Muscle Milk Rotator Sponsor
Midwest Regional Recap: Round 2
By: UCLA Athletics

March 18, 2000

At Cleveland

Michigan St. 73, Utah 61
Mateen Cleaves scored 21 points as top-seeded Michigan State rallied in the second half to beat Utah.

Michigan State will face Syracuse in the regional semifinals Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich., about an 80-mile drive from the Spartans' East Lansing campus.

Cleaves, the senior point guard who turned down NBA millions for a chance to win an NCAA title, scored 13 points in the second half when Michigan State (28-7) overcame a six-point deficit and blitzed the Utes (23-9) with a 27-7 run.

Andre Hutson added 19 points for Michigan State, two victories away from getting back to a second straight Final Four. Hanno Mottola led Utah with 16 points.

Syracuse 52, Kentucky 50
Preston Shumpert's jumper with 37 seconds left was the difference for the fourth-seeded Orangemen (26-5).

Kentucky, which beat Syracuse in the 1996 title game, set up its offense after three late timeouts and a foul that stopped the clock with 5.9 seconds left.

With the Orangemen bunched inside in a tight zone, Keith Bogans drove the lane and tossed up an off-balance 10-footer that came up short. Tayshaun Prince missed on a tip as the horn sounded.

Shumpert finished with 12 points. Etan Thomas had nine points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots before fouling out with 3:46 left. Bogans and Jamaal Magloire each had 12 points for Kentucky (23-10).

At Minneapolis

Iowa St. 79, Auburn 60
All-American forward Marcus Fizer scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and had 12 rebounds for second-seeded Iowa State.

Stevie Johnson added 21 points for the Cyclones (31-5), who won the school's first regular-season conference title in 55 years and set a school record for victories after being picked to finish last in the Big 12. Marquis Daniels led Auburn (24-10) with 12 points.

UCLA 105, Maryland 70
UCLA, which barely made the tournament field after a 19-11 regular season, won its eighth straight game.

Earl Watson had 17 points and a school-record 16 assists as the sixth-seeded Bruins connected on six fearsome alley-oops and a school-record 14 3-pointers. Lonnie Baxter had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Terrapins.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
W, 95 - 57
Friday, Nov 13
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
L, 81 - 84 (OT)
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Thursday, Jan 07 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 09 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Jan 20 - 8:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Jan 23 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jan 28 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 30 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 04 - 7:30 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA