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Sweet Sixteen is UCLA’s calling card

March 21 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Well, that was easy. Now comes the hard part for the UCLA women’s basketball team: UConn. The Bruins turned the first and second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament into a walkthrough clinic of defense, opportune scoring and just overall dominance.  After dispatching No. 13 Boise State in the first […]

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UC Davis dances on UC Irvine’s missteps

March 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Not too many people gave UC Davis men’s basketball team an ounce of a chance to bring down UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament. When you looked up at the crowd attending the Big West Tournament final between the two men’s basketball teams at the Anaheim Honda Center, […]

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Time for 49ers to go dancing

March 13 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Long Beach State women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn was besides herself after seeing her team pull off a 56-55 nail-biting win against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tournament final to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Yes, Wynn and the 49ers are going dancing.  It was a draining […]

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Heat turned up in Big West tourney

March 10 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM, CA-The action was fast. The tempo was somewhat furious as the first action of Big West Tournament men’s basketball saw the top four seeds stave off the competition for the right to battle for a chance to play in the championship round and a berth into the NCAA Tournament. […]

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Uncertainty turns into clarity for USC

LOS ANGELES-No, not a whole lot of people saw this coming. USC men’s basketball coach Andy Enfeld said as much during a postgame press conference following the Trojans’ regular season wrap up against Washington at Galen Center. Last year, when the Pac-12 Conference released its preseason media poll back in October, […]

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Oregon turns Duke into Duck(s) soup

March 25 Dennis J. Freeman 0

ANAHEIM-Duke’s trip to the West Coast was short and unsweet. The Oregon Ducks said bye-bye and good riddance to the defending national champions with a game that  went all in on the speed factor, leaving the Blue Devils wrestling in their dust. In case there was any doubt about the […]

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Hiccups cost Trojans NCAA advancement

March 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

That’s the way the ball bounces sometimes. One point. Three crucial plays, and the USC men’s basketball would be playing in the round of 32. Instead, the Trojans find themselves bounced out of the NCAA Tournament, done in by the inability to close the deal during their first round NCAA […]

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Trojans Falter Against Arizona with Coach Suspended

March 12 Dennis J. Freeman 0

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-USC men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill was suspended just prior to his team’s Pacific Life Pac-10 Conference Tournament semifinal matchup against the Arizona Wildcats at Staples Center. That distraction didn’t seem to faze the upset-minded Trojans. Knowing that a potential NCAA Tournament berth was at […]