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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, December 4, 1995 - 98

Kentucky holds off Indiana rallies; defendhn
champ UCLA loses toJayhawks, 85-70

The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - Kentucky is
still No. 1, at least against Indiana.
Antoine Walker scored 24 points
and Derek Anderson added 18 as the
Wildcats, rebounding from a loss to
Massachusetts, held off repeated In-
diana surges and beat the Hoosiers
89-82 Saturday.
Kentucky (2-1) took leads of 14
points in the first half and 10 points in
the second half. Indiana (2-3) closed
within one point 10 times but couldn't
take advantage of several opportuni-
ties for the lead.
A basket by Walker and consecu-
tive 3-pointers by Anderson pushed
the lead to 71-64 midway through the
second half, and Indiana never came
closer than four points the rest of the
The Wildcats scored 10 of their
final 16 points from the free-throw
line, including four by Anderson.
Kentucky, also No. 1 when it lost to
Indiana in Indianapolis two years ago,
was beaten 92-82 by No. 5 Massachu-
setts Tuesday, its second straight in-
consistent game and a loss that likely
will cost the Wildcats the No. 1 spot
AP PHOTO in the next Associated Press poll.

Kansas 85, UCLA 70
Jacque Vaughn and Billy Thomas
triggered a second-half rally as No. 2
Kansas --trailing by 15 at the half-
outscored UCLA by 30 after inter-
mission and rolled past the Bruins 85-
70 Saturday.
UCLA (2-3), the defending national
champions who had never lost to Kan-
sas in eight games, shocked and si-
lenced the sellout crowd by seizing a
41-26 first-half lead over the cold-
shooting Jayhawks behind Charles
O'Bannon and Jelani McCoy.
But Kansas (3-0), winning its 23rd
straight home opener, took charge at
once in the second halfand went ahead
55-54 with 10:31 left on a layup by
Vaughn that capped a 13-1 run.
Vaughn, a junior point guard, had
four points and two assists in the take-
charge run and Thomas had five
The Jayhawks, who hit only four of
eight free throws in the first half,
drilled 14 straight down the stretch,
handing UCLA its first loss to a Big
Eight team since 1962, a span of 22
games. The rally also marked Kan-
sas' 60th victory in its last 61 home
games in November and December.

Kansas shot just 33 percent for the
half but wound up shooting 47 per-
cent for the game while thoroughly
dominating the second half.
Villanova 83, St. John's 68
Kerry Kittles had 28 points and 10
rebounds as No. 3 Villanova, playing
without 6-11 center Jason Lawson
and 6-9 power forward Chuck
Kornegay, still had enough to beat St.
John's 83-68 Saturday night.
Lawson and Kornegay were serv-
ing one-game suspensions for fight-
ing in Wednesday's 70-63 victory over
Bradley, but St. John's was unable to
exploit Villanova's lack of size.
Junior Alvin Williams added a ca-
reer-high 22 for Villanova (4-0), while
St. John's (2-2) was led by Zendon
Hamilton, who had 21.
Massachusetts 50, Maryland 47
Marcus Camby scored the game's
final three points and No. 5 Massa-
chusetts held No. 19 Maryland to one
basket in the final I1 minutes in a 50-
47 comeback victory Saturday.
Massachusetts, coming off a sea-
son-opening victory over No. 1 Ken-
tucky, trailed 28-12 in the first half
and by 13 points with 15 minutes left
before rallying to win. Camby hit a

baselinejumper with 1:59 left to make-
it 49-47, then made a free throw with
6.7 seconds left for the final margin.
Maryland had one final chance to
force overtime, but Johnny Rhodes
badly missed a 22-footer at the buzzet.
Georgetown 86, West Virginia 83
No. 6 Georgetown overcame a 12-
point deficit in the final 2:34 ofregu-
lation and Boubacar Aw had five
points and two steals in overtime as
the Hoyas spoiled West Virginia's
Big East Conference debut 86-83 on
West Virginia (1-2, 0-1) led from
the 15:38 mark of the first half and by,
as much as 13 before Georgetown.
used a 19-7 run to send the game into
overtime at 76-all on a layup by Allen
Iverson with five seconds left.
The lead changed hands three times
in the extra period. Georgetown (5-I,
1-0) took the lead for good at 81-80,
with 41 seconds left when Othella
Harrington scored underneath offa
steal by Joseph Touomou.
West Virginia pulled to 84-83 with
two seconds left on a 3-pointer by
Seldon Jefferson, but Iverson sealed
the victory with two free throws after
he was fouled on the inbounds pass.

Kentucky slam dunked Indiana at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

Tired women's swimmers
come up short against rivals

By Marc Lightdale
Daily Sports Writer
Great athletes can handle disappoint-
ment without letting it ghake their con-
The women's swim1iing team and
their coach Jim Richardson adopted
this saying to boost the team's morale
after its fatigue-ridden performance in
Texas this weekend.
Although Michigan ,held its own
against the likes of Southern Cal and
Stanford, the Wolverines swam tired
throughout the meet due to their rigor-
ous training regimen.
"Most of us were not- rested for the
meet, but we stepped up and swam
fast," Leslie Hawley said.
Swimming is unlike otter sports be-
cause it concentrates ,bn building
stamina for the long-term which results
in sacrificing scores inthemiddle of the
'"It has been a pretty slow meet,"
Richardson said. "Our performance has
been slower compared to this time last
year. I think Stanford, Texas and USC
are also swimming slower."
The Texas Invitational did not keep
team scores, but Richardson put the
team's performance in perspective.
"Stanford is probably out in front,"
Richardsonsaid. "It's atoss-up between
us and USC."
Although Michigan's performance
was hampered by fatigue, certain indi-
viduals, such as Melissa Stone, achieved
career bests. She finished third in the

50-meter freestyle with a time of26.69.
In addition, she added a stellar perfor-
mance in the 100-meter backstroke fin-
ishing third with a career-best mark of
1.05.08. Stone also had an excellent
outing in the 200-meter backstroke
"My goal has been to try to make
Olympic trials," Stone said. "I missed it
this summer."
Richardson praised Stone's perfor-
mance, but explained that she had been
aided by rest in contrast to many of the
other swimmers.
"She's swimming faster than she ever
swam," Richardson said. "To swim a
lifetime best in the first semester is a
very good sign."
Stone found that the time off gave her
an added boost.
"When you rest, you gain extra en-
ergy," Stone said. "You feel stronger in
the water."
Sophomore Kerri Hale chipped in a
stellar performance by taking third in
the 200 butterfly.
"For right now, it was a pretty solid
swim," Hale said. "We just need to
concentrate on keeping our training up."
Freshman Kathy O'Neill swam her
season best times in the same event. She
finished fifth in the 200 butterfly with a
time of (2.39).
Richardson attempted to explain the
fine line that exists between rigorous
training that aids the team's stamina
and training that leads to exhaustion.
"This is a sport where you spend the

entire year training," Richardson said.
"You are walking on a tightrope. You
have to be broken down, but not too
broken down that you can't perform."
The intense training regimen is en-
dured because of the desire to build
stamina for the NCAA Championships
at the end of the year.
"We have a chance to swim faster
because we have made a bigger invest-
ment in training," Richardson said.
The intense training resulted in a
number ofteam injuries and sicknesses.
Currently, All-American Alegra Breaux
has tendinitis preventing her from swim-
ming the breaststroke. Rachel Guston
has suffered from a shoulder ailment
and Jen Eberwine is recovering from
Overall, the team felt satisfied with
its performance and is optimistic for the
rest of the season.
"We all hung in there," Hale said.
"We came out with some really good
results. Come March, we will be ready
to swim fast."

The Michigan women's swimming team is looking toward the Olympic trials. WALKER VANDYKE/day

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