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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.
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.
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.
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