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Standard- Speaker PORTS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1990 Page 11 Big-play Sooners roll to 45-10 rout of Nebraska ,x n ' J'" X-..A , -- l, . , -fin mum ill n- ' rr ririTii Notre Dame's LaPhonso Ellis, left, pulls down a rebound in front of Duke's Christian Laettner during Friday night's NIT consolation game. (AP) Second-half surge gives Arizona NIT title, 89-77 NEW YORK (AP) - Sean Rooks scored a career-high 31 points and Chris Mills 29, and No. 3 Arizona outscored No. 2 Arkansas, 42-11, in a 12-minute span of the second half to beat the Razor-backs, 89-77, in the final of the Big Apple NTT Friday night. Arizona (4-0) trailed 55-46 with 13 minutes remaining and 57-49 with 12:28 to go. Arkansas (3-1) went the next 4:38 without scoring as the Wildcats took control behind the inside play of the 6-foot-11 Rooks and the 6-6 Mills, a transfer from Kentucky who was named most valuable player in the tournament Barkley's 36 lead Sixers by Cavaliers PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Charles Barkley connected on 15 of 19 shots, scored 36 points and made two key baskets in the last minute to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 111-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Cleveland took a 102-100 lead on a jumper by Craig Ehlo with 2 minutes to play. But the 76ers scored seven straight points, capped by Barkley's steal and layup with 40 seconds remaining. After Larry Nance made a jumper, Barkley drove for another basket to put the game out of reach. Hersey Hawkins had 19 points and Rickey Green 14 for Philadelphia. Larry Nance scored 31 points and Mark Price 20 for Cleveland. A tip-in by Mills started a run of 13 consecutive points by Arizona. The next nine were scored by Rooks, who had 19 points in the second half to surpass his previous career best, 24 last season against UCLA. A basket by Arlyn Bowers broke the scoreless streak by Arkansas, but Arizona kept up the pressure by scoring 11 of the next 12 points for a 73-60 advantage with 5:11 remaining. The Wildcats' largest lead was 88-66. Arkansas was led by Todd Day with 19 points and Roosevelt Wallace with 11. Day had only one point in the second half and Wallace was scoreless. Arizona used its big front line and the outside shooting of Mills to grab a 29-21 lead with 7:09 left in the first half. Mills had 10 points, including two 3-pointers, in the first 12:25. Arkansas outscored the Wildcats, 24-8, for the remainder of the period for a 45-37 halftime lead. DUKE NOTRE DAME 85 77 NEW YORK (AP) - Bill McCaffrey scored 21 points and No. 6 Please see ARIZONA, page 13 By OWEN CANFIELD AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma made big plays all over the place Friday in handing lOth-ranked Nebraska another big disappointment. The Sooners had 396 yards of offense and the defense came up with seven turnovers in a 45-10 victory. It improved their record to 8-3 overall and lifted them into a tie with Nebraska for second place in the Big Eight at 5-2. The victory ended a two-year losing streak against the Cornhuskers and also helped assuage the disappointment of last-minute losses to Texas and Iowa State, games the Sooners let get away. Oklahoma coach Gary Gibbs said it was his team's biggest win in his two years as head coach. "I'd have to say it is for our football team when you consider the quality of the opponent," Gibbs said. "Where Nebraska's ranked, the way we played, it was a great way to end the 1990 season." The Sooners cannot go to a bowl because of NCAA sanctions. Nebraska, meanwhile, goes into the Citrus Bowl against Georgia Tech with a 9-2 record. The first loss came at home against Colorado, which scored 27 fourth-quarter points to win. Now this. The Cornhuskers were held to 118 rushing yards and 229 overall, both season lows. They entered the game averaging 362 rushing yards and 465 total yards. Nebraska also had to play most of the game without quarterback Mickey Joseph, who was injured early in the first quarter and did not return. "I knew it would be tough, and I thought it would be close," Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said. "I'm embarrassed, for myself and for our football team. I thought we had a better football team than that.' ' Oklahoma took control with a three-touchdown second quarter. Freshman Cale Gundy threw for one of the scores and snuck in for another, then set up the third with a long pass. After the Cornhuskers made it 21-10 with a touchdown early in the third quarter, Oklahoma took control with two straight touchdowns by fullback Mike McKinley. That erased any doubt about the outcome. McKinley, who had 87 yards on eight carries, scored on a 7-yard run four plays after an interception gave Oklahoma the ball at the Cornhuskers' 20. Then he scored late in the third quarter on a 48-yard run, his longest of the season. "That was a preat feeline. running down the sidelines," said McKinley, who stiff -armed safety Tyrone Byrd into the turf along the way. "I haven't had that feeling since high school." Gundy, a true freshman, completed only five passes 1 1 but they went for 119 yards. He hit tight end Adrian Cooper on a 36-yard touchdown early in the second quarter that gave the Sooners the lead for good, 7-3. Cooper made a nice over-the-head catch while tightly guarded by Byrd, then added another nifty catch later in the quarter. An interception gave Oklahoma the ball at the Nebraska 46. After a 3-yard loss on first down, Gundy threw deep to Cooper, who outjumped two defenders and came down with the ball at the 9-yard line. McKinley scored his first touchdown of the day on the next play. "I couldn't have written a better way to leave the University of Oklahoma," Cooper said. t. "5 ' 4 Oklahoma running back Dewell Brewer (23) picks up some first-quarter yardage in Friday's 45-10 rout of Nebraska. (AP) Lions are finally getting 'respect' By RALPH BERNSTEIN AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Seven weeks ago, after beating Syracuse, Penn State coach Joe Paterno lamented that his unranked players weren't getting the credit they deserved. Things have changed. Penn State goes against Pitt today boasting an eight-game winning streak and ranked 11th in the nation. In the 86-year intrastate rivalry, Penn State (8-2) leads Pitt (3-6-1) in the series 44-41-1. State lost its first two games of the season by a total of nine points to Texas and Southern California, both Top 25 teams. Patemo recalled his post-Syracuse remarks this week. "I said I think this team may be better than a lot of people give it credit for, and I think that's probably true. Maybe where people are ranking us now (is) because we beat Notre Dame; maybe we're getting our fair share now. I don't know." After Pitt, Penn State heads for the Blockbuster Bowl Dec. 28 to face Florida State. "At the end of the year I'll comment on the rankings. I really don't know who is ahead of us now," Paterno said. "Frankly, I think we're a good football team playing well, playing hard, getting better each week. I just hope it keeps up." Paterno is trying to guard against a letdown following last week's 24-21 upset of Notre Dame, the No. 1 Please see RESPECT, page 13 PISTONS BULLETS 97 88 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Mark Aguirre scored 20 points and Joe Dumars 19 as the Detroit Pistons defeated the Washington Bullets, 97-88, for their sixth straight victory. Isiah Thomas had 18 points and James Edwards added 14 for Detroit. Tom Hammonds led Washington with 18 points. The Pistons held NBA scoring leader Bernard King, who came into the game with a 31.9 average, to 11 points on 5-for-16 shooting. Detroit outscored the Bullets, 11-4, at the start of the third quarter to lead 65-48 after a 3-point goal by Thomas. But the Pistons didn't score again for 5:58, when Dumars broke the dry spell with a short hook shot. Washington had an 11 -point run while holding the Pistons scoreless to cut the lead to 65-59. Detroit scored the last five points of the quarter to take a 74-63 margin into the final quarter. I J I r . -f Third-period rally sparks Flyers' win Pittsburgh's John Cullen (11) is dropped the ice by Rod Langway of the Washington Capitals during Friday night's game in Landover. (AP) CELTICS KINGS 115 105 BOSTON (AP) - Rookie Dee Brown scored a season-high 14 points and sparked the Boston Celtics with his pesky defense in a Please see SIXERS, page 13 PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Scott Mellanby's power-play goal early in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and sparked the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday. Toronto lost for the fourth straight game and remained winless in 10 road games this season. Philadelphia, in second place in the Patrick Divsion, won its second straight and closed to within five points of the idle New York Rangers. Mellanby, who has nine goals this season, scored his first at home when he tucked a backhander between the pads of goalie Peter Ing at 4:03 of the final period. Rick Tocchet, who had a goal and and an assist, dumped a pass to Keith Acton in the slot and Acton found Mellanby alone just outside the goalmouth. Derrick Smith made it 3-1 when he picked up a loose puck just inside the blue line, skated in and beat Ing to the glove side from the left faceoff circle with 12:13 left in the game. Dale Kushner scored on a power play with nine seconds to play, slipping a shot under Ing from just outside the crease to end the scor-ing. SABRES OILERS 3 2 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Benoit Hogue scored 34 seconds into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Hogue moved in from the point, took a pass from Rick Vaive and fired a low shot between the legs of Oilers goaltender Bill Ranford. Rob Ray and Mike Foligno had the other Buffalo goals. Martin Gelinas and Jeff Smith scored for Edmonton. It was Smith's goal at 14:22 of the third period that sent the game into overtime. WHALERS BRUINS 4 3 BOSTON (AP) - Hartford's Ron Francis and Pat Verbeek took advantage of overlapping five-minute penalties in the third period to score two goals apiece, boosting the Whalers to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins. Boston's Cam Neely was hit with a five-minute match penalty for high sticking the Whalers' Randy Lavouceur at 5:34, and John Please see FL YERS, page 13 Former Phillie Bo Diaz killed By HAROLD OLMOS Associated Press Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Former major league catcher Bo Diaz was killed Friday when he was crushed by a satellite dish on the roof of his home. He was 37. Diaz, who played with the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Phillies during a 13-year major league career, was attempting to adjust the dish, which apparently was knocked off line by high winds, according to a televised report by Caracas channel 4. According to Jose Gonzalez, an official of the Caracas morgue, Diaz died when the dish collapsed, crushing his neck and skull against the base of the dish. Gonzalez said that Diaz died instantly from the accident. An earlier report by Technical and Judicial Police spokeswoman Francisca Diaz said Diaz had been electrocuted while attempting to install the dish. Diaz lived in a two-story home in the Baruta section of the city, an upper-middle class neighborhood on the east side of the city. Diaz, a Venezuelan, was playing for the Caracas Lions of the Venezuelan winter league, hoping to get back into shape for a return to the majors. After Tuesday's game against the Aragua Tigers at Maracay, he left the club because of a dispute with manager Phil Regan, team officials said. The Lions canceled Friday night's game against the Zulia Aguilas. "Bo was as nice a fellow as you'd want to meet," said Paul Owens, who managed Diaz on the Phillies' World Series champions of 1983. "He was a good family man. A fine gentleman. "I always admired him. Even after we traded him to Cincinnati, he always stopped in to see me when he was in town." Diaz, an All-Star in 1981 with Cleveland and 1987 with Cincinnati, appeared in 993 major league games and compiled a .255 batting average with 87 home runs. His best season was 1982, when he batted .288 with 18 homers and 85 RBIs for Philadelphia. He also batted .270 with 15 homers and 82 RBIs for Cincinnati in 1987. "This is a tragedy, it really is," Reds owner Marge Schott said in Cincinnati. "This is a shame. I was very close to his family." In addition, Diaz holds the Venezuelan League home run record of 20, set in the 1979-80 season. Years earlier, his Little League team was Please see KILLED, page 13 if tM "' If Bo Diaz Crushed by satellite dish

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