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The Daily Tar Heel Monday, January 12, 19875
By JAMES SUROWIECKI
Assistant Sports Editor
DURHAM Once all the trap
pings are stripped away, once you
remove the intrastate rivalry, the
conference implications and the
storied tradition, the essence of
Saturday's Duke-UNC contest was
rather simple. Mike Krzyzewski and
Dean Smith are among basketball's
most brilliant apostles of the gospel
of Defense, and it was that gospel
which was in clear evidence
The impact of the teaching
becomes obvious after a quick
perusal of the stats. Both squads shot
under 50 percent from the field.
Together the two teams dished out
just 26 assists, including but one
from Kenny Smith and just two from
Tommy Amaker, while committing
an amazing 40 turnovers. And while
the frantic pace of the game no doubt
contributed to the number of
miscues, of greater importance was
the passion with which both offenses
"Both programs are built on
defense," Smith said afterward.
"There were a lot of turnovers, but
they were forced.
The forcing of those turnovers, for
the most part, was due to intense
pressure all over the court. Both the
Tar Heels and the Blue Devils
employ tough man-to-man defensive
schemes, and for Duke in particular,
falling back into a zone is heresy of
the highest order. When they play,
then, the result is almost always a
game which comes dowa to individ
ual defensive execution. This clash
in Cameron was no exception.
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The North Carolina men's swim
ming and diving team's unbeaten
streak came to an end Saturday
afternoon as the University of
Tennessee defeated the Tar Heels
handily, 144-72, at Koury
The loss marks North Carolina's
16th in as many tries against the
Volunteers, who are coached by 1984
Olympic assistant coach' Ray Bliz
zard. Twice the National Coach-of-the-Year,
Buzzard led Tennessee to
a NCAA Division 1 championship
in 1978 and is currently on pace for
another undefeated season.
The 13th-ranked Volunteers dom
inated Saturday's competition as
they captured their 10th straight
victory. Ironically, the quality of
North Carolina's new natatorium
may have aided in UNC's defeat.
Teams competing against the Tar
Heels want to take full advantage
of the natatorium, since it is touted
as one of the fastest swimming
facilities in the nation. The prospect
of establishing personal bests and
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There was, however, a new wrin
Jkle in UNCs defensive philosophy.
The Tar Heels, anxious to avoid
yielding quick baskets, gambled less
on defense than usual and threw very
few traps at Duke.
It seems ironic, then, that two of
the game's most important points
came courtesy of a Kenny Smith
steal, usually a trademark of UNC's
full-court press. With the score 56
54 Duke, Smith, taking advantage
of Tommy Amaker's absence, tipped
away a pass, grabbed the ball and
raced past Billy King to tie the game
with a resounding jam.
On the next trip up the court.
Smith again stole the ball and was
fouled. He missed the front end of
the one-and-one, but his defensive
sermon had been given.
"All year it seemed like 1 was just
missing those,' Smith said. "I guess
the adrenaline just got me going, got
me a little quicker. With (Amaker)
out, 1 went for the steals a little more
But if UNC's backcourt was
cutting off the passing lanes outside,
the interior defense was shakier.
Duke's John Smith roamed the paint
and the baseline seemingly at will,
finishing the game with 22 points on
More intriguing was Billy King's
success in driving to the hoop. UNC
is one of the few teams in college
basketball that likes to channel
opposing players to the baseline,
where presumably they can be cut
off, and trapped. King, however,
exploited this tendency, beating his
defender to the baseline and explod
ing to the basket.
NCAA qualifying times means that
teams coming to Chapel Hill get
more geared up to swim than they
Tennessee was no exception to the
list of teams preparing more inten
sely for competition at UNC. The
Volunteers captured 11 of 13 events
and even took out some of their
better competitors toward the end
of the meet when they were sure they
had locked up the win.
Senior co-captain Danny Flack
was one of two men to win an event
for UNC when he took the 500-yard
freestyle in a time of 4:36.60. Hack
was left with a somewhat empty
victory, however, since Tennessee
had taken out their top man in the
event, Steve Harris. Harris had
barely defeated Flack earlier in the
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Three times he did so, and three
times the backside help was late. The
result was two easy layups and one
trip to the free throw line.
Kenny Smith was sanguine about
King's success. "Sometimes the
defense works, and sometimes it
doesn't," he said. "His moves were
pretty quick, and that's what was
key. But the defensive execution
down the end is what really counts."
And when it came down to the
final three minutes, the Tar Heels
indeed had the superior defensive
performances. Every shot Duke took
was contested, and J.R. Reid made
sure that one shot was all the Blue
Devils got. Reid atoned for his 3-for-9
shooting by completely dom
inating the boards and grabbing the
game's last five rebounds.
When it came time for a check
of intestinal fortitude, then, UNC
was the better team. And in some
sense, those last three minutes were
a tribute to the success that comes
to those who live by the word. The
word of Dean and the word of
Defense, that is.
they took him out," Flack said after
the meet. "When you race you want
to try to win over the best." Flack
still holds both the school and pool
records in both of the distance
UNC's only other event winner
was sophomore diver Andy Hunter,
who won the three-meter diving. The
win marks the first for Hunter, who
said he felt UNC's divng team is
doing well despite coming off some
injuries and: a training trip. "We've
got a fresh start with the new pool
and a new coach," Hunter said.
According to coach Frank Com
fort, the team learned it has a lot
to improve on as the ACC Cham
pionships draw near. "We have to
coach better, practice better and race
better," he said. "We had some good
swims, but we would have liked to
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By MIKE BERARDINO
Assistant Sports Editor
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Going into Saturday's
women's basketball game matching No. 22 North
Carolina against fourth-ranked and unbeaten Virginia,
UNC coach Sylvia Rhyne-Hatchell knew her Tar Heels
would have to play a near-perfect game to knock off
the Cavaliers. .
And for about 12Vi minutes, UNC did just that,
playing a tight man-to-man defense, forcing turnovers
and taking good shots in building a 27-20 lead. But
with 7:34 to go before halftime, North Carolina's big
gun, center Dawn Royster, was forced to the bench with
her third personal foul. Soon afterwards, the pressure
of performing at a near-perfect level forced the Tar Heels
upset hopes to cave in.
Virginia outscored UNC 25-7 the rest of the first half
and the visitors never got closer than eight points the
rest of the way as the high-powered Cavs rolled to an
81-66 victory before 2,500 in University Hall.
"It hurt us very much when Dawn picked up that
third foul in the first half," said Hatchell, whose team
dropped to 8-4 overall and 2-1 in the conference. "And
I thought a couple of them were cheap fouls.
"We did some good things, but 1 was disappointed
with our concentration. We missed a lot of easy shots.
We have a lot of work to do there."
All-America forward Nancy Mayer led all scorers with
19 points for the Wahoos, who won their 13th game
against no losses overall and their third in the ACC.
But afterwards, she was more anxious to talk about
team defense than personal scoring.
"As soon as Royster went out, we changed the zone,"
Mayer said. "Instead of keeping the guards packed in
Ciemson 91, Wake Forest 88 (OT)
North Carolina 85, Duke 77
Virginia 71, Maryland 64
N.C. State 63. Georgia Tech 62
Fla. International at Ciemson
Georgia Tech at Old Dominion
Lehigh at Wake Forest
UNC 85, Duke 77
UNC Hunter 2-6 1-2 5, Popson 3-8 2-3 8.
Wolf 7-11 6-7 20. Reid 3-9 5-7 11. Lebo 5-8 2
2 15. K. Smith 5-13 2-3 14, Bucknall 1-12-4 4,
Williams 1-2 0-2 2. R. Smith 1-3 6-6 Totals:
28-61 26-36 85. : . ,
DUKE King 3-4 1 -2 7, Ferry 3-7 5-8 1 1. Smith
9-13 4-4 22, Strickland 4-11 2-3 1 Amaker 9
18 0-0 19, Nessley 1-4 2-4 4. Snyder 0-2 0-0 0.
Abdelnaby 0-0 0-0 0, Goodman 0-0 0-0 0, Brickey
1 -3 0-1 2. Totals: 30-64 14-22 77.
Halftime Score UNC 39, Duke 38. Three-point
goals -r- UNC 3-9 (Lebo 1 -2. K. Smith 2-6. R. Smith
0- 1). Duke 3-12 (Ferry 0-1. Strickland 2-5, Amaker
1- 4. Snyder 0-2). Turnovers UNC 22. Duke 18.
Rebounds UNC 43 (Reid 15). Duke 31 (Nessley
7). Assists UNC 13 (Popson 5), Duke 13 (King,
Ferry 4). Fouls UNC 19, Duke 28. Fouled out
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saying, 'Get it out, get it out
UNC scored its last seven points
from the free throw line, converting
seven of eight free throws to assure
the victory. "We didn't keep them
off the free throw line, and that was
one of the keys," said a disappointed
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. "I
don't feel very good right now."
Joe Wolf didn't feel very good
during the game, still suffering the
effects of a back strain in the SMU
game. But Wolf, who didn't practice
all week, continually hit the big shot
for the Tar Heels and paced the team
with 20 points. "This one has a
special meaning for me," Wolf said,
explaining how badly he wanted to
win his final game at Cameron.
Wolf and Lebo usually got the Tar
Heels the clutch baskets Saturday.
And Reid, playing his first game in
front of the animalistic Duke crowd,
swept the boards free of 1 5 rebounds,
including the game's last five.
, The crowd hoped to. rattle Reid,
chanting his first name "Herman,
Herman" when he went to the free
throw line and holding up signs
asking, "Can J.R. Reid?"
But the freshman proved a model
of concentration, scoring 1 1 points
and blocking two shots to go along
with his rebound total, which was
more than twice as many as any
other player. "I knew it was going
to be a bad place to play," Reid said.
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so far, they could extend out a little more because they
didn't have to worry about the inside. That allowed them
to go for more steals andther their outside shooters."
The Tar Heels immediately began to turn the ball
over and went cold from the perimeter. Shooting guard
Liza Donnell was the one player most adversely affected
by the adjustment, missing 10 of 17 shots and committing
seven of UNC's 26 total turnovers.
Offensively, the Virginia backcourt was lethal. The
trio of point guard Donna Holt ( 1 6), reserve guard Tonya
Cardoza (15), and shooting guard Daphne Hawkins
combiried for 44 points. Holt, an All-ACC selection last
season and a prohibitive favorite to repeat that honor
again this year, added a pair of eights in the categories
of steals and assists.
"Their guards are tremendous. They're quick, they
can shoot, and they block out," said Hatchell, whose
Tar Heels dropped to 8-4 and 2-1. "Liza Donnell is
a very quick guard who does a great job for us. But
they've got three Liza Donnells!"
Despite the foul trouble which limited her to 29
minutes of playing time, Royster still managed to lead
the team in scoring with 16 points. Donnell and Merlaine
Oden, who had a game-high nine rebounds, were next
"We've got to go back to the drawing board and work
on some things to contain the guards a little more,"
Hatchell said. "We'd go to a zone and if their guards
didn't shoot, they'd work the ball around to the
North Carolina's next game is a Tuesday night home
affair against N.C. State. The 8 p.m. game will be the
first ever played by the women in the Smith Center.
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"But if we can win here at Cameron,
we can win anywhere."
Kenny Smith contributed 14
points for the Tar Heels, but was
held to one assist by Duke's Tommy
Amaker. Smith in turn held Amaker
to two assists, although the Duke
senior hit for 19 points.
The game was nip-and-tuck
throughout the first half, which
ended with the Tar Heels holding a
one-point lead. Duke rolled to a 50
45 margin early in the second half
after Amaker converted a layup after
one of UNC's 22 turnovers. Duke
stayed ahead until the Tar Heels
went on a 9-0 tear punctuated by
a Kenny Smith dunk. Duke soon
answered with seven straight points
to tie the game at 66 with six minutes
left. The Blue Devils then took their
last lead at 72-71 before UNC went
on its final, game-winning streak.
Said Duke forward Billy King,
"They just wanted the ball more than
we did. It came down to desire."
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