March 16, 1996 |
* Massachusetts handed Stanford its worst loss of the season a year ago, 75-53, in the second round. Cardinal point guard Brevin Knight will have to deal with Massachusetts' Carmelo Travieso and Edgar Padilla, called by Stanford Coach Mike Montgomery "probably the two best defensive guards in the country." Stanford can't match up up front, but who can with Marcus Camby? The Minuteman center scored 14 points and had 17 rebounds in a 92-70 first-round victory over Central Florida.
December 13, 1995 |
Edgar Padilla scored 17 points and Marcus Camby got a rest Tuesday as No. 3 Massachusetts used an early 17-0 run to beat North Carolina Wilmington, Minutemen Coach John Calipari's former school, 77-51, at Amherst, Mass. The Minutemen (6-0) missed their first six shots but rebounded from an 8-2 deficit to take a 19-8 lead. It was 43-23 at halftime and North Carolina Wilmington (2-5) never got closer than 18.
April 7, 1990
Jennifer Kimble pitched a no-hitter to lead Ocean View High School to a 2-0 victory over Westminster in a Sunset League softball game at Ocean View Friday. Kimble (7-5) struck out 12 and also had an RBI triple for Ocean View (9-5, 1-1). In other Sunset League softball: Fountain Valley 1, Edison 0--Rae Rice (7-0) pitched a one-hitter, striking out 10 and walking none to lead visiting Fountain Valley (10-3, 2-0).
March 30, 1996 |
They are former pipsqueak point guards driven by blind ambition and Type-A personalities. Neither was going to make the NBA as a player, or end up pushing a broom, either. They look alike, talk alike--in machine-gun flurries--and share similar tastes in wardrobe and hair gels. Rick Pitino and John Calipari were born to coach. And pontificate. The end game was always to get here, the Final Four, yet it wasn't supposed to end up like this.
March 31, 1996 |
Because their road to the Final Four had mostly produced road kill, the Kentucky Wildcats could tell you everything about their game except what they'd do in a close one. They found out Saturday. Driven to a near panic attack by an opponent that lived on the edge all season, Kentucky kept its head down the stretch and defeated Massachusetts, 81-74, before 19,229 at the Meadowlands Arena. The victory avenged a 10-point defeat to UMass on Nov.
January 5, 1996 |
Marcus Camby was again the center of attention for the No. 1 team in college basketball, but Massachusetts stayed unbeaten Thursday night in large part because Camby gets plenty of help. Camby scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in leading the Minutemen (11-0), but forward Donta Bright's 15 points--five of which gave Massachusetts its last two leads in the final 2:06--were plenty important.