March 22, 1987 |
Led by Sam Smith's 28 points and 9 rebounds, Kentucky Wesleyan overpowered Gannon, 92-74, to win the NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament Saturday night. The victory gave Kentucky Wesleyan its fifth national championship, tying the record set by Evansville, now a Division I team. Kentucky Wesleyan raced to a 24-point lead with 3:32 left in the first half, while holding Gannon scoreless for seven minutes.
December 2, 1985 |
Dale Ervine and Hubert Rotteveel scored second-half goals and goal-keeper Dave Vanole recorded his eighth shutout of the season Sunday as UCLA topped SMU, 2-0, in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal playoff match at UCLA. The victory qualified the second-ranked Bruins for the NCAA semifinals for the second consecutive year. UCLA (18-1-4) will meet top-ranked Evansville next Sunday at a site to be determined. Evansville (21-0-2) advanced by eliminating Penn State, 1-0, earlier Sunday.
January 22, 1987 |
Drexel Coach Eddie Burke said his team's victory over Navy certainly was an upset, but it didn't come as a surprise--to him, anyway. The Dragons overcame 44 points and 14 rebounds by David Robinson Wednesday night to hang an 83-80 defeat on the No. 18-ranked Middies at Philadelphia. "Absolutely not," Burke said when asked if he was surprised. "We played with some fine teams this year and we've just started coming into our own."
December 7, 1992 |
Nolan Richardson's teams have won some big games during his eight years as Arkansas' coach, but none was as important to Richardson as Sunday's 86-80 victory over No. 9 Arizona at Tucson. "To me, this is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, wins . . . simply because we were an unknown," Richardson said. "I didn't know if we had the squad to win here. We didn't have an identity. But now I think we've changed the expectations of some people."
March 19, 1993 |
Last-second heroics in the NCAA tournament usually involve a player sinking a game-winning shot at the buzzer. Tulane's Pointer Williams made his mark a little differently. Williams reached in and stripped the ball from Anthony Beane as he attempted a three-pointer with less than two seconds to play. A scramble ensued, and time ran out before Kansas State could shoot again.
September 29, 1990
It is difficult enough to play the home team in the opening round of its own tournament. And it is even more difficult when that team happens to be Evansville, the No. 2-ranked men's soccer team in the country. Evansville (8-0-2) had little trouble defeating Cal State Northridge, 2-0, in the first round of the Aces' Soccer Classic on Friday night in Evansville, Ind. Evansville led Northridge, 1-0, at halftime. The Aces, ranked second nationally behind Santa Clara, outshot Northridge, 10-5.