In Pitt’s 65-54 loss to Michigan State, Friendly’s Sam Young had 15 points and four blocks. Kansas State bowed to Wisconsin 72-55, but D.C.’s Michael Beasley, the Big 12 Player of the Year, scored 23, and grabbed 13 rebounds. Beasley’s 6’8″ teammate Ron Anderson hails from Upper Marlboro. Md., a D.C. suburb. They were AAU teammates with the DC Assault. Ron’s father Ron, Sr. played a decade in the NBA.
In Villanova’s victory over Siena, Herndon’s Scottie Reynolds scored 25 points (making four three-pointers), corralled eight rebounds, and handed out four assists. Siena star Kenny Hansbrouck of Capitol Heights led his team with 17, and added five boards.
Later, North Carolina spanked Arkansas 108-77, making them the odds-on favorite to win this thing. Their point guard, Ty Lawson of Clinton, Md. (a Washington suburb) played 24 minutes, scoring 19 on 6-for-9 shooting, with seven assists and four rebounds. Georgetown fell to Davidson 74-70. DeMatha’s Austin Freeman scored nine in 23 minutes, nailing both of his three’s. Coach John Thompson II put the Georgetown program on the national map- his son is the current coach. All-American Fred Hetzel put Davidson in the Top 10 in the mid-1960’s, Fred attended Alice Deal Junior High School, and the Landon School here. Hetzel was the first pick in the 1965 NBA Draft (selected before both Bill Bradley and Rick Barry).