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Friday, March 13, 1998

Demons ice Eagles in Snyder opener

PECOS, Mar. 13 -- The Pecos Eagles' hot start at the plate
ran into sub-freezing temperatures and Dumas pitcher Joe
Stewart Thursday in Snyder, as Stewart and the Dumas Demons
shut down Pecos in the first round of the Snyder Tournament.

Pecos had scored 77 runs in their first six games, but the
Demons' pitcher struck out 11 and allowed just two hits, as
Dumas used a trio of unearned runs to take the early lead,
on the way to a 5-0 victory over Pecos.

Jason Abila lost for the third time in four decisions,
though he pitched much better in 24-degree game-time
conditions than six days earlier in Monahans. Abila allowed
five hits while striking out 14, but the Eagles never
managed to get more than two runners on base in an inning
against Stewart.

Dumas went on to defeat Brownfield by an 11-5 score Thursday
afternoon, which moved them into a tournament semifinal
match this morning against El Paso Ysleta. The Indians edged
Pecos' district rival Big Spring in the other opening round
game on Pecos' side of the bracket, 2-1.

Brownfield and Big Spring played this morning at 9 a.m.,
with the winner coming right back to face the Eagles at
11:30 a.m. Win or lose, the Eagles will play again on
Saturday at 9 a.m., either in the consolation semifinals or
in the ninth place playoff game.

Monahans, which scored 11 runs off Abila last Friday, also
saw their offense shut down, as they dropped a 9-1 decision
to Snyder in their opener on the other side of the bracket.
The Tigers then defeated Lubbock Christian, 3-2, and will
face Fort Stockton in the semifinals. The Panthers won their
opener over Sweetwater, 5-3.

Sweetwater and Lubbock Christian played at 9 a.m. today,
with the winner taking on Monahans at 2 p.m.

The Eagles are assured of two games on Saturday no matter
what the outcome of today's game is. However, depending on
the result of their 9 a.m. game, Pecos could play again at
11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m.

Golf squads in Andrews, San Angelo

PECOS, Mar. 13 -- The Pecos Eagle boys will get an early
look at one of the courses they'll be playing in the
District 4-4A tournament, while Pecos' girls will try out a
course they've had problems with in the past, as the boys
compete today and Saturday in the San Angelo Invitational
and the girls play at the Andrews Invitational.

Both teams teed off today, with the girls hoping to match
last week's results at Midland, while the boys try to
improve on their results at Andrews.

Pecos placed 26th on the Mustangs' course, shooting a 706 in
the two-day tournament, won by the host Mustangs. Casey Love
shot the low score for the Eagles, a two-round total of 166.

Pecos played 10th last year in the Blue Division at San
Angelo, where Lake View is the defending champ. The
tournament which will also feature three of the Eagles' four
other district rivals. Saturday's round will be at the
Riverside Golf Club, where the final round of the 4-4A
tourney will take place on April 16.

The boys will also go to Andrews in district play, while the
girls' trip today and Saturday will be their only visit to
Andrews. The Eagles finished 11th in on the Mustangs' course
a year ago, but come off a victory last week in the Maroon
Division of the Tall City Invitational, rallying from 16
strokes down to win a tiebreaker over Amarillo Tascosa.

Sarah Armstrong placed ninth in the individual standings at
Midland, shooting a 194 for 36 holes.

Knight notches $10,000 win

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Mar. 13 -- Bob Knight got his money's worth, and
so did Richmond

Knight, who paid a $10,000 fine for the right to coach
Indiana in the first round of the NCAA tournament, watched
his seventh-seeded Hoosiers recover after blowing a big lead
to beat No. 10 Oklahoma 94-87 in overtime Thursday night at
the East Regional in Washington, D.C.

Given a choice of paying the fine or serving a one-game
suspension for lashing out at a referee two weeks ago,
Knight forked over the money. He was rewarded with a seat on
the bench for Indiana's first NCAA tournament victory since

``The last three years we lose the first game of the
tournament, OK?'' Knight said. ``In the four years prior to
that, we were the only team that went to the regionals four
times. So maybe it balances out a little bit.''

In an earlier game at the same site, 14th-seeded Richmond
pulled off the biggest upset of the day by shocking No. 3
South Carolina 62-61.

It was the fourth major upset the Spiders have pulled off in
the opening round in the past 14 years.

In 1991, as a 15th seed, they beat second-seeded Syracuse.
In 1988, as the 13th seed, they knocked out defending
national champion Indiana. And in 1984, as the 12th seed,
they beat an Auburn team led by Charles Barkley.

``Every time we come into an arena, we just take the
attitude that the team we're playing doesn't know we're
good,'' Richmond forward Nick Patrick said.

At Washington, D.C.
Richmond 62, South Carolina 61

Jarod Stevenson scored 24 points for Richmond (23-7), which
handed South Carolina its second straight embarrassing
opening-round loss. Last season, the Gamecocks lost as a No.
2 seed to 15th-seeded Coppin State. BJ McKie scored 24
points for South Carolina (23-8).

Indiana 94, Oklahoma 87, OT

Andrae Patterson scored 26 points for Indiana (20-11), which
shot 59 percent from the field. Corey Brewer scored 22
points for the Sooners (22-11), who have lost their last
five opening-round games in the tournament.

Washington 69, Xavier 68

Deon Luton's 17-foot jumper with 11 seconds left gave the
Huskies (19-9) their first NCAA victory since 1984. Gary
Lumpkin's two free throws given Xavier (22-8) the lead with
42 seconds remaining.

UConn 93, Fairleigh Dickinson 85

Richard Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin each scored 30 points as
Connecticut (30-4) held off Fairleigh Dickinson (23-7),
which got a sensational 43-point performance from Elijah

At Hartford, Conn.
North Carolina 88, Navy 52

Antawn Jamison had 17 points and 14 rebounds as top-ranked
North Carolina (31-3) pulled away from Navy (19-11) in the
second half. It was the Tar Heels' first tournament game
since 1959 without Dean Smith, who retired as coach before
the season.

UNC Charlotte 77, Illinois-Chicago 62

DeMarco Johnson had 30 points and 10 rebounds and Sean
Colson added 18 points and 13 assists for Charlotte (20-10).
Anthony Coomes scored 19 points for Illinois-Chicago (22-6).

Princeton 69, UNLV 57

Princeton closed the first half with a 20-2 run and went on
to beat UNLV to extend the nation's longest winning streak
to 20 games. Brian Earl led the Tigers (27-1) with 21
points, while Tyrone Nesby topped UNLV (20-13) with 19.

Michigan St. 83, E. Michigan 71

Mateen Cleaves, playing with foul problems, scored 20 points
as Michigan State beat Eastern Michigan. Charlie Bell added
a career-high 22 points for Michigan State (21-7). Derrick
Dial led Eastern Michigan (20-10) with 29 points.

At Boise, Idaho
Cincinnati 65, N. Arizona 62

D'Juan Baker sank a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds left as
Cincinnati avoided a huge upset. Northern Arizona (21-8), a
15-point underdog in its first NCAA tournament, frustrated
the Bearcats (27-5) with a swarming defense and patient

West Virginia 82, Temple 52

The Mountaineers (23-8) started with a 9-0 run and Temple
never got close in a matchup of teams that were regular
Atlantic 10 rivals before West Virginia moved to the Big
East. Jarrod West scored 15 points for West Virginia, while
Pepe Sanchez led the Owls (21-9) with 15.

Utah 85, San Francisco 68

Utah's towering front line overpowered San Francisco
(19-11), which returned to the tournament 16 years after its
basketball program was dropped in disgrace. Michael Doleac
scored 27 points, including 15-of-17 from the foul line, for
Utah (26-3).

Arkansas 74, Nebraska 65

Nebraska fumbled away a 10-point second-half lead and lost
to Arkansas in a sloppy game that featured 43 turnovers. Pat
Bradley scored 19 points for the Razorbacks (24-8), who
finished with a 13-4 run. Tyronn Lue scored 18 points for
Nebraska (20-12), which fell to 0-6 in the NCAA tournament.

At Sacramento, Calif.

Illinois 64, South Alabama 51

Kevin Turner scored 18 points and Matt Heldman added 15 for
Illinois (23-9), which forced 20 turnovers with a tenacious
defense. Toby Madison led South Alabama (21-7) with 19

Maryland 82, Utah St. 68

Rodney Elliott had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Maryland
beat Utah State. Obinna Ekezie added 17 points and Sarunas
Jasikevicius had 16 points and seven assists for Maryland
(20-10). Kevin Rice led the Aggies (25-8) with 14 points.

Illinois St. 82, Tennessee 81

Dan Muller hit a layup with 1.8 seconds left in overtime to
give Illinois State the victory over Tennessee. Rico Hill
led Illinois State (25-5) with 22 points and LeRoy Watkins
added 18. Tennessee (20-9), which hasn't won an NCAA game in
15 years, was paced by Brandon Wharton's 23 points.

Arizona 99, Nicholls St. 60

Defending national champion Arizona took a 25-point halftime
lead and coasted to a victory over Nicholls State.

Miles Simon scored 24 points and Mike Bibby had 19 for the
Wildcats (28-4), who led by as many as 42 points late in the
game. Russell McCutcheon had 21 points for Nicholls State

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