Tonight's games NCAA TOURNAMENT


East Regional

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Georgetown (28-7) vs. Texas Tech (30-1)

Time: 7: 40

TV: Chs. 13, 9

Line: Georgetown by 7

Outlook: The third-seeded Red Raiders, who have won 23 straight since a Dec. 27 loss to Eastern Michigan, are seeking their first appearance ever in a regional final. Georgetown is led by speedy sophomore G Allen Iverson (24.9 ppg), and senior F Jason Sasser (19.3, 7.8 rpg) is the go-to guy for Texas Tech. The Hoyas were No. 4 and the Red Raiders an all-time best No. 8 in the final regular-season rankings.

Massachusetts (33-1)

vs. Arkansas (20-12)

Time: 10: 10 (approximate)

TV: Ch. 9

Line: Massachusetts by 9

Outlook: The top-ranked Minutemen were the No. 1 seed in the tournament, the Razorbacks one of the last two at-large selections. Penn State and Marquette couldn't handle Arkansas's scramble defense last week, but the Minutemen have poised guards, two senior forwards and the leading Player of the Year candidate in junior C Marcus Camby (20.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg). Since 1979, no No. 12 seed has gotten past a regional semifinal.

Midwest Regional

At Metrodome, Minneapolis

Kentucky (30-2)

vs. Utah (27-6)

Time: 8

Line: Kentucky by 14

Outlook: in this region, but coach Rick Pitino worries about lack of size in the post. Walter McCarty is 6-foot-10 and reed-thin, but he and 6-8 forward Antoine Walker combined for 40 points in last weekend's 24-point victory over Virginia Tech. Utah has 6-11 center Michael Doleac, coming off a 23-point, 12-rebound game against Iowa State.

Wake Forest (25-5)

vs. Louisville (22-11)

Time: 10: 30 (approximate)

TV: Ch. 13

Line: Wake Forest by 4 1/2

Outlook: Louisville had superb defense in victories over Tulsa and Villanova and stellar play from point guard DeJuan Wheat (52 points in two games). Wake Forest is hurting: center Tim Duncan lost 10 pounds last week because of flu and Tony Rutland left Sunday's victory over Texas because of a tender right knee.

Pub Date: 3/21/96

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