Dan Coleman scores 10 in Big Ten win
The 2004 Big Ten Men's Basketball Foreign Tour Team won their opener with a 84-78 victory over the Frejus Basketball Club in Frejus, France. The game was the first of five slated for the Big Ten squad
forward Warren Carter (Dallas, Tex.) and Wisconsin guard Clayton Hanson
(Reedsburg, Wis.) each scored 13 points to lead a balanced Big Ten effort.
Carter and Hanson were two of five Big Ten players to score in
double-figures. Joining them were Dan Coleman (Minneapolis, Minn.) of
Minnesota, who had 10; Iowa's Adam Haluska (Carroll, Iowa), who had 11 and Matt Marinchick (Hudson, Ohio) of Ohio State, who had 12.
Penn State point
guard Marlon Smith (Bronx, N.Y.) led the Big Ten with six rebounds while Purdue
guard Brandon McKnight (South Bend, Ind.) had four and a team-best seven
assists. Smith was second on the team with five
assists. Northwestern's Davor Duvancic (Split, Croatia) had three steals
and three boards. The Big Ten squad had 22 assists, six blocks and 15
The Big Ten squad, led by Penn State assistant coach Kurt
Kanaskie (filling in for Penn State head coach Ed DeChellis who underwent
surgery last week), held on for the hard-fought win after posting a 48-37
halftime lead. Joseph M'Benque, who had 17 points, led Frejus.
Big Ten, now 1-0, will battle the Marseille-Fos Basketball Club tomorrow at 1
p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. local) in the second of five games. The next three
contests will take place in Italy.
BIG TEN SCORING-REBOUND
SUMMARY: Delco Rowley (Michigan State), 4-3; Brandon McKnight (Purdue) 5-4;
Clayton Hanson (Wisconsin), 13-2; Dan Coleman (Minnesota), 7-6; Davor Duvancic
(Northwestern), 3-3; Marlon Smith (Penn State), 7-6; Marshall Strickland
(Indiana), 4-1; Kevin Fellows (Penn State), 0-2; Warren Carter (Illinois), 13-2;
Amadou Ba (Michigan), 2-1; Matt Marinchick, (Ohio State), 12-2. TOTALS
LEADERS: Assists - McKnight 7, Smith 5; Steals - Duvancic
3, Hanson 3, Coleman 2, Smith 2, Strickland 2; Blocks - Coleman 3, Carter