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tr c THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1 997 5C College Basketball Free throw seals Gamecocks' win How the Top 25 Fared Men How the top 25 turns In The Associated Press' college basketball pott tared Friday: 3. North Carolina (7-0) vs. Chattanooga. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday. 5. South Carolina (441 beat Virginia Tech 74-71. Next: v. Chattanooga, Saturday. 10. Iowa (54) beat Rice I-152 Next: w Weber State, Saturday. 14 Mississippi (44) beat Long Island University W2-99. Next: vs. Ball State, Saturday. Men's Top 25 , Ui! 1 y John Thompson's team applauds Syracuse after losing to the Orangemen in the 1992 Big East championship game. Thompson's sequestering his players before NCAA Tournament play in the 1980s gave rise to the term "Hoya Paranoia." A maverick with a 6-1 0 overview The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. Melvin Watson scored a career-high 24 points, including a free throw with 3.5 seconds left, as No. 5 South Carolina overcame cold shooting to beat Virginia Tech 74-73 Friday night. The Gamecocks shot only 32 percent from the field, but still improved to 4-0, the school's best start in nine years. Freshman Jenis Grindstaff led Tech (3-1) with 18 points. VIRGINIA TECH (73) - Ray 0-2 M 0, Browne M 0- 0 6, Wheeler 0-4 0-0 0, Gulllory 2-5 2-2 7, Grindstaff 1- 15 0-0 It, Roberts 5-9 2-3 13, Dunlop 3-10 1-2 1, Har-rell 2-6 0-0 5, Local 5-10 -4 16. Totals 20-47 9-11 73. SOUTH CAROLINA (74) - Gallmen 2-7 4-4 I, Stack 4-7 54 14, McKle HI IJ-II II, Watson a-10 10-12 24, Davis 04 0-0 0, Ross 0-1 M 0, Rouse 1-1 04 X Johnson 2-4 0-0 4, Nix 0-0 0-0 0, Formanek HMO, Grant 1-3 1-3 4. Totals 17-53 35-47 74. Half lime-South Carolina 36, Virginia Tech 32. Three-point goals-Virginia Tech 1-22 (Lucas 2-5, Grindstaff 2-6, Roberts 1-1, Gulllory 1-3, Dunlop 1-3, Harrell 1-4), South Carolina 5-17 (Watson 2-4, Stack 1-2, Grant 1-2, McKle 1-3, Ross 0-1, Davis 0-5). Fouled eut-Wheeler, Gulllory, Grindstaff, Dunlop. Rebounds-Virginia Tech 41 (Roberts 9), South Carolina 40 (McKle, Johnson I). Asslsts-Vlrglnla Tech 12 (Dunlop 4), South Carolina 5 (McKie 2). Tefal fouls-Virginia Tech 36, South Carolina 16. A NA- . a No. 3 North Carolina 68, Chattanooga 38: Antawn Jamison had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Tar Heels (8-0) came up with another strong showing on the road, overwhelming the Moccasins (4-2) in Charlotte, N.C. CHATTANOOGA (31) - Conner 1-12 3-4 6, Phillips 04 0-2 0, Colon 6-16 04 13, Moore 34 04 1, Barker 4-12 04 9, Grabarlc 0-1 04 0, Walters 04 04 0, Donald 0-3 04 0, Harper 14 04 2, Begicevic 04 04 a Hutch-Ins 04 04 0. Totals 1549 34 31. NORTH CAROLINA (14) - Okulaia 54 1-2 U Jamison I-14 5-5 21, Ndiaye 04 04 0, Cota 0-4 74 7, Carter 4-7 3-5 11, Haywood 2-3 3-5 7, Sh.Wlllioms 2-7 04 4, Brooker 04 04 0, Newby 04 04 0, Sc.Williams 04 0- 0 0, Owens 1-1 1-2 4, Frederick 0-1 04 0, Berstlcker 1- 2 0-0 2. Totals 23-51 20-27 61. HiH time-North Carolina 34, Chattanooga 15. Three-point goals-Chattanooga 5-26 (Conner 14, Phillips 0-2, Colon 1-3, Moore 24, Barker 1-5, Harper 0-4), North Carolina 2-13 (Okulaia 1-2, Ndiaye 0-2, Cota 01, Carter 0-2, Williams 04, Owens 1-1, Frederick 0-1). Fouled out-Colon, Donald. Rebounds-Chattanooga 37 (Conner 7), North Carolina 50 (Jamison 13). Assists-Chattanooga 5 (Moore 3), North Carolina 16 (Cota 6). Total teuls-Chatta-nooga 19, North Carolina 9. 15,138. BNo. 10 Iowa 81, Rice 52: Guy Rucker and Ricky Davis each scored 14 points as the Hawkeyes (5-0) beat the Owls (2-6) at the Hawkeyes' Super Shootout in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa will play Weber State for the championship tonight. Weber State defeated Mount St Mary's Friday's scores . Men "east Adrian 79, Caienovia 44 Army 57, Bethany.W.Va. 31 Clarkson 74, Hamilton 61 College of West Va. 107, Dominican, N. Y. 93 Husson 94, Green Mountain 12 John Jay 74, CCNY 63 Johns Hopkins 74, Brandels 52 " Kings Point 77, York, N Y. 54 ' Manhattan 44, lona 62, OT . Manhattanville 62, St. Joseph's, L.I. 47 ',' Oneonta St. 46, Geneseo St. 44 . St. Lawrence 90, Hobart 69 Vassar 77, Union, N.Y. 74 . SOUTH Asbury 101, Clrdeville Bible 49 Barry 91, American U., P R. 94, OT x: Chowan 76, Greensboro 60 Cumberland, Ky. 06, Indiana-Southeast 66 Emory 68, Carnegie-Mellon 41 King, Tenn. 09, Berea 07 Lindsey Wilson 81, Tougaloo 55 Martin Methodist 99, Johnson I Wales, S C. '76 Milligan 76, Covenant 72 " N.C. Wesleyan 91, Warren Wilson 49 1 Oklahoma City N, Faulkner 04 ' '' Queens Coll. 95, St. Andrew's 80 " ' South Carolina 74, Virginia Tech 73 St. Mary's, Md. 75, Mary Washington 64 West Florida 17, Talladega 61 Wlngate 52, Livingstone 49 MIDWEST ... Anderson, Ind. 96, Indiana-East 71 Buffalo 70, NE Illinois 59 n Campbellsvllle 12, Indiana Wesleyan 62 - Ooane 13, Bethany, Kan. 74 LeTourneau II, Bartlesville Weslyn 79 - - Minnesota 63, W. Carolina 46 Morningslde 106, Iowa Weslyn 53 St. Louis Christian 127, Messenger 75 "' SOUTHWEST Ark.-Montlcello 31, Ala.-Huntsvllle 30 Oklahoma Christian 65, Taylor 60 Panhandle St. 95, Rockhurst 60 . TOURNAMENTS Ameritas Classic First Round ., Nebraska 15, N.C. -Wilmington 60 Augustana Invitational j i First Round Webster 77, Marycrest Intl. 64 - C. F. Parks Catawba Classic First Round Catawba 101, Allen 15 . . Coca-Cola Classic First Round Lincoln Memorial 92, Piedmont 63 Collier Tournament First Round Hanover 70, Huntington 67 Cyclone Challenge First Round t i Coppin St. 60, SW Texas St. 59 . Don Glick Invitational First Round Bridgewater.Va. 106, Capitol 44 First Bank Classic - First Round . . St. Bonaventure 59, Ohio U. 46 First Merchants BankCVC Classic .u u First Round Ball St. 99, Qulnnlplac 46 r Ji Mississippi 102, Long Island U. 99 Fox 105-Jaycae Classic) " First Round ' ' Emporia St. 01, Tabor 72 Hillyard Tournament First Round " - William Jewell 76, Mo. Southern 67 ' - Jim Rood Chamber Classic First Round Georgetown, Ky. 85, Concordia, III. 50 , Olivet Nazarene 98, Barber-Scotia 50 ,rt Lopata Classic First Round , , , Babson 99, Occidental 96 . Pepsi Cola Shootout . . . i First Round Arkansas Tech 57, Missouri-Rolla 55 Phoenix Classic Third Place r Hartford 85, Cent. Connecticut St. 72 - Piua Hut Classic First Round ' Bowling Green 89, Maine 83 Pocono Classic - - First Round East Stroudsburg 96, Wilmington, Del. 76 '. . Fayetteville St. 84, Bridgeport 74 Ricky Williams Basketball Classic First Round , ' Johnson C. Smith 80, Clark Atlanta 79 ,' N.C. Central 64, Morris Brown 57 -.. SSU Holiday Tournament First Round Brescia 74, Geneva 67 Shawnee St. 67, Glenville St. 64 Salisbury Optimist Tournament First Round f. Lincoln, Pa. 85, Shenandoah 77 Super Chevy Shootout ' ' First Round Weber St. 81, Mount St. Mary's, Md. 73 Tritv Haliriav Tournament First Round ' ' ' Ark. -Little Rock 92, Miss. Valley St. 83 The JamFest First Round E. Washington 68, Columbia 59 , Tom Roborson Classic " , First Round Jacksonville St. 86, Bethel, Tenn. 70 ' , USF Invitational . First Round Richmond 70, Samford 38 How the Top 25 Fared .; Women How the top 25 toams In The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll tared Friday: , , No. 10 Georgia (3-1) lost to Florida International 83-68. Next: vs. Florida State or Charles- ton Southern at Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday. . , No. 11 Arizona (3-0) beat Northeastern 96-49. - Next: vs. Wichita State or No. 12 Nebraska, Sunday. No. 12 Nebraska (8-1) beat Wichita State 71-i 69 Next: vs. No. II Arizona or Northeastern at Tucson, Ariz., Sunday. No. 17 Western Kentucky (7-1) beat Oregon 92-90. Next: vs. Kentucky, Monday, Dec. 8. No. 10 Auburn (5-0) beat Southern Mississippi 77-39. Next: at Kentucky, Sunday, Dec. 14. No. 23 Stephen f. Austin (3-2) beat Pacific 81- , 52. Next. vs. Texas Southern or Lamar, Saturday. ' i-riaay s scores FIU, Branzova stun No. 10 Georgia 83-68 81-73 earlier in the night RICI (24) - Johnson 3-W 34 10, Sannl 34 1-2 7, Bouoaleff 2-7 04 K Crawford 4-12 2-2 12, Wilks 2-5 04 5, Armstrong 0-2 04 0, Tyndell 0-3 04 0, Michael 04 04 0, Thomson 1-3 0-2 2, Stringer 2-3 04 6, Michaeln 2- 4 2-2 6. Totals 19-55 0-12 52. IOWA (54) - Davis 54 44 K Bowen 24 04 5, Rucker 6-9 2-3 14, Oliver 2-7 4-5 1, McCausland 24 1-4 7, Bauer 1-3 04 2, Luehrsmann 0-2 04 ft Galloway 3- 3 041, Rabenold 04 04 0, Koch 44 1-2 9, Moore 4-4 44 13, Gomes 04 1-2 1, Koberg 0-2 04 0, Helmers 04 040. Totals 2942 11-24 II. Haft ttme-lowa 41, Rice II. TtifWelfjt ooals-Rlce 6-13 (Stringer 2-2, Crawford 24, Wllks 1-1, Johnson 1-1 Tyndell 0-1), Iowa 5-17 (Galloway 11 Moore 1-1, Bowen 1-2, McCausland 14, Luehrsmann 0-1, Davis 0-1, Oliver 0-2, Koch 0-2, Koberg 0-2). Fouled aut-Mlchaells. Rebend-Rlce M (Sannl I), Iowa 42 (Bowen, Moore 7). Asslsh-Rlce 12 (Johnson, Sannl, Michael 2), Iowa 24 (Luehrsmann I). Total totih-Rlce 20, Iowa 13. Ttdinlcal-Bowen. ABNo. 14 Mississippi 102, Long Island 99: Ansu Sesay had 28 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks and two steals as the Rebels (4-0) edged the Blackbirds (2-4) in Muncie, Ind. LONG ISLAND U. (24) - Frank 0-1 04 0, Campbell 10-29 3-4 27, Dlckerson 2-2 04 4, Francis 54 2-4 13, Jones 13-30 10-12 39, Goodall 04 04 0, Anderson 3-4 0-2 6, Parker 4-7 2-3 10, Rivera 04 04 0, Piclnic 04 04 0, Fall 04 04 ft Morganstern 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 37- MMISSIHIPPI (44) - Smith 3-9 54 11, Sesay ; 11-16 54 21, Boone 3-4 34 9, White 3-5 5-5 13, Carter 5-7 44 16, Centred 34 4-4 13, Flanlgan 0-1 1-3 1, Oney 0-0 04 0, Darby 5-15 04 II, Rogers 04 04 0, Lockhart 04 0-0 0. Totals 3343 27-40 102. Half time-Long Island U. 43, Mississippi 43. Three-point goals-Long Island 1-23 (Campbell 4-12, Jones 34, Francis 1-3), Mississippi 9-11 (Cantrell 3- 4, Carter 2-2, White 2-5, Sesay 1-1, Darby 14). Fouled tut-Francls. Rebounds-Long Island 36 (Jones 6), Mississippi 50 (Carter 16). Asslsts-Long Island 10 (Anderson 4), Mississippi 14 (Carter 4 . Total fouls-Long Island 31, Mississippi 23. Technl-cal-MlssisslppI bench, Cantrell. A-6,33l. LATE THURSDAY " B No. 17 Clemson 78, No. 23 Maryland 65 (OT): Terrell Mclntyre scored 21 points, including the game-tying free throw in regulation, and the Tigers (4-2) shut out the visiting Terrapins (3-2) in overtime. MARYLAND (3-2) - Profit 4-12 2-4 10, Elliot 6-9 2-1 15, Ekezle 2-4 3-7 7, Stokes 44 2-2 12, Jaslkevlclus 34 1-1 9, Mardeslch 3-3 04 6, Morris 3-5 04 6, Ko-varik 0-1 04 0, Cephas 04 04 0. Totals 25-41 10-20 65. CLEMSON (4-2) - Iturbe 2-4 54 9, Jamison 2-4 1-4 5, Wldemon 3-4 04 6, Mclntyre 6-13 7-9 21, Buckner H6 5-7 21, Miller 4-7 04 II, Christie 0-2 24 2, Whltt 1-6 04 2, Wonl 0-2 1-2 1, Allenspach 0-2 04 0. Totals 26-60 21-34 71. HaH Hme-Clemson 21, Maryland 27. End ef re-Blatlen-Maryland 65, Clemson 65. Three-point goals-Maryland 5-11 (Stokes 2-4, Jaslkevlclus 24, Elliot 1-2, Morris 0-1, Profit 0-5), Clemson 5-17 (Miller 3-5, Mclntyre 2-5, Iturbe 0-1, Whltt 0-1, Christie 0-2, Buckner 0-3). Fouled eul-Elliot, Jaslkevlclus. Rebounds-Maryland 32 (Ekezle 10), Clemson 36 (Mclntyre 9). Asslsts-Maryland 14 (Jaslkevlclus 7), Clemson II (Mclntyre 9). total feuls-Maryland 27, Clemson 19. 11,200. Women's Top 25 points, hit a pair of free throws with 17 seconds remaining to put Nebraska ahead 71-69. B No. 17 Western Kentucky 92, Oregon 90: Leslie Johnson scored 34 points as the Lady Toppers (8-1) edged the Ducks (2-2) in Bowling Green, Ky. Laurie Townsend hit two foul shots to give Western Kentucky a 92-89 lead with 4.5 seconds left. B No. 18 Auburn, Southern Mississippi 39: Conswella Sparrow had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Tigers (5-0) over the Golden Eagles (4-2). B No. 23 Stephen F. Austin 81, Pacific 52: Katrina Price scored 23 points as the Ladyjacks (3-2) beat the Boxers (1-5) in the first round of the Dial Classic in Nacogdoches, Texas. LATE THURSDAY BNo. 24 Washington 77, Montana St. 59: Jamie Redd scored 24 points and tied a school record with six three-pointers as the Huskies (4-0) defeated the Bobcats (2-3) in Seattle. to title game Today's games STATE MEN: Florida A&M at Auburn, 1 p.m.; USF at Ohio St., 2 p.m.; Jacksonville at FSU, 4 p.m.; Georgetown at Miami, 7:30 p.m. AREA MEN: Lynn Pepsi Classic (5:30 or 7:30 p.m.); Hillsborough CC at PBCC, 4:30 p.m.; South Florida CC at IRCC 7:30 p.m. STATE WOMEN: Florida A&M in Ronald McDonald Classic at Duke, TBA; FSU in Seminole Classic at Tallahassee, noon or 2 p.m.; FIU in Seminole Classic at Tallahassee, noon or 2 p.m.; Providence at Miami, 2 p.m.; Stetson ; at Winthrop, 2 p.m. AREA WOMEN: Hillsborough CC at PBCC, 2 p.m.; Santa Fe CC at IRCC, 6 p.m. B Barry 98, American Puerto Rico 94: Andre Taylor score seven of his career-high 27 points in overtime and the Buccaneers (6-1) beat American (1-5) in Miami Shores. ' -sTw ' jr8)8a 1992 FILE PHOTO Thompson, too, has changed his tune about the ultimate priority of graduation, telling The Washington Post "I don't look at a kid who's poor, a kid who's talented, and say that I'm not going to take that kid because he might leave in one year or two years. I feel that Georgetown University has made a major contribution to the lives of Allen Iverson and Victor Page." Iverson was the NBA's No. 1 draft pick, by the Philadelphia 76ers, in 1996. Page went undraft-ed. Even Thompson's focus seemed to waver a bit last year when he applied for a gaming license to join a casino-owning friend in the operation of a lucrative slot-machine business at the Las Vegas airport. Georgetown's president, the Rev. Leo J. O'Dono-van, told Thompson he couldn't coach the Hoyas and cash in on slot-machine gamblers at the same time. The coach relented, dropping the application request. The question remains, however, if Thompson has begun to look beyond Georgetown. Earlier this year, when the Orlando Magic job came open, Thompson took a quick look at the opportunity. "I'm curious about the professional game," he said, "particularly because of the younger kids going in. By the same token, I like what I'm doing, too. I'm not closed either way." Chuck Daly eventually took the Magic job and Thompson stayed put at Georgetown, where a 6-foot-11 center from Senegal, Ruben Boumtje Boumtje (pronounced Boom Chay Boom Chay) has become his latest project. Centers of attention ' The list of Georgetown players that have gone on to prosper in the NBA is heavy on centers. The Heat, of course, have Mourning (Class of '92). Ewing (Class of '85) leads the New York Knicks. Di-kembe Mutombo (Class of '91) has the Atlanta Hawks off to one of the league's fastest starts. One look at Thompson and you understand why the coach is so good at identifying and relating to great post players. He's enormous. He was 6-feet-10 and 230 pounds during his playing days and is considerably heavier today at the age of 56. Thompson played on twoworld championship teams with the Boston Celtics. He also played on an NIT championship team at Providence College and led John Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., to two city championships. "It was intimidating the first time I met him," Mourning said. "I was almost in awe, considering the feelings I had as a Hoya fan since the age of 12. Not only that, but coach Thompson was the backup to the one of the greatest players of all time, Bill Russell, on some of the greatest Celtics teams." If there ever was an urge to practice in the low post with his Georgetown players, Thompson resisted it. Probably just as well. "He's so big," said Mourning, "that he'd probably bump us right off the court." Tonight at Miami Arena, Mourning will welcome Thompson to his home court and then get out of the way. There is business to be conducted. Hoya business. Thompson fights to keep up the standards, teaching the same relentless defense that always has marked his teams and searching for players willing to make the sacrifice. "When Iverson and Page carried such a bulk of the offense and you keyed on them, it had a tendency to disrupt their offense," Hamilton said. "They're back to playing the basketball they've been known for. Typical Georgetown, all agressiveness." Typical John Thompson, too. Over your4iead and in your face. ininWAU'0 Georgetown vs. UM RECORDS: Georgetown (3-2) vs. Miami (6-0). WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Miami Arena. TV: SportsChannel. TICKETS: Plenty remain. Call Ticketmaster at (561)966-3309. DIRECTIONS: Take 1-95 south to Northwest Eighth Street (Exit 5A). Go left on Northwest Eighth Street and arena is three blocks on the right. Thompson's views haven't changed. He declined comment Friday on Latrelle Sprewell's NBA suspension for choking and punching his coach during a practice session but said that "there's a heck of a lot of difference in what the public is told and what actually goes on at the practice court or in the locker room. Those are different types of teaching situations that people can't always understand." A national title in 1984 confirmed both Thompson's motivational techniques and his remarkable coaching skills in developing Georgetown from a 3-23 team to a championship program in a span of 12 years. A different man might have shouted with joy after becoming the first black coach to win an NCAA title. When asked how it felt, Thompson chose to growl. "When you think about it," he said, "the question is insulting. Plenty of other black coaches could have won an NCAA championship if they ever had the opportunity." Influence on Hamilton Today black coaches are in charge of Florida's two hottest college teams. Florida State, with first-year coach Steve Robinson, is ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press national poll. Miami, which beat Georgetown twice in three games last year, is coached by Leonard Hamilton. The Hurricanes are 6-0, their best start to a season since 1962. "For whatever reason coach Thompson has always reached out to help me in many ways," said Hamilton, who earned his first head coaching job at Oklahoma State with Thompson's recommendation. "He's a person I feel comfortable calling early in the morning or late at night. In the arena, we compete like the dickens, but he's kind of like a big brother." Thompson has already had a remarkable career, with 576 victories at Georgetown, 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, three Final Four appearances (1982, '84, '85) and being selected as coach of the U.S. Olympic team in 1988. Miami, for instance, defeated Georgetown twice in three tries last season. The Hoyas remain, however, the most important early gauge of the Hurricanes' Big East progress this season, even though Georgetown is 3-2 and coming off a 73-69 home loss to Villanova. "Georgetown has so much tradition that the general public will think that's a tremendous measuring stick for you when you have success against them," Hamilton said. "In actuality, every game we play in the Big East is a tough basketball game. That kind of gets lost in the shuffle." So does the drastic change in the way Thompson must maintain Georgetown's excellence. Until recently his was the only program able to resist raids by the NBA. In the past two years, however, Georgetown stars Allen Iverson and Victor Page have left following their sophomore seasons to turn pro. ' THOMPSON From 1C who routinely calls the NCAA wrong, who considered his 1996 application for a Las Vegas gaming license perfectly all right, who serves as a consultant and spokesman for Nike, just like Mike. Still, of all the passions that drive Thompson, none compares to the fierce loyalty Big John has to his players. Last May, as Mourning and Ewing opposed each other in the Eastern Conference semfin-als, Thompson was there. Watching from the front row. Dropping by each locker room for a pat on the back . and an expression of pride. Standing by. Staying close. "Alonzo and Patrick are at the top of the list of those players that I've gotten a lot of satisfaction out of," Thompson said. "It makes me feel absolutely great to see what they've done. To be competing furiously against each other during the games and still be friends, that's what it's all about." Competition and camaraderie, intensely expressed. That's the Georgetown family creed. "Every time I go to a Hoyas game," said Mourning, "all the memories come flowing back. All the good times and all the bad times, too. When I think about my development as a person, as well as a player, I realize how fortunate I was to be put in a position to receive guidance from someone like John Thompson and from someone like Mary Fenlon." Fenlon was Thompson's first hire when he took over the Georgetown program in 1972. She monitors the players' academic progress. There is no more sensitive point with Thompson, who consistently seeks scholarships for players whose admission test scores identify them as poor graduation risks. "Universities are put here to fit the needs' of society, not to fulfill their reputation," Thompson told The Washington Post in August. "If the strong can't help the weak, who can?" Stand on SAT For years Thompson has opposed using SAT scores as a basis for admission to NCAA programs, saying that the test questions reflect a cultural bias against underprivileged applicants. In 1989 he staged a one-man boycott, walking out on two Hoyas games in protest of a proposed rule denying scholarship money to athletes with good high school grades but poor SAT scores. "It never ceases to amaze me that we talk all the time about being in the education business and now we want to take educational opportunities away from kids," Thompson said. "If I were a young player, I would feel insulted." In those comments Thompson's protective nature is revealed, a trait that often draws criticism from reporters who are denied access to Georgetown players or treated brusquely by the coach. "Hoya Paranoia" was the term for it when Thompson first became an NCAA Tournament regular in the 1980s. Georgetown teams practiced for post-season games in isolation. Thompson alone spoke for the team, and did so as seldom as possible. "Us Against the World" seemed to be the Hoyas theme, a somewhat unusual approach for a small Jesuit institution serving students from 110 foreign nations. "The reason coach Thompson closed practices to reporters was that he wanted the freedom to coach his team his way," Mourning said. "It came from a desire to be a teacher and do it most effectively, whether that meant cursing at us or joking with us. He didn't want some person not involved with the team sitting in the stands and sitting in judgment." The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE Center Gergana Branzova scored 33 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to lead Florida International to an 83-68 upset victory against . No. 10 Georgia on Friday night The Lady Bulldogs (3-1), who lost all five starters from last year's Final Eight team, fell behind 15-3 in the first 3:33. FIU (3-0) led 51-35 at half time and Georgia never got closer than eight in the second half in the first round of the Seminole Classic. BNo. 11 Arizona 96, Northeastern 49: Adia Barnes scored 21 points and became Arizona's top career rebounder as the Wildcats defeated the Huskies (3-2) in the second game of the Insight Classic in Tucson, Ariz. Barnes grabbed seven rebounds to increase her career total to 729, breaking Dana Petterson's record of 723. D No. 12 Nebraska 71, Wichita St. 69: Nicole Kubik scored 20 points as the Corn-huskers came from behind to defeat the Shockers in the opening game of the Insight Classic in Tucson, Ariz. Cori McDill, who scored 10 Lynn advances Special to The Palm Beach Post BOCA RATON Kevin Griffin scored 18 points and Coy Patterson and Charles Maina added 16 each to lead Lynn University to a 103-70 victory against the University of the Virgin Islands on Friday night. Five players scored in double figures for the Knights (5-1), who advanced to tonight's championship game of the Pepsi Classic. VIRGIN ISLANDS (1-4) - Wilson 6 2-2 15, Samuel 2 04 4, Labeet 10 1-3 21, John-Lewis 2 02 4, Conner 3 0-0 1, A George 0 M 0, Watson-Willis 3 0-1 6, Scot-liffe 0 0-0 0, R. George 2 0-14, Bruney 4 001. Totals 32 3-11 70. LYNN (5-1) - Patterson 6 4-5 16, Howard 2 0-2 4, Maina 4 4-7 16, Jones 6 0-0, 13, Anders 2 O0 i Griffin 7 2-2 1, Hawthorne 3 OO 9, Connelly 2 00 5, Simmons 5 1-2 11. Gumbel 2 3-5 7. Totals 14 14-23 103. Half Wme-Lynn 55-23. Three-point joals-Vlrgln Islands 3-11 (Wilson 1-5, Conner 2-5, Bruney 0-1). Lynn 7-25 (Patterson 05,1 Jones 1-4, Anders 0-1, Griffin 2-5, Hawthorne 3-5, Connelly 1-5). Fouled out-Gumbel. Rebounds-Virgin Islands 47 (Labeet 16). Lynn 43 (Howard 9). Asslsts-Vlrgln Islands II (Samuel 3). Lynn 23 (Anders 4). Total fouls-Virgin Islands 17, Lynn 14. B Palm Beach CC 110, St. Petersburg 99: Eric Asbury had 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Panthers (3-4) over the Titans (8-4) in Lake Worth. ST. PETERSBURG (6-4) - Draper 9 6-4 29, Williams 7 2-6 19, Adler 0 1-2 1, Turner 3 3-3 10, Preston 2 1-2 5, Scruggs 2 1-2 5, Anderson 1 00 2, Dancer 1 0-0 2, Evans 6 2-5 16, Dakredie 1 4-4 6, Ross 1 00 2. Totals 33 20-30 PALM BEACH CC (-4) - Connor 2 1-2 7, Williams 10 2-3 24, Ferrelra 2 4-4 7, Arroyo I 00 3, Me-layess 2 00 6, Fenton 6 3-5 15, Hill 7 2-4 21, Asbury 10 5-7 27. Totals 40 17-25 110. Half time: St. Peterbsurg 41-46. Rebounds: SP 29 (Evans I); PB 44 (Asbury 13). Assists: SP 14 (Williams 7), PB 29 (Connor 9). Three-paint goals: SP 7-17 (Draper 5, Williams, Turner); PB 12-27 (Connor 2, Williams, Ferrfira, Arroyo, Melayess 2, Hill 5). Fouled out: Presltih, Dakradie. Women EAST , Bridgewater,Mass. 84, Wheaton, Mass. 76 Cabrinl 74, Notre Dame.Md. 65 Daemen 77, Defiance 72 . Dominican, N.Y. 85, S. Vermont 42 Hamilton 57, Clarkson 47 Indiana 67, La Salle 51 ., Johns Hopkins 74, Brandels 55 Md.-E. Shore 60, Wagner 50 , Potsdam St. 58, Russell Sage 53, OT Rider 64, Long Island U. 52 Slippery Rock 67, Kutztown 62 Vassar 48, Swarthmore 38 SOUTH Auburn 77, Southern Miss. 39 Emory 75, Carnegie-Mellon 62 Florida Southern 86, Oakland, Mich. 73 Lenoir-Rhyne 96, Limestone 53 Lipscomb 97, Michigan 35 N.C. Central 65, Bluefield St. 57 Queens, N.C. 70, St. Andrew's 55 MIDWEST Buffalo 83, NE Illinois 68 Cincinnati 93, Cleveland St. 65 Doane 83, Bethany, Kan. 74 Fort Hays St. 79, Western St .Colo. 41 Goshen 87, Cincinnati Bible 37 Purdue 75, N. Illinois 45 Purdue-Calumet 84, Trinity, III. 52 Regis 85, Fort Lewis 81 SOUTHWEST " Lamar 03, Texas Southern 68 - Oklahoma St. 63, New Mexico St. 34 Rockhurst 94, Panhandle St. 63 S. Nazarene 97, E. Central U. 72 Trinity, Tex. 63, Colorado Col. 57, OT FAR WEST Nyack 72, Practical Bible 47 " TOURNAMENTS . Best WesternCoca-Cola Classic , First Round . Cumberland, Ky. 70, Clinch Valley 65 Lincoln Memorial 78, Union, Ky. 54 Commerce Bank-Wildcat Classic First Round Utah 61, Wls.-Green Bay 55 Dial Classic In Memory Carol Eckman Tourna i First Round Indiana, Pa. 66, West Chester 64 Mlllersvllle 72, Longwood 67 Florida State Classic ' First Round Fla International 83, Georgia 68 Gene Hackman Rice Classic First Round Santa Clara 75, Va. Commonwealth 60 ' Greenville Invitiational , First Round Elmhurst 76, Baptist Bible, Mo. 25 . Greenville 65, Lincoln Christian 53 Insight Classic-First Round Nebraska 71, Wichita St. 69 Patriot Inn-Bloomsburg University Holiday . Tou First Round Edlnboro 92, Pitt -Johnstown 67 Holy Family 56, Bloomsburg 47 Pocono Classic First Round East Stroudsburg 63, Lock Haven 49 Fayetteville St 83, Bridgeport 64 Salisbury Optimist Tournament ' First Round Baldwin-Wallace 93, Salisbury St. 68 Seven Sisters Tournament First Round Mount Holyoke 64, St Joseph Conn. 59 Wellesley 63, Bryn Mawr 23 Wolf Bus Lines Tournament First Round .'fhlppensburg 91, Ohio Va'lty 59 St. Vincent 76, Shepherd 67

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