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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - February 22, 1999

COLLEGE BASKETBALL
From Saturday
fAHI
Buffalo 57, N. Illinois 47
Cent. Conn. St. 88, Quinnipiac 60
Columbia 71, Brown 69
Cornell 77, Yale 65
Duquesne 86, La Salle 78
Fairfield 94, Marist 78
Harvard 87, Princeton 79, OT
Holy Cross 66, Lehigh 62
Long Island 70, Mt. St. Mary's, Md. 66
Maine 70, Towson 68
Massachusetts 78, Xavier 77, 20T
Md.-Bat. County 81, St. Francis, N.Y. 66
Miami 73, Connecticut 71
Navy 64, Colgate 58
Niagara 103, Loyola, Md. 86
Penn 82, Dartmouth 49
Pittsburgh 68, Boston College 66
Providence 90, Villanova 84, OT
Rider 86, Canisius 76
St. Bonaventure 71, Fordham 54
St. John's 74, Georgetown 66
Temple 72, George Washington 56
Wagner 78, Fairleigh Dickinson 56
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Ala.-Birmingham 70, Southern Miss. 61
Alabama A&M 79, Texas Sout 68
Alabama St. 88, Prairie View 75
Appalachian St. 71, Davidson 64
Austin Peay 80, Murray St. 72
Bethune-Cookman 70, Hampton 61
Cent. Florida 84, Florida Atlantic 57
Coastal Carolina 89, Charleston
Southern 82
Coll. of Charleston 85, Furman 63
Coppin State 74, Delaware State 63
Duke 92, Clemson 65
George Mason 81, American U. 69
Georgia 59, Louisiana State57
Georgia Southern 78, E. Tenn. State 67
Georgia St. 74, Mercer 44
Jackson State 71, Miss. Valley State 63
Jacksonville 62, Stetson 61, OT
Middle Tennessee 72, E. Kentucky 65
Mississippi State 72, Mississippi 69
Morehead St. 78, Tennessee Tech 74
Morgan St. 81, Md.-Eastern Shore 68
N. Carolina A&T 73, Howard 65
N.C. Charlotte 79, South Florida 74
NE Louisiana 67, Texas-Arlington 66
New Orleans 63, SW Louisiana 62
Nicholls St. 91, SE Louisiana 55
Norfolk St. 84, Florida A&M 73
North Carolina 67, Virginia 66
N'western St. 97, Stephen F. Austin 70
Radford 97, Liberty 68
Richmond 82, William & Mary 65
Samford 69, Centenary 61
Southern 67, Alcorn State 66
Tennessee 65, South Carolina 50
Tennessee St. 66, Tenn.-Martin 57, OT
Troy State 72, Campbell 66
UNC-Greensboro 68, W. Carolina 50
VMI 73, Chattanooga 57
Virginia Tech 58, Dayton 55
W. Kentucky 50, South Alabama 48
Wake Forest 67, Florida St. 65
Winthrop 82, N.C.-Asheville 46
MIDWEST
Akron 74, Ball State 68
Bowling Green 69, Miami, Ohio 58
Butler 50, Wis.-Green Bay 37
Creighton 73, Drake 67
DePaul 64, Saint Louis 55
Detroit 78, Cleveland State 66
Illinois State 79, Evansville 68
Kansas State 64, Iowa State 58, OT
Kent 86, Ohio 77
Loyola, I11. 64, II.-Chicago 57

Ohio State 59, Northwestern 49
Penn State 78, Purdue 70
S. Illinois 66, N. Iowa 61
SE Missouri 92, E. Illinois 70
SW Missouri St. 80, Indiana St. 67
Toledo 88, Central Michigan 74
Valparaiso 75, Ind.-Pur.-Indianapolis. 58
Wichita State 79, Bradley 65
Wright State 71, Wis.-Milwaukee 69
Youngstown St. 85, Mo.-Kansas City 62
SOUTHWEST
Arkansas 74, Kentucky 70
Colorado 73, Baylor 56
Grambling St. 87, Ark.-Pine Bluff 69
Kansas 60, Oklahoma 50
Louisiana Tech 85, Arkansas State 83
New Mexico State 84, North Texas 82
Oklahoma State84, Missouri 68
Oral Roberts 80, Oakland, Mich. 68
SW Texas 73, Sam Houston State 65
Texas 63, Texas A&M 54
Texas Tech 73, Nebraska 68
Texas-San Antonio 75, Lamar 65
Air FWET
ArForce 81, Texas Christian 78
Arizona 92, Oregon 86
Arizona State 87, Oregon State 66
Cal St.-Northridge 88, Portland St. 79
Cal St.-Fullerton 74, Long Beach St. 65
Colorado State 80, Wyoming 75
Denver 68, Ark.-Little Rock 64
Gonzaga 85, Loyola Marymount 72
Idaho 91, Nevada 80
Idaho State 71, Sacramento State 66
New Mexico 81, Texas-El Paso 65
Pacific 61, UC Irvine 51
Portland 59, Pepperdine 53
S. Utah 78, Chicago State 55
San Diego 52, San Francisco 51
San Diego State 78, Hawaii 72
San Jose State 76, Brigham Young 74
Southern Meth. 80, UNLV 78
St. Mary's, Cal. 69, Santa Clara 65
Stanford 64, Washington State 58
UC Santa Barbara 82, Cal Poly-SLO 74
Utah 88, Fresno St. 82
Utah State 63, Boise State 62
Washington 86, California 61
Weber State 79, Montana State 68
AP ToP 25 R ESULTS
1. Duke (26-1) beat Clemson 92-65.
2. Connecticut (23-2) lost to No. 15
Miami 73-71.
3. Auburn (25-1) did not play.
4. Michigan State (24-4) did not
play.
5. Maryland (22.4) did not play.
6. Kentucky (21-7) lost to Arkansas
74-70.
7. Stanford (22-5) beat Washington
State 64-58.
8. Arizona (20-4) beat Oregon 92-86.
9. Cincinnati (22-4) did not play.
10. St. John's (22-6) beat
Georgetown 74-66.
11. Ohio State (21-6) beat
Northwestern 59-49.
12. Utah (22-4) beat Fresno State
88-82.
13. Wisconsin (21-5) did not play.
14. North Carolina (21-7) beat
Virginia 67-66.
15. Miami (19-5) beat No. 2
Connecticut 73-71.
16. UCLA (18-7) did not play.
17. Purdue (18-9) lost to Penn State
78-70.
18. College of Charleston (25-2)
beat Furman 85-63.
19. Indiana (19-9) did not play.

20. Iowa (16-7) did not play. 21.
Syracuse (18-8) did not play.
22. Missouri (18-7) lost to Oklahoma
State 84-68.
23. Florida (18-6) did not play.
24. New Mexico (21-6) beat Texas-El
Paso 81-65.
25. Miami, Ohio (19-6) lost to
Bowling Green 69-58.
'M' CLUB SPORTS

RIFLE
Michigan
Central Michigan

1,816
1,597

FIGURE SKATING
Team Results from the Maize and Blue
Championships, at Yost Ice Arena,
Feb. 20-21
1. Miami, Ohio 263
2. Michigan 255
3. Michigan State 43
4. Western Michigan 38
5. Bowling Green 28
6. Grand Valley State 5
LACROSSE
Michigan 15, Michigan State 3
Michigan 27, Missouri 2
Michigan 16, Penn State 10
Call 647-3336 with club sports results.
'M' SCHEDULE
Wednesday ,E 24
Men's basketball vs. Penn State, 8
p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Michigan State,
6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 25
M Swim/Diving at Big Ten
Championships
(Bloomington, Ind.), 12/7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26
Baseball at San Diego, 2 p.m. PST
Women's basketball at Big Ten
Tournament (Indianapolis),
Hockey vs. Miami, Ohio 7 p.m.
Softball vs. Arizona State at NFCA
Leadoff Classic (Columbus, Ga.),
2:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Southwestern Louisiana
at NFCA Leadoff
Classic (Columbus, Ga.), 5 p.m.
Men's swimming & diving at Big Ten
Championships
(Bloomington), 12/7 p.m.
COLLEGE BRIEFS

But today, Minnesota is the
youngest team in the WCHA, a squad
that lacks the experience and game
savvy of teams such as North Dakota
and Colorado College, and for the
second straight season is likely to fin-
ish in the lower half of the conference.
The Gophers used to be the darlings
of the state -- "Minnesota's Pride on
Ice." But now, the program is feeling
the heat from critics in the media and
the stands like never before. Why?
"We never lost until last year,"
Woog said. "Three years ago, we
shared the (WCHA) title. So we've
got to get back up there, and some of
the critics will change their tunes.
"(The criticism) is not fun. But it's
supposed to be like a marriage. Just
do your part and do the best you can."
If that's really the case, perhaps
Minnesota could use some marriage
counseling, because the program
seems to be on the rocks.
Woog seems unsure of the talent in
the USHL, but he does admit that
Minnesota will explore its recruiting
options in the junior league more
often in the future, primarily because
the youthful Gophers are more green
than gold.
"We know we have to get older,"
Woog said. "We're the youngest team
in the league, not only in age but also
in fewest games played. And that has
added up because of the juniors."
But the fact remains that many of
the best players in Minnesota are not
going to the University.
Therefore, is a change in order?
"(Former Gopher) Neal Broten said
on (Mark) Rosen's show that I should
continue recruiting the same way,"
Woog said. "There's an NHLer. But
then the issue is why aren't we getting
the best ones?"
Would having a non-Minnesotan on
the team seem strange, after so many
years without one? Certainly. The first
non-Minnesotan to cross into the state
in about 15 years would have to be

Who: Cathy O'Neill
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
High School: Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Sport: Swimming
Year: Senior

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Why: O'Neill won her first Big Ten Championship in the 400-yard
individual medley this weekend in Minneapolis. She also finished third
in the 1,650 freestyle. O'Neill will head to Athens, GA witlisix other
Wolverines for the NCAA Championships March 18-20.
Background: Majoring in communication ... College Swimming
Coaches Association Honorable Mention Academic All-American ...
daughter of James and Nancy O'Neill ... birthday October 16, 1976.

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more than just physically tough, but
mentally rock solid. He would sud-
denly become the most scrutinized
man in the state.
But is the tradition so important
that it should not be broken? Or is
enough enough, and is it time to break
ranks and find the great non-
Minnesotan hope? "The tradition has
really been spun by me," Woog said.
"It's a self-imposed situation, and it
doesn't have to be that way. We had a
feeling that we can win it, and we
were close to it with Minnesota play-
ers for a number of years. Now I think
it's an issue that we have to get back to
the level where we can compete for
that.
Big games mean big
gains at Utah State
LOGAN, Utah (U-WIRE) - When
the Utah State football team travels to
the University of Georgia to open the
1999 season Sept. 4, its trip will earn
the athletic department $450,000. A
similar road game at Kansas State, Oct.
16, will bring in an additional
$350,000.
These "money games" are a normal

and needed part of the athletic depart-
ment, said USU Athletics Director
Bruce Van De Velde.
"We have 15 sports here at USU and
only one program brings in those king
of (financial) guarantees," he said.
"Where does that money come from?
Football."
Each year when Van De Velde sits
down to plan the upcoming football,
schedule with head football coach
Dave Arslanian and Kim Peterson, tile
director of finances for the athletic
department, he has a three-fold
mission to accomplish: 1) builIF
USU's national profile, 2) add to the
department's budget and 3) find wdys
to make needed capital improvements.
The best way to accomplish all three
goals is to face a high-profile team in a
road game on a one-game basis, Van De
Velde said.
The strategy must be working.
Kansas State Senior Associate Athletic
Director Jim Epps said Utah State has
gained recognition even in Kansas.
"USU does have some marquee value
in this neck of the woods," he said."
"People generally realize that state
schools like Utah State are real foot-
ball programs."

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(U-WIRE) MINNEAPOLIS - The
recruiting practices of Gophers coach
Doug Woog have been questioned
ever since he took the helm of the
men's hockey program during the
1985-86 season.
Following legendary coach John
Mariucci's lead, Woog recruits only
players from Minnesota to play for the
Gophers. The team has been success-
ful far more often than not throughout
Woog's 14-year tenure, making 12
consecutive trips to the NCAA
Tournament (a streak that ended last
season) and producing a pair of
Hobey Baker Award winners.

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From staff reports
Five errors by Florida and a three-
run third inning helped the No. 5
Michigan softball team to a second-
place finish at the Louisville Slugger
Classic yesterday in Gainesville, Fla.
Cathy Davie went 3-for-3 with a
double and an RBI. Earning the win
for Michigan (2-3) was freshman
pitcher Kate Eiland, who struck out
four and allowed five hits in her sec-
ond straight victory.
The victory over No. 20 Florida
lifted Michigan to a perfect 3-0
against the Gators. Beth Dieter was
charged with the loss.
On Saturday, Michigan split a dou-

bleheader with Virginia Tech, fpl
lowing a 2-5 loss with a 6-0 victgry
Michigan's first of the season. -
Pam Kosanke and Melissa Taylor
each had an RBI and two hits in the
win, And Eiland earned her first vic-
tory at Michigan with the shutout.
To open the season, Michigan lost
two games to No. 4 Washington on
Friday.
Freshman Kelsey Kollen wenV2
for-3 in her collegiate debut.
Washington's Jennifer Spediacci
lifted her record to 3-0 in her eight-
strikeout victory. Marie Barda took
the loss for the Wolverines; Eiland
lost the second game.
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