February 15, 2000 |
The smallest Trojan continues to carry the heaviest Pacific 10 load for USC. Brandon Granville, all 5-9 of him, is averaging 39.9 minutes in conference play. That includes two overtime games, against Washington and Arizona State. It's the most court time logged by a Trojan in the Pac-10 since Wayne Carlander averaged 40 minutes a game in 1984-85. During that season, Carlander played in a four-overtime game and two-overtime game against UCLA, as well as an overtime game against Oregon State.
July 3, 2000 |
Brazil's Emanuel Rego and Jose Loiola defeated countrymen Ze'Marco de Melo and Ricardo Santos, 16-14, in the final of the Chicago Grand Slam beach volleyball tournament Sunday. Both teams secured berths in the Sydney Olympics by reaching the final round in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour event. Rego and Loiola shared $32,000 for their second FIVB Tour victory this season. Led by an upset effort by ninth-seeded Linda Hanley and Nancy Reno, four U.S.
January 27, 2002 |
Connecticut finally made the national rankings Monday, barely, at No. 25. Saturday's nationally televised 100-98 overtime victory over No. 10 Arizona should earn the Huskies a little more attention. "It's clearly the biggest statement we've made as a team this year, and it was a great basketball game," Connecticut Coach Jim Calhoun said. "We had to draw everything out within ourselves to win." Connecticut freshmen Emeka Okafor and Ben Gordon shared the spotlight.
February 23, 2003 |
The ignorance might have been feigned in the interest of modesty, but forward Jason Kapono insisted he was unaware that his first three-point basket Saturday was his 300th as a Bruin. "I didn't know that," he said. "Never thought about it." Kapono, a senior, began the season as UCLA's record-holder from long range and is chasing the Pacific 10 Conference record of 323 set by Stevin Smith of Arizona State from 1991 to '94. Kapono made five of 10 against Stanford to give him 304 in 675 attempts.
April 2, 2003 |
Three players who will participate in the Final Four -- Nick Collison of Kansas, T.J. Ford of Texas and Dwyane Wade of Marquette -- are among the top five vote-getters for the John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the college basketball player of the year. Hollis Price of Oklahoma and David West of Xavier are the other two finalists for the Wooden Award, which will be announced April 12 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
April 7, 2001
Mike Penner's article ["Announcers Show True Colors," April 3] was on the point. Although Billy Packer is a knowledgeable basketball man, his bias is difficult to stomach if you're from the West, and probably a culinary delight in ACC country. This is fine, but as you point out, he is working for a company supposedly dishing out sports treats in an unbiased manner. One could comment on the obviously biased officiating the first few minutes of the game, which set the tone. Who can't love Shane Battier, but surely Jason Gardner was mauled a few times going to the paint with no foul called.
February 2, 2001 |
Bryan Bracey scored 23 points as Oregon took advantage of a terrible shooting by No. 7-ranked Arizona to win, 79-67, on Thursday night at Eugene, Ore. Oregon, 12-6 overall and 3-5 in the Pacific 10, also got 17 points from Luke Ridnour in getting consecutive victories against Arizona for the first time since 1983. Oregon came back from a 17-point deficit to beat the then-No. 3 Wildcats at McArthur Court, 86-81, last season.
April 1, 2001 |
Arizona guard Gilbert Arenas had 12 points, seven assists and six steals--but he didn't stick around to talk about his performance. He was escorted out with an ice pack strapped to his right shoulder as reporters poured into the locker room. He stayed to watch the first half of the Maryland-Duke game and still wore the ice pack.
March 19, 2001 |
Arizona's answer for Butler's disciplined style of play was defense. All over the floor, all the time. On the inside and at the perimeter. "Defensively we're a talented team. People look at our scores and talk about our offense, 80 and 90 points, but we hold teams to low shooting percentages," Arizona center Loren Woods said. "We knew we had to bury this team after they hung around for 20 or 25 minutes." And in the second half, the Wildcats' talent was too much for the tenacious Bulldogs.