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February 18, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Malcolm Lee never heard the pitter-patter of big feet from behind. This was UCLA's first possession Sunday. Lee pushed up through the Trojans' pressure. The next moment, USC forward Marcus Johnson was going the other way with the ball. It was just another step on a tough learning curve for Lee. After last season, Jrue Holiday bolted early for the NBA. Jerime Anderson has been slowed by injury and inconsistency. That has left Lee, a shooting guard by trade, as the team's learn-as-I-go point guard.
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SPORTS
February 17, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. KANSAS 25-1 Did not play Colorado, Saturday 2. KENTUCKY 25-1 d. Miss. St. 81-75, OT at No. 17 Vanderbilt, Sat. John Wall, two assists shy of a triple-double, scores five points in OT. 3. VILLANOVA 22-3 Did not play at No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sun. 4. PURDUE 21-3 Did not play at No. 9 Ohio St., today 5. SYRACUSE 24-2 Did not play at No. 10 Georgetown, Thu. 6. DUKE 21-4 Did not play at Miami, today 7. KANSAS ST. 20-4 Did not play Nebraska, today 8. WEST VIRGINIA 19-5 Did not play at Providence, today 9. OHIO ST. 20-6 Did not play No. 4 Purdue, today 10. GEORGETOWN 18-6 Did not play No. 5 Syracuse, Thursday 11. MICHIGAN ST. 21-6 d. Indiana, 72-58 No. 9 Ohio State, Sunday Spartans have a 40-18 edge in paint and take sole lead in the Big Ten. 12. NEW MEXICO 23-3 Did not play Wyoming, today 13. GONZAGA 21-4 Did not play at LMU, Thursday 14. WISCONSIN 19-6 Did not play at Minnesota, Thursday 15. TEXAS 20-5 Did not play at Missouri, today 16. BYU 23-3 Did not play at Colorado St., today...
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February 17, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Blame cardboard-consistency airline food, unfamiliar beds and large quantities of opposing fans. But blame something, because Pacific 10 Conference teams don't travel well. Home teams are 44-19, with USC's Thursday night's matchup with Washington in Seattle featuring a paradoxical pair: Washington is 16-1 at home and 1-6 on the road. USC is 11-3 at home and 1-6 on the road. USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said the conference's lack of teams with veteran players, aside from California, the Pac-10 leader at 9-4, is why no team has fared well on the road.
SPORTS
February 17, 2010 | By Chris Foster
It's never too early to plan for the Pacific 10 Conference tournament, unless you play for USC this season. For UCLA, there is considerable work to be done with six regular-season games remaining. The Bruins, 11-13 overall and 6-6 in the Pac-10, had the luxury of knowing that an NCAA tournament invitation was set aside for them each of the last five seasons. This season, UCLA will have to be able to string together at least three consecutive victories in three days to win the Pac-10 tournament.
SPORTS
February 16, 2010
Records through Sunday; last week's ranking in parentheses 1 KANSAS 25-1 (1) The Jayhawks own an 11-game win streak. 2 KENTUCKY 24-1 (3) Four of the Wildcats' final six games are on the road. 3 VILLANOVA 22-3 (4) The Wildcats were alone in first place in the Big East before losing to Connecticut on Monday. 4 PURDUE 21-3 (5) Purdue is eyeing the Big Ten lead. 5 SYRACUSE 24-2 (2)
SPORTS
February 16, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
USC guard Donte Smith made a clutch three-point basket against UCLA midway through the second half Sunday. The shot, from the left wing, boosted USC's lead to 52-47 with 8 minutes 42 seconds to play. After he made it, Smith swiveled his neck back and forth and smiled wide as he ran down the court. "I told my guys I was going to do that if I hit one," he said after USC's 68-64 victory. Smith matched his career high with 12 points in the game. But he hadn't been so happy of late, because he hadn't been playing.
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