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Tar Heels Drown Competition
To Claim sth-Straight ACC Title
BY JILL SANTOPIETRO
When the waves subsided and the pool
was finally quiet and still, one team stood
alone on the podium to receive the crown.
For the fifth year in a row, the North
Carolina Tar Heels captured the ACC
Swimming and Diving Championship,
winning by a margin of 75 points on Satur
UNC topped second-place Virginia 804-
729, while Florida State came in third with
The Tar Heels led the field after the first
and second days of competition, bolstered
by spectacular performances from all of
Junior Kari Haag had a banner night for
UNC on Friday, anchoring the victorious
800-yard freestyle relay team (with Leslie
Ramsey, Merel Hommen and Chrissy
UNC Falls to State
After 2 Overtimes
Wolfpack’s Last-Second Trey
Sends Tar Heels to OT, Loss
RALEIGH —As Marion Jones’ half-court prayer fell short at
the end of double overtime, North Carolina State fans erupted and
swarmed their conquering heroes on the Reynolds Coliseum
But it wasn’t so much Jones’ miss that sent the crowd into a
frenzy as it was senior Kolleen Kreul’s desperation 3-pointer that
banked in with three seconds remaining in regulation. As the
dock ticked toward zero, she lept from just beyond the arc and
released the shot around the free throw ......
line. Women's Basketball
The Kreul miracle sent the game UNC 86
into overtime and allowed State (16- N.C. State 88
8,9-5 in the ACC) to prevail 88-86.
“It’s sort of like we got a reprieve with that shot,” said
Wolfpack head coach Kay Yow. “There’s no way to know that
that’s going to happen, but when we got it, we tried to play even
harder because we knew we had a break.”
Kreul was clearly the unlikely hero. In four years, she had
connected on just 1-of-l 1 3-point attempts, and it was her first
attempt since early January.
But then again, why shouldn’t it have fallen it was Senior
Day in Raleigh.
“I think Senior Day was a factor not only with the seniors, but
with a lot of our underclassmen,” Kreul said. “They said they
were going to do it for us.”
While Kreul’s shot rescued State from the dead, it was the
performance of another senior, Tammy Gibson, that kept the
Wolfpack’s heart beating throughout the game. Gibson finished
with 32 points and 12 rebounds in her final home game. She
drained five 3-pointers and scored nine points in the two overtimes.
The loss was UNC’s (23-4,10-4) first to State in five games and
now ties them with Duke for second in the conference.
Early Sunday it looked as if the Tar Heels were cruising toward
victory and possibly a spot back in the Top 10.
Stephanie Lawrence drilled a trey 30 seconds into the game,
and UNC held the lead for the next 37 minutes. All indications
were that Lawrence was headed for a huge day as she knocked
down her next 3 and collected eight points in the first four-and-a
half minutes of the game. But those were her final points of the
In the second half, State rotated to a zone, which allowed
See WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 7
Mr. Clutch: Boone’s Hitting Boosts Tar Heels
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
With the majority of UNC’s offensive fire
power gone from last season, Tar Heel rightfielder
David Boone is quickly making a name for himself
in ‘95 as a guy who can be counted on in the clutch.
In the seventh in
ning of Sunday
afternoon’s game with
Boone came to the
plate with the score tied
and the bases loaded.
The senior from
Hickory came through
with a sacrifice fly to
center that lifted UNC
Appalachian St 4
Geo. Washington 3
Geo. Washington.... 5
to a 5-4 victory over the Mountaineers at Boshamer
"David has been swinging the bat real well the
last couple of games,” said Tar Heel head coach
Mike Roberts. “Sometimes against some left
handed pitchers I’ll have a tendency to take David
out of the ballgame. But I just felt that he’d been
swinging the bat so well it was a good time to leave
him in against Scott Musgrave, who’s a good left
“He came through with a real clutch base hit,
not only for the fourth run but then the sacrifice fly
for die fifth run.”
Before the Tar Heels took the lead in the sev
enth, Boone knotted the game at 4-4 with a run
scoring double in the fifth frame.
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North Carolina's Maurice Smith (left) had the
second longest long jump in UNC history with
a leap of 24 feet nine inches at the UNC
Indoor Invitational on Friday. UNC senior Chad
Black qualified automatically for the NCAAs in
the 55-meter hurdles, finishing in 7.19
ACC Women's Smimmieo
anc j championships
Florida State 548.5
Miller) and sweeping the pool with a blis
tering 1:47.20 in the 200-yard freestyle.
Haag, who was named the most valu
able swimmer of the meet, set the UNC
school record for the 200-yard freestyle,
shattering her own mark of 1:48.00, set in
the 1993-94 season. The time is an auto
UNC guard Marion Jones attempts a jumper over a bunch of Tack players.
Jones was 5 for 11 from the field Sunday and led the Tar Heels with 22
points. Her half-court trey attempt in the second overtime, however, fell short.
“It’s always good when
you don’t play as well as
you can and get the win
anyway,” Boone said after
UNC improved its record
to 3-4 on the year. “We
as we’re capable 0f... but a
win’s a win.
“We’ll takeit anyway we
Boone found himself in
the same situation Friday
night in the second game of
a doubleheader against
After UNC pushed the game into extra innings,
Boone stepped to the plate with two away and
UNC down one. Teammate Hanes Torbett, who
had doubled earlier, stood at second base repre
senting the game’s tying run. Boone represented
the game’s winning run.
Boone cranked an offering from GW’s Chris
Aronson deep to center field, but Brian Guiliana
was there to make the running grab for the game’s
final out, preserving the Colonial’s 3-2 lead.
Boone said that in pressure situations he digs in
the box the same way he does any other time he
steps to the plate.
“With the game on the line you just go up there
like it’s not a different at-bat,” he said. “You just go
up there looking to swing die bat and hit the ball
hard. Some fall and some don’t. (Friday) it didn’t,
but today it did.”
matic qualifier for the NCAA Champion
ships in mid-March.
In an ironic twist, Haag won while swim
ming between the two champions in that
event from the past two years.
“You can try to put that out of your
mind, but it’s always back there,” she said
of her tough competition. “The coaches
wanted me to concentrate on my race strat
egy. Last year I got crushed in the last 50
yards, so I like to try to be ahead by a
Haag attributed her win by a body length
to her bursts of speed and a rush of
“One of my biggest qualities is a speed
advantage,” she said. “I felt this natural
rush and I just went with it.”
Friday was also a big night for freshman
Chrissy Miller, who swam on the 800-yard
See ACC SWIMMING, Page 6
Senior right fielder
DAVID BOONE had
six RBIs this weekend.
In Friday’s first game against the Colonials, the
Tar Heels won 11-5 behind the hitting of Boone
and the pitching of senior Brian Willman.
Boone finished the night 2 for 3 and collected
four RBIs, three of which came on his first home
ran of the year. For the weekend Boone was 3 for
10 and drove in six runs.
Willman won his second game of the year
Friday night, striking out five in five-plus innings
of work. The senior from Charlotte gave up five
runs, his first earned runs of the season.
After Boone’s heroics on Sunday, any thoughts
ofaMountaineer rally were thwarted when UNC’s
ace reliever, Thad Chrismon, was summoned from
the bullpen with one down in eighth.
Chrismon fanned all but one of the Appala
chian hitters he faced, leaving four Mountaineers
standing in the batter’s box, watching third strikes
go by. Shane Owenby, who put Appalachian up 2-
0 with a home run in the second, ended the game
by flying out to centeifield.
“Basically, I wanted to get ahead,” said
Chrismon, who earned his second save of the
season. “I tried to throw strikes early. That way,
they’re hitting my pitch. The last guy finally fig
ured out, ‘He’s going to throw a strike on the first
pitch so I’d better swing.’
“That’s the key in what I do, because then I can
use the offspeed to strike them out and throw them
While Chrismon will take care of the late-game
situations on the mound, Boone hopes he and the
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North Carolina sophomore Christy Miller placed second in the 1650-yard freestyle in the ACC Tournament at Koury
Natatorium on Saturday with a time of 16:26:20. The Tar Heels won the championship for the fifth consecutive year.
NCAA Basketball Scores
Villanova .....96 Michigan Si .. 57 Arizona St.. 74 lowa 5t.... 108
UConn 73 Minnesota ..66 USC 70 Colorado 68
Kansas... 78 Missouri 89 Stanford. 83 Okla. St 93
Kansas State. 67 Oklahoma ...94 California 70 Nebraska 53
Louisville 76 Mississippi 70 Alabama 86 Purdue 94
UMass 91 Arkansas .....85 Auburn 73 N'western 57
Arizona 70 Syracuse 74 Wash. St ....76 Temple 54
UCLA 72 Seton Hall ...82 Oregon 59 Texas 70
Cavs’ Second-Half Run
Downs No. 2 Tar Heels
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia basically
has two teams — a really bad one and one that belongs
in the top 10. The former shot 28 percent Sunday
against North Carolina in the first half, and the latter
eked out a 73-71 thriller in front 0f8,357 in University
The No. 16 Cavaliers (18-6,10-3 in the ACC) won
their sixth straight and forced a two-way tie atop the
conference with the No. 2 Tar Heels (20-3,10-3).
With starting point guard Cory Alexander out for
the remainder of the year with a broken ankle, UVa.
sophomore Harold Deane picked up plenty of slack,
going 11 of 13 from the m , Bnfciilli ill
floorwhiletallyingagame- * MMBUHII
high 28 points. He got the
game’s two biggest points * 1 r 9 inia
with 4.2 seconds remaining.
The Ettrick, Va., standout drove baseline following
a Jerry Stackhouse layup on the other end and drew a
foul on UNC’s Rasheed Wallace before pinning the
ball on the backside of the board. His two free throws
put the Wahoos up 73-71 and gave the Tar Heels one
last shot at the victory.
After a Cavalier timeout and another by UNC, Tar
Heel senior Pat Sullivan lofted a pass to Stackhouse at
halfcourt to attempt one last shot. Stackhouse fumbled
the pass, met up with UVa.’s Jason Williford and was
unable to get off a shot just before thousands of crazed
fans stormed the floor at the final buzzer.
“I got bumped,” Stackhouse said. “Itwas the same
bump they got on the other end. They called the one
that they missed on our end.”
Even though it was UNC playing catch-up in the
end, it was a Wahoo run midway through the second
half that put them in position to win. Following a Jeff
Mclnnis runner that put UN Cup 48-41, Virginia went
on a 17-0 ran in the next 4:07 before an uncharacter
istic UNC timeout at 8:50 stopped the run.
“They did a good job setting screens, and they hit
some shots with a hand in their face,” UNC’s Donald
Williamssaid. “During that stretch they were hot, and
being at home, we kind of expected that. Where we did
a bad job was on the offensive end during that stretch.
We weren’t getting good shots on the other end, and
I think that was the key.”
While the Tar Heels took rushed shots on their end
during the stretch, UVa. couldn’t miss. Deane started
offby penetrating to the hoop and hiring a free throw
for a 3-point play. Jamal Robinson followed with a
drive to the hoop, and Jason Williford connected on a
backdoor pass from Curtis Staples to pull the Wahoos
within one, 48-47.
Deane gave his team the lead for good, 50-48, at
10:52 with a 24-foot trey. After a Deane lay-in, Staples
and Deane teamed for back-to-back 3-pointers before
UNC head coach Dean Smith asked for the timeout.
“Virginia really shot well during that stretch in the
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 7
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Softball: vs. Campbell, Finley Field, 2:30 p.m.
Women’s Basketball: at Maryland, College Park,
Md„ 7:30 p.m.
Baseball: at Furman, Greenville, S.C., 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Fab. 22
Baseball: at Campbell, Buies Creek, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Fab. 23
Men’s Swimming and Diving: ACC Championships.
Koury Natatorium, All day
Gymnastics: vs. Eastern Michigan, Carmichael f
Auditorium, 7 p.m.
Man’s Tennis: at National Team Indoor
Championships, Louisville. Ky.
Woman's Tennis: vs. Richmond, Cone-Kenfield
Tennis Center, 2 p.m. j
Friday, Fab. 24
Men's Swimming and Diving: ACC Championships,
Koury Natatorium. All day
Indoor Track ft Field: at ACC Indoor
Championships, Greensboro, 1 pm.
Virginia’s Deane Gets
Carried Away Again
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. For the sec
ond consecutive year, Virginia guard Harold
Deane got to rest his tired legs after upsetting
North Carolina. And this time, he really earned it.
Last year, the UVa. students picked Deane up
and paraded him around the University Hall
court following an 81-77 win. Deane had 18
points. Not bad.
Sunday, Deane got another ride. But this time
it wasn’t even as much as he deserved. The stu
dents should have carried him all the way home,
because that’s what Deane did for the Cavaliers,
who beat the second
ranked Tar Heels 73-71.
After a mediocre first
half, Deane scored 21
points on 8-of-8 shooting
in the second stanza, giv
ing him 28 for the game.
And he also made prob
ably the two biggest free
throws of his life.
With the game tied at
71 and time ticking away,
Deane beat aUNC double
team and drove to the
bucket. Seeing 6-foot-10
Rasheed Wallace in his
way, Deane leaned in and threw up a prayer.
Tweet. Foul’s on No. 30 blue two shots.
As the rambunctious UVa. crowd fell silent,
Deane calmly sank both shots with 4.2 seconds on
the clock. After the Tar Heels failed to get a shot
off, Deane rushed to the scorer’s table, where he
saluted ABC’s Brent Musberger and Dick Vitale
before being swept away by the mob.
He had made prophetic a sign that read, “Wel
come to the real Deane Dome.”
“I just think he’s a marvelous player,” UNC
head coach Dean Smith said. “To me, (injured
point guard) Cory Alexander’s a great player, but
they’re a better team now.
“He does a marvelous job ofhittingthe long 3-
pointers covered. Landry was all overhim on one;
it had to be right at the NBA 3. He’s made a
believer out of me. The best thing to do maybe is
ran from him, because you can’t cover him any
better than we have."
For more than half of the game, it seemed
unlikely that Deane would be earning post-game
superlatives. Five minutes into the second half, he
See DEANE, Page 7
BaaabaH: vs. Seton Hall Boshamer Stadium. 3 p m.
Men's Tsnnis: at National Team Indoors
Saturday, Fab. 25
Man's Basketball: at Florida State, Tallahassee, Fla.,
| 4 p.m.
Women's Basketball: vs. Duke, Carmichael
| Auditorium, 1 p.m.
indoor Track & Field: at ACC Indoors
Men's Swimming and Diving: ACC Championships,
Koury Natatorium, All day
Baseball: vs. Seton Hall, Boshamer Stadium, 1 p.m.
Softball: at Maryland, College Park, Md„ 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis: at National Team Indoors
Women's Tennis: vs. Virginia Tech, Cone-Kenfield
Tennis Center, 10 a.m.
| Lacrosse: February Scrum, scrimmage, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Fab. 26
Basabal: vs. Seton Halt Boshamer Stadium, 1:30
SoftbaH: College of Charleston, Finley Field, 2 p.m.
Tennis Center, 1 p.m. v , j
Monday, February 20,1995
scored 28 points on