June 20, 2012 |
The NCAA's new academic requirements could give new meaning to the madness of March. On Wednesday, three-time national champion Connecticut and nine other men's basketball teams were banned from the NCAA tournament because of poor Academic Progress Rate scores. The penalties affect seven conferences, each of which must adapt to a new landscape for their league tournaments. Four conferences — the Big East, Big West, Ohio Valley, Southland and Southwest Athletic — said the banned teams cannot compete in their league tournaments.
June 6, 1985
The third annual National Invitational Mexican-American basketball tournament, sponsored by the Nostros Athletic Assn., will be held this weekend at Schurr High School in Montebello. The tournament, matching teams from seven cities in the Southwest United States and one from Mexico, will consist of four games Friday evening, starting at 6; eight Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., and the semifinal and championship games Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. Admission is free.
October 30, 1998
The pairings of the first Edison International Holiday boys' basketball tournament, which will feature 16 Orange County teams and be played at the Anaheim Convention Center, were drawn Thursday. The tournament will benefit the Anaheim Prep Sports/Activities Foundation. Tom Danley, who is Katella High's athletic director, is the director of the foundation, which is set up to keep students away from "drugs, gangs and guns." The pairings for the Dec. 8-12 tournament: Dec. 8--Villa Park vs.
November 18, 1996
Fullerton put on an impressive second-half rally only to fall to Eastern Utah, 85-75, in the championship game of the Fullerton men's basketball tournament Sunday. Fullerton (2-1) was down, 61-48, but the Hornets used a 16-4 run after a timeout to get as close as 66-65 with about eight minutes left. Fullerton had two shots at going ahead but both were blocked by Ime Udoka, selected the tournament's most valuable player. Three turnovers helped Eastern Utah (5-0) push the lead back to 10 points.
August 22, 2013 |
The Palisades girls' basketball tournament, set for Nov. 25-30, has the makings of being one of the best in Southern California. There's one spot left in the field of 16, and among the teams committed are Mater Dei, Windward, Alemany, Lynwood, Chaminade, Riverside North, Troy, Taft, New York Christ the King, Valencia, Bishop Montgomery, Camarillo, Valencia and Bakersfield Garces. Eric.email@example.com