January 29, 2013
UCLA VS. USC When: 7 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570, 830. Records: UCLA 16-5, 6-2 in Pac-12; USC 8-13, 3-5. Update: Travis Wear, UCLA's third-leading scorer, missed Saturday's game against Arizona State because of a concussion. He was still awaiting medical clearance Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins' leading scorer, missed Tuesday's practice because of flu symptoms. His availability won't be known until Wednesday.
March 5, 2013 |
It was February 1993, the last time the UCLA men's basketball team traveled to Pullman, Wash., and came away with anything other than a win. Freshman Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins' leading scorer this season, was nine months from being born. Kyle Anderson, a freshman who is UCLA's leading rebounder, was born seven months after that loss. "Wow," said Jordan Adams, who was born 17 months after the 67-56 loss. "That's a long time ago. " There have been 19 games since, and UCLA has won every one of them.
February 22, 2012
# of teams; state (teams); avg rank 3; Kentucky (Kentucky, Murray State, Louisville); 10.67 2; North Carolina (Duke, North Carolina); 6.0 ; Michigan (Michigan State, Michigan); 8.5 ; Kansas (Kansas, Wichita State); 11.5 ; Wisconsin (Marquette, Wisconsin) 13.0 ; Florida (Florida; Florida State); 13.5 ; Indiana (Notre Dame, Indiana); 21.5 1; New York (Syracuse); 2.0 ; Missouri (Missouri); 3.0 ; Ohio (Ohio State); 8.0 ; Washington, D.C. (Georgetown)
February 11, 2011 |
One glance at the sideline was all it took. Catching sight of the scowl on his coach's face, Michael Lizarraga knew that he was about to get chewed out. It had been that kind of night for the Cal State Northridge basketball player, a step slow and a second late, struggling to keep track of his man on defense. "I tried to push myself," he said. "I just wasn't playing so good. " Now he banged with his hips and elbows, using every inch of his 6-foot-7 frame to wrestle for position under the basket.
January 12, 2011 |
At tipoff Thursday night in Eugene, Ore., USC and Oregon players can gaze down at the most unusual and iconic court in all of college basketball. And if they gaze up, they'll find the largest and most advanced center-hung scoreboard in all of college athletics. And all around them, whether from the end lines, sidelines, or the steeply-tiered seats sitting practically on top of the court, more than 12,000 Oregon fans will be at fever pitch as the referees toss the ball up, commencing the opening of the Ducks' gleaming $200-million Matthew Knight Arena.
January 23, 2012 |
In a perfect world, Joe Paterno would have been John Wooden. College basketball wouldn't have cornered the market on respect and reverence. College football would have had an entry of its own. The principles they held were similar. They said they were teachers first, stewards of athletic success a distant second, even though they each had lots of the latter. Wooden won 10 national titles and Paterno two, as well as winning the most games in the history of major-college football, 409. But legacy-building is a tricky thing.