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April 1, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Edgerson took a redshirt season last year to teach Kindergarten. Let's hope he didn't teach grammar. Asked after Saturday's win over Michigan State whether Arizona had forever shed its image as a soft team, Edgerson responded, "We ain't no punks." Edgerson can tell the kiddies about his contribution to Saturday's win. The senior forward had six points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.
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April 1, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Edgerson took a redshirt season last year to teach Kindergarten. Let's hope he didn't teach grammar. Asked after Saturday's win over Michigan State whether Arizona had forever shed its image as a soft team, Edgerson responded, "We ain't no punks." Edgerson can tell the kiddies about his contribution to Saturday's win. The senior forward had six points, three rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.
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March 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
Another 20-victory season for Arizona, another miserable night for Wildcat center Loren Woods. Luke Walton, with a new Marine-style haircut, matched his season high with 16 points as ninth-ranked Arizona beat Oregon State, 65-54, Thursday night at Tucson to give the Wildcats 20 victories for the 14th season in a row. The 7-foot-2 Woods, in his next-to-last home game, had two points, was 0 for 4 from the field and had two rebounds in 26 minutes.
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March 29, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Loren Woods didn't merely save Arizona with his off-the-mat second-half performance against Illinois, he may have saved his NBA career. The 7-foot-1 senior center has been an enigma all year after looking like a lottery pick after his junior season. When a scout was asked during the tournament how low Woods' NBA stocked had dropped, the guy said, "Antarctica." Opposing crowds had been chanting "CBA, CBA" to Woods, and Coach Lute Olson had nearly given up on solving his center.
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February 1, 1998 | Associated Press
Wake Forest's 7-foot-1 center Loren Woods, who has missed five games after being allowed to leave the team for five games because of emotional troubles, is scheduled to return to practice Monday. Woods was second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in blocked shots and fourth in rebounding before leaving the team on Jan. 16. It is unclear when Woods would play. Woods' periodic mood swings affected his play and concerned Coach Dave Odom.
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February 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
Even though No. 11-ranked Arizona won for the eighth time in nine games by easily defeating Washington as expected, it continued to be a difficult season for Wildcat center Loren Woods. The unheard of happened at McKale Center during Arizona's 82-62 victory Thursday night as a Wildcat player--Woods--was booed by some in the crowd. Coach Lute Olson chastised the crowd for a reaction he said he's never heard in the building before.
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November 20, 2000
Loren Woods, Arizona's 7-foot-1 center, will sit out the first six games of the season for a violation of NCAA rules, pending an appeal, and did not accompany his teammates to the Maui Invitational. The school made the announcement Saturday night, saying that Woods will be eligible to return for a Dec. 9 game at Connecticut unless the NCAA reverses itself and allows him to play. "I'd rather start the season without him than finish it without him," Arizona Coach Lute Olson said Sunday.
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February 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Michael Wright, starting at center in place of the suspended Loren Woods, scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds as No. 7-ranked Arizona recovered from another poor first half to rout Oregon State, 68-41, in a Pacific 10 Conference game Saturday night at Corvallis, Ore. Woods was ordered out of practice by Coach Lute Olson on Friday, a team spokesman said. Woods scored 11 points on four-of-14 shooting in Arizona's 79-67 loss to Oregon on Thursday night. "It's just a personal situation.
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February 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Arizona's 7-foot-1 Loren Woods blocked three shots the first time Oregon had the ball. He was just getting started. "Loren sent a message on the first possession," Arizona Coach Lute Olson said. However, for a good part of Thursday night's game at Tucson, the message didn't get through. Oregon players kept coming at Woods, who kept swatting shots away until he had tied the NCAA record with 14 blocks, but the No.
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February 6, 2000 | BOB BAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Loren Woods left Wake Forest because he was sick of being compared--unfavorably--to Tim Duncan. The slender, 7-foot-1 center found new life across the continent at Arizona, swatting away opponents' shots at a record pace, scoring with his soft jumper and running the court as well as any big man in the game. At 21, he is the popular leader of a young Arizona team that ranks among the best in the country. "He was captain on our team before he ever played a game," teammate Richard Jefferson said.
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March 2, 2001 | From Associated Press
Another 20-victory season for Arizona, another miserable night for Wildcat center Loren Woods. Luke Walton, with a new Marine-style haircut, matched his season high with 16 points as ninth-ranked Arizona beat Oregon State, 65-54, Thursday night at Tucson to give the Wildcats 20 victories for the 14th season in a row. The 7-foot-2 Woods, in his next-to-last home game, had two points, was 0 for 4 from the field and had two rebounds in 26 minutes.
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February 9, 2001 | From Associated Press
Even though No. 11-ranked Arizona won for the eighth time in nine games by easily defeating Washington as expected, it continued to be a difficult season for Wildcat center Loren Woods. The unheard of happened at McKale Center during Arizona's 82-62 victory Thursday night as a Wildcat player--Woods--was booed by some in the crowd. Coach Lute Olson chastised the crowd for a reaction he said he's never heard in the building before.
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February 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Michael Wright, starting at center in place of the suspended Loren Woods, scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds as No. 7-ranked Arizona recovered from another poor first half to rout Oregon State, 68-41, in a Pacific 10 Conference game Saturday night at Corvallis, Ore. Woods was ordered out of practice by Coach Lute Olson on Friday, a team spokesman said. Woods scored 11 points on four-of-14 shooting in Arizona's 79-67 loss to Oregon on Thursday night. "It's just a personal situation.
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November 20, 2000
Loren Woods, Arizona's 7-foot-1 center, will sit out the first six games of the season for a violation of NCAA rules, pending an appeal, and did not accompany his teammates to the Maui Invitational. The school made the announcement Saturday night, saying that Woods will be eligible to return for a Dec. 9 game at Connecticut unless the NCAA reverses itself and allows him to play. "I'd rather start the season without him than finish it without him," Arizona Coach Lute Olson said Sunday.
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November 16, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Arizona Wildcats start the season as one of the greatest college basketball teams ever assembled, but we're much more interested in where they'll end up. Let us not mince words here. Arizona is that good. If you don't believe it, just ask them. "This team can be as good as it wants to be," senior center Loren Woods says. "I think with the talent that we have, it compares up there with anybody in the nation and the history of college basketball."
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March 13, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
1. ARIZONA (26-6) * First-round opponent: Jackson State. * Season in brief: School's 13th consecutive 20-win season under Lute Olson, played nonconference schedule that included wins over Kentucky, Texas and Michigan State, swept Stanford in conference play but also suffered rare home defeat to New Mexico, lost by 26 at Louisiana State, hurt by late-season back injury to center Loren Woods. * Player to watch: Woods.
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December 12, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Loren Woods was late for No. 2-ranked Arizona's game with No. 4 Michigan State at Tucson because of a minor car accident. However, when the usually mild-mannered 7-foot-1 center got aggressive on offense in the second half, it was timely for the Wildcats. After Michigan State had come back from a 19-point deficit to tie the score with 8:20 left, Woods scored the next six points and Arizona took command en route to a 79-68 victory that extended its home-court win streak to 36.
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March 29, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Loren Woods didn't merely save Arizona with his off-the-mat second-half performance against Illinois, he may have saved his NBA career. The 7-foot-1 senior center has been an enigma all year after looking like a lottery pick after his junior season. When a scout was asked during the tournament how low Woods' NBA stocked had dropped, the guy said, "Antarctica." Opposing crowds had been chanting "CBA, CBA" to Woods, and Coach Lute Olson had nearly given up on solving his center.
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February 6, 2000 | BOB BAUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Loren Woods left Wake Forest because he was sick of being compared--unfavorably--to Tim Duncan. The slender, 7-foot-1 center found new life across the continent at Arizona, swatting away opponents' shots at a record pace, scoring with his soft jumper and running the court as well as any big man in the game. At 21, he is the popular leader of a young Arizona team that ranks among the best in the country. "He was captain on our team before he ever played a game," teammate Richard Jefferson said.
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February 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Arizona's 7-foot-1 Loren Woods blocked three shots the first time Oregon had the ball. He was just getting started. "Loren sent a message on the first possession," Arizona Coach Lute Olson said. However, for a good part of Thursday night's game at Tucson, the message didn't get through. Oregon players kept coming at Woods, who kept swatting shots away until he had tied the NCAA record with 14 blocks, but the No.
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