College Basketball Coach, Rick Majerus, dies at 64

Being a die-hard fanatic of any basketball games, reading a news about the College Basketball Coach, Rick Majerus, who died at 64 from LA Times, it really saddened my day.

Rick MajerusRick Majerus (image from ksdk.com)

What I have known about Rick Majerus is that he has had only 1 losing season in his 25 years of coaching college basketball. One more thing being such remarkable about him was that he made Utah to the NCAA finals in 1998.

But now that he has gone due to a heart failure in Los Angeles hospital just yesterday, Saturday, Dec. 01, 2012, all I can say is may he rest in peace and good luck to the college basketball team!

Google Doodles London 2012 Summer Olympics — Basketball

My morning is great when I saw this Google Doodles and even allowed me to play basketball online. Yes! You can play basketball in the Google homepage today as Google Doodles London 2012 Summer Olympics — Basketball.

Google Doodles London 2012 Summer Olympics — Basketball

Yesterday, the Google homepage was also cool. They featured London 2012 Hurdle! That also allowed me to play hurdle online.

Kobe Bryant owns Ferrari 458 Italia

It seems like Kobe Bryant is the coolest among the LA Lakers men today after owning a Ferrari 458 Italia.

Image from Kobe Bryant just dropped $329,000 on a brand new Ferrari

According to Wikipedia, Ferrari 458 Italia is a mid-engine sports car. It’s official 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is under 3.4 seconds, while top speed is over 325 km/h (202 mph), with a fuel consumption in combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) 13.3 L/100 km (21.2 mpg-imp; 17.7 mpg-US) while producing 307g/km of CO2.

Michael Jordan Engaged to Yvette Prieto

It seems like December 2011 is Lovers Month. After knowing and attending a number of engagement and wedding ceremonies, just before the new year comes, Michael Jordan is now officially engaged to her girl-friend and now fiancee, Yvette Prieto.

Michael Jordan Engaged to Yvette PrietoMichael Jordan Engaged to Yvette Prieto

Jordan and Prieto have been dating for three years now.

Yvette Prieto is a Cuban-American model while Michale Jordan, is a basketball player.

Virginia Commonwealth University beats Kansas University, 71-61 in NCAA Basketball

In the last remaining Number 1 seed, Virginia Commonwealth University won over Kansas University advancing Virginia Commonwealth University to the national semifinals of NCAA basketball men.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Rams scored 71-61 over Kansas University Jayhawks.

Virginia Commonwealth University is the third No. 11 seed to reach the Final Four in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament and the first since George Mason in 2006. Louisiana State in 1986 also reached the national semifinals as an 11th-ranked team.

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  • Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Beats KU.

 

George Mason University Wins During 2011 NCAA Tournament

Though not live, I had a great time watching the replay of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

Anyhow, a here’s the latest report on the 2011 NCAA Tournament results.

 

George Mason University used a 13-3 game-ending run to beat Villanova University 61-57 in college basketball men’s championship tournament. Top-seeded Duke beat Hampton 87-45.

The University of Notre Dame topped Akron University 69-56, the University of Texasbeat Oakland University 85-81, and the University ofMichigan topped the University of Tennessee 75-45 on the second full day of National Collegiate Athletic Association play. West Region fifth seed Arizona beat Memphis 77-75.

Luke Hancock’s 3-pointer with 20 seconds remaining put No. 8 seed George Mason ahead for good in its East Region win over No. 9 Villanova at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The Wildcats, with 20 points from guard Corey Fisher, led by as many as 10 points during the game and by six as it headed into the final two minutes.

 

Excerpted from Notre Dame, Texas, Michigan, George Mason Win Games During NCAA Tournament.

 

 

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2011 NCAA Tournament Schedule

I have been missing a lot of sports events the past months. The last time I checked and blogged was on Nadal’s loosing grip in 2011, though lawn tennis is just second from basketball among all my fave ball games.
Anyway, talking back with basketball games, NCAA is the latest basketball game tournament that almost the whole wide world is looking forward to. Since it has started already, I am having here the 2011 NCAA Tournament schedule.

 

SECOND ROUND
Thursday, March 17

  • EAST:West Virginia (20-11) vs. UAB-Clemson winner, 12:25 p.m.
  • EAST:Kentucky (25-8) vs. Princeton (25-6), 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHEAST: Butler (23-9) vs. Old Dominion (27-6), 12:40 p.m.
  • SOUTHEAST: Pittsburgh (27-5) vs. UNC Asheville, 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHWEST: Louisville (25-9) vs. Morehead State (24-9), 1:40 p.m.
  • SOUTHWEST:Vanderbilt (23-10) vs. Richmond (27-7), 30 minutes following
  • WEST: Temple (25-7) vs. Penn State (19-14), 2:10 p.m.
  • WEST: San Diego State (32-2) vs. Northern Colorado (21-10), 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHEAST: Florida (26-7) vs. UC Santa Barbara (18-13), 6:50 p.m.
  • SOUTHEAST: UCLA (22-10) vs. Michigan State (19-14), 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHEAST: BYU (30-4) vs. Wofford (21-12), 7:15 p.m.
  • SOUTHEAST: St. John’s (21-11) vs. Gonzaga (24-9), 30 minutes following
  • WEST: Connecticut (26-9) vs. Bucknell (25-8), 7:20 p.m.
  • WEST: Cincinnati (25-8) vs. Missouri (23-10), 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHEAST: Wisconsin (23-8) vs. Belmont (30-4), 7:27 p.m.
  • SOUTHEAST: Kansas State (22-10) vs. Utah State (30-3), 30 minutes following

Friday, March 18

  • WEST: Texas (27-7) vs. Oakland, Mich. (25-9), 12:15 p.m.
  • WEST: Arizona (27-7) vs. Memphis (25-9), 30 minutes following
  • WEST: Michigan (20-13) vs. Tennessee (19-14), 12:40 p.m.
  • WEST: Duke (30-4) vs. Hampton (24-8), 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHWEST: Notre Dame (26-6) vs. Akron (23-12), 1:40, p.m.
  • SOUTHWEST: Texas A&M (24-8) vs. Florida State (21-10), 30 minutes following
  • EAST: George Mason (26-6) vs. Villanova (21-11), 2:10 p.m.
  • EAST: Ohio State (32-2) vs. UTSA, 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHWEST: Kansas (32-2) vs. Boston University (21-13), 6:50 p.m.
  • SOUTHWEST: UNLV (24-8) vs. Illinois (19-13), 30 minutes following
  • EAST:North Carolina (26-7) vs. Long Island University (27-5), 7:15 p.m.
  • EAST: Washington (23-10) vs. Georgia (21-11), 30 minutes following
  • SOUTHWEST: Purdue (25-7) vs. St. Peter’s (20-13), 7:20 p.m.
  • SOUTHWEST: Georgetown (21-10) vs. Virginia Commonwealth
  • EAST: Xavier (24-7) vs. Marquette (20-14), 7:27 p.m.
  • EAST: Syracuse (26-7) vs. Indiana State (20-13), 30 minutes following

THIRD ROUND
Saturday, March 19

  • EAST: West Virginia_UAB-Clemson winner vs. Kentucky-Princeton winner
  • SOUTHEAST: Pittsburgh_UNC Asheville-Arkansas-Little Rock winner vs. Butler-Old Dominion winner
  • SOUTHEAST: Florida-UC Santa Barbara winner vs. UCLA-Michigan State winner
  • SOUTHEAST: BYU-Wofford winner vs. St. John’s-Gonzaga winner
  • SOUTHEAST: Kansas State-Utah State winner vs. Wisconsin-Belmont winner
  • SOUTHWEST: Louisville-Morehead State winner vs. Vanderbilt-Richmond winner
  • WEST: Connecticut-Bucknell winner vs. Cincinnati-Missouri winner
  • WEST: San Diego State-Northern Colorado winner vs. Temple-Penn State winner

Sunday, March 20

  • EAST: North Carolina-Long Island University winner vs. Washington-Georgia winner
  • EAST: Ohio State_UTSA-Alabama State winner vs. George Mason-Villanova winner
  • EAST: Syracuse-Indiana State winner vs. Xavier-Marquette winner
  • SOUTHWEST: Notre Dame-Akron winner vs. Texas A&M-Florida State winner
  • SOUTHWEST: Purdue-St. Peter’s winner vs. Georgetown_Southern Cal-Virginia Commonwealth winner
  • SOUTHWEST: Kansas-Boston University winner vs. UNLV-Illinois winner
  • WEST: Duke-Hampton winner vs. Michigan-Tennessee winner
  • WEST: Texas-Oakland, Mich. winner vs. Arizona-Memphis winner

REGIONAL SEMIFINALS
Thursday, March 24

  • SOUTHEAST: Pittsburgh-UNC Asheville-Arkansas-Little Rock_Butler-Old Dominion winner vs. Kansas State-Utah State_Wisconsin-Belmont winner
  • SOUTHEAST: Florida-UC Santa Barbara_UCLA-Michigan State winner vs. BYU-Wofford_St. John’s-Gonzaga winner
  • WEST: Duke-Hampton_Michigan-Tennessee winner vs. Texas-Oakland, Mich._Arizona-Memphis winner
  • WEST: San Diego State-Northern Colorado_Temple-Penn State winner vs. Connecticut-Bucknell_Cincinnati-Missouri winner

Friday, March 25

  • EAST: Ohio State-UTSA-Alabama State_George Mason-Villanova winner vs. West Virginia-UAB-Clemson_Kentucky-Princeton winner
  • EAST: North Carolina-Long Island University_Washington-Georgia winner vs. Syracuse-Indiana State_Xavier-Marquette winner
  • SOUTHWEST: Kansas-Boston University_UNLV-Illinois winner vs. Louisville-Morehead State_Vanderbilt-Richmond winner
  • SOUTHWEST: Notre Dame-Akron_Texas A&M-Florida State winner vs. Purdue-St. Peter’s_Georgetown-Southern Cal-Virginia Commonwealth winner

REGIONAL FINALS
Saturday, March 26

  • SOUTHEAST: Semifinal winners
  • WEST: Semifinal winners

Sunday, March 27

  • EAST: Semifinal winners
  • SOUTHWEST: Semifinal winners

FINAL FOUR
At Reliant Stadium
Houston
National Semifinals
Saturday, April 2

  • East champion vs. West champion
  • Southeast champion vs. Southwest champion

National Championship
Monday, April 4

  • Semifinal winners

Excerpted from:2011 NCAA Tournament Schedule

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What Happen to the Balls?

When we were about to go home at around 1:00 in the afternoon yesterday after visiting the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, while waiting for a bus going back to Cebu City, we were sitting in a kubo, nipa hut house, in a nearby motorcycle terminal where I noticed motorcycles having basketball balls right in front of its seat.

 

I didn’t mind it at first ‘coz I was thinking that might the driver put it there or a passenger did. However, when a running motorcycle with passengers riding on it with a ball in front, I noticed that the driver was already sitting on the ball because he was carrying three passengers.
Notice the ball getting blunted. Smiley
Then I said Oh Eeeem Gee! They’re using the ball as an extra seat! Smiley I was so pity with the balls. Smiley How could it be used in playing then? It supposed to be for playing! Oh no!!! Smiley
Anyway, talking ’bout balls, I remembered M wants to have a mini sport center in our soon-to-be house. I want musical hall. If there is a sport center, he wants basketball and billiards area to be there. In fact, we were already looking for Pool Tables. Haha. We’re already looking forward for our house that we don’t even have a lot to build one. LOL! Smiley

NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010 Scores

Whoooo! I miss basketball especially the latest NCAA Basketball Tournament 2010. I have been browsing online since this afternoon and looking for article directory on basketball tournament. And yeah, glad enough that I have found one. Haha.
The article really excites me most especially when I was redirected to the latest results of the NCAA Basketball Tournamet 2010. And to share some, I have here the results below. But with regards to the article that I have read, I might post it soon.

Here’s a look at the final scores for Thursday, 3/18/10 in Round 1 of the 2010 NCAA Mens basketball tournament:

  • BYU 99
    Florida 92 (final 2OT)
  • Old Dominion 51
    Notre Dame 50 (final)
  • Villanova 73
    Robert Morris 70 (final OT)
  • Murray St. 66
    Vanderbilt 65 (final)
  • Kansas St. 82
    North Texas 62 (final)
  • Baylor 68
    Sam Houston St. 59 (final)
  • St. Mary’s 80
    Richmond 71 (final)
  • Butler 77
    UTEP 59 (final)
  • UNI 69
    UNLV 66 (final)
  • Kentucky 100
    East. Tenn St. 71 (final)
  • Washington 80
    Marquette 78 (final)
  • Ohio 97
    Georgetown 83 (final)
  • Wake Forest 81
    Texas 80 (final – OT)
  • Tennessee 62
    San Diego St. 59 (final)
  • New Mexico 62
    Montana 57 (final)
  • Kansas 90
    Lehigh 74 (final)

Whew! I have another addiction in the list to be followed by the summer. Let’s play basketball!!! Smiley

Kyle Kuric, Highest scorer in NCAA

Kyle Kuric is dribbling my heart away.

Kyle Kuric had a career-high 22 points, as Louisville closed out Freedom Hall in style, knocking off top-ranked Syracuse, 78-68, in front of a raucous crowd.

Playing in its 54th and final season at the facility, Louisville (20-11, 11-7 Big East) got its fourth win ever against a No. 1-ranked team and bolstered its resume for an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Kyle Kuric is my new crush now in NCAA. LOL! He vanished my stye. LOL!