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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1995
Wake Forest has a second-team All-American on the perimeter and a third-teamer in the lane.Saint Louis starts a small forward who can't dunk.Guess who's favored in today's second-round NCAA tournament game at the Baltimore Arena, and guess who's not intimidated?"
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By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Ever since a stinging loss to UCLA in the national semifinals last year, the Maryland's men's soccer team has been focused on returning to the College Cup, soccer's final four. It took a day longer than the Terps would have liked, but they punched their ticket to this year's semifinals with a 4-2 win over Saint Louis yesterday before 1,507 shivering fans at Ludwig Field. In a game that was postponed from Saturday by weather, the second-seeded Terps (20-2-1) overcame an early 2-0 deficit and a failed penalty kick to record what Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski called "the greatest comeback in my history here."
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1995
No one exactly knows what a Billiken is, save for the fact that the nickname is derived from a cartoon character developed by a commercial artist in 1908.But no one was laughing at the Saint Louis Billikens at the Baltimore Arena yesterday after they survived a late rally to beat Minnesota in overtime, 64-61. In fact, Gophers coach Clem Haskins gave the Billikens a chance of upsetting top-seeded Wake Forest in the East Regional semifinal tomorrow afternoon."The way they can shoot the three, it gives them an opportunity to win, and I give them an excellent chance to beat Wake Forest," said Haskins, who watched Saint Louis convert 11 of 23 shots from three-point range.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | December 1, 2001
At a little past five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, darkness began to interrupt practice when Loyola men's soccer coach Mark Mettrick announced the next goal would be the winner. A couple of shots were sprayed wide and another was stopped when it was halfway across the goal line. Sometime later, when it was much darker, Niall Lepper cleanly struck a half volley to finally end the session. It was obvious just how much the Greyhounds were treasuring the fact that, here it is after Thanksgiving, and they're still playing ball.
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By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 8, 2003
COLLEGE PARK - Ever since a stinging loss to UCLA in the national semifinals last year, the Maryland's men's soccer team has been focused on returning to the College Cup, soccer's final four. It took a day longer than the Terps would have liked, but they punched their ticket to this year's semifinals with a 4-2 win over Saint Louis yesterday before 1,507 shivering fans at Ludwig Field. In a game that was postponed from Saturday by weather, the second-seeded Terps (20-2-1) overcame an early 2-0 deficit and a failed penalty kick to record what Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski called "the greatest comeback in my history here."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | March 16, 1995
A year ago, it was as if Saint Louis arrived in the NCAA tournament in Cinderella's pumpkin. The Billikens were one of the season's most provocative rags-to-riches stories.This year, though, the element of surprise was absent when Saint Louis was seeded ninth in the East.This is a team that has won 45 of 58 games over the past two seasons, that almost toppled Cincinnati in the Great Midwest tournament last week, that has had three lineup changes in coach Charlie Spoonhour's three seasons.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 19, 1995
Wake Forest's Dave Odom did the standard post-game drill for any coach who has to deal with Saint Louis, the little team that could."Without fear of argument from our team," said Odom, "Saint Louis was the best defensive team we've played this year."That's fine, Dave, but the Billikens also had some awfully nice things to say about the iron curtain thrown up by Tim Duncan and the rest of your guys yesterday, when Wake Forest held Saint Louis scoreless for five minutes late in the game and pulled away for a 64-59 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament before 12,816 at the Baltimore Arena.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
WICHITA, Kan. -- A year ago, the Maryland basketball team was well into its spring break, trying to forget a 13-16 season. At the same time, Saint Louis was healing similar wounds, though a 12-17 record was seen as marked improvement from a five-win season the year before.Today, those memories will seem distant when the Terrapins (16-11) and the 24th-ranked Billikens (23-5) meet in the opening game of the NCAA Midwest Regional's first round at the Kansas Coliseum. It marks Maryland's first trip to the NCAA tournament in six years; Saint Louis hasn't been to the tournament since 1957.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | March 17, 1994
WICHITA, Kan. -- It will be a surprise if Maryland doesn't win today's NCAA matinee first-rounder out here in the prairie lands of Oz, even though Saint Louis has a better record, older players and a higher seed.It will be a surprise because, even though the teams handicap pretty evenly, the Billikens lack even a semblance of an antidote for Sensational Freshman Joe Smith.The Terps' 18-year-old franchise will be not only the best player ,, on the floor, but also the tallest player on the floor, and by a couple of inches, not just a noogie.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | March 17, 1995
Most of the time Saint Louis University plays over its head. The opposition is up there on an extension ladder, physically speaking, but the fury with which it plays defense is why it has survived to play another day in the NCAA basketball championship. Overmatched in ability but not outplayed. That's a compliment; not an indictment.The story of the team nicknamed the Billikens has to do with resolve, determination and inspiration. They have the tenacity of a pack of wildcats that haven't been fed since the last full moon.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 19, 1995
Wake Forest's Dave Odom did the standard post-game drill for any coach who has to deal with Saint Louis, the little team that could."Without fear of argument from our team," said Odom, "Saint Louis was the best defensive team we've played this year."That's fine, Dave, but the Billikens also had some awfully nice things to say about the iron curtain thrown up by Tim Duncan and the rest of your guys yesterday, when Wake Forest held Saint Louis scoreless for five minutes late in the game and pulled away for a 64-59 victory in the second round of the NCAA tournament before 12,816 at the Baltimore Arena.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1995
Wake Forest has a second-team All-American on the perimeter and a third-teamer in the lane.Saint Louis starts a small forward who can't dunk.Guess who's favored in today's second-round NCAA tournament game at the Baltimore Arena, and guess who's not intimidated?"
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1995
No one exactly knows what a Billiken is, save for the fact that the nickname is derived from a cartoon character developed by a commercial artist in 1908.But no one was laughing at the Saint Louis Billikens at the Baltimore Arena yesterday after they survived a late rally to beat Minnesota in overtime, 64-61. In fact, Gophers coach Clem Haskins gave the Billikens a chance of upsetting top-seeded Wake Forest in the East Regional semifinal tomorrow afternoon."The way they can shoot the three, it gives them an opportunity to win, and I give them an excellent chance to beat Wake Forest," said Haskins, who watched Saint Louis convert 11 of 23 shots from three-point range.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | March 17, 1995
Most of the time Saint Louis University plays over its head. The opposition is up there on an extension ladder, physically speaking, but the fury with which it plays defense is why it has survived to play another day in the NCAA basketball championship. Overmatched in ability but not outplayed. That's a compliment; not an indictment.The story of the team nicknamed the Billikens has to do with resolve, determination and inspiration. They have the tenacity of a pack of wildcats that haven't been fed since the last full moon.
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March 16, 1995
Seed; No 9Record: 22-7Conference: Great Midwest, 2nd placeLast NCAA appearance: 1994, lost to Maryland, 74-66, in 1st roundNCAA history: 1-5Rank: UnrankedHighest rank: UnrankedPlayers to watchErwin ClaggettPosition: GuardHeight: 6-1Weight: 185Strengths: A scorer, Claggett can create his own shots and gets great elevation. Can penetrate the defense to score or give the ball up. Launches trademark rainbow jumpers when he's on.H WaldmanPosition: GuardHeight: 6-3Weight: 195Strengths: Protects the ball very well (48 turnovers in 28 games)
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | March 16, 1995
A year ago, it was as if Saint Louis arrived in the NCAA tournament in Cinderella's pumpkin. The Billikens were one of the season's most provocative rags-to-riches stories.This year, though, the element of surprise was absent when Saint Louis was seeded ninth in the East.This is a team that has won 45 of 58 games over the past two seasons, that almost toppled Cincinnati in the Great Midwest tournament last week, that has had three lineup changes in coach Charlie Spoonhour's three seasons.
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | December 1, 2001
At a little past five o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, darkness began to interrupt practice when Loyola men's soccer coach Mark Mettrick announced the next goal would be the winner. A couple of shots were sprayed wide and another was stopped when it was halfway across the goal line. Sometime later, when it was much darker, Niall Lepper cleanly struck a half volley to finally end the session. It was obvious just how much the Greyhounds were treasuring the fact that, here it is after Thanksgiving, and they're still playing ball.
NEWS
March 16, 1995
Seed; No 9Record: 22-7Conference: Great Midwest, 2nd placeLast NCAA appearance: 1994, lost to Maryland, 74-66, in 1st roundNCAA history: 1-5Rank: UnrankedHighest rank: UnrankedPlayers to watchErwin ClaggettPosition: GuardHeight: 6-1Weight: 185Strengths: A scorer, Claggett can create his own shots and gets great elevation. Can penetrate the defense to score or give the ball up. Launches trademark rainbow jumpers when he's on.H WaldmanPosition: GuardHeight: 6-3Weight: 195Strengths: Protects the ball very well (48 turnovers in 28 games)
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By JOHN EISENBERG | March 17, 1994
WICHITA, Kan. -- It will be a surprise if Maryland doesn't win today's NCAA matinee first-rounder out here in the prairie lands of Oz, even though Saint Louis has a better record, older players and a higher seed.It will be a surprise because, even though the teams handicap pretty evenly, the Billikens lack even a semblance of an antidote for Sensational Freshman Joe Smith.The Terps' 18-year-old franchise will be not only the best player ,, on the floor, but also the tallest player on the floor, and by a couple of inches, not just a noogie.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
WICHITA, Kan. -- A year ago, the Maryland basketball team was well into its spring break, trying to forget a 13-16 season. At the same time, Saint Louis was healing similar wounds, though a 12-17 record was seen as marked improvement from a five-win season the year before.Today, those memories will seem distant when the Terrapins (16-11) and the 24th-ranked Billikens (23-5) meet in the opening game of the NCAA Midwest Regional's first round at the Kansas Coliseum. It marks Maryland's first trip to the NCAA tournament in six years; Saint Louis hasn't been to the tournament since 1957.
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