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((PROGRESS TOWARD OUR OBJECTIVES HAS BEEN RAPID AND IN SOME CASES DRAMATIC. ))
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General Tommy Franks briefed reporters today, warning that more casualties are likely as allied troops press on toward Baghdad.
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And, police make an arrest in the deadly shooting of a Lynchburg man.
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A mostly sunny day is allowing temperatures to soar. How high will they go. I'll let you know in the forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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After a tough weekend, American troops in Iraq are continuing their perilous journey to Baghdad.
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[Iraq]


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The trip is being made even more dangerous because of a sandstorm.
At this point, U-S troops are about 50 miles from the Iraqi capital.
While ground forces are closing in, officials say they're also running into sporadic resistance from Iraqi troops.


Authorities also confirm that one helicopter and two pilots are now missing in action.
In another development, the British say they've lost their first soldier in combat.
Military officials in London say the soldier was killed in action today in Southern Iraq.
Teri Okita is covering the war from Kuwait City, and she joins us now with the latest.
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[SUPER=201-Anthony Hudson/Brother of P. O. W.;]
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(( Coalition forces pushing into Iraq are moving with extra care after sustaining their greatest losses of the war so far. More than 20 Americans have been killed or captured in surprise attacks and bloody battles.

SOT: General Tommy Franks, Central Command:

"As our troops fight, even in isolated areas, there will be casualties...there have been casualties."
Meanwhile, tragic images of American prisoners bring the war home. At least five prisoners and four dead soldiers were shown on the Arab television network Al-Jazeera. The soldiers were captured during a battle in Southern Iraq and their families are worried.

SOT: Anthony Hudson/Brother of POW

"He's like an average regular person...good hearted..."
In northern Iraq, U.S troops have arrived, marking the first Coalition troops in the region although no battle plan has been given.

(Nat: Battle an-Nasariyah)


But battles have been waged in the South as Coalition forces close to within 100 miles of Baghdad. U.S. Marines fought Iraqi troops at an-Nasariyah, where the resistance has been the toughest of the war.

(Nat: Helicopter capture)


In Karbala, local fighters rejoiced in the downing of a U.S. helicopter. The Pentagon has confirmed that one helicopter was missing, but offered no information about the pilots.

(Nat Saddam)

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[Levinson-Iraq]


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Thousands of gallons of Iraqi oil are being burned into oblivion after retreating Iraqi troops set fire to some oil wells.
Drew Levinson was at the scene of the blazes in Southern Iraq, where American experts are trying to put them out.
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When Saddam's soldiers fled Southern Iraq last week they left behind a flaming and dark reminder of what they did to Kuwait a dozen years ago.
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"THIS IS JUST ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS WASTE, AND THEY DID THIS TO THEMSELVES, THIS IS THEIR OIL, THE IRAQI PEOPLE'S OIL"
As the marines stormed the region--the retreating Iraqi's did exactly what Hussein swore they wouldn't--they torched nine wells inside the vast Rumayla Oil Fields.

(SOT LT. COL VINCENT MARTINEZ/US NAVY 1:11:32-1:11:38)


"THEY WERE TAKING BASIC MILITARY EXPLOSIVES, THEY WERE HOOKING THEM UP WITH AN ELECTRICAL WIRE TO SOME TYPE OF POWER SOURCE AND TRYING TO INITIATE THAT.'
The military says more wells were rigged--but the dynamite failed.
The same team of American firefighters who helped put out the Kuwaiti fires in the first Gulf War is here to extinguish these flames.
But intense firhgting in the area is halfting their mission And being in the desert--they are missing the one weapon they need most--water.

(BRIAN KRAUSE/BOOT AND COOTS INTL WELL CONTROL 54:06-54:14)

"THE KUWAITIS ARE WORKING WITH US, WE ARE JUST A COUPLE OF MILES RIGHT NOW FROM THE KUWAITI BORDER AND THEY HAVE WATER WELLS THEY ARE WORKING ON GETTING US WATER TO START ON THESE."

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON Tape wo - 1:03:48-1:03:58)


"THE MILITARY SAYS IT'S CAPPING THESE FLAMING OIL WELLS FOR TWO REASONS, FIRST TO STOP THE POLLUTION, SECOND AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, TO HELP THE IRAQI PEOPLE ECONOMICALLY."
Iraq is the seventh largest oil producer in the world--pumping out two and half million barrels a day. The money from that oil is vital to resurect its infrastructure.

(SOT: GENERAL ROBERT CREAR/U.S. ARMY 50:14-50:22)

"THAT'S OUR ONLY REASON FOR BEING OUT HERE, TO RESTORE THESE WELLS SO THAT WE CAN RESTORE THE ECONOMY OF THIS GREAT NATION AND THESE GREAT PEOPLE."
The firefighters say once they move in-- he job should ake less than two months...longer than it will take o wind he war. Drew Levinson, CBS News Southern Iraq.
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An arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of a Lynchburg man over the weekend.
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Police were called to the 1200 block of Dearing Street the night of March 20th, and found 21-year-old Siron Bilal Carr lying in the street.
He'd been shot once in the head.
Carr died of his injury on Saturday morning.
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Yesterday, authorities arrested 19-year-old Darryl Lee Anthony Gray and charged him with Carr's murder.
No other details have been released.

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A 17-year-old boy from Botetourt County has died after a traffic accident Sunday.
State police say Andrew Edward Wilkinson was riding in a Jeep driven by his father when it veered off of Route 605 and overturned.
Wilkinson WAS wearing his seatbelt.
His father, Dale Wilkinson, has been released from the hospital.
State police say they're still investigating what led to the accident.

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A plane's emergency landing and take off on a Botetourt golf course was anything BUT par for the course.
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William Fitzgerald managed to take off from a fairway at Ashleigh Plantation this morning.
He was forced to make an emergency landing, after the single engine plane overheated.
This morning, the engine worked fine.
The golf course is in good shape ... and managers say they have no plans to to turn its fairways into runways.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Governor Warner faces a tight deadline tonight on key legislation. We'll have more information on that story after the break.
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Plus an explosion and fire in Colorado sends flames shooting into the night sky.
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Authorities in Colorado had their hands full after an explosion sent flames hundreds of feet into the air last night.
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They aren't sure what caused the explosion, but say it most likely came from a natural gas line.
Authorities say they're looking for the driver of a sport utility vehicle seen leaving the area just before the blast.
The explosion caused a 20- foot deep crater.
Two homes were burned, but there were no reports of any injuries.
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[Warner-Bills]


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Governor Mark Warner has until midnight to act on bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. Over the weekend, Warner said he would sign a bill requiring proof of citizenship or residency to obtain state driver's licenses. He also proposed an exception to a bill denying illegal aliens in-state tuition at Virginia public colleges. The governor has yet to act on several controversial bills that were passed this year.
One would eliminate Virginia's tax on estates, while two others would increase restrictions on women seeking abortions.

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Police in Richmond used pepper spray on a group of anti- war protesters yesterday.
Authorities say that's after the demonstrators became unruly- breaking windows on city streets.
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Meanwhile, thousands gathered in the suburbs of the state capital yesterday to show their support for American troops.
Officials say the "Rally for America" drew several thousand people, including the Governor.
Supporters wore red, white and blue, sang songs and waved hand- made signs.
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The war was the top subject at many churches across the land yesterday as Americans prayed for peace and the safety of the soldiers. Justin McLeod visited one local church for more.
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((((NAT SOUND OF SINGING HYMN))
On this Sunday, many crowd into church pews to try to make sense of what's going on in our world today.
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((CINDY ADAMS/PARISHIONER: I'M REALLY CONCERNED. I DO A LOT PRAYING AT NIGHT. I DO A LOT OF PRAYING ALL THE TIME.))


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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF A PRAYER))
It is a prayer shared by many here at Orchard Drive Baptist Church in Bassett.
Many in the congregation have loved ones serving in the military, including four who are currently in the Persian Gulf.
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((MICHAEL TURNER/PARISHIONER: WE'RE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR A LETTER OR E-MAIL TO HEAR THAT SHE IS ALRIGHT.))
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((NAT SOUND OF PRAYER FOR FAMILIES))
Uncertainty overseas prompted the minister to do something special for those family members.
During the service, the congregation gathered around them to pray for their son or daughter.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOVED ONES STATIONED OVERSEAS AND GO TO THIS CHURCH ARE COMFORTED BY THE FACT THAT THE WAR SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL SO FAR. BUT THEY REALIZE AND FEAR THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD COULD BE A LONG ONE.))
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF MARGIE BEING HUGGED AT 12:25))
Margie Fretwell is one such person. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF EARLY SHOW))
Her son Sid is just 18 and the last time she saw him was his brief appearance on the CBS Early Show earlier this week.
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((MARGIE FRETWELL/PARISHIONER: I GOTTA FEELING WAR IS WAR AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN THE BIGGEST OF IT, I JUST KNOW GOD IS CONTROL.))
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That belief is partly why you don't hear on this Sunday whether the war is right or wrong.
At this church, the point is to support the troops and pray for their safe return.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Bassett.))


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Carilion New River Valley Medical Center had a present yesterday for some military wives. The hospital gave them a detailed look at their unborn babies.
As Jennifer Wishon explains, it was all in an effort to send a piece of home to some troops overseas.
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[SUPER=201-Ashley Morgan/Expectant Mother; :47]
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((((NATS, AWW -- 20:31:22)) Ashley Morgan is pregnant with her first child and on Sunday she took advantage of a free, high- tech ultrasound, but the offer wasn't open to just anyone. Ashley's husband, Lance Corporal Adam Morgan, is off serving his country in Kuwait.
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[IN Q=It actually came about]

((DR. JAMES WESTON/OB-GYN: IT ACTUALLY CAME ABOUT WHEN WE HAD A PATIENT WHO'S HUSBAND HAD BEEN IN THE RESERVES. HE WAS THEN DEPLOYED. SHE WAS IN THE AREA WITHOUT A LOT OF FAMILY SUPPORT AND FELT, OBVIOUSLY, VERY CONCERNED AND DEPRESSED OVER THE IDEA THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE SHARING HER PREGNANCY WITH HER HUSBAND.))
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[CUT AWAY OF DOCTOR AND JENNIFER 13:06:17] To remedy the problem, Doctor Weston invited pregnant women whose husbands are deployed overseas to have a four- dimensional ultrasound. Ashley Morgan calls it a blessing.
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((ASHLEY MORGAN/EXPECTANT MOTHER: OH MY GOSH, IT MEANS A LOT. IT REALLY DOES, I MEAN TO BE ABLE TO SEE HIS FACE AND STUFF. IT JUST, IT'S AMAZING.))
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((NATS: GOING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE NECK THIS IS AN AORTA))
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Joyce Bowman is one of the few technicians in Virginia who know how to operate the specialized ultrasound machine. She says donating her time is her way of giving back.
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[IN Q=I think protecting our freedom]

((JOYCE BOWMAN/4-D ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN: I THINK PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM IS IMPORTANT. MY HUSBAND SERVED TWENTY YEARS IN THE AIR FORCE AND.))
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[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((IF JUST GIVING THEM PICTURES FROM HOME WILL TAKE THEIR MINDS OFF WHAT'S HAPPENING, IT'S A GOOD THING.))
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Along with still pictures, mothers got to take home a video tape of their babies moving. Many plan to send them to their husbands overseas. But Ashley has already sent her husband reminders of their baby.
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[SOT 24:40:12]
[IN Q=Everytime I send him]

((ASHLEY MORGAN/EXPECTANT MOTHER: EVERY TIME I SEND HIM A CARE PACKAGE OVER I ALWAYS SEND HIM SOMETHING ABOUT, LIKE A BIB THAT SAYS I LOVE MY DADDY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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And it's those somethings Dr. Weston hopes will make Lance Corporal Morgan feel a little closer to his baby boy.
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((AWW, HE'S SALUTING, YEAH HE IS, HE'S SALUTING.))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7 Radford.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, protestors appear outside last night's Academy Awards show.
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While millions watch the show itself to hear what is and isn't said.
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The spotlight at this year's Academy Awards was overshadowed by the war in Iraq.
While some celebrities spoke their minds during the show,
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protesters made their voices heard before the awards got under way.
A crowd of nearly a thousand lined the streets around the Kodak Theatre to protest the war.
Despite the skirmishes with police, demonstrators sang, danced, listened to speeches and carried signs reading such messages as ``Make Movies, Not War."
11 people were arrested.
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[Oscars]


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The war also set the tone INSIDE the 75th annual Academy Awards.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, some very real emotions were displayed at this gathering of Hollywood's best performers.
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[SUPER=01-Adrian Brody/Best Actor;]
[SUPER=01-Steve Martin/Academy Awards Host;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Moore/Best Documentary Winner;]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Kidman/Best Actress;]
[SUPER=01-Catherine Zeta-Jones/Best Supporting Actress;]
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(( OSCAR PARTIED INTO THE NIGHT, A TRADITION FOR THE WINNERS, THE CHANCE FOR THE STARS AND FOR THOSE WHO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES TO GET TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE. BESIDES THE HONOR ITSELF, THE AWARD CAN ENSURE A CAREER FOR A NEWCOMER LIKE ADRIAN BRODY, WHO WAS A SURPRISE WIN FOR BEST ACTOR FOR THE PIANIST.
HE TALKED ABOUT WINNING DURING WARTIME.

-SOT-ADRIAN BRODY, BEST ACTOR, THE PIANIST

It s a difficult thing to do, celebrate when there s sadness and conflict in the world. 9;43;30

-SOT-STEVE MARTIN ACADEMY AWARDS HOST

sure glad we toned down on the glitz
FROM THE START, ACADEMY HOST STEVE MARTIN TRIED TO BREAK THE ICE ABOUT IRAQ. THE SHOW WAS MOSTLY UNPOLITICAL. BUT WHEN MICHAEL MOORE WON FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY HE BLASTED THE PRESIDENT

-SOT-MICHAEL MOORE, WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY

We have a fictitious president leading a fictitious war!

-NAT SOT- DENZEL WASHINTON, By a nose, Nicole Kidman


OTHER WINNERS LIKE BEST ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN ALSO FELT COMPELLED TO SPEAK OUT.

-SOT-NICOLE KIDMAN, BEST ACTRESS WINNER (FROM HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH) 21;58;33

There is a sense of frivolity when there are so many other important things going on in the world.

-NAT SOT-CHICAGO FROM SHOW -


GOING INTO THE SHOW-THE MUSICAL CHICAGO HAD 13 NOMINATIONS - IT ENDED UP WINNING SIX - A FIRST TIME OSCAR FOR CATHERINE ZETA JONESAND THE FIRST TIME A MUSICAL TOOK BEST PICTURESINCE 1968.

-SOT-CATHERINE ZETA JONES, WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


STAND-UP- PERHAPS THE BIGGEST SUPRISE OF THE NIGHT --ROMAN POLANSKI WON BEST DIRECTOR FOR THE PIANIST. BUT HE WASN'T AT THE SHOW, BECAUSE HE'S A CRIMINAL FUGITIVE FROM THE U.S. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOLLYWOOD.))

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 270 points. NASDAQ has lost 43.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in Sports, Wake Forest runs into an opponent with a tiger in its tank...
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and with his latest win, a young Winston Cup driver tries to turn the series into the Busch league.
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Tempers were short, and the day was long in Bristol yesterday. Kurt Busch survived another typical short track day at Bristol to post his second straight Food City 500 win.
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[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/Fox Sports; :00]


There were 17 cautions yesterday at the half mile bullring.
Midway thru the race, Terry Labonte gets moved out of the way by Brett Bodine.
Things stack up from there, collecting Robby Gordon and several others.
Gordon was in the fray again a short time later.
This time he sends Ward Burton on a spin into the inside wall.
Ward comes back onto the track and clips Kyle Petty, who ended up in the concrete.
Petty was alert and conscious after the wreck, but he was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.
Kurt Busch gambled on pit strategy, staying out the final 96 laps to win the race after finishing second three times this season.
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[SUPER=0106-16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.//17. Robby Gordon//18. Bill Elliott//19. Johnny Benson//20. Jeff Green//;]
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[SUPER=0106-21. Elliott Sadler//22. Ryan Newman//23. Jeremy Mayfield//24. Brett Bodine//25. Michael Waltrip//;]
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[S-Wake]


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Jim Weaver could be a step closer to inking Jeff Lebo to a contract as men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
Sources in Blacksburg say that negotiations between the two have heated up over the weekend, and that Lebo is contemplating an offer from the school.
On the court yesterday, Wake Forest became the second ACC school to be eliminated from the Big Dance.
The Demon Deacs dropped a 6 point decision to 10th seeded Auburn in yesterday's second round.
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[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/Tigers vs. Demon Deacons; :00]


The second- seeded Deacs got just 14 points from Josh Howard, who was 4 of 10 from the floor.
Justin Gray stepped up with 26 points, but Wake Forrest squandered a four- point halftime lead.
[SUPER=33-Auburn/68/Wake Forest/62/;]


The Tigers' Marquis Daniels scored 18, as Auburn and former Clemson coach Cliff Ellis pulled the upset to reach the Sweet 16, 68 to 62.
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