Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Andrew Markh » Tue, 04 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Congrats to Arkansas (especially Corliss Williamson) for a great second
half performace against the Heels.  UNC struggled for much of the second
half (going 12:37 without a FG and missing 11 consecutive shots), but
was still in the position to win with under a minute to play.  Dean Smith
did all he could to design a comeback, but a mis-communication between
he (yelling "Don't foul!") and Dante Calabria (hearing "Foul!") with 27
seconds left resulted in a 3-point Arkansas lead that UNC was unable to
overcome.  It has been a great year for UNC, who wasn't expected to make
a trip to the Final Four after losing Pat Sullivan early in the season.
The only bright spot is the loss might convince Stackhouse to return and
second a title next season (I'm pretty sure Wallace is gone, regardless).
The 55-foot 3-pointer from Dwight Stewart at the end of the first half
(and absolutely *demoralizing* shot) and quick 3-pointer by Thurmon (?)
at the start of the second half quickly changed the outlook of the game
for the Heels, who never seemed to recover from the shock of it.

Arkansas 75, NORTH CAROLINA 68

Arkansas

                         FG     3P     FT     Rebounds
Player             Min   M-A    M-A    M-A   Off-Tot Ast PF St TO Blk Pts
Thurman             37   2-10   2-9    0-0     0   5   3  3  2  2   0   6
C Williamson        29  10-17   0-0    1-1     5  10   1  4  2  1   1  21
Martin               5   1-1    1-1    0-0     1   1   1  0  0  0   0   3
McDaniel            32   3-7    3-5    4-4     2   5   2  3  1  1   0  13
Beck                30   2-9    1-1    0-0     0   3  10  3  0  1   0   5
Dillard              6   0-5    0-4    0-0     0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0
Rimac               17   2-8    2-6    0-0     1   1   2  1  0  0   0   6
Stewart             24   6-10   3-7    0-2     3   8   3  2  2  2   0  15
L Wilson            12   1-3    0-0    2-2     0   4   0  1  2  1   0   4
Robinson             8   1-4    0-1    0-0     4   4   0  0  0  1   0   2
Totals             200  28-74  12-34   7-9    16  41  22 17  9  9   1  75
                        0.378  0.353  0.778   Team Rebs: 1

North Carolina
                         FG     3P     FT     Rebs
Player             Min   M-A    M-A    M-A   Off-Tot Ast PF St TO Blk Pts
Stackhouse          28   4-7    3-3    7-10    4   6   2  2  0  1   0  18
Calabria            35   1-10   0-7    0-0     1   5   9  1  2  1   1   2
Wallace             33   4-6    0-0    2-4     3  10   0  4  0  4   4  10
D Williams          36   7-19   5-12   0-0     0   6   1  1  1  2   0  19
Mcinnis             37   3-9    2-5    5-6     1   7   3  4  0  2   0  13
P Sullivan          13   1-2    0-0    2-4     0   0   0  0  0  2   0   4
Zwikker              6   0-1    0-0    0-0     0   2   0  1  0  0   0   0
Landry              10   1-2    0-1    0-0     0   1   0  0  0  2   0   2
S Williams           2   0-0    0-0    0-0     0   1   0  0  0  1   0   0
Totals             200  21-56  10-28  16-24    9  38  15 13  3 15   5  68
                        0.375  0.357  0.667   Team Rebs: 5

Arkansas                   34   41  -   75
North Carolina             38   30  -   68

* I know the stats are wrong for Arkansas, because I'm pretty danred sure
  (well, at least 55' sure) that Dwight didn't go 0-for-4 from the arc...

Comments:

o If it weren't for his shooting, Calabria would have had a pretty damned
  good game on Saturday.  ;^)  He pulled down 5 rebounds, dished out 9
  assists with only 1 turnover, stole ball twice, blocked a shot and
  committed only 1 foul.  _BUT_ he went 1-for-10 from the floor and 0-for-7
  from the arc, despite getting very open looks at the basket (point
  shaving? ;^)

o Donald Williams finished his career with a great Final Four effort to go
  with his Final Four MVP award in '93.  He hit some _HUGE_ 3s for UNC in
  the game and had a chance to tie the game with less than a minute to
  play, but the shot ended up "wide left".  Congratulations on a great
  career and I hope he has a long and prosperous NBA career.

o Rasheed Wallace had an interesting game.  He dominated the defensive end
  in the first half and played strong offensively (when he appeared to want
  the ball).  In the second half, he still played very solid defense on
  Corliss (except that time that Corliss hooked him and left him flat footed),
  but Corliss simply wasn't going to miss (and he _WAS_ challenged).  UNC was
  unable to get the ball to Rasheed in the second half, due to the collapsed
  defense played by Corliss and Dwight Stewart.  Sure hope this wasn't his
  last game, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't...

o Stackhouse played a great, hustling game, despite missing much of the
  first half with a bruised quad.  He was perfect from the arc (actually
  looking to take the shot *first* on a couple of occasions, instead of
  waiting to see if the defender came after the fact, which he usually does).
  He was quoted as saying he'd be back, but we'll have to wait a week or
  two to be sure.

o UNC's bench couldn't provide the lift that they had given in each of the
  other four tournament games.  They were out-scored by Arkansas bench 27-6.

--
Andy Markham

 
 
 

Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Chad R Orz » Tue, 04 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Congrats to Arkansas (especially Corliss Williamson) for a great second
>half performace against the Heels.  UNC struggled for much of the second
>half (going 12:37 without a FG and missing 11 consecutive shots),

...Due in some part to truly abominable shot selection...

 but

Quote:
>was still in the position to win with under a minute to play.

...Due in some part to spectacularly idiotic play by Arkansas...

Not an exceptionally good game, either way. And it sets up the second
consecutive championship where I really don't want _either_ of the teams
to win... Guess the gods want me to actually do some work.

Quote:
>The only bright spot is the loss might convince Stackhouse to return and
>second a title next season (I'm pretty sure Wallace is gone, regardless).

I'm not sure of that, and at any rate, his play the other night didn't do
anything to make him look _ready_ to go... If Williamson could shove him
around like that, I don't think _anybody_ wants to see what Sir Charles
would do to him.

Quote:
>The 55-foot 3-pointer from Dwight Stewart at the end of the first half

                            ^^^^^^ ???
I thought his name was something else... Are you sure it's "Dwight?"

Quote:
>Comments:

>o If it weren't for his shooting, Calabria would have had a pretty damned
>  good game on Saturday.

Picked a rotten day for his touch to go south, eh?

  He pulled down 5 rebounds, dished out 9

Quote:
>  assists with only 1 turnover, stole ball twice, blocked a shot and
>  committed only 1 foul.

He was on the verge of a couple more TO's... He got bailed out on that
jump-ball call late in the game, after dribbling the ball off his foot
and diving on top of Thurman...

  _BUT_ he went 1-for-10 from the floor and 0-for-7

Quote:
>  from the arc, despite getting very open looks at the basket

The result, no doubt, of a sort of karmic backlash for the Kentucky game.

Quote:
>o Rasheed Wallace had an interesting game.

That's one way of putting it...

  He dominated the defensive end

Quote:
>  in the first half and played strong offensively (when he appeared to want
>  the ball).

Which wasn't all that often. He really looked to be sitting back and
waiting for somebody else to make some offense _for_ him, rather than
demanding the ball to get his own game going. But this is an old debate,
so I'll let it go.

  In the second half, he still played very solid defense on

Quote:
>  Corliss (except that time that Corliss hooked him and left him flat footed),
>  but Corliss simply wasn't going to miss (and he _WAS_ challenged).

I was _not_ impressed. Corliss pushed him all over the place. Wallace
can't expect to just sit back and let Williamson set up wherever he wants
to, and then rely on his shot-blocking to bail him out. Arkansas didn't get
where they are by having a center (or PF, whatever you want to call him)
who can be stopped when he gets the ball six feet out.

(This may have been karmic backlash from the way Georgetown played him,
but whatever)

  UNC was

Quote:
>  unable to get the ball to Rasheed in the second half, due to the collapsed
>  defense played by Corliss and Dwight Stewart.  Sure hope this wasn't his
>  last game, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't...

Again, he didn't seem to _want_ the ball. He looked like he was waiting
for someone to create for him, and it just wasn't happening. UNC, for
whatever reason, was sitting outside and chucking up jumpers.

On the whole, not the game I wanted to see. It was a nice run by Carolina
to get to the Final Four, but this game was not at all good.

Congrats to Arkansas, and to UCLA. Should be an interesting game, if only
from an academic perspective.

Later,
OilCan

 
 
 

Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Jazzy » Tue, 04 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>Arkansas
>                         FG     3P     FT     Rebounds
>Player             Min   M-A    M-A    M-A   Off-Tot Ast PF St TO Blk Pts
>Dillard              6   0-5    0-4    0-0     0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0
                                 ^^^
>Stewart             24   6-10   3-7    0-2     3   8   3  2  2  2   0  15
 ^^^^^^^
>* I know the stats are wrong for Arkansas, because I'm pretty danred sure
>  (well, at least 55' sure) that Dwight didn't go 0-for-4 from the arc...

        No, they're right.  Al(ex) Dillard went 0-4 from the arc.  Dwight
        Stewart (The Dawg) was 3-7 (including the 55' one).

        Jazzy J
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Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Mike Smith P1 » Wed, 05 Apr 1995 04:00:00

The game was fixed!

Careful review of the videotape reveals that Carolina played the second half
with only 4 players - Rasheed wasn't even on the floor! <- INDISPUTABLE FACT

The refs must have been paid off! The SEC has them in their pockets!
Eddie Sutton was set up! <- I am not making this up

Look during the mysterious 12 seconds the clock stopped <- ABSOLUTE TRUTH
Rasheed was negotiating with agents behind the UNC bench <- captured on tape
during the whole 15 seconds. After he inbounds the ball, he goes back to his
shoe eal. The clock keeper doesn't start the clock for 20 seconds <- UNDENIABLE
because he's counting his payoff under the table <- look at the tape

Meanwhile they only put 4 seconds back on the clock even though I can count to
one thousand and seven during the video replay, INCLUDING the "mississippi's".
Further proof that Deano owns the refs, <- INCONSISTENT BUT PROVEN FACT
even though he can't get his own players out on the floor!

Hey, it's on the tape!

mps

 
 
 

Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Tim Dransfiel » Wed, 05 Apr 1995 04:00:00

Someone said:
        [Dante] picked the wrong game for his shot to go south...
  He also picked the wrong time to pick up his one foul.  What the hell
was he thinking?!?!?!  I don't care what he thought Dean was yelling --
use your brain!  I'd risk being benched, rather than fouling with 16 on
the shot clock, only down one.

And also said:
        [Rasheed] didn't seem to want the ball
  He didn't post up the whole 2nd half.  It's embarrassing enough that he
tried to play shot blocker against Corliss, but you would think, with his
mentality, that he could at least play on the offensive end!!  I simply
cannot believe his complete and total apathy in the 2nd half.  If that's
his attitude in the big game, I hope he does go pro.  

Tim Dransfield

        Though here at journey's end I lie
           in darkness buried deep,
        beyond all towers strong and high,
           beyond all mountains steep,
        above all shadows rides the Sun
           and Stars for ever dwell:
        I will not say the Day is done,
           nor bid the Stars farewell.
                        J.R.R. Tolkien


Don't ask me why

 
 
 

Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Mike Dunnag » Fri, 07 Apr 1995 04:00:00

: I take the theory that Stewart's half court shot bothered Carolina
: a great deal as very hard to believe, given the experience of
: Capel's shot earlier in the year and the fact Carolina bounced out
: to a 7 point lead early in the second half on three straight
: baskets.  What it did do was help Arkansas regain their focus, I
: think. And 3 points is 3 points. But Stackhouse, Williams, and
: especially Dean Smith are too tough to be unduly bothered by one
: fluke shot (at least while the game was still going on.)

The first shot of the second half was a scotty thurmond three.  That cut
the lead to 1.

--
Mike Dunnagan

 
 
 

Arkansas 75, North Carolina 68

Post by Charles Boa » Sat, 08 Apr 1995 04:00:00


|>
|> : I take the theory that Stewart's half court shot bothered Carolina
|> : a great deal as very hard to believe, given the experience of
|> : Capel's shot earlier in the year and the fact Carolina bounced out
|> : to a 7 point lead early in the second half on three straight
|> : baskets.  What it did do was help Arkansas regain their focus, I
|> : think. And 3 points is 3 points. But Stackhouse, Williams, and
|> : especially Dean Smith are too tough to be unduly bothered by one
|> : fluke shot (at least while the game was still going on.)
|>
|> The first shot of the second half was a scotty thurmond three.  That cut
|> the lead to 1.

Actually it was a Cory Beck three. And UNC did respond with a 7-2 run to
get the 7 pt. lead (46-39) that Thad mentioned. They then went on the
1-basket-in-15-and-ahalf-minutes "run" that killed them.....