November 18, 1992 |
Former UCLA guard Gerald Madkins, one of the last two players cut by the Chicago Bulls this month, signed with the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Hoops of the Continental Basketball Assn. Former UCLA guard Darrick Martin was cut by the CBA's Rapid City (S.D.) Thrillers.
March 31, 1992 |
UCLA won't be in Minneapolis this weekend for the Final Four. And the Bruins won't soon forget their 106-79 loss to Indiana on Saturday at Albuquerque, N.M., in the West Regional final, the most lopsided drubbing by a top-seeded team since the NCAA tournament selection committee started seeding teams in 1979. Before Saturday, it was an excellent season in Westwood: --UCLA won the Pacific 10 Conference championship for the first time since 1987, ending Arizona's run of four consecutive titles.
February 1, 1992 |
The worst thing that ever happened to Gerald Madkins might have been the best thing that could have happened to this season's UCLA basketball team. If Madkins hadn't been involved in a traffic accident three years ago, suffering pelvic injuries so serious that they sidelined him for an entire season and possibly slowed him a step or two, he might be playing in the NBA.
January 12, 1992 |
UCLA guard Gerald Madkins was overcome with emotion after the Bruins ended Arizona's 71-game home winning streak by beating the No. 6 Wildcats, 89-87, at McKale Center Saturday. Madkins fell to the court and writhed in ecstasy after the second-ranked Bruins ended the longest current winning streak in college basketball. "I just lost it," Madkins said of his wild celebration. "I felt bad after I got up because I'd heard that you should act like you've won before.
December 17, 1991 |
The UCLA basketball team will be without its captain through the holidays. Senior guard Gerald Madkins will be sidelined for at least two weeks after sustaining a broken left hand during Saturday night's 84-64 victory over San Diego State, UCLA said Monday. A team leader and defensive stopper, Madkins might not be able to play until after the third-ranked Bruins play second-ranked Arizona on Jan. 11 at Tucson. "That's a wait-and-see proposition," assistant coach Brad Holland said.
December 8, 1991 |
Blown out by UCLA last season at Pauley Pavilion, intrepid Pepperdine ventured into Westwood again Saturday night with a more experienced, more highly regarded team. The Waves suffered the same fate as a year ago and headed back to Malibu. The Bruins embarrassed them, 98-58, in front of 10,413. "We were awful and they were tremendous," Pepperdine Coach Tom Asbury said. "I don't know what you say after a debacle like that." Asbury must have thought he was looking at videotape.