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COLLEGE REPORT
William F. Reed
January 15, 1990
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
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January 15, 1990

College Report

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During the first half of Arkansas's visit to Texas Tech, the horn on the overhead scoreboard came loose and fell to the floor, landing about a foot and a half from Razorback forward Todd Day, who understandably flinched. Teammate Lee Mayberry thought the near-miss was more than that. "When I saw [the horn], I thought it was Todd's arm lying out there," said Mayberry. Apparently rattled. Day scored a season-low nine points in the Razorbacks' 92-75 win....

Following an 86-81 loss to Notre Dame last Saturday, Southern Cal was 12-28 in games decided by six points or fewer under George Raveling, who took over in 1986. The Trojans suffered another setback when their Jan. 13 date with Arizona State had to be moved from the Los Angeles Sports Arena to their campus's Lyon Center—an 1,800-seat student recreation facility—because of a scheduling conflict with Walt Disney on Ice. Portable seating will boost the Lyon Center capacity to 2,200. Wonder if the game will sell out....

Seton Hall, which received a lot of help from Andrew Gaze of Australia on the way to last season's runner-up finish in the NCAA tournament, is recruiting 6'8" Arturas Karnishovas, who's considered to be the Soviet Union's best young player. Karnishovas is living in Alameda, Calif. with Sarunas Marciulionis, the Soviet player who's with the Golden State Warriors....

It's not surprising that Division III Wittenberg was 13-0 at week's end; the Tigers have put together 33 consecutive nonlosing seasons. But Wittenberg's women's team, which has never won more than 11 games, was 12-0 under fourth-year coach Pam Evans. Through Sunday, only two other Division III teams, Buffalo State and Western Connecticut State, had unbeaten men's and women's teams.

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