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Inside Sports Monday
Sports Calendar 2
IM Fraternity Top 20 2
Q&A 2
Women's gymnastics coverage 2
Get Rich Quick 3
Women's tennis coverage 3
Men's basketball coverage 4
Women's basketball coverage 5
NCAA tournament coverage 6-7

Sports Monday Trivia
What is the last city to have
all four of its major sports
teams (football, baseball,
basketball, hockey) in their
respective championships in
one year?

(For the answer,
bottom of page 2)

turn to the

The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - March 19, 1990

'Tourneys
Wolfpack sends 'M'
,packing in NCAA's

end

for

men

and

women

LMU's scoring barrage
buries Blue, 149-114

by Theodore Cox
Daily Basketball Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. - After two
weeks on the road, the Michigan
women's basketball team was forced
to come home Saturday when the
Wolverines lost to North Carolina
State, 81-64, in the second round of
the NCAA tournament.
* Michigan (20-10) put forth its
best effort, but the ball just wouldn't
drop, and the talented North Carolina
State squad (25-5) could do no
wrong.
"Obviously, weare disappointed
to not be moving on," Michigan
coach Bud VanDeWege said. "But at
the same time, what I liked was the
fight we had. There were two or
three times in this game where they
ere threatening to really pull it out
of shape, and our team really dug
down each and everyone of those
times to get back in it.
"I'm very proud of that. It
showed the kind of fight, deter-
mination and competitiveness that
we've played with all year."
The Wolfpack jumped out to an

early five point lead after guard
Nicole Lehmann hit the first of her
five three-pointers for the afternoon.
"It's fortunate for me that we had
a week of practice," Lehmann said.
"But also, the conditions of the gym
were real hot. When it's hot, you get
really loose. The ball definitely felt
good in my hands today."
Lehmann also was responsible
for pushing the ball up the floor.
The Wolfpack controlled the tempo"
most of the game forcing Michigan
to run the floor more than usual. Z
. The pace, combined with the above
average temperature in Reynolds
Coliseum seemed to wear out the
Wolverines.
First-year center Trish Andrew,y
who was often often open on the-
wing, was a victim of the running
game as evidenced by her bobblingy
many long-court passes.
"It was very frustrating," Andrew
said. "I was trying to get back on OSE JUARE
defense to stop them, and then when Senior center Joan Rieger goes up for a shot against North Carolina
it was time to run down for our State in her last game at Michigan, a 81-64 loss. The Wolfpack were
fastbreak I was exhausted. That was able to shut down Michigan's powerful inside game holding Rieger and
See NC STATE, Page 5 fellow senior Val Hall to only 10 points total.

By Taylor Lincoln
Daily Basketball Writer
LONG BEACH - The Loyola-
Marymount Lions put their game
into overdrive to gain an advantage
on Michigan in yesterday's NCAA
second round matchup.
They went beyond overdrive for a
ten-minute stretch in the second half
to run the defending champions off
the floor - literally.
Marcellus Lee, a little used
forward, made a baseline three
pointer as he fell out of bounds onto
his own bench with five seconds
remaining, topping a 149-115
Marymount victory.
His shot was just another in a
day long exhibition for the Lions,
who shattered the NCAA tournament
scoring record by 22 points.
"We instructed our guys to play
like 'all bombs away,"' Marymount
coach Paul Westhead said. Senior
guard Jeff Fryer led the bombers
with 41 points including 11-15 three
point shooting, followed closely by
Bo Kimble's 37.
Michigan trailed by seven at the
half and kept the margin within

single digits for the first seven
minutes of the second half.
The floodgates opened with just
over 13 minutes remaining, when
Westhead gambled by returning
Fryer and Per Stumer to the game,
even though each had four fouls.
In the ensuing 70 seconds th.
Lions' Terrell Lowery drove for a
layup, Fryer hit a very long three-
pointer, and Kimble was fouled as he
dunked. He made the foul shot left-
handed in dedication to Hank Gathers
before Stumer capped the 11-0 run
with another three- pointer. During
the stretch, Marymount expanded its
lead from three to 19 points.
"We had a spurt when we got
down and hurried some shots
ourselves, and that got us hopelessly
behind," Michigan coach Steve
Fisher said.
Forward Loy Vaught had his
second consecutive excellent tourna-
ment performance, scoring 19 points
with 17 rebounds.
"To be truthful, we've never run
across a team that moves the ball
like that," Vaught said. "They have
See LMU, Page 4

Taylor Lincoln

LONG BEACH- On the other side of the curtain to
my left is CBS announcer Greg Gumbel. His voice
sounds just as it does on television. Behind me is the
Free Press' Mitch Albom. His face looks just like it
will in eight million newspapers tomorrow.
These are people who seem to transcend the normal
boundaries of life - they are known by millions more
people than they themselves will ever know.
Paul Westhead, coach of the high-flying Loyola
Marymount Lions, is sitting 10 feet in front of me.
His team has just defeated New Mexico State, 111-92,
to advance to the next round of the NCAA basketball
tournament.
I have known him by means of television and Sports
Illustrated since I was in 5th grade, when he coached
another Los Angeles team, the Lakers. Westhead looks
like he is made for television. His skin is sun-burned
and weather-worn. His grayish, blue eyes appear jaded.
His hair is brushed straight back and held in place by
some sort of gel. It looks bristled, like it would lance
your palms if you were to rub your hands against it the
wrong way.
A reporter asks him about his decision to leave Bo
Kimble in the ballgame after Kimble, sitting to his
right, picked up his fourth foul in the first half. Kimble
went on to play the whole game, scoring 45 points in
leading his team to victory.
"That's my style," Westhead says, laughing. "As
you know I've been fired from a few places."
Then a reporter asks Kimble, "The obvious question:
what were your emotions like?" The reporter does not

Of tragedy and
tournament life
say what is obvious about the question, he doesn't need
to.
The press room becomes quiet. He is referring to
Hank Gathers, a Marymount player who died on the
court a week and a half earlier during a conference
tournament game.
"Before the game we just said 'Hank' on three,"
Kimble says. During the game we didn't say anything,
we just stayed focused.
Gathers had been such a miserable foul shooter that
he had switched to shooting foul shots left-handed.
Doing so, he raised his proficiency from poor to
mediocre. With about 10 minutes left in the game
against New Mexico State, Kimble was fouled in the
act of shooting. He then went to the line and shot left-
handed. It went in.
"Were you thinking about Hank when you shot the
ball?" another reporter asks.
"What about during the timeout?"
"What did you feel as you released it?"
"Would you have done the same thing if the game
had been tied with 10 seconds left?"
The questions keep coming, ceaselessly. Kimble
politely answers them. He looks like a grade-school
student anxiously awaiting dismissal from class. But he
can't leave even if he wants to - at least not according
to NCAA bylaws.
Westhead sits calmly, with sweat from the TV lights
beading on his face. At one point, he tilts his head all
the way back and pours Coca-Cola into his mouth.
See LINCOLN, Page 4

Loyola-Marymount guard Bo Kimble drives around Michigan's Sean Higgins in yesterday's second round game.
Kimble scored 37 and teammate Jeff Fryer tallied 41, including eleven three-pointers, to lead the Lions to a 149-
115 thrashing of the Wolverines.

Hard

To

Kill

SWIMMERS FARE WELL IN NATIONALS
Women finish seventh

Michigan's Larry Gotcher wins
because he simply refuses to lose

by Jeff Sheran
Daily Sports Writer
hanging above Larry Gotcher's
ed are his two NCAA all-Am-
ican plaques, each bearing a photo
of the standout Michigan wrestler.
You might suspect that the two
photos, taken a year apart, are
actually the same.
That's because in each picture,
Gotcher has a look of intensity
unique to himself: cold and calcu-
lating, as if he were sizing up his
next opponent, situated somewhere
hind the camera.
Gotcher placed fourth at last

his failure to repeat as conference
champ, Gotcher remains undaunted
as the nationals approach.
"I can obviously win the tourna-
ment," he said. "If I had wrestled
well the last two years, I'd have al-
ready won it."
To someone unacquainted with
Gotcher, such statements might
seem cheap or cocky. But those
who know him know that he
doesn't just talk trash. He believes
what he says, and more often than
not, he lives up to it.
Gotcher is not a gifted
technician on the mat. His status in

by Steven Cohen
Daily Sports Editor
At the NCAA swimming
championships in Austin, Texas,
the Michigan women's swim team
finished in the top 10 in the nation
for the fourth consecutive season to
establish a standard for Northern
universities.
The Wolverines' 163 points
earned them top honors among
Northern schools, with
Northwestern the next highest cold-
weather finisher in tenth place with
100 points.
Host University of Texas, with
632 points, edged Stanford, which
finished with 622.5 points. Florida
(477), California (263), UCLA
(224), and USC (182.5) rounded out
the top six.
SMU (122) finished behind

said. "In the last four years they
have helped us accomplish what no
other Northern school has done
which is to finish in the top 10 in
the NCAA's for four straight years.
In all, seven Wolverines earned
All-American honors, setting three
Michigan and two Big Ten records
in the process. 200-yard
breaststroker Ann Colloton was on
her way to repeat as NCAA
champion until she swallowed
some water and faltered to third
place.
Michigan's 400-yard medley
team of Stefanie Liebner, Jennifer
Eck, Mindy Gehrs and Kathy
Diebler earned All-American
accolades with their seventh-place
finish of 3:45:47. In the
preliminaries, the quartet set a
Wolverine record of 3:43:94.

The 800-yard freestyle team of
Michelle Swix, Gwen Demaat,
Gehrs, and Diebler came home with
sixth-place honors with their time
of 7:21:18.
Richardson was particularly
disappointed for Colloton, who had
set a Big Ten record in the
preliminaries of 2:12:56 but slipped
to third in the finals at 2:13:27.
"It was a shame that Ann
swallowed some water because she
was on an American-record setting
pace in the 200," Richardson said.
"I really believe she is the best 200-
yard breaststroker in the country.
Richardson also had mixed
emotions regarding the departure of
his seniors, which include
Colloton, DeMaat, Eck, and
Liebner.

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