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April 5, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
The NCAA tournament final between Michigan and defending champion Duke on Monday night at the Metrodome is a rematch of a game won by Duke in overtime, 88-85, last Dec. 14 at Ann Arbor, Mich. The top-ranked Blue Devils didn't seem too surprised that Michigan had made it this far, despite the Wolverines' youth.
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July 15, 2012
Kenny Heitz, 65, who played on three NCAA basketball championship teams at UCLA in the 1960s, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades after a battle with cancer, the school announced. At a time when freshmen were not eligible to play varsity sports, he joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor), Lucius Allen and Lynn Shackelford on the 1965-66 freshman team that defeated the two-time defending national varsity champion in the first game played at Pauley Pavilion. For the next three seasons, Heitz was a 6-foot-3 forward and guard for Coach John Wooden's varsity squad.
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April 3, 1993 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Startling NCAA tournament statistic No. 1: Kentucky has beaten Utah, Wake Forest and Florida State by a total of 80 points. That's 21, 34 and 25 points, respectively. Startling NCAA tournament statistic No. 2: Michigan has beaten UCLA, George Washington and Temple by a total of 15 points. That's two, eight and five points, respectively. A team on a roll against a team on a roller coaster.
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April 4, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
All is right again in women's basketball. Tennessee, ending a nine-year break between titles, once again rules the collegiate game after rolling to a 59-46 victory over upstart Rutgers on Tuesday night in Quicken Loans Arena to win its seventh NCAA championship. Although Coach Pat Summitt's Lady Vols have reached the Final Four six times in the last nine seasons, Tennessee had not won a national title since 1998, losing to Connecticut in the championship game in 2000, 2003 and 2004.
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March 31, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three cities, three scenes, three slices of life in women's college basketball, toddling as it is out of NCAA infancy and into the sometimes unstable, often insecure pre-teen stage: --College Park, Md. There are 14,500 jammed into every nook and cranny of Cole Field House on Feb. 11. They are yelling at a fever pitch during the game, featuring No. 1 ranked Maryland against No. 2 Virginia. "There were more like 17,000 actually in that gym," Virginia Coach Debbie Ryan said.
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March 14, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louisiana Tech's NCAA Women's Tournament game against Cal State Fullerton--and the Lady Techsters' season--hit the skids with five seconds remaining Wednesday night. Trailing by two points, Louisiana Tech guard Sheila Ethridge drove into the front court, but when she pulled up for a shot, her right foot slid and she was called for traveling.
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March 31, 1992 | PETE THOMAS
Ticket sales for the NCAA women's Final Four this weekend at the Sports Arena are expected to surpass figures for the 1984 event--the only other time it was held in Los Angeles--even though there are no local teams involved. As of Monday afternoon, about 10,000 tickets had been sold for the two-day event, and those figures did not include tickets available to the schools involved. Each is offered 500 and can request more. UCLA played host to the Final Four in 1984.
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March 21, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Hamilton dreamed no dreams Thursday night. That's because he stayed up into the wee hours, waiting to watch his dream on the highlight shows. Hamilton, incredibly, was one of the few people who still hadn't seen the buzzer-beating shot he made against Washington to send Connecticut into the East Regional final today against North Carolina at Greensboro Coliseum. Second-seeded Connecticut will be trying to reach the Final Four for the first time.
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April 3, 1993
KANSAS (29-6) Road to Final Four: Ball State, 94-72; Brigham Young, 90-76; California, 93-76; Indiana, 83-77. Losses: Michigan, 86-74, at Rainbow Classic; CS Long Beach, 64-49; at Nebraska, 68-64; Oklahoma, 80-77; at Iowa State, 75-71; Kansas State, 74-67, in Big Eight tournament. Record vs. Final Top 25: 5-1. STARTERS RICHARD SCOTT, 6-7, Jr., F Statistics: 10.7 points, 5.4 rebounds. Comment: Tough inside defender who plays bigger; shot 65% in four NCAA games. DARRIN HANCOCK, 6-7, Jr.
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March 24, 1991 | Associated Press
Fred Stafford, who scored 24 points, led a second-half surge as North Alabama defeated mistake-prone Bridgeport (Conn.), 79-72, Saturday in the NCAA Division II championship game. The Lions (24-9), who also won the Division II title in 1979, started quickly when Stafford scored seven of North Alabama's first eight points. North Alabama led, 35-34, at halftime. Bridgeport (26-8) was led by Lambert Shell, who had 21 points and 17 rebounds. Shell was named the tournament's MVP.
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March 21, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Hamilton dreamed no dreams Thursday night. That's because he stayed up into the wee hours, waiting to watch his dream on the highlight shows. Hamilton, incredibly, was one of the few people who still hadn't seen the buzzer-beating shot he made against Washington to send Connecticut into the East Regional final today against North Carolina at Greensboro Coliseum. Second-seeded Connecticut will be trying to reach the Final Four for the first time.
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April 5, 1994 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, stretching his spring vacation for one last day, played out a sports fan's fantasy Monday by attending opening day at Cleveland's new baseball stadium, then flying on to Charlotte, N.C., to see his beloved Arkansas Razorbacks win the NCAA basketball championship, 76-72. Clinton, who makes no pretense of objectivity when it comes to Arkansas basketball, could be seen during the game hooting vigorously and nervously watching the seesaw action.
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April 3, 1993 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Startling NCAA tournament statistic No. 1: Kentucky has beaten Utah, Wake Forest and Florida State by a total of 80 points. That's 21, 34 and 25 points, respectively. Startling NCAA tournament statistic No. 2: Michigan has beaten UCLA, George Washington and Temple by a total of 15 points. That's two, eight and five points, respectively. A team on a roll against a team on a roller coaster.
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April 3, 1993
KANSAS (29-6) Road to Final Four: Ball State, 94-72; Brigham Young, 90-76; California, 93-76; Indiana, 83-77. Losses: Michigan, 86-74, at Rainbow Classic; CS Long Beach, 64-49; at Nebraska, 68-64; Oklahoma, 80-77; at Iowa State, 75-71; Kansas State, 74-67, in Big Eight tournament. Record vs. Final Top 25: 5-1. STARTERS RICHARD SCOTT, 6-7, Jr., F Statistics: 10.7 points, 5.4 rebounds. Comment: Tough inside defender who plays bigger; shot 65% in four NCAA games. DARRIN HANCOCK, 6-7, Jr.
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April 5, 1992 | JERRY CROWE
The NCAA tournament final between Michigan and defending champion Duke on Monday night at the Metrodome is a rematch of a game won by Duke in overtime, 88-85, last Dec. 14 at Ann Arbor, Mich. The top-ranked Blue Devils didn't seem too surprised that Michigan had made it this far, despite the Wolverines' youth.
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April 4, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
Corie Blount and Erik Martin, the Dons of Dunk, were hovering above the rim one night last March, occupying their customary air space, when a voice rang out in the crowd. "Are they signed?" Rick Pitino wanted to know. It was late in the recruiting season--the evening of the 1991 California State community college championship final, to be exact--but it never hurts to ask, or so Pitino thought. "Yeah," someone told the University of Kentucky basketball coach. "Right up the road from you.
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April 4, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
Corie Blount and Erik Martin, the Dons of Dunk, were hovering above the rim one night last March, occupying their customary air space, when a voice rang out in the crowd. "Are they signed?" Rick Pitino wanted to know. It was late in the recruiting season--the evening of the 1991 California State community college championship final, to be exact--but it never hurts to ask, or so Pitino thought. "Yeah," someone told the University of Kentucky basketball coach. "Right up the road from you.
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March 30, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It may not be a trend, but Indiana Coach Bob Knight has established a California connection with his basketball program. Knight once viewed California prospects as surfer-types, who were presumably too laid back for his rigid approach to the game. But Knight has mellowed in the sense that Californians are now welcomed in Hoosier country, and if they happen to be junior college transfers, that's also acceptable.
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March 31, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three cities, three scenes, three slices of life in women's college basketball, toddling as it is out of NCAA infancy and into the sometimes unstable, often insecure pre-teen stage: --College Park, Md. There are 14,500 jammed into every nook and cranny of Cole Field House on Feb. 11. They are yelling at a fever pitch during the game, featuring No. 1 ranked Maryland against No. 2 Virginia. "There were more like 17,000 actually in that gym," Virginia Coach Debbie Ryan said.
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March 31, 1992 | PETE THOMAS
Ticket sales for the NCAA women's Final Four this weekend at the Sports Arena are expected to surpass figures for the 1984 event--the only other time it was held in Los Angeles--even though there are no local teams involved. As of Monday afternoon, about 10,000 tickets had been sold for the two-day event, and those figures did not include tickets available to the schools involved. Each is offered 500 and can request more. UCLA played host to the Final Four in 1984.
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