NCAA highlights

March 15, 1996

Points

Anthony Parker, Bradley 34

Quadre Lollis, Montana St. 26

Brevin Knight, Stanford 26

Tremaine Fowlkes, Calif. 26

Sean Good, Virginia Tech 25

Rebounds

Andy Poppink, Stanford 17

Marcus Camby, UMass 17

Malik Rose, Drexel 15

Adonal Foyle, Colgate 14

Derek Hood, Arkansas 12

Assists

Lazarus Sims, Syracuse 9

Joel Fleming, W. Carolina 9

Anthony Epps, Kentucky 7

Roy Hairston, Purdue 7

Greg Buckner, Clemson 7

The 5s have it

Arkansas' win over Penn State and Drexel's win over Memphis marked the eighth straight year that a 12th seed has upset a No. 5 seed. It has happened 13 times since the tournament grew to 64 teams in 1985 and 16 times since the NCAA began seeding teams in 1979.

Yr. ........ No. 12 ...... No. 5 ......... Score

1996 ....... Arkansas .... Penn St. ...... 86-80

....... Drexel ...... Memphis ....... 75-63

1995 ....... Mia. (O.) ... Ariz. ......... 71-62

....... Wis.-G.B. ... Calif. ........ 61-57

1994 ....... Tulsa ....... UCLA .......... 112-102

1993 ....... G. Wash. .... New Mex. ...... 82-68

1992 ....... N.Mex. ...... St. DePaul .... 81-73

....... E. Mich. .... Miss. St. ..... 76-56

1990 ....... Ball St. .... Ore. St. ...... 54-53

1990 ....... Dayton ...... Illinois ...... 88-86

1989 ....... DePaul ...... Memphis ....... 66-63

1987 ....... Wyoming ..... Virginia ...... 64-60

1986 ....... DePaul ...... Virginia ...... 72-68

1985 ....... Kentucky .... Wash. ......... 66-58

1984 ....... Rich. ....... Auburn ........ 72-71

1983 ....... Princeton ... Okla. St. ..... 56-53

....... Penn. ....... Wash. St. ..... 62-55

Biggest upset

Princeton over UCLA: In coach Pete Carril's last chance at a tournament victory, the Ivy League champion Tigers knock out the defending national champion Bruins by scoring the game's final nine points.

Biggest blowout

Kentucky over San Jose State: The Wildcats struggled to a 47-41 halftime lead, then opened the second half with a 34-18 run to wear down the Spartans. Kentucky's pressure defense forced 26 turnovers and the Wildcats hit nine of 18 three-pointers.

Rising conference Southeastern: Twice-beaten Kentucky got all the publicity this season, but the Wildcats were joined by No. 12 seed Arkansas, No. 8 Georgia and No. 5 Mississippi State as winners on the opening day.

Falling conference

Big Ten: Penn State makes an early exit as a No. 5 seed, and Purdue almost makes tournament history as the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16.

They said it

"We played with heart. We tried to downplay the retirement, but it was on all our minds. We wanted to win this one for all he's done."

4 Princeton's Sydney Johnson, on coach Pete Carril

"That old expression, 'The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak,' I think it applies to my team." Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski

"You'd have to shoot him to keep him out." Drexel coach Bill Herrion after his center Malik Rose twisted his ankle

Looking ahead

Connecticut's stellar backcourt of Ray Allen and Doron Sheffer will be tested by 5-5 Earl Boykins of Eastern Michigan in a second-round game in the Southeast.

Pub Date: 3/15/96

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