March 16, 1986 |
Both coaches agreed that the play that ignited seventh-ranked Louisville to its 82-68 victory over No. 14 Bradley was Milt Wagner's block of a jumper by Jim Les when the score was tied midway through the second half at Ogden, Utah. Louisville Coach Denny Crum, whose Cardinals had just blown a seven-point lead at that point of their NCAA West Regional basketball tournament meeting with Bradley on Saturday, decided to employ a box-and-one defense, putting Wagner on Les.
March 2, 1986 |
Bradley Coach Dick Versace worried that his players might be "at each other's throats" after a 15-day tour of Italy last July. Instead, they've been at each other's sides, creating an extraordinary basketball season for the 11th-ranked Braves. "They have a bond of togetherness that most teams don't have," said the 44-year-old Versace. "The chemistry of this team has just elevated their level of play and their poise. "And you know we've been lucky, too."
February 27, 1990 |
Guard Steve Harris, a veteran of four NBA seasons with Houston, Golden State and Detroit, signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers today. Harris, 26, was signed from the Columbus Horizon of the Continental Basketball Assn., where he averaged 25.5 points, third-best in the league. Harris replaces Jim Les on the Clippers' roster. Les had been on two 10-day contracts with the team before being released Monday.
December 16, 2011 |
UCLA vs. UC Davis Where: Honda Center, Anaheim. When: Noon on Saturday. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 4-5. UC Davis 1-8. Record vs. opponent: UCLA leads all-time, 3-0. Update: One of UCLA's weakest areas is guarding the three-point line, but that's UC Davis' biggest strength. The Aggies shoot 36% from beyond the arc and are averaging about nine three-point shots a game. "They really spread you out," UCLA Coach Ben Howland said.
March 31, 1986 |
Bradley guard Jim Les hit a 30-foot jump shot at the buzzer to rally the West to a 94-92 victory over the East Sunday in the 24th annual NABC All-America college basketball game. Les, who scored 10 points and was a key playmaker for his team, shot his long jumper with one second to go to give the West its seventh consecutive victory in the annual meeting of the college senior all-stars.
April 22, 1991 |
Antoine Carr scored 12 of his team's final 15 points and Jim Les tied a career high with 20 points as the Sacramento Kings beat the Clippers, 105-101, Sunday in the season finale for both teams. The Clippers ended Coach Mike Schuler's first season with a 31-51 record, one victory short of the club record for the franchise in Los Angeles. "It's the time of the year we should be getting prepared for next season," Schuler said. "Next season, we shouldn't be packing our bags.