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'THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS MONDAY, JANUARY: B3 T COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL No. 3 ROUNDUP ^Alabama-Birmingham Jiands Bearcats stunning first defeat *By The Associated Press :i BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cedric '"Dixon scored 25 points in a brilliant display of clutch 3-point shooting Sunday night as Alaba, ma-Birmingham shocked No. 3 . Cincinnati 70-68, leaving only one A undefeated team in the major college ranks. , Dixon was 5-of-9 from beyond the 3-point arc. The 5-foot-9 point - guard was the emotional spark for UAB's biggest upset since the Blazers beat Ralph Sampson's Vir. ginia team in the 1982 NCAA tour. nament. : UAB (13-6, 3-2 Conference USA) slowed down the high-scoring Bearcats (12-1,3-1) holding Bob Huggins' team to its lowest offensive output of the sea\«son. Cincinnati's star, forward Dan;; ny Fortson, scored 24 but was frustrated all evening by UAB's col- Japsing 2-3 zone. The Bearcats' loss left No. 1 .Massachusetts as the nation's only major college team without a loss. Cincinnati's winning streak ..ended with the ball rolling out of -bounds and Huggins pleading , - with the officials that it touched a „ UAB player as time expired- I • CLEMSON 55, WAKE FOREST 41 — At Clemson, S.C. — Clemson couldn't stop Wake Forest star Tim Duncan, so the Tigers stopped everyone else. Duncan got his 20 points, 13 re•-' bounds and four blocks, but the 19th-ranked Tigers took the victo- "* ry over No. 6 Wake Forest. A " "We didn't execute," said Dun- ;t can, Wake's All-American center, '- "and they took those things, "turned them into opportunities and won the game." ' ' Terrell Mclntyre scored 15 of ;'his career-high 20 points after halftime as the Tigers (12-2,3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) held '"Wake Forest nearly 30 points bellow its average. Wake had averaged 70 points 'this season and had won nine straight since falling to No. 1 The Assciated Press Michigan's Maceo Baston (23) dunks the game-winning basket as the Wolverines beat Penn State on Sunday. UMass last month. • CONNECTICUT 79, SYRACUSE 70 — At Hartford, Conn., Ray Allen scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half; and No. 5 Connecticut won its 15th straight game, a win over No. 12 Syracuse. Allen, 2-of-9 from the field in the first half against Syracuse's 2-3 zone, scored 10 points — including a four-point play—in the Huskies' 16-4 run that gave them a 62-46 lead with 9:08 to play. Syracuse, which has lost four of its last six games, came right back with an 11-2 run that made it 64-57 with 6:31 to play, and the Huskies (16-1,8-0) called a timeout. Allen nailed a 3-pointer on the play off the timeout to restore the margin to 10, and he made it 10 again with another 3-pointer with 2:15 left. • MICHIGAN 67, PENN STATE 66 — At Ann Arbor, Mich., Maceo Baston stuffed in the deciding basket, then snuffed out No. 14 Penn State's last chance with a blocked shot as No. 20 Michigan won, handing the Nittany Lions their first defeat. Penn State (13-1, 4-1 Big Ten) had taken a 66-65 lead on a short jumper by Donovan Williams with 24 seconds remaining. UM (14-4,4-1) inbounded with 16 seconds left, and Travis Conlan found Baston alone under the basket for the slam that put the Michigan on top with nine seconds to go. • AUBURN 95, LSU 87 — At Auburn, Ala., Wes Flanigan scored 21 points, and No. 23 Auburn overcame poor early shooting to rally from a 14-point deficit to a win over LSU. Auburn (15-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) trailed until Adrian Chilliest capped a 15-6 run with a layup that put the Tigers up 65-64. V SUPER BOWL Arizona hopes it's not another Super Bore However, best playoff games may have already been played By DAVE GOLDBERG Tlie Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. .— "IT'S HERE!" blared the front page of the Arizona Republic. To the rest of the world, the Super Bowl looks like nothing more than another hi a long line of Super Bores. After all, how can the Pittsburgh Steelers stand a chance against the mighty Dallas Cowboys when they meet on Sunday? "They're a good team but theyfve been beaten this year," Pittsburgh linebacker Chad Brown says of the Cowboys, favored by 13-1/2 points to win their third title in four years. But the world has heard that line before, 11 times before to be exact. For those 11 straight years, the NFC team has beaten the AFC team. And only twice was it close— San Francisco's 20-16 win over Cincinnati in 1989 and the New York Giants' 20-19 victory over Buffalo two seasons later. Only twice in those years has the T AUSTRALIAN OPEN T BIG EIGHT WOMEN Jayhawks knock off No. 19 OSU Halbleib nets 24 points in KU's 85-58 rout of Oklahoma State By The Associated Press '•'LAWRENCE — Angle Halbleib scored 24 points as Kansas defeated .No. 19 Oklahoma State 85-58 Sunday afternoon. After trailing Oklahoma State (13- 3'overall, 3-2 Big Eight) early in the gajne, Kansas took the lead and held it,,)vhen Halbleib hit the first of her four 3-pointers, making the score 1918 with 8:52 left in the first half. ,,fhe Jayhawks (11-7, 4-2) led 39-29 afthe half and used a 26-9 run at the. start of the second half to .secure the win. 'Stacy Coffey led Oklahoma State with 13 points and was followed by Renee Roberts who had 11 points and a team high seven rebounds. The Jayhawks shot a season high 59 percent. Charisse Sampson, Nakia Sanford and Tamecka Dixon all scored 14 points. Sanford led Kansas in rebounds with 11. • KANSAS STATE 80, OKLAHOMA 67 — At Manhattan, Kansas State used huge performances from Missy Decker and Jenny Coalson 9ntl a suddenly- hot Brit Jacobson in the second half, en route to a victory over the Oklahoma So oners. K-State was led by Jacobson with 18 points. After scoring just six in the first half on 2 of 8 shooting, Jacobson exploded for 12 second-half points, shooting 6 of 8 from the floor. Jacobson also had 11 rebounds. Coalson added career-highs in points and rebounds with 16 and 12 for her second career double-double. Decker also added 16 points, MEM'S BASKETBALL STANBINGS STANDINGS TROUGH SATURDAY'S GAMES AtUuittc Cout Conference CoflfvrwiM AlIGuunM W L Pet W L Pet Wake Forest 4 0 1.000 12 1 .923 N. Carolina 4 1 .800 13 4 .765 Georgia Tech 4 1 .800 11 B .579 Clemson 2 2 .500 11 2 .848 Florida SL 2 3 .400 10 5 .687 Duke 2 4 .333 11 6 .647 Virginia 2 4 .333 7 7 .500 Maryland 1 3 .250 8 6 .571 N.C. State 1 4 .200 11 6 .847 Atlantic 10 Conference Eiet Conference •I'" Massachusetts Temple Rhofle Island . ajpseph's St frventure Fordham r . Virginia Tech Xavler, Ohio George Wash. Dayton LaSalle Duquesne W 5 5 2 1 1 0 4 3 2 1 1 0 L 0 0 2 1 4 5 Wl 0 1 1 3 3 5 Pet 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .200 .000 Ml 1.000 .750 .667 .250 .250 .000 W 16 8 10 6 5 2 11 7 8 9 4 5 AIIGimn L 0 7 5 5 9 11 1 7 4 6 11 9 Pet 1.000 .533 .667 .545 .357 .154 .917 .500 .687 .600 267 .357 Big Eaet Conference BlgE«it6 Conference Connecticut' Vlllanova Boston Coll. St. John's Notre Dame West Virginia W 7 5 5 1 1 1 t 0 2 2 5 6 6 Pet 1.000 .714 .714 .167 .143 .143 W 15 14 12 7 6 6 AUGinwi L 1 3 3 7 8 9 Pet .938 .824 .800 .500 .429 .400 BlgEaetT Georgetown Syracuse Pittsburgh Seton Hall Miami Rutgere Providence 6 4 3 4 3 2 2 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 .857 .667. V 500 .500 .429 .333 286 16 13 8 8 9 5 9 2 3 5 7 6 9 6 .889 .813 .616 .533 .600 .357 .600 Big Sky Conference Conference AIIQwnea W UP* W -L Pet Montana St 3 0 1.000 11 5 .688 Boise SL 3 1 .750 7 9 .438 Idaho SL 3 1 .750 6 8 .429 Montana 2 1 .667 12 4 .750 Weber SL 2 2 .500 10 7 .586 Idaho 1 2 .333 7 7 .500 E. Wash. 0 3 .000 2 12 .143 N. Arizona 0 4 .000 3 12 .200 Big Ten Conference Conference AIIQimee W L Pet W L Pet Penn SL 40 1.000 13 0 1.000 Purdue 4 1 .600 14 3 .624 Michigan 3 1 .750 13 4 .765 Indiana 3 2 .600 10 7 .588 Michigan SL 3 2 .600 9 8 .529 Iowa 3 3 .500 14 4 .778 Wisconsin 3 3 .500 11 7 .611 Minnesota 2 3 -.400 10 7 .566 OhtoSL 14 .200 8 6 .571 Northwestern 1 4 .200 6 6 .429 Illinois 1 5 .167 12 6 .687 Big Weet Conference Conference AIIGemee W L Pet W L Pet Nevada 4 2 .667 11 5 .666 DC Irvine 4 2 .667 7 6 .536 L Beach SI 3 2 .600 8 6 .571 UCSantaBarb. 4 3 .571 78 .467 C.St-Fullerton 4 3 .571 5 10 .333 Utah St 3 3 .500 9 9 .500 Pacific 3 4 .429 7 8 .487 UNLV 3 4 .429 6 9 .400 San Jose St. 3 4 .429 4 11 267 New Met SI. 1 5 .167 4 10 286 Conference USA Red Conference AIIGemee W L Pet W L Pet W L Pet W L Pet Ala.-Blrm. 2 2 .500 12 8 .667 Tulane 1 2 .333 9 5 .643 South Florida 0 5 .000 7 8 .467 White Memphis 3 1 .750 12 3 .800 Louisville 3 1 .750 11 6 .847 N.C. Charlotte 3 1 .750 9 8 .600 Blue Cincinnati 3 0 1.000 12 0 1.000 Marquette 3 1 .750 12 3 .800 SL Louie 2 3 .400 10 5 .667 DePaul 0 5 .000 7 9 .438 Ivy League Conference AUGamee W L Pet W L Pet Penn 3 0 1.000 4 6 .400 Harvard 3 1 .750 10 5 .667 Dartmouth 3 1 .750 9 6 .600 Princeton 2 1 .667 9 5 .643 Cornell 1 2 .333 5 8 .385 Yale 1 2 .333 5 8 .385 Brown Columbia 0 3 .000 5 10 .333 0 3 .000 4 11 .267 Mid-American Conference Conference E. Michigan Miami, Ohio Bowling Green Kent Toledo Ball SI. Ohio U. W. Michigan C. Michigan Akron W 6 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 1 0 L 0 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 5 6 Pet 1.000 .667 .667 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .167 .000 W 13 12 9 9 10 7 8 5 4 3 AIIGames L 1 2 5 5 7 7 9 9 10 11 Pet .929 .857 .643 .643 .588 .500 .471 .357 .266 .214 UCLA California Stanford Arizona Washington Southern Ci Oregon Wash. St. Oregon St. Arizona SI. So Mid-Continent Conference Conference Valparaiso Buffalo W. Illinois Cent Conn. z-NE Illinois Tray SL E. Illinois' Ygstown SL UMKC Chicago St. W 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 L Pet 1 .833 2 .667 2 .667 3 .571 3 .500 4 .429 3 .400 4 .333 4 .333 5 286 W 10 7 7 7 7 6 4 7 4 2 AllGamee t 6 6 6 7 8 10 8 7 8 13 Pet .625 .538 .538 .500 .467 .375 .333 .500 .333 .133 z-lnellglble lor post-season play Mleeourl Valley Conference Pacltlc-10 Conference Conference AllGamee W t Pet W t Pet 5 1 .833 12 4 .750 5 1 .833 10 4 .714 4 2 .667 10 4 .714 3 2 .600 13 3 .813 2 2 .500 9 4 .692 3 3 .500 10 7 .588 2 3 .400 9 7 .563 1 3 .250 8 4 .667 1 4 .200 3 11 .214 0 5 .000 5 8 .385 Southeaetem Conference Eut Conference AllGamee W L Pet W L Pet Kentucky 5 0 1.000 15 1 .938 S. Carolina 4 2 .667 10 4 .714 Georgia 2 3 .400 11 4 .733 Vanderbilt 2 3 .400 12 8 .667 Florida 2 3 .400 7 8 .467 Tennessee 2 4 .333 9 7 .563 Weit Alabama 4 2 .687 10 4 .714 Arkansas 3 2 .600 10 6 .625 Auburn 2 2 .500 14 3 .824 Mississippi St 3 3 .500 11 4 .733 LSU 2 2 .500 9 6 .600 Mississippi 0 5 .000 5 9 .357 Southweet Conference Conference AllGamee W t Pet W t Pet Conference AllGamee Illinois SL Drake Bradley Evansville Tulsa SW Mo. SL S. Illinois Crelghton N. Iowa Indiana SI Wichita SL W 5 4 4 4 3 4 2 3 1 1 1 t 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 4 3 5 7 Pet ,833 .800 .687 .667 .600 .571 .500 .429 250 .187 .125 W 11 8 9 8 10 8 9 8 7 5 5 t 5 5 5 6 3 7 6 8 5 9 13 Pet .668 .815 .643 .571 .769 .533 .600 .500 .583 .357 278 Ohio Valley Conference Conference AIIGemee Murray SL Austin Peay Middle Tenn. Tennessee SL E. Kentucky SE Missouri Morehead SL Tenn.-MarUn Tenn. Tech W 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 L 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 Pet .800 .600 .600 .600 .500 .500 .333 .333 250 W 10 8 8 6 9 6 7 8 6 L 4 6 6 9 7 9 9 9 7 Pet .714 .571 .571 .400 .563 .400 .438 .400 .462 Texas Tech Texas Houston Rice Baylor Texas MM SMU TCU 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 1 .750 1 .750 2 .500 2 .333 3 250 3 250 3 .000 14 10 8 9 6 9 5 9 1 .933 4 .714 7 .533 6 .600 9 .400 7 .563 10 .333 9 .500 Weetern Athletic Conference Conference AllGamee Utah Fresno St. New Mexico SanDiegoSt. BYU Colorado SL UTEP Wyoming Air Force Hawaii W 6 6 5 5 4 4 2 2 1 1 t Pet 1 .857 1 .857 2 .714 3 .825 3 .571 3 .571 5 286 5 288 6 .143 7 .125 W 14 12 15 9 10 10 10 B 5 4 t Pet 3 .624 5 .706 2 .882 6 .600 6 .625 6 .625 6 .825 9 .471 11 .313 12 .250 Independents Oral Roberts Woflord W 7 1 L Pel 6 .536 12 .077 AFC team been favored — the Bills over the Giants and Denver over Washington in 1987. This year, the Cowboys are heavy favorites. While Arizona celebrates its first Super Bowl, the rest of the world wonders why it bothers. The best games of the season may have been the conference title games. The Steelers' 20-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts wasn't decided until Jim Harbaugh's "Hail Mary" barely eluded Aaron Bailey's grasp in the end zone. And replays showed that the first Pittsburgh touchdown, on a pass to Kordell Stewart, should have been disallowed because Stewart stepped out of the end zone during his pass route. Green Bay, meanwhile, played the Cowboys even until midway through the fourth quarter before losing 38-27 in a game that would have been a fine Super Bowl. Arizona doesn't care, of course. On Sunday morning, carpenters were putting the final touches on souvenir stands with items that will sell at outrageous prices at week's beginning, only to be sold at IT I 111* • * huge "discounts" by week's end. The game also is a late arrival. It was originally scheduled to be played here four years ago but was taken away until the state approved a holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. But will the game itself be different from most others? An argument can be made that it will. The Cowboys played the Steel- ers as well as anyone during the "Steel Curtain" era, when Pittsburgh dominated the NFL. Dallas lost 21-17 in 1976 and 35-31 in 1979, the latter one of the better gardes in the Super Bowl history. Each team will be going for its fifth Super Bowl victory, and the winner will join San Francisco, which got its fifth last season, as the only teams to win as many. This year, while Dallas and the, 49ers spent the season considered the class of the league, the Steelers were the class of the AFC over the second half of the season. After a 3-4 start, during which Neil O'Donnell was hurt, they ran off eight wins in a row. But it was the final game of the season, a 24-19 loss at Green Bay, that makes some people think they can stay with the Cowboys. Russian player blasts way into quarters Kafelnikov roars past Washington for win in straight sets By The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — A cocky Russian who talks big and plays fast, Yevgeny Kafelnikov issued a warning Monday to his rivals at the Australian Open: "Watch out!" Kafelnikov, dubbed AK-47 by other players, .blasted past MaliVai .Washington 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. The way Kafelnikov figures it, he can beat anyone left in the tournament in the next three rounds and capture his first Grand Slam title. "I've got $10 that says you'll win," a television interviewer told him as he walked off court. "Make it $100,1 won't disappoint you," Kafelnikov responded. The le- gal sports books aren't so sure, making him 11-2 behind favorites Andre Agassi, Michael Chang and Boris Becker. That's quite 'a leap of faith for someone who's never gotten past the semis of a major, someone who has a solid baseline game but np huge weapon, someone who is ranked No. 6 and may have to play Becker next. But shyness and insecurity are "not problems for Kafelnikov, even if players like Agassi say he ought to prove himself a little more before popping off. "The player who I never won against is out of the tournament, Pete Sampras," Kafelnikov said. "Everybody else, I beat them. So why can't I win the Australian Open? I feel like I am in very good shape now. I am completely satisfied with the whole aspect of my game, and I've got enough confidence to win it." Kafelnikov had been worried only about Sampras, who beat him hi their four previous matches. But with Sampras gone in the third round, a loser to Mark Philippous- sis, Kafelnikov rates his own chances pretty high. He also rates the 19-year-old Philippoussis' chance pretty low. "I was in the same situation as Philippoussis was when I played the No. 1 player in the world in 1994, the second round against Sampras," said Kafelnikov, who turns 22 next month. "I had nothing to lose, and I was the same age as him right now. He has enough confidence, but he's young, and not doesn't have enough experience to win it. But I'm sure in the future he will be very, very good." Kafelnikov had little trouble in his first match against Washington, who sprayed 45 unforced errors to the Russian's 15. "I just wanted to not give him any free points," Kafelnikov said. and has scored 42 points and hit eight three-pointers in K-State's last two contests. Oklahoma was led by LaNae Jones with a game-high 21 points. The Wildcats travel to Jonesboro, Arkansas Tuesday to wrap up a series with the Arkansas State Lady Indians. Earlier this season, K-State defeated Arkansas State, 63-58 in Manhattan. Tipoff is 7 p.m. • COLORADO 69, NEBRASKA 61 — At Boulder, Colo., Erin Scholz scored 19 points to lead No. 15 Colorado to a Big Eight Conference victory over Nebraska. Colorado (17-4, 4-l)closed out the first half with a 17-6 run to take a 3723 lead at halftime. Nebraska (13-4,3-3) replied with a 6-0 run to open the second half, cutting the Buffaloes' lead to 37-30. Later, Huskers Pyra Aarden, Kate Galligan and Anne DeForge combined for 16 points to close to within 65-61. Sample Shown Actual Size Your Advertisement Will Run MONDAY & TUESDAY Beginning Monday, January 15th, J996 in the Classified Section of the Salina Journal 1993 Suzuki Sidekick Good, fun transportation. 57,0(10 miles, hard top included. $8,400 or best offer. 555-1077 evenings. Includes photo and copy. 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