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2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, April 3, 1995

'M' Sports Calendar
Monday, April3-
No events scheduled.
Tuesday, April 4-
Softball at Western Michigan (DH), 3 p.m., Kalamazoo.
Wednesday, April 5-
Baseball vs. Toledo, 3 p.m., Fisher Stadium.
Softball vs. Toledo, 3 p.m. (DH), Alumni Field.
Men's Tennis at Michigan State, TBA, East Lansing.
Thd A iursday, Apr 6-
No events scheduled.
Friday, April 7 -
Women's Water Polo at Michigan State, TBA, East
Lansing.
Men's Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m., Cliff Keen
Saturday, April 8-
Football, Spring Game, 12:30 p.m., Michigan Stadium.
Baseball vs. Penn State (DH), 1 p.m., Fisher Stadium.
Softball at Iowa (DH), 1 p.m., Iowa City.
Women's Gymnastics hosts NCAA Central Regional, 6
p.m., Crisler Arena.
Men's Gymnastics at NCAA Regional, 7 p.m., State
College,
Women's Water Polo at Michigan State, TBA, East
Lansing.
Men's Rugby vs. Sciota Valley, 1 p.m., Mitchell Field.
Men's Tennis at Penn State, TBA, University Park.
Women's Tennis at Northwestern, TBA, Evanston.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Wheaton, 10 p.m., Oosterbaan
Fieldhouse
Sunday, April 9 -
Baseball vs. Penn State (DH), 1 p.m., Fisher Stadium.
Softball at Iowa (DH), 1 p.m., Iowa City.
Women's Tennis at Wisconsin, TBA, Madison.
Women's Water Polo at Michigan State, TBA, East
Lansing.
Men's Lacrosse at Western Michigan, 3 p.m.,
Kalamazoo

AAthleeh Week */
WHO: Kelly Kovach
TEAM: Softball
HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, Pa.
YEAR: Senior
EUGIBIUTn: Senior
WHY: Kovach went 2-0 with four strikeouts and gave up two runs in helping the Wolverines to a four-game weekend sweep of Indiana. Kovach
notched a 7-0 complete game shutout win on Saturday and added a 12-2 two-hitter on Sunday. At the plate, Kovach went 7-for-13 with 10
RBI and six runs scored. A grand slam in Saturday's 11-1 win over the Hoosiers was the first in her career and helped Kovach set a career-
high with six RBI on the day.
BACKGROUND: Kovach, the co-captain, is hitting .316 on the year with a team-leading 26 RBI. Kovach was a GTE Academic All-American First
Team in 1994, while garnering Second Team honors in 1993.

1995 NCAA Basketball Championship

Midwest
Kansas
Virginia
Virginia
Kemper Arena na
Kansas City, Mo.
.mhsMarch 24 & 26
Memphis
Arkansass

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East
Wake Forest
Oklahoma St.
Oklahoma St:
Meadowlands Arena
Oklahoma St. East Rutherford, N.J.
March 24 & 26 Tulsa
CUUMass
UMass

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National Semifinal
Saturday, April 1, 1995
Kingdome
Southeast Seattle, Washington
Kentucky
Kentucky
Arizona St.
Civic Center
Birmingham, Ala. North Carolina
Georetown March 23 & 25

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Arkansas vs. UCLA
National
Championship
Game
Monday, April 3, 1995
8 p.m.
Kingdome
Seattle, Washington

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National Semifinal
Saturday, April 1, 1995
Kingdome
Seattle, Washington

West

UCLA
UCLA
Miss. St.
Oakland Coliseum
UCLA Oakland, Calif
March 23 & 25 Maryland
UU~onn

If any club would like to add its schedule to the 'M' Sports North Carolina
Calendar, please drop off a copy at The Michigan Daily, 420 North Caroina
Maynard.
UConn takes national crown over Lady Vols
Huskies finish perfect season with 70-64 victory; Lobo hits for 17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-With its
final victory in a magical season,
Connecticut achieved something rare
in NCAA women's basketball-per-
fection.
Top-ranked Connecticut capped
an unbeaten season by defeating No.
3 Tennessee 70-64 Sunday to win the
national championship. The Huskies
(35-0) pulled it off despite the foul
problems of their top three players
and despite trailing by nine points
early in the second half.
Only one other team has gotten
through a season without losing in the
:14 years of NCAA women's basket-
ball. Texas won the 1986 title with a
34-0 record.
Defense also was critical to the
Huskies, who held Tennessee (34-3)
without a field goal after Tiffani

Johnson's three-point play put the
Lady Vols ahead 61-59 with 4:09 left.
Jamelle Elliott hit a double-pump
layup to tie the score at 61 with 2:20
to play and Jennifer Rizzotti's layup
with 1:53 to play put Connecticut
ahead 63-61. The Huskies then
wrapped up their first national title at
the free throw line, with player of the
year Rebecca Lobo making four and
Rizzotti and Carla Berube sinking
two apiece.
For the longest time, it appeared
that Tennessee would fullfill the prom-
ise of a season that began with the
Lady Vols ranked No. 1, a position
they held until losing to UConn 77-66
in mid-January.
Lobo, 6-foot-7 Kara Wolters and
Rizzotti all got into foul trouble in
the first half and spent long stretches

on the bench. But Connecticut
played through its problems and sent
Tennessee, a three-time national
champion, back home as a frustrated
loser.
After Berube made the first of her
two free throws with 9.9 seconds left,
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt
slammed her hand down on the
scorer's table and groaned, "I really
hate this."
Moments later, the Connecticut
players were hugging each other and
crying at midcourt and Tennessee was
walking dejectedly to its dressing
room.
Lobo led all scorers with 17 points
afterplaying only eight minutes in the
first half and was named the Final
Four's outstanding player. Rizzotti
scored 15 points, Elliott 13 and
Wolters 10.
LatinaDavis was Tennessee's only
double-figure scorer with 11 points.
Dana Johnson had nine and All-
American Nikki McCray scored only
seven.
Tennessee led 38-32 at halftime
andquickly wentup41-32 on Michelle

Marciniak's 3-pointer 13 seconds into
the second half. But Connecticut
would see to it that Tennessee never
got comfortable.
A key was Tennessee being un-
able to take control in the first half
when Connecticut got into foul prob-
lems.
Lobo sat out the final 11:58 of the
half after getting her third foul,
Wolters spent 3:50 on the bench after
getting her second and Rizzotti spent
the final 4:51 on the sidelines with
three fouls. But the Lady Vols never
got up by more than six.
Down by seven points early, Ten-
nessee got its first lead of the game
after Lobo left, going up 21-20 on
Marciniak's backdoor layup with 9:51
left. Davis hit a 3-pointer from the
right corner to put the Lady Vols up
26-23 and they led 36-30 after Abby
Conklin's 3-pointer with a minute to
play.
After Wolters scored on an offen-
sive rebound, reserve Laurie Mulligan
answered for Tennessee with a lean-
ing jump shot justbefore the buzzer to
restore the six-point lead.

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Trivia Answer:
Rick Leonard and Todd Marion combined for a one-hit shutout of Michigan
State on April 18, 1990. Leonard allowed a hit in the third inning, as the
Wolverines won the contest, 3-2. Marion took the win in relief.

Rebecca Lobo, the women's national player of the year, led her Huskies to
a national title with a victory over Pat Summitt and her Lady Volunteers.
Lobo was named the Final Four's most outstanding player.

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