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January 14, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
It takes something special to get Northwestern fans to trudge through snow and cold to watch a basketball game at McGaw Hall's Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Monday night, the crowds came largely because Dick Vitale, the ESPN commentator, was going to be there. Vitale had praised Northwestern fans last year on an ESPN telecast of their team's upset of Michigan State, one of only seven Wildcat victories all season.
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January 14, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
It takes something special to get Northwestern fans to trudge through snow and cold to watch a basketball game at McGaw Hall's Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Monday night, the crowds came largely because Dick Vitale, the ESPN commentator, was going to be there. Vitale had praised Northwestern fans last year on an ESPN telecast of their team's upset of Michigan State, one of only seven Wildcat victories all season.
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March 11, 1997 | From Times Wires Services
Thousands of volunteers pitched in Monday to help residents haul away debris and rinse off layers of mud left by a week of devastating flooding along the Ohio River. "It's been fantastic. We've had church groups and children's homes help us out," said Sharon Thompson, a Red Cross center manager in Radcliffe, Ky., 30 miles southwest of Louisville.
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January 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Terry Buford and Jeff Grose each hit four free throws in the final three minutes Monday night to rally Northwestern to a 66-64 upset victory over No. 13 Indiana in a Big Ten Conference game at Evanston, Ill. Northwestern (6-6 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten) went 21 for 21 from the foul line in the second half to overcome Indiana's 10-point lead. Indiana (8-4) fell to 0-2 in the league, the Hoosiers' worst start in conference play in eight years.
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January 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
It's not easy playing on the road in the Big Ten Conference. Just ask Iowa Coach Tom Davis. No. 16-ranked Ohio State jumped off to a 12-0 lead and never looked back in beating No. 7 Iowa, 102-91, Thursday night at Columbus, Ohio. The defeat was the second straight for the Hawkeyes, who lost, 90-88, at Minnesota Saturday. Asked when he last saw a team play with the intensity of Ohio State, Davis said: "Last Saturday at Minnesota." Added Davis: "Ohio State was the aggressor tonight.
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November 27, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Len Bias scored a career-high 33 points but missed a shot in the final seconds that nearly cost 17th-ranked Maryland an 81-80 victory over George Mason on Tuesday night at Fairfax, Va. Bias missed a corner jumper as the 45-second clock expired with 12 seconds left in the game, giving George Mason a chance to win the inaugural game at 10,000-seat Patriot Center. Tracy Ballard pump-faked Bias into the air, but his 15-foot jumper hit the back rim and bounced out at time expired.
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January 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
After living by its man-to-man defense this season, Seton Hall unveiled an aggressive zone defense against No. 5-ranked Georgetown in a Big East game Tuesday night at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. "It was the first time all year we went zone," forward Daryll Walker said after No. 10 Seton Hall rallied from 9 points back to beat previously unbeaten Georgetown, 94-86. "I think we matched up pretty well and took (Alonzo) Mourning out of the game with it."
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February 5, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
After four years at Indiana, guard Joe Hillman has finally learned to take a shot when he's open. The senior guard, heeding the advice of assistant coach Dan Dakich, changed his shooting style and got 13 of his career-high 17 points in the first half Thursday night as the Hoosiers rolled over Minnesota, 92-63, in a Big Ten Conference game at Bloomington, Ind. "I got some open shots and knocked them in," said Hillman, whose first-half scoring burst helped Indiana to an early 20-point lead.
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March 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Mark Bryant had 23 points and 13 rebounds, and Seton Hall upset seventh-ranked Pittsburgh, 83-79, Wednesday night at Pittsburgh. It was the Pirates' second win over the Panthers this season. "It's a combination of our kids playing hard and a little luck," Seton Hall Coach P.J. Carlesimo said. "We're playing very well, and this is the second time we've played Pitt where they've only had a day to prepare for us."
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February 12, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Oklahoma State Coach Leonard Hamilton said he had a different team show up this time to play Oklahoma. Royce Jeffries made a driving layup with seven seconds left and Todd Christian hit two free throws with one second remaining to lift the Cowboys to a 75-74 upset of the eighth-ranked Sooners Wednesday night at Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma (19-4 overall, 7-2 in Big Eight) beat the Cowboys (7-16, 3-6) by 27 points earlier in the season.
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January 17, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
When Maryland's basketball program hit rock bottom, there was speculation it might take a decade for the rebuilding. Coach Bob Wade has done it in just over a year. Derrick Lewis powered home a dunk with 24 seconds left Saturday night, and the Terrapins upset seventh-ranked Duke, 72-69, at Durham, N.C. "This win is just tremendous for us," Wade said. "The biggest thing about it is that it came on the road against a team that is ranked No. 7 in the country."
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