The Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, March 20, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 79
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Paul Daugherty column
Bruins are used to a bumpy ride
Team El Nino ker-bumped into the South Regional, giddy its plane didn't crash. There are bad seasons, luckless seasons and seasons of probationary shame. And there is UCLA's season.


Another stress test: UK vs. UCLA
For four months, Tubby Smith aged in front of us. It could be the stress inherent in being Kentucky's basketball coach. At 31-4, it could be much worse. He could be Steve Lavin.
Notebook: Bad memories for Sheppard

North Carolina 73, Michigan State 58
The top-ranked Tar Heels dominated one of the nation's best rebounding teams on the boards and held the Spartans to 31 percent shooting in their East Regional semifinal.

Rain robs Tomko of much-needed work
It looks more and more as if Brett Tomko won't be part of the rotation when the Reds come north.
Thursday's game report

Ex-UC star seeks support for track
Former All-American Lewis Johnson, now a broadcaster for ABC Sports and ESPN, says the Bearcat program can be saved despite the real possibility it will be dropped.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS
Badin battles into title game
The Rams, leading from start to finish, defeated No. 3 Poland 45-35 at St. John Arena to advance to the state championship game.
Peebles 52, Castalia Margaretta 49

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS
Seven Hills shot down in regional
Connecting on 31-of-48 from the field, Dayton Jefferson handed Seven Hills a 74-56 setback.
Withrow meets other spoiler
Indian Hill meets regional champs
Highlands hopes semis are in cards

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