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March 21, 2004 | Mike Terry
Mideast Regional No. 10 UCLA at No. 7 MINNESOTA * Site: Williams Arena, Minneapolis * Time: 11:30 a.m. PST * What to watch for: Whoever controls the tempo controls the game. UCLA (17-12) wants it fast and loose in an attempt to exhaust the bigger Gopher squad. It's a strategy that worked against Ohio State, Arizona and USC, and it's most effective when UCLA's powerhouse trio of Noelle Quinn, Nikki Blue and Lisa Willis are playing well as a unit.
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April 6, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Lisa Willis is leaving Westwood for Staples Center. The UCLA guard was selected by the Sparks with the fifth pick of the WNBA draft Wednesday. "It doesn't really get any better than this," Willis said at the league's draft headquarters at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. "This is more than what I've dreamed of. I'm just happy and hope everything plays out well, which is my dream." Willis averaged 14.2 points in her college career and 17.
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December 23, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Senior guard Lisa Willis scored a career-high tying 31 points Thursday to lead UCLA to a 79-64 Pacific 10 Conference victory over Oregon State at Pauley Pavilion. Willis scored 16 of her 31 points in the last 4:22 to turn a three-point game into a 15-point victory. Oregon State, 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference, stayed close in the second half and rallied to within 62-59 with about four minutes left after trailing by 10 at the 9:11 mark.
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February 18, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
She has nearly always been the extra one, the third, fourth or fifth wheel. Her athletic talent was undeniable, yet circumstances beyond her control seemed to keep her in the background. But Lisa Willis couldn't be kept in the shadows this season. As the UCLA senior prepares to play her final home game today against cross-town rival USC, the 5-foot-11 guard's impact is clear.
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April 6, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
Lisa Willis is leaving Westwood for Staples Center. The UCLA guard was selected by the Sparks with the fifth pick of the WNBA draft Wednesday. "It doesn't really get any better than this," Willis said at the league's draft headquarters at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. "This is more than what I've dreamed of. I'm just happy and hope everything plays out well, which is my dream." Willis averaged 14.2 points in her college career and 17.
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February 18, 2006 | Mike Terry, Times Staff Writer
She has nearly always been the extra one, the third, fourth or fifth wheel. Her athletic talent was undeniable, yet circumstances beyond her control seemed to keep her in the background. But Lisa Willis couldn't be kept in the shadows this season. As the UCLA senior prepares to play her final home game today against cross-town rival USC, the 5-foot-11 guard's impact is clear.
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January 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
Nikki Blue had 20 points and 14 assists, and No. 25 UCLA overcame a halftime deficit to beat California, 85-70, on Saturday. Amanda Livingston scored a career-high 23 points and Lisa Willis had 14 for the Bruins (12-6, 6-3 Pacific 10 Conference). UCLA, which forced 26 turnovers in its fourth straight win over Cal, took control with a 14-2 run midway through the second half. Renee Wright scored 16 points for the Golden Bears (8-10, 2-7), who took a 39-36 lead to halftime.
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June 29, 2007 | Lauren Peterson
vs. New York, 7:30, NBA TV Site -- Staples Center. Radio -- 1150. Records -- Sparks 7-6, Liberty 7-7. Record vs. Liberty (2006) -- 1-1. Update -- Fresh off an impressive victory Wednesday against Sacramento, the Sparks will face New York for the first time this season. The Liberty has dropped three games in a row and seven of its last nine.
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April 5, 2007
The No. 1 picks in the WNBA drafts, and the Sparks' top pick (with overall selection): * acquired Nikki Teasley, the No. 5 pick, in a draft-day trade *--* Year No. 1 pick Sparks' first pick Overall 1997 Tina Thompson, Houston Jamila Wideman No. 3 1998 Margo Dydek, Utah Allison Feaster No. 5 1999 Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington DeLisha Milton No. 4 2000 Ann Wauters, Cleveland Nicole Kubik No. 15 2001 Lauren Jackson, Seattle Camille Cooper No. 16 2002 Sue Bird, Seattle Rosalind Ross * No.
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January 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Noelle Quinn had 25 points and 11 rebounds in UCLA's 90-87 overtime victory over California on Sunday. Lisa Willis had 20 points and eight rebounds for UCLA, (12-8, 7-4 Pacific 10 Conference), and Lindsay Pluimer had 17 points and nine rebounds. The Bruins shot 81.8% from the free-throw line to 57.7% for the Golden Bears. Devanei Hampton led Cal (14-7, 6-5) with 24 points, Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 22, and Ashley Walker had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
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December 23, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Senior guard Lisa Willis scored a career-high tying 31 points Thursday to lead UCLA to a 79-64 Pacific 10 Conference victory over Oregon State at Pauley Pavilion. Willis scored 16 of her 31 points in the last 4:22 to turn a three-point game into a 15-point victory. Oregon State, 6-3 overall and 0-2 in the conference, stayed close in the second half and rallied to within 62-59 with about four minutes left after trailing by 10 at the 9:11 mark.
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March 21, 2004 | Mike Terry
Mideast Regional No. 10 UCLA at No. 7 MINNESOTA * Site: Williams Arena, Minneapolis * Time: 11:30 a.m. PST * What to watch for: Whoever controls the tempo controls the game. UCLA (17-12) wants it fast and loose in an attempt to exhaust the bigger Gopher squad. It's a strategy that worked against Ohio State, Arizona and USC, and it's most effective when UCLA's powerhouse trio of Noelle Quinn, Nikki Blue and Lisa Willis are playing well as a unit.
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March 24, 2002 | From staff reports
City Honors Burns, Adams, Willis Evan Burns from Fairfax High and Hassan Adams from Westchester have been selected the City Section co-players of the year in boys' basketball and Lisa Willis of Narbonne has been selected the section's most valuable player in girls' basketball. Adams led Westchester to the City Championship, defeating Fairfax and Burns in the City final. Adams has already signed with Arizona. Burns has committed to UCLA.
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January 26, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Nikki Blue made a layup with 1.7 seconds left to give UCLA a 67-66 women's basketball victory over California on Sunday in front of 2,169 at Pauley Pavilion. Blue led the Bruins, 9-9 overall and 4-5 in the Pacific 10 Conference, with 19 points. Noelle Quinn had 18 points and Lisa Willis 16. Kiki Williams led Cal (9-9, 2-7) with 24 points. UCLA rallied from a 12-point deficit with 15:58 to play, using a full-court press that led to 14 second-half turnovers.
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