Tyrone Daily Herald from Tyrone, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1988 · Page 4
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Page Four Tyrone Daily Herald, Thursday, January 21,1988 Huntingdon Downs Tyrone Girls, 49-31 BASKETBALL SCOWS The Tyrone Golden Eagle girls' basketball team dropped to a 5-9 record Wednesday night at the ovnpnse of the Lady Huntingdon 552. r ?§t?; 49-31, boosting Huntingdon's record to 8-4. The loss broke a four-game winning streak by the Lady Eagles. Turnovers killed the Eagles. They had 28 in the game, 13 in the first quarter. The Bearcats came out shooting, putting up 17 to Tyrone's 2 in the first quarter. Huntingdon put up their 17 in the first eight minutes of the game, trying to put as much distance between them and the Eagles as possible and as soon as possible. The strategy worked. The half ended with the 'Cats going into the locker room holding a 27-8 lead. Tyrone's shooting was only 29 percent, 11 for 54 from the field with 36 rebounds. Huntingdon's 37 percent shooting, 20 for 54 from the field, with 33 rebounds. Tyrone blocked 10 shots but the Bearcats had 20 steals. Tobie Haverstein was the Eagle's top shooter. She had eight field goals, was l-for-3 in the foul shooting category for 17 points. Vanessa Packer had two field goals, was 2-for-2 in foul shooting for six points. Beth Dutrow, Debbie Derman, Brandy Sanford and B. DelGrosso all chalked up two points each for the Eagle effort. Huntingdon is now 4-0 in the league. Their win against the Eagles sets up a showdown Friday at Spring Mills with the league's co-leaders, Penns Valley. —VARSITY GIRI.S— Tyrone Cg f-fa tot. Haverstein 8 1-3 17 Dutrow 0 2-10 2 Derman 0 2-2 2 Sanford 1 0-0 2 Packer 2 2-2 6 Futrick 0 1-1 0 B. DelGrosso 0 2-2 2 Diefenderfer 00-0 0 R. DelGrosso 00-0 0 Neugebauer 00-0 0 Totals 11 9-19 -I" Huntingdon fg f-fa tot. Buckley 8 0-1 16 Feagley 4 2-4 10 Scialabba 30-0 6 Cook 20-0 4 Lang 1 0-0 2 Lakso 1 5-6 7 Gargula 0 2-2 2 Mowchan 00-0 0 Cunningham 1 0-0 2 Totals 20 9-13 49 Score by Periods: Tyrone 2- 6- 8-15-31 H-don 17-10-12-10-49 Jayvcc Score: Tyrone - 45, H-don - 23. College Basketball: Florida Upsets Kentucky, 58-56 One of UPI's co-No. 20s proved Wednesday night it belonged in the rankings, while the other gave evidence it was a pretender. Florida outmuscled No. 3 Kentucky 58-56 at Lexington while North Carolina State was surprised by out-manned Wake Forest. "We're on the rise from now on," said Florida's 7-foot-2 sophomore Dwayne Schintzius, who had 18 points and combined with Vernon Maxwell, who had 19, to help the Gators improve to 12-4 overall and 4-1 in the Southeastern Conference. Florida used an aggressive defense to limit the Wildcats to 28 percent shooting from the field (16 of 57). Playing without their top rebounder, freshman Livingston Chatman, who is recovering from knee surgery, the Gators still outrebounded Kentucky 40-33. "It was a fiercely fought basketball game," Kentucky Coach Eddie Sutton said. "They really kicked us on the boards. You can't shoot 13 for 56 and expect to beat anyone." The Wildcats dropped to 12-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference. At Greensboro, N.C., Cal Boyd hit a 3-point shot and two free throws in the final 20 seconds to rally Wake Forest to a 71-67 victory. The Demon Deacons, 6-8 overall and 1-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, have lost Darric Keys and Robert Siler to injuries, and center Greg Keith, forward Charlie Thomas and guard Rod Watson to transfers. They have also suffered surprise losses to Winthrop and Coastal Carolina. "Any past game is past history for us," Wake Forest Coach Bob Staak said. "Everything is a one-game approach with us. Our players really focused in on what they needed to do tonight. "I just can't be any happier than I am right now. We did a great job of executing in lategame situations." Sam Ivy led Wake Forest with 25 points, Tony Black added 15 and Boyd had 13. The Wolfpack, 10-3 and 2-1, was paced Vinnie Del Negro with 20 points. Charles Shackleford had 14 and Chucky Brown 13. "I'd like to congratulate my good friend Bob Staak on a well-earned victory and I feel happy for him," Wolfpack Coach Jim Valvano said. "I'm disappointed that we couldn't stand the prosperity of a 5-point lead and the basketball with 1:09 to play." The other ranked team to lose was No. 15 Georgetown, which dropped its third straight Big East game, 65-58 to St. John's at Landover, Md. The Hoyas have lost three straight for the first time since the 1981-82 season, occupy last place in the conference and are off to their worst start in Big East play since they joined the league nine seasons ago. "What do the pros tell the Celtics if they have a bad day or two bad days?" asked Hoyas Coach John Thompson, who played for the NBA's Boston Celtics in the 1960s. "Keep playing. You do what you do and you try to do it a little bit better." Added the U.S. Olympic Coach: "One of the things that I have felt good about with the kids and teams that I've had in the past is that we've overcome adversity. We're certainly accustomed to winning, but we certainly have lost before. So it's not a thing that we're going to go in and dissect." Michael Porter, a junior college transfer who grew up in nearby Alexandria, Va., scored 21 points and sparked a decisive second-half surge for St. John's, 11-3 overall and 2-2 in the conference. Elsewhere in the Top 20, No. 4 Purdue tripped Michigan State 78-67, No. 11 Oklahoma dumped Colorado 96-76 and No. 12 Iowa State trampled Nebraska 114-76. At West Lafayette, Ind., Todd Mitchell scored 21 points to help Purdue extend the longest winning streak in major college basketball to 15 games. The Boilermakers improved to 16-1 overall and 6-0 in the Big Ten. The Spartans fell to 6-9 and 1-4. At Boulder, Colo., Harvey Grant scored 24 points and Stacey King added 21 to enable Oklahoma improve to 15-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Eight. Ricky Grace, who finished with 19 points, scored 12 points in a 16-2 second-half spree that broke the game open. At Ames, Iowa, Jeff Grayer scored 37 points as Iowa State tied the school record for largest margin of victory with its 38-point romp. Lafester Rhodes added 23 points for the Cyclones, 16-2 and 2-0 in the Big Eight, and Elmer Robinson 11. Neither players started after reporting late for the game. BOYS' BASKETBALL ' Hyndman 58, Shanksvllle-Stonvcreek 55 Du Bols Central Christian 64, Glendale 60 Forbes Road 71, Wllllamsburo 61 Trl-Countv League Central Cambria 65, Rlchland 39 Penn Cambria 72, Forest Hills 64 Mld-Alleghenles Conference Altoona 53, Hollldaysburg 35 Northern Cambria North Penns Manor 87, Harmony 46 GIRLS' BASKETBALL Laurel Valley 62, Blalrsvllle 38 Blackllck Valley 47, Purchase Line 35 Indiana 57, Butler 54 Huntingdon 49, Tyrone 31 Trl-Countv League Central Cambria 61, Rlchland 51 Forest Hills 37, Penn Cambria 35, OT Westmont Hilltop 60, Cambria Heights 49 Johnstown Vo-Tech 44, Llgonler Valley 41 Appalachian East Ferndale 76, United 43 ' Somerset County League Conemaugh Twp. 99, Turkevfool Valley 31 Tuesday's College Basketball Results Kast American Intl. 68, Merrimaek 65 ncntlcy 7(>. Springfield 70 Buffalo St. 71. Frcdonia 65 CCNY 75, Ruruch 70 Carnegie-Mellon 80. Thiul 77 Colgate 73, Vermont 68 Daniel Webster 80. Emerson 68 F.dinboro 76, Indiana (Pa.) 7U Franklin Pierce Ml. St. Josephs (Vt) 711 Gannon 08, Mercyhurst 82 Juniatu 87, Messiah 67 Kutztown HI, F. StroudsburK 51) LchiKh 77. Hofstra 63 Lock Haven 72, Clarion 67 Manbattanville !I3, Vassar 81 Marist 67. Monmouth 66 OT Muhlcnbcrg 87, Gettysburg 68 New Haven 72, Lowell 65 New York Tech 75, York 68 New Hampshire B6, S. Connecticut 68 New Jersey Tech 87, NY Poly Tech 57 Quinnipiac !)8. Bryant. 72 RPI 72, Skidmore 61 Rider UK. Mucknell 80 SUNY Albany 80. Montelair 60 Siena 86. Northeastern 72 Slippery Kock 89. Pitt-Johnstown 7(1 St. John Fisher 6-1, Elmira 63 Staten Island 106, John Jay 86 Ursinus 83, Haverford 50 Villanova liu, Connecticut 58 Wagner 78, Loyola IMd.l 68 Washington & Jefferson 71, Bethany 65 Waynesburg 78, Saint Vincent 61) South Clcmson 76, Furman 65 Concord 82, W. Virginia Tech 80 Florida 58, Kentucky 56 George Mason 82, William & Mary 61) Glenville 76, W. Virginia St. 72 Hampton 100. Elizabeth City St. 1)11 James Madison 58, Richmond 54 I.. Memorial 81. Virginia Union 80 Miami 64, Coppin St. 54. Norfolk St. DO. Fayetteville 65 S. Carolina 88, Campbell 71 Shepherd 107, Salem 1)7 Tennessee 75, Auburn 64 Tennessee St. 1)1), Morehead St. 88 Va. Commonwealth 61. So. Florida 53 Virginia 84. Maryland 72 W. Carolina 81, Greensboro 58 Wake Forest 71, N.C. State 67 West Liberty 70. Aids. Broaddus Ii8 Wheeling 78, Davis & F.lkins 55 Midwest Adrian 1)1. Kalamazoo 80 2OT . Allegheny 68. Case Reserve 55 Central Michigan 72. Ball St. 51 Concordia iWis.) 73, Lakeland 67 Defiance 78. Findlay 72 OT Detroit 04. John Carroll 87 E. Michigan 75, Kent St. 70 Heidelberg 611. Wittenberg 62 Illinois St. 72. Indiana St. 64 Illinois Tech 00. St. Francis 611 Iowa St. 114, Nebraska 76 Kansas Wesleyan 60, Bethany 50 Louisville 01, Cincinnati 80 OT Moorhead St. 101, Southwest St. 1)2 Muskingum 61. Mount Union 57 NE Missouri H4. Lincoln 611 Northwestern 65, Minnesota 61 Oberin 80, Kenyon 64 Ohio U 80, Miami 76 Ohio Northern 64, Marietta 63 Olivet 85. Albion 80 Purdue 78. Michigan St. 67 Rockford 100, Trinity Christian 86 Siena Heights 06. Concordia 73 St. John's 72. St. Olaf 60 Toledo 06. Northern Illinois 72 Vitcrbo 76. Carroll 67 W. Michigan 74. Bowling Green 71 Wright St. 03. Youngstown St. 63 Southwest Arkansas 70. Baylor fi'2 LSU 67. Alabama 52 Nicholls St. 68. Miss. Valley 67 TCU 55, Texas Tech 52 Texas A&M 75, Rice 70 UTSA 84. St. Mary's 74 West Claremont 80, Lavcrnc 73 I.infield 81. Lewis and Clark 80 MAT MENU -THURSDAY- MO Valley at Bellwood-Antis State College at Tyrone Penns Valley at H-don Altoona at B.E.A. Bedford at Ml. Union Tussey at South. H-don Central Cambria t Central Bellefonte JHS at Tyrone JHS, 4p.m. Kish. at Chief Logan — FRIDAY — Clearfield at Hollidaysburg Lewistown at Lock Haven Redskins'Jump To Super Bowl XXII Typified Season 33rd Annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show Opens Feb. 6 HAKK1SBURG — Both professional and amateur callers alike will display their skills during the 33rd Annual Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. The 1988 Show, slated for February 6 through 15 at the State Farm Show Building, Harrisburg, is expected to draw many of the top callers from throughout the U.S., acording to show officials. Headlining the competitions this year is the Lev! Garrett All-American Turkey Calling National Championship, to be held February 7, 1988, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show has traditionally hosted one of the three regional Levi Garrett qualifying rounds. "With the national championship in Harrisburg this year, we're certain to have the very finest callers on hand. That ensures an even more exciting event for the folks visiting the show," said Joel Davis, the show's manager. Over twelve thousand dollars in prize money will be awarded and the First, Second, and Third Place calles each receive a trophy, according to contest coordinator Bob Clark. Required calls for the event include the tree call, old hen yelp, old gobbler yelp, kee-kee run and the fly down cackle. Pennsylvania Turkey Calling Contest Competitors for the 13th Annual Pennsylvania Turkey Calling Contest will get their chance on Tuesday, February 9, 1988, at 5:00 p.m. in the Small Arena. The event is sponsored by the Mitchaux - Yellow Breeches Local Chapter of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Both friction calling and mouth calling competitions are offered in the adult division. A special youth class for callers under age 16 is also available. First Place adult winnes receive $200 and a trophy while Second Place winners are awarded $100 and a torphy. Third Place winnes will collect a $50 prize plus a trophy. Callers placing fourth and fifth also receive trophies. The top three youth winners each take home a trophy and a merchandise prize. Adult mouth calls for the contest include the yelp of an old hen, cluck and purr, kee-kee run, and mating call. Contestants for friction calling must perform purrs, hen yelps, cutting of a turkey and demonstrate how to call a spring gobbler. Contest participants must register before 5:00 p.m. outside the show office and should assemble in the Seminar "C" area no later than 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $10 for adults, while youth callers participate without charge. Calls for the youth contest are the same as the adult mouth calls. Open Duck and Goose Calling Offered Another major contest offered during the show is the open Duck and Goose Calling Contest slated for Wednesday, February 10, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Small Arena. The competition is sponsored by the Susquehanna River Waterfowlers Association. First, Second, and Third Place winners each receive a trophy along with a $100, $50 and $25 cash prize respectively. Fourth and Fifth place winnes also receive a trophy. A $2.00 registration fee is charged for each contestant and registration begins at 5:00 p.m. More information is available by contacting Ty Turner, RD 1, Box 170, . New Columbia, PA, 17856, phone (717) 538-9381. The largest show of its kind in the United States, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show features over 900 exhibits on hunting, fishing, boating, camping and travel. Various competitions as well as a wide range of instructional seminars are planned throughout the show. The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show runs a full. 10-day schedule that allows visits to take advantage of the extended President's Day weekend. Show hours are: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m., and.Monday, Feb. 15, President's Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. By WILL DUNHAM UPI Sports Writer WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Washington Redskins advanced to a Jan. 31 date in Super Bpwl XXII opposite the Denver Broncos with an NFC Championship triumph that typified a season of narrow victories and wild endings. 161 Nations Have Entered Olympics SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) —The flags of 161 member nations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began flying at the Olympic Center in Seoul Wednesday. The flags raised in a ceremony at the center in eastern Seoul represent nations who have entered the 24th Olympic Games to be held Sept. 17 through Oct. 2. They will be lowered after the games close. "The Seoul Summer Olympics started in effect today," Prime Minister Kim Chung-yul said in a speech at the ceremony. "We believe that the Seoul Olympic Games will be a grand festival of mankind in its true sense." Park Seh-jik, head of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee, said at a press conference the largest number of countries, athletes and officials in the 100-year history of the modern Olympic Games will gather in Seoul. He said he is confident the Seoul Summer Olympics will be "a truly magnificent celebration of unity and understanding for all peoples of the world — from East and West, North and South." "This global reaffirmation of the true Olympic spirit at this stage in the history of the Olympic Movement will help us put many of the problems in the international community behind us and allow us to march forward proudly towards a new age of harmony," he said. Of the 167 IOC member nations, six have failed to send in entries. They include North Korea, Cuba, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Albania, and the Seychelles. North Korea said it was boycotting the Seoul Games because it was not allowed to be co-host. IOC offered to let North Korea stage five events in its territory, including archery, table tennis, women's volleyball, a cycle 100 km road race, and a soccer preliminary round. North Korea, demanding a larger share, did not respond to the proposal. Park said though the deadline has passed for sending in entries, countries may still attend. "We sincerely hope they (who have not yet entered) come to Seoul," he said. He said even if North Korea accepts the standing IOC offer at this stage there will be problems in preparing for the allocated events though the final decision will be up to the IOC. 49er Rice Named 'Most Valuable' NEW YORK (UPI) — San Francisco 49ers receiver Jerry Rice, who set NFL records for touchdown catches this season despite playing in just 12 games because of the NFL strike, Tuesday was named the league's Most Valuble Player by the Professional Football Writers of America. Rice, 25, became the first receiver to capture the Schick Trophy, now in its 13th year. Last year, New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor was the first player other than a running back or quarterback to win the award. The NFC's 1985 Rookie of the Year out of Mississippi Valley State, Rice set NFL records in 1987 of most touchdown receptions overall (22) and in consecutive games (13). He began the streak last season. Rice said he was honored to win the award, but added not reaching the Super Bowl made his season a disappointment. "It's really tough," Rice said. "We thought we were peaking at the right time. Against Minnesota (in the playoffs) we played well, played hard — things just didn't work out." Rice predicted Washington's defense will stop Denver's passing game in Super Bowl XXII. "I'm going for Washington," Rice said. "They have a great secondary — and besides, I gotta stay in the NFC. "But the Broncos are a great team. They have three great receivers and they have John Elway who is amazing — I've never seen a quarterback like him." Asked if he is the league's best receiver, Rice thought a moment then said: "I feel like I work at being the best." Rice, however, praised Minnesota's Anthony Carter, who set an NFL playoff record for receiving yardage in the Vikings' upset playoff victory over the 49ers. "I wish we would have double-teamed that guy," Rice said. "But Anthony's their No. 1 man, I'm not. I'm not gonna see the ball each play. We'have other weapons." Despite being one of several San Francisco weapons this season, Rice managed to make his mark on the game. "This is a great honor," Rice said. "I have to thank my teammates and my wife. Overall this has been a great year for me." The Redskins earned the trip to San Diego by downing the Minnesota Vikings, 17-10, in the conference title game Sunday, escaping with victory when Minnesota's Darrin Nelson dropped a fourth down pass at the goal line with 56 seconds remaining. Discounting their three victories in the strike replacement games, the- Redskins won only two games by more than 10 points and registered their remaining 10- regular season and playoff victories by an average of four points. "We don't win by a lot of points and we don't care how we win," said wide receiver Gary Clark. "We didn't win (the NFC Championship) by a lot of points, but we're still going to {he Super Bowl." "If we look ugly, that's fine," Clark added. "We can be the ugly duckling; If we go to the Super Bowl and win, we'll become the swan." The Redskins, who beat Chicago and Minnesota in the playoffs, have been installed as three-point underdogs to Denver. Washington, 13-4, made a habit of playing close games. In fact, the team's four losses came by a total of 11 points. Washington's last meeting with Denver fits the mold perfectly. In Week 15 last season, the Broncos prevailed 31-30 at Mile High Stadium despite yielding 412 yards of offense by Washington. A blown extra point by Max Zendejas cost the Redskins the game and Zendejas his job. Coach Joe Gibbs has taken the Redskins to the Super Bowl three times since being hired in 1981. Washington's four Super Bowl appearances (following the 1972, 1982, 1983 and 1987 seasons) trails only Miami and Dallas, with five appearances apiece. Washington is 1-2 in Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XVII 27-17 over Miami. It is the second straight year and fifth time this decade the NFC East has represented the conference in the Super Bowl. Redskins quarterback Doug Williams had the worst statistical day of his seven performances this season, completing just 9-of-26 passes for 119 yards. But he threw two touchdown passes, including a 7-yarder to Clark with 5:15 remaining in the game to provide the winning margin. "I proved I could get to the Super Bowl — not that I ever doubted it." said Williams, the 32-year-old veteran of seven years in the NFL and two in the USFL. "I just needed the opportunity. Washington gave me the opportunity. There were a lot of people who spread the word that I was washed up and couldn't play any more. Some people bought it and some people didn't. This organization didn't buy it." "I'm not here to stay all my life," Williams added. "If I stay until I'm 35, then I can move on and let someone else have the job." Williams became the first black quarterback to lead his team to the National Football League championship game since the league was born in 1922 and said he felt he could help open opportunities for other black quarterbacks. "It boils down to giving them the opportunity to play," Williams said. "I hope I'm not the only one for the next 60 years." With rookie Timmy Smith again leading the way, the Redskins rushing offense outgained their passing offense 161 yards to 119. Smith, the fifth round choice out of Texas Tech, gained 72 yards on 13 carries, while George Rogers ran for 46 yards on 12 carries. Running back Kelvin Bryant, who has played three USFL and two NFL seasons, was ineffective carrying the ball, but caught a 42-yard TD pass from Williams. In his five years of professional football, Bryant has advanced to a league title game four times (1983,1984 and 1985 in the USFL and Super Bowl XXII). "I'm sure that the Super Bowl is 100 percent better than the USFL," Bryant said. Cibbs Will Impose Curfew On 'Skins By WILL DUNHAM UFI Sports Writer HERNDON, Va. (UPI) — Coach Joe Gibbs says he will impose a midnight curfew on his Washington Redskins in the final days before the Super Bowl to stop his players from "overdoing it." The Redskins, making their third Super Bowl appearance in the past six years under Gibbs, face the Denver Broncos Jan. 31 in San Diego. Gibbs did not set a curfew during his team's Super Bowl appearances in 1983 and 1984. But he said some players later privately admitted they overextended themselves with outside obligations and hoopla during the week before a 39-9 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders in Super Bowl XVIII in Tampa, Fla. "Last time I left it with no curfew or anything. This time, I'm going to make sure that from Wednesday (Jan. 27) on, our players are going to be in at 12 o'clock (midnight)," Gibbs said. Dexter Manley, the team's outspoken and outrageous defensive end who has a history of wild behavior, said he actually prefers a curfew. "I think this time I'm going to be more kind of laid back and spend some time with my family and not get all up in the media hype," Manley said. "Last time we went up and played in the Super Bowl, we didn't have a curfew and it kind of affected us a little. I think if you have a curfew, you kind of watch what you do." Gibbs said the curfew could insulate his players from extra pressures. "When you get there, I think it's very important for your players to enjoy it and have a good time," he said. "But I think you've got to be a little bit careful, like at night, that they don't get caught up in activities. "I prefer for them to spend kind of a normal evening — being with their relatives, being with their friends. I think you've got to be careful overdoing TV, radio, whatever else. I think it's just not overdoing it ... As long as you get enough quiet time-, everything's going to be fine." Gibbs said he does not think the lack of a curfew cost the Redskins a victory in Super Bowl XVIII. But he wanted to change the team's pre-Super Bowl routine from 1984. "I doubt it would have made any difference," he said. "We probably would have lost 52-0 if we'd have had a curfew," Gibbs joked. "It makes it sound better as a coach, though: 'Hey, we're going to change some things here.' We don't want to do the same thing, obviously." The Redskins hold their first practice Thursday and will drill Friday and Saturday before taking Sunday off. The team flies to San Diego Monday afternoon. "It's not a pleasure trip, it's a business trip," Manley said. Gibbs said he has strong personal feelings about playing a Super Bowl in San Diego. He played tight end, linebacker and guard at San Diego State for three seasons and was an assistant coach there under Don Coryell for three years. Later, he served as Coryell's offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, a job he left to become Washington's head coach in 1981. "To get a chance to go back there — where you went to school, you know so many friends — I think that's special," Gibbs said. 6th-Ranked Panthers Point To Oklahoma Test PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The University of Pittsburgh basketball team, ranked sixth in the nation, has the week off from the rigors of the Big East Conference, but that does not mean the Panthers are resting. Rather, they are hard at work trying to find a way to avenge their 96-93, seasonending loss to Oklahoma in the 1987 NCAA tournament when they meet the llth-ranked Sooners again Saturday (2 p.m. EST) in a nationally televised game at Norman, Okla. The Sooners are in a minislump of two straight losses. But in their first 14 games of the season, all victories, they averaged 115 points per game, breaking the century mark eight times. Conversely, the Panthers, 13-1, have averaged 78.5 points per game, but they've held their opponents to an average of 64.9 points a contest. No team has made more than 45 percent of its field goals against them, and Pitt has not allowed 100 points in 263 contests stretching back to the 1978-79 season. Sounds like the makings of an interesting matchup. "In non-conference games, everybody tries to go out and crush each other. So I'm hoping this is going to be a crush game," Oklahoma coach Billy Tubbs told a Pittsburgh press luncheon Tuesday afternoon via telephone. "That's not saying I think we're going to crush Pittsburgh, or that one team will be trying to crush the other. I just think we're going to go right after each other. If they (Pitt) want to'come here and hold the ball, tell 'em to stay home." But Pitt coach Paul Evans doesn't seem to be planning a slowdown. "If we're successful at pushing the ball up the court, I won't slow the kids down," he said. "We feel we can play with them. We should have won the game last year." Pitt made just 14 of 29 free throws against Oklahoma in that NCAA game. "If we make our free throws ,and play a little smarter in the last few minutes of the game, we win," Evans said. Tubbs admitted even though the game won't count in the conference standings, the excitement level for both teams will be high. "Any time you're playing a ranked team, you get excited," he said. "I'm sure Pittsburgh wi)l be more excited about playing us than Carnegie Tech. We're more excited about playing Pitt than Georgia State, but right now I'd rather be playing Georgia State. We need to score another 150 on somebody."

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