Page 10 -The Michigan Daily-Monday, March 21, 1988
Ti IE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR CONTINUES
Richmond 59, GeorgIa
Already a 72-69 first round victor
over 1987 national champion Indi-
ana, Richmond shut down Georgia
Tech's fast break Sunday and beat
the Yellow Jackets 59-55 in the sec-
ond round of the NCAA East Re-
"That's the war we played, and
that's the war we won," Richmond
coach Dick Terrant said.
The Spiders advance to the East
semifinals next Thursday in East
Rutherford N.J., against Temple,
who has won 17 in a row.
Peter Woolfolk scored 27 points
for the Spiders, 26-6,whonhave won
nine in a row. Richmond has also
beaten Georgia Tech three straight
times over the past two years, in-
cluding a 73-67 victory last Decem-
Vanderbilt 80, Pitts-
burgh 74 (OT).
Vanderbilt guard Barry Goheen hit
two three-pointers in the final 17
seconds of regulation to send the
game into overtime tied at 69. The
Commodores scored the first six
points of the extra period to beat
Goheen and Barry Booker each
had three points in the overtime run.
Goheen also hit five free throws in
Goheen ended with 22 points for
Vanderbilt, 20-10, who advance to
the Midwest Regional semis at the
Pontiac Silverdome. The Panthers,
seeded second in the region, ended
their season at 24-7.
Pittsburgh led by as many as 13
points midway through the first half
as Jerome Lane had eight points and
Charles Smith six. Smith led Pitts-
burgh, finishing with 21 points.
Villanova 66, Illinois
Mark Plansky scored 10 of Vil-
lanova's final 18 points, including a
pair of free throws with four seconds
to play, as the Wildcats stayed alive
in the tournament. Villanova trailed
by as many as 14 points in the sec-
ond half but took advantage of poor
Illinois foul shooting in the final
Kenny Wilson and Pat Enright
hit 3-pointers to put Villanova ahead
62-6 1 with 30 seconds left. Ken
Battle Put Illinois ahead 63-62 with
a field goal, but missed his foul shot
with 14 seconds to go, and Plansky
put the Wildcats ahead for good.
Iowa 104, UNL V 86
Jeff Moe and Ed Horton scored 24
points each as 17-th ranked Iowa
rode its fullcourt press to a 104-86
victory over 12-th ranked UNLV in a
second-round NCAA West Regional
Roy Marble added 22 points for
the Hawkeyes, who broke open the
game in the last 10 minutes of the
first half in earning a berth in the
round of 16 and knocking out the
last of the 1987 Final Four teams.
half run as the Owls turned a 30-26
halftime lead into a 45-32 advantage.
Georgetown hit only 30 percent
from the field in its worst shooting
performance of the season.
Macon and Vreeswyk finished
with 21points apiece for Temple,
which led by as many as 22 points
in the secondahalf. Mark Tillmon,
Charles Smith and Jaren Jackson had
13 points apiece for Georgetown,
Kentucky 90, Mary-
Rex Chapman rebounded from a
poor shooting first half with 20 sec-
ond-half points. Chapman, 1-for-6
from the field in the first half, was
8-for-12 in the second half and fin-
ished with 23 points.
Kentucky, 27-5, opened the sec-
ond half with an 18-10 run. The
Wildcats advance to the Southeast
semis at Birmingham, Ala. Mary-
land finishes 18-13.
The Terrapins had a chance to
take a late lead after a three-point
shot by Keith Gatlin tied the score
with 3:06 to play. But a basket by
Winston Bennett and a turnaround
jumper in the lane by Chapmen
built a four point cushion that held
up for Kentucky.
Kansas 61, Murray
Danny Manning had 25 points,
including a jump hook with 38 sec-
onds left that boosted Kansas over
Murray State. Manning's jumper
gave the Jayhawks a 59-58 lead. Af-
ter Don Mann missed a jumper in
the lane with three seconds left,
Manning got the rebound, was
fouled and added two free throws for
the final margin.
Thursday's games -
East Regional - East
Temple vs. Richmond
Rhode Island vs. Duke
Southeast Regional -
Oklahoma vs. Louisville
Villanova vs. Kentucky
Friday s games -
West Regional -
North Carolina vs. MICHIGAN
Iowa vs. Arizona
Kansas St. vs. Purdue
Vanderbilt vs. Kansas
THINGS LOOKING UP FOR NEXT YEAR:
Temple outscored Georgetown
15-6 in the first nine minutes of the
second half, thus advancing to the
regionals for the first time in five
"When you're fortunate enough to
get into the final 64, anything can
happen," Temple Coach John
Chaney said. "We were successful
before we got here. Now we need to
Mark Macon had six points and
Mike Vreeswyk five in the second-
Anthony Cook scored 20 points,
and Arizona outscored Seton Hall
22-4 early in the first half to run
away from the Pirates. Seton Hall
went ahead 8-3 before Arizona began
its run on an 18-footer by Steve
Kerr. The run included 13 in a row
and three-point plays by Cook and
Sean Elliot, who wound up with 19.
Arizona, 33-2, now heads to the
West Regional semis next Friday in
Seattle. Seton Hall ended its season
By STEVE COHEN
Special to the Daily
AMES, IOWA - This past weekend's NCAA
wrestling championships left Michigan with
Ranked eighth entering the tournament, the
Wolverines finished sixth. With eight of their top ten
wrestlers returning, Michigan left Iowa entertaining
national championship ambitions for next year.
Michigan's 62.5 total points trailed Penn St.
(71.5), Oklahoma St. (80.5), Iowa St. (83.75), Iowa
(85.5), and national champion Arizona St. (93.0).
ARIZONA STATE'S first place finish was
somewhat surprising because no Arizona St. wrestler
won an individual title. The Sun Devils victory
marked the first time in 14 years that a school outside
the state of Iowa won the national championship.
Michigan qualified eight wrestlers for the champi-
onships, but were only able to send seven, as 126-
pound Dave Dameron injured his back in the Big Ten
Of the seven Michigan wrestlers at the nationals,
four earned All-American status by placing in the top
eight in their respective weight class. Larry Gotcher
finished fifth at 142, John Fisher third at 134, Joe
Pantaleo second at,158, and Mike Amine second at
THE WOLVERINES William Waters (118
pounds), Sam Amine (150 pounds), and heavyweight
Bob Potokar did not place in the top eight.
John Fisher, two time Big Ten champ, was upset
in the second round by Iowa's Joe Melchiore, but he
bounced back by winning his next four matches to
win the consolation bracket and finish third.
Melchiore finished second to Oklahoma State's John
Smith, who has won his last 90 matches.
"I should have attacked (Melchiore) on my head
more. I was unfamiliar with his style. This whole
tournament makes me hungrier," said Fisher.
An even bigger surprise than Melchiore was
Gotcher. The unseeded 142 pounder quickly drew
attention with his aggressive style and innovative
He finished fifth, but it could have been higher.
Leading 3-2 in his semi-final match against Sean
O'Day of Edinboro, Gotcher - who was nearly out
of bounds - paused as a whistle sounded from a
nearby match. He was then taken down.
Likewise, Pantaleo let his wrestling speak for
itself. Seeded sixth, Pantaleo made it to the
championship of the 158 pound weight class. To get
there, Pantaleo had to beat third ranked Dan St. John
of Arizona St. and eleventh ranked. Phil Brown of
IN THE FINALS, Pantaleo was pinned at 1:14
of the first round.
"I was disappointed with the way I wrestled," said
Pantaleo. "If I had wrestled the way I wanted to, I feel
it would have been different."
Similarly Mike Amine had an outstanding tourna-
ment until his last match. The unseeded Amine
defeated three seeded wrestlers, including Jim Gressley
of Arizona St., whom he pinned in a tournament
record 35 seconds in the semi-finals.
In the finals he was beaten 8-2 by Mike Van
Arsdale of Iowa St. "I came very close to achieving
one of my dreams. I am pleased but not satisfied. I
fell short in the finals-I didn't react as I did in
previous rounds," said Amine.
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