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The Sports Report: UCLA women also advance to Sweet 16


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From Thuc Nhi Nguyen: If this was Charisma Osborne’s last game at Pauley Pavilion, it ended with an emphatic mic drop.

The senior who could be a top WNBA draft pick this offseason led UCLA to its first Sweet 16 berth since 2019 by dropping a career-high 36 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a win 82-73 over No. 5 seed Oklahoma.

In the Sweet 16 for the fifth time under head coach Cori Close, the No. 4 Bruins (27-9) will play No. 1 seed South Carolina on Saturday in Greenville, SC, in a rematch of a close non-conference match that the defending national champions won on their home court.

After a double-double in UCLA’s first-round win against Sacramento State, Osborne tied his previous career high for scoring with three late free throws that earned him 32 points, but it was his midrange jumper with 1 :37 remaining what turned out to be the dagger. The shot put the Bruins up 10 after entering the fourth down by one. They jumped the game away from the free throw line, where they made 21 of 23 shots in the fourth quarter and 25 of 28 in the game.

UCLA entered the game on pace to set the school record for free throws in a season with 77.4%.

After Osborne made the final two free throws, Close substituted for the senior out of the game. He raised his arms to the crowd as they rose to their feet. Fans seated near the floor chanted “Thirty-six! Thirty-six!”

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From Ben Bolch: Drama is assured when UCLA takes on Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament.

The teams have met three times on the biggest stage in college basketball, producing two of the event’s most iconic moments. Start with Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison crying before a 2006 regional semifinal wrapped up, Bruins fans memorizing announcer Gus Johnson’s breathless narration of the final seconds.

“And they rob them… Farmar… inside… the rookies up… and they go to the front!”

Fifteen years later, Morrison was on Gonzaga’s IMG Radio call when Jalen Suggs leaned in improbably from inside half court to beat the Bruins in the Final Four.

“Yessssssss!” Morrison yelled, drowning out his broadcast partner. “Yesssss! Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss

Whats Next? CBS announcers Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Stan Van Gundy will no doubt expect another classic finale on Thursday night at T-Mobile Arena as second seed UCLA (31-5) takes on third seed Gonzaga (30-5). in a West Region semifinal. .

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Men’s tournament results, schedule
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Sweet 16

West Regional
No. 4 UConn vs. No. 8 Arkansas, 4:15 p.m., CBS

No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 3 Gonzaga, 6:45 p.m., CBS

Eastern Region
No. 3 Kansas State vs. No. 7 Michigan State, 3:30 p.m., TBS

No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic, 6 p.m., TBS

Southern region
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 5 San Diego State, 3:30 p.m., TBS

No. 6 Creighton vs. No. 15 Princeton, 6 p.m., TBS

Midwest Region
No. 1 Houston vs. No. 5 Miami, 4:15 p.m., CBS

No. 2 Texas vs. No. 3 Xavier, 6:45 p.m., CBS

female tournament

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Second round
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Regionals (Greenville 1)

#4 UCLA 82, #5 Oklahoma 73

Regional (Greenville 2)

No. 9 Miami 70, No. 1 Indiana 68

No. 4 Villanova 76, No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast 57

Regional (Seattle 1)

No. 2 UConn 77, No. 7 Baylor 58

No. 3 Ohio State 71, No. 6 North Carolina 69

#4 Tennessee 94, #12 Toledo 47

Regional (Seattle 2)

No. 6 Colorado 61, No. 3 Duke 53 (OT)

#5 Louisville 73, #4 Texas 51

Sweet 16

Greenville Regional 2

No. 4 Villanova vs. No. 9 Miami, 11:30 a.m., ESPN

No. 2 Utah vs. No. 3 LSU, 2 p.m., ESPN

Seattle Regional 2

No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 6 Colorado, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

No. 5 Louisville vs. No. 8 Ole Miss, 7 p.m., ESPN

Greenville 1 Regional

No. 2 Maryland vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, 8:30 a.m., ESPN

No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 4 UCLA, 11 a.m., ESPN

Seattle 1 regional

No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 3 Ohio State, 1 p.m., ABC

No. 1 Virginia Tech vs. No. 4 Tennessee, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2


From Andrew Greif: Every strong team Kawhi Leonard has been a part of has met his same personal criteria.

It is not a defensive classification.

It is not the ratio of attendance to turnover.

It is not quantifiable at all.

“It’s a feeling when you know you have a great team,” the Clippers star wing said Sunday. “It’s not always about (leading) to a championship, it’s just about you knowing that everyone is on the same page. It’s just a continuous movement. It is difficult to explain.

“Yes, there is something special. You have to feel it, and then you will know.”

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From Bill Shaikin: The Curse of Harry Sidhu was born on May 24, 2022. That was the day the Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to void an agreement that would have anchored the Angels in the city for decades and allowed their owner build an urban village. around the Angel Stadium.

An FBI agent had claimed that Sidhu, the former mayor of Anaheim, turned over city secrets to Los Angeles in hopes of getting a million-dollar campaign contribution. The stench of corruption, even as Sidhu denied the accusation, made the deal too toxic to proceed.

The Angels lost their next 14 games, the longest losing streak in the franchise’s 63-year history. They fired their manager. They finished 33 games out of first place.

That could be fun. This Isn’t It: This is the year Harry Sidhu’s curse really starts to affect Anaheim.

On Saturday, Angels owner Arte Moreno said he planned to meet with Anaheim’s new mayor, Ashleigh Aitken, in the coming weeks. He declined to say whether he would consider a third round of stadium negotiations with a city that twice in the past decade told him it had a deal.

“They have a new administration,” Moreno told reporters in Arizona. “And we are going to work with that administration. We have been there for a long time. And we’ll see what happens.”

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Shohei Ohtani and Japan come from behind to beat Mexico and advance to the World Baseball Classic final


Drew Doughty and Viktor Arvidsson scored in Los Angeles’ four-goal first period, Adrian Kempe had two goals and an assist, and the Kings clinched a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with an 8-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Carl Grundstrom scored twice and Gabriel Vilardi and Mikey Anderson also scored for the Kings, who tied Vegas for the top of the division by extending their scoring streak to 10 games (8-0-2) with their second eight-goal streak it’s from the season. .

Pheonix Copley made 15 saves for Los Angeles, while captain Anze Kopitar, Quinton Byfield and Rasmus Kupari each had two assists. The Kings earned a point in each game in March, putting themselves in contention for the second division title for a franchise with two Stanley Cup championships.


1893 — The first collegiate women’s basketball game is played at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. In this game, each basket is worth 1 point and the freshman class defeats the sophomore class 5-4. The game takes place behind closed doors and men are prohibited from watching.

1941 – Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the thirteenth round at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.

(1945—George Mikande DePaula scores 53 points in the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament Mikan equals Rhode Island in offensive performance and his teammates adds another 44 for a final score of 97-53

1953 – Rookie Bob Cousy sets an NBA record with 50 points and leads the Boston Celtics to a 111-105 victory over the Syracuse Nationals in a four-overtime playoff game. Cousy scores 30 of his points from the free throw line.

1959 — California defeats West Virginia 71-70 for the NCAA basketball championship. Jerry West scores 28 points for West Virginia.

1959 — Oscar Robertson scores the first triple-double in NCAA Tournament Final Four history, posting 39 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in Cincinnati’s 98-85 win over Louisville in the third-place game .

1964 — UCLA caps a 30-0 season with a 98-83 victory over Duke in the NCAA basketball championship. UCLA is the third team to go undefeated and win the title. The victory gives coach John Wooden the first of his 10 NCAA Tournament championships.

1970: Curtis Rowe scores 19 points and Sidney Wicks adds 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead UCLA to an 80-69 victory over Jacksonville for its fourth straight NCAA basketball championship. Jacksonville finishes the season averaging 100.4 points per game, the first team to average 100+ points in a college basketball season.

1973: Frank Mahovlich scores his 500th goal as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.

1984 — Edmonton’s Glenn Anderson scores his 50th goal of the season, helping the Oilers beat the Hartford Whalers 5-3. The Oilers become the first NHL team to have three 50-goal scorers in one season.

1985 — Washington’s Bobby Carpenter becomes the first US-born player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season. He reaches the milestone in a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at The Forum.

1990 — St. Louis’ Brett Hull becomes the sixth player in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season with one goal in the Blues’ 8-6 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

1996 — Todd Eldredge becomes the first American in eight years to win the gold medal at the World Figure Skating Championships.

2011: Courtney Vandersloot has 29 points and 17 assists to help Gonzaga beat UCLA 89-75 in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Vandersloot becomes the first player in Division I history, men or women, to record 2,000 points and 1,000 assists in a career.

2014: Mercer pulls off the biggest upset in the NCAA Men’s Tournament by defeating Duke 78-71 in the second round. The Bears, seeded 14th and senior, score 11 straight points during the final 20-5 skid to post the biggest win in school history.

2015: Top-ranked Kentucky edged out eighth-seeded Cincinnati in a 64-51 victory to reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. The Wildcats improve to 36-0, the best start to a season for any team.

2019 — Japanese baseball right fielder Ichiro Suzuki ends his career with a record 4,367 hits (NPB and MLB).

—Collected by Associated Press

And finally…

Mercer upsets Duke in 2014. watch and listen here.

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