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USC 75, Pepperdine 71 (OT)

Malibu - USC surged in overtime to beat Pepperdine today, 75-71.The Trojans came in at 4-5, after losing two games by a total of three points on their recent road trip to Arkansas State and Texas A&M. Pepperdine was 5-5…

Pat Summitt’s assistant coaches playing even bigger roles

Amazing story by Mechelle Voepel on the enhanced roles of assistant coaches Holly Warlick, Mickie DeMoss and Dean Lockwood. So many touching stanzas that I can't begin to quote them all, but I like the humor, too - especially about…

San Diego State basketball will move to the Big West in 2013

San Diego State basketball dumps the Mountain West Conference for the Big West Conference in two years. I couldn't be happier. The move follows Aztec football's jump to the Big East Conference.Other news:Cal State Northridge has a new dynamic duo,…

Murry Bergtraum team "doing it for Chicken"

The remaining members of the Murry Bergtraum basketball team are striving to win this season for Tayshana Murphy - their teammate who was murdered in September. They have her number and nickname on their warmup jerseys:The rest of the team…

Katie Collier cleared to play (!!)

A true blessing: Katie Collier, the top-ranked Seattle recruit who was fighting leukemia earlier this fall, has been cleared to play. The senior, who attends Seattle Christian and signed with the University of Washington last month, made her comeback t...

Maggie Dixon Classic goodness

A great day at Madison Square Garden today, for the Maggie Dixon Classic.St. John's made #1 Baylor work in the first game. The Bears struggled in the first half, and trailed by two at the break. They began to pull…

Jim Littell will head Oklahoma State program

Associate head coach Jim Littell will be Oklahoma State's head coach, the University has announced. He has been interim head coach since the Nov. 17 death of Coach Kurt Budke, and assistant coach Miranda Serna. OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder…

Buffalo high school team suspended for repeatedly using racial slurs

Unbelievable: the entire Kenmore East High School basketball team has been suspended due to their repeated use of the N-word in practices and before games. The lone black member of the team had been upset by the practice and was…

Ariel Massengale out 2-3 weeks after finger dislocation

Tennessee starting point guard Ariel Massengale sustained a dislocated finger in practice yesterday, and will be out 2-3 weeks. I'm bummed - was looking forward to seeing her when the Vols play UCLA next weekend.

Quirks and upsets

Love this piece about University of Washington assistant coach Mike Neighbors - a self-described quirk:"He puts a lot of time into everything he does," says McGuff, who has worked with Neighbors for five seasons, the first four at Xavier. "When…

Top recruit Rachel Hollivay leaves team; Coach Yolanda Moore fired

Some serious drama in Mississippi this week, as top 2012 recruit Rachel Hollivay left her Heritage Academy high school team, and Coach Yolanda Moore was fired. A reported "cussing exchange" between coach and player last night lead to the circumstances....

Junior college rankings

This week's top 20:1 Trinity Valley Community College 2 Northwest Florida State College 3 Hutchinson Community College 4 Central Arizona College 5 Pensacola State College 6 Casper College 7 Gulf Coast State College 8 Weatherford College ...

Big East takes on five more schools

The Big East added five more schools today: the University of Central Florida, the University of Houston, Southern Methodist University, Boise State and San Diego State.BSU and SDSU will only participate in the sport of football. Women's basketball wil...

Pat Summitt receives the SI award in New York

Legendary Coach Pat Summitt received the Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year Award tonight in New York. She was introduced by former Vol Michelle Marciniak, whose remarks brought a standing ovation from the audience. Summitt's son Tyler also spo...

Powerade Fab 50 rankings: week one

Here we go, ladies and gentlemen: the first installment of the national high school rankings for this season. Here's the top 10:1. Nazareth - Brooklyn, N.Y.2. Saint Mary's - Phoenix, Ariz.3. Riverdale Baptist - Upper Marlboro, Maryland.4. Spring Valley...

ESPN/USA Today poll for the week

This week's poll doesn't have too many changes, but check out Delaware dropping in:1. Baylor2. Connecticut3. Notre Dame4. Stanford5. Duke6. Maryland7. Texas A&M8. Tennessee9. Miami (Fla.)10. Kentucky11. Rutgers12. Georgia13. Louisville14. Purdue15. Ohi...

Coaches to watch for: mid-majors

Inspired recently by a list of "coaches to watch out for" by a large media outlet, I asked one of the Division I assistant coaches I respect most to come up with a more thoughtful and in-depth list. Because while…

Nike Tournament of Champions preview

ESPN says this year's Nike TOC will showcase the strongest field ever.Bonus:#9 Miami needed two overtimes to take out #12 Rutgers, 92-81.

Pat Summitt is Sports Illustrated’s sportswoman of the year

She of 1,075 wins - the most of any college coach ever - wins Sports Illustrated's sportswoman of the year award in 2011.'Bout time.

Ranked and unranked wrap up

Ranked news:#16 Purdue handed #4 Texas A&M its first loss, 60-51.#10 Kentucky dominated #11 Louisville from jump, to the tune of 74-54.#18 Ohio State started strong and never looked back, beating #18 Oklahoma 69-63.#8 Tennessee held off #22 Texas, 73-5...

USC hands Gonzaga a rare home loss: 58-51

Spokane, Wash. - USC went on a 13-2 run in the last five minutes of the game to beat Gonzaga 58-51 at home, snapping a 32-home game winning streak.Ashley Corral lead the Trojans with 19 points, while Briana Gilbreath added…

Say what? Pac-12 standings so far

As of right this minute, here's where things stand.....who would have thought?Team Conference OverallColorado - 0-0, 6-0Arizona - 0-0, 7-1Arizona St. - 0-0, 6-1Oregon - 0-0, 6-1Oregon St. - 0-0, 6-1Stanford - 0-0, 5-1California - 0-0, 5-2UCLA ...

Weekend madness

That Too Tall kid is pretty good: freshman Reshanda Gray's double-double propels Cal into the finals of their own weekend showcase. They play UNLV at 2:30 p.m. today.There are 14 games today featuring top 25 teams. One of the most…

#24 Gonzaga 73, Cal State Fullerton 60

Fun game to watch last night: my story and photos.Fullerton is young but tough, and they never give up, which I like a lot. Gonzaga seems a little wobbly without a true point guard, but they have so much talent…

In the midst of the season’s first lull

After all that Thanksgiving weekend tournament and game action, things have been a little quiet the last few days, and that's OK. But as was said in a movie not too long ago, there's never nothing going on.Tammy Sutton-Brown is…