Why wait for Selection Sunday? March Madness has already arrived. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is planning to hire Charlie Sheen to host a new reality TV show on his network, HDNet. While Sheen’s outrageous tirades and partying with porn stars alongside his soon-to-be ex-wife has gone viral, a star BYU basketball player is kicked off the team for reportedly admitting to having consensual sex with his girlfriend. Read More
Mike Montgomery is the best Bay Area college basketball coach since Pete Newell, and he may be doing his best job ever with this year’s Cal Bears.Montgomery lost almost everybody from last year’s Pac-10 Conference champion team, and he suffered further hits when Max Zhang decided to stay in China and freshman guard Gary Franklin left in early January. Read More
Marquise Carter scored 18 points, including seven late free throws, and Demetri Goodson made a key steal to help Gonzaga hang on for a wild 71-67 victory Sunday night over San Francisco in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals.The Bulldogs' win sets up a Monday finals rematch with Saint Mary's, who pulled off the 81-62 upset of Gonzaga in last year's WCC championship game. Read More
The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team took a step closer to the Final Four, dismantling Butte College 86-52 in the first round of the California Community College Athletic Association this past weekend.
Guard Collin Chiverton led the way for the host Rams with 21 points, and Coast Conference Co-MVP Jonathon Williams chipped in with 20 points as CCSF jumped out to a 42-16 halftime lead.
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Who needs players from traditional basketball hotbeds to build a strong college program?
Almost half of the St. Mary’s men’s team playing Baylor on Friday in Houston in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament hail from Australia. Yes, Down Under, where hoops take a huge back seat to Aussie Rules Football, soccer, rugby, swimming, surfing and probably grilling shrimp on the barbie. Read More
St. Mary’s and Cal both traveled across the country hoping to shake the perception that the best in the West aren’t good enough to hang with the elite of college basketball. Read More
Mike Montgomery’s supposition was impossible to argue: “No matter how good you think you are,” the Cal coach said, “you’re playing other people who have won games.”
Then again, those other people are playing you, because you’ve also won games.
Enough games in the case of the Golden Bears, or their sort-of-neighbors from the other side of the Caldecott Tunnel, St. Mary’s, to get into the NCAA Tournament. Read More
Nevada casinos that offer sports betting are gearing up for March Madness, the annual college men’s basketball tournament, offering incentives for sports betting enthusiasts.
Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 1992, effectively making sports betting legal in only four states, including Nevada. Read More
As the Cal and Stanford men’s basketball teams are currently focused on the season that is just beginning, each program took a big step in securing a bright future on Wednesday. The two Bay Area rivals each inked a top-20 recruiting class for 2010, according to scout.com.
Stanford had five players sign letters of intent on the first day recruits were able to do so and earned a No. 14 ranking. Cal signed four players, good for the 17th-best haul in the country. Read More
War Memorial Gym has received a number of upgrades during the offseason. New to USF’s facility are the floor, court design, hoops, bleachers, banners and lighting system.
In addition to the building improvements, men’s basketball coach Rex Walters is hopeful that his seven new recruits will upgrade the team’s record from last season’s 11-19 overall mark, including 3-11 in the West Coast Conference. Read More