Former UCLA coach Ben Howland has reached an agreement to become coach at Mississippi State, according to various reports. Howland’s personality should fit in well at Starkville. Who else was the basketball coach at Mississippi State? Former USC coach Bob Boyd.
Throwback Thursday: This 1940 “Three Stooges” feature was filmed at USC. Can you name the film and the USC location? pic.twitter.com/UWnPPexTvV
— USC Campus Filming (@USCFilmOffice) March 19, 2015
A reader emails the episode is titled, “No Census, No Feeling.” The location is 34th Street heading east toward Hoover (now known as Trousdale).
Here’s the updated odds to win the NCAA Tournament according to Bovada. Kentucky is of course the favorite. Arizona is now second at 13/2. UCLA is 100/1. Full odds after the jump:
The Pac-12 finally loses a game as Oregon falls to No. 1-seeded Wisconsin. But what a season for the Ducks, who were picked to finish 8th in the conference preseason poll (two spots above USC) and won 27 games along with an appearance in the Pac-12 Tournament title game. It’s called o-v-e-r-a-c-h-i-e-v-e-m-e-n-t.
What about Northern Iowa? Is there Cinderella season over?
UPDATED: Louisville knocks out Northern Iowa so yes it is over for the Panthers. The Pac-12 has three teams in the Sweet 16. The conference of champions!
Next year will be the 15th anniversary of USC’s Elite Eight team but hey, why not remember a bit now with the NCAA Tournament dominating this weekend. The Trojans upset Boston College, 74-71, in Uniondale, N.Y. on March 18, 2001. The hero was reserve point guard Robert Hutchinson, who made five free throws in the final 1:17 to seal the victory. Jeff Trepagnier (above) had 18 points and David Bluthenthal 20.
Then came the heartwarming day after when Coach Henry Bibby told the team he would show them New York City and took them to dinner at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).