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butler heads into tourney with martin playing new lead role


indianapolis — butler forward kelan martin always has been a special scorer.this season, he learned to thrive in a new role — team leader.it was an awkward position for the 6-foot-7 senior, who had never before been handed the reins to a team and wasn't always keen on speaking his mind. but with only two seniors on a young roster and a new coach in town, martin stepped forward and made the transformation look smooth and natural."i think he's got a maturity about him from his experiences that has helped him and has helped him help others. i've watched him go put his arm around (freshman) aaron thompson," coach lavall jordan said. "after we lost to georgetown, kelan went around the locker room and talked to every guy individually. that's how he's grown."martin always seemed more focused on l






martin, no. 22 butler rally to stun no. 2 villanova, 74-66


villanova, pa. — butler coach chris holtmann told his players to expect to be punched in the mouth playing on the road against one of the best teams in the nation.the bulldogs took the punch — and then delivered a knockout blow few people saw coming.kelan martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead no. 22 butler past no. 2 villanova 74-66 on wednesday night, snapping the wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.kamar baldwin added 15 points for the bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 big east), who have handed the defending national champion wildcats two of their three losses this season."we've never won here," holtmann said. "not many people have. it's certainly a significant regular-season win for our program to beat a top two team on the road."jalen brunson score






martin, no. 22 butler rally to stun no. 2 villanova, 74-66


villanova, pa. — kelan martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead no. 22 butler past no. 2 villanova 74-66 on wednesday night, snapping the wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.kamar baldwin added 15 points for the bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 big east), who have handed the defending national champion wildcats two of their three losses this season.jalen brunson scored 24 points and josh hart had 18 for villanova (26-3, 13-3), which came into the game having already clinched at least a share of their fourth straight big east regular-season championship.the game marked the first time hart and fellow seniors kris jenkins and darryl reynolds lost a game at the pavilion in their four-year careers.with villanova leading by seven with 10:30 remaining, butler sc






butler too much for middle tennessee


milwaukee – butler coach chris holtmann had heard enough about middle tennessee, the trendy midmajor pick this year to bust ncaa tournament brackets — a role the bulldogs once assumed with regularity.this time, no. 4 seed butler played the role of goliath, bringing middle tennessee's feel-good story to a close.kelan martin scored 19 points, and butler played smothering defense on middle tennessee's versatile scorers in a 74-65 victory saturday night to advance to the regional semifinals. the bulldogs (25-8) are going to the sweet 16 for the first time since 2011, when they wrapped up back-to-back appearances in the national title game."i had a coach friend send me a clip saying we weren't good enough to beat middle tennessee. it absolutely burned me up," holtmann said. "there's no question






butler stops middle tennessee's run of upsets


butler coach chris holtmann had heard enough about middle tennessee. the blue raiders were a trendy mid-major pick this year to bust ncaa tournament brackets, a role butler once assumed with regularity. this time, the bulldogs played the role of college basketball goliath, and they brought middle tennessee's feel-good story to a close. kelan martin scored 19 points, and butler played smothering defense on middle tennessee's versatile scorers in a 74-65 victory saturday night to advance to the regional semifinals. the bulldogs (25-8) are going to the sweet 16 for the first time since 2011, when they wrapped up back-to-back appearances in the national title game. “i had a coach-friend send me a clip saying we weren't good enough to beat middle tennessee. it absolutely burned me up,” holtmann






wideman scores 23, butler sweeps marquette 92-72 in big east


milwaukee — tyler wideman scored a career-high 23 points with nine rebounds, kalan martin scored 16 points, kamar baldwin 15 and butler rode some hot shooting to a 92-72 defeat of marquette wednesday night and push its win streak to three games.butler (16-7, 6-4 big east) shot 60 percent from the floor (33 of 55), 57 percent from behind the 3-point arc (8 of 14) and had five players reach double-figure scoring. sean mcdermott added 13 points and aaron thompson 11. the bulldogs have swept marquette in big east play this season, and have won four of five games since the jan. 12 home win against marquette.markus howard scored 26 points to lead marquette (13-9, 4-9) with sacar anim adding 15 points, greg elliott and sam hauser 10 each. the golden eagles were 24 of 52 from the floor, making nin






no. 24 butler defense shuts down depaul in 82-66 win


indianapolis — nate fowler scored 15 points and kelan martin added 14 points and eight rebounds sunday as no. 24 butler blew out depaul 82-66.the bulldogs (21-6, 10-5 big east) won their second straight and retained their hold on second place in the conference standings.eli cain had 24 points for depaul (8-19, 1-13), which has lost 10 straight. joe hanel had 10 points.depaul led 27-22 with 4:52 to go in the first half but failed to score again until 17:11 was left in the game.butler took advantage of the drought with a 21-0 run that made it 43-27.the blue demons didn't get closer than 11 points the rest of the game, and the bulldogs put it away with a 13-0 second-half run.it's not the first time depaul has had scoring trouble against butler this season. on jan. 21, the blue demons went 15:






no. 22 butler rallies to stun no. 2 villanova; syracuse shocks no. 10 duke


kelan martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead no. 22 butler past no. 2 villanova 74-66 on wednesday night in villanova, pa., snapping the wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.kamar baldwin added 15 points for the bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 big east), who have handed the defending national champion wildcats two of their three losses this season.jalen brunson scored 24 points and josh hart had 18 for villanova (26-3, 13-3), which came into the game having already clinched at least a share of their fourth straight big east regular-season championship.the game marked the first time hart and fellow seniors kris jenkins and darryl reynolds lost a game at the pavilion in their four-year careers.with villanova leading by seven with 10:30 remaining, butler s






gophers get a no. 5 seed, will play middle tennessee state in milwaukee


richard pitino and his gophers saw their final goal of a major turnaround come to fruition sunday evening when the ncaa tournament selection committee gave them a surprisingly high no. 5 seed. minnesota plays no. 12 seed middle tennessee in milwaukee on thursday in south region action.this is minnesota’s first trip to the ncaa tournament under pitino, and the program’s first big dance in four years. in 2013, the gophers made the tournament and beat ucla before losing to florida in the second round. tubby smith was fired as coach after that loss, and pitino was hired shortly after.thursday’s first-round game is at 3 p.m. on tnt. the winner will play the butler-winthrop winner on saturday in milwaukee.the 2013 victory over ucla is minnesota’s only ncaa tournament victory, officially, in over






dwyane wade, who can play supporting or lead role, likes bulls' options


last july 30, on the day he commanded the advocate center for 45 minutes during his formal bulls introduction, dwyane wade made one thing abundantly clear."i remember when shaquille o'neal came to miami from the lakers with three championships," wade said that day, alluding to the 2004-05 season. "we had no championships at the time. i remember his press conference. shaq said, 'we're not going to go through this all year. it's dwyane wade's team.'"so we're not going to go through this all year. this is jimmy butler's team."wade backed his words with actions, happily playing a supporting role as butler made his third straight all-star team and posted career-high averages of 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.9 steals.but for those who forgot wade almost single-handedly led the hea






rodriguez, delgado help seton hall edge no. 13 butler


indianapolis — seton hall certainly is making a late-season run at an ncaa tournament berth.desi rodriguez scored 21 points, and angel delgado added 20 points and 16 rebounds saturday, helping the pirates rally from a 10-point, second-half deficit and upset no. 13 butler 70-64.the pirates (20-10, 10-8 big east) scored the game's final seven points, taking a 65-64 lead on khadeen carrington's basket with 1:24 remaining. freshman myles powell's 3-pointer with 35.3 seconds left stretched the lead to 68-64.carrington, who finished with 17 points, iced it with two free throws with 12 seconds to go, extending the pirates' winning streak to four."i think the key was recognizing who their top scorers are and then really locking down on defense down the stretch," carrington said. "on the offensive






butler stops middle tennessee's run of upsets


kelan martin scored 19 points, and butler limited middle tennessee's athletic scorers with smothering defense in a 74-65 victory saturday night to advance to the ncaa tournament regional semifinals. the bulldogs (25-8) are going to the sweet 16 for the first time since 2011, when they wrapped up back-to-back appearances in the national title game. andrew chrabascz added 15 points for fourth-seeded butler, including a three-pointer with 3:25 left that snapped a 7-0 run for middle tennessee to get the lead back to 62-56. the senior forward played an even more important role in leading a sterling defensive effort for the bulldogs. conference usa player of the year jacorey williams finished with 20 points, but had to work hard for nearly every bucket for no. 12-seeded middle tennessee (31-5). 






sweet again: butler beats mtsu, gets back to ncaa regionals


milwaukee — kelan martin scored 19 points, and butler limited middle tennessee's athletic scorers with smothering defense in a 74-65 victory saturday night to advance to the ncaa tournament regional semifinals.the bulldogs (25-8) are going to the sweet 16 for the first time since 2011, when they wrapped up back-to-back appearances in the national title game.andrew chrabascz added 15 points for fourth-seeded butler, including a 3 with 3:25 left that snapped a 7-0 run for middle tennessee to get the lead back to 62-56.the senior forward played an even more important role in leading a sterling defensive effort for the bulldogs.conference usa player of the year jacorey williams finished with 20 points, but had to work hard for nearly every bucket for no. 12 seed middle tennessee (31-5).giddy p






march madness: butler cruises past winthrop


avery woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six three-pointers in his ncaa tournament debut to lead butler to a 76-64 win over winthrop on thursday.woodson, a graduate transfer from memphis, hit five three-pointers in the first half to help the fourth-seeded bulldogs build a 14-point halftime lead.a 12-2 run in the middle of the second half gave butler a 60-43 lead with less than 8 minutes left and put the game out of reach for the 13th-seeded eagles.xavier cooks had 23 points to lead big south champion winthrop (26-7).butler (24-8) looked comfortable all afternoon at the bradley center, the home of big east rival marquette. the last time the bulldogs played in milwaukee, woodson scored 17 points in a 68-65 victory over marquette last month. one more win in milwaukee and but






north carolina coasts past butler, 92-80, to reach elite eight


joel berry ii scored 26 points and justin jackson added 24 as top-seeded north carolina moved to the elite eight with a 92-80 victory over butler in the ncaa south region on friday night. luke maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping fuel a quick start for carolina (30-7). the tar heels never let their lead get under double digits in the second half. andrew chrabascz led the fourth-seeded bulldogs (25-9) with 21 points and seven rebounds, while kelan martin finished with 16 points for butler, which struggled shooting early and did not recover. carolina, which reached the elite eight for the 27th time, will face the winner of friday's second game between ucla and kentucky. the tar heels connected on 54.4 percent of their shots, while butler was at






north carolina decisively beats butler for entry into elite eight


memphis, tenn. — joel berry ii scored 26 points and justin jackson added 24 as top-seeded north carolina moved to the elite eight with a 92-80 victory over butler in the ncaa south region on friday night.luke maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping fuel a quick start for carolina (30-7). the tar heels never let their lead get under double digits in the second half.andrew chrabascz led the fourth-seeded bulldogs (25-9) with 21 points and seven rebounds, while kelan martin finished with 16 points for butler, which struggled shooting early and did not recover.carolina, which reached the elite eight for the 27th time, will face the winner of friday’s second game between ucla and kentucky. the tar heels connected on 54.4 percent of their shots, while






berry scores 26 points and carolina defeats butler 92-80


memphis, tenn. — joel berry ii scored 26 points and justin jackson added 24 as top-seeded north carolina moved to the elite eight with a 92-80 victory over butler in the ncaa south region on friday night.luke maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping fuel a quick start for carolina (30-7). the tar heels never let their lead get under double digits in the second half.andrew chrabascz led the fourth-seeded bulldogs (25-9) with 21 points and seven rebounds, while kelan martin finished with 16 points for butler, which struggled shooting early and did not recover.carolina, which reached the elite eight for the 27th time, will face the winner of friday's second game between ucla and kentucky. the tar heels connected on 54.4 percent of their shots, while






'ready to win, ready to lead.' jimmy butler arrives in twin cities


the jimmy butler era officially arrived sunday, when timberwolves coach tom thibodeau and general manager scott layden greeted him at the minneapolis-st. paul international airport after he landed on a flight from paris.new wolf jimmy butler has a message for minnesota.the team posted a video message from butler on twitter shortly after he arrived carrying a football in what he called “my new home.” he was photographed with fellow nba stars dwyane wade and carmelo anthony last week in paris during men’s fashion week.“i’m so excited to get started,” butler said sunday. “i can’t wait to meet and interact with everybody. thank you for this opportunity. i’m ready to win, i’m ready to lead and ready to get this thing on track.”butler will be introduced publicly this week after the wolves do the






mark wahlberg stumps for jimmy-butler-to-the-celtics (again)


you know, if it's not a late-night talk host speculating on jimmy butler as a laker or sports talking heads debating whether he should be a cavalier, it's someone like mark wahlberg who just seems dead set on making him a celtic.the "transformers" actor pondered a scenario where his buddy butler ended up in boston, wahlberg's hometown, and the bulls ended up with top nba prospect markelle fultz. "celtics are looking good but i don't think we take the draft pick, we traded it for a great player," wahlberg told tmz. "we need a star. we need jimmy butler, we need paul george, we need somebody."wahlberg added that he would like butler to wind up "whereever is good for him, like kd," referring to kevin durant, who just won a championship monday in his first season with the warriors.this isn't t






so far, so good this offseason for the timberwolves


as with any blockbuster trade, the wolves' deal on thursday had immediate reactions — most of them leaning heavily toward favoring the wolves for getting jimmy butler and the no. 16 pick while questioning the bulls' haul of zach lavine, kris dunn and the no. 7 pick in return. but far more fascinating things have yet to play out.namely: what will butler's presence look like on the court? how will he mesh with karl-anthony towns and andrew wiggins? and what will happen next with the timberwolves as they approach free agency and try to fill out their roster with more upgrades?on the court, there should be little doubt that butler makes the wolves' starting five considerably better than it was. basketball has two advanced stats that are pretty useful in determining a player's individual impact






'benson' star robert guillaume dead at 89


robert guillaume, who rose from squalid beginnings in st. louis slums to become a star in stage musicals and win emmy awards for his portrayal of the sharp-tongued butler in the tv sitcoms "soap" and "benson," has died at age 89.guillaume died at home tuesday in los angeles, according to his widow, donna brown guillaume. he had been battling prostate cancer, she told the associated press.among guillaume's achievements was playing nathan detroit in the first all-black version of "guys and dolls," earning a tony nomination in 1977. he became the first african-american to sing the title role of "phantom of the opera," appearing with an all-white cast in los angeles.while playing in "guys and dolls, he was asked to test for the role of an acerbic butler of a governor's mansion in "soap," a pri






bulls introspective after beatdown by celtics, their fifth straight loss


about the only positive emanating from sunday's 100-80 debacle of a loss to the celtics, the bulls' season-high fifth straight, is that dwyane wade and jimmy butler looked inward afterward."i have to be better," butler said.added wade: "i have to be better so i can help everybody else be better."this is significant not because wade finished a career-worst minus-37 and combined with butler to shoot 6-for-22 with both scoring in single digits. it's significant because as the bulls dropped to 10th place in the eastern conference and coach fred hoiberg again enacted management's preference to look at young players with an unwieldy 11-man rotation, the stars took it upon themselves to lead.a noncompetitive effort in which the bulls missed their first 12 shots with three turnovers before wade sc






good news: jimmy butler can’t possibly be worse than he was in game 3


five things off game 3 of bulls-celtics:1. it’s pretty simple: in the playoffs, your best players have to be your best players.in game 3 against the celtics, jimmy butler was the bulls’ worst player, and that included an appearance by cameron payne.in a game in which the bulls were playing without point guard rajon rondo, hero of game 2 and terrific in game 1, as well, butler needed to be strong and prominent.he was a mess, and so were his bulls.he needed to make a difference and give the bulls someone to follow.he was futile, and so were his bulls.“they threw the first punch at us,’’ bulls coach fred hoiberg said,  “and it took us a whole quarter before we responded.’’somebody should’ve led that response sooner. somebody should’ve led that response better. that somebody should’ve been but






after news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' st. paul fire chief steps down


just days after a reprimand against him was made public, st. paul fire chief tim butler stepped down from his position saturday.the announcement by mayor chris coleman came after a recent revelation that butler had been reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee. the case was one of five misconduct complaints made over the years against butler, whose relationship with the fire department's union had grown increasingly tense.butler, who has been the city's fire chief for almost 10 years, could not be reached for comment saturday.iaff local 21, the st. paul firefighter's union, tweeted what butler's letter informing coleman of his decision."it has been a distinct honor to be the city's fire chief for nearly 10 years," the letter reads. "thank you for the opportunity






trevon bluiett helps no. 5 xavier get past butler 98-93 in ot


trevon bluiett scored 17 of his 26 points in the final 14{ minutes of regulation and overtime tuesday night to help no. 5 xavier rally to beat butler 98-93.kerem kanter added 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:56 left in overtime, which started the decisive 5-0 run. the musketeers (22-3, 10-2 big east) have won seven straight overall and three in a row in the series.advertisementkelan martin had 34 points and sean mcdermott finished with 17 to lead the bulldogs (17-8, 7-5), whose four-game winning streak was snapped.just barely, though, in a topsy-turvy game.butler erased an 18-point first-half deficit and led 62-56 with 9:13 to go when bluiett, playing his final college game in his hometown, turned it up. he scored eight points in a 16-6 spurt that gave xavier a 72-68 cushion






trevon bluiett helps no. 5 xavier get past butler 98-93 in ot


trevon bluiett scored 17 of his 26 points in the final 14{ minutes of regulation and overtime tuesday night to help no. 5 xavier rally to beat butler 98-93.kerem kanter added 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:56 left in overtime, which started the decisive 5-0 run. the musketeers (22-3, 10-2 big east) have won seven straight overall and three in a row in the series.advertisementkelan martin had 34 points and sean mcdermott finished with 17 to lead the bulldogs (17-8, 7-5), whose four-game winning streak was snapped.just barely, though, in a topsy-turvy game.butler erased an 18-point first-half deficit and led 62-56 with 9:13 to go when bluiett, playing his final college game in his hometown, turned it up. he scored eight points in a 16-6 spurt that gave xavier a 72-68 cushion






trevon bluiett helps no. 5 xavier get past butler 98-93 in ot


trevon bluiett scored 17 of his 26 points in the final 14{ minutes of regulation and overtime tuesday night to help no. 5 xavier rally to beat butler 98-93.kerem kanter added 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 2:56 left in overtime, which started the decisive 5-0 run. the musketeers (22-3, 10-2 big east) have won seven straight overall and three in a row in the series.advertisementkelan martin had 34 points and sean mcdermott finished with 17 to lead the bulldogs (17-8, 7-5), whose four-game winning streak was snapped.just barely, though, in a topsy-turvy game.butler erased an 18-point first-half deficit and led 62-56 with 9:13 to go when bluiett, playing his final college game in his hometown, turned it up. he scored eight points in a 16-6 spurt that gave xavier a 72-68 cushion






chrabascz gives no. 22 butler lift in 68-65 over marquette


milwaukee — andrew chrabascz scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half, avery woodson scored 17 points in his first start in more than three weeks and no. 22 butler held off marquette for a 68-65 victory tuesday night.the bulldogs (19-5, 8-4 big east) snapped a two-game losing streak after tweaking their starting lineup, with regulars tyler lewis and kelan martin coming off the bench. kethan savage joined woodson in the starting lineup.chrabascz stayed in the starting five and gave his team a lift in the closing minutes. he followed two free throws with a layup with 49 seconds left to give butler an eight-point lead.markus howard had 19 points for marquette (15-9, 6-6), including a 3 with 1 second left. but the golden eagles couldn't force a turnover on the ensuing inbounds p for one l






gophers get a no. 5 seed, will play middle tennessee state in milwaukee


richard pitino and his gophers saw their final goal of a major turnaround come to fruition sunday evening when the ncaa tournament selection committee gave them a surprisingly high no. 5 seed. minnesota plays no. 12 seed middle tennessee in milwaukee on thursday in south region action.this is minnesota’s first trip to the ncaa tournament under pitino, and the program’s first big dance in four years. in 2013, the gophers made the tournament and beat ucla before losing to florida in the second round. tubby smith was fired as coach after that loss, and pitino was hired shortly after.thursday’s first-round game is at 3 p.m. on tnt. the winner will play the butler-winthrop winner on saturday in milwaukee.the 2013 victory over ucla is minnesota’s only ncaa tournament victory, officially, in over






georgetown pulls away late to upset no. 11 butler 85-81


indianapolis — l.j. peak scored 22 points and jessie govan beat the s clock with a key 3-pointer with 1:03 left, helping georgetown top no. 11 butler 85-81 on urday night.govan and rodney pryor each finished with 20 points as the hoyas (12-10, 3-6 big east) stopped the bulldogs' 14-game home winning streak with their second straight victory against a ranked opponent. they were coming off a 71-51 win against no. 16 creighton on wednesday.kelan martin scored 22 points for butler (18-4, 7-3), which lost for the first time in five games.after the bulldogs tied it at 74, govan broke free for a layup and peak knocked down a 3 to make it 79-74 with 3:31 left.avery woodson's 3 cut the deficit to 79-77. following five straight empty possessions, govan beat the s clock to make it 82-77.butler never






no. 24 butler defense shuts down depaul in 82-66 win


indianapolis — suddenly, the butler bulldogs have figured things out.their offense is working, their defense is improving and the wins are starting to pile up. it's even hard for coach chris holtmann to find faults right now.nate fowler scored 15 points, kelan martin added 14 points and eight rebounds and no. 24 butler took advantage of two big scoring runs to blow out depaul 82-66 on sunday for its first back-to-back wins in almost a month."all around us, people said the sky was falling and we were still practicing well," holtmann said. "that's a credit to them."butler's resurgence couldn't come at a better time.with trips to no. 2 villanova and xavier looming later this week, butler (21-6, 10-5 big east) has sole possession of second place in the league and a chance to pad an already imp






after news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' st. paul fire chief steps down


just days after a reprimand against him was made public, st. paul fire chief tim butler stepped down from his position saturday.the announcement by mayor chris coleman came after a recent revelation that butler had been reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee. the case was one of five misconduct complaints made over the years against butler, whose relationship with the fire department’s union had grown increasingly tense.butler, who has been the city’s fire chief for almost 10 years, could not be reached for comment saturday.iaff local 21, the st. paul firefighter’s union, tweeted the contents of butler’s letter informing coleman of his decision.“it has been a distinct honor to be the city’s fire chief for nearly 10 years,” the letter reads. “thank you for the o






munoz extends lead to 3 at greenbrier classic; love 4 back


white sulphur springs, w.va. — sebastian munoz shot a 3-under 67 friday to lead ben martin and hudson swafford by three strokes after the second round of the greenbrier classic.munoz, a 24-year-old colombian, continued his solid play after an opening-round 61. he heads into the weekend at 12-under 128 and leads after 36 holes for the second time in his rookie pga tour season. he shared the lead halfway through the st. jude classic but played the final two rounds in 11 over.martin shot 67 and swafford had a 66.davis love iii, seeking to become the oldest-ever winner on the pga tour at age 53, shot 69 and is at 8 under, along with defending champion danny lee and russell henley. henley tied the day's best round with a 64.






usa badminton nixes tourney at aurora gym owned by banned volleyball coach rick


associated press, tribune news services the governing body of usa volleyball has banned aurora coach rick butler for life.the decision was announced wednesday. butler was banned from usa volleyball-sanctioned or sponsored events in 1995 after allegations that he sexually molested at least three girls he used to coach, according to articles... the governing body of usa volleyball has banned aurora coach rick butler for life.the decision was announced wednesday. butler was banned from usa volleyball-sanctioned or sponsored events in 1995 after allegations that he sexually molested at least three girls he used to coach, according to articles... (associated press, tribune news services)






the times' boys' basketball rankings


a look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the southland:rk. school (w-l) next (last week’s ranking) 1. bishop montgomery (4-0) at misson prep tourney, dec. 15. (1)2. mater dei (5-0) city of palms tourney, dec. 19. (2)3. sierra canyon (1-0) at shadow mountain, saturday (3)4. westchester (7-1) at tarkanian classic, dec. 20. (5)5. rancho christian (6-0) at tarkanian classic, dec. 20. (12)6. crespi (6-0) at cerritos-gahr tourney, wednesday (6)7. fairfax (1-1) vs. west bakersfield at beverly hills, tuesday (7)8. damien (5-0) vs. duarte, wednesday (11)9. santa margarita (3-1) vs. costa mesa at corona del mar, today (8)10. eastvale roosevelt (4-0) at orlando, fla. tourney, dec. 18. (14)11. oak park (6-2) vs. findlay prep in arizona, dec. 15. (15)12. pasadena (3-1) at tarkanian cl






the times' boys' basketball rankings – la times


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