March 19, 2005 |
JamesOn Curry hesitated for a split second, then jumped and let loose a three-pointer right in front of his coach's seat. When the shot fell through, the 19-year-old freshman didn't keep his excitement inside. He pumped his fist as he walked toward midcourt, giving second-seeded Oklahoma State the boost it needed in its 63-50 win over Southeastern Louisiana yesterday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament's Chicago Regional The Cowboys move on to play Southern Illinois tomorrow.
March 25, 2013 |
DAYTON, Ohio - Iowa State came up a half-second short of yet another wild West upset. Making it hurt even more, the nation's leaders in three-point shots ended up being beaten by a trey. Aaron Craft dribbled in place as the clock ran down and hit a three-pointer with a half-second left Sunday, sending second-seeded Ohio State to a 78-75 victory and a school-record fourth straight trip to the round of 16. Tenth-seeded Iowa State (23-12) overcame a late 13-point deficit by hitting threes - the Cyclones' specialty - but couldn't stop the one that made the difference.
November 22, 1988 |
It was November 1986, and college basketball coaches were in an uproar. "Send the NCAA petitions," Villanova's Rollie Massimino cried. "It's idiotic," La Salle's Speedy Morris opined. "A travesty," Southern California's George Raveling decreed. Jim Boyle of St. Joseph's felt duped, claiming he had not known that he was voting on an official rule change. Then these disgruntled coaches had their worst fears realized, and even before the season officially began.
June 4, 1988 |
Nostalgic for those cheapo hitchhiker pictures that schlockmeister Roger Corman used to make? You know, grade-Z movies in which close-ups of burning rubber substitute for car chases and crashes? Well, The Drifter - which Corman executive-produced - is a yupscale version: In this, obscene phone calls substitute for plot. On her way from San Francisco to L.A., pert fashion designer Julie (played by All My Children star Kim Delaney) gets a flat. Naturally, Trey (Miles O'Keeffe), the road-warrior hitchhiker she's just bypassed, changes her tire.
December 27, 2012 |
THERESA EVANS might have a future in poker. Evans is the mother of Richard Burton, a basketball player at William Sayre High, and at roughly 10 o'clock Christmas morning, she awakened her son and sadly told him no presents were waiting for him downstairs. "I wasn't depressed. I was, like, whatever," Burton said. "I know money can be tight. " Soon, mom and son were headed from West Philly to North Philly to visit relatives, and the car was stopping at a park near 22nd and Lehigh.
February 9, 2006 |
For the La Salle Explorers, it was about a night of streak-snapping. With their 65-44 victory at Massachusetts last night, La Salle (14-7, 6-4 Atlantic 10) clinched its first non-losing season since 1992-93 and broke the hosts' 12-game win streak at the Mullins Center. Darnell Harris scored 12 of his team-high 14 points in the second half and Mike St. John added eight of his 13 as the Explorers pulled away. Harris buried a trio of three-point shots and scored off his own steal as La Salle blew out to a 44-28 lead about 8 minutes into the second half.
February 18, 2000 |
It was the best of both worlds. Dawan Robinson, a 6-2 senior guard for Martin Luther King High's basketball team, could beam and slap five and not feel the slightest bit guilty. Robinson is the Public League scoring champ. He is also part of the first King team to reach giddy heights in almost two decades. Early last evening, before an overflow crowd, Robinson scored nine of his 27 points in a 20-12 fourth quarter to lift the Cougars past visiting Olney, 62-59. The effort finalized Robinson's average at 31.5 (13 games, 410 points)
February 23, 2012 |
ONE THING about an extra-long winning streak: It can be just as bad as good. "It's great to keep winning like this," Hanif Sutton said. "But it also makes for a lot of pressure. Even teams that don't do too well against inferior teams are really going to be coming after you. They're going to give you their best shot. " Did someone say best shot? Last night at the fabled Palestra, Ss. Neumann-Goretti posted a bunch of those early and wound up (mostly) not having much trouble in besting Roman Catholic, 73-56, in a Catholic League semifinal.
February 26, 2011 |
Lower Merion put forth a balanced scoring effort in Friday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball quarterfinal vs. Neshaminy. Problem was, on the other end, the Aces fouled the wrong player and did it too many times. Ryan Arcidiacono, a junior sharpshooter and Villanova recruit, feasted at the free-throw line, draining 17 of 20 attempts en route to 33 points, and the host Redskins notched a hard-earned, 64-61 victory at Fred Gerst Gymnasium to gain their first berth in the district semifinals.
February 16, 2012
IN ITS FINAL basketball season, Conwell-Egan High last night came oh-so-close to posting only its second Catholic League playoff victory. Pat Hagenbach was having none of it. With the clock about to hit 0:00, Hagenbach took a pass on the right wing from doubled teammate Sean Havink and swished a trey, lifting host Cardinal O'Hara to a 45-44 win in a first-round Catholic League playoff. Hagenbach had taken only three shots (making one) all night, but he was certainly confident after letting this one go, witness that he backpedaled toward halfcourt while waiting to be swarmed.