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U.S. Attorney brings game-fixing, bribery charges against USD players, coach, others

SAN DIEGO (USANN4)–A alleged criminal ring was uncovered that includes a former coach and former players from the University of San Diego.   Ten defendants in all have been accused of bribing players, fixing games, illegal book-making, and distributing marijuana.  

They include former San Diego assistant basketball coach Thaddeus Brown, and former players Brandon Johnson and Brandon Dowdy.
Operation “Hook Shot” was a one-year probe that initially focused on marijuana.   It was later expanded once allegations of bribery and sports betting were uncovered.   Federal prosecutors met with San Diego campus officials about the case.   The school is cooperating with authorities.

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Napolitano urges vigilance at NCAA tournament

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press  Release)–Fans celebrating March Madness are being asked to remain vigilant.   People attending games in this year’s NCAA basketball tournaments are encouraged to report any suspicious behavior they see.   Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and NCAA President Mark Emmert unveil a series of posters and a public-service announcement.

The announcement will be played at all tournament games.   It reminds spectators, quote, “If you see something, say something.”   Napolitano used unattended bags and luggage as examples of “suspicious behavior.”   She said there have not been any specific threats to NCAA events.

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Grossmont loses two heartbreakers in men’s basketball tournament

By Brennan Wasan

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The Grossmont Men’s Basketball team has had a rocky season since its opening game on November 12.  Thbe team is currently without a win, with a record of 0-5.

Grossmont recently hosted the 39th Annual Grossmont Men’s Invitational Tournament, but lost in two close, competitive games.

In their first game of the tournament on Friday, Dec. 3, Grossmont narrowly lost to Cerritos, 66-64 . With two seconds left on the game clock, Cerritos’ Darious Williams put back a miss that gave them a two-point advantage. Grossmont players “who lead for most of the second half, got 11 points and 6 rebounds from Martin Thomas,” the school’s athletic department website reported.

In the second tournament game, Grossmont fell to Cypress 83-80. loss. The athletic department’s website reported that “Cypress held off a furious Grossmont rally in the second half to advance to Sunday’s Consolation Final. Andre Winn canned 7-of-8 free throws en route to a team-high 20 points. Grossmont’s Chris Hepperly lead all scorers with 24 points.”

WIth only two returning players, the college has fourteen freshman and four sophmores. The Griffins visit Palomar College on Friday, Dec 10th at 5:00 pm.

Wasan is a student in Media Comm 132