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4B - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday -- March 17, 1997


Minnesota tames Temple zone;
Chattanooga knocks off Illinois

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Sam Jacobson
hit four of Minnesota's 10 zone-busting 3-
pointers and the top-seeded Gophers cruised
past No. 9 seed Temple, 76-57.
The Gophers (29-3) did exactly what they
promised against the feared matchup zone
of Temple, which held Mississippi to a
Midwest Regional-record low of 40 points
in the first round.
Jackson was 4-for-8
from behind the 3-
point arc and Charles
Thomas was 3-for-6.
Altogether, the
Gophers hit 10-of-23
Yesterday's 3-pointers while hold-
games ing the Owls (20-11) to
31-percent shooting.
Clemson shot just 32 percent but held
Shea Seals, Tulsa's career scoring leader, to
five points in advancing.
Terrell McIntyre and Merl Code com-
bined for 31 second-half points while Seals
spent much of the game on the bench after
drawing his fourth foul early in the second
Seals, who became the school's leading
scorer during Tulsa's first-round 81-52 vic-
tory over Boston University, shot 2-for-11.
Clemson (23-9) shot just 18-for-57 from
the field, but Tulsa (24-10) kept the Tigers in
the game by making only 13-of-28 free

All-American Keith Van Horn had 27
points and eight rebounds, and Michael
Doleac scored 18 as Utah's quick big men
wore down North Carolina Charlotte.
Ben Caton added 12 points for the Utes
(28-3), who won their 13th straight and
reached the final 16 for the second straight
Tremaine Gardiner led the 49ers (22-9)
with 14 points, Dimingus Bundy had 11 and
Shanderic Downs 10. Alexander Kuehl had
nine points and 11 rebounds.
DeJuan Wheat, playing with a shoulder
injury that required a second cortisone shot
in five days, led the Cardinals (25-8) with
22 points.
New Mexico (25-8) had a last chance to
win but David Gibson badly missed a dri-
ving, over-the-head layup with 2.3 seconds
It will be the fourth trip to the round of 16
in five seasons for Louisville. The Cardinals
got a big break when New Mexico's Kenny
Thomas fouled out by elbowing Damion
Dantzler on the first of two Nate Johnson
free throws with 3:53 left. Johnson and
Dantzler made all four free throws, opening
the lead to six points.

Reggie Freeman scored 22 points and
Texas stole an inbounds pass with four sec-
onds left as the Longhorns withstood
Coppin State's scrambling guards for the
narrow victory.
The Longhorns are in the final 16 for the
first time in seven years, while the Eagles
were bidding to become the first No. 15
seed to go that far.
With the Longhorns holding a one-point
lead, DeJuan Vazquez stole an inbound pass
from Fred Warrick with four seconds left to
preserve the win. Warrick had just replaced
Coppin State star Terquin*Mott, who fouled
The 14th-seeded Mocs knocked off
another higher seed, ousting No. 6 Illinois
after stunning No. 3 Georgia in the first
UTC (24-10) held Illinois to one basket in
the final 10:09 and advanced to the round of
16 for the first time.
Against the Fighting Illini (22-10), UTC
finished with a 20-4 spurt to put the game
away. The Mocs became only the second
No. 14 seed to reach the final 16, joining
Cleveland State in 1986.
Willie Young led UTC with 15 points and
the Mocs held a commanding 39-21 advan-
tage on the boards.

Wake Forest's Tim Duncan was limited to 14 points as the Demon Deacons lost to Stanford, 72-66, yes-
terday. The All-American had an especially frustrating second half, managing to score only four points
while grabbing four rebounds.

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wound up with' 21 points on 7-of-16 shoot-
ing, including a pair of airballs on 3-point
attempts and a baseline jumper that banged
off the side of the backboard.
Rebounding continued to be a problem for
the Blue Devils, who came in having won
nine of 12 since switching to a smaller line-
up in late January. Providence had a 43-24
edge on the boards. The Friars had 15 offen-
sive rebounds, including six by Brown.
Brown, a 6-foot-6 junior college transfer
who had been averaging 17 points, gave
Providence a needed boost on a day when
Croshere, a first-team all-Big East selection,
picked up his second personal foul less than
seven minutes into the contest. He was
assessed his fourth on a charging call with
16:14 remaining in the game and went to the
Croshere came back in with 11:57 left and
the Friars leading by a point. Providence
responded with an 11-5 run, getting a layup
and two rebounds by Brown in the surge, to
go up 72-65, the Friars' biggest lead to that
stage. .
But Capel hit a 3-pointer to start a 9-2 run
for the Blue Devils. Capel added two more
baskets in the surge, which tied it at 74 with
5:34 remaining.
Croshere put the Friars ahead to stay when
he banked in a 14-footer from the right wing
at the 5:13 mark. The basket started an 11-1
run that decided it.
Brown followed with a layup on a difficult
pass across the lane by Jamel Thomas, and
Brown capped the run with a fast-break
layup that made it 85-75 with 2:50 left.
The Blue Devils got no closer than six the
AP PHOTO rest of the way.
r Thomas added 17 points, eight rebounds

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and four assists, and the Friars also got 12
points and nine assists from God Shammgod.
Trajan Langdon and Roshown McLeod
contributed 15 apiece for Duke and Chris
Carrawell had 12.
Brevin Knight finally got the best of Tim
Duncan, and Stanford ended the Wake Forest
All-American's quest for a national champi-
onship Sunday.
The Cardinal, led by their second-team
All-America point guard, outlasted Duncan
and Wake Forest, 72-66 in the NCAA tour-
nament's West Regional. Knight, who
roomed with Duncan with the U.S. under-22
team last summer and was beaten soundly in
their video games rivalry, displayed the cool
collectiveness of an NBA veteran all game
Duncan, meanwhile, had fits of frustration
in the second half, when he scored just four
points and pulled down only four rebounds.
It was the first time in six games at Tucson
that a lower seed won. Stanford, which had
not advanced beyond the second round since
winning the NCAA title in 1942, was seeded
sixth and Wake Forest (24-7) was third.
The Cardinal advanced to the regional
finals at San Jose to play Utah, which beat
North Carolina Charlotte 77-58 in the open-
er Sunday.
Duncan, who returned to Wake Forest
rather than turn pro after his junior season -
he is almost certain to be the top pick in the
NBA .draft - clearly was befuddled in the
second half. He drew double and even triple
coverage when he got the ball down low and
went 1 1:14 without scoring. '
A one point, after his pass went off the
hands of a teammate out of bounds, he waved
his arms in disgust.
That just played into the hands of the
Cardinal (22-7), who won their sixth in a

row. Knight had 19 points.
At the end of his magnificent college
career, Duncan hugged Knight and Stanford
coach Mike Montgomery, who coached the
under-22 team. He then walked off the court,
his head down, as the Stanford players cele-
brated around him.
Wake staged a late comeback, fueled by
Jerry Braswell, who hit three 3-pointers ar*
scored eight straight Deacons points in one
stretch. A 3-point play by Tony Rutland made
it 58-53 with 3:24 to go.
The teams traded baskets and free throws
until Rutland's two foul shots brought Wake
Forest to 68-64 with 23.3 seconds to go.
Knight was fouled by Braswell and the
senior point guard calmly sank both free
The first 10 minutes were about as ugly as
college basketball can get, particularly f
sloppy Wake Forest. The Demon Deacone
had only three points until eight minutes into
the game, and they got virtually nothing
from anyone but Duncan.
Stanford, despite several questionable offi-
ciating calls, jumped ahead 19-7 after 12
minutes off steals and quick penetrations.
Knight picked up the pace whenever he
could, leaving defenders in his wake; the
Demon Deacons had nobody in the back-
court who could keep up with him and sid.
kick Arthur Lee who scored 14 points.
Only Duncan's hard work kept Wake
Forest close. He drew nine fouls in the first
half, scoring six of his 14 points from the
free throw line. lie also had 15 rebounds at
the half as he lifted Wake within 25-19, even
though the Deacons shot 30 percent and
missed all seven 3-point attempts.
Stanford gave the Pacific-10 four teams in
the final 16 of the tournament. The others are
conference champion UCLA, California arid

Providence's God Shammgod lived up to his name, as his team upset the Duke Blue Devils, 98-87
Shammgod contributed 12 points and nine assists to the Friars' winning effort.

Kansas eliminates Purdue;
Iowa State beats Cincy

MEMPHIS (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 20 points
and made big plays with the game in the balance as
the top-seeded Jayhawks (34-1) advanced to the
regional semifinals for the fifth straight year. Kansas
beat Purdue 75-61.
Saturday's Pierce pulled down 12
games rebounds and stepped up after
Purdue, trailing by 10 at half-
time, edged in front by a point with 9:58 to play.
Raef LaFrentz had 18 points and 11 rebounds for
Kansas, and Jacque Vaughn 12 points and nine
assists. Chad Austin scored 17 for Purdue (18-12),
but went 4-of-18 from the field.
Mike Bibby hit three free throws in the final 30
seconds as Arizona survived a scare from the
College of Charleston.
The Wildcats (21-9) trailed by as many as 10
points during the first 15 minutes of the second half
after missing nine of their first 11 shots against
Charleston (29-3), which hadn't lost since Dec. 18.
But Bibby scored 13 of his 18 points in the final
7:16, getting the Wildcats into their sixth regional
semifinal. Miles Simon led Arizona with 20 points,
and A.J. Bramlett added 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Stacy Harris scored a career-high 25 points for

Darnell Williams led Xavier (23-6) with 16
points, and Torraye Braggs added 15 before fouling
out with 3:25 remaining.
UCLA's decisive run started with Henderson's
tap-in and ended when the forward broke free for a
reverse layup with 12:08 remaining, giving the
Bruins a 66-47 lead.
Rashid Bey scored 10 of St. Joseph's 12 points in
overtime, and the Hawks set a tournament record for
long-range shooting to win their 10th straight game.
Bey's 3-pointer with 52.5 seconds left in overtime
gave St. Joe's a 75-71 lead and set a record for 3-
pointers attempted by a tournament team with 43.
He then made four three throws in the final sec-
onds, including a pair with two seconds left that gave
St. Joe's (26-6) its final margin.
KENTUCKY 75, Iowa 69
Sophomores Scott Padgett, Wayne Turner and
Nazr Mohammed helped defending national cham-
pion Kentucky (32-4) beat Iowa (22-10).
Andre Woolridge, who scored 29 points in his
final game for Iowa, sank a 3-pointer with 49.2 sec-
onds to play to cut Kentucky's lead-to 72-69. But
Padgett, who had a crucial 3-pointer that put
Kentucky up by six with 3 1/2 minutes to play,
scored on a short jumper with 28 seconds left to give
the Wildcats a 74-69 lead that Iowa couldn't over-

Smith breaks
win record,
surpasses Rupp
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - They came from near
and far to cheer their coach on his extraordinary day.
Minutes after breaking the record as the winningest basket-
ball coach in NCAA history, Dean Smith hurried off the court
and ran a gauntlet of former players in the hallway outside the
locker room.
"I never dreamed they were all coming back." said Smith.
"That walk down the hallway was so special. As any teacher
knows when a former pupil comes back, it's special," he sai
From former stars such as Sam Perkins Bobby Jones and
Mitch Kupchak to players-turned-coaches like George Karl to
walk-ons and managers, they all saw Smith make history when
the top-seeded Tar Heels beat Colorado 73-56 Saturday in the
second round of the NCAA tournament.
Win No. 877 for Smith put North Carolina (26-6) in the
round of 16 for the 21st time in his 36 seasons. He tied Adolph
Rupp with 876 wins on Thursday with a 82-74 victory over
Fairfield in the first round.
"It had never been a goal at any point, I'm not that type of
goal-oriented person," Smith said. "Wait. I'd like to win No.AD
(this season). That's my goal."
The 66-year-old Smith broke the record at Joel Coliseum
with his adoring Carolina faithful filling most of the 14,600-
seat building just 80 miles from Chapel Hill.
Smith is 877-253 as a head coach, all at North Carolina,
while Rupp, who retired in 1971 and died in 1977, was 876-

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