March 18, 2013 |
It couldn't be better. That's how UCLA women's basketball Coach Cori Close described what happened Monday after the NCAA women's college basketball tournament draw was revealed. The Bruins (25-7) received a No. 3 seeding, which is the best they have ever received. They will play their first game, against 14th-seeded Stetson (24-8), and, if they win, their second game against either sixth-seeded Oklahoma or 11th-seeded Central Michigan, at what is a neutral site, in Columbus, Ohio.
March 26, 2013 |
Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall can't wait to get the Shockers to Los Angeles for the West Regional at Staples Center. His ninth-seeded team meets No. 13 La Salle in Thursday night's battle of NCAA overlooked underdogs. Two wins in the West earns one team a trip to the Final Four. You might expect Marshall to be nervous staring into the bright lights of our city, but, truth be told, he's already been front-page news here. His face graced the cover of this Sports section March 16, 1999.
March 4, 2006
Although Gonzaga's Adam Morrison and Duke's J.J. Redick are very fine basketball players, Diane Pucin's feeble efforts to make Morrison out as the better player is an insult to any knowledgeable sports fan. Duke plays the toughest schedule in college basketball, according to the RPI. Gonzaga is ranked ninth and it plays in a conference full of patsies. Until Morrison has to consistently play against top teams, like Redick, he is undeserving of any collegiate MVP awards. JACK ALLEN Pacific Palisades
March 3, 2001 |
All hail Gonzaga, undisputed king of the West Coast Conference. In Malibu, eyes roll. Conference awards were announced this week, apparently to the tune of "Who Let the Bulldogs Out?" Player of the year: Casey Calvary of Gonzaga. Coach of the Year: Mark Few of Gonzaga. Defensive Player of the Year: Mark Spinks of Gonzaga. Newcomer of the year: Blake Stepp of Gonzaga. If there was an award for locker room custodian of the year, the winner undoubtedly would be from Gonzaga.
September 19, 2013 |
The scholarship offers keep coming for 6-foot-11 junior Chance Comanche from Los Angeles View Park Prep. In the past two weeks, Louisville and Gonzaga have made offers, Coach Harold Jones said. Eric.email@example.com
March 26, 2005
Mike Penner dismisses Gonzaga as an "overrated West Coast wannabe." Tell that to Washington, Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech, all of whom fell to the Zags this year. Contrary to Penner's view, Gonzaga does deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the hoop elite such as Wake Forest, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Kansas and Syracuse, all also absent from the round of 16. Pretty good company, huh, Mike? Larry Lasseter Brea OK, so it's game day, Thursday, hours before tipoff on KCBS, and it is the only major CBS affiliate that has not published on its website for its viewers what NCAA games it plans to show tonight.
January 27, 1985
Senior center David Cooke scored a game-high 29 points and had nine rebounds to lead St. Mary's to a 76-71 victory over Pepperdine in West Coast Athletic Confernce action Saturday night. The loss snapped Pepperdine's eight-game winning streak and dropped the Waves to 14-7 overall and into a first-place tie with Gonzaga in the WCAC at 3-1. St. Mary's improved to 10-8 overall.
February 12, 1987 |
In the last three weeks of the West Coast Athletic Conference basketball race, Pepperdine is jockeying for better position. But the Waves may be riding the wrong horse this week. The Waves, 3-6 in conference play and 8-14 overall, are on the road, where they are 0-9 this season. They are at Portland (5-4, 13-9) tonight and go against Gonzaga (6-3, 15-7) on Saturday night.
March 18, 2013 |
Join Times college basketball writer Chris Dufresne and college basketball editor Mike Hiserman at 11 a.m. today for a live video chat as they discuss the upcoming NCAA men's tournament. As Dufrense wrote on Sunday , "Louisville deservedly and emphatically garnered this year's top overall seeding after elbowing its way to the Big East tournament title. "This turned out to be a not-very-controversial Selection Sunday in a wide-open year when it was tough to find 68 qualified applicants.