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By Rodman P. Botkins
KcG Editor

Draped in black, en ine No. 33 lead the funeral
procession yesterday 0 Charles “Chuck” Williams,
Jr. Williams, 29, is the second Lexington firefighter
to die in the line of duty in 200 years.

As the funeral procession passed in front Adminis-
tration lawn and proceeded through North Campus
many students and faculty stopped to watch the
somber procession. The hour-long procession closed
South Limestone as it proceeded to Lexington

The crowd, which gathered in front of the Urban
County Government Center, stood silent as the pro-
cession passed slowly. Only the hum of the engines
and the crackles of two-way radios could be heard.
Some of the firefighters on board the trucks wiped
away tears.

“It's just really tragic ," said Cheryl Anderson,
an attorney who watched the procession. “My broth-
er in law is a fireman —— he’s an arson investigator ——
so it kind ofhits home."

Downtown, people lined each side ofMain Street
from Rose Street to the cemetery.

Many in the crowd wore red ribbons, in remem-
brance of “'illiams. A large crowd was athered in
front of Ben Synder Block where flags ifew at half—

Williams died Monday fighting a house fire at 500
Addison Ave., when the floor collapsed underneath
him as he entered the house. Another firefighter
injured in the blaze, Gerald Ray, 31, was taken to UK
Hospital’s burn unit where he is in serious but stable

The cause of the fire remains undetermined, but
investigators have not ruled out arson. Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms agents are assisting in the

Firefighters from five states and dozens of Ken-
tucky counties participated in the procession, which
began at the 2,300 seat Southland Christian Church
in Jessamine County.

Many people took a break from work to pay their
respects by watching the procession.

“I think it’s kind of sad. But it’s a nice way to
honor somebody,” said Lisa Guy, 3 mail clerk at
PNC Bank, of the rocession.

Police officers filocked intersections along Main
Street to allow the procession to pass.

“It’s a sad occasion, but we’ve about made a spec-
tacle of it, too,” said Joe Mueller, a self-employed
business owner and Lexin on resident.

A gigantic bouquet of owers and a poster extend-
ed the sympathies of Leland Hollis. Hollis is the
owner of Fine Impressions, a shop located in the
mall. Hollis presented the bouquet to two Lexington






[I81 RESPECT: (Top) Interior dciign junior Michael
Ledford .rtopped to watch the filneral procession a: it
pasted the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Limestone
Street. (Above and right) The procession parted between
Petmon Service building and administration lawn
where a crowd gathered to watch it yesterday afiernoon.


“I in really sorry for the family. I realize that he
would give his life for me, and it’s the least I can do
for him,” Hollis said.

At the cemete , Williams was honored with bag-
pipes, a 21 gun-s ute and taps.

Williams was buried in the lot meant for his
father, a retired firefighter.

Infitrmation for this not)! war also gathered by the Associated








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m No public gricl
alter leader's death

lilil‘llNC ~~ Young entrepreneurs htistlt'd t.,
work .iiid old men practiced tai chi on side streets
(lonli’onting a new world yesterday \\'llllHlll l)t‘ll:‘
Xiaoping, Chinese gave silent testiinoni io lll‘» . all
for them to get rich.

Beijingers gathered in little gioups .lllllllul
portable radios, listening to broadcasts hailing
Deng as a patriot and mourning (:hina's loss.
Newspapers, delivered hours late lit‘tnllst' front
pages were held until early morning. were postcd
on boards, attracting crowds who pored chr thc
black—framed eulogit-s.

But China did not grind to a halt. The two
stock markets that Deng alloucd to open still
traded, albeit shaken by the passing of their iiiosi
important Supporter.

People expressed sadness and shock. but lllk lL'
were no forced public displays of grief like llltt‘t'
alter the death of Mao 'l‘stntung in 1976. Deny
dclibcr'atcly avoided the cult of personality tli it.
marked Mao‘s rule.

m Released convict relapses

T.\.\ll’:\, lila. «A :\ neighbor walkcd ll\'t'l to
Lawrence Singleton's door and saw prcttt much
what (labifornians feared ll) years ago when ihz-y
drove Singleton out of tow ii: There was Single
ton, his face and chest coiered with blood. .i naki'ti
woiiiaii dead on the living room floor.

Singleton. 6‘). was arrested on murder chargts
\Vediicsday, a decade alter being released from a
(Ialilornia prison for raping a tcciiaigc lillk llllliu. r
and hacking hcr forearms off with an axe

Back In California, people responded with a
collective Liold—yoiuso. ln l'lorida. Hillt'ljls said
they were angry that Singleton was out on ihi ll
streets but said tbt rc was lllllt' they could l‘.“»c
done to monitor llllll.

“It's a sad commentary on our criminal lll\ll\‘t'
system that a person of this lli’rlill'lt'lV \. hir i.
committed a (‘rllllt‘ this llt'lllti‘iis is out on 'I
streets," sheriff‘s Lt. l).i\ id ( icc s iid

Singleton had registrant .2. i liloii who» l't'
moved to Tampa iii Who and hid lli't‘ll liar . . ‘
three times on shoplilting 'll.ll':.{t\ Hut kt: l“""-.'»
watch over him would have been dillituli. (Ni


Surgeons take tumor lrom lilm legend

l.()S :\.\'(il‘il.l§S ~~ A brain tumor
removed from behind the left ear of l’.li/‘.il>etli
’l‘aylor yesterday in a three—hour operation.

“literythiiig went as planned," Cedars-Sinai
Medical Center spokesman Ron \Vise sziid.

The Hollywood legend, who turns 6i next
week, was taken to the operating room about S H
am. and surgery began about an hour later. It was
completed shortly after noon.

.-\ neurosurgeon who successfully treated
(icorge Burns was leading the team ofdoctors in
reiiioving the growth in the lining oftlie lelt pari<
etal lobe. The area is over and be ind the left ear.

The Oscar-Winning actress (“liiittcrficld S" in
1960 and “\Vho’s Afraid of Virginia “poll?" in
1966) learned of the tumor after an MRI brain
scan during an annual physical exam on Feb. 3,
publicist Maria l’ignataro said.

Dr. Martin Cooper, the hospital's clinical chief
of neurosurgery, led the surgical team using a
computerized robe for a .i—tlimcnsional view of
the growth, w ich Miss 'l‘aylor's spokeswomen
have described as benign.

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“0th pool ("0880 to many

llll, ll of l team
up on research

in the nation for endowments, out
of 460 institutions reporting, with
$136 million. U of L ranked
107th with $253 million. These
figures were published in the Feb.
16, 1996 edition of the Chronicle
of Higher Education. Berea Col-
lege beat all Kentucky universities
with $390 million, which accounts
for its entire budget.

As far as UK’s role in the

By Mal Hanan

Feature: Editor

The state’s urban university
and the state’s land grant institu-
tion may soon collaborate on
another professional degree pro-

After announcing a dual doc-
torate program in social work
between the University of
Louisville and UK, the first ofits
kind in the country, word has cir-
culated that the same may occur
for an applied mathematics doc~

Officials from both universities
did not give any specific informa-
tion as to what classes will be

UK mathematics professor
James Wells said several meetings
took place between the two uni-
versities where est speakers
were called in. Be re Christmas,
between 45 and 50 from each
school met in the Classroom
Building, and a couple of weeks

ago at the U of L Shelby Campus
to “talk about math,” Wells said.

John Neuberger, a professor
from North Texas State Universi—
ty as well as a research scientist
from IBM spoke at the meetings,
Wells said. He did not indicate if
the applied math doctorate was

“This is ,a very preliminary
exploration,” Wells said. “It may
develop into something, then
again it may not. It depends on
the administration and what .type
of (financial) support is available.”

Another joint program
between the schools at the gradu-
ate level gives strong indication of
more cooperative learning in the

In January, U of L president
John Shumsker proposed the
“Challenge for Excellence" plan
to its Board of Trustees. The plan
calls for U of L to increase its doc-
toral graduates, federal support,
professorshi and endowment.

As of 193;, UK ranked 145th



“Challenge for Excellence” plan,
U of L Provost Wallace Mann
said, “It is our intention to involve
UK primaril at the levels of
research and octoral education.”

Mann said he and Shumaker
will meet with UK President
Charles Wethington and Lexing-
ton Campus Chancellor Elizabeth
Chancellor “to explore new direc-
tions to meet the challenges for
the two research universities in
the Commonwealth."

Wethington said no meetings
have been scheduled.

“The University of Kentucky
continues to promote the very
highest standards in graduate edu-
cation and in multi-disciplinary
and inter-campus efforts,” said
Fitzgerald Bramwell, vice presi-
dent for research and graduate

“We will continue to examine
new and productive ways to pro-
mote graduate pro ams for the
benefit of our stu cnts, faculty,
staff md‘he Commonwealth.



By James Ritchie
Smior Staff Writer

Getting basketball season tickets is next to
impossible for faculty, staff and the general public,
students can forget it.

Season tickets ‘have been sold out ever since
Rupp Arena opened in 1977, said Associate Athlet-
ics Director Kathy DeBoer. And the owners aren't
giving them up.

About the only time the tickets become available
is when someone dies. Upon a ticket holder's death,
the University’s policy allows the ticket to be trans—
ferred to a spouse or a child.

But the ticket can be transferred only once.
When the second—hand ticket holder dies, the ticket
goes back into the pool.

Four or five sets of tickets — they are always sold
in airs — are distributed each year through the
tic et office by lottery. About 75 percent of the
tickets, which cost $205 each, are sold to faculty and
staff, ticket manager Barbara Donnelly said. Mem-
bers of the general public can buy the remaining

Many more members of the general ublic than
facul and staff members currently ho d a pair of
the 6, season tickets, Donnely said.

People who contribute money to the athletics
alignment can get season tickets through the Blue

'te Fund, Senior Associate Athletics Director
Larry Ivy said. A donation of $l25 to $500 and up
uts a person on the waiting list to buy a pair of the
,200 tickets distributed throu h the fund. But like
the rest of the seasonal seats, t ese are not for sale
often. -

Someone who makes a large contribution will
get tickets faster, lvy said.

7 The athletics department is self-supporting, so
donations are crucial.

“You have to put some priority on it," he said.

Delioer, who is in charge of the Blue \Vhite
Fund, said donations are the primary means of
funding for student-athlete scholarships, which
total 33.5 million a year. But while people with
deep pockets might move to the front of the line,
they still have to wait for tickets to become avail—

“Somebody could walk in ri ht now with
$100,000 and I don‘t have any ticliets for them,"
DcBoer said.

Student tickets are never sold on a seasonal basis,
said Student Affairs Officer Rodney Stiles.

Seats in the student section are sold five times a
year by random drawing for blocks of two or three

This is to ensure that everyone has a chance to
get a good seat, Stiles said. Because the quality of
seats varies, a student who had bad seats for a few
games might get good tickets the next time he or

she buys. .
Com tition for football season tickets isn't
quite as n as for basketball.

While the seats allocated to the Blue-White
Fund have been sold out for years, more seats are
coming open because people choose not to renew
their tickets (a practice unheard of among basket-
ball season ticket holders).

Barbara Donnely, the ticket manager, said the
ticket office has football season tickets available, so
a random drawing is not necessary.



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CUIINIING SUCCESS Led by vocalist Adam Duritz, Counting Crow: along with 19-year—old Fianna Apple, put on an excellent show Wednesday night in
Louisville. .-lppleflznr who mused this rho'w can see her at Bagart’: in mideApril.


Bay—area quintet give

Louisville audience

sobering experience
By Mat Herron

Features Editor

Her voice was water.

White light washed over her thin torso;
black satin hip—buggers and wine-colored tank-
top hid the rest of her.

For thc men and women who attended the
show \Vednesday night, 19-year—old Fiona
Apple was the sickest sex object with a propen-
sity for desperately poetic songs about failed
flings with equally desperate boys.

Musically she blends the sany voice ofTori
Amos and the swing of Billie Holiday —- a style
that complements the Palace, Louisville’s ethe-
rcal, aesthetically pleasing venue. Reeling off
the radio—friendly “Shadowboxer,” plus other

too-smart-for~MTV tunes, from Tidal, Apple
almost stood the audience on its ear with her
seductive melodies. Almost.

Inconsiderate winos wouldn’t quit heckling
for the evening's headliner, Counting Crows.

Not to say the birds didn’t deliver.

Adam Duritz, the jester of the quintet,
flailed, whipped dreadlocks, and Jesus Christ-
posed beneath the bright shooting star emblem
from their sophomore effort, Recovering the
Satelliter. Organist Charles Gillingham dressed
in the sleazeball “I’ll-make—you—a-star" leather
jacket, bassist Matt Malley maintained a luke—
warm intensity all night, save for a hair flip and
rearrangement of the specs.

Ben Mize donned a silver skin-tight shirt,
that made his percussion movements robotic,
and a faulty drum technician screwed the blast
of the crash cymbal volume to a floundering

Axe-handlers David Bryson and Dan Vick—
rey mugged and swooned the crowd with dis-
sonant harmonies and swirling feedback, main-
stays of the Crows’ quasi—’705 sound.

The ease and crash of the title track gave
way to a two-hour journey into the wrongs of
society, emotional hurt and living life on the
outside ofcvcrything.

Old faves featured new improvisation, main—
ly by Duritz, who is to date the only artist who
can incorporate “archipelago" into a tune and
make it work.

“Round Here,” the lcadmff to 1993’s Augurt
and Everything After, chucked the standard
five—minute running time for an cxtcndcd,
heart wrenching lyrical plea, while “Mr.
Jones," the Crows’ first single, traded four—four
rock for a mellow acoustic approach.

“A Long December," the recent video With
“Friends” star (Iourtncy (on, shined in the
encore, but “Catapult," the chilling opener
from Satellites, swelled until fans doubled over
in awe at the ending as l)uritz crooncd “l
wanna be the last thing that you hear when
you’re falling asleep" behind a squealing guitar.

A sobcr “\N’alkaways," the last track on the
new album too good to be only a minute long,
left the audience, well, recovering.


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Salt spices up new album;
Sick tor metalheads only

Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You
Outpost Recordings
* ‘k * it (out offive)
By Rusty Manseau
Senior Stafl'Critic

The year was 1994 and
“Soother,” a son about unsink—
able wrath, blaredg on radios across
the country. “Secther” came from
Veruca Salt’s debut album, Ameri-
can Thighi‘, one of the best pieces
of music out there.

On American Thighs, Veruca
Salt combined its unique lyrics
and catchy tunes to brand a style
of their own. Veruca Salt’s music
is unique as an alternative band ~—
unlikc, for instance, Silverchair who
continue to try to pass as Nirvana.

Led by female vocalists Nina
Gordon and Louise Post, Veruca
released its second and long await-
cd album, Eight Army to Hold You
on February 11.

With this new offering, Veruca
expanded on its musical style dis—
played in their debut album and
carried it further. The song
“FLarthcrosser” offers a cool base-
line mixed with awesome lyrics
such as, “Bedroom eyes lead to
blurry vision and the ringing in
my cars from playing to loud...”

The first song on the album,
“Straight,” was another cool tune.
“Is this the weekend, is that your
girlfriend, she’s green and inno-
cent, you smoke hcr like she’s
incense...” Again, Veruca incor 0-
rated its musical talents wit a
hard—hitting chorus that keeps the
song in your head for days, “Stay
strai ht for me..."

T e band’s current single is
called “Volcano Girls,” a song that
supposedly serves as a sequel to
their hit “Seether.” Thm‘igh this
song continues to expose eruca’s
talents, it also ex oses some of its
weaknesses. In t is case, toward
the end of the son , the music
changes to that of“ eether," and
the lyrics say, “I told on about the
seether before, you ow the one
that’s neither or nor, well here’s
another clue if you please, the
seether‘s Louise. A section that
shows the occasionally weak,
corny lyrics.

Other flaws exist, such as one in
the song “Straight.” After sin 'ng
“You smoke her like 5 e’s
incense,” vocalist Post loses her
timing going into the next lyric,


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8A“ SHAKER The twofour-memher hand: Sick ofIt All (right) and Veruca Salt (lefi) continued in the vein of pre—

viow effort: on the group ’3‘ new album.

“You smile, you smile..."

But other than that, as one song
says, “it’s so awesome.” Ei ht Arm:
to Hold You is a must- ave for
alternative fans.

Veruca Salt may have the habit
of taking ideas from other bands
(who doesn’t these days), but it

uts out music that aren’t simple
glirvana and Pearl Jam regurgita-
tions. Yes, there are alternative
hands out there that aren’t cre-
ative distortions of Kurt Cobain.

One last interesting item to
note about Veruca Salt -— drum-
merJim Shapiro has left the Veru-
ca to start his own band. The for-
mer drummer for Letters to Cleo,
Stacyjones, takes his place.

Sick Of It All
Built To Last
By Jeremy Rogers
Staff Critic

To the group’s fans (yes, they
do have some), the name of the
band Sick of It All is a perfect
moniker for describing its Gener-
ation X image. To me, the band
name is a perfect description of
how I felt after the first couple
songs on the hardcore foursome’s
latest album entitled Built to Lart.

I’ve never been a fan of hard-
core. I guess I just can’t identify
with the aggressive angst that is

the driving force behind this genre
of popular music. The erratic
power chords, thunderous rim
shots, constantly crashing cymbals
and abrasive screaming bore me.
As far as I have come to under-
stand, “hardcore” is just a
euphemism for screaming vocal
lines instead ofsinging them.

This being the case, Built to
Last is the epitome of hardcore.
Sick of It All vocalist Lou Kollcr
doesn't sing a single note on the
whole album. Instead he fero-
ciously shouts the desperate and
angst—ridden lyrics of the typical
hardcore songs. Guitarist Pete
Koller and bassist Craig Setari
play Sick of It All’s traditional fast-
paccd chord progressions with
their instruments running through
thick distortion.

Its four part a cappella chant
beginning laces “Us vs. Them”
among Bui t to Lam’s most memo-
rable and creative songs. The
chant also marks the closest Sick
of It All comes to actually sin 'ng.
The lyrics of “Laughingstock are
as bitin ly clever and poetic as I’ve
heard, gut “Jungle” wins my vote
as the most interesting song.

“Jungle” starts out with a two-
part rhythm played b Sick of It
All drummer, Arman Majidi and
guest artist George Correia. After
three minutes the song ends, and a
faint voice announces “Well,
that's all.” Another voice answers

“Ah, for cryin’ out loud." Silence
fills the next three minutes, and
then another voice says, “Oh come
on, hurry up you old hag.” After
another minute of silence, Sick of
It All plays another song.
Althou h its music sounds more
or less like the rest of the songs on
the CD, the way it was included
ala Nirvana’s Never-mind and
spiced up with quirky dialogue
make it entertaining. ..

Add that to the vocalist’s
resemblance to Clarence “Frog-
man” Henry, and the bonus track
becomes quite funny. For tlrbse
who do enjoy modern hardcore,

unkish music, Sick of It All might
lie ri ht up your alley.

T ey have been playing togeth-
er for a decade and ave toured
with such big names as the Beastic
Boys, the Mighty Mighty Ms-
stones, Helmet and Radfltl.
Although Sick of It All has 9n
limited success with its hand pf
previous albums, it has played-go
enthusiastic crowds in J H ,
Spain, Australia, Brazil and El-
many as well as the United Star“.

I must admit that I have n‘Mr
listened to any of Sick of It ”’9
previous albums, and seeing p5

ow they claim Built to Last ”if
best yet, I have no desire to.- t
for those anguished souls 3‘0
enjoy this unique brand of mil-oic,
this might be the album mat
boosts them to hardcore fameJL"



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Commodores oimm
at tournament [7671

By Chris Easterling
Sports Editor

Third-ranked UK travels into one of the Southeastern Conference’s
toughest venues -— Vanderbilt's Memorial Gymnasium — to battle the
Commodores tomorrow afternoon at 3.

It is the second of a three-game road swing for the Wildcats, who
won at Alabama on Wednesday. They face Tennessee in Knoxville on
Tuesday night at 9:30.

Vanderbilt enters the game in third place in the SEC with a l7-8
record overall, 85 in the conference after defeating Georgia 86-80 on
\Vednesday night in Athens. The Commodores are in the midst of a six-
game win streak, dating back to a one‘point loss to SEC—leading South
Carolina in Nashville, Tenn., onjan. 29.

The win over the Bulldogs puts Vanderbilt in a position for the
team’s first NCAA Tournament berth since the I993 SEC Champi-
onship team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Vandy did have a National
Invitational Tournament berth in I994.

The ’Dores recent run can be credited to a loss back in late January,
Coachjan van Brenda Kolff said.

“We were in a situation where we had lost to Mississippi State down
there and we came back home at 3—4 (in the SEC) and had four of our
next five games at home,” said van Brenda Kolff. “We felt like we had to
start to make a run then.

“Unfortunately, we loss to South Carolina by one point in the last 10
seconds. That ame could have ended our season or at least our tourna—
ment chances, he said. “(But) to our team’s credit, we came back for
practice (that next day) and we’re determined to go down to Florida and
win that game, and we’ve been playing with a lot of passion and togeth—

Tomorrow will be the second meeting of the season between the

UK beat Vanderbilt 58—46 at River-
front Coliseum in Cincinnati.

Ron Mercer had one of his most
balanced games as a Wildcat, scor-
in IS while rabbing nine
re ounds and disfiing out three

“When we went up there. we
weren’t as aggressive offensively as
we are now, van Brenda Kolff said.
“We’re really executing our plays,
we‘ve done a real good job of push—
ing the ball up the court and getting
points off the transition."

Since then Mercer has been on a
tear, averaging 18.3 points and 5.6

”is play has caught the eye of
Coach Rick Pitino, who said on
Tuesday that he expected Alerter to
become the third player that has left
the UK program early for the NBA
Draft after this season. Antoine
Walker left after his sophomore
year last season and Jamal Mash-
burn left after his junior year in

Both are currently starring for
their teams — “’alker with Boston
while Mashburn was just traded last
Friday to the Miami I leat.

Mercer was clutch in the (lats‘
75—61 win over Alabama on
Wednesday. hitting two key threc~
pointers down the stretch to hold
offa late run by the Crimson Tide.


Kentucky at Ilanrlorbilt

'Ibmorrow, 3 p.771.
.Memorial Gymnasium,
ersbville, Tenn.

Kentucky (25-3, 11-2)

National ranting: No. 3

Probabla Starters: Pta: Rob:
F Ron Mercer 17.9 5.3
F Scott Padgett 9.3 5.4
C Jamaal Macloire 5.7 4.9
G Allen Edwards 10 1 3.9
G Anthony Eons 8.0 '4]

Ramos: C Nazr Mohamed. 8.7 one: F
Jared Prickett. 7.6 poo. 6 Wayne Turner. 4.9; 6
Cameron Mills 3.7; G Steve Masielio. 1.0.

Vanderbilt (17-8, 8—5)

National ranking: None
Probable Starters: Pta: Rob:
F Pax Whitemad 15.6 ' 6.3
F Billy DiSpaltro 12.2 6.0
C Austin Bates 12.1 4 2
G Reward Pride 2.5 2.0
G Drew Maddux 13.0 3.5

Roxanna: G Atrba Prater. 5.1 pug; C Dan
Langm. 4 4, 6 James Strong. 3.2, Vince Ford.
1.1, F Gianni Cugim. 1.0; 6 Brian Williams. 0.8.
'- assrsts per game.

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Drew Maddux scored 13 points in Vandy’s 86-80 win over Georgia on Wednesday. ”all
including Moot-five from three-point range. in the first meeting of the year
between Vandy and UK. Allen Edwards scored a team~high 16 points and grabbed

Neither team is especially deep. with each squad getting significant playing line
from four players. UK's bench is anchored by Nazr Mohammad, who had his two-
game string of double-doubles snapped at Alabama. Kentuckian Dan Langhi and
his 4.4 points per game have been the annest spot 01a lackluster bench.

six rebounds.


All three starting irontcourt players for Vanderbilt score in double figures. led by
forward Pax Whitehead. Whitehead was held to only live paints by the Wildcats in
the first meeting of the season between the two schools in Cincinnati. Jamaal ,
Magloire and Ron Mercer keyed UK's 7561 win over Alabama on Wednesday; =
Magloire blocked four shots, while Mercer hit two big threes down the stretch.

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.472 Field Goal Percentage .393
.694 Free-Throw Percentage .654
.358 Three-Point Percentage .317
83.9 Points Per Game 60.9
40.6 Rebounds Per Game 33.6
15.5 Off. Rebounds Per Game 12.6
19.9 Assists Per Game 12.2
15.2 Turnovers Per Game 23.4
5.3 Blocks Per Game 2.6
12.4 Steals Per Game 6.8



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Wildcats face South Carolina tomorrow

By Rob Herbst to forget.

Weekend Spam Editor “We didn’t play well at all out there,” Mattox said.
“I watched the tape and I almost had to cut it off

The irresistible force meets the immovable object because it was so bad.”
as UK, l-lO in the Southeastern Conference meets 1- Although the Cats (7-18 overall) have lost 5—of—6

9 South Carolina in a women’s basketball clash. games since the loss to the Gamecocks, Mattox said South Carolina has been an SEC doormat over the
This will be a rematch between the two heavy— the Cats have im roved. past few years. Despite that, the Gamecocks have had
weights. Back on Jan. 29, South Carolina got the bet- “That didn’t ook like us out there against South recent success over UK.

ter of the Cats, 68-59 in Columbia.

Carolina,” Mattox said. “That’s not how we normally

Game one between the Cats and Gamecocks is a played and we’re a much better basketball team since

game UK head coach Bernadette Mattox would like that game.”



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