NCAA highlights

March 16, 1997

Points

Alvin Williams, Villanova 31

Andre Woolridge, Iowa 29

Charles O'Bannon, UCLA 28

Stacy Harris, Charleston 25

Rashid Bey, St. Joseph's 23

Tony Gonzalez, California 23

Rebounds

Antawn Jamison, N. Carolina 16

A. J. Bramlett, Arizona 15

Thaddeous Delaney, Charles. 13

Alfred Grigsby, California 13

Assists

Jacque Vaughn, Kansas 9

Rashid Bey, St. Joseph's 8

Cameron Dollar, UCLA 8

Anthony Epps, Kentucky 8

Biggest upset

Iowa State over Cincinnati: The Bearcats were chosen No. 1 in some preseason predictions, but a shaky backcourt caught up with Cincinnati, forcing a second-round exit.

Biggest blowout

North Carolina over Colorado: The Tar Heels dominated the Buffaloes in the second half, with a 38-14 run in the first 12 minutes.

Rising conference

Pacific-10: California, Arizona and UCLA reserved spots in the Sweet 16 yesterday and padded the Pac-10's record in the tournament to 7-1.

Falling conference

Big East: Villanova and Boston College were sent packing, leaving Providence the only Big East team still alive.

Calling long distance

St. Joseph's set a record for most three-pointers attempted in a tournament game with 43, breaking the record of 42 set three days earlier by Long Island against Villanova.

Tough on the little guys

Of the 21 teams from conferences that placed only one team in the tournament, three made it to the second round, and one of those, College of Charleston (Trans America), was knocked out yesterday. The two still alive are Coppin State (MEAC) and Tennessee- Chattanooga (Southern).

Conference call

Records of the nine conferences that placed more than one team in the tournament (in order of winning percentage):

WAC .. .. .. ..3-0 .. .. ..1.000

Pac-10 .. .. ..7-1.. .. ... .875

Big 12 .. .. ..6-2.. .. ... .750

ACC .. .. .. ..5-2.. .. ... .714

Conf. USA .. ..3-2.. .. ... .600

Atlantic 10 ...4-3.. .. ... .571

Big Ten .. .. .4-4.. .. ... .500

Big East .. ...3-3.. .. ... .500

Southeastern ..2-4.. .. ... .333

They said it

"I don't know. I'm still mad about the loss, and you ask me something like that?"

Cincinnati's Danny Fortson, asked whether he'd return for his senior season

"If they think they've got a good shot and think they can make it, take it."

St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli on his team's record 43 three-point attempts

Looking ahead

Three ACC teams will try to join North Carolina in the Sweet 16 today. It's Duke vs. Providence in the Southeast Regional, Clemson vs. Tulsa in the Midwest and Wake Forest vs. Stanford in the West.

Pub Date: 3/16/97

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