NCAA highlights

March 17, 1997

Points

Derrick Brown, Providence 33

Antoine Brockington, Coppin 27

Keith Van Horn, Utah 27

Jeff Capel, Duke 26

Rebounds

Tim Duncan, Wake Forest 20

Chris Mims, Chattanooga 12

A. Kuehl, UNC-Charlotte 11

Tom Wideman, Clemson 11

Assists

Andre Miller, Utah 9

God Shammgod, Providence 9

Sean Colson, UNC-Charlotte 7

Reggie Freeman, Texas 7

Biggest upsets

Tennessee-Chattanooga over Illinois: The Mocs became the second No. 14 seed to make the Sweet 16 (Cleveland State did it in 1986) with the help of a defense that didn't allow a basket in the final 10: 09.

Providence over Duke: Though seeded No. 2 in the Southeast, the Blue Devils failed to reach the round of 16 for the fourth time in five seasons, falling to the 10th seed Friars.

Biggest blowouts

Minnesota over Temple: The Gophers went over the Owls' zone, making 10 three-pointers. Utah over North Carolina-Charlotte: The Utes' big men, Keith Van Horn and Michael Doleac, came up big, scoring 27 and 18, respectively, as Utah won its 13th in a row.

Rising conference Pacific-10: Stanford increased the conference's tournament record to 8-1 and gave the Pac-10 four teams -- along with California, Arizona and UCLA -- in the Sweet 16.

Falling conference Atlantic Coast: Clemson advanced, but Duke and Wake Forest fell. Of the ACC's six NCAA tournament teams, only Clemson and North Carolina are still around.

Beating the percentages Clemson was 18-for-57 from the field, shooting .316, but still eliminated Tulsa, which missed 15 of 28 free throws.

On the other hand One of the keys to Louisville's victory was free-throw shooting (21 of 25).

They said it

"We're in Camelot, and we want to stay around another week."

Providence coach Pete Gillen

"It hurts to even think that I'll never be able to wear the Duke uniform again. I don't want to take it off right now."

Duke senior Jeff Capel

"When we were playing defensively the way we were playing, I didn't worry about it. I've seen it before."

Clemson coach Rick Barnes on his team's poor shooting

Looking ahead

Four top seeds have advanced, but only one team has advanced into a home-court advantage -- Stanford plays Utah Thursday in nearby San Jose, Calif.

Pub Date: 3/17/97

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