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A roundup of the week March 26-April 1
April 09, 1984
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—GEORGETOWN defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA men's title in Seattle (page 18).
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April 09, 1984

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL—GEORGETOWN defeated Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA men's title in Seattle (page 18).

USC beat Tennessee 72-61 to win the NCAA women's championship in Los Angeles (page 46).

Michigan trounced Notre Dame 83-63 to win the NIT in New York City.

PRO BASKETBALL—Just how mad was coach Hubie Brown after his Knicks fell 99-93 to Indiana, the worst team in the NBA? "He was so upset he didn't say anything," said New York forward Truck Robinson. And Brown had every reason to continue to seethe. The Knicks had begun the week with a 97-88 defeat of Dallas behind center Bill Cartwright's career-high 38 points, but after the Indiana loss, New York also fell to Washington (107-79) and Atlanta (109-106), and wound up 12� games behind Atlantic Division-leading Boston, which had four wins for the week. Detroit guard Isiah Thomas sank an eight-foot jumper with four seconds left to give the Pistons a 107-105 victory over Milwaukee and a tie with the Bucks for first in the Central Division. The win was witnessed by a Silverdome crowd of 35,407, the largest ever for an NBA regular-season single game. Midwest Division-leading Utah clinched a playoff spot for the first time in its 10-year history by beating Seattle 106-96. Despite a 122-115 setback in San Diego, Los Angeles, the Pacific Division pacesetter, remained four games ahead of Portland by beating Houston 115-109, Phoenix 119-97 and Golden State 121-110.

BOWLING—DALE EAGLE beat Art Trask 232-199 to win a $125,000 PBA event in Hyattsville, Md.

BOXING—MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER successfully defended his undisputed world middleweight crown with a 10th-round TKO of Juan Domingo Roldan in Las Vegas (page 66).

Wilfredo Gomez won the WBC featherweight title by unanimously decisioning defending champ Juan LaPorte in San Juan, P.R. (page 68).

Payao Poontarat retained his WBC super flyweight title with a 10th-round knockout of Gustavo Espadas in Bangkok.

PRO FOOTBALL—USFL: New Jersey vs. Los Angeles was a game with all the elements. There was the jinx ( L.A. had lost all three of its previous home games at the Coliseum), the battle for first (the Generals needed a win to remain tied atop the Atlantic Division with Philadelphia, a 38-24 victor over Tampa Bay), the hype (tickets were two-for-the-price-of-one in hopes of boosting the Express' sagging attendance) and the glamorous All-America rookie quarterback (multimillionaire Steve Young). Young completed 19 of 29 passes for 163 yards and a TD, but the home jinx prevailed as Jersey jolted L.A. 26-10 before 26,024 fans. Elsewhere, Denver lengthened its Pacific Division lead to two games by beating second-place Arizona 17-7. Michigan, which on Monday night had gamboled past the Houston Gamblers 52-34, shot down the San Antonio Gunslingers 26-10 to remain undefeated in the Central Division. But all was not joy in Motown: Panther Anthony Carter, No. 2 in the league in receiving, broke his left arm when San Antonio safety Larry James tackled him in the second quarter. Two other Central Division teams, Oklahoma and Houston, battled for sole possession of second place. In a stunning comeback, the Outlaws, who trailed 28-13 with 1:58 remaining, tied the game on a two-point conversion with no time remaining. Placekicker Efren Herrera kicked a 19-yard field goal in OT to seal a 31-28 victory for Oklahoma. For previously winless Chicago, any win was welcome, even a 21-20 squeaker over still winless Washington. In other games, Birmingham blasted Tampa Bay 27-9; Memphis edged Jacksonville 27-24; and Pittsburgh pummeled Oakland 28-14. Southern Division-leading New Orleans was idle.

GOLF—FRED COUPLES shot an 11-under-par 277 to beat Lee Trevino by a stroke and win the $800,000 Tournament Players Championship in Ponte Vedra, Fla. (page 53).

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