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March 21, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - Taylor Braun tried to pull everyone's leg after North Dakota State pulled off Thursday's West regional semi-stunner against Oklahoma. "Honestly," the Bison's star deadpanned at the postgame news conference at Spokane Arena, "I don't know what all the hype is about, the NCAA tournament. " With perfect comedic pause, he added, "I'm kidding. " 2014 NCAA tournament bracket What happened during the first two days of the NCAA tournament was no joke to higher seeded teams that got sent home with upset stomachs.
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October 17, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
SAN FRANCISCO -- Arizona is picked to win the Pac-12 conference regular-season basketball title this year according to a vote of media members. The Wildcats had 21 first-place votes in polling announced at the conference's annual media day Thursday. Defending champion UCLA, with new Coach Steve Alford, edged out Colorado by one point for second place. USC, with new Coach Andy Enfield, was voted 11th of the 12 conference teams, finishing ahead of only Washington State. Oregon was voted fourth, two points ahead of California, and Stanford edged out Arizona State for sixth place, Washington, under embattled Coach Lorenzo Romar, has been chosen eighth with Utah, Oregon State, USC and Washington State at the bottom.
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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.
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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.
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