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March 7, 2009 | David Wharton
Almost five years have passed since Josh Shipp left high school, excited to get a scholarship to play at UCLA. "I still feel like I'm that little kid," he said. "Just came here when I was 18. Time flies when you're having fun, I guess." Today's matchup between the 20th-ranked Bruins and Oregon marks the final home game for Shipp and two other scholarship seniors, center Alfred Aboya and guard Darren Collison. There will be a ceremony introducing the players with their parents.
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March 22, 2009 | David Wharton
It wasn't what UCLA seniors Darren Collison, Josh Shipp and Alfred Aboya had envisioned. Not sitting on the bench in the final disheartening moments of an 89-69 loss to Villanova in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Wachovia Center. "It's obviously disappointing ending your career on a big down like this one," Aboya said. The trio leaves UCLA with more victories than any other class in school history. Shipp and Collison rank 12th and 16th, respectively, in scoring.
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January 19, 2007 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
This was supposed to be about two Shipps, passing in the night. Instead, the warm-and-fuzzy story about brothers Josh and Jerren Shipp turned into a stressful night for No. 3 UCLA, which fell behind lowly Arizona State by 11 points -- the Bruins' largest deficit of the season -- before coming back for a 60-50 victory Thursday night in front of 10,188 at Pauley Pavilion.
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March 18, 2009 | David Wharton
Now the smile makes sense. Now, when Josh Shipp gets that grin on his face, it means he has drained a jump shot or driven to the rim for another two points. "I'm definitely having fun," he says. The kind of fun that results from a late-season hot streak, the UCLA swingman leading his team with an average of better than 19 points during the last month. "Probably the best he's played in his career," Coach Ben Howland says.
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March 18, 2009 | David Wharton
Now the smile makes sense. Now, when Josh Shipp gets that grin on his face, it means he has drained a jump shot or driven to the rim for another two points. "I'm definitely having fun," he says. The kind of fun that results from a late-season hot streak, the UCLA swingman leading his team with an average of better than 19 points during the last month. "Probably the best he's played in his career," Coach Ben Howland says.
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March 15, 2008
I firmly believe that the supervisor of officials who said that Josh Shipp's shot over the backboard should not have counted is incorrect. If he isn't wrong, the rule needs to be changed. Shipp was inbounds when he shot the ball over the corner of the backboard. The ball never touched the backboard, if it had even scraped the board the supervisor would be correct in his thinking. However, when the ball never touched anything but net, at no time was the ball out of bounds. That being said, in all honesty, UCLA needs to get tougher mentally.
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March 21, 2004 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Fairfax boys' basketball team looked a bit lost in the first half Saturday against Concord De La Salle in the Divison I state final -- until Josh Shipp rediscovered his shooting touch. Shipp, a UCLA-bound senior guard, tied a Division I state record with five three-point baskets, all in the second half, and the Lions allowed the fewest points in state finals history in a 51-35 victory at Arco Arena.
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November 3, 2006 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Josh Shipp whipped the pass to a wide-open Arron Afflalo, who made the three-point basket 21 seconds into UCLA's 73-43 exhibition victory over Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. There was plenty of time later to see freshman point guard Russell Westbrook run a fastbreak about 10 seconds into his Bruins debut, to watch sophomore Alfred Aboya plant his sturdy body in the lane and push out intruders, to see another rookie, gangly James Keefe, fight for seven rebounds.
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September 23, 2005 | Lonnie White
UCLA's basketball team could be without sophomore Josh Shipp for at least the first month of the season if the small forward decides to have hip surgery. Shipp, one of four returning starters from last season's NCAA tournament team, injured his hip this summer and a recent MRI test revealed a cartilage tear. He was scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery at UCLA Medical Center today but that was postponed on Thursday.
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December 3, 2008 | David Wharton, Wharton is a Times staff writer.
The last few seasons, UCLA assigned the likes of Russell Westbrook, Arron Afflalo and Cedric Bozeman to guard the other team's top scorer. On Thursday night, when the No. 12 Bruins face No. 8 Texas in Austin, the task will go to senior swingman Josh Shipp. Coach Ben Howland said his team would begin the game at Frank Erwin Center with Shipp guarding Damion James, a 6-foot-7, 222-pound junior who is averaging 14.5 points and eight rebounds. "We can't simulate Damion" in practice, Howland said.
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March 10, 2009 | Staff Reports
USC forward Taj Gibson was named Pacific 10 Conference defensive player of the year Monday, and UCLA guard Darren Collison made the All-Pac-10 team for the second time in his career. Conference coaches voted Arizona State's James Harden player of the year and Washington guard Isaiah Thomas freshman of the year. Lorenzo Romar, who guided the Huskies to their first outright title since 1953, was named coach of the year.
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March 8, 2009 | David Wharton
With a pregame ceremony that featured mothers and fathers and Coach Ben Howland giving hugs at midcourt, UCLA bid goodbye to its winningest class in school history. The designation is relative: During much of Coach John Wooden's heyday, seasons were shorter and freshmen ineligible. Still, the 20th-ranked Bruins' 94-68 victory over Oregon on Saturday added to impressive numbers that seniors Alfred Aboya, Darren Collison and Josh Shipp have amassed since arriving in Westwood.
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March 7, 2009 | David Wharton
Almost five years have passed since Josh Shipp left high school, excited to get a scholarship to play at UCLA. "I still feel like I'm that little kid," he said. "Just came here when I was 18. Time flies when you're having fun, I guess." Today's matchup between the 20th-ranked Bruins and Oregon marks the final home game for Shipp and two other scholarship seniors, center Alfred Aboya and guard Darren Collison. There will be a ceremony introducing the players with their parents.
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March 6, 2009 | David Wharton
In case anyone missed it, Josh Shipp has played some decent basketball lately. "Just being aggressive," he said. "Just being confident." In case anyone missed it, the UCLA swingman offered a reminder Thursday night. As in 17 straight points during a four-minute stretch in the first half. As in 27 points for the game, a season high for the Bruins.
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February 27, 2009 | David Wharton
The thought occurred to more than one player on the UCLA basketball team. Oh no. Not again. The Bruins had fallen behind early to a Stanford team that was draining one jump shot after another, dredging up memories of last week's upset loss to Washington State. This time would be different. A calmer and somewhat wiser UCLA team buckled down on defense and got some big-time offense from senior Josh Shipp, slipping past the Cardinal, 76-71, at Maples Pavilion on Thursday night.
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February 20, 2009 | David Wharton
It seems that reports of UCLA's demise had been greatly exaggerated. Two straight losses and a tumble down the rankings had generated serious doubts about a team trying to win its fourth consecutive Pacific 10 Conference title and make another run deep into the NCAA tournament. But on Thursday night, the Bruins showed that no one should count them out of the race. At least not yet.
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March 23, 2008 | Mike Hiserman, Times Staff Writer
Donald Sloan's driving runner in the lane was blocked, that much was clear right away. Who blocked it was the topic of some debate after the game. Most observers sitting court-side credited Josh Shipp. But statisticians at first credited Kevin Love -- perhaps by habit. Love already had seven blocks, and for a while officially had eight. Which came as a surprise to Shipp. "I got it," he confirmed in the locker room, "but as long as we win, I don't care who they gave it to."
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January 10, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
UCLA, already minus its air of invincibility thanks to Oregon, also will be without its No. 2 scorer, Josh Shipp, in Saturday's game against USC. Coach Ben Howland said Tuesday that an ultrasound test had revealed a small tear in Shipp's right hamstring and that the sophomore swingman would sit out the morning matchup of Pacific 10 Conference co-leaders at the Galen Center. "He wants to play, of course," Howland said, "but I'm very worried about this becoming something that can get worse.
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January 18, 2009 | David Wharton
It's not often that the visiting team holds a decided advantage in free throws, but Arizona State got to the line more than twice as much as UCLA did on Saturday afternoon. And the Sun Devils took advantage, making 14 of 17 foul shots on their way to a 61-58 upset victory at Pauley Pavilion. Arizona State guard James Harden played a big role in the discrepancy, drawing fouls by attacking the basket, making seven of nine free throws. UCLA, settling for too many outside shots, was seven of eight.
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January 5, 2009 | David Wharton
This is what UCLA did not want. The Bruins did not want to let a struggling Oregon team stay close into the final minutes. They did not want a relatively tame McArthur Court crowd to find its lungs, filling the old arena with a constant roar as the clock ticked down. This is what UCLA needed.
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