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SPORTS

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The Michigan Daily

Sunday, March 21, 1982

Pagel

Cards d
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Charles Jones and
Lancaster Gordon each hit a pair of clutch free
throws that helped break the back of an Alabama-
Birmingham rally and give 20th-ranked Louisville a
75-68 victory yesterday over the Blazers in the NCAA
Mideast Regional championship game.
Alabama-Birmingham's glass slipper was shat-
ered. The Cardinals, 1980 national champions, ear-
ned the right for another chance at the title.
JONES, A RESERVE center, hit two free throws
with 2:31 left to give the Cardinals a 64-60 lead, and
after Louisville stole an inbounds pass by Alabama-
Birmingham, Gordon was fouled by the Blazers' Nor-
man Anchrum. Gordon sank both foul shots, giving
Louisville a six-point lead with 2:28 left and a trip to
the Final Four in New Orleans next weekend.
Jones added five more free throws down the stret-
ch, and wound up with 19 points for Louisville,
The defeat marked the end of a Cinderella story for
Blazers, whose basketball program is only four years
old. It was the second straight NCAA tournament ap-
pearance for Alabama-Birmingham and Coach Gene
Bartow, who was attempting to become the first
coach to take three different teams to the Final Four.
IN THE FINAL analysis, it was a fatiguing
Louisville press and a deep bench that boosted the
Cardinals over the never-day-die Blazers, who
finished the season with a 25-6 record.
Trailing 40-32 at the half, Alabama-Birmingham
outscored Louisville 14-4 in the first 7:56 after inter-
ission to pull into a 46-44 lead. Anchrum had six
points in that run, and Chris Giles scored four.
Louisville Coach Denny Crum will have a shot at
this second championship in three years.
"EVEN WHEN WE were 11-7, I didn't give up on

ouse U
this team," said Crum, who has four star
title team of two years ago. "I'm a.
"We've got 25 wins and they can't tal
from us," Bartow said after the Louisvill
"When we started Oct. 15, we had f
back from a team that went to the NCAA
last year and we set some high goals for
Barlow said.
"We wanted to win the Sun Belt Confer
we did. We wanted to win the conf
Today's NCAA Tournamen
EAST REGIONAL (at Raleig
Villanova (24-7) vs. North Caroli
12:10 p.m.
MIDWEST REGIONAL (at S1
Boston College (22-9) vs. Housto
2:25 p.m.
nament, which we did. And we wanted
to the Final Four, and we made a real good
"Naturally, we're disappointed, but
came very close to doing everything w
do."
Georgetown 69, Oregon St.
PROVO, Utah (AP)--Senior guard Er
Floyd, alternately popping in medium-
shots and breaking free for uncontes
scored 22 points yesterday, leading,
Georgetown to a 69-45 rout of No. 4 Oregor
NCAA West Regibnal final.
The Hoyas, raising their record to 29-6

AB, 75-68
ters from his ce to the Final Four in New Orleans next week and
n optimist." will meet Louisville, a 75-68 winner over Alabama-
ke that away Birmingham in the Mideast Regional final Saturday.
our starters IT WILL BE the Hoyas' first trip to the Final Four
tournaent since 1943, when they lost to Wyoming in the cham-
ourepionship game.
ourselves," Georgetown, dominating the boards and throttling
ence . .. and Oregon State with a swarming defense, applied
erence. and pressure from the outset, moving to a 10-point leadton
'erence tour- consecutive field goals by Floyd and stretched the
margin to 42-25 at halftime.
t Games The Beavers were unable to handle Floyd, a
h, N.C) ) smooth, quick, 6-foot-3 guard, or Georgetown's in-
h, NC.) timidating 7-foot center Patrick Ewing, who set the
na (29-2), tone early in the game with a pair of slam dunks over
the shorter Beavers.
t. Louis) GEORGETOWN reeled off eight straight points
in (24-7), early in the second half for a 52-27 advantage, and
with about nine minutes remaining, went into a stall,
running precious minutes off the clock.
The Hoyas shackled Oregon State with a swarming,
rto make it pressure defense and the intimidation of the big,
run at that." powerful Ewing.
we really "We played our best today," said Georgetown
e set out to Coach John Thompson. "I would have to say it was
the best performance by any team I've ever coached.
45 "We tried to get the ball into center Patrick Ewing
,"Sleepy" early, and once we did, they tended to forget about
-rc " up our other guys, especially Eric Floyd. Eric is one of
srange jump the best players in the nation."
sted layups' Floyd credited Ewing's dominating play inside for
sixth-ranked his, scoring opportunities.
n State in the "Pat is such an awesome force inside that a team
would be stupid not to fall back on him, and that left
, will advan- things open for me outside," Floyd said.

AP Photo
GEORGETOWN'S PAT Ewing grimaces as he muscles in on Oregon State's
Charlie Sitton during the Hoyas' 69-45 victory over Oregon State yesterday.
The win advances Georgetown to the Final Four.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Batsmen blank Pan American, 1-0

Special to the Daily
EDINBERG, Texas - Pitchers Steve
Ontiveros, Dave Kopf and Tim
Karazim teamed up to hurl Michigan's
third consecutive shutout,' as u*
Wolverines defeated Pan American 1-0
last night to take third place in the Pan
American Citrus tournament.
Dan Sygar scored the only run of the
game when he was safe on an error by
the second baseman, moved to secon-
d on a single and scored on a double by
Jeff Jacobson. Jacobson upped his
season batting average to.500 with his
performance last night.
Ontiveros got the win while helping to
stretch the Wolverine pitchers' streak
of scoreless innings to 25. The win was
Michigan's fourth in a row and upped
its record to 7-3 on the year.
Texas tankers first
Special to the Daily
AUSTIN, Texas- Although the Texas
Longhorns ran away with the AIAW
National Swimming Championships
yesterday, Michigan's women's swim
team was well-represented by
sophomores Melinda Copp and Sue
.Cahill. Copp finished second in the 200-
-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.99
and Cahill's 16:40.32 in the 1,650-yard
-freestyle was good enough to capture

fifth place.
Entering yesterday's final day of
competition, the Wolverines were in
sixth place with 231 points, 320 points
behind the first-place Longhorns and 25
points behind Big Ten champion Ohio
State, who was in fifth place.
Softballers take two
special to the Daily
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Michigan
women's softball team raised its record
to 4-2 by sweeping a double-header
from West Virginia and Adelphi on
Friday afternoon. The Wolverines
defeated the Mountaineers, 8-3, in the
first game and stopped Adelphi in the
nightcap by a score of 6-3.
Sandy Taylor and Laura Reed held
West Virginia to four hits in the opener.
Taylor, who pitched the first 4 1/3 in-
nings allowing only two runs and one hit
while striking out five, was staked to an
early lead when Diane Hatch
homered in the first inning. Sue Burk
added to the cushion with a two-run
single in the second. Reed finished the
game up, surrendering only one run
and three hits over the last 22% innings.
In the nightcap, the Wolverines
scored all six of their runs in the third
inning as Jody Humphries had the key
hit in the rally, a bases-loaded triple.
Julie Galletti tossed a complete game for
Michigan, limiting the opposition to
seven hits.
Tigers 9, Twins 2
LAKELAND, Fla. (UPI) - Lance
Parrish, Rick Leach and Chet Lemon
blasted home runs yesterday as the
Detroit Tigers rolled to a 9-2 exhibition
baseball win over the Minnesota Twins.
The Tigers raked Minnesota starter

Roger Erickson for seven hits - including
all three home runs - in the five innings
he worked.
DETROIT starter Jack Morris gave
up the twins' only two runs in the fifth,
thanks to a pair of walks to start the in-
ning. Lefthander Pat Underwood, bid-
ding for the No. 4 starting job on the
Tigers' staff, turned in his second suc-
cessive strong outing as he allowed four
hits in three shutout innings.
The home runs for Parrish, Leach
and Lemon were the first of the spring
for each. The Tigers have now hit six
home runs in their last four games to
raise their spring total to 11 round trip-
pers.
Black Hawks 4,
Red Wings 3
DETROIT (UPI)- Denis Savard's
unassisted goal, his 31st of the season,
at 6:38 of the third period proved to be
the winner as the Chicago Black Hawks
nipped the Detroit Red Wings 4-3
yesterday night.
In suffering their 11th straight set-
back, the Wings were eliminated from a
Stanley . Cup playoff berth, missing
post-season play for their fourth suc-
cessive year. The 11-game losing streak
equaled the club record set from March
15 through April 3 of the 1976-77 cam-
paign. The Wings' last victory this
season came Feb. 23 against Colorado.

Meyer
considers
retiring

CHICAGO (AP) - Complaining that
he is being treated unfairly by the
Chicago news media, veteran DePaul
basketball Coach Ray Meyer says he
isn't sure he'll be back for another
season.
Meyer, 68, said he will decide soon
whether to step aside and hand over
head coaching responsibilities to his
son, Joey, an assistant coach who has
been designated as his father's even-
tual successor.
MEYER'S comments came on the
heels of DePaul's 82-75 loss to Boston
College last Sunday in the NCAA Mid-
west Regional. The defeat marked the,
third consecutive year the Blue
Demons lost their opening game in the
tournament.
"I hope my detractors sleep well,'
said Meyer, who has coached the Blue

Demons for the last 40 seasons and is
the winningest active major-college
coach. "My wife is very disturbed at
the way the Chicago media has handled
this. So much so that she has asked me
to seriously consider retiring."
Meyer said he was upset at the dif.
ference in the way he was treated by
the media during the season, when his
team was 26-1, and the press reports..;
that surfaced after the tournament loss
"All through the season, when we
were going 26-1, I was all right," Meyer
said. "But we lose that game, and all of
a sudden I'm stupid. I'm the guy who"
lost the tournament game in March, all
right. But aren't I the same fellow that -
helped win all those games back in
December, January and February?"

pp.

Copp
.second in backstroke
SCORES
College Basketball
Georgetown 69, Oregon State 45
Louisville 75, Alabama-Birmingham 68
NBA
San Antonio 115, Cleveland 102
Atlanta 104. New York 98
Indiana 104, New Jersey 101
NHL
Chicago 4, Detroit 3
St. Louis 3, N.Y. Islanders 3
Philadelphia 5, Hartford 2
Exhibition Baseball
Detroit 9, Minnesota 2

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ANNOUNCING.

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GREEK WEEK 1982
"Greeks On the Go"

SCHEDULE
GREEK SING
Monday, March 22
7 P.M. Hill Aud.
Admission $1.50
IETA PI
Thursday, March 25
4 P.M., Good Time Charleys
MR. GREEK WEEK PAGEANT
Thursday, March 25
8 P.M. Michigan Theater

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