March 9, 1993 |
East Carolina's Pirates are taking their losing record and heading to the NCAA tournament, courtesy of another late-season slip by James Madison's Dukes. East Carolina (13-16) became the lowest-seeded team to win the Colonial Athletic Assn. tournament with a 54-49 victory over James Madison (21-8) Monday night at Richmond, Va. It was the third time in four years that Coach Lefty Driesell led the Dukes to the conference title game. James Madison has lost all three. Western Kentucky 72, No.
February 22, 1995 |
Ray Allen matched his career high with 31 points and No. 4 Connecticut used a 19-2 run early in the second half Tuesday night for an 88-75 comeback victory over Boston College at Hartford, Conn. The Huskies, 21-2 overall and 14-1 in the Big East, trailed by nine three times in the second half before making the run that sent them to their 15th consecutive victory over Boston College (8-15, 2-13). No. 6 Kentucky 72, No.
May 25, 2001 |
Temple, the No. 4-seeded team at the Fullerton regional this week, is making its first trip to the NCAA playoffs since 1984, but it's hardly a new experience for Owl Coach Skip Wilson. Wilson is in his 42nd season at Temple and led the Owls to 14 regionals and College World Series appearances in 1972 and 1977. Wilson said he's pleased to be back in a regional, but "it's a shame we have to play the No. 1 team right off the bat."
February 9, 1994
With Jimmy King and Ray Jackson back in the Michigan lineup from one-game suspensions and Chris Webber rooting from the end of the bench, 11th-ranked Michigan defeated 12th-ranked Indiana, 91-67, on Tuesday night at Ann Arbor, Mich., to take over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten Conference. King scored 17 points and Jackson 13 for the Wolverines, who never trailed while improving to 16-4 overall and 8-2 in the Big Ten.
November 30, 2002 |
Coach Henry Bibby, acknowledging that his first preference of replaying the final 2.2 seconds of Tuesday's 73-71 loss at Rhode Island was not a practical proposition, said he had a new solution that would be fair to all involved. "Vacate the game as if it didn't exist," Bibby said Friday. "Take away the loss from us and the win from them as if the game didn't exist. That would be realistic. I don't know if anything like that has happened before. Maybe this could be the first."
February 13, 2001 |
Jerry DeGregorio announced that he will not return as Rhode Island's coach next season after a 10-44 record that is the worst two-year stretch in school history. DeGregorio, in the second year of a three-year contract, will finish the season with the Rams while the school looks for a new coach, Athletic Director Ron Petro said.
March 5, 2003 |
One day after St. Bonaventure players voted to boycott the remainder of the season, the school backed them and said the final two games would not be played. The school was forced Monday to forfeit six Atlantic 10 conference victories for using an ineligible player. The Bonnies then voted to skip the rest of the season. St. Bonaventure was scheduled to play at Massachusetts on Wednesday and at home against Dayton on Saturday.
January 24, 1993 |
There will be a distinctly local flavor on the Ventura Slammers' roster when the team opens play next month in the new professional Women's Western Volleyball League. Four former Ventura County high school standouts are among those who have signed with the team, league officials have announced. Cristy Sandefur, Leanna Merriweather-Clegg and Teri Johnson played on the 1986 Nordhoff High state Division II championship team, and Maria Reyes led Hueneme to the '86 state Division I title.
March 22, 1993 |
George Washington likes the power game, and the Colonials used it Sunday to wear down Southern University and win, 90-80, to advance to the NCAA West Regional semifinals. George Washington will play Michigan at Seattle on Friday. Sonni Holland scored 19 points and sophomore Nimbo Hammons had 13 points and nine rebounds. And they had plenty of help inside from 7-foot-1 freshmen center Yinka Dare of Nigeria, who added eight points and nine rebounds.
December 13, 1989 |
Brian Hill's three-point basket snapped a 52-52 tie and unheralded Illinois Chicago went on to upset 25th-ranked Michigan State, 65-57, Tuesday night at Chicago. Corwin Hunt scored 19 points and Brian Hill had 17 to lead Illinois Chicago (4-2), which forced Michigan State (6-1) into 24 turnovers. The Flames build a 13-point lead in the first 10 minutes, but Michigan State rallied and closed to within 34-32 at halftime. St.