on top to stay 60-57 with 2:42 left in the
extra period. Thomas Kennedy and Woody Payne both had 4-P in the final 55-sec of
the OT. UDM outscored Youngstown 13-9 in overtime.  
    Kennedy had a rough start to the night with a turnover just 10-sec into the
contest, but scored a game-high 24-P. Payne added 16-P and Chris Hayes 11-P with
a game-high 9-RB.
    Sulskis came off the bench to lead Youngstown with 15-P. Starters Tom Parks and
Jack Liles added 13-P & 12-P respectively.
    Both teams are now 6-15 overall. Detroit is 1-10 in the HL while Youngstown is 3-8.


@ BROOKINGS, SD:     Oakand fell to 0-2 on its Badlands road trip with a
74-68 overtime loss Saturday night at South Dakota State.
    The Jackrabbits rallied from an 11-P (35-24) halftime defecit to tie the
game 64-all at the end of regulation, then Anthony Cordova scored the first
four points of the overtime to put SDSU ahead to stay. South Dakota State
outscored OU 10-4 in the extra frame.
    Both teams missed a chance to win in regulation. Oakland's Johnathon
Jones tied the contest at 64 on a layup with 7-sec left, was fouled on the play
by SDSU's Clint Sargent, but missed the free throw chance for a go-ahead
3-point play. Sargent then missed a buzzer jumper to end the 2nd-H.        
    Sargent led the winners with 17-P. Cordova and Kai Williams each scored
15-P with Williams pulling down a game-high 17-RB. Griffan Callihan added 13-P.
    Keith Benson had a game-high 18-P and also grabbed 15-RB for the Golden
Grizzlies. Erik Kangas had 17-P and Jones 15-P.
    Oakland dipped to 13-11 overall and 6-5 in Summit LGE play. SDSU is now
10-13 and 5-6.


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