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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 150

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The Palm Beach Post s c SECTION C INS IDE GOLF Maag leads Wellington past Vero Beach His two-run homer leads No. 2 Wolverines past No. 1 Indians 3-1. 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 nn Janzen, Ozaki share Players lead TPC Japan's Joe Ozaki (left) and Lee Janzen are at seven-under 137, one shot ahead of Tom Kite, PAGE 12C s 1 1 I SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 r' f f f , ti... -.nr. i run THE FINAL FOURS Flight protocol: Carter can stuff an overhead receptacle Which teams will play for title? SB I 1 jr Now arriving in San Antonio, Gate FF, Vince Carter , and teammates, V aiming to make H this Heel Week. ' t -7 ; 1 r IS -i - i. T- v I TTT k, V- 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 J defense to defeat North Carolina? Post columnist Greg Stoda offers his analysis 7C 'UPDATES: Call 51 1 and enter code 3038 to 4 hear frequent updates and final results of J 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 flies, and a team flies with him. Carter, a junior, is a significant reason North Carolina is back in the Final Four 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. n,,.,, I, t a - ' , ASSOCIATED PRESS WIS one .J 1 if win irom perfection The Volunteers crush Arkansas BBSS and advance to Sunday's title game with a 38-0 record. By Cheryl Rosenberg Palm Beach Post Staff Writer k 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 third national championship. Tennessee defeated Arkansas 86-58 in the second semifinal of the women's Final Four on Friday at Kemper Arena. The Volunteers did it with their usual strengths, the Meeks: Chamique Holdsclaw (23 points), Semeka Randall (22) and Tamika Catchings (13). J ' ' ' ' fx""- .-OV - - v .. '' t f t . t X 6C is Louisiana Tech runs past N.C. State i I The victory gives Tennessee a 38-0 record and a 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 1993 when it won the title. Arkansas, at No. 9, was the lowest seed in dig 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 oul how to stop it are two different things, and Arkansas just didn't have enough answers. 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. - Any half-time adjustments by Arkansas did little to slow the Vols. Five minutes into the second halt Arkansas had scored just three points and the Vols led 57-33. The inside game dominated. With 11 minutes remaining in the game, Tennessee had outscored the Razorbacks 40-8 in the paint It also had 11 turnovers to Arkansas' 22. 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- It's Rios (could be 1) vs. Agassi ('will be 1') UPTON CHWio.Nsinre Conlon a big lift : against old team as Heat win easily By Tom D'Angdo 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 Friday. "I think people don't understand." 1 leat coach Tat Riley said. "I think the initial reaction to Marty - Pkase see HLAT.SC -i 1 t I li i-j By Elizabeth Clarke Palm Beach Past Staff Writer KEY BISCAYNE It's almost a challenge: All 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." . Please see UP10H9C TV: 1:30 p.m.. WPEC-12. WFOR-4 INSIDE: Venus Williams of Palm Beach Gardens faces Anna Koumikova for the women's singles title today. 9C ALLEN EVESTONE 'Staff Poloraphw Chilean Marcelo Rios will be either No. 1 or No. 2 by the end of Sunday's men's final against Andre Agassi at The Lipton Championships. Friday he beat Tim Henman. t .Jhfciiii ii f" '

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