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March 11, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad was named the Pac-12's freshman of the year. Muhammad and Larry Drew II, who helped the Bruins win the conference title, were named first-team All-Pac-12. California's Allen Crabbe was named the conference's player of the year. The Bruins' Kyle Anderson was named second-team all-conference and was also on the all-freshman team. Muhammad averaged 18.3 points per game. His made 42% of his three-pointers, ranking him third in the conference. He is the eighth UCLA player to be named the conference's freshman of the year.
February 16, 1985
Tim Surridge and Mark Lofink each scored 18 points Friday night to lead Christ College of Irvine to a 107-77 upset win over West Coast Christian of Fresno in a Western Christian Athletic Assn. game played at Orange Lutheran High School. The loss was West Coast Christian's first in conference after 11 consecutive wins. Christ College is 7-4 in conference.
March 17, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA Coach Ben Howland was envious. "I'm jealous of California," Howland said. Shabazz Muhammad looked on the bright side. "At least it's not Philadelphia," Muhammad said. And Larry Drew II, the one guy on the Bruins' roster who has gone wire to wire in the NCAA tournament, was accepting. "It's weird, but I really don't understand it all," Drew said. The Bruins will open NCAA tournament play Friday against Minnesota in Austin, Texas. UCLA, the Pac-12 regular-season champion, is the sixth-seeded team in the South Regional and will be traveling the farthest of any conference team the first weekend of the tournament.
October 30, 2012
Conference call, the sequel. Or the ongoing saga of the coin toss. … On Saturday, UCLA won the toss and believed it had deferred to the second half. Referees interpreted that as UCLA choosing to kick off, and Arizona State got the ball to start the game and to start the second half. On Monday, the Pac-12 said that a conference official met with Athletic Director Dan Guerrero at halftime and explained that the referees had acted properly. The official brought the same message to Mora postgame, according to a conference official.
February 8, 1998
I read with disbelief Christopher Reynolds' article, "San Francisco Low Season Is On, but Prices Are Up" (Nov. 9). How can an average room rate of $132.70 be low season anywhere? But this should not stop people from enjoying San Francisco. Last June, I stayed for five nights at the upscale Hotel Nikko at Union Square during a conference. While the conference paid for my room, I discovered I was on my own my final night. The desk clerk informed me that I could stay at the hotel for the "special conference rate" of $150.
May 16, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Former UCLA assistant men's basketball coach Scott Duncan may have committed a secondary NCAA violation in December by making on-the-record comments to a reporter about a player the Bruins were recruiting. According to a Sports Illustrated article published this week, Duncan discussed with reporter Bruce Schoenfeld the prospect of landing Jordan Tebbutt, a 6-foot-5 junior swingman from Tualatin, Ore. "I can't do a lot with Jordan Tebbutt at this tournament — just make sure he sees me at the game, wave to his dad and mom, and that's it," Duncan told the reporter.
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