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 […]


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 […]


Trojans executing to perfection

December 15 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Sometimes tough love is what you need to get the best out of a team. USC women’s basketball coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is a throwback to another era in some ways. She’s tough, relentless even. When she is on the court during a basketball game, Cooper-Dyke is all over the […]


Trojans drop the hammer on Hope

November 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Run, run and run some more. That’s what USC women’s basketball coach Cynthia Cooper is expecting from her team. The Trojans did a lot of running at the Galen Center against Hope International in their season opener on their way to a 92-43 win. Rebounding, pushing the ball up […]