November 25, 2005 |
The New York experience that Drexel's basketball players will never forget continues today. After giving top-ranked Duke all it could handle before bowing, 78-68, on Wednesday night, Drexel (3-1) meets 16th-ranked UCLA (3-1) today at 4:30 p.m. in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game. UCLA lost to 11th-ranked Memphis, 88-80, Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. First, Duke; now, UCLA. What a schedule. Asked what playing these national-caliber teams does for Drexel's program, coach Bruiser Flint said last night: "We showed we played good basketball.
March 25, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - UCLA fired Ben Howland on Sunday night after 10 seasons as Bruins coach that included three Final Four appearances, but culminated with another early-round exit from the NCAA tournament. Athletic director Dan Guerrero told Howland earlier in the day that he was out. Howland had a 233-107 record in Westwood, including three consecutive Final Four appearances from 2006-08 and four Pac-12 championships, including this season. The Bruins' season ended last Friday with an 83-63 loss to Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament.
November 19, 2007 |
Ryann Krais has set state records, owns almost every Methacton High track and field record, and has won at the Penn Relays. Now Krais, one of the most accomplished female track athletes in southeastern Pennsylvania history, will take her considerable skills to UCLA next fall. The Methacton senior almost singlehandedly won the PIAA Class AAA girls' outdoor track championship last May, accruing 30 of her team's 36 points by winning the 100-meter hurdles (setting a new meet record of 13.73 seconds)
March 25, 1995 |
Don't expect Connecticut to have much sympathy for UCLA's perceived burden of living up to past glory. The Huskies don't have a legacy of 10 national championships. They have never even been to a Final Four. But the pressure of high expectations is something the guys from Storrs, Conn., are extremely familiar with. "I think we kind of created a monster early in the season, because we were beating teams by 20 and 30 points," UConn senior forward Donny Marshall said. "There are a lot of expectations on our team.
June 21, 2012 |
OMAHA, Neb. - Scott Sitz struck out eight in 62/3 innings, and Florida State eliminated UCLA from the College World Series with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night. Florida State (50-16) plays Arizona (44-17) on Thursday, needing to beat the Wildcats twice to reach the championship round. Second-seeded UCLA (48-16) was knocked out a day after No. 1 Florida was eliminated from the other bracket. Sitz (4-3) had not made it through five innings in six of his previous seven outings.
March 27, 1992 |
For eight minutes last night, the 12th-seeded, lightly regarded New Mexico State Aggies stared NCAA Tournament history in the pupils. With 12:49 remaining, large headlines announcing the elimination of the top seed in the West, looked possible. New Mexico State players were running and gunning and hitting three- pointers and double-pump slamming to end fastbreaks. It was NCAA Tournament madness at its best. A 16-point UCLA halftime lead had been whittled to six and The Pit, on the campus of the University of New Mexico, was vibrating to the noise of 15,914 rooting for the underdog from Las Cruces.
December 29, 2009 |
UCLA vs. TEMPLE What: EagleBank Bowl When: Today, 4:30 p.m. Where: RFK Stadium, Washington TV: ESPN Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) Records: UCLA 6-6, Temple 9-3 History: This is the first meeting UCLA update: The Bruins, under second-year coach Rick Neuheisel, are playing in first bowl since a 17-16 loss to BYU in the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl . . . They opened with three wins, then had another three-game winning streak broken by...
March 27, 1995 |
It was the determining subplot of the NCAA West Regional playoffs. Sort of like a full-throttle match race involving a Ferrari and a Lamborghini. In the semifinals, the University of Maryland thought it could run with anybody. The third-seeded Terrapins found out how wrong they were in a 99-89 loss to second-seed Connecticut. Saturday, in the West Regional championship game, the eighth-ranked Huskies learned the same lesson against No. 1-ranked UCLA. Proving themselves the quickest draw in the West, the Bruins outsprinted the Huskies, 102-96, in front of a sold-out crowd of 14,399 at the Oakland- Alameda County Coliseum.
February 16, 1998 |
UCLA center Jelani McCoy, the school's career leader in blocked shots, quit the team yesterday, citing "intense media scrutiny" in the past several months. McCoy, a junior, was suspended for violation of athletic-department policies and team rules in late September and reinstated to playing status in late December. School officials never specified what those violations were. News reports indicated that he was suspended for using marijuana. "McCoy stated that the intensive media scrutiny and pressure that he has endured for many months has exacted a toll on himself and his family that was proving disruptive to his ability to concentrate on playing basketball," a UCLA statement said.
March 17, 2000 |
UCLA's unpredictable season will last another game, thanks to a lot of flashy offense, a little tough defense and the late arrival of Jason Kapono. Kapono scored all of his 17 points in the second half and Earl Watson had 12 assists while leading a strong second-half offensive attack as sixth-seeded UCLA beat 11th-seeded Ball State, 65-57, last night. The Bruins' tournament hopes were all but dead before they won their last six games and beat top-ranked Stanford during the season's final three weeks.