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March 13, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
The Pac-12 Conference's men's basketball tournament will move from Los Angeles to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning in 2013, the conference announced Tuesday. The new agreement runs through 2015. Previously, the Pac-12 held its men's tournament in downtown Los Angeles for 11 years, but that agreement expired this year.  Rumors had surfaced that the league was going to move the tournament to Las Vegas, and Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said he received "overwhelming" positive feedback from fans about the possible move.  “We were lucky that we had a lot of interest and a lot of models to look at, but there is a clear difference between being in a destination like Las Vegas that has 40 million tourists and is known as a big-time sporting and entertainment destination … and is a neutral site,” Scott said during a conference call.
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March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Well, the NCAA bracket came out Sunday night for the men's basketball tournament starting this week. Have you filled out yours yet? Can we have a peek at your Final Four? How many No. 1 seeds have you got in there? MARCH MADNESS: Fill out your bracket Surely you have Wichita State - the top seed in the Midwest Regional which made the Final Four last year and is the only undefeated team in this year's tournament. Or are the Shockers your upset special? After all, they didn't play a particularly tough schedule and may have to get through Michigan, Duke and Louisville - not to mention a possible first-weekend matchup against Kentucky - just to get to the national semifinals in Arlington, Texas.
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September 14, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
Is it too early to get excited about a high school basketball game? Los Angeles Fairfax Coach Harvey Kitani on Tuesday announced the matchups for the Fairfax State Preview Classic set for Jan. 28, and there are two games that should produce much intrigue and big interest. At 4:30 p.m., Los Angeles Price will face Los Angeles Windward in a game between two of the state's top small-school programs. At 8 p.m., there could be three-point shots en masse when Orange Lutheran and Arizona-bound guard Gabe York take on Los Angeles Loyola and its numerous top guards in the featured game of the night.
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March 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC will play St. John's and Cal State Northridge will play South Carolina in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. Connecticut (34-0), Notre Dame (32-0), South Carolina (27-4) and Tennessee (27-5) are the top-seeded teams in a 64-team bracket that was announced Monday. The tournament begins Saturday and ends with the Final Four April 6-8 in Nashville. USC (22-12), which won the Pac-12 Conference tournament,  is seeded ninth in the Louisville Regional and will play eighth-seeded St. John's (22-10)
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June 20, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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August 22, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 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.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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March 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Those basketball fans who made a trip to the Redondo tournament way back in November are looking pretty smart these days, because that was the place to be. Five of the participating teams are still in contention for state championships _ St. John Bosco, Redondo, Compton, Mayfair and Westchester. As it turned out, it was almost a preview of the best teams in Southern California. On Tuesday night, Westchester plays at Redondo in an Open Division semifinal game. It's a rematch from the third game of the season on Nov. 29 in which Redondo defeated Westchester, 65-64.
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March 12, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The Big West's automatic bid to this year's NCAA tournament must be considered up for grabs if only for the fact the favored team has never been to the NCAA tournament. UC Irvine opens tournament play Thursday at Honda Center without a reliable read of the expectations. The Anteaters (22-10, 13-3) won the Big West regular-season title, but the tournament's three-day format somewhat nullifies all that has been achieved. The top Big West teams don't receive byes, they jump straight into single-elimination frays.
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March 10, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Ariya Crook of USC was selected as the most outstanding player of the Pac-12 Conference women's basketball tournament after leading the Trojans to their first NCAA tournament berth since 2006. Crook, a junior guard, scored 16 points Sunday night in the Trojans' 71-62 victory over Oregon State in the tournament's championship game at KeyArena in Seattle. The NCAA tournament bracket will be announced March 17. Senior forward Cassie Harberts of USC also was selected to the all-tournament team.
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November 26, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Creighton and Marquette, both ranked in the Associated Press men's top 25, are the headliners in the Wooden Legacy basketball tournament that begins Thursday at Cal State Fullerton. Creighton (4-0), ranked 20th, is led by All-American candidate Doug McDermott, a 6-foot-8 forward who is averaging 27.5 points per game and shooting 50% from three-point range. McDermott, whose father, Greg McDermott, is Creighton's coach, was second in the country in scoring last season with an average of 23.2 points per game.
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November 3, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 One of the best girls' basketball tournaments of the opening week is set for Palisades High from Nov. 25-30. Powerful L.A. Windward will open against Woodland Hills Taft in a 4 p.m. game on Nov. 25. Other openers: Palisades vs. Santa Monica, 5:30 p.m.; Troy vs. Marlborough, 7 p.m.; Camarillo vs. Chaminade, 8:30 p.m. On Nov. 26, the openers: Valencia vs. Bishop Montgomery, 4 p.m.; Palos Verdes vs. Lynwood, 5:30 p.m.; Alemany vs. Riverside North,...
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