KCBS/KCAL’s Kristine Leahy Introduces You To Country’s Tallest Basketball Player – UC Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye
Starting freshman center Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging eight points, six rebounds and three blocks per game for UC Irvine. That is not surprising for a player who stands 7 feet and six inches tall.
UCLA starters Jordan Anderson and Kyle Anderson have been suspended for Thursday night’s conference game against the Oregon Ducks, the school announced shortly before the game. Head coach Steve Alfrod said the pair violated team rules.
Chasson Randle made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Stanford boost their case for an at-large NCAA tournament berth with an 83-74 victory over No. 23 UCLA on Saturday.
Norman Powell scored 10 of his 21 points during a 3 1/2 minute span of the second half, Jordan Adams had 17 points and eight rebounds, and UCLA completed a season sweep of USC with an 83-73 victory on Saturday night.
Tony Parker scored a career-high 22 points and UCLA used a big first-half run to cruise past Stanford 91-74 on Thursday night, ending the Cardinal’s three-game winning streak.
Norman Powell matched his season high with 19 points and No. 25 UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat No. 21 Colorado 69-56 Thursday night, handing the short-handed Buffaloes their first home loss of the season.
Allen Huddleston launched a 3-pointer from half court at the overtime buzzer, lifting Fresno State over UC Irvine 98-87 on Friday night.
Steve Alford’s UCLA Bruins will enter the NCAA Basketball season ranked No. 23 in coaches poll.
A new college basketball tournament called the Wooden Legacy will feature 10 schools, including Marquette and Miami playing Nov. 28-Dec. 1 at two sites in Orange County.
Rutgers is set to introduce Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as the new coach of the Scarlet Knights’ scandal-marred basketball program.
Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men’s basketball coach on Monday night after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament.
The Louisville Cardinals put on a defensive clinic, shutting down Colorado State and dominated the Rams 82-56.
Nate Wolters struggled to get his chances for most of the game . Once he did, the Summit League’s player of the year proved worthy of the title and added another – tournament MVP.
Tim Floyd insists he is not heading back to Southern California. Floyd, who now coaches at UTEP, spoke following the Miners’ 56-54 loss to No. 25 Memphis on Tuesday night and said his meeting with USC athletic director Pat Haden was not about the men’s basketball opening.
Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that consistently delivers big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time.