November 23, 1990
Loyola Marymount will open its season tonight against conference rival Santa Clara in the first round of the Maui Classic. The game will be televised by ESPN at 9 p.m. Jay Hillock will make his debut as the Lions' coach without the services of three players--co-captains Tony Walker and Tom Peabody and 6-foot-10 center Richard Petruska, all home in Los Angeles with injuries.
January 27, 1991 |
Richard Petruska's 29 points and 14 rebounds led Loyola Marymount to a 118-90 victory over the University of San Francisco at Memorial Gymnasium Saturday night. In scoring their first conference victory of the season, the Lions used Petruska's superior height and strength to mount a fast-break and inside attack that turned a 22-21 game after the first 7:30 into a 69-43 halftime lead.
November 8, 1991 |
Rodney Zimmerman, a 6-foot-9 sophomore who is expected to be UCLA's starting center, had 12 points and nine rebounds Thursday night to help the Blue team to an 81-73 victory over the White in the Bruins' annual intrasquad game at Pauley Pavilion. Tracy Murray led the Blue with 23 points. Darrick Martin had 18 points and six assists, red-shirt transfer Richard Petruska scored 16 points on eight-of-10 shooting and Gerald Madkins had nine assists.
August 14, 1992 |
A member of the Chinese Olympic team is expected to add more international flavor to the UCLA basketball team next season. Ma Jian, a 6-foot-6 forward, told reporters during the Barcelona Games that he will enroll at UCLA this fall. Ma, 22, would join a Bruin roster that will include two Czechs--Richard Petruska and Jiri Zidek--and a Texan of Nigerian descent--Ike Nwankwo of Houston.
January 3, 1991 |
Loyola Marymount may have had a vision of the past--and future--Wednesday night in a 93-81 victory over Westmont. Before 924 spectators in Gersten Pavilion, the NAIA-level Warriors dictated a slow pace for much of the game and were within five points of Loyola with 6:11 to play. Though the talent level wasn't equal, the game was reminiscent of last March's 62-60 game against Alabama in the NCAA Regionals--and perhaps a forerunner of the Lions' scheduled season-ender with Princeton.
January 26, 1991 |
Allen Caveness and Thurman Watson each scored six points in overtime to lead St. Mary's to a 103-101 West Coast Conference victory over Loyola Marymount, which is off to its worst conference start in 12 years. The Lions are 6-13 overall and 0-5 in the WCC. They had an 0-8 conference start in 1978-79. Caveness paced St. Mary's (7-12, 3-3) with 28 points. Terrell Lowery led the Lions with 29 points and Richard Petruska added 24.
August 20, 1992 |
Searching for some seasoning for a team that lost four key players after last season, UCLA basketball Coach Jim Harrick will take the Bruins to Italy on Sunday for 10 exhibition games in two weeks against club teams from Italy, Greece and Turkey. "This will be a tremendous opportunity for our players," Harrick said. "Not only will they get to see another part of the world, but at the same time, our team will pick up valuable experience against international competition.
February 24, 1991 |
Terrell Lowery scored 32 points Saturday night, leading Loyola Marymount to a 104-95 victory at Santa Clara as the West Coast Conference teams ended regular-season play. The Lions won their 10th game in a row to finish 16-13 overall and 9-5 in the WCC. They will be seeded second and will meet seventh-seeded San Francisco in the first round of next weekend's conference tournament at Santa Clara. Santa Clara (16-12, 7-7) is seeded fifth and will open against St. Mary's.
June 8, 1992 |
A lack of depth on the UCLA basketball team next season could be even more pronounced than was first anticipated last month when Tracy Murray made himself available for the NBA draft. Rodney Zimmerman, a starter in 16 games last season, told Coach Jim Harrick in April that he would transfer if Harrick could not ensure that he would be allowed to be redshirted next season.