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THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999 -- HEY, BABY: LET'S DANCE
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Mickeal ready to be UC's leader
Packer picks UC - not Duke - for Final Four
Minnesota scandal tests college sports Tim Sullivan column
MacCulloch tall order for Miami 'D'
RedHawks are healthy, ready
Transfer Penn keys Buckeyes' revival
Indiana's 'Silent Assassin' speaks up
Indiana ready for GW
CBS has eye on Midwest
Rough road to the Shoe for UC, XU women
NKU Elite Eight tickets on sale
 NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
XU
XAVIER 86, TOLEDO 84
The Musketeers watched a 12-point lead all but disappear in the final five minutes before holding on. Next: Wake Forest.
 AREA MEN'S TEAMS IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
UC
Bearcats fall to No. 3 in Duke-led East
Cincinnati (26-5) got a No. 3 seed in the East and will play No. 14 George Mason (19-10) at 12:15 p.m. Friday in Boston. UC would play the Temple-Kent State winner in the second round.

Miami
Miami bound for Bourbon Street
Miami (22-7) got a No. 10 seed in the Midwest and will play No. 7 Washington (17-11) at 3 p.m. Friday in New Orleans. Miami would play the Utah-Arkansas State winner in the second round.

UK
Kentucky knows how to win in tournament
Kentucky (25-8) got a No. 3 seed in the Midwest and will play No. 12 New Mexico State (23-9) at 10:30 p.m. Friday in New Orleans. UK would play the Kansas-Evansville winner in the second round.

OSU
Ohio State savors invitation
Ohio State (23-8) got a No. 4 seed in the South and will play No. 13 Murray State (27-5) at 7:40 p.m. Thursday in Indianapolis. Ohio State would play the UCLA-Murray State winner in the second round.
 NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT
XU
Xavier's bubble bursts
Xavier (21-10) won't be in the NCAA Tournament for only the fourth time this decade. They'll play in the NIT at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Toledo.
 WOMEN'S NCAA TOURNAMENT
UC
UC women get first bid in 10 years
UC (22-8) plays Oregon (24-5) at 7 p.m Friday at Ames, Iowa, in the Mideast Region. They would play the Iowa State-Santa Clara winner in the second round.

XU
NCAA bid 'a dream' for XU women
Xavier (23-8) plays Florida International (23-6) at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Storrs, Conn, in the Mideast Region. They would play the Connecticut-St. Francis, Pa., winner in the second round.

NKU
NKU women win on last shot
Northern Kentucky (29-2) moves on to the quarterfinals of the Division II tournament, where they'll face Indiana, Pa., on March 17.
 ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Tim Sullivan: XU goes from hopeful to heartbroken
        Gary Lumpkin was ready to go. Rhode Island and Temple were on the tube Saturday night, the Atlantic 10 title at stake, but Lumpkin's instinct was to leave.

Paul Daugherty: Who's George Mason? And other musings
        Assuming they beat George Mason, whoever he is, the Cincinnati Bearcats probably will have to take Temple to make the Sweet 16. UC could have drawn a tougher second-round opponent, but the Lakers were booked.

John Fay: CBS quick on the draw
        It's the biggest non-event event of the sports year. You flip on CBS at 6:30 Sunday evening, and the whole mystery of the beginning of March Madness is revealed to you in 15 minutes of fast reading by Michele Tafoya.
 
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