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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 36

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The Palm Beach Post c SECTION C INSIDE GOLF Lakes relay team sets national record Even after a stumble, team still has record-setting time in 440-meter hurdles. PAGE 5C NBA's largest crowd ever watches Jordan Bulls star doesn't disappoint 62,046 in Atlanta as he scores 34 points. PAGE 8C Janzen, Ozakl share lead at TPC Japan's Joe Ozaki (left) and Lee Janzen are at seven-under 137, one shot ahead of Tom Kite, PAGE I2C SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 SPORTS I. JjAs THE FINAL FOURS Carter has no landing gear but to happily drag Heels Which teams will play for title? Wnju arrnino in Zi t'4 v V;' San Antonio, Gate FF, Vince Carter and teammates, ' S aiming to make this Heel Week. ml Greg Stoda TODAY'S GAMES: Kentucky vs. Stanford, 5:42 p.m. North Carolina vs. Utah, 8 p.m. TV: WPEC-12, WFOR-4 THE FAVORITES: Kentucky and North Carolina by 8'2 points. THE MATCHUPS: Can Stanford's physical style .counteract Kentucky's aggressive, balanced attack? Can Utah use another surprise defense to defeat North Carolina? Post columnist Greg Stoda offers his analysis 7C UPDATES: Call 51 1 and enter code 3038 to hear frequent updates and final results of today's games. See page 2A for more details. INTERNET: Go to Palm Beach Interactive: www.GoPBI.comSportsTown Because how do you measure one play any play, no matter how stunning against a choice of where to attend college? How do you measure any of Carter's mesmerizing high-wire acts when he left Daytona-Mainland High School to become a Tar Heel in the first place? Carter was the kid who was a sensational quarterback in junior high school. In 1993, he was voted Volusia County's best player. In volleyball. He was a saxophonist. He was a drum major with enough style and grace to earn a scholarship offer Please see ST0DA7C SAN ANTONIO Vince Carter flies. He flies, though very much in the shadow of college basketball's Player of the Year and University of North Carolina teammate Antawn Jamison, around Chapel Hill, N.C., and other college towns, in a manner reminiscent of a Tar Heel icon named Michael Jordan. Is that high enough? He flies1, and a team flies with him. Carter, a junior, is significant reason North Carolina is back in the Final Foiir for the second time in as many seasons. He will fly, most assuredly into the Alamodome tonight when the Tar Heels play Utah in the second of two national semifinal games. Oh, he flies. But not so long ago only three years, in fact Carter made his most significant flight . . . and it had nothing to do with his signature soaring dunks. Hardly. . . 1 'm'liii 11 1 " tt ASSOCIATED PRESS 1111 111 'w iyt wis one win trom perfection Tennessee crushes Arkansas 86-58 and advances to Sunday's title game with a 38-0 record. By Cheryl Rosenberg ; Palm Beach Post Staff Writer . KANSAS CITY, Mo. Now, all that's left is Louisiana Tech. The Tennessee Volunteers have accomplished every goal set before them this season, and Sunday will have a chance to reach the ultimate one: winning . their record third straight national championship. Tennessee defeated Arkansas 86-58 in the second semifinal of the women's Final Four on Friday at Kemper Arena. The Vols did it with their usual . strengths, the Meeks: Chamique Holdsclaw (23), , Semeka Randall (22) and Tamika Catchings (13). m inuiuu nil' mim ii.wiw.mn i njniiijiiimj. Hi Mi,, up in i w Mmijin m i. .Mmr""rwfmt imi .1 1 .111.1 1 nun u iii.i p pm- 1 siwaiui.i . ilium 1114 mun a.iiwi j i - - r'r- ' : . ., ' ." ' . : . ' y"' - v.,', ... .......... ' t. . k,lii: , ." f i ,. ' , , .. i . ' Sr.; '-, : : ', . , , I' X t - J - " ' V.V - f -; , v . - J v ' 111 -.-J . I 1 "WQlk ...I . ,111 I HI III! I '' " " V,.. v ! . J ... , - ' r " s ' ' -': , r . . - y- ' : v ;- ' N , - -;- -.-' - - : .... ,rrr.,.. ... . JL - . .- v.-- - - . - - . - ' 6C v Louisiana Tech runs past N.C. State The victory gives Tennessee a 38-0 record and aL win Sunday against the Techsters, an 84-65 winner -over North Carolina State in the first semifinal, would make it the second team in four years to complete a -perfect season, as Connecticut went 35-0 in 1995; when it won the title. T It would also give the Vols a record six national championship. ; "It's not about us having six," Tennessee coach I Pat Summitt said. "It's about this team having one."-' Arkansas, at No. 9, was the lowest seed in the tournament. It knew what to expect from the Vols: On New Year's Day, the Razorbacks lost to Tennessee 88-58. Knowing what to expect and figuring out how to stop it are two different things, The Vols were simply too much. The only time they trailed was 5-4 with 16 minutes, 58 seconds left in the first half. Then, Tennessee went on a 6-0 run. With 6:46 left before half time, the Vols had expanded their lead to 13. Randall scored 14 points in the first half, and Holdsclaw (10) and Catchings (11) were also in double figures. Summitt wasn't completely pleased with the shot selection by her team, so at half time she spoke to her team about . . . "What was it?" Holdsclaw asked. "I can't remember, really." No matter. Any half-time adjustments by Arkansas did little to slow the Vols. Five minutes into the THE ASSOCIATED PRESS teers' 86-58 victory Friday. Tennessee will face Louisiana Tech, an 84-65 winner against North Carolina State, in Sunday night's final. Tennessee's Kristen Clement (middle) gains control of a loose ball as Arkansas' Kamara Stancle (left) and Karen Jones move in during the Volun- Please see V0LUNTEERS6C It's Rios (could be 1) vs. Agassi ('will be 1') Gonlon keeps Heat in passing lane vs. ex-Buck teammates UPTON CHAMPIONSHIPS By Elizabeth Clarke Palm hfork Post Staff Writer KEY BISCAYNE It's almost a challenge: AH you doubters, watch. Andre Agassi was up 30-love Friday night when Alex Corretja hit a drop shot a foot over the net Agassi hurled himself toward the ball from the baseline, grunting all the way. He got there, and Corretja lobbed it over him. Agassi took off again. "Believe it or not, that moment is very long," Agassi said. "You're running back to a shot where you know you're in a world of trouble and you already have in your mind what you're going to do." What he was going to do was hit a forehand winner while still getting to the ball. Corretja had thought the point was his two shots ago and hardly attempted to reach it "You finally get there and you execute it" Agassi said. "It feels very good." ' lUase set UPJ0H9C By Tom D'Angelo Palm Beach Post Staff Writer MIAMI When the Milwaukee Bucks released a list of candidates this season for fans to vote for their top three all-time teams. Marty Conlon's name appeared on the ballot SUNDAY: Rockets at Heat, 12:30 p.m. TV: WPTV-5. WTVJ-6 Conlon's inclusion was questioned by several publications, that claimed the only list he belonged on was that for the league's ugliest shot After a performance that had the Miami .Arena crowd bowing to Conlon and chanting "Marty, Marty. Marty," Bucks fans may want to recast their ballots especially those who watched the Heat destroy their team 102-77 Fnday. "I think people don't understand." Heat coach Pat Riley said. "I think the initial reaction to Marty I 1 PUast set KEAMfC . TV: 1:30 p.m., WPEC-12. WFOR-4 INSIDE: Venus Williams of Palm Beach Gardens faces Anna Koumikova for the women's singes title today. 9C - Z2 I 1 ALUs msTO'Mt 5t3f pvor Chilean Marcelo Rios will be either No. 1 or No, 2 by the end of Sunday's men's f yi against Andre Agassi at The Lipton Championships. Fnday he beat Tim Henman.

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