Compiled from Times wires
© St. Petersburg Times,
published October 29, 2001
Memphis was picked to win Conference USA, and Cincinnati guard Steve Logan was tabbed as the league's best player in a poll of conference basketball coaches.
The Tigers, with a solid returning core and highly touted freshman class, were picked to win the National Division. South Florida, led by all-league preseason picks B.B. Waldon and Altron Jackson, was second in the National, followed by UAB and Southern Miss. Conference newcomer TCU was fifth, followed by Houston and Tulane.
"Everybody's picked us to do all these things. So far, we've done nothing,"said second-year coach John Calipari, who led Memphis to a 21-15 record last season.
Cincinnati, which has won at least a share of the past seven C-USA regular-season titles, was the pick in the American Division. Charlotte was second, followed by Marquette and Louisville. Saint Louis, DePaul and East Carolina round out the American.
MORE BASKETBALL: Duke was picked to win the ACC regular season in a preseason poll. Maryland, which joined Duke in the Final Four last season, was second. Virginia was third, followed by North Carolina. Florida State was eight. ... Illinois was picked to win the Big Ten, followed by Iowa and Indiana.
CROSS COUNTRY: Michigan's Alan Webb, who broke Jim Ryun's high school mile record in May, beat Wisconsin's Matt Tegenkamp at the Big Ten Championships in Savoy, Ill. Webb covered the 8,000-meter course in 23:19.9.
GOLF: The Florida women shot 915 (312-299-304) to finish fourth at the Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. Auburn won the tournament, shooting 893 (299-300-294). Clearwater's Amanda Dick led the Gators, shooting 228 (77-74-77) and finishing tied for 16th. Tampa's Whitney Code shot 230 (79-77-74), finishing tied for 21st. ... The South Florida women tied for 14th in the 17-team Capstone Intercollegiate in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Bulls shot a 54-hole 1016, finishing 70 shots behind winner Tennessee. ... Jacksonville's Ben Lockwood shot 2-under 142 for a four-stroke win at the Coca-Cola Intercollegiate tournament in Daytona Beach. The Dolphins (599) beat Florida Atlantic on a playoff hole for the team title.
SOCCER: Florida State's Cindy Schofield broke the ACC single-season points record with her 13th goal in a 3-2 loss to host Virginia. ... The Barry women beat host Saint Leo 5-1. ... Jacksonville lost 2-1 to Elon in Buies Creek, N.C. ... The Memphis women beat visiting South Florida 3-0.
TENNIS: South Florida's Paco Antelo beat Alabama's Max Belski in the Omni Hotels Region II Championships singles quarterfinals in Knoxville, Tenn., but lost to Georgia's Brandon Wagner in the semifinals. Florida State's Romain Jurd lost to Georgia Tech's Roger Anderson. FSU's Christina Denny advanced to the singles final of the ITA Regionals at South Alabama in Mobile. Florida's Lindsay Dawaf and Alexis Gordon play in another final.
VOLLEYBALL: Jacksonville beat host Troy State 3-2. ... Saint Leo lost to visiting Barry 3-0. ... Florida State beat visiting Georgia Tech 3-0.
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