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Men's Tennis
vs. Eastern Michigan
Today, 1:00 p.m.
Huron Valley Tennis Club

SPORTS

Baseball
vs. Adrian
Today, 1:00 p.m.
Ray Fisher Stadium

ap

.he Michigan Doily

Sunday, March 31, 1985

Page 7

McClain, Villanova
dump Memphis State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Villanova,
which defeated Michigan in the second
round of the Southeast regional, advan-
ced to the NCAA championship game
with a 52-45 victory over Memphis State
yesterday. The Wildcats were led by
Dwayne McClain's 19 points, and took
avantage of the Tigers' foul troubles to
dominate the boards.
The victory by the Wildcats of the Big
East Conference set up the first all-
conference final since Indiana beat
fellow Big Ten team Michigan for the
1976 championship.
VILLANOVA, the only unranked
team to reach this year's Final Four
and far shorter than the Tigers, played
their slowdown game to perfection and
forced two of Memphis State's big men
- Keith Lee and William Bedford - in-
to costly foul trouble by midway in the
second half.
Lee picked up his third and fourth
fouls in a 1:33 span early in the second
half and then, with 10:21 to play, fouled
out on a foolish mistake - grabbing
for a loose ball and hitting McClain in-
stead.
Meanwhile, McClain was the driving
force as Villanova charged down the
stretch, surviving a cold spell of 9:46
without a field goal.
MCCLAIN scored eight of nine
Villanova points in one stretch and
eight of the Wildcats' final 13. The
remaining four came on last-minute
free throws by Gary McLain,
Villanova's 6-0 senior guard. McLain
hit all five of his free throws and Mc-
Clain hit all seven of his.
Memphis State, unable to play its
physical game inside through most of
the second half, was forced to resort to

long-range shooting.
Lee left with just 10 points, having
shot 3-for-9 from the field with four free
throws. Bedford, who finished the game
with four fouls, scored just eight points.
"WHEN KEITH Lee fouled out,"
McClain said, "we stopped and took a
deep breath."
Villanova was unable to penetrate the
wall tossed up in first nine minutes by
the Tigers, who blew out to a 13-7 lead
with Bedford jamming in a pair of
baskets.
But with substitutes Harold Jensen
and Mark Plansky hitting from long-
range, the Wildcats clawed their way
back, and neither team led by more
than two points for the final 9:02 of the
opening half, which ended tied 23-23.
A JUMPER by Baskerville Holmes
and a rebound follow by Bedford gave
Memphis State the first two baskets of
the second half, but McLain's jumper,
Pinckney's jam on a follow and a foul
shot on Lee's third personal put
Villanova back on top 28-27 three
minutes into the second half.
Baskets by Lee and Turner pushed
Memphis State on top again, 31-28, then
Villanova went on a tear.
McClain hit a jumper. Pinckney hit
two free throws on Lee's fourth foul.
Pinckney scored from the field.
Bedford picked up his fourth personal
with 12:52 and Lee replaced him, but
the Villanova run continued on Jensen's
jumper. It gave the Wildcats nine poin-
ts in a row and a 37-31 lead.
The teams traded baskets and, after
Lee fouled out, McClain hit two free
throws for a 41-33 lead before the Wild-
cats cooled off and allowed Memphis
State to charge back into contention.

Associated Press
Memphis State's Keith Lee tries to slam the ball home over Villanova's Ed
Pinckney as Pinckney's teammate Harold Pressley looks on. Lee, an All-
American forward, scored only 10 points and fouled out early in the NCAA
semifinal loss to the Wildcats, 5245.
ANALL-BIG EAST FINAL:

Associated rress
Villanova's Harold Pressley and Memphis State's Andre Turner each try to
stake their claim to a loose ball in an NCAA semifinal game yesterday. Tur-
ner pumped in 11 points for thetigers, but Villanova prevailed, 5?-45, to set up
an all-Big East final.
RPI skates to title

downing Friars,

2-1

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Hoyas pound Redmen,

77-59

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Top-ranked
Georgetown, led by sophomore Reggie Williams and
All-American Patrick Ewing, rolled into the NCAA
championship game for the second straight year and
the third time in four years with a 77-59 victory over
No. 3 St. John's last night.
The defending champion Hoyas shut down the
scoring and passing game of Redmen All-American
" Chris Mullin with a box-and-one defense. Mullin, St.
John's all-time leading scorer and the leading scorer
in the tournament, was held to eight points, ending
4his string of 101 consecutive games scoring in dou-
ble figures.
WILLIAMS, a slender 6-foot-7 swingman, paced
four Hoyas in double figures with 20 points, followed
by Ewing with 16 and David Wingate and Bill Martin
with 12apiece.
The Hoyas, 35-2, broke the game open in the second
half after leading 32-28 at the halftime even though
Ewing a 7-0, three time All-American, played only 12

minutes and was rested after he picked up two per-
sonal fouls.
En route to its 17th straight victory and seeking to
become the first team to post consecutive NCAA
titles since UCLA ended its string of seven in a row in
1973; Georgetown scored the first seven points of the
second half with Williams contributing two field goals
for a 39-28 advantage.
GEORGETOWN then took off, and the Redmen
never got any closer than nine points, the last time at
47-38 on a Mike Moses jumper.
With about 12 minutes to play, Ewing, operating
against 7-0 Bill Wennington in the Redmen's man-
to-man defense, moved inside for a goal to make it 53-
39.
The swarming Hoyas' defense caused 18 Redmen
turnovers while committing only seven, and
Georgetown dominated the boards, 29-24.
WENNINGTON and Mullin each had four tur-
novers for the game - equaling their number of

goals. Georgetown, the Big East tournament winner,
shot 51 percent from the field, while the Redmen, the
regular-season Big East champion, shot 55 percent.
A goal by Howard Broadnax gave Georgetown its
biggest lead at the time, 62-46. The Redmen cut it
back to 62-51 on two free throws by Walter Berry and
Willie Glass's three-point play.
Georgetown then went into a spread offense and St.
John's only hope to get back into the game was to
foul. But the Hoyas cashed inon the free throw line to
end St. John's season with a 31-4 mark - the last
three losses to Georgetown following an early season
66-65 victory over the Hoyas.
St. John's, which had won the West Regional, was
appearing in its first Final Four since 1952, when it
lost to Kansas in the championship game 80-63.
The Hoyas defeated their championship game op-
ponent, Villanova, twice this season, 52-50 in over-
time, and 57-50.

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'By EMILY BRIDGHAM

Women'
netters
"drop pair436 -

It was a tooth and nail battle for the women netters this
weekend at the Huron Valley Tennis Club. They were upen-
ded twice 3-6 and 3-6 by Miami of Ohio and Minnesota respec-
tively. Both matches were hard fought by the team which
showed improvement over their earlier matches.
"We are playing better every meet" said head coach Bitsy
Ritt. "We didn't play the big points very well and we have to
do that, but both matches were very close."
CLOSE IS hardly the word to describe meets for Michigan.
Friday night's match with Miami was tied up at three all af-
ter singles play, following a fist clenching match for Monica
Borchers, who was narrowly defeated 6-3, 7-6 by Dori
Voelker.
Paula Richerts, the first singles player for Michigan ham-

mered out a tough win, out-muscling Vicki Shields 6-2, 6-2,
while number two Leslie Mackey and number five Tricia
Horn likewise came away with wins.
Problems cropped up for the netters in doubles play with
all three of the doubles matches going to Miami.
"I WAS especially pleased with the singles play," said Ritt
after Friday night's action. "Leslie Mackey played a good
match and looked really confident."
Saturday's match-up with Minnesota was no easier for the
team with four of the six singles matches going into the third
set. It was 1-5 after the singles play as Horn was the only
Wolverine to pull out a win. She won 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Doubles were just as tough for the team which managed to
turn the tables a bit and take two of the three matches,
through the tennis finesse of Reicherts-Mackey and Tina
Basle-Erin Ashare.

By TOM KEANEY
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - It began with a vic-
tory at North Dakota in November,
and last night the 34-game unbeaten
streak gave Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute the NCAA championship at
Joe Louis Arena.
Before an NCAA championship
record crowd of 16,282, RPI defeated
Providence 2-1 for its first collegiate
title since 1954.
"I'M JUST A plain un-
sophisticated guy," said Engineer.
head coach Mike Addesa. "This is
beyond my wildest imagination. I
coach the greatest kids around."
Addesa may see himself as un-
sophisticated, but the hockey his
kids play is anything but un-
sophisticated. They proved that last
night from start to finish.
The Engineers balanced, ex-
plosive offense simply overwhelmed
Providence, though some amazing
goaltending by Friar junior Chris
Terreri, who was named the tour-
nament's Most Valuable Player,
kept the outcome in doubt until the
end.
FOUR POWER plays for RPI in
the first period gave the Engineers
enough opportunities to grab a 1-0
lead at the first intermission.
Working against the RPI man ad-
vantage, Terreri dove on the ice to
take swipe at a loose puck, but didp't
get a clean stick on it. Engineer cen-
ter Neil Hernberg seized the oppor-
tunity, slipping the loose puck over
the sprawled goalie.
Providence was on the defensive
the entire period. TheFriars seemed
able to put only token pressure on
goalie Daren Puppa and the RPI
defense. Atthe other end, Providen-
ce's spaz in the nets came up with
unreal saves time and time again.
"I MISSED the first goal," said.
Terreri after the game. "If not for
that, we'd be playing overtime right
now. I just got caught in between. I
wasn't really sure what I wanted to
do."

RPI continued to dominate in the
second period, outshooting the out-
classed Friars, 17-4. The Engineers,
however,- could only manage one
goal in the frame. Terreri gave the
crowd its money's worth, three
times receiving a standing ovation
from the Engineer-partisan
gathering.
The lone goal in the period came at
3:49, on a short handed solo effort by
George Servinis. The 5-11 junior took
the puck off a faceoff in his own
zone, skated the length of the ice and
rapped Terreri around himself with
a deke to the left side. The Engineers
led 2-0.
RPI WAS doing everything right
- plastering Terreri with shots,
running efficient power plays,
keeping the Friars out of the game
with tight checking and aggressive
forechecking - but Providence was
still in it, down only two goals.
RPI came out in the third looking
a little too intent with its lead. The
defensemen, who had been breaking
up Friar plays at the blue line, sud-
denly started collapsing on Puppa.
"I could feel the momentum
change," said Engineer captain
Mike Sadeghpour, "but Daren,
(Puppa) was clutch all the way."
PAUL Cavellini's slap shot goal at
the ten-minute mark gave
Providence the momentum and RPI
a rude realization that the game was
not over.
The Engineers, however,
displayed veteran composure. RPI
regrouped to hang on to the victory,
playing the kind of hockey that had
given them a 34-2-1 record going into
last night's game.
In the consolation game played
earlier yesterday between Min-
nesota-Duluth and Boston College,
Matt Christensen completed a hat
trick in overtime, giving UMD a 7-6
victory and third place overall.

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BG bumps spikers
in invitiational meet

By LESLIE HAMEL
The Michigan men's volleyball team
came in third in its invitational meet
yesterday at the CCRB. The Wolverines
went into the semi-finals with a 9-9
mark. In the semi-finals, they lost to
Bowling Green in two out of three
games. BGSU went on to be the even-
tual champions by downing George
Williams College. The Falcons took two
games straight in the championship
match, 15-13 and 15-4.
Team member Marc Miner, a
IW rninrd it

sophomore, was disappointed with
Michigan's performance, "We know
that we can beat Bowling Green. We
split with them in division play, and we
wanted the chance to play with them
again in the finals. Our lack of ex-
perience did us in. We have four fresh-
men players, two of whom are setters."
Coach Martin McFadden also wanted
the Wolverines to get revenge on
Bowling Green. "We beat them in the
first game of the semi-finals, 15-12, but
we just weren't playing well today. It
probably was largely due to the absen-
ce of one of our stronger players, Barry
Epstein.".

Eisner plans to experiment
with lineup against EMU

By PHIL NUSSEL
Still recovering from a tough road
trip in, which it split matches against
Illinois and Purdue, 'the Michigan
men's tennis team will meet Eastern
Michigan today at 1 p.m. at Huron
Valley Tennis Club. The match is
technically an away meet; the Hurons
are the hosts.

probably play at third or fourth
(singles)."
This will be the first time that
Michigan and Eastern have met in four
years, but Huron head coach Dan Ryan
isn't any more excited about the match
than any others.
"We're looking at tomorrow's match
like it's just another match," he said.

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