Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 20, 1988 · Page 17
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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, March 20, 1988
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Section 2 Sports Sunday, March 20,1988 Page 17 NCAA Tourney Sunday's Games MIDWEST REGIONAL At Lincoln, Neb. Pittsburgh, 24-6, vs. Vanderbilt, 19-10, 2:25 p.m. Kansas, 22-11, vs. Murray State, 22-8, 30 minutes foilow- ingjirstjarne. ___ ^ ^ EASTlREGidNAL ..... At Hartford, Conn. Temple, 30-1, vs. Georgetown, 20-9, 12:20 p.m. Georgia Tech, 22-9, vs. Richmond, 25-6, 30 minutes following first game. ""™ vs At Cincinnati Kentucky, 26-5 Maryland, 18-12, 2:20 p.m. Villanova, 22-12, vs. Illinois, 23-9, 30 minutes following first ganro. ____ __ _ ~ Wisf REGIONAL At Los Angeles Arizona, 32-2, vs. Seton Hall, 22-1 2, 4:55 p.m. Iowa, 23-9, vs. Nevada-Las Vegas, 28-5, 30 minutes following first game. Saturday's Scores MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round At South Bend, Ind. Purdue 100 Memphis Stat? 73 Kansas St 66 DePaul 58 _„_„__. — Second Round At Chapel Hill, N.C. Rhode Island 97 Syracuse 94 Duke 94 Southern Methodist 79 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Second Round . At Atlanta Oklahoma 107 Auburn .87 Louisviile 97 Brigham Young .76 WEST REGIONAL Second Round At Salt Lake City Michigan 108 Florida 85 North Carolina 123 Loyola, California — 97 Friday's Scores MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round At Lincoln, Neb. Pittsburgh 108 Eastern Michigan 90 Vanderbilt 80 Utah State ...77 Murray State ...78 North Carolina State 75 Kansas 85 Xavier, Ohio 72 EAST REGIONAL First Round At Hartford, Conn Georgia Tech 90 Iowa State 78 Richmond 72 Indiana 69 Temple 87 Lehigh 73 Georgetown 6& Louisiana State 63 SOUTHEAST REGIONAL First Round At Cincinnati Villanova 82 Arkansas 74 Illinois 81 Texas-San Antonio 72 Maryland 92 Gal-Santa Barbara 82 Kentucky 99 Southern University 84 WEST REGIONAL First Round At Los Angeles Arizona 90 Cornel! 50 Seton Hall 80 Texas-El Paso 64 Iowa Florida State. .102 Nevada-Las Vegas 54 Southwest Missouri State .... 50 Boilermakers Thump Memphis State Purdue escapes NCAA jinx; next foe is Kansas State Steve Summers/rnams-Tribune Kip Jones (30) drives around Steve Ballard SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) The Purdue Boilermakers needed only 20 minutes of remarkable basketball to put six years of tournament frustration behind them. "This is a new feeling for us," Coach Gene Ready said Saturday after Purdue scored 62 second-half points to overwhelm Memphis State 100-73 in the second round of the NCAA Midwest regional. It marked the first time in Keady's six straight trips to the NCAA tournament that his team has survived the second round. "We get to practice some more," Ready said. "We're very happy about the way we have taken another step up the mountain." The No. 3-ranked Boilermakers shot poorly from the field in the first half and led only 38-33 over the unranked Tigers at halftime. But senior forward Todd Mitchell picked up the pace on offense and defense in the second half, scoring 14 of his 15 points to lead Purdue to Friday's regional semifinals. Purdue, 29-3, got 22 points from senior Troy Lewis and 20 from junior Melvin McCants, advancing to play Ransas State next Friday at Pontiac, Mich. "When you get over the hump, you've got to keep going," Lewis said. "We can't just say, 'Whew, we got to the regional.' Just because we won this way here Boiler Rebounds Key McLaughlin's first season ends SOUTH BEND - Memphis State — like Fairleigh Dickinson — stayed close to Purdue for one half and the reason was again rebounding. The Tigers trailed Purdue just 38-33 at halftime and were outrebounded only 22-18. MSU was also hitting better from the floor (47 percent to Purdue's 39 percent). But the Tigers were fighting for rebounds and getting them at the expense of early fouls on their front line people. Forward Steve Ballard had three fouls and forward Rodney Douglass and center Dewayne Bailey each had two. Purdue's big men — Kip Jones, Melvin McCants, Todd Mitchell and Steve Scheffler — had only three fouls between them, while amassing half the team's rebounds. This set the tone for the second half. Purdue came out just as aggressively — maybe more so — as in the first half and began to pull away. Memphis State had to be a little more cautious inside, consequently allowing the Boilermakers to work for close- range shots. Purdue scored on Everette Stephens' offensive rebound basket off his own shot. Scores off three straight defensive rebounds stretched Purdue's advantage to 47-35. The final two points in the series came on two Troy Lewis free throws when Ballard committed his fourth foul with 17:56 to go in the game. Slightly more than a minute later, Bailey drew his third foul and McCants' free throws made it a 51-37 game. Jerry Morehouse Purdue didn't bury Memphis State in the first half, but the groundwork the Boilermakers laid allowed them to steamroll the Tigers in the second half. Purdue's depth also became a big factor for the second straight tourney game, as nine players contributed points and the Boilers topped 90 for the second time. •The loss ended the freshman campaign at Memphis State of Monticello-native John McLaughlin. The 6-foot-5 guard saw action in 21 Vi of the 40 minutes in the game and scored 14 points — second highest on the team. McLaughlin hit a three-pointer over Troy Lewis when Purdue was in a zone defense at 11:10 in the first half. "He was on me, but I had to take the shot," McLaughlin said. "We knew they were big and were going to pack it inside and force us to take the outside shot. I just had to put it up." McLaughlin said Memphis State's game plan was to "get the ball up and down the floor and put some pressure on them." He added he felt the Tigers played with Purdue inside in the first half, but in the second half MSU got a little impatient and took some ill-advised shots. "Coach (Larry Finch) wants us to take the open shots when we get them in our offense, but we were forcing some up too soon in the second half," McLaughlin remarked. McLaughlin hit a pair of free throws with 12:16 left in the second half to cut Purdue's lead to 60-50. But from there, the Boilermakers went on an 11-2 run to seal the outcome. McLaughlin's other points came on consecutive three-point shots in the last 4:16 of the game, including the final score of the contest, with 10 ticks left on the clock. McLaughlin also contributed two steals, two rebounds and three assists — two of them going to his roommate, 6-10 reserve center Brett Mundt. His first season behind him, McLaughlin plans to work hard on getting better for next season. He knows the Tigers have nothing to be ashamed of in a 20-12 season, but the disappointment of losing was evident in his voice. But if he was anything but disappointed in losing, he probably wouldn't be the player he is, where he is. Purdue 100 Memphis State 73 doesn't mean we can do that in Pontiac." Lewis, Mitchell and Everette Stephens, Purdue's three seniors, were 1-3 in NCAA games before this year. They've now evened that mark at 3-3 with easy victories over Fairleigh Dickinson and Memphis State. "I think they've got an excellent shot of winning the whole thing," said Memphis State Coach Larry Finch. "If they play like today, I'm sure of it." The Tigers, runners-up in the Metro Conference tournament, closed their season at 20-12. They had seemed to grab the momentum at the start of the second half when Elliot Perry stole the opening inbounds pass and went the length of the floor for a layup that got Memphis State within three. But the Tigers would get no closer. "We caught them sleeping and made that first goal, and then it went downhill," Finch said. "We shut down two or three of their players during one period, but then I guess the maturity factor came in." The Boilermakers, bothered in the early going by Memphis State's man-to-man press, led by five at halftime after shooting 39 percent from the floor. But Stephens hit two straight baskets early in the second half to start an 11-0 Purdue run that put the Boilermakers ahead 49-35, and they let the Tigers get no closer than eight the rest of the way. Purdue shot a remarkable 69 percent from the floor in the second half and 54 percent for the game, its season average. The victory was revenge of sorts for Ready, who had lost a first-round game at Memphis State in 1984. Mitchell, held to one point in the first half, came alive in the second period on offense and defense, working free for two alley-oop baskets while helping limit Memphis State to one shot each time down the floor. Dwight Boyd led the Tigers, who were hurt by early foul trouble, with 18 points. John McLaughlin had 14, nine of them on late 3-pointers, and Brett Mundt added 13. Purdue' trailed 17-13 with 10 minutes gone as Boyd scored six quick points to put Memphis State ahead. Lewis, however, found his outside shot and scored 13 first-half points, nine of them on 3-pointers, to help the Boilermakers to their five-point halftime lead. Steve Summers/Pharos- Tribune John McLaughlin guards Everette Stephens Expos' Galarraga Stands Out Like A Sore Thumb Associated Press Andres Galarraga is making up for lost time. The Montreal Expos first baseman, who didn't bat for the first two weeks of spring training because of a thumb injury, hit two solo home runs Saturday in a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles. They were his fifth and sixth homers of the spring. Nelson Santovenia, who also hit a solo homer, and Galarraga connected off Fernando Valenzuela to give Montreal to a 2-0 lead. They were the first runs given up this spring by the Dodgers left-hander, who worked six innings and gave up six hits. Neal Heaton also allowed six hits over six innings in gaining the victory. Johnny Paredes singled home Luis Rivera in the seventh and then Galarraga completed Montreal's scoring with a homer faced in 3 1/3 innings. He left the game in the fourth innning after being struck in the head by a line drive. Soto left the field under his own power. R.J. Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Cincinnati reliever Pat Perry. off Brian Holtonjn_theejghth. WhiteSox 6, Rangers 5 Reds 11, Pirates 7 Jeff Treadway and Eddie Milner homered and the Reds capitalized on six Pittsburgh errors. A double error by Pittsburgh shortstop Bernie Tattis helped the Reds to three runs in the first inning. Mario Soto was the winning pitcher, retiring all 11 batters he l Mike Woodard's two-out RBI single following Ozzie Gillen's double gave the White Sox the win. Dan Pasqua hit his first homer of the spring, a two-run shot off Texas starter Jose Guzman in the fourth. Curtis Wilkerson's two-run homer in the sixth gave Texas a 5-3 lead. Cubs 5, Mariners 4 Greg Maddux pitched six scoreless innings and Wade Rowdon singled home Dwight Smith in the ninth inning to give Chicago the victory over Seattle. Facing Tim McLain, 0-1, Smith and Damon Berryhill opened the Cubs ninth with walks and the score tied 4-4. After Manny Trillo advanced the runners a base with an infield out, Rowdon lined his game-winning hit to right field. Cardinals"l2~ Blue Jays 6 Curt Ford, Tommy Herr, Tony Pena and Rod Booker each drove in two runs for St. Louis, which raked Toronto starter Dave Stieb for eight hits and eight runs in four innings. John Tudor made his first appearance of the spring for SI. Louis after offseason arthroscopic knee injury. He pitched the first inning and gave up three hits, including a two-run home run to Cecil Fielder. Yankees (S, Orioles 5 Dave Winfield's three-run homer capped a tour-run ninth inning against Baltimore's Tom Niedenfuer. Don Mattingly also homered for the New York Yankees, a solo shot. Mike Young and Eddie Murray hit solo homers for Baltimore.

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