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									               6B- Savannah Morning News • Thursday, November 11.1999 * * * *
                                                                                                                                                                   College basketball

                                                                                                                                                                                       Porter leads AP All-America team
                                                                                                                                                                                       By Jim O'Connell
                                                                                                                                                                                       The Associated Press           .           .

                                                                                                                                                                                           Chris -Porter spent the offseason
                                                                                                                                                                                        away from the basket. Not away .from
                                                                                                                                                                                        basketball, just the basket.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Auburn's 6-foot-7 senior forward
                                                                                                                                                                                        shot hundreds of 3-pointers every
                                                                                                                                                                                        day during the summer in an attempt
                                                                                                                                                                                        to complement the spectacular
                                                                                                                                                                                        inside game that helped him become
                                                                                                                                                                                        the leading vote-getter Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                                        on The Associated Press' preseason
                                                                                                                                                                                        All-America team.
                                                                                                                                                                                           "We know he can dunk, ,we know.
                                                                                                                                                                                        he can play wlfhin 8,10 feet, we know
                                                                                                                                                                                        his game is strong around the rim,"
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tigers coach'Clifl' -Ellis said of
                                                                                                                                                                                      'Porter, the Southeastern Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                        player of the year last season. "But
                                                                                                                                                                                        we want to stretch out his range."
                                                                                                                                                                                           Porter averaged 16.0 points, 8.6
                                                                                                                                                                                        rebounds and. a highlight-reel dunk
                                                                                                                                                                                        or two a game as Auburn got as high
                                                                                                                                                                                       as No. 2 in the rankings during a 29-4
                                                                                                                                                                                       season in which he was a second-
                                                                                                                                                                                       team All-America. The Tigers lost in
                                                                                                                                                                                       the third round of th^NCAA tourna-
                                                                                                                                                                                       ment to Ohio State.        •
                                                                                                                                                                                           "We were just a couple shots
         buke coach Mike Krzyzewski, left,'and Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun will have their teams playing against                                                                     falling away from a chance at the
         each other tonight at The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden.                                                                                                Final.Four," Porter said. "I didn't
         * *           .            *       '                                                              *                                                                           want to leave Auburn feeling like I
                                                                                                                                                                                       had left something out on the court.".

         IJCohn tries to do it again in college hoops                                                                                                                                 . Porter .was listed on 53 of 65 bai:
                                                                                                                                                                                       lots from a 65-member media panel.
                                                                                                                                                                                       DePaul sophomore             swingman
                                                                                                                                                                                       Quentin Richardson was next with
         By Jim O'Conneil                             .                 •,,-..           . "It was a season for                          know they don't. Obviously, we have           46 votes. Next were two. senior
         The Associated Press                                                                                                            some quality back with Madsen. But            guards from the JBig Ten who led ;
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                                                                                          a lifetime. Let's start                        I've been concerned with — can we             their teams to the Final Four last
       L" NEW YORK — The opening game                                                         another season                             be ready as quickly as we need' to            season—Seooriie Penn of Ohio State
      j)f the college basketball season will                                                  V                            •    '
                                                                                                                                       'be 0 ""                                        and Mateert Cleaves of.Michigan
      feature two nationally ranked teams                                                      for a lifetime '                             Connecticut has three starters             State. Each received 44 votes.
      loaded with freshmen. The;second                                                                                                   back from the team that won it all.              Maryland junior forward .Terence
      Ubme will.be Connecticut's first as
                                                                                         and build upon that."                           One player the Huskies have tb                Morris was fifth in the voting with 35.
      jjefending NCAA champion.                                                                                                          replace is All-America Richard                   Junior guard Khalid El-Amin of
      !_* The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at                                                         Jh-nCahoun                           Hamilton.                                    Connecticut was the next-highest
      Madison Square Garden on                                                            UConn basketball coach                            "I really want.them thinking that         vote-getter with 23. He was followed
      Thursday night starts four months of                                                                                               last season is over." coach Jim              by junior center Chris Mihm of .
      cbllege basketball, culminating with                                                                                             Calhoun said. "It was a season for a           Texas, 22, junior swingman Michael
      Jhe Final Four in Indianapolis.                                                  that was ages ago" Krzyzewski said of            lifetime. Let's start another season          Redd of Ohio State, 13, senior center-
     ;;' No. 10 Duke meets No. 13 Stanford                                             the four lottery picks! "In coaching,            for a lifetime and build upon that.           Kenyon Martin of Cincinnati, 12. ftid                                                     Toad ). Van Emst/Opelika Autw"- V *$
     in the opener, followed by No. 1                                                  you have to get on to the next thing             But this is a new season. We.'re CM),         senior forward Mark Madsen of
      Connecticut against Iowa, a rematch                                            . right away. .Once last year was over             not the team that won the national            Stanford. 10.          .                   Auburn's Chris Porter, shooting, and a Big Ten backcourt of Scoonle Penn
     Jif last season's NCAA tournament                                                 it's over. My complete focus went to             championship."                • .                .Richardson, who made many iri of Ohio State and Mateen Cleaves of Michigan State highlight The
     round of 16. The championship game                                              .the next year and mine has been."                     Iowa has a "new coach in Steve            Chicago happy when he announced Associated Press* preseason All-America team.
     is Friday night.                                                                     The freshman who should get the               Alford. Seven of last season's top.           his return to DePaul, was a consen-
     '*•- Duke lost to .Connecticut in the                                             most notice is point guard Jason                 nine players are gone from the team           sus national freshman of the year appearance since 1968. He averaged v to its first Final Four appearance
     iitle game in St. Petersburg, Fla., last                                         Williams.                                         that lost to the Huskies in the tour-         last season. He led the Blue Demons . 16.9 points, .3.9 rebounds and 4.3 since Magic •" Johnson led the
      Itfarch. The only returning Blue                                                    "Jason is still learning how to play          nament. Calhoun called that game              to an 18-13 record and an NIT^erth assists,                            '          Spartans to the title in 1979.
      Devils are forwards Chris Carrawell.                                            point guard and develop the feel and              the most physical .of his 28-year             while averaging 18.9 points and 10.5         Cleaves, a repeat preseason All-       Morris will be the focus of the
     Shane^Battier and Nate James.                                                    thought process of handling a team                career.                                       rebounds..         .          '            America selection, is the only Maryland offense this season with
     ' Gone are senior sharpshooter                                                   for 40 minutes," Krzyzewski said.                    "It is too early- for us because               "He has got a lot of confidence returning postseason All-America.             the Departure of Steve Francis to the
     Trajan Lgngdon as well as national                                               "He's going to be an outstanding                  we're under a new system and'have             shooting," DePaul coach Pat                  The start of his senior season will NBA. The 6-9 forward average'd 153
     player of the year Elton Brand,                                                  point guard. He's a good one now and              new guys," Alford said. "The other            Kennedy said. "As a post-up player be pushed back at least until mid-, points and 7.1 rebounds while shoot-
     William Avery and Corey Maggette,                                                he's a willing learner."                          teams may feel different with veter-          around the basket, Quentin is proba- December because of a stress frac- ing 55 percent as the Terrapins
     all underclassmen now iri the NBA.                                                   Stanford has only senior 'forward             an teams or solid foundations. We're          bly as good as there is in the country- . ture in his foot. With a healthy stayed among the top five in the
      * That      means      coach     Mike                                           Mark Madsen back from last season's               on the first floor"                           He needs to work on his medium- Cleaves the Spartans would have rankings for most of last season.
     j£rzyzewski's recruiting class, con-                                             team that reached the second round                   The tournament, sponsored by               range game;"           ,            ...' • probably been a runaway choice for       The other members-of last yearjs
      sidered the best in the'natjon. will be'                                        of the NCAA tournament.                           Ikon, is part of the efforts by the               Penn, a third-team All-America, preseason No. 1, but they're still a preseason All-America team were
      the core of a team that last season                                                 "It seems awfully early to be play-          National Association of Basketball             last season, was given a lot of credit Big Ten favorite because he will be Richard Hamilton of Connect/citf,
      finished 37-2, including 1W) in the                                             ing a game of this caliber," Stanford            Coaches to make money for cancer               for taking the Buckeyes from a 1:15 back for the conference schedule.            .Elton Brand of Duke, Lee Nailon!of
      &tlantk Coast" Conference..                                                     coach Mike Montgomery said. '*We                  research. The group has raised more           conference record to a 27-9 seaso'ri         Cleaves averaged 11.7 points and Texas Christian and Andre -MUler'.oC
      " "I'm glad we had them, but to .me                                             are young, and stuff you assume.they             than $10 million.                              and the school's first Final- Four 7.2 assists in helping Michigan State Utah.                                           •


    Inkster:                                                                                                                                                                         Top-notch season for Savannah's Nancy Smith
    £ great success,                                                                                                                                                                 By Timothy Guidera                           event, she was second in the              bers of the Bacon Park Golf Course
    m unwitting                                                                                                                                                                      Savannah Morning News                        Women's         Southern
                                                                                                                                                                                     •• The doubt was gone mqnths ago/ N.C. on Oct. 12-14 and placed third in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Championship in Ocean Isle Beach,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior Blitz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Savannah Gotf Club
    inspiration                                                                                                                                                                          But Nancy Smith has not stopped' the Women's Western Seniors
                                                                                                                                                                                      ', adding to the dimension of her 1999 Championship in Naples, Fla. on                  The team of Pat Corbin and
                                                                                                                                                                                         golf season. .                           Oct. 18-20.                               Crovvley combined to shoot 122.5|to
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                                                                                                                                                                                             The Savannah resident won the           "It's been a fantastic year," she      win the Savannah GolfClub Women's
    The Associated Press                                                                                                                                                                 Women's Eastern Golf Association's said. "And one that I'm certainly               Association's     Member-Member
                                                                                                                                                                                         Senior Championship on Oct 26-28 to thankful to have had."                         Tournament on Nov. 9. Loufse Lane
 :; LAS VEGAS —With back-t^back                                                                                                                                                          continue a spectacular run that fol-                                               and Emile Stoddart were second ;at
   hiajor championships and a ticket to                                                                                                                                                   lowed .a major reconstruction of her Locals win prestigious                       125, while Margaret Eskedor ;antl
  '•the Hall of Fame. Juli Inkster                                                                                                                                                       right shoulder. Smith, who lives at                                                Cathy Lange and Peggy Lynah and
 3>ecame-one of two dominant figures                                                                                                                                                     The Landings, fired rounds of 74-77- Georgia-Florida tourney                       Muriel Bono tied for third at 130. ;
3)n the LPGA Tour this'year. .-Little                                                                                                                                                    74—225 to win the WEGA event by 13          Savannah residents Jess Mooney
2Jid she know how much of an impact                                                                                                                                                      shots. 'It was her third victory of a and Jack Kiley were part of the win-
 *he made on the other.                                                                                                                                      Tne Associated Press
                                                                                                                                                                                         season she was not even sure she ning team last month in the Georgia-              Wilmington (stand Club
I! A storybook season for the 39-year-                                               Haying won bacMo-bacK major championships and topping that off by                                   would have been able to compete in Florida Golf Tournament on Jekyli                  Dave Kilduff won the Wilmington
'JOld mother of two'may not result iri                                               making the Hall of Fame, Jull Inkster became one of two dominant figures                            after .undergoing surgery in July Island. ,                                        Island Club's Club Championship on
 pny erid-of-the-year awards unless                                                  on the LPGA Tour thte year.                                                                          1998; she was not able to hit shots       The event, which was founded by         Oct. 8 and 9. Dave Buchanan won the
 |lnkster can win the; LPGA Tour                                                                                                                                                         until March.                             Johnny Paulk and H.P. Weldon, cele-       First Flight, Kevin Vasquez won the
•Championship.        which      starts                                              win the modern career Grand Slam.                 record with nearly $1.5 million and                   "1 didn't know if I would be able to brated its 20th anniversary this year.    Second Flight and Wally Wysoclti
 Thursday at the Desert Inn Golf                                                        And her fifth victory of the year,             can shave more than a half-point olT              play golf again, so that makes this It is traditionally played on the              won the Third Flight. George
  Club.                                                                              the Safeway Championship, gave her                the 69.99 scoring average set a year         . season very rewarding" said Sm.ith, Thursday and Friday prior to the                  Vickery won the Senior Cldb
 ;_ True, she won the most prestigious                                               enough points to become only the                  ago by Annika Sorenstam.                          who had three bones shaved in her University of Georgia and University             Championship... Steve McCauley apd
  prize in women's golf by capturing an                                              17th player to qualify for the Hall of                                                              shoulder, a large bone spur removed of Florida football game in                    Brett Bouy won the Wilmingto)i
"elusive \' S Open' with ah over-                                                    Fame.                             .               Woods tunes up for titte defense                  and a tear of her rotator cuff Jacksonville.                                       Island     Club's    Member-Guest
 Xvhelmmn display of shotmaking.                                                        The Tour Championship will                                                                       repaired. "It was definitely career-       Gregg Wolff, the head professional     'Tournament on Nov. 6. Denjiy
;Her victory in the. LPGA                                                            decide the player of the year and the •               TA SHBE, Taiwan — A 20-hour                   threatening. The doctors couldn't a.t the Willow Lake Country Club in              Phillips and Billy Reese were sef-
 Championship three weeks later                                                      Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring                 flight didn't seem to hurt the golf              bplieve I had been playing with it the Metier, led the winning team, which         ond.
 •made her only the second woman to                                                  average. And both those are square                game of .surging Tiger Woods when                 way it was."                             also included Kris Riner 'of                                ,.   »

                                                                                     ly in the hands of 24-year-old Karrie             ht> played a relaxed pro-am round                    After immediate rehabilitation Swainsboro. Mooney, Kiley, Wolff
                                                                                     Webb.                                             Wednesday to prepare for a title                  therapy, she felt relief in the shoul- and Riner teamed to shoot 58 in both       Hunter                               «
                                                                                       • Webb not o'nly has won six times,             defense, in the Johnnie Walker                    der, and was given*the OK to begin rounds, for a 36-hole total of 28-               Jim Stanley recorded a hole-Jn
                                                                                     including a dramatic comeback in                  Classic.                                          hitting a few shots last fall.           underpar 116. The won by one shot-       one on the ninth hol« at the Hunger
                                                                                     the du Maurier for her first major                    Woods shot a 2-under-par 70, .lead-              "The problem was," Smith said, over a team led by professional                 Army Airfield Golf Course on Now?
                                                                                     championship, but the Australian                  ing a team of three Taiwanese ama-               "the doctor's few was 10 and my few DeWitt Weaver.                                 Playing with Tom Mayo and IOJI
                                                                                     has already shattered the earnings                teurs around under sunny skies at                was 200, so I hurt it again and could-      In all." 544 golfers and 137 teams     Seng, Stanley used an 8-iron to $r
                                                                                                                                       the Ta 'Shoe (Jolf and Country Club.              n't do anything until March."            competed in the tournament, which        the 140-yard hole... A senior bltt*|s
                                                                                                                                        • On Thursday. Woods tries to                       After finishing third in her first was played on Jekyll's Oleander and         played at Hunter each Thursday
                                                                                                                                       extend his winning streak to- five               tournament in April. Smith played Indian Mounds courses. Other                     morning at 9. To register and for tyr
                                                                                                                                       touniiinients in the $1.3 million                well enough to earn a spot in the 1999 prominent professionals in the field
                               352-1271                                                                                                event, played last year in Thailand.
                                                                                                                                           Woods said he somewhat-weary
                                                                                                                                                                                        Georgia Fjorida team matches and included l^nn Lott, Sonny Skinner,
                                                                                                                                                                                        has'continued her fine piny during Craig Hartle. Greg England, Hay
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