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Page8 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 29, 1988 Sports NIT Crown-Seekers Eyeing Fantasy Finish NEW YORK (AP) - The Connecticut Huskies are getting greedy. "We've done a lot this year, but we want a little bit more," freshman Murray Williams said after the Huskies beat Virginia Commonwealth to advance to tonight's National Invitation Tournament semifinal against Boston College at Madison Square Garden. "This is a fairy tale come true right now. There's no way I could ever have imagined this last year when I signed to play at UConn." Last season, the Huskies went 9-19 under first-year Coach Jim Calhoun. This year, Calhoun has guided the team to an 18-14 record, including NIT victories over West Virginia, Louisiana Tech and VCU. "You do really feel good for the kids," Calhoun said. "We've made them run hills. We've screamed and yelled. This pays them back for all the hard work. And it teaches the young players what they have to do." Connecticut split two games with Boston College this season, with each Big East team winning on its home court. "We've played five times the last two seasons," BC Coach Jim O'Brien said. "Maybe one of those games was well-played. The rest were sloppy. I hope we National Invitation Tourney SEMIFINAL GAMES Tonight At New York Ohio State (19-12) vs. Colorado State (21-12), 7 p.m. Connecticut (18-14) vs. Boston College (18-13), 9 p.m. can put on a better show this time." Boston College, 18-13, finished seventh in the Big East, while Connecticut was ninth and last. But both teams did well outside the league, the Eagles going 12-2, the Huskies 13-1. "Of our 14 losses this year, 12 of them have come against people in the NCAA or NIT," Calhoun said. The other NIT semifinal, Ohio State against Colorado State, matches coaches familiar with Madison Square Garden. Boyd Grant of Colorado State coached Fresno State to the NIT title in 1983. Gary Williams of Ohio State was at Boston College for four years before taking the Buckeyes job two years ago. Grant left Fresno State after the 1986 season and took a year off before returning to his alma mater. The Rams, 21-12, advanced to the NIT semifinal with victories over New Orleans, Houston and Arkansas State. "It's the biggest thing that ever happened to our school," Grant said of the 64-49 victory over Arkansas State. "It's bigger than New Year's Eve." Colorado State is led by Pat Durham, a 6-foot-8 junior forward. He is averaging 23.3 points a game during the tournament, four points above his season average. Ohio State, 19-12, beat Old Dominion, Cleveland State and New Mexico to advance to the NIT Final Four. Williams, who took Boston College to the NCAA round of 16 twice and to the final eight once, said his postseason success may be due to his teams' style of play. "We're not the usual kind of team," he said. "We're a little difficult to prepare for when they play us the first time. In a tournament like this, you don't get much time to prepare for the other guys." Bo, Mario Listed As Starters Associated Press Bo Jackson and Mario Soto are starting, Andre Dawson is staying and the New York Yankees are feuding. The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that Jackson, whose future had been in doubt, would start in left field on opening day next Monday. "There might have been some doubts in everybody else's minds," Jackson said. "I like to live up to challenges. I think if you give any hungry athlete an opportunity to prove what he can do, I think he'll get the job done one way or the other." Jackson had been battling rookie Gary Thurman for the left field job. There was a chance Jackson would start the season in the minors. Jackson leads the Royals with five home runs and 12 RBI this spring. He is batting .298. Thurman batted just .185 this spring and struck out 16 times in 65 at-bats. "I had my chance," Thurman said. "I can't complain about that. They gave me a lot of at-bats. It's real disappointing." Soto, meanwhile, was named the Cincinnati Reds' opening day pitcher. Soto, 31, has had arm troubles for two years. He was the former ace of the staff, but made just six starts last season. "I've worked hard for this," Soto said. "I'm going to keep working hard." Earlier this spring, Soto contended Reds Manager Pete Rose had written him off. Exhibition Baseball But Soto is 3-0 with a 1.37 earned run average this spring and was rewarded with Monday's start against St. Louis in the traditional National League opener. Soto has won a team-record four opening-day starts for the Reds and lost once. The Yankees continued their tradition of making noise off the field. The team is taking sides in owner George Steinbrenner's dispute with Dave Winfield over the 11-time All-Star's autobiography, "Winfield, A Player's Life." "I don't like books and talk about teammates," said Manager Billy Martin, who has co-authored two titles. "I'm behind George 100 percent. "I don't understand the timing. I don't understand why, and I don't appreciate it." Several Yankees defended Winfield's right to write his autobiography. "He can write a book. He can say whatever he wants. It's his life," Rickey Henderson said. "Dave's my friend. The book is not going to interfere with anything." Don Mattingly agreed. "Winnie is respected in here — a lot more than people think," Mattingly said. "I don't think there will be a problem, and I think everybody feels the same way. "He needs to keep it from his mind," Mattingly said. "He needs to keep in the right frame of mind." Dawson wanted to remain in Chicago, and agreed to a two-year contract for a guaranteed $4.15 million. Dawson, who on Feb. 14 lost his bid for a $2-miliion arbitration salary and was awarded $1.85 million by arbitrator Stephen Goldberg, will receive a base salary of $1.85 million for this season and $2.1 million in 1989. The Cubs have an option for 1990 for $2.1 million but must pay $200,000 to buy it out. Dawson can earn up to $300,000 in bonuses in 1988 onlv. Indians 13, Cubs 6 Jay Bell drove in four runs and Mel Hall had four hits and three RBI for Cleveland. Leon Durham doubled twice and singled, driving in three runs and scoring two for the Cubs. White Sox 10, Tigers 7 Mark Salas hit a grand slam off Detroit reliever Dave Beard after Chicago roughed up Tigers starter Jack Morris. Morris gave up five runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings. He has a 6.04 ERA this spring. Darrell Evans hit a two-run homer and Mike Heath had a solo home run for Detroit. Blue Jays 5, Cardinals 3 Ranee Mulliniks' two-run single in the seventh led Toronto over St. Louis. Associa ted Press Brewer BJ. Surhoff takes out Harold Reynolds Seattle shortstop completed the double-play •• CALL 722-5000 ACTION-PACKED CLASSIFIEDS Galloway Still Taking Calls; Doubts He'll Transfer Home CINCINNATI (AP) - Indiana University basketball player Rick Calloway, who said he was leaving the Hoosiers because he was unhappy, says he probably won't finish his college career in his hometown of Cincinnati. Calloway, a former Withrow High School star, indicated Monday that he had no desire to play for either Xavier University or the University of Cincinnati. "I really don't want to come home," said Calloway, a junior forward at Indiana. "Nothing against them, but if I wanted to stay home, I would have done so out of high school." The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., said Calloway listed Kansas, Maryland, Ohio State, and Xavier as among his prospective college choices. "Those are schools I was considering before I started getting more calls," Calloway said. "I haven't narrowed it down, but I'd like to decide as soon as possible." Xavier Coach Pete Gillen said Monday that Calloway has not contacted the Musketeers, nor had they contacted Calloway. "He's a great player and he's from a great family, but reading the papers, it sounds like he A On March 31 to April 2 A w <^S\£=> ™ The Easter /u\ ««'">« fi Qt tfe ~ delivering^" & iQodies^ from.... ^ * The BALLOON SHOPPE % 415-9th$t. 722-5888 So give us a jl^^^fc mm •• mike a friend C, ^ ~°-^~—- We aren't PINK anymore 722-5888 wants to go away," Gillen said. Calloway told The Cincinnati Enquirer that about 10 schools have inquired about his services, but he declined to name them. "I've heard from quite a few, including a couple out West. I'm still accepting calls," he said. Calloway, in a telephone interview from Indiana University at Bloomington, Ind., said he wants to play his final college season with a Top 20-caliber team. Calloway said on March 21 that he was leaving Indiana because he was unhappy with his lack of playing time under coach Bob Knight. Calloway took issue with published reports that said he left Indiana to ensure he'll earn a shot in the National Basketball Association. "The NBA isn't the reason I left, though that enters your mind," he said. "I just wasn't happy (at Indiana)." Sale Calendar Apr. 1 Aor. 1 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 8- Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 9 —Franklin D. & Doris E. Nelson Rinehart -Lincoln Auction Ralph Rockey & 2—Emil Schram Est Hughes Auction Service ;—Beckler & Gibson Estates Larry W. Aaron ;—Cass County Highway Henry Schrader :—Cass Co. Hwy & Civil Defense Owners ... Schrader Auctions i—Ethel Gallon Estate with additions Craft & Michael —Martha Sluyter Estate Phil Vogel "PUBLIC AUCTION. National Guard Armory 912 S. Cicott in Logansport Saturday, April 2, 1988 at 11 : 00 a.m. Extra nice 2pc. living room suite, ladies' Lazy Boy recliner, bamboo and cane look bedroom suite, full size blond oak bed, blond oak nightstand, single size spool bed, double pedestal dining table, mahogany sideboard, Kelvinator No Frost refrigerator, gas range, electric range, Whirlpool. automatic washer, portable washer & dryer, Lowry organ, nice ladies' drop front desk, Lane cedar chest, two nice lamp tables with storage, step end tables, table lamps, Samsonite luggage, microwave stand, Chevi's mirror, service for eight Corelle dishes, flatware, everyday kitchen items, pressure cooker, fireplace tools, linens, machined quilt, ruffled rose bowl, opalescent dish, lawn chairs, other misc. . . . Terms : Cash or Good Check Lunch Clerks : Robinson & Scherer George Beckler Estate, Margaret Gibson Estate, & Diane Steinbarger AUCTIONEERS :L.W. 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