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The Sports Report: A Bad Day For USC (mens And Womens) Basketball

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The Sports Report: A Bad Day For USC (mens And Womens) Basketball

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The Sports Report: A Bad Day For USC (mens And Womens) Basketball
The Sports Report: A Bad Day For USC (mens And Womens) Basketball

Hello, I'm your host, Houston Mitchell. Let's go straight to the news.

By Ryan Kartje: A season of week-to-week scrambling, dogging and dogging has given USC reason to believe it can still overcome every obstacle it faces. He often survives slow starts or long slumps, so comebacks seem second nature to the Trojans, whose coach recently called them his biggest improvement in a decade.

But on Friday, no fulcrum had been found and no contingency plan had been put in place. Months of tempting luck finally left USC, losing 72-62 to Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

For the second straight season, the answer to what happened to the Trojans comes at the worst possible time with the NCAA Tournament.

"That's how the ball rolls sometimes in March," said senior guard Drew Peterson.

However, this defeat is not a question of bad returns. It's the sum total of USC's worst streak of the season neatly wrapped in a crushing loss.

The Trojans again got off to a slow start, ducking early in an 11-point hole. Then, after ending the first half with a tear, they completed a series of poor shooting and poor possession in the second half, shooting 11 of 32 after halftime. They also turned the ball over 11 times, giving Michigan State an additional 16 turnover points.

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Jaylen Clark was absent, but continued to inspire survival-minded UCLA in the NCAA Tournament

UC Santa Barbara advanced to the second round against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament: No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson beats No. 1 Purdue

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Men's Tournament Results, Schedule
throughout peacetime
The first round
Friday results

East area
No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson 63, No. 1 Purdue 58

#2 Marquette 78, #15 Vermont 61

No. 3 Kansas St. 77, No. 14 Montana St. 65

No. 6 Kentucky 61, No. 11 Chance 53

#7 Michigan State 72, #10 USC 62

No. 9 Florida Atlantic 66, No. 8 Memphis 65

Midwest Region
#3 Xavier 72, #14 Kennesaw St. 67

No. 4 Indiana 71, No. 13 Kent State 60

No. 5 Miami 63, No. 12 Drake 56

No. 11 Pitt 59, No. 6 Iowa State 41

South region
No. 3 Baylor 74, No. 14 UC Santa Barbara 56

No. 6 Creighton 72, No. 11 North Carolina State 63

Western region
#3 Gonzaga 82, #14 Grand Canyon 70

No. 4 UConn 87, No. 13 Iona 63

No. 5 Santa Maria 63, No. 12 VCU 51

6 TCU 72, 11 Arizona St. 70

The second round
SATURDAY

South region
#5 San Diego Street c. No. 13 Furman, 9:10 a.m., CBS

No. 7 Missouri vs. 15 Princeton, 3:10 p.m., TNT

No. 1 Alabama vs. #8 Maryland, 6:40 p.m., TBS

Western region
#1 Kansas vs. 8 Arkansas, 2:15 p.m., CBS

No. 2 UCLA vs. 7 North-West, 5:40 p.m., TNT

East area
No. 4 Tennessee vs. 5 Dukes, 11:40 a.m., CBS

Midwest Region
Number 1 Houston vs. at Auburn No. 9, 4:10 p.m., TBS

No. 2 Texas vs. 10 Penn Street, 4:45 p.m., CBS

Sunday

East area
#3 Kansas Road 6 Kentucky 61, 11:40 a.m., CBS

#2 Marquette vs. 7 Michigan State, 2:15 p.m., CBS

Number 9 Florida Atlantic vs. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson, 4:45 p.m., TruTV

Midwest region

No. 3 Xavier vs. No. 11 Pitt, 9:10 a.m., CBS

No. 4 Indiana vs. 5 Miami, 5:40 p.m., TNT

South region

#3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Creighton, 4:10 p.m., TBS

Western region

No. 3 Gonzaga vs. 6 TCU, 6:40 p.m., TBS

No. 4 UConn vs. 5 St. Mary's, 3:10 p.m., TNT

women's tournament

By Mitchell Northam: Destiny Littleton's 3-point tie with seven seconds left in regulation gave the USC women's basketball team extra life.

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But the Trojans squandered it. USC had to wait another year for a chance to win its first NCAA tournament since 2006.

Despite Rayah Marshall's record-breaking performance, the Trojans beat Virginia Tech's Cassell by eight on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. He was eliminated with No. 9 South Dakota State in a 62-57 overtime loss at the Coliseum.

"Credit to South Dakota State. They're a really good team. We know that. They're ready and experienced and we try to make it really hard for them and I think they make winning plays when they must," said USC second-year coach Lindsay Gottlieb. "I'm very proud. I'm proud of our team and I'm proud of the people in the locker room. Our journey has been amazing. I wish it was longer."

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throughout peacetime
The first round
Friday results
Region (Greenville 1)

No. 1 South Carolina 72, No. 16 Norfolk State 40

No. 2 Maryland 93, No. 15 Sainte-Croix 61

3 Notre Dame 82, No. 14 Southern Utah 56

No. 11 Ladies. 81st. 6 Creighton 66

No. 7 Arizona 75, No. 10 West Virginia 62

#8 South Florida 67, #9 Marquette 65 (OT)

Region (Greenville 2)
No. 2 Utah 103, No. 15 Gardner Webb 77

No. 3 LSU 73, No. 14 Hawaii 50

#6 Michigan 71, #11 UNLV 59

No. 10 Princeton 64, No. 7 North Carolina State 63

Regional (Seattle 1)
No. 1 Virginia Tech 58, No. 16 Chattanooga 33

No. 9 South Dakota Road. 62, no. 8 USC 57 (OT)

Regional (Seattle 2)
No. 1 Stanford 92, No. 16 Sacred Heart 49

No. 2 Iowa 95, No. 15 SE Louisiana 43

No. 10 Georgia 66, No. 7 Florida State 54

8 Ole Miss 71, No. 9 Gonzaga 48

Today
Region (Greenville 1)
No. 5 Oklahoma vs. 12 Portland, 6 p.m., ESPNU

No. 4 UCLA vs. 13 Sacramento State, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2

Region (Greenville 2)
No. 1 Indiana vs. 16 Tennessee Tech, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2

No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. No. 9 Miami, 11 a.m. ESPN

No. 5 Washington State vs. No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast, 11:30 a.m., ESPNU

No. 4 Villanova vs. 13 Cleveland State, 2 p.m., ESPNU

Regional (Seattle 1)
No. 4 Tennessee vs. No. 13 St. Louis, 10 p.m., ABC

No. 3 Ohio State vs. 14 James Madison, 10:30 a.m., ESPN2

No. 2 UConn vs. No. 15 Vermont, noon, ABC

No. 5 Iowa State vs. 12 Toledo, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 6 North Carolina vs. 11 St. John's, 1 p.m., ESPN

No. 7 Baylor vs. 10 Alabama, 2:30 p.m., ESPN2

Regional (Seattle 2)
No. 6 Colorado vs. No. 11 Middle Tennessee, 4 p.m., ESPNEWS

No. 5 Louisville vs. Drake No. 12, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2

#3 Duke against in no. Iona 14, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2

No. 4 Texas vs. #13 East Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN

Sunday
The second round

Region (Greenville 1)

No. 1 South Carolina vs. Number 8 South Florida, 10 a.m., ABC

No. 3 Notre Dame 82 c. No. 11 Ladies. Street, 12:30 p.m., ESPN

#2 Maryland vs. 7 Arizona, 2:30 p.m., ESPN

Region (Greenville 2)

No. 2 Utah vs. #10 Princeton, 4 p.m., ESPN2

No. 3 LSU vs. No. 6 Michigan, 4:30 p.m., ESPN

Regional (Seattle 1)

#1 Virginia Tech vs. 9 South Dakota Street, 2 p.m., ESPN2

Regional (Seattle 2)

#2 Iowa vs. No. 10 Georgia, Noon, ABC

#1 Stanford vs No. 8 Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m., ESPN

Lakers

By Dan Woike: Anthony Davis crossed the lane and finished to the basket for an easy two points on Friday night's first quarter possession, stunned Dallas' Josh Green and grabbed a defensive rebound on a lay-run up.

500, they can still be optimistic about their season.

But one of the reasons the Lakers are losing more than they are winning was Wednesday in Houston, when Davis didn't play in the Rockets' win.

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It doesn't get any better with that.

The Lakers lost their heartbreak, Maxi Kleber hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Lakers 111-110.

The Lakers have been clear in their strategy over the past month, prioritizing health. With no double plays to stop anyone on Friday, the Lakers took a chance on Friday.

Playing against the Dallas Mavericks, who are just one game ahead of them in the standings heading into Friday's game, the Lakers have a chance to make some real moves. Minnesota, Golden State, New Orleans and Portland all lost, giving the team a valuable opportunity to turn a profit.

They do not understand.

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SPARKS

By Thuc Nhi Nguyen: The Sparks waived guard Chennady Carter on Friday, returning one of the remaining errors from the Derek Fisher era.

After joining the team in a trade from Atlanta, Carter played 24 games during his one-year tenure with the Sparks, averaging 8.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists. in 16.4 minutes per game.

When the Sparks missed the playoffs for the second straight year, he was suspended for a one-season violation, and Fisher was fired as coach and general manager in June.

Fisher, whose blunders last season included signing center Liz Cambage, sent former All-Star MVP Erica Wheeler, a 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 first-round pick to Atlanta as part of the 'OK. The deal primarily served as a salary deposit for the Sparks, who instead tried to promote the potential of Carter, the former No. 1 overall pick. 1. General. 4 who averaged 16.1 points and 3.4 assists in his two seasons with the Dream.

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DODGERS

By Mike DiGiovanna: Manager Dave Roberts confirmed what became clear last week: Tony Gonsolin, who sprained his left ankle leaving the practice field on March 6, will start his regular season on the injured list , becoming the fifth. rotation for prospect Ryan Pepiot or Michael Grove.

"To say he's going to start the season, obviously we know that's not going to happen," Roberts said of Gonsoli ahead of Friday's Cactus League game against the Chicago Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. I do not know now.

Gonsolin, who had a rookie season in 2022, went 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 24 starts and was named to the National League All-Star Team for the first time, extending his streak of hits at 150 feet and be able to pull it off. put weight on the ankle.

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FRESH FRESH

By Jeff Miller: The Chargers announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with passing throwers JK Scott and Donald Parham Jr.

The Chargers also lost their first home game as a free agent when quarterback Drue Tranquill agreed to terms on a one-year deal with AFC West rivals Kansas City Chiefs.

Scott averaged 41.5 yards and consistently noted his poor timing last season. The Chargers led the NFL in forcing opponents to 33 receptions.

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DUCK

Max Jones scored the tying goal at 2:37 and the Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-4 Friday night in a battle of teams near the bottom of the NHL standings.

Jones took the puck to center ice and beat Michael Hutchinson with the stick for his seventh goal of the season.

Scott Harrington scored twice for the Ducks (23-36-10), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Troy Terry and Ryan Strome each had a goal and an assist, Trevor Zegras and Max Comtois also scored, and Simon Benoit had two assists for Anaheim. Lukas Dostal blocked 38 shots.

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MARATHON

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THIS HISTORY IN SPORT

1945 – Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season in a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins in the final game of the season.

1950 – CCNY defeats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT Championship.

1953 – Don Schlundt scores 30 points to lead Indiana to a 69-68 victory over Kansas for the NCAA basketball championship.

1990 – Jeff Fryer's 41 points lead Loyola Marymount to a 149-115 victory over defending champion Michigan in the best game in NCAA Tournament history.

1993: Santa Clara defeats Arizona 64-61 to become the 15th team to win the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2001: Indiana's Reggie Miller becomes the first player in NBA history to hit 2,000 three-point shots after scoring four in a 101-95 win over Sacramento.

2008 – The Houston Rockets' 22-game winning streak ends. Kevin Garnett scored 22 points and Paul Pierce had 20 as the Celtics beat the Rockets 94-74 to end Houston's incredible streak.

2009 – New Jersey's Martin Brodeur breaks Patrick Roy's NHL record for wins by a goaltender. Brodeur celebrated his 552nd win with a 3-2 decision over the Chicago Blackhawks.

2013: LeBron James and the Miami Heat leave Boston with their 23rd straight win, the second-longest streak in NBA history. James scored 37 points and hit a layup with 10.5 seconds left in Miami's 105-103 victory.

2015: Lindsey Vonn won her seventh World Cup title at the World Cup Final in Méribel, France, winning the final race in the discipline.

2016 – Middle Tennessee State records a crushing loss in the NCAA Men's Tournament, beating second-seeded Michigan State 90-81 in the first round. Middle Tennessee have never trailed the Spartans (29-6), in one of their biggest upsets since the tournament began on the team's home ground in 1985.

2016: Thomas Walkup scores 33 points and 14th-ranked Stephen F. Austin relieves West Virginia's full-court defense in a 70-56 first-round loss. Mountaineer in the NCAA Tournament.

2017 – Kalani Brown scores 21 points as No. 1 Baylor beat smaller South Texas 119-30, NCAA Women's Tournament tilt. The 89-point margin broke Tennessee's previous record of 74 against North Carolina A&T (111-37) in 1994. Baylor's 119 points were the most points scored in regulation time in a game in the Women's Tournament. NCAA, surpassing the previous record of 116.

2017: Texas A&M staged the biggest comeback in NCAA Women's Tournament history, coming back from a 21-point deficit to win 63-61 over Penn to seal the NCAA First Round. The fifth-seeded Aggies finished the game 25-1, beating the 12th-seeded Quakers.

2018: Tennessee loses at home for the first time in NCAA Women's Tournament history. Marie Gulic had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Oregon State to a 66-59 win. The third-seeded Lady Vols went 57-0 at home, most of those wins under Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt.

-Compiled by the Associated Press

and finally

Loyola Marymount beat Michigan State in the men's tournament in 1990. Watch and listen here.

Till next time…

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