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.
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.
February 22, 2002 |
You forgive the mistakes because they play so hard. You forgive the sloppiness because they never let the bad things make them give up or give in. You forgive them the silly fouls and "Oh, no!" shots because of the "Oh, my!" rebounds from Sam Clancy and "Oh, yeah!" three-point baskets from David Bluthenthal and the "Oh, wow!" fireworks from freshman Errick Craven. USC defeated Stanford, 77-58, Thursday night at Maples Pavilion. It was the worst home loss for the Cardinal in nine seasons.
February 5, 2002 |
David Bluthenthal, enduring an up-and-down season, acknowledged Monday that his senior year as a Trojan has been his most exasperating campaign. "My freshman year was frustrating, but I was a freshman. I accepted it and I learned a lot," said the small forward, who left USC's 73-69 loss at Oregon Saturday without speaking to reporters after going two for 11 from the field and missing a potential game-winning three-point shot with four seconds to play.
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 14, 2001 |
If David Bluthenthal had appeared on the old "What's My Line?" TV show, the panel might have tabbed him as a basketball player simply because he is tall. These days, however, few beyond the core fan base at USC or late-night cable hoop fanatics would recognize the 6-foot-7, 225-pound junior as the starting small forward at USC. USC's offense mostly starts and finishes with Sam Clancy, Brian Scalabrine and Brandon Granville.