Coast to Coast: Playoffs and Play-ins in the NBA

What a year it’s been for basketball. Joel Embiid became the first center to lead the league in scoring since Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Paul helped yet another franchise set their win record and the Los Angeles Lakers set a new low for preseason betting favorites. I’ve had a lot of fun covering it all, and […]

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Coast to Coast: College basketball National Championship edition

The NCAA Tournament draws to a close tonight as two of the sports’ bluest blue bloods face off in New Orleans. Kansas Head Coach Bill Self will lead his troops out against the North Carolina squad that ended Coach K’s storied career over the weekend.  Let’s dive into how they got here and where they’re […]

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Coast to Coast: The dominant Phoenix Suns, a fitting farewell for Coach K and more

Senior guard Drew Peterson comes off a screen during USC’s loss against UCLA Saturday night. Peterson had 13 points in the loss. The Trojans lost consecutive games for the first time this season.  (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) Why are we watching this?  That’s a question many Los Angeles Lakers faithful likely asked themselves during […]

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Coast to Coast: A Mountain West hero, an unlikely All-Star and a skid in Waco

What a time for basketball around the country. Six of the top 10 teams in the AP top 25 lost in a strong week for NCAA underdogs. In the NBA, a couple of blockbuster trades rocked the league.  I’ll take you through a few of my thoughts on this roller coaster ride of a week. […]

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Coast to Coast: Ochai Agbaji, Auburn basketball and the Sinking Lakers

Welcome to the first issue of my spring column: “Coast to Coast.” My name is Yoav Gillath and I’ll be your guide for hoops across the country. We’ll cover NBA and NCAA basketball from coast to coast, honing in on overlooked teams and players. Today, I’ll dive into a crowded Eastern conference, bring you tales […]

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Yoav’s Top-10: Ten things I loved in an up-and-down two weeks for USC sports

We’re back on USC sports just in time for a rundown of the basketball team’s strong start and the aftermath of football’s rivalry game Saturday. Wishing our readers a great Thanksgiving, but before we can get to break, let’s break down USC sports. Gary Bryant Jr. steps up In a game with few bright spots, […]

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Yoav’s Top-10: Early season NBA edition

We’re throwing a changeup this week and covering the NBA’s wild start. From crazy trades that won’t happen to hot takes that’ll look like Costco’s frozen goods aisle in a few months, here are 10 early season NBA takes. Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons goes green Boot up the trade machine because we’ve got a […]

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Yoav’s Top 10: Big wins and strong debuts define the past two weeks

Football may have taken a week’s break, but here at the Top 10, we never rest. Men’s water polo won a primetime matchup, women’s soccer refused to lose and a couple of former Trojans had strong starts in the NBA’s return. Let’s get down to business. Underrated USC basketball The preseason AP Top 25 College […]

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Yoav’s Top 10: London, Tuaniga, Hocking were stand outs from the past week

We’re back in business with another edition of my top ten. Junior receiver Drake London kicks off for us this week, with freshman setter Mia Tuaniga and some red-hot teams taking the stage later. Let’s roll.  The Drake London Experience Where would we be without London? To say our offense runs through the junior wide […]

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