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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2B February Big Buck banquet Left The Texas Angler Keith Warren addresses a crowd of about 250 Saturday night at the Comal County Fairgrounds where awards were presented for the 1999 2000 Comal County Big Buck Contest Right Clinton Moeller right won the Kids Hill Country Division David Graham of Comal Taxidermy left presents the award Sponsors for the contest were the HeraldZeitung Granzins Meat Market Docs Guns Schwabs Sausage Haus Comal Taxidermy and The Hunting Camp K JESSIE Big 12 has five teams in latest AP hoops poll BY STEVE BRISENDINE Associated Press Writer Every year during the preseason college basket ball coaches like to talk about how tough their respective conferences are This year the Big 12 coaches just might be right Headed into February the conference has five teams in The Associated Press Top 25 The latest rankings released Monday have those five teams in a tight grouping Oklahoma State at No 13 Kansas at No 15 Texas at No 16 Oklahoma at No 18 and Iowa State jumping into the poll at No 20 after beating Kansas 7466 on Saturday Some coaches thought Missouri eighth on the others receiving votes list should also have been ranked I think we ought to have six teams in the Baylors Dave Bliss said Monday during the coach es weekly conference call I think most of the coaches will feel that way This is just a banner year for our said Bliss whose team picked up its first Big 12 victory last week against Texas Tech Right now its too tough for us sometimes but it speaks volumes about the power in this Its also a welcome change from last year when the Big 12 struggled for respect in the polls We talked about not being a great league a year ago but weve grown Texas coach Rick Barnes said Theres no league in the country that can expect more teams in the NCAA tournament than the Big Barnes even gives Colorado the team his Longhorns beat 7565 on Saturday a shot at making the tournament I was really impressed with Colorado the other he said Theyve just had an unbelievably brutal SPORTS BRIEFS Mavs still waiting on Rodman DALLAS AP The Dallas Mavericks would probably have a better chance of getting an answer out of Dennis Rodman if they were inviting him to a party Tuesday night rather than asking him to play in a game As of Monday afternoon the Mavericks were still waiting to hear whether Rodman was ready to return to the NBA or if he planned to continue celebrating being Dennis Rodman Neither Rodmans agent Steve Chasman nor his publicist imme diately returned phone calls to The Associated Press The king of selfpromotion put his hometown team on hold this past week so he could join his friends the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Super Bowl parties in Atlanta Super Bowl scores with rating NEW YORK AP Small markets dont hurt Super Bowl ratings especially when the game goes down to the final play St Louis stirring 2316 victory over Tennessee on Sunday night drew a rating and a 62 share on ABC up 7 percent from last year That makes it the 19thhigh est rated among the 34 Super Bowls Last years game Denvers 34 19 win over Atlanta received a rating and 61 share the low est rating since the 1990 game registered a rating ABC estimated people watched the game mak ing it the fifth mostwatched tele cast in history trailing four other Super Bowls Last years game broadcast by Fox was watched by million OSUsCrowBigl2 player of week DALLAS AP Oklahoma State senior guard Jennifer Crow was named Monday as the Big 12 Conference womens basket ball player of the week by a media panel Crow averaged points rebounds and assists with one block and four steals in Oklahoma States two games last week She scored a careerhigh 34 points in a 7572 win over Colorado including 11 during a 21 0 run that put the Cowgirls ahead She also had 10 rebounds and eight assists Crow is just five rebounds from becoming the third player in school history to record points 500 rebounds 250 assists and 150 steals in a career She will be the first player to post points 500 rebounds 250 assists and 150 steals MONDAY SCORES TOP 25 POLL COLLEGE BASKETBALL No 4 Syracuse 63 St Johns 57 SYRACUSE AP The streak lives Jason Hart hit a clutch 3point er to forge a late tie then set up Damone Brown for a threepoint play as No 4 Syracuse rallied past St Johns 6357 Monday night to remain unbeaten Hart plagued by foul trouble came off the bench with left to spark the Orangemen to their 18th straight victory and keep them the only undefeated team in Division I It seemed like St Johns would end the winning streak when Anthony Glover converted a threepoint play to put the Red Storm up 5449 with left They doubleteamed Syracuse center Etan Thomas all night But Syracuse which went near ly eight minutes in the second half without a basket came back behind Hart who had four fouls as St Johns fizzled down the stretch for a third time in four games EAST Albany 77 Yale 69 OT Cent Connecticut St 76 Monmouth 58 Fairleigh Dickinson 60 Quinnipiac 49 Hartford 75 Harvard 48 Long Island U 78 Sacred Heart 74 OT Navy 80 William Mary 72 Penn 68 St Josephs 65 Siena 90 Niagara 69 St Francis NY 93 Wagner 90 St Francis Pa 84 Mount St Marys Md 66 Syracuse 63 St Johns 57 UMBC 58 Robert Morris 54 SOUTH Appalachian St 77 Davidson 72 Chattanooga 70 Coll of Charleston 68 Coppin St 76 N Carolina East Carolina 62 American U 59 Georgia Southern 69 VM1 67 Georgia St 68 Mercer 53 Jacksonville 75 Florida Atlantic 60 Shore 94 Howard 81 South Alabama 66 Fla International 62 Southern Miss 61 Centenary 46 Southern U 79 Jackson St 72 Stetson 75 Cent Florida 61 Troy St 69 Campbell 64 UNCGreensboro 79 Furman 69 Wofford 81 The Citadel 68 MIDWEST No major team scores reported from the MIDWEST Womens Basketball EAST Loyola Md 75 Rider 62 Yale 58 Navy 50 SOUTH Chattanooga 92 Appalachian St 72 Clemson 72 Georgia Tech 43 Coppin St 63 N Carolina Furman 78 Coll of Charleston 53 George Mason 83 Richmond 72 Georgia Southern 97 Wofford 57 Grambling St 83 Alcorn St 77 Hampton 84 Florida 85 Jackson St 29 Southern U 27 Louisiana Tech 90 Denver 45 Morgan St 84 S Carolina St 59 State 86 Wake Forest 56 Norfolk St 67 Bethune Cookman 63 MIDWEST E Michigan 81 Ball St 68 Ohio 94 Marshall 69 NBA Heat 104 Pistons 82 MIAMI AP With their 11 week stay in first place at stake the Miami Heat responded by routing the slumping Detroit Pistons 10482 Monday night Jamal Mashburn had 23 points eight rebounds and six assists to lead the Heat whose starters enjoyed a short night Miami shot 56 percent The Heat took a halfgame lead over the New York Knicks Detroits Grant Hill sat out with a bruised hip that has forced him to miss three games His status remains daytoday Miamis Alonzo Mourning scored 20 points reaching the milestone for the 10th consecu tive game to break the team record he shared with Glen Rice Jerry Stackhouse had 17 points for Detroit but only seven after the first quarter He sliced through the Miami defense for four dunks to help give Detroit a 2016 lead before the Heat went ahead to stay early in the second period NHL Mighty Ducks 4 Bruins 2 BOSTON Selanne and Paul Kariya each scored two goals the fifth straight game theyve both scored as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Boston Bruins 42 on Monday night Selanne and Kariya who also had two assists each are the first teammates to score in five con secutive games since Eric Lindros and Josef Beranek of Philadelphia in October 1993 On Saturday night Kariya had two goals and an assist and Selanne added a goal as the Mighty Ducks beat Pittsburgh 7 1 to snap a threegame winless streak Joe Thornton and Anson Carter scored for Boston Anaheim broke a 11 tie on Selannes powerplay goal into the opening period Kariya fired a perfectly placed crossice pass from the right wing to Selanne who onetimed a shot past Byron Dafoe from the bot tom of the left circle Jackson Lakers Sunday performance embarrassing HOUSTON AP Regardless of the out come Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson Wasnt going to be happy Cuttino Mobley hit a 3pointer with 19 sec onds left and Kelvin Cato led a late charge in the fourth quarter including a block on a shot by Shaquille ONeal as the Houston Rockets beat the Lakers 8983 Sunday That was an embarrassing performance by our basketball Jackson said I was sur prised that we didnt perform better than that on national TV I was very disappointed As bad as we played even if we would have won it would have been ONeal led the Lakers with 27 points and 19 rebounds but he couldnt pull his team through in the closing minutes We didnt shoot the ball or defend very ONeal said At the end we missed a lot of shots We would get the ball inside and Id missed a couple of chippies or wed go out side and just miss the With the score tied 7979 with to play Cato blocked a shot by ONeal Cato timed that shot pretty ONeal said Hes known for blocking shots and he did it The Top Twenty Five teams in the college basketball poll with firstplace votes in parentheses records through Jan 30 total points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking Record Pts Pvs 1 Cincinnati 29 201 773 1 2 Stanford 1 171 742 2 3 Duke 162 705 3 4 Syracuse 1 170 694 5 174 569 4 6 Michigan State 155 566 8 7 Connecticut 154 539 6 8 Ohio State 143 531 10 9 Tennessee 182 514 13 10 Auburn 173 489 7 11 Indiana 153 465 12 12 Florida 154 436 9 13 Texas 145 366 14 162 359 16 15 Kansas 164 355 11 17 Kentucky tie Oklahoma 19 Utah 20 Temple 21 Maryland 22 State 23 Vanderbilt 24 Iowa State 25 LSU 202 155 163 163 144 146 144 134 183 163 317 15 284 18 284 17 224 19 182 24 98 21 87 25 78 22 76 49 Also receiving votes UCLA 47 Dayton 45 Southern California 38 St Johns 34 Gonzaga 21 DePaul 16 Oregon 14 Purdue 13 Seton Hall 12 Illinois 9 Kent 6 North Carolina 5 St Bonaventure 5 Southeast Missouri St 5 Virginia 4 Bowling Green 3 Indiana State 3 Pepperdine 3 Louisville 2 Notre Dame 2 Tulane 2 Appalachian State 1 Long Beach State 1 LouisianaLafayette 1 Saint Louis 1 Trail Blazers put stop on Duncan Robinson PORTLAND Ore AP For two years the Portland Trail Blazers have known the secret to beating the San Antonio Spurs is to stop Tim Duncan and David Robinson Now the Blazers are finally putting the strategy into action We know where their bread and butter is Its those two guys in the Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy said after Portland shut down the Spurs big men in an 81 67 victory Saturday Theyre vir tually impossible oneonone to guard We battled them and kept them from getting great lowpost Duncan who scored a season low nine points in Portlands 105 95 victory in San Antonio on Jan 19 got into early foul trouble and finished with 12 points They got me out of my Duncan said They did a great job doubleteaming me They do a great job of being all over the place You rarely get an open look at the Steve Smith scored 15 points Scottie Pippen had 14 and Rasheed Wallace had 11 in a typi cally balanced scoring attack for the Blazers who have won five straight and nine of 11 Portland is 20 against the Spurs this season and appears on the way to figuring out the world champi ons who swept the Blazers in the Western Conference finals last season Aveiy Johnson had 15 points and Robinson had 12 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Spurs who shot just 36 percent and were Ofor9 from 3point range All of our big guys were key to holding down Duncan and Wallace said That was a complete defensive effort to shut them down and their outside guys were
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