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LOS ANGELES -- Morris Taft, a guard under coach John Wooden at UCLA from 1954-56 who helped the Bruins win their first NCAA Tournament game, has died. Atlanta Falcons Russell Gage Jersey . He was 84.The school said Taft died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness.He helped lead the Bruins to a 61-18 record during his three seasons, averaging in double figures his last two.As a senior in 1955-56, Taft helped the Bruins win their first NCAA Tournament game, beating Seattle 94-70 in a consolation game after they lost to San Francisco and future Hall of Famer Bill Russell in the opening round. Earlier that season, UCLA had lost to Russell and the Dons at the ECAC Holiday Festival in New York.The Bruins opened that season with a 4-5 non-conference record before cruising through their Pacific Coast Conference schedule with a 16-0 record to finish first. They didnt have a home court, so the Bruins traveled between three different locations to play.Taft averaged 17.3 points, second-best on the team, as a senior. He averaged 12.6 points as a junior, and started both his last two seasons. He was named first-team All-PCC in 1956.As a sophomore playing on the varsity, Taft helped the Bruins beat Russells San Francisco team 47-40.Taft was chosen 56th overall in the 1956 NBA draft by the St. Louis Hawks, now in Atlanta, but he never played in the league.After college, Taft worked as an insurance agent for Equitable Life, often selling policies to other athletes and professionals.He is survived by his three children, Paula, Monisa and Morris Jr., and two grandchildren. Cheap Nike Falcons Jerseys .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. Falcons Jerseys China . Numbers Game examines the deal that sees Michael Del Zotto and Kevin Klein switch places. The Predators Get: D Michael Del Zotto. http://www.cheapjerseysfalcons.us/ . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has rejoined the team after missing two games to attend his grandmothers funeral. Markakis was in the starting lineup Friday night against Tampa Bay. Baltimore optioned outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk after Thursday nights game at Houston. Wholesale Atlanta Falcons Jerseys 2019. Also, the Orioles recalled pitcher Mike Belfiore from Norfolk, where the left-hander went 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA in 17 games. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said reliever Pedro Strop, out with a lower back strain, could be activated Saturday from the 15-day disabled list. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '