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Collage Virginia 85 . Wake Forest 88 Arizona 102 Vanderbilt 108 Memphis State 89 Villanova 76 '""EOkGiball - clmso'n ' 93. ; Old Dominion -83 UCLA 64 LSU 74. Florida State 78 Connecticut 67 N.C. State 71 Duke 102 Oklahoma 103 Wisconsin 72 Indiana 76 Pittsburgh 82 St. Johns 67 Georgia Tech 69 Kansas 72 Colorado 88 Illinois 52 Michigan 75 Seton Hall 76 Depaul 64 Monday POETS 12The Daily Tar Heel Monday, February 20, 1989 1m Heels weircome weatthe Clutch free throw inside play key 86 By DAVE GLENN Sports Editor COLLEGE PARK, Md. When a two-hour flight turned into a nine hour weekend bus ride for the Tar Heels, the Maryland Terrapins' hopes for an upset took a turn for the better. The Terps knew that a high-flying, 21-5 UNC squad, which had lost to N.C. State and Clemson in its previous two ACC road games, was grounded Saturday after the cancel lation of an afternoon flight to Washington because of poor weather conditions. After the Tar Heels packed a chartered bus and left for College Park at about 3:30 p.m., the thinking began. "We thought we had a good chance to beat them at first," said Maryland forward Jerrod Mustaf. "But then we found out about that (the long trip by bus), and it pumped us up a little bit. "We know how tough it is to win on the road in the ACC, . and that just made things that much worse for them." But, once the Tar Heels arrived, even Mother Nature couldn't keep them off the boards and away from the foul line. Behind the strength of 17 points and nine rebounds by forward J.R. Reid, the seventh-ranked Tar Heels muscled their way to an 86-75 triumph over the host Terrapins for their fourth consecutive victory. The win upped UNC's record to 22-5, 8 3 in the ACC. The Terps dropped to 8-16. 1-10 in conference play. Though the Tar Heels shot only 42 percent from the field, they went inside at every opportunity, ending the afternoon with a season-high 34 free throw attempts. That was good enough for 30 points from the bonus line for UNC, compared to only nine (in 10 attempts) for the Terps. UNC coach Dean Smith said getting the ball to the big guys is risers swim to ACC title ar Heel By NEIL AMATO Staff Writer The sixth-ranked Clemson wom en's swim team gave the No. 13 Tar Heel women too much, too late to win the 1989 ACC Championships at Koury Natatorium on Saturday. The Tigers pulled away from the competition on Saturday, the final night of the competition, to easily outdistance runner-up North Caro lina. 892-774. Virginia placed third at 601, fol lowed by N.C. State'with 426 points, Mary land (334) and Duke (219). The Tigers, who once trailed UNC and led by only 28.5 points after Fridays swims, won six of seven events on Saturday and 16 of 20 for the entire meet to capture their third consecutive ACC title. "I'm as proud as 1 can be," said Clemson coach Bob Boettner, who, for the fourth straight year, was named ACC Coach of the Year. "It's one of the greatest feelings. North Carolina swam really well. We had to swim well, and we did." One Clemson swimmer who swam very well was 1988 Olympic team member Mitzi Kremer. Kremer played a pivotal role in the Tigers' .victory, contributing to four winning relays and notching three individual firsts. Kremer set ACC and Koury Natatorium records in the 100-, 200 and 500-yard freestyles with times of 49.64, 1:47.14 and 4:45.66, respectively. Despite her previous accolades, Kremer was ecstatic about winning her second ACC Swimmer of the Year award. "The competition at ACCs is really tough," Kremer said. "To come out here and win events and to get an award like Swimmer of the Year is extra special. It means an awful lot tome. Besides Kremer, Clemson had several swimmers with multiple wins. . RuthjGrodsky placed first in the 400- always important. "We've been get ting the ball inside a lot," Smith said. "And, generally, when you do that, your field goal percentage is going to be higher." But while the Tar Heels struggled at times with their shots in the paint, the Terrapins were staying in the game with some second-half sharp shooting from the outside. Down by seven at the intermission, Maryland came out firing in the second stanza. When senior guard John Johnson, who finished the game with a game high 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting, buried a three-pointer with seven minutes remaining in the game, the Terps had crept to within two at 61 59. But they never took the lead. After the Tar Heels answered with a Reid 12-foot jumper in the lane, Terrapin forward Walt Williams took charge of the Maryland offense. The 6-foot-8 Williams, who handled the ball effectively against the Tar Heels trapping defenses for most of the game, scored six of the Terps next seven points as the home team was still alive, trailing by four with less than three minutes to play. But UNC's Steve Bucknall, who finished with 16 points and a game high seven assists on the day, put the game away a minute later with something the Tar Heels had been shying away from all afternoon . the three-pointer. Bucknall's trey, UNC's fourth of the game, put the Tar Heels up, up and away at 73 66 with just 1:45 remaining in the game. Smith recognized the importance of Bucknall's timely bomb. "Buck's three-pointer as the (shot) clock was running down was a big one for us," Smith said. "Then (King) Rice and (Jeff) Lebo hit the free throws at the end." Maryland coach Bob Wade's score-and-foul technique in the women yard individual medley, the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breast stroke. Jill Bakehorn also copped three firsts in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 200 individual medley. North Carolina's only multiple individual winner in the meet was Melanie Buddemeyer. A fifth-year senior from Pittsburgh, Buddemeyer accomplished a feat that has been equaled by only two other ACC swimmers in history. With weekend wins in the 100 (55.74) and 200 (2:00.87) butterflies, she became a four-time winner in the two events. Only UNC's Sue Walsh and Polly Winde did the same, with Walsh winning the 100 and 200 backstrokes from 1981 to 1984 and Winde with the 400 individual medley from 1983 to 1986. During the awards ceremony for the 200, Buddemeyer received a five minute standing ovation when her accomplishments were listed. "It was a very emotional meet for me," a teary-eyed Buddemeyer said. "I couldn't have capped it off better. Not by me winning, but by being with the better team. The way we pulled together and the way everybody supported each other made the past three days a much better experience than my winning. That's what made it so emotional. I wouldn't have it any other way to end my career." Going into Friday's competition, North Carolina trailed by 32 points and looked to close the gap. The Tar Heels did get a big lift with their win in the 200 freestyle relay. UNC's first three swimmers senior Kim Beattie, sophomore Jill Benda and senior Wendy Powers stayed even with the Tigers. Fresh man Melissa Douse would swim the last leg for the Tar Heels and go head-to-head with Kremer. Douse got a good start and nipped Kremer by .12, giving the Tar Heels a victory with a pool-record time of 1:33.59. snootin - 75 win Lien's Basketball - Sunday UNC 88, Maryland 7$ UNC flefcj 6-tO 5-7 17. Fox 4-1 1 5-6 14. a Wfflams ; 2-6 1-2 5. Budwafl 5-8 4-4 16. Rk 2-4 5-5 a Madden 3-8 2-2 8,CWicuS t-6 3-3 5. Lebo 2-5 5-5 10, RDavis 1-1 0-0 2, Oenny 0-0 0-0 Totets 26-60 30-34 86. Maryland Dckerson 0-4 0-0 0, Mustaf 4-$ 2-2 11. Massenburg 5-8 0-0 10. Johnson 10-18 0-0 24, i Narad 2-6 0-0 5. W. Wffiaim 4-11 6-6 16, Martin 1 3 0-0 Z Lewis 4-5 t-2 a Totals 30-60 9-10 75, Hatftme Score: UNC 36-21 Three-point goals UNC 4-9 (BucknaS 2-5, Fox 1-2, Lebo 1-2). Maryland 6-14 Johnson 4-9, Mustai 1-1. Narad 1-2. Dckerson M, W. WOliams 0-1). ftdxxmds UNC 40 (Reid 9. Maryland 28 (Mustaf 12). Assists UNC 16 (SucknaS . 75, Maryland 16 flwiassenburg, Narad, W. WifSams 4). f outs UNC 15. Maryland 21. A 14,152 . closing minutes proved unsuccessful down the stretch. Lebo, who came off the bench to score his 10 points, nailed four consecutive shots from the charity stripe and his replacement at point guard, Rice, added a basket and three bonuses of his own as UNC pulled away in the final minute for the 1 1 -point margin of victory. In the first half, it was the Terrapins who looked travel-weary, as UNC jumped out to a quick lead on the strength of four hoops and two free throws by Reid. Pressured by the Tar Heels' trap ping defense, the Terps scored on only one of nine possessions in one stretch. When Kevin Madden coverted a Bucknall pass into a fast-break layup, the Tar Heels' lead stood at 20-1 1. The Terps fought back to within 22-20 when Williams sliced through the lane for a short jumper. But once again, the Tar Heel defense proved to be too much for the Terps, who failed to score on seven of their next eight possessions. When UNC forward Rick Fox nailed a three-pointer off a Lebo inbounds pass at the first-half buzzer, the Tar Heel lead stood at 36-29. And it was Maryland that went into the intermission feeling a little bit under the weather. o 9 are "I was really excited about my swims," Douse said. "Most of it has to do with how supportive the team is. We all know we're out here for team goals, not individual ones. When I'm up on the block, I'm not swimming for myself, I'm swimming for the team." When asked about her duel with Kremer in the free relay, Douse said she thought she had taken off too early. "I thought I had false-started," Douse said. "I saw her (Kremer) on the last 25, and decided I'd better pick it up." Following the relay win and Bud demeyer's victory, the Tar Heels were poised to make a comeback. North Carolina did actually hold the lead following the 100 breast stroke. Although Grodsky won the event, Powers finished second in 1:04.48 and freshman Lisa Brown placed third in 1:04.69 to give UNC a 465.561 lead. But the comeback was short-lived. The next event, the 100 backstroke, was swept by Clemson. Bakehorn came in first at 56.25 and two other Tigers followed closely behind. The best UNC could do was Karin Andren's sixth place. The score was now 514-491.5 in favor of Clemson. The Tar Heels never got closer, as Clemson extended that lead on Saturday to bring home the win with 892 points. Saturday's cdmpetition was more Tiger dominance as Clemson ran away with the title, winning by 118 points. Following Friday's swims, North Carolina coach Frank Comfort knew it would take a great effort to beat Clemson, but he still believed his team swam well. "We're having a great meet so far," Comfort said. "We're swimming tremendously. We're giving Clemson all they can handle, and that's all I can ask for." 2nd J f -s UNC forward J.R. Reid goes up for two of his 17 points in Sunday's 86-75 victory at Maryland UNC women tiracEc down . title From staff reports JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. The North Carolina women defended their ACC indoor track champion ship this weekend in Johnson City, beating second-place Clemson, 143 83. The UNC men tied Georgia Tech for third place with 60 points. Clemson was victorious with 155 points and N.C. State, was second with 113. "We're very proud of our women because we knew after the first day it would be close," said head coach Dennis Craddock. "We were ahead by only two points. I called a team meeting for Saturday for motivation more than strategy, but the girls had already had a private meeting among themselves. "That was a big factor. They were extremely enthusiastic going into the second day. As soon as they found out Kim (Austin) won two events, that got things rolling even more." Austin, as she has been all year, was the Tar Heels' leader, being named ACC MVP. Shewon the triple jump and the 55-meter hurdles (7.79 seconds, ACC and school record). She also finished third in the long jump and sixth in the 55-meter dash. "Kim's had a tremendous year," said Craddock, "and with her perfor mance prior to the ACCs, we kind of expected this (the MVP)." Sharon Couch backed Austin with second-place finishes in the long jump (school record) and the 55 hurdles. Tracy Cooke was fifth in the long jump and fourth in both the triple jump and 55 hurdles. Marta Thacker tied for second in the high jump. Kendra Mackey also had an excel lent weekend. She tied Thacker for second in the high jump and set a school and ACC record in winning the 200. She finished second in the 55-meter dash and set another school record. Finally, she anchoredXhe winning mile relay squad of Mia Pollard, Sonya Thomas, and Rebecca Russell. Pollard was second in the 800 and helped the two-mile relay team (Michelle Faherty, Monica Whitter holt, Kari Krehnbrink) finish second. Thomas beat teammate Rebecca Russell in the 400 and set an ACC and school record. Faherty added a 7 C i v m - f .s' v -' - ' , f - 1 J fifth in the mile. "The big surprise with the men is that we thought we'd get better performances across the board," said Craddock. "We realistically predicted a score in the 90s, but they still geared up and improved over last year's finish. "The rest of the guys (the ACC) will have to deal with us in a year or so." Women's hoops falls again; stireak at 1 2 From staff reports COLLEGE PARK, Md. Christy Winters scored 18 points to lead four Maryland players in double figures as the sixth-ranked Terps rolled past North Carolina 87-60 on Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Con ference women's game at Cole Field House. Vicky Bullett added 16 for the league-leading Terps, who won their 1 3th straight game to improve to 21 2 overall and 1 1-1 in the ACC. UNC, which dropped to 9-17 and 1-11, was led by Tanya Lamb with 18 points and Merlaine Oden with 11. The Tar Heels have now lost 12 in a row since beating Duke in Chapel Hill on January 10th. Maryland jumped out early and led by 27, 49-22, at halftime. The largest margin was a 35-point bulge, 69-34, in the second half. The Terps defense forced 24 Tar Heel turnovers. UNC was able to connect on 32.4 percent, 27 of 74, of its shots from the field. Maryland shot 60 percent, 39 of 65, for the game. Dawn Bradley and LeAnn Kennedy added eight points apiece for the Heels. Men's tennis drops two, wins one CHARLESTON, W.Va. UNC lost all three doubles matches on Sunday as the Tar' Heels' men's tennis team fell to Notre Dame 5-4 on Sunday at , the Players' Club in Charleston. The loss drops the Tar Heels to Teras f i ; DTH Staff Photo Tim Swaim jumped 16'4'i"to win the pole vault. Tim Goad was second in the shotput. Kyle Lowe was fifth in the 800 and third in the mile. Scott Morris tied for second in the high jump. Eric Hichman was third in the 3,000. UNC's two-mile relay was third and the mile relay was fourth. Sean Murray finished second and set a school record in the 35-pound weight throw. 2-2 on the season. In singles, junior Don Johnson (2), sophomore Tom Tanner (4), senior Jimmy Weilbacher (5) and sophomore Andre Janesik (6) were all straight-set victors. But their performance was not enough to offset two Notre Dame singles victories and the Irish sweep of the doubles. Earlier in the weekend road trip UNC split two close matches. Ori Friday night, the Tar Heels suffered their first loss of the season against 20th-ranked West Virginia, 5-3. On Saturday afternoon, the Tai! Heels rebounded to defeated Murray! State by a 5-3 margin. I North Carolina returns to action! on Saturday against Elon College at the UNC Tennis Center. ! Women's tennis drubs Ivy League' PRINCETON, N.J. Senior Ann: Stephenson took a three-set victory; 6-4, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1 to pace the Tar Heels in a 6-3 upset of 24th-; ranked Harvard in women's tennis at Princeton on Saturday. North Carolina, 2-1, won five of six singles matches to down the Crimson. Other singles winner's included Gina Goblirsch at No. 2 (7 6, 6-0), Valerie Farmer at No. 3 (7 6, 6-0), Spencer Barnes at No. 4 (f 4, 1-6, 6-2) and Gigi Neely in the sixth slot (3-6, 6-0, 6-3). On Sunday, UNC continued its mastery of the Ivy League with a 6 3 win over Princeton. Goblirsch, Farmer, Barnes and Neely again won in singles.