December 15, 2009 |
Forty years later, Chito Reyes can't help grinning, eyes wide, as he steps onto the floor at Pauley Pavilion. "Look at this place," he says. The arena is empty on a weekday afternoon but he can still see the crowd, hear the band, just like 1969 when he first set foot in the building. Memories come trickling back from that day when Reyes, a sophomore forward for New Mexico State, played against UCLA in a regional semifinal of the NCAA basketball tournament. He recalls seeing the blue-and-gold flags and feeling jittery during warmups.
January 1, 2010
at Cal State Bakersfield 70, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 63: Stephon Carter scored 22 points, 14 from the free-throw line, to lead the Roadrunners (2-10). The Mustangs (3-8), trailed, 29-22, at halftime and never caught up. Will Taylor had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Cal Poly. Santwon Latunde added 13 points for Bakersfield. -- wire reports TODAY'S SCHEDULE UCLA women at Arizona...1 p.m. USC women at Arizona State...1 p.m.
November 26, 2009 |
Most people around the UCLA basketball program know Nikola Dragovic as soft-spoken, not the type to lose his temper on-court. Outside that circle, he's known as a college athlete who got into a fight at a Hollywood concert last month and has been charged with felony assault. An athlete who missed the start of last season after being arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery. Which left UCLA with a tough call this week. The team ended Dragovic's suspension Wednesday, clearing him to return for tonight's opening-round game against Portland in the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.
January 16, 2010 |
All Max Good ever promised his players was a pair of sneakers and a hard time. He has roused his teams before 5 a.m. for practice and challenged young men one-third his age to fight. The only thing he runs harder than his players is his mouth, which tends to spew words that would have made George Carlin uncomfortable. When the late Sister Peg Dolan, one of the matriarchs of Loyola Marymount, met the Lions basketball coach, she told him her seat was behind the team bench. Good suggested she move elsewhere because of his colorful language.
December 20, 2009
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 10-0 d. Michigan, 75-64 California, Tuesday Jayhawks hold Wolverines to five-for-28 shooting from three-point range. 2. TEXAS 10-0 d. No. 10 N.C., 103-90 Michigan State, Tuesday Longhorns are impressive against first ranked opponent. 3. KENTUCKY 11-0 d. Austin Peay, 90-69 Drexel, Monday Wildcats are one victory away from becoming first team to 2,000.
January 7, 2010 |
O.J. Mayo did not accept gifts or money while being recruited by or playing for USC, the player's agent said Wednesday. LaPoe Smith also said the NCAA, Pacific 10 Conference and officials from the school have not attempted to contact Mayo since August, when the former Trojans and current Memphis Grizzlies star became his client. USC on Sunday announced self-imposed sanctions on the Trojans men's basketball program, citing rules violations involving Mayo and Rodney Guillory, a former advisor to the player who the school referred to as a "booster."