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UNC forward J.R. Reid grabbed
By CHRISTINA FROHOCK
"Victory is always sweet," Eric
Seremet, a UNC freshman midfielder,
said of Sunday's 20-11 lacrosse win
The Tar Heels know victory.
Sunday on Fetzer Field they upped
their record to 4-1 while the States
men began their season at 0-1.
But that nine-point margin of
victory is deceiving.
Third-ranked North Carolina had
to struggle in the first half of the game
and were leading by only three goals
According to John Meager, a
Hobart defensive midfielder, "We
played better than the scoring shows.
We dominated on faceoffs in the first
half but North Carolina scored a few
goals early to put us in the hole."
Hobart's Bill Miller opened the
scoring at 13:23 in the first period
but UNC's Steve Huff evened the
score at 1-1 with an unassisted goal
five minutes later.
When the first quarter ended, the
teams were tied at two.
The Tar Heels began to shine in
the second period as they scored six
consecutive goals to overshadow a
three-point Hobart rally in the final
minutes of the half.
Dennis Goldstein and Neill Redf
ern, who led the scoring with four
goals apiece, combined with John
Szczypinski for a six-goal string in
the third quarter to secure a Tar Heel
Szczypinski scored a goal and
assisted on one of a trio of Goldstein
tallies. Redfern raised the UNC lead
to 16-7 when he hurled in a pair of
goals late in the third quarter.
Hobart managed to score three
goals in the final period but couldn't
match the Tar Heel offense, which
chalked up four more points to win
the game 20-11.
North Carolina took 44 shots
compared to Hobart's 31. Each
goalkeeper, Pat Olmert of North
Carolina and Shawn Treil of Hobart,
saved 10 shots.
Although Hobart made UNC
struggle in the beginning, the Tar
Heels were ready for today's contest.
"We just came off a hard week of
practice," Seremet said. "We were
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really going at each other during
practices and a lot of that aggressive
ness carried over into the game."
According to Goldstein, the UNC
coaches prepared the Tar Heels very
well for this game. "They knew that
Hobart played tough fast-paced
defense so we had to work hard this
UNC's Scott Cox, guarded closely
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week," he said.
Goldstein added that the States
men, nine-time defending NCAA
Division III champions, were an
important opponent to beat.
"Besides Syracuse, this was the first
game against a talented and well
balanced team that could fight back,"
with his back to the defender,
Reid-less Tar Heels survive late
B ru i n ra 1 1 y, next up i s M i c h i gan
By MIKE BERARDINO
ATLANTA You don't spend 35
years in the college basketball coach
ing business, as Dean Smith has,
without learning to spot a potential
postseason upset in the making.
And so it was that late Sunday
afternoon, as Smith's fifth-ranked
North Carolina club continued to
struggle with a supercharged UCLA
team, the venerable Tar Heel coach
began to get that queasy, Oh-no-this-can't-be-happening
feeling in the pit
of his stomach.
"UCLA's performacne was excep
tional they were shooting so well,"
Smith said. "Usually that's the kind
of game you lose in the NCAAs."
Indeed, for 35 minutes Sunday, the
underdog Bruins could do little
wrong, leading by as much as 10
points along the way. But down the
stretch, with the game and the season
hanging in the balance, UNC dug
deep and pulled out an 88-81 Sou
theast region victory over the Bruins.
The win, accomplished without the
service of suspended forward J.R.
Reid, moved the second-seeded Tar
Heels (29-7) into the NCAA's Sweet
Sixteen for the ninth consecutive
Reid and his road roommate, red
shirt junior Rodney Hyatt, were
shipped back to Chapel Hill Saturday
evening after violating a 1 a.m. curfew
following UNC's 92-79 first-round
win over Southern University on
"Basically, we made the plays we
had to make at the end," said Smith,
whose 667th career coaching win
moved him into a sixth-place tie with
legendary UCLA mentor John
Wooden. "This was just a thrilling
victory. We're ecstatic with the win."
In Reid's absence, junior Kevin
he said. "We were supposed to win
this one. It was a no-lose situation
for Hobart, but we were under a lot
Hobart's Meager admitted,
"UNC's transition game smoked us."
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Madden was a monster on the low
blocks scoring a team-high 22 points,
including two free throws with 5:00
left that put UNC ahead for good,
76-75. Senior swingman Steve Buck
nall, who added 19 points, then hit
seven foul shots in the waning
minutes to preserve the victory.
Defensively, the Tar Heels mainly
used an aggressive 2-3 zone1 to rattle
the Bruins into missing 13 of 17 floor
attempts in the final 10 minutes.
Smith, who normally prefers running
a man-to-man "scramble," went to
the zone in response to UCLA's
successful backdoor cuts and his own
team's foul trouble.
Trevor Wilson, a 6-8 forward who
scored 18 first-half points, seemed
particularly bothered by the defensive
switch. Wilson, more of a penetrator
than a classic shooter, scored just
three points in the second half, all
on free throws.
4 "In the first half, we weren't playing
with the same fire in our eyes as we
had in the ACC Tournament," said
UNC senior Jeff Lebo, who had 12
points. "It seemed to me everybody
was pitying themselves because
(Reid) wasn't out there.
"We talked about that at halftime
and we said, We don't want to go
home on that flight unhappy. We can
go home happy if we play 20 good
minutes in the second half and we
Madden, who also pulled down
eight rebounds, played with an
intensity and confidence level seldom
seen since Reid returned from a
preseason foot injury on Dec. 17.
Coincidentally, that was the date
of UNC's 104-78 drubbing of UCLA
in Chapel Hill. Since that loss,
however, the Bruins, who start two
freshmen and took awhile to adjust
to new coach Jim Harrick, have come
a long way as Sunday's game
"We had 'em scared, real scared,"
UCLA's Jerome (Pooh) Richardson
said. "(The media) didn't give us
much of a chance, but we almost got
'em. I'm proud of our team."
The seventh-seeded Bruins, who
won 1 1 of their last 16 games to finish
Suspended Reid to
By BOBBY McCROSKEY
North Carolina junior forward
J.R. Reid was forced to sit out
Sunday's NCAA Southeast
Regional game against the UCLA
Bruins after missing a team cur
few, said Tar Heel coach Dean
Smith called it one of the
toughest decisions he has made in
his 28 years as head basketball
coach at UNC.
"J.R. Reid and Rodney Hyatt
violated curfew by a few minutes
(Friday night) and I had to send
them home this afternoon," said
Smith in a statement:
"We have very few rules on our
basketball team and all of our rules
are made by our seniors. My deal
is the seniors make the rules and
I enforce them," Smith said.
Following the Tar Heels' victory
over UCLA by a score of 88-81,
both Reid and Hyatt will be
available for UNC's next game
against Michigan Thursday in
"Well be lucky to be playing
next week," Smith said. "But if we
are, J.R. and Rodney will be
members of our squad. J.R.
played one of his finest collegiate
games against Southern (in the
first round of the NCAA Friday
night) and I know he was anxious
to play against UCLA. He played
well against them in the past. "
Steve Bucknall, Jeff Lebo and
David May were consulted about
the suspension before a final
decision was reached. "We dis
cussed it with the seniors and that's
what we decided," Smith said.
The Tar Heel coach said curfew
for the UNC team is set at 1 a.m.
the year at 21-10, shot 64 percent in;
the first half to take a 52-44 lead at;
But a second-half Bucknall trey,;
the last of four straight bonus bombs;
by the Tar Heels, got UNC rolling.;
Rick Fox and King Rice had one
apiece after Bucknall started the long
range show with UNC trailing 65-60
and 11:07 left.
After a Bruin time-out Kevin'
Walker, a 6-10 sharpshooter, canned
his fourth three-pointer of the game
to regain a 73-72 lead for UCLA.
From there, while UCLA went
stone cold from the field. UNC got
a six-foot leaner from Scott Williams'
and a couple of Bucknall foul shots '
to go up 80-75 with 3:48 to play.
Don MacLean, the freshman of the
year in the Pacific-10, made a 10
footer to pull the Bruins within 80-'
77, but that was as close as they would;
come. Richardson's trey with 1:06'
remaining made it 84-81, but Lebo,!
who had earlier missed the front end;
of a one-and-one, got the second of
two foul shots to drop with 44 ticks;
"This was a very, very, very good
basketball game," said Harrick, a
former UCLA assistant who spent
nine years as Pepperdine's head coach
before returning to Westwood as
Walt Hazzard's replacement. "They
are a very versatile team (with
players) that are interchangeable.
And they made some adjustments at
halftime that helped them."
The Tar Heels, getting eight
straight points from Madden,
grabbed early leads of 13-6 and 20
, 12. But Richardson answered with a
three-pointer at the other end to begin
an 11-3 Bruins run that pulled them
That's when Wilson took over. The
6-8 junior with the flashy first step
scored UCLA's next eight points, and
the Bruins finally claimed their first
lead of the game at 37-36 when
MacLean made two free throws. '
Walker then knocked in a couple
of three-pointers, and UCLA raced
into the locker room with a 52-44
two nights before a game and at
midnight the night before a game.
Reid and Hyatt were late by "not
over five minutes", Smith said.
This suspension was. the third
disciplinary action for Reid in his r
three years at UNC. The first
action came in Reid's freshman
year when he was not allowed start
at Maryland because he missed the
team bus to the game. The second
action occurred when Reid and
Bucknall sat out the 1987 UNC
Syracuse game as a result of their
involvement in a late-night inci
dent at a Raleigh nightclub.
North Carolina sports informa
tion director Rick Brewer said no
player ever had been held out of
a game by Smith for missing
Junior forward Kevin Madden
was late for a team meeting prior
to the 1987 Syracuse game in
Springfield, Mass., and was held
out of the starting lineup.
In the opening round of the
NCAA Tournament at the Omni
Friday night, North Carolina
ended Southern University's sea-
son with a 93-79 victory. The game
concluded at approximately 9
p.m. For the duration of their stay,
the Tar Heels resided at the
Terrace Garden Inn in northeast
Following a tournament perfor- '
mance which garnered him Most '
Valuable Player honors, Reid
collected 18 points and 10
rebounds against Southern.
Hyatt is a former walk-on from
Wadesboro, NC. He is being'
redshirted this year due to injury. 1
"Next year, maybe, when J.R.'s
a senior, hell say no curfew,' "