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Conference Call

March madness tips off with the start of championship week on
Feb. 27, when 30 of the 31 Division I conferences begin
postseason tournaments. (The Ivy League doesn't hold one.) What
school has won its current conference's tournament most often?

a. Ball State, MAC c. North Carolina, ACC
b. Kentucky, SEC d. North Carolina A&T, MEAC

As of Monday, Duke's hold on the ACC regular-season crown was in
jeopardy. The Blue Devils, who trailed Maryland by one game, had
won the conference's regular-season and tournament titles for
the past three seasons. Which ACC school was the last before
Duke to win both titles in consecutive seasons?

Pair the onetime or current NBA player with the conference
tournament in which he was named most valuable player.

1. Doug Christie a. Midwestern City
2. Tyrone Hill b. Sun Belt
3. Cedric Maxwell c. Trans America Athletic
4. Calvin Natt d. West Coast

The following players hold conference tournament single-game
scoring records. Place them in order of record-setting totals,
from highest to lowest.

a. Tom Garrick, Rhode Island, Atlantic 10
b. Brian Cardinal, Purdue, Big 10
c. Larry Hughes, St. Louis, Conference USA
d. Reggie Miller, UCLA, Pac-10


TOURNAMENT TESTED: b. Kentucky has won the SEC tournament a
record 23 times.

ON A ROLL: N.C. State won the ACC regular-season and tournament
titles in 1973 and '74.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. d; 2. a; 3. b; 4. c

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Garrick (50 points in 1988); 2. Miller (39 in
'87); 3. Hughes (37 points in '98); 4. Cardinal (33 points in