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April 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
Louisiana State's Seimone Augustus was named the winner of the 2005 Naismith Trophy on Tuesday as women's college player of the year. Augustus, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 20.1 points and 4.5 rebounds for the Tigers, leading them to their second straight trip to the NCAA Final Four and a 33-3 record. Augustus also won the United States Basketball Writers Assn. player-of-the-year award and the Associated Press player-of-the-year award this season.
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February 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Southern Illinois' Jamaal Tatum won the personal battle with Butler's A.J. Graves -- and the bigger one too. As two of the nation's premier mid-major guards went head-to-head, Tatum made the bigger shots and the key free throws Saturday to help the 16th-ranked Salukis pull off their first road win over a ranked opponent in more than three decades -- 68-64 over No. 13 Butler. "Somebody had to lose today, and that's the way it went," Butler Coach Todd Lickliter said.
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June 16, 1991
This letter is in response to recent articles written about Northridge basketball Coach Pete Cassidy. In terms of his recruiting effort, recruiting, first of all, is not an exact science. You can take isolated cases and overall make things very damaging. Why is the recruiting of Mike Almeido 11 years ago an issue today? The recruiting of Gary Gray was also called into question. At the time Gary Gray graduated from Granada Hills he was a legitimate Division I player being pursued by mid-major schools.
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December 26, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD
ROBYN NORWOOD'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS AND COMMENTS: Rk School (Record)Comment 1 DUKE (10-0)Didn't quite need Christian Laettner against Kentucky this time. 2 KENTUCKY (7-2)Rick Pitino visits his old Kentucky home Saturday. 3 KANSAS (9-1)If only Jayhawks would play like December in March. 4 FLORIDA (9-1)Football-basketball power. Like Maryland. 5 OKLAHOMA STATE (12-0)Notable test against Ball State ahead. 6 OKLAHOMA (9-1)A most impressive victory over Terrapins.
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January 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Duke forward David McClure is doubtful for the eighth-ranked Blue Devils' game against Virginia on Thursday because of a knee injury. McClure hyperextended his left knee after a collision in the second half of Duke's 75-61 victory over Boston College on Sunday. An MRI after the game showed no structural damage to the knee. It was the same knee that he hurt in 2005 and kept him sidelined for the 2005-06 season. "We'll see how he responds to treatment this week," Coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
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March 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
There was no getting past it. Ryan Kelly could be the best Lakers teammate Kendall Marshall ever had, and it still wouldn't compensate for two things. Kelly went to Duke. Marshall went to North Carolina. Those rivals go together about as well as ketchup and coffee. "Oh, I've never liked him," Marshall conceded when asked about his reaction to sharing a locker room with a Blue Devil upon joining the Lakers in December. "I didn't care for him at all. " The feeling was, predictably, mutual.
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March 14, 2006 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Johnny Gray shares the name his father made famous by competing in four Olympics. So sure, the Pacific point guard tried track and field. "I was pretty good at it, but I didn't like the practices," Gray said, then grinned. "Too much running for me." His father, standing under the basket as his son snipped a strand of the net and tucked it behind his ear after being named most valuable player of the Big West tournament Saturday in Anaheim, had to laugh.
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April 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
New Mexico State President Michael Martin and the 47-year-old recruit had met for nearly an hour. Martin decided it was time to make his pitch. "I said, 'Reggie, join us. Place a bet. If you'll come along and cast your dice with us, A, we're going to have fun and B, I think we can be successful.' " Reggie Theus, a former NBA All-Star and more recently Rick Pitino's chief recruiter at Louisville, took the gamble and became the newest face in the makeover of NMSU athletics.
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March 11, 2002 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cameras were there to record the celebration. They got little but a cold, hard stare and a shift in his seat from Gonzaga Coach Mark Few. He had just seen the NCAA selection committee try to wrest the men's basketball tournament back from the little guys. Gonzaga, ranked No. 6 in the country and a veteran of the last three Sweet 16s, hoped to be seeded No. 2 or--somewhat more realistically--No. 3 in its region.
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February 21, 2002 | Robyn Norword
It's time to consider Cinderella contenders. Before you scramble to claim Ball State, take note: Despite those early-season upsets of Kansas and UCLA, the Cardinals are in considerable danger of missing the NCAA tournament. At 17-9 with an RPI in the 60s, Ball State might need to win the Mid-American Conference's scratch-and-claw tournament just to earn a spot. (Even beating now-No. 1 Kansas might not overcome some bad conference slip-ups.) You say you want to stick with Gonzaga?
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