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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Friday, January 31, 1992 1 1 BASKETBALL - MORNING BRIEFING COLLEGE ROUNDUP Florida St. gives Duke a good run From local and vuirs rlisnatrhoc TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Top-ranked Duke, trailing by a point with 3:43 left, scored the final 14 points behind Grant Hill's surge and struggled past No. 23 Florida State, 75-62, fast night Hill's driving scoop shot gave Duke a 64-62 lead and sparked the closing flourish that sent the defending national champions to their 22nd straight victory before a record Florida sint mnH of 13,610 fans. Hill had eight points in the last 2:22. Duke (16-0, 8-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) matched its best start ever. Hill, who scored 26 points in Duke's 86-70 victory over Florida State earlier this month, and Christian Laettner led the Blue Devils with 20 points each. West Virginia 88, St. Joseph's 77 PHILADELPHIA Marsalis Basey scored 23 points to lead five West Virginia players in double figures as the Mountaineers won their seventh' straight, over St. Joseph's in an Atlantic 10 game. West Virginia (13-5, 5-1) went on a 10-3 run in the second half, and a 3-point shot by Chris Leonard pushed the lead to 66-53 with 9:37 left. St Joseph's (9-9, 3-5) never got closer than 10 points. Utah 57, Texas-El Paso 54 SALT LAKE CITY - Byron Wilson, who had missed four of five shots while scoring only two points, sank a half-court heave at the buzzer to give Utah the upset of 19th-ranked Texas-El Paso. With the score tied 54-54, UTEP's Prince Stewart launched a shot that missed, and Utah's Jimmy Soto grabbed the rebound. He dribbled upcourt and passed to Wilson, who banked in the winning shot from just over the midcourt line. Ohio State 74, Illinois 72 CHAMPAIGN, HI. - Jimmy Jackson scored 16 points and No. 10 Ohio State, after almost blowing an 18-point lead, held on despite poor foul shooting. The Buckeyes made only two of six free throws in the final 1:19, allowing Illinois (8-9, 2-5) to stay close. UNLV 85, Utah St. 80 LOGAN, Utah Elmore Spencer scored 27 points and got No. 21 UNLV off to a fast start in overtime, leading to the victory oyer Utah State. Spencer, held to seven points in the first, began the overtime with a free throw, then blocked a shot and added a dunk. Freshman Reggie Manuel came off the bench to hit a 3-pointer and two free throws in the final 12 seconds for the Runnin' Rebels (18-2, 10-0 in the Big West). UNC Charlotte 77, Louisville 68 CHARLOTTE, N.C. James Terrell scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half, including two key 3-pointers in overtime, in No. 17 North Carolina-Charlotte's victory over No. 24 Louisville. Louisville's Keith LeGree hit a 3-pointer with 42 seconds left to pull the Cardinals within 72-68, but the 49ers (14-3 overall, 3-0 in the Metro Conference) hit five of six free throws in the final minute to keep Louisville (12-5, 3-3) at bay. Tulane 98, Southern Mississippi 86 NEW ORLEANS Matt Greene led The Posse on a 23-10 run midway through the first half to spark No. 16 Tulane. Greene had nine points in the run as Tulane (16-1, 4-0 in the Metro Conference) went from an 11-10 lead to a 38-28 lead. Southern Miss (8-9, 2-2) was led by Clarence Weatherspoon's 33 points. Arizona 104, Oregon 53 TUCSON, Ariz. Ninth-ranked Arizona forced 27 turnovers and made 16 steals in handing Oregon its worst loss ever on sizzling 3-point shooting by ; Matt Othick and Chris Mills. Phil CoaleAssociated Press Florida State's Andre Reid goes for the tip-in against Duke's Christian Laettner last night. The Wildcats (14-3, 4-2 in the Pacific 10) tied a school record with 15 3-pointers. Oregon (5-11, 1-6) has lost six in a row. Massachusetts 77, Rutgers 66 AMHERST, Mass. Harper Williams scored 17 points, including his career 1,000th, as Massachusetts built a 26-point lead and cruised past Rutgers in the Atlantic 10. Rutgers (9-8, 2-5) went scoreless through the final 4:19 of the first half as Massachusetts (17-4, 5-3) turned a seven-point lead into 18 with an 11-0 run. Temple 69, St. Bonaventure 52 OLEAN, N.Y. Mark Strickland and Eddie Jones each scored 14 points to lead Temple to the A-10 victory. St. Bonaventure (7-10, 1-6) scored just seven points in the first 15:56 of the second half as Temple (9-7, 6-4) broke open what had been a close game to take its 18th straight win over St Bonaventure. ' St. Francis 97, Mount St. Mary 83 NEW YORK Lester James scored 23 points to lead four double-figure scorers as St Francis, N.Y., rolled to the Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary, Md. Louis Meyers added 21 points for the Terriers (9-10, 4-5), who held a 55-34 lead at halftime. Phil Galvin scored a game-high 28 points, including six 3-point goals, for the Mountaineers (5-15, 2-7). Fairleigh Dickinson 70, Marist 69 POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Forward Wendell Brereton hit a 10-foot jumper with three seconds left as Fairleigh Dickinson defeated Maristin Northeast Conference action. Brereton led FDU (9-9, 6-2) with 20 points; Izett Buchanan led Marist (7-11, 5-3) with 20 also. Texas 76, Penn State 73 (women) AUSTIN, Texas Cinietra Henderson scored a career-high 31 points as Texas (10-7) defeated No. 8 Penn State in overtime, snapping a seven-game winning streak for the Nittany Lions (14-5). Susan Robinson scored a season-high 29 points and had 10 rebounds for Penn State, but was shut out in overtime. Her court-length desperation shot missed at the buzzer. District women Penn State-Behrend (16-2) came back from a five-point halftime deficit to beat host Bethany, 65-62. Missy Thompson scored 12 for Behrend; Shan-ley Reeves tied a career high with 29 points for Bethany (5-11). . . . Kathy Hair's 21 points led Grove City (8-8) to a 68-49 victory over Westminster (1-1 1). Lisa Legarsky scored 14 for Westminster. A strong second half gave Mt. Aloysious (17-4) an 82-70 victory at Allegany (Md.) Community College (13-4). The winners, who trailed by 32-28 at halftime, got 26 points from Grace Blake. ... Rosemary Kosiorek's 31 points led three West Virginia players in double figures as the No. 25 -Mountaineers (14-2) trounced host Massachusetts (4-13), 94-69. District men Edinboro (13-5) won for the eighth time in its past nine games, 108-73 over visiting Point Park (6-13). Shaler hands NA its first section loss, 60-49 From local dispatches Shaler, the No. 3 team in Quad-A, handed North Allegheny (154, 10-1) its first Section 3 loss with a come-from-behind 60-49 victory last night The win puts Shaler (15-4, 11-1) in first place in the section by one-half game. North Allegheny, the second-ranked team in Quad-A, held a 29-24 halftime advantage and a 37-34 lead after three quarters, but host Shaler outscored the Lady Tigers, 26-12, in the final frame. "This win will give us a push," said Shaler coach Al Gray. "It makes our season because NA is a fantastic team." North Allegheny defeated Shaler, 51-46, on Dec. 19. Senior center Lisa Vizzoca of Shaler scored 18 of her game-high 26 points in the first half. Stacie Cook, GIRLS' ROUNDUP who did not score in the first quarter, added 17 points, and Marcie Sergi had 15. Sergi scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, converting all of her field goals (3-of-3) and free throws (5-of-5). NA junior center Carrie Goheen had 17 points and 16 rebounds. Elsewhere Upper St Clair, ranked fourth in Quad-A, played without freshman guard Mandy West and was upset by visiting Bethel Park (15-3, 8-1) in Section 5, 65-50. West who was averaging 19 points a game, broke the middle finger on her right (shooting) hand in Monday's victory over Peters Township. "We had butterflies at the start of the game," said USC coach Ernie Koontz. "The kids were unsure how they would play without Mandy." Bethel Park took advantage of Upper St. Clair (16-2, 6-2) in the first quarter, jumping to a 19-4 lead. Bethel's Casey Burke led all scorers with 19 points, including five 3-pointers. She had 11 points in the second half. The victory was the ninth straight for Bethel Park and moved the Lady Blackhawks into sole possession of first place in Section 5. Jamie Brown was USC's leading scorer with 17 points. Senior forward Crystal Fields of Tri-Valley went over 1,000 points for her career in a Section 2 victory over McKeesport (11-7, 5-4), 71-57. Fields scored 12 points to give her 1,004. She is the first person at Tri-Valley to score more than 1,000 points since the merger of Albert Gallatin, Fair-chance-Georges, and German high schools six years ago. It was also the first time Tri-Valley (14-5, 4-5) beat McKeesport. Tri-Valley was 0-9 against the Lady Tigers before last night. Tracey Ragano of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart scored 20 points to give her 1,013 in her career in a Section 17 victory over Cornell, 71-44. OLSH's Maria Young had a game-high 22 points. Shelley Bortz of Geibel set a single-game school record with 48 points in a 70-39 win over West Greene in Section 14. NEW EDISON HOTEL 13S NINTH ST., OOWXIOWN COM IM EX01K iHIEIUINMENI DAILY: Noon-J om SAT.: 2 pm-2 am 1 Seller in XXX!!! SAVANTU0 'Starlet of the Year! Over 50 "X" Film Hottest Hew "XXX" Star! Penthmne lW 4More WW i v f Mike White's Recruiting Hotline 1-900-776-HflKE Daily football recruiting news. Separate lines for Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia and Notre Dame. Comments from recruits and their coaches. Daily updates Monday through Friday. Phone answers 24 hours a day. Special line for specific questions that will be personally answered by Mike White. 1-900-776-HDKE 95 cents per minute Touch-tone phones only t - S-r 1 j 1 ' j t "... ' ,t'f -i. 3t j-.- I) Lakers still plan to retire Magic's number From local and wire dispatches Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Jerry West said yesterday the team still plans to retire Magic Johnson's jersey Feb. 16 despite the fact that Johnson has alluded to a possible comeback. Johnson, 32, wore No. 32 for the Lakers for 12 seasons and led them to five NBA championships. On Nov. 7, Johnson announced his retirement because he had contracted the virus that causes AIDS, but during an impromptu news conference before the Lakers' game against Golden State Wednesday night, he left the way open for a possible return. "I'm all right to play right now, if I want to play," he said. "The only thing that would keep me from playing is myself. If I want to come back, I could come back. I haven't ruled out coming back." The NBA's three-time Most Valuable Player and all-time assist leader is scheduled to play in the NBA Ail-Star game Feb. 9 at Orlando, Fla., andin the Olympic Games at Barcelona in July. Johnson's doctors advised him to retire when tests for an insurance policy revealed the virus. "It's not up to my doctors, because everything is great," Johnson insisted. "It's all on me. My doctors can advise me, but they're not in my body." Pro football Mike Shanahan, 39, recently fired by the Denver Broncos, was named offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. Baseball California pitcher Jim Abbott signed a one-year contract for $1.85 million with the Angels. Abbott, 24, had an 18-11 record with a 2.89 earned run average and five complete games last season. New York Yankees shortstop Randy Velarde, who hit .245 with one home run and 15 RBIs last season, signed a $360,000 one-year contract, a $215,000 raise over his 1991 salary. Golf At Pebble Beach, Calif., Mark Wiebe and Jeff Sluman each shot 8-under 64s to lead after the first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Arnold Palmer shot 71. At Lake Worth, Fla., Beth Daniel and Helen Alfredsson each shot 6-under 66s to share the lead after the first round of the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. America's Cup Japan's Nippon was forced to withdraw from Race 5 due to rud-, der problems on leg six of the eight-leg course in the first round ' of the America's Cup Challenger Selection Series at San Diego. New Zealand, with a 1-minute, 56-second lead at the time, was declared the winner after completing the 20.03-mile race course in 2 hours, 30 minutes, 7 seconds. College football Miami did an about-face and agreed to play in the 1992 Kickoff Classic. But a game pitting last season's two national champions fell apart when Washington declined, The Associated Press reported. Washington defensive tackle Steve Emtman, who won the Outland Trophy and Lombardi -Award as the nation's top lineman ' this season, is expected to submit his application for the NFL draft ; ; and skip his senior season. ' ' Georgia Tech linebacker : : Marco Coleman, the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time sack leader, will announce today that -he is forgoing his senior season to 7 enter the NFL draft in April, the -Atlanta Journal reported. -' In the district Notre Dame center Keith -Tower, a senior from Moon, will ... be out for 2-6 weeks with a fractured elbow. Tower is second on the team with 5.5 rebounds a game and averages 3.8 points. Major Harris, the former West Virginia University quarterback, has signed with the Washington Marauders of the new Professional Spring Football League. The league starts March 1 and the Marauders play their home games at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The minimum salary for players is $30,000. Indiana University of Pa. had two women qualify for the NCAA Division II national swin meet March 8 in Grand Forth, N.D. Kim Berghoff of Franklin Regional in the 200 backstroke and Tawney Nardozza in the 50 freestyle. Bob Fraser, a graduate of East Allegheny High School, was named the Holy Cross defensive line coach. Quoting 'em Buffalo Bills tackle Will Wol-ford, on teammate Thurman Thomas' whining that he doesn't get respect from the media after winning the MVP this season: "You have to understand Thurman. If you didn't know him, you'd think he was an idiot. We've known him two or three years now, and we know he's an idiot." POST-GAZETTE WEATSHIRT Mi ' 1 1 $ : lip) j. 7 '. ..ifJ PG Staffers Crystal Howard and Artene Haralson model P-G sweatshirts Beat the cold weather with a stylish Post-Gazette sweatshirt. The sweatshirts hooded and crew neck are available at The Pittsburgh Store in the Post-Gazette lobby, 50 Blvd. of the Allies, for $15 (crew neck) and $17 (hooded). Add $3 for mail orders. Manufactured in the USA by Russell Athletic, the sweatshirts are 50 cotton and 50 polyester. The hooded sweatshirts are white with a blue P-G logo and the crew necks are birch with a blue logo. Post-Gazette Sweatshirts P.O. Box 957 Pittsburgh, Pa. 15230 Enclosed is $ for hooded sweatshirts at $20 each in the following size(s): adult medium adult large adult x-large xx-large ($2) andor crew neck sweatshirts at $1 8 each in the following size(s): adult large adult x-large. Send to: Name Address City State Zip Make check payable to the Post-Gazette K Mike White

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