February 16, 1989 |
Still searching for its first win in the Pacific 10 Conference, USC's basketball team plays Arizona tonight at Tucson. After ascending to the No. 1 spot in the polls last week, Arizona lost at Oklahoma, 82-80, Sunday, and fell to No. 2. "If I were voting this week, I'd still put them as the No. 1 team in the country," USC Coach George Raveling said. "And I'm not just saying that because we're playing them. I don't think they'll lose another game for the rest of the season.
December 11, 1986 |
There's an adage in basketball that a team should try to split on the road and win at home. Well, USC got a 2-2 split on its opening road swing but lost its home opener to San Jose State, 57-56, Tuesday night when Spartan forward George Puou made one of two free throws after time had expired. It won't get any easier for the the Trojans tonight at 6 at the Sports Arena, where they meet Niagara, which has impressive wins over St. Bonaventure and Pennsylvania while compiling a 3-0 record.
May 28, 1989 |
As an assistant basketball coach at USC for the past three seasons, Michael Dunlap was known for his rapport with players. In addition to coaching basketball, Dunlap counseled players on academics. "He was one of several assistant coaches who was in charge of helping players with their academics," USC Coach George Raveling said. Based on Dunlap's impressive academic background and Division I coaching experience, Cal Lutheran hired him to coach its men's basketball team. Dunlap succeeds Larry Lopez, who had a 37-49 record in three seasons.
January 25, 1987 |
Coaches and players prosper and fail in dramatic situations with the three-point shot in college basketball. And it was a three-point try by USC guard Brad Winslow that could have been the difference between victory and defeat against Tulsa Saturday at the Sports Arena. As it was, Winslow missed with 11 seconds remaining. Tulsa's 6-foot 11-inch forward, Brian Rahilly, got the rebound and sent a pass downcourt to his brother, Jeff Rahilly, who scored on an uncontested slam.
June 13, 1989 |
Ohio State Coach Gary Williams today was named head basketball coach at the University of Maryland, a once-prominent program riddled with turmoil for most of the past three years. Williams, 43, takes over the Terrapin program after three seasons at Ohio State, where he had a 59-41 record. He replaces Bob Wade, who resigned under pressure May 12 after completing three years of a five-year contract. This will be Williams' fourth head coaching position in an 11-year career in which he has amassed a 217-128 record.
December 13, 1987 |
USC Coach George Raveling couldn't find fault with the way his team hustled against Tennessee Saturday at the Sports Arena. So that's a positive factor, but there are no asterisks in a box score for individual effort. The cold fact is that USC lost another game, 74-61, and has the dubious distinction of equaling the worst start in the school's history. USC's 1-6 record is matched only by the 1931-32 team, and the Trojans have been playing basketball since 1907.