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October 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
New USC women's basketball Coach Cynthia Cooper thinks quickly on her feet. She also wants her team to play quickly on the floor. The Trojans played a scrimmage Sunday before the men's team at Galen Center and Cooper was asked if her team was going to have a nickname. She wants her players to run up and down the court as quickly and as often as the men's team under new Coach Andy Enfield, whose speedy squad at Florida Gulf Coast University earned the nickname of "Dunk City" last season as it became the star of March Madness and made it to the Sweet 16, the only No. 15 seed to ever do so. Cooper's eyes focused quickly on a sign lying on the floor that said Southern California and had the S of Southern and the C of California intertwined.
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March 22, 2014 | By Josh Flory
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Briana Brown waited nearly 40 minutes for her first basket on Saturday, but she made it count. The senior guard from St. John's hit a three-point dagger with 0.4 seconds remaining to beat USC, 71-68, in a first-round NCAA women's tournament game Saturday. The loss sent the Trojans home early from their first tournament appearance since 2006, while St. John's moves on to play Tennessee on Monday. USC Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said the game was a tale of two halves.
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March 12, 2010
In the off-season, the USC women's players spent a lot of time running, on orders from first-year Coach Michael Cooper. On Friday, against an Oregon team that never stops running, it paid off. The third-seeded Trojans got caught up in sixth-seeded Ducks' fastbreak offense Friday, but beat the Ducks at their own game, winning 80-76, at the Galen Center to advance to Saturday's semifinal round of the State Farm Pac-10 women's tournament. "All that running, you know it's going to pay off in the end, so it motivates us to get through practice," Trojans forward Christina Marinacci said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC's women's basketball team gathered Monday among family, fans and athletic department personnel to learn its NCAA tournament opponent and destination. A stirring run to win the Pac-12 Conference tournament March 9 ensured there would be no sense of bubble-induced foreboding, only eager anticipation. When USC's name flashed during the televised announcement of the 64-team field, the reception room in the Galen Center erupted in cheers and applause. USC, making its first tournament appearance since 2006, will play St. John's on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.
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November 20, 2011 | Wire reports
Men Houston Baptist 88, Cal State Fullerton 83: Tyler Russell scored 20 points, leading five Houston Baptist players in double figures in a win over the Titans at Lafayette, La. Ronald March and Marcel Smith scored 17 each, Marcus Davis had 15 and Joe Latas 12 for the Huskies (2-3) in the Beryl Shipley Classic. D.J. Seeley had 25 points for the Titans (3-1), Kwame Vaughn scored 21 and Omondi Amoke 20. Women at No. 12 Georgia 67, No. 23 USC 60: Senior Meredith Mitchell scored a career-high 21 points for the Bulldogs in a win against the Trojans.
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December 11, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The USC women's basketball team suffered its second consecutive defeat on a trip to the Midwest, losing to the Michigan Wolverines, 82-61, Monday at Ann Arbor, Mich. The Wolverines (6-3) started off with hot shooting, making 10 of 14 three-point shots in the first half on the way to a 48-28 halftime lead. The Trojans (4-4), who shot 35.5% overall, didn't get closer than six points. Heather Oliver led USC with 11 points.
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March 3, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY
The USC women's basketball team, hoping to start a season-ending winning streak and ride it into the NCAA tournament, plays UCLA at the Sports Arena tonight at 7:30. The Trojans, 16-7 overall and 9-6 in the Pacific 10 Conference, are fourth in the conference. The NCAA is expected to select five Pac-10 teams for the tournament. UCLA (10-14, 5-10) is sixth and has struggled this season, but USC needed a last-second basket by Tina Thompson to beat the Bruins on Feb. 4 at Pauley Pavilion, 56-55.
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December 4, 2007 | Martin Henderson
When push finally came to shove for the USC women's basketball team Monday at the Galen Center, the Trojans looked to their bench to squelch Utah's three-point barrage in a 62-45 nonconference victory. USC (4-2) had dominated through the first half. Camille LeNoir scored all eight of her points as USC led, 32-15, at halftime. It reached 35-16 before Morgan Warburton made four consecutive three-pointers for Utah (5-3), a team that lost to Stanford in double overtime earlier this season.
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February 6, 2000 | Associated Press
Milena Flores scored 21 points and Jamie Carey added 14 as the Stanford women's basketball team beat USC, 69-56, in a Pacific 10 Conference game Saturday. Stanford, 14-5 overall and 7-2 in conference play, is tied with UCLA for first place in the conference. USC (8-11, 3-6) played without injured starting center Tiffany Washington. Flores scored 15 points in the first half. She made seven of 12 shots in the game and all six of her free throws. Carey scored 11 points in the second half.
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March 16, 1997 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USC's women's basketball team sent out a signal Saturday night and an understanding of Morse code wasn't needed to pick it up. Tina Thompson, the team's 6-foot-3 All-American senior, does have a supporting cast. The Trojans, behind Thompson's typical punishing game--26 points and 15 rebounds--upended San Francisco, 68-55, before 2,806 at McConnell Center to advance to the second round of the Mideast Regional, where USC will play Florida on Monday.
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March 9, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Players and coaches for USC's 2013 NCAA champion men's and women's water polo teams are scheduled to be among the national championship teams honored Monday at the White House, a USC official said. The teams are scheduled to meet with President Obama. The USC women's team won the title by defeating Stanford. The men's team won a record sixth consecutive championship by defeating Pacific. The last USC teams to visit the White House were the 2009-10 men's and women's water polo and men's tennis teams.
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December 30, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The ending was amazing. Or excruciating. It depended on whether you were rooting for USC or UCLA on Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. The USC women's basketball team edged UCLA, 56-54, in front of a noisy crowd of 3,297 even after the Bruins' Nirra Fields was inexplicably fouled by Brianna Barrett on a desperate three-point attempt with less than a second left. Fields, who caught an inbounds pass that came with 0.8 seconds left, missed the first of her free throw attempts, made the second and purposely missed the third but USC came up with the ball and the win. It was the opening Pac-12 Conference game for both teams.
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December 29, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
It's her first chance to be a coach against UCLA, but USC's Cynthia Cooper-Dyke knows what it's like to play against the crosstown rival. She did it as a player for the Trojans and led them to consecutive national titles and an 8-0 record against the Bruins. Now Cooper-Dyke is USC's first-year head coach and the USC women (7-5) open Pac-12 play Monday at 7 p.m. at UCLA (6-6). The Bruins, who advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament last season after finishing second in the Pac-12 tournament, are struggling this season because of injuries.
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October 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
New USC women's basketball Coach Cynthia Cooper thinks quickly on her feet. She also wants her team to play quickly on the floor. The Trojans played a scrimmage Sunday before the men's team at Galen Center and Cooper was asked if her team was going to have a nickname. She wants her players to run up and down the court as quickly and as often as the men's team under new Coach Andy Enfield, whose speedy squad at Florida Gulf Coast University earned the nickname of "Dunk City" last season as it became the star of March Madness and made it to the Sweet 16, the only No. 15 seed to ever do so. Cooper's eyes focused quickly on a sign lying on the floor that said Southern California and had the S of Southern and the C of California intertwined.
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June 8, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's Bryshon Nellum, the NCAA 400-meter champion, will try to add the 200-meter title Saturday afternoon at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore. Nellum won the 400 on Friday, earning 10 points that increased the Trojans' total to 32 and moved them into a first-place tie with Texas. Arkansas is right behind with 30.5 entering the final day of competition. Nellum and USC's Aaron Brown are in the 200 final. Nellum qualified with a time of 19.99 seconds, Brown 20.56.
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April 16, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Time will tell whether Cynthia Cooper-Dyke can restore USC to relevancy in women's basketball. But on Tuesday, when she was introduced as the Trojans' new coach, it was clear that her hiring already had infused the program with a new energy. A group of former Trojans teammates, USC administrators and fans and football Coach Lane Kiffin were among those on hand at a rousing news conference to welcome Cooper-Dyke, who grew up in Los Angeles, played on USC national championship teams in 1983 and 1984, won an Olympic gold medal and led the Houston Comets to four consecutive WNBA titles.
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April 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is coming home. The Los Angeles Locke High alum who played on two NCAA championship teams at USC and competed in the WNBA was hired as USC's women's basketball coach, the school announced Thursday. Cooper-Dyke, who coached last season at Texas Southern, replaces Michael Cooper, whose USC team finished 11-20 last season. "If you were to ask me what my dream job was at any point in my coaching career, I would always have said my dream is to come back and lead the USC women's basketball team," Cooper-Dyke said in a statement.
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February 13, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
Coop knows it's coming. The USC women's basketball coach -- full name, Michael Jerome Cooper, of Lakers fame -- knows Saturday morning's game at UCLA will feature a heavy downpour of vitriolic comments, all aimed at him. "They're going to have a pretty nice crowd," Cooper said, "and I'm pretty sure they're going to be yelling and screaming" at him. . That thought comes after Cooper raised a hullabaloo by directing an expletive at UCLA...
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April 12, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
New USC women's basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has been challenged. Trojans athletic director Pat Haden said he wants the program back to being relevant nationally. “Cynthia is a proven coach and there's no reason she can't help us get back to the level it was when she played here in the 1980s,” Haden said. Cooper-Dyke said she is eager to face that challenge. “If you were to ask what my dream job was,” Cooper-Dyke said during a conference call Friday, “it was to come back home and be head coach at USC. “My dream for my program at USC is to win, to develop a culture of winning, to put a product on the floor that the fans, players, administration, alumni can be proud of.” Cooper-Dyke played on USC's national championship teams in 1983 and 1984 and was part of the USA's gold-medal-winning team at the 1988 Olympics.
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April 12, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Kevin Durant is one of the NBA's most beloved stars, but that wasn't enough to keep him from a $25,000 fine for pretending to cut his throat after a dunk against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Durant's score and what the NBA deemed a “menacing gesture,” came off a Russell Westbrook block on the defensive end of the floor during the second quarter of Oklahoma City's 116-97 win over Golden State. Westbrook, guarding Stephen Curry, chased down the smaller point guard and swatted away his layup, sending the ball into Durant's hands.
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