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BASKETBALL

The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, March 18, 1996 - 5B.

Tmylor dresses
... and watcheE
enter sees no action for Blue
By Michael Rosepbrg as it had all day, drowning out ti
Daly Sports Writer two introductions of the Wake
Maybe Michigan men's basketball yawner.
coach Steve Fisher just didn't like Rob- The scoreboard eventually s
ert Traylor's suits. the last few seconds of the Iowa
Traylor, who has -after the P.A. announcer had a
worn street clothes to told the crowd Iowa had won, 8
Michigan games THE LEADERS AND LEAST POP
since breaking his g The scoreboard was not the onl3
ain a Feb. 17 car that was booed Friday. Evers
dent, was in uni- Michigan's band struck up a ch
form against Texas. Notebook 'The Victors,' many in the cro
He went through sponded with a round of boos. N
layup drills before the the other seven schools' bands re
game with his right t such treatment.
forearm wrapped up. Meanwhile, the Texas masc
Would Traylor cheerleaders tried to court the fa
play? the Milwaukee contingent. The
"Stranger things have happened," wore foam cheese on his longhor
Fisher said before the game. the cheerleaders held up foam
s it turned out, Traylor didn't enter with their Texas signs.
game. From the looks of his right DIvINE INTERVENTION: Lamo
arm, it's hard to imagine that he would of Texas, a former walk-on, star
have been able to shoot, so Traylor postgame press conference by
probably would only have been able to "Thank the Lord."
play defense and rebound. To which Texas coach Tom Pc
Even though they didn't face him, added, "Thank God for Lamont
the Longhorns heard from Traylor. Af- Then, when Penders was aske
ter the game, Traylor got into a shout- Maceo Baston's timeout, he
ing match with Texas center Sonny responded, "Like Lamont said,
Alvarado. the Lord."
What were they saying? Then came a voice from
Tjust told him he played.a good "YOU'RE WELCOME."
e," Alvarado said. No, not really.
Right, and Traylor was just telling ALL-AMERICANS: Fans in M
Alvarado he was a good-looking man. kee got to witness two first-tea
TV TIMEOuT: One ofthe nicestameni- Americans in action - Villa
ties at the Bradley Center - and there Kerry Kitties and Wake Forest
are many - is the scoreboard, which Duncan. No other first-round s
shows live television coverage as the more than one.
game is being played. This was particu- Kitties and the Wildcats have
larly helpful this weekend, because fans answer questions all year abou
were able to watch other tournament loss to Old Dominion in the first
*S es during breaks in the action. last year, when Villanova was a
But all was not perfect. seed. After Villanova won, cen
The scoreboard was showing the end son Lawson called last year's
of the Iowa-George Washington game dead horse." But Kitties disagre
Friday. The Hawkeyes and Colonials his teammate.
were tied at nine with 16 seconds left "It's not dead until we win the
when the Wake Forest-Northeast Loui- pionship," he said.
siana matchup was about to start. The Apparently, the horse is stil
scoreboard operators switched of the and well - Villanova was up
Iowa game. The crowd booed as loudly Louisville yesterday.

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orus of
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nt Hill
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cham-
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pset by

Right: Albert White
struggled offensively
against Texas, making
just two of six shots.
Below: Michigan's Maceo
Baston scrambles for a
loose ball. Texas had 16
steals on the night,
compared to five for the
Wolverines.

AWAa(8Q)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 04 A F PTS
Clack 32 7-14 0-1 4-7 1 3 15
Freeman 39 7-21 7-9 4-9 5 3 22
Alvarado 24 4-8 1-2 3-4 0 3 9
Hill 30 4-11 2-4 2-4 2 2 12
Vasquez 14 1-4 0-0 2-2 2 3 2
Coleman 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Perryman 34 4-8 3-4 1-1 5 3 14
Warmsley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Dixon 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0
Jordan 24 3-3 0-0 0-3 2 3 6
Teacn 2-2
Totals 200 3089 13-20 18.33 1720 80
:.435. FT%: .650. Three-point goals: 7-27,
9 (Perryman 3-5, Hill 2-5, Clack 1-5,
Freeman 1-10, Vasquez 0-2). Blocks: Vasquez.
Turnovers: 14 (Freeman 5, Vasquez 4, Alvarado
2, Hill 2. Jordan). Steals: 16 (Clack 6, Hill 4
Freeman 3 Perryman 2, Vasquez). Technical
Fouls: none.
Texas......
Michigan.
At: Bradley
Rogg e Freeman
of Texas
brates after
the Longhorns' J
80-76 win over
Michigan Friday.
MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
ROSENBERG
Ontinued from Page 1A
"We got the ball," Chris Webber said
after his team lost to North Carolina,
trying to piece together the five sec-
onds he would remember for the rest
of his life, "and I dribbled, and then
.. I cost our team the game."

MICHIGAN (7

Conlan
Taylor
Baston
Fife
Bullock
Mitchell
Morton
Oliver
White
Team
Totals

MIN
30
35
27
36
35
11
3
2
21

6)
FO
M-A
0-2
8-18
9-12
2-5
5-14
1-5
0-1
0-0
2-6

FT
M-A
0-0
0-0
5-7
2-2
7-8
0-0
0-0
2-2
3-4

REB
0T
2-3
6-14
7-15
0-0
2-5
0-0
0-0
0-1
4-6
2-2

A
5
1
0
3
5
3
0
0
1

FP
1
1
4
1
4
0
2
1
4

PTS
0
16
23
8
18
2
0
2
7
76

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Pizza, pizza, pizza.
There were about 900 entries to
the Daily's NCAA tournament
contest, co-sponsored by Cottage
Inn. Leaders' names will be printed
in Wednesday's Daily. Thanks to all
who entered.

.. . .

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FG%: .429. FT%: .826. Three-poInt goals: 3-11,
.273 (Fife 2-3, Bullock 1-5, Mitchell 0-2, Morton
0-1). Blocks: 4 (Baston 2, Taylor, White).
Turnovers: 20 (Baston 6, Conlan 5, Bullock 3,
Mitchell 3, Oliver, Taylor, White). Steals: 5 (Fife
3, Baston, Taylor). Technical Fouls: team/bench
(1).

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Texas Tech moves on; Boilenakers go home

The Associated Press
Darvin Ham looked down at the
splattered glass and smiled. North
Carolina was about to find out why
Texas Tech had lost just one game all
year.
Texas Tech, inspired by Ham's
backboard-shattering dunk in the first
half, advanced to the round of 16 for
the first time in 20 years Sunday with
a 92-73 victory over the Tar Heels.
With 12:06 left in the first half,
Ham grabbed a rebound and dunked
to tie it 16-16. His weight collapsed
the rim and shattered the backboard
glass, which cascaded on him and
down to the floor of the Richmond
Coliseum.
As Red Raiders fans celebrated,
Texas Tech and North Carolina were
sent to their locker rooms for 26
minutes while crews cleaned up the
glass and replaced the basket.
When play resumed, the Red Raiders
ripped off a 10-0 run, which included
two 3-pointers to take a 26-16 lead.

Texas Tech, despite owning the
nation's longest winning streak -
now 23 games - and a higher seed,
were underdogs against the Tar Heels.
Jason Sasser and Cory Carr each
made four of Texas Tech's 12 3-point-
ers, and the Red Raiders shot 59 per-
cent.
However, it was Ham, who made
all seven of his field-goal attempts.
that delivered the most crucial shot.
Third-seeded Texas Tech (30-1)
will now play Georgetown in the East
Regional semifinals in Atlanta. It's
the first time the Red Raiders have
won two NCAA tournament games in
the same year. North Carolina (21-
11) failed to reach the round of 16 for
only the second time in 16 years.
In other second-round games:
Georgetown defeated New Mexico,
73-62, in the East; Cincinnati beat
Temple, 78-65, and Georgia Tech de-
feated Boston College, 103-89, in the
Southeast; Louisville stopped
Villanova, 68-64, and Wake Forest
beat Texas, 65-62; In the West, Ari-
zona took Iowa, 87-73, and Kansas
routed Santa Clara, 76-51.

The Associated Press
Top-seeded Purdue, which narrowly
avoided losing to Western Carolina in
the first round of the NCAA tourna-
ment, couldn't pull off another escape
in the second round.
The Boilermakers became the first
top seed to lose in this year's tourna-
ment, falling to Georgia, 76-69, Satur-
day in the West Regional.
"We didn't deserve it today and we
got eliminated," Purdue coach Gene
Keady said.
Terrell Bell scored 15 points and
blocked seven shots for Georgia, which
held Purdue (26-6) without a field goal
for nearly nine minutes in the first half.
The other top seeds won their sec-
ond-round games Saturday. Massachu-
setts beat Stanford 79-64 in the East,
Kentucky defeated Virginia Tech 84-
60 in the Midwest, and Connecticut
downed Eastern Michigan 95-81 in the
Southeast.
Massachusetts (33-1) won its 10th
game of the season by six points or less.

"You have to understand we're not ;
the kind of team that beats people by 50
points," coach John Calipari said. "We"-
haven't been all year. We're a grind-it-
out basketball team."
All-American Marcus Camby wag;-
plagued by foul trouble but still got 20
points, eight rebounds and seven blocks "
for UMass, which barely held on after
building a 13-point lead with seven
minutes left.
"These are all do-or-die games, and-
you have to play that way," Camby
said. "That's the way we always play."
Brevin Knight had 27 points and nine
assists for Stanford (20-9).
In other second-round games Satur-
day, Utah beat Iowa State, 73-67, in the -
Midwest and Arkansas defeated
Marquette 65-56 in the East. In late
games, Princeton lost to Mississippi
State in the Southeast and Drexel fell to
Syracuse in the West.
In regional semifinals next Thurs-
day, it will be UMass-Arkansas and.
Kentucky-Utah. Friday Connecticut
will play Mississippi State and Georgia
will face the Syracuse.

contemporaries of similar talent have
exceeded him in stature. Grant Hill
has surpassed Webber in popularity,
even in Webber's home state. His Fab
Five and Washington Bullet team-
mate Juwan Howard is an NBA All-
Star.
Webber is forced to sit and watch.
It's not his fault; his shoulder just

LONGHORNS
Continued from Page 1B
you, this wasn't one of his better games."
The Wolverines had come charging
back from various five- and six-point
deficits, but their fate wasjustabout sealed
with a minute left.
At that point in the game, the Michigan

ines to win, they needed more time.
"The old 'time ran out' adage took
effect," Michigan coach Steve Fishersaid.
"I thought if we'd had 35 seconds more,
we would have won."
The Wolverines might not have needed
those extra seconds ifnot for the rebound-
ing effort of the smaller Longhorns. The
Wolverines grabbed 13 more boards, but

FIFE
Continued from Page 1B
yesterday, but The Detroit News reported
that he would make his decision today.
When questioned on his future in
February, Fife said only that he may go
to graduate school, that he had no plans
to play professional basketball abroad

but Fife had always wanted to be a
Michigan basketball player. His father
Dan had captained the Wolverines in"
1970-71.
The younger Fife followed in his.
father's footsteps. He played four years
for the Wolverines, and this season
captained the young Wolverines. He
averaged 4.5 points in 22 minutes per.-

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