December 28, 2002 |
UCLA and Michigan will be on a scavenger hunt today to locate a shred of dignity, a measure of pride and an ounce of their former splendor. The Bruins (2-4) are playing for the third time on national television. The first two ended in one-sided losses to Duke and Kansas. Worse were games mercifully shown only on regional cable, upsets at the hands of San Diego and Northern Arizona.
February 26, 2006 |
James Augustine was so nervous that he airballed his first free throw. Dee Brown made two of 12 shots. It wasn't exactly the way Illinois' two senior stars wanted to play in their final home game. But their teammates came to the rescue and the eighth-ranked Illini defeated No. 20 Iowa, 71-59, Saturday.
December 5, 2000 |
Michael Jordan never did it at North Carolina. Neither did James Worthy, Jerry Stackhouse, Antawn Jamison or Vince Carter. Brendan Haywood etched his name in North Carolina history by becoming the first player at the school to record a triple-double as the 14th-ranked Tar Heels defeated Miami, 67-45, Monday night at Chapel Hill, N.C.
March 24, 2000 |
* Duke vs. Florida: Duke, which barely held on to beat Kansas last Sunday, needs to find some energy if it hopes to keep up with a deep Florida team that loves to play a full-court game. It's doubtful the Blue Devils will be able to survive another eight-turnover performance by freshman point guard Jason Williams. Another freshman, Carlos Boozer, had 15 points and 13 rebounds against Kansas. Florida is youth-oriented as well. Of its top four scorers, two are sophomores and one is a freshman.
December 27, 2003 |
Next week, the Pacific 10 Conference awaits. But first, UCLA plays its second consecutive game against a Big Ten Conference team when it plays Michigan today in Crisler Arena. UCLA beat a team that is probably better than its battered record when it defeated Michigan State last week.
March 10, 1995 |
The USC coaching derby took another strange turn Thursday on a night when the Trojans played an inspiring game despite losing to Oregon, 81-77, in front of 2,135 at the Sports Arena. Marianne Stanley, the former women's coach who sued the school over a pay dispute, has applied to become the Trojans' 19th men's coach. She hasn't heard from the school, said her attorney, Robert Bell. In what has become a rumor-by-the-minute scenario, the coaching position remains a hotly debated topic.
March 28, 1986
George Raveling is coming to USC, and you could call it a matter of forgive and forget. Raveling, a master of the one-liner, once made the Trojans the target of a well-aimed zinger. When he was at Washington State, he said: "I understand the TV show, 'That's Incredible,' has been filming on the USC campus. They shot 12 football players attending class at the same time." Other Raveling gems: --"When I went to Catholic High School in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball.
March 16, 1986 |
Two years of frustration in the NCAA tournament ended Saturday when All-American guard Johnny Dawkins led top-ranked Duke into the NCAA East Regional semifinals with an 89-61 victory over Old Dominion at Greensboro, N.C. The victory raised the Blue Devils' record to 34-2 and sent them to East Rutherford, N.J., where Friday they will play DePaul, which defeated Oklahoma Saturday, 74-69.
March 16, 1985 |
Tenth-ranked Duke started out Friday night as though it would give Pepperdine a quick boot out of the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament. But the Blue Demons, after getting off to an early 10-2 lead, waited till the second half to put Pepperdine away, 75-62. The first-round game was played before an estimated crowd of 8,000 at the University of Houston's Hofheinz Pavilion. But many of the fans had left before this game got under way.
January 1, 2001 |
Darius Lane scored 26 points and Eddie Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds Sunday as No. 11 Seton Hall beat Central Connecticut State, 84-73, at East Rutherford, N.J. But Seton Hall Coach Tommy Amaker wants to see more intensity from his talented team once the Big East Conference schedule starts. Seton Hall, which opens Big East play against Providence on Wednesday, saw its 18-point lead trimmed to five late in the game.