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Daily Record, Morris County, N.J., Saturday, March 24, 1990 B Classified B6-1 2 Loyola topples AMiam 62-6(0) nLs----? I HOWARD J SEIDMAN and hit the layup. "Bo kind of lost the handle. The ball was floating near the free-throw line. I got to it faster than one of the Alabama players did," Lowery explained matter-of-factly. "It was an ugly game," Kimble said. "But to be able to win under these circumstances, it was just great to get it over with." Alabama (26-9) had its eight See WESTB4 " '- they've ever gone despite being held far under their nation-leading average of 125. Bo Kimble, the country's top scorer with a 35.7-point average, finished with only 19, and Loyola scored less than 91 points for the first time all year. But the basket by Lowery, a sophomore from Oakland who scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, provided just enough to keep Loyola on the court. The 6-foot-2 guard emerged from a scramble in the lane with the ball winner over Ball State last night. The Runnin' Rebels beat Loyola 102-91 in the season opener in a game that, like all the rest, bore little resemblance to last night. "It was a hard game for us to hang in on because it was much unlike the way we play," Lions coach Paul Westhead said. "Give credit to Wimp (Coach Sanderson) and the Alabama team. It was their game, their style and their pace." And their season-ending loss. The Lions advanced farther than nals. , Terrell Lowery's driving layup with 33 seconds left provided another improbable victory in an improbable postseason. That made it three straight wins since the death of center Hank Gathers just 19 days ago, and followed Loyola's record-breaking 149-115 rout of defending champion Michigan. The Lions now will seek a first-ever spot in the Final Four in tomorrow's regional final against No. 2 Nevada-Las Vegas (31-5), a 69-67 In pursuit of March Madness Lynch sparks Minnesota win By Dave Carpenter Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. Loyola Marymount, which ran into the record books this season, walked into the final eight last night. Held to half their average and, lowest output in three years, the llth-seeded Lions (26-5) prolonged their dramatic run in the NCAA tournament by surviving Alabama's plodding style for a 62-60 victory in the West Regional semifi- UConn chases another miracle By Mike O'neill Daily Record EAST RUTHERFORD - Tate George's buzzer-beating shot that pushed Connecticut past Clemson Thursday night is certain to become part of NCAA Tournament lore. They're already calling it the Miracle of the Meadowlands up in the Nutmeg State. But the Huskies might have to pull another miracle out of their sleeves to reach the NCAA's Final Four. , Standing in Connecticut's way when today's East Regional final tips off at 1:40 p.m. will be Duke, playing at its home away from home the Meadowlands Arena. The Blue Devils are 10-1 at the Meadowlands and have won the East Regional final there in three of the last four years. Today's winner gets a trip to Denver and a meeting with the Midwest Region champion. But which will prevail: Connecticut's apparent hold on destiny or Duke's experience? The key to the game should be pressure the defensive kind. Connecticut's press js well known, Duke's less so. But both teams succeed in shutting down their opponents. The press magnifies the importance of backcourt play. Connecti- See EAST B4 1 1 ... . i '"March Madness. Road trip. Those two pairs of words should never be apart for a die-hard college basketball fan. So last week, my friend Yale and I threw some things in a bag, went halfsies on a radar detector, hopped in my car and headed west. 6:25 p.m. Thursday March 15: About 725 miles to Indy. We began having a heated discussion about who would make it to the final four as I missed the turnoff for 78 West. r Just over the Pennsylvania border we were able, to pick up the Connecticut-Boston University game. As it faded we tuned in Villanova-Louisi-ana State. The tournament on TV is OK, but on radio you get sense of how it feels on a school's home turf. We were able to listen to parts of six games Indiana vs. California, Illinois vs. Dayton, Ball State vs. Oregon State and Ohio State vsProvidence. 1 a.m. Friday March 16, Muskingum County, Ohio: There are some flashing lights in my mirror. I paid how much for this radar detector? , , "'A thought goes through my mind, "What if I tell him I've met Chris Jent?" Jent, the Sparta native, plays for Ohio State. Then another voice in my head says, "Yeah, but what if he sees the Big East T-shirt you're wearing, stupid" "I now owe the county of Muskingum $57.50. 12 noon, Friday, Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis:' Georgetown vs. Texas Southern. The Houston school has a great band but the players seemed timid. Xavier vs. Kansas State. Xavier has the best cheer of the trip as the fans spell out the school's name. Georgia-Texas: I like Bulldogs center Alec Kessler who scores 33; Yale likes Long-horns coach Tom Penders. Texas wins the track meet, 100-88. Purdue comes on next against Northeast Louisiana. Yale and I want an upset. No such luck. Saturday March 17, Thompson-Boiling Arena, Knoxville, Tn.: Lots of Michigan plates are in Knoxville but the 25,000-seat arena is empty. Michigan State takes on Cal-Santa Barbara. If UCSB hits their shots, they win. They don't. , The nightcap is the best matchup of the weekend LSU vs. Georgia Tech. Chris Jackson is ineffective. He fouls out with 2:42 remaining. Kenny Anderson takes over as the Yellowjackets win, 94-91. ' Sunday March 18, Richmond, Va.: I'm living for the " Syracuse-Virginia game. - Sure it's a home crowd but I have to restrain from yelling J "Goodbye Terry Holland" as ye Cavaliers' coach watches his resignation go into effect following a 63-61 SU win. Minnesota-Northern Iowa meet at 4:30 p.m. I like the Gophers but we still haven't seen an upset We leave the Richmond Coliseum disappointed in that respect There are no really good T-shirts left; we should have bought them in Indy. But I don't need a souvenir: It is hard to forget 1,900 miles in three days. Syracuse's Leron Ellis takes it on the chin from Minnesota's Richard Coffey as the two pursue a rebound. jumper and the Hoosiers had a 74-73 victory and the rings to go with it. The Orangemen (26-7) entered the tournament with a 64.6 percentage from the free throw line .and had improved that with an 80 percent effort in the opening-round victories. Still, their 65 percent was the lowest of any team left in the tournament. "There's nothing we can do about it. It's there," Boeheim said. "We've been shooting it better this year. Overall, we played well. They just played better." Minnesota now faces Georgia Tech, which defeated Michigan State last night, 81-80 in overtime. Syracuse led 39-35 at halftime as Owens had 15 points and the Orangemen seemed to be scoring at will inside. "In the first half he was having a great game," Haskins said of the 6-foot-9 sophomore swingman. "I looked at the shot chart and saw he had 15 points and they were all inside. That's what halftimes are for to make adjustments. "In the second half we forced Owens outside and he had to shoot from the perimeter," he said. Owens had just three points in the second half and the entire Syracuse team managed just 13 for 35 (37 percent) from the field in the second half. And as Syracuse got cold, Kevin Lynch got hot. The 6-6 junior guard scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half. Nets lose to Pacers, 125-109 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Rik Smits had 30 points and 14 rebounds last night as the Indiana Pacers handed the New Jersey Nets their 22nd consecutive road loss and ninth straight defeat overall in a 125-109 decision. The Pacers' third consecutive victory evened their record at 34-34. New Jersey's 22nd straight road defeat tied a club record. Overall the Nets have lost 28 of its last 31 games. The Nets, who got 27 points from Sam Bowie, stayed close until late in the fourth quarter, when Chuck Person sparked a 12-0 surge. Person scored 11 of his 22 points in the period. New Jersey, which trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, connected on its first eight shots of the third period, yet got no closer than seven in the quarter. New Jersey closed to 99-95 in the fourth period when Charles Shack-leford scored on an offensive rebound with 9:21 remaining. But Person promptly hit two jumpers, including a 3-pointer, as the Pacers ran off 12 straight points to put the game away. The Nets missed eight straight shots and went without a point for iV minutes until Derrick Gervin drove for a layup with 4:56 left to make it 111-97. Dennis Hopson had 20 points for the Nets. Famous names seek spot in Mets' future By Jim O'Connell Associated Press NEW ORLEANS - Minnesota is headed on a trip it has never made because Syracuse again tripped on the Superdome's free throw line. The Golden Gophers advanced to the NCAA tournament regional finals for the first time with an 82-75 victory over Syracuse, which made just eight of 20 foul shots in a building where a missed free throw cost the Orangemen dearly three years ago. Minnesota, the Southeast Region's sixth seed, had quite a bit to do with the victory itself. The 20th-ranked Golden Gophers (23-8) made 19 of 24 (7.9 percent) from the field in the second half while playing some pretty tough defense against Syracuse's Billy Owens. "This was the first time at Minnesota, I believe, that we shot that well," coach Clem Haskins said. "I would take that for free throws." So would Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. The second-seeded and sixth-ranked Orangemen were 4 for 15 from the free throw line at one point in the game. It was in the Superdome in the 1987 championship game that then-freshman Derrick Coleman missed a free throw with 28 seconds to play. Indiana came down to score on Keith Smart's now-famous u Associated Press with two consecutive 3-point shots as Charlotte hit 12 of 18 attempts in the quarter to claim the 83-67 advantage. . The Hornets rallied from a seven-point deficit in the first quarter with a solid performance in the second. Charlotte went on an 8-2 run to begin the second period and took a 28-26 lead. The Hornets increased the margin to 49-41 behind Gilliam, who scored 14 points in the quarter. The Hornets led 55-47 at the half as they hit 17 of 24 field-goal attempts in the second quarter. B5 Associated Press Stre-e-e-tch 9 s W " ' " h d caught for 14 seasons with the Dodgers, Twins and Senators, batted .309 with 54 stolen bases for Port St. Lucie. The younger Roseboro chose to play the outfield instead of behind the plate. "I started as a shortstop but made the switch to the outfield because I have good speed and a good arm," Jaime Roseboro said. "If you look at my dad's fingers, they're all messed up. And his knees are bad so he has trouble getting out of his chair." John Roseboro was most famous See NAMES B4 By Dave Blezow Daily Record PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - The names Roseboro and Hundley are a prominent part of baseball history. They may also be a part of the Mets' future. Jaime Roseboro and Todd Hundley, sons of famous fathers, are working out with the major leaguers here at the St. Lucie County Sports Complex. Neither is expected to go north with the Mets, but both are rising stars in the organization after posting good numbers in single-A ball last year. Roseboro, whose father John' New York Yankees manager Bucky Dent shares a joke with Don Mattingly as the team goes through stretching drills. Reeling Knicks suffer fifth straight loss enough as team falls to 3rd Ewing's 32 not CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dell Curry hit 10 of 14 shots and scored 24 points, including three clutch shots in the final minutes, as the Charlotte Hornets beat New York 106-93 last night, sending the Knicks to their fifth consecutive loss. Armon Gilliam scored 26 points for the Hornets, who won for the third time in four games, but still have the worst record in the NBA vision for most of the season, fell into third place with the loss. Charlotte, which led by eight points at halftime, hit eight of its first 11 shots of the second half to take a 73-58 lead midway through the third quarter. Tyrone Bogues, who finished with 14 points and 15 assists, led the strong showing in the quarter, scoring eight points and handing out five assists. Curry kept the momentum going at 13-53.; The Knicks rallied from an 83-67 deficit to close to 89-81 with 4:37 remaining, but Curry hit three consecutive long jumpers to blunt the comeback. Curry hit three of four 3-point attempts in the game. Patrick Ewing extended his club record of scoring 20 points or more to 26 consecutive games with 32 points. New York, which has been in first place in the Atlantic Di ( UMPIRES TO BOYCOTT SPRING TRAINING GAMES

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