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February 13, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
The world's nicest guy learned to play basketball by having his face broken. That's typical. Hard knocks are the one thing that have come easy to Jim Usevitch, Brigham Young University's 6-foot 9-inch senior center. Elbows, remedial reading classes, cuts to his face and from basketball rosters, scholarships offered then taken away, blood. Through the years, short-term misfortune has stuck to Usevitch.
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February 13, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
The world's nicest guy learned to play basketball by having his face broken. That's typical. Hard knocks are the one thing that have come easy to Jim Usevitch, Brigham Young University's 6-foot 9-inch senior center. Elbows, remedial reading classes, cuts to his face and from basketball rosters, scholarships offered then taken away, blood. Through the years, short-term misfortune has stuck to Usevitch.
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December 5, 1987 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
It's not getting any easier for UCLA's basketball team, which invited a string of top teams to play at Pauley Pavilion this month. Tonight, at 7:30, the Bruins will face Brigham Young. BYU is not a team to let the Bruins coast between a tough loss to Temple Thursday night and a real test against St. John's next Saturday. "We don't have an easy game on our schedule," UCLA Coach Walt Hazzard said. "But I'm told by our people that it's good for us."
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October 20, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The Clippers' worst fears were realized Saturday, when Charles Smith was found to have torn cartilage in his right knee and underwent arthroscopic surgery that is expected to keep him out four to six weeks. Team physician Tony Daly, who performed the operation at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital, said Smith had a "pretty good-sized tear" on the outside of the knee.
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June 11, 1992 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Jim Usevitch and Ricky Butler, former basketball standouts at Ocean View, had their jerseys retired at the school's alumni game last Thursday night. Usevitch, a 6-foot-9 center, averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds during his senior season (1981-82). He earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors at Brigham Young and has played professionally the last four years in Europe and Israel. Butler, a 6-6 center, was an All-American in 1985 when he led Ocean View to the Southern Section 5-A final.
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December 14, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
The noise was deafening. There were 18,120 spectators on their feet, screaming for Cal State Fullerton's Richard Morton to throw up an air ball and give the Pride of Provo a chance. He didn't. Morton hit both ends of a one-and-one free-throw situation with 15 seconds to play to give Fullerton a 59-56 victory over Brigham Young in the championship game of the BYU tournament Saturday night in a noisy Marriott Center.
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February 7, 1988 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
The world's nicest guy learned to play basketball by having his face broken. Typical. Hard knocks are the one thing that have come easily to Jim Usevitch, Brigham Young University's 6-foot 9-inch senior center. Elbows, remedial reading classes, cuts to his face and from basketball rosters, scholarships offered and then taken away, blood. Through the years, short-term misfortune has stuck to Usevitch like a leaky paste pot.
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February 3, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Sophomore guard Earl Duncan came off the bench to score 19 points as Syracuse defeated Providence, 92-71, in a Big East game Tuesday night at Syracuse, N.Y. Duncan helped the Orangemen break away from Providence in the first half with hot outside shooting. Sophomore forward Derrick Coleman had 20 points and 19 rebounds, and Stephen Thompson scored 15 points for Syracuse, which defeated the Friars for the 17th straight time in league play.
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December 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Florida Coach Norm Sloan didn't lose faith in point guard Andrew Moten despite his 40% shooting and subpar 13-point average in the first six games this season. Tuesday night at Gainesville, Fla., the Gator senior proved he deserved his coach's confidence. Moten scored 32 points to lead Florida to an easy 96-75 victory over Louisiana State in its Southeastern Conference opener.
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