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.
February 3, 2000 |
In their surge to the four-way tie for first in the Pacific 10 Conference, USC has gotten the performances expected from returning starters Brian Scalabrine, Brandon Granville, Jeff Trepagnier and the injured Sam Clancy. David Bluthenthal was the one starter no one had a read on, which is understandable because Bluthenthal didn't start last season. He averaged 7.6 minutes and 2.1 points in 20 games as a freshman. It took awhile, but the 6-foot-7 forward has found his comfort level.
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.