The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 28, 1998 · Page 151
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 151

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SECTION C The Palm Beach Post "SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 GOLF INSIDE ., 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 lift r "V- Janzen, Players Japan's and Lee shot ahead , i ,. Ozakl share lead TPC Joe Ozaki (left) Janzen are at seven-under 137, one of Tom Kite, PAGE 12C THE FINAL FOURS urn . m,tmmmi.l'Vrm Flight protocol: Carter can 7 Which teams will play for title? stuff an overhead recei ptacle KlrwA arrht'md in 4 if San Antonio, Gate FF, Vince CarterJ and teammates, X dlllllUg IU Ilium. H this Heel Week. 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 8V2 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 511 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 STODA 7C 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 iff - - n , V(V1 ASSOCIATED PRESS 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. ' "Vols one win tro m perfection The Volunteers crush Arkansas BBSS and advance to Sunday's title game with a 38-0 record. . .. . V w S" " ..:." ' V ' f ' . r ' " v ' "' - ' ' ' - r 1 ' .7 '-j c; i 4 V "- - I ,' wH-WT . ' " - y ' y . .. - 'A -I ; 1- '"' v f 1 ; . I r; - By Cheryl Rosenberg ' Palm Beach Post Staff Writer . , , . KANSAS CITY, Mo. Now,, all that's left ;is Louisiana Tech. J 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 usitfl strengths, the Meeks: Chamique Holdsclaw (23 points), Semeka Randall (22) and Tamika Catchings (13). 5 The victory gives Tennessee a 38-0 record andfa 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 m 1995 when it won the title. J Arkansas, at No. 9, was the lowest seed in tfj.e tournament. It knew what to expect from the Volj: 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, 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. 1 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 half, 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 1 1 turnovers to Arkansas' 22. J. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS semifinal win. Louisiana Tech will face Tennessee in Sunday's final in a rematch of a game this season in which the Vols won 75-61. STORY, 6C REACHES FINALS: Louisiana Tech's LaQuan Stall- LOUISIANA TECH N.C. State's Tynesha Lewis in the Techsters' 84-65 worth drives into Conlon a big lift It's Rios (could be 1) vs. Agassi ('will be 1') j" ' (' 1 i i UPTON .... .- - i against old team as Heat win easily By Tom D'Angelo Palm ft 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," Heat coach Pat Kiley said. "I think the initial reaction to Marty By Elizabeth Clarke Palm beach Post 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. I le 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 hardlv attempted to reach it. "You finally get there and you execute it," Agassi said. "It feels very good." 1 fUasf s UPTONX." TV: 1:30 p.m.. WPEC-12, WFOR-4 INSIDE: Venus Williams of Palm Beach Gardens faces Anna Kournikova for the women's Siing'es t;t!e today. 9C AU.EN f vESTOMt, 'Sts' PfoiograPh Ch'lea Marceio Ros will be either No. 1 or 2 by the end of Sunday's men's f.nal against Andre Agassi at The Lipton Championships. Fnday he beat Tim Henman. 11, as. $ff HIMSC

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