Monthly Archives: January 2007

Pruitt misses practice

Gabe Pruitt missed practice with a stomach virus, according to coach Floyd. RouSean Cromwell left midway through practice feeling similar effects. Walk-on Reed Doucette also was stricken and not in attendance.

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Judge clears Mayo to play

In another twist in the O.J. Mayo incident, the USC commitment has gone to court and gotten a temporary restraining order against the West Virginia Schools Activities Commission to stop the enforcement of his two-game suspension, according to this USA … Continue reading

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Mayo incident

Here’s a consolidation of the latest information on USC commitment O.J. Mayo, who was ejected from his Huntington High (W.Va.) game Friday for getting two technical fouls and may receive further punishment for bumping a referee. Here’s a Charleston Gazette … Continue reading


No practice

Coach Floyd decided the team would not practice today, though the players did do an hour in the weight room.

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Rodrick regretful

Lodrick Stewart said that he and his twin brother often talk about how it would have been if Rodrick had stayed at USC. Rodrick transferred to Kansas after his freshman season. He is a little-used reserve on the Jayhawks, averaging … Continue reading

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Room for improvement

Cal shot 51.9 percent, the first time this season a team has hit 50 percent of its field goals against the Trojans. “As a coach, it’s always a concern when you shoot 58.7 percent and win by three,” Floyd said. … Continue reading

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Ubaka needed I.V.

Cal guard Ayinde Ubaka only played 26 minutes because of dehydration, according to Cal coach Ben Braun, and received fluids during the game. Ubaka, the Bears’ second-leading scorer at 13.8 ppg, had nine points on just five shots against the … Continue reading


Gibson incident

Taj Gibson said Taylor Harrison was a former teammate of his back on an AAU team, and that he would never throw a punch at him. He was trying to back him up after Harrison had given him a bit … Continue reading

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Flight back

I was on the same flight as the team on the way back to L.A. Group A, including most of the team, had already boarded the Southwest flight when I got to the gate. Stuck in Group B with me … Continue reading

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Floyd’s post-game thoughts

Coach Floyd singled out Daniel Hackett for what he called four great plays down the stretch — the cut and layup off a pass from Lodrick Stewart, the defensive rebound with 1:06 left and the free throws that followed, and … Continue reading