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Tar Heels Trounce Kentucky 74-61
To Advance to Smith's 10th Final 4
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—There’s area
son why The Man is going to his 10th Final
Four he’s the best in the business at
preparing for an opponent in a limited
Coming into Saturday’s Southeast Re
gional final against No. 1 Kentucky, UNC
head coach Dean Smith knew how strong
the Wildcats had been in the tournament.
He’d heard how deep their bench was.
He’d heard how UK’s Rick Pitino was one
of the best coaches in the business.
found the kink
in the armor,
he proved that all the above wasn’t enough
when his “underdog” No. 2 Tar Heels
blasted Kentucky 74-61 in front of 17,721
fans—the most ever to watch a basketball
game in the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic
“I’m kind of stunned, ” Pitino said. “We
had worked on the characteristics of being
a team the whole year. I’m just stunned
that individuals showed up instead of a
“All season we’ve been fortunate that
not many people figured it out Coach
Smith did our biggest weakness has
been our perimeter game, no question about
it. With the exception of Tony (Delk), we
haven’t had a great shooter on the perim
Smith’s defensive strategy paid off, and
the Tar Heels will face Arkansas on Satur
day in the national semifinals in Seattle.
The Wildcats (28-5) shot a paltry 7 of 36
(19.4 percent) from the 3-point line Satur
day and managed only a 21-of-75 (28 per
cent) showing overall from the field. Credit
that to the Tar Heels’ (28-5) defensive in
tensity inside and maybe a little too much
talent on the UK sidelines.
“What we hoped would happen is, each
of them has so much ability, were highly
recruited, and (say to themselves,) ‘What
do you mean you’re not playing me tight?
Watch me!”’ Smith said, trying to explain
what the UK players’ mindset might have
been. “I mean it’s human nature when
they can get some shots. But I think Ken
tucky is a marvelous team this year. I still
think they’re the best I’ve seen.”
And Kentucky showed that greatness in
the first five minutes of the game. The
See MEN’S BASKETBALL, Page 7
More than 3,000 people swarmed Franklin Street Saturday evening after the Tar Heels defeated Kentucky 74-61.
Police broke up the party at about 10:30 p.m„ saying, ‘Save it for (next) Saturday night.'
Popular Textbook Store Closes Doors
BY GRETCHEN HOFFMAN
ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR
Cash registers, boxes, and a few empty
bookshelves and racks are all that remain
in Tar Heel Textbooks, which had been
located at 301 W. Franklin St. since its
opening in 1988. UNC Student Stores’
major competitor closed its doors Wednes
However, the store’s closing will not
have much of an effect on the University
population as a whole, Student Stores Di
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More than 140 fans were camping out to purchase Final Four tickets Saturday
night outside the Smith Center. The line swelled to more than 300 Sunday.
A Thousand Fans Greet Tar Heels
At Late-Night Smith Center Rally
BY JUSTIN SCHEEF
The sophomore center came be-bopping
out of the Smith Center tunnel as the crowd
of 1,000 well-wishing Tar Heel fans rose to
their feet to applaud their Final Four-bound
team Saturday night.
At the stroke of midnight, Rasheed
Wallace spun around, faced the crowd,
looked toward the ceiling and let out one of
his signature primal screams.
The throng roared in approval of
Wallace and his North Carolina team
mates, the Southeast Regional champions.
rector John Jones said.
“I really don’t think it will affect most
students,” Jones said. “We’re going to
have to order a lot more books. A lot of
students bought their books there.”
More students buying their books at
Student Stores will also mean even longer
Rutledge Tufts, director of UNC auxil
was well equipped to handle the extra
“For a long time, there were no other
Chapel Hill, North CaroEaa
MONDAY, MARCH 27,1995
UNC had beaten top-seeded Kentucky 74-
61 four hours earlier in Birmingham, Ala.
With the win, the Tar Heels advanced to
the Final Four in Seattle next weekend,
where they will play Arkansas.
Tar Heel Sports Network play-by-play
man Woody Durham introduced the team,
then Donald Williams stepped up to the
The senior guard thanked the support
ers in his short speech.
“We’ll see you back here Tuesday
night,” he said, referring to a possible cel
ebration if UNC wins two games in the
See SMITH CENTER, Page 6
textbook stores in Chapel Hill,” he said.
“In terms of providing for the volume of
students, it’s not a problem. The textbook
department at Student Stores is, and al
ways has been, capable ofproviding for the
The elimination of the store’s major
competition will not result in higher text
book prices, Jones said. “Prices have never
been affectedby Tar Heel Textbooks. "The
cost of a book is determined by national
See TEXTBOOKS, Page 2
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Rasheed Wallace puts the finishing touches on UNC's Southeast Regional championship against Kentucky Saturday
night in Birmingham, Ala. UNC will play Arkansas Saturday in the Final Four at the Kingdome in Seattle.
Fans Go Wild After Victory Over ’Cats
BY ADAM GUSMAN
Abonfire of the vanities. That’s what students built onFranklin
Street minutes after Donald Williams dunked to put the exclama
tion points on UNC’s victory over favored Kentucky.
The Wildcats came swaggering into the Southeastern Regional
final against UNC after thrashing the three teams they had faced
in the tournament. They swarmed over opponents, forcing turn
overs and launching three-point bombs. In their supreme confi
dence, they might have overlooked the Tar Heels.
When the buzzer sounded, UNC was going back to the Final
Four, and the victory was even sweeter this time around because
the team had been underdogs against the top-seeded Wildcats.
Students spilled from the bars and came running from resi
dence halls, carrying rolls of toilet paper, old T-shirts, anything
that would bum. W ithin minutes ofWilliams’ game-ending dunk,
two fires were burning on the pavement of sectioned-off Franklin
Any doubts about what Dean Smith’s team was capable of
went up in flames along with the toilet paper and articles of
“Carolina rocks! We’re going all the way!” freshman Maggie
Meyer shouted amid the hoopla.
Some fans were already making predictions. “UCLA and
UNC; it’s the game to be,” said Tony Law, a resident of Raleigh.
“Watch it. Live it. Shave it!”
Chants of “U-N-C! U-N-C!” went up as students climbed on
each others’ shoulders and ran through the bonfires.
See CELEBRATION, Page 6
SIOO Minimum Meal Plan Requirement Axed
BY MELISSA MILIOS
Almost 10 years after its establishment,
the SIOO minimum meal plan on-campus
students have had to purchase each semes
ter has been eliminated.
The University’s Board ofTrustees voted
Friday to remove the meal plan minimum.
Student Body President George Battle
said he was extremely pleased to have been
able to fulfill one of his campaign platform
“In this era of tax cutting, many Univer
Random Assault Tarnishes
Peaceful Festivities, Sends
Two Men to UNC Hospitals
BY RYAN THORNBURG
Two men were treated and released at UNC Hospitals
early Sunday morning after five men on Franklin Street
punched them with brass knuckles, breaking one man’s cheek
bone, according to Chapel Hill police reports.
Bruce Miller, 23, of Fayetteville and Brian Gilmore, 21, of
Burlington were assaulted on the sidewalk in front of Players
at 173 1/2 E. Franklin St. at 2:15 a.m., reports state.
The attack occurred several hours after the main post
game ruckus on Franklin Street had died down. Police
believe the assault incident was unrelated to the celebration
when 3,000 students and residents stormed downtown to
bum toilet paper and douse each other in beer.
“It certainly was in the area (of the celebration),” said
Chapel Hill police Lt. Tim Presley. “I’m not sure if they were
Chapel Hill police had made no arrests in connection with
the assault as of Sunday. Presley said the case was still under
See ASSAULT, Page 6
sity students just got a S2OO-a-year tax
cut, ” Battle said. “Just about every student
body president for the last 10 to 11 years
has tried to get (the requirement) elimi
“I am very pleased that our administra
tion could be die ones to finally pass it, ” he
said. “I like to think of it as a parting gift to
the student body as we are getting ready to
Battle said his close work with the
University’s administration had been the
key to getting the requirement eliminated.
“This is something we’ve worked on for
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the entire year. It passed rather easily, but
it has not been an easy road to get it done. ”
Carolyn Elfland, associate vice chan
cellor for business, led an investigation and
reported to the BOT that she was com
pletely in favor of lifting the requirement.
Elfland said the required SIOO meal
plan was originally implemented in 1985;
after the University restructured the cam
pus dining services.
Prior to this, the University had rented
out the dining service spaces, which led to
See MEAL PLAN, Page 2