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  1. Will rivalry games be closely monitored?

    Diamond Leung

    Cincinnati-Xavier was a crosstown rivalry game gone bad, with Bearcats coach Mick Cronin continuing to take aim at the referees for not doing more to stop the hostilities before they escalated into the brawl that has become the talk of college basket...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  2. Youth, injury give UTEP a new look

    Diamond Leung

    UTEP held an intrasquad scrimmage last week in front of fans who probably didn't recognize a majority of the team. That's because of all the players participating, only one on scholarship -- guard Michael Perez, he of the 1.5-points-per-game average ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  3. UNM won't schedule UTEP over NIT spat?

    Diamond Leung

    It hasn't been easy over the years for New Mexico to put together a schedule since opponents generally don't like going to The Pit, one of the toughest places to play in America. Now it appears a previously proposed series of games between regiona...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  4. Greg Foster gets degree 17 years later

    Diamond Leung

    Greg Foster played in the NBA for 13 years, and this season he came back to UTEP as an undergraduate assistant under Tim Floyd. He wanted to start coaching and even got thrown into the fire during a game against East Carolina, taking over after Floyd...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  5. USC coach: Refs protect Derrick Williams

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona forward Derrick Williams is drawing consideration for national player of the year and even the top pick in the NBA draft. The sophomore is such a dynamic player at 6-foot-8 that he's leading the nation in free-throw attempts. USC coach Kev...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  6. Demetrius Walker book will 'make you sick'

    Diamond Leung

    George Dohrmann's "Play Their Hearts Out" is out in bookstores today, and his examination of the relationship between former hoops phenom Demetrius Walker and AAU coach Joe Keller in the context of a seedy grassroots basketball scene is already comma...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  7. High school freshman verbally commits

    Diamond Leung

    James Blackmon Jr. has yet to play a single high school game at Bishop Leurs in Fort Wayne, Ind., but the 6-foot-2 shooting guard has already given a verbal commitment to Indiana. How good is this kid? ESPN.com's John Stovall has this evaluation: ...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  8. NCAA hits innocent bystander Kevin O'Neill

    Diamond Leung

    Kevin O'Neill just can't seem to avoid running into the NCAA, as he now has the distinction of having been the head coach at the two Pac-10 programs -- USC and Arizona -- currently on probation. The thing is, O'Neill didn't do anything wrong to get t...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  9. Tim Floyd says he'll 'take the high road'

    Diamond Leung

    When UTEP coach Tim Floyd last spoke extensively about his dealings with O.J. Mayo and athletic director Mike Garrett, Floyd said working under Garrett in the midst of scandal was so difficult for him that he had to resign. He felt unsupported by ...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  10. USC to rid traces of O.J. Mayo

    Diamond Leung

    See this image of O.J. Mayo conducting a radio interview inside USC's Heritage Hall? It's unlikely Mayo sets foot ever again inside the same building, let alone wear such a smile while doing it. That's because USC incoming president Max Nikias ann...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  11. Tim Floyd package deal denials

    Diamond Leung

    Using package deals to get players to join USC was always something Tim Floyd denied doing -- even if the NCAA has no rules against doing so. Hiring someone onto your staff in order to influence recruits linked to that new staffer? That's how the ...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  12. Revisiting the words of O.J. Mayo

    Diamond Leung

    With the NCAA infractions committee set to release its report on USC, I thought it would be interesting to revisit this Dan Patrick interview with O.J. Mayo. It might be the most direct line of questioning Mayo has faced on the issue. The intervie...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  13. UTEP: Tim Floyd allegations 'unlikely' true

    Diamond Leung

    A source is telling Dana O'Neil that the NCAA infractions committee will be releasing its report on USC on Friday, and while a large amount of the attention has been focused on football, USC basketball might be hit with further sanctions regarding O....

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  14. Lil' Romeo won't return to USC

    Diamond Leung

    Percy Miller, better known in hip hop circles as Lil' Romeo, will not return to USC for his junior season, coach Kevin O'Neill told the Los Angeles Daily News. The 5-foot-11 guard scored two points in three games this season, missing most of the y...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  15. Floyd says he'd recruit Mayo again

    Diamond Leung

    New UTEP coach Tim Floyd spoke to SIRIUS XM's Gary Williams today and launched into an impassioned defense of the recruitment of O.J. Mayo, which led to USC self-imposing sanctions this season and also the school having to face the NCAA infractions c...

    Blog | March 31, 2010
  16. USC set to face the NCAA

    Diamond Leung

    USC faces the NCAA Infractions Committee this week in Tempe, Ariz., where athletic director Mike Garrett and former coach Tim Floyd are among those expected to defend themselves. The Los Angeles Times has a look at what USC could be in for as the ...

    Blog | February 17, 2010