The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, March 21, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 80
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Put up your Dukes
Blitzing UCLA 94-68 Friday night , Kentucky (32-4) advanced to a South Region championship showdown with Duke (32-3) at 5 p.m. Sunday.


Paul Daugherty columns
Wildcats outclass Bruins
After awhile, you started feeling sorry for them. ''The gritty, scrappy little UCLA guys,'' Bruins senior Kris Johnson called the Bruins. Imagine that, taking pity on UCLA. You might as well bleed for Notre Dame or the IRS.

Duke youngsters shatter Syracuse
It's hard to say which truism Duke shredded more thoroughly Friday night, in its 80-67 cruise over Syracuse: The reputation of the Orangemen's 2-3 zone defense, or the notion that March is a month for upperclassmen.


Jamison leaves 'em laughing
Antwan Jamison has carried North Carolina through the tournament with 56 points and 40 rebounds in three victories. How he scores all those points requires some explanation.

Dixon eyes Chargers offer
Linebacker Gerald Dixon, who led the Bengals with eight sacks last year, is poised to sign a two-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Tim Sullivan column
Murdoch won't ruin baseball
Fear not, Reds fans. If Rupert Murdoch wants to win at any price, he can surely afford it. But the new owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers did not amass billions by throwing his money around recklessly. The smart money says he won't start now.

Fordyce catches McKeon's attention
Catcher Brook Fordyce is hitting well in spring training and may earn regular playing time during the season.

Withrow coach assaulted him, Aiken coach says
A coaching feud involving two high school boys basketball powers boiled over when Aiken High School coach Eric Thomas accused Withrow's George Jackson of bruising his neck after their regional semifinal game Wednesday night.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS
Withrow wins regional title
Indian Hill makes Final Four
Highlands falls in Ky. quarterfinals
Badin-Bacon III for state berth

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS
Upset makes Badin title favorite
Peebles likes being underdog

Mighty Ducks 4, Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati thrilled its second-largest crowd of the season with its first win in 11 games against the Phantoms.

Utah 6, Cyclones 5
Cincinnati blew a 4-1 lead and dropped back into second place.

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