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Bradley’s One-Man Gang Can’t Overcome Stanford

Fri., March 15, 1996, midnight

East Region

One player couldn’t beat Brevin Knight and his Stanford teammates, although Anthony Parker tried.

Stanford made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year Thursday with a 66-58 win over Bradley despite Parker’s 34 points.

“We were a one-man wrecking team, (but) you can’t score 58 points and expect to win in the NCAA tournament,” said Bradley coach Jim Molinari.

Parker had 29 of the first 45 points for Bradley and tied a school record by making eight 3-pointers. But he scored only five points in the last 6:59 as Knight took over.

Knight scored eight points after Parker’s 3 made it 50-45 with 6:59 remaining. Parker’s only baskets after that were a field goal with 12 seconds to go that made it 64-55 and a 3 with 1.8 seconds remaining.

Dion Cross scored 16 points for Stanford, including a 3 that made it 58-49 with 2:44 to go. “That was the ballgame,” Molinari said.

Stanford 66, Bradley 58

Stanford (20-8) - Harbour 2-9 0-0 5, Poppink 3-12 4-5 10, Allaway 2-6 5-5 9, Cross 5-12 2-3 16, Knight 8-16 10-10 26, Weems 0-4 0-0 0, Sauer 0-0 0-0 0, Lee 0-0 0-0 0, Seaton 0-2 0-0 0, Tshionyi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-61 21-23 66.

Bradley (22-8) - Funches 4-11 0-2 8, Jackson 2-7 0-0 4, Kleine 0-4 0-0 0, Wright 2-4 0-0 4, Parker 11-21 4-5 34, Zobrist 0-4 0-0 0, Burrell 0-2 0-0 0, Baptist 0-0 0-0 0, Akinkunie 3-6 2-3 8. Totals 22-59 6-10 58.

Halftime-Stanford 33, Bradley 25. 3-Point goals-Stanford 5-14 (Cross 4-7, Harbour 1-4, Poppink 0-1, Knight 0-2), Bradley 8-15 (Parker 8-10, Wright 0-1, Zobrist 0-1, Kleine 0-3). Fouled out-Akinkunie. Rebounds-Stanford 45 (Poppink 17), Bradley 37 (Funches, Parker 10). Assists-Stanford 10 (Knight 4), Bradley 12 (Wright 5). Total fouls-Stanford 15, Bradley 19. A-13,106.

Arkansas 86, Penn State 80

The Razorbacks, seeded 12th but steeped in success, beat the fifth-seeded Nittany Lions with a pesky defense Penn State rarely saw in the Big Ten.

“When it comes to tournament time, I think that’s the time that you have to bring the best out in everybody,” said Arkansas’ Nolan Richardson, who is in his 15th postseason tournament in 16 years as a head coach. “Just give me a chance, and I think we’ll do OK.”

Arkansas, national champion in 1994 and runner-up to UCLA last year, is in its ninth straight NCAA tournament.

Arkansas (19-12) - Towns 2-4 0-5 5, Hood 3-8 6-8 12, Robinson 5-8 3-4 15, Reid 5-11 9-12 21, Bardley 4-8 1-2 13, L.Williams 1-3 0-0 2, Hall 6-8 1-2 14, Wilson 2-2 0-0 4, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-52 20-33 86.

Penn State (21-7) - Gaudio 6-11 7-10 19, Sekunda 1-10 2-2 4, Booth 9-11 2-3 20, Earl 4-11 4-7 14, Lisicky 6-16 0-0 17, Metzger 0-0 0-0 0, D.Williams 0-2 0-0 0, McKnight 1-2 0-0 2, Stephens 0-0 1-2 1, P.Williams 1-4 1-2 3, Rogers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-67 17-26 80.

Halftime-Arkansas 36, Penn State 28. 3-Point goals-Arkansas 10-19 (Bradley 4-8, Robinson 2-3, Reid 2-4, Towns 1-2, Hall 1-2), Penn State 7-30 (Lisicky 5-13, Earl 2-7, Gaudio 0-1, McKnight 0-1, Sekunda 0-8). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Arkansas 34 (Hood 12), Penn State 40 (Sekunda 11). Assists-Arkansas 18 (Reid 5), Penn State 20 (Earl 6). Total fouls-Arkansas 21, Penn State 26. Technicals-None. A-11,931.

Massachusetts 92, Central Fla. 70

The 16th-seeded Golden Knights, one of two teams in the tournament with a losing record, trailed by just four points at halftime before UMass took over.

Forcing turnovers on Central Florida’s first six possessions of the second half, the Minutemen even shook off the temporary loss of All-America center Marcus Camby. Camby went to the floor after being raked across the face by Reid Ketteler with 12:41 to play. With blood pouring down his face, Camby went to the locker room and received one longrunning stitch along his scalp.

He returned to the bench with 7:22 to play with a Band-Aid on his forehead and wearing a different jersey because of the blood. He checked back in with 5:26 left.

Central Florida (11-19) - Kennedy 6-16 5-7 21, Porter 0-1 3-8 3, West 1-2 3-3 5, Castle 2-10 6-8 11, Riggs 6-14 2-2 20, Tice 2-4 0-0 4, Marlow 2-3 0-0 4, Ketteler 0-0 0-0 0, Traina 1-2 0-0 2, Conner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 19-28 70.

UMass (32-1) - Dingle 4-7 4-5 12, Bright 3-6 2-2 9, Camby 7-22 0-0 14, E.Padilla 6-12 3-5 15, Travieso 7-12 1-1 21, Clarke 1-2 0-0 2, Weeks 4-10 5-7 13, Cottrell 1-3 2-2 4, Nunez 0-1 0-0 0, G.Padilla 1-2 0-0 2, Burns 0-1 0-0 0, Maclay 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-78 17-22 92.

Halftime-Massachusetts 43, Central Florida 39. 3-Point goals-Central Florida 11-29 (Riggs 6-14, Kennedy 4-11, Castle 1-4), Massachusetts 7-17 (Travieso 6-10, Bright 1-1, Clarke 0-1, E.Padilla 0-5). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Central Florida 31 (Porter 7), Massachusetts 53 (Camby 17). Assists-Central Florida 11 (Castle 8), Massachusetts 16 (E.Padilla 8). Total fouls-Central Florida 19, Massachusetts 18. A-11,931.

Marquette 68, Monmouth 44

The Golden Eagles established an inside presence and pulled away.

Monmouth, making its first NCAA appearance, was able to stay close for a while, trailing 22-21 with 2:43 left in the first half. But the Golden Eagles closed the half with a 9-0 run for a 10-point lead.

Monmouth, N.J. (20-10) Lee 0-5 0-0 0, Albano 5-9 4-6 14, Aidietis 0-6 0-1 0, Geraldo 5-13 0-0 13, Barksdale 3-9 1-4 7, Franklin 0-2 0-0 0, Gordon 3-8 2-2 8, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Vileita 0-0 0-0 0, Chiera 0-0 0-0 0, Flynn 1-1 0-0 2, Boff 0-1 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-54 7-13 44.

Marquette (23-7) - Crawford 6-12 1-3 13, Eford 3-8 0-0 7, McCaskill 4-8 1-1 9, Pieper 3-6 2-3 10, Hutchins 7-12 0-0 17, Bargen 0-0 0-1 0, McCall 1-2 0-0 2, Shaw 0-1 2-2 2, Abraham 2-3 0-0 4, Lovette 1-1 0-2 2, Streater 1-1 0-0 2, Harris 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-55 6-12 68.

Halftime-Marquette 31, Monmouth, N.J. 21. 3-Point goals- Monmouth 3-16 (Geraldo 3-8, Lee 0-1, Albano 0-1, Aidietis 0-1, Gordon 0-1, Boff 0-1, Barksdale 0-3), Marquette 6-12 (Hutchins 3-5, Pieper 2-4, Eford 1-1, Crawford 0-1, McCall 0-1). Fouled out- None. Rebounds-Monmouth 29 (Barksdale 8), Marquette 40 (McCaskill 8). Assists-Monmouth 10 (Aidietis, Geraldo 3), Marquette 11 (Hutchins 6). Total fouls-Monmouth 16, Marquette 15. A-11,931.



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