March 9, 2007 |
Arron Afflalo got one thing right Thursday. After a performance he glumly called the worst of his career, he wasn't entitled to add his voice to the gloom that enveloped UCLA's locker room after the Bruins' 76-69 overtime loss to a decidedly unspectacular California team in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Pac-10 tournament.
March 30, 2006 |
Scene I: Tired of Adam Morrison's act, of his bumping and grabbing and trash-talking during an NCAA tournament game last week, a UCLA player, his arms locked with the Gonzaga star, disdainfully yanks himself free with such force that he sends the All-America forward crashing to the floor.
December 5, 2002
BOYS' BASKETBALL Aaron Afflalo, Compton Centennial: Had 32 points and six rebounds in a 61-52 victory over No. 6 Rialto Eisenhower in the Westchester tournament. Jason Gilzene, L.A. Fairfax: Had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the No. 2 Lions in a 60-47 victory over Upland in a quarterfinal game of the Pacific Shores tournament.
March 13, 2007 |
Long Beach State is heading to Columbus, Ohio, for its first-round game against Tennessee in the NCAA tournament, and that means Aaron Nixon might need a new cellphone battery. That's because Nixon, a senior guard, grew up in Cleveland, about two hours away, and attended Columbus State Community College as a freshman. And ever since the brackets were announced Sunday, his phone has been ringing off the hook with ticket requests. "Honestly, I think I got about 100 already," Nixon said.
April 6, 2003
Aaron Afflalo, Compton Centennial G 6-5 Jr. Expected to be a top recruit next season, Afflalo keyed Apaches' advance to the Southern Section Division III-A championship game. * Trevor Ariza, Westchester F 6-8 Sr. Ariza led Comets to a second consecutive Division I state championship and averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. He has signed with UCLA. * Wendell White, Redondo F 6-5 Sr. A versatile player comfortable under the basket or on the wing, White averaged 24.
December 30, 2005 |
Thursday night's results at Pauley Pavilion: UCLA wins one, loses two. It has been a season of exhilarating wins balanced by staggering losses of key personnel to injury, a season in which team doctors and trainers have been as integral to the team's success as Coach Ben Howland, a season in which points, rebounds and assists have been matched by sprains, tears and arthroscopic procedures. So it was again Thursday.