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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Friday, March 25, 1988 Page Sports NCAA Tourney Regional Semifinals Semifinals At East Rutherford, N.J. Duke ...................... 73 Rhode Island ....... . ..... 72 Temple .................. 69 Richmond ........ . ....... 47 Championship At East Rutherford, N.J. Saturday, March 26 Duke, 27-6, vs. Temple, 32-1, 1:58 p.m. SOUTHEAST REGIONAL Semifinals At Birmingham, Ala. Vlllanova.; ............... 80 Kentucky ................. 74 Oklahoma ............... 108 Louisville ................ 98 Championship At Birmingham, Ala. Saturday, March 26 Oklahoma, 33-3, vs. Villanova, 24-12, 4:03 p.m. Semifinals At Pontiac, Mich. > Friday, March 25 Vanderbilt, 20-10 vs. Kansas 23-11, 7:40 p.m. Purdue, 29-3, vs. Kansas State, 24-8, 30 minutes following first game Championship At Pontiac, Mich. Sunday, March 27 Purdue-Kansas State winner vs. Vanderbilt- Kansas winner, 1:58 p.m. WEST REGIONAL Semifinals At Seattle Friday, March 25 North Carolina, 26-6 vs. Michigan, 26-7,8:10 p.m.. Arizona, 33-2 vs. Iowa, 24-9, 30 minutes follp>vinfl first game , Championship At Seattle Sunday, March 27 North Carolina-Michigan winner vs. Arizona-Iowa winner, 4:03 p.m. THE FINAL FOUR At Kansas City, Mo. Semifinals Saturday, April 2 Midwest Champion vs. East Champion, 5:30 p.m. or 8p.m. Southeast Champion vs. West Champion, 5:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. Championship Monday, April 4 Semifinal winners, 9:12 p.m. Fouts Hears Body Talk RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Dan Fouts, whose 43,040 passing yards ranks second in NFL history, let his battered body convince his mind it was time to retire after 15 years with the San Diego Chargers. "I think I had to be honest with myself and I came to the realization that physically, I just don't think I can play the caliber I would like to," Fouts said during a news conference Thursday. "You just can't realize how big and strong and fast these guys are and how slow and puny and weak I am and what a mismatch it is. "I know I won't have to run into people like Howie Long anymore." Fouts, 36, who directed San Diego's record-setting offense of the late 1970s and early 1980s, chose to make his retirement announcement at his home in Rancho Santa Fe estate, about 20 miles north of San Diego. He said he wasn't pressured by the team into leaving, calling his decision one reached mutually with club officials. "I'm very happy with the decision, and looking forward to moving on," said Fouts, who cited sportscasting and commercial real estate among his interests for the future. Sooners, Owls Win With Own Styles Associated Press As usual, the Sooners boomed and the Owls played some sweet night music. Oklahoma, which soars past the 100-point mark as if it was playing in the NBA, ripped off 108 points Thursday night in beating Louisville 108-98. That was the fourth-ranked Sooners' 20th game over the century mark and put them in the Southeast Regional final on Saturday against Villanova, which upset No. 6 Kentucky 80-74. Top-ranked Temple, a team as stingy as Oklahoma is prolific, snapped Richmond's upset run with a 69-47 victory in the East Regional at East Rutherford, N.J. The Owls' 18th consecutive victory sent them into the final eight against No. 5 Duke, which edged Rhode Island 73-72. Tonight's games feature Vanderbilt vs. Kansas and No. 3 Purdue vs. No, 20 Kansas State in the Midwest at Pontiac, Mich.; and No. 7 North Carolina vs. No. 10 Michigan and No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 17 Iowa in the West at Seattle. SOUTHEAST At Birmingham, Ala., Oklahoma's offensive onslaught was too much for Louisville, the 1986 NCAA champs who had won their last eight NCAA contests. Harvey Grant scored 34 points and Stacey King added 24 for Oklahoma's inside game. Outside, the Sooners, 33-3, put in 10 of 19 3-point shots, with Mookie Blaylock, Ricky Grace and Dave Sieger hitting three each. Grant hit his first six shots of the second half, including the team's first four baskets for a 64-53 lead with 17:22 to play. Louisville closed within two points, then Oklahoma pulled away again for its seventh straight victory and 19th in 20 games. NCAA Roundup "We couldn't stop them with our hands in their face," Louisville Coach Denny Crum said. "We hoped they would miss some of them. Oklahoma has a lot of different ways to beat you ... When you pressure their outside players, they are tough on the inside." Especially Grant, who felt he had let down the team recently. "I've been in some kind of slump lately," Grant said. "I wanted to prove to myself and my teammates that I can still play." The only place the Sooners didn't sizzle against Louisville was at the free throw line, where they missed 16 of 36 shots. "If they'd let us step out and shoot 'em from 19 feet, we'd do better," coach Billy Tubbs said. "That puts it near the 3-point distance." Pervis Ellison, playing on a losing team in the NCAA tournament for the first time, led the Cardinals with 23 points. Villanova, 24-12, made few mistakes in winning the war of Wildcats. The 1985 NCAA champions, who followed virtually the same path then as they are on this season, made all 17 free throws and 57 percent from the field. Villanova broke from a 29-29 tie to a 43-32 haltime lead and SEC champion Kentucky never caught up. "This team right now is doing what championship teams do," coach Rollie Massimino said. "Kentucky's a great team, but we played against great teams all year," added Mark Plansky, See Tourney, page 10 Duke's Billy King blocks path to the hoop Manning, Perdue Similar Despite Different Starts PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) Danny Manning and Will Perdue began their college careers much differently. Manning starred, Perdue struggled. Now, as seniors, the similarities are striking. Both play for teams trying to win the NCAA basketball title. And both have key roles as their teams attempt to succeed. Manning, an All-America who could be the top choice in this year's NBA draft, leads Kansas tonight into an NCAA Tournament Midwest Region semifinal against.Vanderbilt, which is led by Perdue, a third-team All- America. In the second game, third-ranked Purdue takes on 20th-ranked Kansas State. "Our teams are a lot alike," Kansas Coach Larry Brown said. "You've got two great centers." The 6-foot-10 Manning, one of two high school players at the 1984 Olympic tryouts, can score from all over the court and handles the ball well. The 7-foot Perdue is a powerful inside player. Manning averaged 14.6 points per game as a freshman, 16.7 as a sophomore, 23.9 as a junior and 24.4 as a senior. "I think Danny Manning is a great, great player. Not a great player, but a great, great player," Vanderbilt Coach C.M. Newton said. Perdue averaged 2.7 points as a freshman and 3.5 as a sophomore. In his last two seasons, his Associated Press Gene Keady watches Troy Lewis 1 free throw averages increased to 17.4 and 18.4. Manning is expected to guard Perdue, while the Commodores plan to mix up their defenses against the Kansas star. "We're going to have several people take a shot at him," Newton said. "I don't know how you guard him." Manning's importance to the Jayhawks increased as the team's misfortunes increased. The loss of players to injuries, suspensions and academic ineligibility forced Brown to restructure his team. At one point, Kansas was 1-4 in the Big Eight. A four-game losing streak dropped its overall record to 12-8 but Kansas won 11 of its last 14 games and is 23-11. It See Purdue, page 10 High School Final Four Preview Final Four Scoring Leaders Indiana High School Basketball 1988 Final Four Scoriii!.] Leaders G FG-FCiA FT-FTA Reb Avg. Pts Avg Damon Bailey, Bedford 27 321-514 194-?S4 252 9.3 847 '31. -S Shawn Kemp. Concord ZK 259-108 91-164 363 KO 609 ?3.<1 Chandlr'Thompsn, Munc 2? 226-407 144-197 270 10.0 604 22.-1 Vic Young, Muncie 27 165-296 51-74 373.fi 60415,'! Skip McCoy. Noll 26 1 24-293 95-1 36 90 3.5 386 14.3 Austin Banks, Noll 25 131-282 82-117 1144.6 36614.6 CedricVanLeer. Muncie 27 159-312 61-90 141> 5.2 3«i 1-J.3 Nykee McCoy. Noll 23 125-233. 66-94 131 5.7 32914.3 Jay flitter Bedford ?ti 133-295 72-98 71 2.7 3(58 1 4 2 Jamar Johnson, Concord 27 142-281 62-77 80 2.9 35713.2 Sam Long. Muncie 27 140-261 64-78 1656.1 344(2.7 Steve Larkin, Concord 27 111-249 32-52 71 2.6 35710.1 Final Four Matchups Bedford vs Muncie Concord vs Noll Record 26-1 26-1 27-0 21 -5 Avg Pis Opponents . ...... Winding Margin FG Pet ... FT Pet . . . . Opponents Reb Avq ... Opponents Rebound Margin W nning Streak f nalAP Ranking Previous Final 4 Previous Champ Ind HS Final INDIANAPOLIS (AP) coaches h the 1988 Indiana —Dan Bush, 37, has 74.4 79,4 69. 2 59.5 62.7 53, 6 14.9 16.7 15.6 552 .531 539 471 .439 .382 698 .68,? .634 633 .694 .659 28.2 34,7 33.6 25.3 29,0 76,8 2.9 5.7 6.8 14 23 27 3 1 2 1 Hi 0 0 7 0 Four Coaches - Thumbnail sketches of the Final high school basketball tournament: coached seven years at Bedford 71 .3 59 . t 12.2 .4/6 .414 .G<13 .623 33.2 29.3 3.9 0 Four •Noifh Prep Fans Find No Tickets ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - For Concord fans who didn't already know, the Final Four of the Indiana boys high school basketball championship tourney is the toughest ticket around. Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, site of the competition Saturday, seats about 17,000. But the blue and orange tickets to the 1988 finale to Hoosier Hysteria were snapped up almost before they were printed. "People don't realize it's a sellout," said Bob Williams, information director for the Indiana High School Athletic Association. "We've had this tournament 78 years, and it's been a sellout 59 years straight." Many fans of Elkhart's Concord, Hammond Noll, Muncie Central and Bedford-North Lawrence — the schools in the Final Four — found themselves months too late to get in the door. The Final Four schools get about 10 percent of the tickets. Most of the rest are distributed to the 400 IHSAA-member schools. Who gets the few that are left? State VIPs and legislators, 200 to 300; former state championship coaches, 30 to 40; former Trester Award winners, 30; IHSAA board members, 30; the media, 300. For Concord fans, who have never been to the Final Four, the difficulty in getting tickets may have been surprising. They couldn't just walk up to a ticket office, plunk down their hard-earned cash as though they were going to a movie or concert. Concord Athletic Director Dave Price said there were more than enough takers for the 1,700 tickets the Minutemen received. About 600 to 700 of the $8 tickets went to students who held season tickets. The remaining tickets were distributed in the drawing Wednesday among 1,400 fans who hold season tickets for all school sports. Lawrence, winning 124 games end losing 50, His reco/d Iliis sear-on 26-1 going into Saturday's semifinal against Muncie Central. Bush is a 1968 graduate ol Oolitic High School, which is now pan i,| iiio Bedford consolidation, and received bachelor's and master's rie<i r >-";; from Indiana State University, where he was I ho team's leadinn r. cor fir and an Academic All-American in 1972. Bedlord has won six sectionals, three regional.'; and Iwo semistaies under Bush. —Jack Gabor, 35, has coached six years at Hammond Noll, wilh an overall record of 95-35 and 21-6 going into Saturday's semilinal against Concord. A graduate of Hammond (."lark, where he played baseball and basketball, Gabor received baelielor's arid master's deqiees fiom Indiana University and served as an IU team manager from 19/2-74. Under Gabor, Noll has won two sectionals, one regional and one semistate. —Jim Hahn, 31, has coached live years at Concord, when; his teams have compiled an 89-;M record, including 27-0 this season doing into the Final Four against Hammond Noll. • Hahn, a graduate of Penn High School, received a bachelors degree? from Ball State University, where he set a career record lor assists and was most valuable player and thiee-time team captain. Concord has won three sectionals, Iwo regionals and one semisiaie under Hahn. —Bill Harrell, 58, has coached M year;; al Muncie Centra), compiling a 233-102 record, including 26-1 QOing into Ihe state sernilinal on Saturday against Bedford-North Lawrence. Harrell is a graduate of Belfry, Ky., Hjgh School, where he played basketball, football and baseball. He received a bachelors degree from Kentucky Wesleyan and a master's from the University of K«n(ucky and later coached high school baskelbail in Kentucky lor nine years. winning the slate championship at Shelby County in 1966, He came to Muncie Central in 1974 and has won six sectionals, five regionals, three semistalesand the )9T8and 1979 championships.

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