September 24, 2010 |
Unbuckling the mailbag: Question: Will your love affair with USC ever end? I'm in love with the school from the right side of the tracks, so it's very difficult to read the L.A..Times sports section when all you write about is "them. " Dorie Iwata Answer: Wow. It's been that obvious, huh? Alas, my Trojan tryst has been exposed. What was the giveaway? Saying USC couldn't win the title last year by starting a true freshman at quarterback? Suggesting the Trojans couldn't win this year by starting a true freshman at athletic director (Pat Haden)
December 23, 2009
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. CONNECTICUT 9-0 Did not play No. 2 Stanford, today 2. STANFORD 9-0 Did not play at No. 1 Connecticut, today 3. NOTRE DAME 10-0 Did not play at Central Florida, Tuesday 4. TENNESSEE 10-1 d. San Francisco, 89-34 Old Dominion, Dec. 30 Angie Bjorklund scores 19 points in 17 minutes...
March 17, 2008 |
Seeing Red We're not used to seeing Cornell in the NCAA tournament, but we might have to get used to it. The Ivy League champion, 22-5 and winner of 16 games in a row, is making its first tournament appearance in 20 years, and its top players still have two more seasons of eligibility. Sophomore point guard Louis Dale averages 13.8 points and is among the nation's best free-throw shooters at 90.6% (96 of 106). Sophomore swingman Ryan Wittman, whose father, Randy, coaches the Minnesota Timberwolves, leads the team with a 15.4 scoring average, shoots 46.6% (76 of 163)
March 17, 2008
Teams Favorites: No. 1 Memphis is older and wiser than the team UCLA defeated in the Elite Eight two years ago, holding the Tigers to 45 points. They have Derrick Rose, one of the nation's top freshmen, plus Conference USA player of the year Chris Douglas-Roberts. No. 2 Texas has one of the best backcourts in the country with D.J. Augustin and A.J. Abrams, plus big man Connor Atchley, a bruiser with three-point shooting range. No. 4 Pittsburgh overcame an injury-marred season and upset Georgetown in the Big East Conference tournament title game.
March 5, 2005 |
Maurice Hampton scored 18 points, and fifth-seeded Austin Peay advanced to the final of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament with a 67-61 victory over top-seeded Tennessee Tech on Friday night at Nashville. Zac Schlader added 14 points and seven rebounds, and William Durden added 10 points for the Governors, who lost in the tournament championship game last year. Austin Peay will face Eastern Kentucky, a 69-52 winner over Southeast Missouri, in today's title game.
March 17, 2003 |
THE DRAW: Is this a regional, or the launching point for Noah's Ark? Five states have two teams each -- Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, North Carolina State and Wake Forest, Austin Peay and East Tennessee State, Pennsylvania and St. Joseph's, and Syracuse and Manhattan (New York). Sixth-ranked Oklahoma has a walk in the first round but could have trouble with North Carolina State in the second round. The Wolfpack defeated Wake Forest, the regional No.