1.2 -The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 15, 1996
THE NCAA TOURNAMENT-
Princeton outsmarts UCLA
The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - It seemed as if
'Fete Carril had spent his whole career
-setting up this last, great play.
Thirty years of picks and screens and
sideline grimaces led last night to the
nost dramatic backdoor layup Princeton
'as ever seen - and perhaps the most
shocking moment ever for UCLA, col-
Sege basketball's most storied team.
Princeton and its retiring coach
.ocked the defending NCAA champion
43-41, getting the winning basket when
,Gabe Lewullis made the layup with 3.9
"We just knocked off a giant," Carril
- Lewullis faked Charles O'Bannon,
"iook a pass from Steve Goodrich near
-oul line and went backdoor, Princeton's
,trademark play during Carril's 29 sea-
ions at the Ivy League school.
"The one time I went backdoor,
O'Bannon went with me," Lewullis said.
"So I went back up to the top, came back
down again and he got it to me on the
bounce. All I had to do was put it in."
. O'Bannon made no excuses for miss-
ing Lewullis the second time.
"It was my fault, unfortunately,"
O'Bannon said. "It's over and done
with. I'm looking forward to next year."
UCLA, 11 times the national cham-
pion, called timeout, and officials reset
theclock from 1.3 secondsto2.2.Carril,
his face filled with his usual anguish,
argued in vain against the decision.
The Bruins had one final try, but
Toby Bailey's jumper from the corner
was an airball at the buzzer.
Princeton scored the game's final
nine points and avoided making last
night's game Carril's finale. After win-
ning the Ivy League title last Saturday,
he announced this would be his last
The rumpled 65-year-old coach em-
braced Bruins coach Jim Harrick after
the buzzer while Princeton fans rejoiced.
UCLA's Kris Johnson left the court
with his jersey over his head.
"We played with heart," Princeton's
Sydney Johnson said. "We tried to
downplay the retirement, but it was on
all our minds. We wanted to win this
one for all he's done."
The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS -Eastern Michi-
gan managed to do what no other team
has since 1955 - beat Duke in the first
round of the NCAA tournament.
Earl Boykins scored 23 points and
Brian Tolbert added 20 as the Eagles
upset the Blue Devils 75-60 yesterday
in the Southeast Regional.
Eastern Michigan, the ninth seed,
will play first-seeded Connecticut in
the second round tomorrow.
"The most important part of basket-
ball is confidence," Boykins said. "We
knew we could play with Duke. They're
not the top-ranked team in the country
anymore. Once we got past that part, it
was just a matter of going out and
Eagle coach Ben Braun said his team
might have been a little tentative in the
first half, which ended with the teams
tied at 26. But they came out quick in
the second half, and Duke never had a
Tolbert was fouled by Taymon
Domzalski on his first shot in the sec-
ond half, and converted the free throw
to break the tie.
Duke was called for goaltending 15
seconds later, and Eastern Michigan
took the lead for good at 31-26 with
"In the first half, we were looking at
the 'Duke' on their shirts," Tolbert said.
"After we settled down and played the
guys in the shirts, it was a different
Jeff Capel and Newton led Duke with
15 each, and Ricky Price added 14
But they were no match for Boykins,
who thrilled the crowd with his quick
feet and superb ball-handling'skill
The 5-foot-7 guard dished out a game-
high five assists, including'one to
Theron Wilson that gave Eastern
Michigan its final basket with 15.8
seconds to go.
"He plays with so much confidence
and heart, and that spread throughout
the team," Tolbert said of Boykins. "Hc
makes so many things happen, he makes
everything so much easier, offensively
Wilson's basket was Easte*
Michigan's only one in the final two
minutes, but it didn't matter. Duke
managed to score only twice and
Boykins made six free-throws.
This was the Eagles' first appearance
in the NCAA tournament since 1991,
when they made it to the regional semi-
finals before losing to North Carolina
The Blue Devils, the eighth se
were back in the tournament after sta-
ing home last year for the first time
But Duke has had a rash of injuries
lately - Chris Collins is recovering
from the flu and Steve Wojciechowski
has a sprained ankle - and the Blue
Devils just couldn't keep up with East-
"They're deeper and in better shape
than we are," Krzyzewski said. "Like
the old saying, 'The spirit is willing bo
the flesh is weak."'
Eastern Michigan's Theron Wilson slams home two in the Eagles' convincing 75
60 victory over Duke yesterday in Indianapolis' RCA Dome.
Purdue just squeaks by 16th seed Western Carolina
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Purdue
nearly became the first No. 1 seed to lose
to a No. 16 seed, escaping with a 73-71
win over Western Carolina.
No top seed has lost its first game since
the tournament expanded to 64 teams in
Western Carolina (17-13), making its
first trip to the tournament, had two
chances to tie or win in the final seconds
after Purdue missed a free throw with
11.6 seconds left.
Western Carolina point guard Joel
Fleming put up a high-arching 3-pointer
that hit the back of the rim. The rebound
cameoutIlong andCatamount Joe Stafford
grabbed it and missed a running 15-footer
from the side as the buzzer sounded.
Chad Austin led the Boilermakers
(26-5) with 18 points and Brandon
Brantley had 17.
UMass beat Central Florida 92-70 in
the East, Kentucky defeated San Jose
State 110-72 in the Midwest and UConn
downed Colgate, 68-59,;in the Southeast.
DREXEL 75, MEMPHiS 63
Drexel reminded NCAA tournament
teams of two things: Beware the No. 12
seed and watch out for those Philadelphia
The Dragons became the latest Phila-
delphia school topull off an NCAA tour-
nament shocker, jolting fifth-seeded
Memphis,75-63, yesterday in the first
round of the West Regional at Albuquer-
Malik Rose had 21 points and 15
rebounds as Drexel (27-3) extended the
nation's second longest winning streak
to 1 5 games.
The Dragons will play fourth-seeded
Syracuse, an 88-55 winner over Montana
State, in the second round.tomorrow.
"We're a game away from the Sweet
Sixteen and for a school like us, it's a
dream come true," Herrion said.
The Dragons continued a trend of No.
12 seeds thriving in the opening round. In
1994, Tulsa ousted UCLA; in 1993, Santa
Clara shocked Arizona.
CONNECTICUT 68, COLGATE 59
All-American, Ray Allen, scored 12
of his 24 -points during a 15-0 first-half
run that led UConn to victory over Colgate.
The Huskies (31-2) led by 17 at half-
time and increased the margin to 22 be-
fore a late surge by Colgate (15-15) made
the final score respectable.
Adonal Foyle led the Red Raiders with
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21 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks.
The victory could-prove costly. UConn
lost key reserve Ricky Moore with a
separated shoulder late in the first h ,,
and he probably will miss the rest of t
KENTUCKY 110, SAN JOSE STATE 72
Kentucky (29-2) led by only six points
at halftime, but wore down San Jose State
(13-17) with depth and pressure defense.
"We absolutely hit the wall," San Jose
coach Stan Morrison said.
San Jose trailed by only 12 points with
12 minutes left before Kentucky broke it
open by scoring on seven straight posses-
Walter McCarty led the Wildcats with
24 points, matching his career high.
"I think the thing I'm most proud of is
we never panicked," Pitino said.
Yesterday's other games
Mass 92, Central Florida 70
Stanford 66, Bradley 58
Arkansas 86, Penn State 80
Marquette 68, Monmouth 44
Mississippi State 58, VCU 51
Syracuse 88, Montana State 55
Georgia 81, Clemson 74
Iowa State 74, California 64
Virginia Tech 61, Wisconsin-GB 48
Utah 72, Canisius 43
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Deacons earned the No. 2 seed in the
bracket after winning the ACC tourna-
Starting guard Tony Rutland is not
expected to play in tonight's game
against Northeast Louisiana becausec
an ankle injury.
One Michigan player will be espe-
cially excited if the second round
matchup with Wake Forest occurs. Be-
fore the season, Taylor told Deacon
coach Scott Perry that he wanted to play
against Duncan or Massachusetts cen-
ter Marcus Camby in the NCAA tour-
Taylor is only one victory away from
having his wish granted.
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