Jim Alexander, SGV Tribune

Jim Alexander

SGV Tribune

Moreno Valley, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Alexander: Arizona loss didn’t hamper UCLA much on Selection Sunday – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

But USC’s loss to Arizona State almost damaged their own chances and helped ASU get into the 68-team field. → Read More

Alexander: UCLA Bruins don’t help themselves in loss to Arizona – San Bernardino Sun

Falling short in a riveting Pac-12 championship game could cost UCLA in seeding and maybe location, but how much? → Read More

Alexander: Las Vegas, mecca of college basketball in the West

For five of the region’s Division I conferences, what happens in Vegas … can get them to March Madness. → Read More

Alexander: Whatever happens, UCLA basketball perseveres

The Bruins lose big man Adem Bona – for how long, no one knows – but others again step up in a convincing Pac-12 Tournament semifinal win over Oregon → Read More

Alexander: UCLA gets the job done without Jaylen Clark

The Bruins’ ability to prosper down the stretch, as others step up in their Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal win, might sway the NCAA selection committee. → Read More

Alexander: Joe Kelly’s book offers an entertaining look at baseball – San Bernardino Sun

The former Dodgers reliever writes about Carlos Correa and “The Pout,” recent rule changes and his surprising interview with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. → Read More

Alexander: With little room for error, did Lakers learn a lesson?

They followed an uninspired loss to Minnesota Friday by weathering everything the Warriors threw at them and winning. They’ll need far more of the latter. → Read More

Alexander: Our 2023 Southern California sports franchise rankings

The names at the top of the annual State of SoCal Sports rankings should be familiar, but this is a boom period for the teams in this region. → Read More

Alexander: What did last year’s baseball lockout achieve, anyway?

A year later, small-budget owners are still complaining about payroll disparity. Maybe they should take more responsibility for it. → Read More

Alexander: Jonathan Quick, best goalie in Kings history, leaves a legacy

Quick wasn’t considered the top goaltending prospect when he entered the organization in 2005, but he’ll leave as the best in the franchise’s history → Read More

Alexander: Women’s basketball coaches prove UCLA, USC can indeed work together

The Bruins’ Cori Close and the Troians’ Lindsay Gottlieb are teaming up to navigate their teams’ upcoming move to the Big Ten, but they have larger goals in mind. → Read More

Alexander: Russell Westbrook makes an (almost) successful Clippers debut

In his first game on Friday night, he pushed the pace, handed out 14 assists and made some key plays in a crazy 176-175 double-overtime loss to Sacramento. → Read More

Alexander: At Corona Centennial, ‘three-peat’ isn’t a bad word

The Huskies embrace the pressure in pursuit of a third consecutive CIF Southern Section Open Division boys basketball title Saturday against St. John Bosco → Read More

Alexander: It was an ordeal, but Tiger Woods made it through 72 holes

At times at Riviera he looked like the old Tiger, and at other times he looked like … well, an old Tiger. → Read More

Alexander: Even with star-laden field, grinders are in the hunt at Riviera

Keith Mitchell is four shots back going into the final round, and there are plenty of others seeking breakthroughs atop the leaderboard. → Read More

Alexander: How rapidly the sports seasons change these days

It’s Super Bowl one day, spring training baseball the next, and a jarring transition it is → Read More

Alexander: Does Netflix hold a key to future of PGA Tour?

The streaming service’s new documentary series, “Full Swing,” could help bring a new demographic on board, with Rory McIlroy saying the Tour should look at the NBA as a model for growth. → Read More

Alexander: For UC Irvine, another dominant night at UC Riverside’s expense

The Anteaters roll against the Highlanders, who have historically struggled against UCI and have hit a rough patch this season. → Read More

Alexander: USC women’s basketball team isn’t scared by an early deficit

A comeback victory over Oregon demonstrated the kind of resilience and grit that could serve the Women of Troy quite well in March. → Read More

Alexander: This time, Lakers’ Rob Pelinka gets it right

The flurry of transactions at the trade deadline makes the team younger, more versatile and more dangerous. And Russell Westbrook is gone, too. → Read More