March 23, 2002
David Bluthenthal, on behalf of all USC fans I'd like to apologize to you for Henry Bibby ruining the last moments of your stellar college career. People like you do not deserve to be "taught a lesson" in a game of that magnitude; people like you deserve to be on the floor giving your team a chance to win as you have so many times before. As you leave USC and probably the game of basketball, try to remember there are people like Henry Bibby out there. Stay away from them. Oliver Lang Los Angeles I don't buy the "tired Trojans" who peaked early during the Pac-10 tournament.
March 17, 2001 |
Despite having another subpar game--no points (missing all three shots) and three rebounds before fouling out--David Bluthenthal probably will remain in the starting lineup against Boston College. "Dave will start right now in my mind," Coach Henry Bibby said. "You're going to have games where you aren't good. But the good part of this, and I told Dave this last night, is you have another game to prepare for. So you can't live through the game you didn't play well in.
March 11, 2002 |
USC AT A GLANCE Regional seeding: Fourth. Conference: Pacific 10 (12-6, tied for second). Bid: At-large. Tournament record: 9-13, 11 appearances. Last NCAA appearance: 2001 (lost in Elite Eight). Coach: Henry Bibby (six seasons, 103-76). Scoring leaders: Sam Clancy 19.0, Brandon Granville 12.5, David Bluthenthal 12.1, Errick Craven 11.8, Desmon Farmer 9.1. Rebound leaders: Clancy 9.5, Bluthenthal 7.5. Assist leader: Granville 5.74. Three-point basket leaders: Bluthenthal 60, Granville 54.
January 3, 2001 |
Going into the Yahoo! Sports Invitational tournament in Hawaii, David Bluthenthal was USC's hottest player, averaging 18.4 points and shooting 54.5% from the field. But in the last five games, Bluthenthal has hit a cold streak, making only 37% of his shots (18 of 49). His scoring average has dipped to 14.4. Bluthenthal said he's not in a slump, though. Instead, he said, he got out of his practice routine during the three-day tournament in Hawaii and it affected his rhythm.
December 18, 2000 |
He remains the least publicized and most overlooked player among the Trojans' starters, but David Bluthenthal is off to a red-hot start for 13th-ranked USC. After seven games, Bluthenthal leads the Trojans in scoring (18.4) and rebounding (9.1). Those figures are an increase from last season, when Bluthenthal averaged 13.9 and 8.3, respectively. He is also the team's best free-throw shooter, making 17 of 21 attempts (81%), and has the Trojans' highest field-goal percentage (54.5%).
March 15, 2002 |
What happened: Mostly bad stuff for the Trojans. They were fortunate they were behind only 37-28, because it could have been worse than that. You name it, it happened ... early foul trouble for Sam Clancy, poor team defense, inadequate shot selection, poor ballhandling. Henry Bibby had to sit there with a really pained expression on his face, as though he had been forced to down one of those shards of mushy red stuff they sold as hot dogs at the concession stands.